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Blinded By The Light

Most jobs come with a lop-sided combination of necessary responsibilities and fringe benefits.  For example, a fast food server may get a free meal during or after a shift; a retail sales worker might receive an “employee discount” on items they purchase from their company….

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

…Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss.  For ranting against abortion after saying she’d had one herself; and for then eliminating all women’s health services from a county health clinic, a clinic which doesn’t even provide abortions. Foss and her fellow Republicans eliminated all women’s health services from the…

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Group Behind MT Ballot Measure Also Pushed Laws to Justify Homicide of Abortion Doctors

The group behind Montana’s anti-choice ballot measure is also behind several bills to expand justifiable homicide laws, so that they cover murder committed in the defense of a fetus. Law enforcement officials say the bills “could be used to incite violence against abortion providers.” ALEC’s anti-choice…

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More Junk Science from the GOP

by Cowgirl Today’s TEA Party Republican idiocy comes from David Halvorson (R-Sidney). Speaking on the floor of the Montana House of Representatives, this former director of Montana Right-to-Life offered fake “scientific information” he’d found on the Internet shows “the evil, the absolute evil” that results…

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A New Low

TEA Partier has new theory of the Constitution by Cowgirl Most TEA Partiers claim to hold the Constitution sacred. But a Montana TEA Party legislator is now arguing that constitutionality is not relevant.  Popular sentiment, he says, is all that matters. Rep. Gerald Bennett (R-Libby) has introduced…

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Roe v. Wade 40th: Will the Montana GOP retreat?

Today is the 40th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision.  The Republican Party continues its 40 year war to overturn the decision.  The battle rages on. But there are indications that the GOP is coming to understand the political cost of advocating for forced rape…

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The Foul 57

Republican candidates across the county have tried to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who believes that rape victims should be forced to give birth and said that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that…

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Rick Hill Measuring Drapes?

From whispers I’ve heard, it sounds likely that Rick Hill has already enlisted Scott Mendenhall to run his transition operation, in the event Hill wins the election. Mendenhall is a right-winger from Clancy, and served several terms in the legislature before being termed out a…

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Jent Miffed

Montana state Senator Larry Jent is miffed at me because I drew attention to his anti-birth control vote in the legislature last week.  On Jent’s Facebook page he claims that the GOP bill he’s supporting “did not even mention contraception…It seems that cowgirls lie as…

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Rick Hill’s Woman Problem

While Judy Martz crisscrosses the state saying assuring voters that “there is no war on women,”  Rick Hill’s record and positions prove otherwise. He has, shall we say, a Woman Problem.  No, I’m not talking about Hill’s affair with a cocktail waitress.   Hill has…

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Credibility Problems Plague TEA Party

Montana’s top opponent of the women’s medical privacy and the Affordable Healthcare Act, Tea Partier Annie Bukacek, appears to have delivered false testimony before the Montana Legislature. On January 21, 2011, Bukacek testified before the state Senate Public Health Committee in favor of SB-161, a…

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This is Embarrassing

Which Montana Republican strategist decided it was a good idea to make a woman caught in a Medicaid fraud probe  the public face of the conservative health care message? Former GOP legislator Joe Balyeat says he has “a group of doctors” who are “rallying” in support…

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