Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a great 2018! And may the Winning never end.

And for our enemies, may the losing go on forever.

Sunday funnies

The late, great Flip Wilson teaches some history you definitely won't find in books.

Bob Menery says what sports announcers would likw to say, but don't dare (language alert).

Well, it's something to put on the mantle, anyway (from a special feature at Powerline, "The Year in Pictures")...

I think rule #1 of shoplifting is not to draw attention to yourself (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Customer in Madison, WI barbershop gets the "Larry Fine" cut - against his wishes. (H/T: Ditto)

Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Peggy Lee teams up with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in a terrific arrangement of "You're So Easy to Dance With".

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

You know what's more powerful than white privilege?

Congressional privilege: "Teacher claims United gave away her first-class seat to a congresswoman" (the absurd Sheila Jackson Lee, to be precise).

Is there a Nobel Prize for stupid?

If not, there ought to be; then Paul Krugman would have two: "Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times contributor Paul Krugman has an interesting idea for what should become a national icon if America can 'survive' the presidency of Donald Trump: 'pink pussy hats.'

Because nothing says land of the free and home of the brave like pink pussy hats. Go ahead, Paul; but, in your case, this really does seem like an extreme case of gilding the lily.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Every time I see a photo of Rep. Luis Gutierrez...

...I'm reminded of one of those character's from John Carpenter's The Thing whose alien parasite is on the verge of popping out of its host's body. I guess it's because he spends a lot of his time being irritated.

Cinematic reference:

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Saw this over at Ace...


Tim Blair recently posted a link to a recording of Alvin and the Chipmunk's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", but slowed down to the speed at which the song was originally recorded. As Tim says, "the result is doom metal/industrial/goth horror magic."

Really, I could barely get past the first few bars. It sounds like something by Shostakovich on LSD, performed by the cello section of the Satanic Philharmonic.

God bless us, every one!

Merry Christmas from Clan Paco to all of you readers, commenters and lurkers out there. Our best wishes for a happy day and a prosperous New Year.

(Luke 2: 1-20) - In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world, andnd everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Update: Courtesy of the R-man, a beautiful hymn for the occasion.

Update II: Robert Avrech at Seraphic Secret talks some solid, common sense about the Christmas holiday, and provides a Hollywood photo essay, as well.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

That's ok, Jeff

I'm pretty sure the voters will rule it out for you: "Jeff Flake Won’t Rule Out Presidential Bid".

Who knew?

So, are those cars Thomas the Tank Engine hauls filled with Jews or captured Polish soldiers headed for concentration camps? Are the dogs in Paw Patrol really Gestapo officers? I never noticed, but something sinister must be going on, because lefties are getting triggered like mad: "CNN: ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ and ‘Paw Patrol’ Are ‘Fascist Cartoons’".

Of course, what's really going on is the Left's maniacal compulsion for seeing Fascists everywhere. This way, they get to play both (a) victims and (b) heroes, in the fantasy movies they're constantly running on the screens inside their own heads.

Here are a couple of actual Fascist cartoons, by way of contrast and historical interest - one German, designed to undermine French confidence in their allies; and one Japanese, featuring American imperialist aspirations in the form of an invasion of Japan by Mickey Mouse. Not much in the way of ambivalence, here.

Sunday funnies

Milton Berle vs. Statler and Waldorf:

I think this kind of thing happens every year around this time: "California man gets stuck in chimney during burglary attempt" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Sounds fair: "UPS loses inheritance of nearly $1M -- then offers $32 refund" (another H/T to Mrs. Paco)

Sure, it's an ugly sweater, but the music's nice.

The real question is whether the chicken actually succeeded in crossing the road (likelihood: low)...

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Another day...

...another FBI "reassignment".

Update: And another key figure in the dossier scandal has decided that it's time to retire.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

The Tractors return, with "Mary's Baby".

Exhibit A for the inherent infantilism of the Left

Progs are now reduced to working out their angst with a very special coloring book.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Unidentified Fraudulent Objectives

I'm all in favor of investigating UFOs, but the "inspiration" for the funding for this super-secret government program stinks:
The shadowy program — parts of it remain classified — began in 2007, and initially it was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time and who has long had an interest in space phenomena. Most of the money went to an aerospace research company run by a billionaire entrepreneur and longtime friend of Mr. Reid’s, Robert Bigelow, who is currently working with NASA to produce expandable craft for humans to use in space.
I think Harry Reid has also had a lifelong interest in payola, too, quite possibly stronger than his interest in "space phenomena".

UFO (seen in background) lowers an intergalactic ATM linked to Defense Dept. checking account to surface of earth for use by inferior life form and its fellows.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Changes afoot

Within the next few months, the Pacos will be withdrawing (in good order, I hope) to the balmier climes of Southport, North Carolina, where we will be establishing a new command center. This represents a return to my homeland, in a way (I'm from North Carolina, although I never lived near the coast). Cabbage palms thrive there, so I'm counting on generally warmer weather. Southport is, according to the town's literature, a place of "salubrious breezes", which we are hoping will benefit Mrs. Paco, who suffers from various respiratory ailments.

And Mrs. Paco, good sport that she is, has agreed that we can spend a month or so every year out west, the land for which I have long yearned, ever since we spent a year and a half in Arizona while I attended graduate school.

Seems about right

(Via Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Paco gumbo

I'll be offline for a few days, so here's a little bit of everything.

Chuck Berry rocks with "Run, Run, Rudolph".

Jerry Clower tells the story of his pessimistic barber.

A wrong turn goes about as wrong as it can go (language alert).

Pressure cooker fail...

Veeshir's got the end times covered.

Facts, shmacts. Global warming requires faith, baby (H/T: Common Cents).

Scientists in New Zealand have discovered fossils of a giant species of penguin. Based on an artist's reconstruction, they probably looked something like this...

Whew! What's that smell? Is that a landfill? No, it's the Mueller investigation.

Immigration minus assimilation equals disaster.

Jimmy Pruitt was a country swing and rockabilly musician active in the 50's and early sixties, and, although born blind, and largely self-taught, he had a great ear and a pair of magic hands that made him equally at home with the guitar and the piano. Here are a couple of performances from the old Town Hall Party TV program.

My guess is it's a secret Obama-era surveillance satellite.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Animals always know...

"Portrait of Hillary Clinton sets off security dogs".

(H/T: Mrs. Paco)

It's like a classic movie

I could watch it over and over again and never get tired of it...

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Whoa! That must have left a mark.

Navy razzes West Point over one of its more embarrassing cadets.

Former wanna-be Führer warns America about the dangers of Fascism

I rarely cite the Huffington Post, but this article includes a comment that is absolutely priceless.

Jughead McLightworker, whose reign is now blissfully ended, said in an interview with HuffPo that “'You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,' he told interviewer Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, after defending institutions such as freedom of religion and freedom of the press. (Obama admitted, however, that the latter sometimes drove him 'nuts' during his time in the White House [emphasis mine - Paco])".

Yeah, because, you see, there's real freedom - such as the right to keep your health insurance or your doctor - and there's bogus freedom, which is really just hate crime, such as the right not to have to bake a gay wedding cake, or the right - also a hate crime (if not treason) - to criticize left-wing foreign policy and unlimited immigration.

As Obama's legacy continues to fall apart (like the statue of Ozymandias, only at a much faster rate) we can probably expect more self-serving bleats to escape through his pursed, disapproving lips. I imagine he'll eventually wind up like Norma Desmond, watching old videos of his time in the spotlight (with Valerie Jarrett assuming the role of faithful servant Max von Mayerling, lighting his cigarettes - but only when Michelle is away).

(Image gratefully lifted from Evil Bloggerlady)

Sunday funnies

New from Perfectly Asinine Christmas Ornaments, the Hillary Tree Topper!

Help yourself: "Man cooks own food after finding worker asleep inside Waffle House". (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Quintessential California man argues for the right to throw house parties...

The Fred Astaire of cockatiels struts his stuff...

Having trouble understanding the Bitcoin phenomenon? This guy explains it all...

This week's funny t-shirt from the folks at Bad Idea...

Like a bad penny - a really old, tarnished, scratched up bad penny (via Doug Ross)...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

One area where Trump is clearly showing Obama up for the idiot he is

"Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving terror caliphate in tatters":
...ISIS has been routed from Iraq and Syria with an ease and speed that's surprised even the men and women who carried out the mission. Experts say it's a prime example of a campaign promise kept. President Trump scrapped his predecessor’s rules of engagement, which critics say hamstrung the military, and let battlefield decisions be made by the generals in the theater, and not bureaucrats in Washington.

How do I botch thee, let me count the ways

It's difficult to keep up with CNN's reporting "mistakes", but Peter Hasson at The Daily Caller takes a stab at it.

Wow! Fighting armed troops is a lot harder than gunning down defenseless women and children.

Interesting video of ISIS militants attempting to flee from their foes.

Al Franken, gracious to the last

Soon-to-be ex-Senator Al Franken issued a remarkable non-apology to his victims, while also getting in a jab at President Trump.

The clown also owes an apology to all those felons who voted for him illegally and may have been responsible for dragging him over the finish line in the first place.

Too bad. And he brought so much dignity to the office, too...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Whoa! Almost missed it.

Today was the 84th anniversary of the passage of the 21st Amendment - the one that abolished Prohibition.

Hopelessly tainted

One of my favorite cop movies is Prince of the City, a 1981 film starring Treat Williams that explores police corruption and the price paid for trying to come clean.

I won't go into the details here (see the movie!), but one thing that really stood out was the characterization of most of the federal prosecutors as overly ambitious bullies; for my money, they were more repugnant than the corrupt cops and even some of the actual criminals. The movie has come to the fore of my recollections lately due to the execrable behavior of a host of partisan hacks now carrying badges for the FBI and the Department of Justice and actively engaged in the ongoing witch hunt that is pretty clearly trying to bring down Donald Trump's presidency. Contrasted with the treatment these same investigators gave Hillary Clinton and her gang, the whole process is even more revolting.

Mueller must go.

BTW, one of the reasons I support Trump is because of the kind of enemies he's making.

(Image gratefully lifted from Veeshir the Ferocious).

Monday, December 4, 2017

Must-read Tweet from Former AG Eric Holder

Heh. Made you look.

Holder gets roasted on Twitter for using the words "integrity" and "honesty" without any sense of irony.

BTW, Holder's legacy of partisanship and dishonesty continues at the Department of Just Us.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday funnies

Updated and bumped: Excellent (and hilarious) advice for politicians, news anchors and entertainment gurus of the male sex.

Via Ace:

Drunk as a skunk 'possum (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

That must have been one big, angry citizen: "Alleged Car Burglar Calls 911 When Truck Owner Confronts Him" (another H/T to Mrs. Paco).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Try doing this with a wall-mounted pencil sharpener...

Ray Stevens wishes everybody a happy redneck Christmas...

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Christmas is comin', so let's start rockin' with the Tractors.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Justice denied

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate found "not guilty" in shooting death of Kate Steinle.

The gun apparently just crawled into his hands and fired itself.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Drool, Britannia

A lorry-full of stupid in this decision: "The century-old Girls Guides (the U.K.’s Girl Scouts) have officially instructed their leadership to allow members who are biologically male but identify as female to have access to girls’ changing rooms, bathroom facilities (including showers), and sleeping quarters for overnight trips. Plus, this rule applies to all members, ages five to 25."

An avalanche of scandals

Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, and now Teddy Davis, senior producer of Shaky Jake Tapper's "State of the Union" program.

Our self-styled betters are turning out to be our worsers.

Update: Join David Burge (alias Iowahawk) for an exciting game of Dirt Bag Bingo!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Trump wins this tussle

Like a struggle between two competing popes in 14th century Europe, Trump's nominee to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Mick Mulvaney) and a holdover from the Obama administration (Leandra English) have been vying for the office of Director of this heretofore completely unaccountable agency. A federal court sided with President Trump today.

C'mon, they can't find this dude?

Tip for professional criminals: if you plan on breaking out of jail someday, don't be this guy...

Monday, November 27, 2017

The next time your life hits a bump in the road...

...just reflect on what it must be like to draw nutrition from eating lice: "Defector Reveals How Orphaned North Koreans Survived The Great Famine".

Elective office isn't the only thing politicians are stalking

The Daily Wire notes 24 recent sex scandals that news outlets like CNN are not covering.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday funnies

Inopportune arrival of bus (H/T: The Daily Wire):

Small bathroom? No problem...

Probably looking for a drink (H/T: Mrs. Paco): "Camel escapes from Ohio yard, wanders through town".

Taking the common spitball fight nuclear...

The day before Thanksgiving. Time to get out of town and lie low.

I've heard of having eyes in the back of your head, but, um...

Prayers answered (H/T: Mrs. Paco): "15 pounds of ham crashed onto a Florida roof".

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Feet Friday (late night edition)

Blues pianist Little Johnny Jones, backed by Elmore James on guitar, performs "Chicago Blues".

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everybody have a great day, and if you're traveling, be careful out there.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fact: No bearded dragon has ever attended college

And now, thanks to you wanton carbon dioxide producers, polluters and denialists, it's unlikely that one ever will: "Climate Change May Be Making Bearded Dragons Less Intelligent".

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mugabe steps down in Zimbabwe in order to, er, spend more time with his family

Mugabe is out, but he obviously has some interesting second-career prospects as a fashion designer.

Sunday funnies

Via friend and commenter Rebecca, funny airport pickup signs. Here's one of my favorites (click to enlarge):

"We're not running out of gas today, Tommy."

"But, officer, I only had one drink!"

Will the real Superman step forward? (H/T: Common Cents).

The latest in the adventures of Florida Man (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

A new tactic for suspects during interrogations: "A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence." (also, H/T: Mrs. Paco)

A list of interesting jobs from that wild man of the web, TimT at Will Type for Food.

Investigators are looking into why this is such a dangerous intersection (H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"):

Friday, November 17, 2017

John Heinrichs (1956 - 2017)

It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of long-time reader, friend and commenter John Heinrichs. I received an email from his nephew, Nolan, this evening who wrote that John passed away peacefully in his sleep today.

John was a prime source of material, from serious discussions of international politics to comical news articles. I will miss him terribly.

God bless his soul and comfort his family.

Happy Feet Friday

It's cold outside, so time to dream of a warm place. Here's Sarah Vaughan singing "Moon Over Miami".

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hold off, Democrats

No need to impeach Trump. North Korea has already sentenced him to death.
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK,” an editorial by North Korea’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun read. “Trump, who is no more than an old slave of money, dared point an accusing finger at the sun. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
North Korea is a festering sore on humanity, but it's still hard not to laugh at its government's pretensions.

At least this kind of thing doesn't end like a card game in the old west

If you catch a Scrabble player cheating, you don't pull out a Derringer and shoot him; you get him banned.

Good old Moe Berg

You remember Moe Berg, don't you? Third-string catcher for a number of major league teams in the 1930s? Well, it's no surprise if you don't, because Moe was pretty meh as a baseball player. But it turns out, he was an excellent spy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Home again

Mrs. Paco and I drove down to North Carolina this weekend to visit my father, Old Paco, who is 89 and ailing. It was a good visit, and O.P., though very frail, was perfectly lucid and communicative. His biggest debility, in his opinion (and I tend to agree), is his blindness, which has been total for around five years. A pity in any circumstances, but doubly so, given the beautiful view from the front of his house:

Sunday funnies (late edition)

Why isn't this an Olympic sport? "This Windsor runner can chug beer and complete a mile faster than anyone else in the world" (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Poor getaway planning: "A man accused of stealing a motorized shopping cart from an Alaska grocery store didn't get very far or go very fast before his low-speed getaway attempt was foiled by police. The battery-operated cart with a basket mounted behind the handlebars has a top speed of 1.9 mph." (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

As Thanksgiving approaches, the turkeys are fighting back (H/T: ditto)

Things really are closer than they appear in the sideview mirror:

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Friday, November 10, 2017

So long, troll boy

Regular readers may have noticed that we've had a troll in our midst. I'm fine with people who disagree with the content of my posts, or who want to debate with commenters, as long as they conduct themselves in a respectful manner and actually have something intelligent to say. I'm not fine with social justice chimps who just want to fling feces through the bars of their cage. So, yes, JC, I will continue to spam, delete and otherwise eliminate your childish drivel until you are capable of rising above the level of merely screaming "F**k you!" at your betters.

You go, girl!

Too good to check: Hillary Clinton may be running staggering for president, again.

Happy Feet Friday

Bessie Dudley and Florence Hill do some lively steppin' to a hot jazz tune laid down by Duke Ellington and his orchestra.

We liberals feel for the homeless

We just don't want them stinking up our neighborhoods: "Authorities in California ask church to stop feeding the homeless".

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A tragic anniversary

A quick primer on communism's legacy.


Democrat Ralph Northan beat out Republican Ed Gillespie for governor in Virginia.

I'm glad that I'll soon be returning to my homeland (North Carolina).

Monday, November 6, 2017


We offer our prayers for those people killed and wounded at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas by yet another maniac (in this case, a man who had been dishonorably discharged from the Air Force).

Real ghost?

Or masterful prank? Beats me, but this film of strange doings in an old Irish school gives me the creeps (background available in this news article):

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday funnies

The latest team sport: grave digging.

Typical Canadian traffic sign:

(Both of the above items courtesy of Captain Heinrichs).

Does your bottled water taste funny?

They were from the same litter, but they followed very different paths...

"Hey, honey, come see the new neighbors".


Welcome to a new little monster (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

972 people with far too much time on their hands: "YSU sets world record as 972 people dress up as penguins" (another H/T to Mrs. Paco).

Today's Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris invented a language that incorporates karate and roundhouse kicks. So next time Chuck Norris is kicking your ass, don’t be offended or hurt, he may be just trying to tell you he likes your hat.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Imagine my surprise...

...when I saw an image of a painting put up by CBD, one of the co-bloggers at Ace of Spades, the original of which used to hang over the fireplace in the den of the house owned by my late father- and mother-in-law.

The name of the painting is Vuelta de la Pesca and the artist is José Mongrell. Mrs. Paco recently settled her late father's estate, and the painting was sold through Sotheby's.

CBD asks, "Does this scene evoke anything odd and puzzling in anyone?" It does, for me. The painting always puts me in mind of John Steinbeck's tragic novel, The Pearl, about a Mexican pearl diver who finds a pearl of unusually great value, but who is plagued by envious neighbors and a chiseling buyer. He decides to set off with his wife and child for the capital to sell the pearl, but he is tracked by three men, whom he eventually kills. The climactic scene is one of shocking horror, so, if you decide to read the book, be prepared.

It would be great if they truly were the last of a certain type of Republican

"Both former President Bushes had choice words for current President Donald Trump in a new book scheduled to be published later this month, with the elder Bush reportedly calling the billionaire commander-in-chief a 'blowhard' and flatly stating he does not 'like' him.

Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush, the 41st and 43rd top executives respectively, spoke to author Mark K. Updegrove for the book 'The Last Republicans.' It detailed the relationship between the father-and-son presidents and how they were fretful of what Trump had done to the Republican Party.

Furthermore, both ex-presidents admitted they did not vote for Trump. The elder Bush pulled the lever for Democrat Hillary Clinton while the younger told Updegrove he voted for 'none of the above.'”

More proof that the guiding "principles" of the ruling class, whether Democrat or Republican, boil down to a fondness for the warm, cozy smell of the inside-the-beltway corral, an abiding sense of comfort in the predictable machinations of professional politicians.

I hope there's a genuine and lasting reason for both of these RINOs to be "fretful" about what Trump has done to the Republican Party, because, from where I'm sitting, it looks like the Trump shake-up may lead to the final destruction of the complacent, ineffectual and voter-oblivious party that the Bushes did so much to sustain. Time to face a bitter truth, H.W. and W.: Trump is your legacy.

Friday, November 3, 2017

By popular demand

Well, friend and commenter Deborah asked about it, anyway. Here's Maggie on Halloween, dressed as Owlette (some kind of cartoon character).

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Camille Howard joins Roy Milton and his Solid Senders on "Groovy Blues".

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


I don't want to hear another damned word from nevertrumpers about what a smart, upright, straight-shooter Robert Mueller is: "Mueller Partnered with Radical Islamist Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Manuals".

Mark Steyn continues to do solid work in pointing out the insanity of the "diversity lottery" immigration program.

It may be the day after Halloween, but it's never too late to trigger (H/T: Ace of Spades):

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt, one of Obama's favorite crony capitalists, could always be relied on to spout the party line on climate change, but, as is the case with most such people, he was a massive hypocrite.

So, Mr. Obama, how's that thaw with Iran working out?

I dunno, Gov. Cuomo, maybe what we need is truck control.

Yeah, that sounds like a good civics lesson: let's get rid of all the memorials to Washington and Jefferson and a host of Confederate generals and replace them with statues of real heroes like Marion "Bitch Set Me Up" Barry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Updated and bumped: "10 weird Halloween facts and trivia".

I'm thinking of dressing up as a gun-toting, transgender, African-American Frito Bandito. That should offend practically everybody.

Seriously, though, if you're going to be wandering around tonight, beware of the boogie-woogie boogie man...

Monday, October 30, 2017

This sounds more fun than golf

The guntry club.

Carbon dioxide emissions alert

On the anniversary of Donald Trump's election victory, thousands in the "Resistance" plan to scream at the sky.

Not sure what this will accomplish, except to further demonstrate the well-known durability of the typical leftist larynx. I think it would be a good idea to distribute free bottles of Listerine to prevent the creation of a very fetid and insalubrious miasma over the affected areas.

Paco World News Daily (PWND) has obtained exclusive video of a couple of #nevertrumpers warming up for the big day:

Sunday, October 29, 2017


H/T: Ace of Spades

Sunday funnies

Looks like a case of explosive flatulence...

Batman's golf cart...

Things dads never hear from their kids...

I think you have to have Amazon Prime to do this: "Florida couple receives marijuana in Amazon order" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"...

Funny t-shirt (from the folks at Bad Idea T-Shirts)...

Via Grouchy Old Cripple...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

You go, girl!

Daisy, the official dog of Paco Enterprises, displays her contempt for Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia.

Yes, yes you are!

And we're glad: "Climate Change Crusader Bill Nye Says, ‘I Am a Failure’".

Friday, October 27, 2017

Yessir, you can't buy publicity like that

Hilarious: "Clinton hobbles out of Chelsea's on crutches before ditching them on stage to pick up 'Wonder Woman' award on her 70th birthday".

You'll recall that Hillary recently fell down the stairs while carrying some "coffee" and broke her toe.

H/T: Mrs. Paco

Happy Feet Friday (sleuthing edition)

One of my favorite screwball comedies is the 1945 Warner Bros film, The Horn Blows at Midnight, starring Jack Benny and Alexis Smith, with a host of wonderful supporting actors (including the incredibly beautiful Dolores Moran). Jack plays an angel whose assignment is to travel to earth in order to sound the trump of doom, but he manages to bungle the job and is trapped here while the higher powers figure out what to do.

There's a scene in the movie where Jack has landed a tryout for a gig with a swing band - Slippy Tompkins and his Twelve Hep Cats - and he's being escorted to the bandstand by the dance hall manager. While they're chatting, the band - ostensibly Slippy and the boys, but in reality that fabulous Warner Bros studio orchestra of the 1940s - is playing an extremely catchy swing number, with young people jitterbugging like mad. The tune struck me as being a big cut above mere incidental music that would have been written for a half minute for one scene in this particular movie, and I assumed it must have been the instrumental version of a pop song which I had somehow never come across. The tune runs from the opening of the following video until about the 35-second mark:

I initially thought this might be something from the writing team of Warren and Mercer, but an extensive search through their songbook didn't turn it up. I began to check out Warner Bros movies on YouTube from time to time - and last weekend I hit pay-dirt.

The song is called "Ice Cold Katie", and it's the centerpiece for a big musical number in the 1943 Warner Bros film, Thank Your Lucky Stars. The scene features an all-black cast, including Hattie McDaniel and Willie Best, and tells the story of a soldier who is wooing a beautiful, but haughty, young woman and trying to get her to marry him before he's shipped overseas. The song was written by Frank Loesser and Arthur Schwartz. And here it is:

So, mystery solved.

Thursday, October 26, 2017


We are soon to be rid of the execrable John "Stonewall" Koskinen.


Happy birthday, Mrs. President!

Well, that didn't work

"Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure".

The moral? Beware of billionaires and their grand schemes for social experimentation.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fats Domino, RIP

Fats Domino, a popular figure in R&B and early rock & roll, has joined the majority.

Thanks for the memories, Fats. Here he is, performing "Ain't That a Shame".

And here's something a little livelier: "Fats' Frenzy".


Harvey Weinstein. Bob Weinstein. James Toback. And now...George H.W. Bush?

Welcome to the ClintonComeyRussia Scandalrama!

Lots and lots of news coming out today.

First, a good primer on the whole dossier affair, from Mollie Hemingway.

Second, somebody needs to go through the FBI with a roto-rooter.

Third, the real Russian collusion scandal features a certain unsuccessful presidential candidate whom Kurt Schlichter refers to as Felonia Von Pantsuit.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton: crooked and stupid

No surprise, really, but according to the Washington Post, Cankles and the sleazemeisters at the DNC paid for the research that led to the infamous dossier purporting to show Trump cozying up with the Russians.

I don't think anybody but the most die-hard Hillary worshipers believe that the dossier has any genuine validity, spent on a smear campaign that failed to make a difference in the election anyway. Hence, crooked and stupid.

Update: BTW, note this interesting comment from the article: "Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary."

RINO sabotage?

See ya!

Another RINO's Senate seat gets vacated: Jeff Flake announces that he will not seek reelection.

So long, old top! Naturally, we will (*yawn*) follow your future career with considerable interest. And be sure to stow your opinions in an orifice unreachable by photons, there's a good fellow.

Monday, October 23, 2017

They never stop trying

Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty has introduced legislation to ban magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Gawrsh! I guess that fluke canoeing accident in which I only lost magazines with 10+ capacity was a portent or something.

Update: Like trying to hide a hippo behind a dogwood tree. Sorry, Chuck E. Sleaze, it's just too damned obvious.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The voice of inanity

Great moments in mispronunciation from noted theologian, Al Sharpton.

H/T: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

Sunday funnies

Guys, I think the ladies are on to us:

Via a friend at work:

An 80 year old woman was arrested for shoplifting in a supermarket. When she went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?" She replied, "A can of peaches." The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches, and she replied that she was hungry. The judge asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied that there were six. The judge said, "Then I will give you six days in jail." Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman's husband stood up, and asked the judge if he could say something. The judge said, "What is it?" The husband said, "She also stole a can of peas."

Drummed out of the corps: "Labrador retriever flunks out of bomb-sniffing school" (H/T: Mrs. Paco; ditto below).

Doughnut bribe falls short: "Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts".

There are pros and cons to having a pet door. Here's a con:

Hide and seek: expert level...

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":