Thursday, May 23, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Dizzy Gillespie and friends, with a recording of "Good Bait" (1945). In addition to Gillespie, personnel include Trummy Young on trombone, Don Byas on tenor sax, Clyde Hart on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Irv Kluger on drums.




Bonus item! Dizzy Gillespie played with Cab Calloway for a couple of years beginning in 1939, but the two never got along. Tensions mounted and finally came to a head, resulting in a violent encounter, prompted by...an errant spitball. Calloway's bassist at the time, Milt Hinton, witnessed the whole incident and relates it here.

Wow, Paco, your gardenias look fabulous! What's your secret?

I'll never tell!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Better have your campaign manager check the algorithm

Lol! I got a fund-raising email from the Kamala Harris campaign. Talk about the impossible dream.

So, are those dress overalls?

The sidebar at Ace's has a link to a photo revealing Rep. Nadler's Gothic dimensions. I haven't seen pants hitched that far up since Cab Calloway's day.




He makes Sydney Greenstreet look like Jimmy Stewart...

Smash Amash

Looks like somebody else already got that idea: "JUSTIN AMASH GETS PRIMARY CHALLENGER AFTER IMPEACHMENT STAND".

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday funnies



So, which came first, the chicken or the egg...um, or the puppy?




Don't you hate to be an introvert among extroverts?

Gorillas don't much like getting caught in the rain, either.




S-o-o-o...you're saying I should give up, right?




Of course, without the fence, it might be more like "lunch time!"


From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Meanwhile, in Australia...

Labor loses an unlosable election.

Apparently, a majority of voters don't find climate change as urgent as the Labor Party does. Although, I am sure there's more going on here. I leave it to our on-site reporters to give us the lowdown.

Guy who couldn't get a sandwich named after himself proposes renaming things honoring Thomas Jefferson

"Pete Buttigieg Says President Thomas Jefferson is ‘Problematic’ – Endorses Renaming Things That Were Named After Him".

This a$$hole

Rep. Justin Amash, Vichy Republican from Michigan, has called for President Trump to be impeached.

Thanks, dickweed. Like we don't already have enough hyper-partisan Democrats bawling for the same thing.

Update: Guy's supposedly a "libertarian" Republican. I'm trying to remember the last time some libertarian's grandstanding did anything but benefit the Democrat Party.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Grumpy Cat, RIP

Dead, at the age of 7.

This is the beach I go to

Or used to, anyway.

Note: That's a link to a Fox affiliate, not the corporate web site, so we'll see if it holds up.

Open borders

What a boon to our society! "Man in country illegally charged with 11 murders in Texas".

This part sounds particularly appalling: "Police said then that investigators were reviewing about 750 unattended deaths of elderly women for possible links."

Well, what's a few hundred dead old gals compared to the benefits of the bigger picture: cheap labor and more Democrat votes?

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Spade Cooley and the boys perform "Oklahoma Stomp", featuring the great Earl James "Joaquin" Murphey on steel guitar (1946).

Awesome realism

One of the things about the movie The Highwaymen I liked best was seeing the variety of weapons in the "armory" of agents Frank Hamer and Manny Gault as they began their pursuit of Bonnie and Clyde. Here's an interesting article on the subject at Ballistic Magazine underscoring the accuracy of the movie in this regard. The article very helpfully includes an embedded video which portrays "the most epic gun purchase of all-time". I've taken the liberty of embedding it here, too.



Update

I didn't have any familiarity with the Colt Monitor, so I looked it up on YouTube. Here's Ian McCollum at Forgotten Weapons, who will tell you all about it.

Assortment

What's old is new again. Victor Davis Hanson discusses The Satyricon, a fragmentary Latin novel that describes a world much like today's.

With this many worms turning at once, we might just see some fertile investigatory soil as a result: "Disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director turned anti-Trump activist John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence and Trump critic James Clapper are the subjects of a dispute over which top Obama administration officials advocated for the infamous Steele dossier to be utilized as evidence in the Russia collusion investigation." More from Rush Limbaugh, here, and on the new investigator, John Durham's, previous run-in with Robert Mueller, here.

I'm sure he was "just kidding". James Comey: "I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now".

"Is Buying A Gun Problematic Behavior?" Enh. Could be, if you try to take 'em away.



Haw! It looks like Governor Ralph "Coonman" Northam will never live this down.

Here's another little tribute to the memory of Doris Day. It's a clip from the delightful 1949 musical comedy, It's a Great Feeling, also starring Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson. The plot (such as it is) involves Morgan and Carson trying to get backing for a movie featuring their discovery, Doris Day. At one point, they try to pass her off as a French singing sensation. The scene below highlights both Ms. Day's singing and comic talents.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tim Conway, RIP

Legendary comic Tim Conway has died at age 85.

Here is the complete "Dentist" skit from the Carol Burnett Show, with Tim and Harvey Korman.

Can't seem to shake the feeling that I got out of Washington just in time

"Violence, Chaos Reign on DC Metro..."

In retrospect, it seems almost miraculous that I never encountered this kind of difficulty on the Metro. Oh, there were plenty of other difficulties - trains with no a/c in the summer, engine breakdowns, long station closures for repairs - but no teenage mob stuff.

Glad, so glad, to be out of there.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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"The man who nailed the FBI agents who helped mobster Whitey Bulger is heading the investigation of the origin of Obama's unconstitutional spying on Donald John Trump."

Bill De Blasio, logician

There has been an increase in attacks against Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, mostly by black people. Mayor De Blasio, turning his deluxe-quality thought-box to the issue, immediately nailed the cause: white supremacy. Oh, and Trump, of course.

Prick. Mind like a steel colander.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The cabal is turning inward

In fact, the players in the coup attempt are starting to resemble a terrarium with an overpopulation of hamsters; soon, they'll no doubt begin eating their young: "Rosenstein: Comey ‘Seems to Be Acting as a Partisan Pundit’".

Democrats don't just support abortion

For some reason, they positively love it. This state representative loves it so much, he's perfectly willing to make a jackass out of himself to prove it: "Alabama Democratic lawmaker says ‘retarded’ Trump son is a good argument for abortion".

Yeah, that was definitely intended for me

I've always been aware of the national insignia on military aircraft, but couldn't have told you five minutes ago they're called "roundels". Here's an informative and amusing article on the roundels of the world.

Doris Day, RIP

Singer and actress Doris Day has passed away at the age of 97.

Here she is from 1944, with Les Brown's band, singing "Sentimental Journey".

When you're filled with hate, you get to a point where you can't help yourself even if you want to

And Louis Farrakhan definitely doesn't want to: "Farrakhan calls Jews ‘satanic’ after denying he is anti-Semitic".

Meanwhile, one of the leaders of the Muslim sisterhood makes a bizarre claim: "Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has made yet another shocking and historically ignorant claim: That thinking about the Holocaust gives her a 'calming feeling' because her Palestinian ancestors provided a 'safe haven' for Jewish victims of the tragedy."

What if I said that the thought of Godfrey sacking Jerusalem in the First Crusade gave me a "calming feeling"? Just sayin'...

Sunday, May 12, 2019

God bless the souls of these brave men



"Two French Commandos Die Rescuing Hostages Held in Burkina Faso".

Update: Original link was defective; it has now been fixed.

Happy Mother's Day!



Lets us remember to be grateful for our mothers' firm but tender guidance, their strength in adversity, their courage and sacrifice.

Update

Here's a nice tribute by Jimmy Dean (H/T: Friend and commenter Deborah)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sunday funnies










Justin Wilson and the twin horses (to me, the appeal of this joke is primarily in the extravagant idiosyncrasy of the grammar and the exotic accent of the Cajun patois, which has always been music to my ears).




Don't try this at home. Oops, too late.

I love Jackie Vernon's deadpan comedy. Here's a sample from way back...




From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".


New York Times, how do I despise thee...

...let me count the ways.

One thing I hate is the dangerous playing with racial fire, automatically making excuses for representatives of favored minority groups no matter what the facts, and trying to shoehorn events into the standard narrative of white oppression Jack Dunphy takes the red gray lady to task over its reporting of the trial and conviction of former police officer Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Wrist-breakers

When you don't just want to be able to knock down a grisly, but want to vaporize him, as well.



.41 Magnum's about the most I can handle these days, and I have to wear shooting gloves for cartridges of 210 gr. or more.

This looks promising

"Pence: Admin Will Seek to End District Courts’ Nationwide Injunctions".

This, plus an overhaul of the legal status of tech communication giants, would go a long way toward eliminating two of the Left's favorite end-runs around orderly governance and individual liberty.

I think we're getting closer to the day when virtue-signaling will become utterly pointless, because the concept of virtue itself will have become conspicuously irrelevant

"Pelosi Gives Congressional Opening Prayer Duties to Anti-Semitic Imam who Compared Jews to Nazis".

Happy Feet Friday

Erskine Hawkins brings the sophisticated swing, with "Drifting Along", from 1945. The instrumental piece features solos by the estimable trumpet man Mr. Hawkins - billed as the "20th Century Gabriel" - and by Julian Dash, who plays some smooth tenor sax.





Bonus tune! Julian Dash played for Hawkins throughout the 1940s. By the early 1950s, he had started doing studio recordings with small groups, including his own septet. Here's a number called "Creamin' Boogie".

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The right to bear arms

It knows no color bar nor gender barrier.

Primary the idiot

There are too many spineless RINOs out there who absolutely cannot resist the urge to engage in virtue-signaling and moral posturing. I am embarrassed to admit that one of my own Senators, Richard Burr, is one such. Today he issued a subpoena to Donald Trump, Jr. to appear before his so-called "Intelligence" Committee to testify, one more time, about Russian collusion - this, in spite of the fact that even Cocaine Mitch has declared that the Russian collusion investigation is over and done with.

Assortment

Paul Joseph Watson gets banned from Facebook and takes the opportunity to explain how conservatives (all fair-minded people, actually) need to rally against the arrogation of power by tech magnates and stop their war against the freedom of speech.

Another great reason to support Joe Biden for president: he wants to raise your taxes.

No reason he can't be both: "Mueller was either incompetent or a political hack".

An important "Duh" update from Alexandria Donkey Chompers.

So, maybe 50 years from now we'll have most of the details on the Deep State coup attempt? "50 Years Later, ABC 'Uncovers' 'Little-Known Story of Mary Jo Kopechne'".



I'd like to see supporting evidence, if you don't mind.

Wouldn't have worked, anyway, I'm thinking: "No, Australian soldiers aren’t banned from using slang around US Marines".

Reviving those lost skills: "How to Make Your Own Bacon".

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Rare occurrence

One thing I love about baseball is the crazy stats and odd records that are maintained over a very long period. For example, in a game yesterday between the SF Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, Giant Pablo Sandoval became the first player in 114 years to hit a home run, steal a base and pitch a scoreless inning all in the same game.

Seriously, I think Comey's losing it

In a short opinion piece published in The Hill, former Assistant Director of Intelligence for the FBI Kevin Brock suggests that James Comey really does have some things he needs to worry about, from a legal perspective. I'd submit he's got plenty to worry about from the mental health perspective, too; for example, Brock quotes this strange comment from Comey: President Trump "eats your soul in small bites.”

An incredibly odd individual. I think maybe he's been watching too many old Robert De Niro flicks...



Words of wisdom






Via 90 Miles from Tyranny.

Update
This lawyer acquired some valuable wisdom the hard way: "The Left is a mindless, heartless, bloodthirsty mob marching in lockstep, out to destroy anyone who doubts its uncompromising and ever-changing orthodoxy. It must be stopped at all costs."

Monday, May 6, 2019

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"Booker: Only Gun Runners, Criminals, Gun Manufacturers Should Be Concerned with Gun Registration".

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Meanwhile...

Meh. Neither were you, Pete.

"Democrat Hopeful Pete Buttgag [sic]: 'America Was Never As Great As Advertised.'"

A consummation devoutly to be wished

Victor Davis Hanson takes a look at "The Fright of James Comey".

What a bright day in America's history if this should turn out to be so:
The only remaining mystery of this entire sordid mess is how the rotten onion will be peeled away. When indictments come down, will the likes of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson or James Baker or Bruce and Nellie Ohr be leveraged to inform on the likes of the Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and McCabe high stratum—that in turn will provide clarity about still higher officials to learn what Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, and Sally Yates knew and when they knew it?
As to Comey, what a truly bizarre, mentally unstable specimen he turned out to be. Of course, in his defense, he is extremely tall. Maybe the air up there is too thin to provide his brain with sufficient oxygen.

Translation: we can't beat Trump in a fair election, so we'll beat him with skullduggery

Rep. Al Green, who appears to be vying with Maxine Waters for the title of Most Vicious Dumbass in Congress, says, "if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected."

So what if he gets reelected? Democracy doesn't mean your side always gets what it wants. And hysterical charges against Trump being a potential dictator are very obviously projection on the part of the Left.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

I guess I've now seen it all

First disqualification for interference in Kentucky Derby history.

Sunday funnies




Man, this vaping thing is really catching on...



That man! Latrine duty for a month!



Oh, my, you're so strong!


An ill wind is blowing through Australia's justice system (this, and the previous item, courtesy of David Thompson).


Bill Murray plays Rodney Dangerfield's psychiatrist.



George Wallace returns to Montreal.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Guardedly optimistic (for now)

I guess the parenthetical "for now" is redundant (implied because the optimism is guarded). Anyhow, I am glad to see the defenders of the normal standing up to the tyranny of the Left, and have watched with pride how A.G. Barr scoffs at the yapping of Democrat jackals.

I've no idea whether we are experiencing a mere moment or the beginning of a new era, but I intend to enjoy it while it lasts.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Amazing

I'm still learning things about President Jughead McHopeypants that make him even more despicable than he was previously.

None dare call it spying

LOL! Actually, just about everybody with a basic knowledge of the English language knows that this was spying, but the Democrats and their media Janissaries - plus many Obama-era intelligence community operatives - obviously have reasons for disputing the use of that word.

Additional info on Democrat spying inadvertent glimpsing here.

Just what we needed

Another politician who is both hyper-partisan and moronic.

Crazy Mazie isn't alone, of course, in meeting these two qualifications, but she really stands out this week because of her vile tirade against AG Barr.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Here's the Will Bradley/Ray McKinley band with a jumpin' little rug-cutter entitled "Call Me a Taxi". The gravel-voiced gent singing the lyrics is co-leader Ray McKinley, who went on to become drummer and vocalist for Glenn Miller's Army Air force band. After the war, he headed up his own group for several years. In 1956, he became the leader of the revived Glenn Miller orchestra and led it until 1966.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Amen, brother!

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr: "The job of the justice department is now over ... the report is now in the hands of the American people. Everyone can decide for themselves, there's an election in 18 months, we're out of it, we have to stop using the DOJ as a political weapon."

Whatever happened to "niemals vergessen"?

"AN EPIDEMIC OF JEW HATRED ON CAMPUS".

Still not 100% reliable...

...but then, who is? I'm liking Lindsey Graham 2.0.

Is that the Titanic departing on its maiden (and final) voyage?

Or is it the Democratic Party shoving off to meet its fate in 2020? Both things just look so similar.

May Day belongs to everybody

Including those like Louisiana Red, who had their own dreams for Communism...



Update: Here's another anti-communist tune, courtesy of Arthur Smith and his Crackerjacks (who had a TV show I remember seeing back in the early 60s).




Update II: And now for a more serious look at the failure of socialism from Glenn Reynolds.

I assume that's a rhetorical question

"Why Are Clapper and Brennan Not in Jail?"

It is not utterly outside the range of the possible that one or both of these dishonorable wretches may one day wind up in jail, but the protections that the ruling class provides for its members are numerous and powerful; therefore, I shall keep a good thought, but shall not be surprised if one of both die peacefully in their beds after many more years of being completely at large.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

That's why I dance the Hokey Pokey and shake a dead chicken over mine periodically

"Dartmouth professor: ‘Magic’ of guns can turn good people evil".

Sunday funnies

The great David Burge spots something unintentionally revealing in Joe Biden's presidential logo.


Uh-oh, here's comedian George Wallace, and he's been thinking again...













Victory is mine! (H/T: David Thompson)


Bob Newhart on Sir Walter Raleigh and the discovery of tobacco...




"Hillary Clinton Almost Wins 'Wheel Of Fortune' But Then Shouts 'Easter Worshiper' Instead Of 'Christian'"


From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Looks like a pretty good deal:




Friday, April 26, 2019

Yeah, I wonder whatever happened to the gold standard

"'Diversity will be [the] gold standard' at Marvel".

I'm not into comic books or comic book movies, but I think this attitude - this kind of social justice warriorism - tends to turn the bottom line red eventually, no matter what business you're in.

Washington insiderism is, sadly, incurable

Peggy Noonan thinks that the person most responsible for the attempted coup against Trump is...Trump. Don Surber applies the blowtorch.

Joe Biden in his greatest role ever as Jesus

"Rob Reiner Endorses Joe Biden: He’ll ‘Restore Our Souls'..."

Can I get an "Amen!" for Brother Joe Biden? And we shall be washed in the blood of the ham...er, I mean lamb.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Without a doubt, Lionel Hampton was one of the most exciting bandleaders of his era - by which I mean that he and his bands not only made great music, they looked great doing it, as exemplified in this video clip from (I believe) the early 1950s. The tune is called "Cobb's Idea" (note the brief, but outstanding, scat-singing solo by Betty Carter). In the last minute, Hampton is bobbing and weaving and juggling his drumsticks, Milt "The Beast" Buckner is pounding the piano as if he's trying to turn it into kindling, and some guy in the trumpet section throws his mute in the air like it's a mortarboard hat on graduation day. Very lively performance.

Let us once again join Kurt Schlichter in laughing at the NeverTrumpsters.

A glorious sample from his most recent piece:
Just look at Senator for Some Reason Mitt Romney. The guy I am sorry I voted for in 2012 is always eager to say something prissy about the president to try to please the same people who, back in 2012, accused him of being a racist and giving a lady cancer. For his obedience, he gets a tasty treat and a pat on the head, like the good doggie he is. But everyone knows that if the elite ever thought that the Distinguished Gentleman From Whatever State He Thinks He Can Get Elected In Next might actually pose a threat to the status quo, he’d be figuratively caged up and driven to Canada on the roof.

I suspect this exchange is...apocryphal

I'm not believing it unless Kristol can produce a tape: Bill Kristol and the "Reagan Republican" gate agent.


Note to Democrats and GoP-e

A lot of these guys aren't interested in (1) voting or (2) working at low-paying jobs: "10,000 Illegal Aliens From Terrorist Nations Roam Free In US".

Shame on me for being late...

...but thanks to friend and commenter Bruce for reminding me of Anzac Day (here's an interesting article Bruce linked on the kind of precautions that are being taken these days).

All honor and glory to our Australian and Kiwi brothers and sisters in arms.




Update: "With the Australians in New Guinea".



Update II:

Here's a really good piece on Australian (and Kiwi and Canadian) valor during the Korean War (thanks again to Bruce).

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sorry for the spoiler

Rep. Eric Swalwell, one of precisely umpteen Democrats currently angling for the presidential nomination, just let the cat out of the bag: he is a white man.

He really comes across as woke, until Candace Owens knocks him out.

Bernie Sanders is trying to get him a piece of a natural Democrat constituency

"'If somebody commits a serious crime, sexual assault, murder, they're going to be punished,' he said. 'They may be in jail for 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole lives. That's what happens when you commit a serious crime. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people.'"

Word to the wise: be careful in responding to your doorbell around election time.



"Good afternoon, ma'am. We was woikin' here in the neighborhood, pickin' up road trash, and figured we'd do a little canvassin' for Bernie Sanders. We're sure he'd appreciate your support in November. Say, dis is quite a jurnt ya got here! Be a shame what somethin' should happen to it. Da name's 'Sanders'. Youse'll remember dat, now, won't ya? Have a nice day, lady!"

Why, indeed?

Paul Joseph Watson asks why is there such a discrepancy between reporting on Muslim-sponsored massacres of Christians, and extremist attacks on mosques.

Part of the answer - not the whole answer, to be sure - is that Islam is not a western belief system, is not, like Christianity, a fundamental building block of western civilization, which the Left is hell-bent on destroying; therefore, attacks on Christians and their places of worship is just part of the completely understandable chipping away of our hopelessly biased culture. Whereas the lamentations in the press and among Democrat politicians over attacks on Muslims and their symbols are part and parcel of the Left's promotion of "diversity" as a method of weakening our culture so that it can ultimately be replaced with a completely secular - and conveniently statist - way of life. Muslims who take comfort in the "protectiveness" of the Left today likely will find that they are simply among those useful political tools destined to be crushed at some future date.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Huh

I wonder what happens to people who don't cheer well-known abusive boss and Democrat presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar?



Not surprising, but still pretty harsh. She might want to work on that anger management thing.

Fun size



Couldn't pass up another good deal on a military/police surplus firearm. This one is a Zastava M70, made in old Yugoslavia, and it came with a holster and an extra magazine. It's chambered in 7.65, or .32 Auto, as it's known under the American classification. Although generally considered an anemic caliber today, it was very popular many years ago for carry by private citizens, and also among police departments in Europe. I've always wanted something in this caliber, to round out the collection, and if I start doing New York reloads (i.e., carrying an extra gun), maybe this will come in handy. The magazine holds eight rounds, and the holster has a pouch for an extra mag. After cleaning all the cosmoline off of the gun, I took it down to the range and it performed flawlessly. It also turned out to be very accurate, and offered almost no felt recoil. The rifling in the barrel is exceptionally good, and there's no pitting anywhere that I can see. If nothing else, it's a nice little plinker.

Very devious

I'm beginning to think that the secret chairman of the Committee to Re-elect Donald Trump is Rep. Omar.

Update: And she's being ably assisted by Comrades Harris and Sanders.

This is not your grandfather's Democratic Party; although it is starting to sound an awful lot like your grandfather's Communist Party.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Spotted in the neighborhood

This classic Olds 442 convertible.



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Another infamous act

May God bless the souls of those people, mostly Christians, who died in the most recent Islamic terrorist outrage in Sri Lanka, and help the injured to recover.

Update: Apparently, both Obama and Hillary couldn't recall the word "christian" when offering condolences to the victims of terrorism, referring, instead, to "Easter worshipers" - which briefly conjured up a vision in my mind of thousands of people cowering before a giant stone idol of a scowly-faced rabbit. Well, can't take the chance of getting pegged as Islamaphobes, I suppose, which could happen if they mentioned the fact that there are other religions in the world besides Islam.

Celebrating Earth Day

"America's Biggest Green Energy Con Artist Once Honored By Clinton Foundation Gets 2.5 Years In Prison".

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Meh, high-capacity magazines, who needs 'em?

Well, it seems likely that this citizen probably benefited from one: "Man Uses AK-47 Against 5 Home Invaders, Killing 3 And Injuring 2".

The Social Justice Whiners will get you....

...and your little dog, too: "Dogs Branded ‘White Supremacist’".

As so many evil paths do...

...the Russian collusion trail leads straight back to Hillary Clinton.

What a monstrous woman, wicked right down to the ground. We certainly dodged a big-bore bullet last time around. How many times we'll succeed in doing that in the future is an outcome about which I fear to speculate.

Update - It certainly was: "it was a coup attempt to destroy the presidency".

Not that I needed any more reasons to detest Mueller...

...but Rep. Louie Gohmert brings something new (to me, anyway), so it's valuable to know:
“I gave him a pass the very first time I questioned him years ago, when he was FBI director,” recalled Gohmert. “But then after that, I found out how much damage he was doing to the FBI, more than anybody, including Hoover in his worst days. It was astounding. He ran off thousands and thousands of years of experienced special agents in charge of offices, often went from having 25 years experience to five or six years experience. He did not want anything but yes-men.

Happy Easter!



At daybreak on the first day of the week
the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus
took the spices they had prepared
and went to the tomb.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb;
but when they entered,
they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were puzzling over this, behold,
two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.
They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground.
They said to them,
"Why do you seek the living one among the dead?
He is not here, but he has been raised.
Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee,
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners
and be crucified, and rise on the third day."
And they remembered his words.
Then they returned from the tomb
and announced all these things to the eleven
and to all the others.
The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James;
the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles,
but their story seemed like nonsense
and they did not believe them.
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb,
bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone;
then he went home amazed at what had happened.

Sunday funnies

"Weird: Everyone Who Attended Bernie Sanders' Town Hall Has Reported Their Wallet Missing".











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If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call.
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Some mad skillz right there!


Not so fast, buster! (this, and the previous, link courtesy of David Thompson).


Yeah, how about a national knife registry?

The UK continues its descent into tragi-comedy: "British MP proposes GPS trackers on all.... knives?!"

Friday, April 19, 2019

Deep State fizzle

Robert Mueller ultimately proved nothing but his own complete unsuitability for doing honest investigatory work. These people have no shame whatsoever, and not even the merest acquaintance with the concept of honor.

Happy Feet Friday

Ella Fitzgerald, backed by the big sound of Sy Oliver and his orchestra, sings "Sugarfoot Rag" (1950).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Father Jean-Marc Fournier has been a busy fellow

God bless him for his commitment to his faith and his vocation.

A chance to root against both teams

Stacy McCain points out that the war between the Clinton mob and the Sandernistas is hotting up considerably:
Bernie Sanders believes he was cheated out of the 2016 Democrat nomination because the fix was in at DNC headquarters. Meanwhile, Hillary blames Sanders and his supporters for sabotaging her election chances against Trump. It doesn’t matter whether these beliefs are actually true, what matters is that each side is filled with a profound hatred of the other, and so the war between them is still raging

Duh!-mocrats

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell celebrates the "accomplishments" of communist Cuba.

Ouch!

Don Surber: "[Nancy Pelosi] is the Bill Kristol of her party."

Context

Jack Dunphy provides some much needed perspective on the death of rapper - and gang member - Nipsy Hustle:
The gang culture that was celebrated at Nipsey Hussle’s funeral is a cancer in every community it touches, and it does no one a bit of good to forget it.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Btw, I had this set when I was a kid. It's probably still lying around in a box in the attic somewhere.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hard pass

No, I definitely don't think the kind of Republican who wins in Massachusetts is preferable to Donald Trump.

On another topic, don't be fooled by the hype on Democrat Pete Buttigieg; he is a garden variety leftist prick.

Obscenity



This is the kind of photo that makes my skin crawl (i.e., two Democrats holding American flags). America as either one of these two envision it would ultimately be a country of socio-economic decline and cultural destruction, inevitably dystopian and completely cut off from the liberty-affirming principles of its founders.

Quelle horreur!

The Cathedral of Notre Dame is on fire.

Update: Good news - apparently the building's main structure has been saved.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

What's that, Cher?

Not in my backyard, is that what you're saying?
Pop icon Cher said Sunday that Los Angeles, California, “can’t take care of its own” residents, much less newly arrived illegal and legal immigrants.

From the Department of Consumations Devoutly to be Wished

I sincerely hope George Parry is right and justice is coming to those who attempted a coup against a duly elected President of the United States. Ain't holdin' my breath, mind you, but I do entertain myself in imagining this kind of scenario...




Update: Roger Kimball says make it so.

Normals vs. Reds

Here's an interesting first-hand account of an encounter between Antifa and an organized group of Normals in Austin, TX. Pretty sweet (H/T: DOUBLEPLUSUNDEAD).

Sunday funnies

Nerd practical joke.

How to enter a room.

Alexandria Donkey Chompers, come on down!







Nice shootin', Tex (H/T: David Thompson).


The Two Ronnies illustrate, er, communication problems...






Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sounds natural

"Chuck Norris Named Glock Spokesman".

Today's Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris' calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd. No one fools Chuck Norris.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Odd

An interesting story in the Daily Mail today: "Ken Starr says Hillary Clinton DID trigger Vince Foster's suicide when she humiliated him in front of White House staff and admits he omitted the finding in FBI report because he didn't want to 'inflict further pain' on her".

I find it strange that Starr didn't reveal this to Hillary because he didn't want to cause her any more pain. What about the pain experienced by Foster's family and colleagues? Why was it ok for them to wonder what triggered his suicide, for some of them perhaps to torment themselves with guilt? And here's a thought: if Hillary had been told this back when it happened, there's at least a small chance that it might have knocked some of the arrogance and viciousness out of her, had a humbling effect. Possibly not. Probably not, I'm afraid. But I submit that it would have been worth trying.

H/T: Ace

LOL!

Just because it's funny doesn't mean (1) it doesn't make sense or that (2) Trump won't really do it:
Trump Tweets His Support for Busing Illegal Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Instant classic

AWR Hawkins looks at the new Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum.

Of course, if you like the .357 and capacity's a key consideration, it's hard to beat the Ruger Redhawk which holds 8 rounds of this popular cartridge.

Happy Feet Friday

Jump blues pianist Bob Gaddy and his group have got it absolutely going on with "Slow Down Baby" (1955).


Bravo, New York Post

Don't try to slide something truly idiotic by these folks. Just don't.

Congratulations to Benjamin Netanyahu on his victory in Israel's election

A little close this time around, but underscoring a long-term change that I envy and wish for my own country: “[T]he most far-reaching consequence of the 2019 Israeli election may well be that it verified, beyond any reasonable doubt, that there is functionally no left left in Israel. It has become a country with a center, a right, and a far right, but no electorally viable left to speak of.”

Good question

"Where does the Constitution say that California judges control our border policy?"

It's like watching a match race for the Imbecile Cup in the Stupidest Congress-Critter Contest

Maxine Waters showed her usual excellent form right out of the gate, but Alexandria Donkey Chompers is tearing up the track and gaining fast.

Update: Lots of stupidity bursting out in the Senate, too.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Recommended

I saw the Netflix film, The Highwaymen, recently and really enjoyed it. It's a very useful corrective to Hollywood's previous glamorization of the murderous exploits of Bonnie and Clyde, and the leftist, post-modern context of Arthur Penn's 1967 film (which, incidentally, shamelessly slandered lawman Frank Hamer). David Forsmark at PJ Media has some good background.

Plus, men in fedoras!

Unrelated update: A few days ago I stumbled across the Canadian comedy series Corner Gas. Mrs. Paco and I love it! It's available on Amazon Prime.

Haw!

Duke Nukem has thrown his tinfoil hat into the ring.

Update: Eric Swalwell reaches out to 2nd amendment advocates...




Update II: This face just radiates stupid. He looks like the guy who's constantly locking his car keys in his Beamer or leaving the gas stove on at home and not recollecting it until he's on a flight to Europe and he's halfway across the Atlantic Ocean.

Congratulations to the Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia beat Texas Tech 85-77 in OT earlier this evening to win the NCAA Tournament and national title.

Monday, April 8, 2019

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The multiple-front war



(Via Oregon Muse at Ace of Spades)

Oh, man, wait until the Australian Air force finds out about all those other genders

Another layer of complication:
Think of women and take a “gender perspective'” during bombing operations in war zones, combat pilots in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have been told.

The “Gender in Air Operations” doctrine informs pilots what they should do before dropping bombs in war zones to ensure women aren’t placed in danger, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday funnies



This is why I throw out the garbage while it's still daylight...




Mustn't...move...a muscle...




Deputy Fife goes undercover on a shoplifting investigation...




Tyrannosaurus Box.


Sniff! What a beautiful wedding!


Even King Solomon has become embroiled in the #MeToo thing.


From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Saturday, April 6, 2019

This idiot

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) plans to announce his candidacy for the donk nomination for president next week because why not?

Oh, and he's going to focus on gun control.

Not a bad idea. People need to learn that it takes practice to be able to consistently hit the target.

All you really need to know about the Democrat candidates for president...

...is that they're more than willing to bend a knee to the semi-literate racial huckster and all-around fraud, Al Sharpton.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Insane

"Ohio could decide to hand its votes in presidential elections over to the Democratic Party if a proposed ballot measure passes in November. If approved, the proposed constitutional amendment would award Ohio's electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote."

Is anybody paying attention out there? This is a horrible idea that plays into the hands of the mobocracy and undermines the safeguards afforded to republican government by the Electoral College. I can only hope that this measure gets voted down in November.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Here's Sonny Boy Williamson with some ultra-cool blues called "Bring It On Home". Led Zepellin covered this one in 1969; however, Williamson's recording in 1963 was the first.


Sounds like a Paco family reunion

Except that these guys wore a vest: "Two men arrested for taking turns testing bullet proof vest on each other"

Well, we might not have enough money to build a wall...

...but at least we've got enough dough to fund zoo poetry and pancakes.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Let me see if I've got this straight

According to Pete Buttigieg, one of the three or four hundred people seeking the Donk nomination for president, he does not, as a man, have the right to weigh in on laws dealing with "reproductive rights" - but weighs in, anyway, attempting to ennoble New York's chillingly evil "kill-'em-up-to-parturition-and maybe-a bit-after" bill.

Democrats are really diggin' that whole brave new world thing.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

For a brief second, my heart went pitty-pat

"Los Angeles Police Identify Suspect Eric Holder in Nipsey Hussle Slaying".

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Monday, April 1, 2019