Saturday, February 13, 2021

Our Roots Run Deep

Je ne suis pas un chat

cat tigerJe suis un tigre

Remember in the Lion

King when Scar cheated

to win the title as king?

And the pride land was

overrun by the hyenas?

And all the lions lost everything

they had built and cared for?

No reason, just wondering.


trump lion treeRoots Run Deep, Seeds Scatter, Saplings Grow Strong



An update from Casa MOTUS: Raj is scheduled for his second knee replacement on Monday. I am having a flareup of arthritis in my hands which makes typing difficult so posts will be short in the foreseeable future.

Friday, February 12, 2021

That’s Mighty Progressive Of You

The heated debate continues over the firing of NYT science writer Donald McNeil for uttering the most infamous word in the entire English language :

McNeil’s ouster came nearly two years after the incident that precipitated it. While chaperoning high school students on a pricey trip to Peru, the science reporter responded to a question from a student about whether one of her classmates should have been suspended for using the n-word. In the process, he uttered the offending syllables himself.

Sacre Bleu! The “n-word”!! The Times dismissal was not without its customary sanctimoniousness:

"We do not tolerate racist language regardless of intent," Dean Baquet, the paper’s executive editor, told staff in an email. 

Apparently “intent” only matters if you are a former Secretary of State running for President. In which case it means everything.

Image result for hillary clinton no intent"We did not find evidence sufficient to establish that she knew she was sending classified information beyond a reasonable doubt to meet the intent standard," Comey explained.

Next, the Old Gray Lady (the NYT, not Hilz) spiked Brett Steven’s (nominal conservative) column defending his former colleague. Quite the furor over one niggling little word I’d say. But stranger still is the silence of the NYT staffers – many of whom openly admire the CCP’s ability to autocratically apply their diktats to force the economy (and people) to do as they wish – on their Chinese overlords’ racism. Which is to say the least, not so woke.

China's ruling Communist Party tries to promote an image of unity with African nations as fellow developing economies. But state broadcaster China Central Television has faced criticism over using blackface to depict African people in previous New Year broadcasts.

Gracious me! Chinese people wearing blackface! That’s offensive in just so many ways.


China's biggest Lunar New Year TV show aired on Thursday has been accused by viewers of racism for including Chinese performers (pictured) in blackface to look African

At least this year they didn’t have any monkeys in the sketch.

CCTV Spring Festival Gala Africa skit blackface 2

That’s mighty progressive of them. But then, it is the year of the Ox, it won’t be the monkey’s year again for a long, long time.

Footnote: the Chinese are very busy in Africa, building railroads and the like. If I were the people of Africa I would be quite wary of my new little yeller friends in Beijing. If Africans still blame Americans for the sins of our fathers over 200 years ago they’re really going to hate what the CCP has in mind for them in this century.

Sulawesi, Indonesia. This post is dedicated to Janice the American Elder, still greatly missed; RIP.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

It’s Called “Projection” You Smug Bitch

How about this little gem for Throwback Thursday:

hillary trump conviction

The most un-self-aware woman in the country  has a lot of nerve talking about being exonerated – facts be hanged - thanks to your co-conspirators. In fact Hillary currently holds the record for that sort of thing, going all the way back to the now-you-see-them-now-you-don’t Rose Law Firm incriminating documents and the Vince Foster “incident” in which her close aide accidentally committed suicide by shooting himself in the back. The exonerations just heated up during her tenure as Secretary of State when her enemies tried to blame her reckless actions for the deaths of the 4 Americans in Benghazi.  When all the dust settled there was an acknowledgement that mistakes were made but once again Hillary was exonerated by friends in Congress and even more powerful friends in the media.

hill benghazi

Then there were all those illegal emails uncovered when she ran as the failed Presidential candidate. Co-conspirators again stepped to the podium to acquit the guilty. reasonable prosecutor

So I’m sure she thinks she knows a thing or two about how to manipulate facts and rely on the kindness of friends and co-conspirators in order to get off the hook.


It’s called “projection” you smug bitch, and you don’t wear it well.


BONUS Throwback Thursday Thread: because of all the bologna emanating from Washington, and because of our current diversionary tactic of  “follow me for more recipes” (H/T Rabbit)  I offer this vintage Mid-west lunchbox staple from an authentic butcher shop: ground bologna sandwich spread. 

My recipe is simpler: 1 ring of Koegel’s bologna, casing removed and grated through the large holes of a cheese grater. Dill pickle relish, a couple spoons-full to taste, Hellman’s mayonnaise – enough to make a moist spread. The end. Spread on white bread of your choice. Also good added to a grilled cheese sandwich.

I’ve no doubt many of you will find this disgusting, but then that’s how I feel about Spam so there’s no explaining some people’s taste.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

It’s A Blessing. And A Curse.

Here we are, Wednesday. You may remember the call earlier to celebrate Chicken Day the same as we celebrate Caturday and Dogerday – although to be honest every day looks like Caterday and Dogerday around here.

Anyway, some people suggested Wednesday would be good for chickens while others insisted it would have to be Thursday as Hump Day already belongs to camels. Well, let’s not be so hasty. First of all Thursday already has a job - Throwbacks. So this is my Solomon decision: I hereby declare Wednesday to be Cluck’n-Hump day.


So let’s all do our bit to live in peace and harmony while virtue signaling our moral superiority to anybody who gives a flying cluck.

Picture of a camel“Let the camel lie down with the chicken…and peace will reign in the kingdom”

In honor of the day, and the month, maybe pick up some fried chicken for supper - halal of course.


And some camel milk ice cream for dessert.

cqmel milk ice cream

Yeah, it’s a real thing, I wish it weren’t but it is.

kamalaKamala Harris gives Kamelicious Ice Cream 2 humps up.

So there you go, that’s how you do a threeper: Hump Day, Chicken Day, and Black History Month – all in one post. I don’t know how I do it. It’s a blessing…and a curse.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Re. That Jeep Super Bowl Commercial: Otherwise, Well Done

Today’s post is a re-direct to Larry Correia’s recent post, Read the Room, Jeep! in which he imagines how Jeep came up with their preachy, insulting, tone-deaf commercial targeting the deplorable chumps in fly-over America:


The CEO of Jeep stands at the head of a conference table filled with the CorpoUniParty’s best and brightest. “Alright, our new campaign is going to be about Reuniting America, so we’re going to aim it at those horrible, knuckle dragging red state deplorables.”

“But sir, aren’t they all domestic terrorist insurrectionists who need to be driven from society because they believe in evil conspiracy theories like unfair elections?”

Everyone at the table laughed, because red staters are so stupid. Everyone knows the election was merely fortified.

Before we go on, here’s the commercial in case you missed it and I know most of you did. Warning: Best to watch on an empty stomach.

In Correia’s imaginary group think they discuss using a woman for the voice over but reject the idea:

“No. Everyone knows Red Staters hate women. I saw it on the Hand Maid’s Tale. We need nominally male gender identifying, someone who represents those backwards inbred hicks. Can we get Bruce Springsteen?”

“But sir, isn’t he a flaming liberal from New Jersey who campaigned for Joe Biden and who routinely sneers at our target audience of uneducated rubes? Since they’re feeling mocked, disenfranchised, and thousands of them just lost their high paying energy jobs, how can we foist a coastal elitist millionaire musician on them?”

The MBAs all share a confused and worried glance about how to overcome this seemingly insurmountable issue.

“Hmm…  But what if we stick him in a cowboy hat?”


Image result for jeep super bowl commercial 2021 still shots(nice touch, church and cross in background)

I will say that Jeep’s choice of Bruce “I love Australia. If Trump is re-elected I'll see you on the next plane” Springsteen as the spokesman for their meet-in-the-middle commercial seems a bit hypocritical at best. At worst it seems as though they’ve totally lost the plot.

Many people commented on the brilliant symbolism of using the Communist Red Star.

united states red star

“The last time I saw a red star like that, I was in Vietnam.”

While others were a bit put off that Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was missing – particularly offensive as Jeep’s headquarters are in Michigan. Some went so far as to speculate that the UP had been given to Canada in a new NAFTA/Free Trade deal.

But back to Larry’s take on the Jeep spot:

“Hi. I’m Bruce Springsteen, millionaire musician, but today I’m driving around bumf*ck nowhere in some busted ass old jeep to a melancholy soundtrack looking like an extra on Longmire so that you know I’m JUST LIKE YOU. Poor.

Look. A cross. Because Jesus or something. I don’t know. I got paid like two hundred grand for one day of work. Here’s some high-minded sounding poet laureate style voice over about how we’re all in this together that I probably recorded in the studio in my mansion.

Now I’m gonna be extra sanctimonious about how hard it is to meet in THE MIDDLE.

Red versus Blue… Sure, team blue was all #RESIST for the last four years and endless goofy investigations, but if you think security videos of 50 mystery boxes being delivered by a Detroit election van at 3:00 AM is worthy of an audit you are basically a terrorist who needs to be cancelled and driven from society…

We need that connection. We need the middle. Because somebody has to pay the taxes to bail out our hedge fund buddies.

There’s a Divide. Of course that divide is your problem and totally not our fault. Look, a horse.

Image result for jeep super bowl commercial 2021 still shots upper peninsularOr at least a horse’s arse.

That’s how a lot of YouTube commenters saw it anyway:

Jeep 1941: Let’s kill fascists. Jeep 2021: Let’s meet in the middle.”

And my personal favorite:

If the “MIDDLE GROUND FALLACY” was a TV Commercial…

Congratulations Jeep, for somewhere around $25 million you ran an add that completely alienated your target audience. And the audience you inadvertently pandered to, well they don’t buy gas guzzling SUVs. Because climate, or something.

Otherwise, well done.

Monday, February 8, 2021

“I Do Not Understand. Why Do We Ignore Those Who Speak The Truth”

Meanwhile in Wuhan the little people, held captive of the Communist Chinese Anti-Freedom and Information League, pause to remember a true hero:

A year after his death from COVID-19, residents in the Chinese city of Wuhan say they remain grateful to the “whistleblower” doctor who first sounded the alarm about the outbreak before the authorities officially admitted to the second outbreak of a SARS virus.

Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at a hospital in the city, became one of the most visible figures in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan when he tried to sound the alarm about its appearance but was reprimanded by the police for “spreading rumours.”

He was commanded by police to “stop making false comments,” investigated for the spreading of rumors, and forced to post a public apology. The “false comments” and “rumors”  Dr. Li was accused of spreading were in fact a message he sent to colleagues warning  of a mysterious viral pneumonia-like illness he thought looked like Sars, another deadly coronavirus.

But in China, Rather like America today, no good dead goes unpunished if you happen to be on the wrong side of the ruling class’ view of things.

MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIF. -- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019: Erik Harriman, of Newport Beach, left, shovels the walkway as workers shovel giant snow drifts off the roofs of St. Anton condos in Mammoth Lakes after a blizzard dropped as much as 10 feet of snow in the biggest storm system so far this season Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Mammoth Mountain was closed Tuesday because of the blizzard but reopened Wednesday. (Allen J....What can you do about the Trumpites next door?Those domestic terrorists who clear your mountain Pandemic Get-away driveway – without even asking!?!

Do bear all of this in mind the next time you hear one of your government overlords accuse you of spreading “dangerous” “debunked claims” about such things as election fraud.

When Li died, millions of internet users posted the phrase 不能 or 不明白: "I don't understand." They asked: “Why do we ignore those who speak the truth?”

The answer is both simple and chilling: because truth, and the people who speak it, are a threat to the State’s complete power to control. Because your freedom is no longer even one generation away from extinction. The crisis of freedom is acute, the struggle is frightfully real and the fight is immediate.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

God bless you President Reagan, 不能 or 不明白. I do not understand why we ignore those who speak the truth. And I pray that we aren’t the ones telling our children’s children about what it was once like living in the greatest country on earth, where men were once free…and you didn’t have to add “and women” because everyone knew that in this context “men” was generic, and nobody was triggered by it.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Rocks At the Bottom Of The Rabbit Hole?

“No one does [play fair] if they think they can get away with it.” – Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland

Detroit area weather today: frigid cold with snow followed by more frigid cold.

Image result for snowy detroit areaSnow along the Detroit Riverfront, Renaissance Center and TCF Center in background

And in other news from Detroit…after posting video of Election Night Fraud in Detroit it looks like Jim Hoft has been permanently banned from the Tweety Bird:

Twitter has permanently suspended the account of Jim Hoft, founder of the popular conservative website The Gateway Pundit, for reportedly violating the social media giant's "civic integrity policy."

“Civic integrity policy” – really? Now we know they’re just making it up as they go along.

“Rule Forty-two. All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.”
Everybody looked at Alice.
“I’m not a mile high,”
said Alice.
“You are,” said the King.
“Nearly two miles high,” added the Queen.
“Well, I sha’n’t go, at any rate,” said Alice;
“besides, that’s not a regular rule: you invented it just now.”
“It’s the oldest rule in the book,”
said the King.
“Then it ought to be Number One,” said Alice. 
- Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  Would somebody just slap a mask on that old Cheshire Cat

joey joey joey


we're all mad here mask

   and his little Mad Hatter accomplice

pres mad hatter copy

  and stick them in a box somewhere.

transmogrifier box

perhaps they could be transmogrified into something more useful.

box-of-rocksLike a box of rocks