Sunday, December 30, 2007

Thought for the Day, Continued

I was going to do something to some peace activists, but I've decided to show this instead.



If you want to go back to your regularly scheduled reality, go ahead.
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Friday, December 28, 2007

Meanwhile...Across The Ocean

Instead of our regularly scheduled Thought for the Day (Charlotte Rampling) we will instead present this thoughtful public service announcement from the Netherlands:



And there's more:



Is it my imagination or does the leader look a lot like Dan Rather?



And shows all of the functional brains of a professional journalist?



Ayn Rand used to say that it is okay to make fun of evil as long you continue to recognize it as being evil. Of course under Political Correctness and Multiculturalism mocking evil is double-double-plus-ungood. Or something like that.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

So Anyway

I have to go in for a EKG at 1100 hours, and I wake up to the news that the false deity Allah has just received another human sacrifice.

Enough is enough. Ban Islam.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Snow Day

There was at least three inches of snow on the ground and it still coming down, so I called the Truck Driving School to confirm that they weren't going to have any trucks leaving their yard for on the road training. They weren't. So I'm taking the day off.

My next attempt to do the Minnesota road test will be on January 4th. So taking the day off should not have an adverse impact.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Margaret Thatcher on pacifism:

For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defence in favour of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other’s good intentions.

I would argue that disarming is not an action resulting from a good intention, but from a bad one.

Because an individual, or a group, can choose to obtain their survival and well being through the use of force against the productive persons or groups it is necessary for the potential victims of such violence to be armed and mentally prepared to to respond with force.

Peace is simply the absence of enemies. It is the state of being where one is not subject to the will of a hostile power, be it an individual, a group, or a nation.

In practice, peace can only be obtained through the forcible suppression or outright destruction of the aggressors. To obtain peace an individual or a nation must have superior firepower and the will to use it. In order to avoid being subject to the will of aggressors those persons or nations which disarm themselves must enter into a dependent relationship with those are remain armed. Disarmament is therefore not an act resulting from a good intention.

At best a pacifist is a parasite. In present practice most pacifists morally condemn the act of self-defense and therefore become accessories to acts of violence carried out by aggressive individuals, groups, or nations. In effect, they've become part of the problem.

And as a rule I favor including pacifists in the solution to the problem of aggressive violence.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Meanwhile in Japan

"So they have to bomb us first this time?"

The Strategy Page on the touchy legal issues facing the Japanese government:

The Japanese Minister of Defense is calling for efforts to work out the military and legal issues that would result if Japanese were attacked by extraterrestrials. Two members of the Japanese cabinet have expressed personal beliefs in the existence of extraterrestrials out there, somewhere. Because of Japans 1947 constitution, there are restrictions on what actions the military can take. Basically, the Japanese military is, technically, a purely defensive force. But an extraterrestrial invasion might play out in ways that would find the Japanese military prevented, by lawyers, from moving against an extraterrestrial menace.

We're not making this up.

I could say something about a military establishment that could be stopped by lawyers, but I'm not going to say it.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thought for the Day

Never try to be clever. It never works and it only annoys the people who actually are smarter than you are. (You do not want to do this.)
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

James Felix over at Michelle Malkin's blog had this to say:

An athiest’s perspective:

On theoretical grounds I think all religions have exactly the same standard of proof underpinning them. Everyone thinks their holy writings are the holy writings and believes with equal passion that their god is the god.

But we don’t live on theoretically grounds, we live in reality. And in reality anyone who insists all religions are equally dangerous or blameworthy is, if I may be so blunt, out of their freaking mind.

Christians don’t marry children. Jews don’t blow up mosques. Buddhists don’t declare jihad. There is one religion widely practiced today that is uniquely unable to coexist peacefully with other religions (or even with other strains of the same religion).

For any of my fellow atheists stopping by to read this… get with the program. All religions are not created equal, and a Judeo-Christian nation makes me a hell of a lot less nervous than an Islamic one.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ugh.

Failed the road test for the class A commercial drivers license.

Try again next week.
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Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Brought to us by Dr. Sanity:

"Good" communists, socialists, and fascists thrive in an environment of oppression, death, and human misery. Indeed, that is the medium in which they grow best and consciously or unconsciously, they facilitate and nurture such a medium.

Remember: A day without Socialism is like a day without slavery and murder.
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Monday, December 17, 2007

I Didn't Know That

One of Stalin's favorite ways of relieving stress – aside from mass murder and vodka – seems to have been to play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 repeatedly, and certainly to enthusiastic applause.

-- Al Nofi


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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

This Is Silly



But I prefer this version:



Or you could watch the original version:



We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Meanwhile in the Real World

Someone has put up an Ayn Rand quote page.

When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.

Right.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

You Know...

I don't think the nice person who put this video together quite gets it. (I do like to listen to Suzanne Vega though.)


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Monday, December 10, 2007

Think Of It As Evil In Action

Moloch has a follower down under:

Writing in today's Medical Journal of Australia, Associate Professor Barry Walters said every couple with more than two children should be taxed to pay for enough trees to offset the carbon emissions generated over each child's lifetime.

Professor Walters, clinical associate professor of obstetric medicine at the University of Western Australia and the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, called for condoms and "greenhouse-friendly" services such as sterilisation procedures to earn carbon credits.

Comrade Professor Walters should be hanged from the neck until he's dead.

In his act of devotion to the new incarnation of Moloch, otherwise known as Gaia, Walters has repudiated the Human Right of Life. In compliance to a totally nonsensical doctrine he is calling for the punishment of those families, who by accident or design, have more than an arbitrary number of children with the alternative being abortion or sterilization.

In other words, he is calling for the act of Human Sacrifice.

Walters has willfully rejected the fact that Human Life is the foundation of all moral values. And if the sacrifice of helpless children isn't evil, then what is?

The fact of the matter is that we live in a dynamic universe. Variations in the average planetary temperature occur as part of a natural cycle and killing helpless children will have absolutely no effect on it. We must further recognize the fact that those who deny the Human Right of Life are nothing less than Enemies of Mankind.

I could go on but I have things to do today.
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Saturday, December 08, 2007

"Frak This" Is Not An Option

The Cylons were created by Man.

They rebelled.

There are many copies.

And they have a plan.

Right?



We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

So Anyway

I got to drive the truck on some slushy streets and the freeway.

Did okay.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Today in Truck Driver Land

Because some of the students had attendance issues I got to drive one of the tractor-trailer units around the back lot all by myself. Until the emergency brake hose broke.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Correction.

"Gabby" the instructor was not pissed off when I stalled the truck on the on ramp on Friday. He was merely annoyed. What did in fact piss him off was when I stopped on a set of railroad tracks.

This is what happens when a train hits a truck:



And there's this:



And this:



Let's see. Could be that the driver was an idiot?

So anyway. The snowstorm that we are experiencing as I write this has brought an early end to training today. Bleh!

Also on the way home I was going east on Washington Avenue through the U of M campus and an idiot (male) decides to ride his bicycle (in the middle of a snow shower) on the wrong side of the street between the two lanes of eastbound traffic. I should not have been surprised by this.

Why do I somehow feel that getting a college education these days must in some way involve being lobotomized?

So, how was your reality today?
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Monday, December 03, 2007

Today in Truck Driver Land

Did better today on shifting and turns on city streets today at truck driver school.

Sucked on the alley dock maneuver.
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Saturday, December 01, 2007

And Now For Something Completely Different

Andrew Borntreger (A Marine) rewiews EL TOPO, a Mexican surrealist western movie favored by John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Two Useless Idiots).

Mr. Borntreger has a number of interesting things to say about EL TOPO, such as:

The story contains threads of Christianity, but it pulls heavily from Buddhism. If you started slapping me with a fish, saying, "This is Buddhism." I could not tell if you were serious or using it as an excuse to assault me.

I would, however, tell you to stop hitting me with the fish.

And:

If anyone buries me under a thick layer of lifeless rabbits, I will come back from the dead and be mighty riled.

And:

(again - do not pile dead bunnies on me after I die)

And:

The UN resolution barring Jerry Garcia and Phyllis Diller from having children was a good idea.

But that doesn't tell you what the film is really all about. But then it would be reasonable to believe that Alejandro Jodorowsky, the writer/director/star of EL TOPO, doesn't know what its about either.

Jodorowsky also wrote a Eurocomic series titled THE INCAL LIGHT which was published in HEAVY METAL magazine back in the 1980's. He used a lot of weirdness for the sake of weirdness titles and terms such as Technopope, Enconomat, and Purple Endoguard in it.

Jodorowsky also had an opportunity to direct an adaptation of DUNE before David Lynch did, and he blew it. It would certainly have been a more surreal film (he cast Salvidor Dali as the emperor) than the Lynch version. But we would never have received the concept of the "killing word."

(No. My name is not a killing word either.)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Cha Cha Cha Changes

Okay, "Gravity Check" was cute, but it doesn't say snarky and sarcastic default conservative like the original title did. So we're back to using the original title.

And my adventures (or as one instructor might say, misadventures) in truck driving are pretty much covered in the category of anything else.
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Friday, November 30, 2007

Today in Truck Driver Land

Killed the tractor on the on ramp from Concord Avenue to East I-494. Pissed off the instructor.

Was sent to a different instructor for remedial instruction on shifting and turning.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Changes

Changed the name of the blog.

Made progress on day six of truck driving school. I didn't fall on my ass.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Today in Truck Driver Land

Fifth day of truck driver school.

Went out on actual streets. Got yelled at by the instructor for cutting too close to the corners. Still need to work on the shifting.

While I was exiting the driver side of the tractor unit to see if I hit a cone I tripped and fell a few feet to land on my backside.

Maybe a small bruise on the right posterior and a slightly bruised ego but nothing serious.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In Other News

Fourth day of truck driver school.

Had proper instruction on down shifting.

Practiced backing into a simulated alley.

Parked and unhooked the trailer for the night.

Looking forward to tomorrow.
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Monday, November 26, 2007

So Anyway

Third day of truck driver school. I can't down shift worth a damn.
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Think Of It As Evolution In Action

Or we could think of it as the revival of the practice of Human Sacrifice.

Meet the women who won't have babies - because they're not eco friendly

Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers - and a voice calling her Mummy.

But the very thought makes her shudder with horror.

Because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm belief she was helping to save the planet.

Incredibly, so determined was she that the terrible "mistake" of pregnancy should never happen again, that she begged the doctor who performed the abortion to sterilise her at the same time.

He refused, but Toni - who works for an environmental charity - "relentlessly hunted down a doctor who would perform the irreversible surgery.

Finally, eight years ago, Toni got her way.

At the age of 27 this young woman at the height of her reproductive years was sterilised to "protect the planet".

Incredibly, instead of mourning the loss of a family that never was, her boyfriend (now husband) presented her with a congratulations card.

While some might think it strange to celebrate the reversal of nature and denial of motherhood, Toni relishes her decision with an almost religious zeal.

"Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet," says Toni, 35.

Let's call this depraved act what it is. Human Sacrifice. It appears that Molech's new name is Gaia.

Actually there's one more thing this depraved bitch could do to reduce her impact on her beloved Gaia. Kill herself. It's not like she has a real conscience and therefore a functional soul. She's already Darwined herself.

Anyone who believes that Human Life is in any way evil is an Enemy of the Human Race. And anyone who believes that Human Life is evil is capable of doing anything, including mass murder. They are in practical terms vermin fit only for extermination. And I personally favor one round in the back of the head in the old Soviet style.

(And by that I mean execution as an exercise of state power. There was one time that one socialist piece of shit who read this blog had willfully misinterpreted a call for governmental action and accused me of being a lone stalker and called me, "the embodiment of all evil on Earth." Never mind the fact that the practitioners of the accuser's ideology had snuffed out no less than 100 million Human lives.)

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Friday, November 23, 2007

Another Quiz

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North
 

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
 
The South
 
The Midland
 
Philadelphia
 
North Central
 
The West
 
Boston
 
What American accent do you have?
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

So Anyway

Second day of truck driver school. Videos in the classroom.

And it looks like my attempt to googlebomb Hillary is going to be a Miserable Failure.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So Anyway

Finished the first day of truck driver school.

And Hillary is still a Miserable Failure.
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Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Reminder

Today is the anniversary of the Murder of Congressman Leo Ryan the other deaths in what became known as the Jonestown Massacre.

Of course in order to create Jonestown the Rev. Jim Jones, as a self-styled Apostolic Socialist, had to totally ignore the historic one-hundred percent failure rate of voluntary socialist communities.

There are limits to what one can do in good faith.

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And remember, Hillary is a Miserable Failure.
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Just A Reminder

A day without Socialism is like a day without starvation, slavery, and murder.

And remember, Hillary is a Miserable Failure.
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Friday, November 16, 2007

Questions of the Day

Technomad at Attack Cartoons has some questions for Hillary:

"Mrs. Clinton, what makes you think that you're qualified to be President...or a Senator, or anything other than an Alcatraz inmate?"

"Mrs. Clinton, if your husband rapes someone, will you pardon him, or will he have to pay you millions of dollars like Marc Rich did?"

"Mrs. Clinton, when you start your reign as the Antichrist, will I have to get '666' tattooed on my forehead, or on my hand?"

"Mrs. Clinton, what is the truth behind those rumors that you think of I, Claudius as a training video? And what do you mean---don't eat the figs?"

"Mrs. Clinton, if you'd had a son, do you think he'd have joined the monks at Mount Athos to make sure he'd gotten away from you, or just joined the Foreign Legion?"

"Mrs. Clinton, when you take the oath, will you really be able to put your hand on the Bible without it bursting into flames?"

And I could go on and on...*heh heh heh*

And remember, Hillary is a Miserable Failure.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Another Quiz

What military aircraft are you?

B-52 Stratofortress

You're a B-52. You are old and wise, and you absolutely love destruction. You believe in the principle of "peace through deterrence" and aren't afraid to throw your weight around.

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Announcement!

A new blog! A new age of hope and spiritual growth, et cetera... what? Oh, alright...

Mark Noonan of Blogs For Bush has begun his new blog, the Blogs For Victory.


Of this event Mark said:

Because, of course, it is a time for a change. Actually, we had thought of changing sooner, but it has been fun keeping up Blogs for Bush…the more unreasonable and out of touch the anti-Bush sentiment, the more strongly we felt our duty to continue to support the President in a very public and steadfast manner. But the Bush Administration does draw to its close - come what may, a little less than a year from now we choose his successor, and just a little more than a year from now we’ll swear in the next President of the United States.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thoughts for the Day

First thought for the day:



Helen Mirren.

Second thought for the day:

Today is the anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. This is celebrated in the United States as Veteran's Day. I'm a veteran, and I'm going to sit back and relax. Or maybe I'll go for a long drive and piss off the greenies.
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Friday, November 09, 2007

Disturbing Thought for the Day



Here's a thought that popped into my head. The basic goal of the people who produced VALKYRIE is to promote the idea that overthrowing the existing government in a time of war is a patriotic act. Regardless of the actual socio-political context.

And let's face it, most of those bozoids out on the left coast wouldn't be the slightest bit disturbed if President Bush were knocked off.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Gosh, What A Surprise!

Hillary and her entourage get a free meal, but didn't tip the waitress.

In my experience as a pizza delivery driver I've found that Leftists as rule tend to tip badly if they bother to tip at all. This really isn't a surprise to me that the poor lady would be used and abused by Her Inevitableness.

But being a self-appointed superior being means never having to treat ordinary people with the decency and respect that they have earned, let alone having to comply with the rules of social conduct that are followed by normal people in a civilized society.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Another Anniversary

On this day in 1923 Adolf Hitler and his Brownshirts attempted to seize power in Munich in an event that became known at the Beer Hall Putsch. Thus sharing with Lenin, Castro, and that Chavez jackass in Venezuela the distinction of merely being imprisoned for attempting to seize power only to succeed in obtaining power at a later date.

The lesson here is that when someone attempts to seize power by naked force they should be put to death immediately, lest they succeed in taking control of the state and subsequently run up a body count.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Anniversary



On this day in 1917, The Bolshevik faction of the Social Democratic Party under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Josef Stalin carried out the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg. This was the beginning of the seventy-four year nightmare known as Soviet Communism.

Burn in Hell, assholes!


Update at 0935:



Randall Hoven has something to say about our entirely rational fear of Communism.



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Monday, November 05, 2007

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

A comment on Michelle Malkin's site:

Whenever I see people with one of those Che shirts I just ask them if their Hitler shirt is dirty today.

- jsr

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thought for the Day



My problem with Hillary isn't the cellulite, nor is it the allegations of lesbianism, it's her attitude and her essentially totalitarian socialist ideology.

If Hillary Stalinova gets elected she is going to run up a body count. And given my history of libertarian and patriot activism I can reasonably expect to be on the hit list.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Comes from Oleg Volk.


We should also point out that criminals often hunt in packs too.
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Monday, October 29, 2007

Thought for the Day



Please continue to shine a light on the tyrannophiles.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

There comes a time when a man must chop up meat (preferably that he killed and gutted himself with a knife, spear or bow, but rifle fire or a punt gun is certainly an acceptable modern substitute) and apply it to fire, while quaffing ale and mead, insulting his foes (like that nancy-boy Mohammed chap and his boyfriends), scratching, belching and generally fuzzing the line between civilized and barbarous.

-- Crazy Einar

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SciFi Quiz






Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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You scored as SG-1 (Stargate)

You are versatile and diverse in your thinking. You have an open mind to that which seems highly unlikely and accept it with a bit of humor. Now if only aliens would stop trying to take over your body.


SG-1 (Stargate)


88%

Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


81%

Moya (Farscape)


75%

Serenity (Firefly)


75%

Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


75%

Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


75%

Enterprise D (Star Trek)


69%

FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


63%

Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


63%

Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


63%

Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


56%

Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


56%

Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


50%


Meanwhile...On The Left Coast

The Writer's Guild of America may go on strike on November 1st. This would have zero impact on me as I plan on producing the film based on the screenplay that I'm presently writing. But union goonery does have an adverse impact on other people.

For example:

About 10 years ago, AFTRA contacted me and said that if I did not pay more than $700 immediately to join the union, they would stop me from doing an acting job I'd already been hired for--and which paid only about $100. When I refused to pay, AFTRA forced the employer to fire me.

Mr Pisaturo, the victim of this appalling and unjust act goes on to say:

As philosopher Ayn Rand wrote of the mentality of those who try to get their way by force, "An Attila never thinks of creating, only of taking over." The Hollywood unions are nothing more than legalized extortion rings--that try to take over the creative production of others. Union persecution of non-union actors and writers does not stop when a strike begins. When the unions go on strike, they don't merely refuse to work; they use the threat of force to prevent others from working.

Let's just say that I'm going to avoid dealing with unions as much as possible.
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Monday, October 15, 2007

Stuff For Sale

A lot of rifle ammunition. Retails for about $3000. Make a reasonable offer.

560 rounds 7.62 x 39

4120 rounds 7.62 x 51 (.308)

2460 rounds 5.56 x 45 (.223)

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560 rounds 7.62 x 39


120 rounds Yugoslavian

220 rounds Russian hollow point

20 rounds Norinco soft point

200 rounds Norinco steel case


4120 rounds 7.62 x 51 (.308)

100 rounds Venezuelan

520 rounds Norinco (loose)

3500 rounds British


2460 rounds 5.56 x 45 (.223)

1000 rounds pro-reloads

560 rounds Malaysian

900 rounds South African

Sunday, October 14, 2007

News of the Day

Bob Denard, one of the few Frenchmen who wasn't in the habit of dropping his personal weapon has just died at the age of 78.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Thought for the Day

Dihydrogen Monoxide is an important ingredient in ice cream.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Another Thought for the Day


Buzzsawmonkey at Little Green Footballs brings us this tune:

Chthulhu loves the little children
All the little children of the world
Red or yellow, black or white
All are tasty in his sight
Chthulhu loves the little children of the world.

--Traditional


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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thought for the Day


Given the long documented tendency for the Left to take positions that are consistently contrary to reality one should wonder what's really the driving force behind their apparent madness..
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Another Thought for the Day

You cannot regain the moral high ground by digging deeper into depravity.

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Thought for the Day

Anyone who claims that you hurt their feelings is wrong, and they know it.
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Monday, October 08, 2007

Meanwhile in Wisconsin

Folks in Minnesota often make jokes about Wisconsin residents.

This is not the time for a joke.

CRANDON, Wis. - An off-duty sheriff's deputy who killed six young people fired 30 rounds of ammunition after he burst into a home where friends had gathered, investigators said Monday.

Tyler Peterson, 20, who later died after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers, had been in a relationship with one of the victims, authorities said at a news conference.

"They were in a relationship for a few years," said Police Chief John Dennee. "They had broken up and gone back and forth."

The rampage raised questions in the remote northern Wisconsin community about how Peterson could have met requirements to become a law enforcement officer. No psychological testing was performed, but he had undergone other background checks and completed all required training by the state, authorities said.

"We had no idea, obviously, that anything like this would ever occur," said Dennee. "Once we realized that he was our suspect, he was no longer a cop."

The rifle used in the shootings is the type used by the sheriff's department, but investigators had not confirmed that the rifle he used came from law enforcement.

Peterson fled the home and was later found at a residence in nearby Argonne, authorities said. In phone conversations after he fled, he identified himself as the shooter.

Killed in the rampage were six young people who were either students or graduates of Crandon High School. They were at the house to share pizza and watch movies during the school's homecoming weekend. Classes were canceled Monday, and many teens went to a local church to meet with counselors.

The victims were identified as Jordanne Murray, Katrina McCorkle, Leanna Thomas, Aaron Smith, Lindsey Stahl and Bradley Schultz. Autopsies were scheduled to be completed Monday.

Pastor Bill Farr read a statement from the deputy's family in which relatives expressed their shock and sorrow.

"Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and their friends. We are grieving for your losses. We feel a tremendous amount of guilt and shame for the acts Tyler committed," it said.

It continued: "We may never receive the answers we all seek. Like those close to Tyler we are in shock and disbelief that he would do such terrible things. This was not the Tyler we knew and loved."

But it makes perfect sense to the self-styled Progressives to disarm everyone else and leave them helpless in the face of a monopoly of armed force by the agents of the State.

More and more I have to believe that the self-styled Progressives are a menace to human life and human society.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Socialogical Data Point

From a John Weeks hobby page:

Note that the bridge is covered with graffiti. I only remember two bridges over the Mississippi River that had any graffiti, and both are located on entrance roads into the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. No commentary here, just a reporting of the facts.

I'm pretty sure there was graffiti on the old I-35W bridge before it went bye-bye.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thought for the Day

Execution is a very sincere way of saying that someone has no place in any human society.
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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Meanwhile...Across The Ocean

This makes perfect sense to a socialist:


Ten white farmers appeared in court in Zimbabwe yesterday accused of growing crops on their land — in a country where millions of people will need food aid within the next few months.

What we have here, will be a very visible textbook example of a famine that was deliberately created by a socialist state.

This won't stop the true believers from continuing to believe in socialism.

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Read This!

First Comes The Purge.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Thought for the Day


So Hillary Stalinova wants to bribe voters in order to get elected.

Of course when the Donks start to run the printing presses in order to pay for their programs the bribe will become worthless.
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What Would I Like To Do?

Make a movie based on a thirty-year old science fiction role playing game involving teen angst, patricide, illegal psychic powers, spaceships, machine guns, digital watches, and a planet full of folks who think that they speak German.

I'm up to page 60 on the script at the moment.

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Not the Thought of the Day

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thought for the Day

If President Bush had said this:

Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein's brutal rule. I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where's the alternative moral authority? Well, the alternative moral authority is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the the alternative moral authorities.

The Leftist intellectual collective would attack him for treating them like a bunch of morons and talking down to them.

But then as far as I can tell the Left are collectively a bunch of morons.
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Quote of the Day

Some people shouldn't be "airing ideas." They should be swinging in the air from gallows. Ahmadinejad is one of those people.

-- Ron Coleman


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Monday, September 24, 2007

Morons of the Day

The Minnesota Department of Health sent me a large card to remind me to get a mammogram.

Funny, I always mark my gender as "M" whenever I fill out an official form.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Morons of the Day

Part of the reason why there is not this instant democracy in Iraq is because people are still recovering from Saddam Hussein's brutal rule. I thought an interesting comment was made when somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, where's Mandela? Well, Mandela is dead, because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas. He was a brutal tyrant that divided people up and split families, and people are recovering from this. So there's a psychological recovery that is taking place. And it's hard work for them. And I understand it's hard work for them. Having said that, I'm not going the give them a pass when it comes to the central government's reconciliation efforts.

-- President George W. Bush

I'm not referring to the President, of course.

Apparently a bunch of Lefties have taken a fragment of a sentence ("Mandela is dead") and used it as an excuse to posture and pretend that they are the mentally superior beings.

President Bush used the name Mandela as a mental label for those persons who function as an alternative figure of moral or political authority. Of course totalitarians, Saddam Hussein, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, et al., cannot tolerate the existence of alternative authority figures and thus will always order the murder of such persons.

(And I don't have to mention all the times some Leftist had openly called for the killing of one or more people on the Right.)

The President exhibited cleverness in using Mandela's name as a metaphor for alternative authority figures. This is an unforgivable sin against the self proclaimed mentally superior beings on the Left.

These Lefties proceeded to mentally edit reality in order to posture and strut about as mentally superior beings. But in reality all they've done is to again demonstrate that they are still a bunch of fucking morons.

Oh, here's another example.
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thought for the Day

"Progressive" is newspeak for someone who believes in the paleolithic ideal of beating up and killing people and taking their stuff.
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Morons of the Day

Apparently someone has declared today to be "The International Day of Peace."


Apparently they haven't noticed that the path to peace for a free nation invariably goes over the dead bodies of would be conquerors and their pet quislings.

Oh... I forgot... they are the pet quislings!

May I suggest a Death to Traitors Day?
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blast From The Past

This was originally posted on a site that no longer exists except in the Internet Archive:

Daily Affirmations for your Inner Pirate
Once you've gotten in touch with your inner pirate, the job is not over. Remember to consult the Affirmations for your Inner Pirate:

Stuart Smalley's Daily Affirmations for the Inner Pirate


Monday:
"I'm going to rape and pillage today just for the heck of it because, gosh darn it, I deserve to have a good time."

Tuesday:
"I am not a fraud, a thief yes, but not a fraud."

Wednesday:
"I deserve all the loot and booty I can carry without feeling ashamed or being grandiose."

Thursday:
"I will express my feelings today. I will not hide them behind my eyepatch. My eyepatch is not a mask for my feelings, but rather a small swatch of leather that covers a hideous scar."

Friday:
"When I overtake that merchants vessel, I will not be playing those parent tapes in my head: "You wield a cutlass like a girl" . . . "Why can't you be more like Blackbeard's son?" . . . "Philosophy? What kind of major is that? It's useless!"

Saturday:
"Just because I indulge in wine and wenches does not mean I'm an alcoholic sex-addict like my father."

Sunday:
"If I must violently put down a mutiny today, it is not because I am a bad person or that I am not worthy of love; it is because my crew are a bunch of yellow-bellied, lily-livered sons-of-whores--and I am mean enough, ruthless enough, and dog gone it, people fear me."

transcribed by James R. Torrence

Arrrrrr...
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Announcement

Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Arrrrr...

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Moron of the Day



Hat tip to Dr. Ray

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Quote of the Day

"It’s more and more apparent to me every day that the average 20 year old who is serving us in Iraq knows more about national security than many of the 20 year veterans in Congress."

-- Senator Fred Thompson


Hat Tip: Blogs for Bush

Meanwhile in the Real World

News from Washington:

The federal deficit is running sharply lower than last year even though spending in August set an all-time high, the government reported Thursday.

The Treasury Department said that the deficit through the first 11 months of this budget year totaled $274.4 billion, down 9.8 percent from the same period a year ago.

In Donkspeak this would be called an increase.
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Slight of Hand

Now you see it.



Now you don't.



Google did a special logo to honor Roald Dahl, an author of children's books who was also an anti-semite.

Embarassing...
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Thought for the Day


Samantha Fox.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Just A Reminder

Here's a thousand words on the subject:



And here's another thousand words on the subject:



There are those who believe that the twin towers of the World Trade Center were not brought down by the depraved actions of the followers of a false prophet of a recycled false god.

On a certain level this should not be a surprise to us.

I think some folks feel a need to feel superior to us mere mortals, but since they are not the creative or productive kind of person they must then resort to inventing a fantasy in the place of the commonly perceived reality.

And because we mere mortals reject the fantasies of the self-appointed superior beings they must in turn reject the society of consent and attempt to create a regime of coercion with themselves in charge, and to pursue destruction in the place of real positive achievement. But to accept reality as being real would not allow these people to pretend that they are some manner of superior person.

Especially when they are doing something that is totally depraved. Therefore they need to denigrate their victims, those persons, groups, or nations who are actually rational and good.

Thus in their irrational hatred of civilization and their irrational hatred of President Bush they have denied the fact that the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 were committed by the adherents of a fundamentally evil death cult and have instead put forth the utterly bogus claim that the Bush Administration had performed the deed.

But war is not peace, freedom is not slavery, ignorance is not strength, consensual sex is not rape, and the "Truthers" -- as they call themselves -- will believe anything but truth.

The unavoidable fact of reality is that the self-styled "Truther" is not a morally or intellectually superior being, he or she is a willing accomplice to the murder of nearly three-thousand human beings.

They have chosen to become part of the problem of terrorism. To be an active hazard to human life. Or in an ancient tongue: hostis humani generis, an enemy of mankind in general.

They are now willing servants of the Enemies of Mankind, and like those they serve should also be dealt with as wolves are.
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Monday, September 10, 2007

Thought for the Day

The first day of infamy was eventually avenged with nukes. The Islamic madmen seem to be pushing for a repeat.

-- John Ray, PhD.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

So What Else Is New?

Osama Bin Laden, if that's who he really is, has once again called on us to submit to the depraved whims of a pedohile rapist, robber, and mass murderer. (a.k.a. the Big Mo'.)

What part of "eat shit, fuck off, and die" does he persist in not understanding?
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Friday, September 07, 2007

A Blast From The Past

With Hillary's conduit to Chicom money making the news again I decided to repost this little rant:

Originally posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Meanwhile...Across The Ocean

In the land of the Rising Sun:

TOKYO - Japan has the technological know-how to produce a nuclear weapon but has no immediate plans to do so, the foreign minister said Thursday, several weeks after communist North Korea carried out a nuclear test.

Foreign Minister Taro Aso, who has called for discussion of Japan's non-nuclear policy, also asserted that the pacifist constitution does not forbid possession of the bomb

Imagine for a moment that Hillary Rodham Clinton, someone who could be reasonably expected to be Beijing's bitch, were elected in 2008.

Would it be safe to assume that any democratic nation on the Pacific Rim would remain safe under a nuclear umbrella controlled by an American President whose party is known to have taken money from the masters of Communist China?

No. Of course not.

If Hillary, or any other Donk, wins the White House in 2008 we can be certain that there will very shortly be new members of the Nuclear Club.

Say hello to a nuclear armed Japan.

Say hello to a nuclear armed South Korea.

Say hello to a nuclear armed Taiwan.

Say hello to a nuclear armed Australia.

Who knows, perhaps the folks governing New Zealand may even pull their collective heads out of their collective asses on matters of national defense.

And all this will happen because all of these nations will have no other choice.

Any American citizen who is truly concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons can only follow one logical course of action. Vote Republican in 2008.

(Unless McCain gets the nomination. Who really knows what he will do?)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Mr. Welch Is Too Busy To Play RPG's

Fred 2008. He's conservative, he sounds presidential. And he's a lot less annoying than the other 20 people running.

-- Mr. Welch

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Monday, September 03, 2007

Something We Need To Remember

The Beslan School Massacre.
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Yoko Ono Joke of the Day

Today on Lifestyles of the Nomenklatura Rich and Famous:

YOKO ONO will never use an environmentally friendly car - because they are not as comfortable as her Bentley. The wife of late Beatle John Lennon has snubbed the Hybrid car - which is popular with Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo Di Caprio for its low pollution levels - in favour of travelling in luxury. She says, "Can someone make Hybrid cars as comfortable as a Bentley, please?"

What would John say?

(Hat Tip to Ed Driscoll)
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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Emergency!

I have to sell a lot of rifle ammo.

I live in the Minneapolis area.

7.62 x 51 (.308)

7.62 x 39

5.56 x 45 9.223)

and some pistol rounds.

E-mail is lesbates_traveller at yahoo dot com

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Something I Found


It starts at this site:

http://www.filmdrunk.com/post.phtml?pk=128


Since the internal link lead to a dead end I looked for the trailer on YouTube:




Sick...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Thought for the Day

The Left hates Ann Coulter for one very simple reason, she is not as the Left in general is, a brain-dead socialist drone who robotically parrots the party line ladled out by Marxists who style themselves as intellectuals.

In short, she has a brain and she uses it.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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So Anyway...

John Weeks has updated his page on the I-35W bridge.

He includes recently taken photos of the salvage operation.
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Monday, August 27, 2007

John Bergstrom Still Doesn't Play Well With Others

John Bergstrom (a.k.a. Varmint) on Christiane Amanpour:

Somehow she's become a feminist icon by travelling the world and kissing the asses of brutal misogynist dictators.

Oriana Fallaci has been dead for a year, and is still more relevant and aware of the world.

We're still not worthy...
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Quote of the Day

"Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does."

-- Charles Elmer Hires, The Inventor of Root Beer Soda

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So Anyway

I was fired by Pizza Hut on Wednesday of last week. I picked up my last paycheck from them today.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rant of the Day

Some idiot in a forum at The Agony Booth posted this:

Originally posted by Thegoon

Any personal political philosophy that defends the right of businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, or race is immoral if not completely wrong. And it's one of the reasons she isn't taken seriously over here at all.

I have responded thus:

The nick you have chosen for yourself is totally appropriate.

The fact of reality is that the holding of a job without the consent of the employer is not a right, it is a privilege, an act of legislation enacted for private benefit. In this case the privilege was enacted for the purpose of buying the votes of an distinct volitional collective and done so at the expense of those who create jobs. With the further absurd effect of making slaves of the employers.

The fact of the matter here is that it is you who is calling for the deliberate initiation of violence against innocent people who are exercising their own rational judgment while peacefully minding their own business.

The two basic modes of human interaction are consent and force. The contract versus the whip.

Instead of allowing us to deal with each other on the basis of consent, you have appointed yourself a superior being and are now calling for the punishment of those who rightfully refuse to submit to your whims.

The fact of reality is that the philosophy of Objectivism and those like myself who follow it are not evil. You are.

I didn't choose to treat other people like sub-human animals, you did.

You can choose to renounce that choice and rejoin Humanity, or you can continue to strut about like a superior being, secure in the knowledge that your victims will not lift a finger to terminate your utterly useless existence, even though you deserve it.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

These Dreams

Imagine a world where the Marxist inspired degeneration of culture and fashion never occurred.

Imagine a train slowly moving through a town carrying brightly painted state of the art German tanks.

Imagine being surrounded by a vast crowd of really nice ladies, and I really do mean proper ladies, singing and speaking, in German.

Imagine wishing that you had taken the German language course in high school.

That's the dream that caused me to oversleep by about half a hour this morning.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Some Things I'd Rather Not See Go On.

Fred Phelps and his clan are in town to protest at the funeral of a bridge collapse victim today.

Come on God. Just one lightning bolt on the asshole. Please?

(Some people wonder why I'm an atheist.)
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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Thought for the Day

Even if Hillary is beaten in 2008 I don't believe for a second that we will see the last of her. If history has taught us anything it is that those who see power over others as the central value of their lives (Lenin, Hitler, Castro, Chavez, et al.) will continue to work toward that goal until they have achieved it.

That means if we are lucky Hillary will become the Harold Stassen of the Democratic Party, doomed to perpetually run for the office of President. If we're not lucky, she'll win the office of President.

(Yes, I know it wasn't nice to compare her to Harold Stassen. But then I'd dig him up vote for him before I'd vote for Hillary.)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality,
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Still At It

Some leftie asshole put up a banner within view of the former Interstate 35W bridge that reads "REBUILD AMERICA (Not Iraq)".

I assumed it was a leftie asshole because it was in a leftie neighborhood.
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Monday, August 06, 2007

The Continuation of Life

Mr. Lileks has linked to a moral moron who has suggested that the Interstate 35W Bridge not be rebuilt.

This reject from the character list of Atlas Shrugged said:

Successful highway reclamation projects have occurred after earthquake disasters along the West Coast where highway culture as born. These have rejuvenated their downtowns by re-structuring transportation solutions made half a century ago when trucks and SUVs were impossible to have. The added real estate and benefits outweigh the new highway bridge that will "outlast the test of time" that would be built in its place. What if Minneapolis wants its land back? What if this City refuses to become a drive-through?

And what if something, like this bridge, is a value to a human being? In the view of the mentally inverted it is evil and must be destroyed. And if it is destroyed by accident then it must not be rebuilt.

There has to be a cure for mental inversion. Unfortunately, the only one that immediately comes to mind involves the use of thirty feet of rope and a convenient bri... um... other bridge.

So anyway. In my experimentation with alternate routes today I stumbled on to the local headquarters of the Libertarian Party on Raymond Avenue in St. Paul, with a big shop window sized Ron Paul for President banner. It was about a block away from the Mike Ciresi (tobacco litigation looter) for U.S. Senate headquarters on University Avenue.

The funny thing is that Paul Wellstone used to have his usual campaign headquarters on the same city block. It's now a New Age/Wicca bookstore.
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A Message From Rob Devenport

Hello,

Yes, the TML and all of TravellerCentral.com are down. I'm using an
old subscriber list to notify everyone, so if you've unsubscribed in
the last several months, I apologize for sending this to you. And if
I've missed anyone that you know of, please let them know the status.

A couple days ago, a cracker penetrated the TravellerCentral.com
server and deleted all files, possibly in retaliation for Tod stopping
an attack a month ago where someone tried to usurp the server and set
up their own rogue mail server. The recent backups are lost (and Tod
had been within a week of putting a new backup system online too).
He's going to go back to an older backup and rebuild the system (with
tightened security measures).

Since he doesn't believe the attacker overwrote files but just mucked
up the inodes, he's hopeful that much of the user data can be
recovered - it will just take a good deal of time.
The plan is to get the server and basic services (mail server) back up
as soon as practical, I think maybe within a few days, then get user's
data back if possible, which may take a few weeks.

I'll send more details as they become available, or if you have
questions, let me know. With luck you won't hear from me, but from the
list when it's up again.

And as for that cracker miscreant, I just hope they get within range
of my FGMP...

Rob Davenport
TML listmom2
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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Life Goes On, Sort of, Continued.

Mn-Dot is dismantling the traffic signals and putting up jersey barriers at the intersections on the upper part of Minnesota Highway 280 today. This bottlenecked the traffic on the I-35W detour route down to one lane.

After I checked my P.O. box in at the Downtown Post Office I found a place to park, grabbed the set of binoculars that I keep in my car, and walked down to the old Stone Arch Bridge. There was a crowd on that bridge. I couldn't see the whole of the wreckage of the 35W bridge but I could see huge patches of rust on some the structural pieces that were visible.

Why do I have the odd feeling that I'm living in a chapter of Atlas Shrugged?
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Saturday, August 04, 2007

And Now...A Link!

For my fellow Lizards I'm posting a link to my flickr page.
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Life Goes On, Sort of.

There is a big box strip mall, The Quarry Center, just off of the closed section of I 35W where I do a lot of grocery shopping. The grocery store didn't appear to be effected by the closure but parking lots in front of the other stores were very close to being empty.

Seriously.

Before Wednesday I would drive around the perimeter of the main parking lot in order to avoid the clogged lane right in front of the retail buildings to get to the Rainbow Foods grocery store. On Thursday I just followed the lane in front. It was that dead there.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Friday, August 03, 2007

I just posted this comment over at the Rott:

There has been for the last three decades an effort by the local members of the DFL (Donk) Party to build a rail-based mass-transit system. Part of this effort involved the practice of deliberately underfunding the construction of maintenance of local highways to give the appearance of legitimate necessity to their rail scheme.

This simply reaffirms in my mind my belief that the word “democrat” is now a synonym for murderer.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Bad News

The bridge that carries Interstate Highway 35-W over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis has collapsed into the river.

Until Mn-DOT had started work to refurbish the bridge it was part of the route that I took to and from the Pizza Hut where I work.
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Update on Thursday Morning:

L.A. Sunsett has something to say on this.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Quotes of the Day

But people say, no, Che Guevara was actually a Trotskyite. But what's the difference? The only difference between a Trotskyite and a Stalinist is that Trotsky wanted to spread Stalinism all over the world. Big deal. Okay, Castro wanted to keep Stalinism in Cuba while Che Guevara wanted to spread that curse all over the world.

-- Humberto Fontova

And...

For now, I find being an independent more fun ... The partisanship in this place is out of control. As an independent I’ve got the opportunity to speak out against that.

-- Senator Joe Lieberman

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Monday, July 30, 2007

Arrrgh!

For some reason my Traveller blog has been mistakenly identified as a spam blog by some robot.

Yes, I'm whining about it.

So for now I'm going to post the article that I wanted to post on the Traveller blog here:


UMCS VALLEY FORGE

Yes, I've seen the film SILENT RUNNING... No, we don't allow lunatic greenies aboard our ships.

-- Commodore John Weymouth, Commander of Valley Forge Task Force.

Although the Poor Richard class escort carrier could do a fairly good job of supporting their big sisters, the Victorious class light fleet carriers, they still had the tactical disadvantage of being two-gee ships in an otherwise four-gee fleet. The Navy Department decided to replace the Poor Richard with a vessel that could carry the same fighter-group and accelerate at four gees in a thousand displacement-ton hull. Thus was born the Valley Forge class support carrier.

A dispute arose within the Navy Department and the Confederation Senate over the number of Valley Forge support carriers (which some wags referred to as an ultra-light carrier) that were to be built. Four or six? A compromise was eventually reached where the navy would build eight support carriers.

Part of the reason for building eight support carriers was the reorganization of the Main Force or Battle fleets.

The Main Force of the Ursa Major Confederation Navy was originally divided into three battle fleets: The Coreward Fleet based at Eos; The Central Fleet based at Galtswelt; And the Rimward Fleet based at Freya. Each battle fleet was originally centered on a Victorious class light fleet carrier and its group of escorts.

Under the reorganization, the Rimward Fleet at Freya which was closest to the most likely potential belligerent, the Auroran Empire, would have two Victorious class and two Valley Forge class carriers. The Coreward Fleet at Eos, facing the potentially hostile Republic of New Texas, would get one Victorious class and two Valley Forge class carriers. The Central Fleet at Galtswelt would receive the four remaining Valley Forge class carriers. The old Poor Richard class escort carriers would be independently based, one at Freya, two at Galtswelt, and one at Eos, in support of convoy escort or Marine landing forces as required.

Valley Forge-Class Support Carrier

Ship: Valley Forge
Class: Valley Forge
Type: Support Carrier
Architect: UMCN Bureau of Ships
Tech Level: 11

USP
CVS-A7244E2-050000-30000-0 MCr 717.593 1 KTons
Bat Bear 4 2 Crew: 60
Bat 4 2 TL: 11

Cargo: 28, Fuel: 270, EP: 40, Agility: 3
Craft: 1 x 50T Modular Cutter, 1 x 30T Fuel Module, 8 x 15T Kurnass Fighter-Interceptor, 12 x 6T Dagger Attack Fighter
Fuel Treatment: On Board Fuel Purification
Architects Fee: MCr 6.856 Cost in Quantity: MCr 580.474

Detailed Description

HULL: 1,000 tons standard, 14,000 cubic meters, Dispersed Structure Configuration
CREW: Pilot, Navigator, 8 Engineers, Medic, 6 Gunners, 29 Flight Crew, 14 Other Crew
ENGINEERING: Jump-2, 4G Manuever, Power plant-4, 40 EP, Agility 3
AVIONICS: Bridge, Model/5fib Computer
ARMAMENT: 2 Triple Beam Laser Turrets organised into 2 Batteries (Factor-3)
DEFENCES: 8 Triple Sandcaster Turrets organised into 4 Batteries (Factor-5)
CRAFT: 50 ton Modular Cutter (Crew of 1, Cost of MCr 30), 30 ton Fuel Module (Cost of MCr 2), 8 x 15 ton Kurnass Fighter-Interceptors (Crew of 2, Sold Separately), 12 x 6 ton Dagger Attack Fighters (Crew of 1, Sold Separately)
FUEL: 270 Tons Fuel (2 parsecs jump and 28 days endurance, plus 30 tons of additional fuel), No Fuel Scoops, On Board Fuel Purification Plant
MISCELLANEOUS: 30 Staterooms, 28 Tons Cargo
COST: MCr 692.448 Singly (incl. Architects fees of MCr 6.856), MCr 548.474 in Quantity, plus MCr 32.000 of Carried Support Craft
CONSTRUCTION TIME: 120 Weeks Singly, 96 Weeks in Quantity

COMMENTS: The Valley Forge class support carrier (sometimes called an ultra-light carrier) was constructed to replace the Poor Richard class escort carrier in the role of supporting main fleet operations. There is additional accomodation for a task force commander and 13 support staff

A total of eight units were constructed. Valley Forge, Ticonderoga, Cowpens, and Bunker Hill were built at Galtswelt. Waterloo, Blenheim, Salamanca, and Agincourt were built at Freya.
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thought for the Day

I really don't have a problem with older women and cleavage, I just have a problem with self-appointed political deities like Hillary. And no, I won't show that photo of Hillary.

I'll show someone else instead.



And I'm still waiting for the bright and shiny future.
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Think Of It As Idiocy In Action

Some politicians are being stupid:

A backlash quickly emerged after the Telluride Town Council adopted a resolution last week calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

"It’s huge, unbelievable,” said Telluride Mayor John Pryor. “Ski groups are canceling for the winter. Hundreds of people are bailing. The (town) Web site is flooded with people saying they’re canceling their vacations here.”

Or to put it another way, it never pays to piss off the people who pay your bills.

HT to Tim Blair
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Quote of the Day

There’s nothing like living under actual socialism to drive up support for capitalism.

-- Carroll Andrew Morse

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Thought for the Day

Most Lefties couldn't identify the broad side of a barn even if they were standing in plain view of it.

Not yet... right?


Many years ago when I was working in contract security a woman asked me where the main post office was in downtown Minneapolis. I pointed directly to the immense limestone building with the words UNITED STATES POST OFFICE in enormous letters chiseled in stone about a block away at the end of the street.

She said she couldn't see it.

I'm not kidding.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So Anyway...



Some people wonder why I'm an atheist.

Really.

There's this fellow who maintains an archive of bad album covers.

Go there at your own risk.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Quotes of the Day


Mikhail Kalashnikov and Eugene Stoner.

"I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence."

-- Mikhail Kalashnikov

"Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer... I always wanted to construct agriculture machinery."

-- Ibid.

"During the Vietnam war, American Soldiers would throw away their M-16s to grab AK-47s and bullets for it from dead Vietnamese soldiers, I hear American Soldiers in Iraq use it quite often."

-- Ibid.



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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

OH NO!

Not Lileks!

A collection of photoshopped images has appeared on Hugh Hewitt's townhall site; including this one:



My heart has to bleed for him.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

A Message...

I have a message for all those who believe in anthropogenic global warming:

WE LIVE IN A DYNAMIC UNIVERSE! GET OVER IT!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled (nonstatic) reality.
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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Meanwhile in the Blogosphere

Rachel Lucas is having fun with a meme, let's look at the revised questions (My answers in italics):


I threatened to make the questions on that meme more interesting, at least to myself. I'd much rather learn about people's flaws, dirty secrets, and psychological problems than their favorite stupid color or what stupid kind of ice cream they like, wouldn't you? Here:

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? WHAT INSULTING NICKNAMES WERE YOU CALLED IN CHILDHOOD?

I decline to answer that question.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? WHEN YOU CRY, DO YOU LOOK UGLY, OR DOES IT GIVE YOU A BEAUTIFUL SAD GLOW?

How should I know?

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? ARE YOU FORGETTING HOW TO WRITE BECAUSE YOU SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON THE COMPUTER?

Yes.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? DO YOU THINK VEGETARIANS ARE INSANE? (BECAUSE THEY ARE.)

Yes.

DO YOU HAVE KIDS? DO YOU LIKE KIDS? IF SO, WHY? WHY, IN THE NAME OF GOD?

No.

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? IF YOU WERE A DOG, WOULD YOU LICK YOURSELF JUST BECAUSE YOU COULD? DON'T TRY TO DENY IT.

How kharmically fucked up do I have to be in order to come back as a dog?

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? ARE YOU AS FRIGHTENED OF CLOWNS AS YOU SHOULD BE IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU?

No.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? IF YOU COULD BE EITHER VERY BEAUTIFUL OR VERY SMART, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?

Smart is beautiful.

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? HOW MUCH MONEY WOULD YOU REQUIRE TO HAVE INTIMATE RELATIONS WITH MICHAEL MOORE OR ROSIE O'DONNELL (DEPENDING ON YOUR SEXUAL PREFERENCE BUT DOES THAT REALLY MATTER WITH THESE TWO)?

I would eat a gun before I do either of them.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CUSS WORD?

Bloody.

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? IF YOU'RE A MAN, HAVE YOU EVER CAUGHT YOUR JUNK IN YOUR ZIPPER? HOW BAD DID IT HURT? IF YOU'RE A WOMAN, HOW GLAD ARE YOU THAT YOU'RE NOT A MAN?

Yes. I won't describe it.

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? DO YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO GROW OLD OR DIE TRAGICALLY YOUNG?

I once said that in ten years I would either be dead or in charge of the all-night firing squad. That was about twenty years ago.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? DESCRIBE YOUR MOST RECENT NIGHTMARE.

I'm standing in a wheat field watching Minuteman ICBM's climb into the sky.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? DO YOU WISH THAT, INSTEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATES, THEY INSTEAD HAD TO BOX EACH OTHER, BECAUSE THEN THERE'D NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER DEMOCRAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

I'd favor a duel with pistols.

RED OR PINK? ABBA: THE BLONDE OR THE BRUNETTE?

Frida.

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? WHAT DISEASE DO YOU MOST FEAR CONTRACTING?

Socialist Cooties.

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? WHO DO YOU MISS THE LEAST?

Why should I try to remember who I don't miss?

WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? ON A SCALE OF 1-10, HOW MUCH DO YOU HATE SHOPPING FOR NEW CLOTHES (10 BEING SO MUCH YOU'D RATHER CLEAN THE CAT BOX WITH YOUR BARE HANDS).

Five. I usually spend more on books than I do on clothes.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE BEFORE THE LAST TIME YOU THREW UP?

Stuff from the Old Country Buffet.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? NAME FIVE "CLASSIC" POPULAR SONGS YOU HOPE YOU NEVER HEAR AGAIN AS LONG AS YOU LIVE.

I'd rather not. In general its anything in the whiny commie-prop mode from the late sixties and early seventies.

IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? IF YOU WERE A DOG, WHICH BREED WOULD YOU BE?

Again, how kharmically fucked up do I have to be in order to come back as a dog?

FAVORITE SMELLS? FAVORITE BODILY FUNCTION? (COUGH, SNEEZE, BELCH, POOP, FART, YAWN, ETC)

Why?

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU HAD A HUGE FIGHT WITH, WHAT WAS THE FIGHT ABOUT, AND WHO WON?

Ex-landlady, a barking moonbat troofer. Victory in such arguments is not possible.

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? AS WE ALL KNOW, PRO FOOTBALL IS THE ONLY SPORT WORTH CARING ABOUT. IN LIGHT OF THAT FACT, WHO IS THE BEST NFL QUARTERBACK OF THE LAST 10 YEARS? BEST RUNNING BACK? BEST WIDE RECEIVER? BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER? BIGGEST PRIMA DONNA? WHINIEST BITCH?

Who cares? I haven't watched a football game since the Vikings lost the Super Bowl for the fourth time.


HAIR COLOR? BALD MEN ARE VERY SEXY. DISCUSS.

I'm bald.

EYE COLOR? THE INVENTION OF THE PILL IS A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO BELIEVE IN GOD. DISCUSS.

Being in control of all aspects of your life is nice...

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? DO YOU HAVE PERFECT VISION? IF SO, RACHEL LUCAS ENVIES YOU WITH THE FIRE OF A THOUSAND GALAXIES.

No.

FAVORITE FOOD? FOOD YOU FIND SO REPUGNANT THAT YOU SIMPLY CANNOT BELIEVE OTHER PEOPLE PUT IT IN THEIR MOUTHS?

Green Beans.

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? WHEN YOU GO TO THE MOVIES AND THE JERK BEHIND YOU KICKS YOUR SEAT CONSTANTLY, DO YOU IGNORE/MOVE OR DO YOU CHALLENGE THEM TO FISTICUFFS?

I move.

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED THAT MADE YOU GET ON YOUR KNEES AFTERWARDS AND BEG GOD TO GIVE YOU THE LAST TWO HOURS OF YOUR LIFE BACK?

Iron Eagle II.

WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? DO YOU EVER PUT CLOTHES ON YOUR PETS?

I have no pets.

SUMMER OR WINTER? BEER, WINE, OR LIQUOR?

Diet Cola.

HUGS OR KISSES? FALL ASLEEP OR CUDDLE?

I decline to answer that question.

FAVORITE DESSERT? FAVORITE FOOD THAT YOU KNOW WILL KILL YOU EVENTUALLY BUT YOU DON'T CARE BECAUSE IT IS JUST SO FREAKING DELICIOUS?

Chocolate marshmallow ice cream.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SO DISGUSTED BY A BOOK'S ENDING THAT YOU VIOLENTLY DESTROYED THE BOOK?

No. But I did literally throw my copy of MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA by S.M. Stirling across the room at about page 17.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? DO YOU HAVE P0RN ON YOUR COMPUTER? DON'T LIE.

Yes.

WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? TRUE OR FALSE: "REALITY" T.V. IS THE BEST REASON FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD TO HATE AMERICA.

I'm supposed to care about some dumbfuck who can't use a channel selector?

FAVORITE SOUND? FAVORITE DRUNKEN SLATTERN: PARIS, LINDSEY, OR BRITNEY?

I'm supposed to give a fuck?

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? MOST DESERVING OF CHUCK-NORRIS-STYLE ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE THROAT: AL GORE OR JESSE JACKSON?

The Goracle. Think in terms of effects.

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? WHAT HAPPENED THE FIRST TIME YOU GOT DRUNK? 'FESS UP.

I was at home, I went to bed.

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? IF YOU COULD HAVE MAD SKILLZ IN DANCING OR IN SINGING, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WOULD IT BE FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL SATISFACTION OR TO IMPRESS OTHER PEOPLE AND POSSIBLY GET SOME ACTION?

I sing, and no one is impressed with it.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN? IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WOULD YOU USE IT FOR GOOD OR EVIL?

To cause death at a thought. Since I would freely use this power on socialists, islamists, and other such trash it would have to be for good.

WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? IF YOU NEVER SEE ANOTHER Q&A MEME AGAIN, WILL IT BE TOO SOON?

Yes.

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