Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Still snowing in Helena, MT. ENOUGH ALREADY GODS OF WEATHER!

-- practicing law enables one to deal with idiots on a daily basis. kind of like teaching.

-- fantasy baseball draft this weekend, always nice to catch up with Stoney, BigEl, PIMP, Dwayne, etc.

-- shout-out to Dean and his Spiders. Two Richmond schools still alive, not bad. And firm up those dates for Denver. Try to wrap them around a weekend and a Rockies game and we gotta chance. I think PIMP was talking of getting down there at some point as well, let's just make it a party.

-- heading to Houston for a family reunion crawfish boil next weekend. i get to see all my ass backward kinfolk who debate the finer points of Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck. YES!

-- the current legislature in MT has made itself famous nationwide with some unusual bills:

1. a bill stating global warming is good for MT
2. a bill implementing the gold standard
3. a bill nullifying federal rules (nevermind that supremacy clause in the constitution we all love!)
4. a bill adopting the cowboy code as the code of MT (no kidding)
5. a bill legalizing hunting with a spear
6. a bill to give sherriffs authority over the feds in terror cases (amended to make it more cooperative)
7. compulsory marriage counseling for those seeking divorce (i thought tea party folk wanted government out of our life?)
8. legalizing hunting with silencers (don't want to spook the elk away from other hunters -- nevermind the corpse at the elk's feet)
9. require the feds to prove in court national parks were legally obtained ( i reckon this has to do with national monuments and not parks, but I haven't read the bill)
10. withdraw the US from the UN (ummmmm)
11. omit obama from the 2012 ballot bc he was born outside of the US
12. create fully armed militias in every town (yes!)
13. eliminate state incentives for developing wind power (i.e. tax breaks, you know those things we all hate!)
14. allow concealed weapons in courts, churches and bars (so you can drink, pick off the guy sitting next to you, appear in court, go to church on Sunday for forgiveness, and never have to get rid of your piece!)
15. allow guns in schools

This doesn't even touch the abortion bills (16 if them!), the school cuts, the screw the indian bills, the closure of our one veterans home, etc. BTW, Montana is one of the few states in the black...and it's not by a little. Fortunately, some of these bills have been amended, and few, if any, will be passed by both houses and signed by the governor, but Jesus H! Jobs Jobs Jobs was the mantra if I recall. Aaron, I have no doubt you will look into these blurbs and set us straight about how they are helping us find jobs (i.e. cottage spear chucking industry).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's an impressive list of craziness!

Remember, I come from California, not West Dakota or whatever square state you come from.

Our problems are more along the lines of it now takes 25 days to set up a LLC because the state workers are all off on Fridays to save money. (That's 25 days if you pay the extra 200 bucks for expedited...)

But not to worry, state agencies are no longer allowed "swag" like coffee cups, bumper stickers, pens, and such.

Oh, and our state pension fund decided they really can get 7.75% return somehow, so they don't worry about running out of money!

I guess your state's list of bills could create some jobs in the gun industry and the undertaker's. Maybe we can send you some Californian refugees to take the rough edges off you guys.

Red A