Friday, January 30, 2015

With apologies to T.S. Eliot

I will show you fear in a handful of slime.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Romney has bowed out of the 2016 presidential run, but I can’t decide whether this helps or hurts conservatives. On the one hand, it’s tempting to say, “Yay! One less RINO!”, but on the other, if Romney had stayed in he might have helped split the RINO vote in the primaries at least three ways; now we’re just talking Bush and Christie (I consider the Lindsey Graham noise to be nothing but the whickering of a unicorn). What does the comment academy think?

That's why they call it the "equalizer"

89-year-old Arthur Lewis wins another gunfight in his jewelry store.

Happy Feet Friday

Tiny Grimes + Coleman Hawkins = Some really smooth blues.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Assortment (“Smart Power” edition)

William Kristol opines on the underlying reasons for Obama’s frustration with Netanyahu; and as you can well imagine, the reasons are rooted in the vainglorious political fantasies of our own would-be monarch.

Here’s an interesting “coincidence”: Netanyahu’s political opposition is being counseled by former Obama campaign operatives (oh, and thank you, Mr. and Mrs. American Taxpayer!)

By the way, Barry’s new BFFs in Iran would like to assassinate Netanyahu’s children.

Apparently Raul Castro is more interested in humiliating Obama than in agreeing to compromises that might weaken the communist government’s grip on its own people. Of course, with Barry, you never know; he is so hungry for something - anything - to create the illusion of a foreign policy success, that he might actually be willing to choke down a super-sized shit sandwich at the Castro Bros. CafĂ© if they’ll simply give in and let him capitulate.

When is a terrorist not a terrorist, but merely an “armed insurgent”? Whenever the distinction is required in order for a White House spokesdoof to explain the inexplicable, that’s when.

Yemen was, not long ago, Obama’s Exhibit A for the validity of his foreign policy approach to tense situations in the Middle East. Guess this is yet another thing that has disappeared from the evidence room.

Two heads of state

Bibi and Barry. Compare and contrast...

Image gratefully lifted from Moonbattery.

Watch out, Danica Patrick!

A Pennsylvania woman arrested by police manages to steal one of their cruisers and lead them on a high-speed chase with her hands cuffed behind her back.