The Calvary Comes. The Calvary Goes

The cavalry came in a convoy of mostly black SUVs and pick-up trucks. The Pacific Patriots Network (PPN), armed with impressive killing tools, cammies, face masks and bullet-proof vests, disembarked at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge with a mix of bravado and arrogance.


Ammon Bundy says the PPN were not invited. But he sent the PPN on a mission anyway into nearby Burns to submit his “Proposal for Resolution of the Peaceful Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife” to Sheriff Dave Ward.

So the cavalry headed to the Burns Courthouse, already barricaded against the Bundy gang, and waited for the Sheriff.

It was cold. The sun was setting. Sheriff Ward sent out a message asking them to be patient. The cavalry, dressed in hoodies and jeans, are literally shaking in their boots. Night falls. Sheriff Ward appears under a spotlight and huddles with PPN as snow falls.

Mission accomplished, the PPN leave town.

Day Eight of the Bundy occupation comes to a close.