Archive for September 28, 2022

You might have seen the incredible speech by the new PM of Italy. It got a lot of attention and praise by conservatives in the west.

However as Legal Insurrection notes, Youtube apparently didn’t like it:

I was unwhelmed with shock at this move by Youtube which is consistent with their actions to others.

Yesterday afternoon I was watching the Mel Brooks special on HBO plus with DaWife who is home sick. Brooks mentioned this Oscar speech for winning best original screenplay for the Producers and having never seen the speech I went to Youtube and saw this:

Nothing says “Election 2020 is the most honest election there has ever been” then to ban videos and commentaries that question it.

This is a rather old video but I’ve noted that I’m closing in on 1000 subscribers which means that I can monetize videos there so I suspect the time has come to preemptively start the process to ban me.

Well I’m not taking down anything, not anything that they’ve flagged, not anything that they may flag nor anything else, but alas for Youtube that video is already up on Rumble

The day will come when the truth about election 2022 comes out just like the truth about COVID has and when that day comes perhaps I’ll sue Youtube but for now I’ll settle for moving my stuff to Rumble and waiting for them to ban me as they continue to go though my old videos.

Or perhaps I’ll ask the PM of Italy to speak for me because as I was writing this post I saw this update at Legal Insurrection:

After Reason asked YouTube to explain why it took down the video, the social media site reversed course and restored it.

“Upon careful review, we determined this video is not violative of our Community Guidelines and have reinstated it,” says Ivy Choi, a spokesperson for YouTube. “We enforce our policies regardless of the speaker’s political views and when it’s brought to our attention that a video has been mistakenly removed, we review the content and take appropriate action, including restoring the relevant videos or channels—as we have done with this video.”

Funny how all those mistakes come in one direction isn’t it?

There are those within the agency that do not like the direction it is going in:

Special Agent Stephen M. Friend, who works for the FBI in Florida and serves as a SWAT team member, told the main federal whistleblower office in Washington he had an ‘exemplary’ work record since he joined the bureau in 2014 and even won awards but was suspended in recent days after he began raising concerns about the FBI’s and DOJ’s conduct in the Jan. 6 investigation“

‘ I believed the investigations were inconsistent with FBI procedure and resulted in the violation of citizens’ Sixth and Eighth Amendment rights,’ Friend wrote. ‘I added that many of my colleagues expressed similar concerns to me but had not vocalized their objections to FBI Executive Management,” Solomon quotes Friend.

One wonders if a new FBI Director might not be among the growing list of whistleblowers from within the bureau who are coming forward to Republicans Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rep. James Comer of Kentucky and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Courage remains the first and most vital of virtues, let’s hope more FBI agents can must it.

Now day 3 of our Novena

St. Matthew Novena - Day 3
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us St. Matthew as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the virtue he showed in choosing to leave behind his profitable life as a tax collector in order to follow You.

St. Matthew, you enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle when you worked as a tax collector. But when Christ called you to follow Him, you willingly chose to give up your earthly wealth in order to pursue heavenly reward.

Please bring my petitions before God Whom you chose to serve!

You became one of Jesus’ closest friends and His Apostle. You devoted the rest of your life to serving God, and you did not regret leaving behind your earthly riches.

Pray for me, that I may grow in detachment to earthly goods. Pray that I may always seek heavenly reward before earthly riches.

Please also pray for the FBI agents involved in the Mark Houck arrest.

St. Matthew, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Read more at: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-matthew-novena

Daniel Webster: What are you looking for, Colonel? What’s your name?

Martin Van Buren Aldrich: Martin Van Buren Aldrich. My pa is the only Democrat in Cross Corners. He said you had horns and a tail, Mr. Webster, but I ain’t seen them yet.

Daniel Webster: [laughs] You see, Martin, I only wear them when I’m in Washington. That’s the trouble. But if you ever get down there, I’ll be glad to show them to you.

Martin Van Buren Aldrich: Gee, would you, Mr. Webster? Honest?

Daniel Webster: Of course! And you tell your father for me, that we may be on opposite sides of the fence, but I’m always glad to hear of a man who holds to his own opinion. As long as the people do that, this country is all right.

All That Money Can Buy (also known as The Devil & Daniel Webster) 1941

Every day when I get up and look at the next I see multiple pieces on polling. Trump is up by four over Biden, Abbot up four or eight over Beto, the generic ballot favors democrats by one, or republicans by three or DeSantis is up over trump by five or Fetterman is up over Doc Oz by six etc etc etc

You can find polling on almost every race, almost every opinion, in fact on just about everything and there is one fairly consistent fact that is very easy to miss if you don’t take a moment to think about it.

No matter what side of the fence you are on, no matter what candidate you support, at least 40% of your fellow citizens think you are wrong.

You might find an odd issue or candidate where that number drops to as low as 35% in fact once in a great while you might find an issue where you might get even lower and of course regional differences might make the number as few as three in ten but the bottom line is this: As a general rule it’s safe to say two out of every five people who pass you on the street don’t hold the opinions you do.

Now for most of the history of this county this hasn’t been that big of a problem. People disagreed and were willing to let it go today this is not the case. There is a key line in the movie I quoted above when Daniel Webster challenges the contract the Devil uses to claim his clients soul on the grounds that an American can’t be made to serve a foreign prince

Mr. Scratch: It’s true the North claims me for a Southerner and the South for a Northerner, but I’m neither.

In the end we’re all men, we share a common humanity and one of the basic rights of a man is the right to be wrong sometimes. Some may be wrong more frequently than others but in the end everybody gets some things wrong.

The danger is that when you criminalize disagreement and furthermore criminalize the attempt to hear the other side of an argument that’s when the Robespierres of the world arise.

There are those who may not object to this, and might fancy themselves the one who shall decide who gets the chop and who does not, but never forget that in the end every Robespierre ends up under his own guillotine.

Let’s see if we can avoid this fate for our country.