Senator Jennifer Fielder Defends the Oregon Militants

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A few days ago, I posted on Twitter, asking whether someone in the Montana media had asked Senator Jennifer Fielder for her position on the militants who have occupied the federal facility in Oregon. It seemed an obvious question, as Fielder is the leading spokeswoman for the movement to take public lands from the federal government here in Montana. To my knowledge, and according to a Google News search, no Montana media outlet has asked Fielder to comment, despite the obvious connection between her movement and the militia wannabes in Oregon.

Perhaps they will now, as Fielder has taken to her Facebook page to defend the men who have earned the justified mockery of most Americans, going so far as to call for their pardon.

On her Facebook page this evening, Fielder writes:

Ranching is not terrorism — Obama should pardon ranchers and end protest peacefully

It’s no wonder the feds heavy handed treatment of the Hammond Ranching Family has stirred an uprising.The federal government was way out of bounds in charging the Hammond Family with terrorism as a result of the prescribed burns they started on their own ranch (which actually improved the grass land), and a back burn that stopped a large lightening (sic) caused wildfire from spreading. President Obama should pardon the two ranchers and put an end to the Oregon protest peacefully.

?#?mtpol? ?#?freethelands? ?#?freethehammonds?
Visit me at http://www.jenniferfielder.us

Here you have the leader of the public lands takeover movement in Montana claiming that an adjudicated case of arson was an improvement of public land and that militia members were justified in their decision to mount an armed takeover of those public lands and government buildings. I don’t understand her assertion that the Hammonds, who have reported for prison despite the presence of the militants, were charged with “terrorism,” but facts have never really been a part of Fielder’s anti-government repertoire.

As the US Attorney notes:

The U.S. Attorney dismissed arguments that the Hammonds were accused of terrorism.

“The evidence at trial convinced the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the Hammonds were guilty of the federal crime of arson; that is, maliciously damaging United States property by fire,” he wrote. “The jury was neither asked if the Hammonds were terrorists, nor were defendants ever charged with or accused of terrorism. Suggesting otherwise is simply flat-out wrong.”

Perhaps now would be a good time for the Montana media to ask Senator Fielder and the Montana Republican Party if they truly support the right to respond to adverse court decisions with armed insurrection.

 

 

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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Maybe Jennifer knows the other side of this story. “The story…begins…with the creation and expansion of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a tract of federal land…The federal government has since expanded…in part by buying adjacent private land. Protesters allege that when private landowners refused to sell, the federal government got aggressive, diverting water during the 1980s into the “rising Malheur lakes.” Eventually, the lakes flooded “homes, corrals, barns, and graze-land.” Ranchers who were “broke and destroyed” then “begged” the government to buy their “useless ranches.” …the Hammonds were among the few private landowners who remained adjacent to the Refuge. …the… Read more »

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Thanks again Don for keeping the heat on and doing your “homework”! Love it….

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Let’s see Fielder and Marshal Marbut lead volunteers to break the siege of the Bundy BOZOS! Really, where’s our mainstream media on this put Fielder and ilk on the spot? It’s the same crap we saw in the nineties with the ‘Freemen’ FOOLS that both sides of the aisle considered them lunatics…

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Jenny’s people! Seriously, and I mean this, you MUST watch the videos and read this entire article. And then the comments too. Why? Because Inbred Lives Matter! No, seriously, these folks that lil’ jenny luvs so much are pure, unadulterated INBREDS! And hilariously so. Mormon material! Look, if you can believe in a religion started by a con man who PUT his “seer stones”, seer stones that had NAMES, like Vermin and Sputum, into his hat, and then looked inside and saw the golden tablets, well then, you can believe ANY thing! And they do! http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/oregon-militants-brawl-as-friends-beg-them-to-go-home-youre-surrounded-by-informants/comments/#disqus The LAST time that… Read more »

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Now that’s where I draw the line! Well, no I don’t! It’s simply funny as hell! Enjoy. America has the proper response to Bundy’s. And it’s heeelarious! I suspect that we have coined a new uniquely American word. Bundy. It is verb. It is adjective. It is noun! Verb: I was doing just fine until you came along and bundied the whole thing! Thanks a lot! Adjective: DAMN, dude! You’re so stupid your bundilicious! Noun: What’s that smell? Well, I was not looking and stepped in a pile of dog bundy! Sorry. https://twitter.com/hashtag/bundyeroticfanfic?src=hash

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sWeed, your side is gettin’ crazier by the minute! This is really funny stuff! Enjoy. I did! http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/bundy-militia-standoff-escalates-when-another-heavily-armed-group-arrives-to-provide-security/ sWeed, did I ever tell you ’bout the time the inbreds tried a similar thing here in Montana? Well, what happened was that some inbreds up in Davey Skinflute’s country were gonna flout the law and open a road into a wilderness area where it was NOT allowed. They made their intentions well-known in the press. Well, I read about it on Saturday, and on Monday morning at 8:05 I was on the horn to Ratco’s office. I very politely explained to… Read more »

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sWeed, THIS is the Oregon I remember as a young kid trying to freeze to death while huntin’ geese in the middle of winter. Compare the words of this fine man with the sh*t spouted by the outta state inbred momonn morons like the Bunky clan! No comparison. I’m a Native Oregonian and I love that place and its people. I left to come to Montana where the we have deep roots too.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/oregon-sheriff-to-protesters-pick-up-and-go-home-597324355777

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sWeed, you simply must read the comment thread on this article to get a feel for what normal people are saying about the bozo bundies! They are doing your side great harm. And look, even outta state jenny feildear is starting to look the fool she is. What was it she did while she was in Washington state? And where the hell is she even from? Not round these parts I’d say. Me too. I’m tired of these outta state reetarts messin’ with our west. Send’em packin’!

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/01/bundy-boys-boot-federal-computers-settle

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The bundy brain trust! Such as it is.

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Greg Strandberg
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I’m surprised LK has managed to post so much and so often on this post, and without a tweet from the site.

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Yup! Been sayin’ this for some time now. And I really like the part that says “the mundane origins of this religion really make some people smirk”. That’d be ME! This is a really good article about the Kockbundiates. Because, hey, a welfare rancher is the most hardest working under appreciated slob OUT there, right? Guess they never met a teacher! I theenk ol’ Aimin’ Bunky otter go ask one of the school teachers he’s puttin’ outta work just how easy THEY have it, especially since they have to pay back all their school loans. And they don’t make squat!… Read more »

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Aimin’ Butski’s moron, OOPS! I mean mormonn roots run deep. The one good thing to come out of this nonsense is to re-educate America as to just who these traitors are! Enjoyl I did.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/28/1151495/-How-Mormon-Leaders-Built-the-John-Birch-Society

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I’m sorry, but if I had the time off, I’d go down there and KICK this inbred son of a bitch’s mormonn ASS! Enough is enough. SOME of us have to actually work for a living. Come ON, O’Bama. Let’s get this party started! I would tell this inbred to leave the women and children in the compound and come out, and let’s you and me finish the nonsense mano a mano! I’m a’feared he’d shit down both legs though! You see, you DON’T get to steal from me, a Vietnam Vet. That public land belongs to ALL of us… Read more »

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Hey Don, Peaceful kum bah yah protests work great except nobody takes them seriously. To get the progressive media to take notice you have to act like the founders of the US did, with some proverbial balls.

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And Larry Vagg, you can start by trying to whoop me you shriveled old fart.

LK
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Sonny, do your “proverbial balls” prevent you from posting your real name? Jeebus, dude, but that’s just real sad. You seem to be a proverbial patriot! btw, why aren’t YOU down there, hero boy? You too scared to fight for your freedumb?? Or do you already have it?! I think you do.

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