Where Men Are Men And Sheep Don’t Call In The Middle Of The Night

A Guardian reporter ponders “Bushlandia”.

“It wasn’t so long ago,” a car-rental employee said, half-jokingly, “that if you voted Democrat round here, you’d get shot.”

Half-jokingly?

FILED UNDER: General, US Politics
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Comments

  1. James Joyner says:

    You’d probably really only get punched.

  2. McGehee says:

    I have a feeling if that guy’s been getting punched, it’s not entirely because of the way he votes.

  3. lily says:

    The threat of violence is real. BLM officials get shot at. Forest Service people get death threats. In Kamiah I once saw an effigy labeled ‘Sierra Club” hanging from a telelphone pole. All this from a state with one of the most subsidized, parasitic economies in the US. In truth the threats of violence are related to the determination of some people in Idaho to simultaneously cling to the image of independence while also demanding that public owned resources be misamanaged and abused to increase the profitablility of their subsidized use of the resources. I retaliate by boycotting beef. (Haven’t eaten any in thirty years).
    I go camping in Idaho regularly and the stuff you read in the local papers is very scarey. The local culture is based on a strong sense of entitlement, plus HUGE snobbery about the essential superiority of small town people, plus faux victimization complex because the rest of the world doesn’t kiss their asses sufficiently.. Nasty mix.

  4. legion says:

    Lily-
    Come over to Boise – it’s surprisingly metropolitan and largely tolerant.

  5. Ben says:

    Lily,
    “…the most subsidized, parasitic economies in the U.S…..?” I think not. Perhaps you should do more research.

    Per capita ranking by state of government subsidies for the year 2003.
    Source. U.S. Census.
    1. Alaska $10,685.53
    2. Wyoming 6,779.19
    3. Delaware 6,162.23
    4. New York 6,156.29
    5. Vermont 5,879.38
    6. California 5,514.06

    Idaho is number 34 with $4,018.28

    I suggest you confine your camping to Woodland Park.

  6. floyd says:

    lily,hilarious sarcasm, you almost had someone there[lol]

  7. Doug says:

    I used to live in Nampa. Idaho is probably the most beautiful state in the nation but the real treasure in the treasure state are the people. I’m a native Kentuckian and have a thick hillbilly accent. In most states I’m treated like a dim witted farm clod. (I’m not the smartest guy on the web but I am sporting a better than average IQ) In Idaho I was treated with a huge amount of dignity and respect. I hope to retire there. ‘Maybe buy some land in Salmon, ID!!! Or run for office.

  8. ICallMasICM says:

    ‘I go camping in Idaho regularly and the stuff you read in the local papers is very scarey. The local culture is based on a strong sense of entitlement, plus HUGE snobbery about the essential superiority of small town people, plus faux victimization complex because the rest of the world doesnâ??t kiss their asses sufficiently.. Nasty mix. ‘

    You’d almost wonder why someone would choose to go there. What’s that about victimization complex again?