Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday funnies

Em on a Whim imagines a Marine D.I. adjusting his approach for millennials...

"Ok, where on the 'H' is reverse?"

Dog rebel...


Man successfully fights off would-be carjackers with power-washer.

About those missing emails...

(H/T: Powerline's Week in Pictures)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

Joe Sullivan and his ensemble (featuring Joe Turner on vocals) perform Low Down Dirty Shame.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

More DC Metro awesomeness

"DC Metro Almost Suffered A Head-On Collision Over A Lunch Break":
A dispute over a train operator’s lunch break led to a recent “near miss” head-on collision in the subway tunnels of the D.C. Metro.

Patrick Lavin, Metro’s chief safety officer, revealed details of the July 5 incident that led to the train operator’s termination. Addressing the D.C. Metro board Thursday, Lavin detailed the egregious safety violations that almost injured two workers and placed passenger trains on the same track. Lavin said the operator got into a dispute with his superiors about a lunch break, apparently wanting to take it at a station where he could get better food...
Who's the patron saint of riders stuck with incompetently-run subways? I may need to start offering up prayers.

The media's coddling of Hillary Clinton is backfiring badly

Don Surber makes a good point (as he so frequently does): "Throughout her life, the press gave Hillary a pass. Now she pays for that lifelong free ride by being unprepared for this campaign."

Stop this administration and let me off

Obama: "Thank you for this incredible journey — let's keep it going."

(H/T: Ace of Spades)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

So, Dems, choose, already!

Sorry, Cankles, you can't have it both ways.

Yeah, good luck getting repaid

Talk about money down the drain:
On Monday, state banks in Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay and Costa Rica, all members of the Latin American Reserve Fund, approved a three-year-loan of $482 million for Venezuela's central bank.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Another act of savagery

Muslim thugs invaded a Catholic church in Normandy and slit the throat of an elderly priest.

Of course, just because they were Muslims doesn't mean their motives were clear.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Why don't they just dress Tim Kaine up as the Frito Bandito?

Democrats go for the "Taco Bowl" vote ( their words, not mine).

Hey, John, saving the planet starts at home

And at the office.
An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.

A user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.


More violence in Germany: "One dead, 10 injured in blast near Nuremberg, Germany".

Another ambush of policemen in Dallas.

Wikileaks' latest release of hacked emails brings down Debbie Wasserman Schultz and further infuriates Sanders supporters. Whoa! She's up again!

Good point from roadside America: "Hate cops? Next time you need help, call a crackhead."

Hillary Clinton: the buck starts here.

The company he keeps: Obama's pal, Erdogan, reportedly permitting the starving and torturing of prisoners.

The No Balls Association is pulling the All Star game out of Charlotte, NC because the state doesn't want persons with balls to use women's restrooms.

The ruling class vs. the people.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Obama endorses Trump

Malik Obama, that is, the president's half brother.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”

Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.”

Sunday funnies

There are super-criminals who amaze us with their brilliant and devious schemes. And then there are these guys.

Lap dances for charity.

A man and his mule out-general the federal government.

Famous pigs.

Good thing these guys weren't weren't playing Pokemon Go near the DMZ in Korea.

Allah Dove Bar!

Saturday, July 23, 2016


I'm not sure why the Left objects to Hillary's VP pick, Tim Kaine. Does this look like a moderate to you?

Friday, July 22, 2016

With his usual impeccable timing...

...Obama scoffed at Trump's claims about the increasing terrorist threat one hour before a terrorist (or perhaps more than one) went on a shooting spree in a Munich mall.

Happy Feet Friday

One of the greats of boogie-woogie, Meade Lux Lewis, pounds out Chicago Flyer on the 88s.

And bathtubs

Don't forget bathtubs, Mr. Kerry: "Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS".

Thursday, July 21, 2016


“When will media start focusing on the Democrat gun crime epidemic?”

Today's fantasy

We have all witnessed the revolting spectacle of Obama exhorting the police forces of our nation to confess to the vast, lingering racism with which he believes they are afflicted . How gratifying it would be if, say, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, or the National Sheriffs’ Association were to respond somewhat in the style of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, who replied to the Ottoman Sultan’s demand for their submission with a letter that is a classic of ribald defiance.

President Jughead Mulligan’s ears would burn for the rest of his term of office. The words would buzz in his meatus acusticus externus like a continuous loop of Bronx cheers. Perhaps even the extravagant amour propre to which he is prone would be perforated like a papier-mâché unicorn in a hail storm.

Yes, yes, I know. Nothing like this will ever happen. Our senior cops are ladies and gentlemen. Besides which, Barry’s ego would undoubtedly compel him to interpret a collective expression of disdain for his ignorance and hubris as confirmation of his original belief; the man is, after all, immune to genuine introspection, impervious to facts, completely unteachable. But imaginary justice, especially of the comical kind, is all the comeuppance this inflated pipsqueak is ever likely to encounter in this life, so, pardon me if I occasionally daydream.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I’m thinking of starting my own activist group

I’m going to call it My Life Matters. It will be dedicated to the proposition that, while I intend no harm or ill will to any one, I bear primary responsibility for my own safety; therefore, know all men by these presents, that I will take whatever steps I deem necessary to protect myself and my loved ones from injurious assault, battery and attempted murder, up to and including the lawful shooting of your ass drt*, irrespective of your race, color, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, vocation, personal circumstances, economic need, dysfunctional childhood, history of mental illness, or addiction to controlled substances.

* dead right there.

Too bad the coup in Turkey failed

Looks like the egomaniacal Erdogan is using the unsuccessful military coup as an excuse to…what’s the phrase?...ah, yes, “fundamentally transform” Turkey: “Erdogan Unleashes Unprecedented Crackdown: Fires All University Deans; Suspends 21,000 Private School Teachers”.

So, what’s the next move? Reestablishing the sultanate?

Also, see this post by Mary Chastain at Legal Insurrection.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Don't question my patriotism!

Oh, wait. I forgot. It's their patriotism that shouldn't be questioned; it's always open season on ours.

Hyper-partisan, racially divisive, ethically challenged half-wit, Maxine Waters, says that trying to stop Boeing's sale of aircraft to the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world is undermining Obama's genius plan to bring peace to the Middle East through his enabling of Iran's acquisition of nukes. Ms. Waters describes this opposition as "unpatriotic":
"I raise questions about patriotism," she said, "and for those who think I'm talking about them, then you can deal with that any way you want to deal with it."
Well, here's how I'll deal with it: I'll just call it like I see it. You're a barely functioning brain stem connected to an overly active larynx, a vicious, dishonest political hack who narrowly avoided being censured by the House for ethics violations only because, at the time, it was controlled by worthless parasites every bit as detrimental to good government as you are. You are the superlative example of the scoundrel for whom patriotism is the last refuge. I take solace in the likelihood that your idiocy will lead you to wrap yourself in the flag without remembering that you had first set fire to it.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

President Ratched

Boris Johnson on Hillary Clinton: “She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital.”

"Hey, I resemble that remark!"

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

More assaults on the thin blue line

Three policemen were shot and killed in Baton Rouge this morning. A suspect is also dead.

Update: Killer identified as a member of Nation of Islam, vocal racist.

Time to ban dangerous firearms features

Like...barrel shrouds.

By the way, if guns are such terrible instruments of wanton killing, why don't liberals want to advertise their homes as gun-free zones?

Sunday funnies

This guy uses some great special effects to create a series of comical illusions (the gross photo still, incidentally, is bogus click bait; there's nothing so crass in the video):

Em on a Whim is back with a demonstration of why Walmart doesn't use Marine drill instructors as greeters (strong language alert):

Looks a little redundant to me.

The virtual life is getting stranger all the time.

Managing expectations:

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nice shootin', Deputy!

"Investigators say an off-duty Colorado sheriff’s deputy fired a bullet straight down the barrel of a suspect’s gun, a shot they called 'one in a billion.'”

H/T: Mrs. Paco

We've had some real scorchers here at the Paco Command Center lately

How hot is it?

This hot...

When the going gets tough...

...the tough, er, go golfing.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Allah of ISIS must be a supernatural fiend...

...if this kind of thing is pleasing in his sight: "France 'Suppressed Reports of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre".

Now what?

Military coup underway in Turkey.

Happy Feet Friday

Red Allen and his ensemble, featuring Ken Kersey and his finger-bustin' piano boogie-woogie style, perform K.K. Boogie.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Maybe he will present a case study

I get lots of emails at work advertising seminars, webinars, conferences and so on. Today, I received a pitch to attend a cyber-security symposium at which one of the keynote speakers will be...FBI Director James Comey. I suppose he'll focus on non-actionable incidents of extreme carelessness.

Massacre in France as driver of truck plows into crowds in Nice

Scores are dead, and more than a hundred injured. ISIS is celebrating, and there's this: "Officials have now confirmed that the vehicle was found to be laden with grenades and weapons."

The world stands anxiously by as President Obama searches futilely for a motive.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sounds like an interesting idea

Chicago activist: "we need to abolish the police, period."

Yeah, tell you what. Start small. Try it out in your community, Ms. Chicago Activist. See how that works out for you after a week. Hell, just try it for a day. Be sure to report back with your findings.

Meanwhile, at a memorial service for the murdered Dallas policemen, B.O. demonstrates, once again, that he has no class, but lots of brass, as he weaves his devisive views on race into what should have been a straight-up eulogy.

Victor Davis Hanson admirably sums up Barry's m.o. here: "Unfortunately, President Obama, ever since he first appeared on the national political scene in 2008, has systematically adopted a rhetoric and an agenda that is predicated on dividing up the country according to tribal grievances, in hopes of recalibrating various factions into a majority grievance culture."

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Maybe if the kid is trying to buy a Gutenburg Bible

Otherwise, this is just more equine excrement from the Horse's-Ass-in-Chief: "It is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than it is to get his hands on a computer or even a book."


And a very classy one, at that: "Pa. Police Officer Picks Up the Tab for Couple That Refused to Sit Next to Him".

Ahhhh, so that's it

Grouchy Old cripple discovers the real reason FBI Director James Comey declined to recommend criminal charges against Hillary.

Some straight talk on race

From the hilarious Terrence Williams.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Our worsers

Kurt Schlicter has written another fire-breathing editorial about our self-appointed elite:
Have you elitists ever met normal Americans? Try this little experiment. Jump in your Prius and drive to, say, Oklahoma. Go ahead, Google it – I’ll wait. Then find a bar and go in after work. Look for a guy at a table in boots and jeans and a work shirt enjoying a Coors or some other non-craft, non-pumpkin-infused beer. Then tell him this:

“Hey stupid, you’re dumb because your parents couldn’t send you to college. You’re also dumb for believing in Jesus. You’re a sucker and a baby killer for joining the Army and fighting in Iraq. Plus, you have privilege because your great-great-great-great grandfather came from Glasgow. So I’m going to tell you what to do from now on. I’m your boss and moral superior. You’re going to let any dude dressed like a woman into the bathroom with your daughter. You’re going to turn in your global warming-causing pick-up truck. You’re going to be out of your job when we finish off the oil industry. You’re going to give up your guns. And I don’t care what you say about any of it. You don’t matter. You don’t get a say. Also, you’re racist.”

See how that works out, but check your dental coverage first. Now, think about how that strategy is going to work out in our country as a whole.

Infernal Revenue Service

DoublePlusUndead has a list of rather surprising items in the funding bill related to the IRS (surprising because you'd have thought that some of them would long ago have become standard operating procedure).


Who knew?

Tim Blair relates how he was robbed in the restroom of a McDonald's restaurant in Dallas 25 years ago (strangely, it sounds like one of the friendliest holdups on record, no doubt due to Tim's invincible cheerfulness).

Here's the problem with that, professor...

NRA members are the ones who already have guns: "Anti-Gun Ohio Professor: Shoot Up NRA Headquarters, Leave No Survivors".

I go to the indoor range at the NRA's national headquarters every month or so, and I can guarantee that such a strategy would backfire pretty dramatically.

Of course, the professor now claims he was joking. I hope no one takes him seriously.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday funnies

Don't despair: there is hope for those who suffer from bitchy resting face.

This guy is quite the down-home kook (he was also the point driver for my brother's squad when they served in Iraq; Bro Paco said he helped them preserve their sanity). Here he does voices of famous people on the Titanic.

Liven up the pool this summer with these cool floats.

This guy exemplifies the can-do spirit that drives the sales team at Paco Enterprises.

Dining out at the alligator farm (a classic case of Who, whom?)

Friday, July 8, 2016

That's why they're called "underlings"

"Hillary Clinton blames State Department colleagues for classified secrets in emails".

Hillary's throne of skulls will make an interesting addition to the Oval Office.


Snipers in Dallas have shot eleven police officers, killing five.

Happy Feet Friday

The scrumptious Ann Miller can, indeed, be hard to handle.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Clinton platform

Another zinger from A.F. Branco, via Legal Insurrection.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Yo, Barry

You're not running a relay race: "I’m ready to pass the baton".

Assortment (Hillary Walks edition)

"Complete whitewash" - William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection

"James Comey Sells Out" - Austin Bay

"The Day the Rule of Law Died" - Michael Walsh at PJ Media

"Hillary's Banana Republic" - David French at NRO

"FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook" - Andrew McCarthy at NRO

"An outrage...Astonishing" - Rand Paul (cited at Hot Air).

"The Fix Was In" - New York Post editorial board

You get the gist. FBI Director James Comey provided an extensive list of Hillary Clinton's violations of law at a press conference today, and then summed it all up by saying that "no reasonable prosecutor" would recommend an indictment. I guess a "reasonable prosecutor" is one who decides that he'd like to keep his job, no matter what.

I can well imagine the shade of Boss Tweed looking down (or up, as the case may be) at the Clintons and shaking his head in admiration and envy.

Update: "Ex-U.S. Prosecutors: FBI’s Clinton Press Conference ‘Absolutely Bizarre’" - Washington Free Beacon

"Speculation on Peculation" - DoublePlusUndead

The NY Post scores again...

Monday movie (Tuesday edition)

Clint Eastwood in "Get off my lawn" mode.

Monday, July 4, 2016

"We owe them nothing"

Kurt Schlicter's stirring denunciation of the ruling class and its contempt for the very concept of law. A sample:
Now it seems we actually have a new social contract – do what we say and don’t resist, and in return we’ll abuse you, lie about you, take your money, and look down upon you in contempt. What a bargain!

It’s not a social contract anymore – American society today is a suicide pact we never agreed to and yet we’re expected to go first.

I say “No.”

We owe them nothing - not respect, not loyalty, not obedience. Nothing.

Happy Fourth of July!

The foundation...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

The Towpath Volunteers give a rousing version of Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday funnies

New from Paco Enterprises men's products division: Nadkins (developed in association with Captain Heinrichs, head of product development).

Wait until he finds out he's not in the will: "A Russian Family Has Been Living With a Bear For 23 years".

It was only a matter of time before parents began getting back at their children through social media: "10 Funny Trolls Who Recreated Selfies".

If only I had known it was this easy...

Babe Ruth duck hunting in 1937 (and exhibiting some highly idiosyncratic views on gun safety)...

I've had a few mornings like this...

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Mel Gibson has a new movie coming out, Hacksaw Ridge, about a conscientious objector in WWII who served as a medic and won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in saving scores of lives during the Battle of Okinawa. Looks promising.

More outstanding work from TSA, as they stop a terrorist disabled teen cold in her tracks.

It's not about gun control, it's about people control.

Once again, the NY Post strikes gold:

Last seen wetting his pants while firing an AR-15, Gersh Kuntzman now takes on that old standard, "God Bless America".

I'm with John Hawkins on this: "I Am Never Going To Be a Part of Your Sick Liberal Worldview".

Via Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Why Bill Clinton's unscheduled meeting with AG Loretta Lynch was a bad idea, even if they did just talk about grandchildren and golf.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

The king of Western Swing, Bob Wills, knocks out the Boot Heel Rag.