Monday, October 17, 2016

Why I have trouble not randomly running people over with my truck

http://mtpr.org/post/bowling-and-politics-anaconda

Interviews with 'average Montanans' at a bowling alley in Anaconda, about 20 miles from here.


Excerpts: 

"I'm going to be voting Republican, and I've been a Republican and am going to vote for Trump," Price says.
"I just don't like anybody that will take our own soldiers and kill 'em, y'know? Clinton, in Benghazi, she did nothing. She had everything in the world there to do something, she didn't do anything. So there's no way on God's given earth I'd vote for her,” Price adds.
“Mr. Trump, all the way,” Hall says.
CCC: When did you decide that you were all about Trump?
John Hall: When I found out Hillary was running. I like our regular guys right now, Zinke, for sure. Who else is running?"

I'm going to go get a bite for lunch in a minute, and no fat white guys with red baseball caps are advised to cross the road in front of me.  


20 comments:

  1. If you think that's something, you ought to live in MY county.

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    1. I just saw an article in Slate with the headline: 'Who would you vote for, Cheney or Trump?' Holy hell, now that is a conundrum.

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    2. Cheney is still alive?! Oh wait... that's right... the taxpayers have paid nearly a million dollars for his heart surgeries, including a transplant.

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    3. Cheney has a heart?!? When did this bullshit start?

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    4. Don't blame me for medical science advances....I had good intentions.

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    5. The road to Hell, mon ami, the road to Hell...

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  2. I really think it cannot get any worse. Too much lead in the drinking water in some counties.

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  3. All one can do is shake your head in disbelief. Stupid is alive and well.

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    1. It's not stupid, well, yes of course it is, but it's worse than that. This isn't about his followers being stupid, it's about them being the worst of our kind, the hating of anyone different, be it color or religion.
      It's tribalism, nativism fueled by Trump, who could care less about our country or it's people. And these people either don't see that, or don't care...it just gives them a chance to act on the little spider's voices in their heads.

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  4. I've hit on a pocket of democrats here in the artsy little village. Given that I live between a birther and a conspiracy nut, going to town is a pleasant change.

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  5. Also, this very afternoon on NPR 'All things considered' there will be a bit on paranoia about refugees in Montana. I'm embarrassed. My wonderful state.

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  6. This election has provided a not so pleasant but increasingly important public service-that is to show how many stupid people there are amongst us.

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    1. Yes! And what are we to do with the wretched lot when they start wandering the streets with rifles, complaining they've been cheated...

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  7. Montana is a magnificent state, Mike. But like everywhere else, you'll run into such strange family histories that half the people you meet are related to themselves. Can't escape rednecks.

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    1. Not sure about that second sentence, Geo, but I am hearing banjo's and guitars trying to outdo each other...

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  8. It's kind of like a horrific traffic accident, or an old-style carnival freakshow...

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    1. And you just cannot stop thinking about it, like a wretched dream...

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