“It started out as a Christian thing,” Stone’s ex-wife, Donna Stone, told The Associated Press. “You go to church. You pray. You take care of your family. I think David started to take it a little too far.”—Feds: 9th militia suspect nabbed
"The indictment charged that from August 2008 to the present, the defendants — led by David Brian Stone, 45, who also used the name ‘Captain Hutaree’ — developed a conspiracy that they hoped would result in a war against the United States government. They allegedly decided they would kill a local law enforcement officer, and then bomb the funeral caravan. The killings ‘would intimidate and demoralize law enforcement diminishing their ranks and rendering them ineffective,’ it said.
[of course it would! that’s what always happens when you kill a cop and then bomb the funeral! the cops just quit!]
"Afterward, the indictment said, Hutaree members would retreat to several ‘rally points’ and wage war against the government, using prepared fighting positions as well as ‘trip-wired and command-detonated’ bombs.
“’It is believed by the Hutaree that this engagement would then serve as a catalyst for a more widespread uprising against the government,’ the indictment said.”
"The fact is the Democrats COULD have put real structural reform in place, instead of just throwing a couple colored sprinkles as selling points on top of this massive pile of corporate corruption being passed off as a health care bill. Instead of just a couple community health centers to sell our policy soul for we could have gotten what the compelling majority of the American people WANTED, which was a robust public option.
"It could have been an expansion of the low overhead existing Medicare program. It could have been some other form of a single payer system. It could have provided for real competition for drug prices by allowing reimportation or government bargaining. It could have freed the states from the oppression of industry law suits through ERISA to stop them from caring for their own citizens. It could have done any of these things if just ONE member of Congress had put their foot down, and KEPT it down, demanding any of these things.
"Predictably, we got an email from the President, and if you are one of the other 13 million hopers on his mailing list we are sure you got yours too, talking about ‘This is what change looks like.’ Sorry, but no. This is what dyed in the wool corruption looks like. This is what legislation looks like that has been manipulated every step of the way by corporate special interests. This is what it looks like for the American people to have been entirely shut out of the debate for their own health care future."
“This is not a healthcare reform bill. It is instead a corporate restructuring of the American healthcare system designed to enhance the profits of private health insurance companies disguised with the language of reform.”—
“I hope that Mr. Obama’s party can carry this message clearly into the electoral battles ahead, painting the Republican opposition for what it is: a gang of hypocritical, pietistic sadists, seeking pleasure in the suffering of others while pretending to be Christians, devoid of sympathy, empathy, or any inclination to simple human kindness, constant breakers of the Golden Rule, enemies of the common good. In fact, the current edition of the Republican party has achieved something really memorable in the annals of collective bad intentions: they have managed to create a sense of the public interest whose main goal is the destruction of the public interest.”—Clusterfuck Nation
“I still struggle every day to discard my past ideas,” said Pawel, a 33-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jew and former truck driver, noting with little irony that he had to stop hating Jews in order to become one….
“Oy vey, I hate to admit it, but we would beat up local Jewish and Arab kids and homeless people,” Pawel said on a recent day from the Nozyk Synagogue here.”—Changing Face in Poland: Skinhead Puts on Skullcap