Saturday, May 08, 2021

Timeless Truth About "Rulers" and "Rights"

Hadley Arkes understands the stakes here.

...A regime may not be challenged frontally, with an overt attack on its defining principles. But a regime may be decisively undermined from within as political men – and judges – make the public more and more suggestible to premises that are quite at odds with the moral premises of the regime.

This was the work, as Lincoln said, of “the miner and the sapper.” Lincoln offered as a case in point, Senator Pettit of Indiana, who insisted that the self-evident “truth” of the Declaration of Independence was a “self-evident lie.”


That self-evident truth was that no man was by nature the ruler of other men, as men were by nature the rulers over horses and cows. The only rightful governance over human beings had to be drawn from the “consent of the governed.” Pettit was an officer of high standing in that government built on those premises of “all men are created equal.” Yet he expressed contempt for the premises on which his own authority rested....

He goes on to make the point on the matter of abortion.

...Conservative jurists in our own day speak of sending the question of abortion to the separate States to decide just whether the child in the womb is really a human being, with a claim to the protections of the law – as though there were no truth about the matter.

In the same way, Stephen Douglas made the case for federalism by pointing up the diversity of interests and manners. Indiana has laws favoring the local crop of cranberries; Maine has pine lumber. . .and some States simply have slave labor. Where, asked Lincoln, is the “parallel between these things and this institution of slavery?” To put these things on the same plane, as Lincoln said, was to liken slavery to morally “indifferent things” – and cultivate our own indifference.

With his powers of compression, Lincoln distilled Douglas’s position: “that if one man chooses to make a slave of another man, neither that other man nor anybody else has a right to object.” This is what has been heralded in our day as “privacy.” If people wish to deny the human standing of the child in the womb, and destroy the child as it suits their interest, no one else has the standing to object....
....as if there were no truth to the matter.  In other words, to deny what is, as Fr. Schall would put it.

It's not just abortion, of course.

...The Founders thought that the case for government by consent began with our awareness of what was evident, in nature, as a human being. But now the very definition of a human would depend on the “positive law” fashioned by judges and legislators – and without any standards of truth, outside the positive law, by which that positive law may be measured. And in that way, we talk ourselves out of the very premises of regime grounded in the rights that flow to human beings by nature....

ALL the rights, friends.  

Where Are the Chips?

Ford, et.al., should ask the EPA where the chips are.  Ford is now telling us that their 2Q production will only be HALF of their original projection due to the 'chip shortage.'

Where are the chips?

...America used to be the place of chips.  So was Japan.  Japan still is to a modest degree but we are not, and again, the reason is that the labor costs a bit more.  In addition it's not legal to dump toxic waste all over the place in the United States, and chipmaking produces a lot of rather toxic stuff in the process; it's inherent in the processes involved to use highly-volatile and dangerous chemical etchants and similar.  These are expensive to properly recycle or neutralize and chemically react down to something that can be safely released.  In China they do not care about such things so it's cheaper to run the fab there than here because they can throw the effluent into the river without a care in the world....

By the way, we hinted that the US will have to literally blow up a couple of Taiwan chip plants when Red China takes over the island.  Ticker mentions the company here.


TSMC is, of course, in Taiwan.  We love to maintain that fantasy too -- that Taiwan is not China.  Uh huh.  Sure it isn't.

TSMC is building a plant in AZ--a deal struck with Trump.  Maybe that will help a bit.

The point of all this?  It is NOT merely "labor cost" which drives manufacturing offshore.  It is EPA, DoL, taxes, OSHA......and the cost of lawyers.

About Bruce Jenner

The other day I heard Hannity beating his chest about getting an interview with Bruce Jenner.

My thoughts were about the same as these, from Z-Man:

...Conservative Inc. is now rallying around a man playing the role of a woman. Bruce Jenner is no longer the guy who won an Olympic gold medal fifty years ago. He is now a right-wing transvestite running for governor as a collection of ideas. He is the full expression of conservatism, in that the ideas are wholly divorced from the person. Just as America is just an idea, Bruce Jenner is just an actor performing for the conservatives.

Liberal democracy is like the story of the ventriloquist who descends into madness, thinking his dummy has come alive. Instead of the ventriloquist putting words into the mouth of the dummy, it is the dummy in control. Instead of actors performing the roles required for liberal self-government, we are now in a world where the garishly festooned actors dictate the terms of liberal self-government. The increasingly freakish cast members are writing the script as they invent their roles.

This is why modern America increasingly feels like colonialism. The people in charge are not only alien to us, but they are relatively unknown. A real flesh and blood character with a genuine backstory sticks out like a sore thumb. Even Trump, with all of his flaws, was a real person, which is why he was such an oddity. The overclass has become alien, in part, because it is now run by poorly drawn characters in a poorly written melodrama. America is colonialism, the mini-series....

Bruce Jenner is psychotic.  He can call himself 'conservative' but to promote someone with his grave mental disorder as a 'conservative' who should govern a State is madnessI'm looking at you, Hannity.

Not sorry.

Yes, It Was Stolen, Part 3,492

One dinky little county in Michigan:

New discoveries and filings today: (1) 1,061 phantom ballots discovered in Antrim (2) nearly 100% turnout between ages 65 and 80 (3) 20.3% of all ballots sent to PO boxes...

Imagine what happened in Wayne County!

Wonders of the World

 From the Babylon Bee, of course.

Cdl. Cupich Goes Apocalyptic

The Lefty in Chicago, Cdl. Cupcake, joins the apocalypse chorus.

...Nothing less than the future of humanity is at stake, which is why the Holy Father insisted in January that “morally everyone must take the vaccine. It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others.”...

The future of humanity, eh?  So this is the End of the World, Eminence?

And Pope 'Who am I to judge' is now all judge-y?

Pass.

IHME Tries to Rescue Its Credibility

You will recall that the U of Washington's IHME had made wildly-overblown "estimates" of US Covid deaths in spring of 2020.  

Those estimates had to be reduced to reflect reality over time.

So now IHME is making a desperate attempt to recover its credibility.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reviewing an estimate of global COVID-19 deaths from the University of Washington that is more than double the official count to determine if the CDC figures should be revised, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a Friday press briefing. 

The analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) pegs the global death toll at nearly 6.9 million and the U.S. count at more than 900,000. ...

900K is nearly double the CDC figure, which is bloated by an unknown number of deaths attributed to the Chinese Communist/Fauci Flu which were actually from other causes.

Experts.  Yup.

Friday, May 07, 2021

Really? Stefanik??

With all the ballyhoo from "conservative" RadioMouths over this woman, you'd think she's actually a conservative.

You lose that bet, big-time.

RedState points out that CHENEY voted with Trump more than Stefanik......and there's more!

...While voting against tax cuts and weakening immigration controls, she also opposed the Trump administration’s fight against Obamacare. She voted to continue to permit the military to accept transsexual recruits in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act…a bill that also embedded Critical Race Theory into the military via the creation of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity offices in the Pentagon and subordinate headquarters. When President Trump vetoed the bill, she voted with the Democrats to override the veto.

She voted for the so-called Equality Act that strips churches and religious groups of the ability to refuse to hire people living a lifestyle that conflicts with their beliefs. She voted against her own caucus to support a DC abortion law..

Don't be surprised.  The pickings are very damned slim in Mordor on the Potomac if you're looking for actual Conservatives.

Vax Can NOT Be Required for Work

Well, this will throw a wrench into Biden's* totalitarian dreams.

From OSHA:

"If I require my employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment, are adverse reactions to the vaccine recordable?

"If you require your employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment (i.e., for work-related reasons), then any adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is work-related. The adverse reaction is recordable if it is a new case under 29 CFR 1904.6 and meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7."

Colleges which require The Vax for admission might be calling their lawyers very soon.  True, a student is not an 'employee' and not subject to OSHA regs.  But the principle is significant and there are thousands of PI lawyers who need their next big fix.

Heh.

HT:  Vox Populi

"Devout Catholic" Deletes Diety

 We don't think this had anything to do with Biden's* Alzheimers.

The White House issued a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, but President Joe Biden left out "God."...

 ...Biden references Americans' "many religions and belief systems" and the "power of prayer."...

Not to worry,  The Archbishop of D.C. and Cardinal Cupcake still approve of Ol' Joe* no matter what God thinks.

Fauci: Frankenstein's Protege?

We know that Fauci financed the Wuhan bio-weapons lab's work to "enhance" Covid-19.

But that's not Fauci's only transgression against humanity.

White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci’s federal agency gave more than $400,000 to support a gristly experiment that involved scalping second-trimester aborted babies and then implanting their skins onto rodents.

Isn't that nice?

The U of Pittsburgh should get some attention too.

Frankenstein was supposed to be fictional.

Yes, The Election Was STOLEN in WI

 O'Donnell puts all the pieces together and yes, the Democrats stole the election in Wisconsin.

That includes Megan Wolfe (with the help of 2 Vos appointee-dumbasses on WEC), Barrett, the library-aide in Green Bay, the deeply compromised far-Lefty in Racine, and the not-very-bright mayor of Kenosha.  I'd mention Madison but that goes without saying.

Here's how it worked.  The City election clerks did NOT clean up the 240,000 or so names which were registered to vote but who didn't return their postcard to confirm their residence.  That was an apparent violation of State law, but who cares?

Then Fuckerberg spent millions of dollars to implant Democrat operatives (read:  petty criminals) into City election staff where they made certain--illegally--that absentee ballots were returned.  Those ballots were returned to the "drop-boxes" so nobody (except the criminals and their accomplices) knew for certain who actually cast the votes(Now you know why election- and recount-observers were NOT allowed to see the signatures on the ballot envelope, much less the comparison with the 'on-file' signatures. )

In Milwaukee, the op included questionably-legal access to DAILY updates on who voted and who didn't provided to the Fuckerberg criminal operative. 

Trump "lost" the State by about 20,000 votes.  Not hard to "find" 20K in that 240K list--or in nursing homes, or even in voting machine manipulation which was done in other battleground States and has not been eliminated as a cause of the theft in Wisconsin.

Question:  when W.I.L.L. sued the WEC instead of the various election clerks, did they throw the hounds off the scent?

Summerfest: You WILL Wear Masks

Sure, it's an outdoor festival.  

Doesn't matter to Milwaukee's Health Nazi-ette.

You WILL wear a mask at Summerfest and you WILL like it!

Next up:  Vax Passport!!

...As of now Summerfest executives said proof of vaccination is not a requirement to go to the festival. However, Summerfest and the health department understand things could change from May to September....

It won't be in summer.  It won't run for 12 days surrounding the 4th of July.  It's mask-required and possibly vax-pass required.

Sounds like a really great time, no?

Tommy Barrett's Water Shortage

Under the 16 years of mis-management (and NON-management) of Tommy Barrett, the City of Milwaukee will soon face a budget "crisis" due to pension-fund obligations.

One possible casualty?  Fresh water for City residents.  Or so they'd like you to believe....

Milwaukee's budget dilemma is causing a potential staffing shortage in the water department.  More than 150 employees are expected to leave over the next few years.  ...

Water Works personnel fix broken mains, treat incoming water....yada.  All the stuff you'd expect.

Why are they bailing out?  Retirement is one reason.

...But the employees in the field say it's not as simple as retirement, with many leaving because the pay is simply better elsewhere.  

"There’s been a freeze as far as people moving up in their pay ranges in their salary, so people are stuck at the moment of the pay range, and they’re not happy about that," said Decordova....

Barrett Solution:  WE WANT TO HIKE YOUR TAXES OR YOUR KIDS WON'T HAVE WATER!

Common-sense solution:  contract the work out to private firms.

Which one gets implemented?  Stay tuned.

 

The Roger Roth Two-Step

Knowing that student enrollments will decline significantly over the next 10-20 years, Roger Roth went sideways on the matter.  

No closings.  Nope.  "Regionalization" is the solution.  Yup.  And tuition increases are back!!

...Roth's headlining recommendation was to consolidate the 12 UW universities  — and their branch campuses — into four geographic groups, while retaining their individual identities.

The system would save money, Roth suggests, through streamlining administrative operations and services (such as IT, human resources and procurement), consolidating and integrating budgeting functions and "standardizing and regionalizing" educational programs within each region....

That's supposed to save 15% in costs.

Naturally, Tommy Thompson objected to Roth's idea--except for the "tuition increases" part.

This is what passes for 'conservatism' in the Modern Pubbie Party.  Makes you want to join right up, no?


Thursday, May 06, 2021

CDC Walensky, the Definition of Hysteria

A couple of weeks ago, Biden's* CDC director declared "impending DOOOOM!!".

Now a New Doom approaches!!

(CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky defended masking requirements for children in outdoor summer camps on Wednesday, arguing situations surrounding sporting events could be dangerous.

“We’re trying to make sure there is not a lot of heavy breathing around a singular soccer ball with five kids around it at the same time,” said Walensky, offering a theoretical scenario of five ten-year-olds competing for a ball on the field at a soccer camp....

Hysteria.  You can look it up.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

New Fraudci: "Herd Immunity" Does Not Apply

Fauci rolls out his forked tongue act again.

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said that the administration has been advised by White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci that herd immunity is “probably a phrase that doesn’t really apply here to this particular virus and this circumstance.”...

Pfizer/J&J/Astra want their vax sales, dammit!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The China Question, Answered

Some of you want to know the REAL story on Red China's economic ambitions and the US' position on the same issue.

This--in one hour--tells you all of what you need to know.

The key section lasts less than 1 minute, where Bannon's guest Prestowitz flat-out tells us that our "leaders" know nothing about, and despise, religion.

Will the US demolish some of Taiwan's chip factories?  Listen and learn.

Then buy and read the book The World Turned Upside Down.

 

Walls Closing In on WI Vote Fraud

Yes, yes indeed.  There was vote fraud in Wisconsin (and AZ, PA, MI, and GA).

...Blehar has also completed an analysis of Wisconsin’s WIMP vote and found a similar pattern with an interesting wrinkle: there were no WIMP votes tabulated during the infamous early morning ballot spike on 4 November. What follows is a summary of Blehar’s analysis and conclusions.... [WIMP = Write-In and Minor Party]

...First of all, the total number of WIMP votes cast in Wisconsin declined by 132,307 votes from 2016 to 2020. This is an immediate red flag, just as was the ~294K decrease in WIMP votes in Pennsylvania....

...the Edison computations in Wisconsin very closely matched the official results with the exception of write-in ballots. Blehar’s Edison computations determined that there should have been about 45,000 more write-in ballots in 2020 due to a higher voter turnout from 2016. Those “missing” ~37K write-in votes are more than Biden’s victory in Wisconsin!...

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Question:  when do the Mayors of Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Green Bay, and Madison to to Federal prison along with the New York operative and the partners of Perkins, Coie?

Inquiring minds, and all that.

Cornyn, the '60's (R) Senator

PowerLine's dissection of a Sen. Cornyn-sponsored 'education' bill lays out precisely what's wrong with most (R) legislators who have been in office for more than 10 years or so.

It's sloppily written.  As a result, the enemies of the US who pose as "educators" will drive trucks through the holes in the bill.

Cornyn utterly fails to realize that there is NO ONE on the other side of this culture war who wants to further Western Civilization.  In fact, they want to destroy it.

Time for Cornyn to go.

Think Again About Taking the Vax

This vax thing may actually be the end of you.

An explosive new study by researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute casts doubt on the current crop of gene-based vaccines that may pose a grave risk to public health. The article, which is titled “The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness”, shows that SARS-CoV-2’s “distinctive ‘spike’ protein”..”damages cells, confirming COVID-19 as a primarily vascular disease.” While the paper focuses strictly on Covid-related issues, it unavoidably raises questions about the new vaccines that contain billions of spike proteins that could greatly increase the chances of severe illness or death....

... It changes everything by confirming what vaccine critics have been theorizing for months but were unable to prove.

Now there is solid evidence that:

  1. Covid-19 is primarily a disease of the vascular system (The vascular system, also called the circulatory system, is made up of the vessels that carry blood and lymph through the body.) and not the respiratory system.
  2. The main culprit is the spike protein. (Spike protein–“a glycoprotein that protrudes from the envelope of some viruses” Merriam-Webster “Like a key in a lock, these spike proteins fuse to receptors on the surface of cells, allowing the virus’s genetic code to invade the host cell, take over its machinery and replicate.”...

 ---Vox quoting Unz.com

The "solution" may be as bad as the problem.  This is not good scienzzzzz.

Quickie Divorce Coming

Bill Gates plans to split from wife.  No prenup in force.

Charles T Munger, a 97-year-old father-of-eight and the vice president of Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway, is listed as one of the attorneys representing Gates in his divorce from wife Melinda,...

Looks like Bill wants a quick divorce, eh?

"Natural Immunity" to WuFlu Discounted (!??)

The desperate noises are getting more desperate.

...at current levels, health experts do not expect the Badger State or the country to reach COVID-19 herd immunity.

It's been a goal since the start of the vaccine roll-out.

"I think in the near term (herd immunity is) unlikely," said Dr. Matt Anderson, senior medical director at UW Health....

Oh?

Sure.  He came up with a coughnovelcough reason for that, too.

...Anderson said the natural immunity a patient receives after recovering from the virus is short-lived and does positively contribute to herd immunity but it was "not as robust as the immunity from the vaccine."...*

So natural immunity, which worked very well for every other virus, is no longer viable according to an expert But at the same time, we're learning that The Vax doesn't work either; up to 50% of incoming Chinese Communist Flu victims have already been vaccinated.

The W.H.O.C.D.C.Expertzzzzzzz bunch also jacked up the percentage requirement for 'herd' from the commonly-accepted 60% to the 70-80% range.   

*It's also "not as robust" a KILLER as is the vaccine, which has 2,500++ deaths attached to it.

Where Did They Get the AMMO????

It's not a surprise that there is shooting on Milwaukee's near northwest side.

In the latest instance of large-scale gun violence in Milwaukee, several people fired over 300 shots in a shopping center parking lot full of cars Sunday night, injuring two.

Dozens of people had arrived at Midtown Center on West Capitol Drive for a gathering known to some as "Club Midtown" when a barrage of shots began around 11:30 p.m., Milwaukee police said.

It's still unclear what prompted people to begin firing....

THREE HUNDRED ROUNDS??  

Where did they find 300 rounds to waste?

 

The Big Lie

Trump throws it back into the face of Princess Cheney (and Princess Romney).

..."The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!" Trump said in a new statement.

The former president's commentary from his Atlantic Ocean mansion in Florida appropriated the "big lie" sentiment his political opponents have used to describe his claims that he won....

Yup.

By the way, the linked article is a great example of opinion-"journalism."  You can buy that from the local rag for $4.00/month--a bargain at half the price!!--any time.

Biden*Junta Child Abuse Accomplice?

We've speculated that there is a serious moral problem with the Biden* position of 'helping' underage 'refugees' entering the country.

A Border Patrol agent puts it in very stark terms:

During the last big wave of unaccompanied alien minors (UAMs) in 2019, a Border Patrol agent said something to me that shook me to my core.  He said that he was “sick and tired of having to administer rape kits to nine-year olds.”

While that statement might be shocking, it’s actually going on right now. Except in 2021, the problem is much, much bigger, meaning so is the pool of victims. In March of 2019, when that statement was made, there were roughly 9,380 UAMs apprehended at the border.  Those numbers have absolutely exploded – nearing 19,000 last month alone.  Today, more than 23,000 UAMs are in the custody of the federal government....

So how does the Biden*Junta have some sort of moral problem?

...the Biden Administration has promised to not send any of these minors back home and word has spread like wildfire that the U.S. border is severely under protected and easily exploited.  And the most devastating fact is that it’s the Biden Administration that has not only caused this spike in child trafficking, but shows no desire to try and deter future surges, despite plenty of evidence of child abuse....

The principal moral agent here are the traffickers who rape the children.  The secondary agents are parents who place their children into the hands of the traffickers.

But there is "after-the-fact" agency, too, which attaches to the Biden*Junta.  If they weren't offering the 'reward' of US residency, the trafficking would be far less.

"Conscience" and "Democrat politicians" (read: abortion-pushers) should not be in the same sentence, we know, and we're not optimistic; they don't really give a flying damn about children, nor about child-rape/abuse (see Pedo Island, e.g.)

 

Monday, May 03, 2021

Vax Pic, 10,000 Words

The picture is worth far more than 10,000 words.  Bottom one is pretty obvious.  

Top one?  That's the number of "You died from odd shit" cases overlaid with the administration of The Vax.  Notice anything about that?

By the way, there's PLENTY more at the link below.  This vax has its problems, friends.

 HT:  Ticker