Monday, November 30, 2015

The future capital of the future state of Pacovia

And the price is right!

Handicapping the Iowa caucus

The astute Smitty has Moloch out in front of the Sweet Meteor of Death and Cthulhu.

Frankly, I thought Tláloc would have been able to peel off some votes from Moloch, but he's not making much of a dent, so far (possibly a name recognition problem).

Once again, Hillary shows her deft political touch

"Hillary Clinton has appointed to her leadership team a former congressman who blamed his defeat on 'Jewish interests' and the 'Jewish media,' her campaign announced earlier this month."

How long before the Swedish people break out the spears and pointy helmets?

Among the nations of Western Europe, the Swedes have demonstrated the strongest tendency toward cultural and demographic suicide, with wide open immigration policies bordering on the insane. Entire neighborhoods of unassimilating Muslims, mostly from Africa, have created a reign of terror, and a series of governments have done nothing to impose order (too busy tut-tutting at the blond-and-blue-eyed natives about their presumed racism, I suppose).

But there is a growing discontent among the heretofore phlegmatic Swedish majority, as underscored in this post at Zero Hedge. When even Swedes start talking about carrying guns when they go shopping, perhaps something genuinely momentous is at hand (On de udder hand, dem bein’ Svedes, maybe it’s yust a lotta chin vaggin’. Vee see by an’ by, I reckon).

Global warming

Maybe we ought to be trying to promote it: "The Sun Is All But Spotless: Are We Headed For An Ice Age?"

Sometimes two out of three isn't good enough

"Third time's the charm".

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday funnies

More fabulous Hillary-themed gifts!

Measure twice, cut once.

A day in the life of Darth Vader.

Clint Eastwood waxes sentimental.

Funny Purolator oil filter commercial.

Breaking up with your girlfriend? Hey, there's an app for that!

A truly electrifying Australian.

Some people will go to great lengths to acquire ammo (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Now here's a genuinely useful tattoo...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Glad to see California still has some of the right kind of scofflaws

The L.A. Council passed a law banning all magazines that hold more than ten rounds, and requiring the surrender of any that are in non-compliance. The response has been what you might call underwhelming.

Bernie Sanders' fund-raising appeals apparently bear a strong resemblance to Nigerian email scams

At least, that's what Google thinks:
The Google Mail algorithm has determined emails from the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign are fraudulent because anything that promises so much free stuff must surely be a scam, according to reports Wednesday.
There you go; scientific proof that socialism is a total fraud.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Jimmy Dorsey and the boys heat up the joint with their version of One O'Clock Jump.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


The unusual art of fore-edge painting (completely unknown to me, until now).

Nice shootin', Tex.

Somewhere, over the, er, moonbow.

The Icelandic elephant.

Early attempts at developing battle tanks.

Kurdish general bears a strong resemblance to a late Soviet leader of some renown.

"Hey! The turkey's done!"

Happy Thanksgiving!

Special dispatch from the Paco Command Center: All readers are commanded to have a splendid Thanksgiving Day.

Turkey with a side order of "oomph!"

Update: Turkey freed by the equivalent of a jury of his peers.

Update: And, of course, the inevitable outcome - "Pardoned White House Turkey Defects To ISIS".

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Now that's a rebuke

Obama says the climate summit will be "a powerful rebuke to the terrorists."

Hmmm. I'm thinking not as "powerful" a "rebuke" as Apache helicopters...

Must be trying to blunt the backlash

"Australian army to ban chaplain’s crosses, appoints imam in deference to Islam".

Americans feel "leaderless"

Or so says right-wing media outlet...MSNBC.

Straight, no-nonsense talk on the war with ISIS

Larry Correia tells it like is. A sample:
Liberalism is a suicidal political philosophy that focuses on non-problems and ignores real problems. We’ve got an actual death cult massacring people? Well, we’d better crack down on regular Americans civil liberties. Hey, there’s a conservative organization in rural Nebraska that has absolutely nothing to do with militant Islam, better tap their phones and sick the IRS on them. We do security theater at the airports, while having a foreign policy that makes zero sense and no border. Bad guys are massacring people with machine guns they smuggled into a country with incredibly strict gun control? Well, we’d better double down on gun free zones to minimize the number of people who could effectively fight back.
Via Ace of Spades.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Smartest woman in America scores an own goal

Hillary Tweeted her support for victims of sexual abuse, stating that they have the "right to be believed" - except, I guess, in a few special cases.

Monday movie

Something a little different this week: a fan film pitting medieval knights against Predator.

The people of Greensboro, North Carolina must be sleeping a lot easier tonight

A volunteer gun surrender event netted precisely one BB gun - oh, and one knife.

Elsewhere on the gun front, the D.C. police chief unwittingly makes the case for legal concealed carry.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hey, nice little Califate ya got dere

Be a shame if sump'n happened to it.

Sunday funnies

Some people really like their French fries...

Brother Smitty has the latest Taiwanese animated video on Shrillary, and it is hilarious.

Penguins in a Danish zoo attempt to go over the wall (I love the title on the video: "Pengvinflugt")...

I'm not sure why this candidate in the New Hampshire primary isn't a Democrat super star on the national stage, since his platform pretty much captures the essence of the party's ideology: "Perennial candidate and performance artist Vermin Supreme also signed up at the secretary of state's office, wearing his signature rubber boot on his head. He's touting a plan to provide every American with a pony."

It was only a matter of time before global warm-mongers got around to studying kangaroo farts.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

Little Esther and the Robins get it on with Lovers' Lane Boogie.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Almost let it slip by

Happy National Ammo Day!

This year, I'd like to commemorate the .38 Super - one of my favorite rounds.

Related: The so-called "smart gun" is tested; hilarity ensues.

Special guest post by Björn Lyvall

In response to the post entitled “The Swedes have lost their minds”, and to a comment at that post by Bruce, the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, via a telephone message, provided a statement, which I have transcribed below:
Dis here is Björn Lyvall, Svedish Ambassador to de Yew Ess.

By yimminy, who dew yew fellers t’ink yew are, makin’ de slander against my countrymen (an’ against my contryvimmen and, er, dee transyenders and all dem udders in betveen)! Vee ain’t no more galen in de hjära dann yew Americans (an’ iff yew really vant to talk crazy, I could go on about dem “blooks” from “dawn oonder” fer hours!) By gawly, yew better be glad vee done gib up all dat Vikin’ shit a long time back, yessirree, uddervise I vould be over dere at de Paco Command Center a’burnin’ and a’pillagin’ to beat de band, by t’under, yah, I vould! Now, yew fellers cut it out, yew hear? I got bigger problems on my hands an’ don’t haff time fer dis here libel talk. I know vhat: Paco, vy don’t yew stick to writin’ about how de second amen’ment is de best t’ing since sliced kringler; and dat udder guy, dat dere “blook” from Australia, vy don’t he yust go shake some platypurses out ov dem yewcalyptus trees?
Well…um…I guess he sure told us.

With apologies to Winston Churchill

Obama is an idiot wrapped in an ignoramus inside a schmuck.

Really, the pejoratives virtually write themselves as this president’s bone-headed mistakes keep piling up. He stated yesterday that he’d agree to partner with Russia in fighting ISIS - but not until an end to the Syrian civil war is brokered – i.e., basically, not until Assad is booted out.

Sure, Assad is an evil man (certainly not a “reformer”, as he was once described by the current administration, a point made in the linked post). But Assad’s soldiers are not presently gunning down Parisians, threatening to attack New York and Washington, or trying to fan out across Europe and the U.S. using fake passports. Maybe this isn’t the time for multi-tasking in one country, Barry. Of course, what’s really going on is that Obama is creating a contingency that he knows is unlikely to be met as a prerequisite for tackling the more important task that he’d rather not be bothered with anyway.

We are experiencing technical difficulties

I was just going through my spam comments to delete them when I noticed that comments from some of the regulars were getting caught up (i.e., were not published). I have no idea why this is happening, but I have now "de-spammed" the comments. My apologies to Deborah and Steve at the Pub (whose comment on the Springfield M1A and the M14 was very interesting and helpful).

The Swedes have lost their minds

This guy is both funny and spot on.

Too good to wait for the Sunday funnies

Ace does a hilarious riff on the absurd Tom Friedman.

Elsewhere, Donald Trump draws laughter from his response to a heckler.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Another non-solution to the wrong problem

Ah, me. The state of Illinois really does breed a...well, a very special kind of politician. Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emmanuel. Oh, and let's not forget Congressthing Jan Schakowsky, who thinks the terror in Paris is a "chilling reminder" that we need more gun control in the U.S.

Ok, got it. Let's respond to terrorism by stripping law abiding Americans of their constitutional rights. Today the 2nd amendment, tomorrow...what? Freedom of speech? Freedom of religion? How about if we just quarter S.W.A.T. teams in our houses on a rotating basis?

Mrs. Clinton is not amused

That enemies list must be getting pretty long: "In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

From Russia, with love

"Russia Pounds ISIS With Biggest Bomber Raid in Decades".

Don't forget!

It's time for the annual buffalo auction!

I think one or two would really dress up my front yard.

Secretary of State, the honorable John Dunning-Kruger

If only someone could slip some super glue into his lip balm.

John Kerry: Still half-baked, after all these years.

Could be like old times

I bet the French Foreign Legion could kick some ISIS a**. Right, guys?

"Oui, monsieur Paco!"

If you're wondering why the American air strikes against ISIS haven't been more successful...

...wonder no more:
The Islamic State knows the Americans’ rules of engagement. The terrorists are well aware that U.S. pilots won’t hit anything if there is even a chance of hurting a civilian. So of course the Islamic State positions its fighters and equipment near civilians.

Even in obvious cases, like a gathering of 300 oil trucks — more than one-quarter of the Islamic State’s entire fleet — American pilots have held off attacking for more than a year, while the oil smuggling business made the Islamic State richer and richer and the terrorist organization extended its reach to the streets of Paris.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The clothes have no emperor

Whether the West can survive the twin threats of Islamic terrorism and Islamic migration will depend on the commitment of European and American leaders to identifying and defending the sacred ground of core western values, and combating the existential threats to our civilization both at home and abroad. Inevitably this means, among other things, a commitment to military action which, while it should be realistic and limited in scope, must be overwhelming in the effect of its execution. Although it is useful, and necessary, to pick off the occasional “Jihadi John”, there is no substitute for demolishing the enemy’s infrastructure, supply lines and training facilities – and for cutting their soldiers down by the thousand.

None of this will be possible, at least as far as the United States is concerned, until the next presidential inauguration (possibly not even then, if our ageing Evita is wheeled into the White House courtesy of the Wall St./ media axis). One thing that is certain is that President Dunning-Kruger will be making no changes to his failed strategy - because, in this administration, while failure’s always an option, the awareness of it, let alone the acknowledgement of it, never is.

Update: As if I had just ordered up a piping hot cup of "told you so", here come Ace and Red State with some prime excoriation of Obama's bizarre press conference today.

Really, what does this farrago of clotted verbiage mean?
“What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people and to protect the people in the region who are getting killed and to protect our allies and people like France. I’m too busy for that.”
Well, there's at least one unintended true thing he spoke: he's definitely not interested in "pursuing some notion of American leadership".

Sunday, November 15, 2015

France counterattacks

The French Air Force has bombed the ISIS "capital" of Raqqa in Syria.

Good point

I was talking on the phone with Bro Paco today, and remarked on the irony of Obama's comment that ISIS has been contained, followed only a few hours later by the terror attack in Paris. He said, "Sure, they've been contained. But what Obama didn't mention was that the holding pen includes France."

Very true. In fact, the pen includes all of Europe, and perhaps the U.S. before too long.


Hillary's claim that Wall St. is making huge donations to her campaign because of women and 9/11 is equal, on the inscrutability-meter, to "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

Sunday funnies

Apparently you can get just about anything from vending machines these days (most of these, not surprisingly, are located in Japan):

Good advice.

Interesting window seat design (you go first).

New, from Paco Enterprises' fashion subsidiary, Douche Bag Products: the clip-on man bun.

Cheating expert:

Oh, swell. Just what we needed here in the good ol' US of A: authentic haggis.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Looks like it's got to be one or the other


That's my pick.

By the way, is Angela Merkel still the "indispensable European"? With her crazy immigration policy, I'm guessing not really.

Elsewhere, one of Bloomberg's anti-gun groups weighs in on the terror attacks in Paris; they know exactly where the blame lies: "We are united in mourning all lives lost to gun violence". If only France had strict restrictions on gun ownership. Oh, wait...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Well, THAT'S a relief

Updated and bumped: Mr. President, I don't think "contained" means what you think it means.

Barry says ISIS has been "contained".

Look, I don't know who carried out today's terrorist attacks in Paris - by which I mean, of course, that I don't know which group of Islamist psychopaths is responsible for these particular massacres. But as the old saying goes, six of one, half-a-dozen of another. The various groups of radicals are not enemies, they are rivals, and all are dedicated to turning the world into their prophet's footstool. Containing one group here only means that another breaks out somewhere else (like when you squeeze a balloon). They've all eventually got to be eradicated.

Update: Maybe this would be a good time for Angela Merkel to announce that she's increasing the quota for Syrian refugees in Germany.

Lebensraum: it's not just for Aryans anymore.

Terror in France

Multiple terrorist attacks are under way in Paris, with scores dead and perhaps a hundred hostages being held in a concert hall (and, apparently, being gunned down). Borders closed, curfew ordered.

Our prayers are with the French people, particularly with the victims and their families. May the culprits, and their masters, be annihilated.

Happy Feet Friday

The late, great B.B. King demonstrates that he could boogie with the best.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Secret Service...

...seems to be having a whole lot of trouble keeping things secret these days.

Ok, here's the deal

College students are now advocating for tuition-free education.

Fine. Just find a whole bunch of professors, instructors, and administrators who are willing to work for nothing. Or for the same $15/hour wage that cafeteria workers are supposed to get (in the latter case, I guess you could pay them all with Department of Education scrip, good for purchases at school stores and eateries only).

Of course, the fee structure at universities is, in reality, completely out of control, and the kids certainly aren't getting their (or their parents') money's worth. But I find that the demonstrators seem to be ominously silent on the question of the quality of education; it's mainly the absolute dollar cost that has them upset. Looking beyond their period of matriculation, how many students are seriously evaluating the link between college and their future financial independence? Even if tuition were free, how many more majors in political science, feminist literature and interdisciplinary gender history can our nation absorb?

Semper Lie

Show of hands: how many people believe Hillary Clinton really tried to enlist in the Marine Corps?

R-man, is that you out there raising your hand? Oh, you’re just stretching. Ok, good. So, the tally is zero then.

Update: The ever-vigilant Smitty brought to my attention the broken link. It's fixed now.

Shocking allegations against Dr. Ben Carson

Explosive! Outrageous! Unbelievable!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Many thanks to our veterans

And here's a classic tune from WWII that relates the daily travails of the GI:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

On bringing a knife to a gunfight

Heh. Weren't expecting that, were you, sonny? A Palestinian whips out a blade and runs smack into some Jewish lead.

To mark the flight path of our modern universities...

...which is currently at a 45 degree descent line straight toward the tarmac at 200 mph from about 1,000 feet, Iowahawk (shouldn't we routinely be appending "the Great" to his name?) has proposed making today National Offend A College Student Day.

Also, catch this hilariously spot-on satire of campus p.c. fascism from Australian comedian Neel Kolhatkar.

Fox, henhouse

"A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol".

Maybe her main job will be to keep people from getting out.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Yowl if you love feminism

Jim Treacher passes along the latest in feminist attention-grabbing: scream singing.

I listened to this (some of it, anyway) and couldn't help thinking that I had heard something very like it before. Then it hit me...

Spssst! Chris, Rachel...Look behind you!

A little guerrilla signage crops up at MSNBC.

Monday movie

WWII nurses face a bombing raid in the 1943 film Cry Havoc. Look for a brief appearance toward the end of the clip of a young actor who would eventually go on to become a Hollywood superstar.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday funnies

Yeah, government does tend to grow out of control before you know it.

The kid's a literalist.

Isn't volcano warfare banned by the Geneva Convention?

Only "rarely"?

Alan King and the family dinner.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


With respect to "sensible" gun control, Democrats continue to helpfully telegraph their true intentions; for example, in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Barack Obama remains the all-time greatest gun salesman in American history. I think it would be fitting if S&W or Ruger or somebody came out with a commemorative pistol honoring Barry and all he's done for gun manufacturers in the U.S.

Obama has also been a boon to state-level Republican politicians.

Of penguins and microagressions.

Insufferable twit Piers Morgan tweets that he'll never let Ben Carson near his brain. Hilarity ensues.

Legal Insurrection surveys the war on free speech.

Beat him up, maybe: "Hillary Clinton Says She Could Beat Bill Clinton".

How lawless is Obama? Let us count the ways...

I believe that there's as much hair on the inside of John Kerry's head as there is on the outside. Here he is, talking more nonsense on Muslim vs. Jew.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Glad to make your acquaintance. And thanks for bunching up like that.

If the government ever does decide to confiscate privately owned firearms, the project would be such a massive undertaking that I wouldn't be surprised to see the feds deputize citizen posses to help them carry the program out.

If this comes to pass, I'd be delighted if the group that comes to get my guns included Bill Ayers, James Kilgore and Bernardine Dohrn. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than an opportunity to demonstrate to this trio the virtue of celerity when ordered off private property.

Happy Feet Friday

Nothin' like ridin' along the Navajo trail with Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My favorite sheriff

Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke offers some, er, gentle, understated criticism of Barack Obama.

Ma Clinton: "Drop your weapon!"

Hillary's going all out for gun control. We'll see how that strategy pans out in the general election.

Let's see of her campaign slogans is "Ready for Hillary". How about it, boys? Ya'll ready for Hillary?

"Ready as can be, Cap'n Paco!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hillary decides to pardon herself in advance

Hillary's big cankles tripped over her Freudian slip last Friday while she was pandering to the NAACP in Charleston, South Carolina:
“Earlier today, I announced that as president, I will take steps to ban the box, so former presidents won’t have to declare their criminal history at the very start of the hiring process”.
Guess she's thinking ahead.

Use this one simple trick to flush millions of dollars down the drain

Mike Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and gun control zealot-at-large, pumped a ton of money into Virginia in an attempt to flip the state Senate to the Democrats and got the same return on investment he got the last time he tried - zero. Republicans still control both houses of the Virginia legislature and will continue to serve as a brake on the gun-grabbing ambitions of Governor Terry McLowlife McAuliffe.

Mrs. Paco and I voted last night, but, unfortunately, our state senator and delegate are both Democrats who ran unopposed. On the upside, that titan of industry, J. Packington Paco III, will go down in history as a tiny footnote as my write-in candidate for both positions.

"Ah, yes. Politics. Pots of money in it, you know."

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

So, how's our cozy new relationship with Iran coming along?

"Iran announced over the weekend that it is beginning to implement a blockade of all U.S. goods into the country following an order by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has directed the country’s government to form an 'economy of resistance.'"


David Brooks inadvertently said something interesting in an interview with Mark Shields recently:
A major American party doesn’t nominate Donald Trump. I just can’t believe it. I will have to go to Canada after that.
Great idea, Dave! In fact, just to make sure that you stick to your vow, I am establishing a special non-profit organization to facilitate the relocation of you and other establishment putzes north of the border. I hope you and your like-minded friends will take advantage of Progressive A**holes' Advocates' Canadian Opportunity! We'll help you find new homes, new jobs, and, best of all, new friends.

Act now, while Trudeau is in power and the chances of retaliatory military action by Canada are slim!

Fill 'er up, Mr. and Mrs. American Taxpayer!

"Nearly $43 million of U.S. taxpayers' money was spent on building a gas station in Afghanistan — 140 times more than it should have cost, according to a government watchdog."

Hey, but if you happen to drop by on Mohammed's birthday, you can take advantage of the free Slurpee offer!

Out of control

He may be a lame duck, but he's still flapping his wings madly, hellbent on soaring into the higher reaches of lawlessness: "A newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November’s deferral-based amnesty initiative."

Transforming America to the end. it seems.

Monday, November 2, 2015


This fellow Turnbull sounds like a bit of a tick, at least according to Hal G.P. Colebatch.

Perhaps not all is lost, however:
For Australia there is one possible thought. Its greatest prime minister, Sir Robert Menzies, was, like Abbott, deposed by his own party (the same Liberal Party) after two years’ leadership. The second most successful, John Howard, was also deposed when leader of the opposition. In both cases they bided their time and eventually returned in triumph.

Abbott is a fighter — an outstanding amateur boxer with an unbroken nose. I hope that stands for something.

Halloween follow-up

In the town of Peoria, Arizona (where I lived when I was in graduate school), a giant pumpkin went on a rampage.

Monday movie

I recently saw David Lean's 1946 version of Great Expectations and enjoyed it immensely. Direction, casting, performances, screenwriting, set design, everything is superbly done.

Here is the opening scene.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday funnies

The folks at Bad Lip Reading tackle the Democrat debate.

Shades of Rube Goldberg!


If you're looking around for a Ford Mustang, don't forget to check out your roof.

Yeah, good luck reselling those.

I'd say he looks shaken, not stirred...