Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Too good to wait for the Sunday funnies

Joe Fernandez explains the math to Andrea Mitchell.

Fake news done right

Here's how it's done, folks; from the November 9, 1874 edition of the New York Herald: "Awful Calamity".

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sorry, Cankles, those recounts aren't going to clear your path to the White House

Green Party candidate Jill Stein's strange interest in the possibility of voting irregularities in three states Hillary was expected to win is unlikely to lead to any significant change in the results of the election (except perhaps to widen Trump's lead).

No, Hillary's somehow just going to have to find a way to wrap what's left of her mind around the fact that she lost. And she should spare herself the indignity of pressing her nose against the window like an adult version of the little match girl.

(Photo gratefully lifted from the excellent Ed Driscoll)

Now here's a guy who sounds like a very interesting pick for the Trump administration

Meet John Allison, CEO of BB&T Bank.

No country for Mrs. Paco

In addition to her other miseries, Mrs. Paco suffers from asthma - so I guess Melbourne is out as a destination: "Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 8".

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Best Castro sendoff headline?

I like this one from The Washington Free Beacon: "AdiĆ³s, Dirtbag".

The .38 Super

Some history and stats on one of my favorite calibers.

Sunday funnies

Castro's real gripe with the U.S...

(H/T: Ammoland)

Maybe these can be used against the Ethiopian ants.

Hey, you don't want to catch the Ninja-bread Man!

Military personnel experience a close one this Thanksgiving.

After Canadian PM Justin Trudeau beclowns himself with a gag-worthy encomium to the late Fidel Castro, numerous wags on the internet disport themselves in plying the Trudeau eulogy meme.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Get on your stompin' shoes, folks

"African ant 'supercolony' poised to invade the planet".


The establishment is not going down quietly.


Has anybody out there heard of a company called Bemer? I think it's a European outfit that sells some kind of bed-size pad that is connected to electronic gizmos that supposedly help circulation. A friend of Mrs. Paco's is trying to interest her in one, but they are very pricey, and I can't find out anything about the product.

Things really are looking up with Trump

Not only is the stock market booming, but Cuban leader dictator Fidel Castro has died.

Gonna be one hell of a party in Miami tonight.

Update: Some initial reactions collected by Glenn Reynolds.

Update II: Donald Trump's statement (how sweet it is!)
"Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.

"While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.

"Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba."
Update III: Compare and contrast: when General Pinochet died, he was described as a "former dictator", practically everywhere. Castro is the "former Cuban leader". The biases of the mainstream press are truly irredeemable.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

Plenty of happy feet in this scene from Cabin in the Sky, featuring Duke Ellington and his band.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving Day

Update: Good advice for those who are forced to keep company with lefty relatives - "How to Talk to Your Pansy Marxist Nephew at Thanksgiving".

Update II: Kurt Schlichter:
Thanksgiving is a magical time when families gather together in a traditional celebration featuring gratitude, joyous fellowship, and the cruel mockery of insufferable millennial relatives. We are also seeing the rise of a new Thanksgiving tradition: tiresome, geek-scribbled columns about how to talk to your obnoxious conservative uncle at the dinner table that pop up every year on essential millennial websites like Vox, Salon, and Perpetual Barista.

But how about some guidance for those of us who eagerly embrace our inner obnoxious conservative uncle? Well, here are some helpful hints for when that smug tool spawned by your sister and her twitchy second husband opens up his piehole for something other than inserting pie.
Read the whole thing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

About damned time

"Pentagon to End Gun-Free Zones on Military Bases".

One could grow rich betting against Paul Krugman

Economist Paul Krugman (Nobel-winning economist, as the article points out) has Voiced Another Opinion. This time, he states that, with the election of Trump, "We're about to enter, or may already have entered, an era of corrupt governance unprecedented in US history".

Gawrsh, Paul, you mean even more corrupt than Hillary Clinton and her stint at State? More corrupt than her "charitable" foundation's influence peddling?

I suspect that Krugman will wind up being as wrong with this prognostication as he is about everything else.

Terrible news

Is is always a sad thing to read of the deaths of our men and women in uniform. This one touches me nearly, as it affects a member of our blogging community.

God rest the souls of Sgt. John W. Perry and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, and may He comfort their families and friends in this, a time of heart-breaking grief.

Monday, November 21, 2016

That makes two of us

I'm ashamed that Donald Sutherland is white, too.

China fat-shaming North Korea's porky dictator

"North Korea has made a state request to officials in China pleading for them to stop referring to ‘glorious leader’ Kim Jong-un as fat.

Ministers have reportedly asked their neighbours to refrain from referring to the chunky Swiss cheese fan as Jin San Pang or ‘Kim Fatty III’ in media or conversations."

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

Sunday, November 20, 2016

There's fake, and then there's New York Times fake

Bill McMorris at The Washington Free Beacon provides a tongue-in-cheek salute to the NYT for its new crusade against "fake news" - which looks like an exercise that the paper ought to start by implementing at home.

Hillary's new logo


Why not a hundred percent?

"The Norwegian government’s planned contribution to the Clinton Foundation next year will be nearly 90 percent off its peak, news outlets in Norway are reporting."

Sunday funnies

Oklahoma traffic reporter offers helpful information for people fleeing to Canada.

You can push Santa a little, but he has his limits.

(H/T to friend and commenter Mike W for both of the above videos)

One of the earliest real estate scams: Greenland.


President-elect Trump (ooooo, how I love typing that!) has met with retired Marine General James Mattis, which is reportedly creating some anxiety in the Secret Service.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

From the Department of Things I Really Wish Had Been Captured On Video

The homeowner, who is in her 70s, told police that she was in bed when she heard a noise in her kitchen.

She went downstairs to check on the noise, only to find an arm reaching in through a window. The victim said “I started scratching, digging at his skin, pushing him, just knocking the crap out of him with my fists.”

The hapless burglar was apparently stuck in the window. Then the woman ran to grab her gun and call 911. Returning to the window, the elderly woman began to beat the intruder with the butt of her gun.
Nice going, Granny! One small quibble, though. If you're going to beat someone with a gun, use the muzzle end; holding the gun by the barrel and using it like a hammer could possibly lead to the gun discharging and injuring you.

Yes, yes we do

"We win".

Interesting example of racism

Notorious white supremacist Jeff Sessions desegregated schools in Alabama and got a Klansman sentenced to death.

Huh. I guess it was all a ruse to cover up how much he hates black people.

Liberal flight watch

Has a single celebrity who threatened to leave the country if Trump won actually, you know, left?

Friday, November 18, 2016



That's George Mason University, folks, a place you might want to give a miss if you're looking for a place for your kids to get a genuine education.

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

Oh, by the way...

Nice goin', Democrats!

If she wasn't on it before, she must be now

Mall Santa gets suspended for putting Hillary on his "naughty" list.

So Santa now numbers himself among the Clintons' many victims.

Should be an interesting Christmas...

Santa got banned. Now he's back - and he's pissed.

Happy Feet Friday

Doris Day, with Les Brown and his orchestra, perform "There's Good Blues Tonight" (1946).

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Good on ya, Joe

Joe Biden, of all people, utters a calming, sensible opinion:
Vice President Joe Biden says he’s not worried about the incoming administration’s readiness to take over the White House.

Biden told reporters after meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday that he’s “confident on day one everything will be in good hands.”
Of course, it could be that Old Joe is just trying to sweet talk his way into that ambassadorship to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

"Vell, he vould at least be more entertaining dan dat Kerry fellow. Gott in Himmel, vat a dummkopf dat guy is!"


An attempt by some Republican congressmen to restore earmarks got shot down today.

Obviously, there are people on our side who have some lessons to learn, too.

The latest scapegoat for Hillary's loss?

An algorithm nicknamed "Ada".

Yeah, there they go, stereotyping again. "It's the algorithm that did it!" You just can't get away from algorithmism in America, these days.

Immigrants still displacing native-born Americans

H/T: Instapundit


I passed an acquaintance of mine in the hall today - a rather soft, self-indulgent young fellow who has always struck me as possessing an unearned amount of esteem for his own intelligence - and I greeted him with a routine, "How's it going?" He paused a moment and said, "Ok, I guess. Just enjoying the last two months of America."

As he entered the men's room, I could not suppress murmuring the word "dumbass". Yet this is typical of so many of the bright young things whose knowledge of practically everything was formed within the inside-the-beltway echo chamber. It is doubtless unchristian of me, but I find the absolute shock being experienced by all these (formerly) complacent and smug cogs in the wheel of Leviathan to be extremely gratifying. And who knows? Perhaps a small handful will actually gain some wisdom from recent events.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Philosophical piffle from an intellectualoid

According to Noam Chomsky, "the Republican Party has become the most dangerous organization in world history".

Got that? The most dangerous organization in world history. More dangerous than the Communist Party in the Soviet Union under Stalin, more dangerous than the Chi-Coms under Mao during the Cultural Revolution, more dangerous than Hitler and his Nazis. And why is that? Because Trump doesn't buy into climate change, so he's literally going to create hell on earth.

There's no fool like a man educated beyond his intelligence.

My kingdom is not of this world

Some great points from the suave and cerebral Smitty at The Other McCain on the subject of SJWs and their illegitimate attempts to co-opt Our Lord for the Left. A sample:
If you cherry pick the Bible for bumper stickers you think can be repurposed to serve some secular agenda, you might be working for the wrong team.

Nothings says, "We've learned our lesson about losing touch with the middle class"... a collection of elitist billionaires organizing resistance to a Trump presidency.

Dingy Harry endorses Keith Ellison for DNC chairmanship

No surprise there. Just a case of hack calling to hack (for details on the interesting past of Mr. Ellison, see this post by Scott Johnson at Powerline).

What I hope is that Harry Reid leaves his body to science, and, once angels waft his spirit to its eternal reward, expert taxidermists hollow out the corpse and use it to illustrate the anus in a giant model of the human digestive tract to be displayed in a museum.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday funnies

Patrick the starfish, from the Sponge Bob cartoon series, now overlooks the Kremlin...

Comical comics screw-ups.

Friday, November 11, 2016

David Brooks clings to his irrelevance as if it were an inflatable sex doll

The opening lines of his latest column reek of Brooks's signature elitist obliviousness:
If your social circles are like mine, you spent Tuesday night swapping miserable texts. Not all, but many of my friends and family members were outraged, stunned, disgusted and devastated.
Well, Dave, maybe you need to make your circle a little more inclusive.

And then there's this bit of moral posturing:
[W]e simply don’t yet know how much racism or misogyny motivated Trump voters. It is true that those voters are willing to tolerate a lot more bigotry in their candidate than I’d be willing to tolerate.
On the other hand, "those voters" don't seem to be willing to tolerate the levels of corruption and hypocrisy that you were willing to tolerate in, I presume, hoping for a Clinton victory.

But not to worry, lefties, everything will ultimately work out for the best:
After all, the guy will probably resign or be impeached within a year. The future is closer than you think.
Yes, Dave, yes it is, and when the deteriorating financial performance of the NYT finally results in the transformation of that once great newspaper into a supermarket coupon flyer, I'll be looking for your elegantly written invitations to avail ourselves of the latest bargains on, say, Libby's black-eyed peas or maybe Gordon's fish sticks.

Cry me a river

If this doesn't give you a Schadenboner, nothing will.

Note the chunky woman's demonstration of class at the end of the video.

Cranky old political hack falling off of exercise machines again

Soon-to-be ex-Senator Harry Reid hoots and hurls feces at Trump through the rusty bars of his ideological cage.
Reid’s statement further declared that “white nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory” in Tuesday’s election, “while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear.”
I am so glad to see this semi-ambulant a$$hole retire.

Update: Even ducks have a low opinion of Harry Reid...

A debt we can never repay

Thanks to all of our glorious men and women in uniform.

Losers lost in their loserdom

A priceless photo of White House staffers listening to their boss talking about the election results on Wednesday.

Update: Obama, petty to the last.

Happy Feet Friday

Coleman Hawkins and his orchestra swing out in this live radio broadcast of Chant of the Groove.

Bonus video! Man, I'm just not through celebrating Trump's takedown of Clinton, so I'm reposting this hot dance number, featuring Jimmy Dorsey's rendition of One O'Clock Jump, from the 1944 film short "Groovie Movie" (one of the best examples I know of pure, exuberant, joyous rug-cutting - precisely captures my ecstatic discovery of the election's outcome).

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How did these people survive the evolutionary process?

Seriously, how did they? It's as if some species of fat, flightless, dim-witted bird - say the Raphus cucullatus - had thriven and multiplied in the midst of its first encounters with extreme adversity, rather than swerved into the express lane to extinction.
President-elect Donald Trump is driving New Yorkers crazy.

Anxiety is so high in the Big Apple following Trump’s astonishing presidential win that patients are rushing to their therapists to book emergency therapy sessions.

Dr. Chloe Carmichael, a clinical psychologist and stress management expert based in Manhattan, said she was already swamped at 7 a.m. Wednesday helping her clients navigate their emotions surrounding the election’s results.
Sorry, Big Apple snowflakes, but your ship has hit the iceberg of reality, and the navigator can't help you now.

Hey, there's always Canada.

"But...but...but...the polls!"


"Looks like they've got us surrounded."

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Public service announcement

How to move to Canada.

Update: Wait, not so fast.

And great was the wonder in heaven thereat

The astounding victory of Donald Trump is no doubt a phenomenon that will be meditated upon and discussed by everyone in the coming weeks.

But the hell with that. As bandleader Kay Kyser used to say, "C'mon, chill'un, lez dance!"

Update: I confess, I went to bed last night around 10:30, fully expecting to wake up this morning and see the news filled with Hillary's smiling zombie face. When the alarm clock went off at 6 am, I reached over, grabbed my cell phone and brought up Drudge on Google and...Wow! Stunning, stunning win. Trump's victory really is an impressive achievement. He had to fight not only the Democratic Party, but the Clintonostra*, the wildly hyper-partisan press, and a not insignificant unit of conservative and moderate NeverTrumpers.

For me, the biggest thrill was seeing the destruction of the Clinton machine. A Hillary victory would have institutionalized and consolidated the corruption that attends her and her circle of ministers-without-portfolio everywhere they go. Plus, I get to keep my guns and maybe even see Obama Care either overturned or "reformed" out of existence. And of course, there's the Supreme Court, the repudiation of Barack Obama's reign of error, the reversal of his executive orders...the list goes on and on.

*Not my own coinage, but a great word. I regret that I cannot remember where I first saw it.

Update II: A really good analytical piece by Jim Newell (at Slate, of all places).

Update III: Oh, yeah, added bonus: our new First Lady.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Vote like the existence of republican government depends on it

Because it does.

I recommend readers to this eloquent post by Veeshir, which exactly matches my own views on the mounting threats to our liberty posed by the Leviathan State, and the necessity of voting down the Clinton criminal syndicate. He also provides valuable historical context; this section of his post, particularly, coincides with my own observations:
Looking back, the 2012 reelection of Obama was different in a momentous way. I would argue that the failure of the American people to reject Obama after seeing his manner of governance may go down in the history books as the beginning of the end [Amen! - Paco]. By the end of his first term, Obama had blown the better part of a trillion dollars on a “stimulus” program that hindered rather than helped, he had retroactively lost the hard-won war in Iraq giving rise to ISIS, and he put about a fifth of the economy into a fascistic program that was designed to fail and is in fact failing spectacularly right now, causing both financial and personal medical turmoil across the land. He got nearly every foreign policy decision wrong, alienated allies particularly the UK and Israel, bent over for the Russians and Iranians, and mucked up Honduras. Despite all this and quite a bit more, the American voters re-elected the bastard.
Read the whole thing.

Update: Veeshir points out that the author of that post is a co-blogger, sockless joe.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Home again

I sprung Mrs. Paco from the rehab clinic this morning, and, so relieved was she, you'd have thought that I had liberated her from a P.O.W. camp. She's resting comfortably at home now. Naturally, I took the precaution of warning her that there, er, might be a few little things out of place, since she's been gone for nearly two weeks. Still, I didn't do too bad a job. Sure, the place looks a bit like a hog wallow, but a very high end hog wallow.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Yes, by all means, let's give this woman the nuke codes

The root of all evil

Pay My Foundation...

Happy Feet Friday

Acoustic guitar magic with Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Doc Watson.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hillary who?

The Atlantic is apparently not just a magazine, but a gathering place for throne sniffers: "Why is Hillary Clinton so widely loved?"

Yeah, whenever I hear this song, I immediately think of Granny Cankles (don't you?)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fair and balanced

I figure I ought to put at least one Hillary ad up here:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Caption contest

"Auuugh! The EpiPen just kicked in!"

I missed out on Halloween this year

But Veeshir didn't. Check out this tale of Halloween horror hilarity.

Quote of the week from Ed Driscoll

And it's only Tuesday! "[W]hen you’re the Democrats, you go to war against the American people with the candidate you have".

Update: Longer quote of the week, from Mark Steyn:
Hillary got rich, Bill got laid, republican virtue got screwed. Like the sickly leaders of late-Soviet politburos, both appear older and feebler than their years: once the star performer of the double-act, Bill staggers around like the Blowjob of Dorian Grey; the life has all but literally been sucked out of him. His straight-woman, once the reliably stolid, stone-faced Margaret Dumont of his cigar-waggling routine, now has to be propped up on street bollards and fed lines by her medical staff. When she shuts down and she's out cold, who's driving the pantsuit? Huma? Cheryl? Podesta? Bill and Hillary have been consumed by their urges. America would be electing the Walking Dead, insatiable and fatal to the touch, but utterly hollow.

James Carville goes full Joe McCarthy

Ol' snake-face Carville thinks the ruskies are working with the GOP to derail the Hillary Express.

Of course, Joe McCarthy wound up being right about the general theme of Soviet subversion in the U.S. Carville is simply...nuts.