A reader brought this story to my attention: Mr. Bundy is not the only rancher that is getting destroyed by our government. It seems Nevada farmer Wayne Hage has been fighting with the Bureau of Land Management for two decades and it took him that long to win.
What did they do to Mr. Hage? Short of tying him to the railroad rail in front of a steaming locomotive— everything.
From The Foundry:
“The case has long, complicated procedural history, but in essence, the federal government in 1991 refused to renew a grazing permit that the Hage ranch had held on federal lands for a very long time. The government also interfered with the Hage family’s water rights, which pre-dated the implementation of the grazing permit system in 1934, by restricting their access to various streams and wells. The BLM seized the Hages’ cattle and filed a civil trespass action against Hage, at one point even building fences around waterways to keep thirsty cattle from getting water, a scene right out of a 1930s Western movie.”
So, who came to the good rancher’s rescue? Was it the Oklahoma militia? His neighbors?
Nope, it was a wise and decent judge: U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones
“Judge Jones issued an injunction against the federal government interfering with the Hage family’s water rights and ordered it to grant a grazing permit in accordance with the “historical usages and preferences” in that area of Nevada. The judge said he was restricting the government’s “normal discretion” in “this extreme case because of the conspiracy…and the obvious continuing animus against Hage by” government officials. Two government employees were held in contempt by the judge for sending trespass notices to people who leased or sold cattle to the Hages in order to “pressure other parties not to do business with the Hages, and even to discourage or punish testimony in the” case. The judge referred them to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for “potential prosecution for obstruction of justice.” That is quite an indictment of the Interior Department and its employees.”
Sadly, Mr. Hage died before he saw victory. His son won the day.
And this brings me to a point that drives me nuts. If these folks had got a liberal judge, they would have lost everything. I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in Missouri, when you go to vote for your judges, you can’t find out a thing about them. You can’t find out if they are democrats or republicans or what their records are.
Everything that is released on them, is very nebulous…like—-
Judge McRoy has been serving the community for 35 years, he is from the Law firm Beck and Beck, and is an upstanding member of the community—yada, yada, yada….
There should be information at every voting place telling you the habits, party affiliations, and records of each and every judge you vote for.
The fact that we can’t find this information, is proof that they want to stack the courts in their favor. The less you know about the judge you are voting for, the better.
As far as I know, I’ve never heard ONE other person besides myself think that this stacks the deck of corruption. It’s how the democrats get their agenda passed. It’s corrupt, and nobody seems to mind.
Okay. I had my say on that.
Still…it was good to read that the Hage family got justice. Hopefully, there is a judge somewhere that will stand up to the BLM whenever it appears. Nobody Thinks, that if we REALLY knew all that the government has done to steal land from the West, we’d be shocked.
Whatever happened to Woodies Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, From California, to the New York Island. From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream Waters…THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME.” ?
Right. That used to be an old ‘hippie’ song. Maybe we should start singing it again.
(Thanks to toiga for the article)
How many of the IRS workers were actually being rewarded by Obama for going after Tea Party conservatives? After all, in case you haven’t noticed, Obama has a habit of promoting whomever gets caught breaking the law for him.
From The BLAZE:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2013 (AP)
More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through December 2012.
Yes, work for Obama, do his dirty work, and you TOO could become the Mayor of New York! The next Senator! The next ambassador to Japan! And even, the next President!
Unless of course, you’re John Kerry. One thing we do know, HE didn’t get the missing $6 billion from the State Department. More than likely, Hillary needed to fund her next big campaign.
Who else could take that money without an investigation? As far as we know, that was her payoff for Benghazi.
In honor of Earth’s Day, I would like to report one of the biggest dangers to the environment of the planet, which must all be removed if we are to survive.
This week, we have two American schools that are in contention for the Nobody’s Perfect Award: Brandeis University in Boston, VS High Schools in Topeka, Kansas.
It seems the administrators of both these institutions invited two very famous ladies to talk at their universities, but…they ran into some complications they didn’t expect:
Not too long ago, Ayaan Hirsi—a woman who reminds you that all Hillary Clinton has done in life was push the wrong red button— was invited to speak at Brandeis University to receive an award for being such a great advocate for Muslim women’s rights.
After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. More than 85 of the 350 faculty members signed a letter getting her booted off the honorary degree recipient. The university said in a statement that Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali would no longer receive the honorary degree, which it had planned to award her at the May 18 commencement.
She was…Islamaphobic. ( I love it when liberals make up big names don’t you?)
You would be too if you had lived her life:
Ms Ali was raised a strict Muslim, survived a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, and this was BEFORE she met Bill Clinton! (Sorry, I thought you might like to know the joke going on in my other mind))— and then, she renounced her faith and bravely worked with others to get out the message. She had to flee to the United States to save her own life.
And here’s why Brandeis University decided to cancel her: She had once said:
” Once it’s defeated, (Islam) it can mutate into something peaceful. It’s very difficult to even talk about peace now. They’re not interested in peace. I think that we are at war with Islam. And there’s no middle ground in wars.”
Yep, that’s what got her in trouble. Obama has declared, “We are not at war with Islam and never will be.”
Over 3800 online signatures tried to get her reinstated, but Hey…it’s Boston.
And then we come to Topeka, Kansas. Michelle Obama decided, at the last-minute, that she would come to Topeka’s graduation class and give a big historical shout out to the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court, Brown vs. Board of Education,, brought against Topeka by some African-American parents.
You think Michelle would let THAT historical race market by without a big photo-op and propaganda message?
(Will she bring Oprah?)
Much to her surprise, over 2,000 people have signed a petition telling her to stay away.
Here’s what the petition said:
“We are honored to have the First Lady speak at commencement and the student body was literally crying and jumping for joy when the news was announced and we are in no way shape or form ungrateful for what the Board has done for us.
There are problems that come with the combining of the commencements. First of all, for most families in 501, money is short and we have spent hundreds of dollars buying graduation announcements that are now incorrect. The district has stated they will not refund this. Topeka High School’s graduation on its own takes approximately two and a half hours. The combining of five high schools will increase that to about six hours. With increased security the total time will be brought up to eight hours. Secondly, families have many people coming from states away taking sick leave to see the graduation. They will come to Topeka, only to find that they cannot be involved. Those with divorced families have to choose which side of the family they want to invite, this doesn’t even include siblings.”
Not to mention, everybody’s plans, and parties will be ruined because of the hordes of FBI and secret service that will be in town…streets will be shut down, hotel rooms already rented will be canceled. The ceremony will be 8 hours long and good luck finding a bathroom. Parents wait their whole lifetime for this event, but do you think that is going to stop the African Queen? Do you think she cares if people suffer by her decision?
The faculty of Topeka, Kansas who did not say, “Well, we love to have you dear, but it would be much better if we just set up a big screen and have you deliver your message from the White House.” OR —the faculty of Brandeis University who did not want to offend their Muslim men donors?
You know what? I’m picking a winner: Topeka Kansas.
It’s one thing to ruin a hero’s life Ayaan Hirsi Ali..that’s just one life, and I’ve heard her speak. Her light only grew stronger from the snub. From what she has gone through…getting ditched by a bunch of elites is a laugh.
And Michelle, If I may say so myself: It’s immensely rude, and egotistical to ruin the lives of thousands of people’s one day of jubilation, just because you want to make a political speech to help your image.
Obama’s star is fading, and that’s why we are seeing Michelle everywhere.
So, congratulations Topeka! You win! Have fun!
You have to hand it to politicians: They want the family business to stay in the family. And they have all the connections and ‘bribes” and “favors” to get their kids and grandkids into office.
So what can a democrat, with a Ex-President grandfather who was very unpopular with conservatives, do to get the white vote in Georgia?
He’s going to stop banning the confederate flag. How magnanimous of him.
Think that will work? Will anybody dare ask the kid about Obamacare?
As for Chelsea Clinton, she’ll be running for office sooner than you think. And I don’t know about you, but I’m already sick of hearing about Chelsea’s baby. There is something so very un-American about treating the birth of a elite’s baby like the second coming of Christ.
I guess the Clinton’s just couldn’t stand the competition from Prince William, one second longer. One thing we do know, a Clinton baby is going to have a hard time competing with William’s and Kate’s child.
He’s a REAL fire quacker.
The other day, I switched the news to Channel 9, public broadcast, as I do once in a while just to see what the progressives are doing. There was an old guy talking, I THINK he was a democratic Senator, and he was talking about the lawbreakers on the Bundy farm…and then he said something that was absurd.
“THEY HAD GUNS!” Yes, he was astounded that people in the United States came to face the government with… guns.
Now…what he didn’t say was that the big armored military SWAT teams blazing with their AK47s machine guns were there first.
Clearly, the government coming in with 200 armed militia is not the way a government should bargain with one lonely farmer about his overdue ‘taxes.’
But…the Senator’s face, his emotion, his outrage at the lawbreakers…well let just say the facts did not matter. To him, you DO not question the United States federal authority—-an authority which by our constitution is suppose to represent the “people’ not Harry Reid.
So, when I saw this video the other day, I thought of the very deceitful tactic of ‘emotional’ attack that the democrats use all the time.
They want to teach that deceitful tactic to all children. Great.
As you see, Common Core is all about socially engineering a generation of progressive robots. Kids who will never be able to think for themselves.
This all reminds me of the many ‘pleasant days’ I have spent with teachers. It started in Kindergarten, when my 4-year-old was flunked because he couldn’t tie his shoe laces.
“But, I’ve ALWAY brought him Velcro! Why tie, when you can, in two seconds, flip and be off. Velcro is a wonderful invention! Why have shoe laces? “
I had to teach him how to tie his shoes and wear tied shoes like the rest of the kids. OR…no first grade.
I also had to teach him addition, subtraction, his multiplication tables. In fact, later on he was punished by teachers because he did NOT use his calculator but did all the math in his head.
God forbid the plebeians figure out what the elites are doing. One smart kid could crush them with logic one day.
Can’t have that.
I met English teachers who had never heard of Edgar Allen Poe. I met math teachers who couldn’t do percentages. I met history teachers who took taxpayer’s paid-for vacations to D.C. every year. The ONLY teachers I got along with were the shop teachers, which is understandable. If you don’t do real math in shop, you could lose a finger.
And so, I guess it’s come to this. Thanks to Bill Gates, our kids will grow up to be progressive morons. The Chinese and Indians will take all the future American jobs, which will be cheaper for Microsoft.
Here’s the really bad news: 45 states and Washington, D.C. have already agreed to implement the full Common Core . Good thing they will be stupid, because god forbid they do the math on Obamacare.
Yes Common Core–the utopia where, no answer is a wrong answer, and black can be white, and up can be down, and war can be peace…and black grades will be equally right with the Chinese and the white kids.
Finally— an answer to the progressive prayer: All will be equal in stupidity.
Here’s a few paragraphs I came across this morning, in the book “Behold a Pale Horse” by William Cooper: It explains how our Presidents get by with so much power, and how our Congress has rendered themselves impotent:
Justification of the President’s power to write law through executive order stems from the failure of the Government to rescind the declaration of martial law during the Civil War. In effect, the US had been under martial law ever since Lincoln’s administration.
The Senate made it easier. AT 3.30 am Saturday, August 4, 1990 The Senate made it even easier for the Executive branch to subvert the Constitution and may had made George Bush the first America King. At that time on that day, a minority of US senators, maybe ten at the most, Passes Senate Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1991. The President was given the power to initiate war, appropriate public funds, define foreign policy goals, and decide what is import to our national security.
Title VII, S.B. 2834 authorizes the following:
Gives the president power to initiate covert actions (this had never been given to a President) prevents Congress from stopping the President’s initiation of covert actions: allows the President to use any federal “departments, agencies, or entities” to operate of finance a covert operation: empowers the President to use any other nation or private contractor of person to fund or operate a covert action: redefines covert actions as operations “necessary to support foreign policy objectives of the Unites States ” a definition that is so vague and broad as to be essentially unlimited: for the first time officially claims the right of the United States to secretly interfere in the internal “political, economic, or military affairs,” of other countries in direct and flagrant violation of international law, requires that the President prepare and deliver a written finding to the Intelligence committees of the Congress but allows the President to omit “extremely sensitive matters, ” and authorize the President to claim executive privilege if Congress ask too many questions.
So, is it any wonder that so many men want to become President? Obama has a kill list, that he goes over every Tuesday morning.
And this law is what gave him the power to kill anyone, anywhere, anytime, with his drones.
This it should give every patriotic American a warning, when Harry Reid, leader of the Senate, with full support of the President, calls Americans who defend their rights as terrorists.
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The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded. The report, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, used extensive policy data collected from between the years of 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the US political system. After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite. The theory of “biased pluralism” that the Princeton and Northwestern researchers believe the US system fits holds that policy outcomes “tend to tilt towards the wishes of corporations and business and professional associations.”
Yes, the rich rule. The rich Supreme Court also said that the corporations can give as much money as they want to candidates, because they are ‘people’ and giving money is free speech.
I love it. At the same time they are trying to pass a “hate” speech law in Congress. Will they say that George Soros giving 2 billion dollars to liberals is obscene?
No, they will fine you if you talk against Obama.
We donate $5.00. They donate billions.
If you are a politician, who you gonna call? Comrades we are pretty much …screwed. But what is really funny, is they had to do research.
They could have just asked me for free.
(Thanks to amfortas)
Ah…come on. Nobody Cares if I start off the weekend with a REAL inspirational dance and some fun, do they?
And FYI…I think the “mean guy” act that Simon puts on is just an act. I really think this guy knows how to make money, and likes old people.
While we all sit and watch Putin invade the Ukraine, with stated plans to overtake other parts of old Russia, Obama makes fluffy speeches. Obama has made it known, Putin can do just about anything he wants. So can Iran. Obama’s new foreign policy is: America is just going to play golf. You guys go ahead and we’ll stay out of it.
According to Dwight D. Eisenhower, it’s a sure recipe for war.
And so, Nobody Remembers a speech that Dwight D. Eisenhower gave to the American people on March 29th, 1952, when he was running for President.
Eisenhower ran on three issues: Korea, Communism and corruption.
He defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson in a landslide, with an electoral margin of 442 to 89, marking the first Republican return to the White House in 20 years. In the election he also brought with him a Republican majority in the House (by eight votes) and in the Senate (actually a tie, with Nixon providing the majority vote).
(Proving that real conservatives win elections.)
Below are a few examples from that speech. Eisenhower was one of greatest generals in world history, and reading it will make you wonder..how in the world did America fall so low with Obama? Who, if you listen to Eisenhower, will lead us all into WWIII.
Remember, in 1952, we were at war with North Korea:
“There is a Korean War—and we are fighting it for the simplest of reasons: Because free leadership failed to check and to turn back Communist ambition before it savagely attacked us. The Korean War, more perhaps than any other war in history simply and swiftly followed the collapse of our political defenses. There is no other reason than this. We failed to read and to outwit the totalitarian mind.
World War II should have taught us all one lesson. The lesson is this: To vacillate, to hesitate—to appease even by merely betraying unsteady purpose—is to feed a dictator’s appetite for conquest and to invite war itself. That lesson—which should have firmly guided every great decision of our leadership through these later years…was ignored in the development of the administration’s policies for Asia since the end of World War II. Because it was ignored, the record of these policies is a record of appalling failure.
Already along the 38th Parallel aggression is speaking with the too familiar voices of howitzers and cannons. our position is untenable and indefensible. The House should be aware of this.
These words of eloquent, reasoned warning were spoken about eleven months before the Korean War broke.
What a tragedy that the administration shrugged off that so accurate warning!
The armies of communism thus informed began their big build-up. Six months later they were ready to strike across the 18th Parallel. They struck on June 25, 1950. On that day, the record of political and diplomatic failure of this administration was completed and sealed.
Programs along at least two lines can instantly begin. We can, first, step up the program of training and arming the South Korean forces.
We can secondly shape our psychological warfare program into a weapon capable of cracking the Communist front.
The vital lesson is this: To vacillate, to appease, to placate is only to invite war–vaster war, bloodier war. In the words of the late Senator Vandenberg, appeasement is not the road to peace: it is only surrender on the installment plan.
I will always reject appeasement.
“A nations foreign policy is a much graver matter than rustling papers and bustling conferences. It is much more than diplomatic decisions and trade treaties and military arraignments. A foreign policy is the face and voice of a whole people. It is all that the world sees and hears and understand about a single nation. It expresses the character and the faith and the will of that nation. In this, a nation is like any individual of our personal acquaintance: the simplest gesture can betray hesitation or weakness, the merest inflection of voice can reveal doubt or fear. It is in this deep sense that our foreign policy had faltered and failed. “
I don’t know about you..but that last paragraph is chilling close to the Obama administration.
So, if you go by Eisenhower’s convictions: Obama’s handling of our foreign affairs in the world, will lead us all into the bloodiest war every fought. But…nobody reads history anymore…do they?
I don’t usually post long lectures like video’s, but I read this guys’ book last week, and I found him to be a most amazing human being. This was called his “last lecture” because when he made this video, he had about 3 months to live due to the fact that he had pancreatic cancer, therefore he wanted to stuff all he learned in life into a video for his kids.
What’s amazing about Randy, is his incredible optimism. In this video he takes you on the journey of his life, how he got to work at Disney on all the great rides, and how to face death.
He gives lots of good advice, and even it you can’t watch it, just listen to it, or take it in pieces like I did.
Randy Wins the Nobody’s Fool award for being probably the most pragmatic human to ever walk the planet. He was truly, a remarkable man, and more than that….so VERY American.
How do you not watch this and go…huh? He wants LESS white kids in his university or he’s a failure? Well, Mr. “I’m so ashamed I’m white and making $312,000 to keep you other white kids from getting what I got that I am going to stand up and condemn you all! because I can make a lot of money doing it!”
Excuse my language… but: Bastard.
That’s about the most racist statement I have ever heard, and coming no less, from a white idiot who is…well, read some of the other Nobody comments from YOUTUBE…
Shouldn’t white liberals kill themselves to end recism? —Shami
I dare any liberal to name a diversity other than food music and dance.—- Jimmy
In my opinion, the guy is a totally insane asshole. —- Rowwdy
I’m still waiting to hear Moorehouse or Howard U say that if they are as black in 20 years as they are now, that they have failed as universities. —Far from equilibrium
I guess he can start by quitting his position and setting the example. —-Jurri
No country in the world is going to win, when it keeps smart people out of university, just because they are white.
Rowwdy, I’m with you.