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April 12, 2005 1:28 PM   Subscribe

Idaho House Resolution 29 WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!" I wish all legislation were worded this way.
posted by adamrice (32 comments total)

 
Let me just pre-emptively wager that there will be more than 50 Napoleon Dynamite quotes in the ensuing thread.
posted by Hildago at 1:58 PM on April 12, 2005


While I think that "Napoleon Dynamite" was pretty weak and could have used a serious rewrite, this is actually pretty damn funny. If only for the inclusion of this:

WHEREAS, Kip's relationship with LaFawnduh is a tribute to e-commerce and Idaho's technology-driven industry;

Heh.
posted by ColdChef at 2:01 PM on April 12, 2005


[this is good, GOSH.]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire at 2:01 PM on April 12, 2005


Holy crap this is awesome.

If the government is going to waste my damn money, they'd better at least be amusing me in the process...

Here you go Hildago:

"What kind of bill are you writing today, Idaho?"

"Whatever kind of bill we WANT to write... GOD!@#"...
posted by twiggy at 2:04 PM on April 12, 2005


WHEREAS, Pedro's efforts to bake a cake for Summer illustrate the positive connection between culinary skills to lifelong relationships;

I'd like Idaho to define positive, right now, in front of the whole class.
posted by underer at 2:05 PM on April 12, 2005


I'd like to catch Idaho a delicious bass for this.
posted by tittergrrl at 2:10 PM on April 12, 2005


I hear legislators in Idaho are pretty good with a bo staff.
posted by Ynoxas at 2:15 PM on April 12, 2005


Funny. Probably even funnier than the actual movie. Those guys have skills.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:19 PM on April 12, 2005


Idaho must have lots of girlfriends, because it's obviously got skills.
posted by schroedinger at 2:21 PM on April 12, 2005


Jared Hess recently directed a video for the Postal Service's "We Will Become Sihouettes," available here.
posted by eatitlive at 2:46 PM on April 12, 2005


Why are legislators wasting time and money on an effort like this!?

Ah, maybe I should just develop a sense of humor.

I wonder if they're having a killer time there in the Idaho legislature.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:47 PM on April 12, 2005


If the government is going to waste my damn money, they'd better at least be amusing me in the process...

Why are legislators wasting time and money on an effort like this!?


Didn't you read to the bottom?

FISCAL NOTE


There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.


Jeez! We're all wasting time, man.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:59 PM on April 12, 2005


semi-direct link to the Postal Service video. I wasn't that impressed, but I also didn't know exactly what to think, which isn't a bad thing.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:05 PM on April 12, 2005


Wow, but the US system of have state legislatures sure is working out well these days. They're clearly not struggling against irrelevance and an overly controlling federal government and so create comedy instead of governing.
posted by quiet at 3:09 PM on April 12, 2005


WHEREAS, any members... who choose to vote "Nay" on this concurrent resolution are "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!"

ADOPTED - 69-0-1


Was there a declaration of what to do with the abstainer?

20 WHEREAS, Napoleon's bicycle and Kip's skateboard promote better air qual-
21 ity and carpooling as alternatives to fuel-dependent methods of transportation;


Yay Idaho! I didn't know you cared. {snif}
posted by Aknaton at 4:05 PM on April 12, 2005


Nothing new here — state governments have been passing bills like these for decades. They're just giving a quick (and cheap!) bit of recognition to a successful local before they get on with their real business. This is no more a sign of "struggling against irrelevance" than all those damn state birds and rocks and lizards and whatnot.

(Come to think of it, I'm not sure if anyone has a state lizard. That would be kind of cool.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:09 PM on April 12, 2005


They're clearly not struggling against irrelevance and an overly controlling federal government and so create comedy instead of governing.

Is there a substantive difference between the two anymore? True, most of the real masters of legislative comedy have gravitated to darker, edgier material in recent years, but that doesn't mean the lighter side of the genre should be neglected.

You show me a politician who's working on a bill that includes the phrase "FREAKIN' IDIOTS!", and I'll show you a politician who's not causing any trouble.
posted by crake at 4:14 PM on April 12, 2005


I do have to congradulate the folks at Warner Brothers Independent Pictures for their sucess in astroturfing and guerilla marketing. Never before has a major studio been able to purposefully gain 'indie cred'. Usually it blows up in their faces.

[quonsar]
Not only do they control the hearts and minds of our impressionable youth, they have gained an effective stranglehold on the legislature. Soon we will see whether they can gain the favor of activist judges and the liberal media.
[/quonsar]
posted by blasdelf at 4:29 PM on April 12, 2005


West Virginia just made English the official language.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:39 PM on April 12, 2005


(Come to think of it, I'm not sure if anyone has a state lizard. That would be kind of cool.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_reptiles
posted by eckeric at 4:53 PM on April 12, 2005


Dude! Indiana doesn't have a state reptile? Lame. It should be the skink.
posted by billysumday at 5:58 PM on April 12, 2005


I wish this movie would die.
posted by odinsdream at 6:16 PM on April 12, 2005


Odinsdream, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day.
posted by NickDouglas at 6:38 PM on April 12, 2005


Wow, my state legislature actually does something cool.
posted by Ignition at 6:53 PM on April 12, 2005


Brilliant. And here all this time I thought Idaho was just a hang-out for white supremacist militiamen. There's so much more to the state. Like animal husbandry.
posted by Doohickie at 7:40 PM on April 12, 2005


Their webserver seems to have cratered, and I need to send this to a born n' bred idoahoan that I know. Anyone got a mirror?
posted by SpecialK at 9:11 PM on April 12, 2005


Funny, I thought the movie demonstrated how backwards Idaho is...
posted by iamck at 11:03 PM on April 12, 2005


SpecialK - Site seems to be working for me *shrug*

In case it does go down, or if anyone can't get there, here is a dupe of the page
posted by crocos at 2:43 AM on April 13, 2005


38 WHEREAS, Kip and LaFawnduh's wedding shows Idaho's commitment to healthy
39 marriages;


if i'm reading this right, it ruined the whole thing for me.
posted by radiosig at 5:02 AM on April 13, 2005


A lot of people I talked to didn't even know that they got married, as the scene was buried at the end of the film after the credits.
posted by daHIFI at 12:33 PM on April 13, 2005


Your mom wants to commemorate the Hess family.
posted by shmegegge at 2:09 PM on April 13, 2005


Best Line:

18 WHEREAS, Uncle Rico's football skills are a testament to Idaho athletics;
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:38 AM on April 15, 2005


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