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Michelle Bachmann moving to Montana?

bachmannsausageMontanans got a scare when an article written a few weeks ago went viral quoting Michelle Bachmann as saying that she is moving to Montana.

During the debate leading up to the Marriage Equality Act that recently passed in the Minnesota Legislature, reportedly had Bachmann pronounced that if the measure passed and gays could marry legally in her state, she and her husband would leave Minnesota so as to “escape the new Sodom and Gomorah,” meaning Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sadly for Montana bloggers (but luckily for Montana residents), this “article” turned out to be satire.

It’s easy to see why so many took it for the truth.

One can easily imagine Bachmann settling down in the Flathead Valley, to join her soulmates like Chuck Baldwin, Derek Skees, Tim Baldwin, Rollan Roberts II, John Trochmann and company; and to be near places like the Pinehaven Ranch, a boarding school which uses corporal punishment.  Perhaps she would send her kids there.  She might also enjoy hanging with the occasional skinhead.  And in the legislature, she could pal around with Krayton Kerns, who once wrote that an Obama-induced Armageddon is imminent, along with a mass extinction of most humans but a repopulating of Montana by people who can shoot their own meat.

If she were to relocate here, certainly a run for office would not be far off, perhaps even US Senate in 2014.

At any rate,  Bachmann bemoaning the sodomites descending upon her in Minnesota is a little too realistic to immediately strike one as satirical.

Bachmann and her husband remind me of the people who packed up their cars in a panic and fled to the countryside on the night of October 30, 1938, when they heard Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio broadcast and mistook it for an actual invasion by Martians.  Montana needs fewer of these people, not more.

TEA Candidate Calls Domestic Violence Laws Unconstitutional ‘because they Discriminate Against Heterosexuals’

Tim BaldwinA Whitefish TEA Party Republican is arguing that laws against domestic violence are unconstitutional.  This is because they discriminate against heterosexuals, Tim Baldwin says.  Baldwin, who hopes to replace Derek Skees in the race for Whitefish’s House District 4, made this argument in court today as the attorney for a man charged with domestic violence.

As the Whitefish Pilot report, Baldwin said,

“The state can no more discriminate against the heterosexual class of persons than it can discriminate against the homosexual class of persons similarly situated,” Baldwin wrote. “Were the [Partner and Family Member Assault laws] to enhance penalties only against homosexual partners, it would be facilely unconstitutional…”

Based on this argument, the Lincoln County justice court judge dismissed the domestic violence charge.  The state of Montana has appealed.

Baldwin and his father Chuck Baldwin are featured in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s recent Intelligence Report, which focuses on the recent uptick in extremist activity in Kalispell and the Flathead. In the article “A Gathering of Eagles: Extremists Look to Montana” the SPLC details the activities of the various far-right movements and their leaders, including Chuck and Tim Baldwin.

Tim Baldwin took issue with the report on the TEA Party blog PolyMontana, saying that he is not a racist:

“Some of my closest friends are of African descent. The same can be said of Chuck Baldwin.”

A local Republican penned an opinion piece about some of the problems with Baldwin in today’s Bigfork Eagle. The author writes that he doesn’t find Tim Baldwin to have “a moral compass or common sense. This makes his Republican status irrelevant, and I hope it makes him unelectable.”

Baldwin is running against Vietnam War veteran and forestry consultant Ed Lieser.

Top Ten Possible Reasons Karl Rove was in the Flathead This Week

10. He was pitching Gerald Molen, producer of the box office flop “Obama 2016, ” on a sequel to “Birth of a Nation.”

9. He wanted to go drinking and boating.

8. He was asking Chuck Baldwin to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

7. He was thanking Baucus for the Bush tax cuts.

6. He wanted to show his support for the Whitefish Legacy Project.

5. He came to tell Ryan Zinke the ABC’s of swift-boating.

4. He wanted to connect with whoever made that incredible Derek Skees ad.

3. He was making a pilgrimage to Big Mountain Jesus.

2. He wanted to vacation in a place where they serve big portions of food.

1. He was doing opposition research on Schweitzer

Political Quick Hits

Janna Taylor is going to make Montana famous. Just not for the reasons she thinks.Taylor on the Ropes

A Flathead area property owner is taking on Republican Rep. Janna Taylor for paying less than 20 bucks in property tax for lakeshore property and raking in over a million dollars in federal farm subsidies. In fact, the TEA Partier is the number one recipient of government farm subsidy cash in the Montana Legislature.

Anne Marie Semsak, in a well-written letter in the Missoulian this week writes:

It is a matter of public record that Rep. Janna Taylor owns 15 acres, including 660 feet of Flathead lakeshore property, near Rollins, for which she pays $19 annual property tax, plus a little over $2,000 for the improvements on the land – house, dock and outbuildings. Her taxable value is $400,031.

We own 4.87 acres with 180 feet of lakeshore with two older houses and a mobile home. Our taxable value is $1,064,136.

Taylor is a state legislator, entrusted to fairly serve her district. She lists “rancher” on her biographical information, but their ranch is in central Montana, far from this legislative district. I have not seen “cherry farmer” on any of her information. One could conclude that she is taking advantage of the agricultural exemption, and I find this disturbing.

Taylor made waves in the Montana legislature for her hypocrisy in government spending and her statement that the death penalty is needed to address prisoner spitballs.  Taylor is running for the Montana Senate against incumbent Sen. Carmine Mowbray (R-Polson) in the June 5 primary elections.


Tim Baldwin (R-Crackpot) Running in Derek Skees’ footsteps for Whitefish House Seat

Whitefish residents thrilled to find TEA Party Republican Derek Skees aiming for statewide office and abandoning his legislative seat are re-thinking their good cheer.  That’s because TEA Party Republican Tim Baldwin, son of Chuck Baldwin, is running in his place.  Baldwin is basically Skees with a law degree + uber-religious conservative + has dad with ties to the white supremacy movement–a truly scary thing.

In the video below, Baldwin discusses his theory on why true Christians don’t need to follow the law if they decide they don’t like the evil government:



Elizabeth Best Campaign Ad Up

Montana candidate for Supreme Court Elizabeth Best has a campaign ad up.  Here it is:

An Inside Look at Republican Thoughts about Schools

“Dispute not with her: she is lunatic.” ― Shakespeare, Richard III

Perennial GOP letter writer and school board candidate Barbara Rush recently treated  Montanans to an inside look into the thinking of Republicans who want to run Montana schools.

Rush rails against the high school DECA (a club for emerging leaders) for doing community service instead of teaching kids to be more capitalist. Then she tells us that the word “community” makes her sick and that she really doesn’t think that she is part of the Helena community at all:

Here’s where it gets really CREEPY,did you know we live in a COMMUNITY? Yes, it’s a STRONG COMMUNITY, AS A COMMUNITY WE…, WE HAVE COMMUNITY AWARENESS, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, WE HAVE A STRONG COMMUNITY, THE COMMUNITY IS AWARE, OUR COMMUNITY…., we all must be involved in COMMUNITY SERVICE, THE COMMUNITY… If the trustees said COMMUNITY one more time I was ready to throw up. I don’t know about you, but I live in a city…I am not part of any COMMUNITY and I have no intention of having anyone manipulate me or coerce me to belong to any COMMUNITY…Do the socialist pretenders think they can manipulate American’s into giving up their strong individual identity to become a part of some NAMBY PAMBY COMMUNITY ? DO  THEY THINK THEY CAN FORCE OR MANIPULATE THE “MASSES” INTO ASSOCIATIONS?

Next, we are treated to Rush’s conspiracy theories on a hodge podge of issues.  The fall of Europe, is one.  Rush falsely claims that the Governor’s health clinics would kill her husband by not allowing him to go to his doctor (the clinics are optional).  She rants about not wanting to support kids who are gay, and concludes with conspiracy theories about allergies, the Americans with Disabilities Act, dress codes, nudists, and school funding losses.

She finally ends it by asking, “ANYBODY READY TO TAKE AMERICA BACK YET??” in all caps. Isn’t that the slogan of the Baldwinites up yonder by the Idaho boarder on the hate watch groups’ lists?