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  1. 7 days ago on Gil Thorp

    Thought Hamm’s was the land of sky blue waters.

  2. 7 days ago on Gil Thorp

    Gary “Suitcase” Smith got traded for a hockey net. I think a bag of pucks may have been included. He went on to a decent NHL career.

  3. 10 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Rand’s entire story in the big book is about how corrupt government manages everything so that corrupt government officials get everything, and that said government officials couldn’t possibly care less about how anyone outside the government elite – whether the “rich” or “ordinary people” – are affected.

    Although she was talking about the USSR, it’s not too different from how, say, a Democrat with no meaningful net worth can wind up being worth $60 million after a few years in the Senate, or how an entire Republican political party can play chicken with the economy over a meaningless debt ceiling.

    What I’m saying is that, like Rand, I think government corruption is a major problem. Indeed, THE major problem. Her solution was less-to-no government, but the actual identified problem is corruption, and that message shouldn’t get thrown out just because the proposed solution is questionable.

    The “left” dismisses and belittles Rand because the “left” believes in government, but that misses the message about corruption.

    The “right” is also very anti-Rand at this point, because the right is pro-corruption (as long as the corrupt are named Trump; the right claims that it’s very anti-corruption the corrupt are named Biden or Clinton, but that’s just hypocrisy.)

  4. 10 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to

  5. 10 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Rand should be re-read. The religion of the “left” is that, because she was anti-Communist, everything she said can be dismissed or belittled.

    On re-reading, it’s clear that many of the problems she was attributing to communism were equally (if not more so) attributable to corruption, which can infest any form of government.

    The government in Atlas Shrugged could indeed be Stalin’s, but it also could be that of a nominally capitalist country that had invested too much power in its political class. It’s a morality play and a cautionary tale, not an instruction manual.

  6. 10 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Good donuts.


  7. 10 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    …as featured in The Big Lebowski.

  8. 10 days ago on Luann

    More interested in the horrible crimes Mrs. Horner may have committed. Maybe she’s DB Cooper in drag.

  9. 10 days ago on Luann

    Breaking and entering sounds more like Tara’s cousin. Or whoever broke into Tiffany’s place.

  10. 10 days ago on Luann

    Her clothing muse told her to wear that.