Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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...

...is 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".

Hmmm

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.

Update



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.



Friday, February 8, 2019

A problem of biblical proportions

"God Agrees To Spare Virginia If Just 10 Democrats Who Never Wore Blackface Can Be Found" (H/T: Friend and commenter Jeff).

Happy Feet Friday

Lester Robert "Junior" Barnard was an electric-guitar pioneer who was a member of Bob Wills' band in the post-war years. Tragically, he died several months short of his 31st birthday in 1951 as a result of injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. Here he is with Bob Wills and "Fat Boy Rag".




Bonus tune! It's amazing what you stumble across while browsing YouTube.

Ray Anderson was a country/western musician and radio personality who worked in Ohio and West Virginia in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1954, he wrote and recorded a cold war novelty tune called "Stalin Kicked the Bucket". Here it is, in all its raw glory.




Thursday, February 7, 2019

Whoa!

Stay tuned!

What smells so good?

Mmmmm! Must be some of that pan-fried rattlesnake!




And in case you need somethin' to wawrsh it down with...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Robert Mueller appears to be a slow learner

Robert "Little Beria" Mueller has been in trouble with FBI abuses in connection with the FISA Court before.

The Virginia State Democratic Party leadership convenes for an emergency session and sing-along



Update: Unlikely, but how hilarious if it does happen: "GOP VIRGINIA HOUSE SPEAKER BREAKS SILENCE — HE COULD BE NEXT GOVERNOR"

Assortment

I didn't watch it myself, but President Trump's SOTU speech seems to have been a corker.

Haw!



Pssst! He's Spartacus.



(Courtesy of The American Spectator).


Why don't the leading Democrat office holders in Virginia just resign and start a minstrel show? BTW, why do these people still have jobs?


Wow. Don't want to miss that: ""Universal Orlando Has a New Naked Troll Character That Will Fart Glitter at You".

Julie Adams, RIP.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Hey, let's try to be helpful

It's just downright mean to keep telling all of these out-of-work journalists to learn to code. In the first place, that kind of skill is probably unobtainable by someone working in journalism because of...well, you know, IQ issues. Plus, existing coders already meet most of the current demand.

So, let's be realistic. Coding isn't going to work for most of these people. On the other hand, how hard can swine-breeding be?

True view




Different Castro

Same left-wing extremist b.s.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Not really satire

From the Babylon Bee: "'A Border Wall Is Immoral,' Says Political Party Advocating For Infanticide".

Sunday funnies







Funny responses to reporters...





Life among the yobs.



I can see how this could drive you crazy (this and the previous link courtesy of that curator of the rare and wonderful, David Thompson).


Discretion is the better part of valor (baby rhinoceros edition).




Saturday, February 2, 2019

But not as tasty

Haw! Via Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Like something that flickers briefly in one's peripheral vision at twilight

I wasn't sure, for a moment, that I had actually seen it, but, yes, there it was: David Brooks said something that made sense.
I Was ‘More Appalled’ by Northam’s Abortion Comments Than Yearbook Picture.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Give that man a Pulitzer!

Ace of Spades has been on fire all week - for several weeks, actually, inspired by a volcanic rage over the monumental hypocrisy and irrelevance of the NeverTrumpers, and by the increasingly transparent evil of progressivism. Here, here and here he upends a cauldron of boiling oil on Virginia Governor Ralph "Coonman" Northam (and his NeverTrump supporters).

Another hat in the ring



Senator Cory Booker has announced his candidacy for the Democrat presidential nomination.

(Background on the "Spartacus" reference, for those who may have missed the original story).