Monday, September 16, 2019

About That Terrorist List...

...and it being used to keep shady people from getting guns?

Among those who would have difficulties with that:

  • Mild-mannered David Nelson, who played himself on the show "Ozzie & Harriet" (not to be confused with the rock star who bites bats & got himself banned from the state of TX for disgracing himself at the Alamo). 
  • A six-year old girl from OH. Her mother admits that she has been known to threaten her sister. I mean, look at her picture - she's baring her teeth - I'm threatened just by looking at her! What more do you need? 
  • Eight-year old Cub Scout Mikey Hicks - Cub Scout? That's practically a Hate Crime right there! 
     
  • Several James Robinsons, including 2 military men - one a lawyer (OK, that's a good call), and a former brigadier general authorized - by TSA - to carry a gun onto a plane.
  • Ted Kennedy - Gee, this list is starting to look like a GOOD thing. Ted's dead, so the only No-Fly List he's on is the Angel Wings List. 
  • Rep. John Lewis (D) - Okay, he's pretty shady, but there is no DIRECT evidence he shouldn't have access to guns. Well, other that he's a lying, posturing, mentally unstable SO - well, I won't go there. I will mention, however, that he is one of the Leaders for the Congressional Sit-In to limit 2nd Amendment Rights.


So, what take-away can we get from this? How about
Don't Mess With Our Constitutional Rights

Saturday, September 14, 2019

What She Said

Goes for me, too.

The cheerless little snots that can't resist flinging their poo at their elders really chaps my keister. I know some of them, and they can be a royal pain. Any connection you have, however marginal, to a person/group of whom they disapprove, is reason for them to state that ANYONE who doesn't IMMEDIATELY cast those folks into the deepest pit of Hell is ALSO a FASCIST/NAZI.

Piss on 'em.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

I Have a New Desktop Picture


Did the Obama DOJ Employ Mr. Magoo?

It's hard to believe that they didn't, given this report.

And, while they're at it, SO conscientious about involvement with politics/appearance of impartiality.

Honestly, The Last Refuge is getting to be my weekly go-to.

The linked page has a video you have GOT to see!

Life is GOOD, people. I have a full fridge, AC, and the hurricane will NOT be affecting my part of SC.

And, a graphic you might want to use for your desktop wallpaper:

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

AI and the Military - OURS and THEIRS

Google may well become The Next IBM - not because it is the leader in computing, but because they are collaborating with China's military.

Google has made the decision to side with China's military, all the while "courageously" refusing to work with America's military.

I can't think of a more reprehensible corporate decision, fueled by the dimwitted SJWs that are running Google into the ground. I sincerely HOPE Trump makes a campaign issue of it - by the time Election 2020 gets close, I would expect that Hong Kong will have been crushed by China.

In that expectation, I hope I'm wrong - nothing would please me more than a Solidarity-type outcome. Nonetheless, I am pessimistic.

Yet Another Reminder That the 2nd Amendment...

...is NOT about preserving hunting capability.

CW 2.0 Links

Wilder has the update.

I originally started reading John Wilder (Wilder, Wealthy, and Wise) because his posts were so funny. I have a preference for humorous blogs in the morning, so I read his backpages for weeks, savoring the delicious sense of humor.

Lately, I've noted the importance of his posts on what BOTH sides are starting to call Civil War 2.0. The concept, and the phrase, have evolved from unthinkable, to an uneasy acceptance of its inevitability.

Could it be avoided? Not as long as the Left sees Total Annihilation of the Private Economy, Capitulation by all White People (the ESSENCE of Evil), and Constitutional Rights Removal as the Starting Point for negotiation.

The situation is similar to CW 1.0 - one side wants, at a minimum, to retain the status quo.

The other, in a religious fervor, wants complete victory, and to piss on our dead carcasses. AND to take away our children for re-education into their way of life.

No compromise. No negotiation. No hope for a semi-normal life after.

We are NOT defending slavery. We are NOT in favor of taking away Constitutional Rights. We are, however, in favor of NOT being forced to accept our replacement by illegal aliens, all of whom will have rights and preferences - civil, employment, and cultural - that EXCEED our own.

So, yeah, CW 2.0 is on the way. I see no evidence that the Left will accept any alternative.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Rules for New Citizens

There needs to be an overhaul of our citizenship process, putting penalties on those who help non-qualifying applicants fraudulently obtain visas, residency permits, or citizenship. That penalty should be:
  • Financial - sufficiently hefty to discourage aiding and abetting the process.
  • Felonious - NOT able to be bargained down into a misdemeanor, and carrying at LEAST 1 actual term of jail, for the full 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 a year time period. NOT negotiable. Also, including that a basic right of citizenship - the right to vote - be PERMANENTLY lost, along with any right to hold office at any level.
  • If a non-citizen has aided or abetted that fraud, they will, if not a natural-born citizen, lose residency, citizenship, and visa privileges.
This guy is a demo case of why. 19 Americans lost their lives because of his presence in this country.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Tired, But Satisfied

This was a Decluttering Day. The security installer was here to upgrade our system - he did a great job, and managed to ignore the activity around him.

What was that activity? We had been more often out of town than in it, for more than a month. Mail was scattered around, clothes were piled high in the laundry, and clutter abounded.

We started early today, and both kept going for a LONG time. By the end of the day, the house is NOT perfect - not by a long shot - but, is considerably better. Floors are largely cleared up, you can actually find space on the furniture to sit down, and I've caught up on email, both personal and business.

We'll be continuing the clearing up the mess through next week, at which point we should be good.

Right now, I'm in the lounge chair, feet propped up, and just relaxing. As I should be, after a long and hard day.

Ted Nugent & Godsmack - Stranglehold Live





Official Dear JESUS music!

Five Finger Death Punch - The Pride

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It may be a bit hard, but listen closely to the lyrics, Deep, deep, deep.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Revenge of the Cradle - Amish Style

From a small fringe community, the Amish have skyrocketed their number, due to two factors:

  • Large birth rate - far greater than the average American family
  • 90% retention of their children into the Amish community when adult
This represents an alternative pathway for Conservatives/Traditional Families:
  • Keep their schooling influences within your faith/philosophical traditions. Either send them to traditional school settings, home-school/virtual school, or work to provide oversight of the curriculum they are exposed to.
  • Primarily socialize within known influences/families. Limit electronic media - TV, internet, music, etc.
  • Joyfully embrace your family, no matter how large it becomes. Encourage all your children to plan for a family-centered life, and teach/train them in useful home and work skills.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

When Marianne Williamson Seems the Sane One...

...you know your party is in trouble.

I keep getting emails from her - I have NO idea why. I haven't gone to the trouble of blocking her, as yet. I've just deleted them, and moved on.

She is, however, BIG TROUBLE for the Dems. The contrast with the far-Left candidates is obvious. She's trending on social media - people like the idea of supporting a (relatively) sane Dem, that will not cause them to be shunned by the others as a race-hater.

I very much doubt she will last. At best, she'll walk into the convention with a small number of delegates, and cast a shadow over the eventual candidate, who - and I'm going out on a limb here - I believe will be Kamala Harris. She makes a good media presence, uses her background effectively against opponents, and - on the surface - doesn't seem like a wild-eyed Leftist.

Which, actually, I don't think she is. She's an opportunist. And, she is making good use of her opportunity in the spotlight. She is the one candidate who might keep the Dem stranglehold on Blacks and Women.

Mueller's Past - Hint to His Actions in the Special Investigation?

Link here.

I like to think of myself as more informed than the average person - obviously, I'm still clueless as to the MANY abuses of power of the Left.

Generously, and fully, sourced.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Draining the Swamp 2.0

Trump needs to task someone with being the "point person" to receive all of these types of reports of infestation by disgruntled holdovers in agencies. Then, after investigation, let the Cabinet Secretaries know about the outcome of the research, and begin removal of those that can be immediately taken down, and - for those more imbedded, surgical excision from their current post into a make-work job, far from influence, and eventual removal for cause.

Trump cannot leave that person in place - if, for Civil Service problems, he can't just fire/eliminate the position, he needs to keep them from continuing their active resistance.

Sites like this one need to be on that Point Person's daily watchlist. Think of it as an extra-official warning of problems that may not hit the level of official complaint, or of problems that have been officially buried.

The process of Draining the Swamp is likely to be a lengthy process, as long as Federal employees are not At-Will. However, I think we can count on human frailty to do much of the job of unclogging the mire.

  • Find that Point Person - if it's not possible at present, use Pence, who seems to have good instincts. There is precedence for this - Gore was used to funnel waste concerns when Clinton was promoting his initiative to streamline government.
  • He is NOT the person for initial complaints. The OIG retains that function. This is for complaints that are blocked before reaching the OIG, or for those that the OIG's recommendations did not alleviate.
  • He is also not for levels of problems under the supervisory level. This is designed to get the higher levels to Do Their Job, Without Undermining the Current Administration.
  • If a person is identified as a embedded Clog, they are to be given a chance to RESIGN - not lateral move, unless that move is necessary to put them into a position from which they can be later eliminated. Do that when the evidence of prosecutable misconduct, or evidentiary firing for cause, are not present.
  • When firing for cause is present, they should be given only TWO choices. If they are over 50, with long service in the federal government, they may apply for early retirement. If they can be prosecuted, no matter what their age, a charge should be filed. The ONLY way the prosecution doesn't go forward is if they admit to their crime(s), and accept a plea that includes:
    • No further employment in government - at ANY level
    • No lobbying
    • No working in a job that receives government funding
    • The basic nature of their crime will be noted in HR. HR will be required to warn potential employers of that nature - irregularities with handling funds, abuse of perks, touchy-feely with subordinates/co-workers, etc.
    • And - most importantly - return of all of THEIR contributions to pension. They may invest them, tax-free, in an IRA, but they will NEVER be eligible for a government pension of ANY kind.
This is a priority. Without this action, the Swamp will simply go into hibernation, waiting for the next election.

Point Person needs to be, temperamentally, the Anti-Trump - methodical, unimpassioned, reasoned and thorough. Pence would be good. There are others, as well.

This cannot wait until the next election.

UPDATE: I noticed the official charter on the website linked above. Failure to follow the charter, taken as a pattern of behavior, certainly seems to be a justifiable reason to fire the head of the agency.

VOA Charter

The long-range interests of the United States are served by communicating directly with the peoples of the world by radio. To be effective, the Voice of America must win the attention and respect of listeners. These principles will therefore govern Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts:
  
1. VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive.
  
2. VOA will represent America, not any single segment of American society, and will therefore present a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions.

3. VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussions and opinion on these policies.
  
Gerald R. Ford
President of the United States of America

Signed July 12, 1976
Public Law 94-350

Note that last - this is LAW, not policy. Violations of this, documented, are valid reasons for removing people from their posts - even without evidence of other crimes. Take out the head quickly using this, then, follow up with the for-cause firings.

A WARNING TO THE DEEP STATE: THIS IS GOD'S COUNTRY! Amazing 1080p & 4K ...





Absolutely incredible.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

An Unconscionable Policy

I'd heard about some states with these policies before, but had never acted upon that knowledge. It may be time for churches to band together to get these abusive actions stopped, both locally, and statewide.

Jailed for being poor - unconstitutional, but still going on.

Some GOP candidates could get some traction by supporting the elimination, or waiver/reduction of these practices.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Two Problems Coinciding to Create Hazardous Situation

Problem One: there are too many people illegally resident in this country. Most of them are clustered into a few cities/regions, where they influence the legislation, type of policing, cultural norms, and quality of life. As their irregular status prohibits them from getting work legally, they often turn to illegal pursuits, or those engaged in such activities, to stay alive.

Problem Two: some of the illegals - and others, culturally associated with them through gang membership and/or family ties - have become employed by police/sheriff departments. Those departments have access to guns, contraband, evidence of crimes, and more money than they need to perform their jobs.

The Right has been concerned about the explosion in policing. By that, they mean:

  • Over-enforcement of relatively minor infraction - making a civil matter into a criminal offense
  • Continuing the use of the "no-knock" entry, SWAT-type entry, and other over-the-top means to bring in suspects, who might have been picked up through other means, and who pose no danger to people nearby them.
  • Bribes to charge citizens with assets that could be taken through the program known as Asset Forfeiture. The more people they charge (even without a conviction), the more money the government will return to those departments. The program was suspended at the Federal level in 2015, but brought back by Sessions in 2017. See here for the laws in your state.
This is what results from that connection. Community policing - the growth in putting people with similar backgrounds into law enforcement actions in ethnic communities - has some serious downsides. This corruption, discussed in the linked article, is one of them.

BOOM! Independence Day 2019 Tribute To America From President Donald J T...





His history may not be spotless, but he was appointed by God for this time. Believe, rejoice, and stay in prayer for his strength.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Disrupting The Cables

No, not your TV.

The Internet.

If that doesn't bring chills down your spine, you must be Amish.

Even those who THINK they are not connected, are. Just about every commercial transaction, EVERY banking activity, insurance - medical and otherwise, government payment (yes, that includes Social Security and payroll), etc., is affected by this.

Not to mention school records, social lives, emergency services, transportation, utilities, food production, and a whole lot more - feel free to add more to the comments.

The Russian sub that caught fire MAY have been located in the Arctic as part of a planned operation to cut the cables - or not. The Russians MAY have been protecting the cable from action by other powers - including the Chinese. They may have been conducting normal patrols in a region that their nation borders.

But, it is a matter for concern. And caution.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

MYSTERY: N.Y.P.D. Curse of The Insurance File . . .





This is very scary, and I'd be willing to say "the curse" has a name, or names well known to anyone here. But I'm preaching to the choir.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Needlework Nazis

I know it's a stretch to think of knitters and crocheters as rapid partisans, ready to rumble with the other girls.

But, it has happened on Ravelry - a site for yarn crafters. The story is here - you will probably read it, thinking "this must be one of those parody sites".

No.

You can - and will - be kicked off the site for expressing support for Trump. The crafter who tells the story says the most recent anti-Non-Leftist bans are not the first time Knitters Went Nuts!



Saturday, June 22, 2019

Foreign Influence in the USA

Hint: it's not Trump and his associates that we should be worried about.

How colleges are using foreign money to push non-American agendas.

It's been almost 4 years since HRC (Hillary) has been 'investigated' for misuse of government confidential documents, AND the destruction of evidence through Bleachbit and physical destruction of the devices that the evidence passed through. So, what is going on now?


Ep. 1007 This is a Big Problem. The Dan Bongino Show 6/21/2019.





I do like Dan Bongino. His stuff hits home HARD!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The 60s Are DEAD! Do You Hear Me?

Dead.

The last gasps of a True Believer - whether a Communist, a Confederate, or a New Left-Over - are when the organism is most dangerous.

They have nothing to lose, hence:

  • Russia became even MORE intolerable in the latter years of Stalin
  • The KKK had a resurgence just at the last Confederates were facing their last days
  • The New Left is grabbing at ANY means available, in their last push for Power
But, they are a dying organism. If we hold tightly to The Reality of America, we can win.

But, in the process, they will lash out, taking down as many as they can - hence, the de-platforming, censoring, forcing dissent underground, co-opting of the media - both formal Media, and Social Media. Some good people will be broken, or even die.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Meadows Has Seen The DECLAS, Flynn Brady Violations, Barr Knows





While, admittedly, I'm on pins and needles, I'm in total agreement with one of the things RP78 said. The eveidence has got to be absolutely bullet-proof. Open and shut bullet-proof. The Orientals have a thing about patience that we westerners do not. Would that I shared that, were that my blood pressure did not spike when I hear all the "next week" garbage.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

SERIALBRAIN2: Bob Mueller & The Democrats Are Desperately Try To Stop W...





Support Pastor James with his goods at the beginning, laugh heartily at the video intro, and then pay close attention to the rest.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Border Invasion, and Other Crimes of the Aliens

First, let's set the term straight:

  • These border-crossers are NOT immigrants - they do NOT have our permission to enter. In fact, most enter AOW - Against Our Wishes.
  • They are NOT 'undocumented immigrants' - the term 'immigrant', as shown above, does not fit. They are not those who left in dark hours, hiding from the brutal authorities in their own country, innocent of any crime. In many cases, they left home with the facilitation of their country's power structure, eager to off-load extra mouths to feed.
  • They often enter using guile - getting a tourist visa, then staying on, finding employment, and connecting with others who are legal citizens - and, eventually, applying for asylum/citizenship. Some of them become otherwise model citizens - employed, good neighbors, raising families, paying taxes. Others have not - either engaging in crime, terrorism, or raising children who go on to commit atrocities - such as the Boston Bombers (both foreign-born) and Omar Mateen, an American-born child of immigrants, who perpetuated the Orlando nightclub shooting.
So, the proper term is Alien. Not this kind:


Nor, this kind:


But, this kind:


Here's a link to an article by The Atlantic that gets nearly everything wrong. It minimizes the threat, and uses historical data to whitewash current threats. I've known MANY Syrian emigres, and I agree - the newcomers to the USA were no threat to America - THEN.

I can't assume that today's potential immigrants would be equally harmless. In fact, in the absence of proof of harm, I'll err on the side of caution.

Re-reading Kirstjen Nielsen's testimony is a reminder that the best part of her service in DHS is when she got kicked to the curb. The idea of loyalty to your employer's mission is a foreign concept to these entitled shits in the Progressive family.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Using Prime Effectively

First, I want to STRONGLY recommend that you see the documentary at the link - The Creepy Line.

It's about the intrusion of media into our lives, facilitated by the Internet. Trust me - you'll not only want to watch it, but to get EVERYONE you know to do the same.

Second, it occurred to me, watching this, that Amazon Prime has the potential to get MANY anti-Common Wisdom - also known as Not-Leftist - films a wider audience. That audience will naturally want to search out similar films/series.

That's where we - Non-Leftists in various forms of Media - can step in. We can capture them with the films/series, taking them into the blogs with periodic reviews and discussion of what that topic represents to the average citizen (facilitated, by those who have not yet been kicked off social media), and - eventually - lead them to our other media, short stories and books.

It could work. It has the potential to build an audience, raise some consciousness of the extent to which they've been propagandized in the past, and lead them to explore alternatives to the Leftist Narrative.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Breaking News: Insurrection Act Coming Soon?





Definitely worth 25 minutes of your time. His style seems a bit dry, but it's all good stuff.



Where have I been? Trying not to lose my mind and have my heart explode. These left wing filth need to go to the chair.

Once Again, Mis-Stating Your Enemy's Position

Steve King is responsible for it here.


  1. No, Trump did NOT exclude visas from people by religion. He DID try to exclude individuals from known terrorist states, most of which were majority-Islamic. Some Islamic states were not on the list.
  2. NO, women who suffer miscarriages would not be affected by the AL or GA laws. In fact, women would NOT be prosecuted for abortion. The person actually committing the illegal operation COULD be. King deliberately mis-states the provisions of the law - what we, the Deplorables, call LYING.
  3. King can bring up ancient Greece all he wants to. This is AMERICA - we set our own laws, rules, and culture. So, no, whatever they did does not determine what we should do.

Monday, May 20, 2019

How Do Expert Predictions Fare?

Eh, not all that well.

That doesn't surprise me. Even in strictly scientific experiments, only very narrowly crafted models will be able to be replicated. The closer those models are to reality, the less predictable they are.

And, both economics and climate are complicated. Any model based on those disciplines will only work in that idealized framework. The minute you try to take those results into the Real World, the model's predictability falls apart.

Economic is messy because the results can be disrupted by people - their laws, their impulses, their tendency to follow the herd.

Climate is messy because we are no ways near a model that is lifelike AND predictable. Small changes - sunspots, volcanic action, politically imposed solutions - all are disruptive mechanisms.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Will Investigators Be - Once Again - Accused of "Red-Baiting"?

This is - unbelievable. Yet ANOTHER Communist - FORMER Communist, of course - /sarc - in Obama's administration. One the Head of the CIA. The other the Head of the FBI.

PURE coincidence, I'm sure.

Of course, it's TRUMP that cooperates with the Commies.

Written Early, Because - Travel

I'm getting ready for some travel, due to family medical issues. While I'm away, I'm preparing this, and other posts, so I can concentrate on more important things.

Kudos to Judicial Watch, one of the many Organizations Doing the Work the Regular Media Won't Do. Their dogged persistence is one of the things keeping the fire to the feet of the Obama-Clinton-Deep-State Cabal.

There's an analysis of Trump's performance in issues crucial to Evangelicals and Old-School Christians - whether Fundamentalists or Catholic. The writer reaches some conclusions, and predicts a turbulent future for social issues at the state level. FWIW, I largely agree with him.

Speaking of women's issues, Nike - you know, that company that is self-righteous about moral stances - is being criticized for its anti-maternal policies. And, as track is one of those sports dominated by non-White women at the Elite level, this is something that they had better change, lest they be also accused of being anti-Black, as well.

Sounds like the Trans-Persons of Femininity might be a better choice for sponsorship.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Are We Reaching THAT Moment?

Many seem to think so. Certainly, gun sales would indicate that many are preparing for THAT day.

Everyone has a Last Straw. That moment when all rational self-control, all fear of consequences, all fear - ALL go out the door.

Many reached that point under the Obama administration. But, not enough.

The Mueller investigation, for others, was that Last Straw.

But, again, not enough.

The Democrats, led by political hacks and grifters, and urged to act by ignorant and bigoted fools, are digging in. They will NOT accept the Mueller report, continue to try to get their coup off the ground, and look to go down in flames in 2020. If the more loony of them don't start open rebellion.

One great thing about Trump's election is that it damped down the rebellion talk on the non-Leftist side. The bad thing is that the Leftists have become 'progressively' unhinged.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Science of Climate Change

There are actual scientists working on this issue.

Unfortunately, they don't seem to be working at the science journals, which mis-state, twist, and publish the most tortured interpretation of the facts available. Leftists surely must be in charge of MOST of the staff.

The link takes you to a quite clear and lucid explanation of why the hysteria about climate - and other Leftist hobbyhorses - is overblown, if not completely made up.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Will Soldiers Shoot U.S. Citizens for Resisting Gun Confiscation?





One: My OATH was to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign AND domestic.



Two: My OATH had no expiration date.



Three: This government (at the time) wanted to use the American military against the American people for following those Rights recognized by said Constitution.



Four: WTF?!?!

Sometimes, I FEEL Like a Natural Woman!

And, whether I do or not, I AM a woman - Appearance, Biology, DNA, and all that.

But, the Left says that any man who FEELS like a woman IS a woman. And, if "she" takes a testosterone suppressing drug to reduce the levels present to FIVE times what the average actual woman has present, why, then, "she" can compete with birth-women in athletics.

And, completely dominate the sport, capturing, in ONE day, 4 world records, effectively shutting out any birth-woman from ever reaching a record again.

Ask yourself - is this a woman?


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Plot Against the Head of State

It's happened before.

No, not Watergate - although that fits the description, as well. A dissatisfied civil servant abuses his confidential information to bring down a Head of State, aided by a well-connected "journalist" and his credulous partner, and facilitated by a wife/widow with something to prove.

It's the plot against the head of the British government - coincidentally, going on - part of the time - during the time Nixon was being targeted. The plot started in the bowels of the spy apparatus, which was also involved in the recent anti-Trump activity.

It's time to shrink the CIA/FBI/DHS staffing - how about a 10% cut overall, with many of the plotters/suspected sympathizers "gently encouraged" to retire/leave for greener pastures. When they DO leave, their security clearance - AND their access to those still in government who are retained - should be severely curtailed.

Removal of security credentials after employment ends should be standard, not optional.

AND, while we're at it, use an Executive Order to make it a firing offense to talk to a journalist - or "pass along information" to anyone without a Need to Know - without official, written information permission.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

CROOKED OBAMA IS LIVING IN ENDLESS FEAR After What Just Got PUBLISHED Ov...





These are the sorts of things that make me think treason was committed, and the appropriate punishment should be met. On TV, PPV.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

More Fake Outrage

This time, it's the students at George Mason, who are protesting Kavanaugh teaching a summer class.

Right.

It's something else entirely. I posted on Twitter about this.


Shhhh! Don't You DARE Suggest Arson!

Hater!

Now, of course, for many reasons (the difficulty of getting old, very dense wood to burn, the reports that the fire had several different start points, the speed of the destruction, the fact that OTHER Christian churches in the EU have been targeted), many are concerned about the real possibility that the cause of the Notre Dame fire was arson - deliberately set by persons who are, at this time, unknown.

That speculation will NOT be permitted! The Authorities declared - even before the building's flames had been extinguished - that this was an accident, not deliberate.

But, many are questioning that statement.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Problem of College Debt

This post of Margaret Ball got me thinking on this topic:

Should we provide some relief to those who have large college debt? Not FULL payment for those who attended over-priced universities, but SOME relief for a debt that was undertaken by a person under the age of 21, that is a lifetime debt (cannot be discharged in bankruptcy), and that can even outlast their lifetime (when a student debtor dies, their co-signers inherit that debt).

Let's start thinking about some common-sense reforms:
  • MANDATORY life insurance equal to that debt for the debtor AND any co-signers, that reduces over the life of the loan, and is owed to the lender. That would eliminate, at a very low cost, that possibility of the burden of payback outlasting the debtor's life. It would be quite cheap, as few young people die early.
  • A debt-counseling program for any debtor that looks at their program of study/major and their current job situation, and lays out - in stark terms, just how impossible it will be to pay that loan back, given the best-case salary of that career choice. 
    • Couple that slap in the face with alternative career choices - commission sales, trades jobs, and other possible job changes that could make that debt disappear. If they want to reduce their debt, they need to get with the program, including, if necessary, working an additional part-time job or moving out of a very expensive city.
  • ELIMINATION of loans exceeding the cost of tuition, books, and MINIMAL housing and food. 
    • NO loans that will fund international trips, even for educational purposes. 
    • NO budget that includes putting pizza/beer on the credit card. In fact, one big disqualifier for loans should be student debt - clear it up before applying for a loan - AND close the credit account.
  • No student plan for managing their education should include a car - public transportation only. Yes, I know this is impossible for those students with a family. They need to go to a 2-year college, and pay for it themselves or with grants alone.
  • Any college/university with an endowment cannot accumulate money tax-free if they don't disburse at least 5-10% of it each year in scholarships.
  • No student may borrow more than 1/2 their yearly need - and that includes grant/scholarship monies. This will limit the Ivies to the Elite/Financially Cushioned, but it's better than suckering poor kids into the schools, on the pretense that they will make those lifelong contacts that will pay off hugely. They don't. The Elite hang out together. Those who haven't the money to fund their association are nobodies. The Elite will NOT bring them into an inner circle, simply by virtue of having gone to the same school.
  • MANDATORY college monitoring of student progress. If they make a grade below a C, their student aid is in jeopardy. They have to follow the course of study, including college-level English and Math coursework, at all times.
  • In the future, lenders and colleges will be on the hook for part of the money paid, if the student can't pay. That means, those colleges accepting kids who haven't a prayer of repayment in that field, unprepared for college, or otherwise a poor risk, costs them money. Future loans are only PARTLY guaranteed, lenders and colleges to SHARE 10% of the risk
    • It also means that bankers will take a look at the career plans with an eye to how likely that choice is to pay off, and will likely require regular grade updates as a standard feature of agreeing to lend the money.
What might they get in return for accepting these restrictions?
  • Reduction of interest to that equal to standard savings accounts/CDs. Banks and financial institutions will have to accept this, or lose their ability to issue future government-secured loans. Might this dry up the available market for student loans? I certainly HOPE it reduces it.
  • Tax deduction/tax credit for any extra money paid towards the loans, over the mandatory amount. Yes, this rewards those with extra money, but the goal is to get rid of the debt and allow those people to get on a stable financial basis.
  • All of the above dependent on repayment. If they fall behind, or fail to pay, the cost goes back to what it was before. It's a one-time easing of the situation.
These are just some ideas. I do think that SOME of the borrowers got screwed, and, without help, will not be able to get out from under.

If you still have some concerns about the equity of relieving some of the debt incurred, consider this:

If the same person had, instead, taken out a government-guaranteed business loan, later became unable to pay as agreed, that person COULD get that debt discharged in bankruptcy. 

Let's level the playing field for student debtors, as well as reform the system to make both bankers and colleges take more responsibility for engulfing vulnerable and relatively clueless kids in un-payable debt.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Praise You In This Storm - Casting Crowns (with lyrics)





What more need be said? Have I neglected my posting duties? Yes. Has there been thought about stuff that needs to be said? Yes again. Know this: I have to have something worth saying to say. This is that.

Monday, April 1, 2019

How Soon They Forget

I'm not surprised, anymore, about the forgetfulness of humans. We forget MORE than we remember - which can be a good thing.

If we remembered every tedious detail, we might find out personalities altering, to reflect that grim, uneventful line of memories. Instead, we remember the good times, the peaceful times, those times when we were filled with the joy of life.

We also remember the awful times - the times when we suffered pain, loss, embarrassment, and fear. Fortunately, MOST of those terrible memories exist only in dulled recollection, without the sharp pains being vividly felt, over and over again. The sharp memories that remain are those that guide us away from repetition of those actions that landed use there.

It's worse for institutional memory. In the past, memories of group pain and suffering were enshrined in the culture; the Jews yearly remember their Egyptian slavery and subsequent wandering through the deserts, before reaching home.

The Armenians passed down the stories of the atrocities suffered at the hands of the Turks. And, so on. For millennia, if not longer, the culture preserved those stories of prior pain and suffering, as a way of warning - Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, Stepmothers May Show Preference Towards Their Own Children, Women May Lie About Men, etc.

Such memories also honored those long-dead ancestors, by ensuring that they would never be forgotten, and that their suffering served as a warning.

Over the last few years, I've realized that I failed to remember MANY events of my lifetime. A sizable chunk of the mid-60s through mid-70s failed to be encoded into long-term memory.

Why?

Those were my teens through mid-20s. Life was fast-paced and personally event-filled. I was often more focused on my own life than the well-being of my country. Plus, I was well under the thrall of the Left at that point, and readily accepted their explanations for the True Meaning of the Events.

In short, I was only semi-aware.

One of the few counters to the programming of my youth was when I read The Gulag Archipelago. That the book was largely ignored by academics, and the information contained was not incorporated into World History classes, is just more evidence that the education fraternity works VERY hard to keep to the script.

For events I'd personally witnessed and been a part of, my memories are sharper. Watergate was one such series of events - I was obsessive about reading the papers and watching the news/hearings. At that time, I accepted what was reported by the Left/Liberal/Democrats as revealed truth. It was only later that I began questioning those Official Facts.

That's the main reason for FULLY investigating the attempted coup of Trump. Not merely to dispense whatever justice can be squeezed from the treasonous attacks, but - more importantly - to nail down the facts that can be found, and make sure that they exist in official memory.

Even so, in 20 years, will kids have a clue how close a President came to partisan removal?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN TO ME

Just why it is Linda Fox and I are the ONLY contributors to this site recently? Oh yes, I know all of the others are still getting notifications that "somebody" has posted.

Read us, contribute, just freaking comment! This was a great idea, let's get this out there!!!!!!

EXPLOSIVE! Part 3 of 3: What If Qanon & The Great Awakening ARE Real?! M...





This is part 3 of some very deep stuff. Realize the truth, open your eyes.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Scientists Discover Mushrooms Growing On Mars!





One must wonder if they are safe to eat. If so, I want them in a steak/swiss/mushroom sandwich!

The Next Big Push for Non-Leftists

Begin taking action against those attempting to shut down oppositional thought by de-platforming Non-Leftists.

The Communication Decency Act (1996) was passed to prevent exploitation of vulnerable populations. So-called Common Carriers, those providers that handled the internet traffic, were given the same protections as the telephone companies had long enjoyed, that of protection from legal jeopardy for acts committed by their customers using the services.

Section 230 is the one that has been used as a shield for Facebook, Google, Youtube, and other services. It prevents them from being sued for what their customers say/post online.

But, it only applies as long as the services make no attempt to restrict speech preferentially. They CAN keep all customers from posting content, as long as they do the same for everyone. They cannot pick and choose the permissible content. In other words, if they chose to keep ALL customers from using insulting language towards the President - ALL Presidents - that would be permissible.

Allowing insults against SOME Presidents, but not others - not permissible.

That's the section of the law that needs to be used to force the internet services to give access to Non-Leftists on the same basis as they do the Left. Trump should make a point of directing his FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, to start issuing guidance to carriers, and accepting complaints. If the providers won't change, they risk losing their status as Common Carriers.

Trust me. They won't risk that.

Lever Action Rifles: .30-30 vs .44 Magnum





Once again, how did Mr. Rogers and Chuck Norris have a child?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Now, Here's a Tax That I Could Get on Board With

Tax the Blue Zones.

To save the planet. By reducing the number that would be affected by the Coming Apocalypse.

While we're at it, start moving the Federal Government's staff to the hinterlands, where their Taxpayer-Provided salaries will go further. That would include the staff that does NOT have to be physically present - handling correspondence, setting up appearances, media liaisons, researchers, etc.

Replace the physical presence with video chat/text chat apps, like GoToMeeting or EZTalks.

Let's stop thinking in pre-21st Century terms. Let's Remake American Government - for the Kids!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Thoughts About the Coddling of American Not-Adults

I can't call them "children" - many of them are college-age and even beyond.

Too many are being assisted by parents eager to have a bragging point on social media, or on the back of their SUV bumper.

Here's a good explanation of some of the ridiculous measures that parents have taken in an effort to see their kid "win" at life's events.

What might reasonable parental help look like?

  • Assistance for the first few grades with doing homework, and organizing their backpack to make it possible to locate work to be turned in, permission slips to be signed. Most kids don't need that much help after the first couple of times; some, the less-organized, or honestly disabled in that regard, might need assistance longer. At some point, kids have to be responsible for their own affairs - definitely before college.
  • Some coaching in sports, either personally, or with some help from a better-qualified coach. Unless their team coach says they've got a reasonable possibility of making it in high-level - Olympic or professional - sports, a start is all that is necessary. If the kid drives the practice - eager to continue long after you've pooped out, this is fine. If YOU are the one that is insisting on continuing practice, and the kid is reluctant, ask yourself - why is this so important to me? What is lacking in my own accomplishments that I would live vicariously through my child?
  • Project help - the first time they do this, they might honestly be confused about what is involved, and need some input. After that, unless there's a specific question - and quite small - they're on their own. For example, for each of my kids, the first time they had to do a research project, I worked with them. I helped them learn how to take notes, use those notes to begin writing, helped them learn how to use a word processor, and give a last check of the report, looking for spelling errors/typos, or seriously tangled grammar. That was it. Yes, I know other parents virtually did the work themselves. Too bad. That kid lost out - hugely - and did not learn from the assignment. It will bite that kid in the butt when they actually have to do their own work.
  • Friendships - playgroups are for those kids without siblings, who are too young to handle walking over to a friend's house. By the time they've hit 3rd grade or so, they're on their own. One exception - the socially awkward kid who needs some coaching on how to make, and keep, friends. But, by high school, at least, they're on their own.
  • Housework - a household worker is no substitute for what kids can learn by pitching in with the household chores. Even toddlers can pick up things on the floor. ALL kids should be able to clean up after themselves, do laundry, cook basic meals, and organize their stuff.
What can you add to this list?

Monday, March 18, 2019

Some Random Thoughts While on a Break

I've got a full-day sub job, and the schedule has me free until 10:35. Some of the things that have been on my mind:
  1. Teachers, if they have children, tend to have a LOT of children - often more than 2, sometimes as many as 4. That's a high number of kids for a relatively educated woman, and most of them are married. So, if you're looking for a woman who might be a good life partner, you might want to check out teachers. Warning: some of them - particularly the K-8 crowd and the Social Studies teachers - do tend to be somewhat to very Liberal. Almost all the Math and Science teachers lean to the Right. Tread warily.
  2. The support of teachers is not, despite all efforts of the Left, monolithic. Many on the staff of local schools lean Conservative, and they get little to no support from their colleagues. Areas to target: Business Ed, Phys Ed, Math, and the Physical Sciences. They are the least likely to support "every child passes with an A", disciplinary changes, or one pay scale for all teacher positions. If you have options other than teaching, which some teaching specialities do, it's hard to swallow the idea that seniority, coupled with time in a graduate school classroom, should be the sole determinants of what you're paid. They are a group that is ripe for being split off from the Progressive Plantation.
  3. A good area for a Charter School to target is middle school. The school would have to have some money behind it (do you hear me, foundations?), so they could weather the financial hit of booting out kids that are discipline problems that will not respond, bullies (particularly those girls that make life HELL for their victims, without laying a hand on them), and other toxic students. The teacher certification is less of a problem than the high schools, and a lot of parents would respond to a school choice that is heavy on Math preparation and remediation, English skills - reading, writing, research, and Science that has the kids prepped for science fair competition. Those 3 areas are absolutely critical. It could even be a hybrid school - part in-school, part home-taught, or online. Cater to home-schoolers who need to free up some time to work or participate in other activities, but still want to control their kids' education, and you could have a winner.
Saturday - I found this action by the British government to be repulsive. It changes removal of organs after death from a Donation, to an Appropriation. How long before the exceptions are removed?

It does say that your relatives can overrule your decision. That means that hospital staff can use guilt or pressure to get relatives to give permission to raid the body for parts.

How long until the hospitals beginning offering a reduction of the hospital bill in return for signing aways parts.

The College Scam arrests are just the beginning. Here's a link to more cheating.

As Columbo used to say, "I have a theory about this." The arrests in the college admissions scam were of rich, White people. That was deliberate. The next arrests are going to be of non-Caucasians, particularly in the Far East, the Mideast, and India. Too many people have been cheating/playing the system for too long, and it's long past Time for a Reckoning.

This is just the beginning.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

If You Wrote a Book With a Plot Twist Like This...

...it would be considered contrived and implausible.

The hits just keep coming!

Older Women Disappear?

Here is a story about the feeling many women have as they age - that they have become invisible. People no longer notice them; they say things, only to find that they are ignored.

That's not MY experience - every year, I find I am more engaged in life. I have more friends; my family and I are closer than we have been in years. I have no end of interesting things to do, and people to interact with.

So, no, I truly cannot say that I can relate to this experience.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

And here is yet another interesting thing

I saw this on Messenger, shared it, then went in to find the original source. I used the search term Law Of The Land, and came up with a bunch of this exact thing. I chose this particular one a it was the cleanest clearest version:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Personal Update

I've been back and forth between Rock Hill, SC and Cleveland, OH. Reasons include:

  • Brother needed some assistance with home, driving privileges, and disability forms. I got that in motion, the form was submitted, he's back to driving, and the home is in progress. Basically, I just needed to touch base, verify that he was OK, and give a little help. It was great to spend some time with him - the physical distance has made it tough to keep as close as we once were.
  • Stayed around Cleveland, so I could share the driving with my husband, who was in town for a medical checkup. We had to drive back in one day, but it was nice to have extended time with each other.
  • Turned right around once home - I arrive late Monday evening, had to fly back on Wednesday for a funeral. If I buy another dress outfit, it will probably be black or navy. We went through a time previously when we were attending funerals for our friends and family's parents. Now, it's for them.
While I was away from home, I managed to finish Gramsci Part 2. I also got a jump on the research for the next part - Herbert Marcuse. He's the 'thinker' behind the Intolerant Left, among other things. It will be interesting to tie the attacks on the 1st Amendment to his disciples - one of them was Dr. Angela Davis, Communist that aided the Black Panthers' violent attacks on society.

Who also never served a day in jail for it - in fact, she was rewarded with academic acclaim for her part in the murder of the judge presiding over her lover's trial.

The Left has a lot to answer for.

Ash Wednesday today - no bacon!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It's the Little Things That Facilitate the Deep State

Such as this.

TOP 10 People Making Furniture With Secret Compartments For Guns





Oh HELL yes! That warning at the beginning was appropriate.

An Extremely Odd Thing

Today, I went to a business to have my fingerprints sent off to the state of South Carolina (I'll be applying for an insurance agent's license once I take the test).

The machine kept rejecting my scans. I was truly shocked when the lady said, "Your fingerprints are no longer there."

Now, they were not totally missing - you could look at the scans, and they were acceptable at the sides. But, for the majority of the digit, the fingerprints had worn down sufficiently to make getting a recognizable print just about impossible.

Apparently, this happens. Often with nurses, and other people who use their hands a lot - like people who type on keyboards.

I may have to make another trip there, just to verify that - yup, they're gone. The state will just have to work with the information available about me, minus the prints.

There's a murder mystery or something in this odd thing.

Friday, February 22, 2019

How to Shrink Government

Just like you eat an elephant - piece by piece.

Start with a recently created Department - such as Energy, Education, or EPA - the 3 Big Bad E's. As an Executive Decision, and AFTER you have worked out the main details (don't sweat the small stuff, just have an overall plan), announce that the department will be eliminated as a separate entity, and either folded into another department (such as Interior), or eliminated entirely.

Get the states on board by offering to give 2 or 3-year block grants to the states to TEMPORARILY replace part of the federal money that will be, shortly, no longer available. Have a sunset date built into this Executive Order. Right away, the states can save money by eliminating their staff that is responsible for applying for, and administering, the Dept. grants. That, in most cases, is a LOT of people.

For Energy:

  • Fold essential functions (and, they are not many) into the Interior Dept. Eliminate the duplicate jobs/categories/administrative people no longer needed.
  • Interior will announce that these new jobs will be located in one of the midwestern states with substantial energy production. Right there, you move a LOT of people out of the Washington orbit. The lure is that their salaries will stretch further. Only the Director of the Energy Division will be located in Washington. Everyone else stays in that new location - including ALL upper-level management staff. That removes a lot of people that will no longer be available to be wooed by lobbyists.
  • Announce that all Federal employees may apply for the positions that will remain, on a competitive basis. NO guarantees for ANYONE.
  • Many of these jobs will be contract-only, and the contracting companies will take former skills and experience in the previous job into consideration (also, special consideration for vets). If the employee doesn't perform to expectations, their supervisor puts in a request to his boss that the contract employee be removed. As they have no job protections, this should be easy. Ideally, the rest of the staff will get the message, and step up their work ethic.
  • For those people who have been doing their job, without acting as a Deep State ally, the executive staff should call in markers to their contacts in industry, and help them find new work - NOT in government, unless it's at the state level.
In order of elimination, Energy, Education, EPA. Then, assuming the citizens of this country have the good sense NOT to elect another Democrat or RINO, repeat until the government assumes a size more suitable to our citizens' budgets.

Contracting is the key part of this. It bypasses Civil Service protections, allows the Feds to expand or contract as needed, WITHOUT incurring pension, disability, or unemployment responsibilities for those employees. It allows the Feds to jettison the stranglehold that the government unions have placed on changes to members' conditions, responsibilities or pay. It also allows government to GET RID OF THE NON-PERFORMERS.

I was talking to my Vet son-in-law, and he expressed concern about veteran's education benefits. I pointed out that the actual administration of those could be handled by the Dept. of Defense - as they were before the Dept. of Education existed. Pell grants could be block-granted to the states. If they can reduce the waste and/or fraud, they get to keep the money to be used for educational purposes only.

The EPA would, like Energy, become a SMALL part of Interior. Their budget would be enfolded into the whole. The only function for the EPA would be to handle interstate water and air issues, and serve as a resource for the states - NOT acting in any way unless the pollution crosses state lines. All in-state issues are the states' problem.

The newly created Education Division would be located in Iowa, the home of the famous Iowa Test of Basic Skills. I took it when young, and it was a good test. Locate them near, but not IN, one of the larger cities. Again, like the EPA, they would be a RESOURCE. They MIGHT encourage - not demand - that states work with other states in a particular region, to have similar standards for K12 education (NOT Common Core - the 'standards' are too specific, overly detailed, and not all that good).

Thursday, February 21, 2019

JOHN SOLOMON: THERE WAS A THIRD ANTI-TRUMP DOSSIER GIVEN TO THE DOJ|Sean...





What baffled me for a strong minute was how anyone who works for the government, joins the military, etc, how can they be demoncraps? You join, there is no draft.



Then I realized that the reason is to destroy the capitalist/imperialist/whateverist Amerikkka!!!! From the INSIDE!!!!!!!!!!! Because there's no way they can beat us head on.



And then I got to thinking about the programming our children receive in school, K-PhD. How in the hell did those propagandists get in a position to be our children's educators?

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

Eh. Maybe not.

The reports that the Justice Department - and their ideologically-aligned cronies, the FBI - actually tried to push the claim that Sessions was a Russian agent. They actually were leaking LIES about it to the media. Apparently, the Dems of Congress were getting these leaks, as the questioning of Sessions was designed either to get an admission, or lay the foundation for later perjury charges.

I mean, JEFF SESSIONS?

BTW, for those with no historical knowledge, this is that "McCarthyism" that the Left is so shocked and horrified about. Except, McCarthy's accusations were - largely - true. Even the Leftist Washington Post has to agree about that, in the wake of recent revelations.

I'l be dealing with that time period in a later chapter of my Leftism for Beginners book.

EL CHAPO Names Names of Politicians...





Guess who, eh? Just guess.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Qanon is 100% coming from the Trump Administration.





Do you doubt Q? I'm sure you, like I, would like to see the end of this. But it HAS to be bulletproof. It has to be so solid there can be no denial, no other explanation than "Yep, that's it".

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Devil's Rejects: Free Bird





This song will never be the same in my heart, but that doesn't change its brilliance. You do know there is to be another of the Captain Spaulding movies, yes? Looking forward to that.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Weight Loss on Keto So Far

After just one month, I've dropped 17.6 pounds. I can feel the difference in the lost water weight; my joints are no longer swollen, and I am moving at or above my target number of steps (10K/day).

My clothes are fitting more comfortably, I am able to move and bend over without effort, and I've lost those 'carb cravings' that had doomed earlier diets.

If you're thinking about trying Keto, I would recommend:

  • Check with your doctor first - you want to make sure that there is no medical reason that the diet would be bad for you
  • Use the Stupid Simple Keto app - easy to use, free for the trial version (although, if you're going to stick with Keto, spend the money to upgrade - among other things, you'll gain the ability to scan bar codes for instant nutritional info.
  • Commit to walking (FitBit pedometers are relatively cheap and easy to use) and drinking LOTS of water. I'm not kidding - you will need to re-hydrate frequently.

Follow the Money! I Mean the Text!

For years, I've dealt with assessing contentious legislation through a simple expedient:

Go to the actual text of the proposed/current law. It's easy enough to do these days - a quick search usually turns up a pdf or plaintext of the bill. If it's a national bill, Thomas takes care of that.

Here is the relevant sections of the Virginia bill (the sections dealing with abortion - it's a mixed bill).

First, the published summary from the site.

Then, the full text (sections that pertain to abortion shown below, along with my comments about that section).

§ 18.2-73. When abortion lawful during second trimester of pregnancy.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of § 18.2-71 and in addition to the provisions of § 18.2-72, it shall be lawful for any physician licensed by the Board of Medicine to practice medicine and surgery, to terminate or attempt to terminate a human pregnancy or aid or assist in the termination of a human pregnancy by performing an abortion or causing a miscarriage on any woman during the second trimester of pregnancy and prior to the third trimester of pregnancy provided such procedure is performed in a hospital licensed by the State Department of Health or operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

OK, first major concern. Abortions during the second trimester are more complicated - the uterus is more apt to tear, bleeding is a bigger concern than in earlier abortions, and, when medical attention is needed, time is critical. This provision is likely in there for several reasons: the physician does not have privileges at a nearby hospital, the cost to the not-a-mother would be less, and it does eliminate oversight by other doctors who might question why the procedure was performed so late, or even whether it was truly the decision of the pregnant woman.

§ 18.2-74. When abortion or termination of pregnancy lawful after second trimester of pregnancy.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of § 18.2-71 and in addition to the provisions of §§ 18.2-72 and 18.2-73, it shall be lawful for any physician licensed by the Board of Medicine to practice medicine and surgery to terminate or attempt to terminate a human pregnancy or aid or assist in the termination of a human pregnancy by performing an abortion or causing a miscarriage on any woman in a stage of pregnancy subsequent to the second trimester, provided that the following conditions are met:
(a) 1. Said operation is performed in a hospital licensed by the Virginia State Department of Health or operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
(b) 2. The physician and two consulting physicians certify certifies and so enter enters in the hospital record of the woman, that in theirthe physician's medical opinion, based upon their the physician's best clinical judgment, the continuation of the pregnancy is likely to result in the death of the woman or substantially and irremediably impair the mental or physical health of the woman.

Taking away the need to get 2 other doctors on board with the procedure means that the abortion providers needn't justify their actions, using reasonable evidence and arguments.

The part "or impair the mental or physical health of the women" gives very wide latitude. No longer must that impairment be substantial or irremediable (not likely to change). 

You're sad about the pregnancy? Abort.

You're queasy and not feeling your best? Abort.

(c) 3. Measures for life support for the product of such abortion or miscarriage must shall be available and utilized if there is any clearly visible evidence of viability.

No longer will the doctor be required to try to keep the kid alive (those late abortions that result in living children are SUCH a disappointment to everyone involved). You can just bet the people present at that procedure will NOT see any "clearly visible evidence of viability".

§ 18.2-76. Informed written consent required.
A. Before performing any abortion or inducing any miscarriage or terminating a pregnancy as provided in § 18.2-7218.2-73, or 18.2-74, the physician shall obtain the informed written consent of the pregnant woman. However, if the woman has been adjudicated incapacitated by any court of competent jurisdiction or if the physician knows or has good reason to believe that such woman is incapacitated as adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction, then only after permission is given in writing by a parent, guardian, committee, or other person standing in loco parentis to the woman, may the physician perform the abortion or otherwise terminate the pregnancy.

In other words, God help you if you have some intellectual or emotional impairment, however brief. You can lose your "right to choose" to a "parent, guardian, committee, or other person standing in loco parentis to the woman".

B. At least 24 hours before the performance of an abortion, a qualified medical professional trained in sonography and working under the supervision of a physician licensed in the Commonwealth shall perform fetal transabdominal ultrasound imaging on the patient undergoing the abortion for the purpose of determining gestational age. If the pregnant woman lives at least 100 miles from the facility where the abortion is to be performed, the fetal ultrasound imaging shall be performed at least two hours before the abortion. The ultrasound image shall contain the dimensions of the fetus and accurately portray the presence of external members and internal organs of the fetus, if present or viewable. Determination of gestational age shall be based upon measurement of the fetus in a manner consistent with standard medical practice in the community for determining gestational age. When only the gestational sac is visible during ultrasound imaging, gestational age may be based upon measurement of the gestational sac. If gestational age cannot be determined by a transabdominal ultrasound, then the patient undergoing the abortion shall be verbally offered other ultrasound imaging to determine gestational age, which she may refuse. A print of the ultrasound image shall be made to document the measurements that have been taken to determine the gestational age of the fetus.

Goodbye to transabdominal (NOT transvaginal) ultrasounds. They are FAR superior to various measurements that are external (basically, feeling the uterus from the outside, and making an educated guess). The time requirements? That gives the woman time to make an INFORMED decision, rather than an emotional, hurried consent.

The provisions of this subsection shall not apply if the woman seeking an abortion is the victim of rape or incest, if the incident was reported to law-enforcement authorities. Nothing herein shall preclude the physician from using any ultrasound imaging that he considers to be medically appropriate pursuant to the standard medical practice in the community.
C. The qualified medical professional performing fetal ultrasound imaging pursuant to subsection B shall verbally offer the woman an opportunity to view the ultrasound image, receive a printed copy of the ultrasound image and hear the fetal heart tones pursuant to standard medical practice in the community, and shall obtain from the woman written certification that this opportunity was offered and whether or not it was accepted and, if applicable, verification that the pregnant woman lives at least 100 miles from the facility where the abortion is to be performed. A printed copy of the ultrasound image shall be maintained in the woman's medical record at the facility where the abortion is to be performed for the longer of (i) seven years or (ii) the extent required by applicable federal or state law.
D. For purposes of this section:
"Informed written consent" means the knowing and voluntary written consent to abortion by a pregnant woman of any age, without undue inducement or any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, or other form of constraint or coercion by the physician who is to perform the abortion or his agent. The basic information to effect such consent, as required by this subsection, shall be provided by telephone or in person to the woman at least 24 hours before the abortion by the physician who is to perform the abortion, by a referring physician, or by a licensed professional or practical nurse working under the direct supervision of either the physician who is to perform the abortion or the referring physician; however, the information in subdivision 5 may be provided instead by a licensed health-care professional working under the direct supervision of either the physician who is to perform the abortion or the referring physician. This basic information shall include:
1. A full, reasonable and comprehensible medical explanation of the nature, benefits, and risks of and alternatives to the proposed procedures or protocols to be followed in her particular case;
2. An instruction that the woman may withdraw her consent at any time prior to the performance of the procedure;
3. An offer for the woman to speak with the physician who is to perform the abortion so that he may answer any questions that the woman may have and provide further information concerning the procedures and protocols;
4. A statement of the probable gestational age of the fetus at the time the abortion is to be performed and that fetal ultrasound imaging shall be performed prior to the abortion to confirm the gestational age; and
5. An offer to review the printed materials described in subsection F. If the woman chooses to review such materials, they shall be provided to her in a respectful and understandable manner, without prejudice and intended to give the woman the opportunity to make an informed choice and shall be provided to her at least 24 hours before the abortion or mailed to her at least 72 hours before the abortion by first-class mail or, if the woman requests, by certified mail, restricted delivery. This offer for the woman to review the material shall advise her of the following: (i) the Department of Health publishes printed materials that describe the unborn child and list agencies that offer alternatives to abortion; (ii) medical assistance benefits may be available for prenatal care, childbirth and neonatal care, and that more detailed information on the availability of such assistance is contained in the printed materials published by the Department; (iii) the father of the unborn child is liable to assist in the support of her child, even in instances where he has offered to pay for the abortion, that assistance in the collection of such support is available, and that more detailed information on the availability of such assistance is contained in the printed materials published by the Department; (iv) she has the right to review the materials printed by the Department and that copies will be provided to her free of charge if she chooses to review them; and (v) a statewide list of public and private agencies and services that provide ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services free of charge. Where the woman has advised that the pregnancy is the result of a rape, the information in clause (iii) may be omitted.

Informed consent? NOT happening. When women are given full information, SOME of them do change their mind. The intent of this provision, since struck from the bill, is to slow down the rush to abort.

Realistically, many women's first thought is - Get RID of IT! The opportunity to think about it - without pressure - is one that should be available. No one should rush into a life-changing decision without time to process what this will mean, years down the road.

The information required by this subsection may be provided by telephone or in person.
E. The physician need not obtain the informed written consent of the woman when the abortion is to be performed pursuant to a medical emergency or spontaneous miscarriage. "Medical emergency" means any condition which, on the basis of the physician's good faith clinical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of a pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or for which a delay will create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.
F. On or before October 1, 2001, the Department of Health shall publish, in English and in each language which is the primary language of two percent or more of the population of the Commonwealth, the following printed materials in such a way as to ensure that the information is easily comprehensible:
1. Geographically indexed materials designed to inform the woman of public and private agencies and services available to assist a woman through pregnancy, upon childbirth and while the child is dependent, including, but not limited to, information on services relating to (i) adoption as a positive alternative, (ii) information relative to counseling services, benefits, financial assistance, medical care and contact persons or groups, (iii) paternity establishment and child support enforcement, (iv) child development, (v) child rearing and stress management, (vi) pediatric and maternal health care, and (vii) public and private agencies and services that provide ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services free of charge. The materials shall include a comprehensive list of the names and telephone numbers of the agencies, or, at the option of the Department of Health, printed materials including a toll-free, 24-hour-a-day telephone number which may be called to obtain, orally, such a list and description of agencies in the locality of the caller and of the services they offer;
2. Materials designed to inform the woman of the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics of the human fetus at two-week gestational increments from the time when a woman can be known to be pregnant to full term, including any relevant information on the possibility of the fetus's survival and pictures or drawings representing the development of the human fetus at two-week gestational increments. Such pictures or drawings shall contain the dimensions of the fetus and shall be realistic and appropriate for the stage of pregnancy depicted. The materials shall be objective, nonjudgmental and designed to convey only accurate scientific information about the human fetus at the various gestational ages; and
3. Materials containing objective information describing the methods of abortion procedures commonly employed, the medical risks commonly associated with each such procedure, the possible detrimental psychological effects of abortion, and the medical risks commonly associated with carrying a child to term.
The Department of Health shall make these materials available at each local health department and, upon request, to any person or entity, in reasonable numbers and without cost to the requesting party.
G. Any physician who fails to comply with the provisions of this section shall be subject to a $2,500 civil penalty.
§ 32.1-127. Regulations.
A. The regulations promulgated by the Board to carry out the provisions of this article shall be in substantial conformity to the standards of health, hygiene, sanitation, construction and safety as established and recognized by medical and health care professionals and by specialists in matters of public health and safety, including health and safety standards established under provisions of Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and to the provisions of Article 2 (§ 32.1-138 et seq.).
B. Such regulations:
1. Shall include minimum standards for (i) the construction and maintenance of hospitals, nursing homes and certified nursing facilities to ensure the environmental protection and the life safety of its patients, employees, and the public; (ii) the operation, staffing and equipping of hospitals, nursing homes and certified nursing facilities; (iii) qualifications and training of staff of hospitals, nursing homes and certified nursing facilities, except those professionals licensed or certified by the Department of Health Professions; (iv) conditions under which a hospital or nursing home may provide medical and nursing services to patients in their places of residence; and (v) policies related to infection prevention, disaster preparedness, and facility security of hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities. For purposes of this paragraph, facilities in which five or more first trimester abortions per month are performed shall be classified as a category of "hospital";

Now, the article where I found the link to the full text is pro-abortion. She cites several physicians on the necessity of this procedure, late in the pregnancy, and is - Disingenuous? Dishonest? about the reasons why someone might choose late-pregnancy abortion.
Dr. Beverly Gray, an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University, has previously told Refinery29 medical complications are often the reason why pregnancies are terminated after 20 weeks of gestation.
"Many of these women are faced with pregnancies complicated by severe birth defects that can only be diagnosed at this stage of pregnancy. Other women are diagnosed with medical complications, such as cancer, where pregnancy can put their life at risk," she said. "Many teenagers don’t realize they are pregnant until the second trimester and often seek care later, especially if they are hesitant to disclose the news to their family. Because abortion after 20 weeks is more rare, there are fewer ob-gyn’s who provide this care, making it logistically difficult to find a doctor, which can also create delays."
While explaining the HB2491 measure, Northam also explained from a medical perspective what it is like for women with nonviable pregnancies to go into labor. "The infant would be delivered; the infant would be kept comfortable; the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desire, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother," he said.
Some charts, and a link to the place where I found them. It's worth reading the explanation of these laws/regulations, as it's quite different than suggested by the pro-aborts who sweepingly refer to the MANY countries in which abortion beyond the 1st trimester hunky-dory.

A good follow-up to all this is here, on Front Page Magazine. It'll help heal your tired soul, and wash your mind clean of all of this filth.