Ohio “botched” execution is being used in to stop death penalty in LA but the story is bogus
Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest [r]epublican news, reading selections and Mike’s take on the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the impending execution of a convicted child killer in LA. 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. “Such an understanding of the arrogant ‘progressive’ was shown by Chesterton when he observed that ‘man should be a prince looking from the pinnacle of a tower built by his fathers, and not a contemptuous cad, perpetually kicking down the ladders by which he’s climbed.’ The same point was made by Chesterton in the distinction between the “fatal” iconoclasm of this contemptuous and contemptible form of progressivism and the genuine progress associated with the growth of wisdom or virtue: ‘The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.’ -Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative
VIDEO: More evidence of what I write about in the Daily Caller this week, the loss of the taboo of death brought on by never-ending wars and the military – government cult it empowers. Watch as an Iowa family is mortified by what look like professional soldiers from a M.I. film
The Ohio murderer executed 2 weeks ago by the new lethal injection “cocktail” did NOT suffer any pain and was asked to fake the agony so anti- death penalty advocates could seize on it to bring capital punishment to an end
This case is now being used to delay the execution in Louisiana of Christopher Sepulvado for the brutal murder of his 6 year old stepson. Reading the post above it is now clear that the McGuire death penalty was carried out as it was planned and McGuire did not endure “cruel and unusual punishment”
The state and a federal judge have now agreed to halt the execution of 90 days so that the lethal injection ingredients can be evaluate (again). Governor Jindal says the state has all it needs to perform the execution while the victim’s mother wonders why it matters if this monster suffers saying “my son suffered.”
We all love Obama’s Red Economy – Manufacturing orders/activity plummeted to the lowest level in 4 years and “economists” did what they always do with such a huge miss: they blame the weather
TIC – What would Plato think about “progressive America?” Is progress for the sake of saying you “progressed” always an inherent good?What if in order to “progress” you actually have to regress by pretending that the greatness of the past never happened
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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.
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman was not Hollywood’s typical “star” bringing a range of characters to life in nearly everything he played, like Brandt from “The Big Lebowski”
FIFTY bags of what cops believe is heroin were in Hoffman’s apartment? Something just doesn’t add up here folks
What is it about stories that make them worth telling and then retelling, especially to kids? It is that the best stories place the hero in a situation you want him to triumph over, mostly because you know his story
F.A. Hayek knew that “planned” acts like “ObamaCare” will always fail because the planner can never possibly know or predict the precise ingredients or amounts that must go into making it work. “The common features of all collectivist systems may be described, in a phrase ever dear to socialists of all schools, as the deliberate organization of the labors of society for a definite goal. That our present society lacks such “conscious” direction toward a single aim, that its activities are guided by the whims and fancies of irresponsible individuals, has always been one of the main complaints of its socialist critics.”
Minimum Wage Follies: Mish makes the point that if you are going to raise the minimum wage under guise of fairness and poverty abatement then you should agree to simultaneously DECREASE Food Stamps and other “safety net” programs
You can take it when you can pry from George Mason’s cold, dead fingers! Incorporationistas at Stanford insist that the framers of the 2nd Amendment would never want citizens to own the same weapons the military owns. Wanna bet?
MIKE CHURCH VIDEO – Mike has covered the death penalty cases of Ohio’s Dennis McGuire and Louisiana’s Christopher Sepulvado here
Speaking of the pro-choicers, Ohio’s most infamous baby killer, he of 3rd trimester abortion fame, has been hampered in his butchery by the legislature but remains ever defiant and devoted to his campaign
Still McCAin: The dynamic duo of Senators McCain & Graham team up to inform the world that Bashar Al Assad of Syria must be removed and our new al Queada buddies there, the “rebels”, must be armed to help bring that about
UPDATE: Senators on the same trip as McCain &* Graham now say that Kerry told them NOTHING about Syria “failing”. “The characterizations reported on today do not reflect the conversation that we heard. Neither of us recall the Secretary saying the policy of the Administration in Syria was failing, nor proposing new lethal assistance for Syrian opposition groups.”
UP IN SMOKE: Colorado legislators want to know that the stat’s marijuana salesmen can deposit their funds in FDIC insured banks and not worry about the Feds commandeering the funds for contraband sales
One false move and the kid gets it! Treasury Secretary tells reporters that if Congress doesn’t act to impoverish our children by borrowing more money they will have to pay back the “economy” will suffer even though the economy is actually suffering because of the central planning of interest rates and government spending,
NOMOCRACY IN POLITICS: Kevin Gutzman delivers a telling of the demise of the federal constitution’s impeachment clause that dates back to the earliest days under the Constitution… and we are still possessed of it today
As our Dear Leader was delivering his State of the Climate speech, promising action to “fix it” which I assume to mean tuning the global thermostat down, this while every measuring device in operation on the planet shows a cooling trend AND the Deep South of North America was experiencing a “once a generation winter storm”… wanna bet?
DeceptiCONNED: Republicans in Congress team up with Chuck Schumer & company to send ROCKETS and other weapons to our new buddies in Syria.
The MyRA is a sad, welfare state cash-grab of Hillary’s infamous “baby bonds”. Notice how the peasants in the article from CBS news are referred to as “workers” as if that is their sole purpose on this earth. Run folks, run very fast before this becomes Bride of Social Security
DeceptiCONNED: House GOP Leaders vote for $965 BILLION “farm bill” loaded with hundreds of billions in crop subsidies supported by the usual “conservative” suspects and of course nearly all the Democrat caucus. THIS is why vesting any time or effort into party politics and Mordor is a waste of time. Therre is no force on earth that is going to curtail, impede or deny the near $1 TRILLION in bribes, giveaways and subsidies save a crashed mentally system.
Why I Hate Politics Pt I, Vol I – Read Ross Douthat, a really smart, prolific writer, but woefully imbued with the conceit of the moment which is that we can save Us from Us if we just “reform” our magisterial national legislature. We can’t and this will only deliver more tears and frustration. He is correct, albeit tepidly, that the monster shift underway IS the reform, a shift to localities not just States reclaiming their sovereignty and self government, politics in DC are an impediment to this not an abettor. Assigning a political party-The GOP- as the home of “a better conservatism” is part of the fatal conceit and a misapplication of “conservatism” which is NOT a set of political proposals it is a way of life.
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LATIN PHRASE OF THE DAY: Spero et captivus nitor – I hope, and though a captive, I strive
FLASHBACK to “Times That Try Mens Souls”, Mike’s latest feature length docudrama – The Widow Who Saved The Revolution, who was she? the mystery is finally revealed. This woman took the Hessian Colonel Donop into her home of Dec., 23rd and kept him there until December 27th, long enough to prevent him reinforcing Trenton, NJ and squashing Washington’s Crossing Cell Mates Snowden & Clapper!?
Rethinking The America Union. “Evaluating The Current Union of States” a symposium suggested by Y/T has now taken up at Nomocracy in Politics. This discussion is, IMHO long overdue and I look forward to provocative debate of the pros and cons of the current order. Essay #1 has been posted by Prof Bruce Frohnnen and it is worthy of your consideration