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  • Prayer and Answer with Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA

    10/20/2016 12:19:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, I was with Mike Vanderboegh at the NRA meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.  We grew closer, and worked on stories together.  I first saw Mike in person at the Restore the Constitution Rally on April 19th, 2010.  Mike passed on 10 August this year.  He was a committed Christian, so I hope he is fighting for us from the other side. Mike and I once prayed for assistance.  We got it. I feel compelled to tell this story.  I have not published it before. It happened while working on a story that Mike and David Codrea had...
  • Gun Rights Groups Lose a Powerful Voice and Unyielding Patriot

    08/13/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | M Catherine Evans
    Patriotic and resolute until the very end, Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 64. He wrote this back in January: I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story ... and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire[.] In December 2010, the Obama-controlled media complex desperately wanted to ignore an illegal government-sponsored gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. And it...
  • Gun Rights Groups Lose a Powerful Voice and Unyielding Patriot

    08/13/2016 8:25:02 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | M. Catharine Evans
    Patriotic and resolute until the very end, Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 64. He wrote this back in January: I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story ... and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire[.] In December 2010, the Obama-controlled media complex desperately wanted to ignore an illegal government-sponsored gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. And it...
  • A Patriot has passed on today

    08/10/2016 10:36:19 PM PDT · by bkopto · 21 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | Aug 10, 2016 | Dutchman6
    Mike Vanderboegh, husband, father of three, and founder of the III% movement passed peacefully in his beloved Alabama home today. In life, he fought tirelessly to restore the liberties that we had taken for granted. Because of his leadership and the movement that he created, we take them for granted no more. He was able to awaken minds to the possibility that a determined minority of free people could accomplish anything; so long as they did it together. They did not need a leader. They needed a cause and a banner from which to advance the cause of freedom. The...
  • Vanderboegh to Reid: “Don’t Poke the Wolverine. Unless You Want Your B***s" Ripped Off.”

    05/04/2014 3:41:44 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | May 2, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Vanderboegh to Harry Reid: “Don’t Poke the Wolverine With a Sharp Stick… Unless You Want Your B***s Ripped Off.” A militia leader who traveled to Nevada in order to protect the land surrounding Cliven Bundy’s Clark County ranch has accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of trying to provoke a new civil war in the United States. Video has emerged this week of Mike Vanderboegh, the founder of the Three Percenters group, lashing out at Sen. Reid (D-Nevada) during a recent address at the ranch, where supporters remain on site after federal officials attempted last month to confiscate the...
  • Don't poke a wolverine with a sharp stick

    05/02/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | April 19, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Speech made by Mike Vanderboegh on April 19th on the Bundy Ranch. 3 links to the video:
  • An Open Letter to the Legislatures of New Jersey and Rhode Island: Are you seriously proposing to

    03/20/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Sipseystreet Irregulars ^ | 3/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    Aunt Jenny Brooks.To the legislators of the states of New Jersey and Rhode Island, upon the approach of your votes for firearm confiscation: The firearm owners of your respective states tell me that you are busy men and women with short attention spans so I will try to make this brief, beginning with an instructive story from the history of my adopted state, Alabama. Some still tell it with pride in the hills of north Alabama. Like all the best stories, it has the advantage of being true. In 1863, eight duly sworn and appointed law officers of the...
  • ‘Two countries’ Alamo speech validated by ‘progressive’ rhetoric

    10/23/2013 6:28:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 October, 2013 | David Codrea
    “There is abroad in our land the growing thought that America is now in fact two countries sharing a common border and (mostly) a common language but divided along the answer to this question,” citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh told approximately 600 activist gun owners, many carrying long arms, who gathered at The Alamo this past Saturday. “Does the government serve the people or do the people serve the government?” “This is not a question [that] can be finessed, compromised or negotiated,” Vanderboegh explained. “It is either the answer of individual liberty or that of the collectivist Borg … For our...
  • My Name Is Mike Vanderboegh & I’m an Arms Smuggler ~ Video

    04/27/2013 10:03:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 April, 2013 | Mike Vanderboegh
    My name is Mike Vanderboegh and I’m a smuggler. I am from the great free state of Alabama and I am a Three Percenter. If you need to pigeonhole my politics I consider myself a Christian libertarian. I believe in free men, free markets, the rule of law under the Founder’s Republic and that the Constitution extends to everyone regardless of race, creed, color or religion. I most especially believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms as the ultimate guarantor of liberty. I have also been called a “seditionist” by members of the current regime....
  • The law I intend to violate in Colorado on 6 July 2013 and how intend to violate it.

    04/27/2013 9:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 27 April, 2013 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Source: SUMMARY OF COLORADO'S NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS. House Bill 13-1224 prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines or feeding devices, which includes: 1. a fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of accepting, or that is designed to be readily converted to accept, more than 15 rounds of ammunition . . . Penalties for simple possession of large-capacity magazines are: First-time violation is a Class 2 misdemeanor with a $250-$1,000 fine and 3-12 months in prison. Violation after a conviction for a prior violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor with...
  • DOJ and Media Matters coordinated Fast and Furious reports

    09/19/2012 12:01:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies ^ | 9/18/12 | David Corea
    The Department of Justice and Media Matters corresponded and coordinated on stories about Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking,” going so far as to disparage the citizen journalist who initially broke the story, Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reported today, citing emails obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request to determine the extent of cooperation between the government and the “progressive” advocacy group. “The emails…often show department public affairs chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers,” Fox News reported in a follow-up story noting the arrangement targeted administration critics. “Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other...
  • Gun Sales Rise in Colorado Since Aurora Shooting - Sipsey Street Irregulars Blog author Mike

    07/26/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    fox ^ | 7/26/12 | Lou Dobbs
    Sipsey Street Irregulars Blog author Mike Vanderboegh, GunTruths and Citizens of America co-founder David Codrea and FNC legal analyst Lis Wiehl on the potential impact on Second Amendment rights after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
  • Formal complaint seeks disbarment of Eric Holder in DC

    07/09/2012 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9 July 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder could lose his license to practice law in the District of Columbia, or face some other penalty from the D.C. Bar, now that he has been found in criminal and civil contempt of Congress. Last week, the bloggers who first exposed Operation Fast and Furious, Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea, filed a formal complaint with the Washington, D.C. Office of Bar Counsel alleging that Holder committed “professional misconduct” during the congressional investigation into the scandal. Because Holder was found in contempt of Congress for his “refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee...
  • Bloggers Who Broke Fast and Furious Story, File Ethics Complaint on Holder With DC Bar

    07/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Nicedeb ^ | July 3, 2012
    An ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been filed by David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh with the Office of Bar Counsel, Board on Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Codrea and Vanderboegh are the two bloggers who first broke the news of the Fast and Furious scandal in December 2010.Said Vanderboegh, Eric Holder believes that he will escape serious consequences of the congressional investigations of the Fast and Furious scandal simply by running out the clock on his tenure. We intend this ethics complaint to place him on notice that his lies and...
  • Blogger Vanderboegh reports murdered ICE agent investigating Fast and Furious

    06/15/2012 7:51:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies ^ | 6/15/12 | David Codrea
    In a second bombshell report this week, citizen investigative journalist Mike Vanderboegh is reporting this morning on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog that Congressional investigators have viewed “an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Report of Investigation (ROI) from August 2010 describing 80 weapons seized in an arms smuggling interdiction between Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas. Of these weapons, the majority (approximately 50) were noted to have come from Operation Fast & Furious in Arizona…” “The ROI was written and signed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was shot dead in an ambush at a fake roadblock...
  • Blogger Vanderboegh Recovering From Surgery

    03/14/2012 1:15:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --( BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —“Doctors managed to do what the government could not—temporarily silence me,” Sipsey Street Irregulars blogger Mike Vanderboegh told Gun Rights Examiner by phone this morning from the intensive care unit at Trinity Medical Center. The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance blog reported yesterday that Vanderboegh, the first citizen journalist to tie in the connection between Fast and Furious “walked” guns and the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, and a continual force in breaking new information about the ongoing story, was out of surgery, where a large gastro-intestinal stromal tumor was removed. His...
  • SITREP: the GIST of it. (Mike Vanderboegh)

    03/08/2012 5:54:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Well, that was interesting. Had a long chat with my new surgeon (who actually I had met before when I was going to the wound care clinic for my foot) and tells me I have a Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST for short. Bottom line: 1 in 5 chance of not surviving the surgery and convalescence. Will involve at least a partial gastrectomy with possible involvement in the pancreas, spleen and the main artery that serves the spleen. Minimum hospital stay two weeks. Maximum, two months, if I make it. The Doc led Rosey and me in a prayer at...
  • "So get more rocks and build you a dam." A high compliment and a metaphor from one rock(gunwalker)

    02/01/2012 7:44:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "Vanderboegh," the friend/source/retired spook said to me in a conversation on the general topic of 'change agents' a couple of days ago after I got to DC, "you're like this little rock in the middle of their stream, defying the water. The water and everything in it can try to ignore you as they pass by, but they can't go through you, or under the ground you occupy. You just sit there and defy them and they hate you for it, because you not only defy them but you mock them. It pisses them off because you just won't go...
  • Deliberate smear--Media Matters story on ATF gun smuggling

    07/30/2011 5:30:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Anthony Martin
    As reported yesterday, the ultra-Leftwing, George Soros-funded 'Media Matters' confronted the reporter who first broke the ATF gun smuggling scandal as he sat outside the committee hearings on the subject in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Shoving a cell phone camera in his face, the Media Matters propagandist demanded to know why Mike Vanderboegh had 'lied' about the Tampa field office of the ATF smuggling guns into Honduras. Media Matters posted their story yesterday, in which they accused Fox News of reporting Vanderboegh's assertions without doing an adequate fact-check. It goes without saying that Media Matters, the pompous...
  • Another Waco in its Formative Stages?

    10/23/2010 11:47:11 AM PDT · by oldfart · 113 replies
    Does anybody remember a little dust-up at a fringe-type Church in Waco, Texas? There’ve been millions of words written about it since then so you’d have to be living in a hole to not have heard of it. Of course there are different opinions as to who was at fault, who fired the first shots, who lit the match, etc., etc. Some things were and are not a matter of conjecture though. Prior to the initial face-off, agents of the ATF were in contact with David Koresh on a fairly regular basis. He was also aware that they were interested...