Category: People

Oh Somehow I Don’t Think This Is The First Time

Hillary has written quite a lot of fiction before.

But, hey, at this point what does it matter?

Rush Limbaugh Has Died

What a loss, but I am grateful his suffering is at an end.

I have never once heard even a minute of his radio show, although one of the highlights of our early Swilling was having one of our scoops featured on it (Folks were kind enough to send us the transcripts.). But these past few years – especially during the latter days of the Obama administration, and Hillary Clinton’s run – I came to look forward to his appearances on shows, and read guest columns.

What an intellect. And, oh, how he loved this great country of ours.

And the folks in it. The “you”s, “me”s, and “us”s – all of US regular types.

He told us we weren’t crazy. We WERE seeing what we WERE seeing, and he laid it all out on the table time and again, in clear, concise, take-no-prisoners language that gave voice to the frustration, and resentment felt by a neglected, massive swath of this great land’s hardworking citizens.

He heard, he saw, and he gave such vociferous voice. There was, at last, a true people’s champion speaking. An America first champion.

Rest well, dear sir. God bless you.

ADDENDUM: Here’s the transcript of his speech at the 2009 CPAC. A thing of beauty.

…Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. [Applause] When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims. We don’t see people we want to exploit. What we see — what we see is potential. We do not look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don’t think that person doesn’t have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations and too much government. [Applause]

We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. [Applause] We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. [Applause] Liberty, Freedom. [Applause] And the pursuit of happiness. [Applause] Those of you watching at home may wonder why this is being applauded. We conservatives think all three are under assault. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you.

We don’t want to tell anybody how to live. That’s up to you. If you want to make the best of yourself, feel free. If you want to ruin your life, we’ll try to stop it, but it’s a waste. We look over the country as it is today, we see so much waste, human potential that’s been destroyed by 50 years of a welfare state. By a failed war on poverty. [Applause]

We love the people of this country. And we want this to be the greatest country it can be, but we do understand, as people created and endowed by our creator, we’re all individuals. We resist the effort to group us. We resist the effort to make us feel that we’re all the same, that we’re no different than anybody else. We’re all different. There are no two things or people in this world who are created in a way that they end up with equal outcomes. That’s up to them. They are created equal, given the chance – -[Applause]

We don’t hate anybody. We don’t — I mean, the racism in this country, if you ask me, I know many people in this audience — let me deal with this head on. You know what the cliche is, a conservative: racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe. Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen of America, if you were paying attention, I know you were, the racism in our culture was exclusively and fully on display in the Democrat primary last year. [Applause]…

All Our Todays Have Blue-Checked Fools

and tweets by idiots

19 Years

Murdered as their life was just beginning.

Happy Birthday, CRUSADER!

Handsome devil graces Texas shoreline with his presence

Hope your day is FABULOUS, defiantly unmasked, and full of cheer!

WE love YOU!!

Kathy Kinsley

I was so very shocked and saddened to get a text message from THS that Kathy Kinsley had died.

She was a long time commenter here, and she’d always keep checking in during those times when we had some gaps in posting, and always with grace and class.

She will be missed, and we are very, very sad.

RIP

Oh Joe Joe Joe

Not sure this was *quite* the phrase you wanted

“No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger, other than self-defense and that rarely ever occurs,” he said. “So we have to just change the culture. Period.”
Then he maybe took it too far, adding, “And keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it,” making matching punching motions with his fist.

This

This This This this

The big takeaway from Impeachment Theater is that American voters have influence over a much smaller portion of the federal government than they believed. Washington is a feudal bureaucratic empire with a small suggestion box.
Last week American voters were introduced to the idea that the elected President of the United States can be accused of “undermining” foreign policy determined by the permanent bureaucracy, which spends billions of our tax dollars but is not even slightly interested in our input.

Read all of it.

It is 100% correct.

Rest In Peace, Al Haynes

A model of heroism and professionalism, the Captain of United 232 died Sunday.

Read the cockpit transcript, and the story of one he saved.

Happy Birthday

…to THIS guy.

Ebola and I loveses ya like CRAZY, you know.

This Is The Funniest Thing You’ll Read All Week

Thanks to Ace, I will say up front I feel very sorry for this guy’s kids, it’s horrible what he’s put them through, but sweet baby Jeebus I swear it’s impossible to read through this without laughing out loud several times:

“The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge A Harvard Law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn’t seem like an obvious mark, would he? “

We’ll Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven

This Will Never Get Old

What an absolute unprepared idiot he is.

But hey, he has a “boo”.

President Bush Will Be Taking a Piece of Pensacola With Him

It’s a magical place to Naval Aviators.

Godspeed.

#BlueAngels #Pensacola

President George Herbert Walker Bush

…has shuffled off his mortal coil, and undoubtedly gone to Heaven.

This is my favorite portrait of him. Not only because it is so incredibly informal and human, but also because it looks eerily like my Dad. I’ve been lucky enough to meet the artist (Jeffrey Bass), and told him how much this picture affects me every single time I visit it in the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

George Bush was an American hero and national treasure. I hope Barbara doesn’t give him too much grief when he hits the Pearly Gates.

Perspective is Important

…when one chooses to flame throw.

This Is Hilarious

A much needed palliative this week

Shut Up, Wesley: Ceaselessly Annoying Social Justice Warrior and Manchild Wil Wheaton Banned From LEFTWING Social Media Site

read it all!

Sorry, But You’re Not “Polarizing”

You’re “pathetic.” A “parody.” A “joke”

Hillary Clinton, in an interview with a British newspaper this week, appeared to compare herself to wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill while responding to a question about being a polarizing figure.

“I’m sure they said that about Churchill between the wars, didn’t they?” she told The Guardian when asked if she should withdraw from public life to help heal divisions in the U.S., given her reputation.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee then immediately claimed she wasn’t actually comparing herself to Churchill, before going on to elaborate on the analogy.

Churchill went into the political wilderness between the two World Wars and during that time was a key voice criticizing then-Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement toward Adolf Hitler. He would go on to become prime minister himself and help lead the Allies to victory in World War II.

The Guardian report notes that Clinton made the Churchill reference “a fraction too quickly for the line to sound spontaneous.”
Clinton continued: “I mean, I’m not comparing myself, but I’m just saying people said that, but he was right about Hitler, and a lot of people in England were wrong. And Churchill was a pain. He kept popping up all the time.”

I love the note from the Grauniad, it’s perfectly true. She has never done anything in her entire life that was spontaneous. Everything she does has been planned to move her up the power chain.

And she will never understand, and certainly never forgive, the peasants for rejecting her

New RNC Ad

Pretty damn good.

A Group of Screamers

…just jumped Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell. God bless her, she rips back at them.
Dangerous, but don’t we ALL want to.

Someone is going to die, Maxine Waters.

UPDATE:

Cretin think: Of course it’s Elaine Chao’s fault – everything was fine until SHE lost her cool.

“Children RIPPED FROM THEIR MOTHERS’ ARMS!!!!”

Everything is a lie with these people.

And dad would kinda sorta like his daughter back.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘They’re together and safe: Father of Honduran two-year-old who became the face of family separation crisis reveals daughter was never separated from her mother, but the image of her in tears at U.S. border control ‘broke his heart’

Anthony Bourdain RIP

Son of a bitch thing to do, the son of a bitch. We always knew he was a wreck and one of the world’s biggest assholes, but he’s ALWAYS been one.
He didn’t have to leave.

New York (CNN)Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61.

CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series “Parts Unknown.” His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

My favorite Anthony Bourdain episode: Beirut.

At minute 20 or so, he starts to become American again, and his paean to the United States Marines who rescue him from a war zone makes me cry to this very day.

Anthony Bourdain in Beirut, 2006 from Andrew MacGregor Marshall on Vimeo.

Breaking News From the Scandal Free Obama Administration

Anybody else SICK OF THESE GUYS YET?!?!?!

Man, I HATE these holier-than-thou, mendacious, anti-American sumbitches with a passion more every day.

There’d better be justice for the American citizen coming…SOMEWHERE…SOMEDAY…for at least ONE of these assholes.

UPDATE: More…

Remember

At the end of April I had the honor of bearing and raising the colors in a joint march and memorial here in Western Australia for ANZAC day. The holiday was first started to commemorate the loss of more than 60,000 men of the Australian and New Zealander Army Corps during the First World War, later representing a commemorative service for all war dead in the subsequent years with a nationwide dawn service. As the suns sets here in Australia, it’s just starting to ink the horizon of the East coast of the United States with brighter shades and will begin our Memorial Day, like ANZAC day, remembering those who gave their lives that others might live and do so in freedom.

For those of us that have served, the concept of degrees of separation is far less than six to be remembering a missing brother or sister in arms today, even family. For we Americans, regardless of their degrees of separation, today is a day of reflection, of doing the things that our loved ones loved to do, remembering the good times gone by, helping families cope and visiting the lost. Flowers are laid, prayers are said, tears and laughter alike to be had.

Those of us abroad who can’t be home to visit with loved ones or visit the resting place of our family carry our own tributes. It might be a bracelet, a small token, pictures, but it helps. I picked up our flag in April in my own remembrance of not just of our fallen allies, but of our own joint fallen in these last decades of combat, to include the closest thing I have to a little brother. I spent today kayaking and making a haphazard attempt to fish which I know John would have been in tears laughing to watch, because boating and fishing were two things we enjoyed doing as children; things he obviously got far, far better at than me as an adult. In a few hours, instead of raising a flag, I’ll put a beer on the table next to John’s picture since that was the last brew we had together a few years back while I was TDY in Colorado, where he was stationed. After, I’ll sit back and watch Predator, one of our favorite movies growing up and I’ll probably follow that up with Aliens. I’ll call my folks and John’s folks once they get up and we’ll talk about old times and what’s going on now, I’ll send John’s wife and munchkins my love. Coincidentally, today is also my birthday and the irrationality of it all is that if I had a birthday wish it’s for the one thing I really can’t have, outside of old pictures like when we went to Medieval Times as kids for my birthday. I was born four years before John and am thankful for every moment we had, but I’ll be damned if I don’t wish I woke up in my bed in Guam the morning I got the news and it was all just a horrid dream.

Across the globe folks are doing similar things remembering the thousands of other losses in a service to sustaining our way of life. If you have half a chance, I’d ask you attend a memorial today, be a part of that national tribute to those that went before us. It doesn’t particularly matter if you don’t know someone who’s been taken in service of our Nation, you’re a tribute to their passage because you are walking, talking example of what that sacrifice was meant to preserve: you are an American.

Love you and miss you brother.

~ Ebola





“Rommel! You Magnificent Bastard!”

“I READ YOUR BOOK!!!”

Probably would have helped if Lil’ Rocket Man had a copy of The Art of the Deal, right?

Photo: Reuters


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