Thursday, August 27, 2009

Open Thread



I'll be offline until Saturday night or maybe Sunday, so feel free to turn the comments section into a free for all polite discussion forum. And do me a favor. I disconnected Sitemeter some time ago because it was making the page-loading a little wonky. I believe that was just the result of some Sitemeter maintenance or something, but I never got around to reinstalling it (or, to be perfectly accurate, I never got around to figuring out how to reinstall it). If you're a regular or even an occasional reader, drop by the comments section and say "hey"; I'm curious to know how many people read this thing. And don't worry, you won't be getting emails advertising the many fine products offered by Paco Enterprises.

Here's something to get the open thread started. President Obama recently disclosed some of his pet peeves. What are yours? My number one pet peeve: President Obama.

Also, it's caption time! This is a picture of Rahm Emanuel during his ballet days.


Stand back, I'll show you pussies how to do a battement frappé!

31 comments:

Irobot said...

Fame, I gonna live forever..

Hi Paco,

Paco Enterprises is one of the blogs that I visit on a daily basis mainly to get political information on your current administration from someone who is actually there.

I look forward to your reviews From the Shelves of the Paco Library as your they provide me with possibilities for my own future reading. I am now the proud owner of The Ultimate Baseball Book with the purchase being based purely from your recommendation. What a sensational record of the history of baseball.

I always get a laugh from the Detective Paco stories but the Missing Che Diaries are still my favourites.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers

richard mcenroe said...

Bsrney Frank trying to ramrod legislation through committee...

JeffS said...

Well, it would be interesting to know how many people patronize Paco Enterprises, especially the Popular Assembly of Constitutional non-Opponents!

I found one interesting (and accurate) summary of ObamaCare, especially as it applies to Medicare:

"People are afraid that healthcare reform will 'pull the plug' on the elderly. Actually, healthcare reform won't pull the plug. What will happen is, Medicare will stop paying for the plug, and the plug manufacturer will go out of business."

I find this to be chillingly accurate.

My caption submission:

"You call that walking on the backs of people? Let me show you how to walk on the backs of people!"

Yojimbo said...

"Hey", "hey" and "hey". I don't know if I qualify since I don't read the blog, I only come for the pictures.

Where else could I go to see RE in ballet tights juxtaposed against a picture of "avacado" green thread?

razorbacker said...

I first read your 'Che' diaries, then enjoyed the good detective Paco stories.

Anonymous said...

Rahm is a ballerina? That explains alot.

Retread

Anonymous said...

Hi Paco

Rahm:
He's a maniac, maniac on the floor
And he's dancing like he's never danced before...
Hey, someone throw a bucket of water over me; this fish down my tutu won't live forever.

Mike_W

Carol said...

Oy, veh! Rahm's sooo gay!

More to come after beer-thirty.

Mr. Bingley said...

Somewhere Richard Simmons just went "Schwiiiiiing!!!"

richard mcenroe said...

So Rahm Emanuel is the new Roy Cohn?

Kennedy Health Reform Act

Anonymous said...

Fair warning: don't click on Richard's health care link until you put the beer down, and swallow that last sip.

Retread

TW: racidyst: the injury you'll suffer using TeddyCare Ambulance Service

Anonymous said...

Hi Paco,

Stopping by one of my favorite people's site and YOU'RE NOT HERE!!! I'm crushed that you took some time off for a little hammock time, secret mission, little hammock time, writing new stories, little hammock time, BBQ, or whatever it is you're up to. If you did BBQ hopefully you increased the carbon output for all of us.

Richard, using "ramrod" and Barney Frank in the same sentence...nice! BTW, that was a fine meade that got spilled.

JeffS, actually, plugs have been outsourced to the Chinese. Think Chinese quality control....


Deborah Leigh

SwampWoman said...

"What do you mean I'm being replaced by somebody with actual TALENT and a work ethic? You mark my words, someday I will live in an America where success depends on attitude and being fabulous, not on something like actual work!"

Anonymous said...

A recent conversation I had;

Simplistic twat: "Hah, Americans are so stupid!"
Me: "I wonder who builds their spaceships then?"
Simplistic twat: .............
Me: (silent internal effort valiantly succeeds in resisting temptation to re-arrange simplistic twats face - smiles).

Penguin
Sydney

kc said...

"Ezekiel, does this make my ass look fat?"

Most laughing I've done all by myself in months...probably since January.

I'm crappy at captions, and cannot EVER match the brilliance of Paco's People. Thanks to all of you for improving the hell out of my weekend!

NashvilleBeat said...

Hi Paco,

Looks like you left enough material to keep the gang commenting all weekend. Hurry back.

Carol said...

Aw crap, where was I? Oh yes, the man in the tights.

Caption:

Bend over Tinkerbell, I'm going to show you how to Rahm... no, that wasn't it.

Sorry, I keep losing my train of thought.

Boy on a bike said...

I look forward to seeing an update from you appear on my sidebar every morning.

Pet peeve - having to cycle without a firearm.

Formerly said...

I suspected you were away so I thought I would visit. This way, you will never know that I have been here...

Mikael said...

Well, Paco, you have at least one daily reader in Denmark (the country, not the various towns!)

I enjoy your detective-stories enormously, not to mention the Che stuff, but I also think it's wonderful that you're like a pitbull on Obamacare. The attempt to copy the European-style heath care is madness!

Here you wait for months on end end for a simple MRI scan and then you wait another year for the surgery - if you're lucky that is. It's not the doctors and nurses, they are doing everything they can, it's all the red tape and Union-rules that eventually kills you.

Don't get in to this insanity! Mark Steyn frequently writes about this, all should read him and pass the word.

Anyway, hope you have a nice weekend, Paco.

T:W: bediness. The state you're in while waiting to have your infected appendix removed. (Might be a while though. Just bite the bullet.)

kae said...

I hardly ever read Paco...

well, not more than once a day.

Usually.

Old Tanker said...

Hey Paco,

I don't do so much commenting but I'm a reguler lurker!!!

Penguin, thanks for sticking up for us!

Boy on bike, I get to carry one here!!

Old Tanker said...

Mabee I don't comment mutch beecuz eye don spel reguler very regularly

Anonymous said...

Look, he still has his right forefinger intact. Shortly after this movement...

http://media.wiley.com/assets/194/59/0-7645-2568-9_000300.jpg

One of the other nasty boys in a jealous rage, screaming "you bitch" cut it off.

Bob Belvedere said...

I look forward to your RULE 5 of the classic ladies--reminds me that God loves man. Instead of that moment of repose, you leave us with a pic of girly-man Rahm!

I'm glad this week will soon be over: first all the Kennedy servicing by the MSM, and now Rahm in tights. Aggggghhhhhh. Like Oedipus, methinks I'll have to do the deed: Blind from this hour on! Blind in the darkness-blind!"

Zardoz said...

Sitemeter? We don't need no stinkin' sitemeter.....

A faithful reader but not-so-faithful commenter.

RebeccaH said...

You might know, I miss a day and somehow my invitation to the party musta got lost in the mail.

Btw, I'm disappointed not to be getting Paco Enterprises adverts, because I need replacements. Hopefully the second time around, they'll last longer than that week-long warranty.

TW: mounment: because Dead Ted doesn't deserve a monument.

Evil Pundit said...

Hey!

TW: Pandant, n. A fluffy bear-like mammal obsessed by trivial details.

Brett Law said...

Stopping in to say "hey". Love the blog.

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