Friday, March 22, 2019

Good lord, not Rudd, again!

Forgotten, but not gone, Kevin Rudd materialized briefly, just long enough to smear Breitbart as part of the "alt-right", and thus, partly to blame for the massacre in New Zealand.

I know Kevin's fond of eating his own ear wax, but I think he's now actually digging into brain tissue.

Hey, we may joke sometimes about "slap fights", but it's serious business in Russia

Admire the handiwork of Dumpling, world champion!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

The one and only Louis Armstrong, with "Blues in the South".

Bonus item! Now, Armstrong, like many musicians of his day and age (and, for that matter, like many musicians in every day and age since) liked to smoke a little weed from time to time. He once came close to getting caught in Customs, but was inadvertently saved by, of all people, Richard Nixon. Read all about it in this hilariously titled old post from The Daily Caller: "WHEN TRICKY DICK MULED WEED FOR AMBASSADOR SATCHMO".


Outstanding summation of the case in favor of the electoral college by Tara Ross (scroll down at link). I'll add my own analogy, which I think I've mentioned before: getting rid of the electoral college and adopting a simple majority vote in presidential elections is like awarding an NFL championship to the team that scored the most points in a season.

Oh, I'm braced, Rush, I'm braced!

John Nolte commits triple plus badthink!

Of course, if the Democrats had their way, this clown would probably be able to vote in our elections.

A "pirate primer".

The evolution of the pocket gun.

Operators are standing by! "Georgia Dems Introduce Bill That Would Require A Man to Report to Authorities When He ‘Releases Sperm From His Testicles’". The bill was submitted by one Dar'Shun Kendrick. I assume the apostrophe is used to make a contraction, the omitted letters being something like "idiot" or "femtard".

Another thing about illegal aliens: no man's cow is safe.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

That cat's too old hat, daddy-o

Or perhaps I should say, too old beret: "Resurrected Che Guevara Announces 2020 Run, Democrats Quickly Criticize As 'Too Moderate'".

Update: An oldie but goodie -

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Haw! Great venue for a cigarette ad.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Rare-species rustler apprehended!

Here's a guy who committed a crime that can only be done in my neck of the woods: "NC man accused of poaching Venus flytraps faces 73 felonies".

From the article: "The small, carnivorous plants only naturally grow in one spot on Earth: a 70-mile radius around Wilmington."

What would have made this story much more interesting would be if the Venus flytraps had ganged up and devoured him.

So, this makes Trump a gang-buster, right?

"Suspect in mob boss hit flashes pro-Trump slogans on hand".

And on the general topic of professional hits...

So, what's going on in Nashville?

It must look like a set from Road Warrior out there: "Police officer dragged by ATV as 100 off-road drivers illegally take over Nashville streets".

Sgt. John Bourque is doing ok; he suffered minor injuries and has been released from the hospital. But, seriously, what prompted all these people to take over the streets? I know! It's Trump's fault, isn't it?

As noted in the comments, Tim Blair is now behind a fire wall

"Hey, Paco, look here! Tim's got a column in the paper!"

"Well, hand it over when you're done, Greg. Me and Jeff would like to read it, since we can't see it on the internet anymore. Bruce might be interested, too. Say, where IS Bruce, anyway?"

"Said he saw a dead possum out on the road and went to fetch it."

"Hallelujah! We've got meat for our stew tonight!"

Yeah, looks like the old gang has fallen on hard times. But we're happy for Tim, and we raise our bottles of Thunderbird in salute.


Sotheby's is auctioning off this 1957 El Dorado Cadillac.

Dual 4-bbl carbs, suicide doors in the back, gorgeous paint job, a stainless steel roof...Outstanding! Old Paco once told me that Cadillacs were the bootleggers' car of choice because of the big engines and the large cargo capacity. Used to break his heart, he said, to see some moonshiner driving one of these at high speed down a gravel road or through a field in order to avoid apprehension (but avoid apprehension they frequently did, so I guess it was worth it to them).

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Shame on me!

It's St. Patrick's Day, and instead of wearing green, I inadvertently put on black and tan - a particularly bad set of colors on such an Irish Catholic Day!

Anyhow, hope yours is good!

Sunday funnies

I'm not sure the blueberry-to-waffle proportion in this blueberry waffle is quite right.

Save me a seat, boys.

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Sometimes, a swimming pool is not a strong selling point.

In addition to playing his many beloved characters in the movies, on radio and TV, Mel Blanc also recorded several popular novelty songs. Here's one called "Money".

T-shirt of the week (courtesy of Bad Idea T-shirts):

From the (barely) satirical site, The Babylon Bee: "Exasperated Olive Garden Waitress Asks Bernie Sanders If He's Just Gonna Sit There Eating Free Breadsticks All Night".

Friday, March 15, 2019

Da Nang Dick knows who's really responsible for the mass shootings in New Zealand

It is, of course, You Know Who.

I am sorry for the people who were killed, and for their families, but the responsibility for this hate crime lies, as the responsibility for hate crimes always does, with the people who committed the outrage.

The most vicious dog in Mueller's kennel is departing... order to take a job at NYU to teach a class in, get this, "wrongful convictions".

Well, Andrew Weissmann certainly has had enough experience in that type of thing. This is truly an awful man who has ruined countless lives with impunity and, apparently, with no pangs of conscience, a wanna-be Beria who never should have been permitted near the halls of justice.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Awhile back I posted Tommy Dorsey's version of "Yes, Indeed!", which featured the arranger, Sy Oliver, and Jo Stafford on vocals. Today, I've got the version with Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell, backed by brother Bob Crosby and his Bobcats (I believe that's Billy Butterfield with the cool muted trumpet). This is a more laid back version, and there's considerably more banter between Crosby and Boswell than there was between the singers in the original. From 1940.


Friend and commenter Jeff wrote to say that he had tried to link one of my posts on Facebook, but that it had been blocked; seems that my post goes against their commie "community standards" (it was the one below about the U.N.).

This pleased me no end, and positively made my week! Paco: enemy of the people! What can I say?

Of course, I can afford to revel in my infamy; I am perfectly content with my group of 12 or so regular readers, have never commercialized my blog, and blog only as a hobby. But I can see how this would be a problem for someone with a big following and a lot of influence who may depend on social media for getting the word out - and it would be bad for the country if these voices were deplatformed, which seems to be the goal of outfits like Facebook, Twitter and so forth.

But for now, permit me to relish my outlawry.

How corrupt is the U.N. ?

This corrupt: "UN Appoints Iran to Women’s Rights Committee the DAY AFTER Regime Sentenced Female Activist to 148 Lashes and 38 Years in Prison".

Why are we still a member of this thing?

Wanna-be Latino has tossed his sombrero into the ring

Robert "Beto" O'Rourke has joined the lowing herd of Democrats running, or rather, shambling for president.

Meh. Just another empty suit. Or maybe I should say empty shirt; I don't think I've ever seen him wearing a suit. Very unimpressive guy. Plus, check out his photo at the link; he looks like a freakin' pelican. His chin looks like a stalactite formed by the steady drip of nonsense that's been oozing out of his mouth all his so-called adult life.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An inconvenient truth

Something Glenn Reynolds found on Facebook:

In case you missed it

Ace of Spades on cry-bully Kathy Griffin: "[She] looks like a homeless man who ran out of money halfway through his sex reassignment surgery..."


Well, what have we here?

Hmmm. Looks like a computer case.

But, say, that doesn't look like a laptop.

Why, bless my soul, it's a Kel-Tec Sub-2000 folding carbine, chambered in .40S&W!

Yessirree. My dear friend - whom I love as I do myself - has a neat little firearm, there. Accurate, reliable, and very little felt recoil. Take it practically anywhere. It would make an excellent truck gun or camping gun or home defense firearm. It also comes in 9mm, and has different configurations that accept Glock, Beretta, S&W and Sig magazines.

"Lucky" doesn't begin to cover it

A man thinks he's having accuracy problems with a firearm; turns out, the bullets are never even leaving the barrel.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Disgraceful, but also guffaw-worthy

A handful of gnats propose to take down a lion: "Victor Davis Hanson Responds to The Bulwark's Attack on Him; A Day After Charlie Sykes' Attack Site Smears His Colleague Hanson as a Nazi, The Very Virtuous David French Appears on Sykes' Podcast".

The Bulwark is beneath my notice, I never did more than occasionally dip into the Weekly Standard when I had nothing better to do (and even that "dipping" ended years ago), and the National Review has become an unreliable mess, afflicted with a schizophrenic conflict between mostly light-weight NeverTrumpers whose completely ineffectual efforts in the service of conservatism do not seem to have instilled any humility, and one genuinely learned and wise intellectual who, for the most part, sees Trump as something more complex than a mere cartoonish egotist, understands how we got him, and acknowledges his victory over Clintonism as an inarguable blessing.

The Trojan horses within the walls of the Shining City on a Hill are really starting to pile up.

Update: This gave me a huge laugh. In a rambling, rollicking interview with Breitbart, President Trump referred to "almost deranged...poor bastard" George Will.

George Will, upon learning the news...

A "Sad Sack" among SJW's

Poor Alyssa Milano. The "actress and activist Democrat" is always attempting to display team spirit, but keeps getting called out by her own side for, basically, being a doofus.

Update: Debra Messing is also having trouble negotiating all the byzantine protocols of the crazy-quilt left (Oh, and btw: vagina cupcakes? That's a bad idea, I don't care who you are or what you're trying to say).

Voting our liberty away

Pat Buchanan discusses some pretty frightening trends in voting laws.

When democracy ultimately reaches the point where it is routinely a foe of our traditional constitutional freedoms, things are going to get really ugly. At least, I hope so; I'd hate to think that America is going to vanish with nothing more than a whimper.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Rummaging through my files

Veeshir hasn't posted to his blog in ages, but his genius lives on. Remember this? More timely than ever (click to enlarge).

So, wait a minute. Which group are they saying pledges its allegiance to a foreign power?

Seems to me Rashida Tlaib has some 'splainin' to do. Which, no doubt, she'll never have to because her loyalties will be explained away for her by her Democrat pals and the (selectively) tolerant media.


J.J. Sefton at Ace of Spades has a new moniker for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Chiquita Kruschev.

Also via Ace, a YouTuber who goes by the name of Mr. Reagan offers up a theory that AOC is truly a plant from left-wing central casting:

Update: Just so many good things at Ace's place. Oregon Muse (a/k/a Gorilla Pundit) perfectly sums up the Democrats' 2020 election platform: "We hate you, we *really* hate Jews, we hate babies, we hate America, and we want you to starve. Now give us all your guns."

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday funnies

Genius or wiseguy?

Nice try, buddy.

Pitch meeting for Bird Box:

"Ilhan Omar Withdraws Support From Bill To Save The Earth After Learning That’s Where Israel Is".

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ok, baby...

...Let's rock!

100% spot on

NEO: "When a party devolves into a bunch of entitled ethnic groups, and judges a person’s worth by his or her place on the hierarchy of victimhood, clashes are inevitable among those groups. You’ll see some unite against others in a power move, and the party will stick with the ones it thinks will bring them more advantage, and the ones who frighten them the most in terms of possible retaliation. Thus we have the current state of affairs in the Democratic Party." And what's really getting interesting is the fact that the traditional chiefs are losing control of their tribes.

As Kurt Schlichter said somewhere, tribal politics are ugly, but if that path is forced on us, I'm fighting for my tribe without compunction.

Friday, March 8, 2019

You'll have to pry the hamburger from my greasy, dead fingers

This is my hill to die on: "Cory Booker Tells Meat Eaters Their Days Are Numbered".

I will fight the veganarchy on land and sea, on the beaches and in the mountains, in the supermarket and the convenience store. Give me Five Guys or give me death!

Don't let this man get his hands on your meat!

Like so many toxins injected into our society....

...knee-jerk anti-white prejudice also got a big boost from Obama.

Update: It's one thing to diss Jews - the Democrat Party increasingly appears to be ok with that - but to criticize Obama, that's something else. And for murder, yet! Lol!!

You'd think that food shortages, alone, would have scared Michael Moore away from socialism...

...but this ambulant Port-O-John continues to wax sentimental over recollections of Hugo Chavez.

It almost slipped my mind

Friend and commenter Gregory wrote to remind me that today is International Women's Day (check out his blog for a couple of celebratory entries).

And here's an update to Happy Feet Friday to mark the day:

Update: Hilarious feminist anthem from National Lampoon (H/T: Gregory).

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Here's bandleader and tenor saxophonist Buddy Banks with some s-m-o-o-t-h post-war R&B, playing the "Banks Boogie" (1947).

Bonus video! You may think you know saxophones, but you don't know saxophones like Dr. Paul Cohen. In this video, four members of the U.S. Army Concert Band visit Dr. Cohen, who has what must be the largest private collection of saxophones in the world, featuring specimens from all the odd corners of saxophonia, including a slide saxophone and the gargantuan E-flat contrabass saxophone which, believe it or not, was originally intended for use in marching bands.

For all of its self-congratulatory twaddle about being progressive and forward-looking...

...the Democrat Party seems perfectly willing to embrace ancient evils, including infanticide and anti-Semitism. How these people can dare stand in front of an American flag and pretend they're talking about the same country I grew up in, and love, is mind-boggling.

I'm thinking that the U.S. textile industry could revive itself by focusing simply on the production of inexpensive brown shirts; looks like demand is going up.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The mind reels

Barack Obama: " 'If we could form a network of those young leaders, not just in the United States, but around the world, then we got something, ' he continued before adding, ' if we can train a million Baracks and Michelles [gasps and clutches chest - Paco] who are running around thinking they can change the world,' hope is attainable."

What a positively stupefying level of self-regard, what towering arrogance, what mega-narcissism! Jug-head McHopefulpants and his spouse have placed themselves beyond parody.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Almost missed it!

Today is Dead Stalin Day! Celebrate accordingly.

Time to give this another whirl...Take it away, Ray!

I'm sure she'll explain it away to the satisfaction of her Democrat peers

AOC and her chief of staff appear to have gotten a little confused about campaign cash flow.
A Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed Monday accused Cortez chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti of using two PACs (Political Action Committees) he founded to funnel around $1 million to two of his private companies, according to the Washington Examiner. The companies may have been used to hide what funds were spent on.
Brad Smilo of Paco World News Daily (PWND) caught Rep. Ocasio-Cortez leaving her office yesterday and asked her about this issue. Here is her response:

Update: Socialist dating (with a heaping helping of Iowahawk!)

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Out: That role requires a black man

In: That role requires a blacker man.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Well, that's ok, then

"Joseph Stalin Posthumously Identifies As Strong Woman Of Color To Deflect Criticism Of Socialist Policies".


Ouch! "Greenpeace Co-Founder To Ocasio-Cortez: You’re a ‘Pompous Little Twit’".

Haw! How about some AOC-themed children's books?

Victor Davis Hanson does the unpleasant math in connection with California's tax base.

Remy has the goods on Venezuela's socialist paradise:

Former white-collar crime investigator Renato Mariotti puts on a more energetic performance than the late Ann Miller in tap-dancing around Robert Mueller's failed investigation of President Trump.

Dr. Seuss was racist because of course he was.

Interesting perspective: Daniel Greenfield at The American Spectator says Governor Gavin Newsom of California wants to use the state's National Guard essentially as enforcers for the state drug "cartel".

Powerhouse combo:

Looks like the Vichy wing of the GOP is going to need more office space.

Hey, who's up for a little transformation?

"Bernie Launches Campaign with Vow of 'Winning Not Just an Election, But Transforming Our Country'".

"Hey, comrades, did he say 'transformed' or 'transported'?"

Update: Seriously, socialism is now all the rage in the Democrat Party (I mean openly so, of course).

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Sunday funnies

Spring is just around the corner; time to wash your yard.

Maybe that yarn about drop bears in Australia is true, after all.

Street art.

"Oh, wait! I'll just run inside and get a hammer!"

Can't wait until candidate Amy Klobuchar becomes the boss of America!

Related (from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"); click to enlarge this message of support from some of Klobuchar's former employees:

I might - might - be able to beat one of these guys:

Friday, March 1, 2019

Oy, Canada!

Canada's PM is in some deep merde. Can he recover? Ezra Levant thinks not.

Quite possibly the best definition of die-hard NeverTrumpers I have ever seen

"Here are people who are not clever enough to be academics, not disciplined enough to practice law or any other useful profession, with no particular skills except writing things that no one agrees with who have still ended up rich."

Of course, not all of them have actually become rich; I suppose the desire to be so fuels the desperate dreams of Goldberg and Hayes as they embark upon this dubious venture.

(H/T: Ace of Spades)

Don't cry for Bernie Sanders

Looks like grandpa's campaign is off to a fine start: "Bernie Sanders hires illegal immigrant to be press secretary".

The immigrant in question is a woman who was brought to the country illegally from Argentina by her parents when she was six years old. I believe Paco World News Daily (PWND) has a file photo of her around here somewhere...Yeah, I think this is it:

"Viva Sandernismo! Abajo con Trump!"

Update: Meh. Bad as she was, Evita at least had more class than Belén Sisa.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Here's Benny Goodman and the boys with "Peckin'" (1937). The tune was written by Harry James and Ben Pollack when James was with Pollack's orchestra in the mid-30's. The Goodman version is considerably livelier. Nice solos by Goodman and James (of course!)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Her viciousness is exceeded only by her ignorance

What an execrable piece of work Michigan voters have sent to Washington in Representative Rashida Tlaib.

Update: As Bucky in the comments points out, she doesn't represent all Michigan voters - just those in the 13th District (the western part of Detroit and nearby suburbs). Lucky 13!

I suspect that these proposed gun-control bills will go nowhere

But it's nice to know we've got a backstop: "Trump Vows to Veto Anti-Gun Bills".

Elsewhere: Last Chance Capitalist Rope Sellers, Inc.

Ah, Monsieur Paco, what a pity you do not grasp the subtle nuances of modern conservatism!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The shame of it all

Yeah, this bozo is one of my senators. Have to see if we can't primary the bastard.

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A jury in Australia finds Cardinal Pell guilty of child abuse

But is he? Peter Wales, writing in Quadrant, thinks not.
The verdict revealed today is not an indictment of George Pell and the Catholic Church. It is an indictment of the media, whose vindictive witch hunt led to frenzied demands that someone, anyone, be punished. In this case the designated victim has done more than anyone to eradicate the very abuse for which he was laughably convicted.
An interesting article which underscores the fact that, however heinous the crime, it is vital to get the "justice" part right. It is doubtful that that occurred in this case.

(H/T to friend and commenter, Bruce).

Next time, take the plane

Sounds awful: 183 passengers have been stranded on an Amtrak train since Sunday. Having had some unpleasant experiences with Amtrack delays, I can certainly relate. I hope everybody gets rescued soon.

Puts me in mind of a very good western, Breakheart Pass:

The problem with bureaucrats is not that they're lazy and sit around doing nothing

Quite the contrary. The danger lies in the fact that so many of them are as active as an ant colony, constantly looking for - or, to put it more accurately - creating problems requiring their involvement and "help". Daniel Greenfield offers yet another example of bureaucratic petty tyranny in this article on the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Conservatives' deadliest enemy?

Complacency, says John Hawkins.

So, Spike Lee shows up at the Oscars looking like the driver of the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory courtesy van and disses Trump

But, unlike any other Republican president (or presidential candidate) in the last 20 years, Trump fires back at the bug-eyed little race profiteer.

If you're going to let all the freak flags fly

Don't be surprised when you wind up with this kind of horrific event: "Prosecutors Charge LGBT Activist with Burning Down Own Home with Pets Inside".

Update: Eat me.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

NeverTrumpism on stilts

Remember: this clown was once chairman of the Republican National Committee:
Michael Steele said Trump probably wasn’t happy the FBI stopped a white nationalist from killing liberals & media people.
Pure, ad hominum, spiteful poison from exactly the kind of Republican who manages to enjoy a modicum of success in an overwhelmingly Democratic state (he was Lt. Governor of Maryland).

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sunday funnies

Wilkins and Wontkins were two early Muppet characters who were used to advertise Wilkins Coffee (and other products, regionally). The marketing approach seems to have been pretty much "drink Wilkins or else". Clearly, some of these gags would be beyond the pale today (more's the pity).

"I've gotta be tree...♪"

"Thank you. Next!"

Nothing like the love that binds family together...

I wonder what days are best for avoiding huge crowds: the National Poo Museum (H/T: David Thompson).

Via Bad Idea T-shirts...

Not all capitalists are conservatives

In fact, it's been evident for some time that many, if not most, of the super-rich are quite left-wing. The same warning label applies to U.S. military leaders: "Former military leaders in a coalition with Gabby Giffords are urging Congress to pass the same gun controls that failed in Illinois and California within past few months." The names include former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen, former Aghanistan Commander Stanley McChrystal, and former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden.

Ah, Michael Hayden. A vociferous NeverTrumper whose background has mostly been in intelligence. What qualifies him, especially, as an expert in the use of small arms, let alone constitutional law? For that matter, why should the opinions of Allen and McChrystal carry any special weight in connection with this issue, either? Because they may have received training in the kinds of weapons that, for the most part, are not even legally available for purchase by civilians? Spare us the name dropping, gun controllers.

Just tryin' to be helpful

Naturally, we won't need this here in Southport, North Carolina - my goodness, the high tomorrow is expected to be 67 degrees, how will we bear it - but for you folks who live in more frigid zones the bicycle snowplow might be something worth looking into (H/T: Ace of Spades).

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

I do love songs about choo-choo trains. Here's Martha Tilton from 1947 with "Chickasaw Limited".

Al Gore finds a racial angle to his Green Grift

"Al Gore: Ralph Northam Can Atone for Blackface-KKK Scandal by Opposing a Gas Pipeline".

Ignorant bastards

"‘Jerk punks’ torched a statue of General Lee. It honors a WWII veteran, not the Confederate leader."
Just outside downtown Dunn, N.C., a historic antebellum-style house honors Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, a hometown hero often described as the father of the U.S. Army’s airborne infantry. The World War II veteran served as the first commanding general for the 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed the “Screaming Eagles,” and helped plan the Allied forces’ D-Day invasion of Normandy.

He’s a widely respected, if somewhat obscure, military figure — which is why, after anonymous vandals attempted to torch a statue of him last week, museum officials concluded it had been a case of mistaken identity. They suspect that the perpetrators thought they were burning a memorial to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Which, in my opinion, wouldn't have made the deed any more acceptable. It's just that there's an added layer of imbecility in not being able to distinguish between the two.


The company she keeps. More evidence of Maxine Waters' vileness.

She's not wrong. Sara Hoyt calls The Babylon Bee "America's paper of record".

And who talked you out of it, Mr. Baker? Wouldn't have been your boss, James Comey, by any chance, now, would it? "FBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it".

The Left isn't actively devouring itself yet, but it's taking a big bite now and then:

Minnesota "niceness" seems to turn into something else in the shadow of Islam.

Jussie Smollett: "The first American to scam Nigerians".

Related: Yes, Don Lemon of CNN, what exactly are you trying to say?

We should be watching Australia's experience with renewable energy very closely.

This article's a little old, but I've recently developed a keen interest in the eight-shot, Ruger Redhawk .357 Magnum revolver, so I thought I'd link it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Kids say the darnedest things

Democrat senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris admitted she smoked pot in her youth, and suggested that it was a Jamaican thing. Her Jamaican father just gave her a big time-out:
In a statement to Jamaica Global Online, Donald Harris called his daughter’s remarks a “travesty” and accused her of stereotyping.

“My dear departed grandmother … as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” he said.

“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty."

Yet another hate crime

"Elizabeth Warren Claims Two Men In Colonial Outfits Assaulted Her With Smallpox-Infested Blankets".

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This looks promising

Tom Hanks is set to star in the upcoming movie, Greyhound, which is based on C.S. Forester's novel, The Good Shepherd, about a convoy of ships making the hazardous trip across the Atlantic in WWII, pursued by German U-Boats (reviewed by yours truly here more than nine years ago - Lord! Has this thing been going on that long?).

Mel Gibson is also working on another film, focusing on the biggest kamikaze attack of WWII (details here).

Comrade Grandpa decides to tag along

Leader of the Menshevik wing of the Democrat party, Bernie Sanders, has tossed his cap into the ring for the 2020 donk presidential nomination.

She is kind of mesmerizing

Monday, February 18, 2019

My only quibble with this essay by Victor Davis Hanson... that I'm not sure that the coup is quite dead yet: "Autopsy of a Dead Coup". Otherwise, spot on, as usual.

Moral of the story? Yes, it can happen here, and almost did: the planning of a bureaucratic, Deep State golpe de estado. The only thing that saved the country this time, IMHO, is that the actors included so many incompetents, from drama king James Comey to the grossly myopic, heavy-handed bad cop, Robert Mueller; not to mention a mainstream news media whose flagrant lack of professionalism and fairness would have embarrassed the worst of the old-time yellow-press moguls.

I think it's time for a dose of old school remedy for those who presume to govern us...

Update: Daniel Flynn at The American Spectator has more on Andrew McCabe's role in this shameful business.

Global warm-mongering seems to be working

"California Officials Warn Skiers to Stay Home, Too Much Snow".

It's starting to dawn on everyone that we might be facing long hard times ahead

(H/T: Ninety Miles From Tyranny)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday funnies

Ah, I love a good western!

Looks like a great deal!

I guess he wasn't too hard to trail: "A Florida man was arrested after he reportedly stole several laxative pills from a person’s house, believing them to be opioids."

(H/T: Tastefully Offensive).

Paul Joseph Watson's got your modern art fix, right here!

Where was this when I was 16 years old?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Coleman Hawkins and a small group consisting of Bill Coleman on trumpet, Andy Fitzgerald on clarinet, Ellis Larkins on piano, Al Casey on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Shelly Manne on drums perform a foot-stomper called "Hawkins' Barrel House" (1943). Good solos all around, but I was particularly knocked out by Al Casey's acoustic guitar.

Bonus tune! Speaking of the guitar, here's a duet featuring Eddie Lang, often referred to as the father of the jazz guitar, and fellow guitarist Carl Kress, performing "Pickin' My Way" (1932).

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is the day that is a celebration of love - yes, the love that chocolate manufacturers, jewelers and greeting-card companies have for their bottom line.

To mark the day, here are Little Esther and Mel Walker with Johnny Otis and his band performing "Cupid's Boogie" (mislabeled "Cupid Blues" in the video).

To borrow from Dr. Johnson...

...the knowledge that one is likely to be named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit concentrates the mind wonderfully: "The Diocese of Covington has exonerated the Covington Catholic students of any wrongdoing in the viral incident following the March for Life in January".


Wouldn't it be ironic if modern American conservatism went out on the same magazine it came in on?

It's debatable, of course, whether it would truly be "conservatism" that's carried away; more like the academy of irrelevant and ineffectual soothsayers, philosophes, and thinly-veiled confidence men who have infested this once-great publication (and other lesser, but still once-respected, publications).

Well, well, something else that you're not supposed to do

It is unfair to take Democrats seriously: "Ed Markey: McConnell Sabotaging Green New Deal by Bringing It to a Vote".

Update: BTW, I love the moniker Ace has bestowed upon AOC: "Alexandria Donkey-Chompers". It so perfectly combines aspects of her ideology and her appearance in one hilarious nickname.

The constant danger of the imbecilocracy

Alexis de Tocqueville was surely one of history's shrewdest observers, as Bruce Thorton points out in this article on the Democratic Gong Show. A taste:
I was surprised to find so much distinguished talent among the citizens and so little among the heads of the government. It is a constant fact that at the present day the ablest men in the United States are rarely placed at the head of affairs.

Jactitation soothed

After an initial violent spasm of PC finger-pointing, knee-jerk condemnations and general tut-tutting by Democrats and their auxiliaries over ancient episodes of blackface tomfoolery by Virginia's governor and Attorney General (and, I would argue, the more genuinely worrisome allegations of sexual violence made against the Lieutenant governor), it seems as if the governor and AG, at least, are probably safe for now; I'm not so sure about Lt. Gov. Fairfax, although he's certainly entitled to due process. In any event, the evil and absurdity of modern times are once again revealed. The governor and the AG can go back to celebrating the rites of Moloch and "humanizing" infanticide with impunity, while revelations of the felonious application of shoeshine to pasty white faces will be buried under the somber injunction for everybody else to learn from this teachable moment. As to Fairfax's fate, we shall see. The political dissonance is intriguing: are we still supposed to "believe all women", or do we wait for all the facts (since this isn't a white Republican male we're talking about)?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

I, for one, welcome our God Emperor, Trump

Via "The Morning Rant" at Ace of Spades.


Maybe we should throw Bill Kristol into a volcano to appease him (actually, Bill Kristol probably should be thrown into a volcano just on general principles).

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Governor Northam vows to stay on

Because he has a "moral compass".

What happens when your moral compass is designed by Planned Parenthood.

Sunday funnies

Man's request for a vanity plate denied because his last name could cause offense (reminds me of this old TV commercial).

Those wacky Democrats! "Elizabeth Warren Admits To Wearing Paleface At College Costume Party".

Man, you haven't seen road rage until you've seen Canadian road rage (H/T: David Thompson)

Question on CIA employment application: "Do you suffer from constipation?" (H/T: Ditto).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

I'm not sure whether I posted this before, but you can't go wrong with Mel Blanc.