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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:41 PM

 

The greatest Ayn Rand quote of all time (on Reagan and Buckley)

Today’s conservatives are futile, impotent and culturally dead. They have nothing to offer and can achieve nothing. They can only help to destroy intellectual standards, to disintegrate thought, to discredit capitalism, and to accelerate this country’s uncontested collapse into despair and dictatorship.


Paul Ryan knows this quote. Ayn Rand's atheism and hatred of conservatives might backfire on him someday.

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Reply The greatest Ayn Rand quote of all time (on Reagan and Buckley) (Original post)
banned from Kos Apr 2012 OP
sharp_stick Apr 2012 #1
banned from Kos Apr 2012 #2
jmowreader Apr 2012 #3
Schema Thing Apr 2012 #4
freshwest Apr 2012 #7
left on green only Apr 2012 #16
jmowreader Apr 2012 #12
freshwest Apr 2012 #8
lob1 Apr 2012 #5
freshwest Apr 2012 #6
FarLeftFist Apr 2012 #9
Salviati Apr 2012 #10
immoderate Apr 2012 #11
jmowreader Apr 2012 #13
AtheistCrusader Apr 2012 #14
DeSwiss Apr 2012 #15
trumad Apr 2012 #17
bemildred Apr 2012 #18
Romulox Apr 2012 #19
JHB Apr 2012 #20

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:43 PM

1. They really don't like it when

you remind them that that psychotic megalomaniac was an atheist.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. I remind them every chance I can.

 

I would FB this quote if I were on FB.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. Paul Ryan is currently throwing Ayn Rand under a bus

We had a thread about this last week...

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/297023/ryan-shrugged-robert-costa

Paul Ryan is currently claiming Thomas Aquinas as his inspiration. They should just quit beating around the bush and admit their inspirations are Gordon Gekko, Ivan Boesky and Bernard Madoff.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:48 PM

4. and Ayn Rand.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:51 PM

7. And fuck Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan, Ron and Rand Paul. Just sayin'




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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:09 AM

16. Sounds like you are aPaul'd nt

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:02 AM

12. Only because they can't really admit their real motivations...

It's not good for the Party of Law and Order to worship people who've spent time in prison for financial crimes.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:52 PM

8. I'd love to see an anti-Romney ad using the Gekko theme!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:49 PM

5. Paul Ryan disavowed Ayn Rand last week.

I guess he saw trouble coming.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:48 PM

6. Strange, he passed her preferred budget, throwing the 'parasites' under the bus.

Maybe he fears ex-communication and the loss of his 'get out of hell free' card. Which is what he deserves.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:08 PM

9. WHO IS PAUL RYAN?

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:15 PM

10. An up-and-coming has-been

He's the new Newt Gingrich.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:28 PM

11. See it?

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Response to immoderate (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:03 AM

13. No real comparison

Eddie didn't really have a choice in the way he is; Paul Ryan certainly does. But the family resemblance is striking.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:26 AM

14. There are more. Goldwater, from the days in which Planned Parenthood honored a republican.

"However, on religious issues there can be little or no compromise.
There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious
beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than
Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme
being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's
behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are
growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with
wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following
their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups
on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a
loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the
political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if
I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.'
Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to
claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even
more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every
religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my
vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today:
I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their
moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.' "



And he did fight the evangelicals every step of the way. Unfortunately for everyone, he lost, and now we have the republican party of today.

He called for lifting the ban on gays in the military in '93.
For anti-discrimination laws in the workplace.
He worked to uphold Roe v. Wade.

In 1989 he declared the republican party had been taken over by a "bunch of kooks".

Boy was he right on an awful lot of shit. And they threw him out on his ass, toot sweet.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:43 AM

15. Exactly.....



- K&R

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:34 AM

17. Wow! A thread not bashing Taibbi...

Didn't think you had it in you.

Then again---this thread sounds like a clever shout out to Ann...which most Wall Streeters worship.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:09 AM

18. She would know. nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:15 AM

19. Was she collecting Social Security by that point?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:31 AM

20. Actually, that quote seems pretty accurate

Stopped clock effect, methinks.

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