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Texas House GOPers Prepare to Barbecue AG Ken Paxton-R before Memorial Day

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, May 26, 2023

This is HUGE!


Texas House Committee Moves To Impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton

https://www.kut.org/politics/2023-05-25/texas-house-committee-moves-to-impeach-attorney-general-ken-paxton
by Sergio Martínez-Beltrán
Published May 25, 2023 at 4:57 PM CDT
Updated May 25, 2023 at 9:27 PM CDT

A Texas House panel adopted 20 articles of impeachment against Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday.

The decision by the House General Investigating Committee comes a day after the panel heard from investigators who shared a long list of Paxton’s alleged illegal acts aimed at protecting a political donor.

“After a period of time for your review and reflections, I intend to call up the resolution adopting the articles of impeachment,” Chairman Andrew Murr, R-Junction, told House members Thursday evening.

It’s unclear when the full House might vote on the impeachment resolution. The final day of the legislative session is Monday.

If the House votes to impeach, the Republican attorney general would be suspended from his role pending action from the Texas Senate.

The articles of impeachment include disregard of official duty, misapplication of public resources, constitutional bribery and obstruction of justice.

The panel’s decision to move to impeach comes after four House-hired investigators revealed on Wednesday they uncovered evidence of multiple violations of the law and Paxton’s oath of office, including abuse of official capacity, misuse of official information, and retaliation and official oppression.

Many of the allegations were previously known, but Wednesday was the first time they were discussed publicly and in such detail.

Paxton has vehemently denied the allegations.

In a statement published on his Twitter account Thursday, Paxton said Read the rest of this entry »

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We Now Know That Clarence Thomas Perjured Himself

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

By now, unless you’ve been living in a cave in Tora Bora, or some other remote locale with no contact with the external world, such as, for example, at ADX Florence, aka United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (USP Florence ADMAX), in Fremont County, near Florence, Colorado, where, 326 male inmates, as of April 17, 2023, reside, among them:
prison gang racketeer mastermind conspirator Pedro Gutierrez;
al-Qaeda 911 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui;
anti-abortion right-wing extremist, domestic terrorist/bomber Eric Robert Rudolph;
America al-Qaeda operative José Padilla;
1993 World Trade Center bomber/co-conspirator Ramzi Yousef;
global narco-tafficking terrorist Alfredo “El Mochomo” Beltrán-Leyva;
global narco-tafficking terrorist Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán;
Oklahoma City co-bomber/domestic terrorist
Terry Nichols;
senior FBI 20-year Russian traitor Robert Hanssen;
2013 Boston Marathon bomber/domestic terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev;
Unabomber/domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski (now aged 80, transferred to Federal Medical Center, Butner (FMC Butner) near Research Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, etc.

Following is the excerpted portion of the transcript from the Frontline program — the portion in which is demonstrated that Clarence Thomas committed PERJURY — he was under oath — when he denied the allegations made against him before the Senate Judiciary Committee by Anita Hill, then Chaired by Joe Biden of Delaware.

The “picture painted” of Clarence Thomas is first, as an abused child, ostracized because of the very dark pigment of his skin, abandoned first by his father, then by his mother, and later lived with his grandfather, who paid for him to attend a Catholic school, followed by seminary matriculation, dropped out because of the verbal abuse he received from his fellow seminarians because of his dark skin pigment, his speech (Gullah Geechee), etc., and was then he dropped out because of such abuse, his grandfather kicked him out for so doing, along the way becoming an angry young man who idolized Malcolm X (memorizing many of his speeches, etc.), participated in the militaristic Black Panther movement, rioted, etc. Clarence Thomas married his first wife because she was the first woman to show him kindness. His life has been one lengthy series of rejection, after rejection, after rejection, until he was named to the Supreme Court, where he is still an Angry Black Man.


Transcript
Clarence and Ginni Thomas: Politics, Power and the Supreme Court

Some of the key people in the following excerpted segments are:

• Clarence Thomas — Yale Law ’74
• Anita Hill — Attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas who was Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, and later his Assistant at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1982; Yale Law ’80

• Joe Biden — Senator, Delaware-D, 1973-2009, Syracuse Law ’68
• Linda Greenhouse — The New York Times, 1978-2008
• Marc Fisher — The Washington Post
• Jane Mayer — Investigative Journalist, New Yorker

• Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), 1979-97
• John “Jack” Danforth, Senator Missouri-R 1976-1995 — Yale Law & Divinity grad ’63

• Jill Abramson — Former Executive Editor, The New York Times
• Michael Fletcher — Co-author, Supreme Discomfort

• Orion Douglass, Sr. — friend, born Savannah, GA, (former Holy Cross classmate, similar academic journey as Clarence Thomas, scholarship to HC, law school, eventually becoming a judge)
Gordon Davis — Holy Cross classmate

• Glenn Loury — Friend, Professor of Economics, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences
• Lester Johnson — Holy Cross student & friend

• Lillian McEwen — dated Clarence Thomas during his time at the EEOC
• John Bolton — Yale Law classmate

• Angela Wright — Former Director of Communications, EEOC
• Randall Kennedy — Professor, Harvard Law School

MALE VOICE [reading news article]:

You’ve heard about Clarence Thomas, but not by name. He is one of the Black people now on center stage in American politics: He is a Republican.

NARRATOR:

Thomas would put himself in the spotlight, making controversial comments in The Washington Post.

MALE VOICE [reading news article]:

Thomas is also a man who has a sister on welfare back in his home state of Georgia, but he feels that he must be opposed to welfare because of the dependency it can breed in a person. “She [his sister] gets mad when the mailman is late with her welfare check,” he says. “That is how dependent she is. What’s worse is that now her kids feel entitled to the check too. They have no motivation for doing better or getting out of that situation.”

LESTER JOHNSON:

It hit pretty hard. Folks in Savannah, their first reaction was, “Why would you talk about your sister in public?” You know, we don’t do that. That’s not Black Savannah. If you’ve got something to say about your sister, you don’t like what she did or whatever, you don’t publicize that. You keep that in the family.

NARRATOR:

But in Reagan’s Washington, the article propelled Thomas.

JILL ABRAMSON, Co-author, Strange Justice:

Ronald Reagan was famous for denouncing welfare queens. So, wow, here is a Yale Law School graduate who’s African American and who’s talking about how terrible it is that his sister was on welfare. That was like manna from heaven for Ronald Reagan.

NARRATOR:

Reagan elevated Thomas to run the EEOC—the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

GLENN LOURY, Professor, Brown University:

This is a real journey that Clarence Thomas makes, from modest, humble origins to the top of one’s profession and, ultimately, to a leading position in American government.

NARRATOR:

Now, for the first time in his life, Clarence Thomas was in charge. But people who knew him then saw disturbing changes.

LILLIAN McEWEN:

His personality, his aggressiveness, sexually, everything changed. He became a different person after he got that job. He stopped drinking alcohol, so he was not self-medicating anymore, and his mood swings were quite obvious.

ANGELA WRIGHT, Director of Communications, EEOC:

He never really seemed to be anyone who took any particular joy in anything, unless it was Read the rest of this entry »

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Here’s What You Get When You Ignore Politics And Do Not Vote

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, May 11, 2023

New York State’s Republican U.S. Representative for the Empire State’s 3rd Congressional District, GEORGE ANTHONY DEVOLDER SANTOS, also known as “George Santos,” Defendant.

There is, I dare say, no one who “likes” him. To be more succinct, people (his constituents especially and particularly) do not appreciate who he is, and what he has done, which is to consistently lie, i.e., fabricate falsehoods, exclusively about himself.

And the way they got him was to NOT VOTE.

Literally.

The sheer number of people who DID NOT VOTE in the 2022 midterm election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District is the EXCLUSIVE reason why George Santos was elected. Period. It’s THEIR fault, by omission.

New York’s 3rd Congressional District which Defendant Santos now ostensibly “represents” is the state’s wealthiest Congressional District, and in 2022, was the 4th wealthiest nationally. One would imagine that the wealthy, well-educated, well-off, and well-to-do would have better sense and be more proactive in their own self governance. Apparently not.

Here are a few income figures for NY CD3:

Median household income: $130,679

Mean household income: $178,723

Percent of households with incomes of $200,000 or more: 30.4%

At the time of Forbes’ writing (10/21/22, linked above), it was represented by Tom Suozzi, a Democrat, who opted to campaign for governor of the Empire State instead of for Congressional reelection. George Santos, who had campaigned for that same office in the election immediately prior, i.e., 2020, was elected in the November 8, 2022 General Election, and took the Oath of Office January 3, 2023.

After 2020 redistricting, the district includes northern Long Island from Great Neck in the west, to Dix Hills and Kings Park in the east.

In the 2020 General Election, George Santos campaigned against Tom Suozzi, who campaigned as a Democrat / Working Families Party / Independence Party. Tom Suozzi won, 208,412 to 161,907. In the 2022 mid-term election, Republican George Santos won against Democrat Robert Zimmerman, who campaigned under the banner of the Democrat / Working Families Party, by 142,017 to 120,060. Put another way, Santos won the 2022 election with FEWER VOTES (12.2%) than he received in 2020.

Again, there’s ONLY one reason why Santos won in 2022: People did NOT vote. Altogether, a little over 101,000 FEWER people voted in the Zimmerman v Santos race in CD3 in 2022, than in the 2020 Suozzi v Santos race.

Defendant George Santos, a now-Federally-indited Republican U.S. Representative of NY CD-3. This is NOT a mugshot, but rather, is a U.S. Passport-style photograph, which does NOT allow the subject to wear glasses, caps, or uniforms when the image is made.

Of course, there was is another chronically habitual liar, who became the 45th POTUS for essentially the same reason — people didn’t vote. Though there were more popular votes for the losing candidate than for the winning candidate, Electoral College votes decide the ultimate winner — NOT the popular vote. Again, Presidential candidates are NOT elected by popular vote, but that’s a discussion for another day. And it’s NOT the first time it’s ever happened, either.

More to the point, George Santos now has an OFFICIAL new name:

Defendant.

He seems to enjoy changing his name, and practically every other aspect about his life which he has fraudulently fabricated. Some news outlets have generously used the term “fabulist” to describe him, which is, in my considered estimation, not merely inaccurate, but entirely too kind.

Here’s why:

The term “fabulist,” is defined as: 1. A composer of fables.

The 2nd definition, which is not the preferred, or primary usage, is “A teller of tales; a liar.” The word “fabulist” stems from the French word “fabuliste,” which was further derived from the Latin word “fābula,” meaning fable — and a fable is defined as follows: 1. A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.
2. A story about legendary persons and exploits.
3. A falsehood; a lie.

Clearly, we see that a “fabulist” is not primarily, nor necessarily, a bad person. Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Ridinghood, and “The Boy Who Cried ‘WOLF!'” (properly “The Shepherd Boy & the Wolf“) are all “tall tales,” allegorical stories that teach a moral. And hopefully, most everyone knows that “The Shepherd Boy & the Wolf” is an Aesop’s fable, and the moral it teaches: DO NOT LIE.

So fables, and the associated related term fabulist, as one who tells fables, are much too generous terms to characterize the Defendant, which is the name the United States Government has given to him, and is the term we’ll use from here, forward. Of course, the more blunted “goddamn liar” is exceedingly more succinct, though unofficial, so we’ll use the OFFICIAL term — DEFENDANT.

Defendant has been charged with violating the following laws:

SANTOS, also known as “George Santos” did transmit and cause to be transmitted, by means of wire communication in interstate and foreign commerce, one or more writings, signs, signals, pictures and sounds, as st forth below:

Count — Approximate Date — Description

ONE — October 4, 2022 — Email on behalf of Read the rest of this entry »

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WOULD YOU PLEASE… NO MORE ALL CAPS!!

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

I LOATHE ALL CAPS.

ALWAYS HAVE.

ALL CAPS emerged in the teletype era, when ONLY CAPITAL LETTERS WERE ON THE MACHINES, which emerged in the early-to-mid 1800s, i.e., c.1835-1850.

That is now approaching 200 years ago — 188, to be exact. They’re a close relative to Morse code. It’s a modern-day dinosaur.

I’ve seen a few teletype machines. They’re ogres of monstrosity. My now-late father used ‘em in the Navy during the Korean War. I recollect seeing one being used in a small hometown FM radio station that broadcast in monoaural using a block format.

Yeah… THAT OLD.

By the way, the term “teletype” used to describe a teleprinter, first came from the Teletype Corporation in 1928, which trademarked the term, and as with xerography, now called photocopying, early copiers were Xerox brand, and people “xeroxed” papers, instead of making printed copies. Both terms, teletype, and xerox, became ubiquitously associated with both firm’s products, and in turn, became widely used generic descriptors.

The first station where I worked had one collecting dust in an unused corner near the rear entrance by the tube transmitter. Fortunately, the station’s owner had wisely transitioned to a dot-matrix printer for the AP news copy, using tractor-fed, acordion-folded paper.

The 2nd station where I worked used satellite dishes, and computers.

Digitization through the computer and Internet has changed EVERYTHING. LITERALLY, EVERY THING — including broadcast. On the whole, in my considered opinion, it’s been a blessing, but every rose has its thorn, as the saying goes (unless you buy ‘em from a florist, but then they have no fragrance, either), and that thorn in many cases is human behavior, which historically has almost always been problematic, somebodies wanting to get over on (take unfair advantage of) others, resistance to change, etc.

Now, many shows, including radio, are Read the rest of this entry »

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Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott To Let Citizens File Suit Against God

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, May 7, 2023

One of Texas’ most recent laws — Senate Bill 8, signed into law 19 May 2021 — which essentially turns the general public into vigilantes, and establishes a subjective quid pro quo, presuming — without evidence — that a woman is: 1.) Pregnant, and; 2.) That she’s undergone a legal, private, medical procedure – an abortion — is so bizarre that it defies imagination.

The Lone Star State’s Banana Republican Governor, a wheelchair-bound crippled hypocrite named Greg Abbott, also most recently deflected in a most bizarre manner when asked a question by a reporter September 7, 2021:

“Why force a rape or incest victim to carry a pregnancy to term?”

The Governor replied, saying:

“Aaah… it doesn’t require that at all, because it, obviously, it provides at least six weeks… aaah, for  a person, aaah… to be able to, aaah… get an abortion. So for one, it doesn’t provide that. That said, however, let’s make something very clear: Rape… is a crime. And Texas will work tirelessly to make sure that we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas, by aggressively going out and… ah… arresting them, and prosecuting them, and, and getting them off the streets. So, goal number one in the state of Texas, is to eliminate rape, so there’s no woman, no person, will be a victim of rape.”

The also-crippled-in-the-head Guvnah Greggy-poo gives a good straw man argument defense. The reporter should have followed up by asking how the law reduces rape.

And just to remind readers what a “straw man argument” is, it goes like this:

A ‘straw man’ — an effigy, a fictitious, make-believe, person-like character — is established, and then, verbally pummeled as being the responsible party for whatever ails or problems exist. The ‘straw man’ needn’t be a person, of course, but it helps. A ‘straw man’ could be sharks, such as “sharks are the cause of death in oceans, not only because they eat fish and other animals like seals, but are known to kill and eat humans, as well. Therefore, sharks are evil, and because sharks will eat your babies, and your pregnant women, sharks must be killed… because sharks kill and eat babies and pregnant women… and the elderly. You don’t want your granny eaten by a shark, do you? Save your babies! Save your pregnant women! Save your granny! KILL ALL SHARKS!” The speaker establishes an effigy, and verbally pummels it, INSTEAD OF directly addressing the question.

While that example of a straw man argument should suffice to demonstrate the speciousness of such rhetorical devices, it should also be borne in mind that Read the rest of this entry »

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RECIPE: Vegetarian Stock Powder

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, May 5, 2023

Over the years, I’ve met, known, and been friends with several vegetarians in my lifetime, and quite frankly, all of them have been very pleasant people, kind, generous, giving, well-mannered, studious, professionals, and in most cases, religious, specifically, Seventh Day Adventist, a Christian sect that practices the Jewish custom of meeting on Saturdays (the Sabbath) for corporate worship, and resting from their labors.

They weren’t at all radicalized or “high pressure” animal rights activists, mean greenies, or other off-the-wall types — just plain ol’ nice, family, folk.

And as a tenet of their faith, they are vegetarian — some lacto-ovo, some pescatarian, some vegan. And you know you’ve made friends with them when they invite you to share a meal with them — that’s true of any people, religious, or not — and I have always considered it great honor to share a meal with them. One such time was Thanksgiving several years ago, when I was Read the rest of this entry »

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“Long Tall Texican” Shooting AR-15 Late at Night Murders 5 Next-Door Neighbor Family Memberss

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, April 29, 2023

Texas Sheriff on small town massacre:

Dead Mothers “were actually trying to take care of the babies, and keep them babies alive.”

It wasn’t on a dark desert highway, there was no cool wind in anyone’s hair, and there was no sweet smell of colitas rising up through the air. Instead, it was after 11:30 at night, in a quaint, middle-class Texas neighborhood in a small, quiet town under 7500, and the stench of burnt gunpowder, blood, and death permeated the house.

Law enforcement officials remove bodies from a house in Cleveland, TX, the scene of grisly mass murder where 5 people were shot Friday night, April 28, 2023, in San Jacinto County.

By the time San Jacinto County Texas Sheriff Greg Capers was called by a frantic resident to the 1500-1800 square foot house at 171 Walter Drive, in a “regular country neighborhood” ironically named Trails End Subdivision, 5 people — 3 women, 1 man, and an 8-year-old boy — had been slaughtered in their residence by a next-door neighbor, all shot in the head, execution style.

This is 8-year-old Daniel Enrique Laso and his mother Sonia Argentina Guzman, age 25, who were both shot and killed execution-style by Francisco Oropesa in Cleveland, Texas, late Friday night, April 28, 2023, in San Jacinto County.

Deceased are: Sonia Argentina Guzman, 25; Diana Velazquez Alvarado, 21; Julisa Molina Rivera, 31; Jose Jonathan Casarez, 18; and Daniel Enrique Laso, 8.

The 5 sole survivors included 3 children.

Though it had been a fairly common occurrence for many men in the neighborhood to party and whoop it up with guns while drunk on the weekends, 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza was celebrating early, and neighbors, weary of hearing gunshots late into the night, had complained to Francisco that their family had a baby trying to sleep.

Sheriff Capers said it all started out whenvictimized family members walked up to the fence and asked Francisco to stop shooting in his front yard, followed by a call to 911 about harassment just after 11:30PM on Friday night. “Deputies have come over and Read the rest of this entry »

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Your Relaxing Sunday Read Is HERE! (Finally, eh?)

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, April 23, 2023

What do Vanna White, and Pat Sajak of the television gameshow Wheel of Fortune, a gay British Scientist, an American science educator-turned author/publisher, and World War II have in common?

You’re about to find out.

HEADLINE:

The U.S. has evacuated diplomats in Sudan amid fierce fighting : NPR

Gripe the First 1.):

WTF?!? Evacuate 70 diplomats FIRST, and totally screw the 16,000 Americans resident in the nation because it’s “too dangerous,” and merely tell them to “shelter in place”? GODDAMN! THAT IS NOT HOW WE AMERICANS DO THINGS! Whose cockamamie, harebrained off-kilter idea was THAT? Ambassador to Sudan John Godfrey? Secretary of State Anthony Blinken? Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III? U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? POTUS BIDEN? EXACTLY WHO gave the go ahead for such a cowardly act?

I mean, America is NO STRANGER TO DANGER. And for Read the rest of this entry »

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Common Sense Firearm Reform

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, April 12, 2023

A friend had asked me to compose a letter to national elected officials addressing firearm violence.

Following is the letter.

 


 

President Joe Biden
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Senator Bill Hagerty
Representative Mark E. Green

 

Dear Mr. President, Senators, and Representative,

 

We, the undersigned members of Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Let Trans Children Play School Sports Fairly

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, April 7, 2023

Becky Pepper-Jackson has presented as a girl since fourth grade. The 12-year-old is at the center of a legal dispute that is at the Supreme Court.
Credit: ACLU of West Virginia

Supreme Court won’t enforce West Virginia law banning trans athletes from girls’ teams
https://www.npr.org/2023/04/06/1165133771/trans-law-west-virginia-supreme-court

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Hey, I’m ALL FOR transgender & LGBTQIA folks, indeed, for ALL people — I don’t give a shit about how anybody gets freaky with it, how they present themselves to be, whether they stand, or sit, to pee, or any such nonsense. That’s their axe to grind, not mine… live and let live, you know. If Warren Buffett wants to wear a floral kimono, muumuu, or hot pink mini-skirt, more power to him.

BUT, I DO have a suggestion which I think is meritorious, and most WORTHY of consideration when the topic of gender — NOT SEX — enters the picture when determining whether Read the rest of this entry »

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SCOTUS Justice Thomas “On The Take” from GOP Super-donor

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, April 6, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has been on the bench of the nation’s highest court since 1991, has been found, for the past 20 years, to have been receiving gifts worth several millions of dollars from a Texas real estate billionarie, and has failed to report any of them, as required by law.

THIS is an item which, I think, is BIGGER news than the troubles the former, 45th President, finds himself mired in, all of which are messes of his own making. We’ll see how those cakes cook up.

However, with this matter — which I think is a far more serious one for the integrity of our republic — which is the impartiality of equal justice under law — I smell an imminent impeachment of a SCOTUS Justice on the horizon, perhaps even calls to vacate orders in which his vote was a deciding factor. The ties and the links are present which more than lend themselves to the idea that his rulings demonstrated partiality in favor of certain parties with business before the court.

And here’s something directly related, which was published the day BEFORE the ProPublica article (found below) was published: A OpEd on The Hill, headlined “Will the Supreme Court justices comply with new rules on gift disclosure?

The quick-n-easy answer is “most likely not,” but a more detailed response, which increases ones understanding of the matter, follows. Published 04/05/23 at 8:00 AM ET, author Steven Lubet — the Williams Memorial Professor Emeritus at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and coauthor of “Judicial Conduct and Ethics” (5th edition) and many other books — quoted another legal authority on the matter of Justice Thomas’ deliberate failure to report gifts for 20 years, and wrote in part that when asked to whom the Judicial Conference Committee on Financial Disclosures applies, replied by writing that, “the “Ethics in Government Act is the ultimate source of these reporting requirements,” and that it applies to “all judicial officers” including “the Chief Justice of the United States” [and] the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.””

However, Chief Justice John Roberts has consistently rejected that idea, i.e., the law, including the authority of the Judicial Conference, by writing in his 2011 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary that its “committees have no mandate to prescribe rules or standards” for the Supreme Court. In other words, he wrote that he, and other Supreme Court Justices are above the law, that the law does NOT apply to them.

There are numerous instances in which SCOTUS Justices have flouted the law with regard to gifts, and Justice Clarence Thomas is by no means the only one, though he may be the most egregious example, who also, for a period of 6 consecutive years failed to list his wife “Ginny,” Virginia’s employment on his disclosure forms, and explained it away by claiming that it was “inadvertently omitted due to a misunderstanding of the filing instructions.” For a Supreme Court Justice, a individual well-versed in numerous intricacies of law, to make such a claim is so incredulous, that it borders on preposterous absurdity.

During his last 10 years on the SCOTUS, late Justice Antonin Scalia took over 250 subsidized trips, some of which were related to speeches he made, while others were vacations, and included frequent private jet travel, numerous luxury resorts and lodges stays, many of which he exempted from disclosure under previous, less explicit disclosure and reporting rules. The former Justice Stephen Breyer was similarly a recipient of such largess, and disclosed 185 subsidized trips during the same time period — although both figures may be significantly under-reported.

This problem is directly related to the impartiality that ALL judges, again, as impartial arbiters, are supposed to have, because not only is the lackadaisical attitude toward money and gifts from wealthy donors demonstrative of corruption, so too is the lack of any standard for recusal. The Supreme Court is, quite literally, another example of “the fox watching the hen house,” i.e., that they make up their own rules as they go, all in the name of either autonomy, or self-governance, and essentially think themselves exempt from the law, by refusing to submit to the law’s authority.

There are other observers of the SCOTUS who are also hawks, or watchdogs, on the subject of ethics and accountability on the nation’s highest court, among them, Fix the Court, a website that advocates for reforms to be made to the court to improve integrity and demonstrate unquestionable impartiality, and has a page linking to each Justice’s financial disclosures, for several years back. Sadly, it is painfully obvious, and exceedingly clear that the SCOTUS will not fix their own problems, so external measures must be taken, i.e., laws must be enacted mandating full financial disclosure and compliance, and establishing recusal standards.

This matter, however, is a subset of an even greater national problem, from which both political parties suffer, and that matter is best analogized by acknowledging that football teams don’t get to write their own game play rules, no matter which team is national champion, or not. The Alabama Crimson Tide has not, by virtue of their numerous National Championships, been able to change game rules to suit them, nor has any NFL team ever been able to do so, regardless of how many Super Bowl wins they’ve had, or which team is current champion. So, when politicians select their voters by gerrymandering, they do so in order to give themselves an unfair advantage, and it’s not merely “politics,” per se, it is a matter of corruption, by pretending to be impartial, or just, but instead are openly partisan and denying people of someone who would represent their interests. Politics and law are indeed about being just and impartial, every bit as much as any court should be, including the Supreme Court. Voters are supposed to elect their politicians, not politicians select their voters.

To further aid a direct, grass-roots process, there should be recall and direct petition laws which empower voters to recall politicians who are not representing their constituents’ wishes, as well as establishing a viable legal pathway for citizens to introduce legislation independently of the legislature, when legislators refuse to heed their constituents’ wishes to introduce legislation.

Money in politics is another obviously corrupting influence and power, and the best way to manage it, is to put all donors’ money into one common pot for each office, and divvy it up equally among the candidates, thereby enabling all candidates to campaign on their ability to persuade voters of their ideas, and the value of their candidacy, instead of seeming to purchase the office by the amount of money raised. Such a law which would enable “common pool contributions” AND be equally divided among the candidates for a particular office, would also satisfy the so-called “money is free speech” Supreme Court ruling, and conceivably, could allow more money to be put into the electoral PROCESS, NOT the candidate, i.e., contribution limits could be increased. Conceivably also, because such donations to the PROCESS would be impartial in effect, they could perhaps also be made fully tax deductible.

Ranked Choice Voting would further empower citizen voters to select among numerous candidates for any office, would immediately end costly primary elections paid for by the state, and perhaps even — in conjunction with “common pool contributions” — contribute to a broadening of political parties representing the peoples’ interests, instead of the “either/or” 2-party system which has dominated for so long. Voters should not be forced to choose from a bad or worse candidate.

And when a citizen registers to vote, that individual should immediately, i.e., on-the-spot, be issued a photographic Voter ID. By so doing, it would put to rest the ridiculously asinine and outrageously false claims made primarily by one political party which asserts that voter fraud is rampant. As well, each voter would be issued a number, much like a driver license number, or U.S. passport number, which would then be required to be affixed to, or included with, any absentee, or mail-in ballot, and so done to further reduce any possibility of voter fraud. It would also eliminate the discrimination inherent with, and absurdity of, so-called “exact match” signature laws, because signatures do change over time. As well, by requiring the government to issue a photographic Voter ID -and- a corresponding number, mail-in balloting could be expanded, relatively risk-free, and trouble-free.

Election Day should be made a National Holiday, and employees should get paid for that time off, and Early In-Person Voting should be at least two weeks duration.

To know of SCOTUS Justice Thomas’ corruption is an EXCEEDINGLY stronger, wretch-inducing effluvium — worse even, than the infected, rotting stench of hypocrisy cooking.

Is he a Justice, or is he joke?

He is CORRUPTED!

DEMAND SCOTUS ETHICS NOW!

https://www.propublica.org/article/clarence-thomas-scotus-undisclosed-luxury-travel-gifts-crow

Clarence Thomas Secretly Accepted Luxury Trips From GOP Donor

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by Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott and Alex Mierjeski

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Official Supreme Court group photo — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, October 2022

Texas billionaire, GOP super-donor, Harlan Crow in October 201

Third image: Video of The Michaela Rose, Crow’s yacht. https://propublica.s3.amazonaws.com/projects/graphics/2023-scotus-private-jets/images/yacht.mp4

Fourth image: Video of a Bombardier Global 5000, the make and model of Crow’s private jet.
https://propublica.s3.amazonaws.com/projects/graphics/2023-scotus-private-jets/images/plane_1.mp4

Fifth image: Video of the boathouse at Topridge, Crow’s private resort in the Adirondacks. https://propublica.s3.amazonaws.com/projects/graphics/2023-scotus-private-jets/images/topridge.mp4
Credits: Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool; Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Alec Burke; Air Charter Service; Kyle Griffith

In late June 2019, right after the U.S. Supreme Court released its final opinion of the term, Justice Clarence Thomas boarded a large private jet headed to Indonesia. He and his wife were going on vacation: nine days of island-hopping in a volcanic archipelago on a superyacht staffed by a coterie of attendants and a private chef.

Clarence Thomas (tan vest & camera) and his wife, Ginni (in red), front left, with Harlan Crow, back right, and others in Flores, Indonesia, in July 2019. Credit: via Instagram

If Thomas had chartered the plane and the 162-foot yacht himself, the total cost of the trip could have exceeded $500,000. Fortunately for him, that wasn’t necessary: He was on vacation with real estate magnate and Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, who owned the jet — and the yacht, too.

For more than two decades, Thomas has accepted luxury trips virtually every year from the Dallas businessman without disclosing them, documents and interviews show. A public servant who has a salary of $285,000, he has vacationed on Crow’s superyacht around the globe. He flies on Crow’s Bombardier Global 5000 jet. He has gone with Crow to the Bohemian Grove, the exclusive California all-male retreat, and to Crow’s sprawling ranch in East Texas. And Thomas typically spends about a week every summer at Crow’s private resort in the Adirondacks.

The extent and frequency of Crow’s apparent gifts to Thomas have no known precedent in the modern history of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Tennessee GOP to Consider Bill Lowering to Age 9 for Open Carry

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

In response to The Covenant School schooting, and immense public outcry for legislators to “do something!,” White Republican Tennessee legislators will be considering a bill to lower the minimum age the right to openly publicly carry firearms from 18, to 9.

The move is fortuitous.

Former student and High Priestess Audrey Hale of the AR-15 faith — a government-established god worshiped by White Republicans — recently sacrificed three 9-year old students at the private Christian School in Nashville’s Green Hills community.

The 3 dead adults were collateral damage.

The very same day as the juvenile sacrificial lambs were slaughtered, a Federal judge cleared the way for state legislators to lower from 21 to 18 the minimum age requirement for Tennesseans to openly publicly carry handguns without a permit — just two years after they wrote a new law setting the age at 21.

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Repugnicunts Love Money, NOT We The People.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 3, 2023

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin & wife Louise Linton hold sheets of money at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 14, 2017 show first run of bills featuring his signature.

First healthcare, eliminate personal privacy rights, women’s healthcare, then come children, and oil.

What Next for Oil After Surprise OPEC+ Cuts? Try $100 a Barrel.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-04-03/what-next-for-oil-after-surprise-opec-cuts-try-100-a-barrel

• Cartel removes more than 1 million barrels a day from market

• Analysts say the decline in oil inventories will accelerate

Before the announcement, the cartel’s own numbers suggested the group would need to pump more oil, not less, in the second half. With the International Energy Agency expecting a demand surge later this year, there’s now renewed risk of global inflation.

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US Gasoline Prices Could Hit $4 a Gallon Thanks to Surprise OPEC+ Oil Cut

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-04-03/us-gasoline-prices-seen-rebounding-to-4-a-gallon-on-opec-cut

Saudis, other oil giants announce surprise production cuts

https://www.npr.org/2023/04/03/1167680493/saudis-other-oil-giants-announce-surprise-production-cuts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia and other major oil producers on Sunday announced surprise cuts totaling up to 1.15 million barrels per day from May until the end of the year, a move that could raise prices worldwide.

Higher oil prices would help fill Russian President Vladimir Putin’s coffers as his country wages war on Ukraine and force Americans and others to pay even more at the pump amid worldwide inflation.

It was also likely to further strain ties with the United States, which has called on Saudi Arabia and other allies to increase production as it tries to bring prices down and squeeze Russia’s finances.

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Saudi Arabia has NEVER been America’s ally or friend, and does NOT give a shit about us, what we think, need, or want.

Their OPEC oil cartel is THE SINGLE GREATEST REASON WHY America should become 100% energy independent.

American BIG OIL companies have long been in cahoots with the Saudis and other OPEC member nations, contrary to American national security interests, and the EXCLU$IVE rea$on why, is avarice, “greed gone wild,” as evidenced by rapacious Wall$treet corporate profits.

Beginning in earnest with Reagan & his administration, when he removed solar panels from atop the White House (a powerful, though largely symbolic move), Republicans have eschewed research & development of hydrogen fuel cells as abundant, clean, powerful, renewable energy sources for Read the rest of this entry »

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Nashville, TN, and the nation, weeps

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, March 31, 2023

Statistically, there are two extremes on the bell curve (the left and the right), and they both resemble each other. In fact, the bell curve itself — so named because its outline shape resembles a bell — is a mirror image of itself. Both halves are identical.

At the far end on either side, there’s very few of the thing being measured, or counted.

But, up in the middle, is where most everything is located.

It’s the same way with politics.

And guns.

Some say ban them all — but up in the middle is where consensus is found — while others say do nothing.

The Volunteer State and the nation are grieving over the deaths of three 9-year old children, and 3 adults gunned down at The Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school in Nashville’s Green Hills district. The world has taken notice not only the victims’ deaths, but of the heroic actions of Nashville’s Metro Police Department, whose members were on scene and resolved the problem in 15 minutes. Such quick action undoubtedly saved lives. They are to be commended beyond measure, and deservedly should be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor, perhaps even the Congressional Gold Medal.

Even the Babylon Bee, an online satire magazine stepped up to the fore and acknowledged MPD’s bravery, by Tweeting an article about it: “Putin Immediately Surrenders After U.S. Airdrops Nashville Police Officers Into Battlefield.”

Two former Tennessee Governors — Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, and Bill Haslam, a Republican, the 48th, and 49th Governor, respectively, who are friends — co-authored an Op-Ed published March 31 in The Tennessean, on the necessity of state, and Federal, lawmakers to collaborate to help bring about an end to the preventable tragedies of school shootings.

Both men share several similarities — both men were Mayor of a major Tennessee city, Bredesen of Nashville,  Haslam of Knoxville, both men were re-elected as governor, both men are entrepreneurs, and very wealthy — and for the past year, they have both co-hosted a podcast at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Howard Baker (1925-2014) was a long-time Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1967-1985), who was renown for his pithy axiom, “Always remember that the other fellow might be right.”

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Simple Things To Do To Ameliorate School Shootings

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Senate Chaplain: Senators suffer “from the paralysis of analysis that waits for the miraculous.”

More True Words Are Rarely Spoken

United States Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black, official photo
On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. He began working in the Senate on July 7, 2003. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Senate elected its first chaplain in 1789.

“Eternal God, we stand in awe of You.

“LORD, when babies die at a church school, it is time for us to move beyond ‘thoughts and prayers.’

“Remind our lawmakers of the words of the British statesman Edmund Burke: All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good people to do nothing.

“LORD, deliver our Senators from the paralysis of analysis that waits for the miraculous.

“Use them to battle the demonic forces that seek to engulf us.

“We pray in Your powerful name.

“Amen.”

— Opening prayer, United States Senate, Tuesday, 28 March 2023

By now, you’ve heard the sad, bad new of the mass shooting at a private religious elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee in which 6 individuals were killed — 3 – 9 year old children, and 3 adults.

Nashville Metro Police Department is to be HIGHLY COMMENDED for their heroism, and rapid response — only 15 minutes after the first call came in, the shooter was killed on site.

In fact, the whole world now knows how brave Nashville’s police officers are, because unlike the Coward of Broward, and the fearful Uvalde, Texas police, even the Babylon Bee, an online satire magazine website, stood up and took notice, by recently publishing this tweet:

And so, when I shared with a friend the Senate Chaplain’s actions, there were only two questions asked, and one emphatic expression in response.

Did he propose any ideas? (Yes.)
-and-
What were his thoughts? We do need to take action!

Here is how I responded.

Not to be sarcastic, of course, but his suggestion was that good men (and women) take action.

My longstanding suggestion — since being published Thursday, August 27, 2015 in “A Simple Solution to America’s Gun & Mass Shooting Problems” — continues to be, that ALL such firearms as the AR-15, AK-47, etc., should be placed under the auspices of the National Firearms Act of 1934, which was enacted to limit access to automatic weapons used by criminals like Bonnie & Clyde, Ma Barker, Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, Al Capone, et al, to ameliorate the ease with which they committed crimes.

SEE ALSO: “George H.W. Bush NRA Resignation Letter,” published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:18 PM CST

SEE ALSO: “Ronald Reagan co-signed letter supporting Assault Gun Ban,” published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 3:12 PM CST.

SEE ALSO: “Ronald Reagan wrote Op-Ed supporting Gun Control Law the Brady Bill,” published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 3:13PM CST

SEE ALSO: “How To Resolve Gun Sickness & Disease,” published Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

SEE ALSO: “Joe Biden is Responsible for Increased Gun Violence,” published Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

SEE ALSO: “Common Sense Gun Reform Laws,” published Friday, May 27, 2022.

The act permits citizens to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights through ownership, yet places a VERY HIGH BAR to ownership by mandating fingerprinting, thorough & intensive background investigations by FBI, State & Local police/Sheriffs, etc., payment of a $200 tax to the U.S. Treasury Dept., and perhaps a few more things, such as character & mental fitness.

IF for any reason there is any problem with the findings, the application is DENIED, and the tax returned.

That process ensures that ONLY the MOST upstanding & law-abiding citizens can possess such firearms. Included in the NFA are: Silencers (now called “suppressors”), short barreled shotguns & rifles, and automatic firearms (defined as any firearm that discharges more than one bullet with one tigger pull).

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Your Mother Is Hurting

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 27, 2023

True -or- False?

Things that are not living cannot change.

“There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west, and my spirit is crying for leaving. In my thoughts, I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking. It makes me wonder… it really makes me wonder.”

Your mother is hurting.

I guess I was lucky that I didn’t fall tumbling down an almost sheer granite cliff like a rag doll after climbing up nearly to the top in leather-soled cowboy boots en route to Sonora Pass in the Sierras along CA 108 in October ’08. Mom & Dad would’ve been very saddened. Instead, I got to see them die. Well, almost. They were both “on their death bed” when I last kissed them both — Daddy died a few years before Mother. I saw to it that Read the rest of this entry »

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Here’s What Happens When AI Writes A Cooking Website

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, March 26, 2023

My name is Viktoria Perry and I love cooking. Whether I’m whipping up a quick and easy stir-fry or baking a delicious cake, cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to try new recipes and create my own dishes, and I’m always up for a challenge. Whether I’m in the kitchen or out and about, I always enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is all the rage at the moment. It’s the “In Thing,” the proverbial hot potato of the moment, the “cool kid on the block.”

But folks are quickly finding out that it’s not what it’s all cracked up to be.

I mean, seriously… AI can’t kiss you goodnight, say ‘hello’ in the morning, prepare your breakfast, and so many, many more things that it’s impractical to enumerate them.

You know, one would think, or hope, that if an individual was going to write something, and ostensibly speak with an authoritative voice, that person would first check to ensure that what they thought, was correct, and if not, hasten to correct it BEFORE writing. Otherwise, anything written would be just pure useless blather.

Opinions — purely subjective beliefs, i.e., a “conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof” —  are one thing — although sometimes, opinions have some basis in fact or rationale, such as, for example, folks that hate cilantro, often do so because many of them say it tastes soapy, or worse.

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Southern Slave States Foster Nazism by Anti-Drag, Anti-Trans Laws

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, March 25, 2023

Homosexual prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, wearing pink triangles on their uniforms to identify them as such, on December 19, 1938.

Southern Slave States (you know the ones) where legislators have a “trifecta” control over state government — meaning that Repugnicunts control all three branches of government:
1.) Executive;
2.) Legislative, and;
3.) Judicial

— that have:
• banned books,
• enacted so-called “don’t say ‘gay’ laws,
• banned drag shows,
• forbidden teaching about slavery & institutionalized, government-enforced racial discrimination,
• outlawed abortion,
• made illegal gender-affirming healthcare, etc.,

share significant common denominators with Adolph Hitler and Nazism.

Hitler did the same things.

That is NOT exaggeration, it is NOT hyperbole.

One more time:

They’re doing the
EXACT SAME THING
that Nazi Führer Adolph Hitler did.

In this current day and era, amidst the actions of rebellious Confederate Southern Slave States, and a handful of select others led by Repugnicunts, to ban, or outlaw, anything which they:

1.) Don’t understand, or;

2.) Disagree with — including abortion, books, drag, gender affirming healthcare, etc.;

it’s vitally important to remember THAT ONE THING.

So did Hitler.

Nazi Concentration Camp Armband Identification Chart
Star of David=Jew;
Inverted Triangle with Bar Atop=Repeaters
Pink Triangle=Homosexual Male;
Black=Roma & Sinti;
P=Poles, T=Czech (German word begins with ‘T’);
Star of David with Pink triangle=Gay Jew;
Purple=Jehovah’s Witnesses; Red=Political Enemies;
Green=Habitual Criminals;
Blue=Immigrants;
Black Bulls-Eye=Inmates of Penal Battalions;
Red Bulls-Eye=Escape Suspect;
Brown Arm Band=Special Inmate;

Again, that is NOT exaggeration, it is NOT hyperbole.

IT IS HISTORY:

Hitler’s Nazis destroyed the first Gender clinic.

Together, we must ensure such atrocities never happen again.

Such actions by those states’ governments are essentially the wholesale removal of personal liberties, the repeal, an denial of personal freedoms guaranteed by our nation’s founding documents.

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You Will Not Win

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 23, 2023

TikTok user @StellaMagz

You Will Not Win

People on the right are the biggest snowflakes on the face of the planet.

And you guys got me fucked up.

Not only do you lack the critical thinking skills to understand the difference between social cancellation and government cancellation, you lack the self awareness to understand that all you’re doing is projecting.

Every time you point your finger at a liberal for something, there are four more fingers pointing back at you.

You people claim to be “anti-censorship,” “anti-cancel culture,” and yet, you people are voting for politicians that are doing just that!

And I’m done with saying you’re incompetent — ’cause you understand exactly what the fuck is going on.

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“It was 20 years ago today…”

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 23, 2023

But Sergeant Pepper didn’t teach the band to play, nor did he have a Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Things Not Worth Fighting For
-or-
One Giant Fucking Mistake Based Upon A Lie,
And How It Gave Us A Black Eye At Home And Abroad

“All of our experiences were different. It was such a long war. Every year of the war or every phase of the war was very different. We learned that it wasn’t necessarily a just war. But then, we broke it, so then we had to fix it. Navigating wartime service in the Iraq War, especially if you served more than one tour, it’s more about just doing what you are called to do and making sure that you’ve got the men and women to your left and right all home from that war. Focusing more on that than the policy or the why of why we’re there. Because that can be a dark place.”

— Allison Jaslow, former Army Lieutenant, served 2 tours of duty in Iraq during the most violently intense period, now CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

“We all felt [that], maybe there was a way to make things better, [but we] then recognized that we hadn’t made things better… it didn’t turn out as we’d hoped. A lot of my fellow Americans don’t even rank it as important. They say, Read the rest of this entry »

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Tulsi Gabbard Addressed 2024 South Carolina Conservative Conference

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 23, 2023

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5062824/user-clip-tulsi-gabbard-speaks-sc-conservative-conference

Two Points:

One greater, one lesser.
The greater first.

Former Hawaii Congressional Representative Tulsi Gabbard made some salient points in her address yesterday (3/18) at the Vision ’24 National Conservative Forum, an event held by the South Carolina Conservative Conference at the North Charleston Convention Center, which was co-sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. However, in the approximately 2-minute video excerpt which she tweeted, what she failed to mention (because it is automatically understood, and is the law) on the topic of hiring, is that the hiring ABSOLUTELY IS considering the qualifications of individuals/applicants, and hiring decisions ARE NOT being made EXCLUSIVELY based upon immutable characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, identity, etc.

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Dialogue With A Friend

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, March 22, 2023

In a pure-hearted effort to be encouraging, a friend shared with me some thoughts as follows:

Someone Greater

There’s a battle happening all around us—a battle for your heart, your mind, and your soul. A battle that’s not only physical, but also spiritual. A battle with literal enemies who impact the seen and unseen world.

John wrote:

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”
1 John 4:4 NLT

Yes, we are in a real battle.
Yes, we have a real enemy.
Yes, the kingdom of darkness is constantly fighting against the kingdom of light.

But for those who are trusting in the finished work of Christ, greater is the One living inside of us than the one who is living in this world.

We have a real Savior.
This story isn’t close to over.
The kingdom of darkness will never prevail against the kingdom of light.

Our enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. To pervert, manipulate, and confuse, distract, divide, and disable.

But God is greater than the doubts that clutter your mind, the enemies that frustrate your plans, the heart-wrenching and even soul-crushing situation that’s currently consuming your thoughts.

You can fight from a place of victory because the battle has already been won.

Jesus has already conquered death. And now, while we wait for others to come to salvation and for God to bring all things to completion under Christ’s authority, we can fight with a confident hope.

There’s a battle happening all around us—a battle for your heart, for your mind, for your soul. But greater is the One living inside of you than the one who is living in this world.

The gesture was appreciated, and accepted in the milieu in which it was given. After all, that’s what friends do: They love one another, encourage, and help one another as an expression of that love.

None of that message was alien to me, and there have been seemingly countless times in which I have heard, or read such a message, using those exact terms, phrases, and expressions.

And, as friends do, a response was crafted as follows:

Have you ever heard of the now-defunct comic strip by Walt Kelly called Pogo? It was syndicated from 1948-75, set in Georgia’s portion of the Okefenokee Swamp, and was primarily political satire, but included comedic social commentary, as well.

If not, don’t worry; I’m about to succinctly describe one frame.

The protagonist, a possum, for whom the strip was named, makes a remark saying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Recipe: Carrot Raisin Salad

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 20, 2023

Generally speaking, recipes are merely broad guidelines for the creation of a dish. Very few recipes are anything like the precision necessary in rocket science… although some websites would have their gullible readers to think so.

Fortunately, the best part of cooking and being a cook, is that you get to eat your own mistakes. And THAT is often the best teacher.

So, with the obvious being “said,” here’s a carrot raisin salad, which at its most basic, contains carrots, raisins, and mayonnaise. The dish depicted here contains the following jazzed up ingredients: A stick of celery, key lime juice + apple cider vinegar (ACV), sugar, a tad salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins (of course), dried cranberries (aka “craisins”), and walnuts.😋

Naturally, shredded carrots are the primary ingredient. So if you’re planning on making this dish, you’ll need more carrots than anything else. How many? How about you being the judge of that? It’s YOUR dish, and you’ll make it YOUR way — which is another beautiful part about cooking: It’s highly customizable.

How much mayonnaise? Again, it’s “Player’s Choice” — as much, or as little, as your heart desires.

Don’t like mayonnaise? No problem. Use salad dressing, or some other condiment (though I dare say, mustard probably would not be a good substitution). But hey! To each, their own. One never knows.

Don’t like celery? Not a problem. Omit it.

Sodium restricted diet? (Celery is also sodium laden.) Omit the tiny pinch of salt. But I will say this, about that: Salt, common table salt, even just a slight amount, enhances sweetness.

Of course, there are other salt alternatives, such as Read the rest of this entry »

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This Day in History, March 16 — My Lai Massacre, 1968

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 16, 2023

The road out of My Lai littered with bodies.

On March 16, 1968, 55 years ago today, approximately 350-500 unarmed civilian men, women, children, and infants were slaughtered by U.S. Army soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, and Company B, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division (aka the “Americal Division”), in what quickly became known as the “My Lai Massacre.”

Initially reported by the US Army as a “day-long battle” against Communists, many women, and children as young as 12, were brutally gang-raped before being murdered, and their corpses mutilated. The massacre occurred in two hamlets of the Son My village in Quảng Ngãi Province, marked on U.S. Army maps as Mỹ Lai and Mỹ Khê in South Vietnam.

A woman and her child lie dead on the ground.

The crime scene and event was later called “the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War.”

A total of 26 American soldiers were charged with various criminal offenses, but only Lieutenant William Calley, Jr., a  platoon leader in C Company, was convicted of any crimes.

In a general court martial, he was found guilty of murdering 22 villagers, and sentenced to life in prison with hard labor at Fort Leavenworth, KS, the DOD’s maximum security prison, but 3 days after his conviction, POTUS Richard M. Nixon ordered him released, and commuted the sentence to 3.5 years of house arrest at Fort Benning, GA.

Though Army officials were aware of it, they had initially covered up the massacre, and had it not been for Read the rest of this entry »

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Alabama’s Legislators are THE NATION’S HIGHEST PAID — Bar None

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

I’ve long known that New Mexico was the ONLY state in the union whose lawmakers did NOT receive any salary, only a very modest per diem payment, and certainly NOTHING LIKE the princely “per diem” sum that Ala-goddamn-bama’s corrupt lawmakers pay themselves from the pockets of the honest, tax paying public.

And if you break down and calculate the entirety of what those f🤬ing bastards pay themselves, you, or ANYONE would find that they are — WITHOUT QUESTION — THE VERY HIGHEST PAID legislators in the nation, who get paid LITERALLY for only THREE DAYS OF WORK PER WEEK (Tu,W,Th — the ONLY days they meet), for a GRAND TOTAL of 30 days per year, more if called into Special Session by the Governor.

The Alabama State Legislature’s website states that “the length of the regular session is limited to 30 meeting days within a period of 105 calendar days. There are usually two meeting or “legislative” days per week, with other days devoted to committee meetings. Special sessions of the Legislature may be called by the Governor, with the Proclamation listing the subjects which the Governor wishes considered. These sessions are limited to 12 legislative days within a 30 calendar day span.”

It’s the VERY best goddamn less-than part-time job in ALL of America — hands down.

Here’s a ROUGH approximation of how MUCH, and the tune to which they pick Alabama taxpayers’ pockets:

They now pay themselves a base salary of Read the rest of this entry »

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Why is that?

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Should this Book be Banned from Schools?

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, March 10, 2023

Most everybody, it seems, is all for the use of plain language. That is to say, being plainspoken is often seen as a virtue, whereas flowery language is, or can often be, seen as obfuscatory, i.e., attempting to confuse, or hide something by the use of arcane language.

So, would it be “appropriate” to have in a school library a book that openly talked about a young woman having her nipples rubbed, and breasts squeezed by her numerous, seemingly countless lovers? A young woman who was so horny that she wanted men with big penises to stretch out her vagina? To have it filled to overflowing with their semen? To be an orgiastic “cum slut,” or “bukkake babe”?

If the colloquial language used to describe such acts shocks your sensibilities, perhaps the idea of the underlying acts would similarly be shocking: A super horny young girl who just wants to fuck… all day long, day and night, day in, day out, with as many men as she possibly can, who revels in the orgasmic sensuality of the entire experience.

If that shocks, or, even disgusts you, and you think that such descriptions are “inappropriate” for young children, or even older teens, to read such material, perhaps it might be wise to consider banning the book, or books, that contain such sexually graphically depictive language, and ideas.

Interestingly, that book which contains such graphical literary depictions of sexual activity in REAL LIFE is in Read the rest of this entry »

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Respect Is Earned, But Most Modern “Journalists” Wouldn’t Know It

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 6, 2023

Previously, I’d written about, and provided one example of, what I considered to be an exemplary model of poor journalistic practice — which is the failure to properly identify individuals quoted in stories by their academic/professional achievements, proper title, capitalization, organizational affiliation, and location, to which I added the practice of abbreviated (or not) states’ names.

There are at least TWO fundamental issues underlying the first matter, both of which can be boiled down to one, that one being respect:

1.) Respect for the individual whom is quoted and referenced in the story, most often only obliquely recognized as an authority or expert, and;

2.) Respect for the reader, the party whom is being informed by reading the story, and for whom the authors write.

Folks who earn PhD’s didn’t just have that terminal degree handed to them on a silver platter. They worked their hineys off for years to earn it. As a matter of fact, folks who earn ANY academic achievement didn’t have it handed to them on a silver platter. They had to WORK to EARN it.

And this is a corollary, though obliquely related matter, which is that Read the rest of this entry »

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Criticizing Modern “Journalism”

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 6, 2023

The writing style of the majority of bodies of work (especially and particularly “news”) found online is abysmally poor, and uninformative. It’s a problem that I bitch about with seeming regularity. Doubtlessly, there are numerous contributing factors, but it is my opinion that a predominate role has been, and continues to be, played by corporate-profit-driven, Wall-$treet-controlled “media outlets,” whose exclusive concern is… MONEY.

Nothing else.

No concern for truth, no concern for veracity, for authenticity, no concern for quality, no concern for anything but MONEY.

And nowhere is that more excruciatingly shown than at Fox News, which stinking putrid pot has had the purifying and sanitizing light of day shown upon it brought by the MULTI-BILLION dollar defamation lawsuit against it by Dominion Voting Systems of Denver, CO, charging that Fox deliberately spread malicious lies about the November 2020 General Election, falsely claiming that Dominion’s voting machines were part and parcel of a giant conspiracy and fraud to alter the outcome of the election.

They were not.

And as tranche after tranche, raft after raft of documents and communications of myriad kind have shown, and continue to show, not even Fox’s lying talking heads believed the bullshit espoused by the crazies of the Party of Trump.

But more to the point.

Today’s journalists (I use that term loosely) are piss poor writers, uninformative, and more… and worse.

Here’s an example that occurs with calculable regularity.

A person is quoted, or mentioned, in some story, but Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s Talk Taxes

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Are they too low? Too high? Just right?

Some folks, mostly of Republican stripe, cry loud and long, complaining that personal and corporate income tax rates, and other forms of taxes, are TOO HIGH, even excessive. Yet in the mean time, many folks, aka The Common Man, feel more than just a little pinched, and stressed out not just by inflation which has affected everything from groceries to housing, but by the cost of everything in general… even before inflation took its toll.

And, at the end of the day, for many, particularly our most vulnerable — the elderly, children, the impoverished, veterans, the homeless, those without healthcare insurance, etc. — there are more bills than there is money.

Kitchen table economics are real.

And though our nation sorely needed it, very few — exactly 19 Senators, and 2 Representatives — voted FOR the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R.3684). Maybe Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s Talk About Love… And a Transgender God

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

First, A Couple Prefatory Notes To Aid Ease Of Understanding As You Read:

1.) In this article, the term referring to deity, i.e., “God,” will be capitalized to indicate reference the Jewish/Christian deity in particular, Who almost always, i.e., 99.9999% of the time, is referred to in the masculine gender, i.e., as a male — despite evidence strongly suggesting that “there is no male and female, for you all are one in Christ Jesus,” Galatians 3:28 (English Standard Version), and “God is a Spirit” John 4:24 (KJV), and others.

2.) References to that same deity in particular, by using personal pronouns in lieu of a proper name, for clarity sake, and with regard for traditional practice, will be capitalized, i.e., Him, His, He, etc., although there is abundant evidence pointing to the fact that the proper name of God is Jehovah, although the second name, or “surname,” changes, e.g., Jireh, Nissi, Rapha, Shalom, Tsidkenu, Sel’i, Go’el, Tsuri, Shamah, Sabbaoth, M’Kaddesh, hyphenated as Jehovah-Jireh, etc.

3.) To identify the speaker when a Gospel verse is stated, the words of Jesus of Nazareth will be emphasized in RED, and italicized.

4.) Unless otherwise specifically stated, all Scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, and when other versions are used, will be so noted by their abbreviated three, or four-letter designation, i.e., NLT=New Living Translation, AMP=Amplified Bible, NKJV=New King James Version, NASB=New American Standard Bible, etc.

5.) The word “theology” is taken from two ancient Greek words:
a.) Theos, referring to a diety, and;
b.) Logos, referring to the spoken word, such as in conversation, or discourse.

In a nutshell, theology means talking about God.

Regarding the origin and derivation of the word “theology,” it emerged c.mid-14 century, and is “the science of religion, study of God and his relationship to humanity,” which term is derived from the Old French word “theologie” meaning a “philosophical study of Christian doctrine; Scripture” (14c.), and stems from the Latin word “theologia,” from the Greek word “theologia” meaning “an account of the gods,” from “theologos” meaning “one discoursing on the gods,” from theos “god” (from the Proto-Indo-European root *dhes-, forming words for religious concepts) + -logos meaning “treating of” (see -logy). The meaning of “a particular system of theology” is from 1660s.

So, in essence, what you’re about to read is about Christian religion, which makes it Christian theology. However, I dare say that the ideas and thoughts which you’re about to read are rarely, if ever, discussed, much less taught, in schools of Christian theology. But the central and ultimate idea is inescapable, even blatant — making it the proverbial “elephant in the room.”

So, without further ado, let’s get underway.

Evangelical type folks, which notably includes Baptists, are the ones who are almost always saying “accept Jesus as your savior… get saved today,” etc., seem to relish telling folks that if they don’t ever pray, or repeat, what they call the “Sinner’s Prayer,” that, when that individual dies, that person is going to a place of eternal torment and damnation which they call “hell.”

And typically, that “hell” is described by them as a place that burns with fire and brimstone — which, interestingly enough, was NOT EVER described that way by Jesus of Nazareth. The phrase — “the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone” — is found in Revelation 21:8 as the King James Version (KJV) reads. It’s also found in Revelation 19:20 which states in part, “were cast into the lake of fire burning with brimstone,” and in Revelation 14:10 “tormented with fire and brimstone,” “the lake of fire and brimstone” Revelation 20:10.

There are other mentions of fire and brimstone, but not in the context of mentioning a lake, or as a place of perdition, torture, or torment, eternal, or not. Linguistically, however, such a place, as a proper name, is NEVER capitalized. And for that matter, neither is heaven. Where they proper names of places, they would be so identified by capitalization. They are not.

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Celebrate Black History Month!

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

If we forbid the preparation and serving of fried chicken and waffles, watermelon — or any other dish remotely historically associated with Black Southern culture — from being served as a dignifying celebratory moment and honorific during Black History Month, we will be unwittingly playing into the hands of racists, to help them accomplish their ultimate objective — exterminating the people they hate, and erasing the associated culture.

That MUST NOT HAPPEN.

Fried Chicken ‘n Waffles with Watermelon, a traditional Southern dish

It was with scornful disdain that I read a few news items about Nyack Middle School in Rockland County, New York, nearby NYC, where food vendor, Aramark, served fried chicken and waffles with watermelon on February 1, the first day of Black History Month. Writing for The Hill, Stephen Neukam wrote that “chicken and waffles with watermelon [are] foods stereotypically associated with Black people,” and that unidentified school administrators had said that Aramark “changed the menu items without telling the school.” The menu had earlier been posted online as being Philly cheese steak, with broccoli, and fresh fruit.

Apparently, some folks got up in arms about that substitution, even after Aramark had apparently asked students if they’d prefer those items. Student Honore Santiago said, “They were asking people if they want watermelon, and I remember being confused because it’s not in season.”

And the now-global 24/7/365 mass media, being what they are — gluttons who thrive on strife and dissention, ever searching for reportage of anything bad or controversial, including inane he-said-she-said tripe, often as so-and-so-Tweeted this, that, or the other, which has no genuine news value, while simultaneously blowing almost all things out of proportion, regardless of their, or the organization’s ideological bent — took that fumbled ball and ran with it.

It doesn’t yet appear that they scored a touchdown, however.

The school’s Principal, David A. Johnson, a Black gentleman, wrote a letter to parents, which stated in part that,

The offering of chicken & waffles as an entree with watermelon as a dessert on the first day of
Black History Month was inexcusably insensitive and reflected a lack of understanding of our
district’s vision to address racial bias.

“Nyack Public Schools administrators contacted Aramark officials to insist on a mechanism to
avoid a repeat of yesterday’s mistake. The vendor has agreed to plan future menu offerings to
align with our values and our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“We are extremely disappointed by this regrettable situation and apologize to the entire Nyack
community for the cultural insensitivity displayed by our food service provider.”

Perhaps that now means when National Heritage Week comes again for Jamaicans — who state that “heritage is one of the most crucial parts of our identity as Jamaicans. Heritage celebrations help to preserve this identity and our culture, which sets us apart from all other countries” — Jamaica Jerk Chicken with Beans and Rice cannot be served.

And when Chinese New Year arrives again, Wonton Soup, Kung Pao Chicken, Szechwan Shrimp, Spicy Crispy Beef, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Chinese Fried Rice are all out of the question.

And heaven forbid that, a few days from now, on February 11, when National Foundation Day (kenkoku kinenbi) is celebrated — which, according to the earliest Japanese historical records, was on that day in 660 BC that the first Japanese emperor was crowned — meaning that no sushi, no sashimi, no soy sauce, no chopsticks, no soba noodles, no miso soup with rice, and no sukiyaki may be served.

Which also means no kimchi for our Korean brothers and sisters… no matter how much they may protest, and regardless of the fact that it’s their national dish.

Hopping John is a simple, traditional Southern dish which is made with rice, black-eyed peas, and greens. The first known recipe of Hopping John appeared in an early cookbook entitled “The Carolina housewife, or House and home: by a lady of Charleston” was first published in 1847 and was authored by Sarah Rutledge, who was the daughter of Edward Rutledge, a fellow who signed the Declaration of Independence, though little else is known about her. While the book is widely lauded, even today, and can be downloaded from various sites free of charge, one can expect significant differences in culinary style, from then to now.
Regarding the name of the dish – “Hopping John” – there’s no known etymology for the origin, or derivation of the name, although there’s no shortage of speculation, however absurd. And finally… the original recipe calls for red beans – which are NOT kidney beans. But as any cook worth their salt knows, innovation and change are the name of the game when it comes to the creative aspects of cooking, and over the years, black-eyed peas have become the preferred pea/bean for the dish.

Nope, NO ONE can have any of that.

And HELL TO THE NO for tacos, burritos, salsa, guacamole, margaritas, fajitas, Chili Rellenos, carne asada, quesadillas, Red Pork Pozole, or Enchilada Sauce on Cinco de Mayo.

Do you see how asinine that is?

None of those people groups get up in arms about their culture’s foods, though at one time, or another, they’ve all been subjected to vile racist tropes.

“Stereotypical” food?

Oh, come on!

What kind of cockamamie nonsense is THAT!?!

A food CANNOT be either stereotypical, or racist.

Last February (2022), Boston Globe Columnist Renée Graham wrote about a similarly-related dustup at Xaverian Brothers High School where students — at the suggestion of a Black cafeteria employee — were served fried chicken as part of a Black History Month celebration, and wrote in part that, Read the rest of this entry »

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Texans Sing Same Song, 2nd verse, 2nd verse Same as the 1st

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, February 2, 2023

One thing you can’t hide, is when you’re crippled inside.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott leaves the podium after speaking at the 11th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast May 7, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Texas Guvnah Greg Abbot is a goddamn moron, a cruelly incompetent, and corruptly selfish son-of-a-bitch, fucking liar and idiot, whose brain is apparently as crippled as his withered, useless legs.

Cow turds have some nutrient fertilization value for soil, and when dried, can even be burned; whereas on the other hand, he has no value whatsoever.

Texans will have to burn more cow turds to keep warm, since your sorry-ass governor can’t even keep the goddamn lights turned on. But, that’s what you wanted, because you voted for more of it. So, enjoy your fill until January 19, 2027.

And be certain to thank the Electric (Un)Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), a “membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature.” They’re similarly corrupt, inept, and in the pockets of the Repugnicunt state legislature, and executive office.


Frustrated Texans Endure Winter Storm With No Power, No Heat

Thursday, 02 February 2023

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of frustrated Texans shivered in homes without power for a second day Thursday, most of them around booming Austin, and fading hopes of a quick fix stirred grim memories of a deadly 2021 blackout after an icy winter storm across the southwestern U.S.

The freeze has been Read the rest of this entry »

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Repugnicunts Want to RUIN the U.S. Economy

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, February 2, 2023

repugnant — incompatible, inconsistent, hostile, distasteful, contradictory, abhorrent, obnoxious, odious; originates directly from the Latin term repugnantem (nominative case repugnans), present participle of repugnare, meaning “to resist, fight back, oppose; disagree, be incompatible.”

repugnant (adj.)

early 15c., repugnaunt, “hostile, opposed; contrary, inconsistent, contradictory,” from Old French repugnant “contradictory, opposing” or directly from Latin repugnantem (nominative repugnans), present participle of repugnare “to resist, fight back, oppose; disagree, be incompatible,” from re- “back, against, in opposition” (see re-) + pugnare “to fight” (from PIE root *peuk- “to prick”).

The meaning “distasteful, objectionable” is from 1777; that of “offensive, loathsome, exciting aversion” is by 1879.

cunt (n.)

“female intercrural foramen,” or, as some 18c. writers refer to it, “the monosyllable,” Middle English cunte “female genitalia,” by early 14c. (in Hendyng’s “Proverbs” — ʒeve þi cunte to cunni[n]g, And crave affetir wedding), akin to Old Norse kunta, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, and Middle Low German kunte, from Proto-Germanic *kunton, which is of uncertain origin. Some suggest a link with Latin cuneus “wedge” (which is of unknown origin), others to PIE root *geu- “hollow place,” still others to PIE root *gwen- “woman.”

The form is similar to Latin cunnus “female pudenda” (also, vulgarly, “a woman”), which is likewise of disputed origin, perhaps literally “gash, slit” (from PIE *sker- “to cut”) or “sheath” (Watkins, from PIE *(s)keu- “to conceal, hide”). De Vaan rejects this, however, and traces it to “a root *kut-meaning ‘bag’, ‘scrotum’, and metaphorically also ‘female pudenda,’ ” source also of Greek kysthos “vagina; buttocks; pouch, small bag” (but Beekes suspects this is a Pre-Greek word), Lithuanian kutys “(money) bag,” Old High German hodo “testicles.”

Hec vulva: a cunt. Hic cunnus: idem est. [from Londesborough Illustrated Nominale, c. 1500, in “Anglo-Saxon and Old English Vocabularies,” eds. Wright and Wülcker, vol. 1, 1884]

First known reference in English apparently is in a compound, Oxford street name Gropecuntlane cited from c. 1230 (and attested through late 14c.) in “Place-Names of Oxfordshire” (Gelling & Stenton, 1953), presumably a haunt of prostitutes. Used in medical writing c. 1400, but avoided in public speech since 15c.; considered obscene since 17c.

in Middle English also conte, counte, and sometimes queinte, queynte (for this, see Q). Chaucer used quaint and queynte in “Canterbury Tales” (late 14c.), and Andrew Marvell might be punning on quaint in “To His Coy Mistress” (1650).

“What eyleth yow to grucche thus and grone? Is it for ye wolde haue my queynte allone?” [Wife of Bath’s Tale]

Under “MONOSYLLABLE” Farmer lists 552 synonyms from English slang and literature before launching into another 5 pages of them in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. [A sampling: Botany Bay, chum, coffee-shop, cookie, End of the Sentimental Journey, fancy bit, Fumbler’s Hall, funniment, goatmilker, heaven, hell, Itching Jenny, jelly-bag, Low Countries, nature’s tufted treasure, penwiper, prick-skinner, seminary, tickle-toby, undeniable, wonderful lamp, and aphrodisaical tennis court, and, in a separate listing, Naggie.] Dutch cognate de kont means “a bottom, an arse,” but Dutch also has attractive poetic slang ways of expressing this part, such as liefdesgrot, literally “cave of love,” and vleesroos “rose of flesh.”

Alternative form cunny is attested from c. 1720 but is certainly much earlier and forced a change in the pronunciation of coney (q.v.), but it was good for a pun while coney was still the common word for “rabbit”: “A pox upon your Christian cockatrices! They cry, like poulterers’ wives, ‘No money, no coney.’ ” [Philip Massinger: “The Virgin-Martyr,” Act I, Scene 1, 1622]

See also: https://qz.com/1045607/the-most-offensive-curse-word-in-english-has-powerful-feminist-origins


And, given the opportunity, Repugnicunts would ruin the U.S. economy.

Even now, in the opening days of the 118th Congress, there’s talk among Repugnicunts of eliminating the Federal Income Tax, along with all other forms of Federal tax, and replace it with a 30% Value Added Tax.

If you think inflation is a bugbear now, just add 30% to it, and see what it’s like. Repugnicunts are such morons.

The reason why, is because that’s what they want to do:

TEAR IT ALL DOWN.

Not repair, not rebuild, not reinforce, not improve efficiency… but TEAR IT DOWN — and hope for the best, then sell off to the highest corporate bidder the skeletal remains.

For example, NOT A SINGLE REPUGNICUNT in the House or Senate voted for Pandemic Economic Relief.

Had the American people not had that money, our economy would have melted down, and suffered a depression even worse than the Great Depression.

But, it didn’t.

In fact, it didn’t even have a recession.

Not even.

So, when the Repugnicunts cry and whine about national debt, not only are they TOTALLY missing the boat, they’re missing the BIG PICTURE.

And here’s the odd thing about it:

They want to cut spending, but don’t want to pay for it — they do NOT want PayGo, or pay-as-you-go. And if they had their way, they’d let America default on its “loans.”

But, there’s an even BIGGER picture that few, if any, ever talk about, and certainly, most probably don’t even understand it. This entry will try to correct that.


“…the U.S. government’s ability to borrow.”

U.S. To Max Out On Debt Soon, Setting Up Political Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is on track to max out on its $31.4 trillion borrowing authority as soon as this month, starting the clock on Read the rest of this entry »

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“Moscow” Mitch “The Bitch” McConnell shows what a Son-of-a-Bitch he really is.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, February 2, 2023

You DARE question MY POWER?!?

I’ll show YOU who’s the boss, you little pissants!


Mitch McConnell

Senate Repugnicunt Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of KY has removed Senators Rick Scott of FL, and Mike Lee of UT from the powerful Commerce Committee in apparent retaliation for Scott’s challenge to McConnell’s leadership, and for Lee’s support of Scott’s effort.

The Commerce Committee has broad jurisdiction over numerous federal agencies, is considered a prestigious assignment, and McConnell had exclusive power to decide whether Scott and Lee would remain on the Committee because it was the third so-called “A-list” committee assignment both held.

Scott is also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, while Lee is a member of the prestigious Judiciary Committee, and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Scott had more seniority on the Commerce Committee than Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, who also serves on two other “A-list” committees — Banking, and Environment and Public Works committees — and Lee had more seniority than Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, who also sits on the Appropriations Committee and is the ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee.

McConnell replaced Scott, Lee, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — who left the Commerce Committee to take a coveted seat on the Finance Committee — with Read the rest of this entry »

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Nashville, TN Cop Has A Shooting Problem

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Q: How many bullets does it take for Nashville, TN cops to kill a man?

A: ALL of them.


“On the call recording, Jerome acknowledges the presence of police a few seconds before a flurry of gunshots. He continues to repeat, “Don’t shoot him! Don’t shoot him!” through sobs after shots have been fired. The footage from Slim & Husky’s shows the man turning and tossing something toward Ramos, at which point Ramos fires 14 shots and the man falls to the ground. The man reportedly died shortly after.”

That officer, “Metro Nashville Police Officer Dylan Ramos shot and killed a 47-year-old Black man on Buchanan Street just before 7 p.m. on Sunday,” just emptied the fucking magazine on that man.

Just TOTALLY EMPTIED IT.

12345, 12345, 1234

ALL 14 rounds.

Even big game hunters DO NOT shoot that many bullets into their game.

Goddamn!


In-car camera footage shows Nashville Metro Police Department officer Dylan Ramos approach a man on Buchanan Street on Sunday night.

Police Kill 47-Year-Old Black Man on Buchanan Street

Officer Dylan Ramos fired 14 shots in the second MNPD shooting of 2023

https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/pithinthewind/police-kill-47-year-old-black-man-on-buchanan-street/article_02116188-a0be-11ed-9b89-23270989a3f5.html

by Eli Motycka, January 30, 2023

Metro Nashville Police Officer Dylan Ramos shot and killed a 47-year-old Black man on Buchanan Street just before 7 p.m. on Sunday.

A video from MNPD stitches together two 911 calls with footage from Ramos’ body cam and squad car. It also includes an angle from Slim & Husky’s patio camera, which shows the man — whose identity the police have not yet released — tossing something toward Ramos moments before Ramos fires 14 shots toward him and the man falls to the ground.

The first 911 call came from an individual identified as Jerome at Willie B’s Kitchen and Lounge, a restaurant across the street from Slim & Husky’s.

“He’s playing with this gun, pointing it at people,” Jerome tells the 911 operator. “He needs to Read the rest of this entry »

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Prediction: Banana Repugnicunts will do NOTHING about Santos/Devolder

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 23, 2023

Perhaps the most “burning” question in many political observers imagination in the matter of George Santos/Anthony Devolder’s election is:

“How DID this happen?”

I’ll take that question for $1000.

In a word, “apathy.”

Constituents who entrusted their support to him in NYD3 were hypothecated.

Allow me to explain. They pledged their support (as evidenced by their votes), and when the pledge expired following the election’s certification, he took the Congressional Oath of Office, and to their dismay, voters discovered they did not control (own) him. After all, they DID allow him to run under their banner. Had they any control over their own party, they would have never done so… or, at least they want us to believe that.

Frankly, NYCD3 voters have no one to blame but themselves.

One of their several news outlets — no, NOT The Old Gray Lady, but the North Shore Leader — warned constituents long in advance (in September) that he was a fraud.

The metaphorical “voice of one crying in the wilderness” was largely ignored, until it was convenient for the OG to belatedly “pounce” upon the dirty deal done dirt cheap in December… after the election was over, and certified, and hope to draw some belated attention to themselves… long after the fact.

But, ’twas too little, too late, because by then, there was Read the rest of this entry »

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George Santos, Anthony Devolder, whatever his name is, has indicted himself.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 22, 2023

The lying Republican elected to represent New York’s 3rd Congressional District (Queens/Nassau) is not just any old run-of-the-mill liar, he is a pathological liar.

His life, or rather, what he has presented as his life, is just one blatant falsehood after another. And that the good people of that portion of Long Island which he represents have elected him, speaks more to THEIR laziness and THEIR ineptness than to anything else.

The people of that district have stained THEIR own name, THEY have soiled their own shorts.

One of their local newspapers, The North Shore Leader, broke the story on The Fabulist, and did an at-lenght exposé of him BEFORE the election, and BEFORE the New York Times.

In a story published 20 January 2023 and headlined “The Leader Told You So: US Rep-Elect George Santos Is a Fraud — and Wanted Criminal,” they detailed how, at least four months earlier, they had broken the story, and wanting to endorse a Republican candidate, they could not, because of his wholesale lies about himself, which again, they discovered and reported BEFORE the New York Times.

Instead, they endorsed a Democrat.

In the few days since he took the oath of office as a United States Representative, numerous news outlets have uncovered, discovered, and otherwise brought to light the ignominious history of the man, with tales so perverse, so depraved and bizarre that only the most wretched human being could have possibly done them. Among them, stealing the money from a GoFundMe account established for a Veteran, whose Service Animal needed life-saving surgery.

The Veteran’s Service Animal died because George Santos/Anthony Devolder diverted the money raised for his own selfish use.

It is almost a pointless exercise to detail the hideous lies he has told about himself, each one more fantastic than the next, and with the discovery that they were all a pack of lies, he merely brushed them all off saying they were “embellishments” of his résumé.

Seemingly countless people have come forward, individuals who knew, or have known him personally, and without exception, they every one have essentially said the same thing: George Santos/Anthony Devolder is a liar.

Wikipedia page for user Anthonydevolder, who is, more likely than not, George Santos. Devolder is his late mother’s surname.

It’s even uncertain what his real name is, or even what his birth date is. But what IS certain, is that he is a wanted man in Brazil, where authorities there had years earlier charged him with theft of a checkbook, forgery of those stolen checks, and theft of merchandise purchased with those forged checks. Santos even apologized to the merchant where he passed the forged instruments, and confessed to the authorities that he had committed those crimes. But shortly, when authorities came searching for him, he was nowhere to be found, and had absconded to the United States, where he remains to this day. It is unclear exactly what actions Brazilian authorities will take, if they will seek extradition, or exactly what course of action they will take in regard to seeking justice.

Stay tuned.

In the mean time, others who have been around him over the years have found evidence from a few years earlier when he was a drag queen.

While he has claimed to be openly gay, he was once married to a woman, and purports to have changed. Exactly how, he has not made clear, and refuses to speak to news outlets.

When news and video of his drag queen days made the national news, he denied it all.

When news of George Santos’ Wikipedia User ID page under the name of “Anthonydevolder” in the category of Drag Queen was made known, “edit wars” started upon it almost immediately, and the page was “blanked,” which raises several unsettling questions: “Why?,” and “who?” most notable among them.

HOWEVER… HuffPost recently published at least one news article about the recent discovery of an item which was Read the rest of this entry »

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An Easy Way To Ensure Unbiased College Admissions

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Anonymity.

Make ALL applications anonymous.

It’s just… that… simple.

And, it’s EASILY facilitated!

Simply ID the applicant/prospective student by the first letter initials of their name, e.g., ABC, their birth date, e.g., 01022023, and the last four digits of their Social Security Number, or Alien Registration Number, e.g., 1234.

Thus, candidate “Iwannabe Funkybean Gobbledygook” would be IFG01022023-1234, or IFG010220231234, or IFG-01022023-1234, or similarly — even with last name first, GIF01022023-1234, or GIF010220231234, etc. Candidate “Al-Shaz Baraz el Hominy Jones-Smith” would be ASBHJS, ABHJS, or JSASBH, JSABH, or similarly.

It’s just ENTIRELY TOO EASY!

Our brethren in the UK have done so and they’ve also made job applications anonymous.

In a news article by Education Reporter Judith Burns published on the BBC News site 26 October 2015, she wrote that “Candidates’ names will be removed from university application forms from 2017,” and cited Prime Minister David Cameron’s OpEd, published in The Guardian Monday, 26 October 2015 02.00 EDT, which in part, read “We have already persuaded big employers to make job applications name-blind. Now universities will do the same.”

He wrote:

“At the Conservative party conference two weeks ago, I spoke about a young black woman who had to put a more white-sounding name on her CV before she started getting called for interviews. Such racism in 21st-century Britain, I said, was a disgrace, and I committed our party to ending discrimination and finishing the fight for real equality. The audience rose to their feet. It was a significant moment. And it provoked three reactions.

“The first was: Read the rest of this entry »

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Here’s One Easy Peasy Way to Find Truth

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 9, 2023

Representative Jim Jordan-R,OH4

Have you recently read any crap on Twitter?

It’s much too easy to read plenty of phony baloney malarkey on Twitter.

Of course, that’s not very difficult to do now that Elon Muskrat is actively burning down that house, and welcoming Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Big Lie promoters, QAnon conspiracy theorists, and other such ilk on board… again.

Here’s but one statement which I recently read on that social media dumpster fire:

“Incoming House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan has not authored, sponsored, nor passed one piece of legislation in his 17 years in Congress.”

Of course, there were other surrounding contextual words and remarks, some of which were opinion, others fact (sounds vaguely familiar, eh?), and it was quite obvious that the author had no love lost for Ohio’s 4th Congressional District Republican Representative.

And frankly, neither have I lost any love for that lunatic.

But, on its face, such a claim — that Jim Jordan has Read the rest of this entry »

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How Long Before A Teacher Shoots Back?

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 9, 2023

Abigail “Abby” Zwerner

We’ve already started off the 2023 New Year with a BANG!

That’s right, a BANG!

A BIG BANG!

“Big Bang” as in a school shooting — this time, by a 6-year-old boy in Newport News, VA at Richneck Elementary School who opened fire with a handgun in the classroom upon his 25-year-old first-grade teacher Abigail “Abby” Zwerner, shooting her in the abdomen, after the little bastard got into what was officially described by Newport News Police Chief Steve R. Drew as an “altercation” with her.

In his official press conference, the Chief said in part, that, “The altercation was between a 6 year old, the student who did have the firearm, and then the teacher, and then a round was fired. Like I said, she suffered a gunshot wound and was transferred to the hospital.”

Abby was immediately rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center where her life-threatening injuries were treated, and she is now, expected to recover… exactly to what extent and how much, however, has not been made clear.

School Principal Briana Foster Newton issued a statement Monday, January 9, 2023 which, in part, read: Read the rest of this entry »

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Bakersfield Man Kevin McCarthy Will Utterly Fail as Speaker of the House

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 8, 2023

The 118th Congress will be pockmarked by confusion, an inability to pass legislation for the people’s benefit, and the Repugnants will attempt to cut Social Security, Medicare, and literally, every program that helps the American people. Kevin McCarthy will not last a year as Speaker of the House, and will be ousted most likely, no later than July 2023. His term in office will be abbreviated, interrupted with a motion to Vacate the Chair, and quickly forgotten. His consistent inability to gather support from among the majority party, causing a meltdown on the opening day of the 118th Congress that led to 15 consecutive votes over a period of 5 days, will be the highlight of his utter failure.


I’m One of the Last Holdouts Against Kevin McCarthy — and I Won’t Back Down


Guest Essay by Bob Good
January 6, 2023
Mr. Good, a Republican, represents Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District in the House of Representatives.


Back in the summer, a group of conservatives put together a proposal with extensive changes to the rules and processes that govern how Republicans run the House of Representatives. For example, we wanted regular, rank-and-file members to have more power to amend bills on the House floor. We wanted at least three days to read and consider bills before we were asked to vote on them. And we wanted to limit the scope of bills to a single subject, so we wouldn’t be asked to vote on legislative “Christmas trees” passed on a tight deadline. We made those demands because the people we represent have told us time and again that Washington is broken, and we knew they wanted to see a change in the status quo.

Representative Bob Good, wearing a taupe-colored suit and maroon tie, stands before a black microphone that rises from the center of a polished wooden table in front of a row of brown leather chairs in the House chamber in the Capitol.

What the American people have tuned in to watch this week is a healthy democratic process, working as it was designed to: with members in the same place, engaging in debate, and having face-to-face conversations. Important negotiations often take months or even years in a legislative body. Yet this is the one and only opportunity we have to debate how the House is run every two years, both with the election of a speaker and with the passage of the new House rules.

While some have accused us of acting in our own personal interests, we are standing strong because we believe the United States House of Representatives was designed to be the People’s House where the will of every American would be represented. That is why the selection of a speaker requires the votes of a majority of the House. A majority of the people’s representatives must trust that person to lead us.

Throughout the past few months of negotiation and debate, we have been very clear with Republican leadership that we want changes that empower regular members of Congress, who each represent a district of more than half a million people, to have more meaningful input into how legislation is considered. And some of those procedural changes have been accepted.

We also wanted to Read the rest of this entry »

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Alabama Redneck Weasel Repugnicant Mike “Rugrat” Rogers Drunk on House Floor

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 8, 2023

Richard Hudson-R,NC8 physically retrained Mike Rogers-R,AL3 from attacking Matt Gaetz-R,FL1 after he verbally accosted Matt Gaetz following Gaetz’ “PRESENT” vote in the 14th round of balloting for Speaker of the House (SOTH), causing Kevin McCarthy-R,CA20 to lose, late Friday night, January 6, 2023

“Matt, you’re FINISHED!
I’m not gonna forget this!”

Ever wonder what barnyard animals
— pigs —
behave like?

Wonder no more.

Mike “Rugrat” Rogers, a Redneck Repugnicant from Not-So-Sweet-Home Alabama, a slave state, the asshole of Dixie, who misrepresents the state’s 3rd Congressional largely poor, uneducated and easy-to-command mostly-White District was drunk and disorderly, under the influence of intoxicating/spirituous beverage, according to at least one observer who was close enough to smell his breath, when “Rugrat” Rogers accosted Matt Gaetz-R,FL1 and attempted to start a fight with him on late Friday night, January 6th, 2023, after the 14th failed round of balloting for Speaker of the House.

No, Mister Mike “Rugrat” Rogers, YOU’RE the one who’s finished.

You’ve now made your Alabama shit stain mark
to a national television audience,
a global audience via the Internet,
and yourself a permanently indelible pock mark
upon your wretchedly failed party,
and sadly, upon American history.

Richard Hudson-R,NC8 physically retrained Mike Rogers-R,AL3 from attacking Matt Gaetz-R,FL1 after he screamed at and verbally accosted Matt Gaetz following Gaetz’ “PRESENT” vote in the 14th round of balloting for Speaker of the House (SOTH), causing Kevin McCarthy-R,CA20 to lose, late Friday night, January 6, 2023.

Congratulations, Mr. Asshole Weasel Drunk Redneck Mike Rugrat Rogers.

You shouldn’t have been on the House floor under the influence, and you sure as hell didn’t represent Alabama — or, maybe you did!

Alabama is full of assholes like him.

They’re called “weasels,” and are generally considered pests everywhere they’re found. Interestingly, a group of weasels is called Read the rest of this entry »

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Repugnants FAIL 14 Times in 4 Days From Opening Day

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 8, 2023

Mike Rogers-R,AL3 is physically restrained from attacking Matt Gaetz by Richard Hudson-R,NC8 after he confronted Matt Gaetz following Gaetz’ “PRESENT” vote in the 14th round of balloting for Speaker of the House (SOTH), late Friday night, January 6, 2023

“Matt, you’re FINISHED!
I’m not gonna forget this!”

— Mike Rogers-R,AL3 screamed at Matt Gaetz-R,FL1 after Gaetz voted “PRESENT” instead of “McCarthy” in the 14th round of balloting for Speaker of the House of Representatives (SOTH), late Friday night, January 6, 2023, which was the 14th consecutive failure in 4 consecutive days by members of that party to elect a SOTH. Gaetz, and 19 other members of the Freedom Caucus, refused to vote for McCarthy for several legitimate reasons, though Kevin McCarthy-R,CA20 used coercive threats, and other unethical and authoritarian-type behaviors to have some of them acquiesce, under pressure from him, to change their votes to FOR him, instead of someone else, or “PRESENT.” Matt Gaetz never did.

No, Mister Mike “Rugrat” Rogers, YOU’RE the one who’s finished.

And you’ve now made your shit stain mark to an national television audience,
and to global international audience via the Internet,
and yourself a permanently indelible pock mark upon your failed party,
and in American history.

Congratulations, Mr. Asshole Rugrat Weasel Drunk Redneck Mike Rogers.

You shouldn’t have been on the House floor under the influence, and you sure as hell didn’t represent Alabama — or, maybe you did! Alabama is full of assholes like him. They’re called “weasels,” and are generally considered pests everywhere they’re found. Interestingly, a group of weasels is known as a “sneak,” a “boogle,” a “gang,” or a “confusion.” And in the Repugnants’ case, it’s confusion. And, that’s exactly what Rogers did — he sneaked up from behind amidst the confusion.

Mike Rogers-R,AL3 is physically restrained from attacking Matt Gaetz-R,FL1 by Richard Hudson-R,NC8 when Rogers confronted Gaetz after Gaetz voted “PRESENT” in the 14th round of balloting for Speaker of the House (SOTH), late Friday night, January 6, 2023

Matt Gaetz was 100% correct when he stated this before the 12th vote:

My colleague from California, Mr. Garcia, knows the incredibly high regard I hold for him. He is a patriot; I deeply, deeply admire him, but I must take some exception to some of the comments he made in his nomination of Mr. McCarthy.

First, he said that Mr. McCarthy has “earned” the position.

You only earn the position of Speaker of the House if you can get the votes. Mr. McCarthy doesn’t have the votes today, he will not have the votes tomorrow, and he will not have the votes next week, next month, next year.

And so, one must wonder, Madam Clerk, is this an exercise in vanity for someone who has done the math, taken the counts, and is putting this institution through something that absolutely is avoidable?

My colleague Mr. Garcia did not say this, but many of my other Republican colleagues have. They believe Mr. McCarthy has earned the position of Speaker of the House because he raised half a billion dollars to get Republicans elected.

Several believe that one earns the position of Speaker by raising enormous sums of money, and there is no doubt that the individual that was nominated by Mr. Garcia is the Lebron James of special interest fundraising in this town. There’s nobody better.

[NOTE: In a Newsweek OpEd entitled “McCarthy Has Earned the House Speakership” by former SOTH Newt Gingrich published 12/16/22 at 6:00 AM EST, he not only confirmed McCarthy’s mammoth fundraising machine of $500 million, but also that fundraising massive amounts of money IS a qualification for the office, and wrote: “Set aside the $500 million McCarthy and his allies raised during the 2022 campaign cycle. Some of his critics seem to think that effort doesn’t count (it should) because he had the power of the conference (and they don’t).”]

But I will suggest that Read the rest of this entry »

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Mitt Romney Was Correct

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Mitt Romney’s remark made at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in 2011, that ‟Corporations are people, my friend,” was then, and remains even now, painfully accurate.

His explanation, however was an abysmal failure, and came nowhere close to explaining why ‟Corporations are people, my friend.”

Essentially, ‟Corporations are people, my friend,〞because their articles of incorporation state something to the effect that they can “… to wit, to do any thing a natural person could do…” That is known as “artificial personhood.”

Cornell University writes the following about artificial personhood, which may sometimes also be referred to as legal personhood, though the two are not always interchangeable — a Natural Person is also always Legal Person, but a Legal Person is not always a Natural Person — which is why there is a differentiation made with Natural Person, and the term “Artificial Person” is much more simple, and descriptive:

“An artificial person is also known as a juridical person; it has a legal name and has certain rights, protections, privileges, responsibilities, and liabilities in law, similar to those of a natural person. In other words, an artificial person is a non-human legal entity that is not a single natural person but an organization recognized by law as a fictitious person. In the United States, an artificial person usually refers to “any entities established under the law of the United States, any foreign country, or a state, province, territory, possession, commonwealth, or dependency of the United States or any foreign country, and as to which the government, state, province, territory, possession, commonwealth or dependency must maintain a record showing the entity to have been established.” Specifically, in a business sense, an artificial person is any form of business association and any other non-governmental legal organization, including a profitable or non-profitable corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, trust, or unincorporated organization.”

The United States Supreme Court has reinforced that sense of personhood by and through their decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission which was issued January 2010, which supported the notion of artificial personhood, and granted additional rights to corporations, but few, if any, of the responsibilities.

Some rightfully call it the “money is free speech” ruling, and the primary problem with such a belief, ruling, or ideology, is that, if it is true that money is free speech (it is not), then the poor man has none, and the Constitution was written for all, equally, and so, in that sense, at the very least, the ruling violates the Equal Protection Clause, and the First Amendment.

The essence of the case is summarized as;

Holding: Political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections. While corporations or unions may not give money directly to campaigns, they may seek to persuade the voting public through other means, including ads, especially where these ads were not broadcast.

Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on January 21, 2010. in a 5-4 decision with an opinion written by Justice Kennedy. Justice Stevens dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.

There are other cases, of course, and this one didn’t just suddenly appear out of nowhere. There were other precedents which prepared the way for it, among which were:

But, to be absolutely certain, the problem can be traced back even further, to the Civil War era, when before that time, corporations were held to account by focusing upon the Chief Executive who was responsible, and accountable for all aspects of operations, and any failures fell squarely on their shoulders alone. Power and responsibility were natural complements of each other. After changes in laws were made, power and responsibility were separated, and power was concentrated at the top, but responsibility was diffused throughout the organization, so that no one person could be held to account — all the power, and all the perks that came along for the ride, but all the responsibilities were left at the train station.

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That all came to a metaphorical head with the collapse of Enron, a once-high-flying Ponzi scheme bankruptcy of an energy company based in Houston, Texas which was founded and headed by the now-late Ken Lay (1942-2005). That firm’s collapse and subsequent bankruptcy was one of the largest instances of corporate fraud then to have occurred in America, and illustrated how the divorcement of power from responsibility was a formula for disaster. Healthsouth, another firm caught up in such a scheme, in which “cooking the books,” i.e., purposely, deceptively, and fraudulently making falsified entries in the firm’s accounting, most often for the purpose of driving up (artificially inflating) the company’s stock prices, which in turn benefited the executives, primarily, but others who may, or may not, have been somewhat privy to the acts… which, at that time, were not in and of themselves illegal, per se, though they were most certainly frowned upon by reputable accounting firms, Wall Street, and others.

Congress put a screeching halt to such abuses by writing legislation requiring the CEO to personally sign for the authenticity and accuracy of all corporate accounting and reports. And that was just a scratch up upon the surface of corporate greed and corruption, which remains prevalent today, more so now in the form of avarice (greed gone wild), than anything else.

Corporate avarice is also the single greatest problem in our nation’s economy, with one very minor example being the difference between the CEO’s pay, and their average employee’s pay — who, on average, made over 350 times the average employee’s pay. In 1989, the average differential was 61 to 1.

In fact, research performed by the Economic Policy Institute found that from 1978 to 2020, increases in CEO compensation far outstripped growth of either the Standard & Poor’s stock market index – 817%, exceeded by 6 times the increases in top income earners’ gains, and grew, on average, 1322%.

Meanwhile, in that same period, the typical employee’s annual compensation only grew a paltry 18%.

When it comes to Wall Street and BIG BUSINESS, it’s more for them, less for you.


‟Corporations are people, my friend.〞

by Mark LeVine, Director of the Program in Global Middle East Studies at UC Irvine
12 August 2011

Mitt Romney’s friendliness to corporations excuses them from bearing the responsibilities endowed upon them by the rights they are given as ‘persons’ under US law [AFP]

Thank God for Mitt Romney.

In a moment of candour he likely thought would win him much needed support from the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, the presidential candidate explained his thinking to a heckler – who asked why Read the rest of this entry »

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Weird, BUT TRUE!

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 2, 2023

Grim Reaper statue, Cathedral of Trier, Trier, Germany

https://www.npr.org/2023/01/02/1146318331/yoga-guru-qanon-conspiracy-theories

She was a popular yoga teacher who embraced QAnon

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Man… shit’s just getting weirder, and weirder by the day.

Next thing you know, Putin will be an outer space transsexual vegan lesbian lizard with a PhD in Marianas Trench basket weaving using Jewish space lasers funded by Elon Musk and owned by Muslims who are in cahoots with dead Pope Benedict XVI, who actually died 59 years ago, and has been a zombie ever since, secretly controlled by Elvis who is still living in seclusion in Memphis, is a major Republican donor, secretly married Marilyn Monroe who is also still alive in the Himalayas, and gave birth to a child who has the secret ability to morph, then became the 43rd, 44th, 45th, and 46th U.S. President, and is still President, but secretly living in seclusion after impregnating Hillary.

That man, is Read the rest of this entry »

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Thank A Republican

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, December 27, 2022

If you enjoy your electrical power from TVA, and all the other associated benefits that have come along for that ride, such as regional economic development, improved health, care & quality of life, etc., you can thank a Republican.

That man would be Nebraska Republican U.S. Senator George W. Norris (1861-1944), who served 5 terms in the House (10 years), and 5 terms in the Senate (30 years), the last term of which he became an Independent, and was defeated for re-election in 1942.

George W. Norris as a newly elected U.S. Senator, 1912.

Senator Norris was also a member of a somewhat contrarian group in the House of Representatives that, in 1910, brought reform to its practices, by reducing the autocratic control which the Speaker of the House then had.

He also authored the 20th Amendment, which abolished so-called “lame duck” Congressional sessions, fought for presidential primaries, and direct election of Senators.

He also saved TVA from being sold — more accurately, prevented Wilson Dam in the Muscle Shoals area of Northwest Alabama from being sold — to one of the wealthiest industrialists of his era, which POTUSes Coolidge and Hoover (especially), both GOPers, wanted to sell to private enterprise, bidding in which Alabama Power (part of Atlanta, GA HQ’d Southern Company) was a strong contender.

That man was Henry Ford.

In the May 22, 1920 edition of The Dearborn Independent, a Henry Ford publication also known as The Ford International Weekly, Henry authored a front-page article entitled “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem” that was later translated into several languages and distributed widely.

Interestingly enough, Henry Ford was a rabid anti-Semite Nazi sympathizer, of whom Adolph Hitler spoke fondly in a March 1923 interview with the Chicago Tribune, who said, Read the rest of this entry »

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