Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,002
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!2

Keyword: banglist

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The "Obama Phone" Lady vs. Angry White Men with Guns

    10/03/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | October 2, 2012
    ..............In the Right-wing's dreamworld, the Obama Phone Lady is a "surplus" person with no place in an Ayn Rand fantasy, what is the Tea Party GOP's dystopian soon-to-be made true reality. Culture is also transmitted through historical memory. The white gun shop owner who believes that Obama is a socialist usurper represents a type ofwhiteness that is not benign. While white folks imagine themselves through the lens of white privilege (where they are kind, innocent, and good). For others, Whiteness (and by implication, white people) has been a harbinger of violence, death, destruction, and exclusion. White men with guns who...
  • Splendid idea: Lehrer lobbied to ask gun control questions

    10/03/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is being lobbied hard to ask questions about gun control and violent crime during Wednesday’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and that just might be a splendid idea with unintended consequences for the president and his anti-rights supporters. That may not play well in Seattle, where the Seattle Times has offered one of the most tepid endorsements ever to grace its editorial page, recommending that voters re-elect the president. The Brady Campaign is trying to add momentum to the effort by publishing a letter from families of Batman massacre victims in Aurora, Colo....
  • Conservative group targets Hispanic voters with new Spanish-language Fast and Furious ads

    10/03/2012 5:22:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The Operation Fast and Furious scandal may hurt President Barack Obama’s re-election chances with Hispanic voters in November, conservative group American Future Fund thinks. On Monday, American Future Fund (AFF) released two new Spanish-language political ads — “Confienza” and “Cuentas” — that the group says will run on television and radio in Albuquerque, N.M.; Raleigh, N.C.; Washington; Las Vegas and Denver. “December 2010,” an anchor reads in the television ad, “U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry is gunned down along the Arizona-Mexico border.” “Under Fast and Furious, President Obama’s Justice Department puts thousands of weapons in the hands of dangerous...
  • Wichita business owner foils robbery attempt(KS)

    10/03/2012 5:14:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Kyle McCaskey
    A robbery attempt went awry when a local business owner pointed a gun at the suspect's head. The owner of Club Billiards was getting out of his truck around 10 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of W. Douglas when a man came up to him. "He had his hands in his pockets. He stated he had a gun and wanted the victim's wallet," said Wichita Police Lieutenant Doug Nolte. "The victim stated that he also had a gun, at which time he produced a handgun and pointed it at the suspect's head."
  • The Smearing of Fast and Furious Whistleblower John Dodson

    10/03/2012 4:57:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    On December 15, 2010, ATF Special Agent John Dodson’s life changed forever when when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in the Arizona desert. At least two of the guns left at the scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Before Terry was killed, hundreds had been killed in Mexico as a result of the program, leaving only blood stained concrete and horror behind. For a year prior to Terry’s murder, Dodson worked as part of ATF Phoenix Gunrunning Group VII, the group assigned to carry out the bulk of Fast and Furious. He was told for months...
  • Romney campaign fundraises off 'Fast and Furious'

    10/02/2012 7:58:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan sent out a fundraising plea to supporters Tuesday saying that donating to the Romney campaign will help ensure that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., whose Justice Department oversaw the botched "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation, will be kicked out of office. The email plea comes a day after Univision reported that guns from the U.S. government operation ended up in the hands of major drug cartel leaders and were used to kill 16 people at a birthday party in Juarez, Mexico.
  • No Coverage at the Wires as Univision Exposes Wider Scope, Sickening Carnage of 'Fast

    10/02/2012 5:40:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    As of 2 PM ET, various searches at the national web site of the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press (on "furious"; on "Univision"), Reuters ("furious"; "fast and furious"; "univision"), and United Press International ("furious"; "Univision") indicate that the three wire services have given no coverage to reports from Univision exposing the wider geographic scope and far more fatal fallout of the deliberately untrackable guns-to-cartels operation known as Fast and Furious. I wonder how the leading U.S. Spanish network's broadcasters and audience feel about getting the same treatment the establishment press gives center-right blogs?
  • American grazed by bullet fleeing from gunmen in Reynosa

    10/02/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/02/12 | Sergio Chapa
    Authorities are investigating an incident where an American citizen was grazed by a bullet while fleeing from gunmen in the outskirts of Reynosa. Pharr police reported that it happened on the Mexican border city's eastside early Sunday morning. Investigators told Action 4 News that a wounded 38-year-old man drove up from Mexico at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge around 8:20 a.m. Sunday. The Pharr man told customs officers that a bullet grazed his head while fleeing from gunmen in his red Ford Ranger pickup truck. It's not clear why the man was in Mexico or what he was doing but he...
  • Buying Ammo at Dick's Sporting Goods

    10/02/2012 12:37:39 PM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Vanity | 10/2/12
    Today I went shopping at BJs and then visited a newly opened Dick's Sporting Goods store in the same mall. Big store, but the shooting cubicle is hidden in the back of the store between fishing stuff and camping equipment. Had to search. They had a fair stock of long guns -- no evil handguns, of course. I asked to see the prices on .22 LR and was pleased to find that they carry the Remington .22 LR copper-covered rounds in the 525 round box for $10.98. The rest of the .22 ammo was expensive, however: 100 rounds for $21.95....
  • Lawmaker's gun room explosion likely 'spontaneous combustion' (ID)

    10/02/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 1 October, 2012 | Andrea lutz
    BURLEY, Idaho -- Fire officials believe it was spontaneous combustion that made a gun room explode at the home of an Idaho state lawmaker last weekend. The blast sent Representative Fred Wood's wife to a burn center in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. Burley Fire Chief Keith Martin believes a gun room below Fred and Amy Wood's house exploded after rags with gun cleaning chemicals on them sat in a garbage bin and slowly produced enough heat to ignite on fire. “He cleaned his guns, and we are thinking maybe the cleaning solvent and the rags that he used...
  • Cartel boss captured with Fast & Furious weapons

    10/02/2012 11:46:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    How high up did the weapons of Operation Fast and Furious go in the cartels? This high: When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows.“According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and...
  • Univision Exposes Barack Hussein's Rising Fast And Furious Body Count

    10/02/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Scandal: A Univision special documents how weapons provided by the administration to Mexican drug cartels repeatedly have taken a deadly toll as families on both sides of the border wait for true answers and accountability. We may never know how many deaths, kidnappings and other criminal activities were facilitated by more than 2,000 weapons that were allowed to "walk" into Mexico under the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program, but a Univision special aired Sunday exposes more of the carnage. The special, put together by Univision's investigative unit and aired as a special edition of Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" ("Here...
  • Massachusetts high court hears Springfield gun case

    10/02/2012 11:22:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 1 October, 2012 | Jack Flynn
    BOSTON – Arguments in the case of a retired Air Force captain from Springfield charged with a gun violation were heard by the state’s highest court Monday. A lawyer for John McGowan of 15 Garland St., argued that his client took all required precautions to store his gun on Oct. 19, 2008 when city police visited his home and charged him with improper storage of a firearm. Judges in the state’s Supreme Judicial Court are expected to render a decision in the coming months. According to court papers, McGowan’s girlfriend took his gun from the nightstand next to his bed...
  • Gun store employee describes shooting ordeal(IN)

    10/02/2012 8:54:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Teresa Mackin
    NDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It was exactly two weeks ago, when police say a customer opened fire inside Don's Guns on the city’s west side, shooting a clerk. That clerk shot back, killing the customer. 42-year-old Ben Chance was that clerk, and spoke with 24-Hour News 8 inside his hospital room in Methodist Hospital.
  • Border agent shot to death near Naco, partner wounded

    10/02/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 2, 2012
    A truck drives on the Mexican-side of the border fence between Naco and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation area in this 2007 file photo. Two agents assigned to the Border Patrol's Naco station were shot Tuesday morning. One agent died. A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded early today in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border. The agents were on duty near Bisbee when the shooting occurred about 2 a.m., according to various wire reports. The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital. He was reportedly shot in the ankle and buttocks, the Associated Press reported....
  • 2 US Border agents shot, 1 killed, near major drug corridor in Arizona (at Brian Terry Station)

    10/02/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT · by sunmars · 55 replies
    <p>The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred about eight miles from the border.</p>
  • Major Incidents Reported for October 01, 2012(Akron, OH carjack attempt)

    10/02/2012 6:14:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 1 October, 2012 | NA
    Aggravated Robbery: Around 11:30pm Saturday night, a 23 year old male was robbed after parking his car in a parking lot in the 800 block of West Market Street. The victim reported he noticed a gold car parked next to his vehicle with two males inside. The males then pulled masks over their faces and approached the victim’s car. One suspect opened the passenger side door of the victim’s car and pointed a gun at him. The victim, a Carry Concealed Permit holder, pulled out his gun and pointed it at the suspect. The suspects ran back to their vehicle...
  • Documentary filmmaker releases Fast and Furious preview

    10/02/2012 5:44:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 October, 2012 | David Codrea
    What started the story to unravel... Credits: © 2012 Fleming Fuller. Used with permission. All rights reserved. A preview for a documentary in the making titled “Fast and Furious: Under the Radar and Above the Law,” has been released, filmmaker Fleming Fuller announced to the Second Amendment Foundation's Gun Rights Policy Conference in Orlando, Fla., Saturday. This development marks progress toward a goal announced almost a year ago by citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars. Included in the preview is a gripping reenactment of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. “A documentary by Fleming Fuller on...
  • A short review of the book Unintended Consequences

    10/02/2012 5:21:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 1 October, 2012 | Thomas The Tinker
    A short review of the book “Unintended Consequences” by John Ross, c/r. 1995 Accurate Press. 861 pages. ( Note: This posting is in no way in fact, inferred, or implied to be a submission in MD’s contest! ) This tome came with a dust cover depicting a swat clad fella man… handeling Lady Liberty… the poor lady was in the midst of a wordrobe malfuncition. Rather tacky dust ‘cover’ on this book. But I would be the last to judge a book by… a tacky dust cover, so I threw it out and took a dive into this one. What...
  • Fast and Furious - Exposed

    10/02/2012 4:45:11 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/02/12 | LD Jackson
    To anyone who has followed the investigation and coverup of Operation Fast and Furious, the revelations provided in the Univision special report comes as no surprise. If you will take the time to click on the post tag, Operation Fast and Furious, you will find I have written about it many times. America's Watchtower has an extensive collection of posts about Fast and Furious. The mainstream media? Not so much. You will find very little they have written or produced about the failed gunrunning operation that the Obama administration would rather not talk about and has went to great lengths...