Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

2016 was a year of close calls. Here's hoping for clear sailing in 2017, as the Clinton machine gets towed to the scrap yard and Donald Trump begins the work of tearing down Barry's elaborate tinker-toy Leviathan. Good health and prosperity to Paco Nation, and thanks to all my readers and commenters for keeping the place lively.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Barack H. Irrelevant

Obama: We're kicking 35 Russian diplomats out of the country for spying.

Putin: Meh.

Happy Feet Friday

Mat "Guitar" Murphy performs "Murphy's Boogie", with an assist from Memphis Slim on piano. Watch those fingers fly!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I guess there really is a significant anthropogenic component to climate change

Assuming NOAA employees are human: "100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering".

Kerry chooses poorly - again

John, you can either be silent or be viewed as an obvious dumbass, your choice.

John Kerry to open pie hole for one last speech

The subject is "a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians", so you know it's going to be more Obama administration mischief-making.

By the way, Drudge has a great photo of Kerry and Netanyahu...

"One-a these days, John, one-a these days...

Welcome to California

Step away from the coffee cup.
A California man is in the midst of a lengthy legal battle following a driving under the influence charge that was issued almost 18 months ago for operating a car while under the influence of caffeine, reports said.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Once again, I have to go to Australia to get the facts

Tim Blair uncovers the most devious and far-seeing plot in history.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith

Thomas Sowell - economist, historian, philosopher and all-around big idea man - is retiring. A brilliant man of many talents, perhaps Dr. Sowell's greatest gift is the ability to convey complex ideas in simple prose that positively shines with crystal clear logic. He will be greatly missed; however, he has created a large body of work that will stand the test of time and will serve to educate future generations (if they are wise enough to heed him).

Tyler O'Neil at PJ Media has collected 14 representative quotes, plus a bonus quote, the truth of which I see proved virtually every day: "People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything."

Monday, December 26, 2016

Obama: "I might just weigh in"

You do that, Barry.

We'll be standing by, ready to assess your weighty opinions.

You go first

"[Associate Professor] Cicariello-Maher, a white man who specializes in race and racism among other topics, has been the subject of criticism from media outlets and social media users after he tweeted on Saturday, 'All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.'"

The guy in the photo at the link looks white as a slice of Merita bread, so I expect him to knock back a glass of hemlock any time now. You know, to get the ball rolling.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

What a YUUUGE Christmas!

(Via Girls Just Wanna Have Guns)

Update: Democrats facing mass extinction?

Hillary Stassen Clinton

Like a series of increasingly bad horror movie sequels, Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy threatens to stretch out for years, becoming a perennial feature of American politics, if Ed Klein is right.
Hillary Clinton intends to keep her campaign organization together for the next four years and run again for president in 2020.

“She’s convinced that, sooner than later, the voters will come to their senses and realize they made a horrible mistake by putting [Donald] Trump in the White House,” a source close to Hillary told Ed Klein Confidential. “She’s sure the voters will beg her to get in the race and she says, ‘I’m going to run again in 2020.’”
Personally, I'm thinking that eventually Hillary will be physically restrained talked out of this foolishness by her friends and associates. If not, I suppose she'll become the Democrats' Harold Stassen, a Republican who was a more or less serious contender in 1948, but who quickly faded - except in his own mind, ultimately throwing his battered hat in the ring a total of nine times, and becoming little more than fodder for stand-up comics and late-night talk show hosts.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Leftists may have overplayed their hand

Again. John Hinderaker over at Powerline theorizes that the viciousness of the left's attacks on Trump, his family and his supporters has pushed him farther to the right than he might otherwise have been inclined to go.
It was inevitable that the campaign would push Trump to the right. Even under normal circumstances, he would have come under attack by the Democrats, some of it unfair. But the extreme nature of this year’s campaign–the constant slurs against Trump as a racist, an anti-Semite (that one was particularly absurd) and so on, the explicit effort to “de-normalize” him as a candidate and as a President, the idiotic and futile attempt to deprive Trump of his victory by bribing and threatening electors–can only have created in Trump a steely resolve to defeat his enemies (in some cases, his former friends), the liberals.
All I can say is, keep up the good work, haters!

Merry Christmas!

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law (Galatians 4:4)

Best wishes to Paco Nation for a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

And may America truly become great again, with liberty and justice for all.

Update: The comments includes the good wishes of friend and commenter Fitzroy, from whom I've not heard in a long time. He hasn't posted to his blog, Arts and Ammo, in several years, but, for my money, he's still got the coolest banner in blogdom.

Friday, December 23, 2016

President P. Pilate Pussypants closes out his abominable reign by firing one last salvo at Israel

"Obama Administration Allows Anti-Israel UN Resolution Against Settlements to Pass".

I have a quart of "apple pie" - whiskey from the hills of North Carolina, sealed in a Mason jar from which the tax stamps seem to have mysteriously disappeared, seasoned with cinnamon sticks (and which, based on past experience, does indeed possess an aftertaste reminiscent of apple pie) - that I plan on decanting on Obama's last day as president, and I intend to toast the departure of this petulant, ignorant, over-hyped faculty-lounge lizard from the national scene to the extent of as many shot glasses-full as I can put away without falling over.

And thank you, Donald Trump, for sparing us from the horrible fate of having to live under the tyranny of this execrable stick-figure's intended replacement.

Update: Roger Simon condemns the predictable, but nonetheless absurd, attempts by the Left to project their own anti-Semitism on to Trump and his advisers.

Bad guy dead

"Rookie Italian policeman guns down fugitive Berlin killer".

Happy Feet Friday

Johnny Hodges is behind the wheel, so you know The Jeep is Jumpin'.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Donaldus Maximus

(Via email from Bro Paco)

Monday, December 19, 2016

And so, it is, indeed, to be President Trump

The Electoral College puts Trump over the top, and the "faithless" electors turn out to be primarily Hillary's - one casting a vote for the superbly named Faith Spotted Eagle.

Ah, I shall have to encourage some future disaffected electors to cast votes for those two noble Native American members of the Paco clan - Steals Other Men's Horses and Pantsed By His Foes.

Terror never takes a holiday

The Russian ambassador to Turkey is assassinated in Ankara, and a terrorist drives a truck into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin.

Spread thin

The Clinton Archipelago.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cannibalism among the Democrats

Podesta is attacking Attorney General Lynch's FBI.

Podesta is also now suggesting collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"Forget it, John. They wouldn't believe me when there were Russian agents actually working for the freakin' U.S. Government".

Now, if you really want to talk collusion...

Sunday funnies (cont'd)

More Russian hacking!

Sunday funnies

Hillary's farewell to her rich donors (thanks to friend and commenter Mike_W for capturing the moment).

Ugly Christmas sweaters? We got 'em!

If you're going to plan a robbery, you really need to avoid pocket-dialing 911.

Hey, I love getting homemade gifts from grandma...

Saturday, December 17, 2016


Michelle Obama is no longer proud of America (hey, I'm pretty jazzed, myself).

Elderly actress stars in amateur production of Sunset Boulevard.

As somebody like, say, Paul Krugman could probably tell you, of course the CIA isn't going to brief Congress on the alleged Russian hacking of the election because, you know, congressional Republicans are in on it.

I'm rapidly approaching the time when the only place I want to see George Soros' name in writing is on the face of his tombstone.

I bet Putin soiled himself over this display of Obama's wrath.

Scratch a progressive, find a totalitarian.

Obama closes out his reign with yet another whopper.

Picture of old, dead white punk removed in order to promote, er, diversity.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

Shufflin' and rollin' with Buddy Johnson and his orchestra.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

So how come I had to go all the way to Australia to find this U.S. election news?

Clay Higgins, erstwhile captain in the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, has successfully run for Congress.

Check out the videos at the link for some lawman awesomeness. Come on, now, git ya some!

Fake news to become more one-sided

"Facebook Using Unreliable Liberal Fact-Checker To Fight ‘Fake News’".

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What if the Democrats weren't sabotaged by Russia?

What if they were sabotaged by... Democrats?


The gun-control flick, "Miss Sloane", looks to be a colossal flop.

I haven't seen the movie, but, judging by the trailer, it appears to have all the subtlety, nuance and depth of a Chinese opera from the period of the Cultural Revolution.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Kind of like the Board of Directors of Packard Automobile discussing the company's 10-year plan in 1956


Sunday funnies

Fishing can be quite terrifying (H/T Mike_W)...

If you're going to be spending time in an arctic region, better wear fur-lined shorts.

Just in time for Christmas: the Happy Hour Playset! (H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

Going out in style...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Oh, that's rich

Hillary "The Video Made Them Do It" Clinton now says she lost the election because of fake news. Maybe it was her own fake news that did her in.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

Some very happy feet, indeed, as the Lindy Hoppers do the Big Apple.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sounds like a portent

Wait...Better double-check that url...No, it's not the Onion: "Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday his family's pet chicken named Hillary died right before the election".

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Augean stables are going to look like child's play compared to the job ahead of this guy

Good luck, sir!
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday. Environmental groups quickly denounced the choice.

Pruitt, 48, has been a reliable booster of the fossil fuel industry and an outspoken critic of what he derides as the EPA’s “activist agenda.”

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday funnies

Cheerfully swiped from Instapundit...

Goes for Hillary voters, too...

Ah, good times, good times: "10 Strange And Forgotten Pastimes Of Decades Past".

Accept no substitutes...

Donald Trump plans to keep his promise on deporting aliens.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

What's he going to call it, "See B.S."?

"President Barack Obama has been discussing a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching his own media company, according to multiple sources who spoke on background because they were not authorized to speak for the president."

Frankly, I'd rather watch this than anything on Barry's network...

Preparing kids for entry into the Ancient and Pusillanimous Order of Precious Snowflakedom

Gotta start 'em young: "Toddler’s ‘Scary’ Pants Banned From Preschool".
A mom was told her toddler’s cartoon monster leggings were too scary for preschool.

A mom put her toddler in what she thought was a cute pair of cartoon monster-themed leggings, but they were deemed too scary and were banned by his preschool. Apparently, another mom at the daycare complained, saying the leggings had frightened her child [italicization mine - Paco].
Well, "another mom" is certainly setting little Horace or Chauncey or whatever up for a life requiring a continuous series of safe spaces.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

Peggy Lee's caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.