Best Nickname To Come Out Of The #OregonStandoff So Far: Ranch Stupidians
It's all be worth it just for that.
As you know, there are four Oregon self-styled militia holdouts on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in who are so far clutching their weapons and refusing to budge, even though the FBI has decided that playtime is over. THe FBI has surrounded the building occupied by the Stupidians, complete with armored vehicles, demanding surrender.
UPDATE: It's over, as the last of the four holdouts, David Fry, as surrendered to the FBI.
It was a wild night, as one of their sympathizers helped them set up a direct phone line, and recorded about four hours of negotiation talk -- much of which was laced with profanity, insane ramblings and a couple of great quotes by the FBI negotiator.
My favorite: After shouting at the authorities for a solid hour to go home and leave them alone, one of the Ranch Stupidians shouted this: "We're not coming out! We're not coming out! We'll come put in the morning!"
True story. You can hear the whole thing here, if you care to.
So the four holdouts were supposed to give up this morning, but so far it hasn't happened (updates as they occur). One of the sticking points is that the Stupidians want to leave with their weapons, which may be a bone of contention when they are booked into jail.
Oh, and meanwhile, Nevada rancher and evil rodeo clown Cliven Bundy hopped a commercial jet and headed to the scene of the action, only to be arrested by the FBI at the Portland Airport. Bundy was wanted in connection with 2014 charges at a police standoff in Nevada. Mug shot action:
— Petra Vilshenko (@petvillka1992) February 11, 2016
He'll occupy the same jail facility as his two sons, Ammon and Ryan.
He was reportedly on his way to support the militants in their protest over federal land control in the West.
The two best things about these latest developments are that no one has been hurt, and the internet is once again having a field day. My favorite reactions below:
— Sad Ammon Bundy (@SadAmmonBundy) February 11, 2016
— Daisy McDonald (@daisy_mcdonald) February 11, 2016
— Jillian Hurley (@BeautyBind) February 11, 2016
— Leila A. McNeill (@leilasedai) February 11, 2016
Idiot terrorist: "It's freezing. We need a propane heater."
FBI guy: "It's warm in our cars!"
— your old pal tony (@CrudTweets) February 11, 2016
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 11, 2016
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