Friday April 18, 2014
Quote of the Day
“Ranching is hard work. Drought and market swings make it a tough go in many years. Thatís all the more reason to praise the 18,000 or so ranchers who pay their grazing fees on time and donít go whining to Fox or summoning a herd of armed thugs when they renege on their contract. You can understand why the Nevada Cattlemenís Association wants no part of Bundy.
”These kinds of showdowns are rare because most ranchers play by the rules, and quietly go about their business. They are heroes, in one sense, preserving a way of life that has an honorable place in American history. The good ones would never wave a gun in the face of a public servant, and likely never draw a camera from Fox.“
-- Timothy Egan, ”Deadbeat on the Range," The New York Times, April 18, 2014, about the recent Bundy ranch confrontation that has brought out the worst in the reactionary right.