Cliven Bundy

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FBI agents bravely responding to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, which is currently occupied by radical extremists.

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FBI Special Agents and Local Law Enforcement valiantly displayed unfathomable restraint with the emotionally disturbed ideological extremists in Oregon.

The siege at Malheur will surely go down in history as one of the most well executed Law Enforcement operations of its era.

Surprise! Cliven Bundy, Conservatives' Newest Hero, is a Huge Gigantic Racist

Have your heard about Cliven Bundy? No? Why he’s only America’s newest patriot! Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians, and right wingers of all types are going goo-goo over Mr. Bundy and his Bundy Ranch. Let me give you a little summary.

Cliven Bundy, like most good white right wingers, is a moocher. As a rancher in the great state of Nevada, Cliven Bundy let’s his cattle graze on public land. To use this land, the law requires ranchers to pay a grazing fee to the federal government, you know, just like you’d pay rent if you were using a piece of private land. The only problem is, in Cliven Bundy’s own words, Mr. Bundy does not “recognize the United States government as existing” and has refused to pay the fees associated with grazing cattle on public land for decades. He now owes the U.S. government around $1 million dollars.

Why are we hearing about this now? After many years, the federal government decided to show up a few weeks ago and seize his cattle. So, what does Cliven Bundy do? He goes on right wing media news outlets and calls for, no, no, not peaceful protesters, he calls for armed militia to show up and defend “his” land. And, like most right wingers who have nothing better to do but jump at the opportunity to swing their giant firearms around to make up for what they lack in their pants, show up they did!

Why does this matter? Well, to avoid a confrontation, the federal government returned Cliven Bundy’s cattle and backed down. This has made Mr. Bundy a big old rootin’ tootin’ heroic American patriot in the eyes of Conservative media! So much show, that ye ole’ mainstream lamestream media could no longer ignore Cliven Bundy’s plight!

The New York Times has got the latest straight from Cliven Bundy himself. The nation’s eyes and ears are all on Mr. Bundy right now. Perhaps he will drop some knowledge and leave us with the next great speech, one for the ages, a few quotes that will cement himself for generations to come as the next great American…

Oh.

Cliven Bundy, the right wing’s newest hero? Sounds about right.

andrewszombie  asked:

The Bundy's aren't white people, they're stupid paranoid fuckhead hicks - making the entire state of Oregon look backward.

Cliven Bundy- “not a white person”

“not a white person”

“not a white person”

“NOT a white person”

Oh and his sons. Ammon and Ryan Bundy “NOT white people either!!!”

um… gurl bye.

Peaceful protesters didn't want anything like this. People who wanted to shut them down did.

There are people who have been waiting for this. Not necessarily the death of cops, but that one event that allows them to paint all protesters as anti-police, anti-american.

That one terrible event that allows them to make it more than it is, and take shots at their political opponents.

There is a national frustration that there are two standards: Whether it’s a “Black v. White” standard or a “Conservative v. Liberal” standard… 

…if connections can be made to tarnish the underdog, the powerless, or the left… that happens immediately, loudly, by players of the highest level.

And if connections can be made to tarnish the establishment, the entitled or the right well… that’s blown off as conspiracy theory.

Cliven Bundy should be in jail. Had the world gone crazy on him when two people on his ranch peeled off and killed two cops… had there been a national conversation and reaction to domestic terrorism or sovereign citizens and media fueling this kind of hatred by elevating them to “patriot” or “hero,”… I’d be writing differently about this moment.

But no, those same types lined the rooftops in Ferguson, this time not to protect protesters but to protect business. They went from training guns on feds to training guns on protesters. People just decided to point their guns at other people. And again, there were those that made them heroes. But mostly, silence.

So here we have a disturbed individual who shot his girlfriend and then killed two cops. But suddenly, he’s the face of a people who want there to be accountability when police murder unarmed men? Or roll up in their car and shoot a kid in 1.5 seconds (and then lie in the report?) And this is allowed to go unchecked, unmocked, unexamined and without response?

Forget it.

To everyone who posts something idiotic like “Well, you got what you wanted,” get bent. I don’t want this. I don’t want any of this. And you’re one more person attempting to use these dead police officers to tamp down a very legitimate complaint from those who feel there is a double standard that ends in death. 

You’re no better than the person who picks up a corpse in Mogadishu and parades it in the streets.

And we both know what happens next. Cops - understandably upset - will overreact to a protest. Not in New York because I think that’s a professional police department that knows how to deal with protests… even when they are upset or grieving.

But in Ferguson? They’re going to walk into the next major protest with every weapon they have.

And you - persons suddenly upset about the death of THESE specific cops - will be cheering for it.

It’s gross.

It’s obvious.

And I reject it.

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Who said it: Cliven Bundy or the Almost Politically Correct Redneck meme?

1. “Not against gay marriage … unless the couple is colored.”

2. “[Spanish people] … come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders … [but] don’t tell me they don’t have better family structures than most of us white people.”

3. “If I say ‘negro’ or 'black boy’ or 'slave’ … if those people cannot take those kind of words and not be [offended] then Martin Luther King hasn’t got his job done yet.”

4. “There should be no wage discrimination, no matter if you are working in an office, a factory … or [doing] a woman’s work.”

5. “It [doesn’t] matter to me if [you’re] yellow, brown, black, orange, or normal.”

6. “Not all Muslims are terrorists … one of [them’s] our president.”

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Cliven Bundy

Hey guys! I’m trying to follow this Cliven Bundy fiasco, and I’m confused.

To anyone who knows more about this than I do:

1. Did Cliven have the right to graze his cattle on that land? It sounds like the land belonged to his family or at least they had clear rights to use it, then the BLM came in and took those rights away. Is that correct?

2. Are there any legal routes that the Bundy family can pursue at this point to get their cattle and land rights back?

2. What is currently going on with Operation Mutual Aid and other militias? Are militias en route to the Bundy ranch?

4. If so, when can we expect to see a showdown between the BLM and the militias, if one occurs?

Imagine that Eric Garner had been white. Imagine that he’d been living in Idaho. Imagine that the law-enforcement officers who killed him had been federal agents.

His death would be a Tea Party crusade.

Think about it. The police hassled Garner because he had a history of selling untaxed cigarettes. It’s the kind of big-government intrusion that drives Tea Partiers nuts. One of the events that helped launch the Tea Party, in fact, came in January 2009, when activists from Young Americans for Liberty donned American Indian garb to protest the soda taxes proposed by then-New York Governor David Patterson.

Garner responded to being hassled with a statement of “don’t tread on me” anti-government defiance: “I was just minding my own business. Every time you see me you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today!”

A tussle ensued. The police put Garner in a chokehold, and he died.

The Garner case bears some resemblance to that of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who this spring prevented Bureau of Land Management agents from impounding his cattle after he refused to pay government grazing fees. Like Garner, Bundy was engaged in a form of commerce he believed the government should not tax. Like Garner, Bundy resisted law enforcement’s efforts to punish him for it. For many conservatives, this made Bundy a hero and the government that sought to penalize him a tyranny. Right-wing activists, including some Republican legislators, flocked to Bundy’s ranch as he stared down federal agents, and Nevada Senator Dean Heller dubbed these vigilantes “patriots.” “At the heart of this issue,” declared Fox’s Sean Hannity, is “my belief that our government is simply out of control.” Ted Cruz called the Bundy affair “the unfortunate and tragic culmination of the path that President Obama has set the federal government on” in which “we have seen our constitutional liberties eroded.”

To imagine how Fox News would be reacting right now had Garner been white, rural, and facing the feds, you need only imagine how it would have reacted had a BLM agent shot Bundy dead.

But Fox and the rest of the pro-Tea Party right aren’t reacting that way. Yes, some conservative pundits—noting the video that shows Garner being choked to death—have condemned the grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed him. Rand Paul has denounced the high cigarette taxes that Garner flouted.

Overall, however, conservatives have responded to the Garner case with a yawn.

—  The Atlantic, “If Eric Garner Were White”