Sunday, May 19, 2019

Is Ron Johnson Following Fauxcahontas?

Althouse notes the following:

...Warren, as you might have noticed, has come out in favor of what isn't a new idea but simply a seemingly newly urgent idea: protect the right to abortion with a federal statute. The idea is that it won't matter if the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade if there's a federal statutory right. So, Congress, just pass that statute, if you can, and as long as there's no successful constitutional challenge to the new statute, there will be a right to have an abortion... subject to repeal by Congress....

Senator RoJo also supports Fed Leg allowing abortion.

Both of them are wrong, of course, but you can smell RoJo's desperation to retain the votes of the Bluehaired BawbwaBushBabes in the 'Burbs.

And it's desperation when you're mouthing Liz Warren wishes.

Follow the Money re: Amash

Justin Amash has been a gadfly-twit "Republican" for years.

Yesterday he announced that Trump 'committed impeachable offenses.'  Well, that would be a yawner--knowing Amash--but it's not really the whole story.

Turns out that Amash has a major DOLLAR interest in a Chinese manufacturer.  

Hmmmmmm.  Which President is going to impose tariffs on goods made in China?  S'pose such a tariff will impact Amash's income?

Maybe Amash thinks Trump is really a bad President.

But maybe it's just "follow the money."

*Cough* Told You So!!

Maybe it's news to the gullible, but it's not news to me or my readers.

Pope Francis did not recently shut down the possibility of a female diaconate, contrary to popular belief, according to a top Vatican media official.

Fr. Bernd Hagenkord, S.J., the “chief of service” coordinating all six language sections of Vatican News, published an article on what Pope Francis really said during his May 10 meeting with the International Union of Superiors General (IUSG). Fr. Hagenkord corrected the impression that the pope told an inquiring religious sister about the possibility to found her own church, also making it clear that Pope Francis has not ruled out the ordination of women as deacons....
It's been established that Pp. Francis is a Peronist; he is willing and able to talk from both sides of his mouth.  It's also established that he will NEVER clarify his ambiguity.

So yah, he'd approve female "deacons."  But he needs another couple of crumbs before he "develops" Revelation.

Self-Driving Tech Goes to the Track!

You've heard of the 'self-driving' car, right?  (That's the car version of the 'self-driving' Boeing 737 Max, friends.   You've been warned....)

Anyhow.

"Self-driving" is now at the racetrack!

War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse...

You read it here first.

Oh, Good. FEEBS "Help" Facebook!

Given what we know about the FBI and Facebook, this is not reassuring at all.

...The Daily Mail reports that in a recent interview with CBS This Morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg revealed that the social media giant is working with the FBI and Homeland Security ahead of the 2020 U.S. election cycle. According to Sandberg, Facebook has “war rooms in place'”and “a working relationship with the FBI and homeland security,” aimed at combating any attempts to interfere with the elections....
Maybe the Russkis will drop another $100 grand or so in advertisements? 

For whom?

What Happened to "Church Music"?

Tripped across this wonderful line.....

...My budding interest in philosophy was captivated when I saw a shelf labeled “metaphysics.” Eagerly hoping to find a deep work by some great thinker, I was disappointed to discover that the books were all of the New Age variety. I was expecting being and essence; I instead got crystals and energy flow....
I doubt that Esolen could have written a better epitaph for "church music" since 1963 or so.

(No, I don't want to get into the 'sacred music'/hymnody discussion today.)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

RoJo: Which of YOUR Children Would You Abort?

And here we have the bright line....

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Saturday he opposes Alabama's new law aimed at eliminating almost all abortions and wasn't ready to get behind legislation that would ban the practice after six weeks.

Instead, the Republican from Oshkosh said he would like to impose a national ban on abortion after 20 weeks using federal legislation similar to laws in Wisconsin and some other states....
RoJo can't (won't??) quite admit that Roe was a horrible decision on the merits, so he wants to Federalize a law, and Federalize it for about 20 weeks after it's a baby.  In reality, Roe is likely to go away soon, and the several States will enact their own laws.

So, Ron, which of YOUR children would you abort because they only got to 19 weeks?  Hmmmm?

The "bright line" here is between the country-club Pubbies and actual Conservatives.  Not hard to tell which side of that line RoJo falls on, eh? 

What REALLY Happened to Grumpy Cat?

You thought Grumpy Cat died from some feline disorder.

Wrong.

Taylor Marshall Misses a Big Point

Much as I enjoy this guy's intertube-chats, I have to question whether he keeps up with the news.

...If you condemn Francis as “heretical pope” one must break communion with him. This is why I called the doc “practically sedevacantist”. It’s not formally sede but the natural conclusion is...
First off, according to one of its authors, the 'heresy letter' did not "condemn" Francis; it asked Bishops to force a clarification of Francis' ambiguous writings, which writings COULD be heretical.  Here is the pertinent citation:

...I would like to distinguish between the accusation of heresy, and the formal declaration of someone being a heretic by the competent authority: the accusation of being a heretic is one thing, the sentence that formally declares him such is another, and that it is not up to us to issue, but precisely to the bishops to whom we have addressed the open letter....

Obviously, the INTENTION of the writers is not "sede," thus it is not a "natural conclusion" to go there.  (Yes, SSPX is beating a certain drum.  So what?)

Keep your powder dry, Taylor.  The fat lady hasn't even warmed up.

Patriots Follow Natural Law, Pp. Francis!

There's plenty of nasty rhetoric being thrown at "nationalists" these days.  But "nationalist" is another word for "patriot."  And patriotism is a positive element of the natural law.  

It is....interesting.....that both Pp. Francis and the worldwide Deep State oppose this natural law (as does the Grand Orient and most of the Democrat Party).  At the same time, citizens in the West are rejecting "global governance", following the lead of none other than Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.


Speaking in Rome, Cdl. Burke addressed the question.

...there are those who propose and work for a single global government, that is, for the elimination of individual national governments, so that all of humanity would be under the control of a single political authority. For those who are convinced that the only way to achieve the common good is the concentration of all government in a single authority, loyalty to one’s homeland or patriotism has become an evil," he said.
 
"The divine authority, in accord with the order written upon the human heart, does not make just and legitimate a single global government. In fact, the divine law illumines our minds and hearts to see that such a government would be, by definition, totalitarian, assuming the divine authority over the governance of the world," he added.

The Cardinal said that the "sinful pride which inspires the pursuit of a single global government has been likened to the pride of our ancient ancestors, after the Deluge, who thought that they could unite heaven with earth by their forces alone, building the Tower of Babel.” 

“On the contrary, God meets us and orders our lives for the good in the family and in the homeland.
It is remarkable that Donald Trump has become a leader of a worldwide revival of patriotism; since his election, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Brazil have followed, and England is in a national brawl over "Brexit."  Macron of France is fighting to retain his office, and Merkel of Germany decided to quit.

Even MORE remarkable is that Donald Trump is the single most pro-life President this country has ever had.  That raises the question:   Does Trump understand Natural Law better than Pope Francis?



Depressed? Take a Pill, Shoot Everybody!!

Not the first time this has been on the intertubes.

...Regardless if depression is overdiagnosed and America has a habit of over-prescribing mind-altering medications, there’s little doubt that SSRIs have a risk of increasing violence in patients, even in patients who have no previous history of violence or aggression before taking the medication.


This risk of violent behavior, both to the individual taking the medication and those around them, is so significant, it has led to the FDA mandating a black box warning on all SSRI medications. These black box warnings are designed to provide information and draw attention to the fact that the medication has serious and life-threatening risks.

As of 2004, all antidepressants in the U.S. are labeled:

“Anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia, hypomania, and mania have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric.”...
That leads to the question:  is it the gun, or is it the shooter's shrink??

Friday, May 17, 2019

Roll, Tide!

From AOSHQ

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Wiggy Goes Wigged-Out

James Wigderson, the successor to Charlie Sykes at RightWisconsin.com, has a very interesting bass-ackwards take on recent Wisconsin elections.

It is true that Leah Vukmir, Scott Walker, and Judge Screnock lost due to .........lotsa......problems, not the least of which was "consultants" who probably cannot spell "cheese."

At the same time, however, Wiggy's NEVERTRUMPNEVERTRUMPNEVERTRUMP (get the drift?) bias shows.

...Judge Michael Screnock’s race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court ran into anti-Trump sentiment and didn’t have an effective media campaign. Former state Sen. Leah Vukmir had to fight an awful primary and ran an awful campaign at the same time. Gov. Scott Walker was defeated by complacency and one too many campaigns, not to mention the damage done (by Trump, too) during the 2016 campaign for president....

Odd.  Didn't Donald Trump WIN Wisconsin, James?  Are you in an alternate universe?

Your solicitude for "suburban Republican women" who dislike Trump is admirable.  However, the most recent SCOWI race did NOT depend on "suburban Republican women."  Instead, the race was won in Northern and Central Wisconsin, where Christians and Reagan Republicans are dominant.

There remains a fundamental error in Wiggy's analysis:  he confuses "conservative" with "Republican."  This leads to another fundamental flaw:  ignoring or dissing Christians, who are far more resentful of New York/San Fran crap than are the Planned Parenthood-Koch Brothers and their Pubbie athletic-club/Yale-club pals.  Short version:  religion DOES count and you ignore it at your peril.

Have a nice convention, Wiggy!!  Say hello to Candace Owens for me!!  I know that you deliberately distorted her position on Hitler, but that's looking like par for your course.  Disappointing, Jim.

Let's Bomb Bolton Instead!

Apparently John Bolton anointed himself the successor to John "Bombs!!" McCain.

Disagreements over assessing and responding to the recent intelligence — which includes a directive from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that some American officials interpret as a threat to U.S. personnel in the Middle East — are also fraying alliances with foreign allies, according to multiple officials in the United States and Europe.  WaPo quoted at dcdirtylaundry
"Some ....interpret as a threat...."  Read for meaning, folks.  One leaker makes shit up.....

War, war, more war, and by God, we'll MAKE those Ay-rabs learn DEMOCRACY!!

I understand that Islam is a threat to the West (and to Red China, and Russia.)  But the stupid "...fight them there before we have to fight them here" line works on children, not adults.  You seriously expect Iran to send an invasion army?

Oh, yes, they've begun an invasion of Europe and the US--but that's only because Establishment Moneyed Interests--and Democrats--have sabotaged immigration law AND immigration enforcement.

Yah, well.

Back to Bolton:  here's a taste of American opinion (not Establishment opinion, not NeoCon opinion....) voiced at The Onion:

John Bolton: ‘An Attack On Two Saudi Oil Tankers Is An Attack On All Americans

Hey, John:  STFU.

The Parody-Girl Speaks!!

Down the historical road, this woman's remarks will be in the Hall of Comedy Fame.

Here she attempts to make another 'devastating' argument.  Bzzzzzzzt!  Category Error!!

...US religious fundamentalists are working hard to outlaw sex that falls outside their theology....--quoted at Breitbart

Here's the correct formulation--the one she will never voice nor understand:

US religious fundamentalists are working hard to outlaw sex that falls outside NATURAL LAW

How much did Boston U. steal from this woman before awarding her a "degree"?

Thinking Man's Immigration Plan From Trump!!

Lotsa points in Trump's proposal, but the highlights are great!

...The president spoke about the proposal during a speech from the Rose Garden at the White House. Trump stressed that the plan was not a plan developed by politicians, but by border enforcement professionals.

“Our proposal is pro-America, pro-immigrant, and pro-worker,” he said. “It’s just common sense.”...

He got me at "pro-America."  The Chamber of Commerce and Democrats disagree.

Emily Has ONE Skill

Ratajkowski apparently has one skill.

Posting a nude photo of herself to Twitter 

Take off clothes, run mouth.  Sheesh.

Barbara Bush Republican, Kevin McCarthy

Most people know that Barbara Bush, George HW's wife and GW's mother, was strongly pro-abortion.  She was the very picture of the 'country club Republican' establishment on the matter.  So it comes as no surprise that there are lots more Republicans where she came from.

...[Kevin] McCarthy [House Minority Leader] also stated that he has believed in three exceptions to abortion, which include “rape, incest, and life of the mother.”

He added, “That’s exactly what Republicans have voted on in this House. That’s what our platform says.”

McCarthy also claimed that he believes many of his Republican colleagues stand in agreement with him....
In other words, some babies are more equal than others.  Maybe McCarthy should think about that again.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ace Assumes on Brennan and Comey.

Ace of Ace of Spades makes an assumption here:

So Obama picked an FBI head and a CIA chief who were both former communists.

The red-highlight (snerk) shows his assumption.

Remember that old thing about "Ass of U and Me"?

Medjugorje Dreamin'

We find this in our mailbox:

...If Mother Teresa were alive now, she would have been the first in line to visit Medjugorje and Pope John Paul II would have undoubtedly joined her. As he said to one of the visionaries of Medjugorje, Mirjana Dragicevic: “If I weren’t pope, I would be in Medjugorje to confess.”

Is this pastoral change Francis’s way of signaling that, after the approval of organized pilgrimage for pastoral benefits “aimed at encouraging and promoting the fruits of good,” as the announcement specified, and the good of the faithful, the approval of the private Medjugorje revelations will follow? Probably.

Pope Francis is using the argument of “pastoral benefit,” pastoral having more weight than doctrinal in Francis’s pontificate, to give credence to Medjugorje’s private revelation. Through the latest announcement, the Medjugorje phenomenon is, therefore, gaining some degree of authentication....




As the author admits, it is impossible for the Church to grant formal "authentication" of Medjugorje because the "apparitions" continue on a daily basis.

There's no question that prayer and fasting for the sake of the Church and our salvation is good.  But we didn't need Medjugorje to tell us that.

Nothing is impossible, of course; but some things are extremely unlikely.

Panda Border Patrol!

The Pandas are going to patrol the border.  At least grannies and children in airports will be safe from security-theater assaults.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is planning to send hundreds of employees to the southern border to assist in managing the large influx of Central American migrants entering the U.S., according to an email CNN obtained....

The coyotes are quaking in their boots, I'm sure.

Old Slow-'Handsy'-Joe Confusion

One wonders if Biden actually knows what he says.

Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that the “Second Amendment exists” but stressed during his speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday that it does not say everyone is “entitled” to own a gun...

He still thinks that Gummint "allows" citizens to have guns.

Yes, he's that stupid.

Surprise!! Koch Brothers Hate Tariffs

Just in case you couldn't tell from Jay Weber's (WISN-AM) screeds, the Koch Brothers hate tariffs--and they let Jay read from their prepared scripts every day!

...In the wake of the latest round of tariffs, the Koch brothers’ organizations like the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and the Libre Initiative demand that the Trump administration carry out an agenda focused on free trade, as the Bush and Obama administrations did....
Well, Bush swallowed the Globaloney every day for breakfast, and Obozo hated the USA.  So?

..."Rather than continuing to push a strategy where both sides clearly lose, the U.S. should seek the elimination of all tariffs, quotas, and trade barriers that adversely affect Americans."...

Sure, boys.  Except that we are in the real world, dealing with liars, cheaters, and frauds like the Chinese Communists.  (Let me help you understand:  "Liars, cheaters, and frauds", like CongressmenDo you trust them, too?)

Good talk, boys.  Go sell more Fort Howard toilet paper!!

Biologist Buttigieg?

Hmmmm.  All this time, I thought Pete Buttplug was just a small-town mayor.  Who knew that he holds Biology credits?

The Alabama legislature is ignoring science
Sure.  We all know that the product of human conception is really a Buick, or maybe an iguana.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Illegal Arrested. MSM Faints.

Long story short, a couple of illegals were arrested in Chicago.  But it takes a while for the fainting-couch reporter to get around to the story.

Instead, it starts with a mommy and her little one, driving to school.  She's DACA, husband's Armed Forces, she's applied for citizenship.

But her parents?  That's a different story.

...The asylum petition was denied and ICE issued a removal order in 2009 but never enforced it, said Hincapie´s attorney, Christopher Elmore.... When the officers arrived at her home, they arrested her father, Carlos Rendón, as he was leaving for work. Hincapie said they pushed him toward the car and, after checking him, ordered him to open the home’s door.

Inside they found her cousin and her mother, Betty Rendón, who was preparing breakfast in her pajamas...
Betty Rendon, illegally in the country, is pictured with her Lutheran-pastor-collar.

Here's the kicker:

..Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of the Milwaukee immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera, said during a news conference outside ICE's Chicago office that the arrest of Hincapie and her family is an example of the Trump administration's intention to separate immigrant families....

Neumann-Ortiz has two tricks in her very old and tired bag:  1)  March around in circles, shouting; and 2)  claim that Trump separates families.

Yes, he does, Christine.  He separates the criminals from the innocent, just like any court in this country does every single day.

Get used to it.  And while you're at it, find another trick to yammer about.  You're tiresome.

Mitt, the Unctious Jerk

Mitt's Daddy couldn't keep AMC running.  Mitt couldn't keep up the appearance of 'conservative.'

On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Michael J. Truncale of Texas as the United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas by a vote of 49-46.
The vote was mostly along party lines in the upper chamber, with Sens. Cassidy, R-La., Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kennedy, R-La., Rounds, R-S.D., not voting; there was, however, one party defection, as Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, voted with Democrats against the nominee....CR quoted at American Catholic
How long we will be afflicted with this oozing carbuncle Romney?



LtGov Barnes' Limo Service, Your Tax Dollars

If you believe what the State Police say about "security", then Lt Gov Mandela Barnes is under serious threats against his life while in the State Capitol.

Sure.

More likely:  Barnes likes being driven around in a big, black, Suburban, with big muscular escorts using lapel-microphones, just like tin-pot dictators in Central America.

Either way, you pay a LOT for Lt Gov Barnes.  At the rate he's going, we'll pay $220,000 to guard him at church (another security risk!!), at home, and in the Capitol during 2019.  That does NOT include the expense of the Suburban itself.

His predecessor's protection cost $8,500 for all of 2018.

Yertle Wrong (Again)

News item:

On Tuesday, McConnell told reporters that “nobody wins a trade war”

Dear Sen. Dumbass:  CHINA DIDCheck with your in-laws!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Old Tesla? Better Buy a Backup Chevy

Gee, if my *shocked* face hadn't already worn out, you'd see it here.

Stories of Teslas "bricking" - a term for simply freezing up and becoming usable - have been far more ubiquitous then anyone would expect for a disruptive car company that's manufacturing "the car of the future". While the transition to a software-based car is a step in the right direction in terms of things like over-the-air updates, unavailable on many internal combustion engine cars, the software can also pose problems not seen on traditional ICE cars. 
It doesn't take much looking to find these "bricking" complaints. For instance, we found several examples of owners complaining about "bricked" cars after a simple 30 second Google search (see here, here and here, for starters). 

Now, the culprit for many of these "bricked" cars may have been identified: one simple chip in older Teslas increasingly drifting out of warranty, called the eMMC chip....
OK, so take it to a Tesla shop (not near you, no matter what) and get it replaced.

Not so fast, turkey.....

The issue with this chip first surfaced in a report by Roadshow  after a video detailing issue was uploaded to YouTube. The video (below) points out that when the eMMC fails, Tesla customers outside of warranty are simply out of luck. Why? Tesla doesn’t stock the part and won’t service it.
BWAHAHAHAHAHABWAHAHAHAH

Paul Ryan's Real Home

Early on in this blog's existence, we were somewhat enthusiastic over Paul Ryan, largely because 1)  he was not a (D)-brand, and 2)  because Ryan kept talking about bringing Fiscal Sanity to D.C.

As the years and his rhetoric wore on, it became clear that Ryan was all hat and no cattle.  Not only did he NOT bring about Fiscal Sanity (not even a little bit); he continued to spend large on BabyKiller, Inc., and--more recently--blatantly opposed Trump's anti-invasion and pro-American-worker programs.

Well, it's rumored that Paul Ryan will be rewarded for his "Big Money First" policies.

...Thomas Donohue, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, is 80 years old. His board is pushing him to retire. The replacement they are looking at is former Congressman Paul Ryan. A perfect fit given the Chamber's agenda."...--quoted at AOSHQ
So maybe he's giving up his walled-in digs in Janesville?  If so, good riddance.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The GOP Establishment Really Sucks!

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin....

The state Republican Party fell so far behind financially in recent months that it missed payments to insurers and racked up nearly $600 a month in interest on a maxed-out credit card, according to a draft of an internal report.

The review, commissioned by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and other top Wisconsin Republicans, also determined the party outsourced too much of its routine work to consultants, some of whom made more than $500,000.

Some consultants “had few, if any, discernible job responsibilities or expectations of deliverables,” the report says....

Yup.  These are the consultants who lost every single State-wide race in 2018.  The same consultants who damn near lost the SCOWI race last month.

But they're "establishment," you understand.  They are Cognoscenti, the Wise Ones, Possessors of The Knowledge.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Pp. Francis Approves Medjugorje Fraud

This comes as no surprise whatsoever.

In a direct breach of a 2013 CDF decree, Pope Francis has decided to authorize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, which can now be officially organized by dioceses and parishes without being restricted to a private capacity as before....
 
Well, compared to adultery-with-Communion.......umnnhhh........
 
But this is serious.
 
...The fruits of Medjugorie speak for themselves, which include a falling away from the sacraments, a departure from tradition, contempt for the priesthood, attendance at interfaith worship, entanglement in fake mysticism (sorcery), promiscuous behavior, and the illusion of unconditional mercy in spite of sin.

That is to say, Medjugorie is not Catholic but is a wing of the international New Age network that simply uses the name of Mary to bewitch the faithful with a new gospel. Medjugorie is all about advancing the Charismatic Movement, which is directly tied to the so-called renewal since Vatican Council II. It advocates one-world ecumenism and teaches that God works through other religions, which of course is heresy.

It was for reason that Bishop Andrea Gemma, the Vatican’s former top exorcist, described the Medjugorie visions as the "work of the devil."...
E. Michael Jones spilled several hundred barrels of ink on this "apparition" when it first came up, and concluded exactly what the local Bishops did:  it was a fake, but a big money-maker for the Franciscans.  There was no misunderstanding at CDF, and Bp. Gemma's words only make it far more serious than merely money-changing. 
 
As to Francis?  See Mark 9:29.
 
Then pray.  Harder.
 

SS, DD: Deep State vs. US Citizens

Gorka, a wonderful addition to the US, reminds us that the Deep State has been operating for several decades.

He re-tells the Nixon story, truthfully; a version not approved by Our Masters.

...The real story is that an incredibly vain self-appointed “elite” who fancied himself a Guardian of the Good and who became notorious as “Deep Throat,” spoon-fed information to the Post duo for over a year. (Remind you of anyone called Jim you know? Possibly a very tall former FBI director?) Woodward and Bernstein didn’t investigate anything. The deep state was in control the whole time. Who was the puppet master? None other than FBI Associate Director Mark Felt. 

As Marini writes, the media merely “served as a conduit by which the bureaucracy undermined the authority of the elected chief executive.” He adds, fascinatingly, that  “Geoff Shepard, a young member of Nixon’s defense team who has continued investigating Watergate using the Freedom of Information Act, has recently established as well that the prosecutors and judges involved in Watergate violated the procedural requirements that ensure impartiality, acting instead as partisans opposed to Nixon.” Can you say FISA Court? Can you say “Operation Crossfire Hurricane”?...
Ohhhh, Nooooooes!  Dirty judges and prosecutors?  

Would 100 hangings solve the problem?  Nope.  It would only be a start.

 

Mondelez Goes Drag for Moms

Why sure!  Every Mom is really a drag queen at heart.

Mondelez joins Procter & Gamble in sexual confusion stupidities, putting Chips Ahoy! cookies in bed with drag queens.  (P&G's Gillette brand insulted men a few months ago.)

Just in case you're interested, here's what Mondelez sells:

....The company, headquartered near Chicago, manufactures chocolate, cookies, biscuits, gum, confectionery, and powdered beverages. Mondelez International's portfolio includes several billion-dollar brands such as Belvita, Chips Ahoy!, Nabisco, Oreo, Ritz, TUC, Triscuit, LU, Club Social, Barny and Peek Freans (cookies and crackers); Milka, Côte d'Or, Toblerone, Cadbury, Freia, Marabou, Fry's, Lacta (chocolate), Trident, Dentyne, Chiclets, Halls, Stride (gum and cough drops), Tate's Bake Shop and Tang (powdered beverages)....

I found Shick razors to be perfectly satisfactory substitutes for the Gillette I used to own.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

My Pastor Gets It

At least one Southeast Wisconsin pastor gets it.

His "Good Shepherd" homily distinguished clearly between "good" and "bad" shepherds, and it was very clear to me exactly which shepherd might be "bad."

The one who tells us not to worry about sin; the one who tells us that WE are the center of the universe.....

Get the drift?

Thanks, Father!!!

LaPierre: Another Story of D.C.

It's likely that Wayne LaPierre will soon depart the NRA.  

[NRA] Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre billed the group’s ad agency $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern, according to newly revealed NRA internal documents.

The documents, posted anonymously on the internet, provide new details of the clothing, travel and other expenses totaling more than $542,000 that Ackerman McQueen Inc. alleges Mr. LaPierre billed to it.

The travel expenses allegedly include more than $200,000 in “Air Transportation” costs during a one-month period in late 2012 and early 2013, in part related to a two-week trip over Christmas to the Bahamas by Mr. LaPierre.
What you see in the story above is a pissing match.  Andy North is the Big Kahuna at Ackerman McQueen and was the (ceremonial) President of NRA for a year, ending last month.  For whatever reason, North decided it was time to shove LaPierre out of the NRA, and he will succeed, we think.

No matter how the NRA Board spins it--and they're trying--this sort of spending pattern will not be supported by the membership.

But there's a larger story here:  LaPierre has become a Member in Good Standing of the Establishment in D.C.   He has effected compromises with the gun-grab bunch and has been rewarded with acceptance--while screeching about the eeeeeeeeeevils of those very same gun-grabbers.  Can't do both, Wayne.  Sorry.

IOW, he is one of the vipers in that nest called "Washington, D.C."  He's a dues-paid member of Mordor on the Potomac's In-Club, just like about 450 of the 545 congress-critters.

Dumping Wayne is merely another chapter in the Trump revolution.

There's another possibility, of course.  The NRA Board may choose to keep LaPierre.  In that case, the NRA will become another Bull Moose Party.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Germans Kick "Renewable" Out

It appears that the German populace--what remains of it in Germany--has figured out that "renewable energy" b.s. is exactly that: b.s.  They have warned their Gummint, and it took.

After spending $36 BILLION/year on windmills and sun-catchers, they're about to start mining coal again.

Meanwhile, the USA continues down the Stoopid Road.  That means that the grifters have purchased enough politicians--for the time being.

Things can change.

$800 Bucks/Year? TEOTWAWKI!!!!

Oxford Economics--whoever they are--proclaims that the China tariff will cost $800/year/US household.

$65.00/month or so. 

That's about TEN PERCENT of the cost of the Iraq War which--I remind you--was happily pushed by the GOPe/Chamber of Commerce wackadoos who are cluck-clucking themselves to death over bringing Red China into the civilized world.

Perspective helps, no?

Har!!

Stolen from PowerLine

Pp. Francis Partly Correct

So here's what the Pope said:

...If the Church had “hanged 100 abuser priests in St. Peter’s Square” at last February’s Vatican sex abuse summit, anti-abuse organizations “would have been happy” but it would not have solved the problem, Pope Francis told the International Union of Superiors General on Friday....

Correct, Your Holiness!!  It would NOT have 'solved the problem.'

100 hangings would only be a good start.

When Gummint Plays Banker

The newspaper and the Democrats want to make this story into "Bash Walker, Bash Pubbies!!" material. 

Meh.

What it actually does is tell everyone who reads with comprehension that the Gummint is not a bank.  Not to worry:  that won't sink in, and we'll have crap like this continuing until the end of time because elected officials really like to swing their "power" club, whether it's lending money or helping pals and relatives.

And as Joe Biden will NOT tell you, that includes him.


Clinton in the Cross-Hairs

Tom Fitton's Judicial Watch deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

They just got Hildebeeste's #2 aide to admit that yes, indeed, she (and he) were sending classified materials through an un-protected email system.

The aide will soon commit "suicide" and be found with 4 bullet-holes in the back of his neck, draped across a rock at Ft. Marcy Park, with carpet-fibers in his shoes.

By the way, did you see this story on CNN?  NBC?  CBS?  ABC?

Didn't think so.


Dump Wrong-Way Wray

See, there are things far more important than the truth, according to Christopher "wrong-way" Wray.  So we'll just redact the truth about the FBI.

That way we can pretend that the FBI is as pure as the wind-driven snow.

Dump this jerk and find an honest man, Donald.  (You will have to look FAR outside of DC to find one, of course.)

Prager Copies Benedict XVI's Writings

I think Dennis Prager owes B-16 a few beers or something.

In an interview, Prager decried the degeneration of the West and specifically charges that the West has become God-less.  Prager is correct, but his condemnation is not comprehensive.  More on that later.

Prager:

...“It is not possible to build a great society on a secular foundation,” declared Prager. “America was built [on the Bible]....Genesis’s story of Adam and Eve eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge foreshadowed the modern era’s moral crises, assessed Prager.

Prager explained, “When the serpent tempts Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge — after all, God had only asked them to do one thing: not eat from this tree — [he] says, ‘You’ll eat from that, and you’ll be like God. You’ll determine good and evil.’ It says, ‘Know good and evil,’ and that is correct. That is what the Hebrew says, but it really means ‘determine good and evil.'”

Prager went on to say, “That is exactly what has happened in the post-Judeo-Christian — specifically, post-Christian — West, that people have become gods. That’s exactly what it is. The left has substituted itself for God. We determine what is right and wrong.”...

Hmmm.

Benedict XVI:

....“A society without God – a society that does not know Him and treats Him as non-existent – is a society that loses its measure. . . .Western society is a society in which God is absent in the public sphere and has nothing left to offer it. And that is why it is a society in which the measure of humanity is increasingly lost. At individual points it becomes suddenly apparent that what is evil and destroys man has become a matter of course.”...“The crisis of morality. . .was chiefly the hypothesis that morality was to be exclusively determined by the purposes of human action that prevailed. . . .Consequently, there could no longer be anything that constituted an absolute good, any more than anything fundamentally evil; (there could be) only relative value judgements.....

OK, then.  Pot's right?

Not completely.  Dennis Prager would like to blame it all on "the Left."  That's writing the symphony without using any stringed instruments.  The reality:  many elements of "the Right" have exactly the same problem; they worship money or status, and allow those 'gods' to determine their actions.

Finally:  Prager is totally wrong when he (in other videos) praises Western Liberalism.  In fact, Liberalism is the cause of the problem that Prager sees.  (The Federalist printed the long version of what you see on my blog-link) 

Prager may not want to put that into his next interview, but he should.  Of course, then he'd owe B-16 a couple of cases of really good beer, and he'd prolly have to become a mackerel-snapper, too.

OK, Honey. No Sex With You

Apparently a Florida woman* has a new message.

Ladies: STOP having sex w/conservative men
TOTAL COMPLETE SEX BOYCOTT.
Having read the article, it's clear that most men have far better choices than Keith.

*The offset to "Florida man"

Friday, May 10, 2019

Behind-the-Scenes Trump Goodies

Stuff you don't know about Trump's effect on health-care.

When health care workers feel they have been forced to do something they disagree with on moral or religious grounds, they can file complaints with the federal department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights. Some high profile cases have involved nurses who objected to providing abortion services. 

For a decade, the agency got an average of one of these complaints of conscience violations each year. The complaints can include doctors, nurses, or other health care workers who feel a hospital or clinic that receives federal funds has discriminated against them because of their moral position. Groups of health care providers can also file complaints. 

Last year, the number of complaints jumped to 343. ...
Was that just a coincidence?  Nope.  It was Trump's appointee.

...That increase was cited by the Office of Civil Rights as one reason for issuing a new rule designed to protect conscience rights, unveiled publicly last week....
It seems that a lot of health-care workers understood the game very well, indeed.

...Office director Roger Severino has made clear that protecting religious freedom is his priority and that his office is "open for business," as he said to reporters announcing the new rule.

In fact, he formed a new Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom in January 2018.
"For too long, governments big and small have treated conscience claims with hostility instead of protection," Severino said in announcing the new division. "But change is coming and it begins here and now." 

That signaling from Severino may have helped generate the increase in complaints, says Dr. David Stevens, CEO of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations. "Now that there's an actual office opened and it's well publicized that it's available, people are contacting them," he says....
The most pro-life President since Lincoln is also the most pro-religion President since.....probably G. Washington.

KEEP AMERICA GREAT in 2020!!



The Warmongers' Stupid Slogan

Yah, the war-drumbeat is getting louder again.  Rubio wants an invasion of Venezuela and Mark Levin is all set to send troops into Iran.

Levin--thinking his audience is dumb as Democrat congressmen--uses the old "Better there than here!!" war-cry while chastising genuine geo-political intellects such as PJBuchanan.  (If you know history, you'll know exactly why Levin is pounding Buchanan on (((this))) topic.)

Rubio would like us to forget that Venezuela VOTED for their current "leader" AND voted for his predecessor.  He'd also like us to forget that the next guy in line is merely a paler shade of the socialist already in office.  For THAT we should lose several thousand lives?

Sure.  Iranian troops are going to join Venezuelan troops and run a 'pincers' invasion of the US any day now.  I'm certain that Rubio and Levin will pick up their AR's and join the active military to defend us. 

Right??

Nikki Haley Begins '24 Campaign

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand she's off!!

Haley, known as a closet NeverTrumper and GOPe, departed the Trump administration a while back.  The usual path for presidential aspirants like her is to collect donations for speeches, "write" a book, and make a (very) few waves with comments designed to create support among the targeted audience(s.)

Immigrants — not the 280 million native-born Americans — make America great, says Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the U.N.

“Immigrants are the fabric of America,” the former governor of South Carolina said on the May 5 Ben Shapiro podcast, effectively dismissing Americans and their children....--Shapiro show quoted at Breitbart
There's just enough good-think buried in there to cover her signal to Silicon Valley and countless other IT-dependent businesses, like Disney....

You read it here.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

HAR!!

This was stolen directly from The American Catholic.

He had something else to say:

My Sainted Mother once opined that the reason why men fight in wars and women do not, is that women would not believe in taking prisoners.
If you're married, you're nodding.  I can see you.  I know.

"Where Do We Find Such Men?"

Ronald Reagan, Hickam AFB, 1984

You know, many years ago in one of the four wars in my lifetime, an admiral stood on the bridge of a carrier watching the planes take off and out into the darkness, bent on a night combat mission, and then found himself asking with no one there to answer, just himself, to hear his own voice, he said, "Where do we find such men?''

A decade or so ago, after spending an evening with the first returning POWs from Vietnam, Nancy and I found ourselves -- as the evening ended, having heard the stories of horror and brutality by men who had been confined as prisoners of war longer than any other fighting men in America's history -- found ourselves asking that same question, "Where do we find such men?''

We find them where we've always found them when we need them. We find them where we found you -- on the main streets and the farms of America. You are the product of the freest, the fairest, the most generous and humane society that has ever been created by man.

Kendrick Castillo, RIP
Brendan Bialy
Joshua Jones

The student-men who attacked the shooters in Colorado.

Hitting Liberalism's Wall of Death

It is argued by some that US/Western Liberalism is the very best of all possible philosophic/political theories.   Well, it is, if you are not among the millions of dead victims of Liberalism.

This Liberalism is shared to one or another degree by Democrats, Libertarians, and establishment Republicans in marked contrast to Conservatives, who, while nominally "Republican" (due to voting choices) are the mysterious force behind Clinton's '16 loss and the victory of Hagedorn in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

...Children and family have always been a problem for liberal political theory, which is centered on autonomous adults. Children are not born free and rational, but dependent and irrational, and liberal political theory has long struggled to address human development and dependence.

In particular, the developing human person’s specific dependence on the mother is an insoluble problem for modern liberalism. Human life in the womb can only exist and develop by imposing upon the mother’s body, regardless of her consent. Modern liberalism will not accept this loss of bodily autonomy (even if it usually arises as a natural and predictable result of consensual sex) and has chosen to secure the mother’s rights under the liberal regime by negating the child’s right to life.
Liberalism cannot keep all of its promises. Thus, a political philosophy that began by claiming to defend rights and liberty for all ends, has started denying the rights of the most vulnerable, in an ironic twist. As a political theory for rational, autonomous adults, liberalism has no place for the dependent and disabled, against whom Western liberal nations are engaged in a quiet genocide....

Given that killing "problems"--born or not--is now the hallmark of Western Liberalism, and that killing "problems" is also the hallmark of totalitarian-fascist States such as Russia, Red China, Cambodia, Cuba, and in former times Hitler's Germany and Revolutionary France......Hmmm.  How shall we discern the difference?

...The populist backlash throughout the West is a symptom of this decadence, not its cause. Although populists often lack the theoretical acumen of a scholar like Deneen or the moral clarity of pro-life activists, they sense the decadence permeating the liberal order. They see it in the dissolution of national, as well as familial, bonds. It is evident in the casual acceptance, even celebration, of the destruction of local economies and communities in the service of globalization...
Yes.  It is more than a little irritating to listen to the RadioMouths who flapjaw incessantly about the Wonders of Wally-World Chinese junk while berating their neighbors for being unemployed (at least until Trump showed up and goosed jobs....)  Or hearing the Babbling Babes of Boob-osity/Feminazis chattering about the absolute requirement for women to "contribute" by showing up at an office instead of nurturing and raising children.

Yes, there's something wrong with them and the system they cheer.  What might that be?

...This civilizational exhaustion is exemplified by the liberal West facing demographic disaster. In a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity, many people refuse to have children. Decadence is evident throughout the cultural and political elites of Western liberal nations. Examples of ineptitude, arrogance, insularity, and self-indulgence abound, and they are increasingly illiberal in their efforts to defend a desiccated and exhausted liberalism....
That "illiberalism" is translated "gun control" and "de-platforming."  Not coincidence, friends.

This will be a bumpy ride, friends.  Best pray harder.

"Will of God" Error Spread by Vatican

Bp. Athanasius Schneider formally and publicly asked Pp. Francis to clarify/correct the Pope's misleading "will of God" statement which he apparently made to do kissy-face with the Muslims.

(Francis has a kissy-face problem.....look at what he did in Red China for another egregious example.)

Anyhow.

Here's an interesting addition to the original story:

...the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sent a February 21, 2019 letter “to all the Church’s universities” with the explicit request that they help spread, on all levels, the principles contained in the Abu Dhabi document. That letter then also quotes the controversial passage on the diversity of religions....

Charming.  Why does one worry that the PC Interreligious Dialog missive does NOT contain a clarification/correction?  After all, Pope Francis' dicasteries couldn't really spread error, could they?

UW System Still $900,000,000+ Fat

Buried near the bottom of a story describing the UW-system problems....

...The UW System also ended the 2018 fiscal year with $906 million in unrestricted program revenue, up $55 million from the year before, but down more than 17%t from the $1.05 billion surplus that outraged Republican state lawmakers in 2013 and led to the tuition freeze and cuts in state funding....

The poor babies have ONLY $900+ million in the bank.  I know a few students who are still paying off UW college debts--if UW is looking for a place to give up their .....ahh........fat.

Oh, Shut Up, Jerry

Nadless tries to turn up the volume, "constitutional crisis."

New York.  Sky Falls.  End of World.

Shut up, Jerry.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The FBI, Still Just Lying Spies

There was a lot of noise made over how the 'New Broom', and 'Transparency', and 'We'll Be Good Boys', when Crooked Comey was fired for cause and a new FEEB honcho was installed.

Bull Shit.

It was discovered that a State Department (read: Hillary) employee interviewed Fabulist Steele about his "dossier."

And guess what?

...The FBI has retroactively classified Kavalec's notes on 4/25/2019, despite the fact that it was originally marked unclassified in 2016....
 Admit it, Wray.  Your organization, under Comey AND Mueller, sucked.  Time to let it go.


Francis: "Study Until You Get MY Solution"?

Given Pp. Francis' proclivities, we are not encouraged by what we read here.

The commission Pope Francis appointed to study the history and identity of women deacons did not reach a unanimous conclusion about whether deaconesses in the early church were “ordained” or formally “blessed,” the pope said....

Well, they couldn't!  At least one of the members of that commission is a die-hard feminazi female-ordination supporter.  So how come the results had to be unanimous, anyway? 

Moving on....


...After the six men and six women scholars on the commission finished their work, he said, there was “some agreement,” but not on the crucial question of whether women were ordained or solemnly blessed like abbesses are.

“Some say there are doubts,” the pope said. “Well, then, let’s study some more. I don’t have a problem with that.”...
If it were not Pp. Francis, I'd support that 'study some more' comment wholeheartedly, because we all know that women were NEVER ordained to any rank in Orders.  Period.

But this is Pp. Francis.  Fasten your seat-belts.

A "Heretic Pope"?

About 50 [update: 80] scholars and clergy released a letter begging the Bishops of the Catholic church to convene and declare Pp. Francis to be a heretic.

As you can imagine, that was a nuclear explosion.  The reaction was near-immediate, ranging from stupid-obtuse statements attacking the letter's authors through over-the-top demands to (metaphorically, I *think*) toss Francis off the top of St Peter's dome.

One of the authors was asked to defend the letter, and presents a calm, considered, and wholly reasonable case.  I'll excerpt a few salient parts.

...I would like to distinguish between the accusation of heresy, and the formal declaration of someone being a heretic by the competent authority: the accusation of being a heretic is one thing, the sentence that formally declares him such is another, and that it is not up to us to issue, but precisely to the bishops to whom we have addressed the open letter....
The Pope's statements and actions are heretical, but to declare Francis a heretic takes a canonical trial during which he must cling (pertinacity) to the heretical statements.  It's directly comparable to the difference between a criminal indictment (the letter from the scholars) and a declaration of guilt (from a judge or jury after a trial).

Most of Francis' problems come from Amoris Laetitia--his letter on marriage.

...There are seven statements contained in the letter: the first six are distilled from passages of AL and the famous dispute over Communion for divorced persons who are living together in a new union more uxorio. Two roads can be taken to affirm that it is licit to give Communion to this category of people. The first would be to deny the indissolubility of marriage. This road was tried in several studies that preceded and accompanied the two synods on the Family (2014-2015), but it was effectively refuted and this strategy was abandoned. The other road is to state that, while marriage remains indissoluble, there are cases in which sexual relations outside a legitimate marriage would still be lawful. To sum up, therefore, I would say that the main heresy resides precisely in the doctrine — today called “situation ethics” — which denies that there are acts that by their very nature are intrinsically evil, and therefore cannot in any case be considered lawful. Once this doctrine is accepted, not only is the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage at risk but the whole of Christian ethics — and not only it, but the whole of natural ethics....
"Situation ethics" was all the rage with my Jesuit teachers back in the mid-'60's--about when Francis was in the Jesuit seminary.  "Situation ethics" is closely related to (but distinct from) "relativism," against which B-16 relentlessly preached; situation ethics was also condemned in no uncertain terms by JP2.  As the philosopher-interviewee points out, it is a head-shot at natural morality.  It cannot be tolerated.

Responding to the criticism of "Who do you think you ARE?":

...We do not claim any particular authority, except the theological competence necessary to carry out this study to highlight a factual situation which undermines a fundamental right of all Catholic faithful. The Code of Canon Law attributes to all the faithful, in proportion to their competence, the right to speak in so far as they deem it necessary to do so in order to point out a difficulty or problem in the Church....

He proceeds to knock down the straw-horses of Canons 1372 and 1373.  They do not apply.

Here's the most grave accusation against Francis--that which establishes grounds for "pertinacious" heretical belief:

...we are presenting these accusations after a great number of warnings have already been presented privately to the Pope, many more than would have been sufficient and fair. 

In fact, this was already done in the theological censures presented to him by a number of us in 2016 (first privately); then with the dubia (also previously presented in private), then with the Correctio filialis (2017), which was also put directly into his hands a full month before it was published.

But this is only a part of the story. Pope Francis was already warned of these errors by many bishops and cardinals and even lay scholars during the Synods on the family; then, after the drafting of AL, by the many corrections that came from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which were all rejected. Then by a series of articles, books and open letters by important authors. 

Faced with all these warnings, questions, books, articles, letters and corrections, the Pope had all the time and material to reflect and eventually to respond. But instead, he clearly and consciously chose the path of ignoring them altogether. In an answer given during a meeting with the Jesuits last year here in Chile, he stated verbatim regarding these critics that he “does not read them” because he does not find in them “spiritual goodness,” and limits himself to “praying for them” (quoted here). It remains to be explained how he knows that the critics do not have spiritual goodness, since he does not read them. ...
In a way, it's fortunate that most Catholics have no idea that all this is going on.  They are occupied with 'real life,' not with the flap-spoutings of the guy with the white beanie.  That was true with JPII, B-16, and Paul VI (except for his condemnation of artificial birth control, which most Catholics know about and flagrantly ignore.)

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!!

Illegal Wants Sympathy for Driving Without License

The Usual Suspects (newspaper reporters and editors, along with the Alinsky crowd) tell of an illegal who will be deported for driving without a license.  See, he's a grandfather, so that means he's entitled.  OK, then.

The important text is here:

...Last May, Martinez-Moreno was driving to work about 3 a.m. when a Brown County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped him. The deputy had run the car's registration plate, according to a Sheriff's Office report. The deputy found that Martinez-Moreno didn't have a driver's license and an arrest warrant had been issued because he didn't appear in a 2017 court hearing about a previous charge of driving without a license.
Martinez-Moreno says he didn't know that he had to appear in court for his 2017 case. In the citation, a deputy wrote Martinez-Moreno was warned he needed to attend the hearing. But Martinez-Moreno, who doesn't speak much English, said he doesn't remember being told that. He said his daughter asked a court clerk if he needed to appear in court and she was told that he didn't. ...

"...doesn't speak much English."

This is a guy who's been here, illegally, for EIGHTEEN YEARS.

Sound like he really wants to be a citizen of the US?  

By the way, I don't believe the daugher-excuse, either.   

Evers: "Free Money" Comes From FedGov

Only a product of public schools could push this line.

Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed budget would increase spending on health programs by an estimated $836.7 million over two years — at no additional cost to the state....

Well, yah, except:

...Taxpayers still would pay for the additional $836.7 million in spending. But the money would come from the federal government, not the state...
So Evers is telling you that 'no taxpayers will be harmed, except FEDERAL taxpayers who live in Wisconsin.'

It's far too late for remedial math for Tony.  Best just put him into the special-students room, close the door, and ignore him.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Ugly Wisconsin Reality

So an acquaintance of mine was in an auto accident on I-94 in Racine County.  Her car is smacked up, the other one is upside-down.

Ambulance arrives.  She's not seriously hurt, but gets a ride to the hospital.  As you might imagine, she was not thinking very clearly........

ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL, she gets notification on her phone that someone is using her credit card--which was left in her car at the accident scene.

I hope the perp is found and spends a few years in the graybar hotel.  I know that won't happen, but....

Trade Bureaucrats: Who Needs Them?

Tonelson has a few vignettes of 'trade negotiations' in the Bad Old Days of Bush, Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama.  They are clear:  the old-world negotiators employed by those Administrations were twerps and twits, albeit with lots of fancy college degrees.  And they gave away US jobs and dollars like they were spreading candy at a Christmas parade.

In short, they were idiots, if not trade-traitors.

In contrast, there is Trump.

...Take Elena Bryan. According to this 17-year veteran of trade negotiations with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), “it’s very hard to enforce anything under the Chinese because their system is both complicated and relatively opaque, and there aren’t that many Mandarin speakers around that have the requisite technical trade and legal skills.”

But with its new tariff hike threat (which has the Chinese scurrying back to Washington to try to restart talks), the Trump administration has just suggested how easily this allegedly formidable challenge can be overcome: Tell the Chinese to get serious – and work with standard English – or they get higher tariffs imposed on their goods heading for the U.S. market that their economy desperately needs to produce adequate growth and employment....
So.  When can we dump those USTR idiots and hire plain-spoken Trump Country hammer-throwers instead?

Church-Going LGBTQ?

Actually, this is not very surprising.

...Research conducted jointly at Columbia University and the University of California at Los Angeles by scholars who are not shy about supporting gay politics found that gay- and lesbian-identified people are 2.5 times more likely to attend churches that took a more conservative view on Christianity (including homosexuality) than the so-called “welcoming and affirming” congregations that celebrate it....

The researchers intimated that these gay/lesbian 'conservative' church-goers were confused.

No, they are not.  They understand WHY someone goes to church, and it is NOT for a Moralistic-Therapeutic-Deism experience.  Ask Milo!

HT:  ColdFury

Milwaukee's "Head-Chopper" Muslim Society

Well, well.  The Muslim American Society--the one which had the kids singing the "Head-Chopping Song" in Philly--has a branch in Tommy Trolley's Milwaukee!!

Shocking footage uncovered by the Investigative Project last week shows a skit produced by the Muslim American Society (MAS) in Philadelphia showing children calling for martyrdom as soldiers in the “army of Allah” and threatening to behead their enemies and subject them to “eternal torture” to wrest Jerusalem from Jewish control....

These are not "nice Muslims."

...MAS has 42 chapters across the United States. A 1997 FBI file obtained by Judicial Watch identifies MAS as the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States controlled by Hamas sympathizers “known to conduct firearms and other military type training.” A Justice Department filing (p. 58, fn. 13) in a terrorism-related case states that “MAS was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” A September 2004 Chicago Tribune investigative report revealed that MAS had been founded by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, adopted the group’s strict code for secrecy, and promoted Islamic supremacy....
It is prudent to stay away from Muslim children carrying scimitars in Milwaukee, I guess.

Marxism, Intersectional and Multicultural

No matter how you cut it, Marxist analysis produced "intersectionalism" and "multiculturalism."  That's why they are both Enemies of the Republic.

Here's a short excerpt from a long essay on "multi-culti" within which you'll immediately recognize the sister-heresy of "intersectionalism."

...In short, multiculturalism is a worldview—a regime­, in the classical sense; a political and cultural way of life all wrapped up in one. As an ideology, it stands for nearly the opposite of America’s national motto. It seeks to divide and conquer Americans, making many groups out of one citizenry. The modern Left, accustomed to running the campuses according to the new social justice diktats of multiculturalism, now wants to run the world that way.

The threat multiculturalism presents to the American regime and our way of life is now urgent....
OK, then....

....Unlike Americanism, properly understood, multiculturalism defines and defends the rights of groups rather than individuals and denies the possibility of any natural standard from which to assess the goodness of political or moral arrangements. By rejecting this natural standard by which the virtue of America (or any country) must be measured, multiculturalism denies equality of each under the law of all. But so too does multiculturalism therefore abandon any principled adjudication of willful or rival claims to prestige, honor, and resources advanced by groups as a matter of right. Will and force replace reason and deliberation....
And in case you haven't noticed, "will and force" are in use by the "antifa" crowd.  The alternative to direct force, of course, is the predictably friendly Ninth Circuit, which is why it is the forum of choice for ANY multi-culti/intersectionalist legal action.  Until reversal--usually a minimun of a year--the force of the Government is applied.

Claremont has suggestions on how to defeat multi-/intersectional Marxism, recalling Lincoln AND endorsing "Trumpism."

HT:  Grim (who advises that the essay may be pulled any day.)

PJB Gets It, As Usual

Pat Buchanan says more than a mouthful.

...Whatever may be said about the “deplorables,” they are not obtuse. They do not believe that people who call them racists, sexists, nativists, and bigots are friends and merely colleagues of another party or persuasion....

The single-finger salute is all that's owed to the Democrats and their carbuncle-hangers-on.

Georgia Enshrines Human Rights. ACLU to Sue

The State of Georgia has enshrined human rights in law, banning abortions when a baby's heartbeat can be detected.

The ACLU, on behalf of its principal client Planned Parenthood Satan, will sue.

For Barrett, Trolley Trumps Potholes

Tommy Trolley, the Milk-Carton Mayor, was not available for Channel 4 interviews on the topic of Milwaukee's horrible pothole problem.

Instead, he was doing his Pimp-the-Trolley dance.

Well, there's only so much money, ya'know, and the priorities, ya'know.

How long before Trolley Tommy moves out of Milwaukee after he retires??

Related:  how many fools does it take to elect Tommy Trolley?

How About Voluntary Gun Registration?

The Democrat Party is fixated on removing guns from United States citizens' hands and homes.

In order to do that, they are pushing some form of gun registration because that way they know where to go to take the guns.  Simple, eh?

Well, then, let's make it easy for them!  Those who choose to register their guns can meet a Democrat candidate for President!!

Democrats should create a voluntary registration procedure including a face-to-face interview with Cory Booker or Crazy Uncle Joe, or Kamala, or Mayor Buttplug.  (Yes, I know:  the interview with Crazy Uncle Joe could turn out to be a "hands-on" interview if you're a female under 25 years of age....)  Do you prefer The Bern?  How about Fauxcahontas?  Swallowswell will be available, and maybe even John Kasich, who will bring an antique mailbag!!! (Yes, he IS a Democrat.)

What a deal!  Assuage your conscience, offer your guns for confiscation, AND meet a future paving-stone in Trump's highway to his second term.