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You Wanna’ Talk Ridiculous Protests

I tend to agree with Pogie when it comes to the protest by Earth Firsters at the capitol building yesterday. Was it the most effective way to get their message across, probably not, and they probably wasted their opportunity to meet with the Governor in…

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Today’s Must Read Political Blog Post

Can be found here at the blog Please…Cut the Crap, which is great and has been added to the blog roll.  The blogger makes some excellent points that we progressives would all do well to read, reflect upon, and of course, discuss. Hat tip Rob…

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Don’t Miss This

Lots of good blogging going on right now on other sites, but be sure you don’t miss the Button Valley Bugle‘s analysis of the unfolding Exxon oil spill, From Eternity to Here’s post on Marriage, Civil Unions, Platform Planks and Communion, and the discussion going under the…

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Let’s Just Make Billings the Capital City

As Pogie at Intelligent Discontent writes, the publisher of both the Helena IR and the Montana Standard, Randy Rickman, believes that the newspaper of Montana’s capital city doesn’t need independent editorial oversight – we can just share an editor with Butte. Rickman’s high quality judgement and…

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Wisconsin Man Arrested for Planning to Kill Abortion Providers

This week, police in Wisconsin detained a man who was planning to attack a Planned Parenthood clinic. According to the police report, Ralph Lang intended to shoot the clinic’s doctor “right in the head.” He now faces federal charges. Nearly two years after Dr. George Tiller was…

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Rural Pride

Looking for something fun to do this summer? D. Gregory Smith has some ideas.

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Pathetic

The Billings Gazette reported today that embattled PSC Commissioner Republican Brad Molnar couldn’t be bothered to show up in court but didn’t contest his involvement in a hit-and-run on a high school student in a fast-food drive through. Molnar had at first tried to deny…

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Koch Brothers Pranked

The Koch brothers have been impersonated for pranks–a prank caller pretending to be David Koch was able to talk with Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker.  This time, the Koch’s were the target.   At an event at the Koch Theater last week, the group The Other…

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End of the World Let Down Has Bozeman Connections

A Bozeman Montana woman behind the movement to put up billboards around the world warning of the apocalypse is still holding out hope for the end at some point, while others say the rapture has already happened, it’s just not obvious.   Marie Exley, who…

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Best Comments of the Week

Observations by commenters are often the best part of any blog.  Here, in case you missed them, are a few of my favorite among your contributions from the last week.   See something I missed or want to recommend a favorite? Email the tipline at…

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Farmers Are Bad*sses

Three Montana farmers are suing insurance megalith Blue Cross Blue Shield over unscrupulous business practices. Why is it that farmers are so often found leading the charge for progress? As Whitefish farmer and former state legislator Mike Jopek (D-Whitefish HD4) writes, many of the founding…

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This Week’s Worst Political Ad

Yes, Texas Republican Debbie Georgatos and her odd advertisement are only intended to influence county level politics, but so was our favorite Stark County Republican, Phil Davison.

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