Thursday, November 30, 2017

Another Black-Robed Nutbag

This dumbass wearing black robes is another of the 99% who make the 1% of lawyers look bad.

The military must begin accepting transgender recruits Jan. 1 despite a ban ordered by President Trump this year, according to a D.C. district court judge. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly...--quoted at AOSHQ

Trump is the Commander in Chief.  He has plenary authority over the Armed Forces.  There is no "tranny" exception, except in what passes as 'the mind' of this dizzy broad.

Typical (D) Slimebuckets: CFPB

Pocahantas' dream is actually a manure-pit.


It should be dismantled, of course.  But with the current (R) jackwads running Congress, don't bet on it.

The English "Men"?

Some feminazi journal reveals results of a study of British men.

A new study, published in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, asked a series of in-depth questions to 30 British undergraduate sport students to try and discover what straight men really get up to with their best friends.

The results were surprising, and suggested that when behind closed doors, heterosexual men don't let masculinity get in the way of forming close bonds.


Even more interestingly, all but one of the men asked said that they regularly engaged in "non-sexual physical intimacy," such as kissing, cuddling, and spooning with their best friend....

I think CBD/AOSHQ has it right:  these are queers, not straights.  But then, it's England.

Communism, Defined. Then the Punch Was Pulled (?!?)

There may be 2 or 3 readers on this site who cannot understand why I hate Communism.  For the 100+ million slaughtered in the name of Communism, there are lots of reasons.  For the 1 billion or so still captive, in Red China, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, and at least nominally in the old Soviet Union, there are plenty of reasons.  (Let's not forget that Obama is at least a socialist, if not a Communist, by the way.  That explains everything about his Administration.)

But principally, it's what the Roman Catholic Church has to say about Communism. 

...The Church’s scathing condemnation of communism preceded even The Communist Manifesto, the ridiculous piece of work Marx and Engels published in 1848 as the official programmatic statement of the communist movement. In 1846, Pope Pius IX released Qui pluribus, affirming that communism is “absolutely contrary to the natural law itself” and if adopted would “utterly destroy the rights, property, and possessions of all men, and even society itself.” In 1849, one year after the Manifesto was published, Pius IX issued the encyclical, Nostis Et Nobiscum, which referred to both socialism and communism as “wicked theories,” “perverted theories,” and “pernicious fictions....

Note that the condemnations include Socialism.  That's not an accident.  And note that Socialism draws exactly the same terms as Communism.  And that's just a warmup.

...In 1878, Pope Leo XIII followed with Quod Apostolici muneris, defining communism as “the fatal plague which insinuates itself into the very marrow of human society only to bring about its ruin.” More such Church statements followed, in 1924, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, and on and on....

Oh--and as to socialism (again):

...If you’re tired of hearing Sister Social Justice prattle on about the wonders of “democratic socialism,” hand her this document. Few passages in Quadragesimo Anno put it as bluntly as this one (section 120): “Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.”...

That was on the masthead of a nationally circulated Catholic newspaper, by the way.  The Bishops hated that newspaper, at least partially because a lot of their priests subscribed to it instead of their Diocesan rags.

Anyway.  The Second Vatican Council also approved a document on Communism, condemning it and suggesting ways by which the Church could combat it.  Parts of it are available at the link, and lots more at the internal links,.

Didn't know that, eh?  (Well, you WOULD have if you'd read my blog back a few weeks ago.)

You have the right to ask your Bishop, and Sister Social Justice, why those docs were buried.  

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

USCC: Thinking Ahead Not Required

It would be asking a lot to require that the USCC think ahead when they issue their SJW prattle.

Yesterday, they popped off with a short screed against "net neutrality."  It's all about "justice," you know; people who are downloading feature films should NOT pay more than people who simply read the news on the 'net.  The Bishops try to make the argument that CATHOLIC feature films (etc.), pushed by CATHOLICS, will be cost-penalized by a competitive internet.


Since about 2000 or so, actual religious expression on the 'net has been gradually choked by the  Lord-Lefties of Tech-Land.  This includes quashing of pro-life editorials and memes and fundamentalist memes.  This choking-off is usually excused on the basis that actual religious material is racist/sexist/homophobic.....the usual BS.

What makes the airheads at USCC think--for one second--that the Lord-Lefties of Tech-Land will sit back and allow actual Catholic materials to flow over a "neutral" 'net?

.........Sorry!  I used the word "think" in the same sentence as "USCC." 

Capital "E" Establishment Pubbie Loves Him Some Nicholson

So far, Kevin Nicholson's campaign consists--almost exclusively-- of this:  "I'm a war veteran.  Vote for me!!"

Umnnnhhhh, OK.  We are grateful for Nicholson's service.

Today, a "Capital E" Establishment Pubbie endorsed Nicholson.  Jim Klauser was TThompson's 'closest adviser.'  That would be the TThompson who exhorted out-State Wisconsin residents to "SCREW!!"  Milwaukee-area taxpayers with Bud Selig's playground-and-wealth-enhancing stadium.  That would be the TThompson whose "spend-and-bond-it" style bamboozled voters for quite some time, leading to a James Doyle victory.

Thanks, Tom and Jim!

Now we know who's backing Nicholson, aside from a shipping-supplies family.

Some SIsters Are Disposable Trash, Eh, Cokie?

Ms. Cokie Roberts, a Certified Left-o-Wacky NewsBabe, tells the world that other women weren't worth any time or effort.

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, National Public Radio’s Cokie Roberts admitted that “for years” the female press corps has covered up sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill.

While speaking about John Conyers and Al Franken, two Democrats facing numerous sexual misconduct allegations, Roberts let this bomb matter-of-factly drop on the left-wing Sunday show, “I mean, we all talked about for years: ‘Don’t get in the elevator with him,’ you know, and the whole every-female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him.”...

They didn't bother to share their knowledge with non-NewsBabe sisters.

Let me call you what you deserve to be called, bitch.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Is Lut'ran the New Catholic? The Church's Civil War, Part CXLVII

It appears that some highly-placed Catholic prelates are leaning toward brotherhood with the Lutherans.  But some of them may well topple into the wrong part of the pond.

In 1903, Pope St. Pius X declared himself “terrified” by humanity’s self-destructive apostasy from God: “For behold they that go far from Thee shall perish” (Ps. 72:27). How much more “daunting,” said Cardinal Burke, is today’s “widespread apostasy.”

... In Pascendi, St. Pius X named the trajectory toward the “annihilation of all religion”: “The first step … was taken by Protestantism; the second … by [the heresy of] Modernism; the next will plunge headlong into atheism.”

So let us, said Cardinal Burke, heed Fatima’s call for prayer, penance, and reparation. Let us be “agents” of the triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart.

A few weeks after that speech, the Vatican announced its shining tribute to the Protestant revolution: a golden stamp with Luther and Melanchthon at the foot of the cross, triumphantly supplanting the Blessed Virgin and St. John.

If that last graf was jarring to you, that's good.  Shows you have the common sense that God gave most squirrels--but that He has withheld from "Vatican officials."

But it's not just nameless bureaucrats.  Some of them have Very Big Names, indeed:

...In Martin Luther: An Ecumenical Perspective, Cardinal Kasper confirms that the excommunicated, apostate monk is now a “common church father,” a new St. Francis of Assisi. This prophet of the “new evangelization” was “forced” into calling the pope the Antichrist after his “call for repentance was not heard.” But Kasper finds ecumenical hope in Luther’s “statement that he would…kiss the feet of a pope who allows and acknowledges his gospel.”

Kasper says Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium, “without mentioning him by name,” makes Luther’s concerns “stand in the center.”

So it’s Luther’s “gospel of grace and mercy” behind, apparently, the high disdain for “self-absorbed promethean neopelagianis[ts]” plagued by a “soundness of doctrine” that’s “narcissistic and authoritarian” (EG 94).

So it’s Luther—the bizarre protagonist of “ecumenical unity”—behind the demand for a “conversion of the papacy” that gives “genuine doctrinal authority” to episcopal conferences (EG 32). ...

Kasper has been a notorious coocoo bird for decades.  And he has often claimed that Pp. Francis' writings (and speechifications) have been ........well......un-orthodox.  Francis has so far been smart enough not to confirm or deny Kasper's ravings, but to Normie RC's in the pews, this is becoming more than a little bothersome.

I have a number of Lut'ran pals, by the way, some with Lut'ran pastor creds.  I've asked whether they would like to take Pp. Francis off our hands, and they smiled like the Chesire cat and walked away.  I think they know something. 

The Usual Suspects, Catholic Edition

Since everybody knows we should have wimminpriests, a bunch of the Usual Suspects are assembling the Plan to get there. 

Most of us in SE Wisconsin remember (Fr.) Dave Cooper because Abp. Dolan told him to SHUT UP; and as we all recall, Abp. Dolan was more than patient with dissenting twits.  (There's a hint.)

But that's not the only familiar name!  There's (Fr.) Eugene Pocernich, who is no longer active in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee where he served as a priest and pastor.  For some reason he's now in Chicago being active as an "immigration" activist, or something.

And then there's (Fr.) Steve Umhoefer, who has thankfully retired from his Madistan-area pastorate, and then there's the (now-) Fordham, but ex-Marquette can look him up.

There will be sound and fury, little else.  Get the popcorn! 

Paul Ryan's (D) BFF to Quit Congress

Whatever will Amnesty Paul do now?  Luis Guiterrez, who never met a natural-born citizen he liked, is going to quit Congress and foment rebellions back in Chicago.

NAFTA: The Pudding Sucks, Folks

We were told that NAFTA would bring rainbows, pixie-dust, and prosperity to ALL North Americans.  Yah, a few people in the USA would lose their jobs, but the Mexicans would become first-class consumers and make up the difference.  Rising (Mexican) tide, and all that.

Nope.  Not only did tens of thousands of US manufacturing workers lose their jobs, and often their houses, cars, and other goods; Mexico's economy ain't about to float any boats, either.

...What’s the opposite of a growth miracle? Whatever the term, it applies in spades to Mexico in the Nafta era.

Poor countries are expected to grow faster than rich ones, and they need to. Trade agreements are supposed to help. Yet by almost any benchmark -- certainly the ones trumpeted by the deal’s architects a quarter-century ago -- the Mexican economy’s performance has been dismal....

Looks as though Clinton handed out more than one Green Weenie from the Oval Office, eh?

I'm sure the Chamber of Commerce has some sort of explanation written in Spanish or Chinese or something.

The Constitution Doesn't Motivate McConnell

We know that Mitch McConnell is as Establishment as one can be, given that McConnell's entire life is dedicated to McConnell and nobody else.

And when I say "nobody else", that includes "nothing" else--like, for example, the Constitution.

Buried in an essay on CFPB--Fauxcahontas' personal plaything and power-base--is this nugget:

...Another adverse court ruling on the constitutionality of the agency’s structure could force the Senate to take up the House-passed bill, if Democrats see this as an avenue for keeping the agency, he said....

We KNOW that the agency's "structure" is unconstitutional.  And the House passed a bill to assert Congressional control of this outfit.

McConnell never bothered to "take up" the House bill.  The Constitution just ain't important enough for Mitch to get off his fat ass.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Ready? Are You, Really??

Just a graf from a longer, but useful, essay:

...In the modern world, we’re supposed to know that thinking about death is morbid. Bellarmine, the heir to both pagan and Christian wisdom, knew differently: “what folly can be imagined greater than to neglect that Art, on which depend our highest and eternal interests; whilst on the other hand we learn with great labor, and practice with no less ardor, other almost innumerable arts, in order either to preserve or to increase perishable things?”...

Bet you didn't know this, either:

...This is not solely a Christian concern, by the way. Classical scholars have come to realize how much several schools of ancient philosophy were really something like spiritual direction. In the Phaedo, Plato reports Socrates as sayingthose who do philosophy right are preparing to die.”...

And all this time we were told that Economics is 'the dismal science.'

Are you really ready?

Dodd-Frank Is NOT "Anti-Bank"

There's lots of punditry floating around which characterizes Dodd-Frank as 'anti-bank' because it spawned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Not the case, folks.  Chris Dodd--who was the other slice of white bread in the "waitress sandwich" of Ted Kennedy fame--was known as "the Senator from Banking."  That didn't change.

Dodd-Frank protects the banks which are Too Big to Fail.  That is, those banks which were Friends of Dodd and could write really big checks for campaigns and lobbying and suchlike.  Dodd-Frank is against the small-town, local, family-held or privately-held banks.  Those entities cannot keep up with the regulatory and paperwork burdens created by CFPB.

That's fine with the 4 or 5 remaining big banks, which will simply get bigger as they eat the corpses of the small ones.

And if you're familiar with what passes for "customer service" at Chase, you will be angry.

Anyhow, don't mistake Dodd-Frank for "unfriendly to banks."  It's unfriendly, alright--but to flyover country normals.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Asylum in Madistan, "SHUT UP!" They Said

Came across this in an Althouse post.

[Finn Enke — a nonbinary trans male and UW-Madison professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, History and LGBTQ Studies] 

Many of you readers may know what that means, aside from "tax-funded wack-nut."

It's on the inter-tubes so it must be true.  And as (ex-) Prof. Bret Weinstein tells us, it's all part of a successful strategic plan.

Bret Weinstein is the former Evergreen State College biology professor who became the focus of a social justice witch hunt on campus earlier this year....he believes the social justice warriors are winning their battle to control campuses. “I don’t think that we can say that the entire educational apparatus is a failure,” Weinstein said. He continued, “But we can say that the part of the apparatus that is a failure is taking over more and more territory....

...“If there’s one thing that people fail to appreciate about the social justice movement where it interfaces with the academy is that just because what is being said is crazy to the point of absurdity does not mean that the strategic plan is absurd,” Weinstein said. He added, “The strategic plan is far more effective than you would expect based on the sophistication of the ideas that are being promulgated....

IOW, sure, the 'non-binary tranny whatever' is profoundly nuts.  But hey!  He/She/It owns territory at UW-Madison.  And he/she/it and its/their associates have a longer-range plan:

....When SJW’s shut down a conservative speaker (aka no platforming) the talking points are all about students safety and their feelings, etc. But the real goal is dominance, i.e. to claim ownership of the space and with that ownership the right to exclude the unwanted....

This will go on for a while, until it stops.  It will stop for one of two reasons:  1)  either normal human beings stop the funding, or 2)  there will be a much less civilized reaction which puts an end to the foolishness for a very long time.

It will be a smoky and smelly termination.

Nine Little REALLY BIG Lies, ObozoCare Edition

It's convenient that Jim Jordan summarized the Democrat Party/Obama Lie-Factory's gross un-truths about ObozoCare, ain'a??  So why the Hell do Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan want to keep it?

You like your plan, keep your plan,

You like your doctor, keep your doctor,

Your premiums will decline,

Premiums will go down an average of $2,500

Deductibles will go down,

The government website will work,

The website was secure,

Emergency room visits will decline,

The 24 cooperatives will work

JarVanka Wailing: "Tillerson Won't Waste Money on Me!"

By now it's pretty well-known that Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, are nearly-perfect little Leftoids.  The fact that they're still in the Trump White it's for entertainment purposes, rather than anything having to do with serious adult policy.

So Ivanka arranges a trip for herself--to India--and Tillerson effectively tells her to go enjoy herself in the yard, but don't run into the street.  Notice how CNNFake writes this up--and notice where one of the sources works:

...The news of Tillerson’s decision to withhold high-level support for Ivanka arrives in the midst of increased tension between Tillerson and the White House. CNN first reported this news.

“They (Tillerson and his staff) won’t send someone senior because they don’t want to bolster Ivanka,” an unnamed senior State Department official told CNN. “It’s now another rift between the White House and State at a time when Rex Tillerson doesn’t need any more problems with the President.”...

You can safely bet that another "source," whether referenced or not, is JarVanka.

Tillerson is not stupid and he's not picking a fight with The Donald.  He's letting JarVanka twist slowly in the wind.  And that's a good thing.

Georgetown Is a "Catholic" Law School? Nope. Jesuit

What we have here is a Jesuit law school, not a "Catholic" one.

Turns out that Georgetown law school has a serious Climatista department.  Yah....a law school pushing the usual commie crap about global "warming" or "cooling" or "none of the above"---whatever is the crisis of the day that gets money from Tom Steyer, Rockefeller, and Tides.

Not that long ago, law schools taught law.  They didn't pretend to be climate experts, mostly because they aren't.  Now, when you send your monetary gifts to Georgetown, they spend it by funding a rather large group of people dedicated to propaganda creation and support of hard-Left politicians in New York, California, and Massachusetts.

These are the people who would make sure that no coal miner ever again earns a living or supports a family in a coal mine.  These are the people who would make sure that US industry closes down--and US workers become homeless--rather than emitting CO2.

In brief, these people are enemies of the State and deserve to be treated as such.

And that's what "Jesuit law school" is beginning to mean.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Musk-y Odor of....Flim-Flam-Fraud!

Ticker rips "St." Elon another new one--this time for his "truck."

Read the whole thing...but here's an interesting set of stats to chew on.

....There apparently were eight charging ports, and with a 100kw battery behind each that would be 800Kw. To deliver 90% of capacity in 30 minutes you'd have to deliver approximately 1.5 Megawatts plus losses; batteries are 80-85% charge efficient during the bulk phase until they reach about 80% of capacity (at which point their efficiency goes down materially) and the electronics to control the charge have loss too -- probably in the neighborhood of 10%. So we have a 76%, more or less, efficiency on the charge rate which means we must deliver almost exactly 2 Megawatts to the truck for that 30 minutes....

Got that?  Good.  Next stat:

...The average house in the United States consumes about 12 megawatt/hours of energy over the entire year, or about a megawatt-hour per month.  Musk intends to suck twice as much energy from the electrical grid as your house consumes in a month in 30 minutes....

That's quite a bit of suck, Elon.  But it's nothing compared to the suck you'll feel when YOU pay for all that new 'frastruc!

Like I say, read the whole thing.  

Then Buy.  More.  Ammo.!!

The Trump Economy: Show Us the Money, Donald!

If I were The Donald, I'd shut up for a while about the economy.  It's always nice to see the Dow and S&P move up, and unemployment shrink a bit, sure.

But where is the money?

...inflation-adjusted American wages are now performing so badly that just remaining flat month-to-month could justify a passing grade. For in October, real hourly pay in both the private sector overall and in manufacturing floundered below recovery era peaks they’d reached in July (resulting from painfully slow progress over those eight years). In industry, moreover, after-inflation wages fell on a year-on-year basis for the first time since September, 2014....

...since the recovery technically began, in mid-2009, inflation-adjusted private sector wages are up 4.36 percent.

...In manufacturing, price-adjusted pay flat-lined sequentially for the second straight month. Since July, they’re off by 0.82 percent. And since last October, real manufacturing wages have fallen by 0.46 percent – much worse than their 1.87 percent improvement between October, 2015 and October, 2016.

So during the current economic recovery so far, constant dollar manufacturing wages have advanced by only 1.21 percent....

We are not impressed.

By the way, did you know that 8 of the 9 highest-production automotive plants in the USA are foreign-owned?  Ford has one in that group and GM has none, unless you count Silao, Mexico as "in the USA."


The Ugly: Amazon

The Ticker has been on a tear regarding Amazon for quite some time.  After Amazon last reported earnings, Ticker showed that Bozos (friend of Obozo, why not?) is (effectively) losing about 20% on every product he sells. 

So long as the company can draw investment capital, losing money is NOT a big deal, and there's the advantage of putting your brick-and-mortar competitors out of business in the interim!!

But it gets worse!

Mike Molson Hart, who sells toys on Inc.’s marketplace, realized earlier this month something was amiss. His company’s popular disc-shaped plastic building set, called Brain Flakes, had dropped precipitously in the ranks of Amazon’s best-selling toys as the critical gift-giving season approached.

He visited the product page on and suspected he was the victim of "sniping," when one merchant sabotages another by hiring people to leave critical reviews of their goods and then voting those reviews as being helpful, making them the most prominent feedback seen by shoppers

(More at the link.)

Killing the competition, no matter the method, is one of the features of unfettered capitalism, by the way.  A variant of this technique is the "LIKES" scam of Facebook, and the "5-stars" ratings scams of other sites--but that's another story.

ObozoCare: the Silent Killer

We'll remind you that preserving ObamaCare is Mitch McConnell's current priority.

Now for more bad news. 

Under ObozoCare rules, hospitals who re-admit patients less than 30 days from their discharge are fined (punished) by ObozoCare bureaucrats.  So--naturally--hospitals attempt to avoid re-admits.

Researchers found that the 30-day readmission rate (adjusted for patient risk) declined to 18.4% from 20% after the penalties were introduced. Yet the 30-day mortality rate increased to 8.6% from 7.2%—about 5,400 additional deaths per year. Over a one-year period the readmission rate fell by 0.9 percentage points while the mortality rate rose by five.  --quoted at MoonBattery

Once you're dead, you no longer cost healthcare-money.

It's not really a stretch to conclude that Mitch McConnell prefers that you DIE rather than freeing the country of ObozoCare.

Friday, November 24, 2017

One Helluvalot of Shooting. Really?

According to the Vegas sheriff, the nutbag loosed 1100 rounds from the hotel room.

That estimate defies reason and logic, but there you are.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Office Poster

Unfortunately, my employers cannot allow this to be placed behind my desk (although they undoubtedly approve it wholeheartedly.)  So I'll put it here!!

HT:  Zippers

Congressional Pay for "Assistants"

You've heard the Conyers story.

Almost un-noticed is the payoff calculation.  US taxpayers kicked $27,000.00 to the woman in a settlement of her complaint against Cong. Cop-a-Feel Conyers.

That $27K was 90 days' salary.

In other words, the woman was being paid $108K annual salary.  As an "assistant."

Not bad if you can get it, eh?

Here Are The Suspects, With Pictures!!

The Soros-ultra-Left (read:  Communists and useful idiots) met out in California (!!) and have assembled their agenda.

Fortunately, a reporter managed to get their hands on the program. 

Enjoy!!   And if you have a database, enter the names.  That way, when they come to your area to inspire riots and spread money to the local Commies, you'll know who they are.

The Roy Moore Thing, Creds, and "Conservatives"

Alabama voters will decide whether Roy Moore should be their U. S. Senator.

That is not the same as whether Moore will be their State Saint--which he probably is not.  In fact, if there IS a State Saint in Alabama, she might be found in Irondale.

Anyhooo....the Big Question after the election is this:  are all accusations to be believed from the get-go with firm faith?  All?

There is a group of women who state that Moore dated them when they were 16, or slightly older, and he was in his early 30's working as a deputy D.A.  NONE of those women accuse him of any impropriety, and--at least according to Moore--ALL of them dated him with the permission of their parent(s).

Eh.  I have daughters, and I would NOT have allowed one of them to date a 30-year-old man  when they were 16 or 17.  I certainly would actively discourage socializing with a man that age were my daughter to be 18, 20, or 22.  If the girl were older than that, it's an open question. 

But then, parents differ about lots of things.  My parents would not allow any guns in their house--but we have a couple of weapons in the home and all my children know how to handle and fire handguns and rifles, and knew that in their mid-teens.  Some moms in Alabama don't mind their daughters dating an older guy who happens to be a district attorney.  Some parents don't mind if their children do not go to church.  Others will drag them there by the hair if necessary. You get the idea.

Then there is one woman who claims that when she was 14, Moore became very aggressive (the right word is "assaulted") her, asking her to touch him through his underwear, (etc.)  This woman came from a broken home and has suffered three divorces. 

Think about that carefully. 

Begin with this:  the story she tells is inconsistent with the stories told by the other women.  And that inconsistency is about a major element:  assault.  She is the only one who makes that claim.  She is also the only one who states that she was legally under-age when this activity allegedly occurred.  (And let me hint that the woman's early background might be of great interest to a Roy Moore defense attorney.)

Some, both left and right, are saying that any accusation must be believed with firm faith from the get-go.  To that I say BULLSHIT.  We've seen plenty of events where the accuser was--in fact--a liar.  The Duke lacrosse thing comes to mind, as do a dozen or so recent cases of "racist" scrawlings perpetrated--as it turns out--by minorities who were looking to cause a riot or two.

Accusations are easy to make; 40-year-old memories are easily confused

Is Moore a predator?  Not by any believable accounts I have read so far.

Now for another question:  how does a "rightist" pundit stray so far from principles of judgment (little stuff like actual crime, intent, proof....) that they can demand Moore quit his run?

Or how can "rightist" Senators do the same?

Do these people--Senators and pundits alike--actually expect US to believe that the Senate is a Saints-Only zone?  Clutch your pearls elsewhere, you fakes.  Join the never-Trump bunch in masturbatory isolation.  Take a boat trip with a bunch of has-beens like Kristol.

Just go away.    

ATT "Reduce Prices"? Really??

A lot of people read Investors' Business Daily editorials because they are economic 'conservatives,' which is usually a good thing.

...Most economists agree, the deal is unlikely to harm consumers. In fact, it might actually benefit them by offering them more services at a lower price....

Wanna bet?

I've been an ATT (U-Verse) customer for several years and have yet to see a "price reduction" other than the usual defensive reaction to another company's promotional offer (that would be Spectrum--which is the 'net provider formerly known as "Warner Cable" combined with the 'net provider formerly known as "Charter."  Both had horrible customer-service reputations, by the way.)

So.  If Justice wins, will ATT continue its price-escalation march?  On the other hand, if ATT wins, will it suddenly reduce its prices?

I'm not betting on price reductions from ATT no matter who wins.  But ATT should begin hedging against cord-cutting.  Maybe the Justice action will prove to be moot, eh?

First Thing Today: Thank GOD

Well, yes, your mom and dad might get some gratitude, but the firstest amd mostest thanks should be given to God.  You're living in a country which has enjoyed a LOT of His blessings, ain'a? 

OK.  So next thing:  pray that those blessings continue.  Remember that Babylon happened and it can happen again.

That is all.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

NFL Is a Tit-sucker, Too

In addition to the extreeeeeeme political correctness such as threatening to keep the Super Bowl out of states which prevent (tranny) boys from using the girls' room, the NFL has a well-earned reputation for greed.

And that isn't ending any time soon.

...The NFL has come out against House Republicans’ tax cut bill, putting the league out on a political limb even as it deals with the fallout from national anthem protests.

Other big pro sports leagues are staying out of the fight, but a spokesman for the National Football League said teams don’t want to lose a special tax break that allows them to use tax-free bonds to build stadiums
.--quoted at AOSHQ

Remember that the NFL is a "legal" monopoly in the USA, and that it has so much money that its commissioner can demand an annual salary of $50 MILLION plus a private jet plus lifetime health-insurance coverage for his family......because $50 MILLION can't take care of those premiums.

(Since the Missus is from Green Bay, the religion demands that we watch 1 game/week.  But we're not likely to watch the WHOLE game until (maybe) next year.)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Little Moore on the Allred Client

Allred is known to be a gross manipulator of the Leftist persuasion--another of the 99% of lawyers which make the 1% look bad.  Her client told a very damning story about Roy Moore.

Except her client's story doesn't comport with a lot of niggling realities.

...Everything from Nelson’s age when she began working at the Olde Hickory House, to the restaurant’s hours, to the physical layout of the location Nelson says Moore assaulted her have been called into question – aided by the testimony of former Old Hickory House employee Rhonda Ledbetter, a waitress at Olde Hickory House for almost three years from 1977-1979, along with another former employee.

In addition, two former waitresses and two former customers say they never say Moore come into the restaurant, despite Nelson’s claim that he was there “almost every night.”

No matter what McYertle thinks, this is a decision for Alabama residents.  But we certainly hope that McYertle will not get in the way after the election, IYKWIMAITYD.

Buttercups Beware.

Schlichter is a lot of fun to read, no?

...Liberals have chosen to coarsen our culture. Their validation and encouragement of raw hate, their flouting of laws (Hi leakers! Hi Hillary!) and their utter refusal to accept democratic outcomes they disapprove of have consequences. What is itself so surprising is how liberals and their media rentboyz are so surprised to find that we normals are beginning to feel about them the way they feel about us – and that we’re starting to act on it. If you hate us, guess what?

We’re going to start hating you right back....

And for FatBoy Rove, Paul Ryan (who is quoted below), the Bushes--including Ass-Grabber Grandpa--and McMuffin:

...Cue the boring moralizing and sanctimonious whimpering of the femmy, bow-tied, submissive branch of conservatism whose obsolete members were shocked to find themselves left behind by the masses to whom these geeks’ sinecures were not the most important objective of the movement. This is where they sniff, “We’re better than that,” and one has to ask ,“Who’s we?” Because, by nature, people are not better than that. They are not designed to sit back and take it while they are abused, condescended to, and told by a classless ruling class that there are now two sets of rules and – guess what? –the old rules are only going to be enforced against them...

Who likes this crap?

...We don’t like the new rules – I’d sure prefer a society where no one was getting attacked, having walked through the ruins of a country that took that path – but we normals didn’t choose the new rules. The left did....

By the way, those "new rules" include the economic "new rules" cited below by VDHanson.  Yah--those rules--the ones that forced bankruptcies and unemployment on what used to be the middle class in manufacturing, agriculture, and service industries. 

But there is some justice:  the "rules-makers" got Trump.  Heh.  And it appears that Trump is not near finished yet.

In Baltimore, You See Fallujah

Very interesting post from The Captain about what's up in Baltimore.

Both "cause" and "effect" are the same.  Only the names are different.  Oh--and Baltimore cops are not flying Hueys with M-2's.


"Fair" Trade v. "Free" Trade

V D Hanson summarizes the difference:

...The point of calling for “fair” rather than “free” trade was to end the idea that commercial violations by rising powers were considered tolerable because they were better off in the family of nations than outside as renegades.  [That would be Bush-ism.]

In truth, the consequences of asymmetrical trade practices fell mostly on Americans who unfortunately were mired in industries considered passé, and therefore they were supposed to pass on with them. As one of “globalism’s sore losers,” I once wrote another book, Fields Without Dreams, chronicling the mass bankruptcies of farmers in a new globalized, vertically integrated world. Foreign subsidies, especially those of the European Union, had helped to crash some American commodity prices. [Similar tactics were employed by other nations in manufacturing, with similar results for US enterprises.]  Yet that fact was ignored, by the apology that such foreign cost-cutting at least drove down consumer prices. Foreign subsidies also supposedly forced farmers to “improve” their own domestic “productivity” to compete—and thus made us “leaner.” And ultimately we were assured that foreign subsidies would boomerang on their creators and prove self-defeating for cheating trade partners.

All such arguments were, in theory, logical and were fine and noble thoughts. But again, they were applicable to a distant future—and to an “Other,” rather than immediately relevant to those who embraced such creative destruction agendas. These were also economic rationales that by needs ignored the cultural reality of agrarian annihilation—analogous to Hillary Clinton’s nostrums for the coal industry....

And so?  

The "Free Traders" still dominate the policy landscape (I use that analogy because the "free trade" parasites also like "open borders"--favored by landscapers and roofing contractors.)

Perhaps Actual US Workers should trade them to the ChiComs for a few distant-future draft picks.

Homeowner Educates About Mohammedanism

A homeowner in Brookfield is educating the public about Mohammedanism.

...religious signs on a residential property in Brookfield have raised questions about the intentions behind the messages, and whether they prey upon fears about Muslims. 

One sign recently said, “Make war until Allah reigns supreme,” and “Read the Quran.” 
The sign has recently been changed to read "Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech are our Most Important Freedoms" and "Read the U.S. Constitution."

Noman Hussain, resident scholar at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee-Brookfield, is among those wondering about the sign, posted near Pilgrim Road and Burleigh Place. 

"There have been messages put on the board at times that had verses from the Quran (the holy book of Islam) or statements of the prophet that were taken out of context," Hussain said. ...

Or not "out of context," if you believe history.  See "Vienna, Gates of" and "Lepanto, Battle of."  Or you can read up on "no-go zones" in Sweden and Germany.  Or you can attempt to have Mass celebrated, publicly, in Saudi Arabia.  Go ahead.  Try that.

Don't kid yourselves.  Individually, Moslems are usually 'nice' people.  So what?

...a key feature of jihad, according to the highest Sunni authority of jurisprudence (Al-Azhar University in Cairo) is that one’s blood and one’s possessions are only safe if one succumbs to the rule of Islam; nobody outside it merits protection....

I repeat:  So what?

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Press vs. (Catholic) Poland

Here, The Press gets a two-fer.  Not only is Poland resisting the predations of Brussels and the Muslim horde, which is in itself a big no-no, but Poland is unabashedly Catholic, and we all know that the MOST respectable prejudice is to be anti-Catholic.

We don't think that the MSM cat ladies will prevail.  But they will try, like the gates of Hell they are.

GlobullS***!! "Scientists" Forgot Methane

You can't make this up.  But you WILL be paying for what the "scientists" did wrong.

...A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive -- and, as a result, today's global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere....--quoted at AOSHQ

So what? 

Here's what:  the "scientists" (read "stupid frauds") decided that CO2 is the bad guy because they didn't think methane could be so prevalent.

Tesla's Truck: Designed by Cat Ladies?

I thought this is interesting.  Not because Musk & Co. are alone in designing stuff that WILL NOT WORK, but because they are not alone.  The industry is filled with designers who talk only among  themselves, and are in "one-upsmanship" games.  Consumers don't need the shiny-object-fiddle-daddles and the constant ding-dong alarms are doing far more harm than good.

But this truck of Musk's?  Complete idiocy.  Take it from someone who knows.

...I spent almost nine months of this year as an over-the-road truck driver – six months in a Freightliner Cascadia pulling a refrigerated trailer, then nearly three months in a Kenworth T680 pulling a flatbed. I drove more than 90,000 miles, from New England to the Pacific Northwest, from San Diego to central Florida. I retired this month, partly because the dream has dark sides so dark they'd shame a black hole....We don't know what the production truck will achieve when it hits the road, but the Semi has a lot going for it. Nevertheless, the Semi seems most impressive to those who don't know what it's like to be a truck driver....

You can take it from there at the link.  It's really a very sad essay.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Useful Idiots and Usual Suspects

When one is looking for individuals who occupy BOTH categories above, one couldn't start with a better list than College Presidents.

Especially College Presidents who are Signaling Ecological Virtue.  It's something about which none of them are particularly well-versed, but all of them "know" stuff, and the stuff they know is that humans=bad.

The Warrior finds 200 or so, including the presidents of Marquette U., St. Norbert's, and the "Chief Environmental Officer" of the Sacred Heart priests in Franklin.
(Go ahead, ask WTF?)

As to "useful idiots," ask any Marxist what that means.  Local Marxist retailing can be found anyplace there is a "community organizer."

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hillary Does NOT Fear "Special Counsel"

The art of war.  Hillary knows that her time outside of a graybar hotel may be getting short, so she does a ju-jitsu.

...Hillary Clinton is actually showing she is afraid for the first time. In a Mother Jones interview earlier this week she lashed out at the Trump administration over the possibility of a special counsel investigating Uranium One....

This is Br'er Rabbit yelling "Don't throw me into the briar patch!". 

What she really fears is an investigation of Bill (or the Clinton Foundation) by either chamber of Congress OR the A.G., which will necessarily "rope her in."

Special Counsel won't really do jack.  No prison-time for what they do.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Belling Becomes a Pain in the Ass

Very brief background:  Senate presents their version of the tax bill.  Ron Johnson screeches--it treats S-corp and LLC's far worse, tax-wise, than C-corps.  RoJo says it won't get his vote as presented.

Sensenbrenner, an (R) congresscritter also from Wisconsin, tells Belling that he doesn't have to be an attention-whore like other people (HINT HINT) to get stuff done.  Sensenbrenner just calls Paul Ryan and gee-whillikers, it gets fixed!!

(Sensenbrenner's stale date was 2000, but never mind.)

Belling goes rant-on, RoJo comes on the show, and Belling--lacking a coherent reason to piss all over RoJo--just badgers him endlessly.  And that's really all it was:  badgering.  "What If...." crap.

There WAS a very important bit of news there, by the way.

Ryan lied to RoJo when Ryan said it would be included in the first House plan.  Suddenly--after RoJo screeched--Ryan, Trump, and McConnell find it necessary to pay attention to RoJo.

Really, now.  Paul Ryan lying?  Bring out my SHOCKED face.

And Belling was so damn busy acting like Sensenbrenner's bitch that he missed it.

You Will Be MADE to Accept It

In the tumultuous decline of America and the West, another minor--but significant--milestone.

...The recent uproar over a social work course titled “Deviant Behavior” at Franciscan University of Steubenville—which lists homosexuality as a form of deviant behavior—demonstrates just how vigilant the gay community remains in confronting anyone who might suggest that homosexual behavior could be anything but normal. It also shows how difficult it is for faithful Catholic institutions to teach students what the Church says about the nature of homosexual acts....

...The dispute at the Steubenville, Ohio university emerged when two graduates —both members of the Franciscan Gay Alumni and Allies Facebook group—issued a press release complaining about the course description, which lists homosexuality as a form of deviant behavior. The group has demanded that the university revise its course descriptions “to stop contributing to the culture of hate and ignorance.”...

And the "accrediting agency" for college social-work courses was called in.  They are "concerned."

Franciscan U. will have a problem when the "concern" leads to a war over accreditation.

...for faithful Catholics, social justice demands that the teachings of the Church be followed. The Catechism of the Catholic Church requires that homosexual persons be treated with “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” (2358). Yet Catholic teachings also maintain that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” (2357).  Whether that teaching will be viewed as a violation of the rights of homosexual persons by the accrediting council remains to be seen....

Good luck with that.  Franciscan was ill-advised to institute a "social work" curriculum in the first place--but that's water over the dam.  Now they will face a nasty choice, eh?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Nuker Calls Out Idiot Shep Smith, Demi-Idiot Goldberg

The Captain is a nuker.  Read enough of his blog (I have for several years) and you'll understand that.  FWIW, a close friend of mine (now deceased) was also a nuker--they all talk the same when on The Topic.  Another nuker is a reader of this blog and he will NOT dispute what the Captain has to say here.

Anyhow.  Shep Smith is a moron, Andy McCarthy is out of his league...

...It is true that hyperbole about national security and treason is not helping people’s understanding of what this is about. Uranium One has never primarily been a national-security controversy. It is a corruption controversy with some national-security aspects, which are related to domestic energy supply, not nuclear weapons.”

He’s wrong, and it’s almost a waste of time and air to say that Goldberg and Smith are wrong since they are such lightweights on the matter.  We need a reliable and inexpensive source of raw nuclear material for nuclear security, and we also need universities to continue to have and fund nuclear engineering programs.  Without commercial nuclear power, there will be no nuclear engineers, and without nuclear engineers there will be no nuclear weapons program.  Without nuclear engineers and reactors, there will be no Tritium for weapons, which is created by activation of Lithium, because we won’t be able to create the high neutron flux necessary to make enough Tritium.  In order to have these reactors to create the Tritium, we need enriched nuclear fuel.

This is all vital to our national security.  There is no further discussion necessary over this question.  Better said, there isn’t even a question about it.  This isn’t primarily about a scandal, and secondarily about appurtenant national security issues.  This is about a scandal that runs so far, deep and wide that certain people would sell out the national security of nation for small payoffs....

The Captain's fight here, sadly, is not against Conservatives, nor even against some Liberals.  The fight is against the vast, vast, vast level of pure ignorance on matters nuke.  At least some of us are smart enough to say "I dunno."

UPDATE:  Shep Smith is not only an idiot.  Apparently he took "Reporting 101" from CNN--and failed the rest of his courses. 

The Non-Compliance Rebellion Is Coming

The Captain sends the following:

Murphy’s office pointed The Hill to comments made last week by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), who said that he would talk to Democrats about strengthening background checks – an initiative that gained some bipartisan momentum earlier this month after a gunman opened fire on a church in southern Texas, killing 26 people.

Cornyn has been a driving force in the GOP for strengthening background checks since the Nov. 5 shooting. He told reporters last week that he would work with Democrats to close gaps in the system, and that he had spoke to Murphy, as well as Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) about the matter.  --quoting The Hill

As Captain observes, that means father-to-son, (etc.) transfers will no longer be legal.  Another Captain observation?

Prepare for noncompliance.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Chamber of Commerce to Citizens: "Screw You!"

The US Chamber of Commerce has a problem with native-born Americans--and their native-born ancestors.

It thinks they are useless pieces of crap.

...The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has posted two billboards in front of the White House which declare America was built by foreign ‘Dreamers,’ not by native-born Americans, who apparently have no place in the billboards or in America’s society....

Your landscaper only likes your money, just like your roofer.  Screw your parents.

Civil War in the Church, Climate Part

Pp. Francis is wrong again.  And it's not just vis-a-vis marriage.

Humanity is currently experiencing a “climate emergency,” Pope Francis said, while decrying denial of human-induced climate change as a perverse attitude that endangers all....

This "human-induced" stuff is pure crap.  Bergoglio is either a dupe or a dangerous propagandist.

In either case, he should proceed directly to answering the Dubia vis-a-vis his revolutionary "marriage" letter and shut up about areas in which he has zero--ZERO--knowledge.

Sex, Sin, and Shame in the Brave New World

Corollary to Deneen's thoughts (see below) is the exposition of the current sex-shaming going on.

The Sexual Revolution is now out of control. Initially promising freedom, like all revolutions, it has entered something like its Reign of Terror phase and is devouring its own children. As with other revolutions, it is not because the revolutionaries enjoy broad popular support; it is because civic and religious leaders are confused, divided, and cowed into silence....

...What we do have—as many long ago warned we would have—is a highly sexualized culture controlled by men and women who have succeeded in changing the terms of sexuality because they have both ideological and pecuniary interests in using sex as a financial tool and a political weapon. Privileged men and women have thrown off virtually all controls on sexual indulgence, which they can use not only for personal self-gratification but also—and quite predictably—as the means to advance their careers, accumulate wealth, eliminate rivals, punish opponents, extort money, and generally acquire political power. These practices are especially rampant in the commanding heights of our culture: the media, universities, Hollywood, television, and the fashion industry,...

The author does not specifically mention Washington D.C., nor any State capital--nor any municipalities--but there should be NO doubt that there's plenty of weaponized sex goin' on there.  I'm willing to bet $large$ that certain Party Poobahs have video, stills, or tape recordings that they use to secure votes and shut opposing mouths in all those places.

...In short, sexual ideologues have created a new political theology, replete with a politicized, government-approved definition of sin. Or in other words, they eliminated religious sin and replaced it with political crime. Rather than removing the shame and stigma of the “fornicator” and “adulterer” as they promised, they have simply replaced it with that of the “abuser” and “harasser.” In the process they have replaced morality with ideology, and community standards with themselves as the sole arbiters of innocence and guilt.

Is there a difference? Yes. The traditional sins were clear and precise, they applied equally to all, they were enforced by apolitical authorities like parents, churches, and local communities, and the punishment was social disapproval and ostracism. By contrast, the new ideological crimes are vague and lack any fixed definition, only men can be guilty of them, and they are enforced by lawyers and gendarmes and punishable with lawsuits and prison....

Have no doubts, my friends.  THIS is the construct of "liberalism" which Deneen addresses in his book.  THIS--the re-construction of sexual offenses from sin to ideology is the American version of  Stalin's Thought Crimes.  The Brave New World is here and ready to mow down anyone in its path.

Deneen: The Failure of Liberalism

Happily, Patrick Deneen has authored a new book!!

Unhappily--for Liberals--it critiques their conceits.  And by "Liberals" I mean the "classical" Liberals who have spawned the current (~1900-present) debacle-in-the-making in the USA and elsewhere in the West.

Just a few zingers:

...Whether we concur with Professor Deneen’s final judgments or no, Why Liberalism Failed is a must-read for anyone wishing to contribute to pivotal contemporary debates about religion, politics, law, and ethics. On almost every page can be found some remarkable and provocative quote. “Among the greatest challenges facing humanity is the ability to survive progress.” Thanks to liberalism, “everywhere, at every moment, we are to engage in experiments in living.” In the twenty-first century, “training at dorm parties and the fraternities of one’s college were the ideal preparation for a career in the mortgage bond market, and the financial frat party of Wall Street more generally,” for “the mortgage industry rested upon the financial equivalent of college ‘hookups’.”...

It's a book which, not surprisingly, will please Steve Bannon:

The “Noble Lie” of liberalism is shattering because it continues to be believed and defended by those who benefit from it, while it is increasingly seen as a lie, and not an especially noble one, by the new servant class that liberalism has produced. Discontent is growing among those who are told by their leaders that their policies will benefit them […] liberalism’s apologists regard pervasive discontent, political dysfunction, economic inequality, civic disconnection, and populist rejection as accidental problems disconnected from systemic causes, because their self-deception is generated by enormous reservoirs of self-interest in the maintenance of the present system. This divide will only widen, the crises will become more pronounced, the political duct tape and economic spray paint will increasingly fail to keep the house standing.

And --!!HORRORS!! --it has a few words of comfort for elements of the AltRight:

...The liberal fixation upon indistinguishable rights-bearing individuals is what renders liberalism practically unsustainable and morally incoherent, for such a vision excludes the most critical relationships and dimensions of human life. We are not merely individuals, but are also sons or daughters or parents or siblings, Catholics or Protestants or Jews. Human beings cherish their membership in particular communities, traditions, and nations, and a system that refuses to take such profound commitments into account must in the long run prove dehumanizing. Even as liberalism further “liberates” individuals into increasingly formless, meaningless, and narcissistic isolation, it ignores “a deeper freedom, the freedom of intergenerational connections with the world and one another.”...

In other words, "multi-culti" is pure bullshit, and poisonous to any coherent society.

Damn glad to see the book.  Put it on your Christmas list!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Commit Crimes? Run for President, Get Out of Jail Free!

Noted at Althouse, combined with a very smart remark in her combox.

"...But if [Sessions] or his deputy authorizes a new investigation of Mrs. Clinton, it would shatter norms established after Watergate that are intended to prevent presidents from using law enforcement agencies against political rivals....."  NYSlimes quoted at Althouse

So yah!!!  Have a heinous crime in your background?  Think it might be prosecutable?  Run for President!!  The NYSlimes will cover your ass.

By the way,  who the f*&^ "established" those "norms"?  Gerry Ford?  Bill Clinton?  Bush the Ass-Grabber?  Or the NYSlimes?  At one time, slavery was "the norm," too....

Another Law School Grad Makes the News

He's one of the 95% that makes the 5% look bad, I guess.

A New Jersey attorney nude from the waist down save for a pair of high heels strutted into a stranger’s Rutherford home and announced “I’m here,” police said.

Justin Christodoro, 39, of Hackensack, subsequently was arrested in neighboring Lyndhurst on Saturday after a resident returned home to find an unknown car with an unconscious man inside parked in his driveway,...

Fourteen years as a member of the Bar, up in.......oh, well.  Yes, he's a "DUI specialist" and yes, it was MDMA.

Say WHAAAAT, Church Militant?

We all sorta understand that there are problems in the US Catholic Church, and some of those problems are in New York City.

But that's not an excuse for the ridiculously-stupid "reporting"--really, incoherent panting--here.

According to financial records analyzed by Church Militant, the archdiocese of New York has lost more than $122 million in the last eight years in operating expenses for Archdiocesan Services....

This is a story written by a financial illiterate.  The "losses" here are exactly what any normie expects:  a charity (the Archdiocese) spends money, and relies on DONATIONS to fund that spending.  That's not a "loss."  That's utterly-boring normal.

Oh, yes, it gets worse.

...One such homosexual priest, Fr. Peter Miqueli, was found guilty by the Bronx district attorney of wrongfully aquiring [sic] $22,450...

In the United States, a JUDGE or JURY 'finds someone guilty,' not a District Attorney.  Did you show up for all your 7th-grade Civics classes?  Did you pass?  Really??

We get it.  There's trouble, and men with a specific grave disorder are costing the Church a lot of money.  But that's not an excuse for blatant stupidity.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ONLY Uranium-One, Jeff? You're Kidding, Right?

It is reported that A.G. Sessions is considering an investigation into Uranium-One, Hillary's last major self-funding op while she was in office serving the United States herself.

Meantime, that stuff about ESPIONAGE ACT violations goes un-mentioned.

Screw that, Jeff.  Get your ass in gear or just go home.

McConnell, the Failure

The Washington Examiner is not a Friend of Bannon, nor a hard-line conservative outfit.  So when even the Examiner says that McConnell is a failure, .....well......

...While long considered a canny operator, the reality is that McConnell has been unsuccessful in leading Senate Republicans in the current environment. And the decision to treat his critics as adversaries suggests that he would rather deflect blame for his missteps than rise above a conflict that threatens to tear his party apart.

The perception of McConnell’s tenure as Republican leader is belied by its reality. ...the reality is that 2017 is almost over and McConnell has yet to deliver on his promise. Instead, Republicans are at risk of squandering the best opportunity to enact their agenda in more than a decade...

...While leaders have always blamed their adversaries for their shortcomings, McConnell’s willingness to blame his fellow partisans sets him apart....

There's more than a hint of "double-cross" oozing from that essay; methinks McConnell has made plenty of enemies besides DeMint, Cruz, Bannon, and Lee.   Mitch's problem is his friends:  Schumer & Co.

Buh-bye, slimebucket! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Clinton Statistics

Someone has discovered a statistic about the Clintons.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control released on Thursday, people with inside, compromising knowledge of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s financial and political dealings are 843% more likely to commit suicide.

“We’ve never seen a single risk factor cause a spike of this magnitude,” a CDC spokesperson told reporters. “Interestingly, in spite of their increased suicide risk, people with dirt on the Clintons rarely show any warning signs of suicide, and they never leave a suicide note.”...

Many of these suicides have been unique.  Some victims were apparently run over by their own cars while in the middle of an intersection in out-of-the-way places in Arkansas.  Others committed suicide with a .45 caliber hole made vertically in the very top of their heads while flying in a cargo plane.  Others shot themselves, but the gun could not be found anywhere.  (Some of these people had shot themselves in the back!)

'Tis a puzzlement.

Laugh-Line of the Week

Apparently Judge Moore has acquired another accuser.  You can read the story here.

However, this graf deserves special attention:

....Senator Cory Gardner, the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, said of Mr Moore on Monday: "If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate."....

Ponder that.  The Senate of "Killer Ted" Kennedy, "Sandwich-Waitress" Dodd, "Teeny-Bopper Bopper" Menendez.....and let's not get into the "Suddenly Much Richer" senators of both parties, or into the filthiest double-dealing slimeball in recent history, Harry Reid.  Or was it Hillary Clinton?

"Ethical and Moral" should never be in the same sentence as United States Senate, Mr. Gardner.

Jebby Mag-a-rag Pops the Question

This is amusing.  Someone is following the events at the US Bishop's meeting.

...One very interesting thing happened outside the meeting, at the press conference after the morning sessions. A press representative from America Magazine asked whether divisive, renegade, misrepresentations of Catholicism, especially in social media, were being adequately addressed by the bishops....

In fact, what America wants is to stifle any points of view NOT from America or from the USCCB's own press office.  But I repeat myself.

Tesla Quality Sucks, Too

So Musk--a legend in his own mind--is pushing out Tesla Model 3s that, frankly, suck.

...Tesla’s Model 3 is being trashed by a key automotive industry analyst after taking the compact battery-electric vehicle for a test drive....the new sedan is going after everyday owners who may have only one vehicle at home. As such, getting quality right is expected to be a critical challenge for the California-based automaker....

...“Our inspection revealed widespread shortcomings in fit and finish ,” wrote Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, after taking the Model 3 for a test drive out of Tesla’s showroom in Brooklyn. “Tesla representatives acknowledged some of the fit issues, but stated that they believed that Model 3 was much further ahead than where Model X and S had been at this point in production.”...

"Much further ahead?"  REALLY?  That'll be great comfort to the proud Tesla driver whose door fell off while on a trip to Grandma's house, eh?

...In particular, Sacconaghi said he was disappointed in the “relatively poor” fit and finish of the interior of the Model 3 he drove. And while he said Tesla’s defense might be “credible, we can’t help noting that Tesla likely chose to share with us its highest quality/best assembled units, so issues on other cars may be even more pronounced.”...

Yah.  This, and the horrific lack of production, are due to Musk's ego; he is convinced that he knows better than ANYONE else about building cars.

If you haven't already done so, short the stock.  That will be your Christmas present to yourself.

Irony Drips From Max's Boot

One of the has-been Warmonger-GlobullWarmth Pubbies vomits forth.

...This episode [Moore] is the sorry culmination of two trends that have disfigured the conservative movement beyond all recognition: contempt for the facts and desire to win at all costs. Republicans are increasingly reliant on “alternative facts” manufactured by the likes of Fox News and Breitbart, which claim that global warming isn’t real and neither is the Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee....

Actually, "warming" IS real.  But Maxscene elides to lie.  He prefers to forget that actual Conservatives know that it is not "man-caused."  Nice try, Maxie.

Oh, and by the way, did the Russkies hack the DNC, or was that an inside job done by Seth, the murder victim?  You don't know shit about this, Maxscene.

He does make one valid point, however.

...This is a party that does not deserve to survive....

You ought to know.  You killed it.  That's what's called "irony."

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Good Questions About "Morality in the Budget"

The Bishops of the US have declared that the US budget is a "moral" document.  Jeff Mirus doesn't quibble with that statement, but asks some very good questions about how the Bishops (and the Gummint) applies those "morals."

...Does government’s “caring for the poor” help the poor grow toward greater self-reliance, especially within their families and communities, or does it create and sustain a dependent class?...How does omnipresent government affect the general perception of the need for a citizenry that worships God and organizes itself into churches to do God’s will?...

...How does government today define the family, and what does it mean for government to “strengthen” the family?...Will the purpose of strengthening the family through tax policy be invariably undercut by other laws which destroy the proper understanding of the family, consistently and even convulsively weakening the social order?...

...Are the rewards of progressive tax rates worth the costs?...More broadly, are complex tax laws worth the cost of a specialized class of professionals to deal with them, not to mention the cost of a huge number of required government employees?...

....By “common good”, of course, is meant “government programs and services”. To what degree do government programs and services, especially at the Federal level, actually enhance the common good in ways commensurate with their costs (or in comparison with the ways in which the same programs diminish the common good)? How many vital, successful and irreplaceable services can be enumerated beyond necessary basics such as law enforcement, national defense, and disaster relief? Does our government (or the American voters as a group) even know what the common good is?...

... does excessive reliance on government actually undermine the common good? Is there something fundamentally wrong with a social order in which one in every six persons is a government employee?...

We're sure that every one of the US Bishops has seriously debated all those points with their top-level staffers and concluded--without question or doubt--that the current direction of Gummint is just fine.


Those questions have been pursued by the likes of J. Schall, S.J., Deneen (of Notre Dame), and Solzhenitsyn.  Which US Bishop has read any--or all--of the works of these people?  Hmmmmmm?

Local Boy Makes Bishop, Attacks Texas A.G.

The current Bishop of El Paso, TX. is a Wisconsin native, raised in western Waukesha County.  He doesn't like the attorney-general of Texas, and has called him a "hypocrite."

...That’s what Bishop Mark Seitz called Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last summer when Paxton led a group of officials defending the Constitution. ...

That's on the incidental and political matter of "DREAM" Act.

On the other hand, Bp. Seitz seems to have his mouth taped shut on morally-grave matter:

...the bishop admitted that he had never publicly corrected, much less condemned, Catholic Cong. Beto O’Rourke, his 100 percent pro-abortion U.S. representative....

In distinct contrast, Paxton--the "hypocrite"--is drawing tighter the noose around abortuaries.

...Last week, Paxton went into federal court to defend SB 8, a Texas law prohibiting “dismemberment abortion.”...

On broader matters....

...virtually all our bishops receive federal taxpayer funding for their secular welfare agencies, and often publicly lavish praise on these same pro-abortion officials at ceremonies staged to celebrate the generosity of the government that gives them hundreds of millions a year, rather than the taxpayer from whom the money was taken.

Meanwhile, while praising the generous government, prelates continue to complain about the stingy people in the pews, as New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan did a year ago in a letter to all his pastors.
One wonders. Shouldn’t we tell them that we “gave at the office”?

It's likely that Bp. Seitz is all hunky-dory with that "stingy" plaint, too.  Next time he's on a home visit, someone should ask him a couple of pointed questions, eh?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

"Radical" Article V? Really?

Charlie Sykes' new network, MSNBC, thinks the Wisconsin Legislature has gone nutso.

...According to the Wisconsin resolution, approved by Republicans, the convention is needed “for the limited purpose of requiring the federal government to operate under a balanced budget.”...

OK, so?

...Occasionally, progressive leaders will push for a convention as a way to circumvent Congress on campaign-finance reform, but most proponents are on the far-right fringe. The religious right movement, in particular, has pushed aggressively for a convention....

I see.  Christians are the far-right fringe.  OK.

...No one can say with certainty how such a convention would play out...but there’s a real possibility that once the constitutional door is open, convention delegates could consider literally any changes...

And so forth and so on.  The Fever Is Operative at MSNBC, Charlie Sykes' new network.

We are unable to put our finger on the Constitutional language which authorizes abortion-on-demand, homosex marriage, and tranny-rights--all accomplished without the benefit of any convention at all, just the perverted minds of 5 blackrobed jackasses.

But to MSNBC, all that crap is normal.  And that, my friends, is how you got Donald Trump.

November 11

   Ht:  Zippers

USCCB Loves Them Some Climate Fraud!!

Picking on USCCB statements is too damn easy.

Now we find them screeching in support of the United Nations' most famous climate-fraud bunch, the IPCC.

Dear Paul Ryan, Jim Sensenbrenner, and Ron Johnson:  SCREW IPCC.  We have plenty of fraud, misrepresentations, and outright theft domestically.  No need to support it at the UN.

Get it?

Now back to the Bishops.  If the US budget is a "moral document" as the USCCB claims, then funding FRAUD from the earnings of US citizens should not be part of it.  You'd think the Bishops would know that, eh?

You would be wrong.

The New "Crisis": 9-1-1 Funding

At least two local TV outlets (12 and 58) ran "crisis" stories about 9-1-1 funding--one focusing on Milwaukee County, the other on Waukesha.

Summary:  the gummints want MORE MONEY!  Unstated:  they're stealing the money you gave them in the first damn place.

At least 58 had the courtesy to provide background on the funding "crisis."

...Every month when you pay your cell phone bill, you’re charged a 75-cent “Police and Fire Protection Fee”. 

This money was initially designed to fund local emergency dispatch, but in 2009, faced with declining revenue, state legislators moved that money into the general fund. That money is dispersed through shared revenue, forcing city and county dispatch centers to rely primarily on local money to fund training, staff, and technology....

In other words, "Diamond Jim" Doyle and the Democrats stole the money back in 2009.  But they sorta-kinda gave it back through "shared revenue."  Then the various County Gummints diverted the money to other things, like salaries and benefits, or shiny objects in the road.  And they're still not putting it where they are supposed to put it.

As usual, "More Money" is not going to fix this.  Prioritizing the money will.

And as usual, a little revolution can be a good thing.  Toast your local-Gummint County-twit. 

Schools Gone Wild: Merton's "Sex Ed"

Apparently the Merton junior-high sex-ed teacher is a lunatic--and so is the "language arts" teacher.

School officials apologized to parents of eighth-graders at Merton Intermediate School who were upset upon learning of a music video that was shown to students in a language arts class that had not been approved in advance.

The eighth-grade language arts staff showed students a music video of Christina Aguilera's song "Beautiful." ...

The video contained "images of homosexuality and gender/sexual identity struggles." Parents had not been notified ahead of time to preview or opt their child out of the activity, which is part of the school's Human Growth and Development curriculum.

So the 8th graders are supposed to "language arts" their way through "gender identity struggles," eh?

Methinks that there should be no struggle in FIRING two loony-teachers for gross misconduct with intent to pornographize children.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Kirstjen Nielsen Likes Job Security. A LOT of It.

Apparently The Donald nominated an open-borders nutbag for Homeland Security Secretary.

Makes sense to her:  the more MS-13 and Muslim invaders, the more Homeland Security has to do, the more tax money she gets to spend,.....


Other than that, this is a complete and utter fail.

"Bitter Cold?" Grow a Pair, Snookums

One of the local weather jocks apparently grew up in Hawaii or Miami.

He describes wind-chill temps of 5-10 degrees ABOVE zero as "bitterly cold."

How will he describe the conditions when the NON "wind-chill" temps are -20 degrees with a 5 MPH breeze from the west--like damn near any night during January?

By the way, that "wind chill" stuff is a pile of foofoodust.  You'll have a cold face if you don't know how to dress, or are stupid enough to set your face into the wind during winter.


"Climate Report": More of the Same, Piled Higher and Deeper

One expects that the vested interests (Al Gore, Elon Musk, et al.) in "climate change" would create and put out "reports" that the world is ending through overheating, underheating, or none-of-the-above heating.

After all, it's easy money, and paying off the "reporters" only takes chump change.  So yah, another one came out and--as is the pattern--it's full of shit.

Global temps, measured by satellites, are about what they were in 1998.  Measured by methods and means of the 1950's (favored by the bullshit artists), they are going up. 

Hockey-stick models project HUGE rise in global temp over next 20 years.  Real-life observation-based models--not so much.

Have US temps increased lately?  Yup.  To right around where they were in the 1930's, before the drop into the 1960's.  Meh.

There's a lot more at the link.

How bad is this "report"?

So bad that even an Obozo functionary says it's just bullshit.

Maybe Gore and Musk will have to find a new racketeering model, eh?  Let's hope so.