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Do not fear the pork.WHY DOES JOE BIDEN HATE IDAHO SO MUCH? “Vice President Biden hosted officials from every state but Idaho for a conference today designed to serve as a workshop and warning on how they should use their billions of dollars from the stimulus package.” Is Idaho not receiving any stimulus money, or are they boycotting Pork President Biden’s Porkulous Guide to Porkery? Suspicious. [Washington Post]

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  • Come here a minute

    Still mad about what Larry Craig did in the cloakroom.

  • BillyClubb

    Idaho is about potatoes, not pork.

  • Hooray For Anything

    Maybe it’s because Idaho is well-known for it’s population of white supremacists and all things considered, want to try and avoid giving them more money.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    I wouldn’t think South Carolina would bother showing up either, since Sanford is going to “Just Say No” to all those damaging federal monies Barry is trying to trick him into taking.

  • Red Zeppelin


  • prizepig

    $500 million for bathroom goblin management in Idaho. How does one manage a bathroom goblin?

  • shanemacgowan

    Idaho Senator Larry Craig is refusing to have anonymous sex in men’s rooms until Vice President Biden apologizes for this slight.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Duh, because Idaho has the worse case of the gayhez in this country. Just ask Governor Butch Otter.

  • hobospacejungle

    This is payback for Ruby Ridge. Nevar Forget!!


  • snideinplainsight

    “Help! L-L-L-Larry (me)”

  • ManchuCandidate

    Oh come on, SKS! The question shouldn’t be “Why Biden doesn’t like Idaho?”, but rather “Why the hell should Biden like Idaho?”

  • One Yield Regular

    Would YOU give billions to a state that educated Sarah Palin?

  • Mustang

    “But I can tell you one thing. My passion to make sure this is done right, it may exceed my abilities.”

    Classic. Joe. Biden.

  • Mustang

    Hey Idaho religious wingnut guys! Pork and potatoes! Goes great together!

  • Country Club Jihadi

    I’m surprised Uncle Joe didn’t say “Don’t pee in the pool”.

  • NebraskashireGentry

    MSNBC reported that, in a rather ironic turn of events, Idaho couldn’t afford the plane ticket to send a representative.

  • nrkeyqueer

    Sex tubers. Also.

  • 2druk2phluq

    Idaho officials failed to attend the conference, either because of legitimate scheduling concerns or because of political grandstanding. If grandstanding was the case then it is unfortunate for Idahoans (I’ve had a couple of them myself) that their political representation was too lame to actually generate a news story about it. That’s basically all Republicans have left: Jumping into bed for pillow fights and snugglies and kisses with the overpaid ass munching zombies who report the news from so far off in the right wing the people read backwards there.

    Or maybe the officials woke up with dead prostitutes and quickly owed favors to the head of the new gang in town, MC B-to-the-O.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=264027]NebraskashireGentry[/re]: That is the price of dignity, or something.

  • Red Zeppelin

    [re=263991]prizepig[/re]: Win. How indeed? I guess Walnuts is confused by all that 20th century science that goes into wildlife management. HENNGH?

  • Come here a minute

    [re=263991]prizepig[/re]: Certainly not with beavers.

  • DustBowlBlues

    I grow potatoes in my Victory-over-the-Greater-Depression Garden so really, who gives a shit about Idaho?

    Except for that candy bar I used to buy when I was driving through there–wasn’t it a Spud bar or Spud nut or something? Kind of marshmallowy with coating?

    Okay, I can’t grow those myself, so I supposed Idaho serves a purpose. Those candy bars were dee-lishus.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=264015]Mustang[/re]: I love Joey.

  • Min

    They may have been fearful of any quips he would make about the state name.

  • bitchincamaro

    Until now, I’ve always confused Idaho with the state where all the FBI agents come from.

    Pork and taters from Idaho
    Wingtipped gumshoes from Utah

    Thank you, Wonketteers

  • Mad Farmer Manifest

    [re=264063]DustBowlBlues[/re]: It’s called an Idaho Spud. And they are tasty.

    [re=264027]NebraskashireGentry[/re]: That wouldn’t suprise me. Idaho is having some money trouble, but what else is new out here in the West.

    I grew up in Idaho. They’ve never been shy about taking federal money, and even the Democrats are Republicans there. (No kidding. Rep. Walt Minnick is an ex-Republican who left the party because it went crazy with right wing nuttery and bathroom sex.) I think it most likely that the state didn’t have the money or they don’t have enough people to make it to Biden’s shindig.

  • Atlas Spanked

    Idaho is not Ohio or Iowa. It’s even w-w-worse. Great scenery, but stuffed to the gills with black heli psychos.

    They’ll change their minds in about 3 months. Then whine about that too.


    I grew up in Chicago and moved to Idaho when I was 12. Among the gems…

    At age 12 we had to stop in the middle of the highway because two ranchers had to herd cattle across it. Three months prior I had been on a fucking subway.

    At age 15 one of my Mormon classmates told me the Jews “kind of” had the Holocaust coming to them because they put the blood of Christ on their children. Don’t worry he wasn’t anti-semitic since it was only “kind of.”

    At age 18 I graduated from the most diverse high school in Boise and there will still less than 10 black people in my graduating class

    At age 21, the Sodomy Law that made having gay sex punishable by five years to life was overturned by the Supreme Court.

    At age 23, was almost assaulted in Pocatello by rednecks because gravel on the road flew up from my tire and hit the windshield of their car. The gang leader of said rednecks looked like his name had to be Earl and I’m sure his job involved either tractors or propane. They’re probably just now running phone lines to his trailer for internet access.

    At age 26, [this was technically in Nevada but right on the border and the girl was from Idaho so it counts], I had to explain to a girl, when she saw my shirt, what Abercrombie and Fitch was.

    At age 26, my boyfriend tells me his parents believe the election of Obama is one of the signs in the Book of Revelation that the Second Coming is at hand.

    Esto perpetua!

  • assistant/atlas

    [re=263991]prizepig[/re]: How does one manage a bathroom goblin?

    Research is still needed, but it is likely to involve toe-tapping, buttsecks, potatoes and probably a showstopping musical number. You know the gheyz and their musicals…

  • hobospacejungle

    [re=264336]KTHXBAI[/re]: Are you parents demons from hell? No offense. But you sound kind of bitter about having to leave Chicago for Idaho, and I’m wondering what parents would put their chilluns through such a move.

    On the bright side, I graduated high school in west Houston in 1983 and there were far fewer than 10 black people in my graduating class. Get it? Bright side? All white?

    I’ll go to my room now.


    [re=264360]hobospacejungle[/re]: it was one of those things where they didn’t realize the mistake until we already got here. They were like “Oh it’s a politically mixed state, like Ohio. I mean the governor’s a Democrat.” Then we got here, just in time for the 1994 election and the state shot all the way to the right, Helen Chenoweth and all. It was awesome…about a month after we got here my mom was bitching that she couldn’t go to the opera or find any good jazz clubs.

    Now I want to go back, but Chicago’s 11% unemployment rate is staring me right in the face.

    Buttsecks. Also.

  • OzoneTom

    Okay, I happen to reside in Idaho and I’m all fer dis-onion.

    Potatoes can get by without onions better than vice-versa.

  • meyotch

    News of record that may, or may not, explain this event:

    God help us. Biggest welfare queens around, high heels and everything.

    From there, not there now, moving back. Why? I got the last good job in the country. Glad I’m in a socialized industry.

  • meyotch

    Also, the Statesman is the paper that did a long running investigative piece on former person Larry Craig’s predilection for all things creepy.

    The dems former state communications director made a hobby for over 20 years promoting this aspect of craigs psychopathology.

    We in Idaho are proud of our long history of whatever it is we do.

    Like Senator Craig told me just last summer when I ‘lobbied’ him, “Boy, in Idaho we always make sure to butter up that spud before we bake it.”

  • BluesBoos

    by buttering up the spud, he means pay the tranny-hooker before doing the blow?

  • meyotch

    [re=264601]BluesBoos[/re]: He never really explained and I’ve blocked the rest out.