Tuesday, June 18, 2019

If It’s Tuesday AOC Will Probably Say Something Stupid

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In case anyone has been missing the pearls of wisdom AOC manages to spit out with far more reliability than an oyster, here’s a couple of her recent jewel quality comments:

AOC Sunday:

Ocasio-Cortez told Karl that part of Bezos “being a billionaire is predicated on paying people starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access health care” as well as “taking billions of dollars of government subsidies” from having many workers on food stamps. – ABC

Amazon, as you might suspect, objected.

I should warn the Congresswoman that it is a bad idea to make Amazon really, really mad at you. The only thing worse is ticking off the Deep State which will bring the full weight and authority of the U.S. government down on you. Very few are capable to withstand that s**t-storm.

AOC Monday:

"The fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the Home of the Free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it," the freshman Democrat continued.  – Fox News

Way to go Sandy! Demonstrating your fatuousness and ignorance simultaneously. Very few freshman Congressional Representatives could do that as effortlessly.

"We are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency." Ocasio-Cortez continued, "I don't use those words lightly. I don't use those words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is. A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist and it's very difficult to say that." – Fox News

That’s AOC, tripling down on hyperbole for the trifecta of stupidity. I feel compelled to point out that in the Nazi concentration camps - to which AOC so casually refers - Jewish mothers arriving with children were often immediately killed. Otherwise the camps were used as holding tanks for prisoners to perform hard labor until they were no longer useful and therefore exterminated.

Image result for WWII concentration camps ovens of buchenwaldThe ovens of Buchenwald

See the difference, Ms. AOC or whatever? If not I remind you that the Jews were rounded up, detained and sent to the death camps. The refuges are arriving at our border - expecting to be taken in, taken cared of and left free to roam about the country - of their own free will. Although they are aided and abetted by the OWO communists looking to implement the Cloward-Piven strategy in America.

AOC: Put on this earth to prove Godwin’s Law that all Internet arguments eventually end with allegations of Hitler and the Holocaust.

P.S. Google couldn’t be bothered yesterday to highlight the birthday of the old white woman who invented chocolate chip cookies, but today I see we’re doing a tribute to falafels.Celebrating Falafel

Yeah, that’s right: falafels. I like them too but they aren’t exactly all-American 4th of July picnic fare now, are they?

Monday, June 17, 2019

Google Snickerdoodles

What, no Google Doodle today? If ever a person deserved a Silicon Valley shout-out it’s Ruth Graves Wakefield, who was born on this day in 1903.

Ruth was the inventor of the chocolate chip cookie which she originally made somewhat by accident when she ran out of bakers chocolate for a batch of cookies she was making and decided to put some chopped up semi-sweet chocolate in the batter instead. So you might say she also invented the chocolate chip. The rest, as they say, is history.

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It’s surprising that Google would bypass the opportunity to honor such an accomplished woman (graduate of the Framingham State Normal School with a degree in Household Arts (aka Home Economics), dietician, lecturer, business owner and inventor. I mean, have you any idea how many chocolate chip cookies have been consumed, gratis, along with milk  and/or coffee (also gratis) within the creative confines of Google’s flexible workspaces?

Image result for brainstorming session at google flexible workspaceBrainstorming at Google with coffee, milk and cookies (artist’s rendering)

I don’t either, but I bet you could find out if you Goggled it.

Or possibly they’ve ignored Ruth’s birthday because they now have an exclusive to promote Oreos.

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Although that seems rather non-PC. Maybe it’s because Ruth represents the patriarchy? She did own the Toll House restaurant with her white, cis-gendered male husband. Or maybe I’m making too much of this, maybe it just disappeared from their automatically updated calendar after the last update.

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What the heck, I think I’ll just have a couple of these chocolate chip snickerdoodles with my second cup of covfefe. Thick and chewy, these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles are the ultimate holiday cookie!

I’ll look for my nap mat later.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day

How does our non-biased, non-partisan MSM celebrate Father’s Day? Let’s take a look.

At NBC Catherine Buni and Soraya Chemaly report on the sad sack state of girls today, and blame…that’s right, the patriarchy.

 This Father's Day, dads need listen to why their daughters are so angry — and join the fight

Around the country, fathers are waking up to their daughters’ experiences in an era when anger is arguably the most logical response a girl can have to what is happening around her.

Because while women have historically had plenty of reasons to be frustrated, teenagers today are, Pew Research Center studies show, more amorphously anxious than prior generations. Teens are concerned about everything from health and social relationships to climate change, poverty and politics. But adding to those topics for young women specifically are concerns about #MeToo, the recriminalization of girls and women who seek safe abortion, and the very visible actions of a misogynist in the White House who, on a regular basis, dog whistles to white supremacists and homophobes.

I find it odd that people like Buni and Chemaly who think it’s their job to perpetrate the lies that keep women resentful of the evil societal ‘patriarchy’ do everything in their power to promote the existence and growth of the most powerful patriarchy of all, the government. Odder still that they keep demanding that women are equal to the men they find so toxic.

Meanwhile, over at CNN we find this ode to fatherhood: Plan a road trip adventure for Father's Day, kids optional.

A road in Colorado

With obligations surrounding kids, partners…

gay%20marrige(Please note the use of the PC term “partners.” It is the inclusive way to refer to all those unmarried, non-traditional families who don’t necessarily believe there are only 2 genders and only one of them can be a mother and one of them a father.)

and work, sometimes it's hard to get away -- actually, it's hard pretty much all of the time. But fortunately, the one day a year that it's dad's turn to cut loose has come around again, so you can afford to go a bit crazy… Here are a few exciting, strange and fascinating stops and destinations to suit every dad, from artsy to outdoorsy and everything in between.

Among the “strange” destinations they’ve included are places with subtle cultural messages such as the Centralia mine fire: Centralia, Pennsylvania (Coal BAD!), the Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail: St. Charles County, Missouri (Nuclear BAD!), Carhenge: Alliance, Nebraska (Cars BAD! should be EXTINCT!)

Carhenge

Also on the fantasy road trip list, possibly in the “artsy” category, is New Orleans’ French Quarter – described as “an iconic cultural hotspot.” Clearly this “adventure,” although it includes many enchanting historical sites and attractions, is one that dad might want to leave the kids at home for.

The Quarter is a bustling city within a city, drenched in history (and sometimes booze).

The site is known for its numerous bars and infamous Mardi Gras Parade, which passes through the city in a flurry of color and sequins and takes it's place on many a bucket list. Be warned though -- not all spots are kid friendly, and whatever you do, steer clear of Bourbon Street, especially if you have any young companions with you.

Of course if you want to be a cool dad you could bring the youngsters along, providing them with an early-childhood education in drugs, sex and rock and roll. It will give your sons a glimpse into the evils of misogyny and male toxicity…

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…and give your daughters something to warrant all that anger.

But this is the entry on the list that caught my eye, literally. Included in the destination section titled “classics” which include such stalwarts as Time Square and the Liberty Bell was Mount Rushmore…wait a minute, Mt. Rushmore? This isn’t the Mt. Rushmore I visited. Looks like somebody was in a hurry to dash off an article, insert photo and hit the road for one of those fantasy trips. The editors must have already switched over to “weekend mode” as well. I took a screengrab of the site as I assume somebody will eventually notice and fix it.

As God is my witness, I did not Photoshop this screengrab. Somebody else did that for me.

Then again, it is CNN so maybe not.

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! Now fire up the grill and get to work.

P.S. Lantern weighed in via email last night. He’s been in the hospital for 4 days but is now home and fine. Said we can call the dogs off.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down: Check Out For Awhile and Re-Arm

Here it is: the end of yet another week filled that was filled with little other than manic reports from the rabbit hole, the last refuge of the lunatic fringe.

Image result for leftie lunatics in the rabbit holeI don’t think that’s going to help

While I’m quite capable of batting away at, countering or ignoring the Left’s frenzied derangement 98% of the time, when I’m worn out to begin with, which I am, I’m given to one of two things: violence or silence. Having discovered that violence is generally frowned upon unless you are a part of the Great Resistance, in which case it will be deemed justified by the fact that somebody, somewhere, sometime was once a victim of something. So to prevent mayhem and stay out of jail I will just follow the left’s advice for a bit and just SHUTUP.

I have no qualms about slipping into nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake when these moods strike, so join me if you’d like. Nothing is immune to wistful reminiscing so have at it. A few jumping off suggestions:

Fashion, both high and low:

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 Givenchy/Audrey Hepburn

Transportation:

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Cities that once were glorious before turning into Liberal Paradises:

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Food that wasn’t gourmet but sure was fun:

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Cheesie bacon-wrapped weenies, don’t knock them till you’ve tried them.

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The universe is calling me to make some of these and transport myself back to a simpler time when civilization required us to keep our politics away from our food and our children.

I’m quite certain that after a few bad-for-me food choices, a bottle of nice rosé and a good book I’ll be better.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Stop Talking to Pint Sized Weasels. The World Will Be a Better Place.

Today is the 73rd birthday of Very Special Genius, President Donald J. Trump. It’s also the 244th birthday of the U.S. Army. Coincidence? I think not.

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For his birthday the MSM tried to set PDJT up with Georgie Stephanopoulos as the delivery boy - in order to trigger the following montage of the MSM reacting to the setup.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Stunning news tonight that President Trump has admitted now that he’s willing to take opposition research from a foreign country.

Hmmm. Is Britain a foreign country?

ANDERSON COOPER: He says it’s done all of the time, just normal opposition research, says President Trump. History says otherwise. It is not done all of the time or even some of the time. It’s not normal.

No, not normal for PDJT; he just said he’d consider it. Hillary did it. Is that not normal?

ALISYN CAMEROTA: He is willing to do it all over again. He has learned nothing.

Uh, Alisyn, he didn’t do it. He didn’t collude, remember? That was Hillary.

DAVID GERGEN: … so out of bounds, it was just unimaginable.

Remember this David? From the Washington Post, October 2017? Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier. Some of us think that was “out of bounds,” “unimaginable.”

 TRACIE POTTS: … unamerican, treasonous and the very definition of collusion.

Then you think Hillary is unamerican, treasonous and guilty of collusion? Me too.

CHRIS CUOMO: This behavior is collusive behavior. “Hey, yeah, let’s work together. Give me what you have.”

Obama would never do that.

CHRIS LU: It’s foreign interference. It’s subversion of our democracy.

Obama would never subvert democracy

JAMES CLAPPER: Stunning and disturbing that the president would advocate the use of accepting information provided by a foreign country.

Yup. Nearly as stunning as a presidential candidate advocating and accepting information (and money) from a foreign country.

BARBARA BOXER: You cannot take anything from a foreign government period. End of quote.

Anything?” End quote.

So what the heck, let’s celebrate the President’s birthday along with FLOTUS Friday.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda at the White HousePresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda at the White House

And have you ever seen two classier First Ladies?

Agata Kornhauser-Duda and Melania Trump

My birthday present for the President: a sincere recommendation that he stop talking to news weasels who are only half his size.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dark Money, Dark Hearts

Here is just one day’s (partial) list of the Left accusing the Right of doing things they do themselves(generally with impunity).

1.  Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she's "done" with talking about President Donald Trump and called him the "diverter in chief," saying he manufactured controversies to distract attention from more important issues.

Ha ha ha! Do I even need mention “Russian Collusion”?

    2.  “Journalist” #1 fake news attack:

Except it’s demonstrably not blank as illustrated in this screengrab:

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3. “Journalist” #2 fake news attack:

a tweet that Mr. Wajahat promptly deleted. Because he couldn’t have been more wrong.

But don’t let that stand in the way of your self-righteousness. Needing to have the final word, Wajahat again accuses Rep Crenshaw of doing what he himself does for a living, smearing people without facts:

And since we’re speaking ill of Ilhan, one of the other leftie Women of Congress who thinks y’all should pay more taxes, and demands that President Trump release his tax returns, consider this: Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband.

Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man.

It’s almost as if they don’t mind being exposed as partisan two-faced hypocritical hacks on the take. All of which explains socialist it-girl AOC’s support for Congressional pay increases: she’s afraid if the cost of living increase doesn’t go through for members of Congress there will be more of them will succumb to the temptation of “dark money.”

Apparently she doesn’t think much of her fellow lawmakers if she thinks they’d sell out to “dark money” for the price of a measly COLA.

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It’s only 8:00 and I’ve already got a headache.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It

I stopped visiting Drudge regularly a couple years back when he sold out to who-knows-who for who-knows-why. Since then I’ve relied on other excellent news aggregators, primarily Larwyn’s Linx, Bad Blue and Whatfinger. Along with Instapundit that pretty much covers the waterfront.

Lately I’ve noticed some headlines at Whatfinger titled “Humor-Satire” such as these, from today:

Which made me wonder, have things become so crazy that we actually need a warning that what we are about to read is satire? After perusing my go-to sites I’ve concluded the answer is yes. Actual headlines have become so ludicrous it has become increasingly difficult to tell the real from the parody.

For example, from Bad Blue:

Kirsten Gillibrand compares being pro-life to being racist: 'the other side is not acceptable'

Glaciers are Outliving the Environmentalist Who Predicted Their Doom

Mitt Romney Is Thinking of Co-Sponsoring a Carbon Tax for Some Reason

Virginia Tech Held Ten Separate Cultural Graduation Achievement Ceremonies

You Can Get a Year in Jail for Feeding Garbage to a Pig

Other links from Whatfinger NOT labeled Humor-Satire:

Instagram Promotes 'Trans Disabled Model' Who Is Calling For The Killing Of All 'Transphobes'

Charlize Theron is raising her son as a girl because when he was 3 he said he was a girl

And over at Instapundit:

If Hipsters Became Zombies, Could We Tell the Difference?

The World Is a Mess. We Need Fully Automated Luxury Communism

At this point in our collective experience it might be useful to remind people of Oscar Wilde’s observation:

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And apparently George Orwell’s masterpiece demonstrates this principal far too well.

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So your mission, should you choose to accept it…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Madonna, My Little Darlinka, You ARE the Patriarchy

You probably never thought Madonna and President Donald J. Trump would agree on anything but they both think that the New York Times sucks.

Image result for Madonna pussy hatMadonna, in her black pussy hat, “resisting” the President with a foul-mouthed speech about blowing up the White House, or something.

President Trump’s complaint is that they report fake news and generally hate America:

The complaint from the woman who put the V in vulgar is about publishing a celebrity profile - “Madonna at Sixty” -  on her that she found neither adequately deferential nor fawning enough. And this despite having given their journalist access to her inner circle. She said the article mentioned her age too frequently and she felt like she had been metaphorically raped by the patriarchy, or something.

“Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with [the journalist],” the iconic pop star wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy. And I say — DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society. I will never stop fighting to eradicate it

Madonna performs onstage during her 'Re-Invention' World Tour 2004 in CaliforniaThe Material Girl, being raped by the Patriarchy, although it looks a lot more like prostitution

Good on ya, Madge. You keep wielding your woman parts power by offering to give men blow jobs in return for their votes; that will show the old patriarchy whose in charge around here.

Pause a moment if you will and enjoy the rich irony of this complaint coming from a self-promoting woman who made literally hundreds of millions of dollars by flaunting her hypersexualized body at men.

“To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement,” she wrote. “It seems. You cant fix society And its endless need to diminish, Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women. The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont [sic] get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN! Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists.” – From Madge’s Instagram

I presume that what Madonna was looking for from the NYT’s journalist was more along the lines of what was produced by The Guardian: an article that served as a PR release ahead of her new album and tour.

Medellín, the first track from Madonna’s 14th studio album, arrived like La Isla Bonita on steroids: with Madonna in a lather of faith and lust, exercising her long-held fascination with all things Latinate and in sync with a pop mood attuned to the other Americas.

Because we all know that “other” Americas are better than the real thing.

Often, she obfuscates, but just intriguingly enough… It follows, therefore, that a song called God Control is probably about gun control, as well as democracy and the state of the US. “This is your wake-up call!” warns Madonna, before the whole thing is bathed in glitterball disco and topped off with a schoolyard sing-song rap about how Madonna doesn’t take drugs. It sounds, weirdly, like Daft Punk.

I will risk the presumption that “Daft Punk” is a group but it also serves as a perfect summary of all things Madonna.

Easiest to understand is Killers Who Are Partying, a 21st-century digital fado on which Madonna allies herself with the dispossessed and marginalised: virtue signalling, with trap beats on. It’s sanctimonious, coming from a first-world millionaire, but she sings it like she believes it.

And. There. It. Is. Madonna doing what she has always done best: faking it. Just another schlocky, self-promoting pop-celebrity conflating entertainment with actually being important in the cultural tide. Ever hypocritical, she expects us to be in awe of the results of her herculean efforts to remain looking forever young - cosmetic surgeries/procedures, enhancements, workouts, yoga and digital enhancements – without ever actually acknowledging that she is, in fact, growing old.

Madonna, my little darlinka, you ARE the Patriarchy

P.S. Raj is feeling fine this morning and recovering nicely. He would like to thank each of you for your kind words and prayers that helped him sail through surgery and hopefully rehab.