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

Dear Mr. Perez:

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As you will no doubt recall reading in the warranty, the Smear Gun One is sold as is, without representations concerning effectiveness; therefore, we regret that we cannot offer a refund. The extent of our recall responsibilities goes no farther than to encourage you to return the items at your own expense in order to get them out of your way. We will be sending you, however, a beautifully engraved certificate with the words, "Our bad!", suitable for framing (for the low, low price of $59.99, we will include a faux-hardwood frame with faux gilt).

Hoping to be able to serve your fine organization again in the near future, I remain,

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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.

And now, with all of the significance of a possum fart in a hurricane, comes James Comey's latest opinion

Even more contemptible than his corruption and his hypocrisy, it is James Comey's absurd sanctimoniousness that grates the most.

Update: Donald Trump takes down another fraud who had the crust to talk about Kavanaugh's honesty - DaNangDick.