Saturday, December 27, 2008

Motivation for the Day



The late General Loan was the first thing to come to mind when I saw this.
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Two Items

First: The right front tire on my car has gone flat.

Second: The asshole who betrayed President Nixon and subsequently empowered the commie-peacefreak faction in Congress, thus allowing them to sell South Vietnam and Cambodia to the Reds, has achieved room temperature.

My previous comments on this piece of excrement are here and here.

Burn in Hell motherf***er.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

John Bergstrom Still Doesn't Play Well With Others



(Here's the link)

I've got two words for the UAW: Chapter Eleven.

Seriously. Union members "working" for the Big Three get at least double the wages of other people (actually) working in the same position in a non-union company.

And the reason I cast aspersions upon the work ethic of UAW members is that many of these so-called workers don't actually do any work but they still collect full pay and benefits. This practice effectively adds about two thousand dollars to the price of every automobile offered for sale by the Big Three.

Our socialist overlords are rushing into a bailout of the Big Three because it is in fact a bailout of the UAW. Ayn Rand used to call this phenomena Pull Politics and the practitioners the Aristocracy of Pull.

And as with every other aristocratic set-up its the peasants like us who are compelled to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of those who deem themselves (because no one else will) better than us mere mortals.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Update 0530 18dec08:

Just because someone else is holding the gun doesn't change the fact that someone is engaged in the act of robbery.
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So Anyway

The doors on my car are frozen shut.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Correspondence

I just received a letter from the Transportation Security Administration:

Dear Mr. BATES:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has reviewed your application to obtain or renew your hazardous materials endorsement (HME) pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 152. You currently meet the requirements to hold an HME.

Accordingly, this letter serves as a Determination of No Security Threat under 49. C.F.R. | 1572.15(d)(1). TSA will notify the state that you may obtain or renew your HME.

So some of the fun stuff I did in the nineties doesn't count.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Weirdness for Today

There exists a recording of a Mexican mariachi band performing a cover of "Heart of Glass". Since I don't understand Spanish I can't really say that it is a cover of "Heart of Glass". It just sounded like what "Heart of Glass" would sound like if it were covered by a Mexican mariachi band.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thought for the Day

Anyone who believes that there is no difference between Right and Wrong is wrong.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Think Of It As Idiocy In Action

The Associated Press reports:

CHICAGO – Federal authorities arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday on charges that he brazenly conspired to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder.

Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in the sale of Wrigley Field, according to a federal criminal complaint. In return for state assistance, Blagojevich allegedly wanted members of the paper's editorial board who had been critical of him fired.

A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

If there is one thing I despise more than an Illinois Nazi its an Illinois Democrat.

The affidavit said Blagojevich also discussed getting a substantial salary for himself at a nonprofit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions.

It said Blagojevich also talked about getting his wife placed on corporate boards where she might get $150,000 a year in director's fees.

He also allegedly discussed getting campaign funds for himself or possibly a post in the president's cabinet or an ambassadorship once he left the governor's office. He noted becoming a U.S. senator might remake his image for a possible presidential run in 2016, according to the affidavit. And he allegedly said a Senate seat would also provide him with corporate contacts if he needed a job and present an opportunity for his wife to work as a lobbyist.

"I want to make money," the affidavit quotes him as saying in one conversation.

This only confirms my thesis that Leftists in general are basically parasites.

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement that "the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering."

"They allege that Blagojevich put a for sale sign on the naming of a United States senator," Fitzgerald said."

Among those being considered for the post include U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Jesse Jackson Jr.

Blagojevich also was charged with using his authority as governor in an attempt to squeeze out campaign contributions.

His chief of staff, John Harris, also was arrested.

Corruption in the Blagojevich administration has been the focus of a federal investigation involving an alleged $7 million scheme aimed at squeezing kickbacks out of companies seeking business from the state. Federal prosecutors have acknowledged they're also investigating "serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud" under Blagojevich.

Political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko who raised money for the campaigns of both Blagojevich and Obama is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of fraud and other charges. Blagojevich's chief fundraiser, Christopher G. Kelly, is due to stand trial early next year on charges of obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

According to Tuesday's complaint, Blagojevich schemed with Rezko, millionaire-fundraiser turned federal witness Stuart Levine and others to get financial benefits for himself and his campaign committee.

Federal prosecutors said Blagojevich and the chairman of his campaign committee have been speeding up corrupt fundraising activities in the last month to get as much money as possible before the end of the year when a new law would curtail his ability to raise contributions from companies with state contracts worth more than $50,000.

According to the affidavit, agents learned Blagojevich was seeking $2.5 million in campaign contributions by the end of the year, with a large part allegedly to come from companies and individuals who have gotten state contracts or appointments.

I and two of my half-brothers were born in Illinois. The family then moved to Minnesota. Definitely a good move.

Blagojevich took the chief executive's office in 2003 as a reformer promising to clean up former Gov. George Ryan's mess.

Which gives us a clear answer to the question of how good the word of a Democrat is.

Do I realy need to say it?
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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Anniversary




On this day in 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy did something that was really stupid.

The Imperial government apparently failed their premise check before embarking on a war with the United States.
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Saturday, December 06, 2008

History Lesson

What most people don’t realize is that The Matrix is really a remake of the 1969 East German film Wirklichkeit ist eine Illusion, also lassen Sie uns sprechen Rätsel, Eintragfaden-Polizei und Tanzkampf (”Reality is an Illusion, so Let Us Speak Riddles, Shoot Police and Dancefight”). This film was made in response to the large number of philosophically obscure European films released in 1968 and the East German communists didn’t want to be left in the dust by their Western opposite numbers (It’s the RED pill for a reason).

Unfortunately the East German censors were either not “read in” on the project or they didn’t care and they refused to approve of its release and the film was placed into storage until the fall of the East German communist government in 1989. After a very short limited release a number of VHS copies of the film made it to Los Angeles and the rest is history.

(Yes, I’m kidding.)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Thought for the Day

The alternative to civilized political discourse is political violence.

Link and Link.
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Monday, December 01, 2008

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Um...

See what we learned today Mr. Scruffy? Solve a man's problems with violence, help him for a day. Teach a man to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime!

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Um...Okay...

Outrider at Little Green Footballs wrote:

Not that this tale has much to do with anything------

Back in the mid 80s our unit deployed to REFORGER from Ft Hood, TX to Northern Germany. The section NCOIC brought a stuffed toy duck along as a joke. Shortly after arrival the duck disappeared. But for the next three months while we were there we kept getting these communiques and photos of the duck. The photos usually involved the duck being blindfolded and bound with a gun pointed at its head. I think the "kidnappers" were the Peoples Liberation Army of something or other. But, these photos had backgrounds of scenery all over Europe. It kept people amused for the three months though.

It was finally returned as we were turning the vehicles back in prior to redeployment, when someone noticed the duck was tied spread-eagled to the grill of a five ton truck. Happy ending.


We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Suggestion

In response to a comment by Zombie on Little Green Footballs I wrote:

If I recall correctly the Allies only hanged one propagandist at Nuremberg.

Obviously the willing collaborators in the Mainstream Media didn't get the message or they believe that the message does not apply to them.

Should our present internal political situation devolve into an open civil war, I would suggest doing a proper Roman style decimation of the willing propagandists in the MSM. That is, hang every tenth anti-human hack.


This is only a suggestion.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

A Scene From The Job Hunt

I just returned home from an informational meeting where the recruiter for the Minnesota Department of Transportation told everyone present that the state government of Minnesota is the largest employer in the state.

She said it as if it was a good thing.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thought for the Day



I miss a lot of things about the Seventies, except for bumpers, paint colors, disco, and Jimmy Carter.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thought for the Day

I feel happier when I'm working than when I'm sitting at home.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thought for the Day

H. Beam Piper once wrote that political revolutions occur in a nation because the ruling class becomes discredited.

The Republican Party has to a large degree discredited itself by their continued insistence on practicing politics as usual and their continued practice of making deals with the other side.

Now that the other side is fully in charge in Washington we are about to receive a hard lesson on political incompetence. And contrary to what Azimov once wrote, violence will be the first thing that our rulers resort to.

I still remember Waco.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Thought for the Day

Other "normal" cultures celebrate the so-called nobility, the local bunch of polished up thugs. Islam celebrates their false prophet, a pedophile rapist, robber, and murderer.

Americans celebrate actual working people*.



What are your questions on this block of instruction?


* Official Soviet culture made a show of celebrating the workers as a collective. But even this aspect of Soviet culture was a fraud as the rulers, the Nomenklatura, held the working class in utter contempt.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thought for the Day

"Most Russians Urban-Americans don't care whether they are ruled by fascists or communists or even Martians as long as they can buy six kinds of sausage lettuce in the store and lots of cheap vodka overpriced gourmet coffee."

-- General Alexander Lebed The Other Les.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

Monday, November 10, 2008

In Other News

The Big ZERO gets to see the Oval Office for the first time today.

Imagine a soft-spoken tour guide in a nice cardigan sweater.

"This is the Hot Line to the Russians. Can you say 'Hot Line'?"

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Blast From The Past

Oh... Here's something I just dug up from some old files:

The effectiveness of totalitarian gun control as described by the commander of the 106th Guards Airborne Division of the Soviet Army. One of the units sent to suppress an anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan. As told to Carey Schofield, author of "The Russian Elite: Inside SPETSNAZ And The Airborne Forces."

"We landed by night, and some of our aircraft came under attack as we did so. One carrying personnel from Tula landed with twenty-two holes in the fuselage. The people thronging around the airfield were armed with sub-machine guns, knives and clubs. I went over to the crowd and said, 'Look! The Army is not a cat to be swung around in the air. Clear the road!' The KPP (Control and Command Post) of the airfield was blocked with KRAZ and KAMAZ trucks loaded with boulders. People started shouting that we wouldn't get through. While I was talking to the crowds my sappers were cutting the wire fence about 200 meters to the left and right of the KPP. I gave the crowds five minutes to think things over. They began jeering and laughing. Within five minutes two companies from my Ryazan regiment had crossed through the holes in the wire. The whole crowd was ordered to lie face down. We kept them there all night, to let them think things over. When we told them to clear off, the next morning, nobody wanted to admit that he had come armed. They all just left their weapons behind. So I said, 'okay, let's just say we found them'."

If gun control doesn't keep firearms out of the hands of criminals (genocidal criminals at that) in Soviet Russia, it is not going to do so in Soviet America.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Quote of the Day

From the comments on Robert Bidinotto's blog:

Around 1967 at the University of Chicago, I was talking to one of the radical guys in my dormitory. He argued that only a radical change in government would bring about a better society. I disagreed.

He said that his movement would become stronger, and eventually I would agree with him. I asked, what if I didn't agree with him, even later? He flashed anger and told me that if I didn't agree on my own, he would make me agree. I saw that as the end of the discussion.

-- Andrew Garland

Congratulations Obama voters! You narcissistic assholes have sold an entire nation into bondage so you can feel good about yourselves. On what grounds do you dare call yourselves Human?

That is all.
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Friday, November 07, 2008

Thought for the Day

The Media in the context of a political contest has a function similar to that of a witness in a criminal trial. By committing perjury the witness prevents the jury from issuing a correctly informed verdict. The results of which are wrong, such as the conviction of an innocent individual, and could be disastrous, like the acquittal of a murderous psychopath. Thus the act of perjury must be treated as a punishable crime.

Similarly, when the Media misinforms the electorate the result can be disastrous. Such as the election on an individual who is philosophically and experientially unfit to hold the office.

But we're not supposed to hold reporters and publishers responsible for those destructive actions.

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Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d'etat in Saint Petersburg. The beginning of the nightmare known to us as the Soviet Union.

Some people insist on not learning.
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Monday, November 03, 2008

A Reminder



Let's talk about Socialism.

We must understand that Socialism is essentially a Master/Slave ideology. If you pardon me for quoting the First Trustifarian, "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs." And for the socialists, as with the antebellum slaveholders, the needs of the masters will always be much greater than the needs of the slaves.

The socialist master class, both here in the United States and abroad, basically see themselves being dispossessed of what according to their ideology is rightfully theirs. Control of their slaves and the products of slave labor. What should not be a surprise to us is that the response of the socialist master class and their supporters is in many ways similar to the actions of the antebellum slaveholder class and their supporters.

Those who reject the chains of the Left are subjected to public ridicule and slander by the self-styled intellectuals and subject to physical violence by the goon squad, with the ski-mask replacing the white sheet as the attire of choice.

If you will pardon me for the use of shocking language, to the master class of the Left, we who reject the chains of Socialism are (regardless of our actual race) no better than a bunch of "Uppity Niggers." It should be no surprise to us that they are treating us as such.

If we want to go on the ideological offensive (Or is it the Counter-Offensive?) we should simply point out the fact that the socialist economic structure is based on SLAVE LABOR.

If you will pardon me for repeating this, "from each according to his ability -- to each according to his need." Is the literal description of a slave labor economic system.

It is invariably the full socialist states such as the Soviet Union, the Third Reich, and the various People's Republics of Whatever that build and depend on full-service slave labor camps to create the goods that they need to survive.

It is the socialist parties in the otherwise Capitalist nations of the West that act as if wealth, the product of everyone's thought and labor, belong not to the individual who created it, but to some manifestation of the collective (Der Volk, the World Proletariat, etc.) as a whole, and thus act as if a robbery has occurred when the true creators of wealth are allowed to keep some of it.

(Gosh, wow, I do tend to get a bit long winded sometimes.)

The socialist is for the most part someone who declines to live the essentially rational and productive life that is proper to Man, and instead goes to great lengths (including the total disconnect from reality) to cook up excuses to grab the wealth created by others. As if the goods and services created by others were something naturally found in nature.

Instead of living as rational men, socialists choose instead to exist as less than rational animals.

Perhaps we should start treating them as such.

Let's start by voting them out of office and go on from there.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Thought for the Day

Of course The Big ZERO (Die Grosse NULL) is going to have a problem with selfishness.

It's not just an issue of tax policy. Before one can say, "this is wrong, I won't do it", one has to say "I".

Conscience is the expression of the ego in the moral realm. To make a moral judgment and to act on it are basically selfish acts. It is the self that sees through its own eyes and acts on its own knowledge of right and wrong.

Or to put it another way, you can't really be selfish if you can't live with yourself.

Rational Selfishness as Ayn Rand tried to define and advocate was limited to acts which benefited one's self but caused no affirmative harm or inflicted a cost on another person.

Narcissism on the other hand, especially in the political realm, is not concerned with the injuries and burdens inflicted on other people. In fact, the more destructive the consequences of obedience to those who obey the narcissist, the better. Human sacrifice with beating hearts cut out and victims flayed alive, that's great. Millions worked to death in slave labor camps in Siberia, that's better. As far as the narcissist is concerned.

Let me put it this way: In order for me to say, "I, Leslie Bates, do solemnly swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America..." I have to say "I". That was my ego speaking when I swore that oath.

I don't know what else to say on this subject.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Demotivator of the Day



No guys.

You really aren't superior beings.

It's one thing to mock the sillier manifestation of the American politician (HAROLD STASSEN!) but the constant expression of hatred for the adults who can actually govern is getting sickening.

It's no wonder the Rocky Horror phenomena is dying. You've taken the fun out of it. Some of you have turned it into the Two Hour Hate.

I think I'll skip the last show at the Mounds Theater.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

In Other News

Oleg Volk's father Ted is running for a city council seat in Edina, Minnesota.

Unfortunately I live in Northeast Minneapolis.
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Demotivator of the Day



This display of political hatred is brought to us by some Leftist piece of shit in West Hollywood, California.

We mock and prosecute Klansmen for their stupid and destructive behavior. But the fact of the matter is that Klansmen act the way they do because they believe that they are superior beings destined to rule over those they have deemed to be inferiors.

Guess who else believe themselves to be superior beings?

The Left.

Who else preached hatred and murder of inferiors?

The Left.

One would be hard pressed to find a greater example of homicidal hatred (other than the NSDAP) preached and commanded at the political level than Lenin screaming for the mass murder of the Kulaks. Which is to say the extermination of those who refused to obey him and worship him as their God and Savior in the place of Jesus Christ.

As stupid and destructive as the Klan was they could not in a million years match the insanity and deadliness of The Left in absolute power. The Klan simply could not lynch enough Africans to match the 100 million person worldwide bodycount that Leftist regimes have run up since November of 1917.

But if Lefties in America want to behave like Klansmen then let's start treating them like Klansmen.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

(Hat Tip to Dirty Harry)

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thought for the Day

A totalitarian is a totalitarian.

It doesn't matter if the bullet in your head was placed there by a National Socialist, a Soviet Communist, or (if the election goes really wrong here) an Obamatologist. What does matter is that you are the victim of someone who truly believed that you and other people existed to serve as tools and materials for the construction of their ideological fantasy and who also believed that those who do not submit are trash to be disposed of.

Every member of the founding leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was once in the custody of the Russian Police for their revolutionary activities. They should have been put to death, but were instead imprisoned and eventually released. Adolf Hitler was arrested and tried for his attempt to overthrow the State Government of Bavaria by force. He should have been hanged for treason, but was instead imprisoned and released.

Tens of millions of people died because persons in positions of authority did not recognize the danger that these violent revolutionaries represented and failed to exercise the full powers available to them to prevent the great massacres of the Twentieth Century.

Only you can stop Barack Obama and his followers from murdering millions.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dream, Dream Away...

During the brief period in which I managed to get any sleep I had a weird dream.

It was kind of a stream of consciousness movie that could be titled JAY AND SILENT BOB GO TO GUATEMALA. But in this film I'm in the role of Silent Bob and I'm constantly yelling at Jay to stop messing with things, get away from potentially dangerous things like a massive steam locomotive (i could actually feel the heat radiating from it), and to stop bothering those soldiers.

It would be more accurate to call it JAY AND LOUD LES GO TO GUATEMALA.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Quote of the Day

"The people need to hear the sound of gunfire in order to restore discipline."

-- Kim Il Sung

Sure Kim, whatever you say.

There's also supposed to be a big announcement today. Dear Leader Kim will probably declare that he has invented the cheeseburger. I wouldn't put it past him.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

Dr. Sanity writes:

Even more compelling for me is the fact that Obama's associations show a distinct pattern of intimately consorting with and sucking up to the scum of the earth. 'That guy' seems to have hung out with wide range of terrorists, radicals, sleazeballs and criminals. He has variously called them "friends", "mentors" and "benefactors" because they all helped him to become what he is today.

The fact of the matter is that The Big ZERO has a series of long and close personal and professional relationships with persons who can be reasonably described as "Enemies of the Republic" and "Enemies of Human Kind." The Big ZERO is simply unfit to hold any form or level of public office. Reaching this conclusion should be a no-brainer. And anyone who hasn't reached that conclusion has no brains.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Thought for the Day

To deny free will is to deny personal responsibility for one's own actions. And in an age when one can kill more people with the stroke of a pen than with a lifetime's use of a personal weapon that is a pretty useful excuse.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

So Anyway

Got up too early after too little sleep and did 8.5 hours of dish washing in a pancake restaurant in Eden Prairie, MN. The manager wanted me to come back tomorrow but I'm taking Sunday off.

Monty Python's Restaurant Sketch often came to mind today.



What also came to mind was a line that I want to use in something someday:

"Politicians are primarily concerned about three things, getting elected, getting reelected, and getting laid."


So what are your questions about this block of instruction?
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Monday, October 06, 2008

Thought for the Day

The point of the First Amendment was to protect the right of the people, including what we now call the Media, to speak and publish the truth, no matter how unpleasant it may be to those in (or wishing to be in) government.

The problem is not only is this right being openly abused but any attempt to deal with this abuse would only create a power that will with absolute certainty be abused by the other party should it regain power over us.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Thought for the Day

Some people wonder why the advocates of Communism couldn't move to a country ruled by an actual Communist regime.

They won't do that because they would just be another drone in the Communist hive. What they want is to be the rulers of their own Communist state.

They want to be G-d on Earth.

They see us mere mortals as either tools or livestock that they can use for their own ends, or as defective animals that must be destroyed, or trash to be disposed of.

Such people cannot be reasoned or negotiated with. They can only be isolated, driven off, or destroyed.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

John Bergstrom Still Doesn't Play Well With Others

Behold the Obamajugend!



John says:

I can't help but expect that there's some woman just off camera, slowly stirring poison into a bowl of Kool-Aid.


It could be worse. A lot worse.
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thoughts for the Day

First:

If the Main Stream Media was doing its job we would not be talking about The Big ZERO as a serious candidate for President. We would be talking about him as the butt of a prison shower joke.

(Read why this thought occurred here.)

Second:




Carrie Fisher.

Has been known to hang out with Republicans.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Thought for the Day



Frida.

I must now return to the task of getting a job.

Feh!
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Friday, September 19, 2008

So Anyway

I just got back home from the McCain-Palin Rally at the Anoka County Airport.

The public address system sucked.

I was halfway down the very large hangar at the north end of the airport (someone could really play football in there) and about half the time it sounded like SP and JSM were blessing the cheese makers.

It would have really helped to have another set of loudspeakers about halfway down the hangar.

Also a woman fainted about ten feet away from me when JSM and SP arrived.


Update at 1815 hrs.




According to the TSA (they ran the security checkpoints) there were over 13,000 people at the rally. The photo above doesn't do justice to the crowd.


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Today Is Talk Like A Pirate Day.

And that means its time for get in touch with your inner pirate. And who doesn't want to get in touch with their 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...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Answer of the Day

Someone commenting anonymously on a previous thought of the day wrote:

"why does their have to be dead bodies on the road to peace? is not there a better way?"

In answer to the question, no.

Because some individuals and groups won't accept a negative answer to a demand for submission. The example of Lenin screaming for the death of the Kulaks, Russian peasants who refused to be slaves of the collective, readily comes to mind.

Most of the time they don't even bother to ask. They will simply go straight to violence to enforce their will upon others.

As I have written before those who are dependent on a subject population for their survival and well being cannot exist in the society of consent. They must resort to force against those who refuse to submit. They have no choice in the matter, and thus we have no choice but to use force upon them.

Those who only allow you the options of submission or death, for example Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP, are nothing more than vermin fit solely for extermination.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Demotivator of the Day



Whom the Gods would destroy they first drive insane.

Would the minor deity that has a problem with Barbara Streisand please finish the job.

Thank you.
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John Bergstrom Doesn't Play Well With Others

The Big ZERO whines again:



From the Libspeak Dictionary:

Distortion: (v) To give a clear and accurate description of a person, position, or event.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stuart Smalley's Daily Affirmations for the Inner Communist

For those of you who spent the last five years in some godforsaken hellhole working to fulfill your part of the Five Year Plan the self-proclaimed comedian Al Franken is running against Norm Coleman for a seat in the United States Senate on behalf of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota. (Yes, it is as bad as it sounds.) So in order to provide Comrade Franken with an actual example of comedy I present:

Stuart Smalley's Daily Affirmations for the Inner Communist

Monday:

"I'm going to execute and expropriate 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 Marxist yes, but not a fraud."

Wednesday:

"I deserve all the mass adulation from the people I can get without feeling ashamed or being grandiose."

Thursday:

"I will express my feelings today. I will not hide them behind my mustache. My mustache is not a mask for my feelings, but rather a small patch of facial hair that covers my inadequacies."

Friday:

"When I rob a bank for the cause, I will not be playing those parent tapes in my head: "You wield a revolver like a girl" . . . "Why can't you be more like Stalin?" . . . "Philosophy? What kind of major is that? It's useless!"

Saturday:

"Just because I execute Christians and counter-revolutionaries does not mean I'm an mass-murdering psychopath like my father."

Sunday:

"If I must violently put down a counter-revolution today, it is not because I am a bad person or that I am not worthy of love; it is because my people are a bunch of religion-addicted capitalist sons-of-bitches--and I am mean enough, ruthless enough, and dog gone it, people fear me."
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thought for the Day

It has come to my attention that Whoopi Goldberg is irrationally afraid that the next Republican president will somehow resurrect the practice of chattel slavery.

It would be all too easy to dismiss Ms. Goldberg as an ignorant something that rhymes with runt, but I will instead respond in a more gentlemanly manner:

"Ms. Goldberg, the Republican Party led this nation in the bloodiest war in it's history in order to put an end to chattel slavery. We are not about to reconsider our position on the issue."

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thought for the Day

There are those who believe that the path to power goes over the dead bodies of the innocent. On the other hand I believe that the path to peace leads over the dead bodies of those on the path to power.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Rants of the Day

Someone calling himself Dan made this comment:

>Self Appointed Superior Beings who
>forcibly imposed

Ah, point of order, but it was popularly supported by the majority of voters, wasn't it?

I mean, that's how constitutional amendments normally get passed.

Does that mean that ALL laws and constitutional amendments are "forcibly imposed"?

Does that also mean that those same SASBs forcibly imposed the right of women to vote?

And similar SASBs imposed the direct election of senators, and the abolition of slavery?


I responded:

Government is force. When such force is used to protect Life Liberty, and Property it is necessary and good. When such force is used to treat other persons as if they were subhuman animals then it is destructive of Human Life and is therefore an evil.

The nature of Human Life defines the moral conditions under which Human beings must live. No act of legislation or majority vote can overturn a law of nature. Any attempt to do so is a futile and destructive act.

We in the United States were somewhat fortunate in that we got Prohibition and the New Deal while Europe and Russia were turned into totalitarian slaughterhouses.

And Dan, please try to get your facts straight. Chattel slavery was practiced by Superior Beings. It was the ordinary and decent people who went to war to end the practice of slavery.


But I had to go down and read a keyboard dropping this idiot left at an earlier posting of mine:

>as a slave of Communist filth like Barack Obama.

Wait, wait. You boycott a hobby shop because it snarks on both the RNC and the protesters outside.

Then you turn around and write *this*?

That seems like something of a double standard on political discourse.

What double standard?

I cannot and will not stop anyone from advocating slavery and murder. But if anyone actually tries to practice slavery and murder then I will do everything in my power to stop them. Permanently.

I immediately replied thus:

Dan, it has been my experience that arguing with morons is an act of futility. But I will answer you this one last time.

I will not do business with those who insist on insulting me. This is a voluntary act of a private citizen that in no way violates any actual rights of anyone. Don and his crew at Uncle Hugo's can whine, moan, and groan all they want about the our continued refusal to drink the Kool-Aid. I will do nothing to stop them. And I simply will not do any further business with them.

Censorship is an exercise of state power carried out with the credible threat of deadly force. Censorship is an act that reduces Human Beings to the effective status of livestock.

If you cannot discern a difference between a private act that violates no one's actual rights and an act of forcible subjugation by a state then you sir are a fucking moron and I will waste no further effort in responding to you.


And because of the aforementioned moron I will now repeat my Statement of Policy:

In a free country one may eject a obnoxious lout from their own home or place of business.

And unlike Comrade Stalin, I don't have an army of trench-coated goons to send out and murder those I disagree with. There is a VERY DISTINCT difference between the power of the state and the rights of the private citizen. Learn to live with it.

Furthermore, comparing someone to the bloodiest murderer of the 20th Century and calling that person a traitor and an enemy of freedom are gross insults and I am under no moral obligation to tolerate such on my weblog. Anyone who doesn't like that is free to whine about it on their own weblog.

I stand for INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, which is the right of the individual person to control their own life and property, and as such this includes the right to refuse contact with those the individual disagrees with or otherwise finds obnoxious. Tyranny is when such refusals are answered with physical force.

I have said before and will continue to say that those have or who seek to establish tyranny are toxic to human life, and I have absolutely no ethical objections to dealing with them as such.


This means that Dan is now on my private delete before reading list.

Goodbye moron.




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Monday, September 08, 2008

So Anyway

I got called in for a job interview on Wednesday at 0900 for a local chain of gas station/convenience stores.
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Quote of the Day

"The Liberals don't understand, when you're in a hole, stop digging."

-- Jason Lewis, The Rush Limbaugh Show, September 8, 2000
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In Other News



The Church of Scientology is once again abusing our legal system.

It is my sincere wish that David Miscavige gets ... I better not say it. This is a conservative blog.
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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Smack Down of the Day.

I just delivered a smack down on an anthropologist over at The Glen's Live Journal page:

Ms. Fell, your sneer is a clear indication that you may be part of the problem. Positive confirmation of this would of course require further observation and research for which I neither the time, patience, nor a research grant to perform. That would be a task that is ideally suited to an actual intellectual. As you may have noticed I did not condemn all intellectuals in my rant, I only condemned the false ones.

Intellectuals actually can be useful when they are honest or when they are actually paying attention to objective reality. The problem arises when someone assumes the position of authority in order to scam their way to survival and well being, or to further an adverse ideological agenda. But since there is only one reality, which is commonly perceived by all individuals, the fraud is ultimately discovered. But all too often the disclosure occurs after innocent lives are lost.

One of the obvious indications that one is a false intellectual is their apparent blindness to the distinction between the states of civilization and barbarism. The State of civilization is not only the collection of structures that people live and work in, and the tools that they use, it is also the moral condition that they live in. The foundation of the social order has a clear impact on the survival and well being of the the people who live in it.

In the state of civilization consent is the preferred basis of social, economic, and political relationships, and force is reserved as a response to the violent predatory behavior from such persons as common criminals and Communists. The barbaric social paradigm is dominated by those persons who, by tribal membership or by adherence to an ideology*, assume the role of a superior being that forcibly uses other people as a means to assure their own survival and well being.

Obviously not all civilizations are perfect, which is clearly demonstrated by the Self Appointed Superior Beings who forcibly imposed the Prohibition of alcohol on the United States in the earth Twentieth Century.

To be able to see the distinction between civilization and barbarism and act on it does have an impact on the survival and well being of a person, as in the individual case of Ayn Rand, and it thus is a moral necessity.

Anyone who cannot see, refuses to see, or who actively obliterates, the distinction between civilization and barbarism in their work is either not doing their job properly or is part of the problem, and in either case has absolutely zero claim to being an intellectual. Though that doesn't stop them from trying.

But I'm just an unemployed pizza delivery driver, what do I know?


* Or both in the case of the German National Socialist.
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Thought for the Day

I once brought up the subject of an armed uprising against a tyrannical state during the question and answer session after an Objectivist lecture. The lecturer (who I will refrain from naming to save him from further embarrassment) said, "we can't do that, we'll all be killed."

The fact of the matter is everyone dies. I would rather die as a free man standing up for my rights and Humanity in General than to be worked to death as a slave of Communist filth like Barack Obama.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008

VERMIN



The self-styled progressives had a riot today in Saint Paul.

They deny us the right to peacefully gather to work out rational solutions to political issues. They demand that we surrender ourselves and our children to them to be used as livestock in their slave labor regime. They commit acts of violence against those who refuse to submit to their depraved will.

They are enemies of Human Kind.

They are vermin fit solely for extermination.
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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Boycott Uncle Hugo's

I will no longer do business with Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore in Minneapolis.

I picked up the latest issue of the bookstore's newsletter at my P.O. box. After announcing that they were having a sale on used books someone inserted this charming paragraph:

We hope you can get here the first weekend, before the RNC begins, but who knows about the period while the RNC is in town. We suggest that you stop thinking of the RNC as the Republican National Convention and instead think of it as the Republican National Circus, with one team of clowns performing inside the convention center and a different team of clowns performing on the streets outside the convention center.


They have a right to their own opinion, regardless of how utterly distorted it is.

They do not have a right to my custom.

I've been doing business with them for three decades. Never again will I step into that store.

I would suggest a long term metaphysical destination for them but I have no reason to believe in the existence of Hell.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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There's So Much Confusion, I Can't Get No Relief

The part of the city (Northeast Minneapolis) on the East side of the river was originally the City of Saint Anthony but was merged with the City of Minneapolis after the bridges were built. This led to the laying out of a Washington Street in Northeast Minneapolis and an entirely separate Washington Avenue running through North and Downtown Minneapolis, the U of M East and West Bank campuses, and Stadium Village. This in turn was divided into Washington Avenue North and Washington Avenue South at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Nicollet Avenue.

You can barely imagine how much fun it was to have to give directions to people.

I grew up in a house on Northeast Washington Street and I used to run the outdoor parking lot for a building at 100 Washington Avenue South.

I would have some people asking me for directions to "100 Washington Street" and I would tell them that there was no such address as NE Washington Street actually began at about the 800 block. I would then suggest that they were in fact looking for 100 Washington Avenue but they wouldn't listen to me.

Or someone would come up and just ask for "100 Washington Avenue" and I ask them if it was North or South. If they said North I would tell them that the location was a parking lot across First Avenue from the (now defunct) Pontiac dealership on the other side of Hennepin Avenue.

If someone just said they were looking for "Washington Street" I would tell them that they were on the wrong side of the river.

The parking lot I ran in Downtown Minneapolis was also a block away from the main Post Office. One day someone came up and asked for directions to it.

I just pointed east to the end of Marquette Avenue and said that it was right there. The main Post Office in Minneapolis was a MASSIVE limestone building constructed in the Fascist Modern style of the 1930's with big letters spelling UNITED STATES POST OFFICE on the other side of a "T" intersection in plain view short block away from my booth at the parking lot.

The idiot said that she couldn't see it.

I no idea how these people managed to reach my location in the first place, I'm not sure that I even want to know.
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Thought for the Day

I just posted this at Little Green Footballs:


They hate the Society of Consent.

Because of their hatred of the principle of Consent they look for any excuse to reject the inherent moral standards of a rational society where consent is the basis of human relationships. They look for any excuse to justify compulsion in any situation.

Why?

Because their lives depend on it.

Because as parasites on a rational and productive society power over the productive population is essential to their survival and well being.

I cannot emphasize this point enough: POWER IS LIFE!

They persistently denounce reason because no consistently rational individual will consent to being carrying the burden of a willful parasite.

They persistently cook up excuses for acts of brutal subjugation because without such behavior they would simply wither away and die.

Of course I wouldn't mind if they did.
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John Bergstrom Is Really Cool

The Varmint is having fun at the expense of the Placeholder:



Which leads to my silly idea of the day:

An idea for a postmodern musical...Seven Fathers With Six Shotguns And A Kalashnikov!

Written by John Milius, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with Robert Duvall as Colonel Gramps, R. Lee Ermey as Grampa Gunny.

"I love the smell of a wedding in the morning..."

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thought for the Day

For the position of Vice President The Big ZERO picked a place holder, in effect he chose another zero. On the other hand John McCain didn't just choose a running mate, he has chosen a successor.

Senator McCain thought ahead. One has to do that in order to survive hellholes like Annapolis* and the Hanoi Hilton.

The Big ZERO, an obvious child of affirmative action, and the puppet of George Soros, the Kennedy Clan, and the Chicago Machine, really and truly didn't think about the issue at all.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?



* Inter-service rivalry joke. I'm an Army guy. Okay?

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Suggestion For Democrats

Perhaps they should switch to the Norwegian Party.



We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thought for the Day

The Greeks didn't believe in the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

They believed that YOU WILL BE ARMED AND YOU WILL USE THOSE ARMS TO DEFEND YOURSELF. YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR POLITY!

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Another Bumper Sticker



The Big ZERO has just cinched the Arrogant Douche Bag vote.

Yay!
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Friday, August 22, 2008

THE GOOD OLD DAYS



And I didn't even mention the plastic covering on the deck.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Question of the Day

Some moby on Little Green Footballs asked if was willing to go to war with Russia over Georgia.

My answer was yes.

I want the Russian Imperialist State to be crushed and rendered harmless. I want Putin to be put down with a round in his head in the Soviet style.

The expansion of Imperial States are limited by by their modes of transportation and the opposition of other states. Since present transportation technology allows forces to be transported anywhere on the planet, the only effective limit to imperial expansion is superior firepower and the will to use it.

Georgia simply is an example of why Russian imperialism must be stopped. If we don't fight over Georgia then we will be fighting the Russians or other would be conquerors in our own streets. By defending Georgia we are ultimately defending ourselves.

If someone has a problem with this then they are just another fucking traitor.
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Some Suggestions

The rulers of Russia are trying to bully us out of installing a anti-missile base in Poland.

I have a couple of suggestions for our current administration:

First: The first five Ticonderoga class AEGIS cruisers were decommissioned because they had the earlier twin arm missile launchers instead of the current box-cell launchers. Four of these ships remain (one sunk as a target), lets pull the phased array radars and AEGIS combat systems out of those hulls and emplace them with Standard-3 ABMs in box-cell launchers to give coverage to our major cities.

Second: Let's produce new land based units of the AEGIS system as described above to cover all of our major population centers.

Objections?
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Are You Sure About That?

Al Nofi tells us that:



Here's about a thousand words on why I don't believe that statement.




And of course the issue of time travel.

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

Here is a thousand words on why Barack Obama is unfit to hold public office in a free nation:



[Hat tip to Reliapundit at The Astute Bloggers.]

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, unless you're Karl Marx.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Quotes of the Day

Does it have a happy ending? Well, not for the spy, who -- despite his loyalty to Stalin and communism -- winds up purged and dying in a gulag. So, kind of . . ..

-- Glenn Reynolds commenting on The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service, by Andrew Meier.

Good.

Is love of freedom a crime to our media?

-- Ralph Peters

Yes. It is.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This Is No Surprise

The Soviet Russian Army continues the war of conquest.



TBILISI, Georgia - A Russian military convoy thrust deep into Georgia on Wednesday and Georgian officials said Russian troops bombed and looted the crossroads city of Gori, violating a freshly brokered truce intended to end the conflict.
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In the west, Georgia's weakened military acknowledged its soldiers had pulled out entirely from Abkhazia, leaving both breakaway regions at the heart of the fighting in the hands of Russian-backed separatists.

And the Soviet Russian state persists in calling us Americans the barbarians.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Silly Thought For The Day

I'm not saying that this will actually happen:

Meanwhile, after the election:

Russian President Medvedev: Well Barack it is like this... one of our bomber regiment commanders did a very silly thing...

Meanwhile, in a Tu-95 "Bear" bomber over Canada:

Major Kongski: Don't worry comrades! I'll get those bomb bay doors open if it hairlips everyone in Krasnoyarsk!


We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Suggestion

I have just sent the following e-mail message:

Dear Mr. President,


Please provide all possible military aid to the Nation of Georgia.



Leslie Bates
Minneapolis, MN


What are your quesetions?
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Moron of the Day

During an Anonymous flash raid on a Church of Scientology event:

Former celebrity Janeane Garofalo, walking by wearing bright green leotards and a bright pink T-shirt, was clearly not invited for the black tie event, but she offered her ill-informed opinion of Anonymous, calling them “fucking bigots,” which is odd given Anonymous’ open support of gay and lesbian rights.

No Comrade Garofalo, you are as usual a f***ing moron.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Something I Noticed

I've noticed in this series of photos that the Russians are still using seriously outdated armored vehicles in their invasion of Georgia.



The first photo here shows an old Soviet Army T-62 tank, which was second line equipment when I was in the US Army 25 years ago.



Photo number 82 here shows an old Soviet Army BMP-1 infantry carrier which was first deployed in 1967. If I recall correctly.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Comment

The Soviet Russian propagandists are still at it.

At about 1:30 in the video we see the Soviet standard image of children greeting Soviet Russian paratroopers riding their BMD-2 vehicles with flowers.



We now return you to the real world.
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Comment

On the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki the Soviet Russian Army invades the nation of Georgia.

Some people didn't get the message.
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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Another Anniversary

On this day in 1945 a plutonium fission bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki in Japan.

Some morons, who refuse to believe that there is a fundamental difference between "peace" and "submission", continue to whine, moan, and groan about it.

Rational people, myself included, don't have a problem with it.
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Friday, August 08, 2008

A Blast From The Past

Substitute the Marxists and Gaianists for the Catiline Conspiracy and this would pretty much cover the situation of today:

When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly guards placed on the Palatine Hill—do not the watches posted throughout the city—does not the alarm of the people, and the union of all good men—does not the precaution taken of assembling the senate in this most defensible place—do not the looks and countenances of this venerable body here present, have any effect upon you? Do you not feel that your plans are detected? Do you not see that your conspiracy is already arrested and rendered powerless by the knowledge which every one here possesses of it? What is there that you did last night, what the night before— where is it that you were—who was there that you summoned to meet you—what design was there which was adopted by you, with which you think that any one of us is unacquainted?

Shame on the age and on its principles! The senate is aware of these things; the consul sees them; and yet this man lives. Lives! aye, he comes even into the senate. He takes a part in the public deliberations; he is watching and marking down and checking off for slaughter every individual among us. And we, gallant men that we are, think that we are doing our duty to the republic if we keep out of the way of his frenzied attacks.

You ought, O Catiline, long ago to have been led to execution by command of the consul. That destruction which you have been long plotting against us ought to have already fallen on your own head.

What? Did not that most illustrious man, Publius Scipio, the Pontifex Maximus, in his capacity of a private citizen, put to death Tiberius Gracchus, though but slightly undermining the constitution? And shall we, who are the consuls, tolerate Catiline, openly desirous to destroy the whole world with fire and slaughter? For I pass over older instances, such as how Caius Servilius Ahala with his own hand slew Spurius Maelius when plotting a revolution in the state. There was—there was once such virtue in this republic, that brave men would repress mischievous citizens with severer chastisement than the most bitter enemy. For we have a resolution of the senate, a formidable and authoritative decree against you, O Catiline; the wisdom of the republic is not at fault, nor the dignity of this senatorial body. We, we alone,—I say it openly, —we, the consuls, are waiting in our duty.


-- M. Tullius Cicero. The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, literally translated by C. D. Yonge, B. A. London. Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 1856.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

So Anyway

Yesterday on Little Green Footballs lizardroid Kenneth posted this:

OK, moonbat class, time for today's pop quiz:

How many terrorist "suspects" did the US waterboard?

Moonbat #1: "Dude like, hundreds. They're like doing it everyday"

Wrong. The correct answer is 3.

I replied thus:

Question number two: Should waterboarding be replaced by snowboarding?

Marine: Welcome to the fine State of Colorado, n*mbn*ts! This is a snowboard! You will ride this snowboard down the side of this (very steep) mountain! You will have fun!

Jihadi: But fun is forbidden in Islam!

Marine: Well that's too f*ck*ng bad, n*mbn*ts! [SHOVE!]

Jihadi: AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Yes, I know it's an old gag for this blog but I just had to reuse it.

Subsequently Macker at Macker's World created an audio file of the above conversation. Again, Thank you sir!

Listen to it here.

What are your questions on this block of instuction?
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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Anniversary



On this day in 1945 Colonel Paul Tibbets flying the B-29 Superfortress ENOLA GAY dropped an enriched uranium fission bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

Some people have a problem with this.

I don't.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

An Observation

I think we are seeing in the Barack Obama campaign is a case of sacred text syndrome in action. The Obamatologists have their noses stuck in Saul Alinsky's sacred instruction manual while McCain and his crew are doing Boyd Cycle (OODA: Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) loops around them.

And the interesting thing about doing the Boyd Cycle is that one need not perform the perfect action, one only has to perform an action faster than the other side in order to throw them off balance.

Of course one cannot achieve balance if one's nose is stuck in the sacred Marxist instruction manual.

(More on this subject over at CLASSICAL VALUES)(HT: Mark Urbin)


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Monday, August 04, 2008

Moron of the Day

Someone on an Anime forum posted this:

LOL that's the dumbest thing I heard. Dragonball is much older then your LotR [Lord of the Rings] and it didn't innovate an ything as books and videogames like that (Heroes of Might and Magic) have existed long before. Also stories with rings being the key to the plot have been around, especially in quite a few 90's action shows. Also none of the characters tyhere are creative either because they're just pasted from Dungeons and Dragons concept and given some stereotypical personalities. Another thing is what the hell does LotR have to do with Onepiece and Dragonball?

I'm not going to mention the name of this idiot as it appears to have been changed at least once any may be changed again.

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Rant of the Day

lifeofthemind at Little Green Footballs wrote the following:

Much of the Middle East was not a desert before the conquest of Islam. It wasn't magic. It was thousands of years of carefully developed irrigation systems. Anatolia (Turkey) was a productive region before the Byzantines were defeated at Manzikert. A thousand years later it is an arid waste. THe same thing happened to Palestine and several other regions. The climate is difficult and may have gotten worse over the last millennium but the major change was in the destructive conduct of Muhammad's followers toward critical infrastructure.


I replied:

Our respective cultures are to a large degree defined by what we consider to be divine. (For the record, I'm an atheist.)

In the Christian gospel (if I recall correctly) God came to us in the person of Jesus Christ, a carpenter, a member of the building trades, someone who did creative work for a living. And Christians as a rule generally follow that example.

Islam on the other hand is solely the creation of a self appointed spokesman for a recycled pagan deity. The false prophet Mohammad was an essentially parasitic individual who married for money and then proceeded to pursue a career of wanton vandalism, robbery, murder, rape, and pedophilia, all while claiming to pass on messages from a false god. In the course of his career Mohammad also created the practice of modern political terrorism. Muslims, the slaves of the false god Allah, are commanded to follow the example of Mohammad.

I'm usually loathe to agree with any Marxist but one of them made what I now consider a valid point. We imagine our divine authority to be a reflection of ourselves and our values. The Lord God of the Judaic and Christian tradition is the creator of Heaven and Earth, and the creator and protector of Life, and we in our lives work to emulate him. On the other hand the false god Allah is the perfect reflection of the depraved creature who created him, a malignant narcissist who wantonly destroys and murder at a whim, and hardcore Muslims have not the slightest clue as to why this is wrong.

The product of our respective values is plainly obvious. Jews and Christians are builders and protectors. Those who obey the false prophet Mohammad to the letter are destroyers and murderers.

(I really should get paid for writing this.)
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Quote of the Day

For the purposes of this conversation, that enemy combatant is a nobody.

-- Captain Kaff Tagon, Schlock Mercenary, August 3, 2008

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.

— Edmund Burke

[Hat Tip to Charles at Little Green Footballs]


My theory is that many self styled authorities defend their doctrines, often more deliberate than erroneous, as if they were defending their lives because they are defending their lives.

The false authority is dependent on the work of other people for their survival and well being. Without the blind obedience of productive people the false authority would wither away and die. To the parasite power over the productive is life.

These self appointed intellectuals, whom Ayn Rand had labeled as Witch Doctors, claim the position of authority in a division of labor economy through the claim of being in possession of superior knowledge. Such so called superior knowledge must by necessity contradict the knowledge gained by direct perception of objective (commonly perceived) reality.

Against the entirely valid charge of fraud the intellectual con artist will claim that his perception of reality differs from that of the common man.

One practice, which began with the original aboriginal witch doctors, is to claim that self appointed authority is perceiving or is otherwise in contact with a higher or spiritual level of reality. This practice continues to this day in the scam religions of Islam and Scientology.

The materialist version of the false authority con operates on the practice of polylogism, the claim that members of different groups perceive differently. What is true for one group is false for another group. Thus what is true for Jews is claimed to be false for Aryans. The practice of polylogism is not confined to issues of race (such as Africans versus "Crackers"), it can be applied to conflicts of class (Proletarians versus the Bourgeoisie), gender ("Womyn" versus "Sperm Donors"), and national culture (The French versus everyone else*).

But since Man is an entity of both spirit and body the most effective, and thus destructive, version of the different knowledge con will combine both the claim of spiritual wisdom and material polylogism. This occurs in the notion that a group has a distinct consciousness whose will is embodied in a leader. Thus the claim that Adolf Hitler embodied the will of the Volk, Josef Stalin embodied the will of the Proletariat, Hillary Clinton embodied the will of all Womyn, and that Barack Obama embodies the will of the functionally dumb.**

And if this wasn't bad enough there are now false authorities who claim to represent something other than a human population, such as the Gaianist witch doctor Al Gore.

It is essential for the survival of human society that false authorities be identified and rendered unable to cause further harm to us.

Of course if they are also buried that would be fine with me.


* I'm really serious here. The French as a nation have a long history of insisting on being different and claiming it's a superior practice. A case in point is that at the beginning of the First World War is that while all other nations had adopted earth toned uniforms for their soldiers the French politicians INSISTED that their soldiers go into combat with the traditional dark blue coats and bright red trousers. As you can imagine this didn't work out well for the French Army. The French also had the best bayonets mounted on the worst rifle, but that's another story.

** There is simply no other way that anyone could support a Harvard indoctrinated Marxist empty suit from the Chicago Democratic Machine.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008

An Answer

Mark Urbin asks why Barack Obama can't admit that he was wrong about the troop surge in Iraq.

My answer is because that would mean admitting that he is a mere mortal and not a superior being who is to be obeyed without question.

The survival and well being of the parasite class is dependent on the obedience of people who do productive work. Thus the parasites are obsessed with being seen as an authority that others submit to and materially support.

It's a lot cleaner than openly beating up people and taking their stuff.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rant of the Day

Dirty Harry has illuminated some of the moral nihilism of the barely literate Left.

Here's the relevant image:



President Bush as the current version of The Joker.

Sick, isn't it?

The Left, and the self styled intelligentsia in particular, stands by and cheers as every new manifestation of barbarism rises and slaughters good people and innocent children. The chattering classes willingly support and serve the enemies of mankind and viciously slander and condemn those who dare to raise a hand in defense of the defenseless. They sit on their fat asses in avant-garde1 coffee2 houses cooking up paranoid conspiracy theories about how Christian Conservatives are planning to exterminate their own particular and pathetic social fringe group.

But if the stupid conspiracy theories of the Left were true they would all be dead.

Let's see...if we on the Right were to treat the Left the way that Great Comrade Stalin treated anyone he suspected of being an opponent, let alone someone who was an actual opponent, would any of these pathetic lunatics still be breathing, let alone continuing to rant like a mob of mentally disconnected lunatics who are off their meds?

I wouldn't think so.

If Conservatives dealt with the adherents of Libéralisme Moderne the way the Left has dealt with humans in general whenever the Left has obtained unrestrained power, there wouldn't be any Liberals left standing. Of the universities and the urban centers of Liberalism there would be nothing left but smoking ruins, and there would mass graves from coast to coast.

We need to face the fact that the present day Left, like the unschooled barbarians who plagued civilization before them, are essentially parasites. If the Huns or the Mongols were to take "no" for an answer to their demands for food and other material goods they would die very quickly. Control of the productive population is essential for their survival and well being. Compulsion, taking things and persons by force, is inherently necessary to the parasite manner of existence. Those who resisted had to be killed as an object lesson for others.

The Left, our present-day literate post-Marxist barbarians, not only need material support they also need spiritual support as well. They need to feel that their victims are not only submitting to them today but will do so tomorrow as well.

Barbarian chieftains and tribal witch-doctors demanded degrading and often dangerous acts of worship from their subjects, up to and including human sacrifice, in order to assure themselves that they would still have a roof (or a tent) over their heads and food to eat the next day. Those refused to obey were worked over by the goon squad or simply killed.

In the classrooms, editorial offices, and coffee shops of the Left the demand is for unquestioned agreement without regard to the actual facts of reality. The self-styled intellectuals of the Left are the first to demand “speech codes” and other forms of censorship lest they be identified as frauds and poseurs and subsequently bounced out of their comfortable ivory towers, no longer insulated from a real world that demands real thought and real labor.

The Left, being dependent upon others for their sustenance, must stand in opposition to the society of rational consent and openly support systems of compulsion, be it various species of Socialism or the witch-doctor rule of Islam, because to do otherwise is to condemn themselves to death.

Of course, in my view, if the Left would just die it would be nice.


Footnotes:

1. French for advance guard. A military term applied to a the work of Pablo Picasso by a French General.

2. Back during the Cold War some Lefties posed as being morally superior because they were drinking Nicaraguan coffee. Which in reality was grown by forced labor on collective farms. I strongly suspect that there's something equally as sleazy about the current fetish of consuming "fair trade" coffee. Or perhaps they are merely being stupid.
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