"Those who were AGAINST the forming of our country as it was formed, were called Anti-federalists, and they were the ones who thought that government was responsible to regulate and promote morality, virtue and religion. Many Anit-Federalists... were shocked at the Constitution's totally secular tone and its general lack of any religious content in the Federalists arguments made for the Constitution." (page 58 of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay The Federalist Papers)
Why Idaho is a Political Bloggers' Dream State
"Yeah, I you know when I drink alone/ I prefer to be by myself." - George Thorogood.
(NOTE: It could also be called a nightmare)
So you think you can blog?
You call yourself a progressive, a liberal, a Democrat or something along those lines?
Do you live and blog outside of Idaho?
Come join us.
As I wrote in my recent entry: UPDATED: Idaho Senator Mike Crapo charged with drunken driving:
One large land mass.
One small population.
One political party filled with more screw-ups than you can fit in an average class at the Betty Ford Center.
Great family values!
Way to set an example for our children! (triple snark)
Yeah, there is not much out here, except for one thing: a target rich environment to bust on Republicans!
Can your state beat our list of anti-GOP blogging topics?
Just when you thought it was safe (or if you were ready to be bored), Crapo, for example, recently plead guilty to drunk driving. The senator said he felt like he owed people a full explanation of his behavior and took questions outside the courthouse.
Idaho's GOP: the gift that keeps on giving.
Crapo gave an apologetic statement where he acknowledged that he been drinking alcohol on occasion for the past year or so, in violation of the tenets of his Mormon faith.
Crapo said he had been drinking vodka and tonic at his Washington home on the night of Dec. 22, became restless, couldn't sleep and went out for a drive.
Crapo said he was not with anyone at the time, was not going to see anyone and was not coming or going from seeing anybody.
Well that covers just about everybody (gay, straight, male female, and other) doesn't it?
"In recent months, and for less than a year, I have on occasion had alcoholic drinks in my apartment in Washington, DC. It was a poor choice to use alcohol to relieve stress—and one at odds with my personally-held religious beliefs. However, on the night of Saturday, December 22nd, I made another even worse decision to go for a drive to get out of my apartment and try to wind down. I left my apartment, driving out past the monuments. I was alone during this drive and never left my vehicle. After driving around for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, I realized what a mistake it had been for me to drive and decided to return to my apartment. I approached a multi-street intersection and mistakenly turned against a red light. It was at that time that the police pulled me over.
On Daily Kos, I asked: You think you can have more fun blogging about Republicans in your state?
Take at look at these jabs:
I'm feeling restless. I think I'll go for a drive. --not said by a drunk 61 year old at night ever.
... Interesting that he was now drinking vodka tonics. So let me get this straight. The senate adjourned on December 21 due to return December 26. His family is in (Idaho Falls). He's still in DC 48 hours later, drinking, alone and restless. Not passing the smell test.
So you think your Republicans are more twisted, demented, and downright backwards that ours here in Idaho?
In about a month we are going to have another topic which is sure to disconnect readers from any imaginable reality.