Picture of the Day: Ayn Rand's Favorite Softball Team

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Tea partiers love puns as much as anyone, and apparently the FreedomWorks softball team is no exception.

FreedomWorks, the D.C.-based free-market, fiscal-conservative group led by former House majority leader Dick Armey, has joined a Capitol Hill softball league. This is the team logo they've come up with.

The "Atlas Slugged" pun might also qualify as a commercial tie-in, as FreedomWorks is promoting the new film "Atlas Shrugged: Part 1," based on the novel by Ayn Rand. National Journal's Lindsey Boerma reported last month:

FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, has undertaken a massive campaign to push the movie into as many theaters as possible. So far, they've lined up 63 for opening day in major cities nationwide; FreedomWorks hopes to push that number to 300. ...

[FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt] Kibbe is hoping that the movie will attract more people to the tea party's small government philosophy. He says the unorthodox marketing effort for the movie is fitting: "Like the movement itself, its distribution efforts will be from the bottom up."

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