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Eyewitness says BLM “scared crapless” by THOUSANDS of patriots supporting NV rancher Bundy

The People vs. BLM

The following is the personal account of a female Los Angeles attorney who drove Bunkersville, Nevada, to support besieged rancher Cliven Bundy:

I rolled into Laughlin really early, like 5:30 am. So many people had shown up, that we decided to leave in groups. A second group to leave at 8 AM as scheduled. Ours was a big group too. About two dozen cars, loaded with passengers.

The highway was almost empty until near Mesquite. Then it was a traffic jam. Motor homes, campers, ATVs running along side the freeway, motorcyles, vehicles, every thing you could possibly imagine. Everyone on their way to Bunkersville.

Then it [the traffic] about stopped, just inching along.

Word traveled down the traffic line that the feds had blocked the road just out of Mesquite and were searching vehicles for weapons and cell phones. Cell phones were confiscated and smashed. The people were given a chit for $30.00 redemption value. I left my phone at home.

Some of us that had four wheel drives decided to just leave the road and head overland. As we got closer to the ridge, we were stopped by armed militia. We could not go any further. We could wait, or turn around and go back to the road. Men, who I suspect were special forces, had climbed the ridge from the back side and captured the snipers. They were at that moment coming down the ridge to take them to Mesquite where they would be let go. They weren’t prisoners, they were just going to be replaced by friendlies.

Because of the roadblock on I-15, people refused to be searched, and refused to turn back. They just pulled off the road and parked. It was like a dam backing up a river. Soon the feds were trapped between the Americans who had already gotten through, and the Americans who had been stopped on the highway. The BLM agents went into full panic mode and called for help. LVPD [Las Vegas Police Department] who had REFUSED to show up to help Americans HAD to show up to rescue BLM that was now trapped and helpless. The blockade was SEVEN MILES LONG! That’s a potload of people.

A group of armed Americans along with local cowboys went to Mesquite to liberate the cows that had been confiscated and held by BLM. They were being driven back home in an old fashioned cattle drive. The feds say it was voluntary [that they voluntarily returned the confiscated cattle to Bundy], don’t believe it.

I was basically standing around twiddling my thumbs when the word came down that the Director of BLM had surrendered and all forces would be withdrawn. I could not go on. The road was blocked and would be blocked probably for the rest of the day at least. A bunch of us turned around and left. It was over.

There were THOUSANDS of people there, and more arriving every minute. The ranch, Gold Butte, the entire area was completely surrounded by Americans. The highway was completely blocked in both directions of people trying to get through. Everyone was very peaceful and friendly. No fights or anything. There was a rumor in the line, that some of the mercenaries hired by the feds had defected and were now on the side of the Americans.

I came back and immediately saw this [the media's] pack of lies and half truths.

At one point, I-15 was closed in both directions, about seven miles south of Mesquite, because protesters had blocked the freeway. Nearly two dozen police officers and a SWAT unit were at the scene to keep the peace and assist the BLM enforcement officers to safely leave the area. They were scared crapless!

The People vs. BLM1H/t FOTM’s Miss May

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~Eowyn

Satanic Temple wants prayer in school to the Devil

crucifix repels vampireJust like their father, the Devil, who twists and perverts God’s words, Satanists in America are hell bent on exploiting the Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees for their purpose.

In 2009, the conservative-led Oklahoma state legislature approved a privately funded Ten Commandments monument, which was erected last year outside the state Capitol building.

While atheists and the ACLU oppose the Ten Commandment monument on the grounds of the First Amendment’s misinterpreted “separation of church and state” — a phrase not found in the First Amendment but originates in an 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson — a group of New York-based devil worshippers who call themselves the Satanic Temple, demand their right to erect a monument to Satan next to the Ten Commandments in the name of “religious parity.”

Below is the Satanic Temple’s proposed 7-foot-tall statue of Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

Baphomet

Now, the Satanic Temple, in the name of “protecting the children,” wants in on the right to pray in school – as long as they can pray to the devil.

Brownie Marie reports for Christianity Today, April 14, 2014, that the devil worshipers say they are fighting for the rights of public school students to learn in a cruelty-free classroom.

In a press release, the Temple declared May 15 as “Protect Children Day” to promote the rights of public school students to learn in a cruelty-free classroom, free of physical and mental abuse.

Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said, “One of the fundamental tenets of The Satanic Temple is personal sovereignty and the inviolability of one’s body and mind. Hitting a child or placing them in solitary confinement goes entirely against our beliefs. We want children to know that they are permitted to pray to Satan in school and that they can even share their religious beliefs with others in accordance with certain guidelines.”

Lucien GreavesGreaves makes the devil’s horns hand-sign (Oops! Excuse me! it’s really the “I love you” sign of deaf-mutes! No, it’s really the Texas Longhorns handsign! Sarc) at a Satanic Temple rally in Tallahassee, on Jan. 25, 2013, in support of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Senate Bill 98.

Students are encouraged to register on Satanic Temple’s website, ProtectChildrenProject.com, where they are asked to submit their name, email address, and the name of their school in order to receive “help” from the Temple. The organization sanctimoniously insists that submission does not make one a Temple member, and is open to all denominations.

However, at the same time as ProtectChildrenProject.com provides fact sheets on physical and psychological abuse in schools, also available is a Satanic activity book.

Parents and grandparents, beware!!!!!!!!!

~Eowyn

Breaking!! BLM Pulls Out Of Conflict With Clive Bundy

 

Folks we may have one the first round. Keep standing your ground!!

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds

On Saturday, Clark County Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie announced that the Bureau of Land Management would cease their persecution of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. He also stated that Bundy’s cattle would be allowed to graze on the land.

In an emotional response, Bundy presented the Sheriff with an ultimatum, stating he had one hour to disarm the federal agency, to bring the arms to the protest site to be destroyed, and to remove their barricades.

Rest here…      http://www.infowars.com/breaking-cliven-bundy-to-meet-with-clark-co-sheriff/

Lexington and Concord Nevada Anyone?

Yesterday The good Dr. Eowyn posted about the Feds coming down on a rancher in Nevada Here. 

She mentioned some militia  members had arrived with more following. Here’s an update and some contact info so we can pound some phone lines in support and fill some inbox’s with email.

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Militias Are On Route to Help Cliven Bundy – Face Off With Feds: Will this be the Start of the 2nd American Revolution?

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 14 Hours Ago

An area just outside of the little town of Bunkerville, Nevada, with a population of around a thousand people, may go down in history. This little spot in the desert may be compared with Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the “shot heard round the world” – the first shot fired in the American Revolution. Because it looks like the second American Revolution may start there…and soon.

It has been reported that tensions were running high outside of Bunkerville. It seems that the US government, in all of their infinite wisdom, has declared war on a cattle rancher named Cliven Bundy.

In a stand-off that has been likened to Ruby Ridge and Waco, the federal government has now deployed armed agents in a case of what the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has deemed “trespass cattle,” escalating a 20-year battle over grazing rights and what actually constitutes “public land” use in Southern Nevada.

Cliven Bundy, a 67-year-old rancher says his family has worked the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area since the late 1800s and that they were there well before the government’s Land Management Bureau ever came along. (source)

Armed federal officers have arrived to steal Bundy’s cattle and close down the land he is using. What’s more, they have declared a zone around the area to be free of the restrictions of the Constitution, specifically, the First Amendment right to assemble and speak freely. They’d like to keep their reprehensible actions quiet and out of the public eye. It’s really difficult to mow down a bunch of protesters ala Waco with the whole world watching.

Yesterday, tensions began to rise even further and numerous protestors were tazed and assaulted. (You can see the actions of those brave BLM officers on this video HERE).

It looks like tensions will rise even further because Americans have had enough.

Militias have been mobilised. It’s going to get real.

Bundy may be facing down a bunch of armed federal thugs but he’s going to be backed up by militia members from across the country.

This is the day that Patriots have been talking about and training for. They will not stand down.

CBS reports that militias from Texas, Montana, Utah, New Hampshire, and Florida will be standing with Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management.

If you aren’t a combatant, this doesn’t mean that you can’t participate in this revolt against tyranny. This is a call to action.

Here are the pertinent email addresses and phone numbers:

  • Bureau Of Land Management Phone Number: (202) 208-3801
  • Brian Sandoval Email Contact Form- http://gov.nv.gov/Contact/Governor/
  • Brian Sandoval – Carson City Phone # – (775) 684-5670
  • Brian Sandoval Las Vegas Phone # -(702) 486-2500
  • Senator Dean Heller Contact Form -
  • Phone #’s For Heller – Reno: 775-686-5770/ Las Vegas: 702-388-6605/ Washington: 202-224-6244
  • Sheriff Douglas Gillespi – (702) 828-3231 or (702) – 828 – 3111
  • Email: Sheriff@lvmpd.com

(source)

Share information in support of these people who refuse to stand idly by while theft, violence, and tyranny occurs at the hands of the government. If we all spread the word, there is no way that another Ruby Ridge or Waco can quietly occur. We can combat the disinformation spouted by the mainstream media by publishing REAL photos, REAL videos, and REAL accounts of what is happening. We can keep the communication open and tell the world what the United States government is doing to its own people.

Share this and other stories through email, through social media, through links in the comments sections of mainstream news sites. Whatever you do, don’t wait for someone else to take action. Now is the time to speak up for liberty. Make this story too viral for the mainstream to ignore. Do not allow these brave people staring down the barrel of a gun to do so without our support.

The Bureau of Land Management has picked up a snake by the tail, and it looks like that snake is going to bite.

Source

UPDATE: Mac Slavo provides an update on the situation:

It is apparent that the Federal government was under the impression that they could simply move into the ranch land surrounding Bunkerville, NV and have their way with the property and livelihood of the Bundy family. What they didn’t count on was the outcry from Americans across the country. And now things may be headed to the next level. As Kim Paxton of The Daily Sheeple notes, citizen militias in several states have been called up. Many members of those organizations are taking up arms and are making their way to Nevada.

And it’s not just the citizen militias that are preparing to take action. The governor of Nevada has officially condemned the federal government’s actions, though he has yet to take any steps afforded to him under State law. Sheriff Richard Mack of Gilbert, Arizona has weighed in and calls the actions “terrorism.”

At last count there were some 200 federal agents from various agencies on the ground in Nevada and it appears that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of armed militia members will soon arrive to confront them.

The Federal government will no doubt step up their efforts, as they are facing the possibility of a widespread rebellion resulting from their actions against a private citizen whose only “crime” was to graze his cattle on the land his family has used for this purpose for over a century. It would not be at all surprising to see the President of the United States call up National Guard troops and more militarized law enforcement officials for fear of having this spiral out of control. A declaration of martial law to go along with already established First Amendment Areas is not out of the question.

We may well be on the cusp of a serious stand-off involving thousands of people. Keep in mind that most of them will be armed.

Given the circumstances, things could turn very bloody very quickly.

UPDATE 2: Bundy Family claims Feds are killing their cattle & protesters seem to have won a temporary victory against the Feds in this video update.

( Have to tell you the link to vid below is worth the watch in that it is not to often you see the Federales turn tale and leave.  LOL )

8 News NOW

~Steve~                                                  H/T  http://freedomoutpost.com/
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/04/militias-route-bunkerville-nv-will-start-2nd-american-revolution/#AbB33MdmOBasK1Ag.99

200+ armed feds declare war on Nevada rancher over desert tortoise

Armed men outside the Bundy ranch (photo by Cliven and Carol Bundy)

Elizabeth Harrington reports for The Washington Free Beacon, April 8, 2014:

A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the [federal] Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owner’s cattle, according to the rancher’s family.

Cliven Bundy, the last rancher in Clark County, Nev., has been fighting a “one-man range war” since 1993, when he decided to take a stand against the agency, refusing to pay fees for the right to graze on a ranch run by his family for centuries.

After years of court battles, the BLM secured a federal court order to have Bundy’s “trespass cattle” forcibly removed with heavy artillery, the family said.

“The battle’s been going on for 20 years,” Bundy told the Washington Free Beacon. “What’s happened the last two weeks, the United States government, the bureaus are getting this army together and they’re going to get their job done and they’re going to prove two things. They’re going to prove they can do it, and they’re gonna prove that they have unlimited power, and that they control the policing power over this public land. That’s what they’re trying to prove.”

Bundy said the government has brought everything but tanks and rocket launchers. “They’re carrying the same things a soldier would,” he said. “Automatic weapons, sniper rifles, top communication, top surveillance equipment, lots of vehicles. It’s heavy soldier type equipment.”

His wife, Carol Bundy, said that roughly 200 armed agents from the BLM and FBI are stationed around their land, located about 75 miles outside of Las Vegas. Helicopters circle the premises, and the airspace and nearby roads remain blocked.

“We’re surrounded,” Carol Bundy said. “We’re estimating that there are over 200 armed BLM, FBI. We’ve got surveillance cameras at our house, they’re probably listening to me talk to you right now.”

A National Park Service spokesman denied there were armed guards rounding up the cattle in a conference call on Tuesday. However, she confirmed that there was “security” in place, citing threats to the contractors who are removing the cattle.

“Contractors are here and they are in place to round-up the cattle and to bring them to the impound area,” Christie Vanover said. “As for security, there [is] security in place, but that is merely to protect the contractors.”

“As you know, we have received threats and the contractors have received threats,” Vanover said. “Our personnel here and throughout the park service and throughout the BLM have received threats, as well. So security is in place to merely protect the contractors so that we can complete this operation.”

As of Monday, officials have seized 234 of Bundy’s 908 cattle. Impounding the cattle alone could cost the government as much as $3 million.

“They just brought a load down today,” she said. “They kind of harass us as well. When we leave they follow us.”

This afternoon eight helicopters surrounded the family after they began taking pictures, according to Bundy’s daughter, Bailey. Their son, Dave Bundy, was arrested for taking pictures on state road 170, which has been closed, and is being held by BLM.

Government helicopters circle the Bundy ranch / Cliven and Carol Bundy

The BLM said they took Dave Bundy into custody following his “failure to comply with multiple requests by BLM law enforcement to leave the temporary closure area on public lands.”

Carol Bundy said five officials took Dave and “threw him on the ground.”

“One put his knee on his head, the other put his boot on his head and pushed him into the gravel,” she said. “He’s got quite a bruised head. Just bruised him up pretty good.”

Environmentalists are praising the government’s forceful actions, which are being taken to protect the “desert tortoise.”

“We’re heartened and thankful that the agencies are finally living up to their stewardship duty,” said Rob Mrowka, a Nevada-based senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Gold Butte area has been officially designated as critical habitat for threatened tortoises—meaning the area is essential to their long-term survival as a species.”

“[Cliven] Bundy has long falsely believed that Gold Butte is his ranch,” added Terri Robertson, president of Friends of Sloan Canyon.

Rob MrowkaThe BLM designated 186,909 acres of the Gold Butte off-limits for the “critical desert tortoise” population in 1998. Bundy had already lost his grazing permit five years earlier for refusing to pay fees for the land, which his family has ranched since the 1870s.

The “federal grazing fee” is $1.35 per “Animal Unit Month,” or the amount of forage needed per animal, each month. Bundy said he owes roughly $300,000 in back fees, while the BLM asserts he owes over $1 million. The BLM defended the removal [of Bundy's cattle] because Bundy did not “voluntarily” give up his cattle.

“We’ve tried to do this through the legal and we’ve tried to do it through the political, and what we’re at right now, I guess we’re going to have to try to stand,” Cliven Bundy said. “We the people have to stand on the ground and get our state sovereignty back, and also take some liberty and freedoms back to where we have at least access to this land.”

“The story is a lot about the cattle, but the bigger story is about our loss of freedom,” Carol Bundy added. “They have come and taken over this whole corner of the county. They’ve taken over policing power, they’ve taken over our freedom, and they’re stealing cattle. And our sheriff says he just doesn’t have authority, our governor says he doesn’t have authority, and we’re saying, why are we a state?”

“I’m a producer,” Cliven Bundy said. “I produce edible commodity from the desert forage, and all of these things are governed under state law. So, in other words, this type of government has eliminated all of our state law, eliminated our state sovereignty, and has took control over our public lands and even took control over our Clark County sheriff. They’ve taken the whole county over. The whole state, almost.”

“This is just about power of the government,” Carol Bundy said.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R.) voiced his concern about so-called “First Amendment Areas,” designated locations set up by the BLM where citizens can protest the removal.

“Most disturbing to me is the BLM’s establishment of a ‘First Amendment Area’ that tramples upon Nevadans’ fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution,” he said in a statement Tuesday.

“To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the ‘First Amendment Area’ should be dismantled immediately,” he said.  “No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.  The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly.”

Sandoval also said his office has received numerous complaints about the BLM’s conduct, including road closures and “other disturbances.”

H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska & swampygirl

UPDATE:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that:

  • Militia are rallying to help the Bundys: Two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at the ranch, with “hundreds” more expected. Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers says militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida “tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak. We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants. Expect to see a band of soldiers.”
  • Yesterday, April 9, Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was shot with a stun gun by law enforcement officers; and Bundy’s sister, Margaret Houston, was pushed to the ground.
  • Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn’t be penalized by an “overreaching” agency.

Infowars reports that Ammon Bundy said around 20 cowboys came to their aid and retrieved the cattle that the feds had forcibly taken from the ranch.

~Eowyn

Obama’s IRS leaked Mozilla CEO’s Prop 8 donation

gaymafialogoLast month, Brendan Eich, a co-founder of Mozilla — the company that invented the Firefox web browser — was promoted from the company’s chief technology officer to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Then all hell broke loose.

As DCG recounted in her post of April 4, the online dating site OkCupid.com asked its customers to boycott Firefox because SIX YEARS AGO in 2008, Eich had donated $1000 to California’s Proposition 8 that affirmed traditional marriage. (The proposition was approved by a majority of California voters but struck down by an admittedly homosexual judge.)

OkCupid.com’s boycott in turn led to a “backlash” among Mozilla’s intolerant employees against their new CEO, never mind that:

  • Eich had made the donation as a private citizen;
  • Eich had never let his private political views intrude into his work at Mozilla; and
  • The First Amendment of the United States Constitution promises and guarantees freedom of belief to Eich and all Americans.

Faced with the avalanche of disapproval and hostility from Mozilla employees, Eich resigned.

Has it occurred to you how OkCupid.com discovered Eich’s PRIVATE donation to Prop 8?

Answer: Obama’s IRS leaked the information.

Dr. John C. Eastman reports for FoxNews, Oct. 3, 2013, that in the many state ballot battles across America to preserve marriage as an institution between man and woman, the pro-traditional marriage National Organization for Marriage (NOM) was winning. Since 2004, 32 states had voted by large margins to reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage, and no state had voted to approve “same-sex marriage.”

NOM’s principal adversary, the pro-homosexual marriage Human Rights Campaign (HRC) was waging an uphill battle. So HRC started a website, “NOM Exposed,” designed to publicly identify NOM and its supporters and donors so they and their businesses could be harassed.

To do so, HRC needed access to NOM’s confidential list of donors, lists that NOM is required to file with the IRS but are not public information.

Joe Solmonese with the POSThen, HRC president Joe Solmonese was named a national co-chair for the Obama reelection campaign and, magically, NOM’s tax return and its confidential list of donors and their addresses showed-up on the HRC website.

Eastman writes: “we know that the tax return on HRC’s website originated from within the IRS because it had been redacted to hide internal codes that are placed on documents only after they are received by the IRS.”

Donations to NOM and to the ballot campaigns then underway became increasingly hard to come by, to the point that the “same-sex marriage” forces were able to outspend NOM and its allies by more than $20 million dollars (a nearly 4 to 1 advantage) in the 4 states where marriage was on the ballot in November 2012, resulting in the first electoral losses for traditional marriage ever

Since unauthorized disclosure of a tax return is a serious felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, NOM demanded an investigation by the Department of Justice and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. NOM was given a case number, and its principal officers were interviewed.

Eighteen months later, no criminal charges have been filed. The person(s) responsible for leaking NOM’s donors to HRC is still not held to account. Even worse, the IRS now takes the position that the release of the identity of the culprit is itself barred by the same federal statute that the culprit violated.

On October 3, 2013, National Organization for Marriage filed suit against the IRS, as permitted by federal law, to obtain compensation for the injuries it suffered as a result of these felonies. The lawsuit also enables NOM to pursue discovery that will help identify the culprit and ascertain the extent to which IRS officials (and perhaps others elsewhere in the Obama administration) had colluded with what even the leftwing unfunny comedian Bill Maher now calls “the gay mafia.”

~Eowyn

Mad magazine turns against Obama

Mad, the 61-year-old humor magazine, takes on President Lucifer’s massive NSA surveillance of Americans — while Congress and the Supreme Court do nothing.

MAD-Magazine-523-Spy-Obama-CoverIssue #523, August 27, 2013.

H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska

~Eowyn

Pulitzer Prize-winning NYT reporter calls Obama greatest enemy of press freedom

Before First Lady POS Mooch and her “entourage” of 70, including her devil-worshiping mom, left on their TAXPAYER-PAID vacation in China, the White House had announced that Queen Michelle wouldn’t field any questions from journalists she encountered in China.

So it’s most ironic that while in Beijing, staying in a $8,350-per-night hotel suite PAID FOR BY U.S. TAXPAYERS, the she-male had the gall to lecture to the Chinese about free speech.

ObaMao t-shirtVendors at the entrance to the Great Wall were ordered by the Chinese Communist Party government to (temporarily) remove this t-shirt of Obama as a Mao commie to protect the delicate sensibilities of Mooch when she and her entourage of 70 toured the Great Wall. (h/t FOTM’s swampygirl)

More ironic still is the fact that while she’s prattling on about free speech, James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times, calls “her” husband “the greatest enemy of press freedom.”

James RisenJames Risen

Brandon Bordelon writes for The Daily Caller, March 24, 2014:

New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those who refuse to play along “will be punished.”

Poynter reports that Risen made the remarks while speaking at Sources and Secrets conference — a meeting of journalism, communication and government professionals held in New York City. The foreign policy reporter, who is currently fighting a fierce court battle with the federal government over his protection of a confidential source, warned that press freedom is under serious attack in today’s America.

In a speech kicking off the conference, Risen claimed that the Obama administration wants to “narrow the field of national security reporting” and “create a path for accepted reporting.” Those who stray from that path, he cautioned, “will be punished.”

The result is a “de facto Official Secrets Act,” Risen explained, making the current White House “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.” And the media has been “too timid” in pushing back against the onslaught.

Some of that timidity was on display at the conference. Jeffrey Toobin, a writer for The New Yorker, denied that any constitutional protections for his profession even existed. “It won’t take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” he declared. “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.”

Robert Litt, the administration’s top lawyer for the national intelligence community, agreed with that statement. At the same conference, he likened reporting on national security leaks to drunk driving, arguing that we ban the practice despite the fact that there isn’t always a victim.

“Not every drunk driver causes a fatal accident,” he explained, “but we ban drunk driving because it increases the risk of accidents. In the same way, we classify information because of the risk of harm, even if no harm actually can be shown in the end from any particular disclosure.”

Jeffrey Toobin & Robert LittJeffrey Toobin (l); Robert Litt (r)

Jeffrey Toobin was one of the reasons why I canceled my subscription to The New Yorker. Despite everything Obama has done — including inflicting damage on his own profession — Toobin, the sniveling piece of turd, is still carrying water for Pres. Lucifer.

Truly, “liberalism” is a mental disorder for which there is no cure.

~Eowyn

Fred Phelps Done Croaked. Westboro Baptist Head Now Dead.

C’mon that was kinda funny. Anyway the cranky old fool did die. The story below I present from the website.

The Daily Currant.

Umm, knowing me it is always good to read my posts all the way to the end. Just saying.

Umm, Fred is Dead, The Story from the Currant is Satire.  LOL

Westboro Asks Public Not to Picket Phelps Funeral

You got some splaining to do you crotchety old fool.

You got some splaining to do you crotchety old fool.

Bye Bye..

Bye Bye..

The controversial Westboro Baptist Church has asked the public not to picket the funeral of its founder, Pastor Fred Phelps, who died this week at 84,and “have a little decency and respect” for his family and friends.

In a statement posted on its website, the Topeka, Kan.-based church – home to America’s most hated family – claimed members of the public have threatened to protest Phelps’ funeral just as the church protested the funerals of others.

“This is a very difficult time for us,” the statement reads, “so we ask that the public have a little decency and respect by allowing us to mourn a great man who served God and tried to protect America from the threat of fags and perverts (i.e. gays and U.S. soldiers).”

The outspoken Pastor Fred Phelps, a former civil rights attorney, headed the Westboro Baptist Church since 1955, breaking away from mainstream Baptist churches to espouse his bigoted interpretations of the Bible.

The church has attracted widespread controversy for espousing homophobic rhetoric and for protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Church members typically carry inflammatory signs and claim the deaths are God’s punishment for the United States’ tolerance of homosexuality.

The 40-member church, primarily consisting of Phelps’ family members, has also protested the funerals of celebrities, public officials and murder victims, including victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, Apple founder Steve Jobs and murdered gay student Matthew Shepard.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a church spokeswoman and Phelps’ daughter, said she was concerned people outside the church would try to picket the funeral service.

“It would be in extremely poor taste if someone were to protest my father’s funeral just because they disagreed with him,” she said. “Everyone is entitled to respect in death. What monster would go out of their way to upset my family when we’re grieving?”

Phelps-Roper dismissed the claim that the church’s unusual request is hypocritical, given the members have picketed the funerals of U.S. soldiers and murder victims.

My father was a great man who did no harm to anyone,” she said. “So what if he beat his own wife and children? Doesn’t any good, loving fatherdo that?”

Yep Old Fred is Dead!!! Kinda hard not to speak ill of the dead, but…Oh well let’s just say he’s got some splaining to do I think. Yikes!

Just so you know , and don’t have a stroke or pop a blood vessel from reading, the story the way written by the Daily Currant is a bit of SATIRE.  OK?   LOL                 ~Steve~

http://dailycurrant.com/2014/03/21/westboro-asks-public-not-to-picket-phelps-funeral-2/

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Air Force cadets revolt against removal of Bible verse

USAF revolt

The image above is a Bible verse from Galatians 2:20 that a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, wrote on the whiteboard outside his bedroom door.

29 cadets and four faculty and staff members found the verse so offensive that they complained to Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Mikey Weinstein

Mikey Weinstein

Weinstein fumed to FoxNews’ Todd Starnes: “Had it been in his room — not a problem. It’s not about the belief. It’s about the time, the place and the manner. It clearly elevated one religious faith over all others at an already virulently hyper-fundamentalist Christian institution. It massively poured fundamentalist Christian gasoline on an already raging out-of-control conflagration of fundamentalist Christian tyranny, exceptionalism and supremacy at [the academy].”

So Weinstein complained to the USAFA.

And Academy officials removed the verse.

 The removal in turn instigated a revolt among the cadets, some of whom have posted verses from the Bible and the Koran on their whiteboards in protest, including the original Galatians quote that was removed. Below is a sample:

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Billy Hallowell reports for The Blaze, March 12, 2014, that Weinstein is calling the cadets’ defiance “a revolt.”

Weinstein said he received an email from an unnamed agnostic cadet who complains that “Theses posts, quotes, and comments on social media have created a hostile environment and have lead to a decrease in unit cohesion and morale and are unprofessional in the military environment.”

Weinstein is now calling on the Air Force Academy to take action against those cadets who’ve posted scripture messages outside their doors, calling the messages “a toxic environment” and for those cadets, including the cadet who posted the original Galatians verse, to be punished. 

Air Force Academy spokesman Lt. Col. Brus Vidal told Starnes that the first cadet had committed no misconduct and will not be punished. Vidal said there’s a “gray area” when it comes to one’s personal room and the hallway, where the message was posted: “The whiteboards are for both official and personal use, but when a concern was raised we addressed it and the comment was taken down.”

But Michael Berry, senior counsel for the conservative legal firm the Liberty Institute, points out the illogic of Vidal’s statement. Berry said, “If the cadet didn’t violate any rules, then why was the quote removed? It appears that the Air Force now believes Bible verses are a violation of AFI 1-1.”

In fact, Berry said the removal of the Bible verse and any punishment is actually a violation of the Department of Defense Instruction 1300.17, a provision that protects soldiers’ religious liberty which states:

“Unless it could have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline, the Military Departments will accommodate individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs (conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs) of Service members in accordance with the policies and procedures in this instruction.”

Weinstein is threatening to go to court if the Air Force Academy refuses to remove the verses. 

~Eowyn