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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 5:11amSanction this postReply
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Hello, I'm new here. This is my second post, actually. I would like to say hello to everyone by posting a revision of an old blog post I wrote.

Here goes . . .


February 2, 2005, marked 100 years to the day of Ayn Rand's birth. The day of the month is of particular importance because, every February 2, if a politician comes out and sees his shadow, we will have 60 more years of the welfare state.

As for Miss Rand's magnum opus, I enjoyed every syllable on each of the 1,087 pages of the paperback edition I read. The prose sparked vivid images that made me feel as if I were gazing upon an exquisite painting.

I was so enthralled by the grandeur of it all that I was quite sad to see it eventually come to an end.

And so I have only one complaint about Atlas Shrugged:


It was too short.


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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 6:35amSanction this postReply
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Good lead-in and delivery! Welcome!



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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 7:59amSanction this postReply
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I concur. Except I think: if the book were longer, it would be less integrated--and some of my pleasure would vanish!

She'd have to pull in some more themes.




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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 12:10pmSanction this postReply
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> every February 2, if a politician comes out and sees his shadow, we will have 60 more years of the welfare state.

That's funny. If he doesn't see his shadow, after 60 years the welfare state will gradually become totalitarian.




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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 5:40pmSanction this postReply
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Love it!  :) 



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Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 9:15pmSanction this postReply
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Thank you very much, Aaron, Mr. Rawlings, Prof. Coates, and Ms. Isanhart!!

I think I'm going to have a lot of fun here. :-)



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