Friday, November 17, 2017

John Heinrichs (1956 - 2017)

It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of long-time reader, friend and commenter John Heinrichs. I received an email from his nephew, Nolan, this evening who wrote that John passed away peacefully in his sleep today.

John was a prime source of material, from serious discussions of international politics to comical news articles. I will miss him terribly.

God bless his soul and comfort his family.

Happy Feet Friday

It's cold outside, so time to dream of a warm place. Here's Sarah Vaughan singing "Moon Over Miami".

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hold off, Democrats

No need to impeach Trump. North Korea has already sentenced him to death.
“The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK,” an editorial by North Korea’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun read. “Trump, who is no more than an old slave of money, dared point an accusing finger at the sun. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.”
North Korea is a festering sore on humanity, but it's still hard not to laugh at its government's pretensions.

At least this kind of thing doesn't end like a card game in the old west

If you catch a Scrabble player cheating, you don't pull out a Derringer and shoot him; you get him banned.

Good old Moe Berg

You remember Moe Berg, don't you? Third-string catcher for a number of major league teams in the 1930s? Well, it's no surprise if you don't, because Moe was pretty meh as a baseball player. But it turns out, he was an excellent spy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Home again

Mrs. Paco and I drove down to North Carolina this weekend to visit my father, Old Paco, who is 89 and ailing. It was a good visit, and O.P., though very frail, was perfectly lucid and communicative. His biggest debility, in his opinion (and I tend to agree), is his blindness, which has been total for around five years. A pity in any circumstances, but doubly so, given the beautiful view from the front of his house:





Sunday funnies (late edition)

Why isn't this an Olympic sport? "This Windsor runner can chug beer and complete a mile faster than anyone else in the world" (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Poor getaway planning: "A man accused of stealing a motorized shopping cart from an Alaska grocery store didn't get very far or go very fast before his low-speed getaway attempt was foiled by police. The battery-operated cart with a basket mounted behind the handlebars has a top speed of 1.9 mph." (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

As Thanksgiving approaches, the turkeys are fighting back (H/T: ditto)

Things really are closer than they appear in the sideview mirror:



From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



Friday, November 10, 2017

So long, troll boy

Regular readers may have noticed that we've had a troll in our midst. I'm fine with people who disagree with the content of my posts, or who want to debate with commenters, as long as they conduct themselves in a respectful manner and actually have something intelligent to say. I'm not fine with social justice chimps who just want to fling feces through the bars of their cage. So, yes, JC, I will continue to spam, delete and otherwise eliminate your childish drivel until you are capable of rising above the level of merely screaming "F**k you!" at your betters.

You go, girl!

Too good to check: Hillary Clinton may be running staggering for president, again.

Happy Feet Friday

Bessie Dudley and Florence Hill do some lively steppin' to a hot jazz tune laid down by Duke Ellington and his orchestra.

We liberals feel for the homeless

We just don't want them stinking up our neighborhoods: "Authorities in California ask church to stop feeding the homeless".

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A tragic anniversary

A quick primer on communism's legacy.

Bummer

Democrat Ralph Northan beat out Republican Ed Gillespie for governor in Virginia.

I'm glad that I'll soon be returning to my homeland (North Carolina).

Monday, November 6, 2017

Carnage

We offer our prayers for those people killed and wounded at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas by yet another maniac (in this case, a man who had been dishonorably discharged from the Air Force).

Real ghost?

Or masterful prank? Beats me, but this film of strange doings in an old Irish school gives me the creeps (background available in this news article):

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday funnies

The latest team sport: grave digging.

Typical Canadian traffic sign:



(Both of the above items courtesy of Captain Heinrichs).

Does your bottled water taste funny?



They were from the same litter, but they followed very different paths...



"Hey, honey, come see the new neighbors".



Yep...



Welcome to a new little monster (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

972 people with far too much time on their hands: "YSU sets world record as 972 people dress up as penguins" (another H/T to Mrs. Paco).

Today's Chuck Norris fact: Chuck Norris invented a language that incorporates karate and roundhouse kicks. So next time Chuck Norris is kicking your ass, don’t be offended or hurt, he may be just trying to tell you he likes your hat.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Imagine my surprise...

...when I saw an image of a painting put up by CBD, one of the co-bloggers at Ace of Spades, the original of which used to hang over the fireplace in the den of the house owned by my late father- and mother-in-law.



The name of the painting is Vuelta de la Pesca and the artist is José Mongrell. Mrs. Paco recently settled her late father's estate, and the painting was sold through Sotheby's.

CBD asks, "Does this scene evoke anything odd and puzzling in anyone?" It does, for me. The painting always puts me in mind of John Steinbeck's tragic novel, The Pearl, about a Mexican pearl diver who finds a pearl of unusually great value, but who is plagued by envious neighbors and a chiseling buyer. He decides to set off with his wife and child for the capital to sell the pearl, but he is tracked by three men, whom he eventually kills. The climactic scene is one of shocking horror, so, if you decide to read the book, be prepared.

It would be great if they truly were the last of a certain type of Republican

"Both former President Bushes had choice words for current President Donald Trump in a new book scheduled to be published later this month, with the elder Bush reportedly calling the billionaire commander-in-chief a 'blowhard' and flatly stating he does not 'like' him.

Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush, the 41st and 43rd top executives respectively, spoke to author Mark K. Updegrove for the book 'The Last Republicans.' It detailed the relationship between the father-and-son presidents and how they were fretful of what Trump had done to the Republican Party.

Furthermore, both ex-presidents admitted they did not vote for Trump. The elder Bush pulled the lever for Democrat Hillary Clinton while the younger told Updegrove he voted for 'none of the above.'”

More proof that the guiding "principles" of the ruling class, whether Democrat or Republican, boil down to a fondness for the warm, cozy smell of the inside-the-beltway corral, an abiding sense of comfort in the predictable machinations of professional politicians.

I hope there's a genuine and lasting reason for both of these RINOs to be "fretful" about what Trump has done to the Republican Party, because, from where I'm sitting, it looks like the Trump shake-up may lead to the final destruction of the complacent, ineffectual and voter-oblivious party that the Bushes did so much to sustain. Time to face a bitter truth, H.W. and W.: Trump is your legacy.

Friday, November 3, 2017

By popular demand

Well, friend and commenter Deborah asked about it, anyway. Here's Maggie on Halloween, dressed as Owlette (some kind of cartoon character).

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Camille Howard joins Roy Milton and his Solid Senders on "Groovy Blues".

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Assortment

I don't want to hear another damned word from nevertrumpers about what a smart, upright, straight-shooter Robert Mueller is: "Mueller Partnered with Radical Islamist Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Manuals".

Mark Steyn continues to do solid work in pointing out the insanity of the "diversity lottery" immigration program.

It may be the day after Halloween, but it's never too late to trigger (H/T: Ace of Spades):



Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt, one of Obama's favorite crony capitalists, could always be relied on to spout the party line on climate change, but, as is the case with most such people, he was a massive hypocrite.

So, Mr. Obama, how's that thaw with Iran working out?

I dunno, Gov. Cuomo, maybe what we need is truck control.

Yeah, that sounds like a good civics lesson: let's get rid of all the memorials to Washington and Jefferson and a host of Confederate generals and replace them with statues of real heroes like Marion "Bitch Set Me Up" Barry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Updated and bumped: "10 weird Halloween facts and trivia".

I'm thinking of dressing up as a gun-toting, transgender, African-American Frito Bandito. That should offend practically everybody.

Seriously, though, if you're going to be wandering around tonight, beware of the boogie-woogie boogie man...

Monday, October 30, 2017

This sounds more fun than golf

The guntry club.

Carbon dioxide emissions alert

On the anniversary of Donald Trump's election victory, thousands in the "Resistance" plan to scream at the sky.

Not sure what this will accomplish, except to further demonstrate the well-known durability of the typical leftist larynx. I think it would be a good idea to distribute free bottles of Listerine to prevent the creation of a very fetid and insalubrious miasma over the affected areas.

Paco World News Daily (PWND) has obtained exclusive video of a couple of #nevertrumpers warming up for the big day:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Gamesmanship



H/T: Ace of Spades

Sunday funnies

Looks like a case of explosive flatulence...



Batman's golf cart...



Things dads never hear from their kids...



I think you have to have Amazon Prime to do this: "Florida couple receives marijuana in Amazon order" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"...



Funny t-shirt (from the folks at Bad Idea T-Shirts)...



Via Grouchy Old Cripple...



Saturday, October 28, 2017

You go, girl!

Daisy, the official dog of Paco Enterprises, displays her contempt for Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia.

Yes, yes you are!

And we're glad: "Climate Change Crusader Bill Nye Says, ‘I Am a Failure’".

Friday, October 27, 2017

Yessir, you can't buy publicity like that

Hilarious: "Clinton hobbles out of Chelsea's on crutches before ditching them on stage to pick up 'Wonder Woman' award on her 70th birthday".

You'll recall that Hillary recently fell down the stairs while carrying some "coffee" and broke her toe.

H/T: Mrs. Paco

Happy Feet Friday (sleuthing edition)

One of my favorite screwball comedies is the 1945 Warner Bros film, The Horn Blows at Midnight, starring Jack Benny and Alexis Smith, with a host of wonderful supporting actors (including the incredibly beautiful Dolores Moran). Jack plays an angel whose assignment is to travel to earth in order to sound the trump of doom, but he manages to bungle the job and is trapped here while the higher powers figure out what to do.

There's a scene in the movie where Jack has landed a tryout for a gig with a swing band - Slippy Tompkins and his Twelve Hep Cats - and he's being escorted to the bandstand by the dance hall manager. While they're chatting, the band - ostensibly Slippy and the boys, but in reality that fabulous Warner Bros studio orchestra of the 1940s - is playing an extremely catchy swing number, with young people jitterbugging like mad. The tune struck me as being a big cut above mere incidental music that would have been written for a half minute for one scene in this particular movie, and I assumed it must have been the instrumental version of a pop song which I had somehow never come across. The tune runs from the opening of the following video until about the 35-second mark:



I initially thought this might be something from the writing team of Warren and Mercer, but an extensive search through their songbook didn't turn it up. I began to check out Warner Bros movies on YouTube from time to time - and last weekend I hit pay-dirt.

The song is called "Ice Cold Katie", and it's the centerpiece for a big musical number in the 1943 Warner Bros film, Thank Your Lucky Stars. The scene features an all-black cast, including Hattie McDaniel and Willie Best, and tells the story of a soldier who is wooing a beautiful, but haughty, young woman and trying to get her to marry him before he's shipped overseas. The song was written by Frank Loesser and Arthur Schwartz. And here it is:



So, mystery solved.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Finally!

We are soon to be rid of the execrable John "Stonewall" Koskinen.

Hubris

Happy birthday, Mrs. President!

Well, that didn't work

"Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure".

The moral? Beware of billionaires and their grand schemes for social experimentation.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fats Domino, RIP

Fats Domino, a popular figure in R&B and early rock & roll, has joined the majority.

Thanks for the memories, Fats. Here he is, performing "Ain't That a Shame".



And here's something a little livelier: "Fats' Frenzy".

Huh?

Harvey Weinstein. Bob Weinstein. James Toback. And now...George H.W. Bush?

Welcome to the ClintonComeyRussia Scandalrama!

Lots and lots of news coming out today.

First, a good primer on the whole dossier affair, from Mollie Hemingway.

Second, somebody needs to go through the FBI with a roto-rooter.

Third, the real Russian collusion scandal features a certain unsuccessful presidential candidate whom Kurt Schlichter refers to as Felonia Von Pantsuit.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton: crooked and stupid

No surprise, really, but according to the Washington Post, Cankles and the sleazemeisters at the DNC paid for the research that led to the infamous dossier purporting to show Trump cozying up with the Russians.

I don't think anybody but the most die-hard Hillary worshipers believe that the dossier has any genuine validity, so...money spent on a smear campaign that failed to make a difference in the election anyway. Hence, crooked and stupid.

Update: BTW, note this interesting comment from the article: "Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary."

RINO sabotage?

See ya!

Another RINO's Senate seat gets vacated: Jeff Flake announces that he will not seek reelection.

So long, old top! Naturally, we will (*yawn*) follow your future career with considerable interest. And be sure to stow your opinions in an orifice unreachable by photons, there's a good fellow.

Monday, October 23, 2017

They never stop trying

Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty has introduced legislation to ban magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Gawrsh! I guess that fluke canoeing accident in which I only lost magazines with 10+ capacity was a portent or something.

Update: Like trying to hide a hippo behind a dogwood tree. Sorry, Chuck E. Sleaze, it's just too damned obvious.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The voice of inanity

Great moments in mispronunciation from noted theologian, Al Sharpton.



H/T: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

Sunday funnies

Guys, I think the ladies are on to us:



Via a friend at work:

An 80 year old woman was arrested for shoplifting in a supermarket. When she went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?" She replied, "A can of peaches." The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches, and she replied that she was hungry. The judge asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied that there were six. The judge said, "Then I will give you six days in jail." Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman's husband stood up, and asked the judge if he could say something. The judge said, "What is it?" The husband said, "She also stole a can of peas."


Drummed out of the corps: "Labrador retriever flunks out of bomb-sniffing school" (H/T: Mrs. Paco; ditto below).

Doughnut bribe falls short: "Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts".

There are pros and cons to having a pet door. Here's a con:



Hide and seek: expert level...



From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bush 2 seems to have recovered from his case of lockjaw

For eight long years, George Bush declined to offer any significant criticism of his successor. We were constantly assured that this represented the "high road".

How interesting that he now seems to have plenty to say, and none of it to President Trump's credit:
“We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” Bush said. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”

“Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children,” he said at another point. “The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”
Practically all of the foregoing characterized the Obama years, during which time Bush uttered not a peep about the Democratic president's devisiveness, mendacity and authoritarian tendencies.

Perhaps Bush kept quiet all those years because of his special friendship with Michelle Obama. Or maybe he really doesn't view the Obama regime as having been anything more than ruling-class business as usual, compared to Trump's genuinely revolutionary instincts. Hard to say. But I've definitely reached one conclusion: I don't miss George Bush, and I'd be greatly obliged if he'd just shut up for the next several years; this is obviously well within the scope of his abilities, since he was so good at it during Obama's eight-year assault on liberty, patriotism and honest government.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Nothing like some of that sophisticated Basie swing in the morning! Here's the Count and Jimmy Rushing with "The Blues I Like to Hear".

Behind enemy lines

Kurt Schlichter dons his cloak of invisibility and attends a secret Democratic conference. A sample from the decrypted transcript:
[Schumer:] “Remember, we’re here to freely exchange ideas in an atmosphere of openness and unlimited inquiry. With that in mind, your program has a list of the things you can’t say, like ‘illegal alien’ and ‘Christmas.’ It also has a handy cheat sheet of everyone’s preferred pronouns. Mine are ‘he’ and ‘him,’ while Senator Menendez’s are ‘convict’ and ‘Number 675973.’ Also, be sure to observe the rule about not mansplaining, which should not be a problem with this group.”

Ambulant tree stump continues to not surprise us

Maxine Waters, one of the most ignorant, partisan hacks in Congress, couldn't stop clacking her dentures at a charitable event long enough to refrain from dissing Donald Trump.
“We face unprecedented challenges today in our struggle against HIV and AIDS and I want you to know those people in Congress on the opposite side of the aisle from me control every branch of our federal government,” Waters said. “And we have, unfortunately, an unstable, erratic person in the White House.”
Well, if that ain't a case of the pot calling the kettle pot. Waters is as unstable as a two-legged chair.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Great Halloween costume suggestion

Without further preamble:



(H/T: Clash Daily)

Pssst! Mr. Mueller!

If you're looking for collusion with Russia, you just might be looking at the wrong people:
It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic resources — yet still OK’d that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America’s uranium.
I know, put Comey on this. He'll get it cleared up in no time.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Vichy Republican Susan Collins won't vote to repeal Obama Care

And doesn't want Donald Trump to do anything about it, either: "Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy".

BOLO



Susan Collins. Establishment Republican. Caucasian female. Age: 65. Brown hair, appears to have been styled with a meat cleaver and a hand rake. Beady eyes of muddy hue nestled atop a nose that looks like a bicycle horn. If seen, report to Steve Bannon.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Civil asset forfeiture"

That's a mouthful. Why not use simpler, and more transparent, terminology, like, oh, how about theft.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Blog forward

Update and bumped: The left's long march through the institutions appears to have tainted West Point, of all places.

That's right; offline again for a few days. So here's a combination of news items, Sunday funnies, and music.

That's not a Super Soaker; that's a Super Soaker. Also, the world's largest Nerf gun (H/T to Mrs. Paco for both)...



Here's Kid King and his combo with Skip's Boogie:




The lovely Dorothy Dandridge (who seems to have gotten more beautiful as she grew older) sings "My Heart Belongs to Daddy".




Whatever else he is, Harvey Weinstein must be one hell of a negotiator: "Contract with TWC ALLOWED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT". Remarkable. And the rot runs very deep.

Rule number one in conducting an armed robbery: don't put the gun down while you're scooping up the cash.



From the bottom of my heart, I wish you people complete success.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kurt Schlichter: just continually on fire

Kurt aims his sarcastomizer squarely at Hollywood, and leaves no Tinsel Town creep unvilified. A sample:
Let’s start with Jimmy Kimmel, the Johnny Carson of the semi-employable cargo shorts and Corona set. A few weeks ago he was weighing in on health care policy because, apparently, he’s for health care. Exactly what policy he’s for is unclear, because when Jimmy does his thing in front of the fin-slapping trained seal caucus in the studio bleachers, he’s not actually being about policy. He’s being about posing. He’s in favor of health care, damn it, and he doesn’t care whose toes he steps on when he speaks truth to power to all those awful people who are, well, against health care or something. Because conservatives hate health care, just like they hate science.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Che Guevara celebrates golden anniversary

That's right; yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Che's execution at the hands of the Bolivian Army.

Rarely has justice been so richly served.

My favorite commemorative photo.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Columbus Day

Robert Royal's well-researched volume, 1492 and All That, is an admirable corrective to the long-term accretion of white-man-as-plague balderdash. I believe it's currently out of print, but if you can find a used copy, I recommend it.

Here is an essay by Royal on the same theme, a review of Kirkpatrick Sale's The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy.

Serendipity

Mrs. Paco and I made a trip down to VA Beach to see the grandkids, and on the way back to the Paco Command Center, stopped at the famous Virginia Diner in the little town of Wakefield for lunch today. Highly recommended: home-cooked southern cuisine, and big portions. Not to mention the best biscuits I ever ate in a restaurant.

Anyhow, Wakefield is in the middle of Virginia's peanut country, and the diner has a section up front where you can find probably a dozen or so different types of peanuts. I think I discovered the holy grail of goobers: maple and bacon roasted peanuts. MMMMM-mm!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Offline blog-o-rama

I'll be offline for the next few days, so here's a heterogeneous collection of items.

One of the best take-downs of gun control myths and rhetoric I've seen in a long time is this piece by Larry Correia. It's comprehensive, well-documented and full of fascinating observations.

Harvey Weinstein's slimy behavior even proved to be too much for his own Board of Directors.

Yup...



The Andrews Sisters swing with "The House of Blue Lights".



All the SJWs are down on Columbus, but it's his day on Monday, so here's Fletcher Henderson and his band with a jazzy tribute.



"As The Federalist’s David Marcus explained recently, Democrats are becoming the party of the celebrity sockpuppet. In totally unrelated news, viewership of late-night talk shows is steadily declining."

Disaster: carrot-loving donkey meets orange McLaren sports car (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Coffee: it's like medicine.

Tangy!



A hilarious scene from a hilarious movie: Gene Hackman as the blind hermit in Young Frankenstein.




Maggie's favorite hobby is digging up earthworms. Hmmm. Looks here like she might have accidentally come across a centipede.


Happy Feet Friday

Lyricist Johnny Mercer had a distinctive vocal style and frequently recorded his own compositions. Here he is performing that catchy little number, "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe".

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pro-Trump artist gives Jimmy Kimmel the raspberries

And drinks a cup of St. Jimmy's tears. Try this on for size:

Oh, look, a squirrel!

Past-his-sell-date Hollywood producer, Democrat sugar daddy and alleged serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein, feeling the heat as a result of an article in the NYT (of all places), has a new cause: attacking the NRA.
I am going to need a place to channel that anger, so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention.
Now, this is more like the NYT's speed: columnist Bret Stephens, who is an even bigger fake conservative than David Brooks, is down for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

Kurt Schlichter, as usual, demonstrates the right stuff: "If you really want to disarm us, come on and try."

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Saint Jimmy

Increasingly unfunny funny man, Jimmy Kimmel, apparently has appointed himself as America's leading leftist shill national conscience. First, he began making emotional pleas in favor of Obama Care, crediting it with helping save his son's life (yes, that's right: this celebrity, who has a net worth of around $35 million, wants to preserve a failing health insurance system subsidized by people who, in many cases, can't afford the premiums or can't find coverage even if they could afford them).

Now, he's wallowing in the horror and shock that has followed the massacre in Las Vegas, blaming Republicans and the absence of "common sense" gun control laws. Yet, the giant massacre-on-the-installment plan taking place in Chicago phases St. Jimmy not at all (probably because he can't blame Republicans for it).

Elsewhere, Mark Steyn discusses the massacre without St. Jimmy's hysterics.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Save us, Lord

So, I get up this morning and the first thing I see on television is coverage of the horrible mass murder in Las Vegas. My prayers go up for the souls of those who died, for the recovery of the wounded, and for the victims' devastated families. Yet another example of the truth that when a man gives his soul over to evil, he does not become an animal, but something utterly diabolical.

Instapundit notes the many acts of bravery manifested by the people caught in this hell.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sprawl -O-Rama

I'll be offline for a few days, so I'm combining a couple of regular features, plus some one-offs, into one post.

First off, here are a couple of Happy Feet Friday numbers, moved forward a day. Peggy lee multitasks, singing a song and sewing a button on the shirt of her then-husband, Dave Barbour:



If you'd rather do some rug cuttin', here's Jesse James and All His Boys, a Texas western swing band that was popular in the 40's and early 50's, with Piano Pete's Boogie (and it does have some killer piano, featuring my favorite left-hand pattern):



Don't miss out! Paco Enterprises' real estate sales subsidiary, Get Real(ty), has landed exclusive listing rights for properties located on the newly-declared continent of Zealandia. Beautiful waterfront (and back and over and under) sites available NOW!

Some new twists on an ancient evil: Caroline Glick on The New Democratic Party.

Time to check in on Chicago. Hmmmm. Not so good.

It has become an important daily ritual: liberal Tweets something stupid, gets buried in Twitchy snark.

Co-blogger CBD over at Ace of Spades has a regular feature in which he (or is it she?) posts a picture of a great work of art - for example, Rembrandt's "The Stoning of St. Stephen". Yeah, well, two can play at that game, buddy...



While you're sitting there, you might as well learn something useful - like how to spin a revolver:



Hickok45 dual wields with the new(ish) Mossberg Shockwave:



Let me tell you about the one that got away...



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

First cracks in the RINO dam

Congratulations to Roy Moore, who beat the establishment's man Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary for senatorial candidate.

Note, also, that Bob Corker, the idiot who helped midwife the Iran nuclear deal, is retiring.

May the uprising prosper!

Dumbass

Look, dude. The whole point of being a "sleeper" agent is to avoid publicity. You don't go around on social media advertising the fact that you're a commie.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Shooter stopped by...

... a good guy with a gun.

Hats off to a real man [Update: Hats back on]

Updated and bumped: According to a story posted over at Ace of Spades, Villanueva is now apologizing and saying his appearance on the field was more or less an accident. Much different from his previous story. Maybe the guy was yielding to SJW pressure? He's a former Ranger who served in Afghanistan, so I respect him and his service to his country. But if, as he claims now, he was on board with his team's decision, then he has let a lot of people down.

Have we, indeed, become such a pusillanimous people, so fearful of the left's insane and unjustified obloquy, that even our heroes begin to cower?


Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger and Afghan war veteran, defied his team and was the only Steeler to come out on the field for the national anthem.

His coach offered a rebuke, stating that the team was looking for "100% participation":"Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.”

Well, you ignorant prick, what if the team had decided, as a team, to march out on the field under a swastika? Would you be looking for 100% participation, then? You know, so as to be respectful to a lot of millionaire lunkheads who had voted to do something supremely stupid and disrespectful to the fans?

Screw you overpaid, overprivileged drama queens! I hope a couple of years from now you'll have fewer viewers than college field hockey teams.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Maybe this guy ought to think about becoming a lawyer

He's really attuned to the fine print:
When a Maryland community college student saw on his syllabus that he could bring a “3x5 card” to an exam, he saw a key loophole and took advantage of the opportunity.

Elijah Bowen’s professor at Anne Arundel Community College, Reb Beatty, told students that they could bring a "3x5 card" to aid them during the upcoming exam -- but he meant inches.

Bowen noticed that his professor didn't specify metrics and instead brought in a 3x5 foot card, which helped him successfully pass his first exam of the semester on Tuesday in his Financial Accounting class.

Sunday funnies

President Trump practices psychological warfare against Whoa! Fat: "Kim Jong-un lashes out at Trump for getting Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ stuck in his head".

Sad news from the National Zoo: "National Zoo Announces Giant Pandas To Divorce".



(From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

So, tell me again what this suit's made of?





Dog keeps an eye open for the main chance.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

I don't know about you, but I hate surprises

Particularly this kind: "Woman walks into LongHorn Steakhouse in Spotsylvania, gets bitten by a copperhead" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

That's why Pacos prefer burger joints. Here's a young Paco in her natural habitat:

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

They say that when your joints start getting creaky or when arthritis sets in, it's important to keep moving. Well, Doctor Paco is here with a keep-moving prescription consisting of a dose of slide guitar king Elmore James and the Broom Dusters performing "Hawaiian Boogie".

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Attention whore and fake victim Valerie Plame sticks her foot in it

And then sticks the other one in for good measure.

Compare and contrast

In his speech (his magnificent speech) at the U.N., Donald Trump used the word sovereignty (or variants) 21 times.

Meanwhile, during an appearance at the Bill and Melinda Gates "Goalkeepers" Foundation, ex-president Barack Obama referred to himself 96 times (during his speech and the Q&A session afterwards).

Jughead McNarcissus: a sovereignty of one. So glad, so glad that he is, if not "gone" exactly, no longer president. What a complete, preening dickhead.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The end

This guy says the world is ending September 23.

Upside: I'm letting the lawn go.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hitler conquers another hapless country

Oh, no, wait. I meant to say that Trump retweeted a silly gif that spliced his golf swing with Hillary tripping as she got on an airplane. But that's almost just as bad, right?

Naturally, selective moralist Jake Tapper had a bad case of flared nostrils: "Incredibly juvenile, unprofessional, and sexist." [from the linked blog post at Ace of Spades].

"Obama was equally juvenile and unprofessional when he surreptitiously, and more than once, flipped his opponents the bird while pretending to scratch his nose, and when he called out the Supreme Court during one of his (interminable) State of the Union addresses, knowing full well that the justices could not respond", said Jake Tapper never (or am I missing something?).

Sunday, September 17, 2017

While we are still able to distinguish between those who is and those who ain't...

...I'd like to extend best wishes on Citizenship Day. It's also Constitution Day, so hat's off to that great document.

Mrs. Paco became a citizen on this day more than 30 years ago [update: 1984], in a ceremony held in the Orange Bowl in Miami, presided over by Vice President Bush.

Sunday funnies

Check out the new products on Pacozon!

Here's a farmer who really loves Carrie Fisher.

Probably too much yeast.

Not valid outside of Monopoly, dude (H/T: Mrs. Paco for these three)

Blackadder meets Dr. Johnson:



Yeah, me, too:



You don't want to be these people:

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Crime fighting

I don't know how useful this would actually be, but it looks kinda awesome:



BTW, here's some beautifully choreographed German riot control:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Well, Happy Australia Day, anyway

"Australia Day is scrapped in Melbourne because it is deemed offensive to Aborigines..."

Happy Feet Friday

Energetic bandleader Cab Calloway fronts his outfit in "We the Cats Shall Hep Ya".

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Caption time!



Alright, who dropped a cabbage in the dog's food bowl?

Monday, September 11, 2017

I'm tired of oatmeal

Let's try something radically different, like... cream of wheat: "Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires".

There were many heroes on September 11th

This is the story of one: the man in the red bandanna.

Update: Here's an interesting story about a gun recovered from the ruins of the Twin Towers (H/T: Friend and commenter, Jeff).

Aw, c'mon, Cankles, give it one more shot

Hillary Clinton: "I Am Done With Being A Candidate".

Too bad, if true. I was looking forward to her becoming the Harold Stassen of the Democratic Party.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday funnies

Ace of Spades hilariously "Republicanizes" a news article on Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, under indictment on corruption charges. He had me laughing from the first sentence:
An MSNBC host has declared that the case against Bob Menendez, Republican and sculptor of a controversial Civil War statue of Jefferson Davis setting fire to a homeless man, is not only not at all "close," but in fact overwhelming.

Also via Ace: an Irish family attempts to capture a bat that has gotten loose in their kitchen. The sheer "Irishness" of the episode is priceless:



Urban cover-ups in Russia.

A couple of items from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":

Inspired by the "distracted boyfriend" meme...



Yeah, we better check this guy Jeff out (click to enlarge)...



It's all about priorities: "Texas National Guard halts hurricane recovery efforts to catch up on diversity training".

Scientific evidence that we have more summer in store (H/T: Mrs. Paco).


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Al Sharpton's spawn looking to create a legacy of her own

"Al Sharpton’s daughter got arrested on her 30th birthday after she allegedly attacked a cab driver and stole his keys."

Sign of the times

This sign has been popping up in the neighborhood lately:



The color and design, perhaps not coincidentally, resemble an Obama campaign poster. It apparently originated at a pro-immigration demonstration and is now, I believe, being employed as a not-so-very-veiled middle finger to the Trump administration. Note that it has been helpfully translated into several other languages, including Arabic (that ought to keep the Jihadists from your door!)

I'm thinking of having something like this made up for my yard: "Leftist stupidity has no home here". Or maybe "Haters welcome!"

Update: Haw!



(H/T: News Junkie at Maggie's Farm)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

I found another video from the short-lived 1950s television program, "Showtime at the Apollo", featuring one of my favorite post-war jump blues pianists, Amos Milburn. And here he is...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kurt Schlichter faces off with Paul Ryan

Schlichter comes off like Crocodile Dundee and his Bowie knife against that street punk and his little stiletto.
So, for the benefit of us suckers, basically Ryan was against DACA when it couldn’t be undone, but is now panicking when it can be undone because it might actually be undone – unless President Trump lets Ryan roll him, in which case he deserves to be laughed at in exactly the way his Never Trump enemies will laugh at him.

Gosh, this DACA two-step kind of reminds me of Obamacare and how gung-ho the True Conservatives were to repeal it when they couldn’t repeal it and how suddenly they turned ungung-ho when they actually could. Weird. If I was cynical, I’d say that it seems like the establishment GOP has been lying to our faces for years and years, but that couldn’t be true because our establishment betters have principles and stuff.
BTW, has anybody actually confronted Ryan and asked him why DACA was unconstitutional in 2014 but absolutely essential today? I'd really like to hear his answer.

More from Schlichter:
So now there are really four political parties stuffed into two political party infrastructures:

1. Right, pro-establishment (The RINOs)
2. Right, anti-establishment (The Trump voters)
3. Left, pro-establishment (Hillary’s snobby urban corporatist jerk corps)
4. Left, anti-establishment (The Bernie/Warren/Stalin Axis of Venezuela)
The guy's a human gamma knife, going straight for the establishment tumor. Read the whole thing.

I'll probably give that one a miss

Sounds too intense for me.
When William Friedkin shot “The Exorcist” in 1973, he had never seen an exorcism, though even at the time he believed in the power of this rite. Decades later, the U.S. director came full circle when he was able to film one close up — involving violent thrashing, foaming at the mouth and screaming — thanks to Father Gabriele Amorth, who performed exorcisms for the Vatican’s Rome Diocese. The result is documentary “The Devil and Father Amorth,” which screened at the Venice Film Festival.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday funnies

Long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fan has an interesting last request (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Pole dancing: not as easy as it looks...




Click to enlarge...



Airman Will Stockdale takes a manual dexterity test...



For a minute there, I thought they were talking about a Paco family reunion: "Fascinating 'blob' colony found in Lost Lagoon".

Racism: it's everywhere! From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".



New and improved Socialist Realism sculpture (via DoublePlusUndead).



The following two items are courtesy of the Woodsterman blog:





Friday, September 1, 2017

What next?

Zombie coyotes.

Happy Feet Friday

Maxwell Davis, a tenor saxophonist and music producer, is generally considered to be the father of West Coast R&B. Here he is, layin' down a fine, struttin' piece of eight-to-the-bar goodness, in "Boogie Cocktails".

Thursday, August 31, 2017

15 minutes of planning can save you 15 years on armed robbery charges

"Police arrested two men quicker than ever on Tuesday evening after they attempted to rob a bar at gunpoint, where a group of off-duty cops were also having a retirement party."

Update: The story reminded HMN, in the comments, of this Glock commercial (always worth a look):

Assortment

Fascinating piece by Rod Dreher on Sally Quinn, relict of the late Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradley. Quinn turns out to be a big fan of that ol' black magic (H/T: Ed Driscoll, who adds a few droll comments of his own). But never forget: Nixon was the scary one.

Evangelicals attacked for confirming that they believe what they've always believed (let's face it: the Left's not so very subtle goal is the abolition of Christianity).

Paul Ryan (or rather, his spokesperson) on condemning Antifa: If it's OK with Pelosi, it's OK with me.

Hillary Clinton? M-e-h, she's so yesterday.

Stacy McCain wonders what evangelism and lesbianism have to do with gun control.

CNN: from fake news to fake documentaries.

Let's hope not: "WILL THIS MAN BE NORWAY'S FIRST MUSLIM PRIME MINISTER?"

Say what you will of Governor Long, he knew his Democrats and Republicans:

If the coup fails...

...it won't be for lack of trying: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is working with NY AG (and all around Democratic hack douche bag) Eric Schneiderman on getting evidence on that ever-favorite Leftist bugbear, "Russian interference" in the last election.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Proceed with caution

I guess one needs to be careful in linking to a post on something called "Bombthrowers", but this article on H.R. McMaster is pretty interesting, if true. In any event, it's worth a look.

Frankly, the thing that represents another nail in the coffin of McMaster's reputation, for me, is that John McCain is one of his biggest boosters:
McMaster’s Senate champion was and still is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). McCain advocated replacing Flynn with McMaster. McCain described McMaster as “a man of genuine intellect, character and ability.”
About as close as you can get, in my book, to a reputational kiss of death.

(H/T: Ace of Spades)

Another example of the uselessness of "moderate" Republicans

"Illinois Republican Governor Signs Sanctuary State Law".

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

More fakery

The story I linked to last week, about the guy who claims he had been stabbed because somebody thought he had a neo-Nazi haircut, turns out to have been bogus.

Update: My original link in this post was "bogus", too; I've fixed it. Thanks to Steve in the comments for pointing that out.

Monday, August 28, 2017

That's Texas all over

The man's going to "save some lives".

We live in interesting times, indeed...

...when fake news from The Onion sounds far less fake than the left-wing chanting coming from the networks: "[L]ocal Antifa organizers announced plans Monday to disrupt an upcoming neo-Nazi rally or whatever else is going on that day."

Always worth a look

Robert Avrech, proprietor of Sephardic Secret, always has a post on Fridays consisting of photos, usually including great shots of movie stars. I was amused, and surprised, to see that last week's post includes a mug shot of the young Cher, taken at age 13 after she was arrested for stealing her mother's car.

Pickin' pears with flair



We were lucky to get a few pears this year. Usually the squirrels and the birds get hold of them first.

Tomorrow, Maggie gets to take a train ride into Washington, DC to her grandpa's office, to get a first-hand look at the Deep State.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Perfect



(From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

Behold, the Antifa Babe!

But first, don't say you weren't warned...




Ok, open with extreme caution.

Sunday funnies

Robot priest? M-e-h, I dunno...



You cannot escape the duck.



Science marches on...



The perils of excessive gum flapping: Woman calls police on man looking for his dentures (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

A Portuguese gentleman with very little knowledge of English writes an English language guide for his countrymen; hilarity ensues.