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The Dangers of the Divine

by Justin Robbins

He who can be made to believe absurdities, can be made to commit atrocities – Voltaire

Ever since our species (Homo sapiens) crossed whatever the threshold was between an instinctual level of consciousness and being cognitively self-aware, we have invented mythologies to explain the things we otherwise cannot. This seems true of every culture or societal construct we now know, or have ever known.

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Schweitzer Tells Supreme Court Where to Put Citizens United

Today’s must-read article is a strongly worded op-ed column in the New York Times by our own Governor Schweitzer, who writes that Montana has “fresh mountain air” and implores the conservative-dominated Supreme Court not to “blow the stink of Washington” our way. At issue is…

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Once Again, Montana Chamber Shows True Colors

If anybody still has doubts that the Montana Chamber of Commerce is merely a Republican political group that cross-dresses as a group that supposedly advocates for main street businesses, consider what happened in the waning days of the session. Three weeks ago, a majority-Republican committee…

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Schweitzer’s Popularity Paradox

According to the Public Policy Polling group’s year-end rankings, Brian Schweitzer is currently the most popular Democratic Governor in America and the second most popular governor in the nation. What strikes me as interesting about this ranking is that Schweitzer is a darling of the…

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The Rehberg Puzzle

Denny Rehberg’s vote against the tax cut package could be explained by his expected bid for higher office, either Governor or Senator–he’s keeping his options open.  As The Hill reports, A slew of House Republicans thought to be contenders for higher office in 2012 voted…

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This must drive the mouth-breathers crazy

Good piece today in the paper by Schweitzer about how Montana is the only state in America with a balanced budget.  This stuff must drive the mouth-breathers crazy. It’s a nice thumb, to return the words of  Republican Candidate Jason Priest back to the vernacular…

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Stapleton starts measuring the drapes

Isn’t it just a little too early for this? With typical GOP presumptive hubris, Corey Stapleton has already started trying to gain control over the Montana University System by sending them crazy letters, one of which is apparently already making the rounds, and was forwarded…

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Corey Stapleton: “Most Inspirational Wrestler” for Governor

When our friend Corey Stapleton first announced that he was running for Governor, we can admit that we laughed. Afterall, he went on about “childhood addictions” on his wikipedia page and had some trouble figuring out whether or not you could be a native Montanan…

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One of these things is not like the other…

A visit to Corey Stapleton’s Wikipedia page this morning revealed he has fixed his spelling mistake. Good job Corey and thanks for reading the Montana Cowgirl Blog. I also noticed some other differences between your official campaign website and your Wikipedia page which you may…

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An email from gubernatorial candidate Ken Miller

I received in email from Ken Miller this morning thanking me for my post about his gubernatorial Facebook page. Thank you the reporting on our new facebook page for Miller for Governor. I’m confident you will find more content to come worthy of blogging. Ken!…

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