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Sanders County Republicans respond to this blog

Hilariously, the Sanders County Republicans have posted a response to this blog on their neat website, which is aptly subtitled “The focal point of everything Republican in Sanders County.” The purpose of this response appears to be to simultaneously clarify to us, and to their…


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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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Republican org nails its portrayal of Sinrud

In a guest opinion in the Billings Gazette today, John Sinrud’s “Western Traditions Partnership” is called out for what they do: The group, which favors high-density development over traditional rural landscapes, also has an odd definition of what constitutes “western.” It has weighed in on…


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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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Denny’s Dilemma

Randy Vogel has been found innocent by a jury of three poaching crimes by a Madison county jury. But now comes the hard part for Denny.  There is no right choice.  From what we have seen and heard, it seems likely that Vogel did what…



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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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Busted

The problem with politics today can be understood by a look into the dealings of Jon Sonju, a Republican incumbent legislator from Kalispell’s House District 7. Sonju is a fraud for attempting to use the federal treasury as a personal checking account through federal government…



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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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A wing-nut’s wing-nut

This is creepy. Pictured here is our friend Derek Skees and a woman in a Guy Fawkes mask at a Tea Party holding up signs. The mask and the signs send a problematic message. This guy is out there. He’s as out there as they get….


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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…