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Today’s Must-Read Political Blog Post

Is up at Intelligent Discontent, where Don Pogreba writes another of his excellent point by point take downs of shoddy journalism. I’ve read some terrible headlines from Montana newspapers in my day, but today’s story headlined “Political practices commissioner accused of using questionable tactics to get results” has…



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Moderate GOP Breaks Away from Loons on Dark Money

Right wing blaming anonymous blogs for GOP’s problems by Cowgirl Kudos to GOP senators President Jim Peterson and Senator Bruce Tutvedt, for thumbing their noses at their neanderthal GOP compatriots in the Senate and supporting (and actually carrying) Steve Bullock’s bill, SB 375, to reform…


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Give Thanks, for the Crazies in Montana

It was a fun week all around for Tea Party loons in Montana. First, to court we go. Boniek,  and some courtroom drama Yesterday, Tea Party leader Joel Boniek appeared in court in Livingston, to answer for his arrest earlier this year at a traffic…


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Pssst….Tim Fox, Your Ideology is Showing

This week, the GOP candidate for attorney general admitted that he’s deliberately avoiding speaking in public about where he stands.  If voters find out what he believes, he’ll be “attacked” for it, he told political podcaster Kevin Hamm.  When a candidate believes this is his…


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A Blogger Gets Schooled

It’s the perfect time to catch up with Montana’s political podcast PoliticktickBOOM, which I first wrote about when it launched this spring. That’s because in this week’s episode, host Kevin Hamm features conservative blogger Dustin Hurst of the Montana Watchdog getting absolutely schooled by progressive…



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Pro-Rehberg Blogger Fled Idaho Under Cloud

Dustin Hurst is a right-wing blogger that recently arrived in Helena from Idaho, and has written stories defending Congressman Dennis Rehberg and the Montana GOP, and attacking Democrats.  He calls himself a “reporter.”  His “articles” are trash with no connection to facts or truth.  Last…


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Political Quick Hits

Judge Rules Against Head of Local Anti-Gay Movement A district judge has ruled against Robert Dellwo, the leader of the opposition to the Helena non-discrimination ordinance. Dellwo is the head of the unaccredited Helena Christian School, which is affiliated with East Helena’s Canyon Ferry Baptist…


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Steve Daines Ramps Up Efforts to Hide His Past

By now, you’re probably heard about Montana Republican congressional candidate Steve Daines extensive googlewashing campaign to keep you from learning about his past.  Now, he’s expanded his quest to hide his background to Youtube. What is Daines trying to hide? For one thing, Daines doesn’t want…



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Short on Economic Sense

This is shaping up to be a banner week for GOP-ers revealing how clueless they really are when it comes to the economy. Intelligent Discontent posts this week about the surprising Facebook ad put up by Republican Gubernatorial primary candidate Corey Stapleton.  In the ad,…