Sunday, August 31, 2014

State of Affairs...

I saw this posted over at Instapundit.  Bit of a read, however well worth your time.  It takes years to build something worthwhile.  Destroying it is another issue entirely. In law school you spend a year studying contract and how to form the perfect one.  Then you take a one term elective and learn how to destroy them.  Kapeesh?

Let’s accept, arguendo, that the outgoing DIA chief is right, and that we are now in an era of danger similar to the mid-1930s. How did we get here? It’s worth looking back into the mists of time — an entire year, to Labor Day weekend 2013. What had not happened then? It’s quite a list, actually: the Chinese ADIZ, the Russian annexation of Crimea, the rise of ISIS, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the fall of Mosul, the end of Hungarian liberal democracy, the Central American refugee crisis, the Egyptian-UAE attacks on Libya, the extermination of Iraqi Christians, the Yazidi genocide, the scramble to revise NATO’s eastern-frontier defenses, the Kristallnacht-style pogroms in European cities, the reemergence of mainstream anti-Semitism, the third (or fourth, perhaps) American war in Iraq, racial riots in middle America, et cetera and ad nauseam.

All that was in the future just one year ago.

What is happening now is basically America’s version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The President of the United States — supported to an exceptional extent by an electorate both uncomprehending and untrusting of the outside world — is Clarence the Angel, and he’s showing us what the world would be like if we’d never been born, Unsurprisingly, Bedford Falls is now Pottersville, and it’s a terrible place. Unfortunately we do not get to revert to the tolerable if modest status quo at the end of the lesson: George Bailey will eventually have to shell the town and retake it street by street from Old Man Potter’s Spetsnaz.

But the larger point here is not what’s happening, because what’s happening is obvious. Things are falling apart. The point is how fast it’s come. It takes the blood and labor of generations to build a general peace, and that peace is sustained by two pillars: a common moral vision, and force majeure. We spent a quarter-century chipping away at the latter, and finally discarded the former, and now that peace is gone. All this was the work of decades.

Look back, again, to Labor Day weekend 2013, and understand one thing: its undoing was the work of mere months.

H/T to Insty.


You know you're a redneck when you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say "Cool Whip" on the side.


Join Me.

For the children......


Time For A Little Lefty..

Left Frizzel....

50 Yard Line.


Once Was...

I said Dave.......

One Of My Favorites....

I am living still....

You Don't Have To Call Me....

Time for some Waylon..


La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la....

I'll love her till I die...


Exes....We All Got Em...

Just smile, partner. Just smile.....

Mendocino County Line.....

It's been a while.  Here we go...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Vader Knows....

Labor Day Weekend.....

Hanging out in a marina.

Yeah, it's kind of like that.....

It's Aloha Friday ... work till Monday !!!


Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Lazy, hazy Labor Day Weekend. Some yardwork, maintenance on the whaler and grilling! Y'all have a great weekend!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

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Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nuff said....   

Setting stage....

Douchebag cornerback hits We Welker knocking him out of the PRE -SEASON game with a concussion. Next play, Peyton smokes said cornerback with a pass play for a touchdown. Peyton thens has a converstaion with said cornerback critiquing his , uh, um ....skils.  

NFL fines Peyton $8,200.00 for taunting.

Peyton responds: "I accept it. Money well spent."

Nuff said.

No wait...get a haircut, dumbass.

Rumbear out...



Get Some.

“We don’t have a strategy yet,” Mr. Obama said of his plans for defeating the Islamic State in Syria




Rumbear's Handy Tips.... 

You're welcome.

I Can Relate....

Despite the motto on the header here on my page....I can relate.  

Another year of president Zero and I might just start an

Intra venous

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hat tip to the Chief.

Ice Challenge.....

Old Spice style.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

 I Got This Going For Me.... 

Ha ha suckers.....Mah ship came in! 
Now, if I just had $140.00. Maybe Buck can help me out....

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King Tut.

I'd like to talk seriously just for a moment.....



Good coaches are hard to find.....

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I Gave..... 

...her an extra car length or two.

What Happened? 

Hey, what happened to the Ebola epidemic that was sweeping the world?  It was gonna kill millions, restrict travel and require massive amounts of money to fix.  Now we hear nothing....

What gives?

The 4th Stooge!

Yes indeed, the 4th Stooge has been found! A missing "link" of sorts. It's kind like the mysterious 5th Beatle. Except he is a Stooge and president......

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Giddy Up!!

LGRW !!!!!

Party in the Capital!!! 

No, literally, in the Capital.  Government elected asshats (Democrat all) threw a party shortly after voting to ban the ride sharing companies Uber & Lift.  When the frat party broke up, Ben Hueso, (Dumbass) San Diego, then jumped in his gubbermint car and got his badself arrested for DUI.

We shall see if anyone in the Democrat controlled Sacramento has the balls, uh, temerity to  call for the resignations of this clown posse....

MADD? Gubner Brown? Speaker Atkins?  Buehler???...... 

Friday, August 22, 2014


Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars in a pre season tilt.  Should be a good quarter of football to watch!!

It's Aloha Friday ... work till Monday !!!


Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Lions football tonight.  BONUS...Charger Football manana! Judging a Moot Court Competition at my alma mater this weekend. Y'all have a great weekend!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

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Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

My Kind of Gay Bar!

It has the Rumbear Seal of Approval.


Send in the clowns.

Hat tip to Earl

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Me Either. 

president Zero, Our Hero returned to DC taking a break from his well, er, break. Nobody knows why.

Me either......

So Much....

....for punctuation.  Grammar police gonna kick yur buttocks.


UPDATE:  Clearly he be needing some..... 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

Psychopaths always see amoral in the story.

The student had such a big assignment, he had to burn his kindl at both ends.

People who lack the patience for calligraphy will never have properly formed characters.
Shocked! Shocked I Say! 

Well, I did not see this coming.

Hamas sympathizers in the Heartland?  In the store that was robbed by the Gentle Giant and....looted last nite whilst the Police watched.

Surely Eric Holder will get to the bottom of this.


UPDATE: Maybe it's me, but there seems to be a whole lot of agitating going on.  To what end?

Gamechanger Part II 

The Gentle Giant charged at the police officer.....and was shot..

The Gentle Giant has six bullet holes in him  from the front. (ie not in the back)

The Gentle Giant was stoned on marijuana.....

As a result of these pesky facts getting in the way of the narrative, president Zero has dispatched Attorney General, Eric Holder, (who has been held in contempt of Congress and is subject to arrest) to Ferguson to put a lid on, er, umm...."oversee" the investigation.  Because we all know Eric Holder used to, maybe, well probably, uh, one time....okay..... he has no experience in criminal investigations. But what can it hurt?

Texas Dumbacrats Shine Spotlight On Corrupt Politician.....

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I have stayed out of this one as I have no dog in this hunt.
Just been listening to the Race Baiters, aka, press, Jesse Jackson, Rebrund Al, Same Old Black Panther ParTay & Eric Holder as they try to hold the narrative about a poor gentle giant of a black man gunned down by an evil cop. 

Then, slowly, the facts started coming out....

The Gentle Giant robbed a store
The Gentle Giant punched the store owner
The Gentle Giant fought the with the cop in his car
A shot was fired
The Gentle Giant and his accomplice ran
The Gentle Giant and his accomplice were ordered to stop

and now......

We hear that the Gentle Giant charged at the police officer.....and was shot. 

It's called a Bum Rush.  The goal is to overwhelm your opponent. Seems a video shot (6:08 mark) by a bystander is accompanied by some background commentary that does not support the narrative of the perpetually aggrieved caucus. Transcript below.

#1 How’d he get from there to there?
#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus – the police had his gun drawn already on him –
#1. Oh, the police got his gun
#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him
#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing
#1 The Police?
#2 The Police shot him
#1 Police?
#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running … (garbled something about “he took it from him”)

Ruh Roh....once again those pesky facts are getting in the way of the Race Baiters. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I Stand With Israel....


Blogging will be light......

(It's a National Holiday)

Hat Tip to ORPO for the lower pic)


Celebrate National Rum Day (August 16) with a little history.
Let’s talk about rum—but first we need to discuss garbage. Caribbean sugar farmers of the 17th century had a serious industrial waste problem. As Wayne Curtis recounts in his enjoyable history And a Bottle of Rum, these planters produced sugar by crushing sugar cane, boiling the resulting juices, and then leaving the boiled syrup to cure in clay pots. A viscous liquid would seep out of the pots, and sugar would be left behind.
That liquid was molasses. Today we know molasses as a delicious enabler of gingerbread and shoofly pies, but as Curtis notes, in the 17th century, planters couldn’t give away the cloying liquid. Slaves and livestock ate some of the molasses, but for the most part, it was an annoying bit of industrial waste. Production of two pounds of sugar yielded a pound of molasses, so colonial planters were swimming in the sticky trash. With no export market or practical use for it at home, planters resorted to dumping unwanted molasses into the ocean.
Luckily for the planters, someone eventually figured out a use for this molasses. By mixing it with the liquid skimmed off of cane juice during its initial boiling and fermenting it, one created a serviceable starting point for distillation. And although the exact etymology is still murky, the liquor this process yielded became known as rum.
The rum picture is obviously a little rosier today. Molasses is no longer unwanted industrial waste, and rum sales in the U.S. alone are north of $2 billion a year. Still, when I raised the idea of doing a piece on rum in the mental_floss office, the response was less than enthusiastic. Noses turned up. Eyes glazed over. The editorial team flashed back to throwing down too much rotgut rum and Coke during college.
Aged rums can be beautiful things, though. The best examples are as delightful to sip neat or over an ice cube as any whiskey. And compared to whiskey, they’re for the most part blessedly inexpensive; you can pick up quite a few world-class options for under $40. Eventually, the rest of the staff relented and agreed to taste some rums.
As we sampled more and more brands, the rest of the team seemed to slowly come around on my “Rum is delicious!” stance. Or maybe they just got tired of me yelling “Rum is delicious!” and decided to nod politely. Either way, after extensive taste testing, we narrowed in on 10 brands that would be a great addition to any summer hootenanny.

El Dorado Special Reserve 15 year old

This gem hails from Guyana, and at just $40 or so a bottle, it may be the best bargain in your liquor store. The thick body coats your mouth with strong flavors of raisin, caramel, and the hard top layer of crème brulee that’s really all anyone wants from crème brulee.

Gosling’s Old Rum

At around $65, this wax-dipped Bermuda bottle isn’t cheap. But it’s worth a splurge. It’s incredibly viscous and rich, with a ton of molasses flavor and spice. The flavor is so deep and complex that we talked about what we were tasting—Leather? Lemon? Allspice? Cheeseburger? Not cheeseburger—for a solid 10 minutes.

Ron Vizcaya VXOP

If you’re not used to drinking neat spirits, this one could be a great starting point. Very balanced and smooth enough to not overpower, there’s a nice mild sweetness backed by a pleasant lingering bit of orange.

Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva

Dominican stalwart Brugal recently introduced this gem, which has spent part of its life aging in Spanish sherry casks. The sweet sherry influence comes through on the nose and the flavor without overpowering the cinnamon and vanilla notes. Despite the sherry aging, this one really reminds us of bourbon. If you’re a bourbon drinker looking to branch out into rum, start here.

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 year old

If you doubt a rum can pack a lot of chocolate flavor, grab a bottle of this Guatemalan. The nose almost smells like hot cocoa mix, and the chocolate comes through in the flavor with a little maraschino cherry in the finish.

Pyrat XO

The problems with those gummy candied orange slices are that a) they don’t contain any booze and b) you can’t drink them. This squat bottle comes close to solving both issues. Strong, sweet orange flavors could almost trick you into thinking this one’s a liqueur and make it all too easy to throw back.

Mount Gay Black Barrel

The newest product from Barbados’ Mount Gay is another great introduction to rum. It’s well balanced and could easily slot into a cocktail without overpowering it. Nice little bit of mint in the finish.

Don Q Gran Anejo

If you’re looking to buy American, look no further than this treat from Puerto Rico. It’s lighter in body and more delicate than most of this list, but packs in a lot of tropical fruit flavor, a solid punch of vanilla, and a lightly smoky flavor.

Cruzan Estate Single Barrel

Another bargain at just $25, Cruzan’s single barrel is on the drier end of the spectrum, but it’s got a lot of nutmeg, clove, and spice with just a bit of raisin in the flavor.

Bacardi Anejo

Not as thick or sweet as most of this list, Bacardi’s anejo finds a nice middle ground between the familiar light rums and the richer, heavier rums. Lots of banana flavor in this one. Nice enough to sip neat, but it really shines in cocktails.
What did we miss? Tell us what other rums we should be trying in the comments. I’ll start: it’s unconscionable that I couldn’t wrangle a bottle of Appleton Estate 12 year to share.