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:


 Givenchy/Audrey Hepburn


Image result for 1950's classic cars1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible

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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.

Born to Serve

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.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Great Key Largo Embargo of 2019

All I have time for today is an update on the 2019 Key Lime Pie situation.

The bad news: the bakery department at my local Costco confirmed they do not have them this year and they will not be getting them either. This is a real blow - they were absolutely the best key lime pie anywhere, ever.

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They were better than the ones you make yourself. They had the perfect crust (not dry and crummy) perfectly balanced filling: creamy, sweet-tart, fresh. And did I mention huge? You could cut them into at least 12 pieces and freeze them to be parceled out over the entire summer. But alas, no more.  So I now officially hate Costco.

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After getting this bad news on Thursday I happened to be Sam’s Club today for something else and spotted the key lime pie they sell. Half the size for more than half the price of the now defunct Costco version. I could tell from the color and texture of the lavish dollops of white cream on top that not only was it not real whipped cream but it wasn’t real anything. But I thought, what the heck, I can take it off. And I noticed that it came with a crummy looking graham cracker crust, but I figured I could just eat the delicious custard and leave the crust behind. I know: even a moron would have waved themselves off at this point but not me. I bought it anyway.

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As they say “the proof is in the pudding” and it was. It was beyond awful. Acrid, nasty lime-ish slime that, trust me, you wouldn’t even feed to the dog. Even Raj wouldn’t eat it and he’ll normally eat anything with sugar in it. So consider yourself warned if you are a member of both clubs and think the bakery products are interchangeable: they are not. Save yourself $7 and leave that artificially flavored, colored gel in a pie tin sitting in the case. So now I hate Sam’s Club too. My shopping choices are growing more limited by the day.

Anyway, we have to leave at 5:15 am for Raj’s knee surgery (repair of double meniscus tear that seems to be getting worse) at 6:15 so that’s all the whining I have time for this morning. So why don’t you all carry on without me, it is Monday Moanin’ after all. And if you can’t think of something to moan about make something up.

The surgery should go smoothly but your prayers are always most welcome.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Virtual Trip To the Beach

What a week. I think it’s time for a virtual trip to the beach.

It might rain, which affords it’s own dreary charms.

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But if the sun rises over Lake St. Clair in southeast Michigan,

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as well as over Lake Huron in Tawas in northeast Michigan,

it might just be a lovely day to take a partial Great Lakes Circle Tour around the Mitten state.

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As it’s still early in the season, and the water is still very chilly the Lake Michigan beaches in the north are unlikely to be crowded.

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That may be the case with those in the middle of West Michigan as well.

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[IMG_0751.JPG]Grand Haven pier and lighthouse

We should pull into southwest Michigan just in time to wrap up the day with the sunset over the piers and lighthouses of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor.

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Image result for tiscornia park pier southwest michiganSunset at St. Joseph lighthouse

And without having to do all the driving you should feel refreshed and ready for another week of…who knows what.

NOTE: In reality you can’t drive around the entire state in one day unless you don’t stop to eat, use the facilities or sight see…and average 80 mph.