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Who is responsible for this?!

9 July 2012
It's interesting to note the unemployment rate begins to increase in February, 2008 - when Øbama announced his candidacy...
Comparison: Unemployment rate from each year from Jan 2000 to present

Well! Now that I’m over my case of Roberts-induced depression, I see that YADNER has come out! And, with it, YAAFOTII.

I know, I know. My work in the manufacturing industry has made a fool for acronyms. Let me help you out, there: Yet Another Disappointing National Employment Report and Yet Another Admonition From Øbama To Ignore It. I’d think, by now, most of you should have been able to guess the acronym. I mean, this has happened once a month since January 2009 – that OTHER day that will live forever in infamy. With each disappointing report, we were admonished by The Øne not to make too much out of it. The same disclaimer is published at the bottom of every month’s report. Why? Because the numbers have consistently been pretty disappointing, and those that offered a glimmer of “hope” turned out to be based more on happenstance than any grand plan involved in actually steering the economy to correct its course.

I hear again and again how Øbama isn’t responsible for this economy, that he inherited it. Really? REALLY?! Take a look at the chart above. The data is the Gummint’s own unemployment  data taken from their very own Department of Labor Statistics. Pretty stark, when you look at it in this context.; the Øbama years vs the eight years of Bush – the last year of which was under a Democrat-controlled congress.  Yes, it’s a stark difference.

Because of this inconvenient truth, Øbama and his administration would rather focus on job creation than on the actual unemployment numbers. He and his minions will crow about the 12 million jobs created since the start of his administration. Remember the “jobs created or saved” mantra? That can’t be used anymore. Why? because the 12 million jobs created figure they like to bandy about is not net of the millions of jobs destroyed; it is gross. Don’t doubt it? Then ask yourself this: why haven’t the unemployment numbers improved? Why is the U6 number, which includes folks who have simply dropped out of the race, so dismal? Why have more people jumped on the disability rolls than at any other time in history?

Back to the chart. All of the red lines – the first that showed the unemployment rate begin to increase, to the group that is soaring so much higher than the remainder of the charted years – coincide with that famously Democratic-controlled congress mentioned above.

So mayber you’re right Maybe Øbama did inherit this economy. But he inherited it from Pelosi and Reid; definitely not from Bush.

-Pateratic

The Constitution Is Dead

28 June 2012
Mourning the Constitution, and damning the supreme cowards…

Well, that’s it, then. The supreme court has sold out the constitution and with it: all of us. Welcome to the USSA. Cancel the election. Emperor Øbama does, in fact, have new clothes.

Instead of assessing Øbamacare against the constitution on its own merits as written, the supreme cowards made the administration’s arguments for them – though again and again, the administration asserted that the individual mandate was not  a tax. In fact, I fail to see how mandating an individual citizen to buy a product can be construed as anything but a tax in the first place! 

This goes against everything the founding fathers stood for. And for all you 99%ers out there high-fiving and clapping each other on the back: you will regret this – just as the Canadian and British citizens have come to regret their version of the same Marxist premise.

Atlas has indeed shrugged today. And the rule of law is dead.

-Pateratic

Too much

22 June 2012
Pelosi’s Bonnie to Holder’s Clyde…

Nan again. Unbelievably, inexplicably, San Fran Nan has come out to say that the Republicans in Congress are after Holder to get him out of play. By what motivation would they be doing this, you ask? Well, in her twisted version of reality, the Republicans believe that, by eliminating Holder, there will be no opposition to their evil, sordid plans to get dead people and illegal aliens off the voting roles!

Those absolute bastards!

Again, in Nan’s world, it’s perfectly fine for the DNC to require photo ID in order to attend their convention – after all: you don’t want any of those sneaky conservatives slipping in! You even have to show photo ID to attend a Moochelle Øbama book signing. But to ensure that a person at the polls is legally qualified to cast a vote? My God, man! What are you suggesting?! Those evil REPUBLICANS are marginalizing minorities! (Well, at least we hope that illegal voters are in the minority…). Those evil,  uniform-wearing, baton-swinging REPUBLICANS at the polls… keeping minorities aw… Wait a minute. Those weren’t REPUBLICANS. And they weren’t turning away minorities  under threat of violence! They were “Holder’s people” – the New Black Panthers! And they were turning away CRACKERS and WHITE DEVILS under threat of violence; clearly not minorities. Huh. How could Nan have gotten that so backwards?

Nan, Nan, Nan…

And it wasn’t the Republicans who implemented the botched Fast & Furious scheme to justify another foray into gun control – a scheme that was implicated in the confirmed deaths of at least one Border Patrol Officer, at least one Customs Enforcement Agent, and in the deaths of countless numbers of Mexican citizens; no: it was Holder’s DOJ that implemented this scheme. Notably, Holder is clearly not a Republican.

Now, with Øbama’s Nixonesque implementation of Executive Privilege, it is clear that he, himself – The Øne – had a hand in the scheme – the criminal scheme – to create justification for the claim that the firearms being used by the Mexican cartels were being sourced in the US. And, notably, Øbama is the absolute antithesis of a Republican.

Personally, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to find Hillary Clinton involved in this scheme up to her droopy eyeballs, either. Lord knows she parroted that “the majority of the guns come from the US” myth at every opportunity. And the Lord knows equally that she’s not good at taking direction – particularly from her  inferiors. Inferiors such as Øbama… And, too, she is not a Republican.

(By the way, Calderón, I don’t believe for a minute that the Mexican Government was not complicit in Fast & Furious. It’s “covert” goal of justifying ever greater infringement of OUR – not YOUR – 2nd amendment rights is too clean of a match for your stated intentions to have been so conveniently coincidental…)

Huh! So where in the frenetic whirlwind that must serve as your mental processes does this come from, Nan? Is it based on the expectation that the majority of the American (legal) voting public has reached that mainstream media-induced state of inattentiveness, apathy, and idiocy that they can’t see through your fantastic talking points? Or is it your belief that you’ve pushed the fabric of our society far enough to the left that it doesn’t really matter; that there is now a majority of (legal) voters so dependent on the government that you can’t lose anyway?

And what of the people of San Francisco? I know that Cah-lee-fone-nya is pretty much existing in a fictional reality all of their own; more aligned with some strange (and, notably: failing) socialist utopia than with these United States – but aren’t they embarrassed to be represented by the likes of you? Don’t even socialist utopias have some minimal standards for intelligence, credibility, and integrity? I know I’m constantly embarrassed by the walking DNC talking points that represent my area – and am equally concerned that any sentient being would actually vote for them – but the majority of the folk in my nearest, largest population centers aren’t really sentient. Typically, they’re drugged-out, uneducated, unemployed,  multigenerational welfare recipients, so I guess I’m not that surprised that these lunatics keep getting voted in. Pure Michigan, that…

In any case, Nan, thanks for playing. Unfortunately, your entry has failed to gain you the prize…

On another note, we didn’t miss the vote that will jack up our energy costs – you know: the one you enviro-nazis had around coal-fired generation plants? You “Republicans” who defected on it and all you good Democrats: we know where you stand. When this hidden tax starts hitting us in the pocket books – and it will hit them hard – we’ll be sure to remember you all and, hopefully, change where you stand to the unemployment line.

-Pateratic

Hearing Aid

21 June 2012
Please speak directly into the horn. (And, gentlemen: please stop using it as a urinal. It’s beginning to affect my mental processes…)

“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day. I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol. If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him. …Oh, any number of charges could have been brought against Rove. But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress.” – Fantastic Nan Fantasizing Again

Oh, Nan, Nan, Nan…

Apparently, Nan, you cannot take advice. Maybe, at your age, there is a hearing difficulty? Shut up – stop embarrassing yourself. Stop pulling information that reeks so strongly that we don’t even have to give it the “sniff test” to tell where you’ve pulled it from. There is no comparison here between what that criminal in the DOJ has been doing with anything out of any administration since Clinton. Probably not even anything from the Clintons, either, but we’ve really never fathomed the bottom of that one – what with all those involved mysteriously dying. You remember: Whitewater and all…

And the habits of you and your contemporary party members abusing their positions to enrich themselves and their friends? Waters? And even your own sweet deals? And then to squelch any investigations, or have them end in a friendly slap on the wrist. Or the DOJ refusing to pursue prosecution ala Edwards? C’mon, Nan. In bakery terms, your dough of credibility comes nowhere near passing the window-pane test – way too thin, and no structure.  Unfortunately, the manner in which you choose to work that dough it isn’t improving it at all.

Watch closely, Nan. There is Supreme Court precedent for what Øbama has done. Remember that guy Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon? Being from the age of dinosaurs, I’m sure you do. Remember when he attempted to invoke executive privilege over information related to Watergate? Yeah. The Supremes said that executive privilege cannot be invoked to cover illegal actions.  And no-one died as a result of Watergate…

And that glaring “I” with which you start out.  You could not have unilaterally arrested Karl Rove for anything – that is not a perk or power of The Speaker of The House. This just provides proof  that you’re just as deluded and narcissistic as Øbama. But there’s no surprise there – it seems to be a prerequisite to hold power in your party.

-Pateratic

Beliefs

20 June 2012
…and your little Rule of Law, too!

 “I think we are ironclad on the constitutionality of [ObamaCare]. We believe in the Constitution. We believe in judicial review. … But I think it’s also important for the public to know that obstruction is the agenda of the Republican party. If they win, that will be their agenda. They don’t believe in a government role, clean air, clean water. You name it.” -House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

I’m with you, Nan! For instance, like your belief in the Constitution, I believe there is a thing called the Q’ran. And, like with you and the Constitution, I have no intent of implementing or defending anything in the Q’ran.

Of course, the major discrepency here is that never took an oath to support and defend the Q’ran. You, on the other hand, took an oath to support and defend the constitution- an oath that clearly had no meaning to you.

I think you can shut up, now.

-Pateratic

Disappointment

19 June 2012
Your species has been identified.

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Republican who co-sponsored the McCain-Feingold law, voted to confirm Roberts as chief justice. McCain now has regrets. “I am more disappointed in him than any of the other four that voted to overturn McCain-Feingold,” McCain says.

And, Senator McCain, the entirety of conservatives is pretty much disgusted, let alone disappointed, with you. If you put your mind to the principle behind why Citizens United makes sense – and why liberals hate it so much, maybe your disappointment  will be abated. Mine, unfortunately, is reinforced every time you are quoted in the liberal media as their golden haired (ok: white haired) boy in the “conservative” GOP.

Corporations, such as manufacturing concerns, merchant concerns, financial concerns,  service concerns, and, of course, Unions are collections of US citizens, each taxed by the US government, each entitled to free speech. That they (the aforementioned associations) are based in the US and  taxed on their revenues –  primarily their income – makes them an entity within the US, recognized by the US, as subject to the US laws. Including laws and bureaucratic regulations assigning taxes, fees, and fines against their income, or otherwise restricting their ability to operate in what is supposed to be a free market. Giving corporations no means to communicate their pleasure or displeasure with these laws, aside from affiliated individuals squeaking in the wilderness and casting pennies at the cause would be to enslave them ( the corporations, associations, etc.) to the state – a mild case of fascism. (For those of the “99%”, fascism, in basic terms, is where the government dictates all facets of business for all subject to their rule, but let individuals still “own” the business – hardly the definition you espouse. What this allows government to do is pick the winners and the losers – as Øbama is so fond of doing – but lets the government blame the losers for the the failure of the government’s policies. Which, notably, Øbama is also found of doing. There. Hope that helps.)

Remember what we fought the Revolutionary War over? (For the 99%: The Revolutionary War in the US back in the 1175-1783. That one.) The trigger was taxation without representation. Go look it up. Citizens United ended just such a situation. Adherence to former legal precedence, the complaint from McCain, Specter, Whitehouse et al. would be laughable, if they weren’t supposed to be running this country, as cited precedents violate the 1st Amendment. Roberts’ court, by rolling back issues associated with the Citizens United case was affirming the constitution – notably: their job. Affirming the constitution is not judicial activism. It’s what they’re supposed to be doing.

Why do liberals hate this so much? First, they are always keen to chill free speech – particularly political speech, and particularly from those who do not espouse their ideology. Second, it backfired on them, allowing “angry” money to flow into the coffers of their opponents, actually making it far easier for them to be defeated. And you’ll note that when they complain, when they cite organizations that should not be allowed free speech or to donate to a politician, you do not find organizations they “like”. You do not find unions listed as corporations – though they are all incorporated, and have (ok: had) more wealth than corporations they’ve been sucking the life-blood out of. You do not find Planned Parenthood, a huge profit-generating “women’s heath” concern (read: abortion mill). You do not find the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence or similar. But you certainly do find organizations such as large “evil” corporations. You do see such organizations  as the NRA. Convenient definitions of “corporate America” made to order to the desires of the liberal left who are so aghast at Citizens United.

The only question I have remaining around this is why anything coming from McCain would be considered relevant?

-Pateratic

22 June 2012 update: More evidence that McCain is not even tangentially familiar with conservative principles and should retire before his senility brings him on par with Reid:

Senators. John McCain (R-AZ) and Harry Reid (D-NV) plan to introduce legislation to create a United States Boxing Commission that would oversee all fights and work with the various local and regional commissions, promoters, boxers and managers.

Really? REALLY?! THIS is what you think we want your sorry kiesters in Washington for? What conservative principle did you dig THIS out of? Again, Johnny old boy: you thoroughly disgust me. Maverick my ass: you’re a RINO heifer.

Contradiction?

18 June 2012
Not all con artists go to prison…

So Allen Stanford gets sentenced to 110 year for his role in a $7 billion ponzi scheme. Social Security is a $25 trillion ponzi scheme. How much prison time will congresses from Johnson’s time (when the social security “trust fund” went to the general fund, leaving an IOU in its place) forward be serving?

Zero.

Seems to be a bit of a contradiction there, doesn’t it?

-Pateratic

A twisted view

6 June 2012

Yes, yes! Now I understand your perspective…

After the Wisconsin recall election results were reported, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who formerly gloated that the defeat of Walker was imminent, and that it would represent a referendum against conservative fiscal policy,  tweeted: “Despite the disappointing outcome, the effort sent Scott Walker a message that his brand of divisive politics is offensive & wrong.”

Really? REALLY?! The recall effort getting “owned” by Walker sent him a message that what he was doing in the office of Governor was somehow wrong? By winning the election? Huh. I don’t get it. But, too, I never realized Florida was on another planet.

The message the recall sent, as I read it, is that the unions no longer have free reign over the Wisconsin economy. The message, as I read it, was that, even with the traditional widespread liberal cheating at the polls (things like, oh, I don’t know – say, things like the  rumored busloads shipped in from Detroit by the, ahem, “union at the Chrysler plant” to vote for Barrett…), conservatism won the day. The message, as I read it, is that liberalism is not desirable once its destructive nature is realized.

Oddly, I don’t find Walker’s “brand of politics” anywhere near as offensive nor divisive – particularly in terms of race and class –  as I see those of the likes of the mainstream media, Øbama, Reid, Pelosi and, yes: that strange visitor from another planet, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  But, then: I’m a natural-born  citizen. Of earth…

-Pateratic

7 June 2012 Update: That other strange visitor from another planet, internet inventor Al Gore, voiced his agreement with Wasserman Schultz’s opinion on his pet network’s Viewpoint “news” show. I guess Tennessee must be in a similar orbit to that of Florida. Well, really: we’ve known that all along, haven’t we?

A call to action

28 May 2012
Time to crush the liberal snake…

A loud call to action for all Christian citizens of The United States who are of voting age…

Full text of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky’s homily at men’s march and Mass, Peoria, IL:

There is only one basic reason why Christianity exists and that is the fact that Jesus Christ truly rose from the grave.

The disciples never expected the resurrection. The unanimous testimony of all four Gospels is that the terrible death of Jesus on the cross entirely dashed all their hopes about Jesus and about his message. He was dead, and that was the end of it. They looked for nothing more, and they expected nothing more.

So as much as they had loved him, in their eyes Jesus was a failed messiah. His dying seemed to entirely rob both his teaching and even his miracles of any lasting significance.

And they were clearly terrified that his awful fate, at the hands of the Sanhedrin and the Romans, could easily become their awful fate. So they hid, trembling with terror, behind shuttered windows and locked doors.

When the Risen Christ suddenly appeared in their midst, their reaction was shocked incredulity. They simply could not believe their own eyes.

Reality only very slowly began to penetrate their consciousness when Jesus offers proof of his resurrection. He shows them the wounds on his hands, his feet, and his side. Jesus even allowed them to touch him. He breaks bread with them and eats with them. And only then could they admit to themselves what had seemed absolutely impossible – the one who had truly died had truly risen! The Crucified now stood before them as their Risen, glorious, triumphant Lord.

His rising from the grave was every bit as real as his dying on the cross. The resurrection was the manifest proof of the invincible power of Almighty God. The inescapable fact of the resurrection confirmed every word Jesus had ever spoken and every work Jesus had ever done.

The Gospel was the truth. Jesus was the Christ, the promised Messiah of Israel. Jesus was the Savior of the world. Jesus was the very Son of God.

There is no other explanation for Christianity. It should have died out and entirely disappeared when Christ died and was buried, except for the fact that Christ was truly risen, and that during the 40 days before his Ascension, he interacted with his Apostles and disciples, and on one occasion even with hundreds of his followers.

Today’s appointed Gospel reading for this Saturday in the Octave of Easter is taken from the 16th Chapter of Mark. It concludes with a command from the lips of Jesus, given to his disciples, given to the whole Church, given to you and me assembled here today: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”

We heard in today’s Second Reading from the Acts of the Apostles that the same Sanhedrin that had condemned Jesus was amazed at the boldness of Peter and John. Perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, they recognized them as companions of Jesus. They warned them never again to teach, or speak to anyone, in the name of Jesus.

But the elders and the scribes might as well have tried to turn back the tide, or hold back an avalanche. Peter and John had seen the Risen Christ with their own eyes. Peter and John were filled with the Holy Spirit. They asked whether it is right “in the sight of God for us to obey you rather than God. It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.”

And Peter and John and all the Apostles, starting first in Jerusalem in Judea and Galilee and then to the very ends of the earth, announced the Resurrection and the Good News to everyone they encountered.

According to the clear testimony of the Scriptures, these Apostles had once been rather ordinary men – like you and me. Their faith hadn’t always been strong. They made mistakes. They committed sins. They were often afraid and confused.

But meeting the Risen Lord had changed everything about these first disciples, and knowing the Risen Lord should also change everything about us.

You know, it has never been easy to be a Christian and it’s not supposed to be easy! The world, the flesh, and the devil will always love their own, and will always hate us. As Jesus once predicted, they hated me, they will certainly hate you.

But our Faith, when it is fully lived, is a fighting faith and a fearless faith. Grounded in the power of the resurrection, there is nothing in this world, and nothing in hell, that can ultimately defeat God’s one, true, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

For 2,000 years the enemies of Christ have certainly tried their best. But think about it. The Church survived and even flourished during centuries of terrible persecution, during the days of the Roman Empire.

The Church survived barbarian invasions. The Church survived wave after wave of Jihads. The Church survived the age of revolution. The Church survived Nazism and Communism.

And in the power of the resurrection, the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood, the malice of the media, and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry.

The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate.

May God have mercy on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives, rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil.

As Christians we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, but as Christians we must also stand up for what we believe and always be ready to fight for the Faith. The days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction.

In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work – like that very first apostolic generation – we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for our salvation.

Remember that in past history other governments have tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches like the first disciples locked up in the Upper Room.

In the late 19th century, Bismarck waged his “Kulturkampf,” a Culture War, against the Roman Catholic Church, closing down every Catholic school and hospital, convent and monastery in Imperial Germany.

Clemenceau, nicknamed “the priest eater,” tried the same thing in France in the first decade of the 20th Century.

Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care.

In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.

Now things have come to such a pass in America that this is a battle that we could lose, but before the awesome judgement seat of Almighty God this is not a war where any believing Catholic may remain neutral.

This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries — only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down. Because no Catholic institution, under any circumstance, can ever cooperate with the instrinsic evil of killing innocent human life in the womb.

No Catholic ministry – and yes, Mr. President, for Catholics our schools and hospitals are ministries – can remain faithful to the Lordship of the Risen Christ and to his glorious Gospel of Life if they are forced to pay for abortions.

Now remember what was the life-changing experience that utterly transformed those fearful and quaking disciples into fearless, heroic apostles. They encountered the Risen Christ. They reverenced his sacred wounds. They ate and drank with him.

Is that not what we do here together, this morning at this annual men’s march Mass?

This is the Saturday of the Octave of Easter, a solemnity so great and central to our Catholic faith that Easter Day is celebrated for eight full days, and the Easter season is joyously observed as the Great 50 Days of Easter. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ – risen from the grave – is in our midst. His Holy Word teaches us the truth. His Sacred Body and Blood becomes our food and drink.

The Risen Christ is our Eternal Lord; the Head of his Body, the Church; our High Priest; our Teacher; our Captain in the well-fought fight.

We have nothing to fear, but we have a world to win for him. We have nothing to fear, for we have an eternal destiny in heaven. We have nothing to fear, though the earth may quake, kingdoms may rise and fall, demons may rage, but St. Michael the Archangel, and all the hosts of heaven, fight on our behalf.

No matter what happens in this passing moment, at the end of time and history, our God is God and Jesus is Lord, forever and ever.

Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!

Christ wins! Christ reigns! Christ commands!
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The Masquerade

7 May 2012
The Bullshitvik leads the charge…

Lifted wholesale from The Patriot Post:

“Nearly 1,000 protesters were arrested in New York between Sept. 18 and Oct. 15. Police collected information on each arrestee’s name, age, sex, criminal charge, home address and — in most cases — race. The median value of the homes of the arrestees was $305,000 — a far higher number than the $185,400 median value of owner-occupied homes of the rest of us. Ninety-five of the arrestees lived in homes valued at more than $500,000. Those who rented paid a median rent of $1,850 per month. Of the 984 protesters arrested, at least 797 are white. One Occupy Wall Street protester arrested — presumably, if you listen to the mainstream media, penniless and from a blue-collar family — lived in an $850,000 home in the nation’s capital. -economist Walter E. Williams


As many have long suspected, the “Øccupy” crowd is clearly not who they would have you believe they are. These people are not the poor, decrepit victims of a heartless, capitalist society, but wealthy socialist tyrants who wish to have more power over your lives; more ability to take from you for the “good of others”. And, as history has demonstrated time and again, those “others” will not be those who the socialists claim to to be helping, but those socialists themselves.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, elections clearly do have repercussions. It is my sincere hope that the yet unfelt repercussion of the 2008 election will not be the destruction for all time of The United States of America as the last remaining bastion of freedom.

-Pateratic