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U.S. State Department recently confirmed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other individuals whom Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including close aide Cheryl Mills, according to the State Department’s update of its ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information related to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

Should Rosenstein be removed from Mueller investigation?

Sara CarterRosenstein’s suspected misconduct and malfeasance, compounded by clearly disqualifying blatant conflicts of interest, demand that he step aside from overseeing the Mueller investigation. No one can have confidence in the credibility and integrity of any report on the Mueller probe with Rosenstein at the helm.

The latest evidence that Rosenstein is appallingly compromised comes from former FBI General Counsel James Baker. Baker reportedly told Congress last week that Rosenstein was “serious” when he proposed secretly recording the president to try to gain damaging information about him.

I think Rosenstein is clearly conflicted in the investigation, and has mistakes of his own to cover up. At the same time, Trump's threat to declassify material that would reveal Rosenstein's role gives Trump a certain amount of leverage on Rosenstein -- and thus on Mueller. To restrain Mueller, is it worth allowing Rosenstein to manage to exposure and cleanup of the FBI and DOJ corruption?

Maybe.

I don't trust Rosenstein and I don't want him in charge of anything. I don't think Rosenstein is a friend of the President. But I'm suspicious of leaks from McCabe (a known hostile) and testimony from James Baker (not known to be friendly) implying Rosenstein was a part of their operation and should be fired. Why would those two suddenly be talking up the coup unless they are trying to get Rosenstein fired? And why would they be trying to get Rosenstein fired unless they felt he was inimicable to their current interests?

My take is this:

1) The coup discussion was serious. We've had lots of press leaks about 25th amendment being invoked, and the meeting where this all started was right after James Comey got fired and right before Mueller was appointed. The obvious conclusion is that they decided at the meeting to get Mueller in place, meaning they rejected the other options.

2) The "wear a wire" comment was probably sarcastic. Wearing a wire to spy on the president would be suicidally stupid even for a trusted cabinet member. So Rosenstein was probably being sarcastic (not quite the same as joking...) about this but not about the rest.

3) The situation has changed a lot since then. Rosenstein, like Comey, is a weasel. Unlike Comey, Trump knows Rosenstein is a weasel and has a firm grip. Rosenstein has incentives to be a good little weasel until Trump is done with him, which should be as soon as Trump has put Mueller to bed and found a confirmable replacement for Rosenstein.

Categories Spygate

Thu Oct 11 03:36:18 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

House to fund a border wall?

LifezettePresident Donald Trump made building a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico one of his signature campaign promises, and, thanks to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the chief executive may soon have the money to do it.

McCarthy will introduce legislation later this week providing more than $23 billion to complete construction of the border wall. Trump has continually repeated his “Build the Wall” pledge since his campaign in 2016. Breitbart News first reported Tuesday that McCarthy’s bill will give Trump funds he needs to complete the job.

My bet? The House passes it before the election and the Senate never votes on it, or at least not until after the election, when it fails.

Thu Oct 11 02:36:18 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hmm...

View from the PorchThe best way to avoid a home invasion by multiple suspects with long guns is to not be in the unlicensed pharmaceutical distribution business. Of course, sometimes people buy a house or rent an apartment whose previous occupant was, and I suppose that rip crews get addresses wrong even more often than SWAT teams, so it's not a foolproof solution.

Are you kidding? If you're on a drug gang rip crew and you raid the wrong house, there will be consequences. When was the last time a wrong-house raid by the SWAT team had consequences for the police? (Consequences for the infants mutilated for life by the "non-lethal distraction devices" don't count).

For the scenario pictured at the link, I honestly don't think firearm selection will make much difference. If you show up with a pump-action shotgun, lever-action rifle, or bolt-action anything, you're dead; anything semi-auto with decent magazine capacity and more stopping power than a .22LR has a roughly similar chance of keeping you alive. A 1911 might be contraindicated by magazine size, but 3-3-2 is not unreasonable for a good shot.

What would be more helpful to your survival would be how quickly you can get the police on the way, whether you have any cover that will stop a .223, and whether you happened to answer the door with a loaded gun in your hand that day.

Thu Oct 11 01:36:18 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Nunes: "Absolute proof of FISA abuse"

Washington Examiner"Numerous officials at the DOJ and the FBI have told us under oath ... nobody at FBI or DOJ knew anything about that the Democratic Party being behind the Clinton dirt," Nunes said. "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."

"Before even the FISA warrant," he continued. "Now you have absolute proof that that wasn't told to the FISA court. So you want your the evidence of FISA abuse? There it is right there."

Baker was a key player in successfully obtaining multiple warrants for Page. According to a Daily Caller report, Baker, who served as the FBI's top lawyer until May, told Congress on Wednesday that Michael Sussmann, of Perkins Coie, passed on documents to him about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. Baker said he did not read all the information provided by Sussmann, but described the meeting as "atypical."

We need to get these documents declassified already!

Categories Spygate

Wed Oct 10 06:35:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Kavanaugh confirmed 50-48

What is best in life, Conan? To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you. And to hear the lamentation of their women.

Wed Oct 10 05:35:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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

Daily CallerAn error at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles caused more than a thousand people, including some who were not U.S. citizens, to be incorrectly registered to vote, state officials said Monday.

The DMV admitted that a “processing error” at agency field offices resulted in as many as 1,500 people being added to voter rolls between April 23 and Sept. 25.

Error. Right. Bullshit.

Categories Vote Fraud

Wed Oct 10 04:35:37 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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