Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Hill-arious Blame-Game Tour

(Image by Tom Stiglich)

Hillary Clinton'sBook Tour will be coming to Seattle's Paramount Theater, December 11th.

"...and there was much rejoicing." 

Just in time to get that last-minute Festivus gift.

Hillary's book and interviews are certainly in the Festivus spirit, especially with the Airing of Grievances...
(Image by Henry Payne)
There's a lot of news and issues brewing in the waning days of Summer 2017, that I could be posing about.  Unfortunately, Corrupt Queen Hillary Clinton can't let go of the past, nor accept the fact she lost to Our Grand Nagus.

It's as if, as Mark Steyn said: Hillary is acting like O.J. Simpson and "looking for the real killers."

RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel observed:  Every Clinton interview reinforced why she lost.

Judge Jeanine bangs her gavel down on Hillary's excuses.

I like Jesse Waters' opening comment:  She's working harder to sell the book than she did to win the election.

And Liz Wheeler rolled-in with a run-down on "what happened."

Fortunately, I don't have to read What Happened, because:

a. I already know what happened, and so do the folks I linked to in this post, and
b. Kate Reads Books on Twitter already did and has this "Unholy Shit!" reaction to women forcing their daughters seek Hillary's forgiveness for not voting.

One would think by now, a normal person would ask:

(Image by Chip Bok)
The silver lining in all this dreary & deluded rehash of the 2016 Presidential Campaign is that it's fodder for satire.

The Onion peeled off some layers like:

We All Made Mistakes, But You Made Most of Them, along with the follow-on What Also Happened--casting blame on her failed book tour.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Honoring 9-11-01 and Our On-Going War Against Islamists

(Image by Tom Stiglich)
Today's a sad day, not only in remembering the vicious attack that occurred 16 years ago, but also we're no closer to what was once called "victory" than we were 16 years ago.

Sure Osama bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein are dead thanks to our military might.  But we still have Islamist enemies outside--and inside--the Ramparts of Civilization we've been contending with since 2001.

The Diplomad summed up his feelings in his September 11 post.

And it's not just the Islamists that continually cause us grief, but in some (most?) cases our own political ruling class.

Mark Steyn rehashed his Dishonored Dead article for another tragic anniversary--the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Racist Hurricane Racing Towards Miami

(Image by Tom Siglich)


As the Sunshine State is bracing itself against Hurricane Irma, at least one conspiracy theorist and social justice whiner is working overtime to put their own spin on the impending storm.

Blogger Diogenes' Middle Finger passed along this gem on Facebook:

Hurricanes be racist y'all.

Comrade Karla wondered if this were a joke.  I told him I'm hoping the preponderance of the 7.2K reactions were "Wow!" (as in WTF?!) and "LOL!" (as in YGTBSM).

If this isn't a joke, then such astounding ignorance makes me want to scream.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waking Up to Ashfall

For nearly 26 years, where ever I lived; I'd drive to the gym 3-6 days a week in the pre-dawn darkness in just about every weather condition imaginable (and sort-of safe to travel in).

You know, the whole Neither snow nor rain... spiel about nothing keeping me from my workouts.

Yesterday though, was the first time I drove through ash fall from one of the many wildfires burning up our Evergreen State.

While my wife was at work, where the ash fall and smoky haze were worse; she said it reminded her of the Mount St. Helens eruption.

The Seattle Times put a more mundane spin on our predicament:  Ash falls like snow as wildfire rage in the Pacific Northwest.

So while large chunks of real estate in Texas and Louisiana are still underwater due to Hurricane Harvey; Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon are tinder-dry and burning to a crisp.

KHQ-6 has a full list of wildfires burning in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and with Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida I'm not all that keen about praying for rain in a "be careful what you wish for" sort of way.

While Washington State isn't known for it's sunshiny beaches, we have gotten severe "nor'westers" in the past.

And:  Winter is coming.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Hurricane Harvey's Heroes (and Media Whiners)

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

I think this Labor Day is a perfect time for us to honor the labors of those involved with the rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of  Hurricane Harvey.

By now, we've all seen the devastation wrought by the storm to great swaths of Texas and Louisiana. Even before the storm blew out, volunteers like those of the now-famous Cajun Navy, "self-deployed" in order to rescue stranded survivors.

(Image by Gary Varvel)

It's like America's version of the evacuation of Dunkirk.


(Image by Chip Bok)

With all the destruction, tragedy, and yes, inspiring heroism, you'd think the leftist media wouldn't have anything to criticize.

Wrong.

Horror of horrors!

Our Supermodel in-Chief was spotted wearing stiletto heals as she and her hubby The Grand Nagus were on their way to pay Texans a visit.  As Tucker Carlson said:  You'd think the press should have more to worry about than what the First Lady wears...


(Image by Chip Bok)

It's not like Melania was going to be manning the tiller of a Cajun Navy rescue boat.

No matter.  The media found something to feast upon.



In addition to "Stilettogate" others within the Ministry of Truth are trying to tell us Trump hasn't been showing enough empathy towards the victims (among other things).

As The Diplomad said, No thanks to the President being a Healer in-Chief.

Yeah, I know Our Grand Nagus isn't a warm & cuddly kind of guy.  It's not why I voted for him.

Greg Gutfeld finally revived his smart aleck humor and gave this synopsis in his video:

Heroes united us, now zeros try to divide us.

And in another two:  First, America's response to tragedy repudiates the media.

(Image by Lisa Benson)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Barcelona Blues


It's now virtually impossible for me to post about breaking news.  (Not that I really could before, because I'd often wait a day or so to allow most, if not all the facts to come to light).

It's been almost two weeks since the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, and nearly a week since a Spanish judge ordered one suspect to be freed.

But even if I could post about events in a more timely manner, I don't know what else to add, especially since the attack on Barcelona followed the same tiresome trajectory as all the other attacks before it.

So much for Spain's umbrellas in the rain.  (That is, attempting to appease enemies for "peace in our time.")

According to The Diplomad's family, the Spanish are hell-bent on societal suicide.

I'm also noticing what may be burn-out on social media.  I've seen very few Spanish flags superimposed over profile pictures for Facebook virtue signalling.

A sign, maybe, of more and more people accepting the "new normal."

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Slippery Slope of Statue Smashing

(Image by Mike Lester)

The Memory Hole Madness--snowflakes triggered into becoming mindless statue smashers--spread throughout the week.

From the "rebel scum" states of the long time ago Confederacy, the pandemic has now reached the Peoples' Democratic Republic of the Big Apple.  Hizzoner Moff De Balsio is now placing the statues of Christopher Columbus under review.

Oceans are no barriers either.  Monument Madness has taken hold in Britain with the hue & cry raised to raze Nelson's Column.

One of Mark Steyn's readers points out there is no "discussion" about this topic, and statues are removed in a very undemocratic way.  Yeah, often in the dead of night too.

And VDH eloquently points out the Left's hypocrisy when it wages war against the [select] dead.

Here's an illustration of leftist logic for smashing statues (and stifling free speech)...

(Image by Steve Kelley)

...which it makes them look as bad as our Islamo-fascist foes.


(Image by Robert Ariail)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

21st Century Commie-Nazi Street Clash?

(Image by Tom Stiglich)

Yesterday, a free speech rally was cut short by counter protesters, just one week after the deadly clash between protesters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA.

Charlottesville dominated the news throughout last week.

I haven't been able to delve into the story too deeply, so many (all?) of you probably know more about what happened than I do.

What I did notice though, was that the media, Democrats and even some Republicans are squawking about what Our Grand Nagus said or didn't say in his attempt to condemn the violence.

Also the Democrats and their media allies are trying to pin the entire blame on the right-winger protesters.  (The Five discussed the media's impact on Charlottesville).

Well, if two opposing groups show up decked out as 300 wannabees, things won't end well.

The Diplomad didn't beat around the bush:  "...if you live in a Western country and you go around waving Nazi or Communist flags, or espousing Nazi or Communist ideology, you are a Moron..."

And Mark Steyn returned to one of his recurring themes:  Less speech leads to more violence.

A couple of friends remarked these clashes reminded them of the riots between the Communists and Nazis in the days of the Weimar Republic.

Whatever the similarities are, the non-FOX News media has already chosen one side.

(Image by Chip Bok)


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Slowdown at Station WTFO

(Image found on Facebook)

This past week has been a long and intense one at the agency where I work.  And things are likely to stay this way for the foreseeable future.

I also have a growing list of domestic projects I need to do, along with gaming projects I want to do.

But the news cycle, both fake and real, continues on.

There's a lot going on within our country...

(Image by Chip Bok in reference to the Google engineer being fired for his "anti-diversity" memo)

...and beyond our borders...

(Image by Michael Ramirez, in reference to Trump's "Fire and Fury" rhetoric in response to Kim Jong Un threatening Guam)

(Image by Michael Ramirez in reference to Maduro's power grab in Venezuela)

...that I'd love to post about at length.

Unfortunately, I no longer have the time to read in-depth about current events, let alone add my two cents to the subjects at hand in a coherent manner.

What I'm hoping I can do is post at least once a week.  I know I've often done this in the past due to my rotating work schedule, or going on vacations.  But this slowdown will more the norm than the exception.

I'm thinking of something along the lines of a Top Story of the Week, or Weekly Roundup of news, along with applicable, attributed political cartoons.  Or both, if I can manage it.

Either way, I'm not planning on signing off the air anytime soon.  Just needing to slow down the transmission rate.

Thank you for staying tuned to Station WTFO.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Prager U Video: The War On Cars



Before you go off  on that Sunday drive:  Check out this video of Lauren Fix explaining why Big Government, Environmentalists and Leftists in-general hate cars.  (Although they love virtue-signalling by driving electric cars, even though they're not as green as they're claimed to be).


(Image by Dials, found on Pintrest, Chevy Volt)
A few weeks ago, my wife started in a new position within her company.  Unlike her old position, where she spent most of her time working from home, her new job requires her to commute to work.

She actually researched the bus and train routes between our house and work to see if taking mass transit would be better than driving, often in heavy traffic.

As it turned out, taking the bus would double her commute time.  On my own drives to work, I'd see poor souls standing in all kinds of weather by nothing more than a street sign indicating a bus stop.

For this post I even did my own investigating:  Taking the bus to work would take four times as long--and only during the times the buses were running.

Sorry lefties (well, not really) mass transit isn't for us.

So enjoy your drive--and your freedom!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meanwhile, In Maduroland...

(Image by Lisa Benson)
We've all been preoccupied--or made to be preoccupied--by Our Grand Nagus' "Russian Connections."

Yesterday I posted how the leftist dreamy-eyed view of Canada is a "mirage."

Meanwhile, a nightmarish socialist experiment has been going south, south of the border.

Venezuela is being devoured by socialism.

One of my friends posted this great comment about the media's disinterest in the disintegration of yet another Workers' Paradise:

This is a story that doesn't get near enough attention: that all the chaos and violence and oppression going on in Venezuela is the result of a full-bore implementation of leftist policies.  I notice the media never delves into the root causes of everything down there - they just gloss over it and focus on the current disastrous situation with no explanation for how it got this way. 

At least most of the members of The Five aren't glossing over things as they discussed the consequences of socialism.

But it's not just the media that love to fawn over socialism, even while, pretending to have "never heard of Venezuela".  Lefty Democrats wax poetic about the joys of so-called social justice democracy. 

The problem is:  Democrats don't actually believe in Democracy.

Most of us like-minded folks feared that if Hillary were elected, the US would eventually (soon?) follow Venezuela into anarchy.

(Image by Michael Ramirez)