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Unfunded Liabilities In Small Government

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 1 day ago

Via WRSA, this post continues on a theme I’ve worked before here at this web site, to wit, that unfunded liabilities will affect the smallest governments first and worst because small government cannot print fiat money to keep itself afloat.

I’m not sure we learn anything new from the article except for the shear magnitude of the problem, but there is this link in the comments on such a thing happening to a small town in Alabama in 2010.  I’ve also pointed out before that unfunded pensions has led to the inability to keep the police departments in Memphis and Miami-Dade afloat without massive changes.

It’s happening not just with small municipalities and towns, but with medium size and larger cities as well.  That which cannot continue, won’t.

Intersectional Feminism

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Via Codrea, this perspective from Sweden.

Of course, there are various types of feminism. Sweden’s preferred type is not about universal sisterhood and the spreading of sexual equality around the globe. No, it is “intersectional” feminism. What is “intersectional” feminism? It is a species of feminism that, in accordance with the relatively new academic concept of “intersectionality,” accepts a hierarchy whereby other “victim groups” — such as “people of color” and Muslims — are higher up on the grievance ladder than women, and whereby women who belong to those other groups enjoy an even more exalted status as victims than white female Christians or Jews.

This means that “intersectional” feminists must be culturally sensitive and culturally relative, recognizing and privileging culturally predicated values other than sexual equality. They must be feminists who understand that while no expression of contempt for the purported tyranny of Western males can be too loud, overstated or vulgar, they must, in their encounters with less feminist-minded cultures, temper their devotion to female equality out of respect for those cultures’ different priorities. In practice, this compulsion to respect the different priorities of other cultures is most urgent, and the respect itself most cringing when the culture in question is the one in which female inequality is most thoroughly enshrined and enforced.

This brand of feminism, needless to say, is not confined to Sweden …

I would say that it’s actually simpler than that.  The patriarchy isn’t what feminists hate.  It’s the weakened Western values that now believes in nothing at all, thus willing to believe in anything at all.  This brand of feminism actually believes that they can change Islam to make it more progressive, ignoring the very history of this cult of death and its manifestations through a millennium of history.

This brand of feminism will always be searching and never finding, unwilling to embrace God’s perfect design for the family and society.

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Journalist Protection Act

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

David Codrea:

“Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, on Monday introduced the Journalist Protection Act to make a federal crime of certain attacks on those reporting the news,” the Congressman’s media flack team announced. “The Journalist Protection Act makes it a federal crime to intentionally cause bodily injury to a journalist affecting interstate or foreign commerce in the course of reporting or in a manner designed to intimidate him or her from newsgathering for a media organization.”

In other words, he wants to make something that’s already a crime, a crime.  Got it.

He sounds like a screeching little girl.

Jeff Sessions Is A Loser

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

PJM:

“I am operating on the assumption that this country prescribes too many opioids,” Sessions said. “People need to take some aspirin sometimes.”

So we have a renewed war on drugs, empowering the police state even more.  Sessions had an opportunity to take a whack at the deep state, firing virtually every appointee from the Obama administration in the DoJ, ATF and FBI.  Instead he has left much of it intact, with Rosenstein still working his nefarious plans.

He could have targeted the pedophile and child trafficking rings in and around D.C. and in other cities, but he has instead chosen to cuddle with his pet project of moral superiority over others.  For the children, he could have done better.  He chose poorly.  He will answer for how he chose.

Jeff Sessions is a loser.

Note To Peter Strzok

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks ago

Twitchy:

The more texts we see from Strzok & Page, the more we see how they loathe fellow Americans w/ whom they disagree. Trump is an idiot, Clinton should win, ppl who voted against McCabe’s wife are hillbillies, and, re: the March for Life, “hate those people.”

As for those March for life folks, I thought I would share a heartwarming story about a Down Syndrome baby that has been chosen as the newest Gerber baby.

The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest’s start in 2010.

“He’s very outgoing and never meets a stranger,” Lucas’s mom, Cortney, told TODAY Parents. “He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh.”

Foxnews is also covering this.  As they should.  Hey Peter, you think babies like this should be murdered, don’t you, you evil bastard?

As for those ignorant hillbillies, Terry McAuliffe did what he said he would do, and took a series of actions to allow felons to vote.  Virginia went for Hillary, so your blame goes not to hillbillies, but to felons and people like yourself, Peter – but maybe I’m being redundant.

So, to wrap up this sincere little note because time is short, and I say this in the most Christian manner I can muster and I’m a right-to-lifer too, blow it out your ass Peter.  Send me a note and let me know how it works out in the federal penitentiary for you.  Or perhaps a short drop to the end of a rope would be more appropriate.

What We Learn From The Intelligence Committee Memorandum

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 3 days ago

This will only be a brief analysis, but I wanted to lay the groundwork for what I believe we learn from the recent Nunes memorandum.

Largely nothing.  We knew most if not all of that already.  Those who have been following the machinations of the deep state have know all of this for a very long time now.  We know that certain high ranking officials inside the government – the government that is mostly not appointed, but rather, in for life, and a few who are appointed – have colluded and conspired to design a police state, couple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies into one by use of the JTTF and Fusion centers, weaken American foreign policy, empower the Muslim lobby, encroach upon and even destroy liberties in America, and started and prosecuted foreign wars in order to enrich themselves and their co-conspirators.

The wars in Northern Africa are an example of one such campaign, where nations were toppled in order to create “rat lines” of weapons, money, gems, oil and children, these “rat lines” only being the initial stages of more formal lines of logistics on a more industrial scale.  Haiti was another such example, and the full story of TCF and CGI corruption in Haiti has yet to be told.  Many of the people who have tried to tell the story have ended up dead.  At the head of this conspiratorial network of taitors sits not just men like Comey and McCabe, but men and women at the State Department, DoJ, inside the U.S. military and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Again, we’ve known this for a very long time.  For example, the YouTuber George (Webb) Sweigart called the involvement of the Awan brothers a full half year before anyone else did, and also provided excruciating and even painful detail on all of the military and political actions affecting the campaign to topple Northern Africa.  We also knew that John McCain was involved in the campaign in Northern Africa.  Thus, he said of the memorandum, “The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s.”  Quite obviously, this is a misdirect and he doesn’t really believe this all has anything at all to do with Russia.

We also learned more about the involvement of DoJ personnel with the Nunes committee.  Rod Rosenstein outed himself because he was apparently less disciplined than he needed to be.  According to Greg Jarrett, he threatened the committee.

Much more troubling, however, is the degree to which the balance of Washington is in the pocket of the deep state.  Is there any other reason for this?

Calling on Trump not to interfere in Mueller’s investigation, four Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee dismissed on Sunday the idea that the memo’s criticism of how the FBI handled certain surveillance applications undermines the special counsel’s work. Reps. Trey Gowdy (S.C.), Chris Stewart (Utah), Will Hurd (Tex.) and Brad Wenstrup (Ohio) represented the committee on the morning political talk shows.

Gowdy, who helped draft the memo, said Trump should not fire Rosenstein, and he rejected the idea that the document has a bearing on the investigation.

It appears that the deep state controls quite literally all of Washington, D.C., and all appurtenant departments, agencies, and personnel.  It runs deep, far and wide, and its powers are immense.  And that’s what we learn from the memorandum.  We get no farther down the road to knowing what has happened.  This is all the tip of the iceberg.  But what we do learn if that when a little light is shined, the gargoyles, demons, monsters and pit vipers come out fighting.  I think it’s a good thing for them to self-identify.

Gun Owners Have A Very Long Memory

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 6 days ago

David Codrea:

But wasn’t that one of Tancredo’s strengths? Hasn’t he been a champion of “America first” and “conservative” values?

Yes and no.

He’s been pretty good on “immigration,” to the point where domestic Marxist media tars him as a “xenophobe.”

But he’s got some unreconciled past sins on guns to atone for that he never genuinely has.

Gun owners have a very long memory.  We never forget, and we seldom forgive.  Here’s a note to politicians.  Be careful what you do and say about guns, how you vote, and what you preach about.  It would actually be easiest for you if you believed in a God-given right to the ownership and bearing of arms, and didn’t have to lie about it (Rep. Thomas Massie is a good example for you to follow).

Robert Mueller Requests Postponement Of General Michael Flynn Sentencing

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks ago

The Conservative Treehouse:

Against a newly discovered likelihood the Robert Mueller investigation began under false pretenses; and against the backdrop that FBI surveillance and wiretaps were obtained through materially (intentionally) false representations to the FISA court; and against the backdrop the original Flynn plea judge (Contrereas) was also the approving FISA judge; and that judge ‘was summarily recused’ from the case; and against increasing evidence that Mike Flynn was set up by a terminal animus, and politically-motivated investigative rogue unit, operating within the FBI; and against surfacing IG Horowitz evidence that FBI investigators manipulated (lied on) their FD-302 interrogation documents; and understanding those falsified 302’s were used in the Mueller/Flynn charging document…

…Special Counsel Robert Mueller now asks for postponement of sentencing.

Hmm … is it all beginning to unravel for you, deep stater?  Hey, my wish for you is the same as I said for Andrew McCabe.  I hope your arms and legs rot and fall off.  Absent that, we should take you out and hang you from the nearest lamp post or oak tree.

Second Person Identified In Las Vegas Shooting Has Ties To DoD And Top Secret Clearance

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 1 day ago

Source.  I’m sure it’s nothing.  Pay it no mind.

Wild Horses Facing Slaughter By Bureau Of Land Management

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks ago

ABC News:

A wild mustang charging across an open plain is a symbol of the untamed majesty of nature. But the predators chasing these horses are anything but natural.

Controversy has broken out over the U.S. Bureau of Land Management‘s (BLM) practice of using helicopters to herd horses off public lands and sometimes permanently put them into holding facilities in an effort to control their population.

“Sometimes these horses get stampeded for miles and miles,” said Simone Netherlands, an animal rights activist and a spokesperson for the American Wild Horse Campaign.

Now the government is considering culling these animals for the first time in nearly 50 years, putting the lives of thousands of wild horses at stake.

Most of the U.S.’s estimated 75,000 wild horses live on public lands, usually vast expanses that the government controls in the American West.

Jim Schnepel, who knows Utah’s Onaqui Range and its horses well, works with a non-profit desperately trying to find a humane and effective way to control the wild horse population.

“Anybody who loves horses can tell you there’s this natural connection you can develop with them,” Schnepel said. “Certainly with specific members, you know, there’s no doubt that a few of them recognize me and I reckon I definitely recognize them.”

Although the land seems limitless, the BLM says the resources here only allow for the survival of a certain number.

“They’ve set what they call ‘appropriate management level,’ AML,” Schnepel said. “It would be about 75 percent reduction for what we have right now.”

Yea, that’s how I want my paycheck spent.  I want idiot lawyers inside the beltway writing regulations for the management of herd size.  In fact, that’s far better than, say, natural selection, or even capture and retraining the horses to work or pleasure ride by ranchers and others.

In fact, I want to buy a BLM sniper a brand new .300 Win Mag boltie and some high powered glass, maybe a Night Force scope.  Maybe they can practice their sniping skills for future use on Americans.  Maybe that will get their rocks off.

Where do I send my money.  Oh, wait.  They already take it.


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