“i got a phone call that a plane had hit the wtc. i turned on fox news - at the time, it was presumed to be a horrible accident. then the second plane hit. it was a warm morning here in coastal nc, and a lot of people had their windows open. it seemed like our whole little town was screaming. when the pentagon was hit, our house went quiet. one of my cousins worked there. we were past anything but crying. it seemed like everybody cried for days, at least until we heard from relatives in new york & dc. and everybody here has people in one, the other, or both.
i remember my 10-year-old who loved to fly, explaining what burning jet fuel would do to the dead. "mom, the won't find any bodies," he explained with huge eyes. we have not even been to an airport since, much less on a plane. we have driven to texas, new orleans, cape cod - but not flown.”
“thanx for the uplift, sistah. i'm 54, displaced, can't get a job at walmart. my son is a junior at a private university by the grace of god. sometimes i don't have money to send him for laundry. but there will be life for him beyond this depression. he can tell his grandkids how he stayed in college and washed his underwear and shirts in the bathroom sink. - but got his degree.”
Jun 19, 2009 at 18:10:42
“c'mon tallulah! ayn rand was a maligned saint! try reading atlas shrugged. rean a page a day for five years. surely even you can manage that! (arf arf!) seriously, the fountainhead was hard going - both book and movie. when somebody makes "atlas" into a month-long maxi-series, you can review. although it's probably in her will that it can't be done after her death. didja know she was alan greenspan's mentor?”
hp blogger Tallulah Morehead on Jun 19, 2009 at 19:12:15
“I did know Alan Greenspan was a Rand fan. Explains some of our current economic disaster, doesn't it?
They are wrestling with trying to make a filmable screenplay from ATLAS SHRUGGED right now, for some unfathomable reason.
Last I heard, Saints don't publicly humiliate their husbands by carrying on lengthy public affairs. And also, selflessness and self-sacrifice are required for Sainthood, as well as religious belief, all anathema to Ayn.”