Unsettled Season in Wyoming

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Since our Founders framed this Republic, the notion of patriot citizens serving honorably and briefly, with rare exceptions, has diminished with the passage of time. There’s been a load of self serving. Unfortunately, the constituency being served is too often large donors, money bundlers, political strategist, and a myriad of “invisible hands.” Much like the wind, we don’t see it, but we surely feel it. A gentle breeze has turned into a raging destructive force as voters once again fail to understand the precarious nature of campaigns and political outcomes. “Draining the swamp” has been easier to say than to carry it out. Those creatures aren’t easily eradicated anywhere. Whether it’s D.C. or Cheyenne. read more

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Friess vs Hageman: Revealing Exchange About LIBERTY

Friess vs Hageman: another revealing exchange about LIBERTY from the Evanston debate August 11

Foster doesn’t understand the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece. According to him, all has been “pretty well….resolved”, so why don’t we all get together to talk about this “non-issue” over another cup of coffee. But he’s wrong, it has not been resolved. These cases will keep coming. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission went after Jack Phillips again, just this week.

Harriet says we are ALL equal before the law, no matter our views on sexuality or religion, and no law should create special rights for any group. read more

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Which Bathroom Will the New Governor Use

Every day, we receive a Foster Friess flier. Today, with endorsements from veterans, all no doubt warrior patriots and good men. Tomorrow, there will probably be another one in this flood of endorsements from national figures. But what do any of these people know about Wyoming?

It’s great that Foster knows lots of people outside our state.

Does any of this matter to us in Wyoming? No, it does not.

Read below to see what really matters.

Last Saturday, a debate took place in Evanston. A friend called me, in shock at what Foster said. Yesterday, I finally obtained the transcript, which you see below. read more

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Cheyenne’s Airline Subsidy is Folly of the Highest Order

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“It is characteristic of the unlearned that they are forever proposing something which is old, and because it has recently come to their own attention, supposing it to be new.” — Calvin Coolidge, “Address at Holy Cross,” 1919 —

For anyone who’s never seen wasteful government spending at its finest, it would be difficult to find a better local example than this:

“The Cheyenne City Council voted 8-0 to put up to $600,000 toward a subsidy for a prospective new airline … The city’s spending will be combined with county, state, federal and private money to form a ‘minimum revenue guarantee’ designed to help an airline avoid losing too much money when it takes a chance on a new market.” (“Cheyenne City Council approves $600K to attract new airline,” WTE, May 30.) read more

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Cheyenne DDA Intrusive, Meddlesome to Its Core

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.” — Ludwig von Mises, “A Critique of Interventionism,” 1929 —

So, it appears that Cheyenne’s very own Downtown Development Authority (DDA) now considers itself in dire need of an image makeover — and is, therefore, about to spend quite a few thousands of dollars in order to bring it about:

“‘Through some of our strategic planning efforts in the last year, we decided to focus on a rebrand initiative for the organization, taking a look at our logo, taglines and website to give a fresh face to how we present ourselves as an organization,’ Program Manager Desiree Brothe said … The organization has roughly $50,000 to offer the firm [Flood Marketing] … Brothe said $30,000 will come from budgeted strategic planning funds for Fiscal Year 2019, while $20,000 may come from reserve funds.” (“DDA selects Sheridan-based Flood Marketing for rebranding effort,” WTE, May 20.) read more

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