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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for January 27, 2016
Flo: So what's yawr name, and what d'ya call yawr group? Lester: My name is Lester Moore, but it's not just a group. It's a consortium of real amer'kins dedicated to shrinkin' the guvamint down to nuthin'...then later we chose a name... Ok, it's unanimous! From now on, we're called... Flo: The outhouse whackos? Lester: No..."Less is more"! See what I did there? Clever and catchy, eh? Eddie: Yeah, but hers is maw accurate.
Much as I kinda hate to carry yesterdays conversation into day, Ah, what the heck? It’s going to come here anyway.Just saw the news, it was not, as some of the headlines for some reason say, a siege, but a traffic stop in which law enforcement was fired upon at some point while they were arresting the occupants of the vehicle.Cliven Bundy’s sons have been arrested plus three others and another in the town of Burns. One of their militant followers was killed at the traffic stop after firing upon law enforcement. The deceased has possibly been watching too many movies as he had been reported to have said he wouldn’t be taken alive. Not sure if he said it during the stop, but apparently it was part of his tough guy talk. So, likely something he’s said more then once. Much as I try to use as reliable source as I can, at this point of reporting things can change. Anyway, if true, I guess he should be happy then???It does seem law enforcement has learned an important lesson from what happened in Waco, by catching them out and about, away from the children, by not storming the castle, so-to-speak. Not sure if the siege by the militants is done at the Federal Reserve, but this should be a start in the right direction to ending that. With the leaders having been arrested, and one dieing and bringing some reality to their situation, hopefully, they will find this a good time to surrender.And yes, it’s sad someone died, but he put himself in that position, no one else, as it was his intent to kill those trying to arrest him..Perhaps, by one death others will wise up that this in not some childhood cops and robbers game. This is real and the results of their actions will be final.