Sunday, August 25, 2019

Jesuit General Sosa Is a Biden-esque Moonbat

Not only is he a material heretic on the topic of Satan, he's also a barking moonbat on the topic of immigration.  He's becoming the Joe Biden of the Catholic church.....

...in one of his more controversial claims, Father Sosa said that nations have no right to enforce their borders because in the end, the land belongs to everyone.

“Those who live in a given territory have no right to turn away migrants,” he said, “because they have no absolute right to that territory. They do not own it; the goods of the land are for everyone.”
“I do not see a conflict of rights — those of migrants and those of those who already live in the place — but the opportunity for a human dialogue to create a universal fraternity through these movements of populations due to various reasons: wars, persecutions, poverty, the search for a better life,” he said....

This might come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the Old Testament, but perhaps (Fr.) Sosa is NOT familiar with it.  You remember all that stuff about how God "gave" Israel to Abraham, right?  Maybe God was just kidding?

It is true that 'the goods of the land are for everyone,' in a general sense--but there are plenty of "if-and-but" phrases there, which the General doesn't bother to mention.  Begin with 'how do those goods get produced and distributed?', for example.  Yes, it's complicated, General, and you'd rather toss gassy platitudes, I know.

Oh, it gets even more interesting!!

...Turning to the issue of modern political movements, Father Sosa said that populism is dangerous, alleging it is an authoritarian ideology.

“There are various populisms, as well as sovereignisms, that we find within fundamentalism,” he said, “sovereignism” being a term for belief in independent nation-states.

“Populism conceals various forms of authoritarianism under the blanket of the representation of the people. It takes a great deal of political discernment,” he said, adding that it represents an “ideological form.”

“One thing is a political idea, another is an ideology,” he claimed....
Oh, really, Father?

Is it "authoritarian" to have and enforce laws?  Which laws?  What, exactly, is "sovereignism"?  In a representative republic, is there a "populist blanket"?

Inquiring minds need clarity, General.  Meantime, why don't you take a moment to read up on Satan?



IPCC, Still Lying With Numbers

Ah, yes.  The UN's 'climate' bunch.  In the (slightly modified) words of Simon and Garfunkel, "Still lying, after all these years..."

Here's a simple chart comparing what the UN's barking moonbats predicted vs. what actually happened.  It's about the atmospheric temps because:

...Getting the tropical climate right is essential to understanding climate worldwide. Most of the atmospheric moisture originates in the tropical ocean, and the difference between surface and upper atmospheric temperature determines how much of the moisture rises into the atmosphere. That’s important. Most of earth’s agriculture is dependent upon the transfer of moisture from the tropics to temperate regions....

 The links have lots more info, but it's readable!! 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Meanwhile, in the Fox River Valley

Go to the Fox River Valley:  Green Bay, Appleton, Kaukauna.  This guy was there. 

HT  PowerLine

Good Times, Good Times

Stolen directly from PowerLine

Nationalist or Patriot?

Nicely-drawn distinction between "nationalism" and "patriotism."  Choose the latter, friends.

....Nationalism as is understood today by most people is largely a product of the French Revolution to push the French speaking peoples into a mode of hyper-statism and away from decentralization. It is ironic that the modern Right embraces the leftist notion to such a degree.

Many today declare themselves civic nationalists while laying claim to the intellectual thought of the conservative movement, which ironically always critiqued nationalism from a traditionalist perspective.

Traditional American conservatives such as Robert Nisbet or Russell Kirk were extremely critical of nationalism and identified it with social engineering and consolidated federal power vs. localism. Today it is seen as bedrock of a hard right, statist movement, which often tends toward fascism.

I have written elsewhere:

“Professor Clyde Wilson, staunch traditionalist and someone the SPLC would label a ‘neo confederate’ famously stated, Patriotism is the wholesome, constructive love of one’s land and people. Nationalism is the unhealthy love of one’s government, accompanied by the aggressive desire to put down others—which becomes in deracinated modern men a substitute for religious faith. Patriotism is an appropriate, indeed necessary, sentiment for people who wish to preserve their freedom; nationalism is not.’...
There you are.

HT:  Cold Fury

Emergency!! Presidential Powers

Oh, yes he can!!

Under 1977 legislation, Trump has a lot of authority over US corporations.

S. 1701 a) Any authority granted to the President by section 1702 of this title may be exercised to deal with any unusual and extraordinary threat, which has its source in whole or substantial part outside the United States, to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States, if the President declares a national emergency with respect to such threat....

S. 1702   (a)(1) At the times and to the extent specified in section 1701 of this title, the President may, under such regulations as he may prescribe, by means of instructions, licenses, or otherwise--(A) investigate, regulate, or prohibit--(i) any transactions in foreign exchange,(ii) transfers of credit or payments between, by, through, or to any banking institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments involve any interest of any foreign country or a national thereof,(iii) the importing or exporting of currency or securities, by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States...

That's a lotta power, ain'a?

Who the Hell would ever give that to a Republican madman honky fascist who thinks he's the King of Israel and the Chosen One?

Who, I say??  WHO??

*Cough* That would be the Democrat Party, friends.  Of course, they meant that only for Democrat Presidents, ya'know, like Carter, Obama, or Hillary, or Poca-honky, or Tlaib (praise Allah!!)

Whoops.

Progress!! ???

Cadged from AOSHQ

compare and contrast - drag racing.jpg

The Hillary-Francis Amazon Synod

She's Baa-aaack!! 

Hillary Clinton may have inspired the "Amazon Synod" working document.

...Austrian philosopher Professor Thomas Stark said the liberation theology once condemned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Cardinal Josef Ratzinger has “morphed” into “tribalism” and is now “all through” the synod’s working document.

“[Tribalism] is a new form of socialism that is unknown to most people,” Prof. Stark explained. “And because they are unaware of what it is really all about, they do not realize how dangerous it is.”  ..

...In tribalism, there is “no individual property,” there are “no traditional families” and “children are raised collectively,” added Stark, who has taught philosophy at the Benedict XVI Academy of Philosophy and Theology (Heiligenkreuz) and is a professor of philosophy at the University of St. Pölten in Austria.  ...
Hillary's 'Village' rises again, with +Francis I as its new champion.

Surprised?


Friday, August 23, 2019

Red China Election Interference!! Does Anyone Care?

We're told that Communist China will be imposing new tariffs ONLY on goods produced by "swing States" (and continuing the ones imposed on farm States.)

This constitutes Interference with Elections.

S'pose Tony Evers, Chuckles Schumer, Nancy, and the rest of the Clown Car are going to scream and shout?

NBCCBSABCAPCNN?

And Google has its own Election Interference machine, which worked on at least 2.5 million people in 2016.  Yes, doh, it's anti-Trump.

Same question:  will Chuckie, Nancy, and the loonytoon Press raise a question?

Same crickets.

Charlie Sykes, Joe Walsh, Wow!!!

Where there is Kristol, there is Sykes. 

Will Charlie be strumming his keyboard for this guy Joe Walsh?  The not-really-pro-lifer who issues open threats of "war" on Obozo and Black Lives Matter?

Inquiring minds, and all that.

It is interesting that Walsh's principal radio sponsor in Chicago is U-Line--which was also the source of the bazillions spent to push Kevin Williamson and to denigrate Leah Vukmir in the '18 Senate primary.  Some state that Vukmir could have prevailed over Baldwin were it not for Dick Uihlein's folly.

We said earlier that Walsh appears to be a loonytunes and nothing has changed.


26 of 27 Worst Mass Shooters.....

Good ol' AOSHQ!!  Always has useful information--FACTUAL information--that will never burden such as CNNNBCCBSAPGANNETTNYT, nor their Superiors in the Democrat Party.

Suzanne Venker’s recent opinion piece on FoxNews is very, very important, because she points out that almost all of the most recent deadly mass shooters have one thing in common: fatherlessness.  --Patheos, referenced at Ace

Please see my immediately-prior post which addresses "virtue".

"National Conservatism" v. Homo Economicus

This essay is a fairly good summary of the current "national conservatism" v. "economic man" imbroglio.  Since it reinforces my thoughts about men who wear bow ties *cough* George Will *cough* it starts out very well indeed.  Even so, the author doesn't attempt to nail down the underlying problem.

The author finds a Williamson essay in NR next to an essay of the bow tie man, and compares....

....Williamson diagnoses what Will ignores: the technological and economic developments that gave us the iPhone and Uber have “upset longstanding social arrangements and put longstanding status relationships up for renegotiation.” According to this analysis, the economic policies that conservatives have promoted have undermined the social and cultural order that conservatism sought to preserve....As he puts it, “An economy that rewards geographic mobility, professional flexibility, and financial risk-taking brings unintended social consequences with it, from undermining local relationships and civil society to encouraging norms of delayed marriage and parenthood.”...
We highlighted the MOST important consequence.

So why did that happen??  Because of homo economicus--the libertarian economic system which has eaten 'conservatism' and now lives in its old dwelling.

...Economics is a science of individualism. True conservatives have a soft spot in their hearts for organic collectivity. It is small wonder that there is no truly conservative economic doctrine. True conservatives think people spend too much time thinking and acting “economically” in the United States, which has always encouraged individualism, ambition, and mobility at the expense of stability and community. Thus real conservatism has been a marginal and primarily cultural school of criticism....
(One could quibble about labeling 'economics' as a 'science,' but this ain't the place.)

So what's that underlying problem I mentioned?  It is this:  neither the author, nor Williamson, nor Will, consider the spiritual problem.  To a greater or lesser degree, all of them still identify mankind as 'homo economicus,' and that's--at the very best--incomplete.  "Why are we here?" is not answered with "To collect the most toys!", but also not "To have a happy family and community."

The answer was given by Aristotle, and it begins with "virtue," (which was not only moral.)  Christianity clarified 'what is virtue' so that "earning Heaven" became "Why we are here."

The hardest part, then, is determining how much any government policy should advance that end without becoming a theocracy.

Good luck!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sending Their Best, Eh?

Even the statistics are RRAAAAAAAAAAAAAYCISS!!!

...Non-citizens made up 64% of all federal arrests in 2018 despite making up 7% of the U.S. population, according to Justice Department data released Thursday and reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Between 1998 and 2018, federal arrests of non-citizens grew by 234%, while federal arrest of U.S. citizens climbed 10%....
You can bet large that non-citizens are disproportionately arrested in States and Locals, too.  But the Nooz won't tell you that, will they?

Dr. Frankenstein, mit Teknobabbel!!

You won't find a Lefty screeching about this move.

To stop mass shootings, Trump reportedly considering a DARPA-style program to analyze "neurobehavioral signs" of mental instability, drawing on data collected from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other devices....Michael Tracey quoted at AOSHQ

Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned Phrenology??

Jebbie General Babbles Diabolically

This guy "Fr." Sosa SJ is doubling down on his personal theological fantasy on Satan.

Symbols are part of reality, and the devil exists as a symbolic reality, not as a personal reality.

Well, then, Father, how about this little personal theological fantasy:

"SJ" is a symbolic--not personal--reality symbolizing "BS Alert"!!

You get your fantasy symbols, we get ours.

By the way, if you can untangle Sosa's paragraph of double-talk drooling on the question, have at it.  

Women Working a "Good Thing"?

A Catholic lecture-circuit woman from Louisiana tweets ....umnnhhhh...."wisdom."

St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a physician 
St. Zelie Martin was a lacemaker 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton & 
St. Katharine Drexel built schools 
St. Joan of Arc was a soldier 
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a philosopher 
So it looks like women working IS a good thing...huh. Wow.
 Without going into that whole debate, we can make an observation that Ms. Katie avoids:

ONLY TWO OF THOSE WOMEN WERE MARRIED WITH KIDS, those being St. Gianna and St. Zelie.

It's not so easy to make a case for mothers working outside the home, especially if fathers are ALSO working outside the home, given the sociology we have today.  'Fess up, Katie.

Are MKE County Judges Idiots??

In case you're wondering why one should NOT live in Milwaukee County, just read this news item from Channel 6.  It's damning

Prologue:  a drug dealer makes bail in a Washington County drug case, after already being out-on-bail in a Milwaukee County case.  TWO bonds, friends.

He continues his business in the City of Milwaukee.

Gunshots ensue.

Cops locate the bailed-out drug dealer who was shooting, demand that he drop the gun.  Drug dealer runs, turns, points the gun at the cops, who commence fire.

Bailed-out drug dealer/shooter goes to hospital, then to Milwaukee County court on charges:

  • Intentionally point firearm — law enforcement officer, etc., use of a dangerous weapon
  • Felony bail jumping — four counts
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (cocaine), greater than five to 15 grams, use of a dangerous weapon
  • Possession of narcotic drugs
HE WAS GRANTED $50K CASH BAIL AGAIN!!!

 Barnes made his initial appearance in court on Saturday, Aug. 17. Probable cause was found for further proceedings, and a preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 27. Cash bond was set at $50,000.

Question:  What's the difference between idiots and Milwaukee County judges?

Wackdoodle Walsh to Primary Trump?

We've listened to this guy Walsh on a number of occasions while driving through Illinois.  He's a wackdoodle with quite a few strange ideas (see this link for one example.)

Run against Trump

He might get more support than Bill Weld did.  Remember him?  I didn't think so.....

The fact that Kristol is involved should be all you need to know.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Purgatory Chamber Closes!

We are told that the "St Louis Jesuits" will stop their activity.

50 years of Purgatory-in-Strumming comes to a close.

Of course, if you are a really horrible sinner, you may have to listen to that stuff on an endless....and I mean ENDLESS.......loop.

Yes, that would be Hell.

(The above was a public service announcement that should send you off to Confession at a rapid rate of speed.  You will also have a FIRM purpose of amendment, no?)

Buy Kenosha Property NOW!!

There will be a rush on Kenosha property, whether raw, swamp, or good stuff, in the coming 12 months+++.

...Oh boy, just got the low down on Lightfoots plans for her speech on 28th. The focus of the speech will be the greedy police pensions bankrupting the city and the need for 8-10% property tax increases to offset the unbridled greed of a racist FOP and CPD....quoted at Second City Cop
Recall that Illinois raised its gasoline tax by nineteen cents/gallon (doubling it) effective June 1st.

A 10% hike in Chicago prop-tax is enormous and will cause significant emigration; Kenosha is certainly in the right place at the right time.

On the Contrary, the NYTimes Is Right!

Blaska noted this sentence in a NYTimes articls.

“America holds onto an undemocratic assumption from its founding: that some people deserve more power than others.
Yup.

Those "some" are people who went to the right schools.  They live in New York City, Boston, and D.C., and also inhabit a few State capitols.  They are usually being endlessly fluffed and pleasured by others who buy ink by the barrel and would really, really, like to deserve more power--but won't get it.

But in reality, they only think they are 'deserving.'  We let them think that for a while, then we elect Donald Trump.

In fact, long before the NYTimes staffers figured out that their diapers really do stink, a fellow named Eric Arthur Blair wrote a well-known book using the quoted thought as a leitmotiv.

But a reminder, boys and girls of the Times:  pigs get slaughtered.  That was the chapter in Blair's book that didn't get published.  You don't want to be part of that chapter, do you, boys and girls??


Is Musk a Fiery Flim-Flam Man?

It appears that Elon Musk's products are .....ahhh.......fiery.

Yah.  That's it.  "FIERY"

...On Tuesday, Walmart sued Tesla, after its solar panels atop seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire, alleging breach of contract, gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards. Walmart is asking Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 Walmart locations where they have been installed, and to pay damages related to all the fires Walmart says that Tesla caused.

Walmart said it had leased or licensed roof space on top of more than 240 stores to Tesla’s energy operations unit, formerly known as SolarCity (which was basically a bailout by Elon Musk for Elon Musk who was also the largest SolarCity shareholder), for the installation and operation of solar systems. But as of November, fires had broken out at no fewer than seven of the stores, forcing the disconnection of all the solar panel systems for the safety of the public.

The breach-of-contract suit by Walmart, which was filed in the state of New York, alleges that: “As of November 2018, no fewer than seven Walmart stores had experienced fires due to Tesla’s solar systems-including the four fires described above and three others that had occurred earlier.” The fires resulted in evacuations, damaged property and inventory....
Now we wait for the tunnel under Los Angeles to goo all rice-krispies.

"Police!!" Actually, NOT Police.

This is just wonderful.

The Norfolk Police Department is looking for two people who impersonated police and forced their way into a Norfolk home.

It happened in April in the 3300 block of Illinois Avenue.

The two victims inside the home heard a knock at the door, someone yelled, “Police!” and moments later the door was kicked in, according to court records.

Records state the two suspects entered the house wearing ski masks armed with handguns.  --quoted at The Captain
So now we all get to play "Is it?  Or Is It Ain't??""

Did EPA Dingbats Hear This?

It is reported that the two most-useless bureaucracies in the galaxy, EPA and DoE, have bright, shiny, recommendations for your indoor climate.

85 degrees (F) when away, 78 degrees (F) while at home, and 82 degrees (F) at night.

Based on my spouse's reaction, one hopes that EPA and DoE personnel stay away from this place.  FAR away. 

Unless then can answer this question in the affirmative:  "Can you run faster than 982 feet/second?" 

Well, can you?

Pocan Loves Him Some Terrorists!

Mark Pocan, (D-LaLaLand) has a thing for banning "assault weapons".

Except for "assault weapons" used by Mohammedan terrorists.

Pocan is one of a very few Members of Congress who have been hand-picked and groomed by Miftah, a terrorist-tied, anti-Semite, blood-libel outfit.  I'm sure that Madistan is proud of him for it.

Oh, and who else was hand-picked?  The women Tlaib and Omar.  (Omar's marital history and randiness are becoming legend, by the way.  Soon she'll be in the Clinton-class....)

Well, Mark, here in the Normie World, we're not giving up any "assault" weapons.  But feel free to stop over and demand them from us.

Heh. 

Popcorn Time??

In a way, this is not really humorous at all.

The left side of [Pelosi's] conference, run by the so-called “Squad” of socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is ascendant as Pelosi’s top deputies–several committee chairs–face primary challenges similar to one Ocasio-Cortez used to wipe out longtime Pelosi ally, former Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) on her path to power.
In fact, at least seven of Pelosi’s top confidantes–committee chairs–potentiallly face the same fate as Crowley, as primary challengers have announced campaigns against them.
It's a well-worn observation that the Left eventually eats its own, e.g., Stalin v Trotsky.

But no matter Pelosi's growing intransigence against the Right, she is nowhere near a Communist, as are the "squad" dames.


The Gulag in the USA

"It can't happen here!!"--unless it DID happen here, as in the case of Steve Stockman

All you need to know about the case is this graf:

...The government organizations and people on whom Stockman blew the whistle are the very ones who tried and secured his conviction — the FBI, DOJ and IRS....
We hasten to add that this occurred during the Obama Administration.

But as we know now, FBI, DOJ, and IRS remain filled-to-the-brim with Obama/Alinsky Ruling Class thugs who put on their jackboots every morning.  (This in contrast to EEOC/EPA Ruling Class people who put on their pink tutus every morning.  See below thread.)

Oh, yes....Paul Ryan was making campaign plans with Mittens and just could not possibly take the time to assist Stockman.  Too bad, eh?


Doofus Agency vs. Trump (and Common Sense)

The Daily Caller setup for this case is correct, but VERY incomplete.

A workplace anti-discrimination law does not cover transgender employees, the Trump administration told the Supreme Court in a new legal filing.

The case has created an internal split within the executive branch over the reach of Title VII, the civil rights law governing employment practices....
EEOC and EPA are the red-haired step-children in the Trump administration.  Both those agencies have been staffed by Total Loonies for decades.  In the case at hand, EEOC's wack-a-doodle decision, aided by the black-robed sparklefarts on the Sixth Circuit, are being opposed by a Justice Department which is headed by Normies (for the time being.)

So it's not really an 'internal split.'  It's a split between Planet Earth and the Other Galaxy.

Wisconsin, Progressives, and Sterilization

About eleven years ago, we published an item related to Wisconsin's "Progressives" and their passage of a bill forcing sterlization on certain prisoners and mental-hospital inmates.  It was eugenics, pure and simple, and the associated Big Names will be interesting to history lovers.  (Hoyt, McGovern, Rodgers, Van Hise....)

The source document link we used at the time has gone dead, but we found a couple of very good substitutes which 'splain the whole thing in excruciating detail.

Recall that in the early 1900's, "Progressives" were also Republicans (Teddy Roosevelt, anyone?) and that--to some degree--explains the near-unanimous voting pattern of Wisconsin Catholics:  pro-Democrat.

Things changed, eh?  The Eugenics crowd--the Sanger-ites--found a new home in the Democrat Party and got their bloodiest wish:  abortion on demand.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lindsey's Ruling-Class Disease

It appears that Lindsey Graham still has "ruling class" disease.  That's the one where people who are in D.C. suddenly think they are smarter, better, and more moral than anyone else in the entire country.  It's a mental disease and should be "red-flagged", just like Fredo Cuomo's.  But I digress.

Lindsey strokes Trump's ego in the hope that Trump will fall for Graham's line of crap.  Who knows?  Maybe it will work.

Lindsey will get shrinks to accompany cops on their dis-armament missions.  So it's 4th-Amendment compatible, see, just like how Stalin had shrinks, too!!  See??  Shrinks make everything Constitutional!!!

And of course, good ol' Lindsey throws in that happy talk about how he 'owns an AR-15,' so that means he's one of the boys.

No, Lindsey, It means you had the $1200.00 to spend.

You should spend $1200.00 on coursework related to the history of gun-controlled countries.  Like pre-WWII Germany, or pre-WWII Russia, or Cuba, Venezuela, ........

Fuggedabout Greenland. Better Deal Here!!

The President should dump the Greenland idea.

Better deal RIGHT HERE, Mr. President!!!

Swap Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Manhattan to the Chinese in return for Hong Kong.  Here's the hard part:  Red China MUST take Pelosi, Feinstein, AOC, and the Mayors of all those cities as part of the deal, but they can keep the Mayor of Hong Kong.  (Yes, I'm including DeBlasio as "mayor" of Manhattan and AOC who's supposedly from Brooklyn.  Shut up already.)

Since Hong Kong already has lots of US flags, we won't have to ship any there.  At the same time, all those individuals we're sending have plenty of hammer-and-sickle flags. 

Whadda deal, eh??




RAYCIS!!!!

The Warrior found out why everything you say and do is Rrrrrrrrrraaaaaacis!!

John Paul II on "Nationalism"


“The Nation is truly free when it can be configured as a community determined by the unity of culture, language, and history. The State is solidly sovereign when it governs society and also serves the common good of society and allows the Nation to realize itself in its own subjectivity, in its own identity.”  --Pope St. John Paul II
What's there of interest?  First, that the Nation is NOT the same as the State, although the State may be constituted to rule that Nation.   Secondly, the State is 'solidly sovereign' if it is serving the common good of society in its governance.

Common good is not merely 'monetary prosperity' (although that's nice to have.)

More:

“...the fundamental truth about the freedom of the Nation: the Nation perishes if its spirit is deformed, the Nation grows when this spirit is purified more and more, and no external force is able to destroy it.”...
Should be clear to all but the willfully blind that JPII's definition of 'purified spirit' means a spirit which conforms to moral and ethical principles announced in the Old (Ten Commandments) and New Testaments, which is the Natural Law.

But we have the willfully blind, so JPII's comment ought to provoke concern.

And prayer.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Trump Squeeze

It would be one thing if Communist China were honorable.  But they're not; they lie, cheat, and steal every. single. day.

So when we read that Trump's tariffs are taking effect, there's a certain schadenfreude.

An interesting article in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) highlights how China is shifting their procurement priority from minerals used in manufacturing (cobalt, copper) to the acquisition of food and agriculture products....

Maybe some US interests could buy back the Mountain Pass mining operation from the ChiComs.  They can use the cash, and ya'know, 'strategic minerals' might be useful to the US, ain'a?

"Nice" Church? Not Christ's.

We mentioned that a Utah priest has taken on a mighty penance by obeying his Bishop and becoming the pastor of a renegade parish.  (There are lots of them here in Wisconsin too.)

To show you how bad things are, here's a quote from a followup article on the situation:

...[Dissenting] parents shared that they have tried to build an accepting and diverse faith community. They say that their school and church taught them to “walk the path that Jesus the Christ has laid before us. It is a path of love, compassion, and unconditional regard and acceptance.” ...

Here's an "unconditional" from Christ Himself:  "Go, and sin no more." "Be perfect, as My Heavenly Father is perfect." 

Christ did not waste any effort by being "accepting" of money-changers in His Father's house, nor did He offer "regard" to the bad thief next to Him on Calvary.

The homosexualists who wrote this piece are very good at Newspeak Agitprop; lying about Christ's mission is part of the game.  But Christ was not the Founder of the 'Church of Nice.'  Put aonther way, the 'Church of Nice' is NOT the Catholic church.  Civil, yes.  Charitable above all.  But "nice"?  Nope.  That's someone else's church.

The same someone else who occupied the Dayton shooter's mind and body.


Carbon Free Tokin'Tony

Sure, Tony.  "Carbon-Free" Wisconsin by 2050.

Pixie Dust, Unicorns, and One Toke Over the Line.

How about "Do-Gooder Free" by 2025?  "Dumb-Ass Commission Free"?

Sheesh.

Yup. Airbags Work

If you've ever doubted the efficacy of in-car airbags, take a look at the picture below.  The driver of the pickup truck was ALIVE--albeit near-dead.  (No, he didn't hit the fire truck.  He hit a semi.)



Fast Talk, No Soul

Yes, that describes Little Benny Shapiro, the Los Angeles RadioMouth.

Or rather, 'Mouthpiece' for the Libertarian bunch which masquerades as "Conservative."

...The Reagan Revolution was inherited by the pushy ideologues and failed politicians who convinced themselves that the abstract ideas they cherished were responsible for Reagan’s success. They didn’t process the central reason for Reagan’s appeal to voters: that they felt he cared about them, their lives, and things that made life in America good for them. 
 
Over the years, Reagan’s good cheer and passion have been replaced with the unsympathetic posturing of various “conservative” ideologues....
Shapiro is one of them.  But don't think he's the only one.  If you've paid attention, you'll note that Limbaugh has seriously modified his chatter on matters economic, too.  For example, when Ross Perot claimed that NAFTA would demolish American jobs (accurately!!), Limbaugh mocked him mercilessly with a parody of "They're Coming to Take Me Away".  Somehow, that episode has been deleted from the "Radio Archives" Rush keeps someplace.

Trump, in office, and Tucker Carlson, on TeeVee, define the winning policy and rhetoric for Republicans these days.  Run away from them at your peril. Pubbies.

Branding Mercedes-Benz

Diametrically opposed to KIA branding.

The Canada branch of luxury car company Mercedes-Benz released an ad Monday that promotes diversity and features a mustachioed drag queen in an evening gown.
That'll get them 3 sales.  Maybe 5.

Friday, August 16, 2019

No Manual Tranny on New 'vette!!

There will be no manual transmission available on the 2020 Corvette.

But you can get a heated steering wheel on the mid-range model.

Girlzzz rule!!

AOC = Humpty Dumpty

Here's AOC on the question of racism.

...“We need to talk about racism, its contours, its histories, where it manifests, how it’s used, because like all winning political phenomena, whether good or bad in your opinion, they rely on collation building. So Trump relied on a coalition, and a core part of that coalition were racists building a collation with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racist views—if they were blankets and layered and made people feel good about it not being a racist thing.”
She added, “So there are a lot of people that support Trump that genuinely don’t believe that they are racist because we do not talk about or educate people on recognizing racism....
What that means?  Simple!!  "Racism is whatever we SAY it is." 

Lewis Carroll had it long ago.

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.” ...

"Which is to be master....."



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Vos Speaks on Gun Legislation: "Nope"

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos spoke with WISN's Jay Weber this morning and said that the Legislature will not take up "red flag" or "universal background check" proposals.

He explained that Wisconsin's existing mental-health law which allows 3-day involuntary commitment for examination is not un-Constitutional, and very effective.  Further, the current background check system is working just fine.

Vos summed it up--none of the Democrat proposals will have an effect on gun crimes.

He does favor additional funding for mental health in the State--something that the Governor is not interested in.  Too bad, eh?


AG Kaul Talks Like a Sausage

You can figure out what I mean by that.  It's not just because he's a Democrat carpetbagger, either.

The gun-grabber party is proposing a new gun-grabbing bill in the Legislature, so that's the excuse for writing this story.  Down near the bottom, Kaul makes a fool of himself.

Currently, there are federal background checks on gun purchases made from federally licensed dealers and state checks on handgun sales at those same dealers. The legislation would have required state checks on all gun purchases to ensure a new federal background check system was working properly.

Got that?  There are Federal background checks on all dealer gun sales in Wisconsin.  ALL of them.

This new proposal will require State background checks on all dealer gun sales in Wisconsin.  ALL of them, not just handguns.

Sure.  Because the Feds can't do it right.

So in comes AG Kaul!!

...Attorney General Josh Kaul said Thursday the state's laws that require background checks for some sales of guns but not for others make "no sense whatsoever."

"It's dangerous and we need to change it," he said
"Dangerous"?  How so, Joshkins??

In reality, Kaul really, really, really wants a database of gun owners, which is where this legislation eventually leads.

Keep wishing, Josh.

AT&T Demeaning Women

If you live in SE Wisconsin you've heard the ad from ATT "Smart Home".

There's a surprise party and when the guest of honor walks in, the hostess orders her smartphone to turn on the lights in the room.  The internet connex failed, so the hostess YELLS at her smartphone, only to get the same results.

If I were a woman, I would be very, very, offended.  Every one of my daughters knows how to get up and use a lightswitch to turn on lights.  (They do NOT know how to turn them off, however.  That's another story.)

Is AT&T intimating that women are really stupid?

Sounds that way to me.

Yes, There IS "Diabolic Possession"

Here's the video, courtesy of Daily Caller and RedState.

Still think 'diabolic possession' is just a fantasy of religious nuts?


Beware, Gun Control Types

In a discussion of the Philly drug raid, Grim observes that the drug dealers are clearly in 'friendly' territory, which is obvious by the crowd's harassment of the cops on scene.

He applies that lesson to the gun-control mania infecting D.C. and the Deep Blues* (but not the rest of the country.)

...What the gun control politicians don't see is that the ultimate effect of their actions -- should they be successful -- will be to create a much bigger black market, this time for deadly weapons. They'll convert a much larger part of the population into a friendly sea for that black market. They'll alienate the people from the police, and thus make large parts of the nation hostile to their own authority.
More to the point, they [the people] won't be wrong. The People are the sovereigns, after all, and they are free to decide when the government no longer legitimately represents them....  The 2nd Amendment is encoded in the Constitution. Violations of your right to do what you want with your body isn't as plainly unconstitutional as infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms....

As the man said:  "Go ahead.  Make my day."

*Deep Blues = East- and West-Coast large cities, the Press, most Intellectualoids, most college campuses and faculty and all of the population of the Deep State.

"Red Flag"? Don't Cross the Gods.....

The Google whistleblower can tell us something about how "red flag" laws will be used.

..After he was outed as a "leaker" on Twitter by an anonymous account (believed to a Google employee), law enforcement paid him a visit at his residence in California. 

According to Vorhies, San Francisco police received a call from Google, which prompted a "wellness check."

"They got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door... And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team. And they called in a bomb squad..."
Somebody at Google (probably their goon-squad "security") declared to the cop shop that Vorhies was 'mentally unwell'.  That's all it takes, just like with "Red Flag" laws as currently proposed and operative in several States.

As to "psychiatrists' who will determine 'wellness', there is precedent:  Uncle Joe Stalin.

Does Stalin have any successors?  Yes, yes, indeed!!

There was systematic political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union,[1] based on the interpretation of political opposition or dissent as a psychiatric problem.[2] It was called "psychopathological mechanisms" of dissent....
Remember that Google Maximum Leaders Brin, Schmidt, and Page were very tight with B. Hussein Obama?  The very same B. Hussein Obama who loosed the FBI, DoJ, CIA, and State on Donald Trump and all his family and friends.  Birds of a feather, and all that.

That means something.  And it ought to scare the Hell out of you while the Establishment contemplates "Red Flag" laws.

It's somewhat ironic that Obama was mentioned above.  Turns out the FBI is far more scurrilous and dirty than you ever thought.

...Turns out the FBI was already secretly plotting to use the equivalent of red flag laws to prevent those in the black American Civil Rights movements from having legal access to firearms, claiming them as too mentally ill and prone to aggressive and violent behaviors. ...


...FBI documents that were declassified and published in the 2010 book The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease uncovered how FBI profilers in the 1960s were diagnosing black rights leaders like Malcolm X with "pre-psychotic paranoid schizophrenia" as a way to prevent their attempts to legally obtain firearms. Likewise, there was a huge push in medical journals for psychiatrists to address "the urgent social issue" of firearms as a response to "the threat of civil disorder."...

Now THAT's the FBI we know and love, eh, Messrs. Mueller and Comey?


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Who Needs Your Steeenkin' Laws?

An interesting little tale with a lesson at the end.

Short story:  teenager runs mouth on the 'net about 'shooting FBI agents' and rants about Bill Clinton's slaughter of the Waco people.  Teenager lives with his father.  FEEEBS raid father's house:

...Agents found plenty of firepower in Olsen’s father’s home, though it’s unclear how much of it the 18-year-old could access. There were about 300 rounds of ammunition on a stairway, the FBI says, and thousands of rounds of ammo, camouflage clothing and a gun vault in another bedroom in the house. Agents eventually seized about 15 rifles and shotguns and 10 semiautomatic pistols....
So Dad owned the weapons, had them in a vault, mouthy kid may or may not have had access....but dad's guns are *pfffffffffft* gone.

How many Amendments did the FEEEBS break there?  As many as they wanted to.

Think about that.

A Message for Republicans

Zman has a message for Wisconsin Republicans.  Although he uses another very fine example, the message also applies to today's Gun-Grabbing foolishness.

....the Buckleyites were never willing to state what it is they sought to achieve as an end goal. The hyper-focus on process allowed them to avoid making clear what they wanted. The homosexual marriage issue is always a great example and it is so here. Instead of saying homosexual marriage is irrational and at odds with civil society, which is certainly true, the so-called conservatives wrapped themselves in legal arguments about contract theory and downstream legal issues.

The Right could never bring themselves to state the obvious. The intent of marriage laws and customs is to encourage baby making. The language of marriage makes that abundantly clear. The only purpose of marriage is reproduction. The additional benefits created by society through laws and rituals is to encourage reproduction. Homosexual marriage is therefore an absurd contradiction. The Right never bothered with these arguments and instead fell into Jesuitical legalism....
Here's the obvious which the Pubbies should state re:  guns.

"1) The right to keep and bear arms is given by God, not by the Constitution.  The Second Amendment was written primarily so that a well-armed citizenry could prevent tyranny, and defense of self and others is a necessary and excellent byproduct.

"2) Current Wisconsin and Federal law provides remedies for 'threatening', and allows involuntary confinement of duly-processed individuals who display emotional problems.  The laws also provide for extensive background checks when purchase is made through a dealer. 

"Therefore, Wisconsin Republicans will NOT entertain either 'red flag' laws which are going to violate the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments, NOR more extensive background checks.  Further, if the Federal Government writes such laws, Wisconsin will be a "sanctuary State" and such laws will not be enforced by Wisconsin authorities.

"Got that?  Good.  We will not take questions."

Sykes' Boy McMuffin: " You Are ALL White Supremacists!!"

Charlie got into bed with this nutbag who used to work for the perjurer Brennan's outfit.

With its long-standing opposition to immigration...National Review has found common ground with the far right. Like many conservative media outlets, it has flirted with the “great replacement” theory espoused by the El Paso gunman."--signed, Egg McMuffin
Charlie better check for fleas.

"Judge" Pirro Missed 2A Class in School

There's plenty of stuff in this interview which demonstrates that Pirro is.........ahh..........past her prime as a "judge."

But the most significant swing-and-miss?

...“Congressman, nobody is talking about take away people’s guns,” she said. “The United States Supreme Court made it clear we have the right to have these guns for our own personal protection. No one is talking about taking our guns away.”...
Since she advocates 'the Australian solution' which is confiscation, I think Pirro needs to take a rest.

On Guns, Evers Has "No Plan"

Two things emerge from this article at the local litterbox liner: (at some risk, we take the article to be entirely true)

1)  The Republicans cannot speak intelligently about the gun issue; and 2)  Evers has come up with zip, zero, nada "plan" for dealing with it.

What does all that mean?

1)  That Evers will not put his name on gun-grab plans (which are called "universal background check" and "red-flag") because he knows he will get hammered in the next election, and 2)  the Republicans are behaving exactly as they have for the last few dozen years. 

Stupidly.

AG Kaul Likes High-Cost Electricity

Predictably, the Moonbat A.G. of Wisconsin has joined a suit intended to increase the cost of electricity, which will slam poor people the hardest.

...New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, is leading the charge. She argues the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had no basis for weakening a regulation brought by former President Barack Obama that placed national limits on carbon dioxide pollution from coal power plants....[Wisconsin is included in the list of suing States.]

Of course, the Obozo regulation had no foundation in the actual law, as was determined by SCOTUS in 2016.

But that doesn't bother Kaul, who only recently became a resident of Wisconsin.  It's about time for a recall election on this turkey.

What Took the FEEEBS So Long?

Bill Barr should be asking a whole lot of questions about Epstein's "suicide."

THEN he should be asking questions about the FEEEBS, who waited until last Monday to show up and raid Epstein's rape-palace.

How very polite of them.

Do we really, really, really NEED the FBI?

The New Warmongers

The Warmonger Party in the US is back at it, begging for Trump to Do SOMETHING about the mess in Hong Kong.

Trump is letting the optics do the job.  Meantime, he's working on toppling the entire Commie regime on the mainland by cutting off the money.

It may work, it may not.  Meantime, the Warmongers should send their children to Hong Kong, where there is no Second Amendment.  I'm sure that will help.


Farmers SUPPORT the Tariffs

There's a reason that the Milwaukee litterbox liner never prints actual surveys of farmers regarding the tariff wars.

...A survey conducted by academics at Iowa State University of farmers in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota found that 57 percent somewhat or strongly support tariffs on Chinese goods, according to NBC News. Fourteen percent were neutral. Just 30 percent somewhat or strongly oppose the tariffs....

But but but but....muh Narrative!!!.....

You'll never see this, either:

...U.S. agriculture exports to China plummeted from $19.5 billion in 2017 to just $9.2 billion in 2018. But overall farm exports rose slightly, suggesting that other countries have taken to buying products that China is avoiding....
No doubt that a lot of farmers are having a tough couple of years, especially dairy farmers who are selling to milk-processing plants (as opposed to yogurt, e.g.)  Some farmers will go out of business, just like some manufacturers did in the '90's due to Clinton's deals with Mexico and China. 

Newspapers are going out of business, too.  Since they're no longer sources of reliable information.....well......who cares?

None Dare Call It Treason

Yesterday we mentioned that the Ruling Class had lost its command of things when Trump was elected.  They think that they can regain control, of course, so they've decided to bare some teeth.

...Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) filed an amicus brief (“friend of the court” legal brief) at the Supreme Court on Monday, joined by follow leftwing partisan Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), demanding that the Supreme Court back out of a case over one of the most restrictive gun control laws in America.

These leading Democrats also warned that if the justices proceed to issue a pro-Second Amendment ruling, and if Democrats win the White House and the Senate in 2020, then they will fundamentally remake the High Court....
Those Senators are stalking horses for a number of others such as Feinstein, Schumer, Harris, Leahy and the rest of the Democrats.  They all mean to continue the subversion of the Constitutional Rule of Law in the United States which had been underway in the Courts since the Warren regime (if not that of Charles Hughes) and the subversion actively pushed in various Departments and agencies over the last 30 years such as the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the EPA, to name only the worst.

It would be nice if Senators from the other party would actually stand on their hind legs and tell these cretins to go straight to Hell, but don't hold your breath.

Buy more ammo instead.