UPDATE: Montana’s Big Sky Tea Party In Turmoil! Cannablistic Zombie Teabagging Loons EatTheir Own!

Not LITERALLY. Dang it!  (Although I am sure that there’s a hit horror movie in there somewhere.)

But it does seem that those The Tea Bagging Montana folk of Montana’s Big Sky Tea Party Association are in a world of turmoil after the removal of Tim Ravndal as its President, following his remarks on Facebook condoning violence against gay people namely “hanging fruits”

Turns out some die hard members are still backing Ravndal and the board chair is finding himself having to defend the group’s vote to dismiss him.

At a frequently contentious meeting, many of the approximately 30 members in attendance blasted acting board chairman Roger Nummerdor and chairman Jim Walker — absent because he’s hunting in the Crazy Moutains — for stripping Ravndal of his position and membership without giving him a chance to defend himself, and for announcing the move to the press over the Labor Day weekend. In the end, Nummerdor said the available board members would meet soon to consider reinstating Ravndal’s association membership, although he did not specify a date for that meeting.”

Ravndal was hunting in the “Crazy Mountains”?  How apt.

Roger Nummerdor the Big Sky Tea Party chair has said that many of Ravndals supporters are saying that Ravndal’s comments were manipulated by liberal and gay-rights groups and the media, and most said the image problem was exacerbated by the quick board action.  But Nummerdor himself has stated that the “Shepard story occurred to him as soon as he read about Wyoming and hanging fruits.” in the post even though Ravndal has said that he didn’t realize the implications of the Facebook comment he was responding to.

Add to that the fact yesterday, another member of the Tea Party and a GOP candidate for the Montana House, Kristi Allen-Gailusha, declared “war” on the gay community in Ravndal’s defense and it seems followers of the Tea Party have come out of the closet, sort to speak.. The TP higher ups have for over a year back peddled away from signs that the party was hate based but finally their own is coming out to show that hate and intolerance is the foundation of the party and eat their own.

Looks like  we got a whole lot of trouble up at Crazy Mountain!


Will Kohler

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