Today’s non-tweets under the Fedroa Baseball, Baker, MS13 and Holy Water 12-7-18

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Today's non-tweets under the Fedroa Baseball, Baker, MS13 and Holy Water 12-7-18

While I love the idea of the Red­Sox AAA team mov­ing to Worces­ter just 20 min­utes from my house I strongly sus­pect that the fate of the Worces­ter Red Sox might be sim­i­lar to this in Cam­den NJ

Tax­pay­ers spent more than $18 mil­lion to build the sta­dium that would even­tu­ally be named Campbell’s Field, as part of a minor league ballpark-​building frenzy across New Jer­sey that saw sim­i­lar sta­di­ums erected in Newark, Atlantic City, and Som­er­set — all part of rede­vel­op­ment schemes that attracted inde­pen­dent minor league teams (that is, minor league teams not affil­i­ated with the Major League Base­ball farm system).

Less than two decades later, tax­pay­ers in New Jer­sey will pay another $1 mil­lion to tear down Campbell’s Field.

Now Red Sox fans are some of the most loyal in the world so that might help but if this turns out to be a dud I’m hop­ing that the state will not have to bail the city out, but with veto proof majori­ties in both houses rest assured that if the team goes south or finds a bet­ter offer else­where the Democ­rats will make us pay.


Speak­ing of Mass­a­chu­setts I was really annoyed when I saw this piece

Mass­a­chu­setts Gov­er­nor Ignores Court Order To Rein­state Gun Permits

What gets my goat is that when it is a con­ser­v­a­tive pri­or­ity like the 2nd Amend­ment A Mass­a­chu­setts “Repub­li­can” gov­er­nor is will­ing to stand up and defy the courts to oppose it, but when it was a rad­i­cal lib­eral idea like gay mar­riage a Mass­a­chu­setts “Repub­li­can” gov­er­nor now sen­a­tor Mitt Rom­ney folded like a wet blanket.

The best advice I can give a young per­son in Mass­a­chu­setts is to get out of this state and raise your fam­ily some­where else


If any­one wants to know why Jeff Flake’s obstruc­tion on judges in order to win that cov­eted CNN/​MSNBC/​ABC/​NBC/​CBS gigs as a “repub­li­can” who attacks the GOP mat­ters, the story of Judge Mario Sturla and Henri Sal­vador Gutier­rez should answer the question.

Home­land Secu­rity tes­ti­fied that Gutier­rez had been deter­mined “to be a risk to pub­lic safety as a ver­i­fied and active mem­ber of the MS-​13 gang in the Boston metro area.” Incred­i­bly, Judge Sturla turned the for­eign crim­i­nal loose on the streets:

“Lastly, the court finds that the respon­dent has made attempts to reha­bil­i­tate him­self after mul­ti­ple arrests for car­ry­ing knives and machetes,” Sturla wrote in his deci­sion. “The respon­dent tes­ti­fied that he wants live a peace­ful life.”

As might be expected, Gutierrez’s “peace­ful life” didn’t last long. Within a mat­ter of weeks after he was released, accord­ing to an affi­davit, Gutier­rez and five of his MS-​13 accom­plices stabbed to death 17-​year-​old Her­son Rivas, who they believed was an informer:

But what’s the life of a kid like Her­son Rivas next to the abil­ity to sig­nal to the world how vir­tu­ous you are as a judge?


This has been a bad year for the blog, after a 10% surge in traf­fic last year we’re down over 30% this year and Datip­Jar is down over 60%.

Then again it could be worse, we could be the Weekly Stan­dard:

Weekly Stan­dard as a whole only became inter­est­ing to watch as it fell into the estab­lish­ment media’s clas­sic trap, the old siren song of, Betray your base and we’ll love you…

And then your base aban­dons you, the music stops, and just like Megyn Kelly, you dis­cover you’re the one with­out a chair.

or as Stacy McCain put it

What’s the value-​added of your jour­nal­is­tic prod­uct, as a con­ser­v­a­tive mag­a­zine, if your essen­tial mes­sage is, “Lib­er­als are right”?

We don’t pay much here but all of our writ­ers got their pay last month and a tiny bit extra for Christ­mas, for the sake of the jobs of those reg­u­lar folks at the Stan­dard who don’t get appear­ances on Cable to bash Trump I hope they do too.


Finally, you would think after 50 years in the Catholic Church I would have known this:

From a reader…

QUAER­ITUR:

Is it a sin to drink/​use to cook/​use for other pur­poses BLESSED WATER A/​O SALT?

No, it is not a sin! On the con­trary. Blessed salt and bless water are meant, among other pur­poses, also for consumption.

I never knew that but there is one think you need to remember:

The prob­lem is that some­times Holy Water is not “fresh”. The salt slows the water going bad, but it doesn’t hold it off indef­i­nitely. I would not use any­thing for cook­ing or con­sump­tion that wasn’t just blessed and then stored well. That goes for every other kind of waters.

Good to know

While I love the idea of the RedSox AAA team moving to Worcester just 20 minutes from my house I strongly suspect that the fate of the Worcester Red Sox might be similar to this in Camden NJ

Taxpayers spent more than $18 million to build the stadium that would eventually be named Campbell’s Field, as part of a minor league ballpark-building frenzy across New Jersey that saw similar stadiums erected in Newark, Atlantic City, and Somerset—all part of redevelopment schemes that attracted independent minor league teams (that is, minor league teams not affiliated with the Major League Baseball farm system).

Less than two decades later, taxpayers in New Jersey will pay another $1 million to tear down Campbell’s Field.

Now Red Sox fans are some of the most loyal in the world so that might help but if this turns out to be a dud I’m hoping that the state will not have to bail the city out, but with veto proof majorities in both houses rest assured that if the team goes south or finds a better offer elsewhere the Democrats will make us pay.


Speaking of Massachusetts I was really annoyed when I saw this piece

Massachusetts Governor Ignores Court Order To Reinstate Gun Permits

What gets my goat is that when it is a conservative priority like the 2nd Amendment A Massachusetts “Republican” governor is willing to stand up and defy the courts to oppose it, but when it was a radical liberal idea like gay marriage a Massachusetts “Republican” governor now senator Mitt Romney folded like a wet blanket.

The best advice I can give a young person in Massachusetts is to get out of this state and raise your family somewhere else


If anyone wants to know why Jeff Flake’s obstruction on judges in order to win that coveted CNN/MSNBC/ABC/NBC/CBS gigs as a “republican” who attacks the GOP matters, the story of Judge Mario Sturla and Henri Salvador Gutierrez should answer the question.

 Homeland Security testified that Gutierrez had been determined “to be a risk to public safety as a verified and active member of the MS-13 gang in the Boston metro area.” Incredibly, Judge Sturla turned the foreign criminal loose on the streets:

“Lastly, the court finds that the respondent has made attempts to rehabilitate himself after multiple arrests for carrying knives and machetes,” Sturla wrote in his decision. “The respondent testified that he wants live a peaceful life.”

As might be expected, Gutierrez’s “peaceful life” didn’t last long. Within a matter of weeks after he was released, according to an affidavit, Gutierrez and five of his MS-13 accomplices stabbed to death 17-year-old Herson Rivas, who they believed was an informer:

But what’s the life of a kid like Herson Rivas next to the ability to signal to the world how virtuous you are as a judge?


This has been a bad year for the blog, after a 10% surge in traffic last year we’re down over 30% this year and DatipJar is down over 60%.

Then again it could be worse, we could be the Weekly Standard:

Weekly Standard as a whole only became interesting to watch as it fell into the establishment media’s classic trap, the old siren song of, Betray your base and we’ll love you…

And then your base abandons you, the music stops, and just like Megyn Kelly, you discover you’re the one without a chair.

or as Stacy McCain put it

What’s the value-added of your journalistic product, as a conservative magazine, if your essential message is, “Liberals are right”?

We don’t pay much here but all of our writers got their pay last month and a tiny bit extra for Christmas, for the sake of the jobs of those regular folks at the Standard who don’t get appearances on Cable to bash Trump I hope they do too.


Finally, you would think after 50 years in the Catholic Church I would have known this:

From a reader…

QUAERITUR:

Is it a sin to drink/use to cook/use for other purposes BLESSED WATER A/O SALT?

No, it is not a sin! On the contrary. Blessed salt and bless water are meant, among other purposes, also for consumption.

I never knew that but there is one think you need to remember:

The problem is that sometimes Holy Water is not “fresh”. The salt slows the water going bad, but it doesn’t hold it off indefinitely. I would not use anything for cooking or consumption that wasn’t just blessed and then stored well.  That goes for every other kind of waters.

Good to know