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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...