Moving right along as soon as the media spotlight faded, the cowboys at Malheur ("bad hour"/aka "bad luck") Refuge, have torn down federal fence to install a gate to allow ranchers onto federal land.
The question What Next? hangs heavy, according to the Bundy Central Planning Committee.
Since they are thinking to occupy for several years, more projects are needed. Some yawning and boredom have been worrisome.
Plenty of food has been incoming with spaghetti, sausages, chicken breasts, elk steaks, hot dogs, and plenty of beans.
But could these generous donations last for years?
A McDonalds would certainly help to relieve all those sending the free food so far.
Further, a drive-in movie, featuring movies of cowboy range wars, and starring people like Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman is also in the planning stage.
True, that would require a long drive out to the Refuge from the nearest town Burns, population 500. A double feature would probably be needed and plenty of snacks at intermission (another reason for the McDonalds).
A Motel 6 might also help out.
A rodeo in the summer, attracting people far and wide to the Refuge to join in with celebrating the outrages perpetrated by the BLM over the years, would surely be outstanding.
As to a history booth, factually examining historical developments?
This might be considered--if it would draw any interest, that is.
True, this booth would include the information that ranchers and the government worked for three years, culminating in 2010, to establish an agreement on how to manage the land and create a partnership in the area.
Further, the historical booth might clarify that "the land should be given back to the people" must be analyzed as to which people the land should be given back to.
That is, the land already belongs to "the people" of modern America, for whom the BLM works (and as above has created an agreement with local ranchers).
To give the land back to the people would mean returning it to the indigenous peoples who were driven off it more than a 100 years ago, and relegated to a ten acre patch near a dump.
Therefore, by "the people" the occupiers really mean the ranchers who want to graze large herds and get at watering holes, despite environmental damage.
This is why currently they tore down the fence to put in a gate.
A good deal of silence and hesitation occurred in the Bundy Central Planning Committee HQ with this idea for a historical booth, or documentary at the drive-in.
Then someone said: "But would that be attractive to people all het up on the issue and eager for drama?"
The Bundy organizing committee continues to mull.
Calling on Mr. Trump to stop by for a rally also being considered.