Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sprawl -O-Rama

I'll be offline for a few days, so I'm combining a couple of regular features, plus some one-offs, into one post.

First off, here are a couple of Happy Feet Friday numbers, moved forward a day. Peggy lee multitasks, singing a song and sewing a button on the shirt of her then-husband, Dave Barbour:

If you'd rather do some rug cuttin', here's Jesse James and All His Boys, a Texas western swing band that was popular in the 40's and early 50's, with Piano Pete's Boogie (and it does have some killer piano, featuring my favorite left-hand pattern):

Don't miss out! Paco Enterprises' real estate sales subsidiary, Get Real(ty), has landed exclusive listing rights for properties located on the newly-declared continent of Zealandia. Beautiful waterfront (and back and over and under) sites available NOW!

Some new twists on an ancient evil: Caroline Glick on The New Democratic Party.

Time to check in on Chicago. Hmmmm. Not so good.

It has become an important daily ritual: liberal Tweets something stupid, gets buried in Twitchy snark.

Co-blogger CBD over at Ace of Spades has a regular feature in which he (or is it she?) posts a picture of a great work of art - for example, Rembrandt's "The Stoning of St. Stephen". Yeah, well, two can play at that game, buddy...

While you're sitting there, you might as well learn something useful - like how to spin a revolver:

Hickok45 dual wields with the new(ish) Mossberg Shockwave:

Let me tell you about the one that got away...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

First cracks in the RINO dam

Congratulations to Roy Moore, who beat the establishment's man Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary for senatorial candidate.

Note, also, that Bob Corker, the idiot who helped midwife the Iran nuclear deal, is retiring.

May the uprising prosper!


Look, dude. The whole point of being a "sleeper" agent is to avoid publicity. You don't go around on social media advertising the fact that you're a commie.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Shooter stopped by...

... a good guy with a gun.

Hats off to a real man [Update: Hats back on]

Updated and bumped: According to a story posted over at Ace of Spades, Villanueva is now apologizing and saying his appearance on the field was more or less an accident. Much different from his previous story. Maybe the guy was yielding to SJW pressure? He's a former Ranger who served in Afghanistan, so I respect him and his service to his country. But if, as he claims now, he was on board with his team's decision, then he has let a lot of people down.

Have we, indeed, become such a pusillanimous people, so fearful of the left's insane and unjustified obloquy, that even our heroes begin to cower?

Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger and Afghan war veteran, defied his team and was the only Steeler to come out on the field for the national anthem.

His coach offered a rebuke, stating that the team was looking for "100% participation":"Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”

Well, you ignorant prick, what if the team had decided, as a team, to march out on the field under a swastika? Would you be looking for 100% participation, then? You know, so as to be respectful to a lot of millionaire lunkheads who had voted to do something supremely stupid and disrespectful to the fans?

Screw you overpaid, overprivileged drama queens! I hope a couple of years from now you'll have fewer viewers than college field hockey teams.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Maybe this guy ought to think about becoming a lawyer

He's really attuned to the fine print:
When a Maryland community college student saw on his syllabus that he could bring a “3x5 card” to an exam, he saw a key loophole and took advantage of the opportunity.

Elijah Bowen’s professor at Anne Arundel Community College, Reb Beatty, told students that they could bring a "3x5 card" to aid them during the upcoming exam -- but he meant inches.

Bowen noticed that his professor didn't specify metrics and instead brought in a 3x5 foot card, which helped him successfully pass his first exam of the semester on Tuesday in his Financial Accounting class.

Sunday funnies

President Trump practices psychological warfare against Whoa! Fat: "Kim Jong-un lashes out at Trump for getting Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ stuck in his head".

Sad news from the National Zoo: "National Zoo Announces Giant Pandas To Divorce".

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

So, tell me again what this suit's made of?

Dog keeps an eye open for the main chance.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

I don't know about you, but I hate surprises

Particularly this kind: "Woman walks into LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania, gets bitten by a copperhead" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

That's why Pacos prefer burger joints. Here's a young Paco in her natural habitat:

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

They say that when your joints start getting creaky or when arthritis sets in, it's important to keep moving. Well, Doctor Paco is here with a keep-moving prescription consisting of a dose of slide guitar king Elmore James and the Broom Dusters performing "Hawaiian Boogie".

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Attention whore and fake victim Valerie Plame sticks her foot in it

And then sticks the other one in for good measure.

Compare and contrast

In his speech (his magnificent speech) at the U.N., Donald Trump used the word sovereignty (or variants) 21 times.

Meanwhile, during an appearance at the Bill and Melinda Gates "Goalkeepers" Foundation, ex-president Barack Obama referred to himself 96 times (during his speech and the Q&A session afterwards).

Jughead McNarcissus: a sovereignty of one. So glad, so glad that he is, if not "gone" exactly, no longer president. What a complete, preening dickhead.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The end

This guy says the world is ending September 23.

Upside: I'm letting the lawn go.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hitler conquers another hapless country

Oh, no, wait. I meant to say that Trump retweeted a silly gif that spliced his golf swing with Hillary tripping as she got on an airplane. But that's almost just as bad, right?

Naturally, selective moralist Jake Tapper had a bad case of flared nostrils: "Incredibly juvenile, unprofessional, and sexist." [from the linked blog post at Ace of Spades].

"Obama was equally juvenile and unprofessional when he surreptitiously, and more than once, flipped his opponents the bird while pretending to scratch his nose, and when he called out the Supreme Court during one of his (interminable) State of the Union addresses, knowing full well that the justices could not respond", said Jake Tapper never (or am I missing something?).

Sunday, September 17, 2017

While we are still able to distinguish between those who is and those who ain't...

...I'd like to extend best wishes on Citizenship Day. It's also Constitution Day, so hat's off to that great document.

Mrs. Paco became a citizen on this day more than 30 years ago [update: 1984], in a ceremony held in the Orange Bowl in Miami, presided over by Vice President Bush.

Sunday funnies

Check out the new products on Pacozon!

Here's a farmer who really loves Carrie Fisher.

Probably too much yeast.

Not valid outside of Monopoly, dude (H/T: Mrs. Paco for these three)

Blackadder meets Dr. Johnson:

Yeah, me, too:

You don't want to be these people:

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Crime fighting

I don't know how useful this would actually be, but it looks kinda awesome:

BTW, here's some beautifully choreographed German riot control:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Well, Happy Australia Day, anyway

"Australia Day is scrapped in Melbourne because it is deemed offensive to Aborigines..."

Happy Feet Friday

Energetic bandleader Cab Calloway fronts his outfit in "We the Cats Shall Hep Ya".

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Caption time!

Alright, who dropped a cabbage in the dog's food bowl?

Monday, September 11, 2017

I'm tired of oatmeal

Let's try something radically different, like... cream of wheat: "Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires".

There were many heroes on September 11th

This is the story of one: the man in the red bandanna.

Update: Here's an interesting story about a gun recovered from the ruins of the Twin Towers (H/T: Friend and commenter, Jeff).

Aw, c'mon, Cankles, give it one more shot

Hillary Clinton: "I Am Done With Being A Candidate".

Too bad, if true. I was looking forward to her becoming the Harold Stassen of the Democratic Party.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday funnies

Ace of Spades hilariously "Republicanizes" a news article on Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, under indictment on corruption charges. He had me laughing from the first sentence:
An MSNBC host has declared that the case against Bob Menendez, Republican and sculptor of a controversial Civil War statue of Jefferson Davis setting fire to a homeless man, is not only not at all "close," but in fact overwhelming.

Also via Ace: an Irish family attempts to capture a bat that has gotten loose in their kitchen. The sheer "Irishness" of the episode is priceless:

Urban cover-ups in Russia.

A couple of items from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Inspired by the "distracted boyfriend" meme...

Yeah, we better check this guy Jeff out (click to enlarge)...

It's all about priorities: "Texas National Guard halts hurricane recovery efforts to catch up on diversity training".

Scientific evidence that we have more summer in store (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Al Sharpton's spawn looking to create a legacy of her own

"Al Sharpton’s daughter got arrested on her 30th birthday after she allegedly attacked a cab driver and stole his keys."

Sign of the times

This sign has been popping up in the neighborhood lately:

The color and design, perhaps not coincidentally, resemble an Obama campaign poster. It apparently originated at a pro-immigration demonstration and is now, I believe, being employed as a not-so-very-veiled middle finger to the Trump administration. Note that it has been helpfully translated into several other languages, including Arabic (that ought to keep the Jihadists from your door!)

I'm thinking of having something like this made up for my yard: "Leftist stupidity has no home here". Or maybe "Haters welcome!"

Update: Haw!

(H/T: News Junkie at Maggie's Farm)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

I found another video from the short-lived 1950s television program, "Showtime at the Apollo", featuring one of my favorite post-war jump blues pianists, Amos Milburn. And here he is...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kurt Schlichter faces off with Paul Ryan

Schlichter comes off like Crocodile Dundee and his Bowie knife against that street punk and his little stiletto.
So, for the benefit of us suckers, basically Ryan was against DACA when it couldn’t be undone, but is now panicking when it can be undone because it might actually be undone – unless President Trump lets Ryan roll him, in which case he deserves to be laughed at in exactly the way his Never Trump enemies will laugh at him.

Gosh, this DACA two-step kind of reminds me of Obamacare and how gung-ho the True Conservatives were to repeal it when they couldn’t repeal it and how suddenly they turned ungung-ho when they actually could. Weird. If I was cynical, I’d say that it seems like the establishment GOP has been lying to our faces for years and years, but that couldn’t be true because our establishment betters have principles and stuff.
BTW, has anybody actually confronted Ryan and asked him why DACA was unconstitutional in 2014 but absolutely essential today? I'd really like to hear his answer.

More from Schlichter:
So now there are really four political parties stuffed into two political party infrastructures:

1. Right, pro-establishment (The RINOs)
2. Right, anti-establishment (The Trump voters)
3. Left, pro-establishment (Hillary’s snobby urban corporatist jerk corps)
4. Left, anti-establishment (The Bernie/Warren/Stalin Axis of Venezuela)
The guy's a human gamma knife, going straight for the establishment tumor. Read the whole thing.

I'll probably give that one a miss

Sounds too intense for me.
When William Friedkin shot “The Exorcist” in 1973, he had never seen an exorcism, though even at the time he believed in the power of this rite. Decades later, the U.S. director came full circle when he was able to film one close up — involving violent thrashing, foaming at the mouth and screaming — thanks to Father Gabriele Amorth, who performed exorcisms for the Vatican’s Rome Diocese. The result is documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth,” which screened at the Venice Film Festival.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday funnies

Long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fan has an interesting last request (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Pole dancing: not as easy as it looks...

Click to enlarge...

Airman Will Stockdale takes a manual dexterity test...

For a minute there, I thought they were talking about a Paco family reunion: "Fascinating 'blob' colony found in Lost Lagoon".

Racism: it's everywhere! From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

New and improved Socialist Realism sculpture (via DoublePlusUndead).

The following two items are courtesy of the Woodsterman blog:

Friday, September 1, 2017

What next?

Zombie coyotes.

Happy Feet Friday

Maxwell Davis, a tenor saxophonist and music producer, is generally considered to be the father of West Coast R&B. Here he is, layin' down a fine, struttin' piece of eight-to-the-bar goodness, in "Boogie Cocktails".