September 2011


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Trampling on Our Rights

This week’s must read is a guest editorial in the Bozeman Chronicle by Blaine County Commissioner Vic Miller.   The well-written piece explains how Congressman Rehberg’s federal land grab bill amounts to trampling our rights to declare a police state over Glacier National Park, Indian…



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Delusional

In its ever-delusional idea of its own moral authority, Montana Roman Catholic Bishops are hosting a conference on “abortion, ‘assisted-suicide’ and euthanasia,” the AP reports today. As you probably already know, 34 Montanans have recently filed a lawsuit against the diocese in Helena over sexual…


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This Year’s Worst Political Ad

This is so random, so bizarre. It’s best just to watch. After watching this, I can’t decide if TEA Party Republican state legislator Derek Skees is running for a statewide office (charged with regulating the insurance industry), or launching a pro-wrestling career. You be the…



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This Week’s Worst Political Ad

It’s hard to believe this has already started.  Ten months out from the primary election and one GOP primary candidate for Governor is already on the air.  The extreme earliness is part of why this Corey Stapleton ad is a problem.  When combined with the…




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Montana GOP Campaign Gimmick Backfires

A Republican Party campaign stunt designed to make Montanans think Senator Jon Tester was hiding his position on an issue has had some unintended consequences. The MTGOP sent out an email saying they were offering a $100 dollar prize to anyone who could get Tester’s…


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This is Why Young Women Rock

You know when you have to go to the hospital that it isn’t going be cheap, but what you probably didn’t know that hospitals charge the highest prices to those who can least afford it.  That’s why it’s so great that a 20-year-old young woman…


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Something Fishy

After months of waiting for a funding bill from Rehberg’s appropriations committee in the House, the Senate was forced to give up and started work on its own funding bill for the coming year for Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations.  This is the committee…


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Convention Notes

Dems rallied the faithful this weekend in Great Falls at the annual convention, with many speeches by the many state-wide candidates. Mostly, just a lot speechifying. The top ticket candidates did not disappoint. Tester and Bullock gave great speeches, whipping the crowd into a frenzy….