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(CNN)   After nearly 17 years, the Bundy family is back for a new episode of Married With Children entitled "Showdown at Virgin Valley"   (cnn.com) divider line 40
    More: Dumbass, Married... with Children, Ted Bundy, Southern Nevada, grazing rights, Old West  
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2014-04-11 09:25:16 AM  
5 votes:
Oh Jeebus, this guy is an asshole. He's been using federally owned land for years without paying the fees, and now he wants to claim he's being oppressed? Grow up and pay your bills, jackass.
2014-04-11 11:15:35 AM  
3 votes:
A couple of observations from a local:

1.  Bundy's rights were converted to privileges and then taken from him.
2.  Bundy tried to pay the fees but they would not take the money.
3.  The cows are being kicked off to protect the endangered desert tortoise.
4.  Cows and desert tortoise co-exist very well.  The tortoise do BETTER when cows are around.
5.  Environmentalist group threatened to sue the BLM to force them to remove cows.
6.  The environmental groups do not know or care what actually happens on the range  it is just a big fund raiser for them.
7.  If you give money to a random environmental group without knowing what they will do, you are an idiot.
8.  The BLM has spent 2 million dollars on this round-up of 600 cows,
9.  Just about 60 miles away are 1000 wild horses that are in-bread, in poor health, damaging the range,overpopulating and starving,
10. It is the responsibility of the BLM to take care of the wild horses.  They claim to not have the money.
11. The law is not on Bundy's side and he will lose.
12. Many laws came about because environmental groups are funded by people who THINK they are helping.
13. Can we make Washington DC a wilderness area and remove all the non-native species?
2014-04-11 09:58:24 AM  
3 votes:
Coming from a family with plenty of ranchers and farmers, I am going to have to agree they are the most hypocritical self-center assholes on the planet. They complain non-stop about the federal government and taxes as they lap up crop insurance, direct agricultural subsidies, agricultural tax exemptions, disaster (such as drought) relief money, subsidized telephone service, subsidized roads, subsidized medical care, subsidized postal service, subsidized schools, subsidized grazing on federal land, subsidized irrigation water, etc.

It is my fondest dream that the government stop all agricultural/rural subsidies of all types and welcome these assholes to the real world.
2014-04-11 09:55:19 AM  
3 votes:
Wouldn't it be nice if the feds used this kind of man power to protect our border?
2014-04-11 09:28:02 AM  
3 votes:

Johnny_Whistle: Oh Jeebus, this guy is an asshole. He's been using federally owned land for years without paying the fees, and now he wants to claim he's being oppressed? Grow up and pay your bills, jackass.


QFT. You can't release your 500 animals on federal land and then get pissed when they want their grazing fees.

You used the public good. Now pay the usage fee. Asshole.
2014-04-11 09:27:44 AM  
3 votes:
While this family may be nuts, I'm not keen on this made up by the Feds "First Amendment Zone" thing. Last time I checked the whole country was a First Amendment Zone.
2014-04-11 11:22:13 AM  
2 votes:
5,000 militia members on their way to tell the government to fark off.  If only there was this show of force on the actual border....
2014-04-11 10:12:54 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-04-11 10:05:24 AM  
2 votes:
If you saw how much taxes this man has payed in the last 30 years it would make a whore blush. They get all kinds of tax breaks, both federal and state. Corporations have nothing on these Old West Welfare Queens when it comes to dodging taxes.

They also get reimbursed by, get this, the Federal government for any killed livestock. Yeah, a wolf or a bear or maybe one of them liberal elites definitely killed these 200 cows. This animal-on-animal violence tends to happen when market value drops below what the Feds are reimbursing.
2014-04-11 09:50:15 AM  
2 votes:
A welfare queen driving a big truck and taking taxpayer owned lands for his own personal profit.

Teabaggers love this sort of clown.
2014-04-11 09:47:15 AM  
2 votes:

Cold_Sassy: Yeah, he gets a free pass along with all the other welfare/free needle/food stamp crowd. So what makes him any less worthy?


Because he has more than enough money to support himself and his family unlike welfare people.
2014-04-11 09:41:58 AM  
2 votes:

Cold_Sassy: SN1987a goes boom: Its not like the Feds just up and declared the area to be Federal land.  This asshat deserved the tasings.

I've been following this and actually the guy's family has been grazing cattle on that land before the BLM was ever invented.  They should have grandfathered him in.


No, they haven't. The federal government owned everything after the states gave up thier western claims. That wasn't already privately owned. Free land never existed nor squatter's rights. The Homestead Act not included. So unless he has a title that dates back to Spanish land claims the federal government was there first.
2014-04-11 09:31:46 AM  
2 votes:
His claim to the land PREDATES THE EXISTENCE of the BLM.
2014-04-11 09:30:11 AM  
2 votes:
WTF?  I mean really?  You can't use someone elses land for years then get pissy when they tell you to stop doing it and then take your cows when you don't stop doing it.

That's like if  your neighbor decided to use your back lawn as their kid's playground.  They might not say something right away but there will be a point when they say enough is enough keep your stuff on your own property.
2014-04-11 09:27:48 AM  
2 votes:
If you're a rancher this is not the fight you want to get involved in.

Come to an agreement, sure.

But that jackhole owes a million in back fees and is still pushing like he has a deed to the land.

Also, they kicked a dog....and that's just uncool and bad PR.
2014-04-11 03:52:30 PM  
1 votes:
The funny thing is that the people who are supporting this guy's right to use government resources for 20 years without paying for them will scream and holler that people on unemployment are leeches. Or scream that people who are getting government assistance are leeches.
2014-04-11 03:22:31 PM  
1 votes:

SL5M7: 1.  Bundy's rights were converted to privileges and then taken from him.


Care to explain this?

STRYPERSWINE: DrBenway: STRYPERSWINE: 5,000 militia members on their way to tell the government to fark off.  If only there was this show of force on the actual border....

...by 5,000 militia members on their way to tell the government to fark off? I thought militia members were on the border because they think there isn't enough government there.

They're working against us instead of for us.


WTF are you biatching about? Seriously. WTF, man, you're inchoate ramblings about border security are borderline absurd.
2014-04-11 02:53:53 PM  
1 votes:

Bad Man Jose: So how much has the government spent to collect the $1mil in back fees that this guy owes?

Cue someone pointing out that the government will deal with bovine aggression, but will give Russia a free pass to invade sovereign countries in 3...2...1...


Our judicial system is expensive.  Would you rather we just let criminals off the hook?  Mind you, in this case, using the asset forfeiture laws to take his property might be an option since it's being used in a criminal enterprise.
2014-04-11 12:35:23 PM  
1 votes:
It sounds like these assholes attacked and assaulted police officers and aside from a couple of taser shots the police just went home?

Any guesses how this would play out if some black/Hispanic folks tried this bullshiat?
2014-04-11 12:31:34 PM  
1 votes:
"grazing illegally on public lands in Clark County for more than 20 years"

"owes U.S. taxpayers more than $1 million in unpaid grazing fees"

Yeah its the meal ole' gubmint who are the ones being assholes here.
2014-04-11 12:26:15 PM  
1 votes:
They don't like feds? Fine. Have the Nevada National Guard go push them out of the way. If they decide to pursue a "Second Amendment solution," and water the tree of liberty, then shoot their sorry asses. That would improve the gene pool and raise the national average IQ.
2014-04-11 12:15:05 PM  
1 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: DrBenway: STRYPERSWINE: 5,000 militia members on their way to tell the government to fark off.  If only there was this show of force on the actual border....

...by 5,000 militia members on their way to tell the government to fark off? I thought militia members were on the border because they think there isn't enough government there.

They're working against us instead of for us.


Militia members? Yeah, no kidding.
2014-04-11 11:20:38 AM  
1 votes:

SL5M7: 11. The law is not on Bundy's side and he will lose.


That is all that matters.  He has lost 2 different court battles yet he refuses to comply and refuses to pay his obligations.  He's almost like those dead beat dads that are ordered to pay child support but wont.

Why can't he pay his bills like everyone else?
2014-04-11 10:53:30 AM  
1 votes:

TNel: Cold_Sassy: jehovahs witness protection: Wouldn't it be nice if the feds used this kind of man power to protect our border?

Exactly.

So mooching and freeloading is ok for this person because another stretch of land isn't being protected enough?  So that means all "welfare queens" get a pass also.

You cool with that?


This! He's been allowed for thirty years to leach off the feds. Why should he get a pass on that? Economically it unfairly hurts other ranchers who play by the rules. He needs to get bootstrappy and get off the government teat.
2014-04-11 10:44:32 AM  
1 votes:

Cold_Sassy: jehovahs witness protection: Wouldn't it be nice if the feds used this kind of man power to protect our border?

Exactly.


So mooching and freeloading is ok for this person because another stretch of land isn't being protected enough?  So that means all "welfare queens" get a pass also.

You cool with that?
2014-04-11 10:35:10 AM  
1 votes:
So when child labor was barred, were the companies abusing it grandfathered in?

He's had free use out of the land for far too long. Maybe I wouldn't go so far as to charge him for 30 years of back fees, but if he's gonna thumb his nose and act like the feds can't do anything then he's in for a rude surprise. Seize his livestock, auction 'em off for whatever's easy to collect, probably far undervalued, and apply the proceeds to his usage fees. Repeat as necessary.
2014-04-11 09:59:42 AM  
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: No he's not. He has a 500 head and owns 160 acres. He's entirely depended on the BLM land for grazing. If I was a cattlemen in Nevada I would be pissed. He's feeding cattle for free. With record cattle prices he's doing good.


Wait what?  So the first sentance says he's not doing good then the last says he is.  I'm very confused with this post.

The guy is making crazy money.
2014-04-11 09:56:03 AM  
1 votes:

TNel: Cold_Sassy: Yeah, he gets a free pass along with all the other welfare/free needle/food stamp crowd. So what makes him any less worthy?

Because he has more than enough money to support himself and his family unlike welfare people.


No he's not. He has a 500 head and owns 160 acres. He's entirely depended on the BLM land for grazing. If I was a cattlemen in Nevada I would be pissed. He's feeding cattle for free. With record cattle prices he's doing good.
2014-04-11 09:45:42 AM  
1 votes:

DrBenway: Skarekrough: STRYPERSWINE: His claim to the land PREDATES THE EXISTENCE of the BLM.

No one likes imminent domain either but it's a fact of life and it happens.

You either work out an agreement or expect consequences.

It's not really an imminent domain issue, is it? He never owned it, he's just been using it. And he's had 30 years to find an alternative to using it for free.


The idea was that you either acknowledge the existence of matters or you will become a victim of them.  He has had 30 years to figure it out.  A high profile fiasco like this makes him a target to be made an example of.  It will end badly for him.
2014-04-11 09:42:51 AM  
1 votes:

Cold_Sassy: SN1987a goes boom: Its not like the Feds just up and declared the area to be Federal land.  This asshat deserved the tasings.

I've been following this and actually the guy's family has been grazing cattle on that land before the BLM was ever invented.  They should have grandfathered him in.


Predates or not, the land is set aside for a reason. Not only is it public land with grazing fees attached, but it is also protected because of local endangered species. Which are likely endangered because this asshole's family keeps trampling them.

The guy is an asshole. Seriously. There is nothing good about this person.
2014-04-11 09:41:20 AM  
1 votes:

TNel: Cold_Sassy: I've been following this and actually the guy's family has been grazing cattle on that land before the BLM was ever invented. They should have grandfathered him in.

Say what?!  He's making money off of that land and you want him to get a free pass?!  He can graze his cattle on his own land.


His cows mow the grass for the feds. Think green.
2014-04-11 09:41:09 AM  
1 votes:

Skarekrough: STRYPERSWINE: His claim to the land PREDATES THE EXISTENCE of the BLM.

No one likes imminent domain either but it's a fact of life and it happens.

You either work out an agreement or expect consequences.


It's not really an imminent domain issue, is it? He never owned it, he's just been using it. And he's had 30 years to find an alternative to using it for free.
2014-04-11 09:38:55 AM  
1 votes:

Elegy: Johnny_Whistle: Oh Jeebus, this guy is an asshole. He's been using federally owned land for years without paying the fees, and now he wants to claim he's being oppressed? Grow up and pay your bills, jackass.

QFT. You can't release your 500 animals on federal land and then get pissed when they want their grazing fees.

You used the public good. Now pay the usage fee. Asshole.


Not to mention he's likely undercutting prices for all the cattlemen who pay their fees, or maintain their own land.  It's not just theft of government land usage, it's detrimental to his competitors.
2014-04-11 09:38:43 AM  
1 votes:

Cold_Sassy: I've been following this and actually the guy's family has been grazing cattle on that land before the BLM was ever invented. They should have grandfathered him in.


Say what?!  He's making money off of that land and you want him to get a free pass?!  He can graze his cattle on his own land.
2014-04-11 09:35:49 AM  
1 votes:
I've been most everywhere in America. I can say without hesitation bootstrappy ranchers are the worst human beings I've come across in our country.

Now all these delusional sh*tbags hate the BLM? Funny, because when the Dubya administration started passing out BLM land to the energy companies, none of them had a problem with the BLM.
2014-04-11 09:35:22 AM  
1 votes:

Walker: While this family may be nuts, I'm not keen on this made up by the Feds "First Amendment Zone" thing. Last time I checked the whole country was a First Amendment Zone.


I've always had an issue with that as well, but recently it has occurred to me that it is really just a very bad name for a legal and reasonable concept.

The point of a "First Amendment Zone" or "Free Speech Zone" is not to limit in the zone, it is to protect the peace *outside* of the zone. We are guaranteed the right to peaceable assembly and government has the duty to prevent *non*-peaceable assembly. In cases where there is reason to expect that letting folks gather in a certain area would lead to violence, I see no problem in creating "safe zones" where folks can protest away without creating a tinderbox waiting to explode.

However, they need to find a better name, because it has nothing to do with speech other than making a safe place for people to exercise that right.

"Peaceable Assembly Zone" isn't all that catchy, although it is the name of my NIN cover band.
2014-04-11 09:33:20 AM  
1 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: His claim to the land PREDATES THE EXISTENCE of the BLM.


No one likes imminent domain either but it's a fact of life and it happens.

You either work out an agreement or expect consequences.
2014-04-11 09:26:41 AM  
1 votes:
Its not like the Feds just up and declared the area to be Federal land.  This asshat deserved the tasings.
2014-04-11 09:26:37 AM  
1 votes:
Thanks for the false hope, Subby. You should feel bad about yourself for teasing Married with Children.
2014-04-11 02:13:22 AM  
1 votes:
Revolution Calling!
 
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