Monday, May 22, 2017

Glad She's NOT Your Neighbor?

Imagine living next door to someone who writes this sort of horsecrap.

...no child should be permitted to use a water gun under any circumstances. That a particular squirt gun might bear no resemblance whatsoever to a real firearm is of no concern to Levy, who contends, “Even if they’re colorful and super cool, kids shouldn’t be playing with water guns because it normalizes the real thing.”

Yah, normalizes.  Right.

Joining The Clueless: Rex Tillerson and The Donald

There are some assertions so stupid that only a globaloney-meister can believe them. 

Here's one:

...Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Saudi Arabia today that President Trump's trip underscores that the commander in chief "is clearly indicating that this fight of good against evil has nothing to do with religion."...

Really.  "Good" and "evil" are concepts which spring from.....nothing at all?  Trump thinks that?  Tillerson repeats it? 

Really? 

Aside from the ontological idiocy, we see--again--the Globalist Elite's wishful thinking that 'religion' is irrelevant to culture (and actions) unless it is the 'religion' of secular humanism (with a little God-talk tossed in to make the Baptists happy.)  Not all that far from Grand Orient Masonry, is it?

The Saudis must be rolling in the aisles laughing; after all, THEY finance the actual practitioners of Islam-as-written, which are the Wahhabis.  The Wahhabis are ISIS....


Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Church's Civil War Gets Less Civil

Three news reports:

American Cardinal Raymond Burke was recently dismissed as a “disappointed man” upset over the loss of his power by fellow Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras, coordinator of Pope Francis’s “C9” council of cardinal advisers....[see this link]

Then we have a spiteful little twerp-professor:

....I recall, for example, the preface for little-to-be-recommended Alcuin Reid, whose theories and whose person have raised scientific and ecclesial perplexities across half the world, and that instead Ratzinger tried to recommend as if he were an authority.  Also in this case the words that press agencies are reporting are enough to indicate a real and true car crash.  It’s as if Ratzinger had, all of a sudden, resigned his resignation and wanted to influence the decisions of his successor. Let’s see if we can adequately point out the delicate and inappropriate aspects of this intrusion...

Oooh, that smarts..........not.

And finally, Pp. Bergoglio SJ himself:

..."But there were always those people who, without any commission, go about disturbing the Christian community with speeches that upset souls: "Eh, no, someone who says that is a heretic, you can’t say this, or that; this is the doctrine of the Church.’ And they are fanatics about things that are not clear, such as these fanatics who go about there, sowing discord in order to divide the Christian community. And this is the problem: when the doctrine of the Church, that which comes from the Gospel, that which the Holy Spirit inspires – because Jesus said, 'He will teach us and remind you of all that I have taught’ – that doctrine becomes an ideology. And this is the great error of these people."


Batten down the hatches, pray as you were taught.  Nothing has changed the Catechism.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thinking About The Larger Trump Situation

It has been said--justifiably--that The Donald is The Cause of many of The Donald's difficulties.  His tweeting and drama-queen stuff, combined with his utter lack of coordination with his commo staff (and other high-level administration staffers) is a recipe for trouble.

He should take the advice of Limbaugh and Hannity:  ignore the crap-storm and move the agenda full steam ahead.

OK.  He may or may not do that.

But there's a lot more to the crap-storm situation than just The Donald's tweeter, and when The Federalist publishes a lengthy essay on the problem, it's serious.

It’s nearly incontrovertible that a slow-motion coup d’etat is now taking place. Since November 9, 2016, forces within the U.S. government, media, and partisan opposition have aligned to overthrow the Electoral College winner, Donald Trump.

To achieve this they have undermined the institutions of the Fourth Estate, the bureaucratic apparatus of the U.S. government, and the very nature of a contentious yet affable two-party political system. Unlike the coup d’etat that sees a military or popular figure lead a minority resistance or majority force into power over the legitimate government, this coup d’etat is leaderless and exposes some of the deepest fissures in our system of government. This coup d’etat represents not the rule of one man or even many, but by the multitude of our [self-declared] elites....

The essay cites "Publius Decius Mus" ('mus' is Latin for 'mouse', by the way) and Codevilla's essays to underpin the argument that this is not really about The Donald; rather, it is about what REALLY matters.  Here, Publius:

If conservatives are right about the importance of virtue, morality, religious faith, stability, character and so on in the individual; if they are right about sexual morality or what came to be termed “family values”; if they are right about the importance of education to inculcate good character and to teach the fundamentals that have defined knowledge in the West for millennia; if they are right about societal norms and public order; if they are right about the centrality of initiative, enterprise, industry, and thrift to a sound economy and a healthy society; if they are right about the soul-sapping effects of paternalistic Big Government and its cannibalization of civil society and religious institutions; if they are right about the necessity of a strong defense and prudent statesmanship in the international sphere—if they are right about the importance of all this to national health and even survival, then they must believe—mustn’t they?—that we are headed off a cliff.
My editorial emphasis on "family values" is there for a reason:  when you come right down to it, the State is warring against the family, having already (largely) conquered the church(es.)  We are at the final stages here, folks.

Here, Codevilla:

...This election is about whether the Democratic Party, the ruling class’s enforcer, will impose its tastes more strongly and arbitrarily than ever, or whether constituencies opposed to that rule will get some ill-defined chance to strike back. Regardless of the election’s outcome, the republic established by America’s Founders is probably gone. But since the Democratic Party’s constituencies differ radically from their opponents’, and since the character of imperial governance depends inherently on the emperor, the election’s result will make a big difference in our lives.
In effect, the crap-storm about Trump is NOT "about Trump."  It is about whether The Left will be un-impeded in its Statism-quest.  And that Left is wholeheartedly supported by managerial elements of the various and multitudinous Departments--and more ominously, national intel and LEO people.

Lots, lots, more at the link to Bayou--and a big hat tip to him!!

Walker's Defense of Over-Spending

Governor Walker makes a defense for his Really Large Spending plan.

He sets it up with a lot of noise about recently-added jobs and the current (top-line) unemployment numbers.  That setup is deliberate, because he wants you to connect these with his spending on EdYooomaCaayShun:

...we include the largest actual dollar investment in K-12 education ever. We increase state aid for our technical colleges and the University of Wisconsin System. And we continue to hold the line on tuition to make college more affordable for students and working families.  ...

One has little to do with the other, of course; the vast majority of people employed in construction and manufacturing do NOT have college degrees, and many do not have HS diplomas, either.  And while retail employment IS employment, it is not something on which a State's economy is built.

Nonetheless, the Governor plunges onward!!

...In my budget plan, we have the lowest level of transportation bonding since the 2001-2003 state budget and the lowest overall bonding in 20 years. On top of that, our rainy day fund is 178 times larger than it was when we first took office. ...

(But whatever you do, do NOT look at my budget with your GAAP glasses on.  Pay attention ONLY to the rainy-day squirrel!!)

.....we make government more accountable so we can continue to lower the tax burden on our hard-working taxpayers....

Note well:  the Governor does NOT say that it is a 'smaller Government,' just that it is 'more accountable.'  That's because you cannot define "more accountable" any more than you can define "more".  It's a clever rhetorical device, but is it what we rely upon for umpty-$$Billion in spending?

Think Of It This Way....

James Woods defines some of the Current Insanity:

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The Jebbies (Finally) Elect Their Commie Leader

Since at least the early 1960's, the Jesuits have been increasingly enthralled by Marxism, whether in the material or spiritual realm.

They finally 'came out' clearly with the election of their new superior-general, and it is noteworthy that Pp. Francis (also a Jebbie) confirmed that election.

As usual, Neumayr has the story.

...Sosa has written about the “Marxist mediation of the Christian Faith,” arguing that the Church should “understand the existence of Christians who simultaneously call themselves Marxists and commit themselves to the transformation of the capitalist society into a socialist society.” In 1989, he signed a letter praising Fidel Castro....

...Sosa’s ambitions, like Pope Francis’s, go well beyond meddling in economies. He is also pushing a moral revolution in the Church, evident in his astonishing claim that, since none of the Apostles tape-recorded Jesus Christ, his words on adultery can be elastically re-interpreted....

That's a re-fashioning of the Bart Simpson line:  "I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything."  Except here, the Jebbie tells us that we 'can't prove anything' that Christ said.  That's heresy, of course.

But that's where the Jebbies have been going for decades.  Fr. Cletus Healy SJ was spared the agony of living under Sosa's reign.  We are not so fortunate.

UW On Notice About UW-Oshkosh Fraud

Rep. Steve Nass has put the UW system on notice:  no taxpayer money shall be used to cover UW system's crappy-to-non-existent oversight in the Oshkosh foundation case, nor to cover the stupidity of lender/bankers.

Nass is right.  Some bankers failed to exercise due diligence?  That's their problem, not the problem of Wisconsin taxpayers.  Was the UW System's (seeming) disregard for financial controls a contributing cause?  Let the banks sue--at considerable expense--to find out.

And if UW loses that suit?  Well, then, there will be a reduction in State funding which matches whatever the system has to pay out.  The reduction should be squeezed out of the System's executive and audit offices.  Lesson learned.

Anti-God, Anti-Civilization Bunch Strikes Oconomowoc

It appears that the same social disease that struck the Elmbrook Schools several years ago has now metastasized to Oconomowoc

As you may recall, a form of human herpes sued Elmbrook for holding its high school graduations in a non-denominational church because the church's decor included a cross.

The same herpes has migrated to Oconomowoc and is threatening the city with lawfare over a couple of signs which do NOT have a cross.  However, the signs use the word "churches," which is an egregious offense against the snowflake-herpes and humanity in general, but particularly Mohammedans and Jews.

(It wasn't an offense to the former Mayor Gary Kohlenberg, a nice Jewish fellow, by the way.)

We look forward to the City's effort to eliminate social disease.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump's Historical Lacuna

So The Donald was riffing at the Coast Guard Academy.

No politician in history," Trump complained, "has been treated worse or more unfairly [than I have]."

Abraham Lincoln.

Oh.......wait!!  The press did not kill Honest Abe.  And it won't kill The Donald.
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Think-Graf: Relativism v. Beauty

Just a snippet of think stuff here:

...The revolutionary outlook of modernity rested in its separation of aesthetics and morality, and in doing so, made both beauty and morality necessarily relative and solipsistic. In its relativism, as Allan Bloom noted in The Closing of the American Mind, a degradation of rational cultivation that had been central to classical philosophy through Catholic philosophy occurred. Rational introspection to arrive at truth is only possible through the fully cultivated intellect, but the spirit of relativism and postmodernism have rendered such notions as impossible to ever attain. Relativism is the great embodiment of anti-intellectualism as Leo Strauss explained in Natural Right and History. And the slip into solipsism and atomizing individualism runs counter to the social and communitarian impulse of human nature and Catholic philosophy....

Remember, please, that Allan Bloom was a committed atheist, not some church-y kinda guy.

More--lots more--at the link.

Clinton, DOJ, Gowdy, HUH???

So Comey's back-and-forth on HRC is good?

Bad?

Indifferent??

On Fox News’ “The Story,” Gowdy cryptically told host Martha McCallum that he believes “history will be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were.”...

"...he [Comey] wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the integrity of the process, and I probably ought to just leave it right there,”

And how corrupt IS the Department of Justice?

Dog Not Barking

Interesting that Comey has a memo about a convo with Trump--but not about any convo with Obama, Holder, or Lynch.

Just kinda interesting.

Monday, May 15, 2017

So the Obozo Spied on SCOTUS, Too!

If it's true, Obozo (and Jarrett) should join Hillary in Leavenworth.

But Trump doesn't have the balls to pull that off.

"We're From the NSA and We're Here to REALLY Screw Over Your Computers!"

You shouldn't be surprised.  This is the same Gummint which couldn't get its healthcare web page to run, and which is regularly killing veterans at its VA "hospitals."  It's also the same Gummint which refuses to prosecute known serial national-security criminal offenders.

So what made you think that the NSA could actually keep a secret?

Fool.

Little IRS Boss-Bitches are Scared

Seems that Ms Lerner and Ms Paz are very, very worried about their safety because their testimony might be made public.

Details about tea party bias claims against the IRS could remain secret because current and former agency officials say their lives are in danger if they publicly testify about the case....

Uh-huh.

It's the Left which has gone to violence, ladies (I use the word generously.)

Hey, Scott!! It's The SPENDING Again!!

Apparently the Governor, in the interest of getting himself re-elected, will over-spend the revenue by $300 million or so.

That wouldn't be a big deal, except that he ALREADY over-spent the revenue by $1.7 BILLION.

Under the label, they're all Big Spenders.  With your money, of course.

The Madness of the NeverTrump Bunch

For the record, I'm not a fan of Trump.   Given that, the fact remains that he is not Hillary--who will never be President!!   Some very good things have happened due to The Donald, including reversal of a number of harmful Obozo E.O.'s, Gorsuch, and a very fruitful discussion of "what IS the U.S. healthcare policy?"

But Nooo Yaaawk values?  Kushner and Ivanka?  Sorry--we didn't elect them, nor those "values."

That being said, we now find the NeverTrump Sykes to have run his toy train off the cliff.

...Not long ago, conservatives would have been horrified at wholesale violations of the norms and traditions of our political system, and would have been appalled by a president who showed overt contempt for the separation of powers.

But this week, as if on cue, most of the conservative media fell into line, celebrating President Trump’s abrupt dismissal of the F.B.I. director, James Comey, and dismissing the fact that Mr. Comey was leading an investigation into the Trump campaign and its ties to Russia....

Are you serious, Charlie?

Since when is canning a Presidential appointee a "violation of ....norms and traditions" and a "violation of separation of powers"?  Do you need Constitution 101 remedial--where you'll find that the FBI is not part of the Congressional nor Judicial branches?

Get off your high horse, Charlie.  There's a lot to be said for overturning the fat applecarts and shoving the pigs away from the trough of D.C.  "Constitutional Crisis!!!!!!" is not one of them.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

To MSM, "FOUR" = "Many"

You can't make this stuff up.  In MSM-land, four voters equals "many" voters.

OK, then.  In Milwaukee, we have MULTIPLE daily newspapers. 


RoJo, What Were You THINKING?

Senator Ron Johnson takes a broadside from Spiliakos at The Corner:

Senator Ron Johnson has proposed a bill for “state-based” guest workers: People would be brought into America not as prospective citizens but as temporary workers who are bound to the land. Who knew that the solution to America’s persistent decline in labor-force participation among the prime-aged was to import people to work as serfs?

Umnnhhhh....that also vaguely resembles what triggered the War of Northern Aggression.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dratted Chickenhawks.....

We've managed to acquire a couple of chickenhawks in the neighborhood.

This does not make She Who Must Be Obeyed happy, because she likes to feed birds.  Little, regular birds.  But chickenhawks like to EAT those little, regular, birds--and chipmunks, bats, squirrels, and bunnies.

Since we've gotten here, the bats disappeared first, then the chipmunks, then a lot of the little birdies, and now we're noticing that the squirrel population is down, too.

Time to haul out the pellet gun, eh?

Windswept House Echoes in Neumayr Book

Some of you will recognize the title of a very controversial--but little-read--novel written by Malichi Martin, an ex-Jesuit priest.  The novel made some rather shocking allegations about various Catholic Church prelates.

So happens a priest-friend of mine corresponded with Martin while the book was being written--and Martin gave him a "key" to the characters in the book.  The most important U.S. figure was identified as Jos. Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago, whom Martin portrayed as a Satanist.

I told you it was rather shocking.

Anyhow.....George Neumayr now reveals a not-shocking bit about Bernardin.

In the course of researching No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom, I learned that the late Chicago cardinal Joseph Bernardin helped pay for the education of Barack Obama in Saul Alinsky’s ruthless tactics....

...Garrow treats Obama’s Bernardin-financed foray to Los Angeles for the IAF training as one of the keys moments in his Alinskyite education. Anyone who doubts the leftist infiltration of the Catholic Church should read that section in Garrow’s book. Socialists disguised as Catholic leaders stood ready to help Obama at almost every turn during his “community organizing.” What I said in No Higher Power — that the Church had bred one of her own destroyers — is abundantly clear in Garrow’s account.

U.S. Catholics continue to be burdened by Bernardin's legacy:  the "Catholic" Campaign for Human Development--which was tossing money hand-over-fist into various Alinskyite entities for years, and continues to do so to this day.

But ALL U.S. citizens will be burdened by the legacy of Bernardin named Obama.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The NeverTrumper Whine

It doesn't make any difference whether Comey was canned yesteday, today, or tomorrow.

Cancer is always excised as soon as practically possible.  And Comey was a cancer on the FBI.

How Does Mark Twain Know Schumer?

Apparently Mark Twain has met Chuck Schemer (D-NY)

When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man's moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides? Mark Twain
Who knew??

The Crazies Are in Nevada, Too

You may have thought that California, Oregon, New York, and small parts of other States (e.g., Madison, WI) are inhabited by Teh Crazies.  You'd be right.

But you'd have bet (heh) that few of them are in Nevada, except the allegedly bi-sexual beatings fetishist Harry Reid.

You'd have lost that bet.

The Senate’s first Latina, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, is also the first female senator to suggest diversity quotas in place of democratic selection for members of Congress.

That wack-job is Reid's replacement, by the way.

We know that the U.S. Senate is roughly divided between asylum escapees like Schumer, Blumenthal, McCain, and the above ditzy broad--and actual men of substance like Cruz, Lee, and even RoJo.

I maintain that that division is sufficient for any "diversity" goal.

HT:  AOSHQ

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Like Spies? You'll Love Amazon!

Ticker raises a point.

...Amazon has introduced a "new" Echo device.  Having convinced a number of people to allow them to stick an always on speaker and microphone in their house with the data going to Amazon and whoever else they wish they have now upped the game with both a camera and screen.

Gee, that's real nice.  A camera and microphone inexorably tied to and controlled by a big company in your house where it can and will transmit both audio and video under their, not your, control....

Frankly, I am amazed at the number of people who fawn and slaver over "technology" like this in their homes and cars.   You may "trust" Bezos, personally.  But do you trust every other yahoo Bezos hires?  If so, WHY??

Leftoid "News": Only One FBI Agent!!!

The headline here sums up the Leftoid "thought" on Comey's long-overdue departure.

President Trump abruptly axes FBI’s James Comey in midst of Russia probe

The sub-text here is simple:  lacking Comey, the Feebs cannot possibly complete its "Russia probe."
Well, the CIA and NSA managed to do so, and found nothing.  And there are a lot of Feebs still on the payroll.  In fact, the acting director is very closely tied to a New Jersey Democrat who benefitted handsomely from the activities of the Clinton gang during the last election cycle.

Somehow, the Feebs will struggle onward. 

The Senate Shakedown Begins

Reported today:

...Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the Senate’s work on the healthcare reform bill “will not be quick, or simple, or easy.”...

That's because McConnell and his slimy (R) creatures have to shake down various healthcare interests for large campaign donations before doing what these bottom-feeders have been promising for the last 8 years or so.

And yes, this will also benefit the campaign accounts of Slimy Schumer & Co., too.  *Wink, wink.*

The Uni-Party action, prioritized.  First thing, get the money!

Silly Sally Utterly Defeated by Cruz

While it is difficult for Leftists like Sally Yates to think logically, Silly Sally's position on Trump's immigration E.O. is not supported by any U.S. law.

Ted Cruz ripped that blankey from Sally's hands.

Cruz: Well, are you familiar with 8 U.S.C. section 1182?

Yates: Not off the top of my head, no.

Yates claimed to be practicing law at Justice, but is 'not familiar' with the law under which Trump promulgated the E.O.  Really?

Sally had a comeback, though--which muddle-brained Lefties (like the one that rhymes with puffmost) claim is governing.

 ...I’m also familiar with an additional provision of the INA [Immigration and Nationality Act] that says “no person shall receive preference or be discriminated against in issuance of a visa because of race, nationality, or place of birth,”...

Oooooh!!  That might have smarted, but for the reality of Silly Sally's preferred law:

...Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum...

Now then, one can hardly be a "refugee" fearing religious discrimination if one is a Muslim departing a Muslim country, eh?  Let us be more clear, for the Leftoids attempting to read this:

... Asylum is a discretionary national act of compassion that is directed, by law not whim, to address persecution....

Above and beyond all that, no foreigner enjoys (U.S.) Constitutional rights. It is true that all humans enjoy God-given rights--which are partially enumerated in the Constitution--but while those claims to rights are valid, they are not identical to those enjoyed by U.S. citizens in domestic courts, and they certainly do not take precedence over the rights of U.S citizens when national security is at risk.

Silly Sally and her idol, Obama, may *feeeeeeeel* otherwise, but in the end, there is no RIGHT to emigrate to the US.  None.  

Buh-bye, Sally. 

Hair-Fires in Democrat-Land

Now that Comey the Snake has been tossed, the hair-fires are a sight to behold.   The daddy-issues are emerging fast and furious.