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  • Dr Pepper artifact may reveal soft drink's origin

    05/04/2009 7:59:19 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 53 replies · 2,703+ views
    yahoo ^ | 04-may-2009 | JAMIE STENGLE
    DALLAS – Poking through antiques stores while traveling through the Texas Panhandle, Bill Waters stumbled across a tattered old ledger book filled with formulas. He bought it for $200, suspecting he could resell it for five times that. Turns out, his inkling about the book's value was more spot on than he knew. The Tulsa, Okla., man eventually discovered the book came from the Waco, Texas, drugstore where Dr Pepper was invented and includes a recipe titled "D Peppers Pepsin Bitters."
  • Attorney General Eric Holder (kisses janet reno, presents award. barf a roni)

    04/17/2009 3:18:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 1,643+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 4-17-09 | Yahoo News
    Attorney General Eric Holder, left, kisses former Attorney General Janet Reno, right, as she is presented with the American Judicature Society 2009 Justice Award during a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, Friday, April 17, 2009
  • Group tries to rally support for Obama budget [obama's witnesses going door-to-door)

    04/06/2009 11:21:07 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 1,314+ views
    ABC News 25 ^ | 5th Apr 2009 | Jennifer Garcia
    WACO - Central Texans joined together Wednesday to show their support for President Obama's proposed budget plan. With Obama's budget plan close to being voted on by Congress, the reaction from some local residents was nothing short of a quick signature.
  • VIDEO: THE FLIR PROJECT (Did Eric Holder and John Danforth Lie About Waco?)

    03/07/2009 8:32:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies · 819+ views
    YouTube.com ^ | March 7, 2009 | E. Pluribus Unum
    On the final day of the Branch Davidian siege in 1993, aerial FLIR (Forword-Looking Infrared) film was shot by the FBI that seemed to show automatic weapons fire directed into the burning buildings. Former Senator John Danforth, under the direction of acting Attorney General Eric Holder, conducted a 14-month, $17-million investigation that exonerated the government of any wrongdoing. This documentary raises serious questions about Mr. Danforth's report. Review: The F.L.I.R. Project
  • SOF EXPOSES BATF (BATFE) CORRUPTION IN IRAQ (BATFE, the maestros of Ruby Ridge & Waco)

    03/02/2009 11:47:29 AM PST · by unspun · 46 replies · 2,463+ views
    Soldier of Fortune ^ | 2/18/2009 | SOF Editor
    SOF EXPOSES BATF CORRUPTION IN IRAQ Posted by SOF Editor on February 18th, 2009 3 Comments Printer-Friendly NEED A DEFINITION FOR OBAMA’S CALL FOR “RESPONSIBILITY”Amid the orderly transfer of power, our new Chief Executive has issued a call for responsibility. As is the case with most of his public statements, his meaning is not clear. However, if he means holding government officials accountable for their actions, a novel and great idea, it is something that we can all embrace. It is particularly true of those officials within agencies with a long and well documented history of abuses of entrusted...
  • David Koresh's mother stabbed to death

    The mother of infamous Branch Davidian sect leader David Koresh has been stabbed to death, and Koresh's aunt was in custody on a murder charge yesterday. Bonnie Clark Halderman, 60, was found Friday at the Texas home of her sister, Beverly Clark, in a rural area near Chandler, Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt said. "It's still under investigation, and we really don't know what the motive was," Nutt said. In 1993, a standoff at the Branch Davidians' compound outside Waco ended when the complex caught fire and burned to the ground, killing Koresh and nearly 80 of his followers.
  • U.S. attorney general nominee Eric Holder not questioned about Waco Branch Davidian siege

    01/25/2009 4:24:53 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 19 replies · 996+ views
    Wacotrib.com ^ | January 16, 2009 | Tommy Witherspoon
    U.S. Attorney General-designate Eric Holder was prepared to be bombarded during his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday with a host of questions about a variety of topics, including his role as acting attorney general during a special investigation into the 1993 Branch Davidian debacle. While he fielded questions about waterboarding terrorist suspects and the 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, Senate Judiciary Committee members didn’t get around to asking about the Branch Davidian investigation. Former Attorney General Janet Reno recused herself from a special investigation that was conducted by former U.S. Sen. John Danforth into how the fire started in...
  • Waco sect leader's mother killed

    01/24/2009 4:19:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies · 747+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/25/09
    The mother of the notorious Waco sect leader David Koresh has been found stabbed to death at the house of a sister in Texas, police say. Bonnie Clark Halderman, who was in her sixties, was found dead at the home of Beverly Clark who has been taken into custody pending a court appearance. Police say they have no idea of a possible motive for her death.
  • Chasm dividing Americans over birth certificate widens

    11/28/2008 9:00:33 PM PST · by ckilmer · 283 replies · 7,178+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008
    The chasm between those who want President-elect Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to verify his eligibility to hold the nation's highest office and those who simply support the Democrat is widening. "The Constitution means what we today decide it means," opined one participant on a new WND forum that offers readers an opportunity to express their opinion on the birth certificate dispute.
  • Prayers for fellow FReeper Waco [Update at #38]

    11/23/2008 8:04:51 PM PST · by incredulous joe · 55 replies · 751+ views
    November 23, 2008 | incredulous joe
    I have very few details for this post, other than the information provided by our FRiend GrannyK. We'll have more information as it may become available. Longtime FReeper "Waco" was taken to the hospital this evening and we are requesting prayers for his recovery. "Waco" is 70 years young and has been at it here at FRee Republic since the Clinton years, so you know that he has got some fight in him! God bless our dear Friend and his family ~ please keep them in your prayers.
  • Coulter: Obama Will Have ‘Waco Raids’

    11/07/2008 5:46:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 148 replies · 6,531+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | November 7, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter declared that Barack Obama’s “civilian national security force” would likely result in “a lot more Waco raids.” The reference was to the February 1993 raid by federal agents on the Branch Davidian ranch near Waco and the subsequent siege, which left 86 dead, including four agents. During Coulter’s appearance on Bob Grant’s radio show on Nov. 5, Grant played a portion of Obama’s July 2 speech in Colorado: “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Friday, November 7, 2008

    11/07/2008 8:39:12 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 303 replies · 11,581+ views
    E I B Network ^ | November 7, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, the Mandarin of Talk Radio, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair,...
  • Chet Edwards: The other Edwards doomed me

    08/24/2008 5:26:10 PM PDT · by melt · 19 replies · 273+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/24/08 | Bruce Tomaso
    In an interview with Todd Gillman, U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards of Waco says the antics of a similarly named, slick-talking, lying philanderer probably helped sink his chances of becoming Barack Obama's running mate. The other guy went on television to confess his pecadillos -- guaranteeing his status as a national laughingstock -- just about the time the Obama campaign was considering floating Chet Edwards' name.
  • CNN to Clark: How come Kerry's “physical courage” qualified him but McCain's doesn’t?

    07/02/2008 5:12:27 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 44 replies · 177+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2:53 pm on July 2, 2008 | Allahpundit
    One of the dumbest things about the Clark kerfuffle is that because there are so many elements of military service that people respect, the narrow critique he’s offering against McCain seems almost beside the point. I see service mainly as a testament to character and fortitude; others see it as evidence of good judgment, and others as an important lesson for a C-in-C to have (i.e. “experience”) before committing other men to war. So far as I know, McCain has never staked his own wartime ordeal to any one of these, preferring to let voters draw whatever they find most...
  • Barack Obama slaps down Wesley Clark -- gently (after Obama sent him out there in the first place)

    06/30/2008 1:37:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 53 replies · 213+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/30/2008 | Scott Martelle
    Barack Obama just delivered a speech on patriotism in Independence, Mo., hometown of what was once America's most powerful haberdasher, and offered a mild rebuke to Wesley Clark, who took on John McCain's military record the other day in rather scorching terms. And just to make it clear, an Obama spokesman sent out this brief statement as Obama was speaking: "As he's said many times before, Senator Obama honors and respects Senator McCain's service, and, of course, he rejects yesterday's statement by General Clark." Obama's speech focused on his own sense of patriotism, quoting Mark Twain (it's good to quote...
  • Ollie North calls Wes Clark "petty and small"

    06/30/2008 2:00:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies · 146+ views
    Fox News/YouTube ^ | June 30, 2008 | Oliver North
    Ollie North calls Wes Clark "petty and small"
  • Editorial: Not serious on roads

    04/30/2008 4:28:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 218+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | April 30, 2008 | The Waco Tribune-Herald
    He says he is — seriously devoted to building and maintaining highways. But he is just as devoted to fencing state government into fiscal straits that make these goals impossible without privatizing highways through tolls. Perry last week said that going full-bore with toll roads is the only way for Texas to build new highways. That’s not so. The history of Texas tells us it’s not. Toll roads have their function without question. But so do bonds. So does a gasoline tax that has not kept pace with inflation. So does a reexamination of how Texas funds highways in general...
  • 15 Year Anniversary of Deadly Stand-Off At Texas Compound

    04/19/2008 4:02:19 PM PDT · by FReepaholic · 41 replies · 138+ views
    ketknbc.com ^ | April 19, 2008 | Jennifer Kielman
    NEAR WACO - 15-years-ago Saturday, a huge fire ended a 51-day stand-off near Waco. It all took place at the Branch Davidian Compound. The standoff started with a government investigation into illegal possession of firearms and explosives. The Feds tried to enter the compound and were met with gunfire. By the end of the day, the compound was burned to the ground. 80 people were killed, including 22 children and four ATF agents.
  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BURNS BRANCH DAVIDIANS - April 19, 1993

    04/18/2008 12:21:19 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist1958 · 145 replies · 277+ views
    WGBH ^ | 1995 | Frontline
    At 5:59 a.m., SAGE telephones the Davidians, notifying them of an imminent tear-gas assault. SAGE reads a message over the loudspeaker, advising the Davidians that they are under arrest and should come out. At 6:02 a.m., two FBI combat engineering vehicles, or CEVs, begin inserting gas into the compound through spray nozzles attached to a boom. At 6:04 a.m., the Davidians start shooting, and the FBI begin deploying Bradley vehicles to insert ferret rounds through the windows. At 6:31, the HRT reports that the entire building is being gassed. At about 7 a.m., RENO and senior advisors go to the...
  • Clinton touts her experience with guns

    04/12/2008 5:45:11 PM PDT · by rosenfan · 76 replies · 738+ views
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2008 | Peter Hamby
    VALPARAISO, Indiana (CNN) — Hillary Clinton appealed to Second Amendment supporters on Saturday by hinting that she has some experience of her own pulling triggers. “I disagree with Sen. Obama’s assertion that people in our country cling to guns and have certain attitudes about trade and immigration simply out of frustration,” she began, referring to the Obama comments on small-town Americans that set off a political tumult on Friday. She then introduced a fond memory from her youth. “You know, my dad took me out behind the cottage that my grandfather built on a little lake called Lake Winola outside...
  • Juan Hernandez alert: Speaking tonight at Baylor U. (McCain's Point Man for Shamnesty)

    04/10/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 191+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 04/10/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    For those of you in the Baylor University area, tonight is your chance to ask Juan Hernandez about his radical, open-borders agenda and his role in the McCain campaign. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your video camera: Dr. Juan Hernandez, author of The New American Pioneers, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday in Kayser Auditorium on Mexican immigration. His lecture will be based on his notes, “Why are We Afraid of Mexican Immigrants?”Hernandez, a member of former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s cabinet, will be the final speaker for The Academy for Leader Development and Civic...
  • McLennan County awaiting plans for Trans Texas Corridor

    04/09/2008 5:10:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 420+ views
    The Lariat Online (Baylor University) ^ | April 9, 2008 | Victoria Mgbemena
    As the state's population continues to grow in its urban centers, expansion plans for the highway system continue to be the focus for transportation improvements. The Trans Texas Corridor proposal is aimed to alleviate traffic congestion, improve air quality and provide safer traveling for drivers, among other goals. In 2002, Texas Governor Rick Perry released the plan to create the passageway, which spans northeast from Laredo to Oklahoma and is set to total 4,000 miles in the next 50 years. The $140 billion project calls for the incorporation of new toll roads, commuter railways, power lines and gas pipelines, while...
  • Texas Children's Services Scores Big Taking Children From Polygamists. Waco Officials Involved.

    04/08/2008 9:08:15 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 49 replies · 516+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/08/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    Yes, polygamy is illegal,as is pedophilia, and old men marrying too-young girls in Eldorado, Texas. But, how did one anonymous voice message from one girl at the Yearning For Zion Ranch instigate Texas Child Protective Services to confiscate 400 children without an investigation? Irony of ironies - A child protective services official, Marleigh Meisner who is overseeing the kidnappings, was also involved in the disastrous rush to judgment at David Koresh's Waco compound in 1993. "In my opinion, this is the largest endeavor we've ever been involved in the state of Texas," said Children's Protective Services spokesman Marleigh Meisner. Meisner...
  • Gas tax won’t save I-35 project; raising excise tax wouldn’t be a popular move today

    04/04/2008 7:30:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 364+ views
    The Temple Daily Telegram ^ | April 4, 2008 | Paul A. Romer
    BELTON - There appears to be no easy way to address the challenges that inflation has brought to the Texas Department of Transportation. “We’ve seen 60 percent inflation over the last five years for transportation projects,” said Chris Lippincott, a TxDOT spokesman. To look to the federal government for assistance would appear foolhardy at this point as the Federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to become insolvent by 2009. The fund was created in 1956 to ensure a dependable source of financing for U.S. interstates and highways. “The Federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to go into the red very...
  • In a shoot-out, the feds always win

    05/03/2007 9:28:22 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 120 replies · 2,156+ views
    Huntsville Times (Alabama) ^ | 5/2/07 | David Prather
    When events like the Virginia Tech massacre occur, The Times and other newspapers quickly become forums for people who favor stronger gun-control laws and those who oppose such measures, or who think that we have already gone too far in the direction. The division is so wide that the only common ground you can find is probably in the O.K. Corral. Different folks have incredibly strong opinions both ways. I don't expect this issue to be resolved in my lifetime. Nothing I can contribute to the general discussion will change anyone's mind one way or the other. I hereby -...
  • BATF Attack at Waco - February 28, 1993

    02/28/2008 7:36:37 AM PST · by Constitutionalist1958 · 100 replies · 520+ views
    Frontline - WGBH ^ | 1995 | PBS
    At about 9:30 a.m. agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms attempt to execute arrest and search warrants against David KORESH and the Branch Davidian compound. Gunfire erupts. Four ATF agents are killed and 16 are wounded. An undetermined number of Davidians are killed and injured. Within a few hours, the FBI becomes the lead agency for resolving the standoff. Jeff JAMAR is named the on-site commander. By the afternoon, advance units of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) arrive, and telephone conversations are under way between KORESH, Steve SCHNEIDER, and Wayne MARTIN on one side and the...
  • Grim Anniversary: Waco Siege [28 February 1993]

    02/28/2008 6:04:08 AM PST · by yankeedame · 170 replies · 1,872+ views
    "Waco Siege, a fifty-one-day siege by federal agents of the Branch Davidian religious group's commune headquarters outside Waco, Texas, in early 1993. The siege, which began after a botched and bloody attempt on 28 February 1993 to arrest the group's leader, David Koresh, on a weapons charge, ended in the deaths of four federal agents and seventy-eight Branch Davidians. The stalemate ended when U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ordered the use of force on April 19. Soon after federal agents moved, fire engulfed the compound, killing seventy-two, provoking controversy over the use of force in dealing with dissident sects....
  • Reno wows crowd ("My mother told me: 'Truth Is A Very Elusive target'")

    02/18/2008 6:41:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 292+ views
    The Daily Utah Chronicle ^ | 2/13/08 | Dustin Gardiner
    Former Attorney General Janet Reno said the U.S. government must be careful to avoid selectively using facts when prosecuting suspected terrorists. Reno, who served as attorney general under President Bill Clinton, said prosecutors often allow prejudices to skew their use of facts. "But what I've discovered (from being a prosecutor and attorney general) is that we get tunnel vision," Reno said. "We want the facts to be something and we wish them into being." Reno made her comments while speaking to an audience of mostly students and professors at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Tuesday. Her speech focused...
  • Editorial: Toll-road shakedown

    12/07/2007 4:56:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 142+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | December 7, 2007 | Waco Tribune-Herald
    Anyone whose feet are set in concrete against toll roads is going to get run over. Toll roads are here. They are coming. The need is undeniable, as is the rationale in many cases. But you can’t defend toll roads in every instance, and the proposed I-35 toll lanes through Waco sound indefensible. Two concerns present themselves immediately — one about Waco’s self-interest and one about fairness to motorists. First, the provincial concern: The proposed self-contained toll lanes would deliver a lot of travelers through Waco without access and egress to take advantage of what the city offers, even if...
  • Incident in Rochester, Challenge for Clinton (Barf Alert)

    12/02/2007 11:10:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 330+ views
    The Nation ^ | December 1, 2007
    The problem for Hillary Clinton that arises from the incident in which a disturbed man invaded her Rochester, New Hampshire, campaign headquarters is not any kind of physical threat. Clinton is the most carefully-managed and thoroughly-secured presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, who when he began to show the first signs of the dementia was placed in a sort of protective custody during the 1984 campaign. Clinton is is no greater danger now than she has been in since the start of her campaign; and neither, thankfully, were her New Hampshire supporters, who exited the headquarters without injury. The problem for...
  • Woman, 84, Arrested in Another Dispute

    10/10/2007 2:56:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 192+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/10/7
    Waco, Texas (AP) -- An 84-year-old woman accused of trying to run over a neighbor amid a land dispute has been arrested. Ester McCullough of Downsville, near Waco, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Later Monday, she was released from the McLennan County Jail on a personal recognizance bond, a jail spokeswoman said. McCullough could not be reached for comment Wednesday. In May, she drove into her neighbor's yard, knocking over part of a brick wall, then drove into the...
  • (WEIRD) Janet Reno CD in stores now

    09/18/2007 6:37:43 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies · 787+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept. 18, 2007 | UPI
    Janet Reno CD in stores now Published: Sept. 18, 2007 at 8:20 PM KENDALL, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A three-CD album of historical songs from former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno debuted Tuesday. "Song of America," a 50-tune "history book'" that Reno helped shepherd, is in stores now, the Miami Herald has reported. Reno is listed as an executive producer on the collection, which starts in 1492 with "Lakota Dream Song" and spans 25 eras of U.S. history, concluding with "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning," a song about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Reno said...
  • Dream Of High-Speed Rail Taking Shape

    08/13/2007 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 114 replies · 1,879+ views
    Hillsboro Reporter ^ | August 13, 2007 | Hillsboro Reporter
    Could high-speed rail service with a stop in the Hillsboro area be a reality by 2020? That is the goal set by the Texas High-Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation (THSRTC) following the final planning and design charrette in Fort Worth. The charrette preceded the 10th annual Transportation Summit held in Irving Tuesday through Friday, August 7-10. THSRTC board members met in Houston in May at the Continental Airlines headquarters for the first of the charrettes. Attending were eight international suppliers of high-speed rail for nine different systems in France, Germany, Korea and Spain. In addition, 14 consulting firms of varying...
  • Oklahoma City Marks Bombing Anniversary - Giuliani speaking

    04/19/2007 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 1,249+ views
    CBS 42, TX ^ | April 19, 2007 | AP
    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City is marking the 12th anniversary of the bombing that killed 168 people here by reaching out to victims of the Virginia Tech shootings and victims of violence everywhere. Mourners gather each April 19 at the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to observe the anniversary of the bombing, which injured hundreds. Participants will observe 168 seconds of silence, followed by family members reading the names of their lost loved ones. Organizers said attention also will focus on the killings of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a student who then killed himself....
  • Tourist attraction planned on site of Davidian standoff

    04/10/2007 7:26:47 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 8 replies · 614+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | Tim Woods
    After announcing in February that they hope to renovate the New Mount Carmel property, once home to David Koresh’s Branch Davidian sect, the current occupants say they are hoping Waco and Central Texas residents will pony up the funds for the renovation. “Our plans are big,” said Charles Pace, leader of The Branch, The Lord of Righteousness sect of the Branch Davidians, who maintain and worship on the property at 1781 Double EE Ranch Road in Elk. “But we have to get support. We’d like to get support from local people because it’s not going to be something we can...
  • Among Recent Presidents, Clinton is Tops With Historians

    03/11/2007 11:20:43 AM PDT · by mcvey · 81 replies · 1,858+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 09, 2007 | Tim Blessing and Anne Skleder
    In a recent poll, more than 250 college and university history professors placed former President Bill Clinton as the best president of the last quarter entury, Ronald Reagan as the second best, followed by Jimmy Carter and then the first President Bush. (The current president was excluded since his term of office had not yet ended.) The survey also asked the historians to rank the recent Secretaries of State and Supreme Court justices as well as the relative threat to constitutional liberties posed by presidential actions. Dr. Tim H. Blessing, Professor of History and Political Science at Alvernia College, Reading,...
  • This Day In History February 28, 1993 Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian compound

    1993 : Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid the Branch Davidian cult compound in Waco, Texas, prompting a gun battle in which four agents and six cult members are killed. The federal agents were attempting to arrest the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on information that the religious sect was stockpiling weapons. A nearly two-month standoff ensued after the unsuccessful raid. The roots of the confrontation between the federal government and the Branch Davidians went back 10 years before the Waco siege. In 1983,...
  • "Waco: The Rules of Engagement" Review

    02/26/2007 7:38:11 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 166 replies · 3,039+ views
    waco93 ^ | 9/17/97 | Siskel & Ebert
    This movie is moving around the country. They are sometimes having discussions after it. I think that anyone who thinks they know what happened at Waco has another thing coming.
  • FBI agents fan across Park City ski area, looking for recruits ("ski and recruit")

    01/15/2007 1:26:50 PM PST · by ellery · 15 replies · 739+ views
    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - The two dozen FBI agents who swarmed Park City Mountain Resort weren't busting anybody Friday. They weren't even armed - unless you count the sharp ends of ski poles. With the temperature near zero, agents hit the slopes - some on challenging runs, others on bunny hills - in an unusual drive to publicize the FBI and perhaps attract a few recruits. Many skiers and Park City regulars were perplexed or even a bit unnerved. Some thought the whole effort was nutty. Jokes were flying about agents skiing on the public dime, but nobody seemed...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Discovery Channel - "Assault on Waco" airs 9/17 9pm

    09/16/2006 7:37:57 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 83 replies · 3,648+ views
    Discovery Channel Listings ^ | 09/16/2006 | Discovery Website
    Discover the truth about the 1993 WACO incident through never-before-seen transcripts of FBI negotiations, tapes, bugged conversations from an undercover agent and rare interviews with some of the few Waco and Branch Davidian survivors.
  • When Big Brother Wants Your "Stuff" (FL Socialists Trample On Property Rights Alert)

    09/12/2006 1:56:42 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 178 replies · 3,425+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 09/12/06 | Joseph Farah
    The city of Cooper City, Fla., has given itself the power to seize residents' personal property in times of emergency. Officials deemed this new law necessary because of what is expected to be a busy hurricane season. But don't worry, they say. The law would never be enforced unless there were no other options – presumably meaning that the city could not persuade private citizens to permit the government to borrow, rent or buy their equipment. Think of it as eminent domain for generators, power tools, trucks and anything else local czars determine they need. Not surprisingly, this plan has...
  • Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones (100 megaton nuclear powered vomit bag warning alert)

    08/18/2006 10:51:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 41 replies · 1,367+ views
    monsters and critics dot com ^ | 8-18-06 | Laszlo Trankovits, proudly displaying his kneepads
    Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones By Laszlo Trankovits Aug 18, 2006, 12:20 GMT Washington - Bill Clinton is a master of self invention. Nearly every American knows the photograph of the star-struck 16- year-old youth, worshipfully shaking the hand of President John F Kennedy - symbolic of his teenage dream to live in the White House someday. Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency, Clinton is still mining the suggestive power of photographs. His picture is everywhere - at the AIDS conference in Toronto with Bill Gates, in Southeast Asia with the elder President...
  • Just what did happen to Cindy Sheehan

    08/18/2006 10:59:46 AM PDT · by Angry in the Great White North · 66 replies · 1,922+ views
    Op Ed News.com ^ | 18-Aug-2006 | Steve Janke
    Blood is the fluid of life, coursing through our veins and providing oxygen to the body. Cindy Sheehan has just been released from a Waco hospital where she was treated for exhaustion and dehydration and was transfused after losing almost five pints of blood. This ordeal is nothing compared to the heart-shattering agony of hearing the words, "We regret to inform you," a message delivered over and over as more blood seeps into the Iraq sand each day. The dangerous amount of blood that Cindy Sheehan lost has been replenished. But medical experts can do nothing to ease the grief...
  • Sen. Clinton Blasts Bush's Anti-Terrorism Record

    08/14/2006 1:08:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies · 2,652+ views
    Bush's Anti-Terrorism Record (CBS/AP) SCHENECTADY, N.Y. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a possible contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2008, on Monday criticized the Bush administration for failing to do enough to protect the country from terrorists. Clinton's comments came after authorities in the United Kingdom last week said they thwarted a terror plot involving airplanes bound from Britain to the United States. Conspirators allegedly planned to blow up as many as 10 planes flying from Britain to the United States using liquid explosives, which the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's security equipment cannot detect in carry-on luggage. "We've done...
  • Elian Gonzalez, Grandpa Castro and Bill Clinton

    08/08/2006 6:53:58 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 777+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 08/08/06 | Jim Kouri
    A little Cuban boy named Elian, who in 1999 was scooped up by a federal SWAT team in Miami and shipped back to Cuba, is in the news again for the get well card he and his family sent to communist dictator Fidel Castro. The youngster addressed the 79-year-old as my "Dear Grandfather" and wished Castro a happy 80th birthday. For those not familiar with this child's story or for those who've forgotten, Elian Gonzalez was the center of one of the biggest news stories during the Clinton Administration. Not as big as Monica, but close. While escaping the communist...
  • Artifact: Kids Draw the Darnedest Things (Winning cartoon from ATF agent's kid evokes Waco massacre)

    08/05/2006 10:32:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies · 2,508+ views
    Reason ^ | July 2006 | Nick Gillespie
    Earlier this year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives posted the winners of their Kid’s Art Contest. The agency “requested artwork from ATF employees’ children under the age of 14 that depicted what they thought their parents did at work.” Pictured above is a winning entry drawn by a 6-year-old. Ostensibly a drawing of an ATF agent investigating a church arson, the image, especially the ambiguous child-like figure on the left side, eerily calls to mind the ATF’s central role in the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. That confrontation—which started with a bungled...
  • I'm bored, so I'll just CAPTION the Clinton LIEbrary (Wikipedia is fun)

    08/01/2006 2:53:45 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 12 replies · 636+ views
    01 AUG 06 | dcbryan1
    Be sure to add your favorite locations to: (Clinton Liebrary and Message Parlor, Little Rock, AR)
  • Waco Police arrest Secret Service agent

    07/27/2006 5:52:02 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 164 replies · 4,220+ views
    KCEN TV ^ | 07/26/2006
    Waco Police tasered and arrested a US Secret Service agent at a downtown Waco bar after a scuffle. The arrest affidavit say the dispute between the special agent and a bar manager at Crickets all got started. Police say there were reports that in the early morning hours of July 21, 30-year-old John Scott Lewis was being rude to some customers at Cricket's Bar and Grill. Lewis is a special agent with the US Secret Service and is from Crofton, Maryland. The report and Police say Lewis got into an argument with the manager and when the manager asked him...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.