We haven’t been this shocked since we saw that study claiming that MSNBC’s “news” programming is dominated by liberal opinion. Their follow-up tweet spoils the shocking surprise: the GOP wants the poor eating roadkill … sort of.

The story, posted on MSNBC’s website, covers Montana’s roadkill salvage bill, which passed the state senate 28-21 (“mostly” along party lines). In February, it was approved by the state house 95-3, despite the fact that Republicans hold only 61 seats. The bill now heads to Democrat Gov. Steve Bullock, “who hasn’t said yet whether he’ll sign it.” (How could he? Does he hate poor people that much?)

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Bill Lavin, explained that the bill would allow law-enforcement officers to issue permits for the salvage of deer, elk, moose and antelope struck by vehicles in the state. While critics claim safety concerns due to a lack of food inspectors, Levin noted that animals killed by hunting aren’t subject to state inspection either. “In Montana, we have a lot of common sense,” he noted. “It’s pretty easy to tell when meat is rotten.”

How about those Republicans, huh? Pulling a stunt like this while the Obama administration is serving up delicious pink slime in the schools.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Ignorant assholes….my redneck family prefers seasoning with alittle honey and cayenne pepper for a little kick.

    • Adela Wagner

      Right on, ain’t nothing wrong with that. Wish THEY could go through a Depression, just for the lessons.

  • Steve_J

    With Obama’s policies forcing food pricing higher and higher, a person has to look at all options to put food on the table.

  • Kabong30

    OK, so I think the questions are these. First, what kind of meddlesome gov’t made it illegal to do this in the first place? And second, how many of these liberal idiots don’t think this is happening already without the permit?

    Sorry, bonus question: Isn’t this better than killing them with scary murder-death guns?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      As long you’re not out slaughtering them in high-capacity assault wagons.

      • E Quilibrate

        And SUVs,Ohhh the humanity.

    • radjahshelduck

      I agree with the premise of your first question. I mean, why should humans need a permit to eat road kill when maggots don’t?

      • JesLHW

        Good point! I’ve been wondering why it’s illegal to kill the feral cats on my property that keep peeing on my car and doorstep, but it’s fine for me to kill mice that might be a nuisance to me. Why must some animals be more equal than others?? Why must those maggots have rights we don’t have?

      • Kabong30

        You’re awfully clever aren’t you? You misunderstand the premise which is that a game animal is struck and killed. That’s hundreds of pounds of meat I’d guess in some cases? If you get to it immediately then it’s perfectly fine. Nobody is talking about your precious puppy or kitty who got squashed flat. Use your brain.

        • radjahshelduck

          Kabong, I see we have a misunderstanding here, and rereading what I wrote I can see why. I believe you think I was mocking you by being sarcastic. That’s not the case; rather I was honestly agreeing with you and making a little joke as a rhetorical device to emphasize my agreement. When a deer or elk is killed in a collision, sure, don’t let the meat go to waste. By the way, there is a very serious side to this. Some years ago there was an article in the “Wildlife Society Bulletin” that estimated about 200 Americans are killed yearly in collisions with deer.

          • Kabong30

            My deepest apologies then. Being that this is the internet and someone is nearly always ready to throw a stone I was defensive. Best to you and yours and your point is well-taken on the danger of these collisions.

    • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

      Actually{being serious} we here in the great state of Wisconsin, we always had to wait for the police, then they call the DNR, who puts a tag on the deer. Illegal to posses without the tag……even in the freezer. It is just such a hassle, no-one utilizes the meat and it is a terrible waste. Make it easier here and I would start keeping the 2-3 that wander in front of me every year.

  • aegean1

    Do these idiots think meat grows on trees?

    • freeinaz

      Nope grows in the storage rooms of McDonalds.

      • aegean1

        Well, SOMETHING grows in there anyway…

  • waltermitty2012

    That’s the problem with common sense, it ain’t too common.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Well I have seen the Dems food program. Nobody needs that many tasty cakes and Colt 45’s

    • Adela Wagner

      HAHAHA good laugh.

    • $23629333

      “tasty cakes”? Have you seen Earl Sinclair’s* snack dolly?

      (* imagine Earl Sinclair** in a baseball cap)

      (** see “Dinosaurs”)

  • Maxx

    Gather up all of that roadkill and send it to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ starving staff..along with a George Foreman grill.

    Problem solved.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I had a friend that put an extra heavy duty, steel pipe, bumper on his truck so he could take advantage of the abundance of deer migration right before hunting season opened up. Around here you don’t have to go out of your way too far if you want some extra meat.

    Yes, after the 4th or 5th one the Troopers did figure out what he was up to. But he didn’t get a ticket. Fresh kill is fresh kill.

    • Blake Waymire

      Deer are stupid animals. One of them smacked into the side of my sister’s car one morning one the way to school. And no, I do not mean that her little PT Cruiser hit the deer. The deer hit it, spun around, then ran back to where he came from.

      I have no problem allowing salvage of freshly-killed carcasses on the road. It’s actually probably better-tasting than hunted meat, since there’s less chance of it being inundated with adrenaline.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Blake, the very first deer I hit, was it hitting me. Came right at the passenger side wheel. Our body shop guy said that if it wasn’t for deer hits he’d go out of business.

    • $23629333

      TP, I have a mental image of your friend idling beside one of those deer crossing signs waiting for one to appear.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        From late August to mid October you don’t even have to wait on them. They are smart enough to know when black powder and bow season starts and you don’t see them much again until Spring.

    • RightThinking1

      Tug,

      I’m reminded of the scene in ‘Christine’ where the flaming car runs down the hood. In that case, the roadkill was run down and charcoal broiled in one fell swoop. The clip:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6UjtDs-WrQ

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Meanwhile, fiddly little bureaucrats in Louisiana forbade the donation of hunted meat to homeless shelters.

  • TJ

    It would end up just privatizing the road kill pick up. Anything older then a few hour after death is already to old to salvage as bugs have beat you too it and gut gases could make it foul. When the state paid road workers pick it up they end up as compost and most would end up in compost, fed to the pigs or dogs.

  • FreedomFighter

    Alaska has been doing this for years

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Well, I mean to say, Great Scott! Can you imagine PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY or Saint Franklin eating anything like this?!? Why it gives me the willies just to think about it!
    Now, I’ve heard that lad from Arkansas, Clanton, was his name? I heard he enjoyed eating things he picked up off the side of the road, but I think that’s another question entirely.

  • RedSoloCup

    MSDNC stinks of roadkill.

  • Adela Wagner

    Like I’ve said before you CAN’T please liberals. Go to the grocery and buy meat and “eww, you’re supporting big factory farms” and in March 2009 CT Dem Rosa Delauro introduced house bills 875 and 425 Banning Organic gardens and regulating home gardens. Thank God it failed. But it will come up again I am sure. This concerns me as we are growers.

    We live in the woods, on a very fixed income, went to the grocery yesterday (30 miles away) and had to pass up a few things as the prices are just getting higher and higher. We qualify for the stamps and for the heat, but I just can’t go there. Thing is, we heat with wood and the EPA is hot to pass some regs on woodburning stoves….
    We don’t eat much meat and do not hunt, but if we get hungry enough at least we have the sense, and the know how to do it and feed ourselves, instead of sitting in the corner,pissing ourselves, waiting for a big ol’ Nanny to come and spoon feed us. These spoiled brats really need to go hungry, that might give them a clue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

      We are in the country as well. We are fortunate to be able to raise chickens, and we always have a pig in the freezer and one “on the hoof”. We usually get one deer each year and rely on that as well. $8 a pound for good beef at the store is too much to pay when you live off of a $1300 a month pension. Were it legal, and I saw a deer or a wild pig on the side of the road, I would have no qualms about salvaging the meat. Our highway into town is fairly well traveled, and believe me, nothing would have a chance to stay on the road if folks could, indeed, utilize the animal for food.. If liberals are too squeamish to participate, they do not have to. Why penalize everyone else who see a blessing rather than an eyesore?

      • Nora MacFie

        My only concern is field dressing the carcass in time. But I’m not a hunter and hunters don’t seem to have a problem with this proposal, so I defer to their expertise.

        But, yes, in many states a ridiculous amount of deer are killed when they run in front of cars. And then the deer is disposed of rather than butchered for the meat. What an incredible waste.

        • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

          A few hours is not a problem. And where I live in Texas, the deer would not lay in the road nearly that long were it legal to harvest it.

      • Adela Wagner

        I really wish they would stop trying to “save us” from ourselves. What gets me is libs/progs get all wadded up in saying that “those darn Evangelicals are pushing their agendas on us,with all that there religious talk” and yet THEY are the ones passing stupid crap that DOES affect all our lives.

        Your family sounds a lot like us. We live on about the same amount and are raising chickens. We also built a 12×24 greenhouse and sell locally. We moved out here one of the poorest counties in OH on purpose. No zoning permits/restrictions when we built and property taxes are still very low, 248.00 per year for our 8.5 acres with 1200sq. house. Have you ever read “Backwoods Home” magazine? They are online also. Great articles on self reliant living and gun ownership all from a Conservative POV.

  • m. barbay

    “You’ll never believe”……… Placed at the top of every @msnbc (satire) newsfeed.. 😮 http://t.co/QWnCWkUWe1

  • u_scruffy_nerf_herder

    So the Libtards are appalled by the idea of not letting meat go to waste?

  • m. barbay

    Once again, @msnbc lowers the bar on standards for relevant journalism… Imagine the wasted opportunity to report on Gov’t munitions purchases, in the billions.

  • Im_Done

    Umm, this has been going on in my (democrat run) county for at least 14 years.

  • Hiraghm

    So I hit a deer with my car in Montana, and instead of paying a fine, I can keep the carcass? This is a bad thing… how?

  • Garth Haycock

    To all dumbasses at MSNBC (which is everyone): It is being proposed in the state of Montana, which has a Democrat for a governor. It’s not the national GOP doing this.

    But then, when did you imbeciles ever care about facts?

    • E Quilibrate

      But remember, liberals are entitled to their own set of “facts”.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      The report above says that it has to go to the Dem Governor who hasn’t said yet if he’ll sign it. He must be awaiting his instructions from on high.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      The report above says that it has to go to the Dem Governor who hasn’t said yet if he’ll sign it. He must be awaiting his instructions from on high.

  • sqeptiq

    As long as the roadkill meat is fresh and safe for human consumption, I have no problem with using it to feed poor folks, prison inmates, schoolkids, and anyone else who gets meals on the taxpayer’s dime. Obviously, restaurants and grocery stores ought to be able to bid for and sell roadkill meat, too.

    It’d also be a good idea to harvest and sell for consumption the meat of minks, foxes, and other animals killed for their fur. Waste not; want not. Aborted human fetuses likewise. They are very tender and tasty, just as veal is more of a delicacy than the flesh of an older cow. I recommend cooking fetus in a crock pot with some lovely vegetables and perhaps some saffron. Mmmmm! The meat falls right off the bone!

    • wwbdinct

      Yawn…. You expect anyone to be shocked and outraged by that? You’re a libtard. We expect it from you.

      • arttie

        OP forgot dog from the shelter. It is good enough for Obama.

        • Hiraghm

          Waste not want not. We can also feed the poor fetuses from the abortion clinic.
          (hey, you brought up eating dogs, don’t get in a snit when I counter with what YOU consider atrocious).

          • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

            Cannibalism is illegal, immoral and downright sick, Jim. Eating dog is simply weird and not something people generally do. Big difference…

    • $23629333

      At other sites – when the likes of this character appears – folks are simply instructed: “Don’t feed the trolls.” That means do not respond, or even bother with an arrow/thumbs down.

      Wish Twitchy would do the same. Trolls add nothing constructive to a thread. In fact, they’re a turn off.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

        Awwww…half the fun is slapping trolls like “septictank” around for their stupidity.

  • http://www.thefutureoftherepublic.com/ Captain America

    The epic jackassery at MSNBC is exceed only by that human anal probe Chris Mathews. Someone call the village , their missing their idiot.

  • GaryTheBrave

    My dad, who was an avid hunter (RIP), didn’t like the idea of eating road kill. He wasn’t sure what internal organs may have leaked or internal bleeding did to the meat.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

      It does nothing to the meat at all. There is absolutely nothing wrong with eating an animal that was struck by a car or a bullet. Both of them bleed, and puncturing organs happens all the time. People even EAT some of the internal organs of animals. (liver/heart). The only risk comes from the animal laying on the side of the road for any length of time…being scavenged and broken down naturally. The roads need to be patrolled and the animals harvested shortly after having been hit. That is why Montana plans to LICENSE harvesters.

  • $23629333

    I have a mental image of a future America where no one – privately – owns a gun or other weapon,* and the hunting of “game” is done with “green” cars. Imagine ramming into a deer with one of those little suicide vehicles.

    (* such as a bow, or a knife bigger than you’d use to butter your bread)

    • ToyZebra

      Considering the cars are made of tinfoil and playdoh in order to meet mpg regulations, the driver becomes the roadkill.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    What is the Dem plan to feed Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ staff???

    • mijo136

      Raise taxes on those greedy private jet owners, natch.

  • Clayton Grant

    MSNBC = Roadkill on the information highway.

  • TomJB

    These are the same people who wax rhapsodic about how native americans would “use every part of the buffalo”. But everyone else is supposed to let perfectly good meat rot on the side of the road.

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  • $29520529

    The amount of poor have skyrocketed under Zero’s rule! #inconvenient/truth

  • RightThinking1

    Big deal. This common to many states. One supposes that MSNBC would rather throw the meat out.

  • ML

    mmm….delicious. Hey, meat is meat. I wouldn’t turn someone away if they gave me meat.

  • TocksNedlog

    Lying — it’s what’s for dinner over at MSNBC.

  • Linda (Lou) Norris

    Best venison I ever ate was from a deer we hit while driving in rural Michigan. That deer had been grazing in corn fields. We got a permit for it from the police, did a quick field dress on the side of the road, and took it home. I don’t see what the big deal is. Just because it got killed by a car and not in some slaughterhouse does that somehow make it not good eatin’? Probably healthier than most meats from a grocery store…

  • EOD

    Obama eats dog. The Federal Government, run by Democrats, is pushing to allow Horse Meat for human consumption.

    • J.N. Ashby

      So? Why can’t people eat horses? I bet they’re delicious.

  • http://twitter.com/CoFemale Cuz Grandma Says

    Really MSNBC this is what you think. Meat is meat whether it comes from a slaughtered cow or a slaughtered deer who was killed by a car or truck. If the meat is processed in time, it can be used to feed people. Do the Liberals realize how long the steaks they enjoy in their fancy restaurants actually sit in meat lockers getting cured?

  • E Quilibrate

    All northern states with which I am familiar have always made allowances for “road kill” to be consumed by citizens. Those
    Indignant morons who think it’s a bad idea ought to think about
    Obamas sequestration cutting food inspectors. Then think about
    wasting a valuable resource. U guys need to get a life. Preferably
    on another planet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Years ago, my father rendered the deer that jumped onto our car and destroyed it. In Texas, at least when I lived there, this was not all that uncommon. Not that I would expect your standard limousine liberal to know this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Years ago, my father rendered the deer that jumped onto our car and destroyed it. In Texas, at least when I lived there, this was not all that uncommon. Not that I would expect your standard limousine liberal to know this.

  • http://twitter.com/moosebuster2 moosebuster

    Many states with large game animals know critters and highways don’t mix. They also have programs in place to salvage freshly-killed animals and donate the meat to prisons, charities, and food banks. We are not talking flattened skunks and armadillos here…

  • http://twitter.com/moosebuster2 moosebuster

    Many states with large game animals know critters and highways don’t mix. They also have programs in place to salvage freshly-killed animals and donate the meat to prisons, charities, and food banks. We are not talking flattened skunks and armadillos here…

  • J.N. Ashby

    If a dumb bell wants to eat meat that he’s too stupid to realize is rotten, I fail to see why that’s the government’s business in the first place…

  • Thomas in Jacksonville

    If you hit a deer or elk you are allowed to take it home for food, BUT you have to report it to the state department of fish and game. Also if you hit a deer or elk I have a thought you will be reporting it to the cops investigating your wrecked car and to your insurance company. An full grown elk is the size of a mule.

  • Thomas in Jacksonville

    If you hit a deer or elk you are allowed to take it home for food, BUT you have to report it to the state department of fish and game. Also if you hit a deer or elk I have a thought you will be reporting it to the cops investigating your wrecked car and to your insurance company. An full grown elk is the size of a mule.