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Undersheriff Ryan Lee said this morning the Fremont County 911 Center received a call from a resident on Firethorn Lane north of Riverton Tuesday at 7:56 p.m. reporting the following:

‘A female subject at the home was possessed by a “poltergeist” and had stopped breathing after she was sprayed with Holy water. Other occupants of the home then attempted to perform an exorcism at which time they reported the exorcism activity caused the female to go in to cardiac arrest. Upon arrival the female subject was found to be breathing, but she was taken by ambulance to the Riverton Hospital for unknown reasons. She was in stable condition when she arrived at the hospital. The occupants of the residence stated that a demon had been in the home breaking windows and dishes, as well as biting the occupants of the home for the last two days; they asked a Deputy Sheriff to look into the matter. The Deputy was unable to substantiate any criminal activity or that anyone had been bitten.’ The woman was identified as a 31-year-old Riverton resident.

Bless Wyoming arrest reports from Riverton, Wyo.

When I was doing stand-up in Colorado, people thought I was exaggerating Wyoming fuckery to be funny. Nope. Please see above.

tl;dr version: Meth is a hell of a drug.

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Oh, nothing, just taking my zoo for a walk.
And yes, that’s a rat riding a cat, and both are riding a dog. 
Why? Because reasons, that’s why.
You know, I could turn this around and say this is what happens when you DON’T let the gays get married. Cats ride dogs, rats ride cats, what’s next? Dogs riding horses?

Oh.
(Top Photo: Tim Earl, downtown Laramie)

Oh, nothing, just taking my zoo for a walk.

And yes, that’s a rat riding a cat, and both are riding a dog. 

Why? Because reasons, that’s why.

You know, I could turn this around and say this is what happens when you DON’T let the gays get married. Cats ride dogs, rats ride cats, what’s next? Dogs riding horses?

Oh.

(Top Photo: Tim Earl, downtown Laramie)

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This is the only education issue the anti-gay, anti-choice PAC WyWatch cares about enough to put on its candidate questionnaire. 
I’m not even going to tell you how many others support this because I lost count.
That’s it. I’m proposing using Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as an elective because it could have happened. You guys don’t know! You weren’t there!

This is the only education issue the anti-gay, anti-choice PAC WyWatch cares about enough to put on its candidate questionnaire. 

I’m not even going to tell you how many others support this because I lost count.

That’s it. I’m proposing using Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as an elective because it could have happened. You guys don’t know! You weren’t there!

Filed under Wyoming Wyoming is weird Politics Education Christian wait what? WyWatch PAC The Bible Religion Separation of Church and state rules Separation of Church and State First Amendment public schools

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Lawmakers seek to intervene in same-sex divorce

Here’s a case that could get interesting in a big hurry:

A group of Wyoming lawmakers wants to get involved in a same-sex divorce case pending before the state supreme court even as the Legislature considers measures that would bar the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

The 11 lawmakers want permission to file a “friend of the court” brief with the Wyoming Supreme Court. They’re represented by the Alliance Defense Fund, an Arizona-based Christian civil rights group that has litigated against same-sex marriage in California.

The lawmakers, including House Speaker Ed Buchanan, R-Torrington, propose to file legal papers in support of a ruling last year by Niobrara County District Judge Keith Kautz. The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal of Kautz’s ruling that he lacked authority to hear a divorce case involving two women who were married in Canada in 2008.

In their request for permission to file the brief, the lawmakers argue that Wyoming would have to revise several state laws if the Wyoming Supreme Court acknowledges lower state courts can perform same-sex divorces.

The lawmakers also warn that accepting same-sex divorce would probably also force the state to recognize “plural marriages” meaning polygamy “and other domestic unions found in foreign jurisdictions.”

The Wyoming Supreme Court could decide in coming weeks whether to allow the lawmakers to get involved in the case.

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Palin’s Paideia Research LLC in Sheridan, WY

Above is the office of Sarah Palin’s secret research firm in Sheridan, Wyo. - not too far from where I used to live.

Local blogger "The Panglossian Curmudgeon" took this photo of the building. Here’s part of his report:

Now on to the main subject, Paideia Research LLC at 1617 N. Main St. in beautiful Sheridan, Wyoming. Now, having lived here for most of the last 20 years I am quite familiar with Sheridan. As a matter of fact, back in 2001-2oo2 I worked right across the street from Paideia Research LLC as a assistant restaurant manager for KFC and I didn’t even notice it. (It was only a figment of someones imagination back then some 8 odd years ago.) And right behind us was/is the City of Sheridan Law enforcement Building, along with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, and our county jail, which they are currently expanding.

So, North Main St. after you pass 5th heading north is primarily residential, with little insurance offices, a Maverick C-Store, motels, and such, and it is also the Business I-90 route too. After you get past the road you take west to the Sheridan VA, and you go over the railroad tracks, it is mostly commercial, with K-Mart, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, but it is a short stretch, and then you’re back on to I-90, either heading north out of town toward Montana, which is about 20 miles, or south, and past the other 2 exits for Sheridan, which basically lies west of the north-south interstate path.

So, I decided to visit Paideia Research LLC, as the particular football game I was watching, because it was the only one on, wasn’t too interesting. So, off I headed looking for the 1617 N. Main St. Suite B, Paideia Research LLC. Now, Palingates Googled it, and said:

“Google shows that the address corresponds to a very non-descript single story building.”

Now, it was listed in the report for the third quarter, 2010 (Page 462 lists Paideia Research LLC of 1617 N. Main St., Sheridan, Wyoming.) that Tim Crawford, the treasurer for SarahPAC had filed.

It received a disbursement of $12,000 on September 3, 2010. Now, according to Wyoming’s Secretary of State Documents, Paideia LLC was formed on July 16, 2010.

Wyoming is listed as being one of the most business friendly states. Could it be fraud-friendly too? This is very strange indeed.

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Wyoming topples Idaho from red state pinnacle

So, this isn’t the part that has me the most pissed off. Here’s what really offended and enraged me:

Wyoming GOP Chairwoman Diana Vaughan said the result was heartening. “We’re the last of the Old West and people don’t want the long arm of government coming here,” she said. “But I just have to laugh at this because everyone is now trying to vie for the title of ‘most Republican.’ We won.”

Vaughan also gets a kick out of the four sad-sack Senate Democrats and 10 House Democrats having to cover 12 committees in each chamber. “They don’t even have enough to do all the committees,” she said, laughing. “Sorry. They’re going to be very busy over there.”

Yeah, roughly 30-35% of the state is completely underrepresented in our state government. Hilarious. Hysterical even. I wouldn’t be as disgusted if the Wyoming Democratic Party wasn’t so moderate. 

And there’s this:

Wyoming’s voters stepped forward to ensure that the events of November 2, 2010, will be remembered as one of Wyoming’s most historic political events.

Nationally, the American people have taken the important step to fire Nancy Pelosi. Immediately following the 2008 presidential election, Democrats simply stopped listening to the American people. Democrats supported deficit spending and pushed for higher taxes. They stole the American dream. [Emphasis mine]

Oh, Diana. You left some out. You think Democrats are stealing the American Dream of Conservative, Christian, Right-Wing, Republican, Straight, White, American Males. It’s rare that I am truly offended by shit, but damn. This is straight up arrogant and immature. 

I’m going to go smoke now. See you in two years

Filed under Republican republicans GOP Wyoming Wyoming is weird For fuck's sake son of a bitch really?! STFU STFU conservatives

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Wyoming, nine other states say gay marriage not a fundamental right

Wyoming and nine other states will file a legal brief today saying a federal court “exceeded its judicial authority” when it ruled that the U.S. Constitution requires legal marriage to include same-sex couples.

In the amicus brief, which will be filed late this afternoon in the case of Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the states disagree with the court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right.

The brief also asserts that individual states, not the federal court system, have final say in decisions about whether to allow same-sex marriages.

In August, a federal district judge ruled in the case that California’s Proposition 8, a voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage, was illegal on federal constitutional grounds. All previous court cases on gay marriage cited state constitutions.

The case is currently on appeal; both sides have said they expect the case to ultimately reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

Besides Wyoming, the other nine states joining the brief are Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.

The brief doesn’t mean the states will join the lawsuit; amicus briefs are often submitted in court cases by outside parties to volunteer their opinions on the case.

This from “The Equality State.” I propose a new state motto:

"The Equality State"*

*Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. Equal status may be revoked by the tyranny of the majority since, hey, that’s our right.

Filed under = means = LGBT The Equality State Wyoming Wyoming is weird equality equality fail fuck all y'all gay rights fuckery