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  • Jesse Ventura On Sarah Palin’s Comments: “Coming From A Quitter, Do You Really Think I’m Concerned?”

    08/20/2014 7:17:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | August 20, 2014
    Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” former Gov. Jesse Ventura talked to Alan about a variety of topics including what he think about race relations in Ferguson, MO, the militarization of police forces, and some of the tactics used to deal with the protestors in Ferguson. He also spoke at length about the criticisms he received from former Gov. Sarah Palin after his defamation lawsuit involving the family of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and how he felt he was perceived as a “villain” as a result: VENTURA: I see the bottom line of this is racism…We still have a racism...
  • Ventura: Just Because She’s A Widow Doesn’t Mean She Can Profit From Slander

    08/05/2014 7:00:31 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 118 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Pat Kessler
    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura launched Tuesday a public relations campaign to explain why he filed the high-profile defamation suit he won last week. In a wide-ranging interview on WCCO Radio, and in an online video on Ora.tv, Ventura repeatedly said the lawsuit was not about the money; it was about clearing his name. “For me, it was always about the lie,” said Ventura, the former Navy SEAL and professional wrestler, who said he would have settled for an apology if the publishers of “American Sniper” admitted they fabricated a story about him. “All they did was offer money,” he...
  • Oh Mama! Jesse the Baby Ventura

    08/04/2014 7:28:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Jesse “The Body”? Who’s that? I’m a Minnesota girl and I only know Jesse the Baby. In September of 2012, I listened to my home state’s former governor speak at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. I felt embarrassed for my state. Ventura showed up in jeans, a tie-dyed T-shirt and long, straggly gray hair that looked like it hadn’t been combed or washed in days. No, he wasn’t going for “California casual” with jeans in a blazer. On top of his multi-colored t-shirt he donned, not a classy sport coat, but a 90’s-style color-block windbreaker. He was trying and...
  • Joe Soucheray: After trial victory, will Jesse do the right thing?

    08/02/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    PioneerPress ^ | 8/2/14 | Joe Soucheray
    We have been reminded of the one thing we knew with absolute certainty, that Jesse Ventura is a winner. He has been a professional wrestler, a mayor, a radio talk show host, the governor of the state, a television star, a best-selling author and even, for a brief spell, a Harvard professor, although a photo taken at his academic desk showed one Post-it note stuck to a blank computer screen. And now, Jesse Ventura has won again, probably as big a shock as his election win to the state's highest office in November 1998. Jesse Ventura won his defamation case...
  • Sarah Palin Slams 'Jackass' Jesse Ventura for 'Shaking Down' Chris Kyle Widow

    08/02/2014 6:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 2, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hammered Jesse Ventura for winning a $2 million defamation lawsuit this week against Chris Kyle's widow. After Kyle's death, Ventura continued with the lawsuit that stemmed from a passage from Kyle's book in which Kyle claimed he knocked out an unnamed Navy SEAL for trashing the troops. During his book tour, Kyle said that was Ventura. But after Kyle was tragically killed in 2013, many felt that Ventura, who has done a lot to damage his own reputation over the years, should have dropped the lawsuit. "Hey tough guy, Jesse Ventura, your feelings were hurt...
  • The Bitter Taste of Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Kyle

    08/01/2014 4:29:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Mark Davis
    There were two things Jesse Ventura was never supposed to win: the 1998 Minnesota Governor’s race, and his just-ended trial seeking a big payday from a hero’s widow. But he was indeed a one-term Governor of an actual state, and now he has prevailed in another improbable arena— a courtroom where he asserted that one of America’s most admired war heroes lied about him on purpose. The $1.8 million dollar judgment from a ten-person jury voting 8-2 is a direct raid on the family budget of Chris Kyle’s widow Taya and their two children. The first half-million will be covered...
  • Jesse Ventura: Don’t feel sorry for Chris Kyle’s widow, I’m the victim here

    07/30/2014 10:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s former governor, won his lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle on Tuesday. He claimed he was defamed in that book and, while a jury agreed, the vainglorious former wrestler-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-buff has not exactly comported himself in a fashion that elicits much sympathy. After having been awarded nearly $2 million to be paid by the late serviceman’s widow, one might assume that Ventura would simply slip away and enjoy his victory. It seems, however, Ventura’s narcissism prevented him from taking the tasteful approach here. In an appearance on CBS News’ This Morning on...
  • Jury says it can't reach unanimous verdict in Ventura trial

    07/28/2014 11:55:43 AM PDT · by windcliff · 25 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-28-14 | Randy Furst
    The jury in the defamation lawsuit brought by former Gov. Jesse Ventura informed the judge Monday that they can’t reach a verdict, but the judge instructed them to keep trying. “We have not reached a unanimous decision,” the jury wrote in a note to U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, who read it aloud at a noon hearing with the jury and attorneys in the courtroom. “We feel we will not come to a unanimous decision,” the note said. But Kyle told the 10 jurors to “give it one more shot” and asked them to resume deliberations, noting that his instructions...
  • Witness: Ventura Said SEALs Deserved To Lose Men In Iraq

    07/16/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Pat Kessler
    Defense lawyers in the Jesse Ventura defamation case rolled out a parade of witnesses Wednesday claiming Ventura got punched out in a California bar. That’s the claim in the best-selling war memoir “American Sniper” by the deceased author Chris Kyle. It’s about to be made into a movie. But the bar fight is a claim Ventura says never happened. For the last two days, Navy SEALs have claimed in court that they saw one part or another of the bar fight. Ventura, described in the book as “scruff face,” is accused of shooting off his mouth about the war and...
  • SEALs say Jesse Ventura hit the ground in bar incident

    07/15/2014 2:16:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7//15/14 | RANDY FURST
    Tuesday’s witnesses at Jesse Ventura’s defamation trial stitched together a scene a California bar that ended with the former governor lying on his back. The latest witness in the case being heard in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, former SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Paul, said he saw a commotion, then saw Ventura get up from the patio floor and yell that he was going to kill Chris Kyle. Afterward, Paul said, “Chris told me, ‘Jesse was running his mouth and I punched him.’ ”
  • Witness Says She Saw Ventura Get Punched in Bar

    07/14/2014 5:56:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/14/14 | AP
    Laura deShazo of Salt Lake City testified Monday she was at the pub in Coronado California, the night when slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said he punched a man he called "Scruff Face." Kyle later identified the man as Ventura. DeShazo said she was in the bar to attend the wake for a friend of Kyle's. While there, she, her sister and her brother's girlfriend poses for a picture with Ventura.
  • ‘Never forget’: Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin pay tribute to Chris Kyle [pic]

    02/02/2014 1:38:22 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 02/02/2014 | Twitchy staff
    Navy SEAL Chris Kyle died one year ago today. To honor his memory, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lowered state flags to half-staff. Additionally, he tweeted the following picture of Kyle’s grave. Sen. Ted Cruz also tweeted a tribute. Sarah Palin tweeted the following and posted a further message on her Facebook page.
  • Ron Paul clarifies comments on death of Navy SEAL sniper

    02/06/2013 8:55:10 PM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    After a public backlash, former presidential candidate Ron Paul used his Facebook page to clarify controversial comments he made Monday about the Navy SEAL who was killed at a Texas gun range over the weekend. Paul wrote: “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Paul backtracked some and offered a clarification on his Facebook page. He wrote: "As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend's violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and...
  • Live By the Sword, Die By the Drone

    02/10/2013 4:37:02 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Ronald Ernest Paul, the nation's last best hope for internet gambling and the gold standard, responded to the murder of a Navy SEAL by saying, "He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword." But the question is whose sword is it? To the anti-war movement, all conflicts between the free world and the world of slaves are reduced to a pithy formula of moral equivalence. America lifted the sword and has gone on swinging it. It never puts the sword down and therefore it dies by it. Chris Kyle becomes a metaphor for the great beast of war,...
  • Living by the Sword

    03/14/2008 11:14:00 AM PDT · by NoWayMcCain · 17 replies · 1,568+ views
    U.S. House ^ | March 13, 2008 | Ron Paul, M.D.
    It has been said that “he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.” And in the case of Eliot Spitzer this couldn’t be more true. In his case it’s the political sword, as his enemies rejoice in his downfall. Most people, it seems, believe he got exactly what he deserved. The illegal tools of the state brought Spitzer down, but think of all the harm done by Spitzer in using the same tools against so many other innocent people. He practiced what could be termed “economic McCarthyism,” using illegitimate government power to build his political career on...
  • Ron Paul on Eliot Spitzer: He acted badly but didn't deserve this

    03/15/2008 9:13:01 AM PDT · by pissant · 345 replies · 4,343+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/14/08 | Staff/Ron Paul
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), he of the quixotic GOP presidential campaign and unique policy positions, is never one to be shy about his opinions. Take the case of fallen New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), whose political career fell apart this week after his liaisons with high-priced call girls became public. Spitzer resigned his office effective Monday. Most politicians from both sides of the aisle publicly (at least) offered condolences for Spitzer and his poor family, including his three daughters, but didn't — of course — defend Spitzer's atrocious behavior. But for Paul, Spitzer's downfall at the hands of a...
  • Jesse Ventura's defamation case should move to Texas, sniper's widow says

    08/05/2013 4:41:56 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-5-13 | David Hanners
    A Texas widow wants Jesse Ventura's defamation and libel case involving her late husband moved from Minnesota to the Lone Star State. Attorneys for Taya Kyle -- whose husband, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, was shot and killed in February -- argue in a motion filed Monday that forcing the widowed mother of two to spend weeks in Minnesota to defend her husband's veracity in court is too much of a burden. "Bringing my children with me to Minnesota for trial isn't a good option," Taya Kyle wrote in a declaration accompanying her request. "I don't know who would take...
  • Jerk of the Month - Jesse Ventura

    07/26/2013 2:20:19 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 24 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    While we here at RightWingPatriot.com normally give out the dubious honor of Jerk of the Week to some self-serving progressive liberal, this week's honoree is so foul and loathsome that we've upped him to Jerk of the Month. Honestly, I could safely label this deranged individual as Jerk of the Year, but I like to keep my option open until the end of 2013. With his recent court actions, Jesse Ventura takes his place in our Hall of Shame. Jesse Ventura, a sad excuse of humanity, was someone who I liked long ago back in the 1980s. I was a...
  • Jesse Ventura lawsuit vs. murdered Navy SEAL can move forward, judge says

    07/22/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/22/13 | N/A
    Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle -- purportedly the deadliest-ever American servicemen -- can proceed with the war hero’s widow as a substitute defendant, a judge has ruled.
  • Jesse Ventura Goes After Chris Kyle's Widow so He Can Run for President

    06/05/2013 3:11:29 PM PDT · by Marcus · 30 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | June 5, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, former action star, and former governor of Minnesota, is suing the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle for defamation surrounding an account of a bar fight in Kyle's book. Kyle recounts how he and Ventura got into it when Ventura denigrated Navy SEALs who had fallen in action. Ventura claims the incident never happened and has been demanding satisfaction for some months now. Just because Kyle is dead does not mean Ventura is no longer in need of financial compensation. The book is still selling. It is to be made into a movie by Steven...
  • Jesse Ventura denies fight ever happened with Navy Seal

    01/08/2012 4:47:17 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 69 replies
    Conspiracy Theories ^ | 01/08/2012 | Jesse Ventura
    Jesse’s Statement: The event this man spoke of never happened. I have been to Mc P’s many times since leaving the Navy. I was never there alone. I was always accompanied by other people. If this happened 6 years ago, someone would have known of it before now. Certainly in the UDT/SEAL community it would have been known. This has to be news to all of us. I have always opposed the war in Iraq but I have never spoken or wished any ill will towards the soldiers. My heart aches that soldiers have died or been wounded because this...
  • Navy Seal Describes Time He Punched Jesse Ventura In Face [JESSE VENTURA SAYS SEALS DESERVE TO DIE]

    01/05/2012 7:14:38 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 140 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Andrew Brietbart
    Click on the link, it is a video, with vulgarity, of a Navy SEAL who was at a wake that Jesse Ventura attended, and Ventura said that in this war, NAVY SEALS DESERVE TO DIE!!
  • Jesse Ventura lawsuit: Navy SEAL says he decked ex-governor

    08/29/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-29-12 | David Hanners
    A group of combat-tested Navy SEALs say they learned something any statehouse reporter in Minnesota could've told them: When Jesse Ventura talks, the subject is usually Jesse Ventura. But the special forces members -- some still on active duty -- are supporting a comrade's claim that during a wake for a fallen team member six years ago, the former governor popped off one too many times, prompting one of them to deck him in a California bar. After that SEAL, Chris Kyle, described the alleged incident in his memoirs about his military career as a sniper, Ventura sued him, claiming...
  • Why Did the ‘Deadliest’ SEAL Sniper Punch Jesse Ventura in The Face?

    01/05/2012 7:36:47 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    Why Did the ‘Deadliest’ SEAL Sniper Punch Jesse Ventura in The Face? Posted on January 5, 2012 at 6:20am by Mike Opelka Print »Email » Comments (172)Imagine what would happen if a man in a bar told a group of Navy SEALs that he: •Disagrees with the war. •Believes they (the military) are murderers, killing innocent people… men, women and children •Thought they probably deserve to lose a few of their own. You are probably wondering if the guy making the offensive comments is still alive. He is alive, and he also happens to be Jesse Ventura, a SEAL alum/reservist...
  • Jesse Ventura aims to get even with Navy SEAL in court

    02/24/2012 6:43:49 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/24/12 | Dan Browning
    "Scruff Face"? Them's fighting words to Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Minnesota's controversial former governor and TV provocateur. Ventura, whose real name is James Janos, recently filed a defamation lawsuit against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle over the portrayal of a bar fight Kyle claims they had six years ago in Coronado, Calif. Kyle wrote about the alleged incident in his recent memoir "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." Under the headline, "Punching Out Scruff Face," Kyle describes a confrontation with a "celebrity" who served in the military during the Vietnam War and who "most...
  • Navy Seal Sharpshooter Chris Kyle Punched Jesse Ventura ( after insult at wake )

    01/05/2012 3:33:00 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | January 04 2012 | Opieradio
    Navy Seal Sharpshooter Chris Kyle talks to Opie and Anthony about the time he punched Jesse Ventura in the face,knocked him on his ass and took off before cops could bust him. (video at link)
  • American's Most Lethal Navy SEAL Sniper Tells Gripping Tale About Killing 'Savages'

    01/05/2012 9:37:43 PM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2012 | staff reporter
    On Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill sat down with Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper credited with 150 certified kills and author of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
  • Jesse Ventura Sets Sights on Wife of Slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

    05/31/2013 2:39:01 PM PDT · by Bratch · 44 replies
    NavySeals.com ^ | May 31st, 2013 | Michael Smith
    In my opinion, the actions of Jesse Ventura are classless and dishonorable.  Chris Kyle is an American Hero and his wife Taya, an amazing woman.  The Kyle’s have both sacrificed for many amazing selfless causes.  Move on Ventura!Ventura claims that damages from slain ex-SEAL Chris Kyle’s “American Sniper” continue.Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is setting his legal sights on the widow of a former Navy SEAL he had sued for defamation.Lawyers for Ventura have asked a federal court to continue his lawsuit against Chris Kyle — who was killed in February by a young veteran he was mentoring — by...
  • The Legend of Chris Kyle

    03/26/2013 8:00:34 PM PDT · by jyro · 18 replies
    dmagazine ^ | 3.18.2013 | Michael J. Mooney
    The deadliest sniper in U.S. history performed near miracles on the battlefield. Then he had to come home. There’s a story about Chris Kyle: on a cold January morning in 2010, he pulled into a gas station somewhere along Highway 67, south of Dallas. He was driving his supercharged black Ford F350 outfitted with black rims and oversize knobby mudding tires. Kyle had replaced the Ford logo on the grill with a small chrome skull, similar to the Punisher emblem from the Marvel Comics series, and added a riot-ready aftermarket grill guard bearing the words ROAD ARMOR. He had just...
  • the rest of the Chris Kyle story

    03/03/2013 12:50:08 PM PST · by jyro · 27 replies
    Patriotism, Texas and Chris Kyle: I just wanted to share with you all that out of a horrible tragedy we were blessed by so many people. Chris was Derek's teammate through 10 years of training and battle. They both suffer/suffered from PTSD to some extent and took great care of each other because of it. 2006 in Ramadi was horrible for young men that never had any more aggressive physical contact with another human than on a Texas football field. They lost many friends. Chris became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy...
  • Lee Judge's Tasteless Chris Kyle Cartoon Is Only The Latest Smear Of Conservatism

    02/14/2013 7:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 14, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    Today, our friends at Twitchy reported that Lee Judge, a left-wing political cartoonist, illustrated a depraved caricature depicting the grave of ex-sniper, and Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle – with the caption “if only there had been a good guy around.”  This is wholly insensitive, and a craven attempt to smear an American hero who was tragically slain by a fellow veteran whom he was helping cope with PTSD.  But this is hardly the first time Judge has inked a cartoon that transgresses the bounds of decency in service of a left-wing political argument. For example, when the NRA first proposed...
  • Political Cartoon Mocks Murdered Navy SEAL To Make Point On Gun Control

    02/14/2013 2:54:47 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 12 replies
    Political cartoonist Lee Judge took an abhorrent cheap shot at Second Amendment supporters recently, by using the murder of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle as a means to belittle their argument. Kyle is the decorated American sniper that was tragically murdered earlier in the month by an Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Kyle’s friend, Chad Littlefield was also murdered that day. As is typical of gun control fanatics, Judge completely ignores the mental health issue involved in the killing, and instead mocks Kyle’s inability to stop the shooting. Via BizPac Review (h/t Weasel Zippers): . . ....
  • [PHOTOS] Texans Honor Chris Kyle

    02/12/2013 1:21:00 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    Former SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is being laid to rest in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin today. His funeral procession moved slowly south from the Dallas area, where Kyle’s funeral was held at Cowboys Stadium Monday, along I-35 to the state’s capital. Kyle’s is the longest funeral procession in state history, covering more than 200 miles down one of Texas’ busiest thoroughfares. All along the way, thousands of Texans have turned out to honor the life of the deadliest sniper in US military history. ..... [Collection of photos at link.]
  • RIP Chris Kyle

    02/12/2013 4:25:25 PM PST · by Dusty Road · 5 replies
    It was an Honor to meet you!
  • Rest In Peace, Chris Kyle!

    02/11/2013 12:04:24 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 24 replies
    11Feb2013 | ConorMacNessa
    REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER! SWOC Christopher Scott Kyle, USN, Died 2Feb2013 U.S. NAVY SEALS"People Sleep Peaceably In their Beds At Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready To Do Violence On Their Behalf. " I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) "Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in...
  • Palins in Dallas to Honor Chris Kyle at Memorial, Funeral

    02/11/2013 8:57:55 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    Sarah's Facebook Via PalinTwibe ^ | Feb 11th, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Todd and I are in Dallas today to attend Chris Kyle’s memorial and funeral service. I find it sad to see that flags aren’t flying at half staff for this American hero. We’re surrounded today by American patriots here in Texas – by Chris’ fellow veterans and active duty warriors. In honor of them, I hope our commander in chief pays his respects in some gesture of condolence for their comrade in arms who sacrificed so much to keep him and all of us safe. We may never know to what extent Chris kept us free or how many lives...
  • Ron Paul Smears An American Hero

    02/10/2013 5:28:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/5/2013 | Aaron Goldstein
    That former Congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul would smear an American hero like Chris Kyle following his death speaks a great deal to his character or lack thereof. Yesterday, Paul sent out a Tweet which read: Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense. It makes you wonder if these were the sort of letters Paul sent to the families of fallen soldiers who resided in his district. Needless to say, this justly provoked outrage. Glenn Beck described Paul as...
  • As We Say Goodbye to Chris Kyle

    02/08/2013 5:44:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Mark Davis
    I will be at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Monday, and I know I will take many of you with me in spirit. But apparently not everybody. The occasion will be the Texas memorial service for Chris Kyle, an American hero in every sense of the term. But if it is one battlefield where he earned his honor as our most prolific sniper, it is another battlefield that has sprouted since his death. This arena is a war of words, sparked by the strong opinions of a variety of people on what Chris Kyle meant to our nation. To...
  • The Assasination of Top Sniper American SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/07/2013 11:44:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Asian Week ^ | February 8, 2013 | Arthur Hu
    All America needs is yet another unexplained lone gunman non-terrorist killing of American Hero Chris Kyle. He was America’s most celebrated sniper of the Afghanistan conflict described by wikipedia: a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills (out of 255 claimed kills) At the age of 8, Kyle’s father taught him to shoot. As a youth, he trained as a bronco rider for the rodeo, which he gave up after a serious injury to his arm. He had intended to volunteer and enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was...
  • 911 call: 'He was talking kinda babble,' says relative of shooting suspect

    02/07/2013 10:28:55 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 6, 2013 | CNN Staff
    The Saturday afternoon call from Routh's sister, Laura Blevins, came from her home in Midlothian, some 30 miles southeast of Fort Worth, after Routh, she said, had come to visit her and her husband. "He's left now, but he told me that he's committed a murder, and I'm terrified for my life because I don't know if he's going to come back here," Blevins says in the call, her words spilling out in a torrent of worry. "I don't know if he's being honest with me." Asked for detail, she says, "He says that he killed two guys. They went...
  • Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service

    02/05/2013 6:53:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    KVUE.com Dallas ^ | 2-5-2013 | staff
    February 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM Cowboys Stadium to host Chris Kyle memorial service Credit: WFAA Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, left, and his friend Chad Littlefield were murdered at an Erath County gun range on February 2, 2013. DALLAS, Texas -- A memorial service for former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been set for 1 p.m. Monday, February 11 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, according to Kyle's Facebook page.Kyle, 38, and a friend, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at an Erath County gun range on Saturday afternoon.A veteran they were trying to help, 25-year-old Eddie Routh, has been...
  • That’ll leave a mark: Glenn Beck calls Ron Paul ‘newest member of the Westboro Baptist Church’

    02/05/2013 1:13:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    Glenn Beckâś” @glennbeck Newest member of the Westboro Baptist Church: Ron Paul. I am with Marcus Latrell & grieving family members. Will respond tomorrow. SHAMEFUL. 1:30 AM - 05 Feb 13 289 Retweets 96 favorites Tell us what you really think, Glenn. Glenn Beck wasnÂ’t the only one making that comparison after Ron Paul launched a repulsive Twitter attack on murdered American hero Chris Kyle. Derek Ryan @longhornderek Ron Paul is now no better than the Westboro Church protesters. (Let's hear it, Ronulans. Lets hear you defend your dear leader.) 6:28 PM - 04 Feb 13(continued)
  • Mother Jones editor uses murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle to push gun control

    02/04/2013 10:47:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 4, 2013 | Joe Newby
    On Sunday, Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffery used the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle to push for gun control in a series of tweets that sparked controversy and anger, Twitchy reported. "So much for good/talented guy with a gun being able to stop mentally ill guy with a gun," she tweeted early Sunday morning. "So if a Navy SEAL and reputed best sniper in the world AT A GUN RANGE can't take down a sick guy on a rampage," she added a short time later. Twitchy characterized her tweets as "ghoulish and repugnant" and said she was "not...
  • Revealed: Marine who 'killed' famous sniper threatened to 'blow his brains out and kill his family

    02/04/2013 5:04:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/4/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police now say that the former marine accused of killing the country’s best sniper and another man at a shooting range now says that he threatened to kill himself and his family back in September and he was hospitalized. A police report from the September 2 incident states they were alerted to the threat when they received a call about 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, who is now in jail on two murder counts for allegedly killing Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. ‘Eddie stated he was hurting and that his family does not understand what he has been through,’ the police...
  • Sniper Murder Suspect ‘Traded Soul For a New Truck,’Affidavit Says

    02/04/2013 4:05:48 PM PST · by kristinn · 48 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Jason Whitley
    Eddie Routh, the double murder suspect who allegedly killed retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, might have committed the crimes to steal Kyle’s truck, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by News 8. Routh confessed to his sister and her husband about the crime on Saturday night, the document says. When they asked whose black truck he was driving, Routh told them “he traded his soul for a new truck,” according to the affidavit. Arrest affidavit page one.Page two.Page three.
  • Ron Paul Tweets About SEAL Sniper’s Death

    02/04/2013 12:52:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | February 4,2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense
  • Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper’s death: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’

    02/04/2013 11:30:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 63 replies
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: 'Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense'
  • Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper's death: "He who lives by the sword dies by the sword"

    02/04/2013 11:21:16 AM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday. Kyle was the author of the best-selling "American Sniper," which detailed his time as a record-holding SEAL sniper.
  • Ron Paul's Disgusting Tweet on Chris Kyle's Death (Vanity)

    02/04/2013 10:50:53 AM PST · by mnehring · 51 replies
    Twitter @RonPaul ^ | 4 Feb 2013 | Ron Paul
    Ron Paul ‏@RonPaul Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense (screenshot just in case it is removed)
  • UPDATE: Alleged shooter tasered at Erath County Jail after becoming aggressive with guards

    02/03/2013 8:02:27 PM PST · by GVnana · 59 replies
    Police say Eddie Ray Routh, the 25-year-old suspect in the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, was tasered after becoming aggressive with jailers around dinnertime Sunday. After eating dinner, Routh refused to return his food tray to jailers. He became aggressive and tried to attack them when they tried to get it back from him, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant. Jailers tasered Routh and placed him in a restraining chair in his solitary cell. He is on suicide watch, Bryant said. Bryant also said there have been death threats made against Routh since news of his alleged actions...