OK, this is nuts: Gov. Kristi Noem of
North South Dakota* (state tourism motto: Come See Our Rock Heads!) announced that she was deploying some number of National Guard troops to the Mexico border in Texas. As one does. And then she announced that this field trip will be paid for by a donor. The money is coming from a foundation run by Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson, who was a major donor to Hair Füror in 2020.
We are thrilled that billionaires can now rent out armed troops and send them wherever, a marvelous idea heretofore unknown, with no imaginable downsides. Why has no one thought of this before? I guess Blackwater was booked elsewhere?
Why, yes, Noem is reportedly a 2024 Goat Rodeo contender, why do you ask?
- H/T longtime Scissorhead LisaGolden