Posts Tagged ‘Idaho’

Quick Link: Ranchers can collect federal money on wolf-killed cattle

April 2, 2009

Wolves in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming have been killing a lot of cows lately.  A new bill signed by Barack Obama allows ranchers to collect federal money from each kill.

Full Story: http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2009/03/31/news/state/55-landsbill.txt

Idaho is preparing for war, martial law

March 25, 2009

I knew Idaho was a red state, but this is ridiculous.  The Idaho state legislature just passed a law that ensures that if martial law were to be enacted by the federal or state government, then citizens would never have to forfeit their right to bear arms.   Representative Pete Nielson, a sponsor of the bill, cited the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as one of the reasons why this bill is needed.  “Even in those instances, we should have the right to keep our Second Amendment right and keep our arms and ammunition.”

A potato famine would devastate local militias.

A potato famine would devastate local militias.

What is disconcerting about this situation is that states now have to reinforce federal amendments.  After the Bush Administration danced gleefully on the corpse of the Fourth Amendment, the people have a point in ensuring the Constitution is upheld.

That being said, this is bad news for the economy.  Now that Obama is president, gun manufacturers are enjoying an unprecedented leap in sales from the assorted crazies that believe everything the NRA tells them.   And there are tons of those loonies in Idaho.  You’d think that the Idaho representation would lend a kind ear to the gun lobby.  Now that the state government has ensured Second Amendment rights, the stockpilers may take a breather.

RWP Rating: 4/5 Bizarre

FULL STORY: http://www.idahostatesman.com/1306/story/708872.html

Idaho lawmaker wants to slaughter horses for food

March 23, 2009

Times are weird.  Idaho representative Thomas Loertscher wants to slaughter abandoned horses that the state finds each year for food.  Loertscher, a Republican from Iona, says that these horses are “are no longer useful or people just can’t afford them, [and] that there is a market out there for them to be processed.”  And by processed, Loertscher means Polish Sausage style.

Mmm...delicious.

Mmm...delicious.

The horses, often left in the middle of Bumfuck, Idaho, die from starvation within weeks.  The state is then reponsible for rounding up their carcasses and sending them to the glue factory.

Which brings me to my main point:  Cowboys have become pussies.  When Old Yeller had rabies, that 12 year old boy had to shoot him in the face.  And that kid was a whiny bitch.  Is it cruel to kill a perfectly good horse?  Of course.  But it is even worse to leave it in the wilderness and allow it to starve.

And no one in the States will buy horse to eat.  Unless you slather it with Mayo.   Problem solved.

RWP Rating: 3/5 Strange

FULL STORY: http://www.idahostatesman.com/1306/story/707197.html