Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

From the old Jubilee radio program - live music broadcasts which primarily targeted African-American troops during WWII - here's Elmer Fain and his orchestra performing "Pick a Rib". There's very little information on Fain available on the internet. He was apparently a saxophone player and a sometime musicians union official, but beyond that, I haven't been able to find very much.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Leftists love humanity

It's people they can't stand: "Jane Sanders Tried to Evict Disabled Group Home Residents After Closing Shady Land Deal ".

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This means war!

CNN sobs that Trump's hostility to the media is "emboldening" people in "war zones".

I broke out my Ouija board and asked the late Ernie Pyle what he thought of this. Over to you, Ernie...


Compare and contrast

Beware the fact checkers

Snopes gets it "mostly wrong" in its analysis of a billboard critical of Big Mo.

Meet the shock troops of the resistance

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the Haymaker Collective.

I do not, by any means, wish to diminish the very real dangers posed by leftist fanaticism; the stalking and shooting of Republicans on a baseball field in the DC area underscores the fact that these people have the potential to be a genuine threat. But I have to say, I am not greatly impressed by the martial prowess of the Haymakers.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Once a meathead, always a meathead

Rob Reiner thinks we're in an "all out war" to save democracy from President Trump.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The prayer of Donald Trump

From the first reading at mass today (Jeremiah 20: 10-13), a timely passage:

I hear many whispering,
“Terror on every side!
Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!”

All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying,
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him
and take our revenge on him.”
But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior;
so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.

They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;
their dishonor will never be forgotten.
Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous
and probe the heart and mind,

let me see your vengeance on them,
for to you I have committed my cause.
Sing to the Lord!
Give praise to the Lord!

He rescues the life of the needy
from the hands of the wicked.

Sunday funnies

I used to think these things were silly, but that was before I understood the Tao of the Man Bun...

I hear that it's been pretty hot in Arizona; I think this is why...

Only partly psychic...

I'll have some Belgian waffles and an order of crickets, please.

No way; I've read The Turn of the Screw (H/T to Mrs. Paco).

Art or football? Your call (H/T: Captain Heinrichs)...

And now, an important announcement on mental health (H/T to DoublePlusUndead, which is rapidly becoming the best vantage point from which to observe the collapse of our civilization).

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Democrats know enough to stay out of the rain

Which, according to Rachel Maddow, cost them the congressional election in Georgia.

Australian election

No, no, not for the parliament or senate or tribal council, whatever it is they have over there. It's time for the Annual Frightbat Election. Tim Blair looks over the field (or perhaps "herd" is the mot juste).

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

The late, great Etta James.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Go, Canada!

"A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yeah, there's a shock

Before today, I never knew there was such a thing as a "McCain Institute". Ostensibly, it's an organization named after Grumpy John McCain, and is "dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” In other words, a gaudy psychological pyramid celebrating this odious little man's vanity and inexplicably enormous self-esteem. And, just perhaps, it is also a source of sleazy international payola:
Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.
George Soros! Of course! Hey, it takes dough to maintain your status as a "maverick", especially when, at bottom, you're just a moss-backed, deep state hack.

Update: The good news is that George Soros can't buy everything. GOP candidate Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a U.S. Congressional race in Georgia that was supposed to be the beginning of the end for President Trump.

Trump should be impeached

Why? Well, just because.

Good thing the woman wasn't living in New Jersey and only half way through the waiting period to buy a gun

"Man Armed with ‘Assault Rifle’ Allegedly Threatens Ex-Girlfriend, She Kills Him".

Video representation of your typical moderate Republican

H/T: Kurt Schlichter, who has written another incisive article on the ongoing "soft coup".

No, a MAGA cap is not an expression of Fascist beliefs

As a reminder to SJWs, these are relics of actual Fascism:
In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.

Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in Beccar, a suburb north of Buenos Aires, and authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Best wishes to all you dads out there.

Sunday funnies

Lose weight and save a bundle on groceries by becoming a "breatharian" (I am totally buying these people's claims).

Via that cheerful pessimist, Veeshir (click to enlarge):

Hillary immortalized! (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Bureaucratic parsing, British style (H/T: Captain Heinrichs):

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Delicious coincidence

I don't know how this bit of historical trivia escaped my notice, but long-time friend and commenter Adrian from Australia recently sent me an email in which he points out that Che Guevara and I - the author of the fictional Che diaries - share the same birthday (June 14).

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

One of the swingin'est bands of the late 1930s plays one of its swingin'est tunes: Artie Shaw and the boys turn up the heat with "Lady Be Good".

BTW, I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, but it's always worth another look/listen.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hey, Linda Sarsour, is this Sharia-compliant?

Too many self-proclaimed feminists in the United States have failed to express outrage at the oppression of women that is sanctioned under Sharia law. Instead, they have embraced an ardent defender of Sharia law, Linda Sarsour, who was chosen to serve as a national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington last January protesting President Trump. She tweeted several years ago that “shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.” As someone wisely asked rhetorically, in reminding Sarsour of her Sharia tweet the day after the Women’s March on Washington, “basics like mutilating people...beating wives... killing apostates...killing rape victims...did i miss anything?”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rep. Scalise shot in Alexandria, Va.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and two members of his protective detail were shot at baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. PJ Media's Hot Mic is providing updates. Story still unfolding.

Update: David Frum wastes no time in disparaging Virginia's gun laws, demonstrating (a) gross insensitivity and (b) first degree dumbassery.
No background checks
No licensing
No registration
No permit req’d for concealed carry of long guns
Open carry long guns & handguns
He is rigorously schooled (see at the linked site). My favorite:
VA has background checks, and unless you are 10 feet tall with 4ft pockets you are not concealing a rifle.
Update II: Shooter dead. Activist anti-Republican. Climate of hate, anyone?

Happy Flag Day!

Long may she wave over the the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And happy birthday to President Donald "Not Hillary" Trump.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"8 Reasons to Invest in a 9 mm Pistol-Caliber Carbine"

Meh. I'm not totally convinced. I guess they make a pretty good choice for home defense, given the reasons provided. But I prefer my Vepr shotgun ('cuz I'm one of those guys who doesn't mind having to replace his drywall and a couple of windows).

Curious: What do you folks like for home protection?

Grouchy old crank tells Trump to get off his lawn

One of the Senate's supreme egotists and Democrat back-scratchers, John McCain, is Exhibit A for the coming total irrelevance of the GOP.

Meanwhile, here in Occupied Northern Virginia, Mrs. Paco and I cast our vote in the gubernatorial primary. Ed Gillespie, a moss-backed Republican moderate, is favored to win, but we went with Corey A. Stewart (after wading through the ballot instructions printed in Spanish, Korean, and a couple of other languages that might have been Hindi or Klingon, for all I know).

Monday, June 12, 2017

And then maybe we can get children to eat spinach by calling it ice cream

Crafty. Very crafty. Connecticut Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty has devised a super-brilliant plan to get men to support gun control.

Just call it "gun safety".

Gawrsh, Mickey, since yuh put it that way, count me in! Hyuck!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday funnies

New from Paco Pharmaceuticals, something for SJWs and moderate Republicans...

Wow! After watching this completely objective documentary on North Korea, visiting that wonderful country is now at the top of my bucket list...

Prometheus attempts to teach Bob softball...

In print advertising, positioning is key...

Things are a little different in Texas (H/T to Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")...

Good news from the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police

The marvelously named Cressida Dick thinks the diversity of victims of the most recent terrorist attacks in London shows how "strong" their society is.
“It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”
Diversity without a significant level of assimilation - and something to assimilate to - does not lead to strength, but to the kind of fractious, violent and increasingly fearful society that much of the urban sectors of the UK are now experiencing.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Science marches on

So, swallow a balloon, lose weight.

I think I've found a right-sized balloon for my uncle Jack...

Unrelated to this post, but here's a better video of Andrew Bolt's pummeling of two self-styled antifas.

Happy Feet Friday

Mitzy Mayfair, Carole Landis and Martha Raye delve deep into that great mystery, "What is the meaning of 'SNAFU?'"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

About Comey

All the focus was on former FBI director James Comey today, and his testimony in the Senate. The most interesting things, to me, to come out of the testimony were (1) the fact that Trump was never personally under investigation, (2) Comey leaked information to the media, himself, and (3) former AG Loretta Lynch put pressure on him to recast the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton as a mere "matter" being looked into.

By and large, Comey tried to come across as a guy who was desperate to save his country - which he has pretty clearly confused with his own gluteus maximus (Daniel Greenfield has provided a good profile). We are well rid of this shifty, cut-rate Hamlet.


Update and bumped: Family group. The guy in the middle, who looks like a recruiting officer for MS-13 (but is, in fact, a humble and non-violent tattooist), is the father.

Maggie meets Cal.

So, what's going on?

I thought Idaho was on our side.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Meh, who'd want him?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo challenges President Trump to deport him.

My Australian hero

Tim Blair reports on Andrew "Lightning" Bolt and his pummeling of an antifa attacker.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Evil is destructive

And pure evil is ultimately self-destructive - which perfectly explains how Maxine Waters managed to block herself from her own Twitter account (hit the link and scroll down).

Update: Too bad; Deborah says it's a hoax. HOWEVER, on a list of people to whom this could happen, Maxine Waters is bound to be near the top (new news category: fake but likely).

Let's see some more, please

The ironically-named Reality Leigh Winner is the first person arrested in connection with recent leaks of sensitive NSA information.
Intelligence contractor, 25, is charged under espionage laws for 'handing secret NSA report on Russian election hacking to website'.
Nice goin', there, Ms. Winner. Looks like you'll soon be introduced to a whole new reality.

More rowdy hijinks from those whimsical Allah-botherers

ISIS jihadists attack a Catholic church in the Philippines, and a Muslim (possibly not ISIS, but does it really matter any more?) attacks a priest at a wedding ceremony in Spain (Update: And let's not overlook Australia - H/T to friend and commenter Bruce, in the comments).

Meanwhile, some Brits continue to believe that high-minded verbiage will save the day.

I bet I forgot to mention this

Number One Son presented us with another grandchild on Friday. His name is Calintz. Up to now, there was only one thing in the universe named Calintz: a character in a video game. Now there are two things with that name (Hey, don't blame me; I offered him money to give the kid another name, to no avail).

Mother and son are doing well, and Maggie is excited to have a little brother. I can't honestly say that a proliferation of Pacos is necessarily a plus for the world, but I figure one more can't hurt. Here's a picture of the littlest Paco after they hosed him down (looking a bit like a sleeping Edward G. Robinson)...

Please. Call me "Cal".

Men are to blame for everything

Even lesbianism.

(H/T: Captain Heinrichs)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday funnies

Some, er, great Chinese pickup lines.

A blast from the past: Iowahawk's commercial for the 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition.

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

I wonder if this is really what the station owner had in mind: "A gas station in Tatarstan gives free gas to bikini wearing customers.

Little girl explains how hot it is in Arizona.

Hey, that's a great look...

And on and on it goes...

"Three Jihadi knifemen are shot dead by police after killing six and hurting 30: Gang yell 'this is for Allah' after mowing down crowd on London Bridge and then going from bar to bar in stabbing frenzy".

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Truth in labeling

I think it should be called the march on truth:
On Saturday, over 135 cities will join a coalition of 17 “national progressive groups,” Democrat and progressive members of Congress, a Watergate prosecutor, writers, celebrities, musicians and activists in a series of national rallies known as the “March for Truth.”
Ah, yes. A sea of obscene t-shirts, yoga pants, signs with misspelled words, strained larynges, face masks (only slightly less grotesque than the faces they cover), the whole emitting the typical progressive crowd funk of weed and aggressively defiant b.o. Believe I'll give it a miss.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

A couple of weeks ago we had Tommy Dorsey, and today we have brother Jimmy spicing up the Chicken Reel with some hep sauce.

I'm liking Trump more and more

Why? Because of the enemies he's making. Check out these headlines at Drudge (pertaining to Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord):

Gore 'INCONVENIENT SEQUEL' to Be Recut; Make Trump Bigger Villain...
Left Melts...
Hollywood Ballistic...
WEATHER CHANNEL Apocalyptic...
Tech world blasts...
Vatican sees exit as slap in face...
List: Most Unhinged Reactions...
Germany, Italy, France Announce NO RENEGOTIATIONS...

Ohhhh, yeah.