Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


As a rule I generally prefer to drive the products of the Ford Motor Company.

Any further questions?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Fascism can cause blunt head trauma and/or violent death. Keep fascism away from children and pets."

-- A banned poster in Wisconsin

Seriously, read this.

I dare you not to make some physical gesture in disbelief or disgust.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


While I did make a decent amount of money driving a cab last night, is was a tiring and frustrating process. It appears that every idiot in Minneapolis had to take their friends out and party.

And the cab really needs a brake job too.

That is all for today.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Request

I want to hear a lesbian sing a cover version of "Pretty Woman".

Is that too much to ask?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


There appears to be a rising chorus of voices on the Left that are complaining about the performance of Barack Obama, or who are calling for his outright replacement.

In a private discussion an online correspondent stated his belief that any serious attempt to replace Obama as the candidate of his party would cause the effective breakup of the party.

Now this may be due to a bit of sleep deprivation on my part (and I'm open to suggestions on that separate problem) but I believe that I have thought of a way that Obama could be replaced as the leader of the party and the head of the ticket in the next national election without causing the disintegration of his own party.

I will therefore predict that Barack Obama will be assassinated by a conspiracy originating in his own party.

So what's Lon Horiuchi doing these days?


I think I called it a bit over two years ago:

A thought occurred to me yesterday as I was leaving the tire store:

The stated goal of Scientology is to clear the planet of mental illness, the actual effect is to clear the wallets and bank accounts of its followers.

The stated goal of Obamatology is to clear the planet of the effects of Capitalism, the actual effect is to clear the wallets and bank accounts of American citizens.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

I remember someone getting a bit upset when I referred to the local Obama campaign headquarters as the Obamatology org.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I Almost Forgot About This

Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day so I'm reposting this once again:

This was originally posted on a site that no longer exists except in the Internet Archive:

Daily Affirmations for your 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


Thursday, September 15, 2011

So Anyway

I apparently got into a disagreement with another blogger over whether or not the original Star Wars movie (now known as Episode Four) was a low budget movie.

To put the argument in perspective I present the trailer and official website for really and truly low budget sci-fi film.

It was apparently shot over several weekends with the three actors getting the guild minimum of $75 a day. Which is a bit less than what I take home while driving a taxi on the night shift in Minneapolis.

I suspect with adjustments for inflation that Ed Wood had bigger budgets for his cinematic disasters.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thoughts For Today

A lot of folks are putting up their thoughts for the tenth anniversary of the infamous day.

Here's a couple:

There really isn't much I could add to the chorus of comments and remembrances. But I will say something.

One of the nice things about having one's own blog is that one cannot be banned from posting on for speaking the truth. This has already happened twice to me elsewhere for making factual statements about Islam and those who refuse to see the truth.

My remembrances of those events are here (So Anyway) and here (Another Emergency Backup Posting).

Those who blind themselves to the truth are harming themselves. It would be nice if they were only harming themselves.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Friday, September 09, 2011

Definition for the Day

Stimulus: When the Federal Government takes money from those who have earned it and gives it to those who didn't.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

Saturday, September 03, 2011


Today is the anniversary of The Beslan Massacre.

I regret to say that I've been inconsistent in posting these reminders.