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As the Kalispell School Board meeting got underway a beautiful double rainbow appeared outside.

GUEST POST: Montana Republican Majority Leader Compares LGBT Equality to Bestiality 

By Nathan Kosted, a community organizer with www.LoveLivesHereFlathead.org

Last night the Kalispell School Board continued its important and brave work by moving along an update to their non-discrimination policy that would include protections for LGBT students. While a large majority of those in attendance wore light blue shirts and were supportive of the policy change a few voices decided to take the opportunity to spread hate. One would hope this type of behavior would be limited to extremists, however some elected officials in our state continue to take part.

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A Gallatin County TEA Party Protest

Leaked Transcript: TEA Party Legislators Say GOP Brand is “A Dead Rat” at the Bottom of a Can of Diet Pepsi

During a recent Gallatin County GOP event, TEA Party Republican Matthew Monforton, Art Wittich, and Tom Burnett told a small group of GOP insiders what they really think about the GOP brand, their fellow Republicans, the 2015 legislative session and the people of Montana.

A transcription of audio obtained by Cowgirl tipsters included comments by TEA Party hothead Matthew Monforton comparing the GOP brand to a dead rat at the bottom of a can of diet pepsi.  And that’s just the beginning…


Josh McDowell (pictured). His event is being advertised by the Montana Shrugged TEA Party.

TEA Party Featuring Anti-Internet Conspiracy Theorist in Billings

Guest Speaker Claims “Internet the Greatest Threat to Christians” Because: Porn, Bloggers, and Access to Information

The Montana Shrugged TEA Party may have tried to rebrand itself as the Montana Center Right Coalition, but it’s still up to the old craziness.  The group is sending out emails urging members to attend an event where anti-internet conspiracy theorist Josh McDowell will be speaking in Magic City at the end of June. The event is advertised at shedding some light on how “social media, the internet, and porn have converged to create the perfect storm” of problems “in our courts, schools, and even our churches.”


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Montana AG asked to Investigate Right-Wing Group, Montana State Senator

There is a group known as American Lands Council, which consists of a man named Ken Ivory and his wife, who travel the West and offer their services to county governments for a fee, anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

What services? They promise to help the counties fight to takeover federal public lands (known as TPL). Place like national forests and national parks, and as depicted by the group’s own map on their own website, apparently Indian Reservations and treaty lands.



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Chronicle: Two Top Montana Attorneys Will Prosecute Wittich Case

The Bozeman Chronicle is reporting today that two of Montana’s best lawyers, Gene Jerussi and John Heenan have been appointed as state’s special attorneys general to prosecute the political practices case against TEA Party state Representative Art Wittich, of Bozeman. Both Jarussi and Heenan are shrewd, with good insincts in the courtroom and in politics (as is the firm’s other partner Randy Bishop).

They will play the proper role of prosecutors, which is to bring down the quarry.  So whomever represents Wittich has their work cut out for them. Perhaps it will be one of the state’s collection of famous republican attorneys like Matthew Monforton or Jim Brown at Thunderdome Law.


Cyndi Baker (left) and Rep. Cleve Loney R-Great Falls (right)

Montana TEA Party Rebranding as Not the TEA Party

The Tea Party in Montana has been tarnished by demonstrations of racism, rabid extremism, general ignorance and, after the 2015 session, failure. So tarnished, in fact, that they are now shying away from being called “Tea Party.” In fact, the organization formerly known as the “Montana Shrugged TEA Party” in Montana is now calling itself…



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Zinke Votes to Derail Amtrak

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke has voted for a measure to gut passenger rail in the United States and kill the Empire Builder, which stretches across Montana’s rural hi-line.  It is worth noting that Zinke was the only Republican Representative along the Empire Builder’s route to vote for…



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Ohio GOP Governor Blasts MT TEA Partiers’ Ridiculous Stance on Medicaid Expansion

John Adams of the Great Falls Tribune has once again obtained some very interesting video from a closed-door Republican meeting. In the video,  TEA Party Republican Scott Sales appears to have attempted some chest thumping in front of the press after Adams discovered the meeting.  He launched into…