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Steve Benson

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    It’s been hysterical to watch the Fox News commentators, after accusing Obama and Eric Holder for months of not enforcing laws aimed at illegal immigrants, insisting that he should NEVER enforce laws broken by an armed white rancher. Now, let’s see. What’s the difference between an immigrant and a white rancher… I can’t quite put my finger on it…

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Timothy Egan has a great piece on this in the New York Times today. “After all, wasn’t the Tea Party born in a rant by Rick Santelli of CNBC about deadbeat homeowners? He complained about taxpayers’ subsidizing “losers’ mortgages” and he said we should “reward people that can carry the water instead of drinking the water.” Believe me, Bundy’s cattle are drinking an awful lot of our water, and not paying for it.”

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I think the government is trying not to kill a bunch of people in the process. I researched the background on this. Cliven Bundy does not own the land and in fact paid the fees for many years. I guess he decided it was more profitable not to pay. It has been through the courts and they have decided he must pay. It is just a matter of enforcement. I don’t know why anybody feels sorry for him, he has a thousand head of cattle and is clearly a multi-millionaire. He is saving a bundle and getting a bunch of tea party type mopes to do his dirty work. Maybe he will end up getting them killed by why should he care, he is making money.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    I agree with your point of view but I’ll quibble with one point that he is wealthy. Cattle take a lot of labor and feed is expensive. Beef consumption has been steadily declining for some time, thus beef prices are not high. He must need to supplement desert pasture with purchased feed since his grazing permit has been considerably degraded through over-grazing. Legal fees over twenty years add up. He appears to be trying to maintain a family ponderosa and is struggling. Not paying grazing fees is probably one way of coping.

  5. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, over 2 years ago


    one is a citizen

  6. 2011worldchamps

    2011worldchamps said, over 2 years ago

    @Tim Culberson

    hmm, so if a citizen commits a crime then its o.k? I’m a citizen can i bring my goat and graz on your lawn?

  7. lbalch798

    lbalch798 said, over 2 years ago


    not paying my bills for 2-3 months would sure help me cope. But I doubt that the teaparty would back me up.

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    - “139 cattle missing” – whose word, Bundy’s? That’s credible.
    - “$175,000 is enough to pay grazing fees for over 100 years” Check your math – not even close.
    - “Damage to water tanks” – Blame it on BLM, but more likely lack of ranch maintenance.
    - There is no deal between Harry Reid and the Chinese.
    Don’t just make it up. See 1opinion re. ignorance.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The right-wing militia guys, emboldened by the defiance of the Archie Bundys of this country, are displaying their chest-thumping bravado (while putting their women in front as human shields, hoping to make martyrs) in acts that can best be described as a riot at the least, and an armed insurrection at worst. Meanwhile, they are being egged on by the right-wing hate-crazed media (including FOX News), who are themselves skirting the edges of sedition.
    And there are posters here who think that’s just swell.

  10. DenverMosaic

    DenverMosaic said, over 2 years ago

    “Harry Reid is wanting to help put a Chinese mega corperation
    (sic) in charge of the land.”

    Since 1993, right?
    That’s when he stopped paying his grazing fees and decided he should get a free ride.
    First, Bundy doesn’t own the land. Regardless how many times he mentions state sovereignty over federal rights, it ain’t his.
    Second, he is breaking the law. He twice had his day in court. and lost. Now he’s calling on his armed delusional buddies to intimidate the law.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Go to SNOPES and you’ll find the Reid connection is totally debunked as a lie.

    Bundy is a thief and liar, defrauding the TAXPAYERS.

    BTW: most of Nevada is PUBLIC DOMAIN, not just “public land”, which means it NEVER LEFT FEDERAL OWNERSHIP, as it was never accepted by the state of Nevada.

    TEA party”, “sovereigns”, “sagebrush rebels”, all making fraudulent charges, backed by sources as criminally (slander and libel) as Fox News, and the Koch brothers various operations. While a few in the TEA party do have some valid points, the accumulated majority of them are just like the “sovereigns” and “sagebrush rebels”, totally nuts, and more than welcome to move to Somalia if they want some desert land and the “government” they desire.

    Also btw, the only folks at the “confrontation” with rifles and body armor were the Bundy backers, which IS sedition and treason, as in taking up arms against the government.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    “Funny how the govt. backed doen the moment the “Reid connectyion” was brought to light.”

    As was suggested above, check with

    “Funny too how Al Sharpton’s NAN group owes $2 million in back taxes.”

    Not funny. If true, the taxes should be paid or those in charge should be brought up on tax evasion charges. However, as has oft been said: two wrongs do not make a right.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    Had that happened, it would not be a newsworthy item.

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    FAUX NEWS SQUAK FAUX NEWS. Good lord that gets old.
    On Glenn Beck’s website they debunked the Reid connection, though there have been posters here mentioning an endangered animal relocation AFTER the chinese move in.

  15. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    But Sean Hannity approved of Mr. Bundy, and Sean Hannity is all about Christianity.

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