Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paul Ryan & Ayn Rand

This weekend, Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his VP running-mate. Ryan is a darling among the "new conservatives" even though (or because of) his major accomplishment in Congress has been promoting gridlock. Ryan's budget, which Romney has not completely endorsed, proposes gutting almost all government programs except defense and social security while dangling carrots in the form of tax cuts which mostly flow through to the very rich. Even though Ryan is Catholic, Catholic clergy groups have derided Ryan's budget, even calling it immoral in the way it treats the poor.

Ryan is unperturbed by the criticism. He has bought into the morality espoused by Ayn Rand which promotes selfishness something to strive for rather than to avoid. More on Ayn Rand below.

From the "and that's what banking is all about Charlie Brown" file:
Victoria Explains It All

Victoria Grant, a 12 year old Canadian girl has taken the WWW (wonky world web) by storm with her pitch for a public reserve bank rather than a private reserve bank.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Exclusive Clip - The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is the hot movie right now.  I was given this exclusive clip that was cut out of the movie.  Well, I'm told it's from the movie.  I think Batman was a little more macho before the French got involved.