Sunday, July 05, 2020
Saturday, July 04, 2020
...[Mao inspired] excited mobs of youths as agents of government repression. Monuments of ancient culture were destroyed. These included nearly 7,000 priceless works of art in the Temple of Confucius alone as part of the frenzied attack on the Four Olds: Old Customs, Old Habits, Old Culture, and Old Ideas....Fr. Rutler
Friday, July 03, 2020
...The District of Columbia informed the team that they cannot return to playing within the district until they have a name that is more fitting for a team representing the capital of our country. To that end, the team officially announced today they would be renaming themselves to "The Washington Lizard People.""This is a much better name, far more reflective of the great city of Washington, D.C.," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.'s representative....
Integralism, as the cover of this new volume tells us, “is the application to the temporal, political order of the full implications of the revelation of man’s supernatural end in Christ and of the divinely established means by which it is to be attained.” Isn’t that what our personal moral lives are all about as Catholics?......Integralism correctly teaches us that we must not segregate Christ and His Church into hermetically sealed domains, one marked “sacred,” and the other marked “secular.” Civil and canon law “should work in concord, while safeguarding the superior rights of the Church: since heavenly beatitude is a greater good than earthly happiness, the temporal power must cede to the spiritual where the latter judges that its goal would otherwise be impeded” (p. 218).The separation of church and state is, in the common view, a fundamental constitutional principle. Or is it in the Declaration of Independence? Actually, that “principle” is explicitly in neither document,......Pope Benedict XV taught in 1914: “Sad experience proves that human authority fails where religion is set aside” (p. 106n). The religion which the liberal order must “set aside” — that is, extirpate — is the Catholic faith, which teaches that we are made in the image and likeness of God, to whom we turn for meaning and destiny.By contrast, liberalism’s “break with the past,” says Patrick Deneen in Why Liberalism Failed, “was founded on a false anthropology.” Our secularized society worships the image in the mirror and seeks to divinize our appetites and urges. That is why Crean and Fimister write that “secularisation [sic] is death” (pp. 217, 73). The civil order, once separated from the Church, will become an intransigent, and tyrannical, enemy of the Church (p. 270)....
Thursday, July 02, 2020
20% of all coronavirus cases in Wisconsin have been reported in the last two weeksAre you not frightened?? No? Here's more!!
My, my. No other "gatherings" of under-40s .......wait...........there were "gatherings" of .....wait......well..............let's not mention any "gatherings" that may have occurred in the last three weeks in Madison, Milwaukee, or marching toward Madison, or stuff like that. Nope. Won't serve The Narrative.
...And half of the 29,199 total positive cases in the
state have been identified over the last five weeks — a surge that
comes after weeks of decline.The recent spike precedes a holiday weekend known for the kind of gatherings being tied to the increase in cases....And the majority of people who have contracted the virus are now under the age of 40
Well, with all those RED DEATH INFECTIONS, the HOSPITALS WILL BE OVER-RUN...........oh......wait........umnnhhhh...........gee..........admissions for SinoSinusRot have..........ahh...........well.........gone down by 11 state-wide in the last 7 days, and have gone from 422/day in late May to only 237/day yesterday.
So we won't talk about that, either.
Are you not FRIGHTENED YET?? Well, then, Tony Evers, reading what Abortion-Barbie Palm wrote for him, lays down the law:
...Gov. Tony Evers in a statement urged Wisconsin residents, especially younger people who are driving the increase, to stay home. ...
The GOVERNOR!!! DID YOU HEAR THAT????? STAY HOME!!! (Wanna bet that Molly Beck 'stays home'? How much you want to lay down on that?)
...And half of the 29,199 total positive cases in the state have been identified over the last five weeks — a surge that comes after weeks of decline.The recent spike precedes a holiday weekend known for the kind of gatherings being tied to the increase in cases....And the majority of people who have contracted the virus are now under the age of 40
...Gov. Tony Evers in a statement urged Wisconsin residents, especially younger people who are driving the increase, to stay home. ...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests, distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic. We’ve learned that the CDC is making, at best, a debilitating mistake: combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus....
...The CDC’s method of reporting the number of active cases is totally flawed. It is fraudulent. The CDC counts individuals who show that they had the China coronavirus in their counts of individuals who are identified currently with the virus. This data is then used by states to determine whether to open our shut down their economies....
...Johnson said he "did kind of spring out of the Tea Party" and is glad to be associated with it, although he did not join the Senate Tea Party Caucus following his election....
Ron Johnson and James Lankford are seeking to amend Cornyn’s bill making Juneteenth a holiday by replacing Columbus Day with it:
...Levitt is frustrated by the lack of inquiry that has taken place within the scientific community regarding COVID-19, and how the fear propaganda was pushed unanimously at the behest of institutional power....
...“It was total panic, and the fact is that all the science we were hearing, for example, from organizations like the World Health Organization, was wrong… This has been a disgraceful situation for science,” Levitt added....
He doesn't name names, but he uses a laser-pointer:
...“You know, the level of stupidity that’s been going on here has been amazing… Even in many places, the politics has infected the scientists, certainly in the USA,” Levitt added....
Not only has "science" trashed itself here, but so have the CDC, Fauci, and Scarf Lady. They did accomplish one objective: Trump swallowed the bait and kept up the foolishness LONG after it was clear that the panic was unjustified.
Think Trump learned from that? Yup. Now he's letting Governors make damn fools of themselves instead.
The state of Georgia has reached a three-month low in its number of recorded coronavirus deaths, roughly two months after the state began to lift its lockdown restrictions amid sharp criticism that a too-hasty reopening would result in widespread fatalities....
...Evers says his administration no longer has the sole authority to issue statewide mandates aimed at curbing the spread of the virus....
Here are some facts few people know:
Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”
The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”
Climate change is not making natural disasters worse
Fires have declined 25% around the world since 2003
The amount of land we use for meat — humankind’s biggest use of land — has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska
The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California
Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany, and France since the mid-1970s
Adapting to life below sea level made the Netherlands rich not poor
We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter
Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change
Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels
Preventing future pandemics requires more not less “industrial” agriculture
I know that the above facts will sound like “climate denialism” to many people. But that just shows the power of climate alarmism.
In reality, the above facts come from the best-available scientific studies, including those conducted by or accepted by the IPCC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other leading scientific bodies.
...Gorsuch remarked that his judgment did not reach the matter of bathrooms and locker rooms, for those situations were not contained in the case at hand. But Justice Alito quickly pointed out that the holding had been, after all, that it was wrong to turn away from anyone – to withhold a job or a benefit – because of an aversion to a person’s sexual choice of changing genders. That judgment would presumptively apply to all instances of that discrimination, and indeed the first case has already been pressed on the side of a transgendered high-school girl, seeking admission to a boys’ bathroom....
...Gorsuch had not exactly said that Stephens had changed his biological sex. My friend Gerard Bradley distilled things in this way: In the biological sciences, “sex is binary, innate, and immutable.” And it goes beyond anatomical differences to penetrate to the level of cells.
But “gender identity,” as he says, “denotes a fluid belief system based on cultural constructs, emotion, experiences.”
Gorsuch and the Court can preserve their detachment on the question of whether a man can become a woman only if they simply ignore that inescapable, objective truth of what constitutes “sex.” ...
Now for that which is truly frightening.
Gorsuch did not have to say anything conclusive on that question of whether Stephens had in fact become a woman. He could simply use his alchemy of “textualism,” working on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and settle on this limited point: that if Stephens came to regard himself as a woman, that is an understanding that the rest of us are obliged to respect when it comes to “discrimination on the basis of sex.”
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
People in the City of Milwaukee would have to wear face coverings in public spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, under an ordinance that Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic said she plans to introduce next week....
Barak Obama and Bill Clinton have just fallen to 2nd and 3rd great gun salesmen in history. Antifa is leaving them in the dust."More than 6.5 million gun-sale background checks were conducted from January 1 through April 30, according to the latest NSSF research, which showed a 48% year-over-year rise from the same period in 2019....
When I started writing on the gun issue in the late 1970's, the US was producing 3 million firearms a year. In the last few years, it was six million per year. Now, its six million in four months.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Rob McCann, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Eastern Washington,...[said] “My Catholic church and my Catholic Charities organization is racist. How could they not be?”
Thursday, June 25, 2020
...We see how decisively the self-understanding of the early Christians was shaped by their having received the gift of a trustworthy hope, when we compare the Christian life with life prior to faith, or with the situation of the followers of other religions. Paul reminds the Ephesians that before their encounter with Christ they were 'without hope and without God in the world.' (Eph. 2:12) Of course he knew that they had had gods, that they had had a religion, but their gods had proved questionable, and no hope emerged from their contradictory myths. Notwithstanding their gods, they were 'without God' and consequently found themselves in a dark world, facing a dark future. ......'How quickly we fall back from nothing to nothing': so says an epitaph of that period. ......we see in no uncertain terms the point Paul was making.....In the same vein he says ......'You must not grieve as others do who have no hope' (1 Thess 4:13) Here too we see as a distinguishing mark of the Christians the fact that they have a future.....
Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is refusing to bow down to a liberal Twitter mob demanding he retract his support of President Donald Trump, responding to an accusation of racism by telling an online assailant to “kiss my a**.”...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Organizers upended the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, as they told state delegations not to travel to Milwaukee, moved the convention from Fiserv Forum to the nearby Wisconsin Center and added satellite events around the country.
Delegates will cast votes remotely, even for the presidential nomination in what is shaping up to be an increasingly virtual event. ...
Can you say "police overtime"? No Democrat convention, no police overtime.
Oh, yah, well, also no 50,000 delegates occupying hotels, eating at restaurants, drinking at bars, touring the harbor, the Harley museum, the Art museum, the Zoo, ........
But mostly eating, drinking, and sleeping in hotels.
Think the Marcus folks have a bone to pick with Tom Perez & Co.? No more free drinks for Barrett at the Pfister's bar.
Newly released notes confirm President Barack Obama’s key role in surveillance and leak operation against Michael Flynn, the incoming Trump administration national security adviser. The handwritten notes, which were first disclosed in a federal court filing made by the Department of Justice on Tuesday, show President Obama himself personally directed former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to investigate Flynn for having routine phone calls with a Russian counterpart. He also suggests they withhold information from President Trump and his key national security figures.
...not every public figure opposed the destruction of the statues of the Capitol. Nada Elmikashfi, a Democratic candidate for state Senate in Madison, justified the destruction in a series of Twitter posts Tuesday night.
“Lady forward is the symbolic gatekeeper of an almost all white capitol that legislates in racism,” Elmikashfi posted. “Knocking it down made so many allies uncomfortable tonight, it showed the extent of white fragility. That is effective protest.”
“Fuck your statues,” Elmikashfi added in another Twitter post.
Elmikashfi is running to replace Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison), the longest-serving member of the Wisconsin Legislature. Elmikashfi, running on the slogan of “a better Madison,” is currently a member of the Sustainable Madison Committee, appointed by Rhodes-Conway. She is a former member of Evers’ staff who served on the “Gubernatorial Appointments team” and a former legislative fellow for former Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse)....
Shilling moves even higher on the Subversive Wisconsinites list, joining Evers, the girly-man Governor and Madison's Mayor-ette/Dyke Rhodes-Conway.
That's only part of the Anarchist Cabal out there. Plenty more on the faculty at UW and under rocks at various Lefty organizing groups such as One Wisconsin Now.
How to deal with them??
...Vos also questioned why Gov. Tony Evers hadn't intervened in the destruction of the statues, given it took place on state Capitol property. Protesters also broke windows of a state building near the Capitol which houses the state jobs agency, among other state offices.
Spokeswomen for Evers and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway did not respond to questions late Tuesday about police force's slow response. ...
Vos should have asked Governor Maggie Gau. Evers was sleeping and doesn't answer 3AM phone calls. The Mayor-ette of Madison was reading Jenny Durkan's "Manual on Mayor-ing" (Copyright 2020) and also couldn't be disturbed.