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):


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.


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

If the coup fails... 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


(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?


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


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'".


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


"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...

Friday, August 4, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway, zoot suits and fly chicks. Solid, Jackson!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dear Mr. President

Since you've been in a firing mood lately, I suggest the next guy to go should be H.R. McMaster, who is busily toiling away in the interests of the deep state against the interests of the country and your administration.

There's nothing like the smell of cordite in the morning

(H/T: Ace of Spades)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Just a hunch

But I believe this guy is shaping up to be a force in the Democratic Party nationwide - and he will be a blue-ribbon winner when it comes to sheer obnoxiousness.

I guess things really are getting cut-throat over at the White House

"Anthony Scaramucci is having a bad week. He was fired as President Donald Trump's communications director - and listed as dead in Harvard Law School's alumni directory."