Thursday, February 28, 2019

The New BS: Small Tax Refunds

The old BS was hundreds of racial-homo-hate crimes in Trump country.  Yah, well.....

The NEW BS is teeny-tiny-tax refunds.

But it's like the old one.  Simply BS.

...Tax refunds increased by 17 percent last week and are now at the same level as last year, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The left and the media have spent the past few weeks arguing that the reduction in tax refunds in the first few weeks of tax filing season meant that families are seeing a tax increase.

This is misleading and wrong. Even if an individual has a lower refund, this is not cause for a concern. A lower refund simply means that the government has been holding less of your money interest-free over the past year....

High-earning people in high-State-tax states and/or high-property-tax cities are paying more in Federal tax--or getting less in refunds.  By no co-incidence, MSM fake-news types live in high-State-tax states and/or high-property-tax cities.

IOW, all the people at their cocktail parties are crying and wailing.

Not so with normies!

  • 90 percent of wage earners have seen more money in their paychecks.
     
  • Taxpayers earning between $20,000 and $50,000 are seeing net federal tax cuts of 10 percent or higher according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
     
  • 91 percent of taxpayers with annual income between $64,000 and $108,000 are seeing a 2018 federal tax cut averaging $1,400 according to the left of center Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy.
     
  • A family of four with annual income of $73,000 is seeing a 60 percent reduction in federal taxes totaling more than $2,058.
     
  • According to the Heritage Foundation, the typical American family will be almost $45,000 better off over the next decade because of higher take-home pay and a stronger economy.

Evers: "Screw That Free Press Crap!!"

Little Tony, the mouse who would attempt governing, has banned McIver News Service from his presser announcing his "budget" comedy.

Maybe Little Tony needs a reminder of the Constitution.  Or how we got there. 

You know, 1776 and all that.

Today's (Rueful) Humor

Stolen from Blaska!!

No Room at Bp. Seitz's Inn?

We note that Bp. Seitz is crusading, this time using dead children as his prop.

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico - Standing in the shadow of the fence separating the United States and Mexico, Bishop Mark J. Seitz pulled out the photos of two migrant children, Jakelin Caal, 7, and Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, two migrant children who died in U.S. custody.

“We can’t allow more tragedies like these. They cannot be repeated,” the bishop of El Paso, Texas said Feb. 26 at the Interfaith Service for Justice and Mercy at the Border, celebrated by faith communities on both sides of the border.

The Bishop fails to note that the children died at least partially due to the criminal negligence of the parents who dragged them on the notoriously dangerous journey across Mexico and US deserts.  He also fails to clearly describe the cause of the deaths.  Surprised?

Finally, His Excellency obviously has failed to offer the illegal migrants a room at his residence, or in any of the churches and schools he oversees in El Paso.  Instead of constructing false moral lessons, the Bishop could put his money where his mouth is, so to speak.  I'm sure that the Faithful of El Paso would be very happy with that, no?

Mke County Sheriff: Just Another Hack

It was apparent a long time ago that E. Lucas was a very political guy.  And no--I wasn't a big fan of Clarke, either....so don't 'whatabout' him at me.

Not only did Lucas submit to his master John Chisholm (interesting, eh?) by giving Chisholm's kid an $80K job; he now decides that Milwaukee County will be a home for illegals.

More reasons to get the Hell out of there.

Wisconsin Roads Worst? Nope

We see that Politifact, the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party, has determined that Wisconsin's roads are worse than those of any other Midwestern State.

That's pure crap.  Surprised?

Mr. Benson and the morons at Politifact should take a long drive on roads in Lower Michigan.  They will have a different conclusion to report, assuming their kidneys and teeth remain intact.

In the last year, I've been all over the Upper Midwest.  We're doing OK here--with a few exceptions.  Michigan is worse.  Far worse.

And of course, Politifact hedges its bets, too.\

John Gard and the RoadBuilders will just have to find another propaganda outlet.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Senselessbrenner v. US

Sensenbrenner has failed to seal the US border for about 40 years.

The President found a Constitutional procedure to fix that, and Jimbo (along with the Valley twit) is resentful.

The 13 Reps voting with Democrats:  Justin Amash, Brian Fitzpatrick of PA,Mike Gallager WI,Jaime Hererra Beutler WA,Will Hurd TX,Dusty Johnson of SD,Thomas Massie of KY,Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA,Francis Rooney FL,Jim Sensenbrenner WI, Elise Stefanik NY,Fred Upton MI,Greg Walden OR

Time to retire, Jim.  You are WAY past your sell-by date.

His excuse for this is laughable.

...Democrats’ refusal to provide the necessary funds requested by the Department of Homeland Security is a dereliction of this constitutional duty, and I share the President’s frustration and disappointment with the recent funding bill’s failure to address these needs....

No, Jimbo.  That should read "RYAN'S REFUSAL TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY FUNDS...."  And where the Hell were YOU when Ryan was undermining national security, lying like a rug to the President, and bending over (actually, facilitating the rape of Americans) to the wishes of Comrade Obama?

Just go away, and take your phony High Dudgeon with you.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Too Late, Alva....

....Jussie tried it a couple weeks ago.

Fabricating an "offense" from whole cloth ain't gonna cut it no mo'.

You got your 10 minutes.  Now go away.

Racist Evers a Pansy-Girl, Too!

We demonstrated yesterday that Wisconsin's new burden, Tony Evers, is a racist.

Today, we learn that Teeny Tiny Tony is also a pansy-girl who doesn't like criticism.

...Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot. He ripped Evers on Twitter on Monday for ordering Wisconsin troops to pull out of Arizona, where they have been assisting the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol since June.

As a result:

...Officials with the Wisconsin National Guard and Gov. Tony Evers' office said they're looking into whether an Illinois congressman who belongs to the Guard should face discipline for criticizing Evers' decision...
As a Congressman, Kinzinger can say anything he wants, of course.

Teeny Tiny Tony's FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLings were hurt.  Oh, my, let's cry.

Pubbie (Loser) "Strategists" Defend WRA

We note that R J Johnson (Republican strategist) has done a very good job of losing races lately.

So maybe what he says and the bucket of warm spit are like entities, eh?

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sykes Gets All Salty

Sykes, who at one time was a "journalist," now suggests that the REAL news outlets should be sued for publishing REAL news.

More disappointing every single day, but he's getting attention, which apparently is his goal.

Evers: Just Another Racist

In a propaganda-filled article pushing for Evers' plans against school vouchers, the truth still comes out.

...Republicans under former Gov. Scott Walker backed aggressive growth in taxpayer-funded subsidies for students living in middle and low-income households who want to attend private schools, arguing students who lack the financial means to move to a higher-performing school should be able to enroll in them anyway....

And that last clause is exactly what Evers intends to slow or stop.

So in Evers' world, students who lack the financial means to move to a higher-performing school should NOT be able to enroll in them anyway.

Schoolhouse door, meet Tony Evers, racist.

Shoot-em-Ups WAY Down

Well, well, well.

...The NRA-ILA reports, “Since 1991, the murder rate has fallen by 45 percent and the overall violent crime rate has fallen by 48 percent.”...

...[Congressional Research Service] found the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993. Following the exponential growth in the number of guns, that rate fell to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000....

And finally:

...The rate rose from 2004 to 2005 and got as high as 3.9 in 2006 and 2007, but it then resumed falling in 2008, the year the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that individual firearm possession is Constitutionally protected–particularly for self-defense. This figure fell to 3.2 per 100,000 by 2011.... quoted at Breitbart

Well, there are exceptions, and we all know where they are!!

...Democrat-run cities like Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, and others continue to witness murder and mayhem on a grand scale as city leaders preserve the gun-control-first mentality toward crime....

And probably Milwaukee, where (D) Chisholm is busy raiding Republicans and finding a nice job for his kid instead of putting violent little vibrants away for life....

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Laity Commanded To Take "Safe Space" Training

For the comical relief in today's postings, we have this, edited and abridged from a local parish bulletin:

"Safe Environment Education" training is MANDATORY for ALL ADULTS--moms AND dads--who in any way, shape, or form, work or volunteer with ANY minors in Catholic schools or parishes:  playground, lunchroom, library, coaching, aides, health room, or ANY other activity.

OK, then.

Are Bishops and Cardinals required to take the same course vis-a-vis their interactions with seminarians and priests?   Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm???

ATTN: Sen. Johnson, Rep. Sensenbrenner

Here you go, boys.  Stop your whining.  Maybe you should try telling McConnell to stuff it where the sun never shines.  Jimbo,  you shoulda mentioned this to Paulie-Girl Ryan or MaryJane Boehner.

But all y'all prefer to shove responsibility AWAY from yourselves.  Well, that's the petard on which you hung yourselves.

...George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley points out, “This crisis is not the making of Donald Trump. This is the making of Congress.”

The reason the executive branch has so much authority is, quite simply, that Congress has given it to him—136 times, to be precise....

... Executive power of this magnitude is a construction of the Congress. It is built out of years of slow delegation of authority, where the presidency has amassed a trove of powers that previously did not belong to the executive branch.

And, as presidents slowly began to exercise those powers in the face of an increasingly idle legislature, there was almost no resistance....

...what Trump is doing with the wall is substantively different, in that he is using already authorized and appropriated funds for border protection. Rather than ordering new spending for a cause never authorized by Congress, as Obama did, Congress has already given Trump this money with limitations so loose that he can, quite legally, redirect it for a cause already authorized in law (the Secure Fence Act, passed in 2006, with the support of Chuck Schumer and former Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama)....

Enjoy swinging in the breeze, boys.

Another Stupid Accountant Trick

Here we go again!!

The Accountancy Standards Borg Board now demands that leases be categorized as "debt."

...Starting for Q1 2019 reporting, companies will be required to change how they account for Leases.  It is referred to as the new FASB leasing standard (ASC Topic 842) and it will put $3 Trillion in liabilities onto corporate balance sheets. This new treatment requires companies to record operating leases on their balance sheets as debt.  The counter-balancing asset is "Right of Use."  This is the equivalent of signing up for a cell phone service that costs $100 per month for 5 years and then having to declare that you are $6,000 in debt on your credit report (ex-NPV calculation).  After this brilliant change in accounting treatment, you explain to the mortgage banker when you try to buy a house, "but wait, the $6,000 in debt is not so bad, I have an equivalent asset called 'right to talk and text' on my balance sheet."  To which she would reply, "that's nice, I have a 'right to decline your mortgage application asset' on MY balance sheet - have a nice day." ...
By the way, the very same Borg cost owners of Berkshire-Hathaway about 25% of their share value just last week!

Nice to have that outfit, eh?

Where in the World Is Occasional-Cortex?

Actual reporting of actual news

No surprise; it's the NYPost.  They're in search of Occasional-Cortex' actual residence in the District she now represents.  Hmmmmm.

And a home-district office?  Hmmmmmmm.

Ms. Progressive CAN be found in her digs in Maryland, however.  In that building, a studio STARTS at $1,840/ month.  And she ain't in no studio....


Democrats "Resist" Election Results. What to Do?

Since CNN is running "what if" stories about 2020, we'll run a "what-IS" post on the results of 2016.

...The Democratic Party’s leadership has called for resistance. The Democratic Party’s members have pressed for protests against Republicans in the streets, at their homes, where they live, where they eat. The Democratic Party has by and either silently or self-righteously defended violence in the face of a MAGA hat; fireball protests in the face of conservative speakers on college campuses; broken storefront windows and smashed vehicles as a proper First Amendment expression....

DiGenova suggests that Republicans should arm up.  That's good advice.  

(The CNN piece was also run by Channel 6, but was pulled from their website around 7:15 this morning.  Apparently an adult entered the room over there.)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Should We Pity Charlie Sykes?

Surber has an observation about the NeverTrump Rump Republicans.

...They have become the Underpants Gnomes of politics. South Park depicted these gnomes as people with no clue. Their business plan was:
  1. Steal underpants.
  2. ???
  3. Profits!
Never Trump now has a bunch of used underpants. They have no game plan. They just have their childish fantasy of regaining power by not adjusting to the changes President Trump has wrought.
Mackenzie raised many questions, "Why does opposing Trump mean that one must be nasty to Trump’s more respected and erudite defenders? What purpose is there, for example, in trying to destroy Victor Davis Hansen? When Trump gets out of office (and it will happen, if not by the glorious swan dive of impeachment or by rotting away his dotage in prison as the Never Trump wing hope), how will attempting to destroy someone personally influence the post-Trump party?

"What place will the most vociferous anti-Trumpers have once they’ve alienated everyone with whom they disagree?"...

Kristol and Boot could always lead an army into the Forever War that they desire, I suppose.  Wonder if they know which end of the rifle has a pointy-thing that goes up....

Charlie Sykes appears to have lost his way somewhere in the 12-Step (liberal) Recovery program he was on for a few years in radio.  I suppose we could pray for him.

Yup. Democrats ARE Mind-Numbed Robots

Ever wonder why every Democrat says exactly the same thing at exactly the same time?

It was a crowded primary field and Tony Evers, running for governor, was eager to win the support of officials gathered at a Wisconsin state Democratic Party meeting, so the candidate did all the usual things: He read the room, he shook hands, he networked.

Then he put an electronic fence around everyone there.

The digital fence enabled Evers’ team to push ads onto the iPhones and Androids of all those attending the meeting. Not only that, but because the technology pulled the unique identification numbers off the phones, a data broker could also use the digital signatures to follow the devices home. Once there, the campaign could use so-called cross-device tracking technology to find associated laptops, desktops and other devices to push even more ads....
The Zombie Party!!  

How Stupid IS Gen. McChrystal?

Most of us had our suspicions about Gen. Stanley McChrystal for the last decade or so.

Now he opens his pie-hole and proves it.

A prohibited person with dangerous intent can easily buy a gun over the internet or in a parking lot with no questions asked. For those of us with extensive firearms training, who have seen the damage inflicted by a powerful weapon in the wrong hands, this is simply unfathomable.
That statement supports "universal" background checks.

Ummmmnnnhhhh, General:  your stupid law will NOT prevent me or anyone else from 'buying a gun in a parking lot', or anyplace else OTHER than a licensed gun dealer.

And which .380 or .22 pistol is "powerful"?

Friday, February 22, 2019

Once Again: THE Pro-Life President Is Trump

The President has a pen and a phone.

If you don't want to read the Governmentese, here's the nutshell:

Trump's Title X rule, which could cut tens of millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood, just dropped. Among other things, it bans federal family planning grantees from referring patients to abortion providers  --Alice Ollstein quoted at AOSHQ
Planned Barrenhood will have a LOT less to spend on anti-Trump political activities, and a LOT less to spend scissoring and chopping babies into burgers.

Jean Stefaniak Is a Bigot

Long story short, the Wisconsin Realtors will not have anything to do with Christians (and CATHOLICS) who hold that homosexual activity is immoral.

Jean Stefaniak of Stefaniak Realtors in Milwaukee is the Chair-ette of that bunch of bigots.

Smooth move, Jean.  You win the Bigot Award for today.

Hagedorn Should Hit Back, Hard

The Perpetually Aggrieved Homosexual Bunch is attacking Supreme Court candidate Hagedorn for having the nerve to believe in God and the laws of nature, and living accordingly.

Hagedorn should come back at them, hard.  VERY hard, saying that yes, homosexual practices ARE immoral, as everyone knows.  But of course, the law in this country differs from morality, and Hagedorn--unlike his craven and highly-prejudiced opponent--does not judge based on faith like she and the Pearl-Clutch Homosex Lobby do.

Two-fisted.  No pulling punches.  Slam-bang.

McCarrick a Communist Plant. Surprised?

Mike Voris has pulled back the curtain on one of the most important scoops of the 21st Century.

Mr. McCarrick (formerly "Cardinal") was a Communist plant in the US Church.

And he got recruited and took his initial training at St. Gall, Switzerland.  So clearly, McCarrick was NOT the only Communist at the upper levels of the Church, since St. Gall was a meeting-spot for a number of other European and American bishops, who bragged about the affiliation.

The St. Gall bunch includes Kasper of Germany, Daneels of Belgium, and Martini--a Jesuit--of Milan.  Noteworthy:  Martini was well-known as a patron of Rembert Weakland, the disgraced ex-Archbishop of Milwaukee.

NO sentient Catholic should be surprised by this.

Who Is REALLY Guilty in Jamie Wilson Death?

Well, another week, another death, because another Milwaukee County judge let someone out of jail.

Chisholm, the Chief Nepotist, can't talk about it.  But you can be certain that he won't order a 4:30 AM raid on the homes of any judges soon; and even if he did, his kid, a 20-year-old Big Shot in the Sheriff's department, will make sure that it doesn't happen.

Everybody will go home happy--except the victim and her family.

Who Is REALLY Guilty in the Rodriguez Death?

Terron Clayborn has been convicted of driving without a license fourteen times, in addition to a number of other offenses like drugs and guns.

Terron Clayborn was not in prison, or jail, when he drove straight into a city worker and killed him.

To any normal person, some Milwaukee county judges should be looking at felony-murder charges.  But hey!  They will enjoy a nice long, life, with excellent benefits and a very fat pension.

Bryan Rodriguez?  Not so much.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Evers Goes BabyKiller With OUR Money

Didn't take him long to go all babykiller, did it??

Governor Tony Evers announced today his intention to restore public funding to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state’s largest abortion provider, as part of his state biennial budget proposal. His so-called “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” initiative would eliminate current law provisions that redirect federal Title X and Title V Maternal and Child Health family planning funds away from organizations that perform or refer for abortions.
The font is red, for blood.

Some of us may have to visit Madison to remind our Leggies--emphatically, if required--that they will NOT be spending OUR money to kill more babies.

I'm sure the Uihlein (Schlitz) money will be buying as many Democrats as possible; it's what that money does, you know....but personal visits are effective, too.

Abp. Listecki's "Abortion Is Evil" Letter

It is always gratifying when a Catholic Archbishop publishes a letter condemning abortion and the Democrat politicians who legislate, facilitate, and finance it.

So here's a big THANKS to Abp. Listecki.

But wait.  Read the letter, find out that you, a voter, are responsible for this if you voted for the Democrats.

Then read the comments section where some raise the question:  'Is it merely coincidence that the Archbishop pushes out a pro-life letter while he's also running his annual fund-raiser?'    

Hmmmmm??

The Archbishop could instruct his priests to denounce abortion and the Democrats who legislate, facilitate, and finance it.  But I show up weekly for Mass and hear "Abortion bad!!!".......well........maybe once a year.

The Archbishop could instruct his priests to denounce artificial contraception--a KNOWN precursor of abortion--but I have not heard such a sermon in 20 or more years.  

We hear all sorts of homilies about the Scripture readings.  Guess which Scripture passages are NOT in the three-year cycle--or if they are there, are NEVER a sermon-topic?   (Hint:  Jeremiah 1:5,  Isaiah 49:1, Job 31:15, Ps. 139: 13-14; Lamentations 4:3, etc.)

The Archbishop has plenty of weapons.  Maybe he should use more than one, eh?


Ben Shapiro Gets It, Mostly...

Ben Shapiro spoke to a gathering of Catholic executives a couple of weeks ago.

...Shapiro spoke on how to create positive religious values in a secular world. While identifying three specific threats, he said: “Unfortunately, the attacks on Catholics have come first and foremost,” adding, “It’s really fascinating to watch, not just from a Jewish perspective. Usually, we’re the first on the hit list. Now it’s you guys.”...

...Shapiro said that the Enlightenment did not spring up suddenly in the 1700s, but was a result of thousands of years of Jewish and Christian belief that stems from the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount and created the modern world. There are some people, Shapiro said, who ignore that these are the foundations of the systems that brought about smart-phones and other technologies....

So far, so good; that summation is only disputed by the semi-educated.  They are loud and have the megaphone of the Press, but they are ignorant.

But then Ben falls off the rails.

...“What they don’t see is that their iPhone is the result of free market capitalism that is rooted in a vision of individual value and that individual value didn’t come out of nowhere: it came from God,” Shapiro said. “These are the values that undergird the way we see things in the West,” he said....
Errrmmmhhhhh.....Ben, my friend, "free market capitalism" had nothing to do with Lemaitre, Mendel, Bacon, Copernicus, (et al.)  Capitalism pure, like socialism, is opposed to the Church's genuine social teaching, that which is found in the encyclicals of Leo XIII, Pius XI, (etc.)  Wiki has a decent summary:

...Catholic social doctrine has always tried to find an equilibrium between respect for human liberty, including the right to private property and subsidiarity, and concern for the whole society, including the weakest and poorest...
Thus, the Church condemns both pure capitalism (free-market) and pure socialism. 

Otherwise, Ben, pretty good stuff.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Model for Renewable Energy FAIL!

While today's "Wisconsin Business" e-news runs a propaganda-piece for "renewable" (translate:  unreliable) energy, the reality of same is playing out in Australia.  It's VERY expensive, and it doesn't work very well--if at all.

...Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and solar power capital, South Australia pays the highest electricity prices, in the world.

Mass power cuts (aka load shedding and demand management) and mass blackouts are the new normal. And yet, the lunatics responsible are hell-bent on doubling down to deliver the final and fatal blow to Australia’s Eastern Grid (geographically, the largest interconnected power grid on the planet).
As Jo Nova explains, electricity generation and delivery is a finely balanced thing; and the sudden massive surges and collapses that are part and parcel of wind and solar generation are taking their toll, with much worse to come....

Do-Nothing Congress Whines About Emergency

There's a lot of whining and wailing going on here from Wisconsin (R) folks over Trump's emergency declaration.

Ron Johnson gets it about half-right:

...Ron Johnson, who chairs the Senate homeland security committee, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that, “past Congresses have given any executive, any administration, way too much power....

The other half?  Congress specializes in doing NOTHING--laying off all responsibility to agencies and departments as well as Presidents--so that they can get re-elected.  Another way to phrase it:  Congressmen actively AVOID doing the right thing.

Paul Ryan knows all the ways to get nothing done while posing for holy pictures, just like Mitch McConnell.

By the way, RoJo voted FOR this 'continuing resolution'--the one which provides NOTHING for a wall and jacks up the national debt, again.  

Trump to Dump Obozo Fuel Economy Regs

For a number of years, the state of California--the land of fruits and nuts--has largely governed fuel economy standards for the USA.  What California wanted, everyone else got, right or wrong.

The California Crazy-Train regs include a demand for "50 by '50":  a 50 mile/gallon fleet average fuel economy by 2050.  Since automakers cannot predict consumer activity--like preferring large crossovers and pickup trucks to teeny-tiny battery cars, and since internal-combustion economies are pushing the edge, they had asked for a rollback.

They'll get one.  EPA will announce its own standards soon.  California?  Well, who knows?

WaPo Slammed w/$250MM Defamation Suit

Nick Sandmann's lawyer makes a statement.

It's about damn time.

The Ugly Americans, Again

No surprise that Andrea Mitchell is an ugly American, and the rumors of Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher's stupid, rude, and crude behavior are not merely rumors.  But one would think that Mike Pompeo would know better; as it turns out, nope.

Netanyahu claims "a slip of the tongue" as his defense for his colossally stupid statement.

All this is set forth here, including this reminder paragraph about the reality of WWII:

...No one in Poland will forget that the Germans and the Soviets killed about 6 million Polish citizens, including nearly 3 million Polish Christians, overwhelmingly Catholics. The perpetrators were chiefly German Nazis. What Poland’s distinguished guests and foreign media have perpetrated in Warsaw this month not only smacks of historical revisionism....

Insulting and demeaning Catholic Poles and Poland seems to be the order of the day for some in the US and Israel.  

Trump himself seems to know better, anyway.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

DiGenova: Paulie-Boy Ryan "An Idiot"

Joe DiGenova has testes.  Paul Ryan does not.  DeGenova also claims that Ryan is an idiot.

By the way, Glenn Grothmann (R-WI) has had a sudden and very obvious conversion from toady-Ryan supporter to "conservative."

That makes him trustworthyDon't bet on it.

Notre Dame Insanity Department

Notre Dame University sponsored a discussion about the murder called "abortion". 

Insanity prevailed.

...After showing students pro-abortion propaganda, two University of Notre Dame faculty members suggested that the pro-life movement is fuelled by white supremacy....

...Dianne Pinderhughes, a Notre Dame professor of political science, began a panel discussion of Reversing Roe by stating that pro-lifers were most likely to be those who want to keep America “white.”

...Pam Butler, the associate director of Notre Dame’s gender studies program, agreed that pro-life activism springs from white supremacist beliefs.

“(Abortion) got politicized in a moment of a white supremacist strategy of the right wing of the Republican Party to mobilize a very specific set of evangelical Christians in the United States as a base,” she said. ...
So the Inconvenient Truth that most of the murdered babies are BLACK ........well.........they left that out of the discussion. 

Pro-LIFE educator Ryan Bomberger:

“It’s a bizarre form of projection as they defend a violent institution actually birthed in eugenic racism and elitism. What worldview does the University of Notre Dame even hold to hire those whose extremist ideology is in direct conflict with Catholicism?”

Mr. Bomberger, Notre Dame holds the Land'O'Lakes worldview:  no Catholics, nor Catholic views, need apply.

MacBeth was about murder, the spot that would not 'out', and also featured three witches, just like the linked article....that's not a co-incidence, friends.  Double, double, toil, and trouble....

Monday, February 18, 2019

Cop Lied, 4 Cops Paid For It

The Houston event just gets more tragic.

...In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home, officers with the Houston Police Department’s narcotics unit had alleged that a confidential informant had bought heroin at the house the day before the Jan. 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home.

But according to an affidavit filed as part of the ongoing investigation into the raid and made public Friday, the informant told investigators he or she had not bought any drugs at the home and had not been involved in any work leading up to the raid....quoted at Captain's place
The lying cop got himself and three other cops shot--not to mention the two occupants of the house, who were killed. 

This kind of thing has exactly the same long-term effect as does Smollet's claim.  LEO's must have credibility to do their job; pissing it away like this cop did......well........

Gallagher Asks a Good Question!

Cong. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) asks a very good question:

Why do we have a Congress?

We have a Congress so that facile liars can obtain a little power, threaten constituents with retribution for NOT contributing to campaign funds, "earn" a fairly nice living with excellent benefits, and avoid/evade/shirk responsibility for anything, blaming it all on 1) the other guys; 2) the courts; 3) the President; or 4) the damnfool citizens.

There you go, Mike.  That's your answer.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Establishment Twit: Russia Monomaniac

When you hear someone yapping and drooling about "Russia Russia Russia," you're hearing an Establishment Twit.  They are usually One-World/New World Order squirrels, too; as a result, they face Brussels to pray, not the US which provides their rather fat living. 

Normal people who didn't go to an Ivy League school, nor drink the Magic PixieDust water of Mordor on the Potomac, understand that Red China and Iran are actual threats.  They understand that because Red China has tried very hard to de-industrialize the entire USA, and Iran is run by religious nutjobs who also happen to believe a nutjob's religion, which is determined to wipe out adherents of any OTHER religion.

THOSE are threats.

McCain 'splains the rest of the Twit Fairy Tale here; it's Globaloney all over again.

...This obsession with preserving the European Union explains why the same people who hate Trump also oppose “Brexit,” because a re-assertion of British sovereignty threatens the E.U.-centric mentality of the elite, in quite the same way that Trump’s “America first” approach offends those who want to see the U.S. “lead from behind.” Even though Andrew McCabe was never elected or appointed to any post that would require him to have an opinion on U.S. foreign policy, it is obvious that the former deputy FBI director had absorbed the establishment elite’s worldview, including their paranoid fear of Russian influence....
Perjurer McCabe, the shitball perjurer Comey, the Communist perjurer Brennan, and damn near every Obozo appointee in the FedGov are part of this bunch, and the next generation of them has Occasional-Cortex as their leader.

Think about that.

"Border Bishops": HUH??

The "border Bishops" of the Church do not like The Wall.

..."In our view, a border wall is first and foremost a symbol of division and animosity between two friendly countries. Furthermore, the wall would be an ineffective use of resources at a time of financial austerity; it would also would destroy parts of the environment, disrupt the livelihoods of ranchers and farmers, weaken cooperation and commerce between border communities, and, at least in one instance, undermine the right to the freedom of worship," said the statement...

Lots to fisk, eh?

First off, it's not "a symbol of division and animosity"; it IS a division but it has nothing to do with "animosity."  The "division" is exactly analogous to the locked door(s) in your respective residences, chancery offices, and churches, boys.

Second:  WHAT "financial austerity" are you talking about?  Trump--like Obozo--is a spendthrift.  In the highly unlikely event that you disapprove of Big Spending By Government, we may agree.  But I know better.  You love Government money-spending.  Stop the innocent-little-girl act.

Third"Destroy the Environment?  Be serious.  If The Wall is 2,000 miles long (it won't be) and if there is a TWO HUNDRED FOOT bare-ground space next to the wall, that's only 26,500 acres (or so) of "destruction.The USA occupies 1.9 BILLION acres.  If you're all that concerned, go plant a garden next to The Wall.  Be sure to maintain it.  (Quick question:  how much "environmental destruction" is done by your impervious-asphalt church parking lots, Excellencies??  Hmmmmm??)  UPDATE:  Looks like only 200 miles of border wall, so only a microscopic 2,650 acres of nuclear-grade environmental destruction, boys.

Fourth:  Prostitution and drug-sales in Juarez are doing just fine, even with The Wall which separates it from El Paso.  Legitimate business and governmental cooperation will continue, just as is the case in that sector.  Perhaps you've heard of "telephones" and "wireless", the Internet, "trucks" and "cars"?

Finally, if you are really concerned with "freedom to worship," Excellencies, how many Extraordinary Form Masses are available EVERY WEEK in each of your Dioceses?  (HINT:  An answer of "Ten or Less" automatically means that YOU prevent "freedom to worship.")

Maybe you'd best be concerned with the eternal salvation of souls and a bunch of evangelization, eh?  You certainly don't want to be like the South American Bishops, whose congregations ran off to the Fundies, do you?

By the way:  find someone with more than college-sophomore intellect to write your press releases, please!  You're embarrassing Catholics with this drivel.  

Milwaukee's LOUSY Snow Removal

Hand it to Channel Four for presenting actual (not fake!!) news on this matter.

Nutshell:  snow removal in the City of Milwaukee has been horrible.  The reporter here went beyond the old "people didn't move their cars" excuse which DPW loves to use because,........well,.........lots of cars were ticketed and towed.

And STILL the streets are narrowed, with serious visibility problems created by immense piles of snow.

So what does DPW have to say?

...Fifty-eight plow trucks had issues or broken equipment during snow operations this week according to DPW. They also revealed that they're short about 45 plow drivers. And, the drivers it currently employs, have no more than five years of experience....
IOW--and sadly, unmentioned by the reporter--Barrett's budgets cut back on maintenance, new equipment, and compensation scales for DPW.  

But to make up for it, Barrett gave the City a new CHOO CHOO TRAIN!!

Another city with 90++ years of Democrat and Socialist governance going down the Infrastructure Porcelain Tubes.  Here's my shocked!! face.....


OK, Beetle O'Rourke, Let's Tear Down That Wall!!

Apparently "Beetle" O'Rourke, who failed as a $70 million Senate candidate, thinks the the border wall should be torn down.

Donald Trump, who succeeded as a Presidential candidate, wants to build a lot more wall.

So let's compromise!!

Donald Trump can build all the wall we need to reduce or eliminate foreign invaders, criminals, drug traffickers, child-sex traffickers, and MS-13 gang members.........

EXCEPT

....around El Paso, where the President will accede to "Beetle's" wishes and tear it all down.

See!  We can compromise and be friends.  This will give "Beetle" and the Bishop of El Paso, +Mark Seitz, lots of opportunity for the personal charity they both espouse.

Right??

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Trump: THE Pro-Life President

There has not been a President who is so pro-life as Donald Trump in the last 50 years.  We all know that the Bushes were fake pro-lifers; the Democrats?  well.....  And there are very few REAL pro-life (R) Senators and Congressmen.

Why?

The Country-Club Establishment--as Rush Limbaugh has been saying for years--is firmly pro-abortion.  That was the position of the "enlightened" Republicans beginning in the early 1900's, and it has not changed one whit.  And for you who argue that the Bushes would not countenance infanticide, I remind you that a dead baby remains a dead baby. 

So it takes a somewhat-haphazard Presbyterian church member with a checkered sexual history to stand up for the babies.

And he does!

The night before last week’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump was hosting religious leaders and lawmakers for dinner at the White House when he spotted Democratic Senator Chris Coons — and pounced.

Trump confronted the Delaware lawmaker — who attended the event as the Prayer Breakfast’s official Democratic co-chair — over the issue of abortion, creating a tense scene in the White House’s Blue Room, according to three sources familiar with the exchange.

Trump leaned in close to Coons, who calls himself “a practicing Christian and a devout Presbyterian,” and laced into the Democratic senator over controversial moves to change statewide policies on abortion that have roiled New York and Virginia politics in recent weeks. “He was in his face about it,” said one person familiar with the exchange. The person described Trump as extremely “worked up.”

“He saw a Democrat in the room, a Democrat who’s known to be a person of faith, and he was like, ‘Why aren't you speaking out about this?’” the source added.

Another source who was in the room confirmed the account, describing the moment as both “awkward” and attention-grabbing. Rarely has Trump been so vocal about abortion when the masses aren’t watching, this person said...
. Remnant quoting MSNBC
Ann Coulter, soon to be a rabid cat-lady, doesn't like his border deal.  Charlie Sykes doesn't like anything about him.  The WarMonger Brothers, Kristol and Boot, want the US Army in Iran.  None of them understand priorities. 

Donald Trump DOES understand priorities.

To life!!  La'chayim!!  CHOOSE LIFE!!

 

RoJo: That's Not Who We Are.

Dear Senator Johnson,

Recently, you voted for a CR which:

1)  Expands child-sex trafficking;
2)  Continues the fatal dope-trafficking business;
3)  Reduces Border Patrol authority to confine suspicious illegal invaders;
4)  Turns on the green light for other invaders of the USA;
5)  Invites MS-13 members to continue colonizing major US cities.

That's Not Who We Are, Ron.  FOUR Wisconsin Republican Congressmen voted against it; but YOU voted with Mark Pocan, Tammy Baldwin (the Catholic-hater), Gwen Moore, and Ron (the Faker) Kind.

What in Hell is the matter with you, Ron?

Sincerely,

Actual Conservatives.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sen. Menendez' Affliction

News item:

Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez made the extraordinary claim Thursday that President Donald Trump could be “an agent of the Russian Federation.”...

More proof that syphilis makes you insane.

Netanyahu Channels Kristol and Boot: WAR!!!!

Since Captain Billy Kristol and Max Bootlicker have lost all influence in the US (except for the other War Party crazies), Benny Netanyahu has decided it's time to step up.

“What is important about this meeting – and this meeting is not in secret, because there are many of those – is that this is an open meeting with representatives of leading Arab countries, that are sitting down together with Israel in order to advance the common interest of war with Iran.” Netanyahu said....

"Common interest,", eh?

Speak for yourself, Benny.

Liar's Club

The fun begins!!

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein rejected allegations made by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to CBS News that he and other officials discussed removing the president via the 25th amendment after he fired James Comey, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) statement.

“As to the specific portions of this interview provided to the Department of Justice by 60 Minutes in advance, the Deputy Attorney General again rejects Mr. McCabe’s recitation of events as inaccurate and factually incorrect,” the statement said....

It's not hard to conclude that every single person at the higher levels of Government are liars.

But even Burlington wouldn't want them as residents.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nancy "Big Talker" Warns Gun Owners....

The more-than-ripe old bat from California emits a drooled warning from between her implanted teeth.

Chuck Schumer (D-NY) fiercely attacked President Trump on Thursday after Senator McConnell said Trump will declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding....
Ho-hum.

Here's the fun part:

...Pelosi then took her rhetoric to the next level and attacked the 2nd Amendment. Pelosi warned Republicans that the next president could declare a national emergency on guns,...
 Heh.  While I'm not as wrinkled and fetid as Nancy "Big Talk", by 2024 or so I'll be very friendly with the local funeral director.  Strictly precautionary, of course.

But if some Democrat President goes for national confiscation, I won't have much to lose if there's a hail of bullets.

IYKWIMAITYD.  

 The Gummint 'confiscators,' however, may have young families.


IYKWIMAITYD.

Smollet's Full of Crap

Yah, yah, I know; only 99 people in the country knew who this turkey was before the "attack."

And in about 6 weeks, it'll be back down to those 99.

He didn't want to lose his job, so he hired/conspired with a couple of BLACK GUYS to come up with the "MAGA attack." 

Loser.

Illegal? Fail a Gun-Check? "No Problem" Say Democrats

Fuggedabout whether this asinine crap will become law (it won't); just focus on the Democrat hatred of US citizens.  And it has a land mine besides that.

The House Judiciary Committee passed legislation known as the Bipartisan Background Check Act Thursday that would mandate background checks on all gun sale transactions and most transfers in the United States....

...Democrats, however, voted down one such amendment that would notify ICE authorities when an illegal alien fails a background check to purchase a firearm....
Got that?  The illegals attempting an illegal gun purchase will walk.

Nice.

As to the crapola "law" here, Republicans note that it is not enforceable.   So the Democrats have a land-mine solution:

The Daily Caller asked Rep. Jeffries how enforcement could work with the bill and he responded, “The Department of Justice and the FBI will have primary responsibility for enforcing the requirements that we hope will be enacted into law consistent with the values of the overwhelming majority of the American people.”...

IOW, it will be up to folks like Eric Holder, fascist consigliere, and James Comey, perjurer and all-around jackass, to regulate U S citizens into compliance.

Which FEEB wants to play the "raid" game first?  Are they married??  

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ruthie? Is This YOU??

Ace of Spades has a picture.  Many have asked if it is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Like Drugs? Vote Open Borders!!

The Koch Brothers-Pelosi-Schumer Open Borders results are coming in.

...DEA Special Agent in Charge Robert Murphy told Conservative Review that his office busted a methamphetamine lab run by the Cartel Jalisco Nueva GeneraciĆ³n (CJNG) in an affluent suburb near Atlanta. He called the operation “huge and sophisticated.”

“We knew they were in the process of making a major cook and it was going to hit the streets,” Murphy told the reporter. “We had no idea we were going to find the size and sophistication of what we found. They were taking the liquid meth that had crossed over the border in Texas and converting it back into solid meth.”...
Probably a lot of Democrat voters, too...

 “Only one person was in the country on some sort of legal status, and they were all working for (CJNG),” the DEA agent explained. “Mexican nationals absolutely control the entire methamphetamine smuggling process, and it’s all coming from the border – from the smuggling and the processing and the initial distribution all the way through the mid-level of trafficking.”

“There’s a nonstop flow of illegals willing to make the trip over for the amount of money they are going to earn from the cartels,” he stated....
Remember the Good Old Days when the only thing immigrants brought in was their family and their willingness to Be Americans?  

Kalifornia ChooChoo Kaput

The current Governor of California--unlike his predecessor--knows how to add and subtract.

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his “State of the State” address at the California State Capitol in Sacramento that he would abandon the state’s high-speed rail system because it was too expensive....

That's the reason he gives.  The real reason is this:  tax revenues in his State are dropping rapidly as people get out of there.  So yah, the choochoo is too expensive, when you consider the wrong-way-curve of taxes.

That sound you heard was Occasional-Cortex slamming her hand on the table.

Zounds! Macron Doesn't Like Us!

As usual, Bloomberg is clutching pearls and hits the fainting couch like a sack of age-wrinkled potatoes.

...A White House contact had warned Macron that Donald Trump was about to announce the pullout of U.S. troops from Syria.

Such a decision would be a body-blow to U.S. allies in the European Union. It risked releasing hundreds of Islamic State veterans and giving Russia’s Vladimir Putin influence over the flow of refugees which has fueled a populist backlash in the EU.  For Macron, it heightened his concerns that the U.S. might back away from another, more sacred commitment: the NATO defense alliance.

As Macron prepared for a call with the White House that evening, his view on Syria was informed by a broader realization after 18 months of frustrating efforts to woo Trump: EU leaders can no longer rely on the U.S. to help underpin European security....

Well, that's what the Globaloney-Bloomberg-Bushmen-NeverTrump bunch want you to think, anyway.

Reality check:  the "flow of refugees" is entirely the fault of Merkel, May, and Macron.  Orange Man Bad has nothing to do with it, and Putin's "control" is marginal at best.  Merkel, May, and Macron want open borders, they've retained open borders, and they are in big trouble with the actual citizens of their countries.

As to the US 'helping to underpin European security,' that's just bullshit.  However, it would be very nice if those leaky jackwads coughed up the cash they "promised" towards joint defense, eh?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Where In the World Is...........

Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Invisible for 53 days as of today.

"Honorable" Mueller: a Very Expensive Fraud

Screw him, screw the Feebs, and screw US "prosecutors" who suck our blood and show nothing.

“I don't think there'll be a report,” John Dowd told ABC News in a wide-ranging interview for the premiere episode of "The Investigation," a new podcast focused on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We're done.’”

Dowd was Trump's defense lawyer for a big chunk of "Honorable Mueller"'s investigation.

...“I know exactly what [Mueller] has,” Dowd said. “I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know what the conclusion or the result is,” he said, describing the sweeping efforts by Trump’s legal team to assess the case by speaking to dozens of witnesses. Based on that knowledge, Dowd said, “there's no basis. There's no exposure. It's been a terrible waste of time.”...
....Ehhhh....not so fast.

For $30 million, that bastard OWES us a report.

Some Bootlicking from Automotive News

Since Automotive News is a trade rag, you can expect that it will slavishly repeat whatever its auto-manufacturer (read:  sources of news) tell it to repeat.

And sure enough the news story today is that Buicks from Red China and spare parts built in Lower East Noplace-istan are VITAL, we say VITAL to the future of Detroit's current oligarchs.\

And their dealers, of course.

These damn fools think that you're dumber than they are:

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors each have said the levies have canceled out $1 billion in profit already.....
As we mentioned earlier, that "$1 Billion" needs context, so how about this:  the overall cost-of-doing-business for GM was much, much, much, much moreabout $134 BILLION last year.

The whine from Detroit is obnoxious, especially since in GM's case they're still using taxpayer money to export the jobs.....

Bless Me, Father, for I Have Sinned...

Unburden yourself from new sins!

[Pope] Francis noticed that he has rarely heard penitents accusing themselves in confession of having violated nature, the earth, or creation, because “we are not yet aware of this sin.”...
"Father, I farted in my home 3 times in the last week, once grievously.  This offended my current wife--you know her, Katie, the one I've taken up with following my civil divorce."

"OK.  For your penance, do NOT drive your car for three days.  Say hello to Katie for me.  Go in peace."

The New Scam: Sue US for Being Illegal

These "parents" tortured their children and expect US citizens to pay for it.

Six illegal immigrant families filed multi-million dollar claims Monday against the Trump administration over last year’s family separations, saying they need the money to pay for counseling and other medical care to heal from the “torture” they said they suffered....
The best thing that could happen?  Take the children permanently and drop the parents off at their home country.  And I mean "drop."  We have helicopters.

"Beetle" O'Rourke's Mexican-Flag Rally

Well, sure, he's a rich-kid who married up, and he has Irish blood.

But those Mexican flags at his rally (which was held in the USA) are the flags he prefers.


"Dealer-Less" Car-Sales? Heh.

Elon Musk is a legend in his own mind, but he has a lot of guppies on Wall Street who push his company's stock.  That's because Wall Street and the real world are quite separate, as we've learned from Donald Trump.

Anyhow.

Musk--in his idiocy--wanted nothing to do with car dealers because he had a better plan.  Well, yes, it's better for Musk--but not for his customers.

...Tesla customers in recent months have been venting on social media about trouble getting repair appointments, long waits for those fixes and flaws in newly delivered vehicles, whether they are the paint job or cracks in windows.

In interviews, several Model 3 buyers recounted their frustration with waiting for parts to arrive at body shops. David Kim of San Jose said he is still waiting for his Model 3 to come out of the shop after a collision in September. He said he was told by Tesla’s call center a few weeks ago that the auto maker was focusing its attention on making new cars.

David Kim’s Tesla Model 3 was damaged in a collision last September in the Los Angeles area; he is still waiting for it to come out of the shop....--Breitbart quoting WSJ
It ain't just body parts, either.  Mechanical and electric stuff goes wrong too, and when it does in SE Wisconsin, your new Tesla gets towed to CHICAGO.  We all love driving to CHICAGO, no?

I spent a very interesting hour with a mid-level manager from a very large auto-dealer services outfit:  Cox Automotive.  During that time, he explained to me that in 10-20 years, there will be no car dealers at all; that the manufacturers would simply sell direct to consumers, no problem, no fuss, no muss.

There are SO many things wrong with the assumptions underlying that assertion that it would be three more blog-posts; suffice it to say that I hope he buys a couple of Teslas for his family. 

Self-Driving Trucks? No, Thanks

It appears that "self-driving" cars are having a spot of trouble.

...Safety Research & Strategies Inc. reports that a new analysis of data related to car crashes involving Tesla vehicles autopilot feature has brought into question previous claims made by the NHTSA about the safety of Tesla vehicles. The government originally claimed that the autopilot feature reduced crashes by about 40 percent, while the new analysis finds a 59 percent increase in airbag deployments....

Granted:  GM, Ford, and Google (and, reportedly, Apple) are still in test-and-refine stages with their "self-drivers," so Tesla's miserable track record may not be a good comparison.

But there's another difference:  a fully-loaded 18-wheeler weighs FORTY TONS.  Eighty-thousand pounds.  If you are in the wrong place when one of them goes rogue, all the airbags on earth won't save your sorry ass--nor that of your wife and children.

The Libertarian Dream: "No Americans Need Apply"

So happens that I have some understanding of the IT biz, so Koch Brothers/Ultra-Libertarian dreams are familiar to me.

...A plan known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Kamala Harris (R-CA), as well as Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), would eliminate the U.S. country caps in the legal immigration system that would fast track outsourcing of white-collar American jobs to mostly Indian and Chinese nationals imported to the country by businesses, outsourcing firms, and multinational corporations....

This would likely result in about 300,000 additional IT imports within 12 months or so.

It's a very large extension of the current situation, wherein Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Intel (and lots of others, such as Fiserv, GE Medical, and Deluxe Data) hire imported labor.  Usually, these people are indentured servants because their green-card is tied to their employer:  if they quit or are fired, they are tossed out of the USA.

The scheme is very simple:  the US company will invent a "job description" which can ONLY be filled by foreign nationals by (for example) specifying software only used at the hiring firm and only "taught" offshore.  Convenient, eh?  The second way?  Offer a pay package which is horrible to a US native with college debt, but which is just fine for an immigrant sharing a 2-bedroom apartment with 4 other indentured servants.

As Tucker Carlson said:  if the US economy does not support US families, change it. 

The Koch Brothers and their allies in Government have it slightly different:  if US workers impair our profits, change THEM.

I'm sure Charlie Sykes will be along to tell us we're wrong.

More Crapola From FakeNews!

Reading Bloomberg's business paper is like reading news from another planet.  I suppose that's because it IS from another planet:  Mikeanus, (near Uranus), which is also in another galaxy.

See if you can find the propaganda trick here:

Sentiment among U.S. small businesses slumped in January to the lowest level since Donald Trump became president, as the economic outlook weakened amid the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown.

The National Federation of Independent Business’s optimism index fell 3.2 points to 101.2, the lowest since November 2016,...

Found it?  OK, then, I highlighted the trickery and deceit in red.

Sure enough, if you look at the NFIB chart, you'll find that under Obozo The Terrible, the NFIB chart was NEVER ABOVE 90.

Yah, that shutdown was terrible not a BFD at all.

Taxpayers Starving in the Streets

The FakeNews--even here in SE Wisconsin--is filled with Democrat operatives reading stories from the Pelosi Playbook.

According to them, taxpayers are starving in the streets due to tiny little refunds which are hardly enough to purchase a Mickey D meal, let alone three of them.

News anchors Script-readers evince concern as they desperately search through the streets for taxpayers who may have fallen down and cannot get up.  Some are reportedly asking "Where's the Beef??" as they enter their final agonies.

Children, shoeless and wearing rags, curse Trump for what he has done to them and their parents.

"Orange Man Bad!!"  They shout, echoing Fake News Script-Readers.

Thus ends the United States of America.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

"Permissive Will"? Nope. Try Again

Taylor Marshall Ph.D. and his associate debunk the "permissive will" theory advanced by a Madison-area priest, "Fr. Z."  (However, Fr. Z. has good recipes and travelogues.)

And it gets worse:  both the Spanish and Italian translations of the Pope's latest .........ahhh......deviation........are pure, simple, unquestionable, heresy.

You obviously have NOT been praying enough.


Counting on the Navy? Don't.

Vox excerpts an article which is frightening.

The US Navy is in horrible, terrible, awful shape.  And it ain't just Obozo's skulduggery, either, but there's no question that he fired the most effective torpedos.

Bad News From Madison, WI

Wiggy reports that the City of Madistan will actually apply SALT to its streets in hopes of de-icing them before the arrival of another 6-8 inches of snow.

This is bad news, of course; it means that the Legislature and good ol' Tony-the-Taxer will be at work. 

They're all interested in what remains in your wallet, as usual.  Letting them get to their offices is never a good thing.  Never.

Merkel Won't Change Her Spots

Germany chose to undermine US prosecution of a terrorist.

The United States has accused the German government of letting a convicted terrorist escape American justice. Turkish national Adem Yilmaz, responsible for the murder of two U.S. servicemen, was deported to Turkey despite an American extradition request to face trial in a New York court.

“Adem Yilmaz is responsible for the deaths of U.S. servicemembers,” U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell said on Thursday. “This failure to extradite him to the United States violates the terms and spirit of our Extradition Treaty.”...
Merkel is a Communist, people.  She got her start with the East German Communist government.  The Communists have been hand-in-glove with Islamic terrorists from Day One.

Who expected otherwise?

Sunday, February 10, 2019

What a College Degree Teaches

Hmmmm.  Seems that those little darlings you sent to college are coming out prepared to shoot you if you hesitate to accept Occasional-Kotex' view of the world.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Why "Green Pixie Dust" Is Wrong

Earlier, we pointed out some deficiencies of the "Green Revolutionary" proposal.

Perhaps the Socialists should have consulted this survey before running off their vapid, juvenile, screed.

...The American dream is more about freedom and family than money or homeownership. Significantly more people believe having the freedom to live their lives as they choose and having fulfilling family lives are essential to the American dream than think homeownership, wealth, and having a better quality of life than one’s parents are essential. This is true across demographic groups. About eight in 10 Americans believe they are living the dream or are on their way to achieving it....
That "family" part happens to be nature's law, recognized by the Catholic Church in all its official social teachings and it is the part which the Socialists MOST want to defeat--followed closely by the Church (and any of her daughters). 

Shunning Democrats? Yup.

The inestimable gift to beleaguered Catholics, Fr. Rutler, writes as follows:

...The equivalent for Comforter is Paraclete, or Advocate, which means “a strengthener who stands by the side of another” to plead on his behalf in a court of justice (cf. John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7; 1 John 2:1). This teaching comes from the Beloved Disciple, the object and bestower of singular tenderness. But he was not sentimental, for sentimentalism is sham love without sacrifice. Saint John was strong enough to stand with Our Lady and comfort her at the crucifixion after the older apostles had fled. The Beloved Apostle says in his second letter, and reiterates in his third, that those who are not faithful to the truth should be separated from those who are. “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him in your house or even greet him, for whoever greets him shares in his evil works” (2 John 1:10-11). By so saying, he does not slip into sentimentalism, and he prefigures the dictum of Saint John Paul II in a general audience of November 8, 1978, that “there is no love without justice.” A few years earlier, Archbishop Fulton Sheen phrased it thus: “Justice without love could become tyranny, and love without justice could become toleration of evil. That pastiche of love claims to feel your pain while inflicting it, and comforts you while destroying you....
And here Fr. Rutler joins St. John at the side of the Cross, unlike Peter (et. al.) who, though designated 'the leader', fled.  (Do you get the drift??)

...“What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. Expel the wicked person from among you” (1 Cor. 5:12). Had Paul demurred from speaking truth to Caesar in the hope of bringing him to a better frame of mind and parading with him on festive days through the Forum, he might have kept his head, at least for a while....
I repeat:  do you get the drift?  Recall that Fr. Rutler is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York....

Anyhow, there's a ruby-and-bolded aphorism above:  "Love without justice could become the toleration of evil."  That insight (and foresight) of Bp. Sheen should be the watchword for those who wish to be Conservatives in today's homosexualist-genderist miasma-malaise of politics.

It is perfectly Christian to SHUN people like Cuomo, or Fr James Martin SJ, or the Governors of Rhode Island and Virginia, or Tammy Baldwin and Mark Pocan.  

"Do not receive him in your house, nor greet him...." 

Bingo!! BASH!!!

What we have to look forward to.....

...A bingo game at a long-term care facility in Canada devolved into a brawl Tuesday afternoon, forcing police to respond, according to CBC News.

The scrum at the senior home started with a disagreement between two woman – a 79-year-old and the other 86 – over a chair, according to Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police Const. Sandra Barr....

Still able to throw punches!!

Bezos' Very Own Tiny Petard

Yes, well, schadenfreude abounds here.

Bezos and Charlie Sykes' MSNBC state (without evidence) that The Donald ordered NSA to intercept Bezos' telephone records to his paramour, including ......ahhh..........well, you know.  Bezos and Charlie Sykes' MSNBC further allege (without evidence) that The Donald ordered NSA to send those pictures to the National Enquirer, which specializes in such stuff.  The National Enquirer then suggested to Bezos that he might want to keep his $150 BILLION mouth shut about National Enquirer.  See, Bezos owns his very own National Enquirer, called the Washington Post.

Hmmmmm.  So why the schadenfreude?

...Amazon, the company that has made Bezos the planet’s richest human being, is a critical partner for the U.S. Government in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling surveillance state. Indeed, one of the largest components of Amazon’s business, and thus one of the most important sources of Bezos’ vast wealth and power, is working with the Pentagon and the NSA to empower the U.S. Government with more potent and more sophisticated weapons, including surveillance weapons....In December, 2017, Amazon boasted that it had perfected new face-recognition software for crowds, which it called Rekognition. It explained that the product is intended, in large part, for use by governments and police forces around the world. The ACLU quickly warned that the product is “dangerous” and that Amazon “is actively helping governments deploy it.”
“Powered by artificial intelligence,” wrote the ACLU, “Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in real time and recognize up to 100 people in a single image. It can quickly scan information it collects against databases featuring tens of millions of faces.”

If someone in The Government does not like you, it's child's play to ruin you.  Even if Bezos' facial recognition software works perfectly (it does NOT, of course), there are other ways.

...one of the stories we were able to report using the Snowden documents, one that received less attention that it should have, is an active NSA program to collect the online sex activities, including browsing records of porn site and sex chats, of people regarded by the U.S. Government as radical or radicalizing in order to use their online sex habits to destroy their reputations. This is what and who the NSA, CIA and FBI are and long have been....

It doesn't take much intelligence to know that Bezos loves him some Surveillance State, and not much more IQ to understand that Bezos has--or can create--exactly the same capabilities as NSA.

Noteworthy:  Amazon's spying AND NSA's spying were funded by BOTH PARTIES in the Government.

And they wonder why they got Trump.

Green Pixie Dust Revolution Begins With Envy

This is not a third-grader's essay.  This is the Socialist's paean to Envy.

...it is the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal...to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (referred to in this resolution as "frontline and vulnerable communities")....

Envy is the oxygen of this "statement". 

Envy is a vice which is encouraged and fueled by the Socialist-Marxists who wrote this tripe.  But Envy is not your friend; it is married to Greed, which is why the Catholic Church regards Socialism and Capitalism (pure) as flip-sides of the same coin.  

Third grade kids don't know much; neither do the people who wrote this drivel. 

Friday, February 08, 2019

Fun With Idiots Meme



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HT:  Ace of Spades

Pocan To Eliminate Cows, Cars, in USA

Sure enough, Pocan (DQLGBTXZ-Madistan) signed up to eliminate cows and cars.  Well, there are too many car dealers in Madison, and obviously too many cows near there.

Besides cows and (internal combustion) cars and trucks, the plan is to eliminate nuke plants and airplanes.  Want to travel?  You'll take an electric-powered high-speed train.  (Pocan and the rest will figure out that Hawaii, Europe, and Japan stuff later.)

(As usual, Baldwin, a vicious anti-Catholic, ducked.  Her strategy is to do nothing except slash and burn Catholics--and kill babies.)

The Federalist condensed the AOC-Pocan plan for you!!

  •  Ban affordable energy. GND calls for the elimination of all fossil fuel energy production, the lifeblood of American industry and life, which includes not only all oil but also natural gas — one of the cheapest sources of American energy, and one of the reasons the United States has been able to lead the world in carbon-emissions reduction.
  • Eliminate nuclear energy. The GND also calls for eliminating all nuclear power, one of the only productive and somewhat affordable “clean” energy sources available to us, in 11 years. This move would purge around 20 percent of American energy generation so you can rely on intermittent wind for your energy needs.
  • Eliminate 99 percent of cars. To be fair, under the GND, everyone will need to retrofit their cars with Flintstones-style foot holes or pedals for cycling. The authors state that the GND would like to replace every “combustion-engine vehicle” — trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars — within ten years. Charging stations for electric vehicles will be built “everywhere,” though how power plants will provide the energy needed to charge them is a mystery.
  • Gut and rebuild every building in America. Markey and Cortez want to “retrofit every building in America” with “state of the art energy efficiency.” I repeat, “every building in America.” That includes every home, factory, and apartment building, which will all need, for starters, to have their entire working heating and cooling systems ripped out and replaced with…well, with whatever technology Democrats are going invent in their committee hearings, I guess.
  • Eliminate air travel. GND calls for building out “highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.” Good luck Hawaii! California’s high-speed boondoggle is already in $100 billion dollars of debt, and looks to be one of the state’s biggest fiscal disasters ever. Amtrak runs billions of dollars in the red (though, as we’ll see, trains that run on fossil fuels will also be phased out). Imagine growing that business model out to every state in America?
  • A government-guaranteed job. The bill promises the United States government will provide every single American with a job that includes a “family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and a pension.” You can imagine that those left in the private sector would be funding these through some unspecified “massive” taxation. On the bright side, when you’re foraging for food, your savings will be worthless.
  • Free education for life. GND promises free college or trade schools for every American.
  • A salubrious diet. The GND promises the government will provide “healthy food” to every American (because there are no beans or lettuce in your local supermarket, I guess).
  • A house. The GND promises that the government will provide, “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for every American citizen. I call dibs on an affordable Adams Morgan townhouse. Thank you, Ocasio-Cortez.
  • Free money. The GND aims to provide, and I am not making this up, “economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work. Just to reiterate: if you’re unwilling to work, the rest of us will have your back.
  • Bonus insanity: Ban meat. Ocasio-Cortez admits that we can’t get zero emissions in 10 years “because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” The only way to get rid of farting cows is to get rid of beef.
This is the Party of Tony Evers, Tom Barrett, Josh Kaul, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, and most of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the US.

We're stuck with SOME of the above....