February 1, 2024

Sunrise — 7:09, 7:15, 7:21, 7:22.

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20 comments:

Lem the artificially intelligent said...

Via TwitterX: This is why I'm voting for Trump.

Big Mike said...

Is this the nightly cafe thread? Because I discovered the the office of Power Line blogger John Hinderaker at the Center of the American Experiment in Minnesota was firebombed last Saturday. The damage appears to be extensive. He writes that he is working with the FBI to help apprehend the perpetrators, however whether the FBI will put any effort into finding a criminal who has attacked a conservative organization remains to be seen.

Money Manger said...

Is that full ice or open water ? I’ve heard that many upper Midwest lakes that would normally now be hosting full ice-fishing-house villages are now pretty much swimable. I’m a climate-change skeptic, but you have to admit, this is pretty strange.

Dave Begley said...

John Hinderaker of Power Line blog is the CEO of the Center of the American Experiment in MN. His office was firebombed.

Lilly, a dog said...

This blog teaches important lessons. Yesterday's lesson: "Never go full wendybar."

Narr said...

Nice to see Old Sol again.

Jupiter said...

Nice.

Joe Biden Is Corrupt said...

Hey proud Biden supporting leftists. Look what your team just did!

Jim at said...

John Hinderaker of Power Line blog is the CEO of the Center of the American Experiment in MN. His office was firebombed.

"Bullshit. That's a lie. Provide a link." - Freder

(link provided)

"Bullshit. It could be anybody. Putting this on the left shows just how far you assholes will go to blame somebody you don't like." - Freder

(left-wing perps claim responsibility or are named)

Silence - Freder

gadfly said...

Blogger Big Mike said...
. . . I discovered [that] the office of Power Line blogger John Hinderaker at the Center of the American Experiment in Minnesota was firebombed last Saturday. . . . [H]owever whether the FBI will put any effort into finding a criminal who has attacked a conservative organization remains to be seen.

Hinderacker writes in Power Line that "leftists firebombed my office last Saturday night. At around 2 am, they broke into the building that houses the Center of the American Experiment and two other conservative organizations with which we often collaborate, along with many other businesses. The arsonists set two fires: one was in the first-floor corridor between American Experiment’s office and the space we sublease to Take Charge, Kendall and Sheila Qualls’ organization. A second fire was set on the third floor, immediately outside or perhaps actually inside the office of the Upper Midwest Law Center, on whose board I serve." Then he posted a picture of the hallway damage somewhere outside of his office [maybe from KSAP-TV] but strangely, nothing showing his firebombed office.

Lots of assumptions all around here. How many leftists knew or cared that John Hideraker is a so-called conservative MAGA-leaning writer at Power Line which promotes the "Russian Hoax" bullshit? Or that he was is President of the Center for the American Experiment think tank or a board member of the Upper Midwest Law Center? Or that he had an office at 8421 Wayzata Boulevard in Golden Valley, MN?

On the other hand, TakeCharge-MN is not a political organization but Kendall Qualls is known to all as a failed Republican candidate for Governor in 2022 and 3rd District Representative in 2020. "Minnesoota" is home to the DFL - the majority party boasting two senators, five representatives, and a governor.

https://kstp.com/kstp-news/top-news/conservative-groups-c.laim-they-were-targets-of-suspected-arson-at-golden-valley-office-building/

Big Mike said...

Some high school students were at the state capitol of Indiana on Tuesday advocating for more gun control when they hopped on an elevator with State Representative Jim Lucas.

One of the kids asked Lucas if he carried a firearm, at which point Lucas pushed back his suit jacket to reveal his lawfully carried pistol and told the students “I’m carrying right now.”

Makynna Fivecoats, a 17-year-old student at Burris Laboratory School, recorded the exchange between Lucas, the students and a parent chaperone, Alison Case, The Statehouse File reports. During their discussion, Lucas flashed his gun to the teenagers.

“My heart sank to my stomach,” Fivecoats later told The Statehouse File. “I genuinely felt very unsafe in that moment. And I really just wanted the conversation to kind of end after that.”

A student next told Lucas that people carrying firearms do not make them feel safe but rather threatened, prompting the following exchange:

“OK, those are feelings,” Lucas responded. “I’m talking facts.”

“That’s what this is about; this is about feelings,” replied the student.

“People who want to kill you don’t care about your feelings,” Lucas said.


Bingo!

Ann Althouse said...

"Is that full ice or open water?"

You're not seeing any open water in those pictures, but the dark colored ice is, I think, in the process of melting. It's soft and porous, I believe. I'm not seeing any fishing huts out there where they would normally be this time of year.

The lake froze during the period in early January when it was very cold, below zero, but then it jumped up into the 30s. Somehow we've skipped the 00s, 10s, and 20s this year. That's a big gap of temperatures that would normally predominate in winter. In the next 10 days, it's going into the 40s and even 50s. It's quite a strange winter!

Humperdink said...

The NYC cop pounding illegal that gave the American public the finger sported an LA Lakers jersey. NBA player's spokesman and statesman LA Lakers Lebron James was seen smiling. Beating a cop, wearing his team's jersey, a win-win!

Enigma said...

Earth has temperature and climate bands akin to those visible on Saturn and Jupiter.

Scroll down to the bottom: https://www.noaa.gov/jetstream/clouds/four-core-types-of-clouds

The temperature bands zigzag up and down per random fluctuations in the Jet Stream. The cold zones are akin to moving skull caps on the top and bottom of Earth. Sometimes N. America is super cold, sometimes Europe is super cold, and sometimes Asia is super cold. The other regions tend to be warmer when one region is colder. The coldest region varies year by year; early this season East Asia was very cold. These variations have absolutely NOTHING to do with climate change. Furthermore, the global ocean currents (e.g., the Pacific's El Nino, La Nina) fluctuate and cause periodic weather/winter temp variations. California alternates between cold & dry versus warm & wet winters every 4 to 7 years. This is also not global warming.

Keep the concepts straight and don't let clueless media faces or ideology-driven activists spout their cartoonish broken understanding of the multiple factors involved.

Keep politics out of science. Get politics out of climate science, physics, and astronomy.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Maybe?

https://www.frontpagemag.com/did-iran-agent-serving-as-pentagon-chief-of-staff-cause-death-of-3-soldiers/

Original Mike said...

In addition to El Nino, the Tonga volcano blasted enormous amounts of water vapor into the atmosphere. I believe the amount is that Tonga increased water vapor in the atmosphere by 10%. Water vapor is a powerful greenhouse gas. The excess water vapor injected by the Tonga volcano, on the other hand, could remain in the stratosphere for several years.

Leland said...

How many leftists knew or cared that John Hideraker is a so-called conservative MAGA-leaning writer at Power Line which promotes the "Russian Hoax" bullshit?

I know of nobody that Hindraker was "MAGA-leaning" and the "Russian Hoax" is bullshit.

But gadfly, you seemed to have known and your remarks seem rather vicious. Where were you last Saturday?

Original Mike said...

"How many leftists knew or cared that John Hideraker is a so-called conservative MAGA-leaning writer at Power Line which promotes the "Russian Hoax" bullshit?"

How many does it take?

Are you seriously claiming this wasn't political?

Owen said...

Enigma @6:53: thanks for one of the best descriptions I’ve heard of how the “polar vortex” and jet stream produce alternating warmer/colder zones —which have nothing to do with “climate change.” Or perhaps more accurately, “climate change” explains everything and is therefore worthless as a way of understanding what’s going on and why.

Original Mike @10:06: excellent. And prayers up for John Hinderaker and his colleagues. This is getting ugly.

gilbar said...

Professor? could you use your NYTs subscription to see if this is true?
NYT published a long article today about detransitioners and how the “always affirm” model has destroyed the bodies and lives of many confused children.