Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Little History from Grim

Grim reminds us that some battles can be won.

Anniversaries, Sen. Reid.  Best think about them.

"Bullying" B.S.

From all the hooohaaaa on the local airwaves, it would seem that "bullying" is the growth industry in schools.


...Advocates of the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act portray bullying as an urgent and escalating problem, though surveys by the U.S. Department of Justice indicate that bullying is actually declining in American schools. But a closer look reveals an unsettling truth: This campaign—and the legislation it has spawned—is not so much about stopping bad behavior as it is about using the machinery of state education to compel children to adopt politically correct attitudes on the nature of human sexuality, gender identity, and alternative family structures....

It's not about the non-issue of "bullying."  It's about the Left's intolerance of speech and thought which does not conform with the homosexual agenda.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It Begins in Massachusetts!!

Here's the source, and here's the news:

National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19 by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

... [The Governor of Massachusetts] blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. [The Governor] issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms....

...Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists....

Sen Harry Reid was not available for comment.  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Next Chapter for Nevada and Bunker

Reported from the scene.

....Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised local media that "this isn't over." And, in truth, reports on the Internet of Fed cops of various agencies' jack-booted thug teams flooding into Las Vegas hotels are certainly correct. They are there by the hundreds, taking over entire floors, playing the slot machines and trying to look inconspicuous, which is working out about as well as you might expect. This is known to just about everybody who's paying attention to the situation in Bunkerville, including the local media who are not reporting it, for now.....

Hmmmm.  2 AM raid, or broad daylight?  CS, flashbangs, or RPG's?

Crimes Disappear, Voters Appear. It's Chicago

Vegas Badger cites this report in full.  Here's the money quote:

...Take “index crimes”: the eight violent and property crimes that virtually all U.S. cities supply to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its Uniform Crime Report. According to police figures, the number of these crimes plunged by 56 percent citywide from 2010 to 2013—an average of nearly 19 percent per year—a reduction that borders on the miraculous....

And of course, dead men vote in Chicago.  There's a sci-fi book in there, somewhere.

Oh, Goodie!! More Solyndra!!

It's no wonder that the Reid Dynasty wants Bundy off the land.

The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies to help rejuvenate a program that faced harsh political attacks over past failures of federally subsidized projects.

The Obama administration’s draft plan would provide loan guarantees for innovative projects that limit or avoid greenhouse gas emissions.

It will specifically focus on advanced electric grid technology and storage, biofuels for conventional vehicles, energy from waste products and energy efficiency.....Reuters quoted at Malkin

Let's set up the over/under on "how many of the $4 Billion will be totally lost."


The Left-ish Picture Dictionary

This came from Sipsey Street, re-posted at Gateway.

Click to embiggenate.

No better way to demonstrate the in-your-face lies of the Far Left which currently occupies the White House, Cabinet, and Senate Majority.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Surrexit Christus!

May you find the empty tomb and rejoice in the Lamb.

Paul Harvey, Prophet

Paul Harvey's offering here is almost FIFTY years old.  It's not a Screwtape Letters re-hash, although Harvey certainly understands Satan.  It's short, easy to understand, and chilling.

"Shotgun Malfunction"?

Interesting little story here.

...The 17-year-old male was cleaning the weapon while skeet shooting with three friends, the article said. It discharged around noon, with the pellets ricocheting off the ground and into his face, shoulder and wrist....

The 17-y-o was cleaning a LOADED shotgun?

Seems to me the 'malfuntion' was not in the weapon.  

Friday, April 18, 2014

The End of Bundy

The Captain speculates on the final act in the Bundy play.

....It will be in the dead of night, 0200 hours or 0300 hours, with SWAT team members wearing hoods so that they can’t be identified – cowards that they are.

The doors to the home will be smashed in, rifles will be pointed at men, women and children, obscenities will be screamed by SWAT team members, and the helicopters used will be brought in without a filed flight plan.  Cliven Bundy will be sent off to debtors prison, and the land he is on will then be used by the Chinese communists to build “green” projects using American stimulus dollars while Rory Reid gets rich from it all....

Pretty safe bet, I'd say.

Bucks' Demands Grow

We all know that the NBA has declared the 20-year-old Bradley Center 'unfit for NBA basketball,' which goes to show that the old saying about opinions and assholes is apt.  NBA headquarters is in New York City, by the way.

It's interesting that despite the NBA's condemnation, the Bucks generate a profit.  So much profit that a couple of folks dropped $550 million to purchase them.


Naturally, the usual suspects expected every taxpayer in Southeast Wisconsin to cough up more money for a facility which met the approval of the New York gods of NBA.  Unfortunately, taxpayers in SE Wisconsin are occupied with paying taxes for the benefit of a lot of other folks like *cough* Selig *cough* and the usual cast of ne'er-do-wells inhabiting hundreds of Gummint offices.

So what happens now? 

The stakes get raised again!!

...Marotta said he believes a new venue would need to stand alone.

"In a city like Milwaukee, when you have one downtown entertainment facility, then it can be really viable because it'll have enough dates to generate revenues," he said. "You can't have competing venues in a city of our size."....

Oh.  Not only does *cough* someone *cough* have to pay for a new building built to the specs of a bunch of New York types--but they also have to pay for demolishing OTHER venues in downtown Milwaukee?


This for a team which MAKES money?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Message to Cantor and McConnell

Get the hint?

HT:  Thinker

Thinking About 'Law'

There's more to the Bundy mess than Harry Reid's silly-assed pronouncement..

"Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence." -- Thomas Aquinas

The concept of "right reason" is foreign to the Left, of course.  And it's becoming a foreign concept to the McConnell Republicans, too.

But it should become a discussion topic. 

Here, McCarthy contributes another important element to the controversy, more elegantly stated than Williamson's of yesterday.

...The legitimacy of law and our commitment to uphold it hinge on our sense that the law and its execution are just. As John Hinderaker points out, concerns about the desert tortoise—the predicate for taking lawful action against Nevada ranchers under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)—turn out to be pretextual. The ideologues who run the government only want to enforce the ESA against a disfavored class, the ranchers. If you’re a well-connected Democrat who needs similar land for a solar project, the Obama administration will not only refrain from enforcing the ESA against you; it will transport the tortoises to the ranchers’ location in order to manufacture a better pretext for using the law to harass the ranchers.

When law becomes a politicized weapon rather than a reflection of society’s shared principles, one can no longer expect it to be revered in a manner befitting “political religion.” And when the officials trusted to execute law faithfully violate laws regularly, they lose their presumption of legitimacy. Much of the public is not going to see the Feds versus Bundy as the Law versus the Outlaw; we are more apt to see it as the Bully versus the Small Fry....(HT:  ColdFury)

The legitimacy of the PajamaBoy President's regime, if it depended only on 'just execution of the law,' is non-existent.  It has been deteriorating since Fast & Furious and has become zip-zero-nada with the Lerner revelations--not to mention PajamaBoy's own demolition of inconvenient parts of ObozoCare.

So yah.  Bring it on, Obozo.  You have nothing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Williamson on Bundy

This guy is right. ya'know.

...Of course the law is against Cliven Bundy. How could it be otherwise? The law was against Mohandas Gandhi, too, when he was tried for sedition...Every fugitive slave, and every one of the sainted men and women who harbored and enabled them, was a law-breaker, and who can blame them if none was content to submit to what passed for justice among the slavers?...

 The more white-shoe types who invoke historical figures bring up Lincoln's quote about the law.  Kinda cute:  Lincoln, a/k/a "Mr. Habeas Corpus."  Or "Mr. Free Press."

...The theory of modern government is fundamentally Hobbesian in its insistence that where political obedience is demanded, that demand must be satisfied lest we regress into bellum omnium contra omnes. I myself am of the view that there is a great deal of real estate between complete submission and civil war, and that acts such as Mr. Bundy’s are not only bearable in a free republic but positively salubrious....

Indeed.  The PajamaBoy President must be reminded, sometimes sharply, that his princelings and coterie are not welcome everywhere at any time.  That really hasn't happened until just now.

...Mr. Bundy is tapping into a longstanding tendency in the American West to view the federal government as a creature of the eastern establishment, with political and economic interests that are inimical to those of the West and its people. And it is not as though there is no evidence supporting that suspicion....

The District of Criminals ain't all that close to Wisconsin, either.  See, e.g., Petri (recently), and Feingold.  And ask the City of Brookfield about EPA's asinine ideas about "waterways."  Mention Calhoun Road if the City management forgets.

Now for the meat of the matter:

....there is a more important question here: Is government our servant, or is it our master? The Left has long ago answered that question to the satisfaction of its partisans, who are happy to be serfs so long as their birth control is subsidized. But the Right always struggles with that question, as it must. The thing that conservatives seek to conserve is the American order, which (1) insists that we are to be governed by laws rather than by men and (2) was born in a violent revolution. Russell Kirk described the conservative ideal as “ordered liberty,” and that is indeed what we must aim for — keeping in mind that it is order that serves liberty, not the other way around. And it is the government that exists at the sufferance of the people, including such irascible ones as Mr. Bundy, not the other way around....

And let's talk about "equality before the law" a bit, too!!

...The citizens of this country, like those of any country, have an interest in the question of who is permitted to immigrate here and on what terms. Those interests and the ability to act in their furtherance are generally considered to be a substantial part of what we mean by “sovereignty.” Sovereignty has, historically, been regarded as a serious business. But if we judge the federal government by its actions rather than by the words of its functionaries, the defense of national sovereignty is many, many places down the federal to-do list from looking after tortoise welfare....

Yes, G W Bush, we're looking at YOU.  (Your successor gets it next)

...If we are to have the rule of law, then, by all means, let’s have the rule of law: Shut down those federal subsidies and IRS penalties in states that did not create their own exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.... And let’s enforce the ACA’s deadlines with the same scrupulosity with which the IRS enforces its deadlines. Let’s see Lois Lerner and a few hundred IRS employees thrown in the hole for their misappropriation of federal resources, lying to Congress, etc. — and let’s at least look into prosecuting some elected Democrats for suborning those actions. And if you want to get to the real problem with illegal immigration, let’s frog-march a few CEOs, restaurateurs, and small-time contractors off to prison for violating our immigration laws — and they can carry a GM product-safety manager and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration executive under each arm. Let’s talk about enumerated powers....

IOW, f*&^ the D.C. jerks the same way they f*&^ the citizens.  (Here's a bet:  Lerner, a criminal, will not lose her pension.)

...I have the strangest feeling that a great many residents of Washington would not fare especially well under any robust interpretation of the rule of law. It all makes you not want to think too hard about the fact that President Obama has ordered the assassination of more than one U.S. citizen with no obvious legal authority for doing so....

A couple of meaningful bumps delivered to the Beltway won't hurt us.  And if it takes a bit more than a "bump," then a body-slam is the appropriate escalation.

HT:  Cold Fury

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ObozoCare: Confiscatory Success!

ObozoCare is well on its way to confiscating whatever Obozo's IRS has left behind.

[A] recent survey of 148 insurance brokers [...] shows that Obamacare is sending premiums upwards at the fastest clip in decades. The survey, conducted by Morgan Stanley, shows an increase in premium costs nationally of about 12 percent.

And it ain't over, as Harry Reid likes to say.

“They’re going to see an announcement that next year’s premium’s going to be 25 percent or maybe 50 percent higher than what they’re now paying,” says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis....

...Marc Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, recently told an earning conference that he anticipates 2014 spikes of 20 to 50 percent, going as high as 100 percent in some markets...(Fox News quoted at PowerLine)

In un-related news, food prices are up 19% in 2014.  So, as the (D) slime are fond of asking, which do you need more:  food, or healthcare?

Take your choice.

Cow Fart Regulation!

What we really need from Obozo is cow-fart regulation.

Sen. Reid on Obama, Holder, Lerner, and BATF

"We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over,"  --Harry Reid

Monday, April 14, 2014

In Summary

Signs of the times.

HT:  Malkin

EPA Just Makes It Up As It Goes Along

'We don't have the evidence, we can't support the findings, but hey!!  We did it anyway!!'

That's the Clinton/Bush/Obozo Congressionally-funded EPA. 

...McCarthy admitted that EPA cannot produce all of the original data from the 1993 Harvard Six Cities Study (HSC) and the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 1995 Cancer Prevention Study II, which is currently housed at New York University.
Both studies concluded that fine airborne particles measuring 2.5 micrograms or less (PM2.5) – 1/30th the diameter of a human hair – are killing thousands of Americans every year.

These epidemiological studies are cited by EPA as the scientific foundation for clean air regulations that restrict particulate emissions from vehicles, power plants and factories...

Umpty-zillion dollars in expenses and forward-projected costs for EPA regulation, and not a damn thing to justify it.

Never bothered Petri, Sensenbrenner, or Ryan to vote for continuing the money-flow to these clowns, either.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Target: Intermediaries, Like Church and Marriage

Although even a blind squirrel knows that the Statists are attacking the church(es), one has to read a little more to understand that the real target of queer "marriage" is actual marriage.

They say so themselves:

...“Gay marriage is a lie,” announced gay activist Masha Gessen in a panel discussion last year at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. “Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there.”  [Applause.] “It’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist....

We can agree that queer "marriage" is a lie.  Masha is right on that point. 

So why the drive to mash marriage?

....Because once the state no longer has to recognize your marriage and family, the state no longer has to respect the existence of your marriage and family.

Without civil marriage, the family can no longer exist autonomously and serve as a wall of separation between the individual and the state. This has huge implications for the survival of freedom of association.

Yah, we can name all the fervid crackpots who support the abolition of marriage, right?

...Folks like Michael Barone, John Bolton, George Will, S. E. Cupp, and David Blankenhorn have played a huge role in building momentum for this movement,...

The term for those creatures is "useful idiots."

They're not alone.  Pajama-Boy-President and his enforcer, Holder, are in on the plot, as is every f*&^%g Democrat who voted for ObozoCare--the marriage-penalty "health" plan.  Not to be forgotten is Cass Sunstein, another Chicago member of the Alinsky mob (which mob, by the way, is far more destructive of America than Al Capone's could ever have been.)

It's all laid out at the link.

Buy More Ammo.

PajamaBoy President Almost Goes to War

Interesting account by Seymour Hersh.  Seems that PJBoyPresident was suckered by a Turkish false-flag op in Syria (after that same President screwed the Turks at Benghazi.)

Finally, the JCS told Obozo that he was nuts--but not until he had assembled an armada.

If you thought ObozoCare was bad, what about Armageddon?