Not exactly the Battle of the Bulge, was it? Unless you count the bulges at the portly patriots' American-flag belt buckles.

Not exactly the Battle of the Bulge, was it? Unless you count the bulges at the portly patriots’ American-flag belt buckles.

Could the Battle of the Budgies be coming to a peaceful resolution?

The Oregonian reports that the last holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon are ready to give themselves up, and that their patron saint, Cliven Bundy, was snatched up in Portland and faces charges from the 2014 debacle that triggered this whole clusterfuck.

Perhaps as they continue to enjoy the hospitality of the State at another venue these small fellows can take solace from a Longfellow, translating Friedrich von Logau:

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small;

Though with patience he stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.



18 Responses to “Nuts”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    About time to put this comedy act to rest, including Daddy Freeloader from Nevada.

    Note to self. I had a college friend, a lot older than I, who fought at Bastogne. Hats off and a raised glass to the late Officer Fred Woodard, Rochester Police Dept, Univ. of Rochester Security and Traffic (where I worked my way through college) and formerly, 101st Airborne., for his real service to this country, which earned him at least one Purple Heart.

  2. Steve O Says:

    Maybe “numb nuts” is more appropriate

  3. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I guess they ran out of hot chocolate as I predicted? Some real, committed “patriots” there. Ass-hats!
    Your photo of the guys and the BASTOGNE sign reminded me – I’m going to see L-B-L this year with our friends at Velo Classic Tours but we need a couple more to join us so Peter doesn’t lose his a__ on the L-B-L Weekend. I asked what he might offer to help me round up a few more and he came back with FREE use of a bike for the citizen event. Just pack your pedals and saddle and join us! Don’t worry about how slow you are, I’ll certainly be behind you on the rides (at least on the uphill parts)…but maybe in front when it’s time to eat!!

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Radical, hateful, divisive, and fearful political rhetoric and propaganda has consequences. We saw that in Oregon. I hope that’s the end of it.

  5. Charles Auer Says:

    Thanks for the Bundy news.



  6. Libby Says:

    Perfectly put and that quote is a gem.

  7. Hurben Says:

    Pictures like that always get to me. I end up wondering what happened next with their lives? how did it turn out?

    Speaking as a combat vet, I’m still dealing with how mine has turned out but I think that the best summary is from Bladerunner.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Armchair commandoes, like those in Oregon, don’t know what it is really like as you do. They are the worse kind of poseur. I was on a firebase and not in the field. Not a REMF, but not a grunt. Stuck in the middle. So I don’t know what it is like either. When I was on perimeter guard duty, nothing happened. But I saw what it did to the grunts who came into the firebase for a few days off.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Word, Pat and Hurben. The rest of us have no idea, movies like The Best Years of Our Lives notwithstanding. What we do know is the Oregon bunch truly are poseurs.

        My uncle Roy, friend Fred “Woody” Woodard, and my first father-in-law all saw combat in Europe. You could tell they still carried that around inside them, decades later.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Now all I need is an editor. “They are the worst kind of poseur.” Especially that last guy that Patrick mentioned above. I think that bozo wasn’t too far from doing something much worse.

  8. khal spencer Says:

    Scalia is dead.

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