Wednesday, April 30, 2014

There might be better guitarists but no better solos…

Than this one by David Gilmour and Pink Floyd capping off “Comfortably Numb” from their Pulse Dvd
concert of 1994.

Gilmour like Eric Clapton always seemed to put out just the right amount of notes, no more and no less, than required to make the music come alive.

Film buffs will remember that line from Amadeus by the Emperor to Mozart who had the temerity to ask His Majesty which notes did he have in mind to cut or words to that effect.

“Simply too many notes!”

Just the right amount of notes!”

In the above concert footage, Gilmour plays an extended second solo which coincides with the stage
show, below is the original solo from the studio version of the song.

Listen to both, which solo do you prefer?

Morongobill

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bundy’s fate, only a waiting game now.

This will not have a happy ending, present trends continuing.

As I write this and you read it, you can be assured that the forces of oppression and
suppression are hard at work laying the foundation for the impending raid on Bunkerville
which will be the end of the line for the Bundy’s and their supporters.

There is no doubt about it. If it hasn’t already been impaneled, a secret Grand Jury will be
called and catchall indictments will be issued for anyone or anybody that the feds think was
involved in the conspiracy that led to their humiliating retreat from the cattle roundup; indictments
in hand, a massive raid will be launched in the pre-dawn hours that may end up being the
bloodiest since Waco.

The feds, under General Holder(involved in the assault on Waco) only know one way and
it involves the gun and overwhelming force, this Bunkerville they feel is a nest of seditionists and must be
wiped out as a lesson to others.

The federal government and Harry Reid will brook no opposition and will instantly react when miracles
fall into their laps as the other day when Cliven Bundy shared his thoughts with the New York Times
and the world on the state of black Americans and under what conditions they would be better off.

That little interview, I am afraid, may have sealed the man’s fate and that of his followers. Only a waiting game now, for the heavy jackboot to drop down on their heads.

Allow me to speak from the heart now. Growing up in the Deep South, I heard talk like that throughout
my childhood. I still hear talk like that today, over 40 years later. I am not excusing his remarks, but the man
is from a different era and a different time; it is almost like he has been dropped out of a time capsule from
long ago into a world that thinks and speaks almost in a different language. What I am saying is his words
while crude and no doubt hurtful to some, were not the words of a raving lunatic or a cross burning Klan
member. The man is a throwback to the old America when eloquence was rare, often expressed more with
a hard fist or an accurate shot, than with words.

The reaction of blacks around him and those who know him speak volumes. That is the opinion that counts to me. The problem is that his words were the invitation that Reid and his gang were waiting for- they know that the “sunshine” friends would desert Bundy, the political class would remove their support and protection- this was their chance to isolate him and set him and his followers up for the kill.

So I am afraid that it is all over but the crying. It is only a waiting game as the feds line up all their ducks
by getting the secret indictments, wooing over the local law enforcement to make the impending raid more of a local effort, getting the local news media to start telling the “true story” about the man and his followers,
line up the alphabet agencies and making sure that they have plenty of ammo and that everyone has photos of the ringleaders- wrapping this up nice and tight so that there will be no mistakes and that the
eradication of the problem is finally achieved and that this is done in such a way as to be a lesson to all
not to challenge the power of the various governmental bureaucracies.

It really looks bleak for the man and his family. And for his ranch and way of life. My best guess is that the land will one day be plastered over with mirrors or windmills, or used for one of the tortoise mitigation schemes; bottom line the land is already coveted for that purpose by certain groups as the now infamous
and (un)deleted BLM webpage devoted to the “trespass cattle” clearly showed.

If there is any hope amongst the man and his supporters that they will one day be able to resume the ranching in that location, let me disabuse them of that notion. This land is reverting back to the feds and
those cattle will be gone, period. The only hope now is try to resume ranching elsewhere.

The only other options remaining are ending up on a slab or in a federal or state prison somewhere.

It is time, Mr. Bundy, to go to plan B, whatever that is. I suggest that you send feelers out to those groups
that have supported you regarding legal representation and that you do it now. Perhaps there is a way
where you can walk away with your head high and your point made, and without a single shot being fired.

The alternative is to continue being the sore thumb sticking out just waiting to be cut off, and have no doubt
that is the real intention of the federal government that you recently humiliated, to cut you off and to eradicate all traces of your ranch from the area, and of your family, if necessary.

Make the call, get some legal and negotiating help and live to carry the fight on and your way of life elsewhere on the range.

Above image courtesy Bundy Ranch and Fox News

Morongobill

Monday, April 21, 2014

The American people will never believe that cowboys are “domestic terrorists” regardless of what Harry Reid thinks.

I liked Reid a whole lot more when he wasn’t so blatant with his agenda.

His agenda, a big part of it, is to pave over the wild lands with wind, solar, biomass and new transmission line projects. Of course, he is working hand in hand with the Obama and an army of lobbyists to achieve
this goal.

On a personal note, I wrote about this for over a year, until I just got sick and tired of seeing the same old, same old happening no matter how many people spoke out against the land grab- because a) the average person didn’t care and b) the old lions like Reid had control of the levers of power, and had written the laws and regulations in such a way as to ramrod things through no matter the opposition.

Well now things are a little different and the pace of approvals has slowed down as the arguments made in opposition to these desert boondoggles has finally started gaining some traction, and now this latest example of bureaucratic arrogance and over reach has been on public display for all to see; at long last the glove was taken off of the federal fist for the average Joe to see, and what they saw, they didn’t like and Mr.
Harry Reid didn’t like that one bit.

Hence his going nuclear and calling the Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists’ and that he would convene some sort of task force to get rid of the Bundy problem.

Note to the senator: Americans are never gonna buy your argument that cowboys are terrorists. Period. They will buy that your Taser totin’ BLM goons and snipers are. Period.

Convene your task force, go ahead, make our day.

In the meantime, we will work on bringing your own sordid way of doing things to the attention of the American public and in particular, the little people of the state of Nevada who you supposedly represent, who you supposedly work for.

You see folks, in the old days corruption was easier to understand than nowadays version. In the old days envelopes stuffed with hundred dollar bills were exchanged in the cloakroom or in bars, now it is 24 hours a day fundraising or voting lockstep with lobbyist needs and then retiring to a cushy job with them, in addition to the congressional pension.

This ain’t the same old Harry Reid that came out of Searchlight all those decades ago, this is the blowdried new wanna be lobbyist in chief that we are dealing with now. I say f--- him, this modern day Harry Reid, f---
him and his son, and his whole posse of lobbyists, including his former aide that he planted in the head office at the BLM, f--- them all.

Vote him out and send him and his son packing. They have screwed Nevada and the environment long enough!

Harry Reid is the grass and Cliven Bundy(shown below) is the people’s lawnmower, start it up.

Or better yet, let those federal sons of bitches sit their sorry well fed asses out in one of those BLM 4th Amendment zones out in that desert they have sold out for so long.

Morongobill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just don't take it out on the desert tortoise!

Have you been following the "siege" that was underway in Nevada recently? The one pitting the feds against a local rancher and his defenders, live on your local news channel? I have and I am appalled on one hand and pleased on the other.

First let me say that thankfully no serious blood has been shed, yet. But the potential is still there for it. I am not so naive as to believe that this administration has surrendered so early in the process, I believe that this is just a tactical withdrawal only from the battlefield. It is an amazing sight to see our federal government agents trying to crush dissent so brazenly and truly inspiring to see the people from the area and elsewhere come together to put a stop to the government's actions.

Remember that in our history, the people are the ultimate authority from which the law comes. And the people have spoken loudly with their presence and actions way out there in the Nevada desert. But the struggle is only in the beginning phase, with severe tests ahead of the people's resolve to come. I agree with those who say that the spark of resistance to governmental coercion and corruption can come at any time, this may be it. For sure, if the Obama bullies try to follow the Clinton playbook, i.e. Waco or Ruby Ridge, that just might do it.

People of all political stripes are just sick and tired of the "DC babysitters" trying to control their lives and they are fed up with politicians more concerned with servicing billionaire individual and corporate needs, instead of the people's needs. This Bundy Ranch saga perfectly illustrates the difference between those needs. Follow the money, how can you miss it.

And don't blame the tortoises either. Isn't it amazing that on the one hand the feds say that Bundy's cattle are damaging tortoise habitat, hence the fines at the root of this whole imbroglio, and the fact that the government bureaucrats need his land for remediation purposes for future renewable energy projects championed by none other than  "pack up and move tortoises" Senator Harry Reid, senior senator from Nevada and the main man in the United States Senate!

One thing that the Ivanpah solar fight taught me was that the government doesn't give a damn about the desert tortoise,especially Reid and the BLM, so I don't buy their bulls_t story. To them, the desert is prime land to pave over with solar and wind projects and the endangered plants and animals are just sh_t on their boots to be scraped off. And now we finally know that any people in their way are the same in their eyes.

Good I say, finally we know what Reid et al really think and feel about us.

Morongobill