Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Israel's Nasty Side

It is foolish to hero-worship Israel.

Israeli soldiers in international waters boarded the Al Awda ship headed to Gaza to deliver relief supplies on Sunday, detaining everyone on board, including a USS Liberty survivor, after beating and tasering some passengers, according to an eyewitness account....

One of the captives is a survivor of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty.  You remember the Liberty, no?  That was a US Navy signals-ship stationed in the Med.  Israel killed 34 US sailors "by mistake" when it attacked the ship.

Israel, of course, will have a prepared story about how this relief-supply ship was carrying nuclear bombs or 12 divisions of soldiers, or some such thing--or maybe that the ship was full of RUSSIANS!!!  RUSSIANS!!!

Israel may be a US ally, but that doesn't make Israel pure as the driven snow.  Don't forget that.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Morris Dees, Pervert

Here's my *shocked* face. 

Morris Dees, the big dog at Southern Poverty Law Center, is a pervert, curiously like many other prominent Lefty Poobahs (including the Lefty Poohbah Cardinal McCarrick, by the way.)

Surely, that's all just coincidence.

Why the NYTimes Publisher Is in Terror

The publisher of the NYT, a pencil-necked geek if there ever was one, has decried President Trump and whined that 'journalists are potentially threatened' by Trump's "Fake News" noises.

Now we know why.

...President Trump and Rudy Giuliani have at least a dozen (or so) recordings of journalists discussing their opinions of, and intentions toward, their coverage of Donald Trump.

Conversations that thoroughly expose the MSM intentions toward the content of their coverage…. that the journalists never knew were being recorded.

Imagine what is on those recordings.

And President Trump has them.....

So the little pencil-neck made up a bunch of crap and printed it, hoping that Teh Pipples would believe his story rather than what Trump will release over the next few weeks.

Good luck with that, bozo.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Whiner-in-Times Whines. Surprise!

Some third-generation guy is whining about Trump.

Maybe he should consider running with the real news for a change.

As to the 'danger' to reporters....he didn't mention the actual attacks on Trump supporters, did he?

Makes one wonder, eh?

Open Borders or Bust!!!

Jeff Sessions (who is not asleep 24X7) wrote a new policy for "refugee" status admissions to the USA.

...asylum can be claimed only if you have a well-founded fear of persecution at home because of your race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group....

Not because your boyfriend is mean, or because you don't like the neighbors who are gang members or because you have a hottie in the States and you'd like a 'conjugal' visit.

That's reasonable, right?  


Not to the RINOs assembling the House budget.  A Democrat amended that language back to the Obozo standard, which amounted to "Cry a little.  We'll let you in.  Then you can disappear and never show for your hearing."

You'd expect a Democrat to do that.  So what next?

...What’s far worse is that the Price amendment passed the committee on a voice vote, with the approval of the committee chairman, Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, and the chairman of the homeland security subcommittee, Kevin Yoder of Kansas…who are both Republicans!

Yoder actually spoke in favor of the Price amendment.

Since it was a voice vote, we don’t (not accidentally) have a precise tally of what committee members thought about the Price amendment—which, or course, basically throws open our borders to anyone who’s been coached with a sob story....

Not even the guts to go on record.

Still and all, we have to vote for these cretins.  It WILL get worse if Maxine Waters' Party takes control.  Then you'll need all the ammo you've been stocking up on.  

You DID stock up, right? 

Because Maxine's Party will make sure you can't purchase any more.  You DO understand that, right?


Trump Derangement, Sykes Edition

It appears that Charlie Sykes has determined how the Pubbies have fallen.

...Republicans in Congress now not only have to swallow Trump’s erratic narcissism, but also his assaults on the very core principles that supposedly define their politics: fiscal conservatism, free trade, the global world order, our allies, truth and the rule of law....

Yah, he's a narcissist.   But the rest of that stuff, Charlie?  Are you SERIOUS?

Let's take "fiscal conservatism."  Point to the (R) budget issued by Paul Ryan--whether he was on Budget, Ways/Means, or Speakership--which was, ah, "conservative."  Go ahead.  I'll wait.

Here's a second chance for you, Charlie.  When did the (R) Party declare "free trade" to be a 'core principle' of the Party?  I know it's a "core principle" of the Libertarians, who also have  'core principles' of "mary jane for ALL" and "nudity for debates".  And of course, the Koch Brothers have "free trade" as a principle, too.  IIRC, the Reagan formulation was 'free AND FAIR' trade.....

Still stuck for a coherent response, Charlie?  OK, then.  Define "the global world order" for us.  Is that the world order where the US sends troops everywhere because the Pubbie Party is actually in favor of unlimited war?  Or is that the world order where the USA pays for everyone else's defense?  Or where Russia should collapse its borders to--say--the Muscovy region?  Or where we send Large Dollar Amounts to the Norks and Iranians?  Which "World Order" is the "Republican" world order, Charlie?  The one favored by Wilson, FDR, JFK, LBJ, Clinton, and Obama?  THAT one?

Well, then.   Maybe that's a hard question.  I'll give you another chance here, Charlie!!  You say that Trump has "assaulted" our allies.  You certainly didn't mean Israel, did you?  Did you mean Germany--the one which is financing Russia through nat-gas purchases and which has sucked the defense tit of this country for about 60 years?  Or were you talking about the Cheese Monkeys in France?  I'm confused; I have seen no missiles fired, no troops deployed......what is this "assault" about which you kvetch?

As to assaulting 'the rule of law.....'?  Nevermind.  It's not worth the pretzel-contortions to you; you'll just have to go back to the chiropractor sooner..... 

It's hard for you, I guess.  Your Globabloney-mercantilist financial backers may have the inconvenience of hiring US workers for a while, while paying significantly less income taxes for that privilege.  Despite that smaller rate, the US' GDP growth will allow pay-downs on the debt, just like the State of Wisconsin's revenue-stream allows Walker to reduce taxes even further, or throw away lots of dollars on Publick Screwels!!

...Republicans tell themselves they are getting a lot of what they want. (Politics is always transactional, right?) They rationalize their acquiescence to Trumpism by pointing to tax cuts, deregulation and conservative judges. Even if Trump’s conduct becomes indefensible, they can always fall back on attacking Trump’s critics, especially in the media....

"Conduct becomes indefensible...."  Charlie--- glass....  houses.......

And by the way, let's play a little game here!!  Clinton's conduct was indefensible, no?  Intern right there in the Oval Office, rape, yadayada. 

OK, then.  Here's the hard one:  was Obama's conduct indefensible?  Go ahead: it's a Y/N question.

Actually, Obama's conduct was perfectly defensible.  Always a gentleman.  Never a (public) mean

Of the two, Clinton and Obama, which one did more to destroy the USA, Charlie?

Right.  The "defensible" one.

Now tell me why the Hell anyone should give a flip what Trump tweets now--or what babes he f*&^%$ 10 years ago.

Go ahead.  We're waiting, Charlie.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

World Vision, Obama, and Al-Qaeda

Why sure, they all belong in the same sentence!!  World Vision (some sort of "Christian" outfit) gave money to Al-Qaeda, after securing the money from the Obama Administration.

And yes, indeed!!!  Both World Vision AND the Obozo-ites knew where the money was going....

Will "Owning" LeftyWackos Win the War?

There has been some discussion over the efficacy of "owning" the Wackobirds of the Left--that is, whether winning an argument by virtue of facts and reason is sufficient to convert the turkeys.

It ain't.  There are lots of examples in history of losing despite having all the Fact & Reason cards.  As Mike points out here, Socrates didn't fare well with Facts & Reason, for example.  Neither did Mitt Romney (although yes, Mitt is a twit.)  John Schnatter has to sue his own company because he had the Facts and Reason but lost his CEO slot.  And in Wisconsin, Facts and Reason regarding taxpayers being forced to cough up money for tranny-wacko surgery were the losing cards.

Will mockery do it?  Maybe.

But then there's the little problem of the Wackobirds assaulting people who disagree.  The assaults come in varying degrees from the "shunning" experienced by Dershowitz to the 'shadowbans' and censorship of the intertubes, all the way to bloody beatings in San Jose.  I know people who will not put a Trump bumper sticker on their car because it's going to draw the wrong sort of attention in ANY public place.

So.  Maybe just ignoring the idiot Wackobirds is the best play.  They can come up with all their inane "arguments," but when all you do is smile and move on, they won't get the dopamine of a 'win.'  Then they'll either go away, or escalate.

If they escalate, it's likely that you were in fear for your life or grave bodily harm.  QED.

Zuckerberg Selling Faceburger

Zuckerberg has dumped more than 1 million shares of Facesucker since July 22.


CNN on Coke. "Tariff" Price Increase

"CNN on Coke" pretty much describes their story on Coke.

Coca-Cola (CCE) has hiked prices on its carbonated drinks because the recently enacted 10% tariff on imported aluminum has made Coke cans more expensive to produce....

Oh, really?  The tariffs??  Well, not so much, really.

..."Obviously, while [customers] may understand the cost pressures that are out there on freight, on the increases in steel and aluminum and other input costs that affect the bottling system and affects some of our finished products,....

So said the CEO of Coke.  In other words, a lot of other stuff plus the tariffs.  Take a look at the can holding that soda.  Seriously.  How much do you think it costs, seriously?

CNN on coke.  THAT is the real story here. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Auto Tariffs and Bureaucrats' Lifetime Jobs

This is an excerpt from a presser on AF1 while flying to a RE-OPENED U S STEEL PLANT and to Iowa.  It contains two bits of info which should not be a surprise.  But the jackwad-crybaby-bureaucrats and the jackwad-crybaby imported-car dealers will still be jackwads.  And crybabies.

...SECRETARY ROSS: ...The tariff barriers are considerable. On autos, they have 10 percent. We have two and a quarter percent. Obviously, that’s a very disjointed situation....

It's not "disjointed", Mr. Secretary.  It's flat-out theft--or if you prefer, it's Foreign Aid by other means.

Q Secretary Ross, how long will the negotiation process, do you believe, take with the European Union?

SECRETARY ROSS: Well, that’s very hard to judge. Normally, trade discussions take multiple years. But that’s because they generally have one meeting and then pause for a month, have another meeting. So we’re going to try to do it much faster, just as NAFTA has been a much faster process than a normal trade discussion....

Yah, that striped-pants Haahhvaaaaahhd bunch did very well for themselves by setting a 30++-year  goal for negotiating the tariffs on frog-legs or brie.  Attend meetings, take a month to ...whatever....attend another meeting, take another month.............then collect retirement and "consult" on another 10 years' or so of meetings.  By and by, eventually, in the future sometime, we'll agree to screw the Americans, again.

It's no wonder that they HATE Trump.  

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Federal Judge More Psychotic Than "The Plaintiffs"

"The Plaintiffs" in this case are people who sued the State of Wisconsin Medicaid program for tranny-surgery.

The Fed judge, who is clearly non compos mentis, ordered that the State pay for their tranny surgery, right now, no 'hold off for appeal.'

The plaintiffs are head-cases.  They should be in a nice place like Southern Wisconsin Center, where Nurse Rached can take good care of them.

The judge could join them; no one would argue with the placement at all.

(By the way, the plaintiffs' attorney is the son of a former high-ranking Archdiocese of Milwaukee official-ette.)

Lying Presidents

Was having a ......ahhh........spirited.....discussion with a co-worker about lying Presidents.  The co-worker was agitated because Trump lies.  Well, that led to some thinking.

Discounting the mis-statements (e.g., 3% instead of 5%), white lies (national security stuff), and just plain stupid errors ("yes" instead of "no"), which all of us do, every President in recent memory has lied.  A lot.

Clinton lied to make himself and Hillary very rich, and to make the world safe for sex fiends such as Clinton.

Bush lied because he really didn't know any better.

Obama lied to make the world safe for Muslim terrorists, Communist dictators, and typical US fascist-wannabee bureaucrats, principally in Intel and Justice department places.  He also lied so he could tear apart the world's FINEST health-care system.

Trump lies to protect American interests in trade and geo-political matters.  He lies to prevent fascist-wannabee US bureaucrats in Intel and Justice places, from threatening US taxpayer-citizens.  He lies to make it easier for US troops to kill ISIS and other vermin.  He lies to make the border a real border, not another Obozo "red line" which means nothing. 

So.  Which liar do YOU prefer to have as President??

Even More Lefty Signature Frauds!

The Left cannot get people to sign up for its ridiculous agenda, so it simply invents new people!!

...After launching a massive canvassing effort, Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona submitted 480,464 signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office on the July 5 deadline — more than twice the number required.

However, the validity of the signatures were called into question almost immediately.

An investigation by Arizonans for Affordable Electricity — a campaign that opposes the renewable mandate proposal — discovered thousands of signatures that appeared forged, lacked proper documentation or were outright fraudulent. They filed a lawsuit with the Arizona Superior Court on July 19, claiming the clean energy group only submitted 106,441 valid signatures — less than half the required amount to qualify for the ballot.....

That's not all--the Lefties also employed felons as canvassers.

But you get the idea.  Same crap, different scale, in Milwaukee County (Peggy West) and Dodge County, earlier this year.

US Wins Europe Tariff Skirmish

Maybe RoJo will sit down and STFU for a couple days, eh?

...Amidst recent tariffs and tensions, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrived at the White House with two options for a deal to avoid a wider trade war, according to ABC News: “eliminate tariffs on cars for all trading partners or create a limited free trade agreement between the U.S. and EU on industrial goods.”

Trump opted for the latter — and secured Europe’s agreement to buy more American soybeans and liquified natural gas (LNG). The two also announced that they would begin “to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods,” in Trump’s words....

Does that meet your approval, Ron?  Or should the US continue to send huge foreign aid checks to Germany disguised as tariff policy which favors the Germans (and French, and etc.) IN ADDITION to carrying the NATO defense burden which almost none of those leakers have bothered with?


Ryan's Establishment Returns

The old "Catch-and-Release" of B. Hussein Obama is now the policy of Paul Ryan's House.

You know the one--the US pretends to care about illegal crossings, and the illegals pretend to promise they'll be back for their immigration hearing.

Then they just disappear into the US, someplace, scrubbing floors or cutting lawns for $10./hour....and voting Democrat if they're in a large (D)-controlled city.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hillary's New Home

A Cuckoo Roomful, stolen from Ace of Spades:

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Pelosi: St. Paul Didn't Build That!!

We have some experience with lunacy.  Nancy Pelosi fits right into the definition in DSM.

...“I just want to tell you this one thing because I’m a person of faith, and I see everything in terms of my religion,” momentarily suffering a brain freeze.

“And this is how you come into that picture. When you, those of you who may be Catholic and go to church you see St. Paul to the Corinthians, St. Paul to the Ephesians, St. Paul to the this and the that,” she said.

“It was the letters, the letters of St. Paul that spread Christianity. Again, if the Romans had not built roads, there would not have been a mail system. But the mail system was the connection, the connection that spread,” she said, repeating herself.

“So I feel deeply indebted to the tradition of mail carriers to the spread of a faith that I hold dear,” Pelosi said....


We'll pass over that part about Catholic dogma and Nancy's sacrament of abortion.

This Ain't Godot. Keep Waiting, Dems

Apparently this audiotape fell out of Mueller's Lanny Davis' front pocket right into the waiting mouth of some CNN journo.

Sorry, but that ain't Godot, either.

But it's fun to watch the NeverTrump twits' heads explode....

The Second Swamp: USCC/Catholic Relief Services

American Catholics are used to the concept of "the swamp"; we've had our very own for a few decades:  the United States Catholic Conference (USCC)--which is the Siamese twin of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) and which is very tight with Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

USCC was created by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.  That fact is very important, because Bernardin was a follower of Saul Alinsky.  (Malachi Martin wrote a very interesting book called Windswept House wherein the main character--a Satan-worshipper--bore more than a slight resemblance to Bernardin.)


USCC and its baby brother CRS have slavishly followed the ultra-Left lead of D.C.'s political Establishment and have been caught funding pro-abortion/pro-birth control outfits worldwide and in the US.  They also fund a number of Alinsky projects such as Gamaliel.  Despite a minor house-cleaning from Mgr. Malloy a decade ago, USCC/CRS continues to take money from Catholics and pour it into anti-Catholic efforts.

Just like the Political Establishment Swamp-Creatures!!!  Do you think it's co-incidence that 'Dirty Uncle' Ted McCarrick lived in D.C.?  (Newark is an also-ran.  Sorry, Newark.)

Mordor on the Potomac has that effect on people.....

The AgendaNews and Trump Tariffs

The AgendaNews has drooled out another story about the Trump Tariffs; it's the second or third one in the last month or so, and you can be sure there will be more.  It's the End of the World As We Know It; you may as well just go home and die. 

That's in contrast to its coverage of ObozoCare, of course.

Too bad they can't find more complainers.  It's the second go-round for Regal Ware and Husco; they've added a car dealer and stamping shop owner since the last story.  Wow. 

(Factoid:  the car dealer, Regal Ware guy, and Husco guy are all second- or third-generation.  The stamping guy owns a company founded by two other men.  Just sayin'......)

Note well:  the AgendaNews never published a story about how ObozoCare forced people to change doctors and forced them to pay MUCH higher premiums.  The AgendaNews always blamed the insurance companies--not Obozo.  The AgendaNews did its damndest to hide the facts about ramming abortion payments down the throat of churches, too.

Almost makes you think that they are Fakers.  Think they got their degrees from Pravda J-School?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Joshua Gill Is Not Quite Correct

Didn't know that the Daily Caller had a "religion reporter."  But they do, and he's on shaky ground here:

...According to the church’s theology, homosexuality in and of itself is an aberrant sexuality that is contrary to natural law. Therefore, to identify as gay and so embrace the mentality and lifestyle associated with homosexuality, rather than striving to live in accordance with what Catholics believe to be the divinely intended order of creation, would be problematic for a priest, according to current Catholic doctrine, since they are charged with guiding both men and women in relating rightly to one another and to God.

From the church’s perspective, the answer to the problem of priests who identify as gay and are unwilling or unable to overcome those tendencies and are dishonest about their orientation would not be to embrace that position. Nor would it be to expel them from the church, so long as they are celibate. The Church’s answer would be, however, to remove them from the priesthood....

Let's unpack a bit.  The Church teaches that the condition of (being) homosexual is "a grave disorder."  But his next sentence is confused because of his conjunction "and."  Yes, 'to embrace the lifestyle associated with homosexuality' is 'problematic,' if this includes homosexual activity.  But merely 'identifying as gay' is not necessarily so.  Further, this doctrine is not merely "current;" it has been in existence from Day One, as is all doctrine. 

(There is a lot of room for debate in defining the term "embracing the lifestyle," by the way.  Maybe we can have fun with that later.)

That said, 'guiding men and women in right relations...' has nothing to do with whether one is homosexual.  Rather, it has to do with faithfully transmitting the Church's teaching on the topic.

Finally, regarding the last sentence:  the Church does NOT 'remove from the priesthood' those who are celibate.  The sacrament of Orders leaves a permanent mark on the soul, so while the Church may restrict the activity of a priest, and in certain cases bar them from all priestly activity,  that mark never disappears.  But these disciplinary actions are taken only if the priest is guilty of serious activity and is found so by a Church court proceeding.  (Usually, these cases involve rape of adolescents or scandalous open homosexual activity with adults.)

Monday, July 23, 2018

Revoke the Clearances!!

Actually I'm shocked that ANY departed member of the CIA/NSA/FBI (etc., etc,) keeps their security clearance.  Why is that 'acceptable' protocol?

Whether the Communist/Muhammedan/WackoBird Brennan, or--for that matter--Henry Kissinger; if they're out of active service, they are out of clearance.  They have no need to know, so they should not know!

Why in Hell was it any different?

Time to Close the FISA Courts?

The weekend's document dump gives any American cause to think about ending the FISA courts. 

Following 9/11, the fever for finding and eradicating Muslims who would utilize terror in the USA brought about the existence of these courts.  Civil libertarians and a number of honest Conservatives were very uneasy with 'secret courts, secret evidence' stuff, but the emotional gravity was too much.

Obama and Clinton, plus their completely amoral and unethical stooges in CIA, FBI, State, and NSA, are making the case for eliminating FISA courts.  Lying and slandering, along with false swearing and perjury are the standard operating procedure for powerful politicians and bureaucrats.  Worse, FISA court judges are usually part of the party-circuit in Mordor-on-the-Potomac, so "favors" can get done.  (Wouldn't surprise me at all if blackmail is a big part of the douchebags' toolbag, by the way.  Ever notice how certain strident voices for reform suddenly STFU?)

Ace's morning correspondent JJ Sefton thinks FISA is a problem, too.

...Post 9/11, we put in place laws, systems and bureaucrats/bureaucracies that were Constitutionally dubious at best, yet sold as necessary for the defense of the realm, among them the FISA courts. It is now painfully evident, that these weapons have been turned on ourselves and used by some incredibly horrible actors to subvert the rule of law, sabotage a political campaign and failing that overthrow a duly elected president and in essence terrorize the citizenry....

Yup.  Oh, by the way:  BUY MORE AMMO!!

Randy Engel on Dirty 'Uncle Ted' McCarrick

A very few of you will remember that Randy Engel wrote extensively about the Newark Diocese when Cd. McCarrick ran that place (nearly into the ground.)  Randy has been paying attention for decades, and her essay of today is important reading for any concerned Catholic.

No excerpts, sorry (no time this AM.)

Go.  READ IT!!!

P.S.:  It has long been rumored that the death of Fr. Alfred Kunz of Madison was really a "hit job" executed on behalf of a homosexual predator Bishop, or Archbishop, or Cardinal.  The killing occurred in the parish school with no signs of a break-in, so Fr. Kunz knew the attacker.   Lots to chew on there, eh? 

Why Kiss Up to Putin? Communist China.

Virgil makes a point which I thought was obvious to everyone.

Perhaps it's not.

The Chinese Communists are now the principal threat--both economically and militarily--to the West.  That position had been occupied by the Soviet Union, until the Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of communism.

You will note that the Democrat Party has been very, very, nice to the Chinese Communists.  (So were both the Bush boys.)  And of course, the Big Money in this country is perfectly happy with the Chinese Communists, who provide slave labor for them.

Trump saw that and is developing a nice-nice relationship with Russia, which is also threatened by the ChiComs.

The Clinton-era Democrats and their Big Money allies are having a problem with that.  They can go eat s*&^ 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Problem with Jordan Peterson

The phenomenon of Jordan Peterson has undergone some critical examination.  Vox Day has read much of Peterson's ouevre and finds a number of startling--if not shocking--statements.

Another approach is to examine Peterson's work against the screen of Catholicism.  Joseph Shaw undertook to do just that and has a brief but useful essay here.  (Scroll a bit)

Excerpts follow.

...What I’ve seen of this can be summarised, very crudely, as ‘Jung meets evolutionary biology’, and it is this which I want to talk about here.  Jungians take mythology and religion very seriously as psychological phenomena: they regard mythical and religious stories and world-views as embedding deep truths about human traits and the human condition.  This YouTube video of Peterson’s about the Easter message shows how he does it. Thus, human socialisation involves establishing a reputation for generosity and engaging in reciprocity, and this can be taken to a higher level in sacrificing things in the present for the future. This can in turn be represented in terms of sacrificing things for the sake God, in the hope that God will be good to us in the future. This kind of psychologising interpretation can be applied across the Bible and indeed to other religious traditions...

Ermmmm....'buying' an eternal reward is certainly not a Catholic position, regardless of how many people think that it is so.

....it consistently leaves out the operation of grace: as Alastair Roberts points out, it is Pelagian.  Unless you commit yourself to God being a real actor in the human story, you can’t expect Him to intervene to help you out, even in the subtlest ways....

IOW, without grace, one will not enter Heaven, and grace is a gift from God.  As a gift, it is NOT "earned."  Period.  Works are fine (that's my nod to the Prot brethrens) but totally insufficient for Heaven without grace.

Oh, yes, there's more!

...What Peterson is doing goes back to Kant, who looked for moral allegories in Scripture. Christ is the ‘Ideal Man’ and so on. Kant’s approach influenced the liberal tradition of interpretation which claims that brotherly love and the Golden Rule comprise the ‘real message’ of Jesus, and not any of that stuff about being God or sacrificial offerings. Peterson’s interpretation is different, because his own moral outlook is different: and maybe because he’s a bit more sensitive towards the authentic message of the Bible....

Peterson has a few good points, such as taking responsibility for one's own actions, etc.  But his foundations are weak.  The house is built on sand.

Captain Obvious: "Obama Ordered This!!"

There's a reason that Clapper was not in the Inner Circle with Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Jarrett, (etc.)

Clapper is just not very bright.

So yesterday, on CNN:

...he stated that Obama was behind spying on President Trump and all the corrupt and criminal actions involving the government, including the Mueller investigation –

According to Obama’s former spy chief, James Clapper, who appeared on CNN to say it was Obama who set the entire Russia witch-hunt into motion by tasking the intelligence community assessment....


We all knew that from the get-go; none of the others had the muscle.

Another Perjurer: Strzok

I know you'll all be in SHOCK to learn that Strzok perjured himself before Congress when (closed session) testifying that he had nothing, nada, zero, zip to do with the FISA application.

That application was, indeed, paid for by the Clinton campaign and pushed by the State department.

It appears that perjury is the one constant at high levels of the "Intelligence Community."  This ought to disturb some people--like the people in the MSM--no??

Voter "Suppression"? More Fake News

The Eric Holder Agitation Crapshow hits Milwaukee, and there are two "stories" of voter "suppression."


Neither voter was "suppressed" at all; one moved to another district and finds that district is Republican.  Another has a rather shaky story about her driver's license.

All the usual suspects were there:  ACLU, Voces de la Frontera, lawyers, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 

Fake.  You're supposed to feeeeeeeeeellllll sorry now.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Has Paul Ryan Gone Daft?

Perhaps the stress of being Speaker has affected Ryan's mind.  It had an awful effect on Boehner, so why not?

ZMan notes an interchange with Ryan and Jonah Goldberg.  Ryan is concerned with the "AltRight" which he claims is racist and nationalistic.

...The two conservatives spoke at an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. Ryan had harsh words for the alt-right, an umbrella term for extreme right-wing individuals who reject mainstream conservatism and often embrace racism and white supremacy.

“That is not conservatism. That is racism. That is nationalism. That is not what we believe in. That is not the founding vision, that is not the founders’ creed,” Ryan said....
Gee, Paul.  Tell me:  what were the FOUNDERS doing if not FOUNDING A NATION?

And by the way, Actual Conservatism doesn't run deficits every year, Paul.

The Orange Embarrassment of Pope Francis

"The Orange" is shorthand for the Northern Ireland Protestants.  Northern Ireland has been a Prot enclave for damn-near-ever, and that is a BIG difference from Southern Ireland (the Republic of Ireland) which is largely Catholic.

So this story should be an embarrassment to Pope Francis and even MORE so to the Catholic Bishops of the Republic of Ireland.

This week saw an unprecedented event taking place in the halls of the Palace of Westminster. It was there that a group of elected representatives from Northern Ireland assembled....This pro-life group travelled from Northern Ireland to lobby Members of Parliament at Westminster. The group included a former Sinn Fein Mayor, a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) member of Northern Ireland’s devolved Assembly, as well as a Social Democratic and Labour Party local councillor. 

...With one voice, this group stated clearly on behalf of those women that they do not want Northern Ireland’s current abortion law to be changed....

Yup.  The Orangemen (and -women) want abortion to remain illegal in Northern Ireland--whereas the "Catholics" of the Republic voted to make it legal--and murderously un-safe for half its victims.

Trump Takes on the War Party's Golden Calf

As usual, PJBuchanan's narrative is spot-on.  That's not a surprise; Trump won the Presidency using a lot of Buchanan's 1992 primary challenge to "Globaloney George" H W Bush.

The summary sentence is something which also occurred to yours truly yesterday as I was having a spirited discussion about Trump's policies with a co-worker.

Here's the graf:

For if there is no war on, no war imminent, and no war wanted, what does a War Party do?

When Trump bitch-slapped NATO and the No-Exit pussies in England, and had the nerve to spend an hour alone with Putin (without the benefit of a State Department 'minder') discussing their grandchildren, and then dropped a load of red meat in the road to feed the rabid-dog MSM, "mis-speaking" a double negative, understand that he is taking on the Golden Calf of the War Party.

That Golden Calf is the now 50-year-old Two-Minute Hate of the Soviet Union.  

But of course, there IS no "Soviet Union."  There is, however, a nuclear superpower whose interests often conflict with the interests of the US.  That superpower also has significant 'other' military resources and technology, and vast reserves of natural resources, and is willing to use them.  

Is that superpower an enemy, or a competitor?

Trump prefers to treat Russia as a competitor, and in that context, the War-Drum Pounders such as McCain, Kristol, and the rest--including large chunks of State Department, CIA, Pentagon, and even FBI policymakers--will have no useful mission.

That, my friends, means that they might not get any more money.

So they need their Golden Calf and will do anything, including attempting a coup against this President.  

And if you think that Communist China agents aren't involved, you are stupid beyond redemption.    

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Say What You Stand For, Loud and Proud!

Interesting little vignette here from Dick Viguerie's book.

Taft was the leader of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, and in 1950 the labor union bosses were pouring money into Ohio in an attempt to defeat his reelection bid.  His chief sin was that he was the coauthor of the Taft-Hartley Act, which curtailed the power of the union bosses to shut down the nation’s industries if they didn’t get what they wanted.  Unions were the most powerful political force in America at this time, and this was a “do or die” campaign for the bosses.

“Senator Taft was convinced that he should take his stand on the Taft-Hartley Law,” says Weintz, “and, of course, we tried to talk him out of that, because we knew that blue collar workers would be against him on the basis of the Taft-Hartley Act.”  Since the senator was adamant about taking a principled stand, his advisors retreated to the follow-up barricade: “Let’s test it.”  One of the great advantages of direct mail is that it allows you to test what you “know” to be true.  Different letters were mailed to Ohio constituents about why they should support Senator Taft, and asking for contributions.  Each letter had a “key code” to measure responses.  Here is what happened, as Weintz tells us in his informative book:

"We sent out about 20,000 copies of each letter. I was astounded when the letter (written by Senator Taft), which was built around a positive presentation of the Taft-Hartley Act, was far and away the most successful.

"We subsequently mailed hundreds of thousands of Taft-Hartley letters into the blue collar worker sections of the industrial cities of Ohio: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, and so on. The blue collar workers responded by voting overwhelmingly for Taft against the urging, advice, and $3 million campaign fund of the union leaders.

"In addition, much to our surprise, we received a substantial number of small contributions, which helped us to finance the direct mail campaign. Indeed, the campaign paid for itself!"

It's certain that Trump understood the lesson here, and just as certain that a whole lot of others, both (D) and (R) do NOT understand it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

THE Indictment of the Sixties

Many of you don't remember the 1960's--the decade of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll.  During that decade the Supreme Court (majority of Progressive fanatics) and the Democrat Party, which controlled all the rest of Government, set to work annihilating the American family.

Griswold and Roe were linchpins, removing babies from the sexual equation.  Equal pay--jammed into US businesses through LBJ's executive order, was the coup de grace.  Beginning, then, in that decade, the family has been nearly extinguished.

ZMan comments:

...The fact is, kids vegetating in front of a video screen is just another symptom of the same main cause. When most kids grew up in normal homes, there was more organic structure to their lives, so they were less likely to indulge in whatever strikes the fancy of a child. There was a parent around to provide guidance.

It is the hidden cost of ripping women from their homes and putting them to work. Those mothers and grandmothers, staying home to raise their kids, provided a hidden infrastructure to American life. In stable, healthy societies, women maintain the social organizations and the social life of the community. When women are working ten hours a day at an office, that social work does not get done, so something fills the void. That has been the sewage of popular culture, along with state provided stand-ins for the parents.

Traditional sex roles also work as a bulwark against mischief. Fifty years ago, even public schools in poor areas could expect plenty of mothers volunteering to help with various school projects. They would also be the main labor pool at the church and other voluntary community organizations. It’s hard to corrupt these organization when mothers and grandmothers, people with skin in the game, are there to make sure those organizations serve their interests....

I hear head-scratching.  LBJ's action effectively reduced the wages of MEN against the inflation-curve--which was turning north quickly due to the "guns-and-butter" economics of the Democrats.  Thus, as the living-costs squeeze hit homes, women went into the workforce--just to keep up with inflation!  But of course, that's not what happened; the net-net overall effect is that it now takes two incomes to maintain a middle-class standard of living.

In addition, women were bearing children much later in marriage--if at all--and often were not getting married, either, controlling births one way or another through Roe and Griswold.

...By ripping women out of their homes and putting them to work like field slaves, modernity has destroyed the natural framework of society. The state has tried to fill the void, which is why per capita, inflation adjusted government spending has quadrupled as women moved from the home to the workplace. All that government supervision of children and maintenance of synthetic community organizations comes with a direct cost, which shows up in paychecks and the cost of goods....

So what?

Well, the "what" is this:  the cost of governments has grown so much that paying the bills of government requires more workers than are available--and that worker-shortage gets worse every year going forward through 2050 or so due to the reduction in births owing to mommy-working/standard-of-living matters.  We're barely at 2.3 kids/mommy--which is replacement rate only.

Unless you have massive immigration..........which is another very good way to demolish a culture.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Go Ahead. Make My Day.

Ace caught this:

...CNN analyst and former CIA/FBI official Philip Mudd called for a self-appointed “shadow government” to step forward and counter the democratically elected one....

Apparently John McCain is all ready to go.  

Will Mueller Subpoena Walker Next?

The evidence is right there in the picture.  Scott Walker is a subversive!!  Smiling, standing next to a Russki operative!!  Hell's Bells---maybe Walker is another Russki operative!!!  He speaks Russian, ya'know!!!!

Away with him!!  To the gallows!!!  Call Robert Mueller!!!!!  Have Francis Schmitz send all those Walker emails directly to D.C.!!!!!!!!

Commie-Muslim Betrayed, Braying, Foetet

You guessed right.  It's Brennan.  And he is now aware that his future is over with.  He's dead meat.

Carrion stinks.

The Cruel and Unusual Thieves of Big Pharma

Mallinckrodt is hardly the Lone Ranger here.

In 2014 Mallinckrodt raised the price of Acthar further to $34,000. The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from five states sued Mallinckrodt for anti-competitive behavior with regard to the acquisition of Synacthen Depot and the monopolistic pricing of Acthar, and in January 2017 the company settled, agreeing to pay $100 million and to license Synacthen Depot to a competitor. According to Kaiser Health News, Mallinckrodt responded by increasing its Congressional lobbying to $610,000, and its contributions to Congress members to $44,000, in the first quarter of 2017.
As an off-patent pharmaceutical, a similar drug, differing in formulation, available in Europe, made by a different manufacturer, sells for $8 per vial.
So a medication to treat infants costs $8 per vial in Europe and $38,892 in the U.S. 

Just before his trip to Europe, Trump had made some noises about body-slamming Big Pharma.

Long overdue.  

Is it "cruel and unusual" to put the CEO of Mallinckrodt in stocks for a month or so?  Because what he has done to parents here is CERTAINLY cruel and unusual 

Seems like a fair trade to me.


Paul Ryno Makes Useless Statements

Lyin' Ryan declared that Russia actually DID 'interfere' in US elections.

No shit, Sherlock.  Anybody with an IQ over room temperature knew that, and has known that Russki meddling has been active since Red October, or at least the early 1920's.

So gee, thanks!!  Anything else you want to pontificate about, Paul?  Is rain wet?  Does the sun rise in the East?  Do you live in a home surrounded by walls?

While President Obozo, the SCOAMF, ignored or wimped and whined about, Russia did all sorts of nasties in the Middle East and on Russia's border.  Yup.  So, Captain Obvious, where were you then?

Nevermind.  You were in your wall-surrounded house.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

StrzokSmirk Ignored HRC Email "Anomaly"

As Cong. Louis Gohmert reminds us, there was an "anomaly" in Clinton's emails resulting in 30,000 of them being sent to an email address of a foreign entity (not related to the Ruuuuuuuuuuskis!!)

And StrzokSmirk was given that information by an FBI Inspector General because StrzokSmirk, a Georgetown graduate, was the FEEB in charge of counter-intel for the whole damned country.

And StrzokSmirk ignored that information.  Just filed it in the "fuggedaboutdit" canister.

Think of it:  we'll be paying this jackwad a nice little pension for assisting Hillary (another pensioner) in violations of the Espionage Act.  And as things are going now, they won't be getting those checks at a Leavenworth address, either.

What a country!

Eat a Salad, Get Sick. In Spanish!!

Actually, I thought of this, too--but she does an excellent job.

Americans are encouraged to embrace diversity and be culturally sensitive to those who have flouted our laws and invaded our nation.  Meanwhile, illegal aliens arriving in America have no such requirement.  Instead, trespassing tribes relocate, and when they do, rather than assimilate, they transfer habits and activities indigenous to the countries from whence they migrated.

Thus, Americans suffer from illnesses that are easily traceable to third-world bathroom habits (TWBH) and lack of hygiene in the developing world.

It's not news that illegals work in restaurants as food-handlers.  These restaurant workers migrate from countries where, prior to kneading tortilla dough, post-toilet hand-washing is not required.
Once they're here in America, lack of hygienic practices translate into filthy hands arranging peaches in the produce rack and hombres with God knows what under their fingernails placing the apple slices in the see-through plastic containers stacked neatly in the Starbucks display counter....

So what we have here are hundreds of cases of Multi-Culti Shits.

King Mueller Has No Clothes, Russian-Spy-Wise

Wish I had thunk of this.

...Setting aside the transparent timing of the declaration today; which is entirely based upon the reality of interlopers within our current government remaining focused on undermining President Trump policy and objectives; and accepting the anti-Russia propaganda narrative is a political weapon intended to elevate the interests of deep state officials and undermine any effort that might be adverse to their interests; a basic question about the indictment evidence is being avoided by all who are reviewing the content therein….

While the DOJ document is full of detailed accusations; which has given the narrative engineers a great deal of fuel; there’s a specific aspect missing.  The entire indictment (full pdf below) is based on the premise of the FBI conducting some -unexplained and unsubstantiated- form of forensic data-analysis to formulate their detailed conclusions.

However, can anyone explain how this FBI forensic data-analysis was possible when the FBI was never allowed access to the DCCC, DNC and Clinton Campaign servers?...

Oh, yah!  The FBI was told to go pound sand when they asked for the servers, remember?

Well, there's another possibility, and it's a bit darker:  the FBI actually DID get access to those servers and has buried what they found out--except what they will NEVER NEED for the indictments, which is called "proof."  IOW, Mueller, a Certified Member of the Deep State, knew exactly what Hillary & Co. were doing--and exactly who was spying on her--and they don't give a rotten damn, so they lied about 'not getting the servers.'

Either way, Mueller is clearly Stzrok's father by another mother. 

Now comes American Greatness with another enticing theory!
...A lot of ordinary folks wonder why the DNC wouldn’t let any outside parties examine their server. Instead, the FBI accepted the word of CrowdStrike, a private contractor hired by the DNC, without any independent confirmation. 

And a bunch of not so ordinary folks who know a thing or two about computers thinks there may be a simple explanation for the DNC’s unwillingness to let outsiders have a peek at the evidence: There isn’t any. The Russian hacking that’s caused so much division and turmoil at home and abroad never really happened. It was all a ruse concocted by CrowdStrike.

One such skeptic is an anonymous journalist and computer aficionado who goes by the pseudonym “Adam Carter.” Carter has spent the last couple of years cataloging evidence, unearthed by himself and others, that CrowdStrike engaged in a disinformation campaign, inventing not just a fake Russian hack but also a fake hacker called “Guccifer 2.0.”...

Well, I'm sure of this:  Mueller will secure convictions of all the Russkis he has named.  And I'm also certain that every one of those Russkis will have the StrzokSmirk plastered to their face.

"Rules Are for Little Priests.": Mgr. Kevin O'Malley

Several days ago, a few Catholic priests from Montana were sighted at a Trump rally, in the front row.

A Diocesan official, one Mgr. Kevin O'Malley, wrote an apology letter and reprimanded the priests.  Something about mixing politics and religion blahblah foofoo blahblah.  (Frankly, I'm cool with that.  The Church's mission is to save souls, not to elect secular 'saviors' of whatever stripe.  The priests made an error in judgment, even though they're supporting the right guy.)

Apparently Mgr. O'Malley has experience sitting in the front row of political events.  Smiling approval of abortion-mongering politicians will not win you any points at the Pearly Gates, Monsignor.

And yes, "The Rules" apply to you, too.

Pocan Is a Joke

All hat, no cattle.

In interviews with Vox, Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) vowed to oppose their own bill – that they wrote less than a month ago to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — thus ending all interior enforcement of immigration....

What we have here is Democrats imitating the Republicans who said they'd get rid of ObozoCare.

All hat, no cattle, no guts.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The NAFTA Cabal

This article, detailing the assassination and death of a textile town in Virginia, contains a picture memorializing the signing of NAFTA into law.

The Globaloney Caucus proudly stands behind Bill Clinton as he signs the death warrant of manufacturing in Danville, not to mention Greenville, MI., Rockford, IL., Galesburg, IL., and many, many other cities and towns in the USA.

Here's the list:

Behind [Clinton]... is President Gerald Ford, House Speaker Thomas Foley of Washington, Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine, former President Jimmy Carter, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, former President George [H.W.] Bush, House Minority Leader Bob Michel of Illinois, and Vice President Al Gore....

But McDonald's was gifted tens of thousands of new workers!!!

Remember: Strzok Is Mueller's Boy

Just in case you have a short memory, the majority of Peter Strzok's promotions in the FBI came during the period when "St." Robert Mueller was running that outfit.

Comey may have given Strzok his final position--but it was still Mueller's FBI.

And going forward:   pay attention to which Congress-slime calls for what actions on the FBI going forward.  You will learn exactly who is a member of the Deep State and who is not.

Gowdy put on another good show, of course.  That's what he does.  As to follow-through?  Not so much.

Pelosi Should Have Known About Paki Spy Ring

A Pakistani spy ring has hijacked the network server used by Democrats in the House.

Nancy Pelosi--as Speaker and as Minority Leader--should have known about this AND should have reported the spying/hijacking to the FBI.

She did not.  Therefore, Pelosi should be ejected from Congress and put on trial, immediately.

Let Mueller find a charge on which to try her.  He's had practice on that, although not much success.

Dear Rep. Pocan: Make Our Day!!

Pocan will get his wish.

GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the Democrats will get to vote to abolish all interior immigration enforcement before the 2018 midterm elections....

60% of ALL Americans oppose this, Mark.

Go ahead.  Make my day.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Spying on Campaigns: Old Democrat Trick!

Why sure, Democrats spy on Republican campaigns.  Time-honored stuff!

...Rick Perlstein reported in his book, Before the Storm, that “Moyers was instrumental in pioneering an innovation in presidential campaigning: the full-time espionage, sabotage, and mudslinging unit…. The group met in a conference room directly above the Oval Office, because [Lyndon] Johnson wanted to monitor their work closely.  This project was his favorite.”  One of the team members, incidentally, was the CIA liaison to the White House (again, your tax dollars at work).  Perlstein says the team also “retained the CIA’s domestic covert-actions chief, E. Howard Hunt, to place spies in the Republican National Committee (they delivered daily reports to a dummy office in the National Press Building called ‘Continental Press’).”...

Ah, yes.  "St." Bill Moyers, who moved to U.S. Pravda Public Broadcasting after his retirement from Democrat Dirty Tricks.

Well, OK.  He never retired from Democrat Dirty Tricks.  He just changed venues.

Tammy: Predictably Stupid on Kavanaugh

Gee.  This is a shock.


...“After reviewing this nominee’s record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin," Baldwin said in her statement....

Actually, Tammy, SCOTUS judges do not "work for" the people of Wisconsin.  They "work for" the Constitution.  Your stupid-face is showing, Tammy.

But let's get down to your REAL reason.

...“The President vowed to appoint judges to the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade, and I cannot support a nominee for a lifetime appointment who would turn back the clock on a woman’s constitutional right and freedom to make her own health care choices, including access to birth control," she said....

There is no "right" in the Constitution to deprive a human being of life (or liberty, or property) without due process, Tammy.

You probably don't know that.  But Dershowitz does.... good luck with your line of crap, Tammy.

The Busiest Devil's Advocate in History

It is said that the process for canonization of Pedro Arrupe (SJ) has begun.

The Devil's Advocate in that proceeding will likely die of exhaustion.  At the very least, he will be the busiest Devil's Advocate in history.

Just ask St. John Paul II--or Paul VI.

Paul Ryan Doesn't Like China Tariffs. Whoop-de-Doo!

Paul Ryan doesn't like China tariffs--although he admits China steals IP from the US all the time.

He thinks the solution is that Trump should "sit down with" the ChiCom dictator.

That has not worked since about 1949, of course. 

Perhaps Paul Ryan has another idea?  One that WILL work??

John Perdue: Act Blue Contributor

Yesterday it was reported that John Perdue opposes the tariffs.

He also claimed to be a Republican.

According to the Fed Elections Commission, however, John Perdue is a contributor to ActBlue and listed himself as "Unemployed" during parts of 2016 and 2017.

What's ActBlue?

ActBlue (AB) is an Internet-based political action committee (PAC) that bundles and transmits contributions which individual donors earmark for various progressive candidates, political parties, PACs, and outside spending groups

It's not impossible that a "Republican" makes contributions to ActBlue.  It's also not impossible that John Perdue owns the company he says he owns.  But it is interesting that he lists himself as "unemployed" now and then.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"Green Outside, Red Inside" The Vatican??

Since the publication of "Laudato Si," a quasi-Greenie document of Pp. Francis, the Vatican has been increasing its emphasis on Ecological Issues.  The Pope has bought into the global-warming myth; population-controllers have been lecturing at the Vatican, and now we have "anniversary" events.

Last week, from July 5-6, a large international conference was held at the Vatican which wanted to make a big deal about the third anniversary of the publication of the encyclical letter Laudato Si. ...presided over by Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, together with Caritas Internationalis and the Global Catholic Climate Movement. It was attended by politicians, scientists, economists, and representatives of non-government organizations, all of whom are obviously convinced or in some way promoters of ecologism and the battle against climate change....

Oh, great.  "Saving souls" has morphed into "Saving the whales."

If only this were as ludicrous as it seems to be, eh?  If only this were just some teen-ager "phase" which is silly, and recognized as such.....nope.

...One has the impression that at certain levels, more than a “plastic-free” Church what is really desired is a “Christ-free” Church, in which Jesus is seen as an embarrassing hindrance to encountering people. Speaking from his own point of view – and therefore in a positive way – one of the officials of the World Wildlife Fund in his comments at the conference emphasized how in the title of “Laudato Si” – and thus also in the title of the conference – the choice was made to speak of “our common home” and not of “Creation,” which is a religious term: “The choice to not use religious terminology in the title is the first sign of a great opening to dialogue with all persons of good will.” Or, in other words: let’s avoid speaking of Creation, which has a hierarchical order; let’s avoid speaking of a Creator God who is the source of our responsibility towards Creation – this would be a divisive theme. Let’s speak instead about biodiversity, about saving animals and plants, and about banning plastics. This is how we will all understand each other....

Umnnhhh......yah.......us Paleo-Cons have long understood that the "Green" movement was really very, very, Red--as in Communist.  At least AlGore has an excuse for his buying into this thing; he has the IQ of a doughnut.

Not the same with Pp. Francis.

Does "Establishment" = "Evil" All the Time? Nope.

As with Kavanaugh--a member of 'the Establishment'--so with Leah Vukmir:  not all Members of 'the Establishment' are eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil traitorous ...ahh....so-and-so's.

First things first:  there's a difference between the Mercantilist (moneyed-interest) 'conservatives' and Actual Conservatives.  Best way to put it:  Actual Conservatives are principally concerned with Russell Kirk's (and Edmund Burke's) 'community'....

....When Kirk refers to community he is meaning the social institutions of which community is composed – starting with the family, church, local government, and other institutions. When working together, these institutions breed a healthy community and as Kirk said, “it is the performance of our duties in community that teaches us prudence and efficiency and charity”.....

Those 'other institutions' could be Lions Club, American Legion, United Way, etc.

Mercantilist/Moneyed-Interest "conservatives" don't really give much of a flying rip about 'family, church, local government'; they are concerned far more narrowly and usually about themselves.  Their allegiance is often not even to the Nation in which they live and prosper; they would rather import their prosperity and erase such bothers as 'borders' and 'citizenship'.  Look no further than the post below in which one Mercantilist asserts that he will happily revoke health-care assistance to his employees--members of this community--if Trump doesn't stop protecting the USA.  Revealing, no?

Well, that's one way to do it.

But it is NOT what Vukmir represents, despite the fact that Vukmir is without doubt a 'member of the Establishment' in Wisconsin politics. 

We've heard the same "Establishment" criticism of Kavanaugh.  Is that valid?

....My view is that we should be just short of jubilant. His judicial record on the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit makes it clear that he will be rock solid on religious liberty for Catholics and Second Amendment liberty for gun owners. As for Roe v. Wade, his statement during his prior confirmation hearing to the effect that he would be bound by it as a Circuit judge—he could hardly overrule it from that bench—is no indication that, as an Associate Justice of SCOTUS, he would not vote to cut back the infamous decision in ways that would amount to an abrogation if not an outright overruling.

In short, I am confident that this former law clerk for Justice Kennedy will not be another Kennedy but rather more in the model of Justice Scalia, whose judicial philosophy he has praised....

That from an ultra-conservative Catholic attorney/editorialist.

(Please don't tell any anti-Catholics, such as Feinstein, Baldwin, or Schumer!!!)

The End of the World for John Perdue?

A couple of posts down, I mentioned that the anti-Trump games of the Mercantilists are exactly the same ones used by the Leftists.  You know:  women and children will die, there will be famines and disease, minorities hardest hit, the End of the World, ............yadayadayada.

And yes, the hysterical Trump-Deranged Press will be pleased to headline all this stuff!!!

...John Perdue, who said that for the past 21 years he has owned a manufacturing company [Macromatic Industrial Controls] in Menomonee Falls that makes electronic items such as circuit boards and other materials, cautioned that the tariffs might result in higher prices or business cutbacks. 

"I will have to cut salaries and looking at eliminating my 75 percent that I pay for health care," Perdue said. ...

I have GOOD NEWS for you, John.  You won't be burdened by all those costly employees when you cut the salaries and eliminate your health-care contribution--so you'll be just fine.

Are we to understand that imported Chinese aluminum and steel will cost you $500K, John?  Or should we assume that you are importing all the parts--including the electronics--from China and you can't build them yourself?


Tosa Police Advice....Really??

There are a lot of coyotes hanging around the County Grounds, and some of them are a bit aggressive, particularly to humans and their doggies.

So the Tosa cop-shop has a suggestion!!

...If you come in contact with a coyote, use aggressive hazing techniques such as loud noises, large movements, or throwing sticks, police suggested. 

If hazing is not effective and a coyote is showing aggressive behavior such as growling or snapping, remove yourself and your pet from the area and contact Milwaukee County Parks, police said. ...

Or you could pull out your 9mm and shoot the damn thing.   Observe all of the four rules of gun safety, of course.

Coyotes are, like raccoons, eaters.  They do not eradicate pests.  They raise hell with your garbage cans unless you store them inside your garage.  They have no particular useful purpose.

But somewhere, somehow, a "Save the Coyotes!!!" movement will arise.

The Idiots Running Seattle

Seattle is governed by idiots.

A few months ago, The Idiots decided to levy a special tax on new-construction commercial buildings.  The Idiots retracted that idea after two major-major-major projects were suddenly re-considered by the developers.

Now The Idiots have passed a new gun law!!

Seattle passed a law Monday requiring gun owners to store firearms unloaded and in a secured container.

CB119266 was passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council and makes it a civil infraction to keep firearms unlocked or loaded while not under control of the owner, imposing a fine of up to $500....

"Unloaded.....secured...." means that when the break-in occurs, you'll spend 30-60 seconds jacking around to bring out your weapon. 

Apparently none of The Idiots have wives or children to protect--which, given that it's Seattle--wouldn't surprise me at all.

Trump Tariffs, the Monster Under Your Beds

In a variant of the typical Lefty news-shaping, we now have typical Mercantilist news-shaping when discussing Trump's Tariffs.  (This link leads to an example of such propaganda.)

Every time you see a "news" discussion about the tariffs from the Mercantile Class, Trump's Tariffs will HURT CONSUMERS.  Blood will flow.  Women and children will die a slow, ugly, lingering death.  Bankruptcies!  Repossessions!!  Liens!!  Collections!!     

Also, puppies and kittehs will be drowned.

This is due, of course, to the Enormous Price Increase Monster, which is hiding under every single bed in America, and only loosed when Trump Tariffs are applied.

That steel and aluminum tariff?  You'll never afford another new car.  Ever.  You'll be driving a 30-year-old heap of rust and your family will be endangered.  (In fact, that particular tariff will add about $40.00 to the cost of a new car--the average price of which is $35,000.00 today.)

In the linked article, we are told that "Middle America" will be paying ENORMOUS, HUGE, TERRIFYING delivery prices unless Trump kills the Bezos-Post Office monster hiding under the bed.  (Wanna speculate with me that the ENORMOUS delivery price will go up about $2 or $3, tops??)

Face facts:  the Mercantilist Class is interested in profit, not "the Consumer" or "the Middle Class" or "Flyover Country."

Read essays accordingly, friends.

Added:  The Left's "business paper" headlines of today tell the same story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Non-Entity Gets All Pissy-Faced

Some guy who lost a Senate race--twice--is all pissy-faced about Kavanaugh.

“What we really have is the United States Supreme Court is becoming a kangaroo court. The definition of a kangaroo court is a court where the outcome is predetermined.”

Thus spake the King of Baby-Killers, the California resident, Russ Feingold.

Monday, July 09, 2018

*WHAM*!! Trump Hammers Drug Companies

The President opens a new front in his war for the common man.

Pfizer & others should be ashamed that they have raised drug prices for no reason. They are merely taking advantage of the poor & others unable to defend themselves, while at the same time giving bargain basement prices to other countries in Europe & elsewhere. We will respond!  --PDT

Pharmaceuticals have been using a two-tier price system for decades.  HIGH prices in the USA, LOW prices in Canada, Europe, and elsewhere.  The almost-10% annual price hike caught the attention of the President this time--unlike Obozo the Communist, Bush the......Kleenex, Clinton the Corrupt.......

This will be a very big victory if he can pull it off.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

"Thumbprint" Gun Lock? Nope.

Some (D) from Floriduh....

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said the development of smart guns should be part of the gun-control conversation, arguing that a gun owner should not be able to fire a gun without some sort of verification like a thumbprint that’s needed to unlock a smartphone....

Why, sure!!  Because when you pull a gun in self-defense, you carefully wipe the gun-lock and your thumb to make sure that the thumbprint 'takes' on the first go, right?

Because you have all sorts of time available and your thoughts are completely collected, calm, cool.  And the system ALWAYS works, without fail, (unlike on my phone, where I have to swipe the damn thing 5 times before I can answer a call.)

One more thing.  It's possible--or maybe even probable--that my wife, or one of my children, will require armed self-defense.  Do I have to purchase one gun for each of them?  Or just get the system to recognize 2, 3, 5 different thumbs?

Is it possible for a Congressman to become smarter?


Saturday, July 07, 2018

Mueller and His Gulag Stunts

Apparently "St. Rod" Rosenshhhhhtein is just fine with this Gulag-style Mueller prosecutor stunt.

...Paul Manafort has been behind bars ever since a federal judge in Washington, D.C. revoked his pre-trial release for violating his bail conditions as he faces money laundering charges. According to a new court filing that his attorney submitted to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the former Trump campaign manager isn’t just behind bars, he’s in solitary confinement.

“He is locked in his cell for at least 23 hours per day (excluding visits from his attorneys), at a facility approximately two hours from his legal team,”...

There's a guy in Milwaukee who was accused of conspiracy to bomb a cop-shop--and with making the Molotov cocktails--who is free on bail.   Just sayin'....

And that happens to be the point. 

Manafort is accused of trying to contact a witness in his fraud case, which is a violation of his bail conditions.  Fine.  But he's not accused of plotting to bomb a police station, nor of any other heinous or terroristic crime.

Mueller and his boss, the Smirking D.A.G., are putting the serious squeeze on a 71-year-old guy.  That's what this really is.  And that's just fine with the Smirker, (may he rot in Hell.)

"Syrian Gas Attack": FALSE

The Donald needs to learn a bit more about false flags.

"No organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected in the environmental samples or in the plasma samples taken from alleged casualties"

That from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

As you recall, the alleged attack nearly brought on WWIII, as the Usual Suspects in our national 'intelligence' agencies were agitating for a strike on Russia AND on Syria.

Trump pounded the hell out of Syria instead.  They made a damn fool out of him.

Not Really Funny

Sykes Appears, Ace Body-Slams Him

Po' ol' Charlie Sykes.  After he converted from Lefty crank to Righty crank, he retroverted to Lefty crank.

Ace of Spades has something to say about him.

...If you want to see what's gotten me pissy, watch the Very Principled Charlie Sykes' disgraceful performance at an Aspen Ideas conference, casually slurring all Republicans as the party of "white supremacy" and claiming that our only principle now is "owning the libs." A very popular little catchphrase with the weak-sister, Panicky Horse, Democrats posing as Republicans for career purposes set.

I bet the Very Principled Charlie Sykes used to trot out the "we can't pursue that conservative priority because that would mean we'd lose this congressional race and that would mean less owning of the libs" once or twice before.

He was a radio show host. I have to imagine he relied, more than once, on the old "Well I'd love to do that, but we can't Because Political Concerns" argument in selling his listeners on whatever shit sandwich the Republican Establishment was selling us that week.

But now, "owning the libs" is for racist monsters, and now, winning elections is meaningless. Only perfect fidelity to his liberalish ideas of "Conservative Principles" matter now....

Indeed.   Ace is a Libertarian, so some of his opinions are not part of the actual-Conservative orthodoxy.  Nonetheless, the argument that Being a Principled Loser is better than body-slamming the increasingly anti-civilization Left is becoming a non-starter.  War is not civilized, ya'know.

It's an argument advanced--feebly--by another Right-ish pundit, whose only excuse is that he lives in Madistan, where being a Neo-Con is regarded as being Goebbels. 

Watch that clip (first link above).  Charlie makes the impassioned speech about how the Tea Party was about the national debt (partially true) and how Paul Ryan (Charlie's god-hero) has talked about the national debt for years (absolutely true)--and then promptly forgets that Ryan's House ALWAYS added to the national debt--when Ryan was Chair/Ways&Means and when he was Speaker.

C'mon, Charlie.  You can do better.  And stop calling us RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISTS.