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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