December 2011



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The Fundamental Difference

Rancher Rancher–dirt farmer and butcher from one of the most rural areas in America; lost part of his hand in a meat grinder; grows organic wheat, barley, lentils, peas, millet, buckwheat, and alfalfa; works the land, fixes fence; is the only member of the US…


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Gap Widens Between Congress, Constituents

The wealth of members of Congress has increased dramatically since Congressman Dennis Rehberg been in Congress, while the wealth of the average family has declined.   This puts them more out-of-touch than ever with what the average American is going through, the Washington Post reports….


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Top Ten Cowgirl Blog Stories Part II

Hard to believe 2011 is almost over. As a way to celebrate the past year, the Cowgirl Blog is counting down the Top Ten Cowgirl Stories of 2011. Pasted below are #8 through #4.  Coming up next will be top posts from other blogs and as…


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GOP Game Change?

Montana Republican Neil Livingstone say he and his running mate are now prepared to being “pouring more of their own funds” money to win the Governor’s seat, the Flathead Beacon reports.   Livingstone is clearly hoping that his personal wealth and his background as a…



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Oops, Republican Files for Wrong Seat

A Montana Republican is in the Lee Newspapers this week saying he’s running to be “a stabilizing influence” on the Public Service Commission.  If that’s true, he appears to be running in the wrong district. Montana state legislator Bob Lake, R-Hamilton, announced he’s running for…


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Short on Economic Sense

This is shaping up to be a banner week for GOP-ers revealing how clueless they really are when it comes to the economy. Intelligent Discontent posts this week about the surprising Facebook ad put up by Republican Gubernatorial primary candidate Corey Stapleton.  In the ad,…


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“Knee-Walking Drunk” Endorses Open Container Guy

Bitterroot state senator Jim Shockley’s citation earlier this year for drinking canned red beer while driving inspired the Republican to step down from his position. (He chaired the legislative committee drafting tougher DUI laws.)  But, it didn’t stop him from accepting the endorsement of former Senator Conrad Burns…



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Livingstone Taking Gloves Off?

Word on the street from Kalispell is: at a recent Flathead Republican meeting, gubernatorial candidate Neil Livingstone took a few hard swings at his opponent Rick Hill. Livingstone supposedly made reference to “values,” and said that Hill has proven in his past that he doesn’t…



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Who Cares What the Voters Want

At first glance, it would seem that the wealthy Whitefish landowner who spent big bucks trying to put a slate of developer and industry toadies on the Whitefish City Council suffered a big defeat when citizens voted down the entire special interest bunch. However, wealthy…