On the disputed matter of whether there was violence by the Spanish Civil Guard, this from Breitbart:
Commenting on widely-criticised police violence during the referendum, Rajoy said that “some mistakes were made” but that the fundamental error had been committed by his adversaries, who have put “national sovereignty” in danger.
I take that as meaning that there was some truth to the reports, but “they started it.”
Hillary Clinton in the Sunday Times:
In his campaign, Trump talked about how a victory for him would be “Brexit plus plus plus”. Did the British vote, less than five months earlier, not make her think that a similar populist earthquake was possible in the US? “Brexit should have been a bigger alarm than it was,” she admits. “It was some of the same people working for Trump, advocating for him. They thought, ‘Hey, we’ve got this figured out, just tell a really horrible lie over and over again, keep people off balance and make them think that this will, if not make their lives better, make them feel better.’ They voted against modern Britain and the EU, believing that somehow this would be good for their small village. It made no sense. The same thing played out in my race, but I didn’t think we were so vulnerable. But it turned out we were wrong — in part because the Russians played a much bigger role.”
What was the “horrible lie” they told over and over again? And us Brits “voted against modern Britain and the EU”, did we? Well, I suppose we did. But the Clintons and Obamas and all the rest of them seem to think that whatever is “modern” or “new” is automatically better than anything that is “old” or “past”. And I don’t think that’s true. History is replete with examples of the latest fad being much, much worse than what came before it. But somehow, for the left, tomorrow is always an improvement on today.
She’s a bit of a sad case, Hillary Clinton. She really ought to fade gracefully away, but she has such a vast sense of entitlement to becoming President of the United States that she’s going to just keep on running for president until she gets her well-deserved turn in the top job. But she never will. Because she doesn’t deserve anything. And so she has become a political corpse round the neck of the Democratic party.
Security appears to have paid little notice as he moved a series of bags containing 23 guns to the room. But they did respond to his complaints about loud music from a family staying in the room just below.
His response to smokers was to pull out his own cigar, and blow smoke in their faces. Perhaps he had much the same response to loud music.
And loud music had been going on for three whole days from the country and western music festival across the road. And maybe it was very loud. I remember when the Rolling Stones played Bristol sometime in the 1980s, half the city got to hear them, they were that loud. I was over a kilometre away, but I could hear Mick’s voice clearly. There were a lot of complaints afterwards. People living nearby could probably hardly hear themselves speak. But at least it only lasted for an hour or so.
Maybe Stephen Paddock had tried complaining to the festival organisers, just like he’d complained to the hotel management about the loud music from the floor below. But it did no good. And maybe they even turned up the volume on that final Sunday night while they all sang God Bless America with lighters and mobile phones held aloft.
Multiple shooters? He was dispensing justice Rambo-style, with weapons in each hand.
Who told the crowd, “You’re all going to die”? Hotel staff who’d glimpsed the cache of weapons sometime that evening. Unable to raise the senior hotel management on a Sunday evening, they did the next best thing, and tried to warn the concert-goers, just 45 minutes before he opened up on them.
There was no plan. He hadn’t booked into the Mandalay Bay Hotel in order to kill anyone. He was there to gamble, just like always. It was simple tit for tat. That was the whole way he’d always run his life. Pay them back, and pay them back one hundred times over. Pay them back with a jackpot as big as those he got playing Video Poker.