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Twitter Restores GOP Sen. Steve Daines’ Account After Suspension Over Hunting Profile Picture

Twitter Restores GOP Sen. Steve Daines’ Account After Suspension Over Hunting Profile Picture

“I am grateful Elon Musk reached out to me to resolve this issue and am glad he recognizes that free speech is the bedrock of our country, and acted quickly to reinstate my Twitter account after being made aware of its suspension.”


Twitter suspended Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines because his profile picture showed him and his wife with an animal they hunted.

Elon Musk to the rescue!

Daines got his account back this afternoon.

Daines still has the picture of the hunt.

“I am grateful Elon Musk reached out to me to resolve this issue and am glad he recognizes that free speech is the bedrock of our country, and acted quickly to reinstate my Twitter account after being made aware of its suspension,” wrote Daines.

Daines concluded: “The initial ban over the profile photo of my wife and me after a successful Montana antelope hunt was disappointing given the fact that it is no different than photos Montanans share on social media every dy. It’s our Montana way of life and we are proud of it. I am glad Elon Musk recognizes this. The rest of the country benefits from the acceptance of diverse thoughts and values, including Montana values.


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Careful with that axe of arbitration, Eugene.

My daughter hunts as does her husband, who has taught her. I personally don’t eat beef for loving bovine reasons so it’s something I don’t like to see, but I like that she and her family have the skills they need to survive quite possibly.
It’s hard to resolve in my head lol

Yet when she told
My 5 y/o granddaughter was with them as they hog hunt on a farmers 500 acres, in their jeep, it did turn my stomach, but I’m afraid she will need the skills one day too.. so there you are…so it is written, so it will be done…
The Pharaoh…..

    Dathurtz in reply to gonzotx. | February 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Some people have a strong negative reaction to killing things. And that’s okay by me. I have killed, well, a lot of things for food and it always bothers me a little. I don’t like killing sheep or pigs or cows. But, they are made out of food and there’s only one way for me to get the food out of them. I’ve never understood the joy some people have in killing things. I like to hunt and I like the food it provides and I like doing a good job and making a good shot (recurve bow, all the way). But the killing is incidental, if that makes sense.

      gonzotx in reply to Dathurtz. | February 7, 2023 at 5:12 pm

      I must say, animal
      Behaviorist Mary Temple Grandin , who is autistic Amd famous for inventing the cattle runs to lessen panic in the cattle into the slaughter house….

      She said recently that peole who don’t eat meat because of their love of all things living don’t understand how harsh nature is and what horrible deaths animals succumb to in the wild.

      It made me think about my decision about eating beef, but cows have proven to be very intelligent and loving that I just haven’t been able to go there at this time.

        alaskabob in reply to gonzotx. | February 7, 2023 at 6:32 pm

        Sometimes I have had to remind people that, in the wild, many animals are eaten while still alive. Many animals are killed for “sport” and not eaten….. plenty of evidence of that in Alaska with wolves. Anyone who eats meat has no standing on this hunt. My biggest concern when hunting is to not screw up. What this picture shows is someone doing the killing themselves and not “hiring” a professional killer. Lastly, I didn’t climb up the food chain to eat vegetables.

        txvet2 in reply to gonzotx. | February 7, 2023 at 11:53 pm

        You apparently never met a bull.

      henrybowman in reply to Dathurtz. | February 7, 2023 at 6:09 pm

      I would have very little compunction against killing something I intended to fully utilize to eat; or something destructive like a coyote, bobcat, rabbit, rattler, or javelina inside my fenced areas. What breaks me up is having to put down a loyal horse or dog for injury or infirmity, including old age, because there’s no good at all that comes of that.

        CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | February 7, 2023 at 6:22 pm

        It’s the last week of deer season in Alabama. I still hunt but not on my smallish property. As a result several deer have been coming in for refuge hanging out in the wooded areas.

          I’ve been feeding a herd for years, but progress has decreased them from as many as 25 down to a mere handful. I even had a herd of around 7 trophy bucks. I find that a lot of “hunters” have never even heard of the concept of a herd of bucks.

        Dathurtz in reply to henrybowman. | February 7, 2023 at 6:52 pm

        I totally agree. The red meat my family eats is almost exclusively venison. We go through about 4 medium deer a year. It used to not bother me at all. In my early 20s, I worked with a rancher to slaughter and butcher quite a few animals and something about that stuck with me and it makes me a little sad. I’m not introspective enough to understand why.

          txvet2 in reply to Dathurtz. | February 8, 2023 at 12:07 am

          I love venison, and occasionally get a shipment from my son in NY, where hunting is a reality because the herd is so thin, That’s not the same as “harvesting” tame deer, or those on a confined property that don’t have a fighting chance. My neighbor bragged about killing a doe who wouldn’t stay off of his patio. She was so tame, I used to feed her by hand.

          I don’t know your situation, or how big your deer herd is. This is a five deer county. If even half of the “hunters” took five deer, the herd would disappear in a year.

          Dathurtz in reply to Dathurtz. | February 8, 2023 at 2:50 pm


          Mostly I hunt private land where there is a very large deer herd and very few hunters. It is pretty easy as far as fair chase hunting goes. I’m actively opposed to deer baiting, which is what most people do. They aren’t tame, and they recognize humans as danger, but they don’t see the high levels of pressure some areas see. I have two areas where I hunt. One has a herd of about 100 deer around 4-5 people that hunt on it. Safe to lose around 10-13 reproductive does every year and as many bucks as people want to take. The other area is very small and has a herd of maybe 20-25 deer. I’m not sure yet, but the deer go over a lot of different properties so I don’t shoot the does there.

          In my state, the deer are usually vastly overpopulated on private land and vastly underpopulated on public land. The state raised the number of doe tags to try to control the deer population, but it just wiped out the public land and didn’t really affect the private land (which is most of it). We can kill 4 does and 2 bucks in my area. My family doesn’t eat that much red meat in a year so I normally just take 2 bucks and 2 does, or 2 bucks and 1 doe if the bucks are sizable. If I can’t get them with my bow, it is a fairly simple prospect to take them with a rifle.

    diver64 in reply to gonzotx. | February 8, 2023 at 3:26 am

    I’ve hunted since I was a kid and all of my family does, too. I only hunt what I intend to eat, though. The only thing I dislike is running bears with dogs. It used to be ok when people had to chase them into and through the woods to keep track but now they just put radio collars on them and let them go then stand by the truck while the dogs harass a bear into a tree. Not a fan

2smartforlibs | February 7, 2023 at 4:13 pm

Just tell the commies it was a mostly peaceful hunt.

Really, this isn’t over until Elon identifies the wokester who jailed Danes and tells him there is now a strike against him.

Can you see any blood, even expanding the icon? Because I can’t.

Glad to see this. It would be very easy easy for Musk to simply blame algorithms. Instead he continues to take responsibility, correct the immediate issue and continue working to improve his product.

About the best looking pronghorn I have ever seen.

I’m Sure the pronghorn was in a confined area with 10 foot fences, see that “kind” of hunting everywhere.

I don’t consider that hunting, I consider that murder

    henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | February 8, 2023 at 12:17 am

    I’ve driven lots of Texas. Where the landowners don’t put up the 10′ fences, there are dead exotics all over the highways. I consider that wasteful slaughter.

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | February 8, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Obviously it depends on the size of the enclosure. It’s one thing if they are penned up quite another if they are in a multi thousand acre property. Overall I agree with you, I can’t respect a canned trophy ‘hunt’ for animals herded into a small confined area.

My issue is NOT the hunting photo or the ban. My issue is there is a difference between the HAVES (those with clout and visibility) are treated by twitter vs the have nots (the people like me who get permabanned for incitement that twitter doesnt identify (as in, an account with the following of a fucking amoeba is inciting exactly who?? And If Im inciting someone then doesnt it stand that someone incited me but because that someone is Occupy Democrats thats all ok! :).

How may bullshit bans have been handed out to the little people and no one has done anything to help those people get unbanned for bullshit reasons??

I get that people hunt. But do they really have to prop up the head of the dead animal, take pictures next to it, and post the pic as a manly flex? As if it was some great battle between man and beast – but the man is never in danger by said beast. Real men don’t have to prove themselves by the posting their conquests of the animal kingdom.

    CommoChief in reply to jojalis. | February 8, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Hunters have always done this since time immemorial if not with cameras. Successful hunters were an asset to the community and praised as such.

    This ‘real men don’t do X’ argument is laughable. You are certainly entitled to your opinion about what does and does not constitute manhood. Others are equally entitled to ridicule your narrow minded assault on traditional masculine pursuits and roles. The current state of our society and culture seems to indicate what happens when traditional male virtues and pursuits are demeaned and diminished; overly sensitive woke BS increasingly becoming the rule not the exception.

    mailman in reply to jojalis. | February 8, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Tell you what big bollocks. You go pig hunting (and I’m not talking about being on the pull Saturday night) and come back and tell us just how safe you are from being killed by a wild animal 😂😂

    It’s better to have kept your mouth shut so we’d be guessing whether your a dumb ass 😂

    henrybowman in reply to jojalis. | February 8, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    I post the same kinds of photos of model planes, and they hardly threaten me at all.

RepublicanRJL | February 8, 2023 at 6:56 am

I wonder how many accounts would be suspended under Yoel Rothe if anyone were standing next to a cow as a bolt gun were applied to their brain.

Lybrarious Booker | February 8, 2023 at 11:16 am

The antelope was not killed, it was aborted (redefine everything).

BierceAmbrose | February 8, 2023 at 7:10 pm

“GOP Senator”

You know the old joke … it’s not about the hunting.