September 25, 2022

A cloudy sunrise this morning.


Open thread in the comments.


Beasts of England said...

Congratulations to Giorgia Meloni on becoming Italy’s first female Prime Minister!! Viva l’Italia!

Howard said...

Fifty shades of Gray

Joe Smith said...

Just saw something on the sidebar at Ace...and it makes a good point.

Why don't we give diet pills to anorexic women and girls.

They think they're fat. Why don't we believe them?

Why don't we 'affirm' their choices to get thinner?

Achilles said...

"But I’m — seriously, think about it: What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for? It’s an assault weapon designed to kill people, to defend America, to defend people.”

Joe Biden, on why we should ban "assault weapons."

I am taking my wife out this week to get an optic for her "assault weapon" and to the range to zero it.

Joe Biden and his supporters are not even trying to hide their fascist bullshit.

Buckwheathikes said...

How's ya'll 301k doing last couple of years?

narciso said...

Carrying over from another thread i would say islamognosos (knowledge of islam) rather than unreasoning fear.

Mason G said...

"But I’m — seriously, think about it: What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for? It’s an assault weapon designed to kill people, to defend America, to defend people.”

Stolen from TWIP... If you need a disarmed society to govern, you suck at governing.

Rt41Rebel said...

"Stolen from TWIP... If you need a disarmed society to govern, you suck at governing."

If you need to disarm a population to govern them, what are you planning to do that makes them want to shoot you?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Daily Life in France on the train...

Andrew said...

If there was one issue I used to be a liberal/moderate on, it was gun control.

That changed the past few years. You want to defund the police, prevent them from doing their jobs, mock people who defend their property, release violent felons into society, refuse to prosecute criminals, open up the borders, send the FBI after political enemies, and then talk like Biden's talking?

Fine. 2nd Amendment all the way. Nice job, lefties.

jaydub said...

It seems the only people afraid of the Russian army these days are Russian men aged 18 to 62.

Howard said...

Little obese men need big weapons because they're weak sisters.

Leland said...

How's ya'll 301k doing last couple of years?

It’s down about 100k.

Owen said...

jaydub @ 6:21: "...the only people afraid of the Russian army..." I would think that Putin may be starting to fear the army. Because he is doing everything possible to turn it against him.

MadTownGuy said...

"FBI Conducts Dawn Raid on Home of Catholic Pro-Life Speaker

By Rita Li (Epoch Times)

September 25, 2022 Updated: September 26, 2022

The FBI reportedly arrested Catholic pro-life activist and author Mark Houck in a raid on his rural home early Friday morning.

Houck, 48, of Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, is the latest target of a string of Department of Justice-sponsored SWAT raids and arrests, as at least two dozen federal agents swarmed his property in Bucks County with around 15 vehicles at 7:05 a.m. on Sept. 23, reported LifeSite News.

“The kids were all just screaming,” Houck’s wife, Ryan-Marie, told the online news portal. “It was all just very scary and traumatic.”

The father of seven is also co-founder and president of The King’s Men, a nonprofit group that promotes healing for victims of pornography addiction. Houck drives two hours south to Philadelphia every Wednesday to sidewalk council for six to eight hours at two different abortion centers, according to his wife.

The wife described an incident in which her husband “shoved” a pro-abortion activist away from his 12-year-old son after the man kept hurling “crude… inappropriate and disgusting” comments at the Houcks and entered the son’s “personal space.” The man, who was not hurt, tried to sue Houck. Ryan-Marie told LifeSite that the violation charge was thrown out of the District Court in Philadelphia this summer, but was somehow picked up by the Justice Department.

The Justice Department, meanwhile, accused Houck of having twice assaulted a reproductive health care clinic escort, identified in an indictment as “B.L.,” in violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which makes it a federal crime to use force with the intent to injure, intimidate, and interfere with anyone because that person is a provider of reproductive health care.

If convicted of the offenses, Houck faces up to a maximum of 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and fines of up to $350,000, according to a Sept. 23 press release.

The 25 to 30 fully armed officers kept pounding at the door and yelling despite Houck’s peaceful attempts to placate them.

“Please, I’m going to open the door, but, please, my children are in the home. I have seven babies in the house,” Houck said, according to his wife. When he opened the door, “they had big, huge rifles pointed at Mark and pointed at me and kind of pointed throughout the house,” Ryan-Marie Houck told LifeSite.

“I don’t really know what’s going to come of it when you see guns pointed at your dad and your mom in your house when you first wake up in the morning,” she told the outlet.

After Ryan-Marie Houck accused the FBI of kidnapping her husband, the agents provided the first page of the search warrant and said they were taking her husband to “the federal building in downtown Philadelphia.”

“The FBI has turned into Biden’s secret police force,” Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) wrote on Twitter on Sept. 24. “Sending a small army of heavily armed agents to raid Mark Houck’s home should frighten EVERY American. The FBI using fear & intimidation tactics to go after conservatives needs to END!!”

The Department of Justice and FBI did not immediately return a request for comment.

Rusty said...

Leland said...
"How's ya'll 301k doing last couple of years?

It’s down about 100k."
Piker. I lost more than that.

Public service announcement. Leave your cellphone in the car when steelhead fishing.

lonejustice said...

Buckwheathikes posted: "How's ya'll 301k doing last couple of years?"

"It’s down about 100k." replied Leland.

That's pretty funny, Leland. 401k down to 301k.

tim in vermont said...

Nordsteam I and II have both suffered damage. It looks like somebody is sending Europe the message that cheap Russian gas is not coming back, burning the bridges behind any European countries, like Germany,, who have been making noises about going wobbly.

If there are people left to produce a documentary about WWIII, this is going to be remembered as an important day in the escalation of the conflict, and could easily be seen by Russia as an act of war. Let's see if they decide that "both sides" can fight undeclared wars by sabotage.

Churchill secretly recorded FDR as saying that he was going to wage war on Germany, but not declare war, amping the pressure until Hitler feels forced to attack," when he could then get the American people united behind the war effort. It seems justified in that situation, but my point is that provoking the other side to attack in order to quell internal opposition to a war is a tactic as old as mass media, for sure. It's not "crazy" to point out that this has been the US strategy in Ukraine promulgated by people with far less honorable motivations.

Mikey NTH said...

Been that way in Michigan. The last day of summer was warm and bright. The first day of fall was cool and bright. Now it is cool and wet. Truly the seasons have changed.

Mikey NTH said...

TIV: And yet all FDR could do was lend-lease and some Atlantic asw. Hitler made it easy by following in the wake of Japan.

But what if Hitler had made a hard pass, like Russia did when Japan attacked Britain and America?

That would make some interesting war game scenarios.

tim in vermont said...

I am not about to read up on the sinking of the Bismarck, but a quick perusal of Wiki shows a US coast guard ship in the area. So it was more than "lend lease."

But as I said, it was justified.