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Dennis-Hopper-19702_20100517103549_640_480.JPG road RIP Dennis Hopper.

 road UK politician David Laws outed, resigns after it was revealed that he has been allegedly funneling money to his gay lover.

 road All a Twitter: 5 million people now follow Britney Spears on Twitter.

 road The cast of Glee plays Radio City Music Hall.

 road BP knew about safety issues with the Deepwater Horizon rig: "Documents show that in March, after several weeks of problems on the rig, BP was struggling with a loss of 'well control.' And as far back as 11 months ago, it was concerned about the well casing and the blowout preventer."

 road Just gross.

 road Apprently 16-year-old Justin Bieber has a potty mouth.

 road Tammy Badlwin and her long-time partner have called it quits.

 road Here's a reason to smile about being a momma's boy: Those who had a close relationship with their parents as children might make better romantic partners as adults.

 road Coney Island gets a facelift  111

 road Indian-American author Rahul Mehta: "If you’re gay, your whole life, in many ways, is going to be different. I think any of us who choose a different path from the mainstream — or even the same path as the mainstream — need the support of those we love and those who love us. This is a fundamental part of living a healthy, happy life: being supported by your family."

  road New Facebook group: "Plugging the Gulf oil leak with the works of Ayn Rand."

 road International Mr. Leather has banned "marketing that promotes unprotected sex.”

 road Heidi and Spencor are no more.

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  1. Ayn Rand haters are quite possibly even more irritating than Objectivists. Many of them are barely aware of what they are criticizing.

    Posted by: Jordan | May 30, 2010 12:34:24 AM

  2. And what illiterate 12 year old did they get to write the Justin Bieber article? That's being promoted here as a news source? Really?

    Posted by: Jordan | May 30, 2010 12:36:22 AM

  3. That tease on Speidi is not nice. I was hoping they'd spontaneously combusted and were quite LITERALLY no more.

    Posted by: Jerry | May 30, 2010 1:15:17 AM

  4. Wow, that Ayn Rand page is full of crap throwing band wagon junkies. I never found her philosophies that bad, even if a bit unrealistic.

    Posted by: Floyd | May 30, 2010 1:18:14 AM

  5. jordan, I'm very aware of what I'm criticizing. Objectivism is a religion. It is not philosophy. If you want a comprehensive criticism given by a real philosopher, click the link...

    I could provide my own critique of, say, her ethical is self refuting because once you endorse her egoism that you should only care about yourself (and others insofar as it benefits you), you are saying that egoism is the best ethical arrangement...and in doing that, you aren't just concerning yourself with "I", but with how others should conduct themselves...and that's a logical contradiction.

    There's a very good reason why most practicing philosophers (mainstream philosophy) don't bother to read ayn rand, and don't waste any time teaching her "thoughts". It's because it's garbage...LOL!

    Ahhh, dennis hopper...too bad. And yet eli wallach is still alive at 94! If you're mean enough, you'll live forever (something my grandfather taught me)!

    Posted by: TANK | May 30, 2010 2:37:51 AM

  6. There are books on the subject:

    Rand, by my definition anyway, was bigoted. Her philosophy, however, should NOT be denounced by freedomists. It should be embraced. A path to freeing ourselves from whatever tiny bits of bread crumbs Obama cares to throw us lies within.

    Posted by: Drivingrain | May 30, 2010 7:05:08 AM

  7. I feel sorry for David Laws. Yes he was doing something wrong (although not directly profiting), but clearly he had issues with his homosexuality. Frankly the torys deserve the scandal, im sure their policys in the 80s were a part of the guys fear of being outed.

    Posted by: rovex | May 30, 2010 7:22:17 AM

  8. The notion that Rand = Oil Disaster is absurd. Those dolts on FB need to use their whole brain. Rand was an unwavering proponent of private property rights. What happened in the Gulf of Mexico was a product of government ownership and control of property. Does anyone really think BP would have been so careless if it owned those rights and could sell them? Would others with property rights in the surrounding waters and animnal life have allowed BP to take such risks without seeking court injunctions to ensure adequate insurance? Please. It was the federal government's Minerals Management Service that gave the go ahead for this project, not some private property owner. What private property rights do exist are what ensures that BP, Halliburton, and Transocean are liable for all the harm they cause. I wish I could say that about the Department of Defense and the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Posted by: Kelly | May 30, 2010 8:44:20 AM

  9. It wouldn't be the internet without a bunch of apologists for the homophobic demagogue also known as Rand.

    "Ayn Rand haters are quite possibly even more irritating than Objectivists. Many of them are barely aware of what they are criticizing. "

    No one can be completely cognizant of what Rand meant because she was a terrible writer with half-baked ideas. Southland Tales is a better font of philosophical truth.

    Posted by: Zach | May 30, 2010 9:58:15 AM

  10. "What private property rights do exist are what ensures that BP, Halliburton, and Transocean are liable for all the harm they cause."

    What on earth are you smoking? Is anyone so delusional about the supposed restrictions on companies.

    Posted by: Zach | May 30, 2010 9:59:56 AM

  11. So Kelly...You're saying that if BP wasn't temporarily borrowing property from someone else (in order to profit from the borrowed property) instead of using their own property, they would have been more careful?

    Like that's better? That's all the more reason not to loan property out to businesses that won't take extra care with someone else's stuff. And even more reason to hold them accountable.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | May 30, 2010 12:59:19 PM

  12. Ayn Rand was fucking delusional!

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