Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Boycott Idaho

That does it.

When the Idaho legislature passed an Ag Gag bill last month, there was enough news coverage and public outcry that I assumed the governor would veto it.  Riiight. The inbred governor of a teabag state, caring about what the rest of the country thinks?

Idaho is now the fourth state after Iowa, Utah and Missouri to enact an Ag Gag law, whereby unthinkable unsanitary conditions in factory farms are perfectly OK, but reporting these conditions is a crime.

Hopefully, these four states have enough voters whose parents aren't first cousins, that these Ag Gag laws can be overturned by a referendum.  If not, please spend your money in the other forty-six states.

Governor Butch Otter (RBends Over For the Farm Syndicate) signed this bill two days ago.

Bob Naerebout, director of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association, gushed:

“We’re extremely pleased that the bill passed.  Even though there was a lot of negative ads run on this bill, and even though the bill was misrepresented by animal rights groups, Idaho’s legislators were able to see through that.” 

Able to see through that Right.  Their vision was greatly improved by the huge bribes they received from the Dairymen's Association.

Matt Rice of Mercy for Animals said:

“Gov. Otter has decided to keep corrupt factory farming practices from the public. He’s created a safe haven for animal abuse.  These are facilities that supply food to the entire country. No other industry has the kind of immunity.”

Money talks.  And prostitutes like Butch Otter are happy to bend over for it.

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Blogger Snave said...

Butch Otter is a doofus.

NE Oregon might as well be part of Idaho when it comes to politics. A lot of people in this area think Otter is wonderful... it's pretty sad, really, when defiance and willful stupidity are considered signs of great leadership.

March 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After all these years of granting some rights to Animals, now we say Animals have no rights? Then why isn't OK to kick your Dog or Starve your Cat, but OK to violate a Cow?

I also think these laws are open to a challenge of a first Amendment basis, if you can make it stick not to film something illegal on a farm or a ranch, then where else can't you film?


March 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

I am trying to figure out exactly where, or rather, when, we took a wrong turn in this country.

This is the sort of thing which reinforces my thinking that we have gotten about as fucked up as we can get here in Amurica.

Sometimes I think we would have been better off had the British won the
American Revolutionary War. Seriously.

March 3, 2014 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Erik, I think the answer to your question is:

"Anywhere someone is making money."

March 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I think NE Oregon and eastern Washington are both culturally related to Idaho. And Boise probably has a lot of people who are appalled by what's happened to their state.

Erik: I hope these laws get overturned by the courts. Either that, or smaller non-factory farms should start advertising that "we have nothing to hide" and "we won't put you in jail for filming our operations."

jadedj: I agree with you on that last point, at the risk of sounding unpatriotic or sac-religious. We'd be more like Canada or New Zealand or Australia. That doesn't sound so bad, compared to the mutants that are taking over some of the red states.

March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am fed up with Idaho and Otter! I used to live in Washington State but now live in Tennessee. I want to inform folks here that oppose animal cruelty not only in the animal farming industry but also the total irrational war on wolves. Does anyone have a short, to the point and informative breakdown article I can share? I would also be interested in a group that is interested in boycotting states that have laws in place that are pushing our country back 100+ years (yes, my hands are full in Tennessee but thankfully I have some locals helping make some changes.) Thanks so much for any advise! Together, (hopefully) common sense will prevail!

April 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM  

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