Thermoclines, Mandates and the Consent of the Governed

Ombre OlivierAll of that is reasonable. Indeed the first 2 are absolutely praiseworthy and the third is just a common sense recognition that foreign countries have strong motivations to cause dissension in the US. But the step beyond where they go from foreign state entities spreading disinformation to anyone spreading “disinformation” is flat out bad and leads to justified outrage.And that’s exactly where we are today in the US. It isn’t helped by all the other Deep State shenanigans regarding “Orange man bad” and the way that people who should have known better jumped on claiming “Russian disinformation” in cases where there wasn’t any. For now, while a significant fraction of the US “Right” has lost their trust in the DHS (and FBI and so on) and the amber warning lights are flashing all over the place, the Trust Thermocline hasn’t been breached. If (when?) we learn that the censorship has been wider than it currently seems to be the thermocline is going to be breached for a large majority of Republican and independent voters and that’s going to be very messy. Presuming that the Republicans win control of both parts of congress then one thing that they will be able to do is stop funding these bureaucracies. The left and the (p)resident may scream but with the Supreme Court in its current state there seems no doubt that a budget resolution that explicitly removes funding for specific agencies/divisions and activities performed by agencies would be held constitutional by the court.

The trust thermocline was breached somewhere between the moment Durham failed to get any convictions and Biden started talking about needing days to get election results. What the author doewsn't quite process is that the people have yet to have an opportunity to express that in a measurable way. Speech is censored.
Polls are manipulated. Elections are stolen. You can't just unsubscribe from government.

A better concept than a trust thermocline is perhaps the Chinese idea of a mandate of heaven. The western view would be the consent of the governed. The current government can lose it, but that doesn't remove the government from power. Instead, something happens -- wars, economics disaster, revolutions -- to bring down the government that lost the mandate. The people no longer consent to be governed by those in power.

Elections are supposed to be a practical way to measure that, and to peacefully change power. Election fraud does not create a mandate or ensure consent.

Fraud merely removes the peaceful part of the transition mechanism.

Mon Nov 14 22:54:15 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats and modern segregation

Ornery DragonIf you are a Democratic voter you have to ask yourself why you are supporting segregation? Why do you refuse to listen to opposing arguments? Why do you still believe that the major news outlets are objective? Why do you think that Democratic politicians will change once you point out their errors? Why do you rise to the bait?

Why are you supporting segregationists? Because you support segregationists (you’re voting D), I guess I should assume you are one yourself? Or do you view segregation simply as a means to an end? If so, what end? How do you see legal segregation playing out?

It's amazing how all the anti-racism rhetoric circles back around to racist policies. But then, racist policies are a Democrat tradition.

Sun Nov 13 23:33:56 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More details from Missouri v Biden

Uncover DCThe Missouri v. Biden case will go down in history as one of the most important civil liberties cases ever tried in a United States court. A ruling was issued yesterday, and while it would be considered a “minor” ruling in any other circumstance, the judge just smacked the government down once again; and this isn’t a minor case or a minor ruling.

The parties have been going back and forth. As we know, the judge has entered two exceedingly rare orders in this case; first, he granted expedited discovery. For details, you can read this.

Read the whole thing to learn more about the Biden administration's censorship regime.

Sun Nov 13 22:33:56 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

National Police Assc wants BLM riots investigated

Legal InsurrectionThe National Police Association wants Republicans to investigate the BLM/Antifa riots of 2020 if they retake control of Congress. It’s an excellent idea and would be good for the country.

People who participated on January 6th have been punished extremely harshly while the left has skated after riots that went on for months and caused billions in damage and multiple deaths.

I mean, they aren't wrong, but shouldn't the local police be investigating this before Congress?

Sat Nov 12 23:35:50 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Combining the mRNA COVID vaccine with a flu vaccine is nefarious

Gateway PunditOn Thursday, U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced the launch of Phase I clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a combination vaccination targeting COVID-19 and influenza.

The single-dose vaccination candidate is a mix of Pfizer’s mRNA-based flu shot, which is now in Phase 3 clinical testing, and the companies’ Omicron-tailored COVID-19 booster shot.

i haven't ever gotten a flu shot, and with this combined vaccine coming, I never will. I alxo haven't gotten the flu in years. Over a decade at least. So I don't think I will miss it.

My main concern is that people who are used to getting a flu shot regularly won't realize they are also signing up for the new mRNA covid vaccine they may not want and which definitely is not safe.

Categories Vaccine Mandates

Sat Nov 12 22:35:50 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Hill floats 25th Amendment removal of Biden

The HillThe time may be coming when the country will have to have a serious conversation about a very uncomfortable topic: President Biden’s mental health.

It’s a conversation the left and the media forced on the public during the Trump administration. Claims that President Trump was not mentally fit for the job and needed to be removed from office began in earnest right after his inauguration in 2017.

The writing is on the wall for Biden. He just has to get past the midterms.

Ironically, The Hill spends the 2nd through 6th paragraphs -- the ones most people stop reading in -- talking about Trump, whose only cognitive issue was disagreeing with the left.

As I mentioned before, though, removing Biden that way has a Kamala problem.

The Washington Post is more restrained, merely suggesting both bow out of 2024.

Fri Nov 11 23:39:30 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Thousands of guns stolen from ATF

ReasonWith inflation, prices are up pretty much across the board, but if you're looking for a new gun for recreation or self-defense, here's a hint: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is offering them at an absolute steal. Seriously, the federal agency tasked with enforcing firearms regulations has such poor security that thousands of guns and gun parts once in its possession disappeared in the hands of thieves. And it has yet to fully implement recommended reforms.

It's almost like they care more about making sure honest folks don't have guns than keeping guns away from criminals.

Wait, no, I made a mistake.

Strike the "almost".

Fri Nov 11 22:39:30 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Eyewitness from Maricopa

UncoverDCSwinick says that the tabulators all worked “perfectly” during the test the night before the election. The problem with scanning began immediately with the first ballots. Voters scanned their ballots between 4 and 12 times with very minimal success. Poll workers estimated about 1 in 10 ballots were being read for the first three hours of voting.

Voters were given options to either spoil their ballots and try again or drop them into a different section called “Door 3.” As per Swinick, their inspector had to empty the ballots from “Door 3” three times throughout the early afternoon because of the volume of ballots. Typically, ballots aren’t supposed to be removed from that box until polls close, but they made an exception because the box was jamming and became too full.

Swinick reports that the technician came to the center between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm MT and rebooted the machines. After this, there were no further issues with ballots being run through tabulators. She reported that one of the poll workers told her, “Everything is now going smoothly with the tabulators.”

Shenanigans. But there may be enough attention to stop the steal this time. We'll see.

Fri Nov 11 14:33:41 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden regime censored social media posts directly

Daily CallerThe Department of Homeland Security has left open a special feature that allows government officials to flag Facebook posts for misinformation after scrapping a controversial advisory board tasked with developing guidelines for social media censorship, the Intercept reported Monday.

DHS announced plans for a Disinformation Governance Board to “develop guidelines, standards, guardrails to ensure that the work that has been ongoing for nearly 10 years does not infringe on people’s free speech rights, rights of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, according to The Hill. While DHS shuttered the initiative after an onslaught of bipartisan opposition decrying the potential censorship, the Intercept found through an analysis of public and leaked documents that government efforts to police tech companies goes on.

Those activities include a Facebook portal only accessible by government and law enforcement representatives to formally request the platform kill or label alleged misinformation, according to the Intercept. A leaked set of slides contains instructions on how to operate the system, and the URL to access the site — — was still active at the time of publication.

Daily CallerThe U.S. government has for years discussed the scope and scale of online content moderation the government should engage in, as well as how to compel social media platforms to flag or remove “misinformation,” “disinformation” and “malinformation,” the Intercept reported, citing meeting minutes and records appended to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.


That would right there proves a 1st Amendment violation.

Facebook literally provided DHS a censorship portal. Presumably the other social media networks did similar things. They cloaked the whole thing as a response first to foreign influence, then to misinformation generally. However, there are no exceptions for either in the 1st Amendment. Freedom of speech trumps -- pun intended -- both.

When this information starts to come out and lawyers have time to digest it, there will be hell to pay.

Thu Nov 10 23:05:00 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI planned to make Danchenko CHS to hide him from Trump

Epoch TimesThe newly discovered email was sent by FBI agent Kevin Helson to unknown recipients on Jan. 12, 2017. The email’s heading reads “Plan to Convert Danchenko into CHS.”

This email is critical for several reasons. It shows that the FBI intended to hide Steele’s main source behind CHS status after they had previously discovered Steele couldn’t back up the claims in his dossier despite their offer of $1 million to him for any corroboration. As a CHS, Danchenko also would be shielded from any external investigations—including those of Congress.

Of equal importance, Helson’s email also proves that the FBI planned to convert Danchenko into a CHS before the FBI had even interviewed Danchenko. Had they thought the dossier was real, there would have been no reason to hide Danchenko. Instead, the FBI would’ve been touting the existence of a crucial source...

This move by the FBI also directly coincided with President Barack Obama’s wishes expressed during a Jan. 5 White House intelligence briefing on the dossier that he wanted to withhold information from the incoming Trump administration.

The timing suggests the motive was to hide him from Trump. Remember all the complaints about sources and methods? This is the "source" they were protecting.

Thu Nov 10 22:05:01 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Stealing elections

EmeraldWhy has the Colorado District 3 race between Lauren Boebert (R) and Adam Frisch suddenly become frozen in time? It’s Thursday — and Colorado election officials suddenly can’t count a few thousand remaining votes.

That’s an obvious sign of cheating.

I'll add that the AZ Governor's race has been frozen at 70% reporting for over a day now, along with the Senate race in that state. That's after widespread tabulation errors blocked Republican areas from voting for hours. The Kari Lake campaign says they expect the remaining ballots to heavily favor their candidate and bring in the win, so the delay in reporting is likely another sign of cheating. Kari Lake ran strongly on election security as her main issue and no doubt that provides a lot of incentive to block her by the people used to manipulating elections. Blake Masters (the Senate race) is farther behind, but the same dynamics apply -- he's still within range of a victory depending on how the 30% remaining ballots go.

Categories Fair Elections

Thu Nov 10 13:20:27 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Testing QAnon against reality

Emerald RobinsonLara Logan was also accused of spouting something called “QAnon conspiracy theories” by Democrat-aligned media outlets.

For the last several years, Democrats have insisted that “QAnon” is an absurd conspiracy theory that “a group of Satan-worshiping elites who run a child sex ring are trying to control our politics and media,” according to the New York Times.

Now let me admit from the start: I don’t really understand “QAnon.” I can’t make any sense from the Internet posts that supposedly come from “Q” either.

So, rather than focus on QAnon, let’s focus on facts — because the facts of the matter can speak for themselves.

Read the whole thing.

I followed a similar path a while back when I decided to look into the Q thing and see if there was any merit to it. What I found was a whole bunch of complete nonsense wrapped around the idea that some guy with insider access was anonymously posting secrets that had to be carefully decoded with techniques that resembled numerology. I had two criteria: could the Q claims be independently verified (eg, Q says there is a weird email from Podesta about pizza that is code for something nefarious; can I find the email in the publicly available material without following the Qanon link?) and could any of Q's claims demonstrate predictive power (ie, did he say anything significant before it happened, or was it always after the fact?

My conclusion was that Q is incoherent nonsense that cannot be independently verified and rarely said anything coherent enough to even count as a prediction.

That, the commonly accepted version of Qanon is that powerful individuals engaged in sexual abuse of minors and routinely get away with it due to government cover ups. THAT is true, and has been well documented, even if the complete list of Epstein's clients has not been released and likely never will be.

If anything, Qanon is a false-flag operation designed to distract people from the real Epstein scandal.

Wed Nov 09 23:53:54 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GOPe backstabbing begins

Wed Nov 09 22:53:54 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Rise And Fall Of The Voting Machines

EmeraldWelcome to the Banana Republic of Biden — where the voting machines break down and the tabulators fail and the paper runs out on Election Day!

The rigging was so bad, so obvious, so corrupt that even the corporate media was forced to admit that electronic voting machines didn’t work across America. That was a “conspiracy theory” — you might recall — just the day before.

But — lo and behold ! — the machines were all “down” in Mercer County, New Jersey. They were full of “mishaps” in Harris County, Texas and in Chesterfield County, Virginia and in Bell County, Texas and in Suffolk County, New York. At least 20% of all the machines were “not working” throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. They “ran out of paper” in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In fact, “officials say that roughly 44 polling locations in Luzerne County ran out of paper to print ballots.”

Of course, it’s completely normal on Election Day for 44 polling places to run out of paper simultaneously. Don’t start fueling conspiracy theories by noticing that such a shortage must be deliberate!

Look, technology is hard. Some problems are to be expected. But these problems were very suspiciously focused.

And I'm not ignoring the races where the machines "seemed" to work but mysteriously elected Democrats facing 81%-wrong-direction polls.

Wed Nov 09 12:44:18 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lying or Senile?

Gateway PunditJoe Biden falsely claimed Congress voted on his unconstitutional student loan forgiveness package during a sit-down interview with NowThis ‘Make Your Mark’ midterm discussion.

“It’s passed. I got it passed by a vote or two,” Biden said.

This is a brazen lie.

Congress never voted on Biden’s loan bailout plan.

Embrace the healing power of "and".

Tue Nov 08 23:48:07 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Election Day 2022 Issues

Tue Nov 08 23:17:23 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Obstruction of Justice?

Gateway PunditCorrupt Justice Department prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to bring obstruction charges against Trump.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Trump prosecutors have seen enough evidence to bring obstruction charges, “but the path to an actual indictment is far from clear.”

What actually happened: a man moved a few boxes of paperwork before the FBI conducted their raid.

I'm guessing the FBI didn't find the Spygate documents in the boxes they took and thinks the boxes that were moved had the evidence of their criminal behavior they are desperately trying to cover up. And Barr is cheering them on, proving he was on the other side all along.

Categories Spygate

Tue Nov 08 22:48:07 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Honest Elections

Bayou Renaissance ManThe question of whether those representatives will, in fact, be truly "representative", or merely political golems and automatons who've been shoehorned into office over - and often despite - the votes of the electorate, will be neither asked nor answered by our political powers that be. That's a pity, because it's the single most important question that this election will raise. If the same sort of shenanigans take place today that took place during and after the November 2020 elections, we'll know that the USA has become just another banana republic, just another corporate state, where "we the people" have effectively been stripped of the powers allocated to us in the republic's constitution, and we've become nothing more than "we the peons" or "we the pitiful". Three out of the "four boxes of liberty" will have been demonstrated to be ineffective, for all the world to see. If we want to see change, that will leave only the fourth box ... and nobody in his right mind wants that to happen. I've seen it too often in too many other countries, and the outcomes are unspeakable. The further we can keep that from our shores, the better!

Read the whole thing.

Tue Nov 08 18:54:23 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How the fraud happens

Behind The BlackBased on the ample evidence of election fraud, corruption, and vote tampering done repeatedly by Democrats nationwide during the 2020 election, we can expect these politicians and their minions to commit similar election crimes in the upcoming 2022 mid-term elections, especially because the effort by some Republicans to reform their state election systems in the key purple states was so effectively blocked by Democrats, by many quisling Republicans, and by a willing leftist press.

It is however important to understand where that election tampering was done in 2020 in order to understand the election fraud to come, as well as creating a strategy to prevent it. As real estate agents like to say, “Location is everything!”, and it appears this applies to election fraud as well.

Read the whole thing, and keep it in mind as you watch results.

Tue Nov 08 16:44:33 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

House Oversight Cmt under Republicans

Just The NewsThe congressman who would lead the most powerful investigative committee in the House if Republicans win the midterms is sending an unmistakable advance warning to the permanent federal bureaucracy: It's time to "get rid of some of these useless bureaucrats who are just a drain on the American taxpayer."

Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, the ranking Republicans on the House Oversight Committee, told Just the News on Thursday evening his top three investigative priorities include Biden family corruption, the insecure southern border and the origins and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I note election integrity is not on his list.

But we won't even get this much if we don't get out and vote.

Tue Nov 08 14:57:26 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

81% dissatisfied

Just the NewsAmericans weary of inflation and crime and unmistakably unhappy with the direction of their country went to the polls Tuesday to decide control of Congress and several marquee governor's mansions in an election certain to have a profound impact on President Joe Biden and his liberal Democrat agenda.

The 46th president clearly understood the stakes in his final campaign rally of the midterms in Maryland on Monday. “It’s going to shape what the next couple decades look like,” Biden said of Tuesday's election.

With polls showing 81% of Americans dissatisfied with the direction of the country, Republicans from former President Donald Trump on down implored voters to change course and create a divided government in Washington by firing Democrats currently in control of the White House, Senate, House and several large statehouses.

81% dissatisfied. If that turns into a "red mirage" then you know there's at least 32% fraud.

Categories Fair Elections

Tue Nov 08 14:52:54 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judge blocks plan to hand count ballots

Just The NewsAn Arizona judge has stopped a rural country's plan to hand-counting midterm ballots, following a request from Republicans for the process over concerns about the trustworthiness of the voting machines.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley's ruled Monday the county board of supervisors went beyond its authority by directing the county recorder to count all ballots cast instead of a small sample as required by state law, the Associated Press reports.

This is absurd. The only reason to resist hand counts so much is to hide the fraud.

Categories Fair Elections

Tue Nov 08 13:19:30 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Is New Hampshire in play?

BreitbartRepublicans Senate candidate Gen. Don Bolduc expanded his lead over Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in New Hampshire, according to a Thursday Trafalgar Group poll.

Forty-seven percent support Bolduc, 45.7 percent back Hassan, and 3.2 percent are undecided. Libertarian Jeremy Kauffman has 4 percent.

Let's find out! Go vote!

Tue Nov 08 13:09:45 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Reminder: Chuck Schumer (Dem Majority Leader) is on the ballot in NY

Conservative TreehouseMost people are unaware that in this senate election cycle New York Senator and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is up for reelection. National media have ignored mentioning the Schumer -vs- Pinion race. Few people, even those in New York, realize that Chuck Schumer is on the ballot next week.

Republican candidates in New York are surging and there is a potential, slight though it might be, for Schumer to be defeated in his race. If every New York state voter that supports Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin also votes for New York Senate Republican candidate Joe Pinion, there is a path for Schumer to be removed from office. A removal of Chuck Schumer would be akin in scale to the Scott Brown victory for the “Kennedy seat” in Massachusetts in 2010.

Any chance of victory first starts with people realizing Chuck Schumer is on the ballot for defeat next week. Few people are even aware of it, and the RNC along with the UniParty in Washington DC have made no mention of it. Steve Bannon interviewed Joe Pinion to discuss...

Removing Joe from the Majority Leader role will likely be easier than removing him from the Senate entirely, but if this is a wave election the way it looks to be, it may be within reach. If you're in New York, you should be going to vote anyway (for Zeldin versus Hochul), but you might as well vote against Schumer and for Pinion while you are there.

Tue Nov 08 11:49:08 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Is Oregon in play?

Just The NewsOregon Republican gubernatorial hopeful Christine Drazan continues to hold a narrow lead against her Democratic rival Tina Kotek and independent contender Betsy Johnson.

In the latest Nelson Research poll, Drazan got 43.5% support from likely voters, to Kotek's 41.1%, and Johnson's 4.5%. Conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, the poll surveyed 577 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4.1% points. Drazan's 2.4% lead means the race remains a statistical tie.

Let's find out. Go vote.

Tue Nov 08 11:45:49 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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