The most "incendiary" comment relates to reporters and "pistol packing militia" and "lighter fluid", but really says nothing about what those pistols were doing.
Nevada is an "open carry" state.
A guy with a pistol firmly in a holster is, by any definition, "pistol packing".
Consider how reporters/the media will sensationalize any old thing and you'll understand my skepticism.
Like the "pouring lighter fluid around the news vehicle" comment.
Now prove it.
Was it really lighter fluid?
Or did one of the militia men dump the last swallow of warm Gatorade out of a bottle on the side of the road and the reporter somehow "imagined" it was lighter fluid?
Again, more allegations, absolutely no proof of anything.
When I say I want some evidence what I mean is I want images or video of these alleged checkpoints.
I want to see militia members surrounding vehicles, guns drawn, people being "held at gunpoint", and proof of residency being demanded.
I want to see a guy standing there with a Zippo can in his hand circling a vehicle with something that at least appears to be lighter fluid.
Again, we are being bombarded with images daily of mortars dropping in Syria, RPGs being launched in Afghanistan, roadside bombs in Iraq, armed clashes in Ukraine.
Real violence from some of the most dangerous places in the world.
And reporters in Nevada, where there have been exactly zero violent incidents, can't climb a berm with a telephoto lens and take a single picture of completely peaceful (perhaps threatening, maybe even menacing, but so far completely peaceful) militia members manning a checkpoint?
It all reeks of an alarmist ratings grab.
I could give a good God damn what happens to Cliven Bundy.Another little item I found while Googling that relates to comments about how Bundy should be paying the state of Nevada instead of the BLM for grazing rights. Don't know if that would work to well with Mr Bundy. Nevada charges between $12 and $14 per AUM (animal unit per month), the BLM charges $1.35 AUM and the average price east of the Rockies approaches $16 AUM
Frankly, I think the man should have either been fined, arrested, or maybe even sent to jail, years ago.
To me the man is no more and no less than a (very ugly) poster-boy for abusive government overreach and media complicity in an ongoing effort to continuously erode American rights/liberties.
I have no interest in what happens to him.
My only interest is related to what has sprung up because of him.