Monday, June 26, 2017

Once a meathead, always a meathead

Rob Reiner thinks we're in an "all out war" to save democracy from President Trump.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The prayer of Donald Trump

From the first reading at mass today (Jeremiah 20: 10-13), a timely passage:

I hear many whispering,
“Terror on every side!
Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!”

All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying,
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him
and take our revenge on him.”
But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior;
so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.

They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;
their dishonor will never be forgotten.
Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous
and probe the heart and mind,

let me see your vengeance on them,
for to you I have committed my cause.
Sing to the Lord!
Give praise to the Lord!

He rescues the life of the needy
from the hands of the wicked.

Sunday funnies

I used to think these things were silly, but that was before I understood the Tao of the Man Bun...



I hear that it's been pretty hot in Arizona; I think this is why...



Only partly psychic...



I'll have some Belgian waffles and an order of crickets, please.

No way; I've read The Turn of the Screw (H/T to Mrs. Paco).

Art or football? Your call (H/T: Captain Heinrichs)...



And now, an important announcement on mental health (H/T to DoublePlusUndead, which is rapidly becoming the best vantage point from which to observe the collapse of our civilization).

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Democrats know enough to stay out of the rain

Which, according to Rachel Maddow, cost them the congressional election in Georgia.

Australian election

No, no, not for the parliament or senate or tribal council, whatever it is they have over there. It's time for the Annual Frightbat Election. Tim Blair looks over the field (or perhaps "herd" is the mot juste).

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

The late, great Etta James.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Go, Canada!

"A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yeah, there's a shock

Before today, I never knew there was such a thing as a "McCain Institute". Ostensibly, it's an organization named after Grumpy John McCain, and is "dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” In other words, a gaudy psychological pyramid celebrating this odious little man's vanity and inexplicably enormous self-esteem. And, just perhaps, it is also a source of sleazy international payola:
Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.
George Soros! Of course! Hey, it takes dough to maintain your status as a "maverick", especially when, at bottom, you're just a moss-backed, deep state hack.

Update: The good news is that George Soros can't buy everything. GOP candidate Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a U.S. Congressional race in Georgia that was supposed to be the beginning of the end for President Trump.

Trump should be impeached

Why? Well, just because.

Good thing the woman wasn't living in New Jersey and only half way through the waiting period to buy a gun

"Man Armed with ‘Assault Rifle’ Allegedly Threatens Ex-Girlfriend, She Kills Him".

Video representation of your typical moderate Republican



H/T: Kurt Schlichter, who has written another incisive article on the ongoing "soft coup".

No, a MAGA cap is not an expression of Fascist beliefs

As a reminder to SJWs, these are relics of actual Fascism:
In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.

Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in Beccar, a suburb north of Buenos Aires, and authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!



Best wishes to all you dads out there.

Sunday funnies

Lose weight and save a bundle on groceries by becoming a "breatharian" (I am totally buying these people's claims).

Via that cheerful pessimist, Veeshir (click to enlarge):



Hillary immortalized! (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



Bureaucratic parsing, British style (H/T: Captain Heinrichs):

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Delicious coincidence

I don't know how this bit of historical trivia escaped my notice, but long-time friend and commenter Adrian from Australia recently sent me an email in which he points out that Che Guevara and I - the author of the fictional Che diaries - share the same birthday (June 14).

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

One of the swingin'est bands of the late 1930s plays one of its swingin'est tunes: Artie Shaw and the boys turn up the heat with "Lady Be Good".



BTW, I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, but it's always worth another look/listen.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hey, Linda Sarsour, is this Sharia-compliant?

"ISIS BURNS 19 YAZIDI GIRLS TO DEATH IN CAGES FOR REFUSING SEX SLAVERY".
Too many self-proclaimed feminists in the United States have failed to express outrage at the oppression of women that is sanctioned under Sharia law. Instead, they have embraced an ardent defender of Sharia law, Linda Sarsour, who was chosen to serve as a national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington last January protesting President Trump. She tweeted several years ago that “shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.” As someone wisely asked rhetorically, in reminding Sarsour of her Sharia tweet the day after the Women’s March on Washington, “basics like mutilating people...beating wives... killing apostates...killing rape victims...did i miss anything?”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rep. Scalise shot in Alexandria, Va.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and two members of his protective detail were shot at baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. PJ Media's Hot Mic is providing updates. Story still unfolding.

Update: David Frum wastes no time in disparaging Virginia's gun laws, demonstrating (a) gross insensitivity and (b) first degree dumbassery.
Virginia:
No background checks
No licensing
No registration
No permit req’d for concealed carry of long guns
Open carry long guns & handguns
He is rigorously schooled (see at the linked site). My favorite:
VA has background checks, and unless you are 10 feet tall with 4ft pockets you are not concealing a rifle.
Update II: Shooter dead. Activist anti-Republican. Climate of hate, anyone?

Happy Flag Day!

Long may she wave over the the land of the free and the home of the brave.



And happy birthday to President Donald "Not Hillary" Trump.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"8 Reasons to Invest in a 9 mm Pistol-Caliber Carbine"

Meh. I'm not totally convinced. I guess they make a pretty good choice for home defense, given the reasons provided. But I prefer my Vepr shotgun ('cuz I'm one of those guys who doesn't mind having to replace his drywall and a couple of windows).

Curious: What do you folks like for home protection?

Grouchy old crank tells Trump to get off his lawn

One of the Senate's supreme egotists and Democrat back-scratchers, John McCain, is Exhibit A for the coming total irrelevance of the GOP.

Meanwhile, here in Occupied Northern Virginia, Mrs. Paco and I cast our vote in the gubernatorial primary. Ed Gillespie, a moss-backed Republican moderate, is favored to win, but we went with Corey A. Stewart (after wading through the ballot instructions printed in Spanish, Korean, and a couple of other languages that might have been Hindi or Klingon, for all I know).

Monday, June 12, 2017

And then maybe we can get children to eat spinach by calling it ice cream

Crafty. Very crafty. Connecticut Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty has devised a super-brilliant plan to get men to support gun control.

Just call it "gun safety".

Gawrsh, Mickey, since yuh put it that way, count me in! Hyuck!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday funnies

New from Paco Pharmaceuticals, something for SJWs and moderate Republicans...



Wow! After watching this completely objective documentary on North Korea, visiting that wonderful country is now at the top of my bucket list...



Prometheus attempts to teach Bob softball...



In print advertising, positioning is key...



Things are a little different in Texas (H/T to Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")...

Good news from the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police

The marvelously named Cressida Dick thinks the diversity of victims of the most recent terrorist attacks in London shows how "strong" their society is.
“It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”
Diversity without a significant level of assimilation - and something to assimilate to - does not lead to strength, but to the kind of fractious, violent and increasingly fearful society that much of the urban sectors of the UK are now experiencing.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Science marches on

So, swallow a balloon, lose weight.

I think I've found a right-sized balloon for my uncle Jack...



Unrelated to this post, but here's a better video of Andrew Bolt's pummeling of two self-styled antifas.

Happy Feet Friday

Mitzy Mayfair, Carole Landis and Martha Raye delve deep into that great mystery, "What is the meaning of 'SNAFU?'"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

About Comey

All the focus was on former FBI director James Comey today, and his testimony in the Senate. The most interesting things, to me, to come out of the testimony were (1) the fact that Trump was never personally under investigation, (2) Comey leaked information to the media, himself, and (3) former AG Loretta Lynch put pressure on him to recast the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton as a mere "matter" being looked into.

By and large, Comey tried to come across as a guy who was desperate to save his country - which he has pretty clearly confused with his own gluteus maximus (Daniel Greenfield has provided a good profile). We are well rid of this shifty, cut-rate Hamlet.

Introductions

Update and bumped: Family group. The guy in the middle, who looks like a recruiting officer for MS-13 (but is, in fact, a humble and non-violent tattooist), is the father.




Maggie meets Cal.


So, what's going on?

I thought Idaho was on our side.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Meh, who'd want him?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo challenges President Trump to deport him.

My Australian hero

Tim Blair reports on Andrew "Lightning" Bolt and his pummeling of an antifa attacker.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Evil is destructive

And pure evil is ultimately self-destructive - which perfectly explains how Maxine Waters managed to block herself from her own Twitter account (hit the link and scroll down).

Update: Too bad; Deborah says it's a hoax. HOWEVER, on a list of people to whom this could happen, Maxine Waters is bound to be near the top (new news category: fake but likely).

Let's see some more, please

The ironically-named Reality Leigh Winner is the first person arrested in connection with recent leaks of sensitive NSA information.
Intelligence contractor, 25, is charged under espionage laws for 'handing secret NSA report on Russian election hacking to website'.
Nice goin', there, Ms. Winner. Looks like you'll soon be introduced to a whole new reality.

More rowdy hijinks from those whimsical Allah-botherers

ISIS jihadists attack a Catholic church in the Philippines, and a Muslim (possibly not ISIS, but does it really matter any more?) attacks a priest at a wedding ceremony in Spain (Update: And let's not overlook Australia - H/T to friend and commenter Bruce, in the comments).

Meanwhile, some Brits continue to believe that high-minded verbiage will save the day.

I bet I forgot to mention this

Number One Son presented us with another grandchild on Friday. His name is Calintz. Up to now, there was only one thing in the universe named Calintz: a character in a video game. Now there are two things with that name (Hey, don't blame me; I offered him money to give the kid another name, to no avail).

Mother and son are doing well, and Maggie is excited to have a little brother. I can't honestly say that a proliferation of Pacos is necessarily a plus for the world, but I figure one more can't hurt. Here's a picture of the littlest Paco after they hosed him down (looking a bit like a sleeping Edward G. Robinson)...


Please. Call me "Cal".

Men are to blame for everything

Even lesbianism.

(H/T: Captain Heinrichs)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday funnies

Some, er, great Chinese pickup lines.

A blast from the past: Iowahawk's commercial for the 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition.

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



I wonder if this is really what the station owner had in mind: "A gas station in Tatarstan gives free gas to bikini wearing customers.

Little girl explains how hot it is in Arizona.

Hey, that's a great look...

And on and on it goes...

"Three Jihadi knifemen are shot dead by police after killing six and hurting 30: Gang yell 'this is for Allah' after mowing down crowd on London Bridge and then going from bar to bar in stabbing frenzy".

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Truth in labeling

I think it should be called the march on truth:
On Saturday, over 135 cities will join a coalition of 17 “national progressive groups,” Democrat and progressive members of Congress, a Watergate prosecutor, writers, celebrities, musicians and activists in a series of national rallies known as the “March for Truth.”
Ah, yes. A sea of obscene t-shirts, yoga pants, signs with misspelled words, strained larynges, face masks (only slightly less grotesque than the faces they cover), the whole emitting the typical progressive crowd funk of weed and aggressively defiant b.o. Believe I'll give it a miss.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

A couple of weeks ago we had Tommy Dorsey, and today we have brother Jimmy spicing up the Chicken Reel with some hep sauce.

I'm liking Trump more and more

Why? Because of the enemies he's making. Check out these headlines at Drudge (pertaining to Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord):

OBAMA SLAMS TRUMP AS LEGACY DISMANTLED...
Gore 'INCONVENIENT SEQUEL' to Be Recut; Make Trump Bigger Villain...
Left Melts...
Hollywood Ballistic...
WEATHER CHANNEL Apocalyptic...
Tech world blasts...
DISNEY'S IGER RESIGNS FROM COUNCIL..
Vatican sees exit as slap in face...
DEM SUPER DONOR: TRAITOROUS ACT OF WAR!
List: Most Unhinged Reactions...
Germany, Italy, France Announce NO RENEGOTIATIONS...

Ohhhh, yeah.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Haw!

Kathy Griffin's revolting stunt - holding up a fake Donald Trump head covered in blood for a photograph - was even too much for the Church of Satan.

Update: And, ultimately, too much for CNN.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fighting back

In an era of fake news, hypocrisy, media-approved character assassination, and sanctimonious tut-tutting from people who self-identify as conservative "leaders", the observer who tells it like it is is a national asset. Kurt Schlichter is rapidly becoming my favorite conservative commentator because, to put it mildly, he doesn't mince words:
I know it’s theoretically wrong for a Republican candidate to smack around an annoying liberal journalist, but that still doesn’t mean that I care. Our ability to care is a finite resource, and, in the vast scheme of things, millions of us have chosen to devote exactly none of it toward caring enough to engage in fussy self-flagellation because of what happened to Slappy La Brokenshades.

Sorry, not sorry.

And that’s not a good thing, not by any measure, but it is a real thing. Liberals have chosen to coarsen our culture. Their validation and encouragement of raw hate, their flouting of laws (Hi leakers! Hi Hillary!) and their utter refusal to accept democratic outcomes they disapprove of have consequences. What is itself so surprising is how liberals and their media rentboyz are so surprised to find that we normals are beginning to feel about them the way they feel about us – and that we’re starting to act on it. If you hate us, guess what?

We’re going to start hating you right back.

In memoriam

Best wishes for a thoughtful and appreciative Memorial Day - from me and Ronald Reagan.



And, once again, welcone to Rolling Thunder (I'm betting that "I'm With Her" decals will be as rare as sightings of the Tasmanian tiger).

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wait...what?

Global warming may actually be beneficial?
A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California-Davis used climate and agricultural computer models to find that global warming may have a generally positive impact on U.S. farming from factors, including fewer frosts, longer growing seasons and an earlier start of field operations.
Al Gore, call your office.

Maybe we should all chill

There's so much that is ugly, false and absurd in the news these days, sometimes we need to just stop and smell the roses.

Well, you can't smell a photograph, but here's a nice selection of small blossoms from the gardens of the Paco Command Center.

Sunday funnies

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



C'mon! It builds character!



If you live in a state where it's difficult or impossible to obtain a concealed-carry permit, try this:



For you commenters complaining about having to verify you're not robots, it could be worse.

Yummmm! Compost cookery.

And now, a specimen of the kind of refined, sophisticated comedy Paco Enterprises is known for: a compilation of great moments from the Olympic fart competitions...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Utter failure of a former House Speaker provides worthless opinion

Cryin' John Boehner claims that Trump's presidency has been "a disaster", so far.

Well, life always looks a little gloomier when viewed through the bottom of a shot glass. Somebody ought to pour Boehner into a cab and send him home.

Me, I'm with Kurt Schlichter, who says Trump is doing great at the main thing he was elected to do: not be Hillary Clinton.

Friday, May 26, 2017

What to think

If you haven't been watching the news lately, you may have lost track of "The Narrative". Not to worry: Paco Enterprises is here to help you get on board with acceptable progressive opinion.

Republican political candidate body-slams pushy reporter days before an election. He should, and, based on current polls, probably will lose the election [Update: Damn! He won anyway!] He deserves to be imprisoned for at least a decade, and have an "R" carved on his forehead with a shiv.

Self-styled "progressives" and "anarchists" attack peaceful Trump supporters. While lamentable (or, actually, maybe not), this is a normal reaction by the people to the illegitimacy of a Trump administration.
* * * * * * * * * *

Members of Trump campaign team have conversations with various Russian officials. Anonymous sources claim collusion. Obviously, where there's smoke, there's fire, and Trump should be impeached (after a totally objective investigation by Obama-era holdovers).

Democratic candidate for president uses illegal personal server to conduct official government business in an attempt to avoid transparency and cover up financial self-dealing. Sounds like typical Republican misogyny to us.
* * * * * * * * * *

Islamic terrorists set off yet another bomb and kill a score of innocents, many of them children. The biggest threat to peace is the anti-Islamic backlash (bound to happen any day now).

Islamic terrorists massacre a score of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Meh. Plus, the Crusades.

Happy Feet Friday

That great Chicago blues man, Otis Spann, stomps on it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Blogging: light this week

Mrs. Paco had surgery on Monday to have some excess bone growth removed; it apparently was caused by her hip replacement surgery last November. That surgery went fine, but she started to grow more bone than needed and it was pushing into the muscle tissue (on the CT scan, the thing looked like a holster for a snub-nose .38, so it was causing her a lot of discomfort).

This most recent surgery went fine, but she has been in a considerable amount of pain, which the doctors were finally able to bring under control with some kind of pump that's attached to the affected area via a catheter and which injects a local anesthetic on a time-release plan.

Anyway, I'm out this week with limited access to the computer, so hope you all are having a good one. In my absence (and, for that matter, even when I'm not absent), I highly recommend a daily dose of Veeshir's cogitations over at DoublePlusUndead. You'll laugh, you'll cry, your blood will boil, and you'll come away both entertained and informed about our world's delirious descent into madness and stupidity.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday funnies

An instructive game for millennials...




(From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures", as is the one below)





"Man sues woman for $17.31 movie ticket after bad date" (H/T: Mrs. Paco). Update: Happy (?) ending.


Ron Swanson finds out that he has 94 meetings - in one day.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Hume Abedin finally gets whacked with a clue-by-four

Former (and, I imagine, current) Hillary go-fer, Huma Abedin, reportedly has filed for divorce from Anthony Weiner.

Thinking globally, acting locally

George Soros buys himself another District Attorney.

Happy Feet Friday

One of my favorite Tommy Dorsey tunes is this big, brassy swaggering blues recording called "Loose Lid Special".

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

HQ for the Committee to Primary Kevin McCarthy (and John McCain and Lindsey Graham, etc.)

Democrats fight tooth and nail to defend even their most egregious law breakers. Vichy Republicans line up to express their sniffish disdain for conservatives and populists, whether they are actually guilty of anything or not.

Update: This is being peddled as a bad joke, which I suspected, anyway. Still, it's felony dumbassery to make statements like this within earshot of the media mob.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gun fun with Hickok45

Shooting an old Winchester 92 chambered in .44-40.

Distinguished professor demurs at invitation to attend white bashing racial equity course

Which leads, of course, to the drearily inevitable end of his career at Duke University.

Powers Boothe, RIP

Powers Boothe has died at age 68.

Loved the guy as Curly Bill Brocius in Tombstone, and especially as Raymond Chandler's iconic P.I. in the television series Marlowe. Here's a representative episode ("Guns at Cyrano's"). I think the whole series is available on YouTube.

Yeah, if you're a music lover, you might want to give it a miss, too

Todd Rundgren doesn't think Trump supporters should come to his show.

Just think. The guy's had a very successful career as a music producer, but to the extent he's known to the general public at all, it's probably because of his recording of one of the most insipid pop songs of all time ("Hello, It's Me").

The law is an ass

Or rather, this lawyer is, if, as he appears to be doing, he is arguing that Trump's executive order on immigration violates Muslims' religious freedom by mentioning "honor" killings.

Upate: Correction - as Veeshir points out in the comments, this legal fracas has to do with an executive order on collecting information, not immigration.

Crack!

Actor James Woods hits one out of the park on Mother's day.

A disgrace

That's what I am; I clean forgot to wish all you moms out there a happy mother's day - which I do now, belatedly.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sunday funnies

Prince Philip, it seems, is quite the card (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Hey, that looks interesting. Well, gotta run. Sluuuurrrrrp...

Cut!!!



Sure. I mean, what else was he going to do? "Police in Virginia said a 200-pound black bear accidentally locked itself inside a resident’s car and honked the horn until it was freed."

Stay positive...



Beer troubleshooting chart (definitely gonna have to click to embiggen)...



I dunno. The IRS ought to know: "US Senator helps Minnesota man who IRS falsely declared dead" (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Veeshir has some hilarious Twitter videos.

The Venezuelan diet:

Friday, May 12, 2017

What you might call a long-term relationship

Ex-FBI director James Comey has been investigating Clintons since Whitewater days - and uselessly tut-tutting over their law-breaking and abuse of power all along the way.

Happy Feet Friday

Here's a foot-stomper called "Hydramatic Woman", recorded by Joe Hill Louis (vocals and guitar) and Big Walter Horton (harmonica) in 1953.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

John Oliver, man of the people one percent

Hypocrisy deluxe, from one of the Left's most obnoxious megaphones.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Rapist at large in Canada

Police are looking for a bearded, two-thousand-pound suspect with antlers (H/T: that one-man Canadian crime watch, Captain Heinrichs).

Yes, as a matter of fact, this is the hill I choose to die on

That tears it! I put up with 8 years of this insufferable twit's ideological war on traditional American values, his dangerous foreign policy mistakes, his Castro-length speeches, his undignified petulance, his towering mendacity, and I was willing to forget him once he hit his expiration date, but he has come charging back into the spotlight with the outrageous declaration that eating meat causes climate change - which naturally implies that somebody the government must DO SOMETHING!!.
“People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane,” Obama said, adding that “as people want to increase more meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sectors.”
When normal people think of cows, they think "Ummm, delicious beef!" Barry only smells cow farts.

Damn the methane, full speed ahead!



Updated with patriotic video:


Probably the right move

Trump fires FBI Director Comey.

Liberal press interprets this as an attempt to derail Comey's investigation of Trump's alleged Russia connections in 3...2...1...

Bingo!
President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation by the agency into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling [emphasis mine - Paco].

Tragic news

Bob Owens, the founder of Bearing Arms, a highly informative web site having to do with practically everything connected to guns, is dead at age 46, apparently by his own hand.

God rest his soul, and comfort his family and friends.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pretty boring, for a structure that will probably serve as America's main hotbed of treason

Jon Gabriel looks at the aesthetics of Obama's future presidential library.
A discarded Chinese take-out box. The backside of a Star Wars sand crawler. The Washington Monument with the interesting bits lopped off. That’s what sprung to mind when confronted with the initial design of the Obama Presidential Center.
BTW, Barry just collared the JFK Profile in Courage Award, which is almost as impressive as my second grade perfect attendance certificate.

Assortment

Hillary's magical, mystery defeat tour.

Hard to believe, but Obama still has plenty of idiotic things he wants to say: "Obama Compares D-Day Battle to Riot at a Gay Bar".

Looks like simply enforcing the law has filled some of the promise of building a wall.

Frank J. explains the paradox of how otherwise moderately intelligent people wind up promoting dumb ideas (H/T: DoublePlusUndead).

A longish, but worthwhile, essay on the concept of situational awareness (Poor Luis Campos, unfortunately, is not available for comment).

Looks like the Euroweenies will be passing around the snails and champagne, as Macron wins the French presidential election. BTW, isn't he flashing the white power sign in this picture?

(Image via Legal Insurrection).

The byzantine machinations of gun grabbers.

Tim Blair contemplates Stephen Hawking's eviction notice to humanity.

Bloomberg is still furiously flushing his money down the toilet, not only with largely unsuccessful attempts at gun control, but also with equally unsuccessful soda-pop grabs.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Another politician gets on board with Operation P.A.C.O.

This time around, it's Rep. Tim Ryan - a Democrat, if you can believe it - who is talking about Providing Alternative City Options for federal employees.
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees, backed by record-high government spending, have contributed to a regional economy that anyone could envy; the four richest counties in the United States neighbor the nation's capital. So Ryan wants lawmakers to establish a commission that would develop a plan to "decentralize" the federal government, with a particular eye on helping the working-class economies that have suffered the most over the last decade.

"We have a lot more employees in the federal government than we ever imagined as a country, and we are in a position where a good number of these jobs don't necessarily need to be in Washington, D.C.," the Ohio Democrat told the Washington Examiner.
A good number of these jobs don't need to exist at all, but since federal employees, like the poor, shall be with us always, might as well shift some of them out to fly-over country - while we continue to work on cutting down the aggregate number of federal jobs.

Sunday funnies



(Courtesy of Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

That'll show 'em!

I don't think drive-thru means what you think it means...

Seems about right...


I used to couldn't spell "federal employee", now I are one (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Close, but no cigar...




Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Mildred Jorman - who recorded under the name Little Miss Cornshucks - had a beautiful, velvety voice, which she put to good use in this performance of Papa Treetop Blues.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One in a million shot

A woman attending a baseball game in St. Louis is struck by a spent bullet supposedly fired from a mile away.

Barack Obama, horn dog

Anybody out there interested in the love life of young Barry?

Yeah, me neither, but unfortunately it can now be told.

Palate cleanser (and brain bleacher) for the above:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The resistance is doomed

Hillary Clinton: "I Am Now Part Of The Resistance".



"Our new leader should be here at any moment. Wait...What the...Who's that old bag staggering in this direction?"

You go first

Stephen Hawking – "we must leave Earth".
Humans will need to colonise another planet within one hundred years to ensure our survival, according to Professor Stephen Hawking.

The astrophysicist has made a new documentary, Expedition New Earth, as part of the BBC’s new science season Tomorrow’s World. In it he will claim that time is running out for Earth and if humanity is to survive climate change, asteroid strikes, epidemics and overpopulation we will need to leave our planet and venture further afield.
Hey, I'm not opposed to colonizing other planets, or even building our own, but, dude, really? Climate change? This is a good example of what happens when smart people don't stay in their own lane.

Eureka!

We have a not-very-common orange azalea that I forget to notice almost every year, until the blossoms have withered.

Caught it this year, though!


What's going on in the world?

Looks like Veeshir has pretty much summed it up in one paragraph (the videos are gravy).

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weird coincidence



From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

News to me

So, I was surfing the net and came across this headline: "2020 hopeful McAuliffe to Mexico to promote trade targeted by Trump [emphasis mine - Paco]". The article is about a junket Governor Terry McLowlife is going on to drum up more trade south of the border, but obviously the thing that caught my eye is the news that this guy is seriously considering running for president. McAuliffe is so sleazy, even many Democrats didn't want him on the gubernatorial ticket in Virginia. Plus, his main claim to fame is serving as a bag man for Bill and Hillary in their respective presidential campaigns.

We may not be getting any more Clintons in the White House, but it seems that members of their syndicate will be posing a threat for quite a while.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Floral legacy

A dear friend died last year after a two-year struggle with brain cancer. She gave Mrs. Paco a peony a while back, and it didn't bloom the first couple of years, but this spring it came on strong.

So, Debbie, if you're watching over us, behold your red peony! And thanks again for your friendship and your many kindnesses. Rest in peace.


Now that right there's funny, I don't care who you are

Via friend and commenter Jeff: some Republican hi jinks at the Yale "hunger strike".

Sunday funnies

As H.L. Mencken said, "no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public". Particularly when it comes to prom suits (H/T: Mrs. Paco). Of course, if you're interested, just visit Shinesty Party Suits.

The latest in chicken coops.

I guess everyone needs a hobby: Someone is shaving other people's cats.

First ever recorded incident of xylophone rage.

Can't...hold on...much longer...Larry...



With this airline, they have to drag you onto the plane...




Friday, April 28, 2017

I went on the Yale diet and gained ten pounds

Just can't figure out what went wrong.

Happy Feet Friday

He's Willie Mabon, and he's got his own special blues (good mute trumpet backing him up).

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Forget it, Jake. It's France.

"Emmanuel Macron, who by several projections is set to win the French presidency in two weeks, was just a 15-year-old student when his 40-year-old teacher seduced him – and the two are married today."

In the U.S., a felony; in La Belle France, a sentimental May/December romance.

Update: Via Mercurius Aulicus in the comments, it appears that Macron, faced with unprecedented terrorism in France, thinks it's a good idea to pick a fight with Poland.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Baseball

The sport has been around a long time, but it's still full of surprises.

Alternate reality

How the antifa punks see themselves...



How (I suspect) many of them really appear...



(Photo H/T: Ace)

Now, I'm not saying that a guy with a stomach like a kettle grill definitely can't be a successful lefty street fighter, but I'd say the odds are against him - especially if his opponents start carrying harpoons. His prospects as a barricade, however, look excellent.

And while I'm cheerfully lifting pictures from other web sites, here's another one from Powerline:

I wonder what the theological implications are

Some ISIS goons were recently killed - by pigs.

I think, according to Allah's rule book, that means eternity in the penalty box.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Close

I thought about using some kind of French tag in the post title, but I hate having to fuss with all those frilly accent marks. Anyhow, right-winger Marine Le Pen (at 21.7% in the first round) has made it into the second round of the presidential election and will face off against leftist-posing-as-centrist Emmanuel Macron (23.7%).

Now, I don't profess to know much about the French election process, but I think slap-fighting and guillotines figure into it somehow. So, should be interesting.

Sunday funnies

Interesting chain of events: man loses wallet, has drinking game named after him (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Drive carefully.

Police sketch artist wanted: no talent required.

Hey, you'll be better off, anyway...



Looks like Kim is done (H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")...


Today's Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris threw a grenade and killed 50 people, then it exploded.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

American Airlines: Customer Service expert wanted

An overly aggressive AA employee goes viral: "American Airlines flight attendant 'whacks a mother in the head with a metal stroller while she holds her twin babies and reduces her to tears'".

Now, there may be more to this story than meets the eye, but what meets the eye does look pretty bad. That's why this is starting to look a lot less like a parody:



Update: I had originally thought this was United Airlines, but it was American. I have changed the title of the post. The video is a satirical riff on United, but it seems that it might fit more than one airline.

Friday, April 21, 2017

If I ever get charged with a crime...

I hope it's something cooler than "unlawful dental acts".
Among the charges, filed Monday, are allegations that in 2016, Lookhart billed nearly $2 million in intravenous sedation without proper justification; that he illegally diverted funds from his employer; and he performed a tooth extraction while standing on a hoverboard, filmed it and texted it to others, while a patient was sedated.
Well, I dunno. That hoverboard thing was kinda cool.

Happy Feet Friday

The Andrews Sisters, in a live performance of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (embedding disabled for some reason).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

They just won't quit

One of our congressional ignoroscenti - one Earl Blumenauer, D[ouchebag], Oregon - is proposing legislation that would permit former presidents to act as a panel to remove a sitting president who turns out to be "unfit" for office (wonder if he has anyone particular in mind).

And get this:
A handful of Democratic lawmakers have openly raised questions about Trump's psychological state since he took office in January, including Blumenauer, Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) and Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.) and John Yarmuth (Ky.)."
That's right. Senator Al Franken is one of the people concerned about Trump's mental state. You remember Al Franken, don't you?



Hey, thanks for nothing, Minnesota.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stop the world, I want to get off

"Transgender woman who 'suffered a broken penis when her lover had a heart attack and DIED during sex' sues the man's wife for damages".

I think one would pour over the writings of those great jurists Blackstone and Maitland in vain looking for precedent in a case like this. I presume if these gentlemen were alive today, one or both would look at this case and mutter, in shock, something along the lines of "I say, old top, who does this s**t?"

America unhinged

A woman in Oregon offers comfort to her ex-husband by telling him Donald Trump has been impeached.
"And the last thing she said to him was 'Donald Trump has been impeached.' Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded."
Boy, is that guy going to be surprised when he settles in with his harp and looks down on the world and sees that Donald is still POTUS; he'll probably come back and haunt his ex-wife for the rest of her life.

Monday, April 17, 2017

It was only a matter of time...

...before the so-called "anti-Fascists" got their asses kicked.

By popular demand!

Well, actually, at the request of friend and commenter, Deborah: some very recent pictures of Maggie.





She put the boots on so she could go outside and dig in the dirt for bugs (Meh. What can I say; the kid's easy to entertain). I believe, as usual, she has them on the wrong feet.

Here's a picture we took on Easter:



And here's a random shot:



So, there you go, the future CEO of Paco Enterprises (and defendant in consumer class action suits to come), Magdalen Lee "Paco".

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Sunday funnies

How to avoid being dragged off an airplane like a sack of mulch.

Related: The new passenger removal playset...



Has your male dog had "the operation"? Help him recover his self-esteem with Neuticles.

Yeah, I hate when that happens: "Australian man finds golf course swarmed by kangaroos" (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

If he was going to take that kind of risk, you'd think he would at least have headed for Five Guys: "Boy, 8, craves burger, drives dad's van a mile to McDonald's" (Ditto).

Up S**t Creek without a paddle? No problem...



BOLO...



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Triple threat

I had never heard of a Boss shotgun until I ran across this article in The Daily Caller.

Good news, incidentally, if you'd like to own one. A Boss single-trigger, triple-barrel shotgun is now on the market for the low, low price of only $333,333.

Doddering, useless old cobra still producing venom

Cankles still can't face up to reality, continues to blame everybody, including her staff, for epic election fail.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band, with Ray McKinley on vocals, perform the GI Jive.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I look forward to the geniuses at 4Chan planting a MAGA flag atop the roof

"Shia LaBeouf spending a month living alone in Finland cabin".

Priorities

Now, I want to be fair, so, full disclosure: I've never attended a service at the Little River United Church of Christ. I'm willing to entertain at least the possibility that, every now and again, the pastor issues a thunderous denunciation of the genocide being carried out by Muslims against Christians in the Middle East and Nigeria. But the message the church is sending out to the public via this sign suggests the kind of bend-over-backwards, social justice, leftist sensibility that characterizes the watered-down Christian organization in which Christ is viewed as little more than Chairman, emeritus, and his gospel has been updated to reflect the latest trends in progressive thought.



I'm not aware of any instances of anti-Muslim bigotry in the area, but I did notice that the sign outside of a local Jewish community center - not even a quarter mile down the road from this church - had been spray-painted with a vicious anti-Semitic comment. I'll keep a lookout for the UC of C's sign condemning this example of real (as opposed to hypothetical) bigotry.

Might be a while.