RedState's Watercooler 8/1 Open Thread: 9-11 2.0 Up North?


Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

The Plot Sickens: More on the Toronto Shooting – possible “9-11 v2.0” averted?


This little story was forwarded to me by a friend Up North who’s been helping me with a little research project… seems Turdeau (hey, they call him that up there, why can’t I?) would rather make war on gunowners than real terrorists. Turns out, the scumbag behind the Toronto mass-shooting (and I really had to think long and hard before running this, it hits close to home because it went down in my beloved’s old neighborhood) and his busted scumbag buddy had not only 31 identical late-model Glocks, but 42 kilograms of Carfentanil. At 42 keys… well, the entire annual output of the US is only 19 grams, and one-tenth of a gram will kill an elephant. So this stuff in those quantities isn’t Possession with Intent to Distribute of mere “recreational” narcotics like its cousin fentanyl–a very weak solution of this stuff killed TWO HUNDRED in that Moscow theater attack. This much of the stuff in one place? Especially in tandem with one Active Shooter and the gear to supply a whole team of murder-suicide jihadi whackjobs? This reeks of Weapon of Mass Destruction–more piscine odor here than Fisherman’s Wharf and Pike Place Market combined, folks… check out the reporting at


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 7/29: Deane reports success in French alliance, 1776; Korean armistice, 1953; Nixon impeachment referral, 1974
  • Monday, 7/30: French Navy contacts Continental forces, 1778; NASA created, 1958; USS Forrestal fire, 1967
  • Tuesday, 7/31: First legislative assembly in America, 1619; USS Indianapolis sunk, 1945; Medicare signed, 1965
  • Wednesday, 8/1: Speedwell sails to join Mayflower pilgrims, 1620; Lafayette commisioned as (unpaid) Major General, 1777; Hoffa ghosts, 1975
  • Thursday, 8/2: Declaration of Independence signed, 1776; first SFO cable car enters service, 1873; PT-109 rammed and sunk, 1943
  • Friday, 8/3: First known letter  from North America, 1527; Treaty of Greenville ends Northwest Indian War, 1795; Tandy introduces TRS-80 PC, 1977
  • Saturday, 8/4: Revenue Cutters (now USCG) established, 1790; Custer’s first skirmish in Indian Wars, 1873; Tonkin Gulf Incident, 1964

Today’s Birthdays: Soldier-explorer William Clark, 1770; National Anthem writer Francis Scott Key, 1779; authors Herman Melville, 1819, and J.K. Rowling, 1965

Holidays Around the World: Lebanon and China both observe Armed Forces Day. Various former British holdings commemorate today’s anniversary of the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. It’s also Azerbaijani Language and Alphabet Day in Azerbaijan. Switzerland and Benin celebrate their National Days. Happy Statehood Day, Colorado!

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