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Wed 2018 Apr 25

Wed 2018 Apr 25, 5:31pm
On PoliNation

An unusually positive and even some chuckleworthy post. Thanks.

O’course, any post that starts off with a big dose of Melania is great.

I was wondering – that great gold-trimmed layout for the dinner – is that White House wares or something the Trumps keep around for dinner parties of 150 or so? Beautiful stuff.

But did you notice that Macron’s mother wife’s outfit matched the tablecloths?

A commenter elsewhere: “the last time the WH hosted a state dinner for the President of France was in 2014. The entertainment provided by Moochelle? Mary J Blige. Melania’s choice of entertainment? Washington Metropolitan Opera. The difference in taste and culture is apparent.” In this and everything else, I’d add!

Another commenter elsewhere (I have no worthwhile thoughts of my own, but I can cut & paste):

So nice to see the WH return to old-fashioned, candlelit state dinners in the State Dining Room (holds 140) after the Obamas’ tacky, colored-floodlight spectacles in the East Room (holds over 300.)

The cost of state dinners, paid for by the State Dept., ran about $250,000 to 300,000 (in constant 2000 dollars) from the time of Reagan through Bush43.

Then came Barky, whose average expenditure was over a million. That average doesn’t include the $3,000,000 extravaganza he threw for Mexico, where the guests were served in floored and heated tents on the South Lawn, having been conveyed there on a little train.
And let us not discuss the cost of staging a big show by Beyonce, who as we know epitomizes class.

Oh, I see that the Trumps had a program by the National Opera featuring works by French and US composers.

Now I want the Nevertrumper Countryclubbers to STFU.

Wed 2018 Apr 25, 3:46pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Bird funnies!

Ace of Spades blog's Wednesday morning art post had a painting with a parrot in it, inspiring much avian discussion.

Example #1, of which the first cartoon (just busted out) reminded me, from commenter The Great White Scotsman:

Our African Grey Parrot Sarah could form simple 4 or 5 word sentences out of vocabulary that she already knew.

The wife and I were sitting on the couch one day when Sarah was locked in her cage and said "Can I come out now?" We were literally shocked and had to reassure each other that we had actually heard what she had asked as she had never put those words together in a sentence before.

Example #2, this slightly Not Safe for the Whole Family joke swiped from commenter Grump928(C):

A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large beautiful parrot. There was a sign on the cage that said $50.00. "Why so little?" she asked the pet store owner. The owner looked at her and said: "Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a brothel, and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar things."

The woman thought about this, but decided she wanted the bird anyway. She took it home, hung its cage in her living room and waited for it to say something. The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said: "New house, new madam." The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought: "that's not so bad."

When her two teenage daughters returned from school. The bird saw them and said, "New house, new madam, new girls."

The girls and the woman were a bit offended, but then began to laugh about the situation.

Moments later, the woman's husband came home from work.

The bird looked at him and said: "Hi Bob".

Tue 2018 Apr 24

Tue 2018 Apr 24, 12:03pm
On PoliNation

How’s Your Day So Far?

Well, I've been to the dentist and got two holes drilled & filled. Still numb.

Aren't you glad you asked?
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My financial status: I just rinsed off a paper plate.
You're just supposed to scrape them. They wear out faster if you get them wet.
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The older we get, the less "life in prison" is a deterrent.

Hmmmm. Now that you mention it…

Mon 2018 Apr 23

Mon 2018 Apr 23, 7:47pm
On Lost Issues

Film Blackhawks? First I'd heard of this. Thought the first Capt America did a pretty good Howling Commandos, including the Jap guy "I'm an American!" Heh. (Missed the old cigar-chomping Sgt. Fury, though, conspicuous by his absence.)

That Spidey in chains, reeeal familiar. Musta been from 'way back when I were a comics fan.

Mon 2018 Apr 23, 7:21pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

I really sympathize with the cars clobbered by trees. Had a 100-year-old oak with two great forks fall, one fork then later another, both of them almost falling on my truck, but fortunately just a few dents as branches arrayed in front of and behind but not on top of the truck.

Whew times two.

Rambling recounting of that, plus pictures.

The rusted-out truck with a tree growing up through it? We've got one of those right here at the ranch. Most amusing to realize what a long-term project it's been.

Sun 2018 Apr 22

Sun 2018 Apr 22, 12:03pm
On Lost Issues

These big multi-story covers always take me back to my yout' and the real thing. Nice work. Congratulations on another milestone.

Sat 2018 Apr 21

Sat 2018 Apr 21, 4:23pm
On PoliNation

Illinois Senate considering bill to give kids access to medical pot at schools

I suspect the kids would be discouraged if they had to trade down to legal pot. ;)

Sat 2018 Apr 21, 9:33am
On PoliNation

"My husband says our marriage lacks spark"

A shocking story that's around the web: man buys taser for wife

"First Dodge Ram" - We're talking goatpower, not horsepower.

Cheese: CANNOT BE UNSEEN! AAAHGGG

Toyota giving birth to Mustang? Some breeding program!

ET didn't go home - the really, really sad part about this is presuming that the photo wasn't manipulated.

Tue 2018 Apr 17

Tue 2018 Apr 17, 3:00pm
On Lost Issues

Right. Herbie's one-and-so-far-only appearance in Lost Issues was in 2011.
https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2011/05/thing-and-fat-fury.html
Not a lot of action on that cover.

Tue 2018 Apr 17, 1:42am
On Lost Issues

Mighty Mouse v Underdog? Nooooo! If ever there were two upright, true-blue heroes (Bakshi's run on MM being iffy) - they should be side-by-side, which I hope, after they finish this standard superduper trope of good guys going up against each other, they will team up again.

With Herbie. (Uh.. I don't know where that came from.) Herbie was the fat kid with the lollipop or something, right? (Off to search the web...)

Mon 2018 Apr 16

Mon 2018 Apr 16, 3:35pm
On Beckoning Chasm, YouTube

This "true story" wouldn't involve mind-altering substances, would it? Nice work.

Mon 2018 Apr 16, 2:03pm
On PoliNation

Nice. Thanks for sharing, Pete

…How? she queried. I said by walking in and yelling “Immigracion!”…

Recently saw someone suggest that when the DMV or similar facility is crowded, a jacket with ICE on the back can help reduce the lines… of course, that's not funny!

As my grandfather would say, she made out “like a Jew in a junkyard”

I've always enjoyed your Grannyisms. I'll bet you have a few more Grampawisms to go with them? (Are these the same side grandparents?)

Family - the Lord's greatest lesson… and test… for us.
;)

Sun 2018 Apr 15

Sun 2018 Apr 15, 10:27am
On Lost Issues

14 year old me pointed out a costume continuity error from an earlier issue that featured Air Wave.

Hahahahaha. Nerdnik!

Some early X-Men comic has my letter suggesting Jean Gray's power should properly be called psychokinesis not telekinesis. I collected several "no-prizes."

Galactus v Ambush Bug had me chuckling before the cover loaded up. Kick Me. Heh. A cosmic-level variation on the street urchin's snowball knocking the top hat off some big shot. Love the scale contrast - akin to Ant-Man versus the Living Planet. (Say!... This starts me thinking of all kinds of combos. Odin & Millie the Model... Adam Warlock v Bouncing Boy...)

Sun 2018 Apr 15, 8:56am
On PoliNation

Cold toilet: Not only clean socks, but no holes in 'em!

"Should I tell him" tie-down makes me think alcohol may have been involved.

Great collection Pete. Pretty sure some of those folks are my neighbors. Not the good neighbors next door, the ones down the road a piece.

Sent the redneck pacifier poster to my son (to my grandson's dad I should say).

Sun 2018 Apr 15, 12:59am
On Lost Issues

Starlin team-up. Nice.

Sat 2018 Apr 14

Sat 2018 Apr 14, 11:16am
On PoliNation

EXECRABLE EDUCATORS

Teachers in Oklahoma have not showed up to class in nine days.

Not only are these commie union creeps demanding more money from taxpayers, they're dictating tax laws. And the OK legislature and governor caved. Less than the commies wanted, but more than they should've got.

Gov Fallin has more spine than most GOP in Congress, but she's still squishy, alas. There was no chance she would do what needed to be done: Pull a Reagan Air Traffic Controllers sweep.

I read (can't find link) that Christian schools have had quite an upswing of inquiries since the strike started. Heh.

The teachers' actions seem practically like the Antifa or Black Losers Matter types, and especially anachronistic - and desperate! - in the Age of Trump.

Oklahoma’s striking teachers are intoxicated by their own demands (The Hill)
PolitiFact’s Double Standard Makes Oklahoma Teachers Look Poorer Than They Really Are (Federalist)

CHRISTIAN CHICKEN

'New Yorker' Calls Chick-Fil-A 'Creepy,' 'Pervasive' for Being Christian

Ah, I see the New Yorker is projecting again, in the creepy, pervasive way they do.
;)

CF-A just opened a branch here in town, reportedly to the usual great success, long lines and all that. Maybe we'll get around to chicking them out when the excitement dies down. We don't eat a lot of chicken, and never order it out, 1. because Milady's home cooking is so good and, B. up 'til now, we only had KFC in town.
:P

THE LONG WAR

Seems t'me the common thread between these two stories (and so many others) is that they are ongoing battles in the long-running war. The same diabolical forces motivate the media which fundamentally hate truth and oppose righteousness, and inspire the communism which turned public schools into anti-American, anti-family, anti-faith indoctrination factories.

They get more bold and open in their machinations because they think they've got the power and can't lose. They haven't absorbed the Hillary lesson yet. After decades of successfully infiltrating with their "forward" agenda, their evil plans now begin to fall apart, a seemingly mighty wave breaking weakly against granite cliffs of the faithful and righteous. Hillaryites retreat into hair on fire screaming at the sky while Trumpians push on for more #winning. It seems that the battle is becoming more intense, the masks mostly fallen and the sides clearly taken, as before a great final and deciding conflict. Loin girding advised.

(Or, just another day on weird old earth?)

Hey, chrissy, that article a while back about a Pope's vision of a 100-year unleashing of ol' Nick? That expiration date was coming up relatively soon, was it not? (link?)

Sat 2018 Apr 14, 9:47am
On PoliNation

Really odd thing: Went to front page and top story was yesterday's Los Feliz. But in the sidebar I could see this one. Guess WordPress is sluggish this a.m. I can relate.
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Good morning.

Before I plunge into the whole Post, on my way down here to the comment box, I saw several pix of Paul Ryan. Boy, he sure was a let-down, wasn't he?

I've seen some folks say Ryan first let them down in debates with Joe Biden, but that wasn't my impression. Back then, I actually thought he was among the best, as seen in the VP debate cartoons Animals Debate and especially in VP Showdown.

As a great man might tweet: Sad.

Fri 2018 Apr 13

Fri 2018 Apr 13, 2:32pm
On Bluebird of Bitterness

Everybody recognized Bert Lahr at the start there, right? (Would you believe, he's a Leo?)

Thu 2018 Apr 12

Thu 2018 Apr 12, 2:02pm
On PoliNation

PP: Y’all don’t appreciate my self defecating humor.

Now, Pete, that's a load of shift. :D

If Nobody I must be
(A term that causes aggravation),
A Nobody I will be,
Reading Pete at PoliNation.

You're nobody, 'til somebody "Likes" you
You're nobody, 'til somebody "Shares."

Tue 2018 Apr 10

Tue 2018 Apr 10, 8:42pm
On Patriot Retorts

It turns out some white dude in Australia raked in more than a hundred grand running this bogus page.

Hmmmm. (Ponders legality of setting up insincere social justice something something sites.) Oh, uh, but that would be wrong.

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