Sunday, November 11, 2018

A heartfelt thanks to all of our veterans

Sunday funnies

Chopping cinder blocks...with your mind.

Congratulations to Milton, who's just completed 20 years of service as manager of the Paco Enterprises complaint desk!

Funny pitch for the movie Halloween.

Project for the weekend (via David Thompson).

You can combat evil with goodness...or, in the case of the Addams family, with sheer weirdness.

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Democratic Nazism (totally not like the old Nazism).

Friday, November 9, 2018

Happy Feet Friday

Billy Eckstine provides a good example of scat singing, topped off with a fine tenor sax solo by Gene Ammons (Gene's father, Albert, was one of the original "Big Three" of boogie-woogie, the other two being Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis).

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bummer (with some upside)

By now, everyone knows that the Democrats have recaptured the House of Representatives, and I suppose in the not too distant future we'll be seeing Nancy Pelosi and her criminal gang marching toward the Capitol, Pelosi clutching that big-ass gavel she's so fond of (Where did she ever get that thing, anyway? It looks like a ginormous bung starter).

So, not good. But far from what the Democrat faithful were hoping for. It is typical that the party out of power in the White House makes congressional gains in a non-presidential election year, and the Democrats' gains were far less than half what the Republicans achieved in 2010. Plus, the Republicans increased their lead in the Senate, which, at a minimum, will help President Trump in his court and Cabinet nominations. And Republicans won some of the most contentious gubernatorial elections, turning back left-wing zealots in Georgia and Florida. Let us savor, as well, the defeat of Robert O'Rourke ("Beto", as he was known to his would-be constituents) in Texas (Ted Cruz rides again!)

The big question is, have the Democrats learned anything in the last couple of years? Will they now start to exercise some restraint and reign in their sociopathic impulses, or will they continue spraying the country with their rhetorical flamethrowers and, once again, wildly overplay their hand?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

Well, whenever the political news looks bad, I always do something to cheer myself up, and nothing cheers me up like adding to my collection of Hummel figurines. Pardon me while I do some shopping!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Today's the big day

I'll let Kurt Schlichter have the last word. A sample:
They would rather burn this country down than allow it to prosper without them in charge. Why? Because the only thing that matters to them is their power. The only thing that matters to them is their position. That, and crushing you under their heels. They enjoy that.
Don't allow yourselves to be crushed. Vote!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Assortment (election edition)

Why is it that feminists, who are constantly decrying the sexual objectification of women, can't think of anything better to get out the vote than taking their clothes off? Chelsea Handler is the latest example (Caution: You might want to employ the R-man policy of not clicking on photos of semi-nude liberal women. On the other hand, if you happen to be turned on by bunions, click away).

Roger Simon says that "This Tuesday America Takes an IQ Test". So, tomorrow night we'll find out if a few watts have been shaved off the collective light-bulb.

Hillary Clinton is now the official Harold Stassen of the Democrat Party.

I think this is what they mean by "cognitive dissonance": Black Panthers appeared in public carrying "assault" rifles, campaigning for Democrat Stacy Abrams - even though she wants to take those rifles away from them.

And this is what's known as "projection": Maxine Waters claims that Trump is placing a target on her back.

I don't know what that smell is, but it ain't pork chops.

Special good luck wishes to Martha McSally in Arizona tomorrow. Question: how is her opponent, left-wing nut-job Kyrsten Sinema, even polling in double digits? Please don't tell me that the people of Arizona are looking for another freakin' "maverick"!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sounds like science to me

You'd think that stupidity would die out, since it tends to be a non-beneficial phenomenon of human evolution.

Friend and commenter Jeff, I believe, may have nailed the reason for stupidity's stubborn resistance to eradication:
Stupidity flaunts the Third Law of Thermodynamics through behaving like the mythical perpetual motion machine. I suspect that there is a hidden energy source, but finding and stomping it to death has proved elusive for generations of genuine truth seekers.

Hmmm...hidden energy source...Let's see if we can find it...

"Ok...brain mass measured in milli-bidens times the speed of fake news dissemination divided by Hillary Clinton's average post-election blood alcohol level...Eureka! I think I've found it!"

Sunday funnies

Chicken shaming...

About time: "Decaf Coffee Condemned As Heresy".

Trick or Treat! From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Naming the new lands, with Mitchell and Webb.

From the TV series F-Troop: how the Hekawi tribe got its name.

This is what you call an unwelcome mat.

You may be a redneck if...

1) Your dad walks you to school everyday because you're in the same grade.
2) You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.
3) You think the stock market has a fence around it.
4) Your kids are going hungry tonight because you just had to have those Yosemite Sam mudflaps.
5) You own a home that is mobile and 5 cars that aren't.
6) Your stereo speakers used to belong to the Drive-in Theater.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Astoundingly bad marketing

Women remove clothes in inscrutable campaign ad (well, not totally inscrutable; you know they're not endorsing the MAGA movement). CAUTION: We are NOT talking the Swedish Bikini Team, here.

As one commenter in the thread notes: "A bunch of liberal women, who are mad at Trump for objectifying women and using crass language, decided to grab attention and encourage people to vote BLUE … by taking their clothes off."

Ace (as usual) has the funniest take: "Well you've inspired me into homosexuality so, halfway to Democrat I guess!"

Much more interesting than what I've found digging around my yard

"Miner finds giant 5,655-Carat emerald in Zambia worth up to £2m".

In the process of planting flowers and shrubs in my yard, I have dug up:

1) Four pieces of rebar;
2) A rusty bicycle taillight;
3) A giant dead magnolia root

The Paco Mines are not looking too promising right now (which, naturally, should have little or no impact on our ability to move Class C Non-Voting shares. Each certificate features an engraving of a pulchritudinous lady prospector, suitable for framing!)

Anthropomorphic Jersey barrier endorses "Beto" O'Rourke

Somehow, I'm not seeing John Brennan's endorsement of the Democrat candidate as being a big plus for O'Rourke's chances. Inmates within the confines of that giant leftist concentration camp known as Austin, Texas are going to vote for O'Rourke, anyway, and I fail to see how Brennan's well-established left-wing bona fides are going to carry much weight with normal voters.

"Beto O'Rourke! Like Gus Hall, only dreamier!"

Update: Response from Gus Hall to John Brennan -

"Hey, you ain't exactly eye candy, yourself, walrus boy!"

Happy Feet Friday

Glenn Miller had a #1 hit with "Tuxedo Junction" in 1940, and his version is the best known; however, the tune was written by band leader and trumpeter Erskine Hawkins and two of his saxophonists, Bill Johnson and Julian Dash, and was recorded by the Hawkins band in 1939 (it was a hit for them, also, ultimately rising to #7 on the charts). Here's Hawkins and his orchestra with the original: