September 2010


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A Hard-Hitting Ad Appears in Whitefish

Here’s an ad from today’s Flathead Beacon, paid for by a community group called the North Valley PAC, exposing some alarming and deeply disturbing aspects of a right-wing candidate named Derek Skees whom I’ve written about before. Skees is running for the open Whitefish legislative…


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Racial Stereotyping of Obama Figure in Townsend Display

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does this picture say about those behind the display spotted in front of the Mustang Hotel in Townsend, MT.   Note the visual racial stereotyping of the Obama figure.  (It’s the pumpkin head spray-painted with black…




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Leading Helena TEA Partier Has Been Living On Government Dime

Yeah, it turns out that a leading member of the anti-government TEA Party has been living off the taxpayer dime, receiving a paycheck from the Montana Department of Justice from 2002-2004. Kristi Allen-Gailushas, also a Republican candidate for the Montana State House, self-proclaimed “Lady Knight…


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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to….

…Dennis Rehberg, GOP incumbent to the U.S. House, who is pictured here cutting the ribbon this week for a Montana road project near Alzada that is being paid for using with the Recovery Act that Rehberg voted against, calling it “failed spending” and a “boondoggle,” among…



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So Weak

After reading Pogie’s post over at Intelligent Discontent on what may be the worst editorial opinion ever, seriously, I ask for your views on whether this might also be a contender.  It is, at any rate, very very weak. The Helena IR’s managing editor John…





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Bitterrooter “Truth”

One has come to expect false claims and extremist rants from Ravalli County Republicans, but this time, they’ve uncorked some doozies.  This ad comes to us from Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, from a group of Tea Party Republican extremists calling themselves “Citizens for Conservative Government.”  …


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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes To….

…Will Deschamps, Chair of the Montana GOP. Will Deschamps tried to fashion himself as some kind of “moderate” Republican in his race for GOP party chair against extremist Ron Paultard Rick Breckenridge. But don’t be fooled; he’s not. Deschamps’ many panderings to the extreme right…