Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

A salute to all you dads out there, doing one of the hardest jobs there is.

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

From commenter John Snider comes the sad news of the passing of Matt "Guitar" Murphy.

Here's a video clip of Murphy, Memphis Slim and Bill Stepny performing at the 1963 European Blues Festival.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sunday funnies

Your basic octopus is not a big fan of "forgive and forget".

Abe to Merkel (via Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")...

Rare driving maneuver (at least, one hopes it's rare)...

Did you ever wonder where fashion designers get their ideas?

Bartender: What'll you have?

Man: Whiskey.

Bartender: What kind?

Man: Give me some of that stuff flavored with beaver secretions.

Special purpose real estate.

Who's surprised? Let's see a show of hands.

"Washington, D.C., harbors the greatest share of psychopaths in the US".

Friday, June 15, 2018

Hope he means it

Update and bumped. Ugh! Guess he didn't: "President Donald Trump Supports Paul Ryan’s Amnesty Bill".

President Trump announced today that he would not sign House Speaker Ryan's immigration bill.

Good. Ryan's bill looks like nothing so much as a gigantic "We're Sorry" card for the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Happy Feet Friday

Cab's boys are holding out for a 15-minute intermission.

Thin layer of whitewash

The Inspector General's report is out, and the facts as spelled out in the document do not support some of the conclusions - the most notorious conclusion being no evidence of political bias on the part of Comey et al. Nonetheless, the facts, in and of themselves, are pretty damning and underscore the need for a thorough reform of the FBI.

Update: Veeshir, in the comments -
My solution still stands. Fire everybody above GS-9 in the Dept. of "Justice" and replace them with Judicial Watch employees. Use Freepers to fill out the numbers if necessary.

Update II: More from Powerline's John Hinderaker. Money quote:
A common theme of the FBI employees’ responses to the IG’s questions is that, yes, they certainly were Hillary Clinton partisans; and yes, they absolutely detested Donald Trump; and, too, they thought Trump voters were beneath contempt and Trump’s election would threaten the survival of the republic. But those were only their private political views, and didn’t affect the judgments they made while investigating Hillary’s obviously illegal server on the one hand, and the Trump campaign’s nonexistent alliance with Russia on the other. Right.

No one can read the vicious, hateful, over-the-top partisan vitriol that FBI employees directed against Donald Trump–Strzok and Page are not the only ones quoted in the IG’s report–and give any credence to that claim. These high-ranking FBI agents were politicized to the core and were determined to do anything they could to secure their candidate’s election. Failing that, they plunged into the faux Russia election story in hopes of discrediting President Trump or even, as they explicitly discussed, bringing about his impeachment.