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Well of course she loves that flag
Well of course she loves that flag

North Idaho Republican Heather Scott is one of your super-conservative Idaho legislators. The kind who worries that the state’s compliance with federal child support guidelines is the first step toward sharia law taking over, for instance. She carries a gun at all times, because you never know when a shootout might break out at the Capitol building. And now she’s had all her committee assignments taken away just because she spoke her mind about women in the Idaho legislature, saying at a December organizational session that women only get leadership positions if they “spread their legs.”

It probably wasn’t the smartest thing to say to Rep. Judy Boyle, a fellow Republican who’d just been appointed chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

Rep. Scott is not always what you’d call the coolest head in the Idaho lege. Rep. Christy Perry, of Nampa, and also a Republican (it’s Idaho), submitted a letter to Speaker Scott Bedke Wednesday complaining of Scott’s “paranoid and aggressive behavior,” which included an incident in which Scott damaged a fire sensor in a House caucus room. Scott thought it was a listening device installed to spy on legislators, so she busted it, as one does.

“She has displayed aggressive and anti-social behavior by sneering and glaring at members during meetings and passing in the halls,” Perry wrote. “She has even gone so far as to make false allegations regarding members of the caucus to others within the caucus and in the public realm. These allegations include accusing the female members of the caucus of sleeping with members of leadership in order to secure chairman and vice chairmanship positions.”

Perry also told reporters other women in the legislature are worried by Scott’s comments to Boyle and other behavior. “They don’t feel very safe. Rep. Scott carries a gun.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that — Perry owns a gun store and carries a gun herself, but you get the impression she’s a bit concerned about Scott having a weapon. Scott has made opposition to state Republican leadership a big part of her campaigns, and regularly complains top Republicans in the state aren’t conservative enough. She’s called, unsuccessfully, for a special session of the legislature to address the state’s imaginary “refugee crisis.” She carried a Confederate flag in a 2015 parade, and she and another Republican legislator, Sage Dixon, made a point of traveling to Oregon last year to offer their support and congratulations to the Bundy Patriot Freedompalooza occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

Scott and Rep. Ron Nate of Rexburg have been agitating to get real conservatives in control of the Idaho legislature, as opposed to the merely conservative conservatives currently running the place. To that end, they traveled around the state during the fall complaining that true conservatives don’t get an even break. Scott spoke out against the two parties in Idaho: not Republicans and Democrats, but “the gravy train party and the party working for the people.” (To be clear, she’s calling other Republicans the “gravy train” party there. Democrats barely have a trolley car in this state.) Reps. Scott and Nate have also set up a website, “Growing Freedom for Idaho,” which rails against Big Government in Idaho, complains that the tax code now recognizes same-sex marriage in “a direct violation of our Idaho State Constitution,” and generally promises to help Idaho remain a “sovereign state.” The site’s homepage declares, in boldface, “State legislators are supposed to work for the citizens, not special interests, federal agencies or the United Nations.” Glad she got the UN in there, otherwise she might have been accused of being soft on doctrine.

The Idaho Statesman notes that losing her committee assignments will significantly reduce Scott’s influence as a legislator:

In the Idaho Legislature, virtually all bills that get introduced pass through hearings in at least one committee. Committee service is where much of the legislative work gets done. It’s where lawmakers stay abreast of bills moving through the Capitol, advocate for their causes or constituents, hone their expertise on legislative subjects or work to defeat measures they oppose.

Scott had served on the Commerce, Environment and State Affairs committees. With no committee assignments, she now can vote on legislation only once it makes it onto the House floor.

For her part, Scott ignored reporters and went straight to Facebook with a post entitled “GOOD TRY MEDIA & ESTABLISHMENT TO PIT CONSERVATIVES AGAINST CONSERVATIVES TO TRY TO HIDE THE GROWING FREEDOM FOR IDAHO LIBERTY AGENDA.” She sort of apologized for her comments to Rep. Boyle, saying

Too much has been hidden from the citizens and they deserve to know what is going on in their government. The words I used to express a legitimate concern may have been too harsh, and I apologize for that as I never intended to offend anyone.

The rest of the post hints darkly at evil forces being massed to oppose her and her “freedom agenda,” suggesting that she’s merely been made a “scapegoat” for the powers that be, and even hinting her punishment was a direct result of her daring to put up her dumb website:

It is probably no coincidence that the latest “stir” from within the catacombs of “leadership” comes on the heels of the recently published freedom website helping citizens to keep better tabs on legislation and legislators called www.growingfreedomforidaho.com.

The irony of yesterday’s news article attacking our freedom movement is that it is just another attempt to hide a shenanigan. They choose to “leak” the misinformation one month after the event on the same day that all 105 legislators were given 3 hours of ethics training.

So, yeah, she’s a true patriot hero being silenced by the powerful special interests because she dares to speak out about the ugly realities, also her freedom agenda. She even closes with a fake George Orwell quote — “The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it,” which Orwell never said, — so you know she’s a True Tea Party Conservative.

Rock on, Rep. Scott. It takes a special kind of nutty to be too nutty for the Idaho Legislature.

[Idaho Statesman / Spokane Spokesman-Review / Boise Weekly / Heather Scott on Facebook]

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  • TJ Barke

    Take your treason flag back to alabama.

    • natoslug

      By way of 1861.

    • Historicat

      If people want to burn a flag, I say make it that one – it will really get them in the feels.

    • chimichanga

      Time for liberals to co-opt the American Flag. And constantly remind them of Appomattox.

  • SpideySenser

    Is Ms. Scott aware that her emotional maturity has not advanced since 7th grade? SAD!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      She was held back two years straight.

      • SpideySenser

        I’m thinking homeschooled.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          She was held back in homeschool.

  • going4baroque
  • Blacktop Autumn

    Is this what happens when your party has tilted so hard to the political extreme that mentally deranged people become electable?

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      Uh, PEEOTUS?

      • chimichanga

        ICWYDT

    • Bill D. Burger

      In many of the Western areas, especially the rural areas, and I suspect in the South and Midwest as well, any and all sane opponents are afraid for a number of reasons to run against these fools. They are vile and violent idiots and feel now unleashed by Trump. Many are indeed crazy and scary and they run for office.

      • TJ Barke

        You’re liable to end up with a murdered pet.

        • Jeffery Campbell

          You’re cute to think it would stop with pets.

          • TJ Barke

            That was before.

      • SpideySenser

        Hell, some of my neighbors have become verbally vile via permission from Trump. I had no idea their level of prejudices. And they say that shit OUT LOUD!

        • Blacktop Autumn

          I have a few relatives who have become the same way.

          Christmas was interesting.

          • SpideySenser

            I have no doubt it was! Hide the booze from the crazy uncle or cousin, you know how they escalate.

    • Anna Rompage

      Thanks Obama!

    • Shalimar

      Electable. sure. They send them to the state capitol to get them out of the local community. As the article shows, no one in the capitol wants them either.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Gawwd’ amighty’! Beeotch waves the Confederate flag, refers to immigrants as leeches, threatens violence…..and can still opine when her committee positions are taken from her: “I never meant to offend anybody.”

    bwwwwwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
    It’s so Republican Tea Potty.

    “I’m not the bigot. You’re the bigot. You’re another one.” “I’m not the bigot. You’re the bigot. You’re another one.” “I’m not the bigot. You’re the bigot. You’re another one.” “I’m not the bigot. You’re the bigot. You’re another one.”

    • Ghenghis McCann

      “I never meant to offend anybody who agrees with whatever I say.”

  • Me not sure
  • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

    With so much media coverage, she can now proudly proclaim herself a Famous Potato

  • FlemmishSpy

    Didn’t fellow Idahoan Larry Craig spread his legs, too?

    • Blacktop Autumn

      Nope.

      Ass cheeks.

    • Wild Cat

      …and his cheeks…

    • Bill D. Burger

      And Larry “The Fairy From the Prairie” Craig took a very ‘wide stance.’

    • Wild Cat

      …and his lips…

  • Wild Cat

    My mother used to say, “Don’t make fun of the retarded.”
    Fuck! I just did.

    • doktorzoom

      Ahem.

      — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

  • laughingnome

    So when is Trump appointing her as ambassador to Mexico?

  • Hobbes’ Evil Twin
    • Bill D. Burger

      Ultimate irony (Baggers and Trumpanzees do it all the time) : Waving the Confederate flag and shouting: “U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. ….”

      • chortlingdingo

        It’s like… they don’t know that the Confederacy didn’t want to be a part of the U.S.

      • chimichanga

        Appomattox, Bitch

    • Swampay

      Glad to see SOMEONE is standing up to represent Idaho’s place in the the proud southren heritage represented by the stars n bars.

      No, really. It’s about heritage. It’s about history.

  • Anna Rompage

    No only do those fire sensors listen in on conversations, but they can spray mind control Chemtrails if they pick up on a conversation that doesn’t toe the line with bigly brother’s thinking!

  • o’look Skwerl!

    women only get leadership positions if they “spread their legs.”

    Not only that but it’s the only way they get seats on public transportation.

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–EoO0eTfP–/bdtrabftaghsabvpkdtb.jpg

    • ViveLaPeésistance

      Ouch.

      • o’look Skwerl!

        The pole is suggestive. It might be her penis.

        • Paul Julian Gould

          Yoga Pron!

        • mardam422

          I thought she was a dancer. But no place to tip.

      • Paul Julian Gould

        Indeed… my exceedingly hosed old back, and painful old hips just asked me to never view a meme like that… They said they had to curl up in fetal position, which, when you think about it, sounds like a really obscure yoga position, only attempted by those that are about to hit nirvana anyway…

    • Nockular cavity

      Take that, manspreaders.

  • Creepoman
    • Wild Cat

      Doesn’t that America and its concerns and humor seem about 5,000 years ago?

      I’m getting old and the country is getting beyond sick.

  • ViveLaPeésistance

    I look at Congress and our state legislatures and I keep thinking, “Really? This is the best we can do?”

    • Celtic_Gnome

      It’s the best we can do when a majority of the sane Americans aren’t willing to put themselves through the shitshow of an election that’s going to result in them and their families being attacked, verbally and, possibly, physically, by the deranged hyenas made bold by their internet megaphone.

  • TJ Barke

    Loves freedom, as long as you’re the right kind of people.

  • MynameisBlarney

    She is going piss off palin and bachmann…
    This lady’s batshit-crazy is over 9000!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Is that what that is? I thought it was economic anxiety.

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    closes with a fake George Orwell quote

    I love it when conservatives try to quote socialists. They sound so brainy!

  • sw19bender

    She sounds exactly like one of those twitter putinbots.

    • Paperless Tiger

      She’s been psyco-activated!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    One wonders what, in her mind, would constitute the “best” Idaho? Since having it full to the brim of other white people, highly conservative, and armed at all times is not quite good enough for her.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Theocracy is usually the answer with these clowns.

      • sw19bender

        …then infighting amongst who are the True Believers.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Actually, I think everything would be perfect if she was in charge.

        That’s not much to ask, is it?

  • exinkwretch

    As a native son of Idaho’s 1st Legislative District (my maternal grandfather held the seat for 1 term that Ms. Snott now has), I am ashamed that this moonbat somehow managed to win two elections.

    • Brendan_M

      Go back and run against her. Wonkette will fund your campaign with dozens of dollars!

      • exinkwretch

        It’s gone too far to the dark side. I can never return. I’m too comfortable in Commie Land 300 miles away on the west side of the Cascades.

        • Brendan_M

          Get a stubborn cousin to run!

      • mardam422

        And votes!

      • exinkwretch

        Ms. Snott had a sane, credible Sandpoint Democrat as an opponent in November and that challenger got Trumped.

        • Brendan_M

          Fine, let’s go with 2nd Amendment solutions. She’d be a hypocrite if she objected.

  • Martini Ambassador
    • Pisciatoiojohn

      Definitely several bratwursts try of an Oktoberfest.

      • chimichanga

        DAs war ganz komisch! A new one to steal

    • folderol

      One neuron shy of a synapse.

  • Michael R

    What is it with Northern Alabama in the news so much lately ?

  • She carried a Confederate flag in a 2015 parade

    Which… in a saner country, should have disqualified her in the eyes of citizens of these UNITED STATES from ever holding public office.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Openly advocating treason is usually something frowned upon.

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        #TrumpWillFixThat

    • mardam422

      She was just honoring those of the Idaho militia (the fightin’ spuds) who fought in the Civil War. It’s a heritage thing, you know.

      • Oblios_Cap

        They all had more than two eyes.

  • Nounverb911

    So when does northern Idaho secede from the ‘liberal southern part of the state?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Contempt for south Idaho is the one thing that has long united the northmen of all political varieties.

  • Tiny kaiju

    It’s getting to the point where we need to put anti-psychotic meds in the water. Where are the men in white coats with large nets when you need them.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I thought the chemtrails were for mass distribution of anti-psychotic meds?

      • Roger Wilco

        You are correct. It is one of the “fly-over states”. We’ll work on the dosage…

    • Nockular cavity

      Shhh! That’s what the fluoride is for.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    IP;DR.
    Insufficiently pneumatic; did not read.

  • Look Closer

    Welcome to Murika…

    “Man stabbed in KKK attack says Trump is responsible for emboldening white nationalists”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/man-stabbed-in-kkk-attack-says-trump-is-responsible-for-emboldening-white-nationalists/

  • sw19bender

    “Stranger Things is a documentary!?!! Wake up Sheeple!!!??!”

  • TJ Barke

    Why do these fucks think that freedom means stepping on other people?

    • Blacktop Autumn

      Because doing so helps them ignore their own failures.

    • Pisciatoiojohn

      Life is a zero-sum game to these people. They live in a Hobbesian world. The social contract is a charade to them. They think everyone is as vicious at heart as they are.

  • goonemeritus

    When the electorate has been conditioned to only vote for people hostile to government. Forming a functional legislature may present challenges.

    • Pisciatoiojohn

      The GOP believes the government is the problem; so naturally the moment they get in power they commence to prove it.

      • TJ Barke

        “The government is corrupt and broken! Elect me and I’ll make sure of it!

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        When the GOP is in power, the government is the problem, so I can see where they got that idea.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    “I never intended to offend anyone”

    Welcome to Trump’s America where talk about female legislators “spreading their legs” is a gray area when it comes to manners and decorum.

    • Tiny kaiju

      Hey, as long as you don’t say vagina in the context of women’s healthcare, it’s all good.

      • Suttree

        Or film anything in the Capitol once C-SPAN gets cut off.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Does that apply when Russian TV cuts in?

          • Suttree

            That will be the new filter material.

      • puredog

        Or mention menstruation.

  • Tiny kaiju

    Hey Dok, dumb question. I went poking around the Wikiquote link and the only thing similar I found was “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Was this what the conservatives mangled into defense of derp?

    • tomamitai

      It’s the last one in the “Misattributed” section.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    This woman is a loony.

  • goonemeritus

    I know how she feels, my refusal to open my legs for advancement damned me to non leadership in my high school chess club.

    • Pisciatoiojohn

      You were rooked.

    • Suttree

      I am now having my doubts about why I was captain on my wrestling team.

      • goonemeritus

        SLUT !!!!!111!!!!!!!

    • Mickey Donovan

      I think her problem is that she kept offering to spread ’em and no one took her up on it.

      • PhilOiseaubay

        But the crazy ones are great in the sack!

    • nick kelly

      You have to check before you mate

    • mailman27

      Needed some work on your knight moves.

  • arglebargle

    Is it possible to have just one shenanigan?

    • sw19bender

      The trouble is they’re very more-ish.

    • Suttree

      We only have one true Shananigan and she’s a libtart!

    • Mavenmaven

      Only if you have a shillelagh.

    • Nockular cavity

      Surprised me, too. I thought they were always in groups. Perhaps it’s a monopole shenanigan?

    • Querolous

      When a shenanigan and a henanigan love each other then they…

  • msanthropesmr

    Confederate flag in Idaho?
    False flag

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Nothing says more about your idea of freedom than a Confederate flag.

    • Red Bird Resistance Engineer

      Grasp of history, also.

  • Belasaurius

    crazy in the head=wild in the sack

    • Jenny

      Yeah, but then there’s the whole running for your life part.

    • Pisciatoiojohn

      “Never stick your dick in crazy, son.” – American Folk Wisdom

    • exinkwretch

      Nah. She’d be whistlin’ Dixie instead of working the whistle, if you know what I mean, and I think that you do.

      • Mickey Donovan

        And she’d have a bigger iron dick than you.

  • Jenny

    Come on down to Texas, hun. You’ll fit right in.

    • Historicat

      Don’t we have enough of that already?

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Who wants to be a small fish in a big pond?

  • Tom65

    I think Trump just found his new ATF director.

    • exinkwretch

      Nuge libel!

  • President in Exile Firefly

    The real news is that Idaho *has* a legislature.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      It’s a part-time gig.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      If no one’s said this yet: Dok, I’m so sorry.

  • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn
  • azeyote

    the winters are long and cold up there where the welcoming mat for white supremacists has been out for so many years – and with little to do besides trying to stay warm after chasing animals on your snow mobile, i can see why she spends the rest of her time, legs spread like a fur trap – waiting for some varmint, any varmint – knowing those other bitches must be doing the same thing – she can’t be the only one – oh it’s a long cold winter up in those mountains

  • C4TWOMAN

    saying at a December organizational session that women only get leadership positions if they “spread their legs.”

    Presumably she knows this from experience?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Well, she is a Republican…

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      She’s mad that nobody wanted to spread her legs & slip her a big leadership position

  • Beowoof14

    Carrying a gun and a Traitor Flag around, she fits right in with Treason Trump and the boys.

  • C4TWOMAN

    and she and another Republican legislator, Sage Dixon, made a point of traveling to Oregon last year to offer their support and congratulations to the Bundy Patriot Freedompalooza occupiers of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

    You mean these obvious terrorists who for some reason did NOT die in a hail of bullets?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e266f0394301732104aa1a4f4c8f57f6cb3b378282d95075ee33508f1e41eb01.jpg

  • schmannity

    I thought Repukians spread their butt cheeks for committee assignments.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    The Idaho Statesman notes that losing her committee assignments will significantly reduce Scott’s influence as a legislator

    True, but her influence as a gun-toting maniac stalking the halls is likely to increase significantly.

  • Roger Wilco

    Idaho, yes, Famous Potatoes, Turnips, Republicans etc. No plagiarism attached, fake plagiarism. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c498dee1176eaf76ea846ddc1cb8f6a8350c2dc3b3c0d1c9fc45633d156bd76.jpg

    • therblig

      yamfisted humor, if you ask me

  • Oblios_Cap

    So they’re worried about this whacko packing heat? Just arm yourselves like you tell the rest of us to do.

    Dok – She’s gonna have a lot of free time. Is there a hookup in y’alls future?

    • doktorzoom

      I’m taken. And not just with myself.

      • shastakoala

        One whacko at a time! :)

  • Mavenmaven

    Trump’s new chief of security.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Nobody wants to fuck Heather and she’s pissed. C’mon Idaho guys, crazy in the head …

  • Shibusa

    I came here to read potato puns from the wonkette commen-taters.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I know that you didn’t intend to ruffle any feelings but let the chips fall where they may.

    • Usedtobeyellerdawg

      What an a-peeling passtime!

    • Querolous

      If eye had a potato pun eye would post it here. Twice.

    • therblig

      waiting to hear from wikileaks’ julienne

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      Puns really starch my shorts.

  • The Librarian

    If Rep. Scott is too crazy even for Idaho, does that mean she’s a perfect fit for the Trump administration?

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      He read this article & is finding a new position in his cabinet as we speak

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Assumes reading ability on Trump’s part. We all know better.

  • Ray in VT

    This is the sort of crazy that’s found a nice little niche in today’s GOP. If they all went away imagine the loss in tin foil sales, so I guess that they serve some purpose.

  • Nockular cavity

    Points off for not actually shooting the fire sensor.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Sage Dixon? Get outta here. For real?

  • OneYieldRegular

    “GrowingfreedomforIdaho”

    Just so you know, I like my freedom baked, with a pat of butter and sour cream. But those freedom fries are pretty good too.

    • exinkwretch

      Where are the chives and bacon bits? Are you a Democrat, or even worse, a vegan?

    • therblig

      for the foreseeable future, all freedoms will be half-baked

  • anon_the_great

    In the Real Washington our rootin tootin armed crazy Lady Ledgie was Senator Pam Roach. Packin Pam pulled a pistol on the staff in her caucus, twice. That got her banned from the caucus, banned that is, until the Repubs needed her vote. But Pam was not a One Trick pony. In he 16 years she brought the gears of Gomint grinding to a halt until an unlawful floral arraignment (violated limits on lobbyist spending) was returned to he desk on the Senate floor, signed on to every bad legislation to ooze from ALEC, and in Pam’s last hurrah, fought to return cursive handwriting to the public school curriculum because her grandchildren couldn’t read her birthday cards.

    Shed no tears for Pistol Pam. Senator Roach is now happily bringing her special flavor of Tebagging to the People as a county commissioner while her creepy son keeps the family Barony legacy alive with his ass in her old seat in the Senate desk.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      A floral arraignment is the centerpiece of any criminal investigation.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        It really pulls the room together.

    • exinkwretch

      I know Pam, and Pam, as my dear departed old man would say, is crazier than a shithouse rat.

    • suziq

      Before I moved I was in Dan Roach’s district in his earlier years. One day he came a doorbellin’ and introduced himself. I said I know who you are and proceeded to complain about something I was being screwed over. He told me to contact his assistant and give him the info. I talked to him (the assistant) on the phone once then sent him a pile of paperwork. He never got back to me. It wasn’t about something crazy, I was trying to get Women’s Business Enterprise certification for the business I owned and ran but because I am married and my husband worked for me they said it was a 50/50 business and to be WBE certified it has to be at least 51% business owned. So when our daughters started working for me I gave them some stock (Corp) but they ignored that. Whole thing is stupid. If you are going to have programs like that they should actually do something.
      Point is, Dan Roach is a mean old idiot.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    When you are so truly bat shit crazy you are too bat shit crazy even for the ususal bat shit crazy.

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      Bat shit (aka guano) is highly toxic. Much like these crazy Repubs.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Let me get this straight…she disabled a fire sensor because she thought it was spying on her? And she carries a gun all the time?

    I have a feeling this lady will make the national news someday. And not in a good way.

    • TheBoatDude

      Hell, I took the battery out of the smoke detector because I needed it for the remote…

      • Celtic_Gnome

        If I took the battery out of the smoke detector, I’d never be able to cook again.

    • Professor Fate

      Yes, it’s sad when you read about someone like this and think ‘if we’re lucky she ends up only shooting herself”.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    “Promote statewide legislation for term limits for elected officials.” is one of her plaform planks. Too bad she couldn’t get traction on that one.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Exactly how do “sane” republicans (Collins, Murkowski, etc.) live with the fact that if you’re bigoted, crazy or paranoid and you’re in politics, there is a 99% chance that you’re a Republican?

    That would bother me.

    • puredog

      Y’see, those on the right don’t see the world the same way. To them, Barbara Lee, Harry Reid and Corey Booker (just to grab three quick examples) are all “bigoted, crazy [and] paranoid,” and all Democrats.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The GOP is already a minority; they can’t hope to hang on to power without the crazies and the racists and the ignoranuses in their camp.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Aren’t crazy people supposed to NOT get guns?

    • therblig

      the fringe shall not be infringed

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    I wasn’t aware that you could have a single shenanigan, sort of standing on its own.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Like quarks, they’re hard to isolate.

    • Historicat

      That’s why I sort comments by Oldest first.

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      I use “shenanigans” in conversation as often as possible. I’m offended that this crazy lady is co-opting my word!

  • MΩebym

    Rare is the woman who makes Palin and Bachmann seem reasonable.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    The “FREEDOM FOR IDAHO LIBERTY AGENDA” makes my brain hiccup. Their liberty needs to be freed?

    • tomamitai

      Or deep fried, like, well, just about everything they eat.

    • Ya know…
      an enterprising punkster could totally drawn the connection between Ms. Scott and buddy Nate’s obvious global cabal connections what with the Agenda and all

  • Unhappy Fingers

    I think this woman needs to ease up on her Meth intake.

    • Probably the only time I will EVER get to say this, so….
      METH LIBULLZZZ!!!!!!

      • exinkwretch

        Yep. She could be PCP-level nutso.

        • Tundrafig

          Ketamine! Lots and lots (and lots) of ketamine!

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie
    • MeerkatsRMammals

      Yeah…sure…that seems like a wonderful idea. I’m sure nothing bad will come of that scenario.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        So, if he gives them a gun, ad they shoot someone, where’s he stand legally?

  • baconzgood

    She seems sane.

  • Ducksworthy

    North Idaho is also about the only place left in this country where one can find wolverines in the wild.

  • NotReallyHere

    I sometimes wonder what would happen if Heather Scott procreated with Matt Shea (my rep *barf*) across the boarder in West North Idaho Liberty Washington. Their both ultra-paranoid, hard core right-wing nutters.

    I think something like this might happen.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b9566eec84d5ede164562fb3ebf719754611479ab4c1356a240c80142da815ef.jpg

    • Iam Reading

      I hate that these fuck faces infest Boise for 3 months every year.

    • exinkwretch

      Matt couldn’t find his ass with both hands, so it’s unlikely he could get his pecker in the right spot for procreation. Thankfully.

      • NotReallyHere

        This is an excellent point!

      • DD

        That and she doesn’t seem to be keen on spreading her legs for anything as liberal as procreation.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Also, AG’s office today declined to charge her supporters criminally for alleged harassment of political opponents.

  • Garbageman

    Yes, Gen. Beauregard . . . I recall those courageous Idaho veterans of the Confederacy . . .

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      As soon as I saw the picture, I thought the same! If you are native Idahoan(?), there’s only ONE reason for schlepping around a Confederate flag…and it’s not because you’re a fan of southern hospitality.

      • Garbageman

        As somebody who has spent nearly his entire life in the South, and who was born and raised here, I swear to God . . . I hate that fuckin’ flag so much . . .

        • MeerkatsRMammals

          Agreed. The Confederate flag is the flag of a traitor. Plain & simple. Even if you take all the other horrible connotations away, that’s what it boils down to. The fact that those who claim to be “patriots” proudly let this freak flag fly is so bizarre.

          • Garbageman

            I try – very hard – to give some of these ignoramuses the benefit of the doubt and presume they wouldn’t really fly that abomination if they truly understood what it represents . . .

          • CatCafe de la Resistance

            Oh, they understand what it means, exactly. That’s why they like it.

          • Garbageman

            Some of ’em do, no doubt . . . the rest are just dumbasses . . .

          • CatCafe de la Resistance

            That is certainly true. No argument there.

        • Unclejeems

          Most of the flag-fliers outside the south–and that includes the idiots who have flag stickers here on their pickups in Indiana–have no idea that that’s not even the bona-fide flag of the southern confederacy. It’s just the battle flag–the southern cross. But I’ve come to believe that really, their use of that flag has very little to do with the South. It’s become the symbol of the Redneck Nation, nation-wide. They display it as an in-your-face and up-yours to all us uppity, effete, politically correct elites.

          To me, it’s become a symbol of people who are proud of their prejudice and deliberate ignorance. The fact that the nation is now dominated by a politics that feeds on that prejudice and that ignorance is really what gives me night chills.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Could these be the same people who think Obamacare and the ACA are two completely different things?

      • Salmon River Libby

        Ms. Scott moved to Idaho a couple of decades ago.
        She came from Ohio.
        Over the last few years “Redoubters” have moved to Northern Idaho and they most certainly would cast their vote for her.

  • MeerkatsRMammals

    By all means, go around smashing fire sensors! That way, when an actual fire breaks out you’ll have no warning & won’t have to worry about anyone spying on you anymore!

    • Yr. Gma

      She could pee on the fire.

      • MeerkatsRMammals

        That’s one way to snuff it out ;)

        • Tundrafig

          But wouldn’t she have to spread her legs to do so?

          (Scratching head in puzzlement . . . )

  • yyyaz

    Yeah, nothing says “freedom” like the icon for slavery.

  • aureolaborealis

    Could this be more wingnut projection?

  • CatCafe de la Resistance

    There’s nothing quite as wingnutty as an Idaho wingnut. They are bona fide nuts up there. We have leftie friends who live there for the beauty and outdoors life, who are forced to register Republican just to stop the ultra-Republican crazies. As you say, the Democrats don’t even have a trolley care there. Not even a trolley SEAT.

    • Rex Thorne

      Unsurprising that the radical-right turns on Conservatives if they don’t have any modern people to scapegoat. These nuts will consume each other.

  • JustDon’tSayPeePee

    Really surprised she hasn’t spouted any SovCit bullshit. She’s just within reach of it,too.

    • Yr. Gma

      Sounds like one to me.

    • Jukesgrrl

      She can probably see Russia from her porch.

  • I enjoy when i appear sane. And next to this lady, i am saner than ever before!

  • themidniteskulker

    Sounds like someone’s churning up some publicity, hoping to score a gig in the Trump administration…

  • Relativicus

    “She carries a gun at all times, because you never know when a shootout might break out at the Capitol building.”

    I mean, it is Militia Central, no?

    But the rebel flag? Fucking Idaho didn’t even become a state until 25 years after the Civil War!

    • Scrofula

      She’s really just a John Schneider fan, which is understandable.

      • Relativicus

        If it weren’t for Mark Harmon, Schneider would be America’s Greatest Living Actor.

        • Scrofula

          [snort] what, not “Ducky”?

          • Jukesgrrl

            DUH, no, not Ducky. He was not the quarterback of UCLA. He just has an ordinary SAG card, issued to all English people at birth.

          • Scrofula

            I know, I know, I just can’t separate that show from my Mother, and now you’ve spoiled it with me thinking she’s into the boss dude. GODDAMMIT SHE LIKES DUCKY not the Harmon dude. Of course, I still can’t explain Longmire (besides the chick from Battlestar, for me anyway), Hawaii 5-O, the other NCIS, Criminal MInds, Grimmly Ever After, all the other shit on network TV. Wait, is this the open thread? No, only 1:15pm? Whatever, Friday.

          • Lurking Splendorist

            Yes Ilya Kyriakin.

          • Scrofula

            Way too obscure. Whatever, my Mother likes him, not Jethro or whatever the fuck.

          • Lurking Splendorist

            I found him quite hot back in my youth. Your mother must have also!

          • Scrofula

            lalala I can’t hear you

        • Jukesgrrl

          FTW!

      • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

        John Schneider libulz!!!

        John Schneider (born 1950) is an American classical guitarist. He performs in just intonation and well-temperament, including Pythagorean tuning, including works by Lou Harrison, LaMonte Young, John Cage, and Harry Partch. He often arranges pieces for guitar and other instruments such as harp or percussion.

        Schneider is a professor of music at Los Angeles Pierce College, hosts the KPFK weekly radio program “Global Village”, and is founder of MicroFest.

        He is also the founder and musical director of Partch, an ensemble dedicated to the music of Harry Partch. With this ensemble, he won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium for Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances (Bridge Records, 2014). He owns several copies of different instruments designed by Harry Partch as well as a collection of guitars with microtonal fretboards.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Cp8XP66JM

        Yeah yeah, the other John Schneider.

    • ltmcdies

      carrying a gun while displaying some emotional instability you say….if only there were some way to keep tabs on that sort mix of guns and off the wall behavior

  • Scrofula

    Can someone more clever than me write a chrome extension to replace “Sharia Law” with “Old Testament” or “Abrahamic/Mosaic” Law? You can’t quote Leviticus and go off on . . . oh fuck it, how many times have I said that shit this decade?

    • Rex Thorne

      Word Replacer II already exists.

      • Scrofula

        Yeah, but we have to force it on the “muslins are evil” crowd. I’ll admit that I haven’t thought this through, like most things.

  • Khavrinen

    “women only get leadership positions if they “spread their legs.””

    If this is said by a woman in ( sort of ) a leadership position, does it count as projection, or just a strait out confession?

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Wishful thinking.

  • marxalot

    So, I guess freedumb is growing in Idaho?

    • UpstateNYObserver

      No, just dumb. As the rest of us will find it will be far from “Free”..

  • Clyde Barrow

    After a military stint, I lived in the Idaho panhandle for 3 years during the early 90’s (fish out of water!), and that place was already chock full of anti-government wingnuts and separatists. It has continued to be a magnet for crazies and dimwitted reactionaries since. One would think that following the herd mentality of espousing dumbfuck Right Wing bullshit would defy “personal freedom”, but explaining that to them is like convincing a tree to walk, it is completely futile.

    By no coincidence that the world’s largest lead mine and smelter were in the panhandle, seriously polluting everything with lead and the heavy metals used to extract the ore. If you’re wondering what lead does to the body and mind, just Google it. The symptoms are eerily similar to the behaviors of Right Wing fanatics.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    She’ll never replace Michelle Fiore in my heart.

    • phoenix00

      One L.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Doh!

      • Zyxomma

        Easy mistake to make, since most of us think of Michele, one L as Bachman (wife of the glitter-bombed Marcus). Eventually, that may change

        • phoenix00

          True, the nutjobs do start sounding the same after a while.

    • Yeah, we really don’t need a 99-cent store version of Michelle Fiore (especially since Fiore is a “Kmart discount-bin” version of Sarah Palin.)

  • Stulexington

    “true conservatives don’t get a break” says the ‘true’ conservative who’s in the legislature.

  • Verena Block

    Oooh, The Freedom Agenda page is fun: http://growingfreedomidaho.com/freedom-agenda/

    This one Congress is taking care of:
    “Repeal State Health Insurance Exchange”

    • phoenix00

      So how many are on the ACA?

      • UpstateNYObserver

        It the corollary to ones who scream at the Democrats “Keep your government hands off my Medicare”. It’s gone way past ignorant and all the way to terminal stupidity.

        • phoenix00

          But noone’s got time for policy or definitions or things? Lock her up!

  • Celtic_Gnome

    This country will never be able to correct its course until a majority of Americans admit that the farthest fringes of the conservative movement are mentally unstable, or, to use the language of the DSM, completely bonkers.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Hey, no professional jargon!

    • phoenix00

      Features, not bugs.

    • Gregory Brown

      I believe the actual text of the DSM runs thusly: “Crazier than a rat in a coffee can.”

  • Ilgattomorte

    You know, I feel for her, because the other day I walked into my office and exclaimed, “No one gets ahead in this company unless they suck all of the managers cocks and give rimjobs to the shift supervisors, because they are a bunch of lousy crack whores.” and, believe it or not, they fired me. I was shocked!

    I was just trying to address legitimate concerns and, while I may have spoken too harshly, I never meant to offend anyone by talking about all of the cocksucking and rimjobbing that goes on in order to get ahead.

    In fact, I’m sure I was fired because of my political beliefs and my concern for freedom and stuff and not for my insightful comments on the state of industry and business in this modern age. It’s so unfair.

    • irishdave3

      ” to get a head”…I see what you did there..And I like it!

  • AlanInSF

    Is it that the people with the least exposure to America’s controversial problems are the most fanatically worried about them, or that people who are unreasonably paranoid all move to (or stay in, if native) the places — “safe spaces,” if you will — where they will have the least exposure to them? Either way, in the good old days these people idolize, they would have been involuntarily commited.

  • Unpresidented Ron

    It’s heartening to see that Ms. Scott celebrates the proud Confederate heritage of Idaho.

    • Gregory Brown

      It is a well known historical fact that Gen. Robert E. Lee depended heavily on the advice of prominent Idaho Confederates when they met in the Gettysburg McDonalds to plan the great battle.

  • Alan

    I wonder about the people who voted for this kook.

    • Gregory Brown

      I worry about the people who voted for this lunatic.

  • Johnnymoreno

    I “admire” her random use of “scare quotes.” It gives even “the” most inane of screeds, a sort of sly innuendo, suggesting the “sinister” in the commonplace.

    • “Your” observations “are” very “amusing”

      • Gregory Brown

        “Indeed.”

  • Shawn Renee Ernoehazy

    Where I work, if she presented for treatment she would placed with the delusional and schizo-spectrum patients. She destroyed a smoke detector (government property) because she feared it was a listening device? She was not involuntarily committed?

    • javadavis

      Thank Reagan for shutting down community mental health clinics.

  • UpstateNYObserver

    We have to remember that she was elected by the voters of her district. Clear evidence that it’s a place that should be behind razor wire, watch towers and land mines.

    • brucej

      Uhh, this is Idaho, home of paranoid peppers and whack jobs. Her district os probably already behind razor wire, guard towers and land mines…

  • Tony Emond

    Ah yes, Idaho, that well-known Confederate, southern state…

    • irishdave3

      Some people say Ida is the Mississippi of West which is so …WRONG! Truth be told, Mississippi is the Ida Ho of the South….

  • Phoenixdoglover

    I am bemused (amused, too) by the concerns about the UN coming from dwellers of interior America. You would have an easier time mining gold from tap water* than finding any evidence of UN influence on places like the Idaho panhandle.

    *ask me about my exciting newsletter, which describes in detail how to mine Gold, Silver, and other precious minerals from tap water, using common items found around your home.

  • Duke

    Another attractive Republican nutjob.

    Note to Heather:

    Accusing other people of unusual or spectacular offenses is often done by people who have done such themselves.

  • r m reddicks

    Her own private Idaho.

    • Gregory Brown

      Bam!

  • Mike Steele

    Lady MS here: Until I found Dok, only proof I had that Idaho was really inhabited was my father’s brother (thus my uncle) Ted, a retired court reporter who lived in Wallace. Never actually met him in person, though we spoke by phone several times – he was very bright & funny – and still have bizarre metal dog sculpture he sent one Xmas on the hearth. Luckily for Ted, his expiration date was 2006, so he was spared both Trump and the charming Heather:).

  • fawkedifiknow

    Some states are “laboratories of democracy” and other states are “laveratories of democracy.”

    • brucej

      Some of them are the meth laboratories of democracy…

  • harryeagar

    Sometime in the ’60s, Mad ran a cover for “the Alarmist Digest.” The top article was “We are Losing Idaho and Montana to the Russians!” The second was “Who wants them?” taken from Pravda.

    Once again, life imitates art

  • akita96th

    You can hear the nutts rattling in her loony head.

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