Sunday, October 22, 2017

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.