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Posts by Idaho_Cowboy

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  • Meet the Black Person Raising $135,000 to Buy Something Every White Person Has

    07/12/2014 9:00:42 AM PDT · 36 of 40
    Idaho_Cowboy to TigerClaws

    I’m sure there are plenty of folks who would be willing to trade their white privilege for illegal alien privilege.

  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    07/12/2014 8:14:48 AM PDT · 40 of 61
    Idaho_Cowboy to george76
    To a New Yorker the west is a highly uncivilized place with barbaric customs. That's why they never dare visit to see how we live. Bloomberg would be unaccustomed to the dangers he might run into a big-gulp, a rifle rack on a truck, or see a whole bucket of lard.

    Just ask Elizabeth Warren the west is chock full of wild Indians.

  • Why Christians Might Want To Abstain From Reciting “The Pledge Of Allegiance”

    05/23/2014 3:05:05 PM PDT · 21 of 45
    Idaho_Cowboy to SeekAndFind
    “I don’t have a problem saying the Pledge of Allegiance, but I agree– if I have to choose to be loyal to God or country, I’ll always choose God”.

    This is America. There is no conflict there. I pledged my Allegiance to a Republic who highest law is the constitution. I suspect only laws or leaders violating the Constitution are going to conflict God's Word. The pledge is no blind pledge to serve an earthly kingdom.
  • Report: Right-wing extremists use Common Core attacks to undermine public education

    05/12/2014 11:51:05 AM PDT · 9 of 42
    Idaho_Cowboy to Whenifhow
    “nefarious plot” by liberals “to turn public schools into anti-American, anti-God indoctrination camps that churn out submissive automatons who will unquestionably serve the interests of the government and big business”

    Well, if the shoe fits....
  • Dem State Senator: Calling A Fish From Asia An 'Asian Carp' Is 'Hurtful' And Offensive

    05/05/2014 4:08:13 PM PDT · 64 of 80
    Idaho_Cowboy to Osage Orange
    So do Mormon Crickets violate separation of church and state?
  • My Wife Has Tattoos: Marriage, New Birth, and the Gospel

    05/02/2014 4:33:08 PM PDT · 54 of 54
    Idaho_Cowboy to Wyrd bið ful aræd
    “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:
    but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
    Proverbs 24:16

    Also Isiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
    Our pretend rightesnous doesn't compare to God's standard anyways.

  • My Wife Has Tattoos: Marriage, New Birth, and the Gospel

    05/02/2014 8:10:48 AM PDT · 51 of 54
    Idaho_Cowboy to sten
    Luke 5:27-32
    And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

    And just what man did God appoint to make the decision on Sodom and Gomorrah?

    As for the ‘freaks’ One of the greatest preachers known came from a background of drugs. All of the men God uses are often ones that seems to be the strangest choice to human standards. The apostle Paul, David, and Moses were murderers. Mary Magdalene had seven devils cast out. Peter, Jonah, and Mark backed out on God. Just to name a few.

    All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37 If Jesus wouldn't cast them out why should we and why should we withhold the good news from any on this earth, that Jesus died to cleanse them from all unrighteousness? Are we to condemn them to hell for eternity because they might vote for the wrong party?

    I John 1:9-10
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

    There is no one so sinful so far down in the hog pen that God will turn them away from the Father's house. No every time he will run to meet them with open arms and a new life.

    Mark 16:15-16 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

  • My Wife Has Tattoos: Marriage, New Birth, and the Gospel

    05/01/2014 4:46:55 PM PDT · 49 of 54
    Idaho_Cowboy to sten
    looks like someone is trying to get the freaks in society hitched by pushing a warm-n-fuzzy story whatever it’ll just cause more domestic issues down the road as those women are radically unstable. once the marriage is busted, the female will be with offspring and suckling at the fedgov teat. which insures the kid will vote dem

    Yep, that's the perfect of example of what Jesus meant when he said neither do I condemn you. If she is just damaged goods why don't we stone her?

    Or we can stand engage in self worship over how great we are: “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.” Luke 18:11

    Speaking to the pharisees Jesus said “...Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.” Matthew 21:31

  • Idaho governor hopeful Fulcher launches ad campaign

    05/01/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    Idaho_Cowboy to Jeff Head
    Otter has been a good governor; I think he is more a case of someone who has been in the ‘business’ too long. I think he is tired of the constant fight with Washington. I really think he started to waiver a couple years ago when he began pushing for a higher gas tax. He's not a total RINO squish type by any means.

    Fulcher also is very strong on not wasting the land in Idaho the federal government claims. If the episode in Arizona and the Texas land grab are any indication, this may be very important issue.

    Like many states we had Common Core snuck through in the middle of the night and despite concerns of people Otter seems to think it is great for Idaho. Many of the home educators I know are very frustrated (and I know Secretary Luna is the real push behind this) that the Governor and his administration don't seem to be listening to the concerns regarding the materials that will be on the common core tests. Instead we are told to sit down and eat our peas so we ‘don't fail’ Idaho.

  • Train derails in downtown Lynchburg (VA)

    04/30/2014 3:16:37 PM PDT · 21 of 29
    Idaho_Cowboy to jazusamo
    It's long long way from Danville to Lynchburg
    on a line with a three mile grade
    It was on that grade that he lost his airbrakes..

    Sorry, Johnny Cash Wreck of Old 97 was what came to mind when I read the headline. I hope nobody was hurt.

  • Beck requesting nonviolence

    04/29/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT · 39 of 70
    Idaho_Cowboy to wastoute
    Our Saviour asked us to “be wise as serpents and harmless as doves”. He asked us to love our enemies. At the same time allowing murder and corruption to continue is “conspiring to commit murder and corruption”.

    Very true. People forget that Jesus spoke of the sword more than once he said the day would come when you should sell your shirt to buy a sword. God gave me a responsibility to defend my family.

    I believe it should be used for defense; it should never be first or desired choice; for those that live by the sword will die by the sword.

  • Beck requesting nonviolence

    04/29/2014 9:41:13 AM PDT · 33 of 70
    Idaho_Cowboy to wastoute
    Of course if there is a non-violent solution to any conflict it should be taken. And in this particular case I pray God will continue to grant a solution that yields no blood-shed. As the founding fathers sought for a peaceful solution before the revolution.

    However, I see no reason that if the government is bound and determined to instigate violence that we must be dumb before them and counted as sheep for the slaughter. This strategy accomplishes nothing and given time could mean the end of the liberty that so many great America's have died for. Nonviolence is a noble strategy and it works well When the time comes are we to sacrifice not just land and livelihood, but our children and grand-children in the name of non-violence.

    Look at the cemeteries and the memorials for the men who died defending this nation. They have passed down a great heritage of Freedom that is unlike anything any other people on earth have ever had.

    That heritage is now our responsibly and history is upon us. I see no reason to limit the resources that should be used in its defense. Any government acting outside the constitutional authority against the people it is supposed to serve has no more authority to violate our rights than a band of desperados or a foreign army.

    I ask you, did the men who lay in Arlington, VA die so we could willingly surrender the freedom they fought for? Did the boys of pointe du hoc die so we could decide not to pass on a free America to our children when many sacrificed everything to pass that heritage on to children they never met? Did the men in Valley Forge suffer so we could decide that what they fought for is simply too uncomfortable an undertaking?

    As Patrick Henry said:"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

    Since Glenn Beck will never read this I say we pitch in and buy him a copy of Sergeant York.

  • Stopping Power Myths & What Really Matters to Stop Attackers

    04/28/2014 5:23:16 PM PDT · 4 of 31
    Idaho_Cowboy to Kartographer

    A lot of truth in that. Doesn’t matter how good the weapon is if you don’t have confidence in it. That’s why the old saying: If you can’t hit ‘em once with a .44 hit ‘em twice with a .22.

  • Some Conservative Media Burned in Cliven Bundy Affair

    04/28/2014 8:50:09 AM PDT · 40 of 71
    Idaho_Cowboy to Academiadotorg

    Somebody needs to tell Beck that when the liberals are patting you on the back about how wise/smart/clever/nuanced you are this can mean only one thing: You have been had!

  • Cliven Bundy Responds To Racism Accusations (Watch the video of his response)

    04/25/2014 11:42:45 AM PDT · 38 of 58
    Idaho_Cowboy to SeekAndFind
    I want to applaud him just for not apologizing like any mealymouthed politician would have. Say what you mean, mean what you say; and stick to it.

    Why aren't the conservatives in the media using this to put the democrats on the defense about what they have done for the minority's. Instead this one of those issues we can't talk about. At some point we have to stop letting the left choose our battle field.

    Enough of saying: Don't talk about abortion, war on women; don't say anything about minorities, racist; don't' talk about immigration, racist. How long before we let them remove taxes, defense, and every other issue from the platform? The conservatives in the media would be wise to stop attacking folks on their own side every time the left tells them to.


    04/25/2014 11:08:49 AM PDT · 48 of 87
    Idaho_Cowboy to Jeff Head
    There is a HUGE uissue about race and it is being perpetrated by the leftist opposition. Not only is there nothing wrong woith pointing that should be pointed out.

    There is, and there is nothing to be served by running in terror when the media accuses us of being racist for daring to mention it.

    Bravo on seizing the initiative and putting the focus where it belongs. I only wish we could get the NY Times to publish what you have said here.

    I only with more people responded reasonably put the onus back on the liberals and the government instead of thowing Bundy under the bus and backing over him.


    04/25/2014 10:51:17 AM PDT · 40 of 87
    Idaho_Cowboy to Know et al
    It doesn't matter what Mr Bundy tried to say, the media/left will put the most negative spin on his comments.
    I'm not saying he was right or wrong. I'm just saying the left will try to use it to their advantage. It's what they do.

    Right on the point; I would remind everyone of Marco Rubio and his bottle of water. I even remember reading people criticizing him for not thinking that through without realizing it was a show of the media flexing their muscles to destroy someone without needing a cause. Apparently people are shallow enough to fall for it; or the ones in the beltway are.

    This hysteria was supposed to happen when Harry Reid called Bundy a domestic terrorist. He didn't figure on the fact he was such a laughing stock that it wouldn't matter. So he sent a reporter to make another attack. If you open your mouth (even for a drink of water) the media can stick you foot in it; but that should be no reason for the American people to give up on the God given right of free speech.

  • Bundy: HOAX EXPOSED: Full Clip Of Bundy’s Non-Racist, Pro-Black, Pro-Mexican, Remarks Vs. NYT

    04/25/2014 8:08:22 AM PDT · 128 of 147
    Idaho_Cowboy to Kit cat
    I don’t believe Mr. Bundy has a FULL understanding of how PC his once
    GREAT nation has become!! Mr. Bundy WELCOME to the new AMERICA!! So very sorry after your very long life of VERY hard work you
    had to live to experience this travesty first hand up close and personal!!
    May God Bless you Mr. Bundy you have EARNED your right to say whatever you like, SCREW anyone who says otherwise!!!!

    You said it!
  • Bundy: HOAX EXPOSED: Full Clip Of Bundy’s Non-Racist, Pro-Black, Pro-Mexican, Remarks Vs. NYT

    04/25/2014 8:05:45 AM PDT · 126 of 147
    Idaho_Cowboy to RushIsMyTeddyBear
    Beck is still piling on, damn him.

    Most of the conservative media got played like a fiddle in this incident. Blindly doing their pious work of condemnation so that the next time the Bundy family will stand alone. Not because the government managed to stop supporters from coming, but because they are no more supporters. I hope that is not the case, but I certainly think that was the purpose behind this.

    I'll wager a paycheck Harry Reid paid a reporter to go get Bundy’s opinion on anything to do with race so they could twist it.

  • Flash! Video Of Bundy Saying 'Niggardly' Uncovered!

    04/25/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT · 21 of 24
    Idaho_Cowboy to kiryandil
    I'd say we have really had our eyes opened in this country to what the first amendment has become. First the protesters were herded into “free speech-zone” on land belonging to we the people.

    Now Beck, Hannity and the entire “conservative media” I know of have abandoned the Bundy the family because Cliven Bundy didn't stay in the liberal dictated politically correct free speech zone.

    I'm glad you have a good attitude through all this. To those who decided to mount their moral holy-high horses and abandon this family: when the government comes back and quite possibly slaughters the Bundy family and they lose everything that was being fought for I hope you are happy. And furthermore I hope Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity can be proud that they will have encouraged the people to give up on the cause of freedom because they were afraid of someone calling them names. You won't find any offended angels on this earth to fight for, only fallible men.

  • HOAX EXPOSED: NYT Edited Version Of Bundy Comments

    04/24/2014 5:28:19 PM PDT · 100 of 256
    Idaho_Cowboy to Longbow1969
    The full video along with his radio response has been available most of the day. It doesn’t make what Bundy said any better or any more politically palatable.

    If people wish to bury their heads in the sand and think these comments are not absolute political poison even in the very best of context, I guess it’s just further proof that a whole lot of well meaning conservatives have zero political sense.

    Talking about “the Negro” and the fact that they haven’t learned how to “pick cotton” and wondering aloud whether they might not have been better off as slaves is just not going to fly. With these comments, Bundy has destroyed himself and tarred a lot of politicians that stood, however tentatively, with him.

    I don’t think Bundy is probably much of a hater. He’s from another generation and maybe just hasn’t updated his vocabulary. I can see he was thinking out loud and trying to point out how destructive the social welfare state is, but you just can’t go around saying things like this and think it won’t cause a firestorm that won’t end well for anyone who says it or is associated with it.

    This thread reminds me of the Akin threads. Every political realist understood that his idiotic rape comments had destroyed any chance he had to win, yet so many people refused to see political reality. We got 6 more years of Claire because of that.

    When did Bundy become a politician and why should his case on an unrelated matter be decided by his eloquence? The federal government not Bundy turned this into a circus of enormous proportions.

    He's an old rancher. If you expect old Rancher's to not speak their mind and to be politically correct you have another thing coming.

    I'm going to go waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out on a limb and say, from what I have heard from him; it doesn't even seem that racist. There is more than one kind of slave and anyone you depend on for to feed you can become your master.

  • HOAX EXPOSED: NYT Edited Version Of Bundy Comments

    04/24/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · 63 of 256
    Idaho_Cowboy to Norm Lenhart
    They have a need to have their leftism validated by conservatives on conservative forums so they push leftist memes and ideals.

    Sure as night follows day. FR is infiltrated by leftists with the intent to keep us from coalescing behind ANYTHING that may hurt Democrats.

    Yeah I've noticed that too. They seem to be pretty good at not going to far and never being outright liberal just critical to the conservative side. Always telling us why this isn't the time or the place or the person or issue we want to attack with. At best we are being infiltrated by the ghost of General McClellan.
  • Harry Reid: From Cowboy Poets To Crooks and Terrorists

    04/24/2014 10:29:39 AM PDT · 4 of 8
    Idaho_Cowboy to raptor22

    Cliven Bundy now finds himself being called a “domestic terrorist” for disputing the payment of grazing fees to a federal government he believes does not or at least should not own the 84% of Nevada that his cattle graze upon.

    That’s racist domestic terrorist, remember? Just ask Glenn Beck.

  • Rand Paul: Bundy’s racist remarks are ‘offensive’

    04/24/2014 10:19:16 AM PDT · 79 of 103
    Idaho_Cowboy to maggief

    Whatever happened to “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”?

  • Glenn Beck: Cliven Bundy ‘unhinged’

    04/24/2014 10:04:18 AM PDT · 66 of 180
    Idaho_Cowboy to GIdget2004

    I can’t wait for tomorrow’s show from Beck: Thomas Jefferson and George Washington unhinged actually owned slaves; encourages supporters to end relationship.

  • Glenn Beck: Cliven Bundy ‘unhinged’

    04/24/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT · 53 of 180
    Idaho_Cowboy to momtothree
    You are quite right, and this was seen a long time off by a lot of FReepers even before the tie in with Harry Reid emerged. They have been looking for any excuse to demonize the Bundy family and play the race/class/extremist trump card from day one.

    Is Glenn Beck honestly suggesting that if the man is a racist the government has more of a right to confiscate his cattle and seize the land than if he is not. Even if the comment is accurate ( I suspect this is on of those fake but accurate reports myself)it is a far crying from saying you want to return to slavery or want to enslave people.

  • Abortion Clinic Coupons: Save $15 Killing Your Baby by Liking Their Facebook Page

    04/23/2014 8:20:17 AM PDT · 4 of 6
    Idaho_Cowboy to Morgana

    I Tim. 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    I always wondered what the going exchange rate for 30 pieces of silver was.

  • Peoria, Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account

    04/19/2014 8:20:24 AM PDT · 14 of 29
    Idaho_Cowboy to iowamark
    It wasn’t just “mocking a public official.” The twitter account originally pretended to be the actual mayor.

    Well if could have been worse he could have been a Rodeo Clown pretending to be the Mayor.

  • Lakeland (FL) SWAT Team Puts New Ride Into Action (Blow out windows on house no one was in)

    04/19/2014 8:13:22 AM PDT · 56 of 79
    Idaho_Cowboy to Domandred

    we had information that the persons involved were armed
    Expect to see that phrase a lot, true or not, as justification to use this military equipment for basic warrants arrests that were made fine without them previously.

    Yep, and it won’t matter whether someone actually reported that or not. Dan Rather’s secret sources will be spying on everyone.

  • Harry Reid DOUBLES DOWN,..calls supporters “domestic violent terrorist wannabes”

    04/19/2014 7:54:04 AM PDT · 144 of 195
    Idaho_Cowboy to tumblindice

    Yes and we should give those tyrants the same answer: If this be treason, make the most of it.

  • Justina Pelletier’s Family Not Allowed to Visit Their Daughter on Easter Sunday

    04/19/2014 7:41:53 AM PDT · 51 of 56
    Idaho_Cowboy to Gay State Conservative
    Of course anyone who chooses to go there must act reasonably,responsibly and lawfully lest you give the sources of evil in this case ammunition to discredit the girl,her family or those who want to see her returned to her parents’ care.

    I'll be praying for this family, and I know it is their choice to make not anyone else’s. Since when is it a reasonable and responsible to let the government take children in this case with practically no cause?

    Of all the problems looming that endanger the American way of life, the gun grabbing, the land grabbing, the economy; nothing scares me more than the child-grabbing.

  • Rachel Maddow Cautions Fox News That They Are Playing With Fire By Hyping Bundy Story

    04/18/2014 11:10:36 AM PDT · 28 of 91
    Idaho_Cowboy to 2ndDivisionVet

    If the Rino wimpy Fox News is playing with fire then Thomas Paine back in his day must have been carpet bombing with Napalm.

  • Cut the Tea Party Movement from the Ground Up (Dems, Rove/GOPe & the NAACP conspire)

    04/18/2014 10:56:53 AM PDT · 19 of 34
    Idaho_Cowboy to 2ndDivisionVet
    “Fighting side of me,” “Working man Blues,” and “Okie from Muskogee” are classics that pretty well define how a lot of folks in the TEA Party think. And I don't see that being a problem.

    I'm still waiting on the Charlie Daniels for president groundswell...

  • White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people

    04/17/2014 5:10:35 PM PDT · 33 of 48
    Idaho_Cowboy to Clintonfatigued
    Tell them to go work in the fields and get a tan...
    Oh that is racist isn't it? (rolls eyes).

    What do liberals want me to do, I can't change the color I was born? I'm still waiting on my white privilege check. I thought about going down to the welfare office and wait in line with the minorities to ask for it, but I decided it was easier to just work. /sarc

  • CNN: “Breaking News: Titanic Sunk”

    04/17/2014 4:20:20 PM PDT · 32 of 33
    Idaho_Cowboy to RckyRaCoCo
    will they have any interviews with the survivors ???
    “ CNN”

    (will they have any interviews with the fish?)

    MSNBC would get Al Gore on to blame the iceberg on climate change.
  • Federal Land Retention and the Constitution’s Property Clause: (Univ of Colo Law Review)

    04/16/2014 4:41:09 PM PDT · 41 of 109
    Idaho_Cowboy to crz
    They answer by saying..OH THE TREATY! But the Treaty! When Nevada became a state, all that land goes to them and IF they passed, in their constitution saying otherwise, then, their state constitution needs to be corrected.

    The words "Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo" have started to make my stomach heave every time I come in contact with them. As if some blasted treaty trumps the right of the citizens!
  • Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

    04/16/2014 4:29:36 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    Idaho_Cowboy to Oldeconomybuyer
    Here we go again, just like always: The Republicans can pretend to stand for conservative principles. Then get completely trashed by the media for being mean spirited partisan whack-jobs, before caving and going along with the democrats like they planned to do from the start. So at the end of the day the precious ‘independents’ don't like them for being mean, and the Tea-Party despises them for being spineless. And they think this is a winning strategy.

    This is what happens when you get bartender John Boehner in charge of strategy.

  • 'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015

    04/16/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT · 7 of 41
    Idaho_Cowboy to bigbob

    Two words: Cow magnet!

  • The Problem with Cliven Bundy: His plight is sympathetic; his actions are hard to defend.

    04/16/2014 4:07:46 PM PDT · 131 of 164
    Idaho_Cowboy to snarkybob
    “Too many people think they get to be judge for a day whenever they want.
    I tried reading up on the issue with Bundy to see how far up the court system it went, but almost everything presented so far on FR is just confusing dreck focusing on ‘the infamous they’, instead of the legal merits of the case from both sides.”

    Well said. I’m not a lawyer and my guess is neither are most of the folks holding forth with a legal opinion.

    I am married to a lawyer and when I asked Mrs Snarky Bob what her thoughts on this case were she said “The application of law is different than the statement of law”

    She then said that laws involving public land and water rights are complex enough that she had no opinion because she didn’t really know the facts of the case.

    I have wondered for a long time what business a Republic that is supposed to represent the will of the people has passing laws no one can comprehend.

    And yet the folks in Washington crank out new regulations and laws that no one can interpret all day long.

  • The Problem with Cliven Bundy: His plight is sympathetic; his actions are hard to defend.

    04/16/2014 3:43:02 PM PDT · 129 of 164
    Idaho_Cowboy to TexasCajun
    At issue, the grazing fees which Bundy claim he should be paying the State of Arizona & BLM running off what they call his "Trespass Cattle" to fulfill an EPA mandate for offset land for the development of the Solar First solar energy project that has already broken ground. Why can't Bundy graze his cattle on the proposed offset like he has for years? ...the EPA & BLM were not worried about the damn turtle before the Solar First project. P>
    As you point out this ought to be easy to remedy. Reminds me of Chief Joseph and his 'trespass Indians'. Hard to make a living when the government keeps changing the rules. Especially when it is some nameless bureaucrat who made the rule and not a representative of the will of the people.
  • A Frankenstein Constitution

    04/16/2014 2:57:35 PM PDT · 5 of 75
    Idaho_Cowboy to Jacquerie

    Bravo! Very will written concise explanation of the problem before us.

  • The Problem with Cliven Bundy: His plight is sympathetic; his actions are hard to defend.

    04/16/2014 2:46:09 PM PDT · 123 of 164
    Idaho_Cowboy to DannyTN
    Cliven Bundy has been dealt a raw hand by a system that is deaf to his grievances and ham-fisted in its response. But this is a republic,

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people...

    Was the stamp act merely “ham fisted”?

  • The Problem with Cliven Bundy: His plight is sympathetic; his actions are hard to defend.

    04/16/2014 2:39:04 PM PDT · 122 of 164
    Idaho_Cowboy to SeekAndFind
    If I understand the author correctly he seems to think not the Bundy's were un-just in the true sense of justice; but that he is fearful of the magnitude of reaction possible if the people are allowed to truly question the laws that bind them in tyranny. A couple points of criticism:

    Are we to presume that if the government is destroying one’s livelihood or breaking one’s ties with the past, one can revolt? If so, one suspects that half the country would march on Washington, with scimitars drawn, and that West Virginia would invade the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Why would we not presume that. Just because the government has wronged many and there are an abundance of injustices, is not reason to continue expanding the injustices. At what point our we to prostrate our selves before the government. Our livelihood, our land, our families, our very lives? Are we citizens of a Republic or serfs?

    As Henry David Thoreau said: Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience? — in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable? Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.

    As government expands and civil society retreats, bad laws pile atop bad laws, and the cause for dissent is magnified and deepened. Cliven Bundy has been dealt a raw hand by a system that is deaf to his grievances and ham-fisted in its response. But this is a republic, dammit — and those who hope to keep it cannot pick and choose the provisions with which they are willing to deign to comply.

    We are no longer a Republic. Ask yourself this. Just whose head are we going to roll over this? We seem to be lacking any representative we can hold responsible for so many grievous violation of our God given rights. The representatives we do have are becoming more and more a ruling aristocracy of men of wealth and years of learning law behind them. They bear no connection or resemblance to the average citizen and thus can at best only pretend to truly represent us.

    We do not owe an allegiance to the massive bureaucracy of the federal government simply because it exists. Yes we are supposed to be a Republic, but darn it sometimes right and wrong are more important that law!

    I'll borrow from Thoreau again: The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw...

  • Judge Napolitano: Bundy Ranch Standoff is "Becoming the Last Straw" With This Admin & Big Government

    04/16/2014 11:21:44 AM PDT · 18 of 18
    Idaho_Cowboy to
    using militaristic tactics that are not necessary in modern society in order to enforce

    It seems to me, the more civilized we have gotten the more the government and police have seen fit to arm themselves superior to the citizens. When this country was wild and uncivilized, the people were usually better armed than even the military. Starting at the time of the revolution. The Kentucky long rifle was superior to the brown Bess musket. On the frontier the repeating Spencer and the Henry rifles were in the hands of many pioneers before the army had repeating arms as standard issue. Perhaps the only exception would be the Texas Rangers who were equipped with the Patterson revolver very soon after it was on the market.

    Now we the people are supposed to register anything that is “black and scary” and the police use armored cars, body armor, etc. as standard issue.

  • His Résumé Before the Age of 4: "I Saw Jesus on a Horse"

    04/16/2014 10:44:12 AM PDT · 37 of 52
    Idaho_Cowboy to kjam22
    Always wondered if the white horse of revelation was literal or symbolic? Certainly he doesn’t need a horse for traveling. We know that much

    He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. That's a lot of range to cover of course he needs a horse.

    To be serious, I think it is a literal horse used as a symbol of his Lordship.

  • Parents’ Nursery Camera Captures Extremely Disturbing Footage

    04/16/2014 10:12:42 AM PDT · 12 of 87
    Idaho_Cowboy to Farmer Dean
    Incidents like this prove my position that everyone should have a good dog in the home.

    Yep. In our house we have an Australian cattle dog and border collie mutt whose favorite hiding places is under the crib. She's about the best watchdog you could ask for.
  • Pot, Poker and Prohibitionism: Do Republicans Want To Be the Party of Unprincipled Killjoys?

    04/16/2014 9:26:24 AM PDT · 18 of 63
    Idaho_Cowboy to Mariner
    “On the federal level prostitution is legal”
    Correct. We better get the the do-gooders to fix that right away! Hell, even WHISKEY is legal in all 50 states!

    Just ask Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy respectively.
  • Source: Bag Detonated In Boston Contained Rice Cooker, Confetti

    04/16/2014 6:48:29 AM PDT · 43 of 53
    Idaho_Cowboy to IChing

    Rice cooker? Is he a Cuban terrorist?

  • 9 of the best memes explaining why Cliven Bundy was right and the government was wrong...

    04/15/2014 5:25:32 PM PDT · 16 of 38
    Idaho_Cowboy to Democrat_media
    Finally Americans stand up for their rights against an oppressive and tyrannical Obama/democrat government!
    These freedom fighters are more than heros! I hope to gain the courage to join them . give me liberty or give me death!

    Amen! We saw the birth of a new kind of minutemen.
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/15/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT · 21 of 21
    Idaho_Cowboy to Olog-hai
    I recommend putting the BLM snipers to use protecting them. Or maybe they could borrow the department of education's swat team. I don't know off the top of my head if the EPA has a swat team or not.