SS had eyes on assassin THREE HOURS beforehand, and then sighted on roof for 20 minutes

Good grief. The first suspicions arising from his use of the rangefinder outside the x-ray machines turns out to have happened three hours before the event, but they managed to lose track of him? Reportage from Daily Mail, which I won’t link to. You can find it if you want to.

Then, they had him in their sights on the roof the whole time. For 20 minutes. I have many questions. >>>

“Law enforcement officials investigating the assassination attempt on Donald Trump told lawmakers Wednesday that 20 minutes passed between the time U.S. Secret Service snipers first spotted the gunman on a rooftop and the time shots were fired at the former president, according to several law enforcement officials and lawmakers briefed on the matter. Officials said the snipers spotted the suspect, 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, on the roof of a building outside the security zone at the rally Saturday in Butler, Pennsylvania, at 5:52 p.m. ET. The shooting happened at 6:12 p.m. ET, 20 minutes later, the sources said.

“In the days since the shooting, the Secret Service has come under scrutiny for its response to the assassination attempt and the agency’s director, Kimberly Cheatle, has been subpoenaed to testify before Congress. A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said she “welcomes the opportunity to testify.””


230 years ago today: The terror that was, and that which may yet still be

“As the French Revolution entered its worst days, sixteen Discalced Carmelites from the Monastery of the Incarnation in Compiègne offered their lives as a sacrifice to God, making reparation to him and imploring peace for the Church… they were arrested and thrown into prison. Their happiness and resignation were so evident that those around them were also encouraged to draw strength from God’s love. They were condemned to death for their fidelity to the Church and their religious life and for their devotion to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Singing hymns, and having renewed their vows before the superior, Teresa of St. Augustine, they were put to death in Paris on July 17th, 1794. They were beatified by Pope St. Pius X on May 13, 1906.”

From Father Z:

Happy Feast of Blessed Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions, the Martyrs of Compiègne.  Carmelites.

In 1794, the Place de la Nation on the east side of Paris was called the Place du Trône-Renversé… Toppled Throne Square.

In 1792 a guillotine was set up here and the killing began.

Robespierre and Barère made terror an instrument of governance:

“Terror is nothing more than speedy, severe and inflexible justice; it is thus an emanation of virtue”, quoth Robespierre.

Plus ça change.  Could have been uttered in Texas… or the CDW… ooops… DDW.

On 17 July of this same year, 1794, 11 Discalced Carmelite nuns of the Carmel of Compiègne, together with three lay sisters and two tertiaries were guillotined and buried in a mass grave in the nearby Picpus Cemetery. They had for a while been living with English Benedictine nuns, who were forbidden their native England. The Carmelites dedicated themselves to prayer for the restoration of peace in France and for the Church. Hence, they were arrested, shifted to Paris, and publicly murdered for the encouragement of the mob.

As the Carmelite nuns, aged 30 to 78, went to the razor, they renewed their vows and sang the either the Salve Regina or the Veni Creator Spiritus, accounts vary.

One by one they knelt before the prioress and asked permission to die.

“Permission to die, Mother?”
“Go, my daughter!”

Here is the dramatized scene.

Hone your bearing, and keep your eye on the prize

Blessed Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel! Missed Mass due to a bit of a stomach bug, and I’m bummed about it.

COLLECT: O God, the order of Carmel was singularly honored when the title of the most blessed ever-virgin Mary, Your Mother, was given to it. Grant that we who commemorate this solemn feast today may be shielded by Her protection and attain everlasting happiness.

Wear the brown scapular. Have yourself enrolled in it. That scapular is a mini-habit of the Carmelites. Pray the Rosary every day. You will receive many graces.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Shooter identified by crowds 26 MINUTES beforehand, cops can’t find him, until one does and then retreats

(I’m aware the site is no longer allowing comments on new posts. My settings show comments are still enabled. Supernerd is on the case. -nvp)

From AP:

“Several rallygoers reported to local officers that Crooks was acting suspiciously and pacing near the magnetometers, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. Officers were then told Crooks was climbing a ladder, the official said. Officers searched for him (NOW REVEALED TO BE 26 MINUTES PRIOR) but were unable to find him before he made it to the roof, the official added. Butler County Sheriff Michael Slupe told the AP that a local officer climbed to the roof and encountered Crooks, who saw the officer and turned toward him just before the officer dropped down to safety. Slupe said the officer couldn’t have wielded his own gun under the circumstances. The officer retreated down the ladder, and Crooks quickly took a shot toward Trump, and that’s when Secret Service snipers shot him, according to two officials who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.”

I have many questions. This kid fends off a cop, then swings back and immediately gets rounds downrange. High School friends say he was such a bad shot, he was personally disinvited from the rifle team. Although it is possible to improve skills over two year’s time. It is strange we haven’t been shown the weapon yet, so no way to comment on what kind of optic he was running. But what I can tell you is that with a decent red dot, even a total amateur like me can manage 10 inch groupings at twice the distance, and that’s with a 35 year old Romanian AK. So he is still a terrible shot, but at only 120 years, he was really close. Also, how was he somehow toting around a ladder and rifle for 26 minutes, spotted and videoed by multiple people, multiple 911 calls, shouting at cops… what kind of Houdini act was this?

Don’t worry. The Pittsburgh FBI Field Office is on the case. The same FBI Field Office who handled/buried the Hunter Biden laptop.

Assassination attempt on President Trump. I have many questions.

First, join me in prayer about the whole situation, our long shattered nation first and foremost. Who knows what comes next. If for some reason you have not taken steps to protect your family, do that now. If you haven’t been to Confession, do that now.

But I do have questions about how the Secret Service and/or local LEO failed to clear and secure the closest elevated position with a clear line of fire to the podium. How is this possible?

Is it true that Trump’s Secret Service detail begged for additional resources, and were denied by the Regime? It seems so.

75 years ago today, Pope Pius XII excommunicated all communists from the Catholic Church, calling Marxism the “irreconcilable enemy” of Christianity

On July 13, 1949, the Vatican releases its “Decree Against Communism” to the public.


“The Decree Against Communism was a 1949 Catholic Church document issued by the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, and approved by Pope Pius XII, which declared Catholics who professed communist doctrine to be excommunicated as apostates from the Christian faith.”

(ahem, abrogated by JPII in Can. 6 of the 1983 code. -nvp)

The Regime’s War of 2021 against the unvaxxed and vaxx injured, and how over 1000 doctors are now doing something about it

“In this video, we dive into the HOPE Accord, a significant movement led by over 1,000 doctors and scientists advocating for the suspension of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. The Accord calls for a thorough reevaluation of the vaccine’s safety and efficacy amid growing concerns about lockdowns, school closures, and vaccine mandates. We explore key issues such as the potential harms of the vaccine, the importance of informed consent, and the need for randomized controlled trials to provide more reliable data. Additionally, we discuss the controversial topics of publication bias, the suppression of dissenting studies, and the need for a more ethical and responsible regulatory body. Join us as we unravel the complexities of this critical conversation and consider the future of vaccine policy and medical ethics…”

(start about 10:00. Severe adverse reactions starts about 20:00)

Were there no sledgehammers available?