Friday, March 19, 2021

Quip While You're Ahead

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Fortunately, Hunter Biden was unharmed
There's definitely not anything funny about the tragic shootings in Atlanta which left eight people dead. But as inappropriate as it would be to joke about such an event, it's just as inappropriate for those on the Left to trivialize the deaths by turning them into political fodder. 

Because the victims were largely Asian, this is being portrayed as a possible hate crime despite there being no evidence to support that conclusion (including the expressed motive of the shooter). The shootings are also being tied to a "wave" of hate-inspired attacks on Asians which A) are blamed on Donald Trump for noticing that Covid-19 came from China, B) are blamed on white supremacists and, C) are mostly committed by black men who are, by definition, incapable of bigotry.

Similarly, we think vice-president Kamala Harris was wrong to open an international meeting by citing the shootings as evidence that our nation is characterised by racism and violence. Would she have brought this up at all had the shooter been black? Or, had the Atlanta incident never happened, would she have started the conference with a serious discussion of the ever-growing mountain of shooting victims in Chicago?

The Atlanta tragedy, committed by an individual with clear mental problems, should not be misused nor mischaracterized for anyone's political agenda. Especially by Ms. Harris who, having started in a similar line of work, should have more sympathy for the victims.


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This cartoon represents a little slice of life (no pun intended) for the Jarlsberg household today (Thursday). The vicious face-eating killer pitbull (codename: Ladybug) who helps guard our estate had to have significant corrective surgery for a knee-related problem, and so there was hand-wringing aplenty as we awaited word that the anesthesia and procedure had gone as intended. And it did!

Ladybug (who also answers to the names Bug, Bitty Bug, Bitter Bug, Bitters, Buglas, and Bugger) will now start an 8-12 week program of home rehabilitation and extreme pampering. 

Simultaneously, we'll be getting a personal lesson in humility by lifting, carrying, and steering her every single time she needs to go to the bathroom. But it could be worse - just think of the poor bastards who have to do that for Joe Biden.


Some folks were concerned that I hadn't mentioned Penny, the Official Dog of Hope n' Change. I'm happy to report that she's just fine and is currently on her very best behavior so that she, unlike Bug, won't end up looking like she just washed ashore in a life preserver.

Bug is already doing some limited walking (all per doctor's instructions) and is in good-ish spirits with a healthy appetite. Plus, she's at very little risk of drowning anytime soon.


M. Mitchell Marmel said...

Yanno, I would have had zero idea there was a massage parlor shooting in Atlanta if you hadn't mentioned it. I'm trying to decide whether that's a good thing or not. :D

In much more important matters, Sylvia Siamese, Norma Bates Kitteh and myself wish Ladybug the speediest of recoveries! :D

Mike aka Proof said...

Since all the bad news is being given a racial spin, I feel it's only fair to announce that it is the systemic racism of the Biden administration that is keeping the press from observing the child detainment camps (i.e. kids in cages) on the border. That is all!

mamafrog said...

Poor baby (both of you, lol) I hope things improve soon. Are we going to the ever tasteful cone of shame too? One of my girls was on some meds for her lady surgery and it was the calmest car trip I've ever had! She's a Golden-Lab with the disposition of a nervous Chihuahua. The tongue hanging out was just a bonus! She loves car rides but has to have room to pace, lol. How much does Miss Bug weigh? I'm sure it's more than a regular bottle of Clan Macgregor, which you will probably need after potty duty. Hopefully that won't last long.

Timbotoo said...

So it looks like Harris can’t wait to be named President to be able to have her own World Apology Tour.

RayK said...

If comments resulted in criminal actions, I would think that Russians would be dropping like flies. How anyone can say, with a straight face, that 'Wu Flu' is causing attacks on folks of Asian heritage is beyond me.

My best to you and Ladybug. Speedy recovery!


SpectreRider said...

And speaking of the trauma of bathroom issues, I broke both forearms at the same time as a boy of 12.
Not good at all.

Sortahwitte said...

When you mentioned Ladybug and her malady, I had a mental picture of xi biden being placed on the grass in front of the w/house. And then all the s/s agents looking the other way as he did his "business". You can't say "white" don't you know. A quick recovery to the bug and kudos to her people. I saw a comment the other day about where was St. Patrick when we need him to drive the snakes out of dc.

Fish Out of Water said...

The Atlanta shooter (messed up coward). Again this shows as the Las Vegas coward, the Florida high school coward, the VA Tech coward, the would be assassin of Rep. Giffords, the Aurora, Co. coward ad nauseum, there are people out there with some seriously messed-up up heads who should have been on someone's radar screen before this all happened. Taking away guns will for the umpteenth time, not solve the problem. Improving our mental health system however is a good step towards making such less likely. Its not the weapon but the person who wields it.

That said, many may be aware that in San Francisco (If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear..) an elderly Chinese woman was randomly assaulted (the alleged perp appears to be a Caucasian in this late 20's BTW) who turned the tables on him and beat him about the face with a stick of sorts and sent him the the hospital. I'm sure he'll have a great deal of time to live that down with his fellow holding tank comrades. Perhaps the alleged perp too has head problems, but I think that attack qualifies as a hate crime.

Our knee pad VP? You forget the wokefascist democrat maxim: 'Never let a good crisis go to waste', especially if you can turn it to one's advantage. Don't believe, ask Cindy Sheehan what she thinks now of her treatment by the democrats.

And while we are on the 'woke' subject, here's a gem I found this morning from another site.

Fred Ciampi said...

That's a nice bunch of nicknames you have for sweet Ladybug. T tried one for one of our furbabies but wifey hurt me when she heard me say "Fugley". I healed up in less that a month. Now they are just Angel and Lovey. What would we do without the love we get from our sweet and loving babies?

Snark said...

@Fish: Thank you for that link! I can barely believe that such wokesters could actually become aware that they ARE the problem but one can always hope. Hope (and Change) leads to even better things, such as where we are now.

I can expect (or at least hope) that today's post will be seen by as many woke leftists as possible so as to result in their heads exploding. After all, that way bullets aren't required. (They're hardly worth wasting precious primers anyway.) If any woke leftists find such an attitude "triggering" then good. Assaulting the tender sensibilities (oxymoron alert!) of woke leftists is a perfect target for today's post.

When your only tool is a hammer, then every problem (or opportunity or crisis or challenge) is a nail. The only tool of racists is racism. It has become a rather weak and worn out tool.

TrickyRicky said...

Glad to hear that the Bugster is recovering in fine fashion. One of our previous generation of Labs, who loved to catch big air, landed wrong and blew out her ACL. The resulting surgery was a great success and she was a fully four-legged puppy until we lost her at age 13 1/2 years.

As for politics, nothing surprises me any more. Infuriates me yes, but doesn't surprise.

Roger Myers said...

RE: Lady Bug / Biden

I will pray daily for The Bugster and our country.

KanB said...

I never underestimate the lefts ability to twist and maim most any totally unrelated happenstance into a weapon to attempt bloodying the right.


Stilt & Family,

We had a cat that had to have 2 back legs done with knee surgery, your furbaby should be just fine in a few weeks!!

John the Econ said...

The new (we'll not that new but they no longer pretend that this isn't the case) standard for both Progressive causes and in journalism is "It could have happened, and that's what's really important".

I mean the Atlanta shooter could have been a white supremacist, so we might as well assume so because it conforms to the Progressive narrative against white people and guns. Also, within minutes of the shooting, I saw people on social media commenting on "another Marjorie Taylor Greene voter". If it turns out that he's actually a Democrat, don't expect to hear that in the MSM.

Never mind that he took out two white victims as well. Pretty lame for a supposed "white supremacist".

Also note that all of a sudden the Progressives are now professing their concerns about Asians which they've silently been a war with for a generation and have for all practical purposes grouped in with whites.

Little of what comes out of Kamala's mouth will surprise me.

Quite frankly, the more we actually learn about the Atlanta shooter and his personal demons, I'm more apt to blame the current state of pop culture for his fetishization and objectification of women than racism. But we certainly won't hear that perspective from Progressives or the MSM. (Beware, that link is likely NSFW, but is now totally cool on primetime broadcast television and Twitter)

Prayers for Ladybug and her people for a quick recovery.

Sortahwitte said...

Nothing that goes into kamel-uhs mouth would surprise me. Is it me or is she just creepy standing behind and to the side of cho joe all the time? She's sure as hell not waiting to give him cpr.

Colby Muenster said...

Betcha that Atlanta shooter guy also read Dr. Seuss, and ate Aunt Jerimiah syrup and Chick-Fil-A. Prolly had a David Dukes poster on his gun safe, too. Every frickin day, black people are being gunned down in Chicago... not a peep from the race baiters.

Did y'all hear President Walter refer to Kamala as President Harris? Apparently, even he realizes what Nan and Chuck have planned for him.

Hope Ladybug gets healed up in rapid fashion. We used to have a pit bull named Bones (was basically starved by his original POS owner), and he was a sweetheart (unless you were a cat, possum or snake).

ringgo1 said...

Ladybug has a strong resemblance to my Pit, "Punky", except Punky is Black (note the uppercase "B".). Wishing the Ladybug a rapid and complete recovery. Doggies are a blessing, B"H.

Gonzo'57 said...

Seems to me that the left's assertion that the Atlanta message parlor killings were racially motivated despite the killers own admission that he did not act based on ethnicity might be an attempt to divert attention away from the very real possibility that Atlanta may have a problem with prostitution and the Democratic administration in Atlanta is doing nothing to help those caught in this lifestyle. Of course, who would expect a Democrat to do anything to help socially/economically disadvantaged people. That's not what they do. They merely pay lip service to such ideals every election cycle and when elected go about the business of ignoring the plight of the very constituents that elected them. And here's the reason why: Dems know that should they actually solve the problems plaguing there cities then they would no longer have a political platform to run on. Parasitic bastards.

On another note:

In the past two weeks there have been multiple murders of white people by Black people. Where the hell is the outrage from Burn, Loot, Murder or K. Harris? Total silence. Two faced F'n bastards. The lot of them.

I have been paying attention to these types of news reports. There are more of them but I don't have the time to look them up right now. I will tell you this, in the initial reporting of these murders the race of the killer is never mentioned unless of course the killer is white. It took some digging to find the race of the killers in the news reports.

Again, Two Faced F'n Bastards. The lot of them.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- I haven't had time to do more than skim comments, but I hope to reply more fully in the near future. I've been on "Ladybug" duty, since we have to watch the post-operative gal (who's doing fine) to make sure she doesn't lick her stitches (when she's not wearing her cone-of-shame) plus I'm the only one here who can slip a harness under her to help stroll her outside when nature calls. All of which sounds like it shouldn't take any time at all, but I'm a soft-hearted sonofagun and every time I see those needy eyes I can't leave her side. Plus, it's exhausting to care so damn much. I don't know how progressives manage to get out of bed in the morning.

One quick thought I'll throw out about the Massage Parlor Murders is that I'm hearing a lot (too much!) about racism and Asian-hatred, and not many questions about why we even have masturbation parlors populated by Asian women who likely aren't there by choice? Human trafficking, anyone? Hello...? But I guess as long as the owner/pimps pay their taxes, the Left is happy.

More later, I hope, but keep the fires burning without me. And many thanks for all of the doggy well-wishes!

DougM said...

Title pun of the month.
Guffaws on the Hunter ref, too.

Glad you answered the "cone of shame" question,
so I didn't have to bring it up.
Give 'er a belly rub and ear scritches for me.

Bobo said...

Prolly her job to slip him a knockout pill if he starts rambling incoherently.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

@Bobo: STARTS?!

Bobo said...

Our mini-poodle developed diabetes last summer and eventually went blind. Even so, he is the same loving companion he was. We give him extra care, attention and loving each day. Best thoughts for ladybug for a successful recovery.

Bobo said...

Haha...well, more than usual.

Maybe if everyone started calling her president he’d think his 4 years are up and go back home to Delaware.

JustaJeepGuy said...

Uh, @Stilt, I can't recall reading about this dog before. Whatever happened to Penny? Did I miss something?

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Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- All is going well with Bug's recovery. It's going to be slow but hopefully steady. I posted a bit of an update on the main page, and also included a picture of Penny who is just fine - albeit a little confused about what's going on with her companion.

For those keeping score (that's you, JustaJeepGuy), Daughter Jarlsberg adopted Ladybug while living in Oklahoma. When the pandemic hit the fan, both daughter and dog moved back here. Penny and Bug get along great (unless there's food in dispute, in which case there's a lot of trash talk), and they take particular pleasure in doing joint "going apeshit" exercises when the outer periphery of Jarlsberg Manor is threatened by a mailman, UPS truck, Amazon delivery, pedestrian, dog-walker, squirrel, or imagined sound.

DougM said...

Nice thing about havin' a dog is that you can have all the toys and dolls you want, and folk'll assume they're for the dog

JustaJeepGuy said...

Okay, @Stilt. I was just afraid I had missed something.

Rod said...

A good friend here has a beautiful dog that sleeps in his bed and farts in his office; but is always very glad to see me. It's a wonderful relationship.

The Overgrown Hobbit said...


Has Ladybug discovered the Evils of the Patriarchy(TM) yet?

That's why the Cone of Shame and no 3rd breakfast.

The Overgrown Hobbit said...


Frakking Auto-correct.

John the Econ said...

I'm hearing a lot (too much!) about racism and Asian-hatred, and not many questions about why we even have masturbation parlors populated by Asian women who likely aren't there by choice? Human trafficking, anyone? Hello...? But I guess as long as the owner/pimps pay their taxes, the Left is happy.

That was among my first thoughts as well. But I'm pretty sure we both know why we won't be hearing much more about this incident going forward; It fails to support the "white supremacist army" narrative while bringing up uncomfortable questions about our immigration policy or lack thereof, which is embarrassing enough for the left at the moment.

JustaJeepGuy said...

@John the Econ, Wait--was that criticism of the great Gropey Joe administration from CNN? WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?? How can that be??? Not only that, but recognition that President Trump's admin was vastly more transparent than Gropey Joe's? What is this, some new kind of leftist "backwards day" propaganda?

mamafrog said...

@JustaJeepGuy You do know he was actually second choice and just a nod to the patriachy, don't you? They want his second in command to run the show, silly.

JustaJeepGuy said...


Sure, they want Kamalatoe to (think she will) run things, but the criticism does kind of stick to her, too. Did the video of Kamalatoe cackling about not visiting the border get any play from the MSM? If it did, that could mean her time is short, too. Considering that she got pretty much zero votes during the primaries, maybe Barack Hussein will have to re-think bringing her into the picture. He wants to be the de facto president anyway; he just has to try to make it look like he's not running things. But as usual, he'll do whatever George Soros tells him to.

Michael Riles said...

Newsflash: North Korea just fired missiles over Japan.

To the tune The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Folks in Pacific
I'll be specific
The way that peace will last?

Plant some nukes
missiles that spook

In India
Australia too
No I'm not through
South Korea
the Philippines

Point their ass
to their main towns
watch their grins
convert to frowns
attacks us and
you will BLEED!