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Stawman army, looked like patriots to me. Funny I didn't see you on the marching field, as you always say you will be there. Smart choice, but you will see in short order what this "strawman army" will do if required. The only people that think its a joke are the very ones who will cry and wail when it becomes time to take our Country back, and they end up on the very short end of the stick. I was there, where were you and your big mouth? Progressives all bluster and NO BA...

-- Posted by Moral majority on Thu, Apr 17, 2014, at 9:51 AM

Boy, lots of feathers are ruffled....

Change happens by evolution or revolution, look around the world... lots of unhappy folks and maybe rightfully so... we are in the mix somewhere.

-- Posted by bob8492 on Thu, Apr 17, 2014, at 8:33 AM

The Republicans decided to add to their enemy strawman army when it comes to elevating an outlaw rancher to John Wayne in Boston Harbor status; Illegal aliens and the poor.

Do the research and you'll see the Republicans don't.

-- Posted by sara-connor on Thu, Apr 17, 2014, at 8:32 AM

Sammy,

300 head of cattle, which most likely equates to 150 pair (mom and baby). The $1.35 per month is per pair of cattle. That gives us a max of 240 (20 years) 240 months x 150 pair x $1.35 = $48,600.00. $1.1 million ?????? That figures to $202.50 per month. It also figures out to approx. 90,000 lbs dressed out and wrapped meat on the shelves. 90,000 by twelve months figures to 7,500 lbs of meat on the shelves at your grocer every 1st of the month. How many illegals in this country getting 5-10 times that $202.50 per month.

-- Posted by dudewheresmycar on Thu, Apr 17, 2014, at 7:51 AM

We're no longer surprised when the Republicans can turn a simple 20 year act of lawlessness into a fight about patriotic freedom and the trampling on of individuals rights.

# Landlord is all US Citizens.

# Squatter is a Nevada rancher but only squatting for a 20 year period as of today.

# Squatter decides he doesn't recognize We the People as his official government.

# We the People want to legally evict the squatter of 20 years for repeated violations of multiple court orders.

# Republicans take up arms in some sort of Tea Party Blockade to protect a lawless squatter.

# Republicans invoke the "trampling on of individuals rights" meme.

# Republicans erect an enemy strawman army consisting of "China, climate change, solar energy, tortoises, Harry Reid and do so without considering facts, law or the history of this issue.

# Republicans, when it comes to helping others, insist golfers and cows in store parking lots instead of hungry people get this welfare and subsidies.

Choo choo, Boys. The Paranoia Wayne Train will be making a stop at the local golfball course. On the welfare menu is free grass, free golf and your new red, white and blue debit card.

-- Posted by sara-connor on Thu, Apr 17, 2014, at 7:17 AM

You are posting a lot tonight Kool-Aid Buzz. I suggest that you sleep it off. I probably won't respond to most of your comments. They are a waste of time.

-- Posted by Sam_1776 on Wed, Apr 16, 2014, at 10:17 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) seems to have a newfound passion for the rule of law. If this is true, he should be writing articles of impeachment against the President for his years of lawless conduct.

When asked his thoughts on the situation by a local reporter after the tense standoff seemingly diffused, Sen. Reid said simply, "It's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and get away with it. So it's not over."

Most would agree that breaking the law must have consequences. The concept of every American being equal under the law demands it.

Of course, this might create some problems for the Obama Administration which has shown a unique disregard for the law -- notably, the Obama administration's whimsical changing of legal deadlines contained within Obamacare, and their IRS illegally targeting the political opponents of Washington's leftist majority party.

-- Posted by CoolBreeze83647 on Wed, Apr 16, 2014, at 9:43 PM

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R., Calif.) had two simple questions Wednesday for three of the Obama administration's top Afghanistan specialists: How much have we spent annually in Afghanistan and how many American troops have been killed in Afghanistan this year? None of the witnesses at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Afghanistan had an answer. This video should make anyone who sees it sick to their stomach, whether Liberal or Conservative, Democrat, Republican or Independent!

http://live.wsj.com/video/afghanistan-ex...

-- Posted by CoolBreeze83647 on Wed, Apr 16, 2014, at 9:27 PM

Liz Peek was one of the first women on Wall Street to earn that most hallowed of titles --Partner. Liz was the first woman to head the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts, a national organization of several hundred energy investors, and was a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Oil and Gas Journal, Wall Street Transcript and other industry periodicals. In recent years Liz has been a columnist with The Fiscal Times and FoxNews.com. For several years she was the business columnist for The New York Sun; she has also written for The Huffington Post, The Motley Fool and published a weekly column on Women on the Web. She has been twice nominated for a Loeb Award. Since Ms. Peek's academic and occupational credentials speak for themselves, your feeble attempt to discredit her fails miserably. By the way, I thought Republicans were "warring on women", or so we've heard from many Breakfast Clubbers on this blog. And yet, here is the uber libiot Sammy/sara attempting to besmirch her character? How can this be? I guess real learned women must drink from the Democrat Kool-Aid trough for them to REALLY be intellectual and successful, huh?

Peek provided facts as well as figures in her assessment evidenced in this quote from the article: "If you're African American, there's about a one-in-two chance you grow up without a father in your house -- one in two." Actually, some studies indicate that an African-American youngster has only a one in six chance of growing up with both parents. Some 83 percent of black parent couples either never marry or get divorced, compared to 45 percent of whites and 36 percent of Asians." To back this up, Ms. Peek then mention a study by Ken Blackwell and Pat Fagan who found that " when you remove marriage as a factor, there is virtually no difference between whites and blacks on graduation, employment and staying out of jail."

I choose to believe people like Liz Peek that possess credentials, cite facts and figures, and are much more in the know than some blog troll that uses emotion and insults to garner attention. Your attempt to shoot the messenger and then the message, are both failures.

-- Posted by CoolBreeze83647 on Wed, Apr 16, 2014, at 9:19 PM

Hi Mountain Home:

I was in an accident yesterday in the downtown area with my dog. During the accident I dropped the leash and my dog ran away.

I would like to offer my gratitude and thanks to the lady who saw this, followed my dog on her panicked race through town and made sure she got home. Just the idea of someone doing this makes me smile...thank you.

Thanks,

Tim Bondy

-- Posted by bondyweb on Wed, Apr 16, 2014, at 8:57 PM

Kool-Aid Buzz, you really need to present a legitimate messenger. She works for Fox News for Pete's sake. What is her message? She says that racism, the gender gap on wages, and discrimination against minorities and the poor shouldn't be talked about.

She tries to present facts that these things don't exist. She fails because she doesn't provide the complete facts. That is the refutation.

However, here is a fact. A young black teenager was shot and killed. His crime was walking in a neighborhood that someone who considered himself to be white didn't think should be there. The police failed to investigate until forced to after some of the evidence was gone. The "white guy" was acquitted.

Here is another fact. dudewheresmycar comment today: "I saw one of those free grazing cows from Nevada in the Mountain Home Walmart parking lot. Will somebody tell that cow there is no free grazing in Mountain Home until the 1st of the month." Guess what. That is discrimination against a woman to call her a "cow" and I'll bet the woman looked to Moral majority like she was either poor, black, or both.

He clearly assumed that she was on welfare because of his often mentioned comment that the 1st of the month was when welfare of some kind is provided.

Here is another fact. In Elmore county a woman was tossed across a jail cell by one of her jailors and then she was handcuffed. She was already in a jail cell. Was the handcuff a punishment of some kind? The excuse that you have is that we didn't see the before and after pictures of the video. You miss the point that it doesn't matter if the woman was troubled and was a problem. This shouldn't have happened to her.

"the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. -- Pearl S. Buck

So keep on drinking your Kool-Aid and believing that racism, the gender gap, and discrimination against minorities and the poor isn't happening.

-- Posted by Sam_1776 on Wed, Apr 16, 2014, at 7:46 PM

proofpositive,

I never commented on his qualifications for "teaching at POST". What are you talking about! Going on and on about subjects that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. I question his qualifications for his current position.

Your comment "case closed" made me giggle.

-- Posted by McCallumS on Wed, Apr 16, 2014, at 5:48 PM

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