So I'm trying to picture some guy in Connecticut reading about this Nevada standoff and going "armed militias" ? WTF? Isn't "armed militias" something they have in Beirut, in Syria, or the Ukraine? Oh yeah, no, we got armed militias out here ( I live in Montana) and they act with impunity. They got the NRA and most of the legislators rooting for them. Remember Oklahoma City and the Nichols brothers? They would win if they ran for county commission where I live. These people live on high alert and they are networked. A few tweets and a couple calls and you got firepower backing you up. Lots of em have bunkers full of food and ammunition and they are READY for whatever comes. Now imagine that some left wingers converged "in the hundreds", armed and threatening law enforcement officials. Think any of them would be alive? Of course it is far from over, as much as the "Patriots" might be celebrating. They all got their picture taken, they can all expect an IRS audit and no-fly lists and a hundred different ways to make your life miserable. Still, I'm kind of jealous. Lefties would take two months to build consensus over what their signs should say. And now it makes more sense how polite and appreciative the police were on Sunday at our coal train protest. Seven people getting arrested for non-violent civil disobedience is a walk in the park compared to confronting a couple hundred well armed cowboys, many of whom were probably trained by the Marines.