Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup Gil Elvgren Car

Happy Sunday! Another gorgeous day in the Once And Future Nation of America. The Sun is shining, there’s a chill of Fall in the air, and the squirrels are finding nuts somewhere and cracking them on the porch. No idea where they’re getting them from. This pinup is by Gil Elvgren, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. The Other McCain discusses the Biden Blame Game and sad fate of #NeverTrump
  2. The People’s Cube covers the the equal right to be unequal
  3. The Political Hat covers a special snowflake looking for attention
  4. This one’s a bit controversial, but, Paul Kersey discusses Dallas schools no longer suspending kids
  5. This ain’t Hell… covers Democrats introducing a bill to eliminate the Space Force
  6. Weasel Zippers notes Kamala hiring new aids to clean up her image
  7. Independent Sentinel highlights the U.S. buying drones made in China
  8. The Last Refuge shows Hillary Clinton being heckled as a war criminal
  9. The Gateway Pundit covers a poll showing people abandoning China Joe in droves
  10. The First Street Journal highlights the Jew hatred of the Squad
  11. Raised On Hoecakes has a question for the Insulate Britain folks
  12. Powerline wonders if electric cars are a joke
  13. Patterico’s Pontifications has a music controversy he wants solved (it’s a group, not clothes)
  14. Pacific Pundit highlights a F*** Joe Biden chant at a small food court
  15. And last, but not least, Moonbattery covers the Australian COVID police

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24 Responses to “Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    We left Afghanistan as we left Vietnam, as losers in a war we shouldn’t have started. Of course it was humiliating. Losing always is! And we deserved the humiliation, thanks to Bush, Obama and Trump. President Biden was the only one with the courage to admit it and leave.

    from Empire of Chickenhawks: Why America’s Chaotic Departure from Afghanistan was Actually Perfect

    The biggest fallacy about our exit from Afghanistan is that there was a “good” way for us to get out. There is no good way to lose a war. With defeat comes humiliation. We were humiliated in the way we pulled out of Kabul — and we should have been, because we believed the lies we had been told right up to the last moment.

    Everyone was shocked — shocked — when the headlines started to come. Aug. 9, from the AP: “Taliban press on, take two more provincial capitals.” That story was a doozie. “On Monday they [the Taliban] controlled five of the country’s 34 provincial capitals.”

    How did Afghanistan collapse so quickly to Taliban control? Because “we” — the U.S. military and its NATO allies — never controlled it to begin with. Nor did our puppets in the so-called Afghan government. The idea that we ever did, that we ever “controlled” or even had our finger on the pulse of the “graveyard of empires” was a lie.

    These presidents, and these members of Congress, and these generals, and these war-happy pundits, ran a great big gigantic con on the citizens of this country who were paying the taxes which — someday, perhaps — will pay for the $2 trillion we pissed away over in Afghanistan, and the trillions we pissed away in Iraq, too. They lied over and over and over again that with just another troop surge, or another troop withdrawal (because suddenly everything was hunky-dory) and of course just another infusion of billions and billions of dollars and the loss of a couple thousand more American lives we could “win” in Afghanistan and “win” in Iraq.

    Over there, they laughed at us. The Afghans and the Iraqis who took the money, took all the equipment we gave them, took 20 years of our politics and our “prestige” as a nation, and the whole time they were laughing their heads off, because they knew what we didn’t know. None of it was working. None of it would ever work. And one day we would be headed out of both countries with our tails between our legs, because that’s what you do when you lose.

    That’s why our frantic, chaotic exit from Kabul was perfect, because it perfectly capped off 20 years of lies about what was really going on over there, 20 years of frantic, chaotic thrashing around and throwing money and the bodies of young American men and women at a problem that could never be solved.

    We couldn’t, and we didn’t, and when that American major general, all kitted-out in the combat gear we spent 20 years dressing our soldiers in, scampered up the ramp of that cargo jet to steal away from the Kabul airport in the middle of the night, it was the absolute perfect ending to the perfect disaster the war in Afghanistan had always been. We were humiliated in front of the entire world, as we should have been. The way we left Afghanistan “did damage to our credibility and to our reputation,” the famous Gen. Petraeus (on board of equity firm KKR, with investments in defense manufacturers) told CBS when it was all over.

    Yeah, it did, Dave, and it should have. Maybe now the geniuses who got us into those godforsaken disastrous wars and kept us there will think twice before they do it again.

    Except, wait. That was supposed to have been the great “lesson of Vietnam.” Never mind.

    We didn’t remember the humiliation of losing and running from Vietnam, did we? The Generals, Presidents, Congress, “defense” contractors($100s of billions/yr), the “economy” and “patriotic” pundits will never remember, as forgetting pays too, too well.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    In the Gateway Pundit (that William Teach rarely links, LOL) also says:

    That doesn’t mean voters are wishing they’d instead picked Trump, who in recent weeks has hinted at a possible re-run in 2024. The poll found 42% said they’d pick Trump now, down from his actual 2020 election total of 46.9%…

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    There are so many it’s hard to keep up.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Joey is shipping those illegals down at the border all over the country while he lies and says they have been deported.
    Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Skankles heckled in Belfast.

    And to think if not for Donald Trump this alcoholic witch would traipsing around America like this.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Speaking of right-wing hypocrisy…

      Wasn’t it the Bush (R-TX) administration that lied us into Iraq and Afghanistan? And weren’t the invasions supported by conservative voters who finally elected Bush in 2004? Yet chickenhawks like William Teach, jimhoft, Tucker, gutfeld, the T**** boys, Kilmeade, urged other young Americans to go fight and die fighting Islamists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      Conservative Americans “canceled” the Dixie Chicks for opposing Bush’s invasions.

      Although FOX was the worst offender, mainstream media hopped on the war wagon as well.

      • Dana says:

        The forgetful Mr Dowd wrote:

        Wasn’t it the Bush (R-TX) administration that lied us into Iraq and Afghanistan?

        Perhaps you’ve forgotten September 11, 2001? The CIA believed that there were WMD in Iraq, and yes, you can disagree with the Administration’s assessment that we needed to go in and eliminate them, but there was no question, no question at all, that al Qaeda was responsible for September 11th, no question at all that they were hiding in Afghanistan, and no question at all that Mullah Omar’s Taliban government was not going to arrest and surrender them.

        Going into Afghanistan to destroy al Qaeda was absolutely the right thing to do. Expanding the mission to destroy the Taliban was mishandled.

      • Dana says:

        The perhaps unaware Mr Dowd wrote:

        Conservative Americans “canceled” the Dixie Chicks for opposing Bush’s invasions.

        The Dixie Chicks, now known as just the Chicks, are still together and touring. Yeah, some people boycotted their music; so what?

        Cowboy, take me away.

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    Who knew?

    After years of hearing about Trump’s taxes, it turns out it’s Joey who’s soaking the IRS. So in addition to the $7 trillion in debt he just saddled your grandkids with, turns out sleepy Joe might owe five hundred large.

    Who knew that falling asleep in your soup, forgetting the names of foreign heads of state, and smelling the hair of oval office visitors weren’t all tax-deductible?

    A new non-partisan report shows Biden improperly avoided paying Medicare taxes before he took office – Which means he could owe as much as 500 grand in back taxes. A half-million dollars — that buys a lot of Poligrip and Icy Hot patches.

    500 g’s. Hell, that’s enough money to buy one of his son’s paintings. Wonder what Joe has to say about that.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      So the nuGOP is examining President Biden’s tax returns? Those tax returns that candidate Biden released? Those tax returns?

      And nuGOPhers are questioning President Biden’s use of and S-Corp to reduce his tax burden?

      Do you see the irony?

      • Kye says:

        No, the “nuGOPhers” are questioning the legality of his declared salary and deferred taxes. Why aren’t YOU? You’re always screaming about raising taxes on the rich how about you get him to pay what he already owes and worry about more after you collect this. Trump is yesterdays news get with current events Elwood. Did you take all your deductions? I know I did. And I’m gonna get real tricky with this years because I’m making so much money off the demofascists I have to. I haven’t had a one year income over $1 million since 1998. Thanks, sleepy joe!

        The nuBudget includes funding for 85,000 new IRS agents and other assorted paraphernalia for the IRS. Do you think that the illegal biden dictatorship is doing that to collect more taxes from the 18 million rich in America or to further shake down the other 200 million working stiffs? Hint: The new law requires all transactions over $600 be reported to the IRS. The fascists in charge are after your money honey.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Whatever the Dems accuse you of doing, they are in fact doing themselves.

          Poor Rimjob is so confused.
          But then again he’s just another dipshit leftist wannabe.

          Bwaha! Lolgf

  7. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Sidney (Big Sid) Powell, one of T****’s superstar lawyers, said that the Jan 6 insurrection was to delay VP Pence’s certification of the vote to give Powell time to get her 12th Amendment objection to Supreme Court Justice Alito.

    But Speaker Pelosi reconvened Congress before Alito could issue an injunction stopping the proceeding.

    “Justice Alito was our circuit justice for that,” Powell recalled. “And we were suing the vice president to follow the 12th Amendment as opposed to the Electoral College Act.”

    “Everything broke loose and she (Pelosi) really had to speed up reconvening Congress to get the vote going before Justice Alito might have issued an injunction to stop it all, which is what should have happened,” Powell said.

    Does Big Sid want to see Sedition Don in prison?

  8. David7134 says:

    Bush had two and only two talents. He was not Gore and he was not Kerry. Other than that he was a liberal. But the worse thing that Bush did was to give us Roberts.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      He gave us massive debt, tax cuts for the wealthy, and lied us into the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan (but he had lots of help). Otherwise he was relatively inoffensive.

      Bush nominated Chief Justice Roberts who was confirmed by the Senate where all 55 GOPhers voted for him. 22 Dems opposed Roberts. No doubt you and other far-rightists would have preferred a hyper-partisan far-rightist rather than a jurist. Wouldn’t Rush Limbaugh have made a great Chief Justice?

      • Kye says:

        Who gave us more debt, Hussein or Bush? If you are suddenly concerned about debt I assume you’re against the AOC/Squad/Schumer-Pelousey 5.5 trillion spending bill?

        “No doubt you and other far-rightists would have preferred a hyper-partisan far-rightist rather than a jurist.”

        That’s what makes you such a liar. Are only your hyper-partisan radical leftists “jurists”? What we support are “Constitutionalists” not people who make shit up or who twist the meaning of the document. If people want the Constitution changed there is a way to do that but interpreting all meaning out of it is not the right way. When people cannot depend on the law to be 1. fairly and equally applied, 2. consistent and 3. moral and just then we have no law just the opinions of people that change periodically on a whim.

        You really don’t know anything about “far-rightists” do you? And you’re incapable of being fair toward them. I recall when you were bitching that McCain and Romney and Bush were far-rightists. Wow. Those three are what Real Americans call RINO’s and liberal Republicans. But you’re so far left they seem like King Faisal to you. It’s like you calling Trump a Tyrant while your fake president steals people’s businesses, eliminates workers jobs, tells landlords they can’t collect the rent, uses OSHA and the CDC like they are legislatures and allows g-men to murder unarmed women without a trial. Oh, and DEMANDS everyone get a fake “vaccination” because….?

      • david7134 says:

        I am glad you agree that Bush was a suck ass liberal.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:


          You nuCon/white nationalist suck-ass right-wingers consider anyone to the left of david duke to be liberal.

          Bush is an oldCon.

      • Jl says:

        Really? Then why when Obama had control of the House and a super-majority in the Senate for several months didn’t the Dems massively tax “the rich”? Nothing was stopping them from doing it-instead a minor 2% increase. And of course Bush’s tax cuts went to most working Americans, not just “the rich”.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          nuCons lie.

          President Obama was sworn in on January 20, 2009 with just 58 Senators to support his agenda, as Republicans contested Al Franken’s election in Minnesota and he didn’t get seated for seven months (August 2009).

          Republican Senator Arlen Specter switched parties giving President Obama 59 votes — a vote shy of the super majority. One month later, Democratic Senator Byrd of West Virginia was hospitalized and was out of commission

          In July 2009, Minnesota Senator Al Franken was sworn in, giving President Obama the magic 60 — but in theory, because Senator Byrd was still out.

          In August 2009, Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died and the number went back down to 59 again until Paul Kirk temporarily filled Kennedy’s seat in September 2009. Any pretense of a supermajority ended on February 4, 2010 when Republican Scott Brown was sworn into the seat Senator Kennedy once held.

          Bush and T**** both cut taxes that went primarily to the wealthy. It’s the GOPher way.

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