The Pardu

The Pardu
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy, And Parallels

Sean Hannity as hero in "sedition!"

The Daily Kos posted the following image mere days after the nation's 44th President, Barack H. Obama, accepted his election victory via our Constitutional process. Within 30 days of the 2009 inauguration, how it is possible the nascent occupant of the Oval Office would have raised the ire of the Right-wing demagogue? Did the signing of Obama's first signature legislation,  Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, induce the rallying cry for "revolution?" If Not Lilly Ledbetter and the Fair Pay act, what can you imagine so offended Sean Hannity to the level of advocating discussion of sedition within weeks of the January 20, 2009 inauguration? 
The Daily Kos 
THU FEB 26, 2009 AT 02:27 PM PST Sean Hannity's Website Advocating Treason (UPDATED) by monitor 
Check out this new poll up on rabid right-wing nutjob Sean Hannity's website:
What kind of revolution appeals most to you?-- Military Coup-- Armed Rebellion-- War for Secession 
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Within the past few days Media Matters ran this introduction deck, I have also linked.
Lawless rancher Cliven Bundy praised "hero" Sean Hannity for promoting his cause during an appearance on a conspiracy radio show during which he also warned a civil war could only be avoided if federal "bureaucrats" are disarmed by county sheriffs.

Read much more on Media Matters

Cliven Bundy is clearly operating outside the scope of US grazing law. he is a pariah among other Nevada ranchers and I believe I have read his is not welcome int he state cattle (man's) association.  Bundy is also a multi-millionaire who can afford to properly (and legally) handle taxes for his grazing cattle as much and probably better than many state ranchers. 

If you are following Bundy tax evasion, Juan Cole Dot Com recently publish and analogous piece. Analogous to the Pakistan Taliban!
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5 Ways Nevada Rancher Militia Resembles Pakistan’s Taliban (via http://www.juancole.com)
(By Juan Cole) 1. Federal versus local control of land Pakistan The Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) of Pakistan is ruled directly from the capital, Islamabad, rather than having an elected provincial government or legislature. The local tribes…

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