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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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Nels Swandal exposes his views on the ‘puter

In an election year where Montana’s Congressman claims Facebook and Twitter are more reliable than the press because they don’t “filter”  his message, the messages right-wing candidates and aides send out on social media is coming through loud and clear. For example, the Missoula Independent looked…

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Rehberg associates try, fail to escape criminal charges this week

In two separate and unrelated cases this week, judges have refused to throw out criminal charges against two of embattled Montana member of Congress Dennis Rehberg’s top associates. This week, a federal judge has refused to throw out any corruption charges against Kevin Ring,  the high-priced…

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Thud

After just one issue, it has come to light that the Montana Viewpoint, the  Montana Tea Party’s attempt at printing its own “unfiltered” news, is already having trouble making budget. Tim Ravndal, (pictured) is a leading Helena tea-bagger and “Director of Grassroots Coalitions” (a.k.a. tea-bagging)…

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Press, Democrats got taken for a ride by a Pig

Often times I’ve served up criticism of the Montana press, for being apathetic, lazy, stupid, incompetent, corrupt, and, in some cases, conservative leaning due to right-wing corporate ownership. Well, here is another serving from that platter. In late March, you might recall, Denny Rehberg announced…

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Rehberg starting to reap benefits of tea-bagger alliance

Though Rehberg has been criticized for his recent merger with the Tea-Party-conspiracy-theory-prayer-email-forwarders, evidence has recently come to light that his embattled campaign is seeing some benefits to the alliance.  The disruption and thuggery that are the Tea-bag crusade weapons of choice are now serving to…

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If we get the enemies we deserve, then what is this?

You know that old saying that you get the enemies you deserve?   Progressive organizations in Montana appear to have enemies that a dried up potato deserves. It almost makes you feel bad for the other side. A jumble of words from a man who…

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Area 51, Montana

As the T.E.A. Party/Eric Olsen’s campaign against the city of Billings possibly banning cell phones (he believes the UN is involved) takes shape (largely in the form of email forwards) it has at last become clear why Congressman Denny Rehberg is a natural fit in…

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The worst newspaper in Montana, if not the west

Back in the day in Dillon, Montana, a group of misfits grown bored with scratching their initials into rocks and trees were sitting around behind the potato cellar and came up with an idea. This wasn’t just any idea, it was an idea that would…

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