August 2011


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Does the GOP Have the Right Idea?

Congressional candidate Steve Daines was given a clear field by the GOP powerbrokers. No challenge.  As a result, he’s been able to amass $600,000 in contributions. The Democratic primary, by contrast, is a four-person race: Franke Wilmer, Kim Gillan, Rob Stutz and Dave Strohmaier.  They…



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TEA Party Jobs Plan Bound to Succeed

Montana college students returned to school today.  It’s the first new school year since the TEA Party Republican takeover, and the  job creation strategies promoted by TEA Party Congressman Rehberg and enthusiastically carried out by the TEA Party Republican Legislature are now in effect. Of…


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Some Exciting Facts about Montana Cowgirl Blog

There’s been discussion here and elsewhere, lately, about blog traffic in Montana. My loyal readers (except Skees and Deschamps, perhaps) will be happy to know that Montana Cowgirl is the most widely read blog in Montana, with almost half a million visitors in its first…


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Better Informed

A Whitefish man is making news in the Flathead this week for standing up to tell it like it is, using social media to expose the underside of local and legislative politics.  Whitefish businessman Ed McGrew, founder of Informed Whitefish, is featured in on KPAX this…



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Montana’s Biggest Phony

Montana TEA Party Congressman Dennis Rehberg has been caught again pretending to care about projects in Montana that he votes against when he gets back to Washington. Rehberg said this week in the Montana Standard that he visits community health centers because “It really attaches…


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Koch Brothers Might Want A Refund

Not a good week for right-wing attempts to grow corporate-backed astroturf in Montana. Some unstable right-wing characters, including Henry Kriegel (a senior Church Universal Triumphant loon who recently became head of the Bozeman Tea Party), had a big Tea rally at the Montana State Capitol…


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Is Rick Hill A Muslim?

I’ve received several e-mails from people who were listening to the radio program Voices of Montana yesterday (Thurs, August 18)  about a comment made by GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill who was the featured guest. When asked by a caller if his past marital indiscretions…


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Yes It Can (And It Does, in Montana)

There is an interesting op-ed in the NY Times today by Montana’s governor Brian Schweitzer, talking about Montana’s unique position as one of the only governments in America with a large surplus, six years in a row. Says any government can do it, if it…



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Happy 19th Amendment Ratification Day

Though we celebrate Women’s Suffrage Day on August 26th, August 18th is actually the date that the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1920. It’s a great day to celebrate the value of this amendment to the lives of all Montanans.  Because women…


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What Rehberg Won’t Say

TEA Party Congressman Dennis Rehberg sent out an email this week trying to give the impression that he didn’t intend to cut Medicare.  Problem is, he never says he isn’t planning major cuts:  Unfortunately, some members of Congress and their special interest allies are willing…