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Senator David Howard Continues to Fixate on The Gays

It really wouldn’t be a legislative session without David Howard posting offensive remarks about someone. During the past few years, he’s posted vile comments about American Indians, African Americans, the President, and potential civil wars, but most of the time, he seems bizarrely, almost suggestively fixated on the problem of “the gays.”

Over the past two days, he’s posted two links on his Facebook page, each suggesting that LGBTQ people are mentally ill, a common theme in his hate-filled, logic-free diatribes.

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It’s been some time since I took a psychology class in college, but I seem to remember some discussion about sublimation, in which a person satisfies an impulse they just can’t act out on by attacking a substitute object, and projection, when one attributes their own “unacceptable” thoughts to another person or group of people. Given that Senator Howard just can’t stop thinking and writing about the “homosexual lifestyle,” especially when he relies on discredited, hack science to do it, one has to wonder if there’s something he’s trying to work out.

One also has to wonder if, now that Mr. Howard is in the Senate, whether the Montana political media will cover his almost unbelievably crude, offensive, and even dangerous rhetoric.

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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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  • Of course they won’t. OTOH, if he was a Democrat it would be front page headlines. They would be calling for his resignation! Cross-burnings! Run him out of town on a rail! No punishment is too good/bad for the jerk!

    But this is the land of the red-neck and straight-laced cowboys (and I do mean straight). So it’s those gol’durned gays and such that need such things. And our vaunted media quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) agree.

    Sorry about that. Even here in so-called liberal Missoula.

  • I foresee Mr. Davey Crackpot introducing a bill along THESE lines! (They all do.) And why not?! Conservative USED to mean Barry Goldwater types watching your wallet. Now, it means christofascists like Davey Coward watching your zipper! Is this weird or what??? Oh look! Davey Coward is more interested in your PEE PEE than good governance! Works for Davey!

    Wonder which sex old Davie Coward will pick for his/herself??? I won’t ask, and he won’t tell. But I’m bettin’ that old Davie Coward has some “issues”!!! that are quite unresolved! YIKES! What IS that wiggly piggly lil’ thing down there, Davey Coward???? Meeethinks that ol’ Davey Coward prooooTESTS too much! GET HIM TO GAY THERAPY FOR JAYSUS! We can pray away the gay for ol’ Davey Crockashit!

    Born on a mountaintop in Montany,
    Been talkin’ to the Lord since he was only three.
    Got hisself elected to the state Lege
    And now he see’s a homo behind ever tree!

    Davey, Davey Crackpot
    King of the fun with the queers!

    But what the hay, he’s a good conservative! And you know what that means. DUMB as dog shit and twice as stooopid!

    And hey, it’s OK to be a bigoted racist asshole. That’s his right. But it NOT his right to get away with it unscathed! The real religious folks in this state need to get angry and start fighting back, for we know the press won’t!

    • p.s. And I had a hard time understanding the Pubbie prohibition against open toed sandals for the longest time. Then, it hit me! They did it as a favor to Davey Crackpot, for just LOOK at the dude! He just LOOKS like the kinda guy who would suck a toe! Suck a toe for fun and sexual enjoyment! Kinda hard for Davey to concentrate with naked TOES starin’ him in the face! They did it to prevent Davey from gettin’ hisself all aroused and embarrassin’ hisself during the session and distracting the work at hand, which we ALL know is homos! Thas right. The biggest problem in the state right now is homos! In fact, we are entering a new period in Montana history which I call the Wang Dynasty, for the Pubbies are more concerned about a feller’s wang than good governance! Yep. The Wang Dynasty. Sorta fits, don’t it?!

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