June 24, 2006

Hippies In Colorado

I don't know why, but this story makes me laugh. Some choice excerpts:

"I had a shotgun or AK (semi-automatic weapon) pointed at my chest. (The officers) kept saying, 'We're going to shoot your (expletive) dog.' They made this woman cry - she was shaking," said Lobo, a Rainbow Family member.
"They tried to trample us with their horses, and all we did was have our arms up in peace," he said. "I even pulled my pants down - which was probably indecent exposure - to show them I didn't have anything on me."
"I've been here since Saturday, and I've already received three (citations). Look, I'm sick of being harassed. Just because I'm in the middle of the woods with a group of people doesn't mean I don't have a job, that I don't have a family and that I don't contribute to society,"
"All they had to do was get a bullhorn and say 'We've got guns.' They shouldn't have pulled out their guns, that's not kosher, man,"
We are stardust, we are golden... we are picking a different county next year!

h/t DPGI v.2

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1 Damn, I was in Durango, Co. last week, and one of the local cowboys there said an infestation of hippies had also appeared somewhere in the area, perhaps Telluride. We headed up that way, but never found the hippies, however, we did find a bunch of stupid liberals mucking up the place. The scenery was great, but putting up with liberal assholes from California strained my last nerve, and a confrontation resulted in some hurt feelings, if not a bloody nose.

Posted by: jesusland joe at June 24, 2006 03:04 PM (rUyw4)

2 Sounds like a cult -- call Janet "torch" Reno, she'll know how to handle these losers ;->

Posted by: Purple Avenger at June 25, 2006 05:10 AM (M0Kdm)

3 Yeah, this isn't really very funny. Authoritarian tactics on the part of the federal government, violations of the constitutional right to assemble... sounds like a laugh riot. Just wait until they're telling you that you can't be where you want to be, for no reason, and that you must comply or be screwed by the legal runaround.

Posted by: Embryo at June 25, 2006 07:22 AM (sUWK+)

4 you're right of course, embryo. i'm still laughing though!

Posted by: annika at June 25, 2006 07:50 AM (fxTDF)

5 Be careful for what you wish for. The Forest Service has dictatorial police powers in their protection of their land. The trees and the forest floor trumps all human rights. It was hippies that pressured the government to put these totalitarian rules into force in the first place. Will these hippies now turn Republican?

Posted by: Jake at June 25, 2006 09:03 AM (r/5D/)

6 Jake is right. The hippies are reaping what they have sown. What say you about that, Embryo?

Posted by: jesusland joe at June 25, 2006 03:27 PM (rUyw4)

7 Jeebus, Embryo, Are you saying the law in our National Forests should be ignored? I think it should be pointed out how past experiences with the Rainbow Family have turned the locals against them. It's not like the Rainbows have be the best guests... "The group, which bills itself as an alternative society for those who wish to leave the mainstream, has failed to sign a special-use permit required by the Forest Service for groups of 75 or more. As a result, rangers Monday barred people from the site and issued between 60 and 70 citations to some of the early arrivals. Many residents and business people are worried that the trouble is just beginning. "'When it's over, all that's left is going to be one square mile of feces,' said Alicia Spanhake of Steamboat Springs. 'I hate hippies.'" source - http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3960887

Posted by: jcrue at June 25, 2006 03:54 PM (Xk75c)

8 My God, it is perfection. Hoist upon their own petards, these tree huggers now find out that the law applies equally to all. The very laws they forced into creation. Doesn't the Forest Service know that they are "Liberals", therefore God sanctioned and created, and further exempt from these laws, due to their exalted status? I guess not.

Posted by: shelly at June 26, 2006 02:29 AM (BJYNn)

9 Everyone's missing the true source of hilarity, courtesy Lobo: I had a shotgun or AK (semi-automatic weapon) pointed at my chest... Assault rifle, shotgun, cap gun...they're all the same to hippies. Betcha if one of us showed up at that camp w/ a Super Soaker they'd all piss themselves.

Posted by: Victor at June 26, 2006 08:07 AM (L3qPK)

10 Ha ha, good catch, Victor! This is one of those stories that just keeps on giving(laughs, that is). Thanks, Annika!

Posted by: jesusland joe at June 26, 2006 09:37 AM (rUyw4)

11 I swear I saw this on an episode of King of the Hill last week. Hank Hill's solution was to make the "guests" of the park uncomfortable enough to leave. He convinced the park service to shut down the porta-potties and provitions stores (temporarily out of service). Once the hippies ran out of food, they just left. Simplistic, I know. But it was still funny has heck. I love that show.

Posted by: Trint at June 26, 2006 10:27 AM (SlSdA)

12 I live in Colorado and let me tell you, there's a lot of old stale 60's holdout ex-hippies running around. They definitely detract from the scenery. And FORGET Telluride. To quote Yogi Berra, "Nobody goes there anymore- it's too crowded". I went once and was turned off by all the poseurs and street people and hippie scumbags and punks on skateboards. These Rainbow people need to be hosed down, deloused, loaded on buses, and sent to effin' New Jersey.

Posted by: Barry at June 28, 2006 09:35 AM (kKjaJ)

13 One edited story,with quotes taken out of context, and suddenly you're all experts? Do some more reserch.

Posted by: t.d.steve at June 30, 2006 02:08 PM (pm8qO)

14 Free to look like what you want or think what you want. The "Government" does favor businesses over individuals everyday-the bigger the business the bigger the favors. When the government=state favors business=corporations too much a state of fascism exists. Do these people up there really hurt any business in colorado? Why does it seem that so many people hate so called hippies?

Posted by: libertyman at July 04, 2006 09:41 AM (dTaNx)

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