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The 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for holding a rally

Don SurberRep. Liz Cheney-WY
Rep. Herrera Beutler-WA
Rep. Katko-NY
Rep. Kinzinger-IL
Rep. Upton-MI
Rep. Newhouse-WA
Rep. Meijer-MI
Rep. Gonzalez-OH
Rep. Rice-SC
Rep. Valadao-CA

Let the primaries begin.

If you still think the people rioting were incited by Trump, check the timeline.

Mon Jan 18 23:30:34 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What I saw leading up to the US Capitol attack

Center for Security PolicyThe deadly riot at the US Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the January 6 joint session of Congress.

A small number of cadre used the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol, what appeared to be four separate cells or units

A detailed eyewitness account.

Mon Jan 18 22:30:34 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lockdowns don't work (except to get Trump out)

NewsweekA study evaluating COVID-19 responses around the world found that mandatory lockdown orders early in the pandemic may not provide significantly more benefits to slowing the spread of the disease than other voluntary measures, such as social distancing or travel reduction.

The peer reviewed study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation on January 5, and analyzed coronavirus case growth in 10 countries in early 2020.

The researchers used a mathematical model to compare countries that did and did not enact more restrictive lockdown orders, and determined that there was "no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on case growth in any country."

Now that Biden is about to enter the White House, it's safe to tell us that lockdowns don't work. Who would have guessed?

(I did).

Categories Coronavirus

Mon Jan 18 21:30:34 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology

The State Department has posted a fact sheet regarding the origin of the Wuhan virus. Because the new administration is likely to make it go away, I'm copying the whole text below.

Bottom line: it is highly likely the virus came from the lab.

(Read More...)

Categories Coronavirus

Sun Jan 17 23:57:03 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

SAF sues over arm-brace rulings

Second Amendment FoundationThe Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Department of Justice, alleging violations of the Administrative Procedures Act relating to its flip-flop regulation of arm braces on semiautomatic pistols.

The only problem I see here is that ATF has never been forced to comply with the APA before. Hopefully the courts will be willing to do that here.

Categories Firearms

Sun Jan 17 22:57:03 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

NRA files for bankruptcy, wants to move to Texas

Just The NewsThe National Rifle Association announced Friday it was filing for bankruptcy protection and will be leaving New York with plans to reorganize in Texas.

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre said "This is a transformational moment in the history of the NRA." The organization filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Texas on Friday.

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.

Sun Jan 17 21:57:03 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dem Gov says election fraud claims are not protected

Gateway PunditPennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) on Friday said President Trump does not have the right to say the election was stolen.

According to Fetterman, saying the election was stolen or rigged is not protected under the 1st Amendment.

“This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was ‘rigged’ or that we were ‘trying to steal the election’ — that’s a lie. And you do not have the right, that is not protected speech,” Fetterman said.

He is, of course, insane. Political speech is exactly what the 1st Amendment is intended to protect.

Sat Jan 16 23:06:23 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Bail fund refuses to say who they bailed out

Just The NewsA bail fund promoted by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that reportedly helped bail out several accused and convicted criminals — at least one with a markedly violent history — is refusing to share the records of the individuals it helped spring from jail in the midst of last year's deadly Black Lives Matter-led riots in Minnesota.

Obviously, if they said who they bailed out, those people could be followed up on to see what further crimes they committed, which would look bad for the fund.

Sat Jan 16 22:06:23 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Cancel culture blacklisting anyone who worked for Trump?

American ThinkerDawson Buchanan, a young Trump supporter, left a very disturbing thread on Twitter. He asserts that he was all set to begin working for a company called Private Jet Services. However, shortly before he was to begin, PJS fired him. He finally learned from the owner that PJS had a contract with the National Hockey League. When the NHL learned that PJS had hired someone who had worked for the Trump company, the NHL said PJS had a choice: Buchanan or the NHL. PJS opted for the company that helps pay its bills.

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.

Sat Jan 16 21:06:23 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Liberal activist arrested for capitol building riots

Fox NewsA left-wing activist who told Fox News last week that he’d followed a pro-Trump mob into the Capitol in order to "document" the siege is now the subject of a criminal complaint in connection with his alleged participation, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

John Sullivan can allegedly be heard egging on protesters in video he provided to the FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint. He has also shared the video to his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X.

He was charged Thursday in federal court in Washington after being arrested by the FBI. He remains in custody in Toeele County, in his home state of Utah, on a U.S. Marshals Service hold request.

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:

Fox NewsIn an interview with Rolling Stone published Wednesday, Sullivan said he was putting on an act to build rapport with the protesters.

"I had to relate to these people, and build trust in the short amount of time I had there to get where I need to go," he told the magazine. "To the front of the crowd to see the dynamic between the police and the protesters, because nobody wants to see the backs of people’s heads from a far-off distance."

He apparently made it there. During the unrest, he tweeted up-close video of the moment a Capitol Police officer fatally shot Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt during the riot. It had been taken just a few feet away, at the height of the chaos outside the Speaker’s Lobby.

More about his political positions.

And he organized a protest that sounds like Antifa:

Fox NewsWhile he has denied ties to Antifa, or anti-fascists, in recent interviews, his group Insurgence USA had advertised an event called "Kick These Fascists out of DC" on Wednesday around the same time as a pro-Trump rally near the National Mall that preceded the Capitol chaos.

Add in the timeline -- people began storming the capitol building before Trump even started speaking, when it takes almost an hour from the site of the speech to walk to the capitol building.

Fri Jan 15 23:11:27 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How to read behind the news

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.

Categories Fake News

Fri Jan 15 22:11:27 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What if...?

Clayton CramerMy wife has asked me why the courts have ignored allegations of voter fraud and why VP Pence decided he lacked authority to prefer elector slates picked by the state legislatures over governor selections, when Art. II, sec. 1 gives the state legislatures plenary authority in this matter. The courts are easy; they have historically been reluctant to interfere in what they consider primarily political questions. But what if NSA (or employees improperly using access) were blackmailing officials like how J. Edgar Hoover used FBI surveillance? There may be no electoral solution.

Read the whole thing.

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.

Fri Jan 15 21:11:27 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump declassifies all FBI SpyGate documents

Just The NewsA bombshell revelation in the remaining FBI documents on Russia collusion shows that the entire narrative was created and leaked to the news media to neutralize Hillary Clinton’s concern that her email scandal hadn’t gone away.

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.

Fri Jan 15 08:44:42 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

PBS lawyer advocates reeducation camps for children of Trump supporters

CDMediaProject Veritas released a new video today exposing Michael Beller, Principal Counsel for The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), for his statements defending violent attacks on the White House, re-education for the children of Trump supporters and praising the deaths of red state voters as a result of COVID-19.

Michael Beller, PBS principal counsel: “We go for all the Republican voters and Homeland Security will take their children away…we’ll put them into the re-education camps.”
Beller: “Enlightenment camps. They’re nice, they have Sesame Street characters in the classrooms, and they watch PBS all day.”
Beller: “Americans are so f*cking dumb. You know, most people are dumb. It’s good to live in a place [Washington, D.C.] where people are educated and know stuff. Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or cities where everybody’s just stupid?”
Beller: “What’s great is that COVID is spiking in all the red states right now. So that’s great…a lot of them [red state voters] are sick and dying.”

Will the Democrats ever stop to ask themselves "Are we the baddies?"


Thu Jan 14 21:33:28 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How the Democrats run elections

Gateway PunditLone Pine, California is a conservative-leaning town near the Nevada border.
In the last election, 51.9% voted for the Republican Party, and 38.6% voted Democrat.

So there was really no rush by liberal state officials to collect the ballots for the 2020 election.

In fact, there is still a ballot drop box on the sidewalk near city hall.

Of course the Democrats will win... when they don't even bother to pick up the votes cast in Republican areas.

Wed Jan 13 23:23:24 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The blacklisting continues

Epoch TimesJason Miller, a Trump campaign adviser, on Monday said that he was barred from entering a Washington, D.C.-based studio for an interview with Fox Business’s Charles Payne, as he has been put on a “list.”

“Wow – the anti-Trump censorship/deplatforming is out of control,” he wrote on Twitter. “Just went to the LiveShots studio in DC to join @cvpayne on @FoxBusiness, and the LiveShots employees told me I’m not allowed to use their studios because ‘I’m on a list.’”

Will the Democrats ever stop to ask themselves "Are we the baddies?"

Wed Jan 13 22:23:24 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden advisor thinks he can borrow from your accounts for more lockdown

The HillA top health adviser to President-elect Joe Biden suggested that the nation is well-positioned financially to withstand a lockdown of more than a month in an effort to get the coronavirus pandemic under control.

"When you look at the personal savings rate in this country, it's now gone from about 8 percent to over 22 percent. We have a big pool of money out there that we could borrow. The historic low interest rates by the federal government, we could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for our losses to small companies to medium sized companies, for city states, county governments. We could do all of that," said Michael Osterholm during a live event this week with Yahoo News.

So Biden views your personal savings accounts as things from which he can "borrow". (No word on when he will ever "pay back" anything, of course).

Wed Jan 13 21:23:24 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Byrne on possible solutions

Patrick ByrneOver the lat couple of decades, as townships, counties, and states have been pitched on the virtues of electronic voting systems over the tools of Stone Age democracy (where voting was done on paper ballots with simple mechanical machines). The pitches all came with one promise: “There will always be a paper ballot fail-safe, so in the event of a broken election you can always just open the boxes and count the ballots!” I would respectfully suggest that whatever foresight caused election officials in years past to extract that commitment, whatever threshold of election uncertainty they envisioned might someday occur requiring that a measure be taken to give the public confidence in an election result…whatever that point is, has surely been breached.

Because of that fact, since November 15 I have imagined a way to resolve this quickly, with little-to-no insult to the Constitution...

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.

Tue Jan 12 23:43:41 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

GoDaddy targets AR15 forum

McThagGoDaddy nuked AR15.com today.

This is what I was warning about when I said privatizing who runs the DNS stuff was a bad idea.

When it was government held, I could assert I had a right to a domain and to have a DNS to find it under my freedom of speech rights.

Private companies are free to squelch at will.

They had a backup plan, but the very fact that they needed to use it is an indication of the lengths that Big Tech are going to in order to enforce their censorship.

Tue Jan 12 22:43:41 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

California's Election Censorship Office

Sultan KnishThe Office of Election Cybersecurity isn’t non-partisan and it isn’t keeping anyone’s votes safe. It’s in a position to use government power to censor questions about election fraud by its party, while working with a consulting firm involved in one of the most contentious elements of the election, whose results the office’s boss expects will put him in the United States Senate.

Corruption is one thing. Government censorship of complaints about corruption is another.

Unfortunately, since it's California, we can do the same thing about both: jack shit.

Tue Jan 12 21:43:41 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What is freedom?

Mon Jan 11 22:37:01 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Michigan election inquiry will continue

Just The NewsMembers of the Michigan legislature will continue their inquiry into reported irregularities in the 2020 election, a state lawmaker revealed this week, despite growing pressure to abandon further scrutiny of the 2020 presidential election results amid fallout from the recent Capitol riot.

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.

That's why the FBI is busy destroying evidence.

Mon Jan 11 21:37:01 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Introducing gun control

Guns The proposals:

H.R.30 - To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

H.R.121 - To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.

H.R.125 - To amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be transferred.

H.R.127 - To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

H.R.130 - To require the safe storage of firearms and ammunition, and to require the investigation of reports of improper storage of firearms or ammunition.

H.R.167 - To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.

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.

Sun Jan 10 23:44:13 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI seizes evidence of election fraud in Georgia

Patrick ByrneUpdate on Georgia ballots: DHS had been trying to move forward this week. Two days ago FBI jumped in claiming jurisdiction. Yesterday 3 PM FBI took control of shredding truck and materials, directed they be returned to shredding operation and the shredding job completed.

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.

Sun Jan 10 22:44:13 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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.

And on top of all of that, Pelosi is threatening impeachment when the man has just a few weeks left in office.

What exactly are they afraid of?

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.

But they are clearly afraid of something!

Sun Jan 10 21:44:13 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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