By Any Other Name

Sometimes,  as I fulfill my contractual duty to the WordPress community to write about all the news that is, well, news-y, I find myself unable to keep up with the fast pace of the current most blog-worthy items.

For example, today I wanted to write about the Bundy Boys while I sipped my coffee at breakfast.  I wanted to rant about bozos with bazookas, but alas, I had to go to work.  I could not rant.

You’ve heard about the Bundy Boys, haven’t you?  Ammon and Ryan (Ammon???? WTF?)  Two sons of Cliven Bundy have taken over federal land (a bird sanctuary, because we all know that those folks pack heat(ed hand and foot warmers) to protest what they claim is unfair guv’ment action.

Here is the low down from the Washington Post:

A group of armed anti-government activists remained encamped at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Sunday evening, vowing to occupy the outpost for years to protest the federal government’s treatment of a pair of local ranchers set to report to prison Monday.

The occupation of a portion of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, about 30 miles southeast of Burns, Ore., began a day earlier, after a small group of men broke off from a much larger march and rally held on Saturday evening

The armed occupation is being led by Ammon Bundy, an Idaho rancher whose father, Cliven Bundy, led an armed standoff with federal agents in Nevada in 2014 and who has described his supporters as “militia men.”

Oregon birds 1

If you continue trying to send these convicted arsonists to jail, I will hold my breath until I turn blue.  Oh, yeah, I AM blue.  My bad.  (Google Image)

 

On the way to work, I formulated perfect sentences expressing my disdain for folks who claim to be patriots but who work against the government.  Petulant ammosexuals.  Boys with more guns than either brains or balls.  And if you’ve been paying attention, you might recall that I’m not big on guns.  Or dopes. Or armed-fucking-rebellion.

Well, today, the delay in my blog drafting reaped rewards.  Huge rewards.

Because at lunch time, because the interwebs are/is alive with ideas on just what to call the Bundy Boys.  As described in a Huffington Post article, folks are rising to the challenge of just exactly to what to call the boys.

Here are the current contenders:

#Y’All Qaeda

#VanillaISIS:

#YokelHaram

#al-Shabubba, and say the group is waging #YeeHawd

I thought we might help.  You see, originally I had planned to insert a poll RIGHT HERE to see which name y’all prefer, but in the newest new Word Press format, there appears no way to insert a poll.*

Oh and the two men who inspired this anti-guv’ment protest?  They were convicted of arson on Federal land and they served some time in prison.  Recently a federal judge determined that they had been improperly sentenced, and that there was additional time to be served.

But my favorite tweet?

Every successful revolution starts with takeover of closed visitor center with gift shop.

These two guys oppose the Bundy Boys, and turned themselves in today.  They didn’t condone the Bundy Boys take over of the bird sanctuary-with gift shop.

In fact, it seems that self-proclaimed “patriots” — “militia men” are fallin’ all over themselves to distance themselves from the Bundy Boys.

I can’t imagine why.  Can you?

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* When the Bundy Boys are done with this here protest, I’m gonna call them up.  Then they can take over Word Press and we can call it:

#stop-all the damn changes-Word-Press-or-I’ll-shoot

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This story just keeps on giving.  Just after I posted, I read this post, by I Tried Being Tasteful.

You really can’t make this shit up.

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39 responses to “By Any Other Name

  1. Ha! I love those hashtag handles. Folks is so creative, no?

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  2. Holly

    How bad am I? I didn’t know about any of this. I really need to get over this returning to work, being sick and moving thing. It’s interfering with my knowledge of all the worldly news in the US.

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    • Don’t be so hard on yourself. We all need a break from time to time. Besides, these folks will be holding up in the bird sanctuary for a while, so you have plenty of time!

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      • Holly

        Funny enough, I just got a CNN alert about the gunshow loophole being narrowed further.

        How can something that doesn’t exist be narrowed?

        KIDDING, of course… Not kidding that I am avoiding the comments about this on local news sites today. Scary.

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  3. yeah… the same people who say there should be no restrictions of buying guns now show up places with guns and tell the rest of us what we can and can’t do… great…

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  4. This would be funnier if it was in a third world country. So embarrassing! Where is their mother!!!!!

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    • Sorting the MRE supply, I’m guessing! Counting bullets? Canning vegetables that will last for the 1,000 year reich … oops — that one just slipped in.

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  5. Wasn’t the lantern-jawed Sean Hannity all pro-Bundy after his first scrape with the law until Bundy started spewing some racist nonsense? Isn’t that the same guy or am I misremembering?

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    • That’s Daddy Bundy, Cliven, and Mark it was soooooooooo last year. These guys don’t have a lot of supporters — the head of one of the militia-type organizations, the name of which I can’t think of, has said that what these bozos are doing is stupid. The two ranchers who “inspired” the thing are not supporting it (and they turned themselves in and went to jail). It’s really a bunch of yahoos with a lot of guns. Which makes it terrifying in a somewhat laughable way …

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  6. Instead of going with one of the catchy names, I favor assholes.

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  7. So many good names, so little time. I’m torn between VanillaISIS and Y’Yall Quada…decisions. I’m going with VanillaISIS!!
    I would love to laugh at this crew, but my jaw has been on the ground since I heard “bird sanctuary”.
    Have you seen their flag? Part assault rifle, part don’t tread on me, part stripes …all hideous.

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  8. Bwahaha! Still laughing. My vote? Definitely #yallQaeda.

    But your tweet should be:
    #yall stop-all the damn changes-Word-Press-or-I’ll-shoot a bluebird.

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  9. Yeah…ammosexual…ew. I like your version of the news though. What a messed up world…

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    • Isn’t that a great word?? Perfect for these clowns. I read somewhere that some psychologists believe that gun, ummm, nuttery is an addiction. I agree completely.

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  10. Bwhahaha! Ammosexuals? Love it. THAT’s my favorite right there. 🙂

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  11. Guess I haven’t been paying enough attention to this story. Heard about it on the news this morning and haven’t had a chance to tune back in. But now I don’t have to because you’ve brought me up to speed. And given me a good laugh before bed. 🙂

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  12. Deb

    I first heard about this ‘take over’ of a federal building near Burns and for the life of me couldn’t imagine what sort of federal building would be out in the middle of the desert scrub land near Burns. Then I saw the coverage and almost peed myself laughing.

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  13. By any other name, I would still love this post. Thanks, Elyse.

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