Watching a Bob Hope-James Cagney dance routine (yes, Hope could dance) I was reminded of this recent essay by historian Victor Davis Hanson:
“Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.”
“…when (son) Hunter Biden’s career is scrutinized, it clearly shows ‘that he, along with Joe Biden’s brother James, has been trading on their family name for decades, cashing in on the implication — and sometimes the explicit argument — that giving money to a member of Joe Biden’s family wins the favor of (Senator) Joe Biden.'”
Pols are such criminals, especially this generation of them. Pedo Joe also gets extra cover from his news media pals, even when he sniffs up little girls in public and praises the masked thugs of Antifa
UPDATE: Of course Pedo Joe took a cut, if not the whole enchilada: “A time-honored method of taking bribes is having them paid to a family member, usually in exchange for nominal or nonexistent services.”
Plumber due back this morning to fix three minor leaks in work he had thought completed. Maybe the faucet fixtures are bad. He said they were old but worked and didn’t leak. Now they may, unless it’s something else.
Meanwhile I have to get back on Bugmaster. They sent me a guy who knew nothing about exterminating scorpions in condominium apartments. Only exterminating them in single family homes. No help there.
UPDATE: Plumber never showed up, and the contractor hasn’t explained. Bugmaster guy studying up, promises to call.
MORE: Plumber showed up with his wife and she fixed the leak! Still awaiting the education of Bugmaster.
Israeli Bullpup version of an AR-15 with a long clip. Black dress optional.
When it appeared in the ceiling light fixture, after I’d switched a dead 40w bulb to a 14watt LED, my first thought was Bar’s bad reactions to hornet/wasp stings and such. Very bad reactions. Show-stopping reactions.
So Bugmaster is on the case and can’t come too soon. They advertise as scorpion exterminators. Then I’ll tell her, so her nightmares are fewer. And then I need to replace the LED with a CFL or incandescent.
LED’s won’t survive enclosed space. The things you learn when our thieving pols of both parties are paid off to put sales restrictions on Mr. Edison’s invention, the incandescent.
UPDATE: Bugmaster can’t come until tomorrow, from 4 to 6.
Of President Trump’s impeachment, of course. The Dims and their bureaucrat allies haven’t given up since he declared for president. Despite the fact that, as usual, our multi-millionaire lifetime pols and their GS-whatever lackeys, were there first. They did it first.
“Never mind that they themselves were the originators and instigators of the current proximate cause — foreign meddling (in their cases Italy, Australia, the UK, and Ukraine that we know of so far) — it is Trump who must fall for this sin. They must protect their shallow bureaucratic lives at all costs, even if it means the dissolution of this democratic republic, this nation that we are supposed to love, even if it means civil war. Whatever happens, they will blame Donald Trump at the top of their Beltway lungs when they themselves are to blame.”
Not a plus-sized big girl, our usual fare, but I liked the provocative pose.