I guess we couldn’t let BLM hog ALL the attention, now could we?
Three of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s sons and what they claim are 150 militia members have occupied a federal building in eastern Oregon in order to keep two local ranchers out of prison, according to local reports.
The group is believed to be heavily-armed.
According to The Oregonian, the group seized the headquarters building at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge about 50 miles outside Burns, Ore. The remote facility was closed and unoccupied at the time.
Raise your hand if you knew where Burns was without looking. (It’s in East Bumfuck County, near the Nevadaho border.)
Bundy and his supporters were in Oregon after two men were scheduled to go to prison on Monday for setting fires on federal land, according to a report by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The case has caused a stir in eastern Oregon because the two men were charged under anti-terrorism laws.
The two men, Dwight and Steve Hammond, appealed their cases multiple times, the report stated. They were required to report to prison on Monday.
The militia groups say the Hammond’s were illegally prosecuted for setting what they claim was a controlled fire because the federal government has no authority at the county level.
“The facility has been the tool to do all the tyranny that has been placed upon the Hammonds,” Ammon Bundy told the Oregonian.
For the record, the Hammonds have and want nothing to do with this. Nor do any of the locals.
So far media coverage is minimal. That probably has to do with the fact that the nearest Starbucks is at least 100 miles away. These boys done holed up in a ree-mote cabin in the middle of winter. They don’t have any hostages. They aren’t a threat to any neighbors because there ain’t any.
The best thing the government and the media could do right now is NOTHING. Leave ’em be. Ignore them idjits. If they are still there in a few months when the snow melts, then maybe do something about it. Or not.
At places like Buffoon Juice they are positively giddy. “Look! Look! White terrorists! Wetoldjaso! Wetoldjaso!”
They want to know why the FBI hasn’t stormed the place shooting. They want drone strikes. If every single white terrorist involved isn’t killed by cops it will be proof of racism!
I had such high hopes for 2016.