Monday, March 2, 2015


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).


RebeccaH said...

I had to laugh at Steve's on-the-nose description. Remind you of anyone?

bruce said...

Well we're all descendants of squatocrats or failed squatocrats down here you know. It never occurred to me how funny that sounds from the US. I learned 'diddly-squat' from one old friend - it's a rare term here.

Paco said...

"Diddly-squat" is a real handy word. It's my chances of winning the Power Ball lottery, the level of competence in the Obama administration, the odds of the Detroit Lions winning a Super Bowl in my lifetime...just a real handy word.

bruce said...


Steve at the Pub said...

Jest so's we're all clear on the terminology:

"Squatter" is Australian for "old money, wealthy owner of large scale productive rural land"

"Squattocracy" is the moneyed class of people who own large scale sheep (& cattle etc) landholdings.

By the way, I don't really live in the voting district of Dilligaf, but y'all probably have the same acronym in every country.

Paco said...

Thanks, Steve. I admit that, while I was beguiled by the mere sound of the word, I was not clear on its meaning.