Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest fit of narcissism via Twitter, this time over the kidnapped Nigerian girls episode. Read along with Mike’s historical viewpoint to help make sense of it all plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125. “But unlike his 21st-century epigones, Bishop Berkeley did not believe that being perceived was in and of itself sufficient. He was very much engaged with the world, not only through his intellectual correspondence but also through such practical projects as creating the Foundling Hospital to look after London’s orphans and abandoned children. He did not merely commission William Hogarth to paint a portrait of him looking serious above the slogan #standwithorphans. “ – Kevin D Williamson
When I sugested on Friday’s show that those who want to “save” those Nigerian girls should fund their own mercenary ranks and do the job themselves I had no idea that the beautiful people would field armies on Twitter for the job. Well done, Justin Timberlake, real manhood stuff with your adorable little sign. Good grief folks…
Then we learn that the Nigerian Army is not equipped to do battle with the Boko Haram or doesn’t WANT to do battle with them
If you’re getting your economics news from the WSJ or Fox Business you might want to rethink that decision
The Kentucky Derby – Looks like Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is leading Slick Hilly Clinton by a whopping 4 points… in Kentucky according to preposterous polling being taken on the CTA’s equivalent to “fantasy football”
Ron Paul is not buying the latest GOP “tax reform” bill floating its way though Congress that is actually a tax hike
Did you miss the anniversary celebration of Brown vs Board of Education and our fake monacrhy’s matriarch, FLOTUS’s, pronouncement that there is still too much segregation going on!? Some can recall (and are willing to admit) the bad old days when segregation was viewed as a good thing to blacks by blacks
DEA first “saved” Americans from the dangerous hemp seeds headed for Kentucky (their rightful owners) but now DEA, after CO legalization is having to double its efforts to keep the drug-war-state fat and happy now that Mexican war-lords are ordering mary-jo farmers to slash production so their prices can rise. Who KNEW that the Mexican cartels were run by American Keynsians!?
Hypocrite much? Harry Reid promotes a Constitutional Amendment to… wait, Senator REID? You haven’t even read the Constitution you wish to amend! Which current Article, Section and Clause would Udall’s Amendment alter? Which… never mind, the GOP will never surrender its CAT’s access to the $3.8 TRILLION treasure meaning access to Them
NOMOCRACY II: Did the “Old guard” SCOTUS get the 14th Amendment and other cases right? Or did they set the table for the Progressives to come in and use it to “scientifically regulate the economy”? Find out in David Gordon’s review of Epstein’s new book on the “Old” SCOTUS
Dave Weigel picks up on the “Mordor is a monarchy that will defend to the death its ‘right’ to launder the $3.9 trillion yearly treasure”. Note the case of the Tea Party carrying water for Karl Rove’s American Crossroads in email fundraising schemes
The author of the first English dictionary, from which I have quoted extensively to prove the Founding Father’s definition of certain words, Samuel Johnson was a hero in his own right, before and after publishing his dictionary and even King George III though so
The Killing Skies – US drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan continue their campaign of raining death from the sky at targets the CIA never divulges yet are supposed to have the sanction of the people of the United States
Imaginative Conservative: From today’s radio show on SiriusXM, the essay by Joseph Pearce on “The Silence of The Lambs”. “Marriage is not about our own desires for gratification. It is about our responsibility, as adults, to raise children in stable and loving environments. This is good for children but it’s also good for adults. It teaches us to be grown-ups. It teaches us to love in the fullest sense of the word, which is the giving of ourselves sacrificially to others.”
Watch what the Libs do not what they say: NYT Editor Jill Abramson quits after learning she wasn’t earning as much as the “boy” who had the gig before her. (wahhh, wahhhh wahhhh) Of course, when Drew Brees retires and a new QB is selected to fill his role, he won’t make as much as Brees, does that mean the team is “discriminating”?
Hard Work pays but government work, which is never hard, pays even better. “On average, for workers at all levels of education, the cost of hourly benefits was 48 percent higher for federal civilian employees than for private-sector employees with certain similar observable characteristics,” CBO estimates.
INFLATION: I have talked about this for years and now it is becoming undeniable as the secret on how the big companies APPEAR to serve the same products without hiking prices but are actually NOT, serving the same but slimmed down, lower quality products. Pay close attention as you shop month to month and you’ll note the difference too. Thanks Fed.
FLASHBACK-Yesterday, 227 years ago, the Federal Convention of 1787 was to begin. As Edmund Randolph had written to George Washington, over and over imploring his attendance (see “The Fame of Our Fathers” for that story dramatized) “to the city of Philadelphia, on the second Monday, of May next…”
VIDEO: ObamaCare workers are actually paid to sit at computer workstations and practically do nothing save for hitting the screen “refresh” button, “no more than every ten minutes”. Oh but don’t worry because HHS says this company, under a $1.2 BILLION gubbmint contract, is committed to spending public funds appropriately”
Economists, the Alchemists for future historians to write about – Russell Kirk once wondered why in Dude’s holy name did anyone, EVER, believe that a measure of the economy is the rate at which GDP grows or shrinks? Wouldn’t a better measure, if we must have one, be the mean standard of living or purchasing power of the average citizen? How about the mean savings to earnings rate? How about the mean debt to earnings rate? My point is there are many ways to measure household well-being that do not comport with inaccurate, rigged measures of something no one can ever predict anyway.
Brother can you spare a dime of EITC? Apparently the veracity of applications for non-profit status is not all that the IRS cannot keep track of. One quarter of all EITC are ow discovered to be bogus-this is $$$ given away to the “poor” in lieu of them actually paying taxes. In other words this is part of the $$ handed out that keeps the masses fat, content and in continued production of illegitimate children
The Ice Age STILL Cometh: Obama Admin’s “doomsday report” on “climate fluctuation” is blown to smithereens by actual scientists and climatologists
Senator Rand Paul demands that President Obama an Majority Leader Harry Reid release the secret memos written by Obama’s latest nominee to the Federal bench, David J Barron. BArron wrote the legal brief that justified Obama killing Anwaw al-Awlaki with a droner strike in Yemen. Paul is correct to demand a full accounting of Obama’s “kill-list” power and just where it comes from
Glenn Greenwald warns the hoi polloi about the impending electioon of Slick Hilly (Hillary Clinton) as President “because she must be the first female President”. But wait, just as I have told you, Greenwald correctly identifies Hilly as a “neocon…f**ing war-hawk”. Proving the point again, that the “two party system” has produced ONE party and a monarchy.
Nomocracy: Is Edmund Burke the “conservative’s conservative” that we should hitch our intellectual wagons to? H. Lee Cheek reviews 3 books on Burke to try and produce an answer
Want the REAL, Constitutional based scoop on the BLM’s claims to NV ranch lands? My essay and audio feature will give you all the facts needed to learn of the abuse of power underway by the Federal government
AUDIO: I had several callers to today’s radio show on SiriusXM that stated they were Catholics and were indignant over my “pigeonholing” of their daughters into the “the purpose of marriage is to make children”. This sermon from a Tridentine Priest whom I admire greatly will set the record straight on that score according to official Church teaching and tradition.
My Latest piece at the Daily Caller .”Mason was correct in predicting a ‘Corrupt, Tyrannical Aristocracy’ and that is precisely what Establishment types should be called, ‘Corrupt Tyrannical Aristocrats’ or CTA’s for short…”
I post a lot of writings on this page that might not be so easy to digest, the following review of Sovereignty: God, State, and Self. By Jean Bethke Elshtain by David Gordon is worth slogging through as you will encounter my recurring theme of late: Our future lies in our past acceptance of mystery (albeit with iPads) and law subordinate to God’s Law.
Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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NEW – Don’ t take anyone else’s word for what happened in the Federal Convention of 1787, read it for yourself in this online version of Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787-Volume I
AUDIO – Masha Gessen, lesbian-polyamorous activist, tells us that the homosexual movement’s goal is to ELIMINATE marriage, altogether
Are agrarian [r]epublicans making a comeback? Dr Allan C Carlson seems to think so, here are some of his RARE lectures to listen to and watch
Well whaddayouknow, the NSA programs are carried out under an Executive Order signed by President Reagan in 1981
Donald Livingston explains the path that Lincoln took to subjugate the Southern States to the Northern with all the facts of the story in place. Take an afternoon and enjoy…
How were young boys taught American History “back in the day”? Read just 1 issue of the bi-annul St Nicholas Reader and you will understand what has happened
The works of William Graham Sumner include a brilliant essay titled “The Forgotten Man” published in 1883. You can read the entire collected works under this title here, or find the abridged version with only The Forgotten Man essay in it on this site here
Why is it a bad idea to have a standing army just laying around? CATO, the 18th century Whig, read by most of the Founders, explains as an Englishmen, meaning this school of thought comes from the conservative tradition the Founders inherited and defended
When you hear your “conservative” friends yodel on endlessly about the “Liberal Media” or the corrupt “MSM” as they are convinced this is a recent event, send them here to go read Mark Twain’s speech of 1873 about the “corrupt press”
Here’s an interesting work that I recently discovered “The Crowd” by Guztave Le Bron a fascinating study of how crowds control nations and what nations become control crowds. No, it isn’t a paradox, it is the study of how inertia in public affairs is almost always missing when “change” is lusted for
Albert J Nock’s: Isaiah’s Job (from Tuesday, 4 Feb, 2014 show-Ed.), the story of how the Remant is to be kept animated and active if Man is to survive perdition (our own path to destruction)
If you haven’t read Dante’s Inferno in a while, this site has the entire work broken down by segment/chapter, character and more
Presenting George Clinton’s “Cato” letter, Number 3, sometimes referred to as AntiFederalist # 14. Cato explains why a large republic will never work and why smaller ones are preferred
This 1860 classic work details the type of manners and etiquette every young man should learn and live his life by. I just started reading the work myself and look forward to sharing much of it here and on-air. “THE GENTLEMEN’S BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESS”
“Our Federal Government” by Abel Upshur is an 1833 demolition of Justice Joseph Story’s fabricated history of the United States and her Constitution. WARNING: Reading this will increase your resolve to secede!
The Historical Writings of John Fiske, The American Revolution. If you are prepping for the upcoming pop quiz from my friends at Franklin’s Opus, on Valley Forge, this is a good start
The counter-argument presented by John taylor of Caroline AFTER the government’s lawyer, Wickham, presented his case for the tax. I did not include this in the Carriage Tax Pamphlet but have found it online. Begin reading on pg 423.
If you are into the whole video game virtual warfare thing you will enjoy this trailer for the next release of Call of Duty starring Kevin Spacey who gives a rousing speech on the hypocrisy of the sheople
Rod Dreher is attacked as a “phony” conservative by someone named Ed Dryden for daring to call Sara Palin’s Sacrilege what it is and for questioning the blood lust of those who cheered it so lustily. This then brings another Pharisee wannabe, a Todd Kincannon down on Dreher. Read the whole post and pay close attention to how turtler of Christians, as Our Lord endured at the hands of pagan Romans, is no laughing matter.
There is no end to the parody Sara Palin is. Using a blessed Sacrament, baptism, to make a political joke used to be called sacrilege but from the same crowd that booed Ron Paul for quoting the Golden Rule (as a guide for foreign policy) it is now a standing ovation grabber.
The Fame of Our Fathers: What makes a famous Founder famous and why are so many, once famous, now not known at all? The answer lies partly in the fickleness of any given age and what it needs to exalt itself, the rest comes from the Founders own pursuit of Fame as I chronicled in Fame of Our Fathers. Here’s an audio sample explaining “conditores imperiorum” and you can buy the 3 CD set there
LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: “In malls spearer bonus, nidi innocent, nemo potest” – In adversity only the virtuous can entertain hope