Saturday, July 11, 2020

A Warning to Madistan from Trump

The Governor of Minnesota and the Boy Mayor of Minneapolis requested a Federal grant to repair the damages done by rioters.

The President refused their request, for the simple reason that neither the Governor (whose daughter participated in this crap) nor the Boy-Mayor did one damn thing to contain or quash the riots.

Not.  One.  Damn.  Thing.

That means that Madistan, too, will be repairing damages on its own dime.

Good.

The Snake-ery of Fauci and His Cabal

First of all, let's give credit to the "health experts" and their masters who used Trump's germophobia to their advantage in tearing down the economy.  That was smart, and Trump was deftly hornswoggled for at least 6 weeks.

After that, Trump began to smell the BS.  But by then, the ALL WILL DIE!!! fakery had penetrated the somewhat weak psyches of the citizens.  And since a lot of people came to believe it, the Left--embedded into "public health" and "social services" departments in every governmental unit in this country--is cynically continuing the destruction as fast and as thoroughly as possible.

Was there more than a little fakery?  Fraud?  Scam? 

Damn tootin' there was, and the nominal leader of the pack (although certainly not the REAL engineer of this disaster) was Tony Fauci, a non-practicing physician.

How do we know Fauci is a snake?  Glad you asked.

...In connection with the SARS outbreak – caused by a coronavirus dubbed SARS- CoV – the NIH researched chloroquine and concluded that it was effective at stopping the SARS coronavirus in its tracks. The COVID-19 bug is likewise a coronavirus, labeled SARS-CoV-2. While not exactly the same virus as SARS-CoV-1, it is genetically related to it, and shares 79% of its genome, as the name SARS-CoV-2 implies. They both use the same host cell receptor, which is what viruses use to gain entry to the cell and infect the victim....

The Virology Journal – the official publication of Dr. Fauci’s National Institutes of Health – published what is now a blockbuster article on August 22, 2005, under the heading – get ready for this – “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread.” (Emphasis mine throughout.) Write the researchers, “We report…that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage.”...

If you're surprised, you have the IQ of a chipmunk.

The Serbs, to their credit, have sniffed out the scam and are revolting against their Gummint.

How shall it be settled here?

Quote of the Year.........So Far

Polk County, FL., is a no-nonsense kinda place.  We visited there a number of years ago and socialized with a prominent Polk County citizen who made that clear.  Good times, good times........

Anyhow.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who encourages law-abiding citizens to buy guns and learn how to shoot them properly, recently said that if criminals break into his house, he will shoot them so much that you can read a newspaper through them.”...
Probably more than 10 rounds in THAT magazine, eh?

+Vigano's Reminders of Reality

Some Dominican nun wrote a lengthy (and inaccurate) nastygram to Abp. Vigano after he had praised Donald Trump for some of the President's actions.

+Vigano responded.  You can see both letters at this link; I'll just run a few excerpts reminding us of general realities.

...If then you maintain that establishing public order and demanding respect for the law is a discriminatory action, I fear that I have to remind you that civil authority has a moral duty to impose respect for the laws, and in order to do this it is permitted to use proportionate force: this doctrine is taught and wonderfully explained by Saint Thomas Aquinas...


...You reprove me for using a “dualistic and discriminating language” – in fact, it is precisely that, and I think that it cannot be otherwise, when what it is in question is the eternal battle between good and evil. The Truth is always discriminatory when error places it into question. Light is also discriminatory, for it does not tolerate darkness or those who hide in it. Just as Our Lord, the stumbling stone, is discriminatory and divisive, who will gather the just to His right hand and drive out the wicked to His left....


...the humble of whom the Gospel speaks are not necessarily those whom today’s world exploits for cynical projects of social engineering, nor the many who are torn from their Homeland in order to pander to the plans for destabilization that always enrich the usual people. And the rich are not always and necessarily evil: if Providence has granted them material goods, He asks them to become His cooperators in remembering the poor and needy. Nor are the powerful to be blamed, if their power is placed in service of the Good: it is those who abuse their power and the authority given to them who merit blame from the citizens and divine punishment....


...You write: “It should be clear, however, that we are on the side of the weakest and oppressed, certain that it is only to them that the wisdom that the rulers of this world did not know has been revealed (cf. 1 Cor 2:8).” I imagine that in that group of the weakest and oppressed you include the fathers and mothers of families who want to give a Christian education to their children; the many who are daily persecuted simply because they profess the Catholic faith; the millions of innocents that the modern Moloch sacrifices each day on the impure altar of abortion; the elderly whom economic interests and speculations condemn to abandonment or death because they are considered useless; the children ensnared in their most tender years by the infernal ideology of gender; the young people corrupted in their morality by LGBT thought; the elderly faithful of St. Louis who were assaulted a few days ago by a group of people who praise Black Lives Matter....
A few notes:

1)  +Vigano speaks of "the DUTY" of public authorities to maintain civil law and order.  He could easily be addressing the Mayor/ettes of Madistan, Seattle, Portland, and New York, no?  Their que sera, sera attitude (exactly that of Nancy Pelosi, too) is a violation of their MORAL duty.  But then, they're Democrats and it's increasingly clear that Democrat politicians have no morals at all.

2)  "Discriminating" against evil is implementation of Right Thinking.  As a corollary, we can only tolerate evil (not good)--and we do so only to preserve civil order.  However, as Tom Jefferson reminded us, we can "tolerate" only so much before things get spicy.  And we are near that point.

3)  The nun talks like a sausage (in the felicitous phrasing of my saintly mother) when slamming "the rich" as eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil by virtue solely of having material wealth, just as she implies glorification of "the poor" simply because they lack material wealth.  Note that "material" is the common word here.  In distinct and discriminatory language, the Beatitude says "Blessed are the poor IN SPIRIT...."

At one time, what +Vigano says here was common, instinctive, knowledge in the West. 

What happened?

The US Bishops should be asked that question every.  single.  day.

MKE Journal-Sentinel Inflates Itself

Didja ever notice that whenever the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel publishes a story about itself, it shows a picture of the LONG-AGO-SOLD building that it USED TO OCCUPY?

Next thing, you'll see a picture of Marie Rhode and Harry Pease when the J-S writes about its reporters, no mention that one retired several years ago and the other is long dead.

Hmmmmm.  There must be a name for this in the DSM.

Whitewash Gang Is Far Bigger than Just Durham

Julie Kelly writes well AND points to the players in the Great D.C. Establishment Whitewash.

We all know that US Attorney Durham is either totally incompetent or his switch has been turned to the "off" position, and Kelly mentions a few reasons why he seems to be incompetent.

...The report issued by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz outlined extensive instances of abuse of power, including false presentations to a secret court. One FBI lawyer intentionally doctored evidence. More than three years ago, former Obama officials leaked classified information to the media, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Those suspects have never been identified let alone charged with a crime.

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress the infamous Steele dossier wasn’t used as back-up material for his damning Intelligence Community Assessment that claimed the Russians meddled in the election to help Trump win. That, according to Horowitz’s report, was a lie.

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted lying to federal investigators under oath three times, yet he’s a free man and a CNN contributor.

Former FBI Director James Comey and his top gang—including McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page—long ago should have been charged with conspiracy against the United States for masterminding the entire Russian collusion hoax and foisting it on the American people for nearly three years.

There’s more low-hanging fruit. Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson was representing a Russian businessman before the Justice Department while seeding the bogus Steele dossier to that same agency and to the American news media but has never been charged with a foreign lobbying violation. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) repeatedly lied about evidence of Russian collusion, including in a February 2018 memo addressed to his House colleagues, but never has been charged with lying to Congress....

But wait........there's more!!

Grassley is a useless fossil whose life is dedicated to shoving corn-cobs into your gas tank (and up your butts.)  Graham is even more useless, but he's more articulate than Grassley.  Cocaine Mitch presides over all this (happily, we should add).

But there's even more!!

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is chaired by Republican Richard Burr (currently under investigation for stock-trading violations and (possibly) bribery) but the committee is really run by the Democrat Mark Warner.  If you follow Sundance's work over at Conservative Treehouse, you smell a lot of sulfur coming from that Committee which had direct oversight of CIA Brennan and DNI Clapper.  We know that General Mike Flynn was going to launch a THOROUGH AUDIT of CIA's slush funds......and gee......bribery........intel slush funds.......try adding 2+2.........

But Mitch McConnell pretends to know nothing; he's only been in the Senate since...what, 1900?.... and sees/hears/knows no evil at all.

If Durham pulls the thread on any one of the "cake-walk" indictments Kelly mentions, he'll probably unravel the entire Establishment of Corruption out there.

You can argue pretty forcefully that taking down most of the SSCI, the top end of the CIA and many of its slush-fund recipients (all of whom are undoubtedly as clean as the driven snow) and all their political enablers in both the Senate and the House would be..........ahhh.........significant.

Durham may be desperately trying to avoid that end-game.  He's wrong to do so, of course, but.....

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Are These REALLY "Trump Officials", Mr. Condon?

An amusing article from Catholic News Agency....

Officials working in the Trump administration have told CNA that they have been frustrated by recent presidential tweets elevating controversial Catholic figures, saying the tweets undermine the work many Catholics in the administration hope to accomplish....

Uh huh.  Guess who the "controversial" figures are.

...former papal nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganĂ², and the author and online polemicist Taylor Marshall....
Surprised? 

So what COULD be the matter??

...Two Catholics in senior positions in the administration told CNA the decision to elevate ViganĂ² and Marshall has put the White House at odds with the U.S. bishops, instead of putting a focus on issues of agreement, and has frustrated some Catholic administration officials....
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh MY!!  Some Bishops are butt-hurt that the President likes +Vigano and Marshall?  Oh, goodness, gracious!!!

Hey, boys, reality-time:  you're talking to the wrong Catholics.  Instead of the ones who have "social justice" printed on their miters and who are chauffeured around in 2-block-long Lincolns, try the Catholics who sweat and strain to PAY for all that crapola, eh?  Forget about the pro-abortion
pro-Obamacare nuns in the $1,750.00 outfits with the $600++K salaries; talk instead to the Catholic moms who actually ARE fruitful and scratching like crazy to send their kids to parochial schools.

By the way, I smell ........the vague odor..........of "fake news" here.

So long as Trump has the FedGov checkbook in his hands, he doesn't have to worry about getting the Bishops to fall in line.  This raises a question about the credibility of your "Catholic sources," who OBVIOUSLY don't know much about the USCCB's whoring after requesting Federal grant dollars.

And here's a shock:  the President wants to get re-elected--so your "sources" (or somebody) are all pouty-pussed about that.

“You know who is putting [ViganĂ²’s letter] in front of the president?” one official said, “It’s coming from [Dan] Scavino. He runs all of that side of things.”

“Around him and the rest, they have only one plan right now, or only one they are talking about: weaponize the base, the base, the base.

Doh, Double-Doh, and Triple-Doh.  So..........about 430 of the 450 Bishops will vote against Trump, but 15 million Catholics will vote FOR him............do the math, boys (or is that too hard for you?)

Trump has made it clear:  National School Choice is an objective for Term Two.  Your "Catholic" boyzzzz have something against that?  They have something against the MOST pro-life President in the US since Roe?  They want to keep Obozo-AbortionCare?  Srsly???

Next time +Wilton Gregory and +BodyBuilderBarron call to bitchbitch about Trump, hang up.

Real Science on Masks? "Don't Bother."

Since the City of Milwaukee intends to commit suicide-by-mask, we'll note a few facts about Teh Mask Fetish for other cities (and businesses) who might not agree with the ultra-Left sponsor of the Milwaukee ordinance.

...A controlled study reported in “Nature Medicine,” April 3, 2020, indicated that properly fitted surgical face masks might reduce human non-COVID-19, cold-causing coronavirus emission into exhaled aerosols and large respiratory droplets, among patients acutely ill with respiratory infections. However, these investigators also noted that in samples collected from those comparably ill patients randomly allocated to the group not wearing masks, “the majority of participants with influenza virus and coronavirus infection did not shed detectable virus in respiratory droplets or aerosols.” Furthermore, viral “shedders” transmitted small amounts of virus, and the authors suggested that “prolonged close contact would be required for transmission to occur, even if transmission was primarily via aerosols, as has been described for rhinovirus [i.e., common] colds.”

These limited, immediate-term experimental observations — equivocal at best — provide no rational, evidence-based justification for daily, prolonged mask usage by the general public to prevent infection with COVID-19. Moreover, a subsequent pooled (so-called “meta-”) analysis of ten controlled trials assessing extended, real-world, non-health-care-setting mask usage revealed that masking did not reduce the rate of laboratory-proven infections with the respiratory virus influenza. The findings from this unique report — published May 2020 by the CDC’s own “house journal” “Emerging Infectious Diseases” — are directly germane to the question of masking to prevent COVID-19 infection and merit some elaboration....

The rest of the linked essay is worth the read.  In short:  it doesn't work.

We COULD conclude that the Mask Fetish is a question of social controlling, but that might be cynical.

Right On, Kanye!!

Kanye West figured out the deal with Planned Parenthood.

...“Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work,” the “Jesus Is King” crooner told the financial news outlet. “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible.”

West said last year that the Democratic Party is pushing abortion and dependence on welfare on black Americans. “Bro, we brainwashed out here,” the rapper said in a radio interview. “Come on…this a free man talking. Democrats had us voting Democrat for years…. taking the fathers out of the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children.”...

.........and he also figured out the deal with LBJ's "Great Society."

The rest of his platform should be interesting.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Madness in Milwaukee

We referred to this earlier when some group of Milwaukee restaurants and bars endorsed it.

It was nuts then and is nuts now.

An ordinance proposed by a Milwaukee alderwoman would require people to wear masks when they are in public — including when they are indoors or at an outdoor public place and see "a person within 30 feet who is not a member of the person's family or household."...
Briefly:  live, shop, or work in Milwaukee?  Wear a mask--except when you're inside your own dwelling.

This is all because.................SCIENCE!!

...Dimitrijevic said the proposal is still being updated, but aims to help stop the recent surge of coronavirus cases.

"I don't think anyone can ignore that data show we're heading in the wrong direction," she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....

Lotsa tests, lotsa positives.  But SCIENCE!!.........like this:

The mandate would apply to anyone who is 2 years old or older, although that could be raised to 3

Can't wait to see this dame 'splain SCIENCE!!!! to a pissed-off 2-year-old.  Heh.

This will be enforced by businesses (since cops will be de-funded.)  A business who fails to FORCE its customers to wear a mask will be fined, or their license will be yanked.  This is the SCIENCE!!!! way to keep businesses in Milwaukee, of course.

It's also the SCIENCE!!!! way to help businesses in 'Tosa, Glendale, 'Stallis, Oak Creek, Whitefish Bay, and all of Waukesha, Racine, and Ozaukee Counties.

SCIENCE!!!  Don't leave home without it!!!


"Some Children Are More Equal Than Others"

Thus spake Josh Kaul, who carpet-bagged to Wisconsin seeking an Attorney-General slot.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is joining the fledgling effort to stop private schools, many of them religious, from getting any of the country’s coronavirus aid. 

Kaul on Tuesday joined a lawsuit being led by California, Michigan, Maine, New Mexico, and the District of Columbia to block the U.S. Department of Education from sending any of the $13.2 billion in aid money to non-public schools. ...

Wisconsin will get $4.1 million in Kung-Flu aid to schools.  Doing the simple math means that the private schools in this State will get about $330K of that amount.

Really??  Being a piggy-pig-pig over $330 grand?  Li'l Josh should be ashamed of himself.


Where Are the Hospital Patients from Kung Flu??

The Wisconsin Hospital Association puts out a very nice summary of Kung Flu conditions here in the Dairy State.

Note that hospitalizations due to Covid, (WuFlu, Kung Flu, Sino-Sinus-Syphilis, whatever) are down marginally across the State and in SE Wisconsin.  Also note that areas with increased hospitalizations (very few of those) are congruent with areas utilizing migrant farm workers.

Meantime, the Statists in Dane County, the City of Milwaukee, and the Capitol begin "mask-required" schemes.

Because "science" of course.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Lafayette, IN Bishop: Politician? Wrong Choice!


Last week, Lafayette Bishop Timothy Doherty suspended Father Theodore Rothrock, the pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic parish “in the wake of Father Rothrock’s June 28 bulletin article”...

...In his article, Father Rothrock acknowledged that the “brutal murder of a black man in police custody has sparked a landslide of reaction to the alleged systemic racism in America” but the anger has been co-opted by violent Antifa groups that have no real interest in the black community....

...“Who are the real racists and the purveyors of hate? You shall know them by their works. The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own,” he said.

They are wolves in wolves clothing, masked thieves and bandits, seeking only to devour the life of the poor and profit from the fear of others,” he declared. “They are maggots and parasites at best, feeding off the isolation of addiction and broken families, and offering to replace any current frustration and anxiety with more misery and greater resentment.”...

So the Bishop--a clueless fellow--suspended Fr. Rothrock.

Why "clueless"?  Because "Black Lives Matter" has enabled a massive uptick in shootings and murders of blacks over the last 3 weeks.  How did BLM enable them?  Simple:  the riots and demonstrations removed cops from high-crime areas.  What followed was mayhem in NYC, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and dozens of other cities in the USA.

...Black Lives Matter declared war on the police on behalf of criminals. The death toll in black lives is shocking. And the toll in the lives of black children is even more heart-rending. When the police leave, the criminals take over, and the hospitals and morgues pile up with the black victims of gang violence.

That’s the BLM Effect.

Supporting Black Lives Matter means not only supporting criminals over the police, it means enabling the mass deaths of black people and black children that inevitably follow in the wake of the riots.

If you support Black Lives Matter, you’re killing black children.


The Bishop danced around the question, of course.  He attempted to distinguish "good" BLM demonstrators from "bad" ones.  That's not a distinction which will be accepted by parents who are burying their children, is it?

It's not likely that H.E. Doherty will apologize to black community members whose children have died, or are maimed, or who will grow up without a parent who was assassinated in the present malaise.  It's even LESS likely that H.E. Doherty will rescind his discipline of a priest who told the truth. 

We note that the wrong side of this question is also occupied by a large number of politicians.  Apparently this Bishop thinks that he was elected to shilly-shally, not chosen by God to proclaim the Truth.

Wrong thinking, Excellency.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Now, "Bunny Ebola"

We haven't gotten past the killer bees (whatever), and Democrats/Left-o-Wackies are still screeching about Sino Sinus Syphilis....

Now there's Bunny Ebola.

...An outbreak of a virus that is known as “bunny ebola” erupted in the southwestern United States in April, and since that time it has “moved like mad” from one location to another.  At this point, cases have been confirmed at 146 different locations in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.  The good news is that this virus does not infect humans, but it is absolutely deadly for rabbits, hares, and pikas.  Thousands have already died, and it appears that this pandemic is just getting started....

So it doesn't make any difference that Disney dis-armed Elmer Fudd.  The bunny will get it anyway.

"NFAC" Is Ambitious, For Sure

"NFAC" is the group of armed men who marched to Stone Mountain and demanded reparations from tourists driving to the site.

So what--aside from cash 'reparations' from tourists--do these folks want?

...Videos showed the leader discussing the group’s demands, which include a black ethnostate within the U.S.

“The solution is very simple,” he responded. “We file a declaration of liberation, declaring every African-American descendant of slavery a political prisoner here in the United States, that was affected by the Portuguese slave trade, and after that, the United States then has a choice, either carve us a piece of land out here — we’ll take Texas — and let us do our own thing, or don’t stop us when we exit this body here and go somewhere where they will give us our own land to build our own nation....(HT:  MH at AOS)

OK, then.  Let's go with the "or......" clause.  Exit and go somewhere, pal.

Briggs & Stratton to BK Court??

Interesting item in today's JS business section.

...Briggs & Stratton Corp., which once employed about 11,000 people in Milwaukee and rose to fame as the world’s largest producer of small gasoline engines used in outdoor power equipment, has been slammed by plummeting sales from the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign competition and dried-up capital markets for refinancing debt and selling assets.

As of Dec. 31, the company had net debt of $581 million and faced an “increasing likelihood” of a default or restructuring, according to S&P Global Ratings. In mid-June, Briggs did not make a $6.7 million interest payment, triggering a 30-day grace period before it constitutes a default on a credit agreement....

Well, yah, the Kung Flu probably had an impact.  Was that all?

Hardly.  Buried very deep in the article is this graf:

...The company has been battered by not only COVID-19 but also foreign competition and the loss of large customers in the outdoor power equipment business....

When John Shiely and Fred Stratton Jr. decided to purchase Simplicity, Troy-Bilt, and Snapper outdoor power equipment companies (and later, under another President, becoming the owners of MTD through another BK), thus creating "vertical" integration, they also alienated every other OPE firm to one degree or another.  As one major player said to me:  "Why should I finance my competitor?"  Aside from Toro--which still uses BASCO engines--other majors such as Ariens, Cub Cadet, and Husqvarna, walked away from Briggs engines.  They also handed Kohler the large-engine business, where some margins remain.

Further, when BASCO committed to Toro, they were forced into price-competition when selling into Wal-Mart and Home Depot, just as with their own MTD and Snapper lines.  In other words, their margins were under serious pressure at the same time as they were losing accounts.

BASCO's wars with its labor force certainly didn't help, and its plant-dancing (open here, close there, move to hither-and-yon) is not without cost; hiring and training people, not to mention tooling up....

Business-school kids will be looking at "vertical integration" and "pursuing volume" for a number of years, and Briggs & Stratton's history will be worth a couple of chapters in the textbooks.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

The Revolt of the Normies

American Thinker runs a piece describing the (illegal) fireworks displays in Southern California which--apparently--are a reaction to the Governor's prohibition of civic fireworks celebrations.

Social distancing and all that mythology, ya'know.

The piece includes a video clip which is reminiscent of a clip run by Channel 6 here in Milwaukee last night, apparently from their downtown "tower cam".  There were fireworks all over the place, just like in SoCal.

And there were a bunch of them out here in Exurbia, too--some obviously run by municipalities, others not so, generating complaints from Karens whose 'doggies were disturbed'.  (Not making that up.)

Meantime, the anarcho-Marxists were doing their thing in D.C. and Portland, were a riot was in progress last night complete with an assault on the Federal courthouse downtown.

At some point in time, the anarcho-Marxists are going to meet up with the Normies.  Let's hope it's over a very friendly beer or three at a (finally re-opened) tavern.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Cultural Revolution Redux

History, they say, repeats itself.

In the 10 years from 1966 to 1976, the Communist dictator of China, Mao-Tse Tung, killed off about 3 million of his own people in his "cultural revolution."

...[Mao inspired] excited mobs of youths as agents of government repression. Monuments of ancient culture were destroyed. These included nearly 7,000 priceless works of art in the Temple of Confucius alone as part of the frenzied attack on the Four Olds: Old Customs, Old Habits, Old Culture, and Old Ideas....Fr. Rutler

Sound familiar?

This "BLM" stuff is overseen by Marxist feminists who excite mobs of youths as agents.....

Take this crap seriously--as seriously as did the St Louis couple who came out armed and ready.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Ron Johnson: "Whoops!! I Take It Back!!"

RoJo took a helluvalotta incoming on his proposal to ditch Columbus Day, so he un-proposed it.

Now maybe he'll have time to address Black Lives Matter.

In Texan Health Department Math, "One" = "Seventeen" (If Covid Cases)

Gee.  I'm *shocked*.  *Shocked*, I say.

Redskins?

Sonny Jurgensen might be disturbed, but accuracy counts.

...The District of Columbia informed the team that they cannot return to playing within the district until they have a name that is more fitting for a team representing the capital of our country. To that end, the team officially announced today they would be renaming themselves to "The Washington Lizard People."

"This is a much better name, far more reflective of the great city of Washington, D.C.," said Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.'s representative....
However, actual residents of D.C. will be suing.  They do not want to be confused with Members of Congress, lawyers, judges, lobbyists, and congressional staff.  They have a point.......

Ron Johnson on Black Lives Matter

Here are the public statements of Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Black Lives Matter:













There.  Any questions?

You could DuckDuckGo them yourself.

Easy reading, right?  Comprehension level is OK for Democrats, too!!

Lessons for Summertime

Both in St Louis.




That Man in the Girls' Room? Blame Biden

Joe Biden will force schools to allow men into girls' bathrooms and showers.

AND he will force school athletic programs to allow men to compete while pretending to be "women."

If ol'Joe weren't into late-stage dementia, I'd smack him on his noggin for this crap.

Re-Thinking "Integralism"

There is a fair amount of debate about the concept of "Integralism" in conservative-leaning Catholic circles.  Those Catholics who are influenced by Libertarian (or not-really-Libertarian Buckley-ism) thoughts oppose it; others, generally intellectual descendants of Fr. Richard Neuhaus or Edmund Burke,  loosely speaking, are in favor of it.

So when a couple of thinkers write a book on the topic, it gets attention.  Here, we'll quote a few grafs from a review of the book which will give you, gentle reader, a flavor for the nature of the discussion.

Integralism, as the cover of this new volume tells us, “is the application to the temporal, political order of the full implications of the revelation of man’s supernatural end in Christ and of the divinely established means by which it is to be attained.” Isn’t that what our personal moral lives are all about as Catholics?...

...Integralism correctly teaches us that we must not segregate Christ and His Church into hermetically sealed domains, one marked “sacred,” and the other marked “secular.” Civil and canon law “should work in concord, while safeguarding the superior rights of the Church: since heavenly beatitude is a greater good than earthly happiness, the temporal power must cede to the spiritual where the latter judges that its goal would otherwise be impeded” (p. 218).

The separation of church and state is, in the common view, a fundamental constitutional principle. Or is it in the Declaration of Independence? Actually, that “principle” is explicitly in neither document,...

...Pope Benedict XV taught in 1914: “Sad experience proves that human authority fails where religion is set aside” (p. 106n). The religion which the liberal order must “set aside” — that is, extirpate — is the Catholic faith, which teaches that we are made in the image and likeness of God, to whom we turn for meaning and destiny.

By contrast, liberalism’s “break with the past,” says Patrick Deneen in Why Liberalism Failed, “was founded on a false anthropology.” Our secularized society worships the image in the mirror and seeks to divinize our appetites and urges. That is why Crean and Fimister write that “secularisation [sic] is death” (pp. 217, 73). The civil order, once separated from the Church, will become an intransigent, and tyrannical, enemy of the Church (p. 270)....
You should buy the book, of course, along with Deneen's Why Liberalism Failed.

By the way, the surprising and very friendly correspondence between President Trump and Abp. Vigano is even more interesting in light of the "integralism" discussion, no?

Yes.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Red Death!! Run!!! Hide!!! (What B.S. This Really Is)

So says the headline (below) at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a reliable old woman and Democrat propaganda outlet.

20% of all coronavirus cases in Wisconsin have been reported in the last two weeks
Are you not frightened??  No?  Here's more!!

...And half of the 29,199 total positive cases in the state have been identified over the last five weeks — a surge that comes after weeks of decline.

The recent spike precedes a holiday weekend known for the kind of gatherings being tied to the increase in cases....And the majority of people who have contracted the virus are now under the age of 40
My, my.  No other "gatherings" of under-40s .......wait...........there were "gatherings" of .....wait......well..............let's not mention any "gatherings" that may have occurred in the last three weeks in Madison, Milwaukee, or marching toward Madison, or stuff like thatNope.  Won't serve The Narrative.

Well, with all those RED DEATH INFECTIONS, the HOSPITALS WILL BE OVER-RUN...........oh......wait........umnnhhhh...........gee..........admissions for SinoSinusRot have..........ahh...........well.........gone down by 11 state-wide in the last 7 days, and have gone from 422/day in late May to only 237/day yesterday.

So we won't talk about that, either.

Are you not FRIGHTENED YET??    Well, then, Tony Evers, reading what Abortion-Barbie Palm wrote for him, lays down the law:

...Gov. Tony Evers in a statement urged Wisconsin residents, especially younger people who are driving the increase, to stay home. ...

The GOVERNOR!!!  DID YOU HEAR THAT?????  STAY HOME!!!  (Wanna bet that Molly Beck 'stays home'?  How much you want to lay down on that?)

NOT-Suicide in 5, 4, 3, 2,..........

Yup.  Jeffrey baby-rapist procurer, Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested.

In custody in a Fed facility.

NOT-suicide to follow shortly.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The CDC Is Lying About Kung Flu

When The Atlantic prints an article putting Big Gummint in a bad light, it's REALLY bad.

...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conflating the results of two different types of coronavirus tests, distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic. We’ve learned that the CDC is making, at best, a debilitating mistake: combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus....
Government?  Obfuscate and lie?  My stars!!  So what?

HERE's "So What":

...The CDC’s method of reporting the number of active cases is totally flawed.  It is fraudulent.  The CDC counts individuals who show that they had the China coronavirus in their counts of individuals who are identified currently with the virus.  This data is then used by states to determine whether to open our shut down their economies....
States, cities, and counties, like Milwaukee and Dane.

Oh, well.


Yup. Ron Johnson Is a Girly-Boy

I was there when RoJo gave his 'introduction' speech at the Madison Tea Party rally.  It was a so-so speech, not really conservative, but certainly not Lefty.  As it turns out, that 'not really conservative' speech was a sign.

RoJo went on to defeat an absolute jerk:  Russ Feingold.  Feingold was such a jerk that his own Party members couldn't stand him.  Feingold was like Hillary, except Feingold wasn't a drunk.  Johnson won with 52% of the vote--likely due to the fact that a lot of Democrats sat on their hands.

Then RoJo started showing his colors.

...Johnson said he "did kind of spring out of the Tea Party" and is glad to be associated with it, although he did not join the Senate Tea Party Caucus following his election....
Feingold ran against Johnson again, and Johnson actually LOST a share of the vote....down to 50.2%.  That's probably because after one year in the Senate, Johnson stopped being a meat/potatoes conservative (such as he was) and gave up fighting altogether, except for goodie two-shoes legislation such as the law allowing desperate patients to try experimental drug treatments, which is admirable but not heavy-duty policy.  He is also the muscle (and dollars) behind the "Joseph project" which secures employment for inner-city Milwaukee men.  It's a damn good program and RoJo can and should take bows.

There are more signs of trouble, however.  RoJo has the Bush stance on abortion:  some babies are more equal than others (rape, incest exceptions)--yet he claims to be a Wisconsin Synod Lutheran.  The WI Synod is as theologically conservative as any church group in the US.  RoJo cannot be both a WI Lutheran AND a backer of Bush-abortion.  Sorry.  No can do.

Anyhow.

RoJo has finally signaled his complete exit from representing the USA into MIS-representing the USA.

Ron Johnson and James Lankford are seeking to amend Cornyn’s bill making Juneteenth a holiday by replacing Columbus Day with it:
OK, make Juneteenth a holiday.  IRS, State Department, and Postal workers are waaaaaaaaayyyyyy overworked already, right?

But delete Columbus?

RoJo is in full girly-man mode.

RoJo intends to run against Evers, we hear.

Good luck with firing up the base, Ronny-boy.

Levitt Worries "Science" Trashed Itself

The guy won a Nobel, teaches at Stanford, and has a legitimate concern.

...Levitt is frustrated by the lack of inquiry that has taken place within the scientific community regarding COVID-19, and how the fear propaganda was pushed unanimously at the behest of institutional power....

...“It was total panic, and the fact is that all the science we were hearing, for example, from organizations like the World Health Organization, was wrong… This has been a disgraceful situation for science,” Levitt added....

He doesn't name names, but he uses a laser-pointer:

...“You know, the level of stupidity that’s been going on here has been amazing… Even in many places, the politics has infected the scientists, certainly in the USA,” Levitt added....

Not only has "science" trashed itself here, but so have the CDC, Fauci, and Scarf Lady.  They did accomplish one objective:  Trump swallowed the bait and kept up the foolishness LONG after it was clear that the panic was unjustified.

Think Trump learned from that?  Yup.  Now he's letting Governors make damn fools of themselves instead.

Where Are the Bodies??

There must be something wrong here.

The state of Georgia has reached a three-month low in its number of recorded coronavirus deaths, roughly two months after the state began to lift its lockdown restrictions amid sharp criticism that a too-hasty reopening would result in widespread fatalities....
There are NOT enough dead bodies.  Is someone stealing them from hospitals?  Nursing homes?  Playgrounds?

Or is Georgia lying like Hell to keep up its tourism base?

Inquiring minds, and all that......

Evers Won't Tempt Fate

The JS runs a waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy-too-long story on whether Evers will force Wisconsin citizens to wear masks or whether he might order all Wisconsin bars to close.

He won't.

...Evers says his administration no longer has the sole authority to issue statewide mandates aimed at curbing the spread of the virus....

That's what's called "passive-aggressive crapola".

Evers could issue the order(s) and likely prevail if challenged in court.  But he and his puppet-masters, Abortion Barbies Gau and Palm, are not fools.  They like their paychecks, and Evers knows there's a real and serious recall movement out here.

So he blames SCOWI and crawls back under his bed.

Climate Facts You SHOULD Know

The guy who wrote these bullet points was 'cancelled' by Forbes, no matter his expertise--which is considerable on the topic of climate.  You can read the long form here, or just the bullets:

Here are some facts few people know:

  • Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”

  • The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”

  • Climate change is not making natural disasters worse

  • Fires have declined 25% around the world since 2003

  • The amount of land we use for meat — humankind’s biggest use of land — has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska

  • The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California

  • Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany, and France since the mid-1970s

  • Adapting to life below sea level made the Netherlands rich not poor

  • We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter

  • Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change

  • Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels

  • Preventing future pandemics requires more not less “industrial” agriculture

I know that the above facts will sound like “climate denialism” to many people. But that just shows the power of climate alarmism.

In reality, the above facts come from the best-available scientific studies, including those conducted by or accepted by the IPCC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other leading scientific bodies.

The term to note in the above? "Alarmism."  "Alarmism" makes money, friends.  That's why it exists.

Alchemy, Gorsuch, and Tyranny

How awful was the Harris decision?  The one involving a 'trans-sexual', written by Gorsuch?

It was far more horrible than most people suspect.  Hadley Arkes lays it out for you.

Before we get to that, let's remind you that this decision will NOT be limited to 'employment,' as the deluded non-thinkers in the MSM and many other places of influence would have you believe.  Gorsuch's claim in that regard is almost laughable, like the claims often made by teen-aged children which provoke a bemused smile and shake of the head from parents.

...Gorsuch remarked that his judgment did not reach the matter of bathrooms and locker rooms, for those situations were not contained in the case at hand. But Justice Alito quickly pointed out that the holding had been, after all, that it was wrong to turn away from anyone – to withhold a job or a benefit – because of an aversion to a person’s sexual choice of changing genders.  That judgment would presumptively apply to all instances of that discrimination, and indeed the first case has already been pressed on the side of a transgendered high-school girl, seeking admission to a boys’ bathroom....
That's a terrible, awful, no-good result in and of itself.  But was it the worst one?  Hardly.  We'll get to it with this snippet as prelude:

...Gorsuch had not exactly said that Stephens had changed his biological sex.  My friend Gerard Bradley distilled things in this way:  In the biological sciences, “sex is binary, innate, and immutable.”  And it goes beyond anatomical differences to penetrate to the level of cells.

But “gender identity,” as he says, “denotes a fluid belief system based on cultural constructs, emotion, experiences.”

Gorsuch and the Court can preserve their detachment on the question of whether a man can become a woman only if they simply ignore that inescapable, objective truth of what constitutes “sex.” ...

Now for that which is truly frightening.


Gorsuch did not have to say anything conclusive on that question of whether Stephens had in fact become a woman.   He could simply use his alchemy of “textualism,” working on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and settle on this limited point: that if Stephens came to regard himself as a woman, that is an understanding that the rest of us are obliged to respect when it comes to “discrimination on the basis of sex.

It is "alchemy" indeed, and it's an alchemy which is tyranny, for the power most sought by the tyrant  is to force his subjects to acknowledge a lie as 'truth.'  It is that power which humiliates the subject the most; it is the power of which Solzhenitsyn fervently warned.

Do not dream that only individuals can be tyrants.  States which include 'representatives' in their structure have tyrannical capabilities and often exercise them.  Just ask the Uighurs, or the Kulaks, or the Jews who used to be alive in pre-WWII Germany.

Thanks, "Federalist" Society and Heritage Foundation.  Thanks a lot.