Sunday, April 30, 2023

The Houston Massacre

Yah, five people, including an 8-year-old, dead.

AR involved.  Home invasion. 

Not too prominent a story in Teh Nooz, is it?

The shooter was an illegal alien.

Added 5/1:  To his credit, Ted Perry (Channel 6/MKE) mentioned that the shooter is an illegal.  This is not the first time that Channel 6 news has exposed the 'illegals' problem.  Kudos!


 Saw the movie last night.

It's intense, as you may have heard.  It's also designed to be red meat for hard-boiled Christians, using Latin, Hebrew, and Greek as marks of 'authenticity'; to my sensibilities, the language-stuff was cheesy pandering to a Bible-belting crowd; it wasn't really necessary, but that's a matter of taste; it did its job. 

There's a nasty little swipe at Roman Catholics when a priest appears, but you'd expect that from a movie clearly made by evangelicals, and in reality, some Roman Catholics likely approved of the scene.  (It would have been far better if the priest was identified as a Jesuit, for reasons known to actual Catholics.)

Nonetheless, the movie makes its point very well, thus "intense."  The principal actor developed his character extremely well; the secondary character was also well-played, but his part was a little more 'stock character.'  The prison warden deserves plaudits, as do all the other minor characters who played their parts very well.

It was unfortunate that the last 10 minutes or so were very weak.  Perhaps that was due to the (cheesy, again) appearance of Glenn Beck, which added nothing to the plot that could not have been done much better with a different character conversing with the psychiatrist, e.g., his girlfriend, or another psychiatric professional, or even his next-door neighbor.  Sort of like the 'languages' thing, having Beck appear makes the inverse case for 'less is more'.

All told?  Worth seeing as a stark and powerful reminder of the existence and activities of powers and principalities which we tend to forget or deliberately push to the back of the mind while worrying about inflation, celebrity twits, or politics; you know, 'important stuff.'

But it's not Gibson's "Passion."

DeSantis' Silly Israel Showboating

The Governor of Florida went to Jerusalem to sign a new Florida law.


This week Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida made a trip to Israel to sign HB 269, a bill that makes it a felony with up to five years in jail for passing out “offensive” flyers or pamphlets. This move has been widely criticized by free speech advocates and legal experts as a gross violation of the First Amendment. The bill states that anyone distributing “any material for the purpose of intimidating or threatening the owner” could be convicted of a felony “hate crime.” While we often write about the “hate speech” rules on Big Tech platforms, this is far worse. This is the state of Florida violating the First Amendment of the United States....

...HB 269, however, seeks to criminalize speech that is deemed “intimidating” by the state. This is an extremely vague and subjective standard, and it could be used to silence a wide range of speech that is protected by the First Amendment. It is important to note that the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that speech that some may find offensive is still protected under the First Amendment.

This isn’t the first time Ron DeSantis has signed anti-First Amendment legislation while in Israel. Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 741, also known as the “Combating Public Disorder” bill, into law on May 14, 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel. The signing ceremony took place at the David Citadel Hotel, where DeSantis was joined by several prominent Jewish leaders and members of the Israeli government....

Some people complain that Trump says nasty things on Twitter.

Did Trump try an end-run around the First Amendment by putting on a dog-and-pony show in a foreign country?

Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Cause of the Fall of Camelot

The cynics among you--and those without any faith--will deride this cause/effect thing.  Do it at your own risk.  Dante took it seriously.

...when Dante asks her how she and Paolo first fell, we see a series of errors, and a failure to see beyond the immediate urgency:

    One day we two were reading for delight
         about how love had mastered Lancelot;
         we were alone and innocent and felt
    No cause to fear.  And as we read, at times
         we went pale, as we caught each other’s glance;
         but we were conquered by one point alone.
    For when we read that the much longed-for smile
         accepted such a gentle lover’s kiss,
         this man, whom nothing shall divide from me,
    Trembled to place his lips upon my mouth.
         A pander was that author, and his book!
         That day we did not read another page.”

They should not have been alone together.  They should not have been reading about the adulterous affair of Lancelot and Guinevere.  They should have kept on reading, but they did not.

Had they continued, they might have encountered the madness that beset Lancelot, his disloyalty to his friend and lord, Arthur, the scandal that simmered among the ladies and the knights of the Round Table and that spread to compromise Arthur’s reputation; the fracturing of that goodly fellowship, and the fall of Camelot....

Ask not for whom the bell tolls.  It tolls for thee.

The beginning of the end of the US was the Griswold decision.  Don't think so?  Game out the timetable yourself.  Be sure to include the countless recissions of laws dealing with adultery, homosexual practice, (etc.), and the enshrining of gay "marriage" and now, tranny-dom.  

Don't forget!!  Sex with children is next on the plate.

FBI Follows Ukraine Directions. Bend Over, Americans!

It's worse than you think.  Turns out the FBI also suppresses information at the request of the switch-hitting CorruptoCrat Zelenskiy.  Isn't that why you pay the FBI, comrade??

...Within the interview the head of the Ukraine Cyber Information Security Service admits to how they use the FBI to pressure Facebook into removing content the Ukraine government doesn’t like.

[…] “Once we have a trace or evidence of disinformation campaigns via Facebook or other resources that are from the U.S., we pass this information to the FBI, along with writing directly to Facebook,” said llia Vitiuk, head of the Department of Cyber Information Security in the Security Service of Ukraine.

We asked FBI for support to help us with Meta, to help us with others, and sometimes we get good results with that,” noted Vitiuk.

The obvious question:  how much did the FBI do for Biden's other pals, the Red Chinese?

Not Exaggerating Here

 Goes double for "climate experts" quoted in the MSM.