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  • Solar companies learn to play nice with environmentalists [setting aside land]

    04/17/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    GIGAOM ^ | flashback AUG. 9, 2011 | by Ucilia Wang
    As more solar farms arise in the sunny corners of the U.S., it’s inevitable that solar developers will have to play ball with environmentalists. First Solar and SunPower announced an agreement with the environmental groups to add thousands of acres near their projects for wildlife protection. As more solar farms arise in the sunny corners of the U.S., it’s inevitable that solar developers will have to play ball with environmental groups. First Solar and SunPower announced an agreement on Tuesday with the Sierra Club and others to add thousands of acres near their proposed projects for wildlife protection. The agreement...
  • Reid: Bundy Supporters Are “Domestic Terrorists”

    04/17/2014 2:46:19 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 4/17/2014 | Chuck Meyer
    Supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy have been called domestic terrorists by Senator Harry Reid. He made the comments during an appearance at a Review-Journal event, and repeated them, saying “what happened there was domestic terrorism’
  • Reid Calls Bundy Supporters "Domestic Terrorists"

    04/17/2014 2:47:01 PM PDT · by Andy'smom · 111 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 04/17/2014 | Laura Meyers
    U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way. “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
  • Yes, Its Safe for Conservative GOP Christians to Come to Vegas

    04/17/2014 2:11:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Heidi Harris
    I heard a rumor that some sensitive folks on the religious right are concerned about the possibility of the GOP 2016 convention being held in my beloved hometown, that den of iniquity known as Las Vegas. I have to admit, I’m puzzled. Sure, there’s sin in Vegas, but last time I checked, there was sin in Dallas, Cleveland and even (gasp) River City. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of churches and hundreds of thousands of Christians in Vegas. We can and DO live the same lives people live anywhere. We work, go to school and church, take...
  • GOP stars steer clear of Nevada ranch fight

    04/17/2014 11:58:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/2014 | Timothy Cama
    GOP presidential hopefuls are largely steering clear of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with the federal government. The showdown, which left armed militia members and feds staring each other down last week, has captivated talk radio and cable news shows, turning Bundy into a conservative cause célèbre. Yet Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate, are the only big-name Republicans to have spoken out on the dispute so far. Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been silent, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have also not...
  • Harry Reid: The Desert Fox Of Corruption

    04/17/2014 11:21:59 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: The standoff in the Nevada desert wasn't about a desert tortoise or a rancher's failure to pay grazing fees. It was about the state's senior senator again enriching himself and his family at public expense. Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant, and the end, at least temporarily, to the Bureau of Land Management's armed standoff with Cliven Bundy may be due in part to the exposure given to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's role in the attempt to confiscate Bundy's cattle and shut down his ranch. "A tortoise isn't the reason why BLM is harassing a 67-year-old...
  • Nancy Pelosi Works To Enlist Republicans In Amnesty Push

    04/17/2014 7:23:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is working to to enlist 30 specific House Republicans on a mission to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. In a memorandum from the chief cosponsors of the Democratic House comprehensive immigration bill to “interested parties” published on Pelosi’s House website and pushed to press by her communications team, Pelosi specifically targets 30 Republicans she says aren’t working hard enough for amnesty. “It’s Time for [Insert name of GOP House member here] to Walk the Walk on Immigration Reform,” the memo, from Democrat Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Joe Garcia (D-FL)...
  • Cliven Bundy and 'Civil Disobedience': He might not have a legal case, but does he have a moral one?

    04/17/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2014 | Rick Moran
    For more than 160 years, Henry David Thoreau's essay on Civil Disobedience has inspired Americans to "make known what kind of government would command his respect" so that we could live under that government in good conscience. Ultimately, in a free society, that's all we have that is truly our own; our conscience. Following its dictates, says Thoreau, is the only rational way to live your life and be true to oneself. It had been years since I read Civil Disobedience and I was surpised by how Cliven Bundy's words echoed many of the theses in the essay. Legal experts...
  • Republicans: Harry Reid Opposes his own State: 84% of Nevada owned by Feds

    04/17/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Republicans should force Harry Reid to choose. U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) could easily transfer much of the 84% of Nevada land owned by the Federal Government to his own State’s ownership and control. Instead Reid is promoting the power of the U.S. Government and the Democrat Party at the expense of his constituents. Harry Reid could be a hero within his State. But the Senator clearly doesn’t give a damn about Nevada’s voters. And Republicans should force the issue and make it obvious. Of course, the Mafia-like treatment of Reid’s family business attacking rogue rancher Bundy’s family business to...
  • Facebook Removes Post About Rancher Bundy

    04/17/2014 6:34:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    FOX News Radio ^ | April 17, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    landed in the Facebook gulag when I tried to post our daily Bible verse. ... Now before you call up the preacher had put me on the church prayer list – let me assure the posting was neither unseemly nor ungentlemanly. Nevertheless, it caused great consternation and angst among Facebook’s left-wing censors. Following is the egregious text: “Rancher Bundy should’ve told the feds that those were Mexican cows – who came across the border illegally to seek better grazing opportunities. It was an act of love.” Thousands of you posted comments and many more shared that message. It’s now gone...
  • Why is US Senator Harry Reid so concerned with a local Nevada rancher?

    04/17/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    concerned with a local Nevada rancher? By Wayne Allyn Root Published April 16, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook787 Twitter123 Gplus26 I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a...
  • Democrat leader reaped $1.1 million from sale of land he didn't own ( Harry Reid )

    04/16/2014 10:51:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap | 10/11/2006 | John Solomon And Kathleen Hennessey
    USA Today will only allow the posting of titles and links http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-10-11-reid_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA
  • Amazing Video of the Final Confrontation at Bundy Ranch, Filmmaker “They Were Ready to Die”

    04/16/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 24 replies
    AUN-TV.com ^ | 04/16/2014 | Dana Allen
    I checked here at Free Republic and do not see this video posted, in my search. Only 12,000 have viewed on YouTube. Someone sent it to me in email. Fox sometimes does what is right, this is one case. Amazing Video of the Final Confrontation at Bundy Ranch, Filmmaker “They Were Ready to Die” See video of filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch walk towards the BLM front lines. Kudos to Fox News and Megan Kelly for putting this video on the air. No Network except for Fox was at the news event. They will send hundreds to the forgotten Peterson Trial...
  • What if Bundy Ranch Were Owned by a Bunch of Black People?

    04/16/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 66 replies
    Slate ^ | 04-16-2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    For 20 years the federal government has fined Cliven Bundy for grazing his cattle on protected land. And for 20 years Bundy has refused to pay. Last month this dance came to an end when the Bureau of Land Management sent Bundy a letter informing him that it intended to “impound his trespass cattle” that have been roaming on federal property. It closed off hundreds of thousands of acres, and moved to round up Bundy’s cows. Protesters challenged the BLM, and Bundy’s son was arrested for “refusing to disperse” from the area in question. Bundy’s cause caught fire on right-wing...
  • Nevada Cattlemen’s Association gives statement on rancher Bundy

    04/16/2014 5:42:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 16, 2014 | By KEITH ROGERS
    While distancing itself from the legal issues that prompted the Bureau of Land Management to round up Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s range cattle then release hundreds of them as the threat of violence loomed, the conservative Nevada Cattlemen’s Association issued a statement Wednesday that sympathizes with Bundy. “The situation in Nevada stands as an example (of) the federal agencies’ steady trend toward elevating environmental and wildlife issues over livestock grazing,” reads the statement from Ron Torell, the cattlemen’s group president. The statement adds that ranchers like Bundy, who graze livestock on multiple-use public lands, which include habitat for the threatened...
  • Why One Man Traveled Almost 3,000 Miles To Take On The Federal Government At A Ranch In Nevada

    04/16/2014 5:29:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | april 16, 2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Days after agents with the Bureau of Land Management ended their effort to round up Cliven Bundy's cattle to ease mounting tensions, the showdown between the rancher and the federal government is still attracting armed conservative activists from around the country to a dusty stretch of land about 80 miles east of the Vegas Strip.  Last Tuesday, as he started to read more and more about the situation on The Drudge Report, Jerry DeLemus decided to give Bundy a call. They spent more than an hour on the phone. "What do you need?" said DeLemus, who was calling from some 2,700 miles...
  • This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre

    04/16/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 211 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 04/16/2014 | Tom Hinchey
    This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre The inside story of how one New Yorker may have kept the Bundy protestors from a bloody end Documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch was at the Bundy Ranch front line and has never seen that type of force at the border where drugs and people are routinely smuggled across.
  • Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff

    04/16/2014 1:03:05 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 146 replies
    Fox News toured the damage -- allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management -- which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau's hired "cowboys" also killed two prize bulls.
  • Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters

    04/11/2014 2:17:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    The National Guard is following a direct order — but it’s not happy with it. All of the Guard’s AH-64 Apache helicopters are scheduled to go to the active Army, and there’s nothing its top brass can do about it. “None of us like what we’re having to do,” National Guard Chief Gen. Frank Grass told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, the military website Defense One reported. “My big concern right now is figuring out how I’m going to move, and how many states I’m going to have an impact on, and what’s the cost of...
  • ‘The Rise of the West’

    04/16/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Feature: Nevada standoff signifies movement against federal control of public landsBUNKERVILLE, NEV.—For some, the story of Cliven Bundy and his 20-year fight against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is about one man’s refusal to pay grazing fees on public land he doesn’t own. For the family, and scores of supporters that have come to his aid in the face of aggressive force used by the federal government, what happened in Bunkerville, Nev. is about the “rise of the West.” “As important as it is for a man to fight for his ranch and his livelihood, this is much bigger...
  • Obama administration’s ‘Culture of intimidation’ seen in Nevada ranch standoff

    04/16/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    Sending scores of armed agents along with helicopters and dogs to confront an elderly Nevada rancher over grazing fees may seem like overkill, but critics say it’s not inconsistent with the federal government’s recent approach to environmental enforcement. The simmering truce between the Bundys and the Bureau of Land Management comes after high-profile raids last year by armed federal agents on small-time gold miners in tiny Chicken, Alaska, and guitar makers at the Gibson Guitar facilities in Tennessee. That doesn’t include more subtle threats, such as recent efforts by the Obama administration to raise grazing fees or pressure permit holders...
  • Why does federal government own 84% of Nevada and what can Reid do to give it back?

    04/16/2014 11:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Many say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could easily arrange for his home state to get back most of the 84 percent of Nevada territory owned and controlled by the federal government. So does the Democrat represent the interests of Nevada, or does he put the interests of the U.S. government and the Democratic Party over his own stateÂ’s needs?Nevada would get what it deserves if Reid drafted a measure to treat Nevada the same way as other states. The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives would eagerly vote to treat Nevada like a grown-up. Instead, Reid runs the U.S. Senate...
  • The Problem with Cliven Bundy: His plight is sympathetic; his actions are hard to defend.

    04/16/2014 9:56:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 162 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The righteous indignation burns a little brighter on this side of the Atlantic than it does in Europe and beyond — the United States, per Fitzgerald, “having about it still that quality of the idea.” Forged in revolution, informed by soaring sentiment, and defined by acts of variously prudent dissidence, Americans of all sorts fancy themselves to be fighting the good fight. Judging by the rapturous reception that he has received from conservatives of late, Cliven Bundy is one of these sorts, and protests such as his, it seems, are how the West was won. After a longtime dispute...
  • Rory Reid: Rancher Cliven Bundy "Should Be Prosecuted"

    04/16/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 15, 2014 | RCP staff
    RORY REID, SON OF SEN. HARRY REID:We believe in a country in which we are subject to laws and you can’t just ignore the laws we don’t like. I think clearly if state and local prosecutors look at this more closely, they’re going to find that he broke the law and he should be prosecuted.
  • Feds Provoke Range War Over Fees And A Turtle

    04/16/2014 6:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Gopherus agassizii is the binomial name given to the desert tortoise, a roughly foot-long creature with a lifespan that can stretch to more than half-a-century. This turtle inhabits the Mojave Desert in America’s great southwest. On paper, the desert tortoise seems an innocuous amphibian; however, it has the curious attribute of being able provoke nearly open warfare between U.S. citizens and the federal government. The notion of a “range war” may harken back to the days of the American cowboy riding the fence each morning and protecting his homestead from attack. Yet, last week the federal Bureau of Land Management...
  • The War on Federal Bureaucrats Opens at Bundy Ranch

    04/16/2014 5:30:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | John Ransom
    I love that picture from the Bundy Ranch. You know the one that I’m talking about: I’m talking about all of them. I love the horn-handed Cowboys, with real, honest trail dirt on them; I love the American flags; I love the sagebrush; and I love the rebellion-- as in civil, non-violent disobedience. And the question now is, where does this go? Rebellion typically starts after a period of lassitude and hopelessness in the face of overwhelming power. Populations spend years, even decades muttering under their breath about abuses of power, but feel ineffectual to enact real reform. Then...
  • Did Feds Kill Cows, Dig Mass Grave? Fox Video Exclusive

    04/16/2014 3:51:27 AM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Greta Van Sustern
    Griff Jenkins investigates. Video only.
  • Is US On Such Unsound Footing That It Must Respond to Civil-Disobedience As If Girding for War?

    04/15/2014 11:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 15, 2014 | Ace
    Harry Reid seems to have taken the Bundy standoff rather personally: "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. It is a very scary thing when a government officer takes such things personally -- given that the government can and does order the use of lethal force against citizens. What is the rationale for Reid's We-Must-Not-Let-This-Insult-Pass attitude? Were Reid talking about a slight from a hostile foreign power -- such as Russia, or, for that matter, al-Qaeda -- he's more than...
  • MSNBC's Krystal Ball: "Gun-Toting, Anti-Patriots" Are Trying To Make Cliven Bundy A Hero

    04/15/2014 9:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)KRYSTAL BALL: Next Monday is Patriots' Day in Boston and thousands of modern patriots will take to the streets to run, to celebrate and to come together out of tragedy, proving true the words of our pledge, one nation, under God, indivisible. That word though, patriot, has become a really loaded one. To see what I mean, consider Cliven Bundy, the rancher who has refused to pay the people of the U.S. what he owes for use of our land because he views the U.S. federal government as a foreign interloper. Mr. Bundy denies the legitimacy of our republic. And...
  • Judge Nap: 'I Was Shocked to See That the BLM Has Armed Troops'

    04/15/2014 10:09:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 15, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the latest developments in the Nevada ranch standoff, telling Elisabeth Hasselbeck that the federal government has acted inappropriately and is trying to scare the Bundy family. Fox and Friends played an audio clip of a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) special agent, who maintained that federal agents respect the Constitution and "understand free speech." He argued that the BLM was trying to avoid conflict, noting that some of the protesters were "holding rocks above their heads to throw at police officers." Napolitano recalled that he was shocked to see that BLM agents were armed. "The...
  • Rand Paul Defends Cliven Bundy: "Federal Government Shouldn't Violate The Law"

    04/15/2014 9:22:56 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 04-15-2014 | MofoPolitics
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XLDXK-iMUo SEN. RAND PAUL: I think there’s an opposite thing to what Harry Reid said, and that’s that the federal government shouldn’t violate the law. Nor should we have 48 federal agencies carrying weapons and having SWAT teams.
  • Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval

    04/15/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 04-12-2014 | Laura Myers
    Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting. The convention also backed Sue Lowden for lieutenant governor over state Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, who was endorsed by Sandoval and who also spurned the party’s move to endorse candidates before the primary. A nominating committee proposed more than three dozen pre-primary endorsements, although the panel decided against recommending anybody in the...
  • ‘Not over’? Feds coy over next move in Nevada rancher standoff

    04/15/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | (Judson Berger/AP)
    Tensions simmered Tuesday in the standoff between federal land managers and a Nevada rancher—but the feds are being coy about how far they’ll go to pursue Cliven Bundy as both sides regroup for their next move. Federal land managers backed down in a weekend standoff with Bundy after hundreds of states’ rights protesters, including armed militia members, showed up to protest federal officials seizing his cattle. Some protesters had their guns drawn and pointed toward law enforcement, some of whom were also armed, on the scene—ultimately, no shots were fired and the Bureau of Land Management reported that officials left...
  • Time for a little Koch jiujitsu on Democrats

    04/15/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Harry Reid’s jihad against the Koch Brothers has already yielded a hilarious video compilation (by the Free Beacon) of his 134 mentions of their name. But now with new information, his Koch addiction can become a potent tool in the hands of Republicans. Call it karma, if you like, but the former boxer now leading the Senate majority has left himself wide open.It turns out that Koch Industries employees and PACs have donated to quite a large number of Congressional Democrats. The data was right there on Open Secrets when Jeff Dunetz of Truth Revolt picked it up and posted...
  • Eric Cantor — The New “Mr. Amnesty”?

    04/15/2014 1:20:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Mickey Kaus
    The Threat of Cheap Denham: Don’t be fooled by press accounts that downplay the significance of Rep. Jeff Denham’s attempt to add something called the ENLIST Act to the defense authorization (NDAA) bill. It’s a significant push for a substantial immigration amnesty, and it has a good chance of succeeding. Opponents of an “Amnesty First” approach to immigration should be worried. Here’s why: – On the surface, it looks like Denham’s amendment would give amnesty only to an almost comically appealing group of illegal immigrants: “DREAMers” who were brought to this country when they were young and who also serve...
  • Will the Bundy Ranch Be Obama’s Reverse Grenada? A Turning Point?

    04/15/2014 5:32:07 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 17 replies
    AUN-TV.com ^ | 04-015-2014 | Dana Allen
    Hi, The videos and pics did not copy in, but this is the text. Thank you Freepers! You are the ones that uncovered much of the evidence in this case. Will the Bundy Ranch become for Obama what Grenada was to the Soviets? In 1983 the Soviet Union and Marxism had imperialistically conquered the majority of the world, land wise and population wise, without ever losing any territory they had conquered. Their latest victim was a small island named Grenada. Then Ronald Reagan decided to push back and liberated Grenada. Within 7 years The Soviets lost every colony they had...
  • Cliven Bundy on Harry Reid: 'I Don't Think There's Any Hope for Him, He Needs to Be Kicked Out...

    04/15/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Hannity
    Full title: Cliven Bundy on Harry Reid: 'I Don't Think There's Any Hope for Him, He Needs to Be Kicked Out of Office' SEAN HANNITY, HOST: This is a "FOX News Alert." The federal government has caved to public pressure in the battle against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over cattle grazing rights. Now, in just a moment, Cliven, his two sons will join us for their first exclusive interview since the siege ended. But first, the government surrendered this weekend after tensions escalated in the week-long standoff between Bundy family, supporters, and of course, federal agents. Now, the Bureau of...
  • 7 Things Conservatives Should Take Away From Last Week’s Siege On Nevada

    04/15/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 15, 2014 | MICHAEL OBERNDORF
    The events in Nevada this week have made a number of things crystal clear: 1) Our government, at least at the upper management/executive service level, is incredibly corrupt. 2) Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Misleader, is incredibly corrupt. 3) Obama’s Executive Branch, which allowed this situation to take place in the way that it did, is incredibly corrupt. 4) The judicial branch that has consistently allowed “environmentalists” to dictate public land policy is incredibly corrupt. 5) The “environmentalists” and their co-conspirators in Congress who foisted the so-called “Endangered Species Act” and numerous other extreme laws on us, and turned...
  • If You Find Yourself Believing This, Glenn Beck Wants You to Unfriend Him (Anti Bundy Rant)

    04/15/2014 12:31:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 222 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/15/14 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck has a message for anyone who is “crying for revolution, insurrection … and a call to arms”: He wants nothing to do with you. “This morning I got up and I saw some more news reports, and more people in America that are standing up now and crying for revolution, insurrection, arming yourself, and a call to arms,” Beck said on his radio program Tuesday. “I will tell you I believe in the Second Amendment, and I will defend myself. I believe in the rights that we have. But I will tell you more than I believe in...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 83 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Harry Reid on the Bundy ranch standoff: 'This ain’t over'

    04/15/2014 11:42:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    For once he’s right. John Hinderaker, who’s sympathetic to Bundy, nonetheless acknowledges that he doesn’t have a leg to stand on legally. Bundy’s theory, that land universally recognized for the past 150 years as belonging to the federal government really belongs to Nevada because it was never properly conveyed to the U.S., is DOA in court. He’ll lose his appeals and then, presumably, he’ll go on refusing to pay grazing fees to use the land. What should the feds do then? Given the publicity the case has drawn and the fact that the judiciary’s on his side, Obama can’t look...
  • Nevada Rancher: ‘The Founding Fathers Didn’t Create A Government Like This’

    04/15/2014 10:47:39 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | April 15, 2014 | CBS/Las Vegas/AP
    RENO, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — A Nevada rancher said Monday he’s trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights. U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze said the agency backed off to avoid a potentially violent situation over the weekend. However, he vowed to go to court to collect more than $1 million in back grazing fees he says Cliven Bundy owes for trespassing on federal lands since the 1990s. Bundy, whose family has operated a...
  • Ron Paul warns that Bundy ranch standoff isn’t over just yet

    04/15/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    RT ^ | April 15, 2014
    A heated land dispute between the federal government and a Nevada cattle rancher subsided over the weekend, but longtime lawmaker and former presidential hopeful Ron Paul says tensions might soon worsen once again. An armed standoff between Cliven Bundy and the United States Bureau of Land Management ended on Saturday with the federal agency agreeing to release around 400 head of cattle it had seized from the Clark County, Nevada rancher. The bureau said Bundy owed roughly $1 million to the government because for the last two decades he failed to pay a fee for letting his cattle graze on...
  • Harry Reid on Bundy Ranch Showdown: 'It's not Over'; Rory Reid says Bundy should be Prosecuted

    04/15/2014 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2014 | by Kerry Picket
    Following remarks Senate Majority leader Harry Reid made at the University of Nevada, Reno on Monday, the Nevada Democrat told Reno's KRNV TV his thoughts on the cattle controversy in Gold Butte. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said. There is no question that there were a lot of things going on down there with breaking the law," Reid said. "And that is not over yet. We can't let that continue. So I'm sure it is not the end of...
  • Cliven Bundy's Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21

    04/15/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles. It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, wonhis "range war" with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy's cows, called "trespass cattle" by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.
  • Inside the Bundy Ranch standoff: The stakes go far beyond cattle

    04/15/2014 9:13:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 15, 2014 | Andrew Malcolm
    It was a tense standoff in rural Nevada with armed protesters closing I-15 for a while and facing off against even more heavily-armed federal agents. For now, that volatile Bundy Ranch confrontation has been defused. But it's not over by any means. And we may well experience others that do not pause in non-violence. These are profound disputes illustrative of abiding suspicions among average Americans and their government headed by a man who promised to bring people together but didn't. And it comes in an uncertain economic time when so many have given up big dreams to just keep what...
  • Why You Should Be Sympathetic Toward Cliven Bundy

    04/15/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Power Line ^ | April 14, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows...
  • Nevada Showdown: All Hat, No Cattle (Hurl Alert applicable?)

    04/15/2014 7:42:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his well-armed supporters forced the well-armed federal government to back down and return Bundy's seized cows -- which were seized because Bundy, 67, stopped paying grazing fees in 1993. How does anyone get the government to back down? At first blush, Bundy seemed to have right on his side. He's a cowboy who just wants to keep being a cowboy. The federal government, which owns more than 80 percent of Nevada land, including the land on which the Bundy family had settled, threatened to put him out to pasture. The Bureau of Land Management...
  • Beck Warns Americans Against Falling in With ‘Right’s Version of Occupy Wall Street’ (Bundy)

    04/15/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 200 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 14, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    The controversy over a Nevada rancher’s decades-long use of public land without paying federal grazing fees has quickly become a national issue — one that Glenn Beck on Monday urged Americans to fully understand before taking a side on. “We did some research online with PsyID today, and found that there’s about 10 or 15 percent of the people who are talking about this online that are truly frightening,” Beck said on his television program. “They don’t care what the facts are. They just want a fight.” Beck said there are many “decent, small-government proponents from groups like the Tea...
  • US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

    03/30/2014 4:56:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    The Local (Norway) ^ | 27 Mar 2014 22:40 GMT+01:00
    George Tsunis speaking to the US senate in January - Source: Screen Grab Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway. Tsunis committed a serious of embarrassing blunders in his January pre-appointment hearing, which led one Norwegian politician to call for a public apology from Barack Obama, the US President. On March 7, fifteen former presidents of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) wrote a letter to key US Senators including former Presidential candidate John McCain, urging them to reject President Obama's nominee...