Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Something I Found

It starts at this site:

Since the internal link lead to a dead end I looked for the trailer on YouTube:


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Thought for the Day

The Left hates Ann Coulter for one very simple reason, she is not as the Left in general is, a brain-dead socialist drone who robotically parrots the party line ladled out by Marxists who style themselves as intellectuals.

In short, she has a brain and she uses it.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

So Anyway...

John Weeks has updated his page on the I-35W bridge.

He includes recently taken photos of the salvage operation.

Monday, August 27, 2007

John Bergstrom Still Doesn't Play Well With Others

John Bergstrom (a.k.a. Varmint) on Christiane Amanpour:

Somehow she's become a feminist icon by travelling the world and kissing the asses of brutal misogynist dictators.

Oriana Fallaci has been dead for a year, and is still more relevant and aware of the world.

We're still not worthy...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Quote of the Day

"Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does."

-- Charles Elmer Hires, The Inventor of Root Beer Soda


So Anyway

I was fired by Pizza Hut on Wednesday of last week. I picked up my last paycheck from them today.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rant of the Day

Some idiot in a forum at The Agony Booth posted this:

Originally posted by Thegoon

Any personal political philosophy that defends the right of businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, or race is immoral if not completely wrong. And it's one of the reasons she isn't taken seriously over here at all.

I have responded thus:

The nick you have chosen for yourself is totally appropriate.

The fact of reality is that the holding of a job without the consent of the employer is not a right, it is a privilege, an act of legislation enacted for private benefit. In this case the privilege was enacted for the purpose of buying the votes of an distinct volitional collective and done so at the expense of those who create jobs. With the further absurd effect of making slaves of the employers.

The fact of the matter here is that it is you who is calling for the deliberate initiation of violence against innocent people who are exercising their own rational judgment while peacefully minding their own business.

The two basic modes of human interaction are consent and force. The contract versus the whip.

Instead of allowing us to deal with each other on the basis of consent, you have appointed yourself a superior being and are now calling for the punishment of those who rightfully refuse to submit to your whims.

The fact of reality is that the philosophy of Objectivism and those like myself who follow it are not evil. You are.

I didn't choose to treat other people like sub-human animals, you did.

You can choose to renounce that choice and rejoin Humanity, or you can continue to strut about like a superior being, secure in the knowledge that your victims will not lift a finger to terminate your utterly useless existence, even though you deserve it.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

These Dreams

Imagine a world where the Marxist inspired degeneration of culture and fashion never occurred.

Imagine a train slowly moving through a town carrying brightly painted state of the art German tanks.

Imagine being surrounded by a vast crowd of really nice ladies, and I really do mean proper ladies, singing and speaking, in German.

Imagine wishing that you had taken the German language course in high school.

That's the dream that caused me to oversleep by about half a hour this morning.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Some Things I'd Rather Not See Go On.

Fred Phelps and his clan are in town to protest at the funeral of a bridge collapse victim today.

Come on God. Just one lightning bolt on the asshole. Please?

(Some people wonder why I'm an atheist.)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Thought for the Day

Even if Hillary is beaten in 2008 I don't believe for a second that we will see the last of her. If history has taught us anything it is that those who see power over others as the central value of their lives (Lenin, Hitler, Castro, Chavez, et al.) will continue to work toward that goal until they have achieved it.

That means if we are lucky Hillary will become the Harold Stassen of the Democratic Party, doomed to perpetually run for the office of President. If we're not lucky, she'll win the office of President.

(Yes, I know it wasn't nice to compare her to Harold Stassen. But then I'd dig him up vote for him before I'd vote for Hillary.)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality,

Still At It

Some leftie asshole put up a banner within view of the former Interstate 35W bridge that reads "REBUILD AMERICA (Not Iraq)".

I assumed it was a leftie asshole because it was in a leftie neighborhood.

Monday, August 06, 2007

The Continuation of Life

Mr. Lileks has linked to a moral moron who has suggested that the Interstate 35W Bridge not be rebuilt.

This reject from the character list of Atlas Shrugged said:

Successful highway reclamation projects have occurred after earthquake disasters along the West Coast where highway culture as born. These have rejuvenated their downtowns by re-structuring transportation solutions made half a century ago when trucks and SUVs were impossible to have. The added real estate and benefits outweigh the new highway bridge that will "outlast the test of time" that would be built in its place. What if Minneapolis wants its land back? What if this City refuses to become a drive-through?

And what if something, like this bridge, is a value to a human being? In the view of the mentally inverted it is evil and must be destroyed. And if it is destroyed by accident then it must not be rebuilt.

There has to be a cure for mental inversion. Unfortunately, the only one that immediately comes to mind involves the use of thirty feet of rope and a convenient bri... um... other bridge.

So anyway. In my experimentation with alternate routes today I stumbled on to the local headquarters of the Libertarian Party on Raymond Avenue in St. Paul, with a big shop window sized Ron Paul for President banner. It was about a block away from the Mike Ciresi (tobacco litigation looter) for U.S. Senate headquarters on University Avenue.

The funny thing is that Paul Wellstone used to have his usual campaign headquarters on the same city block. It's now a New Age/Wicca bookstore.

A Message From Rob Devenport


Yes, the TML and all of are down. I'm using an
old subscriber list to notify everyone, so if you've unsubscribed in
the last several months, I apologize for sending this to you. And if
I've missed anyone that you know of, please let them know the status.

A couple days ago, a cracker penetrated the
server and deleted all files, possibly in retaliation for Tod stopping
an attack a month ago where someone tried to usurp the server and set
up their own rogue mail server. The recent backups are lost (and Tod
had been within a week of putting a new backup system online too).
He's going to go back to an older backup and rebuild the system (with
tightened security measures).

Since he doesn't believe the attacker overwrote files but just mucked
up the inodes, he's hopeful that much of the user data can be
recovered - it will just take a good deal of time.
The plan is to get the server and basic services (mail server) back up
as soon as practical, I think maybe within a few days, then get user's
data back if possible, which may take a few weeks.

I'll send more details as they become available, or if you have
questions, let me know. With luck you won't hear from me, but from the
list when it's up again.

And as for that cracker miscreant, I just hope they get within range
of my FGMP...

Rob Davenport
TML listmom2

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Life Goes On, Sort of, Continued.

Mn-Dot is dismantling the traffic signals and putting up jersey barriers at the intersections on the upper part of Minnesota Highway 280 today. This bottlenecked the traffic on the I-35W detour route down to one lane.

After I checked my P.O. box in at the Downtown Post Office I found a place to park, grabbed the set of binoculars that I keep in my car, and walked down to the old Stone Arch Bridge. There was a crowd on that bridge. I couldn't see the whole of the wreckage of the 35W bridge but I could see huge patches of rust on some the structural pieces that were visible.

Why do I have the odd feeling that I'm living in a chapter of Atlas Shrugged?

Saturday, August 04, 2007

And Now...A Link!

For my fellow Lizards I'm posting a link to my flickr page.

Life Goes On, Sort of.

There is a big box strip mall, The Quarry Center, just off of the closed section of I 35W where I do a lot of grocery shopping. The grocery store didn't appear to be effected by the closure but parking lots in front of the other stores were very close to being empty.


Before Wednesday I would drive around the perimeter of the main parking lot in order to avoid the clogged lane right in front of the retail buildings to get to the Rainbow Foods grocery store. On Thursday I just followed the lane in front. It was that dead there.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Friday, August 03, 2007

I just posted this comment over at the Rott:

There has been for the last three decades an effort by the local members of the DFL (Donk) Party to build a rail-based mass-transit system. Part of this effort involved the practice of deliberately underfunding the construction of maintenance of local highways to give the appearance of legitimate necessity to their rail scheme.

This simply reaffirms in my mind my belief that the word “democrat” is now a synonym for murderer.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Bad News

The bridge that carries Interstate Highway 35-W over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis has collapsed into the river.

Until Mn-DOT had started work to refurbish the bridge it was part of the route that I took to and from the Pizza Hut where I work.

Update on Thursday Morning:

L.A. Sunsett has something to say on this.