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Montana TEA Party Republican Beliefs Unmasked

An article in yesterday’s New York Times tells us what this “5000 Year Leap” that TEA Party Republicans such as Derek Skees in Whitefish and James Knox in Billings are promoting is really all about, including claims that America’s founders never intended separation of church…


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Complete Waste

Societies make decisions about how to spend resources, resources like money and human lives. And sometimes these decisions are made in a decentralized way, like a judge rather than a legislature. Here is a tragic waste of taxpayer money and a rehabilitated person, a sentencing…



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A Hard-Hitting Ad Appears in Whitefish

Here’s an ad from today’s Flathead Beacon, paid for by a community group called the North Valley PAC, exposing some alarming and deeply disturbing aspects of a right-wing candidate named Derek Skees whom I’ve written about before. Skees is running for the open Whitefish legislative…


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Racial Stereotyping of Obama Figure in Townsend Display

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does this picture say about those behind the display spotted in front of the Mustang Hotel in Townsend, MT.   Note the visual racial stereotyping of the Obama figure.  (It’s the pumpkin head spray-painted with black…




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Leading Helena TEA Partier Has Been Living On Government Dime

Yeah, it turns out that a leading member of the anti-government TEA Party has been living off the taxpayer dime, receiving a paycheck from the Montana Department of Justice from 2002-2004. Kristi Allen-Gailushas, also a Republican candidate for the Montana State House, self-proclaimed “Lady Knight…


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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to….

…Dennis Rehberg, GOP incumbent to the U.S. House, who is pictured here cutting the ribbon this week for a Montana road project near Alzada that is being paid for using with the Recovery Act that Rehberg voted against, calling it “failed spending” and a “boondoggle,” among…



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So Weak

After reading Pogie’s post over at Intelligent Discontent on what may be the worst editorial opinion ever, seriously, I ask for your views on whether this might also be a contender.  It is, at any rate, very very weak. The Helena IR’s managing editor John…


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Right-winger a No-Show at Debate

The citizens of House District 4 sat waiting to hear a debate of the issues between GOP Tea Tantrum-er Derek Skees and Democrat Will Hammerquist recently.  Skees never showed. The views of Derek Skees, TEA Party Republican candidate for House District 4 in the Flathead,…