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Let’s Get Right to the Point

The GOP has a tricky situation now. They have to decide what position they will take publicly about whether LGBT citizens of Montana should be punished or beaten or killed for being gay, which a great number clearly believe. With the ultra-right, gay-hating, gun-wielding, Winston-smoking…


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Worst Political Ad of the Week

The son of this Florida Republican state house candidate is a Christian rocker who volunteered to make him an ad.  This is the result. My favorite part is the dancing.


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In Tune with Montana Values?

Hardly.   John Sinrud’s Western Traditions Partnership is so out of touch with Montana that they sent a Montana candidate their survey for the Colorado state legislature.  That’s embarrassing.  If they don’t even know what western state is which, they’re probably not the go-to group…


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Nonsense

I’d heard that the CEO of General Electric, Jeff Immelt, came to the Butte economic summit with two giant corporate jets, one of which was an extra, just in case. Over ten years under Immelt’s leadership, GE, a publicly traded company that must answer to…


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Tester’s New Website

Is up, and it looks pretty great.  Check it out. What I like about it is that it allows folks to see how he’s followed through on the key themes he talked about during the election like hard work, ethics, and standing up for rural…


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The Best Kept Secret of 2010

Tea baggers are again in the news.   The oddball, misspelled, and sometimes bigoted actions of these types probably make for higher ratings for the news outlets–and I do believe that people should know about these extremists. But the best kept secret of 2010 is…


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Meet the Opponents of the Cap the Rate Initiative, I-164

Wonder who could possibly be against a ballot initiative to Cap the Rate on loan sharking?  So did we. Meet Allen Jones, the godfather of payday lending. Muscle cars.  Private football field.  Total sexist. A  mouth-breather Midas livin’ the dream.  Unless I-164 passes, this scoundrel and…


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Incredible

It was reported in the Whitefish Pilot Police Blotter on September 11, 2010, that a Whitefish woman was scared and disturbed enough to call the police after a political campaigner came to her door to pass out lit for a local house race while brandishing…



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The Republicans Want What??

Oh my.  We’ve had some interesting discussions here about the evidence that the Tea Party has taken over the Montana GOP and what that could mean, based on some of the wacky bills and positions they are supporting in the GOP platform. But apparently we’ve…


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Top Ten Notable Events at the Butte Economic Forum

Thanks to several tipsters who attended for supplying me with the dope.  Your tips make this blog possible. 1. Lotsa billionaires coming and going.  Including Warren Buffett, Barry Diller, Bob Iger, Steve Balmer.  Each sung Baucus’s praises before they spoke to the assembly.  Whether the…




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Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

…State Senator Dave Lewis (R-Helena).  There is something about fear that brings out the worst in the Montana GOP. For pretending to be a moderate Republican, then turning around and introducing a resolution urging withdrawal from the United Nations, something that everyone knows is a…