Monday, September 26, 2016

What Would the FEEBS Do If....

What would the FBI do if they showed up at your door demanding documents and you told them to pound sand?

Why yes!!  They'd just back off and grant you immunity.  Several times over several years.

IF, of course, you were a Hildebeeste flunky.

So next time the Feebs show up at your door, you know what to do.  Tell them that you're a Hillary Clinton flunky and demand your hall pass.

Screw the bastards.

Win10 Update: You're Screwed

MS pushed its Win10 "anniversary" update.  And you're screwed.

Evidently Gates & Co. need a few more bucks, because they've removed the free Solitaire.  Oh, yah, you can still find it--but you can't put it on your "Start" menu any more, and if you don't have some powerful anti-popup/anti-adware stuff you'll be drowning in advertisements.

Yes, MS has the right to piss off its purchasers.  And they did.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Debate Preview

Fitting and (likely) accurate.

...Monday’s debate will not reveal anything new about either of these candidates. Two New York liberals will take the stage to argue over which of them will be more efficient in extending the powers of the already bloated executive branch so that they can better enact their own agendas. Trump will bloviate and bluster his way through his usual campaign talking points, peppering in a few barbs about his opponent’s emails or her corrupt charitable organization, while Clinton will dutifully work her way down a list of antique, focus group-approved internet memes that are sure to finally engender her to all those millennial voters. It will be a true exercise in unremitting pointlessness that will cause myself and so many others to wonder yet again where our proud nation went so wrong to end up in such a lowly state of affairs. A charlatan and her donor. A snake oil salesman and his wedding guest. Which do you choose?...

Well, since I won't watch Monday Night Football either, I choose reruns of Law & Order with Jerry Orbach.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

How Will RoJo Vote on This Crap?

McConnell has given Obozo everything he wants, and more.

The "more"?

Letting the lame ducks vote one more time, in December.

So let's see how RoJo votes, eh? 

Are the Communists In Charlotte, Too?

It's STILL the most-underplayed news story of the Milwaukee riots:  that Ed Flynn said the riot leaders were "a bunch of Communists from Chicago."

A bunch of Communists.

So.  Are they in Charlotte, too? 

(Thought you'd like that red.  Chuckle.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Summa on Immigration

Yah, "the Summa" is Catholic code for all sorts of non-PC stuff.  After all, the guy who wrote is is a dead white male straight.  So be warned.

...Saint Thomas affirms that not all immigrants are equal. Every nation has the right to decide which immigrants are beneficial, that is, “peaceful,” to the common good. As a matter of self-defense, the State can reject those criminal elements, traitors, enemies and others who it deems harmful or “hostile” to its citizens....

...Saint Thomas recognizes that there will be those who will want to stay and become citizens of the lands they visit. However, he sets as the first condition for acceptance a desire to integrate fully into what would today be considered the culture and life of the nation.

A second condition is that the granting of citizenship would not be immediate. The integration process takes time....

Don't let some Left-ish or radical Catholic bishops fool ya.   Not even if the Bishop in question is in Rome, wearing a white outfit.  He ain't St. Thomas Aquinas.

LOTS more at the link.

HT:  Vox

Abp. Chaput Is Right, Again!

(This post should be read in light of the one immediately below.)

A shooting rampage late Sept. 16 that left a West Philadelphia resident and the shooter dead, plus two police officers and three civilians wounded, drew a strong response from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

“Combine easy access to guns with a culture that breeds resentment, self-focus, personal license and contempt for human life and the law, and what you get is what happened over the past weekend: the terrible shootings of innocent people by Nicholas Glenn and others,” Philadelphia’s archbishop said Sept. 19....

It is fair to say that the culture of which Abp. Chaput speaks is NOT a Christian culture.  And we note parenthetically that 'access to guns' is not the primary problem in his analysis.  It is the culture, here of the glorified Self (a 'strange god') which is the driver of this trainwreck. 

Obozo's analysis will differ, of course.

Stopped-Clock Obozo Gets One Thing Right (!!)

On his way out the door (thank God!) Obozo managed to get one thing right. 

Speaking at the UN, he said this:

...“If we are honest, we know that no external power is going to be able to force different religious communities or ethnic communities to co-exist for long,” Obama said. “Until basic questions are answered about how communities co-exist, the embers of extremism will continue to burn. Countless human beings will suffer.”...

Yup. 

Obozo's Marxist point of view blinds him to the ever-more-obvious:  the only predicate to peaceful co-existence is a common culture, and as we have often said, 'cult precedes culture.'  So long as the cult of Mohammed--or Mammon--exists, the resulting culture will reflect that cult. 

And there will be war, and injustice. 

History-Deficient Pope Francis?

Not surprising that this cleric's silliness gets play in the National "Catholic" Reporter.

...The Vatican conference on just war theory was held April 11-13 and brought some 80 experts engaged in nonviolent struggles to Rome to discuss developing a new moral framework rejecting ethical justifications for war. At the end of the event the participants launched an appeal, bluntly stating: "There is no 'just war.'"...

Yah, right./sarcasm 

But it gets worse!

...[Cdl.] Turkson said the participants of the conference asked the church to re-examine the concept of just war, first enunciated by fourth-century bishop St. Augustine, and "slightly begin to move away from that."

He said that while just war teachings were first developed to make wars difficult or impossible to justify, they are now used more as conditions that allow violence to be used.

"My understanding is that it was initially meant to make it difficult to wage war because you needed to justify it," said the cardinal. "This now has been interpreted these days as a war is just when it is exercised in self-defense … or to put off an aggressor or to protect innocent people."

Turkson continued: "In that case, Pope Francis would say: 'You don't stop an aggression by being an aggressor. You don't stop a conflict by inciting another conflict. You don't stop a war by starting another war.'"...

The Pope doesn't know about World War II?

Or--far more germane to Catholic history--the Pope doesn't know about Vienna?  Aleppo?

Methinks Cdl. Turkson needs a long retreat someplace.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Pubbie Solution to Killer Muslim "Refugees"

As it turns out, the (R) Party actually does have a solution to the killer (Muslim) refugee problem!!

They continue to fund Obozo's treachery, of course.  That's the civilized way, old chap.  The Club rules tell them to do that, after all.  A little wine and brie with that?

The solution they have created?

Kill the killers, one at a time.  Worked in San Bernadino, St Cloud, and NYC, right?

Please, old man, don't kick about the New Reality which means that there will be a number of US-citizen casualties along the way.  That's too bad, of course.  The Republicans are sorry about that, of course.  They might even send a little wine and brie to your hospital bed, or funeral lunch. 

That's the civilized way, old chap.

Still Watching Football?

We note that this "protest the USA" movement is spreading among NFL players.

Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, likes that sort of free speech.  Like the NCAA and NBA pansies and twits, he's all for some forms of free speech.  Those forms would be counter-cultural, of course.

For me and mine, the only NFL we watched this weekend was Green Bay.  That's enough.


Monday, September 19, 2016

The Corn-a-Hole People Are Lying

Aside from playing havoc with older car engines, small engines for outdoor power equipment, and the world's FOOD SUPPLY, ethanol, a product of the corn-a-hole crowd, has another problem.

It's a helluvalot more noxious than they say it is.

...US ethanol producers are likely using outdated methods to measure NOx levels, according to trade publication Ethanol Producer. The result is that production of ethanol, which as a fuel has been a source of debate over its environmental friendliness when compared to conventional gasoline, may be more harmful to the environment than previously thought.

...NO2 may account for more than 80 percent of NOx's emissions. In short, ethanol factories and the resulting NOx levels may be creating ozone and causing problems such as acid rain at a faster rate than was previously estimated....

Even more:  EPA has not filed a report on the environmental impact of biofuels for more than 5 years.

Surprised?

Priebus Embraces Pubbie Party Corpse

There's a word for loving a corpse,  Reince.  You can find it under 'psychiatric disorders.'

GOP Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on Face the Nation with a threat for Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. John Kasich, and former Gov. Jeb Bush: get on the Trump train or expect a lock-out in 2020.

"Lock-out" of what, Reince?  The Little Party That Couldn't?

Hillary Will "Shape Our Children". Wanna Bet, HRC?

Hillary doesn't want 'our children' to be "irredeemable."

...the choice in this election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four years of their lives...

Soaring rhetoric, or the Freudian slip?

My bet is on Door #2.  In which case Hildebeeste will need a lot more guns than the Secret Service can provide.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The "Best and Brightest"? God Help Us All

The children in this video were admitted to the most selective Jesuit college in America. 

Many of them will have careers in Government, others in "law."

At least they can articulate their ignorance pretty well.

HT:  MoonBattery


Abp. Chaput Channels John Adams (and Juvenal)

The Archbishop of Philadelphia is right.

...The archbishop concluded that today's Americans are living in "a dysfunctional culture of frustrated and wounded people increasingly incapable of permanent commitments, self-sacrifice and sustained intimacy, and unwilling to face the reality of their own problems.” A self-governing nation cannot be sustained by that sort of people, he said; the nation's future "belongs to people who believe in something beyond themselves, and who live and sacrifice accordingly."...

That's not new, of course.  Here's John Adams:

...this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other....

It's no surprise that we have come to this in a Presidential race:

...One candidate, in the view of a lot of people, is a belligerent demagogue with an impulse-control problem. And the other, also in the view of a lot of people, is a criminal liar, uniquely rich in stale ideas and bad priorities....

I will add that both are Statists who unabashedly promise what Juvenal decried:  bread and circuses.

...Roman politicians passed laws in 140 B.C. to keep the votes of poorer citizens, by introducing a grain dole: giving out cheap food and entertainment, "bread and circuses", became the most effective way to rise to power....

375 years later, Rome was vanquished.  Think it will take that long this time?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Walker's Right on Highway Funding

Despite the whining and wailing from spend-and-tax "Republicans" in Racine County, the Governor has it right on highway funding.

Vos and Wanggard (and others) pull all the usual goblins out of the closet: 

"Next year it will cost more!!!"  and

"Business will stop moving to Wisconsin!!!" 

"Run, hide, we are all doomed!!!"  (Whoops.  That's for when Democrats spend and tax.  Sorry!)

Messrs Vos and Wanggard's argument about cost ignores the flattest year-over-year cost of living increases in decades and ignores the fact that overall, Wisconsin is a lot more attractive than Illinois (ask U-Line, Mr. Wanggard.)  It ain't just roads, Van. 

And they also ignore the fact that Wisconsin residents are fed up with spend, spend, spend, tax, tax, tax "remedies" for non-problems.

Some Republicans forget that when you have a spending problem, you cut back on spending.  That's what normal people have to do because we can't point a gun at others and take their money.   

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Trump Pumps Welfare

Trump goes all Welfare Queen with his proposal to pay anyone and everyone for children.

Nice thought, I suppose, but Unlimited US Debt is the by-product.  The US can't simply declare Chapter 7 and walk away, ya'know.

But there is an elephant in the room that no one--and I mean NO ONE--is talking about.  The US definitely has a "child deficit", and this fact does not bode well for the national debt, either.


HRC's New Poster






Yup.

Why You're Wrong in the "Mind" of the Left

This is a good interview, wherein an ex-liberal succintly analyzes the Left's modus operandi.  While there's a lot of 'there' there, this portion is short, so it makes a good pull-quote:

(Front Page Mag)  You point to five basic reasons leftists always go to rationalize why someone would disagree with them. (p.47) Share these with our readers and what it means.


Sayet: Since the Modern Liberal’s policy on any given issue is the one that he is led to by his rejection of moral and rational thought – his indiscriminateness – anyone who takes a different position on any issue is not only “wrong,” he is evil (or, in Thomas Sowell’s words, he is “not merely in error, but in sin.”) This is because the opposite of indiscriminateness is the evil of having discriminated: the hate crime of thinking.  One might discriminate because they’re 1) stupid 2) bigoted 3) phobic 4) evil or 5) greedy, but, no matter what, the Modern Liberal has no other explanation for disagreeing with him on an issue other than one of these five things.  Sound impossible?  Take a second and try to name a single issue – even one – where one of these things isn’t what the Modern Liberal says is the motive for not supporting their policy.  You can’t.  Not one.

Sayet doesn't have much good to say about Springsteen and Lennon, either, and for good reason.

HT:  AOSHQ

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Did Paul Ryan Break a Promise ALREADY?

Here's Congressman Dave Brat talking about the upcoming budget fiasco:

"...And so me and the House Freedom Caucus guys, that’s the one thing we insisted on, when Paul Ryan rose to power. And he promised regular order, which means the budget stays in committee, and then goes on the Floor for a vote, where the American people can discipline us so we don’t get to make stuff up at the last minute.

And voila! regular order is gone again...."

Sure.  It's what politicians do.