The Crackpot Pledge

The Flathead Memo is reporting on a crackpot TEA Party end-of-the world pledge that has actually been signed by four candidates running for statewide office of the Republican ticket.

Signers include Derek Skees, Republican for State Auditor who proudly wore a Confederate flag emblazoned on his jacket during the Whitefish Memorial Day parade. Skees is running against the current office holder Monica Lindeen (D), who is seeking a second term. Drew Turiano, Republican for Secretary of State also signed. Turiano is the guy who sent out a mailer advocating that the U.S. turn away all immigrants, whether they had legal documents or no. Turiano is running against current Secretary of State Linda McCulloch (D).

The crackpots apparently even got a Republican Gubernatorial candidate and his running mate in the Montana legislature  to sign.

Among other things, the Republicans pledged to “defend state sovereignty” and to  “oppose, or modify to eliminate, or negate, every Federal law, regulation, or bureaucracy.”  Presumably this means every Federal law that, as hopeful state elected officials, they oppose and claim was wrongfully enacted. Probably the Civil Rights Act is on the list.

Anyway, James Conner at the Flathead Memo has the full story and explains what’s in the pledge.  It’s today’s must read political blog post.


13 Comments on "The Crackpot Pledge"

  1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 9, 2012 8:01 AM at 8:01 AM |

    Montana is open for business, the WACKO bidness! bwhahahahahahaa! It’s full on crazy now! We the new white homeland of the Free State Project of Montanny!

    Send us your inbreds, Jesus Jumpers, Bible thumpers, Holy Rollers, Bible beaters, your loonies, your reetarts, and your racists, YEARNING to be free of any intellect at all! Montana is the place for you!

    Under the leadership and command of Gen. Robert E. Skees, who’s sometimes called Old Stonehead, and his second in command, Major General Baldy, who heads his OWN private CIA, Montana will move forward, progress, throw OFF the shackles of tyranny, and become the prophecied great white homeland we were destined to become as ordained by G-O-D and CEEMent JAYsus!


    What a bunch-o DIPSHITS! But here’s what it’s really all about. Corporate fascism and a land grab. But the ONLY wee little problem with that is that you CAN’T go around grabbing land that DON’T belong to you! Maybe Major Gen. Baldy, also known as Generalissimo Chromedomonlini, the dicktater, will use his OWN private CIA to wipe out anyone who dissents! bwahahahaha! And remeber, Generalissimo Chromedomolini has alREADY declared WAR on the over TWO HUNDERD enviro groups in Montana! TWO HUNDRED I tell ya!

    “The Federal government has overreached by establishing unlawful arbitrary laws and regulations over Montanaʼs wildlife, lands, waterways, natural resources, and on the stateʼs businesses;”

    THIS is your new Pubbie Party in Montana! And folks, THAT’S what I mean by dumb as dog shit!

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 9, 2012 8:08 AM at 8:08 AM |

      Welcome to New Kockhistan!

    • Ingemar Johansson | May 9, 2012 9:01 AM at 9:01 AM |

      Scary, wouldn’t you say the TP’s did pretty well yesterday?

      Along with this guy?

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | May 9, 2012 9:27 AM at 9:27 AM |

        What can I say. A whole lotta retards and racists out there, Ingy! But too little too late, dude! Racism has had its day, and it’s over and done! Now there’s just a few old, cranky, white racist nutjobs left! When they die off, it’s game over! And a new American century will begin!

        The color blind America that MLK dreamed of is already here for eveyone EXCEPT the few retarded holdouts! And that’s a good thing, a very good thing!

        I’m gonna tell you a true story. Twenty some years ago, I went to teach in a very tiny Montana Hiline town. This town is about as redneck wacko as it gets. The classes were very small, sometimes having only one to three students in each class. So small that the school no longer exists! Hence, I thought that the kids in this school would be as wacko as their parents.

        But that was NOT the case! And I was shocked! For you see, the GIRLS in this tiny school were absolutely FASCINATED by black guys! It was kinda their GOAL in life to meet and date a black guy! Even in that remote outpost in Montana, popular culture had broken down ALL racial stereotypes, barriers and taboos!

        Needless to say, I was pleasantly shocked and suprised! For even in the fartest outreaches of this country, the children realized that racism is sick, perverted, and stoopid! And THAT is the reality that YOU must deal with, Ingy.

        When the old racist farts my age and older die off, it’s game over for good! What we’re seeing now is the last gasp of racist morons like Gen. Robert E. Skees farting up the airwaves. But it’s useless. Say goodbye to the racist past! And I say that’s a good thing! We done REACHED the mountaintop!

        p.s. Another story. Come to GF some time and watch our young black and white airmen interact, and you will find that these guys see NO color at all! They are all friends and coworkers! Incredible success story, doncha think?

        It’s over. And now, gentlemen, let the whining begin! Hope this helps.

        • Ingemar Johansson | May 9, 2012 1:43 PM at 1:43 PM |

          Cute story-too bad you couldn’t have taken all those hi-line girls on a overnight field trip to the GF AFB.

      • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | May 9, 2012 11:04 AM at 11:04 AM |

        No Ingy they didn’t. We well easily beat the GOP Nov 6, because Indiana ousted Lugar, they will go to the bottom of the heap for requests with a new senator! They lost a sane legend, to a guy who ran three times and couldnt get close to winning before.! The moderate Indianan GOP are already horrified. The Democrats have a good chance the best they could have hoped for since the late 1960’s

        The anti-Lugar charge was led by Outside Corporate organizations like the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, which routinely pick inexpensive states and vulnerable Republican incumbents, attacking them for bipartison votes. You sold yourselves to corporate rule and facisism.

        Youve lost the Monorities, the women and the youth vote in this country. by fall you will be fighting for your parties soul, and you will lose.

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  3. Skees has zero chance of beating Monica Lindeen in the election. Hopefully, he will fade into obscurity once again.

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