Saturday, September 29, 2018

What Is That Stench?

In the early decades of the 21st century the New Left Progressives have taken protest to a new level.

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Of course it wasn’t that long ago that Dear Leader considered such behavior to be treasonous:

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But I guess that only applies to those of us who fall “on the wrong side of history” in his ledger. In order to get on the right side of history we apparently must agree to their newspeak,

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and agree to do things the way the Democrats demand…or suffer the consequences of their tantrums.


Because RESISTANCE! is righteous anger turned against an unjust system, right?

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And as with all tantrums, once you give in you’ve lost.

I’m not sure because I haven’t heard from Rush yet, but I think now might be the time to panic.

resistors3“Resistors” – they crap all over everything and then complain about the stench.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Circus Maximus

When you turn a Supreme Court confirmation into a national political campaign don’t be surprised when a circus breaks out.

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A few random thoughts from yesterday’s performance:

Poor, poor Christine Blasey, I believe that something happened to her sometime, somewhere; perhaps that explains why she seems such a seriously disturbed woman for her age. But those bleary glasses can’t possibly help her see the truth any better. I don’t think she should be teaching college at all let alone psychology. Sheesh.

fordFog of whores?

And everyone seemed surprised that a righteous man unjustly accused of despicable acts could get righteously angry. What did they expect?

Cry havoc and let slip the dog of whores! 

And speaking of whores, Richard Blumenthal, possibly the only Senator ever guilty of stolen valor – because he confused being in Vietnam during the Vietnam War with NOT being in Vietnam during the Vietnam War – was dispatched to quiz Judge Kavanaugh on the meaning of the term “falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus”  - "false in one thing, false in all things." Self-awareness is not a prerequisite for serving in the Senate.

Next, Spartacus, the man who admitted in a column in his college newspaper that he sexually groped (i.e. sexually assaulted) a 15 year old girl in high school. He was getting in Judge Kavanaugh’s face about the alleged, unsubstantiated sexual assault of a 15 year old girl. See note on self-awareness above.

Then there is Diane Feinstein: she wrapped up by wagging her tongue about poor Christine being exposed, harangued by the media, threatened, dragged into the hearings against her will…when it was her office that released Christine’s letter that she requested remain confidential.

Only in America, my friends, only in America. We do circuses right.

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A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in. - H. L. Mencken

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Open Thread

Comments are getting out of control, so let’s start a new thread…

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We’re Going To Need A Lot More Popcorn

Well, today’s the day. The Democrats finally have their day in court – the only court in America where the presumption of innocence does not apply.

The Democrats - who originally demanded that the vague and unsubstantiated allegations against Judge Kavanaugh be investigated by the FBI, later downgraded that demand to The New York Times which deferred the role to the New Yorker, before ultimately settling on Twitter as the ultimate arbitrator of truth - presents their case.

The Greatest Story Ever Told will be presented to the Greatest Circus on Earth. Let the games begin.

We’re going to need a lot more popcorn.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Incidents and Accidents: That’s How You Get More Trump

Following on another manic Monday we head into whacky Wednesday. I think a little musical interlude is in order so I offer up this curated selection in which Game Show Hosts create a Myth of Fingerprints that ultimately leads to unsubstantiated allegations of Incidents and Accidents:

 1. They All Seem Like Game Show Hosts To Me (aka If I Ever Lose My Faith In You – Sting)

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world
You could say I lost my faith in the people on TV
You could say I'd lost my belief in our politicians
They all seemed like game show hosts to me

If I ever lose my faith in you
There'd be nothing left for me to do

I could be lost inside their lies without a trace
But every time I close my eyes I see your face

If I ever lose my faith in you
There'd be nothing left for me to do…

2. Myth of Fingerprints (aka All Around the World - Paul Simon:

Over the mountain, down in the valley
Lives a former talk-show host
Everybody knows his name
He said, "
There's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
I've seen them all and man, they're all the same

Well, the sun gets weary
And the sun goes down
Ever since the watermelon
And the lights come up

On the black pit town
Somebody says what's a better thing to do
Well, it's not just me
And it's not just you…

3. Incidents and Accidents (aka You Can Call Me AlPaul Simon)

…A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
And whoa my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family?
What if I die here?
Who'll be my role-model
Now that my role-model is
Gone , gone?
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All along, along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations…

A note for New Left Progressives: just keep it up; keep on trumping our nominees.

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Because if you want more Trump, I guarantee you, this is precisely how you get more Trump.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Any Questions?

The standard for truth in bifurcated America has been simplified and reduced to this:

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kavanaughadrian_0They Who Must Not Be Believed

Now sit down and shut up, we’re not taking any questions.

Monday, September 24, 2018

We Live In Interesting Times

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It strikes me that the world would be much better off if we still institutionalized the insane amongst us before they were allowed to become criminally insane. That way we wouldn’t have so many of them stepping forward with unsubstantiated allegations to act as the New Left Progressives’ spoilers.

Just a quick re-cap of where we stand as of today:


Ford: completely unsubstantiated allegation that, while drunk, she was groped by a 17 year old Brett Kavanaugh

Ramirez: completely unsubstantiated allegation that Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while playing a drinking game in college (as if that would be scandalous even if true, as she doesn’t allege that anyone forced her to play strip poker, while drinking). This unsubstantiated allegation is brought to you by none other than Ronan Farrow who earned his chops on the back of Harvey Weinstein and the #metoo crowd – thereby proving the theory I laid out in Another Blockbuster From Hollywood:

No, #metoo was designed to take out Kavanagh – and anyone else the NLP didn’t like - all along. It’s
their failsafe assault weapon: weaponized #metoo. Inappropriate sexual activity that can only be denied, not disproved.

And now creepy porn star lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has stepped forward to say he has come up with yet another unsubstantiated allegation:

Avenatti says he has multiple witnesses who will say Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, participated in gang rapes of drunken women during high school.

Because clearly the unsubstantiated allegations up to this point are inadequate to take Kavanaugh down; we need something a whole lot…sexier, more Hollywood.

This last blockbuster unsubstantiated allegation of course will bring the number of unsubstantiated allegations to “critical mass” which will allow the NLP to demand that the confirmation process be called to a halt  - till after the midterms - to give them time to investigate the seriousness of the allegations and hopefully win back both Houses of Congress.

It looks like it’s time to ratchet this up a couple notches:


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Remember: it’s a curse. And a blessing. You’ve got to love the Chinese, they’re inscrutable.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Separated At Birth Disorder

I know there are more important things going on, but I was fascinated with this photo of Christine, nee David, Hallquist campaigning for governor of Vermont.

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I found it perplexing on several levels. First, call me old fashioned, but I’m still wondering why a 60 year old man with a family would decide it would be in his best interest to “transition” to the opposite sex. Unless you’ve ever been married to a Kardashian, in which case I think the answer is obvious. But “Dave” never was.

In fact he has a wife, 3 children and 2 grandchildren and was CEO of a small northern Vermont electricity company for the last 12 years. Which brings me to my next issue: why would a man who actually knows how energy is generated and distributed, and the cost of doing so, run on a platform requiring Vermont to convert 90% of it’s energy supply to a renewable energy source? Unless he considers nuclear generation renewable, which I’m betting he doesn’t, that’s going to cost Vermont residents a LOT of money.

But what really troubled me about the picture of Dave was how much it reminded me of somebody I’m fairly certain he’s not even related to.

sean christine“Christine” and Sean: separated at birth?

I apologize, sometimes my brain just goes off and I’m required to follow.

By way of apology I hope you all enjoy this first Sunday of autumn…

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where the earth remains mostly green but is hastily gathering all the russets, ochres, golds and crimsons to her bosom.