Bundy Ranch: we knew it wasn’t over

From KRNVNews4.com:

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn’t been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says “it’s not over.”

Reid tells News4′s Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. “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.

Of course it’s not over; the events moved into the “public relations abortion” side of the column — a situation the feds didn’t see coming.  They’ve pulled back, yes; but simply to regroup.  Reid is correct about that.

If this turns into an actual shooting scenario, I can’t think of another setting that has the potential to turn the western United States into a powder keg, with huge ramifications for the rest of the nation.

BZ

P.S.
Why no word about this?  I suppose solar projects don’t harm or inhibit the desert tortoise, but cattle do?

 

Journalist Wearing Google Glass Claims He Was Attacked; Device Smashed In SF Mission District

US-TECHNOLOGY-GOOGLE-GLASSFrom CBS KPIX 5:

by Carlos E. Castañeda

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man said he had his Google Glass snatched of his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.

20-year-old journalist Kyle Russell, a reporter for Business Insider, said the attack happened as he was walking on the sidewalk with a colleague. A woman came up to him and yelled, “Glass!” and grabbed the device off his face and sprinted away, he said.

Russell said he chased the woman through traffic for a block before she stopped and flung the $1,500 device onto the ground, breaking it – then running away again.

Google Glass Tweet 1Let me make a statement, and let there be no mistake: good for her.  Good for the unknown woman who smashed this “man”s” privacy-invading device into the ground.

Because there has to be, there must be, consequences for the invasion of privacy of individuals in our society.

If not lawfully, then societally.

As a cop, I fully realize that anyone and everyone has a complete and full right to record whatever my actions may be in public as a result of my response to various calls.  And that I have no lawful ability to stop said persons from recording my reactions and my events.  That much is certain.

On the other hand, cops are now wearing body and eye cams, as well as implementing LPR technologies.

Fine.  Monitor me as I take a dump at work.  You want to see that, you are welcome to it.

But my off duty time is my off duty time.  And the first person that I see in a bar or in a restaurant or in line awaiting service for something/anything or recording “casually” my life on Google Glass will be rewarded with an unfortunate result.

My private life does not exist as an entertainment value for someone else, to be immured for infinity on a hard drive or the internet.  I do not exist for your “amusement” or for your pleasure or for your diversion.

Meaning: if I see you recording me in a private venue via Google Glass, things won’t go well.  For you, I mean.

And clearly I’m not alone.

BZ

 

The Nevada incident: shakedowns and tortoises

One small question for BLM: since 1993 and since Mr Bundy has grazed cows on the aforementioned property involving 160,000 acres, how is it that the tortoise species hasn’t been entirely wiped out and eliminated due to the torturous trampling of those evil methane-producing cows?

How is it the tortoise even exists on the property at all — since the government is killing this tortoise in another area of Nevada?

Moreover, where is Harry Reid on the issue?  He is, don’t you find, remarkably and shockingly silent on the issue.  I wonder why that might be?

BZ

Raffi Williams, son of Juan Williams, called a “white dude” and told to shut up by racist Ebony magazine female editor

Let’s put things in context, first, shall we?

Raffi Williams is the son of former NPR Left-leaning host and writer Juan Williams.

Juan Williams Fired From NPRHere is Juan Williams, above:  Juan Williams is black.

Raffi Williams, son of Juan WilliamsHere is his son, Raffi Williams, above:  Raffi Williams is black.

Just why would female Ebony magazine editor Jamilah Lemieux “step in it” last week, pray tell?

From Twitchy.com:

After being rudely treated by Ebony editor Jamilah Lemieux, RNC staffer Raffi Williams stuck up for himself and other minority conservatives. Well, Lemieux’s supporters evidently do think black conservatives have a place in society — as long as that place is isolated and soundproof.

But first, Jamilah clearly indicated she isn’t interested in listening to anyone:

Jamilah 1But the “best” worst part?

Jamilah Williams TweetThere you go.  An uninformed black chick calling a black guy white.  Because she’s ignorant and now has her racist tendencies outed.  She sees race where the issue of melanin doesn’t exist.

This occurred on Twitter.  Ben Carson and Armstrong Williams will be publishing a new magazine for Conservatives and Ebony trashed it.  Raffi Williams supported the attempt.  The editor weighed in and, amongst other things, called Raffi white.  But white or black isn’t right or wrong, it’s a matter of diversity of viewpoints.

“Oh great, here comes a White dude telling me how to do this Black thing.  Pass.”

Once again, Leftists proving that they are serial racists and serial crushers of actual diverse melanin and diverse critical thinking.  Raffi Williams is now a “race traitor.”

Ever wonder why this country cannot seem to get past its race issues?  Plain and simple, it’s because a number of specifically-delineated black racists cannot and will not allow America to do so; it would diminish both their power and their cash.  Ebony editor Jamilah Lemieux has had her Race Card already outed and is now categorized with the Race and Poverty Pimpish likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, et al — just like the DHS employee who advocated “killing a lot of whites” and, incredibly, a 2013 poll that dared to show more Americans view blacks as racist than whites or Hispanics.

Finally, I say this: reverse the roles and realize how long the flames of the incident would have been continually fanned by Leftists in the DEM (Defeatist, Elitist Media) and AMM (American Media Maggots).

The Left simply wants to shut down thinking that is not completely congruent with their own, plain and simple.  If you are black, you can only think one way.  If white, another.  How foolish and shallow is that?

BZ

 

Sen. Sessions: ‘Deliberate Plan by President’ to Collapse U.S. Law Enforcement System

Cruz-on-obamas-lawsFrom CNSNews.com:

by Craig Bannister

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said today that Americans need to stand up to “a deliberate plan by the president of the United States” to collapse the nation’s law enforcement system regarding illegal immigration.

“Our law enforcement system is in a state of collapse, and it’s a deliberate plan by the president of the United States, and it’s wrong. And, people need to be aware of it and need to stand up to it and I believe the American people are beginning to do so.”

“So, you come into the country illegally and the attorney general of the United States declares that these individuals have a civil right to amnesty. How can this possibly be: the chief law enforcement officer in America?

I believe those are entirely viable comments for Mr Sessions to make.

Then, of course, there is this:

Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

by Julia Preston

HIDALGO, Tex. — Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, while on the Mexican side smugglers pulled up in vans and unloaded illegal migrants.

The agents were clearly visible on that recent afternoon, but the migrants were undeterred. Mainly women and children, 45 in all, they crossed the narrow river on the smugglers’ rafts, scrambled up the bluff and turned themselves in, signaling a growing challenge for the immigration authorities.

The migrants are no longer primarily Mexican laborers. Instead they are Central Americans, including many families with small children and youngsters without their parents, who risk a danger-filled journey across Mexico. Driven out by deepening poverty but also by rampant gang violence, increasing numbers of migrants caught here seek asylum, setting off lengthy legal procedures to determine whether they qualify.

We are on our way towards not being a nation of laws, but a nation of conveniences and entitlements — expected now by persons not born on our soil.

This is a dangerous path to tread.  What occurs when other venues of persons decide, on their own, which laws they will or will not obey?  What happens, thanks to the Obama Administration’s non-handling of and disinterest in holding the IRS accountable — for example — when people have no confidence in the IRS and decide to no longer voluntarily comply?

This is, again, a dangerous path to tread.

BZ