Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Going Galt


Because nothing says rugged libertarian individualism and pulling your own weight like standing in line for federal government giveaways.

16 comments:

atat said...

Zero self-awareness. I'm sure later we'll be hearing about how her experience during the storm was exactly like that of Haitian earthquake victims/Holocaust survivors/Somali refugees/all of the above. Except that the fact that she didn't suffer as much will mean that she's smarter than all of them.

KWillow said...

It is so disturbing how this woman in her 30's sounds like a Middle School girl, silly and petty, spiteful... actually my 13 year old's girl-friends are much more sensible, and kinder, than Megan appears to be.

Doesn't she live in DC? What does she need sandbags for?

Someone should point out that her "Free" sandbags were paid for with tax dollars, and since the Poor pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes, those bags of sand... oh never mind!

Susan of Texas said...

She is concerned that her basement will be flooded with storm water from Hurricane Irene. It's nice to see she learned her lesson from the Snowpocalypse, but it's kind of funny to see her standing in line for government assistance.

Emily said...

How many of these free sandbags does she expect to get? As many as she can carry? As many as her Mini Cooper can carry? That's not very many.

fish said...

DC can flood quite a bit and sandbags are ubiquitous in any major storm. Which is why I am sure our rugged individualist had the foresight to buy flood insurance. She must have anticipated every possible negative outcome.

Anonymous said...

Fill them with pink Himalayan salt, Meg.

Batocchio said...

Silly! Government that benefits Megan or her plutocrats overlords is good, and government that curtails their power and helps the peons is bad!

Plus, she seems to be selling a "What an adventure! I'm part of the major news story of the day!" angle.

Regardless, it's all about McMegan.

commie atheist said...

No doubt she agrees with Ron Paul that FEMA should be abolished and disaster response should be handled they way they did in 1900. Worked out great for Galveston when they had that little bitty flood of theirs.

Anonymous said...

"It is so disturbing how this woman in her 30's sounds like a Middle School girl..."

A friend observed back in the 60s that they seem to be emotionally stuck at age 15.

Anonymous said...

No surprises here.

After all, the ultimate distillation of libertarianism is: "It's all about me. Any way I can get it."

Anonymous said...

I don't know what is more idiotic. The fact that she tweeted that, or that one of her fanboys found it worthy of retweeting.

Anonymous said...

Today in Megan.

"On other fronts, I think Krueger is an excellent choice. I've heard him speak in a number of off-the-record sessions, and I don't think that anyone is going to be mad at me for revealing that he was extremely impressive, with a grasp of labor market economics that seems to this non-economist both encyclopedic, and very nuanced. He's also very good at explaining those distinctions in a way that makes sense."

Susan of Texas said...

It's so cute when she pretends to be humble.

Mnemosyne said...

Is it just me, or does there seem to be an air of "the oppressive hand of the government is, like, forcing sandbags on me!" Because trying to buy sandbags on the open market right before a hurricane would be less of a hassle, amirite?

Lurking Canadian said...

She's just complaining because obviously the government-supplied sandbags will be less effective than a private equivalent. Everybody knows the government screws everything up.

Anonymous said...

I'm picturing Megan in Galveston, TX, on September 9, 1900. How long before she started eating Suderman's corpse to survive?