Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This was bound to happen someday

Tourists always seem to be trying to joke around with the Queen's Guards; however, one fellow recently discovered that, in spite of the quaint uniforms, these guys are all business.

No surprise there

But it's always useful to have it confirmed, in this case by Ted Cruz: "'Voters Would Be Astonished’ To Know What GOP Senators Say And Do In Private".

Republican voters need to wake up to the fact that large numbers of their elected representatives are partners in crime with the Democrats. Down with the ruling class!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Just wondering

If judicial "legislators" can create new rights out of whole cloth, what's to stop them from limiting or eliminating traditional rights through legalistic legerdemain?

Judicial retention elections represent one promising approach to the increasing radicalization of the Supreme Court (and other federal courts). Senator Ted Cruz explains.

Also see this piece by Kevin D. Williamson who positively nails it:
In the matter of the so-called Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court ruled that the law must not say what it in fact does say because it would be better if it were not to say what it says and were to say something else instead. In the matter of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court rules that the law must say what it does not say because it would be better if it were to say what it does not say instead of what it says. Which is to say, the Supreme Court has firmly established that it does not matter what the law says or does not say — what matters is what they want.

Monday movie

Robert Mitchum doesn't have time for chit chat in this scene from Out of the Past.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Let's watch some progressive heads explode

(Gratefully lifted from Doug Ross)

Sunday funnies

Let's go shopping! And if you plan a visit to the Mall of Emirates in Dubai, don't forget your snowboard.

Ok, everybody out of the pool.

So, who was in charge of the pre-flight check? (H/T: Captain Heinrichs):

Also from the Captain, 45 of history's most famous insults.

"If 'clever' T-shirts actually told the truth". My favorite:

Haw! The Daily Caller gets a shame email for not donating to Hillary Clinton's campaign (caution: the linked article features a close-up photo of Hillary, all wrinkled and wild-eyed; she looks a lot like Christopher Lee's Saruman after he went bad - only more evil).

Update: rinardman, in the comments -
Give a cat a bird, you feed him for a day.

Teach a cat to fly....

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rule of law?

Dude, that's so yesterday!

Happy Feet Friday

Beth Hall Jones provides an eye-opener with Early Morning Boogie.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Flag flap

Lots of people are weighing in on the beleaguered Confederate battle flag, pushing for its removal from state houses (which I understand) and its extinction as consumer merchandise (which I'll support the day Che t-shirts disappear from circulation).

To me, this is mostly an exercise in misdirection run by leftists in an attempt to libel white people in general, and white southerners in particular, and to obscure the real cause of high mortality rates within the African-American community (as well as to turn it into a bogus litmus test for the party of Abraham Lincoln). I'll just point out one fact: black homicides far outstrip the homicides within other racial and/or ethnic groups, and most of the killers are, themselves, black. I doubt that a single one of these murderers was ever seen wearing a gray kepi or sporting a t-shirt with the stars and bars.

Update: Even though you soon may not be able to buy a Confederate flag, there are plenty of other items available on Amazon if you want to offend somebody.

Update II: Haw! The Obama campaign had its own Confederate flag issue in 2008.

Signs and wonders

You know who's responsible for the OPM cyber-security disaster? Absolutely nobody.

Ace calls this another one of Obama's Immaculate Catastrophes.

The world turned upside down

Here's a thoughtful article by Robert Tracinski at The Federalist that shows how the word "liberal" has been co-opted by social movements that are anything but.

So, how's the Obama administration's commitment to cleaning up VA hospital care coming along?

Oh, splendidly: "Buckets of Rats, Roaches, Feces Found in Tampa VA Hospital Kitchen; Roaches on Vets’ Food Trays".

Monday, June 22, 2015

Too funny to wait for Sunday

Meet Bruce Jenner's cat.

Guess I ought to retire early and start having some fun

Earth enters sixth extinction phase with many species – including our own – labelled 'the walking dead'”’.

Some comparatively good news for establishment Republicans, though: “The report, authored by scientists at Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley universities, found that vertebrates were vanishing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.” So, the RINOs will be ok, then.

"Whew! I was so scared there for a moment."

Reading carefully between the lines...

...I get the sneaking suspicion that Kevin D. Williamson isn't too fond of the idea of a Donald Trump candidacy.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I'm with Mark Levin

It's time for John Boehner to go.

If Boehner had put a quarter of the energy into combating the Obama administration that he has put into fighting conservatives, the country might have more reason for hope than it does now.

Taking the yellow-brick road of least resistance.

Update: Related - In case there were any lingering doubts about Karl Rove's true colors, he has now let the cat completely out of the bag by calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

News flash, Karl: the Second Amendment did not grant a new right, but simply acknowledged an existing one. If you really want to see violence on a national scale, of civil war dimensions, go ahead and try to confiscate our guns.

Update II: At least a couple of bloggers have pointed out that Rove did not, in fact, explicitly call for repeal. What he said was this:
Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.
So, perhaps he was just positing a logical absurdity to make a point and I jumped the gun (so to speak). And yet, what on earth does "oomph" mean in this context? The word is like a cloud of ink that Rove squirted over his comment to obscure his actual sentiments. It could mean "moral courage" or "totalitarian power" or anything in between.

Happy Father's Day!

Hats off to all those dads out there, who have been saving the day since time immemorial.

Sunday funnies

This is your taxidermist's mind on drugs...

Times are tough, but there are still some pretty interesting job opportunities out there.

Drones and cameras: still trying to master the technology...

Now that's how you move inventory in the pet store.

The perfect moderate political candidate...

Divorce and property settlements: the King Solomon approach.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Make mine Thunderbird, boys. Stick McGhee with another example of late 40s R&B/rock & roll transition, singing Drinkin' Wine Spo-de-o-dee.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Staggering incompetence

The cyber-attack against the U.S. government is looking worse and worse (not just the scale of the attack, but the spectacular ineptitude of the OPM in defending against it).

Horror in Charleston, South Carolina

White man kills 9 in a historic black church, and is still on the loose.

Prayers for the the repose of the souls of the victims, and for their families and friends. Also, a special prayer that the killer be caught and brought to justice ASAP.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bob Corker makes America a big s**t sandwich

Tell you what, Bob: you eat it. You’ll need to keep up your strength when (I devoutly hope) you get primaried next election cycle.

Allahpundit opines on yet another act of “failure theater” orchestrated by the Vichy wing of the GOP:
Corker’s the guy who brokered a “compromise” in the Senate on Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Instead of insisting that the final agreement be regarded as a treaty, requiring the support of two-thirds of the chamber for ratification, Corker proposed letting naysayers try to block the treaty with a resolution of disapproval instead. The resolution could be filibustered by Democrats before it’s enacted, or it could be enacted and then vetoed by Obama. The only way to guarantee that the resolution will become law is to have a veto-proof majority — two-thirds of the Senate — willing to vote against it, a near-impossibility when the GOP controls only 54 seats. Corker, in other words, reversed the constitutional presumption that treaties are deemed blocked unless they receive supermajority support so that a final agreement with Iran will be deemed passed unless it receives supermajority opposition. He farted away all of hawks’ leverage, signaling to Obama that he could make as bad of a deal as he wants and all he’ll need to ensure that it gets through the Senate is 34 Democratic votes.
So now Corker professes himself to be alarmed by Obama’s deal with Iran, but, oops, nothing the Republicans can do about it because of…well, because of Bob Corker and the idiots who supported this act of legislative lunacy.

Betrayal or imbecility? Either way, Corker needs to go.

Al Gore’s not about to let this money maker wither on the vine

Found at Small Dead Animals, proof that Al Gore is still in there pitching: “Next month in Toronto, I'm training a global force of climate visionaries.” If you’d like to be a member of the, er, Climate Reality Leadership Corps, sign up today. You’ll be in good company…

“I think I detect a note of…skepticism. You know what happens to climate change deniers, don’t you?”


Sad, sad, sad: Colt's filing for bankruptcy (fortunately, I have a beautiful 1911 Government .38 Super, and a .357 Python).

The Three Stooges of the apocalypse.

John Kerry breaks his leg and continues to pull ours.

Smitty conjures up the Democratic dream ticket.

The Democrats will never stop trying to undermine the Second Amendment, so we must never give them an inch.

Happy birthday to the Magna Carta!

Dem presidential candidate Martin O'Malley goes in for some Putin-like self-promotion.

The Obama administration's feeble response to the catastrophic cyber-attack against the U.S. by Chinese hackers.

Hillary Clinton, cheapskate (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Dear Pope Francis: Just a note to say "hi", and to let you know that you are gravely endangering your moral authority by embracing the climate change hysteria.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Flag Day!

And to honor the day, here's a toast from Big Trouble in Little China:

Update: American flag facts.

Sunday funnies

Taking off on Rachel Dolezal - the white NAACP official who falsely claimed to be black - the hilarious, and obviously Caucasian, Godfrey Elfwick declares himself to be black and duels with a host of correspondents on Twitter (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

I'm grateful to this guy for showing me another way of getting out of jury duty.

Guardian angels sometimes really have their work cut out for them.

This is the one lottery I truly want to win.

The world's coolest water slide.

Amazing (and generally useless) gifts for the person who has everything.

Are country music songs starting to all sound the same to you?

So, kangaroos are supposedly genetically similar to humans (although I suspect this is some kind of Australian promotional scheme).

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Your eyelids are getting heavy...you are getting ver-r-r-y sleepy...

Whatever else can be said about Hillary Clinton, there's no denying that she is, as Roger Simon writes (head slowly sinking toward his keyboard), "America's most boring public speaker".

Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Goree Carter, in a performance that represents an example of the transition from post-war R&B to early rock & roll.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

So, whatever happened to Paul Ryan?

He seems to have gone from bright young thing to Pelosi-like establishment insider.

Maybe I'm wrong. But if I were a legislator I’d be hard-pressed to support any bill pushed by Obama that gives him substantial new powers, for the simple reason that I don’t think he can be trusted. Bills, laws, regulations, treaties, these things don’t implement themselves, and they are all too susceptible to misuse and abuse by a power-hungry chief executive with a crate full of ideological axes to grind. If, as some aver, the proposed trade bill contains climate change and immigration booby-traps, who’s going to defuse them? Paul Ryan? Mitch McConnell? Confidence level: low.

Update: Will Republicans drag Obama's trade bill across the finish line?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sure, sure

The White House briefing room was evacuated today, supposedly because of a bomb threat; however, Paco World News Daily (PWND) has learned that the real reason was that the b.s. emanating from the podium had created life-threatening levels of methane.

The NYT beclowns itself

The paper of record (and a popular emergency sub for toilet paper - it's so soft and aborbent!) is wallowing in its Hillary Clinton mogambo by, among other things, taking silly potshots at Marco Rubio. Ace of Spades has a good post up about the Times and its discovery of Rubio's "luxury speedboat", and also a follow-up on the Gray Lady's snit over being corrected by Politico, of all outfits.

Update: Oh, I get it. "Luxury speed boat" implies "cigarette boat", which, as everyone knows, was very popular with drug kingpins in South Florida back in the day. And they were mostly Hispanic, as is Rubio, so, you know, connect the dots.

Update II: Friend Smitty brings the blowback.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday movie

You know how it is when you go into the kitchen at night to get a drink, and you flip the light on and suddenly there's Lawrence Tierney sitting on a stool smoking a cigarette, ready to beat your brains out? Yeah, I hate when that happens (from Born to Kill, 1947).

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday funnies

Winston Churchill's greatest jokes and insults (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

You can't spell douche without Che! (also courtesy of the Captain).

Why I am considering buying a retirement home with no near neighbors.

Tesla once found a novel way to stiff a hotel on his room bill.

How not to get a date.

Just in time for Father's Day: the flame-throwing ukulele.

Friday, June 5, 2015

When seconds count...

...gun permits are only months away.

Remember the Muslim woman who screamed about discrimination when she was brought an open can of Coke by a flight attendant?

It looks like - I know, hard to believe - she lied.

Happy Feet Friday

Here's a snappy little novelty number featuring the Cappy Barra Boys jivin' with some harmonica boogie (from the 1945 film, Rockin' in the Rockies).

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Boor prize

Democrats in Florida, anxious to attract people to a major event, are offering an evening with Debbie Wasserman Schultz as a prize. As they say, hilarity ensues.

Nanny vs. Granny?

New York Democrats are urging former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

I don't think this is going anywhere, but, given Bloomberg's obsession with gun control, I believe I'll stock up on high capacity magazines just to be on the safe side. In fact, no matter who the Democratic nominee is, I'm going to do that anyway; they're all hostile to the Second Amendment .

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I thought jousting involved trying to spear your man from the front

“Obama: I 'enjoy jousting' with Bibi”.

In loco parentis

Emphasis on "loco":
Roughly one dozen students in Minneapolis, Minnesota, some as young as 11 years old, were taken on a private school-sponsored field trip to an adult novelty store last week, leaving some parents furious.

The director of the private Gaia Democratic School in Minneapolis, Starri Hedges, took the middle- and high school-aged kids to “Smitten Kitten” as part of a sex education lesson.
The Gaia Democratic School. Perfect.

Yumpin' yimminy!

Another day, another tale of Clintonian avarice: "Bill Clinton’s foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary on sanctions".

Monday, June 1, 2015

Was it something I said?

Eric Holder may be gone, but his bitter partisanship marches on: "The Department of Justice is concentrating on 'far-right' groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combating violent extremism."

Our highly selective watchdogs

Violent crime is increasing rapidly across the country - shockingly so in cities like Baltimore and New York - but at least we know that John Law is on top of one major threat to public order: manspreading.


Maybe there won't always be an England. The government seems bound and determined to completely deprive our Atlantic cousins of any means of self-defense at all.

Of course, many Brits are speaking out...

And how are we this morning, Mr. Brooks?

The hallucinatory David Brooks stands on the edge of the country's biggest latrine and claims that the air is fresh and invigorating: "Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration."

It won't be long before burly men in white coats commence feeding Brooks apple sauce with a long spoon.

Monday movie

Jack Burton "infiltrates" a brothel as part of a rescue mission in this scene from Big Trouble in Little China

Update: Quite the coinkydink - just saw over at Ace of Spades that they're remaking Big Trouble in Little China (with Dwayne Johnson as Jack Burton?!?)