Saturday, January 16, 2016

Eight Feet of Federal Soil

The big news out of eastern Oregon is the arrest of one of the Bundy bunch for allegedly stealing a government vehicle. This particular loony has a history of occupying federal land while intimidating the authorities and playing with munitions:

In 1995, Medenbach was convicted on federal charges for illegally camping on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state. He was ordered held in custody because of evidence that Medenbach poses a risk to the safety of other persons or the community because [he] acknowledges intimidation practices, references 'Ruby Ridge' and 'Waco, Texas,' and clearly would not follow conditions of release restraining his presence at the scene of the alleged unlawful activity," according to a federal appellate court ruling upholding his conviction.

The appellate ruling said there was "evidence that Medenbach had attempted to protect his forest campsite with fifty to a hundred pounds of the explosive ammonium sulfate, a pellet gun, and what appeared to be a hand grenade with trip wires. The government also proffered evidence that Medenbach had warned Forest Service officers of potential armed resistance to the federal government's continued control of the forest lands in question."

Since this guy likes to occupy government land, I say that the government should let him do so- he should occupy precisely eight feet of federal soil.

Post title inspired by King Harald's response to Earl Tostig when asked how much land he was prepared to cede to Harald Harðráða, which is one of the most badass retorts in the history of humanity.


Unknown said...

That man was serious about his camping.

Smut Clyde said...

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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That man was serious about his camping.

I think Tarpman was even more serious, this guy didn't even have a tarp.


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