Thursday, October 20, 2016

"The Russians, The Russians!!" So What? (UPDATED)

Some radio-pundits seem to think that when "the Russians!!!" penetrate email accounts and release the information to the US public, that's a......terrible....awful....horrible.........NASTY.....thing.  The fact that the information helps Trump (at this time) seems to be more important than the actual content of the materials.  Hmmmm.

Let's get a little further into this thing.

First off, it seems that US Government sources---all controlled by Obama, we remind you--are the 'reliable' sources which pin the tail on the Russkis.  That includes the FBI's "reliable" Mr. Comey.  (Nuff said).  The revelations (at present) point to an utterly corrupt, totally self-serving (D) candidate, who happens to be Obama's favored successor.  In fact, they underline and support the contentions that Hillary is exactly that.

One radio pundit makes the irrelevant point that 'Trump invited the Russians to do this.'  As though the Russians would NEVER have thought of it before that.  Right-o!  (The Chinese Communists are laughing uncontrollably.  There's a reason:  with a Hillary presidency, the ChiComs win, the Russkis lose.  And if you're fool enough to think that the ChiComs don't have this--and all sorts of other goodies--you need a long rest in a padded room.)

Finally:  I don't give a damn where the information came from, IF the information is valid.  Just as in the case of Project Veritas, we note that there are no flat-out, documented DENIALS of the case presented.

So.  What's the harm, other than to HRC?

And why is THAT worthy of denunciation?

Some radio-pundits used to say that 'the answer to flawed speech is MORE speech.'  Have things changed?

UPDATE:  Denninger absolutely destroys the "Russians" bullshit.  While it could have been the Russkis, it could also have been a bored high-school kid.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"The Money" or "The Citizens"? The Results in France

History matters, quite a bit, while discussing "free trade" and its effects.

...France and Britain were longtime rivals and both countries were committed to Mercantilism, yet they struck one of the first “free trade “deals or at least the first deal premised on philosophy of free trade. Even today, many free market types will argue that trade can overcome even the bitterest of rivalries. People like making money more than they like making trouble, so the theory goes. This trade deal is proof of that.

The most notable part of the deal is that it was a disaster for France. Soon after the deal was signed, there was a flood of British manufactured goods into France. Importation of British goods doubled. This put enormous pressure on the already distressed French industries, setting off riots and revolts. Naturally, this put pressure on the already strained relations between the provinces and the crown. Most historians count the Eden Treaty as one of the contributing factors leading up to the French Revolution.

What the French government did not understand when negotiating the treaty is that trade is not a static thing. Even if the French could vastly increase their sale of wine and linens to Britain, in order to offset the import of British manufactured goods, there would still be significant economic dislocation in the French economy. The wine merchants would be happy, but the French cotton mills in Normandy would be devastated, which is why riots broke out there soon after the deal was implemented.

Trade between nations can be a very good thing for both nations. It can be a terrible thing too. It’s not always easy to know in advance....

(You really should read all of the linked essay, which has lots of other useful information!)

Umnnnhhhh, yah.  When one of the effects is a revolution, well,....

Last week, another pundit (regrets--I forget which one) noted that 'economics' must be governed by 'politics,'--not the other way around.  IOW, while Gummints can make all sorts of trade deals on behalf of their moneyed-interest friends, demolishing the livelihoods of vast numbers of citizens is NOT in the country's best interests.  Or, as the Froggy King found out, not in the best interests of the regnant rulers.

We would not, of course, suggest that the guillotine is a remedy.


Indy Star "Newspaper" Not Up on the News

The Indiana Secretary of State--and the Indiana State Police--have found multiple instances of the setups for vote-fraud in that State.

The "newspaper" report on the story leaves out actual news, of course.

In Veritas' second video, released BEFORE the dateline on the Indy Star story, one of the (D) criminal conspirators tells the Veritas spy that 'Indiana is a target' for vote-fraud activities because--like Michigan--it has very loose registration laws.  (No kidding!!  Read the story;  a second-grader could game Indiana's system.)

The reporter for the Indy Star is well on his way to a career at CNN where anchorettes have proclaimed that the US already has term-limits on Congresscritters.

O tempora!!  O mores!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Milwaukee In the Headlines!!

Always nice to see Milwaukee highlighted in a news video, right??

Yup.  Part Two of Project Veritas' documentary on Democrat Crooks (I repeat myself) was filmed right in Milwaukee.  Mostly.  There were side trips to Chicago to visit with a genuine FIB and then to NYC.

But yah.  Tom Barrrett's Milwaukee.  John Chisholm's Milwaukee.

David Clarke will not be amused.

HRC's Governing Style

Don't say you weren't warned about a Hillary presidency.

A Clinton campaign “Forward Together” bus has been caught dumping foul-smelling human waste into the street and down a storm drain in Lawrenceville, Georgia, according to several reports.

“Police say when they arrived on the scene, toilet paper was scattered everywhere and there was a foul smell,” reported Atlanta’s WGCL-TV 46.

Local businessman Mike Robins snapped several photos of the bus dumping the stinky waste into the street

Dump crap all over, wherever, whenever.  That's our Hillary!!

Is the Mood Surly? Or Just Worried?

This is not really surprising.

For the 17th time in a row, the record for the amount of background checks conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in a single month has been broken. Additionally, the FBI stated in their report that there was a 32 percent increase in background checks during the first half of 2016 compared to the same time period in 2015....

NRA (the source) goes on to speculate--with foundation--that it's likely the records will be broken in November and December, too.

Imagine that!  The Feds won't control the border, nor take care that immigrants are amenable to the US' living arrangements, and the cops are not controlling criminals.

Then there's the spectre of Hildebeeste in the background....

Monday, October 17, 2016

So, Charlie Sykes, Riddle Me This....

Charlie doesn't like David Clarke's rhetoric.

OK.  I'm not a fan, either.

So Charlie:  reconcile your prim distaste with the evidence shown at the post below.

Just exactly WHO is starting the riots, Charlie?  What's "unacceptable," or--as your MSNBC host-ette phrased it, "unconscionable"??


(Well, then, how about this, Charlie:  will MSNBC run that clip from Veritas?

Will they??  You know, and I know, they will not.)

Look, Charlie (and all the rest of you who sniff at Clarke):  Clarke's rhetoric is over the top, but his frustration--which gave birth to the rhetoric--is shared by a lot of people, and not just Trump people.

Boys in the girls' rooms?  Queer marriage?  ObozoCare is a tax-fee-tax--fee--whatever?  Refugees, and we don't know their real names?  The collapse of US manufacturing with the bail-outs of banks and the auto industry?  Shall we get into the collapse of right order that we see in the schools and cities?  Shall we??

Puh    Leeze.

Think Podesta's a Dirtball? You Are RIGHT!!!

Gee.  Who'da thunk that Podesta, Hillary, and the DNC are dirtballs?

Here's the proof.  On video.

It won't be covered by the lame-streams, and it certainly won't be prosecuted by the Department of Injustice.

Citizen counter-actions come to mind.

How "Catholic" Is the Catholic Campaign for Human Development?

Earlier, we mentioned that Judas has a successor in the person of John Podesta, a "Catholic" who organized and fund-raised for a couple of anti-Catholic organizations which claimed to be "Catholic."

Turns out that our modern-day Judas has a lot of acolytes--a number of whom were employed by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, as we learn from Anne Hendershott.

Alexia Kelley, for example, brought a decade (1993-2002) of experience of working on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for the Bishops Conference—during which time she helped funnel more than seven million dollars to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).

But that's not all.

...Kelley was joined at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good by other colleagues from the USCCB, including John Gehring, Tom Chabolla and Francis Xavier Doyle...

Not only are these traitors to the Faith graduates of CCHD, they play dirty.

...During the time Korzen led Catholics United as a lobbying organization (501c4), he used bullying tactics against faithful Catholic writers who attempted to expose his questionable activities. Korzen was instrumental in triggering the political audit of William Donohue, the leader of the Catholic League. Donohue found out about Korzen’s role in triggering the audit from a CNN reporter. It is likely that Korzen also played an important role in triggering my IRS audit also—although the Obama administration has refused to respond fully to three Freedom of Information Act  requests from Atty. Charles LiMandri on my behalf....

(S'pose the John Chisholm persecution of conservatives was inspired by these cretins?  Remember, Chisholm and his associate Francis Schmitz are both nominally Catholic.  Just sayin'....)

 Now, of course, this leads to a question:  how many OTHER Judases are on the payroll of CCHD?

And that leads to ANOTHER question:  does CCHD deserve your support if you're a Catholic?

There are plenty of Catholic (and not-Catholic) 501c3's that deserve your charitable dollars and efforts. 

Maybe CCHD is not one of them.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Indispensable Cold Fury

This guy would be a riot at dinner, with or without booze.

Just the link here.  It's a VERY short post.

See?  You read it already!!!  And I see that s*&^-eating grin on your face, too.

"Moral Considerations"??

Yah, MORAL considerations vis-a-vis this damn election.

I've had three Stages of Trump.  The first was along the lines of "Huh?  He's a TV twit with bad hair!  You're kidding, right?" 

The second was "The guy has some interesting things to say, but he says them very badly." 

The third was "NEVER THIS IDIOT!!"  You remember:  'judges write laws', 'those NRA people' (not 'we'), the crass (look up the word!) braggadocio, the serial-monogamy stuff, the mouth-and-brain-in-gutter stuff....we could go on.

Yah, well. 

Now it's possible that I'm in the fourth stage:  "It can NOT be Hillary."

Most of you do not remember the size of the original American Spectator, but I was reading it when it was about 12" X 18" and still headquartered in Indiana.  They ran a multi-part, exhaustive, series on Bill and Hill.  There are some differences between those two and La Cosa Nostra, but not many.  Actually, La Cosa members might be insulted to read that, so I'll ameliorate it a bit:  La Cosa Nostra was not into baby-killing and they did not dare to dream with the avarice of Hillary and Bill.  That's only possible when the US Armed Forces, the FBI, the CIA, and the IRS are at your disposal as was (and is) the case with the Clintons.

But given all that, Bill Clinton was a damn good politician.  He knew when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em (except with women). 

Hillary, on the other hand, has zero political smarts.  Outer space is warmer and angry cobras are more empathetic.  She will never fold 'em; she'll simply Schmeiss her opponents (look that up, too.)  And the courts will find it to be legal.

There's something else:  the last four years of Bush and all eight of Obozo separate the 'good old days' of Bill Clinton-ism from today.  The State has grown exponentially due to those two.  SCOTUS is completely out of control; Earl Warren and John Kennedy would be puking blood at what the courts and the Presidency have become.  (What remains of the Mafia is green with envy.)  Finally--and even more frightening, if that's possible--Hillary would love to have a war with Russia.  Wars always increase the power of the President, even without a declaration of martial law.  Ask George Bush, or FDR.

Trump has no cohesive plan for anything, of course.  He's a 'transaction' guy, buying today what he'll sell tomorrow and maybe he'll buy it back in a few years, too.  There is no linear progression to his plans, and no principled foundation to the man, nor what he will do as President.  The worst part of a 'deal-maker' President is that he's 'dealing' with your money (and your country).  But that's offset by the fact that no matter who has a majority in whichever house of Congress, Trump will ALWAYS have opposition.  He'll be pushed and/or forced to play nice, at least some of the time.

It will be a tumultuous four years and--frankly--if nothing happens in DC, that's a win compared to what HRC will do, which is anything to get what she wants.  And she can do it to you, your family, and your friends just like she did it to our men in Benghazi.  With a smile, eyeballs jumping from their sockets and coughing uncontrollably like any proper witch.

So, morals. 

If I know that an HRC Presidency will take the country into oblivion with odds of 4 to 1, (a reasonable bet), and I know that a Trump Presidency will take the country into oblivion with odds of 50/50, (also reasonable), which is the better choice?

First, a word from Gelernter:

...A vote for anyone [other than Trump] or for no one might be an honest, admirable gesture in principle, but we don’t need conscientious objectors in this war for the country’s international standing and hence for the safety of the world and the American way of life. It’s too bad one has to vote for Mr. Trump. It will be an unhappy moment at best. Some people will feel dirty, or pained, or outright disgraced....(HT:  RenMan)

How about "all of the above," Mr. G.?

I'm not done yet.

The forces who find it convenient to have the President of the U.S. cornered, or in their pocket, will not disappear with the election of Trump.  They will simply put on different faces and clothing and find the weakness (with Obozo, it was streaming from every pore.)  If you haven't read "A Man in Full" by Tom Wolfe, you should read it now, because Wolfe laid it out plain.  Theirs is a long game, and Trump's is a short one--which is what I meant by 'transactional.'  Thus, it is even more important to get many more men like Cruz, Lee, and Jordan into Congress, with the fervent hope that they will hold their ground and prevent disaster. 

For Trump is really a disaster-in-waiting.  HRC is disaster-now.  It's like the Army's gas warfare:  CN, or CS.  (Cry now/Cry sooner.)

Your choice!

We Have to Admit Trump's Right (Here)

Well, The Donald is finally getting back to what actually matters.  And--surprise!!!--he sounds a lot more like Ted Cruz.

...The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.

The political establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories, and our jobs, as they flee to Mexico, China and other countries all around the world. Our just-announced job numbers are anemic. Our gross domestic product, or GDP, is barely above 1 percent. And going down. Workers in the United States are making less than they were almost 20 years ago, and yet they are working harder.

It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities....

...The Clinton machine is at the center of this power structure. We’ve seen this first hand in the WikiLeaks documents, in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors.

Honestly, she should be locked up....quoted at ColdFury

Admitted:  Cruz never got around to stating the obvious about The Hildebeeste; but that wasn't on the radar in the primaries.  Maybe it should have been.

More to follow on this thing, in the line of moral options for the election.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

How Jihadists Will Disarm Americans

Well, it won't start with "jihadists."  It will start with Hildebeeste.

...the next Democratic president -- be it Hillary Clinton or someone else -- will sign into law a sweeping, foreign-style gun ban.
The legislation has already been written. H.R. 4269 would enact a national, permanent ban on the manufacture and sale of so-called “assault weapons” and all firearm magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The bill, introduced last December, already has149 Democratic co-sponsors (218 are needed to pass the House).

H.R. 4269 would ban all AR-15 and AK-type rifles and all civilian versions of military rifles produced anywhere in the word within the past 60 years or so. The bill would also ban all parts kits, stripped receivers, “bump-fire” stocks, thumbhole stocks, trigger cranks, so-called “compliant” rifles, and “any… characteristic that can function as a [pistol] grip.”...

No surprise here.  But that doesn't exactly eliminate AR's, does it?

Well,  THAT can be arranged.
 ...The impetus to push such legislation through Congress would likely come from a high-profile shooting or terrorist act that, like the Reichstag fire, would receive extensive media attention and provide the propaganda necessary for gun controllers like Chuck Schumer, the next Democratic Senate Majority Leader, to enact their pre-existing agenda. Republicans might find themselves accused of being “soft on terrorism” if they voted against gun control after such an event. Indeed, President Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has already stated publicly that domestic gun control is necessary as an anti-terrorism measure....

There you are.  One (or several) Muzzies will take their cue and act, killing off a number of folks at a sporting event, parade, or picnic.  

They will have succeeded in disarming Americans, except those who break the law.  Now the only problem will be to find and persecute the lawbreakers.

That might be dicey, of course.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Podesta's Stooges

We've had John Podesta on the radar since he was in the Clinton administration yammering loudly about being "Catholic."

As it turns out, Podesta has his very own faith and he intends to implement that through a few front-groups.  (However, he was baptized into the Catholic Church, so there's that.)

One of them is "Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good."  Board members there include James Zogby (Zogby Polling), Alfred Rotondaro, (no actual jobs in his background), Benjamin Palumbo, a well-traveled political hack, and James Salt, another political hack.  Staffers are found on another page of the website--the usual bunch of Beltway hangers-on, 'reporters', and propaganda pushers/manufacturers.

The other outfit is "Catholics United" which does not appear to have a webpage.  James Salt shows up again as one of the two principals, and a "community organizer" named Chris Korzen is the other name.  This organization specializes in lying like Hell about ObozoCare.

It is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for Podesta's re-conversion to the Catholic faith.

The War-Mongers, Hillary, Putin, and The Election

Vox Day presents an interesting war-game theory.

What's worst about it is the fact that the War-Monger Pubbies remain extremely influential--and that the Hildebeeste agrees with them.

That, my friends, is genuinely frightening.

The REAL "Republican" Problem

This is excerpted from a story of a Wisconsin woman who was sexually assaulted by Bill Kramer, now an ex-Legislator of the (R) persuasion.  The woman was a very active Republican for quite some time.

...As the years progressed though, I began to see evidence of the GOP turning its back on people who did the right thing, instead of the “right thing for the party”. I was becoming disillusioned. But the straw that broke the camel’s back and turned me away from my party all together was how I was treated when I finally decided to come forward after being sexually assaulted by one of our elected officials....

The woman identified the REAL problem in the first sentence above.  She provides plenty of personal evidence afterwards in the story.

It has long been clear that "Republican" is not congruent with "Conservative."  The (R) Party is, in many ways, merely a co-conspirator with the (D) Party in taking your money; the only difference is who gets the money afterwards.

Since this is not an encyclopedia, I will not dig up examples. But if you think that Donald Trump is any different from the rest of them, your faith is seriously mis-placed. 

The Hillary Kind of Catholic

But this guy is certainly not a "deplorable."  (Story from 2015)

Eric McFadden, 46, the former head of the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives for Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland, was arrested this morning and faces two counts of promoting prostitution, two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of pandering obscenity involving a nude minor and one count of compelling prostitution, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien told the Springfield News-Sun....

...McFadden’s faith outreach has not been limited to the Ohio governor’s office. In 2004, McFadden worked for Catholics for Kerry and in 2005, served as the president for the organization, Catholics for Faithful Citizenship. In 2006, he was a spokesperson for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, and more recently, he was Hillary Clinton’s lead Catholic outreach organizer as the State Faith & Values Outreach Director during the race for the Democratic presidential nomination....

Trump talks.  Democrats DO.

I'm Even MORE Deplorable!!

We're pleased to be part of that Deplorables Club!  Not only do we get points for owning a gun and opposing unlimited/un-vetted Muslim immigration; we get points for being Actually Catholic!

“Conservative Catholics” are the latest Americans to be smeared by members of Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, leaked emails revealed on Tuesday show.
Catholic beliefs are bashed as “backwards” and conservative Catholics are termed responsible for “an amazing bastardization of the faith” in one of the more than 1,000 hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta released Tuesday afternoon by WikiLeaks....

We should note that Podesta is (nominally) Catholic.  I'm sure that his Bishop is pleased with this.

John Podesta's Very Own Fever-Swamp

Podesta lives in his own fever-swamp.

The chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign got upset because the Miss America pageant had so many finalists from former Confederate states, newly-released emails show.

“Do you think it’s weird that of the 15 finalists in Miss America, 10 came from the 11 states of the CSA?”...

Who the Hell--other than fever-swamp-dwellers--thinks that way?

Frankly, I don't pay much attention to those contests; but if I did, my attention would NOT focus on the residences of the winning girls.  Nor, for that matter, their shoe-size.

Krauthammer: Wrong

Krauthammer, an Establishment guy if there ever was one, read the line provided for him by the Clinton mob.  They came up with it after Trump said he'd prosecute Hildebeeste for her blatant violation of Federal law relating to her use of a private email account to transmit Top Secret/Compartmentalized information.

..."That's banana republic," said Charles Krauthammer....

With all due respect, Charles, screw yourself.  That old bitch should really be shot at dawn for treason--except treason requires intent, which will be difficult to prove.

Those Electricity Prices? ObozoNomics!!!

Recently, a group of large Wisconsin industrials complained that Wisconsin's electricity prices were increasing, making Wisconsin less competitive.  They should look at Obozo and the supine (R) Congress, just as YOU should when you open your electric bill.

...“It is particularly troubling to note in a state whose economy is built on manufacturing that in 2015, not only did Wisconsin have the highest average industrial rate when compared to surrounding states, the Midwest and U.S. averages respectively, but the growth rate from 2001 to 2015 was the highest as well,” the groups said....

No surprise there.  Wisconsin utilities--like those in other States--are complying with the Obozo Green Weenies, whose wind-and-solar Unicorn Farts-dreams cost a helluvalot of money.  As you can see with the chart at this link, electricity prices have gone straight up during the regime of this President, except in States where natural gas is readily available (and in D.C., Maryland, and Delaware, by some strange co-incidence.)

A big chunk of those price increases is due to utilities building windmills; another is from utilities building new gas-fired plants or installing extremely expensive "scrubbing" equipment on their existing coal-fired plants.  Windmills are next-to-useless, of course.  As you can see in the chart, States which have large windmill installations ALSO have large electric-price increases.

“President Obama openly ran in 2008 on a platform of making electricity rates ‘skyrocket’ and bankrupting anyone who dared to build a coal plant in the United States,” Travis Fisher, an economist at the Institute for Energy Research, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Now, more than seven years into his presidency, it should come as no surprise that his efforts have taken a widespread toll in the form of higher electricity rates for nearly every state in the union.”...

What has the (R) Congress done about Obozo's Green-Weenie-Unicorn-Farts orders?


Thanks, boys.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Just One (Fraudulent) Vote", eh, Tommy?

Little Tommy Barrett, the Missing (and Do-Nothing) Mayor, asked for "just one example" of vote fraud.

How about "thousands" of (D) fraud-votes in New York City, Tommy?

As the HotAir writer mentions, this is a gift to Donald Trump and, if he loses, may have repercussions.  It's clear that the FedGov is lawless and that vote-fraud not only exists, it is standard practice with the (D) Party.

So if "lawlessness" will be the law of the land.....well.....

HRC's Server Was On the Cloud (!!?)

If true, this should be the basis for a criminal indictment of the Hildebeeste.  Not that it will happen; the Department of Selective Justice will never, ever, prosecute a high ranking Democrat for any criminal activity.  Never.

Someone claiming to be associated or affiliated with Anonymous has, it appears, discovered that at least one of Hillary's "private-cum-private" servers is on a public cloud....

Aaaaannnnd, the update:

 ...Update: That was fast -- Anon now claims in a Twitter post that the server has been penetrated and imaged.  Here it comes Hillary; this is what you get for hiring incompetent people who do blatantly-stupid things....

So.  Will "Anonymous" release all those Top Secret/Compartmentalized emails that the old bitch sent--illegally?  Or will we only learn what size dress the brat-daughter wears for her wedding?

Curious minds want to know.

HT:  Ticker

New "How to Hire a Cop" Guidelines!!

The now-notorious Federal Department of Justice-for-Some has emitted new guidelines for hiring local cops.  The guidelines fit very well with "hiring Democrat voters", by the way.

...Researchers and practitioners have also highlighted that the use of criminal background checks, which are a regular part of the screening process for many agencies, is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants since, for a variety of reasons [actually, for one reason: they commit more crime], individuals from those communities are more likely to have contact with the criminal justice system.... (NB:  editorial clarification from our source, Moonbattery)

It gets better!!

...Allowing work-authorized non-U.S. citizens to work in state and local law enforcement, particularly in jurisdictions with large immigrant populations, can enable agencies to more closely represent the diversity of their community. Especially as agencies work to serve communities with a large percentage of limited English proficient (LEP) residents, excluding officers who are not U.S. citizens may significantly limit the number of applicants who speak languages other than English....

Can't wait to see how Ed Flynn implements those suggestions.


So here we are, with a Presidential election hanging on the REAL issue:  dirty talk from a professional-and-proud-of-it lecher.

Umnnhhhh, yah.

A great deal of bilious mouth-farting is coming from various elements of the Republican establishment, all of whom seem to forget the question:  WWJD?

Well, here's the answer:  the Republicans Pharisees caught a woman in the act of adultery and were preparing to denounce stone her.  Jesus came upon the scene and challenged them:  "....let those among you without sin punish her....."

And they all walked away.  Except the Republicans, who were all sinless.


The Embarrassment of America

One more vignette from our sojourn!

On the way back, we overnighted in Kentucky and found a nearby establishment which was showing the Packer game.  Unfortunately, it was also showing the "debate" on other screens.

There were two other couples watching, one from Canada, and one from England.  When we had gone through the polite small-talk about travel, homes, and the football game, both of those couples gently said something about the candidates.  They were gentle, but clearly understood the problem.

Here's what they did not say, but what they hinted at knowing:

...both major American political parties have seen fit to nominate for President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump.  The Democrats have nominated a brazenly corrupt, decades-long scandalized, quasi-socialistic, national security-undermining, should-be felonious septuagenarian plutocrat.  The Republicans, in committing something closely akin to Jonestown-esque mass suicide at their nominating convention in Cleveland, have seen fit to nominate a borderline-deranged, spiteful, grossly uninformed, quasi-fascistic, Kremlin-tainted, anti-American exceptionalism, Mafia-connected, monstrously vulgar, malcontent tangerine buffoon....

It's a very odd feeling to have to acknowledge the truth to foreign guests in our country.  It's very odd to be ashamed of the US' political system.

But that's what it is.

(FWIW, the English folks seemed to be sympathetic to Conservatism; the Canadians, not so much--perhaps because our English guests run their own business and the Canadians were both on Government payrolls.)

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Catholic World Is Small, Indeed

Another vacay observation....

We were in a Southern city which has recovered very nicely from a roasting administered by a Northern General and his army about 90 years ago.  Went to Mass and fell into conversation with a wonderful lady, an attorney, and ex-Episcopalian.

I mentioned that in the past I had been somewhat active on FreeRepublic and there 'met' a woman, attorney, Episcopalian, with a certain "handle."

Lo and behold!  The woman with whom we were conversing worked in the very same law-firm as did my FR correspondent, has maintained contact with her, and reported that the other woman had swum the Tiber about 10 years ago or so.

In the Catholic world, it's not seven degrees.  It's often only 3.

Female Clinton Staffer Posts Obscene Pic

I think Fox6 covered this very well.

It's NEVER going to hit the national MSM, of course.

The Fainting Couch for Democrats?  Not on your life.

You Are Stupid. Shut Up and Sit Down!

Our friends at Convention of States dug up an interesting survey.

...Among the federal bureaucrats, think tank leaders, and congressional staff members surveyed, 72 percent believe the public has no knowledge about policies to aid the poor and 71 percent believe the public doesn’t understand science and technology. Among the eight different policy areas surveyed, no more than 6 percent believed the public had “a great deal” of knowledge on the topic....

It must be true, because D.C. people SAY it is true.

WI GOP "Forward Agenda": The Usual, and One Klinker

The Wisconsin GOP has put forth a 30 page PDF of their agenda.

Tax reform, check. 

Sales tax holiday.  What BS.

Lotsa smoke, mirrors, and foofoodust about "transportation."  Vos still wants to raise gas-tax and/or registration fees, Walker doesn't.  Get the popcorn.  (By the way, that 3-lane area on I-94?  Terrible traffic problem.  Was forced to hold speed down to 79 MPH through the horrible jams.  /off sarcasm)

Cut red tape, reform administrative rules--only 73% of the AdminCode left to go, check.

Improve veteran's services, "fight" FedGov over-reach, check.  (Good luck with that, boys and girls.  Either Presidential nominee is a hard-left Statist.)

Promote trade, optimize exports, check.

Study Dep't of Public Instruction, kill off bloodsuckers doing what individual school districts should do, check.

Support Choice, encourage STEM, check.


Give every HS freshman their very own laptop or tablet.

Are you serious?  The Little Darlings cannot make it through HS without their very own computer?  Ours had to come up with an HP calculator (price:  $85.00++) on their own (or parents') dime.


And by the way, since you are in effect handing out libraries--are you going to buy back all those books?  Require Districts to make the libraries into classroom space?   Get rid of the school librarians?

Moving on...

Offer additional training for 'urban environment' teachers.  (Such as pistolcraft, blade-fighting, karate, and free flak-jackets?)

Time-to-degree/degree completion, check.  (Won't happen because UW System admits anyone, no matter if they can read, write, or add/subtract.)  Want a better idea?  Close 3 UW campuses and restrict admissions to "top 20%" ACT grades--and anyone from another State who pays full-boat.

Moving on, again....

Fight crime, strengthen families, fight Alzheimers, get more medical professionals, check check check check.

Protect the environment, reduce welfare fraud, stop heroin/opioid, yadayada, check, check, check.

That's a lot of "doing" for a single session.  Nice goals!

Vacay Observations

Spent some quality time with She Who Must Be Obeyed and one of the chilluns, SIL's, and g'kids.


The bypass in Chicago is finally done.  Expensive, too.

Roads in Wisconsin are just as good as roads in TN, GA, and IN.

Indiana I-65 reconstruction is a pitiable hot mess.  Two years running.

I-24 at Chat'nooga needs another lane.  But that requires moving a big chunk of mountain.

Gasoline here is mid-price compared to 5 other States.

Holiday Inn at Franklin, TN is an exceptionally nice facility.  Pricey, but nice.

Comfort Suites/Airport in Louisville is a very good value.  Older facility but VERY clean, spacious.

Wisconsin cigarettes are significantly over-taxed.

God is good.  Weather was perfect every single day, going and coming.

Chrysler mini-van will get 27MPG with the hammer down.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Next Book on The List

Huntington's Clash of Civilizations.

Vox pulls three quotes, all of which are indisputable, period.

Ryan Whines Like a Little.....

Paul Ryan:

“I’m tired of divided government. It doesn’t work very well,” Ryan said. “We’re just at loggerheads...."

Victor D Hanson:

Congress has proven woefully inept at asserting its constitutional right to check and balance Obama’s executive overreach.

Speaker Ryan, don't blame the American voter for your woeful ineptitude.