Defiant rancher in Nevada beloved by militia groups is a horrible racist, surprising approximately nobody

Rancher Cliven Bundy at his home in Bunkerville, Nevada. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Ladies and gentlemen, meet American hero Cliven Bundy, as seen on video:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Read Adam Nagourney's report for the New York Times.

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His sympathizers include dozens of militia members, many carrying weapons. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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  1. I think it's a pretty safe assumption that if you begin your statement with “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” then you don't actually know the thing you claim to know.

  2. Christ, what an asshole.

  3. AFAIK, I don't have any real friends who are terrorists or white supremacists, but I do have opinions about "them".

  4. So what is the difference between gov't handouts in the projects and .. oh, say grazing your cattle for free on gov't land? Both seem to me to be gov't subsidies. I'm sure I'm missing something.


    The Bagger gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised. All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now the Bagger gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. The Bagger’s bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry. The Bagger takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. The Bagger dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some tree- hugging liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. The Bagger begins his work day; he has a good job with excellent pay, medicals benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some liberal union members fought and died for these working standards the Bagger’s employer pays these standards because the Bagger’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union. If the Bagger is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some liberal didn’t think he should loose his home because of his temporary misfortune. It’s noon time, the Bagger needs to make a Bank Deposit so he can pay some bills. The Bagger’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some liberal wanted to protect the Bagger’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the depression. The Bagger has to pay his Fannie Mae underwritten Mortgage and his below market federal student loan because some stupid liberal decided that the Bagger and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.

    The Bagger is home from work, he plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive to dad’s; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. He was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans. The house didn’t have electric until some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification. (Those rural Republicans would still be sitting in the dark) He is happy to see his dad who is now retired. His dad lives on Social Security and his union pension because some liberal made sure he could take care of himself so the Bagger wouldn’t have to. After his visit with dad he gets back in his car for the ride home. He turns on a radio talk show, probably Douche Limpbaugh who keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good (He doesn’t tell the Bagger that his beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit the Bagger enjoys throughout his day). The Bagger agrees, “We don’t need those big government liberals ruining our lives!

    Have fun with this read, it's meant as a running funny ha ha intended to raise our awareness of the American GOP/TeaBagger/NeoCon individual. [note sarcasm]

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