12 September 2023

Tuesday Links - 12 September

Sean Davis at The Federalist starts us off with Was 9/11 The Beginning Of The End Of The American Empire?

It spawned the worst and most destructive foreign policy in the country’s history. The government response to 9/11 birthed the constitutional abomination that is the modern warrantless surveillance state. The Patriot Act enabled the government to weaponize its vast resources against its own people.

Not the Bee has another 9/11 story - Biden claims he was at Ground Zero the day after 9/11, despite being in DC. Lying about 9/11 seems pretty low.

I don't know how much more shameful a man can get.

Chicago Contrarian - Why Does Secrecy Prevail in Chicago Prosecutor’s Office?

An example of how FOIAs are misapplied is revealed in a two-part story published in the Chicago City Wire, entitled “What is Kim Foxx Hiding?” In his exposé, journalist W.J. Kennedy alleges Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office has refused to release records on two high-profile stories that stand to cost Chicago taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Other McCain - Asking The Important Questions. With a link to a Tweet from Smitty. (X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.)

Tam at View from the Porch - Automotif CD... Click thru for the photo, and more info.

Here's something you don't see every day. It's a 1938 Packard Darrin Convertible Victoria.

Pixy Misa at Ambient Irony - Daily News Stuff 9 September 2023: Access Denial Denied Edition

After a district court handed down an injunction in a First Amendment case basically forbidding the federal government from talking to social networks at all the government appealed to the Fifth Circuit. [SNIP]

The government is now appealing to the Supreme Court, saying that it can't function if constitutionally-protected rights are allowed to be protected by the Constitution.

Wombat-socho - FMJRA 2.0: Night Owls. (Still time to get in on the sale!)

I am embarrassed that I forgot (until now) to pimp Hans Schantz’ Based Book Sale. Everything’s 99 cents or free, and written by authors who don’t hate you and the principles you believe in! What a concept, right? Head on over and take a look at the hundreds of books on offer!

Tam at View from the Porch - "Cars these days!"

Every time I post pics of an older car on Facebook, there are a smattering of comments that are all a variation on "I miss the old days when cars looked different. Now they all look the same," when in fact they really didn't and they really don't. At least, not any more than usual.

SiGraybeard - Distractions

KJP being matched up with Jamie Foxx on the left was around in a lot of places last weekend. I always think of her as Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons.

Juvat at Chant du Départ - Work- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

As an example, this past week, MBD and The Rev asked if Mrs J and I could come visit them in College Station. They're in the final stages of renovating their new house and needed some help.

A chance to visit them and our granddaughter, and all it'll take is a little manual labor?

Again from Tam at View from the Porch - Automotif CDI..

For the four hundred and first Automotif subject, I figured it best to put up something that truly fits the "CDI" description*.

Here's a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe in War Bonnet Yellow with a black interior. It's got the base L48 350cid small-block, which saw its compression lowered to 8.5:1 for the '71 model year so it could run on lower-octane fuel.

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