Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Oregon militia standoff has a martyr; no one much cares.

Amusingly, no one except for a few obsessives is talking about this; everyone is talking about Trump not going to that FOX debate. But Trump-Cruz stuff on Freep has calcified, and I'll probably be doing a Saturday post about the debate anyhow. Also, this is really a lot more Freep than some debate.

After coming and going at will, it seems they had become a bit complacent, and the FBI was able to nab a bunch of them in a traffic stop. One of the militiamen, who had previously said he doesn't plan to let the FBI take him alive, was killed. Moreover, a bunch more are still at that federal building, and they brought a bunch of kids so the potential for more tragedy remains.

Freepers reaction is muted. You have a few ranting about the FBI as super-duper-evil, but mostly they complain that the FBI hasn't arrested Hillary yet, or your usual run-of-the-mill Obama/media paranoia. Maybe Trump remains a distraction, or maybe the laughingstock these people had become had lead even Freep to distance itself.

sport is pretty sure the FBI are cartoon villains:
The FBI can only hold back their killer lust for so long. They enjoy killing more than Hitler’s SS Troops.
sport's impotent hate-posting intensifies:
FBI Agents get off sexually from taking someone’s life.
kiryandil prefers contempt at the FBI to rage:
Every sane individual would have wanted a peaceful outcome. Quit trash-talking the Fibbie gearqueers. :)

kiryandil then takes the posts of the militia that the FBI executed this one guy, and not the other people there:
"Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police and had put his hands up. Then, Fiore said, Bundy told his wife that he watched police shoot Finicum three times. She said that Ammon Bundy also said Finicum was on the ground when he was shot."
2banana knows what Obama wants:
will obama get his Waco?
sheik yerbouty thinks this is an Obama plot:
He really wants a Reichstag Fire..
butlerweave thinks this skirmish is all it takes:
Obama can’t wait to put his State Of Emergency into place and get his extra 2 years in the White House
BenLurkin, on the other hand, thinks this is an Obama coverup:
Just about three hours ago and STILL no mention o it on the cables or alphabet networks.

Makes sense though.

If it’s not widely reported - it will be much easier to shove down the memory hole.
CivilWarBrewing is also frustrated by the media not caring about these yahoos:
kiryandil is one of many who think this armed occupation is basically just like Hillary's e-mails:
So, basically - if a Fed comes near you to grab you for felony charges [in the case of Santilli, just comes near you], they'll lard a bunch of other felony charges on you if you so much as blink your eyes.

Well, unless, of course - you're Hillary Clinton, Jon Corzine or one of the other Royals.
Poor GodAndCountryFirst is sure it's Civil War 2 time!
It’s on. Another “shot heard ‘round the world.” We the People shall prevail!


  1. as always, seeing the world through a mirror darkly:

    "Robert "LaVoy" Finicum shot and killed while charging police, driver says"

    azkathy: "Multiple witnesses state that Lavoy Finicum had his hands in the air when he was shot by the authorities. Wouldn’t you think after all the recent hullabaloo about cops using excessive force they would have had more restraint? oh yea, that restraint is only for black protesters in Ferguson who are burning buildings.

    A God loving Patriot is a whole different issue. Then it is shoot to kill because the Gov had to make a statement."

    it's certainly different as long as you can stay willfully and blissfully ignorant of the reason people are out protesting in the first place ...

    1. FreeAtlanta: "Who shot and killed LaVoy Finicum? We would know, if he were a black man in a traffic stop. Demand answers. Demand a trial for the shooter."