Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, brings you the sage, Christian minds of the 19th century, who saw our demise coming but could never have seen #GirlieMen & their Twitter chivalry. 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. “This reduction of conservatism to the trivial could be seen most clearly when the celebrated ‘conservative’ TV commentator Bill O’Reilly introduced a vocalist on his program as a “courageous conservative” for having voted for Mitt Romney in the last presidential race. Should we next compare this doughty “conservative” vocalist to those Breton peasants, the legendary Chouans, who battled the French Revolution on behalf of their deposed king and dishonored religion? This is not an attempt to be facetious. The word “conservative” has become such a free-floating usage that one has to turn on the TV to know what it means at a given moment.“ – Paul Gottfried, Nomocracy in Politics
Vets are dying and Bradley Manning gets fast-tracked for a “sex change” operation!? And you wonder why I avoid VA discussions because it pains me so, the outrage is more than some men can take.
Are Pro-Life, Pro-Family Catholics & Christians prepared for the persecution that is at hand? Dr. John George warns at annual Catholic Prayer Breakfast that “The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism are past. It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel. A price is demanded and must be paid. There are costs of discipleship—heavy costs, costs that are burdensome and painful to bear.”
If the CDC wants to investigate an epidemic, then try this one on for size: 10.6 MILLIONS of people are now on “disability”
Thanks to Alan Greenspan and the Feds central bankers nearly 40% of all mortgages are STILL upside down. This as a result of the second biggest, Fed-made asset bubble in history (I say that as the student loan bubble is #1 but it is debatable if it carries an ‘asset’ on kids…check that, unemployed 30 year old’s balance sheets)
Libya continues it’s inevitable descent into chaos and civil war, another plum to pick from the “lead from in front” brigade of Obama/Bush/Clinton foreign policy wonks. The question is, why is there no Mosseh Deqh to replace Ghadaffi? Don’t the Brits have someone at Oxford that looks Libyan and will happily take over to sell-out Libyans to BP?
Where the Jobs Aren’t Pt I – The 2008-2014 data continue to show that the “recovery” of 2009-present has never materialized and the ski slope droppoff of those in the labor force has to alarm the biggest fans of big brother.
Where the Jobs Aren’t Pt II – Now Mish looks at the last two years (2012-2014) by them selves to find that geezered citizens make up the bulk of any hiring gains outside the population growth while the middle remained miserably stuck where it was
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
Patrick J Buchanan asks the same question” was the SCOTUS’s flawed decision in Brown worth the upheaval AND end results for black students that is undeniable today. Witness Michele Obama’s lament pace Buchanan. “Speaking in Topeka on the anniversary of Brown, Michelle Obama bemoaned the fact that, “Today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech. Many districts have actually pared back on efforts to integrate their schools and many communities have become less diverse. Ms. Obama is undeniably correct. Yet, there are other realities that folks need to stop denying”
NH Police Commish resigns after using the “n-word” to describe President Obama. This is an interesting case for the deniers of Chris Ferrara’s point on last week’s show that “evil has no rights”. If the term is harmful, thus “evil”, then Ferrara’s point is made but not in the manner and for the purpoose he was [corectly] making it
Abbeville Institute I: When did the narrative begin that the entire South and Southern cause was devoted to slavery and the war was welcomed as a chance to fight for the enslavement of Africans? Here’s when…
TwitterMad I: In the same vein as Kevin Williamson (below) the narcissism accusation for the TwitterMad #bringbackourgirls fetish is, I theorize, itself in danger of becoming a self-serving complaint
TwitterMad II: 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…
TwitterMad III: Nigerians speak up. “Take your Tags and shove ’em”, you’ll expand military ops on this continent and that is not good for Nigerians. ”
So what is REALLY going on in Nigeria? This TakiMag writer has spent more than 30 years in the country and sheds some much needed light on the subject
Fatkins diet strikes back. A civilization that has to be led by the nose hairs to feed its own children in a land of plenty deserves to be force fed the lunch preferences of our Queen, FLOTUS, but the GOP says it’s CTA’s are striking back and they mean it when they say #FreeOurLunches
Phillip Giraldi suggests what a “founders foreign policy” might look like and unfortunately, you won’t find it for sale in any of the political establishments or parties that comprise the CTA and their faux monarchy I describe on the radio show
ObamaCareLess: John Hancock Life Insurance companies announces that its emulation of namesake John Hancock is over and that civil government has won so it is bailing on its retirement AND Health insurance programs for employees. Folks, unless we wake up and get about the process of rethinking the Union, THIS is all of our fates if you work for corporate America
FLASHBACK: The Ukrainian mess that all the cool kids with the less than heroic motivations want to send their Twitter demands for was instigated, orchestrated then coinducted by the U.S., Great britain and NATO
If you’re getting your economics news from the WSJ or Fox Business you might want to rethink that decision
The “Land of Lincoln” is now the “Land of Kentucky Fried Idiots” as IL is spending thousands of dollars it does not have to repopulate it’s prairies with “prairie chickens” which fled the state’s high taxes and …uhhhh… well, you know…. to the plains of nearby Kansas
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
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!?
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)
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.
Nomocracy: Prof. Paul Gottfried reviews John Keke’s books on conservatism and comes to the same conclusion as your humble correspondent: Conservatism means nothing beyond whatever huckster has said it means that will promote sale of his works
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
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
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
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!
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…”
“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.
I’m no copyright expert but the lawsuit filed by Spirit guitarist over Stairway to Heaven rip-off doesn’t have that “oh yeah, that is a copy!” sound that George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” did when played after the Chiffon’s “He’s So Fine”
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: “Timor mortis, morte pejor” – The fear of death is worse than death