Robert Jones

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About Robert Jones

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  • Birthday 01/25/1966

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    Robert L. Jones
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    I am an unrepentent ex-objectivist and current Deist and Catholic. Former entertainment editor and movie reviewer for the Bidinotto-era "New Individualist." Cyclist, drinker of fine blended Scotches and an occasional single-malt. I do not smoke, except during the Great American Smokeout. I temper my rational living with occasional journeys into irrational excess. Pro-life. Leonard Peikoff is dead wrong: Abortion is only pro killing.
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    Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, Dio, Led Zeppelin, John Lee Hooker, "Western Motel" by Edward Hopper, Bernini's "David," Rodin's "The Kiss," "Vertigo,""Blue Velvet," "Double Indemnity," "Touch of Evil," "Das Leben der Anderen"

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    Stepford, Minnesota
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    Art, bicycling, classical music, reading books
  1. "Can a man knowingly commit evil?" Ever heard of Saul Alinsky?
  2. Absolutely: Fetuses don't rape, murder, torture, molest children, kidnap, maim, commit arson, or poison their fellow men. Oh, was I making an argument in favor of capital punishment? My bad.
  3. Okay: Here's what I regard as the most irrefutable evidence of God, and his creating the Earth: The Big Bang theory. It suggests that at some point, the universe indeed had a starting point in time for originating. My personal revelation that there is a God: Woman. There can be nothing save Divine design responsible for the physical and spiritual sensation making love to a beautiful woman can bring to a man. My proof that there is a devil: Woman. Try living with one.
  4. Oh, hey, you ARE Adam Selene! By the way, I am one of those unrepentant Roman Catholics who agree with 95% of Objectivism. The problem with most Objectivists (many of the people here, excepted), are that they make it an all-or-nothing proposition. They get hung up on that "God thing" and go around "correcting" people for their religious beliefs. I don't care if people think I'm irrational. They can get used to it, like I'm used to many of them owning way too many pictures of naked men staring at skyscrapers silhouetted by the rising sun.
  5. Robert: I was sooooo tempted to post what you just However, you had better be careful because if Peter sees your profile Avatar, he will: he is just a You wouldn't have to be Adam Selene, leader of the lunar revolution? I limit my smoking to one day out of the year: The "Great American Smokeout." Say what you want about smoking, but here's an uncomfortable fact I'd like to see Objectivists address: The life expectancy of smokers is a hell of a lot longer than the life expectancy of aborted children. The real question (which should make any conscientious objectivist squir
  6. Since it was Ayn Rand she probably lit the cigarette by snaping her fingers. Burgess Meredith used to do that!
  7. Simultaneously, the other four heads of the five families were executed operatically and someone put a bullet in Moe Green's eye through his glasses

  8. How could Ayn Rand smoke? Probably by taking a cigarette out of her pack, inserting it into her cigarette holder, and then lighting it with her Zippo cigarette lighter. She probably put her lips to the cigarette holder, drew in her breath, and with that, cigarette smoke. I imagine that's how Ayn Rand could smoke.
  9. I hadn't realized 78s were on the upswing. I have an upright Victrola in my living room, and my little boy and daughter simply love it. We listen to old wax by Tony Bennett, John Lee Hooker, Elvis, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee, Steve and Eydie, and Frank. Within an hour, Evan is worn out from cranking it before each spin, and Sarah is tired from dancing in circles. This is how I trick my kids into getting ready to go to bed each night.
  10. Another huge Rushhead here, since 1982.
  11. Note: This posting is reprinted from my column at It can be found at Liberatchik. *** I hate political art. Political art is not for me. I am uncomfortable with it mainly because its foremost practitioners’ politics are way stronger than their art – and their politics suck. Yet, if you are like I, you know viscerally what it feels like to be a conservative artist, especially if you’re one who takes his art seriously. It feels lonely as hell. Especially if you won’t sell out. It has not been news that the art world is peopled with flaneurs, shockers, and other assor
  12. I'm sure that Bidinotto had a backup, because Journalspace crashed before and Robert put everything back online piecemeal. I was unaware Journalspace as such fell down; Bosch Fawstin and I simultaneously sent each other e-mails asking what had happened to Robert's site. Now I know.
  13. Please let us not refer to that person as "O'Bama." It makes my Irish (and Welsh) blood boil to even imply he's a son of Hibernia! I think Rush gets it in spades. I heard him last week talk of how when the Democrats overreach, they will create a state so massive that the Republicans can turn the statism on their former tormentors once they get back into power. I believe that it is incumbent upon every American to make Obama fail. I am willing to take an economic "hit" if it will help bring down these nakedly power-hungry goons. And, incidentally, all the conservatives who are calling this "
  14. Gold especially rocks, and my favorite gold coins have no mention of God on them (this is coincidental). They are the Mexican 50 Peso coins minted around the 1940s, simply gorgeous coins, right up there with the St. Gaudens $20 double eagle. I served in the 1st Forward Light Infantry Secret Squirrel Psyops Battalion Brigade Regimental Command of the Royal Army of the People's Republic of Freedonia. Naw, I just made that up. Actually, I served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, and New York State Guard. Currently I am on a V.A. disability pension and chilling out with the U.S. Coast