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Montana State Representative Alan Hale Rails Against DUI Laws

It should be noted that Alan Hale owns a bar.

Last week Alan Hale voted yes on Montana’s HB 544 , a bill that would require a doctor performing an abortion to “screen” the abortion seeker an hour beforehand to make certain they aren’t being “coerced” into having a legal medical procedure. Hale has also voted yes on bills that would require an ultrasound prior to an abortion and change the definition of homicide to include fetuses, all within the last few months.

To conclude, Representative Alan Hale of Montana, whose website is here, whose office phone number is 406-461-9132, believes that the laws that make it illegal to operate a vehicle while intoxicated are MORE intrusive than laws designed to limit people’s access to a legal medical procedure.

If you decide to call Representative Alan Hale, please be civil, and try to make as many Gilligan’s Island jokes as you can.

Alan Hale Jr. dressed as his character from Gilligan's Island, captain's hat jauntily cocked to one side.


  1. Andy wrote:

    When you say “please be civil,” are you being sincere? It’s the web, I can’t tell any more.

    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  2. Garland wrote:

    That particular “please be civil” was both the product of my concern for the way Reproductive Rights activism is perceived and a set up for a Gilligan’s Island reference.

    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  3. GGeek wrote:

    Fabulous post, Garland.

    “It should be noted that Alan Hale owns a bar.”

    I wonder, when calling his office, how loudly one can say the words “conflict of interest” before it’s considered uncivil…

    Because, seriously, CONFLICT OF INTEREST MUCH?

    Friday, April 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink
  4. robot bob dole v2.0 wrote:

    Haha, cracking down on people DRIVING DRUNK AND KILLING OTHER HUMAN BEINGS WITH THEIR STUPIDITY will totally destroy small business and our ~unique way of life~. This guy is actually factually in favor of drunk driving, there isn’t even any “unintended consequences” or slippery slope angle to his bullshit argument, he’s just straight up saying “my business relies on my customers driving drunk.”

    What does Hale think about drinking while you’re pregnant?

    Friday, April 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink
  5. Axslinger wrote:

    He has a point, he just didnt orate it very well. His point being, that .08 is too low to use as a limit for dwi’s

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  6. rob wrote:

    i am in complete agreement with the senator, the dui laws have gotten rediculously out of control!

    Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink
  7. Michael wrote:

    What if the drunk driver is pregnant? What if she didn’t get drunk at HIS bar, but rather at a competitor’s bar? What if the “unborn baby” is a female? Does it get rights, or do only male fetuses get rights?

    Friday, April 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Permalink