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“No Small Amount of Hypocrisy ….”

The idiocy of those involved in voting ‘nay’ on the Franken amendment continues unabated.  No explanations have been forthcoming from our two Idaho senators explaining their vote even though I’ve called the offices of both senators twice since the vote as well as have others.

This past Sunday, Sisyphus had an excellent post countering Kevin Richert’s write-up in the Idaho Statesman.  As stated:

Almost three weeks ago I wrote about the Idaho senators’ shameful vote on the Franken Amendment, carefully attentive to avoid an overreaching headline. Fortunately the traditional media in Idaho, Kevin Richert, took note of the issue and confronted the Idaho senators on their vote. Unfortunately Richert framed the issue as to whether Idaho’s senators were “pro-rape”, giving them a pass, rather than investigating and disclosing the reasons underlying the Franken Amendment.

The victim in this case started the Jamie Leigh Foundation to correct the abuses by government contractors in foreign jurisdictions and the inherent unequal bargaining positions between an employer and employee in those circumstances:

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The ‘No’ Vote on Mr. Franken’s Amendment

Perhaps our ‘esteemed’ senators – Mike Crapo and Jim Risch – can explain their “no” vote.

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The Mouse versus the Angry Gnome

Oh good lawd!   When you are a grouchy, angry, and unknown gnome in the U.S. Capitol – THIS is not a good idea.

WowWee!  Way to do Idaho proud, ya stupid fuck!

The Idaho media is too kind, Mr. Risch.  Don’t count on it from me – EVER.

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch incorrectly told Idaho lawmakers Wednesday that the federal stimulus package included $50 million for the “red-breasted harvest mouse” in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California district.

Incorrectly, my ass.  And what! What is a red-breasted harvest mouse? Are you mixing species again, Jim – birds and mices?  Even the salt marsh harvest mouse mentioned in the stimulus package is “otherwise known as red-bellied…”

More at Idaho Dems, Eye on Boise, and New West.

Angry Gnome Siting

While over picking my way thru the ‘construction’ at The Unequivocal Notion – reading Chris’ marking the installation of a new Idaho U.S. of Idaho with a (D) – Walt Minnick who is replacing the dunderheaded Bill Sali – I just happened to have the TV tuned to CSPAN. New senators were being sworn in and who did I spy amongst them – it was hard to tell ‘cuz he didn’t have his little gnome hat, but the bald spot sure did shine.  Ya know – he was kinda of shitty shifty-eyed as well.  He couldn’t quite concentrate on VP Dick. He looked like a worried groom who was jus’ waiting for someone to stand up and protest his being there with his eyes darting around.