I’ve been fairly busy this morning taking calls and emails from the media on this standoff just south of Burns, Oregon. Of course, the media wants to talk about Ryan Payne, Blaine Cooper, Jon Ritzheimer. I’m more than happy to help the media get the story right, and, as many of you already know, I have a real hard-on for these Oathkeeper and militia types. They are rife with phonies and they generally present an image of veterans that is not at all flattering.
But, see here’s the thing – where was the media’s concern in regards to all of the Occupy Wall Street phonies that we busted? Like Jay Polk the “retired Special Forces Master Sergeant” that fooled the media and the occupiers into believing that he’d been killed on a secret mission to Syria. I spent weeks trying to get the local San Diego medias attention, not even a nibble.
I’ll tell you a secret – I think the Hammonds got a raw deal from the government. I don’t think they should be in prison. However, I am loathe to associate myself with those clowns who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge building. If anything, they’re forcing the prosecutor and the judicial system to enforce the Hammonds’ imprisonment. If they were considering any leniency, that possibility has evaporated lest the prosecutors look like the militias are having an impact on their decision.
It doesn’t help that many residents of Burns don’t want them there, including the Hammonds. Especially when you have people like Ammon Bundy making proclamations about how they’re willing to die and to kill federal officers to remain on Federal land. When you have people like felon Blaine Cooper in the wings, you’re not doing yourselves any favors, either. I haven’t seen any of the guys from Josephine County Oathkeepers like Joe Rice there yet, but I’m sure they’re around there somewhere – too much media in the area for them to ignore it.
Honestly, I hope this turns out better for the Hammonds that it looks like it will right now. But as long as these phonies in their multi-cam intimidation suits and their low drag gear are hanging on to the issue, I don’t think it will help the Hammonds much at all.
Category: Dumbass Bullshit