The Watering Hole: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Now What?

Reports are coming in that hundreds of homeless families, many of them armed, have set up encampments on the Federal land near Bunkersville, Nevada, site of the recent standoff between citizen militia and the federal government.

Homeless advocates are claiming that if cows can live on federal land, rent free, people should be allowed to do so, also.

So far, federal agents do not seem inclined to intervene. Meanwhile, the smell of bbq beef wafts down the valley from the general direction of the homeless camps each evening.

OPEN THREAD.

52 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Now What?

  1. The homeless as patriots – grand idea and would possibly cause Bundy to wet his pants!

  2. with all the showmanship, grandstanding, flag waiving, gun toting, and general hate speech, has anyone asked Cliven Bundy, at age 67, if he’s sent his Social Security checks back to the federal government he doesn’t believe exists?

  3. BTW….Pat Robertson is predicting the end times, sometime next week. Yep, a huge asteroid is gonna BAM! slam down on us, and baby Jesus will be reborn from the womb of a Jewish hooker somewhere in New Jersey.

  4. What do Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, and the NYPD all have in common? They’ve all had their ass handed to them on social media recently, and they were the instigators of their own comeuppances!

  5. TUE APR 22, 2014 AT 07:20 PM PDT

    Updated: BREAKING: Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case

    When you present the evidence to six people who know nothing about fracking, they find fracking guilty.

    I wrote a diary on Daily Kos when Lisa Parr’s doctor found drilling chemicals in her blood and lungs. That was back in 2010 when I still had hope that fracking could be done right. I’ve learned since then that it can’t.

    Today, a jury of their peers awarded Bob and Lisa Parr $3 million dollars in their fracking lawsuit against Aruba Petroleum. The Parr’s attorneys said this was the first fracking case to ever go to trial.

    http://www.dmlawfirm.com/3-million-verdict-fracking-case

  6. I don’t know why this story makes me so happy. And the Burning Man thingy is just icing on the cake.

    • You’ve taken me back to a time playing records on a machine that allowed one to change speeds! Listening at ‘off speed’ could be quite entertaining!

    • Kids these days will never know the joy playing records backwards trying to hear hidden lyrics about satan or at 78 rpm so everyone sounded like Alvin and the Chipmunks..
      Try that with your ipod.

  7. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a sweeping gun rights bill on Wednesday.

    House Bill 60, also known as The Safe Carry Protection Act, will allow licensed gun owners to carry their firearms into public places, including bars, nightclubs, schools, churches and government buildings.

    “People who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from people who don’t follow the rules,” Deal said, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “The Second Amendment should never be an afterthought. It should reside at the forefronts of our minds.”

    The National Rifle Association has praised the bill as “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history” and called it a “historic victory for the second amendment.” Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun control organization started by former Rep. Gabrille Giffords (D-Ariz.), fought to defeat the bill, calling it “the most extreme gun bill in America.”

    Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting who now works with the advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety, called the bill “unprecedented.”

    “The Stand Your Ground expansion is truly a new type of Stand Your Ground as we know it,” Goddard said of the measure, which some critics dubbed the “guns everywhere” bill. “To expand it in such a way to remove all carrying or possession offenses is really unprecedented.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/georgia-gun-bill_n_5199630.html

    • “The Second Amendment should never be an afterthought. It should reside at the forefronts of our minds”
      Effing right! Those well regulated militia are crucial to our 1770’s society, gawdammit.

    • Federal building rules trump the idiocy of state…the first one to attempt taking a firearm into a court won’t have the safety of the GA law.

  8. YouTube is 8 years old today. Hard to believe but this was the riveting first video ever uploaded.

      • He flipped flopped and caved on net neutrality. The interwebs will soon get a lot slower for what is already a slow, expensive internet for Americans.

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