Teddy Roosevelt kicks Ayn Rand’s ASS

16 Apr

So…I was at the gym tonight and I saw where the checker-inner guy normally is sitting there was just a book. ‘The Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand. “Wow,” I thought, “this guy is pretty weird, why would he be reading such a heavy book?” This guy is the same one that tells me I’m not very consistent at working out and that even though I work 6 days a week sometimes I should come in on the 7th day (Sorry I don’t have a job where I get to sit down all night long guy.) and rubs his girlfriend’s ass while she’s running. I can’t stand this guy already!

As I left he was back at his spot and I asked him if he had read that book. He said he had and was shocked that I knew who the author was. I should have played dumb because I was then locked in an hour long talk about bullsh*t I didn’t care or agree with him on and didn’t want to put forth the energy to fight with him because I would still be there right now if I had.

Craig is this idiot’s name, he’s an atheist who thinks I ride a motorcycle (so basically thought I was a butch dyke, thanks douche.), but that’s neither here nor there. He’s majoring in philosophy. I’m not a big philosophy buff or Ayn Rand for that matter, but I held my own in this conversation. He told me he thinks religion is stupid and you can’t prove it and it holds people back and you can’t be prideful or selfish. I listened to him prattle on about this for the better part of 45 minutes. He started talking about the Middle East some how and I said something about Teddy Roosevelt and the carrying a big stick quote. He said, “Oh Teddy Roosevelt, I think he was horrible. That’s when the Presidents really went down hill, starting with him.”

Wait, WHAT?

I think he saw that he had to really prove to me what he was saying because my eyebrow had raised so high it was almost to my hairline. I LOVE TR, LOVE him. He said TR was the reason government was involved with busting up big businesses and we shouldn’t be involved in that. He didn’t have an opinion on my Big Stick comment because he didn’t really know much about TR’s stance on foreign policy but thought it was like W’s and he thinks we should always be isolationists not “cowboys” or have “national pride”. And that TR “fancied  himself a cowboy.” No dude, he WAS a freaking cowboy. He was THE Rough Rider. IDIOT! “Didn’t he create National Parks? I don’t like paying for those, I mean the government doesn’t pay for things I like and those aren’t even any good so they should be privately funded so I don’t have to pay for them.” I don’t like the outdoors much but I never thought I would meet someone who hates conserving nature and actually finds it a friggin’ burden on them self financially. I think my brain was melting out of my ears at this point.

Who doesn’t like Teddy? I never thought I’d meet someone who hated him. He is the most bad ass President EVER! Better than Lincoln because someone tried to kill TR, shot him and with the bullet in him gave a one hour long speech!!!! BAD ASS!!

So, Craig was and still is, really pissing me off. I can’t stand these hipsters that think sitting around and thinking about all this stupid stuff makes them the next Aristotle. I’m fine with people not thinking there’s a heaven, great more room for my plantation in the sky, you can work in my cotton fields for eternity and ponder more stupid crap, like “Why was I so stupid to think Teddy Roosevelt was a bad President?”



6 Responses to “Teddy Roosevelt kicks Ayn Rand’s ASS”

  1. MAYBELLINE April 16, 2010 at 12:52 PM #

    >Bright side: You found someone your age that even knows who TR was.

  2. L April 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM #

    >I'd rather he didn't know.

  3. Kliph Nesteroff May 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM #

    >Highly amusing! You can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Mark Twain hated Teddy Roosevelt.

  4. L May 7, 2010 at 5:08 PM #

    >And many school children hate Mark Twain. I'm not sure if Mark Twain hated him, but I'm not a huge Twain fan. I respect him but…eh.

  5. miselainis March 10, 2017 at 8:07 PM #

    Love TR. I loathe Randian Libertarian folks only slightly less than hardcore Republicans. Yeah…trustbusting. How awful that was. Because Rockefeller and Carnegie and those guys really needed more money {{{sarcasm}}}. Have you read The Alienist by Caleb Carr? If not, you must because Teddy’s in it!

    • Lauren Semar March 28, 2017 at 12:48 PM #

      I have been told I need to read that book like…4 different times, so maybe I should!

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