In the recently published book, "Ayn Rand Explained," (Open Court Chicago - 3013) readers are informed (on page 17): "Ideas, values, and behavior which we would reasonably think were wrong because they lead to the destruction of life are considered as acceptable as any others." What will conservatives do if it turns out that Tamerlin Tsarnaev was an avid Ayn Rand fan? Could it be that he wore a WWJGD (What Would John Gault Do?) bracelet?
The guy, A. J. Clemente, who dropped the "F-bomb" on his debut as a news anchor in Bismarck, North Dakota, got invited onto the Letterman and Today TV shows, but our attempts to just find the name of his co-host, who remained composed and continued doing her job, were inconclusive. Did A. J. read "Atlas Shrugged"? Have American kids learned yet that "Incompetence Rules!" and that the old philosophy "Nothing is true, everything is permitted" would make a better motto for use on the money use by the USA.
Did the debate over "Miranda Rights" precipitate a situation where the prosecution's case in the trial of the Boston Bomber is compromised before the opening statements are made?
Is an online pundit, who lives in Berkeley CA, being facetious and critical of the Democrat in the White House when he sports a 1940 Wendell Wilkie political button that proclaims: "No Third Term"?
[Note from the photo editor: While covering Occupy Oakland, we noticed an odd bit of graphics, from something called Soxstickers.com, which combined the outline of the state of California with the logo for Boston's major league baseball team but we didn't think it was relevant back then, but now that all the USA is expressing a desire to stand tall with Boston, we thought this photo might be an appropriate visual way to say that CA stands with Boston.]
Speaking of the New Deal, we are working on getting more details about an effort to establish a New Deal Museum. With our luck the assignment editor for the features desk at the New York Times will read this column, scoop us, and save us a bunch of work.
According to "Live Fast, Die Young," in early 1955, after being inured in a car wreck, actress Natalie Wood summoned movie director Nicolas Ray to her hospital room. A Hollywood legend was born (page 40) when she (allegedly) whispered in his ear: "They called me a goddamn juvenile delinquent. Now do I get the part?"Now the disk jockey will play the new Boston anthem, Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," a memorial playing of Ritchie Havens' "Freedom," and a memorial playing of George Jones' "He stopped loving her today." We have to go find a good Walpurgis Night Party to crash. Have a "Why do we do this, Buzz" type week.