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Past accidents be damned, 54% of voters say they’d accept an invitation from Dick Cheney to go hunting with him to just 40% who would pass on the opportunity. Cheney’s favorability rating in the state is 54/38.

"Wyoming Miscellany" from Public Policy Polling, July 24, 2013. 

Hunting with Darth Dick Cheney? 

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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. 

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I thought she was going to run in Virginia. That’s the last I’d heard, that she was going to do that.

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.

Filed under Liz Cheney Politics Republican Eating their own News Mike Enzi Grover Norquist Carpetbagging cynthia lummis Wyoming

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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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Why do you want to leave Wyoming, Meg?
Oh, I don’t know, THIS. Y’know, that I’m not shocked AT ALL someone would make this comment to a member of the press working for the local NPR affiliate, or make a similar comment to the governor’s staff about Mexicans. As someone who’s freelanced in Wyoming for a decade, this happens all the time, especially when discussing the Wind River Reservation.
All the high-fives for those calling this crap out, especially J at the bottom. 

Why do you want to leave Wyoming, Meg?

Oh, I don’t know, THIS. Y’know, that I’m not shocked AT ALL someone would make this comment to a member of the press working for the local NPR affiliate, or make a similar comment to the governor’s staff about Mexicans. As someone who’s freelanced in Wyoming for a decade, this happens all the time, especially when discussing the Wind River Reservation.

All the high-fives for those calling this crap out, especially J at the bottom. 

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