Friday, January 20, 2017

On January 22nd....

This is MUCH more important than the Packer game.

As one of his first acts in the Oval Office, the Republican president-elect plans to restore the “Mexico City policy” as soon as Sunday, a congressional staffer told Foreign Policy. Also known as the “global gag rule,” the policy blocks any foreign aid or federal funding of programs that also provide abortions and often broader health services. The timing of the executive order on Sunday would coincide with the anniversary of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.  Foreign Policy quoted at RedState

Yes, I preferred Cruz.  But The Donald is accelerating through the third turn.  So far.

"Short, Dark, Defiant" Really?

The Snowflake Staffers at the local news-rag didn't really care for Trump's speech--you can see how they described it in my headline.  (UPDATE:  Madcow used "dark", too. The Hive remains intact.)

It certainly was not long, thank God.

As to "dark" and "defiant"?  Sorry.  Not true.  There was a bit of Jack Kennedy in there, and a bit of Ron Reagan, too.  And a little of the Bible.  (That last part was probably what set off the head-explosions at the fishwrap.) 

The speech was clearly a call to action and a re-action against the oppression that our Snowflake Staffers and their Ruling Class comrades have been inflicting on the population for ....ohh.....about 100 years, give or take a few.

It was not "dark"--in fact, it was as though a light finally shone in the tunnel.  And it was not "defiant."  It was, instead, determined.

Stuff that in your fishwrap, Snowflakes.


Obozo: "You'll Be In the Dark. Enjoy It."

Y'all know that the Greens are actually enemies of the US, right?  That their "energy shortage"/"global warming-cooling-change" noise is merely a smokescreen to make certain people rich when they come up with "efficient" products--which may or may not work very well and WILL cost more money?  You got that, right? 

You know that Al Gore and his venture-capital bunch are doing very well, indeed, due to this hogwash, right?  You know that Tesla is losing huge dollars on every car it makes despite the fact that the cars cost as much as a Corvette Z06, right?  You know that they make up for that with Federal taxpayer money, right?

And you also know that a Republican asshole-MasterMind, Fred Upton of Michigan, was a major player in taking away the common incandescent lightbulb, right?

Well, that asshole's game just got elevated.  Again.  By the Obozo assholes.

...The 2007 light bulb ban in effect outlawed most incandescent light bulbs...But that law gave DOE the right to expand the class of bulbs covered by the mandates. In a new rule published today, DOE redefined the words in the law, "general service lamp," to include a lot more types of light bulb....

Three-way bulbs will be forbidden in three years.  So will those globe-shaped (decorative) bulbs you have over your bathroom vanity, or in the kitchen.

If Trump doesn't reverse this regulation, then the Revolution is NOT over yet.  And Fred Upton should be left as a brown smear on the floor, by the way.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Conservative" Haley Likes Blowing Big Bucks

Apparently, the "conservative" Gov. Haley, who is slated to become the US ambassador to the UN, wants to keep that position for quite some time.

So she thinks the US should continue to pump mega-bucks into that useless rathole.

Yah, well.  John McCain could have said the same thing.  Lindsey, too!!

What's in the Kellogg Name?

There is such a thing as the "Kellogg Community College."

It's not a "college" in the traditional sense--that is, "learning" does not happen there, at least such 'learning' as pertains to the Constitution.

Not a co-incidence that the Kellogg Foundation has similar anti-American tendencies, eh?  Makes ya wonder:  can you be put in jail for pasting an American flag on a box of Rice Krispies??

The Silly Promises Begin!!

You can file this under 'Lying liars lying.'

Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending.

Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Friday’s presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy, The Hill has learned.

The changes they propose are dramatic
.... The Hill quoted at HotAir

Some are saying 'up to 30%' of the bureaucrats will be history.  At best, it will be 10% of that.  But I'm willing to bet that after 4 years, Fed non-military headcount will be what it is today--or more.

Even Obozo Gets "Friends & Family First"

Observed at AOSHQ:

...Lots of last minute trashing of the nation by Obama before he's kicked to the curb. Last minute pardons of thugs, drug dealers, America-haters, terrorists; his kind of people.....

One More Day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Remember This: "Holman Rule"

Next time some pencil-necked geek (or fat slob) Federal employee bothers you, just say "Holman Rule" loudly.  Repeat as necessary. 

If they persist in being a pain in the tookus, take out your cellphone, speed-dial your CongressCritter, and say "Holman Rule" when the phone is answered.  Then clearly say and spell the Fed's name.  Repeat "Holman Rule" for effect.

This should be fun!!

Not "20 Million Now Insured." It's FAR Worse

Not only is the "20 million" line a steaming pile of plop (it's more like 7 million, maybe).

That 7 million came at an enormous cost.

...The report found the law has cost $19 billion in lost wages per year and forced 10,000 small businesses establishments to close their doors. The study covered employers with 20 to 99 employees....

Oh, that's not all!!

...Aside from wage losses and job cuts, Obamacare has cost the economy $51 billion and added 172 million hours of paperwork through regulations, the American Action Forum said.

“To put that in perspective, it would take more than 86,200 employees working full-time (2,000 hours annually) to complete a year of new ACA paperwork, roughly the population of Miami Beach, Fla.,” the report said....

Now, dear reader, tell me:  do you expect that a Paul Ryan (or The Donald) 'replacement' for ObozoCare will involve ZERO regulatory burden?  Hmmmmm???

OK, there will still be a bunch of paperwork.  Where's the money that pays for that paperwork coming from, hmmmmmm???

The Super Bowl Stupid-Glam

This is interesting.

The National Football League has called reports that they told Lady Gaga not to talk about Donald Trump at the Super Bowl “nonsense.”

On Tuesday, an NFL spokesperson responded to the recent rumors that the 30-year-old singer has been warned that politics is off-limits during her upcoming half-time performance at the Super Bowl in February...

The woman's work has never been played on WFMR so I'm not acquainted with it. 

And, for what it's worth, I'm not going to get acquainted with her work on Super Bowl Sunday, either, no matter which football teams are playing.  That's because this "halftime show" stuff is a ridiculous waste of time and money.  It is Stupid-Glam.

The NFL has a problem with TV ratings, eh?  Maybe the NFL 'brain' trust should take a very hard look at how The Donald won the election.  He didn't waste any time or money on stupid glam-crap, for openers. 

And if the halftime show star opens her pie-hole and rants about The Donald, the NFL will be re-negotiating TV contracts immediately thereafter.  They will be much smaller contracts when that day is done, my friends.

Maybe they'll take Stupid-Glam off the air, eh?

Monday, January 16, 2017

"Deaconesses" Next?

The push for "deaconesses" in the Catholic Church has been at a low rumble for at least 40 years; I recall discussing it with a friend in the '70's.  He had been taught that ordained deaconesses actually existed in Apostolic times. 

(Well, of course that's what he was taught:  he was a student at Abp. Weakland's seminary!)

That's not exactly true, of course.  Yes, deaconesses existed.  No, they were NOT ordained.

Their functions were described in the Dictionary of Catholic Theology:

...They were virgins or widows, officially entrusted with the function of assisting the clergy. Two texts, the Didascalia (third century) and the Apostolic Constitutions (end of the 4th century) tell us about the missions entrusted to the deaconesses, in the Latin and Greek churches: caring for the poor and the sick of their sex; Be present during a particular conversation with a bishop, a priest or a deacon; Helping women prepare for baptism by instilling in them the elements of doctrine; Take the necessary physical findings in the event of legal proceedings; To keep the door by which the women were to enter the church, by securing order in the female assembly; Finally, to assist the bishop in the administration of the baptism of women, the baptism of adults taking place by immersion....

Some interesting concepts there, eh?

You want to bring back deaconesses?  Bring back orderly women's assemblies and sex-selective doorways, too.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

*SHOCK* Clinton Globull Initiative Closing

Gee.

The do-gooder outfit is shutting down on April 15th.

So.  Clintons are no longer do-gooders? 

Or is it just a "funding issue"?  Hmmmmm???

Like HotAir, we're just sayin'.....

Saturday, January 14, 2017

What You Were Not Told About Ft Lauderdale

Remember all the Wailing and Moaning from the usual politicians and hangers-on over the Fort Lauderdale shooting?

Here's something that NONE of them disclosed:

(I have walked out of the Fort Lauderdale Airport terminal and into the baggage claim area where the horrific shootings occurred today about thirty times in the past year.)  There is an armed TSA bureaucrat sitting at a desk where you exit the terminal area and go into baggage claim.  He sits about ten paces from the first baggage carousel, where the shootings occurred.

So this Blue Panda lardass was--what? twenty-five feet from an active shooter who had time to re-load his pistol TWICE while killing 5 and wounding 8.

Just what was that lardass DOING?

You pay a lot for that airport security, folks.  Think about that....

Fake News? How About Fake Intel?

CIA knows that it's on the short list of targets when draining the swamp, and they--along with NSA and FBI--have already started the shooting.

One wonders if The Company's management knows how many enemies they actually have, both foreign and domestic....

As Prequel to the current 'hot' war, we find Sen. Portman (ex-head of the CIA, just co-incidence, of course) introduced a National Disinformation & Propaganda Act  Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016.  This act is written to make certain that you, taxpaying drooler, will never know what's going on in the world--except what The Company tells you.

Sorta like their "RUSSIANS DID IT!!!" bullcrap about the election.  A little heavy-handed, but then, they also have guns.  Would you have preferred shooting?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

USCC Finds Another Way to Increase Payroll

Since Trump's election, leftards in D.C. have been looking--hard--for new jobs.

It appears that the United States Catholic Conference will bail out at least a few of them.

An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities....

...The dialogue, underway since last February, will build on three already existing regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues, also overseen by the secretariat. Those gatherings have involved Muslim and Christian scholars and religious leaders and have focused largely on academic discussions and comparisons of their respective religious texts, ...

This 'dialogue' stuff will require staffers, transcriptionists, maybe a whole new Directorate!!  And the people-in-the-pew get to pay for that, of course.

There is a reason for this in case you haven't heard!

...The dialogue stems from concerns expressed by U.S. bishops in the wake of “a serious uptick in violence against American Muslims … to make sure that they are sensitive to what is going on in the (Muslim) communities,” said Anthony Cirelli, associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops....

Cirelli made that up, of course.  Or maybe he meant to say "a serious uptick in violence against Americans [full stop]" like those who died in Orlando, San Diego, and Ft. Lauderdale.  Or maybe we just don't understand the instruments of dialog!  Muslims use bombs and guns, see!!!  That's how they "dialog."

Oh, well.  When your parish passes the plate for USCC, politely drop a round from an M-16A2 into it.  Send a message, so to speak.

More "Francis Stuff" Coming From Rome

A while back, we mentioned that Pp. Francis' letter "Amoris Laetitia" (NOT translated 'The Joy of Sex') will likely result in a civil war in the Catholic Church.

And while that document is causing trouble, the Pope is preparing to throw a few more bombs.  Perhaps the "Look!!  Squirrel!!!" technique is in play here.

What's next?  A leading lefty college professor tells us, referring to a press release from the Vatican.

...three decisive principles are affirmed. First, the desire to safeguard the value of the Eucharist must proceed according to what was established by the Council and by the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, which foresees “altars detached from the wall.” Second, this must be the ordinary pastoral practice of the church, which cannot be considered replaced by the “extraordinary form.” And third, the statement further notes that “it is better to avoid using the expression ‘the reform of the reform,’ referring to the liturgy, given that this has sometimes been the source of misunderstanding.”...

The dripping condescension from a college professor who mangles Church documents to force them to say what HE wants them to say is reminiscent of Obama and his coterie, no?

Anyhow, Pp. Francis wants to extirpate the phrase "reform of the reform."  And our Roman professor has told us which Papal documents will be consigned to a memory-hole in order to make it happen:

 ...Several official documents, without ever using the expression, offered support to the self-referential “reform of the reform” project. Liturgiam authenticam (2001), Redemptionis Sacramentum (2004), and Summorum Pontificum (2007) are each links in a chain that sought to mitigate and sometimes to contradict the conciliar thrust toward “actuosa participatio.”...

The last phrase, 'sometimes to contradict the...thrust...' is pure BS.  To refer once again to the Obama-gang technique, it's just like their use of the term 'racissssss!!!' to describe anyone they want to destroy.  In the case of the Church's liturgy, describing someone as 'against actuosa participatio' is to accuse them of grave and unforgivable sin.

And who would they like to destroy?

....Ratzinger, ...Aidan Nichols, Nicola Bux, Uwe Michael Lang, and Alcuin Reid....

Well, maybe not Ratzinger while he's still alive.

All of our concern could be written off to a case of 'o tempora, or mores!' were it not, in fact, 'mores' and 'tempora nostra' in factOremus.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Danger of Obamism

Really, it's not Obama's personal "-ism."  He's not thinker, nor persona, enough to have an "-ism" named for him.

It's The Project which is a danger.

...The liberalism that Obama espouses is essentially an attempt to construct a society without religion and morality, one that is based not on traditional wisdom but upon the “enlightenment” of whoever is in power. Washington smelled a rat in the “refined” conceits of the Enlightenment. He asked in his farewell address — “[W]here is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?” — and rejected the idea “that morality can be maintained without religion.” He correctly predicted that “national morality” would suffer “in exclusion of religious principle.”...

And the most telling line of Neumayr's critique?

...Barack Obama gave his farewell address not in George Washington’s capital, but in the friendlier confines of Saul Alinsky’s Chicago...

That's the use of a literary device.  Too bad I don't know what it's called.

New Height of Hypocrisy in (D) Senatrix!

Hard to overstate what a few bucks from the NEA can do, eh?

The (D) Senatrix from New Hampshire opposes Ms. DeVos' nomination as Sec/Education because Ms. DeVos favors 'choice' in education.

"So?"  you say, "A Democrat opposing choice schooling?  What's new?"

Glad you asked.

Not only did that (D) Senatrix send her daughter to a FORTY-EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLAR PER YEAR prep school (Phillips Exeter)--that Senatrix's HUSBAND was the THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR PER YEAR HEADMASTER of that (very, very) private school.

And even at $300 large, the guy had a problem with ethically-mandated disclosures.


Did "The FBI" Actually Do That Doc-Dump?

During the Packers/Giants game, a document-dump about the Hillary Clinton criminal-server activity showed up.  It was attributed to the FBI.

Did it really come from "the FBI", or was it a slightly irregular release?

And--by the way--did Comey .....ahhh.....  lie about what evidence the FBI actually had in its possession when he closed the investigation the first time?

Curiouser and curiouser.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Queen of Fake News

In this particular case, the queen is the reporter WaPo
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It’s bad enough when a newspaper like the Washington Post publishes fake news, but it’s even worse when its own reporters double down on their ignorance and refuse to correct the record when blatant journalistic errors are brought to their attention.

Washington Post reporter Mike Rosenwald...[asserted] ... that a .22 LR rifle–far and away the smallest and weakest readily available rifle caliber on the market–was actually a “high-powered rifle...

And when challenged, this Rosenwald creature doubled down.

...And he doubled down in the most absurd way possible: by mocking anyone who corrected him, and then by refusing to provide any source or data to back up his absurd claim...

That the Israeli Army (IDF) uses the .22LR.  Yes, they do!  But only for animal control and as a less-than-lethal round for special circumstances.  But comprehending the Google reference is way, way, way beyond the capacity of the widdle weporter.

And the WaPo wonders how it lost its credibility.  Uh-huh.

The Headline Says It All

Here we have Obozo telling the truth!!

Obama Worried Americans Trust Russia More Than U.S. Govt

That's true, as long as Obama is President.

Privileged LEO Denies the Obvious

This guy should check his (LEO) privilege--you know, the one by which he can carry arms at ALL times in ALL places. 

...The sheriff said he would "absolutely not" support an effort in Florida's legislature to allow people with concealed-carry permits to carry weapons in some area currently off-limits...."We need to have guns not in airports, not in schools," Israel said. "The less places that we are allowed to have firearms, long guns, handguns, I think the safer we are."...

Yah, that worked real well in the Orlando nightclub and the Ft Lauderdale airport.

What a dumbass this guy really is.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Russians Invaded North Dakota!!

Not likely that V. Putin is controlling the mouth of The Donald.  But we know where the Russians HAVE been raising hell!!

U.S. intelligence officials confirmed in a declassified report that a Kremlin-controlled media outlet ran programming critical of hydraulic fracturing to ward off challenges to Russia’s energy empire.
Officials reported that RT, which they call the “Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet,” ran “anti-fracking programming, highlighting environmental issues and the impacts on public health.”...

This gives The Donald a very, very, good reason to have the FBI check into the backgrounds of each and every pipeline protester in North Dakota, paying particular attention to their Russian-speaking abilities.  Or their orbital proximity to Obozo.  Same difference.

The Navel-Gazing Twits of the Old Order

The person who loosed this drivel is a Highly Respected Journalist and Certified Member of the East Coast Establishment. 

...“[T]he thing that should most concern us is a shift in American foreign policy. We’ve had a bipartisan belief in American foreign policy, based on the post-World War II institutions, that believed in [a] democratic, global world, which Russia and the Soviet Union was often seen as hostile to. And most Republicans and Democrats have always basically believed in this world order....

Well, if "most Republicans and Democrats have....believed in this", then they were  unaware of the entire Orient (save Japan) and the entire Middle East (save Israel).  For "democracy" simply did not exist in that 2/3rds++ of the Earth's populated surface any more than it did in the Soviet Union or any of its slave-state satellites.

This would tell us that the Certified Journalists/Establishmentarians are, at best, navel-gazers, for that at least allows us to believe that they have eyes.  But "twit" applies in either case; no matter the chronologic age or sex, these people are all PajamaBoy. 

And if Mr. Brooks is attempting to sanctify the United Nations as some sort of Global 'Congress' like that of the US, we will concede that he is partially correct.  The UN is seriously overpriced for its work product and is surrounded by first-rate grifters, just like the US Congress.  The comparison stops there.

In fact, until Teddy Roosevelt, US foreign policy was 'live and let live.'  We didn't bother anyone who didn't bother us.  Since then, things have been a bit more complex; sometimes our foreign policy served the interests of humanity, and sometimes it served the interests of domestic economic sectors.  But nobody who actually did the work believed--for one second--that US policy was in service of some 'global democracy.'  If anyone did, they didn't last too long unless they were well-armed.

Twits.