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This week, I have a very special surprise for you! And I’m gonna tell you about it NOW. FIVE songs from Denver’s hottest new synth-pop trio Ultra Sex Laser. I met these folks at an open mic and they bring the lulz like you wouldn’t believe. At least, not until you hear them.

Also, we’re going to talk about the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association’s upcoming event "Hot Coffee" Documentary Showing. Plus, Hawkeye Jefferson is bringing the HAWKAMANIA over the leaking of Yeezus.

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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.

Filed under Wyoming Wyoming is weird Riverton ghosts poltergeist really?

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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. 

Filed under Wyoming Racism Politics American Indians Fremont County xenophobia

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The Cody-Big Horn Basin Tea Party and other horror stories

Submitted to me today. I’ve edited a tiny bit and embedded a few links (and gifs), but the message remains the same — this is a creepy eyewitness account of the Tea Party strain operating in Northwestern Wyoming. It’s also a long read, but worth it. I included my own commentary, plus information on blackmail of myself and another Wyoming journalist:

April 11

Cody Folks:

I don’t do this very often, but I believe this is important when something disturbing occurs that you are not likely to see in the local newspaper.

Besides, it’s always fun to sandbag the teabaggers. Or rather it would be fun, if that dubious rabble weren’t trying to usurp the public democratic process, that is…

Last night, the Tea Party cabal used the public meeting to discuss the City of Cody Master Plan for the community’s future as a venue to actively advance their own misguided/downright paranoid political agenda. They were accosting people — quietly, but accosting them nevertheless — to get signatures for a petition to repeal Senator Hank Coe’s SF104, [the] “Hill Bill” that reorganized the state Department of Education during this last legislative session. They were working the crowd while those citizens were trying to work through the comprehensive and complicated City Master Plan while city officials and Councilmen were trying to explain it to them.

Some context: Cindy Hill, the disgraced and all-but-ousted Superintendent of Public Instruction, is the darling of the state tea party movement, and was elected by them. The Cody-Big Horn chapter of these faux patriots and wingnuts who drape themselves in the flag while waving the Constitution at the rising full moon, are determined to get Cindy Hill back in office.

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Filed under Tea party Dewey Vanderhoff Politics Long Reads Wyoming Cody Big Horn Basin David Koch Meg Lanker-Simons right-wing Richard Hofstadter paranoia Republican Agenda 21 guns gun control blackmail Bob Berry Vince Vanata