4/17/11

Journalists: please ask Paul Ryan whether he thinks it was right for Ayn Rand to take government assistance while decrying others who took it?


Will journalists please ask Paul Ryan whether he thinks it was right for Ayn Rand to take government assistance while decrying others who took it?

In an interview, Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand's law firm said, "Doctors cost a lot more money than books earn and she could be totally wiped out" without the aid of these two government programs. Ayn took the bail out even though Ayn "despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently... She didn't feel that an individual should take help."

SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ford/ayn-rand-and-the-vip-dipe_b_792184.html

Rand received Social Security and Medicare payments under the name of Ann O'Connor (husband Frank O'Connor).

Meanwhile,

"Representative Paul Ryan, also of Wisconsin, requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged, describes Obama’s economic policies as “something right out of an Ayn Rand novel,” and calls Rand “the reason I got involved in public service.”

SOURCE: http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/80552/paul-ryan-and-ayn-rand

4/1/11

Haikus of Breakfast and Pity


Haikus of Breakfast and Pity

I crunched my half sour / without equanimity -- / no change for the tip.
Your half baked muffin/softly whispered "rescue me"/to passing strangers.
Raisins in the bread/cinnamon and butter spread/sugar rush my head
Coffee devotees / with napkins under their cups / trembling, ecstatic
Room for cream, she asked/Sure, how 'bout you, I reply/Coffee in my face
The philosopher / eagerly demonstrated / his reprobation.
To be so fallen/lacrimosity unbound/pity festival
O noble bagel / scion of the house of lox / for cream cheese i sing