Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sunday funnies

George Carlin analyzes some of the differences between baseball and football.

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

"Nation Begs Jesus To Return Before Democrats' 7-Hour Town Hall On Climate Change".

Mel Blanc's tombstone:

So, he's not lying, he's just "embellishing"?

David Brooks's credibility is already, as they say, lower than a whale turd on the bottom of the ocean. But with his latest excuses for Joe Biden's "mistakes", I'd say that turd just slipped over the edge of the Mariana Trench.
“Biden may be aging, and maybe that’s an issue. I think it’s a legitimate issue for voters to think about. But he’s not mendacious. He’s not irresponsible. He may embellish a story to improve its dramatic effect. And he may be forgetting things. Our memories are just much more fallible than we think. Every memory expert will tell you that. And when you’re on the campaign trail doing thousands of events, traveling everywhere, things get jostled in your mind. So, it could be just the normal jostling of [the] campaign.”
So, he may just be a few months away from spooning mashed potatoes down his pants and hiding from the boogie man in his clothes hamper. Comforting, Dave, very comforting.

Nice visit

Granddaughter Maggie just finished up a ten-day visit, and, as always, it was such a pleasure to have her here.

Shepherdess mode.

Checking out a full-size statue of a bull outside of the Smoke House restaurant (an absolutely fabulous bbq joint in Southport, NC).

Good deal

I recently bought an Italian police surplus Beretta 81 Cheetah, chambered in .32 acp, from Classic Firearms. Classic rated the guns "Good to Very Good", but mine looks almost new. Brand new 81's go for between $600 and $700, if you can find one. This surplus pistol, with the hand select option, was $229 (not including tax and transfer fees).

Italians do a lot of things beautifully, but two things I can personally vouch for, are their men's suits and their handguns.

Update - Forgot to mention, the magazine is a double-stack that holds 12 rounds. Makes for a bit of a fat grip, but it fills my hand nicely.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Harvey Milk: liar, fraud, parasite, cult-supporter and pederast

The perfect hero for a cultural sinkhole like San Francisco.

The wolverine is ousted as the largest member of the weasel family

The distinction of being the biggest weasel goes to the odious James Comey, former FBI Director and freelance traitor, who was lucky to escape indictment, but was nonetheless excoriated in Inspector General Horowitz’s report.

But the new rule, I guess, is that, as long as you don't go to jail, you're basically untainted. I have seen a recent image of Comey positively smirking before the cameras, and he has demonstrated the immortal rind of suggesting that he is owed an apology!

I have oft quoted a comment made to his associates by the robber-baron Jay Gould, as they fled New York one step ahead of the authorities in the wake of one financial scandal or another: "Don't worry, boys - nothing's lost, save honor". One has only to look at the career of a Deep State operative such as Comey to be reminded of the fact that, in Washington, honor is a very cheap commodity, indeed, and its loss no great obstacle for weasels on the make.

At least, this vile specimen has been expunged from the rolls of federal employees, and is unlikely to return. Replicate the action a few thousand times, and maybe it won't matter whether anyone goes to jail or not. Although, I tend to think it does matter: the people need to see that not every freakin' last one of these crooks is above the law.

Update - No need to consult the "legitimate" media; the Babylon Bee spells it out clearly and succinctly: "Poll Finds 100% Of People Who Are James Comey Believe James Comey Did Nothing Wrong".

Happy Feet Friday

The magnificent Nicholas Brothers perform one of their electrifying dance routines (from the 1941 movie, The Great American Broadcast)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Are all open leftists and fake conservatives such wimps?

Bret Stephens really, really objected to being called a bedbug on Twitter. Ace has a great take, which includes this hilarious photo from the Twitter account of Michael Malice:

Update: Stephens is not just a pussy, he's a flaming hypocrite, too. The man who melted down at being referred to as a bedbug in a Tweet that was only read by a relative handful of people once said of Senator Ted Cruz that "He's like a serpent covered in Vaseline."

Ridin' Flyin' the range

Ain't no escapin' progress: "Drones on the farm: Using facial recognition to keep cows healthy".

Well, Jed, I reckon we're gonna have to learn to code.

The Babylon Bee is now officially obsolete

Ok, so there's tons of crap on the sidewalks and in the parks of Seattle, deposited there by homeless people. The city council is discussing ways of getting rid of the excrement (not, of course, by moving the homeless out), including power-washing the sidewalks. But...well, read below:
Councilmember Larry Gossett said he didn’t like the idea of power-washing the sidewalks because it brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists.
Here's a suggestion: how about if Seattle outfits its city council with a few "honey wagons" and some shovels, and they get out there and get busy? Or does this also trigger some Jim-Crow-era flashbacks for Mr. Gossett?

Pardon me, but...

...isn't that a stoning offense under the rules of the R. of P.? Just sayin'.

"My husband dumped me for Ilhan Omar, DC mom says in divorce filing".

Monday, August 26, 2019

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Enh. I think we're going to need some independent verification.

Joe Biden: "I'm not going nuts."

"C'mon, people, is this the face of crazy?"


Before he began poisoning political debates, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker presided over the poisoning of Newark's water supply.

Michael Mann to Supreme Court of British Columbia: Tim Ball libeled me.
Supreme Court of British Columbia to Michael Mann: Bite me.
Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit against climate skeptic, ordered to pay defendant’s costs.

Obviously, this guy didn't minor in history (on second thought, given the quality of our universities, maybe he did): "University psychiatrist: Trump 'may be responsible for many more million deaths' than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao".

C'mon, guys. McCabe's probably just trying to earn a few extra bucks to spend at the prison commissary.

All you need to know about Democrat pandering is spelled out in this Beatles parody...

President Trump finds some prime locations for new migrant "children's" shelters.

Maybe Obama can be brought in to mediate: "Terror-sponsor Iran threatens Washington think tank with actions by 'security apparatuses'".

Stacy McCain recommends a book that looks well worth reading: Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America.

Counselor, you're perpetuating the stereotype: "Atlanta lawyer killed victim with Mercedes after car was struck with golf ball, prosecutors say".

Sunday, August 25, 2019

I really liked him when he was with the James Gang. That guitar intro in Funk #49? Fabulous!

Oh, wait. Sorry. Different Joe Walsh. This one's a former congressman, a one-term wonder, who's going to challenge Trump for the Republican nomination.

So, the gnat and the tiger. This shouldn't last long.

Update: The Trump campaign inadvertently reveals the terror it feels at the thought of facing off against Walsh, as it responds - "Whatever".

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sunday funnies

Michael Davis, comedian and juggler.

The Two Ronnies have a little fun with life in the Outback.

Nice try, gals! "Tlaib And Omar Try To Sneak Into Israel Stacked On Top Of Each Other Inside A Trenchcoat".

Great white mother (via OregonMuse over at Ace of Spades)...

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

Home is where the heart is

And the heart of almost every far-left political figure who's got access to a substantial amount of geetus yearns for...Martha's Vineyard. The Obamas, for example, have just purchased a $15 million mansion on 29 - count 'em! - 29 beachfront acres in this storied liberal paradise.

Perhaps global warming is going to wind up being very selective in causing the oceans to rise. I'm sure we all hope so! After all, how dreadful if the Obama estate were to wind up under water a few years from now.

I wonder what Greta would say to such thoughtless climate-change skepticism? Here's Paul Joseph Watson with the lowdown on this fugitive from a Stephen King novel.


Hey, I'll go you a hundred years better. How about the epic events of 1519?

Friday, August 23, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Peggy Lee sings “Alright, Ok, You Win”.

Bonus song! Peggy Lee was the rich, delicious sweet meat; I'm following it up with three fingers of cheap whiskey, in the form of a raucous, swing/R&B crossover tune by Hot Lips Page from 1952 called “Last Call for Alcohol”. Whoever put up the YouTube post took the big dance number from the movie Hellzapoppin' and set it to today's song; it works pretty well. Enjoy.

Satire becoming impossible

San Francisco Supervisors Sanitize ‘Convicted Felon’ to ‘Justice-Involved Person’".

I guess a rapist would be a "non-permission-seeking sex partner", and a murderer would be an "unauthorized life-ender". I'm sure the comment academy can think of some great euphemisms. Have at it.

From bloke to woke to bloke again

Gillette is trying to recover from its disastrous virtue-signaling ads of recent vintage. Will it succeed? Meh, who cares? I use Schick (or store-brand) blades.

The meathead sounds off on Trump

It's practically all he does, these days.
Stop This Narcissistic Soulless Fool or Say Goodbye to US
I'm not sure if that's "US" as in "United States", or the first person plural objective pronoun "Us", with both letters capitalized for emphasis, and referring to him and his ilk. I'm going to pretend that it's the latter so I can give him the Curly Bill Brocius brushoff...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Washington Governor Jay Inslee: Who's this Aunt Eva everyone's talking about?

What a loss to the country that this genius has dropped out of the race.
When asked if he would condemn Antifa, Inslee was clueless as to what — or who, apparently — Antifa is.

“Tell me about Antifa. Tell me who Antifa is so I can tell you if that person should be condemned or not,” Inslee told the Turning Point representative. As the TP representative started to explain, Inslee pretended to understand.

“Oh, you’re talking about the movement! I was thinking you were thinking of an individual,” he responded.

Sure, Jay, whatever.


Elizabeth Warren used to be a Republican.

Probably the kind of Republican Mitt Romney is today.

Speaking of the Obnoxious Wing of the GOP, are we now stuck with the hypocrisy-drenched McCain family and its self-serving public pronouncements in perpetuity? I thought that when John McCain died, John and the rest of us had all gone on to a better place, but his odious wife doesn't want us to forget him - or rather, the carefully-crafted myth.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

I think the Babylon Bee is rapidly becoming the online news site of record

"Portland Police: 'We Wish There Were Some Kind Of Organized, Armed Force That Could Fight Back Against Antifa'".

This bee must pack a powerful sting, since it has been targeted by the so-called "fact-checking" operation, Snopes for deplatforming.

Via friend and commenter Jeff S., here's an article that delves into some of Snopes' sordid history.

Well, maybe that's the problem

Joe Biden's brain surgeon says that the Democratic presidential candidate is "as sharp as he was 31 years ago".

Hmmm...m'yes...very reassuring.

Real heroism

The day POW Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds defied a German commandant's order to identify the Jewish soldiers in his charge.

He was posthumously recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” in 2015 - than which, in my book, there is no higher honor.

If you want a good example of the sheer stupidity of environmentalism...

...just look at air conditioners in Europe (if you can find one).

At last!

Common sense gun control I can get behind.

Republicans lie and commit crimes against humanity

Democrats only make mistakes.

Monday, August 19, 2019


"Authorities are investigating after fake Chinese police cars were seen cropping up in major Australian cities amid pro-Hong Kong demonstrations across the nation over the weekend."

From the increasingly invaluable Babylon Bee: "Bernie Sanders Arrives In Hong Kong To Lecture Protesters On How Good They Have It Under Communism".

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Greenland, eh?

J. Packington Paco III: "Pots of money in it, old son. Not hard work so much as simply reaching out and scooping up lucre by the sackful".


"The Hillary Clinton Email Saga Just Got A Lot Weirder". Anybody interested in Chinese collusion?

I guess James Comey slept through the felony lecture in law school.

The New York Times apparently is not going to be happy until it establishes itself firmly to the left of the old Pravda (for my money, it's pretty much there).

Joe Biden: not just dumb, but corrupt.

There's a reason they're called "red flag" laws...

Weasel of the Week: Anthony Scaramucci. Man, this guy really loves the camera. More than money, I guess. I mean, if he was such a successful investment banker/hedge-fund manager/whatever, why doesn't he stick to what he knows? What an attention junkie. Update: Roger Kimball has the last word on Scaramucci: "...a slightly preposterous footnote to the spectacle that is the Trump presidency."

Paul Joseph Watson takes us on a tour of modern L.A. (which resembles San Francisco which resembles Oakland, etc.; looks like Gavin Newsome is setting himself up as the Grand Anarch of California).

I think Khrushchev was on to something...

The state of justice, today, in Merrie England: "Drug dealer spared jail after telling judge his baldness had ruined his life".

Can't wait! "Wizard of Oz to Get Woke, Progressive, Live-Action Remake".

News reports sugarcoat Rep. Tlaib's grandmother's remarks

From Gateway Pundit: "Rashida Tlaib’s 90-year-old Palestinian grandmother, Muftia Tlaib, cursed President Trump, saying in Arabic, 'May Allah ruin him'”.

Paco World News Daily (PWND) reporter, Brad Smilo, happened to be on the spot and has declared that she used much stronger language. According to Smilo, what she actually said was, "May Allah f**kin'ruin his s**t, and f**kin' throw him down the stairs!". Further inquiries with Mrs. Tlaib elicited the statement that she thought (mistakenly, as it turned out) that President Trump had called her "Fredo" - "which", Mrs. Tlaib asserted, "is a well-know derogatory term used for Palestinians."

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sunday funnies

The late, great John Pinette:

The march of progress:

T-shirt of the week (courtesy of Bad Idea T-Shirts):

Why it's important that you don't suck at math.

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Chris Cuomo's Aunt Teresa makes the mistake of calling him Fredo:


Now you can not only own James Bond's car, you can own his Rolex watch, too!

Correction: Dang! Looks like the car has already been sold for...gulp!...$6.4 million. Y'all better jump on that watch.

Hey, Sundar Pichai... might want to google the word "perjury".

Friday, August 16, 2019

Inept duo boards the Fail train

Prior to becoming the President's communications director (a job he had for less than two weeks before being fired), Anthony Scaramucci held some kind of ambiguous position at the agency where I worked. It was obvious that he had been parked there until the Trump administration could find something for him of a more permanent nature - which, as indicated, they were unable to do. I attended a couple of meetings at which he was present; he never had much to say, and I don't know what, if anything, he ever did to earn a paycheck, but he struck me as a fairly typical corporate go-getter, exuding a lot of nervous energy, "smartest-guy-in-the-room" syndrome, champing at the bit to be in charge of something. He was temperamentally unsuited to serve as any kind of bureaucrat, and I was horrified to learn that he had been put in charge of White House communications - a blissfully short engagement that led to him being tossed out of the administration entirely. My guess is he was just another bored financier who wanted to create some kind of legacy by building a political career (it is alarming how many people there are who think that, just because they have a knack for making money, helping to run the federal government is a milk run).

He now claims to have taken umbrage at Trump's invitation to the "Squad" to leave if they're not happy here, and reportedly is teaming up with Bill Kristol, of all people, on a mission to bring Trump down. It is not impossible that Trump may lose the election in 2020, but with Scaramucci and Kristol forming an alliance against him, I'd say his chances of victory just got marginally better.

Not so fast on dismissing the stories about collusion!

Paco World News Daily (PWND) has obtained shocking visual evidence of Russian meddling in America's affairs. Story developing...

Secret courier dolphins receive instructions for Donald Trump from Russian strongman Vladimir Putin off the coast of Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

Hell, why not make it a Cabinet position

Pandering crypto-fascist and racist, Cory Booker, thinks it would be a great idea to "create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes".

Swell. Is absolute racial purity the benchmark, or are we going to have to bring back words like "quadroon" and "octoroon"? And if, say, black or Latino mobs start routinely attacking white people, is that a hate crime that's the responsibility of some other agency, or just retributive justice (and, yes, that's a rhetorical question).

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Bassist Chubby Jackson and company light up the room with “Northwest Passage”. Other personnel: Howard McGhee – trumpet; Flip Phillips - tenor saxophone; Bill Harris – trombone; Ralph Burns – piano; Billy Bauer – guitar; Dave Tough – drums. From January, 1945. Howard McGhee was an influential bebop trumpeter whose solo on the clip below is a good introduction to his style. And, it's just flat-out awesome.

Bonus video! Here's a clip from the 1945 murder mystery, The Crimson Canary. It's a club scene featuring the music of Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Howard McGhee (trumpet), Sir Charles Thompson (piano ), Denzil Best (drums ), and Oscar Pettiford (bass ).

Man. Oscar Pettiford. Not only did he play great jazz base, he looked so cool doing it. Check him out.



"Israel officially decided Thursday to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from entering the country, according to a statement by Tipi Hotovely, the country’s deputy foreign minister."

Was that a collective gasp I heard from the Left and their phony-conservative allies? Fine, fine. I'm all for forcing them to publicly defend these two execrable anti-Semites for the next week or so.

Decisions, decisions

I was all set to bid on one of Richard Petty's Superbirds, and now I find out that Steve McQueen's Mustang from Bullit is heading for auction (chase scene from the movie is embedded in the linked article).

If only my garage were bigger...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dear Mr. President

You know who would make a great ambassador to Thailand or Malaysia or even Liechtenstein? Your daughter, Ivanka.

Don't delay, Mr. President. Pack her off. And make sure she has plenty to do.


The Vichy conservatives (what Ace calls the "Cucks") are now at each other's throats, with the increasingly unstable Max Boot now charging National Review with having white supremacist leanings (Ace has a long post filled with amazing charges and counter-charges).

Many members of OfficialConservativeThink, Inc. have accused President Trump of usurping the power and authority of the Republican Party, and also of fraudulently donning the mantle of conservatism. What really happened, though, is that the self-appointed conservative elite lost their (admittedly dubious) leadership roles because Trump, man of action, was actually out there doing conservative things - and doing them brashly, loudly and bumptiously, in a way that gave the establishment Right Trumperium tremens, causing their august little group to succumb to a mass attack of the vapors. More importantly, Trump's political successes rendered the utility of cut-rate philosophes like Boot and Goldberg and Kristol meaningless (or, more accurately, revealed their long-standing, but cleverly concealed, irrelevance for all to see). Now, they are turning on each other in order to maximize the economic value of their declining grifting opportunities.

Max Boot's vision of the annual National Review picnic:

National Review's (considerably more accurate) view of Max Boot:

I'm supposed to allow myself to be disarmed when there are ideas like this floating around among law enforcement personnel?

"The Wall Street Journal on Saturday featured an essay by one Clint Watts, formerly of the FBI and West Point’s Counter Terrorism Center. Watts makes those proposals using the word 'white' 16 times in 18 paragraphs. The sociopolitical ideas rife among white people are the main matrix of terrorism in America, Watts contends. Racial profiling, anyone?"

Increasingly, we see leftist ideologues, both in and outside of government, trying to tie traditional patriotism and the defense of long-standing constitutional liberties to "white supremacy" and "terrorism". And, of course, we have a hyper-radicalized Democrat Party in an election year attempting to whip their voting blocs into a frenzy of fear and hatred of white Trump supporters (actually, Trump supporters in general, regardless of race; I guess Latino and black Trump supporters are honorary white supremacists).

No, I don't believe I'll be trusting to the tender mercies of people who hate me, thanks very much.

Meanwhile, although there are unfortunately millions of Americans who have forgotten, or perhaps never learned about, the blessings of liberty and constitutional law, protesters in Hong Kong (as do most people in other countries) know that when it comes to freedom, the USA is the gold standard: "Hong Kong Protesters Sing The American National Anthem".

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


The EU wants to put "consumer warning labels" on Israeli products produced in "contested areas". So, right now they're targeting Israeli business people and entrepreneurs. I fear that, before too long, especially with anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe, any Jew will do.

Shut up, Tommy! You're letting the cat out of the bag!

Well, obviously, Mexico needs to close down that one gun store.

The Babylon Bee takes out a little insurance: "We Would Like To State For The Record That Hillary Clinton Is An Upstanding Citizen And A Fine Human Being".

Ruh roh!

The Donald Trump website is now selling Fredo t-shirts. I like this president's joyful embrace of the struggle, his unapologetic opposition to the Left on all fronts - and I despise the Vichy conservatives who fraudulently hide their real beliefs and motives behind, among other things, a hypersensitive, yet nonetheless completely false, show of "dignity".

In Hong Kong, unsurprisingly, people who have lived long in close proximity to a communist dictatorship don't much care to be pushed around by it.

Next time, man, try the hotel safe

Looks like A-Rod wins the "Genius" Award this week.

Seriously, dude, who leaves $500,000 worth of stuff in his rental car, in downtown San Francisco, at night?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Temper, temper!

One of CNN's talking (air) heads, Chris Cuomo, took great umbrage at being called "Fredo".

Shortly after this wild outburst, and after he had calmed down a little, Paco World News Daily (PWND) invited Mr. Cuomo to make a few comments.

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Not the Babylon Bee

Joe Biden receives the endorsement of former ambassador and Democratic congressman, er, Dick Swett.

H/T: Instapundit


From Powerline's special edition, "Jeffrey Epstein's Week in Pictures".

Today's Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris went sky diving one day and his parachute failed to open. The next day he took it back for a refund.

A warning from Australia

Is anybody really surprised that the government would abuse red flag laws?

Update: An important correction to my original post, courtesy of Veeshir (from the comments):
They're not abusing the laws, they're using them as intended. Gun laws are not intended for criminals, who, by definition, don't obey the law. They're to harass and criminalize the law abiding who think they're citizens not subjects.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Sunday funnies

Bob Nelson and the duck:

Let's larn us some new words:

"To Show Support For Gun Control, Matt Damon Remakes Bourne Series With Bananas Instead Of Firearms" (I think I might pay full retail ticket prices at a theater to see that).

We'd better stay away from Henry, today. He's walking around with his tail between his legs.

I'm not sure how we all made it safely through early childhood without this (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures" (boy, does this one bring back memories of overpriced textbooks, sold to a helplessly captive audience):

Eventually, Joe Biden is going to show up at a public event wearing pajamas and a bathrobe

Probably carrying his teeth in a glass.

Yeah, that's right; yet another gaffe.
Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place. Except, it happened in 2018, more than a year after he left office -- the latest gaffe by the Democratic presidential front-runner.
As Rebecca pointed out in a comment in an earlier post, this guy was never all that smart to begin with, but he is really starting to demonstrate some serious mental decline, possibly associated with the ageing process.

President Trump's conservatism is obviously not of the textbook variety...

...but the conservatism of David French is of no practical use to anybody, except possibly as a helping hand toward midwifing the creation of a progressive nightmare state.

Angels have wafted Jeffrey Epstein to his eternal reward

Update and bumped. News reports are now saying that Epstein was not on suicide watch. Ace thinks it may well have been suicide, facilitated by government incompetence (although he has a little fun in his post with Epstein's last visitor). Paul Joseph Watson thinks it all looks a little too coincidental. I'm wondering if we'll ever know.

Conveniently enough, for a lot of Democrat politicians and others.
Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, died by suicide early Saturday in his Lower Manhattan prison cell, three law enforcement officials told ABC News.
He had supposedly been on suicide watch - to which I can only say, way to watch, guys.

Interesting. Epstein's suicide comes one day after unsealed court documents reveal allegations made by a sex-trafficking victim against Democrat Bill Richardson and Britain's Prince Andrew, among others. There's also been much speculation about the nature of Bill Clinton's relationship with Epstein. At this point, of course, these are just allegations - at least one person alleged to have participated in sex crimes by this witness, attorney Alan Dershowitz, has vociferously denied the allegations (Update: Professor Dershowitz has more to say here ). So, I'm not suggesting these men are guilty. Nor am I suggesting that Epstein was murdered. Still, it is a phenomenon of long-standing interest how startlingly unlucky so many of the Clintons' friends and associates have been. I am so happy to have never come into contact with any of them (except for the one time I flipped the bird at a motorcade carrying Hillary Clinton as it zoomed down the street in front of the building where I used to work, and I don't think that exactly constitutes an introduction).

Breaking news! Good. Looks like Joe Scarborough solved the mystery: the Russians killed Epstein (these people are insane).

"Dude. Go lie down or breathe into a paper bag or something."

Friday, August 9, 2019

You have been warned

"The 'Justice Democrats' announce their latest endorsements for Congress."

Redlining on the gaffe-meter

Huh? Joe Biden: "We choose truth over facts".

Ominous levels of b.s., too...

Important reminder from Glenn Reynolds, Mr. President

"A cave on gun-rights could make Trump a one-termer, the way caving on taxes did for George H.W. Bush. Democrats and the media know this, which is why they’re trying to get him to cave."

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan, with an assist from the McKinney sisters, perform “Goodbye Liza Jane”. Good solo turns all the way 'round (1946).

Bonus tune! The Coon Creek Girls tackle the musical question, “How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?”


Vitriolically anti-Trump Hollywood-leftist Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse Productions, has a new movie out called Hunted, which is supposedly a satire about liberal elites hunting "deplorables" for sport.

I'm not sure to what extent this flick is really satire; it could simply be a straight-forward thriller designed to appeal to leftists' genocidal fantasies. The release of the film is, I believe, currently on hold in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, so the genuine "tone" of the movie won't be clear until it is in theaters. The movie does not, however, sound like the kind of thing that is likely to reduce the rhetorical heat.

And remember: they really do hate us.

Update: The NeverTrump flock - oh, so predictably - scorns real conservatives for suspecting this movie's motives. But, unfortunately for them, they flew right into the spinning blades of that giant anti-Vichy windmill, Ace of Spades.


"Joe Biden Asked About His Favorite Historical Figure Who Was Not a President… Answers: Thomas Jefferson".

Update - I can't keep up with this guy's gaffes: "poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids".

I was thinking of taking this up as a hobby, in retirement...

...but I guess not:
A man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings in the Cambodian jungle was rescued after being trapped for almost four days.

Time for common sense knife control

"4 dead, 2 wounded in Southern California stabbings".

Satire only one step removed from actual fact

"Democratic Socialist Convention Forced To Communicate Via Interpretive Dance To Avoid Offending Any Attendees".

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

We must stop the gun violence

Let's start with...Toronto.

Good insights from Jeff Goldstein

"It’s Time to Declare War on Identity Politics".

BTW, this is the same Jeff Goldstein of Protein Wisdom fame, and I'm delighted to see that he's blogging again.

Civil wars are particularly violent and rage-fed

Update and bumped: A former FBI assistant director (!) breaks out the numerology card to slander Trump by association with a supposed neo-Nazi secret code. How low will they go? My guess is, a whole lot lower. This is how you get Trump - twice.

We should strive to avoid one, but not at the cost of surrendering our constitutional rights. Thought experiment: the ideological Left is engaging in hysterically violent rhetoric; the ruling class in cities like Portland, Oregon has shown a tendency to abandon the streets to Antifa thugs; the media, the Democratic Party and associated commenters, prognosticators, "analysts" and philosophes are working around the clock to undermine law and order and political civility, and attempting to demonize (dehumanize) people of the center-right in order to facilitate, first, their silencing (vide the epidemic deplatforming of conservative social media accounts), and then, perhaps, their eventual eradication. All of this is occurring with a genuine Republican fighter in the White House, and with constitutional protections still, for the most part, intact (albeit shaky). What do you think the political environment is going to look like when we get a "progressive" president, and the revolutionary wing of the Democrat Party is in control of one or both of the national legislative chambers? Remember: the Left looks upon elections as a blank check for effecting change, long-established liberties be damned.

I hope I'm wrong, but it's looking like long, hard times to come.

Sunday, August 4, 2019


Mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend take us that much closer to one of T.S. Eliot's markers of societal collapse: random murders. Brian Cates has some interesting thoughts on the rise of the "s**tposting nihilist". Terrible loss of life, any way you slice it, and further proof that the many strands of human thought and action that create and sustain a civilization - strong families, intelligent child-rearing, education, technology, character-building, approaches to diagnosing and treating mental illness, civility in our politics and social interactions, effective law enforcement - are coming unraveled. God have mercy on the souls of the innocent victims.

Mass shootings capture our attention because of the sheer number of people killed at one time. As bad as they are - and they are horrible events - are they truly more horrible than homicides running at over 300 per year for the last four years in a single city?

And, no, a thousand times, no.

Lies, gerrymandering and rats: "What We Aren't Hearing About West Baltimore".

Some thoughts from a prosecutor on the opioid crisis.

Chuck Schumer, enemy of the First Amendment (and probably of most of the rest of them, too).

Well, you could've knocked me over with a feather: "FBI is implicated in destroying evidence to benefit Clinton".

Hey, it ain't personal, it's just politics...

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sunday funnies

The invisible Michael Richards makes an appearance in Night Court:

Scientists at play.

Tim Hawkins has a useful list of things you don't say to your wife:

At last!

How do I get out of this chicken- s**t outfit? (H/T: David Thompson)

Who will watch the watchers? (H/T: ditto)

From Powerline's "THE WEEK IN PICTURES":

"Natalie Portman To Play New Thor But Will Still Ask A Man To Hammer Stuff For Her".

Deja vu

One of Richard Petty's old Plymouth Superbirds is being auctioned off (I'm linking to an Instapundit post, which links the Fox News article, because every time I try to link to a Fox News article directly, the link goes bad).

As long-time readers will recall, I used to own two Superbirds - both long gone, now. They were fun to drive, but annoyingly high-maintenance.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Yeah, baby!

That's the stuff that's music to my ears. Trump has parlayed a more or less chance spat with Rep. Cummings about Baltimore into a rolling broadside against Democrat mismanagement of major cities across the country.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

Time to go south of the border, now, with Xavier Cugat and that conga classic, “One, Two, Three, Kick”. I really dig the flute solo; it enhances the tropical vibe.

Not altogether satisfying

James Comey is about to get slammed in an IG report, but, unfortunately, the DOJ reportedly has decided not to prosecute.

So, for now, Comey can breathe a sigh of relief and say, along with Jay Gould, the 19th century robber-baron, "Don't worry, boys, nothing's lost, save honor".

"For now", because he's not out of the woods, yet:
But Comey and others inside the FBI and the DOJ during his tenure still face legal jeopardy in ongoing probes by the IG and Barr-appointed special prosecutor John Durham. Those investigations are focused on the origins of the Russia investigation that included a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant targeting the Trump campaign at the end of the 2016 election, the source said.
I really hope they nail Andrew Weissmann, the Beria-wannabe.

A brief history of Democrat capo Al Sharpton

Lest we forget.

Here's a sample of Brother Sharpton's deep wisdom, from a 1994 speech:
“White folks was in the cave while we [blacks] was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was … we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”
You easily see how a man of such learning and eloquence could wind up at MSNBC.