Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest drone strikes aimed at unidentified targets in places most Americans cannot point to on a map. 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. “Among natural rights are the right to self government- That is government was made to serve man, man was not made to serve government, and when government failed to serve man it should be changed, peaceably if possible, forcibly if need be.“ -Frank Lawrence Owsley – Who Owns America – A New Declaration of Independence
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: What is more conservative than an “imperishable atom” as Stratford Caldecott asks you to consider our way through the lens of God not “As the World Does”
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.
VIDEO: Folks this is NOT how [r]epublicanism is supposed to work but it is how democracies, all of them, descened into anarchy, chaos and eventually violenece as the Albequrque New Mexico city council is shouted out of its chambers by “protestors” angered by the acts of the Police Chief (a valid complaint)
The inevitable comparisons between the treatment of Tim Tebow and of Michael Sam are picked up by the Christia Coalition but hey, when you live in a society where merit is earned based on the social or aberrant sexual status you claim, this is going to happen and it is going to happen more often.
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
Plans for a Satanic “Black Mass” at Hatvard lollyday along as if it’s just another day at free speech U. The desecration of the Eucharist and the mocking of the Holy Mass so publicly is but anotehr sign of the coming persecution, in the U.S., of Christians and the Church
ESPN thinks it played “Ellen” with first televised homosexual sports kiss but what it actually did was cause 7 year olds watching the draft to want to know why “the players are kissing each other, don’t they have wives?” Wives!? How does THAT get one-upped? A player on player “twerk” after a big-play? The same sense of morality that was offended when prime-time TV didn’t dare air kisses between the not-married is not even in existence much less able to muster outrage.
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
So if Jake Plummer could tell the press that Time Tebow should “shut up already” with his “Jesus” talk (and religiosity in general) who will be the first to tell Michael Sam to “shut up already” with his “I’m gay and I’m out and you have to acknowledge me for it” talk? Is there a larger display of pure self-centered obsession than calling press-conferences to tell the world your preference of sex partners?
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: Kevin Gutzman wonders why Congress will be wasting its time allegedly “getting to the bottom of the Benghazi coverup” when the biggest infraction of all was the President’s unprecedented use of military force without Congress’s ok. We also learn that this is not a folly of recent creation but actually began in the earliest days of Congres back in 1793
Nomocracy II: 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
DeceptiCONNED: National Review online columnist suggests that Emily Lett (the “why I filmed my abortion” star) should have not been so “profoundly lazy” and “walked 2 blocks to your local CVS to get a pack of condoms.” And there’s the rub, if you’re paying attention, the new, fake, Right, cannot bring itself to condemn the condemnable and instead offers up what I guess they believe are “lesser sins”.
First they came for the Mozilla CEO, then they came for the NBA basketball owner, then they came for the home improvement guys, The Benham Brothers on HGTV? Now, Catholics & other Christians cannot renovate homes on HGTV before swearing an oath to Throuples, SSM couples and depravity in general. The Benham’s statement on the matter is measured, thoughtful and yet in the spirit of martyrdom’s beauty. ““We were saddened to hear HGTV’s decision. With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show then so be it.”
So what exactly is the purpose of having a non-chaplain, chaplain in the military corps of chaplains? This is precisely what happens when you bring religious orders into the employ of the state without having the courage to proclaim that there is but 1 True God and his One True Church
FLASHBACK: Recall that James Madison was NOT a proponent of tax financed military chaplains and did not appoint any nor did he issue any “Thanksgiving proclamations” while President giving weight to the argument that the chaplains should be allowed but on their own dime, this ends the controversy tomorrow
If you want the very latest on the “crisis” in Ukraine, Srdja Trifkovic has it here. Read the transcript of my last interview with Srdja Trifkovic here
THE FBI begins investigations of those who protested alongside Cliven Bundy in the now infamous Bundy/BLM land dispute. Of course, the boys at NSA will now happily provide all the “metadata” needed to connect dots and help the FBI assemble criminal cases against the “protestors”
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
DeceptiCONNED: The dreaded, “military gutting” Sequester of 2013 did exactly what I told you it would do to the Leviathan’s war machine & work force: NOTHING. Only ONE job was lost according to the GAO, ONE. Oh, but some makers of warfare devices had their hours cut and others had to carpool…. a small price ego pay to keep the planet at war and America as it’s War superstore
David Stockman, he of Reagan Budget Director fame (he quit in justified protest) lauds Walter Jones for surviving the Sara Palin endorsed, DeceptiCON hack that challenged Jones for that seat in NC
POLYAMORY ANYONE? I don’t want to say I told you so but I told you so. The continued assault on reason continues as THREE MA women “marry” bringing my prediction of “marriage” being defined ad hoc to life. Where does this end? Pray the Chinese cannot make guillotine blades
The “throuple” is now being fitted for the media celebrity coats our vapid Press is fitting them for now that “they are expecting”. Note the pink and teal accents on the story, exactly in the style of the videotaped human sacrifice (abortion) heroine’s story from Tuesday
Remember last week’s discussion about the woman who filmed here abortion and her then instant canonization to Sainthood by Cosmo magazine? Remember I pointed out that the frilly and lace, pink and teal highlights of the story didn’t match the blood and guts of the abortion this woman was undergoing? Matt Walsh does lays this case and then some out for you, graphically speaking
SCOTUS refuses to hear lawsuit brought by journalist against the NDAA, meanwhile Congress refuses to alter the act, making it more likely that military detentions of American citizens will occur should there be a “trigger event”
Cosmo should hire this couple for their next cover spread to encourage the elderly dames to lose the walk-in-tub (thanks Joan Lunden) for the walk-on-the-wild-side on a Catholic Church lawn of all places. This country’s depravity knows no limits.
First they came for the agnostic in civil unions, then they came for the Knights of the Roundtable. Great Britain alters its code of heraldry to accommodate men marrying men in case they bring different swords and shields and family crests to the “marriage”
What has happened to the American entrepreneur? Well, he/she has decided that buying into the franchise version of the “mom and pop” is easier than opening a “mom and pop” meaning that laziness curve I am alsways talking about is hard at work.. again (wait, that’s an oxymoron isn’t it!?)
The Atlantic’s Noah Berlatsky (last time I questioned his work on Twitter he called me “mean”) tries to wade into the issue of O’Reilley’s condemnation of Beyonce of late but gives the O’ man way too much credit. There are genuine critiques of the singer that make age-old morality points about not just Beyonce but the entire flowing sewer that is our Anti-cult
One of the signs that the end is near is the coming of the Anti-Christ and his persecution. This statue of the Satanic “Baphomet” with smiling children looking up at him adoringly, fits nicely in that story arc. Will OK be forced by the Supremes to let the statue stand next to the Ten Commandments monument (see SCOTUS Incorporation Doctrine post above)
Even the Editors at the WaPo know what the real scandal over Libya is as now a new CIA report admits that the country is a haven for the terrorists McCain, Mrs. Clinton, Lindsay Graham, Kelly Ayotte et al said we had to kill Ghadaffi to expose!
Raimondo–We are repeating the history that led to WWI with the U.S. as the revolutionary loudmouth trying to bring the Russian Tsars down and usher in the malice that became Communism. The DeceptiCONS clamoring for Putin’s head have identified the wrong enemy, AGAIN. Why are they still in power?
Reporter writes “blah blah blah” on his notepad, as a quote, while interviewing a Tea Party candidate
VIDEO: Per my conversation about Beyonce’s lewd and pornographic music comes this lecture on Music and Its Influence On Culture – Few will listen and share because the indictment is near universal in these United States, that doesn’t make the lecturer wrong it makes the unrepenent viewer guilty
My Latest piece at the Daily Caller .”Robespierre’s rotting carcass and burning soul finally have something to smile about. Let’s hope it takes the Chinese a few months to mold, then sharpen, the blades on the guillotines they must surely be building for the American thought police who, no doubt, are already gearing up for another purge…”
Those who hail formerly of the Catholic Church and now of various denominations are beginning to see the problem created by these schisms as the denominational clergy, guided by various, changing interpretations of the Church’s ancien regime, clamour for solidarity on the Ten Commandments, applied to abortion. Souls are stirring in solemn reflection methinks
“The conservative ‘movement’ has failed”, so sayeth Gerald Russello at Nomocracy in Politics. Mr Russello is making the the argument that Russell Kirk made and that I have been echoing: the project to halt then convert progressives into conservatives has failed. The effort to make all facets of life, market “based” and thus subject to the state’s omnipotence has failed. When will “conservatives” realize the field is lost, the solutions are aged and well known and get about the business of implementing them?
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