Friday, September 22, 2017



In separate filings, lawyers for Cliven and Ryan Bundy have withdrawn from their defense.

The lawyer for Ryan Bundy, who is a standby counsel, since Ryan Bundy intends to defend himself at next month's scheduled trial like he did in last year's Oregon Standoff trial says Bundy has used offensive language.

Both men along with five others are set to go on trial October 10th.

This may suggest that both men intend to be their own lawyers and defend themselves at their trial.

Ammon Bundy's attorney will be J. Morgan Philpot associate of his main defense attorney at the Oregon Standoff trial, Marcus Mumford.

Todd Engel, who was convicted of two of the ten counts he was charged with at the First Bunkerville Standoff trial, will be sentenced at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas on December 22nd at 9am.

This will the last day of court before Christmas.

Some other things.

Ryan Bundy is unable to attend his pretrial hearings because he won't submit to body cavity searches when being taken back and forth to court.   Bundy's wife calls it "molestation".    The "body cavity search" involves among other things men and women touching and or manipulating their private parts.

Ryan and Ammon Bundy have done media interviews making phone calls from prison in recent days.

Videos are posted at the "JGrady" account on You Tube.


".....hold them by the nose, kick them in the a** and give them hell all the time....."

             General George S. Patton Jr. speech to soldiers during World War II

General Patton never got the chance to run for public office, but another West Point graduate who served in the Vietnam War has run for public office and been elected multiple times.

Now he wants to be the next US Senator from Alabama.

Roy Moore went into action and minced no words in his debate.

He called for deployment of the Army to the southern border while the details of "the Wall" are worked out.

Moore, a  former prosecutor, laid out the case that appointed Senator Luther Strange is mixed up big time with the enemies of the man whose name Strange used  in vain during the debate, President Donald J. Trump.

He spoke at the beginning of the debate in part:

"...In just about four days the future course of our nation, of our politics in America may well be determined.....Every pundit, editorialist, special interest group, lobbyist in Washington DC is watching to see what happens in the state of Alabama in regards to this race.  Will an elitist Washington Establishment with unlimited millions of dollars... somebody had said 30 million in special money be able to control the people of Alabama....."

Some samples of Judge Moore's comments during the debate:

"I  know that Mr. Strange has been a lobbyist, what he told you....he got Hyundai here and that's what a lobbyist does, represents people, special interests.......My opponent, on the other hand has been a professional lobbyist for over 23 years......He earned 6.674 million dollars during the nine year period from his lobbying disclosure form from 1999 until 2008.....I say he's been a professional lobbyist because for over 23 years he maintained a condo worth over half a million dollars at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC., about six or seven blocks from the Capitol of our country.... What do lobbyists do.  They represent special interests.  Luther Strange, on behalf of Russell Corporation, urged Congress to pass CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Association).  It cost the United States over 4,240 jobs, gone to Mexico and Honduras......You don't get rid of lobbyists in the swamp by sending them to the United States Senate..."

I guess you can say Luther Strange is more of a  Washington DC ''swamp creature" than a "Make America Great Again" guy.

Another dead give away as to Senator Strange's real "home" came at the beginning of the debate when Strange acknowledged his wife's absence because of the birth of a grandchild.  Strange said that his wife was '"in Washington".

Judge Moore who said during the debate "I haven't been allowed to get close to the President", has invited President Trump to join him on Saturday for a rally.

Governor Sarah Palin spoke at a rally after the debate in support of Judge Roy Moore saying:

"He was deplorable before deplorable was cool....are you ready to send the loudest message that you can send to DC at this time.  The loudest message to "the swamp".   Are you ready to tell them "Here Comes the Judge"?

Thursday, September 21, 2017


"We are in the grip of a soft totalitarianism which is no less deadly for being soft. Instead of threatening people with prison for having the wrong opinions, it threatens them with unemployment.  If we actually had labor camps and midnight arrests, and state censors sitting in newspaper offices and TV studios, people might notice what was going on.  As it is, they just wonder why everything gets worse and worse and nobody does anything about it."

Peter Hitchens "Mail on Sunday" column September 10, 2017

What Peter Hitchens writes about from his own vantage point in the UK applies to this side of the Atlantic and the Western World in general.   We live under a "soft dictatorship".

If you have the wrong opinion, you risk losing your job.   And quite often, you do lose your job.

One visible victim of this process is Judge Roy Moore.   Moore lost his job twice.  He was removed as Alabama's Chief Justice for putting a Ten Commandments monument in the Supreme Court building and refusing to obey a federal court ruling against it.   Recently he was again removed as Chief Justice after being elected a second time for interdicting a federal district court ruling on gay marriage in Alabama.

The recent hostility to President Trump's condemnation of violence from all sides in Charlottesville and refusal of anyone with one notable exception in  the White House to stand with him in noting the violence of the left-wing elements there speaks volumes as to the kind of "soft totalitarianism" we live under.

In order to force his conformity to this totalitarianism, a joint resolution of the Uniparty (Democrat and Republican) members of Congress was sent for his signature to roundly condemn racists, KKK, neo-Nazis for violence while ignoring the left-wing Antifa violence.

One White House aide agreed with President Trump, Steve Bannon.  But Bannon resigned and now he's supporting Roy Moore over Luther Strange in the primary runoff election next Tuesday.

And when you think that no one else in the White House would share President Trump's accurate observation about events in Charlottesville, that includes Vice President Mike Pence.   Pence is campaigning in Alabama for Luther Strange.

No surprise here.

Pence bowed to the corporatist business elites over a religious freedom bill back in 2015 when he was Governor of Indiana.

Other governors like Bob Jones University graduate Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas followed suit.
Last year Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal, another Republican vetoed a bill specifically designed to protect religious institutions that objected to gay marriage, leaving private business free of any obligations.

In North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory  vetoed a bill to allow public officials to opt out of gay marriage as a matter of conscience.  McCrory then switched gears to oppose transgender access to restrooms and the corporatists took him out sure enough at election time.

Lets not forget what the Republican "Conservative" legislature in Texas did last month when a special session was called to pass "bathroom protection legislation" to deal with transgender access.    Nothing, absolutely nothing as the effort fizzled.

All of this because of the "soft dictatorship' fueled by major corporations, banks that are as Mr. Peter Hitchens has pointed out in a video presentation "more powerful than sovereign governments'.

Former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley pointed out in an interview with a religious magazine that he could not support Judge Roy Moore's interdiction of gay marriage in Alabama when Moore asked him to help out of fear for the jobs of Alabamians.

Yes, the "soft dictatorship" threatens not just the jobs of individuals, but the jobs of large groups of people in political subdivisions that refuse to bend the knee to political correctness as defined by them.

These same business interests are also the forces of the "Cheap Labor Express" who are the arch enemies of President Donald J. Trump  but big supporters of appointed Senator Luther Strange hoping to take out Roy Moore in next Tuesday's election.

By the way President Trump's campaign rally appearance for Luther Strange has been moved to Friday night from Saturday, a sure sign the White House wants to bury publicity about his "Strange support".

Tonight at 5:30 the debate in the Lincoln-Douglas style between Judge Moore and Senator Strange.

A debate watch party is being held at Union Train Station in Montgomery with a rally afterwards including speakers Governor Sarah Palin, Congressman Louis Gohmert and former White House aide Sebastian Gorka.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


"Go ahead and hate your neighbor, Go ahead and cheat a friend, Do it in the name of heaven, You can justify it in the end, There won't be any trumpets blowing come the judgement day, On the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away"

                                                 "One Tin Soldier" song-"The Legend of Billy Jack" movie

When Ammon Bundy launched the Oregon Standoff protest on January 2, 2016 he took action in the name of 'loving thy neighbor' as in the jailed ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, imprisoned as terrorists with a five year mandatory sentence for lighting a backfire to protect their land.

What they got was a massive law enforcement response and propaganda labeling the protesters as "extremists" and "armed militia" "militants" etc.

It was a federally led effort launched by the Obama Administration Justice Department and the FBI but cooperated with by Oregon' Governor Kate Brown and fully cooperated with by Oregon State Police and local sheriffs from Harney County's Dave Ward to other Oregon sheriffs who sent assistance to help with efforts to crush the peaceful protest.

When Sheriff Glenn Palmer of Grant County suggested negotiations and the release of the Hammonds from prison the other sheriffs in Oregon came out openly in support of suppressing the protest, setting the stage for violence from the law enforcement side against protesters who remained peaceful the whole time they protested.

Then on January 26th the murder of LaVoy Finicum with the firing of the first shots by an FBI agent, startling LaVoy Finicum and leading to Oregon State Police snipers opening fire. Ryan Bundy was also injured during the "felony traffic stop".

A shooting team from Deschutes County, Oregon Sheriff's office led by Sheriff Shane Nelson exonerated the Oregon police in the killing of Finicum, but found out that FBI agents covered up for their agent who opened fire.

Yesterday, Sheriff Shane Nelson was in Portland at a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying as quoted by "Oregon Live" reporter Maxine Bernstein "I'm thrilled he's coming out and listening to local law enforcement....."I'm impressed".

Also meeting with Sessions was Oregon US Attorney Billy Williams whose office prosecuted the Oregon Standoff defendants with a first trial that failed to convict "leaders' and a second rigged trial that brought some convictions.

Williams's office also violated the First Amendment rights of blogger Gary Hunt by getting a federal judge to find Hunt and contempt and force removal of his posts on FBI informants at the Oregon Standoff protest from the Internet.

Williams, the Obama Administration appointed US Attorney, remains in place kissing up to Sessions in support of his "sanctuary cities" policy.

There are too many bootlickers in this story, people who were  just following orders like they did in Nazi Germany many years ago, like local law enforcement in Oregon willingly becoming part of a murderous federal operation to suppress peaceful protesters protesting the injustice done to Oregon ranchers.

The notion that the only wrong to be prosecuted in connection with the Oregon Standoff is the lying of the FBI agent who fired the first shot is ludicrous,

There is a need for accountability when it comes to the Justice Department officials involved, the FBI, state and local authorities-law enforcement involved in the , murder, injury, prosecution, persecution and violation of First Amendment rights of Oregon Standoff protesters and supporters.

Donald Trump was elected to change things in Washington and reverse the wrongs of the Obama Administration like those done in Oregon and Nevada in connection with the Oregon Standoff and Bunkerville Standoff protests?

Mr. Sessions does not seem inclined to address the wrongs done in either case, even praising the Constitution shredding Acting US Attorney in Las Vegas, Steve Myhre leading the Bunkerville prosecutions.

Monday, September 18, 2017



When he was interviewed on "60 Minutes" recently, former White House strategist Steve Bannon cited Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a great enemy of President Trump, even greater than House Speaker Paul Ryan.

McConnell's Super PAC and allied interests have relentlessly dumped millions into Alabama to fuel a  massive  media campaign to smear Judge Roy Moore and prevent him from winning the runoff election next Tuesday.

One ad claims Moore does not support President Trump's notion of a wall on the southern border, even though Moore has publicly said he fully supports President Trump including "the Wall".

As we all learned from the 2016 Republican primary season, the countless debates served one purpose.   They were designed to destroy candidates not approved by the Republican Establishment and ended up  being a gauntlet  designed to destroy Donald J. Trump.

Appointed Senator Luther Strange's efforts to push Roy Moore into debates recently were all couched in high sounding language with the implication that Moore didn't want to debate.

For Moore, it was important that a debate not be a rehash of the nasty and destructive formats used against Donald Trump during last year's presidential campaign.

Moore  called for a 'man to man' debate with his opponent.

In the end, Moore got Strange to agree to a Lincoln-Douglas type debate with no biased moderators or reporters in the picture, just the two candidates stating their cases.   That debate is set for Thursday at 5:30 Central Time in Montgomery.

On Saturday, President Trump will speak at a rally for Strange in Huntsville.

Last weekend the president tweeted his support for Strange saying that "Big Luther"..."gets things done".

The tenor of President Trump's message bore no resemblance to other tweets or speeches he has made in recent years.

The notion that a candidate "gets things done" is the tired old argument of the Republican Establishment insiders when faced with  conservative outsider challengers.

The last days of the campaign are also being marked by mainstream media reporting that attempts to portray Roy Moore as everything from a religious fanatic to a racist.

The reporting is as twisted as its ever been reminding me of an infamous incident during the 1964 campaign for the White House.   That's when the 'CBS Evening News' aired a story by reporter Daniel Schorr on a visit to Germany by Senator Barry Goldwater.

Goldwater visited an old military friend and talked about the 'good old days'.   CBS actually reported that Barry Goldwater (whose ancestors were Russian Jews) was praising Nazi Germany.

Its getting that low and lower for media coverage of Roy Moore right now and in the days ahead.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


The Associated Press is reporting that Dan Love, who was the lead federal agent at the 2014 Bunkerville Standoff,  is no longer employed by the Bureau of Land Management.

A  report on Love was released last month regarding his misconduct that included giving rare artifacts to friends and mishandling evidence and getting tickets from organizers of the annual "Burning Man" festival.

BLM agents were used to drive members of Love's family around the festival site.

Love ordered emails destroyed at the federal agency as well.

Assistant US Attorney Steven Myhre, lead Bunkerville prosecutor,  and US District Judge Gloria Navarro have prevented defense lawyers from bringing up Dan Love in the Bunkerville trials.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Court documents have been filed by Acting US Attorney and lead prosecutor in the Bunkerville Standoff case, Steven Myhre, ahead of the third Bunkerville Standoff trial set to begin with jury selection on October 10th.

Myhre states his intention to add various "experts" to testify at the upcoming trial of five key defendants and two defendents found not guilty on most charges after their first two trials.

A photograph and video "expert" will testify as to who was holding weapons in the pictures and videos presented at the trial.

Social media "experts" will testify about the meaning of You Tube videos and Facebook posts related to the standoff protest.

Another witness will testify about the meaning of "public lands".

The government will have plenty of time and "experts" to use at great expense to the taxpayers, but will the defense be allowed to present its case or will it again be censored by Mr. Myhre with the connivance of Judge Gloria Navarro.

On October 15th another "Stand" event will be held in Las Vegas with Cliven Bundy's wife Carol and political activist Roger Stone at The Veil Pavilion.   Tickets to the event will go on sale soon.

Stone says he will again call upon President Trump to pardon the 19 people arrested in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff. 

Thirty-eight Republican legislators from Idaho have written a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a copy being sent to President Trump demanding bail for Idaho residents jailed in connection with Bunkerville like Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne (two of the man facing trial next month).

The jailing of the Bunkerville defendants without bail as if they were terrorists is absurd.

My sense of the people involved in these protests like the Oregon Standoff and the Bunkerville Standoff before that is that we are dealing with people who have the mentality of Billy Jack (violence used in self-defense) and the life experience of Mahatma Gandhi (non-violence responded to by authorities with violence). 

A few crazy groupie types that did show up included a large number of people who were actually informants for the FBI.

If this country is going to jail people like Billy Jack or Mahatma Ghandi as if they were terrorists,, its just more proof we aren't a free country, that our country needs people to raise their voices for Constitutional freedom and standards.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions claim he isn't taking sides in the case after praising the leadership of the Constitution wiping Steve Myhre in this case is beyond belief.

The federal government's intention in these cases is to separate fiction from fact and perpetrate a sinister notion of humble and simple people defending property rights against the forces of big government that have gone far from the limitations imposed by the founders in the U.S. Constitution.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF UPDATE:  Trial date set for Cliven, Ammon, Ryan Bundy, Payne, Santilli, Parker, Drexler

After lawyers on both sides and the judge traded back and forth at a "status hearing" today, it was decided that the leading Tier 1 defendants (Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne and Pete Santilli) in the Bunkerville Standoff will be tried alongside the two defendants not convicted after their first two trials (Eric Parker, Scott Drexler).

Trial date is set for October 10th.

Parker and Drexler agreed to be tried with the other defendants in the interests of them getting a trial quicker.    Those five along with the Tier 3 group have now been held without bail or trial for more than 18 months.

Ammon Bundy was not present in court today.   He was thrown back into solitary at Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump last week.   Ammon Bundy is protesting the constant body cavity searches conducted on him, involving requirements that he touch his genitals.   

Ammon's lawyer for the Bunkerville trial will be G. Morgan Philpot, who was associate counsel with Marcus Mumford at the first Oregon Standoff trial representing Ammon  Bundy.    

Mumford, by the way, is now fighting disbarment from the federal courts in Oregon after the federal government gave up on criminally charging him for demanding paperwork on his client at the end of the trial last fall.    Mumford was tackled, tased and arrested in the courtroom in front of the jury, judge and visitors last October 27th right after the not guilty verdicts were announced.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF:  Judge Navarro's agreement with Cliven Bundy brings us to today's hearing


This morning the five top level (Tier 1) defendants in the Bunkerville Standoff case will be involved in a status hearing along with the two (Tier 2) defendants prosecutor Steven Myhre still wants to prosecute after juries failed to convict them in two trials.

The six Tier 2 defendants were tried first after a previous status hearing many months ago where Cliven Bundy asked US District Judge Gloria Navarro to try the second group which contains no members of his family "so they could be home with their families soon'".

Now four of those six men are home with their families after the first two Bunkerville trials failed to convict them.

The failure to convict the defendants has slowed down the federal government's plans to try three tiers of defendants at a cost that is being hidden from public knowledge but is obviously in the many millions of dollars.

The Tier 3 group which includes Cliven Bundy's son's Mel and Dave likely won't face trial until next year.

Regardless, all of those accused in the two tiers not tried yet have been held without bail for 18 months or more without a trial.   No swift and speedy trials here.

As the Trump Administration settles in and it becomes more obvious that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has the power over this case and its future track  grassroots patriots, farmers and ranchers who supported the Bunkerville protest against federal overreach are increasingly disturbed.

Sessions comments last month praising Acting US Attorney Steve Myhre for his handling of the case for "standing up and defending the office and the principles of the law" and then claiming "I'm not taking sides in the case" caused dismay among people who voted for Donald Trump for President of the United States expecting a much different tone.

We're soon going to know where the case is going after the hearing set to begin at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas at 830am this morning (August 31st).

While one can only hope and pray for good news, we may just be getting more bad news about a hellbent federal government determined to continue running kangaroo court trials.

Trials where the Constitution is banned (1st and 2nd Amendment defense), defense witnesses are totally banned, where the testimony of defendants in their own defense is cut off as it happens and stricken from the record and so on.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF BREAKING: Seven defendants to get update on trial plans Thursday

US District Judge Gloria Navarro has ordered a status hearing for seven Bunkerville Standoff defendants on Thursday including the five Tier 1 key defendants Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne and Pete Santilli.

It isn't clear what this means yet, but it will be interesting to see what happens following last week's crushing defeat for the federal prosecutors with two defendants found totally not guilty and two others not guilty on most charges.

Eric Parker and Scott Drexler, found not guilty on most charges last week in the April 2014 Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch, heard Acting US Attorney Steve Myhre tell US District Judge Gloria Navarro last week that he intended to try them for a third time on remaining charges.

Those charges (four for Parker, two for Drexler) resulted in a hung jury apparently 11-1 not guilty.

They will join the others in Gloria Navarro's courtroom Thursday morning at 8:30am Las Vegas time (11:30 am Eastern) with five Tier 1 defendants expected in person and Parker and Drexler expected to be there via telephone.

Supporters are urged to be outside the courthouse in Las Vegas Thursday morning for the hearing.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF UPDATE:  Eric Parker and Scott Drexler are free and back home in Idaho

After meeting pretrial release conditions, Eric Parker and Scott Drexler made it back home by Friday.

Andrea Parker posted photos on Facebook of her husband at home with their children.

The jury found them not guilty on most charges last Tuesday and was hung on others (four for Parker, two for Drexler) but likely with 11 jurors considering them not guilty.     Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart were found not guilty on all ten charges against them and were immediately released to freedom.

Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre in Las Vegas is the lead prosecutor in the Bunkerville Standoff case and he told US District Judge Gloria Navarro that he intends to retry Parker and Drexler for a third time on September 25th.

Myhre's arguments at a detention hearing for Parker and Drexler last Wednesday were emotional and angry.   Trial observer John Lamb described Myhre as having a "mental breakdown" in court and acting in a "childish" way.

At one point he called  Eric Parker a "slithering coward with a gun" and he brought up the t-shirt Parker wore as he left jail enroute to a halfway house the night before "Jury Nullification-No Victim No Crime". 

Myhre railed against Drexler for having camping gear and food in his truck, calling him a flight risk.  

Judge Navarro did rule in favor of releasing Parker and Drexler in the end.

Susan DeLemus posted on Facebook last week urging people to contact the Justice Department to stop wasting taxpayers money and demand that all charges be dismissed related to Bunkerville.

Her husband, Jerry, was co-chair of Veterans for Trump during the New Hamsphire Primary last year.

Jerry DeLemus was then arrested in a dawn raid by federal marshals and charged in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff.  DeLemus pled guilty, then tried to withdraw his plea but failed.

Prosecutors called for a six year sentence but Judge Gloria Navarro tacked on 15 months more in prison for Jerry DeLemus (87 month sentence) .  At sentencing Navarro called him a "bully vigilante".

DeLemus was transferred earlier this month from Nevada to the Fort Devens federal prison in Massachusetts.

Maxine Bernstein at "Oregon Live" retweeted a post from a person who monitors "extremism" linked to a video from Oregon Standoff figure David Fry (found not guilty at his trial last fall) where he spoke about his willingness to join others to do something about US District Judge Gloria Navarro.

The video was posted on You Tube, then removed.   Fry spoke about Judge Gloria Navarro without mentioning her name but saying that the judge in the case (Bunkerville) should be "grabbed by the ankles".

He also spoke:  "Drag her a** out and throw her in a f***ing jail cell".

David Fry has always had his issues but I admire the way he conducted himself in the last days of the siege by the FBI under extreme pressure from the feds.  

He was able to talk to Gavin Seim who helped David keep things nonviolent according to David's convictions with firearms being removed from the campsite occupied by the remaining four protesters.

It was absurd to hear the FBI shouting for David to "put down your gun" when David had none when they moved in on the protesters.

David threatened suicide during the surrender be he got out OK with help from others like Gavin.

He has a history of apparent marijuana use and anti-depressant use and they are not a good combination to live a normal life with as I see it.

                           IN THE FACE OF EVIL 

(This post was updated Monday August 28th to reflect late developments related to it)

Monday August 28th is the anniversary of the massive march on Washington, the "Civil Rights" march that featured the oration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fear gripped the city with martial law in effect and the Justice Department of the Kennedy Administration controlling the sound system at the Lincoln Memorial in case the "wrong words" were spoken, ones that would incite violence.

MLK had captured the public'square and public opinion, taken it away from President John F. Kennedy.     

Kennedy was losing control.

The Democrat POTUS wanted to steer his party and the nation in a way to ensure his re-election.

The Kennedy Administration wanted to take a  "Moderate" path, a path that would advocate racial equality for the liberal Democrats alongside support for Democrat segregationists in the South.

JFK and his Attorney General RFK were in their own way the John McCain and Mitch McConnell of their party.

Kennedy won election in 1960 by appealing to the segregationist Democrats denouncing Eisenhower's dispatch of 101st Airborne Division units to Little Rock and pledging not to use federal troops in the South.   A promise broken big time in October 1962 with tens of thousands of military deployed to northern Mississippi.

JFK also got MLK out of a Georgia jail during the campaign using his power at the Democrat presidential candidate with the Democrat governor of Georgia.  JFK was portrayed as a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King with flyers handed out at black churches before the election.

But as MLK's  civil  rights protests ginned up in the early 60's, the Kennedy's tried to shut them down even anonymously bailing MLK from jail in 1962 to defuse the Albany, GA protests.

But MLK got the upper hand at Birmingham in May 1963 with the march of six and seven year old children into Bull Connor's cops distracting them so the adults could get through his lines.  Then the unnerved Connor unleashed his mouth along with water cannons and dogs for all the nation to see.

The rage against racial discrimination evidenced itself in every city in every part of the country with an increasing tempo of protests, violent and nonviolent..   

The Kennedy's feared white Democrats in the northern cities would backlash but they would hold their wrath until later in the 1960's.   For now, they excused the early violence accepting that African-Americans had some legitimate grievances.

The cycle of violence that began with race continued with the anti-war movement later on in the 1960's with increasing calls for the violence to shut down like George Wallace's third party platform of "law and order" that would be hijacked by President Richard Nixon to get the Wallace supporters on his side.

The Beatles sang a song called "Revolution" opposing the destruction of the existing society and changing its core legal foundations.

One line said "If you go around carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow".

Mao's China was a backward nation, disconnected from the modern world back then.   In 1966 a  "Cultural Revolution" was launched that destroyed historical sites across the country including thousands in the capital city of Beijing.   Books were burned, graves desecrated, religious buildings looted and destroyed.

The names of "counter-revolutionaries" were posted on billboards and public meetings were held where the "counter-revolutionaries" were pressured to criticize themselves.

There were incidents of murder, people injured and tortured.

The spearhead of these activities were the "Red Guards" who led the destructive activities and harassment of those who were suspect.  Police were instructed not to intervene and stop Red Guard activities and any who did were labeled "counter-revolutionaries".

Starting to sound familiar.

Change the name to "Antifa" and the name of the enemies to "racists" or "white supremacists" or "hate" or "hate speech" and you can't help but sense history repeating itself in its own way in our own midst.

Are they going to stop with statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederates?   I doubt it.   These folks have the capacity to attack anything to advance a political agenda just like China's Communist cadres did 50 years ago.

A future Pastor Niemoller could write "First they came for the Confederate statues, then they came for the Mark Twain books, then they came for Ronald Reagan speeches, then they came for the Simon and Garfunkel music"................

These 'Antifa' are indeed Red Guard types, living breathing fanatical North Korean shock troops operating in the Marxist-Leninist tradition of inciting conflict to create a revolution.

Why are there people showing up at their rallies that identify as "patriots" "Three percenters" etc.?
People inviting attacks on themselves.

Why are people talking  online about fighting Antifa head on to give them what they want?

Are these people crazy, are they plants from the Left or FBI informants being used to  create the civil war?  What gives?  Let the Antifa burn what they will and let the police decide on how much they will fight them or allow them to get away with.

All that factions fighting each other will do is give the elites the opportunity to impose a police state on us all, maybe even use fighting as an excuse to remove Trump and put someone to their liking in power.

President Trump has at least stepped up to the plate in recent days to make reference to Antifa at his Phoenix rally but many supporters of Trump are concerned about his direction and his resolve.

The systematic removal of his supporters from the White House speaks louder than any speech or words do.

Sebastian Gorka noted in his resignation for example:  "The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech (on Afghanistan) removed any mention of Radical Islam or Radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost".

News was leaked out this weekend that President Trump is somehow 'backing away' from his endorsement of Luther Strange in the Republican Senate runoff election in Alabama on September 26th.

The GOPe machine used Donald Trump to help Strange with a robocall in the first round election, the same tactic used in Pennsylvania with George W, Bush's robocall for Arlen Specter in a 2004 primary election.

This news may be encouraging, but I suspect its a way of getting Donald Trump out of the way so that Roy Moore can be targeted as a racist and extremist to suck in Democrat voters just like the machine did in the 2014 Mississippi runoff  with Chris McDaniel.

Vice President Mike Pence's surfacing on Rush Limbaugh's radio program (August 28, 2017) reminded me about the significance of Roy Moore's candidacy in Alabama.

It was then Governor Pence who caved to the big corporations led by Apple and its CEO Tim Cook over a religious freedom bill for Indiana in 2015.  The legislation was designed to protect gay marriage dissenters.

When Roy Moore was interdicting gay marriage through his court rulings last year before his removal from the bench the now disgraced ex-Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, said he couldn't support Moore's efforts because he feared for jobs in Alabama.

That reminds us that the big corporations are the enemies of Roy Moore, big corporations that support gay marriage but also support cheap labor being moved across the borders of sovereign nations.

The big corporations against Roy Moore and the ones Mike Pence caved into to are the enemies of President Donald J. Trump's agenda.

All the more reason to fully support Roy Moore in the runoff election on September 26th and making it a major priority.

Meanwhile, there's the matter of the federal cases being made in Nevada by Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre over the April 12, 2014 Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch.  He's going back a third time to try two defendants after the jury acquitted two others on all charges with those two being acquitted on most charges and  jury apparently voting 11-1 not guilty on the others.

Myhre was raging against one of the men he wants to prosecute again in court last Wednesday, referring to Eric Parker as a  "slithering snake".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised Myhre for his leadership in the case last month.

The wife of the jailed without bail Cliven Bundy (18 months now), Carol Bundy, posted a video last week saying: "President Trump, you remain silent".

She noted Sessions praise of Myhre and said that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has the power to drop charges.   It was Interior's Bureau of Land Management that brought the Justice Department into the Bunkerville case to begin with.

Meanwhile,  Zinke has kept intact most of what Barack Obama did when he declared national monuments.   There's trimming of some of the projects.   Others were kept intact.
It all means less land available to the farmers and ranchers, more federal control.

Is the land being manipulated for the sake of big corporations and special interests to use some time down the road?   Many believe that fits right in with politics as usual in Washington.

The best response to all the business as usual evil around us remains rooted in the notion of no silence, no violence.

Lets speak out, lets participate in the political process when there's someone to vote for like Roy Moore,  lets consider civil disobedience as a means of resistance and apply it if we can.

Lets pray for those who persecute and lets pray for our own sanity in dealing with it all.   Lets take action to get sober and stay sober.

Dr. Martin Luther King had his sins and I own some, too.   You have the power as I do to take positive action to deal with our faults.

Dr King's monumental struggle against politics as usual and the "moderates" of a major political party using nonviolent methods is relevant to today.

Gandhi wrote of "War Without Violence" and lets hope that's what can be waged in the times in which we live.

In Nevada, they intend to continue this Kangaroo Court on September 25th.   Lets talk to our neighbors about what's happened in connection with Bunkerville and pass the word.

This issue should be on the front burner.   We need to stop being suckered into false fights or false issues including the notion of street fighting the Antifa or being distracted into anger with the Left and its media like the "Conservative Movement" and its media want us to be.

We need to demand that Washington bring some justice to the Bunkerville matter.   Pardons for those convicted and sentenced, the dropping of the charges against all accused.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Eric Parker and Scott Drexler to be tried on charges where the jury was hung in the second trial.

When the jury came down 'not guilty' on 34 of 40 charges for the defendants at the second Bunkerville Standoff trial, Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart walked free found not guilty on all charges after spending 18 months in prison without bail.

Eric Parker and Scott Drexler were released to a halfway house last night with not guilty verdicts on most of their charges and the jury hung on some (four for Parker, two for Drexler).

Today at a detention hearing in Las Vegas an animated and angered Acting US Attorney Stephen Myhre, the lead prosecutor in the case, insisted the men were dangerous and a threat and should remain in custody.

But the judge (US District Judge Gloria Navarro) decided after juries failed to convict the men at their first two trials, they will be allowed to go free ahead of the third trial.

With conditions for their release, Parker and Drexler are expected to be freed and allowed to return to their homes in Idaho.

The planned date for their third trial is September 25th.

This means plans to try the key defendants in the April 12, 2014 standoff near Bundy Ranch like members of the Bundy Family (Cliven, Ammon and others) will be pushed further back as they remain locked up without bail.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017



Four men freed from jail tonight with two set to have a detention hearing tomorrow at 9:30am.

At around 5pm the jury in the second Bunkerville standoff trial announced its verdicts with not guilty on 34 of the 40 charges against the four defendants.

Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart were found not guilty on all charges.

Scott Drexler found not guilty on eight of ten charges.

Eric Parker found not guilty on six of ten charges.

All of the men had been tried before earlier this year with the jury hung on the charges against them.

They were taken to a jail in Henderson, Nevada where they were freed several hours after the verdicts.

Monday, August 21, 2017


This was the fourth day technically speaking of the jury having the case in the second Bunkerville Standoff trial of four men (Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexler and Ricky Lovelien).

But questions coming from a juror dominated  activities at the courthouse today.

The judge was told that two jurors were biased with one fearful of guns and the other not just biased, but not diligently deliberating.

US District Judge Gloria Navarro questioned the jurors and allowed them to go back to deliberations without being dismissed from the jury.

The defense asked for a mistrial, but Judge Navarro declined.

Observers of the trial sympathetic to the defendants see something happening here which may be positive, resembling what happened in Portland during the first Oregon Standoff trial last year.

That was when the bias of a juror was questioned leading to the jurors removal and eventually a not guilty verdict for all seven defendants.

But  Judge Navarro seems stubbornly determined to see no bias in the jurors or the need to replace them perhaps fearing the possibility of a "not guilty" verdict.

One other point made in videos from John Lamb, Maureen Peltier and Andrea Parker today was that jurors did not tell the truth about themselves on questionnaires which is grounds for a mistrial.

Andrea Parker expressed her view in video posted on the "JGrady" account on You Tube minutes ago that there is a hung jury in the case with two jurors stubbornly biased against the defendants.

The jury left for the day at 5pm.

Back to continue deliberations tomorrow.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


The jurors will have the next three days off before they come back to resume deliberations in the second trial of four men accused in connection with the April 12, 2014 standoff near Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada.

Word is that jurors had a question today over audio portions of the videos that were presented as evidence by the prosecution.    The federal government presented some of the videos without audio.
The deleted audio may have portions that could harm the prosecutions side of the case.

Trial observer Andrea Parker expressed her view in a video posted on the "JGrady" account on You Tube late today that jurors are probably wondering why did we get audio in some of the videos and not on others.

Parker, who's husband Eric is one of the four men on trial, said there are some audio portions of federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management making remarks like " this is a shoot first and ask questions later scenario" among other things.

The defendants (Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexler and Ricky Lovelien) will have to wait until next week at least to find out what the jury's verdict, if any, will be.

While the deliberations are going on the men are in a room chained at their ankles, but they are allowed to have their Bibles.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


The jury has finished its second day of deliberations deciding the fate of four men being tried for a second time in connection with the standoff near Bundy Ranch on April 12, 2014.

Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexler and Ricky Lovelien were not convicted in their first trial with the jury split on verdicts.   US District Judge Gloria Navarro then declared a mistrial.

Supporters of the four gathered outside the courthouse and staged a protest all day long.

Andrea Parker put duct tape over her mouth and was handcuffed wearing a shirt with "I am Eric Parker" written on it.  Eventually a mock jail cell was brought to the sidewalk for her to stand in.

But the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police then moved in to harass the protestors and demand removal of the mock cell.    The cell was then removed.

Sunday, August 13, 2017





The dramatic courtroom events that accompanied  the acquittal of Ammon Bundy and six others tried as the 'leaders' of the Oregon Standoff protest last October 27th still sears one's memory,

His lead defense lawyer Marcus Mumford was arguing for the paperwork that said the federal government could continue to hold him prisoner over the Bunkerville Standoff in 2014..

The federal government didn't produce the paperwork but the federal marshals in the courtroom descended on Mumford, tackling, tasing and arresting him.

Mumford was charged with being a disruptor of the courtroom and a threat to the federal marshals.

They actually claimed he took a threatening stance against them.

Legal wrangling led to the charges against Marcus Mumford being dropped.

But things didn't stop there.   The Chief Federal Judge in Oregon,  Michael Mosman, moved to disbar Mumford from practicing in federal courts in Oregon.

The legal wrangling over the disbarment has led to Mumford being granted a hearing on January 8th, 2018 for a full presentation of evidence to support his case against disbarment.

Mumford's successful defense of the Oregon Standoff leader Ammon Bundy and the acquittal of his co-defendants led to other  retaliatory acts including the rigged second trial for the Oregon Standoff defendants where their evidence was limited and misdemeanor charges were tacked on.

And the retaliation continued in this year's Bunkerville Standoff trials for the protests around Bundy Ranch in 2014 with increasingly severe restrictions on the defense for the accused.

The trial of the FBI agent charged with lying about shooting at LaVoy Finicum's truck in the incident that resulted in Finicum's killing will not take place as originally scheduled later this month.

The new trial date for W. Joseph Astarita, who remains on the job in an "administrative capacity" for the FBI, is in February of next year.

Evidence and potential evidence is being sorted through and considered.   It was reported recently by Maxine Bernstein of "Oregon Live" that the federal prosecutor's office is talking to Ryan Bundy's lawyer.

That's because Ryan Bundy was riding in LaVoy's truck when the shooting started and said he was injured that night with a shrapnel wound.   Bundy refused to have the shrapnel removed when he was taken to a hospital after his arrest.

Bundy said he wanted to preserve the evidence there and not have it disappear.  Now the federal government thinks Bundy's shrapnel wound may be key evidence in proving Astarita lied about shooting at the truck.

A penalty phase is now underway for some who pled guilty and or were convicted in the second trial of lesser figures in the Oregon Standoff protest.

Travis Cox received two years of probation with two months house detention recently admitting he made a rash decision and a mistake in participating in the protest.

Meanwhile, Eric Lee Flores has agreed to pay 3-thousand dollars in restitution.

On Wednesday August 16th, US District Judge Anna J. Brown ordered Oregon Standoff protestor Darryl Thorn's bail revoked.  Brown put Thorn back in jail after hearing recordings of phone calls he made where he appeared to be suicidal suggesting "suicide by cop".   The calls were made to his girlfriend.  His lawyer said Thorn was going through an "emotional crisis".

Also, still in the mix is a federal government effort to get blogger Gary Hunt to take down posts on his "Outpost of Freedom" blog that outed FBI informants in the Oregon Standoff.

Both Hunt and the federal government have been filing responses to each other with the US District Court in Portland.    The government filed its latest response last week (August 8th) in its effort to find Hunt in 'civil contempt'.

Hunt posted last Thursday (August 10th)...."what we have is a government that has turned against its citizen and afforded itself the immunity that used to belong only to the King (The King can do no wrong).  Unlike those who shot civilians in the Boston Massacre, we find no government agents standing trial for the people to determine innocence or guilt, such as the Oregon State Police and the FBI HRT members involved in the murder of LaVoy Finicum...."

With the current federal game only to charge one FBI agent with lying about the shooting that night how true Hunt's comments ring.


Friday, August 11, 2017


The latest on the removal of Eric Parker from the stand yesterday by US District Judge Gloria Navarro as he tried to testify in his own defense at the Second Bunkerville Standoff Trial.

There is no court today but court is expected again on Monday in Las Vegas.

Another defendant is planning to try to testify, Scott Drexler.

The defense may call on the judge to declare a mistrial in the case.

Supporters of the defendants are asking as many people as possible to come to either be witnesses in the courtroom or to protest outside.

Ammon Bundy, still in prison with no trial date set in connection with Bunkerville (April 12, 2014),  is expected to speak from prison about the trial with his comments posted on Bundy Ranch and Gavin Seim for Liberty Facebook pages.

Monday, August 7, 2017



Brianna Bundy is the wife of Mel Bundy, one of Cliven Bundy's sons arrested in connection with the April 12, 2014 Bunkerville Standoff.

Mel is jailed indefinitely without bail and still awaiting trial for around 18 months now.

She wrote a letter earlier this year to the new Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke.

Zinke visited the area around Bundy Ranch late last month and during his visit Brianna Bundy approached the site where he was meeting with local ranchers to attempt delivery of her letter.

But she was rebuffed from her attempt by Zinke's security escort and police were called to the scene.

A video of the incident was posted on Facebook by activist Kelli Stewart and also on Gavin Seim's Facebook page on Sunday July 30th.

Stewart captions her video with a message that reads in part:

"Brianna Bundy tries to deliver personal letter to Ryan Zinke to discuss ranching and water rights.  Bundy family excluded from meeting....."

Media reports noted that Zinke was visiting the Bundy Ranch area, but that he had not met members of the Bundy Family.

Shortly after this incident, Secretary Zinke cut short his visit to the area to return to Washington, reportedly for an important meeting.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


After being convicted on mulitiple charges in a trial earlier this year, Greg Burleson was sentenced to 68 years and 3 months in prison yesterday for this role in the April 12, 2014 standoff near Bundy Ranch at Bunkerville.

Among other things Burleson, who ironically was once an FBI informant on a left-wing protest in Arizona,  was convicted of 'assault on a federal officer'.   IN LITERAL FACT, NO ASSAULT OF ANY KIND OCCURRED ON FEDERAL OFFICERS DURING THE BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF.

Burleson was one of two men convicted in a trial earlier this year where the jury was split on the guilt of four other defendants with Judge Gloria Navarro declaring a mistrial.

Those four men  (Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexler and Ricky Lovelien) are now being tried again in a trial where the federal prosecutor praised by Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his visit to Las Vegas (Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre) has further restricted the defendants ability to defend themselves by getting the judge to ban use of the First and Second Amendments of the Constitution in the trial.

Saturday, July 22, 2017





The second Bunkerville Standoff trial of four men not convicted in a trial earlier this year began Monday.  

 Eric Parker, Steven Stewart, Scott Drexler and Ricky Lovelien are being tried under conditions imposed by US District Judge Gloria Navarro that included her ruling in favor of a prosecution motion to ban use of the First and Second Amendments of the US Constitution as a legal defense.

The prosecution also got Judge Navarro to ban the defense from mentioning alleged misconduct or excessive use of force by the federal authorities that were involved in the dispute over Cliven Bundy's cattle that culminated in the April 2014 Bunkerville Standoff  near Bundy Ranch.

Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre, recently praised by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions as the "top guy leading the battle, going to court, standing up and defending the office and the principles of the law" came out claiming the four men "got on a bridge, armed with semi-automatic rifles, and threatened to shoot law enforcement officers who stood below them in a wash".

Defense attorney Richard Tanasi, representing Steven Stewart, said "This case is about standing up for what you believe in.  Nothing more, nothing less."

Attorney Jess Marchese, who represents defendant Eric Parker, wanted to put it on the record at the beginning of the trial that he objected to the composition of the jury that included four jurors struck by the defense, but reinstated by Judge Navarro.

 Todd Leventhal, the attorney for Scott Drexler, said his client "saw images that shocked his conscience" and believes "no man is above the law, badge or not".  Drexler saw videos of police dogs and stun guns being used against protestors by federal authorities around Bundy Ranch.

Ricky Lovelien's attorney Shawn Perez noted that during the protest "not a shot was fired, not a bottle was thrown, not a rock was thrown....nobody was injured and everyone went home"

Judge Gloria Navarro is allowing the jury to ask questions during the trial, but that's seen as her way of making sure the jurors aren't going to nullify.  If Navarro feels the jury is moving in the wrong direction, its expected she will declare a mistrial according to supporters of the defendants.

Friday, July 21, 2017


"Look Sessions gets the job.  Right after he gets the job, he recuses himself.    Well, Sessions should have never recused himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else....Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself.  I then have--which, frankly is very unfair to the president.    How do you take a job and then recuse yourself?   If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, 'Thanks Jeff, but I can't, you know I'm not going to take you.'  It's extremely unfair, and that's a mild word, to the president...."

President Donald Trump's "New York Times" interview published July 19. 2017

"I've got to tell you, its impressive when you have a tough case, a controversial case and you've got the top guy leading the battle, going to court, standing up and defending the office and the principles of the law.....I'm not taking sides or commenting on the case.  Just want to say that leadership requires, a lot of times, our people to step up and be accountable."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions July 12, 2017 praising Acting US Attorney in Las Vegas, Steven Myhre, leading the prosecution of 19 men accused in the Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch-April 2014 

"I think saying that he commends  the prosecution  leading these Bundy cases and this atrocity speaks for itself......but I believe him commending the prosecution on holding these guys for this amount of time and all the money that they're spending on this retrial, this double jeopardy speaks for itself.  He says he's not taking sides, but obviously he has.  So Sessions is not our friend...."

Andrea Parker, wife of Second Bunkerville Trial defendant Eric Parker  comments July 12, 2017 immediately following Jeff Sessions comments

Steven Myhre, the main Jeff Sessions was praising, offered up opening arguments in Las Vegas last Monday (July 17th) at the retrial of four men not convicted by the jury in their first trial earlier this year for supporting the Bundy Family at the standoff near Bundy Ranch in April 2014.

Myhre made a motion before the trial to ban the defendants from using the Constitution's First and Second Amendments as a defense and got US District Judge Gloria Navarro to agree to the ban.

One saving grace for President Trump in this matter was the appearance of one of his supporters, Roger Stone, at a rally for the Bunkerville Standoff defendants on Saturday July 15th.

Stone called on the President to pardon the 19 men involved in the case, only three convicted, one sentenced, with the other 18 currently being jailed indefinitely without bail.

Sessions comments on the Bunkerville Standoff  prosecutor should just be the last straw.

These comments  cause harm to the President among grassroots supporters including the jailed Cliven Bundy, who endorsed Donald Trump in a letter published right before the election last November.   Also among the 19 behind bars, Jerry DeLemus, co-chair of Veterans for Trump during the New Hampshire Primary last year.

DeLemus received a seven year plus (87 month) sentence from US District Judge Gloria Navarro, a sentence 15 months harsher than the one requested by the federal prosecutors in the case.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Reporter Maxine Bernstein of "Oregon Live" tweeted last week that Washington DC lawyer Rob Cary has been admitted to the defense of FBI Agent W. Joseph Astarita.

Astarita is accused of lying about the two shots he fired in the direction of Oregon Standoff protestor LaVoy Finicum at a roadblock that was part of a "felony traffic stop" aimed at arresting the leadership of the non-violent protest.

Finicum was fleeing his truck as Astarita's shots were fired and ended up being shot dead by Oregon State Police who felt "threatened" by his actions.

Cary represented former US Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska in a high profile corruption case and authored a book "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of US Senator Ted Stevens".

Earlier this month US District Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland issued a "protective order" to ban the FBI agents defense lawyers from sharing documents because they name FBI agents and Oregon State Police troopers.   Assistant US Attorney Paul Maloney said "threats" have been made against law enforcement involved in the killing of LaVoy Finicum.

"Oregon Live" has also reported that the Oregon shooting team from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Ofiice and the US Justice Department's Office of Inspector General are investigating the four other Hostage Rescue Team agents who were present at Finicum's killing who may have tampered with evidence from the shooting scene.

Astarita's trial is set for August 29th in Portland.

W. Joseph Astaria remains employed by the FBI in an administrative capacity.

Meanwhile, a video has been posted showing vandalism of the memorial at the place where LaVoy Finicum was killed along US Route 395 in Harney County, Oregon.   The poster of the video on  Facebook (Tony Atencio-32K views) says a fire was lit at the site in what he called a controlled burn suggesting "destruction of evidence" at the site.

This would not be the first time memorials to LaVoy Finicum have been vandalized-destroyed there.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


"I've got to tell you, it's impressive when you have a tough case, a controversial case and you've got the top guy leading the battle, going to court, standing up and defending the office and the principles of the law.......I'm not taking sides or commenting on the case.  Just want to say that leadership requires, a lot of times, our people to step up and be accountable."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions  Own Words Spoken in Las Vegas July 12, 2017

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Las Vegas on Wednesday (July 12th) he stepped into the Bunkerville Standoff case where many were hoping for a change in attitude from the Trump Administration.

Sessions singled out the Acting US Attorney in Las Vegas, Steven Myhre, leader of the federal prosecution of Cliven Bundy, his sons and others who helped the Bundy Family during the standoff in Nevada near Bundy Ranch.

Reporter Jenny Wilson of the "Las Vegas Review Journal" tweeted:

"Sessions commends prosecutor's leadership on the Bundy case but says "I'm not taking sides or commenting on the case."

Activist Gavin Seim said this on Facebook quoting a "Review Journal" news report that was scrubbed from the Internet:

"He praised Myhre for his work on the "tough case, controversial case, leading the battle of law" in regard to the Bundy Trials.....

Sessions praised a prosecutor who led an effort that got US District Judge Gloria Navarro to ban the defendants in the second trial getting underway this week from using the First or Second Amendments of the Constitution to either defend themselves or in questioning potential jurors.

Former federal prosecutor and Congressman, Bob Barr, told Alex Jones on his show Thursday that the federal government needs to back down from prosecuting the 19 people indicted in the case.

Two of them,by the way, were convicted in the first trial on some charges earlier this year.   Barr also noted that they are being held without bail indefinitely with Jones adding like 'they are in North Korea'.

Monday, July 10, 2017





The courtroom activities resumed in Las Vegas Monday July 10th at the federal courthouse with Judge Gloria Navarro trying to rig the second trial for four defendants whose trial ended in a mistrial earlier this year.

She ruled to prevent the defense from questioning potential jurors about the US Constitution and to prevent the defendants from explaining why they showed up armed at the standoff as in exercise of their First and Second Amendment rights.  


Some personalities arrived in the courtroom on Tuesday.  Judicial activist Larry Klayman and former Congressman and federal prosecutor Bob Barr.  Courtroom observer Andrea Parker noted that the judge and federal marshals were more "on their toes" and careful in their actions in the presence of the two men.

The slipshod actions of both Judge Navarro and federal marshals and their hostility towards the defendants and those supporting them in the courtroom seemed to be less so during the hours both men were present.    

Parker has reported on and shown the tough approach in the name of "security" at the courthouse.


US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Las Vegas today and he "commended" the proseuction in the Bunkerville trials and added that he was "not taking sides" in the case.

This was the cause of great consternation among supporters of the defendants who responded by saying "Sessions is not on our side".

Jury selection was completed in the afternoon in what  was described as a "Soviet style rigged process in Judge Gloria Navarro's courtroom with "males" and "ethnics" being deliberately excluded from the jury and the judge riding roughshod over defense lawyers objections to the jury selection process.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Jason Patrick, one of those convicted in the rigged process of the second Oregon Standoff trial, was denied pre-sentencing release by US District Judge Anna Brown in Portland last week.

Brown described Patrick as "insolent" among other things in her comments during  a hearing last Friday.   In response, defense lawyer Andrew Kohlmetz said that if Patrick deserved to remain in jail based on Brown's comments, then Marcus Mumford should be in jail, too.

Kohlmetz was referring to  Ammon Bundy's defense attorney in the first Oregon Standoff trial. Marcus Mumford was tackled, tased and arrested right after the seven defendants in that trial were acquitted last fall.

While the federal prosecutors decided to drop charges against Mumford, the chief judge of the US District Court in Oregon, Michael Mosman, launched an effort to disbar Mumford from practicing in federal court in Oregon.

The same federal judge appointed for the criminal case brought and dropped against Mumford, US District Judge John Coughenour of the US District Court in eastern Washington state, will decide on the disbarment of Marcus Mumford.   

Coughenour has ordered that Mumford be provided with a transcript of the first Oregon Standoff trial in order to defend himself.  And yes, we the taxpayers are paying for this consequence of the endless prosecution-persecution of Mr. Mumford.

Meanwhile the current US Attorney in Oregon, the one appointed by the Obama Administration in December 2015, remains in place.   Billy Williams was not asked to resign by the Trump Administration and serves as "Acting US Attorney."

Williams has asked Judge Brown to jail California blogger Gary Hunt until he agrees to remove posts from his "Outpost of Freedom" blog that outed FBI informants in the Oregon Standoff Case.  In his written argument to the judge, Williams said that "Hunt and others who might seek to emulate him need to be deterred".

Williams claims Gary Hunt has published "protected material" but as Hunt has pointed out his ability to out FBI informants was based on redacted federal documents released to the public and interviews with people involved in the protest.

Judge Brown has set an August 23rd date for a hearing.  That's Wednesday August 23rd at 130pm at Federal Court in Portland.  

The first of the defendants convicted in the  second Oregon Standoff trial will be sentenced soon.

Thursday, May 18, 2017



Is it a coincidence that a website for discussion among Donald Trump's most loyal supporters went down mid-day Monday this week as the latest slew of assaults against the President of the United States were  launched?

Its hard not to draw sinister conclusions about the latest downing of "Free Republic", its longest ever.

An outside attack or something else?

In recent months signs of self-censorship have appeared on the site including the removal of an entire post, comments and all, one day after its posting.

The Peter Hitchens "Mail on Sunday" column was published right after the alleged "poison gas" attack by the Asaad regime in Syria and the military response to it (Tomahawks launched on a Syrian air base).

The column cited foreign influences on the UK government which pushed the "gas attack" notion. The UK is deeply in debt and dependent on money rich Saudi Arabia, a major promoter of the Civil War in Syria.

A Civil War being fought by jihadists of Al-Qaeda, fueled by the Wahabbi Islam ideology that inspired the 9/11 terrorists.   A Saudi fueled fight that led to the establishment of the Islamic State and all its consequences.

The motives of Saudi Arabia and Israel with Syria and Russia being allies of the Iranian arch-enemy of both nations,figured prominently in the comments that were deleted.

Israel and Russia also figured prominently in the assault on President Trump this week, with a news leak saying Mr. Trump shared Israeli intelligence with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a White House meeting last week.

Trump's friendly meeting with the Russians was an event that needed to be discredited and indeed it was.

There will be a lot of smiles and friendly handshakes as the President of the United States visits Saudi Arabia and Israel in the coming days, but both nations have a common anti-Iran agenda.

President Trump has stepped to the plate with the hand of friendship and commitment to alliances with both nations which had their beginnings back in the 1940's.   An economically troubled and deeply in debt United States will benefit from arms deals worth billions involving Saudi Arabia and Saudi investment in American "infrastructure" but one wonders about the strings?????  Is this enough to keep President Trump from being forced into military actions to push forward the war in Syria?

For the Saudis its a religious-security problem, the need to vanquish the main competitor to its Sunni Wahabbi brand of Islam, Iran's Shia Islam.  For Israel, it is the matter of Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Part of their anti-Iran agenda is the removal of Iranian ally Bashar Assad from power in Syria and the neutralizing of Iran's Hezbollah allies in Syria and Lebanon.

Standing in the way of this is Russia....Russia.....Russia.

Russia must be aggressively confronted into backing down in Syria and Donald Trump does not appear to be taking that route.

So we get the assault on Trump and the appointment of a 'special counsel' to investigate matters related to Trump and Russia.   We get talk of Richard Nixon, Watergate, Impeachment and so on.

Any involvement of RINO politicians, much less the Democrats, seems almost coincidental to me.

They look at power for themselves but there are other forces behind them and their witch hunt against President Trump.

It is in the interests of foreign powers, each invested in the military industrial complex.  One (Israel) a producer of defense weaponry assisted by tens of billions of US taxpayer dollars, plus Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies, key buyers of defense weaponry produced in the US and Israel (anti-missile systems to counter Iranian missiles).

Each nation determined to take Iran out in the end and determined to remove any obstacles to that end, the most serious one being Russia.

Is a President Mike Pence more amenable to their agenda?  Based on his previous comments about Russia, I would say yes.

Back on Iran, the State Department did extend sanctions relief to Iran this week.

Its insane, truly insane to realize as Rush Limbaugh said on the airwaves when Obama was pushing through the Iran nuclear deal that Senator Bob Corker (Republican) was enabling it with his Corker Amendment in the interest of Boeing selling 85 aircraft to Iran.

Billions for big business, thousands of "jobs for Americans",   But Iran being helped in the end.

But Boeing is already making out at the other end, selling combat aircraft to Kuwait and Qatar in recent months (72).   Those nations potential Iranian adversaries.

Big Business, Big Banks, Corporatism, Uniparty forces with foreign governments in the mix trying to run the show.

And Donald J. Trump is in their crosshairs.

Friday, May 5, 2017

       MARCH ON NEVADA PRISON FOLLOWING                                 BEATING OF  AMMON BUNDY

           PROTEST ENDS, CAMP CLEAN UP, AMMON BUNDY  MOVED                 


                       HARRASSMENT FROM NYE COUNTY SHERIFF'S       

                    DEPARTMENT OF PROTESTORS OUTSIDE PRISON                                                


                               13 HOUR ORDEAL CALLED 'TORTURE'



John Lamb presented a video to end the protest showing the cleaned up Camp Liberty and the sign and jail cell left behind at the campsite near the prison.

Lamb went inside the prison to visit some of the prisoners including Cliven Bundy before he left.

Last night Ammon Bundy was moved into a different section of the prison with the prisoners considered "hardened".

The good news of that situation is that he was released from solitary confinement.


"I'm on my knees" Ammon Bundy said in a phone call this evening from his solitary confinement cell at the prison.  Bundy needs to take that position to hold the phone through a hole in the cell door.

Tomorrow will mark one month of solitary confinement for Ammon after the handcuffing and beating incident at the prison.

Speaking to Gavin Seim with a message for everyone, Ammon Bundy said:

"The more effective we are with promoting truth and freedom the more opposition we're going to get, it's just a fact and we need to realize that that opposition is a testimony to us that we are doing what is right."

Bundy and Seim had a long discussion about those trying to tear down the protest and fundraising efforts associated with the protest.

Ammon Bundy reminded his audience that the tens of thousands of dollars raised during the protest isn't going to protest organizers like Kelli Stewart or Gavin Seim.

Bundy said:  "I talk to Morgan (Philpot-Defense Attorney) a couple of times a week, my attorney and all every 100 percent of those funds that you have, that the people out there supporters have donated have gone to him and they will be used as sacred funds.  It is going to make  a huge difference in this defense and none of it has gone to Kelli or Gavin or anybody else...."


Protests continued over the Memorial Day weekend outside the prison and in the middle of Pahrump as well.

Some hecklers showed up along with some who apparently misunderstood (or may have been intoxicated) the notion of the United States flag hung upside down as a sign of distress.

Old Glory was raised high on a lift outside the prison yesterday on Memorial Day.

Fundraising efforts were held on behalf of the prisoners in Nevada along with others who have been prosecuted and persecuted by government including Navy vet Joe Robertson, jailed for building a pond on his property in Montana.    There's a case for the new congressman, Greg Gianforte, to "smack down".   But it does seem like politicians and government aren't listening at this point to the little people like Joe.

Activist Gavin Seim was handcuffed in a 3 by 3 cell to raise support for Jeff Weinhaus, jailed on Second Amendment grounds in Missouri.


John Lamb, one of the protest organizers, announced yesterday that the protest will continue next week instead of breaking off Monday as had been previously planned.

Lamb said the protest has been an encouragement to the prisoners.   The 19 associated with the Bunkerville Standoff have been helped and others in the prison as well by the protestors outside and their willingness to go into the prison and visit with those held there.

At last night's public meeting, activist and organizer Kelli Stewart explained her involvement with the cause of the prisoners that began during the Oregon Standoff protest last year.

John Lamb also spoke at that meeting about federal control of land, the fining and jailing people for building wells and ponds on their own property.  Lamb also discussed the harassment coming from the prison aimed at the protest.  Eleven complaints about the activities of the protesters were all false, he told the audience.

There's been something of an update on what happened to Ryan Bundy after he was released from the solitary confinement.  His wife Angie posted a video saying that Ryan was released into a section of the prison for rougher, tougher inmates.   The guards are harassing Ryan Bundy and the veteran inmates have let the soft spoken Bundy know he's being singled out by the guards.


A public meeting is being held in Pahrump tonight to talk about abuse at the privately prison there called the Southern Nevada Detention Center, owned by a company that's rebranded from "Corrections Corporation of America" to "Core Civic".

Another rally and march is planned outside the prison tomorrow.

People continue to put themselves into the 3 by 3 shower stall handcuffed like Ammon Bundy was on May 2nd for 13 hours.   They are doing it to raise money for Bundy's legal defense.


Word late yesterday that Ryan Bundy has been freed from solitary confinement at the Nevada Southern Detention Center.

Ammon Bundy remains in solitary some three weeks plus after he was beaten and tortured in a shower stall for 13 hours back on May 2nd.

The protests will continue outside the prison.


Activists Kelli Stewart and John Lamb have stepped up to fundraise on behalf of Ammon Bundy's legal defense fund at the protest in Nevada.

Last night they were handcuffed in a 3x3 cell that resembles the shower stall Ammon Bundy was tortured in earlier this month.

Kelli set a record enduring 10 hours of what Ammon Bundy endured for 13 hours and word from Gavin Seim is that 11,500 dollars was raised because of their live video marathon yesterday.


A march and rally followed by a cookout came down yesterday outside the prison, dubbed "Gitmo, NV" on a sign posted nearby.

Flags were held high including some flags hung upside down as a sign of distress in recognition of the abuse taking place at the prison.

For starters look at the two months plus of solitary confinement for the "political prisoners" like Ammon and Ryan Bundy when other prisoners only get five days for stabbing other inmates with makeshift weapons.

Then go onto the notion of 17 of  the 19 'political prisoners', the men arrested over the Bunkerville   Standoff near Bundy Ranch in April 2014, not having been tried or convicted of any crime and yet still behind bars.

American citizens being treated just like the foreign nationals held without trial at Gitmo in Cuba suspected of terrorism.

Are Americans who defend private property rights considered terrorists by the federal government?


The Stars and Stripes were hoisted high by a lift near the Nevada Southern Detention Center yesterday upside down.  Not in disrespect, but in a sign of distress.  

Activist John Lamb posted a video online reminding viewers that the politicians have failed to respond to continued detention of more than a dozen men without due process like a 'speedy trial' and the abuse of some of those prisoners.

A false complaint was lodged by the prison of a bus being "slapped" by the protestors as it went into the prison leading to a visit from the Nye County Sheriff's Department.

Daily "Jericho Marches" continue at 2:30 pm outside the prison.

Gavin Seim posted a video about the rally planned tomorrow to let the local community and others who show up know the who, what, why etc. of the situation at the prison.

A cookout is planned in conjunction with the rally.

"Camp Liberty" has a mailing address....Camp Liberty (care of John Lamb), 1776 E. Mesquite Ave., Pahrump, NV 89060.   You can sent your support to that address.

20-thousand some dollars have been raised for the Ammon Bundy Defense Fund in conjunction with the protest so far.


In a video posted late yesterday, activist Gavin Seim laid out the scene of the protest, zooming in on the prison and pointing out the new campsite for the protesters, who moved after the sheriff's department told them a private land owner didn't want them there.

But the protesters have found land owners around the prison who support them and at a planned rally and protest this Saturday, they hope to spread the message about torture at the prison and the injustice of holding people for years without their guilt or innocence being proven in trials.

Seim pointed out in his video that the border of the prison has been extended without any knowledge of who owns the land.    He also notes that armed police and prison guards are approaching the protestors who are acting peacefully and have been asked to show up without any firearms.

One question that seems like a good one to ask is are the federal authorities in on this situation at all offering advice or support to the aggressive tactics against the peaceful protesters?


Jeanette Finicum joined the protest march around the prison yesterday, bringing along with her the horse rode by her husband who was killed in the FBI ambush in Oregon last year during the Oregon Standoff protest..

Among those joining her in the "Jericho March" around the prison was Shawna Cox, acquitted by a federal jury in connection with that protest along with the other 'leaders'.

Gina Harden of "Liberty Grows" posted videos from the protest yesterday mentioning that there are 19 Bunkerville Standoff prisoners being held at the Nevada Southern Detention Center.  Prisoners held for over a year and being denied speedy trials.

Meanwhile, two men convicted in the recently concluded first Bunkerville Standoff trial will not be tried again.

Shawna Cox said yesterday that Greg Burleson and Todd Engel will not face trial again.  Maxine Bernstein of "Oregon Live" reported that federal prosecutors indicated the cost of a second trial was a factor.

Of course the federal government got what they wanted by obtaining convictions in the first place.

A new "Camp Liberty" campsite has been established on land owned by someone who supports the protest.


The Nye County Sheriff's Department arrived at the Camp Liberty protest site given its address of 1776 Mesquite Ave.  early Monday afternoon.     A black shirted Undersheriff told protestors that a private property owner near the prison did not want the protest on their land.

They could protest on the public 'right of way' along with highway but the  protest needed to be "permitted"  according to the sheiff's department.

This move comes as the widow of LaVoy Finicum, Jeanette Finicum, is expected at the protest today (Tuesday) as well as activist Gavin Seim, much hated and feared by federal authorities and provocateurs who may be acting as informants for them.

Activist Kelli Stewart has spoken to lawyers and to the same Undersheriff who appeared at the campsite Monday.

He spoke of receiving over 100 'death threats' but Kelli Stewart emphasized that she wan't putting them out and asked anyone attending the protest to come unarmed.  Stewart noted that when sheriff-s deputies approach the protest they hold onto their weapons.  Stewart told the Undersheriff she felt threatened by that behavior, noting that she figured if she reached for her chap stick she would be gunned down.

Kelli Stewart expressed her view that the local authorities are acting to protect the privately owned prison which is important to the local economy, where prisoners like Ammon Bundy and others have been abused.

Ammon and Ryan Bundy remain in solitary confinement at the Nevada Southern Detention Center some two weeks after the beating and torture of Ammon Bundy at the prison.


The Nye County Sheriff has actually looked at the May 2nd video of the torture of Ammon Bundy and conducted an 'investigation'.

On Thursday May 11th she met some family members and showed them the lengthy video of his mistreatment.

Ammon's mother Carol Bundy was said to have been so disturbed by the video she left the room.

Sister-in-law Angie Bundy says "Ammon was treated worse than an animal" in a Facebook posting.

The Nye County Sheriff claimed that  Ammon Bundy is being treated that way becuase he refuses to comply with constant body cavity searches conducted at the prison in the name of preventing drugs from getting in.   She told family members the 'investigation is closed', determining there was no wrongdoing by the prison.

Ammon Bundy supporter John Lamb says that Sheriff Sharon Wehrly compared the privately owned prison to  Walmart and said she has no say over its policies.

An outraged activist Gavin Seim said the low paid guards at the prison are the smugglers of any drugs into the privately owned.prison.

"The guards in our prisons are so low that they want, they want men to stand around and do a striptease for them so that they can feel powerful and they do it in the name of safety and our nation tolerates it in the name of safety. " Gavin Seim shared with his viewers in a video posted Friday.

Ammon Bundy has consistently refused to take his clothes off constantly for the searches and manipulate his body for the searches, always reminding the guards he has not been convicted of any crime, yet remains locked up in the prison.  Bundy told the guards they would have to take off his clothes and conduct the search themselves and that he would not resist them.

Right now Ammon and Ryan Bundy remain in solitary confinement as they have been for more than a week this time around.

Dozens of people are participating  gathering daily at a location called "Camp Liberty" across from the prison and doing a "Jericho March" around the prison.  People take turns being handcuffed and put into a mock 3 x 3 stall like Ammon Bundy was on May 2nd.


Eric Parker called out from the prison yesterday to tell the outside world about the 'investigation' being conducted by the prison owner and the refusal of the political prisoners (those associated with the April 2014 Bunkerville Standoff) to participate in it without their own lawyers and the Nye County Sheriff being present.

WEDNESDAY MAY 10th Update:

Kelli Stewart posted a Facebook video last evening laying out plans for continuous protest over the mistreatment of prisoners at the Nevada Southern Detention Center.

Stewart said the scope of the protest is beyond the mistreatment of Ammon Bundy.

But she reminded viewers about Bundy's mistreatment, saying that additional 3 by 3 cells will be built and displayed with people in them during the protest to remind people about what happened.

Kelli Stewart also laid out how a prisoner can spent 7 days in solitary for stabbing another prisoner, but that Ammon and Ryan Bundy spent some 40 days 'in the hole' because they objected to body cavity searches.

She pointed out Ammoin Bundy's objection to removing his clothes and manipulating his body to comply with the cavity searches as an innocent man, not convicted, yet held in a jail without bail in a place Stewart calls a "concentration camp" and "hostage center".

Some special protest events are planned for next Tuesday May 16th and the following Saturday May 20th.

On the 16th the widow of LaVoy Finicum, Jeanette Fincium will appear.   LaVoy;s horse will be saddled up and ride around the prison.

One other matter was brought up by Kelli Stewart.   Kelli is urging everyone to show up without any firearms for the protest to emphasize the message that there is no violent or threatening intent from the protest..

MONDAY MAY 8th Update:

The protests continued from late in the last week into the new week outside the Southern Nevada Detention Center in Pahrump.

Protestors were talking a mile long trek around the prison, a "Walls of Jericho" march accompanied by patriotic music including the National Anthem.

They caused a big stir at the prison in terms of defensive and angry reactions from a lockdown which was lifted for the weekend and a call to the Nye County Sheriff claiming trespassing on prison property.

The prisoners inside know what's going on outside and it is a lift to their spirits.

Prisoners like Jerry Delemus and Cliven Bundy, among numerous others, received visitors from among the protestors over the weekend.

A "Camp Liberty" has been set up near the prison to house those protesting.

Those who can't protest are being asked to help financially including support for Ammon Bundy's legal defense fund.

More Updates to follow........