Thursday, March 23, 2017

Trump Goes Ballistic.

Had to happen sooner or later; Trump acting like a real estate developer!

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has just laid down a gauntlet to House Republicans on behalf of President Trump: pass this bill, or Obamacare remains in place.

So.

What we learn here is that it is actually "TrumpCare"; Ryan was merely a temporary custodian.  And what we also learn?  One can be 70 years old and still throw tantrums.

What happens if actual Conservatives win and this steaming pile does NOT pass?  Will Trump veto a better bill?  Hmmmmmm?????

TrumpTap Started Two Years Ago

It is clear that The Establishment is composed of both (R) and (D) slimebuckets.

The same day House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gave a press conference disclosing that President Trump had been under "incidental surveillance," Attorney and FreedomWatch Chairman, Larry Klayman, sent a letter to the House Committee on Intelligence imploring them to pursue the claims and evidence presented under oath at a Washington DC FBI Field Office by his client - CIA / NSA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery - who Klayman claims "holds the keys to disproving the false claims...   ...that there is no evidence that the president and his men were wiretapped"...

Grassley, the Corn-A-Hole King, blew this guy off.  Later on, Nunes blew off Larry Klayman, who was trying to get Nunes to pay attention.

Obozo's criminal capos Brennan and Clapper also ordered up surveillance on Justice Roberts (SCOTUS), 150+ other judges, and a boatload of big-name business types.

Lying Sack of S*** to Trump: "Don't Lie"

Early in the year, but easily a nominee for "Chutzpah of the Year" from this old, discredited, broad.

Susan Rice.  Yah.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Yup. ObozoBozos Were Spying on Trump & Co.

There was really never any doubt.  But now we know that there is a LOT of criminal activity with name-releases--and very, very, very vague, or non-existent, reason for running the spy-op.

Frank Talk

It's hard to find something here which screams "wrong!!" but not to worry.  The feminazis (whether with or without a penis) will scream.

...The most important country in Europe is ruled by a barren old woman, who started out in life as a communist. The most masculine politician in France is Marie Le Pen. Germany’s opposition party is led by a mousy little wood nymph named Frauke Petry. Even the Brits turned to a woman to lead them out of Europe after the Bexit vote and the collapse of Cameron’s government. The West is now a matriarchy.

Look at the reaction to Donald Trump among the ruling class of the United States. He is detested, mostly by upper class women. Their reason is he has a penis and enjoys using it. As a comparison, Le Pen’s support is lowest among upper middle-class women in France. Sweden, which now runs on the principles of the womyn’s studies department at your local university, is also  the poster child for immigration restriction. The broads in charge of that country have destroyed at least two of their cities with Muslim migrants.

The fact, men and women are different cognitively and well as physiologically. This is not just old school male chauvinism. It is solid science. Women like drama and emotional theater. They also like the idea of the alpha male coming to their rescue. Put women in charge of a country and they will set about creating danger and chaos so that the males will come rescue them. That’s where the swarthy rapists from the south come in. Europe and America settled their differences and ran out of dragons to slay, so the gals created new one in the form of Muslim lunatics imported into the West.

The trouble is the men of the political class are mostly pussies. Look at the men in positions of authority in the West. Barak Obama was a wigger dork. Paul Ryan is a ridiculous pussy, afraid of his own shadow. The males in Western politics are effeminate, fragile people, who spent their youth in the library. There are no tough guys, former soldiers or adventurers in Western politics. It’s all power-skirts and the men who secretly wish to dress like them. The result is the female side is creating drama and the male side is sobbing in the corner, promising to hold the camera steady....

By the way, Mitch McConnell is another pussy.  

Khizr Khan: Just Another Bullshit Artist

Oh yes!!  As I recall, he's a lawyer

And yes, there's a provision in the Koran whereby good Muzzies can flat-out lie about things. 

So there.

Pp. Francis on Aborto-Politicians

Well, he's a lot tougher than US Cardinals and Bishops!  In this snippet, the Bishop-Secretary of the Chilean [Catholic Bishops' conference] relates the action:

So [Pp. Francis] also raised the Chilean bishops and spoke especially of Catholic politicians who vote in favor of the laws that legalize it:
 
"He insisted that they can not [be given] communion and that they [the Bishops] must help them not to continue committing sin.

On the question of abortion, this Pope has been unswerving and very orthodox, indeed.  We live in interesting times.

Podesta's Very Bad, Nasty, Corrupt, Russian "Friends"

When talking about "Russian influences" in US politics, let's not forget Podesta's Russian-mob & Putin-esque clients and co-investors.

.....who, by the way, are probably corporate spies, too....

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trumptantrum!!

Seems that The Donald is now threatening House members (only of the R persuasion) that if they don't vote for RinoCare, he'll drop-kick them out of office.

(Did anybody tell The Donald that RynoCare does NOT "repeal" ObozoCare, by the way??  We'd hate to think that The Donald is lying like a rug, but.....)

Anyhow, McConnell has joined the Trumptantrum!! crowd, threatening (R) Senators who vote against this seriously flawed plan.

We knew that sooner or later we'd have problems with Trump.  As it turns out, it's sooner.

All Obama-ites. One Is a Federal Criminal.

Gowdy got Comey to confirm that there are only three people who could have committed the federal crime (espionage violation) of revealing Flynn's name.

...former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch...

Find the criminal and throw away tbe key.  

RinoCare Jackassery

Texas Public Policy foundation lists 10 flaws in the RinoCare proposal.

The one which should embarrass any actual, thinking, (R) adult?

...Notwithstanding some important structural changes to Medicaid that respect states, the House bill claims to be patient-centered but still denies a 60-year old the ability to opt out of paying for maternity benefits. Supporters of the House bill talk about giving more flexibility to states, but leave all the federal insurance mandates in place...

Really, Speaker Ryan?  REALLY??

Monday, March 20, 2017

Podesta News Outlet? McClatchy

You don't have to read too much of this story fiction to understand who dictated it to the transcription team mentioned at the top.

The difference between this and an NYT fairy tale?  The NYT's are far more subtle.  This stuff is written for 8-year olds.  NYT's usually aimed at college sophomores.

60 Minutes on H-1B: BS. And NML Rapes Its IT People

As you can see by reading this short blogpost, Matloff has serious objections to the 60 Minutes job on H-1B.  As is the case in the MSM, they are running up the "Infosys Bad/Intel Good" flag which Malkin (and Norm) demonstrate is pure BS.

Belling noticed that NML has told its IT people (how many we don't know) that they will be on the street soon--but that if they train their recently-imported replacements, NML will be nicer to them after they are tossed from their offices.

Heartless bastards.

Economic Dog Chases Economic Tail, Enter The Donald

Not only is the dog chasing its tail, the damn dog doesn't eat well, either.  So says Tonelson:

...what Hadas and all the rest continue to miss is how the world trade system, national trade policies, and the trade flows they have fostered have actively fostered in deficit countries like the United States a neglect of productive activities like manufacturing (which is so heavily traded).
Specifically, as Washington in the 1990s and 2000s signed more and more trade agreements structured to encourage multinational companies from all over the world to supply U.S. consumers from locations in super low-cost and virtually unregulated developing countries like China and Mexico, American leaders and other elites (e.g., in the media) naturally sought to rationalize their decisions by spreading the message that sectors of the economy like manufacturing (and the income loss produced by the accelerated offshoring that rippled throughout so much of the Main Street economy) could be neglected with impunity. And the administration of George W. Bush (along with Congress of course) and the Federal Reserve chaired by Alan Greenspan underwrote America’s spendthrift ways with big budget deficits and ultra-low interest rates, respectively

Even worse, these destructive trends fed on themselves. The more offshoring seemed to pay off, and the more domestic manufacturing operations looked like losing — or at least anachronistic — propositions, the less interested financiers became in investing in them. So the amount of productive activity on which to use incoming capital to start with began shriveling. And the less productive activity available to sustain Main Street living standards responsibly (i.e., mainly through earnings), the greater the political establishment needed to prop up those living standards by providing more easy money — at least if it wanted to stay in power while maintaining the offshoring status quo.

The remedy, according to Hadas, is MO' REGULATION!!

...Regulation can do more than strengthen bank capital ratios. It can reform the system, so trade surplus funds are not directed to economically counterproductive uses. That will be tough, both politically and practically. But it should be easier – and will be far more helpful – to solidify finance than to try to change the national characters of Germany or Korea.”...(quoted by Tonelson)

The counter?

But this requirement needs to be accompanied by (at the very least) strong measures to keep out foreign-made goods that benefit from predatory trade practices like dumping, subsidization, and intellectual property theft. Otherwise, foreign competitors will be able to keep undercutting their domestic American competition in the U.S. market, and these new productive investments will fail....

And here's where Trump-ism shows up!

...this is in fact where recognition is needed that the trade problem created by American policy concerns not simply inducements to offshore, but the coddling of protectionism in high income countries like Japan and Germany....

Exactly what The Donald has been saying.  We shall see, eh?

Experts? How About Ding-a-Lings With Letters?

Glenn Reynolds has several good points here....

According to Foreign Affairs magazine, Americans reject the advice of experts so as "to insulate their fragile egos from ever being told they’re wrong.”...

Well, that's not a very good start, is it?  You can almost see the pointy little heads bobbing up and down, agreeing that Ma & Pa Brown-Bagger are just stupid beyond redemption.

Or, in one word, "Deplorable."

Umnnhhh, well,....

...Americans might look back on the last 50 years and say, “What have experts done for us lately?” Not only have the experts failed to deliver on the moon bases and flying cars they promised back in the day, but their track record in general is looking a lot spottier than it was in, say, 1965....

Then there was McNamara's Vietnam, the Kerner Commission's War on Poverty,  the un-foreseen collapse of the Soviet Union, the similarly un-foreseen Brexit, and of course the Cubs' World Series victory.

He also mentions the idiot-gnome Bernanke, who has arguably caused the longest recession in US history, and certainly the greatest one.

Anyhow, the Experts are unhappy with the derision they earned.  Shed a tear for them, eh?

More Premium, But It's Not ObozoCare!!

Lately, Paul Ryan and his local radiomouth supporters have been wall-to-wall with their pleas to support RynoCare, the three-stage not-quite-repeal/replace of ObozoCare.

That's fine.  Happens all the time.

But RynoCare has a problem:  your premiums will go UP--not down--under the Ryan plan.  That's partly due to the pre-existing conditions mandate; but it's also partly due to OTHER coverage mandates and the prohibition of cross-state-boundaries insurance purchases.

One more thing:  Ryan expects that Stages Two and Three will slide down the chute, no problem, presto!

Realists know that there are Democrats and they are subversives.


"Trump/Russia" Stuff: A College Professor's Twaddle

It emerges that all the "Trump & Russia" foofoodust was started by a Clinton-donating college prof in Indiana.

hmmmmm.

It ALSO emerges that the traffic between a Russki bank and Trump servers was generated by "spoofing" the bank's and Trump's machines.

hmmmmm.

Can we add 2+2, or would that be unfair?

hmmmmmm???

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Robin Vos, the College Landlord??

A young friend of mine is renting a place in Whitewater, just like thousands of other college students.  It's typical "student rental" housing--a bit ratty, drafty, with decidedly mid-1940's paint, carpeting, and decor--but hey!  Student housing!!

Well, actually, more than a bit--and it's "mouse-y", not ratty.  The chilluns who have rented the place have noticed mouse-droppings all over the joint, especially in the kitchen.

After about 2-3 weeks of unanswered phone messages and emails to the landlord's office, an exterminator finally appeared.  (By this time, the chilluns had spent quite a few bucks on their own traps, poisons, etc.)

My young friend asked for advice on handling this situation and shared the address of the landlord.

Turns out it's the address of Robin Vos' popcorn company.

Perhaps Speaker Vos' business address is being used by someone who actually owns the building?

If not, Mr. Vos should be setting an example of Excellence-In-Landlording, don'cha think??

Saturday, March 18, 2017

An Analysis of Newspaper Readers

Cadged, of course!

The Wall Street Journal is read by those who run the country.

The WaPo is read by those who think they run the country.

The NYT is read by people who think they should run the country and are good at crossword puzzles

USA Today is read by people who think they should run the country but who really don't understand the NYT

The LATimes is read by people who would like to run the country if they could find the time and didn't have to leave Southern California to do it.

The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.

The NY Daily News is read by people who really aren't sure about who is running the country

The NY Post is read by people who don't care who is running the country so long as they do something scandalous, preferably while exceedingly drunk.

The Chicago Tribune is read by people who are in prison, who used to run the State & would like to do so again--as would their constituents who are currently free on bail.

The Miami Herald is read by people who run another country but need the baseball scores.

The SFChronicle is read by people who aren't sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it, but are damned sure that they are evil and oppose all of them except the LBGTQs, minorities, atheists, and illegal aliens.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is read by people who caught a fish and need to wrap it.

The Golden State. But It's YOUR Gold

Noteworthy stat:  HALF of California's chilluns are on Medicaid.

I'd be willing to bet that if there were a State of Jefferson, only about 25% (or less) of the chilluns would be on Medicaid.


Even the Criminals Are Snowflakes

These poor, poor, fellows!  Doing the crime, but they just can't do the time.  It hurts their psyche!

..."He was so frustrated saying that they keep locking them down, they just bring their food to their room, he's not able to call anyone. They have to stay in their cells, they can't come out," said May.
We're told the inmates claims of constant confinement as affecting their psyche.

"He's overwhelmed," said May. "He was frustrated; he actually told me he wanted to kill himself."....

There's an explanation for this ludicrous "reporting":  Ted Perry and his chipmunks have a hard-on for David Clarke.  So in The World of Teddy, making a prisoner stay in confinement while IN JAIL is a crime against the Special Criminal Snowflake.  Therefore, you see, Clarke is the criminal.

But that animosity to Clarke is splashing over to the Milwaukee cop-shop, too.  Here we have a news story which is clearly from another galaxy:  

Investigators are looking into a police shooting that occurred near 19th and Stark Thursday, March 16th. The man shot and killed by officers has been identified as 32-year-old Jermaine Claybrooks.

Claybrooks' mom has something to say!

..."The police is doing it to cover up their actions. He was not a monster. Yeah, he was a drug dealer but if you check his record he has no violent crimes," said Joan McCants, Jermaine Claybrooks mother....

Oh.  I see.

Shooting at the cops might be considered "violent," but not in a world inhabited by Channel 6.

..."As he was attempting to break the passenger window, the other officer from the driver's side were approaching and somebody hollered out 'gun.' Once somebody hollered out gun, all the other officers retreated backwards. Then you heard a small two pops, a pop and a pop," said Boyd...."Then it sounded like machine gun fire hitting the car. They lit that car up," said Boyd....

Yes, the investigation is just beginning, and it could turn out that the cops just shot up the car (and the really nice young fellow DinDoNuffin) just for target practice.  Uh-huh.

The NSA, Again?

News story:

An unusual amount of highly suspicious cellphone activity in the Washington, D.C., region is fueling concerns that a rogue entity is surveying the communications of numerous individuals, likely including U.S. government officials and foreign diplomats, according to documents viewed by the Washington Free Beacon and conversations with security insiders....

So far, we know nothing that precludes the NSA as 'the rogue entity.'

Friday, March 17, 2017

Big Blue Bummer

Yah, well, it seems that taxpayers have spent about $1 billion on a project led by IBM (Big Blue) and it has not turned out well.

In fact, it's a f'n disaster.

Because of system bugs, shifts between manual and digital processing and other issues, USCIS erroneously issued about 20,000 green cards and granted citizenship to more than 800 people who had previously been ordered deported during the past six months, an auditor found.--quoted at HotAir

So.  In SIX MONTHS these blithering idiots granted full-bore citizenship to EIGHT HUNDRED raving criminals?  Hell, that's 265 more than Congress has.  And it took a lot longer than 6 months to populate Congress...but I digress.

Perhaps CIS officials will issue refunds from their personal accounts? 


It's a Feature, Nancy!

Poor ol' Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi said the budget – which boosts defense, homeland security, veterans affairs and school choice at the expense of the EPA, State Department, and other programs -- fails as a statement of values, but it succeeds as a “deconstruction” of the federal government....

Nowhere is it written that the fedgov is to be large and larger, except in the fever-swamp known as Washington D.C.

You are right, Nancy.  The budget succeeds!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A "Judicial Coup"? Good Luck With That

We all know that a farce in a black robe in Hawaii has now declared that anyone in the entire world has (US) Constitutional rights.  Hell, those rights extend to anyone in the universe, too, I suppose.

This is what is called a "judicial coup."

I don't think that farces in black robes want to know, personally, the outcome when the rule of law has been overthrown.  They aren't man enough.

Some Bishops Are Just Plain WRONG

Take, for example, Bp. Marcelo Sanchez Sarondo--especially if you are Lutheran!!  You can have him, but it's likely that the Unitarians will out-bid you.

Anyhoooo.

The bishop tasked by Pope Francis with running the Vatican’s organization for promoting science has flipped St. Thomas Aquinas' moral principle of "double effect" on its head, stating in an interview that it means that if the “positive effect [of an action] is greater than the negative effect, then you can do it.” This novel interpretation (at face value, indistinguishable from the moral heresy of consequentialism) just might provide the key to understanding why this bishop has a consistent track record of inviting enemies of the Church to conferences...

The Bp. is a flyweight, intellectually, and as shown later in the linked article, a nasty little bugger with a huge ego (and not much to be egoistic about.)

I Was Going to Stop at MickeyD's Today.....

Notice that is in the past tense??

Seems that McDonald's Corporate, located in Oak Brook, IL., has a problem with the President.  So do I, actually--his single-payer health coverage Communist-o crap bothers me, as does his total disregard for creating un-payable national debt.

But then, I don't sell hamburgers.  Pretty soon, neither will McDonald's.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bomb-Bomb McCain Goes Looney

The old guy has finally stripped all the gears from his wheel.

Arizona Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is “working” for Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Paul blocked the ratification of a treaty that would enable Montenegro to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

Uh-huh.

Just STFU and retire, already, Bomb-Bomb.

Criminal Illegals Arrested, Wailing Ensues

Here ya' go!!  ICE arrests criminal illegals, lawyers and other Wailing Hearts cry.

Here's a thought:  Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

The Sewer of HUD and Its (R) Protectors

This is the kind of crap that wars should be fought over.

Congress has consistently rewarded Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials with bigger budgets despite their demonstrated inability to manage tax dollars efficiently...Instead of cutting the department’s funding when it failed each year since 2014 to obtain an audit opinion from its Inspector General (IG), Congress has increased HUD’s budget, to $47.3 billion in 2016....

The Inspector General for HUD is unable to audit the agency at all because its books are such a mess. 

There's every reason to suspect that 'the books are a mess' because that's what HUD management wants, by the way.

Anyhow, the REPUBLICAN CONGRESS, led by Paul Ryan, has been feeding these cancers more and more money every year.

...Congress has failed to impose any penalties on HUD, and Republican chairmen of the Senate and House committees that oversee the sprawling department aren’t eager to say why, either failing to respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s requests for comment or outright refusing to do so...

Nice.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Like Conspiracy? You'll Love This

Apparently Hillary, the Dep/Dir of the FBI--and his wife--and McAuliffe are just one big happy family.

So the Dep/Dir quashed the Clinton email investigation (along with Comey) while McAuliffe steered near $700 grand into the Dep/Dir wife's campaign spending account.

NOW the Dep/Dir wants to get Trump, any way he can.

There's no Deep State, right?

Trump Goes to War (vs. Gummint!!)

You'll be hearing the sad, teary-eyed stories soon.  NOT of the thousands of Regulatory State twits crying because their jobs have been eliminated; rather, from "victim-citizens" who will all die or go into pure agony because their Regulatory Twits are no longer empowered.  It's likely that those "victims" will be on retainer from Soros and--by the way--their story is likely to be false.  But you'll be seeing them.

White House counsel Don McGahn has assembled a team of elite lawyers with the stated goal of leading Trump Administration efforts to roll back regulatory powers across the U.S. government.The plan of attack, run from the second floor of the West Wing, is designed to take apart what Trump advisor Stephen Bannon has called "the Administrative State," the collection of federal agencies that exists to carry out laws passed by Congress and authorities granted to the President. Trump aides argue that these bureaucracies have become an independent federal power sources...

(Have you ever seen such horrible grammar and composition before in Time?  Egads!)

For the above, HT Grim!!  But there's MORE!!!

...This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Director) to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies (as defined in section 551(1) of title 5, United States Code), components of agencies, and agency programs....

...d) In developing the proposed plan described in subsection (c) of this section, the Director shall consider, in addition to any other relevant factors:

(i) whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a program are appropriate for the Federal Government or would be better left to State or local governments or to the private sector through free enterprise;.
..  This from AOSHQ

And--closely related--cutting our UN waste in half.

Well, then.  Let's have the NeverTrump remnants raise their hands because they oppose this, eh??





On the Extraordinary Form (and its Poor Cousin)

One graf from this First Things essay jumps out.

...there exists a close connection between orthodoxy and an appreciation of style.

The vast majority of the faithful have in the meantime never known anything else but the revised Mass in its countless manifestations. They have lost any sense of the spiritual wealth of the Church and in many cases simply are not capable of following the old rite. They should not be criticized on account of this. The Tridentine Mass demands a lifetime of education, and the post-conciliar age is characterized, among other things, by the widespread abandonment of religious instruction. The Catholic religion with its high number of believers has actually become the most unknown religion in the world, especially to its own adherents. While there are many Catholics who feel repelled and offended by the superficiality of the new rite as it is frequently celebrated today, by the odious music, the puritanical kitsch, the trivialization of dogma, and the profane character of new church buildings, the gap that has opened up in the forty years between the traditional rite and the new Mass is very deep, often unbridgeable. The challenge becomes more difficult because one of the peculiarities of the old rite is that it makes itself accessible only slowly—unless the uninitiated newcomer to this ancient pattern of worship is a religious genius. One has never “learned everything there is to learn” about the Roman Rite, because in its very origin and essence this enduring and truly extraordinary form is hermetic, presupposing arcane discipline and rigorous initiation....

I will add that the same is true of Gregorian Chant, in spades.