Monday, October 27, 2008

Giants Yardsigns and John Galt

John Galt is Ayn Rand's character in the book 'Atlas Shrugs' who more or less defines free market fundamentalism (or objectivism). Alan Greenspan was one of Ayn's disciples and it was his polices - the ideals of free market funamentalism of deregulation and the like - that led to the S&L crisis and this mess we are in now. This is a great article detailing where Greenspan came from and how we went from Ayn Rand to financial disaster. The free market is a pipe dream.

In other news, during the Iraq war when people were running around calling liberals traitors because we dared question the crazies, we were told we didn't support the troops because we questioned. All we needed to do was to clap louder and everything would turn out just peachy. Well, apparently the 'clap louder' strategy has morphed into the 'biggest yard sign' strategy. I don't know if anyone else noticed but McCain fans like their signs big. As proof, I submit this.

Clap louder, people. Use your brain, Vote McMain.

Can we laugh at these people now?

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