Thursday, February 20, 2020

That "Mike Got Fired" Ad......

You've probably heard/seen it 56,449 times in the last 10 days.  Michael Douglas voices it, and talks about how Bloomberg got fired, just like lots of other people.

Then Bloomberg had an idea, and started building computers for the investment banks, yadayada.

Heartwarming.  The "real American go-getter entrepreneur" story.

There's something that Michael Douglas doesn't tell you, though.

When Bloomberg was canned from Saloman Brothers, he was given a $10 million payout.

TEN MILLION DOLLARS.  He earned it, and deserves it....but that sorta changes the color of that story, doesn't it?  It's not really "po' li'l Mike" any more, eh?

Announcement

This is important.

Baconfest Milwaukee 2020 is coming to the Event Center inside of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino Feb. 23. 

The event, presented by Patrick Cudahy, will allow guests to try unique bacon creations along with classics prepared by some of the best restaurants in southeast Wisconsin. 

Tickets are on sale and every ticket includes a $15 Potawatomi Fire Keeper's Club reward play certificate, bacon sampling, bacon eating and bacon tasting, as well as a Baconfest MKE 2020 Pint Glass....
 Tickets for the first and second session are $35 and can be purchased here.

That is all.  Resume normal activity.

Lindsey vs. Your Internet Privacy

Well, yes, "internet privacy" is like "military intelligence."  Oxymoron.  OK.

But Little Lindsey, the Big Talk guy, has a Bloomberg-esque bill on internet regulation.

If Sen. Lindsey Graham gets his way, the federal government will launch another attack on online privacy. The South Carolina Republican will ask lawmakers to give Attorney General William Barr and the Department of Justice unchecked access to all of your messaging, file-sharing, and video-sharing tools....

Cute, eh?

But then Little Lindsey, bless his heart, goes the extra mile!  See, Little Lindsey, like all Congress-slime, doesn't want to be responsible for his action here.  So...........

...The commission’s “recommendations” would then go to the attorney general, who can approve or disapprove what are essentially new regulations. This means unelected officials would be granted vast power to regulate technology and invade our privacy....
....and Little Lindsey will be around to promise "REFORM!!!  REFORM!!" of the law when something goes wrong.  Which it will.

Little Lindsey knows how to keep his job.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

MU Prof Gets National Drubbing by Ace

The professor, a "Julia Anzari", suggests that "The Elites" should really be choosing party nominees for President.

...Her idea seems to be that the current primary system, in which citizens actually vote, fails to always produce candidates acceptable to the elites. So she proposes a system where in citizens actually elect "delegates" -- drawn from the elite, of course -- who are merely "informed" by voter's choice, but who are the ones who ultimately decide on a candidate....
Following that precis, Ace beats the crap out of this stuffed shirt twit.

...We've seen this tactic again and again -- the elite attempts to insulate itself from actual democracy by instilling layers and layers of governments and representatives and bureaucracies, trying to put as many protective barriers and possible between the people's will and their own private selfish choices....
Well, maybe just self-install a "Council of 1,000" who will name and inaugurate the President.  The 1,000 will be drawn from the ranks of PolySci profs who meet only ONE criterion:  they are Totalitarian.

Much simpler than Anzari's idea.  After all, why bother with an "election" when the Anointed Ones know who really, really, really, should be the President.

Bush Dynasty Bombs Barr

Well, we now know that the Ultimate Establishment/Deep State players--the Bush family--is getting very, very, nervous about Trump and Barr.  They've sent one of their lackeys into the fray.

...The fundamental problem is that he does not believe in the central tenet of our system of government—that no person is above the law. In chilling terms, Barr’s own words make clear his long-held belief in the need for a virtually autocratic executive who is not constrained by countervailing powers within our government under the constitutional system of checks and balances.  

Indeed, given our national faith and trust in a rule of law no one can subvert, it is not too strong to say that Bill Barr is un-American. And now, from his perch as attorney general, he is in the midst of a root-and-branch attack on the core principles that have guided our justice system, and especially our Department of Justice, since the 1970s....

While I'm not a fan of Barr, and while Barr does have an elevated affection for the Office of the President (not necessarily Donald Trump),  "un-American" is extremely strong language.

This "critique" is a side-slapper.  Moronic Humor Alert here:

....Far from emphasizing thorough, transparent, and evenhanded processes—like the investigations presided over by former Special Counsel Mueller and Inspector General of the Department of Justice Michael Horowitz—Barr has done whatever he can to suppress findings adverse to the president, and to endorse conclusions more favorable to Donald Trump....
Yah.  The "esteemed" Donald Ayer--loyal rump-kisser of the oligarchs--regards the Mueller Weissman hatchet job and the Horowitz Whitewash as 'thorough, evenhanded.'

So was Stalin's Cheka, Donald.

Anyhow--it's time to make sure the guns are clean and the ammo supply is sufficient.  It's no longer just the Deep State and Crazy Nancy's party:  the rest of the oligarchy is joining them.

The target is not Barr, nor Trump.

The target is YOU.


Jesuit-Educated. Hmmmmm.

Dwayne Wade was a Marquette University buckets star.

NBA basketball star Dwayne Wade told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that his 12-year-old son Zion, who considers himself a transgender girl and now goes by Zaya, has known since three years old that he was trans....

 Uh-huh.

Dwayne was educated by the Jesuits.  Any other questions??

Why a New Yoting System??

Cute story here about the town of Fulton's primary day.

In brief, Microsoft is in search of more revenue dollars, so they're invading the voting business.

Oh, goodie.

...The process appeared seamless. After checking in, voters received a key card to insert into a tablet. 

They then selected candidates on a touch screen. They printed the ballot and placed it in the ballot box.

They received a second printed piece of paper that provided a tracking code that they could use later to verify that their vote was counted, by logging into a Microsoft website.  

The verification system does not allow the voter, or anyone else for that matter, to see who they voted for....
"Seamless" is supposed to make you feel really good about this.

Looks sorta complicated, yes?

Yup.  And this test featured a printer that actually worked!!

"Harry" has it right:

...Harry, a tad older at 73, wasn't impressed by the new voting technology.

"I thought it's too many steps," he said. "Why not mark the ballot and put it in the box? If this was a presidential election, we'd be waiting in a line out the door to vote."...
Nobody gives a s*** about your convenience, Harry.  Bill Gates needs the damn money, and elections clerks don't like working overtime to count ballots.  So STFU, Harry.


Want a Dictatorship? Choose MiniMike!!!

MiniMike is the kind of Statist dictator that Bernie doesn't have the guts to be.

As New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg demanded that mothers breastfeed their babies and insisted hospitals keep baby formula under lock and key....

... The proposed ban on baby formula arrived soon after another one on sugary drinks in large containers to control obesity. In 2008, Bloomberg also banned trans-fats in city restaurants and demanded menus display calories contained in each food item....

His current project is to ban guns. 

It's not co-incidence that he admires Communist dictatorships.  It's logical.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Jeb! Has Demands

Noted by Vox:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Presidents’ Day audience of investors and money managers that it’s time for a return to civility in the nation’s politics.
"Civility."  Uh-huh.

That translates as follows: 

"The USA is just another country but has too much money, so we should spend a lot on undocumented residents." 

"Endless wars are good for the economy--ask any of my pals at the club who have invested in war machinery manufacturers."

"What's wrong with Northam's abortion approach?"

"We don't ever refer to Democrats as 'seditionists,' 'slime-balls', 'dishonest,' or 'traitors.'  NEVER.  Only Conservatives deserve such names."

"Daddy taught us that all Government employees are honest, hardworking folks who are sacrificing their lives for a lousy salary and rotten benefits for the American people  There is not a hint of selfish power-lust or dishonesty in their bodies.  That's what I believe!!"

"What is sauerkraut?"

"You don't need a gun with 10 bullets."

"I miss my Mom." 

One UW Campus That Should Close

We've mentioned that a few UW campuses should be closed because there will not be enough students to justify all the "colleges" that make up the UW system.  UW-Whitewater is taking the hit this year.  There will be more. 

Here's a UW-system college whose behavior merits a closing in the next year or so.

The Alliance Defending Freedom says that a University of Wisconsin-River Falls policy violates its students’ First Amendment rights. In a letter sent to the university on Monday, the legal group calls on the school to revise its policies “to ensure that administrators do not prohibit students from speaking spontaneously in public outdoor areas.”

“UW-River Falls’ policies currently violate the First Amendment and our client’s rights,” states Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in a letter to the university.

The non-profit legal group is representing Sofie Salmon — who recruiting members for a Turning Point USA (TPUSA) student group last September — was told by a university official that she needed to obtain permission from the school in order to exercise her First Amendment rights on the public university grounds.

The school official added that the police would be called if the conservative student refused to do so....
No surprise that a UW official wants to stomp on Free (conservative) speech.  The question is "Why keep this barnacle open?"

Monday, February 17, 2020

Farmers and Machinists: "Stupid", Says MiniMike

Maybe adding Hillary will actually IMPROVE his chances.  She's smart enough to keep her trap shut now and then.

..."I could teach anybody, even the people in this room" to be a farmer, said Bloomberg during a 2016 talk at Oxford University in a now-viral clip in which he called agriculture a "process"

"You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn, he added....
Damn!!  That's AOC-level stupid, Mikie.

But he wasn't done yet.

..."You put the piece of metal in the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job," he continued....
On the other hand, there's genius that only MiniMike has:

...Mr. Bloomberg then said working in the information economy is “fundamentally different, because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze. And that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter,” he said....
One wonders if MiniMike ever designed tools and dies or ever hedged futures.

Nah.


Titania McGrath Unchained!!

Turns out that Titania McGrath does live shows.

Brush up on your British before you watch.

HT:  AOSHQ

Intrinsically Disordered and Single

Mayor Pete has two problems:  he has the intrinsic disorder of homosexual inclination, and he is single regardless of his "thought" on the matter, because there is no such thing as "homosexual marriage" in the real world--the one governed by nature and nature's God.

Limbaugh was doing him a very large favor by trying to tell him that his campaign will not end well.

But Mayor Poofter doesn't take advice well at all, does he?

Sunday, February 16, 2020

How About Less Taxes, Wisconsin??

Since the State of Wisconsin expects $800+ MILLION in excess tax-take this year, the Assembly Republicans think State taxpayers should pay less in taxes.

By law, one-half of the money $400++ million) goes into Wisconsin's 'Rainy Day' fund, bringing that to over $1 Billion in reserves.

The rest??

...Assembly Republicans’ plan includes $214.5 million in individual income tax relief, $44.7 million in new exemptions for personal property, and an additional $100 million debt service payment. These changes would all apply to taxes in 2020.

The income tax cut will occur through increasing standard deductions. The deduction for “married joint” filers will go from $20,470 to $23,170 (for incomes under $144,670), for “individual” filers from $11,050 to $12,510 (for incomes under $120,361), for “head-of-household” filers from $14,280 to $16,170 (for incomes less than $54,504) and for “married separate” filers from $9,720 to $11,000 (for incomes less than $68,684). The average filer would see a $105 reduction in their income taxes for 2020, and $300 when combined with other tax cuts in the current budget....
Paying off $100 million in debt is a nice touch.

Can't wait for Tokin'Tony Maggie Gau to veto this.  

1,000 Brat Girls Screech at Adult in the Room

Apparently being an ex-employee of the Department of In-justice is like being a 13-year-old brat.

More than 1,100 ex-employees of the Department of Justice signed a letter calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign Sunday...

You get one guess why....

..."Although there are times when political leadership appropriately weighs in on individual prosecutions, it is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,"...
The last graf of the letter is here:

"We HATE YOU!!!  And we're slamming our door!!!!"
I might have made that part up.

Related, and the 'splanation:

It is axiomatic that Democrats and their controlled media will always telegraph whom they fear the most by their concerted vitriolic attacks on that individual. 

...the Democrats aren’t worried about the Roger Stone case; that’s just a wedge issue to discredit AG Barr and beat the drum that the DoJ has become highly politicized in the Age of Trump. (Never mind that former AG Eric Holder blatantly declared he was “Obama’s wingman.”) Their goal is to discredit the ongoing criminal investigation by John Durham and the DoJ review of Ukraine-related evidence by the US attorney in Pittsburgh by claiming that these are just an extension of President Trump’s “political vendetta” against his enemies. And what has given the Democrats even tighter sphincters is AG Barr’s decision to move politically-charged cases outside of Washington, DC, to get away from the corrupted system there that the Democrats have rigged for years to avoid justice. And that includes the initiation of an external review of the Michael Flynn case by prosecutors in St. Louis. The Washington DC US attorney’s office is the largest in the country with over 300 lawyers; one of its key focuses is the prosecution of politically sensitive cases. One need only compare the outcomes of the Greg Craig and Roger Stone cases to identify the polar extremes in how that corrupt system works on behalf of politically connected Democrats versus Trump allies. And the Democrats know it because they set it all up....
Here I thought they were just a bunch of 13-year-old girls.  Huh.  Turns out they're Democrats!

Downsides to Amazon Exhortation? Of Course!!

Oh, yes, there are 'downsides' to the Amazon document issued by Pp. Francis. 

And--as you'll see--Pp. Francis may have read Trump's book on negotiating. 

David Martin comments:

...Specifically, the pope in his exhortation:
  • Advocates an "inculturated liturgy" that incorporates Amazonian dance and rituals, and introduces the idea of establishing an Amazonian liturgical rite.
  • Recommends granting lay people formal authority over Amazonian parishes, and mentions their ability to "celebrate certain sacraments" (excluding the Eucharist and Confession).
  • Says women should be given formal positions in the faith community as a result of a "commission from the bishop."
  • Endorses the Amoris Laetitia approach of allowing Communion to those living in adultery, saying there is no "room … for a [traditional] discipline that excludes and turns people away."
  • Defends idol worship as witnessed with the veneration of Pachamama at the Synod, saying that it is not superstition.
Concerning idols, Francis says that we “should esteem the indigenous mysticism that sees the interconnection and interdependence of the whole of creation, the mysticism of gratuitousness that loves life as a gift,” as well as the “sacred wonder before nature.” ...
The language used is typically Francis-esque:  vague, thus open to "interpretation".   By the way, as to lay people's ability to 'celebrate certain sacraments,' why is that plural?  Aside from Baptism, there is no Sacrament which does NOT require a priest, deacon, or Bishop.  

Trump-ian?  You be the judge.

...While the exhortation doesn't explicitly support the idea of ordaining married men to the priesthood as some had anticipated, it appears that this was never a key part of the plan to begin with. The ploy was to initially scare conservatives with this proposal with the plan of easing up on it at the last minute in order to pacify the faithful and better gain their confidence in Francis' environmental program....
Ah, yes, the "environmental program."  How being a Good Steward includes eliminating CO2 emissions is beyond me--and beyond any reputable forestry scientist.  And having Jeffrey Sachs lecturing on matters of population........well.........
 
Mr. Martin fears that Actual Catholics will be seduced by Francis' 3-card monte negotiations.  Not likely, friend.
 

Barr's Job: Prevent Utter Collapse

In line with the post below, Sundance has a few comments. 

The corruption in the Department of InJustice (and the FEEBS) is so deep and so serious that Barr faces a choice:  if he looses the dogs of war and prosecutes all the offenders, the whole damn thing comes down.  OR he can do the shimmy-shimmy-shake on some matters and keep DOJ and the FEEBS running, at least temporarily.

Here's the part of Sundance's column that's relevant:

...In essence, regardless of Bill Barr’s outlook or opinion of what took place, he had no alternative except to defend the previous decisions.  As a result Barr has no option except to protect Rod Rosenstein.

If former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was ever to be prosecuted the same issues that surfaced with James Wolfe would surface again.  The actions by DAG Rosenstein in 2017 merged with the objectives of Andrew McCabe at the same time. {SEE HERE}

It can be debated whether Rosenstein collaborated with McCabe purposefully, or whether he was blind to the prior year corrupt activity within the DOJ/FBI and fell into a trap.  It doesn’t really matter what Rosenstein’s 2017 motives were; the facts show Rosensteins’ actions facilitated the goals of McCabe and the corrupt actors within the DOJ/FBI.

Those actions had consequences, very serious consequences, and those consequences are what matters.

There is no way of prosecuting Andrew McCabe without putting Rod Rosenstein into the same crosshairs of consequence. {Go Deep} Rosenstein facilitated the FBI operations being run by Comey, McCabe, Baker, Strzok, Page, Clinesmith, Pientka and eventually culminating in Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissman et al.

When you truly understand this context you also understand why Joseph Pientka III has a blanket protective order over him.  The all-encompassing protective order is as much about preserving and protecting the institution of the DOJ as it is protecting the fulcrum of corrupt activity Supervisory Special Agent One, Joseph Pientka III, represents.

The DOJ had to throw a bag over Pientka or eliminate him.  Thankfully, and not surprisingly, they chose the former and now he’s under protection....
Seth Richards was eliminated.  If I were Joe Pientka, I'd have 24X7 bodyguards.

Go ahead.  Hit all the links in the Sundance post (and read all of it.)  Prove him wrong.

Who Killed the McCabe Prosecution?

Andy McCarthy has a few things to say about the Two Kinds of Justice problem surrounding the McCabe prosecution.

There's no doubt in his mind that McCabe is guilty as Hell.  And there's no doubt in his mind that Papadopolous and Flynn were both screwed blue and tattooed for lesser offenses than McCabe's.

So yah, there are Two Kinds of Justice.

How did the Department of "Justice" screw up the case?  Well, here's an interesting part of the essay:

...We may never get a satisfying explanation for the Justice Department’s decision to drop the McCabe probe. That’s the way it is when such complicated reasons and motives are at play.

The aforementioned challenge of hostile witnesses is not to be underestimated. In addition, there are growing indications that the Justice Department had lost confidence in the U.S. attorney who was overseeing the probe, Jesse Liu....

There have been rumblings that the McCabe investigation was botched. Kamil Shields, a prosecutor who reportedly grew frustrated by her supervisors’ inordinate delays in making decisions about the McCabe probe, ultimately left the Justice Department to take a private-practice job. Another prosecutor, David Kent, quit last summer as DOJ dithered over the decision on whether to prosecute.... Reportedly, Liu advocated charging McCabe, but the DOJ may have harbored doubts about her judgment.
In other words, Liu dragged out the case to make effective prosecution impossible.

No matter the outcome, the Justice Department stood to take some hits if McCabe had been charged. Focus on McCabe’s leak would have drawn attention to pressure DOJ officials had put on the Bureau over the Clinton Foundation investigation (which, reportedly, is likely to be closed without charges). It would also renew interest in the question of whether the FBI improperly allowed McCabe to play a role in Clinton-related investigations when his wife, as a political candidate, got major funding from Clinton-tied sources.

Moreover, new Freedom of Information Act disclosures — made to meet a deadline set by District Judge Reggie Walton, which may explain the timing of the non-prosecution announcement — indicate that the Justice Department and FBI did not comply with regulations in what appears to be the rushed termination of McCabe, adding heft to the former deputy director’s claim that he was being singled out for abusive treatment, potentially including prosecution, because of vengeful politics....
Think that the FEEBS and In-Justice conspired to screw up McCabe's termination?  Why not?  Just another nail in the coffin of "equal justice"--so they went for it.

And finally:  there is no way in Hell that a D.C.-area jury will be impartial.  Roger Stone's case is one proof, and hardly the only one.  Were the case to be tried in Omaha, Oklahoma, or Green Bay--real America--things would be different.

 McCarthy is very hard on Trump's tweeting, by the way, for good reason.

"Republican Party Has TOO MANY LAWYERS"

Thus spake Steve Bannon, illuminating the entire continent with that brilliant statement.

Ever work in a place with too many lawyers advising them?

Right. 

Nothing ever gets done.  The place goes girly-girl.  Oh, lawyers minimize risk.  But in the end, the lawyers also minimize reward--except for themselves, of course.

TOO MANY LAWYERS may be the disease that finally kills the USA.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Bloomie + Hildebeeste? Please, Please, Please!!

While driving today, I heard an episode of "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", an NPR-syndicated show out of Chicago.  The show is usually funny (this one was) and entertaining (ditto.)  Noteworthy:  the show's host and a guest both took haymaker-sized whacks at MiniMike Bloomberg.  Trump was smacked only once.

I thought that was significant.  Then I read this piece of analysis:

...The substantial share of the Democrat base that is hard left will never turnout and vote for him. With supporters of Bernie Sanders already convinced (with evidence) that the 2016 nomination was stolen from him, the chances are nil that they will vote in large numbers for the man who has bought support from some of their party leaders. Instead, there is a decent chance that they will either stay home or support a splinter or small party radical leftist candidate....
Yah, well, wait until that Mike and Hillary ticket gets punched!!  It will be a LOT of fun to watch the Bernie Boyzzz burn down Democrat offices coast-to-coast.

Who else thinks that will happen?  Donald Trump.

...If a guy came in and bought the election, if they bought the Democratic nomination, I really think you'd have a revolution within the Democrat Party. You had a mini-revolution last time, right, but you would have a real — because they took it away from him the last time, or at least it was perceived....
If nothing else, it will be clear as daylight to ALL of the country that the Party of Monied Interests is, without a doubt, the Democrat Party.

Populists, arise!  You have nothing to lose but your country!!

A Mystery To Your Grandchildren

The lyrics to this Beach Boys hit will be a complete mystery to your grandchildren, even though the lyrics are right there on the screen in plain English.

Sad.

The McCabe Precedent

Sure, McCabe admitted that he lied to the FBI.

And sure, there was some sort of feeble-assed Department of Justice-for-Some grinding about the case.

And sure enough, McCabe--a certified Deep State snake--will not be prosecuted for the crime he admitted doing.

So what's the good news?

From here on, lying to the FEEBS will be very, very, very difficult to prosecute.

So yah--f*** the FEEBS and the lying lawyer-traitors at the Department of Justice-for-Some.

And buy more ammo.

Drug Companies Outsourced YOUR Health to China

The Global Elite Class has placed your health (and that of your children) in the tender hands of Communist China.  The deals were probably signed at Davos over champagne and canapes, and--given what we know about the Clintons and China--the Clintons probably took a commission.

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the United States’ dangerous dependence on China for pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce drugs in the United States....
So yah, you don't have to get the coronavirus to die from it.

Side question:  how many FDA inspectors are working in China?  India??

Friday, February 14, 2020

The FBI Is Deep Stench

Yah, it gets even more.......rotten.  And it's not in Denmark.

A month before the 2016 presidential election, the FBI met Christopher Steele in Rome and apparently unlawfully shared with the foreign opposition researcher some of the bureau’s most closely held secrets, according to unpublicized disclosures in the recent Justice Department Inspector General report on abuses of federal surveillance powers.

What’s more, Steele, the former British spy who compiled the “dossier” of conspiracy theories for the Hillary Clinton campaign, was promised $15,000 to attend the briefing by FBI agents eager to maintain his cooperation in their Trump-Russia collusion investigation codenamed Crossfire Hurricane....

That information was buried deep, deep, deep, in the IG report.

Whose F****CKING MONEY WAS THAT, Comey, you jackass???

Doing Nothing May Be Best

The Catholic Intertubes have been more than overloaded with opinions about "What To Do?" on Pope Francis.  Some think that the Cardinals must call an 'imperfect council' and depose Francis from the Papacy.  Others agree--sort of--by declaring that B-16 is still the Pope, thus Francis is an anti-Pope and should be tossed out of the Vatican. 

A few Cardinals--including Wisconsin's very own Cdl. Burke--have openly questioned one of Francis' documents, but notably have NOT called for his removal, nor voiced an opinion about the status of B-16.

So this is interesting.

...One might reasonably argue, however, that Bergoglio has already attacked the foundations of the Church with his outrageous authorization of Holy Communion for public adulterers in “more complex cases.” Or his absurd “development” of the Church’s teaching on capital punishment, declaring “inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person” what the Church has approved for 2,000 years, based on divine revelation, precisely as a defense of the inviolability and dignity of the person.

Here, however, we encounter the question whether the Holy Ghost has allowed the Church to be afflicted for a time by a de facto antipope whose election cannot be contested and whose papacy must be presumed valid until such time as a successor Pope or Council declares otherwise. On that vexed issue, in my view, we can have nothing definitive to say, meaning nothing by which the Church as a whole could gain operative certitude and proceed accordingly. What is certain, however, is that this Pope must be opposed in his efforts to undermine the Faith....
Christopher Ferrara is obviously not a fan of Francis.  

The situation worldwide is similar to the situation in Milwaukee when Rembert Weakland was appointed Archbishop here:  the Holy Ghost allowed this Church to be afflicted for a time.  There was some good that came from that affliction--a lot of Catholics had to go back to the books on doctrine, dogma, and praxis, meaning that they had to REALLY learn the Faith.  The same applies here.

So, as Ferrara implies, sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all, except pray as though everything depended on God.  After all, it does!

The Curious Case of Imran Awan

The Paki national mentioned in the title is suing a reporter from the Daily Caller AND Regnery for 'defamation,'

Discovery in this lawsuit will open another picture-window to the Establishment and its faithful dog, the Deep State.

A couple of samples.....

...As Ryan Saavedra of the Daily Wire reported in December, the Department of Justice said it could not release records on Imran Awan due to “technical difficulties,” but later admitted in court documents that it could not release the records “because there is a secret ongoing case related to the matter.” The DOJ also failed to produce Capitol Police records requested in a Judicial Watch lawsuit, on the grounds of “technical difficulties.”

Also in play was a “sealed criminal matter” and the government declined to reveal the information “pursuant to an order issued by the Honorable Tanya S. Chutkan.” She is the POTUS 44 appointee who postponed Awan’s case six times then cut him a sweetheart deal in 2018.

The Pakistani-born Awan came to the USA through the immigration lottery system. He earned an IT degree from Johns Hopkins but did not work for any of the six IT firms officially vetted for congressional offices. Even so, DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz not only brought Awan aboard but hired his wife and other family members, though none had degrees in information technology....
Far be it from anyone to suggest that Wasserman-Schultz was compromised, resulting in this very strange group of hires.

Further into the narrative, we see this:

...The Awans appeared to be thieves, Horowitz wrote, “but it was likely they were something more.” One of the recovered items was a laptop bearing the initials of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Awan, who did not qualify for a security clearance, knew the password to the iPad used by Schultz for Democratic National Committee business. Awan was fired by every House member except Wasserman Schultz, and Capitol Police failed to search the Awans’ homes or arrest Imran Awan....
There are a lot of people in D.C. who seem to 'think' that US national security is irrelevant, or a dead letter.

Out here in flyover country, we don't agree.



Overdrawing Domestic Security: the Big Banks

It's always been the case that Big Banks ran their own foreign policy, lending to various dictators and slimebuckets around the world and in the US.

But since FDR, the FedGov put its FDIC 'seal of approval' on them.  What's to worry about?

...Executives for Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Barclays, and SunTrust have said they will no longer provide depository services to federal contractors with ICE for no other reason than their opposition to national immigration law. These six banks alone control over $7 trillion in combined assets....
Perhaps that "FDIC seal of approval" will go away for them.

...Under Rubio’s legislation — which Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) are co-sponsoring — big banks with assets over $50 billion would have their Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance removed if they refuse to provide services to federal contractors.

“Some of our nation’s largest banks have decided to cater to the radical left’s ‘woke’ agenda by abusing their systemic influence in our economy to deprive law-abiding federal contractors of banking services critical to their business,” Rubio told Breitbart News in a statement. “Banks have a right to deny funds to certain businesses, but they shouldn’t enjoy taxpayer-provided guarantees if they are undermining the public policy of the United States.”...
The proposed legislation is merely a warning shot.  Banks control plenty of Senators and Representatives (remember Chris Dodd?) so there's little chance that the banks will take a hit here.

But warnings like this are a sign, like getting an overdraft notice.  You know what happens after you get too many of those, right?

Thursday, February 13, 2020

"Crisis" Misses the Crisis

We've been reading Crisis' on-line essays (2 a day!) for several years.  Generally, they're on target.  Now and then, they miss the 10-ring--and in fact, they miss the 5-ring, too.

In an essay which nears Pollyanna level, Michael W Davis praises Pope Francis and has a criticism of Prof. Mahoney.  This essay is one of those which misses the 5-ring with the bullet going off to the left someplace, I guess.

...just last week, National Review’s March edition appeared on the NR website. Its cover is adorned with a cartoon of a dour-looking Francis; the lead article, “Wayward Shepherd,” was written by Assumption College professor Daniel Mahoney. After describing the Pope’s worldview as “a modish and unthinking progressivism,” Professor Mahoney goes on to say: “Let us hope that Pope Francis comes to see the need to uphold authentic continuity in the Church—fidelity to her old wisdom—and not a frenzied chasing after change for change’s sake. This is a hope that is fully in accord with the filial respect that faithful Catholics owe the Holy Father.”...
Mr. Davis does not think Prof. Mahoney will praise Pp. Francis about his exhortation on the Amazon.  Whether or not Prof. Mahoney is moved to respond, some things need be said.

For openers, Mr. Davis,  Francis I has IGNORED a very serious Dubia issued by four sober Cardinals of the Church for one thousand two hundred forty-two days as of this date.

Their Dubia raised questions as to whether Francis was transmitting 'authentic continuity of teaching--the wisdom of the Church' in matters of marriage and the Eucharist. 

Francis I has also spread confusion regarding whether Islam is "the will of God," and then had to "clarify" it in the face of licit, grave, and rational criticism from all quarters.

Pope Francis has sent mixed signals on all sorts of issues; remember "breed like rabbits"?  He decided to allow the Communists in China to--effectively--run the Church in that country, and has utterly failed to stop (much less reverse) the questionable money-handling at EVERY level of the Church in the West.  His Academy of Social Sciences invites guest speakers who are enemies of the Church and of people in general.

Mr. Davis, there is the crisis. 

Just as Prof. Mahoney suggested, filial respect demands that faithful Catholics point out the obvious and pray for the Church.........and the Pope.

Abortion IS Abortion

The traditional battle lines emerge in the pro-life camp.  And (now-) Cardinal Dolan's BFFs are still on the wrong side (!)

A group of Republicans are seeking to change the state constitution to prevent courts from keeping abortion legal, but Democrats contend the measure could outlaw some forms of birth control.

The tactic has split abortion opponents, with some saying the proposed constitutional amendment would hurt their long-term goal of outlawing abortion....
OK, so why the 'split'?  Simple.

....Opponents said changing the constitution could result in courts ruling life begins with the fertilization of an egg and make IUDs or other forms of birth control illegal....

... The measure has the backing of Pro-Life Wisconsin but is opposed by the state’s largest anti-abortion group, Wisconsin Right to Life. ...
Wisconsin Right to Life is the Bush family's kinda-sorta-mostly 'pro-life' outfit, and during his last couple of years here in Milwaukee, then-Abp. Dolan made nicey-nice with them--cutting dead Pro-Life Wisconsin, which is 100% pro-life.

Thanks, Abp. Dolan!

Naturally, the opponents go directly to hysteria as "argument."

...”That idea scares us so much because as soon as you recognize the rights of that fertilized egg, which most of us don’t know is inside of us, then you put us up for criminal penalty if we smoke a cigarette, if we take birth control, if we go rock climbing, if we take chemotherapy because we have cancer,” said Sara Finger, executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health....
Sara thinks that Wisconsin is Saudi Arabia, I guess.  But she isn't alone; a much-better known name also has Dark Premonitions:


...James Bopp Jr., a nationally known attorney who has done work for Wisconsin Right to Life, testified Thursday that there was no way to know how courts might rule if the amendment were adopted — and they might rule in a way that makes it harder to ban abortion. 

"This is too risky," he told lawmakers....
Risky compared to what, Jim?  Another 50,000 dead babies?

There's a reason that I used the name "Bush" in the comments above.  Wisconsin Right to Life shows you how the old-style Republicans "fought"--that is to say, not at all.  (Besides, they aren't really pro-life; they're pro-comfort.  BIG difference.)

Now if only Abp. Dolan had tried "evangelization" instead of "accomodation"...........

Nah.

UPDATE:  Lots more information at the LifeSite story on this movement.



"Justice" Dep't Toilet Needs a Really Big Flush

It's becoming clear that the Department of "Justice" is a toilet which is clogged with feces-with-law-degrees.

Time for a really, really, big flush.

In recent weeks, the Justice Department’s approach to Flynn has created a debate between career prosecutors who want him to serve prison time and top political officials at the Justice Department, who advocated for probation only. Attorney General William Barr was angry, for instance, when prosecutors asked the judge in January to consider prison for Flynn, because Barr had thought his underlings wouldn’t advocate for that--CNN quoted at Gateway
Pretty much the same issue which arose with Stone (I repeat:  I don't like Stone at all.)

Nuking the DC, NoVa, and SDNY "Justice" offices would be a good start--but only a start.  There are plenty of other shits scattered around the "Justice" toilet.  Blow them all off and start over if necessary.

Bloomberg: The Dems' Little Hitler

No matter how much he spends, MiniMike is not a Democrat-kinda-guy.  Larison mentions a few of his "NO RIGHTS FOR YOU!!" moments.

There's this little matter:

...His attempts to “apologize” for the stop-and-frisk policy in New York would be more meaningful if he weren’t lying through his teeth about his support for it. According to Bloomberg, this was a policy that he merely inherited before getting rid of it, but the truth is that he escalated it and was forced to stop it because of a court order...
"Constitutional rights" and all that.

We're not done.

...Alex Pareene recounts how Bloomberg had hundreds of protesters arrested ahead of the Republican National Convention simply to keep them off the streets...
So another court finds MiniMike's 'preventive arrests' plan illegal:

...A judge held the city in contempt of court for failing to abide by a state policy that gives people in jail the right see a judge or be released within 24 hours....

And there's his famous "That soda is TOO BIG for you to drink" decree.  Also un-Constitutional.

Worst is MiniMike's blind-rage hatred of guns and their owners.  He has funded every single anti-Second Amendment group, ad campaign, demonstration, and 'movement' that exists in this country.

Can't blame him, of course, as the Second was written precisely to arm citizens against totalitarian Little Hitlers...........like MiniMike.




Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What the Hell Happened to Charlie Sykes?

Yah, we all know that Charlie was a cog in the Establishment-"Conservative" wheel; he bragged that he was NOT a Republican, but a Conservative........

Until he saw Donald Trump.

Now, Charlie has gone stark raving mad, joining hands with his Neo-Con buddies and taking the money of Pierre Omidyar--a serious Lefty moneybag.

🚢 🚢 🚢 🚢 🚢

And also taking very nice cruises. And dismissing the attempted murder of Trump volunteers in Florida as "unimportant."

Stark. Raving. Mad.  Too bad. He was a nice guy.

On Catholic Bishops

Saw this line and thought it was worth repeating here.

...It’s not that many Catholics listen to bishops, of course. In theory we see them as heirs of the apostles and teachers of doctrine. But in fact, most bishops in Western countries haven’t filled that role since Fulton Sheen was on TV....

Zap!

Schmeissing Robert Mueller. Good!

Trump, no longer under the ropes of the Lilliputians, unleashes the Ma Deuce, and Devin Nunes tells us that there's a lot more to come.

On Wednesday President Trump accused Robert Mueller of lying to Congress.

Dirty Cop Bob Mueller lied SEVERAL TIMES in testimony and in reports to Congress while under oath as we have reported.

In December 2018– A report by journalist Paul Sperry says conflicted Robert Mueller withheld evidence from the court that would exonerate President Trump from the latest accusations of Russian collusion during the 2016 election.

In May 2019– Rep. Devin Nunes accused the Mueller Special Counsel of lying to the American public in their report. Nunes accused the Mueller team of lying about Joseph Misfud. Dirty cop Mueller alleged in the report that Joseph Misfud was a Russian operative. This was a lie. Misfud worked with Western operatives. He is suspected of being an FBI trainer and asset.

In August 2019– According to Mr. Mifsud’s attorneys their client was working for the CIA and was NOT a Russian operative as reported by the Mueller witch hunt team of liars....
THIS is why Mueller pretended to have advanced Alzheimer's during his final appearance before Congress.  In fact, the Democrats deliberately set it up so that Mueller could do his "sundown" act.

Oh, but there's more!!

Here, Nunes tells Lou Dobbs that there is a great deal of interest in the dirtball-sleaze four lawyers who put on their little dog-and-pony "I QUIT!!" show yesterday for the Press.

Does disbarment last longer than 25-to-life in the Graybar Hotel??

Another Seditionist Body-Slammed by Trump!

Sundance, the blogger with the most in-depth knowledge of the Resistance/Establishment, has been warning Trump about this woman for a couple of months.

Trump read the material and acted.

...President Trump is withdrawing his nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu to serve as the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a top position overseeing economic sanctions, according to two sources with direct knowledge.

Behind the scenes: This was “the president’s call,” according to a former administration official familiar with the situation....--Axios, quoted at RedState
Streiff sums up Liu's stinkpot of screwing Trump:

...The fact is that Liu has shown either incredible weakness or major league duplicity and she has done so apparently thinking she was bulletproof. No sane US Attorney would have allowed refugees from the Mueller probe to coagulate in her office. She would have sent them back to wherever spawned them. Her actions with the Awan crime syndicate remains inexplicable if you rule out hostility to the Trump administration as a motive. The dog’s breakfast that is the Flynn case should never have been allowed to happen....
By the way, Liu was a Republican (GWB) appointee long ago.  Surprised??

More here from Lou Dobbs.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

"Bonchie" Self-Owns at RedState

While decrying Katie Tur for her asinine assertions ('reporters are like firefighters,'  'gerrymandered Senate seats', etc.) poor ol' Bonchie makes his own not-so-informed egregious error.

That’s why car loans are typically 3-5 years.
No, Bonchie.  That was during the late 1970's.

Currently, most car loans run 5 or 6 (mostly 6) years unless the car is decrepit and/or the consumer's credit is horrific.

Not that either of those conditions applies to you, Bonchie......

Fed Prosecutors Quit. No Loss There.

Awwww.  The widdle boyzzz didn't get to beat the convict into submission with their rubber hoses.

Awwww.   ADDED:  See info on the flouncy-departers below....

Four federal prosecutors dramatically quit the criminal case against Republican operative Roger Stone as the Department of Justice reduced their recommendation that a judge sentence the longtime ally of President Donald Trump to up to nine years in prison....
I happen to think that Stone is a jackass of the first water.

But NINE YEARS for entrapped process crimes?

Good riddance to the poor things.  There are slots available in Red China for people just like them.

ADDED:  The Flouncy Four lied to the DoJ about their sentence recommendation.

“The sentencing recommendation was not what had been briefed to the Department.”
My goodness.

Lying Federal lawyers.  I'm shocked, I say.  Shocked!!

Russians Jigger Milwaukee Election

There's no other possible explanation.

The RUSSIANS RUSSIANS RUSSIANS did this at the behest of TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP.

The Milwaukee Election Commission sent Spanish-language absentee ballot instructions to 2,038 voters incorrectly listing the date of the spring primary as Feb. 20.

The primary takes place Feb. 18....
Call Adam Schiff.  Call Nancy the Ripper!!  Call Nadless!!!!

Yes, IRS Is Incompetent

While IRS officials were busy persecuting Conservatives and running ID theft-tax fraud rackets, they were also issuing lots of tax refundsTo the 23,994 people living in the same house in Atlanta.

Surprised??

The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).,,,
Any first-year auditing student knows "exception reporting" principles.  IRS doesn't waste money on those sorts of people.  Nope.

Oh, yes, there's more!!  Glad you asked!!!

...according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

Other locations on the IG’s Top Ten list for singular addresses that were theoretically used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers, included an address in Oxnard, Calif, where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874; an address in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212; an address in Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608; an address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302; an address in San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027; and an address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877....
Here's a hint to IRS:  HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE IN ONE HOUSE??  Eleven thousand??  Two thousand, five hundred??  Twenty-four thousand??


Trump's Budget. Good Stuff!!

There's a glimmer of hope here.

Therefore, the Democrats will rip this up while their heads explode.  They will be joined by a number of nominally-Republican Big Spenders/Chamber of Commerce apparatchiks. 

The White House has unveiled a $4.8 trillion budget proposal for 2021. The proposal includes $590 billion in non-defense spending and $740.5 billion in defense spending. It also lays out a plan to eliminate the federal budget deficit over the next 15 years.

The White House wants to cut funding next year at the Commerce Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Education Department, the USDA, the State Department and the Labor Department.

The proposal also includes several ways to reduce the costs of Medicaid and Medicare, including work requirements. The White House left a blank for a prescription drug pricing plan, which signals an openness to work with Congress....

Not likely that ALL of this will be done, but knowing Trump, SOME will get done no matter what Nancy the Ripper does.

ADDED:  More on the budget here, along with a message to Republicans.

Local Rag Still Lying About "Quid pro Quo"

We expected exactly what we got here:  the continuing lie about Sondland's testimony.

Here's the local rag's lie:

...The Wisconsin Republican became a key figure of the president's impeachment over withholding military aid from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into Trump's political rivals after Johnson told the president he didn't want aid tied to such information gathering — a quid pro quo Johnson learned about from Sondland.  ...
Not exactly the truth.  While Sondland may have said 'There is a quid pro quo', Sondland's testimony is different.  VERY different.  Sondland states that he PRESUMED the quid pro quo--he did not KNOW that it existed.  Further, Johnson has often said that the President forcefully denied asking for a quid pro quo--something that the J-S failed to mention.  (See image below).

Why was Trump thinking about withholding aid?

Trump said he was considering withholding the aid because of alleged corruption involving the 2016 U.S. election

At least THAT part of the J-S story is true.

https://static.pjmedia.com/trending/user-content/51/files/2019/11/sondland-addendum.png

Monday, February 10, 2020

Oh, Really, Amy?

Klobuchar begins the name-calling by telling us that Trump voters are not patriotic.

No wonder her office staff can't stand the old hag.

The Kids: Patriots!

Reported from Virginia:

When students at Franklin County High School in Virginia were told they could not fly the American flag from their trucks because it might be offensive – they did what any red-blooded American teenager would do: they flew the flag anyway.

That's east of Christiansburg, a city in which I spent a few days.  We could not walk from the bar-room to the dining-room while carrying a cocktail in that town.

So it's not exactly a hotbed of Woke Bullshit, is it?

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Graham: RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA!!!! Run! Hide!!!

After 30 seconds' thought, Lindsey Graham (Loudmouth, SC) has his excuse.

...The South Carolina Republican said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" that there are legitimate questions about whether Hunter Biden's position on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, posed a conflict of interest for his father, whom former President Barack Obama had tasked with tackling corruption in Ukraine. 

"But if Rudy Giuliani has any information coming out of the Ukraine, he needs to turn it over to the Department of Justice because it could be Russian propaganda," Graham said....

...Graham said, "any documents coming out of the Ukraine against any American –Republican or Democrat – need to be looked at by the intelligence services." 

"Because Russia is playing us all like a fiddle." ...
Yup, Lindsey.  The "intelligence services" like those occupied by the butt-boyzzz of Comey, Holder, Brennan, and The Clap  per.

Don't forget the National Security Council, where some REMFs spread Ukrainian propaganda like fertilizer on a cornfield (and it smelled just as bad.)

The only remaining question is "How long will it take to completely bury this stuff?"

Say Goodnight, Uncle Feely-Joe

This is the end of his campaign.

...A female econ student asked Biden about his poor performance in Iowa at an event in Hampton, New Hampshire on Sunday and Biden lost his cool.

Biden snapped at the young woman and asked her if she’s ever been to a caucus before.

When the woman said yes, Biden snapped, “No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”...

'S better for him.  The Alzheimer's only gets worse; by July he wouldn't know his own name.

Andy McCarthy, Hand-Wringer (?)

Generally, Andy McCarthy is a solid guy.  But here he's showing signs of the TDS flu.  Too bad.

...To say the president is defiant, that he is without remorse, understates the matter.

The president would not pretend to be either sorry or grateful for his reprieve....
McCarthy wrinkles his nose at Trump's explicit mention of Biden.  That's so.......ahh.......distasteful..........you know.

Well, Andy, get used to it.  The President--to the roaring approval of millions of voters--is going to .............distastefully........lay bare the corrupto-crap filling every single closet in Washington, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.  

Andy does observe that the Democrats are horribly wrong on nearly everything--how could he not notice?

One other thing:  McCarthy makes a claim here....

...Biden would not have been hurt even if there had been an investigation — especially once it became clear that Trump’s own Justice Department did not suspect Biden of violating American law...
..........and that claim is wholly without evidence. 

First off, SOMEONE in the Department of Coverup (formerly "Justice") knew all about the Biden corruption(s.)  That could NOT have been a secret during the Obama Mal-Administration.  Secondly, just because nobody at the Department of Coverup SAYS there's 'no suspicion,' does not mean that there IS 'no suspicion.'  I don't trust Bob Barr--but he and Durham could have been on this for several months.  Do you REALLY think that Giuliani (and Glenn Beck) are the only people on Earth with evidence?


Buck up, Andy.  The best is yet to come!

Saturday, February 08, 2020

A Bernie Bleg

Snatched from PowerLine, of course.

Bishop Rip Van Tobin Awakens!!

Apparently this poor fellow has been asleep since about 1975 or so.

So when Bp. Rip vanTobin of Rhode Island woke up and read the newspaper, he had a question.

..."As the presidential primary shifts to New England, it's sad to note that all of the major Democratic candidates are pro-abortion, supporting even partial-birth abortion," said Bishop Tobin in a Feb. 4 tweet.

"Where are pro-life Democrats supposed to turn?" he said.  "Or are pro-life voters not welcome in the Democratic party?"...
Umnnnhh.....Excellency.........here's a good place to start answering your own question.  Read it and weep.

And welcome to the Republican Party!!

The Vatican Rot, Bp. Sorondo Edition

As usual, LifeSite has the story.  As usual with Bishops (and Cardinals), politics over-rides Canon Law and the sensus fidelium.  In this case, TWICE!

A Vatican bishop has defended giving Holy Communion to the pro-abortion president of Argentina and his mistress during their recent visit to the Vatican, saying it is only a “problem” for U.S. Catholics and Cardinal Raymond Burke. ...
So what does Bp. Sorondo have to say about this?

...Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, vigorously argued that canon law “obliges” a priest to give the Eucharist to openly pro-abortion politicians who present themselves for Communion. The Argentine prelate said that only someone who has formally been excommunicated can be refused the Sacrament....
Oh, really??

...Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law states: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”...
This political worm--"Bishop" Sorondo--did exactly what thousands of Judas-prelates have done over the years.  It would be easy to write it off as "his problem" vis-a-vis his particular judgment, but that would be wrong:  this is a scandal from which some of the Faithful will take the wrong lesson.

By the way:  may I, too, have a mistress and partake of the Body of Christ?  Is 'having a mistress' not "manifest grave sin" any more?

Pray harder. 

Dumb, Dumber, and Katy Tur

Since we don't watch MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX, we missed this display of Teh Stupids from a woman on Charlie Sykes' network.

...On Friday, [Katy] Tur, who became media-famous in 2016 after then-GOP candidate Donald Trump was mean to her, asked a guest whether gerrymandering could be used to break up the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate.

"Is gerrymandering something that would help improve the situation? How does that sort of divide promote consensus in the Senate, or even in the House?" she asked....
This is AOC-level ignorance.  But remember, "the press" has superior intelligence.  That's what they tell us, anyway....

Friday, February 07, 2020

The 44 Crazies in Congress Include Pocan

Tucker Carlson dug into the "New Way Forward" act.  It's horrible.  Short version?  The new plaque can read "Give me your criminals, your perverts, your child-rapists, your drug-lords!   They'll be free here."

But it IS the dream of 44 Democrats in D.C.  They're members of the House of Representatives.

But who, exactly, do they "represent"?  Foreign child-rapists?  Foreign drug-sellers?  Foreign murderers?

Why is Mark Pocan a co-sponsor, for example??  We expect Grialva, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar (who has her own criminal activities to worry about),  Tlaib the "MF", Crazy Barbie Lee, Black Panther Bobby Rush, and Shakowski, who's married to a Democrat "enforcer".  They're all pretty reliable anti-Americans.

Nice of them to put it on the record for all to see.

The bill is going nowhere, of course.  But that's not the point.  The point is that 44 Democrat members of Congress are perfectly OK with inviting foreign criminals--depraved actors--to the US, where they can live happily ever after.

Who the Hell do these 44 jackasses think they represent??

Mini-Mike Says He's "Intelligentsia" Member

Now I know why he should be the next President--he's smarter than people in the Midwest.

...billionaire Democrat candidate for president Michael Bloomberg, is seen telling leftists that the trans issue is a loser in the American heartland. Specifically, because parents in the Midwest can’t understand why “some man wearing a dress should be in a locker room with their daughter.”...

...Explaining his position on transgenderism, Bloomberg said, that only the “intelligentsia” can understand why “some man wearing a dress should be in a locker room with their daughter.” But he appeared to take this position under the assumption that people in the Midwest just aren’t smart enough to grasp the facts.

“We, the intelligentsia — people who could make it into this room — we believe in a lot of things in terms of equality, and protecting individual rights, that make no sense to the vast bulk of people,Bloomberg said....
You said a mouthful there, Mikie!!

Ever occur to you that you might be off on the wrong foot, Mikie??

Thursday, February 06, 2020

The Flim-Flam Man: Your Newspaper "Reporter"

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's "in-depth" reporting (only $3.00/month and worth, at most, half that!!!) is......ummmnnnhhh.......Hicksville compared to the sophisticated lying of the NYTimes.

But they keep trying.

As he runs for Congress, state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald wants to have it both ways on criminal justice. ...

Following that, Marley typed up the message he got from a (D) lobbyist, G. Goyke.  You wanna know what Goyke said?  Read it yourself.

Here's where he quotes someone who tells the truth (!!)

..."Trying to give law enforcement the tools they need to deal with those that continually break the law is not necessarily in contrast with dealing with those who have been incarcerated in the past and are trying to move on," Fitzgerald told reporters. "So, no, I don't see those two things in conflict at all."...
Big diff.  If you're doing Club Fed time for a minor violation, you COULD get early release.  OTOH, if you're a serial criminal offender, Fitzie wants you to be put in the State Slammer.

Not likely that Gary Goyke--a millionaire--will meet, take in, or employ one of those Fed criminals by the way.......he doesn't live in that sort of neighborhood.

Extra $452 Million?? Tokin'Tony'll Spend It!!!

Have a little extra in the checking account?  Like, say, $452 million??

No problem.

Tokin'Tony Maggie Gau will spend it!!

Gov. Tony Evers wants lawmakers to devote $252 million toward schools and property tax relief in the coming weeks...

Yah, but that "property tax relief" thing?  You'll never see it.

...and provide $130 million in property tax relief by funneling the money into the state's formula for funding schools, known as equalization aid.  ...
"Equalization aid" is fancy language for "BLACK HOLE" in Gummint-talk, which is the only language Maggie/Tony speaks.

Trump Body-Slams NY State

This is how Government should be run.

"Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf exclusively told Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight Wednesday that DHS was immediately suspending Global Entry and several other Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for all New York state residents -- a dramatic move in response to the liberal state's recently enacted sanctuary Green Light Law.

"The sweeping order came a day after President Trump, in his State of the Union address, condemned left-wing states and local governments that 'release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public,' and called on Congress to pass a law establishing civil liability for sanctuary cities.

"In a letter to top New York state officials obtained exclusively by Fox News, Wolf noted that the New York law prohibited state DMVs from sharing criminal records with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).".
..--Surber quoting FoxNews
The rest of the country believes in safety and security for US citizens.

New York--and Cuomo--can have the criminals and MS-13.

ChiComs Banning American Software?

Got this from a friend in the software-package biz.

Red China has ordered its state offices to remove 'foreign' (read: US) hardware and software.  For the time being, this will affect only software, such as MS Word, Excel, SalesForce (etc.); but soon hardware will follow.

This is a significant move and will cost the US a great deal in exported goods.  Apparently there was some conversation about it at Davos, but.........

Didn't make the MSM.  Surprised??

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Expecting Stupid? Baldwin Delivers!

Sure, Tammy.  Whatever you say.

In a floor speech before the vote, Baldwin said that the Senate would be “putting this president above the law” by not convicting him on the two articles.

Aren't you a member of the party of Hillary Bleach-Bit, dear?

"More Votes!!" "Less Delegates!!!"

The Iowa model--a ripoff of Miller Lite commercials.

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he won Iowa too - pointing to the raw vote totals that show him ahead of former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who's winning in percentage of delegates earned. ...
But hey!!  They get to keep their doctors.

Not likely they'll sell that beer, though.



Evers Covering for Child "Protective" Services?

Tokin'Tony, a bureaucrat of the first water, is covering for his Child Protective Services gang, while claiming that it's a matter of "privacy."  There's a lot to this story.

Gov. Tony Evers is standing by his child services officials who warned a reporter he could face jail time if he reported information from a confidential child abuse investigation. 

Evers said Tuesday the Department of Children and Families acted appropriately by sending an NBC News reporter a cease and desist letter threatening legal action, a move that media law experts say is likely unconstitutional. 

“I believe it’s appropriate that DCF protects the kid in this case. Somebody’s got to stick up for that young kid who was deemed to be abused," Evers told reporters Tuesday. "Somebody’s got to stand up for the kid, and we did and I support that."...
We referenced this case a while back.  Briefly:  an infant was taken to Children's Hospital for examination--a possible collarbone fracture.  There was no fracture, but there were marks on her body which were interpreted as signs of child abuse.

NBC's story mentioned seventeen child-abuse experts who simply do NOT believe that this is a child-abuse case, period.  That's the story that Child Protective Services (Tony's boyzzzzz) want buried.

I have a friend who is also an expert in child abuse (and I'm not saying more about his experience here for obvious reasons.)  At my suggestion, he reviewed ALL the news stories about the case.  His conclusion?  He does not believe that the infant was abused (although, like anyone with common sense, he allows for the slim possibility.)

Stay tuned.