Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lofton's a Pretty Good Announcer

James Lofton worked 'color' for the Packer game tonight.  Did a very nice job.  Not quite as good as Tony Romo, but far, far, better than that Fox idiot Buck.

The Travails of the ChiComs

Surber brings up a matter which we'd known about several days ago.

...To find the news, I read the South China Morning Post, which is worried spitless that the Red Chinese economy will tank like its stock market has....

(Its stocks overall have declined in value by 40% in the last three years. Our stocks are up 33% since we elected Trump. In the eight years from Obama's election to Trump's, the Dow rose by 33%.)
The newspaper is running a series of columns by panicked investors and experts.

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers.
Yao wrote, "China needs to put its house in order as the trade war goes from bad to worse."...

 Xu Yimiao is an independent China-based researcher....

Xu wrote, ... "Beijing’s strategy of a tit-for-tat retaliation over tariffs has clearly failed. In fact, this strategy escalated the conflict. The direct retaliation after the US announced the first batch of 25 per cent tariffs on US$50 billion in Chinese goods (with the increase from US$34 billion just finalised and coming into effect on August 23) brought few benefits for China. If anything, it gave the US an excuse to plan for a new batch of tariffs covering US$200 billion in Chinese goods. To be fair, it is possible that the US would have escalated the conflict even if China had not retaliated, but whatever the case may be, China’s strategy did not work,".
..


There are reports of unrest in that country, and not just from the Uighurs (Moslems) in the far western region.  Party officials are questioning Jinping's moves and Chinese continue to buy land and buildings in the West--so much so that New Zealand has made such purchases illegal (!)


Obozo's SecState Clinton owed a great deal to the ChiComs and she did what she could for them, by focusing the US on the Russkie Menace. 


Trump does not owe the Chinese anything.  Amazing what just one election can do, eh?

Pooper-Super Gets $100K

Fuggedaboutit, Al.  It's New Jersey.

Thomas W. Tramaglini, the former Kenilworth Public Schools superintendent, is set to earn $100,000 before he resigns this September. Tramaglini was suspended from his position in May after it was discovered that he was taking daily defecation breaks on the Holmdel High School outdoor track.

The Board of Ed there should have told the Pooper-Super to take a hike, no pay, no bennies, no pension.

And when he objected, they should have responded "So sue us, jackwad!"

And when they lose the suit (if they do) they should tell the judge to screw himself and STILL refuse to pay.

Pissy-Puss Clapper Kvetching

Kvetcher Clapper gets all pissy-pussed about "rights."

...former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reacted to the revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and the prospect of the White House revoking other security clearances by saying the bigger issue is an infringement on First Amendment rights....

Like most normal Americans, I never thought that a security clearance was a permanent grant, or was some sort of "right."  It's a friggin' privilege, granted on a "needs" basis, and should be revoked the very minute the "need" goes away--like when one leaves the office.

Screw Clapper and his Commie pal Brennan.

Pull ALL the clearances from ALL the people not actively serving the US.

ALL of them.

Again, the EPA's Inane Resistance!

Most Conservatives agree that the EPA should be wiped out.  Some might agree that it could be re-constituted, minimally, in the next decade--after all, actual Conservatives are not wastrels nor plunderers of the Earth.

As usual, EPA's Resist-and-Oppose game is causing expense for consumers AND taxpayers.  This time, it is a truly inane argument.

The Trump administration will likely have a tougher time defending in court its plan to relax fuel efficiency standards for cars because of new evidence showing that federal agencies were internally divided over whether weaker rules would save lives. 

“It strengthens legal challengers’ arguments that this was a political, and not a technical, decision,” Michael Gerard, an environmental law professor at Columbia University, told the Washington Examiner

Career experts at the the Environmental Protection Agency disagreed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, on the number of deaths that would be avoided by rolling back stringent fuel-efficiency and emission targets set by the Obama administration...

This is inane.  EPA says that there will be seventeen (17) more "auto-related" deaths under the new proposal.......because carbon monoxide!

Seventeen.

Don't be fooled here.  The auto industry is perfectly fine with Obozo standards, which will be forced onto you (at a great cost) by the State of California's ridiculous standards.  More money for the industry is fine with the industry.

Until nobody buys cars.  That's what's happening now, by the way.  Trucks are selling like hotcakes, but US-labeled sedans are rusting away on dealer lots.  Wait a few months and some manufacturers will be sending you a new car with your $25.00 auto-club membership.....

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Sad End of Cruise-Captain Kristol

That paunchy second-generation ass-licker--who also sells cruise cabins--has a very, very, slimy association that he ought to come clean about.

...Something is not adding up here; in fact, it stinks.

We are expected to believe that Bill Kristol’s son-in-law paid Fusion throughout the 2016 presidential campaign cycle but Simpson doesn’t pitch one dossier-related story to either one? Kristol just comes up with the very same flimsy talking points that Simpson and Steele are peddling—at the exact same time—and it’s pure coincidence? Kristol just happens to call for an investigation one week before the FBI takes the outrageous and unprecedented step of probing private citizens working on an opposing presidential campaign? Kristol and Robby Mook just strangely regurgitate the identical Trump-Russia plotline—on the same morning?

Since the election, Kristol and the Standard have ignored major developments in Spygate while shamefully working with Democratic operatives to smear lawmakers such as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who are trying to get to the bottom of the scandal. Kristol has been in the forefront of keeping Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation working in perpetuity.

And the Standard has yet to report on Strzok getting fired. (Nor has Kristol tweeted about Strzok.)...

Cap'n Billy is coming to his end.  Next year we'll see him rolling a couple of steelies around in his hand while grabbing passers-by asking about his missing strawberries.

"Bail Reform" a Horrible Joke

You've all read about the Mohammedans in New Mexico who were training children how to use AR-15's to commit mass murders in schools.  And how a 3-year-old kid had been killed there during some sort of Mohammedan religious ritual.

And how the judge did not require bail NOR put them in the slammer pending trial.

Yah, well, that's called "Bail Reform."  Sounds a lot like another George Soros plot to me.

"These people have been charged. They have not been convicted," said Leo Romero, a professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico Law School and the chairman of a committee that made recommendations on reforming cash bail in the state, which were adopted by the state Supreme Court in 2017.

"So you're balancing individual rights versus safety of the community, and the judge is weighing that when she is determining the evidence presented by the prosecutor," he said.

In 2014, the state Supreme Court, in New Mexico vs. Walter Ernest Brown, deemed that even if someone is charged with a serious offense, a judge has to make an individual determination on whether to detain the defendant before trial.

"Just because someone is charged with first-degree murder or first-degree sexual assault, that by itself is insufficient," Romero said. "The court's got to consider other evidence of whether the person might be a danger or a flight risk, such as the nature and circumstances, which is different than the charge itself."


First mistake:  letting a LawProf write the rules.  Second mistake:  taking stupid rules seriously.

Notes on the Primary

Leah wins in a landslide.

A substitute radio-host  commented on Monday?  (Friday?)  that Vukmir had not purchased any radio ad slots for about three weeks.  Naturally, being a RadioGuy, he opined that this was a grave error on her part.

Evidently the internal polls told Leah & Co. that advertising would be a waste of resources.  Clearly, that was the case!

Minor, minor, note:  a friendly young man hit my doorbell yesterday, encouraging me to go vote for Nicholson. 

Even more minor note:  "Red" Fred Kessler lost his primary in Milwaukee yesterday.  I'm tempted to make a comparison to the Occasional-Cortex race in NYC.

Of interest going forward:  The (D) race garnered 550K voters; the Pubbies only 450K.  While the D numbers probably reflect the overabundance of flavor-choices in the gubernatorial primary,  it's also possible that the Ds are actually motivated.  Walker is insisting that they are coming after him tooth and nail.  But I can't imagine that either Evers or Precious Tammy motivates black turnout, without which D hopes are........ahhh........challenged.

Bumper Sticker Art

Peter stole it from the Daily Timewaster.  I stole it from Peter.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Poor Little Peter Strzok. Cry With Him!!

Po' Li'l Peter (and little dick, too) got fired.

It was all political and freedom of speech, and like that, boo hoo boo hoo.

That ends the career of the prototypical FBI management-track guy.

Regardless, he won't be shopping at smelly old Wally World any time soon.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

How's Your Labor Force Aging??

Yes, that's exactly what I meant:  How is your labor force aging?

If it's "simultaneously," you are in trouble.

A retired friend of mine got a call from an ex-employer who asked him to come back as a 'part-time consultant' to train their labor force on machinery startup, operation, and repairs.  The Company depends on that machinery and the machinery is both complex and dangerous--so it's not like driving a car.  They kept "upping the ante" dollar-wise--and he kept refusing.  He ain't going back.

The reason for that company's desperation is simple: nearly all their experienced labor retired in the last few years.  They had not been too smart about "planning the labor force", had gone defensive on hiring (or "cheap", if you please) and as a result, had no journeymen to promote.  All they have is apprentices.

That's a problem:  they must now limit their sales because they (literally) cannot deliver what was 100% of their capacity 5 years ago; they're down to the mid-70's%.

For the foreseeable future, the US economy will be growing and the available labor pool is almost non-existent.  It will be far worse in SE Wisconsin about three years from now when Foxconn opens up, by the way.

If you think that going cheap in worker recruitment is the smart play, your business will be extinct in about 10 years or less.  Change the attitude of your HR/ER people, now.

Going to School in Santa Barbara

Things will be different this school year!!


Well, honey, after your 25-to-life term, you won't be using juice-boxes any more.

HT:  Last Refuge

Saturday, August 11, 2018

State Fair's On!!

How do I know the State Fair is running?

Easy.

Dozens of drivers in the metro area who are totally confused by a road having more than 2 lanes, and who cannot seem to grok a speed limit sign beginning with the digit "7".

Thank God it's over tomorrow.  Then all we have to put up with is the usual contingent of F.I.B.'s.

Living in Milwaukee

There had to be a term for living in the City of Milwaukee--and sure enough, it's out there!!

...The great paleo-conservative thinker, Sam Francis, introduced the term “anarcho-tyranny” into the dissident vocabulary. He defined it as “we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”...

San Fransico, Chicago, NYC, Seattle, and Portland (and their surrounding 'burbs) are worse--but only because Barrett is actually very lazy.

Keep the term handy.  It'll be in your suburb soon!!

AOSHQ Meets Schmitz, Falk, and Chisholm

Huh.  Here I am, reading a rant from Ace, and this emerges:

...Only Republicans must obey the law, including the unwritten laws that corrupt prosecutors dream up when they can't find a violation of a written law....

Who KNEW that Ace had met Schmitz, Falk, and Chisholm of the Wisconsin Lefty-Law-Jackwad Alliance??

Friday, August 10, 2018

"We're the Forest Service. We'll Steal Your Land!!"

It's not a long story.  US Forest Service decides it wants someone's land.

They take it.   

No, the USFS didn't pay for it.

The 9th Circus agrees.

Trump is wrong.  The Ninth Circuit court is the enemy of the people.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Sykes Reduced to MSNBC and Raging Jealousy

Apparently Charlie Sykes--whose broadcasting now comes from the toilet (MSNBC)-- is in a raging jealousy of Laura Ingraham, so he "forgets" what Ingraham's family looks like in order to make his tiny little point.

Get over it, Charlie.  It's been 18 months or so.  You don't want to die as a raving H8tr.

DiFi: "I Spy"

It should come as no surprise that a powerful Democrat on the Senate Intel Committee has been quietly helping the Chinese Communists for at least 30 years or so.

And it is ALSO no surprise that her husband made a shit-ton of money by playing on that "help."

S'pose these two will get the anal-inspection routine that Mueller is giving Trump?  Or that they will be indicted?  Maybe a clawback of the ill-gotten gains?

Sure!  About the same day Hillary lands in Federal Prison for Espionage Act violations.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Pictures of Democrat Party Membership

From Ace HQ:



Yup.

NFL's New Cheerleaders Are Boys. Hmmm.

As AOSHQ notes, the NFL will be having new cheerleaders.  Boys.

This is supposed to entice the old viewership back, after losing them due to Kneelers.

OK, then.

Another Far-West Fed Judge Nutbag

Were the entire West Coast to slide into the Pacific, the US would lose most of its Judicial-Class Nutbags, including this one.

Boys will continue to be allowed in girls’ restrooms and locker rooms in Oregon after a judge dismissed a lawsuit against that policy, saying, “high school students do not have a fundamental privacy right to not share school restrooms, lockers, and showers with transgender students whose biological sex is different than theirs.”

Students who are unwillingly subjected to seeing students of the opposite sex are not having their rights violated, U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez wrote....

Well.  Prayer, fasting, and a couple of good beat-downs may reverse these trends.

False Dilemma in Wauwatosa; Hold On To Your Wallets!!

So happens we have a couple of close friends who own property in Wauwatosa who are directly in the cross-hairs of the Wauwatosa Big Spenders Club--which is the Board of Education and the Common Council's Finance Committee.

Wauwatosa staff is proposing a $30 registration fee/wheel tax as part of the 2019 capital budget.
Ruggini, during the Finance Committee July 31, said he targeted an amount he thought necessary to replace sufficient borrowing to allow the city to remain within its debt policy benchmarks while still having some funding available for bike and pedestrian improvements, as well, which are a challenge to fund. ...

(What is it with "As well"?  It's useless in the above graf, but is more and more common in the speech of Gen-X people who are apparently semi-literate.  /rant)

Anyhow, here's how the false dilemma is set up:

...In order to ensure that the city remains within these benchmarks, reduces exposure to increasing interest rates, decreases future debt service costs and reduces its reliance on borrowing, a $30 vehicle registration fee will be recommended for inclusion in the 2019 capital budget, according to Ruggini's online memo. ....

Umnnnnhhhhh.......OR, Mr. Ruggini, Tosa could SPEND LESS in OPERATING FUNDS, thus making those dollars available for capital funds.

Somehow, REDUCED SPENDING never crossed the "minds" of the Tosa Establishment.

Time to sell your property.  BTW, in this little corner of the world, auto registration is $75.00/year.  The Tosa proposal will bring their fee to .........ready??...........$135.00/year.  Sheesh!

Where DOES CNN Get Its "Talent"?

Yah, so I have a question:  where does CNN find its "talent" for on-air news critters?

Here, two of their personalities demonstrate more ignorance than any 6-year-old has about weather.

Imagine that.  Hail during a hail-storm!  Next they will learn that water is wet, or stoves can be hot....

When do they graduate to Wolfie Blitzed status??

Cupich v. Scalia v. Francis: Bring Back Scalia!!

It is unfortunate that Antonin Scalia is dead and unable to comment on Pp. Francis' latest material heresy.

The Archbishop of Chicago (known to the Chicago Police Department as "Blazing Cupcake") would have liked to watch a Francis v. Antonin MMA showdown.  The Cardinal also invents a new and heretical theory of the economy of salvation in the process.

...“Would that he had lived to be here today, to see what the pope has done, because I think it would cause him to rethink that,” Cupich said, in reference to a Scalia quote read by the panel moderator, Ronald J. Tabak, the chair of the ABA’s death penalty committee.

In the quote read from a 2002 article in the journal First Things, Justice Scalia noted that Christian societies, confident in eternal life, tended to be less horrified by the death penalty than secular societies.

“Indeed, it seems to me that the more Christian a country is, the less likely it is to regard the death penalty as immoral,” Scalia wrote. “Abolition has taken its firmest hold in post-Christian Europe and has least support in the church-going United States. I attribute that to the fact that for the believing Christian, death is no big deal.”...

Well, Your Eminence, there's nothing to "re-think."  Scalia's insight into the present, faith-less, situation in Europe (and the growing darkness here in the USA) is something that Pp Francis could not have formulated, nor could he have countered it.

Cupich proceeds to fill the room with the foo-foo dust of heresy:

 ...“I think that his understanding of salvation has great limitations. It’s an atomistic view of salvation, that is, as individuals,” Cupich said. “God saves a people. God doesn’t just save by individuals. How is it that we integrate human beings into society, especially those at the margins? That’s the question we should be posing here.”...

Cardinal "Cupcake" blazes a new theology of salvation here--just as heretical as the Francis formulation on the death penalty.  Not since day ONE has the Church taught "salvation lies in associations" or "race," or "geography" or "political party" or whatever Cupcake is trying to put across here.

If THAT were the case, individual confessions would never have been necessary, and that's just for openers.  Cupcake proposes a Socialist Salvation theory.  Egads.

I have a better idea for Cardinal Cupcake:  resign, and let the shade of Scalia take your seat in Chicago.  At least that poor Archdiocese would be governed by a Catholic.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Fed Prosecutorial Priorities

Since there's nothing going on in Washington DC--that is, no illegal activity by ANY politicians, nor their campaigns, nor any individuals associated with those campaigns, nor any FBI agents or Directors which submitted frauds upon the FISA Courts, or perjured themselves, or.......

nah.........

nothing like that at all.........

Since there's nothing going on there, the Feds have turned their attention to geriatrics who ILLEGALLY BOUGHT AND TRANSPORTED 100+ lbs. of ginseng.  Nailed the old bastards for $65 grand in fines, too.

That'll teach them about LAW and ORDER!!!


Althouse v. Silicon Valley in re: Alex Jones, et.al.

Perhaps Ms. Althouse is already kinda bored with retirement.  She tossed a very strong signal that the Facebook/Google/Apple/(etc., etc.) banishment of Alex Jones is ......not defensible in court.

Yes, Alex Jones is a dipwad.  But there's very good reason to think that .......oh, f'r instance.....the Catholic Church would be next.

Or the State of Israel.

It's a fight worth having.  And the damage awards!!  Wow--ya'know, Apple's a trillion-dollar value. 

Even an old LeftyWacko like Bob Habushhabushhabushhabush & Habush might join the suit for a piece of that action......

Monday, August 06, 2018

Second That Emotion, Peter!

Peter, who lives in North Texas, comments on the war-zone/shithole that is Chicago.

Let's go to the last graf, where he speaks of the gang-bangers:

...Don't send them to us.  Yes, we can always use the target practice, but you'll send your damn fool liberal lawyers with them, and we don't have enough tar, feathers and rope for all of them.  Yet.

We can second that emotion.