Ayn Rand Has Left the Building

Paul Ryan, 2003: “I give out ‘Atlas Shrugged’ as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read it.”

Paul Ryan, 2005: “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”

Paul Ryan, 2012: “I reject her philosophy. It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas.”

What happened? The bishops got to him.

[via ThinkProgress]

9 comments:

3:12 pm • Friday • April 27, 2012

A Ryan/Romney ticket would be so awesome. The GOP would be promoting a Mormon and an Atheist who pretends he’s really Catholic!

3:17 pm • Friday • April 27, 2012

Public Service… Ayn Rand?

4:04 pm • Friday • April 27, 2012

isn’t all that ayn rand bullshit about a lightbulb? do any of her scriblings and/or mumblings address the electricity necessary to light the lightbulb? and especially the fact that those electric lines and polls are provided by government public service entities?

6:40 pm • Friday • April 27, 2012

Paul Ryan knows damn well that without those trillion dollar tax cut$, the markets for “bejeweled sandal cabinets, retractable purse racks, and beaded men’s slipper drawers” among other billionaire amenities could completely collapse(!).

The disheveled, filthy urchins soon to be lining the the formerly Rockwellian and now Mad Maxian, dystopian streets are a small price to pay for the supremacy of KKKapitalizm.

1:52 am • Saturday • April 28, 2012

TJ/ Benedick, I know you’re excited about your new life and all, but you must listen to me. Fetish porn is not the place for an actor of your caliber. Once you clean off the lube and put away the wrestling togs and enormous serpentine dildoes, what’s left? Only your fractured soul,, begging for release.

I know this thing with Johnny Mill has you down, but you aren’t out! Step away from the speculum and call me.

2:01 am • Saturday • April 28, 2012

@¡Andrew!: Fuck that. If I win the Powerball tomorrow, it’s time to get a costume and fight crime, while pretending to be a wastrel playboy as a diversionary tactic.

2:44 pm • Saturday • April 28, 2012

@redmanlaw: Can I be a sidekick?

12:46 am • Sunday • April 29, 2012

@karen marie still has her eyes tight shut: There has been a female Robin. Not as sexy (for me), but if you need precidence there it is.

9:32 am • Monday • April 30, 2012

@redmanlaw: some folks are already doing that. instead of pretending to be wastrel playboys, they pretend to be meek and a little fucked in the head to keep the criminals overconfident.
http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/superheroes/index.html
if you prefer fiction
http://journalstar.com/entertainment/movies/article_90f96d22-ca6c-53bb-a7e3-0bc521551e60.html
watch out for the wrench

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