Friday, April 18, 2014

What can I say?

Ready to fight the government
America has far more than its fair share of lunatics – and nothing at all surprises me  - but I must admit that this caught my attention.

The Bureau of Land Management allows 18,000 grazing permits on 157 million acres of land.

17,999 of the farmers who use the land pay grazing fees.

A rancher named Cliven Bundy in Nevada has been grazing his cattle on public land for 20 years and has amassed unpaid fees of about $1,000,000. He says he will not pay the fees because “I don’t recognize the United States government as existing”. 

Last Saturday the government moved in to enforce a court order to confiscate his cattle.

Hundreds of heavily armed and camouflaged supporters of  Mr. Bundy turned out to prevent this from happening.

Protecting Cliven from the Government
They surrounded the government employees and trained their guns on them. One of these militia-styled honking plonkers said:

“I knew we would have to fight the government one day – I guess today’s the day”

One of the rancher’s supporters, Richard Mack, a Tea Party leader who is in the National Rifle Association’s Hall of Fame, said he planned to use women as human shields in a violent showdown with law enforcement.
“We were actually strategizing to put all the women up front,” Mack said in a radio interview. “If they were going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot.”

The government employees wisely withdrew. 

Fox has been shouting all week about this ‘victory’ over the government by the downtrodden masses. 

Mr. Bundy – when interviewed by Fox said that the recent ‘blood moon’ was part of the vast government plot against him.

What can I say?


  1. Bizarre. The man is basically a thief.

  2. Fruitcakes of the world, unite!

  3. Whoops, I thought that picture was from your last biking adventure . . where the lurking owners were rearranging your shoes.

    Here in the USofA you are going to find some wacko things and some wacko people. Our constitution protects our right to be asshats. And when the bruhaha dies down, Uncle Sam will come in and sweep up the mess and all will be well.

    The only reason it is in the news 90% of the time is because there is nothing else to talk about. Gotta get an audience.

  4. Well now, over here the news is all about the Royals and sweet baby George, now christened the Republic Slayer. I would welcome some wacko news....

  5. I think the feds had the right initial idea but the wrong tool. They should have used an AH-64 Apache gun ship.

  6. esb: A large part of the right thinks he is a hero.

    Alexia: Why are there so many in the one place!

    fmcgcmcllc: Yes of course we must protect the rights of asshats. What we do without them.

    Sandy: Yes we have been in awe of the wall to wall coverage.