Demorat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “Something is going to happen” to stop Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

Harry Reid LargeThe threats from the omnipotent United States government in DC continue and are legion — and we, as United States citizens, are beginning to tire of these threats.

Texas has already thrown up a road block.

First, Harry Reid said he knew “it wasn’t over,” regarding the Bundy situation:

“Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said back on April 15th, tax day.

This bespeaks volumes in and of itself.

Now, Nevada Senator Harry Reid — who is also the Senate Majority Leader — has thrown his power against Nevada land owners.  And against, literally, his own constituents.

Ultimately, this may not play so remarkably well.

From CBSLasVegas.com:

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land.

“It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”

Reid called militias staying at Bundy’s Bunkerville ranch “domestic violent terrorist-wannabes.”

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., disagreed with Reid, telling KSNV that these militia members are “patriots” and took issue with how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management handled the situation.

“I take more issues with the BLM coming in with a paramilitary army of individuals with snipers. I’m talking to people and groups that are there at the event. Your own government with sniper lenses on you. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable,” Heller told KSNV.

The junior Nevada senator also stated that he wants congressional hearings held about BLM trying to round-up Bundy’s cattle.

My guess is this: “something” won’t play well and it won’t be nice.

BZ

 

Texas Attorney General to the feds: NO

Texas_FlagFrom Breitbart.com:

Exclusive–Texas AG Abbott to BLM: ‘Come and Take It’

After Breitbart Texas reported on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) intent to seize 90,000 acres belonging to Texas landholders along the Texas/Oklahoma line, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott questioned the BLM’s authority to take such action. 

“I am about ready,” General Abbott told Breitbart Texas, “to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’  flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.”

[ That would be Molon Labe.-- BZ ]

Gen. Abbott sent a strongly-worded letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze, asking for answers to a series of questions related to the potential land grab. 

“I am deeply concerned about the notion that the Bureau of Land Management believes the federal government has the authority to swoop in and take land that has been owned and cultivated by Texas landowners for generations,” General Abbott wrote. “The BLM’s newly asserted claims to land along the Red River threaten to upset long-settled private property rights and undermine fundamental principles—including the rule of law—that form the foundation of our democracy. Yet, the BLM has failed to disclose either its full intentions or the legal justification for its proposed actions. Decisions of this magnitude must not be made inside a bureaucratic black box.”

The great state of Tejas seems to draw a line in the sand and make a stand.

As to what kind of standoff might Texas might be facing with the BLM on this matter, Abbott said, “I think that we should be able to resolve this from a legal standpoint because, I believe, what the BLM is doing clearly violates the law. They don’t have any legal standing whatsoever to do this and that’s why I have issued this letter today.”

In the letter, Gen. Abbott details five issues for the BLM to address:

  1. Please delineate with specificity each of the steps for the RMP/EIS process for property along the Red River.
  2. Please describe the procedural due process the BLM will afford to Texans whose property may be claimed by the federal government.
  3. Please confirm whether the BLM agrees that, from 1923 until the ratification of the Red River Boundary Compact, the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma was the gradient line of the south bank of the Red River.  To the extent the BLM does not agree, please provide legal analysis supporting the BLM’s position.
  4. Please confirm whether the BLM still considers Congress’ ratification of the Red River Boundary Compact as determinative of its interest in land along the Red River? To the extent the BLM does not agree, please provide legal analysis supporting the BLM’s new position.
  5. Please delineate with specificity the amount of Texas territory that would be impacted by the BLM’s decision to claim this private land as the property of the federal government.

This is perhaps Rawhide Down.

Or is it not?

BZ

 

Another reason why Jeb Bush should be cast aside:

I wrote about Jeb Bush here, in re his ludicrous “act of love.”

Jeb Bush Act of LoveSo now: Jeb Bush is back at it again.

From Breitbart.com:

Jeb Bush Pushes Amnesty, More High-Tech Visas at Education Conference

At a prominent conference of education innovators, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, called for more guest worker programs and a path to amnesty for all of the country’s illegal immigrants.

Speaking at what is known as the “Davos in the Desert” event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday evening, Bush said the United States needed “robust guest worker programs” and an expansion of H1-B visas for the high-tech industry,” even though the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been called a myth. He also called for a “tough but fair path to legalized status” for all of the country’s illegal immigrants and an end to immigration quotas for countries. 

Bush said that it was not an “American value to have 12-13 million people living in the shadows” and spoke about the need to protect borders and sanction companies that may hire illegal immigrants.

He asserted that the “rags to riches rate” in the country is only four percent and that the American Dream is being replaced with “stickiness at both ends,” as those born either wealthy or poor are likely to remain so while the middle class feels the squeeze.

Jeb Bush is just another RINO whose goal is to acquire votes any way he can.

His goal, most recently, is to ingratiate himself into the Mexican community and, more pointedly, into the illegal community.  He is out for votes and out to reduce the importance of federal rules — just perfectly in keeping with the Obama Administration.

And I am done with that as I am likewise done with Jeb Bush.

Just as we don’t need another Clinton fucking up our country, we don’t need another Bush fucking up our country.  I have had more than enough.

There is in fact a definite limit to “tolerance.”

I am done with Republicans embracing the discard of our federal laws.  If the laws are so onerous and so oppressive, then change the laws.

Until then, the laws that are in place are the rule of the land.  Until they are not.  And until they are kicked aside by politicians and lawmakers who purposely choose which laws they shall enforce and which laws they shall ignore.

Goose and gander.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

If you, ladies and gentlemen of DC, can purposely select which laws to enforce and which laws to purposely ignore, then I submit: I should be able to do the same thing.

What if people chose to not send checks into DC via taxes?

What if the Electorate decided to act as DC does?

BZ