Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   In New York, it's not necessarily a deal-breaker if a candidate get caught "sexting" with a dozen different women or hiring high-priced call girls. In Wyoming however, it's apparently a pretty big deal if a candidate got her fishing license early   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Liz Cheney, Wyoming, New York, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Lynne Cheney, Newseum, Richard Nixon, U.S. Vice President  
•       •       •

1116 clicks; posted to Politics » on 07 Aug 2013 at 12:39 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



60 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-08-07 12:26:55 PM  
Acorn, tree, etc.
 
2013-08-07 12:28:25 PM  
"The special thing about Wyoming is how much democracy here depends on people-to-people interaction," Cheney told the Enterprise. "During the next 15 months I'm going to be in every town in the state."

I'm sure all forty people in Wyoming appreciate it.
 
2013-08-07 12:45:11 PM  
Call calls?
 
2013-08-07 12:46:22 PM  
I guess the good folks of Wyoming have higher standards than the libs of New York.

Not surprising.
 
2013-08-07 12:47:56 PM  

Aristocles: I guess the good folks of Wyoming have higher standards than the libs of New York.

Not surprising.


Or they're just really really boring.
 
2013-08-07 12:48:11 PM  
It's too bad this is the wrong Cheney for some not-so-subtle jokes about munching carpet.
 
2013-08-07 12:50:44 PM  
I read that as fisting license....
 
2013-08-07 12:51:39 PM  
They're called schools, Subby.

Look into one.
 
2013-08-07 12:51:55 PM  
DNRTFA, but if it's a license that's in limited supply it's a pretty big deal.
 
2013-08-07 12:52:53 PM  
Isn't there a visitor fishing license?
 
2013-08-07 12:53:04 PM  

Fark It: It's too bad this is the wrong Cheney for some not-so-subtle jokes about munching carpet.


Or the fishiness of the situation (unless were you staying off the icthyoid references on purpose)?

Also, one is a private matter between a man and his wife, the other suggests someone spilled some juice around a state licensing office. I'll leave it to the viewer to decide which is worse behavior from someone desiring a role in government.

// neither is desirable, but I'd rather have someone who lies to his wife than someone who defrauds - or worse, directly influences the affairs of - a government office, especially in violation of law
// this changes if it really was an "overzealous staffer"
// ...man, that guy just farks EVERYTHING up, don't he?
 
2013-08-07 12:57:37 PM  
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner plunged to fourth place among Democrats in a poll taken since he admitted to having illicit online exchanges with women even after he resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal.
The poll - which Weiner led just five days ago - also showed about half of likely Democratic voters saying Weiner should abandon his mayoral bid.

http://news.yahoo.com/weiner-falls-4th-nyc-mayoral-poll-205848594.ht ml

Looks like it's a deal-breaker for some people IN New York.
 
2013-08-07 12:58:02 PM  
It's the hunting license that should worry people. Mostly close friends, if she takes after her father.
 
2013-08-07 12:58:54 PM  
At least Anthony Weiner lives and has lived forever in the city that he is running for elected office in.

Liz Cheney is a carpetbagger - she doesn't live in Wyoming and never has.


/She is a very accomplished individual though - she is smart and has a very impressive resume.
 
2013-08-07 12:58:59 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Yet again, more proof that Republicans have higher standards than Dems.


Yep, fraud and tax evasion are way higher offenses than sexting
 
2013-08-07 01:03:48 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Isn't there a visitor fishing license?


There is, but it's more expensive. Better Article where she blames it on a clerk.

She apparently has problems with forms: Liz Cheney and her husband were more than two months late paying property taxes...misunderstood the terms of their purchase of the four-bedroom, four-bath log home

/Oh, and both her and her husband are attorneys
//Pretty stupid attorneys if they can't figure out residency requirements or property tax obligations
///But more likely a willful disregard, since following the rules is for common folk
 
2013-08-07 01:03:54 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Yet again, more proof that Republicans have higher standards than Dems.


That's a pretty wide stance you're taking there, troll.
 
2013-08-07 01:05:14 PM  

Esc7: Call calls?


I'm wondering about that one myself.
 
2013-08-07 01:06:01 PM  

mediablitz: It's the hunting license that should worry people. Mostly close friends, if she takes after her father.


That was my first thought, being around a Cheney with a loaded gun isn;t the healthiest thing in the world, or, if the rumors from back then are true, a loaded  Cheney with a car..
 
2013-08-07 01:07:28 PM  

vernonFL: At least Anthony Weiner lives and has lived forever in the city that he is running for elected office in.

Liz Cheney is a carpetbagger - she doesn't live in Wyoming and never has.


/She is a very accomplished individual though - she is smart and has a very impressive resume.


There's a joke about the family producing a carpetbagger and a carpetmuncher, but *I* certainly am way to classy to make it....
 
2013-08-07 01:11:12 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: JolobinSmokin: Isn't there a visitor fishing license?

There is, but it's more expensive. Better Article where she blames it on a clerk.

She apparently has problems with forms: Liz Cheney and her husband were more than two months late paying property taxes...misunderstood the terms of their purchase of the four-bedroom, four-bath log home

/Oh, and both her and her husband are attorneys
//Pretty stupid attorneys if they can't figure out residency requirements or property tax obligations
///But more likely a willful disregard, since following the rules is for common folk


Hey if a Supreme Court Justice can't figure out a one-page disclosure form, what chances do mere atorneys have of puzzling out a twenty page purchase contract of multi-page license application?
 
2013-08-07 01:13:09 PM  

Magorn: Hey if a Supreme Court Justice can't figure out a one-page disclosure form, what chances do mere atorneys have of puzzling out a twenty page purchase contract of multi-page license application?


I'd forgotten about that...and TurboTax Timmy.  My day has just gotten more depressing.
 
2013-08-07 01:18:43 PM  

Fark It: It's too bad this is the wrong Cheney for some not-so-subtle jokes about munching carpet.

firemanbuck: I read that as fisting license....

 
2013-08-07 01:19:04 PM  

Aristocles: I guess the good folks of Wyoming have higher standards than the libs of New York.

Not surprising.


With logic like this, it's no wonder Wyoming is such a political powerhouse.
 
2013-08-07 01:20:21 PM  
That race is going to be a GOP bloodbath. There is likely nothing she won't do to get in to that seat.
 
2013-08-07 01:26:24 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Isn't there a visitor fishing license?


She saved $70 bucks by lying about being a resident.
 
2013-08-07 01:28:42 PM  
As someone who was born & raised in Wyoming and moved to New York, I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-08-07 01:35:26 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: That race is going to be a GOP bloodbath. There is likely nothing she won't do to get in to that seat.


What will be interesting is which of the following will the current republican senators do during the Wyoming Senatorial primaries:

- Support Enzi
- Support Cheney
- Remain silent and support neither one

Decisions, decisions.  Sucks to be a Senate republican these days.
 
2013-08-07 01:36:56 PM  

Witty_Retort: JolobinSmokin: Isn't there a visitor fishing license?

She saved $70 bucks by lying about being a resident.


oh, IC, I bet she didn't even really fish either.

Just cast a line and had someone else watch it for her.
 
2013-08-07 01:38:32 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Witty_Retort: JolobinSmokin: Isn't there a visitor fishing license?

She saved $70 bucks by lying about being a resident.

oh, IC, I bet she didn't even really fish either.

Just cast a line and had someone else watch it for her.


She needed legitimate street cred to run in the mean state of Wyoming. Nothing says "I'm just like you" like a fishing licenses.
 
2013-08-07 01:40:38 PM  
"The special thing about Wyoming is how much democracy here depends on people-to-people interaction," Cheney told the Enterprise. "During the next 15 months I'm going to be in every town in the state."

...It's much easier to deal with fellow old-money cronies in this heavily-subsidized state without having all the riff-raff and poors in the way. It's like a rich wilderness enclave where we pretend everyone outside the state is a foreigner. As a 2nd-generation wealthy person riding my father's coattails, it only feels right to live in this small, but extraordinarily over-represented state full of greedy pseudo-christians and some less wealthy folks that can't distinguish the Bible from the Constitution. I can think of nowhere more suited to me than this isolated place, sitting on mounds of natural resources formed by nature and developed by my ancestors.
 
2013-08-07 01:48:15 PM  

oldernell: Acorn, tree, etc.


Did you say ACORN?  Defund it immediately!!?!?!
 
2013-08-07 01:52:27 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Yet again, more proof that Republicans have higher standards than Dems.


This is a good topic to troll in.  But make sure you have your license.
 
2013-08-07 01:52:49 PM  

Witty_Retort: JolobinSmokin: Isn't there a visitor fishing license?

She saved $70 bucks by lying about being a resident.


Just so she could have a piece of paper to say hey I am not a DC insider/carpet bagger I am just like you, I hunt, fish and go to rodeos.
 
2013-08-07 01:53:22 PM  
"...a pretty big deal if a candidate got her fishing license early."
Hmm...I think I see the problem here...
(reads TFA)

"The clerk made a mistake"-
Well, "72 days" can be very easily mistaken for "10 years"...

"Not paying your property taxes on time" is kinda hard to weasel out of.

Nope, can't raise any sympathy here.
 
2013-08-07 02:05:44 PM  
Okay, for some of our trolls here, I'll give you the difference between a liberal and a conservative: liberals have principles, and stand up for people regardless of party/team/tribe.

Cheney trotted down there to get this symbolic little piece of paper. But it would look bad if she got a visitor license, so she (foolishly) got a resident license.

The GOP establishment is pretty upset that she's running, and saw this as a chance to seize on the kind of meaningless, symbolic thing that can derail a campaign. It hits all the right buttons: being a "real" Wyoming person, honesty, etc.

So they're coming down as hard as possible. They'll turn this in to a misdemeanor case, they'll drag it out as long and as loudly as possible, they'll turn this in to their own little Whitewater.

Yeah, she did something wrong. But it's a minor thing, they're turning it in to a mountain, and it isn't a matter of principle.

And if the parties were reversed, and this was a Democrat being raked over the coals by his own party for bucking the establishment, not a single conservative would point it out. They'd just toss more gasoline on the fire.
 
2013-08-07 02:14:13 PM  

Witty_Retort: She saved $70 bucks by lying about being a resident.


Yep.  For resident hunting licencses and big game tags, residents save hundreds or even thousands of bucks over what carpetbagging non-resident hunters have to pay
 
2013-08-07 02:27:46 PM  
MisterRonbo: Okay, for some of our trolls hereI'll give you the difference between a liberal and a conservative: liberals have principles, and stand up for people regardless of party/team/tribe.

Ok, that was pretty funny, right there.


But it's a minor thing,

Bullshiat.
Not even close. The western states takes this just as serioulsy .
 
2013-08-07 02:28:33 PM  
I'm pretty sure that Vonage or one of those other companies can solve the high priced call call problem.

Failure to pay property taxes and her excuse for lying on the license application seems a little fishy, though.
 
2013-08-07 02:33:31 PM  

HeadLever: Witty_Retort: She saved $70 bucks by lying about being a resident.

Yep.  For resident hunting licencses and big game tags, residents save hundreds or even thousands of bucks over what carpetbagging non-resident hunters have to pay


I never really thought of hunters as being interested in saving bucks. Usually they just shoot 'em and mount their heads on the wall.
 
2013-08-07 02:42:20 PM  

BMulligan: I never really thought of hunters as being interested in saving bucks.


gotta love Pittman-Robertson, amiright?
 
2013-08-07 02:57:21 PM  
 
2013-08-07 03:08:39 PM  

HeadLever: BMulligan: I never really thought of hunters as being interested in saving bucks.

gotta love Pittman-Robertson, amiright?


Yeah, I was joking. Hunters are often closely involved with conservation issues, at least insofar as conservation benefits hunters. When it comes to protecting the top-order predators so essential to maintaining a healthy ecosystem, however, things get a bit more complicated. My wife's job involves working with wildlife officials responsible for reintroducing wolves to our state, and they get almost as much pushback from hunters as they do from ranchers. In general, though, hunters tend to be pretty good stewards of the environment.
 
2013-08-07 03:28:33 PM  

BMulligan: Yeah, I was joking


Yeah, that awful, unintended pun needed its ass kicked.

My wife's job involves working with wildlife officials responsible for reintroducing wolves to our state, and they get almost as much pushback from hunters as they do from ranchers.

Being from Idaho, we can say 'been there, done that'.  Hopefully you can lean from us.  The issue we had was that many in the environmental community could not understand the need to manage wolves along with the big game and they absolutely refused to allow state management.  This roadblock caused the wolf population to explode and caused a pretty big impact on many big game populations.  Of course this is going to rile up the hunters.

Finally, the courts biatchslapped some of these groups and the state finally was able to take over management.  We are finally starting to see some balance being established again.

Overall, nothing brings out the emotions around here like wolves.  Just go ask Robert Millage.
 
2013-08-07 03:35:56 PM  

MFAWG: DNRTFA, but if it's a license that's in limited supply it's a pretty big deal.


JolobinSmokin: Isn't there a visitor fishing license?


Wildlife is a big farking deal in Wyoming. There are out of state licenses available all day long. I grew up there. Poaching or breaking the hunting and fishing regulations will get you turned into a social outcast real fast.
 
2013-08-07 04:22:59 PM  

Job Creator: Fark It: It's too bad this is the wrong Cheney for some not-so-subtle jokes about munching carpet.
firemanbuck: I read that as fisting license....


Hey now, fisting is all-inclusive-lesbian, gay, hetero female...  I've seen the videos.  I'm not sure about where hetero males fit in though....

Disclaimer:  Firemanbuck is not, has not, nor will ever be a participant of fisting.
 
2013-08-07 04:50:17 PM  
All right, this just seems ridiculous to be something for piling on... She applied for the license, and instead of getting denied for not being there long enough, a clerical error allowed her to get a license. Same with the tax thing, people get their shiat farked up all the time financially. I'm giving her a pass on this one.
 
2013-08-07 05:14:42 PM  

Mikey1969: ... She applied for the license, and instead of getting denied for not being there long enough, a clerical error allowed her to get a license.


Anyone that hunts or fishes much knows that there is substantial higher fees to be paid if you are out of state.  I very much doubt that this was a 'clerical error' as it likely had political ramifications as well.
 
2013-08-07 05:25:52 PM  

HeadLever: Mikey1969: ... She applied for the license, and instead of getting denied for not being there long enough, a clerical error allowed her to get a license.

Anyone that hunts or fishes much knows that there is substantial higher fees to be paid if you are out of state.  I very much doubt that this was a 'clerical error' as it likely had political ramifications as well.


What I'm saying is that she might have thought just owning the house was enough for an in-state license, and when the records that were farked up said 10 years, they went ahead and issued her one. The fees aren't THAT high that someone who can afford a $1.6 million house has to lie, IMO.
 
2013-08-07 05:44:49 PM  

Mikey1969: What I'm saying is that she might have thought just owning the house was enough for an in-state license


Always a possibility, however, they are pretty sticky on the requirement.  Here in Idaho they require proof of residency to buy any in-state license.  Last year's hunting/fishing license does not count as this proof.
 
Displayed 50 of 60 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report