Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Feet Friday

"After Hours", recorded by Avery Parrish in 1941, is one of the truly iconic piano solos of the swing era. Great blues.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I guess there must have been a few Mitch McConnells around in the time of Samuel Adams, too

Bob Belvedere cites a very relevant passage on the bogus "prudence" of moderation from the writings of one of our early firebrands.

There are many fine things in the lengthy quote; here's a taste:
It is the Effect of a mistaken Prudence, which springs from Indolence or Cowardice or Hypocricy or I know not what, in those who should point out to them the constitutional Methods of Opposition to arbitrary Power. Too many are afraid to appear for the publick Liberty, and would fain flatter themselves that their Pusillanimity is true Prudence.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ok, Australia, all is forgiven

Looks like one of your blokes just threw another bucket of cold water on the global warm-mongers.

Good on him

Kurt Schlichter thumbs his nose at Barry's petulance.
So when we utterly reject your demands that we give up and give in and turn in the weapons that keep us free of the violence and tyranny, it is a personal rebuke. It is directed at you. We don’t like you. We don’t trust you. And we won’t submit.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Paco Enterprises cancels massive Vegemite purchase

Two can play at this game. If Australia wants economic warfare, then economic warfare it shall have.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Interesting gig

My older son, the eminent Virginia tattooist, landed a somewhat offbeat assignment this weekend: a tattooing session at a nudist colony.

I don't know whether the prospect had originally conjured up in his mind a fantasy of scores of Kate Upton lookalikes, but if so, he must have been disappointed. He admitted to me that, almost without exception, his clients were the sort of people who not only ought to keep their clothes on, but probably should be required by statute to do so.

Inclement weather

It's pretty soggy here in Occupied Northern Virginia, but nothing like the monsoon in South Carolina.

Pretty windy, though, as indicated by this human wind sock...