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.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Why SpaceX is planning to develop its first Mars landing missions with N...





Soooo...we're going home?

WHAT HAPPENED IN LA? #DrillOrExtraction? #HumanTrafficking? #iPOT #Richi...





I've got a few people who actually buy the "drill" concept. I am retired, I was a SOCOM Security person, I've done a thing or few in a place or few, I know the available training facilities that exist on many many patches of .mil property, this was not a drill. This was some real shit and you're being fed the "nothing to see here" line. The only thing I want to know is the deep detail shit. That's just me though. *AHEM*

Friday, February 8, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

This Must Be Viewed

     Don’t give me any “I don’t do videos” BS. This is three and a half minutes long and vitally important:

     It is incomprehensible to me that there are Americans – non-Muslims – who fail to appreciate the evil and savagery of Islam.

     Any woman who sees this and remains persuaded that “Islam respects women’s rights” is too far gone into lunacy to be helped – or trusted.

Concerning The State Of The Union Speech

     It was a brilliant speech. President Trump hit all the right notes. But it must be remembered that the opposition does not share his attitude; it is entirely partisan and focused on power for itself. These are people, owing to the steady devolution of our political class over the century past, who are interested in nothing but their own power and perquisites. The good of the country doesn't even blip their radars.

     They must go, one and all. Let there be no "safe districts." No matter how many years a district has been dominated by Democrats, they can be ousted — and they must be. (The same goes for the Establishment Republicans who give the president lip service while maneuvering in secret to thwart him.) The successful continuation of the greatest experiment in freedom in all of human history demands it.

Gotta Brag!

I checked my weight this morning, and I'm done 16 pounds since Christmas - most of it in the last 3 weeks.

The app that I'm tracking it all with is Stupid, Simple Keto. It's on my phone, handy, and the paid version - less than $20 - also lets you scan foods. Very important to do in the supermarket, BEFORE you bring food into the house.

My knees feel MUCH better, and my asthma has calmed down.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A Lot of Common Sense Here

Saw the link, clicked on a whim, and found it VERY worthwhile.

Having Trouble Starting Work, Because...

...there's just so MUCH doggone interesting news going on!

I've also been working really hard on improving my health. I've been doing Keto, which has allowed me to lose the extra fluids that had been accumulating in my legs. That, in turn, took the excess stress off my joints.

It's been a huge difference in how I feel. This morning, I had sliced corned beef (made yesterday in the Instant Pot, and just falling apart in tenderness), eggs, and with 1.0 oz of sliced Harvarti Cheese with Garlic. Delicious, and only 1.16 g of carbs.

I found that pork rinds are incredible. I'd tried them before, but hated them. The light dawned when I realized that what I hated was the barbeque flavor. Plain rinds are WONDERFUL, and give me a crunchy protein and fat carrier system, other than bread.

2nd Week of Keto

Still going surprisingly well. I'm a long-time carb lover, whose girth had gotten way beyond the 'sort of OK' point. I needed to do something.

I checked around, and found that a Keto diet would accomplish several things:

  • Lose weight (OK, for the science-minded, actually mass)
  • Decrease water retention - a problem due to periodic use of steroids for asthma issues
  • Eliminate my carb cravings that had torpedoed other diet efforts
Boy, did it! Until today, I had no carb cravings. Even when I did start sniffing around carb-y snacks, I quickly was able to find a substitute - cheese strips. It worked.

I'm able to eat a whole lot of things:
  • Meats
  • Cheeses
  • Non-starchy veggies
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Sausage
  • Olives
  • Hummus (in moderation)
  • Pork rinds - never liked them before - it turns out that I hated the barbeque flavor of the ones I sampled previously. Plain pork rinds are delish - AND a great scoop for various protein-laden stuff
Tomorrow, I'm going to track down an easy recipe for Bulletproof Coffee - devotees swear bythe high-fat snack drink.

I'll be weighing in tomorrow.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

STATE of the UNION: the prophecy ~ Trump





This guy is quite good, actually. We are getting well, and it's about bloody time!

Dads On Pointe

NOT a good idea, this fad of Dads dressing up in womanly clothes. Many children 'try out' the dress of the opposite sex. It's common, and, for those not encouraged by Feminist Nazi Parents to do it on a regular basis, it's short-lived. Generally, by the end of pre-school, a kid's sexual identity is confirmed as the same as his/her biological, DNA-matching sex.

What kid doesn't love rubbing the satin edging of his favorite blanket? Or stroking a silky blouse? So, a kid's attraction to soft, touchable fabrics is at least PART of the attraction to his sister's dress-up clothing.

Not a deep-seated, innate desire to be a female.

But, no. Just, no, to the idea of "Precious Dad" in female regalia - even if it's Pretend Fairy Queen. That just leads to prolonging the time of gender confusion.


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Leftist Tactics - Part 1

I was talking to someone younger, and he asked (not angry, just curious): "Why do you hate the Leftists so much?"

I responded with a few short paragraphs about Soviet incursions into other countries, those in the USA that collaborated with them, and the dismal effect that allowing Leftists in k12 education had on learning. Really, I could have provided a lot more evidence, just from having lived through the 2nd half of the 20th century.

Then, it dawned on me. Those who are younger than Baby Boomers have absolutely NO memories of the Leftists being the Bad Guys. To them, they're the Nice Ones.

I'm going to finally get off my ass, and do some SHORT intros to the ideas of the Left, perhaps once a week. I could use a buddy to help me, so, if any of the other Outlaws wants to collaborate, let me know.

Meanwhile, there's this on Leftist Tactics, which - thanks to the wide availability of cell phone cameras, did not - this time - succeed..

Watch Company Launches Response To Gillette ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Ad; It G...





I think I need a watch.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

TRUMP WALL Shutdown - CIVIL WAR Is Coming!!! Right Wing Will Go JOHN WICK





This, I felt, was very good, very "deep thought". Me? I'm on the hard right in many ways. Not every way, but my nation comes first. There are things that I feel you can do whatever you want in your own compound, just don't bring it out into the street. But I totally agree with the "quality control" thought in here.



This was watched in increments, because there were several places where I needed stop to think about that thing or another. Go get something to eat (popcorn, as it were), go get a cup of coffee, etc.



You may not like this, or you may be glued to it. I just felt pulled to watch the whole thing and digest the thought.

Monday, January 21, 2019

As far as I can figure

RIF is eligible tomorrow, Mon 1/21/19. I may be wrong, but we may hope. Now, what brought my post?

Super Blood Moon. Last one until 2021. I'm not going to go all "supernatural" on you, BUUUUUUUUUUUT, The Donald is beyond reasonable explanation.

How. In. The. FU#* did he win? How? Explain this to me.

THINK! THINK!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Nancy No Trip, Ohr, McCabe, AS Liar, Project Cassandra





To Nasty Pisslousy, for one, RIF. Know who the POTUS is? Have you ever heard the line "You're fired"? Monday is IT, bitches. Just know that. New elections to fill your slots? HARD core security to ensure eligible voters? :*

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Criminal Department of "Justice"

I'm somewhat aware of most of these, but had forgotten (or never known) of others.

It's when you see the complete history of Mueller's abuses of the "Justice" system, that you realize we've been living in tyranny for a LONG time.

I think we (bloggers and other alternative media) have an obligation to make time to sound the alarm. We need to regularly post re-caps of prior offenses, crimes, and abuses of power, from the time of Bill Clinton onward - INCLUDING GW Bush.

Younger voters won't know of these. They need to see the long history of offenses laid out, in detail, to understand WHY the old geezers and geezettes are angry at what has happened to their country.

If they are 21 now, they were only 10 when BO took over. Their knowledge of Bush is filtered by the heavy propaganda that was around since they were TWO!

They know NOTHING of BJC and HRC, nor of the sleazy deals they made, and the lies they told. What they know is filtered - primarily by Leftists.

So, education is # 1.

The Rebellion Triangle

You may have heard of the Slavery Triangle - from Africa, to the Caribbean, to America. And, back again.

Is this the Rebellion Triangle? American to England to France?

Uprisings by the working classes in those countries have been going on longer than the Media and the Leftist Establishment would like you to know about. The Yellow Jackets Revolt is the latest in a long series of incidents in those 3 countries, and may be the one that sets off the Global Open Rebellion Against the Leftists.


I was a kid when a lot of earlier rebellions happened - in Africa and much of Asia. The thing is, even then, the revolts spread virally.

It's even more likely now, with the easy spread of videos and organizing tools on social media. The more the Left pushes back, the harder their opponents will respond. The only thing that can stop them now is access to weapons.

Even without guns, the YJs can do a lot of damage, which is happening right now. You will notice that you have NOT generally seen these scenes of violence on TV. I'm not sure which end of the feed is censoring the news - the French, or the US media.

But, censorship is no excuse. These videos are widely available online. If the Leftist Media WANTED this to get out, it would.

As for America, about the only thing stopping our Patriotic Opposition from doing the same is Trump. Who is, after all, a compromiser and a relative centrist. He has kept America from not-so Civil War, by giving people some hope that all is not lost.

God help the Left if Trump doesn't win in 2020. It could be the last time we see our country intact.

A Nice Little Story

It's on Tor - the person writing it might be a non-White, judging from her picture. Doesn't matter, not germane to the story - or to me, for that matter (although for some ridiculous reason it's REALLY important to the Left).

I'm just putting the link here, because it's an interesting idea, in a well-written story.

Of course you heard about the holiday being canceled

About, basically, the democraps planning to use their government resources during the government shutdown that is their damn fault in the first place?

I found so many news clips, tv, radio, newspaper, etc when I googled it, that I figured everyone knew and had formed an opinion.

But with the current general inability to pay attention for more than 30 seconds anymore (unless it really upsets you), I figured the occasional reminder couldn't hurt.

As well, we now have the subversion about the lies that were supposedly told in rigging a poll (OMG) by the right. But doesn't the left do that continually?

Again, I'm thinking this one may have been a set up to open the door to investigation?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Quickies: An Entertaining Thought

     A lot of us in the Right are looking forward to President Trump’s next Supreme Court appointment, which will probably cement a conservative majority on the Court for at least two decades. But I’m looking forward to it out of a kind of hope some might find peculiar.

     Imagine that the appointee is Amy Coney Barrett, recently installed on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Barrett is a Catholic, and apparently a serious one. (Sad to say, serious Catholics are a declining demographic in these United States.) Having seen Brian Buescher abused by the Democrats over his Catholicism, I’m hoping for exchanges such as the following at Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearing:

Sen. Harris: Judge Barrett, what is your opinion of the decision in Roe v. Wade?
Judge Barrett: It was an outrage. Clearly wrongly decided.
Sen. Harris: So you would vote to overturn that decision?
Judge Barrett: Given the opportunity? I certainly would.
Sen. Harris: How can you sit there and advocate the repeal of a woman’s right to choose?
Judge Barrett: Abortion is murder. If there’s a right to life, there can be no right to murder.
Sen. Harris: I’m appalled that you can consider yourself fit for the highest court in America.
Judge Barrett: I’m appalled that you, who openly defend the murder of innocent children, have a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Harris: How dare you!
Judge Barrett: Why not? You were never going to vote to confirm me, so why shouldn’t I say what I think?

     I’d buy a Pay-Per-View to see that. Maybe it’s unlikely, but still...!

Quickies: The State Of The Union Address

     He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States. [Constitution of the United States, Article II, Section 3]

     The president’s duties, as indicated by the citation above, do include informing Congress about “the state of the union.” However, the relevant clause does not specify how that duty is to be performed: neither how often, nor where, nor by what means. Moreover, the “tradition” of a public State Of The Union Address, delivered in person and orally to a joint session of Congress, is far younger than most people believe: proto-fascist Woodrow Wilson began the “tradition” in 1913.

     Thus, Nancy Pelosi cannot “cancel” this presidential duty, as has been suggested by some commentators. President Trump can simply select an alternate means of conveying the information to Congress that he believes Congress should receive.

     The presidential duty of informing Congress about the state of the union derives from several characteristics of the early United States:

  • News relevant to the entire nation took several weeks to circulate, rather than being instantaneous;
  • Sessions of Congress were far shorter then than now, typically only a few weeks per year;
  • A Representative or Senator had to make a difficult overland journey to attend a session;
  • The president was the only federal official whose official duties were continuous.

     Today a formal State Of The Union Address is a relic, something that could easily be disposed of with no adverse consequences. Presidents use it mainly for televised publicity, self-congratulation, and to whip up support for their personal legislative agendas. There would be a lot less Sturm und Drang about it were presidents to return to the Nineteenth Century practice of submitting a written summary to Congress and letting it go at that.

     Mr. President: How about doing it via an email? You have an email-address list of all those clowns on Capitol Hill, don’t you? Just a thought, mind you.

Cheap, Easy Ways to Change Peoples' Minds

I like the inexpensive approach of this video. Basically, a magnetic whiteboard, some Internet pictures printed out, and some magnetic strips with words on them.

Easy-Peasy.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Identity Politics

This drives me nuts.

Other than the Indigenous Americans - and, by that, I mean those who immigrated to the land now known as the USA long before the more recent invasions by Norsemen, Europeans, Spanish, Africans, and Asians - all are what the PC call immigrants.

By that, they mean that you, or your ancestors, are present in this country quasi-illegally. Not the most recent immigrants/undocumented Americans, of course. THEY have a RIGHT to be here.

But, you, whose families have lived here for generations - you really should feel unworthy to be here.

Right.

I'm an Old-School American. I'm fine with some special assistance to people new to this country - help with English language acquisition, adjustment to the culture and law. That's for those who actually made the trip. By the time the first Native Americans show up in those families, that help should be less needed.

That acculturation, which ALL Americans have had to manage, is part of what makes us a country, rather than a loose confederation of tribes.

One major factor limiting that adjustment is the growing propensity of recent immigrants to marry someone from the "Old Country". This slows both cultural adjustment and language fluency.

Frankly, if someone wants to marry a non-American, they have several choices:

  • Go to that country, marry them, and wait until the normal immigration process, with background checks and waits is complete. Return with them.
  • Wait until they get an IMMIGRATION visa - not a visitor's visa, nor a student visa, nor any other kind. Then, marry them.
  • Go to their country to live - permanently
No more using marriage to expedite the immigration process. It's both dishonest (many, if not most, of the marriages are shams), counter to public interest, and retards the normal acculturation process.

While I'm at it, I also favor cancelling refugee status for those under it who travel to that country to visit relatives. If it's safe enough to visit, it's safe enough for you to return - permanently.