MILITIA LEADER RUNNING FOR SENATOR

MILITIA LEADER RUNNING FOR SENATOR

Militia Leader Known As The ‘Bundy Ranch Sniper’ Seeks A New Title: State Senator

The moderator was polite enough not to make it Question 1. But, oh, it was coming.

This face-off in Hailey, Idaho, wasn’t a typical debate night. Beforehand, incumbent state Sen. Michelle Stennett, a Democrat, had sought assurances for her safety, fearing riled-up supporters of her Republican opponent, Eric Parker. He, in turn, posted guards outside to avoid a ruckus like the one at a recent GOP picnic. That time, a heckler interrupted Parker’s speech to call him a domestic terrorist.

The precautions all go back to what Parker calls “the elephant in the room” in his bid for state office, namely that federal authorities consider him an anti-government extremist who belongs in prison. Instead, Parker beat felony charges twice, now leads one of the best-known militia groups in the mountain region, and is on the ballot in a rare purple district in bright-red Idaho.

That trajectory – and the alarm it’s raising in some Boise political circles – finally came up in Question 8, after property taxes and gun control: “Mr. Parker, in the past you’ve pled guilty to breaking the law at the 2015 showdown between the Bureau of Land Management at the Bundys’ ranch in Nevada.”

WAS ASKED IN A DEBATE ABOUT OBEYING LAWS

If elected, the moderator continued, would Parker uphold his oath to follow all laws, even if he disagreed with them?

Parker, in a navy suit with his long hair tied back, listened with a slight smirk, then started his answer with a correction: “It was 2014.”

Six years ago, during the armed standoff in Bunkerville, Nev., Parker, then a 30-year-old electrician, stood on a bridge along with other right-wing supporters of the local Bundy family’s fight with the government over grazing rights. Below, in a dry riverbed, heavily armed authorities watched the demonstrators. As tensions rose, Parker dropped to his belly, stuck his rifle through a gap in a concrete barrier and leveled his weapon at the officers.


 

FBI WANTS INTERVIEW WITH BOBULINSKI

FBI WANTS INTERVIEW WITH BOBULINSKI

TONY BOBULINSKI

FBI asks to interview Hunter Biden ex-associate Bobulinski, Senate committee says

FBI WANTS INTERVIEW WITH BOBULINSKI HUNTER BIDEN ASSOCIATE

The FBI has asked former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski to sit for an interview Friday, Bobulinski’s lawyers told the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which released a statement Friday.

The FBI has also asked Bobulinski, who went on the record Thursday to accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of lying about his involvement with his son’s business dealings, to turn over copies of his phones.

The FBI declined to comment to Fox News “in keeping with our standard practice of neither confirming nor denying the existence of an investigation.”

WHO IS TONY BOBULINSKI, HUNTER BIDEN’S FORMER BUSINESS ASSOCIATE?

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have been investigating Hunter Biden’s business dealings and said their interview with Bobulinski, which was scheduled for Friday morning, has been postponed.

“I appreciate that the FBI has a job to do, and I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters that our Committees have been investigating for months,” Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said.

“I expect that Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee as soon as possible and fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings,” said Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin.


BLM FUNDRAISING FOR FIREARM TRAINING

BLM FUNDRAISING FOR FIREARM TRAINING


Black Lives Matter Sacramento founder wants gun training for Black community: ‘We need to be armed’

‘As Black folks we have learned that we are running out of resources when it comes to being protected,’ the fundraiser reads

BLM FUNDRAISING FOR FIREARM TRAINING

A Black Lives Matter chapter in California has launched an effort to get members trained in gun safety to protect themselves and their communities.

“As Black folks, we have learned that we are running out of resources when it comes to being protected,” the fundraiser launched by BLM Sacramento founder Tanya Faison reads. “Police are killing us. White nationalists are threatening us. The president is supporting the nationalists.”

The effort aims to raise $2,000 to send 10 people to get training, which includes how to hold, clean and safely store firearms.

As protests continue over police brutality and racial injustice, Faison told KOVR-TV that gun safety education is not related to the demonstrations but is necessary in case of home invasions or attacks from White supremacists. Calls and messages to Black Lives Matter Sacramento were not returned.

THE RISE IN GUN SALES IS A CONCERN

Gun sales have risen significantly this year as concerns over a surge in crime and riots have prompted many, including African Americans, to secure personal protection.

The uptick in gun ownership could mean an increase in violence in the initial stages, said Alfred Titus Jr., an assistant professor and a former homicide detective with the New York Police Department.

“In the beginning, there’s going to be a lot of aggressiveness because when people know that they have a gun, they’re less likely to back down or walk away from a situation,” he told Fox News.

He added that it is uncommon for African Americans to seek out firearms training compared to their White counterparts.

African Americans as a whole are losing faith and trust in law enforcement as police shootings of unarmed Black people and police abuse continue to make headlines, he said.

“What I am happy about is that they are going about it the right way,” Titus said of the BLM effort. “They’re getting licenses. They’re getting trained. They are legally doing this to make that they fit into the restrictions that society has set for everyone.”

THEY CANNOT RELY ON THE POLICE

Faison argues firearms training is an option at a time when Black people can’t rely on the police.

“We need to be armed, we need to be safe, we are citizens here, we have equal rights here, the Second Amendment is our right too,”she said. “I want us to be independent from the system, and I want us to be educated and informed on what we are doing.”

DAWG SAYS: IF ANYONE OF THEM HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO OWN A GUN, AND THEY ARE WILLING TO TAKE PROPER TRAINING CLASSES I AM ALL FOR IT, AS A FIRST AMMENDMENT RIGHT.

I ALSO NOTE THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS THAT POLICE CANNOT BE RELIED ON, THEY ARE TOO BUSY AND USUALLY SWAMPED. AND CANNOT PARK ON YOUR DOORSTEP.

BUT WHY A FUNDRAISER? I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE RECEIVED LARGE DONATIONS IN RECENT MONTHS.


NOR CAL AVENTURES GREAT WATERFALLS

NOR CAL AVENTURES GREAT WATERFALLS

5 Gorgeous Northern California Waterfalls With No Hiking Required

There are many beautiful waterfalls in Northern California, and some of them you don’t even need to leave the paved parking area or roadside to fully enjoy their beauty. If you believe you don’t have to spend weeks fully immersed in nature to truly enjoy its beauty, then add these waterfalls to your bucket list today.

NOR CAL AVENTURES GREAT WATERFALLS

1. Kickapoo Falls, Trinity

This stunning waterfall flows over a rough rock face, scattering the water in all directions. It’s a sight to behold.

2. Hedge Creek Falls, Dunsmuir

If you are up to the task, there’s a neat little cave behind this cascade that you can walk into and gain a new perspective on the falls.

3. Horsetail Falls, Strawberry

As you drive west on Highway 50 (towards Placerville as you leave Tahoe), keep your eye on the peaks before you as you descend Meyer’s Grade. Before you enter the town of Strawberry, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of this cascade of white water as it flows over the granite rock of Desolation Wilderness.

4. Burney Falls, McArthur-Burney Falls State Park, near McCloud

You can enjoy amazing views of the falls from the parking lot.

5. Glen Alpine Falls, South Lake Tahoe

The 65-foot-tall waterfall in South Lake Tahoe is located right off the road and is easy to view with no hiking required.

6. Bridal Veil Falls, Highway 50 Near Pollock Pines

Pull off to the side of the highway and take in these beautiful falls, which are located right on the road. are the most impressive in the springtime and dwindle down to a trickle in the fall.