David Howard Watch: Violence Against Young Black Men and the President

While it seems Representative David Howard can do and say almost anything without getting attention from the media, I thought his latest political observation on Facebook was worth passing along.

In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict and President Obama’s measured remarks today, Representative Howard took a somewhat less civil view:


For a refresher, Mr. Howard was appointed by House Republican Leadership as the Human Services Committee chair and served on the Judiciary, Agriculture, and ETHICS Committees.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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  • Unfortunately, Don, being a racist asshole resonates with a goodly portion of ReePubes in Montana. Hell, Sen. Cornhole Burns led the way his entire senate career. He started the ball rolling. But of course ol’ Cornhole was much more subtle about it. But even so, it was all by design to send the coded message that racism was perfectly acceptable here in Montana.

    But it wasn’t just Cornhole Burns. Judy Mars was a huge proponent of home schools and the militia morons. She did her part to attract weirdos as best she could. And it worked! Hence, guys like Birther Bob, Gen. Robert E. Skees, and Pastord Bulbdim and others heard the call.

    Now, all bets are off. There is NOTHING subtle about the current racism expounded by the Pubes. It is their best recruiting tool for recruiting even more racist tools to Montana. For them, Montana is fast becoming the de facto White Homeland that they’ve always wanted.

    And no, you’ll nary see a word about it in the state dailies. For they can’t offend their readers! That is why they have never even investigated just WHO the Teatards really are even though I tried my best to get them to.

  • Though I disagree with Larry on the size and scope of Bigots moving to the state, I can agree with him that it seems only the Bigots, Warmongers and Corporate greedsters , and out of staters run for office on the GOP ticket lately.

    With Oil production becoming a big thing in the east part of our state. I actually think Traditional Democratic oil workers from the south who are seeing their medicare not expanded, plus their childrens education ruined on creationism, and literary license of teaching materials are moving to montana and changing the Dynamic. The only thing that might stop Democratic principles from moving forward in this state is gerrymandering at this point…. and believe me looking at what I see from social media from the republicans they are trying very hard to get this done for state politics

    Don, have you seen any of these Texas science books firsthand yet. I have friends in Texas who say even the history books, are not historically correct anymore? I am waiting for these folks to mail me some, sounds like it will be good science fiction reading, but horrible for kids wishing to go to college.

    Universities in Montana, and elsewhere are gonna be hard pressed to put more remedial learning classes into a incoming college kids curriculum just to get them up to speed for the real world…. thats gonna cost us more of our tax dollars down the road… as well as finding ways to make college more affordable.

    Larry, I really believe I am seeing our state go purple before my eyes down here.

    Already, I have had people who use to be very conservative ask me to run again, this time for Debbies seat. seems they want a loudmouth, a female Alan Grayson, that is fair to the county we live in. Especially the farmers, who want immigration reform.

    Everybody’s sick about Daines voting record in SW Montana. They are sick of the partisanship. They want more jobs so there kids stop moving away or going to war. They are truly asking democrats about Obamacare, and they are pretty sick of having Ammo for plunking unavailable because all of the big stores like walmart buying them up…. Having to drive 63 miles, so they have ammo for target practice or hunting is beginning to wear thin. ….

    This is all because of GOP scamming, and they are beginning to see it and feel it.

    I say its about time!

  • I’d say that’s a little harsh.

    Better to say he wished his drunken father had hit that tree before he met Miss Dunham.

    • Geez, Swede, I don’t mind you being a racist moron, but would you mind explaining just one more time just HOW you’re superior to black people? I keep forgetting. And really, it ISN’T real obvious to the casual observer! Sorry.

      • Talking to biggie when he has just a tiny weenie heart and and even smaller brain doesn’t help you Larry. Your arguing with a flea from the defunct flea’s circus….. chances are he doesn’t know what next dog to jump on.

        • Biggie does have one redeeming feature though… It seems to be a trait among most of the right wing commentors ….If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean…. just saying!

          • I actually like Swede. He’s an interesting fellow in all his incarnations, AND, he owns one of the most beautiful chunks of Montana I’ve ever trespassed across. I just wish he wasn’t such a racist asshole. That’s all. I think that most of the time he enjoys playing the devil’s advocate.

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