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Senate staffer Wolfe pleads guilty

Conservative TreehouseSenate Security Chief James Wolfe was given a plea deal by the DOJ allowing him to plead guilty to a single count of lying to federal authorities, and avoiding all other consequences.

The DOJ never openly admitted that Wolfe leaked the 83 Page FISA application on March 17th, 2017 from the Senate Intelligence Committee; and the media have never admitted to receiving it. This pleading today covers-up the entire scheme and throws a blanket over massive and consequential downstream ramifications to the Senate Intelligence Committee and U.S. Media that will now remain hidden.

The guy originally said senators told him to leak this stuff. I think I still believe that version. That doesn't make it legal.

Tue Oct 16 06:43:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that voter fraud that doesn't exist...

The FederalistThis week, liberals have been repeating their frequent claim that voter fraud doesn’t exist. A recent Salon article argues that “voter fraud just isn’t a problem in Pennsylvania,” despite evidence to the contrary. Another article argues that voter fraud is entirely in the imagination of those who use voter ID laws to deny minorities the right to vote.

Yet as the election approaches, more and more cases of voter fraud are beginning to surface. In Colorado, multiple instances were found of dead people attempting to vote. Stunningly, “a woman named Sara Sosa who died in 2009 cast ballots in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.” In Virginia, it was found that nearly 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people.

Dead people voting has been a hallmark of the Democrats for decades.

Free Beacon"The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American. It is white. It is Latino. It is Asian-Pacific Islander," Abrams said. "It is made up of those who've been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented." The Free Beacon contacted Abrams' campaign "to ask what role undocumented immigrants will play in the midterms if they are not legal voters."

Documented and "undocumented" (illegal aliens) people voting? That's vote fraud, and it's not the only area of concern in this race.

Victory GirlsThe demand from the Abrams campaign comes in response to an Associated Press report on records it obtained showing Georgia has put a hold on more than 53,000 voter registration applications — nearly seven-in-ten of them belonging to African Americans — because they failed to clear the state’s “exact match” standard.

Under the policy, even the most minor discrepancy — like a typo or missing letter — between a voter’s registration and their drivers license, social security or state ID cards can be flagged.

Note, those people flagged can still vote, they just have to show up in person to have their ID checked. No one's vote is being suppressed. But the real news here is that 53,000 voter applications do not match their official records. Sure, it might be a very small, even trivial discrepancy. But it might be a lot more than that. In fact, it might be paying for votes -- literally. Read the whole thing.

Tue Oct 16 05:43:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Magical Thinking

Tue Oct 16 04:43:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Educated Idiots

Orange County RegisterIn the imaginations of its boosters, and for many outside the state, California is often seen as the role model for the future. But, sadly, California is also moving backward toward a more feudal society.

Feudalism was about the concentration of wealth and power in a relative handful of people... Today California is creating a feudalized society characterized by the ultra-rich, a diminishing middle class... California’s poverty, and the loss of a middle class, is most profoundly felt in the interior counties.

Not especially, no. Sure, you could point to a feudal society and say it exhibits concentration of wealth and power in a handful of people, but there are clear counterexamples, and in particular, fuedalism (combined with relative peace and stability) allowed the emergence of wealthy merchants and craftsmen (along with many less wealthy but certainly prosperous). While governmental power was certainly concentrated in fewer people than modern systems of government, compared to other contemporary forms feudalism actually spread power more broadly -- by necessity and design.

What's the actual definition of feudalism?

Googlethe dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.

Now that's a definition that will actually distinguish feudalism from monarchy, free markets, socialism, communism, and so on.

Feudalism was characterized by local control -- sort of a precursor to our federal system in the US. Local lords provided military protection to their tenants, and those tenants paid taxes in return. Each lord owed military service to their lord and was owed such service by their vassals. Each lord was expected to handle their own problems if possible, and kick it up the chain to the next higher level if they could not. For the feudal lords and their vassals, wealth was certainly concentrated, but the system allowed for the gradual expansion of a middle class and eventually the wealthy merchants obtained economic power similar to that of the nobility, and many nobles were in turn brought into low economic straits once merely owning land was not sufficient to turn a profit.

On a local level, your lord under fuedalism could be good or bad, lenient or strict. Things could be really bad or really good economically; it was all up to the local guy.

Monarchy (and in particular, absolute monarchy) are characterized by as much central control as possible given communications technology and travel time. Rather than being distributed across a network of small local lords, power (and thus to some extent wealth) was centralized in the king and handed out to his court.

In communism, the central government "party" owns everything -- supposedly on behalf of the people, but not really. In practice, power and wealth were concentrated in the leaders of the Party, and those who challenged that power even in economic ways were generally killed outright. That's a very tight concentration of power.

In socialism, the government claims to own nothing, but regulates and taxes everything.

Tue Oct 16 03:43:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that unbiased media...

Free BeaconExplanatory media website Vox has been receiving money from a Chinese communist government-backed front organization.

A recent Vox blog post by foreign editor Yochi Dreazen titled, "The big winner of the Trump-Kim summit? China" discloses at the bottom of the piece that the reporting was subsidized by the China-United States Exchange Foundation.

"This reporting was supported by the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), a privately funded nonprofit organization based in Hong Kong that is dedicated to ‘facilitating open and constructive exchange among policy-makers, business leaders, academics, think-tanks, cultural figures, and educators from the United States and China,'" the post states in a note at the bottom.

CUSEF, as first noted by Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin, is a front organization backed by the Chinese government and established to spread the party's propaganda.

Yep. Paid communist propaganda spread by our media.

Tue Oct 16 02:43:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GOP office in New York vandalized

Daily CallerThe Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was vandalized Thursday night with broken windows, a spray-painted anarchy sign, and a threatening message that the “attack is merely a beginning.”

The building is the headquarters of the Manhattan Republican Party and the New York City regional office for the New York Republican Party.

This sort of thing is far from uncommon. Republican signs on college campuses get vandalized regularly. Free speech and association are under definite threat these days. And yet Republicans (so far) keep winning elections. The discrepency is the result of a massive media propaganda campaign designed to keep ordinary people -- Republicans -- ashamed and in the closet politically. Search engines and social media are working other angles. This blog is my way of fighting that.

UPDATE: Possible poisoned letter sent to Senator Susan Collins. And I forgot to mention the recent ricin attacks on Trump and Cruz, or the truck burned for having Trump bumper stickers. Maybe Hillary should call for peace and stop the violence?

UPDATE: Two Republican candidates attacked.

Categories Civil War

Tue Oct 16 01:43:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sigh

So I'm digging around looking for some info on a marvel character in a Netflix show, and I run into an article talking about other marvel characters. One of them is Captain Marvel. Her movie is set in the 90s, and the author says that makes it the first of the Marvel movies chronologically.

I get that not everyone keeps up with this stuff.

But if it is your job to keep up with it, and write articles on the web supposedly informing other peoplle about it from a ppsition of authority, it would help to get it right.

The OTHER Marvel origin movie about a Captain, specifically Captain America, is set in World War Two.

If you are paying attention, World War Two ended in 1945. That's before 1990.

Mon Oct 15 01:47:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

State Dept revokes clearances for Hillary and aides

Judiciary Committee statementThe U.S. State Department recently confirmed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other individuals whom Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including close aide Cheryl Mills, according to the State Department’s update of its ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information related to the use of Clinton’s non-government email server.

"At her request" is an interesting part of the story. Does she want less legal liability for information she may have now? It sounds like she turned in information, too, but doesn't say what.

My guess is that Hillary wanted to request her clearance be revoked rather than face the public humiliation of having Trump do it.

Sat Oct 13 07:05:08 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

New Swedish citizen rapes woman, advises her to seek an imam

When they said immigration is an act of love, this is what they meant.

Sat Oct 13 06:13:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Manchin (D-WV) failed to report ownership of yacht he lives on

Washington Free BeaconA government watchdog group is calling for a probe into Joe Manchin's (D., W.V.) failure to report ownership of a limited liability company that holds a $700,000 yacht he lives on while he is in Washington, D.C.

A complaint was filed to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics Thursday by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a D.C.-based ethics watchdog organization, alleging that Manchin violated Senate Ethics Rules in relation to financial disclosures.

I'm sure this will go over very well with the people he supposedly represents in West Virginia. As will his desire to use opioid funding to fund a helicopter for the governor.

Sat Oct 13 05:13:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Up to 40% of rape accusations may be false

Washington TimesThe assertion from forces against Brett M. Kavanaugh that false allegations of rape or attempted rape are extremely rare is rebutted by a number of studies, researchers say.

Liberals on TV and social media said repeatedly during the Senate confirmation process that only 2 percent of charges are lies — meaning there likely would be truth in the majority of such charges, such as that of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago.

Brent E. Turvey, a criminologist, wrote a 2017 book that dispels this notion. His research, and that of two co-authors, cited statistical studies and police crime reports. One academic study showed that as many as 40 percent of sexual assault charges are false. Mr. Turvey wrote that the FBI in the 1990s pegged the falsity rate at 8 percent for rape or attempted rape complaints.

I'd like to see similar statistics developed for fake hate crimes.

Sat Oct 13 04:13:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Quoting Winston Churchill should not require an apology

Funny how the left claims to oppose Hitler, but treats Hitler's opponents as shameful.

Sat Oct 13 03:13:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump must declassify

The HillTo declassify or not to declassify? That is the question, when it comes to the FBI’s original evidence in the Russia collusion case.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI have tried to thwart President Trump on releasing the evidence, suggesting it will harm national security, make allies less willing to cooperate, or even leave him vulnerable to accusations that he is trying to obstruct the end of the Russia probe.

Before you judge the DOJ’s and FBI’s arguments — which are similar to those offered to stop the release of information in other major episodes of American history, from the Bay of Pigs to 9/11 — consider Footnote 43 on Page 57 of Chapter 3 of the House Intelligence Committee’s report earlier this year on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Then, last Wednesday, I broke the story that Baker admitted to Congress in an unclassified setting — repeat, in an unclassified setting — that he had met with a top lawyer at the firm representing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and received allegations from that lawyer about Russia, Trump and possible hacking.

And it was, in turns out, the same meeting that was so heavily censored by the intel agencies from Footnote 43 in the House report — treated, in other words, as some big national security secret.

I remain convinced that Trump will have to declassify this stuff himself to get the full truth out there. The FBI and DOJ are trying to lift the curtain an inch at a time, hoping the public gets bored and/or elects Democrats before the full ugliness is revealed.

Trump possibly has his own reasons for playing footsie with Rosenstein, but the IG report on the Clinton email investigation was sufficiently watered down that I don't see how the IG report on the FISA abuse can possibly be trusted. The only way to enforce sunlight on the FBI and DOJ is to insist -- at the Presidential level -- that the full story will be declassified in the end, any attempt at a cover-up exposed, and ultimately, prosecuted.

Sat Oct 13 02:13:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Facebook takes down "Right Wing News" which had 3M followers

TwitchyThe New York Times is reporting that Facebook shut down a number of American-run pages today, including “Right Wing News” which has over 3 million subscribers

By "disinformation", Facebook means information they disagree with.

Twitchy quoting the New York TimesAfter Dr. Blasey testified, Right Wing News posted several false stories about her — including the suggestion that her lawyers were being bribed by Democrats — and then used the network of Facebook pages and accounts to share the pieces so that they proliferated online quickly, social media researchers said.

As I recall, Dr Blasey testified that she didn't know who was paying her lawyers. Who else would be paying them? Whose interests were they actually looking after? I'm pretty sure it wasn't their clients', because perjury to the Senate is a serious matter.

Sat Oct 13 01:13:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Glenn Simpson to plead the 5th

Fri Oct 12 08:13:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dem Senate candidate for Arizona Sinema mocks her own state

TwitchyBREAKING: LEAKED VIDEO: in a 2011 speech in TX, Democratic Senate candidate @kyrstensinema mocks Arizonans as “Crazy” and calls Arizona the “crazy” state.

Yeah, she probably wasn't planning to run for office at the time, but still.

UPDATE: Oh man. Wow. Sinema might as well just resign the race right now.

Fri Oct 12 07:13:12 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More classified Clinton emails found

Judicial Watch Judicial Watch announced today that it received 288 pages of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that were transmitted over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system, three of which contain classified information... These new classified and other emails appear to be among those that Clinton had attempted to delete or had otherwise failed to disclose.

At this point, I'd be happy if Clinton retired from public life as a result of this scandal, but it seems she has no intention of doing that unless she is actually prosecuted. And possibly not even then.

Fri Oct 12 07:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Man who attacked Republican baseball team wanted healthcare

TwitterRand Paul says media hid key detail about Democratic terrorist James Hodgkinson: "When he came on the field with a semi-automatic weapon firing probably close to 200 shots at us, shooting five people and almost killing Steve Scalise, he was yelling 'this is for healthcare!"

There are two stories here: that the attack was explicitly political, with the attacker yelling about healthcare, and the media refused to report on the attacker's political motivation. Even today, they can barely remember there was an attack; that's how strong the memory hole is.

Fri Oct 12 06:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Remember, remember the 6th of November...

The Gunpowder Treason and plot. I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.

Of course this guy decided to skip over the bit about targeting the king and parliament, going directly to the people.

Fri Oct 12 05:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Bredesen lied about Kavanaugh

PJMediaCampaign staffers for Tennessee Democrat Senate nominee Phil Bredesen were caught on tape admitting that the supposedly moderate candidate was lying through his teeth when he said last Friday that he would have voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The staffers, surreptitiously recorded by Project Veritas in a video released Wednesday night, said Bredesen lied to hoodwink moderate Republicans into voting for him. Most polling shows Bredesen behind in a race against conservative Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

Prompted by a female Project Veritas journalist, Bredesen field organizers Maria Amalla and Will Stewart both said that Bredesen was intentionally lying for votes:

When you evaluate a candidate, you have to look at how they actually voted, not how they claim they will vote. It is the natural instinct of the politician to tell the person they are talking to at any given moment exactly what they want to hear.

Fri Oct 12 04:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Truck burned for Trump bumper stickers

Fox NewsA truck adorned with several stickers supporting President Trump was reportedly set ablaze and vandalized with spray paint outside a bar in Washington state, in what the owner believes was a targeted attack.

"If you say anything that someone doesn't like, you are ultimately a target," Johnny MacKay told KOIN-TV of Portland, Ore. "You're automatically the enemy and they have to hurt you."

When you demonize your political opponents as being literally Hitler, as the Left and the media have been doing for years now, there are consequences.

Categories Civil War Terrorism

Fri Oct 12 03:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Internal Google document proposes political censorship

BreitbartAn internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.

But the 85-page briefing, titled “The Good Censor,” admits that Google and other tech platforms now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome political events around the world.

Their claims of political neutrality are bullshit.

Fri Oct 12 02:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Carefully not mentioning the Obama connection...

Investor's Business Daily"Numerous officials at the DOJ and the FBI have told us under oath...nobody at FBI or DOJ knew anything about the Democratic Party being behind the Clinton dirt," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Sunday. "Now you have one of the top lawyers for the Democrats and the Clinton campaign who was feeding information directly to the top lawyer at the FBI."

And the Clinton campaign contact with the FBI happened "before even the FISA warrant," Nunes said. "Now you have absolute proof that that wasn't told to the FISA court. So you want the evidence of FISA abuse? There it is right there."

Clinton's campaign reportedly channeled nearly $6 million from mid-2015 to the end of 2016 to Perkins Coie. The DNC shelled out another $3.6 million in legal services, at least some of which went to Perkins Coie. Perkins Coie, as we now know, paid Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS paid Christopher Steele, who was in close contact with the FBI's No. 4 official, Bruce Ohr, and his wife, Nellie Ohr, who also worked for Fusion GPS.

Who else paid Perkins Coie? A small organization now known as Organizing For America. You may know it better by its prior name, Obama For America. That's what it was called when he was President... you know, the person who is in charge of the FBI and the CIA that were doing the spying on Trump and possibly other Republican candidates?

Yeah. Obama knew. He helped pay for it.

Fri Oct 12 01:07:06 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judicial Watch sues for ammo ban records

Judicial Watch Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), a component of the Department of Justice, for 1,900 pages of records about a proposed reclassification that would effectively ban certain types of AR-15 ammunition as armor-piercing (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02218)).

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agency failed to respond to a May 14, 2018, FOIA request for the 1,900 documents about the Obama administration’s AR-15 ammo ban efforts. The documents include ATF talking points about the “Armor Piercing Ammunition Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” and other records discussing ammunition classification.

Even with Trump in charge, the ATF are not our friends, and under Obama, they probably were talking rather freely about what they could do to screw gun owners. The fact that they tried to ignore a FOIA request from Judicial Watch suggests there's something ugly in the responsive documents.

Thu Oct 11 05:36:18 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Rosenstein declines to testify to Congress

Conservative Treehouse quoting the Washington Post Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein’s interview with a joint House panel reviewing the Justice Department investigation of President Trump’s alleged Russia ties will not take place this week as expected, according to congressional aides involved with the planning.

The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees were expected to speak with Rosenstein behind closed doors Thursday as part of their probe into federal law enforcement’s conduct during the investigations of Trump’s campaign and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. But a dispute over the interview’s terms prevented the committees and the Justice Department from reaching a deal to hold the meeting, according to people familiar with the discussions.

So what's really going on?

Without the threat of immediate declassification hanging over his head, Rosenstein is feeling his Wheaties. If he went before Congress and testified honestly, it would be a disaster for him and fuel continued leaks to the press about what he said -- leaks that would be very personally damaging. And if he went before Congress and testified falsely, he would face criminal liability. Rosenstein feels like he's worked something out with Trump that will let him thumb his nose at Congress temporarily. Probably only temporarily, because his position still sucks. But long enough, perhaps, to get past the midterms.

Categories Spygate

Thu Oct 11 04:36:18 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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