Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Could Joe Biden start an intergalactic war?

There's a meme circulating on the internet about a whole bunch of people who are signing up to storm Area 51, the well-known top secret military base in Nevada. Seems to be a joke, but there's some talk that Joe Biden has taken an interest in the enterprise, as a way of creating some publicity for his campaign by highlighting the circumstances of aliens being held in government facilities.

I'm a little worried, though, about the consequences when this photo gets beamed back to Mars...


"General Zork, High Lord of the Red Planet, avenge me!"

Satirical, but true-ish

"AOC Proposes Radical New Green Energy Program: Shoveling Money Directly Into a Furnace".

Yes!

More of the same will do nicely: "Trump administration says it’s moving Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado to cut costs and improve decisions".

One suspects that Senator Romney would benefit from maintaining a thoughtful silence

"RNC Spokesperson to Breitbart News: ‘Mitt Romney Should Know Better’ Than to Trash Trump".

Romney, perched way up there on his moral high horse, sometimes comes across like a Bible-thumping circuit rider who has accidentally wandered into a whorehouse and has asked, in a loud voice, for a glass of lemonade. And there's a lot of hypocrisy under that veneer of sanctimony, too, which makes him doubly hard to take.

From satire to reality in less than 24 hours

The Babylon Bee ran this headline yesterday: "Trump 2020 Campaign To Simply Air Unedited Footage Of Democrats Talking". And, same day, the RNC adopts the joke as an actual tactic (and an effective one, too, I'd wager).

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Religious Left

Whatever it may be, Democrats are trying to corral it in their bid to retake the White House in 2020. Looks like they're off to a great start:
“The DNC hired former Washington, D.C. anti-Trump pastor, Rev. Derrick Harkins,” Fox News reported last month, saying he “held a similar position in 2012 and has been the senior vice president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, which recently celebrated ‘rejoicing in the queerness of God.’”
If the guy's selling that kind of theology, I think he's going to be too busy dodging lighting bolts and plagues to be of much use to anybody. Besides, why be so non-inclusive, Democrats? I can think of some non-Christian groups who'd make great natural constituencies for you guys...







Know your history

Yesterday was the anniversary of the breaking of the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683. Raymond Ibrahim writes about it here.

There's a pretty good movie out that deals with this fascinating bit of history (The Day of the Siege, a 2012 English-language Polish and Italian historical film). I believe it's available on Amazon Prime.

"Standards have slipped"

Masterful understatement! Paul Joseph Watson opines on the sheer trashiness of much of social media culture (grossness warning!)

Lindsey Graham 2.0 strikes again!

"A close ally of the president, Graham went on the attack against Ocasio-Cortez and Omar, accusing Omar of being 'anti-Semitic,' and calling the representatives a 'bunch of communists...'"

I'm glad Senator Graham found a better ally (and influencer) than the one he had before.

Monday, July 15, 2019

The stupid, it blinds me

"It’s generally wise to study solutions to a problem and assess the successes and failures before taking a vote on it and putting a policy in place. But no one who has observed Austin’s mayor or city council over the last few years would look to them for wisdom."

Mayor Steve Adler, like so many leftist politicians, has taken pandering and virtue signaling to absurd lengths. The strategy, as always, is to implement the dream, and hope that reality eventually will conform to it. A quick glance in the direction of history would show that this rarely works.

Police transform man into good Antifa activist

"Police in Tacoma, Washington, killed an armed Antifa extremist early on July 13 after the man threw firebombs at an immigrant detention building and cars in the parking lot and attempted to blow up a large propane tank."

Strange twist of fate

Apparently, something like 99.9+% of firearms in New Zealand have disappeared in an epidemic of overturned canoe incidents.
It's estimated that there are about 1.5 million guns floating around in the previously gun friendly New Zealand. The recent attacks on mosques in Christchurch brought about an intense round of buy backs, a move that was heavily lauded by American anti-gun politicians.

However, something that may not have been thought through by the NZ government before their knee jerk reaction banning guns, is that as of this writing not even 800 guns have been turned in.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Obviously, he's a serious candidate

Not.

Gov. Inslee of Washington, one of the gaggle of people vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, says that he would nominate soccer diva Megan Rapinoe for Secretary of State.

You sure about that, governor? I believe Colin Kaepernik had his eye on the job.

Bob Gibson

I was sorry to read that St. Louis Cardinal great, Bob Gibson, is suffering from pancreatic cancer. May God help him in his battle with this affliction.

I remember listening to the 1968 World Series on the radio, and gnashing my teeth as Bob Gibson pitched two victories against my Detroit Tigers. He lost the 7th game, though, to my hero Mickey Lolich, who won three games in the Series.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Sunday funnies

Sounds like a money-maker:







Tim Allen presents, "The Man's Bathroom":




Watch liberal heads explode in 3...2...1: "Shocking New Study Shows That the Cure for Racism Is Global Warming".





Bob Newhart in "Interview Nightmare":




From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":




For your summer reading pleasure.

It's not about the climate, stupid

Not surprising, but always good to hear the truth blurted out: "Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) far-left chief-of-staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, admitted in a recent Washington Post interview that the Green New Deal was not created to protect the environment, but to implement socialism."

Could be

Some interesting speculation on Jeffrey Epstein. I think we're going to find out that, in addition to being a pedophile, he was a prolific pimp and blackmailer, and that his career as an "investment banker" was largely fraudulent (much as friend and commenter Rebecca has suggested).

M-e-e-e-h-h-h...

So, the U.S. Women's soccer team won the Women's World Cup. I despise soccer, but would have been willing to tip my hat to the ladies had some members of the team, most notably the thoroughly obnoxious Megan Rapinoe, not marred the team's performance with bad sportsmanship, extravagant grandstanding, and gratuitous slurs against Donald Trump.

So, tell you what, ladies: why don't you do something really brave, like challenge the FC Dallas under-15 boys squad - you know, the guys who beat you in a scrimmage in 2017 - to a rematch?

Well, that sounds ominous

"FBI Uncovers Secret Gangs of Tattooed Los Angeles Deputies".

When law enforcement agencies start to form into gangs, things really begin to look, as Veeshir says, a little "endy".

The Banditos have a cool tattoo, though:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Otis Spann teams up with B.B. King and Jody Williams on a blue-hot jump blues instrumental called “Five Spot” (1954).

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

So long, Jeff

Enh, I dunno, Joe

You might want to see how this Epstein thing goes, first. He has a lot of Democrat friends: "Joe Biden Pledges to Cut Incarceration Rate by More Than 50%".

By the way, is that plunge in the incarceration rate coming before or after you cure cancer? Or are you just good at multitasking?

Coonman treed

Virginia Gov. Ralph "Coonman" Northam is foiled in his attempt to push new gun control legislation through a special session of the state legislature. For now, anyway. Unfortunately, the most we can always say is "for now" (eternal vigilance required).

It's satire

But just barely:
Bill de Blasio: “Glad Fourth Of July Is Over So We Can All Be Normal Again Instead Of Patriotic”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Oh, sure, everyone knows that

The NYT is now pontificating that air conditioning is sexist. In the course of ripping the Times a new one, John Nolte expands upon the accelerating insanity of progressivism and its insidious effects on our society (brother, I feel your pain):
You know, we always laugh at this whackery; we always dismiss it and write it off to left-wing lunacy that no sane country will ever allow … and then the next thing you know men are marrying men, mentally ill men in skirts are sharing restrooms with our daughters, and we’re all being forced to bake their goddamned wedding cakes as the next Democrat nominee for the president promises to open the borders and confiscate our guns.

Monday, July 8, 2019

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Say it ain't so, Bob

Robert Mueller couldn't be involved in another series of investigations featuring asinine, immoral trade-offs, could he?

Update

Lots of good stuff on the Epstein charges at Zero Hedge, including this doozy: "Jeffrey Epstein Offers To Give Up Names In Exchange For Leniency".

Good question



H/T: Oregon Muse at Ace of Spades

BTW, if the government does want to buy me a gun, I'll take one of these firearms fitted with an Echo trigger (weapon fires when you pull AND release the trigger).

"It’ll be interesting to see how the Democrats fare on their 'America sucks!' platform"

Kurt Schlichter scores again, with his analysis of the Democrat election strategy:
You gotta hand it to them – it’s an innovative strategy to run for President by taking the position that your country is garbage and that its people are deplorable monsters.
They've certainly got my attention - but not in what you'd call a good way.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sunday funnies







When you cheat on your dog...




The tattooist ought to have considered doing that...




I guess things got a little out of hand: "Military Parade Marches Through DC, Crosses Atlantic, Takes Over England".

Forget it Jake. They're Deadheads (H/T - David Thompson).


I wonder why Sibellius never orchestrated Finlandia like this (H/T - Ditto):




"Meals on Wheels (also David Thompson).


Here's some important information about driving in the HOV lane.


Via Oregon Muse at Ace of Spades...




Problem solved: "Berkeley History Department Assigns New Races to Founding Fathers to Meet Diversity Goals".


From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Of course, it's Florida Man...

"Florida Man Tries to Kiss Cottonmouth Snake, Hospitalized after Bite".

Can they do that?

Well, yeah, obviously: "Wimbledon fines Bernard Tomic $56K for failing to meet 'professional standard' in blowout loss".

Initially this struck me as a bit harsh, but I guess it makes a kind of sense. I mean, just imagine: millions of people around the world, tuned in to their televisions, watchin' this guy stink. Why should he walk away with 56 large?

Update, unrelated

Ok, I'm pretty sure they can't do this: "Starbucks barista asks police officers to leave because customer 'did not feel safe,' police union claims". The Tempe Officers Association was not amused.

Unexpectedly

"UN finds a torture den in Venezuela's detention centers."

Include me in their number, Joe

You can consider me your enemy, too.
Last week, from the Democratic primary debate stage, former Vice President Joe Biden said we were the enemy.

“Our enemy is the gun manufacturers, not the NRA, the gun manufacturers”...

Random photos

God's protractor...




Another beautiful sunset...




Seen in town, a 1960 Ford Gallaxy (interior looked to be all original, and in nice shape, considering the vehicle's age)...



Note: R-man says it's a 1964, and he may well be right. I was going off of what I saw on a spec card in the backseat, and I could easily have misremembered, since I took the picture a couple of weeks ago.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Keep trying to sell those buggy whips in the age of the combustion engine, Jonah

NeverTrumper Jonah Goldberg likes the cut of this fellow's jib.
“Amash might have more appeal than people think,” Goldberg said, because younger conservative voters were “much more troubled by Trump” than older ones, “who already don’t have any friends who don’t agree with them.”

Who already don't have any friends who don't agree with them. Project much, Jonah?

Climbing that steep hill back to relevance is going to prove to be way too much for most of the flabby intellects of the knee-jerk wing of NeverTrumpism.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

The 1946 Metronome All Stars stomp off with “Metronome All-Out”. And what a great aggregation it is: Duke Ellington, Red Norvo, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, Tommy Dorsey, Flip Phillips and Dave Tough, to name just a handful of the artists who made the team in that year.

Happy Independence Day!



Well, 243 years later, and here we all are! In spite of the blows struck at our great country, in ways both sudden and insidious, by foes foreign and domestic; in spite of the wildest political mischief by people who do not love our nation; in spite of civil war, foreign wars, economic disaster, terrorism and the growing pains associated with the shedding of ancient evils such as slavery and institutional bigotry; in spite of all these things, the Republic still stands.

The Declaration of Independence led to a war with the most powerful nation in the world - a war that ultimately ended in victory for our new country, sealed by such events as the British surrender at Yorktown (pictured above in the famous painting by John Trumbull). Thus began the great experiment that continues today - much hampered and attacked by the peddlers of un-American ideologies, who have made ominous progress over a period of many decades. Let us be happy warriors, defying all carriers of destruction and sedition, and loving our nation, even unto the end if that day ever should arrive (may it please God to foreclose such an eventuality).

Update

"13 Patriotic Quotes from America’s Founding Fathers".


Update II



Up yours, Nike and Colin Kipperdick!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

They're coming for your spork!

Our Last Straw, the prime mover behind Washington, D.C.'s decision to abolish plastic straws, isn't finished yet.
“According to Dan Simons, founder of Our Last Straw and Farmers Restaurant Group, next on their docket is all single-use plastic items, which include utensils, cups, bottles, and the like”.
In the future, you will be forced to carry around a small trunk packed with your dining things, made of actual china, crystal and silver - which will be provided to you free of charge, of course.

Washington's new city motto: "We may suck, but not plastic straws".

Is candidate Hickenlooper about to fold?

Looks very probable, according to Tyler O'Neil.

Paco World News Daily (PWND) has the visual...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

It's going to be a long, hard fight

But I believe Captain MAGA has the right stuff:

Cue the calliope

Victor Davis Hanson marvels at the "Anti-Trump Circus".

H.L. Mencken once said that democracy was a "circus run from the monkey cage". Truer words...

Ah, the good old days

When Miss America could unapologetically put in some range time with an original AR-15.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Haw!

Via The Daily Gouge:

Wow

I had always thought totalitarianism would be imposed on us by a ruthless state. I never imagined that huge numbers of a heretofore free people would rise up and create their own "social justice" Gestapo. Author Larry Correia has a few, er, mild words for the book community.

Just sayin'

If the duly constituted authority in cities like Portland, Oregon are going to do nothing to prevent and punish violence by Antifa, then eventually more conservatives are going to be taking direct responsibility for their own safety - and as far as I'm concerned, the sooner the better.

Or perhaps feckless mayor Ted Wheeler would like to see the federales move in, how about that?

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sunday funnies









He may need a doggie CPAP...




Sloths are pretty chatty.

Important security update.

A hole in one (the hard way).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

The New York Post is really a national treasure...



Via the History Lovers Club, here's some Cold War pulchritude: Miss Atom Bomb of 1950 (H/T friend and commenter JeffS, and WeirdDave's Overnight thread at Ace of Spades):

If he thought it would get him votes, I have no doubt he would do it

"In Move To Appeal To Hispanic Voters, O'Rourke Chugs Entire Bottle Of Authentic Cholula Hot Sauce".

Friday, June 28, 2019

Spot on



H/T: Oregon Muse over at Ace of Spades

The Democrat Party has truly lost its way, but, as Oregon Muse points out, so has much of the country (half or more voted for Hillary, after all). Looks like the struggle will be going on well beyond my span.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

To mark the passing of the summer solstice, here's a classic singer singing a classic tune: Billie Holiday and “Summertime”.

Benedict Arnold is apparently a role model for some in the Republican Party

Mitt Romney, for example.

Don't mess with a momma moose

Ever.

Justice Roberts sides with liberals - again

Seriously, what have they got on this guy?

Wait...

I thought Alexandria Donkey-Chompers was the, er, brain, so to speak, behind the New Green Deal. So why is she so upset about a car-free parking lot?

Bad personal decisions can have tragic consequences that don't have anything to do with Donald Trump

"Viral Photo Shows A Father And Daughter Who Drowned Crossing The Border. The Story Behind The Image Proves Why We Need A Wall."

H/T: Friend and commenter, Rebecca.

Who won the debate?

Well, I did, for one, because I skipped it altogether. Here are some gluttons for punishment brave souls who tuned in.

Daniel Greenfield - "DEBATE OF THE LOSERS: 9 radicals with no shot at being elected to anything redistribute each other’s time"

Liz Sheld: "Carousel of Freaks"

Roger Kimball - "A pathetic exhibition of virtue-signaling in Miami"

And here's a scary thought: is Joe Biden the (comparatively) sanest Democratic contender?

Update
Haw! Per friend and commenter JeffS: Jay Inslee "won the Miss Congeniality award".

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Profound observations

From Z Man:
The trouble is, you cannot have a nation without a sovereign identity and there can be no sovereign identity without a nation. This is the core insight of multiculturalism, which was never intended to strengthen the West but to destroy it. To have a multicultural society is to have no culture at all. Once the people’s sense of who they are is destroyed, the nation must follow with it. That is exactly what we see in the West as political classes struggle to perform their basic duties.

The reason for this, is that the people’s sense of who they are is what animates the political institutions of the state. That shared reality of a people is the soul of every nation, just as the soul animates the body. To kill it and simply try to artificially animate the body, is to create a Frankenstein’s monster. The modern Western state is now a collection of cultural parts robbed from graves around the world. It is neither organic nor natural, so it is always at war with normal human sensibilities.

Thoughts and prayers for Stephen Green's liver

Continuing a great tradition, Stephen Green drunkblogs the Democrat debate. A sample:
Tim Ryan: "I have been in Congress for 17 years."

As good an argument for term limits as I've ever heard.

Isn't it time to give some other bland nonentity a chance at free travel and earning six figures?

Yeah, but here's the thing, pretty boy

It's no thanks to you, and the situation very likely will change for the worse because of you.
Gavin Newsom to California’s critics: State is ‘still the envy of the world’

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ah, we got one!



Looks like...yes, it is...Washington governor and donk presidential candidate Jay Inslee: "As President I Can Stop the Influx of Migrants by Solving Climate Crisis".

Dr. John, RIP

I'm running behind on this story, but wanted to be sure to mark the passing of a unique musical personality: Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., known to the world as Dr. John, who recently died from a heart attack.

Here he is, with an interpretation of Pinetop's Boogie.

Assortment

Ace of Spades and Ned Ryan take on Big Tech - and the bought and paid for Vichy conservatives who continue to defend its privileges (really, David French, you're ok with this?)

Looks like L.A. will soon be fit to serve as a vast set for a remake of Omega Man.

Hats off to Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sgt. David Bellavia.

Just a reminder...



More instances of the imposition of group-think by so-called progressives.

Kurt Schlichter notes the interesting phenomenon of both Iran and our own liberal elite wanting a war.

I am relieved to hear that Todd Green is a former advisor at the U.S. State Department. Better for the country, of course, had he never risen above the level of, say, a burger flipper (a completely honorable profession, I will be quick to point out, and one that would have kept this pseudo-intellectual from doing any harm to others while earning an honest living).

Do drop bears really exist, or are they merely an Australian myth used to trick foreign tourists? You be the judge (h/t: friend and commenter Skeeter).

More flora

I love red and yellow flowers in close proximity, and these zinnias and the lantana are the perfect combo.



Red and yellow flowers put me in mind of ketchup and mustard, which makes me think of hamburgers. Maybe that's why I like the color combination.

“Send bachelors and come heavily armed"

Well, when the Left starts to give free reign to its totalitarian sensibilities, what does it think is going to happen?

Monday, June 24, 2019

Why is Kevin McAleenan still Acting Secretary of Homeland Security?

If this is true, he should have been fired and escorted out of his office as quickly as possible.

Trump's foes call the president ruthless. If only. This kind of utterly inexplicable paralysis in the face of the machinations of the Deep State will spell the end of Trump's presidency if he doesn't take command of his own personnel policy.

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When she's right, she's right

Same law, different rationale

The North Carolina pistol purchase permit is a requirement that was put in place during segregation to control the sale of firearms (to black people, primarily). Apparently, the NC Sheriffs Association likes this law, although I don't think it's because they're racists; I think they just love that additional source of revenue.

Fortunately for those of us who have concealed carry permits, purchase permits are not required.

BTW, I just saw this short article on YouTube gun guy, Paul Harrell. His videos are well worth watching. They're informative, common-sensical, and frequently shot through with dry, and even self-deprecating humor.

Your humble tiller of the soil

Since setting up at the new Paco Command Center in Southport, NC, we've been extremely busy putting in plants. The property has a thirty or forty yard strip of nothing on our side of a ridge of holly trees that runs along the back property line from east to west, and a similar swath of nothing running from the NE corner south to the street in front of the house. The respective strips are covered in pine straw, and vary from 7 feet to 12 feet wide. So, we're trying to fill up that space, although it may take a couple of years to do it. The upside is that it's all a kind of canvas on which we can create our own botanical vision. While I would have been delighted to fill up the space with various noxious shrubs and carnivorous plants, Mrs. Paco wisely insisted on more orthodox specimens, chosen for beauty and/or usefulness. We've planted blueberry bushes, a raspberry bush, gardenias, cannas of various striking colors, Arizona blanket flowers (which we were fortunate to discover on a nearby vacant lot), day lilies, zinnias, knockout roses, irises and many more species, too numerous to list all at once. Here are a few items that I find particularly pleasing.

Hardy white hibiscus. We brought some of these back from northern Virginia, and they are thriving in this heat.



I don't know that I've ever seen such intensely blue flowers as the ones on this blue delphinium butterfly plant.



We have a couple of stands of Texas star (also known as swamp hibiscus) which we grew from seeds collected from the ones we had back in Fairfax.

More of this, please

Jon Gabriel on the Dept. of Agriculture's decision to move a (relative) handful of their bureaucrats out of D.C.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sunday funnies



Learning southern English.




The next step after deplatforming: "Zuckerberg Buys Alcatraz Island to House Violators of New Facebook Hate Speech Policy".

The easier way to buy politicians.

A couple of "headlines" from the People's Cube sidebar item, "News We Don't Have Time to Write About":

West Virginia renames itself Eastern Kentucky to avoid further embarrassment from Virginia

Orwell studies: 84% of academics believe problems raised in 1984 can be fixed with solutions from Animal Farm

Rod and reel? That's for pussies!

A kouple of kanoodling kookaburras cause power outage in Australia.

Reminds me of Daisy, the official dog of Paco Enterprises...



Friday, June 21, 2019

Another billionaire a$$hole thinks he knows better than you do

Meet Salesforce CEO, anti-gun douche-bag and scruffy slob, Marc Benioff.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

When Stick McGhee and his boys aren't guzzlin' wine, they're piggin' out on home cookin'. Here they are with “Southern Menu”, from 1949.

Butter beans and rice and boiled hog maw. MMMM-good!

So, do Australians have to routinely walk around armed with clubs and machetes?

You folks sure have some truly wild wildlife. I mean, possum-eating spiders? C'mon!

Question

If some kind of reparations law is passed, does this mean I have to write a check to Michael Jordan (NW almost $2 billion)?

This guy has an interesting take.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Don't forget the smokes



Haw! "Secret Russian Ties".

Well, I suppose that'll work

The best way to remove a tick (H/T: Instapundit).

When I was a kid, we used to strike a match, blow it out, then hold the still-hot ember of the match head to the tick, which would usually make the thing fall out. Once, though, I used this method to get rid of a tick that turned out to be a mole. Hurt like hell. My friends got a big kick out of the episode, though. Unsympathetic little bastards.

Be careful picking up unidentified stuff at the beach

Just sayin'.

(H/T: Friend and commenter Jeff).

Imbecility macht frei

Alexandria Donkey-chompers violates the first rule of holes.

More from Liz Shield.

Yessir...

...lovin' that renewable energy (you have to admit, it does make some impressive smoke rings).

But...but...but...

James Comey said there was no intent!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ummmm....

...leaving aside the legal issue for a moment, should these ladies really be indulging their craving for cake, under any circumstances?

Probably poisoned while trying to escape

Nah, seriously, dude had a heart attack in court: "Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial".

Makes sense

"San Francisco Installs Giant Toilet Handle To Periodically Flush Entire City".

Another San Francisco innovation (somehow Paco Enterprises' product development people missed this opportunity): the Blame-A-Lyzer.

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(H/T: Friend and commenter Jonah, who brought Cal Worthington to my attention)

Monday, June 17, 2019

R-i-g-h-t...

President Trump is the crazy one...

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Don't miss this great opportunity!

Now, James Bond's Aston Martin can be yours for a mere...well, if you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it.

I wonder how often the spread of petty tyranny facilitates the development of the larger variety

One of the ominous things about human nature is how easily otherwise normal people adopt the Gestapo mentality on the slightest pretext. Check out this infuriating story about a disabled lady who was just trying to get a straw in a restaurant.

Happy Father's Day!



Take it easy today, you dads out there. In order to counter the debilitating effects of today's leftist, anti-male culture, you might want to spend some time brushing up on the art of manliness.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sunday funnies










Helpful Amazon review (h/t: David Thompson).


Cats like boogie-woogie (or perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they can put up with it).




Some people can't follow directions.




From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".




I hearby christen thee...ooooph!!!

Man, I hate hospitals

Mainly because mistakes made there can have really freakish consequences. For example: "Brother walks through front door after sisters take man they thought was him off life support".

Friday, June 14, 2019

Play ball!

Grandson Cal is still trying to master some of the finer points of fielding...

Happy Flag Day!

Update and bumped. Received this cool birthday message from Number One Son:





In addition to being my birthday, it is also Flag Day. Long may Old Glory wave over a proud and free people.

Update: Bro Paco just reminded me that it's Donald Trump's birthday, too. Happy Birthday, Mr. President! I'm sure he's keeping busy, even on his b-day...