Friday, January 30, 2015

Romney not running

Thank goodness.

Quite frankly, with his Gruber connections, he wouldn't have a chance in hell of getting elected.

He wasn't even the right man for the job in 2012, he was the lesser of two evils.  Running the essential founder of Romneycare against Obamacare was a failure on so many levels that I can't even begin to describe them.  Things have not gotten better for him since 2012, and I'm glad he can see the writing on the wall.

Oh, I think he still wants to run, he just knows he won't win.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

This is why they're so good.

The Legion of Boom understands the team concept.

I can’t perform at this level without Kam Chancellor, the lion of the Legion, the guy who once picked off Peyton Manning by ducking to make it appear as though he couldn’t leap for the ball. He’s also the guy we go to with our problems, who doles out advice about a lot of issues that arise outside of football. 
I can’t perform at this level without Earl Thomas—The Example—who can show you how to do the right thing better than he can explain it. When everybody else is joking, he’s locked in, a reminder of what we’re here for. 
I can’t perform at this level without Byron Maxwell, our chill guy, oblivious to the pressure. I remember him joking around with Carroll in our rookie camp, saying that if he was allowed to play nickel he’d choke out the slot receiver. Carroll relented and Maxwell delivered, only to get injured in camp. Now he’s the corner on the other side, and his consistently high level of play makes QBs’ decisions very difficult. 
I can’t perform at this level without Jeremy Lane, the scrappy guy from Tyler, Texas. Competition brings out the dog in him; just look at what he’s done to the Packers’ Randall Cobb.

Also, this line is enough to make me go out and buy his jersey:

I’ve realized in the last year that I can evoke change by being a great role model: a man who respects women and police officers, who graduated from college and does everything in his power to be successful within the rules.

How many athletes today do you hear saying THAT?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bowe Bergdahl being charged with desertion?

Wouldn't that just be the turd topping on this shit sundae for Obama?  He trades five of his allies terrorist leaders for Bergdahl thinking it'll make him popular, but the shitbag he traded for is a freaking deserter who should have been left there.

Had Obama listened to word one from any of his actual military people, this never would have happened.  But the narcissistic fucking douche-nozzle hates the military, so he ignored them and went on doing what he does - making things worse.

Of course, I was saying Bergdahl was either a deserter or just a nutcase back in June.  I was right back then too.

Was going through the news

Got depressed.

Seriously, maybe it's just a side-effect of living in this liberal shithole, but at this point I just want to get the hell out of here and hightail it for the woods before the entire system comes crashing down.

And it will come crashing down.  Obama getting elected twice was the warning that the parasites outnumber the producers.  It's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of "when".

And then a matter of "What are we going to do about it?"  Because with the parasites firmly in charge, there isn't a chance in hell of the results being nearly in our favor.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Things the US Media won't tell you.

Obamacare costs $50,000 for every person who's "insured".

The numbers are daunting: It will take $1.993 trillion, a number that looks like $1,993,000,000,000, to provide insurance subsidies to poor and middle-class Americans, and to pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) costs. 
Offsetting that massive outlay will be $643 billion in new taxes, penalties and fees related to the Obamacare law. 
That revenue includes quickly escalating penalties – or 'taxes,' as the U.S. Supreme Court described them – on people who resist Washington's command to buy medical insurance. 
It also includes income from a controversial medical device tax, which some Republicans predict will be eliminated in the next two years. 
If they're right, Obamacare's per-person cost would be even higher.

I just hope that I'm settled in up in Northern Idaho when the entire system comes crashing down.  Or at least someplace rural.  Someplace where I'm not surrounded by "vibrant youths" when their EBT cards flash all zeros because the gummit ain't got the money to pay them off.


The classless president

So the dude who was going to bring us "Smart Diplomacy" still can't pull his head out of his ass when it comes to not pissing off our allies.  This narcissistic idiot can't even be bothered to understand what "protocol" actually is when dealing with a foreign country.  Or maybe as Allahpundit says, he's chomping Nicorette like a fiend because he's jonesing for a smoke so badly.

I suppose if his goal is pissing off everyone who likes us, then he's a success!  Let's just say the Indians were less than impressed with President Twatwaffle and his public gum chomping.

Listen to the rhythm

Of the falling rain...

We had a storm pass overhead last night, and other than a brief bit for dinner, I spent last night sitting under my patio roof listening to the rain.

I know the locals think I'm nuts.  And maybe you folks who don't live in LA think I'm nuts as well, but when you've lived with rain all your life and then you move to a nasty polluted desert?

The rain is magical.

Monday, January 26, 2015

New phrase that I'm stealing...

"Democrat-unionized K-12 moron factories"

Second best line?  "Life, using effort as a metric, ruthlessly discriminates between the lazy and those who have stuff. I am super comfortable with that."  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Burning the midnight oil

Vox Day quotes John C. Wright regarding the evil that Leftists do, and then opines:

It is only when attention is drawn to their own particular sin, to OUR own sin, that the human mind goes haywire, because it is hard to look at yourself in the mirror and say: "I am a sinner. I am corrupt. I am fallen short of the glory of God." 
And yet, whether we admit it or not, we have.

And here is where I take a right turn, as it were.

As many of you know, I'm Catholic.  Catholics have the Sacrament of Confession, where we enter a booth, pour out our sins, and receive penance and absolution.

Now, there's whole boatloads of Protestants who want to point and tell me that this amounts to nothing but a blank check to do evil again, because we can just go into a booth and be forgiven.

But it's not that easy.

True penance and absolution require that we, the sinners asking for forgiveness, resolve to do our best not to sin again.  That's point number one.  It's not a blank check to do what you want.

Point number two is this:  The very act of walking into a booth and telling a priest about your sins first requires that you sit down and admit "I screwed up.  I sinned.  I have harmed people.  My actions were evil, and this is why."

That's not easy to do, especially in this day and age where modern people are taught that evil is relative, and intentions matter more than effects of your actions.  This is why modernists try to devalue the Church.  This is why the Novus Ordo church does it's best to reassure people that God loves them even if they don't go to confession and everything is alright.  Because looking at your actions in the harsh light of God's truth does not leave you feeling good.  It doesn't leave you feeling like you're on top of the world.  It makes you feel very, very small.  Understanding how your actions, your sins have hurt other people is the first step in confession.  Absolution and forgiveness only come after you deal with that unpleasant reality.

And dealing with that unpleasant reality is not something that the Left does well.  Hell, it's not something that they do at all.

But it's something that Catholics are called to do every day.  Or at least, it's something we are supposed to do every day.  Stepping into that confession booth on Sunday isn't a pleasant experience at the onset, because it requires me to first look at what I've done, and then admit that I am a sinner.  I am not perfect.  I have done things that have harmed other people and my own soul.

Do you think either of the Clintons go to confession?  Hell no.  It's much easier to ignore it.  It's much easier to rationalize it.  Going back to Vox:

We are all potential Leftists. We are all capable of rationalizing away our own particular sins. How good I am, because I am not a glutton, says the slender whore. How good I am, because I am not a slut, says the obese woman as she stuffs her face. How good I am, because I am not a murderer, says the homosexual. How good I am, because I am not a thief, says the killer.

"Well, sure I sinned but..."  That doesn't work when you truly confess your sins.  And that's why so many of the Left hate the Church, even those who are inside the Church (Looking at you there, Francis!)  So I'll go to confession a bit later in the day today, and I'll look at what I've done and what I've failed to do.  It's not really pleasant, but it is cathartic.

The Confiteor is said three times throughout the traditional Latin Mass - once by the servers, once by the Priest, and once again by the servers prior to communion.

Confiteor Deo omnipotenti, beatae Mariae semper Virgini, beato Michaeli Archangelo, beato Joanni Baptistae, sanctis Apostolis Petro et Paulo, omnibus Sanctis, et vobis, fratres (et tibi pater), quia peccavi nimis cogitatione, verbo et opere: mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Virginem, beatum Michaelem Archangelum, beatum Joannem Baptistam, sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et vos, fratres (et te, pater), orare pro me ad Dominum Deum nostrum. Amen.

I confess to Almighty God,
to Blessed Mary ever Virgin,
to Blessed Michael the Archangel,
to Blessed John the Baptist,
to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and to all the Saints,

(and to you, Father)that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed;
(strike your breast thrice)
through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.
Therefore I beseech Blessed Mary ever Virgin,
Blessed Michael the Archangel,
Blessed John the Baptist,
the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints,

and you, Father,to pray for me to the Lord our God for me.

Try it sometime.