Here are a few updates on what we know about what’s going on at the militia takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Center near Burns, Oregon.

Apparently, the forcible takeover of the refuge wasn’t so forcible after all:

A good question.

And the barricade at the entrance to the refuge center seems to be just one truck:

As for law enforcement, they’re a no show:

Which is allowing the protesters to bring in supplies:

And signs!

The actual number of militia members at the center has yet to be verified:

Harney County Sheriff David Ward issued a statement saying the militia members are in the area to overthrow the “county and federal government in hopes to spark a movement across the United States”:

And the softer side of militia members is on display.

Better than AAA!


  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    THOSE FIENDS!!!!!!
    Don’t they know the right thing to do is stump, break, burn and shit on the car!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      If they’d throw in a few “anti-capitalism” signs they’d be golden. And just say “we’re protecting mother earth” while leaving garbage everywhere.

      That and the right mix of bumper stickers and Swiss watches…no problem.

      They need PR consultants.

    • DixieAngel_76

      Ba dum tshhh!

    • oldshortfatboy

      And not bathe for a couple of weeks.

  • Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ
  • NotaLemming

    Those crazy kids and their protest……
    Okay I need some help defining Terrorist for the left. Mr Ayers, would you care to enlighten the audience?

    • Barack Hussein Sharpton

      Is that when Holder demanded a “Malcolm X Lounge” for Black students?

  • Orwellian_Dilemma

    So, what if someone staged a sit-in at an abandoned building and no cops showed up?

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      I’d make sure I was from Dominos and they all had me on speed dial!

    • Joycey

      Yes the tree really fell.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        Actually, I meant it to hearken back to the Carl Sandburg line “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.”

  • globalcrap

    Law enforcements knows who the real enemy of Washed – Up dc, and the O Bogus regime.

  • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

    Looks like a week long camping trip up there in Oregon.

  • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

    Every once in a great while we are blessed to receive
    the kind of problem that will go away if we just ignore it.
    But the government never does.

  • TJ

    When the Hammond’s report to jail this will turn into a big nothing burger.

  • RA_H

    Why is there a gym at the “wildlife refuge”?

    • brotherStefan

      That’s just part of the supplies and equipment the protesters brought along with them. One never knows how long such a standoff will last.

  • John Hitchcock

    How horrifying! Terrorists getting rid of perfectly usable flat tire and replacing it with a totally useless non-flat tire! This reverse-vandalism has to be stopped!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Occupy whatever is legitimate political speech. Looting is “legitimate political speech.”

    Taking over “widlife reserve” is KKK raycist or something.

  • The DUKE

    Hope the Liberals don’t pull another Waco Genocide.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Hey, we had to fire! We found out that they had a dangerous criminal in their midst. We only know him by the code name “Tater Salad”…

    • whatev…✓ yo’self.


      • The DUKE

        Yeah, they went into that place to save women and children and the place ended up being sent to the pits of hell.

  • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

    Nobody is burning anything, Pringles, Skittles and Charmin toilet paper isn’t being looted, nobody has been killed yet. Leave it to white guys to f**k-up a perfectly good riot by being civilized and polite, damn them.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …No looting, no burning, no calling to kill police, they are doing it all wrong!
    —The proud heritage of the Minutemen, to take arms against tyranny and injustice—

  • Dan Abbett

    The feds just haven’t figured out yet how to provoke the protesters into firing a weapon, regardless of why so they can go in with guns blazing.

  • AetherX

    Depending on who’s point of view this situation is described by, you’ll either hear stories of enraged ppl busting down walls to break into buildings while comrades are armed to hilt behind booby trapped fortresses or you’ll hear it told with truth.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    “Yesterday afternoon, as many as 300 demonstrators gathered in Burns, Oregon, to protest a federal appeals court’s decision to extend the length of a sentence handed down by a district chief judge in the arson case of ranchers father and son Dwight and Steven Hammond…
    As per the deal, the Hammonds didn’t appeal the sentence. But the Department of Justice (DOJ) did, getting the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Judge Hogan’s decision and order the Hammonds to return to jail. They are supposed to do so on Monday.”

    Leave it to the Ninth Circus to support the State over the people. Leave it to the MSM to fail to mention that this is part of an ongoing persecution to drive ranchers and farmers off land BLM wants.

  • unknown

    Look at that bench press! It’s typical these protesters would show off their toxic masculinity! /sarc.

  • lCOYAR

    I demand for strict key control laws! Whoever does not pass extensive and useless background information, shall never be applied for a key license, and therefore, shall never own a key!

    That’ll destroy that military grade, automatic, murderous, assault key epidemic!

    • Arkuy The Great

      I read the keys part of the story and thought “old tech ‘password’ conundrum”. It did not originate with the computer era.

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Wow. I actually did a one-man “riot” several years ago, and I ended up with eight cops surrounding me.

    Just me with a sign saying on one side “Conservative RIOT In Progress”, and the other saying “Honk If You Like Cookies”.

    Who knew so many cops could also be angry diabetics?!?

    • RepublicanDon

      You disrespected doughnuts. What did you expect?

      • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Oh, I’m quite pro-donut as well (esp. Tom’s Donuts on Bluffton Road in Waynedale). However, we do have a cookie bakery history here in Fort Wayne. And truth be told, based upon the response from the majority of drivers, Fort Wayne has a deep-seated and vocal pro-cookie majority.

        Oh, did I mention that this happened a couple days after Obama was elected in ’08? And that many of the cops were black? And that I’m so damn white, I get hate mail from Albinos?

        Yeah, probably should’a said…

        • RepublicanDon

          Hmmmmm…. Cookies vs Doughnuts …
          That could be the most tastefully done Claymation Celebrity Deathmatch in history. Loser gets eaten. Winner too.

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            God, I miss Nick Diamond…

  • Tim

    I hope they dont damage any brochures… I bet they will leave the place cleaner than when they arrived. Just like BLM and Occutards.

  • Arkuy The Great

    The “supply room” photo shows the real reason for the standoff. They want access to that cool exercise equipment.


    It’s barely been used, I’m sure. Probably still has some of the shrink-wrap applied before shipping.

  • Joycey

    Can we get to the bottom of this? Why is our Federal Government hindering good men and women of America from farming and cattle grazing?

    Who is the Bureau of Land Management working for? Certainly not Americans. Who is paying the bureaucrats to get rid of the competition so prices can necessarily skyrocket for food.

    • AMSilver

      It’s really baffling, trying to understand what purpose the government has in shutting down the people who are producing food for this country. They’re doing it with ranchers by trying to claim their land – they’re doing it with farmers in California by shutting off their water. It’s frightening to follow that question to it’s logical conclusion…

  • Justin Jurek

    So cute that they think they actually make a difference in anything.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    If you are a black kid with a toy gun cops will arrive and kill you quickly.

    If you are a group of ARMED white militia with REAL GUNS ,trespass and take over a federal building,COPS ARE NOWHERE.

    • RememberSekhmet

      There isn’t anybody to shoot that far out there

  • AMSilver

    The man identifying as Capt. Moroni is likely Mormon. Moroni was a general written about in the Book of Mormon. At a time when the government was thoroughly corrupt and people attempting to install a king had driven all the patriots out of the seat of government, Moroni raised a standard with the words, “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children,” and rallied those who still loved liberty to retake the government and drive out the king men.

  • ToyZebra

    militia: helps reporter change tire
    BLM: attacks reporters, burns cars

  • CBDS

    Something is odd about this whole thing?

    • Flax Seed

      There is a 50 year back story that led up to this.

  • Flax Seed

    Oregon Militia vs Ferguson Protesters

  • Duane Savage

    Militia? Which militia?