Ammon Bundy And COVIDiot Friends Mob Idaho Legislature

Maskless protesters pack Idaho House gallery after smashing a door to get in.

AP reporting from oh-boisterous Boise!

Angry, maskless spectators forced themselves into the Idaho House special session on the coronavirus pandemic Monday, shattering a glass door, rushing into the gallery that had limited seating because of the virus and forcing lawmakers to ask for calm in a crowd that included a man carrying an assault-style weapon…

People not let into the House gallery over social distancing requirements began chanting and banging on the glass doors. Witnesses said the crowd appeared to surge forward and the glass broke, and some people rushed in to fill the gallery.

“This is our house,” said Allen Clark of Meridian, who was among those who got in. “We own this house. We pay taxes. We’re citizens of Idaho. Why can’t we be allowed in a public meeting?”

Ammon Bundy (center).

As the Idaho Press reports, none other than Ammon Bundy, made famous during the armed occupation of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge in January, 2016, showed up for the door-smashing gun-toting jamboree. Who the hell needs Antifa?

Ammon Bundy accused lawmakers of “the mindset of a nanny state, where the people are considered incapable … without government institutions or their agencies.” He called that “offending and demeaning to all Idahoans, saying, “The Idaho people are more than capable of keeping themselves safe. They are more than capable of driving the greatest economy that any state has enjoyed. … We the people are tired. We are tired of government force, and we will only take it for so long. I recommend you act wisely, because we will not live in fear. Thank you.”

Susan Proster of Boise said, “I strongly urge you to listen and take heed to what we the people are trying to express to you. We are your voices. We need to you to represent us. I urge you to vote ‘no’ on these bills. … The only immunity we are interested in is herd immunity. Stop the madness, it’s the flu. Thank you.” [Pols emphasis]

Thus proving a rule we’ve found credible: anything bad happening in the world…is worse in Idaho.

It’s true. And it’s a shame, because Idaho is pretty in spots.

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  1. Moderatus says:

    You do realize that the man to the left of Ammon Bundy in that photo was killed by police?

    His name was Robert LaVoy Finicum, and his life doesn't matter I guess.

    Nice going libs, as usual.

    • unnamed says:

      Oh Hi nutlid. 

      What was Mr. Finicum doing when he was killed?  Could you provide some context for this?  Sure, I can look it up, but you brought this up, so I want you to tell me.

      Also, can you tell me how unidentified Feds randomly arresting peaceful protesters and putting them into unmarked vehicles with no cause is different than what the SS, and the Gestapo did back in 1930s Germany?

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Go out and organize, Fluffy. Start up MMLM (Militia Members’ Lives Matter). 

      Then you can build a memorial to David Koresh along with a Think Tank for Q Anon.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      He picked an unfortunate hill on which to water the Tree of Liberty.  

      Op-Ed: What did LaVoy Finicum die for?

      From this perspective, God-given land was only “common” until someone did something productive and beneficial with it; from then on, it was his or hers alone. Put more crudely: Use it or lose it.

      When the United States pushed American Indians off the land, the justification was that Indians didn’t use the land productively or beneficially. This required a very narrow and self-interested definition of “productive” and “beneficial,” of course: White farmers and ranchers believed they improved the land with their labor, regarding Indians as animals, having no more right to the land than a bear or a bird.

      • Duke Cox says:

        Nathan Meeker gave his life for that principle. He didn't think that racing ponies and gambling on the races was "productive"  or "beneficial". His plow cost him his life.😳

    • Genghis says:

      If the police killed him, the killing was almost certainly justified.

      Right?

    • Duke Cox says:

      Oh, please, Fluffyman.

      You live by the sword…

      You die by the sword…

      His choice.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Gee, Moddy, I would have thought you would LIKE people to obey commands by law enforcement officials to stop.  And that you would have a healthy respect for the chance of someone with a hand gun versus a group of law enforcement officials with long guns AND handguns.  And do you really want to bond yourself to someone who, as Wikipedia summarizes, "After fleeing the officers, Finicum was stopped by a roadblock, after leaving the roadway into snow, he made two motions to his jacket and yelled for police to shoot him."

       

       

    • spaceman65 says:

      Yeah, a dead white supremacist shot by cops while he was reaching for his gun.  

       

  2. ParkHill says:

    David Niewert noticed: 

    But not only was no one arrested, state officials decided to accommodate them. It starkly contrasted with the scene a few years ago, when peaceful protesters seeking equal rights for LGBTQ people were arrested en masse for standing silently in the halls of the building.

  3. Genghis says:

    "The only immunity we are interested in is herd immunity. Stop the madness, it’s the flu. Thank you."

    Proving once again that COVIDiocy and the Dunning-Kruger effect go together like corn liquor and firearms.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Current estimate of what it would take to establish a workable "herd immunity" — infection and survival by 50% – 80% of the population.

      Current guess about the extent of exposure … moving up towards 6 million positive results (so probably 5-5.5 million people, as many get multiple positives).  Guesses on cases without a positive test — someplace between 7 and 10 times the "confirmed."  So, on the high side — 5.5 million confirmed plus 55 more infected by not confirmed, or 60 million (which is 18% of the 330 million US population).  So, minimal additional infections for herd immunity would be another 100 million people.

      I'm not REAL good with the math, but that would work out to something just under two times more deaths … which would be an additional 350,000, for a total of 520,000.  And that's a best case scenario.

      • Voyageur says:

        We’ve had 5 million cases with 175,000 deaths.  Wouldn’t 100 million more cases mean 3.5 million deaths?  

        Multiplier is 20, not 2.

        And if we need 50-60 pct, then we need more like 200 million cases — and 7 million deaths.

         

        population is now about 330 million. So,.multiplier would be about 40.

    • kickshot says:

      The fatal flaw in the herd immunity argument is that there is such a thing with this virus.

      Four scenarios on how we might develop immunity to Covid-19

  4. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Finicum was shot by an Oregon state trooper as he went for a gun.

    More news yesterday is that Portland, OR police are letting the Proud Boys "take back" Portland streets from peaceful protestors. Couple of the "boys" did get arrested, one on outstanding warrants.

    Of course, Trump won't mention any of this as he blames "antifa anarchists."

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