Scott Walker, infamous and embarrassing TEA Party Governor

Greg spends $18,000, in Indiana

by Cowgirl Greg Gianforte was taken to task this week by the Billings Gazette for being highly deceptive about wage data in Montana and cooking up a bogus website about it.  Elsie Arntzen, the candidate for state School Superintendent whose campaign has thus far failed to…

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Miles City, Montana

GUEST POST: Eric Moore’s Ideas About Students and Teachers Destructive, Hateful, and Beyond Absurd

by Morgan Pett

Morgan Pett teaches science at Miles City High School, which is in Sen. Moore’s district

I am writing to make it clear to any transgender students that may come into my classes, that I am not afraid of having you in my classroom. My sense of my own sexuality is not under threat from you. The safety of both the male and female students in my classes in not under threat from you. You and your parents should know that the idea that was recently submitted as a “Guest Opinion” by State Senator Eric Moore to the Billings Gazette, that the students and teachers of the public schools of Montana and the United States are not capable of finding a place for you is destructive, hateful, and beyond the levels of absurdity that we should have to put up with in 2016.

Taylor Rose

GOP Lawmaker Asked About White Nationalist Candidate: “We think of him as a good conservative”

By Cowgirl Montana’s weekend political news analysis program Face the State this weekend featured a democratic and republican guests discussing Montana’s legislative races. TEA Party Rep. Matthew Monforton (R-Bozeman)   included white nationalist candidate Taylor Rose in a list of what he said were competitive legislative races for the GOP….

kristen juras

“Extensive Experience?”…Not so much

Right-wing candidate for supreme court, Kristin Juras has been trying to convey that she has “extensive experience.” But it’s amazing what you can find on the internet these days.  The Montana Supreme Court page allows you to query an attorney and it spits out every case they…

Money talks

Judge: MT Campaign Limits are Too Low

Earlier this week a right-wing federal judge held that Montana’s donation limits for candidates and parties violate the US Constitution, because they are too low and thus burden free speech. The problem with this ruling is that the old law, the one that was previously…

Randy Pinocci Chamber mailer

Friday Quick Takes

by Cowgirl

Meet Montana’s Women for Trump

The Bozeman Chronicle features an interview with a small group of women who are supporting trump.  What are these women like?

Says one: “Obama has caused all the problems between the whites and the blacks.”

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Gianforte Escalates the War on Science

by Cowgirl This week, Greg Gianforte and Elsie Arntzen proposed that schools should eliminate the requirement that students take two years science if a student took computer science instead. Put aside for a moment that someone forgot to brief him on the fact that the a…


The Bundys Are Coming…?

by Justin Robbins

Since the 2014 Bundy Ranch armed standoff, and the Mahleur occupation early this year, I have become somewhat fascinated with the apparently growing “patriot” movement in this country. Not, you understand, out of a nagging fear my tax dollars are managing too much wilderness for my children to enjoy; more so a fascination with the ideas underlying the phenomenon. 

Montana republican party

A Look at Montana’s Delegates to the GOP Convention

by Cowgirl Take a look at the list of delegates the Montana GOP is sending to the GOP Convention in Cleveland. Delegates who will represent Montana in July include (as Chair) Jeff Essmann, National Committeeman and Woman Errol Galt and Betti Hill. And a list of the…