Archive for Atlas Shrugged

Cutting Through The Bullshit: Podcast: Laffy on the Nicole Sandler Show



Bullshit Forbidden

From the RadioOrNot website:

“Political discourse” and “Bullshit” are synonymous these days. It often feels like we need a dictionary to decipher and unpack some of the drivel that comes out of politicians mouths. Enter my old friend Stephen Goldstein. He’s an op-ed columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and author of a number of books including one of my favorites, Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned.

And now, he’s back with The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit! It’s a must-read, especially in today’s political climate.

Stephen joined in for a spirited discussion about bullshit this morning, and we had a spirited debate about the Florida Democratic primary for governor… just to show that on the left, we can disagree and still get along!

In the second hour, as she does every Tuesday morning, GottaLaff joined in from The Political Carnival to have fun with the news.

Here's ya go: the podcast


Asshat Idaho Congressman Proposes "Pretend" Bill Requiring Idaho Kids Read ‘Atlas Shrugged’



What a waste of time. Will he propose a non-bill requiring 4 hours of daily Fox viewing for all kids now? Go do the people's work and leave the punditry to the pundits.

BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high school.

When Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, asked Goedde why he chose that particular book, Goedde said to laughter, “That book made my son a Republican.”

Goedde said he doesn’t plan to press forward with the bill, but it was formally introduced in his committee Tuesday on a voice vote. He said he was sending a message to the State Board of Education, because he’s unhappy with its recent move to repeal a rule requiring two online courses to graduate from high school, and with its decision to back off on another planned rule regarding principal evaluations.

“It was a shot over their bow just to let them know that there’s another way to adopt high school graduation requirements,” Goedde said after the meeting. “I don’t intend to schedule a hearing on it.”


Bonus Cartoon of the Day- Romney Relief




"Atlas Shrugged" distributor will have to write checks to theaters to cover losses


The New York Post is reporting that the movie "Atlas Shrugged" is not exactly a boffo hit. In fact, eleven days after opening, its distributor will actually have to write checks to theaters to cover their losses. Ouch:

[T]he per-screen average for this amateurish Ayn Rand adaptation... plunged to an alarming $1,890 from $5,640 during its opening frame. Overall, the weekend's take was a scant $879,000 -- a whopping 48 percent drop despite adding 166 locations. Which certainly suggest they're running out of audience quick. [...]

That means that at some locations, distributor Rocky Mountain Pictures will be writing checks to theaters to cover the difference between receipts and operating expenses.