Framing the Dialogue

Archive for November, 2008

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

Update March 10, 2009:  Recent news releases show that the sales of Atlas Shrugged soared in 2008 and sales in the first weeks of 2009 are on pace to exceed last years’ record sales.  If you listen to talk radio, Ayn Rand’s book is mentioned every day. 

Update – December 10, 2008 :  I published this book review less than two weeks ago.  In the last two days I have heard Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Jim Quinn all talk about Atlas Shrugged.  A common thread of their comments was the fact that we seem to be living this book.  The names have changed, but the chill is there!

Why Blog?

So we were sitting and watching Family Guy a few weeks before the 2008 presidential election. At this point I don’t remember why, but Stewie (the talking baby) was dressed as Adlof Hitler. The animation zooms into his lapel and sure enough he is wearing a McCain-Palin campaign button. Of course the fascist leader of the Nazi Party would be for the Republican ticket.

First of all, I don’t like when writers feel the need to sneak political statements into their shows. Actually, I hate it. That goes for athletes, singers, and pretty much anyone else who is a “celebrity.” What makes them think that they know more than us or that we really care what they think?