May 2011



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Wisconsin Man Arrested for Planning to Kill Abortion Providers

This week, police in Wisconsin detained a man who was planning to attack a Planned Parenthood clinic. According to the police report, Ralph Lang intended to shoot the clinic’s doctor “right in the head.” He now faces federal charges. Nearly two years after Dr. George Tiller was…

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Rural Pride

Looking for something fun to do this summer? D. Gregory Smith has some ideas.

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Pathetic

The Billings Gazette reported today that embattled PSC Commissioner Republican Brad Molnar couldn’t be bothered to show up in court but didn’t contest his involvement in a hit-and-run on a high school student in a fast-food drive through. Molnar had at first tried to deny…

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Dennis Rehberg’s Sloppy Homework

While announcing a conference call he organized to trash Jon Tester’s bipartisan Forest Jobs and Recreation bill this week, Dennis Rehberg tried to cobble together a laundry list of people and organizations that apparently oppose the bill (read Dennis’ list for yourself – and the…

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Inspiration for the “Meet Ken Miller” Ad Uncovered

While Intelligent Discontent has discovered the must-watch early draft of the “Meet Ken Miller” Movie ad, the Cowgirl Blog has uncovered the ad’s creator/media consultant.    While you’re over at Intelligent Discontent, check out their analysis of Ken Miller’s issues and web site “Ken Miller…

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Koch Brothers Pranked

The Koch brothers have been impersonated for pranks–a prank caller pretending to be David Koch was able to talk with Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker.  This time, the Koch’s were the target.   At an event at the Koch Theater last week, the group The Other…

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Hostage

Congressional TEA Party Republicans in charge of disaster relief have pledged to hold it hostage until states agree to more spending cuts. From Think Progress: Cantor Says Congress Won’t Pay For Missouri Disaster Relief Unless Spending Is Cut Elsewhere House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA),…

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Worst Political Ad of the Week

Ken Miller has released a movie short film about himself. In case you’re at work and can’t watch a movie right now, here’s a summary of the film’s plot: Miller, speaking very slowly, expounds on his confusion over what the Governor of a state actually…

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You’ve Got to Wonder

It was reported this week that some 3,700 stimulus act contractors owe $750 million in back taxes, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Area contractors like Helena Sand and Gravel and Swank Enterprises received millions in tax dollars from the recovery act.  You have…

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Mystery Solved

Congressman Rehberg has earned such a reputation as a do nothing party boy that even his own fans are now catching on.  A popular national conservative blogger this week called him “the bottom of the barrel” and “not the best available candidate to run.” I’ll…

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GOP’s Field Clouded Over

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, the field for the 2012 Montana gubernatorial race is brightening on the Democratic side, while the GOP side is clouding over. The Washington Post’s political blog, The Fix, reports that Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock brings the possibility of a…

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2012 Leg Race Preview

The latest analysis of special elections around the country shows an emerging pattern of wins that look very favorable to Dems. The key point of the latest analysis: Since March 1st, Democratic candidates have overperformed in almost every similar special election compared to the Democrats who…

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