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Roy Moore and the GOPe

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , on December 1, 2017 by cavalier973

This article makes a point I hadn’t thought of concerning the Republican Establishment’s opposition to Roy Moore: Moore’s win will signal to other potential populist candidates that Republican Establishment politicians are vulnerable.

 

 

Also, why the accusations against Moore aren’t actually credible.

Info about the “Olde Hickory House”.

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Projection, Inc.

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2017 by cavalier973

September 26, 2017: Roy Moore wins the Republican Party primary run-off against Luther Strange, the GOP establishment pick, for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was appointed Attorney General by President Trump.

November 9, 2017: The Washington Post reports that one Leigh Corfman claims that Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14 years old.

November 13, 2017: One Beverly Nelson, accompanied by Gloria Allred, accuses Moore of having assaulted her, including attempted rape, when she was 16 years old. She provides as evidence a yearbook that Moore supposedly signed.

November 16, 2017: One Tina Johnson accused Roy Moore of having grabbed her buttocks in 1991. She was age 28 at the time.

Roy Moore denies all allegations of assault. So far, no evidence apart from the testimony of the three women has emerged that substantiates the allegations against Moore. There are other elements of rumormongering, such as that Moore was banned from the local mall for being creepy. Such rumors have been refuted by people who worked at the mall at the time, so there is little need to address them. Just be aware that, in this story, since there is so little evidence (as in “nonexistent”), then Moore’s accusers are compelled to throw every little bit of nonsense into the soup and see what floats.

What we have learned since then, is that Leigh Corfman was a troubled teen prior to meeting Moore, that custody of her was being changed from her mother to her father, and that she moved to a different town than the one in which she claims Moore assaulted her. There were about twelve days from the day of the hearing (it was a custody hearing, not a divorce hearing), which is when Moore supposedly obtained her phone number, to the date when she moved to a different town, so there was not much time for Moore to practice his “pedophiliantics” on her. Besides that, there are reports that she has accused other men of sexually assaulting her.

We have also learned that the yearbook that Nelson provided as evidence appeared to have been doctored, forged, or otherwise tampered with, since the color of the ink of Moore’s supposed signature is in different shades. The apparently faked evidence discredits the rest of her story.

We have also learned that Tina Johnson was in a custody battle with her mother for her son. She lost custody of her son to her mother. Roy Moore represented her mother in the suit. It is reasonable to assume she feels some enmity against Moore, based on his role in her losing custody of her child.

All three accusers’ stories have been compromised. They are not “credible” as so many of Roy Moore’s detractors have claimed.

There are six other women who claim that they dated Roy Moore when they were teenagers or in their twenties, and he was in his early thirties, but they do not say that he assaulted them, and instead report that he, by any reasonable estimation, acted like a gentleman. Nevertheless, they are lumped into the group of “Roy Moore’s accusers” by his detractors.

MEANWHILE

Just about every big name leftist, in the world of politics, entertainment, and journalism, has had to step down, or be fired, or endure a good ribbing, for actually and verifiably assaulting women. Multiple women, even. Matt Lauer. John Conyers. Garrison Flipping Keillor. (by the way, remember Keillor’s mean letter to Trump? It’s kind of funny, now. “You won’t get what you want.” Heh, heh.) When they attack Roy Moore, the leftist-progressives are projecting, and projecting hard.

Whatever. Leftists will be hypocrites; it’s what they were born to be. What is agitating is the supposed conservatives that have jumped on the “Roy Moore is a pedophile” bandwagon. Never mind that he has not actually been accused of sexually assaulting children. The Ben Shapiros and Mitt Romneys and Rick Wilsons and Ben Howes and Allahpundits and Jonah Goldbergs and Erick Ericksons of the world are all very much taken in by allegations made by single accusers with no corroborating witnesses or evidence. When they make the assertion that the claims against Moore are “credible”, they are revealing that they know there is not any real evidence that he actually assaulted anyone. They are basically saying, “I know there is no evidence, but I so want these allegations about Moore to be true, so I will continue to assert that the allegations are true.” If there were actual evidence, then they would say, for example, “We know these allegations are true, because we have this blue dress with some of Roy Moore’s ‘precious bodily fluids’.”

But what about the principle of “Innocent until proven guilty?”

“This is the public sphere, not a court of law!” they crow (further showing their tacit acknowledgement that evidence is lacking/nonexistent).

Fools.

The murder of liberty starts in the public sphere, but they are wallowing so hard in the muck of their own willful credulity that they probably won’t realize what role they have played in their own enslavement until the point they are marched to Room 101 to have a rat cage shoved on their heads. By participating in the character assassination of an honorable man, they make themselves bearers of false witness. I almost guarantee that they will, one day, be forced to give a groveling apology to Roy Moore. It will happen either in this life, or in front of God’s throne, but it will happen.

I say “almost guarantee”, because there is a chance that Roy Moore is actually guilty of what he is accused. It is highly unlikely, but if actual evidence is produced, then I will admit I was wrong about him, and eat my humble pie. But I won’t have regrets for adhering to that very American principle of “innocent until proven guilty”.

 

An addendum: Mo Brooks’ name is sometimes brought up, as a write-in replacement for Roy Moore. Well, here is what Mr. Brooks had to say about the matter in a recent radio interview:

There are only two that have asserted that Roy Moore engaged in unlawful conduct. One of those is clearly a liar because that one forged the ‘Love, Roy Moore’ part of a yearbook in order to try to for whatever reason get at Roy Moore and win this seat for the Democrats, and there’s a lot more to it as to why I believe that the evidence is almost [incontrovertible] about whether the yearbook was forged.

So, now you’re down to one witness who said that Roy Moore engaged in nonconsensual sexual contact, OK? Well, that one witness’ testimony is in direct and stark contrast with that of the other seven ladies, who said that he acted like an officer and a gentleman. And you look at the preponderance of the evidence, and then you add Roy Moore’s denial, and you add his long deeply held Christian beliefs, and I just don’t think there’s any way in the world that a jury would agree with the assertions of The Washington Post and others that are trying to make us believe in the state of Alabama that we would be electing a pedophile. And I think it’s doing a great disservice to the people of Alabama and America to try to make this race about that issue when it should be about border security, and illegal aliens … and national defense.”

The practical results of Marriage redefinition

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2017 by cavalier973

So many here in the United States enthusiastically supported the Supreme Court’s decision to “legalize” so-called “marriage equality”. They either did not expect or did not care that legally changing the definition of marriage would result in social upheaval. Here is what is going on in Great Britain following their own rejection of definitional marriage.

I imagine that persecuting faithful Christians, Jews, and Muslims is a feature, not a bug, to those who want to impose their version of Newspeak with regard to marriage and sexuality. I even expect, eventually, that laws will be passed to seize the children of religious people, to “protect” the children from their parent’s “bigotry”.

My message to those proponents of marriage redefinition (and gender redefinition, etc.): you will win on this issue, in the short term. Longer term, though, will see your devilry utterly crushed. Not a threat, not a promise, just an observation. Your only hope is to repent of your unbelief, and call on the name of Jesus Christ. His sacrificial death on the cross paid for your sin–and sins–and you do not have to experience God’s holy wrath. I don’t think you have much time, either. Soon, the Church will be gone, and your slim hope for salvation will most likely be through martyrdom.

I’ve been listening to Chuck Missler’s series on the Book of Revelation, and it’s been quite encouraging. I’m not sure I agree with everything he says, but his lectures line up with my own understanding of Scripture, and so I am enjoying them.

Lee and Lincoln

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , on August 27, 2017 by cavalier973

It has become trendy recently for “conservative-types” to declare that Gen. Robert E. Lee was a “traitor”, probably in response to the call by leftist-progressives to remove statues honoring Confederates. An interesting charge; Lee would certainly have disagreed with the underlying assumption that the Federal Government owned his allegiance to a greater degree than his home State of Virginia, but the self-described conservatives seem to have swallowed the narrative that the Federal Government somehow owns all of us, and so any action taken against that government is wrong, and immoral, and treasonous.

I would be curious to know if these supposed conservatives think that Gen. Lee should have been executed for his “crime”. If not, then they don’t consider treason that bad of a crime. If they think he SHOULD have been executed, then they are in conflict with the actual victors at the end of the war, who decided not to execute, permanently imprison, or otherwise severely punish the “traitors” of the South, apart from requiring oaths of allegiance, and preventing them from being elected for political office for a little while (many of the same people who effected Southern Secession were right back in power only a few years after the end of the Civil War).

Anyway, if we grant the supposed conservatives’ charge that Gen. Lee was a traitor, then so was Gen. Washington, and since the supposed conservatives are crying a river of tears over the thought of statues of Washington being removed, then, again, it’s not apparent that these same people consider treason to be that bad of a crime. Gen. Lee’s real crime, I guess, is being on the losing side of a war.

Also, Slavery. Slavery, Slavery, Slavery, Slavery. “Just say Slavery”. Ooh! The Slaves! The South had Slaves! And Slavery!

Interestingly, while defense and maintenance of Slavery can explain why the South seceded, it does not explain why the North invaded. In addition, even if the North had invaded the South for the express purpose of freeing the slaves, the war would still be more immoral than slavery, just like murder is more immoral than kidnapping and theft. But, that’s a different topic. Right now, we’re talking about treason.

Let us look, then, at the Constitutional description of treason in Article III, Section 3, Clause 1:

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

Okay; Gen. Lee did none of that at the beginning of the war. Neither did Jefferson Davis, nor Beauregard, nor any of the Southerners. The South did not invade the Northern States. Not at first, anyway. Lee’s attempted invasion into the Northern states happened long after the war started, and was not done in an attempt to conquer the Northern States, but to provide material relief (food and supplies) to the Southern armies, so that doesn’t really count. Had the North not invaded the South, first, in other words, then Lee would not have marched his armies into Maryland and Pennsylvania. Also, the Southern firing on Fort Sumter, which was in Charleston Harbor, can hardly be described as levying war against “the States”.

You know who did “levy war against THEM [i.e., the States]? Abraham Lincoln. Deploying troops to the fort for the purposes of collecting tribute was the original act of war. The counter-argument by supposed conservatives is that the Federal Government “owned” the fort, and so had eternal rights to its usage. Eh.

Imagine, if you will, that the United Nations started agitating for the United States to cough up more money. The United States refused, and declared that they will withdraw from the UN. The UN, in response, deploys troops to the UN Building in New York City, with the stated intention of collecting the fees, duties, and tributes that it claims the U.S. owes. The United States orders the U.S. military to fire on the building. Which side initiated hostilities?

Hint: It was the United Nations.

If the supposed conservatives claim that this imagined scenario is “different”; that the United States was not supposed to be a collection of independent nations that formed an alliance to effect actions for the common good of them all, and that the Constitution was instead an eternally binding compact that formed a single nation from component parts, then they demonstrate that they are interpreting Southerners’ perceptions of “the Union” through the prism of their own Federal-Government-worshipping understanding and biases.

Nevertheless, it’s politically expedient (in the minds of the supposed conservatives) to declare that “slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK” are all elements of the Democrat Party. Please. The Dems purges those elements from their party long ago, so the charge is irrelevant. What these supposed conservatives are really doing is alienating potential allies: limited-government adherents who are also people who honor Southern heroes like Gen. Lee for their sustained fight against Federal tyranny. “Fine! Who needs you, anyway?” might be these supposed conservatives’ response, but they’re never going to get the America they want until they first acknowledge that the men of the seceding South were the Good Guys.

Stuff Going On — 06/08/2017

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2017 by cavalier973

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress, and lets them know that President Trump made him feel uncomfortable, and that Trump’s stated reasons for firing him are lies.

ISIS “Fighters” have shot hundreds of civilians, including women and children, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, trying to keep said civilians from fleeing. ISIS needs civilians to act as human shields. I would think that they could carry that sort of evil on for only so long, before they run into desperate people who decide that, if they are going to die, anyway, they might as well take some of the ISIS monsters with them.

Senator Bernie Sanders tries to impose a religious test on a political appointee.

When Chinese take jobs from Americans.

Stuff Going On — 06/06/2017

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2017 by cavalier973

Some employee of a government contractor managed to get some classified information, which she then mailed to a news publication. She got arrested. The information appears to show that Russian agents managed to hack a voting services company. Julian Assange, of WikiLeaks, appears to be defending her.

♣ Jesus said that it would better for someone to have a millstone placed around his neck and that he be thrown into the sea, than that the someone harm a child. Politicians in Canada are disregarding the Son of God’s warning. They will learn to their eternal sorrow that ignoring Jesus is a bad idea.

For leftist-progressives, child abuse is a regular way of life. If they can’t slaughter children in the womb, they will use a child’s natural instinct to trust to twist that child’s mind and ruin his life. They are the most evil people alive. They will writhe in the torment of their own shame for eternity.

Fortunately for them, there is an escape: Jesus took upon Himself the shame of us all, satisfying God’s wrath against us for our sin and making it possible for us to enjoy eternity doing interesting work for the glory of God.

Darwinoids can’t decide of evolution occurs by external natural phenomena effecting changes in organisms (the traditional view), or if organisms have a “plastic” genetic code that allow them to move into different environments on purpose.

Listening to the Darwinoid narrative, one can get the idea that “Natural Selection” is a driving force, but Natural selection is just a description of what happens; the concept has no agency.

For example, one gets the idea that, supposing that there is an island populated with dogs, a permanent climate change toward colder temperatures would “cause” dogs to develop long-hair characteristics. Darwinoids don’t really posit this; it just seems like it from listening to them. What Darwinoids say occurs in the above example is that, when the climate changes on the island, the dogs with longer hair tend to live longer, can acquire greater amounts of food–making them healthier–and are more exuberant maters, producing more offspring with the long-haired gene, until eventually the short-haired dogs can no longer find mates to breed. If the climate changes to a warmer one, the process reverses, and short-haired dogs become dominant.

The question that Darwinoids seem to avoid is, why do any of the dogs (or any mammal) have hair at all? Which developed first, male sexual organs, or female sexual organs–did they develop at the same time? I’m sure there’s some fru-fru talk about gender-bending “bacteria” (or some population of “simple organisms”) that became hard-coded with one gender or the other because Natural Selection meant that hard-coded gender bacteria was able to produce more offspring in populations than bacteria that could switch genders and just shut up and gives us more government funding, you Creatard.

Robots are going to take over our jobs, and then the robots will have everything, and live in big mansions, and drive big cars, and take our womenfolk, and we’ll have nothing.

Stuff Going On — 06/05/2017

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2017 by cavalier973

Several Arab nations–Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Egypt–have moved to isolate Qatar. They have blocked flights into and out of the country, and told Qatari citizens to leave. This seems to be in response to President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, where he urged the Arab leaders to take a stronger stance against terrorism. Qatar tries to sit the fence between the Saudis and the Iranians, who hate each other.

British police are still investigating a terrorist attack in London last Saturday evening. Three men ploughed through a crowd of people, then exited the van and began slashing people in the throat with knives. Seven people were killed, and forty-eight injured. Twenty-one of those injured are reported to be in critical condition.

The above link doesn’t mention it, but people fought back with chairs, bottles, and other items they had at hand. It seems that five more people were arrested, with one of those trying to make an escape.

The citizens of the United Kingdom suffered a bombing attack at a concert in late May, and an attack in March, in which a terrorist used a van to run people over.

The citizens are also headed to the election polls in three days, and Prime Minister Theresa May’s Tory party has had its lead in the polls eroded from around twenty points to around one.

Trump got in on the story, by tweeting about the need for his Travel Ban to prevent such an occurrence in the U.S. He also misquoted the London Mayor in an attempt to show the mayor taking a benign view of the attacks. The mayor urged Londoners to “not be alarmed by the increased police presence”, but Trump left out the part about “police presence”, making it seem that the mayor was urging people to not be alarmed about the terrorist attack.

Also, Trump received criticism for calling it a terrorist attack before the local government or media had labeled it so.

Ten chain restaurants that are no longer with us. I’ve eaten at the Casa Bonita (in Little Rock), the Pancho’s (in Texarkana), and at the Steak & Ale (in Memphis). The Casa Bonita and the Steak & Ale were intriguingly decorated, though in different ways. Casa Bonita was an all-you-can-eat restaurant, but you didn’t go to a buffet bar. It had a little flag on a pole at your table. When you were ready for more food, you raised the flag, and the waitress would get your order. Pancho’s had a similar gimmick. The Steak & Ale had really good dark brown bread they served while you were waiting for your order.

The laziest argument against Free Trade, ever. By Don Boudreaux.

Protectionists and neo-mercantilists hate private property almost as much as communists do.