Saturday, June 30, 2007

In Other News

There's been another sighting of Islamic Rage Boy.

Remember, the .45 ACP was invented to deal with trash like this.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Friday, June 29, 2007

Today in Pizzaland

There is a driver who has worked at my Pizza Hut location longer than I have.

Today his car caught on fire.

Apparently he was using on of the small "personal pan" pizza boxes for an ashtray and cigarette butt burned through and ignited the form padding in the passenger side front seat.

The fire was caught before it did serious damage to the car. He's still driving it on deliveries tonight.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Blast From The Past

"There was once, O men of Athens, something in the minds of the people that is no longer there --something that defeated the might and wealth of Persia, that vindicated the liberty of Greece, the was never conquered on land or sea, and that is now gone, leaving all Greece in turmoil and dismay.

"And what was that? Nothing elaborate or abstruse, but the simple fact all men hated those who took bribes from the seekers of power and the agents of subversion. That was accounted the greatest of crimes, so that he who was convicted of having been corrupted of bribes or by favors was condemned to the ultimate penalty, with no room for excuse and no hope for pardon.

... But now everything is for sale ... For what are now the consequnces of treason? Envy, for those who have profited; laughter for those who confess; pardon for those who are convicted; and hatred--hatred is now reserved for the man who speaks harshly of treason."

-- Demosthenes, 341 B.C. (written three years before Athens lost her independence) ,


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Quote of the Day

Science adopts a term from The Far Side.

"Now this end is called the thagomizer, after the late Thag Simmons."

“He has a completely warped mind, which we absolutely love.”

-- Ken Carpenter, a paleontologist, on Gary Larson.

I miss The Far Side.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Double-Plus Duh!

Terrorists get wasted.

Frontally attacking fortified positions in broad daylight is something that real armies (like the one I was in from '82 to '85) teach their troops NOT to do.

To actually drive up to the target in civilian vehicles in daylight is just double-plus stupid.

It appears that the terrorists (and their treasonous scum-sucking vermin supporters here in the U.S.) have yet to grasp the fact that warfare is a process that is subject to rational study and practice and not an exercise in testosterone generation.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Quote of the Day

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl dominos." -- (In his house in R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits for the pizza guy.)

-- Mark Urbin's RPG Sig page

There's a reason I work for Pizza Hut and not Domino's.

There's also a reason why I never pursued a career in music.

And another...

Friday, June 15, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

This Is Interesting

I was reading "How Smart Is Hillary?" By Thomas Lifson when I came across this sentence:

Hillary, in other words, is a consummate networker and climber.

Anyone who is well read on the subject of the history of the Soviet Union could also say the same thing about Comrade Stalin.

It's just another reason for me to refer to Hillary as Hilary Stalinova.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Thought for the Day

Politics is mainly a contest between those who think they know but don't (The Left and the Greens) and those who know that they don't know (Conservatives and Libertarians)

-- Dr. John Ray


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

This Is Insane

The federal government has performed a major boo-boo.

Tuesday: Vang Pao charged in Laos plot

In an indictment sure to jolt Minnesota's large Hmong population, federal authorities in California charged Gen. Vang Pao and eight others Monday with plotting to overthrow the Communist government in their former homeland of Laos.

"We are looking at conspiracy to murder thousands and thousands of people at one time," Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Twiss said in court.

That should be "twit", not Twiss. Anyone who acts to protect a communist state is an idiot and an accessory to mass slavery and mass murder.

Killing a communist is not an act of murder. It is an act that saves human lives.

How the hell can we expect the institution of government to defend human civilization when they work instead to protect barbarians?

U.S. Attorney Bob Twiss and his staff should be fired for giving aid and comfort to the enemies of Mankind.

I've included the complete text below.

Tuesday: Vang Pao charged in Laos plot

The once revered leader of Minnesota's Hmong and eight others were arrested in an alleged plot to overthrow the Laos government.

By Curt Brown, Star Tribune

Last update: June 05, 2007 – 10:46 PM
In an indictment sure to jolt Minnesota's large Hmong population, federal authorities in California charged Gen. Vang Pao and eight others Monday with plotting to overthrow the Communist government in their former homeland of Laos.

"We are looking at conspiracy to murder thousands and thousands of people at one time," Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Twiss said in court.

Vang Pao led Hmong soldiers who fought alongside the CIA and U.S. troops during the Vietnam War, paving the way for thousands of Hmong to end up in Minnesota. Once revered, Vang Pao has had his popularity and credibility decline in recent years. Two years ago, the Minnesota attorney general's office forced the Vang Pao Foundation to close and pay restitution after violating state nonprofit laws.

Vang Pao splits his time between homes in Minnesota and Orange County, Calif.

He was scheduled to be in St. Paul for next month's Hmong soccer tournament. He is now in custody after being arrested at his home in Westminster, Calif., on Monday morning.

"Some people have positive feelings about the general, some don't like him ... but this will come as a shock," said Ilean Her, director of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans.

"I have to see some evidence," she said. "He's at the trail end of his popularity and I would say these charges would have had more credibility 10 years ago when he had much more influence, at least here in Minnesota."

Xang Vang -- who drives the general when he comes to Minnesota, including a trip for a veterans' celebration earlier this year -- said that despite the recent controversies with his foundation, Vang Pao remains highly respected in the local Hmong community.

"He's like George Washington to the American citizens," said Vang, who runs the Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association. "Without him, the Hmong would all be dead in Laos."

Vang Pao has long been unwavering in his promise to Hmong refugees that he would help them overthrow the Communist government of Laos so that they could one day return to their homeland.

He has reportedly raised millions of dollars in the past 25 years, often from impoverished Hmong families who make monthly contributions to a secretive organization called Neo Hom.

Her said the indictment will likely spark fear in the local Hmong community, which is considered the largest urban concentration of Hmong in the country. "Resistance fighting can now be labeled as terrorism by U.S. authorities," Her said. "The local community will want to see the evidence."

Six-month investigation

The nine men indicted, including Harrison Ulrich Jack, a 1968 graduate of West Point, allegedly conspired to obtain hundreds of AK-47s, Stinger missiles, anti-tank missiles, mines, rockets and C-4 explosive, as well as smoke grenades, to overthrow the Laotian government.

All the suspects are in custody and appeared before a federal magistrate judge in U.S. District Court in Placerville, Calif., on Monday afternoon to hear the charges read against them.

The charges stem from a six-month undercover investigation, dubbed "Operation Tarnished Eagle," that included a series of meetings with undercover federal agents during which the plotters allegedly discussed moving weapons into safe houses in Thailand and Laos.

Vang Pao is accused with the eight others of violating the U.S. neutrality act by plotting on American soil to invade a foreign country.

Jack, a former U.S. infantry officer who retired in 1977 as a lieutenant colonel in the California National Guard, allegedly approached defense contractors seeking munitions for the plot, according to a criminal complaint.

Some of the suspects allegedly sought out former Army Special Forces and Navy Seal veterans to serve as mercenaries.

125 AK-47s and 20,000 rounds

The complaint charges that since January the suspects have inspected a wide variety of weapons, including AK-47s, Stinger missiles and Claymore mines.

The complaint said the group purchased "an initial installment of 125 AK-47 machine guns, 20,000 rounds of ammunition, and crates of smoke grenades for a purchase price of $100,000, to be delivered in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 12, 2007."

A $50,000 payment was to be made June 11, with the balance to be handed over the next day, when the weapons were to be received, the complaint said. A third payment of $50,000 was to cover the purchase of some Stinger missiles, the government contends.

Jack allegedly met and spoke with an undercover federal agent several times to discuss weapons procurement, and had budgeted $9.8 million for the desired munitions. The money was to come from "contributions from community leaders through the clan leadership," the complaint says.

Various discussions of the plot allegedly took place at Sacramento-area bars, restaurants and hotels, and the parking lot of a Kmart near Hwy. 99 in Stockton.

Reducing targets 'to rubble'

In May, the complaint said, the suspects had "intelligence operatives" in place in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos, "conducting surveillance of military and government facilities in downtown Vientiane."

The suspects also "issued an operations plan to a contractor to conduct a military strike in downtown Vientiane," the complaint said, "against specifically identified military and civilian government personnel and buildings."

It said the suspects told their mercenary force "to reduce [the targets] to rubble, and make them look like the results of the attack upon the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001."

Staff writers Howie Padilla, Paul McEnroe and the Sacramento Bee contributed to this report. Curt Brown • 651-298-1542 •

© 2007 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Quote of the Day

The Baptist practice of ensuring that all of their parishioners can swim is a good idea

-- Andrew Borntreger, U.S. Marine and Film Critic

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Today in Day by Day, Chris Muir takes a shot at Lucas Electrics.

Perfectly understandable. I briefly owned a British sports car (a Triumph TR-7) and I can tell you from experience that Lucas Electrics parts suck.

I should also note that when the Brazilian Navy bought an old British aircraft carrier they had to completely rewire it with Brazilian made electrical components.