Ritzheimer: Oathkeepers to arrest Stabenow

| September 23, 2015


The Washington Times reports that Jon Ritzheimer, who says he’s a Marine and he organized the “Draw Muhammad” contest in Arizona earlier this year, says that him and other members of the Oathkeepers will arrest Senator Debbie Stabenow for her vote for the Iran agreement.

“We are planning on arresting Senator Debbie Stabenow, who voted yes to the Iran Nuke Deal. She will be arrested for treason under Article 3 Section 3 of the Constitution,” Mr. Ritzheimer wrote, Roll Call reported.

“We have chosen her as our first target due to our strong ties with the Michigan State Militia and their lax gun laws that will allow us to operate in a manner necessary for an operation like this,” the letter continues.

Mr. Ritzheimer, a former Marine, wrote that after successfully detaining Mrs. Stabenow, he and his armed militia “will continue to move across the country and arrest everyone involved with the Iran Nuke Deal” including President Obama, Roll Call reported.

For a bunch of people who claim they defend the Constitution, they don’t know very much about it. Of course, Ritzheimer won’t be able to depend on his strong-arm thugs when he tries to arrest all of these people, because they’re in jail. The ones who aren’t posted on our Stolen Valor wall.

Capital Police say that they’re investigating this along with local authorities in Jon’s hometown in Michigan. Ritzheimer responds that he has already informed his local police about his intentions.

I guess it’s time to get a FOIA on Jonny, here.

Category: Dumbass Bullshit

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  1. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    About the only thing stupider than kidnapping a sitting US Senator is publicly announcing you’re going to do it.

  2. ChipNASA says:

    Somehow I don’t think he’s thought his cunning plan all the way through….

  3. MSG Eric says:

    I’ll start the pool on this. He was a Marine for 13 months…

  4. B Woodman says:

    “Play stoopid games, win stoopid prizes.”

  5. rb325th says:

    In my best Bugs Bunny… “What a maroon…”

  6. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Is he trying to sound like a 24k batshit crazy dweeb, or does it come to him naturally? Fuck him, and the Oathkeepers aren’t exactly helping themselves or bolstering their image in the public eye by associating themselves with that imbecilic drek and his stunts!

  7. Hondo says:

    It gets even better. Per the WT article Jonn quoted, Ritzheimer plans to ” ‘continue to move across the country and arrest everyone involved with the Iran Nuke Deal’ including President Obama”. He’s also soliciting donations to fund his plan.

    I’m guessing the Secret Service and/or the FBI will be having a conversation with Mr. Ritzheimer Real Soon Now. And possibly with those who’ve donated $$$ to fund his little escapade as well.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I’m sure that Ditzheimer and his myrmidons already have open FBI and Secret Service files on them, ditto with his donors, they sound like the wannabes I’ve heard about at Soldier of Fortune conventions.

    • AW2 to CPT says:

      “Already soliciting funds”. DING DING DING!
      This is what it’s all about. Getting people even stupider than him to send him money. His plan sounds preposterous because it IS preposterous. He has no intentions of ever trying to carry it out, but he’ll be able to collect some quick cash from idiots who believe he will.

      • Hondo says:

        To this layman, it also sounds like soliciting funding might qualify as the “overt act” necessary to activate conspiracy statutes – particularly if he set up a “GoFundMe” or other publicly-available account. But maybe I’m wrong.

  8. Joe Williams says:

    Imanage, what the reaction of the SS security detail will be to the Oathkeepers trying to close to the Won much less arresting the President. What or they going where T.O.s going to detain ? No, Leos would lock them up. Where? How? To me this involves a shooting situation. Joe

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      The U.S. Secret Service DOES NOT play games when it comes to Executive Protection, I’m sure those DRG Cocktail-imbibing fungus-heads wouldn’t know what happened the moment they got stupid enough to elicit a response from them!

  9. Hondo says:

    OK, FOIA will be in the mail tonight.

    • EdUSMCLeg says:

      Hondo: his information is all over the web from when he got doxed a while back. His SSN, DOB, years in service, everything. He claims to be a “combat vet” but has no combat action ribbon. He did deploy to Iraq as a mechanic and made it to SSgt before being “forced out” in early 2014. He bought a house shortly after and has been soliciting funds to protect his family and pay his bills since he can’t afford to do so because he claims to be in hiding for shit he caused lol

      This guy is an idiot.

  10. Green Thumb says:

    Great plan, guys!


  11. JohnE says:

    This should be interesting…

  12. Pinto Nag says:

    Yeah, you go try to arrest all those folks. You know, the ones with multiple layers of well-armed, well-trained protection.

    Sniper bait.

  13. Ex-PH2 says:

    I bet if I bitch slapped him, he’d start crying.

  14. Martinjmpr says:

    And now the countdown starts for the inevitable Lance-Armstrong-level backpedaling: “We never intended to actually arrest anyone, we just wanted to draw attention to …..”

  15. D says:

    This is a doozy. While he claims to have been a Marine, he certainly has disqualified himself from pretty much any other federal service. Section 29 of the SF 86: “The following pertain to your associations. You are required to answer the questions fully and truthfully, and your failure to do so could be grounds for an adverse employment, security, or credentialing decision. For the purpose of this question, terrorism is defined as any criminal acts that involve violence or are dangerous to human life and appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.”

  16. David says:

    I particularly like the section about Michigan’s lax gun laws… nothing like saying in effect “not only are we going to do something monumentally stupid, we’re gonna ADD to it by carrying guns too!”

    Put me down for a square in the under-30 days section.

    • GDContractor says:

      I agree. That jackass Bloomberg could not have written a better press release. I might have to (respectfully) channel Tom Kratman here and ask what proof is there that this guy actually wrote the “open letter”? Is he really that stupid?

  17. Rizzo says:

    Dude is bat shit crazy!! excuse me senator but you are under arrest. Am I a cop well,,,no but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

    • TheChief says:

      He identifies with police officers, therefore his is a police officer and carries all the authority due that position.

      I’ll say he actually made it to 1 year 9 months.

  18. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    A prosecutor probably could make a case against him right now, before he does anything, just for threatening a senator with “arrest.” Let him take an actual step towards that action and his ass will be deep fried. Pretty much everything you can think of is wrong with this guy’s threat. In fact, off hand, I’d say that we could probably amass an endless list of the problems. The easy part is naming what he’ll be charged with if he ever does try to make good on his crazy aim.

  19. CAARNG 68W says:

    “I guess it’s time to get a FOIA on Jonny, here.”

    Thank Mr. Lilyea

  20. 3E9 says:

    Well hell, I’m making snacks and getting the DVR ready so I don’t miss a minute of this shitbaggery. Who want stuffed jalapenos?

  21. Martinjmpr says:

    More and more I’m convinced that “Oathkeepers” was started by the Feds in order to draw idiots like this in closer where they could be monitored and eventually arrested. Combine a love of guns with a vague, sketchy concept of the Constitution gleaned from the likes of Alex Jones and you have the perfect recipe for subversive-moron flypaper.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Oafkeepers has been around more than long enough to have its fair share of FBI moles in it just like they’ve been doing for years with outfits like the KKK, Aryan Nation, and the Black Panthers.

      • Jarhead says:

        Never considered them sensible from the one and only meeting I ever attended. When I demanded my membership fee back for a justifiable reason, some company hack accused me by email of being a trouble maker. Me, oh hell yes! When I see how f____ed up their logic was and demand a refund, but you refuse….obviously you need the money a lot worse than I do. Still, when you rationalize keeping my $, damned right I am going to raise hell, remember it, and revisit in public when they seek attention. As for the infiltration of moles, I thought it was peculiar they had the meeting I attended very near Ft. Rucker, and had a few from the base joining up. Strange bedfellows. That $30 they refused to return has given them 30 K worth of free advertising from me.

    • Skippy says:

      BHWHAHAHAHAHA ! ! ! ! !
      THANK YOU , ,
      I Needed a good Laugh! !

    • Bernie Hackett says:

      Martinjmpr, you nailed it!
      Ever since Reagan freed the loons, it’s just gotten more entertaining.
      Classic example of what those people call “badthought”

  22. Tony180A says:

    Oh he’s just begging for some of that Special Treatment for Special People!

  23. Martinjmpr says:

    ….Continuing my thought from above: But if you’re into conspiracy theories, then maybe OK was started by the REAL subversive revolutionaries.

    The purpose of OK would be to make sure that the slack jawed cretins who might follow their cause, but who in reality are too stupid and undisciplined to actually be able to keep a secret, will be quickly discovered and arrested, leaving the rest of the conspirators to work towards a real insurgency.

    I know, this is next-level shit here. We are through the looking glass people! 😉

  24. farmgirl with a mosin nagant says:

    I’ll admit when I first saw the headline, it wasn’t Debbie Stabenow I thought it meant, but one of my fave novelists, Dana Stabenow. And then my reaction was, I don’t think they have the cojones to head into rural Alaska to go after her…

    Man, people are stupid. There’s a word for governmental systems where you can arrest politicians for voting ‘the wrong way’, and it’s not a very nice word.

    • T-Bird Henry says:

      I know these guys are full of shit but it is still hilarious to think that they’d pick on Michigan’s dearly beloved, now senior Communist Senator, Commie, er I mean Debbie Stabinback, er I man Stabinow dammit. I know it will more than likely never happen, but oh Dear God it would be so funny to see them succeed for 24 hours! I Don’t have a good use for either entity but it would be hilarious to see it work somehow. Stabinow is absolutely worthless as a US Senator and make Carl Levin look manly by comparison. The least she could do is be part of a comedy relief for her state, she hasn’t done much else.

  25. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Wow, these ass clowns have gone completely off the deep end, although these shallow end of the gene pool turd burglars never fail to make it clear they are complete morons without any clear comprehension of the the oaths or laws they pretend to be sworn to uphold…

    Assholes are everywhere these days, fortunately these assholes wear uniform shirts so you know who and what they are when you see them loose in the wild.

  26. Reaperman says:

    So, assuming the first kidnapping does work–then what? Drop them off at the nearest police station? Hold a fake trial for them? Or just cart them to the next location in a giant school bus?

  27. CB Senior says:

    Is that not an “Act of War”, what he is talking about. Kidnapping and or Killing a US Senator?

    I hope he get his dumb ass head stuffed right up his arse. He has the hairdo for it.

  28. Semper Idem says:

    Wow; plan to kidnap a United States Senator and boast about it on them intertubes.

    I can think of the perfect background music for this whole shindig:


  29. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “We have chosen her as our first target due to our strong ties with the Michigan State Militia and their lax gun laws that will allow us to operate in a manner necessary for an operation like this.”

    Cripes. Yeah, I kind of passed over that fat sentence. “We” is a conspiracy. “Target” is a problem in the context of the militia and the gun laws he makes a point of mentioning. Not good. “Operate” and “operation” certainly sound military. Also not good. Yeah, I don’t think he has to do anything else at this point before… “One straight on. Eyes wide open. Look at the dot under the lens. Now, turn to your right and hold. Close your mouth.”

    • D says:

      Bingo. It’s one thing to hold a mock trial of elected officials as a way to gain awareness. It’s quite another to communicate threats as he’s done. It seems like he’s already broken federal law at the very least.

      • Hondo says:

        Plus, he’s soliciting funding to support execution of the plan. If he’s set up a mechanism to receive those funds, it seems to me like criminal conspiracy statutes just came into play for both this tool and anyone else involved in planning this incredibly moronic idea.

  30. Martinjmpr says:

    Pshhh. “Michigan Militia” ain’t got nuthin’ on the “Metal Mulisha!” I see their “operators” at every dirt bike, 4 wheeler or Jeep gathering!

  31. Dennis - not chevy says:

    Is it too late in the day for a face palm?

  32. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I wonder how soon we’ll hear about these toad snot-brained dweebs going on their way to becoming the “Property” of Bubba, Thor, and the rest of their cellblocks, has anyone started a betting pool on that yet?

    • HMCS (FMF) ret. says:

      The dude probably has snarfed down some cockmeat sammiches with extra manmayo in his lifetime… and enjoyed it.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I have no doubt about that, he looks like a tube steak aficionado with a penchant for “nut butter”!

  33. SFC D says:

    This cannot end well for the “oath keepers”. But it’s gonna be a helluva good time watching it!

  34. Who is their staff attorney? Sounds like this is something that Oily Titz or Branum might approve. Surely, even as imbecilic as they seem to be, they wouldn’t hire an inept Social Security negotiator; or would they?

  35. JarHead Pat says:

    I’ll bet he was a Marine for 6 weeks, pissed hot, yup this is going to end really well for him, MORONS.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I’ll place my bet on “Less than one year” and “Discharged as an E1”! Toadstools on a cow pie have IQ’s at least a hundred times higher than these dingleberries!

      “Ditzberger and his Dingleberries”, I think that’s a good name for that gaggle!

  36. FatCircles0311 says:

    Only thing more amateur than these guys are the secret service.

    Popcorn time!

    • Climb to Glory says:

      Yeah, this is going to end poorly. Dudes are gonna end up leaving with more holes than they arrived with.

  37. Richard says:

    His facebook page says that he lives in Phoenix and is a motorcycle mechanic. Oddly enough, no life events – like joining the Corps for example. Places he lived only show the current city.

    This link is a short version of his life – in his own words. Check the comments on this little autobiography – some of them are a little unkind.

    Here is an article about Mr. Ritzheimer and Go Fund Me. They declined to help him collect $10 million for something or other.

    The New York Daily News had a story about him in May. I have to get me one of those rack thingys for when I go to the mall.

    Seems to be a colorful fellow who gets his share of attention. This is a summary of what I found on the first page of a google search.

  38. streetsweeper says:

    Teh stQQpid is strong with him….

  39. Formally known as JR says:

    What you guys have to understand about The Oathkeepers is that they have a grueling selection process similar to that which SOF uses. The only difference is you spend 2-8 weeks doing nothing and then on the last day convince yourself you did STAR course and got selected, maybe throw some BUDs stuff in there and JTAC schools. Then you hand jam this all into a DD214 or maybe even just print off a fresh DD215 and put it all on there. So do they have the capacity to arrest everyone in our Government? On paper, absolutely. Don’t worry folks, the Oathkeepers will uphold the constitution even if they couldnt eveb stay in the military because they couldnt uphold the oath they took when they joined. Godspeed Oathkeepers, we all believe in you.

    • “we all believe in you” ? Um, you and who? Not a lot of faith in Oafkeepers to be found here. When they first announced themselves, I was interested in the concept presented, but following them, I have seen less than stellar individuals doing next to nothing, and even a good deal of idiocy. Each and every person that I have suggested that they look deeper into them has come back to thank me for alerting them before they got themselves involved with this bunch.

      • Formally known as JR says:

        I guess I should’ve added a /sarc in there. I honestly felt it wasn’t necessary.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          If you were ‘funning’, JR, what you posted looks too real, almost like you did mean it. A /sarc/ label helps with that.

          • Formally known as JR says:

            Haha I thought the 2 to 8 weeks of doing nothing and pretending you did everything made it apparent. I guess I will /sarc it from now on.

  40. RM3(SS) says:

    Dude is a moron. FYI, the agency responsible for protection of Congress is the USCP- The Secret Service takes care of the Pres and VP. If it’s interstate, the FBI is probably involved too.
    On the other hand, if it’s the Supreme Court, they have their own police too. lol. There’s at least 28 different Federal Police Agencies in DC, that’s not counting the local ones or agencies like Amtrak. Sirens day and night? Yes sir.

  41. Sparks says:

    I would imagine the black SUVs are already parked in front of his place and the warrants have been served.