I have no idea how this will work out legally, but we need to assume the NRA is sidelined until further notice, perhaps permanently (as a member-driven organization anyway). Wayne seems to think it's going to clear up the legal issues in New York. Maybe.
Texas is certainly a much better political environment to be in.
Cancel culture blacklisting anyone who worked for Trump?
This honestly sounds like tortious interference in trade to me. But it's a sign we're going to see a lot of attempts to blacklist anyone who was publicly associated with Trump, and that's going to make people even more furious.
Liberal activist arrested for capitol building riots
So this guy was there, with a camerawoman who has worked for CNN and NPR, egging people on to destroy things and break into the building. He was there egging people on when Ashli was shot and may have broken the window that got her shot. He admits he was a false-flag:
Sarah and Peter both lived through a communist revolution -- in fact the same one, from different perspectives. I try to do the same thing, but undoubtedly they have more direct experience with it. The media here is now lying just as much if not more, and the same skills are useful.
I don't think we're in the "What if...?" scenario. We're in the "They are doing it, but we don't know who until their chain gets yanked."
I'm afraid that there is no electoral solution. Elections can be, and will be, frauded. Anyone we elect, including saints, will have past sins that can be exposed or manufactured.
For what it's worth, I don't think Pence needed to be blackmailed. I get the impression he's just not willing to stick his neck out very far. But there are lots of other possibilities, with John Roberts at the top of the list.
I originally read this as being all SpyGate documents, but ... it's just what the FBI had. That leaves a lot of room for CIA and other agencies to be hiding even more.
I think this declassification is welcome and necessary. I expect the contents will be very embarrassing to the FBI, and probably says a lot about the confidence Trump has in Special Counsel Durham -- which is to say, very little confidence, an opinion I share.
Read the whole thing. It's not a perfect solution, but there are no perfect solutions, and he reports a lot of direct information from meeting with the President and what went down after that.
Byrne is (probably) one of the major funders behind Powell and Wood. He's got an inside position here, and while he seems a little crazy, that inside position combined with his connections to Flynn and Powell make it impossible to dismiss his claims. What he describes in this article are White House staffers, supposedly answerable to the President, blocking the President's decisions and refusing to act on them.
Of course that's been pretty much the story of Trump's time in office, beginning to end.
I neither endorse nor reject Byrne's proposals for a physical recount of paper ballots. I don't think calls to redo the election if major discrepancies are found are even possible at this point. I do think a full physical audit of all ballots in those states with major signs of fraud is a requirement for anyone to trust our elections again -- and I think the refusal of the establishment, on both sides, to allow anything like that demonstrates their knowledge of and agreement to the fraud. But to be accurate, such an audit would need to include the voter rolls and the status of all voters, and I don't think there's any realistic way we can get that in any reasonable amount of time. Next election, maybe, if the state legislatures in those states really take charge. Not this time.
This is as it should be. Even if the outcome is settled -- and I don't think it is truly settled until the inauguration takes place -- the investigations should continue, both as a matter of history and to support future lawmaking efforts to prevent election fraud in the future.
With the NRA sidelined, and Dems in control of both Houses of Congress and the White House, they will try to move these through. And, sad to say, likely succeed. We're going to find out if we really do have a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court for the 2nd Amendment soon.
If true, this can only be a cover up operation. Even if the documents were just taken into FBI custody rather than returned to the shredder, given the complete lack of interest FBI has displayed in election fraud so far I do not believe there is suddenly any active investigation. The FBI is just making sure it covers things up for Biden.
I didn't post much of Byrne's extra-ballots-in-Georgia saga because it was suspicious but not clearly criminal. Maybe the ballots were marked differently for some reason, but that was unproven. Printing extra ballots for emergencies is understandable. Printing LOTS of extra ballots is suspicious, but not clearly fraudulent. Shredding the ballots right after the election is suspicious, but could have been from an earlier election. I wanted to wait until we had an actual forensic analysis of the ballots in bulk.
Now it looks like we won't get that because the FBI shredded the evidence.
The frantic panic to censor social media and remove Trump
I have never, ever seen such an insane, coordinated panic among such theoretically independent actors as I have seen following Trump's capital hill demonstration. Following a relatively minor series of trespassing incidents which may credibly be attributed to false-flag operatives, including claims that police literally opened doors to let people inside, we got a mass panic by Congress that conveniently prevented any actual evidence of election fraud from being aired. After a rush to blame all this on Trump, despite Trump calling for peace and for protesters to go home, there were coordinated moves to ban Trump from communicating with his followers directly on every platform in use. Twitter, banned. Facebook, banned. His direct-email provider, banned. Parler, banned from Apple and Google app stores as soon as Trump signed up. Shopify, banned. The man is still President for a few weeks, and they are banning him from basically everything in an obviously coordinated and unjustified fashion. That's censorship, and it just happened here.
The sanest claim I've seen is that if they impeach him (and the Senate convicts), he can't run again. But the 25th Amendment angle wouldn't do anything about that, so it can't be about future elections. There's no way Trump nukes Iran or China on his way out, that's insane, and I don't believe Trump is insane.