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  • 01:02

    'Atlas Shrugged'

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    How Did Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' Predict an America Spinning Out of Control?

    Nearly thirty years after her death, Ayn Rand’s novels continue to be wildly popular—"Atlas Shrugged" alone is selling more today than it did when it was first published in 1957 -- more than one million copies have sold since the 2008 elections.
    Ayn Rand is being hailed a prophet.
     

  • 00:59

    Obama's Contempt Bordering on Treachery

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    The United States, faced with its worst crisis in sixty-five years, has at the helm a radical political class, as personified by Barack Obama, who have chosen a path trod by so many despots in mankind's recent history.  Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers are exploiting the fear and desperation of a growing number of citizens amid gaping fissures in American society in order to retain and expand their control over the populace.
    Human societies are held together by the most fragile of cords.  Whenever unrelenting internal or external challenges abound, thereby placing excessive stress on the foundation of any society, the key determination as to whether chaos ensues is most often in the hands of the society's leaders.  They can choose to exploit the circumstances in order to satisfy their lust for power, or they can embrace a course of action and policies to rally the citizenry into collectively overcoming the crisis at hand, regardless of the fractures in that society.

  • 01:04

    Occupy DC to 'secede?' Occupy Denver protestors riot;

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    It's both humorous and pathetic. Ed Morrissey notes, via Daily Caller, that the spokesman for ODC has a small problem with remembering American history. Said the spokesman: "They're basically doing everything the Forefathers were doing in 1775 when they developed our Constitution."
    In the most violent Saturday in more than a month of Occupy Denver demonstrations and marches, Denver police fired pepper spray and pepper balls at a crowd of protesters in Civic Center and arrested 20 people.

  • 01:03

    Obama 'Can't Wait' for the Rule of Law

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    President Obama's proclamation on Monday that he "can't wait" for congressional action to help underwater homeowners raises two questions.
    If he already had the legal authority to take action, then why did he wait?
    Some may frame the second question this way: does Obama's plan exceed his constitutional authority?  Perhaps the better way to ask the second question is whether the Obama plan is unlawful.
    Either way, I can't wait for Congress to conduct some oversight hearings before the plan kicks in.  This isn't just a figurative slap in the face to both Congress and the rule of law; this is a kick in the groin.

  • 01:00

    Obama's Contempt Bordering on Treachery

    in Politics Conservative

    The United States, faced with its worst crisis in sixty-five years, has at the helm a radical political class, as personified by Barack Obama, who have chosen a path trod by so many despots in mankind's recent history.  Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers are exploiting the fear and desperation of a growing number of citizens amid gaping fissures in American society in order to retain and expand their control over the populace.
    Human societies are held together by the most fragile of cords.  Whenever unrelenting internal or external challenges abound, thereby placing excessive stress on the foundation of any society, the key determination as to whether chaos ensues is most often in the hands of the society's leaders.  They can choose to exploit the circumstances in order to satisfy their lust for power, or they can embrace a course of action and policies to rally the citizenry into collectively overcoming the crisis at hand, regardless of the fractures in that society.

  • 01:01

    Who is John Galt?

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    Who is John Galt?   I’m not surprised to hear, via Instapundit, that sales of Ayn Rand’s books are reportedly rising.
    In fact, I’ve spotted quite a few “Who is John Galt?” bumper stickers cropping up.
     
    Here’s the Atlas Society page on the Atlas Shrugged movie still in development.
    In the meantime, we’re part of a real-life version of an Ayn Rand novel.

  • 01:03

    OWS and the Progressive Fantasy

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    The proclamations of the Occupy Wall Street crowd ring familiar.  They want top-quality free health care, education for all, and fairness.  They denounce capitalism, wealthy people, personal responsibility, and in effect, reality.  Sounds like Progressive philosophy to me.

    A Debate on Steve Jobs
    Nothing is as good as it used to be, it seems, including the quality of our geniuses. 
    In the aftermath of the unfortunate passing of Steve Jobs, the requisite praise came pouring in from all corners -- he was Thomas Edison reincarnate, a world-changing genius of titanic proportions.  Walter Issacson's biography goes on sale today, and it is being closely perused for general and political wisdom.  Nonsense.  It is only by comparison to other luminaries of today that Jobs has appeared to be such a Goliath.  By historical standards, Steve Jobs is a poor excuse for a genius.

  • 01:02

    Black Leaders Demand Black Voters Show “Racial Loyalty”

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    For several months, radio host Tom Joyner has pleaded with his 8 million listeners to get in line behind the first black president.
    “Stick together, black people,” says Joyner, whose R&B morning show reaches one in four African American adults.
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, an ally of President Obama who has a daily radio show and hosts a nightly cable television program, recently told the president’s black critics, “I’m not telling you to shut up. I’m telling you: Don’t make some of us have to speak up.”

  • 01:07

    The Obama Problem

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    The Obama Problem is simple to explain but impossible to solve.  The problem is Obama himself, and most people not named Barack or Michelle understand that.
    President Obama's political career is in free-fall.  He will not be reelected.  Many Democrats and media personalities now understand what appeared impossible even mere months ago.
    Mr. Obama burst onto the political scene as a relatively unknown wunderkind.  He could read a mean teleprompter and did so with fanfare at the 2004 Democrat Convention.  He had good speechwriters, an intelligent and disciplined campaign strategy, a carefully crafted biography, and a highly compliant media.  He was charismatic and eloquent.  Joe Biden awkwardly described him as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."

  • 01:03

    If You Won't Get Jobs Bill Done in Suite, We Will Get Done..

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    If You Won't Get Jobs Bill Done in Suite, We Will Get Done in Street!'  
    Green-Thomas was one of several thousand who rallied and marched Saturday as a prelude to Sunday’s belated dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The message of the “Jobs and Justice” event, organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network along with labor and civil rights groups, was that today’s poor, unemployed and homeless embody King’s unfinished business.

    Before the march to the King memorial on a radiant fall afternoon, they packed the lawn at the foot of the Washington Monument, near the Sylvan Theater, carrying signs that read “I AM A MAN” and “The rich must pay their fair share.” They demanded passage of President Obama’s $447 billion American Jobs Act. The legislation was blocked in the Senate last week.

    Referring to Congress, Sharpton said, “If you won’t get the jobs bill done in the suite, we will get the jobs bill done in the street!”

     

  • 01:03

    Liberals working hard to remove God from society

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    Founders use of God Many things that were part of the founding of our country revolved around God. Many liberals now can’t stand to even say the word God, let alone acknowledge the God exists, even though many of them say they are Christians. What does this say about their definition of what a Christian is?
    Being a Christian means that you believe in the word of God, have given your life to bring glory to God, repented of your sins, have accepted Jesus Christ as your savior, and strive everyday to be more like Christ. Wanting to be nice to other people does not make you a Christian. Going to church does not make you a Christian. Taking from others to give to people you think should have more, does not make you a Christian. Liberals have not been given the authority to decide who has too much and who should get some of what others have.