Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This is what happens when you let this braying jackass get away with it once. He comes back for more.
So with Almond Bundy behind bars, Cliven has apparently stepped up to fill the void, sending this letter to the sheriff of Harney County:
It begins "We, the people of Harney County. . ."
Um, no, dude. You don't live in Harney County. You are not one of the people of Harney County. And the actual people of Harney County have been very clear that they don't want you or any of your family/gun club/Constitution misinterpretation society playing out your civil war fantasies in their county. They want you to stay in your own damn county. Where do you get the balls to act like you're speaking on their behalf?
And he gives notice that the few straggler nuts left in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge "will retain possession" of it.
Yeah, you'll retain possession as long as the feds are willing to tolerate you pretending to possess it. Once they decide they've had enough of your childish and illegal bullshit occupation, it's game over for you. You think you're going to fight off the Federal Government of the United States of America? There's what, like 5 of you not behind bars? You're going to fight off the FBI, the ATF, the BLM and whatever other law enforcement agencies the feds can throw at you? You don't have a snowball's chance in hell, you delusional ass.
And then he has the temerity to start issuing demands of the County Sheriff, the Governor and the President of the United States of America! What the hell kind of leverage do you think you have? What makes you think you're in a position to demand the removal of all state and federal policing agents? Why would you think that any of these officials would possibly listen to your demands or take them seriously? Oh, right. Because they did last time. last time you had a run-in with the federal government, you got a bunch of loonies to come to your ranch with assault rifles and the feds backed down. So of course you're going to try it again.
You know, all this could have been prevented if Bundy and his accomplices had been rounded up and jailed in the first damn place. I get that the feds were afraid of having another Waco or Ruby Ridge on their hands, but you can't just do nothing. You could have waited until the minions began to drift away then arrested them individually in their hometowns. You could have thrown the Bundy clan in prison, seized all their assets and auctioned off their livestock. But no. You let them think that they had won. So they did it again. And it's going to keep happening unless Bundy and his cohorts do serious time for this. And, yes, they'll be seen as martyrs by the fringe elements on the right that are a danger to us all, but it's better than letting them look like heroes.