Archive for 10/1/2002

USA Today: Scandals lead execs to ‘Atlas Shrugged’


In case you missed it, USA Today had a cover story on Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged, which was not all positive (it fell into the typical Attila vs Mother Theresa dichotomy) shows the growing influence Ayn Rand has on the world.

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.


“Just days after a spelling error-ridden memo outlining Barbra Streisand’s political views on the pending Iraq war is faxed to congressional leaders, the artist finds herself in another highly-embarrassing turn: Streisand recited made-up Shakespeare lines before thousands at Sunday’s National Democratic Gala in Hollywood…
..Streisand received a standing ovation before walking onstage at the Kodak Theater, plus repeated ovations during her performance of song and lecture.
To make her case not to go to war against Iraq, Streisand quoted extensively from William Shakespeare — but the quotes were from a William Shakespeare hoax that has been circulating on the internet!…
..”I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening,” Streisand continued. “Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening… I find bringing the country to the brink of war unilaterally five weeks before an election questionable – and very, very frightening…”

[story from Drudge]

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