Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Pox On The Phony King Of England!

Pro Tip: When trying to vilify someone, it is best not to compare them to a folk hero. 

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Anonymous said...
October 19, 2009 at 3:03 AM  

I believe this is a reference to Atlas Shrugged in which Ayn Rand refers to Robin Hood as the most evil person who ever lived, because he took money from the hard-working rich and gave it to the lazy poor.

They really do live in Bizarro world, don't they.

Anonymous said...
March 26, 2010 at 11:42 AM  

Anonymous -- I think you're giving them WAY too much credit!

Anonymous said...
April 15, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

actually, Robin hood was the nickname of a tax program in Texas that took money from schools in better areas and gave it to poorer schools. it was declared unconstitutional a few ears ago and was generally a waste of time and money because the poorer schools ended up with a surplus of cash spent on things like laptops for their students while students in nicer areas had to make significant budget cuts in sports (except football of course) and in the arts. it may have been a good idea in theory to combat inequality, but it was poorly executed.

Chad said...
May 28, 2010 at 7:01 AM  

Not everybody admires Robin Hood...