Monday, January 04, 2016

It's a Christopher Guest movie

Josh Marshall's description of the yahoo "attack" on an empty ranger station kind of captures the reason I'm having trouble taking it seriously.
And yet, the obvious comparisons between these bozos who seem to think the federal Constitution authorizes you to steal federal property and kill federal officials doesn't quite capture the whole story. As one Facebook commenter on one of our original stories put it with admirable understatement, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge visitors' center is "probably one of the least critical spots to occupy in all of the United States." The whole stunt has all the hallmarks of what the rightwing extremist movie would play like if it were produced by the guys who made Best in Show or Waiting for Guffman.

On the other hand, I tend to see most situations as Guffman-esque absurdities so it's kind of hard for me to differentiate one from the next sometimes.

I will say that, while I'd agree that the 15 radicalized Duggars hanging out in the wilderness gift shop with their guns and stuff should be prosecuted whenever they decide to climb back down, I'm having a more difficult time watching the reactions of our so-called liberal friends. Strange that so many folks who have spent the better part of the past few years arguing against police brutality are suddenly crying out for the ATF to rush in and crack some skulls now.  But I guess that's just part of the farce.

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