Less Government Is Apparently Less Great When It Is Your Home That Is about to Burn Down


The progressive blog Daily Kos has distributed this photo in their daily e-mail of “Recommended” stories. It is a photo of a man thanking firefighters for saving his home from the massive wildfires in Washington State, and they titled the item that includes the photo “This One Weird Pic Destroys Ayn Rand.”

Thanking Firefighters

If you cannot read the t-shirt, here is a slightly different version of it:

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And here is a version that I can get half behind:

And what is the point of cutting off the model’s head in the photograph if his face is apparently going to be on the t-shirt?

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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