Enraged Birders To Retake Oregon Wildlife Refuge In Dawn Offensive

Birders preparing to recapture the Oregon wildlife refuge.
Birders preparing to recapture the Oregon wildlife refuge.

[Burns, OR] The armed militants who have occupied the Oregon wildlife refuge may be encouraged the apparent lack of response by government authorities. But their stand is reportedly doomed anyway, since they picked the worst possible location to make their point, according to a source at the American Birding Association.

“The Malheur sanctuary is home to approximately 320 avian species beloved by birders. BIG mistake.”

The nearby town of Burns has seen a rapid influx of birders who are determined to eject the illegal occupiers. The birders possess a number of advantages when it comes to combat in open terrain, according to those familiar with the hobby.

“They are masters of disguise who know how to blend into the outdoor environment, whereas the enemy, with their pickups, massive guns, and loud obnoxious personalities, tend to stick out like a sore thumb.”

The birders are also exceptionally skilled at spotting the enemy first so they will have the full advantage of surprise, and their uniform of loose fitting garments and comfortable walking shoes means they are quick and light on their feet, much like the Viet Cong during the Vietnam war. They are also equally ruthless when pushed.

“Just try referring to them as bird watchers instead of birders and see what happens. I guarantee that you will never do it again.”

The self-described patriots’ assault rifles and armored vests will be of little protection against their ornithological foe.

“Before you even know what’s happened they sneak up behind you and clobber you with a sturdy walking cane or large-caliber spotting scope.”

It’s possible the birders will adopt an extended siege strategy, which they would undoubtedly win due to their ability to live off nuts and berries, whereas the militants have already put out a desperate call for snacks. But those close to the birders think that unlikely.

“The birders are angry, and they want blood.”

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  10. THE BIRD KILLER | January 12, 2016 at 12:02 am | Reply

    Oh how sweet a bunch of bird watching faggots, taking up for the government. Maybe you bird watchers should go watch birds in some other country,where bird watching faggots are liked.

  11. I am enjoying all of the sicko’s who have entered their humor. From the grammar Nazis who missed their period, the Oregon’s White Utopia where in the constitution said that all blacks and mulattoes will be whipped monthly, Mormon cowboys running out of toilet paper and wiping with poison ivy, running out of snacks and itch powder, powder, leaving to finish the minimum jail term for burning federal land off. Doo Doo birds dropping a load on the white Christian cowboys, and undocumented fake doctors calling people idiots. Oh this is America at its finest. The whole world is laughing.

  12. I think all of us birders are the wing nuts. The snackless squatters are just nuts without nuts.

  13. Margaret Cloud | January 9, 2016 at 8:12 pm | Reply

    As an Oregonian currently living in Alaska (I know, Alaska is the greatest state to demand everything from the federal government while demanding to be in charge of everything), this whole event is of great interest. Many years ago Californians started to invade from the south and there was talk about border control. It seems that the real threat has now arrived and my concern is anchor babies. These bozos apparently have some females with them. If an anchor baby is born at the site, will they attempt to use this baby as a means of staying? Could this be why the bozos are just hanging around? Allowing an invasive species to remain and reproduce will cause permanent damage.

  14. Everybody sure is ready to jump on this. I hope everyone realizes this is one of the last chapters of a very long book. One that has taken place over 30 plus years. As far as the “birders” go. They may be interested to know public records were uncovered of studies performed by the Federal Wildlife Service in showing the “no use” policies of the Federal Wildlife Service on the refuge were causing the wildlife to leave the refuge and move to private property. The study showed the private property adjacent to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge produced four times more ducks and geese than the refuge. The study also showed the migrating birds were 13 times more likely to land on private property than on the refuge. When this was brought to the attention of the Federal Wildlife Service and refuge personnel by the Hammond family they became the subjects of a long train of abuses by the Federal Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management.

    • J Gordon Cooper | January 9, 2016 at 3:27 am | Reply

      Quite a few years ago, Drake Park in Bend OR became overrun with ducks and geese so a bunch of them were trapped and taken out to the Refuge where they were released. As the story goes, some of the birds were back in Bend before the Trappers made it back.

    • Do you have a citation for that? I’ve seen that claim on various right wing sites, but never the source material.

  15. LOL – Bring powerful Bi=nocs you crazy jokers…….This was better than a Tom-n-Jerry Cartoon!

  16. J Gordon Cooper | January 7, 2016 at 11:16 pm | Reply

    Go to Google Earth and zoom in on this area. Lots of squares and circles. Looks like Ranchers and Farmers already have a good measure of control. Good for them, this is hard country.

  17. The response to this attempt at topical humor has been humbling and fantastic. Please like the FB page or something if the site jives with your political bent – or not – we’re all in this togoether in the end. But, most importantly, fear the birders!!!

  18. I bet law enforcement will order the birders to stay away, and will arrest them when they don’t. Meanwhile they will be delivering snacks to the sovereign citizens.

  19. It is obvious that this is all a big conspiracy perpetrated by Nikon, Bushnell, Zeiss, Leupold, Burris, and Steiner are behind it! All the aforementioned are manufacturers of optics used by both camps. If only I had stock in some of these…

  20. You are all fabulous. I have especially enjoyed the punctuation and spelling instruction that has run rampant throughout. Keep it up! Everyone deserves a good laugh, especially when it’s at the expense of wing nuts like the Bundys.

  21. Oh – one more thing: due to the lack of snacks, the occupiers have resorted to cannibalism and are now eating someone’s grandmother.

  22. OK – we have an update: The Mormon-led white guys with guns and wearing woodland camouflage against the white backdrop of winter snows have stolen pens from a bank. The man with no ears is a self-acknowledged “hick”. The woman in charge of press conferences has a 3rd grade reading level. And Ammon Bundy has benefited from business loans from the SBA. Note: Crossly’s Guide to Birds is for east-of-the-Mississippi. Not so useful at Malheur.

  23. The land they want back does not even belong to them. If it is given back it will be to the American Indians who owned it first.

    • ” If it is given back it will be to the American Indians who owned it first.”

      There was no formal ownership of any land in the New World before Europeans came. Prior to that, the land belonged to whoever could control it. Possession was THE “law.”

      Just look at how the Iroquois conquered large swaths of the East coast.

  24. Seed the area with grain and play recordings of starlings , enticing several million of them to roost at the site. After one or two nights of squealing, squawking and screeching, we may see some sleep-deprived outlaws fleeing in splatter-covered pickups. Or just use the Noriega strategy: play an endless recording loop of a 7-year-old practicing her violin. Violins sometimes is the answer.

  25. I may join this group just for the caliber of the comments!

  26. The invasive White American Troll was spotted in the comments, and was neutered and released

  27. The believers in the Word of the Bird will show no mercy!

  28. Why not just put a fence around the “compound” and call it a prison?

    • Because the federal government would then have to feed the idiots, provide medical care and protect their civil rights. Though it does look like they want everything for free anyway. It would be just a waste of tax dollars.

  29. Do they have am or piercing nests?

  30. Best, comments, ever. (the Shatner comma)

  31. Why, are they shooting at the birds? I wonder how many of these Birders have ever even been there?

  32. “Before you even know what’s happened they sneak up behind you and clobber you with a sturdy walking cane or large-caliber spotting scope.”

    My weapon of choice is a paper version of Sibley’s “Field Guide to the Birds of North America.” Wielded correctly, it can be a formidable weapon, plus the mark it leaves is untraceable using forensic means.

  33. Get out my nest!!!

  34. Let’s eat, Grandma. Let’s eat Grandma.

  35. I think in our times we tend to jump to conclusions based on our own bias. The racial exclusionary law passed in 1849. By that time the lines between slave and free states was firmly drawn. Isn’t it more than likely that at least some of the motivation for excluding negros or mulattos from the nascent state of Oregon was not racist, but to avoid having slave owners bringing their ‘property’ into the state prior to statehood, as happened in Kansas? Oregon was admitted as a free state in 1859, part of tipping the balance between free and slave states in the U.S. Senate.

  36. And when the Nazis came for the dangling modifier there was noone to save them from it.

  37. A study done by the FWS in 1975. The study showed the “no use” policies of the FWS on the refuge were causing the wildlife to leave the refuge and move to private property. The study showed the private property adjacent to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge produced four times more ducks and geese than the refuge. The study also showed the migrating birds were 13 times more likely to land on private property than on the refuge.

  38. The number of neutered, apologist cuckolds in this comment section is astounding.
    No wonder this country is in it’s current state.



  41. Jill DesChenes | January 6, 2016 at 7:50 am | Reply

    Freedom of speech is powerful! loved this!!!!!!

  42. Big deal, they invaded a wildlife sanctuary. That’s like breaking into a bank and stealing the ink pens. What a bunch of ignorant rednecks.

  43. Excellent banter.

    True, no space before punctuation marks, ever.

  44. Have the FCC authorize a cellular blackout on the sanctuary. Without cell phone and Internet, they’ll have to drive to town to get their own snacks. 🙂

  45. Oh , what a waste if time !
    Btw , did I get the commas right ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  46. Look – it’s simple: Moroni was an angel with God; he gave some golden tablets to Ammon Bundy. Ammon and his buddy from Northern Arizona (where the polygamists live), the man with no ears, went to Oregon to give the golden tablets to arsonists. But they didn’t have any snacks, so they took over a National Wildlife Refuge. Now some birders looking for a Bohemian Waxwing are going to kick out the Radical Armed Mormons. And there will be tweets.

  47. J Gordon Cooper | January 6, 2016 at 2:39 am | Reply

    I am SO confused, First I was supposed to be Terrified of “Radical Islamic Terrorists”. Then the “Radical Armed Patriot Morons” drive up from Nevada, AND now the “Radical Oregon Birders” are loosing it. At least the Radical Islamic Terrorists are only in the Middle East and San Bernardino CA.

  48. I desire to see the Hammaond’s back home to enjoy the birds too 🙂
    The Hammond’s have served enough time. If you agree, please sign this petition to the President asking for a commute of the sentence for the remainder of the Appeals Court Sentence of both Dwight Lincoln Hammond Jr and Steven Dwight Hammond, of Harney County Oregon. https://t.co/l7lccHyWWU

  49. Even though this story is making fun of the birder group, check this out: There are 22.5 million “away-from-home” wildlife watchers in the U.S., compared to 13.6 hunters. There are more than 1 million beef producers in the United States. Active Patriot Group members? … about 40,000. Birders ARE more of America than those boys holding court in the birdhouse…. by almost 2:1. Get out and go home to your ranches and enjoy what you have. This plot of preserve is OURS.

  50. Thanks, everybody, the comments were as funny as the article!

  51. That’s actually funny. This isn’t: It matters more what we are resolved to produce than what we ‘want.’

    The patriot movement won’t grow up until it learns to do three things:

    Stop worrying about what our domestic blood enemies, our greatest enemies that have white skin and aren’t hiding in a cave on the other side of the world, including the mainstream newswhores, say about us. The last one of them to stretche a rope after the war crimes trials will still be lying as its last filthy breath spews out of its upper sewer.

    Stop kowtowing to their “Liberal”(commie) trash friends who vote to kill them every time they vote.

    Stop being cowards and start openly declaring what will be required to fix this mess if it can be fixed: an extensive and thorough “Liberal”(commie) trash season whereby we eradicate enough of our natural born statist/authoritarian vermin to restore Liberty and the Bill of Rights here.

    How many will be truly ready for what we may have to endure?

  52. Cut their power and water and barricade them in. Nobody allowed to bring them anything. Give them 24 hrs, then tear gas and smoke them out. Arrest them and throw the book at them. Then make them pay for damages, clean-up and the cost for authorities time. also confiscate their vehicles and haul them away.

  53. In a twist of revolutionirony, there will be no more Tweets from this bird sanctuary, as the Twitter account for the chief Yeehawdist of Bubba Haram has been suspended. And it appears they are signaling their exit plans after just a couple of days sans snacks. Vive la humiliation!

  54. I think I forgot an Oxford comma….

  55. Well, actually, the real story is God is talking to Ammon Bundy, whose main consultant is a man with no ears, and they are preventing birders from visiting the refuge, and they’re Mormons with an outrageous number of siblings (18 or so, and 50 nieces/nephews) and everyone is running out of food, but the birders are going to whack the Mormon militia men with their spotting scopes, and order will be restored.

  56. The real story is not the militia occupation of the headquarters but instead the persecution of the Hammond family by the BLM and FWS.

  57. Someone revoke these birds watchers mancards..and burn them ? wow..get a life ladies…my God…a couple warning shots and they will go running home to cry on their wifeys apron

  58. Oregon’s racist laws were repealed in 1846, 1926 and any racist language has been removed…didn’t you read your cited article?

    • Tim, of course they have. The historical claim made by Bob Schmetzer is: “the state was organized for whites only and its constitution stated so.” This claim is entirely accurate; the referenced article and timeline support it.

      As the sources state, racial exclusion laws were passed by the Provisional government, which was the very first government organized by white settlers in the Oregon country, before the territory even came under US sovereignty. Then, racial exclusion laws were passed by the Territorial legislature established by the United States. Then, racial exclusion provisions were written into the first state constitution of the State of Oregon, unique among free states, and were on the books for 67 years. Racial language was so embedded in the state constitution that it took until 2002 to get the rest of it out. So it is quite clear that Oregon was indeed organized for whites only, even if that is no longer the case.

  59. No, Whacko, Lansenmeister!

  60. Usually “Don’t read the comments” is sound advice, but this was actuary pretty entertaining. 🙂

  61. Lansenmeister | January 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Reply


  62. martinhimself157 | January 5, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Reply

    Frustrated bird watchers? Drunken mormom militias? Tyrannical governments? GRAMMAR NAZIS? this is my kind of America! Please continue everyone, I’m counting on you all!

  63. It’s a snacktarian rebellion DAMMIT!

  64. Love it, when this silliness ends and the lawbreakers are in jail, we can all have a good chuckle at their folly. Just starve them out.

  65. Fuckin’ bird watchers? Tyranical governments? Drunken Mormon militias? Now this is my kind of America! Can’t wait for the show to begin…

  66. Best headline ever. Thank you, that totally made my day!

  67. Nothing like a few birder’s to kick the ass of Koch bro’s funded squatters.

  68. Nothing like a few birder’s to kick the Koch bro’s funded squaters.

  69. The birders are actually spotters for the drone birds to direct them where to drop their bombs!

    • Got that right, Dave. Spotters for the big birds, such as eagles, great horned owns, etc. The bigger, the better!

  70. Correction, terrorists. Not militants.

  71. Lot of racist idiots on here.

  72. This is the single greatest piece of satire I have ever read. Thank you, sir or ma’am, for your service.

  73. You go birder! I’m a duck myself. Yup, an Oregon Duck since 1965. Poop on the nonlocal loonitics.

  74. I am an ecologist and as much as I have known ranchers who put their cattle on federal land, paying is a deal they made. Not paying is a drain to all of us taxpayers. No pay no use. If they can put cows there, why can’t I put a temporary vacation home there? Cattle unfortunately do have an impact on the land and its not a good one as much as I like cows. Not sure which is worse, dirt bikes, ATV’s or cows for the ecology. In the end, probably all but the birds.

    • Kathleen M Keith | January 6, 2016 at 2:49 am | Reply

      Bravo! I couldn’t have said it better or more bird-ley! And, don’t forget the birds don’t produce that methane issue—big carbon footprint!

    • ” If they can put cows there, why can’t I put a temporary vacation home there? ”

      I’ve got my eye on a nice piece of land on a bluff overlooking a NWR waterfowl refuge…

  75. Allen Snowdon | January 5, 2016 at 4:51 pm | Reply

    Enraged Birders vs Outraged Birthers

  76. They’re not Christian. They’re Mormon. Even worse!

  77. Yes, JMS, they identify as Christians. Mormons, in fact. Google the “interview” with the self-proclaimed “Captain Moroni,” who will fill you in on why this idiocy is their religious obligation.

  78. We, the colluding birds, will respond with clenched wing and beak. Hitchcock is our prophet.

    • Exactly. Someone should make a video of angry birds (either Hitchcock or video game birds would do) re-taking their refuge.

  79. If another Bohemian Waxwing shows up in January in Malheur, all bets are off. The birders will flock, overwhelming the irruptive species. Note that Birders are exceptionally skilled at identification, well-equipped with advanced optics, and with significant patience in standing nearly motionless for long hours in pursuit of their goals. Oddly, I have also discovered that many Birders are significantly impatient, the combination of which bodes poorly for the occupiers. As the writer correctly noted, the Birders could creep up and surprise the newcomers with their wily tactics.

  80. If another Bohemian Waxwing shows up in January in Malheur, all bets are off. The birders will flock, overwhelming the irruptive species. Note that Birders are exceptionally skilled at identification, well-equipped with advanced optics, and with significant patience in standing nearly motionless for long hours in pursuit of their goals. Oddly, I have also discovered that many Birders are also significantly impatient, the combination of which bodes poorly for the occupiers. As the writer correctly noted, the Birders could creep up and surprise the newcomers with their wily tactics.

  81. Sandy MacDonald | January 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm | Reply

    Figures that a bunch of old coots would end up in a bird sanctuary.
    Added bonus: it was named “Malheur” by a trapper who lost his cache there; literally named for its lack of snacks. Somehow, I think most of the issues reflected in Ammon’s speeches could be better dealt with by an enforced return to the sand box.

  82. Richard A Hood | January 5, 2016 at 1:11 pm | Reply

    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

    • John Whittenberger | January 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Reply

      These times do have that feeling. The treatment of the “True Patriots” at Malheur compared to the treatment of Black Lives Matter folks makes me wonder where we are headed.

    • Ceresa Walker | January 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm | Reply

      So true, Richard and John.

  83. Just cut the power and see how long they last without heat. Or cut both power and water

    • Excellent brainstorming!

      Oh, and no space at end of sentence befor punctuation marks.

      See how it works? Vey cool! Not…how it works ? Very cool !

      Finally, when the toy-boys give up and drive home, pull them over and arrest every last one and throw the book at them and let the justice system grind ‘me up. Give us the opportunity to show the world how we feel about all this bullshit!

  84. Look out for angry birders! You can learn a lot by watching angry attack birds!

  85. If the government reacts, people will tell them how wrong they handled it.i wish they would go in and use whatever means they have to get rid of them.jail them. What they are doing is unlawful. Get the drunks out and then go after old man Bundy for non-payment.

  86. C’mon Bob! Aside from your own racist judgements being made here, I also take issue with your labeling these folks Christian. There exhibiting anything but Christian values and behavior.

    • they profess to be doing it for the Lord.They are very christian but I’ll admit only if you consider mormons christians . Also Oregon used to require any black man that wanted to live in Oregon to submit to annual whippings or leave the state. That was when they started allowing them in. before that they were flat out banned from coming to Oregon.
      Slave or not.
      The group is made up of all white group of christians that profess that their religion compels them to do this.The only thing Bob gets wrong is not calling them by what they would be defined as if they were any other group.”White Christian terrorists”.
      That any are legally carrying a gun after brandishing them at federal officers previously seems to be ignored. They all take money and receive discounts from the government but they fight it’s existence.They were happy when earthfirst were jailed for the same shit.
      They were labelled terrorists so why not these folk who actually threaten lives.

    • They’re

  87. Birders armed with large-caliber spotting scopes will surely prevail!

  88. I say, if you want to be a real militia man then go to your local recruiting center. They will sign you up and give you a bigger gun. Then you won’t be insecure with your small brain and penis. Be sure to pack for the middle-east.

  89. FBI waiting for day 3 when they will fire the barbecues and smokers they have installed upwind, and start sending waves of bacon, tri-tip and pulled pork over the militants.

  90. C’mon Bob! There is a history of white privilege and racism in every single US state. It’s hardly unique to Oregon. Besides it’s 2016. Ask the Federal government why they haven’t reacted to these gun toting fools. That’s the real question. At least cut off the roads so more thugs don’t show up and make camp in the refuge.

    • the federal government hasn’t responded because if they do anything obama will be blamed. it will be that muslim black african born interloper stopping good christians from doing whatever it is white christians do.

      • Kathleen M Keith | January 6, 2016 at 2:37 am | Reply

        OK, wkmtca (is that whatchamacallit?), just where do you get your political savvy and misstatements? Inquiring minds, there are a few out here want to know… Me thinks, therefore, thou art (you’re) an Idiot.

        • Actually, wkmtca is pretty much on the money. I would have put quotations around “good christians”

          • Emphasizing words by using quotation marks is incorrect. Quotation marks are for quoting things. When the dear good writer wishes to indicate a degree of incredulity or sarcasm, as it were, said writer might italicize the word instead of using quotation marks. I lieu of italics, when italics are an unavailable font option, Grammarians suggest using asterisks as a much less utterly, thoroughly, profoundly, glaringly irritating technique than the use of quotation marks. So dear potential quoter that isn’t *really* a knowledgeable grammarian, just like *yours truly*, ixnay on the otationsquay OK?

        • methinks he is a sarcastist.

      • Ceresa Walker | January 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Reply

        Wow, racist.

    • “Ask the Federal government why they haven’t reacted to these gun toting fools. ”
      because Ruby Ridge and Waco Texas

  91. Bob Schmetzer | January 5, 2016 at 2:51 am | Reply

    The artificial militia looks like a bunch of drunks who think they are tough. When they run out of beer, they will leave and go back to the bar and brag how they scared the US Army and President Obama. These white Christians feel safe in Oregon’s white utopia. Yes the state was organized for whites only and its constitution stated so.

    • These are not Oregonians and when they go home they will be leaving our state which was, as you pointed out, founded on exclusionary racial tenets. This whole country was founded on stealing land from the people who lived here and oppressing them – so now you get to feel bad for something that happened generations before you were born too. For a minor point no one seems to bring up – Well before the land before designated federal refuge and before it was stolen the first time, it was actually Piaiute land, as we know because there are the foundations of a village still on the property.

    • Nothing else needs to be said except your an idiot

    • This is different a racist.

    • And you’re some racist punk!

    • I just read the Oregon constitution and it says nothing about being “organized for whites only”. Please state your sources!

      • Here you go:
        The Oregon Territorial Legislature on September 21, 1849 passed a law specifying that “it shall not be lawful for any negro or mulatto to enter into, or reside” in Oregon.

      • Here’s another reference, a timeline of Oregaon racial exclusion laws, from the website of the State of Oregon: http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/saelp/orraciallaws.pdf

      • http://www.ccrh.org/comm/slough/primary/orgconst.htm

        The section in question was repealed in 1926.

        • Exactly — racial exclusions were part of the very first constitution of the State of Oregon, from the time Oregon was admitted to the Union, and remained on the books for 67 years! The US Congress, as part of the admissions process, reviewed and signed off on the proposed constitution that had been drafted by the Territory of Oregon’s statehood convention and which contained those provisions. No other free state was ever admitted to the Union with racial exclusions in its inaugural constitution.

          This was hardly the first racial exclusion law to be passed in Oregon; racial exclusion laws were passed by the Provisional government (the first attempt by white settlers in the Oregon country to organize themselves) before Oregon even came under US sovereignty. The legislature of the Oregon Territory that was subsequently established under United States sovereignty also passed such laws. Not even an enslaved black person could remain in Oregon.

          At least one of those laws was repealed during the period before statehood. This may indicate that Oregonians were not unanimous in their desire to exclude non-whites, although opposition to the law may have come instead from slaveholders, as the effect of its repeal was to legalize slavery. Nonetheless, the repeated passage of racial exclusions indicates a concerted and sustained effort to organize Oregon as a whites-only entity.

      • Gnome Chompsky | January 5, 2016 at 11:18 pm | Reply

        Swanson, you won’t even let the period settle inside the quotation marks where it belongs . . . Oh, the humanity!

        • I have to confess, in the comment I just posted regarding the contraction error (it’s instead of its) in s. hardy’s comment, I made this mistake and hit send before I could correct it…Happens to all of us sometimes…Sadly, it happens to too many people all of the time! Writing with correct grammar is becoming a lost art.

        • A period belongs within the quotation marks when the expression within the quotation marks is a sentence. Otherwise, it is correct to place the period after the quotation mark, as Swanson has done.

        • These exclusionary laws were not entirely effective based on last night’s episode of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots.” The piece on the actor Ty Burrell showed that he had an African American ancestor, a single woman and free black, who successfully homesteaded a one hundred sixty acre farm in rural Oregon.

        • “Gnome”!Chomsky! Great name. I love it.

      • Oregon has a long history of racism, even KKK activity. I grew up in the Rogue River Valley, and Blacks were not welcome. I recall Jackson County hire a Black meteorologist who was well-versed in orchard heating. He and his family were run out of town a month later. Fats Domino came to Medford for a live concert and wasn’t allowed to stay at the Medford Hotel.

    • Bob – do you know what happened to you in the past to make you such a bigot against Christians ? And especially against white Christians ? There are many therapists who specialise in deprogramming you from whatever it was …

      With all due respect …

    • Ceresa Walker | January 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Reply

      Wow, racist.

    • So the birders are racist?

    • Mormons don’t drink. They beget children instead.

    • Their Mormon…get facts straight! But really they’re wack-jobs, maybe the coo-coo birds the birders will be happy to see?

    • Bob S, are you a loyal member of the DemOWScrat party?

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