Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ave Verum Corpus

Holy Saturday.

Today is one of the days that our Lord, Jesus Christ, spent in hell after being tortured and put to death.

Whyinthehell am I up so early on a Saturday?

Well, one, I couldn't sleep for crap last night.  That happens, I guess.  It's been happening a lot lately.  I can't wait to see what my circadian rhythms are like when I'm twice my age.

Two - I'm in the process of taking a class that requires me to first observe a class.  So I have to be up and out early.

So much for a nice relaxing weekend.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis

I think there can be proof of God that something so horrible to contemplate can be sung with such beauty.

Good Friday.  Might I suggest some prayer?

I think death threats are appropriate in this case

Lois Lerner says she got death threats, wants her testimony sealed forever.

Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the tax agency’s tea party-targeting becomes public, and asked a judge to forever seal her upcoming deposition in a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of groups that were targeted. 
Mr. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, and said they fear another media firestorm if their version of events from the tea party targeting were to become public. 
The two women said they are willing to testify, but said they could be putting “their lives in serious jeopardy.”
You used the power of the government against innocent civilians who simply disagreed with you politically.  Your actions gave them no recourse.  You and your bosses made sure you didn't suffer any accountability for your actions, and you skated off scot-free with your six-figure pension, leaving behind the victims of your actions helpless and hopeless.

Death threats are appropriate at this time.  This is what happens when you use the government to abuse people and walk away with no consequences.  There WILL be consequences, of one form or another.  Remove the ability for people to hold you responsible through the courts, and they'll find other ways to hold you responsible.

Personally, if Lois Lerner spent the rest of her life in hiding, afraid to go out in the light of day for fear of people hunting her down, it wouldn't bother me one single bit.  Sic semper tyrannis.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

MIT publishes children's book glorifying communism

I don't know what else to say...

MIT Press is out with a new book that teaches children the tenets of Karl Marx with fairy tales. 
Communism for Kids, written by a German author who specializes in political theory and "queer politics," was released last month. The thesis of the children's book is that communism is "not that hard," but has not been implemented in the right way.
Gosh, how many more hundreds of millions of people have to die before it gets implemented in the right way?

Things like this are why I can no longer take a college education seriously.  When you pop out of that little Marxist indoctrination chamber with a fancy sheepskin saying you know stuff but you regurgitate crap like this, then you really haven't learned anything of worth.

Please tell me, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, exactly how does this advance anything you're working on at MIT?

One more Ray Charles

It's not just Charles himself, it's his backing band.  There's just so much talent there that it's almost painful.  Same with singers like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin; their backing bands blew the doors off of any joint they played in.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I'd just like to point out

That the one and only time I ever heard Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speak, it made my skin crawl.  The guy sounds like "Uncle Badtouch" from the get-go, and his smarmy, lisping delivery made me want to punch him in the face after two seconds of hearing his voice.

So when I find out that multiple people are accusing him of sexual molestation and pedophilia back in the 80's, it doesn't shock me one bit.

An unnamed man filed a child sex abuse lawsuit against the mayor on Thursday, alleging Murray “repeatedly criminally raped and molested” him when he was a homeless 15-year-old in the 1980s. 
The unnamed plaintiff and two other men gave interviews to the Seattle Times — all telling similar stories about a politico in his late 20s and 30s, who befriended street kids, paid them and had his way with them.
I wonder if Murray had been a Catholic Priest, would the paper be so nice to Murray as they are right now?

Oh, and I love this little touch:

The (Seattle) Times explained why it didn't print the accusations until last week, when claims in the public lawsuit echoed their accounts: 
“Murray denied the accusations to reporters and hired an attorney, who worked to discredit the men largely based on their criminal pasts,” the paper reported. “Neither the Seattle Times nor other media publicly reported the allegations, and Murray’s political career continued to rise.”

So this isn't the first time this has been raised!  Nope, in fact, it was raised years ago, and the media dumped it down the memory hole because progressive politics, y'all!  Who cares how many boys Uncle Badtouch was raping, he's a progressive and he's gonna make Seattle progressive, so all those boys can go pound sand while Uncle Badtouch gets elected!

I wonder, if Murray was a Catholic Priest, if the Times would have accepted the weak explanation that they swallowed from Murray.

Ah hell, I don't wonder at all.  We all know the answer to that.  In the eyes of the media, raping little boys is acceptable if you're a Democrat politician!  Just ask Gary Studds!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before

But it's been a while, so screw it.

There's more groove in this song than in the entire anthology of the Backstreet Boys and Nicki Minaj combined.

Musical Interlude, Historical Edition

Hurdy Gurdy!

Yes, it's a real instrument.  Rather an old one at that.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Musical Interlude

Family is here.  So no offense to y'all, but they take precedence.  Enjoy tunes!

Hello Angry Losers

You can make bullets from just about anything

One of the YouTube channels I keep up with is Taufledermaus, who likes to shoot various things out of a shotgun.  One of the rounds he tested recently came from a candy-maker in Israel who made Barley candies, poured them into a mold of a slug, and came out with...  well...  candy slugs for a 12 gauge shotgun.

Things like this are why banning firearms will never work.  Take away my lead, and I'll shoot you with barley.