Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quote Of The Day

Some things, the more you understand the more you loathe them.

-- Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Monday, June 18, 2012

Five Responses To A Walking Piece Of Excrement

1. When one finds one's self at the bottom of a moral equivalent of a hole, then one has to climb out the hole. The process will take time, and may even take years, but it will happen. Suicide is not a valid means of resolving a moral dilemma.

2. Compliance with an actual moral code takes an entire lifetime. Errors do happen, so do corrections. This takes work, but it will be done.

3. If you are going to stab a friend in the back, do it literally.

4. Never cause an author to become angry at you.

5. You betrayed me, again. Do not expect to be forgiven this time.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Another Thought Of The Day.

If I recall correctly, John Wilkes Booth was a Democrat.

Thought For The Day

In my view the members of the so-called Occupy Movement are basically a bunch of Brownshirts without a uniform, a shave and haircut, and a bath.

But some readers may object that the Occupiers aren't racists while the original Brownshirts were.

But the Occupiers are in fact a racist group, it's just that their racial hatred is directed towards Caucasians who are rational and productive.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Quote Of The Day

From Al Nofi's CIC comes:

When the Duke of Wellington attended the Congress of Vienna in 1814, the Austrian secret police noted that he was accompanied by the famed opera singer Mme. Giuseppina Grassini, “a very pleasant kind of baggage”, who had previously been a mistress of a certain Corsican who had recently removed to Elba.

Ouch! That has to hurt. From the Corsican gentleman's perspective.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Rant Of The Day

----- Original Message -----
From: Hemdian
To: 'The Traveller Mailing List'
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TML] An Idea For A Planetary System, By Leslie Bates (Age 51)

Leslie Bates wrote:
> What? No comments?

You are, of course, free to do whatever you want in YTU. But in
sharing it with others you might find your world view differs
from that of normal folk. For one I don't 'loathe' Iranians. In
fact I currently work with one and can tell you he is a nice guy
(though I don't know if he is a Muslim or not). And in the past
I have worked with devout Muslims (at certain times of the year
certain accommodations were necessary due to their beliefs) and
they were good people too. Perhaps the lack of comments is
because people mistook your post for a troll.

I would be interested in seeing a write up of a world that chose
Zoroastrianism, but please change or leave out the offensive
and implausible backstory.

Regards Hemdian

There was a time when I used to respond to nonsense like this by writing several paragraphs of flames. I've learned the hard way that such responses, especially to morons, generally don't work.

Somehow the moron that is being quoted above has taken offense at the idea that good people should be depicted as behaving like good people.

Oh, and that evil people should be identified and dealt with as evil people. I personally don't see anything wrong with loathing someone for adhering to an evil ideology. If Greater Germany were still under the rule of the National Socialist German Workers Party, I would have the same problem with them as I have with Iran under Islam.