Sunday, May 04, 2014

Militiamen And Oath Keepers Drew Weapons, Threatened To Kill Each Other

From Crooks and Liars:

The right-wing media tried to sell Americans on the idea that the antigovernment “Patriots” and militiamen who gathered to block the roundup of Cliven Bundy’s illegally grazing cattle in Nevada were well-meaning lovers of liberty. However, Bundy’s most ardent defenders have revealed themselves to be a volatile collection of hotheaded, paranoid men (and a few women) with big egos and even bigger guns.

The situation at the Bundy ranch, where armed militiamen and “Patriots” are camped out, has deteriorated so badly that competing factions apparently drew weapons on one another during heated arguments.

More here, with video.

A thug draped in an American flag is still a thug.

Also, this is almost as funny as when a gun nut at a gun show accidentally shoots himself. These people got into an argument about whether Obama was sending a drone strike to wipe out their encampment. One group wanted to get out; the other group called the first group "deserters" and drew their weapons. I mean, that scene in Life of Brian when the rival anti-Roman factions face off with each other comes to mind. But this is real life, which is virtually always more psychotic than fiction.

Good times, good times.