Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Paco gumbo

I'll be offline for a few days, so here's a little bit of everything.

Chuck Berry rocks with "Run, Run, Rudolph".

Jerry Clower tells the story of his pessimistic barber.

A wrong turn goes about as wrong as it can go (language alert).

Pressure cooker fail...

Veeshir's got the end times covered.

Facts, shmacts. Global warming requires faith, baby (H/T: Common Cents).

Scientists in New Zealand have discovered fossils of a giant species of penguin. Based on an artist's reconstruction, they probably looked something like this...

Whew! What's that smell? Is that a landfill? No, it's the Mueller investigation.

Immigration minus assimilation equals disaster.

Jimmy Pruitt was a country swing and rockabilly musician active in the 50's and early sixties, and, although born blind, and largely self-taught, he had a great ear and a pair of magic hands that made him equally at home with the guitar and the piano. Here are a couple of performances from the old Town Hall Party TV program.

My guess is it's a secret Obama-era surveillance satellite.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Animals always know...

"Portrait of Hillary Clinton sets off security dogs".

(H/T: Mrs. Paco)

It's like a classic movie

I could watch it over and over again and never get tired of it...

(H/T: Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Whoa! That must have left a mark.

Navy razzes West Point over one of its more embarrassing cadets.

Former wanna-be Führer warns America about the dangers of Fascism

I rarely cite the Huffington Post, but this article includes a comment that is absolutely priceless.

Jughead McLightworker, whose reign is now blissfully ended, said in an interview with HuffPo that “'You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,' he told interviewer Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, after defending institutions such as freedom of religion and freedom of the press. (Obama admitted, however, that the latter sometimes drove him 'nuts' during his time in the White House [emphasis mine - Paco])".

Yeah, because, you see, there's real freedom - such as the right to keep your health insurance or your doctor - and there's bogus freedom, which is really just hate crime, such as the right not to have to bake a gay wedding cake, or the right - also a hate crime (if not treason) - to criticize left-wing foreign policy and unlimited immigration.

As Obama's legacy continues to fall apart (like the statue of Ozymandias, only at a much faster rate) we can probably expect more self-serving bleats to escape through his pursed, disapproving lips. I imagine he'll eventually wind up like Norma Desmond, watching old videos of his time in the spotlight (with Valerie Jarrett assuming the role of faithful servant Max von Mayerling, lighting his cigarettes - but only when Michelle is away).

(Image gratefully lifted from Evil Bloggerlady)

Sunday funnies

New from Perfectly Asinine Christmas Ornaments, the Hillary Tree Topper!

Help yourself: "Man cooks own food after finding worker asleep inside Waffle House". (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Quintessential California man argues for the right to throw house parties...

The Fred Astaire of cockatiels struts his stuff...

Having trouble understanding the Bitcoin phenomenon? This guy explains it all...

This week's funny t-shirt from the folks at Bad Idea...

Like a bad penny - a really old, tarnished, scratched up bad penny (via Doug Ross)...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

One area where Trump is clearly showing Obama up for the idiot he is

"Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving terror caliphate in tatters":
...ISIS has been routed from Iraq and Syria with an ease and speed that's surprised even the men and women who carried out the mission. Experts say it's a prime example of a campaign promise kept. President Trump scrapped his predecessor’s rules of engagement, which critics say hamstrung the military, and let battlefield decisions be made by the generals in the theater, and not bureaucrats in Washington.