Gee, H and Gee

16 01 2017

Martinez, California; Orlando

FNC:

FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen

The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse Nightclub massacre on charges connected to the shooting rampage, investigators confirmed to Fox News.

The June 2016 shooting, seen as the deadliest in modern U.S. history, killed 49 people and wounded dozens more. Police shot and killed gunman Omar Mateen after a three-hour standoff, during which he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.

The charges against his wife, 30-year-old Noor Salman, included aiding and abetting his attempts to support ISIS, as well as obstruction of justice.

FBI agents from the bureau’s San Francisco field office picked up Salman outside her home in Rodeo, Calif., law enforcement sources said. She did not resist the arrest.

(snip)

At least three calls were to 911 and one was to a local news service, during which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and expressed support for the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Wait what? I thought Omar Mateen did what he did because of generic homophobia and guns. That’s what Congressional Democrats who spent all night yapping and sleeping on the House floor told us. Also I recall something about how we were supposed to be worried about an Islamophobic backlash.

Seriously, the reason why the Democrats and the media went to those lengths is because Trump was dropping major wedges between LGBTQBBQBLTLOL on one side and the Great Religion of Extra Peaceful Peace on the other side, that wedge threatened to cut off the former’s money stream to the party’s war chest.  They had to find a diversion and scream loudly.

“Expressed support for the Boston Marathon bombers.” I wonder if Graham Fuller will ever have enough guilt for his role in that such that he’ll do the honorable thing and kill himself.





Parentheticals Are Unstoppable

12 01 2017

USA

Breitbart:

In a new study of President Obama’s legacy, the Pew Research Center found that religious affiliation and practice dropped off dramatically during his two terms in the White House.

“When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all,” Pew notes in a report released this week titled “How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency.”

When Barack Obama took office, those who identified as atheists or agnostics along with those who said their religion was “nothing in particular” totaled only 16 percent of the U.S. adult population. On leaving office 8 years later, the non-religious in America now make up nearly a quarter of the population.

That leads me to an observation and a conclusion, one that’s been brewing in my mind, and one waiting for the right segue to get it off of my tongue.  And one that some of you aren’t going to like.

It is undeniable that atheism and the general universe of the non-religious is growing, we can see it in the data, and we can see it around us.

Now, here’s the thorny question:  Why?

When presented this question, apologists for atheism will make a case something along the lines of people are getting more and more motivated by reason and are using that to break the religious chains of enslavement.  Or some other case suggestive of speaking truth to power, or some fashion of rebellion.

Fine as far as it seems, but there’s a big but involved.  I like big buts and I cannot lie.

People are not naturally inclined to rebellion, bucking the system, sticking it to the man, speaking truth to power, swimming against the stream.  The natural habit of people is to conform, go with the system, stick with the man, speak power to truth, swim with the stream.

At the same time, as we know for a fact, atheism is growing.

So, put the two together, and what do you have?

If more and more people are becoming atheists, it’s because they sense that the stream is moving in that direction.  They sense that being an atheist is a good way to get on the good side of power.

Confused?

I’m about to make it really easy for you:

(((Atheism)))

More and more people are becoming atheists because they are prostrating themselves to Jewish social and cultural power.

A favorite hobby horse phrase of atheists is that “atheism is unstoppable.”  They’re half wrong and half right.

Jews are unstoppable.





Like Father Like Son

6 01 2017

Washington, D.C.

His eponymous father was my preferred Presidential candidate in 2008.

Eat it, Lazy Clay.

And also, I’m going to have to see if I can jerk some chains to see why Archbishop Carlson even permitted this.  After all, a Cardinal Ritter student painted it, and obviously, Cardinal Ritter is a Jesuit school under Carlson’s management.  A majority of white cops in St. Louis, and by that, I mean St. Louis City and County combined, are Catholic.





Coronal Options

1 01 2017

USA

Me, November 10:

We were lectured in the current year that white evangelical/born-again voters would sour on Trump because of his personal life and his social issue liberalism.

In 2012, Romney carried 78% of them.  That matched the record for that group voting red, with Bush 2004.  That was important, because there was a fashionable theory that white evangelical/born-again voters soured on a Mormon, and this statistic refuted that.

That record is now gone.

Trump got 81% of them.

The Atlantic, three days ago:

Many of those 81 percent are accommodating cultural changes in America that are deeply problematic. Liberals have been trying to convince Americans, and evangelicals in particular, that America is not a Christian nation. The 2016 election was evangelicals saying, “Yeah, you’re right! We can’t expect to have someone who is Christian like us. We can’t expect to have someone with a perfect family life. What we can expect is someone who can look out for us, just like every other group in this country is looking for a candidate who will look out for them.”

An easier way to say this is that when the traditional Evangelical issue base is taken off the table, they won’t stay home, but instead fall back on populism and nationalism in other issues.  And that’s how you get to 81%.  This also means that the very people who have been demanding that these issues are taken off the table can’t turn right around and blame the people they wanted not to have this choice for not thinking about these things when casting their votes.  It was like:  “The social issues shouldn’t matter anymore” on the one hand, but “How could you vote for such a lecher like Trump?” on the other hand.





More Peaceful Than Usual

19 12 2016

Berlin; Ankara

The Religion of Peace has dialed up its peacefulness today.





RIP, Al Smith Dinner

21 10 2016

Manhattan

The bitch couldn’t even make a joke about herself.

Even the obsessive insecure whiny narcissist that calls himself Baraq Obama was able to kick lots of good self-deprecating jokes at this shindig in 2012 and 2008.

On top of that, she tried to hook Al Smith’s Catholicism to her sex.  She tried to make us think that there was a yuge wave of anti-Catholic contempt that was solely responsible for denying Smith the Presidency.  First off, I don’t think either the outgoing incumbent President, Calvin Coolidge, nor the Republican nominee, Herbert Hoover, ever said a word about Smith’s Catholicism, or even countenanced it as a sub rosa campaign tactic.  Second, the outcome of that election was a foregone conclusion even if Smith would have been a Protestant.

As far as Trump being booed, that’s a non-issue, and entirely a function of interborough cultural politics in New York.  Trump could own every non-public piece of real estate in Manhattan and be worth trillions, and it wouldn’t matter one whit to Manhattan’s elite — To them, Trump was, is and will always be an outer borough untermensch.





Et Tu?

12 10 2016

Washington, D.C.

More Wikileaks.

Podesta wanted to enact “fundamental transformation” of the Catholic Church from within.

Because Pope Francis is such an incorrigible alt-right fire breather…oh wait….

The modern Catholic Church gives the modern left 90% of what it wants, but because it’s not 100%, they’re losing their fucking minds and chimping out over the other 10%.

Also, even as the master of reconciling contradictions that I am, I can’t figure out why the left, which constantly tells us that religion is irrelevant, cares about what the Catholic Church or any other church does.  The only thing I can come up with is that the left has made the calculation that while they think religion is irrelevant, that they have it in their heads that the Catholic Church still wields a lot of power over a lot of people and is able to influence political affairs in many places.  I don’t think that’s true.  But maybe it’s the case that the left thinks it, so they think the only thing separating the world from the utopia that can only result from the left’s ideology is infiltrating the Catholic Church from the inside and getting them to sign on to the other 10% under the color of edicts.

In reality, the left is winning on the basket of issues in the other 10% in spite of all this choking influence they think the Catholic Church has.