Monday, July 27, 2015

Ron Johnson's Priorities

The Highway Robbery Bill, a porker, which the Senate passed (RoJo voted "YEA!!" of course) was a "must pass" bill; without its passage, Federal funding of the usual suspects will come to an end.

So RoJo, good little crony-ist that he is, voted for it.

Mike Lee attempted to add an amendment which would de-fund Planned Parenthood.  He couldn't find 9 other "pro-life" Senators to vote for that addition.

RoJo apparently was not interested.

We all have priorities, eh?

ObozoCare Failing Big-Time

No one with common sense would be surprised at that headline.

But the (R) Party, given TWO YEARS during which to shut it down, rolled over and played dead anyway.

Thanks, RoJo!!  Thanks, Boehner, you sot.

RoJo! Ryan!! Grothman!!! Pay Attention!

Not to worry.  They don't really give a rotten damn about this poll.

But in case YOU are interested, one poll says that FIFTY THREE PERCENT OF (R)-LEANING VOTERS think they are NOT well-represented in D.C.

One wonders if 47% are the corporate cronies or just clueless.

It Ain't Only the Ladies

Here's a short essay which should be made into sermon material.  Has to do with boob-shots at Mass.

But it's not only "the ladies."  The number of men who show up for Mass wearing shorts is mind-boggling.  Why bother with the nicely-pressed dress short-sleeved shirt?  Why not just yesterday's t-shirt?

Some of you are stuffed shirts during the work-week.  So do you show up at your law office wearing those shorts?  Think your clientele will take you seriously if you do?

What about God?  Will He?

Kudos to RoJo!

Kinda nice to find one positive nugget about our senior Senator.

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director R. James Woolsey warned lawmakers that natural and manmade electromagnetic pulses present an “existential threat to the American people” and accused congressional and White House officials of ignoring a potential catastrophe.

Testifying before the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee, Woolsey, who served two years under President Bill Clinton, warned that EMP is “a clear and present danger and that something must be done to protect the electric grid and other life sustaining critical infrastructures — immediately.”...

...Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the committee chairman, intends to address the potential catastrophe by proposing an immediate $100 million congressional allotment to address the vulnerabilities extent in the nation’s power grid.

The U.S., Johnson said, needs to “pull our heads out of the sand.”

“This is a threat that is real and we need to acknowledge it,” Johnson said.

Woolsey told Johnson – the lone lawmaker sitting through the hearing for the first hour and a half – that EMP “is not science fiction.

 It would be very easy to find FAR MORE than $100 million if RoJo would have ....oh, I dunno.....found the courage to eliminate ObozoCare.  But it's a start.

The Authority Writes on The Doe(s)

Esenberg holds forth.

In the wake of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision on the John Doe investigation, SpeciaL Prosecutor Fran Schmitz issued a strident statement criticizing the Court's decision. Losing an important case is always disappointing and a lawyer is certainly free to publicly differ with the outcome. But Schmitz' statement is revealing.

He says the Court's ruling "defies common sense" because now someone who contributes $ 25 to a candidate will have his or her name disclosed while someone who gives $ 100,000 to a group who closely coordinates with a candidate will not. That may be so and it may not be desirable, but it is a function of Wisconsin's outdated campaign finance law and not some distortion of that law by the court

Yes.  Legislatures, at all levels, write unclear or half-finished laws so that regulators can fill in the blanks damn near any way they want.  To a legislator, that's a feature, not a bug, by the way.

And--whether Schmitz was the brains behind this, or whether he was led down a garden-path by the clearly malevolent D.A. Chisholm (also featured in the below post),-- he was dead wrong on his interpretation of the law.

But that's not the part which inspires revulsion over the matter.

This is:

...Schmitz objects to the Court's characterization of the details of the raids. It doesn't matter. Let's step back and consider what happened here. At the instigation of the Democratic prosecutor of Milwaukee County, a five year long investigation into one side of the political spectrum was conducted. In it's initial iteration, it found almost nothing that it set out to find. That Democratic District Attorney doubled down and launched a new probe. In aid of this latter investigation, prosecutors blanketed Wisconsin's conservative infrastructure with astonishingly broad subpoenas and launched pre-dawn raids on the homes of certain activists. They told the targets that they could tell no one what was being done to them.

There is no dispute about any of that and, quite frankly, other details about the raids don't matter. If true, they merely aggravate the offense
. Treating political activists like drug traffickers is highly unusual and sends a clear message to others. Get involved in politics and you may be treated like a criminal.

Let's take this a step further.  "Justice" Kennedy has invited the Obozo Administration to prosecute those who object to queer "marriage" as "Haters."  "Hate speech" is a prosecutable offense in this country, you know.  While AG Lynch may not have the time or the resources to pursue "haters," the gate is wide open for similar raids on conscientious objectors.

Don't believe that?  Then watch the DOJ and California's AG prosecute the makers of the "Chop Shop" tapes.

This is the stuff about which Codevilla wrote, as mentioned below.

Codevilla on Trump, McCain, and the Brahmin (R)/(D) Caste

Prof. Angelo Codevilla has a few damning words for McCain and a lot more damning words for the (R) "Upper Class" surrounding that Senator.  (Codevilla was a staffer on the Senate Intel Committee.  He knows whereof he speaks.)

...Trump remarked, off the cuff, that “Mexico does not send us its best.” The public had long since decided that our ruling class’s handling of immigration (not just from Mexico) has done us harm. The ruling class – officials, corporations, etc.- booed with generalities but did not try to argue that they had improved America by their handling of immigration. The more they would argue that, the more they would lose....

Yah, well, we knew all about Mexico.  So what about McCain?  Turns out that Rove had his number a long time ago.

...Because Americans are sick of celebrating victims of defeats, and naturally eager to enjoy the kind of peace that only victories can bring, Trump’s expressed preference for heroes who “don’t get captured” resonated. Trump may or may not know any of the unsavory details about McCain’s actions as a POW and, as a public official, in regard to POWs and MIAs. But it does not take much research to find out why nobody will defend him other than by trying to prevent discussion those details. Surely Republican “architect” Karl Rove, who organized South Carolina’s military vote against McCain in the 2000 primary, knows them. The families of Vietnam POWs-MIAs pour onto anyone who will listen to their bitterness at McCain’s role in denying the existence of abandoned POWs and sealing information about them....

Oh.  Well, that makes all that High Dudgeon about McCain considerably less honorable, ain'a?

...The point here is simple: our ruling class has succeeded in ruling not by reason or persuasion, never mind integrity, but by occupying society’s commanding heights, by imposing itself and its ever-changing appetites on the rest of us. It has co-opted or intimidated potential opponents by denying the legitimacy of opposition. Donald Trump, haplessness and clownishness notwithstanding, has shown how easily this regime may be threatened just by refusing to be intimidated....

"Refusing to be intimidated" plays no small part in the massive arming-up of the US citizenry over the last several years, by the way.  This is not just about "criminals," although that plays the largest part.  It's also about the natural American resistance to Statist ambitions.  Yes, the IRS (and dozens of other agencies, Fed, State, and local), can obliterate one's cash and savings with the flip of a switch, and yes (as proven locally by D.A. Chisholm) they can rip through one's personal effects with impunity.  So far, anyway....but even local turds like Chisholm have to be thinking "what if?" one of their actions leads to real conflict.  The term '4th-generation warfare' exists for a reason.

And there are topics about which even Trump will not speak, but which are more important than illegals and

...Justice Kennedy’s majority opinions in Windsor and Obergefell preemptively accused anyone who opposed redefining marriage to include homosexuals of being “offensive,” “hateful.” Refusal to honor homosexual unions, he wrote, is not “explicable by anything except animus.” What if a statesman, speaking for the American people, were to ask what, precisely, is so honorable about anal intercourse that those who refuse to honor it should be so stigmatized? Before 1961, all 50 states criminalized anal intercourse, heterosexual as well as homosexual. Why precisely were they wrong in doing so? By what right does anyone place such questions “out of bounds”?...

Were Trump interested in this, he might declare Kennedy to be both full of s&^% and a slanderous slut.  (That would be accurate, but not PC, of course.)

...After a video showing officials of federally-funded Planned Parenthood taking orders for body parts of babies to be custom-slaughtered for that purpose, House Speaker John Boehner deflected demands for legislation to stop this by saying he needed more information....

...oh, yah.  Boehner's hung-over feckless spine-deprived crap is Biblical-proportioned.  This "need for information" comes from a "Catholic" who regularly campaigns on his anti-abortion creds???

...Republicans and Democrats profit personally and through their corporate cronies by a welter of legislation and regulation by which they command what we must eat, how to shower, what medical care is proper and what is not: mandating that a third of the U.S. corn crop be turned into ethanol, restricting the use of coal, how we may use our land, etc.  They justify these predatory intrusions into our lives by claiming that peculiar knowledge of science unavailable to others. They refuse to justify their scientific conclusions with the likes of us....

Oh, yes,  Our Leaders are Smart, Informed, and Better.  And even when they are criminals (viz. Hillary and Lerner, inter alia) they are well-fed and pensioned courtesy of the taxpayer.

Trump is not the answer.  But he has a lot of the right questions.

McConnell Continues Baby-killer Funding

The oleaginous huckster McConnell slithers on.

The Highway (Robbery) Bill passed the Senate last night.  We all knew that would happen. 

And Mike Lee tried to add an amendment which would de-fund the Planned Parenthood chop-shop.

That amendment was said to be "not relevant" to the highway bill.

However, a Ron Johnson favorite "failure theater" amendment WAS added, to defund ObozoCare.

Evidently that amendment IS "germane."

Nearest I can figure out, McConnell wants his highway to Hell to be nicely paved.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Remember This

HT:  MoonBattery

Ranting on the P*ssy-Wimp (R) Consultants

Yes, the little p*ssy-wimp geeks (Republican Consultants) are all a-twitter, panty-wadded, and a-fuffle over Trump.

Actual Conservatives fire back. 

A couple of choice bits here, with P*ssy-wimp accusations in bold:

...You’re angry as Hell, and by God, you’re going to teach the GOP a lesson. See? You do get it. Dimly, because you then go on: Even if it means (and it well may) that Hillary Clinton sits in the White House, names 3 or 4 Supreme Court justices and lets Bill run around the East Wing molesting the help, you’re going to teach the hated Establishment a lesson. Ahh yes, the old SCOTUS boogeyman. If we keep our little temper tantrum going, why, we'll miss out on stalwart Republican Justices like Anthony “Watch as I repeatedly cite my own opinions to invent case law” Kennedy and John “Tax 'em if you got 'em” Roberts....


...You’ve decided to become one-issue voters, and immigration is the be-all, end-all issue. Immigration is not the issue, Rick. Illegal immigration that threatens to change the national character and culture while at the same time impoverishing the working class is. There is a big difference. This is an important issue, but you're missing the big picture. The important this here is that the Republican Party has repeatedly rolled over on amnesty after running promising to oppose it. Again, and again and again. You've been lying to us Rick, pissing in our faces and telling us it's raining outside. We elected you to oppose amnesty. Specifically. You haven't. You've supported it. The long hair we just pulled off your collar, this time we're supposed to believe that “she's just a friend”? Yeah right...

Yes, there's more!!

...You don’t know and don’t care why the professionals want Trump in the rear-view mirror Why, by all means. We should stand back and let the “professionals” handle it. Professionals like who Rick? Like you? Like Steve Schmidt? Like the Barbour boys down in Mississippi, appealing to Democrats to get establishment butt boy Thad Cochran elected by hook or by crook?....

Actually, that one was ALL crook.  Come to think of it, Crooks and Liars.

The rest is just as good.

McCain: "Don't Arm the Troops"

Interesting little side-note here.

...Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.”

That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it....

You must remember that McCain was an officer, not an EM.  That makes a difference, I guess.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Two Senate Slimeballs Meet.....

...and merge into a Super-Slimeball.

McConnell wants to save Ex-Im because his Chamber masters told him to.

Reid wants to save the National Chop-Shop.

So McConnell arranged it all in one fell swoop on the Highway funding monster.

Talk about a Cantina Scene.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Another Loss for ObozoCare

While Obozo revels in his (temporary) victory, grinding the Little Sisters of the Poor into ObozoCare's Moloch-machine, the 8th Circuit said "not so fast" vis-a-vis individual coverage.

"Last year, for profit business owners prevailed against the HHS mandate imposed by Obamacare when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby. Now, individuals and families may also sue to win protection from the Obamacare Mandate, when they have conscientious objections based on sincerely held religious beliefs. As the case has been remanded to the federal district court where our clients' religious liberty claims will be evaluated in light of the governing Hobby Lobby precedent, we hope to prevail in the end."   CMR quoting Christian Newswire

Of course, "Justice" Roberts may well declare that "Sincerely held" may really be "ostensibly held", or that the sun rises in the West this year.  One never knows about lawyers.

Cruz Gets It (Again)

Hmmm.  Ted Cruz is already attempting to amend the Highway (Robbery) Bill with EIGHT seriously important items.

Assuming McConnell allows the amendments (see below post), watch how the Pussy Brigade of (R) folk vote on them.  They'll try to have it both ways--voting FOR the amendment and then AGAINST the Highway Robbery bill itself--or vice-versa.  Then they'll tell you--the voter--that they "opposed" something while having voted FOR it.

Sure it's fraud.  It's also Failure Theater in action. And it's why Trump is on top of the polls.

Prediction: PP Funding To Remain in Place

Extending the "pussies" post below, here's what RedState sees happening on PP funding.

Rand Paul will attempt to amend the Highway Bill Christmas Tree with a "defund PP" amendment.

McConnell will not allow it to be attached.

There will be committees, investigations, and much chattering from the Pussy Class, (want to guess which way RoJo goes?)

And PP will be funded, just like all the special interests who have their hands in the Highway Bill pocket.

Then the (R) girls will ask for money from you so they can stop spending your money on PP.

Rush on Trump

Just heard Rush's current take on Trump.  Can't be said that Rush is an un-alloyed fan, but along the way, Rush made a very good point.

He said (in substance) that while Trump doesn't say things too well, the people who voted "R" in the last three elections HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO SAY THIS STUFF about immigration, the Iran deal, (etc.)

But the Party has a way of extracting spines from its men and women once they arrive in DC.  The best local example is Ron Johnson, who was neutered about 1 year in and whose (internal) polling undoubtedly shows it, as does his fundraising vis-a-vis Feingold.

One does not have to favor Trump--who is a megalomaniacal blowhard as crass as Croesus--to understand why the (R) pussies don't like him.


You could also read Ace's take on it--which is pretty much the same as Limbaugh's.

Sample (but not the whole discussion):

 ...My problem with Lewis' piece is that he continues -- as so many corporate/establishment conservatives do -- to assume that the conservatives they don't like are just stupid Followers of Entertainment Wing demagogues, and if those demagogues could just be persuaded to change their tunes, the stupid Followers would finally Do the Right Thing (which continues to be Following, but this time they'd be Following the correct orders, these orders approved by Corporate/Establishment Central)....

Yah, well, they're in NYC/DC/LA/SFO, so they're at least 50 points smarter than anyone else, right?

"Chop Shop" Corporate Supporters

Without a doubt, the best abbreviation for the Planned Parenthood dismember-and-sell operation was given by a Limbaugh caller a couple of days ago.

She characterized PP as a "chop-shop."

Well, yah. 

There are 41 corporate outfits which donate money to Planned Parenthood.  Among them are AT&T (have "U-Verse"?), Ford Motor Company, (the Better Idea, Ford?), Coca-Cola, (which would like to teach the world to screeeaaaammmmm!!), J&J (to them it's just business, ya'know), and Liberty Mutual, which will treat you like an adult if you actually escape the womb alive.)

As Vox asks:  are they all OK with this chop-shop thing?


New "Smart Technology" Hijacking Reports

So you all heard that a hacker can literally shut off your Chrysler Corp (FCA) vehicle, right?

...Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no avail. Then the windshield wipers turned on, and wiper fluid blurred the glass....I mentally congratulated myself on my courage under pressure. That’s when they cut the transmission. Immediately my accelerator stopped working. As I frantically pressed the pedal and watched the RPMs climb, the Jeep lost half its speed, then slowed to a crawl. This occurred just as I reached a long overpass, with no shoulder to offer an escape....

Oh, there's more!!  Have an Iphone?  Android phone?

Following news that iOS devices are at risk of spyware related to the Hacking Team, the saga continues into the Android sphere. We found that among the leaked files is the code for Hacking Team’s open-source malware suite RCSAndroid (Remote Control System Android), which was sold by the company as a tool for monitoring targets.

The RCSAndroid code can be considered one of the most professionally developed and sophisticated Android malware ever exposed. The leak of its code provides cybercriminals with a new weaponized resource for enhancing their surveillance operations.  (HT:  Ticker)

Not done yet!!

Someone who researched NSA/FBI domestic spying learned that those entities (along with DEA, DHS, and any State/Local LEO agency) can order GM to "turn on" the microphone above your head, whether your OnStar is active or not.  That way, they can listen to every word said in your GM car.

Kinda reminds me of an old novel with a character called "Big Brother."  YMMV.

World Growth? See CAT Sales

One of the mainstays of industrial America is Caterpillar (CAT).  They make the dump trucks, road-graders, earth-movers, and other "heavy" machinery which is absolutely necessary to build buildings and roads and extract stuff from under the earth.

So when the Professional Class Yappers tell you that "global growth is goin' on", the easy way to check their story is against CAT.

And you'll wish you hadn't.

...the company's publicly disclosed monthly retail sales have just one message for anyone who follows them: forget recession, there is a global depression going on. 

And it is not just in China as many would like to scapegoat: in June, in addition to a -19% drop in Asia Pacific (following a 30% Y/Y plunge a year ago, which in turn followed a 21% drop in 2013), US retail sales posted their first Y/Y decline since February, dropping by 5%. 

But the real depression is in Latin America, where CAT retail sales plummeted by a whopping 50%: the most in reported history, and follow an 18% drop from a year earlier....

CAT retail sales have been going down since about 2Q11 after a rise beginning 3Q09 (which followed the nastiness of sales in '08.)

Wis. GAB Uses Obozo Line

You know the Obozo line:  "I just read that in the newspapers, myself.  Don't know anything about it."

Sure, he's lying--his lips were moving, after all, and he's a lawyer to boot.

Anyhow, the Wisconsin GAB issues the same sort of crap, and expects us to believe it.

Myth 1: GAB was a bystander in the John Doe investigation and ensuing litigation, and merely filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court.

The truth is GAB Director Kevin Kennedy and the GAB began working with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm on Aug. 8, 2012. The GAB was admitted into Chisholm’s John Doe investigation in Sept. 2012, soon after it began.

The GAB helped prepare the affidavits for search warrants at issue in the Wisconsin Supreme Court case. 

The GAB recruited and hired Francis Schmitz, the Doe special prosecutor. The GAB gave him office space. 

The GAB paid for his work on briefing in the case. The GAB even wrote substantial portions of Schmitz’s briefs before presiding) Judge Gregory Peterson and the appellate courts.

Yes, there's more.,  Follow the link above.

Not only should the Legislature erase GAB completely; they should also erase any pensions and health-coverage for Kevin Kennedy.  Now.

RoJo's Immigration Vote

We mentioned that Senator Ron Johnson--now pleading for money to get re-elected--voted FOR the new immigration bill.

Want to know what that bill does?  Among other things:

...Legislation written behind closed doors by handpicked special interest groups which put their political agendas and financial gains before sound and effective law and the welfare and safety of the American public. As a result, the 1,200 page substitute bill before the Senate will provide instant legalization and a path to citizenship to gang members and other dangerous criminal aliens, and handcuff ICE officers from enforcing immigration laws in the future. It provides no means of effectively enforcing visa overstays which account for almost half of the nation’s illegal immigration crisis....

There's more!!

...The final bill 68 senators voted for therefore expressly made amnesty available to gang members – an amnesty that included access to green cards, welfare and the prize of U.S. citizenship....

Maybe RoJo's fundraising appeals should go to MS-13 headquarters.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brett Favre, H8ter

We all know that Brett Favre has a few faults; he said so last weekend in Green Bay.

But you didn't know that he's a H8ter, did you?

...NFL great Brett Favre is being denounced by the left’s new cultural commissars for not clapping long and hard enough at ESPN’s ESPY awards, as Bruce/“Caitlyn” Jenner received a “Courage” award for his efforts to become a woman.  Oddly, Favre did applaud – not doing so would have been a grave heresy to America’s new church of progressive inquisitors.  ...

The Special Snowflakes mewl and whine in horror (dare one say 'hysterically' or not?).


The End of Elmbrook, River Hills, and Mequon

Fifty years from now, "ancient history" will include such places as Elm Grove, Brookfield, Mequon, and River Hills.  That's because while they may continue to exist in name, they will not be "suburbs."  They'll merely be annexations of "Milwaukee."  (Yah--the city which is on its way to DOUBLING its murders from 2014...)

...AFFH obligates grantees to conduct all of these analyses at both the local and regional levels. In other words, it’s not enough for, say, Philadelphia’s “Mainline” Montgomery County suburbs to analyze their own populations by race, ethnicity, and class to determine whether there are any imbalances in where groups live, or in access to schools, parks, transportation, and jobs. Those suburbs are also obligated to compare their own housing situations to the Greater Philadelphia region as a whole.

So if some Montgomery County’s suburbs are predominantly upper-middle-class, white, and zoned for single-family housing, while the Philadelphia region as a whole is dotted with concentrations of less-well-off African Americans, Hispanics, or Asians, those suburbs could be obligated to nullify their zoning ordinances and build high-density, low-income housing at their own expense....

... In other words, by obligating all localities receiving HUD funding to compare their demographics to the region as a whole, AFFH effectively nullifies municipal boundaries. Even with no allegation or evidence of intentional discrimination, the mere existence of a demographic imbalance in the region as a whole must be remedied by a given suburb. Suburbs will literally be forced to import population from elsewhere, at their own expense and in violation of their own laws. In effect, suburbs will have been annexed by a city-dominated region, their laws suspended and their tax money transferred to erstwhile non-residents. And to make sure the new high-density housing developments are close to “community assets” such as schools, transportation, parks, and jobs, bedroom suburbs will be forced to develop mini-downtowns. In effect, they will become more like the cities their residents chose to leave in the first place....

Heh.  One wonders how Tom Barrett and his (D) pals will explain this to his ultra-high-dollar (D) donors, most of whom live in the North Shore/Mequon areas--and the many who live in The Grove and Brookfield.

Kudos to Walker on Abortion

Gov. Walker signed the 20-week ban on chopping up babies.

Very good, indeed!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Think Your Medical Records Are Private? Wrong!!

It's not that the Feds should never have access to your records.

The problem is that under "administrative subpoenas" they can have anything they want--no "cause" needed.

Administrative subpoenas are issued unilaterally by government agencies -- meaning without approval by neutral judges -- and without probable cause stated under oath and affirmation as required by the Fourth Amendment. There are now 336 federal statutes authorizing administrative subpoenas, according to the Department of Justice.

In U.S. v Zadeh, the DEA obtained the records of 35 patient files without showing probable cause or obtaining a warrant issued by a judge. Citing New Deal-era case law, Judge Reed O’Connor noted that “[t]he Supreme Court has refused to require that [a federal] agency have probable cause to justify issuance of an administrative subpoena,” and that they may be issued “merely on suspicion that the law is being violated, or even just because it wants assurance that it is not." (Emphasis added).

In other words, the government may now use “fishing expeditions” for medical records.

Remember that over the weekend, Obozo ordered that SocSec recipients can be denied gun possession if they are 'mentally incapable of managing their own affairs' (meaning any damn thing one wants it to mean, including Alzheimer's....)

It is reported that the NSA is jealous.

Illegal Hiring in Waukesha?

It's to be expected that the Left will harass (R) candidates.  It's to be expected that such harassment will be written up in news articles.

But it's not often that we learn of companies which are breaking US law in one of those stories, is it?

...Flores, who lives in Waukesha and works for a medical supply factory, said he and his wife live in fear of being deported and separated from their children, who he said were all born in the United States....

Oh, really?  What factory is this?

We also note, to the credit of the reporter, that the pure bullshit line about "..separated from their children" was ignored in the rest of the story.  Take the kids home with you to Mexico, Mr. Flores. 

There.  Problem fixed.

Now let's find that factory and prosecute them.

Friday, July 17, 2015

KaBoom! Remove Chisholm!

Listen to the podcast.

Eric O'Keefe, one of the targets of Chisholm's Fascism, will submit a petition to Walker to remove Chisholm from office (which Walker has the power to do, as Governor.)

He's also going after a ton of records from the Fascist and his lackey, Schmitz--and intends to release those records to the public in the next several weeks and months.

Think Walker will do the right thing here?  Charlie doesn't--after all, there's a primary at stake.  (That is interesting in itself, by the way.)

Stay tuned, as they say.

Who's This Part-Time UW Prof-Twit?

Whatever this "Sarah" person is, it ain't what Wisconsin needs.

Goldrick-Rab, a self-proclaimed liberal, replied: “It isn’t the cuts. If this goes through, we are all leaving. No joke.”

Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

HT:  Owen

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Body-Slam of Schmitz/Chisholm

Not only did SCOWI nail shut the fetid coffin of the Schmitz/Chisholm John Doe.

They also body-slammed the perps (Schmitz and Chisholm).

“It is utterly clear that the special prosecutor has employed theories of law that do not exist in order to investigate citizens who were wholly innocent of any wrongdoing. In other words, the special prosecutor was the instigator of a ‘perfect storm’ of wrongs that was visited upon the innocent Unnamed Movants and those who dared to associate with them. It is fortunate, indeed, for every other citizen of this great State who is interested in the protection of fundamental liberties that the special prosecutor chose as his targets innocent citizens who had both the will and the means to fight the unlimited resources of an unjust prosecution. Further, these brave individuals played a crucial role in presenting this court with an opportunity to re-endorse its commitment to upholding the fundamental right of each and every citizen to engage in lawful political activity and to do so free from the fear of the tyrannical retribution of arbitrary or capricious governmental prosecution. Let one point be clear: our conclusion today ends this unconstitutional John Doe investigation.”  --quoted at PowerLine

Since Schmitz states that he voted for Walker, we are supposed to believe that this was a 'non-partisan' effort.

In reality, it was a VERY partisan effort--on behalf of unlimited Statist power.  This was the semi-militarized version of "STFU" delivered under color of law.

Remember that Schmitz is a retired Federal prosecutor.  Is this also the mindset of the rest of the Federal prosecutors in the US?

Or was Schmitz just a tool who was under the spell of John Chisholm, who was in turn under the spell of his own wife?

Obozo, the Domestic Terrorist

Aside from the IRS' criminal activities and the AG's willful ignoring of various criminal prosecutions, there's another, even more significant, cloud on the horizon.

Obozo is probably going to release a whole lot of federal prisoners--violent, gang- and drug- criminals--into the country.

On Monday, Obama announced his plan to commute the sentences of 46 drug offenders serving time in federal prison, bringing the total number of commutations to 86 since he has taken office....

... Obama noted that these individuals were not “hardened criminals” and were in prison only for “non-violent drug offenses.”  This is part of the broader red herring argument propagated by the bipartisan “criminal justice reform cartel” – that there is an epidemic of 19-year-olds locked up in federal prison caught smoking marijuana once in their lifetime.  But the reality is that most people serving in federal prison have done some serious drug dealing or are connected to violent drug cartels or gangs....

...A quick glance at the sentencing history of these 46 individuals reveals that a number of them were dealing or trafficking large amounts of cocaine or methamphetamine....Keep in mind that many of these individuals could have initially been charged with greater offenses but entered into a plea bargain.

As usual, when Obozo's lips are moving, he's lying.

As the essayist notes, Obozo could--because of his power of pardon--release tens of thousands of federal prisoners.

Think it won't happen?  Wanna bet?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Progressives Have a Theology. It's Wrong, But...

On occasion, we have spoken of The Progressives in American political life.  But those Progressives are hardly confined to our shores; they also had (and have) sisters across the pond.

And they have a theology, which is voiced, these days, by Cdl. Kasper of Germany who is making a lot of waves about the upcoming Synod on the Family.  Kasper makes waves because he would like the Church to...ahh....modify...her position on marriage and perverted sex.

An Austrian theologian, Dr. Thomas H. Starck, wrote a mid-length essay on Kasper's theology.  In it, we find this:

...Teilhard’s eschatology of the Omega point describes a return of world and history to God, as a result of an evolutionary process of development and self-perfection taking place in history. This historical-philosophical pattern corresponds structurally to that of German idealism, especially the Hegelian philosophy of spirit. According to Hegel, history is in fact a process of development in which the absolute spirit comes to itself by synthesizing its “being-in-itself” with its “being-for-itself” into a “being in-and-for-itself,” and at the end returns to itself and grasps itself as the true which is the real

From revelation we know, however, that the end of the story is not characterized by the final self-perfection of creation, but by its ultimate apostasy and the concomitant ultimate catastrophe in human history. It has often been pointed out that it is not apparent how the eschatology of Teilhard could be compatible with the Scriptures

It thus seems to me not too far-fetched, given the quotations cited, to suspect that the basic problem of the theology of Kasper is its dependence on specific positions of the philosophy of German idealism. Moreover, this assessment is supported by the fact that Kasper sees himself in the tradition of the Tübingen School, which is known to have attempted to re-establish Catholic intellectual life on the foundation of German idealism. 

Kasper’s pneumatology, of which his ecclesiology is a function, has as its object a “spirit” that—as Kasper himself says—is not identical to the third divine person, but is much more reminiscent of Hegel’s absolute spirit, who in a historical process, synthesizing its dialectical opposites in itself, develops into the whole, that is the truth. ...

Reduced to simpler terms:  Teilhard, Hegel, and Walter Kasper believe that Humanity is a 'work in progress', finding its way to perfection, the Omega Point.  We all are aware that The Progressive, following its evolution-based theories,hold the same belief.  

Implicitly (and explicitly), Kasper and those preceding fellow-travelers deny objective reality, or "order" in the world; rather, they find that "order" is in constant change--something which also showed up in a different forum with Freud and Bernays.

The secular/atheist Progressive, when faced with opposition, declares such opposition to be out of bounds and will do whatever it takes to destroy the opponent.  See, e.g., "Justice" Kennedy's nascent attempt to silence opponents of un-natural "marriage" by declaring that voicing such opposition is "hate speech", and his utterly irrational decision in Windsor (which happens to capture the Teilhard/Hegel/Kasper theology very well), or the Oregon bureaucrat who silenced the bakers over his decision to deprive them of all their earthly possessions because they refused to bake for sodomites. 

You may call that "progress."  I don't think you understand the meaning of that word.

(Another look at the situation, very short and clear, can be found here)

RoJo Already Voted FOR The Treaty

Ace observes that--regardless of the Failure Theater from McConnell--every single Senate Republican already voted FOR the treaty with Iran.

So you'll get to spend a few days while "the opposition Party" inveighs and screeches against the treaty they already voted to approve.

This is RoJo's style:  vote FOR something and subsequently, in a meaningless move, vote AGAINST it.  And he expects your vote, again, next November.

Sure, Ron.

It may be that the treaty is actually a good deal.  Based only on Obozo's track record to date, I seriously doubt it.  But it matters not.

The point is RoJo's duplicity, and there's plenty of that to go around.

Auschwitz Lives On

Actually, there are New Nazis to replace the Old Nazis.

Now Mengele would be called "Planned Parenthood."

....the chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of America talking on camera about how to abort a child intact so the child’s body parts can be transferred for medical and scientific research....

You thought that Evil is gone?  Think again.  This is the reality of the Progressve, Enlightened ones.

Here's the list of PP/Wisconsin's Eminentoes, by the way.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Obozo Crucifies the LIttle Sisters of the Poor!

You know that he's been waiting for this moment and is overjoyed.

Moments ago, in a departure from the U.S. Supreme Court’s protection of the Little Sisters of the Poorlast year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Little Sisters must comply with the government’s HHS mandate. This mandate forces religious ministries to violate their faith or pay massive IRS penalties …Hot Air quoting The Becket Fund

There's really not that much to say.  We all knew his objectives within a year of his first inauguration.  He's damn near a clean sweep on those.