Monday, November 11, 2019

A tale of our times

Definitely truthy: "Man In Critical Condition After Hearing Slightly Differing Viewpoint".

And here's an interesting scientific fact:

All honor to our men and women in uniform

Past, present...and future.

Here's a patriotic tune from WWII that I've always liked:

Remember the old WWII meme, "Kilroy was here"? Here's an interesting article on the possible origins of the phenomenon (H/T: Instapundit).

Sunday, November 10, 2019


"Michael Bloomberg’s Top 10 Gun Controls". Here's my Number One Michael Bloomberg control: don't ever let this arrogant know-it-all near elective office again.

Leaky canoes and unreported burglaries as far as the eye can see: "Gov. Ralph Northam confirms Virginia already 'working on' gun confiscation now that Democrats are in control".

I'm not in favor of book burning, but I think it'd be ok to throw this one off a pier.

San Francisco is rapidly becoming a parody of itself: "Hugo Chavez's trusted advisor gets ready to run the San Francisco District Attorney's office".

The word "bombshell" is greatly overused, but this seems to be one to me (at least a little bombshell): "Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley alleges in her new book that two of President Trump’s senior advisers tried to recruit her to secretly undermine the administration from the inside. Haley says John Kelly and Rex Tillerson wanted her to subvert President Trump." Tillerson doesn't surprise me, but Kelly - a former USMC general, of all things - not just bucking, but undermining, the chain of command? I hope this isn't true, but if it is, it seems like the upper echelons of our military command structure are in need of some serious reeducation. Oh, and btw, why are we hearing from Nikki Haley about this so late in the day? Did she ever tell the President, or did he have to find out about it when her book came out?

More on the Epstein meme, courtesy of the esteemed Smitty, of The Other McCain:

Most bizarre story I saw this past week

"Russian historian pulled from St Petersburg river with backpack containing woman's severed arms".

The photo at the link - the professor, an expert on Napoleon, is dressed as the subject of his expertise - compounds the weirdness.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sunday funnies

Poetry in motion.

Hey, it's five o'clock! Didn't y'all forget something?

Let him in! from r/aww


Spoopy doggo from r/aww

Ya gotta love millennials (well, you don't, really; it's just the name of the song. H/T: Ace).

"Wake up, Harold!"

Yeah, I hate when that happens.

"Suicide Hotline volunteer shocked when Hillary Clinton tried to ‘place an order’".

"Boy, is this human lazy!"

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Feel good story of the day

"Waffle House customers help stranded employee by washing dishes, taking orders: ‘It was incredible to witness’".

I don't get a chance to eat at Waffle House very often, but I've never had any complaints to make about the food. And you can get a very diverse view of the world there. I recollect eating in a Waffle House late one night, somewhere outside of Jacksonville, Florida, probably 35 some years ago. There were half a dozen members of a motorcycle gang taking up a couple of booths, and, I swear, they were the least scary people in the place.

A day of remembrance

The Berlin Wall, one of the most iconic symbols of Communism, began coming down 30 years ago.
Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.

Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains — before placing roses in the once-fearsome barrier that divided the city for 28 years.

Here are the details on some of the most memorable escapes from East Berlin.

I can't find it now, but I remember reading a story many years ago about a fellow who got drunk, stole a truck, and made a mad dash through the kill zone somewhere along the border between the two Germanies (might not have been Berlin). The truck was riddled with bullets, the tires were blown out, but he made it to West Germany - where he ultimately got a job driving a beer truck.