CSKT Water Compact


Legislature Adjourns: Cowgirl Analysis

The Montana Legislature adjourned today “sine die.” For Tea Party legislators who do not understand Latin, this means literally “without day,” meaning no specific return date.

The 2016 session was generally an excellent one for Governor Bullock as well all Montana citizens.

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UPDATED: Loud and Clear

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does this picture say about TEA Party state Sen. Jennifer Fielder’s ties to out-of-state lobbying groups. Note the member of Fielder’s staff.  (He’s the guy wearing the official Legislative Aide badge staffing the American Lands Council booth.)  Note that…

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Bullock Speaks, Democrats Celebrate, Republicans Cringe

Tonight, Steve Bullock gave us another installment in what has become a biennial tradition in Montana spanning almost ten years: the State of the State Address, the night when a Democratic Governor gets to tell the public that the state’s economy is strong and getting…

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Troubled Waters

An interesting email from Concerned Citizens of Western Montana (the right-wing group from the Flathead opposing rights to water for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes) was accidentally disseminated today.  The email was sent by Terry Backs, titular head of the organization, to Kate Vandemoer a birther blogger who…

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Montana Republicans Step Up Attack on Party Moderates

Chuck Johnson reported yesterday that the Flathead Republican Party has publicly censured veteran Sen. Bruce Tutvedt, R-Kalispell for not being enough of a right-wing TEA Partier and for daring to actually support water rights for the one Montana tribe which still lacks a water compact. Today,…

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Baldwin’s “Black Robe Regiment” Gathers at Kalispell Perkins

Tonight at the Perkins Restaurant is Kalispell, a member of Chuck Baldwin’s “Black Regiment” has organized a speech by Kate Vandemoer to drum up opposition to tribal sovereignty and water rights in Montana. Let’s take a look at who this bunch really is and what they…

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Wading Through the Misinformation about the CSKT Water Compact

There’s a lot of misinformation, rumors, and conspiracy theories out there about the CSKT water compact. Here are five key points that anyone who has been following this issue should know.  This is an issue that should be decided based on facts, and not TEA Party…

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TEA Partiers Caught on Tape

There are a lot of bad ideas out there in the world, but seldom does one get a chance to peek behind the curtain and see how they are formed.  Today is an exception. A pair of TEA Party elected officials have been caught on…

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The Usurpathoner Road Show

A birther who once tried to organize a national “Usurpathon” to unseat President Obama  is taking to the road to obstruct a water rights agreement between Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The militia-affiliated Sanders County Resource Council (SNaRC) is bringing the Concerned…

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