Two Dead, Two Wounded in School Shooting in Sparks Middle School in Nevada … 12 Year Old Gun Man Dead … Hero Math Teacher & Former Marine Michael Landsberry Killed Saving Children


Shots were fired from a semiautomatic handgun at 7:16 a.m. at the Sparks Middle School in Nevada just before classes got underway. The gunman was a 12 year old boy.  Two boys were wounded, a teacher and the shooter are dead. Michael Landsberry, a 45 year old 8th grade math teacher and former US Marine is being hailed as a hero as he was fatally shot trying to shield children from the shooter as the teacher tried told the boy to put the gun down. However, the gun went off killing Michael Landsberry. The unidentified shooter then took his own life.  The hero, Michael Landsberry, is survived by his wife, Sharon, and two of her children from a previous relationship.

Sadly, how does a Marine survive two tours in Afghanistan, only to be killed by a 12 year old school boy? To a true American hero … Rest in Peace.

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HERO -  Michael Landsberry, Rest in Peace

A mathematics teacher was hailed as a “hero” after being fatally shot while apparently trying to shield students from a 12-year-old boy who opened fire at a Nevada middle school on Monday.

The slain teacher was identified by his brother as Michael Landsberry, 45, a former Marine and a member of the Nevada Air National Guard who celebrated his wedding anniversary last Friday.

Authorities suggested that Landsberry tried to protect students, but stressed they were still investigating. Two boys were wounded before the shooter took his own life at Sparks Middle School, east of Reno. The Associated Press reported that the incident was witnessed by 20 or 30 children.

“We have a lot of heroes today, including our children … and our fallen hero, an amazing teacher,” Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said.

UPDATE I: Nevada student shoots teacher dead, wounds two before killing self.

“A kid started getting mad and he pulled out a gun and shoots my friend, one of my friends at least,” a seventh-grade student identified as Andrew Thompson told local television station KOLO. “And then he walked up to a teacher and says back up. The teacher started backing up and he pulled the trigger.”

“The teacher was just lying there and he was limp,” he told KOLO. “And me and five other friends went to him and said ‘come on, we’ve got to get him to safety.’ We picked him up, carried him a little bit far and we left him because our vice principal came along and said ‘go, go, go, get to safety, get to safety.’ So we left the teacher there and we went to safety.”

UPDATE II: Teacher Michael Landsberry, killed in Sparks Middle School shooting, called a hero.

It came as no surprise to Michael Landsberry’s family that the Sparks Middle School math teacher is being called a hero for trying to get a student to put his gun down before being shot and killed.

“To hear he was trying to protect those kids, that he stepped up and tried to stop the situation, doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Chanda Landsberry, who is married to Michael’s brother younger brother, Reggie. “He could have ducked and hid, but he didn’t. That’s not who he is.”

“He was trained to help.”

UPDATE III: VIDEO – Police press conference.

Million Vet March on Sunday, October 13, 2013 … Open the WWII Memorial to Our Hero Veterans!

March against tyranny and for our Veterans …

March with our veterans and the heroes that have made America free on Sunday, October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.  The Million Vet March is going to take place t 9:00 a.m. at the World War II Memorial. Who has been disgusted by the actions  of Barack Obama and our government in closing down open air memorials that are normally open 24-7 like the WWII Memorial to Our Greatest Generation? Who does this? What kind of reprehensible, uncaring, malicious government actually closes an open air monument and prevents aged vets from seeing the memorial that honors them and their fallen soldiers?

What kind of a government does this to inflict pain on the people to win political points? How exactly does Barack Obama square these actions with laying a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran’s Day?

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Go to VET for all the details.

I want you to circle the date of Sunday, October 13, 2013.

And then I want you to help “circle the wagons” on that day to help protect and defend our brave veterans who risked their lives for our freedom – and now are being barred from visiting the memorials erected to honor their deeds.

In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans!

The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs.

Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the democratic system, the Republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that simple.

That’s why I am asking you now to take two decisive moves to show Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi – and all of their oppressive ilk in Washington – that “We the People” are still in charge. And we won’t rest until we take back our memorials and monuments!

Mark Levin to Barack Obama Says You Lay One Damn Hand on WW2 Vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION PEOPLE TO THAT DAMN MEMORIAL!

Cartoon of the Day …Obamaha Beach from Chris Muir of ‘Day by Day’

From one of my favorite cartoon artists who I met at BlogNashville many, many moons ago … Chris Muir of Day By Day depicts Obamaha Beach. Unbelievably, Barack Obama shut down the D-Day beaches cemetery in Normandy, France and the WWII Memorial in DC. What a viscous, mean spirited, little man.

Obamaha Beach_Chris Muir’s Day By Day


Mark Levin to Barack Obama Says You Lay One Damn Hand on WW2 Vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION PEOPLE TO THAT DAMN MEMORIAL!

This is what tyranny looks like …

Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin warned everyone on Capitol Hill, especially Democrats, Barack Obama and the park police that if they lay a hand on the World War II vets at the WWII memorial or try to arrest them for visiting their own memorial, that he will bring a half a million people to march on Washington. Watch the impassioned comments from Levin. The barricading of an open air war memorial might be one of the heinous things that any US government has ever done. We currently have an White House that purposely has prevented Our Grestest Generation from visiting their memorial before the die to score political points. As Doug Ross writes, ‘Quite possibly the saddest photo I’ve ever seen. And the most damning.’ I would agree.

How dare this president and Democrats prevent WWII heroes from visiting their memorial. These people fought and defeated Nazi German, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan … but some how they are prevented by Barack Obama and Harry Reid from being allowed to visit a memorial to ‘Our Greatest Generation’. UNREAL. The Hill reports that the GOP controlled House passes bills to fund DC, parks and medical research . So Once again it is the Democrats that are saying no, not Republicans.

From The Right Scoop:

I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration. You lay one damn hand on one of those World War II vets at that memorial and I’ll bring half a million people to that damn memorial! You got that?!

I’m sitting here stewing thinking about this – playing these damn games? You’ll ignite a movement in this country like you’ve never seen before! The biker patriot army – veterans from all over the country, every single war and battle in this country, Republican, Democrat, Independent, whatever!

I’ll be damned if one president, with his feet up on the desk in the oval office, with a smirk on his face, looking at his golf card…I’ll be damned if this president or anybody else is going to shut down that WWII memorial. Period! These men are in their 80s and 90s.

So let me repeat! You lay one hand on one of those men and arrest them for going to their memorial, which they fought for, which was not paid by you dammit, it was paid by the American people – we will come out of every town and city in this nation! We will come out of every county. And both coasts! Both borders! And we will march on Washington against your tyranny!

You’ve been warned!

SHAMEFUL … Sons of FDNY Firefighters Killed By 9/11 Illness Losing Chance to Serve … Government Bureaucrats Say Their Father’s Deaths Weren’t Heroic Enough to be Considered “In the Line of Duty”

And we wonder why people hate the government … What a disgrace, shameful, simply shameful!!!

Ever wonder why Government  bureaucrats  are hated so much? One needs to look no further than the NY Post exclusive story where the son’s of fallen New York City firefighters that were killed because of post 9/11 related illnesses. These government bureaucrats, who will never be confused with heroes, made the determination that the son’s of  firefighters as a result of ‘Ground Zero” illnesses, that their deaths were not heroic enough to be considered killed “in the line of duty”. NYC has a convoluted point system that is provided to those that want to be firefighters and given the son’s of fallen heroes added bonus points, called “legacy points”. However, NYC bureaucrats denied these points to the son’s who’s fathers died as a result of illnesses that resulted from them being at Ground Zero on that fateful day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center killing nearly 3000 individuals.


They dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses.

But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”

At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.

“We’ve all been waiting at least five years just to get in the running to get the job. And now that we’re here, they’ve taken away the legacy of our fathers,” said Scott Barocas, whose father, Capt. Sheldon Barocas, died in 2011 from a 9/11-related cancer.

Barocas, 28, is among the unlucky group who received a letter in May from the FDNY notifying them of a mind-boggling interpretation of civil service law that their dads — who endured slow deaths from 9/11-related illnesses — died on administrative duty.

New York Gov. Cuomo has not signed the bill that would redefine death by 9/11 illnesses to as ‘killed in line of duty.’

What else would we expect these days from morons who deal with the 9-11 terror attack and the brave heroes who gave their lives and ran into buildings and helped other at Ground Zero not knowing what they were being exposed to? Is this the way we honor their memories? But when we have idiots at the 9-11 Memorial museum dissing the iconic picture of firefighters raising the America flag as being too ‘rah-rah” America … what would we expect from ignorant liberal government bureaucrats.

This needs to be changed and changed now!

Mark & Dana Michelle Gerstle, the Family Rescued by George Zimmerman Following SUV Rollover Crash in Florida Terrified They will Become Targets of Trayvon Martin Hate Mobs

An Obamanation where a heroic act goes unnoticed because of fear of the mob … This is despicable … I blame you President Barack Obama.

Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle, the family that was rescued by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, have told friend that they are terrified that they might become targets of the pro-Trayvon, “no Justice, no Peace” mob following their roll-over crash where Zimmerman came to their aid. The family believes that if they go public with their story that George Zimmerman rescued them from their turned-over SUV and make him appear to be a hero, they will be targeted by the hate mobs. How sad and worse yet, sick is this? George Zimmerman pulled the Gerstles’ and their two young children from their SUV after it rolled over in Sanford, Florida near the busy I-4 motorway. However, they are afraid to get involved and state publicly that Zimmerman is a hero for fear of the backlash. It is unbelievable that this is where we have gotten in this country thanks the the race-baiting by civil rights agitators Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the New Black Panther Party, the MSM and President Barack Hussein Obama.


The family rescued by George Zimmerman after a rollover crash in Florida are terrified they will become targets for hate mobs who have made death threats to the neighborhood vigilante.

Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle told friends they do not want to talk publicly about Zimmerman for fear they will be accused of portraying him as a hero – and face a backlash from those who consider he got away with murder.

‘They are very grateful to Zimmerman for what he did, but they do not want to get involved,’ said a friend, who asked not to be named.

‘There is so much hatred directed towards him they have got to think about their own family. There are a lot of crazies out there. If they say anything in support of him it could backfire.’

The neighborhood watch volunteer, who to many is the most hated man in America after being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, helped save the family after a terrifying crash.

This poor family simply had the unfortunate circumstance of getting into an accident and then having George Zimmerman save them. The reaction from the unhinged LEFT and race-baiters … how dare Zimmerman do anything good. He can’t be a hero, he is the Devil. Zimmerman can’t be a hero, that does not play into the Left’s and racial agitators narrative that Zimmerman is an evil racist. However, the truth is that the Gerstle family was rescued by Zimmerman and for that they are most likely personally grateful. However, publicly they cannot say anything for fear of being attacked. I cannot say I do not blame them, but what a commentary of society today. Thank you Barack Obama for your lack of leadership, your lack of bringing people together and your lack of character. Instead of providing leadership, Obama brought back the past and fanned the flames of racism. But what should we expect from a life-long community agitator?

The Gerstle family from Port Orange, near Daytona Beach, have refused all requests to talk about their encounter with one of the most infamous men in America.

Mr Gerstle was in no mood to discuss Zimmerman when he arrived back at the family home today in a rental car.

He screamed at reporters from his garage saying: ‘Go away. I’ve got nothing to say.’

The family have lived in the single story, tan stucco home for the past 10 years.

Gerstle drove straight into his garage after speeding down the road past several TV trucks and film crews waiting to interview him.

He appeared enraged that media wanted to talk to him.

The Evil George Zimmerman Helps Rescue Family From Overturned SUV in Sanford, Florida (VIDEO) (Update: 911 Audio Call of Accident)

I bet Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children are glad that George Zimmerman got out of his car.

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, helped rescue a family who were trapped in their overturned Ford Explorer SUV in Sanford. Florida. That is correct, the man who following the not guilty verdict, who has received death threats, who has been demonized by civil rights agitators and has been made the faux face of racism by an irresponsible media and president helped save the lives of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children. I guess its a good thing that Zimmerman emerged from hiding to help save this family. Might I add Zimmerman had to hide because if the death threats and the ginned up hostility from Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and yes, President Barack Obama. Sorry, but when one does a selfless act, that is hardly the actions of a man who has been portrayed as evil incarnate. There are many that best search their souls and even more who owe George Zimmerman an apology.

As reported at Fox News, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said the single-car accident occurred July 17 at approximately 5:45 pm. Think about this. George Zimmerman came out of hiding after the 1000′s of death threats against him to help complete and total strangers last week , risking himself by exposing himself to individuals in the public that might cause him harm. Sorry, these are hardly the acts of the Devil.

George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today

Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.

By the time police arrived, two people – including Zimmerman – had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff’s office said. No one was reported to be injured.

Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.

What say you now liberal MSM and LEFT, what a rotten individual, how dare he be heroic. Hmm, who has egg on their face now? I guess the race baiters will say that he staged the accident to make it appear that he was a hero or say, well its not like the people in the car he saved were black. Who knows, but with the insanity that has come from the haters following the trail, anything is possible. Good grief, I was just kidding when I made the above comment, now I read at PJ Media that people were actually saying the same thing. What has this country come to?

I wish I was making this up. A few minutes ago I was driving back to my Hill Country lair from a meeting, and turned on the radio. Local talk show, politics, culture, the usual stuff. The hosts kicked off the show talking about this story. The first caller to get through was a guy who said that he didn’t believe the story. He said he believed Zimmermans is guilty and just made up the story to start trying to get people to like him.

The hosts pointed out that Sanford police are the source for the story, not Zimmerman. They asked the caller if he believed that the local police and sheriff’s department made up the crash and filed a false report just to help Zimmerman. The caller said that, well, the crash may have happened but that they’re making up Zimmerman’s involvement.

UPDATE I: The 911 audio call.

5 Year Old Jocelyn Rojas Abducted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Saved by 15 Year Old Temar Boggs and his Friend from a Sex Offender (Kidnapper ID’d as Registered Sex Offender Harold Herr)


As we are surrounded by so many who only want to cause trouble, promote vigilantism and divide us … along comes two heroes where race was irrelevant and all that mattered was the safety of a 5 year old little girl. God bless these two kids who stepped up, made a difference and saved a child from a certain peril at the hands of her abductor.

Five year old Jocelyn Rojas was kidnapped while playing in her front yard at the Lancaster Arms apartments  in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. According to police, Jocelyn Rojas was lured away from her home by a man who promised her ice cream.  The search began for the 5 year old girl as 15 year old Temar Boggs and his friend Chris Garcia took off on their bicycles trying to find her.  About two hours later and about a half mile away from her home, the two boys spotted Jocelyn in a sedan and chased after the car on their bikes. After being followed, eventually the kidnapper let the child out of the car. She ran to Temar and said that she needed her mom.

From The Raw Story, speaking to a reporter with Lancaster Online on Saturday, 15-year-old Temar Boggs said he was helping move an elderly woman’s couch at a nearby apartment complex Thursday evening when someone approached asking if he’d seen a little girl.



Jocelyn Rojas

Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl — on their bicycles.

Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she vanished Thursday afternoon. Authorities believe she was abducted by a man who lured her by offering ice cream.

For two hours, neighbors and police scoured the area and asked if anyone had seen her.

Police are looking for the suspect, described as a white male between 50 and 70 years old. He was driving a reddish-purple or maroon car with round taillights.  The man was wearing green shoes, green pants and a red-and-white striped shirt. He walked with a limp.

As reported at US News, on Monday the Lancaster County district attorney identified a registered sex offender, Harold Herr, as a person of interest in a potential kidnapping case.

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Tulsa, OK Burglar Robert Cole Bum-Rushed, Hog-Tied and Left for Police …Then Vigilant Home Owner Left and Went to Work (VIDEO)

Hero of the Week … “I was like, ‘That’s my man!’ I was really proud of him,” Houston said … So are we!!!

Burglar Robert Cole got the shock of his life when he attempted to rob the wrong home in Tulsa, OK. The home owners heard rustling inside the garage and Houston’s husband went to the front door. He then waited for the robber to come out and then he bum-rushed him. Denay Houston’s husband then hog-tied the crook, called 911 and then left him on the front lawn for the police to deal with as he went off to work. CLASSIC!!! Houston’s wife said that her husband works with horses so he is good with a rope. Yes he is. Must see video to appreciate. – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports |


A burglary suspect got quite the surprise Wednesday morning. Police say Robert Cole tried to break into a home, but ended up hogtied in the front yard.

The picture is making its way around the Internet. Police say Cole was bum-rushed and hogtied by the homeowner, after he tried to break in to the house in the 2600 block of East 54th Street North.

“He’s like a superhero,” said Denay Houston.

She said she is awfully proud of her husband and how this would-be burglar ended up.


They heard rustling inside the garage and Houston’s husband went to the front door.

“And then he waited for him to come out and then he bum-rushed him,” she said.

He did more than just bum-rush him–her husband tied Robert Cole’s hands and feet behind his back; hogtied him.

Tragedy … 19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona Were Part of Elite Hotshot Crew


The ‘Hotshot’ units are among the best fire fighting crews in the country and sadly we mourn the loss of 19 heroes.

CNN is reporting that 19 firefighters were killed in Arizona on Sunday battling the wild fire in Yarnell. The crew who is part of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots was fighting the Yarnell Hill fire. It is being reported that presently the fire is 0% contained. The 19 members of an elite firefighting crew who were killed Sunday tried to protect themselves by deploying tent-like structures before they were overtaken.  The fire is believed to have been started by lightening. We pray for the families and friends of the lost hero firefighters. May they rest in peace.

Nineteen firefighters were killed Sunday battling a blaze in Arizona, the state forestry division said.

The vast majority were from Prescott, said Wade Ward with the Prescott Fire Department.

State forestry official Art Morrison said the firefighters were members of a “hotshot” crew, tasked with digging a fire line and creating an escape route.

“In normal circumstances, when you’re digging fire line, you make sure you have a good escape route, and you have a safety zone set up,” Morrison said. “Evidently, their safety zone wasn’t big enough, and the fire just overtook them.”

Much more, including tweets and pics can be seen at BuzzFeed.

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