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BREAKING: RNC Bomb Plot Connected to Texas Gov Mansion Fire?
Lone Star Times ^

Posted on 09/09/2008 11:32:18 AM PDT by mnehring

Local Anarchist Group Has Affinity for Violence

590 am KLBJ reports this afternoon that the Molotov cocktail plot involving two Austin men at last week’s Republican National Convention may be connected to the recent fire at the Texas Governor’s Mansion.

Two members of an Austin based anarchist group called “The Austin Affinity Group” are locked up accused in a plot to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the Republican Convention. Now investigators are trying to determine if the pair are connected to the fire that destroyed the Governors Mansion. News Radio 590-KLBJ’Security Analyst, Fred Burton from Stratfor.com says the “Austin Affinity” may have worked with some other groups.

Stay tuned…. ___________________________________________________

Related story from Lone Star Times

Austinites Attempt to Redefine “Cocktail Hour” at RNC

Some Protests Generate More Heat than Light, But This is Ridiculous

This morning’s Austin American Statesman reports that two fine, young citizens of the Capital City had planned to bring a little more…uh, “excitement” to last week’s Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN than the convention organizers had planned on:

Austinites David McKay, 22, and Bradley Crowder, 23, were arrested last week on charges that they constructed Molotov cocktails to throw at police during the convention in St. Paul.

Nothing like some wood alcohol, glass bottles, and burning wicks to support the free expression of ideas and and show your tolerance for dissenting political views.

Is this tolerant?

But if you happen to get caught just have some community organizer explain it all away…


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austinaffinitygroup; bombplot; brownshirts; lonestartimes; texas

1 posted on 09/09/2008 11:32:18 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

Have David McKay and Bradley Crowder made any campaign donations this season?


2 posted on 09/09/2008 11:33:45 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

I’ll check. Uno momento por favore.
Thank you for holding...


3 posted on 09/09/2008 11:35:16 AM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: mnehrling

I read somewhere today that they think they have this guy on video in the Texas case, running away after throwing a petrol bomb along with a second suspect.

I bet they link the two incidents....


4 posted on 09/09/2008 11:35:31 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: mnehrling

Texans say “the line is moving” in their state. Here’s a chance to see just how fast these two to move to the front.


5 posted on 09/09/2008 11:35:51 AM PDT by paddles
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To: wideawake

Too many David McKay’s to narrow down.
http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/donor_lookup.php?name=mckay,%20d

No Bradley Crowder’s listed.


6 posted on 09/09/2008 11:38:14 AM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: mnehrling

Austin huh? Probably just a couple of “mischievous” college kids.


7 posted on 09/09/2008 11:39:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: Squantos; Travis McGee; Gilbo_3; NFHale

Ping! They’re starting early.


8 posted on 09/09/2008 11:40:23 AM PDT by hiredhand
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To: mnehrling

Too bad. Thanks for looking. They are a bit young to be donating anyway.


9 posted on 09/09/2008 11:41:21 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: hiredhand
They’re starting early.

????

10 posted on 09/09/2008 11:43:17 AM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: wideawake

Toss them is the same prison cell as Eric Rudolf.


11 posted on 09/09/2008 11:46:28 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


12 posted on 09/09/2008 11:46:41 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: hiredhand

“They’re starting early.”

Shoot, Shovel, Shut Up. I’m just sayin’...


13 posted on 09/09/2008 11:47:45 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: wideawake
You'll find this interesting.

Documents from FBI and DOJ on the infiltration of Austin Affinity Group

14 posted on 09/09/2008 11:48:58 AM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: mnehrling; hiredhand
TWEEET...

'false start, #ZERO, offense...5 yd penalty, still 3rd down...'

15 posted on 09/09/2008 11:49:11 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: trumandogz

Toss them in the same prison cell as a 400 pound serial offender nicknamed ‘tinkerbell’.


16 posted on 09/09/2008 11:50:39 AM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: hiredhand
PS...as per yer earlier viper ping...

4th and forever is when the deperation really comes to a head and they go for a 'hail hillary'...lololo [maybe not lolol]...

17 posted on 09/09/2008 11:52:19 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: UCANSEE2

Maybe this is a better hypothesis than the FLDS burning down the mansion: )


18 posted on 09/09/2008 11:52:39 AM PDT by LeGrande
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To: mnehrling

I am sure Tinkerbell would enjoy being in the same cell with these two and the Terrorist Eric Rudolf.


19 posted on 09/09/2008 11:53:03 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Leave these two freedom fighters alone. /sarc


20 posted on 09/09/2008 11:53:44 AM PDT by library user (What say you, Messiah?)
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To: mnehrling

Those right-wing nuts at the RNC are crazy - Nazis all over again! I didn’t read the article - just the headline ;)


21 posted on 09/09/2008 11:56:27 AM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: Gilbo_3

The Molotov throwers are “safe” until a certain subculture in America loses faith in Law Enforcement and our Justice Systems. When that happens, guys like this will just be afraid to be seen committing mischief like this.


22 posted on 09/09/2008 11:59:38 AM PDT by hiredhand
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To: mnehrling

So many architects on the list. This reinforces my opinion of architects.


23 posted on 09/09/2008 12:04:38 PM PDT by steve8714 (Sarah was picked for the base. Period.)
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To: mnehrling

Did you vote in the poll on the right side? Very interesting choices.


24 posted on 09/09/2008 12:05:23 PM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: hiredhand

The Austin Affinity Group....... I shall have to search for this band of idgits in my beloved Texas and cause them grief and mayhem.

Stay safe !


25 posted on 09/09/2008 12:05:38 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: MamaB

bttt


26 posted on 09/09/2008 12:06:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: hiredhand
loses faith in Law Enforcement and our Justice Systems.???

theyre already being allowed to get within tossing distances with unknown substances and gettin off with piddly misdemeanor slaps on the wrist...

in my little drama at home I run far greater risks than these douchebags will until they pull this in a well armed population and then a 'radical ringht wing gun nut' will get jacked up for murder I...

sickening...

27 posted on 09/09/2008 12:06:04 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: MamaB

Yep, LST always has the funniest polls..

Did Sarah Palin’s speech:

* Field dress a donkey? (45%, 104 Votes)
* Do to Barack what Jesse wanted to do? (28%, 64 Votes)
* Kick Barack where Jesse wanted empty space? (27%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 230


28 posted on 09/09/2008 12:06:45 PM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: mnehrling

Since you have that info, did you also read the comments especially the one about driving a Hummer and LMTV?


29 posted on 09/09/2008 12:10:33 PM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: MamaB

Just did.. LOL...


30 posted on 09/09/2008 12:14:53 PM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: Gilbo_3; Squantos
It won't be a well armed population. The popluation can only seem to manage staying slightly ahead of the "curve"...so to speak, much less organizing to the degree which the communists have. I'm referring to a subculture which suffers these people to breathe perfectly good air through restraint only by strength from the Almighty, knowing that His will for them is as for us....even knowing that it's written that a good many of them will be preserved simply for destruction that God will be shown mighty. It's this subculture I'm talking about. If they lose their already strained element of trust with law enforcement, very bad things will start happening to these leftists.
31 posted on 09/09/2008 12:25:12 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: hiredhand

As you said...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2078357/posts


32 posted on 09/09/2008 12:37:40 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: mnehrling

I wish the RNC would stop with the bomb plots. We’re ahead in the polls anyway /headline


33 posted on 09/09/2008 12:51:34 PM PDT by agere_contra (This election is the showdown between the producers and the non-producers in our society.)
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To: mnehrling
Uno momento por favore.

You are such a gringo. :-P

34 posted on 09/09/2008 1:25:33 PM PDT by jmc813 (F the Patriots)
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To: mnehrling
may be connected to the recent fire at the Texas Governor’s Mansion.

Imagine that, Austin reaping what they sow.

35 posted on 09/09/2008 1:26:55 PM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Between the Lines
Imagine that, Austin reaping what they sow.

There is no excuse for that criminal act of destruction of public and historic property. That was a slap in the face of all Texans, and frankly, most of us consider it a domestic terrorist act. That historic site had nothing to do with whomever happens to be governor nor individual laws someone has a beef with.

36 posted on 09/09/2008 1:37:43 PM PDT by mnehring (Mavrick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: mnehrling

During the execution of a search warrant by the St. Paul Police Department at the Dayton Street residence where McKay was arrested, officers seized a variety of items, including gas masks, slingshots, helmets, knee pads and containers of a gasoline and oil mixture.

Under the kitchen sink, officers discovered a two-gallon gasoline container that appeared to be the one purchased by McKay, Crowder and others at the Wal-Mart on Aug. 31. In a common area in the basement of the residence, officers found eight assembled Molotov cocktails.

If convicted, McKay and Crowder each face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. All sentences are determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the St. Paul Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.
–30– FROM the DOJ Press Release.


37 posted on 09/09/2008 1:46:50 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama: Terror Groups have "legitimate claims.")
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To: mnehrling
I wouldn't be surprised if they are part of this group of black flag roaches that tried to provoke us at a counterprotest.


38 posted on 09/09/2008 1:56:38 PM PDT by DrewsDad (PIERCE the EARMARKS)
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To: txflake; basil

ping


39 posted on 09/09/2008 2:36:40 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Sarah Palin is NOT worried about anything being above her pay grade!)
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To: LeGrande

Did you read my hypothesis, at the time?


40 posted on 09/09/2008 11:19:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Calpernia; DAVEY CROCKETT; milford421; LibertyRocks; PGalt

Stratfor.com says the “Austin Affinity” may have worked with some other groups. <<<

Who?

Several links.

Thanks to Calpernia for pinging me.


41 posted on 09/10/2008 6:07:51 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: UCANSEE2
Did you read my hypothesis, at the time?

Yes you were certain that it was the FLDS or some of their supporters. That is why I pinged you : )

42 posted on 09/10/2008 6:30:59 AM PDT by LeGrande
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To: LeGrande

Well, maybe you’d better check back on that.

I said it was more likely to be some kind of anarchists, or nuts, who were motivated by the FLDS raid.

I think the FLDS men were too busy hiding from the Law to worry about using molotov cocktails on the Governor’s mansion.

There were other posters who said they thought it was FLDS men.


43 posted on 09/10/2008 4:27:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: LeGrande

And... Thank You for pinging me.


44 posted on 09/10/2008 4:29:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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