Saturday, December 25, 2010

More Anniversaries

On this day in 1989 a dictator was properly disposed of.

Also on this day in 753 ab urbe condita someone important was born in a barn.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Statistic

Apparently today is the anniversary of the birth of Comrade Stalin.

Some so-called people apparently feel that this was a good thing:

Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union, has been remembered today by Russian Communists on what would have been his 131st birthday.

His supporters placed four thousand red carnations on his grave beside Kremlin walls.

They had raised 80,000 rubles in a fundraising drive with the slogan 'Two carnations for Comrade Stalin', organiser Igor Sergeyev told the Interfax news agency.

Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov placed the flowers beside a bust of Stalin that stands on his grave.

He called for the 're-Stalinisation' of Russian society in an open letter today, addressed to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Medvedev has criticized the rights abuses of the Soviet era.

Zyuganov said at a news conference today:

"Putin and Medvedev's stability is based on what Stalin and the Soviet authorities created.

"They have not created anything themselves in 10 years."

Under Stalin's rule millions died due to his forced industrialisation, the collectivisation of agriculture and the imprisonment and execution of ideological enemies.

Of course I've never made any secret of the fact that I firmly believe that that the remaining advocates of Communism should have to actually experience the practice of their doctrine from the point of view of the victim. And of course the most efficient way to do this is for each of them to receive one round in the head in the old Soviet style. (Of course it would be best if this is dome while they're in what we could call the larval stage.)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thought for the Day

I do think that its a bit weird to be driving into a sunrise at eight in the morning.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Question of the Day

What ever happened to Anthropogenic Global Warming?

The inflato-roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome stadium (appropriately named for a famous source of hot air) collapsed as a result of a blizzard this weekend.

This will have the effect of transferring all Minnesota Vikings football games to other venues and all associated taxicab business with it. Not good for a cab driver like me.

I also spent several hours working to get my car unstuck from the parking lot of the building I live in.

This weekend just sucks.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oh, Really?

While driving my cab today I discovered that some American Indians actually celebrate Thanksgiving.

I would not doubt for a second that if some lefty sociologist were to discover this that they would attribute it to a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gosh, What A Surprise!

Another believer in the Primacy of the Parasite and the Sacredness of the Earth has come up with a brilliant idea:

Bikers, fear the flat no more — those days of cumbersome packs with oversized pumps may be behind you. In the spirit of some other resourceful bike tricks like the Aquaduct Bike and the Airbag “Collar,” Instructables shows how you can build a pump to siphon air from car tires to fix a flat — all you need is a 50-100 cm long air hose and two chucks.

I have to start by saying that I really don't have a problem with people who own and ride bicycles. The purchase and recreational use of a bicycle (an old school ten speed, not one of those newfangled mountain bikes) is on my personal list of things to do. (Along with getting a pilot's license and taking up the guitar again.)

But as someone who is a professional driver I could go on and on about the narcissistic assholes who engage in abusive behavior with their very expensive bicycles on the public streets.

When I was doing pizza delivery in South Minneapolis I found that the fastest route from the store to a certain area was a road running along the west bank of the Mississippi River. Unless, of course, one or more bicyclists, in their special bicyclist clothes*, decided to ride in the street instead of the nicely paved and specially constructed bicycle path that was just off of and running parallel to the road.

And then there are the assholes who ride side by side on the public streets and thus making it impossible to pass the group without going into the opposite lane. Imagine how much fun this is when there is oncoming traffic. Of course if you live in an area with a significant "Progressive" population you don't have to imagine it.

And then there are those obviously superior individuals who feel that they don't have to comply with the traffic signals or otherwise pay attention to what's ahead of them.** Never mind the obviously predictable results.

So it comes to no surprise to me that some obviously caring, compassionate, and progressive defender of Mother Gaia*** come up with a means to facilitate their continued movement in the face of adverse circumstances.

Never mind the fact the lowering the pressure of an automotive tire will adversely effect the efficiency and safety of the vehicle. So what if it lethally endangers an innocent family. In the eyes of the caring, compassionate, and progressive defenders of Mother Gaia that father and mother, and their children are only useless emitters of carbon dioxide anyway.

* One day I saw someone wearing a red bicyclist shirt with the Hammer and Sickle, and the letters "CCCP" emblazoned upon it. I passed up the temptation to ask if they had run out of brown shirts and swastika armbands.

** Seriously, I was slowly pulling out the parking lot of the taxi company that I now drive for and some local crackhead riding on the sidewalk on what was likely a stolen bicycle plows into the right side of the cab at about the position of the rear wheel. Given the way I drive when I'm trying not to hit something (And I did once pass up an opportunity to run over former Vice President Mondale and wife while they were walking in the street in Downtown Minneapolis) I should have been visible for at least fifteen seconds. Which is more than enough time for a clean and sober person to slow down and stop. Of course I refused the crackhead's demands for monetary compensation.

** THAT BITCH! Do I have to go on?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thought for the Day

The problem is not the Emperor's attire or lack of it, the problem is that the damned fool thinks that he is the Emperor.

This thought for the day is brought to you by the letters "W", "T", and "F".

Monday, November 01, 2010

Today On My Day Off

The fellow who took my order at the White Castle in St. Louis Park, Minnesota give me the senior discount.

Yes, I've lost some hair and some of what's left is a bit gray, but it is still a bit over five weeks short of my fiftieth birthday.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Message for Today

A message from Chuck Prime:

From ResistNet:

The Republican Party has set up a Hotline for election day, 1-888-775-8117, which will be staffed by attorneys, to handle polling issues and possible voter fraud or intimidation. If folks even guess that it might be taking place, they should call for free advice.

Bloody good thing I now have a cell phone.


Saturday, September 25, 2010





“Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult.”
– Gen. David Petraeus

General, I ask you this: what in hell is your “mission” if We the People jeopardize it by exercising our First Amendment rights in our own homeland? Is your “mission” to defend our rights against foreign enemies, or to defend foreign enemies against our rights?

You made your choice, and you justified it by asserting that you and those under your command have been taken hostage by our terrorist enemy. The ransom demand you obediently delivered to us is that we must submit to your captor’s restrictions against our rightful freedom on our own property, or they’ll kill you.

I remind you and your captors that we do not negotiate with terrorists.

And I remind you that you are the most respected general in the present day, commanding in the most powerful military in all of history, during the most justifiable war in the last seventy years. So please either remember your priorities and slaughter your captors, or resign in disgrace so that we may replace you with a warrior. And if you resign, please do so along with President Obama, Gen. Caldwell, Pentagon Spokesman Lapan, Sec. of State Clinton, Atty. Gen. Holder, NATO Sec. Rasmussen and all others in all branches of government and in all alliances who echoed your request, no matter whether they did so mindlessly or with surrender aforethought.

Our own military leaders asking us to forsake our freedom is un-American. Asking us to do it to on behalf of the comfort of our enemy in a time of war is treasonous. And asking us to do it in the name of the alleged cowardice of those under your command is a shocking and unthinkable act of surrender which I still don’t have all the words for.

But I do have the action for it. We the People will force the issue right here and now. If peacefully exercising our unalienable rights on our own property here in our own homeland endangers you, then we will endanger you.

We will burn the Koran for freedom and post the videos for all the world to see. We will be overt or covert, we will be named or anonymous, we will be sparse or numerous – but we will be unstoppable, and eventually we will be effective.

We will do this because you have no goddamned right to sell out our freedom for the sake of our enemy’s sensitivity. We will do it because you more than have the power to defend yourselves against that enemy if only you would use it. We will do it because facing danger to defend our rightful freedom is why we pay you, train you, equip you, promote you, appoint you, deploy you, and – formerly! – revere you.

You work for us, General, not for our enemy. And we will regain control over you and over this war from the command center of our own backyards. We will destroy any of your alliances of appeasement which would restrict our constitutional rights. We will force the military to defend yourselves and us as you were deployed to do, or to come home in defeat and lock the door behind you.

Whether accidentally through stupidity or deliberately through manipulation, it’s been made clear that We the People have the power to force this issue with nothing more than a book, a match and a video recording.

And so we will.

A right not exercised under duress is a right that has been surrendered. And should you and those above you continue to choose surrender as the course of the military, that will be your own course, your own bargain with the devil, and your own shame – not that of We the People. If free individuals are to remain free, they must defy all oppression at all times, without special exceptions. America was founded on defiance! And some of us remain a proudly defiant people to this day. So if your “mission” is to build understanding in the world, then make sure they understand that about us.

When we can burn our own copies of the Koran on our own soil without credible threats from jihadists or appeasement of those threats from our military and our government, then we will gladly stop burning them.

We may live in occupied territory psychologically, but we do not yet live in occupied territory legally or physically. We will do as we please, and we will continue to expect all branches of our government to secure our right to do it.

I remind you that securing our rights is the only legitimate reason that governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

And not everybody among the governed consents to surrendering our rights to terrorists. We will ensure that you either join us in resisting them, or get out of the way.

Let’s roll.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

What Day Is It?

Its the International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

And that means its time for get in touch with your inner pirate. And who doesn't want to get in touch with their 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

"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."

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

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

"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."

"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!"

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

"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


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Chuck Prime, who was the sysop for our local Objectivist BBS here in Minneapolis (He moved to Arizona) has set up a couple of interesting sites:

This was after I posted a letter from him without his permission:


Friday, September 10, 2010

Thought for the Day

To deliberately burn a copy of the Koran in a public act is essentially useless. It's like throwing a Frisbee for Peace, or any of the other stupid acts of posturing practiced by the self-styled Peace Movement back during the Cold War.

It is nothing more than a Voodoo ceremony.

Islam, like all other anti-human (you know, EVIL) ideologies, can only be opposed through the education of the general population of its actual doctrines and effects, and through the consistent exercise of retaliatory force upon those Muslims who cross the line into violence.

When we do this (and we have to) the problem of Koran disposal will take care of itself.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Monday, September 06, 2010

So Anyway

Les wakes up, and he notices that many lefties still hate Bush, and says:

(Roll 1d6)

1-3. So what else is new?

4-5. Really? Kate Bush can't suck that badly.

6. Something involving an obscure anatomical reference that he cannot repeat in a public forum. (Checks to see that he spelled "public" correctly.)

Les goes back to bed.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Thought for the Day

Revolutions happen because the ruling class does something really stupid.

In the American case, it is simply to exist.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

So Anyway

Here's a conversation I had with a customer yesterday:

Passenger: Thank you for being honest!

Me: I like to keep my karma in order.

The passenger had given me 23 dollars when it was very obvious that she had intended to give me 8 dollars for the fare.

Seriously, being dishonest is just too much work.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So Anyway

Yesterday some African American Asshole called me a racist because I wouldn't give him a free ride in my taxi cab.

That's not racism, that's business.

This comment brought to you by the letters "F" and "U".

Monday, July 12, 2010

An Observation

What we have occupying the White House is an affirmative action diversity hire who will do anything other than the job he was hired for.

So what else is new?

This observation is brought to you by the letters "F" and "U".

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Little Unclear On The Concept

"When Japanese troops invested the German colony of Tsingtao [Quingdao], on October 31, 1914, they sent a message wishing the defenders good luck."

-- Al Nofi, May 30, 2010

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Friday, June 11, 2010

So Anyway

The local nurses union staged a strike this week. There were yard signs all over town declaring that they care for us. As far as I recall this is the first time I have ever seen political yard signs go up before a strike.

There have also been billboards put up around the Twin Cities area proclaiming their position of "people before corporate profits." Clearly a shining example of someone's brain on leftism.

I don't believe that it would be a good use of my time to try to explain to the shrieking harpies that without the reasonable expectation of a return on an investment no rational individual would make an investment. In other words, with out profits there are no hospitals. Even the local church based hospitals over in Saint Paul, Minnesota have merged into a corporation, the Healtheast Care System. (I used to work for them.)

I had to hold my tongue and my middle finger today as I and about five other drivers from Red and White Taxi had to drive by some picketing harpies at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital who were shrieking that I and my passengers, four of the nice ladies who were filling in for the strikers, should die.

(I have to wonder how many of those shrieking harpies are involved with the Church of Obamatology.)

You know, I would not want any of those shrieking harpies anywhere near me or any other member of my family in the event of a hospitalization.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010


Found this on YouTube.

Like, Wow!

Like I also need to get back to work on my screenplay for a Traveller film.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Mass Murderer Day!

I'd say "Happy Mass Murderer Day", but that would make me sound like that idiot who's presently married to Barbara Streisand.

Once again the self-styled "Progressives", whose only real progress has been in inventing new excuses for stone age bad behavior, are taking time out from their efforts to turn their respective countries into unspeakable hellholes to celebrate a holiday that they stole from a bunch of heathens.

They still call it May Day. I've started calling it Mass Murderer Day.

For a number of years I have mocked the present occupant of a stolen U.S. Senate seat Al Franken. Ayn Rand once said that it was morally acceptable mock evil as long as it was recognized as evil. So once again I present:

Stuart Smalley's Daily Affirmations for the Inner Communist


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


"I am not a fraud, a Marxist yes, but not a fraud."


"I deserve all the mass adulation from the people I can get without feeling ashamed or being grandiose."


"I will express my feelings today. I will not hide them behind my mustache. My mustache is not a mask for my feelings, but rather a small patch of facial hair that covers my inadequacies."


"When I rob a bank for the cause, I will not be playing those parent tapes in my head: "You wield a revolver like a girl" . . . "Why can't you be more like Stalin?" . . . "Philosophy? What kind of major is that? It's useless!"


"Just because I execute Christians and counter-revolutionaries does not mean I'm an mass-murdering psychopath like my father."


"If I must violently put down a counter-revolution today, it is not because I am a bad person or that I am not worthy of love; it is because my people are a bunch of religion-addicted capitalist sons-of-bitches--and I am mean enough, ruthless enough, and dog gone it, people fear me."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A pile of rocks on their 100,000,000,000,000 dollar note. Wow! What did they expect when a Moscow-indoctrinated stone-age savage is put in charge?

So anyway, I went shopping today.

I was very tempted to insert a Monty Python reference here.

Bought a new M1911A1 made by Rock Island Armory for $556.35 at a gun show today. What can I say? It was love at first sight.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

So Anyway

I dishonored Earth Day by having a Juicy Lucy burger at the 5-8 Club on Cedar Avenue today.

Of course what the Greens really want is a communist state with themselves in charge, and without all of those nasty steel mills.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thought for the Day

Justice consists of getting what you deserve, not receiving what you want.

The absolute last thing the other side wants is justice. Because that would result in their extinction.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


On this day in 1865 some actor who apparently believed in an older version of the Primacy of the Parasite shot a sitting Republican president.

Fortunately, the present generation of thespians who believe in a more recent version of the Primacy of the Parasite are only sitting around and whining about Republicans.

For now.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.


Monday, April 05, 2010

Question of the Day

Does anyone have a spare copy of the Necronomicon that they wouldn't mind mailing to the White House?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So Anyway

I suppose it really helps to have a sense of humor.

We now return to your regularly scheduled reality.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

In Other News

While driving my cab today I saw a tea party at the intersection of Central and University avenues in Northeast Minneapolis. There's apparently a significant labor union building on that corner and a public park on the other side of the intersection.

I honked my horn as I drove by.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thought for the Day

What I want to know is this, can The Big Zero ask a customer at a fast food restaurant if he wants french fries with his meal without resorting to the use of a teleprompter?


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thought for the Day

Something I've noticed:

The Parasites and their partisans in the media are constantly going on and on about how stupid those who rationally oppose them are.

They're really beginning to sound like the alien invaders in Plan Nine From Outer Space.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thought for the Day

I have a message for the Democratic Party and their intellectual partisans, you know, the folks who are visibly upset at the fact that we won't blindly submit to their whims.

Get over it.

Sure, you claimed to won the presidential election by a majority of the votes cast. (After all, your candidate IS an Illinois Democrat)

So what?

An election in a constitutional republic is a process of hiring someone to perform a constitutionally defined task. It is not a mystical collectivist ritual for the anointment of a stone age god-king.

We do not believe in The Leader Principle. We do not believe that the stone age god-king that you call The One is in any way the embodiment of a collective will. And we certainly do not believe that we are in any way subject to what are in fact his individual whims.

We are not and never will be a living prop in your ideological fantasies. We will not bind ourselves with the chains that you offer us. And we will never embark on the path that ultimately leads to the anonymous ditch outside of town.

This isn't Russia in 1917. We know about the ultimate results of your ideological fantasy and will not go down that path without a fight.

So knock it off! Get out of our way and go home, grow up, and get a life.


Monday, January 25, 2010

News From The Future!

In the future math teachers will find it necessary to tell their students that the concept of the "algorithm" was not named for Al Gore.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thought for the Day

If a Democrat really wanted to fight "greed and corruption" all they have to do is refrain from running for and holding public office.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

A Brief Comment

I had a little chat with a postal worker on why they aren't delivering mail to the apartment building that I just moved into. I also spoke to the representative of the building owner on why she can't get the post office to deliver mail to the building.

An iron law (if not THE iron law) of bureaucracy is that the so-called workers in the system will make the least effort necessary in order to collect their paychecks. The ideal situation of course is that the bureaucrat should do no work at all in order to collect their pay. [1] Thus it should be no surprise to us that a new generation of Islamic suicide bombers are penetrating security checkpoints manned by the employees of a Federal agency.

In the private sector a serious failure of that magnitude would result in the firing of the employee who failed to do his job and possible criminal prosecution. In the Federal sector a lazy bum is protected by the civil service apparatus. And God help you if you try to discipline an affirmative action diversity hireling. [2]

The Left, in what they imagine to be their infinite wisdom, is now pushing for placing the entire field of medicine in the hands of people who have no stake in the outcome of medical treatments. Whether you, or the most precious members of your family, live or die is simply irrelevant to them as long as they collect their paychecks and pensions. There is no shortage of horror stories coming out of nations where the state provides universal health care. [3]

Innocent people will die needlessly when the state takes over the field of medicine. the nice term for this is murder.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

1. I've been led to understand that this has been actually achieved in some places in Africa.

2. This may explain why the Democratic Party nominated a grossly inexperienced African-American instead of Hillary Clinton. Apparently many on the left may have felt that the race of Die Grosse Null made him immune from criticism. Not only critics of the policies and actions of the Obama administration are being called racists, they are being called such in a manner similar to the way the old school Klansmen used to describe their victims as "uppity niggers."

3. Livestock on American capitalist farms receive better medical care than the subjects of the Cuban communist state.

Friday, January 01, 2010