Black Helicopters are Circling Your Milk, Warns AFP

America is becoming more tolerant, more receptive to responsible gun regulations, and more outraged with private special interests who want to take over or poison public lands and waterways.  But as any Montana hunter can tell you, a cornered quarry is the most dangerous. As TEA Party fanaticism declines, its…


GUEST POST: Arnone’s Views Extreme and Disproven

by Dan Lourie Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace,  justice and equality, has  written to newspapers since 1964.  On August 18, Bozeman’s crazed right winger, Peter Arnone, had a letter published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle titled “Dems ignoring the…


MTGOP Leader Marks American Indian Heritage Day by Promoting Lands Takeover at Anti-Indian Conference

Fielder to Promote Land Takeover Scheme at Anti-Indian Conference Today is American Indian Heritage Day, but while many celebrate, an anti-Indian group euphemistically called the “Citizens Equal Rights Alliance” or CERA is holding a conference in Montana this weekend attacking tribal sovereignty.  The title of the conference…


Matt Rosendale, who depicted himself in a campaign ad shooting a drone out of the sky.

Mystery Email List Used by Matt Rosendale

I don’t know what to make of this, but I am definitely going to tell you about it. A friend of mine received an email last week from Matt Rosendale, talking about how important it is that all Republicans unite behind Greg Gianforte. I’ve pasted…


Rehberg loves Big Mountain Jesus

State with Crumbling Bridges and Unfunded Veterans Home Anxious to Preserve Confederate Monument and Cement Ski Resort Jesus

As Montana’s bridges, roads, and mental health facilities overflow beyond capacity or crumble and deteriorate, there is a mounting sense of urgency over a plaster Jesus statue paid for by the anti-choice fraternal order of the Knights of Kolumbus and a confederate fountain in Helena paid for by…


NEW REPORT Exposes Links Between Land Takeover Movement, Anti-Government Extremism Groups

The Center for Western Priorities released a new report this week exposing the many connections between anti-government extremist groups and beliefs and state lawmakers who support a takeover of Montana’s public lands.  It’s apparent given last week’s arrival of armed, camouflaged “constitutional advocates” in Lincoln and the armed standoff at Cliven…


GUEST POST: Net Neutrality, Why it Matters, and just how wrong can Koopman actually be?

by Rob Kailey

Kailey is a long-time blogger and working guy who lives in Bozeman where he writes about everything from politics to football on A Chicken is Not Pillage, which Roger Koopman calls “hate-blogging.”

Roger Koopman is the District 3 representative to the Montana Public Service Commission.  As a Montana legislator, he was known as a provocateur, an eccentric, but remained at least nominally constrained by his own party leaders.  As a member of the PSC, he is somewhat more able to engage in behavior that hurts Montana.  At my own website I have a pet name for Mr.Roger Koopman, one I am certainly not afraid to share here.  Just as a monkey flings it own poo to establish intimidation and dominance, Koopman flings lies.  Hence he is, to me,


Mike Swingley Sexist FB post

Helena Judge Outraged Over Plan for Confederate Fountain Has History of Off-Color, Racially Charged Remarks

It turns out that the angry Helena Justice of the Peace who claimed the main reason for the Civil War was not slavery but banks (and that’s not all) has a history of making off color and racially charged remarks.

A look at the public Facebook page of Justice of the Peace Mike Swingley, who “Lashed Out at City Commissioners Over the Confederate Monument Debate” reveal the following:


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

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.