Sunday, October 31, 2010

Maybe he's the anti-Christ after all.

A man gets on his knees next to a car carrying U.S. President Barack Obama as he pulls away from Valois restaurant in Chicago, October 31, 2010. (Reuters)

Poking the wolverine with a sharp stick . . .


"Fifteen Missouri Counties Have More Voters Than Population."

Note how the wolverine grabs onto the timberwolf's belly and hangs there, digging into its flesh and biting soft parts of the underbelly. My great-grandfather blundered into a wolverine's territory in Michigan and had one do that to his left leg. My dad said it ripped his grandfather from crotch to calf and damned near killed him. Unable to reload and use his empty double-barrel (he had only raked the wolverine's back, the attack was so sudden) he used the stock to beat the wolverine off his leg and stained the snow with his blood as he half staggered and half crawled back to the house. The wolverine got the better of the exchange by far.

Video from ATL RTC Rally.

From Pete at WRSA.

Threeper Punkin, with a tip of the boonie hat to Mark.


Gideon, the Three Hundred and the success of the Horse Pens 40 RTC. (And the best cheeseburger I ever ate.)

One day Gideon and all his men got up early and camped beside Harod Spring. The Midianite camp was in the valley to the north of them by Moreh Hill The LORD said Gideon, "The men you have are too many for me to give them victory over the Midianites. They might think that they had won by themselves, and so give me no credit. Announce to the people, "Anyone who is afraid should go back home, and we will stay here at Mount Gilead.' " So twenty-two thousand went back, but ten thousand stayed.

Then the LORD said to Gideon, "You still have too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will separate them for you there. If I tell you a man should go with you, he will go. If I tell you a man should not go with you, he will not go." Gideon took the men down to the water, and the LORD told him, "Separate everyone who laps up the water with his tongue like a dog, from everyone who gets down on his knees to drink." There were three hundred men who scooped up water in their hands and lapped it; all the others got down on their knees to drink. The LORD said to Gideon, "I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites with the three hundred men who lapped the water. Tell everyone else to go home. So Gideon sent all the Israelites home, except the three hundred, who kept all the supplies and trumpets.

The Midianite camp was below them in the valley. That night the LORD commanded Gideon, "Get up and attack the camp; I am giving you victory over it. But if you are afraid to attack go down to the camp with your servant Purah. You will hear what they are saying and then you will have the courage to attack." So Gideon and his servant Purah went down to the edge of the enemy camp. The Midianites, the Amalekites, and the desert tribesman were spread out in the valley like a swarm of locusts, and they had as many camels as there are grains of sand on the seashore.

When Gideon arrived, he heard a man telling a friend about a dream. he was saying, "I dreamed that a loaf of barley bread rolled into our camp and hit a tent. The tent collapsed and lay flat on the ground." His friend replied, "It's the sword of the Israelite, Gideon son of Joash! It can't mean anything else! God has given him victory over Midian and our whole army!" When Gideon heard about the man's dream and what it meant, he fell to his knees. Then he went back to the Israelite camp and said, "Get up! The LORD is giving you victory over the Midianite army!"

He divided his three hundred men into three groups and gave each man a trumpet and a jar with a torch inside it. He told them, "When I get to the edge of the camp, watch me, and do what I do. When my group and I blow our trumpets, then you blow yours all around the camp and shout, 'For the LORD and for Gideon!'

Gideon and his one hundred men came to the edge of the camp a while before midnight, just after the guard had been changed. Then they blew the trumpets and broke the jars they were holding, and the other two groups did the same. They all held the torches in their left hands, the trumpets in their right, and shouted,

"A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

Every man stood in his place around the camp, and the whole enemy army ran away yelling. While Gideon's men were blowing their trumpets, the LORD made the enemy troops attack each other with their swords. They ran toward Zarethan as far as Beth Shittah, as far as the town of Abel Meholah near Tabbath. Then men from the tribes of Naphtali, Asher, and both parts of Manasseh were called out, and they pursed the Midianites.

Gideon sent messengers through all the hill country of Ephraim to say, "Come down and fight the Midianites. Hold the Jordan River and the streams as far as Bethbarah, to keep the Midianites from crossing them." The men of Ephraim were called together, and they held the Jordan River and the stream as far as Bethbarah, They captured the two Midianite chiefs, Oreb and Zeeb; they killed Oreb at Oreb Rock, and Zeeb at the Winepress of Zeeb. They continued to pursue the Midianites and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was now east of the Jordan. -- Judges, Chapter 7.

Note that 300 men were not all that was required for the victory, but all that was required to BEGIN the victory process. I was reminded of Gideon when the hour hand of my watch at Horse Pens 40 yesterday pointed to noon and there were darn few folks there.

This photo from afterward does not show everyone who was there but certainly most of them.

I could have been discouraged, but I was not. Everyone who was supposed to be there, was there, I figured. For every hundred persons who found a reason not to be there, there was one whom God found a way to guide there. One impressive young man came from Panama City FL. A couple from Georgia who had intended to go to the one in Atlanta and were running late, realized that they could pick up an hour crossing the time line into the Central Zone, so they came to ours. A couple of guys from Alabama Open Carry got there late because they had to wait until one of them got off work. Everyone contributed something in the discussions before and after the speeches (there were only two, Alvie's and mine).

As I talked after the speeches to the sole reporter who showed up -- from Reuters -- conversations were going on all around me, people were exchanging views, linking up, making plans. It was generally agreed that this would be just the first of quarterly Alabama RTC's.

One topic of discussion was what we need to demand of the new Alabama Legislature next year -- things like Vermont Carry, Castle Doctrine extended to vehicles, an Alabama Firearm Freedom Act. We also talked about armed civil disobedience strategies and tactics. The AOC guys have already been doing some of that. We need to have more, but part of a carefully targeted strategy aimed at pushing the legislative process forward.

So take a look at that photo again. You may still see weakness. I see strength.


PS One final note. The Schultz family who live at HP40 were outstanding in their logistical support of the rally. Everyone who came said that they would return with their families another day, so beautiful and impressive was the venue. No one who paid the $5.00 per day user fee griped about it afterward. There were hundreds of rock climbers there -- most of them hoplophobes -- and yet we had no trouble whatsoever. And I must say, the cheeseburger I had there at the restaurant was the best cheeseburger I ever ate. (Don't tell Rosey.)

Alvie D. Zane's speech at Horse Pens 40 RTC Rally.

Better than mine.

Taken to task for "encouraging homophobia," let me make plain something I did not say directly but hinted at.

In my post below, "The NRA, the Lairds of Fairfax and the 'Homintern': Wayne and Chris out of the closet? A tidbit of information that could explain much" I apparently offended a number of people who are worried that even mentioning the subject of someone's sexual orientation can be used to discredit the Three Percent and me, not necessarily in that order.

Let me make plain something I did not say directly but hinted at. IF the report about LaPierre and Cox is true, the command decisions made by them on behalf of NRA membership may not only be influenced by the fact that they are wanting to avoid confronting fellow homosexuals, but more likely by the blackmail potential of living in the closet and having a natural fear of being outed.

In the 90s there were rumors that the NRA leadership (again, LaPierre and Cox) were much more amenable to Clinton administration "reasonable regulations" after the IRS took up residence at NRA headquarters during some rough audits. After considerable scrutiny, the IRS just quietly folded its tent and walked away one day without pursuing the matter. It is certain that at the same time LaPierre walked back quickly from his "jack booted thug" period remarks and became the federal gun cop law enforcement officer's best friend. They went from "keep the government thugs away from our doorsteps" to "keep guns out of the hands of criminals (and we don't particularly care how you define that)." They lost any taste for agency oversight and routinely refused to help victims of ATF abuse legally or financially.

Recall, at about the same time the Clintonistas tamed Newt Gingrich, who had exposed himself to blackmail by taking a mistress.

So why do you think that the NRA "Lairds of Fairfax" learned how to love the Clintonista ATF?

THAT is the question that needs answered.


The 2012 presidential election starts on Wednesday.

Having looked at the list of GOP hopefuls, I have decided to tentatively endorse this man:

At least he's not Captain Queeg with the nuclear football like the Mighty Kenyan.

More on the sharp elbows (or is it dragon's teeth?) of Chinese mercantilism.

"The Looming Rare Earths Train Wreck."

Juan Williams, call your office.

I'm sure NPR will fire Nina Totenberg over this.

The NRA, the Lairds of Fairfax and the "Homintern": Wayne and Chris out of the closet? A tidbit of information that could explain much.

The Lairds of Fairfax: Wayne and Chris.

”All the ‘artists’ with a capital A, the parlor pinks, and the soprano voiced men are banded together…I am afraid they are a sabotage front for Uncle Joe Stalin." --Harry S. Truman 1946

"Give 'em Hell Harry" was talking about something that homosexuals themselves had dubbed the "Homintern."

"The word 'Homintern', which I coined in 1939, is attributed to Auden, who used it in an article in the Parisian Review about 1941, and has passed into the language. A takeoff on Comintern (Communist International), it was meant to convey the idea of a global homosexual community." –Harold Norse

The term is still used today in approving fashion by homosexuals, witness this site.

"Anthony Powell suggested that his friend Jocelyn Brooke invented the term that Harold Nurse tells us Auden stole from him. Whoever invented it provided us with a splendid word to explain the social and cultural power of homosexuality." –Patrick Higgins

Now that we have that established, a word before plunging into the depths. I am a Christian. I am commanded to love the sinner and hate the sin, and yes, I think homosexuality is a sin. I have been acquainted many homosexuals over the years, some in close association in a work setting. Virtually all were very unhappy people, but some I would have trusted my life with. There are Threepers who are homosexuals. In the history of freedom fighters, some of the most effective were homosexual. There was a French resistance homosexual who seduced Wehrmacht, SS and Gestapo officers, gathered intelligence from them and then slit their throats -- many, many throats. I use him as the archetype for a similar character in a chapter of Resolved, the Absolved sequel.

That said, I have also noticed over the years that homosexuals (in settings other than war), being a despised minority, watch out for each other, even if they themselves despise the individual they are protecting. This is hardly restricted to homosexuals, it is a human trait -- think cops or Masons.

Now, here is why I told you all that to lay the groundwork for:

In a comment to Eric Erickson's article in July, "NRA Now Leans Toward Endorsing Harry Reid," commenter carlosperdue wrote:

The Homintern

Of course the NRA protects Kagan. She’s part of the Homintern. Prominent members include: Larry Craig, David Brock, Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox, Mike Huffington, Emmett Tyrrell, David McGreevey etc.

Later, he explained in greater detail:

The HomIntern, Pt 2

carlosperdue Saturday, October 16th at 10:48PM EDT (link)

“Of course the NRA protects Kagan. She’s part of the Homintern. Prominent members include: Larry Craig, David Brock, Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox, Mike [& Ariana] Huffington, Emmett Tyrrell, David McGreevey etc.”

Forgot to include Lindsey Graham (and many more). Graham’s the RINO Queen of SC who drooled over Kagan in the hearings. No wonder LaPierre made sure Kagan was confirmed and put Larry Craig back on the NRA board.

This is interesting, from a lefty website:

“Subject: Wayne LaPierre

I don’t care where a person’s compass may point them. But, it does bother me when someone is a hypocrite in the political arena…Wayne Lapierre is endorsing Jerry Kilgore for governor of Virginia in media ads saying Kilgore stands for the same family values that Wayne had as a child growing up in Roanoke.

Well, while Wayne Lapierre was in high school in Roanoke (Patrick Henry High class of ‘67) he was my brother’s lover. Their affair lasted past graduation and on during the anti Vietnam war protest marches they attended in 1969. Not only is Wayne Lapierre gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but he protested the Vietnam war. Now he’s touting his high ground morality and family values. That I have a problem with. -Archie in Roanoke”

Pretty specific. Is there anything to this? If only some patriot with money would put a PI on the case. It’s a pinko website, but they probably have a natural edge in knowing who’s gay…

Also interesting:
Confessions of a [Homosexual] Hit Man for the Right
David Brock, whose article sparked Paula Jones’ suit, has second thoughts.
By Lars-Erik Nelson

“[Brock] retaliates by charging that there is a “secret society” of homosexuals in high-level posts at the Republican National Committee and on the staffs of conservative congressmen and think tanks.”

I.e., the “Republican” HomIntern caucus. David Brock is the American Spectator’s homosexual former “investigative journalist” who protected Wayne LaPierre by doing a hit piece on the board faction that was trying to wrestle the NRA back from the beltway vampires who have now taken over. Brock was later fired for being too nice to Hillary Clinton in one of his books. Angry over being fired, he outs the existence of a secret “Republican” homosexual society in an Esquire magazine interview.

Anyone see a pattern?

Now I'm not calling, as is carlosperdue, for anyone to put a bug in Wayne's bedroom, or for a PI to crawl gay bars with Chris. But I do think that, if true, this explains much of their decision-making at the helm of the NRA on certain issues and when dealing with certain people.

Hey, I never met the guys. Maybe Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell can comment. He knows them both personally.

General Sebastian Snowflake, Homintern stooge? "Hey! Just because 'LaPierre' means 'the peter' in French, well, that doesn't mean anything does it? . . . I mean, well, you know, I always thought he was my best buddy. I've got a picture with his arm around me. Just because I always parrot everything he says, no matter how ridiculous. . . Do you really think he's gay? . . . Hold me, Bitter!"

"I won't hold you Sebastian, but I'll hold Bitter for you. And I want to thank you for all those kind words when everyone was saying bad things about me during my confirmation."

"Verrry interesting."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My speech at Horse Pens 40. "Deal with it."

Turn out light. Had a couple speeches and turned the rally into a teach-in so to speak. Good time had by all, I think. Here's the speech. Video later this week. Alvie D. Zane's speech better than mine.


Speech, Chandler Mountain, Alabama, 30 October 2010.

It is hard to believe, standing as we are here, in such a beautiful and historic place on such a brilliant fall afternoon, that anything could be wrong with our country.

Chandler Mountain is a rarity among geologic formations, it is a “free standing mountain.” Punched up as if by God’s fist from below, it contains some of the oldest rock in Alabama. The isolation of Chandler Mountain from the valley below has protected many endangered species that are no longer found lower down.

It is then appropriate that we meet here today, for as free-standing and free-thinking citizens who insist upon being free; who insist upon their natural, God-given and inalienable rights to life, liberty and property; who insist that rights unexercised are rights you do not have; who refuse to tolerate any longer the long train of abuses and usurpations of those rights by a government seeking to find its inner tyrant . . .

We stand here defiant to the appetites of that government -- a government that has grown so far from what the Founders intended -- a government which the Founders themselves would have long ago grown impatient with and overthrown -- we stand here defiant -- as Chandler Mountain stands defiant to the valley below -- and insist we are here, we are free, and we intend to stay that way.

And to those who do not like that. To those more servile persons who are made uncomfortable by that. To those whose appetites for our property, our liberty and our lives are thereby frustrated and curbed, we stand as citizens, arms close to hand, calmly, confidently, ready for a handshake or a fight -- to those people who complain, to those people who threaten us, we say, as they say in the hills of north Alabama, “Now ain’t that too damn bad. Deal with it.”

Deal with it.

For we are free men and women, we are at liberty -- given free will by God Himself -- and we insist upon that liberty, yes, but we are also are willing to “undertake the fatigues of supporting it” as one of the Founders put it. We are willing to accept the responsibilities and duties that go with being a citizen and are unwilling to assign them to any third party, for we know, as the Founders knew, that you cannot trust any other entity to secure your property, your liberty or your lives -- and those of your countrymen -- and you sure as HELL cannot trust any government made by man to do so.

One of the principal reasons we are in the mess we are today it that there are too few citizens and too many serfs -- people who have surrendered their inheritance for a mess of pottage, or, in modern terms, some government USDA cheese.

Americans who understand and accept that title, citizen, as you do here today, are members of an elite fraternity, perhaps the highest order of human association yet invented.

Many talk about “heroes” today, assigning the name to athletes, or someone who discovers a cure for some disease. Such people may be worthy of note, but they are NOT heroes. A hero is someone who throws himself on a grenade to save his buddy in the foxhole with him. A hero is someone who suicidal stands up in the middle of enfilade fire and takes on a bunker that is killing his fellow soldiers or Marines in order to save their lives at the expense of his. That is a hero.

That is a hero.

And yet a hero is just a citizen who has taken his duty seriously and moved with it to a higher plane.

As for myself, I am no hero. But I’d like to think that someday my tombstone might read. “Here lies Mike Vanderboegh, citizen.”

That would be sufficient. It would be the highest compliment anyone could pay me.

Of course my wife Rosey will probably have something else engraved underneath it, something like “He was not proficient in the diplomatic art.” Or maybe, if she‘s feeling less charitable, “He had a life-long tendency to piss people off.”

But I would be willing to accept that home-spun truth about me, for it beats the more likely alternative -- an unmarked ditch filled with bodies of other citizens -- with some lime thrown over us.

I am sorry my friends to speak of such things today, here in this beautiful place on this beautiful day. But the fact is that I must speak of them. Like everyone, I have hopes that the election on Tuesday may be the first step in the reversal of the long march of the collectivists to destroy the Founders Republic.

I have hopes.

We ALL have hopes.

But being an historian, I know that’s not the way to bet.

Especially given that the Democrat party seems intent on stealing an election they’re afraid of losing honestly. I won’t waste time with the headlines -- there’s a new one every day. Selwin Duke’s article on American Thinker entitled "The Democrats' Final Recourse: Massive Vote Fraud," lays out the indictment pretty clearly and observes that, first and foremost:

“If you're an average bright-eyed conservative and you really want to understand leftists, begin by viewing them as aliens. Because they really aren't like you, and the difference isn't simply ideology, either.”

He’s right.

Remember folks, I am an ex-collectivist. As a revolutionary communist in the 70s I was taught how to lie, taught in fact how to think in such a way that truth was subject to Marxist dialectic and thus any lie was in fact "objective truth."

The ends justify the means, there is no higher power which they are subject to except the dialectic, and every one else is either an “enemy of the people” or a “useful idiot.”

Believe me as an "ex-alien" escaped from the Borg, these peoples' thought processes are alien to common sense folks like y’all. I don’t include me in that category because if I had any common sense I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing --

At least that’s Rosey’s opinion.

Duke concludes:

And the truth is that in this election, as in every one, some races will be close enough so that vote fraud can be a factor. So how should we proceed once results are in? First, conservatives need an attitude adjustment: They have to understand the nature of their enemy (as outlined above) and become warriors. We mustn't for a moment entertain the notion that the best thing for the nation after a suspicious loss is to concede the race graciously. Rather, the best thing for the nation is to oust the alien vote-snatchers from power by any moral means necessary.

Second, we must recognize that razor-close races almost always go Democrat for a reason (think Al Franken in Minnesota) and view every such loss as a probable vote-fraud scenario. Then we must analyze exit polling -- which has become a very precise science -- for discrepancies between its findings and election results. And when they are found, the matter must be sifted to the very bottom.

Alien vote-snatchers are worse than murderers. They not only steal votes, but also our future; they undermine the rule of law and threaten the republic itself. In a saner time, they would probably be hanged. And if it becomes apparent that the government -- the Eric Holder DOJ, judges, and others -- has become so corrupt that it will preserve its power by negating the votes of the people, then we should consider our Founding Fathers' words: "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it."

First, let me repeat what Duke said above:

“(T)he best thing for the nation is to oust the alien vote-snatchers from power by any moral means necessary.”

Now, let me be a bit plainer.

We don't have the death penalty in this country for simple thievery, except in the case of federal elections. Election thievery strikes at the heart of Republic, tattered and battered old girl that she already is. Election thievery is TREASON. So yes, the penalty for simple election thievery IS the death penalty.

The fact that law isn't on the books yet does not overturn the fact that under the Law of Unintended Consequences it DOES exist and it is in full force. How do I know?

Try it and find out.

I say to all the Democrats across the country-- all the corrupt political machines who are now engaged in it, or plan to engage in it this coming week -- try it and find out.

Try it and find out.

For when federal elections are stolen -- when democracy turns to tyranny -- when the entire basis of a free society becomes a corrupt joke -- well, just remember that the citizen with a rifle can still vote.

He. Can. Still. VOTE.

And he can do it a considerable distance from the polling place.

And there are millions of such citizens.


Deal with it, you collectivist election thieves.

Deal with it.

For we are DONE backing up.


Even if we must fight.

Even if we must fight.

And I am afraid that we will be made to fight by people -- grasping, tyrannical people -- who, because they are not Americans themselves, at least not Americans the Founders would have recognized -- because they are not Americans themselves they do not understand that because we ARE Americans, because we remember who we are and where we came from, that we will fight to refuse their “humane” offer -- their “privilege” -- of becoming involuntary European Marxists. They offer, they threaten, to enslave our children and their children after them and we refuse, even though it might mean our deaths. Even though it might mean their deaths.

For would-be tyrants should always remember that if the Constitution and the rule of law no longer protects us -- the people -- then it doesn’t protect them either.

Deal with it.

Deal with it.

We refuse.

If I may paraphrase Michael Collins,

For we have a weapon more powerful than any in all the arsenals in all the world and that weapon is our refusal. Our refusal to bow to any order but our own -- any institution but our own.

We refuse to bow to their tin-pot secular gods.

We refuse to accept any more infringements on our lives, our liberty and our property.

And with our refusal must also come our insistence.

We must insist that the gradual infringements of these things tolerated by our fathers, our grandfathers, and yes, even ourselves, cease. We insist that they cease and desist. And not only do we insist that they cease, but we insist that they be rolled back to the original meaning of the Founders.

We must insist.

We must refuse.

And it is they who must deal with it.

Deal with it, Nancy Pelosi. Deal with it, Barack Obama. Deal with it, “dude.”

Deal with it GOP compromisers.

Where the Tea Party says “let us be free, please,” we say

“We are already free and you have no power over us that we do allow you to wield -- we are already free, leave us alone, or else.”

Deal with it.

So here we stand today, free citizens on our free-standing mountain in North Alabama, and we say to those who seek to take our liberty, to destroy our children‘s futures, to enslave us in some collectivist tyranny encased in a velvet nanny state
glove --

We refuse.

We insist.

Deal with it.


"The real gun lobby."

David Codrea interviews Larry Pratt.

See you at Horse Pens 40 (and a last-minute request).

Remember to transport your firearms according to Alabama law (in the trunk unless you have a CC permit) and find the check-in table for the rally when you arrive.

We may have a last-minute glitch with the digital video camera and tripod for the speeches. Can some Threeper bring a back-up just in case?



Directions from the HP40 website:

Short and Sweet:

Take I-20 or I-59 to US 231. Go north until you see the Horse Pens 40 signs. (From I-20: 22 miles or so north.) (From I-59: 3 miles or so north.) Drive slowly and carefully and follow the signs. We're on top of the mountain on the right. Turn on in and be sure to stop at the country store and sign in. We look forward to seeing you soon up on the mountain!

For RV's, Buses, Trailers, and Large Vehicles:
( And all other's who want to take

Take I-59 to exit 174, then exit and go north on Steele Station Rd. Go to US11 and take a left (south). In about 1/4 of a mile, (go slow) you will come to a 'Horse Pens 40' sign (watch for it!) at County Rd. 42 (Chandler Mountain Rd). Take a right onto Co. Rd. 42 and go to the top of the mountain. County Rd. 42 will turn left at Roger's Store at the top of the mountain. (There is a 'Horse Pens 40 sign there). Turn left onto Co. Rd. 42 and follow it around for 3 miles or so and you will see our split rail fence and large gate on the left. Turn on in and be sure to stop at the Country Store to sign in. We look forward to seeing you soon up on the mountain!

From Birmingham and Points West:
From Chattanooga and Points North and East:

Take I-59 to exit 166 (Ashville), exit and turn onto US231 north. (There are 'Horse Pens 40' signs on the Interstate). Go 3 miles or so and you will see the 'Horse Pens 40' signs on US231. Turn right onto County Rd. 35. Go a mile or so and look for the 'Horse Pens 40' sign. (Go slow and watch for it!) Turn right here onto County Rd. 42 and go to the top of the mountain (Be careful! Steep road, sharp turns). Look for our split rail fence and large gate on the right. Turn on in and be sure to sign in at the Country Store. We look forward to seeing you soon up on the mountain!

From Atlanta and Points East:

Take I-20 west to exit 158A (Ashville) and merge onto US231 north. Continue north on US231 for about 20 scenic miles and you will reach the town square of historic Ashville, AL. After giving the statue of the Confederate soldier a respectful salute, go to the right all the way around the courthouse square and continue north on US231 for about 4 miles or so and you will see the 'Horse Pens 40' signs. Turn right here onto County Rd. 35 and go about 2 miles or so. Turn right onto County Rd. 42 (Hyatt Gap Rd.)at the 'Horse Pens 40' sign (Go slow and watch for it!), and go up to the top of the mountain (Be careful. Steep road, sharp turns.) and you will see our split rail fence and large gate on the right at the top of the mountain. Turn on in and be sure to stop at the country store and sign in. We look forward to seeing you soon up on the mountain!

"Psikhushka." Psychiatric manual labels free thinkers, non conformers as mentally ill.

In the Soviet Union, psychiatry was used for punitive purposes. Psychiatric hospitals were used by the authorities as prisons in order to isolate hundreds or thousands of political prisoners from the rest of society, discredit their ideas, and break them physically and mentally; as such they are considered a form of torture. This method was also employed against religious prisoners, including especially well-educated atheists who converted to a religion; in such cases their religious faith was determined to be a form of mental illness that needed to be cured.

Psikhushka (Russian: психушка) is a Russian colloquialism for psychiatric hospital. It has been occasionally used in English since the dissident movement in the Soviet Union became known in the West. -- Wikipedia, Punitive psychiatry in the Soviet Union.

Coming soon to a gulag near you: "Oppositional defiant disorder."

Well, people have always said I was "ODD." I just didn't know what they meant until now. ;-)

(A tip of the boonie hat to Mike McNulty for forwarding the above link.)


"The Ruckus" and endeavoring to persevere.


Much has been discussed at WRSA and The Cliffs of Insanity recently about one Mr. Kerodin and his plan here and here, to confront LEOs in their police stations by marching with rifles slung within 72 hours of "SHTF," as he puts it. Mr. Kerodin believes that such a tactic could accomplish restoration of the Republic without violence.

Uh, huh.

Just exactly how Mr. Kerodin would accomplish this coordinated coup de main in the streets all across the vast nation is a bit hazy, given that it has proven difficult to motivate individuals to do much lesser actions such as put up stickers, deface socialist propaganda signs and break windows, a tactic which Mr. Kerodin merely notes with a polite sneer.

Mr. Kerodin's opinion of me, from the right side of his blog:

Get your head on straight, Patriot! Following the counsel of idiots and hollow heroes regarding SHTF circumstances will get you dead...and if you can't tell the difference between serious men and hot-air machines, you're already half way to a mass grave. Growling on blogs about how you will not yield one more inch, or one more of your gun rights, then letting LEO have your pistol during a traffic stop makes you a pathetic joke, not a Leader worthy of serious consideration. Hyperbolic proclamations about what you will do to any Alphabet Agency team making a dynamic entry to your home is hardly helpful to the Patriot cause.

Man up and think for yourself, or you are wasting perfectly good air, and feeding those who depend on your intellect and common sense false hope.

Oh, my, now I am an oxygen thief. No doubt "Little Jimmy" Vann and Rachel Madcow would concur, so this, my latest critic, is in good company.

What can one reply to such force of logic? No doubt it comes from Mr. Kerodin's long experience in leading men and women in the real world in what he calls "the Patriot cause." (Although in my ignorance I must confess I had never heard of him prior to this.)

Mr. Kerodin, it seems, would like my job. Shall I let him have it? Because right now, just right now at two-thirty in the morning trying to finish my speech for the rally, I am bone-weary of all of this shit. Bone. Weary.

But, no, I rather think that I, the "idiot," the "hollow hero," and the "hot-air machine," shall just keep on keeping on, as "pathetic" as that seems to Mr. Kerodin. I shall, in the words of Chief Dan George in The Outlaw Josie Wales, "endeavor to persevere."



"Neither Predator nor Prey."

From Pete at WRSA.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Be sure and read Kurt Hofmann's series on the citizen disarmament shills at CSGV.

There is one aspect of CSGV's philosophy, though, that I now realize I had completely misunderstood. The strongest reason for their aversion to gun rights isn't "gun violence," or the supposed threat of "right wing terrorism" (although they exploit both of those to the maximum extent possible)--it's that they believe that a strong-willed, vigilant citizenry, prepared to say "No!" to government excess, and equipped to back that denial up, is right now impeding the "progressive" agenda.

Part One.
Part Two.
Part Three.

Steaming in circles. Barack seems to be channeling Captain Queeg. Is Obama losing his thread? Because that isn't what George Soros thought he bought.

A tip of the boonie hat to Pete at WRSA for this lovely Obama update.

Ok then, can I ask you your predictions for the November election, now that we are just days away? How bad do you think it’s going to be for the Democrats?

I have been given access to a significant amount of internals all across the country. Senate, House, and governor races, and…well, it is going to be a very tough night for the Democratic Party. It is as bad as I and some others feared it would be for us a couple months ago. Nothing has improved - maybe a few races here and there have tightened, but overall, it’s looking very bad for us. Actually worse than the national polling data currently suggests even.

So how many seats do you see Democrats losing in the House?

At least 50 – possibly a bit more. It will be worse than what we saw in 1994, and I was around for that ass-kicking.

How about the Senate?

That one is just a bit tougher to call. I think the Republicans right now have a 50/50 chance of taking a very slim majority. But at the very least, they are going to gain seven seats, which will basically shut down any sure-thing Democratic Party agenda in the Senate. We don’t fear that as much as what is going on with the House. It is going to be very difficult working with the House – the Republicans are taking on an increasingly aggressive tone heading into the election, and I think in 2011, they are going to putting on an all out offensive against the Obama agenda.

As a Democrat, do you see that as a bad thing?

Not necessarily, but at the same time, I don’t wish to see the political extremes swing back the other way. (Smiles) Then again, maybe I do, because if that happens, the Republicans could be right back on their ass in 2012 – IF the Democrats can get their -expletive- together, which at this point, I am not too hopeful of.

So who do you place the most blame for the Democratic Party’s troubles today?

President Obama and his administration -without a doubt. The Obama White House has been a political train wreck from day one, and it isn’t getting any better at the moment. You already know my feelings on that.

Previously you stated that Obama could be re-elected in 2012, and that if he improved himself on the job – that if he took a more active and responsible role as President, that you would support him. Do you still feel that way?

Is that what I said? (shakes head) Well…(pauses) Ok, I’ll just come out and say what is already underway, and to hell with the possible consequences to me. I will not support Barack Obama in 2012. That possibility has left the table for me. Based on what I know, what I have been told, what I have seen in recent weeks…no, I cannot support the President for a second term. My concern for the party, for the country…my conscience does not allow me that option any longer. Obama is not fit to be president. He simply does not possess the inclinations necessary to lead the country. And I don’t like saying that. I helped the man get elected. I was in the trenches day after day from city to city helping things get done in 2008…I take no pleasure in saying I was a part of that. And I take no pleasure in saying Obama should not be re-elected in 2012.

That is a very strong statement – anything recent that causes you to now say you will not support Obama in 2012? (Long pause – question is repeated)

There is much I have been told, some I know, some more that will probably develop in the coming weeks and months. But you want specifics, right? I understand that…I’ll give you an example of why President Obama is not right for America. He sure as hell has not been right for the party. Not long ago, the president took a meeting. He’s late, which apparently is becoming more and more common with him. The meeting was almost cancelled. In strolls the president, joking with an aide. He plops down on a sofa, leans over and claps another guy on the back asking how he’s been. Apologizes for being late, says he was “held up”. He laughs some more. The meeting begins. After just ten minutes, during which time the president appears to almost totally withdraw into himself, an aide walks in and whispers something to the president, who then nods and quickly stands up, shakes a few hands and tells another aide to update him later on the rest of the meeting. As the president is walking out he is laughing at something yet again. He asked no questions of those at the meeting – not one. He left after just ten minutes, coming in laughing and leaving laughing. His behavior during that brief time he was there was described as “borderline manic”.

Ok, you have already stated previously that the president doesn’t show much interest in the day to day business of being president – why is this example so bad, or different?

Care to know what that particular meeting was about on that day?


Afghanistan. That meeting was an update on Afghanistan, and the President of the United States, the Commander in Chief, could give a -expletive-.

Were you actually there to witness this?

No, I was long gone from the White House by then. It was told to me though by someone who was. They were there. First hand. They were also left to apologize to the ones left in the room after the president left. Some of these were military. They were not happy. No…that is not accurate. They were pissed. They didn’t say much at the time, but word got back. They were in shock at the president’s behavior. The country had just lost a number of soldiers the week prior, the public opinion on the war was falling…and the president didn’t seem to care. He arrives late, leaves early, appears to emotionally shut down during the actual discussion, and to then start laughing once again as he is leaving…how does someone reconcile with that kind of behavior? I can’t. It turns my stomach. I didn’t want to believe what I was being told, but I had seen similar kinds of behavior from the president myself, and I can’t dispute the credibility of the source. They have no reason to lie.

From Chucky Schumer's lips to God's ears.

David Codrea asks the question: "Is anti-gun Chuck Schumer poised to become Senate Majority Leader?"

When he looks in the mirror, I'm sure Chucky assures himself that he is. There are folks that such a prospect might frighten. Not me. In fact, I would be happy if that potential turn of events goes from his lips to God's ears.

Indeed, I would be as happy as a pig in excrement after a big meal of fodder from the Unintended Consequences Feed Store.

Follow my logic: We know from experience that Senator Jeff Sessions, who is poised to become the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is at best half-hearted on the subject of ATF oversight and constitutional government. In this he is no different than most of the old RINO bulls in the Senate.

Ole Jeff is like the old mule who the farmer had to hit in the head with a two by four every time he wanted to plow, just to get the critter's attention. Putting Jeff in as second fiddle might help him concentrate his mind on earning that slot in two years. Remember a minority member can ask embarrassing questions of a witness under oath just like a majority member can and we'll certainly have the House majority necessary to chart the investigations over on the other side of the Capitol.

Second, Chucky as Majority Leader would help concentrate the minds of the credulous and half-hearted on our side. With him in charge, the gun issue comes roaring back with an undeniably more left wing body of congressional Democrats.

Third, with Chucky in as Majority Leader, we have a better chance of getting an anti-firearm Supreme to tilt the balance. This would be outstanding. Does anyone here seriously think that with the Constitution and the rule of law being in the debilitated shape that they are that we're going to be able to roll back a century of infringements by mere political actions, elections, etc., WITHOUT a fight? Do you really think that immoral collectivists are going to give up meekly, curb their appetites for your life, liberty and property, and go home, take out their tyranny dentures and drink constitutional Ensure? As an ex-communist who knows the way they think, I can tell you that they certainly will not.

Given that, a re-ruling on Heller would get some of the Fudds into our trenches where they belong. We can use all the help we can get.

Chucky Schumer as Majority Leader? I LOVE it!~!~!

"Remember, boys and girls of the Obama Jugend, you don't have to be anti-Semitic to act like a Nazi. Heil Schumer!"

"When elections are stolen . . . citizens with rifles still get to vote." Final Press Release, Restore the Constitution Rally, Horse Pens 40.


Feel free to forward this to whomever you think might benefit from it.



Press Release
29 October 2010

Mike Vanderboegh, long-time constitutional militia advocate and founder of the Three Percent movement, will speak on the subject of the unintended consequences of election fraud in a speech at the armed Restore the Constitution rally at Horse Pens 40 park, just off Interstate 59 in northeast St. Clair County Alabama on Saturday, 30 October, from 12 Noon to 4 PM.

Amid a growing number of credible reports of election fraud from all across the country, Vanderboegh will observe, among other things:

"You know, we don't have the death penalty in this country for simple thievery, except in the case of federal elections. That law isn't on the books. Yet. But it does exist. How do I know? Try it and find out."


"When elections are stolen -- when democracy turns to tyranny -- citizens with rifles still get to vote."

Vanderboegh will also quote with approval these words from Selwyn Duke, writing at American Thinker in an article entitled "The Democrats' Final Recourse: Massive Vote Fraud":

"(V)ote-snatchers are worse than murderers. They not only steal votes, but also our future; they undermine the rule of law and threaten the republic itself. In a saner time, they would probably be hanged. And if it becomes apparent that the government -- the Eric Holder DOJ, judges, and others -- has become so corrupt that it will preserve its power by negating the votes of the people, then we should consider our Founding Fathers' words: 'whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.'"

Vanderboegh's Three Percent movement was denounced by former President Bill Clinton in a speech given at the Center for American Progress on April 19 this year. He is also notorious for having issued the call to break the windows of local Democrat party headquarters in advance of the passage of the "Obamacare" Law -- a call which was answered by vandalism at offices from New York to Alaska.

The overall purpose of this rally is to remind everyone that:

1. a right which is not regularly exercised is a right denied, and,

2. that it is past time for the Constitution and the rule of law first crafted by the Founders, securing our God-given and inalienable rights to liberty and property be restored. In fact, we insist upon it.

More details are available by responding to Mike Vanderboegh at

Restore the Constitution website:
Horse Pens 40 website:
Mike Vanderboegh's Three Percenter website:
Selwyn Duke's article on voter fraud:

"Alien vote-snatchers are worse than murderers. . . In a saner time, they would probably be hanged."

Election Thievery Redress Tool.

You know, we don't have the death penalty in this country for simple thievery, except in the case of federal elections. That law isn't on the books. Yet. But it does exist. How do I know? Try it and find out. -- Mike Vanderboegh.

My thanks to Pete at WRSA for drawing my attention to this piece on election thievery at American Thinker by Selwyn Duke -- "The Democrats' Final Recourse: Massive Vote Fraud."

Duke makes several salient observations about this. The first and most important one is this:

Most of all, though, we have to remember that leftists are, well, leftists. They are simply much more corrupt than those on the right. I know this sounds like blind partisanship, so I'll explain.

I'll introduce this with a point once made by former military-intelligence man Ralph Peters about how you could understand the Taliban: You have to view them as aliens. His point was that most people have trouble conceiving of mindsets radically different from their own and, consequently, often mistakenly assume that others operate by the same principles they do. Even liberals recognize this phenomenon -- when they warn of "ethnocentrism." I, however, am more concerned about conservocentrism.

If you're an average bright-eyed conservative and you really want to understand leftists, begin by viewing them as aliens. Because they really aren't like you, and the difference isn't simply ideology, either. They truly are far more dishonest, deceitful, and manipulative than conservatives.

In explaining why this is so, I'll again draw an analogy to Islamists. Many have pointed out that Western and Islamic thought dictate very different things with respect to honesty. While the West's formative religion, Christianity, teaches that lying is a sin, period, Islam states that lying to an infidel for the glory of Allah is a good. In other words, Christians can lie, but they must commit what they consider a sin to do so. Muslims can do so with what they view as divine approval.

Another difference is that Islamic thought includes a concept known as "dual truth," which basically states, writes American Thinker's Patrick Poole, "that what may be true in the realm of religion may be contrary to what is true in nature." Thus, even if an action is forbidden in Islamic texts, Muslims may be able to take it in the "real world." It's always convenient when you have more than one "truth" with which to justify behavior.

This brings us to liberals. Like Islamists, they have more than one "truth" from which to choose, something they readily admit to with pronouncements such as "that is your truth; someone else's might be different." To be precise, however, they use the word "truth" loosely, as a synonym for taste, and don't actually believe in Truth, properly defined (i.e., divinely ordained morality). They are moral relativists.

What does this mean? It means the sky -- or perhaps I should say the netherworld -- is the limit for behavior restrictions. Unlike Islamists, liberals don't have to find their justifications in medieval texts or complex philosophical contortions, as their credo is simple: "If it feels good, do it." Without belief in anything that transcends man to use as a yardstick for behavior, they ultimately have nothing left to use but the "god within," which is just a gussied-up name for emotion. And their emotion-driven ends really do justify their means. If they feel that conservatives are "evil," conservatives must be. And if they feel that any tactic necessary to vanquish that evil is fair game, it must be. Understand that beneath the light of their deified feelings, lying, cheating or stealing to win elections is not merely justifiable -- it is a "good," and one they do with the only approval they need: self-approval. They are aliens from a planet much like the Hell described by the Devil in an old comic strip (in The New Yorker, I think) when he said, "There's no right or wrong down here. It's whatever works for you." It is a place where there is a wall of separation between man and Truth. . .

Remember folks, I am an ex-collectivist. As a revolutionary communist in the 70s I was taught how to lie, taught in fact how think in such a way that truth was subject to Marxist dialectic and thus any lie was in fact "objective truth." Believe me as an "ex-alien" escaped from the Borg, these folks' thought processes are alien to the "Country Class" like us.

Duke concludes:

And the truth is that in this election, as in every one, some races will be close enough so that vote fraud can be a factor. So how should we proceed once results are in? First, conservatives need an attitude adjustment: They have to understand the nature of their enemy (as outlined above) and become warriors. We mustn't for a moment entertain the notion that the best thing for the nation after a suspicious loss is to concede the race graciously. Rather, the best thing for the nation is to oust the alien vote-snatchers from power by any moral means necessary.

Second, we must recognize that razor-close races almost always go Democrat for a reason (think Al Franken in Minnesota) and view every such loss as a probable vote-fraud scenario. Then we must analyze exit polling -- which has become a very precise science -- for discrepancies between its findings and election results. And when they are found, the matter must be sifted to the very bottom.

Alien vote-snatchers are worse than murderers. They not only steal votes, but also our future; they undermine the rule of law and threaten the republic itself. In a saner time, they would probably be hanged. And if it becomes apparent that the government -- the Eric Holder DOJ, judges, and others -- has become so corrupt that it will preserve its power by negating the votes of the people, then we should consider our Founding Fathers' words: "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it."

Or as Alvie D. Zane says is the "Nominee for Best Comment Ever""

In reference to the 6 votes 1 man story in New York, New York. . .

"If they get 6 rounds of 1 vote each, can I have 1 vote of 30 rounds?" -radiowave

D Minus One -- Horse Pens 40 RTC Update.

As has been pointed out by several Threepers who will be attending, we have been having trouble getting the word out through state and local media who have ignored the press releases largely because of the demands of the larger story of the election. They view us, perhaps rightly, as a campfire set up in the middle of a forest fire that is the fight for the Alabama state house and governor's mansion.

Others who know about it and would otherwise participate, including the Libertarians, are fighting the various electoral campaigns on this last "surge" weekend before Tuesday and will not be there. This has also has had an effect on the speaker's list, which at the moment is short.

One more press effort goes out this morning, but I rather think that absent heroic individual efforts, our turnout will be small (less than a hundred). That is not to say that the press won't cover it, but any publicity would be after the fact.

Rest assured, we WILL have the rally. The day will be crisp but beautiful, especially up on Chandler Mountain. We will have speeches, and even if we have no media coverage whatsoever, we'll just cut the "public" part a little short and adjourn to an improvised but private liberty workshop. Among the topics I would like to discuss is what we are going to demand of the new Alabama legislature and senate when both houses change (as seems likely) to GOP control for the first time since Reconstruction -- Vermont carry, an Alabama Firearms Freedom Act, reform and re-invigoration of the Alabama State Defense Force, etc.

And of course I will be available for any and all questions afterward. We may in fact get more accomplished with a smaller crowd than a larger one.

This will also give those of you who bring family members a chance to explore the natural wonders of Horse Pens 40 and Chandler Mountain. We will make the day worth your time and money in any case.

I apologize (in advance of knowing just how inadequate they will prove to be) for my own failures to successfully get the word out. If you can, please take today and get the word out on the 'Net out in any gun forums (ARFcom, etc.) or local political discussion venues ( you can.

This may be on private property -- because of an onerous Alabama law that should be overturned next year -- but it will be the first armed political rally in Alabama in modern memory. It will not be the last.

Thanks in advance for your efforts. I look forward to seeing y'all there.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

My latest letter to the Kansas City Sneeze (KCTEW) fusion center.

-----Original Message-----
From: georgemason1776
To: kctew
Cc: jthomas
Sent: Thu, Oct 28, 2010 10:58 pm
Subject: Are you lying out of both sides of your fusion center mouth, or just have an inability to "man up," as Sharron Angle would say?

CPT Bob Kolenda
Director, Kansas City Terrorism Early Warning Group (KCTEW)
C/O Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105

CPT Kolenda,

A week ago I made you an offer that I would have thought was a no-brainer.

I would be happy to venture out amongst the clueless heathen in our newly-federalized system of political police spying (aka "fusion centers" and "joint task forces") and give an in-service to KCTEW or any other law enforcement group who would like a direct briefing on the constitutional militia movement and the Three Percent concept straight, as they say, "from the horse's mouth.".

My only conditions are that

a. at such briefings my presentation would be video taped by my assistant so that a permanent record of the presentation, your questions and my responses would be available for public consumption afterward on the Internet (of course I'm certain that any shyness of the audience could be accommodated by seating them behind the camera), and,

b. that I pay all my expenses under the time-validated principle that you cannot take the King's shilling and not be the King's man.

Thus, what I offer to you is entirely free to you and your agency.

Of course the SPLC would never submit their lies to such a public airing subject to later fact-checking, and they certainly would never do it at no cost to your agency. The word "poverty" in their name makes it an oxymoron.

Besides sticking my thumb in SPLC's deserving eye, such a presentation would more fully inform your future ability to separate fact from lie which is certainly a positive result tending to make any potential conflict based on misapprehension less likely.

That is what "intelligence gathering" is all about, is it not?

I await your response with great interest.

Of course as you know I'm still waiting.

This is odd because you told Kansas City Star reporter Judy Thomas that you were "willing to talk to me" on this issue.

Now, are you lying out of both sides of your fusion center mouth, or do you just have an inability to "man up," as Sharron Angle would say? Or is it that your federal bosses disapprove?

If I'm reading this situation incorrectly, feel free to set me straight.

I still await your response -- ANY response -- with great interest.

Mike Vanderboegh
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters.
PO Box 926
Pinson, AL 35126*

*(But you knew that already, didn't you?)

Kipling might want to revise that bit about "never the twain shall meet."

OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!
-- Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), The Ballad of East and West

Looks like East beats West -- and on the West's turf as well.

Living in their heads rent free, with all utilities paid up to date, it seems..

Maybe they should read this book.

My thanks to Aaron Zelman for forwarding this screed from the El Guapo of citizen disarmament, Josh Horwitz, a man who Aaron calls a "bagel-brained Jew." Horwitz claims I'm in league with the moron who took the bait and stomped the provocateur outside the Kentucky senatorial debate.

I am also reliably informed that I was denounced by a Democrat operative on the Larry King Live show tonight for being a "GOP hypocrite."

My Halloween Valentine to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Darrel Issa, soon to be Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

What's that smell? I think every senior executive in the Chief Counsel's Office just crapped in their underwear.

When does the Great Recession turn into the Greater Depression?

From Global Guerrillas, two links:

"Consumer Contraction Now Exceeds the Great Recession."

Run Turkey, Run.

We are, as even some Fed Governors now publically admit, in a “liquidity trap,” where interest rates or trillions in QEII asset purchases may not stimulate borrowing or lending because consumer demand is just not there. Escaping from a liquidity trap may be impossible, much like light trapped in a black hole.

Discovery of "The Liberal Gene." Can Dr. Mengele be far behind?

Depends upon how you define "liberal" doesn't it?

Dr. Mengele, call your office.

What's next? "It's not their fault that they are a collectivist tyrant, they were born that way."

"Scarier than Stephen King."

A tip of the boonie to Irregular Chris for this link.

Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff says U.S. government debt is not $13.5-trillion (U.S.), which is 60 per cent of current gross domestic product, as global investors and American taxpayers think, but rather 14-fold higher: $200-trillion – 840 per cent of current GDP. “Let’s get real,” Prof. Kotlikoff says. “The U.S. is bankrupt.”

Request for We Are Everywhere sticker Avery template.

Just received an email from Spencer in New Hampshire. It says, in part:

I am a follower of your blog and I was wondering if you could email me the template for the avery labels. I know this was started last April, but better late than never I guess. I hope to put some in the area around the capital building of my state this weekend.

Somehow, I have lost this file in my database and I sure don't have time to look for it at the moment. I seem to recall that someone posted a copy publicly where anyone could download it. Can anyone who knows the address please post it here?



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Details on Horse Pens 40 RTC.

Sorry, but it took me until today to get the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office to talk to me. After a conference with CPT Billy J. Murray & LT Freddie Turrentine I don't think we'll have any trouble at all.

Horse Pens 40 is private property, hence the Alabama public gathering law does not apply. Also, any counter-demonstrators will be asked to leave the rally area. If they do not, or if they misbehave, they will be ejected from the park. The Sheriff's Department will be on call to enforce this if necessary.

A stern warning from me regarding carriage of arms to and from the park: Recent experience has shown that the ATF has the ability to suborn local and state police agencies in Alabama to do their bidding. Thus, although I'm certain that Sheriff Terry Surles would not set up roadblocks to search for arms being transported contrary to law, I cannot be so certain about other agencies.

Thus, ALL ARMS, pistols or long guns, that are transported to the park (unless covered by an Alabama or other valid pistol permit recognized in Alabama) must be secured in the trunk of your car. Yes this is a PITA. It is also prudent given the situation we find ourselves in today.

Entrance to the park will require the payment of a $5.00 per person day use fee (excepting children). As I explained before, the incredible thing is that any monies over and above park expenses are plowed back into the Chandler Mountain and surrounding communities. For example, if you buy a $5.00 bundle of firewood to use at your campsite, $3.00 of it goes into a rescue horse program they run at HP40. (They currently have two rescue horses up there.) HP40 provides money to do an elderly visitation program, supports the local volunteer fire department and other community activities.

Thus, no one will be profiting from this event. If anyone has trouble rounding up the $5.00 -- and I know how tight things are these days -- please see me privately and I will take care of it.

ROE for arms at the rally will be as previous RTC's. That is, pistols holstered (loaded) and long guns (unloaded, and without magazines) slung over your back, chamber flagged, muzzle down. This is not a gun show. Anyone displaying a weapon out of holster or unslung and not demonstrating safe procedure will be asked to leave. No exceptions.

There will be a check-in table, where volunteer marshals (volunteers contact me by e-mail before Friday night) will go over the ROE and give out improvised chamber flags.

I will arrive early (the rally is from 1200 to 1600 HRS) and I encourage others to do so, for it will you a chance to roam around Horse Pens 40.

The Schultz family lives at the park and treats it as their home. We will be welcome visitors. The history, geology and botany of HP40 is just amazing. I have no doubt that if you come there to the RTC rally, you will bring your family back again and again.



Does this include the dead guys who voted?

“Knocking off a bank or an armoured truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style.” -- Sir James Manson, The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth.

Oh well, it IS Chicago.

You know, we don't have the death penalty in this country for simple thievery, except in the case of federal elections. That law isn't on the books. Yet. But it does exist. How do I know? Try it and find out. -- Mike Vanderboegh.

Armed Restore the Constitution Rallies around the country.

Be there, or be square.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Missed Anniversary: "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. . ."

Yesterday was the anniversary of Agincourt.

They went to vote for Sharron Angle and Harry Reid's name was already checked.

Fluke or election stealing?

And here's another "isolated incident" from NC.

Washington Post's boo-hooing over ATF's "limitations" forced on it by the "gun lobby." My email in reply.

The Washington Post weeps "ATF's oversight limited in face of gun lobby." In a story by Sari Horwitz and James V. Grimaldi and starring all the usual federal guncop suspects familiar to Sipsey Street readers including "Waco Jim" Cavanaugh, the Post anguishes over their "lack of resources" and other terrible ordeals forced upon these tax-paid bureaucrats.

I could critique this, but I'm sure other bloggers such as David Codrea will do a better job at that. Here, however, is my reply email to the authors of this tearjerker.

-----Original Message-----
From: georgemason1776
To: horwitzs ; grimaldij
Sent: Tue, Oct 26, 2010 11:44 am
Subject: Are you intellectually honest enough to critically examine HOW the ATF does its business?

Because if you are, you might want to examine:

* The David Olofson case. -- A malfunctioning semi-auto rifle became the basis of a "machinegun transfer charge" even after the ATF's own experts initially found it was simply a malfunctioning semi-auto. The rifle was returned to the testers with the order to find differently. Olofson, a Wisconsin Army reservist and firearms instructor with a wife and kids was sent to federal prison. He is now out and available for interview.

* The lack of published standardized testing procedures and deliberately vague rule making. This is done deliberately so the ATF has the option of testifying both ways in a case depending up which is more advantageous to them.

* The joke that is the National Firearms Registry. People have been sent to federal prison based on ATF testimony that the weapon in question wasn't on the NFRTR and therefore illegal when the ATF is painfully aware that the not only is the NFRTR full of holes, but THEY ADD FIREARMS TO IT REGULARLY, even though there have been no machine guns imported or manufactured since 1986. This travesty was exposed in the recent Freisen case, and when that threatened to upset the ATF regulatory applecart, the feds folded and allowed Friesen to plead guilty to a paperwork violation with a fine of $25 after spending more than a million dollars to prosecute him. How's that for a waste of precious taxpayer dollars? I can put you in touch with experts who can rip the lying facade off this ATF scandal, if you are looking for the truth and not merely acting out an agenda.

* The "Economic Waco" that the ATF has waged for years on Georgia firearms designer Len Savage, as "payback" for his expert testimony on behalf of ATF victims such as Olofson and Friesen. Millions more have been wasted on their jihad against Len. I am told by my own sources within the Justice Department that there is a back story on that as well about an unlawful ex parte communication with a federal judge which is a scandal in itself.

* As part of the Savage persecution, ATF' wasted millions of dollars of resources searching for R.A. Bear, a man alleged by a highly placed ATF confidential informant (who used his position with friendly agents to get away with his own crimes) to be an "associate" of Len's. ATF agents searched nationwide for R.A. Bear, demanded to know about him from defense witnesses under discovery in the Savage case, only to find after years of search that "R.A. Bear" was the name of the stuffed toy bear belonging to the daughter of one of Len's friends who was being pressured for information on Savage by the confidential informant. Want to have some fun? Get in front of any of your ATF sources you used on that story and ask them about R.A. Bear and watch the blood drain out of their face.

* The existence of a website run by dissident ATF agents who have been victimized by their own agency, Some of their stories of betrayal by ATF senior executives, especially the Chief Counsel's Office, should curl your hair if you have any.

* The inside story behind the granting of permission by the State Department, then denial, of the importation of Korean War surplus arms from South Korea. An ATF mid-level supervisor was ordered to produce a report to deny the deal. He has now come clean. Senator Jeff Sessions office is now interested in his case. It is my belief that the recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "ATF Reform" was canceled out of fear that questions would be asked UNDER OATH of ATF command leadership about this and other misdeeds of the ATF Chief Counsels' Office.

Which begs the original question: Are you intellectually honest enough to critically examine HOW the ATF does its business? Or are you just a couple of agenda-driven hacks?

Mike Vanderboegh
Pinson, AL

Monday, October 25, 2010

Janet the Second issues "warning" on "domestic terrorists" but who is it really she is talking about?

Napolitano Issues Blunt Comments on Domestic Terror Threat.

Read this:

ABC News' Jason Ryan reports:

Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Florida today Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano provided a more stark assessment of the domestic threat to the United States and the emergence of homegrown terrorism domestically.

Although Napolitano has been discussing the issue of homegrown terrorism more frequently over the past several months her remarks today were blunt: “We’re operating under the premise that individuals prepared to carry out terrorist acts are in the country, and may carry out these acts of violence with little or no warning,” Napolitano said before the police group.

One month ago Napolitano had painted a similar picture before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee when she testified about the rise in homegrown terrorism threats. At the September 22, hearing Napolitano said, “A new and changing facet of the terrorist threat comes from home-grown terrorists. And by which I mean, U.S. persons who are radicalized here and receive terrorist training either here or elsewhere, and bring knowledge of the United States and the West to terrorist organizations. A clear trend in recent attacks has been the role of English language and online propaganda from operatives like al-Awlaki, a United States citizen, based in Yemen.”

In her speech today before the police group the DHS Secretary again stated the concern of individuals that may be radicalized and recruited to support terrorist activities or undertake attacks here in the US, but cited the concern that many of these individuals may not be known to the US Intelligence Community or law enforcement, “More and more, we’re seeing the increased role of Westerners, including U.S. citizens, engaged in terrorist training, planning, and attempted attacks …and many of these individuals are unknown to the Intelligence Community and unknown to Federal authorities. And that means traditional Intelligence Community efforts and travel analysis may not be enough to identify domestically-inspired terrorist planning and attacks.”

Napolitano cited a recent push to involve the public and raise awareness among the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity with the, “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to have people notify law enforcement if they view something that seems suspicious. In an effort to try and get more information to state and local police officers Napolitano also said that DHS would be expanding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting system to push new information about trends and items of interest to law enforcement agencies across the country.

They had a Homeland Security "anti-terror" drill in Memphis last week and the "bad guys" were "Sovereign Citizens" who had detonated a massive IED on the second floor of a public building. Which is just about as ridiculous a scenario as I can think of. Back in the 90s we derisively referred to such folks as "writ writers" and they couldn't organize their way out of a paper bag.

So when Janet talks about "domestic terrorists" she may be using Jihadi examples but she's thinking about "right wing extremists." You know, like you and me.

Praxis: Shock & water proof wind up watch.

One type of equipment I have put back is the Vietnam-era US Army-issue watch. As a matter of fact I have a half dozen new ones that I picked up at a gun show for $5.00 each back in the 90s. They are shock-resistant, waterproof, stem wound. Not the most accurate timepieces, but they are impervious to EMP and do not require batteries.

On operations, synchronizing your watch with others is important because every watch is different. So if you find one for sale at a reasonable price, snap it up. If the price is really right, get one for your buddy.

Anecdote from the 82nd Airborne. A trooper told me that in his squad, not everyone had a watch so when it came to night OP duty, one watch would be passed from soldier to soldier. If a paratrooper was lazy, he would reset the watch forward and hand it over. There were a number of goldbricks in the platoon and sometimes the watch would be off by as much as three hours by dawn. So don't trust someone else's watch.