Thursday, October 19, 2017

So W, now you decide to speak out?


While I voted for you both times, you did make some serious mistakes that resulted in Obama being elected and a host of other problems.

While Trump has a host of flaws, he does fight back when attacked. And that is something you should have done when you were President.  Do you not relate to the Democrat attacks Trump is facing and the attacks from Democrats that happened on your watch? Remember when they railroaded Scooter Libby (and they were trying to take you out if they could).

Miss you?  Actually, No. You were missing in action when Obama was ruining the country. You did not speak out about the Democrats when they were in control.

Now you suddenly decide to pipe up when you disagree with President Trump?  Why the double standard? And over illegal immigration? We get it, you're mad that lame Jeb was humiliated. Go back to painting.



Mandalay Bay Shooting: Why?


We still do not know for sure why this happened. We can't even get a clear timeline of events. While a lot still remains unanswered, this post by Truth About Guns regarding the Mandalay Bay Shooter is excellent.

There are still discrepancies in this time line that need to be answered. It does appear that Jesus Campos went to investigate a locked door, got shot, and then the shooting started. Whether there gaps or not remains to be confirmed.

The explanation that the motive for this attack was personal to the shooter's. Here is an explanation from a so called expert blaming a bad upbringing, gambling, alcohol and valium.  Then there is Steve Wynn saying his people never saw Paddock touch alcohol while at the Wynn.  Perhaps it was some sort of drug interaction that triggered this cold blooded murder.

There is cold horror to that explanation, given that it was not apparently passion or what we generally recognize as insanity. It is as disturbing as terrorism given the complete unpredictability of it. This is a mass shooting unlike other mass shootings.

Mark Steyn: What happens at Mandalay Bay, Stays at Mandalay Bay

Instapundit: Concert goers become medics, shifting timelines, what happened in Vegas? (some of this criticism is justified, but I am not sure all of it is).

EBL Where in the World Is Jesus Campos? Ellen DeGeneres Found Him, Was Las Vegas Shooter A Professional Gambler, Democrat Diane Feinstein admits, no law would have stopped the Las Vegas shooting, Question to Obama, Pelosi, and Feinstein on Gun Control, John Ringo has a theory on Las Vegas, Vile CBS attorney Haley Geftman-Gold has no sympathy, Over 50 killed, hundreds injured in Las Vegas. Dana Loesch, and Frying Pan Control

Dee Dee Sharp: Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Pirate's Cove: If all you see is...

Woodsterman: Thursday Fun Day

Goodstuff's Cyber World: Edition 238

A View From The Beach: JSB Sonata II

90 Miles From Tyranny: Princess Fawzia bint Fuad

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5, Gravy and Mashed Potatoes:

H2
TOTUS
Egotastic
Dust bury
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Frank Sinatra: Mrs. Robinson



As Frank ad-libbed (as a prophet of what was coming): "Foolin' with that young stuff like you do..."

This sexual abuse issue is bigger than Hollywood and the perps aren't just men.

And the cure for this sickness? Masculinity!

Yes, Hollywood is in a witch hunt mode. This is not intended to take away from the women who were abused in Hollywood (that is a real issue). But since perpetrators are being called out, maybe they could also focus some attention on convicted sex offenders too. And let's also not forget those politicians, celebrities, and journalists who covered for the abusers.  

And let's remember the problem is not limited to Hollywood:


EBL: #MeToo: Women Sharing Their Accounts of Sexual Assault, The Corrupt Ephors of the Academy decide Harvey Weinstein's fate, Roman Harvey-Day, Russian Collusion with Hillary and Obama

Wombat: American Power: Molly Ringwald Speaks Out, also, Epidemic Of Sexual Harassment At California State Capitol, Michelle Malkin: Beware The Rape Allegation Bandwagon

Megan McArdle: Scandals & Outrage Won’t End Sexual Harassment

National Hagfish Day



October 18 is National Hagfish Day





TOM: Male, Female? Hermaphrodites!

AoSHQ/J.J. Sefton: All Prattle

Russian Collusion with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama


What’s odd about this account, though, is how sluggish the FBI investigation was. The Hill noted that, despite the evidence they had obtained by 2010, the bureau continued its investigation for another four years. In the interim, the Uranium One deal among others benefiting Moscow was approved and implemented by the Obama administration. Bizarrely, the relevant members of Congress were apparently not briefed about the extent of this probe. 
This investigation began when Robert Mueller, now investigating the Trump campaign, was the head of the FBI. It was overseen by Rod Rosenstein, who is now Trump’s deputy attorney general and the man responsible for the appointment of a special counsel. It is easy to see how both Trump administration loyalists and uncommitted observers might find these associations suspicious, and why they might turn that now suspicious eye on the Trump-Russia probe.
Instapundit: Culture of Corruption (and Mueller was part of it), Tables Turned: Clinton, Obama, and Holder Colluding With Russia, PJ MediaWhat did Mueller know and when did he know itPowerline: Bombshell revelations about Russia and Obama's Justice Department, Commentary: Hillary's Russia Scandal, Hillary Coup Fantasy

Lem's Place: Washington Pogo Swam and Uranium One and the Clintons (Chip Ahoy)




Roger Simon: Mueller Must Recuse Himself

Diogenes' Middle Finger: Real Russia Colluders

AoSHQ/J.J. Sefton: Bitter Clingers and All Prattle



EBL: Louise Mensch's Raging Russian Fever Dream (oh there is plenty of Russian collusion out there but not the collusion that Louise was hoping for)

Prince and Tom Petty: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

National Pasta Day








Life As A Movie: Spaghetti in film


Harvey Weinstein forgot a little charm and acting like a gentleman goes a long way for an ugly mug... 

















Even Irish girls can learn to eat spaghetti

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Pirate's Cove: If all you see is

Mario Batali: Pasta alla Norma

Proof Positive: Sex In Advertising

Goodstuffs Cyber World: I fell for a Commie

NYT: Pasta alla Norma (from Catania, Sicily)

EBL News: Best Pasta in the World? and Pasta alla Norma

EBL: National Macaroni and Cheese Day (Thomas Jefferson and the gift of pasta to America), St. Joseph Day Pasta, The Annual Spaghetti Harvest in Ticino, Switzerland, Dean Martin and John Wayne Cooking Pasta

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and delicious pasta:

H2
TOTUS
Egotastic
Dust bury
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Animal Magnatism
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
24 Femmes Per Second
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD

La Niña Is Coming? Or El Niño?


Or alternatively...


So basically no one really knows for sure? I guess we will find out soon enough. Meteorologists tend to be all over the place on possible outcomes this winter. Still, sort of amazing the the results tend to be within statistical variations one would expect from past data.  



Farmer's Almanac: Winter 2017-2018