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What Does Obama Have Against the West?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does this picture say about Obama’s education priorities. Now that Labor Day weekend is behind us, it’s back to school for Montanans.  Too bad that the vast majority of the Obama Administration billions for called Race to…

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Ravndal Forced to Resign, Makes Nationwide News

Thanks to  some stellar reporting by John Adams in the Great Falls Tribune this weekend, the Montana Tea Party has felt the heat and started implementing some damage control.  Tim Ravndal been forced to step down from the position of Big Sky Tea Party President,…

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Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Stop the Bigots

1-Make sure you are registered to vote. Jay is right. If we don’t vote, these people are going to be making our state laws. 2-Give to the Montana Democratic Party. The party has a legislative campaign committee that is working to elect some really great…

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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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