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thepoliticalfreakshow:

While the NFL was getting reamed for the weak punishment it handed down to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for allegedly beating his then-fiancée unconscious — a two-game suspension, really? — baseball’s Minnesota Twins dealt with a similar issue in a way that should make its fans proud.

In a month’s time, four-time All-Star and Twins legend Chuck Knoblauch was scheduled to be inducted in the club’s Hall of Fame prior to a game at Target Field. But on Thursday, the organization announced it was canceling the event.

That’s because the previous night Knoblauch had been arrested for allegedly attacking his ex-wife by throwing her head into the wall and hitting her in the arm and chest.

The reason for the former athlete’s anger? His ex-wife told police that he was upset that she had not been sleeping in the same bedroom as their child.

This isn’t the first accusation of domestic abuse levied against Knoblauch. He had previously been sentenced to a year of probation for abusing his previous wife in 2010.

At first glance, one might think that by canceling the Hall of Fame ceremony the Twins were just recognizing the poor timing of the event and would instead wait to induct Knoblauch once the uproar had died down.

That doesn’t appear to be the case.

"There are no plans to reschedule," Twins President Dave St. Peter said on Thursday.

St. Peter wouldn’t rule out Knoblauch ever being inducted: “Never is a strong word,” he allowed. Still, he explained that the club has no intention of honoring the former second baseman.

The prior generation of baseball stars (including longtime Knoblauch teammate Kirby Puckett) may have been able to largely get away with domestic abuse allegations, just like Rice escaped with a slap on the wrist this week.

Yet that’s not the case for Knoblauch. And rightly so.

Source: R.J. Rico for Mic

thepoliticalfreakshow:

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin in a trial last July but in the year since, Zimmerman has fallen into a prison of debt that has reportedly left him penniless.

It was in July of 2013 that a Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman of charges that he murdered Martin during a scuffle in a gated community in Sanford. The 30-year-old former Neighborhood Watch volunteer mistook Martin for a burglar and the two got into a scuffle that ended with Zimmerman firing a fatal shot into Martin’s chest.

Though he remains free, George Zimmerman has had his share of troubles since the acquittal. His estranged wife called the police on Zimmerman last year, claiming that he threatened her with a gun. Divorce records filed in Florida also show that Zimmerman was left with astronomical legal fees after the trial and no home to call his own.

Trayvon Memorial

Candlelight Memorial Service for Trayvon Martin.

According to records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman reported just $14,000 in assets — his pickup truck — while listing $2.5 million in legal bills.

The paperwork indicated that George Zimmerman has no job, pays nothing for rent or a mortgage, and is without health insurance.

The Orlando Sentinel reported:

“He spends $350 a month for medical care plus $200 a month for psychological, psychiatric or mental health counseling. He also spends $100 a month on vacations.”

“Zimmerman’s legal defense fund, which raised more than $400,000, now has a balance of $300, according to the affidavit.”

“It is not clear what happened to any money he earned from the sale of a painting on eBay in December. The winning bid was $100,000. There is no mention of it in his affidavit.”

Zimmerman also just lost a chance for some financial reparations. He had filed a lawsuit against NBC, claiming that the network altered the audio of a 911 call to make him sound like a racist.

George Zimmerman had claimed that NBC deliberately edited the recording to make it sound like he suspected Trayvon Martin of being a criminal simply because he was black, but a judge ruled that he could not prove the editing “resulted in a materially false change in the meaning of what he actually said.”

Although he may have escaped prison for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman will continue to live with the negative consequences of his actions, no doubt for the rest of his life.

As officers of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department withdrew from Cliven Bundy’s Bunkerville, Nev., ranch on April 12, the question had to be asked: How could a scofflaw like Bundy, who owes more than $1 million in grazing fees but was backed up by hundreds of armed antigovernment zealots, manage to run off federal officials who clearly were in the right for seizing Bundy’s cows as payment for what he owes? The standoff very nearly ended in bloodshed, as large numbers of Bundy supporters pointed their weapons at law enforcement officials, a felony that is now under investigation by the FBI. The BLM wisely withdrew, avoiding possible violence.

The Bundy standoff has invigorated an extremist movement that exploded when President Obama was elected, going from some 150 groups in 2008 to more than 1,000 last year. Though the movement has waxed and waned over the last three decades, antigovernment extremists have long pushed, most fiercely during Democratic administrations, rabid conspiracy theories about a nefarious New World Order, a socialist, gun-grabbing federal government and the evils of federal law enforcement. Today’s disputes with federal authority, many long simmering, are an extension of the earlier right-wing Sagebrush Rebellion, Wise Use and “county supremacy” movements.


After the climbdown: Militiamen and other supporters of Cliven Bundy head for the corral where government agents were holding the Nevadan’s cattle. Minutes later, the animals were freed. (Ryan Lenz)

Since 2009, there have been 17 shooting incidents between antigovernment extremists and law enforcement. In 2010, a father-and-son team of sovereign citizens, who believe that the law doesn’t apply to them, executed two Arkansas police officers during a traffic stop, and a California extremist shot and injured two state troopers. Another extremist in Texas tried to kill two sheriff’s deputies. Similar incidents have happened since, some ending in loss of life.

For those harboring deep hatred of the federal government, the BLM pullout was seen as a dramatic victory, one instance where the armed radicals of the right stared through their own gunsights at the gun barrels of law enforcement officials and won. Rather than being condemned, their actions garnered the support of numerous politicians, including the governor of Nevada and commentators like Fox News’ Sean Hannity — a truly repulsive spectacle. This pandering to the far right by both politicians and media figures ended in a hurry, however, when Bundy engaged in racist blather about “the Negro.” Racism was crossing a line, apparently, but the calls from the ranch for revolution and outright defiance of federal law enforcement seemed to be just fine with the Hannitys of the world.

The fallout from the BLM stand down is very troubling: an even more emboldened antigovernment movement. Just in the months since the Bundy “victory,” tense standoffs between the BLM and antigovernment activists have taken place across the West — in Idaho, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The scariest incident happened in Utah, where two men pointed a handgun at a BLM worker in a marked federal vehicle while holding up a sign that said, “You need to die.”

Although these situations have not yet led to violence, a recent encounter with two Bundy supporters ended with three dead.

In early June, two rabid government haters who spent time at the ranch, Jerad and Amanda Miller, strolled into a Las Vegas pizza parlor, walked past a pair of police officers eating lunch, turned and executed the two men. Leaving a Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, a note saying the revolution had begun and a swastika on the officers’ bodies, the couple went on to murder another man before dying in a shootout with police.


Jerad and Amanda Miller, who had a certain fondness for dressing up as comic villains, murdered three people, including two police officers, after briefly joining Bundy supporters during their standoff with authorities.

Not long after the shooting, we called Sheriff Richard Mack, a prominent anti-federal government activist who had been at the Bundy ranch, to ask him about Jerad Miller. Mack and Miller had been photographed together at a Feb. 8 debate for libertarian sheriff’s candidates held in Clark County, Nev. A surprised Mack told the SPLC, “Oh, no,” adding, “I was afraid that [Miller] might have been at the Bundy ranch. As soon as I heard about it, I was afraid of that.”

Why the surprise? Bogus political theories and conspiracy-mongering by the likes of Mack are clearly encouraging an increasingly enraged movement. That Miller would be drawn to the Bundy ranch — the movement’s latest flashpoint — should have come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the movement’s tactics or its rhetoric.

What is puzzling is why the BLM allowed Bundy to get away for 20 years without paying grazing fees that all other ranchers pay. And what is equally surprising is the almost amateurish way the BLM finally moved against Bundy. What both point to is a failure of the federal government to come to terms with the true nature of the war in the West.

Cliven Bundy may have faded from public view, but the movement that spawned him is boiling. Government officials need to understand what motivates this movement because the Millers will not be the last to demonstrate their antigovernment rage with bullets. Law enforcement officials also need training on a movement that increasingly targets them. Two decades after the Waco debacle, federal officials continue to struggle with their approach to radical right extremists. What they learned from Waco was that a heavy-handed approach risks a major loss of life. Yet, allowing the antigovernment movement to flout the law at gunpoint is surely not the answer.

The recent announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder that the Justice Department is reviving its Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee is welcome news. The committee was established after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and was instrumental in bringing swift prosecutions that stemmed the tide of hardcore antigovernment activity; it should never have been allowed to become moribund after the 9/11 attacks. The militiamen and others who pointed their weapons at BLM and Las Vegas officers need to face criminal prosecution because the rule of law must be enforced or it will be challenged again.

But swift prosecutions are only part of the answer. The Justice Department is a law enforcement agency, not an intelligence-gathering one. To help law enforcement at all levels, the Department of Homeland Security must put more resources into assessing the threat of non-Islamic domestic terrorism. The unit with the primary responsibility for that task was allowed to wither in the face of conservative criticism following the leak of a 2009 report on the resurgent threat from the far right. That, too, should never have been allowed to happen.

Finally, politicians and media pundits need to be called out when they troll for votes or ratings with irresponsible rhetoric. The standoff at the Bundy ranch was news. But Cliven Bundy was certainly no hero. Treating him as such simply emboldens others like him.

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H/T: SPLC Publications

Joseph Francis Farah, a leading ‘birther’ who runs the right-wing, conspiracy website WorldNetDaily, was reportedly caught by TSA agents on Sunday with a loaded .38-caliber revolver in his carry-on bag as he passed through security at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.

Farah, who denounced TSA screening practices in a 2010 column, faces a class 1 misdemeanor charge for carrying a gun in an airport terminal, according to a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He was released pending a summons.

The Washington Post first reported the incident yesterday but described the individual in question as Joseph Farah, 49, of Centreville, Va. Hatewatch confirmed with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority today that in fact Joseph Francis Farah, who is 59, was cited for the weapon charge.

Joseph Farah on Infowars

Joseph Farah on Infowars

Farah founded WorldNetDaily with his wife in 1997 and serves as publisher and editor-in-chief. The site is a leading platform for far-rightfringe conspiracy theories, particularly about President Obama.

Farah and arch-birther Jerome Corsi have used the site to spin wild conspiracies about the president.Corsi not only claims that Obama was born overseas but that he’s gay and Muslim and may have orchestrated the murder of his former gay lovers.

WorldNetDaily, among other things, has blamed gays for the Holocaust, promoted the idea that white Americans should gather together and secede, predicted Obama would meet in person with Osama bin Laden if elected and said that LGBT people seek the “active recruitment of children.” Notably, Farah argued last year that Obama’s proposals to fight gun violence could lead to “mass-murdering tyranny.”

And in a 2010 column entitled “My own little TSA mini-nightmare,” Farah denounced what he described as TSA’s “systematic violations of Americans’ constitutional rights.” He described pat-downs as “gate rape” and said the full body scanners perform “virtual strip searches.”

Farah, who said at the time that he was avoiding flying until TSA changed its procedures, had purchased a “brand new, expensive rolling bag” and was outraged when he saw that “the zipper had been broken off.” He found two TSA inspection notices inside the bag from TSA. And get this, they didn’t even sort and repack his clothes just so:

I had carefully folded my clothes before placing them in my bag. I had carefully separated the clean clothes from the dirty clothes. But what I found in my bag was that someone had pulled everything out and then stuffed it all back in with little regard for my future cleaning and laundering bills.

Farah apparently takes packing very seriously and has thought a great deal about TSA’s screening practices. One wonders then what he was doing with a loaded revolver in his carry-on luggage. Regardless, he just illustrated why we have TSA screenings in the first place.

h/t: Josh Glasstetter at SPLC Hatewatch blog

O.J. Simpson police chase 06.17.1994 in full.  

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was 3, nearing 4 at the time of the incident, so I have very little recollection on the chase. 

H/T: Danny Wicentowski at Daily RFT

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Jerad and Amanda Miller had lived in Nevada for only five months, but the couple quickly established political ties in their new state before gunning down two police officers and a bystander in Las Vegas.

The couple each claimed in social media that they moved from Indiana to support the gubernatorial campaign of David Lory VanDerBeek, who said he had spoken to them five times at campaign events and communicated with them through social media and text messages, although not for at least two months.

VanDerBeek told The Raw Story that the Millers seemed to “a nice, loving couple” who were always friendly and polite to others, but he admits he found it strange they would move to another state without jobs or other plans.

He suspects his criticism of some police tactics — such as no-knock raids — resonated with the Millers.

“There are lots of great cops, and there are those who are overly aggressive and act outside the bounds of what Americans would normally consider,” said VanDerBeek, adding that police officers who burst into private homes without warning put themselves in danger of getting shot by homeowners.

VanDerBeek, a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, said he suspected Jerad Miller might have suffered from mental illness, which he said would have been made worse if he was using illegal drugs.

“I wish I could have had more access to them,” said VanDerBeek, who is trained to steer people with mental health issues toward the resources they need.

Police said the couple shot and killed two police officers at close range and a man who planned to use his legally carried concealed weapon to stop them. Officers killed Jerad Miller during a shootout and Amanda Miller apparently shot herself.

“It doesn’t make sense to me,” VanDerBeek said. “They couldn’t even get a gun at the Bundy ranch, so how did they get all these weapons?”

Police have not said how Jerad Miller, a convicted felon, and his wife purchased the weapons used in Sunday’s shooting spree, but they told another Nevada candidate they sold all their belongings for equipment needed to join the ranch standoff.

Howard Scheff, another American Independent candidate, said he met the couple in March, at a rally against Common Core, and saw them again the following month at another rally and then at the Bundy ranch.

Amanda Miller had legally purchased a shotgun and semiautomatic pistol carried by her husband, Scheff said, and she carried a revolver.

Scheff, who’s running for the District 42 seat in the Nevada statehouse, said he liked the couple, who were about the same age as his own children, but he quickly realized Jerad Miller could not remain at the ranch.

He learned that Jerad Miller was a convicted felon, although he continued to carry guns – including an AR-15 someone had loaned him during a patrol shift – and he received a disturbing text during a visit home to Las Vegas.

“’You need to get back here, it’s going down,’” Scheff said Jerad Miller told him in the message. “’They’ve got drones in the sky, they’ve got guys coming in to attack us.’”

Scheff said he called the Bundy family, who said nothing had changed since he left the ranch, and he found Jerad Miller even more “amped up” when he returned.

“’I’m going over to the (Bureau of Land Management) base camp to get this started,’” he said Jerad Miller told him.

Scheff brought his concerns to militia members who had been handling security during the standoff, and they agreed to tell Jerad Miller he had failed a background check.

“They just told them to leave, and he cried – hysterically cried, so emotional my heart broke,” Scheff said. “He wanted to do the right thing, but he didn’t know how to do that.”

Scheff and the militia members offered to put the couple up in a hotel in Mesquite to act as their “eyes and ears” there, but the Millers instead went back to Las Vegas.

“I believe Jerad was looking for a place,” Scheff said. “He wanted to make a difference, he wanted to leave a mark. He was looking for someplace to belong.”

He reached out to the Millers a couple of weeks later, in early May, and offered a ride to see Cliven Bundy speak at an Independent American Party event, but Scheff said the couple never replied.

Scheff said he was more concerned that Jerad Miller’s status as a felon would reflect poorly on other Bundy supporters, and he never seriously considered the younger man might be violent.

“Before the day before yesterday, did you know he was a killer?” he said.

The couple had said they believed the Bundy ranch standoff was the start of a revolution, and they announced during their shooting spree that their actions were the start of a revolution.

VanDerBeek, who admitted he’s been described in media accounts as a conspiracy theorist, said he isn’t interested in “revolution,” but rather in “constitutional restoration.”

“I’m open to discuss conspiratorial issues with anyone, but a lot of that crowd can be crackpots,” VanDerBeek said before comparing the Obama administration to Nazis.

The American Independent Party mentioned revolution in a Facebook post on the shootings.

“More than likely there will be a revolution or civil war, but this is not how it needs to happen,”posted the American Independent Party. “We should pick up arms only as a last resort and only in self-defense. This was neither — it was murder. If there is to be shooting, let the enemy fire the first shot, not us.”

The group complained that media accounts compared conspiracy theorists to murderers, and then followed that post with another linking to a New York Times article on the increasing militarization of local police departments.

“Remember that standing army our Founders warned us about? This is it,” the party warned on its Facebook page.

Jerad and Amanda Miller also sought ties to Gordon Martines, a former Las Vegas police detective running for sheriff of Clark County – where Bundy lives – who has vowed not to send law-abiding citizens to FEMA-operated camps.

“The shooters came to Nevada and reached out to our campaign to work and we had to deny their involvement after getting to know them and finding out their background and drug use was counter productive to our goals and beliefs,” the Martines campaign posted on Facebook. “It is sad and inconceivable that anyone would take lives in this manner and we send out our prayers and condolences to all family and friends of the fallen.”

Martines, who has also promised not to enforce Clark County’s handgun registration laws, took part in a Feb. 8 debate hosted by former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack – who posed for a photo with Jerad Miller.

Mack, who is a hero in the posse comitatus movement, said he was “shocked” to learn of Jerad Miller’s political ties.

“Oh, no. I was afraid that he might have been at the Bundy ranch,” Mack said. “As soon as I heard about it, I was afraid of that.”

Other groups for which the Millers expressed support denounced their actions.

“TTPC has always supported members of law enforcement and the military who honor their oath,”posted The Three Percenters Club. “The recent shooting was nothing more than premeditated murder by two cowards. TTPC does not condone these types of actions, nor will we ever. It is unfortunate that true patriot groups do have ‘bad apples’ amongst them, as all groups do. Do not allow yourselves to be drawn in by these hate mongering extremists.”

Patriot Nation blasted liberals for linking “right-wing pages” such as their own in connection with the shooting, claiming that the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag and swastika symbols left with the officers’ bodies show the Millers were “unstable psychopaths.”

“The Gadsden flag and the Nazi flag are at two different ends of the political spectrum, with the Gadsden symbolizing liberty and the Nazi symbolizing genocide and oppression,” Patriot Nation posted. “The fact that both were found to be in possession is a clear indication of the misguided state of mind these two individuals had.”

Jerad and Amanda Miller expressed admiration for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and apparently posted on his InfoWars website, and the talk radio host complained about media coverage linking him to the shootings – which he claimed were a false flag operation carried about by the government.

“We are in the middle of a globalist revolution against this country right now, and my gut tells me that the cold-blood degenerate evil killing of two police officers and a citizen in Las Vegas yesterday is absolutely staged,” Jones said.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda Miller recently carried out a brutal attack in the name of Freedumb that left two police officers and one civilian dead. The killing spree began in a Las Vegas Cici’s Pizza, where the couple fatally shot two Las Vegas police officers as they were enjoying lunch. The Millers draped the bodies of the murdered officers with Gadsden flags, stripped their weapons and ammo, and headed across the street to Walmart, where they shot and killed a woman before taking their own lives.

It has since been revealed that the two were linked to the Bundy Ranch. The couple left behind numerous interviews they conducted at the ranch, and footage has surfaced of Jerad Miller speaking to a news crew during the “Battle of Bunkerville.”

Miller even posted a cherished photograph of  himself standing with former Sheriff Richard Mack, who revealed the Bundy terrorists’ plan to use women as human shields if shooting began.

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What went wrong? Background checks. Bundy security happened. The Millers were told to leave because Jerad is a felon, according to the domestic terrorist’s Google+ profile.

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A man who gunned down two police officers and a woman Sunday in Las Vegas left behind social media postings that show his concerns over Benghazi, chemtrails, gun control laws, and the government’s treatment of rancher Cliven Bundy.

Neighbors identified Jerad and Amanda Miller as the suspects who shot the officers execution-style as they ate lunch at a pizza restaurant, and then shot a woman outside a Walmart in the same plaza.

The couple’s apartment was searched Monday morning, and authorities in Lafayette, Indiana,confirmed that Las Vegas police had contacted them about the case.

Witnesses said the couple announced the shootings were the start of a revolution and draped the victims’ bodies with American Revolution-era Gadsden flags — bearing the slogan “Don’t tread on me” — that have become symbols of the Tea Party movement.

The couple exchanged gunfire with police as they pursued them into the store, but Amanda Miller apparently shot her husband to death before turning the gun on herself.

Jerad Miller’s last Facebook post, made Saturday, hinted at the couple’s plans.

“The dawn of a new day. May all of our coming sacrifices be worth it,” he posted.

A shirtless, crying Jerad Miller posted a video in July 2013 professing his love for Amanda Miller before he began serving a jail term.

“I’m going to miss your smile and your laugh, and the way you can always bring a smile to my face eventually, no matter how crabby of a mood I’m in because of the New World Order and sh-t,” he said. “I just wish we could wake up our families, I wish we could live in a happy-go-lucky world and not have to worry about none of this. I wish we didn’t have to go through this sh-t, but we do.”

Neighbors said Jerad Miller claimed he had gone to the Bundy ranch but was asked to leave, and he made similar claims on YouTube.

“I was out there but they told me and my wife to leave because I am a felon,” Miller commented April 19. “They don’t seem to understand that they are all felons now for intimidating law enforcement with deadly weapons. So don’t tell you that they need people. We sold everything we had to buy supplies and quit our jobs to be there 24/7. How dare you ask for help and shun us dedicated patriots!”

Amanda Miller set stricter privacy settings than her husband on her own Facebook page, although publicly available photos show the couple dressed as the Joker and Harley Quinn and visiting various sites along the Las Vegas Strip.

Jerad Amanda Miller Joker cosplay

Another photo shows Amanda Miller holding a pair of books — “Shooter’s Bible” and “Extreme Survival” — she received last Christmas from her grandmother, and she posted a pair of photos of herself firing an AK-47 at a shooting range in December.

Her photos also document the couple’s January move from Indiana to Nevada, where Jerad Miller worked as a street performer. Amanda Miller indicated on Facebook that he had previously rented costumes until his boss was arrested, so the couple made their own costumes and dressed up as the comic book villains to earn tips from tourists.

Jerad Miller outlined his political views, which were largely based on conspiracy theories promoted by Fox News and Alex Jones, in his social media postings, and he posted frequently about firearms and violent revolution.

“We can hope for peace,” he posted June 2. “We must, however, prepare for war. We face an enemy that is not only well funded, but who believe they fight for freedom and justice. Those of us who know the truth and dare speak it, know that the enemy we face are indeed our brothers. Even though they share the same masters as we all do. They fail to recognize the chains that bind them. To stop this oppression, I fear, can only be accomplished with bloodshed.”

He shared a viral image suggesting the U.S. trade five Democratic lawmakers for a U.S. Marine who has been held for two months on weapons charges in Mexico after crossing the border with legally purchased firearms – a suggestion jokingly made last week by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

Jerad Miller also shared a post by David Lory VanDerBeek, the Independent American Party candidate for Nevada governor, that suggested last month’s fatal shooting spree near the University of California, Santa Barbara, was a “false flag” operation enacted by the government to suppress gun rights.

“I see Obama’s Socialist agenda of anti-2nd Amendment, pro-amnesty, Agenda 21 de-industrialization is in trouble,” VanDerBeek posted. “They need to grease the wheels of fear and politicizing a shooting in CA is not going to do it. People become numbed to the politics of shootings.”

That shooting spree, which left seven people dead and another seven wounded, prompted Jerad Miller to share a viral image that described that gunman as a liberal.

“So yet another liberal left-wing wack job goes on yet another fatal mass shooting spree because he couldn’t get laid and that’s the NRA’s fault???” the caption reads. “Jeez, it’s no wonder liberalism’s regarded as a mental disorder.”

Amanda Miller posted frequently about the Bundy ranch standoff on her Google Plus page, where she also claimed she and her husband had moved to Nevada to support VanDerBeek’s gubernatorial campaign.

Jerad Amanda Miller honeymoon

Jerad Miller sketched out his interests with the groups and individuals he “liked” on Facebook, including Operation American Spring, Alliance Defending Freedom, the National Rifle Association, The Heritage Foundation, Rand Paul 2016, Three Percenter Nation, and Ron Paul.

Amanda Miller also “liked” Ron Paul, Freedom Works, and Three Percenter Nation, in addition to various paranormal groups, Stop Amnesty, and Drudge Report.

Jerad Miller posted a photo of himself Feb. 8 standing alongside former Sheriff Richard Mack, who promotes the posse comitatus idea that county sheriffs represent the supreme law of the land, during a libertarian sheriff’s debate.

He complained in a July 2013 video that the couple’s “brainwashed” family members would not help them during a dispute with their landlord, but one of those relatives disputed the characterization.

“Amanda was fine before you came around,” said Julie Clites. “Now she sits there doing everything you say because YOU have brainwashed her. Everyone of the grandkids has a future. Amanda married you and immediately lost hers. We won’t help either of you because it is disgusting what you two believe in and stand for.”

Jerad Miller indicated in the video made before his jail term that the couple had bonded over their shared views.

“I know it feels like it’s you and me versus the world – it kind of is – you know, a bunch of zombies out there, a bunch of sheeple, just ignorantly working until their deaths, they don’t even care where their money goes or nothing,” he said. “I’m so glad you’re not like that, baby, I’m so glad that I found you.”

h/t: Travis Gettys at The Raw Story

thepoliticalfreakshow:

TRIGGER WARNING FOR GRAPHIC CONTENT, SEXISM, MISOGYNY, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The full manifesto below [TRIGGER WARNING FOR GRAPHIC CONTENT, SEXISM, MISOGYNY, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN]:

Elliot Rodger, Santa Barbara mass shooting suspect, “My Twisted World” manifesto by Matthew Keys

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Gregg Jarrett was arrested Wednesday afternoon at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport after police responded to a report of an intoxicated man at a grill in the airport’s main terminal. The newsman was booked for allegedly obstructing the legal process, a misdemeanor.

The police report, obtained by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, laid out the details of Jarrett’s arrest. A grill employee told police Jarrett appeared “very intoxicated” after she served him one drink, while a man who was speaking with Jarrett told officers that the newsman had taken some medication.

Jarrett did not tell police that he had taken any medication recently, according to the report, but he did admit that he had been drinking vodka since 9 a.m. The report described Jarrett as “very unsteady” and as having difficulty answering any questions about either his drinking or medication.

An officer later found three Gabapentin pills in Jarrett’s pockets, according to the report. Gabapentin is a painkiller that can cause drowsiness and confusion and does not mix well with alcohol. An officer’s search of Jarrett’s bag also turned up documentation that the newsman had just been released from an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment facility.

A Fox News spokesperson said Thursday in a statement that Jarrett was dealing with "serious personal issues" and his return to the network was “yet to be determined.”

Jarrett was due to appear in court on June 6.

Source: Catherine Thompson for Talking Points Memo

rawstory:

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Congressman Michael Grimm (R- NY 20 Counts of Fraud) is no longer threatening to break reporters in two and throw their bodies off of a balcony. Now he just runs and hides from them.

He seems nicer now…

thepoliticalfreakshow:

MINNEAPOLIS - A national news anchor was arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

An airport spokesman says police arrested FOX News Channel’s Gregg Jarrett.

Police were called to Northern Lights Grill in Terminal One on Wednesday.

When they got there, they say Jarrett appeared to be drunk and wouldn’t obey orders.

They took him to the Hennepin County Jail. He’s charged with interfering with a peace officer, which is a misdemeanor.

crooksandliars:

Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty To Making Fraudulent Campaign Contributions

Wasn’t he just telling Bill Maher about his “vigorous defense”? Maybe, like most wingnuts, he’s just full of crap:

(Reuters) - The conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a campaign finance law violation, averting a trial that had been expected to begin the same day in Manhattan federal court.

D’Souza pleaded guilty to one criminal count of making illegal contributions in the names of others. A second count concerning the making of false statements is expected to be dismissed once the defendant is sentenced.

The plea came four months after Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged D’Souza with using straw donors to give funds in 2012 to Wendy Long, a Republican Senate candidate in New York who ultimately lost to Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.


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