Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Socialism explained

Via The People's Cube, here's an actual attempt by a socialist to sell the system. It is bold, clear, succinct and idiotic.



As noted at the Cube, "A Progressive is someone pretending to not be a Socialist. A Socialist is someone pretending to not be a Communist. A Communist is someone pretending to not be a dangerously brutal, lying, primitive, murdering thug."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Et up with the dumbass

As a friend's father once said of Arab militants in the Middle East.

The newest Palestinian weapon? "Arson birds".

In the midst of all the NeverTrumpist noise...

...I always turn to Kurt Schlichter, who never disappoints:
Donald Trump goes to Europe, scandalizes the Euroweenies, libs, and cruise-shilling grifters of Never Trump, and comes back victorious. He’s about to get his second SCOTUS justice confirmed – all they have on Brett Kavanaugh is that he likes beer and is named “Brett.” In Congress, the Democrats decided to go all in on abolishing ICE because Americans love open borders and welcome MS-13 or something. In the Mueller farce, the Dems decided that the smart play was to publicly run interference for creepy weirdo Peter Strzok when he went on national TV doing his impression of Lotion Boy from Silence of the Lambs.

Hey Pete, what do those Trump voters smell like? Smells like a red wave to me, you insipid weirdo.

Out and about in Brunswick County

We had to go to the "big city" of Wilmington yesterday (to have a ceiling light rewired), and decided to take the scenic route back to Southport. State Hwy 133 is not exactly desolate, but it is thinly populated and there are sections where it's simply mile after mile of fenced-in pine plantations (owned, I believe, by some big timber company in Georgia). There are a couple of nice parks, though.

River Walk is located on the Brunswick River near the Wilmington end of Hwy 133. It's pretty substantial.



I don't know what those things in the background are (they look like giant lawn chairs). I believe they're situated at a port facility where the Brunswick River flows into the ocean.



There's also a pretty nature trail. The park is part of a larger area that was once a rice plantation.



Down the road a piece is the Brunswick County Nature Park. Man, they don't call it "low country" for nothing. I'm pretty sure I heard an alligator snoring.





We did encounter one outpost of civilization in the wilderness.



Here's a 10-second history of the settlement of Brunswick, now a colonial ghost town.



And here's some followup on one of the items mentioned above. Looks like, back in the day, some sneaky Spaniards attacked the town.



And finally...



Home again!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Purge

The Bolsheviks in the Democratic Party continue to push the Mensheviks to the wall. First, the Sandinista Barrista in New York ousts a long-term establishment donk, and now progressives in California give Diane Feinstein the bird.


"The purge is nearly complete! When Comrade Sanders wakes up from his nap, invite him to come and help us celebrate the fruits of victory!"

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Man's best friend

Certainly the soldier's best friend: "An SAS dog killed one jihadi militant and injured two others, saving a team of SAS soldiers in the process."

Meh

France won some kind of soccer thing.

Sunday funnies

Cops aren't really into splitting semantic hairs: "An inebriated motorist assured Florida police that he was not drinking while driving, but only swigging from a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon when his vehicle paused at stop signs and traffic signals".

When engineers play with their food...




Slow day at the office...





From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"...



From the invaluable Babylon Bee: "Mexican Restaurant Under Fire For Racially Profiling White Girl, Offering Her Mild Hot Sauce".





Speaking of the Trump Baby balloon...



Saturday, July 14, 2018

The only thing lamer than Hillary Clinton...

...is her propaganda:
I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s. Now, I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s.
That would be the Republicans who, apparently, want to return to the days of slavery.

Speaking of lame, what's going on with Nancy Pelosi? Now, I know her mental engine was never more than a puny four-cylinder, but it seems like the power train is coming apart, as well: "Speech problems mar Pelosi appearance: Says tax cut will add ‘2 children dollars more’ to deficit".

Friday, July 13, 2018

Paraskevidekatriaphobes urged to lie low today

And if you're an avid Trump hater, you might do well to hide under your bed. Don Surber relates the sad history of those who have taken on Teflon Don.

Know your gun history

The CIA-developed "DEER" pistol.

The FBI - then and now

Then (1949, agents arrest commie agent Judith Coplon):



Now (Peter Strzok, lying to Congress about his efforts to sabotage President Trump):



Update: Rebecca, in the comments...
Did you see the video of Strzok smirking and wiggling in his seat? He might as well have shouted: "Ha ha, I don't have to answer you, Nyah Nyah!" I never wanted to crawl through my screen and slap somebody so bad in all my life.
I'm with you on that, Rebecca. He looks like some snot-nosed six-year-old sassing his momma. Here's the video Rebecca's referring to.

Happy Feet Friday

Artie Shaw's swingtastic 1939 orchestra performs Diga Diga Doo.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Thing that Wouldn't Die



Update: Photoshop fun, featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sometimes the commenters here are eerily in tune with fateful occurences

In a post yesterday, I linked to a Tweet that showed reporters being led by a dumpster and a painting of Hillary Clinton on their way to hear the President's announcement of his SCOTUS pick. In the comments there was this exchange:

Rebecca: "Dumpster. Hillary Clinton. How do you tell the difference?"

Veeshir: "Fewer bodies around the average dumpster?"

And what striking headline do I read today? "Dead Woman Found In Huma Abedin’s Dumpster At New York Building".

BTW, has anyone called for a wellness check on Monica Lewinsky, lately?

Good catch

Friend and commenter Deborah found the perfect distillation of anti-Trumpism:
Groucho Marx in Horsefeathers from 1932 didn't intend this for the Left, but it is applicable.

"I don't know what they have to say
It makes no difference anyway
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
No matter what it is
Or who commenced it
I'm against it!

Your proposition may be good
But let's have one thing understood
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
And even when you've changed it
Or condensed it
I'm against it!

I'm opposed to it
On general principles
I'm opposed to it!"

Haw!

Via Ace:

I say

Prime Minister Theresa May seems to have made rather a dog's breakfast of Brexit, what?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The close of another beautiful day

Update and bumped: Here's another nice sunset from yesterday evening.



Another great thing about our location is that we're not near any town lights, so the night-time sky is beautiful, the stars and planets and Milky Way clearly visible.


Yesterday, actually. I think some of the best sunsets are in coastal areas, because you need clouds in the sky for the reflection and refraction of light, and they are pretty much always available.



My little cell phone camera doesn't really do the scene justice, but still, pretty nice.

Snickers is now, for some reason, putting random words on their candy wrappers. Found the perfect one for me (seeing as how I'm a conservative and all):

Let the confirmation games begin

President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, and he strikes me as a perfectly acceptable candidate (in his own right, and certainly in comparison to anyone Hillary Clinton would have nominated - yeah, that's right, I'm looking at you, Eric Holder). The Democrats are already covering themselves with "glory" in their determination to oppose this Trump nominee (it would have been the same, no matter who the nominee was, of course; the donks always put on their Evil Clown outfits in situations like this).

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Donald

Can you imagine Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney pulling a hilarious stunt like this?

The next best thing to tar and feathers

Priceless.

Could Hillary be thinking about another run at the White House?

Could be.

I wonder what James Woods thinks of this?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Fascinating

David Thompson's blog always has interesting stuff you're not likely to see anywhere else, and here's a good example: an interactive web site that provides historical background on a number of "phantom islands" (islands that allegedly have been seen, in some cases visited, over the past several hundred years, but of which no trace now exists).

It took me a few minutes to figure out how to navigate this thing. Make sure you're in "cruise" mode, and note the edges of the page; you'll see the names of islands and little arrows. Click on one, and the screen will take you to where the selected island was first "mapped", and you'll get a pop-up with info.

I note, with pleasure, that they have not yet stumbled across Pacovia.


Welcome to Pacovia! You're just in time for dinner."

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday funnies

"I'm tellin' you, Larry, this is the only way to migrate!"




"H-e-y...wait a minute..."




Always make sure you know how to spell the name of the street you live on. Just sayin' (H/T: the excellent Small Dead Animals blog):




Important public service announcement for people living in Hawaii (H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"):




Turn that clown upside down!




I'm with Hillary: it's time to get rid of the Electrical College.


Don't have the time or the money to go to Busch Gardens this weekend? No problem (H/T: American Digest)




Millennials' odd preferences.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Know your gun history

I have an L.C. Smith double-bbl shotgun (12 ga), which Old Paco handed down to me many years ago. As near as I've been able to figure, having researched serial numbers, it appears to have been manufactured circa 1923. The brand has a kind of complicated history.

Friday, July 6, 2018

John Brennan clings to relevance

Actually, I think the Ex-CIA Director (!) has finally lost his grip and is in free-fall (or perhaps free-fail is a better description). Another day, another mindless Tweet at President Trump:
You are to governance & politics what Bernie Madoff was to the stock market & investment advice. The two of you share a remarkably unethical ability to deceive & manipulate others, building Ponzi schemes to aggrandize yourselves. Truth & justice ultimately caught up with Bernie.
Yeah, well, truth and justice finally caught up with Lavrentiy Beria, too, sport.


But...but...Russian collusion!

Looks like karma

Rhino poachers eaten by lions.

Happy Feet Friday

Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa, who became an important pianist in bop music, also performed with some of the best-known swing bands in the mid-40s, including those of Artie Shaw and Charlie Barnet. Here he is, taking a decidedly "boppish" turn with Barnet's orchestra, in "The Moose".

Thursday, July 5, 2018

I don't want to hear another word about the damned Hollywood Ten

Conservative actor James Woods is dropped by his agent because Trump.

As Ace points out, Woods recently retired, so the agent conveniently waited until Woods no longer represented much of an income source. A real dick move.

Progressive values

Thug grabs MAGA hat off of teen's head in restaurant, then throws his drink at the young man and his friend. Oh, and walks off with the hat.

Not surprisingly, the a$$hole was quickly identified and his own employer fired him. The jerk's name is Kino Ahuitzotl Jimenez. It's not particularly relevant, but Ahuitzotl was an Aztec king who invaded and subjected several neighboring states. It's also the name of an Aztec god who was shaped like a spiky-haired dog and had a hand growing out of his tail. And now, it's also the name of an unemployed dumbass who I hope gets charged for assault and robbery.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Assortment

The NeverTrumpers continue being mock-worthy. Singling out George Will, specifically, I believe what grifter Paul Newman said about Robert Shaw's gangster character in The Sting is applicable: he made his biggest mistake the day he decided to be somebody. Will made his biggest mistake the day he decided he wasn't just a political columnist, but a political philosopher.




DNC Chairman, Tom Perez: "Our most fundamental values are under attack". Damn straight, comrade! Because "fundamental values" for a Democrat these days represent a mixture of the Communist Manifesto, De Sade's diaries, Lord of the Flies, and Kafka's The Trial.

The UK "Justice" system continues giving Tommy Robinson the runaround.

Ooo! I think I'll take two of those. 'Cause if the Left is "woke", it's in my best interest to be a damned insomniac.

The always interesting Paul Joseph Watson joins UKIP.

Some half-wit at the UK's Independent Tweeted a little Independence Day snark. They never learn. Try this one on for size, punk:




(Cartoon by Patrick Cross for PJ Media)

I'm not an athlete myself...

...but I do admire great athletic accomplishment:
Defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut chomped down a record 74 franks and buns Wednesday to win his 11th title at the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

Figures

In Hollywood, when it comes to immigration, it's all about the humanity cheap labor

Happy Independence Day!



As we take hope in the successful defense of our country from the gravediggers of liberty, both within and without, I wish you all a splendid Fourth. And let us remember the words of John Adams:
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Those clever Israelis!

Iranian General Gholam Reza Jalali claims that Israel is using secret Joo weather technology to steal Iran's clouds.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sunday funnies (Monday edition)

Didn't catch this one in time for yesterday's Funnies, but here it is now.

Michael Moore recently stated that lefties need to put their bodies on the line to stop Trump. Naturally, the People's Cube has the last word...

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday funnies

Sometimes you've just got to get away from the grandkids for a little while; that's where grandma camoflage comes in handy...



The prayer of Donald Trump (via Ace of Spades):
And Donald Prayed Thus: Oh Lord, Only One Thing I Ask Of Thee, That Thou Wouldst Make Mine Enemies Look Ridiculous.

And The Lord Saith Unto Him, "Hold My Beer."


Cats always have an ulterior motive.

I wonder why that is?



Key and Peele in "Cat Poster".



That's the way the socialist cookie crumbles: "Democratic Socialist Candidate’s Primary Win Revoked After All Her Votes Forcibly Redistributed".



Ok, your turn.


Bryan Lewis laments: "I Think My Dog's a Democrat"...