Wednesday, May 31, 2017


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


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.
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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.
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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.


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...


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...

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.


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.


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.