February 2013

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UPDATED: Busted! Student comes forward, fingers Olsen

Watermelongate Solved by Cowgirl A young conservative says he was friends with the Chair of the Yellowstone County Republican Party, Jennifer Olsen, on Facebook, and that he received Olsen’s racist Facebook post in his news feed. He even took a screenshot of the incident. Russ Hart, who…

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More Junk Science from the GOP

by Cowgirl Today’s TEA Party Republican idiocy comes from David Halvorson (R-Sidney). Speaking on the floor of the Montana House of Representatives, this former director of Montana Right-to-Life offered fake “scientific information” he’d found on the Internet shows “the evil, the absolute evil” that results…


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New Petition Backs Williams for Regents

by Cowgirl There is a new petition (see below) circulating in support of former Democratic Congressman Pat Williams.  Williams is up for confirmation as a regents board appointee. I for one support Williams, and so you should you all.  He has served this state, in…



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Jennifer Olsen, a Week Later

by Cowgirl No one should defend Jennifer Olsen, the Billngs GOP Chair, for posting a photo of a device designed to trap president Obama by luring him with a watermelon.  But I suppose you could make a case that there could be some amount of…




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MT GOP Senator Proposes Selective Seating

by Lash The Montana State Legislature meets in regular session for no more than 90 days in odd numbered years. There are possibilities for special sessions to be called to handle other business, but the most common way for the Legislature to attempt to accomplish things when…


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Today’s Must-Read Political Blog Post

by Cowgirl Is up at the Flathead Memo, where James Conner writes about Rep. Steve Lavin’s property owners voting rights act. A sample: Lavin’s bill does not require the property owners to be white Christian men, but amendments to that effect are always possible, given…


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Exposing Racism of GOP Chair’s Post Prompts Hate Mail

by Cowgirl Seems not everyone was thrilled to have a racist Facebook post from the Chair of the Yellowstone County Republican Party exposed to public view. The Cowgirl blog has received some hate-mail from angry GOP-ers in response to this Cowgirl post.  The post featured a…


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The End of the Gold Paved Road

By Lash Survivalist, doomsday prepper and gold standard advocate Jerry O’Neil has made the society pages.   He very graciously gave up his reserved legislative parking space to an employee of a Democrat, as was reported in today’s IR. Let’s all enjoy the moment of…


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Baucus v. Schweitzer, in a New Poll

by Cowgirl You no doubt have seen by now that Public Policy Polling, a national polling firm, released a poll measuring a hypothetical Baucus-Schweitzer primary contest.  The poll shows that Schweitzer would beat Baucus by twenty points.  Nate Silver wrote today in the New York…


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New Website on the Montana Jungle Primary Bill Up

by Cowgirl Here it is: http://mtjungleprimary.com/ This is place to go for information on HB-436, the nefarious Republican attempt to inflict a top two primary on Montana.  Rep. Scott Reichner, R-Bigfork, has introduced this bill to change our election laws so that libertarians can no longer…