Henry Kriegel


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The TEA Party Revolving Door is in Full Swing in Montana

When top campaign staff and senior congressional staffers swing in and out of the TEA Party front groups working to influence elections and congressional votes, so do inside information, strategic decisions, money and special access for the TEA Party. Some call it a form of corruption….

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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

…Henry Kriegel of Bozeman.  For leading a bunch which calls itself “Americans for Prosperity” while pushing policies reminiscent of a North Korean prison camp, Henry Kriegel is this week’s winner. Many happy returns of the day. Kriegel demands in the Great Falls Tribune that the…

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Some nutjobs lining up for vacant Gallatin seat

Henry Kriegel, a right-wing talk show host, former cult member and self-appointed Tea Party leader in Bozeman, is under consideration to fill a vacancy on the Gallatin county commission.   The Bozeman Chronicle’s Jodi Hausen has the story. When a county commissioner resigns, the law…

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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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Cowgirl Finishes Her Sophomore Year

In July, the Cowgirl Blog turned two. And, the blog is on the verge of receiving our one millionth viewer.  Montana Cowgirl has been featured on CNN, and in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Mother Jones, and numerous Montana press outlets, much of it in…

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A Wingnut and Prayer

Joe Balyeat has resigned from the Bat Crap Crazy Legislature to become the new leader of the Montana TEA Party. The Washington D.C. TEA Party booster club Americans for Prosperity has struggled with keeping and finding leaders since it started meddling in Montana politics in…

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Americans for Prosperity Sends Its Luxury Bus Over the Cliff

It is every astroturf special interest front group’s worst nightmare: the moment when, despite their best efforts to carefully orchestrate each facet of the campaign, reality comes crashing down–sending the movement careening into crackpot-ville for good. This is that moment for Americans for Prosperity, the…

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Koch Brothers Might Want A Refund

Not a good week for right-wing attempts to grow corporate-backed astroturf in Montana. Some unstable right-wing characters, including Henry Kriegel (a senior Church Universal Triumphant loon who recently became head of the Bozeman Tea Party), had a big Tea rally at the Montana State Capitol…

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A Tea Party Leader As Dumb As They Come

Tea Partiers are not an intelligent lot. A tipster recently emailed me about an incident in Bozeman. As the tipster points out, the incident was actually nothing more than a guest appearing on a radio show hosted by a Tea Party leader.  The guest was…

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TEA Party Boss Was High Ranking Cult Member

Just when you thought the Tea party leadership couldn’t get weirder, someone discovered a fascinating item. It turns out that Henry Kriegel–right-wing nutjob, radio show host, pretender to the Tea Party throne, and leader of the Bozeman Tea Party–has been a high-ranking member of the Church…

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