October 2011

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A Do-Nothing Congressman No More

Rehberg unveils major jobs program Plan addresses stalled economy; for once, Rehberg delivers I know I’ve often criticized Denny Rehberg as a total loafer who spends his days drinking and doing little else. But now he’s delivered, and delivered big.  With unemployment in America at…

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Herd of Male Elephants

There are four or five real GOP contenders for governor. But did you know that these fine gentlemen have yielded nine or ten potential first ladies? Many wives, mistresses and/or girlfriends. Rick Hill? Two wives and at least one mistress. Neil Livingstone? Recently divorced and…


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The Montana TEA Party Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes To…

Great Falls City Commission candidate Cyndi Baker, who campaigned against school district spending, then turned around and sought a district paycheck. But it’s worse then that, as the Great Falls Tribune reports, Baker tried to threaten the local government for taxpayer funded payola in the…






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Political Quick Hits: Helena City Races

Commenters here have pointed out that write-ins will be accepted in the the Helena Citizens Council election.  The Helena Citizens Council is an advisory council to the Helena City Commission.  Matthieu Oppedahl, Jessica Peterson,  Kim Abbott and Michael Hand are running as write-in candidates.  The race…


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Daines Sells Out, Bozeman Jobs Uncertain

Montana news outlets reported this week that RightNow Technologies just sold Bozeman’s largest employer, Right Now Technologies, to Oracle for a cool $1.4 billion payout.   As NBC Montana reports, “Oracle is a billion dollar company with a history of massive layoffs.” And while the company…



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Cowgirl Contest!

At the suggestion of Montana Right, a conservative who blogs here occasionally and has come up with a very funny idea, I propose a contest. Here is a an excerpt from an Associated Press article back in the 1990s, describing an episode during Rick Hill’s…




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The Ground Zero of Slime

City Commissions have been the hot topic in Helena and Great Falls of late, but nowhere are local politics filled with more intrigue, money, and slime than in the Flathead. A city election would normally be a local contest with little statewide interest. But this…