Friday, January 18, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Juilliard-trained pianist Hazel Scott played classical and jazz and everything in between. Here's a jumping little number in which she finishes up playing two pianos simultaneously. The trumpet solo, incidentally, is by Leonard Sues.

Thursday, January 17, 2019


President Trump has canceled Nancy Pelosi's junket abroad due to the shutdown.

I LOVE this guy!

A hero goes to join his ancestors

"Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dies at 94 in New Mexico".

I'm with Kurt

"We Need To Retoxify Masculinity".

Update: Related story - Senator Ted Cruz provides easy instructions for growing a beard.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wisdom is always like a breath of fresh air

More nuggets of sanity from Thomas Sowell here.

How strange

How baffling, unusual and inexplicable that mainstream media outlets have never had any interest in genuine collusion between U.S. Democrats and Russia.


Daniel Greenfield weighs the NeverTrumpers and finds them wanting - especially in that aspect of being they claim to be most important: character.

Recycling one of Obama's old bits of advice: getting in their faces.

Does the constitution still work, asks Democrat heartthrob Robert O'Rourke. For the record: the Second Amendment still does, champ.

That would be great, if true, but I'm not holding my breath: "Walls Are Closing in on the FBI—and Its Media Accomplices".

Gillette cuts itself pandering.

Democrats are assembling quite a rogues' gallery large collection of potential presidential candidates.

Looks like I got out of Virginia just in time: "The plan to ban the sale and possession of certain kinds of firearms proposed by Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D.) could affect millions of gun owners". Frankly, I doubt this will get through the state legislature (both houses of which are, narrowly, controlled by Republicans); still, it's further evidence that the left will never give up on pursuing radical gun control (and ultimate confiscation).

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday funnies

From an episode of the Barney Miller television show: some of the boys at the 12 Precinct accidentally ingest some hashish brownies.

What a piglet tornado looks like...

Pretty clear...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

That's rich, coming from a "tool" of quite another kind

Talking Olmec Head*, John Brennan, says that "Donald Trump has been reaching into the authoritarian’s toolbox for quite some time...".

Funny he should mention that. I was poking around in a tool box the other day and found something that reminded me of John Brennan.

*H/T to friend and commenter Jonah for that metaphor.

Yeah, sometimes it pays to keep your mouth shut

Friday, January 11, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Peggy Lee sings "I'll Dance At Your Wedding".

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Looks good

For those gun fanciers who have been hoping that Colt would introduce a new .357 Magnum revolver - Behold! The new King Cobra.

How "sanctuary" states facilitate violence

As usual, California provides a good object lesson.

I'm sure they'll have complete editorial independence

How is it that those plucky, true conservatives of the recently defunct Weekly Standard have agreed to accept funding from a left-wing, anti-American Iranian billionaire?

"Obviously, Monsieur Paco, you do not understand the concept of 'situational ethics'".


Now, I'll be the first to admit that the Paco gene pool hasn't produced, and isn't likely to produce, any Nobel laureates. I'm probably a good representative sample of the tribe when it comes to the size and quality of thought-box that might be said to serve as a sort of mean or possibly mode of Pacos en masse. Still, although I can't really wrap my headpiece around all the cogs and wheels of higher science, I do manage to enjoy some of the general themes, in the same way that an uneducated person might admire a piece of abstract art without knowing what it's supposed to mean (if anything), or, since we're talkin' about Pacos, maybe a more appropriate metaphor would be of a dog enjoying a sunset.

Here are two articles that grabbed my interest, without leaving me with a genuinely fuller understanding of how it all works (I am drawn to such things pretty much as a pack rat is drawn to a shiny tin can).

"A 'Mirror Image' of Our Universe Existed Before The Big Bang".

"20 Things You Didn't Know About... Time".

Subsidize something, you get more of it

Homelessness in Portland, for example (and all the problems that go along with it).

The Mexican border comes to North Carolina

"North Carolina Sheriffs, Dealing With Cartel Violence, Call for Congress to Fund Wall".


Completely interchangeable...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

It's like everything government does results in unanticipated (and usually counterproductive) consequences

"Man Sells Junk Guns To Buy-Back Program, Buys New Gun With Cash".

What sort of sad sack country are we running, that these clunks are presently the leading Democrat candidates for president?

A graduate of the Ted Kennedy Driving School, the creepy uncle and one of the old guys in the balcony from The Muppet Show - pretty revolting.

On the morality of walls

Please explain to us, Nancy, in detail - take your time, we'll listen patiently - why a border wall is immoral, but walls around your personal property are not.

Oh, and here are some more questions for you.

Of course, she'll never attempt to answer any of the above. She doesn't have to. As I've said on previous occasions, she'd have to burn down an abortion clinic owned by six gay doctors while wearing a MAGA hat to run even a remote chance of being seriously opposed in an election. That's what being a senior member of the "elite" is all about - never really having to answer to anybody.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Would you like a little graft to go with that hypocrisy?

Chicago City Council member Ed Burke has been charged with trying to shake down a restaurant franchise; interestingly, this outspoken advocate of gun control had 23 guns in his office.

Sunday funnies

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Hmmm. I'm thinking not up to code.

(The above image courtesy of Wrong Hands).

Rambo want a cracker?

Let's face it: men just can't handle the idea of strong women leaders.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Trump and the issue of character

Roger Kimball politely, but remorselessly, dismantles a NeverTrumper's animadversions on Donald Trump's character.


Apparently there are quite a few liberals, even in places like Boulder, Colorado, who draw the line when it comes to gun control that affects them.

Although, to be sure, we're probably talking more about ageing mountain hippies than newly-minted Poli-Sci grads.

Friday, January 4, 2019


Found at this Oregon Muse post at Ace's place:

Class Act

Newly-minted representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat from Michigan, refers to the President of the United States using, um, a nickname she apparently reserves for people who disagree with her politics.

Way to go, 13th Congressional District of Michigan, sending this ghastly left-wing harpy to Washington as the first Palestinian-American congresswoman (she replaces John Conyers, so, no real surprise, there). The obnoxious sense of entitlement and moral superiority she brings to her new gig should make for some predictable CNN soundbites.

Happy Feet Friday

Here's Albert Ammons to help you get your circulation going this morning with his Special Boogie.

Elizabeth Warren tries to appear normal

As Paul Joseph Watson shows, another epic fail.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Another bon mot wrongfully attributed to Thomas Jefferson

But I still like it: "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.”

I saw the quote in this post by Ted Malloch over at Gateway Pundit; however, I don't believe it has ever been found in any of Jefferson's writings.

One thing, among many, that distinguishes Trump from Romney

The President has moxie.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

I have this sneaking suspicion...

...that Mitt Romney thinks the Republican Party needs to be saved from Donald Trump - and that, while shaving, Romney looked in the mirror and decided that the times have produced the man.

Ugh. Sorry, slick, but what the Republican Party needs to be saved from is unimaginative, duplicitous, time-serving establishment hacks like...well, like you, Mr. Romney. Incidentally, your ingratitude and disloyalty do you rather substantial discredit.

Investigators for Paco World News Daily (PWND) believe the relationship went off the rails when Trump was interviewing Romney for a position in his administration.

"Secretary of State? Are you crazy? I'm offering you the job of Presidential Food Taster. By the way, what did you think of those mushrooms?"

By popular demand

Or, to be precise, Deborah asked (and I am happy to oblige!)

Christmas day.

At the beach on Oak Island.

Just stomp it, dude!

"Australian man screaming at spider 'why don't you die?' triggers full police response" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Late post, but we were on the road returning Maggie to her home in Virginia Beach (sad).

Hope everyone knew where they were when they woke up today (unlike one singularly unusual New Year's day I experienced some 40 years ago). Best wishes to you all, and may President Trump continue to fill the waiting rooms of psychiatrists with media personalities, Democrat politicians, Hollywood resistance snakes and GOP-e poseurs through the coming year.