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?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Belling's Ignorance of Reid Corruption

Now and then Belling is ignorant of the facts about ranchers and the bottomless corruption of Harry Reid.

Maybe this will help him.

...Those who say Bundy is a “deadbeat” are making inaccurate claims. Bundy has in fact paid fees to Clark County, Nevada in an arrangement pre-dating the BLM. The BLM arrived much later, changed the details of the setup without consulting with Bundy — or any other rancher — and then began systematically driving out cattle and ranchers. Bundy refused to pay BLM, especially after they demanded he reduce his heard’s head count down to a level that would not sustain his ranch. Bundy OWNS the water and forage rights to this land. He paid for these rights. He built fences, established water ways, and constructed roads with his own money, with the approval of Nevada and BLM. When BLM started using his fees to run him off the land and harassing him, he ceased paying. So should BLM reimburse him for managing the land and for the confiscation of his water and forage rights?

Cliven Bundy’s problem isn’t that he didn’t pay — he did — or that his cattle bother tortoises — they don’t — it’s that he’s not a Reid donor....quoted at Camp o' the Saints

So where does Ried fit?

The Most Corrupt Senator since Lyndon Baines Johnson has designs on the Bundy ranch.  It's important to remember that the money does NOT flow directly into Reid's pocket.  It flows to his children and grandchildren instead.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maybe It Should Be "Senile-brenner"?

Ol' Jimbo doesn't really know what's in the legislation he writes.

Like the Patriot Act--which he tells us does NOT authorize NSA spying.


Or his "voting rights" act--which happens to discriminate against white folks.

...“It says if there is discrimination against whites, that’s treated the same way as discrimination against blacks,” Sensenbrenner says in response to O’Keefe’s questions.

That’s not what the congressman’s proposed amendment says....

 Ol' Jimbo has a 50-year-old case of White Guilt. 

He clearly does not understand his own bill,” von Spakovsky told Wisconsin Reporter.
Von Spakovsky, a former member of the Federal Election Commission and an expert on enforcement of federal voting rights, said Sensenbrenner’s push to amend the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unnecessary because its language notes “low minority turnout,” where the original law specifies low turnout by all voters.

“When Sensenbrenner says (his bill) doesn’t differentiate between whites and blacks, that is wrong,” von Spakovsky said.

There are about 20 (R) pols who would love to see Jimbo retire.  And probably 50,000 of his constituents would, too.

"First Amendment? Go to This Gulag"

The Feds have managed to start a range-war.  And to frost that cake, they have decided that the 'right to assemble' shall exist only in certain areas.

...Sandoval [the Governor of Nevada] said he was most offended that armed federal officials have tried to corral people protesting the roundup into a fenced-in “First Amendment area” south of the resort city of Mesquite....

"Fenced-in."  Sorta like...where Solzhenitsyn spent his time, eh?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Speakng of Slimebuckets...Mike Ellis!!

Mike Ellis is a blowhard who married money and got elected.  Ellis has been consistently anti-Catholic and pro-abortion (albeit sub rosa.)

That ain't all.  In the video at this site, Ellis implies that one of his major supporters is a dummy who 'does whatever he's told' and is clearly plotting to violate Wisconsin campaign statutes.

By the way, Ellis drinks too much for his own good.

Shop much at Farm & Fleet, Mike?

Another Wis. (D) Loses in Court

Yesterday, a Fed judge slapped the s*&^ out of the Milwaukee County D.A. for his First Amendment-suppression gambit called a "John Doe."

Today, another court, another Democrat, more slapping:

One of the 11 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin for Illinois during the 2011 statehouse showdown over Gov. Scott Walker's union reforms must disclose emails related to the legislative battle, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday morning.

That would be Erpenbach.  Why?

...The case dates back to a March 2011 request from the institute asking Erpenbach to release the emails. The lawmaker provided only redacted versions, claiming that names and addresses from nongovernment accounts were not subject to the state's sunshine law. The redactions were poorly done, though, and it was evident that many of the emails came from addresses ending in .gov, which is exclusive to public officials....

...which is to say that the bloodsucking slime was using tax-funded resources to suck even more tax funding into their bloated bellies.

It will be fun to read all the names when they come out.

And they will.

Is GM a Corporation?

Just a few months ago, the Left spit all over their keyboards while foaming at the mouth about Romney's remark that 'corporations are people, too.' 

Now we read this:

...Intervention from the Justice Department would be a separate matter from the DOJ's own investigation into whether General Motors is criminally liable for its failure to recall more than 2.5 million affected cars in a timely manner....(AutoBlog)

So.  GM, a CORPORATION, can be 'criminally liable' for its failure to remedy a starter-switch defect.

But if it is a CORPORATION, how can it be "criminal"?

How to Get Campaign Cash

Passive-aggressive whoremongering is an excellent way to fill the campaign coffers!!

Here's an example from a longer post about EPA's power-mad water-grab:

...It’s possible that public outcry could convince EPA to back off somewhat on this issue (at least for now). But as Justice Alito noted in Sackett, “[r]eal relief requires Congress to do what it should have done in the first place: provide a reasonably clear rule regarding the reach of the Clean Water Act.” So long as Congress allows EPA to usurp its constitutional right to make law, neither state authority nor private property will ever be secure.....

"Congress" won't do that, of course.  Instead, various Congress-slimes will advance "solutions" to the problem while scooping up campaign contributions.  Then they will fail to move them through--or suggest that even MORE money is required to defeat "Congress-slime Joe Blow's other 'solution.'"

Let's not kid ourselves.  Congress will NOT write 'reasonably clear rules' on any issue so long as the issue can be monetized.