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April 19, 2014 - 7:21 am
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Senator Harry Reid has made a habit of saying stuff with no basis in fact and then repeating it, as if by sheer repetition the lie will become truth.

Remember his lie that “an anonymous source” told him Mitt Romney paid no income taxes for 10 years? Tax experts and fact checkers called this a load of codswallop. But Reid continued to make the charge on the Senate floor, thus assuring that the lie would have plenty of exposure.

Now comes Reid’s willfully exaggerated and hysterical claim that protestors on the Bundy Ranch were “domestic terrorists” – apparently because some of them were armed. No shots were fired.  The only violence occurred when the feds confronted peaceful, apparently unarmed protestors.

In for a penny, in for a pound, says Reid. The majority leader doubled down on his “domestic terrorist” smear on CNN:

In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are “domestic terrorists,” while the state’s Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he considers them “patriots.”

The two men appeared Friday afternoon on KSNV’s “What’s Your Point?” question-and-answer show.

The first question went to Reid, about his comments that a few hundred people protesting and blocking federal action against rancher Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists.”

“What did you mean by that?” co-host Amy Tarkanian asked.

“Just what I said,” Reid responded.

The Democrat later clarified that he was not talking about Bundy himself necessarily, but about outside individuals who traveled to the area in the recent days.

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Bundy has continued grazing anyway, insisting he is within his rights. Last week the issue hit a new hot point when hundreds of self-described militia groups came to Bundy’s land to protest federal action and help him defend his grazing ability.

That’s who Reid described as “domestic terrorists”.

“600 people came armed, they had practiced, they had maneuvered… they set up snipers in strategic locations… they had automatic weapon,” the leading Democrat said Friday. “And they boasted about the fact they put women and children… so they would get hit first.”

“If there were ever an example of people who were domestic violent terrorist wannabes, these are the guys,” Reid concluded.

I’ll take the last lie first. There was no “violence,” so how could he describe the protestors as “violent”? And “violent terrorist wannabes” is a climb-down from calling the protestors out and out “domestic terrorists.” Harry is lying so much he can’t keep track of the untruths he’s uttered.

Were there 600 people who came armed? Um, no — not even close. No one knows how many “militia” members actually showed up. It certainly wasn’t 600. Many of the protestors appeared to be along these lines:

“This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” said Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage kids to the ranch. “They’re learning about the Constitution.”

… Jack Faught, Bundy’s first cousin, drove his forest green 1929 Chevy truck from Mesquite loaded with water and Gatorade.

“It’s not about the cows,” he said. “It’s about the freedom to make our own choices close to home.”

Polo Parra, a 27-year-old tattoo artist from Las Vegas, even showed up with two of his friends to support the rancher. Dressed in baggy clothes and covered in tattoos, the group carried signs that read “TYRANNY IS ALIVE” and “WHERE’S THE JUSTICE?” in red spray-painted letters.

One of Parra’s friends, who would not share his name, had a pistol tucked in his waistband.

“I think it’s bull, and it really made me mad,” said Parra, who decided to make the trip when he heard about the violence that broke out on the ranch. “This isn’t about no turtles or cows.”

One ex-sheriff from Arizona told a reporter that the militias had been “strategizing” about putting women and children up front so they would become casualties in any confrontation. He’s the only person quoted saying that, and it is not even clear he was speaking for anyone but himself. For Reid (or anyone) to make that claim, you would have to believe that the militias were not only well-armed, but working closely together. Again, codswallop.

No doubt there were hotheads among the protestors. But the question must be asked of Reid and others — which came first? Armed militiamen or 200 armed federal agents surrounding the ranch? After Ruby Ridge and Waco, thoughts of a government willing to kill those with unconventional views are not farfetched or paranoid. The government obviously learned nothing from those confrontations and a repeat seemed possible at the Bundy Ranch.

The only violence that has occurred so far has been federal agents tasering Bundy’s son and protestors being pushed around. On the next page is a video of the incident. You tell me who the aggressor is here.

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Fort Hood I was 'workplace violence', Benghazi was a 'spontaneous protest in reaction to a video', but a peaceful protest in the Nevada desert is 'domestic terrorism'.
Who, exactly, is Washington DC working FOR? It sure as hell isn't for us.
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How many times will the Government proclaim its citizens to be the enemy before the feeling is mutual?
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"Bundy may be morally right in his position but he doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on."

Sheesh. The ruination of an otherwise worthwhile article.

A little research can avert a lot of nonsense. For example, what clauses in the Constitution authorize the federal government to own land -- and for what purposes? Is "the protection of the desert tortoise" one of those purposes? What about the Bundys' prescriptive grazing rights -- i.e., their easement, established by prolonged toleration and recognized as such under the common law, for the specific purpose of cattle grazing? And by the way, the BLM is acting on the basis of a regulation never yet reviewed by Congress, and that's not law as the rest of us understand it.

Add to that the clear corruption at the heart of this madness -- i.e., Harry Reid's collaboration with the BLM to get Bundy off his parcel so his son can get fat on the transfer of the land to a Chinese energy concern -- and the Bundys have more than one "legal leg" to stand on.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that "the law" is exactly and only what the Feds say it is. They have reasons to lie, you know.
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After running a hidden operation using his son Rory an attorney and lobbyist as a front man Senator Reid gets caught working with a Chinese Communist promoting a solar scheme like Solyandra. The Senate Majority Leader is caught working with a communist against an American Citizen. Mr. Reid is working with communists now in secret and he get pissed when caught and sends armed men in to maim or murder and American Citizen who he doesn't agree with. Does Senator Reid know that these people sell body part in the black market from people they have executed to get those parts. Hillary won't answer the phone when Benghazi is calling because she's snoring and Harry is harassing a man and threating his life and his families for the Chinese Communists so that he can get in on another Solyandra Scam and make a million/billion, unbelievable stuff here.
30 weeks ago
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I can't totally recall, but wasn't that the same terminology that Janet Reno used before murdering 80 people including 22 innocent children in Waco on completely false pretenses?
30 weeks ago
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Yes, friends, we are facing the USA confiscate cows crisis, and it certainly is the end of freedom in our lifetime.
30 weeks ago
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The majority leader is scared s#itless that come November, he'll be the minority leader. That's what's behind his constant Koch Brothers bashing and describing citizens who have lost their health insurance to Obamacare as liars, and the Bundy ranch supporters as terrorists.
30 weeks ago
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Democrats lost America's first Civil War because they enslaved Black people. Democrats are going to lose America's second Civil War because they attempted to enslave everyone else...
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Reid is propagandizing to facilitate the murder of Bundy's family without pesky questions. His deal to sell Public Land to the Red Chinese is too lucrative to be stopped by a bunch of cattle. Bundy must be imprisoned or killed. There's A LOT of money in question here.
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Wow, the two comments below are the first time I've actually seen a comment "reported", where it actually WAS spam, and not just a POV somebody wanted silenced.

Anyway, a battle can be fought on more than one level. The feds, having practically unlimited force on hand, and BEING the legal system, will chose to fight on the level of violence and law. Bundy, having neither of these, but justice on his side, is fighting on the level of legitimacy. A level the federal government is really tanking on right now, with a large majority of Americans viewing the federal government as largely illegitimate, and a threat to their liberties.

I predict both sides will lose. Bundy will lose the legal fight, and maybe his life. The federal government will lose still more of it's dwindling legitimacy. The left thinks they don't need legitimacy, so long as they have guns. That may be put to a test sooner than they think.
30 weeks ago
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Got it nailed Harry. They are and you are.

Old Harry got caught with his paw
In the cookie jar and couldn’t withdraw
‘twould be easy he thought
But he got caught
And this time might be the last straw

....nnnn..'o^o'..uu!u.....algie
Illegitimi nOn carborundum
30 weeks ago
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WHEN YOU ADD THE BIA TOGETHER WITH THE BLM, YOU GET A BETTER IDEA OF HOW MUCH LAND THE GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY CONTROLS.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't allow Indians to control their own destiny. Hence, there's almost no fracking on Indian lands -- even though the lands are rich with oil and the Indians are 'dirt' poor -- especially in North Dakota. It's time to let the Indians control their own lands, to give the various western states the federally-controlled 'public' lands and to shrink the federal gov't by eliminating these two agencies.
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ENVIRONMENTALISM IS THE LAST REFUGE OF THE SCOUNDREL
Judge Napolitano gave the solution to 'The Bundy Problem' on Fox: All the BLM had to do was put a lien on Bundy's ranch. When he died, the gov'/BLM would get whatever money is owed. Clearly, the BLM wanted the land -- not the money. The BLM spent about $1 million, which is what it claims Bundy owes, outsourcing a company to collect Bundy's cattle. What a waste of taxpayer's money. Clearly, the BLM couldn't care less about the desert tortoise. It has senselessly killed countless tortoises. It has also moved the tortoise habitat on other Nevada land that Reid wanted for his own money-making schemes. Windmills kill eagles because eagles don't look ahead when flying, but rather look down for prey -- so they fly directly into windmills. Solar panels kill migrating birds by frying them with reflected sunlight. It's time people realized that green energy schemes and crony capitalism kill endangered species, not cattle.
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