SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on Washington State Rep. Matt Shea. (See the Region-Wide section.)


The UK’s Guardian posted this hit piece about Matt Shea and The American Redoubt movement: Revealed: Republican lawmaker aided group training young men for ‘biblical warfare’. The piece was written by Jason Wilson, a liberal Guardian stringer who was born in Australia, but who now lives in Portland, Oregon. Wilson employs the classic Guilt By Association whitewash. But the plain fact is that Matt Shea is not a racist. One of Shea’s closest political allies is Alex Barron (the Bard of The American Redoubt), who is black. But reading Wilson’s smear piece, the average non-discerning reader would think that Shea is some sort of radical racist neo-confederate.

The Guardian piece was picked up and amplified by Chad Sokol of the leftist Spokane Spokesman Review. And of course Sokol felt obliged to once again dredge up some 1988 news about the founders of the Marble Fellowship. Sokol smeared them by misstating that in the present tense they are “attempting to distance themselves” from an ill-advised association that they made 32 years ago. I have news flash for Sokol: They’ve long since disassociated themselves. Using some ancient association of an association to demonize someone is not legitimate journalism. It is propaganda. These pseudo-journalistic tactics were developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). These repeated smears are all-too transparent!


Grizzly predation tour in Boundary County

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This Is the Marine Corps’ 1st Female F-35B Fighter Pilot. (She’s from Boise.)


Montana’s Steve Bullock is the ‘Reasonable’ 2020 Democrat Candidate on Gun Control. Most Redoubters would consider him strongly anti-gun.

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Teen dies after rock fall in Glacier National Park

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Montana hailstorm slaughters 11,000 birds

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Montana woman gets prison time for embezzling from clients

Eastern Oregon

Terrebonne: California climber out of hospital after Smith Rock fall

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Union County: Getting the word out about new ATV ordinances

Eastern Washington

I spotted a new listing at our spin-off site: Two off grid cabins on 15 acres, in North central Washington. It includes two wells, an extensive water system, and three RV septic hookups. The cabins are on 15 acres, off-grid, and reasonably priced!

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Two people survive plane crash in Whitman County

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Conservative 3L Says Gonzaga Law School’s Liberal Bias Infringes His First Amendment Rights


Bleak outlook for crops affected by tunnel collapse

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Councilman Questions Cheyenne Mayor’s Emergency Pothole Funding

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  1. Re. Montana’s Steve Bullock
    How did Montana get the likes of him, Jon Tester and the rest of the Swamp Creatures? City dwellers. That’s the common denominator. Yes we have them including Marxist academia-ridden universities. And we have counties of majority native Americans who are addicted to the city-dwellers’ Welfare State.

    We need a divorce. It’s just a question (in their minds) of ‘Who gets the house?’.

  2. During a FOX-TV interview, Bullock appeared as the typical un-Trumply politician. That smooth, mellow voice talking carefully around each asked question.

    Can any SBlog reader explain why Montanans elected such a guy? In my opinion, a man that stands for nothing will stand for everything bad.

    1. I read that because of the history of Montana being a mining state, the miners unionized in the early last century and since DemonRat Mafia run the union racket many Montanans have voted DemocRat by default. With DemonRat voting comes “death by a thousand paper cuts” incrementalism gun control.

      Then throw in the tons of Commiefornians moving from SoCal and Hollyweird in the last 30 years driving up real estate prices in Montana compared to Idaho. When the Commiefornias come to the American Redoubt they vote Socialist as always.

      I speak from experience having been living “behind enemy lines” and having escaped to the Redoubt. The locals were shocked I wasn’t a gun grabbing Cali Crazy despite having come from there. Sadly, the local real estate folks have said, the Commiefornians heading to Idaho, like they already have to Oregon, Washington and Montana. #BuildTheWall.

  3. The law student should be aware that being a conservative trying to get accepted to the Bar may get him thrown in Super Max prison for life and “proof of innocence is not the basis for a new trial” SCOTUS.

  4. I’m becoming a fan of two SB bloggers [X. Liberal and Recovering Feminist] whom have both pointed out the hard facts in the past… How many of us men are going to applaud the first “female this” and the first “female that” when it is destroying human society to its very core?

    Look at NASCAR where we have 99% of the male drivers supporting a family which includes a stay at home spouse, and 0% of female driver supporting the same with their equality. Same goes for the “first female Marine pilot, blah, blah, blah!”

    They turn our American men into boyfriends, and won’t submit to their calling in life BY GOD to be women of God. How many abortions, lawsuits, divorces, male terminations, male incarcerations, and male harassment does society have to go through to see a woman smiling on a billboard in a “family providers” role? It’s too much!

    Not to mention there are so many commanders, generals, and high ranking officers relieved of duty due to gender equality BS that they knew nothing about and has nothing to do with military readiness. Modern warfare won’t take down our military leaders but these women in uniform have done an awesome job aiding our enemies and weakening our military to its core…

    See a pattern when women profess to be men in every way???

    Sorry, Not celebrating the women and believe they are committing treason. I actually celebrate Moms/Wives who are under the authority of their CNC-“husband” and producing fruit for our next generation of American youth to not tear at the fabric of our society because you claim you equal to a giraffe [oops I mean man] and really you’re not but get to sue, abort, divorce, maim, murder our society due to injustices of inequality!

    God bless!

  5. Please don’t post URLs using e.g. I like to know what I am clicking on before I click it. With URL link shorteners like Bit.Ly I cannot see what the web address is until I click it. For example above

    In this case, I didn’t mind, but I don’t like to click to MSM like CNN, MSNBC, etc.
    Thank you for considering my suggestion.

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