Friday, May 9, 2014

Last Call For The People's Republic Of Bundystan

The FBI is finally looking into the de facto state of citizen martial law that exists near the Bundy Ranch in Nevada.  Yes, those "sovereign citizen" domestic terrorist types are still there and Bundy as his supporters are still trying to do everything they can to precipitate a deadly showdown with law enforcement.  From Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS-TV:

The I-Team has confirmed that FBI agents have launched a formal investigation into alleged death threats, intimidation and possible weapons violations that culminated with a dangerous showdown on April 12, and the first people to be interviewed by FBI agents are Metro Police, starting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillispie.

Federal employees suspended their roundup of Cliven Bundy's cattle, following a confrontation outside the BLM compound near Bunkerville. At the urging of Metro Police, Bundy's cattle were released, but BLM's new director announced the matter wasn't over and would be resolved, one way or another.

Last week, the I-Team talked with Metro officers who intervened to protect the lives of federal employees from the 400 or so Bundy supporters and armed militia members. Officers told the I-Team they feared for their lives that day because of the assembled firepower, and because many in the crowd had pointed weapons at officers, taunted them, told them they should be ready to die.

Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who was left in charge of the Metro contingent by Sheriff Doug Gillespie, told the I-Team that such alleged behavior would be the subject of a criminal investigation.

"The federal authorities are conducting an investigation and I am pretty confident it is going to go into the future," Lombardo said.

He added there would be consequences for someone caught on videotape pointing a gun at a Metro office or federal ranger.

"Yes, there is definitely going to be consequences, definitely. That is unacceptable behavior. If we let it go, it would continue into the future," Lombardo said.

The I-Team has learned that Lombardo was interviewed by FBI agents earlier this week. The first person to be questioned by the FBI team was Lombardo's boss, Sheriff Gillespie.

OK, so the investigation is coming at least.  That's good, I just hope nobody gets hurt in the process.  These guys really, really do want to kill some feds and frankly I'm surprised nobody's been hurt yet.  We'll see.

Mr. 47 Percent Meets The Minimum Wage

Mittens has decided that the unwashed masses who do that "work" thing might deserve a few extra of those "dollars" on the low end of things, just to make it up to them for the awful drudgery of their lives.

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that he believes the Republican Party ought to get on board with raising the minimum wage.

"I part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it," Romney said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Because frankly our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us."

The former Massachusetts governor had waffled on the issue during the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election. He first expressing support for indexing the minimum wage to keep pace with inflation before asserting there was no need to raise it. Romney didn't say on "Morning Joe" how much of a minimum wage increase he would support.

Romney also argued that income inequality has grown during the Obama administration, hitting black and Hispanic families particularly hard. That gives the GOP an opportunity to court those minority communities, he said.

"Key for our party is to be able to convince the people who are in the working population, particularly the Hispanic community, that our party will help them get better jobs and better wages," he said.

Why of course those people will be thanking Mitt and the GOP for raising the minimum wage and wouldn't credit President Obama and the Democrats at all.  Why, that's just the sharp thinking that got Mitt Romney elected as President in 2012, by gum.

Of course, Mitt's just opened up a huge can of worms for the rest of the GOP field of hopefuls, who now have to come up with a stance on the minimum wage (or flip flop on it like Mitt did).

Romney responded by noting that as governor, he had vetoed a bill to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts. 
“I vetoed it and I said, look, the way to deal with minimum wage is this: On a regular basis, I said in the proposal I made, every two years, we should look at the minimum wage, we should see what’s happened to inflation, we should also look at the jobs level throughout the country, unemployment rate, competitive rates in other states or, in this case, other nations,” he said.

Now it's okay I guess.

Dear America:

"Benghazi is THE END of Obama, do you hear me?  THE END of Obama and THE END of the Democrat Party and THE END of liberalism and it will all come crashing down around and THEN WHAT, LIBTARDS?  THEN WHAT?!?!

Facts?  Umm...BENGHAZI! I WIN!"

--Ron Christie, Daily Beast

Bonus Verbatim Stupid:

The Obama administration has misled, dissembled, and otherwise given the finger to the families of those who lost their lives that night in service to their country. I’m willing to believe that the personnel on the ground in Benghazi were terrified, confused, and hoping the cavalry was on its way to save them from terrorists seeking to kill them. We need a Special Select Committee on Benghazi to ascertain these facts and ensure that such a disaster never occurs again. We need truth, not bullsh*t, from the president and his administration, but so far, that’s all they’ve been shoveling.

I'm willing to believe that hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans were terrified, confused, and hoping the cavalry was on its way too during the Bush administration, but we were too busy murdering them for being brown..  But it sure is fun to pretend that there's some grand cover-up that resulted in four dead bodies when Bush's incompetence cost us a couple thousand times that.

I'm sure this will somehow cause real problems for President Obama's re-election campaign.


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