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Mountain Mule

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Hometown: Colorado Springs
Home country: Colorado
Current location: the Four Corners
Member since: Thu Dec 1, 2016, 02:27 PM
Number of posts: 997

About Me

A survivor of the Great Election Day Hack Attack, so this is not my first ride at the DU rodeo. Given the events of the past year, I have resigned my US citizenship and I await notification about my request for asylum in the Navajo Nation about 20 miles south of my current location. My current country is the bright blue state of Colorado. I have dedicated myself to the destruction of the current oligarchy under which the US is now governed. Direct Democracy is true Democracy!

Journal Archives

Wild boars overrun ISIS position, kill 3 militants!


Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say.

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces, told The Times of London the militants were hiding on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk when the boars overwhelmed them Sunday. Five other militants were injured, al-Assi said. He said the group was poised to attack a band of local tribesmen who had fled to nearby mountains since militants seized the town of Hawija three years ago.

“It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields,” he said.

Hah! Even the swine have finally started turning against the swine. I'll be eating bacon and carnitas to celebrate!

Posted by Mountain Mule | Mon May 1, 2017, 03:05 AM (10 replies)

Today's Climate Rally in my rural little red-neck town!

Some folks think Colorado is all a nice Progressive, Blue State. Heh! If only! The fact is that once you get away from the urban areas like Denver or Boulder, Colorado reverts to its conservative ranching and farming roots. The county I live in went overwhelmingly Trumpf in the so-called election last November. Still, there's something new in the air these days and it began with our local march in support of the Women's March in DC. 500 women in pussy hats and our loyal friends and supporters mustered up to march down Main Street in a blizzard! This is amazing for a little town (pop 8,000) like mine. But people out here in Western Colorado are pretty ticked off by the Traitor and his cronies and they've been coming together in amazing new ways.

Todays rally in support of the Climate March nationally was no exception. We had people of all ages show up in the town park today for our rally and March. There were some pretty clever signs too like one that read "SKI TELLURIDE 2050!" and it showed a picture of a guy on WATER ski's. Three elementary school kids who had written winning poems or short essays in support of the environment came up to the stand to share their efforts - pretty darn cute and pretty darn good, too.

Once we got our march down Main Street under way, we were met with mostly cars honking their horns in approval and folks passing by giving us thumbs up signs. Naturally, there were a few Neanderthals who just didn't get it (the stupidity of Trumpf supporters never ceases to amaze me). One guy leaned out his car window and started shouting "USA! USA! USA!" at us. Talk about clueless. We all looked at one another and laughed and took up his chant "USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!!!!" Exactly the reason we'd all come out - because of concern for our beautiful state and our beautiful country. At least this time around, no one threatened to come back with their hunting rifles as has happened once or twice in the past. It was snowy and cold here but we Coloradans are tough and there was another great turn-out - over 400 people. YES! It's things like this that give me hope for our country despite the awful assault our democracy is currently under. If a gang of cowboys and Indians and old lady's and little kids and people with WATER ski's can get together and march in solidarity then everyone across this nation can.

Let's hear it for Cortez, Colorado, everybody! I love this place and I love my country!

Posted by Mountain Mule | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 11:11 PM (8 replies)

Tutu Protests And Parties Break Out In Wyoming Over Senator's Remark (NPR News)

Tutu Protests And Parties Break Out In Wyoming Over Senator's Remark


I love the following! Even conservative Wyoming (home state of Dick Cheney) is getting fed up! You go, my Wyoming neighbors! Maybe we Coloradans will put on some tutu's of our own and we'll all meet up for Rodeo Days in Cheyenne!

A week after Sen. Mike Enzi told high school students that a man who wears a tutu to a bar "kind of asks for" a fight, his constituents in Wyoming are wearing tutus to school and work — and, yes, to bars — on Friday. Enzi has apologized for his "poor choice of words."

Protest parties are also scheduled through the weekend, and on Friday, people have been using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus. One image posted today showed University of Wyoming student Tyler Wolfgang wearing a suit and a tutu, posing at a campus building that bears Enzi's name.

"Our hope with the state-wide [efforts] is that even in small communities we'll get a handful of people to share a photo of themselves in the bar wearing a tutu," one organizer, Patrick Harrington of Laramie, tells member station Wyoming Public Media, "so we can show Senator Enzi that he really is representing a large group of people and a really diverse group of people in Wyoming."

Those efforts include a "tutu family game night" at a church in Cheyenne. Pub crawls are planned in Laramie, Pinedale, and Sheridan; bars are offering discounts to anyone in a tutu, and at least one establishment is also contributing part of its proceeds to gay pride events.

Enzi has apologized for the remarks he made at Greybull High School, in which he told an unusual anecdote in response to a question about how he sees the LGBTQ community in Wyoming. As recounted by the Greybull Standard newspaper, Enzi said:

"I know a guy who wears a tutu and goes to bars on Friday night and is always surprised that he gets in fights. Well, he kind of asks for it. That's the way that he winds up with that kind of problem."

At the time, Enzi said his anecdote illustrated the need for civility and mutual respect, citing Wyoming's "live and let live mantra," as WPM reported. But he was quickly criticized for not succeeding in making that point — and for doing so in an inappropriate setting.

Wyoming Democrats Chairman Joe M. Barbuto said Enzi's comment "was ugly and indicative of a kind of backwards thinking that has no place in today's society."

On Tuesday, Enzi, 73, issued an apology, saying, "I regret a poor choice of words during part of my presentation."

He added, "None of us is infallible and I apologize to anyone who has taken offense. No offense was intended. Quite the opposite in fact, and so I ask for your understanding as well."

The plan for a tutu protest was met with enthusiasm in Wyoming, even prompting a tutorial on making one's own tutu in Laramie Thursday night.

Demonstrators were also urged to keep the issues of bullying and civil rights in mind, with Eliza Hanson urging her fellow protesters, "Wear your tutu's this weekend but please take it seriously. Some of us 'wear tutus' on a daily basis and I would really appreciate it if you didn't try and make a joke out of yourself while wearing one."

Hanson continued, "Respect the cause, respect the oppressed. Stand up for something, but be aware of yourself, and be aware of the image you will be branding us all as having. Most importantly, be safe. Much love to everyone."

Posted by Mountain Mule | Fri Apr 28, 2017, 07:07 PM (23 replies)
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