Monthly Archives: September 2010

TCU-Baylor: pre-gate

Game day was never like this when I was in college. These days, apparently, it starts early.  The night before even.  Me, I need my beauty sleep, but did the best I could.
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The morality of serving an evil god

Atlas Shrugged – Day 046 – pp. 449-458 We cut back to Hank’s office. It’s late. He got Ken Danagger’s message from Dagny when she told him the story. He’s bummed and thinking. . .
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UNT’s most famous alumni

Denton, Texas is famous for a few things… It’s home to the University of North Texas, one of the premier music schools in the nation. . . . . .Whose nickname is the “Mean Green” after their most distinguished alum — Charles Edward “Mean Joe” Greene — the menacing defensive tackle from the Pittsburg Steelers […]
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A mystery visitor

Atlas Shrugged – Day 045 – pp. 439-448 Now we cut back to the Taggart Trans commissary where Eddie is chatting with his anonymous friend once again. I like Eddie Willers. He’s a good guy. I wonder if there’s going to be a bigger role in this whole story for him. Anyway, Eddie’s troubled. Hank […]
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What beverage goes best with “Sausage on a Stick?”

That’s an answer you can’t get just anywhere. Only one place I know of where you can get the answer to that. . .
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Jim Taggart, alive and well and living in Redmond…

(Chuck’s note: I’ve gotten a little behind these days.  Grrrrr.  But I had to stop and muse for a bit on some recent news that seemed to be so appropriate to the Atlas message. . .) I’ve been accused of being cynical, paranoid and occasionally even a captain in the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie Brigade […]
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“. . .if discovered. . .”

Atlas Shrugged – Day 044 – pp. 429-438 Busted. “He stood like a man in military uniform at some official proceedings where emotions could not be permitted to exist.” “Aren’t you going to try to justify yourself?” “No.” “Aren’t you going to start begging my forgiveness?”
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A glimmer of hope

Atlas Shrugged – Day 043 – pp. 419-428 He explains briefly to Hank “Do you know where all those fair share vultures have invested their profits from Rearden Metal?” “No but — ” “In d’Anconia Copper stock. Safely out of the way and out of the country. And then Francisco suddenly gets confused about the […]
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Gone to Texas…

That was the name of the book the classic Clint Eastwood movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales” was based on. I have no idea why I’ve used that title for this post. Oh yeah, I went to Texas.
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The root of all good…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 042 – pp. 409-418 And he walks away and leaves her hanging. What a master of suspense. But there is someone else watching him as he goes.
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The wedding crasher

Atlas Shrugged – Day 041 – pp. 399-408 No it’s not a cuisinart. It’s her husband at the reception. In the presence of so many of whom it will impress. “Your guests are quite impressed. I can practically hear them thinking all over the room. Most of them are thinking: ‘If he has to seek […]
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Of receptions and deceptions…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 040 – pp. 389-398 And on and on he’d ramble. About how good Dagny, his “ruthless, conceited bitch” of a sister and Hank Rearden and all the rest of them are at making money. Why wouldn’t they acknowledge his spiritual superiority. Don’t know Jim.  Maybe if you were living in a […]
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A Taggart merger

Atlas Shrugged – Day 039 – pp. 379-388 Chapter II — The Aristocracy of Pull Finally a title that makes sense! This is the world we’re living in right now. Where if you are positioned correctly in the right office and know the right people, you can get – do – say – screw just […]
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The looters’ secret need

Atlas Shrugged – Day 038 – pp. 369-378 While she’s waiting she recalls all the incredible gifts he’s given her. . . “The single pear shaped ruby that spurted a violent fire on the white satin of the jeweler’s box. It was a famous stone which only a dozen men in the world could properly afford to […]
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How to de-claw a looter

Atlas Shrugged – Day 037 – pp. 359 -368 “He would not work for me, so is probably the kind of man you want” A young physicist from the Utah Institute of Technology… His name . . .
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The meeting of unequals

Atlas Shrugged – Day 036 – pp. 349-358 It’s Dagny Taggart. She’d like a meeting. Monday? Why he can be there this afternoon. . . Dag and the Doc didn’t leave things on good terms after the SSI put out that paper or Rearden Metal less than a year before.  Wonder why he’s so excited […]
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The book of absolution

Atlas Shrugged – Day 035 – pp. 339-348 Part II – Either-Or. (What the hell was Part I called? “Non-Contradiction.”  Uh Huh. . .) Chapter I (we’re resetting the counter.) The Man Who Belonged on Earth. (?) It’s the book. We are in Dr Stadler’s office. He’s waiting for Dr. Ferris to arrive. He is […]
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Intermezzo. . .

Atlas Shrugged – Intermission – RMINPO. . . I didn’t even realize there were parts. And I missed a day! Dang. So as I’m off schedule, maybe now would be a good time to pause for some RMINPO — random musings in no particular order. . . Triumph and plotting. That’s the ticket here in […]
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The end of Wyatt Oil

Atlas Shrugged – Day 034 – pp. 334-336 She’s standing on the train platform waiting for the mainliner to New York. Wesley Mouch has been busy in Washington.  She overhears a conversation about it on the platform.
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One step from victory. . .

Atlas Shrugged – Day 033 – pp. 324-333 As Dagny gets ready to leave, Ivy is babbling on about how she never concerned herself with the things in the lab. But she does remember the Chief of the lab’s name. “William Hastings. That was his name — William Hastings. I remember. He went off to Brandon, Wyoming. […]
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