Randex

Wednesday 08 October 2014
Mathew Sforcina, 411Mania
Neutral  

Personally, what I’d do? I’d have them go full Ayn Rand, and have Colter offer their services to the Authority as flunkies for a price, then when Hunter baulks at two paychecks Swagger breaks Colter’s ankle, Swagger is welcomed in and becomes Rollins’ bodyguard/tag partner, then in a few months Colter returns with a team to take them on…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Oct 2014

Ever since Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” disaster-gaffe in 2012, national Republicans have tried to shirk their image as welfare-hating, green eyeshade–wearing budget choppers. Even Paul Ryan, the former head of the congressional Ayn Rand fan club, now talks about expanding the scope of welfare programs to return more of their dependents into productive workers.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Oct 2014
Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

Klein has known the world was sinking deep into a “Capitalism vs. The Climate” global war since well before her last book, “The Shock Doctrine: Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” a historical survey of the conservative revolution launched after WWII by Nobel Economist Milton Friedman and “Atlas Shrugged” author Ayn Rand. That revolution sunk its roots deeper into American history under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan and Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Oct 2014
Tuesday 07 October 2014
Karina Ioffee, Inside Bay Area

In the suit, Susan Koret accuses real estate magnate Tad Taube, the president of the Koret’s board of directors, of distributing funds to politically-minded groups such as the Federalist Society and the Ayn Rand Institute.

“Alleviating suffering and misfortune were my husband’s top priorities,” Susan Koret said in a news release. “(The foundation’s) money shouldn’t be used for Ted Taube’s pet projects in Poland or to help conservative economic and policy think tanks – not when so many in the Bay Area go to bed hungry every night.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Oct 2014
Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle

Other conservative and libertarian recipients of Koret cash, according to the suit: $180,000 to the Federalist Society, $80,000 to the David Horowitz Freedom Center, $16,000 to the Ayn Rand Institute, $10,000 to Students for Liberty and $4,000 to the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, once run by Grover Norquist.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2014
Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

The Republican Party, I suppose, can become the sterile and technocratic party that stresses competence over values — the party that makes the Metro run on time (wait, they wouldn’t do that, either!). Or it could become an Ayn Rand-esque “money” party for anyone who cares about cutting spending and taxes (though, let’s be honest, the Gordon Gekko image doesn’t work much better than the Jerry Falwell stereotype).

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2014
Debra Rae, Patriot Post
Positive  

America’s founding fathers embraced transcendent ideals of law and liberty drawn from the ancient history of Israel, coupled with New Testament doctrine. In short, founders learned from the past – morally, ethically, and religiously. They understood that, whenever evil wins, it is by moral failure of those who compromise basic principles (Ayn Rand). History is replete with examples of entire nations weakened by compromise and moral failure.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2014
Camel City Dispatch (Winston Salem, NC)
Atheism   Neutral  

Satanism and the Church of Satan is less a religion and more of a parody of Roman Catholicism merged with the philosophies of Ayn Rand, Alistair Crowley, and Anton LeVay’s own twisted sense of humor.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2014
Priscilla, NewsHounds
Negative  

In addition to Jesus and Ayn Rand, Fox News worships the USA which is seen as a pristine entity that has never and would never do anything wrong because of its divinely bestowed “exceptionalism.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2014
Dave Zirin, The Nation

What is particularly disturbing is the execs who are proudly gushing about this new normal. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is one of them. The billionaire with a yacht named after Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead told Torre and Haberstroh, “I think the smartest thing we do for health from a data perspective is take ongoing assessments and even blood tests so we have a baseline for each individual that we can monitor for any abnormalities. When someone is ill, we know what their numbers should be.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2014
Melissa Baldauff, Green Bay Progressive
Mixed  

WisPolitics is reporting that Walker will headline a fundraiser for Grothman’s campaign for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional district tomorrow in Oshkosh. The event is hosted by Ben Ganther, a millionaire Republican donor who was sued by the City of Oshkosh in 2007 for $328,000 in unpaid taxes and who joined U.S. Senator Ron Johnson in erecting a 20-foot-tall Ayn Rand-inspired statue outside his company’s office as a protest to the Affordable Care Act.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Oct 2014
Eric Freeman, Yahoo! Sports
Negative  

Desiring the ability to sequence individual genomes is even more dystopian, the sort of circumstance that high school teachers push students to treat as allegory rather than fact. These claims are not driven by a magnanimous desire to help players stay healthy for the good of the franchise. They are the thoughts of a group of people with a tendency to name their pets and yachts after the work of Ayn Rand.

Those of us who don’t agree with such invasive measures can console ourselves by claiming that they misunderstand what makes basketball teams successful.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Oct 2014