Saturday, December 27, 2008

Motivation for the Day

The late General Loan was the first thing to come to mind when I saw this.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Two Items

First: The right front tire on my car has gone flat.

Second: The asshole who betrayed President Nixon and subsequently empowered the commie-peacefreak faction in Congress, thus allowing them to sell South Vietnam and Cambodia to the Reds, has achieved room temperature.

My previous comments on this piece of excrement are here and here.

Burn in Hell motherf***er.

Monday, December 15, 2008

John Bergstrom Still Doesn't Play Well With Others

(Here's the link)

I've got two words for the UAW: Chapter Eleven.

Seriously. Union members "working" for the Big Three get at least double the wages of other people (actually) working in the same position in a non-union company.

And the reason I cast aspersions upon the work ethic of UAW members is that many of these so-called workers don't actually do any work but they still collect full pay and benefits. This practice effectively adds about two thousand dollars to the price of every automobile offered for sale by the Big Three.

Our socialist overlords are rushing into a bailout of the Big Three because it is in fact a bailout of the UAW. Ayn Rand used to call this phenomena Pull Politics and the practitioners the Aristocracy of Pull.

And as with every other aristocratic set-up its the peasants like us who are compelled to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of those who deem themselves (because no one else will) better than us mere mortals.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Update 0530 18dec08:

Just because someone else is holding the gun doesn't change the fact that someone is engaged in the act of robbery.

So Anyway

The doors on my car are frozen shut.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I just received a letter from the Transportation Security Administration:

Dear Mr. BATES:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has reviewed your application to obtain or renew your hazardous materials endorsement (HME) pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Part 152. You currently meet the requirements to hold an HME.

Accordingly, this letter serves as a Determination of No Security Threat under 49. C.F.R. | 1572.15(d)(1). TSA will notify the state that you may obtain or renew your HME.

So some of the fun stuff I did in the nineties doesn't count.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Weirdness for Today

There exists a recording of a Mexican mariachi band performing a cover of "Heart of Glass". Since I don't understand Spanish I can't really say that it is a cover of "Heart of Glass". It just sounded like what "Heart of Glass" would sound like if it were covered by a Mexican mariachi band.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thought for the Day

Anyone who believes that there is no difference between Right and Wrong is wrong.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Think Of It As Idiocy In Action

The Associated Press reports:

CHICAGO – Federal authorities arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday on charges that he brazenly conspired to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder.

Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in the sale of Wrigley Field, according to a federal criminal complaint. In return for state assistance, Blagojevich allegedly wanted members of the paper's editorial board who had been critical of him fired.

A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

If there is one thing I despise more than an Illinois Nazi its an Illinois Democrat.

The affidavit said Blagojevich also discussed getting a substantial salary for himself at a nonprofit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions.

It said Blagojevich also talked about getting his wife placed on corporate boards where she might get $150,000 a year in director's fees.

He also allegedly discussed getting campaign funds for himself or possibly a post in the president's cabinet or an ambassadorship once he left the governor's office. He noted becoming a U.S. senator might remake his image for a possible presidential run in 2016, according to the affidavit. And he allegedly said a Senate seat would also provide him with corporate contacts if he needed a job and present an opportunity for his wife to work as a lobbyist.

"I want to make money," the affidavit quotes him as saying in one conversation.

This only confirms my thesis that Leftists in general are basically parasites.

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement that "the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering."

"They allege that Blagojevich put a for sale sign on the naming of a United States senator," Fitzgerald said."

Among those being considered for the post include U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Jesse Jackson Jr.

Blagojevich also was charged with using his authority as governor in an attempt to squeeze out campaign contributions.

His chief of staff, John Harris, also was arrested.

Corruption in the Blagojevich administration has been the focus of a federal investigation involving an alleged $7 million scheme aimed at squeezing kickbacks out of companies seeking business from the state. Federal prosecutors have acknowledged they're also investigating "serious allegations of endemic hiring fraud" under Blagojevich.

Political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko who raised money for the campaigns of both Blagojevich and Obama is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of fraud and other charges. Blagojevich's chief fundraiser, Christopher G. Kelly, is due to stand trial early next year on charges of obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

According to Tuesday's complaint, Blagojevich schemed with Rezko, millionaire-fundraiser turned federal witness Stuart Levine and others to get financial benefits for himself and his campaign committee.

Federal prosecutors said Blagojevich and the chairman of his campaign committee have been speeding up corrupt fundraising activities in the last month to get as much money as possible before the end of the year when a new law would curtail his ability to raise contributions from companies with state contracts worth more than $50,000.

According to the affidavit, agents learned Blagojevich was seeking $2.5 million in campaign contributions by the end of the year, with a large part allegedly to come from companies and individuals who have gotten state contracts or appointments.

I and two of my half-brothers were born in Illinois. The family then moved to Minnesota. Definitely a good move.

Blagojevich took the chief executive's office in 2003 as a reformer promising to clean up former Gov. George Ryan's mess.

Which gives us a clear answer to the question of how good the word of a Democrat is.

Do I realy need to say it?

Sunday, December 07, 2008


On this day in 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy did something that was really stupid.

The Imperial government apparently failed their premise check before embarking on a war with the United States.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

History Lesson

What most people don’t realize is that The Matrix is really a remake of the 1969 East German film Wirklichkeit ist eine Illusion, also lassen Sie uns sprechen R├Ątsel, Eintragfaden-Polizei und Tanzkampf (”Reality is an Illusion, so Let Us Speak Riddles, Shoot Police and Dancefight”). This film was made in response to the large number of philosophically obscure European films released in 1968 and the East German communists didn’t want to be left in the dust by their Western opposite numbers (It’s the RED pill for a reason).

Unfortunately the East German censors were either not “read in” on the project or they didn’t care and they refused to approve of its release and the film was placed into storage until the fall of the East German communist government in 1989. After a very short limited release a number of VHS copies of the film made it to Los Angeles and the rest is history.

(Yes, I’m kidding.)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Thought for the Day

The alternative to civilized political discourse is political violence.

Link and Link.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Someone Else's Thought For The Day


See what we learned today Mr. Scruffy? Solve a man's problems with violence, help him for a day. Teach a man to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime!



Outrider at Little Green Footballs wrote:

Not that this tale has much to do with anything------

Back in the mid 80s our unit deployed to REFORGER from Ft Hood, TX to Northern Germany. The section NCOIC brought a stuffed toy duck along as a joke. Shortly after arrival the duck disappeared. But for the next three months while we were there we kept getting these communiques and photos of the duck. The photos usually involved the duck being blindfolded and bound with a gun pointed at its head. I think the "kidnappers" were the Peoples Liberation Army of something or other. But, these photos had backgrounds of scenery all over Europe. It kept people amused for the three months though.

It was finally returned as we were turning the vehicles back in prior to redeployment, when someone noticed the duck was tied spread-eagled to the grill of a five ton truck. Happy ending.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.