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trump pardons ranchers who inspired siege

Trump pardons ranchers who inspired siege

Green heads are exploding all over the world at Trump’s latest pardon. So will Fairfax tomorrow when they roust out their greeny scribes.

Y’see these were two ranchers, Hammond father and son, in mountainous Federal land in Oregon who had lit a fire that went beyond their control. The fire didn’t kill anyone, it didn’t kill millions of cuddly creatures, but it was in the context of grazing and other rights that the prissy purist madmen of the Environmental Protection Agency had closed down on the ranchers in the area.

The fires had been lit to stop wildfires getting into the Hammond’s land and to destroy invasive weeds.

Obama’s soy boys, full of holy zeal, went all out to prosecute them and they ended up with five years prison.

It didn’t end there – the perceived unjust sentence for the Hammonds inspired Ammon Bundy to lead an armed standoff in early 2016, when a group of armed men broke into the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

At the time, Bundy said that he wanted the federal government to relinquish control of the wildlife refuge so “people can reclaim their resources.” He also wanted an easier sentence for Dwight and Steven Hammond, who had both previously rejected his assistance.

However one man was killed as a result. He had driven his truck at a roadblock while trying to get out of the siege. The police thought that it merited shooting at him.

Granting the pardon Trump said, “The Hammonds are devoted family men, respected contributors to their local community, and have widespread support from their neighbors, local law enforcement, and farmers and ranchers across the West,” she said. “Justice is overdue for Dwight and Steven Hammond, both of whom are entirely deserving of these Grants of Executive Clemency.”

So far they have been in prison for 4 and 3 years.

Back in June this year Fairfax journos picked up on a US claim that Trump was insanely pardoning people and Fairfax has been shivering for the last few weeks.

Please do not send them flowers, a week’s supply of Valium would be more appropriate.

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  • luk1955 11/07/2018, 7:13 am

    DJT strikes again, much like the Lone Ranger. What a brilliant move and a stab in the heart for those libs who love government murder, thievery, fraud, theft, bullying, and treasonous behaviour.
    What isn’t mentioned here is that the Alaska feds started a fire up there, at the same time, that burned 200,000 acres and no one in the fed government was held responsible for that deliberately lit fire that did kill a lot of animals.

    • Pensioner Pete 11/07/2018, 8:29 am

      luk: PP wholeheartedly agrees with your view on Trump. Trump is continually demonstrating he is without doubt, the greatest President of the United States of all time.

  • Albert 11/07/2018, 9:57 am

    Suck this up Turnbull. This will never be said about you.

    Recently , Henry Kissinger did an interview and said very amazing things regarding President Trump, He starts with: “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen.”
    The former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gives us a new understanding of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy and predicts its success:
    “Liberals and all those who favor (Hillary) Clinton will never admit it. They will never admit that he is the one true leader. The man is doing changes like never before and does all of it for the sake of this nation’s people. After eight years of tyranny, we finally see a difference.”
    Kissinger knows it and he continues with: “Every country now has to consider two things: One, their perception that the previous president, or the outgoing president, basically withdrew America from international politics, so that they had to make their own assessments of their necessities. And secondly, that there is a new president who’s asking a lot of unfamiliar questions. And because of the combination of the partial vacuum and the new questions, one could imagine that something remarkable and new emerges out of it.”
    Then Kissinger puts it bluntly: “Trump puts America and its people first. This is why people love him and this is why he will remain in charge for so long. There is not a single thing wrong with him and people need to open their eyes.”
    When he boasts that he has a “bigger red button” than Kim Jung Un does, he so transcends the mealy-mouthed rhetoric of the past that he forces a new recognition of American power.
    Kissinger once wrote, “The weak grow strong by effrontery. The strong grow weak through inhibition.” No sentence better captures the U.S.-North Korea relationship.
    Trump is discarding the inhibitions and call the bluff on North Korea ’s effrontery.
    His point is that the contrast of American retreat under Obama and its new assertion of power under Trump creates a new dynamic that every one of our allies and of our enemies must consider.
    Our allies grew complaisant with Obama’s passivity and now are fearful due to Trump’s activism. And they must balance the two in developing their policies.
    They realize that the old assumptions, catalyzed by Bush 43’s preoccupation with Iraq and Obama’s refusal to lead are obsolete. So, Trump is forcing a new calculus with a new power behind American interests.
    Those — here and abroad — who rode the old apple cart worry about its being toppled.

    • Joe Blogs 11/07/2018, 10:27 am

      Nice work, Albert.

      Trump has demonstrated just how myopic, devoid of common sense, and incapable of root cause problem solving that politicians are.

      Can’t imagine Hillary talking about her “bigger red button” …

  • Bwana Neusi 11/07/2018, 12:42 pm

    It will be fascinating to see how the mid term elections pan out.
    Rumour has it that Mueller will deliver a damning report shortly before the vote in an effort to damage Trump.
    Trump’s growing popularity with the American people must surely win the day.

  • clarion call 11/07/2018, 12:56 pm

    It has reached the point where The Donald is now being considered ‘Dead man walking’. The establishment, the EU, Germania, the globalists/financiers, Islamania, the Chinese, and sundry other rotten bastard groups….all want DJT to non-exist. He’s mucked up all their devious plans for trade and world control. I hope his private security detail are on the ball 24/7. I would not trust the security provided by the establishment. Remember JFK’s demise? Allegedly ‘accidentally’ shot by one of his security detail.

    • Neville 12/07/2018, 1:18 am

      DMW or not, he still seems to be going on .. and on .. and on ..
      Still, agree with CC; hope the secret service are on the ball

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