Monday, July 28, 2014

Warren G. Harding was a playah

Looks like the gentleman should have availed himself more frequently of cold showers : “Trove of President Harding’s love letters reveal steamy affair”.

As to being one of the country’s “worst presidents”, old Warren at least had the graciousness to die in office, thus bequeathing us Silent Cal, who was probably one of our better chief executives. No such option today, sadly. If President Cypher were to depart office, we’d be stuck with the absurd Joe Biden, who might very well find a way to plunge us into a war with Canada (which we would no doubt lose under his maladroit leadership), or perhaps tackle the illegal immigration problem by making Honduras the 51st state.

Hillary Clinton: You know who makes me proud to be an American?

George W. Bush, that's who.

Monday movie

Screen icons James Garner and Bruce Lee in a couple of scenes from the 1969 private-eye flick, Marlowe.

Sounds about right

"If today's New York Times editors were in charge in 1943".

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday funnies

Ummmm...I think I'll go a few more miles down the road.

Commenter Veeshir has another example from the fine art of gun engraving (and be sure to check out his blog, Doubleplusundead, which I have added to the blog roll).

The great escape.

Two from Kate at Small Dead Animals:


Let me at him!

Peter O'Toole is priceless as Lord Emsworth.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Our border is under control

The one with Canada, that is.

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

Gorgeous summer day

It's days like today that take the edge off of living in Occupied Northern Virginia. Mrs. Paco has really been busy with her flowers and vegetables, and has wound up turning the Command Center into an imitation of a plant nursery (click to enlarge).

Approaching the front door, one is met with a riot of color.

Thank goodness the Texas star finally bloomed, so people can now stop asking me about the "marijuana" plant in the yard.

These hibiscus flowers are big as bread plates.

And we're getting a bumper crop of green beans this year.

When we run out of yard, we just put things in pots. This coleus and impatiens mix turned out nicely.