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Kremlin, Montana, is a census-designated place that boasted 126 souls in the 2000 census, though its Wikipedia page still hasn’t updated for 2010. We are going to guess without any evidence whatsoever that the entire town sent the poor 2010 census workers packing at the barrel of a couple AR-15s.

What part of “no trespassing” don’t census workers understand?

In the 2016 general election, in Hill County Precinct 20 (which covers Kremlin and Gildford), Donald Trump won 179 votes. Hillary Clinton received 51, and Gary Johnson and Jill Stein sucked up 19 and 6, respectively.

Thirteen hundred extra people in Hill County, Montana, got Medicaid when Democratic Governor Steve Bullock accepted Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. There are no figures for Medicaid expansion in Kremlin, which sort of doesn’t really exist.

Though not far from the Rocky Boy Indian reservation, it is 99.21 percent white.

It still manages to have two churches.

And these thingies.

We are not going to say Kremlin, Montana, should learn to vote its interests, because at least the people on Medicaid expansion probably voted for Hillary. MAYBE.

But we will say we were awfully happy to get past Kremlin and into North Dakota, which was full of grandbaby (MINE).

So here are some happier pictures to end this really terrific post.

That is a smiling baby. Tell me it’s gas, and I will cut you.

The end.

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  • The Wanderer

    Kremlin seemed a bit vacant. Are you sure it wasn’t a Potemkin Village?

    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      You win.

    • msanthropesmr

      “Potrumpkin”

      • msanthropesmr

        Or even better “Protrumpkin”

    • AmusedAmused

      Of course, it’s very easy to tell. A true Potemkin village has a river, brightly colored facades and actors strolling about, playing balalaikas and singing folk songs.

      • Amy!

        What about the battleship?

    • memzilla Ω

      I give your comment five czars.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    No grain elevators? Fake news!

    • arglebargle

      No grain elevators pyramids? Fake news!

  • Wild Cat

    “One Day in the Life of Bubba Denisovich”

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      LOL!!

  • SadDemInTex

    These people are crazy. But the grand baby is sweet!

  • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

    Siberian gulags looks more inviting.

    • Randy Riddle

      Melania’s cold icy stare looks more inviting.

  • chascates

    What’s the average rent and broadband speed in these flyover burgs? I don’t mind living in Hicksville if I have fast internet and it’s 420-friendly.

  • Shoto

    A brand-new, shiny Wonkette Babby!

  • arglebargle

    freedumb

  • Swampay

    awwww, wonkbabbies.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • William

    Is there some place a decent, concerned Russian can go to talk about adoption?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14e4220d3a907f3e0148707b4fb2b319ec46febfc47a1ec00407163db9f5f163.jpg

    • Ryan Denniston

      No doubt these are persons 9-12 who attended the meeting and who we’ll soon hear about.

      • mardam422

        And wait until the Powerpoint presentation leaks out.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    The cinder block crop is coming in nicely this year.

    • Crystalclear12

      It had a rocky start.

      • Doug Langley

        I’ll have to take that for granite.

        • SDGeoff3

          I’m too stoned to get it.

    • Bobathonic

      You can see how they want to aggregate.

      • SDGeoff3

        You win.

    • Querolous

      Gneiss that you noticed.

  • proudgrampa

    Babbies! We want BABBIES!

  • Michael Smith

    Nice!

    And wow that’s a spooky little borderline ghost town. Wikipedia said it was designed as a cattle range stop along the railroad. Probably doesn’t get much use anymore.

    Often, white + obsolescence = Trump Voter

  • lucidamente

    Wow, Editrix, these look like lost photos by Stephen Shore.

    • rebecca

      had to look that up. you are too kind, he’s so great!

  • schmannity

    Sister city to Moscow, Idaho?

    • rosenbomb

      Hey now, at least Moscow is populated during the school year

    • PubOption

      Or St. Petersburg FL?

  • AmusedAmused

    Why can’t the residents build a proper kremlin? Losers.

    • Yr. Gma

      Those churches are sadly lacking in gold leaf and onion domes.

  • proudgrampa

    Looks about as abandoned as Chernobyl…

  • Michael Smith

    I wonder if the pastors at those two churches refer to themselves as the Kremlin’s top ministers.

    That might be too highbrow for the town.

  • Boscoe

    Isn’t that church the set where they film Preacher?

    • schmannity

      The whole place looks like the set from The Book of Eli.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Heh…
        That movie had to be the longest “GO TO CHURCH SINNER!” commercial ever.

      • Randy Riddle

        This whole place looks like the set for “Manos, The Hands of Fate”.

        • Bobathonic

          Home of Mayor Torgo.

        • The Wanderer

          “Everybody’s picture looks like their last known photograph.”

  • schmannity

    Don’t miss St. Basil’s Pentacostal.

  • Crystalclear12

    Where’s the pee hooker brothel?

    • schmannity

      Pee hooker outhouse.

      FIFY

  • MynameisBlarney
    • chascates

      And the answer is more guns?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Of course!

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Yay grandbabies! Here’s to the health & happiness of the entire growing Wonkette family.

  • dslindc

    I’ll just go ahead and add Kremlin, MT to the list of places I don’t ever need to visit.

    • AmusedAmused

      Liberal snobbery.

      • dslindc

        I keep getting told I’m a typical libtard. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • Crystalclear12

          Well, you’re special to us, honey.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Where are you gonna get a latte or get the Volvo repaired?

    • thixotropic jerk

      It’s not so bad, its the big city compared to Havre! Harvest time on the farm was always fun, just don’t go during winter!

  • Terpsichord

    Welcome to the new l’il Wonketteer.

  • memzilla Ω

    … it is 99.21 percent white.

    I’ve never even had teeth or underwear that were 99.21% white.

    • SweetDeeKat

      So there’s one blah/brown/mooslim person? Poor guy.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Native American I bet, with the Res there.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Right up there with Ivory soap.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Li’l Auntie Donna Rose

  • Yr. Gma

    That child has already learned the first rule of Grandma Management, smile. Rebecca, there is nothing better than grandmaing, and I welcome you to the club. Donna Rose looks like she has auntying down, too.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    That fourth picture is the bleakest low-budget graveyard I’ve ever seen.

  • dslindc

    They probably get many snowflakes in the winter. Did you see any safe spaces?

    • BrianW

      Judging from those pictures, no. Not a single one.

    • Bobathonic

      Sounds like the entire town may just be a safe space.

  • mrFawkes

    Where’s the pics of the Lennon Sister Tomb?

    • Yr. Gma

      Only one of them is currently dead, right? I need to go consult my Lawrence Welk blog.

  • William

    Thanks to the cash for clunkers program, this poor town doesn’t even have any rusted out Buicks to put up on those cinder blocks…..thanks Obama.

  • Reximus
  • Jeff Ackerman

    It’s so flat you could sit on the front porch and watch the dog run away all afternoon!

  • Crystalclear12

    Looks like a Twilight Zone set where the city slicker finds out he’s already dead.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Balance that cuteness with a glimpse of Tormund Giantsbane’s fantasy life:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWrk_UxAgnt/

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWnEDB1AOCi/

  • OutOfOrbit

    I would not go there.

    • Finnibar87

      I would not go there in a box.

      I would not ride there on a fox.

      • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

        I bet their store has no lox.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I would if there was classic car waiting to be found in a barn somewhere.

      But that’s it.

      • redarmyzombie

        And only if you bring the shotgun and the baseball bat with the nails in it…

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Bet there’s barn finds all over the area.
        Hmm, need to top up the tank in the truck…

  • shastakoala

    May Day must be a real snooze there.

    • proudgrampa
      • The Wanderer

        “No savior from on high delivers,
        No trust we’ll place in prince or peer;
        Our right hands our chains will sever –
        Chains of hatred, greed and fear!”

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          No wonder Vlad got rid of that.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    99.21% white? That poor guy should probably move.

    • TJ Barke

      But he’s everybody’s black friend…

      • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

        But he’s everybody’s black friend… lawn guy…

        FIFY

        • rebecca

          there are no lawns.

          • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

            Didn’t say he was good!

          • proudgrampa

            Good! I wouldn’t have to yell at anyone to get off of one, then.

        • ImGoingBacon

          I wondered who was trimming up the lawn around the abandoned (allegedly), dilapidated (true fact) clapboard house.

    • OutOfOrbit

      8.9 tenths of 1%. Think about that: Who rules, I wonder?

      • Augustus

        7.9 tenths :(

      • SomeBigRedDog

        STOP TRYING TO MAKE ME DO MATH.

        • OutOfOrbit

          Sorry. It is too hot here.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Location scouting pics from The Hills Have Eyes 3

    • Wild Cat

      Don’t be Craven!

      • shastakoala

        I thought those movies were filmed in the SouthWes.

  • SisterArtemis

    Congratulations, Grandma CommieGirl. What a cutie, and Donna Rose is adorbs (as usual) especially in that first picture.

  • canes_pugnaces

    Hillary steals babies and puts them in pizzas. Which is far worse than grabbing pussies and health care because your famous.

  • Jeff Ackerman
    • Yr. Gma

      John Ritter’s pa! (I love old cowboy ballads.)

  • SomeBigRedDog

    I’m assuming there are cornfields full of creepy children that you just forgot to photograph.

    • TJ Barke

      The pics wouldn’t develop…

  • mrFawkes

    A former resident described life in Kremlin as “everyday is big Skyy Vodka Country.”

  • Carpe Vagenda

    The baby at the bottom? That baby has gas. The other baby’s just falling in love with grandma, like you do.

    • Yr. Gma

      Tallulah also has some awesome hair for a little gal.

      • rebecca

        it is so soft you can’t even believe it.

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Two daughters, both born with hair. Yes, I believe it.

  • gallbladder

    Looks like an abandoned nuclear weapons testing ground. I can’t wait to go!

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Go at night. Just follow the glow.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    TRIX YOU SHOULD DO A DRINKY THING THERE!

    • rebecca

      where, at the gas station?

      • SomeBigRedDog

        Are you telling me there is no shitty bar full of weird old men drinking Budweiser in bottles in that town?

        • rebecca

          can you even believe it.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            Yelp is referring me to the Walleye Tavern just east on hwy 2. The pictures show weird old men and women drinking bud light out of plastic cups. And pull tabs. They MUST have pull tabs.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Adorable.

  • Jeff Ackerman

    Grandbabies are so much fun, I should of had them first!

    • proudgrampa

      I know, right? I am having SO MUCH FUN with the proudgrandkids this summer! It is AWESOME..

  • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

    OT: Can get a harumph for this lady?

    Check out @OurLives’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/OurLives/status/887364789445513216?s=09

    • TJ Barke

      Mrs. Skoalrebel?

    • PubOption

      Difficult
      is an unincorporated community in Smith County, Tennessee, in the
      United States. It lies just north of State Route 85, about halfway
      between Defeated to the south and Kempville to the east. Wikipedia

      • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

        Im sure being Defeated was Difficult!

      • ImGoingBacon

        ‘Defeated to the south of the Mason/Dixon line’ FTFY.

    • The Wanderer

      Better work up a full throat of saliva, then.

  • Dick St. Dipshit
  • Jenny

    My racist stepdad is from Havre, right down the road. Apparently, they didn’t issue birth certificates in the 60’s because of how they’re so small. So instead he got a baptismal record.

    Works fine for social security. Does not work for Texas identifications so it is an ordeal whenever his expires. I mean, he has so many felonies he wouldn’t even bother with voting! He just wants to drunk drive to the beer store, that’s all! Stop infringing his freedumbs to libety!

    • Ωbjectifier

      He sounds charming.

    • thixotropic jerk

      My family has a farm in Havre, has had for over 100 years! I’m guessing my family knows your stepdad. Hopefully they don’t approve but– you never know!

    • Pink Pearl

      Havre’s not THAT small! In fact, it’s basically the biggest “city” on the Hi-Line! (I’m from there too, although I got out thankfully!) They definitely DID issue birth certificates but it was another era, so your baptismal certificate could stand in for one because back then/there they’d take Jeebus’s word for it just as much as the government’s, I guess. (My mom was born in a town half the size of Havre in the late 50s, and she definitely has a birth certificate.)

      Everything you say about your stepdad sounds about right for Havre. I know some good people who still live there, but…plenty of those types too.

  • NastyBossetti

    Out of curiosity, I looked up Kremlin School in my industry database just to check if any kids go there. It doesn’t exist. The only schools with Kremlin in the name are in OK.

    • Pink Pearl

      They DID have a school, but the population of those tiny towns keeps shrinking so the schools keep consolidating. I think any kids in that town go to Gildford, the next town over, for school.

      • NastyBossetti

        Yeah, I gathered that is what happened. I was just curious if it was still a school today, since it seems like such a tiny town.

  • Joe Beese

    I apologize for spamming but this particular shit is going on with the full cooperation of our side.

    The Israel Anti-Boycott Act – introduced in the Senate as S.720 and in the House as H.R.1697 – makes supporting the international boycott against Israel a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

    The ACLU thinks this is fucked up.

    https://www.aclu.org/letter/aclu-letter-senate-opposing-israel-anti-boycott-act

    If you agree, you may want to share your opinion with these Democrats who are co-sponsoring these bills. Many of them may have only a vague idea what’s in the bills – since a strong push from AIPAC was all they considered.

    ARIZONA

    Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]
    Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]
    Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]

    CALIFORNIA

    Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]
    Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]
    Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]
    Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]
    Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]
    Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]
    Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]
    Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]
    Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]
    Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]*
    Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]
    Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]*

    COLORADO

    Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]

    CONNECTICUT

    Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]
    Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]
    Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]

    DELAWARE

    Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]

    FLORIDA

    Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]
    Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]
    Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]
    Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]
    Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]
    Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]
    Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]

    GEORGIA

    Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]
    Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]

    HAWAII

    Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]

    ILLINOIS

    Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]
    Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]

    INDIANA

    Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN]

    MARYLAND

    Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]
    Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]
    Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]
    Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]
    Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]
    Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]

    MICHIGAN

    Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]
    Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]

    MISSOURI

    Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]

    MONTANA

    Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]

    NEVADA

    Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]
    Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]

    NEW JERSEY

    Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]
    Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5]
    Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]
    Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]
    Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]

    NEW YORK

    Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]
    Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]
    Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]
    Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]
    Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]
    Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]
    Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]
    Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]
    Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]
    Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]
    Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]

    OHIO

    Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]

    OREGON

    Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]
    Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]

    TEXAS

    Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]
    Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]
    Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]
    Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]

    VIRGINIA

    Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]

    WASHINGTON

    Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]
    Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]
    Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]
    Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]

    WEST VIRGINIA

    Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]

    • TJ Barke

      That is some fuckin bullshit.

    • Wild Cat

      Not that it matters, but this is unconstitutional.

      And as always, pols of both parties have to kow-tow to Israel in my NYS/NJ region.

      • Joe Beese

        “Constitutional” is what the Supremes say it is. And with Gorsuch sitting in his stolen seat…

    • rebecca

      that’s a crazy fucking bill. i like how Cardin didn’t even know there were penalties in it.

    • armed_bears

      So, the folks who do not think the government can require you to buy something like insurance, think the government can prevent you from not buying something from someone.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      What the ever-loving FUCK? Pretty sure this doesn’t just violate the Constitution but a passle of commercial laws as well.

  • memzilla Ω
    • Dick St. Dipshit

      Fake news! The BBC is British! Not many people realize that.

      • BearGHAZI

        They’re getting recognized more and more though

    • gallbladder

      When is someone gonna “hammer” Drumpf out?

      • redarmyzombie

        Next time he goes to Moscow?

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Or Kremlin.

    • TJ Barke

      Throwing your constituents to the wolves is a great way to get reelected…

    • Blackest Noobs

      Trump….the perfect example of the bad boss and a person who is clueless how to delegate power, or simply lead those persons under him.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I hope at least one of them had the balls to say “When you get off the golf course, we’ll give up our vacation.”

    • SomeBigRedDog

      I’m sure he’ll set the example by giving up golf until they get the job done.

      • Crystalclear12

        Hahahahahaha

    • armed_bears

      War on Christmas!

    • The Wanderer

      Cancel which holiday? I’m attending a con over Labor Day Weekend!

    • Weird Fishes

      Tiny, tiny hands.

      • Old town Urbandale

        And an even tinier soul.

        • LucindathePook

          Your little hands, by Samuel Hoffenstein

          Your little hands,

          Your little feet,

          Your little mouth —

          Oh, God, how sweet!

          Your little soul,

          Your little mind!

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      You first, Two Scoops.

  • Hanaka

    Whoa, a wonkette post where I actually watched the videos. She’s perfect, and her littlest Auntie is perfect too and you’re perfect and no crying, no crying, you’re the crying!

  • Michael Smith

    I’m kinda surprised they didn’t change their town’s name at some point during the Cold War. The general emptiness, isolation and whiteness makes it seem like the kind of town that would do that.

    I wonder if there are any conservative little towns out there called Isis?

  • armed_bears

    Some daughters, and I am not naming names, have not issued forth grandchildren, about which we are grumpy.

    • SomeBigRedDog

      Some daughters don’t want to hear about it anymore!

      • armed_bears

        Understood. No more to say on that front.

        • Ooh! A family spat on Wonkette???

          • armed_bears

            No…. or, I don’t think so….

          • SomeBigRedDog

            Nah, just speaking for all daughters in general.

          • armed_bears

            Although mine does have a big red dog, too….

      • armed_bears

        Although, you know, it wouldn’t be that big a deal. I hear lots of master’s candidates are pregnant now, and it’s no biggie. Lots of people are sayin’.

    • proudgrampa

      Daughter is fine.

      SONS aren’t even hitching to even get close to issuing forth…

    • TJ Barke

      Children are a big commitment…

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Same. I know why and approve, but I wanna be a grandfather while I’m still lucid enough to enjoy it.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Awww. Babby pics. <3

  • Nounverb911

    Does the local fast food restaurant in Kremlin sell Blinis and Borscht?

  • whitroth

    Grain storage, I think. Or feed.

    And if they keep out the Census takers, then how can they be allowed to vote?

    But the seriously important question: is the .79% of the population someone with an amputation?

    • The Wanderer

      (snerts)

    • Ωbjectifier

      Grain is stored in pyramids. Those are fuel tanks.

      • whitroth

        Yeah, I took a second look, when I came back into this thread, and realized the fuel pumps.

    • PubOption

      It works out to one person in the 126 residents.

  • The Wanderer

    “Come to beautiful Ground Zero.”

  • Ωbjectifier

    Shy needz a fresh brewski.

  • armed_bears

    Silver thingies are raw oil storage…

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      I’m not so sure, since there’s gas pumps next to them. Above-ground filling station? They’re starting to show up around here because it’s not such a nightmare when you decommission the station later.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall
    • Ωbjectifier

      Fancy monogramed bib!

    • MynameisBlarney

      How have you not pinched babbehs face right off?

    • armed_bears

      Want one!

  • Joe Beese
    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      It’s a wonderful idea! Crash the entire medical industry along with 1/6 of the nation’s economy immediately! Don’t wait until after the midterms. Go bigly or go home, Donnie Two Scoops!

    • cmd resistor

      Asshole.

      • TJ Barke

        That’s charitable.

    • Darkest Timeline Zach Morris

      Trump has gotten through life stiffing people on payments, did anyone think he’d make them as president?

    • The Wanderer

      Disgusting, immoral, wicked, evil, cannibalistic, cabalistic, bow-legged, knock-kneed, flat-headed, cloth-eared, swivel-eyed, flatulent, fornicating little needle-dicked ratfucker.

      • ImGoingBacon

        Fifty-faced trouble maker
        Two timing time taker
        Dirty little money maker
        Muscle bound cheap skate
        Low down woman hater
        Triple crossing double dater
        Yella bellied alligator also, too

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Yeah, and wait until you get signed up for the Jelly of the Month club. Then you’ll really be pissed.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        And those are his better qualities.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      Just got the open enrollment package from HR today. My family’s medical costs will be covered at 80% (in network) once I’ve paid $21,000 –$16k in premiums and $5k in deductibles. I guess we really don’t need to splurge on food.

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Maybe if the GOP marketed it as a diet plan, it would sell.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      How many different groups are readying to file an injunction the second they telegraph they won’t pay?

  • susan_g

    I’ll take Moscow, Idaho over that.

  • therblig

    DR reminds me of what seeing my first brother after 18 glorious months of only-childhood must have been like:

    “Ok, but what does it DO?”

    • armed_bears

      Follow you around adoringly for 18 years, which is cool.

      • therblig

        not my bros, especially when they got one of my former teachers who simply loved me.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      I am told that when I took my first nap my older brothers carried me over to my mother and explained that I had stopped working and needed new batteries.

  • Marceline

    “Though not far from the Rocky Boy Indian reservation, it is 99.21 percent white.”

    Thoughts and prayers to whoever makes up the other .79 percent.

    • Anna Rompage

      My guess is there’s someone in town who’s 1/2% non-white…

      • Reximus

        3/5ths, actually

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          ISWYDT

    • Paul

      I was told there’d be no math.

  • msgypsy

    That’s for sure a smiling baby.

  • Kiri the Unicorn
    • lucidamente

      I’ve always wanted a pygmy pony!

      • yyyaz

        Still saving up for my signature model zircon-encrusted tweezers.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        I had one! I really miss him!

    • gallbladder

      Note to self: go long on dental floss.

      • whitroth

        Yeah, but pygmy ponies are expensive….

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Yippie-yi-oh-ky-yay.

  • Shanzgood

    Those baby vids are making my ovaries twitch.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      You can have my extras. That mommie desire gene totally skipped my pool.

    • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

      With any luck, your babies will have your beauty and his love of pork.

      • OutOfOrbit

        Thought I was gonna read, “–your beauty and his [junk]…”

    • OutOfOrbit

      Those 2 never hold still, Do They?

    • whitroth

      Wake up. 02:00. Feed. Wake up, 04:00 feed. Walk back to sleep. 08:00 wake up, feed, wash, rinse, repeat.

      And a few years later, EAT YOUR DINNER AND GO TO BED, NOW!

      DON’ WANNA!!!!!

      And a few years later, “HOW MUCH WILL COLLEGE COST?!?!?!?!

      There, that settle those ovaries right down?

      • Shanzgood

        Yeah, I have a teenager and a 20yo at home. No way! I’ll wait for grammadom, which better not be sooner than 10 years!

        • whitroth

          My granddaughter in 6. And I’m legally an old…. (My kids planned….)

      • m3bosha

        You skipped “holy shit you turned 16 and the state has allowed you to drive and our insurance is how much??!!”

        (Side note… you’ll also have to spend 3 days calling/going online to find affordable insurance and most likely have to change even if you really, really like your current company… sigh.)

        • Shanzgood

          I made my son pay the difference in the rate hike.

        • puredog

          And also “Mom? Can you come bail me out?”

          • m3bosha

            Oh hell no. If he’s done something bad enough to need to be bailed out he can stew in the can for a few. Sometimes education is easy and sometimes education is hard. Not that I wouldn’t eventually help, but lessons must be had if you can’t keep your ass outta trouble.

    • Lizzietish81

      Talk to your GYN about that, it may be something else.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Does Baconz know?

      • Shanzgood

        He doesn’t need to worry about anything! These ovaries are DONE!

        • puredog

          Well done! Mit catsup!

  • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

    OT: OH FFS, somebody do something!

    Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow
    http://wapo.st/2tHnJrv

    • Covfefe

      Putin gives Donald good ideas. Now Donald does know more than the generals.

    • MynameisBlarney

      DAMMITALLTOHELL Pax!
      If I’d only scrolled down, like 2 clicks, I’d have seen your post and not post the same thing, lol

      • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

        Can’t be said enough “Impeach this crooked treasonous bastard!”

        • OutOfOrbit

          Impeach, try for treason and if guilty, execute the penalty per applicable law.

          • Boojum

            Execution is important.

      • Crystalclear12

        It needed repeating.

    • cmd resistor

      If anyone else had done this I might have at least thought they’d thought it through and had some reason for it besides making Putin happy. Since we know Trump doesn’t think things through…..

  • MynameisBlarney

    That town looks like one of them places where they’d force ya to go to church.

    • TundraGrifter

      One of those places where the two “Welcome” signs are on the same board. Back to back.

      • MynameisBlarney

        One of them places where everyone has the same last name.

        • It’s convenient for weddings, less paperwork.

        • TundraGrifter

          And pretty much the same DNA.

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          Like an inland Innsmouth.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Like a flat, featureless version of Boone County, West By Goawd Virginny!

        • Eileen Besse

          Blazing Saddles libelz!!!1!

      • Crystalclear12

        What ” Welcome” sign?! Strangers know better than to come to Kremlin!

        • TundraGrifter

          The Welcome sign with the bullet holes in it.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      Looks like a place where the kids dispatched their parents because He Who Walks Behind the Rows instructed them to!

  • Crystalclear12

    Hmmm, looks like Kansas.

    • Covfefe

      You fly over Montana on a clear night, you easily can count the number of lights on the ground. Can you do that while flying over Kansas?

      • Crystalclear12

        Most of it. . . yeah.

  • TundraGrifter

    Kremlin, huh? At lest the Trumpanzees already have the requisite red hats.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Today in “OH FOR FUCKING FUCKS SAKE JUST IMPEACH THE FUCKER ALREADY!!!111!!!ELEVENTYONE!!” News…

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141824137

    Turmp ends covert CIA program arming Syrian rebels, just like Putin wanted.

    • Anna Rompage

      It appears Russia really does have Donad by the pee tape…

      • Boojum

        Donad. A combination of the softness of the Doughnut and the frenzied impulsiveness of the real nut.

    • jesterpunk

      Was that what they talked about in the sekret meeting?

      • MynameisBlarney

        That and all the other items on the Honeydew list.

        • jesterpunk

          Did Putin tell him not to use the mint flavored tic tacs next time?

    • OutOfOrbit

      He had to end it–since outing all the agents & collaborators to his bff.

    • Anna Rompage

      Well Vlad, it’s gonna be a while before I can get the sanctions dropped, like you had asked, so how about I give you Syria for free?

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Or Melania, for the weekend.

        • Boojum

          I take Melania. You pay to have her back.

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        Well Vlad, it’s gonna be a while before I can get the sanctions dropped,
        like you had asked ordered, so how about I give you Syria for free?

    • The Wanderer

      (eyes the pigeon coop, where the birdies all chant “Coo! Coo! Coo!”)

    • BadKitty904
    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I see two potential outcomes, neither of them good:
      1) All the rebels get wiped out by Assad, tightening his grip on the region
      2) Most of the rebels get wiped out, and the ones that don’t will certainly remember who sold them out.

      • Paperless Tiger

        Syria is not a region. It’s a country.

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

          Yes, I know that. My larger point is that it will simply increase his influence in the ME and create even more fractures in an already unstable region.

      • puredog

        Perhaps some of them will want to visit us to express their resentment in person. Good work, Dampnut.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    DR really has this “being an auntie” down pat.

  • BadKitty904

    OT: Bitter much?

    Flawed, Faulty and Wrong Media Reports on 2017 D.A.R.E. Curricula
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/flawed-faulty-and-wrong-media-reports-on-2017-dare-curricula-300490109.html

    • News provided by

      D.A.R.E. America
      Jul 18, 2017, 14:06 ET

      “News”

      • BadKitty904

        Whiny lil’ bastids, ain’t they?

    • Boojum

      Keeping It Real, because that’s what the kids say today.

      • BadKitty904

        What with their hippin’ and their hoppin’…

    • SeeTrain65

      Oh, yeah. That’s that “study” that made up god damned near everything.

      No wonder it’s the only one JeffBoSesh cares about.

      • BadKitty904

        Bullshitters gonna bullshit…

  • ltmcdies

    so Katy Tur laid the smackdown during Q & A with Korbach of the Voter Suppression Commission
    https://twitter.com/LB1020/status/887746012177158145

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Seriously, that’s the supposed logic underlying what he’s saying. If you believe him, then an election decided by 80,000 votes pretty much has to be considered void if he’s calling into question at least 3 million votes.

      You can’t have one and the other, assholes. Either the votes are correct, and Trump lost the popular vote (which hurts his fee fees) or at least three million votes are suspect, along with the election results themselves.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        “either way, trump won hillary lost.” – KK

        That’s all they care about.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        and in either case, an audit is called for, yes?

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          Nah, that’d be if the GOP actually wanted to quantify how big of a problem voter fraud supposedly is. Kobach has to square the circle of keeping voter fraud nebulous enough to seem like a problem to be gradually solved/rigged, while salving Trump’s ego that he lost the world’s biggest popularity contest by claiming voter fraud on a truly massive scale. He can’t win.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Nobody tell Kobach that that was the stupidest possible answer he could have given, okay?

    • Me not sure

      “I did a coin flip. He won.”
      Fraud Czar

      • The Wanderer

        Joel: Oh come on, Tom. Frank’s a pretty standup guy. Shall we flip a coin to see who goes first?
        Frank: I did. We won. Woo! Go get’em, Steve!
        Dr. F.: Right on, Frank!
        . . . .
        Dr. F.: Frank?
        Frank: We won!
        Dr. F: You lose. I’m going to spit on you now, just a little spittle . . .

  • Erala Contratista

    As long as you are in N. Dakota, drive the Enchanted Highway, or do it again if you’ve been there. DR will be impressed.

    We plan to drive there again! It is that cool.

    • rebecca

      we’re home already, but I am intrigued!

  • Courser_Resistance

    Congrats again on the adorbs new babby! And yes, she is definitely smiling. She looks very happy cuddling with granny ;-)

  • RobKanC

    I honestly thought you were talking about all of America. But you know what, fuck kremlin montana.

  • Baconzgood

    BABY!

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    I was expecting WAY more onion domes, TBH.

    • Me not sure

      There is the V.I. Lenin Delicatessen and Funeral Home.

      • Querolous

        Right across the street from Trotsky’s Mountain Climbing Equipment.

  • Me not sure

    A toddler child AND an infant grand child! That’s some prodigious procreatin’, right there.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    cute babby footage!

  • Semi-Penultimate

    Clearly, not gas. That is a poo smile! :) But seriously – congratulations!

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    Definitely not gas. Definitely ‘Oh, I am so comfy and happy.’

    • Msgr_MΩment

      And next in line behind Aunty Madonna Rosa Luxembourg and Nana.

  • calliecallie

    I remember, when I first saw Brokeback Mountain, one of my biggest takeaways was “Thank God I don’t have to live in Montana.”
    Very sweet grandbaby! Hottest grandmother eveh, also, too.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      iz kinda pretty, from what i’ve seen in pictures.

      Come to the desert southwest – baking heat, sand all up in everything, very little green.

      There’s a road approaching Raton, New Mexico that i swore was the road to hell. (it’ looks a bit like the animation that jerry bruckheimer uses at the opening of a movie for his production company).

      • BeachBum

        I can assure you that many if not all roads to Hell can be easily found in Arizona with practically no effort whatsoever. Just make a wrong turn from the Loves Truckstop and Hell is over the next ridge.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          heh, love’s truckstops are edens compared to the surrounding country.

  • Edith Prickly

    I could DIE of the cuteness. Mazel tov, bubbe.

  • thixotropic jerk

    Wow! You were in real West Dakota! My family has a 100 year+ farm outside of Kremlin growing what else: Wheat and lots of it! Plus some cows. You probably drove by it on the way out of town. Imagine being there in winter: funtimes!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Fun fact: Kremlin bedrooms were where the pee tape was filmed.

  • Persistent Demme

    My mom: when people say a smiling baby has gas.
    “Do you smile when YOU have gas?”

    • LAFrosting

      Sometimes I do smile when I have gas.

      • Persistent Demme

        Of course! :)
        (What was I thinking?)

    • The Wanderer

      Why, yes. And people around me start to experience respiratory distress.

      • Persistent Demme

        I should’ve known! :)

    • Msgr_MΩment

      When I get rid of it, hell yes.

      • Persistent Demme

        Relief!
        (You and Mr. Demme!)

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Speaking of babies, someone’s got the grumps. So time for another Victory Rally!
    https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/887421503465283585

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      I cannot wait until there are more hecklers than sycophants.

      • The Wanderer

        You and me both. I want to see him imitate Ceausescu’s expression when he realizes that “They’re booing ME?!”

        • miss_grundy

          But will he wind up like Ceausescu????

          • Boojum

            Your keyboard to FSM’s tentacley magnificence.

    • miss_grundy

      After spending another golf weekend somewhere…..

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        But no recess for Congress until they deliver him a win!

    • Sally Mushrush

      That town was dieing in the early 70s. What’s he going to do now?

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    OT: Congrats to Vladimir Putin on money well spent. The CIA is gonna quit arming Syrian rebels.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/wapo-report-trump-ending-cia-program-arming-syrian-rebels

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Great? What do we get in return? Or are we is Trump still up past his neck in debt?

      • miss_grundy

        Is this “The Art of the Deal”?

        • Boojum

          At this point, I would prefer the Art of the Duel.

  • Dartemus

    OH ! So that’s what they meant by “Kremlin observers.” I get it.

  • Kateaux

    The cuteness level is nearly unbearable! I mean, Auntie Donna Rose *and* Ms. Tallulah? (Once upon a time, when I was six, I myself was an adorable brand-new auntie.)

  • MynameisBlarney
    • SDGeoff3

      I didn’t know I could chuckle so big.

  • puredog

    This is why this blog is like no other blog in the world.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    You folks drove the Highline!

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    news on the carrier layoffs:

    “Four salaried employees will be laid off in September, and another 290 jobs will be eliminated in late December, three days before the Christmas holiday, according to records filed by Carrier with the state of Indiana.”

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      That explains the pre-order they made for a large amount of coal for December.

    • gallbladder

      The winning…I just can’t take much more of it.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Unemployment – made in the USA.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        tell me about it.

    • BeachBum

      ” Coal for you little boy, and coal for you little girl, and coal and coal for everybody, So much coal ! Bigly faboolus ! Merryfukinchristmas!”

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Is moar in-the-middle-of-nowheres than Paris, TX which still prolly voted all for The Trump despite the non-Russian Frenchified name and all.

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    I’m not saying that Chick-Fil-A is in collusion with Russia but…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1bacff6e8926036258133811cc700fd285b60e118f996a8c3a05c9632a0eef55.jpg

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      So many questions. Who chose the languages and why these 4? Mandarin, Cantonese, or what kind of Chinese? Why only 4? FYI (I Googled it) the top 5 languages in order are: Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, English and Arabic.

      • Boojum

        French was obviously disqualified, as Chik-Fil-A does not cater to surrender monkeys and only serves Freedom Fries.

        Italian was included because Mussolini, naturally.

        Spanish was included because one must be able to understand the servants when they speak to each other.

        Russian was included because THERE IS NOTHING WRONG in conspiring with Russia to violate US campaign finance and espionage and computer privacy laws, I mean HAVING A NORMAL MEETING to get dirt on Crooked Hillary.

        Chinese was included because it is the sing song language spoken by all slant-eyed, I mean Oriental, I mean Asian people. When you hear that sing song language and your children ask what language they are talking in, “Chinese” is always correct, even if they are from Tokyo or Bangkok or Burma or Singapore or Tet or Seoul. Chinese has a lot of accents, even for the sort of Chinese spoken in China. They are Mandarin, including Pekinese (named after the dog), Sichuanese, and Dungan; Wu (named after the X-files), including Shanghainese, Suzhounese, and Wenzhounese Gan; Xiang Min, including Fuzhounese, Hainanese, Hokkien, Taiwanese and Teochew (which is a Pokémon); Hakka Yue, including Cantonese and Taishanese (Bless You); Jin, previously included in Mandarin; Huizhou, previously included in Wu; Pinghua, previously included in Yue.

        There a lot of these people and some of them like Chikin sammiches made by cows.

        Arabic was not included because 9/11, WE ARE NOT GOING TO SRENDER TO TERRISSTS AND SHARIA LAW MUSLINS!!!!

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          I think you forgot Flu Shing.

          • ahughes798

            Isn’t that in NY?

    • BeachBum

      Russians everywhere ! Maybe Der Troddeldumf is right ! Ya cant go ANYWHERES without bumping into Russians !

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • avsutton

    Did you ever think you’d be old enough to have a grandchild? (Hon, I’m so old YOU could be MY grandchild!) Your grandchild is pretty and yes indeedy, smiling, that is not gas, if it’s gas the baby looks right in your eyes and smiles as it drops a load. Anyway, drive carefully and DO NOT THINK YOU CAN PULL OFF A SNATCH OF YOUR GRANDCHILD, MUMS ALWAYS KNOW WHAT’S GOIN’ DOWN!!!!

    • Jon Sussex

      If you’re a celebrity….

    • SeeTrain65

      Most days, I feel old enough to have been dead for four years.

  • The Wanderer

    Kremlin, Montana will come alive in October with festive lights and parades to celebrate the Glorious Bolshevik Coup d’Etat of 1917!

    • gallbladder

      Will there be balloons and hot dogs for the kids?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        You misspelled borscht and bliny

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I heard that they are adding the anniversary of the glorious 11/9 revolution to their calendar too, also as well.

      • Boojum

        They will be Putin on the glitz.

  • jesterpunk
  • Msgr_MΩment

    I will always remember the Playboy issue featuring the worst Division I football teams, explaining that it’s damn hard to recruit high schoolers to come to Moscow [ID] to be [UofI] Vandals. Who plays in Kremlin, MT? The Throatfuckers?

    • miss_grundy

      The KGB? The FSB? The Trumpers?

  • Boojum

    That is some cute babby and definitely smiling a smile of contentment.

    Donna Rose is prettier than ever. She seemed maybe a little jealous of the fact that her Daddy was holding some other baby.

    • SDGeoff3

      Daddy knew just how to handle it, too!

    • rebecca

      while I was holding the baby the next morning, Donna climbed up next to me and put the cap of a baby bottle on her head. It was so perfectly attention seeking. MAMA REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A BABY AND WE PLAYED BOTTLE ON THE HEAD SEE ME SEE ME SEE ME???

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Sounds like Donald Jr. this morning …

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Three distinct Queens of All She Surveys.

  • Big Puppy Resists

    Rebecca, that photo of you and the baby is perfect; priceless and perfect. Enjoy!

  • Sounds more stable than Intercourse, Pennsylvania. People just go in and out there.

    • Lark_in_the_AM

      Is the theatre showing Sausage Party?

      • Zyxomma

        Dunno (in fact, unless things have changed radically, there wouldn’t be a theatre because Amish), but when I was sorting mail in a D&B in Horrorsburg, I asked, “Where the hell is Blue Balls?” and the answer (while my fellow sorter skipped not a beat was “It’s on the intersection between Intercourse and Paradise.”

  • SDGeoff3

    What beautiful babbies.

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    💕💖💗💞💟 also aaaaw so lovely

  • Also what a cute bunch of cutesy cutes!

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Baby burrito!

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Are you sure there are actual people living there ?

    • Juan de Fuca

      There’s a town located close to Palm Springs, CA named Cabazon and it’s one of those towns where people literally put signs on their chain link fence that say “STAY THE FUCK OUT.”

      I often wonder if there are actual people living in that place.

      • BeachBum

        If you can see a neighbors house standing on a milk crate, it’s “too crowded” and time to move.

        • Juan de Fuca

          Exactly what I’ve been thinking lately.

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    The village I used to live in Up North had about twice that population but compared to Kremlin it was Times Square.

  • shivaskeeper

    That place looks like any of a hundred small dying towns I have been through in WA, OR, ND, SD, MT, ID, and WY. In the dead towns the grain silos are not that shiny looking.

    Those thingies are probably grain silos. And yes I have been to places where the directions included “turn left at the grain silos”.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      I was thinking they’re kinda small for grain. Hardly a couple truck loads. I would have guessed fuel. Maybe for those fuel pumps in front.

      • shivaskeeper

        Seeds possibly. A lot of the towns like that I see those are for seeds or other similar. Usually run by the local farmer’s Co-op.

        Harvest is usually in the individual farm.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          That makes sense.

    • SeeTrain65

      Go to the first traffic light you see. By the time you get there, you’ll be well out of town.

  • Ricky Gay

    Tell me it is gas and I will cut you — my new rejoinder to everything!

    • LAFrosting

      Mine too, that is the one best takeaway from all of this!

    • Jon Sussex

      Jumpin’ Jack Flash for you on line one.

    • SeeTrain65

      My sister beat you to it years ago.

      Then again, she’d threaten to cut you if you glanced in a five-foot radius of her direction.

  • Boojum

    Those silver stubby penis shaped things are for hiding nuclear ICBMs. The assumption was that Russia would not shoot at Kremlin, so they are safe there. This assumption was made by the same people who decided Vietnam was a necessary war and TOO EASY because dominos.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      The one on the left is the mighty TICBM, named for the President, and suited for a fast launch in less than 2 minutes. But it doesn’t shoot very far at all, mostly spilling its junk on the launch pad, and so is kinda a laughing stock, actually. Not the best work of the US Air Force.

  • Juan de Fuca

    We are going to guess without any evidence whatsoever that the entire town sent the poor 2010 census workers packing at the barrel of a couple AR-15s.

    Or maybe they ate their livers with some fava beans?

    I’ll show myself out…

    • Lark_in_the_AM

      ::puts Chianti back in the fridge::

      • Beanz&Berryz

        What’s left

      • Juan de Fuca

        I want to read through the comments but am afraid of two things:

        1) 20 other people already beat me to the Silence of the Lambs joke.

        Or

        2) I’m the only person in America still making Silence of the Lambs jokes in 2017.

        • Sakonyachen

          You’re not. We have some creepy custodians in our district. We make “It puts the lotion in the basket” jokes all the time. Of course we’re all lazy moochers who get paid off other people’s taxes, so that’s not the best company.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          And I grow fa-fa-fa-fava beanz in my garden

          • Zyxomma

            ~Sigh~ I wish I had a garden. The best gardener I know grows fava beans and told me, “The Romans brought them to us {meaning Britain) in 65 B.C.” When I want a place to chill in my mind, I transport myself to her garden in SD. Her leeks were one of the best things it’s ever been my pleasure to eat, and I could wax rhapsodic about the basil and parsley (I taught her to make pesto). She and her medicine man husband live adjacent to, not on, the rez.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            We have an in-city yard. Maybe 15-20% is edibles. My domain. Berries are our highest value crop. Blue black and rasp. Often grow the garlic for the year. Lots of greens and tomatoes.

  • Lark_in_the_AM

    I guess “Hill County” was named by the same people who named the “Better Care Reconciliation Act”, since neither seems to be a true descriptor.

  • Fartknocker

    The four cylinderical tanks are aboveground storage tanks for gasoline, diesel, dyed diesel (so Farmer Brown doesn’t pay the road tax for fuel because it’s tough being a farmer) and ethanol. Now I can’t state this with 100% certainity because the tanks are not identified, which is a violation of the Montana State Fire Code (fuck regulations, we’re farmers and we know more than you), lack secondary containment in case of a spill (fuck your fancy containment thing because Donald Trump is killing the EPA), and I also know none of the tanks have a pressure relief device to protect the responding firefighters (Farmer Fred says I’m sorry your daughter was killed in the Line of Duty protecting Kremlin, here’s a $100 for her funeral).

    So yeah, I know Kremlin, MT, Dime Box, TX, and Oolagah, OK, all Trump towns, and most of the old folks love Medicare and Medicaid, hate regulations, taxes, black and brown persons, but love guns, Jesus, and farm subsidies.

    • CptnEng2311

      At least the NFPA Hazmat placards are there… :)

      • Fartknocker

        Shit I had to look 3 times to find them. Hell, I haven’t been off the Ladder for 2 weeks and I’m already loosing it.

        • CptnEng2311

          Truckies just break shit anyway. They don’t need to read :)

          Besides, I’ll bet none of that stuff even tastes toxic.

          • Fartknocker

            And I appreciate that given your skills at dealing with those major medical emergencies like “my nuts hurt,” “my teeth itch,” or ” I shit my pants – what do I do?” We knuckle draggers with irons always showed the Engine bitches love by cooking them nice meals and never allowing them to wash dishes.

          • CptnEng2311

            Agreed on all points! Dishwater makes my hands all wrinkly. The mani/pedi-cures are always nice as well. As for my medical skills, all that I am really capable of is strapping patients and stuffing them in helicopters. Itchy/hurting/shitty nuts/teeth/pants is beyond my scope of practice. That’s para-god stuff. Be safe brother.

          • H0mer0

            (also what PCPs are for-I don’t mind the itchy butt calls as long as it’s not 3am)

      • Beanz&Berryz

        I’ve been looking up those numbers on the train tank cars. Ethanol. Crude oil. Petroleum with ethanol.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      With the way farming is going, that should read “Farmer BrownCo Inc (a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland) doesn’t pay road tax for fuel because taxes are for little people not corporations.”

  • covfefesumgame0005

    trying to blame a baby for your gas Rebecca? for shame!

    ;)

  • BeachBum

    When I visited the Little Big Horn Battle Memorial I felt that things hadn’t changed at all, it all looked like on the day of the battle. Its mostly Reservations and the Native Americans run everything including the park. You sit there 140 years later and look at nothingness as far as you can see in all directions and wonder why the US Army had to be there. Seems to be nothing to own much worth less fighting over.

  • leemoder

    Please tell me that fourth photo isn’t the Kremlin Cemetery.

    • SeeTrain65

      Amusement park.

      • H0mer0

        (I think Costanza’s ‘amusement park’ woulda been less horrifying to see.)

  • Me not sure

    I hope that sign isn’t on the main thoroughfare, because that brace of transformers looks pretty lonely. I’m reminded of a song from The Church of Buffett (Orthodox).
    https://youtu.be/JWwNCSRKQ3E

  • boredcatlady

    The granny-baby hug pic is ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • SeeTrain65

    All the AWWWWWWWWWWWWWS.

  • Snarkbot 9000

    Oye this brings me back to my time in ND. Kremlin as depicted could be a replica of quite literally any town other than the half dozen or so cities with “large” populations . Grand Forks, where I lived had a population of about 45,000 then of which 13,000 or so were college students. I believe that made GF the second largest city in the state then. Coming from a place where the county population exceeded 1.5 million, it was a hell of a change. Glad I got to experience that though…I enjoyed my life there save for the -60 wind chills in the winter and having my car destroyed by errant sugar beets every harvest when they weren’t hitting me in the head as they fell off trucks designed for half the loads they were carrying.

    • Ducksworthy

      Hey. I lived in Mandan for many years. Mandanites know that the people on the other side of the Missouri are not real North Dakotans or even real Americans.

      • Snarkbot 9000

        Oh I had a whole bit on Mandan I left out. One of my friends out there was from Bismarck – from listening to him, Mandan seemed like something of a cross between a a prison camp and a bad rendition of Deliverance. Quite the rivalry there I must say. Needless to say I took it with a grain of salt. I mean a 100% teen pregnancy rate seemed a bit far fetched. He might have agreed with your sentiments as well if not for the first run in with Minnesotans invading across the Red River, though. I would surmise he might believe even now that the line of demarcation was really about mid-way across that river. I have no reason to think otherwise.

  • TootsStansbury

    Awww! A post with a very happy ending.

    • H0mer0

      (esp after OT Trevor Noah convinced me to look at the videos and the cop who pulled him over seemed to lose his shit even as Philando Castille was trying to comply. Was he on speed? Did they tox screen him?(the cop, I mean.))

  • psychobroad

    That picture of ‘Trix holding the smiling baby may be the sweetest thing I’ve seen ever. I have tears in my eyes.

  • Zyxomma

    That’s not gas, that’s a happy babby!! Squeee!

    I love kids, as long as they belong to other people. I made the decision decades ago to remain child-free. If I ever change my mind (not bloody likely), I’ll adopt. I’m child-free for the same reason I’m vegan: We have only one planet.

    The sight of Aunt Donna Rose and Baby Tallulah kissing melted my heart.

    • Lefty Wright

      I kind of like my approach. I skipped the kids and went straight to grandkids. I married late and my wife had an adult daughter who since has had three kids. They are now ages 15 to 20, and until the oldest went to college, we generally saw each of them several times a week. When they were younger, they spent 20 hours a week or more at our house. I still get out with the youngest one for lunch or just to get out in the afternoon several times a week in the summer and pick her up at school the rest of the year. I highly recommend it for the person marrying later in life and wanting some kid time with a little less responsibility.

      • Zyxomma

        I had that for awhile. The ex has three kids, the youngest of whom was a student at Johns Hopkins when we met. Had we stayed together, I’d perhaps be looking forward to his grandkids, but after nine years, he found an excuse to let me go. Pity the fool. (I’m still friendly with his kids, we’re FB friends and the eldest, who has a different mother than her sibs, is also a friend IRL).

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Even though I’m a city boy, those pictures are familiar to me. You can see the same thing all over Minnesota, and even California. Kremlin Lutheran Church? I’m guessing Missouri Synod, not the libberul ELCA.

    • Pink Pearl

      Nope, it is indeed ELCA. Have been there.

  • RugzYaBurnt

    Well, that just warms the cockles of my back heart. :’)

  • bookish

    Adorable little burrito baby.

    • H0mer0

      careful there, Trixie warned us.

  • SCK

    Aw, super cute baby!

  • SPG138

    Great hop scotching jebus. That is so cute! There is great peace in all of those photos.😉 It is a beautiful thing when you see it.

  • boredcatlady

    Maybe all the cool people should just move to Montana with all that low-population and turn it blue — wouldn’t take *that many people

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Like what… 15? 20?

      That should be possible. Build a Starbucks and they will come.

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    AWWWIE DONNA ROSE AND TALLULAH MY HEART IS SOARING!!

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    Those babbies – both Tallulah AND Aunt Donna Rose – are beyond adorable!!!

  • (((Aron)))

    COME TO BOSTON COME TO BOSTON COME TO BOSTON COME TO BOSTON

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