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.


Happy Feet Friday

Lyricist Johnny Mercer had a distinctive vocal style and frequently recorded his own compositions. Here he is performing that catchy little number, "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe".

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pro-Trump artist gives Jimmy Kimmel the raspberries

And drinks a cup of St. Jimmy's tears. Try this on for size:

Oh, look, a squirrel!

Past-his-sell-date Hollywood producer, Democrat sugar daddy and alleged serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein, feeling the heat as a result of an article in the NYT (of all places), has a new cause: attacking the NRA.
I am going to need a place to channel that anger, so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention.
Now, this is more like the NYT's speed: columnist Bret Stephens, who is an even bigger fake conservative than David Brooks, is down for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

Kurt Schlichter, as usual, demonstrates the right stuff: "If you really want to disarm us, come on and try."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Saint Jimmy

Increasingly unfunny funny man, Jimmy Kimmel, apparently has appointed himself as America's leading leftist shill national conscience. First, he began making emotional pleas in favor of Obama Care, crediting it with helping save his son's life (yes, that's right: this celebrity, who has a net worth of around $35 million, wants to preserve a failing health insurance system subsidized by people who, in many cases, can't afford the premiums or can't find coverage even if they could afford them).

Now, he's wallowing in the horror and shock that has followed the massacre in Las Vegas, blaming Republicans and the absence of "common sense" gun control laws. Yet, the giant massacre-on-the-installment plan taking place in Chicago phases St. Jimmy not at all (probably because he can't blame Republicans for it).

Elsewhere, Mark Steyn discusses the massacre without St. Jimmy's hysterics.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Save us, Lord

So, I get up this morning and the first thing I see on television is coverage of the horrible mass murder in Las Vegas. My prayers go up for the souls of those who died, for the recovery of the wounded, and for the victims' devastated families. Yet another example of the truth that when a man gives his soul over to evil, he does not become an animal, but something utterly diabolical.

Instapundit notes the many acts of bravery manifested by the people caught in this hell.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sprawl -O-Rama

I'll be offline for a few days, so I'm combining a couple of regular features, plus some one-offs, into one post.

First off, here are a couple of Happy Feet Friday numbers, moved forward a day. Peggy lee multitasks, singing a song and sewing a button on the shirt of her then-husband, Dave Barbour:



If you'd rather do some rug cuttin', here's Jesse James and All His Boys, a Texas western swing band that was popular in the 40's and early 50's, with Piano Pete's Boogie (and it does have some killer piano, featuring my favorite left-hand pattern):



Don't miss out! Paco Enterprises' real estate sales subsidiary, Get Real(ty), has landed exclusive listing rights for properties located on the newly-declared continent of Zealandia. Beautiful waterfront (and back and over and under) sites available NOW!

Some new twists on an ancient evil: Caroline Glick on The New Democratic Party.

Time to check in on Chicago. Hmmmm. Not so good.

It has become an important daily ritual: liberal Tweets something stupid, gets buried in Twitchy snark.

Co-blogger CBD over at Ace of Spades has a regular feature in which he (or is it she?) posts a picture of a great work of art - for example, Rembrandt's "The Stoning of St. Stephen". Yeah, well, two can play at that game, buddy...



While you're sitting there, you might as well learn something useful - like how to spin a revolver:



Hickok45 dual wields with the new(ish) Mossberg Shockwave:



Let me tell you about the one that got away...



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

First cracks in the RINO dam

Congratulations to Roy Moore, who beat the establishment's man Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary for senatorial candidate.

Note, also, that Bob Corker, the idiot who helped midwife the Iran nuclear deal, is retiring.

May the uprising prosper!

Dumbass

Look, dude. The whole point of being a "sleeper" agent is to avoid publicity. You don't go around on social media advertising the fact that you're a commie.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Shooter stopped by...

... a good guy with a gun.

Hats off to a real man [Update: Hats back on]

Updated and bumped: According to a story posted over at Ace of Spades, Villanueva is now apologizing and saying his appearance on the field was more or less an accident. Much different from his previous story. Maybe the guy was yielding to SJW pressure? He's a former Ranger who served in Afghanistan, so I respect him and his service to his country. But if, as he claims now, he was on board with his team's decision, then he has let a lot of people down.

Have we, indeed, become such a pusillanimous people, so fearful of the left's insane and unjustified obloquy, that even our heroes begin to cower?


Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger and Afghan war veteran, defied his team and was the only Steeler to come out on the field for the national anthem.

His coach offered a rebuke, stating that the team was looking for "100% participation":"Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”

Well, you ignorant prick, what if the team had decided, as a team, to march out on the field under a swastika? Would you be looking for 100% participation, then? You know, so as to be respectful to a lot of millionaire lunkheads who had voted to do something supremely stupid and disrespectful to the fans?

Screw you overpaid, overprivileged drama queens! I hope a couple of years from now you'll have fewer viewers than college field hockey teams.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Maybe this guy ought to think about becoming a lawyer

He's really attuned to the fine print:
When a Maryland community college student saw on his syllabus that he could bring a “3x5 card” to an exam, he saw a key loophole and took advantage of the opportunity.

Elijah Bowen’s professor at Anne Arundel Community College, Reb Beatty, told students that they could bring a "3x5 card" to aid them during the upcoming exam -- but he meant inches.

Bowen noticed that his professor didn't specify metrics and instead brought in a 3x5 foot card, which helped him successfully pass his first exam of the semester on Tuesday in his Financial Accounting class.

Sunday funnies

President Trump practices psychological warfare against Whoa! Fat: "Kim Jong-un lashes out at Trump for getting Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ stuck in his head".

Sad news from the National Zoo: "National Zoo Announces Giant Pandas To Divorce".



(From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

So, tell me again what this suit's made of?





Dog keeps an eye open for the main chance.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

I don't know about you, but I hate surprises

Particularly this kind: "Woman walks into LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania, gets bitten by a copperhead" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

That's why Pacos prefer burger joints. Here's a young Paco in her natural habitat:

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

They say that when your joints start getting creaky or when arthritis sets in, it's important to keep moving. Well, Doctor Paco is here with a keep-moving prescription consisting of a dose of slide guitar king Elmore James and the Broom Dusters performing "Hawaiian Boogie".

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Attention whore and fake victim Valerie Plame sticks her foot in it

And then sticks the other one in for good measure.

Compare and contrast

In his speech (his magnificent speech) at the U.N., Donald Trump used the word sovereignty (or variants) 21 times.

Meanwhile, during an appearance at the Bill and Melinda Gates "Goalkeepers" Foundation, ex-president Barack Obama referred to himself 96 times (during his speech and the Q&A session afterwards).

Jughead McNarcissus: a sovereignty of one. So glad, so glad that he is, if not "gone" exactly, no longer president. What a complete, preening dickhead.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The end

This guy says the world is ending September 23.

Upside: I'm letting the lawn go.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hitler conquers another hapless country

Oh, no, wait. I meant to say that Trump retweeted a silly gif that spliced his golf swing with Hillary tripping as she got on an airplane. But that's almost just as bad, right?

Naturally, selective moralist Jake Tapper had a bad case of flared nostrils: "Incredibly juvenile, unprofessional, and sexist." [from the linked blog post at Ace of Spades].

"Obama was equally juvenile and unprofessional when he surreptitiously, and more than once, flipped his opponents the bird while pretending to scratch his nose, and when he called out the Supreme Court during one of his (interminable) State of the Union addresses, knowing full well that the justices could not respond", said Jake Tapper never (or am I missing something?).

Sunday, September 17, 2017

While we are still able to distinguish between those who is and those who ain't...

...I'd like to extend best wishes on Citizenship Day. It's also Constitution Day, so hat's off to that great document.

Mrs. Paco became a citizen on this day more than 30 years ago [update: 1984], in a ceremony held in the Orange Bowl in Miami, presided over by Vice President Bush.

Sunday funnies

Check out the new products on Pacozon!

Here's a farmer who really loves Carrie Fisher.

Probably too much yeast.

Not valid outside of Monopoly, dude (H/T: Mrs. Paco for these three)

Blackadder meets Dr. Johnson:



Yeah, me, too:



You don't want to be these people:

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Crime fighting

I don't know how useful this would actually be, but it looks kinda awesome:



BTW, here's some beautifully choreographed German riot control:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Well, Happy Australia Day, anyway

"Australia Day is scrapped in Melbourne because it is deemed offensive to Aborigines..."

Happy Feet Friday

Energetic bandleader Cab Calloway fronts his outfit in "We the Cats Shall Hep Ya".

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Caption time!



Alright, who dropped a cabbage in the dog's food bowl?

Monday, September 11, 2017

I'm tired of oatmeal

Let's try something radically different, like... cream of wheat: "Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires".

There were many heroes on September 11th

This is the story of one: the man in the red bandanna.

Update: Here's an interesting story about a gun recovered from the ruins of the Twin Towers (H/T: Friend and commenter, Jeff).

Aw, c'mon, Cankles, give it one more shot

Hillary Clinton: "I Am Done With Being A Candidate".

Too bad, if true. I was looking forward to her becoming the Harold Stassen of the Democratic Party.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday funnies

Ace of Spades hilariously "Republicanizes" a news article on Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, under indictment on corruption charges. He had me laughing from the first sentence:
An MSNBC host has declared that the case against Bob Menendez, Republican and sculptor of a controversial Civil War statue of Jefferson Davis setting fire to a homeless man, is not only not at all "close," but in fact overwhelming.

Also via Ace: an Irish family attempts to capture a bat that has gotten loose in their kitchen. The sheer "Irishness" of the episode is priceless:



Urban cover-ups in Russia.

A couple of items from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Inspired by the "distracted boyfriend" meme...



Yeah, we better check this guy Jeff out (click to enlarge)...



It's all about priorities: "Texas National Guard halts hurricane recovery efforts to catch up on diversity training".

Scientific evidence that we have more summer in store (H/T: Mrs. Paco).


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Al Sharpton's spawn looking to create a legacy of her own

"Al Sharpton’s daughter got arrested on her 30th birthday after she allegedly attacked a cab driver and stole his keys."

Sign of the times

This sign has been popping up in the neighborhood lately:



The color and design, perhaps not coincidentally, resemble an Obama campaign poster. It apparently originated at a pro-immigration demonstration and is now, I believe, being employed as a not-so-very-veiled middle finger to the Trump administration. Note that it has been helpfully translated into several other languages, including Arabic (that ought to keep the Jihadists from your door!)

I'm thinking of having something like this made up for my yard: "Leftist stupidity has no home here". Or maybe "Haters welcome!"

Update: Haw!



(H/T: News Junkie at Maggie's Farm)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

I found another video from the short-lived 1950s television program, "Showtime at the Apollo", featuring one of my favorite post-war jump blues pianists, Amos Milburn. And here he is...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kurt Schlichter faces off with Paul Ryan

Schlichter comes off like Crocodile Dundee and his Bowie knife against that street punk and his little stiletto.
So, for the benefit of us suckers, basically Ryan was against DACA when it couldn’t be undone, but is now panicking when it can be undone because it might actually be undone – unless President Trump lets Ryan roll him, in which case he deserves to be laughed at in exactly the way his Never Trump enemies will laugh at him.

Gosh, this DACA two-step kind of reminds me of Obamacare and how gung-ho the True Conservatives were to repeal it when they couldn’t repeal it and how suddenly they turned ungung-ho when they actually could. Weird. If I was cynical, I’d say that it seems like the establishment GOP has been lying to our faces for years and years, but that couldn’t be true because our establishment betters have principles and stuff.
BTW, has anybody actually confronted Ryan and asked him why DACA was unconstitutional in 2014 but absolutely essential today? I'd really like to hear his answer.

More from Schlichter:
So now there are really four political parties stuffed into two political party infrastructures:

1. Right, pro-establishment (The RINOs)
2. Right, anti-establishment (The Trump voters)
3. Left, pro-establishment (Hillary’s snobby urban corporatist jerk corps)
4. Left, anti-establishment (The Bernie/Warren/Stalin Axis of Venezuela)
The guy's a human gamma knife, going straight for the establishment tumor. Read the whole thing.

I'll probably give that one a miss

Sounds too intense for me.
When William Friedkin shot “The Exorcist” in 1973, he had never seen an exorcism, though even at the time he believed in the power of this rite. Decades later, the U.S. director came full circle when he was able to film one close up — involving violent thrashing, foaming at the mouth and screaming — thanks to Father Gabriele Amorth, who performed exorcisms for the Vatican’s Rome Diocese. The result is documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth,” which screened at the Venice Film Festival.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday funnies

Long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fan has an interesting last request (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Pole dancing: not as easy as it looks...




Click to enlarge...



Airman Will Stockdale takes a manual dexterity test...



For a minute there, I thought they were talking about a Paco family reunion: "Fascinating 'blob' colony found in Lost Lagoon".

Racism: it's everywhere! From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".



New and improved Socialist Realism sculpture (via DoublePlusUndead).



The following two items are courtesy of the Woodsterman blog:





Friday, September 1, 2017

What next?

Zombie coyotes.

Happy Feet Friday

Maxwell Davis, a tenor saxophonist and music producer, is generally considered to be the father of West Coast R&B. Here he is, layin' down a fine, struttin' piece of eight-to-the-bar goodness, in "Boogie Cocktails".

Thursday, August 31, 2017

15 minutes of planning can save you 15 years on armed robbery charges

"Police arrested two men quicker than ever on Tuesday evening after they attempted to rob a bar at gunpoint, where a group of off-duty cops were also having a retirement party."

Update: The story reminded HMN, in the comments, of this Glock commercial (always worth a look):

Assortment

Fascinating piece by Rod Dreher on Sally Quinn, relict of the late Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradley. Quinn turns out to be a big fan of that ol' black magic (H/T: Ed Driscoll, who adds a few droll comments of his own). But never forget: Nixon was the scary one.

Evangelicals attacked for confirming that they believe what they've always believed (let's face it: the Left's not so very subtle goal is the abolition of Christianity).

Paul Ryan (or rather, his spokesperson) on condemning Antifa: If it's OK with Pelosi, it's OK with me.

Hillary Clinton? M-e-h, she's so yesterday.

Stacy McCain wonders what evangelism and lesbianism have to do with gun control.

CNN: from fake news to fake documentaries.

Let's hope not: "WILL THIS MAN BE NORWAY'S FIRST MUSLIM PRIME MINISTER?"

Say what you will of Governor Long, he knew his Democrats and Republicans:

If the coup fails...

...it won't be for lack of trying: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is working with NY AG (and all around Democratic hack douche bag) Eric Schneiderman on getting evidence on that ever-favorite Leftist bugbear, "Russian interference" in the last election.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Proceed with caution

I guess one needs to be careful in linking to a post on something called "Bombthrowers", but this article on H.R. McMaster is pretty interesting, if true. In any event, it's worth a look.

Frankly, the thing that represents another nail in the coffin of McMaster's reputation, for me, is that John McCain is one of his biggest boosters:
McMaster’s Senate champion was and still is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). McCain advocated replacing Flynn with McMaster. McCain described McMaster as “a man of genuine intellect, character and ability.”
About as close as you can get, in my book, to a reputational kiss of death.

(H/T: Ace of Spades)

Another example of the uselessness of "moderate" Republicans

"Illinois Republican Governor Signs Sanctuary State Law".

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

More fakery

The story I linked to last week, about the guy who claims he had been stabbed because somebody thought he had a neo-Nazi haircut, turns out to have been bogus.

Update: My original link in this post was "bogus", too; I've fixed it. Thanks to Steve in the comments for pointing that out.

Monday, August 28, 2017

That's Texas all over

The man's going to "save some lives".

We live in interesting times, indeed...

...when fake news from The Onion sounds far less fake than the left-wing chanting coming from the networks: "[L]ocal Antifa organizers announced plans Monday to disrupt an upcoming neo-Nazi rally or whatever else is going on that day."

Always worth a look

Robert Avrech, proprietor of Sephardic Secret, always has a post on Fridays consisting of photos, usually including great shots of movie stars. I was amused, and surprised, to see that last week's post includes a mug shot of the young Cher, taken at age 13 after she was arrested for stealing her mother's car.

Pickin' pears with flair



We were lucky to get a few pears this year. Usually the squirrels and the birds get hold of them first.

Tomorrow, Maggie gets to take a train ride into Washington, DC to her grandpa's office, to get a first-hand look at the Deep State.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Perfect



(From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

Behold, the Antifa Babe!

But first, don't say you weren't warned...




Ok, open with extreme caution.

Sunday funnies

Robot priest? M-e-h, I dunno...



You cannot escape the duck.



Science marches on...



The perils of excessive gum flapping: Woman calls police on man looking for his dentures (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

A Portuguese gentleman with very little knowledge of English writes an English language guide for his countrymen; hilarity ensues.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Where are we going to put our heroes?

Since Arlington National Cemetery is located on land that used to belong to Mrs. Robert E. Lee's family, I suppose the only honorable thing to do is to exhume all the bodies and bury them elsewhere.

Or can we put a stop to all the bogus outrage now?

Fore!

Antifa dude catches one in the 'nads; social media promptly embellishes the original video (H/T: DoublePlusUndead).

Quite possibly the stupidest thing you will see all week

Asian sportscaster Robert Lee pulled from covering UVA game because of his "Confederate" name.

Gawrsh, Mickey, I'm still baffled why ESPN is losing viewers.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Antifa

Pretty much all you need to know, illustrated.

Update: And also, pretty much everything you need to know about contemporary Republican politicians:
Something has gone very wrong since Trump ascended. And it’s not him. He’s virtually the only one trying to do the right things. At this point, it’s clear we have a combination of sick factions in the GOP, and none of them give a damn about the party’s voters, none of them give a damn about the principles they claim to have stood for in the past years, and none of them have a clue about what they are doing.

Can I get an Amen to that?

"No One Wants to Hear About Your Woke Elementary-Schooler":
Let's state the obvious: When pundits tweet out these little stories, all they're doing is sending out THEIR opinions, but doing so in a way that a) makes them look like great parents for raising such emotionally advanced children and b) shields them from criticism. Because what kind of jerk is going to attack a CHILD, for God's sake?

Very true



(H/T: Oregon Muse, over at Ace of Spades)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Knee-jerk leftist violence

Guy gets stabbed just because some "triggered" idiot thinks he has a Neo-Nazi haircut.

Sunday funnies

People who look like cartoons.

When statues fight back...



Robotic cowboy.

Thanks, I'll stick to beef: "Swiss grocery chain to offer bug burgers" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Confusing (from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")...



During the eclipse, remember to properly equip your pets...



Hope and Crosby, from The Road to Bali:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A fit object for our new wave of iconoclasm

Why is this memorial to a well-known woman-abuser still standing?

Nice shootin', ma'am sir

Update and bumped: According to this article, the cop was a man (and a former soldier in the Spanish Legion).

"One policewoman took on 5 drugged-up jihadis who were wearing suicide vests; she came out the victor, killing 4 of the 5 and saved an injured colleague in the mean time."

Friday, August 18, 2017

SJWs want to tear everything down...

...including Elvis Presley.

Happy Feet Friday

The soulful voice of Betty Janette, accompanied by Sammy Price on piano, at one of the Newport Jazz festivals.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Perfect symmetry!

Hillary Clinton is a liar and her pastor is a plagiarist.

Can I get a "Glory!" for sister Hillary and her confessor?

Ad absurdam

With the big move on to remove or destroy Confederate statues, it's only a matter of time before the leftists get around to pulling down statues of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington - because, in today's America, the most awful awfulness about our awful country is the awfulness of historical racism, and the ne plus ultra of racism is the ownership of slaves.

I'm astonished, as a matter of fact, that our nation's capital city is named after a privileged white slave holder. Time for a change! I suggest that we rename the city after one of our most distinguished African-American citizens (I mean, he must be; he works for MSNBC).



Ladies and gentlemen - and everyone in between - welcome to...

Sharp Town...

Update: Now they hatin' on Honest Abe!

Monday, August 14, 2017

So, am I supposed to throw in with a bunch of self-styled "anti-fascists" to prove I'm not a racist?

To hell with that; the main enemy is still the Left. American Nazis and "Aryans" are exotic kooks who have no support within the state, within academe, within the media, among the ranks of normal Americans. They did not give us ObamaCare, gun-running to Mexican cartels, a weaponized IRS, a corrupted FBI, a confused and weak foreign policy, and the freedom-corroding Deep State. Frankly, I think the nation can hold its own against a few hundred idiots marching under a Swastika. Against the machinations of the leftist hive, warring against the citizenry on every political, cultural and economic front, I am not nearly so sanguine about our prospects for survival as a free people.

One benefit of actually buying that large rural property on Booger Hollar Rd...

...would be to provide a permanent home for all these Confederate statues everyone is so eager to tear down.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday funnies

A couple from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

"Barron Trump, Mike Pence, and their IT guy begin attack on North Korea."




My question is, what was the thing living on? (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Another home invader. (H/T: ditto)

A dreaded affliction about which there should be more public awareness: uncombable hair syndrome. I can relate to this. Well into my teens, my nickname was "Medusa".

Well, that was sure a wad of cash down the drain: "A Swiss couple in the Maldives paid £820 to have their their wedding vows renewed in the native Dhivehi language. When the wedding video was posted to YouTube, the subtitles revealed that the minister had actually been insulting them, calling them 'infidels' and their children 'bastard swine'".



Dude.


Key and Peele in "The Proud Thug".



One more from Breitbart on the Trump chicken:



That wild man of the worldwide web, TimT, asks the question we've all been wanting to ask (or would have wanted to ask, if we had thought of it).

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Assortment

"Shaky" Jake Tapper has apparently abandoned his former strategy of not automatically behaving like Pavlov's progressive dog and is now encouraging the idea of an investigation of those who criticize the Left's most recent strange-new-respect figure, H.R. McMaster.

Speaking of McMaster (I'll be right here, Jake, in case you want to have your G-men friends get in touch with me), why don't we know more about his friend, Dina Habib Powell?

Mark Steyn: there are leaks, and then there are leaks.

Frankly, Mr. President, I'm expecting something better than this...



Thanks, Google! It looks like people are now taking diversity seriously.

Haw! Exactly so: "Iceberg to Rebuild Titanic".

Veeshir finds an article at Reason to be a bit unreasonable (scroll down, but be sure to read everything else there, too. It's all gold - or bitcoin or whatever it is we're supposed to be using as a unit of value on the internet these days).

It's getting increasingly difficult to actually find a piece of the great outdoors to enjoy without getting crushed in a crowd. Which is why I yearn for my own private chunk of the great outdoors. I'd love nothing more than to become squire of this 41-acre patch of bucolic serenity in my home county, on the delightfully-named Booger Hollar Road (near the hamlet of Frog Pond, within the township of Big Lick).

A patch of beauty

Thanks to some goodish rains and hot, but somewhat lower than average, temperatures, the Paco Command Center is looking lush this year.

I like mimosa trees; they provide a tropical accent, and fill the air with a sweet aroma.



The black-eyed Susans are in bloom, and competing with the crepe myrtle for attention.



And I'm really diggin' this mahogany-colored sunflower.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lefties, you can't outdo Trump - or his supporters - when it comes to memes

Some anti-Trump guy erected a giant inflatable chicken with a Trump coif, which was intended, I believe, to show the president up as - I dunno - a coward, I guess. I'm not sure what his evidnce is.

Anyhow, Trump supporters have been having a ball with this. For example...



Check 'em all out; you'll be glad you did!

Hillary's confessor

The Right Reverend Bill Shillady offered comfort to Cankles after her election loss.
“You know one of my favorite sayings is ‘God doesn’t close one door without opening another, but it can be hell in the hallway’,” Shillady said. “My sister Hillary. You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black Friday. Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while.”
No doubt. With all the shrieking, crying, cursing, hurling of empty whiskey bottles, it must have been hell - especially for her apostles.

Happy Feet Friday

Ella Mae Morse is back, singing a toe-tapping shuffle boogie called "Old Shanks Mare" (aided and abetted by a small group led by pianist Freddie Slack). The year was 1947.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stamping out wrongthink



Google created quite a controversy when it tracked down and fired an employee who criticized the company's diversity policy (Daniel Greenfield outlines the story here).

This is, of course, the progressive's fondest dream: that individuals and private institutions should ultimately become so thoroughly imbued with the Approved Narrative that society would eventually wind up policing itself, without the ugly necessity of state-enforced group-think. As of right now, the fact that this story is still capable of generating a fair amount of outrage is a sign that all is not lost; how long a sufficient amount of freedom will last to facilitate this outrage is an open question.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

They'll probably be shot

"A pair of 'chatbots' in China have been taken offline after appearing to stray off-script. In response to users' questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn't a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party."

St. Hillary

Almost leaves me speechless, this does. A sky pilot by the name of Bill Shillady has written a book entitled, Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions Of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

That's right, it's "a year’s worth of devotions tailored for Clinton as she campaigned for president". Given the woman's well-known bad temper, viciousness and tendency toward profanity, I rather suspect that Hillary's devotions must have read very much like the curse (actually a Bill of Excommunication) read out loud by Dr. Slop in Tristram Shandy (Chap.2 IV) - only, in her case, directed at Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The times they are a-changin'

For as far back as I can remember (and farther back than that), progressives - not all of them, but an ominous majority - have been enamored, either openly or secretly, with Russian strong men. Now, they're going all better-dead-than-red on us. Once again, Trump's impact on the leftist psyche is like the effect of an electromagnetic pulse on a power grid.


See? I was just a progressive who was ahead of the curve."

Sunday funnies

Boing! Boing! Boing!

Sibling tattoos.

How about if we honor John McCain by making him ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Westarctica? Of course, he'd have to give up his Senate seat...

T'was ever thus...



Yes, old age ought to prove interesting...



Horse wearing urban camo...



Quite the co-inkydink: "Internet Freaks Over 19th-Century Books Featuring Boy Named ‘Baron Trump’" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Bob Hope and the close shave...