Friday, November 30, 2018

Hillary, Again?

Noting that Bill/Hill are prepping for another run, in Canada, Cold Fury writes very funny stuff.

Dying Hillary had herself another extended debilitating “coughing fit,” whereupon her “husband” offered her bottled water doubtless “repurposed,” shall we say, with Tangueray…or Everclear. After hooking her up to the electrodes backstage for a while, the corpse was reanimated enough to wheel her out and prop her back up next to her “husband,” and the shitshow went on for another excruciating thirty minutes.
They sold 3300 tix in a 19K seat venue, prices starting (or ending) at about $5.00 American.

Conservatives Are Binary

This obervation is very good.  Came from Correia via Ace of Spades

A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder… But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it’s an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody.
Every time I read the InterWebz, I find another reason to despise the "law" bunch in D.C.  I'm not the only one, either.

Corruption 101

Corruption in D.C. looks exactly like corruption in Wisconsin. 

It's usually done with armed jackboot-wearers, early in the day, under the color of "orders from a judge."

FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblower’s attorney....

...The delivered documents also show that then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate allegations of criminal misconduct pertaining to Rosatom and to other Russian government entities attached to Uranium One, the document reviewed by TheDCNF alleges....

...The raid was permitted by a court order signed on Nov. 15 by federal magistrate Stephanie A. Gallagher in the U.S. District Court for Baltimore...

Sixteen Feebs, all armed, of course.  With a Court Order, of course.

“After asking and getting my approval to do so, DOJ IG Michael Horowitz had a member of his staff physically take Mr. Cain’s classified document disclosure to the House and Senate Intelligence committees,” Socarras told TheDCNF.

“For the bureau to show up at Mr. Cain’s home suggesting that those same documents are stolen federal property, and then proceed to seize copies of the same documents after being told at the house door that he is a legally protected whistleblower who gave them to Congress, is an outrageous disregard of the law,” he continued....
"Law" is fo' suckers.  Remember that, friends.

Francis v. St John Paul II: Is Self-Defense Illicit, Too??

No matter what some Intertubes-Priest may say, it's clear that Rome thinks the death penalty must be abolished.  And since some Intertubes-Priests have interpreted the "DP is inadmissible" as "DP is admissible," the silliness continues, louder.

...Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, said that the death penalty “is never justified as a hypothesis of legitimate defense,” in his address at a conference at the Italian parliament on “A World Without the Death Penalty.”...
That happens to directly contradict the teaching of St. John Paul II.

...Saint John Paul II had taught that the only way that capital punishment could be justified was under the principle of legitimate defense. In his 1995 encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae, John Paul wrote that legitimate defense “can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family or of the State.”...
This has significance far beyond the question of capital punishment.  Look at the quote from JPII again, and note this:

...can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family...
 JPII placed the death penalty within the framework of legitimate self-defense, which includes defense of others and one's family.

One could argue that it is silly to think that Pp Francis would condemn use of deadly force in defense of self, others, or family.  He could never do that, could he?

He could never allow adulterers to receive Holy Communion, either, could he?

Ancient Greek Smarts

Part of a longer essay, but worth extracting for y'all:

...a very precise Ancient Greek idiom holds that we do not march forward into the future. We’re facing the past, the future is behind us, and we back into it. [We all] navigate by seeing only where they’ve been and are often blind to what the future might bring....
Beware those who "lead us to the future."  They're leading with their ....ahhh....fannies.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Labor's Acosta, Sex Trafficking, and REAL Collusion

Trump has a fetid odor emanating from his Labor Secretary.

PowerLine reduces a long, long, article from the Miami Herald--and we'll reduce it further.

A billionaire named Epstein was "hiring" 16-y-o girls for sexual gratification.  His friends included Bill Clinton and (Sen) Bob Menendez.  The county Sheriff and local D.A. had this guy dead to rights and were discovering more and more victims and evidence.....

......when Acosta, then a US Attorney, shut it all down with a plea agreement (Dershowitz was one of Epstein's lawyers, by the way.)

...Bradley Edwards, a former state prosecutor who represents some of Epstein’s victims, asks: “How in the world, do you, the U.S. attorney, engage in a negotiation with a criminal defendant, basically allowing that criminal defendant to write up the agreement?” It’s a good question....
Silly question, Bradley.  It's the DEFAULT POLICY of the US attorney.  See, e.g., the handling of the Hillary Clinton espionage problem.

Going forward, anyone fool enough to respect a U S Attorney--at any level--deserves whatever is rammed up his lowermost orifice.  Spit on them if you see them passing by.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Bp. Morlino's Cross: Some Madison Priests

Interesting story from Joseph Pearce, noted humanities lover and literary critic.

...Several years ago I was invited by Bishop Morlino to lead a retreat for the priests of his diocese. I was honored to receive the introduction and excited at the prospect of meeting the bishop himself in person. He asked if I might speak on the evangelizing power of beauty and what might be called cultural apologetics. He was keen that the priests of his diocese should understand the importance of beauty in the struggle to win souls for Christ in an age of ugliness and relativism.

At his behest, I spoke of the good, the true and the beautiful as being a reflection of the Trinity, inseparable, coequal and yet mystically distinct. The good was the way of virtue or love; the true was the way of reason; the beautiful was the way of creation. In an age which had corrupted the meaning of love, removing its rational and self-sacrificial heart and replacing it with narcissistic feeling, and in an age which had corrupted reason to something merely relative and devoid of objectivity, the power of beauty to evangelize was more important than ever. I spoke of the power of a sunrise to raise the heart and the mind to God, echoing the words of the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins that the world is charged with the grandeur of God. I spoke also of the power of human creativity to partake of the creative power of God in the making of great works of art, such as St. Peter’s Basilica or Michelangelo’s pieta, which also raised the heart and mind to God. Such beauty could reach the most hardened of hearts.

Bishop Morlino was delighted with my presentation but I was a little disturbed by the reaction of some of his priests. Although all the priests of the diocese were expected to attend, about half of them failed to show. Some of these absentees might have had very good reasons for their non-attendance; others, however, had simply treated the bishop’s invitation and his expectation with indifference or resistance. Equally disturbing was the relative indifference or even sullen resistance of half of those in attendance.
In all my years of giving talks to Catholic audiences, at parishes, conferences, colleges, high schools and other venues, I had never met with such negativity. I was not heckled, of course, but the lack of enthusiasm was palpable. About half of those in attendance were clearly there against their will, dragging their cognitive heels, and waiting for the ordeal to be over. These beat a hasty retreat as soon as the formal part of the proceedings were over, failing to attend the reception and convivium that followed. It was only then that I had the great pleasure of speaking with the happy remnant who were on fire with the faith and shared their bishop’s fervor....
If you know anything about the Madison Diocese, you're nodding your head as you read Pearce's story.  Just stop in to almost any parish south of Madison within that Diocese and try to endure a Sunday Mass' music selections without projectile vomiting. 

Or go a bit north and west of Madison and check out a nearly-new church that not only does not have a pipe organ, but has no viable space in which to PUT one.  (It's the church at which the pastor cannot explain the "Rho" in the "Chi-Roh" symbol.)  Or you can go east, almost to the border with the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and find a VERY impressive hilltop church which featured Mass-prelude and -interlude piano music straight from the Pfister Hotel lobby.  Yes, seminary formation before Morlino was abysmal.

The "happy remnant" Pearce writes about are by and large the imports Morlino brought in to serve the Faithful and--of course--the men Morlino had sent to seminary.

What you see in Pearce's story is not the very forgivable problem of sheer ignorance.  What you see instead is the un-forgivable:  resistance to learning about Beauty with a capital "B".  Maybe those priests don't understand why there IS a capital "B" there--or maybe they are resisting Him, eh?

Democrats to K-C Workers: Drop Dead

We expected this.

...[Wisconsin] Senate Republicans have long been short of the votes needed to pass the $70 million incentive package for Kimberly-Clark, and Fitzgerald said they are no nearer to securing them....

..."It still appears the votes are not there as we stand here today," Fitzgerald told reporters. "It’s going to take a significant number of Democrat votes to get this through."

Backers of the deal appear unlikely to get them — no Senate Democrat has shown support for the measure. ...
Not too long ago, the Democrat Party was a friend to union labor.  Now?  It's "Eat s*&^ and Die."  

Think Labor will remember that?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

"Reconciliation" of SSPX? Not Soon

The SSPX has an interesting history.  Founded by an excellent priest, missionary, and Bishop, but in irregular status following that Bishop's un-authorized ordination(s) of other Bishops, it's always been a red-headed stepchild, ecclesiologically speaking.  (That's not a refined theological statement, folks.  Keep your powder dry.)

Benedict XVI really, really, wanted to reconcile SSPX with Rome.  And after a couple of somewhat pugnacious SSPX leaders.......ahh........moved on, it looked as though things were going that way.  When Pp. Francis was elected, early statements from his peeps led many to believe that the long-awaited reconciliation was imminent.  After all, Francis had reached an informal accommodation with SSPX while he was primate in Argentina, right??

Well, don't open that bottle of Lafitte Rothschild yet.

...During the meeting with the Roman authorities, it was recalled that the fundamental problem is actually doctrinal, and neither the Society nor Rome can escape this fact. Because of this irreducible doctrinal divergence, for the past seven years no attempt to compose a draft of a doctrinal statement acceptable to both parties has succeeded. This is why the doctrinal question remains absolutely essential.

The Holy See says the same when it solemnly declares that no canonical status can be established for the Society until after the signing of a doctrinal document....
Frankly, I never, ever, thought that Pp Francis would 'accommodate' SSPX.  (I suppose that I'd have been surprised--shocked--if SSPX had 'accommodated' Francis, too.)
Maybe in another decade??

GM Wanders Into the Desert

While 15,000 souls will become un-employed soon due to GM's "re-structure" announcement, that may not be the worst news from the twin towers.

...GM's actions are meant to increase the automaker's profits and strengthen its core business, while it doubles investment in autonomous and battery electric vehicles by 2020...


 ...GM has said it believes self-driving and full-electric vehicles could eventually eclipse profits of its current operations. But the operations remain unprofitable.

Autonomous vehicles remain in testing and face a litany of safety and regulatory hurdles, while full battery-electric vehicles represent roughly 1 percent of U.S. sales this year, according to IHS Markit.

"This is the part that scares me across the industry, everyone focusing so much on new mobility -- it's such a long-term play," said Joe Langley, IHS Markit associate director....

People who work directly for auto manufacturers believe that self-driving and full-electric cars are the wave of the future and that what we are driving today will be as extinct as the pterodactyl in 20 years or so.

They tell themselves that every day at the Detroit-area clubs.  The Detroit bunch is exactly like the D.C. bunch in that way:  they are as insulated from the real world as can be, and they're all very fat and happy campers.

We have "autonomous" cars which run over people at night and which are subject to computer-hacking just like any other chip-dependent/wireless device.  We have electric cars, yes--but the batteries are suspiciously fire-prone and there is NO WAY that current utility infrastructure will support overnight charges for every car on the block.  None.

Meantime, the Japanese and Koreans continue to produce real-world sedans and sell them very successfully.

Will Detroit have to take another ass-kicking like the one it took in the '60's/'70's to make those people see the light??

Stay tuned.

Spinning the Tariffs on GM News

You've already heard the spin on "Orange Man Bad" tariffs vis-a-vis the GM plant closings.  The Usual Suspects are telling you that GM's profit margins are not sufficient to bear the burden of the tariffs.

Orange Man Bad, see??


...While the company has said that it believes tariffs on steel and aluminum will add about $1 billion in costs over the next year, there is little sign that the layoffs and closures are related to the tariffs. The company had around $145 billion in sales last year and costs of production of $118.7 billion, down significantly from $130.5 billion four years prior. So the overall additional costs of the tariffs is relatively small for GM....
Yes, indeed; against a manufacturing profit of $27Bn, $1Bn is not a big deal.

The Volt will be dropped because GM has a full-electric sedan available, the Bolt.  The Impala has been on the chopping block for 2 years.  Great full-sized sedan, but nobody wants to buy it at the price.  The Buick LaCrosse to hit the graveyard too.

Ford announced similar cuts in its offerings several months ago, but did not announce major cuts in personnel at that time.  The drama isn't over with yet, folks.

The Vatican Green Crusade

Take another look at the post below this one after you read this one.  You'll see a pattern.

...“Climate change is the key challenge of our time. Our generation is the first to experience the rapid increase in temperatures all over the world and probably the last that can effectively combat the imminent global climate crisis,” the Vatican paper [L'Osservatore Romano] declares,...
It has been said that the radical environmentalists--which include the global-warming bunch--are actually "Green on the outside, Red on the inside."

Yes, yes indeed.

Cdl. McCarrick's Biggest Betrayal

Much has been written about Cdl. McCarrick's predatory homosexual attacks on seminarians.  Not so much has been written about Cdl. McCarrick's effort to demolish the Catholic Church in Red China.

Fr. Rutler mentions McCarrick's effort in an essay which calls to memory the poem about the spider and the fly.  He recalls other infamous 'diplomacy,' such as the Church's concordat with the Nazis and the conscious, deliberate, refusal to condemn Communism by Pius XII, John XXIII, and Paul VI.

Then he mentions martyrs--white or red--to that 'diplomacy,' including Cdl. Mindszenty, Cdl. Zen of the present day, and of course, the hundreds of thousands of nameless Catholics who have died for the Faith in the regimes of Stalin, Mao, and their successors and puppets.

Fr. Rutler did not need to remind us of Stalin's plan to seed the Church's seminaries with Communist, homosexual, 'candidates' for the priesthood.  Why should he bother?  The evidence is far too plain and visible.

A few dozen years ago, E. Michael Jones essayed about the connection between disordered liturgical and doctrinal thought and the homosexuality of prelates and priests.  Jones did not mention succumbing to the disorder of Communism.  He should have.  Jones did not mention that only one Apostle was a diplomat, either.  Rutler does.  He was the Apostle who swung.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Screw Nancy McMaster. Take the Oil!

You may recall (I do) that there was open discussion of taking Iraqi oil as re-payment for the US' expenses in the Iraq War.  That discussion may or may not have emanated from Bush's administration, but it was serious, and it was on the table.

Until it wasn't.

Apparently President Trump is still looking for reimbursement for the $$$Trillion or so that the US spent on that s***hole.

But Nancy McMaster doesn't like that sort of talk.

Former national security adviser H.R. [call him "Nancy"] McMaster once rebuked President Trump after he raised the possibility of taking Iraq's oil to compensate the U.S. for the money it has spent on the country's war in a phone call with Iraq's then-Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, according to a report. 

"We can't do this and you shouldn't talk about it because talking about it is just bad," a source told Axios in a report published Sunday, referring to what McMaster said to Trump after the call in the summer of 2017. "It's bad for America's reputation, it'll spook allies, it scares everybody, and it makes us look like. I don't remember if he used words this harsh like criminals and thieves, but that was the point he was trying to get across."...
 Well, OK, Nancy.  Then YOU write a check for the balance due.  We jacked a bunch of money out of Germany and France for WWII;  no reason Iraq can't pop a few hundred million barrels our way.

By the way, Nancy, how's that "democratization" program of yours coming along?


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Requiescat in Pace Bishop Morlino

Bp. Morlino of Madison died last night at about 9:00.   May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Thus ends a significant chapter in the story of the Diocese of Madison.  Bp. Morlino worked very hard to re-evangelize a Diocese which, frankly, was the religious equivalent of Madison's politically dominant and poisonous Left-o-Wackiness.

Lacking vocations from his own territory, the Bishop found willing priests and Orders from overseas and from the diaspora of the Legionnaires.  After some hesitation, the Bishop firmly supported a regular Extraordinary Form Mass, and not just in a "Traddy Ghetto" fashion as is the case in the neighboring Milwaukee Archdiocese; there are quite a few locations where that Mass is regularly celebrated.

There were many other accomplishments of this fine servant of God, which others will address.

Watch and pray!!  Cdl. Cupich of Chicago will have a great deal of influence in the appointment of Bp. Morlino's successor.  And yes, that's a warning.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Amazon v. Foxconn. Which Is Better?

Actually, I had this discussion with a couple of co-workers the other day.  Both "knew" that Walker had been snookered by Foxconn, compared to the way Amazon got the better of New York and Virginia.

Both of them didn't think past Step One.  Tim Sheehy actually does, just as I did for my pals.  It's a credit to Romell that he printed Sheehy's salient remarks.

...“When you do the math straight up, Wisconsin paid more per job,” said Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. But, he added, that’s partly because of “the multiplier and the supply chain that flow out of manufacturing versus out of Amazon.

Analysts use multipliers to project the additional jobs generated as the salaries and other money from a new business spread through the economy.

As a manufacturing operation, Foxconn has a higher jobs multiplier than Amazon, a services firm, Sheehy said.

He pointed to a 2017 study of Foxconn’s economic impact projecting that every 100 jobs at Foxconn will create another 170 jobs at other companies in Wisconsin. A study of the impact of the Amazon development in Virginia, meanwhile, projects that every 100 Amazon jobs will create another 88 to 99 jobs in that state....
To over-simplify:  Harley-Davidson employs a bunch of people.  But even with that bunch of people, Harley-Davidson does not make its own motorcycle seats.  Milsco makes those--and Milsco employs another bunch of people.  The brakes are made someplace else, too, as are the tires, speedometers, electornics, etc., etc., etc.  In contrast, Amazon is a secondary HQ.  Won't require supply-chain, but will (like Harley) require outside service firms:  accountants, caterers, etc. 

The J-S item quotes Amazon as stating that their jobs will pay 'an average of $150K/year.'  Well, maybe.  That's a helluva lotta money for purchasing slots, even in NYC and DC.  We'll see.

By the way, Z-Man has made another significant point about Amazon:  they are spending the 'social capital' of American brick-and-mortar retailers while putting them out of business.  What does that mean??

Joe's Hardware sponsored a kids' baseball team with a $500.00 check.  Maybe he also sponsored a bowling team for $300.00, and handed out various hardware items for door-prizes at a couple of local churches, worth, say, $250.00 all-told.

Which of those activities does Amazon do?  Which baseball team, in every town in America?  Which church door-prizes?  Hmmmm?

And Ticker has done the math; it's likely that Amazon is running at a loss, except for Gummint welfare and tax benefits--and, oh yes, shareholder generosity.  When will that game end?  Hmmmm?

Walker--and Trump--did just fine bringing Foxconn to Wisconsin.  But if you're so damned opposed to Foxconn, then forbid your children and grandchildren from working there.  Have them work for Amazon, instead.  Or Racine United School District!!

Trump Cuts a Deal: Mexico to Warehouse Invasion Force (Or Not?)

The Left's heads are exploding (see below.)  Trump cut a deal with Mexico:  that country will warehouse the invasion force until asylum is granted--if it is.

...According to outlines of the plan, known as Remain in Mexico, asylum applicants at the border will have to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed, potentially ending the system Trump decries as "catch and release" that has until now generally allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer U.S. soil....

Why did Mexico agree to this?

...Alarmed by Trump's deployment of U.S. military forces to California, Arizona and Texas, and his threats to close busy border crossings,...
"Closing the border" means exactly that.  NOTHING and NOBODY would come across the border, including Chevy trucks manufactured in Mexico, car batteries manufactured in Reynosa, outboard engines manufactured in......

You get the picture.  No exports, massive layoffs.....Mexican politicians hung from lamp-posts.

Uh-huh.  (D'ya ever wonder why George W Bush never thought of this?)

Exploding heads but no pink mist:

....The prospect of keeping thousands of Central American asylum seekers for months or years in drug cartel-dominated Mexican border states - some of the most violent in the country - has troubled human-rights activists and others who worry that such a plan could put migrants at risk and undermine their lawful right to apply for asylum...."We have not seen a specific proposal, but any policy that would leave individuals stranded in Mexico would inevitably put people in danger," said Lee Gelernt, an ACLU traitor attorney,,,
You will note that 'putting U.S. citizens at risk' is NOT a concern of the Anti-Christian Libertines Union attorney, (nor the Bishop of El Paso).  That's because they actually don't give a rotten damn about citizens of the US.

But Trump does, and he proves it every damn day.

UPDATE:  Maybe not.

Cop Shoots Wrong Guy Dead

The wrong guy got it.

Two police officers in Alabama are in hot water after admitting that the criminal suspect whom they shot and killed during a pursuit on Thursday might not have been the right guy.

According to RT, officers with the Hoover Police Department released a statement claiming that they had "engaged, shot and killed" the 21-year-old suspect in a mall shooting that left an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl wounded on the night of Thanksgiving.

As the officers responded to the incident, witnesses said they had seen Bradford fleeing from the scene with a handgun. Officers tracked down Bradford and engaged him in what turned out to be a fatal encounter. However, after 20 hours of investigation into the incident, police now believe that Bradford was "likely" not the gunman who fired the shots that struck the initial victims - though they still believe he was involved in the incident "in some aspect." Police now say there were likely two gunmen involved in the shooting....
Yah....but the wrong guy apparently was armed.  We have yet to learn whether he waved a gun around at the cops, or what.

The Boogey Man!! The Boogey Man!! Death!! Disease!!

Since the American public is less and less inclined to view "global warming" as a crisis (as opposed to, say, foreign invasions), the BS-machine pushing "warming" has dialed up to 11 and gone into high gear.

Now they're chirping and yipping about a NINE DEGREE INCREASE in global temps, which will smack "communities of color" hardest, and result in 9,000+ extra deaths/year in 25 years or so.


Cut off the Gummint grants and the wackos will find something else.  They're good at doom, which like sex, sells.

Hungary to Globaloney Crowd: Stuff It!

Gateway found a gem here.  The foreign minister of Hungary sets Amanpour straight on a lot of questions.  Amanpour, of course, is the mouthpiece for the Globaloney/Soros crowd (which includes the BushBoyzzz, Obozo, and the Pretentious Twerps of NeverTrump.)

Fun to watch.  The Hungarian exercises a lot of restraint, but never pulls a punch.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Think FGM Is Bad? Call Your Leggie!!

Emotionally, the FGM ruling of yesterday was horrible.

Constitutionally, it was marvelous.

“As laudable as the prohibition of a particular type of abuse of girls may be…federalism concerns deprive Congress of the power to enact this statute,” Friedman wrote in his 28-page opinion, noting: “Congress overstepped its bounds by legislating to prohibit FGM…FGM is a ‘local criminal activity’ which, in keeping with long-standing tradition and our federal system of government, is for the states to regulate, not Congress.--H.H. Bernie Friedman
Michigan has a very large band of Muslims living in the State.  I have no idea why Michigan's legislature has not acted on this monstrous activity.

NYT Finds 2 Obozo-Clone Army Generals

'Mommy-Issues' Obozo had 8 years to populate the officer corps of the military with like-minded twits, Marxists, and bean-sprout worshippers.

And the NYSlimes knows their phone numbers at the Pentagon.

...a trio...[of anti-Americans:  Warren, O'Rourke, Speier] are already grilling the Trump administration over its deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a letter to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis made public Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, asked more than 30 pointed questions about the planning behind the deployment, the cost of the operation, its timeline, and the rules of engagement for the operation — as well as whether the deployments will hurt military readiness overall....

...The Warren-led letter referenced a New York Times report that Pentagon officials privately view the deployment as a burden on morale and a waste of resources....
The US military has ONE job:  protect the country against invasions.  Apparently some members of the Officer Corps never got the memo.

My Letter to Abp. Listecki

Well, actually, it's not "my" letter.  As a result, I'll only post part of a news account about it.

In a letter to his flock following the dismal November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore, Bishop Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Missouri, expressed deep disappointment and frustration with the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), while calling out the "cowards" and decrying what he called "episcopal arrogance" and an "insular" hierarchy.

The bishops at their biennial gathering were expected to (1) show the world that they were taking the Church's sexual abuse scandal seriously and (2) take concrete steps to ensure that nothing like the alleged crimes of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick happen again. By all accounts, they failed....
Meantime, Abp. Listecki has not resigned his commission as an officer of the U. S. Army.  Apparently that "coward" thing is no bar to picking up an extra $$$ few thousand/year, eh?

Maybe H.E. Listecki should run down to Chicago and get some....ahh......courage!!......from Cdl. Cupich, who isn't afraid of expressing his semi-demi-heretical views at all.

Positivist Popinjay Roberts To Be Tested

The Chief Justice, Positivist Popinjay Roberts, is about to be tested.  Given the recent history of the Supreme Court, it's likely he'll fail the test.  Not certain; just likely.

The controversy over forcing boys and girls to share restrooms in public schools may finally get a hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court, if the body agrees to a request by the pro-religious liberty firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).

At issue is a complaint by four high school students in Boyertown, Pennsylvania who object to being forced to share restrooms and locker rooms with teens who “identify” as a member of the opposite sex. They argue that Boyertown Area School District is violating their privacy rights in the name of transgenderism.....
Like most other judges, Roberts believes that legal positivism should prevail over the laws of nature.  Sadly for Roberts and his corps of Obozo Judges, nature's law of self-defense will overcome Legal Popinjay fartings every day of the week which ends in 'y'.  Trump believes that, and so do we.

And in the above instance, well.....natural law dictates that parents protect their children.  This tranny-bathroom crap will not end well.

Kasich: "Die Like Dogs, Ohio Subjects!!"

Kasich, whose father probably regrets having this son, believes babies should die in the womb and that babies who escaped that death should die when assaulted by armed criminals.

He's "pro-life," ya see.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CJ Roberts Has Sad Feeeelz

Apparently the Chief Justice is having sadzzz and badfeeelzzz, so he sniped at Trump for calling a spade a spade.

In high dudgeon, the Chief Justice yapped about "justice for all", and peace on earth, the American Way, and goodwill to.........ahh, you get it.  Platitudes about how earnest the judges are.

This from a guy who simply re-writes BLACK LETTER LAW when he feels like it.

...As we all know, two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts changed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate into a tax and thus rescued President Obama’s signature legislation. What you may not know is that with this slight of hand—or flick of the wrist—he actually sent Obamacare flying from the constitutional frying pan into the constitutional fire.

That is, if you accept the Great Alchemist’s transmogrification of a penalty-enforced regulation into a mere tax on the condition of not owning health insurance—in other words, a “unicorn tax,” a creature of no known provenance that will never be seen again—if you accept that, you torque up the ACA’s constitutional tension vis-à-vis the Origination Clause....
Stuff it, CJ Roberts.  You're just another popinjay with a black robe doing incantations and casting hexes without too much regard for the Constitution, Congress, or national security.

You think that's not polite enough for Your Society?  Tough.  

It's "Stupid", not "Democrat" Spending

Wisconsin's new governor wants to spend $700 million/year on schools in the next budget.

Republicans who control the legislature won't go there.

A Democrat, Erpenbach, remarks:

"If Tony's putting more money in public education, that’s something we all value," Erpenbach said. "I would hope that whatever he proposes on K-12 funding would make it through the budget and not be dismissed out of hand just because he's a Democrat."
No, John.  They oppose it because there is no educational benefit to spending that much.  In other words, that sort of spending is "STUPID," not "Democrat." 

(I grant that most often, it's synonymous.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Yes, It's the Judiciary

Z-Man launches another rocket.

...That’s what we have happening in the Federal court system. The system is riddled with judges who belong to a bizarre political cult. They are members of a legal sub-cult that does not accept the rule of law. Instead, they think the law and the enforcement of the law should always be in support of their cult’s radical agenda. As such, they no longer abide by the law as written and refuse to obey the authority that issues the law. That is what we are seeing on a daily basis, as Federal judges revolt against the legal system.

This is not a new thing. The legendary ninth circuit out west has been a dumping ground for lunatics appointed to the federal bench by their coreligionists. Rulings come out of the ninth circuit, only to be struck down on appeal. The reason the ninth existed, was that everyone acknowledged the existence of this cult, but instead of exterminating it and its members, the idea was to keep them bottled up in specific circuits. It was like a quarantine around an infected zone. Rather than kill the afflicted, they would be isolated.

To continue the metaphor, the virus has jumped the quarantine and now the entire system is showing signs of infection. For two years the Trump administration has been plagued with federal judges who just make up rulings out of thin air. In many cases they are ruling on behalf of plaintiffs who have no standing in the court. In other cases, they are simply making up legal theories so bizarre they would get a first year law student dismissed from school on mental health grounds. The Federal bench is in revolt against the rule of law....
That's not all.  The Federal bench is also in revolt against Nature and Nature's God.  Naturally, this will cause a counter-punch, but the blindlings are incapable of thinking beyond the end of their ruby-red noses.

...We now live in an age in which the Federal court says the White House cannot decide who gets a press pass, but it is perfectly OK for the banks to collude to shut you out of the financial system, because they don’t like how you voted. The law says a business can fire an employee, because he does not accept the company values, but the same business must hire a mentally unstable man in a sundress and let him watch the female employees undress. This is a revolt against rationality and reason and it can end only one way....

Well, technically, it can end in a couple of ways, the other being death or resignation of the madmen.  But don't count on "resignation."  These people are, after all, mad, like mad dogs.

The Rent For Ms. Occasional-Cortex

About a week ago, Ms. Occasional-Cortex declared that "The Rent Is Too Damn High!!" after she surveyed various living options in D.C.

Well, now, I have a practical suggestion for her!!

Sell your $3,500.00 pantsuit outfit.  

Use the proceeds to purchase a Cliffs Notes version of the U S Constitution AND (bonus!! bonus!!) a couple months' rent, too!

NewsWeak Employs Moron

I thought Newsweek had gone out of business.

They should have; that would be better than a national demonstration of staff moronicity.

....Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed Saturday that almost every person she has heard of who owns an AR-15 rifle “has been a mass murderer.”

And “based on Twitter sample the rest of them are scarily paranoid,” Burleigh tweeted....
There's not much one can say about her grasp of facts, logic, and statistics that she hasn't already said there.

There's your MainStreamMedia, folks!!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Chipotle's Poisoning Problems

It's not only that Chipotle has food poisoning problems.

It's that their Upper Management has poisoned the restaurants altogether.

And then, they keep digging!

...What's worse, Chipotle admitted that they knew of the man's history of theft before firing her, but did so because they had "no choice" but to believe the word of the man who was convicted in January of theft and had previously pleaded guilty to another theft charge...

Good Ol' Jeb Bush!

Brenda Snipes has resigned as elections-fraud-mistress of Broward County.

Who put her there in the first place?

Jeb Bush.

Aren't you glad he will never be President??

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Crazy Shit" Conway

OK, so Mr. Kellyanne Conway has this to say about Trump:

...his newly formed group is aimed at calling out the “crazy shit” Trump says about the law....
The law has been "crazy shit" since.......ohhh........around Roe v. Wade (we could go further back if you like Mr. Kellyanne.)

Queers can get married?  Acosta has a property right to a press-pass?  "Birthright" citizenship?

You make the case for "crazy shit," Mr. Kellyanne, and you make it very well, indeed.  So you've earned the right to be called Crazy Shit Conway!!

Did Trump Defeat Walker? Nope.

Much as Big-Gummint Tommy Thompson would like to spin Walker's defeat as a 'Trump problem,' good ol' Big-Gummint Tommy has a few things to explain.

Like, for example, how every single incumbent (R) Congressman was re-elected and how a relatively-unknown (R) won Ryan's old district.  And how a hard-core conservative (R) Jacques took a Senate seat from a (D) in DePere. 

Yah, there's that.

Thompson may have had a solution.

..Thompson said his recipe for securing a third term included firing up his Republican base early and spending the last year of the term to win over independents and Democrats.

"It was something that no other candidate really tried to do," Thompson said. "That’s what needed to be done but nobody listened and followed my lead on that."...
 The Democrats don't agree.

...By 2018, he was tacking to the middle on health care and education, which made him look like "the incredible shrinking governor," said Democratic strategist Joe Zepecki. 

"The longer Scott Walker was governor, the smaller he got," he said. ,,,
In other words, Walker did what Thompson suggested--and he lost anyway.  Thompson, like a lot of other Old Bulls/Establishment types, can't abide the fact that Trump walked all over them, so to Tommy (and Charlie Sykes, and Bill Kristol, and John "Postal" Kasich, and Paul Ryan) it's all "Orange Man Bad."  Thompson is quoted a lot because Thompson does what the Press wants.  Surprised??

Here's a thought:  yes, Walker ran a bad campaign, and yes, the (D) turnout was spectacular.  But was Evers that much better a candidate than Walker?  Hell, no.  Evers, much like Tammy Baldwin, was a cipher.  Just like Tammy, he never did anything.  (He didn't yank licenses from pervert teachers, but his voters didn't worry about that.)

It was eight years of drumbeat MSM "Walker Bad" that had a lot to do with this, particularly in Dane County.  Walker alienated every single State worker with Act 10, but beyond that, Walker made serious mistakes in picking personnel for his cabinet, just like he did in Milwaukee County.  There were lots of rumors about 'evil deeds' circulating around the State, but few of the rumors were substantiated; most were political disagreements re-written (by the Press) to look like crimes.  And--by the way--nobody attributed any of those rumored 'evil deeds' directly to Walker.  Hmmmm. 

The Press screamed about 'Walker Bad' every single day for eight long years.  Was he corrupt?  No.  Was he ambitious?  Yes.  (Was Baldwin ambitious?  Why, yes!  Yes, indeed!!  Didja read about that?)

The Press was a major factor in the death of Walker.

This is what The Press is now doing to Donald Trump.  The Press--actually, the transcriptionist for the Democrat Party--is screaming "Orange Man Bad" at the top of its lungs.  They have criminalized Trump's style; they have criminalized his policies; they have criminalized his foreign policy.   Trump may be right on all of them, but that's ignored, just like the unemployment rate, or the enormous tax-revenue haul of last quarter. 

It worked on Walker. 

No-Go Zones in Mexico

We have relatives who travel to Mexico for vacations, so we're putting this up as a public service.

The US State Department has issued "travel warnings" based on high levels of UN-CONTROLLED drug- and human trafficking-cartel activities.l

Pay attention to it!!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Some Bishops Mice Didn't Speak Up

Voris reports that a few US Bishops are publicly resisting Pp. Francis' queer-coddling.

...A number of the less big-name bishops did speak out and assert Catholicism, which must have been shocking to some of their fellow prelates. Bishops Strickland of Tyler, Texas; Daly of Spokane, Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois; Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis; and McKnight of Jefferson City were the few who publicly insisted on fidelity to the Church’s teaching....

Missing from that list:  the Archbishop of Milwaukee and BOTH his auxiliaries. 

Imagine that!

Friday, November 16, 2018

(D) Wants to Confiscate Guns, Cites "Right To Live"

The guy is obviously from California.

He wants to confiscate all "assault weapons" and will NUKE resisters (no, I'm not making that up.)

And what does this banana-boat cite as his reason?

“the right to live is supreme over any other.”

You cannot make this stuff up.

Well, Swalwell, come and get it.

Ms. Occasional-Cortex Speaks

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So Let Acosta Back In!!

It's easy to find judges who make a mockery of common sense.  Hell, even Trump can find them and appoint them, as he did with this turkey.

Well, then, fine.

Let Acosta back in.

Nobody can make you CALL on him, can they?

"Smart Man"? Actually, a Collared Moron

The President of Notre Dame University is apparently a moron who holds a Ph.D. from Oxford.  He's clearly educated beyond his intelligence, as was the case with Rembert Weakland, OSB, disgraced former Archbishop of Milwaukee.

Oh, by the way, the ND Prexy vomited all over himself in the Rembertian Way:  making stupid, indefensible, and vaguely defensive remarks about sexual predators who prefer attacking children.

Fortunately, every Catholic with common sense has long ignored the twit-parade which heads "Catholic" colleges such as Marquette, USF, Fordham, and Notre Dame.  That won't change soon. 

It's the part about ignoring the Pope that's bothersome.

Party's Over for McCarthy

Terry Bradshaw finally said it out loud last night:  McCarthy's gone at the end of the season, even if the Packers go to the Super Bowl.  (Not to worry; they're not going.)

And if you watched the post-game McCarthy interview, it was obvious that ol' Mike knew it, too.  The offense?  Well, it's offensive.  Sporadic big-plays do not win football championships, even though they're fun to watch.  But all they are is candy.

Gutenkunst sent the signal a couple of weeks ago by canning a couple of players.  Can't win games?  You're outta here.

Oconomowoc HS "Meets Expectations" Ugh.

Maybe Rindo and his Board should stop dumping money into pretty buildings and "social justice" and concentrate on actual academics.

On the other hand, Rindo and the Board of Ed have nice holy-card pictures, and what's more important?  The kids, or monuments and holy cards? 

Is There a Limit To "Education" Absurdity?

We are informed that some cow-college in North Carolina will offer a Doctoral program in "social justice education."

Not "social justice," which would be merely silly.  Nope.

They went right to Absurdity.  And they expect to make money from it because all sorts of school districts will be re-imbursing the costs of this Absurdity. 

I can see the flicker of a grin on the face of Gov-Elect Evers.  One wonders how much he will plagiarize from this curriculum for State budget purposes.

Today's Chicago? Florida. Daly = Wasserman-Schultz

At some point in time, somebody is going to deal with the Democrat party's illegal election activities.  For their sake, let's hope it's the civil authorities, eh?

...a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state’s deadline.

The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.

But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline. Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a “cure affidavit,” that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.

One Palm Beach Democrat said in an interview the idea was to have voters fix and submit as many absentee ballots as possible with the altered forms in hopes of later including them in vote totals if a judge ruled such ballots were allowed.....Breitbart quoting Naples Daily News

This is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's doing; it's her plantation, and her people.  She won't be indicted, of course; it will be the peons who go to prison, not Debbie.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

"Gummint Tommy".....Again

Tommy Thompson, the man who gave Bud Selig us a new stadium (and a tax STILL being collected to pay for it) is a champion of Mo' Gummint.

Tommy likes Gummint.  Tommy likes Gummint taxes, Tommy likes Gummint buildings, Tommy likes Gummint spending, Tommy likes Gummint roads, Tommy likes adding Gummint employees, and Tommy likes Gummint bonding-for-even more-spending.

Tommy will 'cut deals' with anybody to get Mo' Gummint, which is why the Usual Suspects in the press (and the RoadBuilders) love Tommy.

Tommy didn't talk about Gummint Choo-Choos--which would be an embarrassment.

Big Talk From US Bishops

The US Bishops are sticking their collective noses into the business of running a country.  That's because their collective noses are not addressing a certain larger problem.

...“On November 9, 2018, President Trump issued a proclamation barring people arriving to the U.S./Mexico border from receiving U.S. asylum unless they request it at a U.S. port of entry, a direct contradiction of existing U.S. asylum law (see here),” reads the statement on the Bishops’ website, signed by Bishop Joe Vásquez, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, along with officials from Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and Catholic Relief Services.

The bishops express their “deep concern” over the proclamation, arguing that the migrant caravan is composed of children and adults “fleeing violence” in their home countries....
The Bishops know NOTHING about each invader's 'reason for fleeing.'  It could be that they are fleeing sexual violence from syndicates of homosexual predators, ya'know.

...“While our teaching acknowledges the right of each nation to regulate its borders, we find this action deeply concerning,”...

Do you REALLY want to talk about "deeply concerning," guys??  Really??

One other bit of advice, boys:  don't assume that you'll have a bottomless pit of money to spend, unless you're going to get it from Tom Steyer, George Soros, and Bloomie of New York.  Better check your chickens in this month's Catholic Charities remittances.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Touring Chicago? Go Armed.

Well, actually, carrying in Illinois is against the law.  So don't "go armed" with a gun.

Go armed with knowledge.

crime reports are at five-year highs in Lincoln Park, the Loop, and Near North neighborhoods which includes River North, Streeterville, the Magnificent Mile, and Gold Coast.
Overall reported crime in the Loop is up 47% over the past five years and 3% compared to last year. The Loop includes Chicago's central business district, Theater District, and Millenium Park, among other popular attractions.
 So shop wisely, on THIS side of the state line.

"Right-Wing, Conservative" Agenda? What's That?

Fr. Longenecker can't help himself.  He has to throw nasties, even if they're meaningless.

...Some of the pope’s critics not only dislike and misunderstand Pope Francis, but they also don’t want to like him or understand him. This is because they are driven by their own right wing, conservative agenda. They’ve cast him as the bad guy and everything he does will be seen through their paranoid spectacles....
First of all, who cares if someone "likes" or "dislikes" the Pope?  When did the Church become poll-driven, Father?

Second--and far more important--what is a "right wing, conservative agenda" in terms of the Catholic Church?  (We can ask the same question about a "left wing, liberal agenda," by the way.)  Those are meaningless terms vis-a-vis the Church.  In Catholic-land, one is orthodox or not.  So are you trying to say that orthodoxy is "right wing conservative", or what, exactly?

Those terms don't cross over, do they?  But like polling, they are meaningful for politicians.

Perhaps you should take off your "Politics Is Church" hat before you knock out another quickie column.  This ain't politics and it ain't beanbag.  The Church, and her members, are supposed to play for keeps.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Israel Gets Froggy With Christians. Again.

The State of Israel is not the cleanest little place on Earth.

...The Council of Jerusalem Churches has achieved a new victory against the Israeli government, with an “unprecedented number of US churches condemn[ing] Israeli attempts to confiscate church lands,” a Council statement – a copy of which was sent to MEMO – said on Friday.
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, who heads the Council of Jerusalem Churches has toured the USA and EU countries to lobby against an Israeli law – known as the “Properties Bill” – which was recently advanced in the Knesset to target church property.
Following the tour, a group of US churches sent a letter to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemning the Israeli move, the statement said. The US churches wrote in their letter: “The extent to which the Jerusalem Patriarchs and Heads of Churches consider this legislation to be an existential threat cannot be overstated”....
 This is not new; Israel has been yanking the chains of Catholic and Orthodox faithful for years.  It's no small irony that Israel talks up its alleged 'freedom' for all in its borders while bullying Christians regularly.

Vatican-Approved Fag Fake News!!

What a laugher we have here.

...the Vatican, building on its phony youth synod last month, is now beginning to quietly circulate an unofficial list of approved Catholic media.

That job has been given to gay cheerleader Fr. Thomas Rosica, who, recently appearing at a Boston event for the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, handed out a list of "approved" Catholic media.

Here it is, and to absolutely no one's surprise, his renegade heretical outfit Salt and Light was the second one on the list. But so too was Jesuit rag America magazine, the Vatican-condemned National Catholic Reporter and the United Kingdom's liberal The Tablet....
Yup.  Those are the 'Catholic' equivalents of CNN, MSNBC, Vice, and SeeBeeEsss.

Waiting for Dan Rather to emerge as "news" chief for any of them.  Since he's really, really, old, he'll have to hire a successor immediately.  Acosta?  Liasson?  Matt Lauer?

PBR Sues Miller-Coors

Pabst says Miller-Coors is plotting to put Pabst out of business.

Valentin Blatz could not be reached for comment.  But he would have plenty to say.

Juan Granados, Complete Jerk

This bozo is the one who called Tucker's daughter a whore.

Juan Manuel Granados was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has a background in Advertising in Argentina and in New York City, working first with the Vidal Partnership as Creative Director and then with Reynardus & Moya; both agencies specializing in Spanish language advertising and marketing in the United States. Juan handled and was responsible for many accounts, including Heineken, Cingular Wireless, Wendy’s, McDonalds and Time Warner Cable. For the past several years, Juan has been developing his own label of Argentine wines called "Dogo". Juan has also been involved in the LGBT civil rights movement in the US, including serving on the committee and co-hosting, for many years, the Empire State Pride Agenda’s premier summer event. He currently also serves on the board of Lighthouse here in Charlottesville.

Nice summary, eh?

That's the bio provided by The Women's Initiative--for which he holds a Board seat.

He prolly lives in New York or Northern Virginia someplace. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Rich Man's Party!!

Peter finds these wonderful little gems.

Here are the 10 richest congressional districts in the U.S. by median household income:

Congressional District 10, Virginia: $116,069 | Democrat
Congressional District 18, California: $112,702 | Democrat
Congressional District 17, California: $107,946 | Democrat
Congressional District 11, Virginia: $105,024 | Democrat
Congressional District 7, New Jersey: $104,987 | Democrat
Congressional District 3, New York: $104,805 | Democrat
Congressional District 11, New Jersey: $103,419 | Democrat
Congressional District 8, Virginia: $100,649 | Democrat
Congressional District 33, California: $99,902 | Democrat
Congressional District 8, Maryland: $97,663 | Democrat . . .

Among the top 10 richest congressional districts, Democrats now represent all 10. Out of the 50 richest districts, Democrats have 41 to Republicans’ nine.
Those Districts have an enormous amount of butter on their bread, and a helluva lotta bread on which to spread it.  They are--by and large--totally Government-dependent, either by occupation (in Government) OR by virtue of the Government's largesse through business dealings and contracts.

They are the REAL Establishment's Districts.  And yes, they eat a lot of cake.

Pp. Peronista Needs Time To Bury the Bodies

What's interesting is how ham-handed this move is.  Peronista-handed, actually....

...In the opening minutes of their meeting, the bishops heard a surprising report: Pope Francis had asked them not to vote on any of their proposals.

The pope does not want U.S. bishops to act to address bishops’ accountability on sexual abuse until he leads a worldwide meeting in February of church leaders, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, told the gathered bishops as the meeting opened Monday morning.

“At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting on the two action items,” DiNardo said....
It's time-consuming to shred or burn all the documentary evidence in the Vatican's archives and its diplomatic outpost cabinets and safes.

And it's tone-deaf, a mark of a dictatorial temperament.  Pp. Franny could have allowed the US Bishops to pass all the "reform" resolutions they want, and then just sat on them in Rome until after the February meeting of the Central Committee.

Instead, he telegraphs culpability.  And all these years we thought Jesuits were smart cookies.  Ha!

The "Suburban Women Hate Trump" Myth

Establishment Republicans are now lying about Trump by spreading the falsehood that Trump turns off "suburban women," thus they vote Democrat.

Would you like to know the truth about that?

...The economically libertarian Republican Party of yesteryear also did not do so well with women. As  the Pew Research Center has shown, the Democratic presidential candidate outpolled the Republican candidate among women in every election since 1980. No Republican presidential candidate has obtained a majority of the women’s vote since 1996. The gender gap is just part of the political terrain, a consequence of the divergence of men and women’s lives, accelerated by declining marriage rates and various anti-family policies that ongoing Republican weakness only exacerbates....
Yes, the important part above is italicized and underlined.

Thomas Aquinas teaches that it is important to distinguish (distinguo).  Here's why.

...Trump won 52 percent of white women in 2016. And while he underperformed Clinton with college educated white women (51 percent vs. 44 percent), he got 61 percent of the share with the more numerous cohort of non-college educated white women. In Florida’s midterm races of 2018, things went similarly, with Ron DeSantis getting 57 percent of non-college educated white women....
So what's the cause of this?  Why does Trump poll so well with men--no matter the race--and non-college-educated white women?

...he has softened the economic libertarianism and counseled the need to take care of the middle class, including through his embrace of tariffs and immigration restrictions. His appeals to the “economically moderate, socially conservative” group worked. In the process, some of the more socially liberal economic conservatives—men and women alike—have left. But they have been replaced by a much larger group of nationalist-oriented voters in the middle. 

Thus, the Republicans are now a party of the middle class and the middle of the country, and the Democrats are a party of the extremes, the rich and the poor, whose bases are chiefly on the East and West Coasts....
Indeed.  This results from the 'death of fusionism' to which we referred a while back.  There we had this to say:

...There is very little cohesion between social/religious conservatives and free-market economic types; in many ways, their philosophies are at loggerheads.  There is some limited overlap, of course, foremost being "property rights" about which there is almost no dissent.  That said, almost any other topic will produce friction, then smoke, then live fire. ...
Trump understood that, whether through the tutelage of Bannon or on his own....but he's winning with that formula, as are other Republicans who use it.  Paul Ryan understood that too, which is why he pulled the ripcord.

Don't believe that Establishment Pubbies, who are now in the wilderness with the NeverTrump idiots.  Don't believe the lying Press.  Believe the facts, and make distinctions!!

Remember PJ Buchanan's Victory in FLA?


Many moons ago, PJ Buchanan emerged victorious from a Florida electoral battle (despite the smears and lies spread around by the Bush family that PJ is "anti-Semitic.")

Here's the reason for that--which you NEVER read in the MSM.

...Both Palm Beach and Broward have a very high percentage of retired and partially-disabled residents.  Many of them cannot see well enough to drive and/or are incapable of safely driving due to other conditions.  In 2000 the Democrat Party, which controls the SOE* in those counties, printed up "palm cards" with the number to punch to vote for Al Gore and handed them out by the thousands to Seniors they drove to the polls in buses.  But they were so incompetent that they printed the wrong number on said card -- it was actually for Buchanan instead of Al Gore, and the result was that a county with the heaviest representation of Jewish people in the state cast a higher percentage of votes for someone who has repeatedly raged against Israel than any other county!  Despite the screams of "hanging chads" and such the truth is that the Democrats attempted to cheat and it blew up in their face, costing them the Presidency....
*SOE=Elections Secretary

They've always cheated and they always will--until somebody puts the Broward Bitch in Federal prison for 20-to-life.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fun Fact

Recently released by Babylon Bee:

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.”...

Although CDC has not applied a formal designator for this condition, others have referred to it as "Clintoncide."

US Bishops: Cowards and Liars

We already know what a coward H.E. Listecki (Army officer??  Feh!) is.  He can't bring himself to discipline a heretic and homosexualist priest of his own Archdiocese.  

Gutless wonder, he.

Well, he has a lot of company. 

In the linked video, Voris reports that the Bishops called the Baltimore cop-shop and lied about the poor little things being 'in danger' from a bunch of Catholics who will be praying about a block away from the Bishops.

Then they spent a crap-ton of Catholic money to hire extra security.  That in addition to their barricades and extra police protection.

There's a name for them:  girly-men.  And that holds in more ways than one, doesn't it?

How's the Fabulous Shopping in Baltimore, boys????

Walker for AG? No, Thanks

Last Refuge notes that Scott Walker is being pushed to replace Sessions.  Since Walker does not have a degree in law, I think this is highly unlikely. 

(On the other hand, notorious Communist Eric Holder has a degree in law, and he broke as many as possible.  So what's the difference?)

Anyhow, Last Refuge has a comment about Walker which is telling.

...Given the history of Scott Walker and his relationship to big GOPe he would be a Never Trump pick.  Predictably, in his off hours, Walker would fly down to the border wall with his staff and personally use pick-axes to tear it down.  Walker, might not be Brutus, but he would polish the spear, drive Brutus to the White House and keep watch while the deed is done.  His ability to look in both directions simultaneously does have benefits....
I would categorize that as "unfriendly."

Seventh Grade Forever!! "Singers" in Madistan

If you've observed publik-screwels teachers at any length, you have observed their general conformance to junior-high school behavioral tendencies.  No, not all of them; some have matured.

So we're not surprised to see this (courtesy Althouse)

Don Johnson made a brand new sign for Wednesday’s meeting of the Solidarity Sing Along. Inspired by Democrat Tony Evers’ victory over Gov. Scott Walker, the message was simple and to the point: “There is a God.”

“I can’t sing worth a damn, so I make signs,” says Johnson, a retired teacher and regular participant in the noontime political demonstration group that has been protesting Walker’s policies via song since March 2011. “I come down here every day — it’s like home.”

Wednesday’s meeting was the group’s 1,999th, and the mood in the Capitol Rotunda was joyful. Nearly 100 singers accompanied by drums — and those infamous vuvuzelas — belted out old favorites like “We Shall Overcome” and debuted some new songs written specially to celebrate Tuesday’s historic shift in Wisconsin politics....
They intend to be a carbuncle for a long, long, time.  This is what Public Sector Unions teach their members.

That's something to brag about, eh?

What "Tariff Slump"?

The Chamber of Commerce will keep screeching, hysterically, about The End Of The World For Steel And Aluminum manufacturing, for example.

Well, if it's The End Of The World, those manufacturers are going out with a bang.

...As has been the case with so much other data, the durable goods super-sector of manufacturing – the portion of industry containing the biggest metals-using industries – outperformed the rest of manufacturing and the entire economy in the number of employment opportunities it claimed were available....

So the plan must be to hire everyone in sight, then go BK to make the Chamber of Commerce's predictions come true.

Or something.

Bishops to Create New "Code of Conduct" Really??

The US Bishops are gathering in Baltimore (let's hope they can get out alive) and will assemble a "Code of Conduct" in response to the continually-growing homosexual sex-abuse scandal.

Gee.  There's a pretty good Code of Conduct already written.

2 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. [R] [+]
3 Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. [R] [+]
4 Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. [R] [+]
5 Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: [R] [+]
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments. [R] [+]
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain. [R] [+]
8 Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day. [R] [+]
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works. [R] [+]
10 But on the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work on it, thou nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy beast, nor the stranger that is within thy gates. [R] [+]
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it. [R] [+]
12 Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayest be longlived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee. [R] [+]
13 Thou shalt not kill. [R] [+]
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. [R] [+]
15 Thou shalt not steal. [R] [+]
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. [R] [+]
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house: neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. 

Need more?  OK, here's another:  Keep your stinking hands off the boys, men, girls, and women.

Is that clear?

There, Excellencies.  You can copy/paste, just like I did, except for that last one.  This will save you a lot of time (which should be spent on your knees) and money (which is ours, anyway.)

Veterans' Armistice Day

Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour.  The Armistice.

Wilfred Owen died three hours before 11 on that day.  He left this:

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.