TEA Party Legislator Says it Warms His Heart to See Young People in Handcuffs

Dave Hagstrom

Rep. Dave Hagstrom (R-TEA Billings) is a real piece of work.

A TEA Party lawmaker says it warms his heart to observe young people  in handcuffs and headed to jail.

In a letter to the editor in the Billings Gazette this week, TEA Party Rep. Dave Hagstrom (R-Billings) wrote:

The other day I was driving between jobs and passed a scene similar to what I have observed before, one that always warms my heart and makes me grateful.

Out on a driveway between a home and a shed in the yard was a gathering of about six people. Two, a man and a woman, were wearing logoed shirts, bullet-proof vests and had large black belts with holstered guns. The other people were younger types, all with their hands behind their backs, I imagine in handcuffs….I suspect they were driving them to the jail.

Hagstrom is apparently no fan of young people because, as he claims:

Over the years I have experienced vandalism, property destruction and theft at the hands of young, irresponsible, lazy law breakers.

This is not the first time Hagstrom’s comments have raised eyebrows.

Hagstrom, who is a landlord in a lower-income neighborhood in Montana’s largest city, sent a letter to his tenants telling them “to accept that they don’t need ‘to live as long as they currently do, or as ‘comfortably’ as they currently do,'” the Billings Gazette reported.

The state legislator also made national news for his bizarre comments about sex and ballpoint pens on the floor of the state House of Representatives.  He later tried to lie to the press about what he said, but the comments were recorded on public video.

After the remarks, which were made during the 2013 legislative session, Hagstrom was lampooned in a segment called “The Sideshow, this week in GOP Jaw Droppers,” by Chris Matthews.  The segment shined a light the most ridiculous things actually said by Republicans across the nation:

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50 Comments on "TEA Party Legislator Says it Warms His Heart to See Young People in Handcuffs"

  1. Yes, we all appreciate and appreciate that we have fellow citizens to help enforce the law, but this ‘Toxic Teabagger’ fool is the true LOW-life, assuming all guilty, scum, etc.

  2. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 3, 2014 9:49 PM at 9:49 PM |

    Jesus. Just Jesus. Yes just Jesus. ONLY Jesus can create such a bizarre, twisted, perverted, evil interpretation of Jesus. Hell, I knew Dave some forty years ago back in Billings when he was still kind of a normal guy. We had many mutual friends, like by good buddy Jim Lynch, who has since passed away. Jim was one of the nicest, most decent people I have ever met.

    But even way back then, Dave, through his father the physician and runner who started the Beartooth Run, was indoctrinated into The Family, by Jeff Sharlett. Hell, I even attended a few of his dad’s “bible” studies. Bizarre stuff. But I was perceptive enough to realize that sumthin’ just wasn’t right here.

    But I will say this. Dave was a very nice guy at one time who surrendered his reason and thought processes to christofascism, and he hasn’t been right since! Christofascism is a cult, nothing more, nothing less. Dave needs an intervention, as they all do who get taken in by the Jesus jumpers! I hate to see Dave behaving in such a manner.

  3. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 7:52 AM at 7:52 AM |
      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 11:00 AM at 11:00 AM |

        Ah, it’s just SO unfair! The libbies are pickin’ on lil’ Pee Wee again! They don’t play fair! We want equal treatment! bwhahahahahahahahaa! Cry me a river, lil’ fella!

        Not THIS time, craigy! You see, what you nazzzis forget is that you CAN’T control the internet! Anything you nutjobs post can be countered within minutes! And you HATE that! The Big Kockhs can buy and control everything ex CEPT the blogs! And that’s exactly where Amanda will win this thing! The people of Montana are paying attention. Pee Wee Daines IS nuts! Hell, even the newspapers have not been kind to Creationism Boy. I mean, really, it’s OK to have faith, but NOT to be a complete horse’s ASS about it by believing in and promoting creationism!

        Back to the drawing board for the nazzzi Big Kockh crowd.

        Now, take a peek at them polls again. And then, do try to develop a working strategy to defeat her. So far, your attempts have been amateurish!…..and HeeLARious! First, you’ll have to educate the ignernt Teatards as to just WHAT a wobbly is! Good luck with that! It’s better to just say that’s she’s black, black Irish or some such. Inbreds can under STAND blackness! Too funny. And quite sad.

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 11:05 AM at 11:05 AM |

          p.s. If Pee Wee would just debate, he could clear all this up!


          Sorry. Not polite to laff at simpletons!

      • Reason is an anarchist rag that advocates for a right to pollute public waterways.

      • The Reason article was written by A. Barton Hinkle, an editorial writer and columnist at the Richmond Times Dispatch, and a man who seems to be trying to fill the ideological shoes of James Kilpatrick, the RTA’s notorious advocate for “interposition” after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education. In his Reason article, Hinkle tries to tie Curtis to Big Bill Haywood and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn as a way of suggesting Curtis may be a communist. The ghost of Joe McCarthy would be pleased.

        • James, I think the tie-in Hinkle was that Curtis is a Wobbly at heart. As to unfair associations and tactics, one doesn’t have to go any further than just read this post to see distortion and twisted, mangled analysis at play in a rather desperate attempt. IMHO, having read Hagstrom’s letter several times, it seems he is merely satisfied that law enforcement was on the job. As to why law enforcement acted, I give the benefit of the doubt to the officers. As to Hagstrom’s letter, giving kudos to our law enforcement officials is something we all should do IMHO. They put their lives on the line. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/03/rochester-ny-officer-shot/15053653/

          • Uh, Moore? The writer believes a candidate supports equal rights for workers while you wave the flag with your glutei. Get a grip, dood.

        • You mean the Jane You Ignorant XXX guy?

      • Really….??? Oh, for Pete’s sake….!?$&@

  4. I hope this love of handcuffs doesn’t turn out to be another bizarre sex comment. This guy creeps me out.

  5. Just illegal aliens being taken to the nearest golf course for a round with Obama.

  6. Hagstrom grew up in a tony part of Billings in the most Republican district in Montana. Now he uses inmates frm the Billings halfway houses as cheap labor to remodel his slums.

    • Hagstrom is a slum lord of the lowest order. His “guilty until proven innocent” mindset shows why incidents like Ferguson happen so frequently. God help this young people if they were people of color- Hagstrom’s heart would probably be even warmer if they were.

  7. Tesla to build $5 billion dollar battery factory in no income tax state of Nevada vs. building it in wacko, left Marxist goofball California.

    You guys here must protest this travesty of Koch Brothers influenced Elon Musk not wanting to build in your Progressive Nirvana state. The poor workers will be in a “Right to Work State”. Unionized Montana not in the running at all. Learning anything, comrades?

    I doubt it.


    • Yeah, and I suppose Elon will throw money at Harry Reid to keep the “incentive” cash coming.

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 7:19 PM at 7:19 PM |

        HAIRY BOY! bwhhwaahahahaha! Are you related to Nancy boy? Last I checked, neither HAIRY rReed NOR Nancy Pelosi was on the ballot in Montana! Sheesh. What a loser you are, skinflute. Do you REALLY have no better strategy than guilt by the FLIMSIEST of association? This is gonna be easier than we thought!

        BOOO! O’Bama! bwahahahah! (I theenk he’s under your bed!)

        • Keep blowing Koch, Larry. You’re doing fine.

          • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 7:50 PM at 7:50 PM |

            Admit it, dave. You guys are worried. Hell, you thought you had a slam dunk when you sabotaged private Wishy Walshy. BIG mistake, for this is STILL Montana, and that only made us angry! NO ONE, not even a Big Kockh, tells us what to do! ESPECIALLY a Big Kockh! The copper barons are still fresh in our minds, and the Big Kockhs are piss poor excuses for copper barons! Hell, they aren’t even AMERICANS! Their dumbass daddy was DUTCH fercrhissakes! While all our relatives were here working the mines for a hundred and fifty years or so, Kockh granddady was suckin’ the STALIN commie tit! Sheesh. Great folks to be tell the REST of us what to do!

            • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 7:53 PM at 7:53 PM |

              The article that LIFTED the kilt and exposed the Big Kockh brothers for the shitbags they are! AND, their daddy was IN on the JFK assassination! Your country was STOLEN from you, young dudes, by the sleaziest bassturds to ever walk ground in America!


              • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 7:55 PM at 7:55 PM |

                Sid stops a Kockh in its tracks! Hell, I spent all my summers there as a kid in Paonia! ONE Kochk brother bought my cousin’s ranch, the Bear Ranch!

              • Keep blowing those Kochs, enjoy life in your bubble. The brothers K are bit players in the underground dark money game, and so is Tom Steyer. The official establishment media narrative is so far off the mark, I can’t even drum up contempt for the legacy press any more, much less you, Larry.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 7:16 PM at 7:16 PM |

      bwhahahahahahaah! Hey, cupcake, Rob Kailey SHAMED your ass, dufus! Outed you as a Pee Wee pretender! Name one REAL job you ever had, doofus. See, I tol’ you. You’ve got momma’s basement writ LARGE all over your “five vacation” home ass!

      Now, you’ve been caught lyin’ your ass off. Aren’t your the LEAST bit embarrassed? You see, sweet pea, we all use our real names because we’ve nothing to hide! That’s because we don’t lie! You wanna know something about me, I’ll TELL ya! Or just GOOGLE it!

      But you on the other hand, stink of abject LIAR! And worse than that, a LIAR for the LAWyord! Start by just telling us just WHERE your five vacation homes are located! Up your ass? That’s where EYE think they are!

      Your turn, cupcake.

    • This deal is a gamble; well-suited for Nevada. What do the Koch Sisters say?

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 7:42 PM at 7:42 PM |

        Well, High Pint, the ONLY way to deal with christofascists like Pee Wee and Hagstrum, is to take there religeeious baloney and SHOVE it right back up their asses! That’s the only way! Oh wait, baloney up the ass? Did I just say that? Baaaaad metaphor. But it works for me! You see, if they can “pray away the gay”, why can’t EYE pray them INTO the gay?! Hell, they’re prolly repressed homos ANY way! Come on now. Together. Everyone! Get down on your knees, and PRAY them into the gay! Dear God, MAKE them come outta the closet and STOP bein’ pathetic queer hypocrites for the LAWyord! Simple, but concise! Nice message!


        Sh*t. Got off topic again. But HERE’S what I intended to post, a guy who knows how to take that religeeious baloney and SHOVE it where there ain’t no sunshine! Enjoy! (and remember, pray them into the gay! God wants you to!)

  8. Montana Sans Soucie | September 4, 2014 9:43 PM at 9:43 PM |

    Didja watch the Chris Matthews clip? Didja see Amanda sitting in the front row? You can almost see the face she makes as this guy makes his “deviant” remark.

  9. I suppose this so-call legislator likes it ‘rough’, huh……? Maybe he wants something ‘warm’ in his body cavities, give’s him a real ‘rush’……….What’s evening more alarming he could be
    BACK in the session next year!

  10. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 4, 2014 10:38 PM at 10:38 PM |

    Hagstrum’s peeps! (and Pee Wee’s too) There are ONLY two types of Republicans, rich guys and suckers! Oh, and the truly stupid believers! This is sad. Give your money to Pat Robussome, and the LAWyord will provide!

    Ya know, it USED to be that these shyster preachers only fleeced the little old lady shut ins. NOW, they’ve got half the friggin’ population of this country believin’ this shit! And they’re comin’ for YOU too!


  11. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 5, 2014 7:29 AM at 7:29 AM |

    Bit players, Dave? Not hardly. These guys are everywhere. They are incredible in their evil, anti-American ways. But for the record, whom do you think is behind the dark money, George Soros maybe?

    Again, the Kockh daddy was right in there at Dallas in ’63, along with Edwin Walker, Allen Dulles, the Birch Society, CIA, Bush Crime Family, etc. The conspiracy included the entire bunch of fascists! Again, I challenge the Kockh brothers to take a lie detector test. WHAT role did your daddy have in our country’s coup? That would answer a lot of questions as to just HOW we got to we are today. Cui bono, Dave. Cui bono. I think we both know the answer to that, don’t we! And it wasn’t the American people!

    They’re everywhere in their evil. It’s really kind of incredible that a bunch of very old farts are STILL trying to do as much evil as they can before they die! Jeebus! Why don’t they just ENJOY their billions like their dumbazz brother down in Colorado that built his own western town? This is some kinda pathology unseen in modern times! These are some very sick mofos! I don’t get it. Sociopaths of the highest order. Evil seed! Are they trying to compensate for the evil their daddy did by causing even greater suffering in our country? Evil, evil seed. It’s a shame that Nathanial Hawthorne is no longer around to write a modern day Black Veil about these evil sonofbitches!


    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 5, 2014 7:38 AM at 7:38 AM |

      Dave, your peeps again! As I mentioned, the entire christofascist movement is predicated upon stupid people (see hagstrum) and Cracker Jesus! Cracker Jesus can be anything you WANT Him to be! Hell, I tried to warn my mainstream religious friends of this thirty years ago when The Family first started. But they were just too Christian to criticize another’s faith. But by GOD they better get their heads out of their holy asses now! It’s time, for the Cracker Jesus crowd is giving ALL religion a bad name! Not only that, they’re taking over the politics of the country! (cruz, rick st. scrotum, Pee Wee Daines, etc.)

      Ayn Rand was absolutely right on religion. Surrender logic reason, and bad things happen! Like THIS asshole being given a national forum to spout! Wake the f*ck UP, mainstream relgions! For there is sumthin’ very evil in allowing hatred in the name of Jesus!


      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 5, 2014 7:52 AM at 7:52 AM |

        Jeebus! There really ARE two sides to every story in Kockistan! And dammit! Our godly lil’ children should be learning BOTH sides in schools, RIGHT Pee Wee Daines? I mean, creationism is a theory, and so is evolution! Slaves have had their story told many times, and now, we need to present the white slave holders side! They’re victims here too! And I remember well when Newt Getrich, another great historian, said that we should be teaching the Nazi side history too! Yes, we are ALL victims in Kockistan, Nazi, Jew, Slave, white, billionaire, poor person! And our kiddies must learn that EVERYTHING has an equivalency in Kockh world! Incredible!


  12. Google Hagstrom and a plethora of bigotry and idiocy comes up.


    First Hagstrom wrote a fairly hilarious letter to all his tenants explaining that they were just going to have to die young for the good of the nation — before it was revealed that when it comes to federal moneys and his rentier lifestyle, a river runs through it. And then Montana Cowgirl gifted us with this video, above, where Hagstrom explains how gay penises should retract like ball point pens, because of how they are not “normative.”

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 5, 2014 8:16 AM at 8:16 AM |

      From the GF Spitoon editorial board this a.m. Too funny. Even the Spitoon has a sense of sarcasm when it comes to Pee Wee Daines. But thank GOD that Pee Wee is for right to life! For THAT is the most pressing issue facing us here in Jesus Land, right Pee Wee?!

      “Here’s a big surprise (not!): “I’m thankful for the endorsements of the Citizens Against Government Waste and National Right to Life Committee,” senatorial candidate Steve Daines tweeted Tuesday.”

      What a frickin’ DINK! Keep it UP, Creation Boy! You continue to make yourself look the fool! God LUVS a fool!

      And for the record, the nazzzis have attacked Amanda Curtis for not answering a question about what to do in Iraq. So NOW, I ask the SAME question of all our nazzis on the forum! craigy, skinner, Nancy Boy, etc., what would YOU morons do about Iraq? bwhahahahahahahaa! I’ll wait! Too funny.

  13. SEIU agitators will just bring in robots to McDonald’s if employees demand $15/hr. – Goodbye SEIU and the jobs:


    All you Marxists out there love electric cars – well Tesla’s are made by robots, dudes.


    Don’t you just hate it when reality spoils your 15th century narrative.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 5, 2014 9:46 AM at 9:46 AM |

      Nancy Pelosi. BOOO! bwhahahahaha! Did I scare you, nancy boy? Which one of your five mansions are you writing from today? bwhaahaaahaa! Geez, dude. I give you credit for even showing up here after your recent self-inflicted debacle! You see, nancy boy, when one percent owns FIFTY-FOUR percent of the wealth in this country, it’s time to share, little fella. Now, I’ll whole-heartedly agree with you when the one percent does fifty-four percent of the work! bwhahahahahaa!

      You lose again, nancy!

      WATCH OUT! There’s a black man over there! booo! And I THEENK he’s in a union too! bwhahhaahahhaha!

      I call it fun with inbreds!

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 5, 2014 9:50 AM at 9:50 AM |

        SCREW the ten commandments! I want THIS on every public building in America! What say you, my little Cracker Christians? Better than your’uns! (is that even a southern term, urines? oh well, guess I just invented a new duckwad word!)

        Gandhi’s Seven Deadly Sins

        Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity.

        •Wealth without Work
        •Pleasure without Conscience
        •Science without Humanity
        • Knowledge without Character
        •Politics without Principle
        •Commerce without Morality
        •Worship without Sacrifice

        Sumthin’ tells me that the Kockh brothers wouldn’t approve!

    • This is fabulous news! Now we can all have a George Jetson workweek of an hour a day, two days a week.

  14. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 5, 2014 10:05 AM at 10:05 AM |

    Great letter to ed! Keep them COMING, regular Montana folks! Time to send Pee Wee packin’! maybe he can become a dickwad duckwad dynasty preacher! ya never know! maybe he’ll give UP his thirty-two million dollars to follow Cracker Jesus! HEY, it could happen you know!

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