Monday, December 17, 2018

Six of one, half a dozen of the other

Former federal and state prosecutor George Parry poses the question, "is it too much to ask that our FBI adhere to a slightly higher standard of conduct" than that observed by "mob hitmen"? Apparently, these days, it is asking too much.

Bogus investigations designed to undermine an incoming president, squeezing witnesses financially to compel admissions to process crimes, ignoring the rulings of federal judges, stiff-arming congressional committees...It can, and is, happening here. And if they can do this to a man with a long, public career of distinguished achievement like Michael Flynn, they can do it to you and me in pursuit of other aspects of the leftist agenda (probably without even troubling anybody above the grade of GS-14).

Update: More in the same vein from Kurt Schlichter.

Update II: And Mueller and his crew are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to prosecutorial abuse.

An almost comical exhibition of Chicago-style corruption

A young conservative politician runs up against the "Chicago way" and comes out on top (for now).

H/T: Friend and commenter Jeff.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday funnies

Not a "real" commercial, but still funny.

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

A very merry Christmas from The Guardian.

Boy, talk about ingratitude!

At last! A cure for the man bun.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Happy Feet Friday

Drummer and bandleader William Henry "Chick" Webb was up against it for most of his life, having contracted tuberculosis of the spine while a child, and ultimately dying from the disease at the tragically young age of 34 in 1939.

But his hardship never showed up in his music, which, like all great swing, was infused with an irrepressible joy. Here's a representative example from 1937 called "Harlem Congo". There are nice solos on trumpet and clarinet, but at the 2:28 mark, Webb, himself, jumps in and steals the show with a jaw-dropping solo on the drums (small wonder that he was greatly admired by Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich).

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Random photo

Under the pier on Oak Island (click to enlarge).