Yep__it says what it says Flacko.<quoted text> By BEN BOTKIN
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management over the agency’s roundup of his cattle will go down in history as a high-profile clash of Old West values with today’s federal regulations on the use of public lands and natural resources.
The Bundy saga, rooted in the rancher’s refusal to pay grazing fees for more than two decades, has not yet ended. After the BLM abruptly ended the weeklong roundup near the ranch 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas on Saturday, land agency officials said other unspecified administrative remedies would be pursued.
The roundup was halted because of employee safety concerns. Federal agents released Bundy’s livestock after a brief standoff with protesters and armed militia members who rallied to support the rancher.
BLM spokesman Craig Leff would not comment Monday. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who spoke Monday at the University of Nevada, Reno, made it clear the Bundy case is far from closed.
“I have been very clear in saying this thing is not over, OK?” said Reid in a Reno Gazette-Journal report.“It’s not over. You can’t have someone violate the law. I have said that many times.”
Past conflicts between the populace and the federal government have met varying degrees of success. But they often draw widespread media attention and support from across the nation.
In 2000, the Jarbidge Shovel Brigade dug its way into Nevada history.
In Elko County, locals were upset by the U.S. Forest Service’s refusal to fix a washed-out road that provided access to a canyon. County leaders first tried to send a road crew to fix it, and the Forest Service objected in court and obtained a restraining order, said Grant Gerber, an Elko County commissioner.
Enter the Jarbidge Shovel Brigade.
“We set up the Jarbidge Shovel Brigade, and it announced it was going because there was no restraining order against it,” said Gerber, an attorney who represented the brigade in court.
In December 1999, the brigade announced plans to fix the dirt road on July 4, 2000. The U.S. Forest Service tried to stop the effort in court, but a federal judge opted against issuing a restraining order.
By then, the brigade had received more than 13,000 shovels from some 30 states. By the time the big day arrived, more than 1,000 people were bused to the location, all wanting to have a hand in the repair of the worn dirt road.
Although a restraining order wasn’t issued, the Forest Service still sent news releases implying that participants were breaking the law, Gerber said. In the end, no one was arrested.
What it doesn't say is that the Federal agents are all still on site and planning to raid the Bundy ranch an the homes of Bundy's children who live there.
That would be pretty hard to miss don't you think?
Have you ordered your hydrogen powered forklift yet?