They say everyone has a twin, someone that looks just like them, somewhere in this HUGE, but small world of ours. So I pose the question to you, what does South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem have in common? If your answer was "They both have held a flamethrower" you are absolutely correct.

Ok, now that we have that out of the way, let me just say THAT is the ONLY common link between her and a nutball out in Kentucky. Timothy Browning is his name, although you can refer to him as Cousin Eddie ( yes, THE Cousin Eddie from 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' ). This attention-getter has gone viral for standing in his driveway wearing nothing but a white bathrobe, socks, slippers, and a hat, recreating Cousin Eddie from the famous holiday movie. According to a relative filmed him standing in his driveway removing snow using a full-fledged freaking flamethrower. "Browning snow services removal now available!" a woman filming Browning, of Ashland, Ky., says at the start of the video. In the nearly 30-second clip, Browning chugs a beer and throws it on the ground as he casually watches the giant flames in front of him melt away the flakes. "God bless American rednecks!" Browning wrote on Facebook, where he posted the footage. Check out the video by clicking here.

So, WHY was Kristi Noem holding one? Her story is simple, the ALSO viral incident became INFLAMED after a photo of her carrying the flamethrower surfaced last week with the caption, "Is it too late to add something to my Christmas list?" 

Obviously, a political "FUN" pic. You can read more about this story by clicking here.

By the way, if you are curious like I was, Flamethrowers are LEGAL in 48 states and restricted in California and Maryland. They're available online and are even stocked at local firearms and ammunition stores.




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