Daines Playing Childish Games, Hoping Nobody Notices

When the federal government was shuttered two months ago, a few states pooled together some dough to help their national parks stay open.  They paid money to the US Department of the Interior, for daily operations of these parks.

Now Congress is debating whether to pay those states back. There is a bill moving forward that would reimburse them.

And Steve Daines is supporting it, as reported this week in the Great Falls Tribune.

Understand the irony of this: he voted to shut down the government so as to (supposedly) save taxpayers some money, but he is now admitting that it was okay to simply take a loan out while the government was shut down, and pay it back once the government reopened.

It’s the classic case of somebody trying to be a Tea Partier, and then sheepishly attempting to crawl away from the Tea Party when nobody is looking.

Montana, by the way, correctly refused to spend money out of state coffers to keep Glacier and Yellowstone open.   We had now way of knowing whether we’d ever see the money again, and Governor Bullock told Steve Daines and his gang of shutdown artists, very directly, that he was not going to ding state taxpayers for a mess that was of Daines’s own making.

This is the second time Daines has tried to have his cake and eat it.  Recall that after voting to close down the government as a way to prevent Obamacare from going into law, Daines then voted, several weeks later when the state of Montana had lost jobs and economic growth, to reopen it.  And he bragged about how he had “done the right thing.”

Steve Daines is a first rate jackass, and both John Bohlinger and John Walsh should not hesitate to inform the taxpayers about his reckless behavior and his shameful attempts to cover his tracks.

 

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

86 thoughts on “Daines Playing Childish Games, Hoping Nobody Notices

  1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    Jackass and his teatards complain about the “takers”, when they represent the fakers! The fakers are the one percenters who create NO wealth nor jobs, but simply continue to steal from everyone else! THESE are dipshit daines’s patrons! Ya gotta wonder when the masses are gonna wise UP to all this nonsense.

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/09-2

  2. Richard Miller

    Seems the silver spoon is beginning to tarnish Mr. Daines. Maybe we will now realize that it is only cheap silver plating that we got in a representative. What an ass.

    1. Craig Moore

      Larry, read this from the World Socialist Web Site. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/05/obam-d05.html

      Since taking office, Obama has focused his efforts on preserving and increasing the wealth of the corporate-financial elite at the expense of the vast majority of the population. Over this period, median household income has dropped 4.2 percent, while America’s billionaires have doubled their wealth.

      Obama has worked to pump trillions of dollars into the financial system by expanding the bank bailout and supporting the Federal Reserve’s near-zero percent interest rate policy and money-printing operation, all of which have combined to drive the stock market to record heights in the midst of an ongoing slump in the real economy.

      In 2009, he intervened to scuttle legislation to block $165 million in executive bonuses at the insurance giant AIG and limit the compensation of executives at bailed-out banks and corporations.

      The White House’s 2009 restructuring of the auto industry made the imposition of sweeping wage and benefit cuts a precondition for the provision of federal funds to bail out General Motors and Chrysler, setting the stage for wage-cutting throughout the economy.

      The administration rejected federal assistance to states and municipalities facing budget crises, leading to the elimination of over 600,000 state and local government jobs since Obama took office. The White House helped organize and intervened in court to defend the bankruptcy of Detroit, setting a precedent for the destruction of the pensions of millions of public employees across the country.

      The Affordable Care Act, which Obama cited in his speech as a democratic and egalitarian measure, has already been exposed as a scheme to cut medical care and increase out-of-pocket costs for working people.

      Obama spoke the same day that Harvard University’s Institute of Politics published a poll showing that the majority of 18-to-29-year-olds disapprove of the Affordable Care act, and that less than a third of young people who are uninsured are likely to sign up for coverage under Obamacare.

      Perhaps Obama and his handlers, living in the bubble of an artificially created “public opinion,” really believe that occasional flights of populist rhetoric will reverse the mounting anger and disgust of millions of Americans who realize they have been systematically lied to. But they are wrong. Obama’s performance on Wednesday, absurdly at odds with his policies, was not only unconvincing, it will reinforce the opinion that he is a liar and a fraud.

          1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

            Per HAPS you Pubes should’a come up with a better plan! For after all, craig, we ALL know where max fawkus GOT this cluster flock care idea! But in any event, for some, it’s STILL probably better than ReePube plan B, get sick and die! And for most of us, that is still our ONLY plan! I’m good with that, as long as every asshole in Congress has the same plan! If they had ANY nuts, they would prohibit EVERY doctor in the country from treating them until EVERY person in this country has health care! There’s my platform, and I will run when called!

            Hell, your average wage slave can’t even afford DENTAL work! Been to the dentist lately? Them lucky folks in Ca. simply cross the border to get primo dental care at a discount price in old Mejico! I say we IMPORT wetback dentists to EVERY state in the country! Forget the dudes pickin’ the strawberries. I want Dr. Mojado doin’ my DENTAL work! Hell, I’ll mow HIS lawn for’im too! Why not?! Still beats the shit outta any Pube plan! Which doesn’t exist! How ’bout a quality of life metric, NOT for the kockhs, but for WORKERS?!

            Time to TAKE our money BACK from the Big Kockhs! For the TRVTH be told, ANY billionaire got their through criminal activity! And your average workin’ man ain’t wired the way!

            1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

              No christofascist home school is complete without this! I heard that Gen. Robert E. Skees ordered two! The new state of CRAP can mandate this as required reading…….and coloring! Along with My Pet Goat. For you see, in CRAP, everyone’s favorite philosopher will be Jesus too! Just like bush!

              http://www.commondreams.org/further/2013/12/09-1

              Can a sara palin coloring book be far behind????

          2. Craig Moore

            And consistent with the article from the World Socialist Web Site there is this from HuffPo. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/tpp-trade-agreement_n_4409211.html?ncid=webmail3

            Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

            WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to have almost no international support for controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation, according to two internal memos obtained by The Huffington Post…

            One of the most controversial provisions in the talks includes new corporate empowerment language insisted upon by the U.S. government, which would allow foreign companies to challenge laws or regulations in a privately run international court. Under World Trade Organization treaties, this political power to contest government law is reserved for sovereign nations. The U.S. has endorsed some corporate political powers in prior trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, but the scope of what laws can be challenged appears to be much broader in TPP negotiations.

            “The United States, as in previous rounds, has shown no flexibility on its proposal, being one of the most significant barriers to closing the chapter, since under the concept of Investment Agreement nearly all significant contracts that can be made between a state and a foreign investor are included,” the memo reads. “Only the U.S. and Japan support the proposal…”

            Also according to the December memo, the U.S. has reintroduced a proposal that would hamper government health services from negotiating lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. The proposal appears to have been universally rejected earlier in the talks, according to the memo.

  3. Matthew Koehler

    The sub-context of all of this can be found in the growing attempts of the Tea Party and more right-wing members of the GOP to resurrect the Sage Brush Rebellion by, among other things, having states simply take over the management of federal public lands across the west to benefit the logging, mining, grazing, fracking and coal industries.

    Here are a couple of examples from just the past few days:

    Oped on “transfer of federal lands to the states.”
    http://www.dailyinterlake.com/opinion/letters/article_aeb15032-5f0b-11e3-aee9-0019bb2963f4.html

    Power Grab: Bitterroot considers case for state ownership of public lands
    http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/power-grab/Content?oid=1911851

    Gov Bullock was right to not take the bait, and thereby give credibility to this effort, when he refused to use state money to bail out Shutdown Steve and the rest of the GOP.

    Of course, the irony here is that while the Tea Party/GOP attempts to recreate the Sage Brush Rebellion march forward, the Tester mandated logging bill collaborators at the Montana Wilderness Association are using the nearly 1/2 million dollars they got to be an “independent contractor” of the Pew Foundation to paint Rep Daines out to be some great bi-partisian that has a real environmental and conservation streak. Yep, when you got the tiger by the tail and cant. let. go…this sort of stuff happens.

  4. Surelyyoujest11

    Based upon his short time as a Congressman, Steve Daines has done NOTHING to make me believe he is ready to be a Senator and quite a few things to make me question his abilities in his current position. I regret my earlier support for him.

    1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      I think he responded to one of those popups I always get, the one that says you can enlarge your Kockh! For he certainly has done’er! He’s hitched his wagon to their pony! And that’s the kinda guy he is!

  5. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    It’s a merry Kockh Chistmas, it’s the best time of the year,
    daines and all his dipshit pals give the Kochs a lot of cheer!

    THIS is why we can’t have nice things, like a decent wage and health care for all. We must give it all to the Big Kockhs! GOD SAVE THE BIG KOCKHS! These two asshole brothers are a plague upon us all! THIS what we get for letting their daddy whack Kennedy and get away with it! They are a plague upon our house!……and the world! The only good thing is that the kockh is outta the bag now! Evil has a face and a name. And I think that helps.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elliott-negin/the-koch-brothers-are-sti_b_4396033.html

  6. Dave Skinner

    Inform they might, Cowgirl, but the fact remains that Obamacare’s failings are piling up. The shutdown is pretty much forgotten — the Democrats are looking at their own self-demolition.

    1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahayha!

      I’m sorry. I shouldn’t laff. Pathetic, dude. You STILL hold out hope that some day the Big Kockhs might take notice of you! HEY, keep them lips in ready reserve!

      Sorry, you wouldn’t know what that is!

  7. Sam the Sham

    Please make up your mind, did he vote to shut down the government to save taxpayer money or to stop obamacare. I recommend getting your story straight before posting. We need another government shutdown and I truly hope the GOP holds their ground on the next deficit limit increase and says “NO MORE” without some kind of deficit reduction plan.

    1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      Um, Sam, HOW much of that hated gummint money you suckin’ offn’ Unca Sugartit? You see, Sammy, you have VERY little credibility, dude. In fact none! Until you come clean. Now, you’re just an Aholenonymous Teatard! And that don’t account for much! Can you come clean, Sammy? I don’t think so. What are you? Retired military? Retired post office? Retired state worker? You see, Sammy, if I may be so bold, you’ve got gummintTIT SUCKER writ large all over you! So, prove me wrong, little fella. Show us that you’re an island, a self-made reetard, a worthy TEAtard!

      I’m bettin’ that you can’t do it! Put your NAME up there, sham, so that we can see that you ain’t the big bullshitter you appear to be! With a name, SOME one will identify you by your lip prints on Unca Sugartit!

      I’ll wait.

      1. Sam the Sham

        Well, I thought about it for a couple days, I wasn’t going to respond because I really don’t give a shit if you think I’ve got cred or not. However, in the spirit of the holidays I will honor you with a response. I am a born and raised Montanan, spent four years in the Navy after high school touring the western pacific, indian ocean, and the gulf on two separate west pac tours. After being honorably discharged I went back to school and got a degree in business management. After graduating from college I held a few jobs but have worked for the same company for 15 years, I have managed the Great Falls location for 10 years averaging sales from $5 million a few years ago down to a little under $4 million the last couple years thanks to the economy with anywhere from 5-9 employees. Prior to moving to Great Falls I was an elected city councilman in Columbia Falls and have followed politics ever since. As for party affiliation, I consider myself an independent because I think the republicans and democrats are both screwed up and lost. I do lean to the right and agree with a lot of what the tea party stands for. Not retired from anything, still working away, putting in my 60 hours and paying my taxes. Just for you Larry….that’s who I am.

  8. Sam the Sham

    If those states decided to pay to keep their parks open, that’s on them. The government shouldn’t pay back any states that made that choice. But hey, what does it matter, we can just borrow more money to pay for that too.

      1. Sam the Sham

        Oh poor Lynn, straight from the administration playbook. It’s ok to think for yourself. The debt ceiling has just become a check book that runs out of checks, it’s ok, we’ll just get another check book. At some point we have to stop getting a new check book because we do not have the money. Unless our elected officials, both republicans and democrats, understand they will not get another check book, they will never change their spending habits. Also a major reason why the shutdowns never save any money is because we pay back everybody the spending that would have happened during the shutdown. The spending MUST stop.

        1. Moorcat

          Sam, does it hurt to be that stupid? Inquiring minds really want to know. Anyone that passed high school economics knows that what you posted was complete and utter crap. About the only thing you even came close to being right about is that spending at the rate we have been doing for the last 10 years is unsustainable. The rest.. not so much.

          1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

            Methinks that sam may be referring to the retro ACTIVE tax breaks that sen. cornhole burns sponsored after W.R. Grace paid fines for MURDERING people in Libby! Yes, that’s right. In order to make things right for the fascists, good ol’ sen. cornhole gave them RETRO ACTIVE tax breaks to cover their losses for murdering people! Seems fair to me!

          2. Sam the Sham

            So moorcat…does the mere fact that you call me stupid make you feel better about yourself. If it does, feel free to call me as many names as you with, I’m here for you. Please since I’m so stupid do tell me what I said was crap..please so I can be a just a bit less stupid.

            1. Sam the Sham

              Who said anything about tax cuts and what I pay in taxes. There is way too much government spending and waste and if we keep giving our elected officials a new checkbook nothing will change. I’d prefer we force them to curb spending rather than pay more in taxes.

            2. Moorcat

              Like you claim to be (but obviously aren’t), I am an independent. Instead of quoting Republicant memes (like “straight from the administration playbook”), do yourself a favor and actually buy a clue about what you are talking about. The debt ceiling has nothing to do with a “blank checkbook” and if you weren’t stupid, you would know that. Now I accept the remote possibility that you are not stupid. In that event, it would mean that you are knowingly attempting to mislead people by your statements and that would make you something far worse than ignorant….

              Yes, we need to make some real changes in how our country handles it’s finances, but going default on our debt is NOT the way to do it. The debt ceiling is a antiquated idea that should have been repealed a long time ago. It does not work the way it was intended to work and it gives fanatical assholes like you a reason to fling poo like a monkey in a cage.

              1. Sam the Sham

                Who died and made you the political party designator??? Please do tell me which party affiliation I am assigned to so I can make the necessary corrections in my life. I never said the debt ceiling debate was a blank checkbook, so not sure where you got that from. The debt ceiling is a borrowing limit that the federal government is required to stay below. The idea behind having a borrowing limit is to keep our spending in check. Our elected officials are not concerned with this silly ceiling because all they do when the reach it is raise it, basically getting a new checkbook to continue writing checks. Not much of a deterrent to stop spending. I believe that if it was made clear that the debt ceiling will not be raised again, just maybe…I know it’s a big maybe….our elected officials would get their out of control spending under control. Something has to change, continuing status quo will not fix anything. So go ahead call me stupid again if it makes you feel better.

                1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

                  Sam, we ALL know that the military industrial complex is DESTROYING this country. Now, what are your views on curbing THIS obscene waste of money?

                  Two things, Sam, two things ALONE would fix all our economic woes. One, raise taxes on the super rich, and two, cut the damned defense budget in half!

                  What say you, Sam? Me, personally, I would rather have good schools, improved infrastructure, health care for all, research into alternative energy, etc., than any more bombs and aircraft carriers! The insanity must stop, Sam. It must stop if we are to have any chance at all.

                  1. Sam the Sham

                    Without a doubt there are areas we can cut in the defense budget. That would be a good place to start. I don’t like the idea of taxing people just because they are rich, however, I’m all for eliminating deductions so the rich can’t write off their tax bill with funky accounting.

                    1. Rob Kailey

                      Sam, first off, no one is proposing taxing rich people just because they are rich. That’s the same as saying that we are taxing the middle class just because they are the middle class. What many propose, and I agree with, is taxing the rich based on their income at a substantially higher rate than we tax the middle class. You simply cannot deny that those who have incomes or 1 million/year taxed at 40% have more benefit from public structure and have more money left than those with incomes of 60 thousand/year taxed at 28%. Much of the problem with eliminating deductions is that they are regressive, like the mortgage and business interest deductions. Reducing or eliminating those will have a much more negative impact on the middle and working classes than on the higher income folks.

                2. Jan Thomas

                  Is this Austin James again, Austin, you need to get a job buddy. You can’t live off your parents forever.

                  1. Sam the Sham

                    Rob you need to listen to yourself, taxing the rich just because they are rich is exactly what you are saying, just not using those words. You state it’s ok to tax wealthy people at a higher rate because they have more money to tax. There can be things done on eliminating deductions. The wealthy and corporations have great accountants that find ways to deduct millions of dollars in ways the other classes can’t. Reducing the amount and number of deductions they can take would increase the amount of taxes they pay. You can’t tell me Rob that there are things that millionaires get to right off that I will never get to.

                  2. Sam the Sham

                    Jan, not sure if you are referring to me or not, but, I don’t know who Austin is and I can assure you I am not him.

        2. Norma Duffy

          Sam, I hate to break the news to you….. but you were payong more Taxes under bush than Obama federally.

          It is the republicans, that want you to shoulder corporate tax breaks, not the Majority of Democrats running or already in office.

          And this state is a taker state. we get more back, in federal funding then we send to DC. So your question needs to be rephrased, without all the Hype of a fox News station, or the lies of the extreme right.

          http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_reckoning/2012/10/25/blue_state_red_face_guess_who_benefits_more_from_your_taxes.html

          http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/americas-fiscal-union

  9. Aware and Not stupid

    Larry! Why don’t you shut your big mouth! You completely dominate this blog with your mindless, filthy, uneducated opinions that 95% of the time have no basis in fact, just your loud mouth Running faster than your pea brain can work. So you’re a bullet proof democrat with a bunch of left wing opinions, isn’t that special! Do us all a favor Larry, ask Santa to bring you a muzzle for Christmas, you’re a BORE with an attitude, there are hookers out there who don’t spew the vial garbage that comes out of your mouth, I can’t figure out who’s got the least amount of good sense, you or Cowpie for allowing you to be such an opinionated, overbearing hawg with nothing constructive to add to the conversations, you really ARE Ravendal’s long lost cousin, neither one of you have two brain cells that could mate. Larry the Lunitic on the left and radical right wing nut Ravendal’s on the right, the two of you need to find an island somewhere and get on it and entertain yourselves and let the people who have something constructive to add to the conversation put some value back to this blog. Come on Cowpie, man up and send loud mouth Larry packin’ will ya’?

    1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      I must take a wee bit of exception to your argument, Stupid. First of all, I’m educated. Numerous degrees and languages. Second, ALL my opinions are based in fact, for I back them up with links, etc. Third, I think that I do add to the conversation by bringing a perspective that the newspapers won’t touch, for they are too corporate controlled. I am controlled by NO one except myself, and hence, I can write the unvarnished TRVTH without fear of the Kockh collar. So, I would suggest that if you don’t like what I write, just skip over it.

      But IF you want a glimpse of the TRVTH, put on your sunglasses and take a peek! You see, Stupid, I don’t get mad at you or hate you for what you write. I respect your opinion, even though I find it to be quite uninformed. You are always quite civil and don’t make threats of physical harm against a black president. But SOME on your side do! And they need to be called out for it.

      I will continue to point out the hypocrisy and lying that comes from the Teat Party. We’re all in this together, and I simply represent a growing number of people who are beginning to figure things out. I’m sixty-two years old, and it’s damn HARD to bullshit someone with my experience. I want MY country back, when guys like the Kockh brothers were looked upon as the assholes they are! In fact, when the entire country consisted of mainly working men, it WAS a great country! But that was before daddy Kockh and his henchmen whacked the Kennedys! THAT is when it all started! Once they unleashed the Dulles brothers and the CIA, the corpors declared war on this country! And it has been all downhill since then! I mean, good LORD! Who ever thought that the John Birch Society would become a legitimate political organization???? Answer me that if you can!

        1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

          Dem equivalent please! You see, ONLY the ReePubes have gone nuts with the election of the black president! Their vestigial racism has manifested itself in unbelievable hatred toward our president! And this is not good. For it’s NOT one nation under god, but one nations under DIVERSITY! Yes, we are a people of many colors, many faiths, and many beliefs! And THAT is the way it should be! And the ignernt, inbred, racist assholes from down south can’t STAND that! Their day is done, but they can’t figure that out! Hence, we’re treated to assholes like this moron from Texas. Don’t get me wrong. I actually like the state of Texas, but they produce some real winners!…….and losers.

          http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/steve-stockman-nuttiest-freshman-congress-again

      1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

        Um, no, Sam, that was a PUBE plan, remember? One adopted by idiot DINO Max Fawkus. And now you guys can’t stand it! Well, maybe you’all shouldn’t have come UP with it in the first place. It’s a ReePube plan all the way. It was developed by Mittens the Mormon and the insurance industry! True story. Check it out.

        1. Sam the Sham

          If it’s a republican plan as you say….then why are the republicans fighting so hard to get rid of it and the democrats trying so hard to keep it. Why was it quickly passed in the last hours by the democrats on a borderline illegal procedural vote before Scott Brown was elected to the Senate.

          1. Surelyyoujest11

            The Republicans are fighting to get rid of it for a few reasons. 1) Because this rendition of it came from Obama. 2) They don’t want to be constantly reminded that it is basically the Romney state plan. 3) It’s a wedge issue 4) It’s what politicians do when the other side comes up with anything.5) The tea party sect demands that no compromises be made and for whatever reason, they still hold considerable sway within the party.

  10. Aware and Not stupid

    Larry, you brag about how ‘educated’ and worldly you are, yet you continue to use filth and vulgarity to make a point. You throw the F-bomb around like it’s a part of your daily vocabulary. Is that what you were taught in the schools of higher education that you paid good money to attend? If so, they did you no favors. I wonder what this kind of trash mouth did for your professional endeavors. I’m not part of the Teabirchers movement or the radical environmental left, somewhere there has to be some middle ground where folks can agree to disagree civilly without cutting the other guy down with such vile language. I’ve heard it said that what comes out of a man’s mouth is what’s in his heart so I guess you’re really to be more pitied than censored. You must be a terribly unhappy individual to have to stoop so low that you think, write and speak the way you do, it certainly doesn’t add anything to the content of your material, so, going into the New Year, please try to clean up your mouth or find somewhere else to dump your garbage and let the others who post here not have to deal with your childish, immature behavior. Time to go back to one of your high powered schools you’re so proud of for a refresher course in common courtesy!

    1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      Aware, I write in the colloquial, the way that ordinary people speak. I am not writing a scholarly discourse by any means. I’m simply writing that way for effect, to cause people to think. That’s all. Blame my upbringing. I’m a rude, uncultured, peasant, working man! And I gotta be me! PBR is my preferred drink, and the TRVTH is my mantra.

      You see, one of the most often quoted sayings by my elders when I was a kid was that an ignernt person didn’t know shit from Shinola! And it’s true. I simply highlight shit from Shinola, and try to do so in a way that makes the comparison obvious. My purpose is to ONLY offend the bad guys. If you’re not one of them, please take no offense. But SOME one must call out the nazzis on their shit, for the newspapers certainly aren’t doing it. I would expect the same treatment for myself if I ever become a lying, hypocritical, nazzi moron!

      Hope this helps.

      1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

        p.s. Aware, this is a tough site. It AIN’T for the faint of heart wacko. This AIN’T the sandal wearin’, latte drinkin’, fern bar crowd lefty folks that show up here to debate. You see, most inbreds are NOT used to a good smackdown, and it shakes their little beliefs to their tiny little souls! And that’s what they’re gonna get when they post here if they don’t have their shit wrapped tight. On this site, we like a good debate, but we DON’T like simply talking point SHIT! That’s not how we argue. All our points are original and our own. Talking points are a waste of time, and it’s best NOT to inflict them upon us. You see, we’re educated, we’re experienced, and we’re READY to take on your nonsense! You simply can’t bullshit us! And you can’t bullshit a bullshitter! (Me, i’m the master!)

        Hope this helps.

  11. Jan Thomas

    Why is it that Republicans don’t have a blog – its kind of strange given that they seem so angry about Cowgirl. I guess they’re more interested in angry racist tweets than actually writing something. Still, its pathetic.

    1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      Good point, Jan. Where IS the Reepiggie Cowgirl site? Is there really NO ONE on the Teat Party side who can write well and run a blog?? But of course, they must CENSOR all their comments, for Pubes can’t work without a net! Therefore, Pubbie sites quickly die off from boredom. For all their lip service to the Constitution, they can’t STAND the First Amendment! Free speech scares them to death! And let’s face it. Free speech is a helluva lot of fun!

  12. Aware and Not stupid

    Larry, thank you for your honesty, you’re a drunk, you write under the influence of cheap rot-gut beer, that explains everything. Larry’s brain on PBR, and we wonder why his posts resemble as cross between a pre- schoolers garble and Marx /Lennon on crack, do yourself and the other folks who read this blog, get to an AA meeting and sober up before you get behind the keys of your computer again, you’re a menace on the cyber highway!

  13. Norma Duffy

    WOw now Sam I think your getting it! Apply that argument of yours to the other side as well, Something your not doing. If Obama supporters have a plan, and the other side ridicules it, but puts no plan out themselves… who’s ahead in the Argument? The ridiculists? No! because they cant prove another solution exists!

    Dems 1, Republicans Zip

    If your side says Obama doesn’t belong in the White House, because he is a Kenyan or a communist, how is it they wont go further and prove it? An argument since 2008 and still no proof. Who’s at fault for the lack of evidence? Us Liberals for not going along???? Really?

    Dems 2, Republicans Zip

    See how this goes? and its ad nauseum from your side.!

        1. Sam the Sham

          To a point, I agree it’s time to move past the whole birth certificate thing and the republicans need to do a better job of presenting their own plans, however, their lack of a plan doesn’t mean they can’t speak up about a democratic plan that has issues.

  14. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    It sucks to be old. You just spout off whatever comes into your booze addled head! Ever had a granny or granddad that just let the TRVTH fly whenever and wherever they wanted to, and to HELL with what anyone thought? Well, I THINK I’m there! There’s a fine line between TRVTH and the Alzheimer’s wing! And like Jonny Cash said, I walk THAT line!

  15. Sam the Sham

    Calling people a racist when in comes to Obama is the 21st centuries version of McCarthyism. If somebody disagrees with Obama, call them a racist, if the racist label sticks, they become irrelevant. Just another example of how the left can not argue on the facts so they attempt to label and belittle those that disagree. I’m a bit of an optimist…so I like to believe people dislike the bill because it sucks and dislike Obama because his policies suck. However, as sad as it is, I’m sure you are right Larry, some hate him cause he’s black.

  16. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    Really? I’ve been married to the same woman for thirty-four years, dude. Only a weirdo pervert would suggest that my admiration for Norma is in any way sexual.
    I love her for her BRAIN! Thas’ sumthin’ that you larry craig toe tappin’ Pubes wouldn’t understand.

    p.s. I love Marvin Gaye. Great music transcends color. Always has, always will.

  17. Norma Duffy

    Craig, the day comes Larry and I get to meet each other it will be over, good beers, stiff Irish whiskey, Good Montana beef and vittles, plus good Conversation. Until than, we have to make do here!!!! Hes always welcome here in Dillon!

  18. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    Sam, I’m losin’ a lot of respect for you, man. You’re appearin’ more and more to be a lightweight, dude. BRING IT! Show some heavyweight argument! We expect that here. You see, Sam, NO ONE, on this site is a lightweight. Rob, Norma, Moorcat, etc. We all got creds. WE made our bones LOOONG ago in the blogging world. Have you???

  19. Craig Moore

    Yes really. BTW I did not say that you and Norma entertain each other, just that you both need some healing given the ugliness of your displayed moods. Matters not to me where and how you find it.

  20. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    No I’m not, Sam. It’s just that if you state that your premise is that calling racists racist is the same as McCarthyism, BACK IT UP with a cogent, well-written argument! I’m trying to help you out here, dude. You said it, not me. Now, make your case! ILLUSTRATE those similarities you believe exist between the two. That’s all I’m saying. Sure, I think it’s a silly bullshit comparison, but I withhold judgement until I can see your best shot.

  21. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    That’s it?! That’s what you got?! Sam, that’s PATHETIC, dude!

    Sham, dude, WHO is this so called Dem McCarthy that is holding hearings and ruining lives?! WHO are these secret, closet racists holding meetings behind closed doors and advocating government reforms based upon racism? Who is outing others as racists to save their own skins? Whose lives have been destroyed by such accusations? Who has lost a job, been blacklisted, and labeled as a racist for life? Who is a card carrying member of the racist party?

    I’m just not seein’ it, Shammy? You’re ridiculous, as is your attempt at comparison. Nuhtin’ plus nuthin’ equals nuthin’, dude!

    So, Shammy, I’ll give you one more chance to prove you’re not a complete imbecile, (and simply flinging monkey poo as Moorcat so humoursly pointed out)! Shammy name ONE person. ONLY one, just ONE person whose life has been impacted by your monkey poo flinging argument? Gotta be at least ONE, right, ’cause you made it!

    Shammy, using the monkey poo line of debate on this forum is NOT characteristically the best, for poo is simply poo, dude, and not argument!

    Next time, take OFF the tin foil hat and put ON your thinking cap, Shammy!

    Hope this helps!

  22. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    Sam, no I didn’t “get you”. I just want good argument, that’s all. It’s called debating. Bring your best argument forward, and then support it with facts.

    You see, the newspapers in this state are nutless. Therefore, it’s up to the blogs to flesh out the TRVTH.

  23. Sam the Sham

    McCarthyism refers to the practice in the 1950s of accusing political opponents of being communists with no basis or fact to support the claim. The goal was to force their opponent to defend being a communist rather than defend their political position. If the label stuck people lost jobs, faced investigations, or public ridicule. It is much the same philosophy people are using today when throwing around the racism card when speaking out against Obama and his policies without any basis or facts to support it. If the democrats can label somebody as a racist when speaking out, suddenly they are forced to defend being a racist and face the potential public ridicule. Therefore, I hope you can see the comparison between McCarthyism and Racism in today’s politics.

  24. Sam the Sham

    You got me Larry, the comparison I made is not an apples for apples comparison. However, the theory is still the same. If Obama supporters can label their opponents as racists, they are then forced to defend themselves against racist allegations instead of pushing forward with their criticisms. Those people that are guilty of accusing those that go against Obama as racists include Nancy Pelosi, Chris Mathews, The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and many other Obama supporters. Oh and you Larry, just a few paragraphs ago.

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