Sunday, February 27, 2005

Busy

Writing short story.

Will return to blogging later.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

LASunsett has an idea:

I move that we honor Bill Clinton.

How does the William Jefferson Clinton Wastewater and Sewage Treatment Plant, sound?

That's good, but how about "Big Bubba's Cigar and Knocking Shop"?

I love British euphemisms.

42, What's The Question?

I have to see this.

I must confess that I originally heard the BBC Radio series on National Public Radio.

Oh, the shame of it.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Meanwhile...Across The Ocean

Green goons attack commodity traders, commodity traders strike back causing green goons to cry like the spoiled babies that they are.

Here's my initial comment (posted at Emperor Misha's) on the whole thing:

Commerce has been part of human life since someone discovered that they could trade their better quality stone knives for some decently processed bear skins. Commerce is one of the things that separate us from the lower animals.

An attack on commerce by the green-creeps (or socialists in general) is an attack on human life in general.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Well, Isn't That Surreal?

Characters from my TRAVELLER fan fiction novel have shown up in someone else's online novel.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

So Anyway

I'm up to page 15 of the "damn the budget" version of my screenplay for a TRAVELLER movie.

This is about 1/6th the basic minimum length for a screenplay.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Well, Isn't That Surreal?

The United States Navy has placed into commission the nuclear powered attack submarine U.S.S. JIMMY CARTER.

To which I have to say, "HUH?"

And this is Chris Muir's take on this:



We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Thought for the Day

Ayn Rand used to mock the nature-worshipping greenies by suggesting that they turn to worshipping smokestacks.

Screw the smokestack, I'll take a Saturn-V any day.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Les On Blogging

Never apologise for being right, no matter who you offend.

Well, Isn't That Surreal?

It becomes increasingly apparent that the word "journalist" is now synonymous with the word liar.

For example:

European journalists tend to portray the Sunni Arab and al Qaeda terrorism as the brave efforts of a broad based Iraqi effort to free the country of hated American occupiers. These fantasies get more bizarre, with accusations that coalition forces are behind the kidnappings, or, at worst, it is common criminals looking to score a large ransom ... Reality is contorted in truly amazing ways by these writers, as they try to make Saddam's tyranny into the "good old days", and a better place than a democratic Iraq. The recent elections are portrayed as a clever fraud, and any Iraqi fighting against the terrorists are deemed traitorous collaborators.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Quote of the Day

Dr. John Ray dug up an interesting quote from Friedrich Engels:

"The Germans have long since shown that in all spheres of science they are equal, and in most of them superior, to other civilised nations. Only one branch of science, political economy, had no German name among its foremost scholars."

Do we have to wonder why?

Friday, February 11, 2005

In Other News

Al Franken will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mark Dayton Marshall-Fields.

Darn, that means that the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Demented-Fascist-Looter party will have to nominate a serious candidate for that seat.

Union Goonery In Action

An open letter from actor Jon Voight.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

A Reminder

The Soviet Union built the first nuclear armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

My Horoscope

From The Onion, February 9, 2005:

Sagittarius: (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)

You're fond of saying that there's more that unites people than divides them, a sentiment that is proven true when the Nepalese band together to destroy you.

And I used to worry about lefties.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

A veteran of the Korean War has something to say about the folks in Hollyweird:

In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real actors of yester-year loved the United States.

They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love.

They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as enlisted.

This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', Purple Hearts and one Congressional Medal of Honor.

So remember; while the "Entertainers of 2005" have been in all of the news media lately I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (62 years ago).

Most of these brave men have since passed on.


You really should read the whole thing.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Today in Pizzaland

Made a delivery tonight to a local den of thieves union hall. In this temple of socialism there was am envelope stuffing party going on. A Wellstone yard sign had been framed and was hanging in a position of honor at the front of the hall.

I managed not to spit fire at anyone present.

So much for rational & reasoned debate from the left...

As the old saying goes, "It's hard to get a refund when the salesman is humping your leg and howling at the moon."
Here we have an example of a college student responding to an article on Leftist textbooks rewriting the Cold War with code to find the GCD.

Irony In Action

Mark Noonan at Blogs for Bush wrote:

It is absurd to think that the solutions to 70 year old problems are applicable in the world of today - we just aren't what we were back then. We need, as a society, to ever think anew and act anew. But what we're getting, in what is surely one of history's greatest ironies, is liberals demanding rigid adherence to the past while conservatives are pushing change for the future ... liberals seem determined to stand or fall upon a defense of things as they are - they have become reactionaries; disdaining change not because of what it might do, but because it is change. We've got a long fight on this Social Security issue, but I cannot imagine that a hidebound defense of a worn-out past will triumph.


Sunday, February 06, 2005

Quote of the Day

Wretchard at The Belmont Club writes:

There is an implicit contract between the student and university that a reasonable education will be provided in exchange for the time, effort and money spent studying. It is hard to see how the University's end of the bargain will be kept if it allows it students to be instructed in ethnic studies by a fake Indian teaching fascism. One might be forgiven for wondering whether the students aren't being shortchanged.

We should wonder what kind of ride we are being taken on as a civilization when Marxism, the font of all the megahomicidal ideologies of the 20th Century, is still being treated and taught as a serious and valid political, economic, and moral doctrine.

The proper purpose of the process of education is to teach children to become functional, rational, and productive adults. There is absolutely no place in any educational establishment for indoctrination in Marxism, that is for teaching children to become mass-murdering enemies of mankind. And no taxpayer of any nation should be compelled to pay for indoctrination in such lethal nonsense.

So is anyone interested in doing a candlelight vigil for the victims of Marxism on this coming May 1st?

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Stuff

Had a dream last night involving actress Michele Forbes and an industrial mishap at a ground facility of a Russian nuclear space propulsion project.

Started writing a screenplay for a Traveller movie. I am going to do a "damn the budget" version first and then rewrite to fit a budget later. I should have the first draft done by the first of May.

Speaking of Mayday, it would be a good idea if there is some form of memorial for the victims of communism.

Off to do a nine-hour shift driving for Pizza Hut. The way things are going it will likely go on to eleven hours again. They actually scheduled me for overtime this week. (Oh, boy!)

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Rest In Peace

Actor John Vernon has died at the age of 72.

As to his most famous line in the film ANIMAL HOUSE:

"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."


Yes, I am fat. I don't drink, even when driving home is not an issue. And I take intellectual shortcuts like deleting any comment that cites Karl Marx as a valid authority.

Mr. Sowell calls it again.

Thomas Sowell on the Iraqi elections and the predictable response by Senator Kerry:
Senator John Kerry loudly proclaimed on "Meet the Press" that the Iraqi election represented President Bush's "last chance" to "get it right." Nothing is easier than to demand more from somebody else -- even when you yourself have been an obstacle to achieving what has already been achieved.

Senator Kerry has a long record as a defeatist and obstructionist. Back in 1971, he said, "we cannot fight communism all over the world" -- adding in the same arrogant tone he uses today, "I think we should have learned that lesson by now."

Ronald Reagan never learned that lesson -- and hundreds of millions of human beings are free of communist tyranny today as a result. But during all the years when President Reagan was building up our military forces and our intelligence agencies, Senator Kerry was consistently voting against the appropriations required to do so.

What both men were doing was consistent with their respective assumptions and goals. Senator Kerry was just one of the defeatist elitists who regarded the communist bloc as a "fact of life" which we could only accept and which it was futile to waste resources opposing.

They imagined themselves to be so much wiser than other people that condescension was only natural, as they brushed aside any other viewpoint with such dismissive words as "cowboy" or even "stupid." The fact that events proved the defeatist elitists dead wrong in the Cold War -- and now again in the Iraqi elections -- has not yet broken through their smugness.

Probably nothing ever will. But that does not mean that the rest of us need to keep taking their high opinion of themselves seriously.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Think Of It As Islam In Action

Old folks being dumped in Arabia:

JEDDAH, 3 February 2005 — Some elderly Saudis are being disposed of by their families who dump them off in front of area hospitals and speed away, leaving doctors furious and flabbergasted by this bizarre, cruel behavior.

Recently, three separate families abandoned their parents — and their responsibilities — at King Fahd Hospital.

I'm looking forward to the new action film: DEATHRACE SAUDI ARABIA.


This Was Not Unexpected

ST: Enterprise cancelled by Paramount/UPN.

The ghost of George Orwell complains about the title of this post.

(He had a problem with the "not un" formation.)



News of the Day

Iranian mullahcrats eagerly await martyrdom.


So what else is new?

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Thoughts for the Day

A leader without followers is just another lunatic.

And Varifrank has something to say about the general election in Iraq:

Today, the slavemasters of the world lost. Today, those who look at the people in their country as their private property were told in no uncertain terms that given the chance to be free, all people will choose to be free. People will brave bullets to be free, people will lay down their lives for others to have just the chance be free.