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GUEST POST: No Bigot For Montana Governor

by Dan Laurie

Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace,  justice and equality, and has written to newspapers since 1964. 

Newly announced Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte recently had a coming out party in Bozeman. Several of us who disapprove of his candidacy held an opposition rally in the street, displaying signs bearing reasons for opposing his candidacy. One sign, I’m told, angered a supporter of the candidate: “No Bigots For Montana Governor.”

Always a believer in the adage “if the shoe fits, wear it” I looked up “bigot” in the dictionary.

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Gianforte lacrosse team not football

Fundraising Fumble

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate’s Super-Bowl Email Appeal Features the Wrong Sport

It was inevitable. Greg Gianforte has made another campaign gaffe.

This time, he’s sent out a football metaphor-laden fundraising email in advance of Super Bowl Sunday,  talking about how he was supposedly a football player…

The 2008 Mansfield Metcalf Dinner in Butte featured presidential candidates Clinton and Obama.

Montana Dems Need Dinner with Hillary, Bernie

46%-29% That was Hillary Clinton’s lead in October in Montana, at least according to an MSUB poll of Montana democratic primary voters. By now the race must be tightened considerably. Hopefully an organization will poll soon to see what the race looks like. Which leads…

Bible Club Greg Gianforte

Greg Gianforte’s Bible Club

by Justin Robbins

Robbins is a frequent and popular contributor to the Cowgirl Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @JustinRobbins15 

Whether you are a full-on buff, a hobby historian or you just glance at the occasional documentary while surfing channels, you will have noticed the story of the human race is nearly inseparable from the history of religion.  Where human civilizations arose and fell again, there lie the remnants of idols, the signs of ritual, and the fragments of the stories through which they understood their world.  You can start literally wherever and whenever you want. In any corner of the globe you can find humanity’s first and flailing efforts to explain what we now know to be natural phenomena; including the fact there are no corners on the globe.

The cover of this week's Missoula Independent.

Thursday Quicktakes

TEA Party Sen. Jennifer Fielder New Head of Extremist Group The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting this week that TEA Party, militia affiliated state Senator Jennifer Fielder will replace Ken Ivory as head of the ludicrous public land takeover quacks known as the American Lands Council.  The…

LaVoy Finicum

GUEST POST: Death of a Would-be Tyrant

by Justin Robbins

Robbins is a frequent and popular contributor to the Cowgirl Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @JustinRobbins15 

I’ll offer the obvious disclaimer that “I wasn’t there”, but not without the qualifying claim that I didn’t need to be.  The revolution, such that it was, was televised; or streamed, as the case may be.


The problem with Gianforte’s “pledge”

Last week came the long awaited and grandiose announcement of Greg Gianforte’s candidacy for Governor, with big thematics about low wages in Montana. But on his first full day as a candidate, he decided to play small ball, showing up to the state Capitol and…