Wednesday, June 4, 2014

One Pissed Off Man, Many More In The Wings

Ten years ago today, Marvin Heemeyer decided to settle his complaints against the City of Granby, CO and some of the residents. The Mayor had this to say.

"I'm trying to be politically correct, but this guy was a nasty son of a bitch," Wang said.

You can read an account here.

Granby is mainly a tourist and skier service center as most of the ranches in the area no longer function as working cattle ranches. Zoning was late coming to the small Colorado mountain towns but by the mid 1970’s most towns had zoning laws. They weren’t universally welcomed, and were often manipulated for personal gains (and losses).

If you took Belfast, Northern Ireland at the height of the “Troubles” then added Jerusalem, you might approach the intensity of emotions in some of these towns. Marvin Heemeyer was one of the losers, and decided to make a point.

So why this posting? Because I fear our country is full of Marvin Heemeyers and at some point they will start striking. 


  1. Yep, they came close in Nevada... And the powers that be will be wondering 'why', without a clue...

  2. With each little step, the powers at be became bolder and bolder......

    1. What is the saying? Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.