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The real final chapter of Atlas Shrugged

"It's been long enough," said John Galt. "The society we abandoned should have turned into an utter disaster. Now we can remake it in the proper Objectivist spirit."

The titans of industry emerged. What they saw shocked them into total disbelief.

"It's clean!" said Dagny.

"And orderly!" said Francisco.

"Everything looks like it's made of Reardan Metal," said Hank, "but I can't imagine how they did it!"

"They're riding in cars that smell like they're burning gasoline, but how?" said Ellis.

Orren stepped forth. "The people who you employed at poverty wages remembered they knew how to make the things you invented after you left. They rebuilt the factories. They capped the well you tried blowing up. They gathered up your industrial waste and made things out of it. And they invented all new things. And now that you're not skimming the till, they can pay themselves enough to live on and still return a profit. Society is ten times better now than it was when you were running things."

"Is that all they did?" John sneered.

"Nope," Orren said. "They also built a guillotine in case you guys ever came back, and there are a few people who are ready to meet you..."

How to immediately stop GOP war talk in its tracks

File a bill in Congress that immediately does five things:

1. Repeals every tax cut since August 1981, effective the day the first shot is fired.
2. Doubles taxes on all corporations with more than $5 million in gross revenue, and all individuals with more than $250,000 gross income. This War Tax Rate is effective until 366 days after all troops are redeployed, except in presidential election years and then it's 367 days.
3. Declares any company that earned more than half its revenue from government contracts to be a defense contractor, and requiring all defense contractors to pay their employees only in cash - no stock options during wartime - and no employee of a defense contractor may earn more than the base pay of the commanding general of the Army division stationed closest to the company's headquarters.
4. Requires that any American in the war zone - the country the war is in, all the countries surrounding it, a distance from shore equal to the smallest land nation surrounding the country where the war is in the case of coastal nations, or 1000 miles of ocean in the case of island nations, and the airfields or ports used to support the war - be enlisted in the Army, graduate from basic training and a relevant advanced individual training, and be subject to military law and regulations.

Moreover, repeal or amendment of any part of this ends the war.

We better prepare to run against Ben Carson in 2016

By then, he'll be the only big-name Republican who isn't named Bush and isn't in jail.

No joke: Michael Sam Signs With Cowboys

http://archauthority.com/2014/09/02/michael-sam-expected-sign-cowboys/

"Former Missouri Tigers’ and St. Louis Rams’ player Michael Sam was forced to wait after being released from the Rams’ final roster on Saturday. Sam, who’s attempting to be the first openly gay NFL player, was signed to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad on Tuesday afternoon.

"The Cowboys are lacking at the defensive end position after placing DE DeMarcus Lawrence on Reserve/Injured-returnable list on Tuesday. Lawrence will be eligible to return after week six, but for now, Sam is expected to compete as a practice participant for an opening on the defensive line."

Your congressman sucks. My congressman is the greatest guy on earth.

Well, my congressman is Raul Labrador, who is more worthless and weak than one of Neidermaier's cadets. But read this whole thing before replying.

Everyone knows Congress has an approval rating somewhere between Idi Amin and head lice. And logically all of them should be replaced at the next election with...I dunno, the first 435 names in the phone book. I predict that come January, pretty much the same Congress we have, at least among the ones who didn't retire, will be sworn in. And I further predict the seats of retiring congressmen will stay with the party that has them now. There will be a few seats flip, but probably neither house will.

The reason is simple: People like THEIR congressman. I don't like Louie Gohmert or Darrell Issa, but I can't vote for them. People who can vote for Issa seem to be okay with his antics.

The only possible "wave" will be if the voters flush out the tea party congressmen en masse. Those guys were supposed to fix everything...instead, all they did was propose budget-killing tax cuts and try to repeal the same law 60 times. Otherwise, the composition of Congress will be similar to now.

The place with the latest Uzi death is Teabagger Fantasyland

http://bulletsandburgers.com

After eating "the world's best hamburger" patrons are taken to the range in "the world's longest Monster Truck," where they get to fire weapons someone else cleans.

What parts of the government should be bigger?

The far right thinks the government doesn't work because it's too big. Obviously in some cases that's true...we have too many Republican Congressmen, for instance.

Today's exercise is to list three parts of government that would be better if they were bigger. I'll start:

Food Safety Inspection Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal Aviation Administration

Watch Michael Sam sack Johnny Manziel

What would happen if someone did "come and take it"?

Molon Labe. It's Greek for Fuck the World.

They say it means "come and take it." I like my translation better - it's more accurate. It's the rallying cry of the Gun Humper movement. They put it on signs. They put it on shirts. They use it in their sig lines.

Now I ask ya: If someone was walking through...oh, the area before the security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport...with a loaded rifle and wearing a Molon Labe shirt, and someone really did try to come and take it, how long after the inevitable shooting would it take those of us who don't sleep with a loaded rifle between the sheets to demand this shit be ended - and to vote out any politician who wouldn't?

I've been thinking about capital punishment lately...

I keep seeing this thought:

"They put dogs to sleep with lethal injection and don't screw it up this bad, why can't they get it right with prisoners?"

Before lethal injection was deemed The Only Proper Way To Put Down An Animal, you know they did testing: they had to have cleaned out the pounds and killed animal after animal with various doses of drugs until they knew how much of what drug to use to kill without pain or excessive cost.

You can't do that with humans, which means every lethal injection execution is a medical experiment. Josef Mengele would be so proud.
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