Thursday, May 13, 2021

Happy Feet Friday

Miriam LaVelle performs her signature acrobatic dancing to an instrumental version of "Minnie's in the Money", performed by Benny Goodman and the boys.

Mark Steyn: Stand your ground

Mark Steyn on the necessity of defying cancel culture.

A good little article. I also like the fact that he got in a dig at the now-officially-pathetic National Review:

In my deposition by global warm-monger Michael E Mann's lawyer, I contrasted the behavior of my two publishers in important free speech cases north and south of the border - Maclean's and National Review. Maclean's was the classic dentist's-waiting-room magazine, the Canadian equivalent of Time, super-mainstream, non-ideological; National Review, by contrast, a conservative institution on an ideological mission. Yet it was Maclean's and their owners, Ted Rogers and his heirs, who stood absolutely firm on the principle of free speech, while the shifty little weasels of National Review retreated into ever narrower legalistic arguments ever further away from any principle.

Ominous portent

"Colonial Pipeline paid hackers almost $5 million in ransom".

Hey, good thing this company will never get hacked again, huh?

Teddy Roosevelt: "Perdecaris alive or Raisuli dead".

Joe Biden: "Meh. Just pay up. It's only 5 mil".

Update  Important PSA from the Biden administration (courtesy of JeffS):


I'm glad to see Republican congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona asking the question that's on the minds of a lot of Americans: “Who executed Ashli Babbitt?”

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


 President Trump defends Jimmy Carter.

"I see that everybody is comparing Joe Biden to Jimmy Carter. It would seem to me that is very unfair to Jimmy Carter. Jimmy mishandled crisis after crisis, but Biden has CREATED crisis after crisis. First there was the Biden Border Crisis (that he refuses to call a Crisis), then the Biden Economic Crisis, then the Biden Israel Crisis, and now the Biden Gas Crisis. Joe Biden has had the worst start of any president in United States history, and someday, they will compare future disasters to the Biden Administration—but no, Jimmy was better!"

True. Jimmy wasn't up to the job, but Biden is utterly, completely, profoundly incompetent - as well as being a radical leftwing puppet. Certainly, he is the worst president of my lifetime, and indisputably the stupidest.

Update  Speaking of stupid, check out Biden's Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger's take on the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline (at about the 4:28 mark in the Tucker Carlson video embedded at Common Cents). Apparently the cyberattack is just a private matter between two opposing business factions. Seriously, listen to her; her remarks may be the dumbest thing you hear today.

Won't be fooled again

Newly-minted non-leader Liz Cheney stamped her little feet, waved her little sausage fingers in the air, and squeaked "I Will Do Everything I Can to Ensure Former President Never Again Gets Anywhere Near White House".

Whatever, chubby. We're not going back. No more Bush-dynasty wars without end conjoined with deep state sympathies, no more McCain/Romney Axis of Lame, no more Twitter philosophes, no more leftist bureaucrats in brass hats, no more Democrats wearing Republican labels, no more clueless foreign policy "experts". Oh, and no more draft deferment champions posing as war lords (e,g., your dad). 

Update  Good follow-up by Stephen Kruiser: "MSM Meltdown Over Cheney Proves GOP Did the Right Thing". (H/T: friend and commenter, JeffS)

Working-with-your-hands Wednesday

 The jolly German genius is back with the double-"barreled" bow.