Atlas Shrieked

Ayn Rand's First Love was a Serial Killer who Dismembered Little Girls

Mark Ames writes at The eXiled:
There’s something deeply unsettling about living in a country where millions of people froth at the mouth at the idea of giving health care to the tens of millions of Americans who don’t have it, or who take pleasure at the thought of privatizing and slashing bedrock social programs like Social Security or Medicare. It might not be as hard to stomach if other Western countries also had a large, vocal chunk of the population who thought like this, but the US is seemingly the only place where right-wing elites can openly share their distaste for the working poor. Where do they find their philosophical justification for this kind of attitude?

It turns out, you can trace much of this thinking back to Ayn Rand, a popular cult-philosopher who plays Charlie to the American right-wing’s Manson Family. Read on and you’ll see why.

One reason why most countries don’t find the time to embrace her thinking is that Ayn Rand is a textbook sociopath. Literally a sociopath: Ayn Rand, in her notebooks, worshiped a notorious serial murderer-dismemberer, and used this killer as an early model for the type of “ideal man” that Rand promoted in her more famous books — ideas which were later picked up on and put into play by major right-wing figures of the past half decade, including the key architects of America’s most recent economic catastrophe — former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan and SEC Commissioner Chris Cox — along with other notable right-wing Republicans such as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Rush Limbaugh, and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford... >more

Fox News' John Stossel Worships Ayn Rand: It was like the author "could see the future!"


Texas Tea Partier Profits from Federal Subsidies, Municipal Sweetheart Deals

Pistol-packin' mama scores Government loan guarantees for medical billing business; so-called Tea Party candidate just another Bush-league GOP dead-ender

Do you feel lucky, punk? Texas Tea Party gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina

Yasha Levine and Mark Ames write in The Exiled:
The Tea Party Revolution has struck the Texas gubernatorial race, with the insurgent Republican candidate, Debra Medina, gaining in the polls and threatening the leading candidates, incumbent Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Medina has positioned herself as a radical anti-government outsider who would cut Texas free from federal government programs and influence in favor of the free market. However, according to an investigation of Medina’s business records, her company, Prudentia Inc., benefited greatly over the past decade from federal government subsidies and lucrative municipal government contracts.

Our investigation shows that when you scratch the surface of Texas’ rising tea party star, you’ll find just another Bush-Republican, big-government hypocrite... >more


O RLY? Birther Queen Demands UN Protect Her from Barack Obama

Failed Lawyer Seeks Aid from Vile Organ of Liberal One-World Government; Irony Alarm at TW Offices Overloads, Explodes

"Listen! I hear a black helicopter coming!" (Foto by Jonathan Alcorn)


Fire up the Jiffy-Pop; it's time for a Breitbart Meltdown Mashup!

Self-styled "journalist" goes off his meds at CPAC

Here we are, gang; the feel-good movie of the year, and it's only February! One look at this footage, and you'll be saying "Time for your Seroquel, Andrew!"

...and, for your further entertainment and edification:

at Media Matters: James O'Keefe and the Myth of the ACORN Pimp
at Gawker: James O'Keefe Pals Around With White Supremacists
at Breitbart.com: American Renaissance White Supremacists Call Selves "Race Realists"


Right Wingnut Shocker! Gay-Bashing California YAFer Booed Off CPAC Stage

Backlash at Condemnation of GOPride Inclusion in Rightist Confab

Sometimes, once in a great while, the right wingnuts get something right -- in the same way that even a busted clock is still right twice a day. Witness the crowd reaction to the slimy, hateful comments of one Ryan Sorba, an up-and-coming young prick from the California chapter of Young Americans for Fascism... uhh, Freedom, as he condemns CPAC for including a gay Republican contingent at the conference. Witness also Sorba's even more annoying thuggish, cocky responses:


Tea Partiers are White Nationalists, Pure and Simple

“The GOP is, at its core, a Rich Man's Party that relies for its mass support on people who want to vote for a White Man's Party.”

Glen Ford writes at Black Agenda Report:
The Tea Party crowd is as old as notions of American Manifest Destiny. They are White Nationalists, who yearn for “a time when the United States was a self-proclaimed White Man's Country.” Tea Partiers are most threatening to the cohesion and identity of the Republican Party. But they appear to have panicked some Blacks and progressives, who want “circle the wagons around the Obama administration” in the face of racist attacks.

Corporate media go through all manner of contortions of logic and historical gymnastics to sanitize the Tea Party phenomenon – anything to avoid calling the people grouped under the Tea Party umbrella by their proper name: White nationalists. White nationalism is a taboo subject in most corporate circles – and even among some on the Left. The continued appeal of a loud and boisterous White Nationalism threatens the prevailing American mythology, shared by the likes of corporate Democrat Barack Obama and corporate Republican John McCain: the myth that racism is not endemic to American life and history... >more


Effects of Tancredo Literacy Test Ripple Across Nation

Millions of Teabaggers' Voting Rights Revoked in Massive FAILfest

By now, most of you are discussing Tom Tancredo's proposal -- put forth at the recent Tea Party shindig -- that America return to Jim Crow-era literacy tests to determine who should be allowed to vote. Recently-uncovered photographic evidence from Teabagger rallies across America suggests that this measure could end up strangling the nascent Tea Party movement in its crib. (Tip of the tricorn hat to reader Pat at Lady Liberty's Lamp.)


Raving and Drooling: Teabaggers' National Powwow Kicks Off With A Bang

Noted Suit'n'tie Klansman Tom Tancredo Calls for Jim Crow-era Measures Against Immigrant Voters, Rails Against "Cult of Multiculturalism"

You'd have thought Dr. Who had brought some good old down-home segregationist yahoos back with him from the 1950s the way infamous racist nutcake Tom Tancredo carried on about the intelligence of voters who elected Barack Obama in his speech to the first National Tea Party Convention this past Thursday. As usual, and like all your average Teabaggers, Tancredo displayed his ignorance by referring to corporate centrist Obama as a "socialist idealogue", declaring that Obama won the White House due to the lack of "...a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country," according to a report posted at ABC News.

Also -- and, as per usual -- Tancredo made the arrogant assumption that this country only legitimately belonged to white people: "This is our country...let's take it back," raved Tancredo, to a reception lacking only the chants of "Seig Heil" to identify its real values and intentions at a convention featuring former Alaska governor, Vice Presidential candidate and beauty queen Sarah Palin as its keynote speaker (for a fee of $100,000).

Putting the lie to the Teabaggers' claims that they aren't racists, outfits like the National Socialist Movement and Stormfront -- you know, the Nazis -- enthusiastically echoed Tancredo's attitudes on immigration and culture after Thursday's speech. The VNN Forum was especially raving and drooling. Tomasz Winnicki of London, Ontario, Canada snarls:
"Ahhh... democracy... where every university mathematics professor's vote is just as equal as that of any jobless mental retard's on welfare. I caught an interview of someone from the Tea Party movement on CBC radio while driving home from work one night. I don't recall whether it was Tom Tancredo himself or someone else from the Tea Party but I recall thinking 'Wow... one or two more steps in the right direction and these guys will turn racialist like us'. Why is it so hard for those 'conservatives' to realize that civilization is a function of race?"

But, wait! There's MORE! Those of you who follow the TW with any regularity are familiar with the escapades of one Marcus Epstein, racist paleocon and co-founder of the Robert Taft Club (their Web site is apparently 404), arrested as a result of a racist violence incident in Washington DC and executive director of the Team America PAC, founded by none other than Tom Tancredo! Well, folks, it also turns out that despite that incident and the criminal charges stemming from it, Little Marcus is still serving as executive director at Team America. D'ohhh! Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy, there, Mr. Tancredo!