Thursday, April 14

Vote for this resolution and all your wildest dreams will come true.

The Idaho State Legislature has passed a resolution commending the makers of "Napoleon Dynamite" for bringing positive attention to the state of Idaho and, I guess, for making a kick-ass movie besides. Which would be interesting and surprising enough on its own, I guess, but you have to read the actual resolution to believe it:

WHEREAS, Kip's relationship with LaFawnduh is a tribute to e-commerce and Idaho's technology-driven industry; and

WHEREAS, Kip and LaFawnduh's wedding shows Idaho's commitment to healthy marriages; and

WHEREAS, the prevalence of cooked steak as a primary food group pays tribute to Idaho's beef industry; and

WHEREAS, Napoleon's tetherball dexterity emphasizes the importance of physical education in Idaho public schools; and

WHEREAS, Tina the llama, the chickens with large talons, the 4-H milk cows, and the Honeymoon Stallion showcase Idaho's animal husbandry; and

WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" and run the risk of having the "Worst Day of Their Lives!"

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature . . .

Wow. You know, I always thought Idaho was one of those really right-wing mountain states that spent too much time arming themselves in the event of an attack by the federal government's black helicopters to have any fun, but whaddaya know, these guys have a sense of humor after all. (And as far as I've been able to ascertain, the resolution passed the Idaho House 70-0.)

1 comment:

Cassie Schoon said...

My grandparents live in Idaho, and really, for the most part, it is as you describe- a terrifyingly right-wing militia compound with lots of dimwitted and overly armed backwoods idiots who buy into the hive mind mentality of either the Mormon Church or the Witnesses. But it has its pretty spots . . . and apparently a good sense of humor as well.