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June 4th: National Killdozer Day

June 4th, 2022 marks the 18th anniversary of the Killdozer’s rampage through Granby, Colorado.

Sit down kids, and let me tell you a tale. A tale about a reasonable man driven to do unreasonable things.

Marvin Heemeyer was a man who owned a muffler shop in Granby, Colorado. The city council ordained to approve the construction of a concrete factory in the lot across from Marvin’s shop. In the process, this blocked the only access road to the muffler shop. Marvin petitioned to stop the construction to no avail. He petitioned to construct a new access road, and even bought the heavy machinery to do so himself. Denied.

The concrete factory went up in disregard to the ramifications on Marvin’s business. To add insult to injury, the factory construction disconnected the muffler shop from the city sewage lines. An indifferent city government then chose to fine Marvin for this.

His business and livelihood were in ruin. Rather than lie down and die, Marvin chose to fight back. Over the course of a year and a half, Marvin secretly outfitted the bulldozer he bought to save his business with 3-foot thick steel and concrete armor, camera systems, and enclosed bulletproof glass.

On June 4th, 2004 Marvin Heemeyer lowered the armored shell over top of himself, entombing himself inside the Killdozer to make his last stand.

He burst forth from the walls of his muffler shop and straight into the concrete factory that ruined his business. Over the course of the next several hours, Marvin drove his Killdozer through 13 buildings owned by those officials that had wronged him, including the city council building itself.

SWAT teams swarmed the dozer, but it proved immune to small arms fire and even explosives. Another piece of heavy machinery was even brought out to fight the Killdozer, but it too fell to the dozers righteous fury.

In the end, Marvin’s Killdozer became trapped in one of the buildings it was built to destroy. Marvin chose to take his life, the only life he took that day.

Today, we celebrate Killdozer Day and Marvin Heemeyer, the last great American folk hero. A man driven to the brink who chose to fight back against an indifferent system.

From notes left behind after his passing:

“I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable. Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things.”

|||| From the amazing Some It’s Just As Well

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  • Muh Manifest Destiny June 5, 2022, 12:28 AM

    These things happen too often in Commierado.
    One of the most beautiful places on the earth destroyed by Long Marchers and hordes of zombies who want mommygov to be their keep me safe warden.
    As Dwight Eisenhower said there is a place where safety reigns supreme and it is called prison.
    What a sorry state of affairs for the once great republic.
    We must ban Killdozers, none are safe until all are safe as they are constructs of the white male patriarchy. (sarc)

  • Mike Austin June 5, 2022, 1:00 AM

    Quite the “last stand”. Imagine 100 Marvin Heemeyers plowing their way around Washington DC. No, make that 10,000. Turn the whole damn place into sheep pasture.

    • ghostsniper June 5, 2022, 4:17 AM

      Turn the whole damn place into … marble rubble.

      • Anonymous June 5, 2022, 4:39 AM

        Don’t worry guys, I believe Putin has that all covered. Just one little ol’ Satan II missile.

      • Boat Guy June 5, 2022, 5:14 AM

        If there is a better argument for gamma weapons I’ve not heard it. The buildings and monuments are not at fault; merely the vermin occupying the area.

  • Boat Guy June 5, 2022, 5:11 AM

    A good reminder that there are tyrants everywhere among us; and that the more reasonable of us may yet have to take “concrete” action to set things aright. Never surrender your means to do this.

  • John the River June 5, 2022, 5:15 AM

    Thanks for the reminder.

  • Wornout June 5, 2022, 6:24 AM

    Send him to Rehabilitation!

  • PA Cat June 5, 2022, 6:46 AM

    June 4–7 is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Something else to commemorate.

    • Mike Austin June 5, 2022, 9:30 AM

      As Wellington said about Waterloo, Midway “was a close-run thing”. On that one day—really just a few minutes of it—the war in the Pacific was won by the Americans. The next 3 years were a mopping up operation. Astounding how all luck on that day—every single instance of it—was with the US. Deus vult.

      • Boat Guy June 5, 2022, 1:03 PM

        Yeah there was some “luck” involved; but mostly it was dedication, valor and sacrifice.
        We were indeed lucky to have Spruance calling the shots rather than Halsey; my bet is, Halsey woulda run our ships right into the guns of the Yamato that last last night.

        • Mike Austin June 5, 2022, 1:34 PM

          “Dedication, valor and sacrifice…” are nothing without luck. The Japanese had those first 3 things in abundance, but it served them not at all.

          Had Halsey been there, Midway would have been lost.

          Yamato was a Japanese Bismarck. The era of battleships was over. From the Japanese point of view:


  • Tom Hyland June 5, 2022, 7:05 AM

    A Killdozer is the obvious application to grind and destroy the police station and other hiding places where Uvalde, Texas was allowed to unfold. People talking…. who live there. This guy named “JesusWept28” is questioning the availability of weaponry the murderous freak was sporting. Lots of interesting observations. https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/uvalde-texas-mass-shooting-19-children-dead.41857/page-9#post-1610862

    • enn ess June 5, 2022, 10:47 AM

      The more info that comes out about the entire Uvalde scenario the more everything, and all the players, are questionable. Now consider the sudden uptick in all the mass shootings going on around the country. Something is definitely wrong with this picture (it ain’t the inanimate object guns). Leading me to suspect, that everything, and everyone involved is suspect.

      • Mike Austin June 5, 2022, 11:43 AM

        Uvalde was a production. It had its directors and actors and producers and money men and script. Children died of course, but they were collateral damage. Like Sandy Hook. And like Sandy Hook, the school will be demolished. What, no evidence?

        So many of these mass killers were known by the FBI beforehand. I wonder why? Easy answer: Training, arming, drugging and indoctrinating these wind-up toys takes time.

        The FBI is the enforcement tool of the Democrat Party. It acts just like the KGB did for the Soviet Politburo.

        • nunnya bidnez, jr June 5, 2022, 5:31 PM

          The fellow who recently bombed and shot up the NYC subway (the N train at 36th street and 4th ave in Sunset Park Brooklyn) was also known by the FBI beforehand; there is some chatter that he had actually spoken with FBI agents earlier on that morning. Of course he was known, and possibly pushed over the edge by the FBI’s interactions with him. I doubt that his target was that particular subway station or neighborhood … I wonder where he was actually heading to commit his heinous deeds, and what happened in that subway car that set him off before reaching whatever original target he may have had.

      • Tom Hyland June 5, 2022, 9:23 PM

        This link and the following story describes so much of what’s going down. WARNING… the accompanying video in the NYC subway will elevate your blood pressure.

  • Denny June 5, 2022, 9:09 AM

    This is Heemeyer’s perfect demonstration of Just War Theory. – Or if you wish, “Millions for defense but not one penny for tribute”.

  • Anonymous June 5, 2022, 10:00 AM

    its way past tine for all of us to fight back

  • Dirk June 5, 2022, 11:02 AM

    Imagine 100 Dorners, a fleet of 100 killer drones and 100 of these cat tanks. I’d pay to watch that show double in downtown DC!

    • Mike Austin June 5, 2022, 11:32 AM

      You won’t have to pay. All of this will come to you and to us free of charge. Let 1000 Dorners bloom! Let 10,000 Heemeyers bloom!

  • Hale Adams June 5, 2022, 7:18 PM

    Mike, Ghost, and the rest,

    I think you give the bad actors in law enforcement too much credit. I don’t think there is some shadowy cabal led by (insert the name of your favorite bete noire here). Yes, I get it — when I saw that video of that jackass Peter Strzok wiggling and smirking while testifying in a Congressional hearing, I wanted to reach through the computer screen and put my hands around his throat.


    I think it’s wise to bear in mind Hanlon’s Razor: “Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”. Yes, they’re bad actors — many of them need to go to prison for their crimes — but they’re not particularly bright. If they actually were bright, they would not have left the “paper trails” that will someday put them away for a stretch of years.

    Most of these people are simply time-serving hacks, “in it” for the money, prestige, perks, and a cushy retirement (more or less).

    I think I’ve told this story before, told to me by my father ……

    Back around 1970, my father was working in an office at Edgewood Arsenal (long-since merged into Aberdeen Proving Ground), and the chief-of-the-office was an “older man” (Dad was 43 then, so I’m guessing the chief was maybe in his middle 50s) named Black, and Dad said that his name was appropriate as he was “as black as the Ace of Spades”. And he was definitely MISTER Black unless he decided he liked you, in which case you could call him “Blackie”.

    In that office, there was a young (30-ish?) black man named Smith (the name is changed to protect the guilty), who would do just about anything but his job. (Yes, he wore an Afro and was in the habit of giving the “black power” salute.) He would sit at his desk, drink coffee, and read the newspaper, chat with the secretaries, etc., etc., anything but his job. Mr. Black had counseled him many times, but this was back in the days when you just about had to kill someone to get fired from the Civil Service, so Smith remained on the payroll.

    One day, Mr. Black caught Smith goofing off yet again, and Mr. Black “lost it” in front of God and everybody in the office: “God damn it, Smith! It’s niggers like you that make the rest of blacks look bad!”

    Dad, in the course of his 25 years (1962-87) in the Federal Civil Service, met quite a few turkeys, some of them in high places. But that’s just it — they were turkeys, not criminal masterminds, and when things went wrong, it was for reasons of incompetence or malfeasance, not necessarily malice or as part of some wide-ranging plot.

    Strzok, McCabe, Mueller, et al; the mayors and city councilmen of big (Democrat-controlled) cities; law-enforcement officers at Uvalde, Texas; and so on and on ….. they are not puppets controlled by Bill Gates, The Trilateral Commission, George Soros, or your favorite bogeyman. They are TURKEYS, and about as bright.

    The problem is that we have put them in high places, and have (since about 1900) let waaaaay too much power accrue to those high places.

    The solution to that problem is NOT to string them all up with piano wire from the lamposts, however tempting that might be. The solution is to vote for candidates who are less bad than their competitors and vote for policies that remove power from Washington and send it back to the states and to the people.

    Yes, the process will be a slow one — no one reading this comment will live to see that day (in 2100 or so, perhaps?) when the clock finally gets set back to the status quo ante 1900>/i>, but we have to try. Please bear in mind two things:

    1. “Justice without Mercy is Horror.” <—– seen on a BBS(?) in about 1982

    2. The events of November 9, 1918, when the German people woke up as subjects of the German Empire and went to sleep that night as citizens of the German Republic, an unstable regime that ultimately succumbed to Nazism in 1933. Revolutions sound like fun — you get to "stick it" to people who may deserve it — but when power lies in the streets for anyone to pick up, even if the "right" people do pick it up, the "china" of legitimacy is broken, and its repair will take time the new regime may not have if the revolution has unleashed furies that won't dissipate. See also the French Revolution.

    My two cents' worth, as usual.

    Hale Adams
    Pikesville, People's still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

  • Hale Adams June 5, 2022, 7:20 PM

    Hey, Gerard,

    Did my latest screed get stuck in the “moderation bin”?


    • Vanderleun June 5, 2022, 10:12 PM

      It did and now it’s out. I don’t know why.

  • ghostsniper June 6, 2022, 4:26 AM

    Hale sed: “The solution is to vote for candidates who are less bad than their competitors…”
    The problem with that method, Hale, is that the candidate may very well present a truthful face during the campaign but when elected s/he then slides right into the required mold of same ol’ same ol’. They see the opportunities to get ahead financially and politically and that is where their focus remains til they die or are unelected. We’ve seen this time and time again and it’s the same story every time. The power within the political body overall is too much for entry level politicians to over come. Further, there seems to be no way for any punishment with teeth for politicians that violate laws and rules. Censuring. Please. Then they go right back to their criminal ways.

    I’ve said it all along, that I believe the root of this political failure is in the writing of the constitution which is sometimes referred to as a social contract. The instructions on how to run a gov’t. It is flawed, and it created the pathway for political criminality that I described above. If you or I violate a law we can be brought to responsibility very fast, perhaps within minutes of committing a crime. Politicians though, through any sort of malfeasance effecting the citizens, will not bear that burden. There are hundreds of examples of this in recent history and as I type this. As long as politicians are NOT held accountable specifically and immediately this rotten assed gov’t will continue to fail and harm others worldwide. As far as to whether their efforts are planned or acts of stupidity, I believe they are both. An overall world take over game plan? I’m not sure. One things for sure though, there is a whole lot of fishiness going on.