Clive and Jason

Who the hell is Clive Bundy and why should we care?


Here’s what I know about Clive Bundy.

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Clive and Jason

Clive Bundy has a black bodyguard who swears his guy is not a racist and says I’d take a bullet for him. That’s him… on the left: Jason Bullock!

He is a rancher in Nevada who has been grazing his cattle for free on government land over the past 20 years.

He is a Republican. He is a rancher. He has some unique insights on the rule of law and he has apparently been the self-appointed leader of his own little banana republic for quite some time.

He says he does not recognize the State of Nevada or the federal government. Which makes him an anarchist.

He has a lot of friends with guns.

And he is not only batshit crazy… his picture is on the funk and wagnalls page that contains the definition of batshit crazy.

Oh. He’s also dumb as a bag of hammers.

And oh yeah… just for the record, Clive Bundy is also a full blown, right outta the ballpark… racist.


Courtesy of the New York Times: On a day when he wasn’t drawing flies (one reporter and one photog) Mr. Bundy used the time to officiate at what was in effect a town meeting with supporters, discussing, in a long, loping discourse, the prevalence of abortion, the abuses of welfare and his views on race. “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do. “And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”Well what do you know?  The anti-government scofflaw is a racist.Whoda thunk it? (Me, me, I thunk it.)

Now we have a totally amazing thing goin’ on here.

At a time where people are doing truly great things (I am talking about the pink brigade in India fighting for women’s rights against an entrenched misogynist cartel of crooked policemen; and Melinda and Bill Gates are trying to eliminate hunger, thirst and polio from the third world; and firemen everywhere  are running into burning buildings); the world is following the wit and wisdom of Clive Bundy, a truly truly stupid man who  should be sentenced in federal court to no jail time. The judge should force Mr. Bundy to walk around the circumference of Nevada twice with his head up his arse, wearing a sign that reads: Dumb as a bag of hammers.

The question today class?

Who the hell had the idea that putting a mic in front of a raving lunatic would be a good idea?

Just twitter me the answer.

@terrancegavan and I will be beholden to you.