Monday in Whitewater will be cloudy with rain & drizzle and a high of 39. Sunrise is 7:25 AM and sunset 4:32 PM for 9h 07m 28s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 83.4% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1942, the FBI obtains the conviction of 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne (the Duquesne Spy Ring) in the largest espionage case in United States history.
Consider, from the faraway Russian dictatorship, a New Year’s Eve special on state television:
During Russia’s New Year special on state TV, they openly addressed the West to say, “Like it or not, Russia is enlarging!” The rest of the clip should give you a general idea as to the mood in the studio. pic.twitter.com/EcBxhEabS0— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) January 2, 2023
The clip is from Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews), whose reporting and translation of Russian state media is comprehensive and praiseworthy. Her work is painstaking and revealing.
The Russian program looks to outside eyes as though it could not possibly be real, as though it were a scene from an American parody like The Producers. The program has a Springtime for Hitler feel.
Such are conditions in Europe, that hundreds are killed each day while Russians dance in Moscow.
And yet, and yet, such are conditions in America, that fellow travelers of Russia’s dictator would prefer the dancing go on all night.
Russia rings in New Year attacking Ukraine with 45 drones: