Sunday, April 30, 2006

So Anyway

The last weekend sucked.

Dana is back from her sojurn in the Seattle area. This of course has nothing to do with my weekend sucking.


Monday, April 24, 2006

Thought for the Day

Now with photos!

Patricia Quinn in the white teddy during the Night, Night number in SHOCK TREATMENT:

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Thought for the Day

You cannot argue or negotiate with your self-anointed master, all you can do with it is to kill it.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Bilious Young Fogey has some things to say about V FOR VENDETTA, last of which was:

The crowning evil about this movie is its valorisation of terrorism. The film is French-Maoist in its arrogant, elitist espousal of the frisson of the act of violence. It is fitting that the last scene is of a new uniformed army, the followers of V, watching the destruction of the Houses of Parliament.

This film is decadent and offensive.

HT: Tim Blair.


Thought for the Day

There was a time when I was a young lad that I wanted to take up the profession of journalism. I ultimately decided not to pursue that line of work.

For the most part I don't regret that decision.

Really, I don't regret that decision at all.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Heaven is where the door to the Nuclear Club is guarded by an American.

Hell is where the door to the Nuclear Club is guarded by a Frenchman.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

In 1913, Ambrose Bierce disappeared and was never seen by anyone again.

Lucky bastard.

-- R.K. Milholland.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

So Anyway

While I was doing my nightly cross country drive I was pulled over by a member of the North St. Paul police. During the conversation he mentioned that there were guys coming up from Minneapolis to a house of ill repute, and that said house was under surveillance.

I of course would never pay for that sort of thing.

My ego is very strict that way.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Bad Vibes

Katheryn Jean Lopez at NRO's The Corner writes:

It was April 14 and Good Friday when John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln in 1865.

Which may explain part of the animosity between Republicans and the theatre/cinema crowd.

Meanwhile in the Total Perspective Vortex

Professor R.J. Rummel puts things into perspective:

What is astonishing is that this "currency" of death by Marxism is not thousands or even hundreds of thousands, but millions of deaths. This is almost incomprehensible – it is as though the whole population of the American New England and Middle Atlantic States, or California and Texas, had been wiped out. And that around 35 million people escaped Marxist countries as refugees was an unequaled vote against Marxist utopian pretensions. Its equivalent would be everyone fleeing California, emptying it of all human beings.

And someone once called me a zombie because I wouldn't waste time on marxist propaganda.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


I just blew a third alternator on my truck.

Quote of the Day

I'm allergic to freight locomotives, they're always running into you.

-- L. Ron Hubbard

Um... okay.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Here we see a honest used car salesman. Perhap he's a bit too honest.


We not return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Think Of It As Idiocy In Action

Mary Mapes still doesn't get it:

In Mapes’ alternative reality, everybody but her is to blame. From money-grubbing network executives to misogynistic scape-goaters to conservative witch-hunters it’s Mary versus the world.

Mapes still refuses to own up to developing and running a story that was factually errant and for which she failed to conduct due diligence in authenticating. As to whether her judgment was clouded because of her antithesis toward President Bush – well, we won’t even bother going there because it ultimately is beside the point and we all know the answer.

Without credibility a reporter is simply another source of noise to be tuned out.

Any further questions?

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Meanwhile...Across The Ocean

A good working knowledge of the German language* may be a good thing when travelling in France:

Driver ploughs into Paris protesters

TEN STUDENT protesters were injured yesterday after a Paris motorist, angry that they had blocked a road, drove his car into them.

The driver only escaped following police intervention after his car was overturned and he was dragged out by the demonstrators.

The incident near the Sorbonne University laid bare some of the frustration surrounding the government's new plan for getting more young people working and the opposition of students and unions to the scheme.

On Paris's Left Bank, protesters disrupted traffic by picnicking on a busy boulevard. They were heading away when a frustrated motorist tried to burst through the crowd.

Several dozen youths turned the car over, tried to kick out its windows and began dragging the driver out before police and onlookers intervened.

*Hey, it worked in 1940!


Saturday, April 08, 2006

Think Of It As Idiocy In Action

These young gang-bangers are certainly not graduates of the Benning School for Boys:

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three gang members tried to ambush a suspected rival but ended up killing one of their own, police said.

The incident occurred Wednesday evening when Carlos Cortez, 18, Marcus King, 16, and a 16-year-old boy saw a light colored SUV they thought belonged to a rival gang, Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said. Cortez placed himself on the opposite side of the street from the other two and fired several shots at the vehicle when it passed by a second time, he said.

Cortez's shots struck King in the stomach and he died later that night at a local hospital, Vernon said.

Definately a nominee for a Darwin Award.

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Apparently the local socialist rag, the Minneapolis STAR-TRIBUNE, has chosen to downplay the seriousness of a certain recent assault on a police officer.

Corey Miltimore has wondered how the STAR-TRIBUNE would have reported certain other events in history:

It got me to thinking what headlines the current Star Tribune editors would have chosen had they applied the same standards to various historical events. Here are some that came to mind:

• October 24, 1929 – “Stocks dip”
• September 1, 1939 – “Germany expresses frustration with Poland”
• December 7, 1941 – “Japanese visit Honolulu”
• November 22, 1963 – “President Kennedy takes ill in Dallas”
• July 16, 1969 – “Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins take trip”

I won't even bother to cruise through the STAR-TRIBUNE's website let alone actually buy a copy anymore.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thought for the Day

Cynthia McKinney, a member of the House of Representatives from the party of treason, is whining about being touched inappropriately after she deliberately violated the security regulations at the U.S. Capitol building.

What would be an appropriate manner of touching? A whack on the head with a four-cell maglight?

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Weirdness for Today

Princess Diana showed up in a dream last night. She hasn't done that in a long time.

The current issue of PEOPLE magazine, which I haven't read, is featuring a story about how the government investigation into Diana's death is still not closed.

Would it be too simple to say that a bunch of folks, including agencies of government at both the national and municipal level, were being really and truly stupid? Of course expecting the French government, particularly with its institutional obsession with methodological differentiation from Anglo-Saxon states like the United States and the United Kingdom, to do anything with a reasonable degree of efficiency is like expecting a large rock to shatter simply by screaming the killing word at it.

Of course if Diana were still around at the age of 44, she would still be far more interesting than the urban uberskanks that usually defile the cover of PEOPLE magazine.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.