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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.

Cecile Richards Hits the Road After a Successful Austin Women’s March



Filed under Cecile Richards, Funny Stuff

Sean Spicer Calls Second Press Conference to Discipline Media for Grossly Undercounting Number of Democrats Ogling Melania at Inauguration


Washington, DC – President Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, wasted no time today letting the White House Press Pool know how it was going to be for the next four years.  Even after widespread complaints among the reporters from most networks for Spicer’s critical tone during yesterday’s press conference, the White House was at it again.

Trump Inauguration

The First and Second Ladies of the USA

Spicer rebuked CNN, in particular, for circulating doctored photographs that downplayed the impact that the First Lady’s entrance had among democrats seated in the VIP section to the right of the podium.

Spicer tersely began: “First of all, it was unprofessional to photoshop out the profusely bleeding cut on former President Clinton’s forehead after his wife hit him in the face with her cell phone.  That was simply unnecessary.  The whole nation knows about the ongoing struggle that they face whenever beautiful women are present and they are in public together.”

He continued.  “But the most irresponsible part was removing many of the leering faces from the photos they released.  It just gives a false and misleading message about the impact the First Lady is having on the Washington community, and the nation.  It also falsely suppresses the large numbers of high-ranking Democrats who should probably be listed sex offenders.  People think Joe Biden is the only one, and this is simply not the case.  Thank you.  Please address all questions via email to former SecState Clinton’s personal account.”


Filed under Loose Pollen

Moonwalker Down

eugene_cernanThe last man to leave his footprints on the surface of the Moon, Eugene A. Cernan, a crack naval aviator sought out and recruited by NASA as a Moon mission commander, has died today.  He was 82.
Gene Cernan flew the LM on Apollo 10 down from orbit to fairly close to the lunar surface, (NOT landing) and then did it again on the mission he commanded, Apollo 17, in which he landed and spent three days on the surface.

A graduate of Purdue University’s Electrical Engineering School, he was very generous in his visits and time spent back at the University in later years. He spent many hours with aerospace engineering graduate students like me, answering questions about the technical aspects of his flights. I got to meet him on a number of occasions, and he was always very gracious, humble and rock solid, as one would expect from a naval aviator who slammed hurtling pieces of burning metal onto the decks of aircraft carriers about 200 times. Ice water flowed in his veins, and I was quite sure that he was one of those Apollo commanders for whom space flight was nothing to get excited about. Godspeed, Gene.

Cross-Posted at Nox & Friends.


Filed under Space

Forget Fidel



Filed under Andrew Breitbart, Fidel Castro

Advanced Blamestorming

You have to give her credit.  She’s creative and resourceful.


She even blamed her own coughing fits on Trump.  Apparently, just thinking about him gives her hairballs.  But she’s not the only one.  Credit:


Pretty soon, it will even be showing up in children’s books.  At least this one is partly true.



Filed under Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Read the Hate Closely, And You’ll See Begrudging Respect for Phyllis Schlafly Even Among Feminists


The awesome woman who dared to resist feminism back when it was really uncool to do so died Monday.  Predictably, even young leftists who had never heard of Phyllis Schlafly happily joined the chorus in celebrating and mocking her death.  I won’t quote any of those idiots, but Breitbart compiled a good number of Tweets and comments just from the journalistic and professional world if you’d like to see them here.

Hatred is the working medium of feminists of all kinds, and I’ve seen plenty of it while reviewing comments about Schlafly’s death.  There simply are no exceptions.  But if you look closely, in the midst of the ubiquitous hate, occasionally a few of the Third Wave Feministas slip up and take notice that Mrs. Schlafly was no dummy.


Amanda Marcotte, a feminist writer for, is no one you would expect to cast any praise on a conservative woman.  She spends her days writing the most vile hatred of men, in general, and attempting to convince people that Hillary Clinton is a saint whose only crime is having a vagina.  Grudging, offhanded and couched in man-hate as it is, this is as good as the praise gets from Amanda Marcotte.

Well done, Phyllis.  Go rest high on that mountain, and may your favorite candidate (Donald Trump) win easily in November.  Sleep well, witty lady.


Filed under Feminism, Phyllis Schlafly

‘Wikileaks’ Releases Video and Secret Dialog Between Trump and Mexican President Pena-Nieto


To view a larger size, go here. Idea for graphic stolen from federal wiretaps of Hardnox’s phone conversations.  As for commentary about the actual trip to Mexico and the rousing speech in Phoenix upon return to the US, see Pete’s comments below, or those of Diann Russell beginning here:

Patriot Retort – I just finished watching Donald Trump’s immigration speech from Phoenix last night, and all I can say is, wow! It was excellent.

Trump didn’t just give a dry, boring, wonkish policy speech.  Instead, he delivered this speech with his trademark excitement and enthusiasm to an equally excited and enthusiastic crowd.  Yesterday was a yuge day for Mr. Trump and one that could very well be the turning point in this election.

You know how I know?  Because the Left is having a collective freak-out over all of it — his trip to Mexico, his speech in Arizona. All of it.  The louder they scream and the harder they clutch their pearls, the more certain I am that Trump hit a home run yesterday.  Read the entire essay at the Patriot Retort.


Filed under Funny Stuff

For Bluebird: The Guys Behind The Piano Guys


Filed under Funny Stuff

Wake Up America; This Is Not a Joke

Hillary Clinton’s shocking level of depravity and evil is one of the most well-documented facts on the planet.

This is not propaganda. This is a real case that has been reported periodically (but poorly) since the early 1990s. Check it out for yourself here and in other places.  Then vote against this evil in November.  Please.


Kathy Shelton, 1975


Kathy Shelton, today

Hat tip: Woodsterman for the video.


Filed under Hillary Clinton

More Adventures of Plenty Valenti, Feminist Olympian in Rio


To see previous adventures of our heroine, Plenty Valenti, who bears no resemblance at all to the actual Feminist Icon, Jessica Valenti, go here.

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