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Merry Christmas to All from Atlas!

December 24, 2009

From all of us here at Atlas, we wish you and your families the most happy and blessed of Christmases.

As we mark the holiday, let us continue to live word of God and recall the birth of Jesus Christ, the model his life and the salvation of belief.

As the song goes: “Noel! Noel! Born is the King of Israel!”

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30 Comments
  1. December 24, 2009 7:40 am

    Don’t you think wishing a Merry Christmas on a site based upon Ayn Rand’s most famous literary work is acceptable? I don’t think she would have liked it much…

    …considering she dedicated a large part of her life to atheism and opposed any action that was not selfish in orientation. Christmas, in almost every way, is based in both of those concepts…

    • Rand Right and Wrong permalink
      December 24, 2009 12:10 pm

      Selfish is different from reasoned, enlightened self-interest, you dentist.

    • Lestat (Occassionally Masquerading as Jay Golub) permalink
      December 24, 2009 7:45 pm

      Who would watch 9 minute clips……boring…I won’t.

      Such a bitter dentist you are, Jay Golub. LOL joking–kinda

  2. Raymond Hart Massey (as Gail Wynand) permalink
    December 24, 2009 10:28 am

    To JG—

    Next to “The Fountainhead”…of course!

    I’m sure some of AR’s characters, like me, do wish their fellows Merry,
    Happy, Jolly, Good Cheer and the like for Christmas and all of the rest of Irving Berlins happy holidays

    • Raymond Hart Massey (as Gail Wynand) permalink
      December 24, 2009 10:29 am

      er…Berlin’s….What the hell has Toohey done with my editors?

  3. Gerry permalink
    December 24, 2009 12:09 pm

    I think it’s out of respect, Jay Golub. Not to mention, not all people agree with everything a philosopher believes lockstep, even if they subscribe to his or her beliefs. I think you’re demonstrating the same flawed thinking you’ve demonstrated in the past that I’ve seen.

    With that said: Merry Christmas.

  4. December 24, 2009 12:51 pm

    I humbly write this post to wish ALL a Merry Christmas.

    I am a proud member of the Kings County Republican Party and serve as a State Committeeman better known as a “District Leader”.

    I am a proud member of the 47th AD Republican Club.

    I am a proud member of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club.

    I write this not to tout my credentials as I am sure at least 2 of the 3 memberships I mentioned are despised by most on this blog.

    I do mention them however, to make the following statement. I have to believe that anyone in Brooklyn that is right of center in their ideology and actually has the gall to label themselves a Republican or God forbid a Conservative has to share many of the beliefs and ideals that I myself hold dear and work toward.

    With that said, regardless of the current state of infighting we must try to remember that we are ideologically more friend than foe.

    Personally, my enemies are terrorists who aim to destroy my country physically and leftists who aim to destroy us fiscally.

    While we all celebrate Christmas with our loved ones I hope we remember to pray for our brothers and sisters at arms serving overseas fighting a true enemy.

    I can say with certainty that they will enjoy no such truce as described in the following excerpt:

    On the approach of the first Christmas of the First World War there was a spontaneous outburst of hostility towards the killing. On 24 December, arrangements were made between the two sides to go into No Mans Land to collect the dead. Negotiations also began to arrange a cease-fire for Christmas Day. Edward Hulse, a Lieutenant in the Scots Guards, received a message from the Germans suggesting a five day period without war.

    On other parts of the Western Front, German soldiers initiated a cease-fire through song. On Christmas Day the guns were silent and there were several examples of soldiers leaving their trenches and exchanging gifts in No Mans Land. Later, Sir John French, the Commander of the British Expeditionary Force, reported that when he heard about the fraternization, “I issued immediate orders to prevent any recurrence of such conduct, and called the local commanders to strict account, which resulted in a great deal of trouble.”

    I sense that the spirit of Christmas in all its miraculous glory has brought many of us down to earth at least for the next day or two.

    God Bless the United States of America!

    • Counter-Regime Change in the 49th permalink
      December 24, 2009 5:43 pm

      I think, in the spirit of Christmas, Russell Gallo should issue a formal apology to his “friend” and “fellow Brooklyn Young Republican” Jonathan Judge. Otherwise, his wish of unity and amity is all a farce.

      Then, he should have the courage to apologize to the “Reverend” Lucretia Regina Potter for threatening “regime change” in her district.

      Otherwise, this comment is just a meaningless series of platitudes designed to save face rather than accept responsibility for a childish bout of behavior on this blog.

      I think that’s fair.

      https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/evidence-connects-former-golden-aide-gallo-to-alleged-impersonation-on-atlas/

      https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/capano%E2%80%99s-campaign-manager-threatens-%E2%80%9Cregime-change%E2%80%9D-retaliation-in-the-49th-ad-on-day-of-debate/

      • Admit That You Are Jeff Kraus or Be Quiet permalink
        December 24, 2009 6:50 pm

        Because of how irrelevant your comments are, I doubt any of the people you’re ordering to ask your made up questions will ever come on to answer them. Besides, why should anyone answer you, AAA, if you won’t reveal who you are first.

        Try this: ADMIT YOU ARE JEFF KRAUS.

        Then, you might hold even a modicum of authority to say “come out, come out, wherever you are…” as you have previously.

        You are guessing who people are and attacking your target-of-the-day (which includes 49th AD folks and BYRs) hoping you’ll prod someone to come out and address you. Why would anyone ever respond to that? How do you know that the people you’re talking about read the blog or comment on the blog? What’s the basis for your speculation? I’ve seen Judge comment under his real name, but that’s it.

        Why should anyone trust you when you can’t be honest about your intentions?

        It seems to me that you’re just a figure of hate. You spew hate. You hurl what you perceive to be mud. You think you’re clever, but at the end of the day, you just come off as desperate-which you are.

        Your presence on this blog demonstrates that the leadership is just so ridiculously desperate and embarrassed and are looking to slime whoever they can.

        Instead of asking questions, answer them.

        Instead of telling people to use their real names, use your real name.

        Lead by example.

        Suggestion: why don’t you email the Young Republicans and the 49th AD people you’ve been critical about using your real name. Pose your questions in a civil manner. Then, you might be taken seriously. Take the advice from former candidate Gene B. and be intelligent about how you comment.

        Otherwise, no one should engage your foolishness. But that doesn’t matter to you. I’m sure you’ll just keep attacking people like you’ve been doing for weeks now. But who you are and what you are is so transparent, it’s not even funny.

        But it’s Christmas, so maybe there’s hope…

        FYI – if AAA isn’t man enough to stop asking questions and start answering questions, then those of you who have have bothered to glance at his repetitive litany of nothingness should just ignore him entirely.

  5. December 24, 2009 1:14 pm

    The question begs, are we going to have a Merry Christmas?

    The question begs, if not, are we going to have a Happy Kwanzaa?

    The question begs, if not, did we all have a Happy Hanuka?

    The question begs, do we love this country?

    The question begs, do we love God?

    The question begs, as the answer lies in our hearts.

    The truth is in there…

  6. December 24, 2009 4:24 pm

    I was just trying to start a conversation on something other than the normal topic. There other things to talk about, ya know…

  7. Friend of Eileen Libutti permalink
    December 24, 2009 5:34 pm

    Eileen Libutti: On Craig Eaton’s “new and revitalized” website representing the Kings County Republican Party, I have noticed that Craig has intentionally left out the street/mailing address for the party headquarters, located at Eaton & Torrenzano LLP, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, located at 1662 Sheepshead Bay Road, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

    Could it be that he doesn’t want to bring more attention to this unethical practice and conflict of interest? (too little, too late Craig…….)

    Or, speculatively speaking, is Chairman Eaton in the process of relocating the Brooklyn GOP headquarters to a different locale, as demanded by Jay, his law firm partner? If this is information, which “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” is plausible, time will tell…..like before New Year’s!

    If the KCRP office are soon relocated, I can guarantee that it will be in Bay Ridge. No surprise there. Anything so “the Duke” can maintain his dictatorial, autocratic control.

    Lastly, we need to thank Marty Golden for bringing us Craig Eaton as chair back in 2007. Friends for a long time, Marty had wanted Craig “the Duke” Eaton to run for Vincent Gentile’s current City Council seat going back to 2004 and 2005, approximately. This is District 43, NYC Council, as many of you know.
    Craig has declined to run for a variety of reasons. Therefore, option # 2 was for Marty to help navigate Craig’s election as GOP Kings County Chair when Hy’s tenure was coming to a close. At that time period, Marty Golden was more popular and had more influence than he does today. Things were different back then.

    I loathe the “Tweeding” of the Brooklyn GOP. I will expose it everywhere and at every opportunity I get.

    Tweeding or Tweeded (after William M. Tweed)
    The word comes from the name of William M. (“Boss”) Tweed (1823-1878), a symbol of a corrupt New York City government official and a political boss. “Tweeding” is also a method of sewing, but that is not implied in the New York usage.

    http://www.urbanelephants.com/index.php/component/content/article
    /64/1660.html

    http://www.urbanelephants.com/index.php/component/content/article/64/1629.html

    http://lawyers.justia.com/lawyer/craig-andrew-eaton-1166696

    http://lawyers.justia.com/search?query=jay+torrenzano&location=Brooklyn%2C+NY&fsubmit=

    http://www.nygop.org/counties/county-list/

    The state GOP still lists this contact address for the KCRP:

    Kings County Republican Committee
    Hon. Craig Eaton, Chairman
    1662 Sheepshead Bay Rd.
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    Phone: 718-332-7766
    Fax: 718-332-5898

    https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/attorney/AttorneyDetails?attorneyId=5433713

    http://www.allbusiness.com/companyprofile/Eaton_and_Torrenzano_Llp/5F5AC83614D008FB5171ABEBEA534320-1.html

    • Gerry permalink
      December 24, 2009 8:11 pm

      Interesting link…informative.

  8. Atlas Shrugs in Neverland permalink
    December 25, 2009 12:29 am

    Title: Atlas Shrugs in Neverland

    The Bay Ridge Pirates are coasting high after having captured Wendy and the Brooklyn Lost Boys of Neverland. They try to convince the precocious but misguided Brooklyn youngsters to join their band of Pirates and are almost successful in their threats to make them “walk the plank.” But Wendy (aka Dagny) is able to convince them that Atlas Resistance Leader Peter Pan (aka John Galt) will save them. But will he?

    Featuring an All-Star Cast:

    John Galt as Peter Pan
    Craig Eaton as Captain Craig Hook
    Bob Capano as Smee
    Russell Gallo as The Singing Pirate on the Mast
    The Bay Ridge GOP as Hook’s Pirates
    The Brooklyn Young Republicans as The Lost Boys
    With Dagny Taggart as Wendy
    And Francisco D’Anconia as The D’Anconian Crocodile

    But Peter Pan DOES save them, and the Bay Ridge GOP pirates are defeated, as Craig “The Codfish” Hook is forced to flee the hungry D’Anconian Crocodile, who had already fatally maimed him politically:

  9. December 25, 2009 7:45 am

    Oops! Senate leader votes against his own bill on its way to passage.

    http://www.politico.com/livepulse/1209/BREAKING__Senate_passes_health_bill_.html

  10. Sahel Kazemi permalink
    December 25, 2009 7:11 pm

    http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2006/05_06/2006_05_27_Gregorian_MoreChurch.htm

    chickens will come home to roost! indeed.

  11. Natasha Prashad permalink
    December 25, 2009 7:33 pm

    RANDY REV. ON THE RUN – STAYS IN SHAPE ON N.J. SHORE
    PERRY CHIARAMONTE

    Last Updated:

    Posted: 12:00 AM, September 3, 2005

    No wonder the church ladies love him!

    The randy reverend who allegedly confessed to an affair with a blonde from his well-to-do parish keeps himself in tip-top shape, as this exclusive Post photo reveals.

    Rev. Thomas Tewell was photographed making the most of his leave from the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church with a morning jog along the boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J.

    Tewell, 56, has absented himself from pastoral duties – and from New York – while the city’s Presbyterian administration investigates his purported affair with 42-year-old theology student Rachel Vione.

    Ratted out by an unknown churchgoer, the pair are believed to have admitted their tryst to investigators from the New York Presbetery, an oversight body that has yet to decide whether to take disciplinary action.

    The toned, trotting pastor has already stepped down as chairman of the board at Princeton Theological Seminary, where Vione was also a student.

    The seminary would not respond yesterday to The Post’s request for information about how the leggy blonde was admitted to the exclusive program.

    Vione, a former Discovery Channel recruiter, apparently became so drawn by a higher calling that she began to train to become an ordained minister at the seminary.

    Vione and the senior pastor are said to have hooked up after the mother of two volunteered with her husband to help out at New York City’s largest Presbyterian church.

    Joe Vione is now suing his wife for divorce.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/randy_rev_on_the_run_stays_in_shape_K9XwIXqhGWbOkCP3BBvrmJ

    The point is what? think about it…..

  12. The Great Craig "The Duke" Eaton Speaks permalink
    December 26, 2009 1:48 am

    The Great Craig “The Duke” Eaton Speaks:

    The internet is an amazing tool in politics.

    And we in the Brooklyn Republican Party welcome the help and support of our online allies.

    Unfortunately, there are some who think typing away at their computer is a replacement for getting out there and meeting real people, face-to-face.

    These digital armchair activists have it wrong: the internet is a great tool when used along with traditional methods of political campaigns.

    If you’re not ringing doorbells, collecting signatures, handing out flyers in the real world — you’re missing out on the fundamentals of political activism.

    So pound away at your keyboard — we welcome your insight and virtual involvment.

    But join us in pounding pavement too. We need you………………..

    Eaton says: “These digital armchair activists have it wrong: the internet is a great tool when used along with traditional methods of political campaigns.”

    Is this not a direct response to Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn?

    Hmmmmmm….

  13. Young Republican permalink
    December 26, 2009 5:58 am

    I just realized that not each one of AAA’s comments are exactly the same. Until now whenever I saw a comment from AAA with 30 paragraphs that all started with “The question begs…” I just figured that they all said the same thing. But now I just started reading some of them and saw how they are slightly different from each other. I’m not sure who has less of a life, him for writing the comments or me for actually reading them.

  14. Learned Scholar permalink
    December 26, 2009 3:56 pm

    Seems like Kraus really sucks as a professor.
    He has no credibility as an instructor. It’s a wonder why any institution of higher learning would want to keep him on. He should be removed immediately.
    In these days of recession, every student wants the most for their hard earned tuition dollars. It doesn’t make sense for anyone to waste credits on a lousy professor. All students should boycott registering for his classes and let the administration know they will not be instructed by a sweaty mule.
    Why should anyone pay to learn about the Jets in class?

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