NEVADA: Son Of Cliven Bundy To Run For Governor

The Nevada Independent reports:

Ryan Bundy, the son of controversial Mesquite-area rancher Cliven Bundy, plans to run for governor in 2018. Bundy told The Nevada Independent in an interview on Thursday that he plans to file to run for governor as an independent on March 14, and will run on the same state sovereignty principles that made him and his family household names during a 2014 armed standoff with the federal government over unpaid grazing fees.

“The state of Nevada needs someone who will stand up for statehood, and recognize that Nevada is a sovereign state, not just a province of the U.S.,” he said. Bundy, who was acquitted and released from an Oregon court in November following charges that stemmed from the takeover of the federally owned Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, said he didn’t believe any of the current candidates for governor would enforce Nevada’s “constitutional” right to all land and resources within the state.

More from the SPLC:

After spending 22 months in federal custody, Ryan Bundy was released from jail in Nevada on November 14 after the start of the jury trial in Las Vegas that was derailed by what the judge described as misconduct by government prosecutors who failed to turn over certain FBI documents to defense attorneys. The Justice Department is appealing those dismissals. Ryan Bundy earlier was acquitted of federal charges for his role in the 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve in Oregon.

Bundy’s disfigured face is from a childhood car accident.

  • j.martindale

    Car accident probably did more than just disfigure the face.

    • another_steve

      A disfigured soul is a terrible thing.

      In my young years I once dated a guy with a disfigured soul. He was very cute but very evil.

      So I let him fuck me twice and then I said goodbye.

      • j.martindale

        I got in a two year relationship with an asshole with a disfigured soul–not particularly cute, but smart in a very self-serving way. He fucked me over for two years before I said goodbye.

        • pch1013

          Same here, minus the “smart” part. Worst (and most expensive) mistake of my life.

  • Bambino

    Any relations to Ted Bundy?

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      You beat me to the punch!

  • DisqusD37

    Yeah. Good luck with that.

  • JWC

    sounds like a winner

  • another_steve

    Terribly incorrect, but what the fuck. I’m drunk.

    God makes ugly those he hates.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Son of Cliven or Ted?

  • Blake J Butler

    Maybe its car crash, maybe its genetics.

    Play on words with Maybelline.

    This family was the darling of the fox news circuit till their daddy said that black people had it better under slavery compared to now.

  • Henry Auvil

    Is he also the one with the drug convictions? Only the best people, GOP!

  • HZ81

    And he’ll be dropping out in a bout 30 minutes.

  • Mike C

    Which side of his face the aisle is he running on?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Bambino

      Stoned as in weed or he got scared shitless with the questions he had to answered?

      • Hank

        He gave up his “Master”… er “Mentor” Roger Stone!

    • Paula

      Hahaha! Suck it Sammy boy! You’re Mueller’s bitch now, get used to it.

    • Gustav2
      • anne marie in philly


        • William

          You’re terrible! Come sit next to me.

          • anne marie in philly

            I’d love to; what are you drinking?

          • William
          • anne marie in philly

            not a beer person myself; a glass of wine or a gin gimlet or a buttery nipple will do. and a buttery nipple IS a drink, not a part of the body! 😉

          • eddiebeskeddie

            sorry Anne Marie – my nipples may be buttery but they contain no milk. However, I never let that become a reason to not let a man at least try to drink from my butter nips 😉

          • anne marie in philly

            I LOVE you!

          • Eddie Besketti

            you’re sweet – charm me all you want Anne Marie in PA but these butter nips are for the guys – ha ha.

          • anne marie in philly

            I KNOW I KNOW. lucky boyz!

          • orion dumptee

            the BEST!

    • carrot festival

      Guess Mueller didn’t offer him a drink.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    It just blows mind how the Bundy family keeps walking away without being convicted of anything in spite of overwhelming evidence. You’d almost swear that someone high up in the FBI is taking care of them. Or are the Federal prosecutors really that incompetent? That I know of, not a single person has been convicted for the takeover of the Malhuer Wildlife Reserve.

    • Do Something Nice

      They’re white.

      • Octoberfurst

        And they are right-wingers. If you are a White right-winger in this country you can get away with almost anything. Law enforcement will kiss your ass and ask you to please not aim your guns at them. Of course, if you are not White or right-wing the cops will kill you for looking at them wrong. Ain’t ‘Murica great?

        • Girlgoon

          Don’t forget MALE

    • pch1013

      If only we could put our finger on some defining feature that sets them apart from others who commit terrorism against the U.S. Government. Some kind of personal characteristic, perhaps related to their appearance vis-a-vis others.

      It is a puzzlement.

    • Paul

      I suspect one of the higher ups in the office who dealt with these guys is a sympathiser.

  • Ninja0980

    That means he’ll be taking away votes from the Republican nominee, Adam Laxalt.

  • Henry Auvil
    • Hank

      ONLY Obama could pull of a joke, like the last one and get a REAL laugh!!!

  • pch1013

    Will Nevadans who don’t want to be led by Bundy have the right to declare themselves “sovereign citizens” and secede from the state?

    • Lars Littlefield

      You laugh. There is a small patch of dirt where Utah, Nevada and Arizona converge. The undeveloped dirt roads that lead to the part that is in Arizona are privately maintained. And there is no way to access that part of Arizona over public land except by helicopter. Many scary fundamentalist-types occupy that bit of dirt. It’s a mixture of white supremacists, FLDS, survivalists, and whatever fringe group can bury itself in the dirt. And, of course, it should be no surprise to anyone here that some of those dangerous and crazy people are related to me. It is a part of the world where none of the state and local governments want to bother because it will go off like a barrel of gunpowder. Not a joke. And the Bundy family is championed and supported by these fascist evil white people.

      • zhera

        Didn’t the lunatic who shot up a PP clinic come from that area?

        • Scott Carpenter

          Sort of. The area he’s talking about is near Mesquite, but over the border and into Arizona. High desert country.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Not sure.

      • Girlgoon

        Good to know

      • Scott Carpenter

        I knew people who lived there (a gay couple) back 30+ years ago. Good they got out, I guess.

      • bzrd

        Is it close to Beaver Dam?

  • clay

    So, who was driving the car? Did they “believe” in seat belts?

    • Do Something Nice

      More importantly, why didn’t ‘thoughts and prayers’ fix his face?

      • clay

        Who’s saying they didn’t?

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • Lars Littlefield

      Rarely does a political cartoon succinctly cover all the issues so accurately.

  • jimbo65

    There really is just no bottom left to hit anymore.

    • pch1013

      Sure there is. Imagine, if you will: Supreme Court Justice Ted Cruz. Secretary of State Ted Nugent. Senator Kid Rock. Governor Liz Conklin.

      • Octoberfurst

        Stop it! I think I just threw-up in my mouth.

        • pch1013

          Rule #1 of life under the fascist junta: It can ALWAYS get worse.

  • Bambino

    He wants Nevada to leave the US and base on the ranking . Good luck with that.

  • Henry Auvil

    Bundy is one of the finest and most respected names in American history.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    Cliven? As in “a cliven of tardigrades”?

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • narutomania

      That’s ’cause that there oyl was at stake.

      Fuckin’ basterdz.

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      I often I wish I could travel back in time to allow the Native peoples to win.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    …and his qualifications are?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      He’s white.

      • JT

        And fucking dumb.

        • pch1013

          And wears a cowboy hat. Conservative white Westerners *love* men in cowboy hats.

    • The_Wretched

      He hate government and vows to destroy it?

      • Lars Littlefield

        He do that.

    • Halou

      He is the son of his father. American political institutions at all levels really have become so dysfunctional.

  • Paula

    Welfare ranches for everyone!

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • pablo

      Wasn’t one of them shot dead by federal agents?

      • ColdCountry

        I believe it was determined to be ‘suicide by cop.’

      • kat

        Stupid fuckin loser tried to run down the Feds with his truck, then jumped out of the cab with a loaded shotgun pointed at them.
        Stupid fuckin loser got shot.
        One less stupid fuckin loser.

        They all should have gotten the same fate.

      • Anne Mckinney-page

        That was LaVoy Finnicum, the “Tarp Man”. I belong to several of the FB Snacktivist groups. We drove these jackholes crazy with a sea of Dildoes, and sex toys in the mail… while they were at the Bird Sanctuary.

    • La’Kietha

      I live here in Nevada. These people are not “cowboys”. It’s a costume and an act. The closest one to being a cowboy is daddy cause he has cows on property he refused to pay rent on and leaves them roam without veterinarian care in a desert.

      They only good thing with one of these idiots running for gov is it will split the whacko vote.

  • Henry Auvil

    Is that a big chunk of chaw in his cheek or does he have cancer?

    • Lars Littlefield

      He had a farming accident when he was a young boy. But don’t let that fool you. He really is as stupid as he looks.

  • Longpole
  • shivadog

    I can’t believe these assholes aren’t in prison. They were on film breaking countless laws.

    • The_Wretched

      White male christian right winger privilege.

      • shivadog

        And bonus privileges for being a rancher I guess. There was one around here that shot at a government helicopter for flying over his land, of course nothing happened to him. Laws don’t seem to apply to ranchers for some reason.

        • bzrd

          it’s not their land
          they don’t pay their rent

    • Octoberfurst

      That’s what infuriates me the most. These assholes threatened to kill law enforcement officers and even pointed guns at them, took over a federal wildlife preserve, lived there for months illegally and drove around town in the vehicles that were owned by the preserve. And what happens? They walk away scot-free! Unfuckinbelievable! The cops treated them with kid gloves! If these idiots were Muslims or Black they would have been shot dead the first day!

      • pch1013

        Most of the cops involved probably shared their beliefs.

        • Octoberfurst

          No doubt about that!

      • BobSF_94117

        I’d be tempted to walk into their house and take a dump somewhere conspicuous.

        • Octoberfurst

          I’ll join you. We should a bunch of people together and make it into a “lawn fertilizing party”.

          • BobSF_94117

            Lawn? I meant indoors, just like them.

  • anne marie in philly

    “Bundy’s disfigured face is from a childhood car accident.” oh, I just thought he was naturally a dumbass looker. anyway, he doesn’t have enough fucking sense to be a governor. this family should just go to jail and be done with it!

    • Michael White

      I should take my comment from above back, but I wont’

      • anne marie in philly

        don’t; it’s justified in this case.

    • Since he’s a dangerous tool and a douchebag, I feel no compunction to be kind.

  • hdtex

    He should spawn with Sarah Huckabee Sanders. They would make gorgeous babies.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Scary Sharron Angle is planning on being Nevada’s congress woman from the Nevada’s 2nd district (Reno). She is a very scary person and northern Nevada is just red enough and crazy enough to actually vote her in. AAAAiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Help us X-Men!

  • Paula

    He’s like Gary Bauer, too frigging ugly to hold office.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Maybe he’ll get enough votes from the Republican to give the election to a Democrat. There are a lot of crazies here in Nevada. We even have Sharron Angle running for Congress again.

  • bkmn

    We don’t recognize the power of the state but we will put up a candidate for the highest office.

  • Cuberly Deux

    “state sovereignty”

    Then what’s the fucking point of having the “United States” to begin with? Are we supposed to be a collection of feudal states with decimated land and resources? When it’s all exhausted move onto the next tract and so on and so on?

    • pch1013

      Furthermore, what’s so special about the borders of Nevada? If the people of, say, Washoe County want to declare themselves “sovereign” and stop sharing their resources with the state government, shouldn’t they be allowed to do so?

      • Treant

        Screw that shit. Me of This Particular Patch Right Here isn’t sharing resources with the likes of you, over there in Not So Green Grass Land.

      • Cuberly Deux

        I declare the sovereign state of Cuberly Deux comprised of the space within the walls of my condo! So now I don’t need to pay my mortgage or any other city taxes and fees!

        These people are freakin deluded.

  • Michael White

    Joe, I don’t know where you get this photos. But damn you can make these inbred santorums look so good.

  • Halou

    If he and his were Muslim then they would all be dead by now. But there is something about them that stopped all that from happening. How fortunate they are.

  • justme

    So where’s the Chicago branch of the family..
    You all know..

    and the Bundy kids??
    They can’t be too far away from their kin in Nevada..

  • DN


  • Treant

    (tasteless comment)

    No, the disfigured face is the evil and ugly on the inside leaking out.

    (/tasteless comment)

  • greenmanTN
  • Karl Dubhe

    Sovereign state? No, boy, not one of your states is a nation state. That’s what your civil war was partly fought about.

    He does look dumb enough to secede.

  • edrex

    ugh. you’re making it very difficult for me to be a nice person here, joe.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL he is MY avatar on the Twit

    • KnownDonorDad

      You have an actual twit for your Twitter avatar!

  • FelineMama

    I live in Reno. NO WAY!! NO WAY IN HELL!! He is NOT that popular!!

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Exactly. So let him run, siphon off extreme right wing votes, and lose.

    • Ore Carmi

      I’m glad to hear it! I no longer dismiss ANY nutjobs.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Slack-jawed Terrorist wants to do what now???

  • Girlgoon

    Fits right in with the Trump clan

  • dcurlee

    Ok can’t resist he’s a republican…what side of the mouth is he talking out of…his fucking ass with the rest of his family should be in prison

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I’m not trying to be rude, but what is wrong with his face?

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    This is excellent news. He runs, he loses, he accepts the decision of his fellow Nevadans.

    Those who bother to vote, that is.

  • Lars Littlefield
    • Phil2u

      It’s the result of an accident in his childhood; he was apparently struck by a car.

      • Canadian Observer

        I hope the car wasn’t injured.

  • Jay Silversmith

    I don’t know….he looks like the kinda guy that talks outta both sides of his mouth.

  • pablo

    What’s with that picture? Is he a stroke victim?

    • Ann Kah

      I think kicked by a mule. Or is that his brain I’m thinking of, not his face?

  • KnownDonorDad

    He should be thanking his lucky stars he’s not in jail, as he would be if he and his cohorts were black or Muslim.

    • Rambie

      Hell, if they were black or Muslim they’d of been shot.

  • I’ve never, ever understood what leg the Bundys had to stand on, why they thought they had an argument in the first place. And I *REALLY* don’t get how they got of scot free. But hey, Jonah Hex for Governor, whatever. . .

  • Christopher

    Never trust a man who talks out of the side of his face.

  • Loved him in Goonies

  • Gianni

    I’d vote for Al Bundy but not one of these characters. Congrats, Nevada. Now please show the world that you’re not a brain-dead state.