Saturday, January 18, 2020

Caterday: Preppy Edition

What!? It’s Caturday again already? I’m calling for an international slow-down as I’m no longer able to keep up.

As Sid Able (RIP), beloved Detroit Red Wings announcer, used to announce when a time out was called: “we’ve a pause in the action.”  That’s what I need.

Let’s make it a really big paws 

Carry on as you wish, but I’m not going to push my luck with this backup computer after it’s complete malfunction-junction meltdown the other day. But please: no costumed felines.

If cats were supposed to sport preppy haberdashery they’d all be called Chatsworth T. Osborne Jr. (h/t el Rushbo).

Tucker Carlson

Bow ties look silly on everyone - and I say this as a woman who once sported this bizarre fashion look in the 80s in order to be taken “seriously” in the office.

Image result for woman wearing power suits with bow ties in the 80sPrincess Di steps out in her bow-tied tux

Even the Ginger Prince’s Mum looked silly.

So don’t do this to your cat, they will resent it. And trust me, they will find a way to get even.

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Dems Move the Cantina into the Senate

Was it just me or did the march of the ‘peachment remind anyone else of the bar scene in Star Wars?

Hakeem Jeffries, Sylvia Garcia, Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, Val Demings, Zoe Lofgren and Jason Crow: just as diverse, nearly as weird as the original Cantina patrons.

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Four men - 1 Muslim, 2 Jews, 1 white guy who could pass as a Native American if need be; Three women - 1 black, 1 Hispanic, 1 suburban white mom. How Democrat of them: much more representative of the Dems victim group patronage than their Presidential debate panel earlier this week.

And speaking of Star Wars and Democrat presidential candidates many people continue to be underwhelmed by Tuesday’s game: “Doesn’t anyone want to be president?” asked James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal.

Oooh, oooh, oooh!  I do, I do!!

Six competitors took the stage at Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate at Iowa’s Drake University. But nobody wanted to compete… Do any of the leading Democratic candidates want the job?

It that’s actually the case, I thing Tom Steyer would be the Dem’s best bet.

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He appears to be styled after C-3PO, a droid programmed for etiquette, customs and protocol intended to facilitate communication between different species.

Unfortunately, like C-3PO he appears to be rather oblivious of nuance.

Sanders, Warren, SteyerAwkward!

But he is useful in that he provides needed comic relief when the narrative bogs down. Plus, as the first total droid presidential candidate, he could help the Dems create an entirely new special interest group.  

“Hello fellow Droids, I’m Tom Steyer and I want to be your leader.”

Just imagine the dialogue in his presidential debate with PDJT:

“Something's not right, because now I can't see. Oh, oh, yes, that's much better. Wait... wait. Oh, my. What have you done? I'm BACKWARDS. You flea-bitten furball. Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough to...”

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Trump Flushes Away Yesterday’s Environmental Restrictions

Remember when dishwashers actually cleaned your dishes? Toilets required only one flush? And faucets had more pressure than an IV drip? Well so does President Trump. Here he is, at the rally on Tuesday, addressing all of the above…plus showerhead pressure. If you’ve recently redone your kitchen/ bathroom or have checked into newer hotels you have firsthand experience with that of which the President speaks.

Democrats think the country is held in thrall by their impeachment antics but in fact real people are far more concerned with government intrusion into every aspect of their lives, dictating everything from what kind of lightbulbs they can buy to how much water they can use while brushing their teeth. But the elite can’t relate, they can only ridicule.

Trumps bizarre rant about toilets and dishwashers might be his strangest moment yet

Donald Trump has a history of going on bizarre rants about all kinds of stuff but he arguably reached his apex on Tuesday evening.

At a rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which was taking place at the same time as the Democratic debate, the president spoke at length about household appliances such as toilets, dishwaters and lightbulbs.

With his adoring supporters cheering him on, Trump talked about his administrations plans to block a requirement on all Americans to use energy-efficient light bulbs, which he believes gives him an orange hue. - UK Independent

Their studied refusal to understand the President’s point regarding environmental regulatory overreach will cost them the election. Which is a shame as they’d much prefer someone willing to impose draconian energy restrictions on regular citizens in order to stop the earth from getting warmer. Poor darlings, they’re going to have another 4 year sad.

Funny thing, people seem to have strong preferences about lighting. Including the Democrats’ own lightbringer who never used “energy saving” lightbulbs and was not overly concerned about saving energy when it came to his own charismatic appearances.

But  yes, Trump’s the bizarre one.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

White Supremacy: You’ll Know It When You See It

What’s it like barreling through mountain passes in whiteout conditions – translation for the uninitiated: the combination of snow and wind that results in zero visibility? It sucks. Nobody enjoys it: not thrill seeking adrenaline junkies, ordinary junkies, type A or B personalities, liberals, conservatives, not global warmists or deniers…NOBODY. You are unsafe at any speed and you know it.

Allow me to share a little of the “thrill” for those of you south of the Mason-Dixon line who’ve never seen the necessity of learning how to steer into a skid:

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Yes, that about captures it. I know you can’t see anything - zero visibility, remember? And there you are, in a 5000 pound SUV, traveling 40, 50, 60 - even 70 mph, depending on the condition of your nervous system, hurtling up and down grades more suitable for mountain goats than wheeled vehicles. Throw in an endless stream of tractor trailers, aka semis, playing hopscotch with each other and you are living the dream, baby.

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I’d say everyone should do it at least once but no, really, they shouldn’t. It’s insanity of the highest order. Right up there with the delusion that gender-queer is a real thing.

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Add to the specific insanity of driving through the mountains in a snowstorm the fact that you are doing it with another bunch of people as insane as you are and we’ve moved into an undertaking at least as deranged as a Democrat debate. I don’t know what it says about me that I’ve done it now at least a dozen times.

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Although right now I’m feeling both crazy and stupid. Maybe I should get some sleep.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Open Thread Tuesday

I heard a rumor there’s a Democrat debate tonight. I also heard that the British monarchy drama continues to play out.

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It’s enough to make you want to go hole up somewhere with a buddy till all the drama’s over.

She takes her stuffed dog everywhere she goes

Or if you prefer the British way:

Monday, January 13, 2020

American Journalism Is Alive And Well in the Jemez Valley in New Mexico

I’m doing a “guest” post today, although Betty Ann (aka Mellow Lemoncello) doesn’t know it yet. She’s been doing her part to save journalism in the age of fake news. This is a screen shot of page 1 that Raj took. Then he combined the other 7 pages of the first edition into one pdf, uploaded it to the interweb and created a link to the whole paper. Btw, we are on the road, heading to the Rocky Mountain bunker. We stopped n Des Moines last night enroute to Park City. So far so good. Say a little prayer, the next 2 days are usually the worst.

Now I give you without further adieu BA’s page one of her first publication, with a link to the other 7 pages. Thanks BA! America needs more patriots and journalists  like you – people who don’t really hate America doing real news. Keep up the good work.

Click to Download The Whole Paper

Alternate Link If Scribd Doesn’t Work For You

Big congratulations BA! Very few people can say they’ve published a news paper, fewer still can say they’ve published one that tells the truth.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

“The Decade’s Over When I Say It’s Over.”

Remember the kerfuffle about the end of the decade?

Image result for the decade ends when I tell you it endsHopefully 2020, regardless of which decade you think it’s in, will see the end of this meme

In an election year it’s always nice to have something irrelevant to argue about, which is why I don’t intend to re-litigate the case between the decade originalists and the living-decade crowd. But if the decade isn’t pragmatically over how could the American Dialect Society  (ADS)  have already selected their “word of the decade,” hmmm?

The personal singular pronoun “they” has been crowned the “word of the decade” by the American Dialect Societysingular “they” was recognized for its growing use to refer to a known person whose gender identity is nonbinary**.

I’ve got news for the ADS, the conscious use of “they” as a singular pronoun is hardly new, it’s been used that way for 50 years. Journalists, corporate supervisors, advertising copywriters and managers have agonized over how to handle this dilemma ever since radical Feminists in the 60s dictated the end of the “sexist” use of male pronouns to generically refer to both men and women. Should they pepper communications addressed to both men and women with multiple repetitions of the awkward “his/her,” he/she” construct or blatantly choose to employ improper grammar by using the plural pronoun “they” when referring to a singular person of either sex? Most eventually chose the latter, the cowards way out.

So the gender-related, decades old intentional misuse of the singular “they” turned out to be a slippery slope. The new gender-related intentional misuse of the singular pronoun “they” also entails the intentional misuse of the previously non-gender-related  term “nonbinary.”

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And on that note I’d just like to remind you that the decade’s over when I say it’s over. And I say it’s over; it’s definitely time to start over, this time with PDJT at the helm.

**Non-binary, or genderqueer, is a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine‍—‌identities that are outside the gender binary.