Sunday, September 24, 2017

Civil War in the Catholic Church: Volley Three

After Pp. Francis published a document on marriage--which publication had many of the elements of the (D) enactment of ObozoCare--there came a reaction.

That reaction, the first, was from four Cardinals of the Church who asked some very pointed questions about the wording of the document.  It's been more than 1 year since the Cardinals sent their letter to Pp. Francis and there has been no response (although one of the Cardinals was summarily--and dishonestly--'fired' from his post.)

The second reaction was from about four dozen prominent theologians spread across a few continents.  They asked the same questions, but the run-up to them was much more detailed.  They have gotten the same response--and another firing, this time of a lay professor in Spain.

Now another reaction, from several dozen OTHER laypeople and clerics.  (I'm told that the Jebbies are 'doxxing' these people as this is being composed, showing all the usual class of the post-Vatican II Jebs.)

Pretty soon, ya'know, this might get serious.

Trump v. NFL: THE Cage-Match

So The Donald, lacking anything else to do, managed to stick his fingers into a hornet's nest, calling out football players who think that the USA sucks.

First off, the players who pull that stuff are jerks.  They are acting like two-year-olds.  By the time normal people are about 21 years old, they understand that life is not fair.  (Yes, I know; for college snowflakes the age is more like 27.) 

Here's a thought:  as soon as your $1+++ million/year contracts stop rolling in, leave the country!  Find a better place!!  See how that First Amendment stuff works there!!  I heard that Germany is looking for diversity.  So is Italy.  Or you could try Red China; they really need diversity but don't know it.  Educate them!

Secondly, the NFL is as "divisive" as can be, second only to the Obozo Administration.  This is the NFL which threatened a church group with a lawsuit because that group hosted a fund-raiser in the church basement while an NFL game was played on a TV.  Divisive  much, Goodell, you jackwad? 

This is the NFL which demands that teams interview "diverse" candidates for any coaching job, instead of just "the best" candidates.  I'll take the NFL seriously when Tony Dungy is Commish.

Finally:  The Donald shoulda stood in bed.  There are some situations which the President cannot and should not attempt to resolve, and this is one of them.  The President cannot eliminate or shame all the jackwads in the USA--hell, this President can't even prosecute Hillary Clinton for blatant, willful, and serial violations of the ESPIONAGE ACT.  In short, Donald, play on your home field and start shooting the alligators in the swamp.  Ignore the two-year-olds.  

In Vegas, the odds are that you'll lose this one, Donald.  Cut the losses and go after Hillary, Susan Rice, Lois Lerner, Podesta, and your immediate predecessor

That's something you can WIN with.

So Rand Paul Wants *THIS* Legacy?

Nolte said it pretty well.

...we cannot all be Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who looks like he could end up taking John McCain’s place next week as Obamacare’s sole savior. Because he is not getting everything he wants right away, Paul is refusing to support Graham-Cassidy, and his no-vote, his oh-so principled stand, could forever saddle our country with Obamacare. Some legacy....

I'm fairly certain that Rand Paul understands history and the term 'long march.'  It took the Progressive Socialists about 100 years to effect national healthcare and they still have not gotten The Prize, which is single-payer.

I ask Rand Paul to understand the 'long march' in reverse, and vote FOR Graham-Cassidy-RoJo.  I'm not a raving fan, either--but this is not a PolicyWonkLaLaLand Ryansplat.  It's a pretty damn good start. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gummint Wanted a Nice Truck. So They Took One.

The guy is paying $673/month for a truck the Gummint stole.

S'pose he'll get his money back?

(OK.  I can hear your bitter laughter all the way over here....)

End of Dishonest Accounting in NAFTA?

For years (and years, and years) we've been told that all those jobs which went to Mexico didn't really make a difference to the Glorious Future of America because the 'value-added' component was tilted towards the US.  (Of course, that lost job meant something to the family whose breadwinner was on the street, but hey!!  The Glorious Future calls!!!)

We were also told that the Cost Of Labor was excessive; that nobody could possibly survive $30.00-$40.00/hour (plus bennies) labor-cost in industry. 

(We were told that by people who were paying up to $100 grand plus bennies to public school teachers, by the way.  That was for their 9-month/year scheduled work.)

Well, on further review of the actual statistics:

...the Trump administration released a new study on Friday that shows U.S. value-added content is declining for manufactured goods imported from Mexico and Canada. 

The Commerce Department analysis of recently released OECD trade in value-added data found that U.S. content in automotive imports from Mexico declined to 18.1 percent in 2011 from 26.5 percent in 1995. U.S. content in automotive imports from Canada declined to 26.4 percent from 34.9 percent over the same period

At the same time, automotive value added content from non-NAFTA countries in Mexican auto imports rose to 29.5 percent from 13.2 percent. China has seen the fastest growth in that component, to 5.8 percent in 2011 from a scant 0.3 percent in 1995....

Obviously, someone OTHER than the lying US Chamber performed the study. 

But I'll cut some slack to the US Chamber of Commerce (read:  GE, GM, IBM and 10 others).  The REAL culprit for the exporting of jobs is the Government.  The cost of OSHA, EPA, and ERISA (not to mention such things as multiple-levels of taxes and compliance costs therefor) are VERY significant--probably far more than mere 'labor' costs.

But don't hold your breath.  Trump or no, the Gummint will not de-regulate, particulary if that means less Gummint employees sucking your lifeblood.  Not gonna happen.

I Told You So!

Several years ago, I warned that Sen. Chris Dodd of CT was the Big Banks' stooge on Capitol Hill.  And then The Stooge co-wrote Dodd-Frank, which passsed, and which Obozo signed. 

(You remember Obozo, right?  The Commie who played 'anti-bank' harmonica in the Totalitarian Band, right?  The one who just picked up a $400K check for opening his pie-hole at Goldman?  Yah, that one.)

So, anyhow.

...“Dodd-Frank is great if you’re a giant financial institution. It is lousy if you’re a local community bank and if you’re a credit union. And in the four years after Dodd-Frank, community banks lost market share at a rate double what they were losing before then – 12 percent versus 6 percent.”
According to Cruz, more than 80 community banks have “gone under” in Texas while 1,800 have closed across the nation.

“This is not good for the banking institutions but it’s particularly bad for small businesses. If you care about growth, if you care about small businesses, who do you think is lending to small business? Who do you think lends money to that farmer to buy the tractor? Who do you think lends money to that small restaurant owner to open a new restaurant and hire the waiters and waitresses and cooks? It’s the small community banks, the financial institutions hurt by Dodd-Frank,” he said....

By the way, you can take it from me:  Chase Bank sucks toad-balls.  Never had an account there, and I never will--and the story won't fit into this blog.  But they suck toad-balls.

The Demise of Metro Milwaukee

One doesn't have to look far to understand why businesses and people are fleeing the metro-Milwaukee area.

The two shitbuckets caught in this chase (two others remain at large) have extensive juvie criminal records, but are still out there doing extensive damage to people and property.

So why are people fleeing the area?

John Chisholm, Tom Barrett, Chris Abele, and damn near every single judge in the County.

Why Vegas? Here's a GREAT Reason!!

Ya' learn something every day.  Here's an item about an excellent reason to go to Vegas.  Has the word "strip" in it, but has nothing to do with wimminfolk.

Actually, Jimmy Kimmel, It's NOT All About YOU

So it turns out that Jimmy Kimmel is the dummy for ventriloquist Schumer, and Kimmel uses his personal situation to bleat and whine about repealing ObozoCare.

(Kimmel is one of the very few who have survived being between Schumer and a camera!  For that he should be grateful.)

And Kimmel should STFU because it's not all about Jimmy and his son. 

It's actually about the whole country, Jimmy.  I know that's hard to take, because your Mommy never told you that.  But get over it and act like a man, instead of a little wooden dummy.

The Pope's Straw-Man Jive v. History

I suppose that a Jesuit who is facile with creating straw-man arguments is about as unusual as the sun rising in the east.  But the Pope shouldn't resort to such ....ahhh.....shady stuff.

...“I won’t hide my concern in the face of the signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia that have arisen in different regions of Europe,” the pontiff said, which are “often fueled by reticence and fear of the other, the one who is different, the foreigner.

“I am worried still more by the sad awareness that our Catholic communities in Europe are not exempt from these reactions of defensiveness and rejection...

Thus spake Francis.

Actually, Charles (the Hammer) Martel and J. Sobieski--not to mention all of Spain--would beg to differ, Holiness.  It ain't 'fear...of foreigners' here.  It's knowledge of history and current events.  Moslems have a well-documented record of warring on Catholics and assorted other Christians, not to mention Jews and Hindus.  You might have noticed that truck-massacres, nail-bombs, fire-bombs, sex assaults, and knife- and acid-attacks in Europe over the last 2 years are NOT being made by 20-something Methodist girls.  In fact, they are being made by 'foreigners' who are 'different.'

Get off your PC horse, Holiness, and answer Cdl. Burke's questions about your "marriage" document.  You're a year overdue on that project.

Need Money? Join the US Senate

Sen. Bob Corker is a wealthy man.  So are a lot of US Senators, of course.  Our very own Herbie Kohl proved that a Senator could be wealthy and STILL sleep through several terms.

But sometimes, accumulating that wealth is.....ahhh......interesting.  Let's take Sen. Corker, who is from Tennessee, and did well on an Alabama land-development.

...According to Annual Reports Sen. Corker filed with the U.S. Senate between 2014 and 2016, he made an investment in an entity known as McGowin Park, LLC, an Alabama corporation, valued at between $1 million and $5 million on July 11, 2014, for which he received a 13.7 percent interest.
McGowin Park, LLC, is an investment vehicle controlled by the Hutton Co., a Chattanooga, Tennessee, real estate development company whose CEO, Karen Hutton, has been a longtime financial contributor to Sen. Corker. It was formed for the purpose of developing the McGowin Park retail center in Mobile, Alabama....

OK.  Let's assume that Corker wrote a check for $5 million here.  At 13.7%, he would have one-seventh of the pie--making the pie $35 million.  Got that? 


...The McGowin Park retail center was sold for $77 million this year....

So a $35 million investment paid out $77 million after 3 years.  Not bad at all.  I'm sure that Sen. Corker will take phone calls from his friend Karen Hutton, who steered him to this little bonanza.

There's more to the story, by the way.  A LOT more.  But you have to read the link.  Suffice it to say that WellsFargo may be very PO'd about how they are being treated, especially compared to how Sen. Corker may benefit from this little deal in the next 20 years or so.

Anybody here old enough to recall how Hillary played the cattle-futures market?  She was SO smart that she was able to make $100 grand pre-tax in only 10 months.  Tyson Chicken hasn't done too badly since then, either.  And that's not a co-incidence.  (Neither did her "advisor," who was named chairman of the home-loan bank board by none other than Bill Clinton, who did not have sex with that woman.)

See?  Run for office, cash in.  This also worked for a leading Republican pervert and Representative, Hastert, who arranged for an Interstate highway to run right past a chunk of land he owned.  Nicely done, backdoor specialist!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lock Them Up. Lock Them Up. Lock Them Up.

Nice Elitism you have here, Lois and Hilary.  It would be a shame if it were to go up in flames.

But unless Trump and his pet dog Sessions get their butts in gear......

On Friday, September 8, 2017 -- just before the weekend -- the DOJ announced that it would not prosecute Lois Lerner for her part in the IRS-Tea Party scandal. Evidence of Lerner's guilt is overwhelming....

Yah, hey.  The author, heavily credentialed in law, takes us through the Elite "Religion" phenomenon which permeates the Deep State.  What is that?  It is the belief that anything the Deep State Hive thinks is "good" is "good" regardless of law or ethics.  That is how the jackass in DOJ came to his "non-prosecute" conclusion.

...But the second reason for the insubordination is the inner conviction of the subordinates that their policy views are not supposed to be subordinated to those of the elected president and his top lieutenants. This is both because those views are religious in nature and because it is certain these subordinates believe that indeed the executive must not be allowed to be unitary.

Of course, this will be demonstrated predominantly when the chief executive is of the opposing party. Otherwise, all is well. Meetings can take place on tarmacs, investigations will be called "matters," classified and other government documents can be taken into personal possession, the names of persons swept up in surveillance can be unmasked and even leaked to the press, and the general refrain is "we will see no evil."

Maybe The Swamp will "see no evil."  But that's not how actual CITIZENS see things.

..we must insist and demand, publicly, that the only elected official in the entire executive branch -- the president -- act to control his underlings. (Some have begun to do so.) When he does act to control them, we must support him -- publicly -- vigorously (and peacefully)....

Peacefully, assuming that Sessions' butt is kicked hard enough to get him into the game.   This ain't the Senate, Jeffy-boy.  You have no "friends" anymore.  That's OK.  Treat them as Enemies of America.  They are. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Graham-Cassidy Looks Very Good, Indeed!!

Although their names are not on the masthead, Sen. RoJo, Gov. Walker, and Rick Santorum had a great deal to do with this bill.

Judging by the pearl-clutching, hand-wringing, and pants-peeing from this little creature at Vox, the bill is by far the best we can hope for in the near future.  When you read what he objects to, you will ask "So f'n what??"

(Screw Rand Paul, who is simply PO'd about every. damn. thing.  Yes, he's right.  So what?  He's not able to dictate....)

HT:  Grim 

Warning: Lawyers Ahead

We are alerted to certain law schools, specifically U. Penn and U. SanDiego (allegedly Catholic).

...two law professors published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer calling for a revival of the “cultural script” that prevailed in the 1950s and still does among affluent Americans: “Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. . . . Eschew substance abuse and crime.”...

...The op-ed triggered an immediate uproar at the University of Pennsylvania, where one of its authors, Amy Wax, teaches. The dean of the Penn law school, Ted Ruger, published an op-ed in the student newspaper noting the “contemporaneous occurrence” of the op-ed and a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and suggesting that Ms. Wax’s views were “divisive, even noxious.” Half of Ms. Wax’s law-faculty colleagues signed an open letter denouncing her piece....

...The dean of USD’s law school, Stephen Ferruolo, issued a schoolwide memo repudiating Mr. Alexander’s article and pledging new measures to compensate “vulnerable, marginalized” students for the “racial discrimination and cultural subordination” they experience....all quotes from MoonBattery

That meme "...first thing, let's kill all the lawyers!" proves to me that Shakespeare knew about U Penn and U SanDiego law-school deans and several current and former SCOTUS occupants.

The UN Speech, DACA, and Paul Ryan's Budget

We're sure that the NeverTrump bunch will have something to soil their pants about following The Donald's speech at the UN.  Tough.  It's their pants that will stink; and the smell will resemble the one emanating from places like Venezuela and Cuba, not to mention Red China and its little sister North Korea.

No, I'm not happy with The Donald's waffle-game on DACA and the wall--but then, it was Paul Ryan who decided to continue funding Murder, Inc. Planned Parenthood in the current budget proposal. 

So while Paul Ryan's House kills innocent babies, Trump protects them.  Never thought of it that way, did you?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bannon's Reading List: The Elites Suck

This is interesting.  Apparently Steve Bannon rather likes Christopher Lasch's writings.

...some time ago the CEO of Breitbart identified Lasch’s final book The Revolt of the Elites and The Betrayal of Democracy as one of the driving inspirations behind today’s populist agenda....

Lasch was no "conservative," but he understood real life's priorities.

...Select passages from the essay “Why The Left Has No Future” make Lasch’s presence on Bannon’s reading list even easier to understand. In this biting and ruthless analysis of the contemporary intellectual climate, Lasch characterizes liberal writers as mere pseudo-radical posers. They are “full of moral outrage and theoretical hot air,” he reckons, and are doomed to failure because of their inability to comprehend “religion, pro-family attitudes, and [the] ethic of personal accountability.” Rather than address the social, cultural, and economic forces that have contributed to the decline of the family, the intelligentsia prefers to change the family’s definition, a course that in Lasch’s estimation seems a little like a doctor redefining health so as to cover up the fact that he is poisoning his patients....

Then there's this, on the Elites.

...turning their back on the heartland and cultivating ties with the international market of fast-moving money, glamour, fashion, and popular culture. It is a question whether they think of themselves as Americans at all. Patriotism, certainly, does not rank very high in their hierarchy of virtues. “Multiculturalism,” on the other hand, suits them to perfection, conjuring up the agreeable image of a global bazaar in which exotic cuisines, exotic styles of dress, exotic music, exotic tribal customs can be savored indiscriminately, with no questions asked and no commitments required. The new elites are at home only in transit, en route to a high-level conference, to the grand opening of a new franchise, to an international film festival, or to an undiscovered resort....

If there were only ONE theoretical justification for the 10th Amendment, that is it.

Note, please, that The Elites come in (R) and (D) flavors.  They certainly screwed up the country under both Bushes, and achieved orbital velocity under Obozo--who, if he was not Manchurian, was complicit in fomenting what is rapidly becoming a shooting war in this country.

Lasch never advocated expelling The Elites from the country.  One wonders 'why not?'

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Chummy Reps: Sensenbrenner and Kind

Happened to pick up a print edition of the local "news" rag and there was an opinion piece in it jointly written by Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R) and Ron Kind (D), both representing Wisconsin.

They wrote about how it's nice to be bi-partisan and do things together.

Throughout the entire letter, neither of them mentioned the 10th Amendment.  Surprised?

On "Sin", Real and Imagined-by-USCC

Anent the post below regarding DACA, and more important, contra the USCC's "New Sin Encyclopedia", the country's finest political philosopher, Fr. James Schall, SJ, has a few words of actual truth.

...A newer category of sinning, however, is flourishing. It is related to the older idea of “corporate guilt.” We now have the “ism” and the “phobia” sins, the general category sins by which we can judge (“Who am I to judge?”) whole groups of human beings as sinful just for being what they are.

Even earlier we had the “anti” sins – anti-Semitism or anti-Catholicism. Of course, depending on one’s politics, some of the “anti” sins were considered to be virtues – anti-fascism, anti-Nazism, anti-Communism.

These newer sins somehow, not without reason, were never mentioned in the Ten Commandments

...“Ism sins” seek to “purify” by identifying as evil those belonging to categories of unacceptable ideas, not with actions of individuals who are personally responsible for their actions. “Ism sins” undermine any public order by subverting the basis by which any sinning can be identified....

Since "nations" are by definition not "individuals," "nations" cannot sin. Conversely, "nations" cannot be "charitable," nor "chaste", nor "meek;" they cannot be 'virtuous.' Only individual citizens can have and exercise 'virtue' or 'vice.' 

The "New Sin Encyclopedia" foisted on Catholics by the USCC--long a bastion of demi-socialists and heavily influenced by Chicago's Alinsky Gang--is erroneous and should be rejected wholesale.

You've been warned.

Abp Listecki Is Right on Migrant Chilluns; Here's the Solution

The Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome Listecki, issued a statement regarding DACA chilluns.

'I am saddened to see our nation joining in the unjust treatment of thousands of young men and women when [...] Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is 'rescinding' the DACA program which protects hundreds of thousands of young children brought here illegally.'

OK, then, Excellency.  How about this??

1)  Keep all DACA chilluns who were brought here ILLEGALLY (your word, not mine) when they were under 18 years of age.  Remove their parents.

2)  Any DACA "chilluns" who were brought here ILLEGALLY when they were over the age of 18 get deported, and go to the back of the line.

You are correct:  actual children cannot be faulted for the criminal activities of their parents, so they can remain.  The parents are criminals--so they should be deported.  And if the "chilluns" were over 18 when brought here, they were old enough to know better; deport them.

See, Excellency, "justice" is owed to those people who are still waiting in line for green cards.  "Justice" also is owed to US citizens who will be paying to support these people.  Don't fall into the metaphysical trap of believing that 'charity' is practiced by Governments, for it is NOT; 'charity' is only practiced by individuals.  Yes, I realize that your education (and the fabulists at the US Catholic Conference) may have told you differently--but to be candid, your education was flat-out wrong on that count.  So are the bureaucrats WE PAY FOR at USCC.

And by the way, Pp. Francis' words on child sex trafficking don't really apply here.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wisdom From the '60's (!)

DiPippo's dad wrote a 'stiff upper lip' note to DiPippo's mom (who knew and worked around some VERY notable Catholic names in the '60's.)  The mom had a good deal of discomfort with what was going on in the Church, and the dad tried to comfort her a bit.

This passage struck a chord with me:

...Remember, the cool ones have been those who knew that in spite of all that they saw around them, and what was happening within the Church, their first concern was to save their immortal souls; they worked within the Church. … 

One must be cool in these things and remember that on many occasions Christ has allowed the devil and his armies to turn the Church into chaos and turmoil, and that every time She has come out refreshed, rejuvenated, and as vital as Her Founder intended Her to be. You must remember that these factions, these creeping elements of fungus and disease have always been in the Church, and that every time they have lost in the end....

Love that hippie lingo, eh?

Friday, September 15, 2017

On James Martin SJ, Rented Mule, UPDATED

It is reported that James Martin SJ objected to someone stating that he was 'beaten like a rented mule.'

It is further reported that James Martin SJ lied like Hell about the incident and ran off to tell mommy some intertubes-nanny.

If I were James Martin SJ, I'd be looking out for approaching millstones.

But that's just me.


The braying of this particular Jesuit-mule includes noise about being 'in good standing' and that a Jebby superior allowed release of Martin's book.

As the Canonist notes, neither of those attributes means diddledy-squat.   And at this point in time, the braying-mule-Jebby doesn't really mean all that much to me, either--although he is a good representation of a gnat, or a mosquito.

Obama/Rice Spying on US Citizens.....

Despite the lying from Susan Rice, and McMaster's complicity in her lies, the fact remains that Obama was spying on US citizens for political purposes.

The shocker:  they were the political purposes of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is an undeclared enemy of the US.  That's why they are allies of Obama and Rice--and perhaps McMaster.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Humor or News? You Be the Judge

It occurs to me that this could be from The Onion.  But the Warrior put it out there, so.....

...Speaking on behalf of a plethora of denominations including the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the United Methodist Church, a spokesperson issued the following statement: “We are in agreement that there is a great need for churches to rise up and create spaces that are safe for questioning and accepting our identities, doubts, fears, failures, and blatant sins. Effective immediately, we are declaring all mainline Protestant churches safe spaces, where there are no judgments, conviction, repentance, or gospel presentations whatsoever.”

The statement listed elements that safe space churches should remove from their premises, including “crosses, Bibles, pulpits, organs, hymnals, systematic theologies, and sermons exhibiting any form of triggering micro-aggression. Be considerate.” Words like “sin,” “hell,” “death,” “wrath,” “propitiation,” and “substitutionary atonement” are also on the ban list

Not being a part of any of those denominations, I can't verify this.  Any help out there??

"Magnum Principium"? Not Really, Holiness

We all know that Pp. Francis didn't actually write the document called "Magnum Principium".  That's good, because it is not nice to play with the truth.  And the document decidedly plays with the truth.  Here's the opening line:

The great principle, established by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, according to which liturgical prayer be accommodated to the comprehension of the people so that it might be understood...

Not really.  

How "not really?"  A LOT of "not really."  The irreplaceable Prof. Kwasniewski demonstrates that with a long, long, long series of quotations from Bishops and Cardinals defending the use of Latin during the Mass--at the 2 Vat Council, no less!!  There is no "great principle" involved here; rather, the text of Sacrosanctum Consilium grants a CONCESSION to LIMITED use of the vernacular. 

Thee propagandists scribbling for HH Francis have launched another....ahhh......half-truth.  

One of those quotes, by the way, is chilling:

...All those who want to diminish Latin always invoke the same reason: so that the people will understand and participate better. That is what the Augsburg Confession demanded....

Especially when read in conjunction with this one:

...archbishop of London … No. 42: not too much of the vernacular language; risk of error in matters of faith; and if the choice is left to the bishops, erit maxima confusio [there will be great confusion]. (217)...

Like, say, in matters of Matrimony?

Tranny Studies!! Just What You Always Needed!!

Another corner of 'science' which has been ignored--until Uncle Sam and Mitch McConnell stepped in with a shitload of taxpayer money:

The National Institutes of Health announced its plans for funding numerous new studies on transgender issues that will cost $200,000 each.

The agency released two announcements Friday that it will soon begin accepting applications for transgender studies to begin next year, on the heels of the Republican-controlled Senate approving a $2 billion spending increase for the agency....

Stuff that you will pay to learn about includes:

....studies on "understanding the impact of stigma," "minority stress," "diversity in gender identity and expression," transgender employment, and incarceration.

"More information is needed on relationships with partners and family, as well as on sexual and reproductive health," the NIH said.

Studies may also examine the "biological underpinnings of gender and gender identity," "how estrogen hormone treatments affect the male reproductive tissues," and studies on puberty blockers for adolescents.

Another topic: "Research on the impact of brain development of hormonal therapy and surgical interventions such as removal of testes and ovaries."

It is a wonder that Western Civ has gotten this far without the knowledge promised by NIH, McConnell, and the Enlightened Universities which will spend this our money.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Does the (R) Corpse Stink Yet?

Angelo Codevilla:

Having refused to repeal Obamacare, the Republican Party is dead, as was the Whig Party in 1854 after it colluded in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act which opened these territories to slavery....

Some of you remember the local radiomouth Charlie Sykes, who famously said (on multiple occasions) that he was 'not a Republican, but a Conservative.'

There was a difference then, and there is one now.  Charlie has departed Conservatism for Neo-Conservatism, of course, but....

Paul Ryan Dereliction Forced Trump (D) Alliance

Jim Jordan is no Lefty and he is certainly not a Go-Along-Get-Along Pubbie worm.   Jordan calls out the Establishment Republicans (you-know-who) for dereliction of duty. 

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, told “Fox News Sunday” that the deal that President Donald Trump struck with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) last week on the debt ceiling was not “a good deal for the American taxpayer,” but Trump didn’t have many options in front of him at the time....

...[W]hat options did the president have in front of him?” Jordan said.“The first time the Republican Conference talked about the debt ceiling was Wednesday morning, and the Freedom Caucus, we had called for nine and a half weeks ago.

“We did a press conference and said, don't leave town until you actually have a plan on the debt ceiling and outline the tax reform plan that we are going to do and until we deal with health care, and instead, we went home for the longest August recess in a non-election year, longest break in the non-election year for more than the last decade,” he said

It's about time that someone called out Paul Ryan for being AWOL on Every. Single. Issue.  He wasn't prepared for taking down ObozoCare; he clearly did not want to de-fund Planned Parenthood, he doesn't give a flying fart about the national debt and he hasn't yet come up with a workable tax plan.

Exactly what does Little Paul care about, anyway??