Lying with charts

Categories Coronavirus

Tue Aug 11 02:55:42 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Susan Rice's memory failure

In responding to a Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit, Rice admitted she sent and received government business emails on personal accounts (her own, and also to or from Hillary Clinton's), but says she does not recall to almost everything else.

Tue Aug 11 01:55:42 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Put Up Or Shut Up

Sara Carter is tired of waiting for Durham to indict someone. So am I. The strategy is absolutely transparent: delay as long as possible by whatever means necessary, and when there are no more delays, insist it's too close to the election to release anything because of the political impact, and then hope Trump loses.

Barr doesn't seem to be willing to play along with that, but ... is that itself a delaying tactic? He's declined McCabe and Comey already for leaking, even while DOJ prosecutes ordinary people for leaking.

It's time we got indictments.

Categories Spygate

Mon Aug 10 02:14:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Brennan agrees to Durham interview

The last person you interview is usually the target. Of course we don't know if Brennan is the last interview, but he certainly thinks he is in Durham's crosshairs. While we know a fair bit about the role of people at FBI and DOJ, we know a lot less (publicly) about Brennan's role, although we do know he was involved in briefing Congress on the Steele dossier and had access to the Steele information earlier than he has claimed to.

Hopefully, Durham knows a lot more details.

But NPR thinks Brennan is not a target.

So who is? I don't necessarily trust NPR's anonymous sources, but the lack of indictments so far is damning. A report, no matter how damning, is not sufficient. Crimes were committed.

If no ones is convicted, it will happen again.

Categories Spygate

Mon Aug 10 01:14:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI playing political games with NICS?

The founder of Project Veritas is reporting he has been put on the NICS list to deny his right to purchase a firearm. He has a misdemeanor conviction, but generally misdemeanors are not a bar to firearms rights unless they are related to drug addiction, gang membership, or domestic violence. O'Keefe's conviction was for peacefully conducting undercover journalism, which doesn't seem like it should be a bar to firearms ownership.

So how did he get on the list?

I've got a feeling the FBI is going to be sorry they picked this fight.

Sun Aug 09 02:45:33 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

US Judge requests Assange testimony in Seth Rich case

This could be explosive, if the UK court agrees. Assange could testify where he got the DNC emails, and specifically whether he got them from Seth Rich. Even if Assange merely testifies that he got them from an insider leak rather than a Russian hacker, it would blow up the whole Russiagate story.

The SpyGate plotters at the FBI and DOJ have been trying to keep Assange locked up under legal threat and out of the public eye, likely so he cannot expose this. Likely they will try to interfere if they can.

And ominously, "[Assange] is reportedly in dire health."

Categories Spygate

Sun Aug 09 01:45:33 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Portland rioters now burning bibles

What does burning bibles have to do with George Floyd, police brutality, race, or injustice?

Sat Aug 08 02:02:30 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

This explains a lot

Turns out the rumor campaigns raging through the comics industry are coordinated. Some of you may remember the journolist -- a secret mailing list of journalists who used it to coordinate political attacks and keep on-narrative. This appears to be basically the same thing, except focused on character assassination (including allegations of sexual misbehavior).

Sat Aug 08 01:02:30 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden won't leave his basement even to accept the nomination

This is pretty much confirmation that Biden is too far gone to dementia to be allowed out in public, much less run for President, never mind carrying out the duties of the office.

It might also be an indication the Dems plan a last minute surprise switcheroo. In 2020, the surprises never stop.

Fri Aug 07 02:03:21 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

25% of mail-in ballots invalid in New York primary election

Yes, a full quarter of all ballots were declared invalid in a recent New York primary election. That's about 30,000 invalid ballots.

Imagine what a nightmare that would be in a presidential election, no matter who won. If we could even figure out who won. (They still don't know, even 6 weeks after the election).

Fri Aug 07 01:03:21 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

NY AG files lawsuit to shut down the NRA

USA Today has details. The allegations include, as far as I can tell, basically spending a lot of money wastefully on personal items, services, and travel for the leadership. This investigation has been on a slow simmer since 2019, and members have tried to arrange a leadership change to force reforms.

I supported that leadership change (as a voting member) but it was not successful. The lawsuit seeks to dissolve the organization entirely, which seems excessive as a remedy.

I can't speak to what the law says about how non-profits operate and the details of the financial mismanagement, other than to say that the timing of this announcement and choice of targets is clearly political. That doesn't mean that the NRA org itself is clean. It does mean that there are a lot of nonprofits that behave poorly in a similar (but perhaps less extreme) manner, and choosing which ones to go after can clearly be influenced by politics.

The political engagement usually credited to the NRA is technically performed by the NRA-ILA, which I understand to be a separate organization. How that organization will be impacted by the lawsuit against the core NRA org I don't know, other than to say I doubt it will have a positive effect.

Three months to the election. Brace yourselves, the chaos is only getting started.

UPDATE: John Solomon opens his podcast last Tuesday with a description of the finances from Al Sharpton's charity, including million-dollar paydays for Sharpton and roughly 1 in 8 dollars the "charity" takes in ending up in Sharpton's pocket one way or another. The point isn't that this is right; it's that non-profits are often just financial rackets and what Wayne has been doing at the head of the NRA is, unfortunately, common.

That makes targeting the NRA for dissolution based on these practices a political decision.

UPDATE: Alan Dershowitz points out that political motives alone probably disqualify this lawsuit as a violation of the First and Second Amendments. The question would be how many other organizations have been sued over similar things. My hunch is there aren't many, and the sample of those actually sued would show political skew. But will the courts listen to that argument? Almost certainly not before the election, since this is New York we're talking about.

UPDATE: Countersuit filed on civil rights grounds.

Thu Aug 06 11:38:36 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrat former Congressman charged with voter fraud

Michael Myers (what an unfortunate name!) was charged with voter fraud among other offenses including bribery in three separate elections.

Categories Vote Fraud

Thu Aug 06 02:46:16 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Witnesses place Clinton on Epstein island with underage girls

Their accounts were recently unsealed. Clinton denies it, but he is on flight logs for Epstein's plane, that denial doesn't carry much force.

Thu Aug 06 01:46:16 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]


I don't care what the excuse is. People should be free to say what they think. Even if what they think goes against what the rest of society thinks.

Categories Coronavirus

Wed Aug 05 02:51:02 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Arsonist of French cathedral was Rwandan "asylum seeker"

He's not actually seeking asylum, he's part of a Muslim invasion intended to conquer territory by sheer demographics.

Wed Aug 05 01:51:02 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Strong doubts from CIA over including Steele dossier in ICA?

It must be emphasized that these claims must be taken with salt. The timeframe is December 2016, after Trump won, while the conspirators were still setting up their plans. Brennan, at CIA, was likely aware of Steele's allegations (but did not need them); Comey and McCabe at FBI, having relied on those allegations, would love to be able to share the blame with the CIA and other agencies.

Categories Spygate

Tue Aug 04 02:58:15 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Yes, the hold up is Roberts

I hope Barr is investigating the question of who is telling Roberts how to vote.

Tue Aug 04 01:58:15 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Political theater

I'm afraid that this discussion is exactly what the Democrats want: dead "protesters" (rioters) and angry police saying they were defending themselves.

Mon Aug 03 02:57:53 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]


It appears that the more educated you are, the more you fear expressing political views. Perhaps this is why. When education becomes indoctrination, and speaking up for yourself means contradicting the authority figures who won't actually debate you, who wants to borrow trouble?

Mon Aug 03 01:57:53 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Peaceful protests

Sun Aug 02 02:23:54 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About those fireworks...

Sun Aug 02 01:23:54 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What's the delay in the Flynn case?

One possibility is that the petition for rehearing en banc has been denied, and at least one judge would like to write a dissenting opinion.

Categories Spygate

Sat Aug 01 02:28:05 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Driver deliberately tries to mow down protestors

The catch: it was a Blue Lives Matter rally.

Sat Aug 01 01:28:05 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How the FBI used FARA as a pretext to investigate Trump

Categories Spygate

Fri Jul 31 02:30:57 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Remington files for bankruptcy in gun shortage

It seems the company just isn't doing well. I assume paying settlements is a contributing factor to the bankruptcy, but I'm not sure how much of one.

Fri Jul 31 01:30:58 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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