Tuesday, May 08, 2012

What do Alaska Republicans, Ron Paul supporters, and suspected domestic terrorists have in common? I lot more than most people realize.

Lately the political world of Alaska has been abuzz about the overthrow of the old GOP machine in favor of the Ron Paul Republican machine.  However the question must be asked, exactly WHO are the cogs in the Ron Paul Republican machine.

In my earlier post I mentioned the Sarah Palin connection to the takeover of the GOP, but, believe it or not, that might NOT be the most troubling connection.

You see the guy that took over Republican Chairman Randy Ruedrich's old job is a man by the name of Russ Millette.  Who is Russ Millette you might ask?

Here is what the Alaska Dispatch had to say about Millette:

Millete is little known in Alaska’s political circles, although he said in an Alaska Dispatch interview that he’s been working in politics since 1964, the year he volunteered for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s campaign. 

Millete came to Alaska in 1975, left the state in the 1990s, and returned in 2005. His jobs have ranged from substitute teacher to youth minister. The choice to enter politics as a party official, he said, was the result of a “tug from God.”

Sounds fairly harmless don't you think?

New GOP Chairman Russ Millette
Certainly looks harmless.  So no problem right?

Not so fast.

Here is what the Mudflats dug up on Mr. Millette:

Russ Millette, 67, has been elected to replace Ruedrich. In addition to being the heir apparent of the dynasty, he is/was also a “team member” of a group called GiveMeLiberty.org (the We the People project), at least as recently as 2009. One of the other team members is… wait for it… one Mr. Schaeffer Cox, who is currently a disgruntled “sovereign citizen” awaiting trial for plotting to kill federal judges.

What? Russ Millette is connected to Schaeffer Cox? The SAME Schaeffer Cox currently standing trial on charges of domestic terrorism?  Yup, he sure is.

That should not be terribly surprising as Schaeffer Cox has been a Ron Paul supporter for quite some time now, and was even interviewed about Paul in February of 2008:

 "I think Ron Paul is awesome," says Schaeffer Cox, a 23-year-old who leads an unofficial group supporting the Republican presidential candidate here. "He's not the most dynamic, rock-star kind of guy -- but he's got ideas."

Now apparently sometime after this interview, and after the failed Joe Miller/Sarah Palin Republican party coup in March of that year, Schaeffer Cox became a paid Ron Paul staff member. Something which I learned from an inside source and which you can confirm by clicking on the Give Me Liberty website, and then clicking the "details" button next to Francis "Schaeffer" Cox's name, where you will read this:

General Contractor/Owner of Residential Construction Company 
Student of Hayek, Mises, Rothbard 
Led Ron Paul campaign for Alaska 
Founded the 2nd Amendment Task Force which now has 7,000 members
Founder/Board Member of Interior Alaska Conservative Coalition

As I understand it, part of Schaeffer Cox's responsibilities as a paid staffer was to recruit new members into the Ron Paul campaign for 2012. One of those recruits, you guessed it, was Russ Millette.

So apparently Millette did NOT enter politics as a result of a "tug from God" but instead as the result of a "shove from Schaeffer Cox."

In the words of my source, "Ron Paul did not just take over the Republican party, Schaeffer Cox just did." I was also told that Millette is not the ONLY Cox operative currently working inside today's Alaska GOP.

Never a dull moment in Alaska politics now is there?  And isn't it even more interesting that the other well know name attached to this GOP takeover was none other than Sarah Palin butt boy Joe Miller?

And as we have already demonstrated there is definitely a connection between Joe Miller and Cox, though the depth of that connection has not yet been revealed.

Stray tuned folks I think we have only seen the tip of this particular iceberg.


  1. FUCK YOU MCCAIN!!!!!!9:29 AM

    Founded the 2nd Amendment Task Force which now has 7,000 members

    Scariest. part. of. the. post...

    Receptionists of Alaska, watch out!

    (These fucking brainiacs and their 2-for-1 psychosis has them murdering EVERYONE, even the critical, decision-making RECEPTIONISTS!!!!!)

    Fucking psychos!!

  2. Anonymous9:33 AM

    That's really interesting! I imagine that Alaska is small enough that these connections are much more transparent than they would be in a more populous state. And, therefore, more difficult to hide. That "tug from God" is irksome language. I wish conservatives would leave God out of their nasty politics. I could just as easily say that God inspired my support of local firefighters in the northern Michigan community where I live. But I haven't because God did not direct me - concern for public safety and for fair labor practices did.

    1. I was going to say, "Only in Alaska", but then thought better of it. I suspect it is a lot more common than I'd like.

    2. Anonymous11:45 AM

      I interviewed Ayn Rand in the early '70s and have read all her books.
      Please note that she was a devote and undeviating ATHEIST. She did not believe in God, any God, and scorned those who did.

      So all the libertarians who profess to be Ayn Rand supporters should know that she would disown any group that talked about God giving tugs, opening doors, or offering inspiration.

      The Conservative Right has to choose who and what it believes in. At this point, they should leave Rand out of the discussion. She
      was a tough dame, and she wouldn't allow her thoughts and opinions to be misrepresented as they have been.

    3. Anonymous1:53 PM

      Ayn Rand has now been thrown under the bus by the right wing theocons. Video link of Cong. Paul Ryan called out by Lawrence O'Donnell doing this here.


  3. Anonymous10:07 AM

    I am amazed that you can get so much wrong in a single article, but if truth is not your goal, then I guess it is fairly easy.

    1. Really? Did I spell "domestic terrorist" wrong or something?

    2. Anonymous10:31 AM

      G -
      Someone certainly is concerned about your article. Keep up the good work.
      Pat Padrnos

    3. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Todd, don't you have a fishin' net to mend or something?
      Or hookers to threaten?
      Or license plates to order?
      It all sounded quite real to me, don't like it? call the SECRET SERVICE, haha you know the number

    4. We would appreciate you giving more specifics and your name. Then we will listen to your argument.

    5. Todd's Teeny Tiny Two Toned Pecker11:16 AM

      Todd, don't you have a fishin' net to mend or something?


      Check out the clip from SP AK, when she goes camping with Kate + 8.

      There's a scene where Todd is ATTEMPTING to fish, and even Sarah, bitch that she is, calls out this LOSER FISHERMAN on TV b/c he can't catch a fish without a net!!

      He sucks.

      She sucks, too.

    6. Anonymous11:36 AM

      You state he is 23, but Wiki says he was born in 1984 and is 28. Said his parents moved to Alaska at the turn of the century, but not where he was born or where they came from. Graduated on line and Attended Univ. of Alaska but dropped out to form a small home construction company. Wonder if this was Todd's buddies that helped him build the monstrosity on Lake Lucille on the weekends. Perhaps one of the boys day jobs was delivering building materials to the Ice Rink? Wonder if the rink had cost over runs around the cost of the Lake Lucille home? Are their other homes built around that same time with those windows and glass walls on the balcony? One hand can scratch many backs when one is trying to build a militia with the help of the mayor!

    7. Anonymous11:55 AM

      Cox is from Fairbanks, not Wasilla.

    8. Anonymous6:33 PM

      Anonymous10:07 AM You are a COWARD. You don't say one single thing to back up your accusation. COWARD TROLL

    9. Anonymous6:38 AM

      He's still right. This article seems to be created to stir mischief. Most of the your information is controversial and the title alone to the article shows your bias.


  4. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Why are you desperately trying to group all supporters of one candidate into a bad thing? That's like calling all Obama supporters lazy aholes because of the thousand of people who have relied on him to bail them out (and much of that has been video captured)

    Nice try. I'm so sick of democratic games.

    1. I am sure there are some truly lovely Ron Paul supporters, a few may even live in Alaska, but he fact is that the majority of the people he attracts up here are the anti-Federal government, pro-2nd amendment, militia loving, lunatics.

      And that is apparently who now runs the GOP as well.

      No games here.

    2. I sure didn't read it that way. He was listing specific members of the group. I certainly don't think this is what Ron Paul thinks.

    3. Todd's Teeny Tiny Two Toned Pecker11:17 AM


      Ron Paul is a racist asshole.

      Not a lot of "good stuff" when you scratch the surface there...

    4. Todd's Teeny Tiny Two Toned Pecker11:17 AM

      oh, and 10:09?

      Fuck. Off.

    5. Anonymous11:35 AM

      Ron Paul begat Rand Paul. Add to the bad stuff pile.

    6. You can tell that 10:09 is new at the RWNJ troll game. He/she called it "democratIC games", not "Democrat games".

      Hey, 10:09, didn't you get the Frank Luntz memo about what to call our Party?

    7. Come to think of it, the past 3+ HAVE been Democratic Hunger Games, desperately trying to push back against the evil game rules the GOP have been trying to put in place nationally, after their successful takeover of 28 states.

    8. Anonymous6:35 PM

      Yeah, well unfortunately I know some redneck militia types in Tennessee and they LOVE Ron Paul!

    9. Anita Winecooler8:07 PM

      Anonymous10:09 AM

      Poor baby, missed your nap today!

      my favorite part was this:
      (and much of that has been video captured).

      Oh that's telling it like it is! thousand(sic) of people are shaking in their boots

  5. Anonymous10:11 AM

    I just wish someone would help to restore the democratic AND republican parties to their origins and boot the asses. All I can hope for in politics. There's no one admirable today.

    1. Todd's Teeny Tiny Two Toned Pecker11:18 AM

      I find President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Gabrielle Giffords, Joe Biden and Debbie Wasseman-Schultz to be very impressive people.

      Who do you admire?

    2. Anonymous11:38 AM

      I agree wholeheartedly 11:18!

    3. Anonymous11:58 AM

      Yea and Gabby is basically a Republican, but at least a moderate one. I don't think that a lot of people that beat the Gabby bandwagon actually have researched her record, they just "kneejerk" love her because of her situation. Most progressives don't think much of her record, but we feel very bad that she got shot.

    4. Anonymous1:44 PM

      You're right - Gabby was a Blue Dog Dem - more like a moderate Republican. You are also right - we all feel badly that she was shot.

      Thing is, there are really no more moderate Republicans in the GOP any longer.

    5. Anita Winecooler8:11 PM

      Anonymous10:11 AM You want to restore them to their origins? Do you mean "Civil War Re Enactment"? Or back to the "Mayflower" days?

      Thanks, but no thanks!

  6. Anonymous10:13 AM

    I have so little respect for many of the Republicans that have, or are now serving in Alaska on the state and locals levels. They include: Lisa Murkowski, her Dad, Frank, Governor Parnell, the current head of the House in the Alaska Legislature, Sarah Palin (has provided the biggest embarrassment to our state!), Don Young (another major embarassment that is now being proven), the current Mayor Sullivan of Anchorage, Andrew Halcro (who writes a blog and won't let you respond to his commentary!) as well as Starr and Ossiander on the Anchorage Assembly.

    I especially think their supposed candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney, to be a horrid example of an American! All he does is lie, lie, lie - all of which has been proven via previous media releases. He would scare the hell out of me to actually run the United States of America!

    But, back to Alaska - I think the Republican party is going to be in a mess for awhile and strongly suggest the Democratic party move to run good candidates where able for the next election cycle!

    Remember, Alaska was once a very strong 'blue' state and I was around during that time!

    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      We were a very blue state until the pipeline construction began and all of the hypocritical hard partying Okies and Texans came up here and decided to put churches on every corner. The pipeline ruined Alaska.

    2. hedgewytch11:32 AM

      Yep, Come on Scott McAdams!

      The Alaskan Repubs are doing the best they can to self implode. Seems like they are doing the job for us of turning this red state back to blue.

  7. Anonymous10:19 AM

    Cox is only 23? Was he born and raised in Alaska? Who are his parents? Are they as crazy as he is? Where did he go to school? College? Is he a fugitive from somewhere else who went to Alaska to find his fortune? Aren't there any requirements of sanity to run for office in Alaska? (Palin!) I really don't think God would want these crazies to be representing him. Did anyone fact-check this Millette's resume? Is it the water? The cold weather? What makes these people so crazy. If this stupidity keeps up, perhaps the lower 48 ought to vote you all out of the country. We have better things to spend our money on. We can send the rest of our nuts up there to keep them out of gene pool!

    1. Anonymous10:52 AM

      We'd be happy to be "voted out of America" and be left alone with our resources. As we Alaskans are fond of saying "America is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there". Unfortunately the fringe up here has the loudest voice; those fringers tend to be outsiders that have relocated to AK, ala Russ Millette, the topic of this story. Regarding Shaeffer Cox's history, he has a Wiki, look it up yourself.


    2. Anonymous11:21 AM


      "Your" resources are "OUR" resources,

      since YOU are taking OUR money at a higher rate than ANY. OTHER. STATE.

      You want to try and sell your oil to Iraq/Iran with Governor Parnell as your go-between?

      You guys are fucking geniuses.

      Maybe Sarah will re-consider another term!

    3. Anonymous11:46 AM

      Alaskans have been idiots in who have been elected to various offices throughout the recent years - on all levels of their government!

      Just look at the corruption in the Republican party in Alaska!!! And, don't forget that Sarah Palin is a part of that even though she won't admit it. (Proven so by the Alaska Legislature!) She's a liar just like Mitt Romney is proving himself to be!

      Pay closer attention to what you are doing to yourselves, Alaskans!!

    4. If even sane Alaskans (the ones who realize 90+ % of Alaska's money-making resources are on Federal land, thus, belong to We ALL the People) wish to secede from the Union, they'll have to reimburse the Federal government for the value of the land and resources, re-negotiate with the oil/gas companies from a position of weakness, close Ft. Wainright and the other military bases, and invest in their own border security.

      I'll bet Vladimir Putin would love for you folks to be successful in seceding. That's why it'll never happen, so get used to it.

    5. Anonymous11:51 AM

      Our State Constitution states that citizens of Alaska collectively own our oil resource, so the oil belongs to Alaska and Alaskans, not the Federal Gov't. Our annual Permanent Fund Dividend check is cut from the shared profits from the investment of our oil income.

      We have always had a very persuasive group of Legislators in Washington that have made certain that plenty of tax dollars come our way. In exchange, we share our resources, with you, the Lower 48.

      I have a feeling that even if Alaska was no longer part of America we'd still sell the same percentage of our oil to the US. Keep in mind, we don't just do business with the US, we ship oil and gas to Asia as well, so really our market is global. Why we would ever consider selling our oil to already oil rich middle eastern countries makes no sense. We sell first to the US and then to Asia. The middle east has plenty of oil, as a matter of fact, that's why we've been at war over there since the early 90's; they have oil and we want it!

      As far as Sarah Palin goes, she is done politically in this State and could never be elected for any office here ever again. She's a crazy person who quit her elected position, or didn't you know that? She can run around and try to stir up crap with the AIP or her militia buddies, but she's a fringe-player at best now.

    6. Anonymous12:08 PM


      The feds own the lands, not the mineral rights, those are owned by the state and it's residents, as per our constitution. We'd not have to reimburse them for anything.

    7. Anonymous12:38 PM

      anon at 11:51 am
      yes please secede but I have no idea where you would fish though. The waters surrounding the Alaskan coast are USA waters, deemed so by the UN, it would likely take decades to get any sea water rights.. But please secede, one less welfare state for the rest of us to support. Please pay for your own military and coast guard, it would lower the fed debt by quite a bit.
      BTW once oil is on the world market, you do not get to "pick and choose" whom to sell it to and without the world market your oil would be worth less than salmon rotting after spawning.

    8. hedgewytch1:23 PM

      Actually, the Federal Government does own quite a bit of land in Alaska (69%), and the mineral / water rights that go with them. http://bigthink.com/ideas/21343

      So also do the Native Tribes and Corporations (around 20%).

      If the State of Alaska were to become its own sovereign government, they would not only have to deal with boarder and military issues, etc. but they'd have 229 Alaskan Native Tribes to negotiate with. The Fed's have gov-to-gov relationships with the Tribes. The State doesn't recognize Tribal Sovereignty. That might get a bit sticky.

    9. And good luck, anonymous Alaskan posting above, with "your" resources (which are on state lands, not federal lands) when the United States owns 65% of the land in Alaska. I'd love to see you AIP - secessionist types try to manage that!

      How glad I am I'm not in Alaska any more, and how sad I am to see a once liberal, enlightened and idealistic state sinking into ignorance and violence, guided by greed and self-interest.

    10. Anonymous3:28 PM

      If anyone owns the natural resources of Alaska, it is the Native People of Alaska. The vast majority of the AIP hate mongers, including the head Bitch herself, are imports from the lower 48, that came there to exploit the Native People. So give me a break assholes. If you want to secede, then get the hell out of Alaska, because the natural resources never belonged to you.

      The sheer arrogance and stupidity of these ignorant AIP jackasses, is unbelievable.

    11. Anon at 10:19 AM -
      I like how you think. I've already got a list.

  8. Anonymous10:42 AM

    The writer of this artical is obveously a socialist or statist. Anything to discredit honest people who are trying to make changes for the better right? You judge, so you will be judged.

    1. I judge you need to use spell check.

    2. hedgewytch11:34 AM


    3. Anonymous11:48 AM

      "Discredit honest people"? You have to be fucking kidding me. The majority of this group are NOT honest people by a long shot! You need to do more research! Directing this to 10:42 a.m.

    4. Anonymous 10:42 AM
      "The writer of this artical is obveously a socialist or statist."
      I've noticed that "statist" is the latest buzzword of those who are in fact most ignorant of the US constitution. Define it, please, with an explanation as to why the various elements are wrong and which elements of statism you think the author is a proponent of. Also please clarify what you believe to be the difference between socialism and statism, since you list them as two different things. Are we talking economics or social policy here?

      Never mind, I know you can't.

  9. Anonymous10:43 AM

    I remember when we were true blue too, long ago when I was a kid, Sad to say we are now crazy nutville like AZ. I miss old Alaska it was so much NICER then.

    1. Anonymous11:50 AM

      AK is just as bad as AZ. Did you see where Anchorage was just rated #9 as to 'sex cities' in the United States. Las Vegas and a place in Florida were #1 and #2. Great job you are doing, Mayor Sullivan!

  10. Anonymous10:44 AM

    A Goldwater Republican wouldn't say shit like getting a "tug from God."


  11. Anonymous11:12 AM

    I was a troop leader for the Cub Scouts. I heard a troop leader somewhere was convicted of really awful stuff, but that doesn't have any reflection on me.

    Similar to the nonsense you raise about someone who was in a group this guy was in.

    1. Anita Winecooler8:42 PM

      Come on, we want details! What's this "convicted of really awful stuff" crap?

      Did you read the post? This "group" wasn't anything like the cub scouts.

    2. Anonymous11:22 PM

      Anita, Anon @11:12 AM is a child. Militia members are like that. Camo and guns make them feel like Grown Ups.

  12. Anonymous11:17 AM

    By the "logic" of this blog any one who ever knew Cox or ended up working in any fashion remotly related to him, was clearly 100% controlled by him and equally guilty of psychosis? I imagine that is a HUGE number of people, this logic could apply as well to anyone who has worked within the same corporation as any individual who has ever been prosecuted for anything. This also implies that anyone who joined the cause Cox was once a part of did so purly by the manipulation of a man they most likey never met. Further more, Cox claimed to head up the volunteer portion of the Ron Paul campagien in 2008, there is no evidence anywhere that he was ever a PAID staffer, regardless of his personal claim of title. It is simple to make absurd connections when one is angry, frustrated and already convinced of their opinions.

    1. Anonymous11:44 AM

      If Paul and the Paulites don't want to be associated, then they can issue a disclaimer denouncing Cox's actions. But, like Romney, desperate hypocrite that he is, are silent and welcome violent terrorists to their cause.

  13. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Gryphen, RWNJ/secessionist chumming again? They sure are taking the bait. They are a low info/angry bunch. I wonder who they think they are convincing? I think they need to spend more time oiling up whatever it is they oil up.

  14. Anonymous12:41 PM

    What the APaulogists from all over the 50 states that make up our nation fail to ever realize is that Ron Paul has never wanted to be president, but he certainly has made himself very wealthy by having pretend runs for the last 30 yrs. The joke in on them, but keep sending the anti government guy that has collected a government paycheck for decades your hard earned dollars.
    But I do hope that they disrupt the convention, it will ensure that no republican wins in 2012.

  15. cmon, you know that the whole "Sovereign Citizen" bs by law enforcement and the media is just hype. Do "we the people" not have ultimate sovereignty over ourselves, above even the behemoth federal government?

    that's a sovereign citizen. we can work for the change we want to see politically, but if individuals go off the rails, does that discredit limited govt conservatism & libertarianism?

    Be careful trying to smear people by association. So Cox was a member of a website and so is Millete? THATS YOUR PROOF? man, theres alot of ignorant BS in these comments

    1. u r right that soverign citizen stuff is really bullshit2:56 PM

      Hey jerky - do me a favor and let us know- do your vehicles have license plates, and if they do, are they homemade wooden ones?

  16. I was already afraid about these connections and please realize this is nothing new, they have been working their way into the government and the judicial system for a long time. Millette and most of these people are also Dominionists. When you realize that Joe Miller was part of the court system and his wife is on the judicial counsel it gets even more frightening. I know someone is giving orders to judges and prosecutors to go after certain people, that is obvious. The judge who knew I issued a warrant to have me wrongfully imprisoned, knew I did not get due process becaue he engineered it and assisted to make sure the truth never came out in court in my case is the chairman of the judicial commission now. That means he is exempt from the retention process. Whoever is making the appointments has got to be with the Miller/Cox/Ron Paul people. It is even more scary than people can imagine. I have no problem imagining as it I have already seen just what these kind of people are capable of.

  17. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Rachel Maddow has been covering the machinations going on that involve the Ron Paul campaign and it's beginning to look quite Machiavellian. I don't trust Ron Paul and he is up to something major.
    M from MD

  18. Anonymous6:42 PM

    Schaeffer Cox (born 1984) is an American political activist, the founder of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia.[1]

    Cox was an attendee of Continental Congress 2009.[2] He was also an organizing member of the Fairbanks based Second Amendment Task Force.[3][4] In 2009 at gathering of the group he drafted a declaration that the United States Government must be abolished if the government further restricts gun rights. The declaration was signed by many including United States Representative


    1. Anonymous7:27 PM

      "American political activist?" Oh the irony. Cox is an anti-American screwball as are the rest of the militia members. They are a group of swaggering idiots, the lot of them.

  19. Anita Winecooler7:38 PM

    Unfortunately, the radical fringe lunatics are in every state to one degree or the other, so Alaska's not alone. Thanks for keeping us posted and for exposing these lunatics, their activities, and who they're connected to.

    1. Anonymous8:46 PM

      a little OT but checkout these fuk_tards ; http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gop-newsletter-calls-armed-revolution-if-obama-re-elected

  20. Anonymous10:51 PM

    Stop it, Jesse. Russ Millette is a good and decent man and he has nothing to do with that nut job Schaefer Cox. I am a member of the Republican Party and have met the man. He is heads and shoulders better than der Fuehrer Randy Rudrich. And when you mention bad old' RR, don't forget to mention that he sent the entire Republican Party treasury to his trusted pals in Juneau.

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