Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged: Part II Greenlighted, In Theaters Next Fall

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"It's a poetic moment that today [February 2, 2012] Ayn Rand was born 107 years ago and we are greenlighting Atlas Shrugged: Part II," announced producer John Aglialoro at Reason Weekend 2012, which was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aglialoro was joined by his partner Harmon Kaslow in making the announcement.

Filming is set to begin in April and the movie will hit theaters this fall, before Election Day. "In October," said Kaslow, "hopefully we'll have people from Reason, from FreedomWorks, people who believe in what this book represents, [standing] in front of the…theater to tell people not only how important the movie is but what they're going to do in November and hopefully effectuate some positive changes."

The official Part 2 trailer is online here.

About 3.30 minutes. Filmed by Anthony Fisher and Joshua Swain; edited by Swain.

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  1. Was 1 a big hit? I thought it died quickly

    1. The Committee to De-Empathize Humans cursed your parasitism, moocher.

      1. And thus, both are a virtue. Fiberarian told me so, below, about a dozen times already! Anyway, questions:

        ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
        ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

        “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

        1. http://www.virtualstapler.com/office_…..speaks.jpg

          Disclaimer: No Fibertarians were hurt in the making of Office Space.

          1. RANDROIDS GONE WILD
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            Funny watching White Indian count coup on these kooks.

            1. “and not a loser.”

              HOLY SHIT YOU’RE MAD ABOUT THAT!!!

              AHAHAHAAHHA I WAS FUCKING WITH YOU BUT YOU REALLY ARE PISSED

              AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

              1. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

                1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                  AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                  YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                  1. EVERYBODY MOVE ALONG

                    Yet another story nuked. It took me 15 seconds to realize this, so it’s 15 seconds you’ll save. Just don’t bother. Seriously.

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                    read above

        2. Ayn Rand once, at a restaurant said: “I don’t care for fried fish, it shouldn’t be eaten by anyone.”

          All of us libertarians NEVER, under any circumstances, will eat, or entertain the eating of, fried fish.

          1. at a Statist event.

            Pretty much any agricultural city-Statist thinks the same thing, to whitewash the American Holocaust in which 100,000,000 souls were murdered.

            Yep, 100,000,000. Stalin and Mao are pikers compared to capitalist capacity to commit genocide.

            American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
            David E. Stannard
            Oxford University Press
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stannard

            While conceding that the majority of the indigenous peoples fell victim to the ravages of European disease, he estimates that almost 100 million died in what he calls the American Holocaust.

            1. YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

              1. But I bet you’re not butthurt you lost, right?

                😉

                1. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

                  Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                  AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                  YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    2. Do libertarians make fun of victims of aggression, the losers to initiation of violence?

                      I guess so.

                    3. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

            2. “Yep, 100,000,000. Stalin and Mao are pikers compared to capitalist capacity to commit genocide.”

              1. American colonists weren’t capitalists or even liberals, they were imperialists. Capitalism doesn’t begin to be well-defined until The Wealth of Nations in 1787, which is about the same time violence against Native Americans begins to taper off, and really coalesced in the second-half of the 19th-century…the same time reservations were being set up to protect Indians. Capitalism was the pacify force.

              2. Those Indian deaths, both before and after capitalism, were driven by anti-capitalist, imperialist government policy like Manifest Destiny, not private industry. Private capitalists were busy trading for Indian furs.

              (continued…)

              1. (continued…)

                3. Mao and Stalin, however, were self-defined Socialists operating during the peak reign of Socialist ideology. They were as Socialist as Socialism gets.

                4. There are three ideological periods in history where you find this scale of violence (with it’s modern equivalent):

                a) 17th and 18th century Imperialism (Neo-cons)
                b) 20th century European Socialism (Progressives)
                c) PREHISTORIC SOCIETIES (Anarcho Primitivists)

                http://www.edge.org/images/sp-Slide011.jpg

                1. More capitalist city-STATIST bullshit on display.

                  1. No, it’s real research from a well-known, respected scholar, not some bozo activist posing as a scholar, like all the bullshit nonsense you link to.

              2. KPres bloviated American colonists weren’t capitalists…

                THAT WAS A QUICK DIVORCE!

                Bullshit me some more, KPres.

                1. Uh, no. The only people that claim there was a marriage is far-left lunatics like yourself praying they can mis-associate capitalism with imperialism/mercantilism, in the hopes that people don’t realize the truth, which is that capitalism was the pacifying force that ended things like slavery and all the violence you wail against. Unfortunately, by the early-to-mid 20th century, dumbfucks like yourself had people questioning capitalism again, and all the violence started right back up where it had left off.

            3. 100 million? I seriously doubt that the entire native population of both continents of the New World ever even reached that figure before Europeans got here. “American Holocaust?” I suppose none of those poor,peaceful, put-upon primitives ever harmed a soul, did they? It was those nasty European white people who did all the killing, huh? Shit!

              1. …Yeah, his 100 million comes from another Nativist idealogue posing as a scholor.

                The official US study on the subject put the number at 1-4 million, and other estimates are in the 10 million range (still a gross statistic, but keep in mind, this is over 300 years, not a few decades like Stalin/Mao/Hitler).

                1. The official US study.

                  LOLOLOLOLOLOL

                  Lap it up, Fibertard Statist shit eaters.

                  1. Good answer, fatass.

            4. With Ward Churchill backing him up, how could anybody doubt his findings?

          2. …your bit of vacuous weaseling didn’t work at Nuremberg

            1. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

              Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

              AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

              YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                  AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                  YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

        3. Surprise,Surprise! Primitard Fuckwit shows up again to take its daily shit in the living room.

    2. I enjoyed the film quite a lot and it was refreshing to watch a film that didn’t portray self-interest as evil.

      1. Same here. And while the acting was somewhat stilted and the filming could have been a bit better, it had a small budget and it got the point across exceptionally well.

        Leftist state-loving dipshits will lament it’s embrace of the individual as hero, but they do that in every film that portrays government negatively. Shit, I’d bet Leonard thinks Brazil was a pretty cool idea for the way things ought to be and cheered when Sam got what was coming.

        1. …will love that Ayn Rand loved big government. Big enough to enforce Gambol Lockdown with it’s Land enTITLEment programs that draw artificial borders to restrict the free movement of people to hunt and gather a free lunch.

          Because if you can’t gather a free lunch anywhere, you’re forced to work in a rear-dem-asses steel mill or some shit job.

          1. “Fibertards”

            What do you have against fiber?

            1. “Fibertards”

              “What do you have against fiber?”

              Seriously, that’s racist.

              1. …it’s all about Fibbers.

                P.S. I note your Religious Fundamentalist approach.

                1. YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    1. LOOK WHO IS MAD!!!!

          2. TANSTAAFL, shithead – there aint no such thing as a free lunch.

            1. Food resources were “both varied and abundant”, particularly the energy rich mangetti nut- “so abundant that millions of the nuts rotted on the ground each year for want of picking.”

              “Why should we plant, when there are so many mongomongo nuts in the world?”

              The Original Affluent Society
              Marshall Sahlins
              http://www.primitivism.com/original-affluent.htm

              But Fibertard Fundamentalists hate science for the same reason that Creationist Fundamentalist do: it blows their world view out of the water.

              1. “Why should we plant, when there are so many mongomongo nuts in the world?”

                Yeah, dipshit. Foraging was fine (well, passable – plus they were too stupid to know anything better) when there was a 100 million humans sparsely populating the planet, not 7 billion. Now there aren’t tons mongomongo nuts all over the world (well, in anarcho-primitivist circles there’s plenty of nuts out there). Too bad for you, before you manage to kill off 6.75 billion people like you’d like, technology will have provided us far mongomgo nuts than the earth alone ever could.

                1. hey, 70 TRILLION humans are even MORE BETTER, right?

                  It’s funny watching Fibetards pick up the utilitarian bullshit of the progressives so fast.

                  Funny. Every. Day.

                  1. Lol, it’s funny watching white indian flounder around with no answers.

              2. Even foraging takes time and effort, so TANSTAAFL is still a valid statement.

                1. so don’t bullshit me, FIBertard.

        2. I was terribly disappointed in the movie. I was hoping for a life altering film that would force people to think about where wealth comes from and that the pursuit of rational self interests actually benefits all.

          The movie blazed by at blinding speed and offered little concept development. Sure, anyone who read the book could follow it, but I’m afraid those who didn’t never got the point.

          Let’s face it, you can’t back 1/3 of AS into a 90 minute film.

          Hope 2 is better, but I doubt it. Opportunity squandered and now the best hope is a remake in the future.

          1. If John Galt doesn’t deliver on his Cargo Cult promises, there’s a Jehovah’s Witness church on the corner who would accept you.

            And they have a much better gig going. They’ll even put a roof on your house some saturday when it’s leaking. Crazy shit believes, but good helpful people nonetheless.

            Oh right, helping people is bad. I forgot.

            1. $

              1. tell me, franco

            2. They’ll even put a roof on your house some saturday when it’s leaking.

              But I thought you maintained that private charity isn’t shit, and without government fixing the roofs, society will collapse.

              And thank the Randian heroes for not only inventing that computer that allows you the ability to troll us, but thank them for the heater keeping you warm, the fridge that keeps your raw animal meat cold and the car you will eventually drive yourself off a cliff with.

              1. you maintained that private charity isn’t shit, and without government fixing the roofs, society will collapse.

                I think that’s what you said. I didn’t. Do you always put words in other people’s mouth, and then argue against them.

                Oh right, you’re a FIBertard.

                1. Oh, I thought you were the statist asshole troll. You’re the primitivist hypocrite douchenozzle who laments society yet uses it’s technology to talk about living like a fucking savage.

                  My bad.

                  1. “You’re the primitivist hypocrite douchenozzle who laments society yet uses it’s technology to talk about living like a fucking savage.”

                    And then admits being primitive is selfish.

                    1. Fibertard crows about it.

                      Funny. Every. Day.

                    2. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

                      Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    3. THREE DAYS LATER YOU WERE CRYING ABOUT LOSING

                      BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

                  2. You’re the primitivist hypocrite douchenozzle who laments society yet uses it’s technology to talk about living like a fucking savage.

                    Nah.

                    That’s all just show, what he is primarily is an Obama 2012! activist….

                    https://www.votizen.com/jason-godesky/

                    …funny, given that Obama is far more of a “Agricultural City-Statist” than Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, or any other candidate widely supported around here.

                    1. Also funny that I never see Godeski arguing with Shrike, even though, if I had to pick anybody from the commentariat as being the ideological opposite of Anarcho-Primitivism, it would be Shrike, whose anti-egalitarian AND anti-free market.

                      Maybe it has to do with the fact that Shrike is TEAM BLUE!?

                      Naaaahhhhh, Godeski couldn’t be just another partisan hack, could he?

                    2. Maybe he thinks Obama is the most likely to cause civilization to come crashing down?

            3. “Oh right, helping people is bad. I forgot.”

              No, helping people is fantastic. Which is exactly why the market system rewards those that provide products and services that help people with profits.

              1. observation shows different

                1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                  AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                  YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                2. You don’t observe a market system. You observe a Mixed Economy. The Government controls 40%-50% of GDP. That’s demonstrably not free market capitalism.

                  And no, that statement is not comparable to a communist making the same claim about the Soviet Union. The Soviets were, in fact, a Socialist command economy. Industry was run by the state. There was no private industry. It wasn’t a Mixed Economy claiming to be communist. It was communism.

            4. Oh right, helping people is bad. I forgot.

              No, being forced to help people against one’s will is what is bad. And you didn’t forget – you’re just a dishonest and dishonorable asshole is all.

    3. …like a BOSS.

      looking below…OMG!

      1. you should get familiar, he’s a libertarian himself…

        The way we choose to live has consequences…The future promises us lives as humans were meant to live them?free, respected as persons, respected as peers, subject to none.

        Thesis #30: The future will be what we make of it.
        22 January 2006
        The Thirty Theses
        by Jason Godesky
        http://rewild.info/anthropik/thirty/index.html

        1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

          ~Jason Godesky

          https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

          1. Selfishness isn’t primitive.

          2. Selfishness: Lack of regard for the selfishness of others.

        2. O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma! O-ba-ma!

    4. I am looking forward to Bill Murray as FDR.

  2. The U.S. release of Atlas Shrugged: Part I was regarded as a “flop”.[22] It opened on 300 screens on April 15, 2011, and made $1,676,917 in its opening weekend, finishing in 14th place overall.[23] Producers announced expansion to 423 theaters several days after release and promised 1,000 theaters by the end of April,[24] but the release peaked at 465 screens. Ticket sales dropped off significantly in its second week of release, despite 165 additional screens; after six weeks, the film showed on only 32 screens and total ticket sales had not crossed the $5 million mark, recouping less than a quarter of the production budget.

    Wikipedia

    1. Wow you can cut and paste! Who knows what newbie trick you’ll learn next.

    2. Your axiomatically Epic shipload of Fail has arrived.

      1. …at Mises Institute.

        Sold for their true market value.

        ZERO.

        1. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

          Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

          AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

          YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

          1. Fibertard crows about it.

            Funny. Every. Day.

            1. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

              Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

              AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

              YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

        2. Sold for their true market value. ZERO.

          If they are free, then they aren’t being sold at all, dumb-dumb.

    3. Well, the producer is within this rights to make the film if he wants.

      I’m wondering how DVD sales have been. It seems to me Libertarians might be significantly more likely to buy a DVD than view a film in theaters.

      I would suspect the film was green lit because of DVD sales. However, the deadline seems awfully ambitious. I also wonder how you sell Part II when there’s no resolution to the story. Part I, with the John Galt Line story, is inherently interesting as a more or less complete plot line, but I don’t remember Part II as having that advantage.

      D

      1. After watching the trailer, I wouldn’t pay to watch the film. Besides, I’ve read the book and I’m sure it’s superior to the film. I also remember the Fountainhead debacle. (shudder)

  3. Was 1 a big hit? I thought it died quickly

    It was stunningly bad.

    Miss Ayn Rand has concocted a tale of woe and misery among baron industrialists. These poor saps must comply with a regulation or two before they amass billions of dollars. Their travails are captured in agonizing detail as once one of them actually soils his hand in a meaningless local groundbreaking ceremony.

    Very bad cinema indeed.

    1. I just hope at some point during the next decade, an A-list director with uber-super-duper-ultra-awesome-HUGE funding gets around to another try at adapting the book to the screen, and we get a LotR-quality epic, or something.

      Any contenders for that director?

      1. Unless you’re being a douche. In that case, consider my previous comment unthreaded.

      2. Paul Thomas Anderson would be that director.

        But then he has already filmed a prototype for Galt in the epic There Will Be Blood with Daniel Day-Lewis in the leading role of Daniel Plainview. It was superb.

    2. must comply with a regulation or two

      Another leftist who responds before he thinks. Apparently actually reading the book is too complicated for you. I suggest you start with something more focused at your reading level – say The Lorax?

      1. I think the alphabet might be a better point to start.

        1. Eventually one should arrive at adult literature, though.

          1. Unless one is retarded, so Leonard may have an excuse.

          2. You don’t think it’s adult literature?

            It’s uses an analogy to make a point and advocate something, and here we are here we are more than 50 years later…

            Any work that has that kind of impact on people’s thinking–and even you apparently have a strong opinion on it–can’t be dismissed as not-adult.

            Why do you have such a strong opinion on Ayn Rand, Tony? That’s what Ayn Rand wanted, you know.

            Do you know you’re doing what Ayn Rand said you would do?

            1. You know how a child goes through a phase…mine, Mine, MINE! and me, Me, ME!

              There are neotenized adults like that too.

              Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.

              Fibertarians and “Objectivists” don’t.

              1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                Like the desire to live anywhere they want and do whatever they want whenever they want.

                Yes, I’m a fat selfish child.

                1. Yes, I’m a fat selfish Fibertard/Objectivist child.

                  But hey, it’s “the work of god.”

                  1. “Yes, I’m a fat selfish Fibertard/Objectivist child.”

                    Great, let’s go back to how you admitted your entire screed is selfish.

                    “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                    1. AHAHAHAHAHAHHA

                      It can’t help itself, it’s mental illness won;t let it stop posting, even after it admitted it’s entire world view is selfish

                      AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHA

                      Post more and prove me right

                    2. Fibertard crows about it.

                      Funny. Every. Day.

              2. When you compare Ayn Rand’s methods at getting her ideas across (50 years after the fact) to your methods of getting your ideas across, who do you imagine comes across as being more infantile?

                1. hehe

              3. primitive selfishness.

                AHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHA

                It admits it is selfish AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH

                What a fucking idiot

                AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

                It’s gonna post a stupid fucking reply no one cares about because it’s a pissed off it just said something fucking stupid

                AHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAH

                /mockery

                1. …are taking the bait hook line and sinker.

                  WI about to reel you in.

                  (hey, don’t piss and moan I didn’t warn you…I do count coup on your intellectually bankrupt asshats in a fair way, even if fairness doesn’t mean much to you sorry shits.)

                  1. “…are taking the bait hook line and sinker.”

                    Looks like it’s still butthurt about losing, and now admitting it is selfish.

                    AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH

                    Post more and prove you can’t help yourself, be my monkey and dance.

                    1. “adult literature”

                      Well, that leaves out anything Keynes ever wrote…

                    2. KEYNES: NO!
                      MISES: NO!

                      Looks like the agricultural city-Statism (civilization) buttfucking bois are in agreement.

                    3. THREE DAYS LATER YOU WERE CRYING ABOUT LOSING

                      BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

                    4. Fibertard crows about it.

                      Funny. Every. Day.

                    5. THREE DAYS LATER YOU WERE CRYING ABOUT LOSING

                      BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

          3. Eventually one should arrive at adult literature, though.

            I must admit that my favorite recent book is, “I do what I’m told and I like it!”

            It helps me address my psycho sexual issues.

    3. I think Leonard misses the entire point of the book. Whoosh….right over his head. What a shock.

      1. Meh, I think Leonard is an obvious troll that wants to destroy the thread because he knows the movie is a blueprint for what’s happening in America right now, and doesn’t want an intelligent discourse about it.

        Either that, or he’s a Duke fan that has the red ass because they lost to Lehigh on Friday. I mean, it’s fucking Lehigh. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        Lehigh.

        1. …blueprint.

          Pol Pot wanted to:?
          (a) “restart civilization”?
          (b) by cleansing civilization of liberal influences?
          (c) and punishing and starving out people he regarded as subhumans?
          (d) at Year Zero.

          Ayn Rand wanted also to:?
          (a) “restart civilization?”
          (b) by cleansing civilization of liberal influences?
          (c) and punishing and starving out people she regarded as subhumans?
          (d) with a wave of the dollar brand cigarette.

          Not much difference. But what else would you expect from a philosophical movement inspired by a serial child killer?

          1. Wow, did you win the gold medal in the floor exercise at the 1984 LA Games?

            How about this:

            Obama and Genghis Khan both want to rebuild eastern Asia in their image, therefore Obama = Genghis Khan.

            Oh shit, mine actually makes sense. Forget the analogy, people.

            1. Move along, nothing to see here.

              LOL

              You act just like Nancy Pelosi, sloopy.

              1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                1. Nancy Pelosi would be proud of you.

                  1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                    “Look what you admitted dipshit”

                    AND NOW IT’S MAD!

                    AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

                    1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                      “Look what you admitted dipshit”

                      AND NOW IT’S MAD!

                      AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

                    2. ….please!?!

                      😉 anyway, I warned you. (just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)

                    3. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                      “Look what you admitted dipshit”

                      AND NOW IT’S MAD!

                      AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

                    4. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

                      Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    5. THREE DAYS LATER YOU WERE CRYING ABOUT LOSING

                      BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

                    6. Both are a virtue, right?

                      Seems win-win to me.

                      Primitivist-Objectivist FUSION.

                      😉

                    7. THREE DAYS LATER YOU WERE CRYING ABOUT LOSING

                      BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

                    8. god this is so easy

                    9. “god this is so easy”

                      It certainly is, you’re so butthurt you can’t even come up with your own scthick!

                      AHAHAHAHAAHAH
                      Cry more then dance again and pretend you’re not.

                    10. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

                      Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    11. Are you sore about losing (already) the 2012 election again?

                      I think you’re butthurt because you know, deep in your heart, that you’re a loser.

                      Even at the thanksgiving table with your smarter brother-in-law, much less a national election.

                    12. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

                      Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    13. Please STOP feeding the WI troll. It really ruins the thread.

                    14. Fibertard really ruins the thread.

                    15. “(just trying to make it a fair fight when I count coup on you again)”

                      Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    16. “Please STOP feeding the WI troll. It really ruins the thread.”

                      No one asked you asshole, why do you fucking thread cops think I give a shit about what you want?

                      Fuck off now.

                    17. “Please STOP feeding the WI troll.”
                      “Stop feeding FIBERTARD TROLL”

                      Pretty much all that needs to be said on why you should shut the fuck up BIgTard.

        2. Lehigh is the Appy State!

      2. Atlas these days reads almost like a Peak Oil survivalist fantasy. Rand apparently accepted a form of Malthusianism which held that we have too many philosophically undesirable people in the world. Just withdraw the energy supplies (Galt’s motor, Ellis Wyatt’s shale oil, Ken Dannager’s coal) that sustain them, and the resulting die off will restore Earth to its Objectivist carrying capacity.
        ~Mark Plus
        04:56:00 PM

        “To a gas chamber – go!”
        October 10, 2007
        http://aynrandcontrahumannatur…..go_10.html

        1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

    4. Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right
      by Thomas Frank
      http://www.amazon.com/Pity-Bil…..0805093699

      1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

          1. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

            AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

            YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

  4. OT: It looks like Ron Paul’s House seat is a grab for upchucks. The front-runner sounds like he’d fit nicely in a Santorum administration:

    “We have to stop promoting products on the lure of sex.”

    Trio looking to replace Ron Paul tout conservative credentials

    1. “We have to stop promoting products on the lure of sex.”

      Look on the bright side: Drafting and debating a law or laws to accomplish this stands a good chance of tying up congress for years.

      1. If I masturbate to the debate, can we arrest the House members?

        1. “I disavow.” ~Newt Paul

        2. “I disavow.” ~Newt Paul

          1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

    2. Someone should run a parody-ad on him, with the tagline, “A Sexy Man, for Sexy Constituents.”

    3. Jesus Christ that’s depressing. We may have to knock Ron Paul out and inject him with stem cells from freshly ground-up baby clones of Ron Paul. Whatever it takes.

  5. And damn, WI is good at taking over radio broadcasts, and their future technological equivalents.
    How does he do it?

    Moral imperative that trumps the hired-whore KOCHsucking moral conditioners.

    1. “How does he do it?”

      By being butthurt about admitting he was selfish.

      “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

      AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAH

      Dance monkey

      1. Both are a virtue, right?

        1. “How does he do it?”

          By being butthurt about admitting he was selfish.

          “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

          AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAH

          Dance more monkey

          1. ~Phil Collins

            1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

              ~Jason Godesky

              https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

              1. I quote myself
                I want you to quote me
                When I’m feelin’ down
                I want you above me
                I search myself
                I want you to find me
                I forget myself
                I want you to remind me

                I don’t want anybody else
                When I think about you
                I quote myself
                I don’t want anybody else
                Oh no, oh no, oh no

                You’re the one who makes me happy honey
                You’re the sun who makes me shine
                When you’re around I’m always laughing
                I want to make you mine
                I close my eyes
                And see you before me
                Think I would die
                If you were to ignore me
                A fool could see
                Just how much I adore you
                I get down on my knees
                I’d do anything for you

                I don’t want anybody else
                When I think about you
                I quote myself
                I don’t want anybody else
                Oh no, oh no, oh no

                I quote myself
                I want you to quote me
                When I’m feelin’ down
                I want you above me
                I search myself
                I want you to find me
                I forget myself
                I want you to remind me

  6. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

    ~Jason Godesky

    https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

    1. Jason Godesky didn’t say that.

      You put the FIB in FIBertard, fibber.

      Which is why you can’t be trusted in trading.

      O

      1. AHAHAHAAHAHHAHA CRY MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID

        AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

        1. facts are just facts. A=A. Jason didn’t say it, and you’re lying.

          why you so fucking stupid, bro?

          1. “nobody’s mad”

            AHAHAHAAHAHHA SOOOOOOOOOOOO MAD!!!!

            “why you so fucking stupid, bro?”

            AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHAHA CRY MORE ABOUT LOSING!!!!

            1. Both are a virtue, right?

              1. “nobody’s mad”

                AHAHAHAAHAHHA SOOOOOOOOOOOO MAD!!!!

                “why you so fucking stupid, bro?”

                AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHAHA CRY MORE ABOUT LOSING!!!!

                  1. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

                    AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                    YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    AHAHAHHA

                    DAYS LATER!

                    AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

  7. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

    ~Jason Godesky

    https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

    1. Fibertard told me so. A dozen times already.

      You heard it hear first.

      1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

        ~Jason Godesky

        https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

        Jason Godesky = fibertard

        1. It’s all in the selfishness, thanks to revelations from Episiarch.

          1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

            ~Jason Godesky

            https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

            Jason Godesky = fibertard

            1. Fiberard told me so.

              Shit man, what a Sunday can bring!

            2. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

              ~Jason Godesky

              https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

              “Jason Godesky = Fibertard
              Fiberard told me so.”

              NOW IT ADMITS IT’S A FIBERTARD!!!!!

              AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

              1. Fibertard told me so, many many times.

                1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                  ~Jason Godesky

                  https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

                  “Jason Godesky = Fibertard
                  Fiberard told me so.”

                  NOW IT ADMITS IT’S A FIBERTARD!!!!!

                  AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

                    1. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                      AHAHAHHA

                      DAYS LATER!

                      AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

    2. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness. Therefore, governments should legislate virtue.”

      Complete quote, Jason Godesky

      1. Time for a replay!

        I quote myself
        I want you to quote me
        When I’m feelin’ down
        I want you above me
        I search myself
        I want you to find me
        I forget myself
        I want you to remind me

        I don’t want anybody else
        When I think about you
        I quote myself
        I don’t want anybody else
        Oh no, oh no, oh no

        You’re the one who makes me happy honey
        You’re the sun who makes me shine
        When you’re around I’m always laughing
        I want to make you mine
        I close my eyes
        And see you before me
        Think I would die
        If you were to ignore me
        A fool could see
        Just how much I adore you
        I get down on my knees
        I’d do anything for you

        I don’t want anybody else
        When I think about you
        I quote myself
        I don’t want anybody else
        Oh no, oh no, oh no

        I quote myself
        I want you to quote me
        When I’m feelin’ down
        I want you above me
        I search myself
        I want you to find me

  8. I just can’t get excited about ASp2, when the trailer for Prometheus is out today and it looks f’ing awesome. I haven’t been stoked about a movie in a long time, but this did the trick.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU

    1. Thanks for link. Trailer should have an Epic Boner Warning attached.

  9. Why would Reason have an article on anything to do with Ayn Rand? I usually see nothing but stupid comments about her from the dickwads here.

    1. Fibertarian “Episiarch” thinks cutting and pasting the same thing in the same thread is reasonable behavior.

      Do you?

      1. “Fibertarian Dickwads?|”

        SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAD!!!!!!

          1. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

            AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

            YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

            AHAHAHHA

            DAYS LATER!

            AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

      2. “Fibertarian “Episiarch” thinks cutting and pasting the same thing in the same thread is reasonable behavior.

        Do you?”

        I do

        “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

        ~Jason Godesky

        https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

        1. 1. Post other under peoples real names
          2. With false information.

          I cannot emphasize the FIB in Fibertard enough.

          1. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

            AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

            YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

            AHAHAHHA

            DAYS LATER!

            AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

      3. What do you expect from child-fucking liberals, Realist?

          1. Oh, here’s one now!

          2. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

            AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

            YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

            AHAHAHHA

            DAYS LATER!

            AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

            1. What the fuck are you on about, pedotard?

              1. DO you understand how thread comments work fuckwit?

                You should, cause I wasn’t REPLYING TO YOU CUNT.

                1. I don’t care who you were replying to, pedotard… I asked you what you were on about. You CAN read, right?

                  1. “I don’t care who you were replying to, pedotard… I asked you what you were on about.”

                    Of course you don’t NOW that you realize you made an ass of yourself, but to answer your question FUCKWIT,

                    IT’S ALL OVER THE THREAD, You CAN read, right?

                    You made a fool of yourself FIFY.

              2. Right here. Right now.

                1. YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                  AHAHAHHA

                  DAYS LATER!

                  AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

                  1. I’m still asking the question, which was my intent all along. The more I distract you here, the less time you have to fuck the neighborhood toddlers.

                    1. “I don’t care who you were replying to, pedotard… I asked you what you were on about.”

                      Of course you don’t NOW that you realize you made an ass of yourself, but to answer your question FUCKWIT,

                      IT’S ALL OVER THE THREAD, You CAN read, right?

                      You made a fool of yourself FIFY.

                    2. No, I asked you what the fuck your problem is. Plain and simple, so much so that even a pedotard like you should be able to figure it out.

                      Not getting enough pre-teen pussy, eh? No wonder you’re so grumpy. Try raping an adult instead; your local nursing home has plenty.

                    3. “I don’t care who you were replying to, pedotard… I asked you what you were on about.”

                      Of course you don’t NOW that you realize you made an ass of yourself, but to answer your question FUCKWIT,

                      IT’S ALL OVER THE THREAD, You CAN read, right?

                      You made a fool of yourself FIFY.

                    4. Shit, you’re cut/pasting your own responses. How goddamn lame.

                    5. Shit, you’re cut/pasting your own responses. How goddamn lame.

                    6. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                      ~Jason Godesky

                      https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

                    7. “I don’t care who you were replying to, pedotard… I asked you what you were on about.”

                      Of course you don’t NOW that you realize you made an ass of yourself, but to answer your question FUCKWIT,

                      IT’S ALL OVER THE THREAD, You CAN read, right?

                      You made a fool of yourself FIFY.

                    8. Fine, don’t answer the question. Continue your pointless anger. Maybe you’ll worry yourself into a heart attack and die, which would be a blessing to the rest of us.

  10. Who will they cast as Galt?

    Upthread I suggested Daniel Day-Lewis but he would never work with this production team.

    1. Is there a bluray set of 1 and 2?

      1. Yeah, I can get a set with the directors cut, the theatrical cut and Battle Royale II for $32 here.

        Is this the way to go?

        1. Loos like a great deal, I always prefer the bluray in case I need it as a source.

  11. Observe Libertarian Behavior.

    You’re gonna love the way you cringe.

    1. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

      YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

      AHAHAHHA

      DAYS LATER!

      AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

      1. wow, quite the performance

        1. Nice of you to admit what is obvious.

          AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

          YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

          AHAHAHHA

          DAYS LATER!

          AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

    2. I cringed more when I realized primitivism was selfish.

      “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

      ~Jason Godesky

      https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

  12. This is so against anything Rand thought. I mean, the market spoke on Part 1 and still they make a part 2. What the heck?

    1. what the Love of Christ is to christfags

      in other words, you’re gonna go to hell, Eddie Willers, if you’re not one of the chosen few

      1. CRY MORE!

        AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

        YOU’RE STILL BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

        AHAHAHHA

        DAYS LATER!

        AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

  13. Another Rand discussion full of talk about the infantilism of Randoids, the childishness of libertarians and the adolescence of anybody who thinks a “regulation or two” might have deleterious consequences for the economy.

    Yet the phrases “Russia,” “Soviet,” “USSR,” “communism,” and “socialism” ? all of which are central to any understanding of Rand, even if you oppose her ? somehow never come up.

    One thing fully developed adults grow beyond is ignorance of the history of the world they live in. I know all that stuff about Stalin and Lenin and the other guy (McCartney?) happened way back when to people who wore powdered wigs and stuff, but if you don’t pay attention to Rand’s practical experience of the worker’s paradise, and of how her father’s example informed the plot of Atlas Shrugged, you’re just talking about yourself.

    1. If you don’t pay attention to the 99%’s practical experience of the capitalist worker’s paradise…

      …what was that you said?

      This #GlobalSpring, we will take the streets again. On May 1st, Occupy Wall Street has called for a General Strike. We are calling on everyone who supports the cause of economic justice and true democracy to take part: No Work, No School, No Housework, No Shopping, No Banking – and most importantly, TAKE THE STREETS!

      WE ARE THE 99%!
      http://occupywallst.org/

      1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

        AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

        YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

        1. Oh, yay… more Occutard shit.

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..f=politics

          1. “We are calling on everyone who supports the cause of economic justice and true democracy to take part: No Work, No School, No Housework, No Shopping, No Banking – and most importantly, TAKE THE STREETS!”

            I have ancestors who were Whites. Their approach to dealing with the brigand red guardsmen was to execute them if the battle went their way — no compromise. That’s the approach I’ll be taking if ever these despicable sacks of pinko shit try to look anything anywhere near my neighborhood, and I’m far from the only one with such sentiments.

            Why Occupy Wall Street? Try eastern North Carolina. See how many seconds you last setting fire to people’s houses.

            1. *loot

            2. While I’m surprised the Occutard movement is still alive, it makes sense that they keep at it… and that, eventually, they will turn to mass violence.

              1. Another link to HuffPo stoopidity:

                http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..f=politics

                Hey, wait… a political movie, during a presidential sweepstakes year? Citizens United ring a bell?

                1. I’m just going to take MLG’s advice and ignore the troll completely. Fuck this shit.

                  1. The pedotard IS persistent, though in this case that is a negative virtue.

                    1. eh, Ms. FIFY?

                    2. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                      ~Jason Godesky

                      https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

                    3. AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

                    4. I’m still wondering what got Godesky so pissed off in this thread, that he has to dredge up days-old griefer bullshit.

    2. Sanctimonious, self-assured progressives with a penchant for spewing predetermined bullshit at anything that attaches negative connotations of any sort to anything governments do (except prohibiting Rethuglicant libertards from using “the people’s airways for racist anti-Obama speech”) won’t be processing anything you just wrote. They’ll read it, scoff in their marginal comprehension of your point, and then bitch about the evil libertards at Reason.com and how they hate homosexuals.

      Drink, I guess.

      1. Sanctimonious, self-assured progressives with a penchant for spewing predetermined bullshit at anything that attaches negative connotations of any sort to anything capitalists do…

        fuckit Drink, I guess.

        1. Someone was talking about me?

          “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

          ~Jason Godesky

          https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

    3. Tim,
      I’d say three-quarters of the comments to which you refer come from a single individual. And that individual continues to post here with the implied consent of reason.com.
      So you’ll forgive me if I find it a bit disingenuous for someone in your position, who has some control over that, to gripe about it

      1. +1000000000000

        Smaller, shittier web boards seem to handle it.

        1. …is twice as popular as reason, and doesn’t allow comments at all.

          1. “obsessing today?”

            Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

            AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

    4. In Soviet Russia, Rand regulates you!

  14. This is so against anything Rand thought. I mean, the market spoke on Part 1 and still they make a part 2. What the heck?

    Don’t quit your day job.

    1. Forget what “profit” means?

      1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

        AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

        YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

    2. It’s a privately funded project. The financiers can do whatever the fuck they want with their money, profit or not.

  15. Forget what “profit” means?

    1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

      YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

  16. All those years of thoughtful, cogent commentary, but nobody takes it seriously.

    It’s a tragedy, it is.

    1. No one ever took you seriously, they just pretended to.

  17. Sort of on topic: Interesting WP article about Mexico’s rising middle class. http://www.washingtonpost.com/….._world_pop

    The whole thing is worth a read but two parts really caught my fancy.

    1)”On his coffee table: a Spanish-language copy of Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” ? essential reading for the striving class

    2)”developers are building a planned community from scratch…

    Zibata will be a gated community ? a gated city ? with security checkpoints that use facial-recognition software to determine who can enter.

    1. All your movement is belong to violence-enforced artificial capitalist borders.

      1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

        ~Jason Godesky

        https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

  18. No Work, No School, No Housework, No Shopping, No Banking – and most importantly, TAKE THE STREETS!”

    IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

    1. Actually, they’d probably want to send their kids to school. Why interrupt their indoctrination?

    2. It will end in houses being burned, and possibly death, at the hands of easily-led, angry-for-no-good-reason Occutards.

      1. Who cares what you think, you can’t even keep track of who you’re insulting.

        And shit man, you can’t even READ!

      2. It’s for The Cause.

        1. Speaking of pedotard Occutards…

          1. Who cares what you think, you can’t even keep track of who you’re insulting.

            And shit man, you can’t even READ!

            1. Cut’n’pasting your own responses is pretty goddamn pathetic, pedotard.

      3. I was venting above much more than anything else, because the really, really pathetic thing, FIFY, is that all it’ll take for these assholes to shit themselves and scatter into a confused, easily contained mob is for a few armored cops to show up.

        Boisterous and destructive idiots of this sort are usually revealed to be pussies when somebody returns fire, especially if it’s literally.

        1. Yeah, but there’s a violent streak in the Occutard movement, and they have enough anger in them to pull some guerilla-style slash-and-burn tactics… think Earth Liberation Front.

          1. pissant pussy

            1. The Occutard movement is not “self-defense”, nor are the tactics of the Earth Liberation Front.

          2. I guess when you don’t have a job or any responsibilities, there’s plenty of time to lay waste to other people’s property.

            1. …eh, Res?

              1. Nope, he was talking about primitive raiding parties

                “Primitive raiding parties were like a plague, destroying everything in their path”

                ~ Jason Godesky

                http://books.google.com/books?…..CDQQ6AEwBA

                1. ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
                  ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

                  “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

                  1. I sort of like that name.

                    1. “Raider”
                      “I sort of like that name.”

                      You would, you’re selfish.

                      “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

                      ~Jason Godesky

                      https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

                  2. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                    AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                    1. “obsessing today?”

                      Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

                    2. good song

                    3. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

                      AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

  19. your posts show it quite effectively

  20. Jason Godesky extends his thanks to helpful libertarians and their machine like ability to spread my name.

    Because even bad publicity from soreheads is just that — publicity.

    And it’s free!

    Scholars such as Karl Polanyi and Marshall Sahlins characterized primitive societies as gift economies

    Free market Gift Economy win!

    1. “Fully developed adults grow beyond primitive selfishness.”

      ~Jason Godesky

      https://reason.com/blog/2012/03…..nt_2920833

  21. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

    AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

    1. 1 more, come on!

      1. Like last time when you were so pissed about losing you brought it up in a different thread THREE DAYS LATER?

        AHAHAHAHAAHHHA

        YOU’RE BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOU LOST

  22. I still don’t get why they didn’t make it one movie. Cut John Galt’s speech to 5 minutes and you’re almost there.

    I hope they make Part 3 just to see if they think audiences will sit there listening to a speech for 45 minutes.

    1. People liked My Dinner With Andre. It’s been 20 years since I’ve seen it, but the first hour of that film is Andre Gregory basically giving a monologue. A long monologue with odd diction, repetitive phrasing, arcane topics, and monotone direction. So yeah, it might work for Galt’s speech.

  23. This is like the worst chat room ever.

  24. For the record, I shall repeat what I have said many times before: I do not join or endorse any political group or movement. More specifically, I disapprove of, disagree with, and have no connection with, the latest aberration of some conservatives, the so-called “hippies of the right,” who attempt to snare the younger or more careless ones of my readers by claiming simultanteously to be followers of my philosophy and advocates of anarchism. Anyone offering such a combination confesses his inability to understand either. Anarchism is the most irrational, anti-intellectual notion ever spun by the concrete-bound, context-dropping, whim-worshiping fringe of the collectivist movement, where it properly belongs.

    1. “…Rand’s whole-hearted endorsement of Goldwater, Nixon, and Ford, and even of Senators Henry Jackson and Daniel P. Moynihan.”

      The Sociology of the Ayn Rand Cult
      by Murray N. Rothbard
      http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard23.html

      1. Not to mention Allan Greenspan.

  25. “Eddie Willers”

    It is now.

  26. “Eddie Willers”

    It is now.

    1. Well, Tulpa…

      Never mind.

  27. Does anyone know if Part II is going to cover the rest of the book, or will we have to wait for Part III or (perish forbid) more?

    1. When Part I came out they it was said to be the first part of a trilogy.

  28. effectuate?
    Just because it’s a real word, doesn’t mean it’s OK

  29. Yes, OK man that makes a lot of sense dude.

    http://www.Anon-World.tk

  30. If it is a requirement for libertarians to like turdburgers like this, I resign.

  31. Ayn Rand, definately a liberaterian.(sarcasm)

    “The major lesson of the history of the [objectivist] movement to libertarians is that It Can Happen Here, that libertarians, despite explicit devotion to reason and individuality, are not exempt from the mystical and totalitarian cultism that pervades other ideological as well as religious movements. Hopefully, libertarians, once bitten by the virus, may now prove immune.”

    “They are not defenders of capitalism… I’ve read nothing by a Libertarian (when I read them, in the early years) that wasn’t my ideas badly mishandled?i.e., had the teeth pulled out of them?with no credit given.”

    1. Cont.

      “The trouble with the world today is philosophical: only the right philosophy can save us. But this party plagiarizes some of my ideas, mixes them with the exact opposite?with religionists, anarchists and every intellectual misfit and scum they can find?and call themselves libertarians and run for office.”

  32. “hopefully we’ll have people from Reason, from FreedomWorks, people who believe in what this book represents, [standing] in front of the…theater to tell people not only how important the movie is but what they’re going to do in November and hopefully effectuate some positive changes.”

    So you want a bunch of libertarians to stand up in front of a theater packed with Objectivists and tell them to vote for Romney? That makes my head hurt on many levels.

    Given the dismal box office failure of the last movie, who greenlit this, anyway? Are they gonna just go super low budget and hope the Rand Cultists will just see it 5 times each?

    1. If Gary Johnson acts smart, well read, and says some nice things about Rand, I think Objectivists might throw their (electorally insignifant) weight behind him. Rand supported Wendell Willkie, and wasn’t he supposed to be a “conservative intellectual” or some such thing?

  33. Put the Ban Hammer down on any one who responds to the creep.

    1. Which creep?

    2. …censorship–even private censorship (i.e., editorial standards)–flies in the face of libertarian “ethics.”

      “Put[ting] the Ban Hammer down” can’t–and won’t–happen here. Anarcho-libertarianism has painted itself in a corner with its subjectivist/collectivist ethics (or, more accurately, its lack thereof.) The result: reaping what they have sown. Lovely, isn’t it?

      1. It would be nice if they at least banned the spambots.

  34. …censorship–even private censorship (i.e., editorial standards)–flies in the face of libertarian “ethics.”

    No, it doesn’t – “libertarian ethics” does not conflict with exercising private property rights. Kicking assholes off a comment board is not essentially different than telling some obnoxious jerk to shut the fuck up or get the hell out of my house.

    1. You’re absolutely right.

      If you come into my house and say something I don’t like, I get to throw you out of my house.

      …because it’s my house.

      This is Reason’s website, and they can do what they want with it.

      And if what they want to do is kick out trolls, then I just might donate more next year than last year.

      P.S. Ever wonder why somebody who’s so obsessed with rolling back technology spends so much time on the internet?

      1. …libertarians can’t defend their philosophy, so they want to SHUT PEOPLE UP?

        Funny. Every. Day.

        1. I’ve defended it when attacked around here for eight years.

          You’re not attacking anything. You’re just calling people names and acting like a kid in junior high.

          You used to have interesting stuff to say. These days, you don’t say anything that merits a response–even when I do respond.

          It’s a shame.

          You’re making anarcho-primitivism look even worse than it is.

          1. “You used to have interesting stuff to say.”
            I missed that phase.

        2. You’re so far off, you don’t even realize that some of the people you’re going after are anarchists.

          1. If I thought football was vile white trash entertainment and “2 girls 1 cup” was high art I would stay at home and watch that type of thing and seek out people that shared my “tastes” in my spare time. Not go to the Super Bowl and perform acts of public masturbation and coprophagia during the halftime show for the “enjoyment” of football fans.

        3. …but I claim libertarians can’t defend their philosophy! And if they toss me, I can be a VICTIM!
          So there!
          All of YOU people who have provided FACTS to show I’m wrong are WRONG!
          Primitives lived forever! Some OF them are STILL living! They never got sick! They never got hungry! And you can’t prove ME wrong! I’ll JUST claim you don’t have DATA on the people I’m POSTING about!
          I’m right! I’m right SINCE I claim I’m right. So I’m right! See, I’m right! And I CAN cite other place where I claim I’m right! SO I’m right!
          And it makes me FEEL important to post that I’m right! So I MUST be right!
          See MY writings on other POSTS!

  35. which will gross more… atlas shrugged or Bill Murray as FDR…

    i’ll go with the best economic president in our history FDR

    1. “i’ll go with the best economic president in our history FDR”

      Satire or stupidity?

      1. Stupidity beyond satire.

  36. Ayn Rand, definately a liberaterian.(sarcasm)

    “The major lesson of the history of the [objectivist] movement to libertarians is that It Can Happen Here, that libertarians, despite explicit devotion to reason and individuality, are not exempt from the mystical and totalitarian cultism that pervades other ideological as well as religious movements. Hopefully, libertarians, once bitten by the virus, may now prove immune.”

    “They are not defenders of capitalism… I’ve read nothing by a Libertarian (when I read them, in the early years) that wasn’t my ideas badly mishandled?i.e., had the teeth pulled out of them?with no credit given.”

    1. Cont.

      “The trouble with the world today is philosophical: only the right philosophy can save us. But this party plagiarizes some of my ideas, mixes them with the exact opposite?with religionists, anarchists and every intellectual misfit and scum they can find?and call themselves libertarians and run for office.”

  37. Poor old Randy Ayn. This hag, who couldn’t write her way out of a paper bag,is now undergoing a recrudescence, thanks to the “talkies.” As far as economics goes, even a broken clock…

    1. “This hag, who couldn’t write her way out of a paper bag,is now undergoing a recrudescence, thanks to the “talkies.””

      Not sure about her writing, but the market says her message seems to find buyers:
      “Has it ever happened before that a book hits the bestseller list after it is first published?and then rises back to the bestseller list a half century later, purely through word of mouth?”
      http://www.realclearmarkets.co…..rturn.html

      1. I’m part way through Fountainhead and her writing is no worse than other Russian writers I’ve read.

  38. Do things sell 4 their value?|3.18.12 @ 12:57PM|#

    tell me, franco

    WI (Rectal) this is the first and last time I will ever respond to you.

    Note the “$” above. This will be the only response you ever get from me for all eternity. The reason, you are not worth more than two clicks and two keystrokes. So in honor of my moniker and his ilk, I chose the “$”. Whenever you see it, know that:

    $ = FUCK YOU RECTAL!

  39. OK, the posts readily identifiable as from vermin shit have disappeared from this thread.
    Either the reason.com squirrels have done so, or vermin shit has managed to hack the site and remove them.

  40. Put the Ban Hammer down on any one who responds to the creep.

  41. Meh…I didn’t really care for part one. Part two doesn’t interest me in the least.

    It only bore a passing resemblance to the original work. I guess they modernized it so people could relate the ideas more to their current day lives, but it loses something in the translation. And far too much is glossed over or completely ommitted in the film. The characters are plastic and the story is reduced down to only a singular overly simplified economic concept. All of the details and internal dialoges that make the characters who they really are and make you interested in the story are missing. It’s more like a boring economics lecture than an interesting story.

  42. “There wasn’t a Hollywood studio that would that even get a clue to what Atlas Shrugged was all about”

    While I’m not at issue with that statement, I’m not entirely sure our Heroes are entirely sure either.

    Also, is it me or does the bizarre little stylized logo of the guy carrying the world look like a clip-art used for “Global Leadership” or some other consulting banality.

    1. The image of atlas(the guy carrying the world) bearing the earth on his shoulders has been used too many times to count. It’s a popular tool because of the multitude of messages that one can interpret from it.

      You kind of missed the point of the book if you didn’t know what that “bizarre little stylized logo” was. The title isn’t just a random bunch of words.

  43. Fyi, the video of Part 1 is now on Netflix….and when I found it, it was filed under the category “science fiction and fantasy”!!!! Some prejudices never change, do they? I guess this is one of those “As long as they spell your name right” kind of things. Barely.

    1. What category are they supposed to put it in? If you actually watch the movie it fits more in that category than any other. I’d say it could belong in drama, but the way they “modernized” it it does feel more like sci-fi than drama.

      All the liberties they took in adapting it to film make it only a passing resemblance to the novel anyway.

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