First, I would like to give a big FU to WordPress for forcing the use of their Block Editor.

Second, we will be on a short trip for a week or so. I may or may not be online.

Potpourri Posts are when I accumulate too many pictures that have nothing in common with one another. Some of this and that.

I would like to dedicate this post to Mary Louise Parker who ranks high on my spankability meter.

She got spanked more than once on Weeds

Back When Life Was Easy


As Seen on Hotbottoms Blog. It Could Be The New Digital Art That Sells For Millions

Can Someone Please Explain To Me What This Is About?



I Am Informed This Is Called A Screw Cactus. Does the flower have a face?

I really miss seeing her on my morning run. Talk about firm.

OK, Let’s try another interaction. I post the picture. I ask the question. You reply. The question is what is the gal on the left thinking?


In closing, a classic tango

Last Saturday In March

I think this perfectly illustrates how the socialist policies help no one while pissing tax dollars away.

Big government programs usually fail. San Francisco is spending $16.1 million on “safe sleeping villages” containing a total of 262 tents for the homeless. That’s $61,000 each, approaching the median individual income in San Francisco, yet they still live in tents.
Here is one location of the safe sleeping villages in front of the city hall in San Fransisco.

Housing was once affordable in San Francisco

“Most people know that the San Francisco Bay Area has one of the most expensive housing markets in the nation. However, not everyone realizes that, as recently as 1970, Bay Area housing was as affordable as housing in many other parts of the country. Data from the 1970 census shows that a median-income Bay Area family could dedicate a quarter of their income to housing and pay off their mortgage on a median-priced home in just 13 years. By 1980, a family had to spend 40 percent of their income to pay off a home mortgage in 30 years; today, it requires 50 percent.”
— Economic Facts and Fallacies: Second Edition by Thomas Sowell



On this week’s Colorado shooting:

Former President Barack Obama released a statement on the Boulder shooting saying recent killings are being driven by “disaffection, racism and misogyny” — despite Colorado officials identifying the gunman who slaughtered 10 inside a grocery store as mentally ill.
But other recent mass shootings were committed out of religious zeal — which went unmentioned by Obama — by radicalized Muslim Americans whose families recently immigrated to the United States.
Tucker Calls Him Out
Barack Obama has been labeled ‘a racial arsonist’ by Tucker Carlson, with the Fox News host accusing the former president of emerging only to foment societal tension. Carlson said that the former president ‘took a break from becoming one of the richest men in the world’ to weigh in.  ‘More than any other contemporary American leader, Barack Obama is a racial arsonist,’ said Carlson. ‘He emerges at our most vulnerable moments to deepen the wounds that divide us. He sows hate.’
This is what I was talking about last week. Barack gave racism back to America.

Biden Speaks  Reads Cards

The President was at his most dishonest in addressing the Senate legislative filibuster. Asked if the 60-vote threshold is a legacy of racist Jim Crow, Mr. Biden said yes. But then what was Senator Biden doing in 2006 joining a filibuster attempt (which failed) against Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito?

On Wednesday Sen. Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican, did the public service of reading Mr. Biden’s entire hour-long 2005 speech de- fending the filibuster on the Senate floor.

“If there is one thing this country stands for it’s fair play—not tilting the playing field in favor of one side or the other, not changing the rules unilaterally. We play by the rules, and we win or lose by the rules,” Mr. Sasse quoted Vintage Joe of 2005. “That quintessentially Ameri- can trait is abandoned in the ‘nuclear option.’ Republican Senators as well as Democratic ones have benefited from minority protections. Much more importantly, American citizens have benefited from the Senate’s check on the excesses of the majority.”

Mr. Biden’s flip-flop tells us that Democrats in Congress are preparing to break the 60-vote filibuster rule, and he’ll go along for the ride as he has on everything since Jan. 20. He’s been less President than Prime Minister of the Pelosi- Schumer government.

Democrats are waiting to lay the anti-filibusterer groundwork politically, and Mr. Biden played his part by denouncing modest GOP state election reforms as “sick.” Watch for Democrats to use the highly partisan H.R.1 to break the filibuster in the name of “democracy.” That 800-page legislation would overrule 50 state election laws and reduce absentee-ballot verification and integrity.


Strict Julie Readers Are Loyal

Vegas is wide open

Now I have posted some eye candy for the ladies. Bacall sure likes it.


I recently posted a list of what I thought were some half-decent spanking clips. Well, those that had some appeal to me. I asked readers to submit their own favs. I got zero. Thanks a lot, folks

Strict Julie recently posted several clips. None of them turned my crank, but she got dozens of suggested clips. I guess her readers, mostly male subbies, are more loyal than OBB readers.

Julie shows her domme side saying things like I can whip a man like that. I enjoy doing it. Even writing that makes me gush a little.

That makes me cringe. I have never wanted to be whipped. I never wanted to be dominated or humiliated. But, I know I am in the minority for not giving a whit about such.

I have been reading Strick Julie for some time, usually dropped jawed. It might well be the most read spanking blog. I read it mostly drop-jawed thinking this cannot be true. For years she pushed every male sub fantasy. Then she turned sub. Now it’s a mix. I often thought this can not be a woman writing this, it has to be a man. But, the words seemed to be from a female POV.  I wonder how many people are involved in writing Strick Julie?

Recently she fantasized about being on a Spanish Horse. I thought why not go all in and add weights to the ankles as they did in the Spanish Inquisition?

In going through my drafts I found I had already written about this blog. It must have really bothered me. There are all sorts of critics. I guess I am a blog critic.

There are fantasies I would not participate in.  There are fantasies I don’t even care to know that exist in people’s minds. Lupus Pictures depicted such things.

I read a blog last week, that chilled me. Before I could control my impulses I commented that the author had crossed my line. My line. She had gone to a place I would never care to go. Yes, she has the right to go there. I think I have the right to say that is too far for me.

A lot of “play” is Please don’t throw me in that briar patch. I guess that is consensual non-consensual play. Would the ultimate fantasy be the ultimate punishment? Would death by guillotine be consensual non-consensual play?

She is one bright woman. I have enjoyed reading her political posts which her readers savage her for writing. Their vitriol rolls off her. Good for her.

That’s all I have for you today.

The Devine Miss E

The blog continues to get more eyeballs.  But, you folks are not stroking my ego. Likes and comments were almost non-existent last week.

I have been publishing five days a week since December. That is going to drop off when our long-awaited trip starts. I will not have the time. I will not have the bandwidth.


A reader sent me this picture.

And you say, so what? It’s not particularly titillating. I will tell you why I am sharing it. I know the woman.

He wrote

Stumbled across this and wondered, “What would Bogey do?”
I replied Where did you see this?
It’s the Divine Miss E, who wrote many of the stories I have posted on OBB. A super bright gal with an imagination off the charts.
Here she is teasing me in a motel room.
He wrote back:
Wow!…That’s amazing. Kind of freaky when you think about me seeing it and thinking to send it to you? Twilight Zone stuff.

Damn small world And to think one or more people fletched it from OBB when I neglected to watermark it with “As seen on OBB” across her bottom.

More strangeness

She took other pictures of herself that I did not know about for some time. Her skin marked more than any woman I ever knew. If there was a paddle prsent in the room she turned black, blue, and purple. She loved her marks and lamented when they faded after more than a week.

She had a grant to put together a course on physical and sexual abuse for her state. A course for prosecutors, nurses, judges, etc. The course included photographs of different kinds of skin markings. Yep, it showed what my paddle looked like on her bottom.

She loved riding horses and had all her life. Even in full regalia, jodhpurs riding hat, etc. She bought me an elegant riding crop. Yep, I later learned the marks of the crop were depicted in the course.

The course took off nationally even the DoD had her present on several bases. I recall one trip was to a base in Sarajevo.


This POC Crap Is Overblown

We have abundant POC. We are running thin on People With Class

The social justice warriors have done it. They have turned me into a racist. And I don’t like it.

I am past weary of the whining about whites oppressing people of color. Whites should try walking into a bar in south Chicago and feel the daggers of hate. How do you think whites fair in Nigeria? I recall going into a bar in Yokosuka only 19 years after we nuked Japan. All conversations stopped. I wondered if I would get out alive,  There were more whites sold into slavery by Muslims than blacks. That is ignored in favor of building consensus for reparations. There is no end to the injustice one group will do another. We have been at for over 100,000 years.

I  think I was pretty color blind until Barrack and Michelle taught us all racism. It has only escalated since then. Daily someone claims there are not enough POC in this or that category.  I find I am initially weary of POC until I realize that they are just like me.  It is the ones that live to create divides that deserve my contempt. But, I confuse one with other.

That said, Blacks are increasingly adopting vile elements into their culture. That leads me to stay my distance and yes to view them with disdain. Over 20 years of hoodies, pants around knees, plaited colored hair sewn into their hair, etc is enough. Standing apart from white culture does not help them one bit, rather it hurts them.

Some POC like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are now proclaimed as mainstream entertainment. I remember when performers opened their act with “Ladies and gentlemen”. It’s a long way from I Wanna Hold Your Hand to Wet Pussies. And none of us are the better for it. Class is gone, replaced by loud and vile speech and acts.


When I read an article that expresses my views, but in a way, I can do, I sometimes share the article. Here is Dan Henniger of the WSJ, writing what I can only wish I could write.

Biden Abandons Normalcy

In an era of social media’s emotions, progressive politics is about saving us from constant apocalypse.

It means more than nothing that President Biden recently could not come up with the name of the defense secretary standing behind him or even the Pentagon—“the guy who runs that outfit over there.” But do not confuse these lapses with the notion that Mr. Biden is unskilled in the art of political magic. He fooled me—getting nearly $2 trillion of long-term spending passed under the pretense of a Covid crisis that is fading. He’s taking a victory-lap tour now, and why not? He earned it.

We’ve said more than once here that the pivotal event of the 2020 Democratic contest was Rep. Jim Clyburn’s endorsement of Mr. Biden before the South Carolina primary. We seconded the conventional wisdom that Mr. Clyburn concluded Sen. Bernie Sanders was too far left to win the general election against Donald Trump. Mr. Clyburn saw that success ran through a “moderate” Mr. Biden.

He was right. Where we were wrong—and for this flight from cynicism, an apology is in order—was in thinking Mr. Clyburn disagreed with Mr. Sanders’s politics.

Still, many voters believed the Biden campaign was, as advertised, about rediscovering “normalcy.” It turns out the Biden presidency isn’t about anything very normal. Now it’s about “going big,” despite his minimalist election mandate.

Going big began with “Covid relief,” a euphemism to bury the bill’s non-Covid goals, such as rolling back Bill Clinton’s landmark welfare-to work reform law. The work part is being eliminated.

Recall as well how last July many thought Mr. Biden was throwing a sop to the party’s defeated progressives when he tweeted that his administration “won’t just rebuild this nation—we’ll transform it.” In reply, Mr. Sanders said Mr. Biden could be “the most progressive president” since Franklin Roosevelt. Cynics snickered. Wrong again.

Mr. Trump was fond of saying the Democratic establishment “rigged” the 2016 election against Bernie to favor Hillary Clinton. We now see that while Mr. Trump plays politics day by day, Mr. Sanders plays long ball. Mr. Trump lost Georgia and retired to Mar-a-Lago. Mr. Sanders lost South Carolina and won the presidency.

Much as I hate to eat more crow, a secondary winner in 2020 needs to be acknowledged: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Her campaign was also an accurate predictor of what the “normal” Biden presidency would in fact become.

Sen. Warren’s contribution to what our politics have become was to promote her ideas in the language of the political apocalypse, calling out one dire crisis after another. She outranted even Mr. Sanders in describing America as a failed nation requiring radical solutions.

During the campaign, conventional wisdom discounted the chances that she or Mr. Sanders could win with the claim that the U.S. was in a sea-to-shining-sea state of catastrophe. Instead, the argument went, the U.S. electorate remains fundamentally center-left to center-right and wants to be governed that way. But when 10 Republican senators visited Mr. Biden in the Oval Office to offer center-right adjustments to his Covid bill, he showed them the door.

So less than 100 days into the Biden presidency, a question: Mr. Biden’s centrist or “normal” campaign pitch may have put him in the White House. But is the Sanders-Warren political model—threaten the country repeatedly with apocalyptic disasters if “we don’t act”—the way you win at governing in our time?

Mr. Biden promoted his spending bill by saying, falsely, that America’s Covid economic crisis is “not getting better; it’s deepening.” But it was getting better. Days after the bill passed, a headline in the Journal noted: “Factories Struggle to Meet Demand.” Amazing how Mr. Biden has re-created the miracle of the loaves and the fishes. Still, raising the stakes to apocalyptic levels worked.

The Sanders-Warren over-the-top crisis rhetoric will now be deployed daily to sell the rest of the party’s agenda.

The Biden climate bill’s estimated cost: $2 trillion, naturally. We have a “narrow moment,” Mr. Biden says, to “avoid the most catastrophic impacts of this crisis.”

Nor will we be allowed to forget we’re also in a “systemic racism” crisis that emerged this past year. Some 55 years after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Democrats are selling H.R.1 “to overcome rampant voter suppression.” Mr. Clyburn, the godfather of normalcy, says the Senate filibuster shouldn’t apply to H.R.1 because it is “voting right” legislation.

And if a real crisis happens, as with Central Americans flooding through the southern border, euphemize it as someone else’s mess.

Somebody inside the Biden team recognized that normalcy wins elections, but sober realism doesn’t move legislation or public enthusiasm. The new reality may be that in an era of social media, the most relevant metric is having one’s ever-at-risk heart in the right place. That means turning every political issue into a referendum on catastrophe. So far, smiling through the apocalypse seems to be working for Mr. Biden.

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Appeared in the March 18, 2021, print edition.