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New York police deploy to liberal media organizations in wake of attack in Maryland

PJMediaAs news of the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., broke, police officers rushed to secure the office of The New York Times in the Big Apple. Five people have died in the shooting so far.

The motive of the shooter, whom police have identified as a white male in his 20s, remains unknown. Some have rushed to blame President Donald Trump, who referred to members of the hostile mainstream media as the "enemy of the American people." The timing on this does not make sense, however.

Why, exactly, did they deploy? The killer was caught and had a specific motive for attacking that paper. But police in New York are deploying to protect their media organizations?

They are going to try to blame Trump and/or Trump supporters and/or "fake news" for this. It's transparently obvious. It's the only reason they would put up guards around media organizations in an entirely different city when the attacker is in custody already.

Fri Jun 29 10:22:02 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Rosenstein ducks, dodges, and weaves


He spent most of his time saying he wasn't there personally and doesn't have any personal knowledge of anything, except he signed one of FISA warrants, so he is personally implicated (and thus conflicted as far as the Mueller matter is concerned).

He was involved. He is desperately playing defense. Hell, he won't even say whether he read the application he signed.

He does say, eventually, that the application he signed doesn't match what has been publicly reported. That's a massive allegation of lying by one or more of his subordinates if his characterization is accurate. Or, it could just be a claim that the application doesn't exactly match the media reports on any number of specious minor differences.

Even if he was lied to, however, his current objective is obvious: play for time and avoid saying anything he could be prosecuted for later. It won't be clear whether he succeeded until the coverup fails. If it fails.

Fri Jun 29 10:21:56 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

New York Times: Gosh, why doesn't government just pay unions directly?

That way, unions could pay politicians directly without having to go through the motions of pretending to represent workers.

I have a better idea. How about the New York Times stops pretending to be objective and just pay Democrats directly?

Fri Jun 29 09:22:02 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judge orders DOJ to begin producing documents to Judicial Watch

Judicial WatchJudicial Watch announced U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton instructed the Justice Department to immediately begin producing records about DOJ communications with Nellie Ohr, the wife of senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr. Nellie Ohr worked for Clinton campaign vendor Fusion GPS on the anti-Trump Dossier campaign document.

Judge Walton rejected a Justice Department request to begin producing documents six months from now and ordered the DOJ to begin producing documents immediately on a rolling basis over the next two months. Judge Walton also rejected DOJ’s efforts to restrict their search to only 2016.

People are really starting to lose patience with the coverup.

Fri Jun 29 09:21:56 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mass murder in Annapolis

Details at Twitchy so far. It's in a newsroom? I guess that's one way to get your face on tv.

Thu Jun 28 15:28:41 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Full House passes resolution demanding documents from FBI, DOJ

Thu Jun 28 13:25:46 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More on the Florida Open Carry situation

The group's lawyer does an interview about the incident. There will be a lawsuit (no surprise). The police excuse is "officer safety" (no surprise).

Thu Jun 28 11:45:28 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Keith Ellison -- I don't believe in borders

He doesn't have the guts to wear it in English. It's in Spanish. He's the second in line in the Democratic party in the House, and running for Attorney General in Minnesota.

Thu Jun 28 10:45:34 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mass murders are not new

Clayton CramerSerial murderers are not mass murderers, but this "Church of the Sacrifice" cult was both: Serial mass murderers, repeatedly murdering whole families.

Clayton Cramer has been investigating mass murders in our nation's history. The above "Church of the Sacrifice" was from the slavery era. We probably have more mass murders, but also more people and more publicity (leading to repeat and copycat incidents). Our firearms technology has improved, too, but murder is nothing new -- not even murder in job lots.

Thu Jun 28 10:45:28 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Strzok testifies in closed session

We don't know much about what he said, other than claiming he did nothing wrong and all those texts we have read were just intimate conversations with intimate friends. Not buying that part. For the rest we'll have to wait for his open testimony, but Meadows did say there was new information not in the IG report, possibly referring to the FBI 302s being modified. Rep Goodlatte has comments, saying FBI lawyers advised Strzok not to answer many questions. They are still covering up, of course.

Thu Jun 28 09:45:34 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Supreme Court ruling strikes down compulsory public union membership

Washington ExaminerThe Supreme Court delivered a major blow to public-sector unions Wednesday, ruling that they cannot force government workers to join or financially support them.

The 5-4 ruling in the case, called, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, by the court's conservative wing overturned a four-decade-old precedent and affects about seven million people.

Union leaders expect the ruling to result in major membership losses and drained treasuries as workers, who previously had no choice, start opting out of being involved with unions.

This drove the Left nuts when Scott Walker did it in Wisconsin. Now it's nationwide and federal.

Thu Jun 28 09:45:28 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The left is going full Weimar

Front Page Mag What they want is to wreck America, go full Weimar, move to street violence, and then, by persuasion or force, impose their own system to deal with the emergency. What better way to trash most of the forms of government, the Constitution, checks and balances, than by burning everything down.

The excuses, border separation, police shootings, etc are just excuses for that endgame. They're propaganda to achieve an end.

We got here because all the brakes came off the left's train. It beat its liberal opponents. And now it's going to scream endlessly that everyone on the right is a Nazi because that justifies its intended violence. And that violence is intended to further radicalize everyone to the left.

Civility? Please.

The whole purpose is an overthrow of the existing order in the name of a political emergency. It's what every totalitarian system does. Set off violence, then seize power. The left doesn't have good odds of pulling it off. But the Dem leadership is incapable of controlling them. Or preventing them from wrecking its electoral plans.

They might have been able to resist once they got through the primaries, but the retirement of Kennedy will raise the stakes. They backed themselves into a corner with the various filibuster policies, and they are going to have to pay the price for that.

Wed Jun 27 16:51:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A Modest Proposal

Democrats keep promising to leave the country if we don't elect them dictator, and demanding we import more and more people into the country they are so eager to leave. I propose a one-to-one exchange. For each Democrat who renounces their citizenship and leaves the country after the election of a Republican, we will allow one Republican from the country they emigrate to to enter our country and obtain citizenship.

It's population-neutral and exactly as diverse as the nations the Democrats will choose to reside in after they leave. How can they possibly object?

Wed Jun 27 15:51:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

California has another package of gun control

There's an age limit (21+ to purchase any firearm), a one-gun-per-month law, and a registration requirement for certain types of firearms. The registration is really long term confiscation, as registrations cannot be transferred on death of the owner.

Wed Jun 27 14:51:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Justice Kennedy announces retirement

Power Line has the details, along with inappropriate snark about him being the Chief Justice. He's not. Roberts is. The retirement is effective July 31st, meaning we have a month or so to argue about who replaces him. Some on the left are already screaming about Gorsuch, but holding an open seat on the Supreme Court for more than two years and then hoping to win the election may be a bridge too far. I expect the Democrats will try to hold past the midterms in the hopes of getting the Senate majority, which would allow them to completely block a replacement justice and force Trump to bargain with his nominee.

Whether McConnell will allow them to do that is another matter.

The Democrats are already going nuts, with mob violence and stalking of administration officials, pervasive threats from deranged individuals, and even occasional acts of politically motivated violence. This will only raise the stakes. They are going to go batshit crazy.

Categories Supreme Court

Wed Jun 27 14:05:13 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Coverup: Russian claim Lynch promised to go easy on Clinton redacted

Real Clear InvestigationsThat material – which has been outlined in press reports – consists of unverified accounts intercepted from putative Russian sources in which the head of the Democratic National Committee allegedly implicates the Hillary Clinton campaign and Lynch in a secret deal to fix the Clinton email investigation.

The contents of the secret intelligence document — which purport to show that Lynch informed the Clinton campaign she’d make sure the FBI didn't push too hard — were included in the inspector general’s original draft. But in the official IG report issued June 14, the information was tucked into a classified appendix to the report and entirely blanked out.

What is known, based on press leaks and a letter Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley sent Lynch, is that in March 2016, the FBI received a batch of hacked documents from U.S. intelligence agencies that had access to stolen emails stored on Russian networks. One of the intercepted documents revealed an alleged email from then-DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz to an operative working for billionaire Democratic fundraiser George Soros. It claimed Lynch had assured the Clinton campaign that investigators and prosecutors would go easy on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee regarding her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. Lynch allegedly made the promise directly to Clinton political director Amanda Renteria.

No idea if it's true or not, but Comey obviously believed it was. So why was it redacted?

Wed Jun 27 13:51:29 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump to push for wall funding close to midterms

Washington ExaminerPresident Trump will launch a full-court press for tougher immigration laws and generous wall funding this summer as Capitol Hill braces for a budget battle in September, sources with knowledge of his plans told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday, as the president teased the strategy in a meeting with congressional appropriators.

That meeting occurred just hours after the Supreme Court dealt the Trump administration a major victory by upholding the president’s travel ban on a handful of Muslim-majority countries. A White House official described Trump as jubilant and encouraged by the news, adding that he will “continue pushing for stringent immigration laws that protect Americans and put our own citizens first.”

The timing will be interesting. During budget legislation panic time, before the midterms but after the primaries. Dems will be safe from their radical left wing base and might be more open to compromise before facing the Trump electorate, especially the many Senators in vulnerable seats. The Republican establishment will be eager to feed at the trough, and a limited DACA amnesty combined with funding for the wall might be a workable thing to sell to their donors, especially in the context of the other goodies Trump can veto repeatedly until they fund his wall.

It will be a time of maximum pressure.

Wed Jun 27 13:51:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

USB for missiles?

The MavenThe Air Force is adding new weapons to the Reaper, in part by leveraging an emerging “universal weapons interface.” This would allow the Reaper to more quickly integrate new weapons technology as it emerges and efficiently swap or replace bombs on the drone without much difficulty, Air Force weapons developers explain.

This is something brought to fruition by common standards and IP protocol engineered with adjustable software and hardware configurations. This enables faster integration or a more seamless addition of new weapons on the Reaper platform.

heh

Wed Jun 27 12:51:29 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Death threats against Republicans rising...

Daily CallerRepublican Arizona Rep. David Schweikert says he received more death threats in 2017 than every other year he’s been in office combined.

“My fear is this is the playbook of a lot of our brothers and sisters on the left — they’re going to get fringier and fringier, louder and louder, angrier and angrier, and as you and I know, we sometimes have some folks in our society who aren’t completely healthy,” Schweikert said while appearing on “Plaidcast,” a podcast hosted by Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin.

“And we had more death threats last year, in my office, even one towards my little girl, than we’ve ever had in all the other years combined and my fear is that this rage that is being generated for political turnout is actually really becoming unhealthy for our political society,” Schweikert continued.

The Arizona congressman has served in Congress since 2011.

“It’s incredibly troubling, because I’ve had threats against my family and my children as well — horrible things said,” Duffy agreed. “We know what happened to [House Majority Whip] Steve Scalise last year and our baseball team and with that, I don’t think the left recognizes that this isn’t the way the system was set up.”

“We’re supposed to debate, we’re supposed to argue, and we can be passionate, but then we go vote and we have elections and after we have winners we kind of step back and let them govern,” Duffy said.

And not just against politicians, but sometimes against their kids.

Categories Civil War

Wed Jun 27 12:51:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Bradley Manning fails to secure Democrat nomination

Washington ExaminerActivist Chelsea Manning was defeated in a bid to deny Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., renomination on Tuesday.

Manning always faced an uphill battle against the incumbent Cardin. She lagged badly in fundraising and faced questions about how active she really was on the campaign trail. But the Manning campaign did attract national attention and some enthusiasm from liberal activists both in and outside of Maryland.

Then known as Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking classified documents. Manning was hailed as a whistleblower by supporters and condemned as a threat to national security by critics.

I was sort of looking forward to watching the trainwreck that Bradkey Manning running for Senate would have been. Oh well.

Wed Jun 27 11:51:29 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mean as a wolverine

Daily WireAfter saying that he had never seen anything like Trump, Rather said, "President Trump gives every indication by what he says and what he does and what he doesn't do, that he's mean as a wolverine, and we've never had a president who had that reputation."

I like it. Hugh Jackman will have to dye his hair for the movie, though. At least the yellow spandex will match.

Wed Jun 27 11:51:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Reality wins

The Conservative TreehouseMs. Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of The Red Hen restaurant who kicked out White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders – then followed her family into another restaurant to continue the harassment, has resigned from her role with Main Street Lexington, a local business organization.

As anticipated, Ms. Wilkinson was/is facing massive backlash from local Lexington, VA business leaders, and a very upset surrounding community, for her short-sighted political bigotry and rabid anti-Trump bias:

And speaking of reality...

The Conservative Treehouse26-year-old Ms. Reality Winner (what a goofy name), “Reality Leigh Winner“, aka “Reality Winner” aka “Sara Winner“, aka “Sara Winners“,was an NSA contractor in June 2017 when she was arrested and charged under the Espionage Act for stealing classified documents and leaking them to the media. Today she pleads guilty to one count of unlawful retention and dissemination of national defense information.

Yep, she won reality all right.

Wed Jun 27 09:51:23 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

House Judiciary Committee passes resolution demanding docs

Sara CarterThe House Judiciary Committee approved for the first time a resolution Tuesday demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over all requested documents regarding the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation during the presidential election after seven days or face possible impeachment or contempt.

The decision to move forward with the resolution came after a year of battles with the Justice Department and FBI to turn over requested documents. The committee voted on party lines 15-11 to pass the resolution directing Rosenstein to comply within the next seven days or face the consequences.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who has been one of the lawmakers at the frontlines of the committee’s investigation, said the resolution is the result of the frustration felt among lawmakers conducting oversight. He noted that it will be up to House Republican leaders to decide whether or not to take it to the full House for a vote...

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said last week they are not taking contempt charges off the table. He told reporters on Tuesday “we do expect full compliance very, very soon, and if we do not get that then we will keep every single option available to us.”

Speaker Ryan has been generally squishier than I would like on this, but he appears to be on board for the moment. Presumably the testimony from Wray and Rosenstein Thursday will be their last chance to make excuses.

Categories Spygate

Tue Jun 26 16:18:38 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

David Hogg and his armed bodyguards

Wow. The little shit thinks he is so much more important than the peasants.

Tue Jun 26 14:18:44 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Australia's gun ban

American ThinkerAustralia, sadly, just saw its first mass shooting last month since the ban was enacted.

Swalwell, like all other Democrats who cite Australia, lies by withholding: Australia's homicide rate (and suicide rate, by the way) was declining at the time of the ban, and post-ban, the rates of armed and unarmed robberies, manslaughter, sexual assault, and kidnapping all rose. Robberies, assault, kidnapping, and manslaughter are all the acceptable cost of doing business, just so long as Democrats get their gun confiscation. Democrat "logic" is that it's OK to die, just so long as the death isn't caused by an "assault weapon."

As a PS, after the ban, Australia suffered from an awful, violent firearms black market. Think Goodfellas meets Crocodile Dundee.

People keep pointing to Australia's mandatory gun "buyback" and licensing scheme as being a good solution. Never mind the 2nd Amendment, of course, it didn't even work.

Tue Jun 26 14:18:38 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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