Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Democrats' New Leaders

Ms. Kelly of Chicago defines the Democrat leadership.

One is an ungrateful refugee from a war-torn African nation who consistently demeans the country that saved her and her family. Another is a foul-mouthed historical illiterate who called the president a “motherf—er” and vowed to impeach him the very night she was sworn in as a new congresswoman. Yet another is a camera-hungry drama queen who injects gender, race, and nationality into every political debate because she can’t win on the merits of her argument. And one represents a congressional seat once held by John F. Kennedy and, on the night of her primary victory, called the president a “racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt man.”...

...As the squad tells it, white men are villains and captors, and white supremacists lurk in every corner of America. The plight of illegal immigrants is more important than the plight of working-class citizens in the Midwest. And the United States is a menace to the world. Earlier this week, Omar mocked the notion of “America the Great” and confessed she is “ashamed of . . . continuing to live in [America’s] hypocrisy.”...
Move aside, Chuckles and Nancy (and Joe, and Lizzie, and Cory, and Beetle, and Buttplug.....)

Sure, they're just bratty broads carrying the Communist Manifesto in their bags--and most American citizens are revolted or perhaps amused.

But they're all yours, Democrats!!  Congrats.  And for those twits:  GFY.

Summing It Up

Stolen from PowerLine

"Noose" Story in Brookfield. Really?

Anything's possible.  Therefore, it's possible that some yahoo tossed a noose into a tree in Brookfield near the home of a black family. 

This is a family which demands a lot of attention, too.  In the first story on the matter, the father and son each stated that questions should be addressed to the family lawyer.

Really?  A lawyer?  Was some member of the Press asking tough questions?  (I know....but we can dream, no?)

So after a couple of days being out of the news-cycle, the family calls a presser and states that the Brookfield cop-shop is dismissing their "RRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAYcisssss!!"  claim.  After all, Brookfield is about 95% white or Asian.  So it MUST be racist.

Umnnnhh....no.  Actually, the Brookfield cop shop has what normal people call "priorities."  Robberies, armed robberies, stolen cars, burglaries, shoplifting, DUI's, check/bank frauds, vandalism.  The usual. 

Bottom line:  this family thinks it was "dissed" and is not getting front-page top-of-the-fold coverage of their anguish like Jussie Smollett did.

Gee.  Why did THAT name come to mind?

Friday, July 19, 2019

Whence Trump's "Flight 93" Election?

Look around the intertubes and you'll find a great deal of discussion about the recent 'conservative conference' held in D.C.  ZMan has a couple of reports, as does Federalist,  and The Stream chimes in, too.  Zman's reporting differs from that of the others, by the way.  He's a bit more 'E Michael Jones' on the event regarding the Jewish influence.  But all three of the reporters directly or indirectly brought up 'the Oligarchies', and not favorably.  (See update below!!)

Both Federalist and The Stream concentrated on the 'social conservative' aspects of the event.  Both decried the Libertarian-influenced lassitude of the Republicans on matters which are consequential:  family and morals, which lassitude has dominated Republican party policy and poohbahs since GHWBush.  What's been the focus instead?  Money.  Making more, no matter how.

Federalist wrote up a lecture by J D Vance which they loved; they also sent kudos to Tucker Carlson.  The criticism of the GOP was acerbic.

...The GOP is hardly libertarian in foreign policy, as it has been hawkish about idiotic wars for the last two decades. It is hardly conservative in domestic politics, where it has accepted the sexual revolution, porn, and drug use as inevitable.

The GOP has, in fact, perpetuated a mix of the worst of two worlds, when average American (and Western) citizens would prefer exactly the opposite: a bit more state authority in the technology sector and in drug enforcement, a bit more cultural chauvinism and pride in Western culture, a bit more balance in upholding societal norms, and a bit less interventionism abroad. With the Western left disintegrating, this is a perfect time for the GOP to take up those platforms, but that requires policy formulations, not polemics.

Ultimately, this appears to be a return to a more old-fashioned conservatism, one aimed at harnessing authority to maximize social good. The broad coalition between libertarians and conservatives might still exist on foreign policy, which is returning to its noninterventionist roots, but in domestic politics, the rift seems inevitable....
If the red-highlighted text looks familiar, it should:  that's basically Trump's platform.  His election was not some sort of freakish Black Swan event at all, friends; in the primaries, it was a rejection of standard Republican/Libertarian/Corporatism/Adventurism.  And in the general, it was a rejection of  standard Democrat/Libertine/Welfare-ism/MonsterGov/Amorality.

It was the "Flight 93" election:  with no other option, crash into the pilot's cabin and attack.

Exactly what the voters did.

UPDATE:  Crisis' Austin Ruse also wrote it up.  But I don't have time right now.....except for this:

T...his new coalition does not want the federal government that small or to leave us alone. It wants government involved in fixing specific societal pathologies, including all those Mary mentioned and many more. J.D. Vance of Hillbilly Elegy fame was explicit in this, as was Tucker Carlson, and many others....
...which should whet your appetite to read the whole thing.)


Is Ilhan "Omar" REALLY an "Omar"?

Maybe this little harpy is 'more American' than some others.  (I doubt it, but...)

But the real question is this:  is she more "Omar" than other Omars?

Tucker Carlson:

..."David Steinberg spent a decade as PJ Media's New York editor. He has been closely investigating Ilhan Omar's background for years since she entered public life," Carlson began. "He's cultivated sources within the Minnesota Somali community. He knows as much about Omar's background as any reporter could know....

...Carlson continued: "And then he makes this stunning allegation, sourced to members of the Minneapolis Somali community: 'In 1995 Ilhan entered the United States as a fraudulent member of the Omar family. That is not her family. The Omar family is a second unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family. Ilhan's genetic family split up at this time. Ilhan's three other siblings, using their real names, managed to get asylum in the United Kingdom.'"...
She's stonewalling the MSM on the question.  Who wouldn't?

Larger question:  when will INS start running DNA tests on every immigrant?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ilhan Omar Lies: Muslim or Politician?

It's a commonplace that politicians lie, and we also know that the Koran 'authorizes' lying by Muslims.

So when Ilhan Omar lies about her marriage to her brother for immigration fraud purposes, then files false Fed and State tax returns claiming to be married to someone else at the same time.......

Is it Muslim?  or is it Politician??  Only Allah knows for sure.

Send her back.

Larison Loves Him Some Muslim Communist

The Striped-Pants Wannabee wackdoodle (he has a Ph.D., you know) loves him some Muslima-Communist.

He starts by quoting a Dreher lie.

...And now, on the right, we have the man with the biggest megaphone in the country leading a mob in chanting for the expulsion of a political opponent...--Dreher, inventing 'leading a ...chant...'
And he's off!!  (UPDATE:  Trump says he 'disagrees' with that chant.)  

Here's Larison's next orgasm of lying:

...Trump’s lies about and attacks on Rep. Omar over the last several days are of a piece with his hostility to Muslims and his contempt for refugees and immigrants. He has made a point of targeting her on account of her race and religion.....
Like anyone else who can see TeeVee and read Twitter, it is clear that "race" was never, ever, a part of Trump's game here.  And of course, Trump--like any Christian or Jew--is sensibly concerned with SOME Muslims.  The ones who take the Koran seriously, the ones who attack the USA or its allies, the ones who are killing and raping Catholics all over Africa, the ones who threaten our overseas allies.........and there are more.

And since Omar has NEVER condemned AlQuaeda, nor the 9/11 attacks--and has a website chock-ful of class warfare, a Marxist/Communist flag if there ever was one, and further, since Trump is contemptuous of ILLEGAL immigrants and FRAUDULENT refugees......

Some people are educated way beyond their intelligence.  Larison, Ph.D., joins +Rembert Weakland in that group.

Oh, well.  Maybe Larison could go to Somalia, solve the problems, there, and THEN come back here and show us how it's done.  Anyone want to contribute to airline tix?

Mainstream Democrat Opines on Trump Supporters

This "Joe Lockhart" creature is a mainstream Democrat mouth.  He's not one of the Communists or Jihadi-ettes in Congress; he's a Pelosi-Schumer-Clinton 'crat.

Consider that as you read what he has to say about Trump supporters.

...Lockhart not only attacked Trump and his administration, he also viciously attacked Trump supporters attending Wednesday night’s reelection campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, calling then an “angry crowd of resentful, uneducated people screaming for blood from the people of color who are stealing everything from them.”...
OK, that deserves a considered response, and here it is:

GFY, Joe.

The Sorry State of Catcechisis in Milwaukee

We have here a blogpost from a woman who claims to be Catholic.  First graf:

Sleep still in my eyes, hair a la Anna on Elsa’s coronation day, groggily to my husband I stammered, “If an estimated 30 to 60 percent of Catholic priests are gay, what would happen if they all came out together? I mean, the Catholic Church would either have to deal or crumble. They already don’t have enough priests - look how they’re combining churches all over the place. Don’t the priests see the power they have together? And is it not their duty to themselves, to us all, Catholics or not, to live truthfully and to love like Jesus? What if, 50 years after the Stonewall Riots, Catholic priests of all sexualities finally had enough support to stand together, hand-in-hand, unwilling to be oppressed any longer?”...
 "....of ALL sexualities?"  How many are there?   

And who the hell wakes up with that question on their alleged 'mind'?  

One more thing:  do you "oppress" your priest if he's a homosexual?

You're thinking what I thought:  "Oh, really?  Catholic??"

Caption under a picture:

Father Greg Greiten Performs Catholic Mass of Inclusion

Yah.  That line confirms it.  If this woman is Catholic, she's either the most mal-formed "Catholic" within 200 miles, or............wait for it..........she's lying.

No Catholic priest "performs Mass."  And there is no Catholic "Mass of Inclusion."

Catholics who know the landscape in Milwaukee also know all about Good Shepherd parish.  The founding pastor was--arguably--the first major material heretic-pastor in the Archdiocese.  I know that because the guy was a shirt-tail relative of mine.  But his family had money, so +Cousins, Weakland's predecessor, ..........ahhh..........overlooked..........the problem priest.  The church building was designed to be Lutheran:  there is no Real Presence in the nave AT ALL.

There are no coincidences.  And--once again--we note that there is no public statement from our Archbishop, "Kitten" Listecki.

God help us.

"Leadership" From Abp. Listecki

For the second time in very recent memory, the Dominican nuns of Racine, WI., will be hosting a homosexual event.  They call it a "retreat."  OK, sure, whatever......

The last one featured a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese who is infamous for material heresy.  Abp. Listecki was warned about him (and all the other homosex problems) but still cannot find the courage to tell the nuns to go back to where they came from.  This one features a retired priest (D.C.) who works part-time as an (illegal-immigration) lawyer for Catholic Charities.  (Think about THAT, friends.)

...Church Militant reached out to the archdiocese of Milwaukee for comment about their approval of the retreat scheduled within their jurisdiction. Amy Grau, the communication director for the archdiocese, said: "The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is not connected to this event. In addition, there has been concern that the Racine Dominicans allowed their retreat center to be used by a group [New Ways Ministry] censured by the Church."...

Oh, wow!!  "Concern"!!!!  

Is that like when Mommy asks if you've brushed your teeth before bed?

Shouldn't it be more like "You're going straight to Hell if you keep this up, and you're taking  MY ARCHDIOCESE with you!!  Now get thee away from here, Satan!"

This Archbishop is a commissioned officer in the US Army.  The US Army should take a hard look at its standards for leaders.

Ripping the Church's Fabric

Mgr. Bux is not some wackdoodle standing on the corner screeching that "the end is near."  He's a heavyweight theologian with CDF experience.

So when he talks, listen.

...“Jesus Christ came to bring God to earth, so that man might find the way to heaven: that is why he founded the Church,” the Italian Monsignor said. “Instead, today’s clerics take care of the earth as if it were man’s permanent and lasting home. What is the symptom? They do not speak of the soul and therefore of its salvation.”

Msgr. Bux further noted that ideas once “denounced” by Joseph Ratzinger (as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) are now “coming to maturity” with the Amazon Synod.
“The Church is no longer considered the Mystical Body of Christ and the People of God oriented toward salvation, but a sociological phenomenon; thus it must deal with economics, ecology and politics, where at most it could intervene only for a moral judgment,” Msgr. Bux said.

He added that, under the influence of modernism, proponents of these ideas claim that “times have changed” and with them, “a new dogma” is needed. Yet he pointed out “this doesn’t answer the questions: who decided that times have changed? And is change always good?”...
That was the general case.  More specifically, it's the Jungle Synod...


....Speaking to the working document’s use of “inculturation,” Msgr. Bux said “it is presented in an inverted way: the intention is to return the Church in the Amazon to animism and spiritualism, making it withdraw from the Word that was announced to it through evangelization. ‘A natural religion with a Christian mask,’ as Cardinal Brandmüller said in his recent statement.”

Asked about the working document’s praise for the “cosmovision” of indigenous peoples, Msgr. Bux said it represents a “blurring of reason” and a return to “natural religion” and “spiritualism.”...
What we are seeing, before our very eyes, is the creation of a schism, largely engineered by the Rhine, with the opening salvo fired at the Second Vatican Council.  The Tiber has now become polluted with that flow.

The Church will survive, of course, but Ratzinger's "smaller, purer" may be the description that applies. 

Doh Nooooz = Doh Stupids

Headline found on WTMJ/Channel 4 site this morning:

15 people arrested and large amounts of heroine and cocaine seized in multi-agency raid

Oh.  How many heroines are "large amounts"?  And which agencies "sieze" heroines?

Yah, I know that The Nooz cannot afford to hire adults any more.  But don't they have ONE editor left who knows the English language? 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ryan Takes a Drubbing

There are plenty of people who don't think highly of Paul Ryan.  Read the combox here.


Contrary to Belling--and Weber--Trump's Ploy Worked

The Never-Trumper Jay Weber squealed like a stuck pig.  Belling went 'sophisticated' and declared that although Trump's comments were not racist, they actually WERE racist.  (I guess that proves that the self-described Analytical Mind never heard of the principle of non-contradiction, eh?)

Anyhow.

...Trump has flaunted his scorn for the media-defined norms of the American political conversation. Under those informal rules, Republicans can be labeled racists with impunity, and America can be trashed as irredeemably racist, evil, and shameful. But any criticism of "people of color" for expressing such views is racist, as Nancy Pelosi discovered so recently....

...He also knows that people who already believe him to be a vulgar, racist, unacceptable "occupant of the White House" (as Ilhan Omar called him yesterday, unwilling to concede that he is a lawfully elected president) will criticize anything he says. So there is no loss to him in provoking more criticism from that camp.

The key group that he must worry about are the undecided voters who swing elections and the vaunted suburban women, who shun harshness and who live in neighborhoods where Trump may be less than popular. Plus all those conservatives who have gritted their teeth and supported him, even though his style is alien to their own....

So what happened next?  The targets showed up on national TeeVee, doing exactly what The President expected them to do.  They would NOT condemn AlQuaeda, declared everyone who favors borders to be "racist," and generally managed to alienate 'the persuadables.'  In addition:

Trump has forced [the House Democrats] back together and made The Squad the public face of the Democrats.
So.  The remarks were NOT "racist."  Yes, they were designed to force a reaction--and they got it.  Now Pelosi is embracing four Communists, one of which will NOT condemn Muslim terrorism, the others of which want "open borders."  See Surber's clear vision on Trump's chess-game here.

And Weber and Belling?  Left in the dust, squealing and Analyzing.

UPDATE:  Now The Analyzer claims that there will be "NO political impact" from this episode.  Gee, that's a tough call, Mark.  Unless there is an earthquake, no Democrat will defeat Trump next year.  So he keeps his skirts clean and makes a bet that he almost cannot lose.  Watch him play this back next November and claim to be a genius.


Where "Coexist" Is Not

Saw one of those stupid "Coexist" bumper stickers again today.

Here's a list of countries in which "coexistence" is not present.

Somalia
Yemen
Tunisia
Libya
Turkey
Mali
Algeria
Nigeria
Chad
Niger
Cameroon

That's where the Muslims are killing non-Muslims wholesale.

Watch your back, friends.

Is Tucker Channeling E Michael Jones?

You should be familiar with Tucker Carlson.  In January, he unloaded on the economic structure in this country which is ripping families apart.

A couple of days ago, he gave a speech at a gathering of conservatives and re-stated the theme from his January tirade.

Then he added this:

...Carlson continued to explain that when the left praises topics like abortion due to their economic benefits, what they really mean is that “unencumbered by concerns of family and children, women can become obedient servants to global capitalism.”...

That comes straight from the E Michael Jones playbook; just ask Mike about "The Oligarchs" sometime, or read his book "Libido Dominandi" wherein he explains exactly how the Oligarchs get control over a large chunk of the West.

Jones is strong medicine; one may not like all his opinions.  But he's identified the bad guys pretty well, and whether by co-incidence or not, Tucker found the same people under the same rock.

Huh.

The Attack of the Striped-Pants Set

The Striped-Pants bunch is the largest single redoubt of the "America Last" crowd.  They have lots of domestic camp-followers (such as Larison), and since they influence US spending, there are plenty of 'friends' they can call on overseas. 

Like, for example, in Guatemala.

A high-ranking Guatemalan government official told Breitbart News that the U.S. Department of State in that country is working with leftist organizations to allow President Donald Trump’s proposed “safe country” asylum agreement to die....

Gee.  We're shocked. 

...The Guatemalan official said that State Department officials in his country have been working with NGOs and hardcore leftists funded by George Soros to undermine efforts by the Trump administration to deal with the crisis along the U.S. southern border.

“We have been working well with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. intel community,” the official explained. “But the State Department is another issue altogether.”

The official continued, “Leftists in our country do not work in a vacuum. They work closely with Democrats in the U.S. and the liberal media to attack President Trump and make President Morales look bad.”...
Never identify a problem without offering a solution!!

So here's a solution:  1)  Replace all embassy personnel, worldwide, with Marine Corps enlisted men.  Toss in a few random Seals and Army Rangers for variety.

2)  Post a Gadsden Flag (see right-hand column here) at every embassy door, right under the US flag.

3)  Announce that going forward, the U.S. will consider its own interests first, second, and third.  Other countries may take whatever's left over.

4)  Let the Striped-Pants folks retire anyplace but the USA.  Eritrea, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Somalia come to mind.  That way they can live in the s*&^holes they seem to prefer--and as a bonus, they might be living next-door to AOC or Ilhan Omar or George Clooney.

Finally, never recruit new State personnel from ANY Ivy League college again.  Never, ever.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Seth Rich, Another 'Arkancide'?

Remember Seth Rich?  It appears that he's related to Vince Foster, in the most gruesome way.

A rather stunning report from Gateway Pundit outlines information contained within a lawsuit filing.  The lawsuit, filed by Businessman Ed Butowsky, alleges Wikileaks founder Julian Assange confirmed to Fox News analyst Ellen Ratner that the DNC leaked emails were received from Seth Rich and his brother Aaron.

The details contained within the lawsuit filing (full pdf below) are stunning.

If this information is true and accurate, the DOJ claim of a Russian hack –based on assertions by DNC contractor, Crowdstrike– would be entirely false.  Additionally the DC murder of Seth Rich would hold a far more alarming motive....
Next thing you know, Epstein will turn out to be a majority owner of a pizza joint in D.C.

Communism Runs in Omar's Family

When Lindsey Graham called Ilhan Omar a Communist, he wasn't kidding.

...Representative Omar’s father, was a party propagandist under the dictator and was responsible for ‘ideological’ aspects of the Red-Green revolution. This included providing the ideological/political justification for the massacres of the late eighties....
(Like that "red" effect?  I thought so.)

Anyhow, her Commie Daddy is also an illegal; he lied about this Communist history to get into the country.

Another one who should go back to where he came from!

Pius XII and Altar Girls

Pius XII's writings on the liturgy are something of a mixed blessing.  He was clear as crystal on certain principles which were in the 1958 Instruction written under his authority.

But on one matter, he has caused difficulty, according to Dom Alcuin Reed.  In an address to the Church Music Association of America (CMAA), Reed teaches about who has what authority vis-a-vis the liturgy.

...The ministry of the Pope, therefore, is one of obedience to the Word of God. In respect of the Sacred Liturgy, this ministry is exercised, as the Catechism teaches, in the obedience of faith and with religious respect for the mystery of the liturgy. “The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law.” Mutatis mutandis, neither is any bishop, priest, deacon, MC, Musical Director, liturgy committee or any other group or individual, no matter what their position or expertise.
This brings us face to face with the second element of what is taught in paragraph 1125 of the Catechism: “the obedience of faith” and “religious respect for the mystery of the liturgy” that must be shown by all, from the Pope down.

Earlier I asserted that there was a disturbing issue in respect of Pope Pius XII’s exegesis of the premise lex orandi, lex credendi in Mediator Dei whereby he asserts that it is the rule of belief which determines the rule of prayer, and not the other way around. When this was published in 1947 the dangers inherent in this reversal may not have been all that apparent. Sadly, they have become all to clear in the ensuing decades.

For if the Sacred Liturgy (its rites, prayers, chants, and associated arts, etc.) are a “a constitutive element of the holy and living Tradition,” this organism, as handed on in tradition, is itself an essential source for experiencing the Faith and for knowing and reflecting upon what we believe: the Sacred Liturgy is itself theologia prima.5 However, if what we believe determines the rule of prayer, the liturgy can (or ought to) be refashioned according to changes in theology so as to reflect the latter. It is no longer a primary source of theology, but its mirror....
You see the problem?  It's ......ahhh.........interesting enough with mal-formed diocesan priests (or shudder, Jesuits) who put their theological twisties into the liturgy.  But it's even more interesting when the occupant of the Chair of Peter seems to favor a new "green" theology.  Or a "liberation" theology.    How will THAT be expressed in the Mass?

That aside, Pius XII's reversal was easy to see in the results even before "green" theo.  Benedict XVI is quoted here to explain how the silliness came about:

...A neo-scholastic sacramental theology which is disconnected from the living form of the Liturgy. On that basis, people might reduce the “substance” to the matter and form of the sacrament, and say: Bread and wine are the matter of the sacrament, the words of institution are its form. Only these two things are really necessary, everything else is changeable.6...
In other words, reductionism.  Remember hearing about "useless accretions and repetitions"?

And Reed goes on to the logical conclusion:

... if one can reduce the Sacraments to valid matter and the correct form in one’s mind, one may ignore, disdain or even abuse the rites that surround them. The liturgical rites become incidentals and are therefore unimportant in themselves. They contain no authority in their own right and certainly demand no serious respect. They may be reduced, refashioned, replaced or dispensed according to the prevailing theological and ideological trends of a given time, whether that be by popes or their commissars, by episcopal conferences, local bishops, priests or lay liturgical potentates....
Thus we saw altar girls, hootenannies, rock bands, clowns, "Mass on the floor," (yes....here in Milwaukee), and dance.  Even in those parishes which observe some propriety, the Propers are completely absent--not only dumped in favor of "hymns," but not even mentioned in the weekly pamphlet.  In the USA, the Offertory Proper has NEVER been published in the authorized NO missals.  Yet the Propers are an integral part of every Mass!

Reed sums it up; note the reference to radical inculturation which has to do with Amazonian folderol:

....[I]t [is] a fact that subjectivity, not objectivity, has been the lot of the Sacred Liturgy for far too long, from the pre-conciliar disdain of sung or solemn Mass as being ‘too much unnecessary fuss’ (the expression “It’s the Low mass that matters!” comes right out of this stable…), to the liturgy being regarded as something which I may translate, celebrate and adapt according to our—or even my own—preferences, to the unforeseeable horizons of the proposed “organic progression of the liturgy” which embraces radical inculturation and more.8 Even more conservative or so-called “traditional” circles, not infrequently go beyond the bounds of what is given to us by the Church and select, adapt or ignore rites according to subjective will....
Much like a fence or a wall, the rituals, vestments, motions, and Chants (Latin or vulgar) protect what is within:  the offering of ourselves, the re-presentation of the Sacrifice, and the Communion.  Once the fence is knocked down, the liturgy is re-shaped (mis-shaped) according to NewThink V.1 (or V.2, V.3.....), things go wrong.

Reed proposes a solution, of course.  But you'll have to read the linked essay to find it. 

Pray harder.

A Real Man Runs for LtGov in NC

You can read the bio here.  You certainly remember his speech.

Mark Robinson.  Remember that name because you'll hear it again and again.

Far more a man than, say, John Kasich or Mitt Romney.

Trump Is Right, Part 2

Stolen from Ace & Co. 

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Trump Is Right

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Leave.

Trump is right.

Predictable girly-girl responses from Graham, what's-his-name from Ohio, and we're waiting for it from Romney and Ryan.  The Cuck Parade, ya'know.

Cry me a river, leave the country.  Want Communism?  Red China wants you.  Want socialism?  Red China wants you.  Want Mohammedanism?  Try Saudi Arabia, Iran, or any one of several shitholes in  Africa.

And take Bernie with you.  


"Segregation Causes Crime"--Another Take

A few days ago, we posted a very, very, short take on an essay appearing in the local truth-bender, which essay proposed that 'segregation causes crime' or something.

George Mitchell writes a longer and far-more-nicer critique, and he will be called "RAAAAAAAAAciss" in due course.

...With segregation entrenched in much of Milwaukee’s north and northwest sides, this conclusion means the outlook is slim for improvement. As Luthern reports, “In Milwaukee, at least three in four black residents would need to relocate in order to live in fully integrated neighborhoods, wrote William H. Frey, author of a Brookings Institution study released late last year.”

An unstated but significant implication is that prospects for many Milwaukee Blacks are subject largely to factors beyond their control. That is, with little chance for meaningful reduction in segregation, higher levels of violence are a given.

The alternative view — that Blacks have a primary role in shaping their lives — is fraught with potential for controversy. Any suggestion to that effect by a white person is guaranteed to spur charges of racial bias. This effectively silences voices — Black and white. It results in a narrow, constricted public discussion about how to address seemingly intractable problems. 

The upshot is a disproportionate emphasis on actions that assume government has the primary role. The main losers in that dialogue are citizens who have accepted the view that their future primarily is tied to actions of elected officials in Madison and Washington....
Of course, Mitchell is not a racist.  He's a mostly-reformed ex-Democrat.  (The tell?  working for Dave Carley, a Kennedy 'crat of the first water).  Unfortunately for him, Mitchell is a realist.

...In preparing for that assignment, I reviewed data for census tracts in Milwaukee’s (segregated) near north side. I assumed the numbers were wrong when I read that more than seventy percent of children were born to and lived in single parent households. When told those in fact were correct numbers, my reaction was immediate: “That can’t work. No way.”

The research, of course, is voluminous and not in dispute as to the divergent prospects for children raised in one- and two-parent families.  While segregation admittedly is a factor over which Milwaukee Blacks have little or no control, that’s decidedly not the case when it comes to birthrates and family formation.  ...

That 70% number was true about 20-30 years ago, according to Mitchell.  I don't think that has changed by any significant amount, either.

Whether accidental or not, the KittyLitter article could easily be read as support for forced busing (Kamala Harris, anyone??) just as was ordered by John Reynolds, another--but more Lefty--'60's Democrat poobah. 

Maybe that 'forced busing' thing is coming back, eh?

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sen. Cornyn: Symbol of the Stupid Party

Sen. John Cornyn, a leftover from who-knows-when, had an opinion about Trump's threat to Mexico.

"‘We’re holding a gun to our own heads,’ said Sen. John Cornyn in June.--Cole Carrick quoted at Surber
Yah, right.

Seizures of illegal crossers are down 28% since June.

The 'gun to our own head' line is interesting, though.  Given this man's apparent IQ, one wonders if he tried that himself.

Looking For the Downside Here......

For some reason this is news.

...actress and musician Miley Cyrus (shown above with Hillary Clinton) has declared she won’t have children until global warming is taken care of, according to an interview she did with Elle magazine published on Thursday....

The first question is "So what?"

The second:  "Is there a downside here?"

Feds Take Back $7MM From Wisconsin

This is not "New" news, but it's another Diamond Jim Doyle story.

Seems that Doyle and his trusty (?) helper Karen Timberlake hired a crooked "consultant" to fiddle-fart Wisconsin's food-stamp success.

Ooops.

Feds found out, nailed Wisconsin for $7 million in fines.

The consultant just got slammed for $750K+.  Little old lady from South Dakota, of all places.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

"Equality" Out. "Equity" In.

See, they couldn't make "equality" work.  Too many slugs and cretins, and now "trans"-whatevers demolishing "equal" sports, making them look very, very bad.

So the new word is "equity.

But it's only a word.

They're still coming after all your guns, money, property, borders, and women.  They're just calling it a sexy new name.

Maybe the 9th Is No Longer a Circus!

Another decision flavored with sanity from the 9th Circuit?

Where is the 9th we knew and ridiculed??

...The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration's efforts to prioritize federal dollars for local policing to towns and cities that complied with certain immigration policies.

"The ruling, a split 2-1 decision, said the Department of Justice (DOJ) was within its rights to withhold Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants from sanctuary cities and states over their refusal to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities and instead prioritize agencies that focused on unauthorized immigration and agreed to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to jail records and immigrants in custody...
.Surber, quoting The Hill
Next thing, the 9th will affirm that Trump is President or something.....


Summerfest Attendance Dives

Well, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summerfest are........ahhh......deflating.

Attendance in 2014 was 851,000+

Attendance in 2019 was 718,000+

That's a 15% drop in 5 years.

Naturally, Summerfest spun like crazy (and crazy it was!!)

...Despite the fact that there were only 10 amphitheater concerts, and four days of severe thunderstorm warnings, attendance was reported at 718,144.

Had there been the typical 11 amphitheater openings, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. says festival attendance would be projected at 733,144....

Sure.  And wishes were Unicorns, with Fairy Dust, and all the Children lived Happily Ever After.

This ain't good, friends.

The "Temple?" Sure. Epstein's Virgin-Sacrifice

Some pretend to be ignorant of the "purpose" for Epstein's "temple" on Orgy Island, frequented by Bill Clinton.

...There have been varying explanations for the blue-striped “temple.” While the Associated Press account of it was benign, INSIDER’s story about it turned up something that is potentially nefarious....
The "temple" resembles this one:

 aztec temple | by pankun | Aztec, Mayan, Olmec, etc ...

....which was its Aztec forerunner.  There's one apparent difference: the Aztecs killed their victims.  So far, there's no evidence that Clinton and Epstein did that.

"Returning Donations" Doesn't Mean "Forgetting" Donations

We've seen a lot of politicians get into Holy Picture mode by "returning donations" which came from slimeballs such as Bill Clinton's close friend Epstein, the child-rapist.

Happened in New Mexico, where extreme-Lefty ex-Clinton Energy Secretary Bill Richardson "returned donations" from Clinton's close friend child-rapist Epstein.

Yah, well, Holy Pictures aside.....do you really think that Bill Richardson, friend of Bill and of child-rapist Epstein--also a friend of Bill--FORGOT about a $50,000 donation?

He may have returned it, but .........

Scalise, the Optimist?

On the one hand, we hear Doomsayers (Limbaugh comes to mind) who are convinced that GenX, Y, and Z are irredeemable socialists--thus, the country is doomed after (say) 2050 or so.

On the other hand, we have Scalise, who seems to think otherwise.

...There are no moderates left in the Democrat Party, and liberal Pelosi is losing the battle with socialists like Ocasio-Cortez, Scalise told Fox News...

...they ran and Pelosi took the gavel trying to think that she could appeal to Middle America. And, Middle America is looking at this going, 'Wait a minute, we are not a socialist nation. We are still a center right nation.'"...
Stay tuned.

What Was Harvard Giving Epstein?

Well, this is interesting.

Harvard University temporarily deleted an online calendar disclosing accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s on-campus visits with its professors in 2014 following an NBC News inquiry, the outlet reported Friday...

So.  Who was giving what to whom?  Was this a recruiting visit?  And who was doing the recruiting?

Homan Slaps Silly-Stupid AOC

The Democrat Party's new face was slapped silly by Tom Homan, ex-Director of ICE.

It's fun to watch, as the Most Ignorant Revolutionary actually stopped running her mouth.

Where's Tariffmageddon??

Contrary to the wailing and screeching of the Chamber of Commerce twits and their running-dog lackey RadioMouths, "Tariffmageddon" has not arrived.

...The most recent evidence against what trade expert Alan Tonelson calls Tariffmageddon scaremongering comes from Friday’s release of the producer-price index, which mostly measures the prices businesses receive for their goods and services. This rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in June from a month earlier, the Labor Department said. From a year earlier, the producer-price index increased by 1.7 percent.

The unchanged prices for goods less food and energy categories is especially notable because the prices for services is showing some healthy signs of inflation, rising 0.4 percent for the month. Goods less food and energy is more or less the “tradeable sector” of the economy and the broadest category where tariffs would show up if they were to hit consumers....
Tod, wo ist ein stachel?

Under Clinton, Bush, and Obozo, our "betters" gave away billions of dollars of jobs, taken from US citizens and sacrificed to Big Money and to the largest geopolitical threat to the US:  Red China.

Trump saw it and put it into full reverse.

You're never going to hear an apology from the people who screwed you and your children, of course.  All you get is the satisfaction of seeing the jobs come back, for the time being.

Friday, July 12, 2019

LaPierre/NRA Should Follow Acosta/Labor

Get the Hell out of office, Wayne.  You're a cancer.

At least Acosta is not a cancer.  He's a toady, and has no balls.  But he's not a cancer.

HT: War on Guns

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Driver's License for Illegals? Sure!!

The police chief of the City of Milwaukee endorses Wisconsin Driver's Licenses for illegals.

OK.  That's fine.

So long as the license has this stamped over it:

ILLEGAL ALIEN

Was Dershowitz a Messenger in Sex Case?

The Palm Beach County prosecutor, Barry Krisher, wanted to let Epstein go free.  This infuriated the cop-shop which had Epstein six ways from Sunday on child-rape and pimping.

The US attorney, Acosta, created a case against Epstein and got some Huber-style jail time AND put him on the sex-offender registry AND gave the victims a pathway to damage suits.

But what about Dershowitz.  Here's an interesting couple of grafs....

...The article alleged investigators who handled the Palm Beach case said Krischer pressured them to downgrade charges against the billionaire to a misdemeanor, or to drop the case completely.
Joseph Recarey, a detective who worked the Epstein case, told The Herald that Alan Dershowtiz, Epstein’s lawyer, flew to Florida to meet privately with Krischer.

Recarey also told The Herald that in May 2006, he drew up probable cause affidavits that charged Epstein and three associates with a slew of sex crimes. But instead of pushing forward with the case, Krischer referred the case to a state grand jury, which returned an indictment on a single count of soliciting prostitution.

According to The Herald, Recarey said Krischer told him he did not believe Epstein’s accusers. Only two out of more than a dozen of Epstein’s alleged victims testified before the grand jury....
So was Dershowitz being a "defense lawyer" or was he really a messenger from Clinton, or others still not mentioned?

Inquiring minds, and all that....

With Obama, It Was "America Second. Or Third. Whatever...."

We all know that various US-based government entities can spy on anyone here at will.  They've been doing it for years. 

Now the spying will be done by the Chinese Communists.  Why?  Because Obama (and his idiot VP Biden) ignored all the signs and signals.

Here's Goldman (Spengler) on the situation:

...“From China’s standpoint, the U.S. dominates signals intelligence,” he pointed out. “Let’s say the balance of power shifts to the defense and everyone is able to protect all of their signals. At that point, who’s the loser? The United States is the net loser. That’s one reason the United States intelligence community is so upset about Huawei. Unfortunately, they should have thought of this a few years ago.”

“I can tell you all this stuff was on Huawei’s website. It was being blared at public conferences. There was no secret about all of this stuff. Under the Obama administration, our brilliant intelligence community — the same intelligence community that has been trying to frame up the president — completely ignored the Chinese. Now they seem to have woken up, but it’s kind of late.”...
Brennan should be tried and executed for Passive Gross Malevolent Stupidity.  Life in prison for Ms. Rice and Obama.  Force Biden to live in Red China.

Brian Steil, Mini-Ryan

When it comes to Americans First.....well, ahhhhh.......don't count on Brian Steil.

Remember those Boeing 727-Max planes crashing?  Remember who wrote the computer programs for those planes?

Yup.  Steil, like his predecessor, wants more of the same.

Maybe that district should just elect a non-citizen, too.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ohhhh, Noooooes!! Banned by Larison!!!

Gee.

Larison (Ph.D, you know) writes an essay licking the toes of the Brit Incompetent Ambassador (resigned today) and condescending all over Trump for being just too rough for words!!

I suggested in the combox that since the Brits were complicit in an attempt to overthrow the election the Brit Incompetent Ambassador should stick it where the sun never shines.

*snif*  I got "banned" by American Conservative.  *snif*

I put more time and effort into P J Buchanan's campaigns (and I have an autographed tee-shirt) than the Pansy-Girls over there ever thought of.  That is germane because Buchanan was a loud and ferocious America First candidate.  Trump is merely a New York edition of same, (but much more liberal in many other regards.)

No wonder PJB is no longer affiliated with this bunch.  He holds America and his manhood more dear than to be caught near these limpwrists.

Perot v. Limbaugh

Oh, yes, I'm old enough to remember the merciless beatings Limbaugh gave Ross Perot over Perot's ABSOLUTELY CORRECT predictions that under NAFTA, Mexico would drain manufacturing jobs from the US so hard that 'there would be a giant sucking sound....'

So now that Trump is in office, doing his damndest to reverse that flow, with Limbaugh clapping like a trained seal, s'pose Limbaugh is going to 1)  admit his previous stupidity; and 2) apologize to Perot post-mortem?

Don't hold your breath.

Public "Servants" Must Allow Griping

This is interesting, because I was told about a Wisconsin Legislator who deleted remarks from her Facebook page when the remarks were not applauding her position or that of Her Divine Leaders.

...The First Amendment limits government action and bars it from discriminating against viewpoints. Public officials, the court said Tuesday, cannot exclude members of the public “from an otherwise open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.”...

That's the ruling from a NY appellate court--which will apply anywhere, of course.  No matter if it's the public "servant's" very own page.

Yup. Poverty Causes Crime, Sure, Uh-Huh

The kittylitter liner runs with a new telling of the old story that poverty causes crime.

See, if the neighborhood is poor, then crime results.

Unstated:  Orange Man Bad.

Also unstated:  any mention whatsoever of "self-discipline."  Or "being married first."  Or "complete schooling."

In other words, it's a big, long, pile of babble.

Amazon Gases

While actual Catholics worry about Papal Amazonian Gas--and there's plenty to worry about there--the Green Crowd has a similar worry:  Amazonian Tree-Gas!

...There are many mysteries in the Amazon. Until recently, one of the most troubling was the vast methane emissions emerging from the rainforest that were observed by satellites but that nobody could find on the ground. Around 20 million tons was simply unaccounted for.

Then Sunitha Pangala, a British postdoc researcher, spent two months traveling the Amazon’s waterways strapping gas-measuring equipment to thousands of trees. She found that trees, especially in the extensive flooded forests, were stimulating methane production in the waterlogged soils and mainlining it into the atmosphere....--quoted at AOSHQ

And not a cow in sight.  

Oh, my.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Simulated Dead Fish. OMG!!

How long can a 'newspaper' survive on click-bait?

Imagine sauntering up to your favorite Wisconsin lake and recoiling from the stench of rotting fish and the sight of pale carcasses littering the shoreline.

Imagine is the operative word here.

"While intuitive, we haven't been able to establish a causal relationship between warmer water temperatures and large animal die-offs. Historically, it's been hard to understand what causes these die-offs because they're rare and unpredictable,"

I see.

...Rypel and Fey both knew of a data set that contained simulated water temperature data for more than 10,000 Midwest lakes dating back to 1975 and forecast out to 2099. ...
Yes.  And I have pictures of me which simulate me to be Cary Grant.  Or maybe Clint Eastwood, right out to 2099, inclusive!!!

...Rypel, who previously worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,  also knew the DNR had a large database on fish kills in Wisconsin from 2004 to 2014....
And just like the good fairy sang:  "Put 'em together and whaddya got?  Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo!!"  And a big Federal grant, too!!

You can read the rest.  They simulate a projection simulating 80 years forward.  I still look like Clint Eastwood, and fish are dead.  Imagination counts.

One thing missing from the article?

The NUMBER of fish-kills in the 10 year period.  But hey!  Simulation-wise, who cares?

Frs. Perrone and Philipps. Hmmmm.

Yesterday, the Archdiocese of Detroit removed Fr. Perrone from active ministry at his parish, Assumption Grotto.  According to the announcement, it was due to a single 'credible' charge of abuse; the charge was about an incident alleged to have happened 40 years ago and was a "repressed memory."

"Repressed memory" events were a topic 10+ years ago, and a psychiatrist friend of ours laughed out loud when the topic was brought up.  To her--a clinical, not a professor--that was like "Harvey," the rabbit-pal of Jimmy Stewart.  She wasn't alone in that opinion, either.

The strength of the scientific evidence for repression depends on exactly how the term is defined. When defined narrowly as intentional suppression of an experience, there is little reason to doubt that it exists. But when we talk about a repression mechanism that operates unconsciously and defensively to block out traumatic experiences, the picture becomes considerably murkier.

Evidence concerning memory for real-life traumas in children and adults indicates that these events--such as the Chowchilla kidnappings, the sniper killing at an elementary school, or the collapse of skywalks at a Kansas City hotel--are generally well remembered....complete amnesia for these terrifying episodes is virtually nonexistent (Schacter 1996, 256).
--quoted at skeptically.org

This calls to mind the ouster of Fr. Frank Phillips from St John Cantius in Chicago.



Both men were beacons of orthodox praxis and theology, both with a large and growing following, both utilizing Old Rite and Latin New Rite, and both living symbols of opposition to the Church of FeelGoodNoSin.

Prolly just coincidence, eh?

Epstein Was a "Law and Order SVU" Episode

You may watch "Law and Order--SVU".

Is it merely coincidence that Epstein was raping little girls in his Manhattan mansion (one of the largest in NYC) and that "SVU" ran an episode which mirrored that story line?

No, it's not.  So who on "SVU"'s production group knew?  And why didn't Epstein get arrested then?


"Antifa" = Communist Party USA

Posobiec has studied these violent revolutionaries (beloved by the Mayor of Portland, OR) and has very interesting observations about them.

Won't surprise you to learn they're just another Communist front, like the National Lawyers' Guild, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and the International Workers of the World.  Except these guys are violent.

They are also 'community organizers'!!  Yup.  They are very organized.  Their storm-trooper routines include four levels of command and control; you may think there's just some random shouting going on, but it is NOT 'random' at all, and the movements of their grunts are highly coordinated.

Posobiec understands the play here:  Antifa's objective is to cause an equal and opposite reaction, touching off a riot or three, preferably with dead bodies and lots of hospitalizations.  Their allies, the MFM, will disseminate the Correct Propaganda, of course; it will be TrumpFascists who get the blame.

Look for this bunch at the party conventions next summer, but be aware:  they'll be popping up in other venues before then, too.

Twelve THOUSAND Square Feet, Wilton?

TWELVE THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT "residence" for +Wilton Gregory, newly-crowned Archbishop of D.C.!

Sheesh.

We raised a heckuvalotta chilluns in a mere 2,600 (1,000 of which were converted basement), and that footage included an office of about 400 square feet.

Added to the expenses for heating and cooling, somebody's paying for a fleet of cleaning laides, too.

So let's reconcile that with yesterday's teaching from Pp. Francis, shall we?

..."We must always pray to the "master of the harvest ", that is God the Father, to send labourers to work in his field which is the world".  The mission is based on prayer;  which requires detachment and poverty...
Calling George Orwell!!  Let's discuss 'more equal,' shall we?


Sunday, July 07, 2019

Check Out THIS Poll!

Grim found it.  It appears that Trump's policies are right-on with majorities (sometimes VAST majorities) of the public in a Harvard-Harris poll.

Samples:

supermajority of 67% say the census should be able to ask people living in the U.S. if they are citizens or not.

  majority (51%) say if a deal is not reached, the administration should move ahead with a mass roundup and deportation of illegal immigrants

 HUGE MAJORITY (79%) favor release to the public all of the evidence related to how and why the Russia investigation of the trump campaign began
I'm not a fan of polls in general; take it for what it's worth.  What IS interesting is that Trump's policies are well-supported, and majorities support even more conservative positions than those taken by Trump.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

+Seitz Lying and Cheating on US Border?

The news article is slightly unclear.  Is 'the local diocese' that of Juarez or El Paso?  If it's El Paso, this is Bp. Seitz, and frankly, nothing Bishop Seitz does would surprise me.

...The National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several Customs and Border Protection personnel told the Washington Examiner aides to Rep. Veronica Escobar, who took over 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s district, and the local Catholic diocese have interviewed thousands of migrants in Juarez over the past few weeks to find cases where Department of Homeland Security officials may have wrongly returned people. 

“What we believe is happening is Veronica Escobar’s office is going … to basically second-guess and obstruct work already done by the Border Patrol,” said one senior union official, who shared evidence with the Washington Examiner from concerned CBP managers and rank-and-file members. Those documents have been held to protect identities....

So how are they going to 'second-guess and obstruct' US authorities?

...Under the bilateral Migration Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico” policy, anyone returned must be fluent in Spanish because they may have to reside in Mexico up to five years until a U.S. federal judge decides their asylum claim. A Democratic politician's aides re-escorting people back to the port are telling officers the Central American individual with them cannot speak Spanish despite their having communicated in it days earlier, CBP officials said....

In other words, Lie and Cheat.  That's a resume-builder for radical Lefty......ahh......Bishops?  

IF IT IS El Paso, this guy +Seitz has been a pain in the a** on border issues for quite some time.  Worth noting that he served as an Auxiliary under the Notorious +Kevin Farrell in Dallas before moving to El Paso.  Also worth noting:   there is NO EVIDENCE that the Bishop has taken in "refugees" to his own residence.

Just sayin'.....

Nothing Has Changed

HT to Peter for this one.

Lee Iacocca On US/Chinese Trade Problem

No, Lee did NOT address the trade-deficit with Red China.

But you don't have to be very smart to switch out "Japanese" for "Chinese."  The Donald should take notes.

This is a great speech by a great man.

RIP, Lee!!  A patriot, and a populist.  Just like 'nationalist populist,' ya'know.

Not that Iacocca was a fan of Trump or the financialization (read:  banks) of the economy:

"I know Trump fairly well. Now that's an ego that's gone screw-loose, gone haywire. What the business establishment of this country has to do is get away from this new financial-transaction mentality. It used to be that Wall Street, the financial markets and the banks were there to promote and fund the companies that produced goods and created jobs. Now they've taken on a life of their own: 'What's the play? Where can we make a fast buck?' What we really need to do in this country is get back to the factory floors."
Well, Trump must have learned something from Lee, regardless of 'screw-loose...haywire', eh?

First Things First: Cdl. Burke (UPDATED)

N.B.:  A friend emailed to suggest an update, given a new LifeSite item on this matter.

The rift between Cdl. Burke and Steve Bannon is not hard to explain.  For a time, they had been allies in a proposed school for political reformers.  However, when Bannon met with the author of a tell-all on the Vatican Gay Mafia (which may be at least partially-'fake news') the Cardinal backed out.  That's because to +Burke, the Church is first, and politics is a distinct second.

Martel reported that Bannon told him during their encounter that, “if the majority of bishops are either homophile or gay”, there are “no solutions to change the Church without changing profoundly her doctrine on celibacy, chastity and marriage”. Bannon has since clarified that he does not believe married priests are the solution to the vocations crisis or the abuse scandal. But Burke said he found it “objectionable” for Bannon to call into question “the Church’s discipline of perpetual continence for the clergy”.
Bannon is a bright guy with excellent political skills.  But as a Catholic?  Not so much.  [Ed:  that's by his own admission in the LifeSite item.]  Frankly, Bannon stepped off the cliff when he took Martel's word about the pervasiveness of homosexuality among Bishops.  After all, Martel is a notorious homosexual and we all know that homosexuals always inflate the numbers in their favor--that is, they want the world to think that it's 10% queer, when it's really less than 5%.

But even if it's as bad as Martel claims, so what?  There are no scheduled 'elections' for Bishop upcoming, are there?

+Burke, a serious player in Canon Law, knows that the Church's legal structure places the Pope as chief lawmaker, judge, and jury.  Further, the Bishops are regents in their Dioceses.  Them's the rules, like it or not.  The laity holds two significant powers:  prayer and sacrifice, and The Purse.  Yes, the laity can get in the faces of Bishops and be less than polite.  That's about it.  Bannon apparently thinks that a bunch of grass-roots organizing and 'populist' cage-rattling will take down foundational Canon Law.  He's nuts.

Bannon's next serious error came when he proclaimed that the only solution for the homosex problem is for the Church to 'profoundly change her doctrine' on matters sexual.  Bannon may well be a brilliant political strategist, but he's a ding-a-ling in matters of moral theology.  UPDATE:  In an interview with LifeSite News, Bannon said this:

 Married priests are not the solution to the sexual abuse scandal

My original closing line for the article:

The Cardinal saw the problem(s) with Bannon's thinking and chose wisely.  First, the Church.  Politics can take the hindmost.

Well, now.  Cdl. Burke is no dummy.  He didn't run away from Bannon due to what we now know about Bannon's thoughts.  I think there's more to the story.

Friday, July 05, 2019

No MAGA Hat. No Need.

Stolen directly from AOSHQ

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To War or Not? The Progressive Answer(s)

Perhaps it's coincidence, but Tom Clancy said there is no such thing....

Anyhow, Peter gave us a short excerpt from Angelo Codevilla wherein Codevilla describes the transformation of American foreign policy with specific regard to war.

The shape of U.S. foreign policy for most of the 20th century and into our own time was set by Progressive Republican statesmen, Elihu Root and Henry L. Stimson. They believed that military action should be pursued, if at all, for international peace and order, not to advance specifically American interests.
The "America First" movement, opposed to GloboWar-for-Peace, arose and attracted men such as J. F. Kennedy, Lindbergh, and Gerry Ford, who opposed 'internationalism' in the '30's.  P J Buchanan carried the "America First" banner in the recent past, and to some extent, Trump has carried it forward and has given the movement new life and legitimacy.  That represents a solid defeat for the NeoCon GloboWarmonger bunch which infested the Weekly Standard, the State Department, and much of the military establishment, (not to mention military suppliers.)

All this confusion brought an interesting reaction from Soros and the Koch Boyzzzz.

...There’s a new “anti-war” think tank coming to town. It will promote a new US foreign policy — one based on diplomacy instead of sanctions and war. Sounds great, until you hear it's being funded by Soros and Koch....

The Globe writes that this will mean its writers will "likely" advocate for things like pulling US troops out of Afghanistan and Syria, putting an end to regime change wars and “less confrontational” policies toward China and Russia. 

The problem here is not the concept. It’s just a question of whether or not the venture can actually be taken seriously when Soros and Koch’s fingerprints are already all over the world’s current endless wars, conflicts and regime changes....quoted at Vox

Vox Day understands this very well.

It's neoclowns from top to bottom and they're attempting to subvert the opposition to neoclown warmongering by taking control of the opposition to imperialist warfare. National Review and the modern conservative movement are the model; the plutocrats provide lavish funding for a false front organization that is designed to vacuum up all the minds, money, and media that might otherwise go to the genuine opposition....
Or maybe the Koch Boyzzzzz ran out of money?

Nah.


For You Pacifists....

Grim found this.  There are other goodies at this link, too!

+Cupich, Clever Forgetter

Whatever else he may be, Cdl Cupich is a clever forgetter.  Forgetfulness is important to making his ideological--but non-sensical--case for Open Borders.  So he forgets damn near all of human history happening between 400 BC and today.  Convenient, yes.  Sensible?  Nope. 

“In the Old Testament, God clearly and consistently urges hospitality and generosity toward the stranger and the Catholic Church welcomes migrants and stands in solidarity with them,” said Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago.

The Cardinal "forgot" that the Catholic Church is not ancient Israel (otherwise she would not be called the "NEW" Israel, see??)

+Cupich also "forgot" that the world of the O.T. was not the world of today.  There were no passports, no established 'borders,' and where there were 'nation-states', they were tribal, not idea-based.  In fact, the concept of "citizen" didn't really develop until (at the earliest) the city-states of Greece, or perhaps as late as the 1700's.  Even then, look at Europe, Africa, and Asia; it's very easy to see the boundaries established by tribes, even though they have become modern-day 'nation-states.'

Most important, +Cupich "forgot" that the Jews of the O.T. operated under the Law of Moses, which was not just the Ten Commandments.  This is significant because the Law of Moses (the shellfish-and-pork stuff) was explicitly jettisoned by Christ, while at the same time He retained the Big Ten.

Ideologues of all stripes tend to 'forget' things which seriously weaken their case.  In this instance, there IS no "case" for open borders, so +Cupich attempts to blind you with foo-foo dust.  After all, he's gotten away with that for years. 

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Heh

Yesterday we observed that the Prexy at Boston "University" had not yet committed hara-kiri.  It's likely the guy has no honor.

But he has a noticeable graduate!!  (HT:  IMAO)

"Yoo-Hoo" +Dolan Movin' On Up!

Several years ago, while then-Abp. Dolan was studiously ignoring a legislative remedy to abortifacient 'morning after' pills here in Wisconsin, we posted a series of entries using the title "Yoo Hoo" Abp Dolan!!

+Dolan has moved on, failing upward to Manhattan.  And upward it truly is!!

In this video, at about 7:30 or so, Mike Voris has a  couple of pictures of +Dolan's newly-acquired $4 MILLION manse upstate.

George and Louise would be impresssed, if not jealous.


Wannabe Obama Judge

Likely that CJ Roberts has plans for this meathead James Troiano. Here's the story which makes him eminently qualified for any 9th Circus opening--if Obozo were still Failure-in-Chief:

...The boy is accused of sexually assaulting a drunken 16-year-old girl at a party, allegedly filming the incident and then sending the clip to friends, texting: “When your first time having sex was rape.”
In declining a motion to prosecute him as an adult, Troiano noted the “young man comes from a good family who put him into an excellent school where he was doing extremely well,” according to the appeals court ruling....

...He added that it wasn’t a “traditional case of rape” which he said involved “two or more generally males” holding a person at “gunpoint” or with another weapon “in an abandon[ed] house, sometimes in an abandon[ed] shed, shack.”...
Well, another "not traditional case of rape" involves a broomstick rammed into the nethers of a certain New Jersey judge.

Precisely the best cure for his condition!



Happy Fourth!

The last verse of the Star-Spangled Banner:

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust":
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The President of Boston University

Apparently Ms. Occasional-Cortex, (D-NY) is a proud graduate of Boston University.

If I were the President of Boston University, I would have committed hara-kiri after the first few times Ms. Occasional-Cortex displayed her knowledge and erudition on national TeeVee.

But then, perhaps "honor" is not in his deck of cards, eh?

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

AK Supremes Get Slapped. Good!

Gotta love this guy.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has a message for the state’s Supreme Court: If you’re going to force taxpayers to fund abortions, that money is coming out of your budget.

The Alaska Supreme Court has continually ruled that the state must fund abortions, so Dunleavy slashed the amount it has been spending on the deadly practice from the state judiciary’s budget.

Via a line-item veto, Dunleavy reduced the budget of the state’s courts by $334,700 – the amount of public money spent on elective abortions annually....

The Legislature and the Governor both oppose babykilling; the court has another view.

Suck on that one, 'rule of law' hacks-in-black.

Monday, July 01, 2019

AOC PMS OD

Apparently her boyfriend has a dry time upcoming.

The MSM will be edging away from covering this .....ahh......woman......over the next few weeks, as she becomes more and more unhinged.

"Cruel and Unusual"??

We thought that the Constitution had some language on this stuff....

A Kansas man who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty, the Kansas City Star reported.  --HT AOSHQ
Did anyone ask the wife about this?


Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Week Upcoming

Here's an arrangement of "America the Beautiful" with pictorial accompaniment, sung by Hillsdale College choir.

Trust me--this is hard to sing.  The arranger, Frank LaRocca, did not spare the challenges in harmony or harmonic progression!

By the way, LaRocca will be a well-known name in Catholic music circles, assuming that Catholic churches ever use really good stuff again..... he's written a bunch of that.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=77&v=EmP9LvHgcaA

Really!  Go watch/listen.  You may have to get a Kleenex....
 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Democrat Debate, Defined

Here's a definition of the Democrat debate for your consideration:

...so many in positions of power and responsibility had come to think and say idiotic and often dangerous things with great seriousness....
Yes, well.....

Except that's NOT about the Democrat debate.

That's what Eugene Lyons said about 30-something Americans who were talking about Communism--Stalinism, at the time.

In the 1930's.

More.  Here speaking of Hollywood, Lyons also aptly describes a lot of Ranking Clergy IYKWIMAITYD.

...They had not the remotest idea what communism was in terms of economic structures or political superstates. For nearly all of them it was an intoxicated state of mind, a glow of inner virtue, and a sort of comradeship of super-charity.”...

It is said that 'history rhymes.'  It is fortunate for America that Joe McCarthy and the HUAC rose up to block the rise of Communism in the USA.

Apparently that was temporary.

$23.00/Day Summerfest? You're CRAZY

While there HAS been inflation since Summerfest '72, and there are now working toilets and the grounds are paved.........$23.00 is quite a jump from the 1972 price of $3.00 ALL-INCLUSIVE admission.

Yup.  You could see Aretha Franklin, George Carlin (briefly--before he went to jail), for THREE DOLLARS.  In 1970, there was Jose Feliciano, Chicago, James Brown, and Doc Severinsen (among others) for THREE DOLLARS.  Here's a brief history from Channel 4.

$23.00?  Really?

Limbaugh's New Made in USA Red China Computer?

We all know how Limbaugh loves him some Apple stuff.

So now that Apple dumped 4,000+ Americans to the curb in Texas to make their new MacBook Pro in Red China.....

Apple is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China, according to people familiar with its plans, shifting abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the U.S. as trade tensions escalate between the Trump administration and Beijing....

S'pose the Lovable Fuzzball will switch?