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At last an answer to that ancient question, “Who is John Galt”

For the present moment, anyway.

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  • James ONeil April 25, 2022, 12:25 PM

    OK, no guffaw but it got a satisfying chuckle out of me.

  • KCK April 25, 2022, 1:20 PM

    I just posted my art on Twitter.

  • John Venlet April 25, 2022, 1:30 PM

    I think the world could possibly be better served by a Francisco d’Anconia.

    • ghostsniper April 25, 2022, 2:47 PM

      Leave out that 97 page rant, and I’m all in.

      Who is John Galt, you ask?
      Why, the answer is in the question.
      And, if you have to ask, you’ll not understand the answer.
      Slog through that 1034 page tomb for a clue.
      Many have said they have, but under scrutiny, most can be convicted of not.

      • Mike Austin April 25, 2022, 4:25 PM

        Ayn Rand was the Queen of Rant: page after page of Objectivist screeching and howling. She was also a hater of Christianity. Her book “Anthem” was readable—and mercifully short. Rand kept on screeching and howling until her end—which was tawdry and sordid, rather like Tolstoy’s.

        • Mike Anderson April 26, 2022, 9:54 AM

          Sometimes there’s no measured substitute for a good rant. We find them therapeutic at my house, but we do impose a 3-per-day limit. Because of its persistence, this precludes ranting on Twitter.

          • Mike Austin April 26, 2022, 10:34 AM

            Certainly a good rant can be good for the soul, but only if it is my rant and my soul. Thousands of my ex-students can attest to the truth of this.

            So much of Twitter is simply adolescent yelping and moon-howling about some damn thing or another.

            If I want some woman ranting and screeching and howling at me I’ll get married again.

  • Jack April 26, 2022, 7:06 AM

    I don’t, and I still won’t, tweet. I tend to cuss too much.

    • Vanderleun April 26, 2022, 8:29 AM

      Cussing is currently required on Twitter. You could be Ruler of a Realm of Shadows.

  • Casey Klahn April 26, 2022, 9:12 AM

    Note this video, in which an MSNBC “expert” is afraid that anyone not liberal enough running Twitter could spike a candidate in an election. I. shit. you. not.

    If you said that from the Right, you’d be reviled for being a conspiracy nut. But, this guy says it from the Left as if…well, you gotta see him bichin:

    • ghostsniper April 26, 2022, 9:25 AM

      From the comments:

      This week just keeps getting better and better:
      • Netflix shares crashing
      • CNN+ shutting down after 1 month
      • Spotify not renewing Obama podcast
      • Disney stripped of special governing powers
      • Mask mandates ruled unlawful on public transportation
      • Elon Musk secures funding for Twitter takeover

      • Mike Anderson April 26, 2022, 9:58 AM

        Not to mention Libs of TikTok heading to the top of the charts with a bullet, just shy of 1 million subscribers.

        • Casey Klahn April 26, 2022, 10:45 AM

          Ghost and Mike: information warfare.

  • Dirk April 28, 2022, 7:26 AM

    Who is John Galt?

    There’s a bit of John Galt in any or every freedom seeking person. Isn’t John Galt, an idea, A way of life, a dream for a better life, a better way, a greed free world with frank honest goals, solutions?

    John Galt, is alive and well.