Low Popahirum, National Edition (4-14-14)

Government officials retreated Saturday from federal property in Gold Butte, Nev., leaving behind some 389 “trespass cattle” that had been impounded as the result of a decades-long dispute between a local rancher and the U.S. government.” – The Blaze

“Amid the standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, reports are growing that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s little-known ties to a Chinese solar energy giant could have played a role.” – BizPAC Review

“The BLM asserts their power through the expressed desire to protect the endangered desert tortoise, a tortoise so “endangered” that their population can no longer be contained by the refuge constructed for them so the government is closing it and euthanizing over a thousand tortoises. The tortoises, the excuse that BLM has given for violating claims to easements and running all but one lone rancher out of southern Nevada, is doing fine. In fact, the tortoise has lived in harmony with cattle in the Gold Butte, Clark County Nevada for over a hundred years, or as long as Cliven Bundy’s family has lived on the land as ranchers. In fact, the real threat to it is urbanization, not cattle.” – Dana Loesch

 

“Yes, George Soros had a hand in the Bundy vs FEDS dispute that has thankfully, resulted in federal officials backing off of its demands upon the Bundy family ranch, including halting a round up of Cliven Bundy’s cattle.  This was not simply a stand off between over-reaching Big Government entities though, but rather a concerted effort by progressive forces to stamp out the kind of resistance figures like Cliven Bundy represent, be they a rancher, farmer, pro-liberty militia, safe borders advocate, small business owner, or alternative media figure.” – Ulsterman Report

“If Tesla is allowed to eliminate the middleman, Ford, General Motors, and other manufacturers will follow suit, whines NJCAR. Yes, the consumer would save money, but if Governor Christie allowed this new and possibly more efficient method of distribution to take hold in New Jersey, he would surely lose lots of dealer votes and their financial support. So Christie, no stranger to issues in the transportation sector, told Tesla it can keep its stores as galleries but not discuss price or take orders. Any orders would have to be placed in stores in other states (Texas does not allow any such referrals), which would of course reap the sales taxes associated with the sales. Other states are under pressure from dealer organizations to follow New Jersey’s lead, or at minimum New York’s, where the governor and the legislature have cut a deal to allow Tesla to keep its five stores—but no more.” – Weekly Standard

“The moral blindness of the American Ruling Class is on display.  The Washingtonian Magazine, a glossy lifestyle and politics rag, has published a fawning profile of D.C. power couple Jay Carney and Claire Shipman that was a bit more revealing than intended.  At the top of the piece was a photo of mom Claire with her son and daughter, flipping a fried egg in their beautiful kitchen/great room.” – American Thinker

“But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a president who is constantly accused of being a socialist himself.” – The Week

“Now we’re used to Jay Carney giving us the finger, but to lop off his kid’s pinkie to prove a point is rather extreme. In any case, it’s amusing to note the lengths to which the media will go to make our statist overlords appealing to us. In the run up to the 2008 election, the Atlantic hired a venomous hate-fueled leftist photographer who took unflattering photos of John McCain for their profile.” – Sooper Mexican

“As Twitchy reported on Sunday, a gunman killed three people at two Jewish centers in the Overland Park suburb of Kansas City. More is being learned about the identity and background of the suspected shooter.” – Twitchy

“The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether to approve or block it.  Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Justice Department have a long track record of pushing the rule of law aside and making decisions based on politics.   Will the proposed Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable receive the scrutiny it deserves, or simply be fast-tracked for approval based on politics?” – Forbes

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