In Woody's not at all humble opinion, Ayn Rand's contributions to cinema, literature and philosophy are equivalent to the contributions of coprophagy to the art of cuisine.
Woody regards "Tweet" and "Twitter" to be the cries of our rhetorical canaries being extinguished in the IT coal-mine.
Remember when teachers, public employees, libraries, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes?
Yeah, me neither."
Clarence Darrow, of a slightly earlier generation of Mandarins, said "a criminal is a predatory person without sufficient resources to start a business"...or words to that effect.
Shorter: Don't bother!
Discipline collar...(The New Yorker, natch)
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