Saturday, August 31, 2019

Score One for Musk!!

We've not been friendly to Elon Musk.  His cars suck, his tunnel ain't so hot, and he's made a great living by sucking up Gummint dollars.

But he's dead-nuts right on the most important issue.

...“Most people think we have too many people on the planet, but actually this is an outdated view,” said Musk.

“Assuming that AI (artificial intelligence) is fine — we’re assuming there’s a benevolent future with AI — I think the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse,” he continued.

“Collapse: I want to emphasize this. The biggest issue in 20 years will be population collapse, not explosion, collapse,” he added.

Ma said in response: “I absolutely agree with that, the population will be facing a huge challenge.”...

"Ma" is Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, an ultra-large e-retailer.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Your Government: All CYA, All the Time

Once again we remind you:  Buy. More. Ammo.

[General Michael] Flynn’s defense lawyer, Sidney Powell, notes two significant issues: (1) Ms. Powell is being denied a security clearance she needs to review all of the documents in the case; and (2) the DOJ is refusing to provide the original FBI notes from their interview of Michael Flynn on January 24th, 2017.

Given the stench emanating from Obama's DOJ, Obama's FBI, and Obama's NSC, this is not a surprise.  But it sure as Hell notches UP the distrust-meter, doesn't it?

The defense attorney suspects (probably correctly) that a real judge will flat-out dismiss on Brady, misfeasance, malfeasance, and maybe perjury grounds.

That's not good enough; the perps should be executed. 

Local Rag Skews Issues to (D)'s Favor

This may come as a shock to you...but the kittylitter-liner is pulling another distortion.  Get ready:  it makes the Republican legislature out to be the bad guys.


The online headline (cannot be copy/pasted): 

"Taxpayers' Legal Tab in Fight Over Lame-Duck Laws Tops $1 Million."

Now, then.  Why IS there a "legal tab"?

Because the Democrat Party stamped its widdle feets and hired a bunch of lawyers in a futile attempt to overturn duly-passed and -signed laws.  That's why.


Google Demands NHTSA Cave In....

Gotta admit these guys have a lot of chutzpah.  They're allies of Communist China, AND they don't give a flying fart about your safety on the roads.  But then, you're only an American.  Deplorable dirt. Who needs you?

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to "promptly" remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals....

We already know about "self-driving" stuff.  Boeing's "self-flying" plane killed a few hundred people, remember??

Google can purchase a test facility and equip it with their own employees crossing streets, and their own children darting out from between parked cars.  And don't forget to cover the test-roads with snow and ice during the winter.


Clannish Catholics?

The Remnant's Michael Matt reports as follows:

Thanks to Fr. Z and his blog, Unite the Clans is now a hashtag, and seems to be catching on!

Posted on 26 August 2019 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

It is time to #UniteTheClans

The editor of The Remnant, my friend Michael Matt, has begun to promote something called

Unite The Clans!

What he is asking for is that Catholics who are on the traditional side of things should set aside small differences and work together – intelligently, strategically – to accomplish goals.
I have a question for Michael and "Fr. Z":

What does The Wanderer think about this??

Save Money on Electricity!! Only One Hitch.....

Apparently the Sierra Club thinks we are as stone-stupid as they are.  

The Sierra Club says Wisconsin’s largest utility could save ratepayers millions of dollars by shutting down its coal plants.
In testimony filed on behalf of the environmental group, utility analyst Paul Chernick estimates We Energies has lost an average of $98 million a year since 2014 operating its South Oak Creek and Elm Road plants, while WPS Corp. lost roughly $40 million on its share of two plants....

So, see, based on their guess that coal plants "lose" money, well......see....scritch scritch scratch.........through our magic tricks, ratepayers could save $138MM/year.

Attention, K-Mart* Shoppers!!  Blue-Light Special!!  Save $138MM!!!!

Yah, well, there's only one little-bitty hitch here....

...He argues it would be cheaper for the utility to replace both plants with wind, solar and storage resources....
So there's no guarantee of electricity. 

Here's the conversation:

"Hey, honey!!  I want to watch the Packers game--is the wind blowing? Is the sun shining?

*Yes, I know K-Mart is out of business.  That's what Wisconsin will be if the morons at Sierra have their way.

Vaping THC.....Not Smart

We kinda suspected that the hospitalized vapers were all using THC cartridges, and it looks like we were right.  These not-very-bright kiddies thought they could get a cheap high AND not be obviously smoking dope.

Early reports buried that information (except Channel 6), probably because the reporters didn't ask the question--or because the stoners wouldn't admit it.

There are lots of "stupid" jokes told about dope-smokers.  Looks like validation to me.

The newspaper?  They concentrate on the "millions" of profit made by dealers.  Talk about irrelevance.....

Cheap Labor, Useless College, WallyWorld, and....Mitt!!

Yup, all in one story!!  We'll start with WallyWorld.

Walmart is outsourcing 569 finance and accounting jobs in North Carolina to Indian contract workers, spotlighting the expansion of the H-1B program from software jobs to accounting, healthcare, and design...
Next is the "useless college" part:
...The work is being taken over by Genpact, whose Indian H-1B workers will join the army of roughly 900,000 resident H-1B workers throughout the United States. The firm is a spin-off of General Electric, and it uses cheap Indian graduates to transfer may U.S. college-graduate jobs to cheaper Indian worksites....
Tell us again how a college degree increases lifetime earnings.  Go ahead.  We'll wait.

Oh, and about Mittens...

...Bain Capital became Genpact’s largest shareholder in November 2012, with the strategic objective to grow the company further. Since December 31, 2005, we have expanded from 19,000+ employees and annual revenues of US$491.90 million to 87,000+ employees and annual revenues of US$3.00 billion as of December 31, 2018....
That's Mitt's old hangout.  They've specialized in dumping Americans to the curb for decades.  Something to be proud of, no?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

"Red Flag" By Other Means

Interesting parallel to the proposed "red flag" laws here.

A Colorado teen has been told he cannot return to school until authorities hold a “threat assessment hearing” after he went target shooting with his mother.  Nate Evans, a junior at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado actually got a visit from police after he posted video of his plinking with his mom Justine according to the Colorado 2nd Amendment group Rally For Our Rights....
 Huh?  What??

Quoting the "Rally.." people:

[The mother] immediately contacted the school assuming she could easily clear things up, especially since the police had already assessed the situation and realized no one had done anything wrong or made any threats.  She was wrong.  The school not only refused to provide her with more information about the “threat”, but they refused to provide Nate with schoolwork so he doesn’t get behind.  A “threat assessment hearing” has been scheduled for Thursday morning at 10am at the school admin building where Justine will be allowed to defend her son against SEVEN school officials who will be in attendance to, as she was told, “make their case”. ...
OK.  We have an anonymous tip describing a target-shooting kid as "a threat."  He is not allowed to confront his accuser(s).  He is not allowed to return to school and in addition, is not allowed to keep up with his school assignments pending "trial" by a bunch of administrators.

He was "red-flagged", friends.  Somebody has a grudge (or there is a melted snowflake out there) and they screwed this kid right to the wall.

Perjurer Claims "Defamation"

Jimmy, the man (?) who went from Director/FBI to (we pray and hope) Inmate/Leavenworth.

...I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a “sorry we lied about you” would be nice....

Up yours with a meathook, jackwad.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Amazonian Weather Prayers

As far as we know, the "Amazonian Synod" called by Pp. Francis will not directly address the "climate crisis."  (Yes, I know, it's not a "crisis."  Yes, I know, it's merely another get-rich-quick scheme cooked up by all the Usual Suspects in 'academy' and government--plus the grifter-contractors such as Elon Musk.)

I digressed.

Here's how Ancient Amazonian Region tribes handled climate problems.

...Archaeologists have discovered the bodies of 227 kids at what they believed is the largest child sacrificial site ever recorded.

It's believed the youngsters were killed as part of a ritual to honour gods and stop bad weather in Trujillo, Peru. 

The children - aged between four and 14 - were killed approximately up to 1,400 years ago and buried in a mass grave in Huanchaco, northern Peru.

Pictures released by the experts show some of the skeletons have skin, hair and were wearing silver earmuffs....
Remember:  Pp. Francis believes that we have much to learn from Amazonian natives.

Opioids: Another "Free Money" Game for States?

The "Free Money!!!" lawsuit-game is back!!  Update:  This case--if upheld--has serious consequences for gun manufacturers.  Keep reading.....

This week, an Oklahoma judge ruled that Johnson & Johnson should pay $572 million to “abate” a “public nuisance” the company created in that state by minimizing the hazards and overselling the benefits of prescription opioids....

(Didja ever notice that those $$$Umpty-Millions never seem to get into the hands of the taxpayers of the States?)


...A 2018 analysis of medical ­records found evidence of “opioid misuse” in 1% of patients who took pain pills after surgery. While studies find that misuse is more common among chronic pain patients, a 2016 New England Journal of Medicine article concluded that “rates of carefully diagnosed addiction” average less than 8%.

That study, which was co-authored by Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, noted that “addiction occurs in only a small percentage of persons who are exposed to opioids — even among those with preexisting vulnerabilities.”...
Never mind the facts.  Just stuff that money into the pie-hole of Gummint, where it will undoubtedly do the most good.


The Raconteur, who works in emergency medicine, has a few more observations which SHOULD have been considered by the judge (read this link for more colorful language....)

...1) Opiate deaths are overwhelmingly caused by heroin and carfentanil (street-cooked synthetic fentanyl, i.e. acetyl fentanyl), - typically the two in combination courtesy of street level pharmaceutical distributors - not by prescription opiates of any kind. I'd spitball it's at a ratio of about 99 to 1, but I may be low-balling the actual numbers for the true percentage of overdoses by street opiates (i.e. it may be 999 to 1 or 9999 to 1).
2) The LD50 of RX-grade fentanyl being unknown, using the [J&J]-made Durgesic patches above would require you to slap eighty of them on full-strength, just to get to the highest dosage of Rx tablet. And even then, that still wouldn't kill you....
Here's the part which has to do with gun manufacturers (and auto manufacturers, too):

3) I don't care if J&J blanketed the airwaves and beamed their ads into your head from space, and gave away multiple truckloads of free samples to every MD in the Okie State, and sold every RX pill they ever got: They are marketing a legal product for legal usage, and the actions of others are not their fault, in reality, or morally, ethically, nor legally, since ever.

Blaming the makers of a legal product, in an excruciatingly highly-regulated trade, for the misdeeds of others using completely different items, whose only similarity is a chemical class, is simply utter horseshit.
Such jurisprudence is the hallmark of mental retardation and absolute professional incapacity.

"Tested Positive." Give 'Em "Red Flag", Too!!

So let's get this straight.  You want to give Government even MORE powers?

...The Maryland resident spent 82 days in jail after he was arrested December 29 and accused of bringing a controlled substance into the country. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers who searched Haughton's bag upon his arrival to Baltimore/Washington International Airport said the honey he was carrying tested positive for drugs....

It gets worse.

...He stayed there until March when the charges against him were dropped after a second test in a Georgia lab found no signs of drugs.

"Once I came out, all my insurances collapsed, my credit was destroyed," he told the affiliate. "I lost my job, everything. They just left me a mess."

The father of six told WJLA he lost two jobs while sitting behind bars....
No apology from Government.  In fact, the prosecutor still maintains that there was 'no error' made.

Why sure, these characters should have "Red Flag" powers.  Why not??

Pp. Francis-Rousseau?

Pp. Francis' gang in the Vatican will be pushing the grievously-flawed "Will of God" statement, originally issued by Francis and one of the Muslim Imams.

The Vatican has created a special committee to draw out the principles contained in the controversial Abu Dhabi document, signed last February by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar.  ....The text was subsequently criticized by prominent theologians for “devaluing the person of Jesus” and “undermining the gospel itself” since it seemed to propose that God willed the existence of a plurality of religions just as he wills a plurality of sexes, races, and languages, rather than willing that all people find their salvation in Jesus Christ.....

The philosopher who advocates this particular type of indifferentism?  Rousseau.

...In distinction from this absolute Indifferentism, a restricted form of the error admits the necessity of religion on account, chiefly, of its salutary influence on human life. But it holds that all religions are equally worthy and profitable to man, and equally pleasing to God. The classic advocate of this theory is Rousseau, who maintains, in his “Emile”, that God looks only to the sincerity of intention, and that everybody can serve Him by remaining in the religion in which he has been brought up, or by changing it at will for any other that pleases him more (Emile, III)....
Theologically-educated Catholics defend the statement, asserting correctly that the statement refers to God's 'permissive' will, as opposed to His 'active' will.  But that particular nuance is not widely known, to say the least.  Catechesis on the point--like most catechesis--has been absent or muted, even though the permissive will is clearly in play when discussing tragedies and human suffering, e.g.

The problem is in the text as written:

The passage that caused the most furor reads, “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in his wisdom, through which he created human beings.”
Most people will NOT read the nuance of 'permissive will' into that short litany; rather, they will understand the text as referring to the active will.  That's heresy.

Perhaps Pp. Francis' committee will revise the statement so that it is perfectly clear, but that's not a good bet.  Francis' strong suit is ambiguity, after all, and he's not likely to change now. 

Besides, what would the Imam say?

Lindsey's Poison Apples

Remember the story of Snow White and the poison apple?  Well, children, the story hasn't changed, but the lead characters did.  Here's how it plays out in Washington D.C.

Lindsey Graham has spent a lot of time very publicly kissing the a** of Trump, defending his initiatives, and throwing nastygrams at the Democrats.  There's a reason:  Graham wants The Donald to take just a little bite of two poison apples. 

The first one is the Apple of the Red Flag and Background Check.  The second one is the Apple of Everlasting War in Afghanistan.

When The Donald bites on Lindsey's poison offerings, The Donald will ........well, you know the story.

Lindsey Graham was John McCain's bestest forever friend and some things never change.  Trump probably knows the story of Snow White.  Let's hope he doesn't fall for this crap.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

FEEBS Still Stalling, After All These Years....

Seems like the FBI may lack EVERY part of "Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity".

Well, yea, we already know about the 'integrity' and 'fidelity' parts.  But they're not even 'brave' enough to release records which they are ORDERED to release.

Think you'd get away with this shit if they were after YOU?

Not to mention............this is the very same FEEB which has not bothered to raid two of Epstein's residences and which got around to child-rape island only AFTER Epstein was murdered.

Not murdered?  Really?  Because ME's never make "mistakes"?


Anyhow, why are we paying for this "FBI" bunch?  Hmmmmm??

Court Dopes Order, Governor Refuses!!

You won't be surprised to know that it's a 9th Circus decision.

Citing constitutional protections against inflicting "cruel and unusual punishments" on criminals, a panel of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the State of Idaho must pay for the male-to-female gender reassignment surgery of an inmate...

Sure.  "Cruel and unusual."  Just having to read about the 9th Circus IS cruel and unusual punishment for normal human beings.  But I digress....

But it ain't over yet!!

...In response, Republican Gov. Brad Little vowed to make sure taxpayer money is not diverted to the sex offender's surgery, particularly because the treating physician and multiple mental health professionals maintain that it is not medically necessary....
Good.  Maybe the Bizzo Blackrobes should donate the money out of their own pockets.

Car Tech Stuff: Pain in the A**

No surprises here at all.

..."Automakers are spending lots of money on advanced technology development, but the constant alerts can confuse and frustrate drivers," said Kolodge. "If they can't be sold on lane-keeping -- a core technology of self-driving -- how are they going to accept fully automated vehicles?"

The study also found that built-in entertainment and connectivity apps are not meeting owners' expectations. Among the 29 percent of owners who have discontinued use of built-in apps, 46 percent say they "do not need it" and 18 percent say they "have another device that performs the function better."...
Now for the Idiot-Savant of The Month winner!!

...Carla Bailo, CEO of the Center for Automotive Research, told Automotive News in July there is a need to educate consumers about in-vehicle technology.

"The automated driver assistance systems that are now on vehicles," Bailo said, "sixty percent of people are turning them off. Why? Because they don't understand how they operate. So they're beeping at them; they hate the beeping, they don't know how to change the settings, so they're just turning it off."...
Sorry, Carla, but the consumers ARE "educated" by dealership personnel at the time of delivery.  And there are "Owner's Manuals" provided with every car. 

Get this through your thick head, Carla:  THEY DON'T WANT THIS STUFF.

You're KIDDING, Right?

News Item:

Campus crossing guards are coming to Marquette University.

What..........Blake and Blair can't cross the damn street by themselves?  Didn't their nanny teach them about "stoplights"?

Twenty years old and still can't cross the street by themselves.

We are in the End Times.

Lizzie Warren Courts the Rust Belt?

Senator "I'm-a-gonna get me a beer" Warren figured out why Trump won the Midwest's votes, and is going directly after the same bloc.  But there's a major 'missing link' here....

....“In a Warren administration, government policy will support American workers. I call it ‘Economic Patriotism.’

“We’ll create a new federal agency - the Department of Economic Development – to replace the Commerce Department and a handful of other federal agencies.

“We’ll pull them all together and this new agency will have a single mission: to defend and create American jobs. And, we’ll direct the new agency to use aggressive new tools, tools that other countries have used successfully, we’ll use them to boost American workers.

“This is not a question of more government or less government. It’s about who government works for....
(That's also a direct shot at Biden, of course, who is openly supporting Communist China by repeatedly stating that 'China is not a threat.' )

So what's that 'missing link'?

Warren doesn't mention mass illegal immigration.  Her statement leaves a HUGE 'hole in the wall', so to speak; Lizzie Fauxcahontas carefully steps around the question:  what is an 'American worker'?

One guess why that happened....

Monday, August 26, 2019

Orange Man Good!! China Caves (?)

Well, well, well.

How will Bloomberg and the WSJ write up THIS story? 

...China signaled on Monday it was now seeking a “calm” end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S., as Asian markets crumbled and China’s currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion in Chinese goods announced last Friday by the Trump administration.

Trump said Monday that officials from China called U.S. officials and expressed interest to “get back to the table,” The Wall Street Journal reported. He called the discussions a “very positive development.”...
Various pundits have speculated that Communist China has plenty of muscle and patience and will hold out until Trump is history.  Others have argued that Communist China is just another Potemkin Village, and with Hong Kong problems in the East and the Muslims raising Hell in the West, the ChiComs cannot push this string too far uphill.

Frankly, I don't trust the Communists--but this it interesting.

Parked in Chappaqua, NY

Ace of Spades (who else?) found this picture.


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Walsh Self-Describes....

The mostly-erratic one-termer speaks his own description.

...After being asked about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, he added, "We've never had a situation like this. ... You can't believe a word he says. He's nuts. He's erratic. He's cruel. He stokes bigotry. He's incompetent. He doesn't know what he's doing. George, he's a narcissist. The only thing he cares about is Trump."...
Ever listen to this guy on the radio?

"Nuts....erratic...narcissist....cares only for [himself]..."

Walsh will find--as did Bill Weld--that his 78 supporters will not get him very far in the rest of the country.  He will also find that his wack-a-doodle beliefs and policy prescriptions aren't that big a deal.

What you going to complain about, Joe?  Border control?  Taxes too low?  Cutting BabyKillerInc's funding?  Supreme Court (and all the other Courts) appointments?  Should we just give the Communists in China whatever they want?

Walsh also proclaimed that 'no one else stepped up,' apparently consigning Bill Weld to "no one" status.

And there's Walsh's funding.  The Money, Honey.....

Buy popcorn.

Jesuit General Sosa Is a Biden-esque Moonbat

Not only is he a material heretic on the topic of Satan, he's also a barking moonbat on the topic of immigration.  He's becoming the Joe Biden of the Catholic church..... one of his more controversial claims, Father Sosa said that nations have no right to enforce their borders because in the end, the land belongs to everyone.

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

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

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

Oh, it gets even more interesting!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

IPCC, Still Lying With Numbers

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Meanwhile, in the Fox River Valley

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

HT  PowerLine

Good Times, Good Times

Stolen directly from PowerLine

Nationalist or Patriot?

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

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

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

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

I have written elsewhere:

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

HT:  Cold Fury

Emergency!! Presidential Powers

Oh, yes he can!!

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

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

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

That's a lotta power, ain'a?

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

Who, I say??  WHO??

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


Progress!! ???

Cadged from AOSHQ

compare and contrast - drag racing.jpg

The Hillary-Francis Amazon Synod

She's Baa-aaack!! 

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

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

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

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


Friday, August 23, 2019

Red China Election Interference!! Does Anyone Care?

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

This constitutes Interference with Elections.

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


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

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

Same crickets.

Charlie Sykes, Joe Walsh, Wow!!!

Where there is Kristol, there is Sykes. 

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

Inquiring minds, and all that.

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

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

26 of 27 Worst Mass Shooters.....

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

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

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

"National Conservatism" v. Homo Economicus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sending Their Best, Eh?

Even the statistics are RRAAAAAAAAAAAAAYCISS!!!

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

Dr. Frankenstein, mit Teknobabbel!!

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

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

Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned Phrenology??

Jebbie General Babbles Diabolically

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

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

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

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

You get your fantasy symbols, we get ours.

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

Women Working a "Good Thing"?

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

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

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

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

Are MKE County Judges Idiots??

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

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

He continues his business in the City of Milwaukee.

Gunshots ensue.

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

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

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

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

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

Wackdoodle Walsh to Primary Trump?

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

Run against Trump

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

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Purgatory Chamber Closes!

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

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

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

Yes, that would be Hell.

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

Buy Kenosha Property NOW!!

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

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

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

On the Contrary, the NYTimes Is Right!

Blaska noted this sentence in a NYTimes articls.

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

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

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

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

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

Is Musk a Fiery Flim-Flam Man?

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

Yah.  That's it.  "FIERY"

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

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

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

"Police!!" Actually, NOT Police.

This is just wonderful.

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

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

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

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

Did EPA Dingbats Hear This?

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

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

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

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

Well, can you?

Pocan Loves Him Some Terrorists!

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

Except for "assault weapons" used by Mohammedan terrorists.

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

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

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


Popcorn Time??

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

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

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

The Gulag in the USA

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

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

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

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

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

Doofus Agency vs. Trump (and Common Sense)

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin, Progressives, and Sterilization

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lindsey's Ruling-Class Disease

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fuggedabout Greenland. Better Deal Here!!

The President should dump the Greenland idea.

Better deal RIGHT HERE, Mr. President!!!

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

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

Whadda deal, eh??


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

John Paul II on "Nationalism"

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

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


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

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

And prayer.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Trump Squeeze

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

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

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

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

"Nice" Church? Not Christ's.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carbon Free Tokin'Tony

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

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

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


Yup. Airbags Work

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

Fast Talk, No Soul

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

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

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

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

Branding Mercedes-Benz

Diametrically opposed to KIA branding.

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

No Manual Tranny on New 'vette!!

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

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

Girlzzz rule!!

AOC = Humpty Dumpty

Here's AOC on the question of racism.

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

Lewis Carroll had it long ago.

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Vos Speaks on Gun Legislation: "Nope"

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

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

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

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

AG Kaul Talks Like a Sausage

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

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

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

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

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

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

So in comes AG Kaul!!

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

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

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

Keep wishing, Josh.

AT&T Demeaning Women

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

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

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

Is AT&T intimating that women are really stupid?

Sounds that way to me.

Yes, There IS "Diabolic Possession"

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

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

Beware, Gun Control Types

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Who Needs Your Steeenkin' Laws?

An interesting little tale with a lesson at the end.

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

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

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

Think about that.

A Message for Republicans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Judge" Pirro Missed 2A Class in School

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

But the most significant swing-and-miss?

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

On Guns, Evers Has "No Plan"

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

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

What does all that mean?

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