Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Y'all enjoy ringing in the New Year. I plan on turning in early and catching up on my sleep.

Let us pray that 2016 does not offer the same gaudy flowering of stupidity that 2015 featured. I am not optimistic.

A question on the minds of many 9-year olds

"9-Year Old Asks Hillary About Gender Pay Equity at Town Hall".

Glad to see a well-known public figure finally use the "s" word to describe Obama and his gang

"“It is the level of stupidity that is incredible. I’m telling you, I used to use the word incompetent. Now I just call them stupid."

Come one, come all

"Agents nab Pakistanis with terrorist connections crossing U.S. border".

The guys I'm worried about are the ones that agents don't "nab".

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

And those would be?

"Obama to Travel the Globe in 2016 to Tout His Foreign Policy Successes" (emphasis mine).

Actually, there were a few:

- The highly successful joint maneuvers with the Mongolian Navy

- The Non-Aggression Pact with Andorra

- The bi-lateral nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Chad

I'm sure you all can probably think of some others.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Setting an example of good government... obviously not a priority in Pennsylvania, at the moment.

Man, if that ain't the script for a profitable horror movie, I don't know what is

"Terror in Australia as Crocodiles Swept Into Town by Floodwaters".

If Charles Ponzi had gone into politics, he probably could have been elected president - twice

John Hinderaker points out the fraudulence and hypocrisy (yet strangely undying appeal) of socialism in this succinct, but comprehensive post. A sample:
Only under socialism could Fidel Castro become the richest warlord, relative to his subjects’ wealth, in recorded history. (And that was the least of his sins.) Only under socialism could Maria Gabriela Chavez, daughter of socialist tribune of the people Hugo Chavez, beloved by the American left, waltz off with a $4 billion fortune. But then, she was a piker: Chavez’s Minister of the Treasury stashed $11 billion in Swiss bank accounts.


Would you sell a used gun to this man?

Militant Islam couldn't possibly get more depraved than it already is, could it? Why, yes, yes it could - and has.

(H/T: Girls Just Wannah Have Guns)

"5 Gunfighting Myths Debunked".

Take it from Snake Pliskin: "Now is not a good time to lay down your weapons".

Thomas Aquinas had Islam figured out hundreds of years ago: "Mohammad said that he was sent in the power of his arms, which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants.”

Oh, I dunno, the vacant lot sounds pretty appropriate to me.

Rand Paul celebrates Festivus with the traditional airing of grievances.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday funnies

Appalling, yes. Intriguing, no.

A man crashed his car into a shopping mall as he attempted to time travel. He's technically "unidentified", but we all know it's Wronwright, correct?

It's a Canadian thing, you wouldn't understand.

Some questionable physics in this scene from "Son of Paleface"...

Oh, one more thing about Canadians: they go in for very clever Christmas decorations...

Jim Treacher and friends have some fun at Michael Moore's expanse expense.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Gun control politicos in Virginia likely to get a nasty surprise in January

You will recall that State AG Mark R. Herring recently cancelled concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 other states. The Virginia General Assembly is now planning to cancel Herring:
Herring’s announcement came three weeks before the start of the General Assembly session, which is controlled by Republicans. In November, a bill was filed that would require Virginia to recognize permits from other states. If approved, it would reverse Herring’s ruling.

Carrico said he’ll address the issue come January.

“A lot of the governor’s power is deferred to the General Assembly at that point and I’ll be getting with my colleagues to circumvent everything this governor has done on this point,” he said. “I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.”

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

From all of us here at the Paco Command Center, best wishes for a happy holiday.

Update: Maggie, with friend.

Happy Feet Friday

Benny Goodman and his orchestra perform a swingin' version of Jingle Bells.

Bonus track! The lovely Mabel Scott sings Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tom Friedman, call your office

We're probably only one or two Democrat presidents away from something like this, ourselves:
China’s largest social networks have partnered with the country’s Communist government to create a credit score system that will measure how obedient its citizens are, a chilling prospect that could one day arrive in America if social justice warriors get their way.
I know, it's Alex Jones, but still...

Ted Cruz has last laugh

The Washington Post recently ran a political cartoon (since taken down) that featured Ted Cruz's children as monkeys. The quick thinking Cruz came up with a better one (click to enlarge):

H/T: The Washington Examiner.

So, are you saying that Karl Rove is Louis B. Mayer?

Chris Matthews continues to astonish with his, er, unique observations:
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Tuesday that old, smart Jews with cigars picked who would succeed in the 1930s movie business in an apparent effort to draw an analogy between Hollywood’s recruitment process in the old days and how today’s Republican Party chooses presidential candidates to support.
H/T: Friend and commenter Bruce.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I guess Obama was a member of the control group

"Intelligence genes discovered by scientists".

Herring makes fishy move

Virginia's partisan hack Democrat (I know, redundancy on top of redundancy) attorney general, Mark R. Herring, has just canceled concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 other states. And since many states won't offer reciprocity to states that don't honor their CC permits, this probably means I won't be able to carry in other jurisdictions.

Well, it's a small price to pay, I guess. Frankly, I was getting tired of all those people from North Carolina coming up here and cruising around the streets, hanging out of their car windows and taking potshots at pedestrians.

Seriously, here's a statistic that might have been useful in your deliberations, Mr. Attorney General Douche Bag: how many gun-related crimes have been committed in Virginia by lawful holders of CC permits issued by other states? I admit I don't know the answer - but I'm reasonably certain you don't either. This is a nuisance regulation that is intended to inconvenience law abiding citizens from other states (and citizens of Virginia, too, as they find their CC permits becoming useless elsewhere).

Hey, here's something you didn't think of, genius: Virginia is an open-carry state. You reckon the citizens of our fair commonwealth would feel more at ease if out-of-state visitors swaggered around festooned with Ruger Blackhawk revolvers and EAA 10mm pistols? Actually, that wouldn't bother me at all, but it might just cause you to have an "accidental discharge".

Mark R. Herring: proudly firing blanks in the war on gun violence.

Update: More here and here.

One thing I would strongly urge Virginia CC permit holders to do - get a Utah permit. It's good almost everywhere, except among the most hoplophobic states.

This settles one thing, for sure: I won't be retiring in Virginia.

Like the doc says, if I had my druthers, I'd druther not be shot with either round...

...but he makes the case that a 5.56 can do more damage to the human body than a 7.62 (you guys can check his math, if you want to; it, ah, looks ok, to me).

C'mon, Donald!

You didn't really expect the Grandmother of Lies to apologize for telling another whopper, did you?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Putin's staying power might be greater than we thought

If it seems like the guy's been around forever, maybe it's because he has been (Bwahahaha!!!).

Sunday funnies

Prepping (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

(From the Week in Pictures at Powerline).

Rest in peace.

Yeah, he ain't losing that bag...

Be careful if you're traveling in London. You don't want to run afoul of the law.

Merry Christmas, from Ted Cruz!

This Utah community has developed a strategy for dealing with package thieves (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Saturday, December 19, 2015


That toddlin' cesspool of corruption.

I guess if I were surrounded by Secret Service agents and had the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines at my command , I wouldn't worry about terrorism either

"Krauthammer: Obama Believes People Afraid of Terror Because They Aren’t As ‘Intelligent’ As He Is".

Ignorant, quarter-educated, narcissistic, puffed up, parlor radical..."only" a little more than a year to go.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Clarinetist Edmond Hall and friends stomp out with Blue Note Boogie.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

So, is "Pawl" Ryan just John Boehner without the drinking problem?

It's getting harder every day to tell the difference.

And what's with the beard, congressman? A little late to disguise your identity.

Well, I hear they can be surgically removed

Hillary Clinton: "I don't have horns".

We are warm-mongers, hear us roar!

What could be more effective in addressing climate change than a climate song belted out by Unitarians?

"Pawl" Ryan

Like the pawl in a ratchet mechanism, Republican Paul Ryan has made sure that the appropriations bill moved things in the direction of Democrat priorities.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Creepy rich guy joins elderly grandmother's conga line of crony capitalist fundraisers

"Just a week after Hillary Clinton announced her plan to stop corporate tax inversions, she is traveling to Nebraska to fundraise with Warren Buffett, who led Burger King’s corporate inversion to Canada last year."

If Jeffrey Dahmer were still alive, and had hundreds of millions of dollars at his disposal, no doubt she'd give him a wink and a nod as she gently chastised him for his cannibalism.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

If the high command of ISIS had written our policy on the use of social media as an intelligence tool... would it differ significantly from the policy of President Obama and Jeh Johnson? A sample from Andrew McCarthy's article at NRO:
As a matter of policy, the Department of Homeland Security — the bureaucratic behemoth created after 9/11 to enhance protection of our country — avoids looking at, much less scrutinizing, the publicly available social-media commentary of aliens who seek visas to enter the United States, including from Islamic countries that are jihadist strongholds.
This is what happens when you elect a pseudo-intellectual, knee-jerk leftist, "citizen of the world" as president.

Gawrsh, Lindsey Graham, I know you're goin' to get mad at me, but I'm startin' to feel a - what did ya call it? - a "visceral dislike" for Obama.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Do what I say, not what I do

A Saudi prince (how many of these guys are there, anyway?) condemns Donald Trump for wanting to ban Syrian immigrants from the U.S. - even though Saudi Arabia isn't taking any.

Unless, I suppose, they're really short Syrians.

How did you celebrate International Human Rights Day?

Raul Castro celebrated by arresting between 150 and 200 dissidents.

Hey, but at least he's not an ideologue (says the most partisan ideologue to ever occupy the White House).

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Having Obama as president at a time when Islamic extremism is surging... us a pretty good idea of what it would have been like if progressive Henry Wallace had won the presidency in 1948 during the rise of international communism. More anti-anti-terrorism courtesy of Barry's sentimental attachment to Islam and lifelong alienation from American values.

Update: Barack Obama, shaman-in-chief.

Sunday funnies

Take the edge off of your holiday partying with one of these great products.

Putin may wind up choking to death on the floor: "Odessa home to Ukraine's Vader".

This restaurant is not only good, it's...

The dark side of bingo.

Best news bloopers of 2015.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Scientific inquiry

Is Lindsey Graham an idiot, or just a fellow traveler of idiots?

Everything Obama touches, he defiles

Barry even manages to turn a Hanukkah party into an odious propaganda exercise.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Here's Big Joe Turner belting, I'll let him tell you.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Life in Obama's America

Sometimes you just want to turn your face to the wall:
The mother of an injured Army veteran of the Iraq war is selling a rare letter from President Obama to cover her son's medical and personal expenses despite the president's handwritten promise to do "everything we can over the next four years to support your family."

Yet another Hillary lie?

"A new email made public Tuesday indicates the Pentagon had military forces at the ready when the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi was under siege, a claim the State Department has repeatedly disputed.

Jeremy Bash, then the Defense Department's chief of staff, wrote in an email to top aides to Hillary Clinton the night of Sept. 11, 2012 that Gen. Martin Dempsey and the Joint Chiefs of Staff had 'identified the forces that could move to Benghazi.They are spinning as we speak,' Bash wrote within hours of the start of the attack.While parts of the email were redacted, the message indicates the Pentagon was waiting for approval from the State Department to send the forces in. That help never arrived for the Americans under siege at the Benghazi compound."

If this awful woman becomes president, we are well and truly in for it.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Turning "No Fly" into "No Buy"

So, people on the terror watch list and the no fly list shouldn't be able to buy guns. It's the kind of thing that has a certain superficial reasonableness about it - until you look at the facts (those pesky things, again!)

Update: The one person on a "no fly" list who has actually been responsible for the death of an American citizen.

Update II: Rebecca, in the comments - "It all makes sense if you compare Obama's governing skills to a cat that got into the yarn basket."



(H/T: Girls Just Wannah Have Guns)

Triumphalist Islam is a blight on humanity and should be extirpated (ok, Madam Attorney General, come and get me).

Related: "How the 'New York Times' and Loretta Lynch Made Me Join the NRA".

Geez, these totally random, motiveless attacks are quite perplexing.

According to the NYT, the best way to deal with violence in the U.S. is to make the country a huge gun-free zone.

(H/T: Moonbattery).

Female Canadian volunteer soldier fighting for the Kurds has a decidedly low opinion of ISIS manhood (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Hillary Clinton: lost in the fog.

Hey, Cankles, over here!

So, are they, like, monitoring themselves or what? "72 DHS Employees on Terrorist Watch List".

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday funnies

Yeah, the theft was newsworthy, but not as newsworthy to me as the mere existence of something called a circumcision ambulance.

I shake my head when I think of those days that I had to stay after class wiping what might well have been extremely valuable artwork off the chalkboard.

Looks like Darth Vader's fortunes have really hit rock bottom.

Probably because he didn't get the job...

Warning: your new Ford will rat you out.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Wow! Can I get some black-powder rim-fire .44 magnums to go with that?

Donkey Rep. Loretta Sanchez decries the plague of "multiautomatic round weapons".

Righteous Among the Nations

Robert Avrech at Seraphic Secret tells the story of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds and his inspiring act of courage.

Happy Feet Friday

By tradition, the harp is generally thought to be the musical instrument of choice in heaven. If this is the way they play 'em, then move over St. Pete and let me cut some rug!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I see an IRS audit in her future

"Woman to Hillary: You Say Rape Accusers Should Be Believed, What About Your Husband’s?"

Horrifying irony

"Muslim Newlyweds Slaughter Co-Workers Who Threw Them a Baby Shower".

I suppose, among the Islamo-Nazis, gratitude is a mere sectarian notion.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bernie Sanders' pacemaker just made his electric garage door open

"Emily Ratajkowski Endorses Bernie Sanders For President".

Talk about cognitive dissonance!

"Obama: I’m Confident Next President Will Be Democrat, I’m Confident in Wisdom of American People".

Sorry, Wile E. Peyote, it can't be both.

Update: And in another observation representing shear jenyus, Barry said this.