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Jussie Smollet's attackers confess to faking hate crime attack

The news comes out Saturday, after the initial attack allegations made headlines for weeks. By Monday, it will be old news... until the next fake hate crime.

Sun Feb 17 07:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Another excellent post from Kevin at The Smallest Minority

Sun Feb 17 06:47:21 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Failure Theater

Looks like the "budget deal" is basically one big poison pill. Trump should refuse to sign it until trustworthy experts can go over the whole thing and remove the poison pills.

Sat Feb 16 08:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dem Gov Northam now blaming citizens for his own past racism

Wow.

Sat Feb 16 07:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Where Great Britain used to be

Daily CallerA British mother was arrested and incarcerated for referring to a transgendered woman as a man in online communication.

Kate Scottow revealed Saturday that police came to her home, brought her to the local police station for questioning and left her in a cell for seven hours while her children watched, The Daily Mail reports. Scottow had been engaged in a Twitter dispute with a transgender activist over “deadnaming,” or denying the gender that someone believes he or she actually is.

It's bad enough that Twitter will put you in Twitter Jail for referring to someone by their legal name if they are delusional and want to be called something else, or for using the correct pronoun that the person doesn't like. Apparently, in the UK, they will put you in real jail for the same thing.

Sat Feb 16 06:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump declares national emergency on southern border

Instapundit has the text of the emergency declaration. No word yet on whether the budget deal has been signed. I'd suggest not signing it; veto it and publicly outline the poison pills and demand Congress remove them.

UPDATE: He signed it.

My take on the combination... it will likely lead to lots of legal challenges and fighting. The good thing about a wall is that once you build it, it takes effort to get rid of it. If Trump can just build the thing while everyone is fighting over whether he is allowed to build it, it works like the well known saying that possession is 9/10ths of the law. Once the wall exists, it will be hard to get rid of it.

That said, Pelosi has already threatened to declare a national emergency on gun control when her party is in power next. Um... That might not go exactly how you expect, Nancy.

Fri Feb 15 14:06:49 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

House Judiciary passes gun control with 5 Republican votes

Daily CallerThe House Judiciary Committee passed legislation known as the Bipartisan Background Check Act Thursday that would mandate background checks on all gun sale transactions and most transfers in the United States.

“This is a bill that will expand criminal background checks to close the gun show loophole and close the Internet sale loophole,” Democrat Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said of the bill.

With the support of five committee Republicans and after nine hours of debate, the bill passed 21 to 14. Republicans on the Committee attempted to amend the bill.

Democrats, however, voted down one such amendment that would notify ICE authorities when an illegal alien fails a background check to purchase a firearm.

I trust my readers already know why "universal background check" legislation is unConstitutional gun registration, not to mention unenforceable. The item of concern here is that this got 5 Republican votes on the way out of the committee. With Democrats in control of the House, it's not a surprise that it passed. It is a surprise that it got Republican votes on the way out.

Fri Feb 15 07:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News

Fri Feb 15 06:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Barr confirmed

I guess now we get to find out whether Mueller will face real supervision.

Thu Feb 14 15:38:34 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

McCabe confirms: NatSec strategized removing the President

We're talking about a literal coup to overturn the results of an election they did not like. McCabe also claims Rosenstein's offer to wear a wire was serious, made more than once, and McCabe took it to FBI lawyers to discuss. Why is Rosenstein still in office? Never mind, I already know: because Mueller is threatening the President if Rosenstein is fired.

Thu Feb 14 08:55:02 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FEC ignoring Hillary's violations of election law

For more than a year, the FEC has refused to even initiate an investigation of whether Hillary's financial control of the Democrat National Committee violated election law. Meanwhile, Mueller is outside of his mandate questioning people about inauguration donations.

Thu Feb 14 07:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Stone's attorneys file motion alleging Mueller's office leaked indictment to CNN

I reported on the allegation earlier, but now a motion has been filed with those same facts before the judge in Stone's case. The chances that Mueller will have to face the music for his leaking have likely gone up. Judicial Watch has also filed a complaint with the Justice Department IG.

Categories Spygate

Thu Feb 14 06:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Virginia Democrats have a lot of problems

The current Democrat Governor of Virginia, Northam, has admitted performing in blackface, and his yearbook page has a picture of two people in costume; one in blackface, one in a Klan hood. The governor says he isn't sure which of the two was him. Even if he wasn't in the picture (and I'm pretty sure he was, since he admitted that before he started denying it), including it on his yearbook page shows that he was proud of the racism, even in the context of a silly variety show or whatever it was.

And the current Democrat governor of Virginia has also come out in favor of literal infanticide: the killing of a viable child after a live birth.

He's not likely to last long in the governor's position, though he seems inclined to try to stick it out.

The current Lt Governor of Virginia, Fairfax, also a Democrat, has been credibly accused of sexual assault. His defense is "she was really into me" and he claims the encounter was consensual. That's an admission that there was sexual contact between the two and gives his accuser credibility. Maybe it really was consensual and this is a political ploy by Northam to discredit his replacement. But, you know, #BelieveAllWomen. By claimed Democrat standards this is disqualifying.

The current Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring, third in the line of succession, and also a Democrat, is now admitting he wore blackface to a college party in 1980.

The fourth in line of succession is... a Republican.

Wed Feb 13 06:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DNA testing company providing data to FBI

BloombergThe decision by a prominent consumer DNA-testing company to share data with federal law enforcement means investigators have access to genetic information linked to hundreds of millions of people.

FamilyTreeDNA, an early pioneer of the rapidly growing market for consumer genetic testing, confirmed late Thursday that it has granted the Federal Bureau of Investigation access to its vast trove of nearly 2 million genetic profiles. The arrangement was first reported by BuzzFeed News.

There's a major problem here that the current state of 4th Amendment law doesn't cover. I don't particularly object to a law that says, if you give your DNA to a third party for analysis, the police can get a warrant from a judge based on probable cause to access that DNA and test it against a crime scene sample. I have a major problem with the police being allowed to take their crime scene sample to that DNA analysis company and search their entire database for clues. There's no probable cause in that search, because you're searching millions of people at once.

And it only gets worse when you allow the police to do that without even getting a warrant.

The lack of any real kind of privacy protection is a major reason not to make use of DNA analysis at all.

Tue Feb 12 08:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

This is what obstruction of justice looks like

Judicial Watch uncovered more emails and testimony from DOJ and FBI officials concerning the Clinton emails found on Weiner's laptop. Specifically, that Clinton lawyer David Kendall immediately (within hours) contacted FBI General Counsel James Baker when news of the letter to Congress notifying them of the email search broke.

The email contained "requests" and Baker conveyed a meeting within 24 hours to discuss it. The people Baker notified were: Comey, associate Deputy Director Bowdich, assistant director for national security Steinbach, assistant director for counterintelligence Priestap, Comey's chief of staff Rybicki, analyst Moffa, assistant director (acting) Herring, assistant director for public affairs Kortan, deputy general counsel Trisha Anderson, and of course the two lovebirds Strzok and Page. If I remember correctly, this was the week before the election.

There was in fact a conference call scheduled among those people as a result, and of course, Comey issued another letter two days before the election "clearing" Clinton. There are multiple lies documented, including Strzok lying that no new classified emails were found on the laptop. A lie by omission, as well, as they had only examined approximately 3,000 of the 340,000 emails on the laptop.

The emails obtained also document an offer of a quid pro quo: more funding for FBI positions in return for downgrading the reason for redacting released material to "from classified to something else."

We don't know what happened in that conference call, but we know the results: Comey's second letter falsely claiming to exonerate Clinton two days before the election, the examination of the laptop was halted pretty much immediately (long before the contents could be properly examined), and, of course, the return of Strzok, Page, and the rest of the conspirators to looking desperately for dirt on Trump as an insurance policy.

More analysis here.

Tue Feb 12 07:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Michael Cohen delays testimony again

The Democrats planned schedule is being disrupted. At least they aren't blaming the delay on absurd accusations of threats to Cohen's safety from the President this time.

Tue Feb 12 06:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Ukrainian Collusion

Daily CallerA member of the Ukrainian parliament accused in his home country of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was identified in congressional testimony in October as a source for opposition research firm Fusion GPS.

Nellie Ohr, a former contractor for the Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS, testified on Oct. 19 that Serhiy Leshchenko, a former investigative journalist turned Ukrainian lawmaker, was a source for Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign.

“I recall … they were mentioning someone named Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian,” Ohr said when asked who Fusion GPS’s sources were, according to portions of Ohr’s testimony confirmed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Hmm. "They were mentioning" is a rather weak and passive way to answer.

Categories Spygate

Mon Feb 11 08:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

SWAT-style raids kill police

Knock. Announce. Everyone lives.

It shouldn't be hard.

Mon Feb 11 07:47:19 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Voting no is much easier than passing anything

GunPoliticsNY
House Democrats held hearings on gun control legislation.

It was their typical circus with our own Jerrold Nadler as ringmaster:

We have seen this over and over on so many issues championed by the Left and Republicans never learn from it.

Here is what they should do: The Senate should hold a similar hearing on reciprocity and only invite pro-gun speakers to testify in favor of it. There should be a full court press with antigun advocates excluded. Pro-gun politicians should publicly mock gun control positions, denigrate the astroturf advocates and shout-down the gun control politicians when they interrupt. There is no reason for them to just sit back and hope the issue of gun control will simply go away. Same with the NRA. They need to push pro-gun Congressmen on this.

The Republicans will never do this.

Why not?

If they did, they might actually pass pro-gun legislation.

Mon Feb 11 06:47:20 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Pennsylvania admits more than 11,000 non-citizens registered to vote

The BlazeMore than 11,000 people who were registered to vote in Pennsylvania were found to not be citizens of the United States — and the state's Democratic governor didn't want anyone to know about it.

Again, if you believe these people are not voting, why are politicians protecting them?

Sun Feb 10 06:47:21 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Pelosi learns that elections have consequences

PJMediaHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said today that she's not considering President Trump's offer to extend protection to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries because he shouldn't have ended the program for certain illegal immigrants brought to the country as children in the first place.

Here's a clue, Pelosi: Your last President, Obama, set the terms of DACA by doing it with his illegal pen and his illegal phone rather than passing legislation. What Obama can do with his pen and phone, Trump can undo with his pen and phone. You're just pissed that he's using it as a bargaining chip. Well, elections have consequences.

Sat Feb 09 08:57:36 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dem Gov Northam posed in blackface, friend in Klan robes

Presumably, this picture was intended as some sort of joke, but still, it's out there now.

Sat Feb 09 07:57:36 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mystery calls before Trump Tower meeting were not to Trump

Sat Feb 09 06:57:36 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Occasional-Cortex releases details of her green new deal

Among other things, she plans to replace or refit every single building in the United States, completely eliminate cows because they fart greenhouse gases (though this may take longer than 10 years) and airplanes, provide government-guaranteed jobs for anyone unable or unwilling to work, replacing (almost) all cars with electric cars, and we'll pay for it all by LOOK A SQUIRREL!

The introductory paragraph claims the plan provides technical details on how to make it work. It's not a spoiler to say that whoever wrote it has no idea what "technical details" means. It's a word-salad of green proposals.

Oh, yes, you in the back with your hand up -- you have a question. What about nuclear power, you want to know? Maybe we could do that with nuclear power?

The answer is no. The Green New Deal will decommission all nuclear plants within 10 years if possible.

Perhaps the best part:

Green New Deal at Conservative TreehouseUS is 20% of total emissions. We must get to 0 by 2030 and lead the world in a global Green New Deal.

Human breathing emits carbon dioxide. The only way to achieve zero emissions in the United States is literal genocide.

People aren't born this stupid. It takes years of training and indoctrination, plus, apparently, a degree in economics from Boston University.

UPDATE: Among the cosponsors of Occasional-Cortex's Green Socialist Watermelon are pretty much every democrat running for President in 2020.

Fri Feb 08 08:57:36 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Priestap's testimony leaks, contradicts Comey

The Epoch Times has the leak, and Meaning In History points out the contradiction. Comey claimed Priestap advised him not to brief Congress.

A reminder: Priestap was head of FBI's counterintelligence during the time this was going on, and he's generally considered to be a cooperating witness with the investigation into SpyGate. But for some reason, he can't talk about some of the trips he took to London during the same timeframe; supposedly they are connected to the Mueller investigation but he claims he didn't meet the known London players. So who did he meet and why was he there? And why can't he tell Congress?

Categories Spygate

Fri Feb 08 07:57:36 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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