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Missouri passes election security law

Gateway PunditGovernor Parsons from Missouri today signed an election bill in an effort to make elections more secure.

Today, during a signing ceremony at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed five pieces of legislation into law, including House Bill (HB) 1878, which modifies Missouri’s election laws to strengthen election processes and voter confidence.

It's an improvement.

Categories Fair Elections

Tue Aug 09 23:35:38 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Election Shenanigans in the 2022 primaries

EmeraldAccording to the State of Colorado — and The Associated Press and the New York Times! — the official results for the GOP primary race for Secretary of State have Pam Anderson winning with 43% of the total vote, and Tina Peters second with 28% — but the real story was that Australian businessman Mike O’Donnell had picked up 28% himself, and might actually beat Tina Peters too.

I wanted to know more about Mike O’Donnell because I had never heard of Mike O’Donnell.

In the most high-profile race in America for the office of Secretary of State, a candidate who had become a national political figure, who had the highest name recognition, who outraised both of her opponents by 3 to 1, who spoke at rallies with President Trump, who was the obvious frontrunner — that person didn’t just lose, but she tied with a guy who had none of those things in a GOP primary.

I didn’t even know that Mike O’Donnell was running in the race until I saw the race results. How did an unknown candidate like Mike O’Donnell manage to garner as many votes as a national political figure like Tina Peters?

There's a followup. This all seems mighty suspicious, considering Tina Peters was the favorite in the race and also the Colorado election official who discovered what may well be a plot to delete election records to cover up cheating in 2020.

Tue Aug 09 22:35:38 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Breaking the public education monopoly

Gateway PunditArizona set a new standard for education this past week, passing a bill that allows families to pick the school of their choice, and the State will help fund that choice.

The legislation includes an empowerment scholarship account eligibility to every Arizona family.

This is long overdue, but maybe it will start a trend.

Mon Aug 08 23:23:25 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden admin offering backhanded pardons to illegals

Victory Girls Federal prosecutors are quietly dismissing stacks of cases against illegal immigrants under a Biden administration mandate that could be on pace to effectively pardon 1 million people by 2024, according to leaked information reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

Attorneys for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have begun to throw out tens of thousands of the 2 million backlogged cases in immigration court following a political appointee’s order not to go after illegal border crossers from before the November 2020 election.

According to the blog author but not the article, this will leave illegals with the ability to apply for legal residency and potentially citizenship. In other words, it's an amnesty. This shouldn't surprise anyone since Biden is Barack's mini-me and Barack had his DACA program to do the same thing, except DACA was publicized because Barack thought he would get political credit for doing it. He learned better when he got massively increased opposition. Biden is going to hide it and hope we don't notice.

Categories Border Control

Mon Aug 08 22:23:25 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI raids Mar-a-Lago

TechnoFogBreaking news for a Monday night: President Trump announced his home in Palm Beach - Mar-A-Lago - “is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”

According to the New York Times, the search has to do with materials taken home by President Trump after he left the White House.

The politics of the search can’t be ignored. If the New York Times is to be believed, Trump’s purported crime - the delay of returning materials that may be classified - could have been resolved in another manner that didn’t involve raiding his home and breaking open a personal safe. No doubt the search is an escalation by a desperate Regime confronted by their own failures at home and abroad.

I can only agree with Technofog here. This is a desperation move. It makes America look like a third-world nation -- because the FBI is, evidently, as corrupt as law enforcement agencies are in such nations.

Categories Police Abuse Spygate

Mon Aug 08 19:20:57 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Attacking the right to legal counsel

Wall Street JournalThis time around, we received a very different message from our law firm. Having just secured a landmark decision vindicating our clients’ constitutional Second Amendment rights in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, we were presented with a stark choice—withdraw from representing them or withdraw from the firm. There was only one choice: We couldn’t abandon our clients simply because their positions are unpopular in some circles.

Just The NewsJohn Eastman, election attorney to former President Donald Trump, claimed Monday in a court filing that the FBI seized his phone.

Federal agents executed a search warrant last week while Eastman left a restaurant in New Mexico, he wrote in the motion, which CNN obtained. The attorney asked to see the warrant, but the officer refused and seized his iPhone Pro 12, he said.

Eastman "was forced to provide biometric data to open said phone" and "was not provided a copy of the warrant until after his phone was seized," the attorney said in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico filing.

I remember when Democrats gave terrorists legal counsel, but apparently that's not a thing for Republicans.

Categories Lawsuits

Sun Aug 07 23:23:25 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Republicans voting for gun control

Just The NewsPresident Joe Biden on Saturday signed bipartisan gun control legislation meant to take guns out of the hands of individuals deemed a threat, though critics say that's a violation of due process rights. The measure also imposes more thorough background checks on buyers under the age of 21.

House Republicans voting for the bill:
Steve Chabot (Ohio)
Liz Cheney (Wyo.)
Brian Fitzpatrick (Penn.)
Tony Gonzales (Texas)
Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio)
Christopher Jacobs (N.Y.)
David Joyce (Ohio)
John Katko (N.Y.)
Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)
Peter Meijer (Mich.)
Tom Rice (S.C.)
Maria Elvira Salazar (Fla.)
Michael Turner (Ohio)
Fred Upton (Mich.).

Three Republicans didn’t vote; 193 voted against it.

Senate Republicans voting for the bill:
Mitch McConnell (Ky)
Roy Blunt (Mo.)
Richard Burr (N.C.)
Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.)
Bill Cassidy (La.)
Susan Collins (Maine)
John Cornyn (Texas)
Joni Ernst (Iowa)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Rob Portman (Ohio)
Mitt Romney (Utah)
Thom Tillis (N.C.)
Pat Toomey (Pa.)
Todd Young (Ind.).

Sun Aug 07 22:23:25 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More domestic terrorism

NYPostA Colorado Christian crisis center for pregnant women was vandalized and set on fire Saturday morning, a day after the US Supreme Court reversed federal protection of abortions.

Police responded to a fire at Life Choices in Longmont around 3:20 a.m., and found the building ablaze with covered with graffiti messages referencing the controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade, officials said.

Where is the FBI investigation? Where are the prosecutions?

Categories Terrorism

Sat Aug 06 23:22:23 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

New mRNA vaccines every season?

Conservative TreehouseThe adverse medical consequences from the COVID-19 vaccination program are only just now starting to surface while the government and Rx corporations continue to hide data showing adverse impacts. At the same time as this massive conflict of interest and general health controversy is being debated, Pfizer CEO Albert Poula says he is “almost certain” that mandatory vaccine boosters will be part of the requirement by government each year.

No thank you.

Sat Aug 06 22:22:23 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Another known wolf

Gateway PunditAn Iranian immigrant to Norway attacked the popular London Pub gay nightclub in Oslo with gunfire around 1 a.m. Saturday, killing two and wounding twenty-one people, according to police. The alleged gunman Zaniar Matapour, 42, who was well known to state security, was arrested within minutes and has since been charged with terrorism. Eight of the wounded are hospitalized. Police say Matapour fired shots at three locations. The gay pride parade scheduled for Saturday in Oslo has been canceled.

To the "authorities" in Oslo, being a violent follower of Islam is apparently a mental health issue rather than a law enforcement one. Clearly western society is not handling these individuals well.

Categories Terrorism

Fri Aug 05 23:08:07 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Lawyers who won gun rights case forced out of law firm

Behind The BlackBlacklists are back and the Democrats have got ’em: The two lawyers who recently won a major gun rights victory in the Supreme Court this week, invalidating the “may-issue” gun control laws in leftist states that prevented anyone from obtaining a gun license, have been blackballed by their law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, and forced to resign.

You would think any law firm would consider itself lucky to have two skilled lawyers with major Supreme Court wins on their resume. But apparently not.

Fri Aug 05 22:08:07 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

In the wake of Dobbs and Bruen, whither Obergefell?

Although the opinion disclaims this direct conclusion, there's just no way Obergefell survives a history and tradition analysis. There can be no constitutional right to gay marriage without an amendment specifically intended to grant it. What the discussion of Obergefell in the recent opinion means is simply that it's not going to happen in the near future. Possibly that one or two new justices are needed to have the votes to do it.

Other opinions mentioned are less certain. But I think Obergefell's days are numbered with the right case and/or the right justice.

Thu Aug 04 23:54:36 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A self-fulfilling prophecy

Just The NewsCOVID-19 vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives during their first year, according to a study published this week.

Oliver Watson of the Imperial College London led the new modeling study about the vaccines. He called the potential outcome of the last 18-months should the vaccine not have been available "catastrophic."

His modeling study findings were published in Lancet Infectious Diseases and reportedly "quantify just how much worse the pandemic could have been if we did not have these vaccines."

Imperial College London are the same folks who gave us horrible studies predicting how bad the pandemic was going to be, including mountains of dead people, before all those studies turned out to be complete bullshit and we found out the vaccines don't work. Now they are trying to claim credit for preventing the bullshit apocalypse with their vaccines that still don't work. And just who is paying for all of this bullshit?

Just The NewsThe study was funded by several organizations, including the WHO, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

That's right, the same people who were pushing the vaccines, which we now know never worked, and are starting to learn might actually cause serious harm.

So why would anyone listen to these people and their obviously self-serving claims?

Thu Aug 04 22:54:36 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Confirmed: police had embedded agents in the Jan 6th crowds

Gateway PunditA new police report that was exclusively obtained by The Epoch Times has proved that “plainclothes” members of a special law enforcement Electronic Surveillance Unit (ESU) were secretly embedded among protesters for the purposes of conducting video surveillance on January 6th.

The newly uncovered report, titled First Amendment Demonstrations, was issued on Jan. 3, 2021 by DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police Robert Contee under the Homeland Security Bureau’s Special Operations Division. It detailed the MPD’s response to the planned MAGA protest, which included specifics about covert operations that occurred on, and leading up to January 6th.

So all that footage will be available to defendants to use in court, right? RIGHT?

Wed Aug 03 23:32:35 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Biden admin prepping to put its thumb on the election scale

The FederalistThe White House is refusing to share details about its coordinated efforts to engage in a federal takeover of election administration.

Using federal agencies this way is a clear violation of the Hatch Act, but the Democrats know that if they win all sins will be forgiven. And as the people grow angrier, the Democrats in government are beginning to realize how much they need the protection of their lofty positions and control over the tools of law enforcement to remain alive and free. Facing such dramatic consequences for losing, is it really any wonder that they are willing to cheat? And is there ay doubt they will try to cheat again, and again, and again?

Categories Fair Elections

Wed Aug 03 22:32:35 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A Texas-sized tinfoil hat

Gun Free ZoneThe Uvalde School Police were inside the school within minutes of the shooter going into the classroom.

They were ordered to treat an active shooter like a barricaded suspect and hung around in a hallway for over an hour supposedly waiting for a key or SWAT. The story keeps changing.

Was the response to the school shooting deliberately bad to maximize casualties to move the needle on gun control?

I've been wondering similar things, but adding in the sheer number of mass shootings we've had recently, and the very convenient cluster of timing that the series of shootings started up the same weekend as the NRA annual meeting in a year the NRA itself was distracted by troubles both internal and external. The timing is suspicious. The apparent choice to let the murderer in Uvale rampage rather than immediately stopping him is suspicious. The number of incidents in short time is suspicious. All that we lack is a known mechanism for deliberate incitement of mass shootings by some government or political source.

Getting there -- to either the weak case (deliberately responding poorly) or the strong case (deliberate incitement) -- is difficult. But we have cases already that strongly suggest both (see, eg, the Draw Mohammad shooting where FBI agents encouraged the attackers and may have ridden to the scene of the attack with the suspect, along with many other reports).

Quite simply, the FBI has become a political "dirty tricks" arm of the federal government and lost the trust of the American people. The FBI clearly has opeeratives willing to violate the law and incite violence in support of political ends. How many other police agencies are willing to take similar steps?

I don't know, but at a minimum, it's now a valid question to ask.

Tue Aug 02 23:08:09 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

An election challenge in Raffensperger's primary

VoterGAVoterGA today announced a challenge for the Republican Secretary of State’s (SOS) race in Georgia’s May 24, 2022 primary election. All 159 counties are named as Defendants in the contest, that was filed in Spalding County by VoterGA’s co-founder Garland Favorito and attorney Todd Harding. Georgia law allows the same charge against multiple counties to be heard in the jurisdiction of one county. The contest alleges the Dominion vote count for the Secretary of State (SOS) race is not accurate and that incumbent SOS, Brad Raffensperger, certified unlawful results when he declared himself the winner of the primary with 52% of the vote in a four-way race including Jody Hice, T.J. Hudson and David Belle Isle.

The results do seem suspicious, as has been Raffensperger's behavior in 2020 and afterwards.

Categories Fair Elections

Tue Aug 02 22:08:09 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Deception

Gateway PunditProject Veritas on Thursday released video of Utah GOP Senate candidate Becky Edwards telling an undercover PV journalist she’s Utah’s best bet to stand up for abortion if Roe v Wade is overturned.

Becky Edwards is a former Utah sate rep who is running for US Senate in the Republican primary.

Becky Edwards told the undercover journalist she’s going to stand up for abortion – but she said something totally different in public.

Gateway PunditAccording to Curtis’s Campaign Field Director Daniel Stephens, the RINO Rep. hides his views on abortion from voters... Stephens said Curtis only ran as a Republican because he believed it would be ineffective to run as a Democrat: “They just won’t vote for you.”

Just The NewsEmbattled Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney is urging Democrats in her state to switch parties to support her August 16 primary reelection bid.

Cheney, who is polling far behind her Trump-endorsed primary challenger, sent out campaign mail last week to Wyoming voters with instructions on how to change their party affiliation to vote for her.

Washington Free BeaconIn the ad, Schumer's Senate Majority PAC features testimony from "Patty," a "business owner" and "former Republican" who slams Laxalt as "wrong for Nevada." The ad does not reveal that "Patty" is former Nevada state senator Patricia Farley, who began caucusing with Democrats more than five years ago in 2016. Two years later, Farley joined Battle Born Progress, a liberal nonprofit that works closely with Laxalt's opponent, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D.). The group under Farley has taken a number of radical liberal positions on hot-button issues—a far cry from Schumer's portrayal of Farley as a disillusioned conservative entrepreneur.

Conservative TreehouseKrystle Matthews (D-South Carolina) is heard on the audio discussing strategies like orchestrating democrats to run as republicans for elected office: “We need some secret sleepers.”

“We need them to run as the other side, even though they for our side, we need people to run as Republicans in these local elections. This is the only way you’re going to change the dynamics in South Carolina,” she adds.

If you have to lie to get elected, you shouldn't be in office.

Mon Aug 01 23:04:20 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Irrational behavior

Just The NewsThe elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in which a gunman last month killed 19 students and two teachers will be demolished, the city's mayor said.

This is the same fundamental error made by gun control supporters, except even less rational. The building didn't kill anyone. It's just a place. Yes, the people in the building when the murderer attacked would probably be traumatized to return to it (and should not be forced to); it's unlikely anyone not told of those events would even know.

The problem is, every time we agree to one of these extravagant emotional gestures, we're training future generations to be even less stoic.

Mon Aug 01 22:04:20 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]


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