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

Gamesmanship



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

Finally!

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

Hubris

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".

Huh?

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, so...money 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":





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bush 2 seems to have recovered from his case of lockjaw

For eight long years, George Bush declined to offer any significant criticism of his successor. We were constantly assured that this represented the "high road".

How interesting that he now seems to have plenty to say, and none of it to President Trump's credit:
“We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” Bush said. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”

“Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children,” he said at another point. “The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”
Practically all of the foregoing characterized the Obama years, during which time Bush uttered not a peep about the Democratic president's devisiveness, mendacity and authoritarian tendencies.

Perhaps Bush kept quiet all those years because of his special friendship with Michelle Obama. Or maybe he really doesn't view the Obama regime as having been anything more than ruling-class business as usual, compared to Trump's genuinely revolutionary instincts. Hard to say. But I've definitely reached one conclusion: I don't miss George Bush, and I'd be greatly obliged if he'd just shut up for the next several years; this is obviously well within the scope of his abilities, since he was so good at it during Obama's eight-year assault on liberty, patriotism and honest government.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Nothing like some of that sophisticated Basie swing in the morning! Here's the Count and Jimmy Rushing with "The Blues I Like to Hear".

Behind enemy lines

Kurt Schlichter dons his cloak of invisibility and attends a secret Democratic conference. A sample from the decrypted transcript:
[Schumer:] “Remember, we’re here to freely exchange ideas in an atmosphere of openness and unlimited inquiry. With that in mind, your program has a list of the things you can’t say, like ‘illegal alien’ and ‘Christmas.’ It also has a handy cheat sheet of everyone’s preferred pronouns. Mine are ‘he’ and ‘him,’ while Senator Menendez’s are ‘convict’ and ‘Number 675973.’ Also, be sure to observe the rule about not mansplaining, which should not be a problem with this group.”

Ambulant tree stump continues to not surprise us

Maxine Waters, one of the most ignorant, partisan hacks in Congress, couldn't stop clacking her dentures at a charitable event long enough to refrain from dissing Donald Trump.
“We face unprecedented challenges today in our struggle against HIV and AIDS and I want you to know those people in Congress on the opposite side of the aisle from me control every branch of our federal government,” Waters said. “And we have, unfortunately, an unstable, erratic person in the White House.”
Well, if that ain't a case of the pot calling the kettle pot. Waters is as unstable as a two-legged chair.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Great Halloween costume suggestion

Without further preamble:



(H/T: Clash Daily)

Pssst! Mr. Mueller!

If you're looking for collusion with Russia, you just might be looking at the wrong people:
It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic resources — yet still OK’d that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America’s uranium.
I know, put Comey on this. He'll get it cleared up in no time.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Vichy Republican Susan Collins won't vote to repeal Obama Care

And doesn't want Donald Trump to do anything about it, either: "Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy".

BOLO



Susan Collins. Establishment Republican. Caucasian female. Age: 65. Brown hair, appears to have been styled with a meat cleaver and a hand rake. Beady eyes of muddy hue nestled atop a nose that looks like a bicycle horn. If seen, report to Steve Bannon.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Civil asset forfeiture"

That's a mouthful. Why not use simpler, and more transparent, terminology, like, oh, how about theft.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blog forward

Update and bumped: The left's long march through the institutions appears to have tainted West Point, of all places.

That's right; offline again for a few days. So here's a combination of news items, Sunday funnies, and music.

That's not a Super Soaker; that's a Super Soaker. Also, the world's largest Nerf gun (H/T to Mrs. Paco for both)...



Here's Kid King and his combo with Skip's Boogie:




The lovely Dorothy Dandridge (who seems to have gotten more beautiful as she grew older) sings "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".




Whatever else he is, Harvey Weinstein must be one hell of a negotiator: "Contract with TWC ALLOWED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT". Remarkable. And the rot runs very deep.

Rule number one in conducting an armed robbery: don't put the gun down while you're scooping up the cash.



From the bottom of my heart, I wish you people complete success.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kurt Schlichter: just continually on fire

Kurt aims his sarcastomizer squarely at Hollywood, and leaves no Tinsel Town creep unvilified. A sample:
Let’s start with Jimmy Kimmel, the Johnny Carson of the semi-employable cargo shorts and Corona set. A few weeks ago he was weighing in on health care policy because, apparently, he’s for health care. Exactly what policy he’s for is unclear, because when Jimmy does his thing in front of the fin-slapping trained seal caucus in the studio bleachers, he’s not actually being about policy. He’s being about posing. He’s in favor of health care, damn it, and he doesn’t care whose toes he steps on when he speaks truth to power to all those awful people who are, well, against health care or something. Because conservatives hate health care, just like they hate science.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Che Guevara celebrates golden anniversary

That's right; yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Che's execution at the hands of the Bolivian Army.

Rarely has justice been so richly served.

My favorite commemorative photo.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Columbus Day

Robert Royal's well-researched volume, 1492 and All That, is an admirable corrective to the long-term accretion of white-man-as-plague balderdash. I believe it's currently out of print, but if you can find a used copy, I recommend it.

Here is an essay by Royal on the same theme, a review of Kirkpatrick Sale's The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy.

Serendipity

Mrs. Paco and I made a trip down to VA Beach to see the grandkids, and on the way back to the Paco Command Center, stopped at the famous Virginia Diner in the little town of Wakefield for lunch today. Highly recommended: home-cooked southern cuisine, and big portions. Not to mention the best biscuits I ever ate in a restaurant.

Anyhow, Wakefield is in the middle of Virginia's peanut country, and the diner has a section up front where you can find probably a dozen or so different types of peanuts. I think I discovered the holy grail of goobers: maple and bacon roasted peanuts. MMMMM-mm!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Offline blog-o-rama

I'll be offline for the next few days, so here's a heterogeneous collection of items.

One of the best take-downs of gun control myths and rhetoric I've seen in a long time is this piece by Larry Correia. It's comprehensive, well-documented and full of fascinating observations.

Harvey Weinstein's slimy behavior even proved to be too much for his own Board of Directors.

Yup...



The Andrews Sisters swing with "The House of Blue Lights".



All the SJWs are down on Columbus, but it's his day on Monday, so here's Fletcher Henderson and his band with a jazzy tribute.



"As The Federalist’s David Marcus explained recently, Democrats are becoming the party of the celebrity sockpuppet. In totally unrelated news, viewership of late-night talk shows is steadily declining."

Disaster: carrot-loving donkey meets orange McLaren sports car (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Coffee: it's like medicine.

Tangy!



A hilarious scene from a hilarious movie: Gene Hackman as the blind hermit in Young Frankenstein.




Maggie's favorite hobby is digging up earthworms. Hmmm. Looks here like she might have accidentally come across a centipede.


Happy Feet Friday

Lyricist Johnny Mercer had a distinctive vocal style and frequently recorded his own compositions. Here he is performing that catchy little number, "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe".

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pro-Trump artist gives Jimmy Kimmel the raspberries

And drinks a cup of St. Jimmy's tears. Try this on for size:

Oh, look, a squirrel!

Past-his-sell-date Hollywood producer, Democrat sugar daddy and alleged serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein, feeling the heat as a result of an article in the NYT (of all places), has a new cause: attacking the NRA.
I am going to need a place to channel that anger, so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention.
Now, this is more like the NYT's speed: columnist Bret Stephens, who is an even bigger fake conservative than David Brooks, is down for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

Kurt Schlichter, as usual, demonstrates the right stuff: "If you really want to disarm us, come on and try."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Saint Jimmy

Increasingly unfunny funny man, Jimmy Kimmel, apparently has appointed himself as America's leading leftist shill national conscience. First, he began making emotional pleas in favor of Obama Care, crediting it with helping save his son's life (yes, that's right: this celebrity, who has a net worth of around $35 million, wants to preserve a failing health insurance system subsidized by people who, in many cases, can't afford the premiums or can't find coverage even if they could afford them).

Now, he's wallowing in the horror and shock that has followed the massacre in Las Vegas, blaming Republicans and the absence of "common sense" gun control laws. Yet, the giant massacre-on-the-installment plan taking place in Chicago phases St. Jimmy not at all (probably because he can't blame Republicans for it).

Elsewhere, Mark Steyn discusses the massacre without St. Jimmy's hysterics.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Save us, Lord

So, I get up this morning and the first thing I see on television is coverage of the horrible mass murder in Las Vegas. My prayers go up for the souls of those who died, for the recovery of the wounded, and for the victims' devastated families. Yet another example of the truth that when a man gives his soul over to evil, he does not become an animal, but something utterly diabolical.

Instapundit notes the many acts of bravery manifested by the people caught in this hell.