Monday, October 31, 2016

Farcical, indeed

Victor Davis Hanson, in a typically insightful article on the latest wrinkle in the FBI's investigation of Hillary's rogue server involving Anthony Weiner's lap top (perhaps I should emphasize, I'm talking about his computer), touches on one ostensibly small point that could serve as a hilarious capstone to her history of bad judgement: Hillary is the person "who supposedly fixed Abedin up with Weiner". So, if she loses the election, she would have been the person who planted the seeds of her own downfall.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I don't want, not only this crook, but this idiot anywhere near the White House.

Update: Mark Steyn's invaluable take (H/T: Friend and commenter, Bruce).

Who's up for a lecture on legal ethics by the only Attorney General ever cited for contempt by the U.S. Congress?

Eric Holder. I thought we had heard the last of this notorious political hack, but obviously not.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Apparently, even Comey's wife thought he screwed up

This piece by Ed Klein suggests that there was, indeed, a mutiny going on at the FBI.
He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.
And there's also this:
'The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,' the source continued. 'And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.
Grain of salt and all that (as there always has to be with unsourced reporting), but this sounds about right.

Update: What the...650,000 emails on this one lap top!?! That's an awful lot of scouring somebody's going to have to do. I guess that nixes the idea that this business can be cleared up before the election.

Update II: Thuggary Clinton - "Leaked Email Shows How Far Hillary Was Willing to Go to SILENCE Trey Gowdy".

As if they didn't generate enough, themselves

"A massive pile of manure was dumped on the doorstep of the Warren County Democrats in Ohio - and police are searching for the culprit.

It sounds like one of those shovel-ready jobs President Obama is always talking about."

Haw! Courtesy of friend and commenter, JeffS.

"Why would she say something that is so flatly untrue?"

Why does the rattlesnake rattle? Why does the dog bark? Why does the shark bite? Because it is in their nature, it is hardwired instinct. Hillary Clinton lies because mendacity is one of the main building blocks of her character, an automatic defense mechanism like the skunk and its anal scent glands.

In the latest example (which may well have been overtaken by other lies in the last 24 hours), Chris Wallace catches Cankles wagging her forked tongue again: "Mook Admits Clinton Lied About Claiming FBI Letter Was Sent Only to Republicans".

Unrelated update: Joe Biden is lucky he's not riding on Hillary's airplane - "If [Trump] wins, I’ll extend a hand,” Biden said. “He would be president of the United States of America, period. I pray that doesn’t happen. I want that [Maniac? Pathological liar? I wonder what he was actually going to say - Paco] — I want Hillary to be president, but whomever is the president is president of the United States of America.”

Saturday, October 29, 2016

You mean before the voters find out what the new FBI probe is about?

Shrillary: "I would urge everybody to get out and vote early".

Hillary Clinton: like Al Capone, but with less fashion sense and fatter ankles.

Dangerous work

Carlos Dangerous, in fact.

(H/T: Instapundit)


(H/T: Clash Daily)

The problem is...

...that this absurd case should never have gotten as far as the Supreme Court in the first place (and it wouldn't have if Obama hadn't decided to play around with his social justice flamethrower): "Supreme Court to rule on transgender bathroom use".

We got Obama Care because Justice Roberts allowed himself to be intimidated by the Obama administration and its allies in the news media into ruling that something that's not a tax really is a tax. Will he now chicken out again and rule that someone who's not a woman really is a woman?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

Let's take a break from politics for a few moments and climb aboard the Super Chief with Count Basie.

Beats me

So, what do you think James Comey is up to in reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails? Five will get you ten that Huma Abedin winds up taking the fall, and probably alone, thereby taking the heat off of Hillary in the days leading up to the election.

On the other hand, it's difficult to see that happening before the election. Maybe Hapless Huma's future indictment is intended to ward off impeachment of Cankles, although it's difficult to imagine a Senate clotted with RINOs ever attempting such a thing in the first place.

Rebellious career agents flexing their muscle? Genuinely new information, different in kind and materiality from the stuff Comey's already written off? Color me baffled.

Iceland shows the way

I could definitely support something called the "Pirate Party".
The Pirate Party, an anti-authoritarian band of buccaneers that wants to shift power from government to people, is one of the front-runners in an election triggered by financial scandal in a country still recovering from economic catastrophe in 2008.
Their philosophy seems to differ considerably from that of our own Pirate Party, known familiarly as "Democrats".

A couple of you lads help Mrs. Clinton onto the plank.

So instead of putting her away in a nice psychiatric clinic...

...her Mamluks want to settle her into the White House.

Oy vey. They ought to be feeding apple sauce to this woman on a long spoon through an aperture in her cell door, but, instead, hey, why don't we just give her the nuke codes?

Time for national-symbol truth in labeling; we ought to retire the bald eagle and replace it with this...

Update: Need more evidence that she's non compos mentis? "Hillary Clinton Eyes Vice President Joe Biden As Her Secretary of State".

"Sweet! And I was going to settle for ambassador to the Austro-Hungarian Empire!"

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pretty expensive golf lesson

President Barack Obama - remember him? - made a trip to Florida to play golf with Tiger Woods at a cost to the U.S. taxpayer of $3.6 million.

My pessimism over the fate of our republic really began accelerating when this 9th rate, glorified ward heeler was elected president. It's now positively red-lining.

Confused and frustrated by this year's wild political scene?

Kurt Schlichter has the (hilarious) wisdom you need.

Hillary Clinton stinks

No, seriously. According to Bill Clinton's alleged former mistress, Dolly Kyle:
“I picked Billy up at the airport and he had this dowdy-looking middle-aged woman with him … this woman was Hillary,” Kyle said. “Hillary, I thought was a Hillary impersonator. Because she looked so bad and she smelled so bad I just didn’t believe this was Hillary.”

Hillary’s bad odor and unkempt appearance were what Kyle claimed she remembered most, thinking Bill Clinton was playing some sort of “sick joke” on her.

“I couldn’t imagine why Billy would haul such a person in the plane with him in public. She was wearing a misshapen, brown, dress-like thing that must have been intended to hide her lumpy body. The garment was long, but stopped too soon to hide her fat ankles and her thick calves covered with black hair,” Kyle said.

“I noticed that the woman emitted an overpowering odor of perspiration and greasy hair. I hoped that I wouldn’t gag when she got in my car. The sandal-shod woman with lank, smelly hair stood off to the side and glared at everyone.”
There are many reasons why Hillary Clinton is unfit to be president, and not the least important one is her essential weirdness.

There goes the neighborhood

Mrs. Paco acquired an interesting new neighbor at the hospital where she is recovering from surgery.

I walked out of her room this morning to go get some coffee, and happened to glance in the room next to hers. There was a scruffy looking patient wolfing down his breakfast, and a security guard sitting in a chair in the doorway watching him. On my way back, I noticed a couple of Deputy U.S. Marshals hanging around outside of the same guy's room. All I know for sure is that the patient is not a member of the DNC or one of Hillary's PACs; otherwise, John Law wouldn't be anywhere in sight.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Laugh while you can, Zeke

Because when I hear that, at a future date TBD, they wheel you into a hospital afflicted with some exotic disease like the West Indian Dry Gripes or Ondine's Curse, and you're given a summons to appear before a death panel, I'll be laughing, too.

Wron Wronwright, call your office

"Scientists have recreated an ancient mead from 2,500 years ago".

For anyone out there who doesn't have a clue who Wronwright is, or the mead context - well, all I can say is, it has to do with Tim Blair's old blog, and a golden age of commenting fun it was, too.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fake Republican Colin Powell announces he will vote for Hillary

I guess when he said that she was greedy, overly ambitious and not transformational, he meant that in a good way.

Update: On second thought, maybe Colin Powell is what passes for a "real" Republican these days, and the rest of us simply make up the illegitimate "deplorable" wing.

"We owe the system nothing"

Kurt Schlichter is positively on fire with this denunciation of all the crocodile tears being shed over Trump's reluctance to issue a blanket, unqualified statement that he will accept the results of the election.
We owe the system nothing. Nada. Zip. Instead, the system owes us fairness and honesty, and without them it has no right to our default acceptance of its results. That acceptance must be earned. This means that the system must aggressively police its own integrity, and this year it has utterly failed to do so.
When democracy becomes a tool in the hands of a self-appointed ruling class, when the democratic system is used to undermine individual liberty, then something's got to give - and, if we're to hang on to the kind of country our founders envisioned, it ain't gonna be be liberty.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Unfunny Sunday

Mrs. Paco got dragged off her feet while walking the dog today and broke her hip. She's scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning, so I'll be offline for a few days most likely. Prayers for her speedy recovery would be appreciated.

Update: Mrs. Paco developed some cardiac issues after the surgery (including a heart rate of 200 beats a minute). They got her stabilized, but are keeping her in the ICU overnight for observation. Possibly related to the surgery (the surgeon wound up doing a complete hip replacement).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Has the internet become a time bomb?

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air discusses the massive cyber attack yesterday that took down a slew of servers, affecting popular sites such as Twitter and Netflix.

Getting off the grid voluntarily (as opposed to having it pulled out from under me) is starting to look better and better - but also harder and harder.

The best and the brightest

Hillary's consigliere, John Podesta, falls for common phishing scam.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

It's Friday, and I can't wait for that Five O'Clock Whistle. Neither can Duke Ellington and the band.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Of course

The corruption runs deep in the Clinton campaign, no doubt with the blessing of its Red Queen. So, naturally, there's a campaign worker with the absolutely perfect name of Wylie Mao who claims he could get away with sexual assault.

2nd Amendment math

Cheerfully pinched from Veeshir at DoublePlusUndead. If you're not reading the V-man everyday, you're missing out on some righteous (and hilarious) rage.

Hey, Madonna wants to give you an STD!

All that, and Hillary, too.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pumpkin carving is so yesterday

Hickok45 shows how it's done with a pair of Colt .45's.

Sunday funnies

Lost in translation.

Paper resumes? Boring! Sending out action figures of yourself? Eye-catching!

Komputance eksemplifyd...

The dangers of coitus interruptus (or why, if you live in bear country, you should carry a .44 Magnum - and maybe a couple of hand grenades).

And now, for that tear-jerking, romantic ballad, "I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aim is Getting Better".

Hey, how about Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in literature? Who better than Weird Al Yankovic to demonstrate the nuanced complexities of Dylan's poetic mind.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Great! Another promotion!!

I've now ascended another rung on the ladder of pejoratives from "deplorable" to "scum of the earth" (next stop: "just as bad as Hitler").

Well, I don't know that I'd call it an "open" revolt

I'm delighted that so many FBI agents are disgusted with their chief's handling bungling fixing of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's criminal mishandling of emails; however, I'm pretty much with Veeshir on this: "Quit whining at us about how you’re all mad. We’re mad too. And we’re the ones who are the most boned. We’re the ones the gov’t is going to send you after now that they know you’re a bunch of Hillary!’s Bitches and will only whine anonymously about shitting on the rule of law."

It's rather as if Fletcher Christian and the crew of the Bounty simply chalked some anonymous graffiti on the quarter deck ("Captain Bligh is a Poopy Head"), rather than actually put the man off the ship.

Now, I don't mean to understate the dangers of openly challenging the FBI director: it would probably mean having to resign, first, and public condemnations might, in any event, get agents in trouble for violating the non-disclosure agreements they were compelled to sign. But doing the right thing sometimes requires personal sacrifice and taking some risks and if the Bureau has become as hopelessly politicized and tainted with corruption as many (if not most) of the agents claim, then it's not unreasonable to expect at least a couple of genuinely patriotic FBI employees to step forward and openly say so. Otherwise, they are, however reluctantly, "just following orders", in which case their protestations are useless.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

The Will Bradley/Ray McKinley band do a boogie-woogie on The Chicken Reel (the studio version released on the 78 was called "Chicken Gumboogie").

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I'm back (sort of)

We went down to Virginia Beach to visit my older son, and what excellent timing! Left Northern Virginia Saturday morning just in time to catch the wake of the hurricane which flooded much of Virginia Beach and knocked out power all over the place. Also, I'm apparently so out of shape that I got tendonitis just screwing curtain rods into the wall; my right hand is practically useless (which worries me, since that's my shooting hand). So, posting may be limited due to the fact that I'm typing mainly with my left hand.

Meanwhile, the election draws near and we're looking at the real possibility of a Clinton presidency. I imagine she'll wind up being a kind of pantsuited Robert Mugabe if she gets in. Sad times for the dear old Republic.

BTW, couldn't get away from Cankles even at a Bojangles fast food joint. The restaurant had a television mounted on the wall and Fox News was providing live coverage of Clinton making a speech in Florida. The typical loud, robotic, hectoring style; and there, standing next to her, looking like a well-dressed cigar store Indian, was Al Gore.

Friday, October 7, 2016

See ya

I'll be offline for a few days, so make yourself at home in the comments section.

BTW, saw this bit in the animated movie, Zootopia. The scene is set in the town's Department of Motor Vehicles. I think we've all had a similar experience.

Hillary Clinton, nasty piece of work

Secret Service agents discuss crabby grandma.

Heck of a job, Jimmy!

"FBI agents are ready to revolt over the cozy Clinton probe".
Comey has turned a once-proud institution known for its independence into one that bows to election pressure, hands out political immunity to candidates and effectively pardons their co-conspirators. He’s turned the FBI into the Federal Bureau of Immunity and lost the trust and respect of not only his agents but the country at large. He ought to step down.
Are you crazy? We're probably looking at Hillary's first Supreme Court nominee.

Happy Feet Friday

John Brim knocks out the Gary Stomp.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Right hand man turns out to be more of a left hand man

Secretary of Defense Ashe Carter's top military aide was quite the playah on the taxpayer's dime.
Maj. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, U.S. Army, was abruptly fired from his position as special assistant to the secretary of defense last November. An investigation by the Pentagon’s inspector general now confirms allegations against Lewis, including a visit to an off-limits club on “Hooker Hill” in Seoul, South Korea, charging taxpayers for $400 bottles of champagne at a strip club in Rome, and making unwanted advances to female subordinates.

That's not the anatomical analogy I would have used, but it'll do

"Is The FBI Now An Arm Of The Democratic Party?"

We're bypassing the South American banana republic model and heading straight for the African tribal dictatorship template.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

When's the last time Tim Kaine was tested for drugs?

I'm continuing to maintain my perfect record of not watching the debates, but, based on reports, Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine apparently came across like a meth head who desperately needed his next fix.

"Give me your cash or I'll scratch your eyes out!"

The Department of Just-Us strikes again

DOJ drops charges against an arms dealer when it becomes apparent that disclosures would embarrass the Red Queen.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


I'm now a "pernicious, corrupting influence"!

And deplorable. Don't forget deplorable.

BTW, this pernicious, corrupting influence just located the long-sought-after Henry lever action rifle chambered in .41 Magnum, for sale and in stock at an online firearms dealer (currently, I believe, it is the only rifle being manufactured in this caliber). Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Well, there goes the basement vote

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agree: Sanders' supporters live in their parents' basements.

Hey, your honor, just in case the ATF comes looking, that's where mine already are

"Oregon Judge: All Guns In U.S. Should Be Dumped In Ocean".

Sunday funnies

In the war of Pokemon burgers, Australia wins hands down.

Ah ha! That must be my problem: Witzelsucht.

A handgun would be more efficient: "A Missouri dad fended off an armed home intruder by hurling his 30-pound TV at the would-be robber and charging at him."

The science is settled: "A math professor has worked out an equation to calculate how long into a car journey it takes a child to ask: 'Are we nearly there yet?'"

Best police report ever (be sure to click to enlarge)...