A huge tip of the hat to student journalist Jessie Mazur, who endured 90 minutes of Derek Skees to collect a series of quotes and “insights” from the mind of the man who best represents the Montana Tea Party and their friends in the Republican Party.
Please read the whole thing. The student did a great job putting this together, and my bullet points hardly captured the collected crazy. From the mind of Skees:
There is no such thing as peak oil,” he says, “If the Gulf oil spill proved anything, it’s that oil is not a fossil fuel — it’s a naturally reoccurring process.”
He has no problem with the pursuit of alternative energy as long as it can survive without tax subsidies.
Skees is also a firm believer in nuclear energy.
“The tea party is the middle class railing against their death.” He explains that the lower class is supported by government spending, and the upper class can always find a way out of paying taxes, so it’s the middle class that gets abused.
He believes gays invented the idea of “hate language,” therefore modifying the Constitution. He feels that “equal protection under the law” means there should be no such thing as hate crime. He sees hate crime as the government telling him what he can and cannot say. In other words, it is tyranny