7 months, 1 week ago by Strawman
Most of us have experienced the lead up to a playground fight. It usually starts with one party calling the other party names while the other party looks on. The second party responds in kind only to see party number one step up and add a physical element to the equation. Maybe it’s a shove, maybe it’s the finger---maybe it’s a poke in the chest.
Which is what we’re seeing in Nevada with the Bundy case. Cliven Bundy, according to some sources, has been illegally having his cattle graze on property controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) since 1993. Bundy has tangled with the law numerous times during that past 20 years and has used the argument that his Mormon ancestors worked the land in question back in 1877 and he’s within his rights have his cattle graze there. But this is Harry Reid’s state and you can fill in the blank from there. Bundy supporters, who Reid calls “terrorists”, faced off with the Feds earlier this week. We almost had an incident. But the Feds backed down, and returned Bundy’s cattle—cattle they had confiscated under the rule of law. Yeah.
Will this become another Waco---another Ruby Ridge? Time will tell.
And then there’s the case of Andy Johnson of Wyoming. After Johnson and his wife, Katie, built a stock pond on their eight-acre farm the EPA came in and said he violated the Clean Water Act. Apparently Johnson needed the blessing of the Army Corp of Engineers—another in a long list of do-nothing-power-grabbing-government-agencies, which he didn’t get—because it’s a POND!!! A man-made pond meant to attract wildlife—which is exempt from Clean Water Act regulations. Oh!
The EPA has told Johnson to return the land to its original state or face fines. Big life changing fines. All that’s still pending.
You won’t find the word “contrition” in any EPA handout as the EPA is NEVER wrong.
So, who among you is the next Cliven Bundy or Andy Johnson? Do you know anyone who’s recently built a lake or a pond on a piece of “just-get-away-from-it-all” property?
Now, were I Eric Holder, the race card would have been proudly displayed here because, after all, both Bundy and Johnson are white. Apparently they’re both family men (family—mom-dad-children all live in the same home), have jobs, and pay taxes. They both sound like the kind of people that Holder and his BFF, Barack Obama, have little or no use for---other than to help fund the regime’s endeavors.
Ah, the EPA, Corp of Engineers, the IRS….those are some pretty big clubs Mr. Obama has in the bag, hmmmm?? Is there a Lois Lerner type at the EPA or Corp? You know there is.
And while we’re focusing on the Corp, has anyone heard the rumor about the ENBRIDGE project called “THE FLANAGAN SOUTH” pipeline being held up just north of Quincy by the Corp?
From what I understand ENBRIDGE had been granted a permit during the project planning stages to drill under the Mississippi River to connect the Illinois and Missouri pipe (it’s all over Northeast Missouri). But in a typical Obama “move the goalposts when the urge moves me stunt”, the Corp changed its mind---like about 6 months ago---and the pipeline has come to a halt. Not on the Missouri side---they’re still going full blast, but nothing is moving until someone at the Corp, or maybe the EPA or maybe the DOJ has had a moment to pray over the issue. Smells like another Keystone pipleline (remember that one?) to me.
And speaking of prayer….keep those you love in yours today.