Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Did anyone not see this coming?

Armed standoff in Oregon endures

What did you think would happen?
What did you think would happen when you let them get away with this shit once? What did you foresee happening when these assholes pointed assault weapons at law enforcement, faced zero consequences, and were able to declare victory and go home?
Did you think that they would say to themselves "boy we were lucky to have gotten away with that. Let's not push our luck, from now on, it's law-abiding-citizenship for me!"
Did you somehow not anticipate that these knuckle-dragging mouth breathers would say "hell, that was easy! Let's find another phony provocation over which to commit another act of sedition."
Just like when the Mujahideen was able to defeat the Soviets, they didn't go home and thank their lucky stars and promise not to ever take such a foolish risk again. No, they said "hey, we defeated one super-power, let's change our name to al Queda and start attacking America!" So of course these assholes are doing this shit again.

Look at this guy:

Ammon Bundy addresses the media at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., on Jan. 5, 2016.

He's obviously got no fear of being arrested. He's out there addressing reporters like some goddamm football coach or something, they could just grab him up right there. But they're letting him get away with it.

And what is the endgame here? What exactly are these cousin-humping lunatics trying to accomplish? Let's say that by some miracle, the Federal Government slaps its collective forehead and says "oh my gosh, we've been reading the Constitution wrong all these years. Thank God that these uneducated yokels explained to us the proper way to interpret this clause. We, the Federal Government, are not allowed to own any land at all. Well, we must divest ourselves of this ill-gotten property at once!" What happens then? Cuz it seems like there are two possibilities. One, the land in question would be given to the state of Oregon, in which case you're just sending your grazing-fee check to Salem instead of to DC. Or, and this seems more likely, they sell the land at auction, someone much richer than you buys it up and charges you a hell of a lot more than the buck and a quarter per head you've been paying the Feds.
Either way, that land is not going to become some free-for-all, people's prairie where all are welcome to grazr to their heart's content, to each according to his need in this workers' paradise.

Oh, and speaking of things everyone should have seen coming:

Mother Jones:
Ammon Bundy runs a Phoenix-based company called Valet Fleet Services LLC, which specializes in repairing and maintaining fleets of semitrucks throughout Arizona. On April 15, 2010—Tax Day, as it happens—Bundy's business borrowed $530,000 through a Small Business Administration loan guarantee program. The available public record does not indicate what the loan was used for or whether it was repaid. The SBA website notes that this loan guarantee was issued under a program "to aid small businesses which are unable to obtain financing in the private credit marketplace." The government estimated that this subsidy could cost taxpayers $22,419. Bundy did not respond to an email request for comment about the SBA loan.

Yep, scratch an anti-government libertarian, find a user of government programs. . .  okay, that was terrible. But the point is that Ammon Bundy, like most anti-government pig people, is only anti-government until it comes to programs that can help him personally. Then maybe guv'mint not so bad?

Oh, and this also was fairly predictable:

The Huffington Post reports:
In the parking lot of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge - which the militants stormed and took over on Saturday in the name of grazing privileges - a man who claimed to be a body guard for the group's leaders said they are facing worse resistance than Black Lives Matter, a nationwide campaign to end police brutality against people of color.

Yes, the resistance you guys are facing, which could best be summed up as what, mild disapproval? is so much worse than. . . um. . . wait. It's not worse than anything. You people are facing NOTHING. Every protest group in history has faced worse pushback than you, except for the Tea Party, I guess.

"The Black Lives Matter movement, they can go and protest, close freeways down and all that stuff, and they don't get any backlash, not on the level that we're getting," said the man, who identified himself as "Fluffy Unicorn."

Fluffy. . . ? You know what, I'm just gonna skip over that.
Let's just look at a couple of things:

Several Arrests Made Amid Black Lives Matter Protest at Mall of America

Police Arrest Dozens of Black Lives Matter Protesters, Body Slam Man in Ferguson

9 Arrested After Black Lives Matter Activists Shut Down Southbound 405 Fwy Near LAX

 So, no backlash. Okayyyyy. . . .
Jeez, I mean I know you people have a genetic pre-disposition to cry-babyism, but for fuck sake! Many many BLM protestors have been arrested. Many have been tear-gassed, beaten, this is what BLM activists are confronted with:

And, granted, a lot of those protesters were trespassing and/or engaging in disorderly conduct, and many were being black in public, but they were also unarmed. You guys, on the other hand, took up arms against the United States Government, made threats against law enforcement, seized a government-owned building, and you've faced. . . . what, exactly? getting made fun of on the Daily Show? Running out of snacks? The threat of having the power cut off from this building that you don't own and have no right to be in?

And all this for what? To defend a couple of arsonists who have made it clear that they do not want your "help?"

These bastards better do time this time.