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, 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.


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).


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."


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