The Zimmerman lawsuit: watch this case very carefully

It’s been widely reported that George Zimmerman is suing the family of the late Trayvon Martin, and others, for what most news media are calling “engineering false testimony“, or words to that effect.  However, I’ve seen no mainstream news articles that actually spell out what that “false testimony” is claimed to be. If true, Zimmerman’s allegations are explosive.  From the text of his filing in court (courtesy of a link at Gun Free Zone – text in bold, underlined print is my emphasis): Plaintiff George Zimmerman (“Zimmerman”) brings this action against Sybrina Fulton (“Fulton”), Rachel Jeantel (“Jeantel”), Brittany Diamond Eugene (“Eugene”), Tracy Martin (“Tracy Martin”), Benjamin Crump

Continue reading

Is the Catholic Church becoming just another hotbed of secular humanism?

American pentecostal evangelist Bob Mumford, whom I’ve mentioned in these pages before, once defined secular humanism as “what happens when the world evangelizes the church”.  I don’t think he was far wrong in that assessment.  More and more often, one sees churches and denominations behaving just like the world around them, ignoring the clarion call from the Divinity, in whatever way they proclaim him, to be a “sign of contradiction” to the world, the flesh and the devil. I should acknowledge that, as a former Catholic priest, I have a partisan perspective on this issue.  You’ll find my story in a series

Continue reading

The contempt of the ruling class for the ruled

If you’ve read the proposed “impeachment inquiry resolution” offered in Congress, you’ll understand just how profound is the contempt of the current majority there for the Constitution and laws of the United States.  They’re using those laws as levers to undermine the Constitution on which they’re based, and they have no problem with treating Congress as a partisan political fulcrum with which to try to lever a legitimately elected President out of office.  They’re not interested in whether it’s right or wrong to do something – only if they can twist words to call it legal.  “Legal” has supplanted “right or wrong” in US

Continue reading

A blast from the (fashionable) past

Australian reader Snoggeramus, who’s contributed many candidates for our Doofus Of The Day award, drew my attention to this 1997 report. George Alexander of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory reports that attorneys for Oleg Cassini phoned, saying how dare JPL put the fashion designer’s name on its Saturn probe without permission. JPL’s lawyers replied that the Cassini spacecraft was named for Jean Dominique Cassini, an 18th century astronomer. “There was a long silence on the other end of the phone,” Alexander said, “followed by an ‘Oh.’ ” Talk about an argument lost in space. Yes, that would have left egg on the lawyers’ collective faces.  I wonder

Continue reading

Crime, reform, and partisan politics

It looks like the administration in Seattle is doing a terrible job of controlling crime in that city.  Two reports by local business associations highlight the problems they’re facing as a result. I’m obliged to the good people at Bearing Arms for putting together this summary of the situation. I’ll quote it at length, because it deserves attention – and it’s symptomatic of the situation in so many of our larger cities at present. In fact, in Seattle, crimes like rape, homicide, and aggravated assaults are the highest recorded in over a decade … A new report commissioned by business associations in Seattle reveals that

Continue reading

Conspiracy? YES. Coup attempt? YES.

I have to take my hat off to the good people at The Federalist and The Last Refuge.  Their investigative journalism over the Ukraine affair has been absolutely first-class, rivaling anything one can imagine from mainstream media outlets in the past.  It’s thanks to them that the conspiracy behind the current brouhaha has been uncovered as far as it has;  and I’ve no doubt that they’ll keep ferreting out more facts to piece together. For a start, the Congressional Research Service is now implicated in the plot, for providing false and misleading interpretations of US law. Compelling new evidence now shows that the purportedly

Continue reading

Ukraine: ain’t we got fun?

Well, here’s a development I didn’t expect! DOH! Did You Know There’s a Treaty Between the USA & Ukraine Regarding Cooperation For Prosecuting Crimes? My goodness. It was passed when Joe Biden was a member of the U.S. Senate and then signed by then-President Bill Clinton. A comprehensive treaty agreement that allows cooperation between both the United States and Ukraine in the investigation and prosecution of crimes. It appears President Trump was following the law to the letter when it comes to unearthing the long-standing corruption that has swirled in Ukraine and allegedly involves powerful Democrats like Joe Biden and others.

Continue reading

Two questions

I’ve been researching the impeachment allegations against President Trump for a couple of hours, to try to get a handle on why the Democratic Party thinks it can impeach him over his conversation with the President of Ukraine. I have two questions.  The way I see it, if neither can be affirmatively answered, then the President has no case to answer.  Instead, as Kimberley Strassel noted this morning, “This is another internal attempt to take out a president, on the basis of another non-smoking-gun.” 1.  The Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998, and subsequent legislation, specifically reference intelligence operations.  Slate – hardly a

Continue reading

Voter fraud? What voter fraud? – THIS voter fraud!

It’s becoming clearer and clearer that massive voter fraud is a real and serious problem in these United States.  Some states are worse than others (cough*California*cough), but all states appear to be affected to at least some extent.  Fortunately, Texas, where I live, appears to be tackling the problem with real energy, as this report demonstrates. There’s more in this written report. There seems to be a pattern of manipulation, too, depending on the party in power.  This problem isn’t just Democrat or Republican – it’s pervasive across our democracy.  Based on what I’ve been reading and researching, it appears that

Continue reading

Good news – follow-ups from two previous posts

I thought readers might appreciate follow-up news concerning two previous blog posts. First, Oleg Volk’s beloved cat Gremlin didn’t make it after being injured some months ago.  His death left Oleg bereft – they were like two halves of the same coin, they were so close.  (I knew Gremlin very well, having met him almost as soon as he’d adopted Oleg, and taught him [not that he needed much teaching] to chase toes under bedclothes – something for which Oleg graciously forgave me!)  His death left a gaping hole in Oleg’s life.  I had a suspicion that those of his friends

Continue reading