williambanzai7's picture


Ryan and Rand are the same
They loathe all the poor and the lame
A selfishness curse
That makes them perverse
The devil is surely to blame

The Limerick King


Objectively speaking Paul's split
His worship of Rand is legit
A Christian in name
Yet greed he'll proclaim
This schizoid is simply unfit

The Limerick King



"The good, say the mystics of spirit, is God, a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive- a definition that invalidates man's consciousness and nullifies his concepts of existence...Man's mind, say the mystics of spirit, must be subordinated to the will of God... Man's standard of value, say the mystics of spirit, is the pleasure of God, whose standards are beyond man's power of comprehension and must be accepted on faith....The purpose of man's to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question." [Ayn Rand, For the New Intellectual]

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” St Thomas Aquinas

Quite a



Barack is the Brother of Debt
This cat is a Socialist threat
The budget he'll screw
With his spending Kung-fu
He spends without breaking a sweat

The Limerick King





Nobody's getting my vote
I'm boarding the Nobody boat
Phil in the blank
The choices are rank
Nobody keeps us afloat

The Limerick King


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williambanzai7's picture

BTW, have you noticed that the MSM narrative on Goldman has changed...

Same with AIG.

The spinners are hard at work.

blindman's picture

1913, the vanerlip plan. rejected by wilson
who had to beat support for the plan out of
the senate.
Boston Evening Transcript - Oct 24, 1913
chapter 2, passage by congress.

Fix It Again Timmy's picture

We serfs get to vote for one day every two years. K-Street votes EVERY day.  So, who's got the advantage? Hint: ain't the serfs.........

User 3461's picture

As Steve Jobs might say, this [post] is shit. You guys replace the left's statism with nihilism.

gwar5's picture

Ayn Rand has been fucking right 90% of the time about our coming dystopia. She's the female George Orwell. That's a Hall of Fame career. She came from communist Russia and knew what she was talking about and lived it.


Objectivism: The butcher, the baker, and the beer maker don't do what they do so you can eat; they do what they do so they can eat. But by doing what is in their own self interest they produce the most good for others and society, so they can all eat, and in the most efficient way at no cost to society. Therefore, what is immoral is for society and governments to judge his process out of envy, or hinder it because that is when people will suffer.

She never compromised on this point and, in the same sense, would say it would be immoral for somebody like a Thomas Edison or Henry Ford to hold back themselves because of criticism from others. 

Henry Ford and Bill Gates became rich bastards but who cares?  Everybody else has benefitted beyond belief from what they did. The anti-Rand crowd is arguing it's not fair and we should stop people like them to save saddle makers and to keep the US postal service and snail mail thriving. Really?? That's medieval.

MBOB's picture

Ayn/Mine! Ayn/Mine!


She died alone on welfare. Troll. 

gwar5's picture

Your life is better because she lived and you don't owe her a penny. And she still sells a phenomenal 500,000 books a year and doesn't accept a dime in royalties. Let us know when you're that generous.

disabledvet's picture

Three reasons for the pick...none ideological. Young, energetic, team player. Great satire as usual...but VERY wide of the mark. There are ZERO "Randian's" in DC...and ZERO on Wall Street right now as well I might add.

Benjamin Glutton's picture

Paulie Ayn Ryan's favorite song on his ipod as stated (CNN interview)...listens to it every time he works out.


Led Zeppelin Gallows Pole from Led Zeppelin III

Hangman hangman hold it a little while
Think I see my friends coming
Riding a many mile.
Friends, did you get a little silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me, my dear friends,
To keep me from the Gallows Pole?
What did you bring me to keep me from the Gallows Pole?

I couldn't get no silver I couldn't get no gold
You know that we're too damn poor
To keep you from the Gallows Pole.

Hangman hangman hold it a little while,
I think I see my brother coming
Riding a many mile.
Brother did you get me some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring my my brother
To keep me from the Gallows Pole?

Brother, I brought you some silver
I brought a little gold
I brought a little of ev'ry thing
To keep you from the Gallows Pole.
Yes I brought you to keep you from the Gallows Pole.

Hangman hangman turn your head awhile
I think I see my sister coming
Riding a many mile mile mile mile mile.
Sister I implore you, take him by the hand
Take him to some shady bower
Save me from the wrath of this man
Please take him
Save me from the wrath of this man man.

Hangman, hangman upon your face a smile
Pray tell me that I'm free to ride
Ride for many mile mile mile.

Oh yes you got a fine sister
She warmed my blood from cold
Brought my face to boiling hot
To keep you from the Gallows Pole
Your brother brought me silver
Your sister warmed my soul
But now I laugh and pull so hard
And see you swinging on the Gallows Pole

Saw buried in a sea of new info.

Question is does he see himself as the brother or the hangman?



Neethgie's picture

actually he said it was rage against the machine, but that just wouldnt have fit with the message you are trying to get across would it

Meesohaawnee's picture

damn. i saw WB and was hoping to get my "PT Barnum Greatest Fraud on Earth-The Equity Markets" pics.. oh maybe next time. Luv your work bro

ReligiousAtheist1's picture

Glad to see WB7 is back

trichotil's picture

Simply add the face of the candidate of your choice for a glimpse of the future via the past. Either way we get this:


Lost Wages's picture

Venice Beach bums are fine upstanding citizens compared to these politicians. In fact, I think I will go become one (a bum).

williambanzai7's picture

That fellow Harry is a real entertainer and earns his gratuities.

Dr. Engali's picture

Good stuff William, it's good to see you back and paired up with the Limerick King(who is top notch himself). I see you're shaking up the red and the blue team. Hopefully they will snap out of it. As far as my "nobody" t vote for I'm writing in Ron Paul.

malalingua's picture

I'm another Ron Paul write in vote! Screw the GOP, we're getting Obama anyhow.

SmallerGovNow2's picture

Great, ensure that Obama is re-elected.  Thanks, four more years of marching straight toward socialism.  Why not get Obama out and stop the bleeding and then figure out step number two once he's been shown the door? 

trichotil's picture

Lol, good job thinking outside of an ever so slightly larger box. Might as well write in Nader or Perot.


Fire off an angry letter to the times while youre at it, that'll show em!


Dr. Engali's picture

Maybe I'll write in Pedro. It's my vote and I'll not vote for either of the two official options presented to me.

fuu's picture

Election 2012: The Dick or the Cancer, either way we're fucked.

dontgoforit's picture

WB - your stuff is entertaining, but nihilism gets u nowhere.  Anarchy is an answer to nothing.  And you're starting to sound like an anarchist.  Sorry you're feeling so low.

Lost Wages's picture

It's not nice to use nihilism (or chaos) as synonyms for anarchism. If anarchists were actually nihilists, they wouldn't bother with anarchism. They'd just conform to the status quo because that is the easiest thing to do. Nihilists go to work, pay taxes, eat pink slime, drink diet coke and turn the channel when the news comes on because they only care about Kim Kardashian's ass.

williambanzai7's picture

Don't fall into the trap of believing that rejecting a situation that has become untenable is anarchism. That is precisely what they want everyone to believe.

Historically, there really is not much new about this game. The entrenched will have the upper hand until they are punished by forces beyond their control.

BTW, I had my break...I'm high ;-)

BeetleBailey's picture

Welcome back WB! Hope you had a great vacation.

As to your posts.....keep them coming.

Brilliant as always.

MBOB's picture

Besides, hooting with derisive guffaws at a naked emperor is such dandy fun! Compulsive liars, kleptocrats and looterists have no sense of humor whatsoever. Join the Hash House Harriers to get in shape to outrun the brownshirts when the candydates decide to suppress the rude among us. 

WALLST8MY8BALL's picture

No one more deserving! hey pass that thing here WB7!

Wakanda's picture

Keep passin' that thang around!  If it's good enough for WB7, I'll take a hit.

Welcome back LK and WB - the scoundrels are still on holiday - t'aint no one here but us chickens!

Nobody For President's picture

Thank you all for your support.

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I am nobody and I approve this message!

Kassandra's picture

Ayn Rand WAS a speed-freak sociopath. And a writer. Now a man running for second highest office in the land has based his political philosophy on her fictional book.

If you wrote a book, incorporating all of the above, no one would publish it for being 'too far fetched'.

infotechsailor's picture

I love Ayn Rand, and her objectivism. You think that a counterfeiting central bank is her idea of 'individualism' then you are a moron.

Drachma's picture


There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves Orcs.”

 - Author unknown

11b40's picture

Bingo!  I loved both books when I was in college -- 40 years ago.  Once the acne clears up and maturity sets in, most of us get beyond Rand.  Worshipping at that alter is indeed for the for either the young and foolish, or the greedy and self-serving.

Much as I loved Jack London's stories of true independence and self-reliance, or the epic Lonesome Dove and other stories about the seemingly unlimited bounty offered up by America - the new world - those days are long gone...and not coming back.

There are no alternatives to big government.  Society is far too complex.  The whole idea of government being the problem is a straw man constructed by politicians to knock down.  The problem is those who we elect to office.  I consider myself an Independent, and have voted for members of both parties on several occaisions, though I do admit to voting more often D than R.  Mostly for reasons of perceived self defense.  It has always amused me to listen to the R's rail against government, all the while having total control of both House's of Congress and the Presidency the majority of the time since 1980.

No, the problem is piss-poor leadership and selling out the country for personal gain.  These new Tea Party twits are just about the worst panderers to come along in my lifetime, and I have been involved in the process since the Goldwater campaign.  Their level of maturity is about that of 7th grade boys.

I still love tolkein, however ;-)

monad's picture

Really. Its interesting that you (and yourself) identify a rational value system as irrational, and a work of violent propaganda targetting children (in fact, just like the bible) as rational.

As a survivor of the Russian revolution Ayn Rand wrote from her personal experience, warning us of the growing cancer. Her writing is reaffirmed by survivors of this and other political atrocities, including Hitler's Germany.

As an unsuccessful product of Sanford Military Academy, Tolkien envied the Greek, German and Irish mythologies. He deeply believed that if England had such a solid cultural tradition, they could march more children before the guns and sack more territory. Poor Mr. Tolkien. Instead of inspiring another holocaust as he hoped, Mr. Tolkien inspired the beats and peaceniks. He died a disappointed and bitter man, envious of more effective propagandists like Ian Flemming & L Ron Hubbard.

It is also interesting how a certain group consistently debunks Ayn Rand by identifying her work as appropriate for 14 y.o. and not adults. This same group also insists that adults are at least as stupid as 14 y.o., and need their crazy nanny to look after them...

11b40's picture

...and you, sir, seem not to know the difference between pleasant and entertaining reading material with amazing creative writing, and worshipping at the altar of a political/financial fiction writer.

Most recognize the escapist fantasy of Tollkien.

monad's picture

I see. You've never studied Tolkien, Rand, Flemming, or even Hubbard, so your defense of your ignorance of the subject upon which you advance your assertion that rationalism is for children and sleazy nanny states rule, is to criticize me for doing so and having done so, developed a comprehensive worldview in which rationalism prevails over fantasy. Thats pretty weak... sir.

In a hole, in the ground, there lived a dean of English, expert in ancient Celtic literature...


11b40's picture

Nope...never studied 'em.  Never spent too much time in an Ivory tower, either, but do have a wealth of experience with the animalistic nature of man.

For me, Tolkein & Rand are each fantasy.  Tolkein has his single Lord of Darkness, while Rand's source of evil is a crushing society of mediocre individuals.  Polar opposites, yes?  Reality tells me neither are completely correct, but both have their own truths.

It's a fascinating journey we are on...Bon Voyage!

monad's picture

Thats a complete cop out. First its too juvenile, then its too intellectual, and besides, fantasy is philosophy. You're out!

I bet you don't even have candles...

williambanzai7's picture

On the one hand you should be pleased that her writings are now getting another round of attention, but disgusted with the reason why...yet another hypocritical political opportunist.

There is no point in refusing to acknowledge the behaviour of some of her most ardent and influential followers, under the cover of her ideology.

Jay Gould Esq.'s picture

Lest we all forget, one of Ayn Rand's earliest disciples was Alan Greenspan.

Welcome back from your visual combat sabbatical, WB7...

monad's picture

Lest we all forget, Greenspan sold out to the looters. Even Ayn Rand said so. As Paul Lyan swam the Tiber its safe to say he's a rat too.

At least he's out of the closet.

AchtungAffen's picture

Making a cult out of Ayn Rand is equivalent to Scientology

Boxed Merlot's picture

C'mon, and what would you say about Joe Smith and his literary accomplishments?  Mary Baker and Joe were two peas in a pod.  Starting new religions on the skirt of the reformation was all the craze back in the day. 

I still laugh about Mark Twain's story of the havoc he created on a visit to Brigham's house when he gave a little trinket to one of his many offspring. 

granolageek's picture

Twain wrote an entire book about Christian Science. It is laugh out loud on every page.

williambanzai7's picture

Or fractional reserve banking...;-)

redpill's picture

Is that more frightening than the current president being a disciple of Saul Alinsky who has based his political philosophy on Che Guevera and Karl Marx?