Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Important anniversary

That classic specimen of film noir, Double Indemnity, turns 75 this year. Here's a video clip of Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray narrowly avoiding detection by the relentless Edward G. Robinson.


Steve Skubinna, in the comments:
Growing up, I knew MacMurray form My Three Sons and the Disney films. Fatherly or avuncular, the epitome of decency.

I think the first time I saw him play a less that savory character was as Keefer in The Caine Mutiny. That was disturbing. Next was as Jack Lemmon's smooth but amoral boss in The Apartment. Wow. Then Double Indemnity. Golly, but that guy could play anything! I now believe that he was his generation's most underrated actor. Incredible ability to break whatever expectations you had from his previous work.
I put this comment in the post for a couple of reasons. First, I agree 100%; MacMurray was an incredibly versatile actor, starring in dramas, comedies, romantic movies and even westerns. And in the second place, the comment gives me an excuse to post the following video clip of a scene from the hilarious, but shamefully underappreciated 1945 screwball comedy, Murder, He Says, in which MacMurray plays the role of a poll-taker who is trying to track down a colleague who went missing out in the sticks somewhere. Without having seen more of the movie than is represented by this scene, you don't really have the full context of what's going on, but the slapstick stuff is funny in its own right.

Dear Jews

We appreciate all your past support, but, hey, times change and we have to stay at the forefront of progress, so, see ya.


The Democratic Party

Bad combination

No Caucasians need apply

I think the crazy quilt of voting blocs the Democrats has stitched together over the years is starting to wear a little thin here and there:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats’ powerful campaign arm, has just abruptly purged half a dozen staffers. Why? Because they are white.

It appears that no one had anything against these particular staffers ... except for the color of their skin. Although roughly half the committee’s full-time staff (13 of 27) were nonwhite, this was not enough for some Democratic members of Congress. They complained DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois had brought in too many white staffers when she won the position. And they put enough pressure on her that she sacrificed her loyal staffers to the god of diversity.
Update - Of course, the Left always prefers purges and assassinations to civil disputation: "Snopes Spreads Fake News to Blacklist Christian Satire Site the Babylon Bee".

Update II - "They think Trump is unhinged, but as far as I'm concerned, he isn't unhinged enough. His cannon is insufficiently loose. What we really need is a drunken ape in the White House armed with an aluminum baseball bat, a bullhorn and a flamethrower. That's the only solution at this point. But Trump is as close as we're going to get, so he'll have to do. For now. Progressives are too blind to realize that it really is in their best interest to make their peace with Trump (and by extension, us), because if they succeed in getting rid of him and stifling the sentiments of an unwilling populace, the next guy they're going to get is going to be even worse."

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The sort of people complaining about the nominee for Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe...

...and simultaneously praising Dan Coats (fired by Trump) makes me think this was most likely a good decision.

Joe Scarborough's hysterical reaction, alone, makes me think the decision may have been well-nigh brilliant:
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough went way off-script on "Morning Joe" Monday morning, repeatedly referring to the mild-mannered Ratcliffe as a "fascist clown"
I suppose all Trump supporters are now officially fascists. So, my question is this: where are my government-issued jackboots and cool black uniform? I don't have to pay for those out of my own pocket, do I?

High time

If this country is to reverse the tide of cultural insanity and political suicide in which it has become increasingly awash - and I admit, that's a big "if" - then we need people who are willing to tear up the rule book which has been put together over many years by the progressives, the one that governs our national "discussions", the one that has so successfully encouraged a spirit of self-censorship among members of the center-right.

Toward that end, I was absolutely delighted to see President Trump call out the America-hating "squad" of AOC and company, and now that sanctimonious old gas-bag Elijah Cummings and (in the president's own very appropriate words) the con man, Al Sharpton. Among other things, Trump's criticism of Cummings, by contrasting the congressman's district with conditions at the U.S-Mexican border, casts an unsparing light on the utter uselessness (or, more accurately, the genuine harmfulness) of "progressive" urban policy, and the relentless decay to which it leads. Trump has, perhaps accidentally, bumped into a statistic that certain conservative op-ed writers have been pointing out for some time: cities ruled by Democrats for decades have become, or are on their way to becoming, third-world s**t-holes. It is far past time to turn this information into fodder for successful conservative election campaigns.

And it is certainly past time for us to get rid of the notion that members of minority and other established grievance groups - especially if they are politicians - should be free from strong criticism.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

If it's a good idea to expunge old white men from the ruling class...

...might I suggest we begin with Rep. Gerald Nadler? This ambulant yard gnome is way past his sell-by date, and his sheer stupidity is becoming a particularly toxic form of political pollution.

What the undisciplined, self-indulgent slob is wearing this season.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Might have been something in the water

Some Democrats are now taking the path of least resistance and kicking around conspiracy theories, trying to understand Bob Mueller's really terrible performance before the two committees.

I have my own theory about what led to the man's remarkably fast decline into virtual senility...


Veeshir, in the comments, on the Democrats and their reliance on Mueller: "Hoist on their own retard".

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Here's Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra from the very tail end of the Big Band Era (1949) with a tune called “Puddle Wump”, notable primarily for Charlie Shavers' fabulous trumpet solo, and also for a nice solo by tenor sax man Boomie Richman (misspelled “Richmond” in the video).

The Republican case for global warm-mongering

Suddenly, here are some RINOs who want to go squishy on the climate hysteria.

We could really use two major political parties, in my opinion, not one and a half.

Via the sidebar at Ace of Spades. Ace, incidentally, is to be congratulated, and celebrated, for his relentless pursuit of Vichy conservatives, liberal Republicans and cuck grifters. John Nolte at Breitbart is also getting in on the fun.

I think this explanation is probably true

John Nolte:
You want to know who Robert Mueller reminded me of yesterday?

A guilty man.

I didn’t see senility or fragility or confusion or old age or anything close to doddering.

What I saw was a guilty man forced to take the stand against his will, a guilty man who fought like hell to never appear for a cross examination. Why? Because he’s guilty. And because the facts are not on his side, because he cannot explain his behavior, because he cannot justify what he’s done, he has only one choice and that’s to stall — to ask for questions to be repeated, to pretend he doesn’t understand, to run out the clock, and when that fails, he simply refuses to answer any question (take the Fifth!) that will confirm his guilt.

And in the end we saw who Robert Mueller really is — a dissembling, dishonest, deceptive bureaucrat — a front man (Captain America!) leading a criminal gang of coup plotters staffed with partisan prosecutors, the sore losers in the establishment media, the Democrat Party, and Toxic Revengers with names like James Comey and Andrew McCabe.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

One of the best observations of the day

By Roger Kimball:
If only his legs could reach that far, Rep. Jerry Nadler would be kicking himself now.
You remember Congressman Nadler, don't you?

Ace had this photo up over at his place, with a hilarious legend. I was unable to copy the picture for some reason, but the legend read, "The last time I saw a zipper that long it was on a sleeping bag".

Also found at Ace, this outstanding Downfall parody.


This one Tweet would be enough to condemn Jonah Goldberg to permanent irrelevance (even without all the other permanently disqualifying Tweets):
Look, I think Mueller had a bad day. I think his performance bolstered the case that his staff ran the show. But Mueller also demonstrated that he is a vastly better man than Trump. Trump heaps gross scorn on him for two years and Mueller refused a single ad hominem [emphasis mine - Paco].
Mueller presided over a two-year, hyper-partisan investigation, initially instigated (and funded) by Democrats, run by Hillary supporters, in the nearest thing to a coup this country has ever seen, and Mueller is "a vastly better man than Trump" because he didn't call him names in public testimony? Given the highly credible charges against Mueller's fairness and motives by a not insignificant number of people in government, the press and elsewhere, he would have had to be far more senile than he appeared today to make nakedly ad hominem attacks against Trump. I mean, why bother? The whole investigation was an ad hominem attack. with no genuine basis in evidence at all.

Oh, and how many innocent people has Trump hounded and persecuted to the point of suicide? Are any of Trump's advisers long-time friends and allies who are responsible for putting innocent people in jail, and bullying suspects in criminal cases by threatening them and their families with financial destitution? Is that the kind of behavior, and are those the kinds of personal associations, one would expect from the "better" man?

Update II.

Haw! Rush Limbaugh: "Nadler and Schiff combined are not smart enough to beat a hamster playing Jeopardy."

Meh. I don't think anybody ever noticed, Joe

"Joe Scarborough Asks God’s Forgiveness for ‘Ever Being a Republican’".

Now, we like to take the big, broad view here at Paco Enterprises, so we're only too happy to treat Joe with our customary magnanimity...

Well, that's...interesting

Oh, I see the Mueller testimony is on television. The Washington Examiner had a good headline: "Mueller unfamiliar with key parts of own report".

By practically all accounts, Mueller has come across as doddering, confused and dodgy. Even some critics were feeling sorry for him. I don't. He has a history of hounding suspects (in spite of the evidence), and was perfectly content to let innocent men rot in jail in order to protect corrupt FBI agents and their notorious informant, Whitey Bulger - all of this years before he allowed himself to get sucked into the attempted coup against Trump. The most I'd be willing to offer him is a demand that he get out of town and never show his face again in public.


The Babylon Bee nails it again: "'I'm Still Sharp As A Tack,' Insists Mueller Moments Before Taking Phone Call On A Banana".

Monday, July 22, 2019

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Looks like Democrat voters may wind up sticking with the tried and true

H/T: Misanthropic Humanitarian at Ace of Spades


From friend and commenter, Gregory...

Time out

We ought to take a break from politics and other modern horrors every now and then, and just spend some time appreciating the good things that come to us in life.

Our granddaughter Maggie is visiting this week, and it's always such a pleasure to have her with us.

Yesterday, I was sitting in my Lazy Boy chair, dozing off, when this wonderful child brought me the blanket and pillow from her own bed, gently spread the blanket over as much of my Gothic dimensions as it would cover, placed the pillow under my head, and even tucked her teddy bear under my arm. Bless her heart.

And, no, you still don't get a Dodge Hellcat on your 16th birthday.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sunday funnies

You guys get an 'F' on your drain-placement project.

So, what are you doing this Sunday?

The hapless Wheeler family, in a scene from Night Court.

The narrator pulls the strings in The Gunfighter (Narrated by Nick Offerman. Caution: Language alert).

Could be worth millions...

Toy dumpster fires.

Geese and an alligator involved in, er, a thrilling, slow chase scene.

(The previous two links via David Thompson).

Please contribute to Habitat for Hypocrisy.

Political correctness kills: "Man Drowns As Politically Correct Passengers Struggle To Describe What Just Went Overboard"

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

An anniversary of colossal achievement

James Pinkerton has written a fine short article on the Apollo 11 moon mission.

I was 14 years old when "we" landed on the moon. I was hanging out with my friend, John Mason, in his house. His father was sitting in his recliner in the den, directly facing their television, and John, my brother and I were sitting on the couch. I can still recall vividly the excitement of the occasion, and a feeling of awe for the intelligence and commitment of all the people who made the mission possible. When Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon, the event took our breath away. After a few moments of stunned silence, John's father said, "Well, boys, you'll always remember that you passed from one age into another while sitting on the Mason's couch". And I always have.

Where were you when this momentous event in human history was unfolding?

Maybe Democrats really are just plain evil


Friday, July 19, 2019

So, we can still refer to the guy who thought up this idea as an a$$hole

"California city set to ban gendered words like 'manhole' and 'manpower'".

Happy Feet Friday

Here's Cab Calloway from 1937 with “Manhattan Jam”, featuring some outstanding clarinet work by, I believe, Andrew Brown.

Bonus video! In addition to being one of the swingingest organizations of the 1930's, Jimmy Lunceford's band was also fun to watch. Here they are in a Warner Bros. movie short from 1936, performing "Nagasaki". Great ensemble playing, great solos by Joe Thomas on tenor sax and Paul Webster on trumpet, and even some fancy footwork. Sheer joy!

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".


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


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).


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?


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.


"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).


"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


Via The Daily Gouge:


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?