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Entries from April 29th, 2011

The Movie

April 29th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

I saw Atlas Shrugged Part 1. There were 21 of us in the theater at an 8:05pm showing on Friday night. 21 is a lot more than were in the house for Kill The Irishman or The Way Back. I liked it. It’s not the great work of art the novel deserves, but it has […]

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Cavalcade of Links 7

April 28th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 12 Comments · Link Cavalcade

1. With Q&A Charles Alan Kors’s speech, Socialism’s Legacy: Lest We Forget, lasts one hour and 33 minutes; it is worth every second. Leftists continue to commit intellectual fraud by evading the extent of socialism’s evil. Dr. Kors reminds us of a most important lesson of the 20th century. His speech is an inspiring act […]

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Two Horrors

April 27th, 2011 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Another blow to the Constitution’s guarantee of free speech was delivered this time by Michigan’s 19th District Court when it recently ruled that there is a no-free-speech zone around a Mosque in Dearborn. In this zone it shall be illegal for pastor Jones to criticize and/or protest Jihad and Sharia Law in any way. Understandably […]

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Nativity of the One

April 27th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Now that Obama has released his long form birth certificate — which shows he was born in a manger in Hawaii, surrounded by sheep and three wise men — can we move on to more important things? Like why does a guy who has been around intellectuals and effete leftists all his life talk like […]

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Cavalcade of Links 6

April 21st, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

1. Daniel Henninger looks at Obama’s nasty character. 2. Ed Schultz uses a chart to prove we need higher taxes, but the chart looks like an indictment of spending to me. He is right that Republicans in Congress should have spoken up about Bush’s spending — then he rationalizes Obama’s spending because “every economist on […]

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The Crisis They Want

April 14th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Business, Politics

Imagine a train rolling down a track. (No, this has nothing to do with the Atlas Shrugged movie opening on April 15th.) Now imagine a middle aged man who drives his Cadillac Escalade around the railroad crossing arm with its blinking red lights and parks on the train track. The train’s whistle screams at the […]

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The First Law of Parasites

April 13th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 19 Comments · Business, Culture, Politics

It is amusing to see someone get excited about an IRS refund. He dances around and shouts, “I got $2,000! Partyyyyyy!!!” Hey, you really screwed the government, huh? Shmuck. The IRS loves to “give” you that money. Every refund represents a happy sheep. It’s the First Law of Parasites: Don’t kill the host. That refund […]

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Cavalcade of Links 5

April 11th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

1. The Objective Standard reviews the week every weekend. 2. “The prose, like the author, belongs in hell.” P.J. O’Rourke has fun with the Chinese Tiger Mother’s book. 3. Andrew McCarthy asks two good questions: First, why should we give a damn about the Afghan people? And second, why are we sacrificing American blood and […]

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A Budget Cutting Fantasy

April 9th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 23 Comments · Politics

Downsizinggovernment.org stunned this blogger with how much useless government can be cut — while Congress is haggling over less than 1%. Let’s see how much I can find to cut in less than an hour. This is, of course, an exercise in fantasy; somehow politicians don’t think like you and me.

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Cavalcade of Links 4

April 7th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Link Cavalcade

1. Ron Pisaturo compares two scenes in the Atlas Shrugged movie to the book. He shows how small changes can turn dialogue from romantic to naturalistic. This is a must-read for fiction writers. 2. Onkar Ghate reveals what is wrong with environmentalism. (Like everything.) This is the stuff you only get from Objectivists. 3. Barry […]

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