Posted: April 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

Political Quick Hits

Judge Rules Against Head of Local Anti-Gay Movement

A district judge has ruled against Robert Dellwo, the leader of the opposition to the Helena non-discrimination ordinance. Dellwo is the head of the unaccredited Helena Christian School, which is affiliated with East Helena’s Canyon Ferry Baptist Church. Apparently the school borrowed money to build a subdivision but didn’t pay it back. At one time, the church proposed that 800 new homes be built in an area already struggling with water shortages.   The school wanted to build the subdivision on the site of an old cyanide mine, which also raised concerns about contaminated soil.

What the church and Christian school  will do with their own subdivision is unknown.  Montanans tend to be wary of religious colonies after the Church Universal and Triumphant started one outside Yellowstone Park. CUT was the bunch who believed that the world was going to end of a nuclear holocaust at a particular hour and minute on April 23, 1990. They built a massive underground bomb shelter up near Gardiner, MT and stocked it to the rafters with illegally purchased semi-automatic weapons, in preparation for The End (as reported by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Feb. 27, 1995; Bozeman Daily Chronicle, March 14, 1995).

Dellwo is appealing the ruling.

Today’s Must Read Political Blog Posts

Montanafesto and Intelligent Discontent have today’s must-read posts. Both look at the allegations of corrupt campaign finance practices by GOP Gubernatorial hopeful Ken Miller. The Montanafesto piece is a hilarious look at the contrast between how the Republican portrays himself, and reality. Intelligent Discontent writes about the accusations flying from the other candidates, who have their own troubles.

Three Days Left

The Flathead Democrats are making news for their fun and innovative fundraising. KCFW Missoula TV news  and HXLH Helena both covered the eBay auction of the framed Schweitzer VETO memorabilia set–a reminder of the infamous 2011 legislative session. The auction ends Friday April 27.

 

16 comments

  1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    Another quick hit. What the hell was the purpose of the adam’s story in the Spitoon today? Was it so that jonny could call the guv “bombastic”? What an asshole the dude has become. I think that somewhere in Wisconsin, a village is missing an asshole!

    And the GF Spitoon continues is slide into oblivion!

    http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120424/NEWS01/204240312/Governor-once-supported-Romney?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

  2. Havre Voter

    Agreed. Adams piece makes no mention of Romney’s infamous dive to the right once his presidential campaign started. For him not to mention how Romney’s great leap rightward might have turned off people who previously thought he wasn’t so bad is laughable! The Romney transformation has been the subject of hundreds of national news stories in recent months.

    • Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS

      The Etch A Sketch theory is now at work, for the GOP party regarding Romney. Toooooo Bad there is so much You tube video of Romney they wont be able to shake away!

  3. Dan T.

    Canyon Ferry Baptist Church is infamous for preaching politics from the pulpit and abusing its tax exempt status to promote wingnut causes and politicians. It’s more of a propaganda factory than a church.

  4. Real Man

    “Judge Rules Against Head of Local Anti-Gay Movement”

    That was a scary headline. For a minute there I thought the fags were going to overrun the state.

    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      HEY, you SHOULD be worried, Girlie Man! For research shows conclusively that the biggest homophobes are ALSO the dudes with the biggest homosexual tendencies! In other words, Girlie Man, you’re a FAG magnate, dude! Be worried, VERY worried!

      bwhahahahahahahahahahhaaa!

      Science is fun, ain’t it, Girlie Man?

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

        Ooops! Yes that should be “magnet”. But I was laffing so hard, I made a typo!

  5. Amorette

    I was living in the Gallatin Valley during the CUT years. They were amusing, no question about it. Crazy as the day is long, but worth a few laughs. Did you know they could only wear white cotton underpants in their bomb shelters?

  6. larry kurtz

    Yikes. Ken Miller: ““It’s time Montanans take back control of our state like Wyoming and South Dakota have done,” he said.” IR.

  7. Michele

    Interesting how people with blogs don’t care to check and get their facts strait before posting inflamatory information. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet folks.