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  • Bunkerville song - written and performed by Wayne and Paula Carson

    08/01/2014 8:32:10 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | Audio-Audition Digital Studios
    Song was written in support of the Bundy Ranch. Performed by Wayne and Paula Carson. Pictures are actual Americans at the stand off with the Feds. Video created with patriotism in mind. Edward BUNKER American pioneer, Mormon, and community founder of Bunkerville, Nevada Born: on August 01, 1822 in Atkinson, Maine, USA Died: on November 17, 1901 in Colonia Morales, Mexico Bunker was born in Atkinson, Maine, the youngest of Silas and Hannah Berry Bunker's nine children. As a teenager in the fall of 1841, he struck out on his own with his brother-in-law John Berry to Wisconsin "to see...
  • Cliven Bundy has officially left the Republican Party herd

    05/27/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/14 | Philip Bump
    Rancher Cliven Bundy, who you may remember from American politics circa April 2014, has officially left the Republican Party. The news is unlikely to cause too many sleepless nights at Nevada GOP headquarters. Bundy and his wife signed new voter registration forms at an event held by the Independent American Party, to which the Bundys now belong. The event, the AP reports, was "held to honor Bundy for what organizers called 'his courage in standing up for state sovereignty.' " The IAP promoted the Bundys' cause earlier this month, calling on Nevada residents to file "CRIME REPORTS" against the Bureau...
  • Harry Reid, Caught in Land deal in Nevada

    05/08/2014 4:29:34 PM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | NA | NA
    Check out this video of the Land deal Reid-Bunkerville 93 acres owned by Harry Reid adjacent to Bundy's ranch. According to this information Reid has run 52 ranchers out of business during this period. BLM is also involved in buying land in the area where the $5 Billion Chinese Solar Program was planned.
  • Nevada congressman seeks removal of Bundy backers

    05/04/2014 4:49:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2014 6:09 PM EDT
    A Nevada congressman is calling on elected officials in the state to rid a town in his district of militia members who have rallied around rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle with federal land managers. Rep. Steven Horsford, in an address to the Clark County Democratic Convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, said he’s making the request after hearing more complaints from constituents about the presence of Bundy supporters near Bunkerville, 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas. In encampments around the Bundy ranch, self-described militia members from around the country continue to camp with handguns on their hips and heavier...
  • Georgia GOP Senate candidate travels to Bundy ranch

    05/04/2014 3:05:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 3, 2014 | Sarah Westwood
    With a little over two weeks to go before Georgia’s Republican Senate primary, the seven candidates vying for retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ seat are canvassing the Peach State at a frantic pace in an attempt to shake as many hands as possible before voters head to the polls. One contender, however, is now thousands of miles away, sacrificing one of the precious few weekends that remain to pay tribute to a protest on the other side of the country. Senate candidate Derrick Grayson, a network engineer and avid YouTube pundit, slipped away Saturday evening to board a plane bound for...
  • Bunkerville residents sound off about BLM, police, media (They support Bundy & Militia)

    05/02/2014 8:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    KVVU-TV ^ | May 2, 2014 | Craig Huber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BUNKERVILLE, NV - An emotional crowd gathered for a town hall meeting on Thursday evening in Bunkerville. Residents and council members praised militia members gathered there in support of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy, but had nothing but vitriol for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and the local and national media. "The day the militia [came] was the day I felt safe again in Nevada," one meeting attendee said. The meeting was standing-room only. City council members had harsh criticism for the media's take on the standoff between Bundy and the BLM. "I heard things...
  • Bunkerville remains the flash point

    05/02/2014 7:11:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Christian Mercenary ^ | 5/2/14 | T. L. Davis
    Bunkerville represents the first action of the people's resistance against an unconstitutional governmental bureaucracy turned paramilitary unit. We are likely to see more as time goes on, because there is not a bureaucracy that has not been turned into a paramilitary unit. The principle lost in all of this militarization of bureaucrats is that they generally interact with citizens, not enemy combatants or criminals; they are not headed by someone who can be voted out of office, like a sheriff, or held to account by a city council who can be voted out of office. We are not capable of...
  • Bundy Ranch Speaker Warns Of 'Civil War On A Vast Scale,' Promises Harry Reid....

    04/30/2014 7:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | April 30, 2014
    In a speech to the militia members still gathered at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada last week, Mike Vanderboegh, leader of the militia group Three Percenters, warned that the country is “staring a civil war in its bloody face.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vanderboegh’s Three Percenters group, named after the number of American colonists they believe fought against the British in the revolutionary war, was listed in a recent Oath Keepers press release as a stalwart of the standoff at the Bundy ranch. Vandeboegh, who wrote a novel that allegedly inspired a domestic terrorist plot in 2011, is also known for his role in...
  • BUNDY, THE BLM, AND THE WHISKEY REBELLION

    04/30/2014 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2014 | by JARRETT STEPMAN
    The tense standoff at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Clarke County, Nevada tapped into a wellspring of government distrust that dwarfed Bundy's specific situation. A comparable event from just over 200 years ago, the “Whiskey Rebellion,” suggests the government's efforts to quell small pockets of insurrection like Bundy and his allies can easily cause more political problems than they're worth. Although the 1794 incident was at a vastly larger scale than the standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada, the situations share important parallels including the use of what many people in each situation considered the disproportionate use of force by the government....
  • Sheriff urged to clamp down on armed militiamen around Bundy ranch

    04/30/2014 1:38:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 28, 2014 | Kyle Roerink
    Reid Hendricks of Camden, Tenn., and Jim (no last name provided) of Las Vegas take up a position on a hill by Cliven Bundy’s ranch near Bunkerville on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hendricks is a former Marine (honorably discharged) and has worked as a police officer and a high school history teacher, he said.A growing number of Bunkerville residents want to see the armed militiamen guarding rancher Cliven Bundy leave Nevada, according to a letter from Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie. Horsford, whose congressional district includes Bunkerville, wrote that his constituents are concerned about Bundy...
  • In their own words: Bundy family addresses unanswered questions

    04/28/2014 11:41:44 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Tri-State Livestock News ^ | April 26, 2014 | Heather Hamilton-Maude
    “So, go back 20 years to when I quit paying grazing fees to the federal government. The administrative regulatory pressure at the time was being used to run myself and my neighbors out of business. They came along with a full force and effect decision on the basis of an endangered species, and said we couldn’t graze for three to four months in the peak of the spring. That was followed by another full force and effect decision that said the land was totally closed to grazing. In that process my neighbors, 52 ranching families in Clark County and hundreds...
  • Donald Sterling Is Not Cliven Bundy, He's Much Worse: Owner’s alleged remarks far more sinister

    04/28/2014 4:34:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 28, 2014 | Matt Berman
    It is tempting to compare racists. That's especially true when you look at what's happened in the last week, when two white men—Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling—have drawn massive and warranted scrutiny over abhorrently racist remarks. Those lines are already being drawn. Cliven Bundy's story is well-known by now. The Nevada rancher, who had become a cause celebre among some conservatives for fighting the federal government over overdue grazing fees, went on a rant last week about "the Negro," suggesting that life for black Americans may've been better under slavery. Donald Sterling's case is...
  • Our Concord Bridge (Bunkerville)

    04/27/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | April 21, 2014 | Skook
    Has the audacity of the Obama Administration and the sanctimonious stooges; Reid, Pelosi, and Biden pushed America to the Concord Bridge of the Twenty-First Century. Our Concord Bridge is no wooden bridge over the Concord River in Massachusetts, a bridge barely big enough for a small wagon to pass: today’s Concord Bridge is a huge overpass, high above the desert on Interstate 15, a four lane divided highway, cutting through several Western states and connecting Canada and Mexico. Yes, we have come a long way, but once again we are confronting tyranny and an overbearing government more interested in the...
  • Renaming Racism (Compares Cliven Bundy to KKK gunman Frazier Glenn Cross)

    04/27/2014 4:09:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's The Peace Pastor ^ | April 26, 2014 | Rev. Marty Troyer
    Overt acts of obvious racism have been in the news lately. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, Frazier Glenn Cross’s anti-semitic shootings in KC and now recent revelations of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling prohibiting his girlfriend from publicly associating with blacks. We can count each of these as classic definitions of racism: prejudice against another based on skin color and race. This classic definition of racism has been said to be behind us, buried in the time of Jim Crow, lynchings and Bull Conner. We were wrong to ever believe they were “behind us.” But I’m less concerned about those overt...
  • Hell Freezes Over: Paul Krugman, Bill Kristol Agree That Cliven Bundy’s A Law-Breaking Jerk

    04/27/2014 12:32:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman are undoubtedly on opposite sides of America’s political spectrum. But the conservative commentator and liberal economist came to a rare point of agreement on Sunday: regardless of his comments on race, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s law-breaking stand against the federal government is inexcusable. Kristol and Krugman appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to discuss Cliven Bundy’s racially insensitive comments published earlier this week. Once seen as a right-wing folk hero for his stand against the Bureau of Land Management’s push to reclaim grazing fees he owed the Feds, Republican...
  • Nevada Congressman: Bundy Militia Needs to Leave Because They’re Making Residents Nervous

    04/27/2014 10:17:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 4/25/14 | Bridget Johnson
    A freshman Nevada congressman said the militiamen need to leave the area around Cliven Bundy’s cattle ranch because they’re scaring kids trying to walk to school. Rep. Steve Horsford (D-Nev.), who represents the recently created 4th District of central Nevada, told MSNBC that he spent Thursday in Mesquite, “meeting with residents who actually live in Bunkerville, who are neighbors of Cliven Bundy, who live in the Moapa Valley community.” “And they, like myself, are extremely frustrated by the fact that we have these armed militia in our community, the fact that children in Bunkerville, which is a community of only...
  • Bundy's neighbors want his armed militia gone, supporters say he's no racist (Video)

    04/27/2014 9:25:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    All Voices ^ | April 26, 2014 | Veronica S.
    Neighbors of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy have had enough of the celebrity attention and want his gun-toting militia defenders gone, while his supporters say he is no racist. They are accusing The New York Times of deliberately editing the interview to portray him as such. Congressman for farmer Bundy’s district, Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), spoke with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on the situation. He said he had spent Thursday meeting with the people who actually lived close to Bundy, adding that the neighbors were extremely frustrated with the band of armed militia that swooped down on their town. The small Bunkerville...
  • Report claims Eric Holder approved drone strike against Bundy ranch

    04/27/2014 8:53:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 26, 2014 | Joe Newby
    On Friday, John Jacob Schmidt of Radio Free Redoubt said that according to Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, Attorney General Eric Holder has approved drone strikes against the Bundy ranch to take place some time in the next 48 hours. According to Schmidt, the information came from a source Oath Keepers has within the Department of Defense. That source, according to the report, allegedly said Attorney General Eric Holder authorized what is known as a "hot drone strike" against the ranch. Such a strike, he added would effectively kill everyone at the ranch. Schmidt said that as far as...
  • Ann Coulter sees ‘Occupy Wall Street’ in Bundy Ranch standoff

    04/26/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | April 26, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    The biggest lesson in Nevada’s Bundy Ranch standoff is how it’s angered conservative America, conservative commentator Ann Coulter said, urging Republicans to channel that passion in the most effective way possible. “Republicans and conservatives ought to learn, be careful before you choose a mascot,” Coulter said Friday in an interview with CNN’s Bill Weir. In a comparison sure to anger some of rancher Cliven Bundy’s most vocal supporters, Coulter likened the Nevada cattle battle to the ineffectual Occupy Wall Street demonstrations of 2011, when thousands of unwashed, unemployed and unhappy young people took to the streets to protest not getting...
  • Mark Steyn: How Now White Cowman?

    04/26/2014 6:03:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | April 25, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Like everyone else, Gavin McInnes has weighed in on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's observations on "the Negro". Mr McInnes concludes: This isn't about some old guy's views on slavery. It's about government control. We're not saying Bundy is the messiah and we accept him as our personal savior. We're saying the government is wrong. Let's stipulate that Cliven Bundy is a racist. Let's also assume, if only to save time, that he's Islamophobic, homophobic and transphobic. So what? Does that make criticizing the Bureau of Land Management "racist" or "homophobic"? During my battles with Canada's "human rights" commissions, defenders of...
  • At scene of Nevada ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard

    04/26/2014 9:10:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2014 | John M. Glionna and Richard Simon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government. Then there are the guns. Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues — semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders, ammunition magazines at their belts — patrol from a base they call Camp Tripwire. "State sovereignty is what we're fighting for," reads...
  • Hello My Name is: Domestic Terrorist

    04/25/2014 5:32:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     A citizen observer reports from the Bundy Ranch in Nevada that the volunteers guarding the Bundys are responding to Harry Reid's labeling of them as "Domestic Terrorists".   They are wearing name badges with  "Hello, my name is "Domestic Terrorist". It would be funny if totalitarian regimes had not used this tactic for the last 80 years.   Most people remember how Stalinists labeled anyone who opposed them as "Enemies of the State".    The phrase was even popularized in books and a movie.    Here is the report: I just returned last night from 5 days in Bunkerville.  Many of the patriots...
  • Is it okay to not care that Cliven Bundy is a bigot?

    04/25/2014 1:48:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    I haven’t been following the Cliven Bundy case because, believe it or not, southwestern grazing disputes have never been among my interests. I know the Daily Caller has done stories about him because I’ve seen the headlines, but I haven’t followed the whole thing. I haven’t written a word about him before today. I don’t care. But now that this Bundy fellow has publicly said things that have offended a lot of black people, suddenly, he represents everybody to the right of Karl Marx. Suddenly I’m obliged to have an opinion about him. If you want to know what I...
  • Bundy’s Racial Rhetoric (A nation can survive its cranks, but not a criminal government)

    04/24/2014 11:42:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 24, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Cliven Bundy’s racial rhetoric is indefensible, and it has inspired a lot of half-bright commentary from the left today directed at your favorite correspondent, mostly variations on this theme: Don’t you feel stupid for having compared him to Mohandas Gandhi? Short version: No. There is a time to break the law, and the fact that the law is against you does not mean that justice is against you. The law was against Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., too. That does not mean that what is transpiring in Nevada is the American Revolution or the civil-rights movement; it means that...
  • The Editors Say: Cliven Bundy beware the continuing threats of Harry Reid (Many videos of Reid)

    04/23/2014 11:47:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jacquie Kubin
    Majority Leader (D-Nevada) Harry Reid is threatening Cliven Bundy with the ominous words “something is going to happen.” “ “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.” If it weren’t so scary, it would be funny. Reid’s manner of speaking is like the person that says “No offense meant, but…”...
  • U.S. can't let Cliven Bundy win his range war: Nevada cattle rancher is not a man of principle...

    04/23/2014 11:14:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 23, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is being portrayed by some as a man of principle, an iconoclast who should be admired for his willingness to stand up to the federal government. But in fact he's a petty scofflaw who seems to think that he has the right to pick and choose which rules must be obeyed. Bundy is the cattleman who grazes his herd on federal land operated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, but unlike more than 15,000 other ranchers, he refuses to pay the associated grazing fees. After 20 years of disagreements and court battles, the U.S. government...
  • Bill O’Reilly to Cliven Bundy supporter: What makes you different from Occupy Wall Street?

    04/23/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2014 | Elias Isquith, assistant editor
    The Fox News host grills a member of the militia movement on why it's OK for Bundy to break the law but not OWS.To a significant degree, American politics is a story of insiders vs. outsiders, so it’s inevitable that people among the latter group would be lumped together, even if they’re quite different by any other measure. Still, it’s probably fair to say that when most people think of Nevada renegade rancher Cliven Bundy, the Zuccotti Park protesters of Occupy Wall Street don’t immediately — or eventually — come to mind. Yet on the Tuesday night edition of his...
  • Sen. Reid Breaks Ground for Solar Farm Near Bundy Ranch(BLM conspiracy and collusion continues)

    04/23/2014 4:25:51 AM PDT · by Liz · 41 replies
    First Solar Media press release | 4/14/14 | BACKSTORY
    SOURCE First Solar Media press release: “First Solar is thrilled to celebrate this important milestone with Sen. Reid and distinguished guests, and honored to work with the Moapa Band of Paiutes on this landmark project,” said Jim Hughes, the CEO of First Solar. Signaling the first day of construction of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, which is about 35 miles from the Bundy homestead in Bunkerville, Nevada, Sen. Reid (far right) hoists shovel, joined by representatives from the Moapa Band of Paiutes, executives from First Solar, Inc. and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for the groundbreaking...
  • Former Labor secretary Reich blasts Bundy

    04/22/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | April 22, 2013
    Former Clinton Labor secretary Robert Reich, now a prominent author and commentator, blasted Bundy on his Facebook page on Monday. “In what world is Cliven Bundy, the 68-year-old rancher who refuses to pay his tab for grazing cattle on federal lands, a patriot?” Reich wrote. “He drapes himself in the American flag but says ‘I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing,’ while attracting a collection of thugs with assault rifles in the Nevada desert to force the Bureau of Land Management to back down from a court-ordered confiscation of his cattle.” The comment from Reich, who now...
  • Pat Buchanan sums up Nevada ranch standoff: Sending ‘Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill’

    04/22/2014 3:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan summed up the armed federal standoff between agents with the Bureau of Land Management and cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and his supporters: It was all over an unpaid bill. “You don’t send the Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill, and that’s exactly what happened,” he told Sean Hannity on his radio show Monday. He went on, Breitbart reported: “And when they put all those forces out there — that’s what attracted all the others, the history of what happened at Waco, Ruby Ridge. And so these folks came to that rancher’s defense. But the...
  • Cliven Bundy to Harry Reid: Why are you calling for a civil war?

    04/22/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on Monday's edition of Fox News' "Hannity," Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher at the heart of a dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, asked why Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is calling for a civil war, Newsmax reported. Bundy appeared on the program to respond to overheated rhetoric from the left which has now prompted some to call for drone strikes against the ranch. "Why, Harry, are you calling for a civil war?" Bundy asked. "That's not what we the people want. We just want to disarm the army, and get out of our state, and...
  • Chris Hayes: Would Fox News Defend Bundy Ranch Supporters if They Were Black?

    04/22/2014 2:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 22, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Monday night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes used an essay on Slate about the Bundy Ranch standoff and race as a jumping off point to discuss how this story would be different if rancher Cliven Bundy’s armed supporters were black. “When is it that people take up arms against the federal or state government, point their arms at federal agents and face no consequence for it?” Hayes asked. “The answer is to that is hardly ever.” Hayes went on to imagine how Fox News react to the New Black Panthers if they decided to “greet law enforcement with long guns.” Or what...
  • Reid: ‘Something Will Happen’ To Stop Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 1:54:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.” Reid called militias staying at Bundy’s Bunkerville ranch “domestic violent terrorist-wannabes.”(continued)
  • Liberals on Twitter demand feds kill Bundy family, supporters with drones

    04/22/2014 11:47:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joe Newby
    No doubt inspired in part by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who called supporters of the Bundy ranch "domestic terrorists," a number of liberals on Twitter expressed their desire to see the ranch and its supporters killed by drone strikes, Paul Joseph Watson reported at Infowars Monday. Such a raid would, of course, kill innocent children as well as men and women, but it seems that didn't matter to those demanding the deadly raid. "If ever there was a time for a drone strike, I'd say Bundy's self-appointed militia should've been turned into paste on the prairie," one person...
  • Arizona Official: Cliven Bundy's Acts Are Legal

    04/21/2014 6:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2014 | Joe Battaglia
    The Nevada cattle rancher at the center of a land dispute with the federal government should not have to surrender his property, an Arizona official says, because he has been acting within the boundaries of the law. Barry Weller, vice chairman of the Apache County Board of Supervisors, told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" Monday on Newsmax TV that he thinks Cliven Bundy was right in standing up to the Bureau of Land Management, which sought to seize his ranch. Bundy says his family has homesteaded since 1877 on the land, which the federal government says belongs...
  • Bundyfest!: Burning Man guy to hold month-long music fest across from Cliven Bundy’s Ranch

    04/21/2014 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Death and Taxes blog ^ | April 21, 2014 | Robyn Pennacchia
    There are very few things in the world that have the power to make me roll my eyes as hard as Burning Man. I’m a lefty, but I’m also a curmudgeon with precious little patience for whimsy, specifically like, white-people-with-dreads-and-furry-boots-doing-fire-dancing whimsy. Particularly if it involves techno. It’s fine for other people, but not if they want to talk to me about it, as I find there is a lot of crossover between Burning Man types and people who will tell you the same story over and over again in the same conversation. However, I have to give my full-throated support...
  • One senator’s terrorist is another’s patriot

    04/21/2014 5:57:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 21, 2014 | Steve Sebelius
    So, are the self-styled, armed militia now camping out on the Cliven Bundy cattle ranch domestic terrorists, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says? Or are they “patriots,” as Nevada’s junior senator, Dean Heller, called them? They’re neither. First, when one thinks of domestic terrorists, one calls to mind Americans who have turned against their country and committed horrific acts of murder. Timothy McVeigh, who drove the truck bomb that destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, for example. Or Unibomber Ted Kaczynski, who hand-delivered or sent bombs through the mail for nearly 20 years before being arrested in...
  • Welfare queen in a cowboy hat is no revolutionary (Spew-tastic)

    04/21/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | April 21, 2014 | James Greiff
    The tale of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada cattle rancher, had all the elements of a certain type of political theater, making it inevitable that he would become a hero in the conservative blogosphere and a fixture on Fox News. The story line, as told in those forums, went like this: Heavy-handed federal bureaucrats, having seized Bundy’s cattle, were forced to back down after being confronted by cowboys on horseback toting nothing more than their side arms and an unshakable faith in the U.S. Constitution. (A little-told detail: A sniper or two were concurrently taking aim at the federal agents.) Bundy...
  • Cliven Bundy got one thing right: His claim is absurd, but challenging property law is not

    04/21/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
    He may be a clown, but his actions raise a question: Who is the state to determine who gets to use what resources? Clive Bundy’s property rights dispute with the federal government appears now to be over. For those unaware, basically this rancher wanted to graze cattle on federally owned land without paying the grazing fee, due to some strange legal theory that the land was really his. The spectacle generated an obscene amount of commentary to which I am guiltily adding here. I wouldn’t be adding any commentary to it except that all of the analysis I read on...
  • Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations

    04/21/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Harry Reid did it again. The Senate majority leader who called President Bush a “loser” and a “liar,” declared former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan a “political hack” and asserted that all Obamacare horror stories are “untrue” has now called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.” The comparison is as noxious as it is absurd. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist. The Unabomber was a domestic terrorist. Centennial Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph was a domestic terrorist. To equate Bundy and his supporters with these murderers is, quite simply, appalling. It was the federal...
  • 'High Noon' over turtles

    04/21/2014 11:28:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 21, 2014 | George Parry
    Given the de minimis coverage by the self-gelded mainstream media, you may have missed the altogether remarkable events that recently unfolded in southern Nevada. For decades, rancher Cliven Bundy has grazed his cattle on government land, which has been designated habitat for the desert tortoise, one species on an ever-lengthening federal list of endangered creatures. Compounding the offense, despite two court orders, Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees to the federal Bureau of Land Management because, as he points out, his family's use of that land goes back to the 1870s, i.e., well before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Oklahoma militia gears up to fight with feds

    04/21/2014 12:43:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    KFOR-TV ^ | April 20, 2014 | Andrew Donley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)OKLAHOMA - A dispute over land in Nevada between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Federal Government began decades ago. Bundy says his family’s cattle have grazed on the land without interference since 1870. The Bureau of Land Management says Bundy hadn’t paid his grazing fees since 1993, owing the government more than 1 million dollars. The B.L.M. says Bundy was allowing his cattle to graze illegally, which triggered a forced round-up of about 400 of Bundy’s cattle just last week. The cows were later released. Organizers with the Oklahoma Militia say they have members in Nevada who say Bundy’s cattle...
  • Bundy’s Rebellion

    04/20/2014 11:35:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | April 20, 2014 | The Editors
    The thing that needs to be said in respect of the rebellion that has gathered at the ranch of Cliven Bundy is that it is as American as apple pie. At the rate things are going the Nevada ranchers are going to write themselves into American history right alongside Daniel Shays and the Pennsylvania backwoodsmen who confronted the federal government over taxes on whiskey. The echoes are uncanny — complete with the sanctimonious lectures from the federal government over the law and the righteousness of the anger of the rebels. Shays mounted his rebellion in western Massachusetts even before we...
  • World through militia eyes: Domestic terrorists? Heroes? Who're the armed men who invaded Nevada?

    04/20/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 20, 2014 | Ed Komenda
    BUNKERVILLE — A GMC pickup motors across a bridge over the Virgin River, kicking up a cloud of desert. The door swings open. This is my ticket inside the militia that’s become rancher Cliven Bundy’s fighting brigade. Brandon Rapolla, a 39-year-old concrete mixer from Oregon, steers the truck toward the militia camp that’s assembled to support Bundy’s battle with the Bureau of Land Management. There’s an assault rifle propped between Rapolla’s knees. A .338 Magnum rifle, designed to take down big game at a distance the length of three football fields or more, rests within arm’s reach on the back...
  • An Armed Standoff in Nevada Is Only the Beginning for America’s Right-Wing Militias (Barf thou wilt)

    04/20/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Vice News ^ | April 17, 2014 | Grace Wyler
    For two decades the US government has tried to get Cliven Bundy to remove his cows from federal land, and for two decades the Nevada rancher has steadfastly refused, defying court orders and attempts to negotiate a settlement for the $1.1 million he owes in federal grazing fees. Finally, last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took matters into its own hands and started seizing cattle that had been illegally grazing on government property. Things went downhill from there. What began as an arcane land dispute rapidly escalated into an armed standoff in the desert. A ragtag band of...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: BLM Whistleblower — Reid Bunkerville LLC. Owns Land Around the Bundy Ranch

    04/20/2014 1:49:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Prepper Chimp blog ^ | April 20, 2014 | Glenn Rhee
    BUNDY RANCH | You saw his proof. (below) Now meet BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.(TWO-VIDEOS-AT-LINK)Since the Bundy Ranch story broke last week and culminated in a tense standoff with Federal agents on Saturday resulting in the release of the Bundy Ranch cattle we have been following the money. On the 10th we reported the Militia arrived in the area and cited a former BLM volunteer and Nevada Land Broker who revealed to us the true value of the...
  • The Ranch Davidians: Grazing controversy shines floodlight on growing distrust of government

    04/20/2014 12:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | April 19, 2014 | Editorial Staff
    We don’t know who’s right in the case of the Nevada rancher vs. the federal government. But we do know that the government is losing the public relations battle, and for good reason. When the government moved to seize Cliven Bundy’s cattle for his failure to pay grazing fees on public land, a growing group of supporters came to his defense – literally. On April 12, after a tense and heated standoff with them, heavily armed federal agents released the cattle back and retreated. The situation was eerily reminiscent of past ill-fated federal standoffs, such as Ruby Ridge and Waco,...
  • Cliven Bundy and the Origins of the American Abundance Revolution

    04/20/2014 12:27:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 19, 2014 | James P. Pinkerton
    Today, in the year 2064, as we look back over the last 50 years, it might seem as if the Abundance Revolution was inevitable, since so much wealth was involved. After all, it was wealth just waiting to be unleashed. Yet paradoxically, on the eve of the Abundance Revolution, many of America’s leaders, on the right as well as the left, were preaching a strict doctrine of overall austerity. Indeed, as we look back and study the events of 2014, we can see the results of the Green elite’s ideologically-driven effort to squelch even the relatively small amount of prosperity...
  • A rancher's armed battle against the US government is standard libertarian fare (Typical Guardian)

    04/20/2014 12:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 19, 2014 | Kieran Suckling
    Cliven Bundy's standoff with the BLM is over a paltry monthly grazing fee. But it's also over more - the idea of the public interest.Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the...
  • ‘Patriot Party’ gathers at Bundy’s Nevada ranch, Reid deems them ‘domestic terrorists’

    04/19/2014 3:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Mr. Reid in remarks at a luncheon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which sponsored the event. “… I repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism.” The Nevada Democrat was referring to the hundreds of Bundy backers — some armed, some from out of state — who congregated at the ranch last...