Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cats, Dogs, Pheasants and General Badassery

This doesn’t answer the perennial question of “which species is better, cats or dogs?” but it definitely settles the issue of which species is more badassery.


In other news: my nephew poochie is home and resting as comfortably as one can in the dreaded cone of shame. My sister won’t have the test results until late next week but the vet said the surgery went well and the tumor appeared to be encapsulated which is a good sign. So thank you, everybody, for the doggie prayers.

On the kitchen front, Raj and I are cooking pheasant tonight for the neighbors. I don’t as a rule cook wild things as my tolerance for “gamey” flavor is limited. I have a staple of venison dishes that ameliorate that issue and I’ve done both elk tenderloin and an elk roast that turned out delicious. On the other hand some farm raised lamb is too gamey for my taste: I prefer the New Zealand because it’s milder and fully recognize that it is unconscionable on my part to eat meat with such a large carbon footprint.

But back to the dinner – don’t ask; I would normally not take on the preparation of wild birds. These were shot by our neighbor, which means bird shot. In the birds. Raj’s job is all the prep work which at this point involves a stud finder and a strong, neodymium magnet.

I’m not a very happy camper but like many tales involving doing things you don’t really want to do it’s a long story that involves a fair degree of human drama that I can’t elaborate on but we got sucked into. The upshot (no pun intended) being a pheasant dinner in our dining room tonight. I don’t like gamey things so this is the recipe I’m using. I figure I can fill up on sauce and mashed potatoes.

Wild Pheasant In Mushrooms and Wine Sauce

Finally, don’t miss Kurt Schlichter’s latest on the stupidity of socialism and socialists who promote it: You Bernie Suckers Are Going to Get Fooled Again.

Let me briefly address your whiny protests.

Yes, I say “socialist” like it’s a bad thing. This is because it’s a very bad thing. Like, to the tune of 100 million corpses bad thing. I’ve actually lived in the ruins of socialism and you, well, you had a man-bunned sociology TA tell you it was swell. And you believed him because you are a dupe. Be glad that I am assuming that you are stupid instead of the only other reason one would ever cavort with these blood-stained goblins: that you are evil.

I’ve got to go brine my birds so have an enjoyable day wherever you are.

Friday, February 21, 2020

FLOTUS Friday: Haters Gotta Hate

Having taken a wee break to focus their hate on a different billionaire this week, the Democrats are getting back to form with their Hating On All Things Trump® theatrics. Accordingly, they was “push back” against Melania having been presented with a “Woman of Distinction” award from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Image result for melania trump  Women of Distinction award luncheon at The Breakers Hotel

But of course, why be classy when you can act like a 2 year old having a tantrum?

Never mind that she received a standing ovation on Wednesday when she stepped on the stage at The Breakers Hotel to accept the award.  And never mind that the proceeds from the luncheon event (which quickly sold out when it was announced Melania would attend) are used for a scholarship fund for female students - haters gotta hate.

So of course there was “pushback” from some students and faculty.

"This award has historically gone to women whose character and impact in Palm Beach has shaped the culture of our home, and I have not been convinced that the first lady's character or impact here is worthy of that recognition," said Graysen Boehning, a senior studying biology and zoology at the school.

How about that, objections from a senior majoring in biology and zoology: I wonder if he learned there are 31 genders in his classes. I’d be more concerned about that than who his (or whatever preferred pronoun Graysen chooses) school gave an award to.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Never Bring A Wallet To A Gunfight

Regarding last night’s Evening in Paris:

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It appeared as a mashup of The Re-animator,

Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden looks to the crowd after participating in the ninth Democratic primary debate.

The Dark Knight Rises:

Democratic presidential hopeful Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg looks on during the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas, Nev. on Feb. 19, 2020. To be clear, Bloomie is cast as Bane, not the Dark Knight

Mean Girls,

Image result for democrats debate at the paris las vegasType-cast, but rightly so

and Idiocracy.

Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg is seen on a screen in a media room.

Not a good look Dems. It was bad enough when Democrats booed God at their convention in 2012. Last night they also booed capitalism. Bloomberg, addressing his fellow Democrats who were all blasting capitalism:

“That's ridiculous. We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that, other countries tried that. It was called communism and it just didn't work.”

The crowd moaned and booed. What are we to assume other than the Democrats have become the godless communist brand?

Remember John Edwards’ “Two Americas” speech in 2004? Like Orwell’s 1984 it turned out the Dems used it not as a warning but a guidebook. They spent the next 16 years assuring that America became a country of Haves and Have Nots that are represented respectively by Bloomberg, a tyrant, and Sanders, a communist. As a result we now have 3 Americas: Bloomberg’s Haves, Sanders’ Have Nots and Trump’s True Americans. Put your money on True Americans. Every. Damn. Time.

Best Line of the Night, unattributed: “Mike Bloomberg brought a wallet to a gunfight.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Weaponized Communism: From Wuhan to Las Vegas

Anyone else wonder why the Wuhan Flu, briefly referred to as the Novel Coronavirus, is now referred to as COVID-19? Apparently it has to do with political correctness.

The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, announced Tuesday at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” Tedros told reporters…Tedros said the agency wanted to avoid stigmatizing a country or particular group, so it chose a name that did not refer to a geographical location, animals, an individual or a group of people.

Heavens no: stigmatizing is about the worst thing one can do in the 21st century.

GP: Coronavirus: Wuhan patient

It’s far worse than having a tyrannical communist regime engage in biological warfare research that created a genetically manipulated virus for which humans have no antigens; and then somehow let it escape into the general populace. Let’s not stigmatize that.

Image result for dead bodies on street China covid 19 novel coronavirus

In other human pestilence news, I’ve been able to obtain the first close up of the weaponized Wuhan Novel Coronavirus. You can see for yourself how it spreads so quickly and effectively:

It appears that each weaponized primary transport bug is equipped with soldier bugs. As soon as the primary bug makes initial contact and infects its host the army is dispersed to likewise infect and suck the life out of additional “hosts.”  They never even see them coming. Come to think of it, that’s how socialism and communism spreads too.

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Closer to home: should be fun to see how tonight’s debate between the socialist, communist and crony-capitalist shapes up.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


I see the cancel culture has a new technique: harassment by petition. How civilized. Just sign your name and let the media do the rest of the legwork.

“Project Democracy” first  emerged when they collected signatures from lawyers (gravitas!) claiming Mueller’s Russia Report presented enough evidence to charge the President with obstruction of justice. Apparently that was all it took to persuade Nancy Pelosi and her toadies to proceed. 

Now  “Project Democracy” has collected online signatures from “former Justice Department employees” urging Attorney General Bill Barr to resign for his perceived bowing to White House interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone. In addition to the stable of “former Democrat DOJ” employees the signatories include 8 self-described “media analysts” who work and/or appear on CNN and MSNBC.

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First of all that means nothing: anybody can can be a “media analyst.” In fact, if I had a LinkedIn account, that’s how I’d describe myself. Secondly, even if it was meaningful it would be like having a bunch of Bernie Bros endorse free college tuition.

Image result for bernie bros for free college tuition#CancelMyDebt

If it’s going to be that simple to cancel crap you don’t like I’ve got a list I’d like to submit to “Project Democracy” as well.  Unfortunately they would be on the top of it so I suspect my requests will be…cancelled.

Image result for cancel culture memeGuess they cancelled the second “l” too

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Language of Presidents

Image result for common languageIf we’re different colors we deserve different languages! Right Amy?

I see where Amy Klobuchar has changed her mind (aka pandering if you’re a politician) and now does NOT think English should be the national language of the United States. I wonder what she thinks SHOULD be our official language, Yiddish? Navajo? Aramaic?

How about Esperanto?  The artificially constructed language created in 1887 by Polish ophthalmologist and linguist L. L. Zamenhof. He had hoped that his language - which he saw as a tool to gather people together through neutral, fair, equitable communication - would lead to a world free of war.

Zamenhof's goal was to create an easy and flexible language that would serve as a universal second language to foster world peace and international understanding, and to build a community of speakers, as he believed that one could not have a language without such a community.

Perhaps he was correct in that assumption but it seems logical that the opposite is likewise true: that you can’t have a community without a common language. And it likewise seems logical that when you’ve already got the basis for community that you adopt a common language to facilitate it.

Of course even a common language will not prevent war when one element of said society becomes tyrannical.

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It should be noted that Zamenhof, while not a leftist himself,  apparently partially believed one of the left’s great fallacies: that human evil can be controlled through social constructs. The world never adopted his common language and tragically all three of Zamenhof’s children were killed in the Holocaust, the result of pure evil not the lack of shared language.

Or perhaps Amy would have us all learn to code? Because there’s a useful, neutral, non-judgmental language if ever there was one. And it could be used to promote world peace, right? Along with other useful stuff.

Image result for china uses code to map faces and control peopleOr not…

Yeah, I’m not really seeing Amy as presidential material.

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But you all have a nice President’s Day anyway.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

But Can It Stay Aloft?

I see the big red trial balloon has been raised: Hillary as Mikey’s running mate anyone?

As Bloomberg's VP, Hillary Clinton could get revenge against Trump: Goodwin

Mike Bloomberg might be a shrimpy billionaire but he’s clearly none too smart if he’d even consider Hillary Clinton as his running mate. For one thing Hillary hardly personifies the ideal “mate” of any kind. Sure, she’s still married to Bill - in the same way albatrosses theoretically mate for life – but not in any meaningful way. Like all politicians her “friendships” are casual, serial and based entirely on expediency.

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Not that Little Big Man needs my advice but I’d think twice about choosing a running mate with a track record of stabbing people in the back (figuratively speaking) and abandoning them when they needed her most. If that’s not a problem for him though I suppose they would make a good match, both being Machiavellian tyrants at heart.

However there is one slight problem: the American people have spoken.

If I were Mikey I’d launch a few more balloons before settling on old Hilz. She looks a bit menacing from the get-go and frankly I’d even question her air worthiness at this point.