Monday, July 31, 2017

From each according to his subscription.... each according to his need: "Apparently Bernie Sanders Is Stealing His Neighbor's 'Washington Post'" (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Reboot of Seven Days in May

Kurt Schlichter imagines a more or less standard military-type coup against Trump. Which (this being Kurt Schlichter) would not be without the occasional comic incident:
Timing was everything – all the pieces had to be in place to act. But they weren’t. As the weeks wore on and February turned to March and March into April, the plotters grew anxious. Every passing day made it more likely that their plan would be leaked and exposed. It actually was exposed once – a CNN reporter did a segment headlined “Rumors of a Military Coup in Swirl in Washington” before the executives shut it down. Luckily for the conspirators it was on Chris Cuomo’s show, so no one saw it.

The main thing about Trump

Lest we forget.

Probably for the best

Wall St. big shot vs. Marine Corps General. Yeah, that was a forgone conclusion.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday funnies

Bummer. Looks like North Korea's off my vacation list this year: "North Korea cancels annual beer festival".

First time I ever heard of a prison break-in for food (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Ah, nothing like the quiet dignity of the wedding ceremony...

Sometimes it seems as if there's a law against everything.

That's good to know...

More fun with hillary's new book (from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"):

From the Golden Age of television, here's a bit by Sid Caesar and Howie Morris: "The German General" (stick around for the surprise ending)...

Friday, July 28, 2017


Veeshir isn't interested in Hillary's new book, What Happened; he's going to wait for this one.

John McCain rides in at the last moment like the U.S. Cavalry, only to help the Apaches massacre the settlers.

McCain further burnishes his GOP bona fides by attracting the praise of Chuck Schumer (who says that McCain is as "great" as Ted Kennedy - and I don't know what's more obscene: that Schumer genuinely considers this as high praise, or that McCain will).

Perhaps nothing could have saved little Charlie Gard; but the manner of his passing - i.e., being held hostage by an officious and impersonal bureaucracy - is a disgrace.

Elsewhere in Merrie England, a Saudi businessman is cleared of a rape charge, claiming he "accidentally tripped and penetrated" a teenage girl while she was sleeping on a couch.

Kimber's going big into revolvers now. Beautiful guns, and of high quality, but kind of eye-poppingly expensive.

Happy Feet Friday

The beauteous Abbe Lane and (then husband) Xavier Cugat perform a cha-cha-cha number.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Old a**holes never die

They just keep building stronger justifications for our contempt. Isn't that right, John Boehner?
Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an event in Las Vegas last week that he used to “sneak into” the White House to see President Barack Obama to avoid scrutiny from the “right-wing press,” according to a report by the Washington Post, which obtained a videotape of Boehner’s remarks.

Boehner also lamented the fact that Americans now have too many choices of where to go for news and information.

“What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news,” Boehner said, according to the Post. “It used to be we had three big TV networks, five big newspapers, and five big radio stations and whatever they said was the news. Everybody else followed what they do.”
Yeah, this was exactly the guy we needed running the House of Representatives during the Obama regime. All he ever did was cry in his beer and wave his bar towel in surrender every chance he got.

There's really just one party in Washington, divided into a major league and a minor league (the Republicans are the ones riding old buses and wearing patched, hand-me-down uniforms).

Full-auto fun in Finland

Ian McCollum, proprietor of the Forgotten Weapons blog, sends a ton of ammo downrange via a variety of Finnish firearms.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Your call

(H/T: Clash Daily, where a survey on this issue is running at 100% for bikinis and bacon)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Poster philosophy

I'm going through all the images saved on my computer in an attempt to thin them out, and found some posters that offer some interesting observations. I may have posted some or all of them before, but I figured I'd put up a few that are worth a second look.

I think Trump possesses this basic instinct...

Remember that a "free lunch" always comes with strings attached...

Let's never forget how we dodged a bullet...

A special note to self-important snowflakes...


Well, that's one way

A man in British Columbia was attacked by a young grizzly bear and achieved good results by bopping him on the old beezer (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

It only seems fair

If Justin Trudeau can shower ten million dollars on a freed terrorist, we ought to be able to raise at least a million for the children of one of his victims. See this link to learn about providing assistance to the family of Sgt. Chris Speer (thanks to Captain Heinrichs for the link).

Be the first kid on your block... own an RV with a helicopter:

Sunday funnies

Good thing she didn't just toss them in the dumpster: "New librarian finds live Civil War-era shells in her office" (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

If you're a fugitive, here's a tip: if you find yourself stranded along the road, don't flag down a deputy sheriff (also courtesy of Mrs. Paco).

Trimming the hedge, expert level:

Decisions, decisions (from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"):

So, two "tough" guys walk into a bar in Alaska...

Kid must have pretty strict parents: "Boy runs off to Switzerland over 'bad' mark on his school report".

But how?...Never mind. Spray tan fail:

Friday, July 21, 2017

Well, Bill, have you ever considered the possibility...

...that the climate alarmists might die out first?

Happy Feet Friday

One of my favorite singers from the 1940s, Ella Mae Morse, performs "Buzz Me".

Thursday, July 20, 2017

HuffPost plans expedition to flyover country

Yeah, good luck with that:
Having made its name as a home for liberals and the blog posts of coastal elites, the recently renamed HuffPost is seeking to reinforce its new, less partisan image with a seven-week bus tour through Middle America to “listen and learn what it means to be American today"...
And, in the great tradition of fake news, Paco World News Daily (PWND) already has a few photos of these intrepid explorers, as they plunge into darkest Middle America.

Typical Middle-American slips inside OODA Loop of inattentive HuffPost reporters.

"Sorry, Jason. It's just that he was babbling aggressively about some group called 'Seventh Day Adventists', and I didn't feel that I could afford to take any chances".

"Well, I ain't never heard a' nothin' called lapin au vin, but if you're hungry, right over there's a What-A-Burger".

Like H.L. Mencken on meth

And I mean that in a good way.

Kurt Schlichter, taking the chatter about Kid Rock's interest in political office as his theme, pours another cauldron of scalding obloquy on the heads of our self-appointed ruling class:
The news that Southern-fried rock/rapper Kid Rock will be running for some timeserving Dem hack’s Senate seat in Michigan should make every normal American smile and spill a 40 to his homies. The future Senator Rock deserves your eager support for two critical reasons: First, it will drive the liberals insane. Second, it will make George Will and the rest of Team Fredocon soil themselves.
Once the Progressive State has finally triumphed, and I inevitably find myself mounting the steps to the gallows (condemned, say, for using the wrong pronoun to refer to our first non-binary multiple-gendered president), my last act will be to chuckle over some long remembered and cherished Kurt Schlichter column - possibly this one.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Forget it, Jake. It's feminism.

If you criticize Linda Sarsour - for any reason - you are obviously a member of the alt-right, as Jake Tapper recently discovered.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

The sound of stupid

Former TV personality Phil Donahue (yes, he's still alive) refers to the Trump era as "the darkest moment in American history".

You bet. Here are some dark moments in our history that don't even come close to the darkness represented by the Trump administration...

The American Civil War

The Great Depression

The dust bowl

The attack on Pearl Harbor

Racial segregation

None of that compares to the sheer horror of this...

Reason # 178 why only cops should have guns

This story damned near leaves me speechless. Perhaps something will emerge that puts it in another light, but the initial details are chilling: "Minneapolis Police Shoot Unarmed Woman In Pajamas — With Bodycams Off".

Communists cannot tolerate ridicule

Which explains why they're banning Winnie the Pooh in China.

Like lambs to the slaughter

California provides an ominous portent of what can happen with the passage of increasingly strict gun-control laws, as too many people just lamely submit to them.

By the way, let's see how gun control is working in Merrie Olde England.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Shout out

I wanted to thank Ron Robertson for his very kind comment that appeared in the comments section of this post. Unfortunately, I didn't see the comment right away because the original post got pushed to the second page due to subsequent posts. Come 'round anytime, Ron, you're always welcome.

Oh, and Veeshir, if you're reading this: my comments aren't posting at your blog. I'm not complaining, mind you; just didn't want you to think that I had stopped dropping by. Not that that would bother a curmudgeonly desert dweller, anyway (one of the things I admire about you). I know my own blog keeps demanding verification, even though I turned all verification requirements off. And some people keep getting spammed, occasionally. Maybe I should consider another format.

Sunday funnies

Update and bumped: Important anniversary noted by distinguished historian, Andrea Mitchell.

Actually, I think the tattoo might not be his only problem: "Teen says tattoo covering half his face is making it hard to find work".

Men of the, never mind (H/T: Captain Heinrichs and Blazing Cat Fur).

I wonder if they frisked the guy for cash when they broke him out: "Texas Police Make Odd Withdrawal From ATM: A Man Who Was Trapped Inside" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Some people who cheat on tests are setting new standards for innovation...

Selfies, art and the domino effect.

Remember the photo that went viral awhile back, of the guy mowing his yard with a tornado in the background? He got his own float in a parade...

Dog makes like Indiana Jones...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Yeah, that seems fair

Apparently only people who protest the 2nd Amendment and its defenders deserve to be protected by guns: "Women Protest NRA While Surrounded by Armed Guards For Their Protection".

Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Stride pianist extraordinaire James P. Johnson performs "The Mule Walk".

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Here's what real collusion with Russia looks like

Maybe the media covered this at the time, I don't recall: "Remember when Ted Kennedy asked the Russians to 'interfere'?"

Combing through our stuff with a fine-toothed comb

We need to do some considerable downsizing before I retire and we move on to someplace else; however, I'm going to be extra careful before getting rid of anything:
Someone in Romania thought he'd made a fair amount of money when he sold an old typewriter for 100 euros at a flea market. He was wrong.

The "typewriter" was, in fact, a German Wehrmacht Enigma I, a World War Two cipher machine, and the collector who bought it put it up for sale at the Bucharest auction house Artmark with a starting price of 9,000 euros ($10,300). On Tuesday, Artmark sold it to an online bidder for 45,000 euros.
Hmm. Let me see...Pez candy dispensers...M&M knicknacks...a box of rocks from Arizona...a Junior Johnson commemorative pocket knife...a Hickory Crawdads baseball cap...a, um, uhhhh, don't know what the hell this is...a box of really old news clippings ("Don't Believe the Kaiser's Lies!")...some WWII-era Chinese currency...

Rats! No enigma machines.


It's a blessing...and a curse.

In this case, a blessing for the woman, a curse for her abusive boyfriend: "Smart Device Breaks Up Domestic Dispute by Calling the Police".

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Castro News Network

Not only is CNN unreliable on Trump, but also on US-Cuba policy (and everything else, of course, but one thing at a time).


Talk about gagging a maggot...Wait...Ohhhh...Whew!

I thought she said she was taking her clothes off.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

An important update to Tim Blair's frightbat contest

Read all about it, right here:
Sunni sisters Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Waleed Aly are putting on a contest for the ages in this year’s battle for frightbat supremacy.

Yassmin grabbed a substantial early lead in initial voting only to be quickly pegged back and then overtaken by wily Waleed. But his title rival wasn’t done. Deploying every available weapon in her frightbat armoury, Yassmin launched a counter-attack of such sustained intensity it stunned even the hardiest frightbat observers.

NRA TV strikes back

Here, lefties, catch this truth bomb:

Sunday funnies

Hamster develops a near-fatal magnetic personality (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Woman invents a breakfast robot (back to the drawing board).

What happens when you combine physics and too much time on your hands...

Summer reading list (I've actually read Heart of a Dog, a marvelous anti-communist satire).

I think I'm going to ask for my money back...

Totally unfake video of CNN gif guy offering an honest, voluntary apology.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A tale of heroism and endurance

Ronald L. Ridgeway was a young Marine private who was wounded and captured in an ambush in Vietnam in 1968, and subsequently pronounced dead. But reports of his death, as they say, proved to be greatly exaggerated.

Chubby thighs on the move

Dana Loesch smacks down fake feminism, and mocks the upcoming march by a large assortment of social justice harpies from NRA headquarters to the Department of Justice in Washington..

Friday, July 7, 2017

Assortment (idiots edition)

It's a target-rich environment out there, my friends!

Progressive scribblers run for their safe spaces as President Trump calls for the defense of western civilization.

Remember that "doctor" from "California" who shot several people at a hospital in the Bronx? More fake news, courtesy of the NYT.

MSNBC attacks Trump because they just love the Constitution (guess they love it a whole lot more than they did during the Obama regime).

CNN discovers that a Tweet is a hydra-headed sort of thing; suppress one, and a dozen more arise to take its place.

OMG!!!! Muslim propagandist turns out to be...Muslim propagandist!!!!

Two distinguished film critics take up the question, which franchise is superior, Star Wars or Star Trek?

Probably just being modest: "McAuliffe Can’t Name a Leader of the Democratic Party".

Chris Christie's big beach adventure...

Happy Feet Friday

Jo Stafford performs the lovely ballad, "Blue Moon".

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Draining the swamp

One obnoxious snake at a time: "Federal Employee Quits Trump Admin ‘Because The People In Charge Want To Burn It Down’".

As Professor Reynolds is fond of saying, "faster, please."

Bad Mann

Michael Mann - he of the bogus "hockey stick" graph - may have seriously injured his libel case against Dr. Tim Ball:
Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination.
Could it be that there's something wrong with the data, and that Mann knows it?

I'd be afraid of grave robbers

Man leaves orders to be buried in his motorcycle sidecar. (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

May the Fourth be with you (sorry, I couldn't resist).

Time to be particularly mindful of the fact that the struggle to maintain our liberty is permanent, and that the grave diggers of freedom are always at work, in our government, in our universities, in the news media and elsewhere. Be vigilant, be strong, be united, be free.

Update: Some good perspective from Bruce Thorton. A sample:
Given a fallen human nature, power must never be allowed to be concentrated into an elite of any sort, for neither birth, wealth, nor wisdom can guard against the destructive excesses of power. Defend the people’s ordered liberty, equality of opportunity, and equality under the law, and the freedom of all will be protected.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Well done

The British government may be shot through with dhimmis, wets, and progressive squishes, but, by God, their military is still the stuff of legend: "SAS hero drowned ISIS fighter in a puddle after unit was encircled by jihadis with less than 10 bullets left".

Beneath the dignity of the office?

Maybe. But I love it.

"Duty, honor, country"

Says the only Attorney General ever to be cited for contempt by Congress.

I think the translation is, "Keep your mouths shut, if you know what's good for you."


Looks like a nativity scene...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday funnies

Well, it wasn't actually labeled as a bird feeder, so... (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Do they still make just plain vanilla?

H.L. Mencken: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people." Paco: "Especially when it comes to weddings." (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Wisdom from Ben Franklin:

Colorado Santa (from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"):

Rock wall climbing, expert level:

Saturday, July 1, 2017