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American gun owners have a saying...

American ThinkerHere's a serious question. Have we passed that Rubicon in America beyond which it is no longer possible to pretend the American government is legitimately representing the people? I know that question is on a lot of Americans' minds these days, and I think it speaks volumes about our brewing crisis that none of our elected leaders has even attempted to acknowledge, let alone address, the growing unease outside the capital. People are arming up right now in record numbers not because of hunting season; they're buying weapons because their instincts tell them America is on the brink. But if America is on the brink, the D.C. Leviathan seems unsympathetic or unaware. That makes for an awfully dangerous situation.

There are three boxes to which a free man can go when seeking to remain free.

He begins with the soap box -- advocating for retaining his liberty, using the 1st Amendment to protect his ability to speak. The media's bias (especially following the final capitulation of Fox News), combined with Big Tech's censorship of the internet, and pervasive cancel culture, have created a situation where speech is no longer free.

If speech alone is insufficient, he moves to the ballot box, voting for leaders who will correct the situation. While this may not resolve the problem immediately, so long as leaders are chosen by popular vote in free and fair elections there remains hope.

The presidential race in 2020 appears to have demonstrated that the ballot box is no longer free or fair.

That only leaves one box left. Pray we need not open it.

Sun Nov 22 17:45:40 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Facebook fact checkers were in Biden's camp all along

The National PulseThe so-called ‘Bipartisan Policy Center’ – the organization spearheading Facebook’s “voting information center” – honored Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden with awards, and counts every single penny spent by its employees on the 2020 presidential election in support of the former veep.

This will only surprise people who thought Facebook and other Big Tech companies actually wanted to check facts. They didn't. It was always about censorship.

Bias aside, Facebook's censorship policies are notably prone to error.

Sat Nov 21 17:12:58 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Twitter CEO wins election then admits fault

Just The NewsWhen The New York Post, the fourth largest newspaper in the country, wrote a series of articles about a laptop and emails said to belong to Hunter Biden, then-candidate Joe Biden's son, Twitter and Facebook blocked access to them.

On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that that was wrong.

Note that he says it's wrong after he thinks he's won.

Wed Nov 18 05:51:27 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Wikipedia now censoring support for traditional marriage

The problem here is that censoring something like this does not make it go away (as Wikipedia no doubt wishes), it just prevents that opinion from being expressed on a certain platform. It's a thumb on the scales of the overton window, as I saw it described somewhere earlier today; it's not a rational argument, not a discussion, not an explanation, merely a declaration that a certain position is verboten in polite society. Not only does the law not agree with that opinion (any longer, even though this change to millennia of law only happened recently), that opinion can no longer be spoken about at all, thus hampering anyone who disagrees from expressing their disagreement.

This is evil. It is evil in the unique manner of totalitarian technological societies; a minor evil that hurts millions of people just a little bit, and thus hopes to achieve great evil while sliding beneath the notice of those who might oppose it effectively.

Tue Oct 27 17:30:30 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Twitter "fact-checks" Trump tweets

This is an obvious attempt at influencing the election, and should result in Twitter being denied any protections against suits for those tweets it does not correct or remove, as Twitter has now claimed for itself an editorial role rather than being a content-neutral service provider. Trump has responded with an executive order emphasizing the importance of free speech and declaring that, by stepping back from political neutrality, Twitter has become a publisher making editorial decisions instead of a platform, thus stripping their protections from suit under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Wed Jun 03 01:23:40 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Police shoot sleeping man through his own window

... and they did it because of red flag laws. They are also refusing to share their bodycam footage, because of course they are. After all, that footage would expose them as liars who shot and killed a man while he slept peacefully in bed next to his pregnant girlfriend, who they also shot.

The police are keeping the survivors under surveillance and threatening them with arrest if they attend protests.

Everyone involved here needs to go on trial for murder and violation of civil rights. But they won't. Because they are police.

Tue May 26 02:15:41 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Is it time for media control?

BorepatchThe Media is all in for curtailing the our Second Amendment rights. OK, then - maybe we should look at curtailing their First Amendment rights.

After all, this has a better chance of reducing school shootings than any of the gun control proposals that we've heard. And their publications are commercial in nature - they make money on talking up the school shootings, which likely encourages more school shootings - which leads to higher ratings and more money for them. Which is more important: Media profits or children's lives?

After all, we're constantly told that if it saves one kid's life than we should do it, amirite?

Go sign the petition.

I'm not sure if I want to go that far. Any serious attempt at regulating the media would invite regulatory capture immediately, and backfire upon the small, indepedent bloggers and commentators. But to be honest... yes, I do think the media attention given to mass murders that happen at school contributes to them happening again and again and again.

Here's a partial explanation of why.

Sun May 20 10:12:59 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

BREAKING: IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails

If you believe this, you'll believe anything:

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

Do the words obstruction of justice ring a bell?

There is no way this was anything other than a completely deliberate attempt to cover up incriminating evidence.

When it was Nixon, they said "It's not the crime, it's the coverup."

Well, this is the coverup.

UPDATE: Congress should subpoena the NSA for Lerner's emails.

UPDATE: We have only one recourse left. We must take the Senate in November, impeach Obama, and remove him from office.

UPDATE: Thanks Saysuncle for the link. Be sure to click "Read More" to see the whole thing if you are on the front page. Also see this video of IRS official testifying to Congress that Lerner's emails were archived and would be produced. Either he lied, or someone lied to him, or someone is lying now. Also note that even Obama supporters are calling for a special prosecutor.

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Fri Jun 13 15:36:04 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Major media is paid by government agencies for specific content

Those who have been paying attention have known this was true for some time in the realm of entertainment programming. If you ever wondered why so many children's shows have ham-handed anti-drug messaging, wonder no more: running an anti-drug storyline was good enough to tick a box and get money from the government, so of course everyone did. But a new revelation indicates that a similar situation exists for news programming:

Amber Lyon is an award-winning journalist who worked for CNN. She says while working at CNN she was ordered to report fake stories, delete unfriendly stories adverse to the Obama administration (like the Nick Robertson report), and construct stories in specific manners while working for the left-wing network. Why? According to Lyon CNN is paid by foreign and domestic Government agencies for specific content. [Emphasis added]

They are also paid by foreign governments to not air things, with an example at the link above. I can remember when CNN previously admitted to not reporting the truth from Baghdad while Saddam Hussein was in power.

And other "news" organizations are doing the same; a recent example has the anti-gun Joyce Foundation sponsoring news on gun control in the Minnesota Post, something they have done before.

The line between news, journalism, advertising, and government propaganda has disappeared completely.

UPDATE: Thanks to SaysUncle for the link. It's not that this surprises me, it's that we now have proof.

UPDATE: And From the Barrel of a Gun too.

Fri Jun 13 10:46:41 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]


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