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A quick feminist point

With so many feminist issues emerging as hot topics these days, it seems like a good time to take a moment on this feminist blog to remind ourselves of some of our basic beliefs. Gender neutrality is important to feminists: we like to treat others…

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War on error

Let’s play “fact or fiction” with the Helena IR. If you read the IR’s coverage of Dr. Miriam Grossman’s anti-sex education events this week, you probably found yourself wondering what was fact…and what was the IR doing its part to spread misinformation on behalf of…

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Why you should care about the Helena District Court judge race

It’s hard to get information about judicial races, especially on the district judge level, but folks around the state will be interested in the race for Judicial District one, which covers Lewis and Clark and Broadwater counties, because this is the first court in Montana…

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Sanders County Republicans sure know how to handle a crisis

In case you haven’t been following the doings of the Sanders County Republican Central Committee, folks there have been in a flurry after it came to light on this blog that, the minutes revealed party infighting, scripture reading and, according to their minutes, the committee…

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The IR isn’t off the hook yet

I don’t know what Helena IR ‘policy’ might be out there this time, but today’s paper came and went without a single mention of the one-year anniversary of the Rehberg boat wreck. No update on the legal and criminal trials and nothing on the workers’…

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Rattling the cage whilst inside it

According to the dictionary of idioms, the phrase “rattle the cage” means: to make someone angry on purpose I rattled his cage by telling him I hated his art. Etymology: based on the idea of rattling (making a noise by repeatedly hitting) the cage to…

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This week’s worst political ad

This week’s worst political ads come to us in a set from Alabama, from one of the angriest teabaggers ever to spit out a sentence. Here’s the first one, which Republican Rick Barber put out last month, for the set up: And here’s this week’s…

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What is the Helena IR hiding?

How pathetic is it that the Helena Independent Record remains the top source of news for Montana’s capitol city? They are ignoring the Congressional race, Rehberg’s anti-teacher vote, McDonald’s MEA-MFT endorsement, the GOP’s baseless attacks on the Helena School District, and the potential fall-out of…

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McDonald secures key endorsement

I was pleased to see that the political action committee of Montana’s Teacher’s Union (MEA-MFT – MEA-MFT COPE) has unanimously voted to recommend Dennis McDonald for election to Montana’s lone congressional seat. Just last week Congressman Rehberg turned his back on school teachers and health care for…

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Latest on the forest jobs bill

Matthew Koehler and Problembear, who have been following this bill since the beginning, left some interesting comments when I asked what they though of the latest opinion piece on the bill on NewWest.   What are others hearing? Koehler: MT Cowgirl. Thanks for the reply….

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Dumbest idea of the week

This one comes to us from Jerry O’Neil, whom we know as the champion of the fake legal industry.  O’Neil now wants to bring his somewhat doubtful skills to the legislature to allow a fake medical industry to flourish in Montana. O’Neil promises in his Tea Party…

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The worst political ad of the week

Dan Quayle’s creepo 33-year-old son is running for office in Arizona. Watch for the odd ducking movement 3/4 of the way in. Then watch these parody response ads here and here. UPDATE: For those of you reading this blog at work (you know who you…

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