Tom B.

In the below post I did not attach a link of Tom B. attacking Sam Kerodin by NAME. I have redacted the information. I am also apologizing as asked. I am including the statement I was asked to insert into the apology

I did not mean to insinuate that policing the community was Tom B’s responsibility, and that he did not attack anyone by name.  He also is not playing games and that he is not a hypocrite who should not be ashamed for his actions or inactions, but instead his criticisms have always  been about behaviors that he considers potentially destructive, rather than personal attacks.

I was also asked to include this…………………………….

An admission that Tom B, Is probably the most diligent
bridge-builder in the mix would be a nice touch also.

Patriots? or ???????? what has the community become, and those that support this.


I find it very interesting that there are those in the community that claim we need to protect the newbies, yet they turn a blind eye to those of the Vanderboegh supporters that push this kind of trash daily.

Redacted …… Justin Combs where are you? Dio where are you? Rusty where are you? China where are you? Marc where are you?Jamie where are you?   You all know this man is a public elected official that supports Vanderboegh, yet you all turn a blind eye all the while attacking Sam, shame on you hypocrites. Shame on you all!

Did we not learn from those caught red-handed playing footsie with the White Nationals? Justin? Crickets?

Let us take a close look at some of his wisdom, shall we?

“But these are not hate crimes.  They are not because they are committed by black animals on unsuspecting innocents.”

Black animals???? wtf?

“I am just waiting for four or five of these animals to get picked up in body bags.  Then a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand more!  Call me a racist.”

Now he is calling out for the murder of black people by the thousands, as an elected public official, what the fuck? Are you serious? And this man is a Patriot and Vanderboegh insider…….

I ask yet again……………….

Redacted…… Justin Combs where are you? Dio where are you? Rusty where are you? China where are you? Marc where are you?Jamie where are you?   You all know this man is a public elected official that supports Vanderboegh, yet you all turn a blind eye all the while attacking Sam, shame on you hyprocrites. Shame on you all!

Dio you claim to have known this man for ten years, you stayed as a guest in his home, many have questions for you Dio.

Keep playing your games boys, you will continue to draw supporters like this one. Vanderboegh I would have thought you knew better.

Capture 12

Capture 123

Capture 1234

Is there a doctor in the house?


Here is the hit piece from the former commie:

Shall we take a look at a few wise words from the former communist?

There are a considerable number of Americans — well armed Americans — who will not obey any further restrictions on our God-given, natural and inalienable rights when it comes to firearms. If, as I believe, that number amounts to a mere three percent of American firearm owners, that means you’ll have to kill three million of us in a bloody civil war to achieve what you want. That doesn’t count all the tyrannical, gun-grabbing sonsabitches that we’ll be forced to kill in righteous self-defense before we meet our Maker, and you should know that we intend — and have the skills and the means — to make that more than a one-to-one ratio. The pile of bodies of the next American civil war that you unthinkingly advocate would be in the millions, and we’d almost certainly win anyway, simply because our will to live free is greater than yours to oppress us.

Please, do not extrapolate from your own cowardice. You think that if you convince the federal government to carry out your policy that we’ll just meekly submit, because you cannot conceive of resisting yourself. We, on the other hand, have principles that we are willing to die for. Unfortunately for some, that means we are willing to kill in defense of those principles as well.

Grits For Breakfast


If you are not reading Grits For Breakfast…….you are far behind the curve.

Law enforcement misconduct roundup

Grits has noticed a number of recent Texas misconduct cases involving representatives of the criminal justice system in recent days. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Corruption - Wake up



Hypocrisy Much?

“You criticize me for soliciting money through my blog subscriptions, yet you more than anybody know the limit of my finances.  I could not have accomplished a tenth of what I’ve done on Gunwalker without those extra resources, which, by the way, I have to pay taxes on.”

Mike Vanderboegh

And making money off of the community is sooooooooo wrong, right?

“In any case, although I made some wonderful new friends last weekend (and reacquainted with some old ones), I made just a fraction of the money I was hoping for, even though I received a couple of healthy subscription donations.  I did, however, have plenty of company among other vendors, so I guess it wasn’t my bad breath which put off the customers.”

Mike Vanderboegh

Who do you think this quote is from?

“They feel that I am hypocritical for taking government pennies

“I must admit that this question caused me a lot of heartache when I fell
ill and couldn’t return to work. I, too, felt that it was hypocritical.”

There is more MUCH MUCH more.

Weak Sauce?


The former roommate is lying, it should be obvious.

Now consider this from the comments section of WRSA:

Wombat | November 3, 2013 at 23:40 | Reply

I have the disheartening image in my head of Ciancia lying in his hospital bed under heavy sedation scrawling on a chalkboard (busted up mouth) with what little movement his cuffed hands allow and showing his legal advisor a message that reads “Seriously? Patriot groups are saying I’m a fake?” Ironically this may be one of the largest hurdles you lot have to get over. When the trickle over the top of the dam begins and rare events like this occur, the state media are going to fill the airwaves with pictures of women and children mourning the loss of their state sponsored dad/thug, employed to better oppress you, and you’re going to have to make an ugly choice between supporting a murderer or making excuses as to why you don’t.

Go read the entire comment thread, it will place things into context. Wombat is right! How has Sopsey handled this event? What about the Oath Keepers? After all………..”not one more inch”

Weak sause? No not really.

Duty With Honor…….. a fresh perspective


A fresh perspective:

Kerodin v. Vanderboegh – a newcomers observations

This week there has been a lot of back and forth within the III Community.  Specifically between Kerodin and Vanderboegh.  Being a relative new comer to the III community I find this dissension troubling.  Both make claims that they are standing up for Liberty and defending the Constitution against the threat from the current Marxist administration.  Both have an ‘axe to grind’ with the other for reasons I can only infer from comments and accusations made, bottom line is I don’t have the full story as I was not a party of it from the beginning.
“Here is what I can surmise from my research and readings:”

“Vanderboegh – attempted to get elected to some local/state/federal office (I don’t know which one) and lost.  He is a self-proclaimed ‘reformed’ communist party member (which to me is a big red flag).  He claims a fatal illness, although I don’t know what and can’t validate or invalidate.  He has advocated the physical attack on an office opposing his views in the past, again which one I do not know.  He repeatedly makes numerous allegations against Kerodin with no specifics or evidence to back up his claims.  He uses eloquent language to make himself more impressive and to intimidate those who would challenge him.  He makes grandiose statements and plans but apparently fails to follow through with any of them.  Takes all kinds of financial assistance from anyone who will offer it while failing to reciprocate it on any level.  I have also noticed that if comments are made contrary to his opinion on his blog those comments are ignored then most likely deleted as they are never published.”

“Kerodin – a convicted felon, is honest about it and makes no excuses about what happened and is willing explain the entire situation.  He has a raw nerve about anything Vanderboegh related.  Undoubtedly from the numerous inflammatory accusations made outright and implied toward him from Vanderboegh.  He has made big plans for the III community but has also taken steps to see those plans take shape.  He has enlisted others to be a part of those plans for their expertise to further the advancement of the III community.  I have seen comments that are contrary to his opinion published and refuted with facts on his blog.”

“Between these two men, neither of which I have met personally, I find myself willing to follow the leadership of Kerodin and pity Vanderboegh.  I have known many leaders in my life and I have seen others who claim to be leaders but in reality are only narcissistic individuals looking to stroke and feed their own egos.  From my research I have found Kerodin to be the former while Vanderboegh to be the latter.”

“There is no doubt that eventually this blog will reach Vanderboegh and I will be verbally attacked by either himself or one of the people that support him.  As I have stated from the beginning, these are my observations as a new member of the III community and this is the conclusions I have reached after doing my due diligence.  No doubt there is more to the story that I have missed and not aware but unless that information is monumentally enlightening I doubt my opinion will change.”


What The Asterisk


No need for any commentary on this one………………………………………..It speaks VOLUMES

And yes I DO know who the author of this comment is.

  Anonymous  said…

Kerodin, Bill Nye and Craig Cavanaugh are nuts. Ignore them.
You know that feeling you get five minutes after you take a dump and ” I SHOULD HAVE WIPED BETTER” flashes in your mind. That’s what I feel like when I have contact with the THREE STOOGES.
Ignore them.

All that really matters at this point is……………………………………………………..


October 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

A Socratic Perspective on the Nature of Human Evil


The nature of human evil does not rest in the mythic explanations of our wrong doing. It cannot be assessed in the measure of the destructiveness of our evil behaviors. The identity or nature of human evil is found in the origin of hurtful behaviors. That origin is misguided instinct (ignorance) and fear. Even when we lack courage or knowledge, we are still being guided by our simple instinct to benefit ourselves. No matter how brutal and terrifying our capacity to destroy one another, we are all just little children trying to find some goodness in our little lives. In all of our moral choosing there is the constant expression of this natural instinct to benefit ourselves and a corresponding instinctual simplicity of innocence that dwells in all humanity. In this Socratic perspective, human fear and ignorance make up the nature of human evil. What is the face of this human evil? Is it the face of a monster? Is it the face of the Devil? No, the face of human evil is the face of every lost and frightened child. It is the face of innocence under stress.

Grits for Breakfast


If you live in Texas you really should read this blog…………………….

Grits For Breakfast

He also runs Huevos Rancheros

Grits for Breakfast looks at the Texas criminal justice system, with a little politics and whatever  else suits the author’s fancy thrown in. All opinions are my own. The facts belong to everybody. Who is this guy?

His Bio………………….

Grits for Breakfast is the private weblog and nom de plume of Scott Henson, a former journalist turned opposition researcher/political consultant, public policy researcher and blogger. Here’s the short version of how I got here:
In college, I worked at The Daily Texan and afterward co-founded an alternative magazine called Polemicist with a max circulation of 15,000 that featured investigative journalism aimed at the university. For this work, my co-editor Tom Philpott, Jr. and I were inducted into UT-Austin’s Friars Society.

After leaving UT Austin without a degree to become associate editor at the Texas Observer, as well as freelancing for a number of publications along the way, I grew weary of journalism and turned to more exciting electoral politics, performing opposition and defensive research for a total of 68 political campaigns in Texas between 1991-2004, as well as performing technical writing for several government agencies and nonprofits. In a brilliant stroke of planning, in 1995 a partner John Umphress and I launched a  startup business called Paper Trail Research Services – an ill-fated name  that seemed perfectly suited before a couple of years later the internet made “paper trails” an  anachronism. In the early days of the web, our firm was among the first to perform overnight profiles of entire jury pools for law firms using available databases and public records  That was lucrative but boring work, for a while.
I also served a brief stint in the mid-’90s as a data specialist (or some such title) at the Texas State Medicaid Office, where I was primary author of the second edition of a publication called “Texas Medicaid in Perspective,” colloquially known as “The Pink Book,” essentially a 150-primer for legislators, staff and opinion leaders on the sprawling, byzantine, multi-billion dollar program. (That’s where many of those “technical writing” gigs came from.) For about five years during this period, I authored a column on health care finance for a now-defunct publication called The Good Life. I also performed contract research on behalf of Texas environmental groups such as the Sierra Club and the Save Our Springs Alliance, including an early public policy report critical of the economics behind a low-level nuclear waste dump in West Texas.
Most of my criminal-justice reform work over the years was performed as a volunteer, and mostly in the political off-season. I became engaged in the subject after helping victims respond to a serious police brutality incident in my own neighborhood in Austin in 1995. That got me engaged on the issue at the city level.
In my role as an opposition researcher, during Austin’s 1996 municipal elections I experimented for the first time with html and created a web site called the Austin City Council Candidate Hall of Shame, where I dumped opposition research regarding a slate of four establishment candidates. Though “the public” didn’t necessarily see the site, insiders and journalists did and frequently cribbed facts and analysis from it in ways that indirectly influenced their reportage. A lot. By the end of the campaign, virtually every tidbit from the site had made its way into some media outlet’s coverage and every targeted candidate lost. Emboldened, the next year, I created a now-defunct website called the Austin Police Department Hall of Shame which published excerpts from police disciplinary reports procured under the Open Records Act, and later, weekly media roundups of police misconduct cases. As my interests expanded beyond police misconduct and toward the state legislature, the now-shuttered site was renamed the bland, “Texas Police Reform Center.’ In many ways it was a proto-blog, but all hand-coded in html.
In 1998, I was a co-founder of a local political action committee, the Sunshine Project for Police Accountability, which successfully campaigned for Austin’s current Police Monitor and Oversight Board, for all the good it did. On behalf of that group, 1999 was the first year I began monitoring criminal justice legislation at the Texas Lege, where over the years I’ve helped promote and/or negotiate a number of important pieces of reform legislation and fought (with mixed results) to kill bad bills.
From 2000 to 2006 I was director of the Police Accountability Project at the ACLU of Texas, at first part-time, and was the group’s point person negotiating new security legislation post-9/11 at the Texas Legislature. While at ACLUTX, I worked on several pieces of successful legislation on their behalf, including a requirement for corroboration of undercover informants after the Tulia drug stings and Texas’ racial profiling statute, which included provisions incentivizing and financing use of dashcams in police cars performing traffic stop. I helped push Texas’ early probation reforms in 2003-2005. Also in 2005, I helped pass legislation regulating the sort of regional narcotics task forces involved in the Tulia drug sting. The following year, the governor de-funded and disbanded the task force system because so many brashly refused to accept DPS oversight – the serendipitous culmination of a five-year campaign by my Police Accountability Project to eliminate the drug task force system. As a reward for that success, in late 2006 I was invited to resign from ACLU of Texas in a nasty, pointless organizational implosion thanks to my insufficient political correctness. Such are the realities of political life; if you want a friend, get a dog. I have three.
After my abrupt and unexpected ouster from that group, I began taking contract and freelance work for private clients, continuing the blog as a private effort. Ironically, the following year, largely due to work on this blog  I was named the ACLU Central Texas Chapter’s Civil Libertarian of the Year. During this period of semi-to-unemployment, I spent a great deal of time covering the Texas Youth Commission implosion and its aftermath and the Great Eldorado Polygamist Roundup, though the focus of the blog necessarily narrowed when I found regular work again. Regrettably, Grits doesn’t cover as much juvie stuff anymore.
My next regular, paid gig related to criminal-justice politics came in 2008 when I became a consultant for the Innocence Project of Texas, lobbying on their behalf at the Legislature in 2009, 2011, and 2013 to help successfully secure expanded compensation for exonerees, reforms in eyewitness identification procedures, corroboration for jailhouse snitches, expanded access to habeas corpus writs, and other public-policy reforms. I still work for them today. I sometimes take on a handful of other clients performing policy research on criminal-justice topics as well as other subjects, including periodic research and writing assignments for nonprofit groups. (I spent much of 2010 and 2011 consulting on water rates for environmentalists, of all things.) Lately I’ve been volunteering with the Texas Electronic Privacy Coalition to attempt to apply the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement to cell-phone tracking and personal emails stored on third-party servers.
Grits for Breakfast remains an uncompensated hobby: All opinions are my own unless otherwise specified. I also maintain a seldom-updated personal blog called Huevos Rancheros. I’ve maintained Grits independently from any group or party because I want it to be place to discuss ideas in all their nuance, not just a spokesblog for this or that organization. The problems facing the criminal justice system are enormous, and we need unfettered, creative thinking to identify solutions that can work for everybody and keep us safe and free. It’s my sincere hope that Grits contributes to that process in some small way.

You are not guaranteed



Business as usual, I was finally able to get my hands on some sugar cane. We will be planting it this weekend. I do have access to more.

There seems to be some confusion…………….. Sam K is a big boy and he does not need me to carry his water. The so-called dissention in the ranks is not necessarily a bad thing, it roots out agitators and allows for many who lurk to make up their own mind.

If things get hot and dirty……. I find it comforting to know and understand who shares my same views and beliefs, I DO NOT want to find out when things get shitty. I know who has my back and who would thrust a dagger in it. Without a dust-up from time to time how on earth would a person know?

I present my politics and my view points, I also have a full comprehension of those that despise my outlook and my reporting……. as I stated it is good to know NOW and not later, it probably might save my hide in the future.

In regards to ” The Cap in my Ass”  as I said it is good now to know who my political enemies are. I am NOW informed in regards to any inherent future dangers. Business as usual.

When and if things get shitty………… is not the time to figure out who your political enemies are. Root them out now! You are not guaranteed that everybody in the community thinks or acts like you do.

Oath Keeper?


See how the Oath Keeper threatens to use his connections and the DPS against me. All because of the post I did on the speed traps. Oath Keeper?

And this reference……..

“I will be forwarding your recent post to one
of our City attorneys (as well as our personal friend) and will let them keep”

His personal friend is no other than Dio himself.
I have to wonder about these………………………………………………………………………..

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