Archive for March, 2011

Remember Afghanistan? It’s Not Going Away. The Damn Fool’s In The Big Muddy, Again.
March 29, 2011

Do you remember this, the last verse of Pete Seeger’s song:

Knee deep in the Big Muddy
And the fools keep yelling, Push on
Waist deep in the Big Muddy
And the damn fools keep yelling, Push on
Waist deep, neck deep
We’ll be drowning before too long
We’re neck deep in the Big Muddy
And the damn fools keep yelling to push on

Nothing much has changed if you believe Ray McGovern’s piece over at Common Dreams. Same fools, different names, same games.

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American Terror
March 26, 2011

March 26, 1997 Kalamazoo, MI

Militia activist Brendon Blasz is arrested in Kalamazoo, Mich., and charged with making pipe bombs and other illegal explosives. Prosecutors say Blasz plotted to bomb the federal building in Battle Creek, the IRS building in Portage, a Kalamazoo television station and federal armories. But they recommend leniency on his explosives conviction after Blasz, a member of the Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines, renounces his antigovernment beliefs and cooperates with them. He is sentenced to more than three years in federal prison and released in late 1999.

From:
The Second Wave: Return of the Militias
Southern Poverty Law Center Special Report

If You’re Poor In Minnesota, Having $20 Makes You A Criminal
March 23, 2011

Minnesota’s Governor Tim Pawlenty and his Republican legislators are trying to make it a crime for anyone on public welfare to have more than twenty dollars cash on them.

Pawlenty just announced he wants to be President of the United States. No doubt he’ll spend the next several months telling us what a good Christian and good American he is.

Perhaps he’ll run with the Koch houseboy from Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker, as his running mate. A matched pair of Republican Christian scum. The Republican philosophy: Suck up to the rich while kicking the poor and the workers who made possible the rich, and then piss on them.

The Lion can hardly wait to watch these guys justify their pathology while  clawing their way to the top of the pile of Republican shit that is American politics today.

Yowsah!

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American Terror
March 19, 2011

March 19, 2006 Utah 

U.S. Treasury agents in Utah arrest David J. D’Addabbo for allegedly threatening Internal Revenue Service employees with “death by firing squad” if they continued to try to collect taxes from him and his wife. D’Addabbo, who was reportedly carrying a Glock pistol, 40 rounds of ammunition and a switchblade knife when he was seized leaving a church service, allegedly wrote to the U.S. Tax Court that anyone attempting to collect taxes would be tried by a “jury of common people. You then could be found guilty of treason and immediately taken to a firing squad.” In August D’Addabbo pleads guilty to one charge of threatening a government agent in exchange for the dismissal of three other charges of threatening IRS agents. He is sentenced to time served and released the same year as his arrest.

From:
The Second Wave: Return of the Militias
Southern Poverty Law Center Special Report

American Terror
March 18, 2011

March 18, 1998 Michigan 

Three members of the North American Militia of Southwestern Michigan are arrested on firearms and other charges. Prosecutors say the men conspired to bomb federal buildings, a Kalamazoo television station and an interstate highway interchange, kill federal agents, assassinate politicians and attack aircraft at a National Guard base — attacks that were all to be funded by marijuana sales. The group’s leader, Ken Carter, is a self-described member of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations. Carter pleads guilty, testifies against his former comrades, and is sentenced to five years in prison. The others, Randy Graham and Bradford Metcalf, go to trial and are ultimately handed sentences of 40 and 55 years, respectively. Carter is released from prison in 2002.

From:
The Second Wave: Return of the Militias
Southern Poverty Law Center Special Report

Teachers Strike Back… Hard!
March 17, 2011

 

Australian Teachers Teaching…

Your Government Is Kicking Sand In Your Face…
March 16, 2011

 

Thanks to Moe at Whatever Works

Stupid Government Tricks
March 13, 2011

 

Beware the ICEman, he cometh to a web site near you…

 

Molly, R.I.P. 03.10.2011
March 10, 2011

 

Molly

 

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She was nine years old, way too young, and she was sweet and neurotic and lovable and I loved her.

She died peacefully at the vet’s.

American Terror
March 9, 2011

March 9, 2000 Texas 

Federal agents arrest Mark Wayne McCool, the one-time leader of the Texas Militia and Combined Action Program, as he allegedly makes plans to attack the Houston federal building. McCool, who was arrested after buying powerful C-4 plastic explosives and an automatic weapon from an undercover FBI agent, earlier plotted to attack the federal building with a member of his own group and a member of the antigovernment Republic of Texas, but those two men eventually abandoned the plot. McCool, however, remained convinced the UN had stored a cache of military materiel in the building. In the end, he pleads guilty to federal charges that bring him just six months in jail.

From:
The Second Wave: Return of the Militias
Southern Poverty Law Center Special Report