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Lowering the Barr 0

His Imminence speaks.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies . . . 0

. . . and get your bag checked out.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Demonstrate politeness to users of self-propelled, two-wheeled conveyances.

According to the arrest affidavit, Dickens and Stubbs were in the vicinity of Blake and Veterans Memorial Boulevard when they stopped a person riding a bicycle nearby and began yelling. According to the cyclist, Stubbs asked if the person wanted “to get smoked,” before pulling out a handgun and cocking it.

Thus passeth another day in the NRA’s Garden of Bleedin’.

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The Blame Game, Bait and Switch Dept. 0

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Gaming Out the Stragety 0

Image:  Donald Trump playing tic-tac-toe with a rooster (and losing).  GOP Elephant says,

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QOTD 0

Chittaranjan Das:

In my whole legal career I have not met worse types of criminals than in politics.

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Drums along the Potomac 0

Title:  Life in the Stupidverse, Special Sort-of-War Edition.  Frame One, captioned

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Phoning It In 0

Although I can’t approve of this, I can certainly understand it.

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Monumental Flailure 0

If one does not understand know have awareness of value grasp appreciate one’s own culture, one likely will not appreciate that of others.

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“I Think I Heard It Somewhere” 0

Esther Cepeda muses on the trap of gullibility in an age of clickbait.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness just keeps truckin’ on.

One more time, “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.

In more news of the polite, local gun nuts desperately fear separation from their portable male members.

Aside:

I know that Freudianism has long since fallen into disrepute, but, honest to Pete, Freud would have nailed this one, because it’s all about a certain type of envy.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes . . . . 0

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The Blind Man’s Bluff 0

Bill Bramhall's editorial cartoon for Jan. 9, 2019, showing a blind-folded Donald Trump nearly walking off a cliff. Nearby birds comment:

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QOTD 0

Mark Harmon, as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs:

The more I know, the less I understand.

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And Now for a Musical Interlude 0

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The Blame Game 0

E. J. Montini invites you to play.

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Dreams in the White-House 0

Jamelle Bouie finds Lovecraftian overtones to these troubled times. Here’s a bit; follow the link for the rest of his tale of eldritch horror made real.

Faced with things too monstrous to be real, but which exist nonetheless, Lovecraftian protagonists either reject their senses or descend into madness, unable to live with what they’ve learned.

It feels, at times, that when it comes to President Donald Trump, our political class is this Lovecraftian protagonist, struggling to understand an incomprehensibly abnormal president.

Aside:

Readers of Lovecraft will recognize this post’s title as a pun on the title of one of Lovecraft’s stories.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

She phoned in the politeness.

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Reality of Television 0

Three television sets.  Two are tuned the legitimate news channels broadcasting legitimate news.  The third is broadcasting gossip,

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The Scandal Mill 0

Another Republican “investigation” turns up zilch, nada, nothing, but Sam suggests the GOP scandal mill will continue turning out bogus scandals.

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