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GUEST POST: Death of a Would-be Tyrant

by Justin Robbins

Robbins is a frequent and popular contributor to the Cowgirl Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @JustinRobbins15 

I’ll offer the obvious disclaimer that “I wasn’t there”, but not without the qualifying claim that I didn’t need to be.  The revolution, such that it was, was televised; or streamed, as the case may be.

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GUEST POST: Nuts to Silence

By Jonathan Hutson Joni Mitchell sang, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” When it comes to free speech, I know what I’ve got, but I am concerned that I may soon be silenced. And if…

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Montana Church Says No Gun, No Service

Pasted below is an interesting announcement found posted at a Christian bookstore in Hamilton. The poster pretty much speaks for itself. Including the fact that if you “must bring a gun” in order to be admitted to this spiritual gathering.  If you fail to show up…

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Zinke Tries to Put the “man” in Second Amendment

When the history of the 2014 congressional races in Montana is written, literacy will not rank high among the themes.   First there was our senator who plagiarized his college paper.  Now we have Ryan Zinke, whose official campaign booth has been displaying this sign for…

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TEA Party “Young Guns” Tweet Things

In case you haven’t noticed, the Montana Twitter scene has become infested lately with a new breed of imbecile: the young Tea Partier.  A gang of them have taken to the Twitterverse and call themselves Young Guns, or #MTGOPYoungGuns to be precise. Sources tell me…

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New Ad Up in Montana on Background Checks

by Cowgirl This morning the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has launched a new TV ad pressuring Max Baucus to support background checks for gun sales, something over 79% of Montanans support according to the post recent Montana-specific poll. Starting tomorrow, the ad will run for…

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Reforming Gun Laws, Montana Republican Style

by Cowgirl It might surprise you to hear this, but right-wing Republicans actually agree with President Obama that America needs a radical change in our gun laws.  It’s just that they have a different idea of what those changes should be. In the Montana Legislature…

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Representative Confuses Crime with Clay Pigeons

by Lash 2012 was a solid year for the North American Logic Shark. They got to rest from the stunt jumping the 2011 Legislature put them through, but as they say, there’s no rest for the delirious. Our logic shark sighting today comes from the…

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Divorced from Reality

When the Daily Inter Lake asked Rep. Jerry O’Neil yesterday about the Newtown school shooting tragedy, the Columbia Falls Republican responded with his concerns about divorce. O’Neil noted that Connecticut gunman Adam Lanza, 20, was from a divorced home. Lanza apparently got the weapons he…

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Cryptic Threat

Montana Republican Representative James Knox is sent a message to those who created a Facebook page opposing his position on medical marijuana today. That message came through loud and clear: I’m good with my guns. Knox claims that he himself was getting “death threats” for…