Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, bringing you the latest from a world gone mad. Robin Williams tragic death reminds us that laughter is folly and carries no promise of protection from the real forces of darkness. 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. “Having mentioned laughing, I must particularly warn you against it: and I could heartily wish, that you may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh while you live. Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and in manners; it is the manner in which the mob express their silly joy at silly things; and they call it being merry. In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. True wit, or sense, never yet made anybody laugh; they are above it: They please the mind, and give a cheerfulness to the countenance. But it is low buffoonery, or silly accidents, that always excite laughter; and that is what people of sense and breeding should show themselves above.“ – The Earl of Chesterfield in his “Letter to his son” number XXXII
The Earl of Chesterfield cautioned his son “Dear Boy” that laughter was “folly” and the work of the “ill-mannered”, words worth pondering while praying for the family of Robin Williams and his immortal soul. Williams died in his Marin County, CA home on Monday morning, suspected cause of death is asphyxiation
Yet another reason to never wear short pants in public: Bill Clinton wears them while strolling UK beaches with Slick Hilly. Recall my essays on the virtue of President James Monroe, dying tens of thousands of dollars in debt, most of that rung up while he was President in his (inadequately funded) official duties. The Clinton’s dropped $100k for a 3 week stay at a beach house
Patrick J Buchanan asks the only question that needs asking in the crisis of ISIS’s jihad, aimed at Iraq’s ancient, Christian communities: If McCain, Ayotte, Graham, King et al REALLY think ISIS is coming to hit San Diego then why don’t they demand Obama call Congress back into session and declare war on the outfit?
My conversation with Michael Brendan Dougherty on Iraq and the deplorable conditions brought about by our hyperbolic, bellicose foreign policies
The Vote Yes for Scottish Independence campaign has produced a new TV ad that is worth watching and mimicking. Take the pro-life themes and apply them to the independent statehood of America’s States and we have an actionable plan to leave Mordor
The latest polling in Scotland shows that the “you cannot make it without Downing street wiping your bottom for you” is winning the fear campaign. If the Scottish people bail on Independence, like Lee surrendering at Appomattox there will be a lethal pall covering a turn away from consolidation and all the war, theft, debt and deceit it so expertly conducts
Andrew Sullivan blogs my sentiments on the ramped up “air-strike” effort in Iraq and against the U.S. armed ISIS (no that is NOT an accusation, rather a “puerae de armis”) precisely because Slick Hilly, McCain and Grahamnesty cannot be trusted with ANY war-making power they will certainly abuse
Meanwhile Obama informs the hoi polloi that the new NEW Iraqi “Premier” is welcomed by the U.S. and that even though we are committed to “humanitarian” efforts, merely dropping bombs on ISIL will not make them go away. Gee, where have I heard that before?
Surprise, surprise, taxpayer, OBEY your federal taxing authority and pay for the public education of the entire known universe’s children, citizen! Obama’s DOE issues edict that all our new, lice infested illegal alien immigrant children MUST be educated at each state’s expense as the Overlords dictate
The Constitution’s “importation” clause is contained in Article 9 of the Constitution which contains enumerated limitations of the Federal Government. I am exploring the genesis of the 1808 (twenty years) sunset and if it was targeted solely at importing slaves in the Prep Better section of this site (Founders Pass membership req’d). “The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.”
The New York Times gives the Libertarian movement the spotlight it complains mightily about not receiving. Read this piece thoroughly and you will see why libertarians were, as Russell Kirk termed them, “chirping Sectaries” pursuing a baseless ideology completely detached from any transcendent force (God) and without responsibility to any controlling force outside of the abstract of property ownership and commercial exchange. As St Augustine pointed out, if viewed properly, even this is a result of God’s plan. you won’t find that humble admission among the findings in this piece.
No sooner was the ink dry on the NY Times “Libertarian moment” piece, listed above, than the usual suspects got busy denouncing the 14 page report by claiming its all just a circumstantial evidence-fantasy. Libertarians are most certainly advancing but there is an even greater movement advancing, it is the renaissance of Catholic Church, reaching back across time, to re-establish a Christian connection to the State
The so-called Prophet’s demonic hordes revel in the de-capitated heads of Christians who refuse to covert to Islam. Anyone who believes that any Deity requires this savagery as an act of worship is answering to the designs of he who is not and never will be God
Meanwhile, the puppet “President” that Bush/Cheney et al helped install to manage their new, islamic state (Maliki) that can’t or won’t stop the slaughter of its 2,000 year old Christian population so we orchestrate yet another Mid-east coup to install someone who will
“Nuke the site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure”. There’s no better gauge of the shallow mindedness infecting most of our fellow citizens than to witness outrage over a TV “talk-show” being interrupted by the news that the citizens country, the United States, has begun dropping bombs in Iraq.
The absurdity of bombing ISIS’s military advances is made clear by the fact that ISIS is nearly exclusively using American made weaponry. Any extended campaign in Iraq to protect Iraqi civilians, including Christians targeted for their faith, will put our forces against similarly armed forces, thanks to the 2003 Iraq invasion debacle
Michelle Obama’s school lunch program gets the boot in KY but not because it has produced thought control but because the kids won’t eat the broccoli
Michael Brendan Dougherty predicted it: ISIS is targeting all the Christian cities of Iraq, Mosul is already a rubble heap and Irbil is next. Christian Kurds meanwhile beg for U.S. help as White House mouthpiece Josh Earnest callously states “there is no military solution for the problems in Iraq”. Funny, when we wanted to remove Saddam, there was ONLY a military solution. Saddam at least kept the Islamic hoardes from murdering Christians but thanks to DeceptiCON arrogance, our brothers and sisters in Christ are slowly being martyr’d. PRAY
Speaking of MBD, his latest pulls the curtain back off the opportunists in high ranking Tea Party outfits. I cleared my conscience long ago when TP groups could stitch together $50k to hire Sara Palin for 30 minute speeches. MBD names names, groups and how they operate while pointing out a painful truth that I can vouch for: the opportunists win again. The Lefties are never in denial of their professional, “consultant” class that earns its “living” off the tax deductible booty amped up by federal grants and outright appropriations. The Right TRIES to play pure with it’s opportunist “work-force” and the tragedy is there are millions of actual concerned citizens, whose [political] lives, [small] fortunes and [now defiled] scared honor is on the line.
Updates from the WaPo show that ISIS has moved into control of Iraq’s biggest water dam, a breach of which could flood Baghdad. The Islamic jihad has also captured the ancient Christian town of Qaraqosh and has pinned hundreds of Kurds to a mountaintop without food, water or shelter. I am not a proponent of intervention by our military in any conflict but since we set these events in motion we may be honor bound to consider a Just intervention
That creepy feeling of the loss of initiative many of us have been trying to express is now a trend you can demonstrate with actual data and the biggest surprise is? All those hoodie wearing tech-ie-naires are an exception to the solidifying rule: young people do not know HOW to be entrepreneurs
Srdja Trifkovic explains the results of the Israel-Hamas war in terms so stark I chasten Israel-firsters to NOT read them. Trifkovic’s analysis could easily apply to the U.S. and the shambles that were once countries we have left around the Mid-East
IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE? You betcha. Members of the United States Senate WANT the President to be the House where bills raising revenue originate? THIS is an example of what the impeachment power was meant to deal with (although a censure can do similar things). The wicked policy of global integration and deadly intervention will prove to be anathema to republics of the future including the ones that will be borne of the impending breakup of the American Union.
America, Have it YOUR way, ALWAYS. We have all been witness to a spoiled brat yuppie demeaning the hourly employees at any popular retailer or restaurant because “the customer is always right”. Now this extends to Catholic churches where remaining REVERENT in the presence of God has given way to being the attention center in God’s house. Witness any Novus Ordo Mass’s “let us show each other a sign of peace” which devolves into a kissing, waving and “brotherly love” fest the hippie pagans at Woodstock couldn’t even pull off.
Liberty The God That Failed, now has Libertarians conceding that Liberty cannot actually be their God by proposing a “libertarian case for a “Basic Income Guarantee”.
The stupidity of the sanction war against Russia by the U.S. and the equally imbecilic EU now bites poor Polish farmers in the butt as Russia bans Polish produce from importation. PROOF that what Ron Paul warned of has come to fruition: sanctions only punish the poor and are acts of economic war
Continuing my exploration of things everyone of us can d0 OUTSIDE of incessant incriminations via media and obsession over the political policy and participants of our day h/t audiosancto: “Rules of Life”
Let’s just review an important statistic this morning: the top 20 WEALTHIEST countries on earth (UN-2012). Look at the attached graphic and excluding the United States, note what things most of the countries on this list have in common. 1. They are small and the scale of representation is in-line; they are NOT known as military powers and they are not known as interventionists in other country’s affairs….hmmmmm….. is there a message here for the titanic, bloated menace that is the United States today?
AUDIO EDITION of this discussion on wealth & size is here
Obama: “The…’merican people don’t want me…..just standin’ around….waitin’ for Congress to do something”. The American people don’t grant you your power, the Constitution does and it REQUIRES YOU to “stand around” and wait for Congress to act so you can either A. sign & execute or B. veto
More Pulitzer prize winning work from Brandon Darby at breitbart.com, our man on the Southern Border reports that the entire planet seems to have gotten the memo that the United States is open for hauling in our welfare state “safety nets” whomever makes to the U.S. / Mexico border
This long and sordid history of the State of California’s 19th century actions against Chinese immigrants paints a very solid picture of the “alien friends” doctrine I have been talking about now for the last 3 months. Note that California acted as a sovereign entity and imposed her own taxes on Chinese immigrants to dissuade them
Glenn Greenwald via Edward Snowden: Obama and the U.S. government are in cahoots with Israel on most everything they do militarily including military planning and targetingImaginative Conservative: Congratulations new Roman disciples of Nero, the persecution and quest to squash Christianity and Christians is alive and vibrant yet again. The same refutation the pagans suffered last time is set to repeat itself because there is but One Truth.
Brits decide to create, then publicly fund, an “online sperm bank” for lesbians only. In what can only be described by me as the plan to rid the British Isles of pesky men we now learn that it is only the science of biology that matters in creating families,. not mothers (they are temporarily needed) and NO fathers need apply.
Why is the FDA persecuting into closure the oldest cigar rolling factory in the USA? Save Cigar City campaign needs your help and the FDA needs to be abolished, again
SMOKE THIS! If the FDA cigar regulations go into effect, every handmade cigar sold in the U.S. will be “regulated” just like cigarettes, will have to undergo scientific testing, will be subject to new taxes and will not be allowed into the free-market unless approved by FDA. This will shutter the US cigar/tobacconist industries and make brans like my el Rey Dude Corona cigar a thing of the past.
Michael Scheuer unloads on the “Israel Firsters” who have corrupted the US political process by their willing into existence a conflict with jihadi extremists we had no attachment to
George Will thinks the National Legislature has the power to compel every county in the U.S. to adopt 20 illegal alien children, educate, feed and clothe them and “make them Americans”. I would like to ask the foundational question, citing what Constitutional power does Mr Will believe Mordor has such authority? Ilana Mercer has some thoughts on “Robbing Peter to pay Pedro”
Remember all those “Get Putin” demands from last week, because Putin MUST have been behind the downing of MH17, he’s Putin after all? Well the evidence is mounting that it was a Ukrainin military jet that did the shooting and there are eyewitnesses to back up the story
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If you have taken my [r]epublican Challenge #1 (for Fathers) then you probably have a good handle on what to do when confronted with situations that can easily lead into violent, parental, episodes. This FL dad confronted one such episode and dealt with it heroically (yay) only to use the event to a gain a shameful advantage.
An oldie but goodie from Joe Sobran on the Right of Secession as the ultimate and final check against an oppressive Central Government, namely the one in the style of the (sic) United State of America
How would Patrick Henry handle our problems of ObamaCare & never-ending wars? Read a FREE chapter preview of Mike Church’s “Patrick Henry-American Statesman” for the Liberty or Death Patriot’s life-story
When the price of bacon goes parabolic, brought on by conditions the Federal Leviathan says cannot exist so long as they are on the job, it may get the attention of the apathetic hoi polloi
Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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Did you know that in 1865, 7,000 Confederation citizens sailed to Brazil and set up a community there and are STILL there today? Hmmmm, maybe there IS still a place to seek refuge from Obama’s Leviathan
Today’s Latin Phrase of the Day: “Et Libertas set pectus purim et fermium gestate; alias res obnoxiosae note in obscura latent.” Liberty is having a pure and dauntless heart; all else is slavery and hidden darkness