Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thought For The Day

We should recall that Comrade Stalin was embalmed and displayed next to Lenin for eight years.

Apparently so everyone in the Soviet Union could be assured that he was in fact dead.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Thought For The Day

If it weren't for the capitalist system most of the professional opponents of capitalism would not have made it out of the uterus at birth.

This thought is brought to you by the NATO phonetic letters Foxtrot and Uniform.
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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Definition for the Day

Tell me this isn't really happening, I dare you.

Fairness: The seizure by the rulers of a nation of money earned by the most productive citizens -- which would otherwise have been used to purchase goods and services from other productive citizens -- and the disbursement of those funds to the unproductive supporters of the rulers of the nation.

Any questions?
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Message for the Left

The novel 1984 by George Orwell is not an instruction manual.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Preferences



As a rule I generally prefer to drive the products of the Ford Motor Company.

Any further questions?
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Fascism can cause blunt head trauma and/or violent death. Keep fascism away from children and pets."

-- A banned poster in Wisconsin

Seriously, read this.

I dare you not to make some physical gesture in disbelief or disgust.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Yuck!

While I did make a decent amount of money driving a cab last night, is was a tiring and frustrating process. It appears that every idiot in Minneapolis had to take their friends out and party.

And the cab really needs a brake job too.

That is all for today.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Request

I want to hear a lesbian sing a cover version of "Pretty Woman".

Is that too much to ask?
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prediction

There appears to be a rising chorus of voices on the Left that are complaining about the performance of Barack Obama, or who are calling for his outright replacement.

In a private discussion an online correspondent stated his belief that any serious attempt to replace Obama as the candidate of his party would cause the effective breakup of the party.

Now this may be due to a bit of sleep deprivation on my part (and I'm open to suggestions on that separate problem) but I believe that I have thought of a way that Obama could be replaced as the leader of the party and the head of the ticket in the next national election without causing the disintegration of his own party.

I will therefore predict that Barack Obama will be assassinated by a conspiracy originating in his own party.

So what's Lon Horiuchi doing these days?
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Recollections

I think I called it a bit over two years ago:

A thought occurred to me yesterday as I was leaving the tire store:

The stated goal of Scientology is to clear the planet of mental illness, the actual effect is to clear the wallets and bank accounts of its followers.

The stated goal of Obamatology is to clear the planet of the effects of Capitalism, the actual effect is to clear the wallets and bank accounts of American citizens.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

I remember someone getting a bit upset when I referred to the local Obama campaign headquarters as the Obamatology org.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

I Almost Forgot About This

Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day so I'm reposting this once again:

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

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

Stuart Smalley's Daily Affirmations for the Inner Pirate


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

transcribed by James R. Torrence

Arrrrrr...
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

So Anyway

I apparently got into a disagreement with another blogger over whether or not the original Star Wars movie (now known as Episode Four) was a low budget movie.

To put the argument in perspective I present the trailer and official website for really and truly low budget sci-fi film.

http://www.ascensionthemovie.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/FreshGroundPictures#p/a/u/1/K0Gyheg8Djs

It was apparently shot over several weekends with the three actors getting the guild minimum of $75 a day. Which is a bit less than what I take home while driving a taxi on the night shift in Minneapolis.

I suspect with adjustments for inflation that Ed Wood had bigger budgets for his cinematic disasters.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thoughts For Today

A lot of folks are putting up their thoughts for the tenth anniversary of the infamous day.

Here's a couple:

http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/2011/09/thoughts_on_911.html

http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/war-peace/sept-11th/3020-hatred-of-western-civilization-why-terrorists-attacked-america.html

There really isn't much I could add to the chorus of comments and remembrances. But I will say something.

One of the nice things about having one's own blog is that one cannot be banned from posting on for speaking the truth. This has already happened twice to me elsewhere for making factual statements about Islam and those who refuse to see the truth.

My remembrances of those events are here (So Anyway) and here (Another Emergency Backup Posting).

Those who blind themselves to the truth are harming themselves. It would be nice if they were only harming themselves.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Friday, September 09, 2011

Definition for the Day

Stimulus: When the Federal Government takes money from those who have earned it and gives it to those who didn't.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of The Beslan Massacre.

I regret to say that I've been inconsistent in posting these reminders.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Announcement

I've just been permanently banned from Alternatehistory.com for bigotry and trolling.

See this article over at The New Resister.
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Monday, August 29, 2011

A Blast From The Past

One of the consequences of the Wayne Hays (D-Ohio) and Elizabeth Ray scandal of 1975 was the creation of this button;



Of course a lot of Republican guys can type now too.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Capitalist Thought Of The Day

There's a very simple solution to the Warren Buffet (supporter of Obama) problem.

Find out what businesses he owns and boycott them.

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

Have to do some bureaucracy today.

And The Glen is still at it:

1951. Can't use the international date line to get around once per day restrictions.

1955. No tagging the sleeping dragon with "Bilbo was here".

1959. No using the time machine to make Christ the keynote speaker at an atheist convention.

1960. I will not use the commune spell to find out who is John Galt.

1965. Can't send the party out on an epic quest just to get some alone time with the missus.

1966. Even if the rules allow it, can't play a viking mad scientist.

1969. I will keep all eldritch artifacts of ungodly power out of the reach of children.

1974. Despite what the rules say, you don't have to be a 19th level bard to play Alice's Restaurant Massacre.


And remember, you can only play it once a year at Thanksgiving.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So Anyway

One of the problems I have with driving a taxi on the night shift is having to go into bars in order to find the person who called for the cab.

I really don't like bars and I really hate drunks.

Last night I had to go into Nye's in Northeast Minneapolis to find the passenger. She was clearly drunk, and once she was in the car she exhibited grossly rude and hostile behavior. I dumped her out back where I found her.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Thought For The Day

I may only be a simple cab driver, but it looks like Leftism is basically an excuse to feel smugly superior to everyone else without regard to actual knowledge, actual ability, and the actual consequences of their actions.

/Les

Friday, August 19, 2011

So Anyway

After two years of driving a taxi cab on the day shift I switched over to driving on the night shift.

It's different.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Quote of the Day

Via Mrk Urbin:

“ [The Obama administration’s] problem is not that Fox isn’t a real news organization, their problem is that it is."

-- Rich Lowry


The problem the other side has with the truth is that it is the truth."

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Watch This



Now boys and girls, what are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Thought For The Day

One thing the current occupant of the White House is doing is demonstrating the true value of an elite Ivy League collage education.

If I was sorting resumes in a hiring process I would have to put anyone with a degree from Harvard at the bottom of the pile.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Monday, August 08, 2011

Repeated Thought For The Day

From this blog on February 26, 2007:

Why do I feel like I'm tied up and gagged in the back seat of a car driven by someone who insists on driving on the wrong side of the road and who responds to the appearance of oncoming traffic by denying that it exists and stomping on the accelerator pedal?

Because that's how our present ruling class is behaving?
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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Today In History

On this day in 1945 the Japanese city of Hiroshima was visited by a B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay.

They're still talking about it.
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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Quote of the Day

Rory, which talk do you want first? "The birds and the bees" or "how much pressure does it take to rip body parts off a sex predator?"

-- Mister Sanderson, Something Positive, August 4, 2011


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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Capitalist Thought Of The Day

"Why in the world would we want our paying customers, the ones who buy our records, see our concerts, wear our tee shirts, to kill themselves?"

--Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jennifer Knapp - Martyrs and Thieves



Okay, she believes in Jesus, has a tattoo of a crown of thorns just below the right shoulder (visible on other videos) and likes girls.

No one is perfect.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Suggestion

The mortal remains of the late Amy Winehouse (whose auditory output was never emitted from any radio station that I listen to) should be stuffed, mounted, and placed on display as an example of how not to live. Growing little girls should be horrified at the sight of what that appallingly stupid female did to herself. If anything the premature demise of this stupid tattooed skank should show a clear connection between aesthetic and moral standards, and why such standards are necessary.

Tattooing, especially on a female, is a form of mutilation. There is simply no excuse for it. Tattooing is simply ugly and is very much a clear indication that the person is not practicing reason as a way of life.

And do I need to rant on about drug use?

Yes, I'm being an insensitive bastard, live with it.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Environmental Hazards of the Day

I drove through several very large puddles of dihydrogen monoxide today in my taxicab.
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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Suggestion

Prose style and sentence structure are irrelevant when your characters are tedious, dull, and just plain dumb.

(I'm reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.)
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Monday, July 04, 2011

A Blast From The Past

On the anniversary of the signing (the vote was held two days previously) of the Declaration of Independence I will repost something from November of 2008:

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, July 03, 2011

Short Rant Of The Day

Seriously, if I could move to another planet, I would.

http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/why-mn-is-broke.html

Part of the problem is that the Donks cheated in the recount phase of the election as usual, and the other part of the problem is that a third party (part of the legacy of Governor Ventura) sucked up votes from the Republicans. Otherwise we wouldn't have this entirely stupid budget crisis and we'd have a lower state budget to boot.

Of course the public employees, who would get a big payoff if the present occupant of the governor's office got his way, are out with signs blaming Republicans and the Tea Partiers.

This BS has to end.

Were it in my power to do so I would start with a absolute ban on all pubic employee unions. Furthermore I would terminate the employment of all persons are holding, or have held, an office within their unions. All such persons would be terminated from state employment without their pensions.

That would be just a start.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just A Reminder

For the upcoming presidential election I will repeat a suggestion I made back in 2004:

So how should we deal with Leftist brownshirt actions on election day?

The first obvious thought that came to mind was to go to the polls in a group. Bring cameras (stills and video). Split into two groups, one group to go into the polling place and the other group in overwatch mode with the cameras. When the first group finishes voting they will take the overwatch position while the other group votes. In the event of a confrontation with any Leftist brownshirts the photos and video get turned over to Fox News or the appropriate Federal agency.

That's my $ 0.02

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lesson For Today



Slightly more than tripling a distinct (and let's face it, a hostile) population group is an act of genocide in Newspeak.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

(Thanks to Communism Kills)

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Comparisons

While I am an atheist I will comment on something I've noticed about the founders of three present day religions.

Jesus was a working guy.

Mohammad and Karl Marx married for money.

When it comes to who you choose to follow character does matter.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thought for the Day

One of the things that is really bothering me is that it appears that we are living out the opening chapters of Atlas Shrugged as well as the Civilization Collapse part of the back story of Starship Troopers.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

So Long Ago...

I was going through some old stuff and I found this note about something that happened at an SF fan convention:

I also had the following exchange with a female Klingon:

FK: (Seeing the button I was wearing) "Godless Capitalist." You must be a Ferengi.

LB: No, I'm an Objectivist, I read Ayn Rand.

FK: (Blank stare)

Oh, well ...

Monday, June 06, 2011

Quotes of the Day

All anonymous posters on a single discussion topic:

We poison our air and water to weed out the weak. We set off fission bombs in our only biosphere. We nailed our god to a stick. Don't fuck with the human race.

We drink poison too, and derive enjoyment from the temporary malfunctioning it causes in our higher brain functions. The higher the toxin level the greater the beverage; diluting the toxin with water is severely frowned upon.

Entire sectors of the Human leisure industry are dedicated to the production and sale of liquid inebriants which damage the body's internal organs and cause dehydration. Humans sometimes make a GAME out of consuming these inebriants.

We cover our food in neurotoxin. For the flavour.

Humans are so hardcore their first innovations were ways of making killing easier. Don't mess with homo sapiens sapiens.

Humans consider one of the greatest career paths available to be piloting conveyances that use explosions for thrust.

We routinely bombard ourselves with high amplitude sonic vibrations as a recreational activity. The more intense energy output used in this activity, the better the experience. Rock on Humanity!

The human taste in literature is highly disturbing, to say the least. While they have some civilised pieces, regarding philosophy and emotion, too much is simple obscenity. murders are glorified, and the more they kill, the more famous they become, while wars are remembered almost fondly, referred back to time and time again in tale after tale of slaughter and debauchery. What kind of race could revel in its own sociopathy?

Large and potentially dangerous doses of highly toxic chemicals and radiation are widely accepted as valid treatments for a variety of ailments. Even in medicine, the humans are exceedingly brutal.

The fact that Humans expose themselves to sunlight in order to damage their skin and make it assume a darker hue just adds weight to the theory that this species is in love with death.

Some humans even worship a insane sociopathic god that commits all kinds of atrocities like killing their own children and yet they consider this god to be loving and merciful.

You only have to look at the gloomy obsession with treatment of deceased humans in early cultures (see embalming, insistence on using 'special' ground to bury the deceased) to come to the conclusion that the entire race is close to being a violent death cult.

Their own physicians claim that, "it kills the same number of human and cancerous cells, but the human has more."
They do this with their own bodies! Imagine their willingness to expend people with whom they have no personal connection!

The various human cultures seem incapable of forming a single coherent whole as is the norm throughout the rest of the galaxy. Whereqas others formed a single coherent cultural whole for the species, the humans obstinately refuse to do the same and regularly indulge in brief but highly destructive bouts of intercultural culling.

The human capacity to change is fascinating.
I myself have witnessed a human military officer, who is tasked solely with the purpose of abusing his subordinates until they bond, take a group I suspected of severe genetic ailments - excess fat tissue, panic during crisis situations - and turn them into the perfect murder machines that have come to know and fear. We have long suspected that humans in their homelands are weaker than those we regularly encounter, but it is clear that even the weak ones can become dangerous with minimal effort.
I would not advise an invasion of any human-controlled system at this time.

Humans are an incredibly odd species. While most creatures couldn't dream of putting themselves in danger, they do it for the sake of health. They put all sorts of chemicals in their body to cure ailments. They don't even understand how any of it works. They simply know that it doesn't kill them, and they're happy with that. They even frequently experiment with new chemicals, trying to cure more ailments with potentially deadly ingredients!

Some humans even deliberately put themselves in incredible danger just for fun.

All human children, from the earliest stages of post-uterine development, are encouraged to partake in feats of violence and strife with one another, to establish which group is the victor. With no tangible benefit presenting itself, they compete purely for the sake of dominion and ego. Often these competitions will involve forceful physical contact and injuries, which is considered a part of the developmental process. It should come as no surprise that the species is so malajusted.

"Observation indicates that many of their tactical simulations- used to desensitize their offspring to violent actions- are not given freely, but instead must be purchased of the offspring's own time and money. In this way, training for what is often bloody combat, simulated homicide, and sometimes even wanton acts of destruction is seen as a sort of commerce and reward."

It has been suggested that the harsh environment the human species originated in is responsible for much of their aggression. The environment of Sol-3 (or Earth, colloquially) is volatile in the extreme. Massive salt water oceans are pulled about the surface of the planet by lunar tides. This combines with a constant colossal movement of air about the planet to make storms of mind boggling size and ferocity. “Hurricane” is a water/air hybrid storm that flings masses of water and air about, sometimes leveling or flooding whole cities. “Tornado” is an electrically charged vortex of winds that can demolish even the strongest human structure, yet they commonly build vast both vast cites and, even more astounding, clusters of flimsy dwellings called ‘mobile homes’, in areas renowned for the violence of these storms. The planetary temperatures create both vast areas of frozen water and dehydrated desert, and humanity has filled even these inhospitable climes with everything from crude structures hand made of local materials to large ‘resorts’ where humans PAY to subject themselves to prolonged exposure to solar radiation or swim in large tubs of water filled with chlorine!





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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Some News

L.A. Sunset has a new blog, and he's having a go at the French.

But then, who hasn't?


THE PUBLIC CAUSE

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Question of the Day

I decided to follow up on someone who posted a comment to something I said on this blog about six years ago. At the time I was attempting to replicate the snarky tone of an online comic page that I was (and presently still) rather fond of. I was of course expressing my usual and utter contempt for those walking wastes of mass and energy who call themselves peace activists. (Other examples of usual and utter contempt may be found here.)

So some Methodist clerk with a delusion of virtue wanders in and left some comments, largely to the effect that I, the metaphysical and epistemological realist with a snarky attitude, am mentally ill or is otherwise depraved. I did not argue with this induhvidual (misspelling deliberate here), I simply explained why such a person should be held in contempt.

Ultimately I dropped the rhetorical sixteen-ton weight on him:

Thus the willing servant of willing servant of tyrants, terrorists, and the Enemies of Mankind in General strikes the pose of righteousness while inoring the screams of the victims of tyranny and terror.

We would of course be remiss if we did not point out that hate is an emotional response to the recognition of the fact that one is in some way in the presence of evil. And in this case I mean willful, deliberate, evil.

We should not be surprised that this willing servant of tyrants, terrorists, and the Enemies of Mankind in General would claim that hatred of evil is evil. This is simply another contradiction given voice by a willfully depraved creature whose only claim to the title of Human is its physical form.

We could say that a peace activist is the political equivalent of the depraved bystander who tells a women who is being raped that she should "lay back and enjoy it", but that would be an undeserved compliment.

We could say that killing a peace activist is no more an act of murder than putting down a rabid animal, but that would be an insult to rabid animals.

I will say that killing a peace activist is an act of defense, of one's self, of one's family, of one's nation, and of Humanity in General.

Unlike the aforementioned willfully depraved creature, I've had a long and tiresome day doing productive work, and I will (have) nothing more to say on this subject today.

Needless to say, when it comes to stating the truth I'm not a nice guy. But I did have some issues with copy editing back then. (I have a lot more to say on the subject of peace activism here.)

Out of curiosity I followed the link back to his blog today and found that he is still around and still an epistemological and ethical moron. (As a point of courtesy I'll leave a link to the idiot here.)

During this process a thought occurred (No, it didn't hurt. (Smile)). A question came to my mind.

Would this idiot, in a display of moral posturing, stand between a former state leader condemned to death for mass murder and the firing squad?

Somehow I strongly suspect that this, and lot a of other moral frauds wouldn't. But if I were in charge of the firing squad I would give the order to fire, followed by the order to reload.

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

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.

- Lord Acton

(Found at Samizdata.net)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Morons of the Day

Some local leftists, basically a bunch of apparent communists and union trash, are having a public hissy fit over the fact that the cleaning crew at a locally headquartered grocery store chain, Cub Foods, are only paid the minimum wage.

Wages are a cost of doing business. An increase in the cost of doing business has to be passed on to the customers in the form of higher prices paid by the consumers at the checkout line and a reduction in the return on investment to the stockholders of the company.

Faced with higher prices the customers as a general rule will shop elsewhere. Faced with a reduction or outright elimination of a return on their investment the stockholder will invest elsewhere as well.

In the real world real workers who do real work who don't like what they are being paid will look for a better paying job from another employer. I've done this a few times myself. And believe me this strategy works.

But instead of dealing with other people on the basis of consent the campus commies, union goons, and other such trash prefer to use coercion as their means of obtaining their goals. But in this case the government will not act as their goon squad so they are attempting to inflict a guilt trip on their target by means of a hunger strike.

It doesn't bother me in the slightest to say that anyone dumb enough to try this on me is totally welcome to starve to death.

But just to be nice I'll suggest a more efficient and less painful way of committing suicide, as illustrated by this panel from an episode of Something Positive:



(Thanks to Randy Milholland.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thought for the Day

How many Muslims does it take to change a light bulb?

They don't. They blame the Jews for the darkness.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Question of the Day

If you had a daughter, who would you rather have her marry?


What we have here is an image of Bibi Netanyahu and Barack Obama at the same age. There's a reason that some fathers have shotguns. (I'll stick to my FAL for that job.)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

Everything I need to know about unions, I learned during the 1983 copper miners’ strike in Arizona, when a 3-year-old girl was shot in the head while lying in bed with her teddy bear. All because her father was a strikebreaker.

-- John Skookum

I'm not a Christian, but I do believe that those who live by the sword, should as Christ says, die by the sword.

I believe that those who benefit from the exercise of coercive force should be put down by force.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Comment

As far as I'm concerned, Bill Maher is on my "cry wolf" list.

That walking waste of mass and energy has no credibility whatsoever.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Video of the Day



Seriously, this is a clear case where the live version is superior to the album version. I really did not care for the in studio ornamentation in the original release.

Found at Legal Insurrection.
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Monday, May 02, 2011

Meanwhile...

... at the total perspective vortex:

Even if the usual Marxist credibility issues did not apply to a recent announcement from the White House, we need to remember that there are still millions of folks out there who still believe that they have the Allah (not God) given right to murder those who have chosen to live a rational life. Some of them still have money and organizational skills to apply to the problem of murdering infidels like you and me.

Islamic terrorism will continue. Count on it.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Update at about 0740 CDT:

David Horowitz has this to say about the event:

Osama bin Laden was a symbol of the Islamic jihad. After 9/11, surveys by al-Jazeera and other sources indicated that between 10% and 50% of Muslims regarded him as a hero. That is somewhere between 150 million and 750 million people. Symbols are important, and the death of the symbol of Islamic jihad is important. But the jihad will go on.

The fact that bin Laden was killed in a mansion near Islamabad (fitting name) is but one mark of the support he had in the Muslim world. But by the time our forces reached him, ten years after 9/11, the center of the jihad had long passed from the caves of Waziristan to the Middle East — to the Islamic Republic of Iran, to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza, and to the fount of the Islamic hatred and crusade against the West — the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Obama will take credit for the death of al-Qaeda’s leader, and he deserves it — for the aggressive war he waged in Pakistan in particular. This was a forward strategy that provoked the wrath of the “liberal” establishment when Nixon tried it in Vietnam, and Reagan in Libya and Bush in Iraq. Unfortunately, this is only the right hand of Obama’s strategy towards the jihad. The left hand is simultaneously stoking the fires of Islamic aggression in its heartland, the Middle East, and our war with this evil is just beginning.

In his speech tonight the President talked as though the war is a war with al-Qaeda, although al-Qaeda has played a very small and diminishing role in the 17,000 plus Islamic terrorist attacks that have been perpetrated since 9/11. After that attack, Bush swore that the United States would not tolerate terrorist regimes that threatened the democracies of the West. You’re either for us or against us he said, to the dismay of the appeasement Left. But since then Islamic terrorist regimes have been created in Lebanon and Gaza and Somalia, the Taliban has been resurgent in Pakistan and the Muslim Brotherhood has risen in Egypt. The storm clouds that are gathering — not least because of the feckless ineptitude of the Obama Administration itself — will not be dispelled by one man’s death.

There are many days of grief and suffering on the horizon still. As President Bush so rightly said in the days after 9/11, this will be a long hard war that is likely to last our lifetimes.


Any questions?
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Question of the Day

Here in Minneapolis there are still piles of plowed up and compacted snow, which are not protected by shade, still visible from the streets and highways. And yesterday, on the First of May, I saw snowflakes falling while I was parked at a cab stand.

What ever happened to Global Warming?
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thought for the Day

William Shatner as the voice of the Robot Monster in the upcoming remake of Robot Monster:

I must!
But yet,
I CANNOT!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

A Movie

I just saw Atlas Shrugged, Part One.

It wasn't how I visualized it.

It's better.


Les

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Today In Minneapolis

A ground level billboard at the intersection at the intersection of Franklin and Hennepin avenues in Minneapolis has, after the better part of a month, finally been defaced. The billboard showed the first sentence of the novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Apparently someone had splashed some kind of fecal colored liquid on it.

Maybe somebody missed a hit on their bong and finally noticed it.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

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

-- Some Blogger

And a day without Socialism is also a day without malicious obstruction and gross incompetence.
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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Impressions

With the surge in retail space vacancies, and not just in the malls, I feel like I'm living on the first page of Atlas Shrugged.

And if the First Family starts to consume mass quantities of grapefruit I am going to scream.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quote of the Day

It is more a subject of joy that we have so few of the desperate characters which compose modern regular armies. But it proves more forcibly the necessity of obliging every citizen to be a soldier; this was the case with the Greeks and the Romans, and must be that of every free State. Where this is no oppression, there will be no pauper hirelings. We must train and classify the whole of our male citizens, an make military instruction a regular part of collegiate education. We can never be safe till this is done.

-- President Thomas Jefferson

Short of a revolution I simply don't see this happening.
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Freedom has many difficulties, and democracy is not perfect. But we have never had to build a wall to keep our people in."

-- President John F. Kennedy


Imagine how much fun the city of Chicago could be if they were able to put up a wall to keep the productive victims in... assuming of course they could get their overpaid municipal union workers employees to actually get up and build the thing.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

A Bunch Of Quotes From The Other Les

"The Right believes in creating wealth, the Left believes in grabbing it."

"Gosh, his feelings must be real hurt when he found out that the average citizen has more functioning neurons than he does."

"Why does the Left insist on being anything but right?"

"Whenever I listen to a speech by or read the writings of a socialist, or whatever any other advocate of affirmative coercion chooses to call himself this week, it is with the reasonable expectation of being lied to."

"When fighting for one's life, one NEVER uses the Queensberry rules."

"Peace in the real world is simply the absence of those -- such as the socialists -- who seek to deprive you, I, and our fellow citizens of our own Life, Liberty, and Property. Real peace can only be achieved by the physical isolation or outright elimination of those who seek to subjugate, plunder and murder us. This can only be done through the use of physical force...In short, true peace can only be achieved only through the possession of superior firepower and the moral will to use it."

"Somewhere out there is about thirty feet of rope and a lampost with Charlie Shumer's name on them."

"Stupid and artificial is in my mind very repulsive."

"Of course when that "hippy chick" is portrayed by Charlotte Rampling, circa 1974, the affirmative choice is pretty much a given."


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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

"A Bolo is what a Cylon wants to be when it grows up."

-- The Other Les

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Huh?

Alex Johnson of The Epoch Times reports:

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the USSR, said recently that Moammar Ghadafi could be run out of Libya due to the violent force used to combat the protests.

"Gadhafi reacted so ruthlessly that he might end up being forced out (of his country),” Gorbachev told CNN. “I don't want to make predictions or anything, but he's shooting at people; he is using the military and weapons against defenseless people."

Um, isn't that pretty much the definition of how the Soviet State operated?

You simply can not have Socialism, or "social justice", or any other political order that operates on looting without the exercise of deadly force against the productive population.

The only alternative to a social and political order based on the principle of consent is coercion by physical force. (The emission of fraudulent ideologies only serves to cloud the issue.)

As the present looting spree by the Tax Eaters continues we will eventually see mobs of overburdened taxpayers taking to the streets with their fists in the air and chanting: "HELL NO! WE DON'T OWE!"*

To the various gangs of Tax Eaters, who depend on tax revenue for their sustenance, this is nothing less than a death sentence. And their patrons in executive office on the state and federal level will respond to a tax strike with open and deadly force.

They simply have no other choice.


* Yes, I know what's going on in Wisconsin. I'm simply predicting that things will get a lot worse.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Question For Today

I have a question for Republican office holders and members of the Tea Party:

If public employee unions, and teacher's unions in particular are corrupt, then how can we continue to allow them anywhere near our children?

I think the answer is obvious.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

Mark Urbin posted this on his No Moss Here blog:


Much of the left’s hate speech bears greater similarity to a psychological disorder than to standard political discourse. The hatred is blinding, producing logical contradictions that would be impossible to sustain were it not for the central element faith plays in the left’s new religion. The basic tenet of their faith is this: Maybe they were wrong on facts and policies, but they are good and conservatives are evil. You almost want to give it to them. It’s all they have left.

-- Ann Coulter

Anyone who feels that they are automatically right is automatically wrong.

The persistent habit by the members of The Left of refusing to check their basic beliefs (what Ayn Rand used to call a Premise Check) as well as their immediate facts is leading them away from the path of reality (and thus Life) and onto the path of insanity and destruction. It should come as no surprise that horrendous megaperson body counts were run up by collectivist states in Twentieth Century. Each of those states were founded on a falsehood and led by a leader who was held to be infallible.

Anyone who feels that they are infallible is already in the failure mode.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?
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Monday, January 31, 2011

Thought for the Day

If President Richard M. Nixon could be briefly brought back from the dead, what would you ask him?

Two things immediately came to mind:

1. Was it really too much trouble to have prosecuted, convicted, and executed Jane Fonda for treason?

2. Arms control treaties with the Soviet Union? What the Hell were you smoking?

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Progressives In Action

In the early 1930s, the Communist Party of the United States censured a comrade whom they had assigned to infiltrate the National Guard, because he refused to distribute materials demanding the abolition of corporal punishment of the troops on the grounds that it had already been abolished, nearly a century earlier.

-- Al Nofi's CIC, Strategy Page


We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Comment

I've pretty much invoked the "Cry Wolf" rule as far as the emissions of the Leftist Commentariat is concerned.

And I expect the Senior Senator from New York to call for more violence against more innocent people in three... two... one...

"Mister Schmumer... what's it like to not have a Human soul?"
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Sunday, January 02, 2011

“Natalie Portman Lesbian Scene"

Apart from the gross overemphasis on a certain part of the female anatomy the one thing I really hated about Penthouse was the lesbian scenes. (But I do have to say that it was too bad that Guccione’s fusion reactor project never got off the ground.)

But then I pretty much dropped Playboy after they went all plastic. (The lips and other parts of the anatomy) I would not be the slightest bit surprised if a Mattel Barbie doll was chosen as the Playmate of the Month.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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