Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday funnies

I'll believe that when I smell it.

Sasquatch found!

Fortunately for the victims, some criminals don't seem to grasp all of the possible ramifications of this Facebook thing.

Just in time for Christmas: the strip-club playset (from the same company: the superlab playset, for you Breaking Bad fans).

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Feet Friday

Artie Shaw and the boys heat up the Carioca in this live recording.

On quite another "note", so to speak, here's the Schnickelfritz band from 1942 playing an appropriate tune for the Thanksgiving holidays, Turkey in the Straw.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes to Paco Nation on this Thanksgiving day!

Update: My Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears today, so there's at least one thing I'm thankful for.

Update II: I was going to write something about the obnoxious lefty tradition of instructing the faithful in how to propagandize their presumably oafish relatives at the Thanksgiving dinner table, but the insightful Mr. Bingley has already done the job, so over to you, sir.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mama bear avenges her cubs

An Afghan woman reportedly has taken up arms against the Taliban for killing her sons, and is making quite a good job of it.

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You know what? Mug him again!

Liberal self-loather makes excuses for the guys who robbed him at gunpoint:
“Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’” asks Friedfeld. “It’s precisely this kind of ‘otherization’ that fuels the problem.”
Note to Mr. and Mrs. Friedfeld: are you sure you want to waste this kind of jack on your precious snowflake?

Assortment (Ferguson edition)

For starters, go to Gateway Pundit and just keep scrolling.

The NYT tries its hand at indirect vigilantism (and in the post linked, don't miss Iowahawk's great Tweet).

Good point: where was the National Guard last night?

If a black cop ever shoots a white guy in my neighborhood, I guess it'll be ok if I steal some neckties from Neiman Marcus, right?

Excuse me, can you repeat that?

Senator Chuck Schumer – DEMOCRAT FROM NEW YORK (!!!) – now says that it was a mistake to pass ObamaCare.

Interesting. What game is this slippery liberal playing? Is he acknowledging that Democrats focused on the wrong issue? Has he run the calculus and found out that the program, as currently structured, is a loser for his party long term? Or is he developing a cunning plan to head off Republican efforts at outright repeal?

One thing’s for sure: such is Schumer’s love for the cameras, we’ll eventually hear more from the horse’s mouth (er, depending on your perspective).

Peggy Noonan: You know, I think the Titanic may not be unsinkable, after all

Jean Kaufman reflects on Peggy Noonan’s unsure grasp of the obvious.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The news doctor takes steps to protect patients from an attack of the vapors

The New York Times deep-sixed some of John Kerry’s comments on the recent terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, apparently finding them insufficiently nuanced for easy consumption by the paper’s progressive clientele.

Actually, I think we’d be satisfied with a car that just didn't smell like puke and cat p*ss

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, President Obama opines that voters are looking for “that new car smell”.

Elsewhere, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is becoming familiar with the smell of a bus undercarriage.

Monday movie

In The Great McGinty, the "multiplier" effect often seen during elections in Democrat-controlled precincts is clearly illustrated.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday funnies

I don't know if the food's any good, but the restaurant names are enticing.

Hey, you can always find another governor.

Gifs of the day.

Superheroes, 16th century style.

Just in time for Christmas, the Kim Kardashian snow-blower.

Here's one groundhog who wasn't afraid of his shadow - or of anything else.

Take a number.

Swampy goes a little Hollywood.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
I've got no questions, I know it all,
I'm telling you so you can see,
Ain't no one awesomer than me!

(Image gratefully pinched from Flopping Aces)

New York, New York

If you can make it there...well, it's a miracle, these days.

Friday, November 21, 2014

God bless Canada

When the microphone went out on the singer during the the Star-Bangled Banner at a hockey game, the Canadian crowd finished singing our anthem.

H/T: a great Canadian, John Heinrichs

I've seen this movie before

Il Douche: "All within my omnipotence, nothing outside my omnipotence, nothing against my omnipotence."

Mixed feelings

I guess we should be grateful that Obama is not a truly bloodthirsty tyrant who envisions concentration camps and mass executions. Yet there is undoubtedly something embarrassing about having to endure the dictatorial inclinations of a would-be despot who is so…Let’s see, what’s the phrase I’m looking for?...Oh, yes…There is something singularly embarrassing about living under the reign of an autarch who is so utterly candy-assed . For one thing, what does this say about the opposition? Am I supposed to be impressed that John Boehner is chattering like an indignant squirrel that’s been chased up a tree by a three-legged cat? Sure the squirrel is upset, but his mere squawking isn’t going to bring home the acorns. And what can we expect from Mitch McConnell? It isn’t only his physiognomy that suggests a frog that has narrowly escaped being gigged; there is an aspect of timidity to his temperament that impels him to seek the safety and comfort of the stationary lily pad over the deep and whirling waters of principle.

Well, we shall see. According to some recent reports, Boehner’s lawsuit may actually have legs; however, I continue in my suspicion that they are of the “peg” variety, and made of cheap plywood. Perhaps when all of the new Republican senators and representatives take their seats in January, they will, as James Boswell’s father said of Cromwell in a heated argument with Dr. Johnson, teach this king that he has a joint in his neck (I speak metaphorically, of course). Or possibly our political beclownment will simply continue apace, unimpeded by timeservers bereft of courage and unity. Stay tuned.

Happy Feet Friday

Muddy Waters is a king bee.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Obama apparently sees the rest of us as 320 million extras in his life story

Barry is moving ahead with his plan to ditch constitutional restraints on executive power by declaring amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. If anyone ever needed evidence of this guy's alienation from America and the concept of American exceptionalism, this is it.

"Well played, amigo! Now all you need is a cool uniform."

Update: "It’s not every day that you get to have a ringside seat at the birth of tyranny."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We're still plagued by racism and inequality here in America

I mean, we must be; otherwise Al Sharpton would be in jail.

A sad loss

Susannah Merry Hanson, daughter of Victor Davis Hanson, has died at the age of 27.

May God rest her soul and comfort her grieving family and friends.

Monday, November 17, 2014


The Gruberization of America.

Cute, but apparently depraved, young woman claims she's going to marry Charles Manson.

My guess is they'll initially be targeting places with strict gun-control laws: "Islamic State Threatens Slaughter On Western Streets". Might be time to "bump" the ballistics up a notch...

How Ike handled the border problem.

I'm getting too old to keep up. Let's see...heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, metrosexual, and now, lumbersexual.

Taking cyber security into, er, your own hands.

The refreshing Ron Swanson.

Monday movie

Henry Fonda is a no nonsense lawman in Warlock.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday funnies

Probably getting rarer under Michelle O's reign of lunch-terror, but here they are while they're still legal: "10 most amazing pieces of lunch art by parents".

Routine expenses in the City of Glasgow budget: road repair, public building maintenance, personnel, removing traffic cones from the head of the statue of the Duke of Wellington.

Curses! Where was the Paco Enterprises new product team while this guy was dreaming up the bikini car wash?

The long-standing question is still open.

The undertaker's bad day...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Feet Friday

Ella Mae Morse exhorts the milkman to keep the noise down in this song from 1943.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The "Obama whisperer"

Some liberal news outlets have finally gotten around to noticing Obama's strange Valerie Jarrett dependency, as noted by Breitbart's Warner Todd Huston:
In one long ranging piece--The New Republic's "The Obama Whisperer"--Jarrett is described as a schemer who has made it her job to undermine anyone she thinks threatens her position as Obama's main (and some say nearly only) adviser. She is even reported as having essentially chased former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel out of Washington.

The New Republic piece is not a flattering picture of the president's muse. She comes off as cold, calculating, self-promoting, and churlish. She is said to offer insincere, sycophantic compliments to Obama and is presented as the type of person who lashes out, viciously cutting people off at the knees and banishing those seeking to help the president and his administration if she is displeased with their efforts.
Barack Obama: the first U.S. president to require the services of a Groom of the Stool.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A day late

But I can't let Remembrance Day completely get away without relating the story of Sir Thomas MacPherson, a very enterprising Scot who bluffed a German commander into surrendering 23,000 troops in 1944.

(A big tip o' the bonnet to Captain Heinrichs).

Kinda stupid

Three videos have now been uncovered featuring ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber practically crowing about the obtuseness of the American people, and how easy it was to pull the wool over their eyes – which doesn’t exactly make Gruber look like a genius, now, does it? Rather like a burglar who makes off with your cash and jewelry and then posts a selfie on Facebook flashing your grandma’s antique gold necklace and a silver-framed photo of your kids.

But that’s your typical progressive revolutionary, for you: just had to brag about how clever he was.

Update: Haw! Nice going, big mouth!
Congressional Republicans seized Wednesday on controversial comments made by a former health-care consultant to the Obama administration, with one leading House conservative suggesting that hearings could be called in response as part of the GOP effort to dismantle the law in the next Congress and turn public opinion ahead of the 2016 election.

"We may want to have hearings on this," said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an influential voice among GOP hardliners and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in an interview at the Capitol. "We shouldn't be surprised they were misleading us."

Most ignorant Canadian discovered?

Richard Brunt is baffled. He doesn't understand why Obama is so unpopular in the United States. Perhaps it's because he has confused the president with the tooth fairy, and seems never to have heard of places like Russia and the Middle East.
A letter to the editor at the Detroit Free Press (titled “America doesn’t know how good they have it with Obama”) from Richard Brunt, of Victoria, British Columbia, had a strong message for Americans who disapprove of their president.

“When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?”

Brunt began the letter, saying, “Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections.”

He credited Obama with lower[ing] the unemployment rate and lower gas prices.

“America is leading the world once again and respected internationally...
Tell you what, Richard (by the way, may I call you Dick?). I'm all for sending Obama your way right now. We'll make the sacrifice.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Proof positive

Pot makes you stupid.

Michael Roberts' awesomely horrible day

A burglar armed with a knife encounters two gun-toting homeowners in separate epic fails.

Thank God the American people are dopes

Otherwise, government might not be able to do things that are good for them - as ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber recently admitted.

Mr. Crock: "Transparency, Jim? That would be illogical."

Hey, Republicans, here's something you can sink your teeth into

Civil forfeiture laws are being used by law enforcement to literally - and I do mean literally - steal property from citizens.

Thank you, veterans

For your service and your sacrifices.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday movie

It is one of the most powerful scenes in Ben-Hur: the moment Jesus brings water to the exhausted Judah Ben-Hur, and the Roman soldier raises a whip to strike Jesus, but lowers his whip in confusion and something like shame when he gazes upon the face of Our Lord.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Obama's two presidential election victories explained

Epidemics, that's what it was: "Virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered".

Sunday funnies

Why realtors should be compelled to take a class in photography.

For when you're thirsty and anything (or whatever) will do.

Yeah, I hate when that happens.

We've all heard horror stories about terrible deliverymen, but nothing to compare with this...

If you're going to be top dog at the UN, you should probably learn the difference between Austria and Australia.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Iceberg? What iceberg?

Pelosi and Reid join Obama for a game of shuffleboard on the main deck of the Titanic.

This is the kind of self-delusion one tends to see in politicians who have been in office too long; their monomaniacal obsession with power eventually replaces whatever conscience and common sense they ever had, leaving the corpus intact and ambulant, but the mind and soul nothing but a lump of fossilized amour propre.

Obamasaurus, Pelosisaurus and Dumbasstodon. They belong in a museum.

A great example of prosecutorial zealotry

Unless, of course, you think a guy should get 20 years in prison for throwing some fish back in the water.


Tim Cavanaugh offers up the intriguing possibility of a “stealth” challenger to Hillary Clinton: former Virginia Senator James Webb.

The election's not over until we've heard from Iowahawk

Bob Belvedere has done us all the great favor of collecting some of the master's election-themed Tweets.


(H/T: Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots)

Happy Feet Friday

Charlie Christian, Lester Young and Buck Clayton get together on Good Morning Blues.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lt. Col. George Armstrong Obama says, “Massacre? What massacre?”

Barack Obama – rejected by Republicans, Democrats, independents, women, and increasingly by African-Americans – vows to carry on his one-man war against America.

Shame on us if we let one man – especially this man – hold 317 million of us hostage to his pathological narcissism.

Update: Haw! Funniest post-press-conference Tweet comes from Stephen Green: "Dear @The Democrats: You realize you're going to have to play the same role Edith Wilson did after Woodrow's stroke, right?"

What happens next?

I would very much not have to live in interesting times, particularly in an era of around-the-clock politics, where people who simply want to live a normal life wind up having to pay constant attention to the doings of the governing class as a matter of pure self-defense; this is all rather like living in a neighborhood where burglars run rampant, and you can’t sit at your dinner table or watch television without having to keep an ear cocked for the sound of breaking glass in the kitchen, or the sudden squeak coming from the stairs in the dead of night.

And yet if we are to remain free, the price does indeed seem to be eternal vigilance, so I ask the question that appears in the heading: what happens next?

The GOP has scored a famous victory, but if it is ever again to be a viable political party that gets things done (or stops bad things from happening), instead of merely serving as a bucket of cold water that voters occasionally pour over the heads of their Democrat overlords for the purpose of getting their attention, then the Republican Party is going to have to genuinely stand for something, and that “something” can’t be limited to the wish lists of the Chamber of Commerce and wealthy donors (Amnesty! Cheap labor!), or claims of vague, inadequately-defined differentiation from Democratic political candidates – the former is a mercenary betrayal of the base by party pashas interested only in hanging on to their jobs, and the latter is little more than political tribalism (and let’s face it: in any kind of tribal confrontation, Republicans are more likely to be led by a version of F Troop’s Wild Eagle than by a Geronimo or Cochise).

The GOP should focus on first principles: smaller, less intrusive, less costly government; a strong military, and the non-profligate but decisive use of same to confront international threats to the U.S. and its allies; the use of the public purse to restrain an imperial presidency; and the repeal, or effective gutting, of ruinous and unpopular legislation, notably ObamaCare (and at this stage, I don’t care if they repeal the damned thing, or pass a new law entitled the Super-Plus-Awesome-Barack-H-Obama-Memorial-Affordable-Care Act which pretty much converts the program into the equivalent of a gaudy necktie that you throw in a drawer and never look at again).

More impressive to me than the taking of the U.S. Senate is the many gains at the state level across the country – not only because restoring sanity is a project more effectively built from the ground up than from the top down, but also because it deepens the Republican bench in future national political contests. This is molecular change, and it offers the best promise for rejuvenating the party long term.

GOP tramples Obama

The Republicans have won the Senate, and have scored amazing victories in many state races, as well (even here in Virginia, Republican senatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has made a strong showing, although I imagine when they finish counting the votes in Occupied Territory, Warner will probably come out ahead).

I expect that before too long, this victory will start to make a sadly familiar hollow sound, but I intend to enjoy it today, at any rate.

A quick roundup from around the blogosphere:

Prelude to danger.

Democrats repudiated in Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts.

Unions crap out again in Wisconsin.

Mia Love is first black Republican woman elected to Congress.

Just sayin': 27 senators who supported ObamaCare are gone.

Image courtesy of Brian on Twitter.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hey, you're not losing your old insurance policy

You're experiencing an opportunity to just, you know, find another one.

H/T: Doug Ross

Election day tomorrow

While I don't have any illusions that the GOP will, if it wins the Senate, display many (if any) heroic instances of intestinal fortitude, there is at least the satisfaction to be gained from seeing the execrable Harry Reid lose his job as majority leader. And I'd pay to see the facilities management people prying him out of the leadership chair to which he will likely epoxy his crinkly old ass as a last act of senile defiance.

Also, I fully expect Obama to continue playing the petulant prima donna, waiting for the multitudes to recover their previous worshipful admiration for his boundless awesomeness. Mark my word, he will end his term by sitting in the Oval Office, perhaps surrounded by the last handful of his die-hard supporters, clacking a couple of steel balls in his hand repeatedly, wallowing in paranoid self-pity, his face only lighting up when he recalls an imaginary victory over his detractors ("Ah, but the strawberries! That's where I had them..").

Monday movie

Robert Donat is an English agent who has infiltrated a unit of communist revolutionaries and is attempting to rescue a Russian countess played by Marlene Dietrich.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday funnies

What your pets really think of those silly costumes you make them wear.

Man's, er, best friend. Here are the mug shots...

Too clever by half.

Don't believe everything you see in the movies.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thank God for that

"Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine who spent eight months behind bars in Mexico, arrived back in the U.S. Friday night after a Mexican judge ordered his immediate release."

Somehow I missed this important anniversary

October 29 marked the 60th anniversary of the last Hornet automobile manufactured by Hudson before the company merged with Nash to form American Motors.

Here's a particularly nice specimen: