Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fake Republican Colin Powell announces he will vote for Hillary

I guess when he said that she was greedy, overly ambitious and not transformational, he meant that in a good way.

Update: On second thought, maybe Colin Powell is what passes for a "real" Republican these days, and the rest of us simply make up the illegitimate "deplorable" wing.

"We owe the system nothing"

Kurt Schlichter is positively on fire with this denunciation of all the crocodile tears being shed over Trump's reluctance to issue a blanket, unqualified statement that he will accept the results of the election.
We owe the system nothing. Nada. Zip. Instead, the system owes us fairness and honesty, and without them it has no right to our default acceptance of its results. That acceptance must be earned. This means that the system must aggressively police its own integrity, and this year it has utterly failed to do so.
When democracy becomes a tool in the hands of a self-appointed ruling class, when the democratic system is used to undermine individual liberty, then something's got to give - and, if we're to hang on to the kind of country our founders envisioned, it ain't gonna be be liberty.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Unfunny Sunday

Mrs. Paco got dragged off her feet while walking the dog today and broke her hip. She's scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning, so I'll be offline for a few days most likely. Prayers for her speedy recovery would be appreciated.

Update: Mrs. Paco developed some cardiac issues after the surgery (including a heart rate of 200 beats a minute). They got her stabilized, but are keeping her in the ICU overnight for observation. Possibly related to the surgery (the surgeon wound up doing a complete hip replacement).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Has the internet become a time bomb?

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air discusses the massive cyber attack yesterday that took down a slew of servers, affecting popular sites such as Twitter and Netflix.

Getting off the grid voluntarily (as opposed to having it pulled out from under me) is starting to look better and better - but also harder and harder.

The best and the brightest

Hillary's consigliere, John Podesta, falls for common phishing scam.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Feet Friday

It's Friday, and I can't wait for that Five O'Clock Whistle. Neither can Duke Ellington and the band.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Of course

The corruption runs deep in the Clinton campaign, no doubt with the blessing of its Red Queen. So, naturally, there's a campaign worker with the absolutely perfect name of Wylie Mao who claims he could get away with sexual assault.