As reported by Saturday's NY Post, "a Long Island mother of three -- armed to the teeth with an assault rifle and shotgun -- was arrested for scouting out and taking pictures of an Air National Guard base."
Her arsenal included an XM-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and 500 rounds of ammunition.
The woman, Nancy Genovese, had been seen at the base a few weeks earlier, taking photos and questioning the guards. This time she had returned to take photos of the perimeter of the base. It's not difficult to make the connection that she was paranoid about "FEMA Camps".
Genovese is a Glenn Beck fan, according to her MySpace page (archived here). "He is mad as hell and so are we. He is right and so are we", writes Genovese, who also posted a video of a Glenn Beck rant.
Genovese additionally posted an amateur video indicating her apparent affinity for right-wing militia movements.
Below is Genovese and the weapons and ammo police say they found in her possession.
Update #1: As posted below by davidkc, a nugget in the NY Post article is that "Genovese [was] held for a psychiatric examination after she went berserk in the courtroom."
Update #2: Genovese's Twitter page makes it clear she's a Tea Bagger.
Update #3: For those questioning the "FEMA Camp" connection, use your browser's search function to search Genovese's MySpace page. You'll find multiple references where she acts out her paranoia.
Update #4: The Westhampton News adds a few details.
Update #5: The blogger "pale" at the Canadian site Creative Revolution synopsizes the content of Genovese's MySpace page.
Update #6: Blogger Steve Krakauer transcribes a quote from the Beck video that Genovese embedded in her MySpace page.
We are coming. We will be heard. We will be represented. You think that we are so busy with our lives that we will never come for you. And we were. But now you’ve gone and done it. We are the formally silent majority, all of us. Quietly work, pay our taxes, obey the laws, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone – now looking up at you. You have awakened us, and a patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful. It had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far.
For those of you, particularly on the Right, who downplay any Beck-Genovese connection, consider those words carefully. It appears very clear that Genovese took inspiration from Beck for her views, attitudes and actions. As she stated in her commentary to these words, "He is mad as hell and so are we. He is right and so are we".
Update #7, Aug 4: Genovese has apparently set her MySpace page to private. The archived page is here.