Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Obama's Office IT Compromised

The Most Competent President EVAHHH!!

...The computers in the Executive Office of the President have been down for two weeks because they were hacked by a foreign power–the Obama administration now says Russia–and administration technical personnel are having trouble bringing them back on line. This is a huge story, obviously, and it is inconceivable that Power Line knew about it, but no one in the vast Washington press corps got wind of the fact that computer systems belonging to the White House and dozens of important federal agencies (National Security Staff, to name just one) had been hacked and were out of commission....

Yes, friends, it gets worse.

...“U.S. officials were alerted to the breach by an ally.” This means that when the intrusion occurred, we were unaware of it. It also implies that it may have gone on for a long time before someone who spies on Russia–the British? the Israelis?–tipped us off....

The Most Intelligent and Competent Administration and President, EVAHHHH!

Not to worry.  NSA undoubtedly has a handle on this.  But first they have to un-plug their sniffers from all the US citizens' computers.

Mary Burke's Cabinet

Let us look at the possibility of a Mary Burke victory. 

We already know some of her track record--no strategic plan, no success whatever as Doyle's Sec/Commerce, and labeled as "a disaster" by another Doyle-ite.

Not good.

And it gets worse!!

...Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter....

Well, yah.  Anyone experienced at reading between the lines knew that she had been shitcanned. although it is VERY uncommon in family-held companies.

...The former employee, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal from the Burke family, said Mary Burke was made to return to Wisconsin and apologize to a group of about 35 Trek executives for her treatment of employees and for the plummeting European bottom line.

Managers in Europe used to call Burke “pit bull on crack” or “Attila the Hun,” one source said.

In fact, the European sales-force was in all-out revolt over this dame's "management."  It became a question of canning the Golden Girl or losing the sales-force--and Goldilocks lost.

“She is very divisive, very opinionated, but she’s not smart enough to have the right opinion,” Ellerman said. “But she’s a Burke, and she got to do whatever the hell she wanted.”

So.

Who's fool enough to work in Burke's Cabinet?

Heh.

Why Every Cop-Shop Needs Armored Vehicles

Many citizens wonder why local cop-shops and sheriff's departments "need" full-armored vehicles.

Here's the explanation!

....traffic accidents have been the leading cause of police fatalities in 14 of the last 16 years. A separate study from the group found that around half of the officers who died in a crash weren't wearing a seatbelt...

It ain't bad-guys with guns, folks. In reality, regular squad cars simply don't provide the protection one needs from speeding through traffic without a seat-belt.

Who'dathunkit??

Atkisson Was First. Are YOU Next?

The clear and present danger is currently the Obama Regime.  In 2016 it'll be another regime.

“[B]y November 2012,” she writes, “there are so many disruptions on my home phone line, I often can’t use it. I call home from my mobile phone and it rings on my end, but not at the house.” More devices on the fritz at Attkisson Central: “My television is misbehaving. It spontaneously jitters, mutes, and freeze-frames,” she writes, noting that the computers, TVs and phone all use Verizon’s FiOS service. At one point, “Jeff” inspects the back of Attkisson’s house and finds a “stray cable” attached to her FiOS box. That cable, he explains, could be used to download data....

...The breaches on Attkisson’s computer, says this source, are coming from a “sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, or the National Security Agency (NSA).” Attkisson learns from “Number One” that one intrusion was launched from the WiFi at a Ritz Carlton Hotel and the “intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool.”

To round out the revelations of “Number One,” he informs Attkisson that he’d found three classified documents deep inside her operating system, such that she’d never know they were even there. “Why? To frame me?” Attkisson asks in the book
....

Yup.

You'd like to think that "the Republicans" will investigate this and name names, prosecute offenders, and pack them off to Club Fed with no pension and no lifetime healthcare..

Wanna bet?

See, "the Republicans" don't really want to dismantle Big Government; their interests are parallel to those of the Democrats in that regard.

So don't watch for "developments."  There won't be any.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It Ain't Just 'a Few Decisions', Perfesser

The Professor, Rick Esenberg, tells us that there are 'a small fraction' of judicial decisions which cause a great deal of trouble:

...it's not hard to see how, say, Judges Rudy Randa and Lynn Adelman, would come to different conclusions. One judge is suspicious of progressive designs that seek to perfect the world. The other is drawn to them. Both will understand when they have no room to maneuver, but, when they think that they do, each will reach different results.

But that recognition can lead us to a different problem - what Professor Kennedy called "lay cynicism" - and to which Mr. Miller's post also alludes. Seeing that judges sometimes decide cases based on their political preferences, the public concludes that they always do. This is not true. The public thinks it to be so because it's attention is normally directed to cases in which these philosophical differences are more or less free to express themselves. This is a small fraction of all cases
....

We respectfully disagree with The Prof.

Those 'few cases' include landmarks such as Dred Scott, Roe, ObamaCare (tax?  Not tax?), and gay "marriage"--(which was a non-decision decision.)  Lefties might add Citizens United, among others.  We maintain that these 'few' decisions are very serious, and it is not the number but what seems to be the defiance of common sense--dare I say "common law"?--which gives rise to cynicism.

But it ain't just "decisions."   Let's look at other events, metaphorically "obiter dicta" for you lawyer-types.

Right here in Wisconsin, we have Chisholm's Smash-and-Grab of civil rights.  And we don't have to leave this State to find even more egregious--and chilling--Government over-reach.

Shall we discuss IRS?  (Nixon's or Obama's--makes no difference.)  How about EPA?  Or Cheryl Atkisson?  How about what Snowden told us?

This is what we call "context," Professor.  And it's why the Second Amendment was written, no matter the silly prattling of (lawyer) Paul Begala.

If it were only the lunatic ravings of Crabb, or Posner.  But it ain't.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Iron Fist in Marathon County (!!?!!)

Ya' never know what those 75-year-olds can do to Lonesome Lawman.

So send TWENTY - FOUR lawmen AND an APC.

And make sure he can't see his lawyer, too.

Old? Stay Away from Flu Shots!

Atkisson comes up with another bombshell.

An important and definitive “mainstream” government study done nearly a decade ago got little attention because the science came down on the wrong side. It found that after decades and billions of dollars spent promoting flu shots for the elderly, the mass vaccination program did not result in saving lives. In fact, the death rate among the elderly increased substantially....

Yup.  Big Pharma doesn't like that stuff, so it was buried by "your" National Institutes for Health.

...After the Simonsen study, many international studies also arrived at the same conclusion. You probably haven’t heard much about these “incendiary” findings....

No, you won't.  Except from the actually independent press.

Friday, October 24, 2014

OMG!! Joni Ernst Is Half a Founder!

Ernst, as quoted by HuffPo:

“I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,” Ernst said during a speech at the NRA’s Iowa Firearms Coalition Second Amendment Rally in Searsboro, Iowa, as flagged by The Huffington Post on Thursday. “But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”  --at Grim's Hall

Well, that's only half of it.  As Grim points out:

...if I were going to articulate it, I'd not focus as she does on a right to defend. The right -- the one the Founders asserted -- is not limited to defense from the government's depredations. It is a right "to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

The Party (actually Parties) of Gummint really, really, really despise that Declaration stuff.

Big Gummint Circles the Wagons

As one might expect, a Fed judge is protecting the Agency of Corruption (IRS).

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sided today with the Internal Revenue Service and dismissed lawsuits by tea party organizations seeking redress for improper delays and scrutiny of their applications for tax-exempt status.

District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled that two lawsuits by True the Vote and Linchpins of Liberty, along with 41 other conservative organizations, were moot because the IRS took steps to address the scandal and “publicly suspended its targeting scheme.”

How very nice.  Now that the plaintiff is dead, the judge acknowledges that there was a murder.  But since the murderer said he'd never kill that person again, well, then, ........no problem!!

What a joke.

Elect the Democrat, Find Corruption

It's not hard to make the case that Holder is corrupt.  Hell--he makes it himself!

This is usually the case:  elect a Democrat, find corruption.  It's like horse-and-carriage; can't have one without the other.

For the first time, the Department of Justice has provided a detailed description of 15,662 Fast and Furious-related documents it is withholding from Congress, the public and the press under executive privilege exerted by President Obama.

The description comes in the form of a so-called Vaughn index ordered by a federal court in a lawsuit filed against the Justice Department by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. The Justice Department waited to provide the index, due yesterday, until 8:34 p.m.

The number of withheld documents is so extensive, that the list describing them is 1,323 pages long.

1,323 pages of index alone.

And Holder sent emails to his Mommy and Wifey--and THOSE are withheld.

This is what you get when you elect Democrats, folks.

The Law-and-Order Abele (!!)

Can you believe that the Milwaukee County executive is a Law-And-Order kinda guy? 

Well, he is.  And Mr. Law-and-Order wants him some arrests!!

For the second time in about a month, a gun was brought inside the Milwaukee County Courthouse....
The woman was not arrested or cited....Sheriff's deputies returned her gun, and she walked back out through the 10th Street entrance....

So happens that walking into the courthouse with a concealed weapon is a violation of the law.  (That includes the little-bitty 2" folding knife/nail-file/scissors keychain attachment, by the way.)

"...the security guards who were at the entrances -- thank goodness -- did their job, and they caught these guns coming in and were able to prevent people from entering with guns," Abele said.

In both cases, the screening areas were shut down and sheriff's deputies were called.

In the end, deputies gave both the women their guns back to put in their cars with no penalties....

The deputies used what's called "prudence" and the women left with no incident.

A notorious Hanging Judge has an opinion, too:

Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers told WISN 12 News reporter Christina Palladino that the statute should be enforced.

"When something like this happens, it needs to be handled appropriately, which means the matter needs to be referred to the District Attorney's Office for an evaluation," Kremers said.
Mr. Law-and-Order is a hypocritical jackass, of course.  It's going to be fun watching him get nailed for driving one mile/hour over the limit on County freeways in the next few months, eh?  As to Kremers:  when's the last time he imposed a full sentence on a 'youthful offender'?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Obozo the Drug Lord/Islamist

The Obozo administration has released a couple of thousand rapists, murderers, and kidnapers into the US.

When Islamists and drug cartels wish to control the population, they do it with rape, murder, and kidnaping.

So the only difference between Obozo and a drug-lord (and ISIS) is that Obozo also uses the IRS as a weapon.

Great!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ObozoNomics: Cry Now, or Sooner

Yes, ObozoNomics is like tear gas.  You get two choices:  CN or CS.


Worst in THIRTY-FOUR YEARS!

HT:  MoonBattery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ah! Music Lessons With Gun!

Combining two disciplines into one

Playing the Minute Waltz?  That would be the sign of a real virtuoso!!  Miculek, maybe?

Fundamental Transformation!

Here we have a picture of Obozo's Fundamental Transformation of Healthcare:





HT:  PowerLine

Obozo's Department of Justice Extortion

Holy Smoke!  (Yes, this is about a forest fire.)

Seems like the Obozo/Holder appointees are kinda like their Supreme Leaders:  crooks and liars.

This is a landmark.  Not only did the Obozo/Holder DOJ lie like Hell to the Federal Courts, (that's called "fraud on the court," they did their damndest to suppress exculpatory evidence (Brady violations.)

Brady violations seem to be more and more common, according to the NYSlimes (!!!?!!).  Not too surprisingly, these are showing up in an era of rampant moral dissolution.

We live in interesting times, friends.

HT:  Texas99/Grim


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Progenitor of Pope Francis' Views? The Milwaukee Connection

Chiesa (Sandro Magister) published an essay on the Synod which claims that the likely progenitor of HH Francis' views on matters of sexuality is none other than Cdl. Martini, SJ.

...There followed in October of 2013 the convening of a synod on the family, the first in a series of two synods on the same issue in the span of a year, with decisions postponed until after the second. As secretary general of this sort of permanent and prolonged synod the pope appointed a new cardinal with no experience in this regard, but very close to him, Lorenzo Baldisseri. Beside whom he placed, as special secretary, the bishop and theologian Bruno Forte, already a leading proponent of the theological and pastoral approach that had its guiding light in the Jesuit cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and its major adversaries first in John Paul II and then in Benedict XVI: an approach explicitly open to a change of Church teaching in the area of sexuality.....

Forte was the one who released the highly controversial "report" which caused a revolution at the Synod.

Wiki's brief take on Martini's theology includes this:

In his book Credere e conoscere, published shortly before his death, Martini set out his disagreement with the Catholic teaching against homosexual civil unions. “I disagree with the positions of those in the Church, that take issue with civil unions”, he wrote. “It is not bad, instead of casual sex between men, that two people have a certain stability” and that the “state could recognize them.” Although he stated his belief that "the homosexual couple, as such, can never be totally equated to a marriage", he also said that he could understand (although not necessarily approve of) gay pride parades when they support the need for self-affirmation

Familiar language, no?

To Milwaukee Catholics, the name of Martini is already quite familiar.  He was a special friend of Rembert Weakland, O.S.B.

This begins to add up.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The GirlyMan Elections Twit. Yup, Milwaukee

Some are men.  Some are women.  Then there's this creature.

...the [Milwaukee Election] commission’s executive director has turned in Marguerite Ingold to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, the same agency that has spent the past four years drag-netting conservatives in secret, politically charged John Doe investigations. The reason, according to Ingold: The election director believed this Muskego great-grandmother could have become “violent and stormed the city hall.”...

She's seventy-eight years old.

But GirlyMan........is afraid.  Very afraid.

Flim-Flam: Flynn, Chisholm, the Fired Cop, and "Disability"

One is entitled to massive cynicism syndrome when observing politicians at work.

The case of the Milwaukee cop who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton gets more......ahhh........interesting every day.  (It must be noted that I don't have a dog in this fight; I do not know if the cop was right or wrong in his action.  I do not know what Hamilton did, other than what I read on the interwebs.)

So how does the cynic view this?  Easy!!

Ed Flynn is a politician first and a cop second, no matter what Ed Flynn says.  Flynn decided to fire the cop Manney, obviously taking the arrow on behalf of John Chisholm, who is in enough hot water for his openly partisan, un-ethical, and probably illegal persecution of conservatives.  Chisholm also has to get along with the cops, so Chisholm has evaded any decisions on prosecuting the cop.  Clearly, Flynn was tapped to bail out Chisholm.

It's also clear that Flynn telegraphed the firing at least a week ago.  How do we know that?  The cop applied for "duty disability" two days before he was canned.  ("Duty disability" is, perhaps, the single most abused benefit afforded to cops and firemen in all of the recorded history of Wisconsin.)  In this instance, the cop claimed that shooting Hamilton left him with "debilitating health issues" and he "has not been able to sleep for months."

Hmmmm.  A lot of cops have shot and killed a lot of civilians.  How come all the OTHER cops don't have "debilitating health issues" resulting in "duty disability" claims?

Should the claim be approved, the cop gets 75% of his average earnings, TAX-FREE, until he collects his regular pension.  That will be a minimum of $37,500/year net-spendable cash, not to mention continuing health insurance benefits.

Not bad at all, for a few sleepless nights and a little 'stress.'

So here's the sequence of events:  1) The cop encounters Hamilton who reacts with violence.  2)  The cop kills Hamilton.  3)  Chisholm "investigates" endlessly to avoid making any decision AT ALL in the case.  4) Chisholm (or Barrett--same difference) has a few quiet lunches with Flynn and persuades Flynn to fire the cop.  5)  Flynn tells the Cop Union that the axe is about to fall--signaling that it's time for the cop to apply for "disability."  6)  The cop applies, and voila!!! two days later he's canned.

There follows the usual dog-and-pony show from the Cop Union--which is only for show--and from Flynn, who swears on the Bible that this is 'not political.'  Barrett goes all milk-carton, and Chisholm talks in circles about 'more investigation.'

One dead civilian, a lot of fleeced taxpayers, a cop who lost his job--and most important, re-election for Barrett, Chisholm, and contract extension for Flynn!

Well-played, boys.  We get the picture, right up our a&^%es, no Vaseline.



Meanwhile, in Rome...

The Press has been filled with stories about the synod on families being held in Rome.  No surprise, as the first document released was rather dodgy on two matters:  1) admittance to Communion for civilly-divorced and re-married Catholics and 2) homosexual matters.

A little unpacking is required. 

First, and most important:  the document was written by an Italian Bishop who is known for his un-orthodox thinking on both those issues AND "other views" were (literally) suppressed by that author.  As it turns out, those "other views" (the orthodox ones) are held by the vast majority of the Bishops who are there, and those "other views" have been released to The Press after a raucous shouting-match (!!) in the meeting room.

(If you're looking for citations, see here, here, and here.)

Secondly, a real side-show has erupted as a leading left-leaning German Cardinal gave an interview which was borderline-racist (to be kind.)  (It's been noted in other venues that Lefties tend to castigate Conservatives for the Left's own flaws, and this Cardinal-Projector proves the case.)

Believe it:  Ebola is not the only world news story!

Cato: Scott Walker's a Big Spender

Cato released a study which grades State governors.

The good news for Scott Walker:  according to Cato, he's #11 overall, which is darn good.

The bad news:  he's a Really Big Spender, given a score of 40 on a 100-point scale. Not surprising, then, that he earns only a 50 grade on taxation.

This should not be a surprise to anyone who has paid attention over the last few years.  Walker is saddled with a legacy of Big Spending (R) and (D) governors (Thompson and Doyle were egregious wastrels) and a Legislature which--though (R)--loves it some spendin'. 

We haven't heard or seen a Walker ad which promises a reduction in State employment.  No surprise:  Walker has increased State employment in both his budgets.  We haven't heard or seen a Walker ad which promises a reduction in spending, either--other than whatever effects remain from Act 10.

Oh, well.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Why Ms. Althouse Is Wrong on Gay "Marriage"

A scholar quotes The Scholastic to demonstrate the fallacy of Althouse's argument on the topic and goes on to add another, very significant, point:  the rise of the Monolithic State.