There’s an old saying about flies and fecal matter.
TPM reports that the “constitutional activists” protecting a gold mine in Oregon are preparing to protest the Bureau of Land Management’s office on Thursday — and a few members of Cliven Bundy’s horde are going to be in town to help.
The co-owners of the Sugar Pine Mine, near Grant’s Pass, Oregon have been adamant about avoiding a showdown like the Bukerville, Nevada showdown a year ago. So, to secure their property during the dispute, they called on the tinfoil hat-wearing Oath Keepers.
The Oath Keepers are a national organization of former military and law enforcement officials who pledge to defend the Constitution against government overreach; various volunteers have travelled from all over the country to help.
This is a bit like dousing a dried wood in gasoline to keep it from being lit on fire.
But the Oath Keepers aren’t alone. One of Cliven Bundy’s sons, Ammon Bundy, told Reuters that the family was “closely watching” the situation, and had sent off two members of the family as representatives to southern Oregon.
An announcement for the rally on the website of the Josephine County Oath Keepers’ read, “The miners will arrive to serve papers to the BLM in their ongoing attempt to find a legal resolution to the matter.”
The rally was to be held at noon on Thursday.