Ashton Lundeby Redux Redux

Okay, Pro Libertate has produced the most lucid review of L’affair Lundeby I can find. It is long and somewhat convoluted. Purists may be miffed.

Here is the tantalizing money quote excerpt:

My view is that Ashton — although demonstrably involved in hijinks that are hardly innocent Tom Sawyeresque stunts updated for the cyber age — is legally innocent; that there remain grounds for due process concerns in this case; and that we should never underestimate the troublesome creativity of federal prosecutors.

Link to the complete account:

Meanwhile, the WRAL Reporterette who started this puppy poop storm is off doing the Hillary Clinton “Baking-cookies in-her-Mothers-Day-Pink-Dress”,probably because the spinmeisters in Newsroom cannot figure out howto get their collective tales(sic)(Link: of this wringer.

Do they nod and grin and submit to Indiana’s version of Mike Nifong? (Link:

Or do they stick with their template of misguided youth under the struggling care of a single mother?


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Lucy! You Have Some ‘Splaining To Do!

Wow! The perfect media template story: a single mother, a child, jack booted thugs and a miscarriage of justice. And all of it not exactly true!

Imagine. A highly professional local muddlestream media TV Station hoodwinked, hoodooed and swindled by a source! Talk about the tail wagging the dog. Why, that has not happened since, ah, Al Gore and Global Warming.

Wait, that story really IS true. At least they say it is, or least as a wag once observed: “Fake but accurate”. Nevertheless, shades of Janet Cooke!!! (

Whatever happened to the two source rule? Gather ye screen shots while ye may folks, this is the kind of story that tends to “disappear” in 21st Century America.

And has anyone seen Amanda Lamb recently? As Ricky Ricardo famously said in the 1950’s sitcom I Love Lucy:” Luuuuccee, you have some ‘splaining to do”

Tantalizing Excerpt:
It’s the false TV news report heard ’round the world. Raleigh, North Carolina’s WRAL-5 reported last week that a 16-year-old bomb hoax suspect was hauled out of his mother’s home by federal agents, and is now being held without any legal rights on the authority of the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, which “supersedes the Constitution.”

This tale of injustice has since shown up on Drudge, Digg, Reddit, and a thousand blogs and shoot-from-the-hip mailing lists. The boy’s name is rising on the Google Trends index. Radio show host Alex Jones interviewed the boy’s mother on Tuesday, and pundits on the left and right are seizing on the story to rail against the government’s unfettered power to make an innocent citizen disappear at will. Some outraged reports are claiming the teenager hasn’t even been charged with a crime.

The arrest of the teenager is real enough. FBI agents investigating a February 15 bomb hoax that evacuated the mechanical engineering building at Purdue University traced the phone call to the juvenile’s Oxford, North Carolina home, served his mother with a search warrant and arrested the teen. They issued a press release about it, omitting the suspect’s name. That was on March 5, and he’s been held without bail in Indiana ever since.

Link To Wired Magazine:

Are You Next? Patriot Act Allegations Used To “Disappear” NC Teenager


With all the heinous crimes rejected by the courts for a change of venue it is odd a teenager with an *alleged* smart mouth can be kidnapped into jurisdiction far from local authorities in a complete and unapologetic suspension of habeas corpus.

Are you next to be “disappeared” in a banana boat Republic Kidnapping for some real or imagined crime?

Who were the local authority Oath-Breakers who assisted this Unconstitutional Usurpation?

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Around 10 p.m. on March 5, Lundeby said, armed FBI agents along with three local law enforcement officers stormed her home looking for her son. They handcuffed him and presented her with a search warrant.

“I was terrified,” Lundeby’s mother said. “There were guns, and I don’t allow guns around my children. I don’t believe in guns.”

Ashton now sits in a juvenile facility in South Bend, Ind. His mother has had little access to him since his arrest. She has gone to her state representatives as well as attorneys, seeking assistance, but, she said, there is nothing she can do.

“Never in my worst nightmare did I ever think that it would be my own government that I would have to protect my children from,” Lundeby said. “This is the United States, and I feel like I live in a third world country now.”

Complete Link: