Sen. Harry Reid says end of ranch stand-off in Nevada not the end of issue

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WASHINGTON, DC – Tempers have cooled over a cattle dispute that threatened to turn violent, in Nevada.

The Bureau of Land Management started rounding up cattle, owned by a family that has been ranching since the 1800s.

The BLM said Cliven Bundy’s cattle were grazing illegally on federal land – and he owed the government about a million dollars in back fees. Armed militia groups sided with Bundy. Rather than risk violence, the BLM called off the round-up on Saturday and returned 300 head of cattle.

But on Monday, senate majority leader Harry Reid, who represents Nevada, said this isn’t the end of the issue.

“Well it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it, so it’s not over.” said Reid

Senator Reid made his comments after the unveiling of four new battery-electric buses for the regional transportation commission fleet in Reno.

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24 comments

    • ByeByeToTheRite

      Hey, it looks like we agree on the Stunt Riders, but it looks like the agreement ends there. These armed militia vigilantes need to be rounded up, jailed and charged with treason, or taken out if they use any violence. Or the rich turd who inherited everything can pay up his fees just like you or me have to pay our taxes and sales taxes on everything we buy. Nothing idiotic about that at all.

  • Jones

    “Well it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it, so it’s not over.” said Reid

    Hmmmm, and what about when politicians and government violate the law???

    • ByeByeToTheRite

      I don’t know, Jones, why doncha ask Rob Bogoyavich (however it’s spelled!) who is sitting in prison right now for a relatively trivial offense because he’s a Democrat?

      What Rob did certainly doesn’t come close to these guys threatening violence to fight the government over fees, yet he’s in jail and these guys were let go?

      But yeah, yer right, many crooked politicans have done many crooked things and got away with it – look at George Bush.

      • Robert

        George Bush is a pretty bad example for a “crooked” president. He never did anything tyrannical or against the law, just some controversial issues that had to be done.

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    It’s appalling the government backed off on this guy. So a bunch of hick redneck thugs, most of whom have had everything handed to them on a silver platter including thousands of acres of property, took up arms (as the right-wing militias plan to do for ANY disagreements they have with the government i.e. “the people”) and threatened to fight the government to defend this slacker rancher? They should be rounded up, herded into prison, and convicted of treason. What’s with the government “backing off” to not “risk violence”?? If they threaten violence, by all means, answer with violence – it’s the only language these pathetic privileged thugs understand. Our military should have responded in kind. Let them decide their own fate.

    The time to stop this right-wing militia BS is NOW. It is obvious the extreme right-wing plans on resorting to violence to get their pathetic way, so it’s time to fight fire with fire.

    And we gave the redneck hick his cattle back? When he’s a million bucks behind in taxes? Just shows us all who really OWNS and controls this country – the far extreme wacked out right, and it’s time for “a correction”. We need to take this country back from the right-wing wackos and return it to ALL the people, not just those who had everything handed to them in life and now want us to believe they “earned” it.

    P.S. “family ranching since the 1800s” interprets to “current generation didn’t need do a lick of work to have their fortune handed to them on a silver platter” – you know the kind, the ones complaining loudest about welfare folks not working hard enough while they everything handed to them. Most civilized socialist countries would have said, “Okay, don’t wanna pay up? Then we’ll just TAKE YOUR STINKIN’ LAND ya hick.” We should be taking his cattle AND his land – maybe he can then go get a job and start working his way up from the bottom, like he expects all us “little people” to do.

    I sincerely hope Reid is correct – this can’t be the end of this. This blatant anarchy has got to be stopped. Now.

    • my opinion

      Do your research on the topic. In this case the farmers have been forced off their land. Farmers do work hard trust me and without them you wouldn’t have food to eat. Maybe you should look into the rich politians that are forcing them off their land. Since you seem to hate rich people so much.

    • hickgirl

      You must be on welfare!!!! They are not “hick, redneck thugs” this is a hard working rancher being bullied by the government !!!! You’re just a free loading joke and an idiot!!!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself!! Smh…
      You say look at bush, I say look at Obama, he’s the crooked one!!!!

      • ByeByeToTheRite

        Yer hick redneck friends are the ones on welfare, hickgirl. Seems to be the norm these days in the rural areas – live off the fat of the public land at public expense, then accuse anyone that don’t agree of being on welfare. So typical of the right wing with no other sound arguments. Not on welfare myself, hickgirl, no I actually had to work for what I have, unlike what Mr. Bundy who had it all handed to him in his lap – probably spends most of the day managing his investments – no wait, asking his assistants how his investments are doing. This Bundy too dumb to hold a job sweeping floors otherwise. Like most of those right-wing thugs.

  • Rancher

    I take it you’ve never been to a ranch since you think that ranchers have everything handed just to them with no work involved…. You clearly don’t realize the number of endless days and nights that go into bringing your sorry self a meal. Without farmers and ranchers none of you would get a bite to eat. Being a rancher isn’t easy. It’s not what y’all think it is. This man had every right to stand up for his business. He was caring for the land and the cattle that in and of itself should have been payment enough. Americans need to start understanding where there food comes from and start supporting farmers and ranchers instead of belittling and degrading them of trivial things like where their cattle eat. Americans also need to start standing up for themselves and their rights and freedoms. If it takes force then it takes force. I’m all for shutting it all down and letting y’all starve for a bit to learn a lesson but that would be bad for business…

  • Charles Green

    the blm and bundy can to agreement if bundy does not complete it then they will take his cows again and his land. the video does not show them running away it show the officers waiting on orders. if bundy does not do right he will be in jail. the days of free range have been over for a long time.

  • Laura

    I cannot believe how many people on here, do not feel that this man had the right to stand up for himself and his means of making a living. This is an example of what is wrong with America. People do not stand up and fight for their freedom and rights. Do you think the people who built this country would have laid down and rolled over? We would not have the freedoms that we do if they had. Grow a backbone people or we will be living in a communist country in no time!

    • ByeByeToTheRite

      It’s called “terrorism”, Laura. We don’t negotiate with terrorists, remember?

      Well, apparently we did with these terrorists in this case. Never again I sincerely hope.

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    I think I got it figured out: These people are all still LIVING in the 1800’s.

    Sorry to inform you – we have advanced civilization now! We even have motorized horse buggies!

    P.S. to that last comment by Laura: The people who built this country would be telling them to do their share and pay up, or get off. And had they threatened our forefathers with guns, I’m sure they would have been put in their proper place quickly. Just like the people who work and build this country NOW should do to these freeloaders.

    • Rancher

      Who do you think grows the food you eat and the clothes you wear? And where do you get the idea that WE don’t work for what we have? Have you ever done any farm or ranch work? Do you know how many endless days and nights WE spend to bring your ungrateful a$$ food and clothes? What if the government did win in this situation and then continued on their path of shutting farmers and ranchers down like they have been. What would you eat and wear? EVERYTHING around us depends on agriculture. Your ignorance shines thru in your comments you’ve made. I can’t believe you’ve ever put in a good honest day of hard labor like myself and everybody else who farms and ranches to provide not only for you and everyone in the United States but for people around the world. I think the fact that he was maintaining that land should have been payment enough for using it. You obviously do not know the costs to maintain ranch and farmland. We rely on the land so we have to take care of it so it can take care of us. If ranching and farming go away like the government is trying to do just remember who will be starving. It won’t be the people who know how to raise and butcher animals or the people who can raise and grow a crop. WE are a strong, independent, united group who’d give anything for a friend or neighbor. It’ll be you who wanted farmers and ranchers off their land and shut down. It will be you that fought against us and used offensive names (yes, I find redneck hick and “still living in the 1800’s” offensive. Just because WE don’t live in the city with a cushy lazy person desk job don’t mean we are any less of a people. In fact if one group were to be better than another I’d say it would be us in agriculture. The farmers and ranchers. WE have a sense of togetherness. A work ethic that only city people can dream of. A deep love and respect for the land and animals we use.) WE need to stand up for OUR rights because no one else will and there are so many uniformed people like yourself that don’t understand what WE do for YOU and how little we gain monetarily from it. What we do gain however is worth more than any amount of money and that is why WE continue to fight for OUR way of life and OUR livelihood. And without us the whole world would go hungry.

    • my opinion

      I am pretty sure there are a lot of people on welfare that live in the city too. Not exactly sure what your problem is but you are not very nice. Im not sure why you have a problm with farmers and people who live in the country but you should be greatful for farmers/ranchers who provide the food you eat.

  • stlmomof3

    I work for a local radio talk show and we have collected donations from callers all over for this family.

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