The Supernatural

TEA Party Republican Rep. Dan Kennedy, of Laurel, figured out he had no chance of being elected after participating in the  Infamous Session of Frivolous and Wacky Bills  decided to take some time to “focus on his furniture business.” Now, another wingnut has joined the fight between the mainstream conservative movement and its very non-mainstream fringe.

Meet Republican Sarah Laszloffy, an alum of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, where students of all ages come to learn how to live  “a supernatural lifestyle.” (And you thought Republicans opposed alternative lifestyles.  Not true!)

According to the school’s website, Candidate Laszloffy and her fellow students learn how to “live the Bible,” —including useful skills such as “how to cast out demons” and other practical solutions to life’s most pressing problems.

Bethel’s members also  purport to have the ability to heal people through prayer and bring the dead back to life.

However, these beliefs led to a very bad situation for one young man, who either fell or was pushed of a 200-foot cliff before two Bethel students, who were with him, tried to pray him back to life–for hours–instead of calling 911.  The victim filed a lawsuit against the students after he ended up a paraplegic.

It’s not clear why someone with supernatural powers would want to sit around passing changes to the Montana Code Annotated.  Nonetheless, the non-mainstream’s champion for this seat is well-connected.   Sarah Laszloffy is the daughter of noted birther Jeff Laszloffy who is a lobbyist for the religious right.

Laszloffy, age 20, is running against Debra Bonogofsky in the Republican primary for Laurel’s House District 57.


64 Comments on "The Supernatural"

  1. When they say “living the Bible” have you every noticed how some Christians just pick and choose which Bible verses are true and which can be ignored?

    For example, I wonder if these students practiced slavery, which was condoned in the bible, or incest, canibalism, or talking donkeys. In, in, and in.

  2. Michael Searalika | May 7, 2012 10:19 PM at 10:19 PM |

    You Mean we have our own “Christine O’Donnell” in Montana? when does the MTGOP, finally send someone in that isn’t a nut job?

    In my travels here, I get asked a lot of questions about my party affiliation. It seems everyone in the Suffolk area breathes a sigh of calm, when I tell them I’m a Democrat! They really don’t want a republican over here at all!

  3. Rino Bonogofsky? Oh, gosh, I hoped she’d be honest this time and run as a Democrat — or not run at all.
    So I guess the race will be over come June 6 — either we’ll have a caucus jumper like Switchenberg, or a peppy young evangelical.

    • Well, we know where you stand – you’re for the woman who believes people can bring the dead back to life. Thank goodness you can’t vote in this race. Good lord.

      • No one would ever suspect Dave Skinner of being part of the mainstream wing of the GOP.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 8, 2012 7:23 AM at 7:23 AM |

          Holy shit! Or more specifically, Holy ROLLER Shit! What nonsense! And THIS is a person skinner finds suited to make government policy in Montana?!! Figures.

          There is only ONE thing I destest more than organized religion, and that is DISorganized religion! And this “school” that Ms. Laffloopy attended is about as bizarro and disorganized as it gets!

          Sorry, but you DON’T get to make it up as you go! As much as I dislike the heirarchy of organized religion, it does provide at least a framework to keep the crazies somewhat grounded!

          But when one strikes off on one’s own in search of G-O-D, strange things can happen! And DO happen! Without paramaters, discipline, learning, and dogma, the REAL crazy holy shit takes place! ie., Sarah Palin and her prayer warriors!

          SO, my challenge to skinner is to READ the entire schpeel on this bizarro school, and then EXPLAIN in detail what you find admirable about it using their OWN words! It’s kooky shit! ie.

          “The academic instruction at BSSM is unique because it is taught by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers – not by professors or theologians.”

          Dave, would you mind explaining for us just WHAT the qualifications are needed to be a good “prophet”? Or maybe an “apostle”? Or “evanelists”?
          How DOES one get a good grade in Prophet 101? I’d like to see that test!

          Pubbies. JUST when you thought that the couldn’t get any DUMBER then dog shit, they do! What’s next? Will the Pubbies start doing SNAKE handling parties in the Rotunda? Demon castings befor each Dem testifies? Breaks for rolling around? And speaking in TONGUES sessions? I can’t wait! PurrrRAISE the Lord and pass the Holy Shit!

          • My, are my watermelon pals cranky today? Or just denser than usual — ‘cept you, Larry, you are always tangential.

            Yeah, Havster, thank goodness I’m not voting in this race — I have better choices available here in the fantabulous Flathead.

            By now you should have figured out I enjoy and exercise all clauses of the First Amendment just as much as the Second — or all the other civil-liberties guarantees we enjoy.

            Far as I’m concerned, Bonogofsky was justifiably denied her destiny the last couple of go-arounds. She’s Green as weed, a “progressive” like A.J.

            If the folks from Laurel want a peppy young evangelical over a RINO, that’s their choice. They’ll get the representation they want and deserve in Helena, won’t they?

            Never mind that IF Miss Laszloffy is as unrestrained in her beliefs as you allege, her selection in the primary should improve the chances of the Dem in the general, right? How about a little strategic thinking, kids? Um, you do have a candidate upon which to build a strategy, right?

            Sean Whiting, he doesn’t even have a web-site up? Is he still in Missoula at UM or what?

            • Dear Mr Skinner, Are you for multi-level marketing guru Dr. Rollin Roberts II (has he dropped the Dr for some reason??) or for RINO farm subsidy Welfare Queen Bruce Tetvedt?

              • I shouldn’t dignify your anonymous ask, but since I have such vast influence, perhaps a clarification is in order for my hordes of admirers who spy here:

                The simple fact is the Tutvedts have been one of the most consistently loyal Republican families in the Flathead for decades, supporting party operations regularly and generously for a long time. Not exactly RINOs, not exactly how I would vote all the time, either. But Bruce and I have known each other since the days of the dinosaurs and get along okay.

                Let me put it this way…I’ll be voting against Roberts. I mean, there’s something about the idea of blue-green algae I just can’t get comfy with, nor can I get happy about a guy who’s not only an MLM guru, but an executive protection guru, too. Supposedly…shades of Hardin Jail.

            • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 8, 2012 10:45 AM at 10:45 AM |

              Come on, Skiflute. For ONCE in your pathetic life, just answer a question! WHAT qualifies one to be a prophet? Sheesh. They’re your people, Skinflute. EMBRACE them!

  4. Mark Tokarski | May 8, 2012 6:53 AM at 6:53 AM |

    Question for the Cowgirl: Is your continuing focus on the negative aspects of the other side an admission that you got nuthin’ of your own? This is an interesting feature of Democratic electioneering – that you are herding the sheep into your pen by scaring them about the wolves. Why not spend more time talking about the luxuriant life in the pen?

    • Start you own political blog, Toke: i still need a good Colorado one in my blogroll.

    • If you want to bash Democrats, why not go lurk on the Republican blogs. That’s what they do there.

    • wait, is this just a troll or is this one of those so-called progressives who actually prefer to help Republicans by attacking democrats instead of helping them win or helping them change voter attitudes. or is this just a moron. i’m having a hard time telling the difference these days.

      • i’m the kind of progressive that wants to help defeat republicans AND build a more progressive voter base, for the record.

        • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 8, 2012 8:26 AM at 8:26 AM |

          No Paul S. is okay Brother Saturday! No worries he was after Mark!

          • Saturday, apologies for the confusion, I was talking about Mark. I agree that if we progressives want to win, we should be exposing the truth about Republicans, not eating our own! Thanks Norma for the assist.

    • Mark Tokarski | May 8, 2012 1:19 PM at 1:19 PM |

      All I am saying, folks, is that fear is not a good basis for voting. You call yourselves “progressives”, which bugs me, and I ask you who in your party that you support is not a progressive? Obama, Tester, and th tow leading candidates for House, Gillan and Smith, are not progressives. Why vote for them? They bring you the other party’s agenda with a D label?

      Progressives support progressives, and not Trojan Horse Democrats. While it is true that we never get everything we want in a candidate, the ones I have mentioned here do not give us anything we want. If they do not gain office, if a Republican wins instead, we are no worse off.

      So back off jacks. I am not anti-progressive, but I am anti-Trojan.

      • Tokarski, I respectfully point out that fear is actually a good basis for voting in some instances, and that ignorant fear is a poor basis for not voting as well.

        While it is true that we never get everything we want in a candidate, the ones I have mentioned here do not give us anything we want.

        What do you mean,”we”, White Man? I remember more than just myself pointing out to you that A) you are uninformed about the candidates you speak of, B) This post was about the state of Montana and it’s representation in the state legislature, which you can’t seem to wrap your head around, and C) You are not now, nor ever have been, the baseline of what is ‘progressive’ in the state of Montana.

        • Mark Tokarski | May 8, 2012 3:55 PM at 3:55 PM |

          Spoken like a true Reagan Democrat.

          • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 8, 2012 4:43 PM at 4:43 PM |

            Mark, What he is saying…. The Plain, non-beating-around the bushes conversation is your not a Montanan your from Colorado. You don’t live here, You do not speak like a Montana democrat, You definitely dont speakfrom any shade of Left, You speak only as a tool for the Right!

            My version of you is: You are a pompous lying Ass, who hasn’t won a debate here once. Your a man who openly writes about everything he hates in Montana, and most of the time, your #1 comment is loosely translated that you hate Montanans. The second is how you tell people your always right, the 3rd is how you continually sputter lies.

            • Mark is a republican troll trying to convince people not to follow politics or vote. He’s Scum

            • Mark Tokarski | May 9, 2012 5:23 AM at 5:23 AM |

              I was short of time. Fear-based reasoning makes you very easy to manipulate, and indeed most of what we call Democratic reasoning, as easily seen at this website, is manipulation. “Cowgirl” is always hitting you with the irrationality of the other party without addressing the weaknesses of Democratic candidates, who apparently have none unless they are burdened with Nader-like progressive symptoms.

              You know, Rod, I just realized this morning that in all the years I have unfortunately known you, I don’t recall you ever using or understanding a metaphor. You often respond to them (as with the hilarious Helen Keller exchange) as if they are intended as reality rather than symbolic comparison.

              This was a startling insight that explains quite a bit of Kaileyism – you are so easily fooled by politicians because you think in a narrow corridor. It never occurs to you that they might be using words and actions for effect rather than substance.

              This means you are dense as lead and easily led as well.

              • Actually, Tokarski, all it means is that your metaphors truly suck.

                Once again, you remain irony challenged. Metaphors are meant to be manipulatively instructive, and to that degree are not of much more value than propaganda. While chiding me for not grasping your poor metaphors, you tell me that I’m open to manipulation? Very poor choice of argument, Tokarski.

                And you still aren’t dealing with issues, idiot.

                • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 9, 2012 3:12 PM at 3:12 PM |

                  Shorter Mark: Issues? Issues? I don’t need no stinking issues! I don’t need no stinking truth!

                • I am perfectly capable of arguing issues, as you well know. But where on this blog are issues discussed? And don’t talk to me about weak or strong metaphors. I have often mentioned to you that reading your words is a tedious experience, and your inability to describe deeper concepts with lighter surface words is part of it. You cannot grasp a deeper concept because your mind is opaque, grasping for hard words, hammering away. Where other people use a few words with success, you use bushel assets of them without.

                  Philosophy indeed! You are not qualified for the field, as your conceptual language is a hammer in an area that requires a paint brush.

                  Oops! Metaphor. Lost you. It’s interesting that you keep mentioning “irony” without describing it. I suspect, once again, you are merely projecting.

                  • Zena at Anzo. Zena and Bakar. Tshinza at Court. The Court of Silence. Darmok of Kanza. Uzani, his army at Lashmere. Kalimash at Bahar.

                  • Share what you are using, you must.

                  • I am perfectly capable of arguing issues, as you well know.

                    Actually, Mark, I know no such thing. You are perfectly capable of bringing up talking points, and devolve almost immediately into your circular reasoning when challenged. You whine about what you think are the issues, wail about how no one else discuses them, but when challenged to actually discuss issues yourself? You respond with another silly Ad Hominem.

                    And don’t talk to me about weak or strong metaphors.

                    I don’t do your requests, Mark. We’ve had this conversation. I didn’t say your metaphors were weak. I said they were poor. When a metaphor violates the obvious truths of any analogy you attempt to draw? Yes, they pretty much suck. That might be your problem, Tokarski. You really ought to consider that.

                    Shorter Tokarski: ‘Blah blah, I really hate that Kailey guy!’ All Ad Hominem, all the time with you. No, Tokarski, dealing with your idiot ass does not require a paint brush. It requires Mjolnir to get through that thick Super Genius skull(anus) you use to protect yourself from reality. And sadly, even that won’t work.

                    (See, Tokarski? That’s a metaphor. Not the Thor’s hammer thingy, but rather head/mind/brain = ass. Larry is right about you. You really are the patron of the Head Up Your Ass Party. Here’s the irony, little camper. Telling me I am easily manipulated when you with your SUPER_DOOPER_GENIUS IQ fail miserably at the effort is pretty ironic, wouldn’t you agree?)

                    Here’s the meat with the ‘taters, little camper. (Whoops another metaphor.) This website and these people here are trying to deal with a bunch of assholes who think that this fine state doesn’t need good jobs save slinging lattes at the Yellowstone club, that health care should be provided by angels if one can’t pay through the nose for it, that our kids should not learn so goodly unlessen it’s at Jebus shcool, bison should be slaughtered, wolves should be eradicated, we are not beholden to the union of states, soschulism gonna take yer guns, teh Gey should be criminal though mermaid sex is the bestest sex and that our economy is shrinking because it’s growing. Those are called “issues”, HUAer. You won’t discuss them. You simply tut-tut that we aren’t concerned about you ‘basquing’ in the fire of your little Colorado life while telling us all what we are incapably of cognating given your vast tracks of brain cells. I wasn’t joking even a little, Mark. You want to discuss issues related to topic, then do so. Otherwise, Larry Kurtz is spot on target. (Another metaphor.)


            • You mean “you’re.”

          • Tokarski, you are such an idiot. Talk issues, asshole. Isn’t that what you constantly babble?

            • Mark Tokarski | May 9, 2012 5:24 AM at 5:24 AM |

              Reply directly above, asshole.

              • I stayed up late on the twitters watching earth haters in #coleg filibustering civil unions, not gay marriage, but contract law.

                Wow, and and I thought South Dakota was dysfunctional.

                • RT @Cunning Linguist ‏ @WTFcolo
                  .@COHouseGOP “@amaeryllis: Show me on the doll where other people’s happy civil unions touched you…” #coleg

                • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 9, 2012 11:07 AM at 11:07 AM |

                  Yep, you are no longer able to live together in any common marriage, in North Carlolina. I can hear companies beginning to pull the plugs and look for business elsewhere in the country!

  5. OMG and WTH?!?!

    WHERE do they come up with these nuts?!?!

    • This candidate is going to be right in their with Jeff Essmann, Cary Smith, Harris Himes, et al trying to shove culture war garbage down our throats instead of worrying about the economy. No, no, and heck no!

  6. jesus and hippocampal atrophy: Duke University study. RT @Jesus’ General.

  7. So, the soap opera known as the Montana Lege starts all over again. Let’s hope the voters can remember what a farce 2011’s session was.

  8. Dear Politicos, I think my cats have supernatural powers. Does this alone qualify them for the Republican ticket or do they have to hate gay people too. I’m pretty sure at least one cat likes everybody. Please advise.

  9. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 8, 2012 9:22 AM at 9:22 AM |

    Well YEah! What I’ve been saying for a long time, and from the mouth of one of the right’s nastiess bloggers!

    “When I discovered that this was one of the people they were making alliances with, I said I can’t. This is not for me. I started to criticize people like Pamela Geller. Geller in response started to lash out at me with incredible viciousness, which is kind of her standard mode of operation, and it went from there. Basically the more I looked into and really started to investigate the connections that were forming between these people and the American anti-Jihad blogging scene, the more I realized there’s something really wrong here. We’re talking about people who are fascists, who not only have neo-Nazi connections but also have connections to real, oldtime Nazis, the real Nazis from the Third Reich.”

      • Back before Beck, Breitbart and others took Hate mainstream, the Wahhrgahhrblers were actually a lot of fun to read. IMAO, The Anti-Idiotarian Chihuahua, The Captains Hindquarters, Atlas Juggs and Little Green Nutballs were all on my daily reads. So was Balloon Juice, and it was pretty amazing to watch John Cole have his epiphany (Hey, these folk are kinda crazy!) I was more than a little shocked when Chuck Johnson came around. And the funniest part of it was that all he did was ask for a little moderation in keeping with the principles they all supposedly shared. Extremists don’t like dissent from what they thought ‘it was really all about’. The long knives came out almost immediately. If any y’all are interested in blog history and blog dynamics, I suggest spending some time with Google, and researching the transformations of both Balloon Juice and Little Green Footballs.

  10. Richard Miller | May 8, 2012 2:30 PM at 2:30 PM |

    C’mon people, she is so cute! Kinda like your stomach contents in the bottom of the toilet.

  11. What kind of dad puts his daughter in with the gross old man leches at the legislature.

  12. Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 8, 2012 5:25 PM at 5:25 PM |

    Yea I watched David Frum, Charles Johnson, and Andrew Sullivan all become very aware in the last year, that the GOP natives they were dancing with had became cannibals. It horrified them.

    Your right Rob, it was fun watching them change. And really the most telling reason to me was they had compassion for other people, you could see it in their writing. More intelligence.

    That became their undoing in red land, because the reddest of the red had already cut out their heart and will, and offered it with their souls, to the corporate Gods.

    But these guys all wrote for Bush to the very end… I am not willing yet to trust them…. my buddy Joshua Holland doesn’t yet either. But I respect the hell out of Joshua’s take on all of this, giving the last of the republican moderates a chance to speak. I believe he had/then wrote this conversation with Charles, to give others like them on the right time to flee…. but we both believe this is gonna get crazier!

    The one thing I really like about Joshua Holland is, he is realistically explaining to our side that there is a real fight brewing, It is one of the reasons I like Larry and you too. This isn’t over if Obama wins, it is going to get far worse… we will see the Republican party implode in much the same way as the Whigs! They had no direction on the issues of the day and split up as a party then, I think we are seeing the very thing now!

  13. Whether it’s “supernatural” or just bad luck but Obama may be wearing grooves in his worry stone:

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote and President Obama attracting 44% support. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided…

    The uptick for Romney comes as investor confidence has fallen six points in the wake of last week’s disappointing jobs report. Looking ahead five years, just 44% of Americans believe the nation’s economy will be stronger than it is today. That’s the lowest level of long-term optimism ever measured.

    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 8, 2012 6:09 PM at 6:09 PM |

      Just keep throwing out those GOP slanted Polls….. and maybe you’ll believe them soon Craig, we Democrats know better!

      We just had this argument before. Rassmussen isn’t a real poll, its a survey! Rassmussen himself has said this before. They dont follow scientific sampling measures they do their polls in four hours BLah,BLah,BLah,BLah,BLah thats all we hear from you!

      Last week’s disappointing jobs report?

      Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 115,000 in April. This increase
      followed a gain of 154,000 in March and gains averaging 252,000 per month
      for December to February. In April, employment rose in professional and
      business services, retail trade, and health care. Transportation and
      warehousing lost jobs over the month.

      Employment in professional and business services increased by 62,000 in
      April. Since a recent low point in September 2009, employment in this
      industry has grown by 1.5 million. In April, employment in temporary help
      services edged up by 21,000. Employment grew in architectural and
      engineering services (+7,000) and in computer systems design and related
      services (+7,000).

      Retail trade employment rose by 29,000 over the month. General merchandise
      stores added 21,000 jobs in April but has shown no definitive trend in recent
      months. Employment in building material and garden supply stores continued to
      trend up; the industry has added 19,000 jobs since December.

      Health care continued to add jobs (+19,000) in April. Within the industry,
      employment in ambulatory health care services, which includes home health care
      and offices of physicians, rose by 15,000.

      Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking
      places continued to trend up (+20,000) in April. Since February 2010, food
      services and drinking places has added 576,000 jobs.

      Manufacturing employment continued to trend up (+16,000) in April, with
      job growth in fabricated metal products (+6,000) and machinery (+5,000).
      Since its most recent employment low in January 2010, manufacturing has
      added 489,000 jobs, largely in durable goods manufacturing.

      Transportation and warehousing lost 17,000 jobs in April, with employment
      declines in transit and ground passenger transportation (-11,000) and in
      couriers and messengers (-7,000).

      Employment in other major industries, including mining and logging, construction,
      wholesale trade, information, financial activities, and government changed
      little in April.

      The Bottom line is more Jobs, another winning month for Obama’s economic plan, and republicans have to again lie lie Lie!

  14. Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 8, 2012 6:33 PM at 6:33 PM |

    If you think the Tea party might be getting saner? Think again they just outed Richard Luger in Indiana for a RWnutjob.

    Moderate Republicans are done folks. You don’t get fired up enough to vote the GOP out of our state…. you have no one to blame but yourself!

  15. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 8, 2012 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM |

    MORE HOLY SHIT! And the guv makes Salon! The Mormon cat is outta the bag! And well it should be! They some crazy sumbeeches!

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

      Bottom line? Don’t surrender reason withOUT a good reason! And the followers of religeeon have absoLUTELY surrendered all reason for horseshit! (faith)

      Look, folks, there is NO reason for the ten commandments if you are a decent person to BEGIN with! Think about it for a moment. If you’re the type of shitball that NEEDS a bearded old fart like Moses to tell you that it AIN’T OK to boink your neighbor’s wife, and steal his possessions, and then murder the dude, you are alREADY a shitbag! What? You can’t figure out that you shoul take care of good ol’ mom and pop?? It AIN’T frickin’ rocket science! It’s called being a decent human being!

      Look, Thoreau said, “Be first a good animal”. And he was right. Be a good animal. But I would add also be first a good human being! You can’t go wrong by doing so!

      But for GOD’S sake do NOT surrender your reason to every bullshit idea that comes along! For THAT’S when you end up with the nonsense like the horseshit spouted by Laffloopy and her crew! They are friggin’ DANGEROUS because they operate without reason! And that’s how folks commit terrible atrocities! By faith! See the Inquisition!

      Hence, these religeeous wackjobs must be some REAL a**holes if they need all kinds of weirdos preaching at them to be decent human beings! Guess that’s why they all get caught doin’ perverted stuff in the end!

  16. She is a completely wacko ‘republican’ nut job allowed to run by the Repblicans in this state by allowing their partay to be run over by tea partiers. These peeps have made a national laughing stock of those sitting on left side of the legislative aisles in our state. It’s so sad that instead of getting to work every two years by putting intelligent bills forward, they are pictured across the country with tinfoil crowns. WTF?

  17. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 9, 2012 7:03 AM at 7:03 AM |

    Jesus loves me this I know
    That darn darky’s gotta go!
    Save our country with ammo
    ‘Cause Jesus tol’ me must be so!


    THIS is what happens when you can’t win at the ballot box, and you’re dumb as a box of rocks, you threaten with the cartridge box! Too funny. These folks are even dumber than SKINFLUTE! They’re your people, Craig, Skinner, et al. EMBRACE them! The modern GOP! And who says they ain’t fascists?

    I’m just SOOOO worried! A bunch fatassed Birther Bobs gonna start a revolution! Now THAT’S funny!

  18. Looks like she has removed it from her Facebook page… good thing you got a screen shot.

  19. Why is it that republicans don’t understand that what they post on the Internet is public. I guess they don’t teach that in home school.

  20. Is it the water in Laurel or what? She’s in, yes, our legislature friends, so hang onto your seats.

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