Saturday, October 31, 2009

When Ayn Rand writes it, it sounds ridiculous when read aloud

and then in black and white, there it is.

The 'San Sebastian Line' in all it's written technicolor.From Jake Tapper at ABC news, who appears to be increasingly aggravating some people

Taggart_trans1.jpg"In recent days, the Recovery Act board has been reviewing all the numbers, with many inaccurate ones having been posted. California's San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission received $5 million in stimulus funds to hire workers to build addition train track for the Union Pacific Railroad in an economically tarnished spot of the Golden State."

Is there a commercial need? Who knows, the area is 'economically tarnished', and that's all the justification needed?

1 comment:

revereridesagain said...

Just finished re-reading the section in "Atlas" after they find the remains of the motor and Dagny is trying to get someone to figure out how it works, and one little pseudophysicist declares that such a motor should ever be made because "it would be so superior to anything we've got it would be unfair to lesser scientists...". I used to laugh at that one. Har har. Then she gets Dr. Stadler from the state science institute in on it and he runs on about "greedy industrialists" and the purity of non-commercial-use science. I used to think, you can't make this stuff up. But you can. You just have to be about 50 years ahead of the curve.