Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I think we need a new paradigm of dumbness

"Say, did you hear that Don Lemon on CNN says that the greatest terror threat in our country is white men? Pretty idiotic, eh?"

"I can top that. Former CEO of King Broadcasting, Steven Clifford, says that the federal government should disenfranchise all straight white males."

"Whoa! That's some lab-quality stupid right there! Um, just how does this genius propose to take the vote away from, what, a quarter to a third of the U.S. population?"

"Good question. I suppose force would have to be used. I'm sure all of those straight, white male cops and soldiers would be happy to enforce a law that deprives them of one of their fundamental rights."

"Well. that's got to be the dumbest thing we'll hear today."

"Hey, guys! Guess what; some Democrat state senator in Missouri just posted a comment on Facebook calling for Trump's assassination."

"Ok, maybe the second dumbest thing we'll hear today."

Happy Halloween!

Hope you and yours all have a safe one.

It's the scariest time of the year, and the scariest year in a long time, so remember to vote on election day! The consequences are YUUUUGGGGE!!

"I'll get you, and your little constitution, too!"

Yeah, but at least he could if he wanted to

Not like some semi-literate, race-hustling morons I can think of:
Wednesday on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” MSNBC host Al Sharpton accused President Donald Trump of probably having not read the 14th Amendment in response to the president’s proposal to end birthright citizenship with an executive order.

Joe Donnelly steps in it

During a debate last night, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly wrong-footed himself while trying to brag about the diversity of his staff:
"Our state director is Indian-American, but he does an amazing job," Donnelly said. "Our director of all constituent services, she's African-American, but she does an even more incredible job than you could ever imagine."
In other words, "I have minorities working for me who, believe it or not, don't suck at their jobs."

Now, what's really funny to me is that Colby Itkowitz at The Washington Post, when reporting on this story, immediately identified Donnelly as a "conservative Democrat" (sorry, article is behind a firewall and I can't link it). She just had to tarnish him, somehow, and she couldn't very well call him a Republican, so she made sure everybody knew that he wasn't, you know, a "real" Democrat.

But is this even true? Is he a conservative Democrat? I thought those things had gone the way of the great auk.

Not related, but watch how I pull a reverse Donnelly...

CNN talking air-head Don Lemon said we have to "stop demonizing people", and in the same breath demonized white men. He's an idiot, even though he's an African-American.

The GOP gets woke

Funny video from Intellectual Froglegs (H/T: Gateway Pundit).

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

We knew they were bores

Are they also whores? Ace has some informed speculation that indicates certain NeverTrump "Republicans" are in league with, and receiving funding from, left-wing sources.

Good news and bad news for Whitey Bulger

Notorious Boston mobster, Whitey Bulger, was sentenced to life in 2013 for a grab bag of crimes, including murder.

The good news is he wound up only spending 5 years in federal prison. The bad news is that his life sentence only lasted 5 years because he was murdered (Turns out to have been a grisly death; much more from The Daily Mail)

Among other things, Bulger is well known for totally playing the FBI as an informant.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Good advice

Robert Avrech at Seraphic Secret provides some interesting context and wise counsel in the aftermath of the massacre at the synagogue in Pittsburgh.
It’s almost impossible to stop a determined killer armed with a weapon unless potential victims are also armed. That’s why so many synagogues in America have hired armed security guards. If a synagogue does not take security seriously, they are being, um, unwise.

In Israel, synagogues are never chosen as targets because IslamoNazis know that synagogues are filled with armed soldiers and IDF veterans who are licensed to carry.

I don't understand that decision at all

It appears to me that it's the most efficient and economical way of moving her from place to place. I mean, let's face it, she's not exactly petite, and she has a tendency to fall over like an improperly moored inflatable snowman on somebody's lawn in a strong wind during the Christmas season. She can also be tied down, which not only provides stability but keeps her from bumping into things after "one too many." And if her weight is an issue, they're now making these things out of galvanized steel, as well as wood. So I don't quite see the reason...

Oh, wait. He said "ballot", not "pallet". Never mind!
Terry McAuliffe: Hillary Clinton ‘Is Never Going to Be on a Ballot Again’

The procrastinating protestor

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday funnies

Is this real? Please tell me this is real.

"C'mon, Jimmy, it's just a mouse!"

Sigh.... Beagles, man (Via David Thompson).

Technically correct (Ditto).

Irish people try American BBQ.

Fake bombs in the news (via Powerline's "The Week in Pictures").

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Horror in Pittsburgh

This is what a real Neo-Nazi looks like.

God bless the souls of the dead, comfort their families and friends, and speed the injured to a full recovery.

What the...?

Spider webs (in Australia, of course). I wonder what happened to the picnickers.

The nuts and bolts of film making

It's amazing, the things that go on in movies that we don't see; or, rather, the building blocks that we do not consciously notice as discrete components of the director's art which, nonetheless, come together seamlessly to yield an overall effect.

I came across the video below in which the narrator dissects one scene from the classic movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, and it is wonderfully instructive, describing how Director John Ford used framing, movement (and absence of movement), positioning and camera angles to convey a wealth of information, not just with respect to the immediacy of the dangerous emotions evinced by the principal characters, but also subtly touching on a much larger theme, the death of the Old West.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy birthday, Granny!

Hillary Clinton turned 71 today!

Here's an early photo, from when the White House was just a gleam in her eye...

Oops! Sorry. Don't know how that got there.

Don't sweat it, Hill. You've got all eternity to not be president.

This idiot

Update II and bumped: Curiouser and curiouser.

Update and bumped:
C'mom, man! Another fake Indian? From Breitbart: "Per the Associated Press, it appears Sayoc may not have any real claim to Native American heritage. A Seminole tribal spokesman says he is not a member, and a relative says that his parents were Italian and Filipino. Sayoc’s cousin suggests he may have started to identify as Native American after dating a Minnesota woman in 2015 who was a member of a tribe."

Muppet-faced Democratic California congressman Jared Huffman says that the faux-bomb suspect is “right out of central casting from a Trump rally.”

So, this would be a foreshadowing of Trump supporters, right?

Elizabeth Warren's revenge?

Looks like our faux bomber may be (a) a Trump supporter and (b) a Native American, at least according to this post at Gateway Pundit.

Happy Feet Friday

Woody Herman had a long career performing in several genres of jazz, but his organization started out in the 1930s billed as "The Band That Plays the Blues", and here's a prime example from 1939: "Blues Upstairs" (I really enjoy the bluesy, foot-draggin', full-ensemble march at the end).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cui bono?

Really stupid right-wing hoax or heavy-handed left-wing false flag operation? Or just some total moron stirring the pot? We'll see, but I share Ace's suspicions.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Ok, what if I drink chocolate milk?

You have to go back to when Barry was a Senator, but he was actually right, one time.

Victor Davis Hanson: "Evidently, the new progressive and radical Democratic Party is far more honest—or perhaps far more hubristic—than in the past. So what now looks and sounds like a wolf is a wolf."

And Joe Biden is more like Joe Biden than Albert Einstein.

Gee, I haven't thought much about Common Core in a while; I wonder how that's working out.

Second look at Piers Morgan? "So once again, I can only advise the Democrats to stop their ridiculously self-defeating state of perpetual Trump outrage and work out how they’re actually going to beat him. Because right now, Trump’s kicking your a**."

The Mainstream Media continues to live down to Donald Trump's expectations.

The secret Republican plot to sabotage voting:

Some interesting history: "Paraguayans: The World's Weirdest Latinos".

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Godwin's Law 2.0

A common formulation of Godwin's Law is as follows: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1".

So, what if someone actually claims that Hitler compares favorably to Trump? Sounds like peak Trump Derangement Syndrome to me.

Random photo

Old school Ford.

Democrat ad

So good to see a truthful one.

Spindly, jug-headed political personality reappears

Just in time to help put the final nail in Democratic hopes for recapturing the House of Representatives, Barack Obama materializes, as if, to borrow from H.L. Mencken, he were "on furlough from some home for extinct volcanoes".

But it looks like the magic may have worn off. Speaking on the campus of the University of Las Vegas, Obama couldn't even fill a small pavilion.

BTW, in addition to a ruinous health care system, the regulatory strangulation of businesses, and the massive deployment of divisive identity politics, we can also thank Barry for helping Iran maintain its involvement in narcotics trafficking (H/T: Roger L. Simon).

Monday, October 22, 2018

That's some pretty fast walking

James Woods is a tad skeptical about the Central American horde "marching" toward our southern border.

Fake news

UK edition.

Big Ben is going to make a very impressive minaret some day.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday funnies

"The cat? No, no, we have no idea where he is."

Spot the Robot busts some moves.

50 ways to say "no".

Nice catch, my man!

Interesting analogy (H/T: David Thompson).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Friday, October 19, 2018

Monkey see

Nancy Pelosi reportedly has been grooming Adam "Schiff-for-brains" as a potential successor.

You remember Schiff, don't you? For the first year or more of Donald Trump's presidency he was all about the Trump/Russia collusion yarn, 24/7. Anyway, the grooming story seems to be legit; Paco World News Daily (PWND) has photographic evidence.

"Don't eat them, Nancy, that's gross."

Happy Feet Friday

Merrill Moore was a piano player whose style was influential in the rockabilly genre in the 1950s. He led his own bands, and also performed as a studio musician with Tennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash and others.

Here is is, really layin' into the 88 with a cover of the old Ray McKinley/Freddie Slack standard, "Down the Road A Piece", featuring Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar and Speedy West on the pedal steel.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

So, what's it going to be?

Jobs or mobs?

Meh. We'll probably have the mobs in any event, but at least let's hope they're not in charge.

My favorite new fraction

Social Justice Warriors not amused by new meme

I wasn't aware of the NPC meme until I read about it at Ace of Spades. Now, Paul Joseph Watson elaborates...

Anything that upsets the progs, I'm for it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What would you do with $38 million?

I don't know about you, but I think I'd use it to run for office as a faux "Kennedyesque" liberal in Texas (because a bonfire of money looks so pretty against the evening sky).

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fauxcahontas strikes back at Great White Father

Elizabeth Warren, long beset by skeptics over her claim to Native-American ancestry, released a DNA report that shows that she may be as little as 1/512th "indigenous" (another report suggests her Native-American ancestry may be as microscopic as 1/1,024th). Naturally, she's insisting that President Trump pay off on his $1 million bet.

But as the linked post indicates, most Indian tribes insist on anything from 1/16th to as much as 1/4th Native-American ancestry in order to claim tribal membership.

Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that I had more Tuareg or Ainu blood than Warren has Indian genetic material.

UPDATE: LOL! Elizabeth Warren may have less Indian blood than the average white american.

UPDATE II: Isophorone, in the comments - "Now I'm going to call her PICOHONTAS!"

UPDATE III: Dennis Miller Tweet - "Oh for god's sake! I'm pretty sure George Custer had more American Indian blood than that."

UPDATE IV: I've submitted Elizabeth Warren's claim to testing, also...

Oregon barrels toward its dystopian future

Friend and commenter Jeff provided some context on Oregon last week:
Western Oregon, primarily along the I5 corridor, is pretty much lost to the Kalifornia Liberals. Some other parts of Oregon are being overwhelmed by these clowns (Klamath Falls and Bend, mostly) as well. And don't get me started on Governor Kate Brown!

Eastern Oregon would split into another state in a heartbeat, if they could.

Portland, though, has been long in the socialist nightmare. Bush 41 dubbed it "Little Beirut". Recently, the school published a teacher's planning guide that, among other vile things, praises Che.

Recently, Portland's police force did precisely nothing to stop Antifa thugs who were "directing" traffic in the downtown area, and yesterday the same thugs brawled with rightist marchers protesting the mayor's "hands-off" approach.

Liberals are perfectly willing to let their cities turn into hell-holes, as long as they can continue to enjoy their own islands of relative safety in neighborhoods where I'm reasonably certain that the police have been told, emphatically, not to stand down. But the no-go zones are getting bigger, and even previously safe and clean areas are beginning to turn ugly (that's right, San Francisco, I'm looking at you). So-called "progressivism" has shown an unusually strong resistance to reality; we'll see how long that lasts (and the odds are that the acceptance of reality will be a long time coming; Detroit's a wreck, and Chicago's turning into a literal slaughterhouse, but the decline of these once-great cities is showing no sign of reversal).

Random photos

Granddaughter Maggie, relaxing with a hot cocoa.

Old school Chevy Bel Air, spotted down by the Cape Fear River.

Hey, all you Antifa thugs who think you're bad-ass because you wear black kerchiefs and ski goggles, and chase unarmed, confused old men down the street - this is what real resistance looks like...

So, heroes, why don't you do something genuinely impressive, like attack the 82nd Airborne HQ at Ft. Bragg? Go ahead, I'll wait.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Otis Rush, RIP

I'm a little late on this, but Chicago blues great Otis Rush passed away on September 29th.

Here's one of my Rush favorites, "So Many Roads, So Many Trains".

Sunday funnies

Polar bear payola.

If you've got some time, you may want to watch the World Snail Racing Championship.

It's supposed to be satire, but I wonder: "Al Gore Predicts Massive Apocalypse If Billions Are Not Spent On His Books, Films".

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy Feet Friday

Jan Savitt was an emigre from what is now part of Ukraine, trained as a classical violinist, and played in the orchestra of the great Leopold Stokowski. But he left that long-hair jive behind and put together a swing band in the 1930s known as the Top Hatters. They had their own radio show and broadcast from the Philadelphia NBC affiliate four times a week.

Here the boys perform a cover of Jimmy Lunceford's "Blues in the Groove". Johnny Austin provides the trumpet solo in what I can only characterize as a style that is simultaneously laid back and frenetic.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Question before the house

Is this whole "support animal" thing being carried too far? Woman and her "emotional support squirrel" kicked off plane in Orlando.

An important anniversary

Tuesday of this week marks the 51st anniversary of the death of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, psychopath and revolutionary doofus.

As always, we respectfully note his passing.

Update: Rebecca, in the comments, offers a short, but sweet, eulogy, which perfectly expresses my own sentiments:
Molder in peace, Che, you communist ratbastard.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Well, maybe they'll eat all those extra mosquitoes

"Tens of thousands of frogs and toads have taken over the North Carolina coast after months of record-setting weather".

Man with face like a ferret preaches violence

Eric Holder, one of the most indisputably obnoxious figures of the Obama administration, says, "when Republicans go low, we kick them".

Well, I think we can do something about that. Take it away, Master Wong!

Stormy weather

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of that monster hurricane, Michael. We're likely to get quite a bit of rain and wind here in Brunswick County, too, so we're going through the drill again (moving plants indoors, etc.). We've contracted with a company to install accordion hurricane shutters, but their backlog is so long, it most likely isn't going to happen for another couple of months.

Arizona's looking better and better! (Just dreamin', of course).

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Interesting comment...

...from Ellsworth Toohey Hillary Clinton.

So, if we want civility, we're essentially going to have to accept a one-party state, right? Turn the people into "one neck ready for one leash", isn't that the goal?

Monday, October 8, 2018

More family history

I stumbled across this story which details the arrest of Junior Johnson, the ex-moonshiner and NASCAR driver, by my father (the Joe Carter in the story).


Then, by all means, Bob, go find a country where'd you'd be more comfortable. Maybe Venezuela or Nicaragua or Yemen, someplace like one of those.

The 2020 Democrat dream ticket.

At least some NeverTrumpers are starting to have second thoughts.

Michael Walsh: "The High-Water Mark of the Resistance".

President Donald Trump: "You don't hand matches to an arsonist and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob - and that's what they've become. The Democrats have become too extreme and too dangerous to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law, not the rule of the mob." Amen, brother!

Breaking news: Search parties are being organized to look for Max Boots' mind.

"Dang! All I smell is RINO musk!"

Hey, dude, actions have consequences, even in Canada.

Isn't that cute! Portland still wants to be San Francisco when it grows up! More about leftist vigilantism in Portland here.

You just knew there had to be a Downfall video about Kavanaugh's confirmation!

Wait. I thought drinking a lot of beer is now a bad thing. Sooooo....

Remember: show your mom some consideration.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday funnies

Ever been photobombed by a stingray?

The swim-through window down at Bojangles.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall (and I hope you all do, as well!) H/T: Tastefully Offensive.

James "Mad Dog" Mattis says Ricin just like mother used to make.

The test of the presidential alert system occurred this week, and led to a hilarious meme on the internet, with lots of messages that we wish the president had actually sent out. Powerline's "The Week in Pictures" has some great examples, including this one:

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The harder the struggle...

...the sweeter the taste of victory. Congratulations to Brett Kavanaugh for surviving the Democrats' brutal gauntlet of smears and lies, and for winning confirmation of his nomination to the Supreme Court.

And thanks to President Trump for standing by him. Keep those victories coming, Mr. President!

Time for a celebratory moment. Come, on, chillun, lez dance!

Lindsey Graham, calm, cool and collected

I love the debonair insouciance exuded by Lindsey Graham in this photo, as he straightens his tie, smiles at the camera, and pointedly ignores a yowling protestor...

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Feet Friday

Memphis Slim and Kansas Fields rock the house!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

In the wake of the hurricane


Paco World News Daily (PWND) has captured an image of one of these mosquitoes in this dramatic photo...

Update: Looks like friend and commenter Skeeter's mosquitoes may have mine beat.

Recall notice

Tom Perez
Chairman, Democratic National Committee
Washington, DC

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Vice President, Sales and Returns More Sales

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Honoring a real hero

"Retired Army Medic Ronald J. Shurer II Receives the Medal of Honor".

So, what does that work out to per shot?

"A bottle of 'The Holy Grail of Whisky' sold for a record $1.1 million".

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Letter from Junius to Senator Jeff Flake

Senator Flake:

History has drawn a veil over the identity of the person who left open a postern gate in the walls of Constantinople, thus enabling the soldiers of Mehmet the Second to infiltrate the city and bring to a calamitous end the thousand-year-old Byzantine empire (and this at a stage of the battle when some of the sultan's own counselors were advising him to lift the siege); however, we've no reason to believe that the deed was anything other than an act of catastrophic carelessness by some supremely irresponsible cloth-pate.

The well-documented defectiveness of your headpiece notwithstanding, be advised that we will not admit a plea of mere stupidity in the matter of your eleventh hour effort to afford your Democratic friends new avenues of attack by suggesting an FBI investigation into the unproven - and, indeed, unprovable – allegations made by Dr. Ford, and perhaps by other like-minded fabulists whom I've no doubt the Democrats will try to produce as complainants. No, sir, yours was an act of calculated sabotage, part and parcel of your fraudulent moral preening for an audience of leftists whose current paeans to your “heroism” you will no doubt be startled to discover , soon enough, are as evanescent as any claim you may ever have had to being a genuine conservative.

At a time when the Democrat faction has deteriorated into little more than a mobile vulgus, baying for the blood of true patriots and threatening to reduce our Constitution to a dead letter, we find you, not in the trenches standing shoulder to shoulder with the stalwarts of your Party, but sitting in the shade of the supply wagons, far from the site of battle, polishing your curriculum vitae in the hope of pursuing some fantastical career that will never exist outside of your own imagination. You could have played Horatius at the bridge, but chose to flee like some cowardly Nomen nescio , some anonymous and craven pressed man, discarding his armor just as quickly as ever he could wriggle free of it.

I do not know that the Flake family possesses an heraldic achievement, or what is generally, but imprecisely, known as a coat of arms. Permit me to suggest one: on a field, jaundiced, two chickens couchant, divided by a bar sinister. Helm: a dunce cap, argent. With far more elegance than you deserve, your character would thereby be smoked as that of a man who is, as my American cousins in the southern colonies would say in their coarse but vivid argot, a stupid yellow bastard.

And for a motto, I can think of nothing more apt than the words spoken by the American robber baron Jay Gould, as he narrowly avoided the clutches of the law. Leaping upon the boat with which he effected his escape, he assured his colleagues, “Don't worry, boys. Nothing's lost, save honor”.


(H/T: friend and commenter Isophorone, who suggested this letter)

Monday, October 1, 2018

Old Paco

Here are a couple of final mementos from the old homestead.

This is my father at age 18, in 1946 (you know I'm diggin' that tie!):

And here he is in the early 50s as a deputy sheriff at a traffic stop, handing out...I have no idea what those are. Invitations to the Sheriff Department's annual ball, perhaps.