Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Crime Family: Obozo, Clinton, Holder, Putin, and Bit-Players

We mentioned yesterday that Clinton took cash from Putin before giving her assent to a Russian takeover of US uranium assets.

Holder, Clinton, Mueller, Rosenstein, McCabe, and Comey were all involved, with Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein, and McCabe "investigating" the facts for FOUR YEARS.  We invented and perfected atomic bomb in far less time than that.

Now it turns out that Obama/Holder/Clinton had even more in common with The Mob than just simple graft and corruption.

...Sara Carter of Circa News interviewed Victoria Toensing, a lawyer for the FBI informant who said her client “is not only afraid of the Russian people, but he is afraid of the US government because of the threats the Obama administration made against him.”...

Fits very well.  When do the executions begin?  Will Grassley's investigation last ANOTHER FOUR years??

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clintons Took the Money and Gave....

There's really no other way to put this.  The Clintons have an established M.O. of taking large money and then selling out US interests. 

That was obvious in Bill's first campaign for President when--in the primaries--he took a large load of cash from Chinese Commnuist coffers and later created a "national monument" which benefitted the Lippo Group, a ChiCom front company.

Now it is demonstrated that Hillary gave the Russians control of US uranium assets in return for a whole bunch of Russian money sent to the Clinton piggy bank Foundation.

Here's a question:  who paid Hillary to violate the Espionage Act with her personal server??

Here's another question:  is the death penalty still in effect for treason?

Famous Jesuits

Here's one famous (former) Jesuit:

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law on Sunday that will allow Californians to identify themselves as having a “nonbinary” gender on state identification documents, rather than having to choose either male or female....

Sure, Jerry.  We normals think testes and ovaries are different, but we've been wrong until *just now.*

Another famous Jesuit is Pp. Francis.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Yah, Your Router Is a Leaker

But it's not so much your household router that you should worry about.

It's those "Free Wi-Fi" business routers found in all sorts of places, such as car-dealer showrooms, etc.

Just don't do it outside your home.

Vukmir/Nicholson Cage Match

Well, it's begun. 

Channel 6 does a decent job of covering the story, although Theo Keith needs to learn how to spell "Uihlein."

As a Conservative, I've been impressed by Vukmir, and Nicholson will have to come up with a lot more than "I'm a Marine and I fought in a war" to get traction.  (Charlie Sykes is a converted (D), too--and look what happened to him, Mr. Nicholson.)

At the same time, Vukmir has to convince us that she's not going to go Grothman and follow Ryan's directions like a little puppy-dog.

Get the popcorn.

Sean Duffy's Right on This One

Sean Duffy (R-WI) is not always a hard-boiled Conservative.  But on flood insurance, he IS one.  And he's proposing that taxpayers stop "insuring" homes which are built in flood zones.

Other "conservative" (R)'s are fighting him tooth and nail.  That's because, ya'know, principles don't earn big-ass campaign contributions.  And, what the hell, it's not THEIR money--it's just play money, financed so that your grandchildren will have to pay it off--long after the Congress-slime has retired with their very nice pension and gold-plated retirement-health-care package.

The Swamp is a lot worse than even Trump imagined.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Problematic Bishops

Earlier today we mentioned a problematic Pope (the current one.)  We haven't published much about problematic Bishops here, but it's not hard to find news items about them.  There are plenty here in the USA, and undoubtedly more in other parts of the Catholic world.

But it's not quite as bad as in the 'good old days' of the Diocletian persecution.

"When the African Council of Cirta met in 305, after the persecution had spent its first violence in these parts, it revealed a pitiful state of affairs. All the bishops present but two seem to have been traditores in some sense. The president himself was compromised, and agreed to suspend all enquiries to avoid unpleasantness. Nor were the only faults those of lack of courage. More than one of these men was afterwards found guilty of direct theft; others of simony and adultery, and of peculating Church funds. One bishop, who admitted to two murders, retained his seat in this assembly by a timely display of diabolically bad temper.

"We may hope that this sort of thing was exceptional, but the evidence is not reassuring. We hear, e.g., of bishops in Palestine who after the persecution, "because they had not rightly shepherded the rational flock of Christ, were by divine justice turned into camel-drivers, an animal of a natural perversity to which they were suited". It is a fact that though there were a score of sees in Palestine, no bishop was martyred there in ten years of persecution
... "

Comforting words.  Or maybe not.

HT:  Fr H

The Paddock Story Doesn't Add Up

Apparently Paddock slipped and fell in a casino a few years ago and sued the casino.  CNN (yes, I know) got their hands on the case transcripts and tells us this:

...He was a nocturnal creature who gambled all night and slept all day. He took Valium at times for anxiousness, and had the doctor who prescribed it to him on retainer. He wagered up to a million dollars a night, but wandered around glitzy Las Vegas casinos in sweatpants and flip-flops, and carried his own drink into the high rollers’ area because he didn’t want to tip the waitresses too much....

So this ex-postal worker, ex-IRS agent, ex-manufacturing firm employee and current "landlord" was pushing $1 million chips around? 

I know Ann Coulter has trouble believing that this guy could 1)  HAVE that sort of disposable cash; and 2) LOSE as much as he had to lose (about $25 on every $10K he bet.)

AND he had a couple of small airplanes and at least 2 houses?


Civil War in the Catholic Church, Part XXIV

The current Pope, a Jesuit with a bad case of running-mouth, has managed to muddy the clear waters of Catholic teaching on more than one occasion.  For the past year, his deliberately ambiguous statement on divorced-and-remarried Catholics have been under attack by hundreds of clergy and laymen.  (N.B.:  the term 'divorced-and-remarried' is short-form, not nuanced.)  He loosed another swirl of foofoodust with his effusive praise of Luther, managing to confuse the grace/works doctrine in the process. 

Now the Jebby Pope has gone even farther into the swamp of confusion with his remarks on the death penalty. 

Ed Feser is a Catholic and a professor of philosophy in California.  Feser has studied the question of the death penalty extensively.

...“When Pope Francis says that capital punishment is ‘in itself contrary to the Gospel,’ and ‘inadmissible … no matter how serious the crime,’ he seems to be contradicting traditional teaching,” said Dr. Edward Feser, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in California...

Some of you remember that JPII modified Church teaching on the DP, suggesting that in wealthy societies (i.e., most of the West), life imprisonment could be substituted for the DP.  But JPII did not say that the DP is intrinsically wrong.

...Both the Old and New Testaments indicate that the death penalty can be legitimate. For instance, Genesis 9:6 states: “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image.” Or again, St. Paul in his Letter to the Romans teaches that the state “does not bear the sword in vain (but) is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer.”

Feser said previous popes have “consistently” reaffirmed the legitimacy of capital punishment and have “insisted that accepting its legitimacy is a requirement of Catholic orthodoxy....

For clarity:  I am NOT a fan of the DP; I think JPII's idea is perfectly serviceable in the US.

Here in Milwaukee we had a microcosm of this under the reign of Rembert Weakland.  There was a benefit:  Catholics who cared were forced to study up on the Catechism.  I guess it's time to start that study all over again.

Near-Fatal Darwin Award in Racine, WI

The only problem with this group of Darwin Award winners is that they damn near killed 3 other people.

Three adults brought a gas tank from a car inside the building when it started raining, firefighters said. Gas vapors somehow ignited in the basement, causing the explosion....

When the stairwell -- the only way out from the second floor burned, three people were trapped and forced onto the roof....

Take a gas tank, WITH GASOLINE, into a home through a standard-sized door.  Spill the gas, of course, down the stairs, into a basement with several not-too-tight electrical connections.

Commence kaboom!!

How Stupid Is George Lopez, Anyway?

Apparently he's stupid enough to appear at an event and insult everyone in the audience.

Stupid enough to get booed, loudly.

Stupid enough to get removed from the stage, horse-hockey about "four minute limit" aside.

Bonus question:  is this the beginning of the end for the lefty crap-machine?  Or did it begin with the crash in NFL ratings?

Army-Officer Commie, USAF Satanists. Hmmmm

We're all aware that West Point allowed a Communist to graduate and become a second-john in the US Army. 

But the US Air Force can top that!!

Four airmen from Shaw Air Force Base have been charged after allegedly spray-painting a church in South Carolina with satanic graffiti....

Satanism trumps Communism.  On paper the Commies worship nothing at all, whereas the Satanists worship the Ultimate Wrong Guy.

Think 8 years of Obozo were just misguided health- and economics- policies???

Think again.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rape, Non-Disclosure, and Public Policy Vis-a-Vis Weinstein

Well, yes, this is about Weinstein.

Althouse cites a story in which Rose McGowan has 'blown off a [non-disclosure agreement (NDA)] and openly told her story about Weinstein raping her.  Not 'grab-a-boob,' not 'grab-a-pussy' (both reprehensible, by the way)--but RAPE.

There is such a thing as "public policy."  Here's a definition of public policy:

A principle that no person or government official can legally perform an act that tends to injure the public.

OK.  So.  If Weinstein is a serial rapist and abuser, is an NDA about Weinstein's activity contrary to "public policy"?  If the NDA prevents other young women from knowing that they may well be victims of this scumbucket, it would seem that the NDA is a problem.  After all, those other young women are "the public." 

I suppose someone could argue that "the public" is a much larger entity than just 5, 10, or 25 young women; or that disclosure would precipitate greater harm than non-disclosure.  But I don't think those arguments hold water.


The New "Speeding"

Not that long ago, someone who was nailed for speeding 15-25 miles over the limit was regarded as a lunatic. 

Now 20-30 over is not very fast.  The new benchmark is 20-49 over

We're talking 80-90+ MPH on Milwaukee County interstates--where there IS other traffic.  Not like out in cow-town Jefferson County.  Yes, 80 or so is the accepted norm on I-90/94 in Michigan--but everybody runs at that speed there, and have done so for at least 20 years--and NOT in metro Detroit.

In Milwaukee County the norm is still 5-10 over.  Trying to run at 80 in 60 MPH traffic is a big problem. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Marc Lasry Has Some 'Splainin' To Do

One could ask Mr. Lasry exactly why he was a close associate of Pig-Wig Weinstein.

Lasry was a member of the Board of Weinstein's company, and the company paid out hundreds of thousands of settlement dollars to young women.


Of course, local media hasn't asked the questions.  They won't.

Trump Slaps Congress, Hard. Good For Him!

The President just body-slammed all the insurance lobbyists, insurance companies, and hospitals who paid off various congressmen to institute and maintain ObozoCare.

Since Congress didn't get the message, maybe they'll pay attention after their friends are bankrupt.

Can you hear us now??

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ingrate Bitch in Puerto Rico

PDT states the obvious:  the US military, its first-responders, and FEMA people cannot remain in Puerto Rico forever.  Since Puerto Rican governments have--basically--pissed away hundreds of millions of dollars instead of maintaining or improving infrastructure, it is impossible for the US to "fix it all" for those islanders.

So the Lefty Ingrate Bitch-Mayor of San Juan doesn't like it?


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Another Liturgical Revolution Coming?

These guys claim to be well-informed.

Reliable sources close to the Holy See have indicated that sometime in the second half of 2018, the Novus Ordo Lectionary and Calendar are to be imposed upon the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Mass. 

The new Roman Missal will become available on the First Sunday of Advent 2018 but the Vatican will allow a two-year period to phase it in....

Other sources say that the above is complete balderdash.

There has been discussion about the OF's three-year cycle of readings.  People who favor it say that the more extensive readings from the NT and the inclusion of OT readings are a good thing.  People who oppose it say that it's a LOT easier for the people in the pews to grasp a repeated 52 than a repeated 156 readings.

What IS certain is that the Propers of the Mass (remember them??) have not been updated to reflect the OF cycle.  Maybe just eliminating them will be the next major change; and under Pp. Francis, that could very easily happen.

Blast From the (Distant) Past: Matt Flynn

Saw Flynn last night on the teevee.  Hard to miss--he hasn't had a haircut since 1980 or so, when he was playing hardball bully-boy, picking on child-victims of homosexual priest ephebophiles.

Don't know why he wasn't wearing bell-bottoms with a paisley shirt.

If nothing else, he makes Tony Evers look even more like a girl.

NeverTrumper Schneider Having Teenage-Girl Fits

Some NeverTrumpers have gone into catatonic-teen-girl states.  Schneider joins the RedState bunch in his piece here.

By the way, whatever happened to Charlie Sykes?

Diane Feinstein, Aging Badly

The woman from the land of fruits and nuts has declared--after lots of research into the Second Amendment--that concealed carry is un-Constitutional.

OK, then.  She should disarm us.

Monday, October 09, 2017

What the GunGrabbers Want Next

It ain't a "bump-stock" ban.  (By the way, very few actual gun people use the damn things.  It's more important to hit a target than to blow a bunch of lead everywhere....but I digress.)

Courtesy The Captain, we have this exchange:

...“You said earlier that you would be willing to allow a clean bill in Congress that bans or regulates bump stocks without requiring more, broader gun control to be attached to the bill,” Jake Tapper said. “Is universal background checks, closing the so-called gun show loophole, requiring background checks for private sales, is that the next step for people in your philosophical camp and Senate?”

“It should be the next step, in large part because it is the most popularly accepted change. And it has the biggest effect,” Murphy said. “So yes, that would be the clear next step....

That next step is also called "a registry."  Your name will be on a list, which will be kept by the ever-trustworthy IRS FBI  NSA.......well, they'll find somebody.  Not to worry.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Colonic Kaepertwit: "It's All About MEEEEEE!!"

Well, see, here's the principle:  employ MEEEEEEE!!! and I will respect the flag.

UPDATE:  The story is Fake News!!  And the reporter has been offered a lifetime no-cut $1 million contract with CNN.

I might have made up part of the last graf.