Monday, November 23, 2015

Why does John Kerry still have a job?

John Kerry, who as secretary of state is allegedly our chief diplomat, proves almost daily that he is an idiot. In discussing the terrorist attack in Paris recently, he sure as shit sounded like he was saying the attack in January on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 journalists died, was somehow justified:
There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo [and what happened in last week’s Paris attacks], and I think everybody would feel that. [In the Hebdo case] [t]here was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that.
This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for. That’s not an exaggeration. It was to assault all sense of nationhood and nation-state and rule of law and decency, dignity, and just put fear into the community and say, “Here we are.”
And for what? What’s the platform? What’s the grievance? That we’re not who they are? They kill people because of who they are and they kill people because of what they believe. And it’s indiscriminate.
I bolded the unbelievable part. Sure, he immediately backed off calling the Charlie Hebdo attack "legitimate," but he embraced the concept that there was a rationale that made sense. "After all, they pissed off the Islamist killers, so of course they got killed." What a douche.

I'm not the only guy who thinks Kerry should be unemployed, but really, do you think Emperor Barry I would bring in anybody better? Who? No, we're stuck with this moron until Barry I begins his transition from worst president every to worst ex-president ever. I realize he has a high mountain to climb -- in the form of Jimmy Carter -- to achieve those two goals, but I think Barry has it in him. Kerry has to be a frontrunner for worst secretary of state ever, as well.

Voluntary gun confiscation works about as well as you would expect

The city of Greensboro, N.C., recently held a voluntary gun-confiscation event that went about as well as I think normal people might expect. Of course, the media covered it as if it were a huge "success:"
GREENSBORO -- Almost 1000 people took "A Pledge of Non-Violence" Saturday at Destiny Christian Center in Greensboro.
This was to show their commitment to safety across the Gate City.
Gun owners also turned in unwanted firearms and ammunition at the event.
So, how did that commitment look? What kind of "unwanted" firearms and ammunition got turned in? Not much, apparently:
It was meant to be an event, “in which law enforcement and community members work together to solve problems.” The GPD noted that “there is no limit” to how many firearms would be accepted and that they would “not be returned.” The department also offered to pick up firearms from owners’ homes.
Police-community partnerships are a positive measure to increase public safety, but good intentions aren’t the same thing as a good (or effective) plan. A report by Time-Warner Cable News tried to put a positive spin on things by noting that “almost 1,000 people” responded to take the pledge, leading one to believe that 1,000 firearms had been turned in, but this was hardly the case. As evidenced by the footage accompanying the story, the gun turn-in apparently resulted in a single BB pistol and a single sheathed hunting knife being “taken off the streets."
Hot Air graciously provides photographic evidence of the success of the Greensboro event. Somebody got tired of his knife, apparently:

And another dude apparently decided that having a BB gun pistol was just too much to bear:

Yeah, that's it. Well, the guy who turned in the BB pistol -- that's an air gun, by the way, not an actual firearm -- also turned in some BBs, which I guess qualifies as ammunition. So they've got that going for them.
I guess that you could find at least 1,000 libtards in any decent-sized city who would "pledge" to end gun violence. Nothing wrong with opposing gun violence, of course. Hell, I oppose gun violence -- unless it is necessary. That's why I own guns. Sometimes, gun violence is necessary. It's not the main reason I own guns. Most of my guns are intended to be hunting weapons. But not all of them. Some of them are purely for home defense. And some of them can only be described as the kind of weapons one might want to own if one's government becomes too authoritarian. And,, no shit, I won't be turning those in any time soon.

Tell me again why I should support taking refugees from the Middle East

Sorry, not buying it:

I'm sure everyone who wants to come to this country from that region is totes OK with our values. Or not.

You can't resist the call of the night

Mrs. Wolves captured this image of all three kitties answering the call of the night, which is irresistable, as we all know:

Unless it isn't, of course, as Mischief seems to be hearing a different call altogether:

Reminds me of this. This is the entire movie, alas, which is a scream, but I include it only for the first little bit here:

Couldn't find a clip with just "Children of the night, shut up!" Hey, watch the whole thing. It's a riot.

Change the game food, change the game result

Clearly, I am in control of how the Packers do. This week, I switched which Packers gear I wore for the game and what I fixed for game food. Result? Packers beat the shit out of the Vikings and regained control of the NFC North. Can't argue with success.

Anyway, this week was basically dinnertime game food, since the game was at 4:30 and we ate dinner at halftime. We had brats -- duh -- and I did not bother with game food porn pictures, as that would be boring.

However, I did fix some new game food for our pre-game appetizer, and it was as good as it was simple. Tater tots -- which are all the rage with the millenial generation these days, possibly because they are cheap and most millenials seem to be unemployed and living in their parents' basements -- wrapped in bacon, which makes all things wonderful. Preparation is simple. Just wrap the frozen tater tots in bacon:

Cook at 450 for about 20 minutes and serve:

I cannot even begin to describe how good these were. So I won't try. But they wer really good, and the Packers won by two touchdowns. I'm not saying there's a connection, but I am saying that I am fixing these on Thanksgiving. Draw your own conclusions.

Friday, November 20, 2015

This actually explains a lot

It turns out that for decades Hollywood musicals' dance scenes have been set to "Uptown Funk." I guess they changed the music for the theatrical release to avoid problems with the time-space continuum. Hat tip to Instapundit for this, but he links to an evil site that I won't make you go to:

Really fabulous.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Game food porn without game day joy

We suck. I'm not afraid to say it anymore: The Packers suck. They better turn it around, because a team that sucks this bad doesn't deserve game food this good.

We did some brown sugar bacon dogs:

Naturally, we did stuffed skins:

And we did steak sandwiches, with shaved beef served up on toasted buns with swiss and cheddar cheese:

Pretty damn good:

Unlike the game.