Rehberg Jokes About Drunken Boating Accidents

Talking Points Memo wrote this week about the poor judgement of Congressman Rehberg, who joked publicly about a drunken boating accident. It’s a bizarre thing to do after Rehberg’s alcohol-related boating incident on Flathead Lake, when neither Rehberg nor any of his staff bothered to designate a sober driver.  The accident sent the Congressman and three others to the hospital and put one of his staffers in a coma.


54 Comments on "Rehberg Jokes About Drunken Boating Accidents"

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 26, 2012 5:33 PM at 5:33 PM |

      They say that at age fifty, you get the face you deserve. But I say that if you’re EVIL, you get the body language you deserve! Look closely at Dopey. Sumthin’ REAL wrong with the dude. His evilness has caught UP with him! NO ONE twitches and writhes like that unLESS they’ve done sumthin’ really, really bad! Or simply been a slimeball! Look at how he holds his hands. Weird!

      Contrast him with Jon! Jon is happy, smiling, at ease with the crowds, confident, for Jon has done good! But Dopey’s past is reflected in his TBC, total body communication! He’s doin’ a pisspoor job of hiding his past. Hell, it COULD be that he’s an alky too, who knows!

      Willy S. said it best. The eyes are the window of the soul. Not good!

      • Larry you said, “They say that at age fifty, you get the face you deserve.” You continue to prove Shakespeare correct when he wrote in “A Midsummer’s Night Dream:”

        Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 26, 2012 6:31 PM at 6:31 PM |

          Yowza! Are you one of the log cabin Pubbies? HEY, I got no problem with that! Whatever turns your crank!

          • Would it matter to you if I were gay?

            • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 26, 2012 7:54 PM at 7:54 PM |

              Who? Me? Why not at all! Nor to Billy S. either! For you see, as you probably already know, Billy wrote some pretty homoerotic love sonnets! Now, some say it was literary pederasty, and that he was simply looking to get paid for flattering the dudes he was writing about. Others are not so sure. Me, I don’t care! A good love sonnet is a good sonnet.

              You see, Craig, I don’t mind gay folks at all. I find them to be some of our most creative, intelligent, interesting citizens. And in fact, many Native American cultures view them as special for containing two spirits, that of a man and a woman!

              A little on Willy S.


            • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 26, 2012 7:59 PM at 7:59 PM |

              Craig, the so-called “two spirit” people. What a great way to look at gay people, no? As special. I like that.


              • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 26, 2012 8:09 PM at 8:09 PM |

                The funny thing is, craig, that I’ve been accused of being a gay basher AND of being a misogynist! And probably prejudiced too! But I’m not of the above. I simply enjoy tweaking everyone with humor. Sometimes it works, and sometimese I get banned. Well, MOST of the time I get banned.

              • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 26, 2012 8:20 PM at 8:20 PM |

                Mark Twain on the Book or Moron:

                “All men have heard of the Mormon Bible, but few except the ‘elect’ have seen it, or, at least, taken the trouble to read it. I brought away a copy from Salt Lake. The book is a curiosity to me, it is such a pretentious affair, and yet so ‘slow,’ so sleepy; such an insipid mess of inspiration. It is chloroform in print. If Joseph Smith composed this book, the act was a miracle — keeping awake while he did it was, at any rate. If he, according to tradition, merely translated it from certain ancient and mysteriously-engraved plates of copper, which he declares he found under a stone, in an out-of-the-way locality, the work of translating was equally a miracle, for the same reason.

                “The book seems to be merely a prosy detail of imaginary history, with the Old Testament for a model; followed by a tedious plagiarism of the New Testament. The author labored to give his words and phrases the quaint, old-fashioned sound and structure of our King James’s translation of the Scriptures; and the result is a mongrel — half modern glibness, and half ancient simplicity and gravity. The latter is awkward and constrained; the former natural, but grotesque by the contrast. Whenever he found his speech growing too modern — which was about every sentence or two — he ladled in a few such Scriptural phrases as ‘exceeding sore,’ ‘and it came to pass,’ etc., and made things satisfactory again. ‘And it came to pass’ was his pet. If he had left that out, his Bible would have been only a pamphlet.”

  1. Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | February 26, 2012 6:02 PM at 6:02 PM |

    Some of Cowgirls Best stuff about Rehberg:

    1-Pat Davison. This is the con man who funneled Rehberg thousands from fake companies that Davison set up as part of his multi-million dollar securities fraud scam. Davison’s current address is federal prison.

    2-Greg Barkus. Who hasn’t heard of Rehberg’s friend and northwest Montana Republican Senator and liason currently charged with three felonies. I’m talking about how he and Rehberg got wasted, Rehberg let a him drive drunk, and ran up an estimated $1.5 million tab for health care and work comp claims for himself and his staff. In Nevada where I went to college we had a program called Operation Dry Water-cash rewards for turning in drunk boaters. That may have had no effect on this case however as Rehberg is one of the richest members of congress already.

    3- Randy Vogel. Poacher and Rehberg state director, Randy Vogel is actually the fourth high ranking Montana Republican to be busted for poaching recently, not the third as I recently posted. I forgot about Shawn Vassell.

    4-Mike Waite The second Rehberg staffer on the Vogel poaching trip. So I guess he’s the fifth.

    5-Todd Shriber. Don’t forget about the man who became an Internet joke when he tried to hire computer hackers to boost his college transcript then was unmasked as a top aide to Rehberg, his Communications Director no less: Todd Shriber, now 33. An Internet blogger revealed his identity and he was forced to confess.

    6-Leo Giaccometto. You all remember Leo Giaccometto. He really merits his own post. He’s the same Leo Giaccometto that was Conrad Burn’s Chief of Staff turned lobbyist (and current employer).

    But what you may not recall is that he’s also great friends with Montana’s Republican Congressman, Dennis Rehberg.

    In 2003, Giaccometto’s Gage network helped organize a Capitol Hill panel discussion about technology issues in Asia. In 2004, it arranged a trip to Kazakhstan. Rehberg, Giaccometto and lobbyists attended, among others. Leo Giacometto’s US-Asia Network trip to Kazakhstan was instant lore in Montana politics. Upon return to the US, a diplomat was so shocked by what happened that the details were emailed to Roll Call, and soon became national news.

    7-Kevin Ring, a “Team Abramoff” member who pled the Fifth Amendment before the U.S. Senate committee investigating Abramoff has connections to Rehberg. Rehberg recommended Carter County Montana hire Ring and Abramoff’s firm to lobby for transportation funding. Carter County officials said Rehberg recommended Ring “because he knew him” and even after the abuses of “Team Abramoff” lobbying practices were exposed Rehberg’s spokesman said he couldn’t think of anyone better. Ring, who brought in nearly $100,000 in lobbying for Carter County contributed to both Burns and Rehberg.

    8-Jack Abramoff. After Rehberg accepted $20,000 in contributions from convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his clients, he tried to cover his trail by voting to kill the investigation into Abromoff. (H Res 746, House Vote 76, 3/30/06; H Res 762, House Vote 87, 4/5/06)

    9 and 10-Erik Iverson, Rehberg’s former top advisor and Erik Iverson’s wife. A legislative audit investigation into the Montana university system and its “contracts” revealed that something didn’t smell right. The Inland Northwest Space Alliance (INSA) had significant connections to Sen. Conrad Burns and Rep. Denny Rehberg. Both Rehberg and Burns helped bring millions of dollars in federal aid to the INSA. It was revealed that Iverson’s wife worked for INSA, paid for by a contract gotten by Rehberg, when New West reported that “the wife of Rehberg’s chief of staff Erik Iverson was also listed as an associate on the INSA’s web site.” INSA brought no space contracts to MT, in case you didn’t notice…

    11 and 12-VECO executives Bill J. Allen and Richard L. Smith. Rehberg took at least $1,700 dollars from two men- former VECO Corp. CEO Bill Allen and former lobbyist Jim Clark- who were found guilty of corruption in the scandal that shook the Alaska political world and secured multiple convictions of local, statewide and national figures. Allen and Clark have pleaded guilty to various felony corruption charges including bribery, fraud, and conspiracy; last week Allen was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $750,000. [ Anchorage Daily News, 10/28/2009]

    Rehberg has held onto his tainted VECO campaign cash for years, even as his colleagues have returned theirs. VECO executives are going to federal prison for bribery and Rep. Rehberg should do the honorable thing and give back the dirty money.

    Yeah Denny and the GOP…. we do not forget who you are at all!

  2. Is anyone surprised that Regberg has no idea why it would be a bad idea to say things like this? He could care less! He knows the corporations will buy the election for him with third party ads…

  3. Rehberg=reckless. Why trade an effective organic farmer for a litigious lackey?

  4. People of the herd:

    Worse things have happened, and people move on. In my mind the threat that Jon Tester represents to our remaining roadless lands is a far more serious issue, and since he gave no hint while campaigning that he was in league with the loggers and developers, his moral character is up for scrutiny. Has he

    While you are busy discussing trivia, major damage is being done, and he is knowingly pursuing an agenda that, were it pursued by Rehberg, you would likely oppose.

    • Yer registered in Colorado, right, Toke? Go root for earth haters in some other forum; Sen. Tester represents cooler heads.

    • I lived in Montana for 59 years, and am majority owner of a business there and of a rental property. We might someday be summer residents again, snow birds.

      The term “earth hater” is existential – lacking any viable means of defending Tester, you merely assert what is false to be true. That is the totality of your case.

      Back to the herd, fella. The lions are stalking.

      • We are the Democratic Party: expect us.

      • I suppose that will have to pass for a response. No do-overs, I’m afraid.

      • Larry Kurtz didn’t ask where you planted your happy ignorant ass for years and years. He asked you where you are registered to vote. Under the circumstances that seems like a pretty significant question. Having had to deal with your drivel longer than Larry, I know that you think voting is for ‘the herd’, so it really doesn’t matter where you are or are not registered. What is clear is that you don’t any crap at all what happens to Montanans or Montana’s roadless areas. You only care that you been seen as superior to us ‘sheeple’. So, truly, Larry is correct. Tester is our better option. Find someplace else to flaunt your arrogance, Mark.

        • Oh Hi Rod,

          Got your preachy on today I see. I love how all your anger gets mired up in your tedious wording. Makes for fun reading! Which is why, usually, I don’t.


          • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | February 27, 2012 3:37 PM at 3:37 PM |

            His name is Rob, Mark! and at least he doesn’t have to stoop to disparaging your name to prove what a baffoon you are to others!

            • His real name is Monty. Within a flock there is value in being able to quack good duckspeak. Monty speaks duck very well, and all the othe ducks, when he quacks, yell out “quack quack! Good duckspeak!”

              He’s not s duck, but he found that being able to speak like a duck gives him a position of honor among ducks. So Norma, stop your bitching, Flap them webbed feet and whistle, though I realize you lack the ability to put thumb and finger together to generate a whistle, lacking fingers and thumbs.

              You are a Cowgirl apparition, right? Not real, product of the boiler room? Right?

              • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | February 27, 2012 4:36 PM at 4:36 PM |

                You know I happen to like the Democratic herd mentality Mark. People getting together for the sake of each others welfare, health, and security! Democrats only ask that we also spare each other’s dignity to remain as a human beings individually as well. “We the People” competent enough, to make choices for ourselves, as well as, care for ourselves and our own needs. Frankly I have never seen a herd where every animal looked the same. So you Idea of a herd isn’t a bad thing to us, considering the term you wish to use is closer to where you come from… like a flock of sheep

                It appears to me, that if able bodied white skinned hetero-sexual people are the only people, that the rest of us are suppose to emulate, in order to be considered the norm or God worthy, then most of us, Democrats won’t fit that Flock scenario purposely. It isn’t our brand! we were not born that way. We are the same as our American forefathers wanted us to be… moving toward the future in a big way, Together! but nobody looks like anyone else in my herd. We don’t look like a flock of sheep.

                I mean who ever heard of a flock of sheep stampeding anywhere!

                Democrats as a rule, are happy without all the hang-ups of superiority and bigotry, You have been branded with!

                We are better off being ourselves, in or out of the Democratic herd, and prefer not to branded anytime in the future with the fear and stigmatization you wear so proudly!

                • You’ll notice, Mark still can’t answer the very simple question put before his happy ignorant ass. He doesn’t care about Montana. He doesn’t care about Montanans.

                • Monty thinks he owns the dialogue, like Larry King. “Answer the question!!! ” F*** you and your question. Who cares?

                  Norma, that was pretty good duckspeak! You got Monty to try to whistle, but he couldn’t, since he has no fingers or thumbs.

                  • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | February 27, 2012 4:57 PM at 4:57 PM |

                    Monty, is not Rob’s name also Mark! So when you gonna grow up and call a person by his rightful name???

                  • Citing yourself? You’re boring and tedious first time around, and you want a re-visit? Classic grandiosity.

                    • Nailed to a wall and still talking smack, aren’t you little man?

                    • You’re kind of easy. Polish Wolf is hard, Budge can be hard at times,others too, but you never manage to hit a nail squarely. So there is never much to do with you but figure ways to mess with the ego. Do you even realize how easy that is?

                    • Heheheheee! Dude, you’ve been played like a fiddle because you are truly stupid enough to think you can’t be played. That would be why you did the Monty stuff, because you really actually thought that no one would notice your perfidy. You seriously and anxiously believed that no one would catch you being a jackass. You still desperately hope this is some kind of juvenile game of tag. I caught you, so now you need to catch me. Sorry, Charlie.

                      I don’t own the dialogue. But I own your part in it, “Monty”. Dance for me. Dance, little man …

                      Simply put, Tokarski, no one cares what you find “hard”. You are weak, so what you find hard is of little value to anyone. What is of value is where you would be registered to vote, such that it could hurt or hinder the efforts of others. You can’t even answer such a simple question, can you, maggot?

                    • Too long. Lost me.

                    • Of course it did. You’re stupid.

                    • Always a possibility. That’s the thing – we have to assess our position, measure, decide, take a stand, and never know for sure if we are right. So it’s always a gamble, and we have to bet on our own ideas and brains, and there is never a guarantee. But I am petty sure I have you figured out.

                    • I haven’t a doubt that you are “petty sure” of what you’ve figured out.

                    • Deflection.

  5. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 27, 2012 7:30 AM at 7:30 AM |

    Look at Dopey Reeburp very closely in that video. I had a friend that looked exactly the same way as Dopey does. My friend was a medic in Nam and a terrible alcoholic upon his return. One day, a guy came up to him and said “you know, you don’t have to be this way”. My friend was devastated. He didn’t realize that his condition was so obivious to everyone else. He broke down, and finally admitted that he was an alky. He started going to AA and got the help he needed. Last I heard, he was doing OK>

    I would like to send a public message to Dopey. Dopey, you don’t have to feel this way, dude! Get some help! Get ye to AA! But for God’s sake, get OUTTA politics, dude! It’s killing you! You don’t need it anyway! Hell, you inherited a goat farm, dude! Go play with your goats and stop being an evil bastard!

    Hope this helps. It’s my good deed for the day!

  6. Denny Rehberg is in the way. It’s time to put a price on carbon: support the efforts of the Democratic Party to make the United States a leader in sustainability.

  7. The forests of the Rocky Mountains are broken. Senator Tester has a plan to mitigate the effects of climate change on some of Montana’s public land.

    Montana is on the front lines of jobs v. earth: we have the opportunity to reverse red state collapse.

  8. Pass your UA, guaranteed:

  9. It’s called an allegory. A story used to make a much larger point, in this case that we need work for the common good of the state and country even if it isn’t our “boat”. I’d say you guys are really fishing for material at this point.

    • Of course he was attempting allegory, and nobody missed his heavy handed point. What makes this post worthy is how completely, cluelessly, stupidly tone deaf Rehberg is in using jokes about drunken boating. Maybe at his next to-do he’ll tell jokes about drunkenly falling off a horse …

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | February 28, 2012 6:03 PM at 6:03 PM |

      FISHING??? bwhhahahaaaa! New to the state, aren’t ya? Hell, no need to fish where Dopey’s concerned! He’s got a history, dude. Where you from? Or are you fifteen years old?

    • I’m not sure I get the allegory. Are the Republicans the ones who abandoned a leaky boat on the beach, or are they the drunks who steal a boat but can’t get it across the lake?

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