Monday, March 30, 2015

Rubbing the taxpayer's nose in it

Building what is essentially a "shrine" to the late politician, criminal and traitor Ted Kennedy is bad enough, but using taxpayer money to help fund the thing is outrageous.

A statue of Al Capone erected in front of city hall in Chicago would be less morally repugnant, a library named after Boss Tweed in New York would be less insulting to civic sensibilities. The most fitting memorial might be a sign bearing an image of Kennedy, exhorting motorists not to drink and drive, affixed to a guardrail along Dyke Road on Chappaquiddick Island.

I can think of no comparable political figure on the right who was (1) such an indisputable scoundrel yet (2) whose memory is treated worshipfully by such large numbers of true believers.

Ed Driscoll has more, including details on the notorious "waitress sandwich" incident (and here's another indication of Kennedy's solidarity with "working girls").

Monday movie

Ultra-cool Bob Mitchum has become disenchanted with Jane Greer in this scene from Out of the Past.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday funnies

Your dog looks at books differently than you do.

World's most interesting traffic ticket.

Weird science with Coke and Mentos.

How to become gluten intolerant:

The Amish computer store.

Meanwhile, in Florida.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sleazy pol announces retirement

Harry Reid will not run for reelection. He claims that getting beat up by the Koch brothers in an alley behind the Four Seasons injuries sustained in a freak exercise accident had nothing to do with his decision.

Whatever the reason, I'm glad to see this particular bag of graft hit the road. And shame on the Repusillanican Party for letting itself get shoved around by this fugitive from a Grant Wood painting.

Hey, ladies, who wants a sandwich?

Democrat (of course) Representative Barbara Lee says climate change could create food shortages that may drive women into prostitution. Jim Treacher marvels.

Making the Hajj

A non-Muslim fakes his way into Mecca. An interesting series of articles about one man's journey to "the most forbidden spot on earth".

Part I

Part II

Part III

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

Happy Feet Friday

Little Esther and Mel Walker love each other - and the boogie-woogie, in Cupid's Boogie.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Petulance on stilts

Turns out that the administration recently declassified a Defense Dept. report on Israel’s nuclear program. Stephen Green lays out the significance of this action:
If you want to know why Tehran has been so successful in stalling against Obama and SecState John Kerry, look no further than right here. They — and the rest of the world — were given, courtesy of the Obama Administration and free of charge, some of Israel’s most vital national security secrets.

And that was when there was still six weeks of negotiation time left to go. The mullahs must be drooling at the prospect of what Obama/Kerry might let them have going into the final hours. The March 31 deadline is just days away, and Obama and Kerry are more desperate than ever for a deal, any deal, no matter the cost to Israel’s security.

Never have such two sold out so many for so little.
Yes, a couple of shrewd yankee traitors traders, no doubt about it.

Update: Glenn Reynolds has a couple of sharp observations on the subject: “Two thoughts: (1) If the Obama Administration wants to ensure that no ally will trust the United States again, they’re doing what it takes; and (2) If I had as much to hide as the Obama Administration does, I’m not sure I’d start a leak-war.”

Another scientist stands up to the climate change fanatics

Dr. Christopher Essex takes on the global warm-mongers. A sample:
For scientists, opposition is a feature not a bug. Authorities can proudly convince themselves to be absurdly wrong, until some brave souls stand up to them. Sometimes there is a heavy price.

An easily comprehensible example would be the case of the physician Ignaz Semmelweis. He proposed that patients would be helped if you thoroughly washed your hands between patients. The consensus among experts of his day was that he was wrong. He was driven out and ended his days in a psychiatric hospital. This phenomenon is not the exception, but the rule. In countless cases ranging from obscure technical issues, known only by experts, to grand insights like continental drift, this story, or something like it, has been played out again and again in history.
Update: Sorry, but forgot to put in the link. It's there now.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Strangely amusing scene

I caught an old spy flick on TCM recently - Contraband (1940) – that featured Conrad Veidt as the captain of a Danish freighter whose ship is detained by the British for a routine inspection (it is the early months of the war – the so-called “Phony War” period) . Veidt is a good guy who accidentally gets pulled into an operation pitting Nazi agents against British intelligence (the latter including the beauteous Valerie Hobson), and the dialogue is witty, the scenes well-crafted, and the plotting brisk.

There is one scene in particular that I found highly amusing (unfortunately, I have not been able to find a video clip of it on YouTube). The incident takes place in London. The chief Nazi villain, played by Canadian-born actor Raymond Lovell, is armed with a pistol and is chasing Veidt around a warehouse storeroom filled with plaster busts of Neville Chamberlain. Given the setting of the movie and the time the action is taking place, I don’t know whether there was anything intended in the way of symbolism or satire, but it sure struck me as funny.

Anyhow, it’s a fun movie very much worth seeing.

Business-like? You mean like a hostile takeover?

Marco Rubio scoffs at Obama's claim to have a "business-like" relationship with Netanyahu.
"He can’t say he has a business-like relationship that isn’t personal when his entire political machine virtually, some of the top people on his political operation were in Israel, on the ground trying to defeat Netanyahu, which is unprecedented.”
All of which is well-known to the Israelis, themselves.

Obama is truly the Incredible Shrinking Man of statesmanship.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ted Cruz throws his hat in the ring

Both the right and the left seem to be excited about this - for different reasons, of course.

Me, I love the guy.I'd be proud to be part of his gang...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Many more such "successes" and we shall be completely undone

Preposterously, the Obama administration persists in claiming that Yemen is a model for success.

Update: Nobel Prize winning author V.S. Naipaul has a far more realistic view of radical Islam than anything emanating from the White House.

Monday movie

Red Skelton rises above the crowd in this scene from the comedy/mystery The Yellow Cab Man.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday funnies

Japan (of course):
"For hamburger aficionados who want the smell even when they can't get a bite, Burger King is putting the scent into a limited-edition fragrance. Burger King said Friday that the Whopper grilled beef burger-scented cologne will be sold only on April 1, and only in Japan."
Powerline has an amusing "The Week in Pictures" post. One of my favorites:

Of course, you might just consider studying harder: innovative cheating.

Stan Lee pitches some senior citizen superheroes in this sketch by Key and Peele:


Dress her up, can't take her anywhere.

Charlie Sheen has a moment of lucidity.

I'm not a huge fan of Glenn Beck, but he nails the GOP establishment here: “You guys have the spine of a worm, the ethics of whores and the integrity of pirates”. Actually, leading RINOs have ethics that are worse than a whore's; with a whore, you at least get what you pay for.

I didn't even know James Baker was still alive, but obviously Jeb Bush knew, and he has unwisely decided to take him out of mothballs to be employed as an advisor on foreign policy.

New Mexico's state legislature has passed a bill to abolish civil asset forfeiture.

Hey, let's celebrate five years of Obama Care.

++Undead takes a look at the headlines.

Charles Krauthammer reminds everyone that the President's pantaloons are highly inflammable.

How hopeless is Obama's foreign policy? The French are being tougher on Iran than we are.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hillary addresses the deficit

The “fun deficit”, that is.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says the nation's political class could use "camps for adults" to foster cooperation but too many leaders get backed into partisan corners and refuse to work together.
Ace has a ton of fun with Hillary’s fun camps. And here's a video which captures this unique idea...

SpaƟ macht frei!

Now, a couple of things about these fun camps:

1) Attendance will probably be mandatory, since this idea is being floated by a Democrat, and

2) “Fun” will be defined by statute or (more likely) by an executive order, and in such a way as to completely alter the original meaning of the word.

Hillary envisions these camps to be primarily for members of the elected class, in order to counter excessive partisanship. The Book of Suggested Activities practically writes itself.

- The Establishment Republican trust challenge: a conservative senator or congressman – let’s say Ted Cruz - will be encouraged to fall backward into the arms of establishment Republicans like John Boehner and John McCain, who, at the last moment, will stick their hands in their pockets.

- The Taxpayer Fleecing Game: an effigy of a taxpayer is suspended at the end of a rope or cable. The effigy's pockets are stuffed with cash; however, the effigy has numerous little bells attached to it. Democrats and Republicans pair off into bipartisan teams, and the duo that lifts the most cash without ringing the bells wins.

- The quarter-mile Donation Dash: an equal number of Republicans and Democrats chase a mechanical lobbyist around an oval track.

Feel free to make your own team-building suggestions in the comments section.

Happy Feet Friday

The Rain is Falling, yes it is, and Albennie Jones has the blues.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The world turned upside down

The always insightful Victor Davis Hanson comments on the perilous state of the union (or, as Casey Stengel once blurted out after watching his then-hapless Mets in action, “Doesn’t anybody here know how to play this game?”)

One of the engineers of the last financial crisis (and all-around douche bag) whines about being a victim of bigotry

Former Democrat congressman Barney Frank has written a book in which he complains, among other things, about the fact that the Washington Times broke a story about his then-boyfriend running a prostitution racket out of Frank’s apartment.

Yep, that’s some real persecution right there. No way would anybody have cared if a straight congressman had let a friend turn his apartment into Pimp Central. And if it had been a Republican congressman? Why, the story wouldn’t even have made page 4 of the Style section, ‘cause we all know that the Washington press is just a tool of the reactionary right.

Hey, let's rob that old guy over there

Live and learn, young morons.

Great statesmen cannot afford to engage in acts of petty revenge

And then you have Obama: "WH Officials Say they Are Revisiting America's Stance As Israel's shield".

It is this kind of nonsense that may ultimately push Israel into the kind of unilateral military action that this administration supposedly dreads.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Joe Biden's gaffe of the day

The Vice President continues his unique campaign for winning friends and influencing people.

Conservatives, take note

Ben Shapiro finds lessons for American conservatives in Benjamin Netanyahu's successful election campaign. It pretty much all boils down to this:
But overall, Netayahu’s stunning victory demonstrates that the strategy of alienating no one, talking about everything the left wants you to talk about, and running to the center may not spell victory. It may simply spell lack of principle.
In other words, Republicans need to stop being these guys.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Paco Enterprises endorses Al Gore for President

Er, as the Democratic nominee for president, that is.

Lots of things going for this idea, as pointed out by Ed Morrissey. And here are some more reasons to back big Al.

He’s a Democrat heavyweight…

He appeals to the shrinking, but still significant, non-lesbian Democrat women’s demographic…

And he has a clear vision for America…

Now, let’s get cracking with those slogans!

Looks like Netanyahu pulled out a victory

No surprise there, considering that he had Chuck Norris's endorsement.

Today’s Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris is the only person who can bring boots to a gunfight and win.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Power corrupts

Boy, does it ever. Kevin D. Williamson looks at the monstrous Hillary Clinton. Here’s a quote that all politicians should remember, if only for the care of their own souls:
Those addicted to political power do not usually wind up living in the streets, but they suffer a parallel dehumanizing abasement: There is nothing left in them, in their minds or their souls, that transcends the pursuit of political power itself. As with de Sade’s protagonists or the defeated drug addict, the relentless process of subtraction from the human sum has left only a single exotic appetite.
I work for the government and I see the same phenomenon playing out in microcosm every day. It is bad enough when we contemplate power-addiction among actors on the national stage; when we see bit players far removed from the immediate neighborhood of the Eye of Sauron in thrall to the same drug, prosecuting their little turf wars and furiously jockeying for position on their insignificant sand hills, the spectacle becomes maddeningly ludicrous – but not necessarily less dangerous to the body politic. The president may eliminate another layer of freedom with the stroke of a pen, but the efforts of thousands of bureaucratic Lilliputians , driven by the same lust for power and tirelessly weaving an infinitude of bonds for the restraint of a free people, can have the same enervating results.

Meanwhile, let us join Paul Mirengoff for a walk down memory lane, as he reminds us of Hillary’s earlier problems with missing files.

Jon Voight tells it like it is

There are at least a few Hollywood people who get it.

Who are the real traitors?

Daniel Greenfield: "An administration of political hacks who spent the Bush years undermining the White House in every way possible short of officially defecting to the enemy now claim that dissent from their policy is treason."

Not just a Manchurian candidate; a whole Manchurian branch of government.

Monday movie

Joan Crawford has a funny cameo in the 1949 movie, It's a Great Feeling.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

When it comes to sucking up to the mullahs...

...nobody does it like Barry and the Missus.
“I think it’s so fitting we’re holding this celebration here today,” Michelle Obama said. “One of the things I love about the White House is how it truly is the people’s house. It is a house that reflects the diversity of culture and traditions that make us who we are as a country. Nowruz is one of those traditions.”
Really. So, how did they celebrate? Hang a few gays and prostitutes from lamp posts outside the White House? Do some fun activities like making IEDs? Maybe this party makes the surrender go down more easily.

Why ban 5.56 green tips...

...when you might be able to ban all 5.56 ammo, period?
B. Todd Jones, the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) told a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting today that he considers all 5.56 NATO to be a threat to enforcement officers.
Why stop there? Any caliber, even down to the lowly .22LR, is potentially a "threat to enforcement officers".

Ah, but of course; they don't plan on stopping there, do they?

Blue on Blue

According to this article in the New York Post, it was Valerie Jarrett who arranged for the leaking of information on Hillary Clinton's private email use to the press.

Grain of salt and all that, but it's definitely plausible. Both the Clinton and the Obama camps have a reputation for vicious spitefulness, and it's obvious that they loathe each other. Hey, even if it isn't true, at least we got another great Post cover:

Sunday funnies

In Hamburg, walls pee on you.

Maybe he's assembling an arsenal of sling-shots: a man "has smuggled nearly 150 bras out of a Wilkes-Barre Victoria’s Secret store in three heists over the past month."

Who remembers Hillary Clinton as Forrest Gump in this Gridiron Dinner spoof from 1995? Not so much funny as...awesomely awful.

Cops and robbers...

It's always something.

I wish I had an office door like this.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Ben Webster, Buck Clayton and friends gang up on C Jam Blues.

That's one way to determine whether a package conceals a bomb

"The two Secret Service agents accused of driving into a White House security barricade after a night of drinking also disrupted an active bomb investigation, according the Washington Post. Further, the agents may have actually run over the suspicious package before it had been determined to be a non-threat".

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Felony or perjury?

The rock and the hard place.

What hath Obama and Holder wrought?

Two police officers were shot and seriously wounded in front of the Ferguson police department early this morning. We pray for their complete recovery.

Please, Mr. President and Mr. Attorney General, stop "helping" with your inflammatory racial rhetoric.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Transparency so thick you can cut it with a knife

White House spokesparrot Josh Earnest claims the Obama administration is still the most transparent in history.

Now they're just makin' stuff up and they don't even care if you know it.

From those comic geniuses at The New York Post

Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber

H/T: Friend and commenter JeffS

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I wasn't intending to buy any green tips...

...until the government said I couldn't.

Hillary Clinton: I lie, therefore I am

Allahpundit blows up Hillary Clinton's "press conference".

The only upside to another Clinton presidency is that I would have four (or maybe eight!) years of rich blog fodder. At least until she shuts the internet down.

Update: Hey, violating federal rules on emails seems to be a game the whole family can play!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Go, Peshmerga!

Kurds destroy an ISIS suicide bomber before he reaches his objective.

I think, in Muslim theology, that the unsuccessful martyr is only entitled to one virgin. Enjoy, Abdullah!

"Come here and give me a kiss, big boy!"

All the Queen's Donors

Hillary Clinton: "One of the issues that I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country."

Yeah, but who knew that she intended to keep all the money for herself?

Are we really ready for these people again? Yet another administration that is an amalgam of Huey Long, the Snopes family, and Harlan County's redneck mafia? Lincoln, quoting from the Bible, said that "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Surely this includes the idea of a nation in which there is one law for the ruling class and another for all the rest of us. A government controlled by the lawless has no right to expect obedience from the lawful; thus our cold civil war continues.

Tell it , brother!

Kevin D. Williamson gives voice to the Clinton fatigue that plagues so many of us (but, ominously, not so many that Cankles doesn't still have a good chance of becoming president). In a nutshell:
A self-respecting people would have sent this clan of scrofulous grifters and po-faced con artists into whatever passes for exile (comfortable exile, of course) in the 21st century. Instead, we are giving them a serious shot at a return to the White House.
Precisely why I fear that, at a fundamental level, America is toast.

Monday movie

Robert Mitchum, in one of his best roles, as the drunken, broken-down sheriff in a scene from El Dorado.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday funnies

Female UFC fighter Ronda Rounsey breaks glass ceiling, interviewer's ribs.

Joe Biden outfoxes Hillary Clinton.

Feeding a bear though the window sounds like a great idea.

Hmm, m'yes...I believe I see a new business opportunity: Non-visible art.

You'd probably have to special-order these down at the pet store.

It's not too late for even an ageing yank like me to start learning Australian.

Carowinds amusement park near Charlotte, NC will soon be opening a roller coaster which tops out at a height greater than the Statue of Liberty (You go first).

It's got to be in here, somewhere!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Never really thought about it

But I guess the Great Wall of China did have to end somewhere.

Well, whose fault is that?

Obama says that, in some neighborhoods, it's easier to buy a gun than a book or a fresh vegetable.

Ed Driscoll elaborates on why that is.

Meanwhile, in Baton Rouge, this homeowner fortunately had something on hand besides a bag of green beans with which to defend himself against a home invader.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Source of McConnell's and Boehner's pusilanimity found?

This sounds as likely as anything else:
I do not think it is coincidental that in India a Guru has convinced 400 men to chop off their testicles. I suspect this man is an advisor to both Boehner and McConnell. The two men have been behaving more like eunuchs than leaders.
Boehner's latest act of treachery is detailed here.

Happy Feet Friday

The tragic tale of Boxcar Shorty, Peter Blue and some loaded dice, as related by Cousin Joe (vocal) and Sammy Price (piano), from 1947.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A second look at Bambi

Today it's birds. Tomorrow, it could Bwahahahaha!!!

George Carlin explains Hillary Clinton

Blog Brother Smitty at The Other McCain has found an old George Carlin joke that is a neat analogy of Hillary Clinton’s perpetual criminality and the lame excuses offered by Cankles (and her aiders and abettors in the media) for her ethically-challenged behavior.

Here’s a good brief summary of Hillary’s curious email usage. And here’s Noah Rothman at Hot Air revealing an explanation of her email transgressions provided by a former Clinton administration staffer that is, if anything, even funnier that Carlin’s joke.

But it makes sense to trust Iran

The Obama administration is refusing to "share vital intelligence that could prove decisive in conflicts in Europe and the Middle East." (H/T: Captain Heinrichs)

Update: The Obama administration has a lot of trouble recognizing tyranny abroad, but is growing increasingly adept at applying it at home.

Useless things

Here's a list of the top 10 most useless things in America.

I can't fully concur with the choices. I would bump Khloe Kardashian and replace her with...

Thanks again, bone head.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Free World

I watched Netanyahu’s speech today, live. After some respectful words for the U.S. president who despises him – a classy move that Obama could not duplicate even if he were hypnotized or drugged – the Israeli prime minister laid out, in the clearest possible language, the threat posed by a nuclear Iran. It was a rousing speech, filled with awareness of the ominous progress that Iran has made toward developing an aggressive nuclear-weapons capability, somber in its criticism of the deal currently being negotiated between the U.S. and Iran, yet inspirational in its call for courage and steadfastness in standing up to Islamism and its murderous dreams of conquest.

If Obama has ever given a speech that matches this one in clarity, reason, honesty and sincerity, I will eat my not inconsiderable collection of hats.

By the way, since we now have “net neutrality”, does that mean Ayatollah Khamenei gets equal time?

Meanwhile, the usual pustules of the progressive press weigh in., and Nancy Pelosi has a melt-down (come to think of it, thanks to the ranting of these useful idiots, Khamenei has already enjoyed far more than equal time).

Monday, March 2, 2015

Exciting (and hilarious) news from the art world

Artist Nelson Shanks included a shadow of a dress in his portrait of Bill Clinton (a reference to the Lewinski scandal). Much more from Ed Driscoll here.

The stupid is strong in this one

David Brooks , who pretty much serves as first-chair piccolo in the Beltway Insiders Band, opines that Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is a “disaster” for Israel.
“It’s a substantive disaster for the state of Israel. I think it’s political disaster for Bibi Netanyahu back home, because they’re — most Israelis are really worried about the state of the relationship. It’s different than the past times, in part because it’s — as Mark said, it’s partisan now. Suddenly, Republicans are pro-Israel. And what are Democrats supposed to do?”
Where on earth to begin in disentangling this knot of imbecility? Most Israelis are worried about the relationship? After six years of the most intransigent arrogance on the part of the Obama administration toward Israel, this is Bibi’s fault how, exactly? And what are we to make of this: “Suddenly, Republicans are pro-Israel.” Suddenly?!? And those poor Democrats, forced into a corner because of their, presumably, perfectly reasonable desire to differentiate themselves from Republicans no matter what, even if it means doing something wrong or moronic ; what are they supposed to do? Why, you know the answer, Dave: like the loyal lickspittles they are, they’re supposed to line up in support of their Lilliputian king as he squeaks defiance at a man who is orders of magnitude wiser than their own leader. Perhaps if some of them had had the gumption to stand up to Obama years ago, they wouldn’t find themselves being used as pawns now.

And this is simply Brooks’ larynx operating as an autonomous republic: “Second, support for Israel, especially on the Democratic left, especially on college campuses, is more fragile than it’s ever been before”. Which is a function of an ominous revival of anti-Semitism, in conjunction with a willfully myopic view of Palestinian “aspirations” that has become part of the very mortar, like climate change hysteria and socialism, that holds the vast leftist edifice together. If Netanyahu stayed home, I guess the big anti-Israel boycott that is all the rage on college campuses would simply wither away, right?

Brooks closes with this oratorical cowpie:
“Third, the Iran situation is just this gigantically big issue, and existential for Israel, a serious issue for the United States. And to mess this up at a time when this issue is looming is cataclysmic, distracted the debate over the — what’s being settled between the U.S. and Iran [emphasis mine – Paco] into some sideshow. And I happen to think Netanyahu’s concerns about what — the deal we’re apparently getting close to with the Iranians are legitimate, but he has sidetracked that debate into something very self-destructive.”
The whole problem is that this issue is being “settled between the U.S. and Iran”, without any evidence that our policy has been genuinely vetted with people, foreign and domestic, who know what they’re talking about, including people whose physical existence is at stake. Obama’s hopelessly amateurish and uninformed foreign policy team are negotiating with fanatical killers who incessantly threaten to destroy Israel; why should Bibi (or anyone else, for that matter) stake Barry the Tinhorn in this most dangerous poker game with experienced and murderous sharpers? (“Hey, I’ve got three cards with faces; is that anything?”) Under the current American regime, you’ve got to talk over the president’s head because his cranium is hermetically sealed against the intrusion of any thoughts that are not his own, and his own cogitations are so woefully inadequate to the task that he makes Jimmy Carter look like one of the crafty old doges of Renaissance Venice. Whereas David Brooks simply looks like…the David Brooks of opinionizing.


Barry gets all misty-eyed as he bids farewell to outgoing Department of Just-Us head Eric Holder. The thing that really galls me is that these two clowns both truly think that they've been doing a bang-up job.

Elsewhere, the president decides to lob a couple of bombs into the AIPAC conference.

Things aren't looking too good for humans these days, but at least polar bears are thriving.

Why, yes, as a matter of fact I do agree...

(Image gratefully lifted from Curmudgeonly and Skeptical)

A rather larger problem, Geraldo, is that far too many idiots have access to network soapboxes.

Mike Rowe salutes the Navy Seabees.

Ukraine receiving aid from well-wishers in Canada (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Also via a tip from Captain Heinrichs comes this fascinating item, which details the little-known paths to the Supreme Court taken by O'Connor, Kennedy and Souter (thanks, once again, establishment Republicans!).

Let's see, Israel is an uncooperative and troublesome force in the Middle East which we can afford to disdain, but an alliance with Iran and its turbaned psychos is smart diplomacy. Got it.

"In 1975, the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the former homogeneous Sweden into a multicultural country." So, how did that work out?

Steve at the Pub casts a jaundiced eye at some Queensland politicoes (if Mine Host never writes another word, he will nonetheless have earned this blogger's unending admiration for the following sartorial critique: "Unknown member of the public walks up, dressed in over the top Squattocracy themed clobber". That's poetry, right there).

Jim Treacher: master of horror

It's the kind of thing that takes one to another and dreadful world.

Monday movie

I'm in a superhero mood this morning, so here's a scene from Batman (1989), messing up traffic and kickin' the crap out of bad guys.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Almost missed it!

We here at the Paco Enterprises Command Center wish you all a happy (and savory!) National Pig Day.

Sunday funnies

Unusual idioms from around the world. I particularly like this Polish expression...

It was bound to happen: "Man charged with driving into zombie parade".

Man's best friend...

Beer math...

Turkish Airlines - Wanted: new marketing director.

Man throws a brick at a Mercedes. Mercedes throws it back...