Greg Gianforte

Greg Gianforte refuses to tell the truth with more and more frequency

Republicans Turn Against Gianforte

Republicans are sick of New Jersey Gianforte. He’s a loser. He’s a New Jersey Billionaire His views are extremist. Don’t take my word for it, read it from a major Republican blog printed below. Here’s the link: No Gianforte Why Republicans Should Say, “Thanks, But…

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Graduation Rates Don’t Matter to Elsie Arnzten

The person who was somehow elected as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November with little or no name recognition, knowledge of the position, or support from really anyone has decided to eliminate an immensely successful program from the OPI website and has disappeared…

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CG Polling Average, 10/31: Bullock Up 7

Here is the new Cowgirl Polling Average, a rolling average of a half-dozen polls in the last two weeks up through Monday 10/31 whose results have been obtained by the Cowgirl Blog: Bullock 48.1 Gianforte 41.5 Dunlap 3.8 Undecided 6.6 This average includes a collection of…

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GUEST POST: Time for Montana to shout, “Not in our town”

by Jael Kampfe

4th Generation Montanan, retired rancher, Believer in Kindness

I remember growing up.

My grandfather, Bill Mackay Sr.’s Eisenhower Republican values wove around the dinner table connecting us like matching china.  Value local people and local control.  Serve.  Reach across the aisle.   The best legislation requires compromise.  Be kind.  Your words matter.

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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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Trapping Should Have Been Outlawed Years Ago: I-177 – a public land safe zone, is a small step in the right direction

It’s time for Montana to acknowledge that the horrid practice which results in the animal’s leg being crushed and the creature left to lie in agony for days before dying is cruel and barbaric. And yes, such traps also frequently ensnare and torture animals such as dogs as well as endangered species such as bald eagles lynx, despite the idiotic protestations we hear from those who believe the torture of animals is an enjoyable pastime.

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Cowgirl Polling Average

Mason Dixon conducted a poll in Montana October 10-12 for Lee Newspapers, and the results are now being published in the state newspapers, a different race each day.  Based on what has been published in the Billings Gazette, here are the three top races:   Clinton-Trump-Johnson  36-46-11 President …

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GUEST POST – Normalized Ignorance and Global Warming: It’s Time to Vote

by David R. Montague

Mr. Montague was raised in Billings, where he wrote a column for the Gazette for 6 years. He’s the author of two books and has written for Northern Lights Magazine which gave many now-famous writers a start, including Mark Spragg, William deBuys and Terry Tempest Williams.  He is now retired and lives in Potomac near Missoula with his wife.

In an essay about what he calls “normalized ignorance,” Professor Henry Giroux observes that “successful political campaigns are now dependent on an uninformed public.”
How accurate is his observation when it comes to the issue of climate change?

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Tuesday Quicktakes

Gianforte’s Campaign is a Lot of Hot Air The editorial board of Montana’s largest paper has poked a whole in Gianforte’s campaign.  He claims it is about job creation and wages, yet his own company was build on outsourcing jobs and importing foreign workers to…

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