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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Apparently freedom of speech is not quite dead...yet

I snapped this picture on my way to work this morning. It was so brazen, so over-the-top offensive to so many people that I was blown away. How do you drive around in a truck like this and not get harassed everywhere you park? It's got a Confederate flag background and the words: "Jack it up high fat girls can't climb." It's offensive to blacks and Yankees. It's offensive to women and fat people. It's offensive to all the people working so diligently to lower physical standards to the lowest common denominator in our armed forces. It's a slap in the face, a kick in the balls and a thumb in the eye to every single America-hating weasel of a Democrat who so loathed this proud republic, that they actually voted [twice!] for that crusty fecal skid-mark befouling the underpants of America, that miserable megalomaniacal traitor known as Barack Hussein Obama.

This is what the USA needs. No, not red-necks named Bubba driving customized Tacomas. What we need are more people who're not afraid to say what they think. We need more people who laugh at the faux outrage of a legion of thought police and even spit a wad of beechnut in their eye. In honor of one brave man, our mystery Toyota Tacoma driver, here's a little country song you might enjoy.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Something is rotten in the state of California

Americans feel troubled these days. We don't have the words to explain exactly what it is that makes us so uneasy, but we know that something is wrong, like a splinter in our minds driving us mad. Yes it's Obama, I know. But it's not just him. It's the unholy alliance of so many other factors. it's the mainstream media. It's our educational system. It's the constant drip drip drip of scandal after covered up scandal. It's the litany of insincere apologies which neither excuse nor explain. It's the typical life of a politician, ubiquitously built on a foundation of lies, treachery, and greed. It's the wholesale daily betrayal of our American values by every person who has the power to betray us.

If you like sci-fi and/or fantasy, you might have heard of a bestselling author named Robert Anthony Salvatore, more commonly known as R.A. Salvatore. He's a prolific author of many bestsellers, including the many books featuring Drizzt Do'Urden. I highly recommend The Dark Elf trilogy. The very first book in that trilogy is entitled Homeland, and the following is a quotation from that book:
Station: In all the world of the drow, there is no more important word. It is the calling of their—of our—religion, the incessant pulling of hungering heartstrings. Ambition overrides good sense and compassion is thrown away in its face, all in the name of Lloth, the Spider Queen.

Ascension to power in drow society is a simple process of assassination. The Spider Queen is a deity of chaos, and she and her high priestesses, the true rulers of the drow world, do not look with ill favor upon ambitious individuals wielding poisoned daggers.

Of course, there are rules of behavior; every society must boast of these. To openly commit murder or wage war invites the pretense of justice, and penalties exacted in the name of drow justice are merciless. To stick a dagger in the back of a rival during the chaos of a larger battle or in the quiet shadows of an alley, however, is quite acceptable—even applauded. Investigation is not the forte of drow justice. No one cares enough to bother.

Station is the way of Lloth, the ambition she bestows, to further the chaos, to keep her drow "children" along their appointed course of self-imprisonment. Children? Pawns, more likely, dancing dolls for the Spider Queen, puppets on the imperceptible but impervious strands of her web. All climb the Spider Queen's ladders; all hunt for her pleasure; and all fall to the hunters of her pleasure.

Station is the paradox of the world of my people, the limitation of our power within the hunger for power. It is gained through treachery and invites treachery against those who gain it. Those most powerful in Menzoberranzan spend their days watching over their shoulders, defending against the daggers that would find their backs.

Their deaths usually come from the front.

—Drizzt Do'Urden
If you substitute a few words in the preceding passage—words like "station," "dagger," "assassination," and "priestesses"—into the associated political terms in use today—terms like "office," "attack-ad," "humiliation," and "politicians"—and finally understand that both "chaos" and "Lloth the spider queen" are merely alternative designations for the evil works of Satan, then R.A. Salvatore's sinister and dark society called Menzoberranzan could easily represent present day America.

The evidence for my preceding condemnation of America's corrupt bureaucratic system of government is both overwhelming and undeniable. Today I present for your amusement yet one more nail for our collective coffin. It's to be nailed in July 1, 2015. Unsurprisingly the latest sling and arrow of outrageous fortune wielded against every tenet of American free enterprise is again happening in the land of Babylon—or as we like to call it—California.
California became just the second state in the nation to mandate employers provide paid sick leave to employees. Assembly Bill 1522, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), imposes this mandate upon businesses by requiring both small and large employers to provide mandatory, protected, paid sick leave to their employees.

AB 1522 enacted the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” and provides that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the commencement of employment is entitled to paid sick days for certain prescribed purposes, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked. The rate of paid sick leave shall be the employee’s hourly wage. Exempt employees are deemed to work 40 hours per week.
Medium and small businesses in this state who don't have the wherewithal to provide lavish benefits like paid vacations, 401K and paid sick leave, will now be forced to provide paid sick leave whether they can afford to or not. As a result prices will rise. The cost of living will increase. More businesses will shut down, go bankrupt, or move elsewhere. I can attest to the fact that for the full tenure of our current Resident in Chief, profit margins have steadily been shrinking all over the country, especially in California. This one hour for thirty represents a 3% cut in that ever-shrinking profit margin. Minimum wage laws, matching social security, overtime laws, Obamacare, and now paid sick leave. I don't suppose it will be too much longer before opening a new business in California will be a front page headline event, rarer even than a Powerball winner.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Life is...

Life is a signature on a paycheck. For those of us in the working class we put in our hours and do the best we can. The days pass and often unexpected expenses demand our attention. There's never enough yet somehow in spite of that we make ends meet. The luckier ones in the working class even manage to put away a little for retirement, college for the kids, maybe even a vacation trip to somewhere exciting. When the universe turns upside down, you can expect the great majority of us to land on our feet.

Life is standing in line for a handout. Whether it's the unemployment line, the welfare line, or the soup line, for many people it's the only game in town. There's no retirement plan, no college, no exciting travel, but on the bright side, there's no responsibility, no demands on their time, no unwelcome expectations. These people are just going through the motions of life, like one of those sad reality televisions shows, except with none of the fame and no attention at all. Like flies on the ceiling, they just kind of hang around annoying people. When the universe turns upside down—and that right soon—they'll all be powerless, hungry, and confused. These people won't go quietly into that good night. This is of course why countries throughout history that have gone bankrupt run out of other people's money, have presaged coups and long periods of tumultuously violent upheaval...because useless people especially love to watch the world burn.

Life is a glass of Champaign served by an immaculate servant bearing it on a silver tray. The rich worry about everything and yet have nothing to worry about. They worry about global warming, sustainability, the decisions of their politician, priest, chancellor, broker, dean, and neighbor. Actually, to tell you the truth, I have no idea what they worry about. Maybe it's all one big charade and they hate fish eggs as much as I'm sure I would if I was ever stupid enough to actually put something like that in my mouth. When the universe turns upside down, they'll already have gotten the bulletin and they'll have already arranged to be somewhere else when it happens.

My parents used to say: "Life is a shit sandwich. The more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat." Pithy and cynical, but ultimately untrue. When it comes to problems, everybody has them. It's just that the rich and the poor have different ones. In my opinion, the ultimate truth is that everybody has a different opinion. If you're the kind of person who enjoys reality shows and/or soap operas, that means you like watching people bicker and fight, betray each other, and screw. That's only my opinion, mind you. Even if it's also actually true.

Life is a camouflaged steel and Kevlar helmet with a bullet crease along one side. It's walking around with your shoulders hunched and eyes flicking side to side, side to side. It's sand between your toes and between your teeth. It's waiting and praying and looking forward to simple things like a hot meal instead of a room temperature MRE. It's phone calls home and letters. And waiting. Waiting to live, waiting to die. When the universe turns upside down, the soldiers will salute the first man standing and they'll call him sir.

For mothers life is a baby's laugh. For players it's home run. For teachers it's a classroom hanging on every word. For movie stars it's a red carpet. For me it's a rib-eye medium rare and a loaded baked potato with cheddar cheese, butter, sour cream, and real bacon bits. Life is good it's bad it's somewhere in the middle. Life is getting old. Ultimately life is dying. As Agee from The Twilight Zone would say: "There's a destiny that shapes our ends, rough hewn though it may be."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Democrats think they hold the moral high-ground

Democrats are touting themselves as the arbiters of science, law, order, and morality. They see themselves as crusaders for world peace, economic equality, and oh yes, saving the world from the evil depredations of scientific progress. They call themselves progressives, yet stand athwart progress itself. In their own fervid imaginations they must think they've seized the moral high-ground, but in reality what they've seized are the most effective modes of communication, i.e. the mainstream media and education.

On science

A group of kids hope to teach Republicans politicians a lesson about climate change on Tuesday. In an event organized by the advocacy group Avaaz, they will visit a dozen offices to ask senators—including Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul—to take a simple elementary school quiz on climate change science. Many of those senators would probably fail it. In the past, in response to questions about climate change, McConnell and Rubio have both told the press they are "not scientists."

The senators could learn something from the six students, who come from Georgia, Florida, Nebraska, and North Carolina. "When our world’s top scientists at NASA release information stating that humans are impacting the climate, I tend to believe them more," said Jack Levy, an 18-year-old student from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. "Scientists have noticed that this was a problem for a really long time, like, maybe 20 years ago? Longer than I've been alive," said Nadia Sheppard, a 16-year-old from North Carolina.
So kids with a rudimentary and as yet quite shallow education are convinced that they know the climate is changing. How do they know this? It's what they've been told by their teachers. They've read about this climate change in their textbooks. Who needs actual physical proof of climate change when the person hired to teach you facts says that climate change is a fact? Whether it's about evolution, the Big Bang theory, climate change, or any other aspect of science, liberals assume they know the truth because they've never once questioned what they've been taught. They learned by rote and when their facts are disproved by later science they cannot unlearn what they so diligently memorized.

From the fine-tuning of the universe to the most recent discovery that the Van Allen belts shield Earth from high energy particles emitted by the sun, the evidence has never been so profound that everything that is was by design, not accident. Evolutionists and Atheists refuse to entertain the slightest possibility that this is true, intransigently clinging to ever less likely theories.

On marriage and child-rearing

Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, American sociologist Paul Sullins concludes that children’s “Emotional problems [are] over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”.

He says confidently: “it is no longer accurate to claim that no study has found children in same-sex families to be disadvantaged relative to those in opposite-sex families.”

This defiant rebuttal of the “no difference” hypothesis is sure to stir up a hornet’s [nest] as the Supreme Court prepares to trawl through arguments for and against same-sex marriage. It will be impossible for critics to ignore it, as it is based on more data than any previous study -- 512 children with same-sex parents drawn from the US National Health Interview Survey. The emotional problems included misbehaviour, worrying, depression, poor relationships with peers and inability to concentrate.
Perhaps you too have been bludgeoned repeatedly with the homophobia stick? The "two consenting adults" argument and the "no studies have shown any difference argument," have been presented to courts and they have responded with a wave of orders striking down marriage laws which forbid homosexual marriage. Two homosexuals cannot conceive a child which is biologically their own. One or the other can—with the use of a sperm or uterus donor—have a child that is biologically theirs, but never both together. For male homosexuals the problem is nearly insurmountable. For gay men, the search for a willing uterus is usually a fruitless one, therefore they want to adopt. As potential adopters, they quickly discover that a marriage certificate is obligatory, thus the demand for marriage licenses has grown as exponentially as has the number of homosexuals in the population.

Liberals created a much larger problem, however, when they passed laws which financially rewarded mother when she divorced father. No-fault divorce, child support, and welfare programs are causing an exploding epidemic of single-parent homes in the poorer communities. This has in turn caused an exploding epidemic of gang activity, drug-use, and violence. Mom isn't doing a very good job raising her kids by herself.

For the liberals, the institution of traditional marriage has become a political piñata. They've been beating it to death for decades to obtain the delicious candy of political fame and fortune that keeps pouring out. Now that our country is teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy, perhaps it's a sign that the party is over and the piñata está vacía.

On law and order

There is both a book and a website called: White Girl Bleed a Lot.

What we've been seeing over and over is a vast double standard when it comes to not only enforcing law and order, but also in the way that more and more people in some of the larger cities especially, have begun to see violence against random white people as entertainment. Liberals call this social justice. More and more our country is starting to resemble the worst kind of anarchic 3rd world banana republic. The constant attempt to identify gun owners in some national database, the incessant call to ban this model of gun, this size of clip, this caliber of ammo, ad-infinitum. Liberals don't want us to be able to protect ourselves, and they already know the police can't or won't. So one can only assume that liberals must want us to be beaten, raped, and killed. What other conclusion can logic contrive?

To put the whole concept into an intellectual framework that is both apt and succinct, Democrats are the King Midases of shit. As in: everything a liberal touches immediately turns to shit. They don't hold the moral high-ground. The only high-ground they hold is a giant mountain made entirely of shit, upon which they stand as if they were kings. Meanwhile shiny green flies buzz madly around their swollen heads.

Monday, March 9, 2015

America is just "Fraught" with Racism!

Are you as sick of Racism as I am? All this Racism really gets on my nerves. You just can't get away from it. You turn on the news and it's Racism. You open the paper and it's more Racism. Selma is in the news. There was a march or something. Yep, Racism. In Oklahoma at some university they've closed down a fraternity for... you guessed it ... Racism.
(CNN)—A fraternity fraught with scandal quickly shut down a chapter in Oklahoma when a video surfaced that showed members singing a racist chant that used the n-word.

The video shows a group of young white students chanting the n-word loudly and boisterously while riding on a bus.
White people singing a word that black people shout one thousand times a day is Racism. Imagine for a moment a world where everyone was treated equally. Can you imagine a world where black people on a bus chanting "Honkey" or "Cracker" would be national headline news? Can you also imagine that the national black fraternity chapter would break their backs disavowing the evil chanters and promising that disgustingly evil Racism like this is not and would never be tolerated? Would there be investigations? Would there be angry embittered white people with spray cans busily decorating the black fraternity house? Are you sick of it yet? If your answer is yes, I'm betting you're a ... I don't want to use the word Republican. Conservative? No that's not it either. Tea Partier? I've always hated that one. Is there a word for a pissed off American who's sick and tired of double standards and the ever-steeper grade of that slippery slope towards oblivion that our nation has veered off towards?

This term might never take off, but the best word I can some of with is "Awakener." As in WAKE UP YOU DUMBASS! THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE! GRAB YOUR PANTS AND LET'S GO!

I'm an awakener, kind of like an alarm clock but without the snooze bar, plus a whole lot louder.

There is a segment—not a demographic—of our country that hates America. They hate our history. They hate our freedom. They hate our free-enterprise economic system. They hate the rich and they hate the poor. They hate whites Hispanics and blacks. They hate everything equally, and all they want is the end of everything. Whatever you want to call it: Armageddon, W.W.III, Apocalypse, or as Mad Max might say: Pox-Eclipse!

Our world is on fire. Pyromaniacs with a death wish set it on fire and now the rest of us are wondering where safety lies. The answer at this point is uncertain. Most people in this country don't even know or refuse to admit that the end is upon us. The first step of the grieving process is denial. That's where America is right now. The America that we knew, the America that we loved is dead. She was slowly poisoned by the haters that long for Pox-Eclipse.

Who are these haters of which I speak? They're northeast coast billionaires and southwest coast millionaires. They're Hollywood celebrities and professors. They're black people, Hispanic people and white trash. They're the scum of the earth and the spawn of Satan. They're evil hating bigots who wake up every morning wondering what wickedness they can work this day. They don't want freedom. They don't want prosperity. They don't want success or happiness or peace. They want death, misery, starvation, desolation, and heartbreak. And they're now in the majority. You might know them as Democrats.

Racism is the bludgeon they're using to beat us to death with. Didn't you notice that every stupid decision, every wasteful government program, every misguided law that gets passed has as part and parcel to it a racial component? The war on poverty that has now bankrupted our country quickly became racialized. It's very likely that LBJ intended exactly what has transpired. Hey, but don't take my word for it. Let's get the transcript right from the Donkey's mouth:
I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for two hundred years.
And today here we are. Our nation is bankrupt. Our freedom has been stolen by stealth and by court decision and by the Press. The blood of our nation is pumped by capitalism and it's color is green, and any paramedic Awakener who attempts to tourniquet our slashed femoral artery that daily gushes a fountain of green dollars is immediately tarred with the term "Racist?" and then destroyed.

WAKE UP!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm not arguing with you, I'm explaining why you're stupid

h/t House of Eratosthenes
You know that Atheism isn’t the BELIEF that no god exists, but the LOGICAL CONCLUSION that no god exists, right? Atheism is as much of a religion as off is a TV program.
And the response:
No wait, hold on. This is bull****.

Let’s take your metaphor and run with it. So in this metaphor, religion would be like a fandom (or Star Trek or Supernatural or Firefly etc) and fandom does all sorts of things like hold conventions and hang out at websites and clubs and read material related to the show (so all that would be faith conventions, websites, church, holy text etc). So atheism is like the “Off” tv ‘program’? But there’s conventions going on that are all dedicated to “Off”. One can find entire campus groups all devoted to “Off”, they even have buildings and incorporations. There’s countless websites devoted to “Off” and large amounts of fanfiction on it. That’s not even getting into the spokespeople that bill themselves as the biggest fans of “Off”.
Atheism is a religion. I've made that argument before as have many others. How could a non-religion have so many debaters and courtroom-crusaders? Whenever a debate happens with an Atheist about intelligent design, the Atheist is so completely and blithely certain of their own position that they don't even bother listening to what their debate counterpart is even saying. What you see every single time is a farcical mummers show featuring a blind man arguing with a deaf mute. What you watch is smug condescension and cheerful reminders that everything the other person is saying is wrong because that other person is a deluded fool. This is of course an asinine circular ad hominem argument. I.E. You are wrong because you're stupid, and if you weren't so stupid you'd know you were wrong. In addition my own position is correct because what I believe is true, and I know it is true because I am smart.

First argument of Atheism: if two religious beliefs contradict each other, then at least one of them must be wrong. If multiple religions contradict each other then at least all but one of them must be wrong. If a religion contains self-contradictory beliefs then it must be wrong. Every religion can be shown to contain self-contradictory beliefs. Therefore every religion must be wrong. ------ My rebuttal: we're not debating the question of whether any particular religion is or isn't true. We're debating the question of whether accidental and spontaneous generation of life is possible or was life designed? We're not asking whether God parted the Red Sea for Moses, we're asking where did this universe we live in come from? That's the debate. Don't read me phrases from some ancient scroll and ask me to defend them.

Second argument of Atheism: if there is an all-knowing, all-powerful God then he's an evil God because he allows so much suffering to happen in the world. Only random chance is benevolent enough to believe in. ------ My rebuttal: God didn't have to be all-knowing and all powerful to create the universe. He just has to be powerful enough and knowing enough to get us to where we are today. Furthermore, perhaps the random and sometimes brutal element of chance which shapes not only the lives of men, but of all life, is the most efficient method of perfecting his original imperfect creation.

Third argument of Atheism: there doesn't have to be a God to explain the existence of everything. It's an unnecessary, improvable, and pointless complication when a simpler explanation can explain everything. ------ My rebuttal: Great, please explain where the "Big Bang" came from. Also, please explain how a sterile ball of dirt and simple elements and compounds could spontaneously arrange itself "accidentally" into a life-form capable of reproducing itself. Mankind hasn't yet figured out a way to create life from scratch with all our science and super-computers, but it supposedly just happened by itself? Science hasn't succeeded in any way shape or form in explaining how we came to be here.

That's all they've got. All religions are logically incoherent and self-contradictory, life sucks too much to be an intelligent design, and science already explains the origin of everything. Except that a creator might not have or need a religion. A creator might not give two-shits what Richard Dawkins thinks about his design. Finally science hasn't explained anything regarding the beginning of the universe, or the beginning of life. None of the preceding however is the point of this blog post.

All these lengthy debates between apologists and Atheists are conducted and they all seem to go the same way. The apologist is on fire; he or she is passionate, intelligent, enthusiastic, and possesses a lengthy list of well-thought out debate points with which he or she plans to trip up the Atheist. The only problem with this plan is that the Atheist isn't going to respond to any of their debate points. He's simply going to sit back, smile condescendingly, and explain why the apologist is stupid. How can you debate a passive-aggressive a-hole who only wants to mock your beliefs and try to get a laugh out of the audience? These Atheists don't debate the apologists, they're too busy sucking up to the crowd, recycling the same tiresome jokes that only Atheists think are funny or insightful. The title of this blog post might as well be the Atheist's slogan. Why don't Atheists just get the tee-shirt? That way their debate counterparts would at least have some idea what they were dealing with.

UPDATE 02/13/2015 6:56 am cst

Wintery Knight has a great ... actually it's nearly perfect ... video that you simply cannot miss if you're at all interested in the origin of life. See it here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

How do we block these blockers?

There are blockers in the world. They consider blocking to be their prime directive. [Yes the blocking irony wrapped up in this Star Trek term has certainly occurred to me.] Consider...the light turns yellow and the driver in front of you stops. You are aware that not only could he have gone through the yellow, but you as well could also have gone through. But he stopped! Consider further...he actually slowed down as he approached the intersection. He was aware that the green light might turn yellow, and he wanted to be in a position where he could successfully and safely stop should the green light turn yellow. He approached the intersection with the intention of stopping if that possibility became actualized.

There is actually a term for these sorts of people. They're called marplots. Now we could spend years of time and forests of paper theorizing why they are the way they are and why they do what they do, but, honesty, I don't think that's necessary. All that is actually required to solve the problem they present, is first to accept that they do exist, and then come up with a workable plan to block their intransigent blocking.

Blockers are at their most self-evident while driving. That's their milieu. The rules of the road combined with it's inherent narrowness, combine to provide them with blocking power that is all out of proportion to their economic and/or political position. There are of course many other kinds of blockers. There are blockers who use their influence with the boss or with investors to sidetrack or veto every one of your great ideas. There are blockers who use their 'friend' status to sideline or overrule your amorous nightclub undertaking. (Cock-blockers) And then there are the ones who drive 50 mph in the left lane of a six lane highway during rush-hour.

I'll take the possibilities of stopping blockers in the order they first occur to me:
  • Kill them. Shoot them, blow them up, stab them, strangle, suffocate, poison, lure into deep pits or horrific crushing deadfalls. The basic problem with all of these simplest of solutions is that enacting any one of them would—in all likelihood—see you in prison. If a blocker could block you with actual prison bars think how awesome that will make them feel! They will have achieved the proverbial acme of their otherwise absolutely pointless existence. You'll be in prison and will never again be in a position to win whatever race it is that you were competing in, complete whatever task you were trying to complete, or simply arrive at your destination on time. Career over. Marriage over, Parenthood over. Life over. They will have blocked you for good and all. Even if dead, the blocker will have won.
  • Hire someone else to block them from blocking you. While this idea sound reasonable and workable, in most cases it's not possible. Take the driving on the road blockers for example. In order to employ blocker blockers, you'd first need to identify and research the history, lifestyle, schedule, and whereabouts of every blocker on the road that you normally travel on, both going to and coming from work. This isn't even remotely possible, although it does give me an idea...
  • Join a consortium of those dedicated to blocking the blockers. I understand. It does seem self-contradictory and somewhat hypocritical to decide that someone's raison d'etre—i.e. blocking—should be systematically and ruthlessly foiled using the organizational power and funding of a large group of anti-blocker advocates. Nevertheless, I believe the ends justify the means.
It seems to me that the first order of business is a name for this club. I have an idea but I'm certainly open to suggestions. Have you ever heard the old saw about the irresistible force meeting the immovable object? Well, if what we're after is removing immovable objects from our path then the name of the club is inevitable. Welcome to Irresistible Force, a club devoted to sidetracking, stymieing, and stifling the blockers of the world. In a perfect world, all the blockers would be busy blocking each other in the far right lane, while traffic moved unimpeded to their left.

How will this club perform it's noteworthy task? Simply by dedicating themselves to blocking the blockers. Okay, here's where we separate the men from the boys as they say. There are men and then there are cowards. Which group will you sort into? Are you can do or no can do? The way to block the blockers will take teamwork and occationally require taking one for the team. The steps I've imagined are listed below but as with the organization name, I'm certainly open to suggestions. Additionally, if anybody likes this idea and wants to get it started, I'm all ears. Without further ado here are some steps to block the traffic blockers:
  1. Identify a blocker.
  2. Record the license plate, make, and model of his/her car.
  3. Enter this information into a national blocker database.
  4. Describe the method this blocker used to block and its effectiveness.
  5. The elected board of blocker review will evaluate the information entered by members, and offer a bounty for sanctions provided. Blockers will have been noted by multiple group members with the number of similar entries used to evaluate the severity of the blocker as well as the severity of the required sanction.
  6. Severity of sanction will be graduated and necessarily riskier. These might range from holding up a sign: "Idiot you're blocking traffic!" to following the blocker to his parking spot and letting all the air out of his tires.
  7. Successful and powerful public relations are the key to success—just like in business. If the public is made aware that there is a countervailing force for good which is meant to combat the intransigent and completely unnecessary evil that these blockers represent, then the Irresistible Force Network could receive both donations and new membership. The larger we become, the more powerful we become. Facebook, Twitter, a webpage, a board of directors, a fundraising team, and a superpac are obvious just to start with.
  8. I know this sounds like pie in the sky, moonbeans, and Big Rock Candy Mountain, but one day ... I envision a world where speed-limit minimums are enforced as assiduously as maximums. Where left lanes are reserved for passing, and where people are ticketed for stopping on yellow.
I want to end this post by describing some simple rules and observations that—if followed—would make driving both safer, and more enjoyable for everyone on the road. First and to my mind most important: Red light means stop. Green light means go. Yellow light means go very fast!

Second, the left lane is meant for passing. While that seems simple enough, the corollary to that rule is simply this: if somebody is tailgating you move right. If you're already in the rightmost lane and they're still tailgating, then the middle-finger salute is in order.

Finally, whether you were aware of it or not, it actually is possible to tell when the crossing lane traffic gets its yellow and then red light. Related directly to this fact, the following is a great tip ... When the crossing lane traffic light is red, YOUR OWN LIGHT IS ABOUT TO TURN GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!