Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Galactic Housekeeping #11 (2020 Holiday Edition)

"It's snowing still", said Eeyore gloomily.
"So it is".
"And freezing".
"Is it?"
"Yes", said Eeyore "However", he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." -- A.A. Milne "Winnie The Pooh"

Friday, December 18, 2020

You All Suck (#42- Random Bits of As*hole and Orwell Edition)

 "I believe in equality. Equality for everyone. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them..." -- Steve Martin

"He is not so ugly, after all, provided, of course, that one shuts one's eyes, and does not look at him..." -- Oscar Wilde, "A House of Pomegranates".

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Defeating the Left, Part Three: The Endgame...

 "Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task that has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us..." -- Winston Churchill

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Defeating the Left, Part Two (The Indirect Approach)

 "The Theory of Indirect Approach operates on the line of least expectation...The most effective Indirect Approach is one that lures or startles the opponent into a false move -- so that, as in ju-jitsu, his own effort is turned into the lever of his own overthrow..." -- Basil Henry Liddel-Hart, "The Strategy of Indirect Approach".

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Defeating The Left, Part One (Know Thy Enemy)...

 "If you know the enemy, and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, then for every victory gained you will suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy or yourself, you will succumb in every battle..." -- Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Obligatory "Get Out The Vote Post"...


"Elections belong to the People. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their backs to the fire and burn their behinds, they will just have to sit on the blisters..." -- Abraham Lincoln

"When one with honeyed words but evil mind 
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state..."
-- Euripides, "Orestes"

"The Government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principle device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten, the promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is an advance auction sale of stolen goods..." -- H.L. Mencken

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Coronavirus Theater, Casino Edition...

“But under the beards--and this was K.'s real discovery­ --badges of various sizes and colors gleamed on their coat­ collars. They all wore those badges as far he could see. They were all colleagues, these ostensible parties of the right and left, and as he turned round suddently he saw the same badges on the coat collar of the Examining Magistrate, who was sitting quietly watching the scene with his hands on his knees. "So!" cried K. flinging his arms in the air, his sudden enlightenment had to break out, "every man jack of you is an official, I see, you are yourselves the corrupt agents of whom I have been speaking, you've all come rushing here to listen and nose out what you can about me, making a pretense of party divisions, and half of you applauded merely to lead me on, you wanted some practice in fooling an innocent man.” -- Franz Kafka, "The Trial"

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Customer (Non-) Service #1

I have done this sort of thing before, but poor customer service has become such a plague upon us that I'm beginning to think these screeds should become a regular feature.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Great Moments in Dumbfuck (Potpourri Edition)

"When people like this (Chelsea Clinton) start talking about "eroding privilege", what they really mean to say is, that having enjoyed their own (without really earning it) they'd like to pull the ladder up behind them so that no one can follow." -- The Overlord

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

You All Suck (#40 - "The Cure" vs. "A Therapy")

"There are some people in this Age of COVID-19 who, by their very utterances, have become proof that stupid will never be cured, and in doing so, make a very convincing case that in our quest for a cure to COVID-19, they should be rounded up and used as human guinea pigs. This would make them far more useful than their current, self-appointed, role as amateur internet epidemiologist  ..." -- The Overlord

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Customer (Non-)Service...

"In the Modern Era, it would appear that the words "Customer Service" is basically shorthand for "shut up and be happy that we even answered your call..." -- The Overlord

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Douchebags of the Week (Week Ending 7/18/2020) - Empty Heads And Empty Vaginas

"Obstinacy and vehemency in opinion are the surest proofs of stupidity."  -- Bernard Barton

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty." -- George Bernard Shaw

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that." -- George Carlin

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Mental Illness, Politics and Religion...Sorry, I Repeat Myself...

"Starting out from the fact that the frustrated predominate among the early adherents of all mass movements and that they usually join of their own accord, it is assumed 1) that frustration of itself, without any proselytizing prompting from the outside, can generate most of the peculiar characteristics of the true believer; 2) that an effective technique of conversion consists basically in the inculcation and fixation of proclivities and responses indigenous to the frustrated mind." -- Eric Hoffer

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Coronavirus Theater...

"Darwin's theory is as dead as he is. Everyone is surviving, fit or not. Years ago, any kid dumb enough to chase a shiny object down a well was dead and out of the gene pool. Now they got the technology and medicine to save the fool so he can breed more open-mouth breathers..." -- Lenny Bruce, Comedian

Thursday, June 25, 2020

You All Suck (#38 -- The Collapse of Civilization Edition)

"The search for Nirvana, like the search for Utopia or the end of history or the classless society, is ultimately a dangerous and futile one. It involves, if it does not necessitate, the sleep of reason. There is no escape from anxiety and struggle." -- Christopher Hitchens, "Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays".

Monday, June 8, 2020

Fie Upon Your Revolution!

"One does not establish a dictatorship to safeguard the revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship..." -- George Orwell, "1984"

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Liberal Lexicon (COVID and Riot Update)

"Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind." -- George Orwell

Friday, May 29, 2020

Bad Science, Stupid Liberals and Haircuts...

"I am Theophrastus, and greater than those to whom you liken me; I am Theophrastus, and in addition I am monarcha medicorum and I can prove to you what you cannot prove...I need not don a coat of mail or buckler against you, for you are not learned or experienced enough to refute even a word of mine...As for you, you can defend your kingdom with belly-crawling and flattery. How long do you think this will last?  Let me tell you this: every little hair on my neck knows more than you and all your scribes, and my shoe buckles are more learned than your Galen and Avicenna, and my beard has more experience than all your colleges." -- Paracelsus, "Selected Writings"

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Enough is Enough...

"Is ours a government of the people, for the people and by the people, or a kakistocracy, rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?" -- Thomas Love Peacock

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Idiot Cascade....

"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride." -- Socrates, "Antigone"

Monday, May 18, 2020

A Majority of One (Notes from The Dungeon Edition)

"There is a good deal to be said for internment. It keeps you out of the saloon and helps you to keep up with your reading. The chief trouble is that it means you are away from home for a long time. When I join my wife I had better take along a letter of introduction to be on the safe side." -- P.G. Wodehouse, remarks on his internment by the Nazis.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Impeachment Cost Lives...

"Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it..." -- Hannah Arendt, "The Origins of Totalitarianism"

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

You All Suck (#37 --Defiant F*cktards and Snotrags)

"During these times there was a pestilence by which the whole human race came near to being annihilated. Now in the case of all other scourges sent from heaven some explanation of a cause might be given by daring men, such as the many theories propounded by those who are clever in these matters; for they love to conjure up causes which are absolutely incomprehensible to man, and to fabricate outlandish theories of natural philosophy knowing well that they are saying nothing sound but considering it sufficient for them, if they completely deceive by their argument some of those whom they meet and persuade them to their view. But for this calamity it is quite impossible either to express in words or to conceive in thought any explanation, except indeed to refer it to God. For it did not come in a part of the world nor upon certain men, nor did it confine itself to any season of the year, so that from such circumstances it might be possible to find subtle explanations of a cause, but it embraced the entire world, and blighted the lives of all men, though differing from one another in the most marked degree, respecting neither sex nor age." -- Procopius, Accounts of the Plague of Justinian (various sources)

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Lysol Injections and UV Enemas...

"Collective fear stimulates the herd mentality, and tends to produce ferocity towards those who are not regarded as members of the herd. " -- Bertrand Russell, "Unpopular Essays"

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Pandemics and the Perils of Management...

"[T]he conflicts among the groups are real and cannot be eliminated even in the face of a common danger.  In fact, the presence of the common danger is itself a source of new conflicts.  This follows because the groups, from the very status they occupy and functions they fulfill, favor different methods of meeting the danger and of maintaining privilege as against the masses..." -- James Burnham, "The Managerial Revolution"

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Great Moments in Dumbf*ck -- Rich White Girl Problems...

"Feminism is the result of a few ignorant and literal-minded women letting the cat out of the bag about which is the superior sex. Once women made it public they could do things better than Men, they were, of course, forced to do them..." -- P.J. O'Rourke, "Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People"

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Voices Inside My Head (#15 -- Stuff Your Moral Authority Edition)

"Outrage is intoxicating, and like most intoxicants, it makes people stupid..." -- Kevin D. Williamson, The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics

Monday, February 24, 2020

Douchebag of the Week (Week Ending 2/22/2020 - Michael Bloomberg)

"Here, loved be God, is all well and truly determined for to resist the malice of him that had best cause to be true, the Duke of Buckingham, the most untrue creature living; whom, with God's grace, we shall not be long till that we will be in that parts and subdue his malice..." -- Richard III, King of England

Saturday, January 25, 2020

You All Suck (Example #35 --You're An Idiot, Now Shut Up...)

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Youth is easy to deceive because it is quick to hope." -- Aristotle

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Steve And Alice

"The Kind of Man who wants the Government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic." -- H.L. Mencken

"A much-larger covey hails from the stalwart states that begin with I -- like Iowa and Indiana and Illinois. Bred with just the right combination of fresh air, roughousing, and ignorance, these primitive blondes set out from the cornfields looking like starlight with limbs." -- Amor Towles, "Rules of Civility"

Sunday, January 5, 2020