Posts tagged wyoming
Posts tagged wyoming
Stay classy, Wyoming:
”The dispute hinges on each side’s evidence of who drew the penis.”
Protip: Don’t draw dicks at work. You might get yourself or a co-worker fired.
And this is why Wyoming will never be known as a tolerant state - much less an accepting one.
I’m sure this commenter has “homo” friends, but I would also argue he’s likely just assuming he’s friends with gay people. I find it unlikely any LGBTQIA person would purposefully identify themselves to someone who seriously thinks heterophobia is a thing on par with homophobia. He flat out says their presence “deprecates” the state. This person is a virulent homophobe who cannot even see how these comments are hateful.
These comments come on an article in The Laramie Boomerang about changing the narrative on hate crime legislation in Wyoming and actually protecting Wyoming’s LGBTQIA residents. The article implies that Matthew Shepard’s murder was a galvanizing force for change in Wyoming and in Laramie. When I see comments like this, though, I have to wonder.
In this new campaign ad, creatively titled “Daughters,” Liz Cheney’s daughters talk about their family’s “deep roots” in the state that their mother left during junior high school and returned to last year to run for Senate. She is totally a Wyoming … what is the word you people say… “gal.” Through and through. Her papa, Dick “Papa Dik” Cheney, lived there oncet, and even represented the state in Congress. In the last century. Also, pay no attention to their Aunt Mary and her heathen Virginia ways.
Oh, and what’s this I hear today? Liz Cheney’s hubby committing VOTER FRAUD in Wyoming? I’m not sure the tighty-righties will actually care, given that there’s no ACORN in sight - just a bunch of nuts. But say it ain’t so, Darth Lizzy.
Well, gee whiz. It’s so.
Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, drop some serious truth on Liz Cheney via Facebook.
Liz is running for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, despite living there for about five minutes, and is trying to seal the deal by out-cowboying one of Wyoming’s longtime senators, Mike Enzi. Her campaign ads are basically, “I’M MORE OF A RIGHT-WING WESTERNER THAN YOU! SO THERE! (oh BTW fuck Obama, here’s a sunset on the mountains).”
I love that Cheney and Poe are calling Liz out on this particular bullshit, and publicly. Enzi has the same stance regarding marriage equality, and god forbid a GOP candidate appear to be more *gasp* MODERATE than an opponent.
Hey DC folks! Check this out, you won’t regret it. I went to this event in Cheyenne, and it’s a terrifying, yet vindicating, recreation of a very dark chapter in LGBTQ and American history.
Take a gander at the book here. Here’s the summary:
“‘Joe McCarthy’s Cold War witch-hunts targeted people with same-sex attractions as much, maybe more than those with Communist sympathies.’ This introduction to Rodger McDaniel’s book sets the stage for a story of the most wretched political blackmail in American history. Lester Hunt was the kind of person we’d all want to be a part of our national government. Kind and empathetic, honest and hardworking, he was as one of his eulogists said, ‘ill prepared for the cruel, brutal, rough aspect of national partisan politics.’
Hunt committed suicide in his Senate office in 1954. His death was tragic enough. Yet readers will find even more about which to lament reading of his extraordinary life. Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins is not only Lester Hunt’s story. It’s the story of America during the virulent years of the early Cold War, of McCarthyism, and the way the voluntary death of a Wyoming senator helped to bring the curtain down on Joe McCarthy.”
From “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident” by Prof. Bill Ayers
Excellent read. And #Wyoming, you’re immortalized in print, beginning on p. 155.
They didn’t think he would come.
He was a Ku Klux Klan organizer, after all, and they were local leaders of the NAACP, historic enemies. They spent months negotiating the terms of his visit to Casper. There were ground rules, topics to be discussed and guarantees of a security team.
They wait in a small, low-ceiling conference room in the Parkway Plaza hotel. Four NAACP leaders. Ten mints, striped red and white, sit clustered on the table. The pitchers of ice water on the table drip sweat.
“Showtime,” a security man says. He’s here.
A security check, swipes with a metal-detecting wand, and he steps into the room.
Here is John Abarr, an organizer for the United Klans of America, carrying a brown briefcase, shaking hands, settling into a high-backed swivel chair, leaning in, ready to talk. This could be the first time representatives of the two groups purposely met in peace.
Keisha Simmons, the secretary of the Casper branch of the NAACP, pours the Klansman a plastic foam cup of water.
A security man locks the wooden conference room door.
This article is an incredible read; however, the comments on this article are sadly predictable.
Wyoming Rep. Michael Madden’s reply to a constituent advocating for marijuana policy change.
Madden, a Republican, also called same-sex marriage an “amenity” and suggested that those who favor who gun restrictions, equal rights for LGBTQ people, and legal use of marijuana should just move. This is a man elected to represent all people in his district, and he’s telling them that he’d rather they leave the state than represent them.
Drop him a line and educate him about the responsible, legal use of marijuana: Mike.Madden@wyoleg.gov
Also, let him know Wyoming is not his birthright, a la Hans Hunt. You’re a representative for your district, not just Republicans. You’re not a feudal lord, choosing peasants to banish. Do your job. There’s already too many elected officials in Wyoming who believe this claptrap — if you have a life in Wyoming, but want to change the policies of the state, don’t get involved in politics, just leave.
That’s not the position of a democratic republic, and it’s not a policy any government official should be comfortable endorsing — especially ones who are elected. Take five minutes and email him. Hell, tell him to move. I’m sure he can find somewhere backwards enough for his tastes with the “amenities” he seeks.
Tomorrow marks an interesting day in the state of Wyoming. Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment well [sic] be held at several different locations around the Casper area. The event begins at noon, August 2nd and begins at I-25 as an “open vehicle” (motorcycles, convertibles, jeeps, etc.) protest that will last until everyone is too tired to perform any longer.
Goddammit, Wyoming. Really? The journalism here AND the protest just kills me…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney and her husband were more than two months late paying property taxes on a $1.6 million home they bought last year in the tony northwest Wyoming community of Jackson Hole, according to Teton County records. The oversight arose when they misunderstood the terms of their purchase of the four-bedroom, four-bath log home with views of the Teton Range, Cheney said Wednesday.
Awesome. Maybe that’s why Liz Cheney is running on “No taxes ever because reasons” as a key plank of her platform.
But this is my favorite part: “Cheney has lived most of her life outside Wyoming but traces her family roots in the state to 1907 settlers and describes herself as a fourth-generation Wyomingite.”
"Wyoming Miscellany" from Public Policy Polling, July 24, 2013.
Darth Dick Cheney?
In other words, at least 54% of Wyoming voters have lost their goddamn minds. We also have the highest rate of gun ownership in the country, and, in news shocking no one, Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to own a cowboy hat by an 11-point margin. A confused 1% aren’t sure if they own a cowboy hat or not.
And 75% of voters who cast their ballots for Mitt Romney would accept that hunting invite with Cheney, though 78% of those same voters have a favorable opinion of him. Essentially, 75% of Romney’s base in Wyoming is willing to forgive mistaking your friend’s visage for a covey of quail.
On the flipside, 81% of Barack Obama supporters still remember that one time Cheney shot a dude in the face, neck, and chest with birdshot, and therefore would turn down the invitation.
Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist on Liz Cheney’s decision to challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. in the primary. Norquist indicated his organization might support Cheney over Enzi because of Enzi’s support of the internet sales tax.
Cheney’s decision has been met with derision from Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. who referred to her as a “shiny new pony” and said Cheney’s choice was “bad form”.
Of course, Lummis ALSO had her eyes on the seat as the heir apparent should Enzi step aside, making one wonder if perhaps Lummis is the reason he chose to run again.
Yeah, Grover. We thought that too until she uprooted her family to move them to the luxury ski community of Jackson Hole — nothing says “just like you” like carpetbagging from one of the places where personal wealth is concentrated the most per capita in the U.S.