Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

It's Miller time...

Ann Miller, that is.

The Paco Command Center wishes each and every one of you a happy and prosperous new year!

Obama apparently wanted an even bigger Democrat loss

Barry’s “frustrated” that Democrats didn’t run on his “great record”.

I wonder if anyone even tried to tell him that it was his own stank that sunk the Democrats back in November. Not that it would have done any good. To quote a great line from a book I’m reading, “It don’t matter which end of a jackass you talk to, ain’t nuthin’ goin’ in”.

R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. lobs one over the plate and still gets the strike

Imagine that you have crashed a banquet held to celebrate the life and achievements of Bill Clinton. Imagine, further, that you are surrounded by the flower of the Democrat Party: actors, high-level political operators, wealthy donors, and glamorous hangers-on. Finally, imagine that in answer to a question from one of the guests, you sarcastically remark that you are the author of Finnegan’s Wake and that…the people at your table – one of whom is Irish - all believe you. Meet the Clinton brain trust.


A South Korean activist has vowed to float DVD's of The Interview into North Korea in the near future.

Cops' lives matter, too

This sort of thing has become ominously common, lately.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

You've got to hand it to Obama

He almost always goes for the big lie.

“Hate” crimes are giving hate a bad name

Victor Davis Hanson explores the labyrinth of our society’s increasingly insane obsession with political correctness.

When justice becomes nothing more than a totem warred over by hostile tribes, then it really is time to turn the lights down low, lock those doors and windows, and walk among strangers bearing the old Marine adage in mind: “Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

Monday, December 29, 2014

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here..."Fore!"

The preshizzle drizzled on a couple's wedding by insisting on playing golf on a course where the ceremony was planned. Allahpundit brings the funny:
I’m tempted to call this The Most Obama Thing Ever but realistically it is and can only be number two on that list. To make it to number one, O would have had to tee off while standing underneath the couple’s trellis, the ball perched atop a champagne glass engraved with their initials, while the bride sobbed quietly in the background.

Monday movie

Humphrey Bogart is a temperamental artist who has a habit of murdering his wives, and Barbara Stanwyck is in danger of joining the club in The Two Mrs. Carrolls.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday funnies

Close call in Alaska.

I'm amazed Hallmark hasn't caught up with these holidays, yet.

Scene stealers.

Laugh this one off, Jihad Boy (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

So, what are the hipsters eating these days?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

There are greater and lesser douchebags...

...and then there is Max Blumenthal, who resides at the summit of douchebaggery, all by himself.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Feet Friday

Forget the sleigh; Santa's travelin' these days in a boogie-woogie choo-choo train.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A blessed Christmas to all

From all of us here at the Paco Command Center, our best wishes for a merry Christmas!

Update: Sad news: "Santa Mistaken for Passenger Jet, Shot Down Over Ukraine".

Update II: I hope Santa had time to fill this order before being shot down:

(Updates courtesy of Bad Blue Guns).

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

What ho, Tuppy!

A bizarre form of vandalism has broken out called “Wodehousing”.

Maybe I’ll form a street gang in my area, and this will be our graffiti. Watch out Crips and Bloods! What you lookin’ at, MS-13? Don’t mess with the Roderick Spodes! (Or rather [shooting cuffs, and twirling silver-knobbed cane], “I say, you young slabs of damnation, bear in mind that if you seek to impede, retard or otherwise obstruct the Spodes in exercising suzerainty over the neighborhood, you will shortly find yourselves in the proverbial soup, what? Base over apex. Suffering the slings and arrows of something –something, I mean to say.”

Update: Or maybe I'll call them the Black Shorts...

“Don’t you ever read the papers? Roderick Spode is the founder and head of the Saviours of Britain, a Fascist organization better known as the Black Shorts. His general idea, if he doesn’t get knocked on the head with a bottle in one of the frequent brawls in which he and his followers indulge, is to make himself a Dictator.’

‘Well, I’m blowed!’ I was astounded at my keenness of perception. The moment I had set eyes on Spode, if you remember, I had said to myself ‘What ho! A Dictator!’ and a Dictator he had proved to be. I couldn’t have made a better shot, if I had been one of those detectives who see a chap walking along the street and deduce that he is a retired manufacturer of poppet valves named Robinson with rheumatism in one arm, living at Clapham.

‘Well, I’m dashed! I thought he was something of that sort. That chin…Those eyes…And, for the matter of that, that moustache. By the way, when you say “shorts”, you mean “shirts”, of course.’

‘No. By the time Spode formed his association, there were no shirts left. He and his adherents wear black shorts.’

‘Footer bags, you mean?’


‘How perfectly foul.”

- The Code of the Woosters

The increasingly dog-eared race card

Radical racist white guy Dr. Thomas Sowell breaks out the clue-by-four again to bat down some stubbornly persistent myths involving black people and the police. A sample:
Many in the media and among the intelligentsia cherish the romantic tale of an “us” against “them” struggle of beleaguered ghetto blacks defending themselves against the aggression of white policemen. The gullible include both whites who don’t know what they are talking about and blacks who don’t know what they are talking about either, because they never grew up in a ghetto. Among the latter are the President of the United States and his Attorney General.

Sure, why not?

They’ve apparently been running the government in Argentina for years, so it just makes sense.

Hey, great idea!

Jane Fonda is reportedly building a shrine to herself.

I think I'll build one, too. Not to Fonda, of course; to Pacoism. Commenters are invited to make sacred offerings of cash, gold and Chick-Fil-A discount coupons.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Joe Cocker, RIP

Intense rock singer Joe Cocker has passed away at age 70.

I loved his soulful, often frantic music. Here's my personal favorite (really dig the piano of Artie Butler):

And here's a lesser known tune, which features a curious dig at trade unionism (third verse: "You can stuff your trade Union bull-shit up your kyber/But you can't have my soul/Cannot have my soul today").


Your go-to post for ammunition in dispelling the myth that 97% of scientists believe climate change is man-made and dangerous.

Roger L. Simon, a former leftist who made the journey to the right years ago, locates the seat of racism in American society today, and it’s right where readers of this blog would expect it to be.

New York’s Mayor de Blasio continues to shine – like the proverbial dead mackerel by moonlight. God have mercy on the souls of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, two of New York’s finest. And may He comfort their friends and families.

It doesn’t matter: polls or no polls, fair polls or skewed polls, I’m not giving up my guns (and Second Amendment or no, same comment; the Second Amendment acknowledged an existing right, it did not create a new one).

Tom Coburn’s weird man-crush on Obama.

The number one domestic problem that needs to be dealt with... still ObamaCare.

The Christmas card as a sign of the times

Courtesy of John Snyder (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Monday movie

Think you've got an unreasonable boss? Imagine being General Erwin Rommel trying to give Hitler some bad news.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday funnies

Turning a nuisance into an opportunity.

If you're lacking the stamina to do a lot of decorating this year, take the lazy man's way out.

Seen any bad movies lately?

More interesting Gifs (particularly recommended is item #4 from Paco Electronics: the Pointless-O-Matic).


Surrendering can get to be an awfully bad habit...

Friday, December 19, 2014

You just know it could have happened this way

President Obama at the annual White House Hanukkah reception (H/T: Larry Sheldon).

Happy Feet Friday

The fabulous Berry brothers perform one of their phenomenal dance numbers.

The difference between hip and cool

Bob Belvedere nails it (with an assist from Sarah Palin).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Even less believable than usual

Obama: I'm Jewish in my soul.

Fine, fine. You're Jewish in your soul. It's the anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian jerk on the outside we've got to worry about.


You will no doubt recall the post from yesterday dealing with Michelle Obama, and her kvetching about someone asking her to get something off the shelf at Target. Doug Powers has absolutely the last word on the subject:

Cuba is still very much un-libre

The Obama administration has found another despotic regime to truckle to, and, as usual, has gotten everything wrong, from the substance to the timing.

But don’t take my word for it; check out this condemnation of Obama’s Cuba policy in the Washington Post, of all places.

One wonders what’s next. Maybe the preshizzle will order Che Guevara’s visage added to Mount Rushmore, or have a statue of Salvador Allende erected in front of OAS headquarters in Washington. How about kicking in with an aircraft carrier or two in a joint China/U.S. invasion of Taiwan, or secretly agreeing to Turkish suzerainty over Israel (yeah, good luck with that one, Barry). If we had whimsically decided to pick some over-educated third world malcontent, seething with resentment over colonialism and besotted with Marxist clap-trap , to be our president, we could hardly have done worse than Barack Obama, for whom America has never been anything but an accidental, and not particularly desirable, birthplace.

Our biggest national prison scandal?

“Who isn’t in them.” A typically insightful essay by Kevin D. Williamson which explores the stench emanating from the unholy nexus of bureaucracy, progressive politicians and public employee unions.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Who could ask for anything more?

Doug Giles: "All I Want Is Peace On Earth, Goodwill Towards Man And A Machine Gun".

These people are unbelievable

In an absurd attempt to lecture Americans, once again, about racism, Barry and Michelle are really grasping at straws in trying to characterize their own experiences as emblematic.

First, Michelle:
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
Huh? Why is this necessarily an instance of racism? Maybe the person was short, or afflicted with arthritis, and was simply giving Mrs. Obama some credit for being a normal person who wouldn't mind helping a stranger in a small way. Also - let's face it - Michelle is built along the lines of an industrial crane, so why not ask her to help you get something off the shelf if you can't reach it, or it looks too heavy?

And then there's BHO:
“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys.”
Really? There's no black male - no black male - of the president's age who's a professional who hasn't suffered this indignity? I doubt that this even happened to Obama. And if it did, look where he's lived; mostly Chicago and Washington. Odds are that if a white person ever presumed to think of Obama as a valet parking attendant, it was probably some liberal politician or lobbyist.


Anyhow, Barry and Mrs. O, now you know how the military feels.

Update: Seems like Mrs. O has told this story before, and has only recently become aware of its racist vibe.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Poetic license expires

"ENGLISH PROF ARRESTED at NY Protest: Charged w/ Assault on Police, Rioting – Had Backpack Full of Hammers".

I guess if all you have is a hammer, every cop begins to look like a nail.

As the linked post indicates, Linsker is a "published poet". Here, try a sample.

Mark Levin vs. the Vichy Republicans

I was able to listen to a little of Mark Levin's radio broadcast tonight, and he was pouring boiling oil on Boehner, McConnell and company for their total uselessness. And it was well deserved boiling oil.

The Boehner-McConnell GOP transformation project is nearly complete.

Or, to put it another way...

Update: Yet another version (H/T: R-Man, in the comments)

Cartoon courtesy of Legal Insurrection

Muslim terrorist takes hostages in Sydney

Tim Blair is updating.

Update: The siege is over. Perpetrator and two hostages dead. Iranian/pervert/murderer/Muslim cleric Haron Monis has been identified as the terrorist.

Update II: Wait for it..."Tensions surface as Australian Muslims fear Sydney siege backlash".

Monday movie

Irene Dunne and Dean Jagger discover a very unusual botanical specimen in the amusing fantasy film It Grows on Trees.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday funnies

On the dangers of dining out in Saskatoon.

Well, that sort of proves the point, doesn't it?

I'm sure there must be a good reason to always smell like you've been tippling, but I can't figure out what it is (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

This may not be a complete list, but it's a good start: the 39 dumbest things that happened in 2014 (Another H/T to Captain Heinrichs).

Back to driving school.

Having trouble finding a job in Obama's America? Here are some interesting opportunities in China.

Turkey terrorizes somewhat less than intrepid reporter...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dog bites man

"Obama: 'I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN in the Morning'”.

Quite possibly the least surprising news item this week. I mean, we already knew he didn't spend his time governing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Looks like conservatives are going to have to fight, and win, a civil war in their own party before taking on the Democrats

We've got a long row to hoe.

Happy Feet Friday

Brrrr! It's positively frigid here in Occupied Northern Virginia. Time to let in a little of that tropical vibe, good and hotted up by Tommy Dorsey and the boys as they play Hawaiian War Chant.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Splendid word coinage from Smitty

"Boehnerdict Arnold".

Elsewhere, John Hayward looks at the “Cromnibus” bill. Money quote:
The GOP leadership can get through another year with its favorite wheezy excuse for not standing up and fighting for anything: Our hands are tied.  Sure, the knots are a bit clumsy, but that’s to be expected when you tie your own hands.

Barack Obama, Doctor of Divinity

In a recent speech, Barry quoted that famous line from the Bible about not throwing stones at glass houses. Oh, wait...

Here are some other Bible verses the Reverend Obama may want to use going forward:

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Measure twice, cut once.

Keep your powder dry.

If you drink, don't drive.

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Probably not

Ed Driscoll considers the longing of some on the left for a Tea Party movement, and is highly skeptical of the likelihood of something like this happening.

I agree. The Tea Party was (and is) a genuine grassroots movement dedicated to changing the course of politics in America by challenging the ruling class (which consists of Democrat and Republican establishments). In that sense, it is revolutionary. So-called populist movements on the Left aren’t interested in changing course; they simply want to get to the worker’s paradise more quickly, and thus are concerned only with the pace of the march on the road to serfdom.

This is why the Tea Party might ultimately launch a successful revolution, but any leftist version will never be able to do anything but aid and abet a coup.

Professor A**hole

The modern day Harvard Man.

In short, the perfesser got overcharged by $4 for Chinese food and has threatened legal action.

After looking at the photos of both men (Harvard and the restaurant manager), I suggest a mixed martial arts, cage death match to settle the matter. Winner gets to display the loser’s skull in the window of his restaurant.

Good point

Amy Miller at Legal Insurrection wonders why we can have national “conversations” about everything except for militant Islam.

Militant Muslims have killed more innocent people than have American police officers and raped more women than have many generations of frat boys. So, let’s chat.

Just a reminder

The government is still piling up debt and an increase in interest rates could eventually turn the whole country into Detroit.

That is all.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hey, Presto!

Amnesty: it's like magic, I guess.

Seems that Barry never issued a formal executive order.

So how did the president communicate his wishes to the Department of Homeland Security? Sources have revealed to Paco World News Daily (PWND) that the president pulled off his unconstitutional order via a simple document which was stuck to the door of the refrigerator in the DHS executive break room. A photo of this document was obtained surreptitiously and appears below:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Interesting idea

Ace suggested the other day that, while we can’t vote all of our a**holes out of office, we can target a half dozen or so wobbly Republicans in the House and dump them by voting for the Democrat opposition. This wouldn’t be enough for Democrats to take back a majority, but it would send a strong message to pusillanimous time-servers like Boehner (who I nominate as Target #1) that there is a price to pay for ignoring the clearly-expressed wishes of their own constituents.

BTW, I’ve often referred to Boehner and others of his ilk as “time-servers”, but I think this is only partly apt. It’s true that they’re poltroons who are afraid that bedrock principles are impediments to more important things – like turning elective office into a cushy career – but it’s also true that they are, indeed, willing to fight for some policies; unfortunately, those policies are all too frequently the same things the Democrats want – amnesty being the prime current example – and these Vichy Republicans work in an underhanded way to provide genuine support for the concept, while blowing a lot of smoke about how the concept is implemented. Boehner et al don’t really have a problem with amnesty, because it’s what the big RINO donors want. These congressmen are simply in a bit of a huff because of the way Obama is bringing it about, so they use the constitutional overreach of the president to flog the rubes into voting for RINO politicians, and then these same RINO politicians wind up signing off on Obama’s policy anyway. Therefore, they’re not simply time-servers who do nothing for fear of their own shadows, but active enablers of the progressive assault on America who grease the skids for the country’s leftward shift through a combination of ideological legerdemain and disingenuous political theater.

This is why, for constitutionalists who believe in limited government, RINOs are so much more dangerous than Democrats. No matter how generously a Democrat politician ladles applesauce over his ideas, you simply know that he fundamentally views America as a giant daycare center for moronic children and will govern accordingly. RINOs do not hold voters in significantly higher esteem, but do their devious best to convince the “children” that the little dears are actually in charge, and that they, the RINO politicians, are merely their servants (even if ineffectual servants because of the Big Bad Wolf in the White House).

To put it another way, a Democrat has no reservations about boldly jumping out and yelling “Stand and deliver!”, while a RINO insidiously swindles you. It is little more than the difference between the highwayman and the receiver of stolen goods – except that the former will always be able to cultivate a certain rakish, romantic aura, while the latter will increasingly be viewed as nothing but a shifty, calculating “fence”, too white-livered to face the risk entailed in committing the original larceny, but perfectly willing to take a cut of the profits - money and power - through backroom machinations.

Which is also why Democrats will continue to enjoy an edge in elections as long as the present Republican establishment maintains its dominance in its own party (recent midterm results notwithstanding; after all, one can’t always count on having an insufferable boob as president).The highwayman is genuinely attractive to his base, given his base’s hazy morality on the subject of mine and thine, and the average progressive’s feeling (albeit often mistaken) that his own property and privileges are secure, no matter what. The fence, on the other hand, can only succeed for a time by concealing his true character, motivations and activities, which are inherently repugnant to a decisive segment of the base, and when discovered, generally lead to a widespread withdrawal from the political process by discouraged GOP voters at very inconvenient times – i.e., during elections, and especially during national elections.

Moral of this rambling post? Simple: if we wind up with Hillary Victrix in 2016, it will largely be due to the invertebrate wing of the Republican Party and its failure, or unwillingness, to offer any credible resistance to the excesses of the human preposterosity currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Monday movie

Ah, the good old days, when bank robbers dressed for the occasion. Steve Cochran and company pull a heist in Highway 301.

Get a jump-start on repressing your appetite before those Christmas holiday calories begin piling up... contemplating a movie in the works that deals with Barry and Michelle's first date.

Frankly, I can't think of anything more potentially stomach churning than a flick about these two up-and-coming political shakedown artists and their inaugural canoodling session. If you want real presidential romantic drama, turn to Andrew Jackson and his wife, Rachel.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Now here's a Democrat who's impressive

Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County has a few sharp words for liberals like AG Eric Holder and NYC mayor DeBlasio.

Sunday funnies

Beer: it now features in an athletic event (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Do you have a skinny liberal friend who looks like he could use a little meat on those bones? He (or, as the case may be, she) ought to love this: canned unicorn meat.

Having second thoughts about installing a wood-burning stove.

Great Christmas gifts that will have your friends and relatives saying (or perhaps yelling) "you really shouldn't have."

That wild man of the worldwide web, Tim T, has become a bee-keeper. What could possibly go wrong?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I figured maybe he was beginning to choke on his own lies

But apparently it's just acid reflux.

Nice shootin', Tex

Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson nails shooter from over a 100 yards away - while holding the reins of two horses.

A different perspective

A black caller to a radio program had some refreshing comments to make about white protestors and the Reverend Al Sharpton.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Feet Friday

The great blues slide guitarist Elmore James performs his classic, Dust My Broom.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Judas goat

John Boehner leads Republicans into a another pointless gesture.

Update: Yeah, what Smitty said...
It’s almost as if there is really one Progressive Party, with Democrat and Republican wings, that are doing more jockeying for power than their job.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanks for giving us a heads up, Jeb

As tough guy actor Mike Mazurki said in The Horn Blows at Midnight, "If only I hadda knew!" Jeb Bush says "he will not pander to his party’s conservative base in the primaries."

You know what else he said? "Republican candidates must be willing to 'lose the primary to win the general, without violating your principles.'”

Well, Jeb, I've got a couple of problems with that. In the first place, you RINOs always expect the conservative candidates to back down in the primaries, not the establishment toffs; in fact, you and your ilk have been known to torpedo conservative rivals, using the kind of dirty tricks one normally associates with Democrats (remember Chris McDaniel?). Secondly, a number of Republican establishmentarians barely squeaked by in the elections this year, and Karl Rove shut down one of his PACs due to its anemic performance in heaving GOP time servers into office. So we're talking about a thin market when it comes to the public demand for politicians whose main asset is the ability to work and play well with Democrats (who routinely steal their lunch anyway).

And frankly, I'd be scared that you really might not violate your principles - which, as far as I can tell, are centered on Common Core, amnesty, and that bitch-goddess of vaporish seat warmers everywhere, "pragmatism".

Anyhow, I'm perfectly willing for you to "lose the primary", as you might put it, even if it also means losing the general, because people like you are nothing but teeth in the wheel of the progressive ratchet.

Again, thank you for your transparency.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition

"A minister in Valley Center, Kan. defended himself and his family on Sunday morning by shooting a would-be intruder in the head."

The unserious president

Obama has apparently invited Al Sharpton to a meeting on race relations in the wake of the Ferguson shooting/looting/riots.

The only way this would make any real sense would be if Sharpton were being held up as Exhibit A of what’s wrong with race relations in America today. But we all know that isn’t the case. The Community-Organizer-in-Chief has found another cause he can use for the purposes of misdirection, and the Rev is the perfect smoke bomb for the occasion.

Yes, Sharpton is an evil clown, a semi-literate buffoon who has incited violence, championed frauds, and cheated everyone from his landlord to the IRS. But he gets attention and respect from the President of the United States Democratic base, and that is genuinely alarming, particularly since we are stuck with this pandering panjandrum for another two years. Too much more of Barry’s “post-racial” awesomeness, and our cities are likely to turn into smoking ruins.

Just a guess

But I believe that if everyone could afford a Rolex watch, limousine social warriors like Jay-Z and Ashton Kutcher wouldn’t be caught dead in a ditch with one.

Monday movie

Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen) are two tough lawmen in Appaloosa (based on Robert B. Parker's novel of the same name, part of an excellent series).