Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This IS the Question

HT:  Peter

And a reminder:  free men are most often armed.  

Paul Ryan: "What Baby Murders???"

Boehner's semi-final gift to Planned Parenthood and Obozo, the CR, was supported by Paul Ryan, "Catholic" boy, 50-ish% Conservative rating, and ambitious fellow.

What do you think his Mom would say about continuing the Butcher Shop funding, eh?

Rand Paul Done. Attacks Cruz!

Yah, Rand Paul's pretty much out of the race, but before he goes, he'll attack Ted Cruz.

One doesn't have to be a genius to figure that out.  Ol' Rand wants a cozy seat in the Senate granted by McConnell.  Paul assumes that McConnell will survive the purge.  Maybe he's right.

More to the point, Cruz is getting support from Rand's camp of donors.  THAT hurts.

Too bad.  Give up your principles, lose the game.

GE Brings Good Lies to Life!

Apparently Jeff Immelt and the GE p.r. machine have.........ahhhh........lied like rugs about expatriating all sorts of GE operations.

Well, Immelt's a close pal of Obozo, so lying ain't no surprise.

...State Rep. Scott Allen (R) claimed in a press statement first reported by Waukesha blogger James Wigderson and later covered by RightWisconsin that he was contacted by a GE official and asked if he would help the company use the announcement for political purposes....

That is to say:  GE wants Ex-Im welfare checks, so this cock-and-bull story about not funding Ex-Im causing the plant closure is exactly that:  bullshit.

And it ain't the first time for GE.

....The Washington Examiner reports that a September 15 GE announcement that it will create 400 jobs in France, something it began work on in May 2014 when GE CEO Jeffery Immelt announced plans to expand corporate operations in Europe, was said by the company to be the result of the Ex-Im Bank’s expiration. If the Ex-Im Bank expired in June 2015, then a plan that was devised in May 2014 couldn’t be the result of anything that happened more than a year later.

The Washington Free Beacon on Monday reported that GE had similarly said that 1,000 new UK jobs were the result of Ex-Im expiration even though another GE official told Reuters that, “it was unlikely that GE would have made the investments in the United States even if Ex-Im had been operating.”...

In short:  GE is moving out of the US, bit by bit, ExIm or no ExIm.  Of course, they'll still be happy to take US consumer dollars, thankyouverymuch!

Obama's Cloward-Piven Immigration Tactic

The original Cloward-Piven (Alinsky-ite) scheme involved flooding welfare agencies to effectively drain government (read:  taxpayer) resources. 

Obozo--and his bed-partners in the Chamber of Commerce--are developing a twist on the Cloward-Piven gambit:  flooding the job market with imported and VERY cheap college grads.

President Barack Obama’s deputies are quietly hacking a gap through immigration regulations to allow them to import hundreds of thousands of university-trained foreign workers for jobs sought by American college grads....

So happens that the number of US-native STEM graduates is just about the same as the number (800+K) of cheap imported graduates Obozo wants to admit.

So.  Instead of draining existing resources, Obozo and his friends at the Chamber will simply prevent US-born professionals from having any resources in the first place.


Will The Donald Have a Spending Plan?

Seems like every time the Establishment Boyzzz think they have The Donald on the ropes, he comes up with a plan which out-flanks them.  (See both illegal immigration and taxation.)  And for good measure throw in a pinch of patriotic nationalism, which the Chamber of Commerce thought they'd killed a dozen years ago. That's why the Teamsters are sniffing around The Donald's camp.  (You remember the Teamsters, of course--it was their endorsement which boosted Ronald Reagan into the Presidency.  The Chamber of Commerce would like you to dis-remember that, too.)


There is this matter of Drunken Sailor Spending which is endemic to both parties.

...Despite U.S. tax receipts only rising by 28 percent from $1.4 trillion to $1.8 trillion from 2008 to 2014, record US deficit spending was financed by a 93 percent expansion of the US national debt from $10 trillion to $19.3 trillion since 2008....

Mercatus published a short essay on the topic.  The graphs in that essay show that we have a serious problem.  But just as problematic will be the upcoming "debt limit" votes.  That will be a fine time for The Donald to toss another bomb into the Establishment camp--and make the case that what cannot continue WILL not continue.

Francis Met Kim Davis, Too

It is very interesting that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis and encouraged her, especially since a lot of supposedly "conservative" people have distanced themselves from the matter of queer "marriage."

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Putin to Fix Obozo's Mess. So What?

We note that Putin's Russia will clean up the mess (ISIL) in the Middle East which was caused by US actions over the last 15+ years.

Lots of US warhawks seem to think that this is a dreadful thing.  Even ignoring Obozo--who clearly has neither a strategy nor the resources to purchase one at Walgreens--we're inclined to ask "So what?"

If Putin wants to take out ISIL, which is killing everyone in sight, more power to him.

Rollover RoJo, Again

As you by now expected, Ron Johnson (R-WI) rolled over for McConnell and the Baby Butcher Business.

Such a good boy he is.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Francis: Conscientious Objection Is a Right

Pace some of the "conservatives" who have told Kim Davis to lay back and enjoy it, we find that Pope Francis disagrees.

Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.  (Reuters via Thinker)

He also slapped up the abortionists and their Gummint pals, and spoke out against attacks on the family (meaning queer marriage.)

He may not like Peronist/Crony Capitalists (they are despicable, indeed)--but he hasn't gone off the deep end.  Not by a long shot.

GE: We Are Not Patriots, Chumps!

We're told that GE, in a hissyfit over Ex-Im, will close Waukesha Engines.

GE wants its taxpayer subsidies, dammit, or else!!

This is the measure of the patriotism of GE's board and executive staff.  (That would be zero, if you must know.)

So.  Do we really need MSNBC, NBC, or USA channels?



Apparently The Donald will release his tax plan shortly.  It is reported that--under his plan-- 'middle America' tax rates will go down, 'poor folks' will pay no taxes, and that a very small group of wealthy individuals will see an increase in taxes. 

We have yet to learn what "unfair" tax rules The Donald will change.

The small group of wealthy individuals is screaming mad about this.  Are you surprised?

More important:  do you care?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Few Words About the Modern Mass

These are so much fun that I had to steal them from Fr. Hunwicke's post.

You will enjoy (or have enjoyed) Mr Henry Sire's book Phoenix from the Ashes (see earlier posts) because of its dry and cutting wit. "Modernists shrink from beauty like a vampire from holy water". "If words were sufficient to bring men to him, God would not have needed to become a man and die for us; he could have founded a newspaper." " ... in the new rite, the Mass has become a lecture delivered to the people by the priest, with the altar as his lecture table." This last observation, of course, is along the lines of the criticisms levelled against modern liturgy on the grounds of its 'Enlightenment' ancestry; its didactic nature, its intellectualism, its linear avoidance of repetition. I have in mind particularly the writings of Dr Aidan Nichols OP and of the Anglican Catherine Pickstock, who has very acutely written about the 'oral' nature of traditional liturgy, its repeated beginnings and its "liturgical stammering". But you get a particular bite in Sire's book which, I think, comes from the facts that he writes from outside the 'professional liturgist' 'community'; and writes as a layman. "In an ordinary Mass today, the sense one has is not the offering of an eternal sacrifice but a lecture conducted by the priest and two or three women of the public-librarian class, to whom the readings and other duties of the church are allocated. The verbosity and preachiness of the liturgy is itself a middle-class characteristic with which many ordinary parishioners feel little rapport; and the alienation of working-class worshippers, in a way that was never true of the old Mass in poor parishes, has become a peculiar feature of the liturgical reform."...

Which is followed, naturally, by Fr. Bouyer's account of the creation of Canon 2.

Wiggy Nods

In his post-mortem on the Walker run, Wiggy nodded:

...Then Walker got bogged down in the whole “birthright citizenship” debate, an issue settled in the 19th century....

He forgot to insert the word "incorrectly" before "decided."

Oh, well. 

Wiggy also didn't mention Walker's pandering to Iowa corn-growers (ethanol 'gradualism') nor his tepid, almost nonchalant response to SCOTUS' demolition of States' rights (marriage regulation.)

In other words, Walker was wrong on at least three counts.  

And 'federal unions'?  Really??

Carson Is Right on Islam

Andy McCarthy makes the case totally and completely.  Here's the clincher-graph:

...Throughout this column, I have used the term “belief system,” rather than “religion,” advisedly. Islam, in its classical interpretation, is a comprehensive sociopolitical system with its own legal code. Yes, it has some strictly theological tenets (e.g., the oneness of Allah, the conceit that Mohammed is the final prophet). These, however, comprise but a small percentage of Islamic belief, which covers the full extent of political, economic, and social life — from warfare to hygiene, in exacting rules resistant to change. That is why in virtually every Islamic society — i.e., wherever sharia is incorporated into law — the separation of spiritual and political life is rejected; it is why we find misogyny, anti-Semitism, homophobia, ruthless discrimination against religious minorities, hostility to freedom, suspicion of reason, and backwardness in economics and education....

Some of you see in the phrase "comprehensive sociopolitical system" the similarity with the Mosaic Law system--which was replaced by Christianity.  There's a reason that Christ did what He did.

Forget about political correctness, please.  This is a Cultural War, in the fullest sense of each word.  Get used to it as you watch it play out in Germany, England, and Sweden.

A Few Thoughts on Obama and Religion

Nah, not here, although I have strong suspicions.

Here.  At Day-by-Day.

Most revealing?  The very bottom panel, which if nothing else, should tell you ALL you ever needed to know about the MFM and the Obama Regime.

As to "suspicions," there is a strong case (made here, briefly) that Obama's real agenda is not religious; rather, that he is an agent of the Anti-Religion.  Whatever their faults, at least the Mohammedans believe in a God.  Their problem is that their God is not a Trinity and therefore is not the Judaeo-Christian God-In-Full.

Obama?  Draw any conclusion you like, but he's not a patriot, nor religious.

Splendid Digs for EPA, No Electricity for YOU!

Recently, EPA imposed regulations on utilities which will increase the cost of electricity by a (national) average of 16%.  That means that your $75.00 electric bill will soon be $86.00 or so--and even more in coal-dependent States such as the entire Upper Midwest.


Meantime, EPA has decked out its new offices, spending NINETY TWO MILLION DOLLARS on  high-end furniture from Herman Miller and Knoll.  (Where's KI??  Steelcase??)

How to get to such a number?  Well, begin with an $813.00 pencil-box. 

Yup.  I said $813.00 for a friggin' PENCIL BOX.  About the same as the Pentagon's toilet.

Then there's the $4,200.00 chair, and the $5,500.00 hexagonal table and the $6400.00 hickory chairs....

It is good to be King, eh?

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Chant

Happened to be at a local church celebration of the EF Mass last night, and of course, Gregorian Chant was used.

Here's Thomas Merton on the Chant:

“But the cold stones of the Abbey church ring with a chant that glows with living flame, with a clean, profound desire. It is an austere warmth, the warmth of Gregorian chant. It is deep beyond ordinary emotion, and that is one reason why you never get tired of it. It never wears you out by making a lot of cheap demands on your sensibilities. Instead of drawing you out into the open field of feelings where your enemies, the devil and your own imagination and the inherent vulgarity of your own corrupted nature can get at you with their blades and cut you to pieces, it draws you within, where you are lulled in peace and recollection and where you find God.”  Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, Part 3, ch. 4, page 379

Yup.  And if you want to know Chant as it should be, then venture to the Cistercian monastery at U of Dallas and find the choir run by Fr. Ralph March.  Or--if you can find it--catch Paul Salamunovich's "Christmas" album, which has a nice chunk of Chant within.

HT:  Chant Cafe

Friday, September 25, 2015

Vos v. Babies

It's becoming clear that The Chop-Shop (Planned Butcherhood) has a friend in Robin Vos.

Vos' history as Speaker in the Legislature is beginning to resemble that of Boehner in the House:  has the position, but despises the people who brought him to the dance.

Vos is making it difficult for AB305 to pass.  AB305 would make it a criminal offense to utilize baby parts for "research" (except already-existing cell lines.)  This despite the testimony of several Ph.D./MD's from the Medical College of Wisconsin stating that such "research" is completely unnecessary.

(We note that Joel Kleefisch is working to override the Vos/babykiller scheme.  Thanks, Joel!!)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

US Jobs, US Workers? Nope

Remember all that fuss about H1-B's replacing IT workers at SoCalEdison and Disney?

Congress doesn't--or doesn't give a flying damn about those US workers.

Congress is set to drop a $2,000 H-1B visa fee mostly paid by India-based IT services providers.

And (surprise!!!)  NO ONE in Congress will talk about it.

...Russ Harrison, director of government relations of the engineering association IEEE-USA, said eliminating the fee makes no sense, particularly after lawmakers in both parties have expressed outrage over the use of H-1B workers in recent layoffs.

"We had half of Congress tripping over itself trying to get in front of the camera to tell the American public how upset they were about SCE (Southern California Edison), Walt Disney and all the other companies that have used this visa to eliminate American jobs," said Harrison. 

Now, "the only thing Congress is going to manage to do is to make (the H-1B visa) cheaper."

"A middle-class American job is worth a lot more than $2,000 and companies are making tens of thousands of dollars, per visa, per year, off this thing," said Harrison, who would like to see the fee raised....

A Congress which will take your money to pay baby-butchers doesn't even notice the speed-bump of unemployed Americans, of course.

The Fighter Who Is Not Donald? Cruz

Don't like The Donald, but you're certain that D.C. Republicans are as corrupt and fetid as D.C. Democrats?

Unlike RoJo, who went dark, hiding like a bunny in its hole after only one year, Ted Cruz doesn't quit.

...President Obama demands of Congress: fund all of Obamacare, with no changes to help the millions being hurt by that failed law, or he will veto funding for the entire federal government. And Republican leadership backs down. President Obama demands: fund his unconstitutional executive amnesty—or he will veto funding for the entire federal government. And Republican leadership backs down. President Obama demands: give $500 million in taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood, a private organization under criminal investigation—or he will veto funding for the entire federal government. And Republican leadership backs down.

The core of this capitulation comes from Republican leadership’s promise that “There will be no government shutdown.” On its face, the promise sounds reasonable. Except, in practice, it means that Republicans never stand for anything....

...If leadership is correct that we can never win against the president, why did it matter to win a Republican House? A Republican Senate? If Republican majorities in Congress will acquiesce to and affirmatively fund the identical Big Government priorities that Obama supports, then what difference does it make who is in charge of Congress?...

Why, sure!!!  It can (and will) get worse!!

...the next step—likely coming in December—is that Republican leadership intends to give in to Obama and bust the budget caps, exploding the deficit even further because if Republicans do not Obama will threaten another shutdown....

Nobody cuts off Ted Cruz' balls.  They're solid iron and very, very big.

Vote for someone who gets it.  Vote Cruz.

McConnell Loves His Planned Butcherhood Pals

The real reason that Planned Butcherhood Parenthood gets taxpayer dollars?

Mitch McConnell.

In fact, McConnell fought against George Bush the First to win taxpayer money for The Chop-Shop.

Around FIFTY votes specifically to get taxpayer money into The Murder Machine since 1992, all while parading around as a 'conservative.'

Ted Cruz is right:  McConnell is a liar and a fraud.  And an accessory to mass murder.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

If History Counts, Things Are Bad

Interesting notes on history here.

" civilization has ever survived the glorification of homosexuality.

"I am not speaking of the practice of homosexuality. I am speaking of the glorification of homosexuality. For various ancient peoples, homosexuality was a sacred act. The word used in Leviticus to condemn this glorification of homosexuality clothed with a sacred character in the temples and pagan rites was “abominable”.

"The only two civilizations which have resisted homosexuality for thousands of years are the same that have opposed homosexuality: the Jews and Christians. Where are today’s Assyrians? Where are today’s Babylonians? And yet the Jews were merely a tribe, a “nobody” in comparison to the other political-religious societies. But the laws concerning sexual acts as we find within the book of Leviticus became the highest form of civilization [Christianity]....

To "Assyrians and Babylonians" we could add Greeks and Romans, of course.


One more wonderful little item:

"...Tacitus said: “Corruptissima re publica, plurimae leges.” When the State is corrupt, the laws are multiplied...."

Not that far from Chesterton's saying to the effect that when the Big Laws are broken, all you have is the Little Laws.

HT:  PertPapist

Taqiyya In Action

The mohammedan doctrine of "taqiyya"--lying at the drop of a hat 'for mohammed'--was on display in living color last week with ClockBoy. 

Once again, Obozo acted before gathering any pertinent facts, just as he did with the Massachusetts cop.


Carson is right, the City of Irving is right, and the pResident, as usual, is wrong.

(Double HT to ColdFury)

Senate Dems OK Torture of US Citizens

That's what it is, and that's what they did.

Senate Democrats refused to allow a vote on a 20 week abortion ban Tuesday, with the help of Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Mark Kirk.

The bid for a vote (54-42) on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act failed, when 38 Democrats, both Independent senators and Republicans Collins and Kirk opposed the measure...

Fits right in with Obozo's Pentagon allowing child-rapes in the 'stan, ya'know.

Courts Are Losing the People

We've been saying it for a long time:  the "rule of law" ain't what it used to be.

The latest Gallup poll shows that Americans' trust in the judiciary has fallen to an all-time low.

Trust in the judicial branch of government dropped eight points just in the last year, which saw major decisions including the constitutionalizing of homosexual "marriages."

It is a "significant" loss of trust, according to Gallup, with only 53 percent of Americans responding that they have "a great deal" or even just "a fair amount" of trust in the third branch of government....


...In 2013, five justices said that states have the right to define marriage,” Staver [of Liberty Counsel] explained.  “They said that three times.  The same five lawyers, two years later in 2015, said no, states do not have the right to define marriage.  Which is it?” Staver rhetorically asked.

That full-reverse can be nothing other than political.

We already have politicians, so who needs "courts"?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Conundrom Which Is America

Time for a little excerpt from Patrick Deneen, here discussing "Liberalism" (in the classical sense) as it has played out in the US. the realm of personal morality, we are to regard each other as radically individuated selves whose actions should be of no concern or moment to anyone else, as long as no one is being obviously harmed. While seeking to infuse the economic realm with the mantle of morality, in the “personal” realm, the language of personal choice comes to predominate.  Progressives argue that the sum of individual choices in the economic realm has enormous implications for the social whole, requiring a commitment to redressing the social dislocations that the sum of those individual choices involve.  However, the same logic is not to apply when considering “personal choice.”  While the accumulation of various personal decisions—for instance, divorce or pornography—in fact arguably has rather profound social implications, we are largely required to ignore these in the name of the liberty of lifestyle “experimentation.” We are to adopt an attitude of “non-judgmentalism,” and even indifference.  These two core commitments of modern Progressive liberalism induces schizophrenia that so deeply informs contemporary American politics.

As we will see, the opposite tension (and even schizophrenia) applies to “Natural Rights Conservatives,” who defend an extensively unregulated market and support various forms of morals legislation. What we should notice is that the two political worldviews have been successful mainly in the areas where they are more “libertarian”: progressives in expanding the sphere of personal liberty, conservatives in defending an extensively free market order (both, of course, would likely conclude otherwise). What is noteworthy is that neither has been nearly as successful in the less “libertarian” part of their agenda, which suggests that the “contradiction” at the heart of their respective commitments has a tendency to resolve itself in the favor of social “solvents” rather than “morality.” This outcome may be deeply reflective of the overall tendency of American politics, born of the liberal tradition....

Yes, that is a problem.  Look no further than the widespread support given Kim Davis AND the increasing resentment of the Chamber of Commerce's pocket-toys, the (R) Establishment.

Obozo a Muslim? Nope. It's Worse.

An incomplete reminder from Moonbattery:

...Despite the obsequious affection of our liberal rulers for Islam, it is a thought crime to point out that Obama is more likely to be Muslim than Christian. In a sense we can never know for sure, but we don’t need to know. What we should be asking is, does he act like a Muslim, or does he act like a Christian?

From the very beginning Obama has extolled Islam and assisted its most radical proponents in the Middle East, often at the expense of valuable allies. In contrast, he has repeatedly denounced Christianity, attacked it through ObamaCare, and gaudily celebrated the Supreme Court’s obscene homosexual “marriage” decree, which effectively criminalizes Christianity, by immediately lighting up the White House in the rainbow colors representing sexual deviancy....

But that doesn't necessarily make Obozo a mohammedan.

In all the cases mentioned--and in several other ones--Obozo is acting against Right Order.  He does not support "muslims;" he supports radical killers who happen to be muslim.  (See Egypt and Syria.)  He supports radical killers here, too:  see Planned Butcherhood.   And of course, "queer marriage"--and other, less-egregious attacks on the family and Christianity in America--are part of the pattern.

He is, in the final analysis, an agent of Satan, the First Rebel against Right Order.

Boehner In His Own Words

While comparing actual Conservatives to 'garbage,' the Speaker of the House said this:

"I came to Washington to fight for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government"

Thanks, John.

The Emmys. Yawn.

Nobody watched 'em.

So there IS hope for the future of the country!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Yup. Fake "Defund" Bill Passes House

Your (R) member of congress will be sending brag-letters about how they voted to 'de-fund' Planned Butchery, and they expect you to shut up and sit down afterwards.

But you don't have to be that stupid--because their vote was as meaningless as would be their vote on tomorrow's weather forecast.

The long story is here.  The short story?  It's another Shiny Object for suckers.

Friday, September 18, 2015

How the GOP Will Fund Planned Butcherhood

The case is made, at this post, for a continuing resolution DE-FUNDING the Chop Shop.

Now watch the cowering, simpering, girrlllzzz in the "leadership" of the GOP do everything in their power to avoid de-funding the indefensible.

Oh, Really, Byron York?

York has a few words to say about the Kim Davis/Mike Huckabee event.

But first, an orientation to Mr. York's social milieu.  He writes (following Davis' release from prison):

...The next day, in conversation at a Washington social event, one conservative writer called Davis “the Honey Boo Boo of religious freedom.”...

So.  In DC, at a 'social event' at which York was present, a "conservative writer" just pissed all over Ms. Davis.

Now we move to York's Statement on SCOTUS rulings.

...Most Republicans, while they believe there should be a religious freedom accommodation for people like Davis, are not going to argue that a Supreme Court decision, no matter how badly reasoned, is not the controlling legal authority in the United States. Huckabee is nearly by himself on that one....

York inadvertently but correctly draws a bright line separating "Republicans" from "Conservatives."  (On occasion, Charlie Sykes makes that distinction, and claims to be a Conservative.)  Huckabee had cited James Madison's words to the effect that should SCOTUS create a ludicrous 'law of the land' and the nation succumbs, we have judicial tyranny.  So Madison, who indirectly followed Thomas Aquinas, is just another rural boob?

As I recall, another well-known US political leader didn't think too much of SCOTUS' ruling on black folks and caused quite a kerfuffle.  Was that politician "not a Republican"?

Huckabee is far from "alone", Mr. York--and so is Kim Davis.  Various state JP's and clerks are refusing to bend over and take it on this matter, and more will follow.

Tell that to your DC 'conservative' party-going friends.  And be sure to mention 'where the sun never shines' during your conversation.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hmmm. Cruz Sidelined at "Debate"

Not hard to figure this out.  Somehow or other, Ted Cruz was sorta-kinda left out of most of the "debate," which tells you that somebody out there doesn't want a Constitutional conservative to be too visible.

Apparently, however, he did get to comment on SCOTUS.

...The one time he was given a truly substantive and interesting question he came up with perhaps the most meaningful answer of the debate; namely, on the question of John Roberts as the Supreme Court Chief Justice appointed by George W. Bush. This occasioned a back-and-forth with Jeb! Bush, who attempted to chide Cruz for now being critical of Roberts but was steamrolled by a brilliant answer. Cruz noted that conservatives keep voting for Republicans and never seem to be satisfied with the results, largely because Republican presidents (all recently named Bush) take the easy way out rather than to do the hard things....

But let's not have too much of that kinda stuff.  Might actually prove Cruz's point--and for that matter, might actually get him nominated.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ph.D.'s Against Chop-Shop Parts

One expected that the UW-Mad would produce professors who advocate--loudly--that buying parts of dead babies from the local (Minnesota?) chop-shop is absolutely, positively, necessary.  That's Madison, after all.

Therefore, it's nice to see that a number of other Ph.D./medical doctors state that such procurement is absolutely NOT necessary.  At all.

...we, who are also scientists and doctors, do not share this view. We do not agree that research using human fetal or embryonic tissue from abortions or procedures such as IVF is ethical or a requisite approach for advancing scientific inquiry or preventing suffering.

The argument that fetal-derived tissues must be used in research to develop medical treatments is false. Many therapies have been developed using cell lines not of fetal origin, including insulin for diabetes (produced in bacteria), Herceptin for breast cancer and tissue plasminogen activator for heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism (both developed in Chinese hamster ovary cells)
....--quoted at Badger Catholic

It is a commonplace that lies accompany murder.  The question is this:  whether the Wisconsin Legislature will accept and act upon the truth.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Scott Walker's March to 2010

When the country is sinking under its debt, gummint spending is at an all-time-all-time high; when Social Security and Medicare are gasping their last breaths, when SCOTUS has arrogated to itself the power to legislate ObozoCare and marriage from the bench; when IRS is filled with corruption; when EPA is conducting an open war on private property, energy, and national resource-utilization, and when both legal AND illegal immigration are collapsing the job market for US citizens, (and that is only the domestic list of issues)......

Scott Walker decides to campaign on eliminating Federal employee unions.

Which to most people is 19th on a list of 10 serious and immediate problems.

To say that Walker is "ill-advised" doesn't come close.  I'm beginning to feel sorry for the guy.

Killing Babies for Profit? No Problem, Says (R) Party

Here we go again.  Another video, another admission of the Dr. Mengele wannabees, and another (R) compromise with Dr. Death & Co.

As the House and Senate return on Tuesday to begin confronting a spending impasse, Representative Charlie Dent, a moderate Republican from Pennsylvania, says he has come up with a way to avert a possible government shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding: a bill that would take away money only from clinics involved in selling tissue from aborted fetuses.  --quoted at AOSHQ

Other than the obvious--that what PP is doing is collecting "donations", not revenues--this is merely another way to keep taxpayer money flowing to what is undeniably the most ghoulish and reprehensible bunch of people in the US.

What separates these murderers from the ISIS terrorists, other than the age of their victims??

The hill on which the slaughter is ongoing, and Boehner won't stop it.

You Are Microsoft's Property!

MSFT must think they're the Feds or something.

Microsoft today confirmed it has been pre-loading the Windows 10 installation bits onto devices whose owners have not "reserved" a copy or expressed interest in the new OS.

The move has upset some users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, who have complained that the unsolicited downloads have caused them to exceed their Internet providers' data caps or seized storage space without their consent.

As you recall, Win10 is essentially a spyware program.

Feel violated yet?  First the auto companies claim that you may NOT "chip" your car on the basis that they "own" the copyrights on engine systems, never mind that you bought the car. 

Now MSFT  apparently thinks that they own your computer and can drop by and make it pregnant with their baby any time they want.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Permitting: Why Roads Cost Too Much

Interesting item here.

Delays caused by securing approval for infrastructure projects cost the U.S. more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure itself, according to a new report released by Common Good, a nonpartisan government-reform coalition.

The group said that those approvals can take a decade or longer to get and even a six-year delay in starting construction on public projects costs over $3.7 trillion-- or more than double the $1.7 trillion needed through the end of this decade to modernize the country’s overall infrastructure....

Locals, States, DNRs, EPA, Corps of Engineers, .....quite a list, before you get to bidding (and the wars over that) and actually constructing the damn road.

And let's not forget the lawsuits from aggrieved NIMBY prop-owners.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Why Is Michael Gerson Relevant?

Being a Bush-Boy was relevant during the Presidency of GWBush.  But if one proves beyond a doubt that one is still LIVING in that timeframe, observers must question the relevancy of that individual.

"Peaceful Muslim" is rapidly becoming an oxymoron, Michael.  Read the newspapers, for crying out loud.

Marcuse, Fromm, and All That

Another book worth reading has emerged.  (HT:  McCain via AOSHQ)

“The greatest difference in the universe . . . is the difference between nothing and something, between an infinity of darkness and a single point of light. . . . It is the difference between atheism and God.”  --Michael Walsh from his book The Devil's Pleasure Palace; The Cult of Critical Theory and The Subversion of The West.

One could (almost) stop at that quotation and meditate for a moment on the First Thing Created, which was "light."  Of the multiple references to 'light' found in the Bible, the most compelling is Christ's "I AM the Light of the world...." which combines that "I AM" (see the OT's "I AM WHO AM" with the notion of 'light' which defines the Judaeo-Christian weltanschauung.

While McCain emphasizes 'the godless Commies' in his essay, he could have stopped at 'godless' and sufficiently captured the 'critical theory' bunch, and curiously enough, the Mohammedan bunch whose God happens to be decisively less than the Judaeo-Christian Trinity.  That is to say, while Allah is "God', Allah is not the Trinity; thus the license to lie and murder found in the Mohammedan Heresy.

But we digress.

...Whatever it is called, this intellectual virus was brought to America in the 1940s by a group of left-wing refugees — including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm and Wilhelm Reich — who are generally known as the Frankfurt School because of their former associations with the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. Embraced by the avant-garde of American academia, the ideas of the Frankfurt School has enormous influence after World War II. One of their key ideas, given a patina of “scientific” credibility by Adorno’s The Authoritarian Personality, was the belief that the traditional family was a breeding ground of fascism. This provided the Left with a trite pseudo-Freudian explanation of anti-Communism as rooted in neurotic insecurities....

One could go further than 'an attack on the family' by mentioning its corollaries:  the licensing of abortion and homosex 'marriage', not to mention chemical birth-control.  All of these together (and what is yet to come, such as the licensing of polygamy/andry and 'marriage' to animals) put the "P" of pleasure into its real context--the attack is on the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.

It is not chance, by the way, that Walsh includes art and beauty into his book ( Exposing the hostility of this crypto-Marxist ideology toward that which is spiritual in man’s nature, Walsh appeals to the finest traditions of Western culture, deriving his book’s title from Franz Schubert’s first opera, Des Teufels Lustschloss. Walsh’s book bristles with references to classical music (e.g., Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner) and philosophy (e.g., Aristotle, Rousseau, Nietzsche), as well as literature and films, including Casablanca, High Noon, The Wild One, The Godfather and Independence Day.)

If one cares to remember, Truth and Beauty are attributes of the Judaeo-Christian God.  You quite literally cannot have one without the other.  Conversely, when Beauty is diminished, so is Truth.  The third attribute, by the way, is Goodness.  Draw your own conclusions--but seeing the Planned Butcherhood videos will paint the picture quite well if you can't imagine it on your own.

So Kim Davis, for all her other faults, ain't just whistling Dixie as she passes the graveyard.  And yes, she's passing the graveyard of the West as we knew it.

Friday, September 11, 2015

RoJo Continues to Disappoint

Not much can be said about RoJo except, perhaps, "flash in the pan."  Now he's decided that chopping babies up for parts is just fine.

“Let’s pass protection of life 20 weeks and after. That would be a reasonable response here,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). “Develop a winning strategy rather than one that’s guaranteed to lose.”

Except for the little problem here:

...Pushing a separate standalone bill would be meaningless.  It would never get the 60 votes needed in the Senate to fight filibusters.  The Planned Parenthood funding, by contrast, is must-pass, and can be stopped with only 51 votes, and Johnson knows that, but he wants to distract attention with his own symbolic bill because he has no stomach for a fight with Obama....

RoJo, the gutless wonder.  Maybe "one-term" will soon be added to that description.

Walker: A Programmed Robot?

One begins to wonder if Scott Walker can think on his feet, or if he has to be fed a set of punchcards before he has a position.

When the question of Syrian 'refugees' came up, Walker demurred with some flapjaw about "hypotheticals."  Well, Scott, that wasn't a "hypothetical" question--Obozo has ordered US agencies to take about 10K of them.

So the next time he was asked, he proclaimed that he would not take any.


Walker also went "programmed-speak" at Eureka College with a promise to cut off the money-stream for Federal unions. 

Wow.  On a list of 10 really important current national issues, Federal union dues are about 29th, Scott. 

This follows his "law of the land" shuffle over Obergefell.  Walker is a member of the Party of Lincoln, who famously told SCOTUS to shove Dred Scott where the sun never shines.  Laws of nature, and all that, Scott.  And speaking of "laws of nature", he's evading direct comment on the baby-parts-for-cash-and-"research" matter pending in the Legislature.  Is he waiting for programming from WMC?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

WI Chamber: Money Before Morality

See, you have to understand, it's the money.  What else matters?  Worked for the Krupp brothers--until it didn't work any more.

The state's largest business lobbying group on Thursday came out against a bill banning research on tissue from aborted fetuses, further clouding the future of legislation key Republicans hope to pass this fall....

Well, then.  Who are these people?

Ariens Company, Brillion

JEFFREY W. BAILET, M.D., Executive Vice President, Aurora Health Care / Co-President, Aurora Health Care Medical Group
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee

Joy Global, Milwaukee

KURT R. BAUER, President/CEO
WMC, Madison

SIDNEY H. BLISS, President & CEO
Bliss Communications, Inc., Janesville

DAMOND WILLIAMS BOATWRIGHT, Regional President/CEO of Hospital Operations
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin, Madison

C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Company, Inc., Ashland

THOMAS A. BURKE, President & CEO
Modine Manufacturing Company, Racine

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Madison

Springs Window Fashions, LLC, Middleton

PHILIP B. FLYNN, President & CEO
Associated Banc-Corp, Green Bay

JAMES D. FRIEDMAN, Senior Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee

Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Dam

Hendricks Commercial Properties, Beloit

GARY M. GIGANTE, President & CEO
Waupaca Foundry Inc., Waupaca

ROBERT D. KAMPHUIS, Chairman, President & CEO
Mayville Engineering Company, Inc., Mayville

Alliant Energy Corporation, Madison

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Neenah

Skyward, Inc., Stevens Point

SCOTT E. LARSON, Executive Director
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Marshfield

JAMES M. LEEF, President
ITU AbsorbTech, Inc., New Berlin

WEC Energy Group, MIlwaukee

TOD B. LINSTROTH, Senior Partner & Past Member & Chair of Management Committee
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison

STEPHEN D. LOEHR, Vice President
Kwik Trip, Inc., La Crosse

SCOTT A. MAYER, President
QPS Employment Group, Brookfield

FLASH, Inc., Green Lake

JAMES J. McINTYRE, President and CEO
Greenheck Fan Corporation, Schofield

J. R. MENARD, Executive Vice President & Treasurer
Menard, Inc., Eau Claire

Seneca Foods Corporation, Janesville

Palmer Johnson Enterprises, Inc., Sturgeon Bay

GINA A. PETER, CEO, Central States Commercial Banking
Wells Fargo Bank, Milwaukee

Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac

Snap-on Incorporated, Kenosha

AARON B. POWELL, Partner/Chief Strategy Officer
Flexion Inc., Sun Prairie

Prent Corporation, Janesville

MICHAEL W. SALSIEDER, Retired President & General Counsel
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Company, Inc., Wausau

ERIC W. SAUEY, Chairman & CEO
Seats Incorporated, Reedsburg

Citizens Community Federal, Eau Claire

KARL A. SCHMIDT, President & CEO
Belmark Inc., De Pere

KRISTINE N. SEYMOUR, Regional Vice President of Market Development, Illinois/Michigan/Wisconsin
Humana, Inc., Waukesha

Mead & Hunt, Inc., Middleton

DIRK SMITH, President & CEO
Super Steel, LLC, Milwaukee

JAY L. SMITH, Chairman & CEO
Teel Plastics, Inc., Baraboo

KAREN L. SZYMAN, Executive Director
The Chamber of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc

GLEN E. TELLOCK, Chairman, President & CEO
The Manitowoc Company, Inc., Manitowoc

Serigraph Inc., West Bend

Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc., Marshfield

S. MARK TYLER, President
OEM Fabricators, Inc., Woodville

Stoughton Trailers, LLC, Stoughton

Fort HealthCare, Fort Atkinson

TODD WANEK, President & CEO
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Arcadia

DAVID J. YANDA, President & CEO
Lakeside Foods, Inc., Manitowoc

Which ones voted for babykilling?  The "health-care" ones??

The New Rules on Annulment: Problems!

There's a go-to guy, a Canon Law prof named Ed Peters over here.  He read the new Canon Law regarding marriage, and there are a number of difficulties here (although the exact legal language has yet to be written.)

Article 14 of the Ratio lists ten or twelve factors that enable an annulment petition (to which the parties agree) to be heard in a fast-track process. Note that the factors listed are simply examples of things enabling an annulment case to be heard quickly. Clearly, it is expected that other factors will also suffice.
The factors listed so far are (my trans): lack of faith that results in simulation of consent or an error that determines the will; brevity of married life; abortion procured to prevent procreation; stubborn persistence in an extramarital affair at the time of or just after the wedding; improper concealment of sterility or of a serious and contagious disease; concealment of children from a previous relationship; concealment of incarceration; entering marriage for reasons completely foreign to married life; unplanned pregnancy of the woman; physical violence inflicted to extort consent; lack of use of reason proved by medical documents; and so on.

Understand this:  the "ratio" is NOT 'the law.'  But, as Peters points out, all of these are legal questions and it is entirely possible that non-lawyers will handle every single step in the process.

Some of the above examples are....ahhh....questionable, to say the least. Aside from those, the process is now limited to only 45 days, which is damn quick, and can lead to erroneous judgments.

The law is not yet in effect, and the Pope can be persuaded to change some of his writings.  I'd suggest that he might want to reflect a bit before casting this in bronze.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

That High-Pitched Whine Is Rod Dreher

Dreher's becoming worse than the neighbor's un-muffled leaf-blower.

TWO essays today, one condemning Huckabee for introducing Kim Davis, the other condemning Cruz for posing with her for a picture.

This from a guy who has come close to advocating running away and hiding in some sort of monastic community in the woods someplace.

Dreher is concerned with "optics" and 'losing the middle-class suburban votes.'  Yah, well, Rod, some of us are worried about losing the entire country--or at least the 1st, 9th, and 10th Amendments plus the Declaration.

Take a chill-pill, Rod, and go back to your "Benedict Option" hole.  Others, obviously, will have to carry on the fight for you.  Meantime, please shut up.

*Surprise!!* A Law Prof!!

The Lawyer-Class distinguishes itself once again.

See, there are sub-humans.  Lawyers know this.  Especially Yale law-profs.

Yeah, It's the Crossroads Time

Two not-so-disparate issues have arisen in the last 90 days:  the Planned Chop-Shop parts business and the Kim Davis matter.  They are the headline issues, but they join other matters in what will be a make-or-break year for the (R) Party and many of its candidates, congressmen, and senators.

It's entirely possible that the (R) Party--along with those candidates and already-elected representatives--will fail. 

Let's understand this first:  legalized abortion and homosex 'marriage' are clearly, unequivocally, straight-up  violations of the laws of nature and nature's God.  That phrasing comes from the Declaration--on which foundation stands the Constitution.  The parabolic acceleration of resistance to the transvaluation of all values put in place by the Supreme Court and its subsidiaries is a shock to the (R) machine.  There are other issues, such as the de-coupling of the National Interest from immigration, economic, environmental, and foreign-policy decisions (all perceived as Ruling Class/Crony Capitalist usurpations or wet, sloppy, kisses)--but none of those have had the impact of the Planned Butcherhood videos and the jailing of Kim Davis.

The dead babies and Kim Davis have literally given faces to the revolt against the bargains that the Republicans have made with the devil over the last 50 years, and the majority of the population will not stand for this crap any more.  Ask Eric Cantor, who was toppled before Obergefell or the videos. 

The "law-of-the-land" parrots and ventriloquist-dummies would like us to forget Abe Lincoln and Andy Jackson, but we haven't.  The "blob of tissue" witches and warlocks would like us to forget the Holocaust, but we will not.  The war-mongers would like us to forget the advice of George Washington, but that's not going to happen.

So.  Will some (R) lead?  Cruz is a distinct possibility.  The Donald, whose warts are only a tiny bit smaller than his ego, is a possibility.  As to the rest? 

We'll see, soon, eh?

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

To Obama, "Human Rights" Means Nothing

In the world of Alinsky and Stalin, "human rights" mean nothing.  If one expected Obama to break from that mold, one was a fool--or a knave (see Hillary Clinton.)

The Syrian mess may have a solution, but don't count on Obozo to find it.  In fact, you can count on Obozo to find more gasoline for the fire.

It's what he does.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Trump Has Something Here. Where's the Rest of 'Em?

Holy bejabbers.

...since December 2007, according to the Household Survey, only 790,000 native born American jobs have been added. Contrast that with the 2.1 million foreign-born Americans who have found a job over the same time period...

Umnnhhh....and then there's last month: August a whopping 698,000 native-born Americans lost their job. This drop was offset by 204,000 foreign-born Americans, who got a job in the month of August....

So. Are we to believe that every single native-born worker who lost a job was a fat, overpaid, lazy, slob who couldn't or wouldn't work hard for the money (such as it is)*?


*And THAT ain't much; since 2005, the inflation-adjusted income of US citizens has been stagnant or worse.

When You Lose Christian Schneider....


Christian Schneider is a pretty reliable 'Walker guy.'  But maybe "is" should be changed to "was."

...What frustrates Walker supporters is that this isn't the Walker they have gotten to know in his career in Wisconsin government. The Wisconsin Walker is the one who stood firm in the face of hundreds of thousands of protesters on the steps of the Capitol. The one who emerged from a historic recall election that put him under a searing national spotlight. They expected the Walker who never withered under criticism when he signed concealed carry for firearms into law, pushed voter identification and expanded health care in the state while still resisting the allure of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion funds.

Yet this new guy — the one who tends to form a perimeter around issues with multiple positions — illuminates a main difference between National Walker and Wisconsin Walker. Scott Walker is masterful at running against Democrats, but he's terrible at running against Republicans....

Schneider opines that Walker has lost his consistency.  We--in contrast--think that Walker has been very consistently a social moderate/liberal and a not-really-'small'-government guy.  No question that his style and substance is FAR preferable to that of his (D) opponents here, but they were all radical Lefties, differing only in degree.

Actually, Blue Lives Do OK

The ...shall we say 'hysterical'? ....noise about "blue lives" is more than a little over-wrought.

...There have been 24 police officers killed by attacks in the line of duty this year. This means that we are on pace for a total of 35 such deaths this year – which would represent the second lowest total ever, only slightly more than the all time low of 32 in 2013. ...

It may be true that 'the community' is more antagonistic to police than before, but that's impossible to prove with anything resembling statistical accuracy.

By the way, being a cop isn't very dangerous at all.

...Being a police officer is now not in the top ten most dangerous occupations in the United States, and it is not even close. Police now have about 14 fatalities per 100,000 workers, whereas the tenth most dangerous occupation in the United States (mining) has about 22 fatalities per 100,000 workers. (Note: Trash collectors are over twice as likely to die on the job and commercial fishermen are almost 10 times as likely to die on the job.)...

So, Sheriff Clarke (you who were a fervent gun-control advocate until only 10 years ago):  pipe down.

Fast-Shrinking "Gun Deaths"

The ever-astute Streiff notes what MSM folks seem to ignore.*

Since 1998, gun homicides have diminished from ~18,000 to ~10,000/year in the US.

*They don't actually ignore it.  They simply bury it.  As Belling would say, it's the news they do NOT print.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Reno Gets it; Dreher Doesn't

Two essays on Kim Davis.

Dreher, ironically posting at "The American Conservative" wants the easy solution: Davis' resignation. Recall that Dreher has semi-demi advocated withdrawing from American society and setting up monestary-esque fiefs. 

Dreher claims "Prudence" as his protector, but perhaps he's part of the camp which Reno (at First Things) describes thus:

...her refusal poses a symbolic threat to “marriage equality” and its claim to realize the high ideals of justice. One word of dissent, one act of conscience, disturbs the serene confidence of progressives that they have a monopoly on all that is right and good....

Dreher long ago accepted the jimmied "polls" which purport that 'teh yout's' accept this state of affairs. 

Wait until 'teh yout's' have children, say I.

Same-Sex, Irrationality, and Politicians

Nice one-graf summary of the philosophical situation of Anthony Kennedy,

...the parallel with the Matrix scenario is even closer than what I’ve said so far suggests, for the implications of “same-sex marriage” are very radically skeptical.  The reason is this: We cannot make sense of the world’s being intelligible at all, or of the human intellect’s ability to understand it, unless we affirm a classical essentialist and teleological metaphysics.  But applying that metaphysics to the study of human nature entails a classical natural law understanding of ethics.  And that understanding of ethics in turn yields, among other things, a traditional account of sexual morality that rules out “same-sex marriage” in principle.  Hence, to defend “same-sex marriage” you have to reject natural law, which in turn requires rejecting a classical essentialist and teleological metaphysics, which in turn undermines the possibility of making intelligible either the world or the mind’s ability to understand it. ---Feser

Which is to say that irrationalism--the state of being irrational--has settled itself in "the law of the land," (as Bush, Walker, and Trump would have it.)

This follows, logically, the Roe v Wade decision, meaning that irrationality has had its grip on SCOTUS for quite some time.  Naturally, the Roberts-ian ju-jitsu vis-a-vis ObozoCare fits into that mold.  (One wonders if the term "naturally" can any longer be used, of course).

So at least SCOTUS is somewhat consistent, which cannot be said for the politicians.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

The "Rule of Law" Question

Grim at this post and AOSHQ at this post have begun to ask the right question.

To wit:  Exactly WHAT law is to be followed?  And why do politicians, the judges, and a lot of other people, including various churchmen, flee from the question as though it were made of Kryptonite?

Grim begins at the beginning, the Declaration, which clearly states that 'the laws of Nature's God' are the basis for the Revolution and the subsequent governing document(s) for the US.  At this juncture, the Constitution is the document.  If so (and that's become a very big "if"), then, properly, the law of the land must follow 'natural law.'

AOSHQ takes it from a different perspective, simply iterating a few of the cases in which the Left has blatantly and joyfully trampled "law" to achieve their ends.  (Too bad that he didn't mention the "law" of abortion in the process, but...)

The refutation to Grim's argument will be this:  "The Declaration is NOT the Constitution."  That will be delivered in solemn condescending tones, as though instructing a third-grade child.

Cutting through all of that, and not being very nuanced, the Great Fear of the politicians in this mess is that they will actually address moral imperatives regarding sex.  Why is it Fearsome to do so?  Because the political class retains its position by giving something away to its voters.  In some of the cases, they give away money.  In others--such as the instant case--they 'give away' moral injunctions, or, as Grim would have it, the law of nature. In both, of course, hypocrisy plays a large part. 

(It is interesting that neither of those--the money or the natural law--is 'owned' by the politicians and the judges in the first place, eh?)

How to foretell which "law" emerges victorious--at least temporarily? Based on the last 100 years of evidence, the battle will be won by those who cry, loudly, that 'the State is not a church,' and that 'we will not be ruled by a theocracy,' and they'll point to Islam or make up more Scary Stories about the Inquisition.  Some may even point to Israel--but only the Lefties, of course.  Similarly, the money will continue to flow to the "crony capitalists" or to the underclass (depending on who controls the spigot.) 

In short:  the Kim Davis case, for all its flaws, is a marker, but it is not a marker which those who love America want to have happened.  It is, rather, a marker exactly like Roe, and we should have the same feeling of sadness.

For even more, see Hayward's essay.  While he avoids the moral question which is at the center today, he does make another very good point:

The rule of law is a virtue defined by the consistency of its exercise.

I might write that differently; 'the validity of the 'rule of law' increases as the consistency of its exercise increases, and vice-versa.'  And, like Grim and Thomas Aquinas, I would add that said rule is void when it clearly violates the laws of nature's God.  But you get the idea.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Thirteen Million to One

That's the approximate ratio of un-imprisoned ILLEGAL ALIENS in the US to a jailed county clerk in Kentucky.

And finally, a Fed blackrobe has made it clear:  the laws of nature are subordinate to the laws of blackrobes.  There's no fool like a black-robed fool, folks.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Hewitt Goes All Girly-Girl

Hewitt's been riding on very ancient credits; worked in the Reagan Administration, but has gone more and more Leftish ever since.

Now he's acting like an idiot girly-girl.

You Will Comply, And You Will Like It

Well, the HomoNazis scored another--temporary--victory, putting the Kentucky clerk in the slammer.

See, all the HomoNazis want is a little compassion for their butt-hurt.  (And it does hurt.)

Grim provides further, and unsettling, thoughts. Why "unsettling"?  Because at some point, something's got to give.

It Ain't Just Kentucky, Folks

We'll assume you know a bit about the Kentucky Kerfuffle.  And we'll assume you know that the "rule of law" has been denigrated, obrogated, and/or generally smashed to death by black-robed sociopaths at the local, State, and Federal levels.

There's a consequence to that.

...there is no recourse of the people to protect against the insidious political whims of unelected judges at any given moment. It’s one thing for elected politicians to behave badly.  They can always be defeated in an election.  But to have this power vested in the hands of judges is unsustainable.  Sure, the Constitution has flaws, as only a document from God can be perfect.  But there is a process for changing that.  To replace the Constitution with the unwritten subjective social justice values of a legal profession – without a formal amendment process – is lunacy and leads to indefinite and unaccountable oligarchy. ...

Oligarchy, eh?

Well, yes.  There are a couple of ways to overcome said oligarchy.  The most pleasant of them is to do what Andy Jackson did:  issue a statement that 'so the judges have ruled, now let them enforce it...'

The other way is very much less pleasant.  In its mildest form, it is called "civil disobedience" which happens to be exactly what the Kentucky clerk is doing.  It's the route chosen by MLK and Gandhi.  And it works.

But remember that the American Revolution was also "civil disobedience," taken to its logical extreme.

WTMJ-TV Fails to Tell the Story

About half the country has seen the Planned Parenthood Butcherhood videos.

And if WTMJ-TV has anything to do with it, the other half will not learn what those videos showed.  Here's their "news" report on the Wisconsin Assembly's hearings on de-funding The Chop Shop:

About $7.5 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would be cut under two Republican-backed bills heard Wednesday by a state Assembly committee, measures that come as the Legislature also considers criminalizing research on aborted fetal tissue. Supporters defended the measures as reasonable steps to prevent taxpayer money going to a group that provides abortions....

No mention of selling parts of butchered babies, nor the need for "whole parts"--like the brains, which can be extracted by simply cutting the face off the infant.

And there's more!!

...The other bill targets family planning clinics that receive birth control drugs at a discounted rate through Medicaid. The proposal would require them to bill Medicaid only the actual acquisition cost plus a dispensing fee -- a change that would cost Planned Parenthood an estimated $4.5 million a year.
Cutting off federal money for family planning services makes sense because doing that would make it harder for Planned Parenthood to have money to pay for abortions, said Matt Sande, legislative director of Pro-Life Wisconsin....
Assuming Sande's remark was not heavily edited, that's hardly the real story.  The Butcher Shop has been grossly over-charging Wisconsin taxpayers (by about $4.5 MILLION/YEAR) for buying and re-selling pills.  Less politely, they've been stealing a boatload of bucks and masquerading as a "non-profit."
Still trust WTMJ-TV for "news"?  Then you're an idiot.

The Spy in Your Face: Windows

You may have read that Windows 10 is packed with spyware which sends the info back to Microsoft.  So you may not have purchased Win10, and stayed with your Win7 or Win8.


...Windows 10 has a number of built-in data collections tools enabled by default, such as sending physical whereabouts, Web browser history, contacts and calendar records, and “typing and linking” data, among other telemetry, to Microsoft servers....Some users have opted to not upgrade to Windows 10 over privacy concerns. But three updates have added similar data collection capabilities to machines running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Nice to know somebody cares about everything you do on your computer, eh?

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Christie Machine-Guns His Own Feet

Chris Christie is doing his best to leave the (R) primary races.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that all businesses – including those owned and operated by Christians – must serve homosexual "weddings" if asked....

...When Wallace asked the presidential hopeful if businesses had the religious freedom to decide whether or not to participate in gay "weddings," Christie replied, "Religious institutions should be able to decide how they conduct their religious activity.  The rest of the folks in the United States need to follow the law."...

Sure, Chris.  Whatever you say.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This Surrender Monkey Is Not French

It's a McConnell Surrender Monkey.  Maybe there's some French in there.

But his "Mc" ancestors would piss on his face for what he's done in the last 2 years.

Did Apb. Sample Approve This?

According to New Ways Ministry, a Portland, OR. high-school has changed its employment policy to include gay and "married"-gay employees.

A headline on this site claims that Abp. Sample "approved" this change.

But there is no evidence that the Abp. did so.  While the school's Board unanimously approved it, the Abp. is not a member of that Board, and there is no statement from the Chancery cited in the article, nor in the background info provided by New Ways or the school.

Let's remember that New Ways Ministry is as reliable a "news source" as is Dan Rather.  They are, in reality, propagandists, not journalists.  So there's that little problem.

What IS happening, however, is a direct full-frontal challenge to Abp. Sample's authority.  It remains to be seen exactly how this plays out.

....and it's about time for me to incinerate my Columbia outerwear.....

Jim Jordan Missed a Beat

Jim Jordan is a leading conservative congressman.  And by "leading" I mean that he leads, unlike others who run their mouths and then run for cover when the shooting starts.

But even Jordan can miss something once in a while.  Discussing how to defund Planned Parenthood Butcherhood, Jordan said this:

...“The clear question is, what’s more important, Mr. Obama: funding Planned Parenthood or paying our troops? What’s more important, Mr. Reid: funding an organization that’s engaged in what looks like criminal activity or funding our veterans?”...

With all due respect, (and admiration for your guts), I would suggest you re-phrase that this way:

"...funding an organization that's engaged in clearly immoral, reprehensible, and heinous activity..."

Frankly, Rep. Jordan, the criminal laws of the US are not the issue here.  Never have been, never will be.  There are FAR more important laws than those, and you ought to invoke them.

Will Kentucky Go Nuclear?

The next card played in this case will be interesting.

The Supreme Court on Monday night, August 31st denied an emergency application from a Kentucky clerk who has been refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her religious objections to same-sex marriage....

The clerk maintains that she was elected to enforce the laws of the State of Kentucky--which happen to forbid queer "marriage."  Those laws have not been changed, mind you, regardless of SCOTUS' "opinion."

SCOTUS has ordered other public officials to stop violating laws.  Recently, SCOTUS told Obozo to stop his blatantly illegal amnesty activities.  He didn't do so immediately.  An appeals court recently told Obozo to stop its enforcement of new (and ridiculous) EPA regulations.  EPA did not do so, with only a few exceptions.

So.  Let's game this a bit.  Will Obozo & Co. send the US Marshals to forcibly remove this woman from her office? 

What next?