Tag Archives: going galt

  Flow My Tears Said The Bitcoinman

Jerk Baby Billionaire Renounces U.S. Citizenship To Skip Taxes, Cries Tyranny When He Can’t Come Home

I really want to read that Heroic Dog Story
Let’s all have a good sympathy cry for Roger Ver, a squintillionaire investor scumbag who decided to put his Ayn Rand fantasies into action by renouncing his U.S. citizenship so he wouldn’t be oppressed by taxes. He took up residence in the tropical paradise (and tax haven) of St. Kitts, but when he tried to visit the U.S. of A for some tech-asshole conference, his visa application was rejected. Ver took to the Twitter machine to whine about tyrants and post Darth Vader pictures. Read more on Jerk Baby Billionaire Renounces U.S. Citizenship To Skip Taxes, Cries Tyranny When He Can’t Come Home…
  that's some catch

Now Teabaggers Must Love Bowe Bergdahl, Because He Was Just ‘Going Galt’

A big story in the Washington Post indicates that U.S. Army guy Bowe Bergdahl had some possibly serious mental issues that may have contributed to his walking off his base in 2009, and possibly should have kept him from even enlisting in the first place. And we are talking about serious mental issues besides his newly exposed love for Ayn Rand and desire to Go Galt. Read more on Now Teabaggers Must Love Bowe Bergdahl, Because He Was Just ‘Going Galt’…
  c-word

Newport Beach Yacht Owners: What Could A Dock Cost? A Hundred Dollars?

Newport Beach yacht owners are having the most massively petulant sad because — with their silt-filled harbor undredged since World War II and their seawalls crumbling — the City Council has to raise money to pay for its at-risk infrastructure. This means the yacht owners will no longer be able to pay … wait for it … one hundred dollars a year for their slip rental. For their triple-decker yachts. Read more on Newport Beach Yacht Owners: What Could A Dock Cost? A Hundred Dollars?…
  Whinge Nuts

A Children’s Treasury Of Random Wingnut Post-Election Whining (Part 1 of ???)

Do you people have any idea how hard it is to sift through all the insane rightwing mutterings about the reelection of Barack Obama so that we can bring you the very best? Neither do we! It all starts looking the same after about five minutes! And so, this collection of freakouts will, of necessity, be something of a sampler plate from the great smorgasbord that is the Great 2012 Wingnut Butthurtosphere. Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Random Wingnut Post-Election Whining (Part 1 of ???)…
  own private idaho

Koch Brothers’ Brother Builds Old-Timey Western Town In Which To Properly Go Galt

Hiyo, David and Charles Koch! You guys are weird, but there is a method to your madness: you want to buy Wisconsin, and the presidency, and so you do. (Ol’ Romney’s a pretty good ROI, huh boys?) But what’s your brother Bill’s dealio? On what crazy-ass thing is he spending his billions today? There’s a new town in Colorado. It has about 50 buildings, including a saloon, a church, a jail, a firehouse, a livery and a train station. Soon, it will have a mansion on a hill so the town’s founder can look down on his creation. But don’t expect to move here — or even to visit. This town is billionaire Bill Koch’s fascination with the Old West rendered in bricks and mortar. It sits on a 420-acre meadow on his Bear Ranch below the Raggeds Wilderness Area in Gunnison County. It’s an unpopulated, faux Western town that might boggle the mind of anyone who ever had a playhouse. Its full-size buildings come with polished brass and carved-mahogany details and are fronted with board sidewalks and underpinned by a water-treatment system. A locked gate with guards screens who comes and goes. Read more on Koch Brothers’ Brother Builds Old-Timey Western Town In Which To Properly Go Galt…
  take your ball and go home

Tea Party Dingbats Vow To Pretend To Stop Hiring Jobseekers

As infamous walking cue-ball “Joe the Plumber” proved in 2008, America is top-loaded with dubiously employed gasbag wingnuts who believe they are the economic equals of the Koch Brothers. Each near-bankrupt sole proprietor of a drywall-hanging home-based business that hasn’t had any work since 2007 is now threatening to “stop job creation” because of the people protesting the banks. What happens when the teabaggers “go Galt” and nobody notices? Read more on Tea Party Dingbats Vow To Pretend To Stop Hiring Jobseekers…
  where is our journalistic photography pulitzer?

Your Wonkette Teabagging Photo Tour, Part I

It is time. You must see what we have seen. There will be more, and they will be worse. This shitty, muddy, 500-person national protest with NO TEABAGS. Prepare to GO GALT. Read more on Your Wonkette Teabagging Photo Tour, Part I…
  don't tax me bro

‘Going Galt’ Is New Code Word For ‘Laid Off’

Have you heard about the hot new craze sweeping the ranks of marginally employed basement-dwelling Pajamas Media devotees? It’s called “Going Galt,” and it refers to when the owner of a small haberdashery in East Tennessee has to lay off employees because nobody wants hats anymore, but the owner says they are voluntarily withdrawing their productive labor from society because Barack Obama is a “looter” and a socialist. Read more on ‘Going Galt’ Is New Code Word For ‘Laid Off’…