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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Shutting down Congress

It is a national emergency, after all. It's interesting to see how the President is continuing to assert his authority while continuing to deny resources and restricting the capabilities of bad actors:
Today President Trump warned congress he may invoke Article II, sec 3, due to the COVID-19 crisis and his need for administration positions that have been delayed by democrats in the Senate for more than two years.

The coronavirus pandemic would seem to qualify as an “unusual circumstance” where recess appointments would be needed, valid and justified. However, senate democrats would likely fight any attempt in court.  The Senate has refused to adjourn session since President Trump was inaugurated, and multiple cabinet officials have been blocked from confirmation.
The disingenuousness of the President's opponents has seldom been more clear than the protests that "this is not the right time" to defund the World Health Organization. But if a time when the organization has been exposed as being corrupt, inept, ineffective, and criminally negligent is not the right time to stop funding it, there will never be a right time.

That being said, if I had one piece of advice to give the President, it would be to stop threatening and posturing. Just do it! The time for negotiations is over. This is a full-blown war and the evil being fought is not reasonable and will not fight fair.

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58 Comments:

Blogger My Dead Gramps April 16, 2020 8:19 AM  

"But our hegemony, our global influence!"

It is literally unfathomable for some that a world order not one century old is changing, letalone entertain the idea that it could be a good thing.

Blogger Gregory the Tall April 16, 2020 8:21 AM  

From what I heard the new Gates foundation vaccination campaign through social media influencers is backfiring badly as many of them see themselves forced to delete their respective posts to quell massive unfollowing and shitstorm reactions from their former followers.

Blogger Avalanche April 16, 2020 8:28 AM  

AMEN! Would that the God Emperor would give up 'negotiating' with the implacable and invisible enemy and set loose the dogs of Q and righteousness!

On the other hand, having finished Milo's new book last night:

If certified PoS like (((Amy Berman Jackson))) are STILL in place in supposed courts of United States LAW, then there is no point is unsealing indictments or perp walking traitors!

If apparently acceptable judges like Sullivan jerking General Flynn around for YEARS are unable to cancel the whole circl... er... un-legal travesty, there's not much point in hauling in the traitors.

If the FBI "oh, but the rank are file aren't corrupt" agents would still all suit up and agree to perform a swat raid on Roger Stone -- AND invite CNN to be there! -- there is no point in even trying to send out rank-and-file LEOs to DO their jobs!

If the hierarchy of the military -- including the civilians from whom Trump could pick 'leaders' -- is as corrupt and self-focused as Modly and the venal weasels the obamination promoted and left in (e.g., the Fat Leonard scandal and attempted destruction of SEAL Edward Gallagher), what's the point of planning on military tribunals?

Even if Trump kicks Congress out in the emergency, where will he find actual honor in the Just-us system?

So, while the waiting and wondering is driving many of us to fury and brushes with despair, The Storm is still on the horizon.

The time may not be yet, but it is promised. Deus vult.

Blogger jarheadljh April 16, 2020 8:29 AM  

Trump and Pence both said that a threshold has been crossed that is not only unusual, but unprecedented, and that is the declaration of a state of emergency of all fifty states and the territories. So if the deep state wants to block Trump in court they have to downplay their own pandemic. Oh, and it will set a precedent that they themselves will hit like a concrete wall should they ever be in a position to go full authoritarian as they are trying to.

I wonder if basic pattern recognition will ever settle in? If you try to hang Trump you will end up wearing the noose, and he might not even have to put it on for you, you may end up modeling it for him first.

Blogger Brett baker April 16, 2020 8:33 AM  

The President can call up the militia in time of national emergency. So the God-Emperor has the personnel necessary to back him.

Blogger Avalanche April 16, 2020 8:36 AM  

Wow. Bet few folks have heard/read of this other SEAL being railroaded?

"It {CNO's letter} also ordered Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bob Burke to investigate the leadership and performance of the service’s Judge Advocate General Corps in the wake of a prosecution plagued by allegations of warrantless spying on defense lawyers and Navy Times; manipulating witness statements to Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents; using immunity grants and a bogus "target letter" in a crude attempt to keep pro-Gallagher witnesses from testifying; illegally leaking documents to the media to taint the military jury pool; and then trying to cover it all up when they got caught."

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/08/02/attorneys-stunned-cnos-seal-court-martial-orders-not-followed/

Guess Diogenes is still wandering?

Blogger Zaklog the Great April 16, 2020 8:44 AM  

For those interested, we'll be reading through and discussing Vox Day's Corporate Cancer as a group over at Dissident Reads. We're starting this coming week with chapters 1 & 2. If you've got something to say, we'd love to have you.

Blogger Clay April 16, 2020 9:04 AM  

How can I wait for my daily update that says "WE DON'T KNOW?

Blogger VD Bear April 16, 2020 9:06 AM  

My wife was floored the other day looking at Ellen degenerate’s Instagram comments. She put up a video interview with Bill Gates and the comments were one after another trashing Bill and shaming Ellen. Hundreds of them in a row. It was very eye opening considering that was her blue check marked account. They were not able to delete the stuff fast enough.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 16, 2020 9:07 AM  

jarheadljh wrote:Oh, and it will set a precedent that they themselves will hit like a concrete wall should they ever be in a position to go full authoritarian as they are trying to.
The satanic SJW side only uses precedent when it serves their purpose.
We must never let the globohomos have power again. We must not even let them live among us. All that is going to require overriding some very bad precedents we have let them set.

Blogger Gettimothy April 16, 2020 9:17 AM  

Gobo-homo, while reeling, is escalating. Time to ruffle their goddamned bowties.

Blogger Nihil Dicit April 16, 2020 9:43 AM  

The right time to defund the WHO was 1948. The right time to shut down Congress was slightly earlier than that.

Blogger KeaponLaffin April 16, 2020 10:05 AM  

Trump's going further. This nonsense of the house pro forma declarations.
Congress is not in session, I can make recess appointments.
Kinda on topic.
There will be riots if this goes on much longer. I work at a Arby's and we're an essential service. Cerfew at 9pm but we close at ten and it usually takes an hour to close. So I'm heading home after eleven. I was given papers in case the cops asked why I was out. We've been busy. Granted everything is on sale.
A coworker joked that the fact we're an essential service tells you alot about America today. He's not even old enough to drink and he noticed. We have a five sammichies for ten bucks and people will order ten or fifteen. So I joked WTF you need fifteen sammichies for when you're not allowed to have more than ten in a group?
People are noticing that this is utter bullshit.
Just across the street from me had half a dozen cars in their yard the other day. Seen it in my neighborhood a few times. So far here the cops seem to be cool. Eventually though some asshole cop is going to have his ass handed to him and things will get ugly very quickly.
And in my neighborhood it won't be by YT kicking the shit outta you because you can't have a Bible study group.
And yes my neighbor across the street was having a Christian gathering. I didn't ask but I know they do that alot.

Blogger rikjames.313 April 16, 2020 10:07 AM  

It will be a tough argument that Trump can adjourn Congress without disagreement between the two. There was a lot of legal argument for decades on commas in the constitution during the runup to Heller, and every democrat judge will enter a separate order in every district in every circuit.

I am not a big supreme court watcher, but Roberts is getting more democrat all the time. So our God Emperor may want to wait for Ruth to be declared dead

Blogger Salt April 16, 2020 10:28 AM  

Art.2, Sec.3 says nothing about any pro forma adjournment. It's an end run adopted by Congress to hamstring a president. By strict interpretation Trump wins, but if strict interpretation were normal we would all have full auto M16s.

Blogger The Cooler April 16, 2020 10:32 AM  

Part and parcel to Trump's style is tossing-out big, fat, juicy, irresistible red herrings for his opponents to go ape shit over while he takes care of business in the background, ninja style.

Best president since... Best president.

Blogger Joe Smith April 16, 2020 10:34 AM  

I have that same inclination, that Trump should just stop messing around and do things without all the lead up. I tell myself that he's the guy on the spot, and he ends up being right most of the time, so maybe he's right about the timing too. But it does get annoying.

Blogger xevious2030 April 16, 2020 10:48 AM  

They need to try to steal the election first, providing Trump with a trifecta, on multiple spectrums and varieties, as well as Branches. And their corona makes it possible.

Blogger Balkan Yankee April 16, 2020 10:50 AM  

All Trump did was suspend U.S. funding for the China Health Organization pending further review. And what did the Globos do? They went bananas on cue. Predictable.

Blogger Crush Limbraw April 16, 2020 11:02 AM  

Keapon - your "People are noticing that this is utter bullshit." is on target.
Traffic is increasing noticeably - the stores are better stocked but you can't get in the place while having to wait outside until someone comes out. The 6 foot social distancing is purely arbitrary - designed by a medical mind from the 1918 thinking which made the Spanish flu worse.
You can read all about that on 'Coronavirus' word query at DaLimbraw Library - especially the one by an immunologist who explains the importance of developing 'herd immunity' which is vital in reducing the effects of the disease in its second wave to come.
Without getting into the weeds on this, it's one thing to argue the law of President vs. Congress - it's another thing entirely to act stupidly which we are. We're literally making it worse for the next wave of Corona - so say the immunologists. As usual, they're not being heard as panic is stirred continually and thus prevails.
You're absolutely right on riots coming soon, but I am wondering if that's exactly what our dear rulers want - maybe even DaGE!
He could be trying to prove his brass balls ain't styrofoam.
Downside - DaGE is a germaphobe - not good in the long run!

Blogger Crew April 16, 2020 11:03 AM  

The minute Trump invokes Article II, sec 3 is when Democratic governors will decide the crisis is over.

Blogger Unknownsailor April 16, 2020 11:29 AM  

Just doing it provides a benefit that no Republican president has enjoyed before: It makes the opposition react, instead of acting. This is something the Republican party was manifestly reluctant to do before Trump. I used to sit at home screaming at the TV when Obama was in office that the RNC controlled congress needed to stop looking for excuses to repeal Obamacare and just do it, make the Democrats put their name to keeping it.

Trump needs to do the same thing. He has Casus belli, just do it already. Stop trying to negotiate with people who hate you.

Blogger heyjames4 April 16, 2020 11:38 AM  

I see TGE's apparent hesitation as akin to the Founders rebellion. He's un-boiling the frog. He's painstakingly going through every avenue for appeal and reform on the books. At every opportunity he's giving the opposition the chance to get over it and become men again. And every time the opposition don't act like the sober serious philosopher-kings they claim to be they shed another skinsuit and the excluded middle sees more truth.

Blogger DonReynolds April 16, 2020 11:41 AM  

Authority does not need approval, or agreement, or popularity, or compromise. The only laws that authority must obey are the laws of physics and the iron laws of economics. How long can we abide with authority? At least until the crisis has passed or until authority proves it is unable or unwilling to do what we all know is necessary. Authority exists to enable the rest of us to accomplish what we could never do for ourselves.

Blogger Crew April 16, 2020 11:45 AM  

Trump is in a damned if you do and damned if you don't position.

I think the Democrats are trying to damage the economy and blame Trump for it in the lead up to November to drag Creepy Joe over the line. I can't imagine any other possible Democrat contender would want to be president in 2021 given the damage to the economy.

So, Trump may as well go for broke and destroy the Democrats!

Blogger Ingot9455 April 16, 2020 11:57 AM  

Congress has that thing:
"They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; "

Where they can claim they were going to or coming from a session of their house. So if you were going to arrest a bunch of them for non-Treason crimes, it would be nice if both Houses were adjourned. 'Felony' is up there so whatever cop makes the arrest should probably tape that to the end of his baton as he performs the arrest so they can read it over and over again.

Blogger NewTunesForOldLogos April 16, 2020 11:59 AM  

For the first time ever, normal people have time to sift through twitter and be offended and speak up. Thanks Corona-Chan!

Blogger crescent wrench April 16, 2020 11:59 AM  

"The Senate"
"Democrats"

More subtle word play here trying to maintain the charade of partisan bickering.

McConnell is in charge of the Senate and could easily move out of the way of recess appointments if he so chose.

He is not, which is very telling as to the treason in store for us when Trump leaves office.

It's imperative a Labour style blow-out happen to the DNC to help clear their shelves of nut goodies. A viable opposition is needed if another purge of the GOP is to be attempted.

Blogger Unknown April 16, 2020 12:01 PM  

Excellent point. Scott Adam's book - Win Bigly - describes this process, along with Trumps style of tossing out what seems impossible to his opponents and then ending up with what he wanted as they crow about the "victory" they won over him.

Blogger SciVo April 16, 2020 12:05 PM  

@ Crew:

The minute Trump invokes Article II, sec 3 is when Democratic governors will decide the crisis is over.

That is an interesting thought-experiment. How loyal are the leftist governors to the Party's power, and how loyal to their own?

I fall on the side of "oft evil will shall evil mar" and expecting them to put themselves first, since they are demonstrably doing that already to a breathtaking extent, shutting down the service industries that are their own base.

So I think that most Dem governors would rather go "Orange Man Whatev" than voluntarily relinquish their power to hinder Christian church services. Just my mental model.

But really it could could go either way, because of the fundamental intra-Worldian conflict between Who/Whom and non servium. Every decision is made on a knife's edge of whether their individual Will To Power might be better served by doing what's best for the group.

Just look at how some of their footsoldiers took Tiny Mikey's money to keep on pounding the pavement for Bernie. Neither loyalty nor even honesty are leftist values.

Interesting times!

Blogger NewTunesForOldLogos April 16, 2020 12:08 PM  

Classic Trumpian “Heads I win, tails you lose” situation. Either he gets his appointments, or he wins us back our economic freedom.

Blogger Section 8A April 16, 2020 12:25 PM  

Best president since Grover Cleveland's first term.

Blogger Doktor Jeep April 16, 2020 1:06 PM  

Any outcome short arrests and indictments will not be enough.
And that includes the media too.

Blogger Crew April 16, 2020 1:09 PM  

They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same;

I hope the God Emperor Trump is working the treason angle. Hang em high!

Blogger Beans April 16, 2020 1:43 PM  

The Good must announce their intentions before curb-stomping their opponents. It's what separates the Good from the Evil.

Now that he's announced his intentions, it will cause the evil leftists to get all aflutter over it, and they'll settle down to a new outrage in a few weeks, and then the appointments will be made.

Just look at how the federal judicial appointments have been made. Every time a crisis or something flares up, another handful or two of judges get in.

Trump is working the Left like a stage magician drawing attention away from what is actually happening.

Blogger DannyDanger April 16, 2020 2:14 PM  

NewTunesForOldLogos wrote:For the first time ever, normal people have time to sift through twitter and be offended and speak up. Thanks Corona-Chan!
I like this point. I have found the excess time in quarantine is opening doors for red-pilling friends/family that would have otherwise remained closed due to the daily grind.

Blogger Hammerli 280 April 16, 2020 2:25 PM  

Vox, I agree 100%. No more talk. Hit, hit hard, keep hitting until the Left goes down. Then put the boot to them.

Blogger Angela April 16, 2020 3:09 PM  

It reminds me of the downfall of Haman in the book of Esther.

Blogger pyrrhus April 16, 2020 3:45 PM  

O/T Great summary of Taleb's anti-fragile principles applied to potential extinction events, however small the risk....https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2020/04/the-only-man-who-has-a-clue/

Blogger Karen took the Kids April 16, 2020 3:51 PM  

He always shows half his hand. It's a strength at times but right now it's a weakness. As Vox said, now is the time to strike.

Blogger TiredPoorHungry April 16, 2020 3:59 PM  

It is daunting here among the mental giants and the massive war horses of this hoax apocalyptic chariot ride. But like a sinewy sassy jockey I must use the factual trampoline of the empty hospitals to catapult myself into the center of the runaway studs and redirect the entire host back on track for my victory lap.

Blogger Oswald April 16, 2020 4:02 PM  

If Trump hasn't struck then he has his reasons. The time is not quite right. The new moon isn't until April 22. That would be the perfect time to send in the helicopters under the cover of darkness to get his enemies.

Blogger Argus Bacchus April 16, 2020 4:04 PM  

"This is a full-blown war and the evil being fought is not reasonable and will not fight fair."

Agreed.

As good Christians, we ought to do what the Law commands us to do in Exodus 23:8

If we meet our enemies' asses because they are going astray, we shalt surely hand them, err...bring said asses back to to them again.

Blogger Crew April 16, 2020 5:08 PM  

Now that a lot of people are home and not working, I wonder how they perceive the utter viciousness of the White House Press Corps and Leftists are?

What impact will that have in November? Will it negate all the usual Democrat vote rigging?

Blogger Crew April 16, 2020 5:24 PM  

This is how a real God Emperor deals with the traitors in his government!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/brazilian-president-jair-bolsonaro-fires-health-minister-pushing-total-confinement-something-bolsonaro-rejects-brazils-covid-19-deaths-8-times-lower-new-york-state/

Blogger bramley April 16, 2020 5:50 PM  

DOOO IT!

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 16, 2020 5:50 PM  

Oswald wrote:If Trump hasn't struck then he has his reasons.
Yes.
Oswald wrote: The new moon isn't until April 22. That would be the perfect time to send in the helicopters under the cover of darkness to get his enemies.
That is almost surely not the reason. It would be really cool if that was what he's waiting for, but I doubt it.

Blogger xevious2030 April 16, 2020 9:00 PM  

“The Good must announce their intentions before curb-stomping their opponents. It's what separates the Good from the Evil.”

No. Good sides with God, with Jesus, that’s what separates. When someone comes at you with a knife to kill you, taking them out is an understood expectation outside of a state of inversion or unusual purpose.

Blogger Argus Bacchus April 16, 2020 10:31 PM  

@43

Oops.

Exodus 23:4

Blogger crescent wrench April 17, 2020 12:30 AM  

Crew wrote:Now that a lot of people are home and not working, I wonder how they perceive the utter viciousness of the White House Press Corps and Leftists are?

What impact will that have in November? Will it negate all the usual Democrat vote rigging?


If the 10-point swing to the left on the Wisconsin supreme court elections are any guide, no.

The press has succeeded in brainwashing an entire army of "Karens" who will march like Mordor's Orcs against any sane candidate.

The silver lining in this is most people find Karens insufferable and this tends to produce a generational backlash. Expect zoomers to view the political left the way millennials do the Bush dynasty.

Blogger John Rockwell April 17, 2020 2:24 AM  

Crisis is opportunity. He must take advantage like Bolsheviks took advantage of the crisis of their century to do what they wanted done.

Blogger John Rockwell April 17, 2020 2:26 AM  

Beans wrote:The Good must announce their intentions before curb-stomping their opponents. It's what separates the Good from the Evil.

Now that he's announced his intentions, it will cause the evil leftists to get all aflutter over it, and they'll settle down to a new outrage in a few weeks, and then the appointments will be made.

Just look at how the federal judicial appointments have been made. Every time a crisis or something flares up, another handful or two of judges get in.

Trump is working the Left like a stage magician drawing attention away from what is actually happening.


How God deals with evil:

26to the pure You show Yourself pure, but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd. -Psalm 18:26


As Jesus also likewise counseled us to be Wise as Serpents alongside having the innocence of doves.

Blogger John Rockwell April 17, 2020 2:35 AM  

DonReynolds wrote:Authority does not need approval, or agreement, or popularity, or compromise. The only laws that authority must obey are the laws of physics and the iron laws of economics. How long can we abide with authority? At least until the crisis has passed or until authority proves it is unable or unwilling to do what we all know is necessary. Authority exists to enable the rest of us to accomplish what we could never do for ourselves.

Authority is what men recognize as Authority. What use is a King if no one obeys him.

Only God has Authority and power in himself and able to crush all rebellion.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine April 17, 2020 7:03 AM  

"herd immunity"

This is a misnomer, and becoming irritatingly common among people who don't know what it's even supposed to mean. That aside, you think the immunologists are being ignored, I think they're being intentionally routed around or stifled.

A few possible motives avail themselves.
A: People won't be able to respond to it with an appropriate degree of concern if they don't get to experience, close to home, the actual severity of the thing. This retains the potency of propaganda organs in selling their narratives.
B: You won't likely have a death toll people will care enough about in the long term to rationalize certain agendas if people adapt to it as it changes.
C: you can't push a worthless or malicious vaccine if everyone's already sufficiently immune or population-insulated.

After those considerations, it still must be recognized that this stunting of immunity would only make the effects worse for a successive wave if a successive wave manages to be worse than this one. A fairly large if, with little information to quantify it.

"The Good must announce their intentions before curb-stomping their opponents. It's what separates the Good from the Evil."

No. Stop watching entertainment TV, it's designed to rot your brain and does so. Justice is what separates the good and evil. Mercy is a bonus available to the strong. Fair warning is for fair people.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine April 17, 2020 7:08 AM  

"Authority is what men recognize as Authority."

Authority is writing it and it being done, men be damned what they think about it.

Blogger DonReynolds April 17, 2020 8:57 AM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:"Authority is what men recognize as Authority."

Authority is writing it and it being done, men be damned what they think about it.


Agreed.

WE create authority, because we need it in times of crisis. It does not create us. WE use authority to do what WE could not completely agree to do without it. In a crisis, WE need unity of purpose to move in the same direction. Those who think otherwise need to leave us or get out of the way.

Blogger Reziac April 17, 2020 9:52 AM  

On the topic of altering that balance of authority in our favor... memelords, take notice:

https://twitter.com/BecketAdams/status/1250856068831416321

Blank form here:
https://avatar.joebiden.com/

Blogger Oswald April 17, 2020 10:33 AM  

47. That was a joke!

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