Saturday, November 30, 2013


Obama, on the implosion of his signature program: "We're evaluating why it is exactly that I didn't know soon enough that it wasn't going to work the way it needed to." (H/T: Hot Air)

Well, here's my evaluation, chief. I suspect it's because you had zero interest in the details. You got your legislation passed, and just assumed that the Health Care Fairy would take care of the actual work. Now, Valerie Jarrett will say that that kind of thing frequently happens to geniuses, for whom life, in spite of its variety and complexity, simply doesn't provide enough stimulation for their giant, but apparently numb, brains.

Me? I just think you're an arrogant, lazy dumbass.

Friday, November 29, 2013

State of the Union

H/T: Moonbattery.

Dear Pope Francis

Far be it from me, a devout Catholic, to teach you your job, but, before joining the conga line of pontiffs who have criticized capitalism, might it not have been advisable to have a chat with, say, Thomas Sowell? Capitalism – to be more precise, free enterprise – did not create poverty, but has lifted untold millions of people out of it. Where, in the whole wide world, are we seeing the emergence of a “new tyranny” of “unfettered capitalism”? Certainly not in the United States, where an enthusiastic booster of smiley-faced socialism presides over a government that has been trying to assert control over a huge sector of the economy (health care), with deplorable results for the distinctly non-wealthy. And what to make of the “Great Society” (American style), which has spent enormous sums of money on welfare programs that have wound up trapping generations of families in a vicious cycle of hopeless dependency, subjecting them to increasingly destructive social pathologies and making them easy prey for the parasites who play on their desperation in order to obtain power and wealth?

Is mass starvation in North Korea the result of capitalism? How about the grinding poverty among the vast majority of people who are not members of the ruling class in Cuba? In Argentina, where Your Holiness spent many years working selflessly to draw attention to the needs of the poor, is the problem free enterprise, or is it the collusion of economic oligarchs – crony capitalists, we call them in the United States – with a long series of corrupt governments in an attempt to unfairly divide up the nation’s wealth? And the teeming poor of the Middle East clearly are not providing foot soldiers for terrorist movements out of a fanatical allegiance to the principles of Adam Smith.

I do not doubt your pity and your love for the poor, and in this you are a living admonishment to all of us who, as individuals, can do more to assist those who are less fortunate than ourselves. However, with respect, I would posit that, to single out for condemnation the one form of economic organization that has done more than any other, not only to feed and clothe the poor, but to offer so many of them the opportunity for permanently raising themselves from poverty, is a pastoral error that grows increasingly tedious in its repetition.

While we're at it, why don't we just cut the constitution into little strips and roll a bunch of joints?

A history professor argues that Obama should be permitted to run for a third term.

Happy Feet Friday

Peggy Lee makes every day a good day.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

One-half of America's most revolting couple opines

Kanye West, the wealthy (and, judging from the transcript at the link, semi-literate) rapper, thinks Obama's problems stem from the fact that he doesn't have the connections Jews and oil barons do.

There's really only one thing to say...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Special greetings from the Paco Command Center to Paquistas everywhere. It's a good day to take stock and reflect on our blessings, for we all have much to be grateful for (me, I'm grateful for, among other things, that delicious turkey I'm going to eat today).

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We all know the Gore Effect as it applies to the climate…

…you know: the Great Warm-monger visits, say, Miami, and it snows for the first time in 40 years. Well, Big Al has now converted to veganism, so don’t be surprised if we see plagues of insecticide-resistant locusts and nematodes, strains of ineradicable green bean rust, and epidemic tomato blight.

Oh, hold on a minute…

Hey, Al, your lunch is here!

Obama playing the “knockout game” with Israel

Robert Avrech is right on the money: “He’s far more concerned about where Jews build apartments than about Iran building nuclear bombs.”

More from Charles Krauthammer on the overall folly of the Iranian deal, and, via John Hinderacker at Power Line, some very inconvenient facts about the uranium enrichment process.

Monday, November 25, 2013

For what we're about to receive, may the Lord make us truly grateful

So, Obama wants us to talk up his health care program with family over Thanksgiving dinner.

No need to worry, chief! Every time my father or mother or brother gets on the phone, I get an earful about what a total fraud ObamaCare is, what a sickening example of government overreach, what a singular instance of hubris the whole thing represents. Believe me, I doubt we'll be talking about anything else (unless your deal with Iran comes up; that might excite some comment among my strongly pro-Israel kinfolk).

Update: More from Bryan Preston.

Celebrating the abolition of the carbon tax

An Australian family has set a Guinness World Record for most Christmas lights on a residential property.

Benny Hill tried to tell us about ObamaCare a long time ago

One level of care for the rich and the ruling class, another level for everybody else.

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

Governor-elect Lowlife off to a great start

Terry McAuliffe has appointed a fan of tire-slashing to be Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The McAuliffe administration promises to be one of the most corrupt in Virginia history. Stay tuned.

Why I wouldn't live in D.C. (reason # 397)

The city's gun owners - the city's legal gun owners - are about to become felons if they don't come in and get fingerprinted and have their weapons registered.

If for no other reason than to keep it safe, I think the U.S. constitution ought to be kept somewhere else. Maybe Texas.

I guess psychopaths are wherever you find them

Neuroscientist James Fallon's unnerving discovery.

H/T: Hot Air

Monday movie

Charles Bronson is a bare-knuckle fighter, and James Coburn is his promoter, in Hard Times.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday funnies

I don't know much about art, but I know what stinks.

U.S./Canadian border incidents.

This item has wronwright written all over it.

An instance of taking things far too literally.

Confirmation: there's no need to reinvent the wheel.

Bizarre Coca-Cola advertisement at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Two elderly English actors reenact a YouTube comment fight between Justin Bieber fans (caution: language alert). H/T: The Laughing Squid.

Ok, zero tolerance policies at schools are now really getting out of hand.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Obama: approaching a Caligula-like level of stupidity.

"Believe it".

Ed Driscoll discovers a sector of the work force that likes ObamaCare.

Looking in vain for AmTrack's Tea Party Tour (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Rudolph the red-nosed...Nazi?

I don't eat nuthin' that don't walk on dry land, but if you like fish, you might want to take a look at this list before ordering your next surf 'n turf.

Ten scary movies based on true stories.

Old, and still unsolved, riddle.

"Honest, officer, I didn't know it was weed!"

Friday, November 22, 2013

The cricket choir

One of the most amazing things I've come across recently.

H/T: Instapundit

Why, no, I don't eat cheese

And I'm certainly not going to start now.

Happy Feet Friday

Chuy Reyes and his orchestra mix some boogie and some rhumba in this old soundie.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Crazy Ben’s Auto Sales and Quantitative Ease-A-Rama

From Zero Hedge:
At one point during the evening, when pressed about whether his Quantitative Easing program was good for Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, [Fed chairman Ben Bernanke] flat out denied it, saying that such a premise is "simply not true".

He defended his printing $85 billion per month, suggesting that fixing interest rates at zero is beneficial for society because, among other things, it allows people to 'buy cars'.
”Beneficial for society”. Unless, I suppose, you’re retired and living on a fixed income and getting killed by artificially low returns on your interest-bearing investments, in which case you probably won’t be able to buy a car. Well, you retirees need to be walking more, anyhow. It’s good for you.

But if you really insist on getting some wheels, may I suggest the services of Premium Automotive Carriages Online? Check out this week’s special deal: a 1948 Packard sedan!

One legitimate owner - a little old lady who only drove the car on Sundays to take cigarettes to her son at the, um, license-plate factory. Interesting, er, two-tone paint job. Accelerates well going down hills. Will throw in new paper floor mats, cunningly designed to look just like sections of the Washington Post (Class!) Don’t miss out on this chance to own a piece of automotive history. Why, with a can of Turtle wax and a little elbow grease, she’ll look like this in no time at all…

Folie de grandeur

Valerie Jarrett, the power behind Obama’s shaky throne, has been described in official talking points as “an incredibly kind, caring and thoughtful person . . . the perfect combination of smart, savvy, and innovative,” with “an enormous capacity for both empathy and sympathy.”

So, how in the world did former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel ever come to think of her (and senior aid Peter Rouse) as bearing a resemblance to “Saddam Hussein’s maniacal sons, Uday and Qusay”?

Andrew Stiles at NRO paints a fascinating portrait of Jarrett in this post. She is a nasty piece of work, indeed, and one wonders if the preshizzle’s strange dependence on her isn’t the result of some unresolved “mommy issues”. On the other hand, maybe he’s simply being loyal to someone who has unstintingly shared his view of his own awesomeness (surely, the circle of such people is now contracting faster than a chiraptophobe’s sphincter encountering a cold endoscope).

Totally unrelated update: C’mon, Barry, say it. Say the two words, “under God”. You’re just quoting Abraham Lincoln, after all. It’s not as if anybody would ever think that that’s something you’d come up with. I mean, you took an oath to defend the constitution, and we know you don’t believe in that, so what’s the big deal? You’re not gonna go poof! in a cloud of smoke, or turn into a frog or anything. You could even make air quotes with your fingers when you say it. Just say the words.

Colorado health care exchange: success!

"Shane Smith, of Fort Collins, says his dog Baxter received a letter informing him that a health insurance account had been opened in his name through Connect for Health Colorado."

Yes, but can he keep his veterinarian?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dumbass comment of the week

There’s no way I can make a regular series out of this category, because it’s such a target-rich environment that it’s difficult to choose from among the many potential entries. But sometimes a comment or other public utterance is such a perfect example of pristine, unadulterated, lab quality imbecility that it needs to be singled out, isolated and studied for the uniquely valuable insights it offers into the workings of the typical liberal “mind”. For instance, take Matt Yglesias. Please.

Rinardman, in the comments:

How many people have died using

Ummm...they don't even know how many have tried using!

Karl Rove doesn’t want us voting for unelectable Tea Party candidates

He wants us to vote for unelectable establishment candidates.

John Kerry’s foreign policy world view

As imagined by friend and frequent commenter Captain Heinrichs.

Math is hard!

The White House: home of the whopper.
"[W]e’ve seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans."
Update: Yeah, math is hard. But you can always fake it.
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.

The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.

And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Not just a lie; a stupendously brazen, enormous lie, a lie that is positively criminal in its intent and in the extent of its deception. Andrew McCarthy at NRO:
So, while the president has been telling us that, under the vaunted grandfathering provision, all Americans who like their health-insurance plans will be able to keep them, “period,” his administration has been representing in federal court that most health plans would lose their “grandfather status” by the end of this year. Not just the “5 percent” of individual-market consumers, but close to all consumers — including well over 100 million American workers who get coverage through their jobs — have been expected by the president swiftly to “transition to the requirements under the [Obamacare] regulations.” That is, their health-insurance plans would be eliminated. They would be forced into Obamacare-compliant plans, with all the prohibitive price hikes and coercive mandates that “transition” portends.
This president and his administration (and the zombies who make up elected Democratic officialdom at the national level) have perpetuated more frauds against the American people than all other U.S. administrations, combined, in my lifetime – perhaps in our entire history. And we’ve got three more years of floundering liberal fascism? The only upside, I suppose, is the “floundering” part. It’s rather as if Mussolini had taken over and the trains not only began running slower than ever, but customers had to pay three times their previous fares, and the trains started jumping the tracks and plunging into gorges with tedious regularity. If there’s even the tiniest, residual particle of integrity left among Democratic senators and congressmen – and I’d not care to place a bet on those kind of odds – or, more realistically, if a few still have the will to self-preservation, then perhaps there may exist a remote, outside chance that they will initiate a process under which the siren song of an imperial presidency will be silenced, and truly bipartisan action can be taken to rescue America from Obama’s wet ideological dreams. Otherwise, it’s going to be a long, dreary three years.

And, no, I’m not holding my breath.

Update: The value of Obama's promises (lifted from Legal Insurrection)...

Monday movie

Cary Grant teases soon-to-be ex-wife Irene Dunne about her new beau.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Maybe Barry can get his money back

"Actor Was Hired to Make Obama Look Presidential – A Decade Before He Was Elected".

ObamaCare: another analogy

Jonah, in the comments of a previous post, says ObamaCare is more like this.

Sunday funnies

The candidates for this epithet are too numerous to mention here, but feel free to list your leading contenders in the comments section.

The newest sport? Competitive laughing.

Robots are becoming more human all the time: "Robot Reportedly Commits Suicide After Becoming Fed Up With Doing Housework".

"What are you doin' on my turf, punk?"

The Tea Party conspiracy!

People and Democrats; there's a difference.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Political blight

How is it that leftists manage to infest so many lovely places? An outright socialist has won election to Seattle's city council.

Update: All things considered, I guess she's sorta right-wing for Seattle (link courtesy of JeffS).

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Feet Friday

Composer, pianist and superlative entertainer Fats Waller performs Honeysuckle Rose in this old soundie.

Dumbass comment of the week

From that Toure clown at MSNBC.

The Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots are bringing it!

Here's a blog that's trying to make the letter-writing campaign happen (complete with valuable suggestions).

Ed Driscoll has a useful list of U.S. senators who voted for ObamaCare and who happen to be up for re-election next year.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Let 'em know

A friend of mine at work has what I think is a good idea. How about if everyone in the country who's lost their health insurance due to ObamaCare mails a hard copy of the cancellation notice to President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC? Maybe we could get some video of a convoy of U.S. Mail trucks delivering the things? Or some inside shots of the letters being dumped on the president's desk (reminiscent of that famous scene from Miracle on 34th St., where the bailiffs drag a dozen or so bags of letters to Santa Claus into the courtroom and dump them on the judges bench)?

I'd expand the idea in a way that I think might have more impact: every person who lost insurance coverage should mail a hard copy of the cancellation notice to his or her senator - especially if their senators are Democrats up for reelection next year. Hell, they should go ahead and send copies to their congressmen and governors, too.

If you like the ideas, spread 'em around.

Jeb, I suggest you lie down until the feeling goes away

“Jeb Bush is giving more serious consideration to getting in the race”.

Grassroots conservatives certainly have their work cut out for them. They have to fight against the Democrats, the Democrats’ propaganda arm (known as the “news media”), RINOs within the GOP, and the RINOs’ fat-cat donors, who are perfectly content with the government/big business combine.

But we do have numbers on our side – maybe not a majority, yet, but sufficient to make a revolution, I should think. Certainly a large enough number to stymie the presidential aspirations of Jeb Bush, who's basically just a lame-chop slathered with fail sauce* (or, for that matter, a careerist blowhard like Chris Christie).

*Not my own, but a line borrowed from the TV program, Psych. Can’t improve on perfection.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


How…interesting. The project manager for the health care web site didn’t become aware of the ominous security threats to the system, and the estimated fix dates (“mid-2014 and early 2015”), until he was handed a memo at a congressional hearing written by one of his own subordinates.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton gives wife Hillary a boost in her run for the presidency by helping to differentiate her from President Jug Head takes the high road and says that people should, indeed, be able to keep their insurance plans if they want to, even if the law has to be changed.

I cannot recall seeing, in my lifetime, a law that was so fundamentally idiotic in concept and so utterly bungled in implementation. This is yet another lesson in the inherent incompetence and destructiveness of big government (which I presume will go unheeded by vast numbers of the populace, the same as all the previous lessons).

Update: And the marketing? Class with a capital ‘K’.

Now he’s sorry

Andrew Huszar, the co-ordinator of the Fed’s initial plunge into “Quantitative Easing”, apologizes.
And the impact? Even by the Fed's sunniest calculations, aggressive QE over five years has generated only a few percentage points of U.S. growth. By contrast, experts outside the Fed, such as Mohammed El Erian at the Pimco investment firm, suggest that the Fed may have created and spent over $4 trillion for a total return of as little as 0.25% of GDP (i.e., a mere $40 billion bump in U.S. economic output). Both of those estimates indicate that QE isn't really working.

Unless you're Wall Street. Having racked up hundreds of billions of dollars in opaque Fed subsidies, U.S. banks have seen their collective stock price triple since March 2009. The biggest ones have only become more of a cartel: 0.2% of them now control more than 70% of the U.S. bank assets.

As for the rest of America, good luck. Because QE was relentlessly pumping money into the financial markets during the past five years, it killed the urgency for Washington to confront a real crisis: that of a structurally unsound U.S. economy.
Oh, so you mean, like, you can’t use monetary policy to fix what are really fiscal problems? I’ve thought that for a long time, and I’m not even a big shot Wall Street investment banker. And the notion that the big banks are the tail wagging the Fed dog is hardly a revelation to anyone who’s been paying attention.

Hey, I’m not surprised

One of the inevitable consequences of Terry McAuliffe’s victory in the Virginia gubernatorial race.

H/T: Mrs. Paco

The State Department still can't assess risk

Or is indifferent to it as long as it doesn't endanger their own Washington-based backsides.

Smitty reports on the shameful refusal of the State Department to grant visas to Afghan interpreters who have worked with the U.S. military in the war against the Taliban.

Monday, November 11, 2013

God bless our veterans

Monday movie

Humphrey Bogart has a conversation with James Stephenson about Napoleon in this scene from King of the Underworld.

Dangerous waters

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hot wheels

Spotted outside the supermarket today, a 1953 Lincoln Capri (click images to enlarge).


Sunday funnies

A moment of unwitting transparency from Terry McAuliffe. (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Japan's urban legends.

The old axiom is that ignorance of the law is no excuse. I dunno. Have you ever heard of these?

Electronic backpacks for cockroaches? Sure, why not.

There are certain things Ron Swanson won't do, even for love.

The science of seating priorities in Parisian restaurants.

The, er, eloquent Mel Blanc.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Yeah, that’s a good idea

Obama has apparently decided to “pivot” again. What better way to distract public attention from the ObamaCare disaster than to create another foreign policy crisis? A two-fer, actually, because he gets to piss off Israel for the umpteenth time.

Only cops should have guns (Part CCXL)

A sniper rifle and an M-16 were pinched from an FBI vehicle in Massachusetts.

Way to watch, guys!

Update: The guns were stolen by a 16-year-old boy. The $20,000 reward is being paid out to an unnamed resident of the town where the guns were stolen.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Obama apologizes

Sort of.

Well, I suppose we should take the high road and give him the benefit of the doubt, so....

"Apology accepted."

Happy Feet Friday

Even the Royal Navy was hep to the jive in 1945.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rattlin’ the cage of the governor-elect

Well, well, looky here…

These appear to be two brand spanking new 30-round, Ruger factory magazines for a Mini-14 rifle!

And what’s that over yonder?

Wooooooee! Two more 30-round magazines for the Mini-14, also new, from the factory.

Now, let’s see, what have we here?

Four new, 20-round magazines (factory fresh!) for the same gun.

So, if I’m doin’ my arithmetic right, this looks like an awesome, easy-to-carry, 200 round aggregate capacity of pure .223 joy!

Can’t touch these, Terry! Oh, I know you think you can, or you think you’ll soon be able to, but it ain’t happenin’, so you just put that thought right out of what I’ll call, for lack of a better word, your “mind”. Forget all about it. That’s what he ought to do, ain’t it boys? Forget the whole thing?

“Damn straight, Cap’n Paco!”

The Proctology Squad

Looks like anal probing by cops is reaching epidemic proportions in New Mexico.

New Mexico’s finest: putting the “ass” back in harassment.

Old state motto: Land of enchantment.

New state motto: Bend over and grab your ankles, punk!

In the wake of the ObamaCare disaster…

…I think a lot of Democrats are feeling like this guy.

Order up!

H/T: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley...

Slow Joe Strikes Again

"Biden calls wrong person to congratulate election victory".

"Ok, so, let me get this straight. You're not Marty Walsh, but another guy with the same name?"

H/T: Mrs. Paco

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The song remains the same

George Neumayr at The American Spectator blows up the argument that “moderates” like Chris Christie are the key to Republican success at the national level. The short article is almost too good to excerpt, but I can’t resist nabbing this gem:
Like Schwarzenegger, Christie is a useful idiot for the Democrats—a needy, politically correct, ruling-class Republican who is trending liberal on everything from “climate change” to gay marriage to size-of-government issues. Christie loves the liberal limelight—a trait that will only intensify over time. The Democrats know a Trojan Horse when they see one.
Precisely. The successful defense of our constitutional liberties is not ensured simply by having a bunch of elected officials with an ‘R’ affixed to their names. Blue Republicans don’t do anything but enable constitutionalists to lose more slowly (if even that), and a GOP that merely competes with the Democratic Party in the herding and pillaging of the citizenry is worse than useless.

A thing of beauty

From Tim Blair.

Thank you for your patience

Via Moonbattery

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Terry McLowlife has won in Virginia

Cuccinelli fought the Clintonian bagman to a close finish, but I reckon Virginia now has a preponderance of liberals and fools (there is considerable overlap), so, in the end, this proved to be just too much for the Republican (that, and the candidacy of a false Libertarian who drained away votes, the majority of which would probably have gone to Cuccinelli. By the way, does the Libertarian Party serve any function other than to ensure the victory of the most left-wing candidate in close elections? Just askin'...)

I predict that McLowlife has reached the peak of his popularity already, and I look forward to the coming death spiral of his political career - the final act of destruction possibly occurring in a federal courtroom. Meanwhile, the words emblazoned on the banner of this blog will be a light unto my path, as I deal out satire and sarcasm on all sides in what is now, truly, Occupied Virginia.

The myth of Hillary Clinton’s inevitability

Frank Bruni – in the pages of the New York Times, yet! – shows why Hillary is not the unstoppable Canklenaut everybody seems to assume she is. A sample:
And what would the argument for a Hillary presidency be? Something interesting happens when you ask Democrats why her in 2016. They say that it’s time for a woman, that she’ll raise oodles of dough, that other potentially strong candidates won’t dare take her on. The answers are about the process more than the person or any vision she has for the country. There’s no poetry in them. That’s not good.
Well, there’s really not much of anything poetic about an ageing government functionary whose pursuit of power resembles nothing so much as a junkie trying to score his next meth hit.

Elsewhere, the obnoxiousness of Democrats, as a class, just keeps getting worse. Behold Eric Schneiderman, New York’s Attorney General, and as vile a specimen of self-seeking, corrupt political ladder-climber as I’ve seen in a while. As the article at the link shows, however, he may well have jumped the shark in taking on Donald Trump.

Robert Sarvis, Judas goat

As Ace says, it’s probably too late for this news to make a difference now, but the so-called Libertarian candidate for governor in Virginia, Robert Sarvis, received his largest campaign contributions from a guy who was a big bundler for Obama.
A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot — a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race.

Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.

Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for President Barack Obama. This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Quite possibly the best metaphor for ObamaCare, yet

Ed Driscoll: "like a piƱata stuffed to the brim with fail".

Go Cuccinelli!

Even if Terry Mc-Low-Life wins the Virginia governor's race tomorrow, I believe he'll wind up spending most of his term dodging the law.

Fellow Virginians, I exhort you to spare our noble commonwealth the embarrassment and economic damage this bounder will bring to our state. Ken Cuccinelli is a man of principle and accomplishment, and he will make an excellent governor. Vote for the man who's used to handing out subpoenas, not the one who's used to receiving them.

If you like your freedom, you can keep it - vote Ken Cuccinelli!

And let Mark Levin fill you in on the continuing treachery of the RINOS. If Chris Christie wins, and Ken Cuccinelli loses, watch for Marshal Petain Karl Rove to practically wriggle with glee Wednesday morning as he pollutes the airwaves with his presence to tout the superiority of the middle of the road.

How's that strategy workin' out for ya, Karl?

Hey, thanks for clearing that up, Senator Feinstein

“Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the time the bill was enacted, and after that, it’s a different story."

So, “if you like your health plan, you can keep it” becomes “if you like your health plan, you can keep it up until the time we pass the new law, then all bets are off, so, you know, tough s**t”.

First lies, then gross incompetence and now blithering incoherence. To borrow from, and alter, John Kerry: who wants to be the first person to die as the result of a failed policy? As a country, we’ve gone a long way down a dark and dangerous road, but I believe that not even a populace that has grown numb in its ability to appreciate the value of its historical constitutional liberty is going to turn a blind eye toward a political party that is, quite literally, willing to sacrifice human lives on the altar of ideological extremism. Or, to put it another way, how many lives is Barack Obama’s vanity worth?

Update - rinardman, in the comments, riffs on Feinstein: “Well, as I understand it, you can dodge this 44mag up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been told — up to the time the bullet hits your forehead, and after that, it’s a different story."

Everybody laughed when Sarah Palin talked about death panels

As it turns out, there’s nothing to laugh about.

And of course, Daniel Pfeiffer, one of Obama’s blunderkinder, blames the insurance company.

Just a few things to keep in mind...

...if Chris Christie starts to get traction as a presidential candidate in 2016.

Monday movie

The chase scene from The Naked City (1948).

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Telling it like it is

Andrew McCarthy does a great job puncturing the mischaracterization of conservatism by someone who really ought to know better.

Sunday funnies

Doin' the Healthcare Mash.

Always, always check under the bed, first.

One day, the octopus may rule the world.

Another way of thinking about the ObamaCare web site.

A new role for Sibelius?

The real-life Elmer Fudd, Mr. Arthur Q. Bryan.

Friday, November 1, 2013


You could probably get them all in one picture: “WH asks for pictures of people who have enrolled in ObamaCare”.

Academic freedom, Brown University style.

Barack Obama, putz.

A little dose of Thomas Jefferson every now and then is good for ya.

Be reasonable and polite when you go out to eat in a restaurant. I’m just sayin’…

The ObamaCare web site is a disaster? No problem. Just hire a crony capitalist to fix it (What, the company hired to fix the thing has already royally screwed up before? Gawrsh, Mickey, how is that relevant?)

Haw! Image of the day, via the Green Room at Hot Air.

On the other hand, maybe this is the image of the day.

Decency and dignity

Less prevalent these days than in the past, but, for that reason, more welcome when encountered.