Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Paco gumbo

I'll be offline for a few days, so here's a little bit of everything.

Chuck Berry rocks with "Run, Run, Rudolph".




Jerry Clower tells the story of his pessimistic barber.



A wrong turn goes about as wrong as it can go (language alert).

Pressure cooker fail...



Veeshir's got the end times covered.

Facts, shmacts. Global warming requires faith, baby (H/T: Common Cents).

Scientists in New Zealand have discovered fossils of a giant species of penguin. Based on an artist's reconstruction, they probably looked something like this...



Whew! What's that smell? Is that a landfill? No, it's the Mueller investigation.

Immigration minus assimilation equals disaster.

Jimmy Pruitt was a country swing and rockabilly musician active in the 50's and early sixties, and, although born blind, and largely self-taught, he had a great ear and a pair of magic hands that made him equally at home with the guitar and the piano. Here are a couple of performances from the old Town Hall Party TV program.






My guess is it's a secret Obama-era surveillance satellite.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Animals always know...

"Portrait of Hillary Clinton sets off security dogs".

(H/T: Mrs. Paco)

It's like a classic movie

I could watch it over and over again and never get tired of it...



(H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Whoa! That must have left a mark.



Navy razzes West Point over one of its more embarrassing cadets.

Former wanna-be Führer warns America about the dangers of Fascism

I rarely cite the Huffington Post, but this article includes a comment that is absolutely priceless.

Jughead McLightworker, whose reign is now blissfully ended, said in an interview with HuffPo that “'You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,' he told interviewer Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, after defending institutions such as freedom of religion and freedom of the press. (Obama admitted, however, that the latter sometimes drove him 'nuts' during his time in the White House [emphasis mine - Paco])".

Yeah, because, you see, there's real freedom - such as the right to keep your health insurance or your doctor - and there's bogus freedom, which is really just hate crime, such as the right not to have to bake a gay wedding cake, or the right - also a hate crime (if not treason) - to criticize left-wing foreign policy and unlimited immigration.

As Obama's legacy continues to fall apart (like the statue of Ozymandias, only at a much faster rate) we can probably expect more self-serving bleats to escape through his pursed, disapproving lips. I imagine he'll eventually wind up like Norma Desmond, watching old videos of his time in the spotlight (with Valerie Jarrett assuming the role of faithful servant Max von Mayerling, lighting his cigarettes - but only when Michelle is away).




(Image gratefully lifted from Evil Bloggerlady)

Sunday funnies

New from Perfectly Asinine Christmas Ornaments, the Hillary Tree Topper!

Help yourself: "Man cooks own food after finding worker asleep inside Waffle House". (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Quintessential California man argues for the right to throw house parties...




The Fred Astaire of cockatiels struts his stuff...




Having trouble understanding the Bitcoin phenomenon? This guy explains it all...




This week's funny t-shirt from the folks at Bad Idea...




Like a bad penny - a really old, tarnished, scratched up bad penny (via Doug Ross)...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

One area where Trump is clearly showing Obama up for the idiot he is

"Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving terror caliphate in tatters":
...ISIS has been routed from Iraq and Syria with an ease and speed that's surprised even the men and women who carried out the mission. Experts say it's a prime example of a campaign promise kept. President Trump scrapped his predecessor’s rules of engagement, which critics say hamstrung the military, and let battlefield decisions be made by the generals in the theater, and not bureaucrats in Washington.

How do I botch thee, let me count the ways

It's difficult to keep up with CNN's reporting "mistakes", but Peter Hasson at The Daily Caller takes a stab at it.

Wow! Fighting armed troops is a lot harder than gunning down defenseless women and children.

Interesting video of ISIS militants attempting to flee from their foes.

Al Franken, gracious to the last

Soon-to-be ex-Senator Al Franken issued a remarkable non-apology to his victims, while also getting in a jab at President Trump.

The clown also owes an apology to all those felons who voted for him illegally and may have been responsible for dragging him over the finish line in the first place.

Too bad. And he brought so much dignity to the office, too...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Whoa! Almost missed it.

Today was the 84th anniversary of the passage of the 21st Amendment - the one that abolished Prohibition.

Hopelessly tainted

One of my favorite cop movies is Prince of the City, a 1981 film starring Treat Williams that explores police corruption and the price paid for trying to come clean.

I won't go into the details here (see the movie!), but one thing that really stood out was the characterization of most of the federal prosecutors as overly ambitious bullies; for my money, they were more repugnant than the corrupt cops and even some of the actual criminals. The movie has come to the fore of my recollections lately due to the execrable behavior of a host of partisan hacks now carrying badges for the FBI and the Department of Justice and actively engaged in the ongoing witch hunt that is pretty clearly trying to bring down Donald Trump's presidency. Contrasted with the treatment these same investigators gave Hillary Clinton and her gang, the whole process is even more revolting.

Mueller must go.

BTW, one of the reasons I support Trump is because of the kind of enemies he's making.



(Image gratefully lifted from Veeshir the Ferocious).

Monday, December 4, 2017

Must-read Tweet from Former AG Eric Holder

Heh. Made you look.

Holder gets roasted on Twitter for using the words "integrity" and "honesty" without any sense of irony.

BTW, Holder's legacy of partisanship and dishonesty continues at the Department of Just Us.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday funnies

Updated and bumped: Excellent (and hilarious) advice for politicians, news anchors and entertainment gurus of the male sex.

Via Ace:



Drunk as a skunk 'possum (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

That must have been one big, angry citizen: "Alleged Car Burglar Calls 911 When Truck Owner Confronts Him" (another H/T to Mrs. Paco).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



Try doing this with a wall-mounted pencil sharpener...



Ray Stevens wishes everybody a happy redneck Christmas...




Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Christmas is comin', so let's start rockin' with the Tractors.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Justice denied

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate found "not guilty" in shooting death of Kate Steinle.

The gun apparently just crawled into his hands and fired itself.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Drool, Britannia

A lorry-full of stupid in this decision: "The century-old Girls Guides (the U.K.’s Girl Scouts) have officially instructed their leadership to allow members who are biologically male but identify as female to have access to girls’ changing rooms, bathroom facilities (including showers), and sleeping quarters for overnight trips. Plus, this rule applies to all members, ages five to 25."

An avalanche of scandals

Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, and now Teddy Davis, senior producer of Shaky Jake Tapper's "State of the Union" program.

Our self-styled betters are turning out to be our worsers.

Update: Join David Burge (alias Iowahawk) for an exciting game of Dirt Bag Bingo!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Trump wins this tussle

Like a struggle between two competing popes in 14th century Europe, Trump's nominee to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Mick Mulvaney) and a holdover from the Obama administration (Leandra English) have been vying for the office of Director of this heretofore completely unaccountable agency. A federal court sided with President Trump today.

C'mon, they can't find this dude?

Tip for professional criminals: if you plan on breaking out of jail someday, don't be this guy...

Monday, November 27, 2017

The next time your life hits a bump in the road...

...just reflect on what it must be like to draw nutrition from eating lice: "Defector Reveals How Orphaned North Koreans Survived The Great Famine".

Elective office isn't the only thing politicians are stalking

The Daily Wire notes 24 recent sex scandals that news outlets like CNN are not covering.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday funnies

Inopportune arrival of bus (H/T: The Daily Wire):



Small bathroom? No problem...



Probably looking for a drink (H/T: Mrs. Paco): "Camel escapes from Ohio yard, wanders through town".

Taking the common spitball fight nuclear...



The day before Thanksgiving. Time to get out of town and lie low.

I've heard of having eyes in the back of your head, but, um...



Prayers answered (H/T: Mrs. Paco): "15 pounds of ham crashed onto a Florida roof".

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Feet Friday (late night edition)

Blues pianist Little Johnny Jones, backed by Elmore James on guitar, performs "Chicago Blues".

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!



Everybody have a great day, and if you're traveling, be careful out there.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fact: No bearded dragon has ever attended college

And now, thanks to you wanton carbon dioxide producers, polluters and denialists, it's unlikely that one ever will: "Climate Change May Be Making Bearded Dragons Less Intelligent".

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mugabe steps down in Zimbabwe in order to, er, spend more time with his family

Mugabe is out, but he obviously has some interesting second-career prospects as a fashion designer.

Sunday funnies

Via friend and commenter Rebecca, funny airport pickup signs. Here's one of my favorites (click to enlarge):



"We're not running out of gas today, Tommy."



"But, officer, I only had one drink!"



Will the real Superman step forward? (H/T: Common Cents).



The latest in the adventures of Florida Man (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

A new tactic for suspects during interrogations: "A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence." (also, H/T: Mrs. Paco)

A list of interesting jobs from that wild man of the web, TimT at Will Type for Food.

Investigators are looking into why this is such a dangerous intersection (H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"):

Friday, November 17, 2017

John Heinrichs (1956 - 2017)

It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of long-time reader, friend and commenter John Heinrichs. I received an email from his nephew, Nolan, this evening who wrote that John passed away peacefully in his sleep today.

John was a prime source of material, from serious discussions of international politics to comical news articles. I will miss him terribly.

God bless his soul and comfort his family.

Happy Feet Friday

It's cold outside, so time to dream of a warm place. Here's Sarah Vaughan singing "Moon Over Miami".

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hold off, Democrats

No need to impeach Trump. North Korea has already sentenced him to death.
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK,” an editorial by North Korea’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun read. “Trump, who is no more than an old slave of money, dared point an accusing finger at the sun. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
North Korea is a festering sore on humanity, but it's still hard not to laugh at its government's pretensions.

At least this kind of thing doesn't end like a card game in the old west

If you catch a Scrabble player cheating, you don't pull out a Derringer and shoot him; you get him banned.

Good old Moe Berg

You remember Moe Berg, don't you? Third-string catcher for a number of major league teams in the 1930s? Well, it's no surprise if you don't, because Moe was pretty meh as a baseball player. But it turns out, he was an excellent spy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Home again

Mrs. Paco and I drove down to North Carolina this weekend to visit my father, Old Paco, who is 89 and ailing. It was a good visit, and O.P., though very frail, was perfectly lucid and communicative. His biggest debility, in his opinion (and I tend to agree), is his blindness, which has been total for around five years. A pity in any circumstances, but doubly so, given the beautiful view from the front of his house:





Sunday funnies (late edition)

Why isn't this an Olympic sport? "This Windsor runner can chug beer and complete a mile faster than anyone else in the world" (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Poor getaway planning: "A man accused of stealing a motorized shopping cart from an Alaska grocery store didn't get very far or go very fast before his low-speed getaway attempt was foiled by police. The battery-operated cart with a basket mounted behind the handlebars has a top speed of 1.9 mph." (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

As Thanksgiving approaches, the turkeys are fighting back (H/T: ditto)

Things really are closer than they appear in the sideview mirror:



From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



Friday, November 10, 2017

So long, troll boy

Regular readers may have noticed that we've had a troll in our midst. I'm fine with people who disagree with the content of my posts, or who want to debate with commenters, as long as they conduct themselves in a respectful manner and actually have something intelligent to say. I'm not fine with social justice chimps who just want to fling feces through the bars of their cage. So, yes, JC, I will continue to spam, delete and otherwise eliminate your childish drivel until you are capable of rising above the level of merely screaming "F**k you!" at your betters.

You go, girl!

Too good to check: Hillary Clinton may be running staggering for president, again.

Happy Feet Friday

Bessie Dudley and Florence Hill do some lively steppin' to a hot jazz tune laid down by Duke Ellington and his orchestra.

We liberals feel for the homeless

We just don't want them stinking up our neighborhoods: "Authorities in California ask church to stop feeding the homeless".

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A tragic anniversary

A quick primer on communism's legacy.

Bummer

Democrat Ralph Northan beat out Republican Ed Gillespie for governor in Virginia.

I'm glad that I'll soon be returning to my homeland (North Carolina).

Monday, November 6, 2017

Carnage

We offer our prayers for those people killed and wounded at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas by yet another maniac (in this case, a man who had been dishonorably discharged from the Air Force).

Real ghost?

Or masterful prank? Beats me, but this film of strange doings in an old Irish school gives me the creeps (background available in this news article):

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday funnies

The latest team sport: grave digging.

Typical Canadian traffic sign:



(Both of the above items courtesy of Captain Heinrichs).

Does your bottled water taste funny?



They were from the same litter, but they followed very different paths...



"Hey, honey, come see the new neighbors".



Yep...



Welcome to a new little monster (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

972 people with far too much time on their hands: "YSU sets world record as 972 people dress up as penguins" (another H/T to Mrs. Paco).

Today's Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris invented a language that incorporates karate and roundhouse kicks. So next time Chuck Norris is kicking your ass, don’t be offended or hurt, he may be just trying to tell you he likes your hat.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Imagine my surprise...

...when I saw an image of a painting put up by CBD, one of the co-bloggers at Ace of Spades, the original of which used to hang over the fireplace in the den of the house owned by my late father- and mother-in-law.



The name of the painting is Vuelta de la Pesca and the artist is José Mongrell. Mrs. Paco recently settled her late father's estate, and the painting was sold through Sotheby's.

CBD asks, "Does this scene evoke anything odd and puzzling in anyone?" It does, for me. The painting always puts me in mind of John Steinbeck's tragic novel, The Pearl, about a Mexican pearl diver who finds a pearl of unusually great value, but who is plagued by envious neighbors and a chiseling buyer. He decides to set off with his wife and child for the capital to sell the pearl, but he is tracked by three men, whom he eventually kills. The climactic scene is one of shocking horror, so, if you decide to read the book, be prepared.

It would be great if they truly were the last of a certain type of Republican

"Both former President Bushes had choice words for current President Donald Trump in a new book scheduled to be published later this month, with the elder Bush reportedly calling the billionaire commander-in-chief a 'blowhard' and flatly stating he does not 'like' him.

Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush, the 41st and 43rd top executives respectively, spoke to author Mark K. Updegrove for the book 'The Last Republicans.' It detailed the relationship between the father-and-son presidents and how they were fretful of what Trump had done to the Republican Party.

Furthermore, both ex-presidents admitted they did not vote for Trump. The elder Bush pulled the lever for Democrat Hillary Clinton while the younger told Updegrove he voted for 'none of the above.'”

More proof that the guiding "principles" of the ruling class, whether Democrat or Republican, boil down to a fondness for the warm, cozy smell of the inside-the-beltway corral, an abiding sense of comfort in the predictable machinations of professional politicians.

I hope there's a genuine and lasting reason for both of these RINOs to be "fretful" about what Trump has done to the Republican Party, because, from where I'm sitting, it looks like the Trump shake-up may lead to the final destruction of the complacent, ineffectual and voter-oblivious party that the Bushes did so much to sustain. Time to face a bitter truth, H.W. and W.: Trump is your legacy.

Friday, November 3, 2017

By popular demand

Well, friend and commenter Deborah asked about it, anyway. Here's Maggie on Halloween, dressed as Owlette (some kind of cartoon character).

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Camille Howard joins Roy Milton and his Solid Senders on "Groovy Blues".

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Assortment

I don't want to hear another damned word from nevertrumpers about what a smart, upright, straight-shooter Robert Mueller is: "Mueller Partnered with Radical Islamist Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Manuals".

Mark Steyn continues to do solid work in pointing out the insanity of the "diversity lottery" immigration program.

It may be the day after Halloween, but it's never too late to trigger (H/T: Ace of Spades):



Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt, one of Obama's favorite crony capitalists, could always be relied on to spout the party line on climate change, but, as is the case with most such people, he was a massive hypocrite.

So, Mr. Obama, how's that thaw with Iran working out?

I dunno, Gov. Cuomo, maybe what we need is truck control.

Yeah, that sounds like a good civics lesson: let's get rid of all the memorials to Washington and Jefferson and a host of Confederate generals and replace them with statues of real heroes like Marion "Bitch Set Me Up" Barry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Updated and bumped: "10 weird Halloween facts and trivia".

I'm thinking of dressing up as a gun-toting, transgender, African-American Frito Bandito. That should offend practically everybody.

Seriously, though, if you're going to be wandering around tonight, beware of the boogie-woogie boogie man...

Monday, October 30, 2017

This sounds more fun than golf

The guntry club.

Carbon dioxide emissions alert

On the anniversary of Donald Trump's election victory, thousands in the "Resistance" plan to scream at the sky.

Not sure what this will accomplish, except to further demonstrate the well-known durability of the typical leftist larynx. I think it would be a good idea to distribute free bottles of Listerine to prevent the creation of a very fetid and insalubrious miasma over the affected areas.

Paco World News Daily (PWND) has obtained exclusive video of a couple of #nevertrumpers warming up for the big day:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Gamesmanship



H/T: Ace of Spades

Sunday funnies

Looks like a case of explosive flatulence...



Batman's golf cart...



Things dads never hear from their kids...



I think you have to have Amazon Prime to do this: "Florida couple receives marijuana in Amazon order" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"...



Funny t-shirt (from the folks at Bad Idea T-Shirts)...



Via Grouchy Old Cripple...



Saturday, October 28, 2017

You go, girl!

Daisy, the official dog of Paco Enterprises, displays her contempt for Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia.

Yes, yes you are!

And we're glad: "Climate Change Crusader Bill Nye Says, ‘I Am a Failure’".

Friday, October 27, 2017

Yessir, you can't buy publicity like that

Hilarious: "Clinton hobbles out of Chelsea's on crutches before ditching them on stage to pick up 'Wonder Woman' award on her 70th birthday".

You'll recall that Hillary recently fell down the stairs while carrying some "coffee" and broke her toe.

H/T: Mrs. Paco

Happy Feet Friday (sleuthing edition)

One of my favorite screwball comedies is the 1945 Warner Bros film, The Horn Blows at Midnight, starring Jack Benny and Alexis Smith, with a host of wonderful supporting actors (including the incredibly beautiful Dolores Moran). Jack plays an angel whose assignment is to travel to earth in order to sound the trump of doom, but he manages to bungle the job and is trapped here while the higher powers figure out what to do.

There's a scene in the movie where Jack has landed a tryout for a gig with a swing band - Slippy Tompkins and his Twelve Hep Cats - and he's being escorted to the bandstand by the dance hall manager. While they're chatting, the band - ostensibly Slippy and the boys, but in reality that fabulous Warner Bros studio orchestra of the 1940s - is playing an extremely catchy swing number, with young people jitterbugging like mad. The tune struck me as being a big cut above mere incidental music that would have been written for a half minute for one scene in this particular movie, and I assumed it must have been the instrumental version of a pop song which I had somehow never come across. The tune runs from the opening of the following video until about the 35-second mark:



I initially thought this might be something from the writing team of Warren and Mercer, but an extensive search through their songbook didn't turn it up. I began to check out Warner Bros movies on YouTube from time to time - and last weekend I hit pay-dirt.

The song is called "Ice Cold Katie", and it's the centerpiece for a big musical number in the 1943 Warner Bros film, Thank Your Lucky Stars. The scene features an all-black cast, including Hattie McDaniel and Willie Best, and tells the story of a soldier who is wooing a beautiful, but haughty, young woman and trying to get her to marry him before he's shipped overseas. The song was written by Frank Loesser and Arthur Schwartz. And here it is:



So, mystery solved.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Finally!

We are soon to be rid of the execrable John "Stonewall" Koskinen.

Hubris

Happy birthday, Mrs. President!

Well, that didn't work

"Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure".

The moral? Beware of billionaires and their grand schemes for social experimentation.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fats Domino, RIP

Fats Domino, a popular figure in R&B and early rock & roll, has joined the majority.

Thanks for the memories, Fats. Here he is, performing "Ain't That a Shame".



And here's something a little livelier: "Fats' Frenzy".

Huh?

Harvey Weinstein. Bob Weinstein. James Toback. And now...George H.W. Bush?

Welcome to the ClintonComeyRussia Scandalrama!

Lots and lots of news coming out today.

First, a good primer on the whole dossier affair, from Mollie Hemingway.

Second, somebody needs to go through the FBI with a roto-rooter.

Third, the real Russian collusion scandal features a certain unsuccessful presidential candidate whom Kurt Schlichter refers to as Felonia Von Pantsuit.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton: crooked and stupid

No surprise, really, but according to the Washington Post, Cankles and the sleazemeisters at the DNC paid for the research that led to the infamous dossier purporting to show Trump cozying up with the Russians.

I don't think anybody but the most die-hard Hillary worshipers believe that the dossier has any genuine validity, so...money spent on a smear campaign that failed to make a difference in the election anyway. Hence, crooked and stupid.

Update: BTW, note this interesting comment from the article: "Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary."

RINO sabotage?

See ya!

Another RINO's Senate seat gets vacated: Jeff Flake announces that he will not seek reelection.

So long, old top! Naturally, we will (*yawn*) follow your future career with considerable interest. And be sure to stow your opinions in an orifice unreachable by photons, there's a good fellow.

Monday, October 23, 2017

They never stop trying

Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty has introduced legislation to ban magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Gawrsh! I guess that fluke canoeing accident in which I only lost magazines with 10+ capacity was a portent or something.

Update: Like trying to hide a hippo behind a dogwood tree. Sorry, Chuck E. Sleaze, it's just too damned obvious.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The voice of inanity

Great moments in mispronunciation from noted theologian, Al Sharpton.



H/T: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

Sunday funnies

Guys, I think the ladies are on to us:



Via a friend at work:

An 80 year old woman was arrested for shoplifting in a supermarket. When she went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?" She replied, "A can of peaches." The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches, and she replied that she was hungry. The judge asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied that there were six. The judge said, "Then I will give you six days in jail." Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman's husband stood up, and asked the judge if he could say something. The judge said, "What is it?" The husband said, "She also stole a can of peas."


Drummed out of the corps: "Labrador retriever flunks out of bomb-sniffing school" (H/T: Mrs. Paco; ditto below).

Doughnut bribe falls short: "Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts".

There are pros and cons to having a pet door. Here's a con:



Hide and seek: expert level...



From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bush 2 seems to have recovered from his case of lockjaw

For eight long years, George Bush declined to offer any significant criticism of his successor. We were constantly assured that this represented the "high road".

How interesting that he now seems to have plenty to say, and none of it to President Trump's credit:
“We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” Bush said. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”

“Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children,” he said at another point. “The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”
Practically all of the foregoing characterized the Obama years, during which time Bush uttered not a peep about the Democratic president's devisiveness, mendacity and authoritarian tendencies.

Perhaps Bush kept quiet all those years because of his special friendship with Michelle Obama. Or maybe he really doesn't view the Obama regime as having been anything more than ruling-class business as usual, compared to Trump's genuinely revolutionary instincts. Hard to say. But I've definitely reached one conclusion: I don't miss George Bush, and I'd be greatly obliged if he'd just shut up for the next several years; this is obviously well within the scope of his abilities, since he was so good at it during Obama's eight-year assault on liberty, patriotism and honest government.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Nothing like some of that sophisticated Basie swing in the morning! Here's the Count and Jimmy Rushing with "The Blues I Like to Hear".

Behind enemy lines

Kurt Schlichter dons his cloak of invisibility and attends a secret Democratic conference. A sample from the decrypted transcript:
[Schumer:] “Remember, we’re here to freely exchange ideas in an atmosphere of openness and unlimited inquiry. With that in mind, your program has a list of the things you can’t say, like ‘illegal alien’ and ‘Christmas.’ It also has a handy cheat sheet of everyone’s preferred pronouns. Mine are ‘he’ and ‘him,’ while Senator Menendez’s are ‘convict’ and ‘Number 675973.’ Also, be sure to observe the rule about not mansplaining, which should not be a problem with this group.”

Ambulant tree stump continues to not surprise us

Maxine Waters, one of the most ignorant, partisan hacks in Congress, couldn't stop clacking her dentures at a charitable event long enough to refrain from dissing Donald Trump.
“We face unprecedented challenges today in our struggle against HIV and AIDS and I want you to know those people in Congress on the opposite side of the aisle from me control every branch of our federal government,” Waters said. “And we have, unfortunately, an unstable, erratic person in the White House.”
Well, if that ain't a case of the pot calling the kettle pot. Waters is as unstable as a two-legged chair.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Great Halloween costume suggestion

Without further preamble:



(H/T: Clash Daily)

Pssst! Mr. Mueller!

If you're looking for collusion with Russia, you just might be looking at the wrong people:
It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic resources — yet still OK’d that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America’s uranium.
I know, put Comey on this. He'll get it cleared up in no time.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Vichy Republican Susan Collins won't vote to repeal Obama Care

And doesn't want Donald Trump to do anything about it, either: "Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy".

BOLO



Susan Collins. Establishment Republican. Caucasian female. Age: 65. Brown hair, appears to have been styled with a meat cleaver and a hand rake. Beady eyes of muddy hue nestled atop a nose that looks like a bicycle horn. If seen, report to Steve Bannon.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Civil asset forfeiture"

That's a mouthful. Why not use simpler, and more transparent, terminology, like, oh, how about theft.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blog forward

Update and bumped: The left's long march through the institutions appears to have tainted West Point, of all places.

That's right; offline again for a few days. So here's a combination of news items, Sunday funnies, and music.

That's not a Super Soaker; that's a Super Soaker. Also, the world's largest Nerf gun (H/T to Mrs. Paco for both)...



Here's Kid King and his combo with Skip's Boogie:




The lovely Dorothy Dandridge (who seems to have gotten more beautiful as she grew older) sings "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".




Whatever else he is, Harvey Weinstein must be one hell of a negotiator: "Contract with TWC ALLOWED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT". Remarkable. And the rot runs very deep.

Rule number one in conducting an armed robbery: don't put the gun down while you're scooping up the cash.



From the bottom of my heart, I wish you people complete success.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kurt Schlichter: just continually on fire

Kurt aims his sarcastomizer squarely at Hollywood, and leaves no Tinsel Town creep unvilified. A sample:
Let’s start with Jimmy Kimmel, the Johnny Carson of the semi-employable cargo shorts and Corona set. A few weeks ago he was weighing in on health care policy because, apparently, he’s for health care. Exactly what policy he’s for is unclear, because when Jimmy does his thing in front of the fin-slapping trained seal caucus in the studio bleachers, he’s not actually being about policy. He’s being about posing. He’s in favor of health care, damn it, and he doesn’t care whose toes he steps on when he speaks truth to power to all those awful people who are, well, against health care or something. Because conservatives hate health care, just like they hate science.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Che Guevara celebrates golden anniversary

That's right; yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Che's execution at the hands of the Bolivian Army.

Rarely has justice been so richly served.

My favorite commemorative photo.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Columbus Day

Robert Royal's well-researched volume, 1492 and All That, is an admirable corrective to the long-term accretion of white-man-as-plague balderdash. I believe it's currently out of print, but if you can find a used copy, I recommend it.

Here is an essay by Royal on the same theme, a review of Kirkpatrick Sale's The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy.

Serendipity

Mrs. Paco and I made a trip down to VA Beach to see the grandkids, and on the way back to the Paco Command Center, stopped at the famous Virginia Diner in the little town of Wakefield for lunch today. Highly recommended: home-cooked southern cuisine, and big portions. Not to mention the best biscuits I ever ate in a restaurant.

Anyhow, Wakefield is in the middle of Virginia's peanut country, and the diner has a section up front where you can find probably a dozen or so different types of peanuts. I think I discovered the holy grail of goobers: maple and bacon roasted peanuts. MMMMM-mm!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Offline blog-o-rama

I'll be offline for the next few days, so here's a heterogeneous collection of items.

One of the best take-downs of gun control myths and rhetoric I've seen in a long time is this piece by Larry Correia. It's comprehensive, well-documented and full of fascinating observations.

Harvey Weinstein's slimy behavior even proved to be too much for his own Board of Directors.

Yup...



The Andrews Sisters swing with "The House of Blue Lights".



All the SJWs are down on Columbus, but it's his day on Monday, so here's Fletcher Henderson and his band with a jazzy tribute.



"As The Federalist’s David Marcus explained recently, Democrats are becoming the party of the celebrity sockpuppet. In totally unrelated news, viewership of late-night talk shows is steadily declining."

Disaster: carrot-loving donkey meets orange McLaren sports car (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Coffee: it's like medicine.

Tangy!



A hilarious scene from a hilarious movie: Gene Hackman as the blind hermit in Young Frankenstein.




Maggie's favorite hobby is digging up earthworms. Hmmm. Looks here like she might have accidentally come across a centipede.