by Scott Creighton
The sheriff of Harney County held a little town hall meeting yesterday in the same fairgrounds building where Ammon Bundy introduced himself to the community back in early December and said God told him to occupy the local wildlife refuge until the big bad government gave the land to miners, loggers and millionaire cattlemen.
During the meeting, Sheriff Dave Ward asked for a show of hands from those folks who wanted the Bundy clan to go home and leave them alone. This was the result:
It wasn’t even close. But don’t worry… the Bundy clan doesn’t care. The Captain Moron(i) crew vows to stick around (for at least 14h, 54m, 34s?)
Hundreds of locals from Harney County, Oregon, packed a fairgrounds building on a freezing Wednesday evening to urge armed militants occupying a federal building to go home. HuffPuff
The Bundy militia at first said they were there to support the Hammond duo who were being sent back to prison for arson.
The Hammonds distanced themselves from the clan and, after a peaceful protest organized by them and the locals from the area, turned themselves into authorities days ago.
The Bundy clan then said they were staying until authorities handed over the public land, a wildlife refuge that protects dozens of species of birds and mammals, to mining companies, logging companies and various millionaire ranchers… because that is “liberty” according to them. They said they were doing that to support “the local economy” on behalf of local citizens.
Throughout this whole thing, they have said the local community supports their efforts.
Faced with a resounding show of hands defeat, Ammon Bundy made it very clear, he was never there for the Hammonds or the community for that matter.
“There is a time to go home, we recognize that,” Ammon Bundy said at a news conference Wednesday morning. “We don’t feel it’s quite time yet.” HuffPuff
The Mormon uprising has spoken. They will leave when THEY feel like it and the local population has nothing to say about the matter.
It kind of makes you wonder what they are waiting for.
Meanwhile, CNN has had a little countdown ticker on their TV broadcast for the last two days counting down the hours, minutes and seconds until President Obama has his little “town hall meeting” with CIA-linked Anderson Cooper on the subject of gun control (which, according to the ticker, will take place 14h, 54m, 34s from now)
I wonder if the people of Harney have another 14h, 54m, 34s to put up with the Bundy militia.