More on Sweden

Monday, February 27, AD 2017



The outrage over Trump telling the truth over Sweden continues to reverberate:




A Swedish detective who has triggered a row by blaming violent crime on migrants has gone one step further and accused politicians of turning a blind eye to the problem because of ‘political correctness’.Earlier this month Peter Springare, who has spent more than 40 years in the police, aired his anger on social media when he was told not to record the ethnicity of violent crime suspects.Springare, 61, who is based in the central city of Orebro, wrote: ‘Countries representing the weekly crimes: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown, unknown country, Sweden.  ‘Half of the suspects, we can’t be sure because they don’t have any valid papers. Which in itself usually means that they’re lying about your nationality and identity.’  Prosecutors launched an inquiry, suggesting he had incited racial hatred, but later dropped the charges.


Now Springare has told The Sunday Times: ‘The highest and most extreme violence – rapes and shooting – is dominated by criminal immigrants.  This is a different criminality that is tougher and rawer. It is not what we would call ordinary Swedish crime. This is a different animal.’  In his Facebook post Springare wrote: ‘I’m so f***ing tired. What I will write here below, is not politically correct. But I don’t care. What I’m going to promote you all taxpayers is prohibited to peddle for us state employees.’  He wrote: ‘Here we go; this I’ve handled Monday-Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape, extortion, blackmail, off of, assault, violence against police, threats to police, drug crime, drugs, crime, felony, attempted murder, Rape again, extortion again and ill-treatment.  ‘Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohammed, mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again Christopher… what is it true. Yes a Swedish name snuck on the outskirts of a drug crime, Mohammed, Mahmod Ali, again and again.’  Springare said he was due to retire soon and therefore no longer feared the disciplinary proceedings which might be brought against a younger officer for disobeying their superiors and raising the issue.

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  • We would say in The Bronx, “They got nothin’.” Liberals and their lying media propaganda apparatus only have infallible ignorance, lies, lies, lies, and lies. For them, the “truth” is that which advances the revolution. Any act, datum, fact, incident, statistic that does not advance the revolution is omitted or distorted. Keep that in mind, and it all makes sense.

  • Trump for all his bombastic personality told the truth, and the liberals lied.

  • Prog-trash in Sweden and in the United States have a similar modus operandi. They have mascot groups and an implicit or explicit hierarchy of cool administered by the word-merchant sector. Acknowledgement of sociological truth concerning the Anointed’s mascot groups is ‘hate’, whereas any sort of casual insult is permitted contra the Benighted. Muslim immigrants in Sweden are potential clientele to the social work industry and useful instruments in marginalizing Sweden’s vernacular natives. Same deal with Latin immigration in the states. As yet, lawfare artists like Eric Holder and Thomas Perez do not have the legal tools to put the political opposition on trial (see Geert Wilders and Mark Steyn), but they’re academic shyster auxilliary is indubitably working on getting the right specious rubbish in circulation. Right now, civil judgments are being used in this country contra dissidents like Baronelle Stutzman. Lee Kwan Yew was a great one for destroying his opponents through bogus defamation suits. Now, what has the academy in this country to say about Baronelle Stutzman, and what has the establishment bar to say? Nothing. A hallmark of the age is that people who traffick in words and images for a living are intellectual and moral frauds.


    Every time you think the Democratic Party has hit bottom and cannot sink any lower, they prove you wrong.

  • This protection of political correctness will eventually blow up in face of these liars. Sharia law should be imposed upon all liberals who would have the public believe that Trump is the problem. To see the fallout of Jihad in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Berkeley would be poetic, however the conservative’s would be blamed for it.

    A wake up call for Sweden deniers will come. When it does it will be sobering.
    Bloody sobering.

  • Sweden was the most powerful nation in mid 17th century Europe. The Swedish Army smashed the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth. One of my great-grandfather emigrated from Sweden. What has become of that nation?
    Sweden had little history of fighting Islam, but Spain has and they aren’t far from being in Sweden’s situation.
    The Visegard countries are leaving the way in Europe against the Muslim invasion.

  • Sweden was the most powerful nation in mid 17th century Europe.

    No, it was a regional power at the time. Spain and Portugal had a portfolio of overseas dependencies. Britain and the Netherlands were building one, as was France, to a degree. Russia was settling Siberia. Sweden had a population at that time less than that of the Netherlands, perhaps 20% that of Britain, and a small fraction of that of Spain, or of France or the Hapsburg lands.

  • I can count on you to pick an argument, Art. The “regional” power brought Poland to its knees. Poland was no pushover. in 1610 Pol;and occupied Moscow. I’ll bet a dollar you will quote some other historical source to say it never happened.

    Go argue with someone else.

  • I can count on you to pick an argument, Art.

    When you say something bizarre, you should expect it. Sweden is a country of modest dimensions and, in context, always has been. It has never in any era been one of Europe’s leading powers.

  • I don’t really have a dog in this fight, but I thought this Wikipedia quote might
    expand upon what I believe Penguins Fan was getting at, re: Sweden, from its
    biography of Gustavus Adolphus…

    “Gustav II Adolf… was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 and is credited
    as the founder of Sweden as a Great Power (Swedish: Stormaktsiden). He led
    Sweden to military supremacy during the Thirty Year’s War, helping to determine
    the political as well as the religious balance of power in Europe. …
    He is often regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time,
    with innovative use of combined arms. … Gustavus was poised to make himself
    a major European leader, but he was killed at the Battle of Lutzen in 1632… In
    an era characterized by almost endless warfare, he led his armies as King from
    1611 (at age 16) until his death in battle… — as Sweden rose from the status
    of a mere regional power to one of the great powers of Europe… Within only a
    few years of his accession, Sweden had become the largest nation in Europe
    after Russia, Spain, and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. …He was known
    by the epithets “The Golden King” and “The Lion of the North” by neighboring
    sovereigns. He made Sweden one of the great powers of Europe in part by
    reforming the administrative structure. … etc., …”.

    Again, I don’t have a dog in this whole “Was Sweden Ever a Great Power?”
    disagreement here, but I do think that Penguins Fan’s assertion has merit,
    and is by no means “bizarre”. Just my 2 cents…

    And back to the point of Mr. McClarey’s post, yes indeed, the Swedish leaders’
    fanatical commitment to PC-uber-alles is driving that nation into the ditch.
    It is my understanding that the government has started to decline to release
    unflattering statistics on rape and violent crime, so bad are the reports.

  • Clinton, you are correct. I recall the Canadian military historian Gwynne Dyer writing that Gustav II Adolf created the first army that Alexander the Great would not have known how to command. In particular he invented the field artillery tactics that with modification are still in use today. Sweden managed to gobble up the entire Baltic including German Pomerania.

  • Sweden was blessed, or cursed, with two kings of military genius: Gustavus Adolphus and Charles XII. Gustavus, who died in 1633 at the battle of Lutzen, was one of the great military innovators in history. Under him Sweden got involved in the Thirty Years War and until his death the Swedes were unbeatable. However, after his death the Swedes would have another 15 years of war with gains from the war not worth the pains they went through in the war. Ironically the great champion of Protestantism would be succeeded by his daughter Cristina who would give up the throne after she converted to Catholicism.

    Charles XII was the best tactician of his day, but his attempt to conquer Russia was purest folly and came to an end at Poltava, which marks the fall of the Swedish Empire and the rise of the Russian Empire. A fitting epitaph for Charles is “Last of the Vikings”.

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Sweden and Trump

Tuesday, February 21, AD 2017


Oh this is too hilarious. Just twenty-four hours after Trump was ripped by the left in this country and the Swedish government for clumsily pointing out the problems that mass Islamic immigration has caused to Sweden, this happens:



As we reported last night, just days after the media mocked Trump for his allegations of major problems with Swedish migrant policies, the president was vindicated after a violent riot broke out in the borough of Rinkeby, also known as “little Mogadishu.” Now that the incident is over, in their “post-mortem” Swedish officials confirm that riots erupted in the “heavily immigrant Stockholm suburb” Monday night, as masked looters set cars ablaze and threw rocks at cops, injuring one police officer, Swedish officials said.

The violence erupted just days after President Trump was ridiculed during a Saturday campaign rally for mentioning Sweden alongside a list of European targets of terror. Trump later said his “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden” remark was in response to a Fox News report on the country’s refugee crime crisis that aired on Friday evening.

“Sweden. They took in large numbers [of refugees],” Trump added at the Florida rally. “They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”

Sweden’s official Twitter account – which is operated by a different user each week – tweeted at Trump on Monday morning: “Hey Don, this is @Sweden speaking! It’s nice of you to care, really, but don’t fall for the hype. Facts: We’re OK!”

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  • Muslims don’t commit violence so Trump is wrong.

  • The more the left criticizes Trump, the more they look like the donkey’s hind end that they are. It is no coincidence that the symbol of their party is the jackass.

  • As well as this under-reported tid-bit—the “‘refugee’ riots” in Sweden—has anyone noticed this fascinating under-the-radar gem: the “radicalized” US Muslim in North Carolina who intended to go on a shooting rampage with an as-yet-unidentified associate 2/19/2017?

    I also find fascinating he had an actual AK-47 with hundreds of rounds, and in his last post Saturday night (he was planning the attack on Sunday, hmm, Christian day of prayer) he told others on the site Whisper, “We’ll be on CNN tomorrow.”

    How come he could get a real AK-47, and where, is my question? Rather outmatches my puny legally-obtained and licensed 6-ways-to-Sunday-in-CA .38 S&W and 9mm Sig-Sauer.

  • IMHO, everyone should read the daily briefing from Robert Spencer’s, and see the total disconnect between the yellow-stream media and the reality he documents there.

  • The media, MSM, is traitorous!
    What is it going to take to flush out the impurities of fake journalism or propaganda journalist out of the center?
    They are criminals.
    Donald Trump has the cojones to call them what they are. Question is, will Americans boycott the advertisers doing business with CNN, MSNBC and so on?
    Until that happens the cesspool of liberalism will be stinking up the public domain.

  • Refugees Welcome Here! Massacres, rapes, murders, national ruination simply are prices we pay for having immigrants and refugees. For Sweden, “Das Dicke Ende Kommt Noch.” With, Thank God, President Donald J. Trump in office not so much for America.

    Can somebody supply us with reasonable rationales for open borders and mass muslim immigration? I only have two: stupidity and hatred for (evil, unjust) America and for the uses Americans make of their freedoms.

  • And this coming in;

    Subway….. It’s not just a sub shop ..Fer sure fer sure yeah don’t change know..It’s All Good.wink wink nudge nudge.

  • Cannot remember the source unfortunately: the forecast for Sweden is that by 2030 the Swedes will be a minority in their own country. What has happened to those of Vikings descent?? The situation is insane. Rather than stepping up security for its citizens and jailing the thugs that prey on women, the government tells women and girls just don’t go out at night. The rape and assault happens in the daytime as well.
    Godless liberals with no backbone.

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Melania Trump Opens Trump Rally With Pater Noster

Sunday, February 19, AD 2017

Fate has a way of picking unlikely material,
Greasy-haired second lieutenants of French artillery,
And bald-headed, dubious, Roman rake-politicians.

Stephen Vincent Benet, John Brown’s Body

And thrice married billionaires and their nude model wives?  I have long thought that God has a well developed sense of humor.  Wouldn’t it be beyond the absurd for Him to hand victory to almost defeated Christians on issues such as abortion and religious freedom by such unlikely material?  From everything I have read about her, Melania Trump is a devoted mother, religious and attempts to stay out of the lime light as much as possible.  May she be a positive influence on her husband, and may she grow in faith and love.


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  • “Wouldn’t it be beyond the absurd for Him to hand victory to almost defeated Christians on issues such as abortion and religious freedom by such unlikely material?”


    Unlikely but possible and it’s the element of possibilities that we prayed over and over leading up to November 8th.

    At this moment all I know for certain is there is momentum that didn’t exist before regarding the chipping away of America’s scourge…. Abortion on demand. The De-funding of Worse than Murder Inc. is a start to the possibility of the impossible. The reversal of Roe v Wade. This momentum would not exist if it wasn’t for the absurdities of the Left.
    Indeed, the emperor (dems) are not wearing clothes.

  • Its a good thing God works through and in gross sinners, or I would have no chance.

  • After all, in Jeremiah God twice calls Nebuchadnezzar “my servant.” (Jer 27:6, 43:10)
    As St Augustine says, God is the creator of good wills and the exploiter of evil ones (Sicut naturarum bonarum optimus creator, ita voluntatum malarum justissimus ordinator” De Civ Dei XI 17)

  • Prediction: Donald and Melania will become Catholics by 2019.

  • @Michael Dowd

    Let’s pray that their sponsors and the RCIA instruction is quality. Formation based upon ambiguity brings the like of Pelosi-Biden-Kennedy (c) atholics. Oh…Add Mark Shea to the list.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens Micheal Dowd. The past eighteen months have been full of interesting developments. Donald Trump is no exception.

  • I have never seen a first lady, or president for that matter, open a public forum like a rally, with the Lord’s Prayer….or honoring God in such a humble way. First I was stunned, then I stood up and applauded for the courage and virtue it took to do this one simple act. I felt now we have the faith coming back front and center after all these years!!! To God be the Glory…for it has had a back seat for a long long time! She is going to take a lot of heat for dong this from leftists, but I don’t think she cares. The people care! May we all look to that example and come out of our holes and rise up in simple humility and nobleness as Melania Trump!

  • After 8 long years, I am finally proud of the First Lady.

  • I see the leftists are in a tizzy about the FLOTUS saying the Lord’s Prayer before her speech. It would be something to see if their heads would explode if she recited the Apostle’s Creed!😂

  • Suzanne brings up a very important point.
    We must rise!
    The left will continue their form of tolerance spewed across all mediums, but this is our time to reclaim what was hijacked in ’08.
    We are a Christian Nation, read the preamble, and no one, especially the former POTUS, can say otherwise.
    Bathrooms are gender specific for good reason, no one can claim otherwise. The idea that we treat a deformity, a mental illness, by embracing it and teaching others it’s not a deformity at all but a lifestyle choice, is not mercy nor healthy for the individual or society.

    Disorder by any other name is harmful.

    The political correctness landscape was built upon shifting sand, not upon a rock.
    We build upon a rock.
    We will weather this storm, relativism, and we will flourish.

    God bless our President.

  • And yet our elegantly socially-self-conscious bishops and the “sovereign pontiff” are marching off in a completely wrong direction. The “New Mexico Bishops’ Conference” (All 3 of them— Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Bishop Oscar Cantu of the Diocese of Las Cruces, and Bishop James S. Wall of the Diocese of Gallup with Allen Sánchez as the Executive Director of the Conference ) announced in good extravagantly Nanci-Pelosi-style militant language Fri 2/17/17 that Trump’s immigration ban “is an act of war.”

    Without getting into the drama-queen aspect of the 3 Bishops (D-NM) statement (It faintly reminds me of “Tres Amigos Tequila”—which is also a poor quality imitation of tequila, just like the 3 bishops with regard to spiritual leadership), it is this wrong-headed purely political foray into policy that every day diminishes the influence of Catholic bishops everywhere. How long can they continue to take off their clothes for political stunt-effect without eventually causing people not even to turn their head?

    As for the US movement toward protection of unborn life, most of them can claim no credit at all.

  • And by the way, executive director of the NMEC, “Bp.” Allen Sanchez (D-NM), was reacting to the fake-news story of Trump putting 100,000 Natl Guard troops on the border—just as GW Bush and Obama had each done for a time

    So, obviously they are getting their daily news and info from CNN and Politico.

  • Melania Trump is praying with all the saints in heaven, all the saints on earth and all the saints in purgatory. The sous in hell are not remembered. Our Father, in heaven, on earth and under the earth, and His divine Providence, Who is invoked in our Unanimous Declaration of Independence is the “Creator” of all men.. Aligned with God, America will become great again. Thanks be to God.

  • What ““is an act of war.” is the bullying of the consciences of all holy men and women. The virtue of charity is between God and man. The semi-bishops may exhort upon the good men an action to charity. They may expound the benefits and graces to be received from God. They may not incite a war nor disparage the charity and good works that men of good will do, even if it is two coins.

  • How refreshing to see the First Lady of the United States recite the Lord’s Prayer in public.

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  • Let us continue to pray daily for our President and Mrs. Trump and Vice President and Mrs. Pence and their families. For wisdom and fortitude and many graces in their public and private lives.

  • Strictly speaking of course, Ivana is the President’s wife, the elegant beautiful Melania his lovely mistress.

  • Does that bit of flotsam you threw out there make you feel better about yourself, “antigon”?

  • The word of God spoken through an angel :mrgreen:

  • Antigon, Ivana was already validly married previously. Her “marriage” to President Trump was invalid due to a prior bond. President Trump has made comments which would cast doubt on the validity of his marriage to Marla Maples. It’s very likely his marriage to The First Lady is valid.

  • antigon………. marriage between two non-Catholic is recognized by the Church ONLY IF a couple of criteria are met. One criteria is the intention of both parties to a union of permanence, fidelity and openness to life. Neither you nor I am privy to any information of that subject with respect to Mr. Trump and Ivana. Your remark was unhelpful

  • I find it pretty comic how people like “antigon” are “Defender of the Bond”, when the Chief Executive Defender of the Bond has abandoned his role in the matter.

    That high moral perch must have a marvelous view.

  • Antigon: From my lowly station, I cannot see the details of their marital status known perfectly to God. I will let Him sort it out. If God is as merciful to them as He is to me, everything will be well.

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Trump on Putin

Wednesday, February 8, AD 2017

Guest post by commentator Greg Mockeridge:


Just barely two weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump has managed, over the course of just one interview, to do much to vindicate the Never Trump movement. It was the Super Bowl interview with Bill O’Reilly where the following exchange took place:

O’REILLY: Putin’s a killer.

TRUMP: We’ve got a lot of killers. Boy, you think our country’s so innocent? You think our country’s so innocent?

O’REILLY: I don’t know of any government leaders that are killers.

TRUMP: Well, take a look at what we’ve done too. We’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve been against the war in Iraq from the beginning.

O’REILLY: Mistakes are different than –

TRUMP: A lot of mistakes, okay, but a lot of people were killed. So a lot of killers around, believe me.

What we have here is President Trump engaging in moral equivalence between the United States and present day Russia and Vladimir Putin and George W. Bush. Whatever one may think regarding the Iraq war, comparing President Bush’s decision to invade Iraq with the murderous thuggery of Vladimir Putin is beyond revolting. Over at the Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro pretty much nails it, so I don’t see the need to add much to what he says. But I would like to answer a question he poses:

“…will mainstream conservatives go silent on Trump no matter what he does? Has the halo effect of victory relieved Trump of any pressure to behave with even the most remote semblance of decency? Will Republicans go along with anything Trump says, lying for him like Pence, because they like his policy preferences?”

Well, from what I’ve seen, they (meaning mainstream conservatives) haven’t necessarily “gone silent”. In addition to Vice President Pence not only insulting any reasonably intellectually honest person’s intelligence, but impugning his own integrity, I just heard David Horowitz, of Front Page Magazine, on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox deny that it was moral equivalence in much the same way Pence did.

To his credit, Sen. Marco Rubio, who I am not at all fond of, did denounce Trump in a Twitter post.

Not only do I believe the conservative commentariat needs to denounce President Trump’s moral equivalence in the strongest terms, conservatives serving in his administration should demand the President retract that statement, in the form of a “clarification” perhaps, failing which will result in mass resignations. They need to make clear to President Trump that they refuse to serve in an administration that actively engages in undermining our moral standing in the world.

Unfortunately, I don’t see either happening, at least in any meaningful way, particularly with those in the administration. Whatever one can say about Donald Trump, he has good instincts in choosing yes men to surround himself with. In the case of his choice for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, he picked another set of lips to plant on Putin’s backside.

Will we hold President Trump to at least the same standard we held President Obama to? Or will we, in exchange for some good SCOTUS picks and other sort of conservative policies, sacrifice our own principles?

I am afraid that the nomination of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate will be one of the darkest periods in GOP history. Perhaps its very darkest. I would like to be wrong. But its starting to look like I am right.

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  • I’m just a dumb slug, but my first thought when I heard that interview was, ah-ha, now he’s gonna spill the beans on Clinton…then Planned Parenthood. People interpret stuff the way they want. Good grief.

  • He does have a point. It’s not like the US never got involved in overthrowing other governments, or never “droned” a US citizen w/o charges or trial. I am also not convinced that Iraq was a mistake (in the sense the USGov did not know enough facts) but was simply believing what it wanted to believe to justify its actions.

  • sorry Greg, I just can’t be horrified by that. Trump is practical. I am horrified by the Bill O’Reilly’s reaction. He could help this country but seems more interested in getting a big splash.
    Bill O’Reilly said he didn’t know of any government leaders that are killers–( Gaddafi? Seth Conrad Rich? ) Perhaps Bill’s interest in getting a “scoop” for attention was why he responded the way he did. Instead he could have moved on since O’Reilly surely does now the truth of Trump’s statement– instead O’Reilly wanted to encourage sensationalism rather an talking seriously and doing what he could to help our country now .
    worried about “moral equivalence? or are we worried about our exceptionalism? Our country is filled with enemies of the “American Way” as it used to be posited in the old Superman shows. Our American way is seen now in the 9th district judges. our American way is co-opted. Let’s don’t waste time in myopia land Greg. We have to be practical and realistic and get behind this opportunity the Lord has given us in this administration.

  • Greg, quit being a pearl clucher. If you believe that our own intelligence agencies are that Simon Pure, you’re living in a dream world. The major deference between the old KGB and the CIA is that the KGB was a gang of hitmen who’s main purpose was to eliminate opposition to the Communist Party, while the CIA’s job was to gather and coordinate intelligence gathering efforts overseas.

  • Yeah, the neo-cons are stuck in Cold War thinking under which we can’t possibly think about some strategic, limited partnerships with Russia. And politics is always the art of the practical, so yes, I will gladly accept the one to three SCOTUS appointments, the hundreds of lower federal court appointments, the countless other positive executive actions halting or reversing Obama’s revolution, in exchange for a foreign policy disagreement here or there. I’m always amazed at these people who expect a politician to exactly mirror their policy preferences in every particular. Seems juvenile.

  • Putin is a KGB thug who acts as if he is Tsar. I hope that Trump’s misconception of him will last no longer than the first time Putin crosses him, which should not be long in coming.

  • I don’t feel I have to defend everything Trump says. As a matter of fact, I’ve stopped listening to him. If anyone asks me about something he says, I just say: “Well, he’s better than Hillary.”

  • I was pretty well offended by Trump’s statement which was intended as a reflection on Bush Jr’s character since in virtually the same breath he goes into the diatribe about the Iraq War. Bush Jr for all his faults is a Godly man. He made mistakes regarding Iraq but darn it, Saddam Hussein needed to be deposed.
    Now if as someone above suggested Trump had said, “The US had murderous thugs too – look at Cecile Roberts and Planned Parenthood’s baby murdering,” then he would have been justified in his statement. I would have said it. But I am a nobody.

  • I don’t mean to pile on, but I think I fall in with a large number of folks in flyover country. Putin is a Russian semi-autocrat and he acts like one. I wouldn’t want that form of government in Texas, but he’s not from here. As long as they are not commies, I don’t much care what they do – just Europeans acting like Europeans always have, until Western Europe turned into a bunch of America – dependent dilettantes. I’m not an isolationist, but I have far more personal interest in the fate of, say, Costa Rica or Tamaulipas (Mex.) state than I do in the fate of Angela Merkel. Who cares? We may indeed have legitimate conflicts with Russia, but the issues we seem to be having with them currently (Syria, Ukraine) aren’t them.

  • Almost everyone who uses the term ‘neocon’ is an anti-semite or a trafficker in nonsense memes (most having to do with either Trotskyists or Leo Strauss).

    Trump’s trafficking in moral equivalence sophistries (of the sort favored by palaeotwits) is rather off-key when juxtaposed to his promotion of patriotism.

    As for V. Putin, he’s a stone-cold Machiavellian machine boss. He’s an irritant, but not a peril at this point in time. Russia may have been more benevolently governed during the period running from 1905-17 and from 1988-2004; that aside, he’s one of the more congenial characters to have ruled Russia since 1789. He has a vigorous base of support among the Russian public because he’s presided over a genuine (if partial) turn-around re production levels, labor market function, debt-servicing, crime control, and public health.

  • It’s pretty obvious that Trump desires a good relationship with Putin’s Russia to..
    -for one thing “wipe ISIS off the face of the Earth”.
    To do that, he will spout rhetoric that while is offensive to our ears, is not.. entirely.. untrue.
    Wasn’t it Clinton who approved the killing of Gaddafi? Did not the Kennedy administration try to assassinate Castro many times? Didn’t Bush invade a country and destabilize an entire region with millions dead? What of Obama’s extensive use of drones, a total of 563 strikes?

    That’s just Trump being Trump. Don’t focus on what he says, focus on what he does. The “talk” is just the prelude to the “deal”. Honestly, haven’t you ever heard of good cop, bad copy.
    i would much rather have a man imprudent in speech, then imprudent in action.

  • Art Deco wrote, “As for V. Putin, he’s a stone-cold Machiavellian machine boss. He’s an irritant, but not a peril at this point in time.”

    I believe his support for the Assad regime makes him very dangerous indeed.

    The only existential threat to Israel would come from a nuclear-armed Iran and anything that strengthens the Shia Crescent (Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Shias of Iraq and the Houtis in Yemen) increases that threat.

    ISIS, insofar as it is making life difficult for Iran and its allies, should be left to pursue its course.

  • What Trump said about America is klutzy. And both true and impliedly false, too.

    But the bottom line is that with respect to Putin, I don’t see why people are panting for a more confrontational stance vis-a-vis Russia.
    Russia is a problem to be managed and finessed, not something to be turned into Cold War II.

  • Lucius Q C: “Bush Jr for all his faults is a Godly man. He made mistakes regarding Iraq but darn it, Saddam Hussein needed to be deposed.”

    I just wish, militarily, GW Bush had just strangled the viper (Saddam Hussein, could be confused with George Soros) by continuing to blockade him from the north (the Kurdish state) and the south (Basra and the Shi’ites). I never did get the enormous Operation Overlord buildup, cost, and commitment of Desert Storm and its resultantly withered fruit.

    Let Saddam remain virtual mayor of Chicago (Have you noticed, Bagdad and Chicago are pretty similar in crime and violence. In fact, maybe now Bagdad is safer.)

  • The criticism of Trump is overwrought. My take away from the O’Reilly exchange is we don’t have to worry about Trump getting in to it with Russia. Trump is a business guy. Fighting is bad for business. Better to make a deal both parties can live with.

  • (Have you noticed, Bagdad and Chicago are pretty similar in crime and violence. In fact, maybe now Bagdad is safer.)

    Not likely. Greater Chicago has a population of about 8.4 million. About 2/3 live in areas where the homicide rate is 2.3 per 100,000. Another 25% live in areas where it’s been about 5.6 per 100,000. About 12% live in four disconnected zones (a bloc of neighborhoods on the south side with a population of 600,000; a bloc of neighborhoods on the west side with a population of 350,000; Gary and East Chicago, Indiana; and the suburban township of Harvey, Ill) with a homicide rate of 47 per 100,000. Or at least it was until the spike in recent years. Chicago’s police force, given the population in the core city, is as amply staffed as the NYPD, but it operates under a different set of procedural norms and in a different political matrix, so it is much less effective.

  • In reality, Trump is the perfect slice of Swiss cheese. Sometimes you get nutrition, long needed, and sometimes you get awful holes. Near perfect leaders, we left a long time ago somewhere in the culture revolution of the past century.
    I pray we dodged the Hillary/establishment fatal disease with a mere case of gout that pains us now and then.

  • “…or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” our First Amendment. Self-defense is inscribed in The Preamble. Self-defense and an invasion are the difference between armed forces and violence, between good will and criminal intent; the same difference between heaven and hell.

  • Stephen, of course I am not saying we are perfect. Please give me credit for being less naive than that. Acknowledging our imperfections is quite different than drawing moral equivalence between us and the thugocracy that is Putin’s Russia. The same people defending or passing over in silence Trump’s remarks are the same ones who wet their pants with outrage when Obama did similar things. The cult-like loyalty of Trump supporters, many of whom were hitherto credible conservative voices, is more disturbing than Trump himself.

    Analyze, explain to me how drawing moral equivalence between us and Putin’s Russia is practical. What do you think was going through Putin’s mind when he heard the President say that? Probably something along the lines of, “Well done, Donnie boy, my useful idiot!”

    If you don’t find a sitting president actively undermining our moral standing on the world stage horrifying, I don’t know what to say to you.

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Bush Appointed Judge

Sunday, February 5, AD 2017



When a Seattle Federal Judge, James Robart, imposed a nation wide injunction on portions of President Tump’s executive order, most of the media hastened to noted that he had been appointed by Bush 43.  True, but misleading, as noted by Jerome Wohrle at Liberty Unyielding:



Judge Robart’s Friday order against Trump sheds little light on his thinking. But at an earlier hearing on Washington State’s motion for a temporary restraining order, he asked what rational basis the government had for restricting entry from the seven countries covered by Trump’s order: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. As NPR notes, these seven countries were previously singled out by Congress for milder restrictions on visas. Congress did so after terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, in a 2015 law tightening up the Visa Waiver Program that was signed by President Obama. Critics argue that there was no rational basis for restricting travel from these countries but not other countries in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia. This argument is silly, since America has deep economic links and security ties with Saudi Arabia that it lacks with the seven countries subject to the 2015 law and Trump’s executive order. America need not antagonize a key ally when it takes steps to increase border security. Perhaps for this reason, Judge Robart’s order in State of Washington v. Trump does not even make this argument, simply suggesting that for some unexplained reason the executive order may violate the “Constitution.”

To cover up the embarrassing weakness of Judge Robart’s temporary restraining order, reporters at the Washington Post and elsewhere have trumpeted the fact that Robart was nominally appointed by President George W. Bush. They have done this to suggest that his ruling must have merit, because otherwise he would not have ruled against a President of the same party as the man who appointed him. But this is misleading, since Robart is a “staunchly liberal” judge whose appointment was “effectively forced on Bush” by liberal Senator Patty Murray in 2004, when Washington State had two liberal Senators.

The media ignores the fact that Robart’s appointment as a federal judge was championed by liberal Senators like Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who used Senatorial custom allowing senators to veto Presidential appointments of trial judges to obtain the appointment of liberal trial judges like Robart in Washington State. An April 13, 2005 press release by Murray touts Robart’s appointment as the “bipartisan” result of using a state commission to select federal trial judges in Washington, whose appointment Bush then rubberstamped. This Senatorial veto power, known as the “blue slip,” is an old tradition, dating back to at least 1917, that lets senators have a say on which trial judges are appointed to courts in their home state.

When Obama was president, the media did not do this. They would not cite the fact that Obama appointed a judge to suggest that the judge’s ruling against Obama had merit. When Judge James Boasberg ruled against the Obama IRS, few news stories mentioned the fact that he was a liberal Democrat appointed by Obama himself. When Judge Amos Mazzant issued an injunction against Obama’s overtime rule, most of the media either did not report the fact that Mazzant had been appointed by Obama; or if they did, they also suggested that he was a conservative judge, because Republican Senators in Texas used their “blue slip” privilege to block Obama from appointing liberal trial judges in Texas.

Even critics of Trump’s order have found Judge Robart’s order senseless. As one put it,

Judge Robart’s temporary restraining order … may make things even worse in the long run, and had no basis in law. The judge’s temporary restraining order is harmful — it bans giving priority in asylum claims to Yazidi and Christian applicants, even though they are the ones who face a high risk of being killed in Iraq and Syria. (It bans ‘proceeding with any action that prioritizes the refugee claims of certain religious minorities,’ see Order at pg. 5, paragraph 1). This ban is perverse, because under U.S. law and international treaties, asylum is SUPPOSED to be given to members of groups facing persecution based on religion, and the threat of genocide faces only certain religions. The judge provided NO REASONING AT ALL for his assertion that the constitution might be violated by the executive order, and lawyers like Scott Johnson have noted that the judge’s order had no real legal basis.

As another observer pointed out, Judge Robart has a history of strange rulings:

Judge Robart, the oddball judge who issued that TRO against the executive order, is the same guy who issued the bizarre college sexual assault ruling that Robbie Soave wrote about earlier at Reason Magazine.

He ruled a falsely-accused male student could not depose or obtain relevant documents from the female student who got him expelled because that would traumatize her (never mind that it was SHE who performed a sex act on him when he was blacked out, meaning that if anyone was guilty of sexual assault it was HER). Reason’s article about it can be found here.

…Robart also bellowed “Black Lives Matter” in open court, as the Daily Caller noted (in a context in which it made little sense).

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  • I am expecting that, out of the pits of Hell liberal, 9th Circuit to rule against Trumo every chance they have. I think his likelihood of having to appeal to the SCOTUS is very high. I also do not understand how one federal judge has the authority to stop something nationwide. Don’t these judges at this level have limited jurisidiction to a given region?

  • No they do not when it comes to granting injunctive relief, which I think is one of the crazier features of the Federal judicial system.

  • The stay-ruling has no basis in law. The Appeals court ruling has no basis in law.

    Its’ simply another liberal fabrication, like “privacy/abortion”, “gay marriage.” and tranny men in ladies’ rooms.

    The liberals, I think, call it “populist authoritarianism” – GASP, elected legislatures refusing to give them fictitious tights.

    Here, this so-called judge ratifies the liberals’ dream/nightmare that 6+ billion people have the unlimited right to come to America, hate us and our way of life, live off the American taxpayer, and kill Americans whenever they decide to do it.

  • Attorney Robert Barnes makes a compelling case that Robart’s decision is entirely unsubstantive:

    Barnes compares the Trump-favorable ruling of the Boston district judge (21 pp’s, over 50 legal citations, all to relevant immigration case law)to Robart’s (dare I say schoolboy-level) 7-p “ruling” with no actual citations to any immigration case law, and of course the President has the authority to protect the people of the US from enemies foreign and domestic (that is my addition), it’s in his oath of office. Tashveen Malik, the “wife” of San Bernardino terrorist murderer Syed Farookh, came into the country in Aug. 2014 on an unvetted F4 visa, because Pres. Obama didn’t care to impose immigration controls (as even James Comey testified in July, 2015, that he couldn’t assure the background checking process of the mass of migrants flooding into the country from terrorist-sympathetic countries.

  • Now, I say to all, be of good cheer: Let the federal courts do their swath of scorched-earth destruction to Trump’s executive powers (should they be so daft to do so—and certainly many of them are of the Bader-[Meinhoff]-Ginsburg mindset:

    Because if they were to hamstring Trump’s executive powers, for the next 4 years he will beat them like a drum, mercilessly as terrorist attack in the US and out of the US continues to go on and accelerate (ISIS and Al Qaeda have announced they specifically are focusing on “punishing” the US for Trump’s election). One of the assets of Trump(some thought it originally a liability) is he doesn’t shut up. Unlike GW Bush, who stood there smiling and whipped like a batter housewife, Trump keeps on the pressure—and everyone knows who has worked with judges, they can dish it out, but they cant take it (my father for years became a scheduler and chief administrator for a court system here in the SF Bray-at-the-moon Area, so dealing with a good number of these coiffed and pampered egos was the daily fare). Anyway, it could be the American Left’s worst nightmare’

  • Critics argue that there was no rational basis for restricting travel from these countries but not other countries in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia.

    What a horrible argument. You can’t stop dangers from A, B, C because X, Y, Z are just as bad? So a law banning entry from Haiti because of some virus is invalid because other countries may have viruses that are just as bad? I know political appointments often result in weak officeholders, but this is ridiculous.

Seven Days in May Redux

Friday, February 3, AD 2017

What is it with liberals and coups?  Recently several liberals, including entertainer? Sarah Silverman, and Obama era Pentagon bureaucrat Sarah Brooks, have  been calling for/predicting a military coup against the Trump administration.  Such fools have no concept of our military where the officers are trained from day one of their careers in the essential fact of civilian control of the military.  If the impossible ever happened and some rogue faction of the military ever did move against Trump, the shots fired in such a coup attempt would merely be the opening shots in Civil War II.  Liberals have often fantasized about a conservative military coup against the government of the United States, perhaps most famously in the novel and film of the Sixties entitled Seven Days in May.  From current calls for a military coup emanating from the portside of our politics, such concerns about a conservative coup apparently were a case of the left projecting upon the right what the left would be tempted to do if confronted by a civilian government they viewed as a menace.


Hard to believe that it is more than half a century since the film Seven Days in May (1964) was released.  Directed by John Frankenheimer with a screenplay by Rod Serling based on a novel published in 1962, the movie posits a failed coup attempt in the United States, with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force General James Mattoon Scott, played by Burt Lancaster, being the would be coup leader.  Kirk Douglas plays Scott’s aide Marine Corps Colonel Martin Casey who, while agreeing with Scott that President Jordan Lyman’s nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets is a disaster, is appalled when he learns of the proposed coup, and discloses it to the President, portrayed by Frederic March.

The film is an example of liberal paranoia in the early sixties and fears on the port side of our politics of a coup by some “right wing” general.  The film is unintentionally hilarious if one has served in our military, since the idea of numerous generals agreeing on a coup and keeping it secret, even from their own aides, is simply ludicrous.  Our military leaks like a sieve, and general officers almost always view each other as competitors for political favor, rather than as co-conspirators.

Ironies abound when the film is compared to reality:

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Iraqi Archbishop on Trump’s Executive Order Regarding Refugees

Friday, February 3, AD 2017


Well this is interesting.  Crux has an interview with Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda:



What do you make of the protests against President Trump’s refugee order?

Everyone, including the administration, seems to agree that this should have been implemented with more clarity. There was much confusion about what the order meant and many people were very upset.

From my perspective in Iraq, I wonder why all of these protesters were not protesting in the streets when ISIS came to kill Christians and Yazidis and other minority groups. They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese has cared for since 2014 received no financial assistance from the U.S. government or the U.N. There were no protests when Syrian Christians were only let in at a rate that was 20 times less than the percentage of their population in Syria.

I do not understand why some Americans are now upset that the many minority communities that faced a horrible genocide will finally get a degree of priority in some manner.

I would also say this, all those who cry out that this is a “Muslim Ban” – especially now that it has been clarified that it is not – should understand clearly that when they do this, they are hurting we Christians specifically and putting us at greater risk.  The executive order has clearly affected Christians and Yazidis and others as well as Muslims.

Here in Iraq we Christians cannot afford to throw out words carelessly as the media in the West can do.  I would ask those in the media who use every issue to stir up division to think about this. For the media these things become an issue of ratings, but for us the danger is real.

Most Americans have no concept of what it was like to live as a Yazidi or Christian or other minority as ISIS invaded. Our people had the option to flee, to convert, or to be killed, and many were killed in the most brutal ways imaginable. But there were none of these protests then of ISIS’s religious test.

Our people lost everything because of their faith – they were targeted for their faith, just like the Yazidis and others too. Now these protesters are saying that religion should not matter at all, even though someone was persecuted for their faith, even though persecution based on religion is one of the grounds for refugee status in the UN treaty on refugees.

From here I have to say, it is really unbelievable.

It is exactly this reasoning, that religion should not be a factor at all in American policy, that has resulted in Christians and other minority communities being overlooked by U.S. and UN aid programs. We are too small to matter, our communities are disappearing from constant persecution, and for years the American government didn’t care. Now when someone tries to help us, we have protesters telling us that there can be no religious basis for refugee status – even though the UN treaty and American law say that religious persecution is a major reason for granting the status, and even though ISIS targeted people primarily on the basis of religion.

I am not saying that any group should have a blanket preference when it comes to being admitted as a refugee in the United States. Such a policy would not be right, and would clearly be against our Catholic faith and teaching. And that is not the policy as I understand it.

But it is very hard for me to understand why comfortable people in the West think those who are struggling to survive against genocide, and whose communities are at extreme risk of disappearing completely, should not get some special consideration.  We are an ancient people on the verge of extinction because of our commitment to our faith.  Will anybody protest for us?

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  • Islam is an evil pagan cult. Of course there should be a religious test. Catholicism is not a suicide pact. Even Pope Chastisement believes this as he lives behind very high, very thick, very solid walls.

  • The Archbishop speaks with such clarity. I hope his message registers with Western Catholics.

    I don’t think it makes the difference if another pathetic Hollywood embecile climbs onto her soapbox and bemoans America. They are utterly useless to their fellow man.

    The Archbishop is talking about the persecution of one of the oldest Christian groups in the history of the world.

    I’m greatly disappointed with Pope Francis silence. I don’t think there has ever been a Pope in modern times who has stood up for Christians in the Middle East. These Christians need to be protected through strong action and with the same resolve that the world stood up to Communist forces back in the 20th Century. I can’t believe the Vatican has turned a blind eye to their own people for so long. The Archbishop is having to justify why his people deserve help. We should be ashamed by this.

  • Hm. Checking… checking… nope, seems our favorite political commentator has never weighed in on this. I wonder why…

    Would that we Christians (ANY of us, Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox) had the stones for another crusade. Heck why not have the Vatican fun its own military or hire a PMC to go get our brothers in trouble out of there or provide cover to set up protected enclaves. Something! We live in an age of billions of answers at our fingertips, why does every proposed solution seem to be the same?

  • Trump already said that Christian refugees will be given priority. It’s just a TEMPORARY stop to better vet the people coming in. Why would anyone want to go to a better country to leave behind the evil people if the evil people are coming with them?

  • I have mentioned that I read Brietbart for the news articles. Anytime that there is a news story about anything Catholic the comment box is filled with two types of comments. One type is that the Catholic Church is an evil cult that is not Christian. Another type is made by ex Catholics who hate the church with a passion – often atheist types. Is it any wonder that so little attention has been paid to the poor Middle East Christians? The USCCB’s Catholic charities is only too happy to take taxpayer money to resettle refugees…but they are forbidden to preach religion to them. I did a volunteer day assisting the Pittsburgh chapter and tis is what the director of the office said. What’s more, given the rotten catechesis, most Catholics in the US, practicing or not, are completely unaware of the Eastern Catholic Churches. These poor people have nowhere to go, no one to turn to and are abandoned – by the West, who falls all over themselves resettling Muslims, by the Pope, who would rather let the German bishops dictate what being Catholic should be.

  • God bless Archbsp. Warda and keep him safe.
    It’s my understanding that USCCB receives millions from the federal government for refugee resettlement. I have heard $91 M but don’t know if that is accurate; a review of the USCCB’s financial statement might contain many surprises. Since it is fed money there must be strings attached, one of which, I would guess, is that they cannot assist only Catholics or only Christians. Please correct me if I am wrong. I wonder if Catholic Charities receives federal money?

    The silence and lack of action by the UN, the Vatican, and in the past our central government is appalling. Now the Trump administration is trying to correct that and give assistance to the persecuted groups the Archbishop mentioned and all hell breaks loose from the wackos, Congress and the Courts. This power plays by the liberals and the Democratic Party is aimed at Trump, but meanwhile their behaviour is costing lives. Their lies about the executive order is not only costing lives, but making the lives of the persecuted still in the home countries miserable.

    Where is the Catholic press? We should expect more from them. Yes there is an occasional article or interview, but there ought to be an article in every weekly addition about some persecuted group….Africans, Near and Middle and Far Easterners.
    We do pray for the persecuted Christians at Sunday and daily Masses at our Mission. The occasional collection is taken, however who knows to whom that money really goes.

  • Oops, make that weekly edition vice addition.

  • Islamic State is honest and direct in its persecution. You are a left in no doubt as to your situation. The two-faced culture of the so-called free West is another matter. Their crocodile tears fool no one least of all the death merchants of Da3ish.

Trump Picks Gorsuch

Wednesday, February 1, AD 2017


Ours is the job of interpreting the Constitution. And that document isn’t some inkblot on which litigants may project their hopes and dreams for a new and perfected tort law, but
a carefully drafted text judges are charged with applying according to its original public meaning.

Judge Neil Gorsuch, concurring opinion, STEPHAN CORDOVA, Plaintiff – Appellant v. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, et al, Defendants-Appellees

President Trump hit a homerun with his choice of Neil Gorsuch, currently an appellate judge on the US Tenth Circuit.  Universally recognized as brilliant, he writes in a clear and concise manner that makes his decisions understandable by laymen who have not wasted three years of their life in law school.  Currently 49 years old, when he was appointed by President Bush to the 10th Circuit he was approved by the Senate unanimously.

 He is an originalist who believes that the text of the Constitution must be interpreted as the words were commonly understood at the time the portions of the Constitution were adopted.  He is noted as a friend of religious liberty and, in his extra-judicial writings, as a defender of innocent human life.  The quote above and the quote below indicate that he understands the role that our courts should play in our Republic:

“American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom, relying on judges and lawyers rather than elected leaders and the ballot box, as the primary means of effecting their social agenda on everything from gay marriage to assisted suicide to the use of vouchers for private-school education,” he wrote. “This overweening addiction to the courtroom as the place to debate social policy is bad for the country and bad for the judiciary.”

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  • Words must have some commonly held meaning, or else it’s tyranny. In too many courtrooms, with too many judges, it’s tyranny. Judge Gorsuch is exactly what this country needs.

  • The Democrats are preparing to reap what they sowed in 2013. (filibuster) Good.

    This is phenomenal.
    The start to this year is in high gear and full throttle. The grassroots push to defend Planned Parenthood and hold President Trump to his word is coming fast.
    Last night, over 2,800 Americans sat in on a webcast featuring the Country’s top Pro-Life activist and leaders. I listened with great optimism as the possibilities of knocking out over 43% of Worse than Murder Inc. income is becoming more of a reality, however we need souls on the front line…..So I beg you, please consider standing on the corner with us a week from Saturday.

    Medicad funding for abortion provided thru Obamacare act, allocates over $400 million per year to PP. If we help put the pressure on by public square testimony demanding that PP be defunded, we could knock their annual revenue down substantially.
    Currently 1.3 billion in revenue.
    Fee’s for services = 30%
    Donations = 27%
    Taxpayers = 43%

    The money that formerly would of been used to fund PP would be re-distributed to community health center’s that are not in the business of killing children.

    Worse than Murder Inc. can have it’s head crushed into the ground by the heel of those who make up the body of Christ.

    Will you help?


    Your considerations are deeply appreciated.

    Thanks TAC for allowing my appeal.

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  • Philip – I assume that’s “defund” PP, not “defend”.

  • Auto-correct go to heck!


    Yes Pinky.
    Your assumption is correct.

  • If Gorsuch is confirmed, I will actually be able to say I am older than a Supreme Court Justice.

    He is also a great pick.

  • The filibuster rules are godawful and need to disappear completely in all circumstance. On indicator of the essential uselessness of Addision Mitchell McConnell is that his devotion to them was ‘absolute’.

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Donald J. Trump

Friday, January 27, AD 2017



And a special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years. It’s true. The politicians. They’ve had me to their homes. They’ve introduced me to their children. I’ve become their best friends in many instances. They’ve asked for my endorsement and they’ve always wanted my money. And even called me really a dear, dear friend. But then suddenly, decided when I ran for president as a Republican, that I’ve always been a no-good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel. And they totally forgot about me.

Donald J. Trump, Al Smith Dinner, October 20, 2016

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  • Lol….oddly Trump while being a fibber several times a day…is also at others moments, the only one in politics who will say certain things that are true. He will get the money for the wall from Mexico but he’ll do it indirectly. The Pope criticized ” walls and wires” in the El Pais interview and later said he would not name names. Trump has everyone fibbing circuitously including the Pope and everyone at the NY Times. On voting fraud, he could be way off but a 2012 Pew study noted that 4.5 million voting slots are potentially open to abuse and they are composed of the dead still on register and people moving from state to state and ending up registered in several or multiple states. Trump is waking up many of us to the advantages of a disruptive outlier…and Bannon, no relation, is also a non diplomatic straight talker. They’re both outliers and Trump can also be a regular liar. But I love that he counterpunches the media but I wish he’d ignore trivia like crowd numbers. He will ignore the media on conflicts of interest because he actually is not legally bound in that area except as to emoluments to foreign government personnel. A brewing disaster will be when he hits ISIS probably with Delta force operations. They will bomb his hotels and golf courses in return …but I suspect they too will be counterpunched if they do.

  • I would just like everyone to know that so-called misogynist woman-hater, woman abuser, woman-denigrator Donald J. Trump has appointed Kristine Svinicki as the Chairperson of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    During Barack Hussein Obama’s reign of terror on the nuclear energy industry, she had often been the lone voice of reason in an organization whole given over to Dr. Jerry Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy. She alone had the intestinal fortitude to stand against the actual, real woman abuse that former NRC Chairperson and anti-nuclear wacko nut case Democrat Gregory Jackzo (whom that man of sin and depravity appointed to Chairpersonship). He repeatedly and consistently berated, denigrated and left in tears and misery women staff in the US NRC. Svinicki, a Republican, wrote a letter to the White Chief of Staff detailing what was going on just before the 2012 election, and that embarrassed godless Obama in his mantra about the Republican war on women such that Obama had to demand Jackzo’s resignation. I got to find that letter and post a link to it. As far as I am concerned, she will make a great Chairperson.
    Something else that isn’t talked about much is that many of my friends in the nuclear industry have stated that she is lesbian. I can’t find any corroboration of this in the popular new media and calumny is always sinful, but frankly I don’t give a darn. If she is lesbian, then she doesn’t have this Democrat narcissistic need for popular name recognition that goes along with coming out of the closet. And she darn sure doesn’t force that style of life on anyone else. And she’s Republican, too! Further, she keeps her private business private and I respect her for that. God bless her, lesbian or not.
    Yes, Trump makes another good choice. And lawyer bureaucrat Stephen Burns (who as Chief Counsel in the NRC defended Jackzo during the charges of woman abuse) is demoted from Chairpersonship, and Iranian Jeff Baran (think on that, folks, think on that) – the third Commissioner – will likely be out when his term ends. Besides Republican Svinicki and Democrats Burns and Baran, there are two other slots open that Obama did not fill (I think Congress stopped him). Since the law allows three persons from the majority party and requires two from the minority, those slots will be filled by Republicans – appointed by “let’s reduce the regs by 75%” Donald J Trump!
    Things are looking good, folks. Contrary to Democrat fears that a fossil fuel enthusiast like Trump would oppose nuclear, the opposite may be the case. Why? Because Republicans believe in the Free Market and in availability of energy supply, not in its constriction with useless, worthless solar and wind.
    To the Democrats and the anti-nuclear nut cases – one and the same – I say, “You lost. We won. Get over it, cry babies!”

  • Not to belabor a point, but this statement quoted from Trump above is so very true:
    “But then suddenly, decided when I ran for president as a Republican, that I’ve always been a no-good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel. And they totally forgot about me.”
    This is always and everywhere Democrat behavior. Just read this example from Kristine Svinicki’s testimony to the Committee on Oversight and Government Report in the US House of Representatives – go read page 2 about the abominable behavior of Obama’s appointee Gregory Jackzo, former NRC Chairperson:
    This kind of stuff NEVER occurred before even under Jimmy worthless Carter and William Jefferson “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton. I have been in nuclear power since my reactor operator days on a nuclear submarine in 1976, and NEVER have I seen this kind of behavior in nuclear energy till Barack Hussein Obama came on the horizon. NEVER. Here is Representative Darrell Issa’s report on the whole thing:
    Want to know why the country languished for the past 8 years? Because of crap like this. And for all of Trump’s faults, he isn’t going to let crap like that slide on by any more. Obama is evil. The Democrats are evil. Period. Trump ain’t no paragon of virtue, but maybe he is our King Cyrus, our Emperor Constantine. One thing for sure: he’ll be hated and reviled by all the right – er, I mean left – thinking people.
    God bless Donald Trump.
    God bless Kristine Svinicki.

  • I knew I would find the letter. All 4 NRC Commissioners signed it but Svinicki wrote here. It was addressed to White House Chief of Staff William Daley back in October, 2011. This is the kind of crap that Democrats do which has ruined our country.

  • The man (Trump) is not perfect, as none of us are, but he knows hypocrites when he sees them.. and is not afraid to say so-

  • If Svinicki is a “lesbian”, then she is certainly not qualified for any job. Why are the mentally ill being promoted to important positions? Find a real man or woman to do the job, not a self-identified pervert…..

  • Dan, with all due respect, I work with gays, straights, Christians, Muslims, Jews, men, women, and at one time even a cross gender person. I oppose sodomy and lesbianism and Islam and cross genderism. But I will treat every co-worker as an equal. And I darn sure respect Kristine Svinicki.
    Further, being an alcoholic dope fiend, I am mentally ill too. So I got no room to complain. Instead, I go to mtgs and do my moral inventory with my priest in the Confessional. That’s my medicine.
    Regardless of what Chairperson Svinicki does in her bedroom, (1) she keeps it private and (2) she is a darn good and competent engineer. God bless her in her new position.
    I am sorry I said anything now.

  • “If Svinicki is a ‘lesbian’, then she is certainly not qualified for any job. Why are the mentally ill being promoted to important positions? Find a real man or woman to do the job, not a self-identified pervert…..”

    I am in no way defending perverted sex, but people committing perverted sex acts (which also include heterosexual fornication, masturbation, & adultery) does not mean they are mentally ill & cannot hold down a secular job. They do so all of the time. They have spiritual problems for sure; they don’t necessarily have mental problems.

  • I want to be clear about something. Chairperson Svinicki is NOT here at this forum to defend herself. The allegations which I noted about her alleged sexual persuasion are NOT independently corroborated. Calumny is a sin, so I should never have mentioned the allegations even though I did so in her defense. Furthermore, this woman is a true heroine because she stood against the arrogance and egotism and abusive behavior of former Chairperson Gregory Jackzo (a liberal progressive Democrat in the very mold of Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton). His ruthless, despicable and abhorent behavior against women staff in the US NRC is well documented and independently corroborated by both the US Congress and the US General Accounting Office. Also, Chairperson Svinicki is a REAL engineer and has REAL integrity and a profound sense of ethics. I base that observation on years of readiing various documents that she wrote during her tenure in the NRC, and comparing them to documents written by worthless useless liberal progressive Democrats like Jackzo and his immediate successor Allison MacFarlane. Lastly, to make this relevant to Donald’s post, just as Trump is now regarded as a rotten no good scoundrel by all the right – er, left – thinking people, so will Chairperson Svinicki for NO other reason than she doesn’t conform to the liberal proogressive norm.
    God bless Donald Trump
    God bless Kristine Svinicki.
    I don’t don’t give a flying hoot what she does in the privacy of her home.

  • I’m going to assume that the recent snafu on the “7 country muslim ban” back into the country is more due to DJT’s lack of executive experience in protocol and the thorough realization of the impact exec orders have than anything proposed by the left (i.e. an example of “hate”).

Trump Calls Out Media Non-Coverage of March for Life

Thursday, January 26, AD 2017


Hattip to commenter Greg Mockeridge.  Donald Trump calls out the non-coverage by the media of the March For Life:


During a Wednesday night interview with ABC, President Trump called out the media for covering a pro-abortion march but ignoring the March for Life.

ABC’s David Muir asked Trump if he “could hear the voices from the women’s march here in Washington?”

“I couldn’t hear them, but the crowds were large,” Trump responded. “You’re gonna have a large crowd on Friday, too, which is mostly pro-life people. You’re gonna have a lot of people coming on Friday, and I will say this, and I didn’t realize this, but I was told, you will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know – as large or larger – some people say it’s gonna be larger. Pro-life people. And they say the press doesn’t cover them.”

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  • I do not expect Trump to show up. The Secret Service certainly won’t like the idea. Nevertheless, getting in the media’s face about the March for Life is more than many expected.

  • For over fifteen years the non-coverage of the March for Life hasn’t stop the March.
    The EWTN coverage exceptional.

    MSM…..nothing from them, but why would they cover it? They are NOT fair and non-biased. Good for you Donald Trump.
    His observation, which is true, has been too long ignored by a President of these United States. Eight years of sweeping the fetus’ under the US Constitution doesn’t hide them. Hypocrite Liberial Media be damned!

  • I love how the president turned the reporter’s question on the Women’s March For Abortion into a promo for the March For Life.

  • Vice-President Pence will be attending the March for Life.

  • Thumbs up for Trump

Conservative Ivory Towers and Trump

Tuesday, January 24, AD 2017


Father Rutler at The Catholic World Report has a good post on the conservative establishment and Trump:


We heard and read much commentary from ivory towers during the presidential campaign of 2016, some of it from academicians, and most of it from journalists, television commentators and pollsters for whom the imperium of reality is a form of colonial oppression. One self-styled conservative faculty member at Columbia University confidently predicted : “After Trump gets wiped out this November, the passions will cool. Unlike some past elections, this election won’t be close enough for anyone to argue that the opposition stole the election.”

Another contributor to a leading conservative journal added shortly before the voting began: “No one outside Trump’s evaporating base of diehards seems to think nominating a buffoon was an especially good idea. Yet there he stands, setting conservative politics back a decade every time his tongue makes it past his teeth.”

Their bewildered surprise on election night showed how locked and lofty their towers are, and how quickly perception withers in the groves of Academe. The object of their indignation and scorn, of course, was the billionaire candidate, who is the sort they might solicit for donations to the endowments and fellowships off which many of them live, but who would not be welcome at any of their Chablis and Brie symposia which they are deluded enough to think make a difference in the world. Various professors and journalists published “Never Trump” proclamations which made some cogent points for anyone interested in substance, but which were impassioned beyond reason and conspicuous for a kind of snobbery peculiar to arrivistes.

The veneer quickly shattered when they lapsed into middle school name-calling. Many of these were not liberal in politics, as the term now is used. A considerable number would call themselves social conservatives, and might even think of themselves as strong Catholic apologists. They were not satisfied to state their objections to Mr. Trump’s contentions and avowals, for they resented with unedifying condescension that he was not the sort who belonged in their circle and was stubbornly insolvent in their abstract alchemy. He was “manifestly unfit to be president of the United States” and gave offense with his “vulgarity, oafishness, and shocking ignorance.” He speaks with a “funky outer-borough accent.’’ As though these writers had a copyright on the tradition of culture, they complained: “Donald Trump is a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot in behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as the Donald himself.”

The palpable disdain from the Ivory Tower was not because reality has a bad taste but because it is in bad taste. Many of the same voices were relatively mute during the past eight years of our nation’s moral disintegration, possibly out of reluctance to lose status on campuses which have become ethical wastelands.

Before the election, which they assumed would bury conservatism in a landslide, the hyperventilating professors, journalists, and clerics, were preparing to preen that they had been prophets. When the polls closed, they suddenly learned to their dismay that humanity consists of humans, the cipher for whom was “uneducated white males” who had not matriculated in the shade of the Ivory Tower. It is not beyond some of them to shy from the fact that they bet on the wrong horse. Now there is some chagrin that the winning horse has left them at the gate. This brings to mind the incident in 1914 when none of the three white cassocks fit the small and bent figure of the newly elected Pope Benedict XV. The papal haberdasher was hastily summoned to make adjustments. When he told the Holy Father that he knew he would be elected, Benedict said, “Gammarelli, if you knew, why didn’t you make me a cassock that fit?”

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  • My stepson heads finance for Amgen Corporation for all of Taiwan. At Christmas I said to him on Facetime, ” You’re going to hear from Trump”. He burst out laughing…” we already have”. Because our major media hate Trump, his effect on the corporate world is being grossly underestimated. The NY Times has the reporters skilled for data that is complimentary to Trump but it won’t get done. They are obsessed with working towards his demise so they have Paul Krugman laughing at Trump’s account of crime and unemployment by citing the long term decrease ( not the last two years uptick to include also…overdoses) in crime and the sanated lower unemployment figure sans those who dropped out from job searching. If Hillary were in and spoke remotely like Trump on those two issues, Paul Krugman would use Trump data to buttress her despondency. That how the very smart Times lies daily while accusing Trump today of continuing some lie of his. Conservatives of the textbook sort on the other hand can in some cases believe in the free market in places where it is problematic. Luxuries and their prices should not be regulated. No one needs a boxster Porsche. But the lower classes of all colors need through their own fault the antidote for drug overdose and the price for that antidote tripled in several months such that small towns who carried it in their ambulances six mnths ago, cannot afford it now. Trump is non doctrinaire. He will regulate drug prices where research costs seem like bs to him…if he can do so. Having done selfish things in business, he is jaded about excuses because he has used them. Scripture says…”the fool when he walketh in the way, calls all things foolish.”. It’s a factor with him as to the drug industry who in his eyes are robbing from the insurance industry like United Health. The trick is to find out to what extent his cynicism is correct.

  • Google Diocletian’s Edict on Price Controls sometime and ask yourself how that worked out for the Roman Empire.

    Look, I’m glad Trump won, but he’s not infinitely preferable to Hillary Clinton. For me the point of diminishing returns is reached if & when he becomes a slightly more palatable, Americanized version of Peron

  • Donald Trump is the Blue Dog Democrat of our times with strategy focusing on working people and conservative values. He has a clear mind and a strong will. He will identify all the obvious problems and fix most of them. He will be opposed by all those with serious spiritual and mental problems, i.e., those with a very clouded view of reality. These folks would include those mentioned by Fr. Rutler plus Pope Francis and most of the clergy in the Catholic Church. This will be a war of values from which none of us can escape and all of are involved.

  • I look at the red portions of our national map and think of the Vendee during revolutionary France, and of Trump as a Neo-Jean Chouan and his movement as a latter day Chouanneire. The French Revolution is a pivotal event in human history. The Reformation and the so-called Enlightenment were antecedent but in a significant sense the French Revolution has not ended. Tempered by an honest appreciation of human nature, my sympathy is more with the peasants, the hoi polloi who elected Trump than with the urban effete who disparage him. And this from an admirer of William F. Buckley Jr. and long-time subscriber to the National Review. Like Jean Chouan and you and me, Trump is a fallible human being. But he is also rather unique, a billionaire who has long rubbed blue-shirted elbows with the hard-working and practical men and women in construction and learned a great deal about life from them. There is much about which to be happily optimistic.

  • I am ill reading your snobbish comments. I and millions of other highly educated professional people who are famous and admired have been part of the movement from the first. Mr. Trump is a truly fine and brilliant man who has made mistakes as we all have. And you deserve to suffer shame for maligning him. May God help you.

  • Ernest, we have had price controls in this country for over 1/2 a century. Just check out the Department of Agriculture’s propping up of various food commodities prices. The generation before me, in my family, tells a story of the US Dept of Ag telling my paternal grandfather how many rows of what crops he could planting his own privately farmed land. My grandfather was told that, should he plant “extra” rows, that a government would arrive post haste, & destroy those “extra” rows. I think a lot of what is done with food controls in this country has been & still is pure Communism. The Feds have literally paid farmers not to plant their fields with crops. The Feds have completely interfered in the free market by deliberately raising the costs of gas/oil and subsidizing failing green energy like ethanol and wind power. And don’t get me started on Obamacare.

  • “In short, they were more comfortable with conservatism being under assault by liberal control of Washington than they were rolling the dice with Trump.”

    I would say that some of these “conservatives” referenced had their cake and icing as part of the Establishment and could have cared less, except in theory, that the rest of the country is going to Hell in a hand basket. No only are “conservatives” under assault, they have been all but completely run out of the public square. Hence, the requirement that public school teachers, paid with tax dollars, not call biological boys and girls–“boys” & “girls.”

  • My altogether too dense reference to the French Revolution aside, the liberal left is so possessed of their progressive conceits they cannot see the damage they have inflicted upon the ordinary people. Hence Trump, and I wish him every success.

  • There is also the matter of Hillary Clinton. Her extremely careless acts would subject her presidency to blackmail and worse. And while we conscientiously avoid working at the rumor mill, there have been many allegations which bring into question her stability and psychological profile. Her finger on the button?

Trump Reinstitutes Mexico City Policy

Monday, January 23, AD 2017



Bravo for President Trump:



President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday reinstating the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding.

The policy, initially put in place by the Reagan administration, was rescinded by the Obama administration in 2009.
Even during the Obama years, US law banned direct funding for abortion services. But NGOs that performed the procedure were allowed to receive US funding for other programs, including those related to contraception access and post-abortion care.
Now, NGOs that offer or promote abortions as part of their family planning services will be prevented from receiving any assistance from the US Agency for International Development, one of the largest contributors to international development assistance.

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President Trump’s Inauguration

Friday, January 20, AD 2017



I will be busy in the law mines when the Inauguration ceremony is held.  Let me know in the comboxes what you think.  Analysis from me when I get home tonight.  Paul Zummo will be live blogging the speech at The Cranky Conservative.  Go here to read it.


Update: Here is the text of the speech:

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, fellow Americans and people of the world – thank you.

We the citizens of America have now joined a great national effort to rebuild our county and restore its promise for all our people. 

Together we will determine the course of America for many, many years to come.

Together we will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

And we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent, thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another – but transferring it from Washington DC and giving it back to you the people.

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  • Heh. His campaign advisor Conway is wearing am outfit that what I guess is supposed to be modeled on a Revolutionary War Patriot uniform but actually she looks like Napoleon without the silly hat. Blech!

  • His campaign advisor Conway

    Campaign manager.

  • Thanks for the correction. By the way, do you know what’s going on with Midwest Conservative Journal? Hasn’t been updated in quite a while.

  • I’ve been perturbed as well. I do not correspond with CJ by mail or email, so I wouldn’t know anything. No one has posted anything or commented there in nearly a month. The moderator is not young (61) and has had a mess of personal problems in the last 4 years. as well as a very thin bench.

  • I thought it was a very thoughtful and uplifting speech. I had to watch it on ABC since I was in a cafe, and I didn’t like the opinions shared by the commentators who tried to constantly detract from what he said.
    I was not too concerned about the fashions, but I do like to see people looking formal.. and I do like it when ladies where hats to important events.

  • Re MCJ, I recently e-mailed “Bill (not IB),” who handles the technical aspects of the blog, asking what had happened. He replied to me today, saying that Chris is fine, and they are trying to get the blog back up again after some hacking issues. The site host is working on the problems but since they host MCJ for free, they have to give priority to their paying customers. He assured me that the blog will be up and running again as soon as they can.

  • As for the inauguration, I watched a replay of all the festivities on CSPAN tonight (no blathering talking heads!) I must say that Trump has grown on me since Election Day and if he does indeed put “America first” in all his decisions — which is exactly what his job calls upon him to do — that alone will put him miles ahead of his predecessor.

  • Great speech. Just what we needed to hear. Basically, it said that Presidential leadership—focused on building the New World Order and impoverishing our country–has been bad for many years. America First was the message. Bravo.

    Check this out from Remnant: Why the Left hates him.

  • I liked Kellyanne Conway’s outfit.
    I liked Donald Trump’s speech. At my blog I reprinted what a friend on FB thought and I agree with him in spite of the fact that I voted for Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party:
    I was angered and disgusted at the riots being done in DC by the college grad useless worthless liberal progressive feminist snowflakes, but I considered it all justice that places used by Starbucks and Bank of America – both Hillary supporters – got trashed. However, sedition like this cannot be tolerated. Yes, people who disagree with Trump have every right – even a duty – to protest, but peacefully. Riots, burning, looting, torching, bombing, assaulting – those are what people do who commit sedition and it must be stopped now. It must be nipped in the bud and the perpetrators must be made an example of. We conservative Christians did NOT do that when twice that godless man of sin and depravity was elected to the highest office in the land.

  • You mentioned sedition Lucius and that prompted me to think of the line between sedition and free speech. Googling thus I came across this article in the NYT : Free Speech Ends Where Sedition Begins.
    It is written about struggles in India, but applies here and talks a little about “reasonable restrictions” to the free speech clause in their constitution. The article details some history of India’s struggle with both Islamism and with Communism and ends on this note: ” freedom of speech is not a license to undermine “

  • In honor of the Clintons and the Clinton Global Initiative, here is a song request for them:

Mentally Handicapped Man Tortured By Four Monsters

Wednesday, January 4, AD 2017



Unbelievable, even by Chicago standards:


Chicago Police detectives are questioning four African-Americans suspected of torturing a white mentally disabled man on videotape while someone yelled “F— Trump!” and “F— white people!,” a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

“The video is reprehensible,” said Anthony Guglielmi, the police spokesman.

The white victim lives in northwest suburban Crystal Lake, Guglielmi said.

Detectives think the young man, who appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s, met some acquaintances in northwest suburban Streamwood and they drove him to Chicago in a stolen vehicle, Guglielmi said.

The victim is believed to have been held hostage and tortured in an apartment in the 3400 block of West Lexington on the West Side, Guglielmi said.

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  • Chicago’s political class is not concerned with law enforcement. They’re concerned with striking poses on race relations. The police know this and are hanging out at the doughnut shop to avoid the sort of incidents which lead to you being shivved by politicians.

  • Nothing shocks me, however this is probably the worst I’ve ever seen teenagers treat someone and be so ignorant to post it on Facebook. The level of ignorance with these black kids is appalling. Hopefully ALL ARE CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES INCLUDING TORTURE, FALSE ARREST, KIDNAPPING AND AS MANY APPLY UNDER THE LAW AS ADULTS, NOT AS CHILDREN. OUT OF AT LEAST 4 INDIVIDUALS, NOT A SINGLE ONE ATTEMPTED TO STOP ANY OF THIS. CALLING HIM A BITCH ASS NIGGER.. WOW, I CANT SEE WHY HOW AND WHY THEYVE MURDERED 760 OF THIER OWN. DISGUSTING SAVAGES. May Chicago rot in hell.

  • Hate crimes?

    Back up a second.
    Hate crimes are; Publicly reading scripture, Defending Truth, Acknowledging disordered behavior in Homosexuality, Transgender and Lesbian lifestyle choices.
    Voting for Pro-Life politicians, Voting aginist euthanasia platforms, Refusing to bake a cake for a gay marriage, Refusing to adopt common core in your children’s public school systems…Need I go on?

    These folks above are only expressing their black lives…And THEY matter. To heck with the disabled white boy. He was fair game in today’s morality. A Trump voter, the monsters called him.

    The videographer, puffing on her smoke, is giddy at the brutality being demonstrated in front of her face. Hells bells…Isis has nothing on these terrorist. Isis could take notes…learn from these Farrakhan brothers.

    Jesus wept indeed.

  • As Donald says at the end, “Jesus wept.” But when He comes again this time on that Great White Horse clothed in a robe dipped in blood (Revelation 19), He ain’t a’gonna be weeping.
    I have nothing profound to say. My heart goes out to the man tortured,and my rage to the racists who did this and the liberals who aid and abet this.

  • Racists exist ! Wire racist shot those black people in S C. It was wall -to-wall coverage in the press!! Black and white politicians everywhere. Clinton jumped all over that story. Now… the difference is that you will not see ANY black politicians or Obama decry this. Obama will not comment. He might even pardon them!! Before trial! Common sense demands we ask ” WHY have things developped this way ? Anti white is PC now.

  • I will pray for this today at Mass, There are no words to describe the horror and ain the young man suffered only because he is white.

  • This behaviour is unacceptable and criminal no matter what colour of skin the abusers are. Racism exists and is not confined to one colour and the current political climate is not helping. Pray for peace and love

  • …”Unbelievable, even by Chicago standards”…

    No, this is what happens when Christian values (brought and kept through Christian Religion and Christian liturgy), are obliterated whatever the excuse (laicism, socialism, progresism, “englightment”, sex among teens…)

    We gladly forget that in most (if not all) of the cultures and religions, including Jews and Greeks this kind of inhuman behaviour is and was normal.

    It is Christianity who brought the protection of the poor, the feeble, the sick; and created the culture that consider as normal (still more; a right) to protect and defend the most needed in its society.

    Now, we are discovering to our own peril what is to live without humanity and without God.

    I really doubt whether it is wothly to destroy our civilization whith no gain for someone (except for those (cultural marxists ) that are planning and implementing these measures)

  • I tutored a rough black girl for three years one floor above a drug gang and sent her to Catholic school for that three years. Two years ago I mugged a black guy who Robbed my house of a lethal weapon on the NY harbor. I once taght public school with black teachers who were wonderful. One had her house robbed four times by blacks because they knew her schedule and her working husband’s schedule. There are wonderful blacks bt there are a substantial number of blacks who have zero relationship to God and His rigid laws about loving one spouse until death. No fathers….no morals for many. There are exceptions who choose God despite having no father. There are many whose violence results from the fornicative absent father.
    Poverty?…India has the lowest divorce rate in the world…Asia has the lowest murder rate…with poverty.

  • It’s incidences like this one that confirm the Dylan Roofs of the world in their hatred for people different from themselves.
    To invert the usual liberal media meme.

  • Hate crime charges filed against two males and two females in custody in this matter.

  • In reading the comments I am reminded that those good ole white boys whom these liberals hate are the ones who believe in a strong 2nd Amendment. They are not going to forever sit idily by while their disadvantaged kin are beaten and assaulted by hooligans and thugs. If the police won’t protect the innocent, then those good ole boys may decide to, and God help us when that day comes. We have had 8 years of Obama stoking the flames of racism. And you can’t do that for almost a decade without consequences. I pray that none of what I pessimisticly postulate comes to pass. I hope people keep their heads and wits about them. But when you’re kin folk are being beaten and tortured, that’s hard to do. Liberals have sown the whirl wind. God has a tendency due to man’s free will of letting man reap what he has sown.

  • One of my favorite things about eight years of Obamagic is all this racial healing.

    In 48 hours, they’ll blame Trump.

    Nothing to see here.

    Move along.

    Of the 150(?) police officers KIA in 2016, 20 were killed in ambushes instigated by the BLM propaganda machine, aka the media.

    Move on! The national crises are evil opposition to transgender (once known as perverts) men in Ladies’ Rooms, white privilege, income inequality, capitalism, racism, homophobia, racist cops, xenophobia, populism, Americanism, anti-abortion terrorists, AGW deniers, the nuclear family, taxpayers, etc.

    If the lying, liberal (redundant) media reported all black and Islamist terror attacks like it does Dylan Roof and police shootings, there’d be no column space for propaganda promoting Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  • Bonus: he was kidnapped because one of those four was his “friend” from school.
    Jose has a point– this is only outlandish because Christian values are so accepted, here.
    And they’re not, counter to what a lot of agnostics like to believe, a human default.

  • This made News in Australia on multiple media outlets. Faces of the four were shamelessly plastered on TV. Racism tensions are running high in the US I understand. Probably fuelled by the current Narcissistic US President and the many celebrities jumping on the “Black lives Matter” bandwagon. Trump is the best thing that’s happened to the US in a long time.

    But at the end of the day these horrible actions do come down to the fact that these four are horrible human beings, raised with no Christian conscience and devoid of any decent Moral boundaries. It is a symptom of the a relative, dysfunctional society.

    This is a colourless problem with no religious or political affiliations.

    Pigs like these four exist in all corners of society.

    My heart goes out to this poor man, and pray he can forget the trauma caused by the shameful way he was treated at the hands of these monsters.

  • Well now, I commented on this and have spent the morning and last night trying to assure people that there is no excuse for this, that qualifying it as something other than evil, or dismissing it as irrelevant next to the plague of cops killing minorities isn’t the appropriate response. And with that, I’ve had nothing but push back, from defending those who questioned if this is evil, to wondering if this really counts as torture. I thought saying that evil and hate and racism have no skin color wouldn’t be argued with.

    Nice to come by here for a breather.

  • I thought FB had a policy of taking down objectionable posts? must have been a lot of people watching.

  • “Nice to come by here for a breather.”

    You are a breath of sanity on Patheos Dave!

7 Responses to Moving Truck Spotted Outside White House

  • I would rent a truck and help them move out for free. In fact, I’d pay to do this.

  • Wonder what kind of “electronics” are being moved out (or in ) by Quality in Electronic and Office Moving by Moving Masters, Inc.

  • IF the current administration has politicized the intelligence community as rumored, who can Trump trust to sweep the place. Apparently Barry and Michelle, the girls and Valerie Jarrett will be living in an uptown DC mansion. If the younger daughter is still in high school I can understand staying until she graduates….but Valerie Jarrett? Sounds like a command post for the DNC. Please just go away.

  • Off topic…a prayer request for my younger son his early thirties that God willing, he will enroll and attend a four year university this month. He’s been accepted as a transfer student in a three schools with instate scholarship offering the energy engineering major.he has the pre-reqs for. His order brother has offered with no strings attached to use his savings to pay off the younger one’s debts. His father and I and his older brother have heard nothing from him. Today maybe the deadline to fish or cut bait for life altering decision.. Thank you.

  • Just the first of several trucks to remove Obama’s massive ego from the place.

  • Tacky.

    Not to say inaccurate in the least, if anything a bit too on target. As is CAM’s note about sweeping for bugs or “jokes.”

    CAM- done.

  • Foxfier, Thank you.

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Notre Dame: Obama Yes, Trump No

Friday, December 9, AD 2016



I am shocked, shocked.  Matt Archbold brings us the news that Notre Dame, which gave pro-abort Obama a thunderous reception as their guest of honor at the 2009 commencement, is considering not inviting President Trump:

In surprising comments reported by The Observer, Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, said he is considering not inviting Donald Trump to speak at this spring’s commencement ceremony — a break from the university’s tradition of inviting new presidents to speak at graduation.

“I do think the elected leader of the nation should be listened to. And it would be good to have that person on the campus — whoever they are, whatever their views,” he said. “At the same time, the 2009 Commencement was a bit of a political circus, and I think I’m conscious that that day is for graduates and their parents — and I don’t want to make the focus something else.”

“My concern a little bit is that, should the new president come, it may be even more of a circus,” he said.

Fr. Jenkins infamously hosted and honored President Barack Obama, the most radically pro-abortion president in our country’s history, in 2009. The Cardinal Newman Society garnered more than 367,000 petitions against Notre Dame’s honor of Obama in 2009, and 83 U.S. bishops publicly opposed the commencement honor. Fr. Jenkins has defended honoring Obama on multiple occasions since 2009.

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  • Fr. all due non-respect, go fly a kite!

    What a farce and bold face hypocrite.
    His leadership reminds me of the Religious souls suffering in hell. If Fr. Jenkins makes it to purgatory it would be a shock!

    Please pass on giving Norte Dame support until this university is Catholic. Not Catholic in name only. For the good people who work and study in Norte Dame, God bless you. Remember Fr. Norman Weslin! Please remember him. The hero of May 16th 2009. Hand cuffs and all.

    To the board members of Norte Dame..SHAME on you.

  • I twittered a link to this post to . I think more people should do this. Let Notre Dame know that Fr Jenkins needs to repent.

  • Darn! My comment was supposed to say that I twittered it to @nd_news. The Notre Dame news twitter page.

  • The Catholic academy is frivolous and run by poseurs in clericals? Say it ain’t so….

  • The pro-infanticide president is welcome but the pro-business guy is not?

  • FND – Don’t ask me to spell it out.

  • “he pro-infanticide president is welcome but the pro-business guy is not?”

    Because they are likely pro-infanticide and anti-business.

  • I’m not sure where abortion ranks anymore on the Catholic morality priority list, but it could be seen that this is saying no to Trump because of Obama. Because of the ‘circus’ that swirled around the Obama appearance, perhaps he doesn’t want it repeated.

  • Dave Griffey.

    Catholic University Dave.

    I disagree with the excuse that Fr. John Jenkins is truly trying to avoid the “circus.”

    The circus has three rings, and in the center is himself, barking the social justice doctrine that squashes the rights of the innocent by awarding Joe Biden the highest honor bestowed by the university in humanitarian excellence. In the ring to the right is the clown act. Obama, the most pro-death president to date. Not just pro-death, but willing to penalize businesses that won’t supply their employees with insurance coverages that contain abortifacients. The left ring Dave?
    Well that’s reserved for mom and dad. They pick up the colossal excrement left over by the dog and pony show that is liberal progressive inteligencia that can not accept the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding abortion, but gave no problem pretending to be Catholic.

    That Dave is B— S—!

    Their the circus.
    Grab some cotton candy and enjoy the show.

  • … sorry for the typos;( have no problem…)
    and (That’s the circus)…not Their the circus.

  • “A sucker born every minute.” P.T. Barnum had Fr. Jenkins in mind;

    Human rights?

    Go Norte Dame Go! Margaret Sanger would of been proud to have given an opportunity to address the new grads! If only….

  • ND fought tooth and nail to host and honor pro-abortion Obama. ND was
    happy to weather the protests from over 100 US bishops, ignored and side-
    lined the objections of their then-Ordinary Bishop D’Arcy, had faithful Catholic
    students and even priests arrested and prosecuted for protesting, and expended
    a great deal of their ever-diminishing credibility as a Catholic institution defending
    their determination to host and honor our baby-killer-in-chief.
    Notre Dame loves abortion and sees nothing wrong with it. All of their sophistries
    aside, that’s really what ND is about here. I’d sooner cut off my hands than let
    someone i loved either attend or send them a dime. A pox on the once-Catholic
    Notre Dame.

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  • Here is a case where NOT being invited is a greater honor.

    Notre Dame is the Archbishop Cupich of “Catholic” Colleges.

  • My husband and I belong to a club and enjoy social time with several good people whose children are just at that age they are going to college (we ourselves are somewhat older, but our children just younger due to late marriage.)
    Ah, the college application and decision process!!
    I smile, or something, whenever I hear that Little Johnny (or Jane) is going to Loyola or ND, or Fordham or whatever Catholic University. They will receive a remarkable education there, surely.
    As far as I know, my husband and I are the only committed Catholics. Granted, my commitment lacks considerable enthusiasm these days. It just would not occur to me to allow my child to go to undergrad at a Catholic university.
    As I type this, my second child just finished up reading the Bible at the breakfast table. Off to take the ACT in an hour.
    They children’s father reads the Bible daily. I’d like the boys to continue with that. I fear it won’t happen if they go to a Catholic University. Worse, I fear they will completely lose what little Catholicism they have, and will be lost completely.

  • Notre Dame is Catholic in name only,

  • No doubt if Hillary had won she would be invited and worshiped by ND….

  • Notre Dame University should be bought by Trump so he can tell the administration: “You’re fired!”

  • @ Tim.

    Agreed. The Grotto might have had a make over. Out with our Lady and in her place a likeness of Margret Sanger. ND. A victim of identity crisis.