Bullet Points

Today’s topic is a collection of small items that have appeared in the news. Yesterday, everyone was talking about the shootings in Overland Park, KS outside the Jewish Community Center and a Jewish Retirement Home. A lot of information was discussed by the networks and local media outlets. As the day grew on, it was revealed that NONE of the victims were Jewish.

The grandfather and grandson were there for an audition for a local talent show. The Center was being used for the auditions. The show was a regional affair unrelated to the Center. The woman was at the retirement home to visit a relative. She was a Christian. In fact, late yesterday, it was announced that all three were Christians and committed church-goers. Whatever motive the shooter had, he didn’t attack anyone connected with the Jewish Community in the Kansas City area, just innocent people at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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This section could be titled, “What goes around, comes around.” It appears a RINO may reap what she’s sown.

‘RIGHT-TO-WORK’ FIGHT — Following last week’s vote against “right-to-work” and her vocal positioning with Democrats and Labor against the issue, some in the House Republican Caucus have began a quiet campaign to pull Rep. Anne Zerr, R-St. Charles, from her chairmanship of the House Economic Development Committee. Several caucus members have taken that concern to House Speaker Tim Jones, but it is unlikely the speaker’s office will ultimately pull the trigger. On several other priorities (tax credits, for example) Zerr has been a loyal supporter. And it isn’t like Zerr has been necessarily standing in the way: Instead of the “right-to-work” bill going through Zerr’s committee, it went through Rep. Bill Lant’s special committee on the workforce. — PoliticMO Newsletter, April 15, 2014.

There are a few others in the Legislature who should have their leadership and Committee assignments removed. The time for fence-sitting is over. You are either a conservative or you aren’t. Legislators no longer have the option to pick and choose.

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If there was any doubt that Harry Reid was behind the Bundy/BLM confrontation, his remarks on it certainly implies that he was. He spoke with reporters yesterday saying, “It’s not over.”

Tough-talking Harry Reid vows Bundy ranch showdown ‘not over’ for feds

Feds seek administrative solution; protesters stay

By Valerie Richardson The Washington Times, Monday, April 14, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid weighed in on the Nevada ranch standoff, warning that even though federal agents retreated over the weekend, “it’s not over.”

Mr. Reid’s remarks Monday appeared to be his first public comments since Bureau of Land Management agents touched off a confrontation with demonstrators last week by seizing cattle from the Bundy family ranch in a dispute over grazing fees. The agency, which says Cliven Bundy owes more than $1 million in unpaid fees, backed off Saturday and returned the cattle.

In impromptu remarks Monday after a speech at the University of Nevada, Reno, however, Mr. Reid struck a defiant tone on the matter of lawbreaking.

“We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it,” Mr. Reid told Reno TV station KRNV. “So it’s not over.”

That feeling was shared, albeit from the opposite direction, by some of the hundreds of protesters from across the West who congregated at the Bundy cattle ranch near Mesquite, Nev.

Tyler Lewis, from St. George, Utah, stands in the middle of northbound Interstate 15 with his gun near Bunkerville, Nev., while gathering with other supporters of the Bundy family to challenge the Bureau of Land Management on Saturday. (Associated Press)

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Many of them remained Monday at the property, despite pleas from federal and state officials to disband and return home.

“I feel sorry for any federal agents that want to come in here and try to push us around or anything like that,” Jarad Miller said in an interview with KRNV-TV. “I really don’t want violence toward them, but if they’re going to come bring violence to us, if that’s the language they want to speak, we’ll learn it.”

Bureau of Land Management agents returned about 400 cattle to the Bundy family over the weekend amid escalating tensions between law enforcement and hundreds of anti-BLM demonstrators outside the ranch.

Mr. Bundy’s son Ammon was struck with a stun gun, and local television footage showed Bundy relatives and supporters engaged in heated arguments with law enforcement officers.

BLM spokesman Craig Leff confirmed Monday that “the gather is over” after telling reporters over the weekend that the bureau will “continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially.”

Speculation on Mr. Reid’s role in last week’s confrontation at the ranch has been rife, given his prominent position as Nevada’s elder statesman and his ties to BLM director Neil Kornze.

Mr. Kornze, 35, served for eight years on the Senate leader’s staff before joining the BLM in 2011. He was the Mr. Reid’s pick to head the agency, and his final confirmation was April 8 as the roundup at the Bundy ranch was underway.

In an updated statement Saturday, Mr. Kornze said the cattle gather was halted “because of our grave concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.”

Mr. Reid also has been accused of attempting to shut down the ranch in order to move ahead with two nearby solar energy projects, an accusation denied Monday by the senator’s press aide.

The column continues at the website.

Every time you turn around, either Harry Reid or his son, Rory, is involved in this story. Rory, runs Harry Reid’s real-estate empire in Nevada and is attempting to sell a solar project with hardware produced by the Chinese. To top if off, Neil Kornze, the newly installed BLM manager, is a former Harry Reid staffer!

Wheels within wheels. After watching Harry Reid’s machinations for the last decade, it is apparent he won’t let this little speed bump halt his Billion Dollar plan. There will be another attempt on the Bundys, another armed raid by the feds on a citizen. The real question is, “Will the militias return if the Feds attack again?”