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  • Minuteman Project to return to the Border

    07/10/2014 10:38:45 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 13 replies
    Minuteman Project ^ | July 10, 2014 | Minuteman Project staff
    (Posted to FreeRepublic.com with the consent of Jim Gilchrist) A Special Announcement from Jim Gilchrist, President of the Minuteman Project The Minuteman Project’s “Operation Normandy” has been launched as of 1200 hours today (Monday, July 7). This event will dwarf the original Minuteman Project of 2005. I expect at least 3,500 non-militia volunteers to participate, plus uncounted groups of militias from all over the country. If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be. However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • Murrieta after action report and videos. [FReepathon, Murrieta special edition]

    07/09/2014 1:21:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 250 replies
    Click here to pledge your support via secure server ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jim Robinson, reporting from the belly of the beast
    I don't know who shot this video, but blueplum posted a link to it last night: You tube video of Murrieta skirmish line This took place after the main action and after the street was reopened. We drove the freepermobile up to the top of the hill and staked out a position on the high ground directly across the street from the Murrieta Border Patrol Station. We had decided to wait awhile and see if they tried to sneak a bus in after the crowds dispersed. At first, our van was the only vehicle there and there were only two...
  • Civilian Militias Needed to Secure the Border? (Video: FReeper Syncro Interviewed on Greta)

    07/08/2014 8:17:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Greta Van Susteren
    Members of Free Republic to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out National Guard and Texas militia units to defend the border. (Video of 3:19 interview which lead On the Record last night at the source)
  • Woo hoo!! Our 3rd quarter FReepathon is well underway!! [Murrieta edition]

    07/07/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 145 replies
    Howdy everyone!! Reporting in LIVE from Murrieta, CA where we'll soon be joining the patriot protests against Obama's criminal human trafficking operation!! Reports and photos to follow. Woo hoo!! Meanwhile, our 3rd quarter fundraiser continues!! It'd be great if we could do it quicker, but 1% a day will keep the 404 away. Please keep those donations coming in, folks, so we can keep FR alive and on the air! FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people like you who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party, no advertisers, no sugar daddies,...
  • SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

    07/06/2014 9:55:49 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 427 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don't get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes...
  • Flood of illegal aliens invading from Mexico and Central America with Obama's blessing

    07/05/2014 2:41:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 93 replies
    July 5, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Our usurping president is willfully neglecting to enforce the law and even more frightening, he's forcefully forbidding our law enforcement agencies from enforcing the law and rather is enforcing his own "dream act" that he proposed to the congress and congress rejected. President Obama is in fact legislating and enforcing his own law. This cannot be allowed to stand! Our borders are being swamped and overrun by any illegal alien, drug runner, disease carrier, criminal or terrorist that wishes to enter the country. Our nation is being flooded by this illegal alien invasion. And Obama is making it happen. This...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 318 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • Immigration Crisis: Official: ‘A Tsunami of People Crossing the Border

    07/03/2014 6:04:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The mass migration of illegal immigrants into the United States is like a “hurricane that won’t stop,” according to sources inside an organization contracted to run refugee camps for the Department of Health and Human Services. “It’s a tsunami of people and I don’t know what we can do to make it stop,” the source inside BCFS, previously known as Baptist Child & Family Services told me. BCFS is responsible for refugee camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Fort Sill in Oklahoma. My BCFS source said they’ve been told by the federal government to keep...
  • RICK PERRY: TERRORISTS, GANGSTERS LOOKING TO EXPLOIT BORDER CRISIS

    07/03/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry warned members of Congress Thursday that transnational gangsters and terrorists are looking to exploit the border crisis, which he said endangers the nation's security. At a House Homeland Security Field Hearing at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, Perry said gangsters and terrorists can easily take advantage of the crisis at the border that has "strained the Border Patrol," which Perry said already has "insufficient" resources. He said because the Border Patrol now has to focus on the overflow of illegal immigrant children instead of on their "primary task," the border is "less secure than...
  • RICK PERRY: FLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS 'NOT GOING TO STOP'

    07/03/2014 4:38:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas--On Thursday Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke at a House Homeland Security Committee field hearing near the Texas-Mexico border, where lawmakers discussed the thousands of illegal immigrants entering the country each day. Perry wasted no time stressing that the migrants--many of whom are minors--must be sent back to their home countries as soon as possible. "Nobody is doing any of these children the slightest favor by delaying a rapid return to their countries of origin, which in many cases is not Mexico," the governor said. "Allowing them to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to...
  • INGRAHAM: TIME FOR MASS DEPORTATIONS "BY THE THOUSANDS," END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIPS

    07/03/2014 3:25:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 3, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On Wednesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” conservative talker Laura Ingraham made a bold call on how to confront problem of immigration in the United States, in particular regarding the flow of illegal aliens through the U.S. southern border.
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 187 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • THAD COCHRAN'S SENATE ENABLERS (SCF)

    07/03/2014 11:49:48 AM PDT · by Hostage · 30 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund Website ^ | July 3, 2014 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Here is the complete list of Republican senators who contributed to Cochran's campaign as well as to his super PAC. Please contact these senators and tell them to stop funding candidates who run on liberal issues and use race-baiting tactics to get Democrats to hijack Republican elections. GOP Senate Contributions to Cochran Senator — Amount Given — Phone Number Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — $60,000 — (202) 224-2541 Rob Portman (R-OH) — $40,000 — (202) 224-3353 Bob Corker (R-TN) — $30,000 — (202) 224-3344 Roger Wicker (R-MS) — $17,000 — (202) 224-6253 John Barrasso (R-WY) — $15,000 — (202) 224-6441 Roy...
  • Help Chris McDaniel Investigate Election Fraud

    06/30/2014 6:43:02 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 16 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 6/30/2014 | Erick Erickson
    I hope you might consider donating to Chris McDaniel to help his campaign investigate the possibility that the election was stolen. There appear to be documented irregularities of, for example, Democrats who voted in the Democratic primary voting in the Republican runoff. That’s against the rules. Photographic evidence of the ballot books suggest it happened. We need to help Chris. We know the GOP Establishment pushed Democrats to vote. It was an open primary and they were allowed to. But Democrats who voted in their own Democratic primary cannot vote in the Republican runoff. We need to help Chris investigate...
  • After Action Hillary protest/Freep report

    06/29/2014 1:20:39 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 35 replies
    6/29/2014 | Me
    It was nice to get back into the groove of Freeping today as about 4 dozen Freepers/Tea Partiers got together to tell hillary what we think of her during a book signing in her "hometown" of Chappaqua. A large crowd was expected- boy were they wrong. Yesterday my nephew, who works at a well known bakery a quarter-mile from the Chappaqua Library where the signing was held, informed me dozens of businesses in the area, including the one where he works, were warned of large crowds on Sunday due to the event. Here are the highlights:
  • CALL TO ACTION! All GOP/Conservative Mississippi Voters, Your help Is Needed on Friday!!

    06/26/2014 6:39:49 PM PDT · by Syncro · 113 replies
    newsninja2012 ^ | June 26, 2014 | Wayne Dupree
    CALL TO ACTION! All GOP/Conservative Mississippi Voters, Your help Is Needed on Friday!! Wayne Dupree on June 26, 2014 at 6:01 PM IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!! All Conservative/Republican GOP voters in every Mississippi county, visit your county courthouse tomorrow and ask for copies of voter rolls from the Democrat/GOP run-off election.After you have done this, Contact Melanie Sojourner – melanie@mcdaniel2014.com Jay Craig – Jwcraig2@yahoo.comPic from the site, may be from Wash Post so only linking it...
  • Welcome to Troopathon 2014, TODAY, June 25, at the Reagan Library

    06/24/2014 2:13:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Troopathon.org ^ | June 24, 2014
    America’s best and brightest – our troops – are still in harm’s way! Don’t let them face the enemy alone! We began Troopathon in 2008 with a mission of sending care packages to troops serving overseas in the War on Terror. With over 38,000 troops still in Afghanistan, there remains a huge need for support. The Troopathon brings together celebrities, actors, musicians, professional athletes, elected officials and military veterans to participate in an 8-hour fundraiser event to benefit deployed troops. Our broadcasts have featured pro-troop celebrities like Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin,...
  • ***ACTION ALERT*** All Texas & National Militia Available Please Converge Immediately Status GO

    06/18/2014 8:24:50 PM PDT · by texas_mrs · 116 replies
    FaceBook ^ | 6/18/14 | Ginger Russell
    ***ACTION ALERT*** All Texas & National Militia Available Please Converge Immediately Status GO: Mission close down Laredo Crossing for starters ((All need to be closed)) Operation complete when border fence is in place and secure Name: Love's #298 Love's Travel Stop 28527 Interstate 35, Encinal, TX 78019 (956) 948-7044 Location: I 35 & Hwy 44, Encinal, TX Distance from Encino: 93.7 miles Contact numbers: for location and or pick up 580 889 1036 423 333 8872 Militia ***ACTION ALERT*** All Texas & National Militia Available Please Converge Immediately Status GO: Mission close down Laredo Crossing for starters ((All need to...
  • BREAKING: Texas-Led Border Security Surge 'Imminent'

    06/18/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 362 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 18, 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—State Representative Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) told Breitbart Texas she spoke with Governor Rick Perry’s (R-TX) Office and they confirmed the surge to deal with the Texas border crisis is about to begin. Details are not available at this time, but Riddle said, “It is going to happen.” Riddle spoke with Governor Perry’s office about the issue and was assured it “is going to be coming soon.” She said Governor Perry’s office is working very closely with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s office along with the office of House Speaker Joe Straus. “They are gathering together everything they need to begin...
  • URGENT: Thad Cochran is trying to steal this election! [Runoff voting 6-24]

    06/18/2014 8:11:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 143 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 18, 2014 | Sal Russo
    <p>URGENT: Thad Cochran is trying to steal this election!</p> <p>This is an urgent call to action.</p> <p>I wish it wasn't true, but it looks like Senator Thad Cochran supporters are trying to steal this election. The Clarion-Ledger is reporting that a POWERFUL DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE inside Mississippi has been hired to go into Democratic communities and get those residents to vote for Cochran. We cannot let this blatant effort to steal the election go unanswered!</p>
  • Impeach Obama NOW Protest Impeach Obama Protest gaining support in Anaheim, California...(VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 1:07:35 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 18 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 17 2014 | Justin Koski
    During a commencement speech at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), a protesters organized in an attempt to impeach President Obama. It took place at the intersection in front of Angel stadium. The 100+ protesters met plenty of support from random passerby as they were leaving the stadium. 8000 students were graduating and, including their families, about 60,000 attendees witnessed the protest firsthand.
  • BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced [June 20-22] (Dead heat, see # 16)

    06/16/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 15, 2014 | Staff
      BREAKING: Elect Chris McDaniel Tour Announced Dear Patriots, Thanks to the generous contributions of our Tea Party supporters, we were able to reach our first fundraising goal- thank you so much! We are excited to announce our Elect Chris McDaniel Bus Tour and wanted to share it with our loyal supporters first. We will be holding four major rallies the weekend before the June 24th run-off election in key media markets and counties that are strategically necessary for McDaniel to win. For complete tour details click HERE.  If you reside in Mississippi or a neighboring state, we hope to...
  • Texans Petition Perry For Special Session On Border Crisis

    06/16/2014 12:49:25 PM PDT · by skeeter · 100 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Rob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—Activist Texans are petitioning Texas Governor Rick Perry to call a special session of the Legislature to deal with the growing crisis on the Texas border with Mexico. The petition asks Gov. Perry to bring the Texas Legislature back into a forth special session to “develop and fund a border and port security plan utilizing state and local law enforcement.”...
  • FReep the Atheist Pro-abortion FaceBook accts attacking Jesus Christ, Mary, Christianity...

    06/14/2014 11:38:50 PM PDT · by narses · 103 replies
    “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted.” email ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2014 | "Robert Ritchie - America Needs Fatima"
    <p>Remove "Virgin Mary Should've Aborted"</p> <p>WARNING! Be aware…this is deeply disturbing.</p> <p>The Blessed Virgin Mary is under a brutal attack on Facebook!</p> <p>And because I know that you dearly love Our Lady and the Mother of Jesus, I believe that you will help us put a stop to this terrible sacrilege.</p>
  • IMPEACH OBAMA PROTEST UC IRVINE, CA, JUNE 14

    06/12/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT · by CaptainPatriot · 38 replies
    Coalition To Impeach Obama Now ^ | 6/21/14 | Coalition To Impeach Obama Now
    A protest for Obama’s impeachment and conviction has been scheduled for the intersection in front of Angel stadium in Anaheim. Hundreds of protesters are expected to participate. News of the protest is being widely spread via various blogs, e-mail lists and FaceBook pages by local patriot groups in Southern California. Though it is primarily an Impeach-Obama event, protesters of all issues are welcome. Come out and get literally in his face. Let’s make this a breakout protest. ...more here http://ion-us.net/2014/03/23/impeach-obama-protest-planned-for-uc-irvine-graduation/
  • AOSHQDD(Ace of Spaced Decision Desk)Needs YOU-volunteers needed,election night totals. Get involved?

    06/12/2014 6:44:37 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 6/12/2014 | CAC
    Ace of Spades Headquarters Decision Desk (AOSHQDD) is looking for some volunteers to assist with Election Night coverage and aggregation of numbers. snip.. Our goal has been to have a fully functioning alternative for election night results, I have no ties to this website, other than a daily drop in to catch up on news, etc. If there are any FR people who want a way to assist, this might be it. They have been working to be a legitimate alternative to the Lame Stream Media and the AP, who all use the same polling and stats to call races,...
  • Hillary Clinton Book Tour Dates ( Keep for a Freep )

    06/12/2014 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 23 replies
    http://www.simonandschuster.com/ ^ | June 12, 2014 | Simon & Schuster
    Event Name: Location: Time: Philadelphia-Free Library of Philadelphia June 13, 11:30 AM Washington, DC, Talk- Politics & Prose/George Washington University, June 13, 6:00 PM Arlington Book Signing -Costco Pentagon City, June 14, 11:00 AM I
  • D.C. Chapter Alert: Hillary Clinton Book Appearances, Fri and Sat. June 13, 14

    06/08/2014 5:44:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    Sunday, June 8, 2014 | Kristinn
    All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join the members of the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com in a freep of Her Heinous Hillary Rodham Clinton this Saturday morning in Pentagon City. Clinton is scheduled for a book signing appearance for her State Department whitewash memoir at the Costco. We freeped Clinton there on her Living History tour. BufordP is going to anchor this one. When: 9: 00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 Where: on the public sidewalk in front of Costco, 1200 S. Fern St. Pentagon City, Virginia. As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules...
  • California ProLife Council: 2014 Primary Voter Guides (Vote PRO-LIFE today!)

    06/03/2014 5:37:31 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 7 replies
    California ProLife Council ^ | 6/3/14 | California ProLife Council
    Hi all- Here is the web page from the California ProLife Council giving links to their voter guides for each region of the Golden State. Each guide lists candidates, how they responded to a pro-life questionnaire, and if they are "endorsed" candidates. 2014 Primary Regional Voter Guides Central Coast Voter Guide   East Bay Voter Guide   Long Beach/Los Angeles Voter Guide   Orange County Voter Guide   San Diego Voter Guide   San Francisco Voter Guide   San Jose/Santa Cruz Voter Guide   Central Valley Voter Guide   Inland Empire Voter Guide   North Bay Voter Guide Sacramento/Sierra Voter...
  • POLLS: Too Close to Call [It's Now Or Never--This Election Matters]

    06/02/2014 6:00:00 PM PDT · by Syncro · 73 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 2, 2014 | Staff
    POLLS: Too Close to Call With the election TOMORROW, polls are showing the race between conservative Chris McDaniel and establishment entrenched Thad Cochran a virtual dead-heat.   While the Cochran campaign had a slight edge just one week ago, the McDaniel campaign has seen considerable momentum as of of late due to endorsements by major national conservative leaders from across the country such as Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and many more.  The election is TOMMOROW and represents one of the only opportunities for the Tea Party to oust a U.S. Senate Republican establishment career politician in Thad Cochran.  With the...
  • FReepers-Patriots: It’s Time to Put This Baby (FReepathon) to Bed!

    06/02/2014 6:14:14 AM PDT · by musicman · 532 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 06-02-2014 | self
    FReepers-Patriots:It’s Time to Put This Baby (FReepathon) to Bed!
  • Get out the vote in Milpitas!

    05/30/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT · by SFmom · 16 replies
    Be there or be square! I'll be there.
  • Need Help Please for A SOLDIER OF MISFORTUNE: JOSHUA "IKE" EISENHAUER

    05/30/2014 1:32:49 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 22 replies
    Save Our Soldiers ^ | 5/30/2014 | Tired&retired
    I need help for my dear friend Joshua Eisenhauer Here is a video summary: http://youtu.be/Pvr8SBu0dLg Joshua Eisenhauer is a U.S. Army soldier who suffered severe and debilitating wounds while serving in Afghanistan. Joshua now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a direct result of those injuries and his combat experiences in Afghanistan. The PTSD has caused Joshua to have flashbacks on multiple occasions, including the night of January 13, 2012 when members of the Fayetteville, North Carolina Fire Department came to his apartment in response to a small fire in his apartment complex....
  • The Land of the Lost Story [1999] returns! AnnaZ/William Cooper/aliens "conspiracy" ROAD TRIP video

    05/27/2014 3:33:31 AM PDT · by RonDog · 72 replies
    Long-time FReeper AnnaZ (Class of '99)asked me to help promote the "re-launch" of her CLASSIC "conspiracy" video, now known as: "The Land of the Lost Story [1999]" www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9FH0Vrx4o Many FReepers may not have had the opportunity to SEE and BUMP her recent thread about this,which was posted over the Memorial Day weekend, when many of us were away from this forum,so here it is again, with a slightly modified thread title. Please post YOUR thoughts here.
  • Film for Patriots this Memorial Day Weekend (features FR): "The Land of the Lost Story [1999]"

    05/24/2014 6:06:12 AM PDT · by AnnaZ · 104 replies
    From Anna Zetchus Smith, the director of Rebel Evolution, comes 'The Land of the Lost Story', a coast-to-coast trip through conspiracy theories to the people who foster them, and a quest for the truth behind them. Originally shot in 1999 and then lost, it is a story and a message that is perhaps even more relevant today. Includes an exclusive, never-before-seen interview with William Cooper. © 2014 hipsocket productions Cast: Chuck Clark William Cooper George Hiram Derby Christopher Hitchens Alan Keyes Larry Klayman Max Littel Texe Marrs Chuck Missler Amo Bishop Roden Hugh Ross Formerly titled "Tailing the Millennium:...
  • May 10 ride may be much bigger than anticipated ( BLM : Utah )

    04/27/2014 9:03:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | Apr 23, 2014
    What was initially conceived as a ride involving a handful of Blanding residents in Recapture Canyon could grow into a massive statement against the federal government. San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman has called for the May 10 ATV ride on public land in the canyon, located just east of Blanding city limits. Lyman said he has lost patience with the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which “temporarily” closed the area to vehicular traffic in 2007 and has yet to reopen it. Lyman said the ride is to make a statement regarding local jurisdiction. However, because of the timing...
  • Cliven Bundy II? Utah protesters prepare for new face-off with feds

    05/10/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 10, 2014 | By JOHN M. GLIONNA
    This eye-blink of a town in the state’s scenic southeastern corner bills itself as the “Gateway to Adventure.” But this weekend it promises to be more like a launchpad for civil unrest. A band of angry citizens plans to ride all-terrain vehicles onto closed-off, federally managed public land Saturday in protest against the federal Bureau of Land Management, which many say has unfairly closed off a prized area, cheating residents of outdoor recreation. The ride, organized by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, is a gambit to assert county sovereignty over Recapture Canyon, known for its archaeological ruins, that BLM...
  • May Sixth PRIMARY DAY - Reports and etc. LIVE THREAD

    05/06/2014 4:50:59 AM PDT · by struggle · 125 replies
    05/06/2014 | struggle
    I voted at 7:15 and there were already 15 votes. Voted for Brannon in NC. Please use this thread to note activity, etc. for this day of primaries.
  • Report: Nevada would benefit from transfer of federal lands

    04/26/2014 12:44:35 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 25 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU ^ | April 22,2014 | SEAN WHALEY
    A new report analyzing the financial ramifications of a takeover of some of Nevada’s millions of acres of federal lands suggests the state would benefit from such a transfer. A transfer of 4 million acres of U.S. Bureau Land Management land could bring in anywhere from $31 million to $114 million a year, based on a review of four Western states that have significant amounts of trust lands under their control, the report says.
  • A Brief Update on Arizona’s Effort to Pass Article V Legislation.

    04/25/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-25-2014 | Vanity
    Both Article V bills, HB2305 and SCR1016, passed through all committee hurdles, and passed floor votes in the House, the latter doing so twice. But they died an inglorious procedural death in the senate because that chamber’s president, Andy Biggs, exercised his pocket veto power and refused to allow either bill to come to the floor for a final vote, despite considerable pressure brought by sponsors and supporters. Yesterday, the legislature adjourned for the year. So, we lost. Most are quietly licking their wounds, trying to rationalize the irrational. And some are asking some pretty hard questions. Unfortunately, right now,...
  • Tea Party-Backed Curt Clawson Wins in Landside [TPX IX Tour Live Thread]

    04/23/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 23, 2014 | Staff/Syncro
    Tea Party-Backed Curt Clawson Wins in Landside Congratulations! We did it! Thanks to your loyal support, we are celebrating the movement's first victory of 2014 in Florida's 19th Congressional district tonight with Tea Party-supported Curt Clawson. Curt Clawson making his victory speech Tonight, Southwest Florida voted to send a bold Tea Party conservative to D.C. Curt Clawson's unique background as a former CEO of a multi-billion dollar international company will be a powerful addition to Congress. The results tonight were clear, Curt Clawson's Tea Party message of economic growth and fiscal responsibility resonated with the voters of Southwest Florida....
  • Alaska Senate and Florida House Pass Convention of States Application

    04/21/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 73 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jim Kinney
    Momentum for the Convention of States Project has spread from the peach trees of Georgia to the mountains of Alaska to the beaches of Florida. The Alaska Senate passed the Convention of States application (HJR 22) on Saturday by a vote of 12-8, and the Florida House passed the Convention of States application (SM 476) today by a voice vote. Congratulations to our teams in Alaska and Florida! They’ve done a fantastic job and deserve all the credit for this important victory. Thanks to everyone who made a call or wrote an email–your voice was heard, and we’re two steps...
  • Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules

    04/21/2014 9:52:18 AM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 15, 2014 | By Ron Arnold
    Cliven Bundy marched into my life one Friday morning in January 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas. He held up one side of a street-width banner that asked, “Has the West been won or has the fight just begun?” To my great relief, just as Bundy promised, nearly 200 ranchers from all over the state marched behind him, yelling “Property rights!” Nearly a mile later, the marchers fell silent and filed into the courtroom where Wayne Hage of Pine Creek Ranch faced arraignment for the felony of cleaning brush out of his ditches without...
  • MacDonald Family and the US Army at White Sands

    04/21/2014 9:40:09 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 6 replies
    Vanity
    This story of the MacDonald family fight against taking their ranch has similarities to Bundy
  • Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

    04/20/2014 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 19, 2014 | By Liz Fields
    A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where they have been purportedly defending the property since a tense showdown ended with the federal government last week. A 20-year struggle between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over decades of alleged illegal cattle grazing on public land ended last Sunday, with the government backing down from a controversial week-long cattle round-up. The BLM defused the standoff, citing safety concerns for its employees and the protesters, some of whom were on horseback and others...
  • Bundy Ranch Showdown Proves Militias Can Stop Government Excesses

    04/20/2014 2:39:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 54 replies
    JPFO ^ | April 19,2014 | Kurt Hofman
    When gun rights advocates explain that the Second Amendment exists to protect the people's last-ditch means of stopping an out-of-control government, a common reply from those who favor oppressive gun laws is that civilians, with our small arms, would have no chance against a military superpower like the U.S. They tell us that with tanks, stealth bombers, supersonic fighter jets, drones, helicopter gunships, etc., the military would crush any resistance by the people. (Oddly, this argument has apparently not yet convinced the Taliban to quit fighting.)
  • Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover

    04/19/2014 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Kristen Moulton
    It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen...
  • Western state officials: Take control of federal lands within states

    04/19/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 54 replies
    Idaho State Journal ^ | April 19, 2014 | AP
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials from nine Western states say it’s time they take control of federal lands within their borders.</p> <p>The lawmakers and county commissioners met at Utah’s Capitol on Friday to discuss their joint goal of wresting oil-, timber- and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.</p>
  • BLM officials hear pleas to void oil and gas leases [CO]

    04/18/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Aspen daily News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Brent Gardner-Smith
    About 80 people showed up at a meeting in Aspen on Thursday on whether the BLM should void 65 oil and gas leases in the region, including 25 in the Thompson Divide area. Two-thirds of the way through the meeting in the basement of the Pitkin County Library, every person who had spoke urged the 13 BLM officials in attendance to cancel the leases, which were first authorized in a 1993 environmental impact statement. “We’re very much in favor of voiding the leases, specifically within the Thompson Divide area,” said Rob Ittner, the chair of the Pitkin County Board of...
  • Man the phones, send the letters!

    04/18/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT · by RedMDer · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:55:37 PM | Jim Robinson
    Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we will ultimately find that these lawless unconstitutional, un-American, Marxist/fascist policies spring from the very top levels of our national government, and their high crimes and treason are aided and abetted by by many of our corrupt Democrat Senators and congressmen. Perhaps even some of our federal judges. Heads need to roll. Man the phones, send the letters! Racketeering, bribery, corruption, high crimes and treason!! Time to impeach, recall, expel, vote out, remove, indict (on RICO charges, try, convict and incarcerate!!