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  • Remember Ruby Ridge

    08/21/2013 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Sopater · 36 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | Aug. 21, 2002 | Tim Lynch
    “Ruby Ridge” used to refer to a geographical location in the state of Idaho, but after an incident that took place there 10 years ago on Aug. 21, the phrase has come to refer to a scandalous series of events that opened the eyes of many people to the inner workings of the federal government, including the vaunted Federal Bureau of Investigation. Now that 10 years have passed, the feds will accelerate their ongoing effort to “move forward” and have the scandal declared “ancient history.” But the Ruby Ridge episode should not be soon forgotten.On August 21, 1992 a paramilitary...
  • Earl Weaver, 82, dies while on cruise

    01/19/2013 7:46:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies news services ^ | January 19, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- Earl Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says. He was 82. Weaver was traveling on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean when he collapsed in his room with wife, Maryanne, at his side on the cruise's ship at about 2 a.m. Saturday, the New York Daily News reported. Weaver never regained consciousness, the report said.
  • Weaver's historic night a family affair

    05/03/2012 7:01:21 AM PDT · by doug from upland
    mlb ^ | 5-2012 | lyle spencer
    Weaver's historic night a family affair ANAHEIM -- This is why Jered Weaver elected to stay with the Angels, turning his back on the prospect of a free-agency windfall next winter. With Dave and Gail Weaver, his parents, and Kristin, his wife, in attendance and cheering every delivery, Weaver unleashed his first no-hitter on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, silencing the Twins, 9-0, by facing two over the minimum. "That was a major part of it, to stay at home, to have the comfort of my family and friends," Weaver said, referring to his decision to sign a five-year, $85...
  • Tim Cahill camp shocker

    09/24/2010 7:22:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/24/10 | Dave Wedge
    Top strategist quits, fears re-election of Deval Patrick Treasurer Tim Cahills floundering gubernatorial bid suffered another huge blow last night when his top strategist quit, saying the independent candidates slim hopes are only hurting Republican Charlie Bakers chances. We have to deal with reality as it is and not the way it ought to be, said John Weaver, a national GOP powerbroker who quit Cahills campaign last night. I would prefer Tim Cahill be the next governor. Thats not going to happen. Weaver, who helped orchestrate U.S. Sen. John McCains 2000 presidential bid, told the Herald the move was not...
  • GOP presidential candidates lying low (McCain advisors say there is "no obvious front-runner")

    09/12/2010 7:32:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | 2010-09-12
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates seem to be playing a game of chicken, with contenders waiting for someone to move first, observers said. Some 2012 GOP hopefuls this year seem more reticent about promoting themselves before the midterms in November while others are keeping mum for more strategic reasons, Politico reported Sunday. GOP 2008 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former Republican National Committee chief and current Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels are among those who are jockeying behind the scenes, leaving Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty virtually...
  • Aftermath'--William Shatner interviews Ruby Ridge massacre survivor

    09/08/2010 1:45:28 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 120 replies · 2+ views ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    This report delineates the various atrocities--and their consequences--committed at the hands of a rogue federal government. The gist of the atrocities committed in the government-initiated massacre can be summed up in the words of the FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson, who wrote the following memo at the time: 'Memo: OPR 004477 Something to Consider 1. Charge against Weaver is Bull $@it. 2. No one saw Weaver do any shooting. 3. Vicki has no charges against her. 4. Weaver's defense. He ran down the hill to see what dog was barking at. Some guys in camys shot his dog. Started...
  • Ruby Ridge survivor learns to forgive

    09/03/2010 5:42:49 AM PDT · by PeteFromMontana · 65 replies
    The Daily Interlake ^ | 9/3/2010 | CALEB SOPTELEAN
    Sara Weaver-Balter has forgiven the federal agents who shot and killed her mother and brother 18 years ago on Idahos Ruby Ridge.
  • Palin's persistent grassroots popularity chafes key Republican strategists (RINOs)

    10/08/2009 7:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies · 3,377+ views
    Google News / The Canadian Press ^ | October 8, 2009 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    She's poised to become the best-selling author in the United States, has a devoted base of conservative supporters and is considered a front-runner to lead the Republicans into the next election in 2012 - and yet key party strategists are tormented by the popularity of Sarah Palin. The very notion of a Palin candidacy has been derided in recent days by some of the brightest minds in the Republican party even as the former governor of Alaska outlines her policies on Afghanistan, energy and other issues of national importance. "Were she to be the nominee, we could have a catastrophic...
  • Watch the Sacramento Tea Party live - August 28, 2009

    08/28/2009 12:03:23 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 1,112+ views
    This event is shaping up to be great with Congressman Tom McClintock, Congressman Nunes, Assemblyman Dan Logue, Jon Coupal, Mark Meckler and lots of other great taxfighters all scheduled to speak. Be sure to tune in!
  • 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.
  • The NY Times McCain Hit-Piece: the key is Weaver

    02/21/2008 12:06:32 PM PST · by WL-law · 18 replies · 160+ views
    self | 2-21-08 | WL-Law
    Claims that the charges against McCain are unsourced leave out one source that is prominently mentioned: John Weaver.So who is he, and can he be believed? I recall that Weavers name was directly associated with the stories, delivered to the press in the 2004 Bush-Kerry contest, that McCain was flirting with an offer floated by Kerry to become Kerrys running mate. In the retelling of that story by the Kerry people, the person who is square in the middle of the discussions and negotiations was -- John Weaver. When McCains campaign was imploding, back in the fall 07, because...
  • Former McCain aide speaks out on Times report

    02/21/2008 7:30:50 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 48 replies · 172+ views ^ | 02/21/08 | cnn
    (CNN) Former McCain political adviser John Weaver confirms to CNN that he did approach lobbyist Vicki Iseman about eight years ago, during McCains first presidential run, and told her she was threatening to undermine the heart of McCains campaign that he is a reformer. Weaver says he arranged the meeting with Iseman first reported by the New York Times out of concern that she was telling people around town she was getting access to, and had influence with, McCain that Weaver says she did not have. But Weaver insists he never talked to or asked Iseman...
  • Weaver's death accidental (cop kills cop, No charges filed)

    10/04/2007 6:56:16 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 12 replies · 568+ views
    post-tribune ^ | October 4, 2007 | Jon Seidel Post
    GARY -- The death of a Gary reserve police officer has been ruled accidental by the Hammond Police Department. Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller said an "accidental firearms discharge" killed Kevin Weaver, 49, at Deb's Gun Range in Hammond on Saturday. "There was no criminal intent," Miller said. Miller said his officers will be sending the results of their investigation to the Lake County prosecutor's office and the Gary Police Department. Weaver went to the shooting range this weekend with several reserve officers from Gary to practice for an upcoming qualification test. At about 3 p.m., police said, reserve officer...
  • The Secret Rulers of the World: The Legend of Ruby Ridge

    03/17/2007 7:32:42 AM PDT · by amchugh · 379 replies · 7,211+ views
    This is one part of a five part series done for BBC Channel 4. It focusses on Ruby Ridge and the Weaver family, with some digression into seperatists, conspiracy theorists, etc...
  • Ky, Congressman Ron Lewis call on opponent Weaver to leave race.

    10/14/2006 7:54:06 PM PDT · by cquiggy · 6 replies · 965+ views
    HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU ^ | Posted on Sat, Oct. 14, 2006 | By John Stamper And Ryan Alessi
    News Posted on Sat, Oct. 14, 2006 ELECTION 2006 Lewis calls on Weaver to leave race Cites 1991 guard officer firing scandal By John Stamper And Ryan Alessi HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU FRANKFORT - U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis called yesterday for Democratic opponent Mike Weaver to withdraw from the race for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District seat, given Weaver's role in a 14-year-old Kentucky National Guard scandal that led to a prison sentence for Weaver's former boss. Lewis released a television ad calling Weaver, a retired Army colonel, "not fit for duty in Congress." "This was dirty politics that Mr. Weaver was...
  • The Short, Violent Life of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    06/09/2006 8:28:59 PM PDT · by tbird5 · 41 replies · 1,304+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | July/August 2006 | Mary Anne Weaver
    On a cold and blustery evening in December 1989, Huthaifa Azzam, the teenage son of the legendary Jordanian-Palestinian mujahideen leader Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, went to the airport in Peshawar, Pakistan, to welcome a group of young men. All were new recruits, largely from Jordan, and they had come to fight in a fratricidal civil war in neighboring Afghanistanan outgrowth of the CIA-financed jihad of the 1980s against the Soviet occupation there. The men were scruffy, Huthaifa mused as he greeted them, and seemed hardly in battle-ready form. Some had just been released from prison; others were professors and sheikhs. None...
  • Wrestling parents say Tech misled

    05/19/2006 11:22:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jim Reedy
    Parents of the five Virginia Tech wrestlers who plan to follow former coach Tom Brands to Iowa say Tech athletic director Jim Weaver's decision to deny their sons immediate transfer releases flies in the face of a promise he made during the recruiting process. Brent Metcalf, Joe Slaton, Dan LeClere, Jay Borschel and T.H. Leet -- all of whom redshirted as freshmen last season -- plan to enroll at Iowa but will lose a year of NCAA eligibility unless Virginia Tech releases them from their scholarship obligations. The fathers of Iowa natives Slaton, LeClere and Borschel said Weaver promised to...
  • Maybe Bush is better than Clinton

    04/18/2006 9:57:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 2,929+ views
    Mountain Mail ^ | 4/18/2006 | Bret M. Collyer
    I have a few thoughts for you in response to some letters of late. The voices now crying for the impeachment of Bush were silent during Waco, Elian Gonzales and the first World Trade Center attack, Ruby Ridge and the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. Their favorite president presided over the the largest bubble burst in U.S. economic history (DOT.COM). China, India and Pakistan get nukes. The U.S. bombed Yugoslavia for weeks; hit the Chinese embassy and killed thousands of untold civilians. The U.S. did a lot of bombing from 30,000 feet because Clinton was afraid to lose one soldier....
  • Dennis Weaver, "McCloud" has died

    02/27/2006 9:38:02 AM PST · by Lizavetta · 194 replies · 5,593+ views
    Just heard on the radio......
  • The Heart of a Conservative

    02/06/2006 6:13:50 AM PST · by TPartyType · 89 replies · 1,465+ views
    2/6/2006 | self
    Men have been much more disposed to vex and oppress one another than to cooperate for their common good. So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts."James Madison, Federalist Papers Can we be honest, FRiends? Hannity has a point; many FReepers do pride themselves on chewing up and spitting out others. We do "eat our own." Couldn't we all profit from applying more often Stephen Covey's aphorism: "first understand,...
  • Hillary Clinton is an expert on The Plantation!

    01/26/2006 6:35:11 PM PST · by livesbygrace · 63 replies · 1,935+ views
    The Village News ^ | 1/26/2006 | Mason Weaver
    As a Black Conservative author of Its OK to Leave the Plantation I understand why Hillary Clinton used the plantation in a recent speech. Hillary Clintons use of the word plantation was appropriate for the democratic Senator from New York. As a member of the Democratic Party, Clinton is an expert on plantation management and the plantation Mentality. It was the Democratic Party that fought to keep slavery legal, supported the south during the civil war and supported the formation of the Klan. It was the Democratic Party that passed the Fugitive Slave Act, Black Codes, Missouri Compromise and the...
  • Police allege parents aided fugitive(murder suspect helped by dean emeritus at U of MN)

    04/27/2005 7:30:37 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 484+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-27-05 | SHANNON PRATHER
    When murder suspect Gordon Weaver skipped out on $300,000 bail while awaiting trial in the 1999 death of his wife, Jean, the fugitive White Bear Lake businessman reportedly turned to "the only two people from my past I can trust." In a new twist in the case, White Bear Lake police detail, in a series of reports, how they believe Weaver sought help from his parents, and how Lawrence and Delores Weaver helped their fugitive son, who used the alias David Carson, avoid capture for four years.
  • Justice Weaver's resignation could open doors for Democratic judges (Mich. Supremes)

    01/15/2005 11:50:11 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 698+ views
    Booth Newspapers ^ | 1-15-04 | Peter Luke
    Justice Weaver's resignation could open doors for Democratic judges Saturday, January 15, 2005 By Peter Luke Lansing Bureau LANSING -- Republicans miffed at Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver's resignation say her departure from the bench could start a chain reaction of court appointees, providing even greater political benefit to Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The GOP helped Weaver win re-election just two years ago. Weaver announced Thursday that she would resign Oct. 1, opening up a seat for a third Democrat on Michigan's highest court, to be appointed by Granholm. One Republican judge who declined to be identified said Friday that...
  • What Money Can't Buy (Education Improvements)

    07/30/2004 5:04:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 430+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 30, 2004 | Editorial
    Reg Weaver, President of the National Education Association, took to the podium in Boston this week to say that John Kerry was his man. And why not? Nearly one in 10 of the delegates to this week's Democratic convention belongs to a teachers union. ... The little scheduling snafu notwithstanding, if you're a teachers union leader, what's not to like in a candidate who has called for "fully funding education, no questions asked?" ... When we cross-referenced spending increases with the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading scores, we found virtually no link between spending and performance. ... Surely it's...
  • Body Found at Oregon Kidnap Suspect's Home

    08/24/2002 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slimer · 1 replies · 255+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 08/24/2002 | KATU.com2
    Body Found at Oregon Kidnap Suspect's Home Body found in shed on property. Not yet I.D. Link to Story