This is Rich

TEA Party Legislator Kris Hansen of Havre has introduced a bill so hypocritical, it would be a joke if it weren't so stupid.The Montana GOP railed against the overreaching federal government into areas that they say states should have the powers to decide during the election cycle.

TEA Partiers claimed that by passing federal laws that weren’t popular at the state level, they were engaging in nothing short of tyranny. Now, these very same people, now elected to positions at the state level are turning around and doing the same thing to local governments.

TEA Party lawmaker Kris Hanson (R-Havre) would allow state government to override local ordinances and would require re-legalizing discrimination in our communities.

Yes, it seems too hypocritical to be true, but Hansen’s bill would actually overturn the popular Missoula Nondiscrimination Ordinance that so many worked so hard to pass last spring.  The ordinance protects LGBT people from discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations. Nothing controversial here.  But Rep. Hansen’s bill doesn’t stop with Missoula.  It would prohibit any locality from passing an ordinance, resolution, or policy that protects a class of people beyond what the Montana Human Rights Act already covers. And it’s retroactive, which calls into question any personnel policy or resolution that a locality has already passed.

After Montana has failed to protect LGBT Montanans at the state level for decades, localities have decided to take the initiative and protect their own residents.  This is the legal right of cities and counties across Montana. And since when did the GOP have a thing against local control?

Hansen’s HB 516 will be heard at 8am on Friday, February 18th in House Judiciary.


13 Comments on "This is Rich"

  1. Do the Rep-Tea people hane any JOBS bills?

  2. I Can’t spell this morning, I meant Do the Rep-Tea people HAVE any JOBS bills. All I see is them wasting time on bills that can go no where. What’s worse is a bill that was passed by the voters should be untouchable.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 15, 2011 8:00 AM at 8:00 AM |

      Just one. I think that they’re trying to create a position for Wendee Wharpin’ to be Montana’s first Pope! Pope Wendee the First! And then, we can get serious ’bout this teawanker stuff and start the Inquisition! Now we got the militia and spears to do the job! Bring on them heretics, infidels and liebruls!

  3. When are the teabaggers going to come after local control in sex education? I know they are still pissed about the Helena School Board. And they want a one size fits none sex education law that will now educate the kids, but make them into mushrooms and leave them in the dark.

  4. Why can’t the teabaggers get out of our bedrooms?

  5. I think I know Kris Hanson from somewhere else… scratching my head, trying to place her. Something’s not quite right here.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 15, 2011 8:04 PM at 8:04 PM |

      One LOOK at the woman will tell you sumthin’ ain’t quite right here! That woman has NEVER had a sexual thought that she hasn’t immediately suppressed! I mean, scroll back up there and look again. I see repressed homosexuality written all OVER that woman’s face! She despises her urges! She HATES her hormones! She LOATHES her longings! Crooked, forced smile. Black, unisex outfit. Tortured countenance just SCREAMING for sexual realease! Butchy but cute haircut. THIS WOMAN NEEDS A GIRLFRIEND!… “bond” with.

  6. This is her “BIO”

    HD33: Kris Hansen
    Kris Hansen, running for House District 33 in Havre and western Hill County, was the featured candidate in the e-brief back before we had a working web site. So we’re catching up.

    Running for the Montana House of Representatives in House District 33 is Kris Hansen. She will be representing most of Havre and Western Hill County. She is ready to serve the citizens of District 33, by listening to new ideas and getting your voice heard in Helena.

    Kris is a veteran of the Iraq war who currently serves as deputy County Attorney in Hill County. She has clerked for Justice John Warner of the Montana Supreme Court, she’s worked on the staff of the House Republican Caucus in the 2005 Legislature, and she previously worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Kris has the experience to serve the citizens of District 33. Kris vows, “To present good legislation, defend against bad legislation, and vote for sound bills. I will work hard. I believe in solving problems and leaving well enough alone.” Kris also believes in conservative budgeting, and freedom for Montana’s resources to grow. Your input is important to Kris, and you can contact her through her web site at


  7. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 15, 2011 10:27 PM at 10:27 PM |

    HOLY SHIT! Look, I’m a bullshitter, so it’s really, really, REALLY hard to, you know, bullshit me!

    Yet this pathetic woman tries. A “veteran” of the Iraq war! What the hell does THAT mean? That she ate at the Bhagdad McDonald’s a couple’a times BEFORE jumping on a treadmill at the O club to watch her fatass weight?

    Come ON, ms. Iraq War Stud. LIST YOUR SCARS, sweet cheeks! Or shut the HELL up!

    Sorry, but I’m NOT impressed with those who VOLUN-freakin-TEERED to participate in GEORGIE’S ORGY OF SLAUGHTER TO PROVE HIS MANHOOD! This simply indicates that you are a fascist nimcompoop.

    SO, ms. hanson, just WHY did you feel the need to participate in the SLAUGHTER of over one hundred thousand INNOCENT Iraquis?

    Should we be singing your praises, or simply calling you a dumbass?! I vote for the latter!

    A Vietnam Vet

  8. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 15, 2011 10:34 PM at 10:34 PM |

    p.s. And as a sidenote, I like Justice John Warner. I think he is a good man and I trust his judgement. If he selected this woman to be a clerk for him, that is something to recommend her. But still, I find her bigotry intolerable.

  9. Their finally starting to Cover Wisconsin’s protest of their Crazy Legisture

  10. Then again, so much for the selfish integrity of the Teabalistan!

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