Archive | October 13, 2019


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel




It is a well-known principle of substantive law that the Constitution and the law should be interpreted vary strictly according to the original intent of those who created it. As chief Justice Roger B. Taney stated in Dred Scott v. Sanford, “It {the Constitution] speaks not only in the same words, but with the same meaning and intent with which it spoke when it came from the hands of the Framers. In the case of Barron v. Baltimore, Chief Justice Marshall affirmed that the Bill of Rights in the Constitution was a series of prohibitions against the federal government to prevent it from encroaching on the states.

Applying this to worship, the court’s decision meant that there was a “wall” between the federal government and any “establishment of religion,” just as Jefferson had said. However, in the case of Gitlow v. New York the Supreme Court used certain provisions in the federal Bill of Rights and applied them to the states. The court justified this action on the basis of the Fourteenth Amendment, which provides that “no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or the property, with due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

The opponents of traditional theistic religion and morality saw the Gitlow case as an opportunity to invoke the power of the federal courts to build a wall between each of the states and any form of religious encouragement, even though it was provided indirectly. In other words, they would reverse the Founder’s original policy.

The case of Cantwell v. Connecticut was the first ruling of the Supreme Court in which the “Gitlow doctrine” was applied to religious liberty, and Everson v. Board of Education was the first time the Supreme Court applied the “due process” clause of the Fourth Amendment to make the federal wall of separation apply to religious matters among the individual states. The 5-4 decision in this case was handed down on February 10, 1947, through Justice Hugo Black. Several key factors in Justice Black’s background inclined the Justice to rule unfavorably against religion. Justice Black began his political career in the wake of his successful defense of a Kiu Klux Klansman, who shot and murdered a Catholic priest. He was a former Kladd of the Klavern of the Alabama Ku Klu Klan, who used his klan base to secure a seat in the U.S. Senate and ultimately an appointment on the U.S. Supreme Court. Paul Blanshard was a controversial author, lawyer, humanist, and outspoken critic of Catholicism. Justice Black believed in Blachard’s writings concerning the Catholic Church, and perceived parochial education as a threat to public schools and democratic values.

What this amounted to was the actual breaking down of the federal wall set up by the First Amendment so that the Supreme Court actually usurped jurisdiction over religious matters in the states and began dictating what the states could or could not do with reference to religious questions. Without a doubt, there has been a severe wrenching of the Constitution from the original First Amendment moorings ever since this new trend began.



“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and it better be soon.”

-Walter Williams-



The modern era application of the non-constitutional doctrine, “a wall of separation between church and state”, derives from Justice Hugo Black’s anti- Catholic bigotry in his Everson v. Board of Education ruling and is preserved by pervasive anti- religious prejudice through organizations such as the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation and has become a “constitutional principle” through the jurisprudence of an anti-Catholic bigot.



It must never be unpatriotic to support your country against your government. It must always be unpatriotic to support your government against your country.

Stephen T. Byington


A Good Question

A young Arab boy asks his father “What is that strange hat you are wearing?”

The father said: “Why, my son, it is a ‘chechia.’ In the desert it protects our heads from the intense heat of the sun.”

“And what is the long flowing robe you are wearing?” asked the boy.

“Oh, my son!” exclaimed the father “It is very simple. This is a ‘djbellah.’ As I have told you, in the desert it is not only very hot, but the sand is always blowing. My djbellah protects the entire Body.

The son then asked: “But Father, what about those ugly shoes you have on your feet?”

“These are ‘babouches’ my son,” the father replied. You must understand that although the desert sands are very beautiful, they are also extremely hot. These babouches keep us from burning our feet.”

“So tell me then,” added the boy.

“Yes, my son…”

“Why are you living in Minnesota and still wearing all this shit?


Turpentine VS Holy Water

A little boy was sitting on the footpath with a bottle of Turpentine.

He was shaking it up and watching all the bubbles.

A Priest came along and asked the little boy what he had.

The little boy said, ‘This is the most powerful liquid in the world; it’s called Turpentine’

The Priest said, ‘No, the most powerful liquid in the world is Holy Water.  If you rub it on a pregnant woman’s belly, she’ll pass a healthy baby.’

The little boy replied, ‘If you rub turpentine on a cat’s ass, he’ll pass a Harley Davidson!’


It’s a chance you take….

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A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, “You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here, in the Holy Land, for $150.” The man thought about it and told him he would just have her shipped home.

The undertaker asked, “Why would you spend $5,000 to ship your wife home when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $150?”

The man replied, “Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. I just can’t take that chance.”


She works hard for the money……

The Sphinx, written by Lois Lion, has been  Tolley’s Topics major reader magnet since I started the site in 2013.

As you will see below, she does her own editing and absolutely DOES work hard for the money.

She makes me a little nervous since I invited Alexa into the business. Evidently, they communicate very effectively.

I remember Lois Lion was once satisfied with Iams cat food. Now regular shipments of cat food magically arrive from Amazon…. and I do not mean the cheap stuff. I mean Taste of the Wild. Evidently, Rocky Mountain Feline Formula With Salmon and Roasted Venison in Gravy & Canyon River Feline Formula  With Trout and Salmon in Gravy are her favorites.

When I command Alexa to stop ordering the food, she replies “I am sorry, I do not understand.” When Lois Lion meows she orders another shipment of Taste of the Wild followed by this Donna Summer song. Then Lois Lion strolls off to her throne for her 23 hour catnap.

I CANNOT COMPLAIN BECAUSE….I can always count on Lois Lion to have another edition of a crowd pleasing “THE SPHINX” posted for her many fans every morning at 5:05.

Sleep well, Lois Lion.

Go to Hell, Alexa.

-Sheila Tolley-





The Editor:  What in the world is going on in the state with the entire world’s  fifth ( 5 th ) largest economy, LL ?

In The Dark Cat:  I don’t understand.  Their streets are full of feces, and among other things they can’t maintain electrical power lines.  I think it is Liberalism at its finest.  They could bury the power lines and the customers would pay the bill, as usual.

TE:  The Santa Ana winds have been around forever, I guess it is too complicated to bury electrical lines and have effective zoning codes.  The following article suggest that the winds might be making the people insane and losing touch with reality.

The place looks like the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany in WW2.  The electricity to hospitals, police, water systems, traffic lights, schools, and gas stations must be on separate electrical lines.

What great leadership.

They should drop opioids from the firefighting airplanes on the people.

Inspirational Quotes of the Day

 I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

 Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn

 Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

 The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

 Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe