Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Forget it, Jake. It's feminism.

If you criticize Linda Sarsour - for any reason - you are obviously a member of the alt-right, as Jake Tapper recently discovered.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

The sound of stupid



Former TV personality Phil Donahue (yes, he's still alive) refers to the Trump era as "the darkest moment in American history".

You bet. Here are some dark moments in our history that don't even come close to the darkness represented by the Trump administration...

The American Civil War




The Great Depression




The dust bowl




The attack on Pearl Harbor




Racial segregation




None of that compares to the sheer horror of this...

Reason # 178 why only cops should have guns

This story damned near leaves me speechless. Perhaps something will emerge that puts it in another light, but the initial details are chilling: "Minneapolis Police Shoot Unarmed Woman In Pajamas — With Bodycams Off".

Communists cannot tolerate ridicule

Which explains why they're banning Winnie the Pooh in China.

Like lambs to the slaughter

California provides an ominous portent of what can happen with the passage of increasingly strict gun-control laws, as too many people just lamely submit to them.

By the way, let's see how gun control is working in Merrie Olde England.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Shout out

I wanted to thank Ron Robertson for his very kind comment that appeared in the comments section of this post. Unfortunately, I didn't see the comment right away because the original post got pushed to the second page due to subsequent posts. Come 'round anytime, Ron, you're always welcome.

Oh, and Veeshir, if you're reading this: my comments aren't posting at your blog. I'm not complaining, mind you; just didn't want you to think that I had stopped dropping by. Not that that would bother a curmudgeonly desert dweller, anyway (one of the things I admire about you). I know my own blog keeps demanding verification, even though I turned all verification requirements off. And some people keep getting spammed, occasionally. Maybe I should consider another format.

Sunday funnies

Update and bumped: Important anniversary noted by distinguished historian, Andrea Mitchell.

Actually, I think the tattoo might not be his only problem: "Teen says tattoo covering half his face is making it hard to find work".

Men of the west...er, never mind (H/T: Captain Heinrichs and Blazing Cat Fur).

I wonder if they frisked the guy for cash when they broke him out: "Texas Police Make Odd Withdrawal From ATM: A Man Who Was Trapped Inside" (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Some people who cheat on tests are setting new standards for innovation...



Selfies, art and the domino effect.

Remember the photo that went viral awhile back, of the guy mowing his yard with a tornado in the background? He got his own float in a parade...



Dog makes like Indiana Jones...



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Yeah, that seems fair

Apparently only people who protest the 2nd Amendment and its defenders deserve to be protected by guns: "Women Protest NRA While Surrounded by Armed Guards For Their Protection".

Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Stride pianist extraordinaire James P. Johnson performs "The Mule Walk".

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Here's what real collusion with Russia looks like

Maybe the media covered this at the time, I don't recall: "Remember when Ted Kennedy asked the Russians to 'interfere'?"

Combing through our stuff with a fine-toothed comb

We need to do some considerable downsizing before I retire and we move on to someplace else; however, I'm going to be extra careful before getting rid of anything:
Someone in Romania thought he'd made a fair amount of money when he sold an old typewriter for 100 euros at a flea market. He was wrong.

The "typewriter" was, in fact, a German Wehrmacht Enigma I, a World War Two cipher machine, and the collector who bought it put it up for sale at the Bucharest auction house Artmark with a starting price of 9,000 euros ($10,300). On Tuesday, Artmark sold it to an online bidder for 45,000 euros.
Hmm. Let me see...Pez candy dispensers...M&M knicknacks...a box of rocks from Arizona...a Junior Johnson commemorative pocket knife...a Hickory Crawdads baseball cap...a, um, uhhhh, don't know what the hell this is...a box of really old news clippings ("Don't Believe the Kaiser's Lies!")...some WWII-era Chinese currency...

Rats! No enigma machines.

Technology

It's a blessing...and a curse.

In this case, a blessing for the woman, a curse for her abusive boyfriend: "Smart Device Breaks Up Domestic Dispute by Calling the Police".

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Castro News Network

Not only is CNN unreliable on Trump, but also on US-Cuba policy (and everything else, of course, but one thing at a time).

What?!?

Talk about gagging a maggot...Wait...Ohhhh...Whew!

I thought she said she was taking her clothes off.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

An important update to Tim Blair's frightbat contest

Read all about it, right here:
Sunni sisters Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Waleed Aly are putting on a contest for the ages in this year’s battle for frightbat supremacy.

Yassmin grabbed a substantial early lead in initial voting only to be quickly pegged back and then overtaken by wily Waleed. But his title rival wasn’t done. Deploying every available weapon in her frightbat armoury, Yassmin launched a counter-attack of such sustained intensity it stunned even the hardiest frightbat observers.

NRA TV strikes back

Here, lefties, catch this truth bomb:

Sunday funnies

Hamster develops a near-fatal magnetic personality (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Woman invents a breakfast robot (back to the drawing board).



What happens when you combine physics and too much time on your hands...



Summer reading list (I've actually read Heart of a Dog, a marvelous anti-communist satire).

I think I'm going to ask for my money back...



Totally unfake video of CNN gif guy offering an honest, voluntary apology.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A tale of heroism and endurance

Ronald L. Ridgeway was a young Marine private who was wounded and captured in an ambush in Vietnam in 1968, and subsequently pronounced dead. But reports of his death, as they say, proved to be greatly exaggerated.

Chubby thighs on the move

Dana Loesch smacks down fake feminism, and mocks the upcoming march by a large assortment of social justice harpies from NRA headquarters to the Department of Justice in Washington..

Friday, July 7, 2017

Assortment (idiots edition)



It's a target-rich environment out there, my friends!

Progressive scribblers run for their safe spaces as President Trump calls for the defense of western civilization.

Remember that "doctor" from "California" who shot several people at a hospital in the Bronx? More fake news, courtesy of the NYT.

MSNBC attacks Trump because they just love the Constitution (guess they love it a whole lot more than they did during the Obama regime).

CNN discovers that a Tweet is a hydra-headed sort of thing; suppress one, and a dozen more arise to take its place.

OMG!!!! Muslim propagandist turns out to be...Muslim propagandist!!!!

Two distinguished film critics take up the question, which franchise is superior, Star Wars or Star Trek?

Probably just being modest: "McAuliffe Can’t Name a Leader of the Democratic Party".

Chris Christie's big beach adventure...

Happy Feet Friday

Jo Stafford performs the lovely ballad, "Blue Moon".

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Draining the swamp

One obnoxious snake at a time: "Federal Employee Quits Trump Admin ‘Because The People In Charge Want To Burn It Down’".

As Professor Reynolds is fond of saying, "faster, please."

Bad Mann

Michael Mann - he of the bogus "hockey stick" graph - may have seriously injured his libel case against Dr. Tim Ball:
Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination.
Could it be that there's something wrong with the data, and that Mann knows it?

I'd be afraid of grave robbers

Man leaves orders to be buried in his motorcycle sidecar. (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

May the Fourth be with you (sorry, I couldn't resist).

Time to be particularly mindful of the fact that the struggle to maintain our liberty is permanent, and that the grave diggers of freedom are always at work, in our government, in our universities, in the news media and elsewhere. Be vigilant, be strong, be united, be free.



Update: Some good perspective from Bruce Thorton. A sample:
Given a fallen human nature, power must never be allowed to be concentrated into an elite of any sort, for neither birth, wealth, nor wisdom can guard against the destructive excesses of power. Defend the people’s ordered liberty, equality of opportunity, and equality under the law, and the freedom of all will be protected.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Well done

The British government may be shot through with dhimmis, wets, and progressive squishes, but, by God, their military is still the stuff of legend: "SAS hero drowned ISIS fighter in a puddle after unit was encircled by jihadis with less than 10 bullets left".

Beneath the dignity of the office?

Maybe. But I love it.

"Duty, honor, country"

Says the only Attorney General ever to be cited for contempt by Congress.

I think the translation is, "Keep your mouths shut, if you know what's good for you."

Siblings

Looks like a nativity scene...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday funnies

Well, it wasn't actually labeled as a bird feeder, so... (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Do they still make just plain vanilla?

H.L. Mencken: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people." Paco: "Especially when it comes to weddings." (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Wisdom from Ben Franklin:



Colorado Santa (from Powerline's "The Week in Pictures"):



Rock wall climbing, expert level:



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

From the old Jubilee radio program - live music broadcasts which primarily targeted African-American troops during WWII - here's Elmer Fain and his orchestra performing "Pick a Rib". There's very little information on Fain available on the internet. He was apparently a saxophone player and a sometime musicians union official, but beyond that, I haven't been able to find very much.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Leftists love humanity

It's people they can't stand: "Jane Sanders Tried to Evict Disabled Group Home Residents After Closing Shady Land Deal ".

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This means war!

CNN sobs that Trump's hostility to the media is "emboldening" people in "war zones".

I broke out my Ouija board and asked the late Ernie Pyle what he thought of this. Over to you, Ernie...


"Pussies."

Compare and contrast

Beware the fact checkers

Snopes gets it "mostly wrong" in its analysis of a billboard critical of Big Mo.

Meet the shock troops of the resistance

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the Haymaker Collective.

I do not, by any means, wish to diminish the very real dangers posed by leftist fanaticism; the stalking and shooting of Republicans on a baseball field in the DC area underscores the fact that these people have the potential to be a genuine threat. But I have to say, I am not greatly impressed by the martial prowess of the Haymakers.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Once a meathead, always a meathead

Rob Reiner thinks we're in an "all out war" to save democracy from President Trump.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The prayer of Donald Trump

From the first reading at mass today (Jeremiah 20: 10-13), a timely passage:

I hear many whispering,
“Terror on every side!
Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!”

All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying,
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him
and take our revenge on him.”
But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior;
so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.

They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;
their dishonor will never be forgotten.
Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous
and probe the heart and mind,

let me see your vengeance on them,
for to you I have committed my cause.
Sing to the Lord!
Give praise to the Lord!

He rescues the life of the needy
from the hands of the wicked.

Sunday funnies

I used to think these things were silly, but that was before I understood the Tao of the Man Bun...



I hear that it's been pretty hot in Arizona; I think this is why...



Only partly psychic...



I'll have some Belgian waffles and an order of crickets, please.

No way; I've read The Turn of the Screw (H/T to Mrs. Paco).

Art or football? Your call (H/T: Captain Heinrichs)...



And now, an important announcement on mental health (H/T to DoublePlusUndead, which is rapidly becoming the best vantage point from which to observe the collapse of our civilization).

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Democrats know enough to stay out of the rain

Which, according to Rachel Maddow, cost them the congressional election in Georgia.

Australian election

No, no, not for the parliament or senate or tribal council, whatever it is they have over there. It's time for the Annual Frightbat Election. Tim Blair looks over the field (or perhaps "herd" is the mot juste).

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

The late, great Etta James.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Go, Canada!

"A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yeah, there's a shock

Before today, I never knew there was such a thing as a "McCain Institute". Ostensibly, it's an organization named after Grumpy John McCain, and is "dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” In other words, a gaudy psychological pyramid celebrating this odious little man's vanity and inexplicably enormous self-esteem. And, just perhaps, it is also a source of sleazy international payola:
Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.
George Soros! Of course! Hey, it takes dough to maintain your status as a "maverick", especially when, at bottom, you're just a moss-backed, deep state hack.

Update: The good news is that George Soros can't buy everything. GOP candidate Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a U.S. Congressional race in Georgia that was supposed to be the beginning of the end for President Trump.

Trump should be impeached

Why? Well, just because.

Good thing the woman wasn't living in New Jersey and only half way through the waiting period to buy a gun

"Man Armed with ‘Assault Rifle’ Allegedly Threatens Ex-Girlfriend, She Kills Him".

Video representation of your typical moderate Republican



H/T: Kurt Schlichter, who has written another incisive article on the ongoing "soft coup".

No, a MAGA cap is not an expression of Fascist beliefs

As a reminder to SJWs, these are relics of actual Fascism:
In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.

Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in Beccar, a suburb north of Buenos Aires, and authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!



Best wishes to all you dads out there.

Sunday funnies

Lose weight and save a bundle on groceries by becoming a "breatharian" (I am totally buying these people's claims).

Via that cheerful pessimist, Veeshir (click to enlarge):



Hillary immortalized! (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



Bureaucratic parsing, British style (H/T: Captain Heinrichs):

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Delicious coincidence

I don't know how this bit of historical trivia escaped my notice, but long-time friend and commenter Adrian from Australia recently sent me an email in which he points out that Che Guevara and I - the author of the fictional Che diaries - share the same birthday (June 14).

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

One of the swingin'est bands of the late 1930s plays one of its swingin'est tunes: Artie Shaw and the boys turn up the heat with "Lady Be Good".



BTW, I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, but it's always worth another look/listen.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hey, Linda Sarsour, is this Sharia-compliant?

"ISIS BURNS 19 YAZIDI GIRLS TO DEATH IN CAGES FOR REFUSING SEX SLAVERY".
Too many self-proclaimed feminists in the United States have failed to express outrage at the oppression of women that is sanctioned under Sharia law. Instead, they have embraced an ardent defender of Sharia law, Linda Sarsour, who was chosen to serve as a national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington last January protesting President Trump. She tweeted several years ago that “shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.” As someone wisely asked rhetorically, in reminding Sarsour of her Sharia tweet the day after the Women’s March on Washington, “basics like mutilating people...beating wives... killing apostates...killing rape victims...did i miss anything?”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rep. Scalise shot in Alexandria, Va.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and two members of his protective detail were shot at baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. PJ Media's Hot Mic is providing updates. Story still unfolding.

Update: David Frum wastes no time in disparaging Virginia's gun laws, demonstrating (a) gross insensitivity and (b) first degree dumbassery.
Virginia:
No background checks
No licensing
No registration
No permit req’d for concealed carry of long guns
Open carry long guns & handguns
He is rigorously schooled (see at the linked site). My favorite:
VA has background checks, and unless you are 10 feet tall with 4ft pockets you are not concealing a rifle.
Update II: Shooter dead. Activist anti-Republican. Climate of hate, anyone?

Happy Flag Day!

Long may she wave over the the land of the free and the home of the brave.



And happy birthday to President Donald "Not Hillary" Trump.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"8 Reasons to Invest in a 9 mm Pistol-Caliber Carbine"

Meh. I'm not totally convinced. I guess they make a pretty good choice for home defense, given the reasons provided. But I prefer my Vepr shotgun ('cuz I'm one of those guys who doesn't mind having to replace his drywall and a couple of windows).

Curious: What do you folks like for home protection?

Grouchy old crank tells Trump to get off his lawn

One of the Senate's supreme egotists and Democrat back-scratchers, John McCain, is Exhibit A for the coming total irrelevance of the GOP.

Meanwhile, here in Occupied Northern Virginia, Mrs. Paco and I cast our vote in the gubernatorial primary. Ed Gillespie, a moss-backed Republican moderate, is favored to win, but we went with Corey A. Stewart (after wading through the ballot instructions printed in Spanish, Korean, and a couple of other languages that might have been Hindi or Klingon, for all I know).

Monday, June 12, 2017

And then maybe we can get children to eat spinach by calling it ice cream

Crafty. Very crafty. Connecticut Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty has devised a super-brilliant plan to get men to support gun control.

Just call it "gun safety".

Gawrsh, Mickey, since yuh put it that way, count me in! Hyuck!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday funnies

New from Paco Pharmaceuticals, something for SJWs and moderate Republicans...



Wow! After watching this completely objective documentary on North Korea, visiting that wonderful country is now at the top of my bucket list...



Prometheus attempts to teach Bob softball...



In print advertising, positioning is key...



Things are a little different in Texas (H/T to Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")...

Good news from the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police

The marvelously named Cressida Dick thinks the diversity of victims of the most recent terrorist attacks in London shows how "strong" their society is.
“It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”
Diversity without a significant level of assimilation - and something to assimilate to - does not lead to strength, but to the kind of fractious, violent and increasingly fearful society that much of the urban sectors of the UK are now experiencing.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Science marches on

So, swallow a balloon, lose weight.

I think I've found a right-sized balloon for my uncle Jack...



Unrelated to this post, but here's a better video of Andrew Bolt's pummeling of two self-styled antifas.

Happy Feet Friday

Mitzy Mayfair, Carole Landis and Martha Raye delve deep into that great mystery, "What is the meaning of 'SNAFU?'"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

About Comey

All the focus was on former FBI director James Comey today, and his testimony in the Senate. The most interesting things, to me, to come out of the testimony were (1) the fact that Trump was never personally under investigation, (2) Comey leaked information to the media, himself, and (3) former AG Loretta Lynch put pressure on him to recast the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton as a mere "matter" being looked into.

By and large, Comey tried to come across as a guy who was desperate to save his country - which he has pretty clearly confused with his own gluteus maximus (Daniel Greenfield has provided a good profile). We are well rid of this shifty, cut-rate Hamlet.

Introductions

Update and bumped: Family group. The guy in the middle, who looks like a recruiting officer for MS-13 (but is, in fact, a humble and non-violent tattooist), is the father.




Maggie meets Cal.


So, what's going on?

I thought Idaho was on our side.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Meh, who'd want him?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo challenges President Trump to deport him.

My Australian hero

Tim Blair reports on Andrew "Lightning" Bolt and his pummeling of an antifa attacker.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Evil is destructive

And pure evil is ultimately self-destructive - which perfectly explains how Maxine Waters managed to block herself from her own Twitter account (hit the link and scroll down).

Update: Too bad; Deborah says it's a hoax. HOWEVER, on a list of people to whom this could happen, Maxine Waters is bound to be near the top (new news category: fake but likely).

Let's see some more, please

The ironically-named Reality Leigh Winner is the first person arrested in connection with recent leaks of sensitive NSA information.
Intelligence contractor, 25, is charged under espionage laws for 'handing secret NSA report on Russian election hacking to website'.
Nice goin', there, Ms. Winner. Looks like you'll soon be introduced to a whole new reality.

More rowdy hijinks from those whimsical Allah-botherers

ISIS jihadists attack a Catholic church in the Philippines, and a Muslim (possibly not ISIS, but does it really matter any more?) attacks a priest at a wedding ceremony in Spain (Update: And let's not overlook Australia - H/T to friend and commenter Bruce, in the comments).

Meanwhile, some Brits continue to believe that high-minded verbiage will save the day.

I bet I forgot to mention this

Number One Son presented us with another grandchild on Friday. His name is Calintz. Up to now, there was only one thing in the universe named Calintz: a character in a video game. Now there are two things with that name (Hey, don't blame me; I offered him money to give the kid another name, to no avail).

Mother and son are doing well, and Maggie is excited to have a little brother. I can't honestly say that a proliferation of Pacos is necessarily a plus for the world, but I figure one more can't hurt. Here's a picture of the littlest Paco after they hosed him down (looking a bit like a sleeping Edward G. Robinson)...


Please. Call me "Cal".

Men are to blame for everything

Even lesbianism.

(H/T: Captain Heinrichs)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday funnies

Some, er, great Chinese pickup lines.

A blast from the past: Iowahawk's commercial for the 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition.

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



I wonder if this is really what the station owner had in mind: "A gas station in Tatarstan gives free gas to bikini wearing customers.

Little girl explains how hot it is in Arizona.

Hey, that's a great look...

And on and on it goes...

"Three Jihadi knifemen are shot dead by police after killing six and hurting 30: Gang yell 'this is for Allah' after mowing down crowd on London Bridge and then going from bar to bar in stabbing frenzy".

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Truth in labeling

I think it should be called the march on truth:
On Saturday, over 135 cities will join a coalition of 17 “national progressive groups,” Democrat and progressive members of Congress, a Watergate prosecutor, writers, celebrities, musicians and activists in a series of national rallies known as the “March for Truth.”
Ah, yes. A sea of obscene t-shirts, yoga pants, signs with misspelled words, strained larynges, face masks (only slightly less grotesque than the faces they cover), the whole emitting the typical progressive crowd funk of weed and aggressively defiant b.o. Believe I'll give it a miss.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

A couple of weeks ago we had Tommy Dorsey, and today we have brother Jimmy spicing up the Chicken Reel with some hep sauce.

I'm liking Trump more and more

Why? Because of the enemies he's making. Check out these headlines at Drudge (pertaining to Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord):

OBAMA SLAMS TRUMP AS LEGACY DISMANTLED...
Gore 'INCONVENIENT SEQUEL' to Be Recut; Make Trump Bigger Villain...
Left Melts...
Hollywood Ballistic...
WEATHER CHANNEL Apocalyptic...
Tech world blasts...
DISNEY'S IGER RESIGNS FROM COUNCIL..
Vatican sees exit as slap in face...
DEM SUPER DONOR: TRAITOROUS ACT OF WAR!
List: Most Unhinged Reactions...
Germany, Italy, France Announce NO RENEGOTIATIONS...

Ohhhh, yeah.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Haw!

Kathy Griffin's revolting stunt - holding up a fake Donald Trump head covered in blood for a photograph - was even too much for the Church of Satan.

Update: And, ultimately, too much for CNN.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fighting back

In an era of fake news, hypocrisy, media-approved character assassination, and sanctimonious tut-tutting from people who self-identify as conservative "leaders", the observer who tells it like it is is a national asset. Kurt Schlichter is rapidly becoming my favorite conservative commentator because, to put it mildly, he doesn't mince words:
I know it’s theoretically wrong for a Republican candidate to smack around an annoying liberal journalist, but that still doesn’t mean that I care. Our ability to care is a finite resource, and, in the vast scheme of things, millions of us have chosen to devote exactly none of it toward caring enough to engage in fussy self-flagellation because of what happened to Slappy La Brokenshades.

Sorry, not sorry.

And that’s not a good thing, not by any measure, but it is a real thing. Liberals have chosen to coarsen our culture. Their validation and encouragement of raw hate, their flouting of laws (Hi leakers! Hi Hillary!) and their utter refusal to accept democratic outcomes they disapprove of have consequences. What is itself so surprising is how liberals and their media rentboyz are so surprised to find that we normals are beginning to feel about them the way they feel about us – and that we’re starting to act on it. If you hate us, guess what?

We’re going to start hating you right back.

In memoriam

Best wishes for a thoughtful and appreciative Memorial Day - from me and Ronald Reagan.



And, once again, welcone to Rolling Thunder (I'm betting that "I'm With Her" decals will be as rare as sightings of the Tasmanian tiger).

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wait...what?

Global warming may actually be beneficial?
A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California-Davis used climate and agricultural computer models to find that global warming may have a generally positive impact on U.S. farming from factors, including fewer frosts, longer growing seasons and an earlier start of field operations.
Al Gore, call your office.

Maybe we should all chill

There's so much that is ugly, false and absurd in the news these days, sometimes we need to just stop and smell the roses.

Well, you can't smell a photograph, but here's a nice selection of small blossoms from the gardens of the Paco Command Center.

Sunday funnies

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures":



C'mon! It builds character!



If you live in a state where it's difficult or impossible to obtain a concealed-carry permit, try this:



For you commenters complaining about having to verify you're not robots, it could be worse.

Yummmm! Compost cookery.

And now, a specimen of the kind of refined, sophisticated comedy Paco Enterprises is known for: a compilation of great moments from the Olympic fart competitions...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Utter failure of a former House Speaker provides worthless opinion

Cryin' John Boehner claims that Trump's presidency has been "a disaster", so far.

Well, life always looks a little gloomier when viewed through the bottom of a shot glass. Somebody ought to pour Boehner into a cab and send him home.

Me, I'm with Kurt Schlichter, who says Trump is doing great at the main thing he was elected to do: not be Hillary Clinton.

Friday, May 26, 2017

What to think

If you haven't been watching the news lately, you may have lost track of "The Narrative". Not to worry: Paco Enterprises is here to help you get on board with acceptable progressive opinion.

Republican political candidate body-slams pushy reporter days before an election. He should, and, based on current polls, probably will lose the election [Update: Damn! He won anyway!] He deserves to be imprisoned for at least a decade, and have an "R" carved on his forehead with a shiv.

Self-styled "progressives" and "anarchists" attack peaceful Trump supporters. While lamentable (or, actually, maybe not), this is a normal reaction by the people to the illegitimacy of a Trump administration.
* * * * * * * * * *

Members of Trump campaign team have conversations with various Russian officials. Anonymous sources claim collusion. Obviously, where there's smoke, there's fire, and Trump should be impeached (after a totally objective investigation by Obama-era holdovers).

Democratic candidate for president uses illegal personal server to conduct official government business in an attempt to avoid transparency and cover up financial self-dealing. Sounds like typical Republican misogyny to us.
* * * * * * * * * *

Islamic terrorists set off yet another bomb and kill a score of innocents, many of them children. The biggest threat to peace is the anti-Islamic backlash (bound to happen any day now).

Islamic terrorists massacre a score of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Meh. Plus, the Crusades.

Happy Feet Friday

That great Chicago blues man, Otis Spann, stomps on it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Blogging: light this week

Mrs. Paco had surgery on Monday to have some excess bone growth removed; it apparently was caused by her hip replacement surgery last November. That surgery went fine, but she started to grow more bone than needed and it was pushing into the muscle tissue (on the CT scan, the thing looked like a holster for a snub-nose .38, so it was causing her a lot of discomfort).

This most recent surgery went fine, but she has been in a considerable amount of pain, which the doctors were finally able to bring under control with some kind of pump that's attached to the affected area via a catheter and which injects a local anesthetic on a time-release plan.

Anyway, I'm out this week with limited access to the computer, so hope you all are having a good one. In my absence (and, for that matter, even when I'm not absent), I highly recommend a daily dose of Veeshir's cogitations over at DoublePlusUndead. You'll laugh, you'll cry, your blood will boil, and you'll come away both entertained and informed about our world's delirious descent into madness and stupidity.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday funnies

An instructive game for millennials...




(From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures", as is the one below)





"Man sues woman for $17.31 movie ticket after bad date" (H/T: Mrs. Paco). Update: Happy (?) ending.


Ron Swanson finds out that he has 94 meetings - in one day.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Hume Abedin finally gets whacked with a clue-by-four

Former (and, I imagine, current) Hillary go-fer, Huma Abedin, reportedly has filed for divorce from Anthony Weiner.

Thinking globally, acting locally

George Soros buys himself another District Attorney.

Happy Feet Friday

One of my favorite Tommy Dorsey tunes is this big, brassy swaggering blues recording called "Loose Lid Special".

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

HQ for the Committee to Primary Kevin McCarthy (and John McCain and Lindsey Graham, etc.)

Democrats fight tooth and nail to defend even their most egregious law breakers. Vichy Republicans line up to express their sniffish disdain for conservatives and populists, whether they are actually guilty of anything or not.

Update: This is being peddled as a bad joke, which I suspected, anyway. Still, it's felony dumbassery to make statements like this within earshot of the media mob.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gun fun with Hickok45

Shooting an old Winchester 92 chambered in .44-40.

Distinguished professor demurs at invitation to attend white bashing racial equity course

Which leads, of course, to the drearily inevitable end of his career at Duke University.

Powers Boothe, RIP

Powers Boothe has died at age 68.

Loved the guy as Curly Bill Brocius in Tombstone, and especially as Raymond Chandler's iconic P.I. in the television series Marlowe. Here's a representative episode ("Guns at Cyrano's"). I think the whole series is available on YouTube.

Yeah, if you're a music lover, you might want to give it a miss, too

Todd Rundgren doesn't think Trump supporters should come to his show.

Just think. The guy's had a very successful career as a music producer, but to the extent he's known to the general public at all, it's probably because of his recording of one of the most insipid pop songs of all time ("Hello, It's Me").

The law is an ass

Or rather, this lawyer is, if, as he appears to be doing, he is arguing that Trump's executive order on immigration violates Muslims' religious freedom by mentioning "honor" killings.

Upate: Correction - as Veeshir points out in the comments, this legal fracas has to do with an executive order on collecting information, not immigration.

Crack!

Actor James Woods hits one out of the park on Mother's day.

A disgrace

That's what I am; I clean forgot to wish all you moms out there a happy mother's day - which I do now, belatedly.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sunday funnies

Prince Philip, it seems, is quite the card (H/T: Captain Heinrichs).

Hey, that looks interesting. Well, gotta run. Sluuuurrrrrp...

Cut!!!



Sure. I mean, what else was he going to do? "Police in Virginia said a 200-pound black bear accidentally locked itself inside a resident’s car and honked the horn until it was freed."

Stay positive...



Beer troubleshooting chart (definitely gonna have to click to embiggen)...



I dunno. The IRS ought to know: "US Senator helps Minnesota man who IRS falsely declared dead" (H/T: Mrs. Paco)

Veeshir has some hilarious Twitter videos.

The Venezuelan diet:

Friday, May 12, 2017

What you might call a long-term relationship

Ex-FBI director James Comey has been investigating Clintons since Whitewater days - and uselessly tut-tutting over their law-breaking and abuse of power all along the way.

Happy Feet Friday

Here's a foot-stomper called "Hydramatic Woman", recorded by Joe Hill Louis (vocals and guitar) and Big Walter Horton (harmonica) in 1953.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

John Oliver, man of the people one percent

Hypocrisy deluxe, from one of the Left's most obnoxious megaphones.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Rapist at large in Canada

Police are looking for a bearded, two-thousand-pound suspect with antlers (H/T: that one-man Canadian crime watch, Captain Heinrichs).

Yes, as a matter of fact, this is the hill I choose to die on

That tears it! I put up with 8 years of this insufferable twit's ideological war on traditional American values, his dangerous foreign policy mistakes, his Castro-length speeches, his undignified petulance, his towering mendacity, and I was willing to forget him once he hit his expiration date, but he has come charging back into the spotlight with the outrageous declaration that eating meat causes climate change - which naturally implies that somebody the government must DO SOMETHING!!.
“People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane,” Obama said, adding that “as people want to increase more meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sectors.”
When normal people think of cows, they think "Ummm, delicious beef!" Barry only smells cow farts.

Damn the methane, full speed ahead!



Updated with patriotic video:


Probably the right move

Trump fires FBI Director Comey.

Liberal press interprets this as an attempt to derail Comey's investigation of Trump's alleged Russia connections in 3...2...1...

Bingo!
President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation by the agency into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling [emphasis mine - Paco].

Tragic news

Bob Owens, the founder of Bearing Arms, a highly informative web site having to do with practically everything connected to guns, is dead at age 46, apparently by his own hand.

God rest his soul, and comfort his family and friends.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pretty boring, for a structure that will probably serve as America's main hotbed of treason

Jon Gabriel looks at the aesthetics of Obama's future presidential library.
A discarded Chinese take-out box. The backside of a Star Wars sand crawler. The Washington Monument with the interesting bits lopped off. That’s what sprung to mind when confronted with the initial design of the Obama Presidential Center.
BTW, Barry just collared the JFK Profile in Courage Award, which is almost as impressive as my second grade perfect attendance certificate.

Assortment

Hillary's magical, mystery defeat tour.

Hard to believe, but Obama still has plenty of idiotic things he wants to say: "Obama Compares D-Day Battle to Riot at a Gay Bar".

Looks like simply enforcing the law has filled some of the promise of building a wall.

Frank J. explains the paradox of how otherwise moderately intelligent people wind up promoting dumb ideas (H/T: DoublePlusUndead).

A longish, but worthwhile, essay on the concept of situational awareness (Poor Luis Campos, unfortunately, is not available for comment).

Looks like the Euroweenies will be passing around the snails and champagne, as Macron wins the French presidential election. BTW, isn't he flashing the white power sign in this picture?

(Image via Legal Insurrection).

The byzantine machinations of gun grabbers.

Tim Blair contemplates Stephen Hawking's eviction notice to humanity.

Bloomberg is still furiously flushing his money down the toilet, not only with largely unsuccessful attempts at gun control, but also with equally unsuccessful soda-pop grabs.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Another politician gets on board with Operation P.A.C.O.

This time around, it's Rep. Tim Ryan - a Democrat, if you can believe it - who is talking about Providing Alternative City Options for federal employees.
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees, backed by record-high government spending, have contributed to a regional economy that anyone could envy; the four richest counties in the United States neighbor the nation's capital. So Ryan wants lawmakers to establish a commission that would develop a plan to "decentralize" the federal government, with a particular eye on helping the working-class economies that have suffered the most over the last decade.

"We have a lot more employees in the federal government than we ever imagined as a country, and we are in a position where a good number of these jobs don't necessarily need to be in Washington, D.C.," the Ohio Democrat told the Washington Examiner.
A good number of these jobs don't need to exist at all, but since federal employees, like the poor, shall be with us always, might as well shift some of them out to fly-over country - while we continue to work on cutting down the aggregate number of federal jobs.

Sunday funnies



(Courtesy of Powerline's "The Week in Pictures")

That'll show 'em!

I don't think drive-thru means what you think it means...

Seems about right...


I used to couldn't spell "federal employee", now I are one (H/T: Mrs. Paco).

Close, but no cigar...




Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Feet Friday

Mildred Jorman - who recorded under the name Little Miss Cornshucks - had a beautiful, velvety voice, which she put to good use in this performance of Papa Treetop Blues.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One in a million shot

A woman attending a baseball game in St. Louis is struck by a spent bullet supposedly fired from a mile away.

Barack Obama, horn dog

Anybody out there interested in the love life of young Barry?

Yeah, me neither, but unfortunately it can now be told.

Palate cleanser (and brain bleacher) for the above:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The resistance is doomed

Hillary Clinton: "I Am Now Part Of The Resistance".



"Our new leader should be here at any moment. Wait...What the...Who's that old bag staggering in this direction?"

You go first

Stephen Hawking – "we must leave Earth".
Humans will need to colonise another planet within one hundred years to ensure our survival, according to Professor Stephen Hawking.

The astrophysicist has made a new documentary, Expedition New Earth, as part of the BBC’s new science season Tomorrow’s World. In it he will claim that time is running out for Earth and if humanity is to survive climate change, asteroid strikes, epidemics and overpopulation we will need to leave our planet and venture further afield.
Hey, I'm not opposed to colonizing other planets, or even building our own, but, dude, really? Climate change? This is a good example of what happens when smart people don't stay in their own lane.

Eureka!

We have a not-very-common orange azalea that I forget to notice almost every year, until the blossoms have withered.

Caught it this year, though!


What's going on in the world?

Looks like Veeshir has pretty much summed it up in one paragraph (the videos are gravy).

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weird coincidence



From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

News to me

So, I was surfing the net and came across this headline: "2020 hopeful McAuliffe to Mexico to promote trade targeted by Trump [emphasis mine - Paco]". The article is about a junket Governor Terry McLowlife is going on to drum up more trade south of the border, but obviously the thing that caught my eye is the news that this guy is seriously considering running for president. McAuliffe is so sleazy, even many Democrats didn't want him on the gubernatorial ticket in Virginia. Plus, his main claim to fame is serving as a bag man for Bill and Hillary in their respective presidential campaigns.

We may not be getting any more Clintons in the White House, but it seems that members of their syndicate will be posing a threat for quite a while.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Floral legacy

A dear friend died last year after a two-year struggle with brain cancer. She gave Mrs. Paco a peony a while back, and it didn't bloom the first couple of years, but this spring it came on strong.

So, Debbie, if you're watching over us, behold your red peony! And thanks again for your friendship and your many kindnesses. Rest in peace.