Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I guess we all have to take turns

“Who gets to hold [Hillary’s] crown while she speaks?”

I take you at your word

The Islamic State threatens to drown us all in blood.

Well, may the blood be all theirs should they strike at our home. We'll be ready. Right, boys?



Rough 'n ready, Cap'n Paco!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Texas may be a red state…

…but its blue faction is relentlessly vicious, as the laughable indictment of Gov. Rick Perry illustrates.

In a nutshell, Perry sought to have Travis County’s funding for a public integrity unit cut off unless the county’s D.A. – who heads said unit – stepped down (she had previously been arrested on a DWI charge, and was belligerent to the point of having to be physically restrained). In retaliation, a pliable “special prosecutor” convened a grand jury and had it indict Perry on what are widely regarded (even by many Democrats) as ultimately indefensible charges.

Much more from Bryan Preston , including video of Lehmberg’s behavior while she was under arrest, and info on her liquor consumption, which appears to have been of Homeric proportions.

Update: Even more from Preston, on the history of Democrat lawfare in Texas, and the non-profit “public watchdog” group that lodged the initial complaint (for “watchdog” read “Democrat lapdog”).

Ferguson

I haven’t had anything to say about the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, or about the subsequent violence, because neither I nor anyone else seems to have all the facts; however, here’s my basic take on the general situation, regardless of what the actual facts ultimately prove to be:

1) The family of Mike Brown, and the people of Ferguson, are entitled to a thorough and objective investigation of the incident;

2) The policeman who shot Brown is entitled to due process;

3) Looting continues to be a morally dubious exercise of one’s pursuit of social justice. Regardless of the tenseness of the situation, those who possess the legal authority to act are not excused from their obligation to restore and maintain order.

Monday movie

An energetic Alan Jenkins trips the light fantastic with Joan Crawford in this scene from They All Kissed the Bride (1942).

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Not on my bucket list

Still, looks fascinating: "the world's longest, most dangerous horse race".

Sunday funnies

So, a Jew and an Arab walk into a pastry shop...

Ok, I could get into zorb soccer.

I think "emergency" should be broadly defined...


Ah, the wild, wild west...


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