Monday, May 04, 2015

RoJo's Failure Theater

We all know that Sen. Ron Johnson has completely succumbed to ObozoCare.

But he thinks we're all stupid.

...A couple of weeks ago I posted on the pathetic attempt by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to save Obamacare subsidies should the Supreme Court rule them illegal. His strategy is to float a bill that looks like a repeal of Obamacare but with the odd exception of funding subsidies to people who purchased insurance via federal exchanges. Why, you might ask, would a bill that purports to kill off Obamacare fund subsidies to a program it ended? Because everyone knows that the bill that goes to Obama will have had anything objectionable stripped out. The GOP can claim to have voted, yet again, to end Obamacare while, in fact, funding it....

ObozoCare MUST have the individual mandate, which RoJo supports.  The company mandate?  Not so much.  So......let the suckers in Wisconsin think RoJo's doing their will, while--in fact--he's doing exactly what Obozo wants.

Sure like to know what sort of pictures Obozo has in his Opp Research file.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Jokers to the Left, Liars to the Right, Stuck in the Middle...

Face it.  Elections do NOT matter, Ron Johnson's half-wit statement aside.  (He voted twice to confirm Eric Holder's female clone--and claimed that "elections matter" after the 2014 (R) landslide.)

Yah.

Now comes the (R) Congress' "balanced budgets."

Liars.

...why would Republican budgets assume $2 trillion in bogus revenue?

If the Republican budgets accounted fairly for the revenue lost through their policy assumptions, those budgets would never balance. On a static basis, the extension of the “tax extenders” takes the Senate and House budgets from balance to deficits of $81 billion and $64 billion, respectively, in the 10th year. These deficits more than double when the loss of tax revenue from Obamacare is factored in. To highlight the extent of this gimmick, the total projected deficits under these budgets increase by more than 124 percent after accounting for the loss of Obamacare and the loss of revenue through tax extenders. These budgets balance in name only.

We can answer the question above:  Republican Ruling Class members think you are stupid.

Maybe you are.  You elected a bunch of liars.

When You Wish Upon a Star....

...makes no difference who you are/  Anytime the Man desires/  You lose your job.

Fate is kind/ She brings to those who love/ The sweet fulfillment of/ Their secret longing...

(Which is to train your replacement and go on unemployment for life)

Like a bolt out of the blue/ Suddenly it comes to you/ When you wish upon a star/ You lose Your JOB!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Steve King Gets It. Grothmann, Sensenbrenner MIA

Since our Blackrobe Class has issued a number of inane rulings, we should take away their toys.

Congressman Steve King, R-IA, introduced the Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act of 2015, which would strip all federal courts of the right to change state laws on marriage.

Yup.

Not ONE Wisconsin delegate has co-sponsored.  But some will yap all day long about being "conservative" and that "the Gummint has too much power."

Spell them H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E-S instead of "Grothmann" and "Sensenbrenner."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Will Louisiana Revolt? Or Mississippi?

Since we all expect that SCOTUS will nuke State Constitutions and laws against queer "marriage," which State will lead the revolution and simply refuse to change its laws or Constitution?  And not recognize the SCOTUS decision as binding?

Louisiana?  Mississippi?  Montana?  Wyoming?

Certainly won't be Wisconsin.  No guts.

(Another) Fool on the Hill

Sensenbrenner, Ryan, Baldwin, Duffy--all of them--are continuing the extremely generous Federal health-bennies for their employees who are also paid VERY nice salaries and get extraordinary pensions, too!!

How did they do that with ObozoCare, which on its face requires Congressional employees to purchase from "exchanges"?

They lied.  Yah.  I know the story about the scorpion and the frog.  So they lied. 

It's what they do.

This damn fool, a Senator, is prototypical.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chisholm Goes Ape-Shit

Remarked upon by the Legal Beagle of sanity in Wisconsin.

The elected District Attorney of Milwaukee County actually suggested that someone who criticized him should be charged with a crime.
 

Let's start with the easy part. ...The question is not whether Walker was "right" or "wrong." At minimum, one would have to show that Walker made statements of fact (not opinion). At minimum, one would have to show, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he knew the statements were untrue or acted with reckless disregard of their truth and falsity. Even then, there remain serious constitutional questions regarding the criminalization of political speech.There is no way - not in this country - that such a prosecution could ever succeed.
 

But the problem here is larger than a single lawyer's understanding of constitutional law or appreciation for the First Amendment. Any lawyer who suggests that political speech should be criminally prosecuted might expect to be laughed at. But when that lawyer has the power to invoke the machinery of the criminal law, it is no longer a laughing matter.

It's more clear why Kluka suddenly bailed out of this whole fermenting pile of crap.  She saw the actual nature of Chisholm, his little Rasputin Landgraf, and Francis Schmitz--not to mention the utterly craven activists at Government Accountability Board in Madistan.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Throw 'Em Out? Hell, LYNCH the Frauds in Congress

Did you know that the House and Senate have declared themselves to be "small businesses" in order to fatten up the health-bennies given to Members and staffers under ObozoCare?

(Does Senselessbrenner admit this in his "home visits"?  Ryan?  Duffy?)

Did you know (almost as shocking) that these "small businesses" employ over 13,000 people?

And finally (here's the lynch-the-bastards part) did you know that they've voted to keep secret exactly who signed those fraudulent "small biz" documents?

You've been screwed blue and tattooed, again, by the Ruling Class.

Buy some rope next time you're buying ammo.



The KGB's Theologian

This is timely, given the current wobbling about the topic.

...Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism....

Since JPII was well-acquainted with the Russkis' bag of tricks, he knew what was going on, and condemned "Christianized Marxism" from the get-go.  B-16 knew it, too.

But it's coming back around.  Watch for it at your local dime-store convent or in certain "prestigious" universities which pretend to be Catholic.

Friday, April 24, 2015

RoJo's Decline Accelerates

Maybe Ron Johnson doesn't really want to be re-elected.

When voting to confirm Lynch for AG, he issued a statement in which he said "elections matter."

(Except the election of 2014 when the (D) Party lost its Senate majority.  Thanks to Ron Johnson and other pussies, however, the (D) Party still retains control of the Senate.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Goodie! NSA Spying Funded Again!!

The oleaginous Majority Leader protects his own.

The NSA will likely get a gift from Sen. Mitch McConnell this week: a massive reauthorization of their metadata collection and surveillance program, codified in the PATRIOT Act. Even though the NSA's practice of invading privacy to collect cell phone information is uniformly unpopular with both parties, and measures have been taken to reform the process and even interrupt the NSA's authority, in pursuit of a perfect record of completion for the Senate, McConnell is bypassing objectors and shoving the bill through. It could allow the NSA to keep scanning your phone bills for evidence of your terrorist activities through 2020.

Did you ever doubt that there is a Ruling Class?  It's bi-partisan, of course.  We have the (D) Chisholm neo-Nazi and the (R) McConnell Stasi-enabler.

In case you can't tell the difference, McConnell is fatter and shorter.

Oh, by the way:  don't buy ammo over the phone, or on the 'net.

Kirk on Socialism and Capitalism

As one might expect, clear vision from Kirk.

He quotes Roepke:

“Socialism—helped by the uprooted proletarian existence of large numbers of the working class and made palatable for them by just as rootless intellectuals, who will have to bear the responsibility for this—is less concerned with the interests of these masses than with the interests of these intellectuals, who may indeed see their desire for an abundant choice of positions of power fulfilled by the socialist state.

Sure looks that way after 6 years of the Marxist White House, ain'a?

But he's equally sanguine about "capitalism".

The “capitalist” ideologues who proclaim that the Holy Market is the be-all and end-all are working their own destruction. As truly private property gives way to colossal mergers and combinations, the prediction of Marx is increasingly fulfilled: monopolies and oligopolies find few defenders in rough times, and are converted readily into agencies of the state. As the liberals’ moral nihilism dissolves the inner order and the outer, truly things fall apart....

....a lesson for which Tim Carney provides evidence every single day.  Or--if you don't want to look him up--look at how the public utilities (monopolies) are tax collectors for Big Green of D.C.  Another:  Big Health (Hospitals/Insurers/Pharmas), now obsequious servants to Obozo.



Judge Kluka (Nazi Sympathizer) and the SSSF

Seems like Judge Kluka--who authorized the neo-Nazi raids of Chisholm and Schmitz--plays the Little Catholic Girl card on the side.

Barbara Kluka is a long-time associate who was born, raised, and has lived most of her life near Kenosha, Wisconsin. As a single person, she has pursued a life of quiet holiness since childhood, when she learned to play the organ and played at daily Masses and for funerals in her parish. 

Barbara attended St. Joseph High School in Kenosha, where she became acquainted with the School Sisters of St. Francis community*. Sister Ruth La Mothe was one of her teachers. She introduced Barbara to others sisters and brought her...

...Now that she is retired, Barbara is available to go where she can be of service in many areas, such as occasionally filling in as court commissioner or doing private mediations. She teaches occasional classes in Business Law at an area college, and attends meetings and events with the sisters at St. Joseph Center in Milwaukee....

How very sweet. But it gets better!

...Her greatest cause for optimism is that the present economic situation has given people an opportunity to examine what is really important in their lives. She hopes this examination will strengthen family life and improve the care of children....

Oh, yes, FAMILIES!!  Like the ones whose homes were plundered by the SturmGewehr; whose children still have nightmares over the pre-dawn armed raids.

Yes, Barbara, it's For the Children.

Perspicacious readers will recognize the importance of St Joseph/Kenosha, by the way. 

*Actually, the old OSF order, which ran Alverno College and occupied the S. Layton Blvd motherhouse.  Area Catholics will recall that Alverno was a hotbed of Leftism in the '60's.  That Leftism is vestigially present even though the OSF order was subsumed into the SSSF's--which was another order entirely.

Phil Klein Has Bizarre Dislike for Americans

The Beltway Boyzzz issue a bitch-slap at Walker.

Typical Beltway.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Another Look at the Rockefellers

Bits and pieces of US history are not kind to the Rockefeller family, who were murderous thugs with a LOT of money.

...The conflict had begun the previous September. About 11,000 miners in southern Colorado went on strike against the powerful Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation (CF&I) to protest low pay, dangerous working conditions, and the company’s autocratic dominance over the workers’ lives. The CF&I, which was owned by the Rockefeller family and Standard Oil, responded to the strike by immediately evicting the miners and their families from company-owned shacks. With help from the United Mine Workers, the miners moved with their families to canvas tent colonies scattered around the nearby hills and continued to strike.

When the evictions failed to end the strike, the Rockefeller interests hired private detectives that attacked the tent colonies with rifles and Gatling guns. The miners fought back, and several were killed. When the tenacity of the strikers became apparent, the Rockefellers approached the governor of Colorado, who authorized the use of the National Guard. The Rockefellers agreed to pay their wages
....

More at Sipsey Street.

That's one reason that I've been ambivalent about "right to work" laws.

My Grandfather....

My grandfather left Germany before the Nazis took over.

He landed in Wisconsin, where the Nazis took over.


RoJo AWOL Again

RoJo's been doing his campaigning (Jay Weber, cheerleader-in-chief) partly on his Senate position as Chair, Homeland Security and Gummint Affairs.  He's telling us that this is an Important Slot!!  that he has because ....well.....Important Slot!!

What's not so important to RoJo?  The First Amendment.

...On March 18, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), introduced a pair of joint resolutions to disapprove and nullify the D.C. laws – S. J. Res. 10 to disapprove of RHNDA and S. J. Res. 11 to disapprove of the Human Rights Amendment Act.  Congress only has 30 legislative days to countermand the laws, and the parliamentarians have set that calendar date at May 4. 

Accordingly, Republicans have a unique opportunity to force a privileged motion on the floor that is not subject to a filibuster nor can be amended.  But time is of the essence.  Furthermore, these resolutions of disapproval can only obtain privileged status if they are passed out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and if the resolutions originate in the Senate first.

Sadly, the committee chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has not scheduled a markup for either resolution all month, and there are only two weeks remaining.  Nobody in leadership is willing to touch these bills with a ten foot pole. They have all offered a torrent of excuses as to why they lack the time to conduct a markup and half-day floor consideration of the resolutions.  Evidently, confirming Loretta Lynch and passing the Corker ‘Democrat loin cloth Iran bill’ is of more importance...

This line is particularly telling:

Nobody ever assumed that Johnson would have the courage to stare down Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), his home state Democrat on the committee, with regards to the anti-religious bigotry of the sexual identity agenda,...

It's more and more apparent that RoJo is merely a gadfly who was elected to the Senate.  After his first year--when he actually did what he said he would do--he became just another lump of rhetoric.  A tool.

Too bad.  He's a nice guy.

Red Flags Over "Justice" System

The Chisholm abomination joins the Lerner abomination. 

...It's a common conceit among lawyers that our legal system is the justice system - which is not fully true: It's a justice system and a pretty good one at that but it's not the only system of justice. So there's an assumption that if the legal system is manipulated and even blocked, then there's simply no recourse at all for those on the receiving end of this treatment and so they'll just accept it. Which is clearly what the above people and their allies seem to believe. Well out of inertia of trust in the system this is true up to a point - but only up to a point.

But when that trust that justice will actually be delivered is finally broken, stoic acceptance of the jiggered results of a broken system can no longer be counted upon either. Instead you will see a reversion to the older, rougher justice delivery firmware that's embedded in our DNA and it will be ugly. But not necessarily unjust. 


Given that people have had their lives destroyed for merely making a bad joke on social media, wearing the wrong shirt, answering a hypothetical question about catering incorrectly, and using the wrong ordering of words in a phrase, not to mention threatened with jail for the act of committing politics, I see no reason that Chisholm, Kluka, Lerner, and Machen who have done far worse should be able to walk the streets and go through life comfortably and carefree....

We don't, either.  This is something we've been pressing for several years; the perversion of "justice" will inevitably lead to civil disorder.  

Walker's New Immigration Stand: GOOD!

Seems that Gov. Walker has done a bit of research.

...Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)....

Specifically:

" ...the next president and the next congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages,..."

His "secure the border" rhetoric is much stronger.  And here's something new:

"Then I think you need to enforce the law and the way you effectively do that is to require every employer in America to use an effective E-Verify system and by effective I mean you need to require particularly small businesses and farmers and ranchers. We got to have a system that works, but then the onus is on the employers and the penalties have to be steep that they’re only hiring people who are here, who are legal to be here. No amnesty, if someone wants to be a citizen, they have to go back to their country of origin and get in line behind everybody else who’s waiting...."

This leaves Cruz (et al) behind by a lap or two.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Cost of ObozoCare Is Very High

We know a couple who both work outside the home. 

His employer offers health insurance which has total deductibles/copays of around $4,000/year (single coverage) in addition to premium payments of ~$200/month.  Her employer offers health insurance (family) with deductibles/copays of around $5,000/year but there is no visible premium charged for coverage.  (It's buried in the pay-scale.)

This year, her employer decided to back-charge for 'spousal coverage'.  The reason?  The Company now has ObozoCare compliant insurance and it's considerably more expensive than last year's plan.

So she is now paying $300.00/month in premiums in addition to whatever is "buried" in the pay-scale, with exactly the same deductible/copay scheme as was in force last year.

IOW, ObozoCare added $3600/year in insurance costs for this couple, who are lower-middle class folks.

They'll survive, of course.  But that $3600.00 is money which will not be spent someplace else.  It's a deduct straight off the bottom line.

There are 3-4,000 other folks working for her company who have just gotten a similar kick in the ass from Obozo.

But RoJo doesn't really want to fight this thing too hard, ya'know.