Nameless Cynic over at The Swash Zone has more on GOP absurdities and idiocies.
THIS IS A TEA PARTIER. AND HE'S PISSED OVER DUI LAWS. NO. REALLY.
"Montana is a big state. Lots of small towns. Lots of isolated bars. People have to drive quite a ways sometimes to get a drink. And the west is famous, of course, for its “belly up to the bar” attitude.
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that when somebody says tougher DUI laws are bad for businesses, it’s a Republican from Montana. And that he is a Tea Party-supported Republican. One of that crazy freshmen crop we haven’t quite gotten used to yet.
A Tea Partier and a bar owner, no less.
Alan Hale, a GOP lawmaker who owns a bar in Basin, MT complained about the effects of tougher DUI laws:
“These DUI laws are not doing our small businesses in our state any good at all. They are destroying them. They are destroying a way of life that has been in Montana for years and years.”
Hale’s assault on clear thinking is so outrageous that ConsumerReports.org was prompted to question whether or not the video was an April Fool’s Joke. No, it’s no joke: It’s a Tea Partier."
ON THE ISSUE OF RAPE, THE GOP AND GADHAFI HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. LINK HERE.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE GOP INANITY AND ASTONISHING IDIOCY! THESE PEOPLE WANT TO RUN THE US GOVERNMENT! THINK OF THAT FRIGHTENING PROSPECT, FRIENDS, WHEN YOU READ THIS:
MN State Senator: Integration ‘Ruined’ Minneapolis But He Still Likes Blacks
"...Burnsville Republican Sen. Dan Hall on school integration. “I watched Minneapolis get destroyed, so I not only didn’t want my kids in the school system,” he said. “I took them out of Minneapolis because they ruined our neighborhoods with integration and [de]segregation.” Hall made his remarks during debate about a move by Minnesota Republicans to repeal school integration laws, specifically a decades-long program that aims to diversify schools in the Twin Cities metro area and Duluth."WISCONSIN GOVERNOR WALKER BELIEVES IN PAYING OFF HIS CONTRIBUTORS BY PUTTING THEIR UNDEREDUCATED, DRUNK-DRIVING CONVICTED SONS IN STATE JOBS:
"No degree, little experience pay off bigSOURCE
Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions.
Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Even though Walker says the state is broke and public employees are overpaid, Deschane already has earned a promotion and a 26% pay raise in just two months with the state.
How did Deschane score his plum assignment with the Walker team?
It's all in the family.
His father is Jerry Deschane, executive vice president and longtime lobbyist for the Madison-based Wisconsin Builders Association, which bet big on Walker during last year's governor's race.
The group's political action committee gave $29,000 to Walker and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, last year, making it one of the top five PAC donors to the governor's successful campaign. Even more impressive, members of the trade group funneled more than $92,000 through its conduit to Walker's campaign over the past two years.
Total donations: $121,652.
That's big-time backing from the homebuilders.
The younger Deschane didn't respond to questions about his job.
But his father said he doesn't think his group's financial support of the first-term Republican helped his son in his job search.
"He got the position himself," said Jerry Deschane, who returned to the trade group in September after a hiatus during which he worked as an independent lobbyist for many groups, including the builders association. "I didn't get it for him."
One Walker critic isn't buying it.
State Rep. Brett Hulsey called Deschane's appointment another case of the new administration using state jobs to repay various industries.
Hulsey said he was unimpressed with the younger Deschane's résumé, including his lack of environmental or management experience.
"It doesn't look like he's ever had a real job," the Madison Democrat said."