Jennifer Fielder

Sen. Jennifer Fielder R-TEA Noxon

Tuesday Quicktakes

Fielder Mum on American Lands Council’s declining membership: county governments are fleeing ALC The Salt Lake Tribune this week reported that almost half of the 50 or so counties in western states that ALC had claimed as members in the past have stopped paying dues.  ALC President Jennifer Fielder…


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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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Juneau Hits The Mark

by Justin Robbins Recently, the ironically named Helena Independent Record (IR) ran an article claiming Congressional candidate Denise Juneau had unfairly attacked Ryan Zinke about what she phrased as his vote to “allow the transfer of Montana’s public land.” The paper concluded her charge is…


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A Look at Montana’s Delegates to the GOP Convention

by Cowgirl Take a look at the list of delegates the Montana GOP is sending to the GOP Convention in Cleveland. Delegates who will represent Montana in July include (as Chair) Jeff Essmann, National Committeeman and Woman Errol Galt and Betti Hill. And a list of the…


Taylor Rose (left) with MTGOP Vice-Chair and American Lands Council CEO Jennifer Fielder

MT GOPer Outraged Over Harriet Tubman–and People Who Adopt Non-White Babies

by Cowgirl

A Flathead area legislative candidate has taken to Facebook to express his outrage that the anti-slavery activist and women’s rights heroine Harriet Tubman will be replacing the notorious author of American Indian genocide Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. He also shared his views on a variety of topics.  UPDATE:  Rose has since deleted the posts from his Facebook page, but you can see screenshots of his posts below.



Rubber, I’d Like You To Meet Road

I will start with the disclaimer that this essay is, in no way, intended to denigrate the fine citizens of Sanders County, Montana.  To borrow from Donald Trump, “Some, I assume, are good people.” Others, however, are regularly being shown in what I would argue…



GUEST POST: Giant Fart

by Ben Lamb Ben Lamb is an avid fly fisherman, big game hunter, and author who loves to spend as much time as possible in wild country. Follow him on Twitter @BenLamb1 There’s one person who is certainly fired up for Greg Gianforte’s ungainly run…



Jesus & the Art of the Steal

Roughly 12 score years ago now, our founding fathers put pen to paper and codified, with a good deal of ‘rights’s and ‘shall’s, exactly the manner in which our country was to work. Since that time, we have been embroiled in an unending, sometimes violent…


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Of Wolves and Sheep

(Note:  Good news!  Readers here will be pleased to know that Justin Robbins is now a regular contributor to the Cowgirl Blog, thus his posts will no longer say “GUEST POST” but will simply indicate that they are “Posted by: Justin Robbins” as this one…


Undated photo of David Fry

GUEST POST: True Believers

by Josh Manning

Manning is military veteran, and state civil rights investigator who is running as a Democrat for Montana Senate District 40 in Helena.

I spent my thirtieth birthday at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, about an hour north of Baghdad, Iraq. The previous months of my first deployment to Iraq in 2004 consisted of near daily rockets and mortars raining down while walking to work, the gym, or just to the bathroom. Eventually it became background noise then after we reduced the threat things grew quieter.


The cover of this week's Missoula Independent.

Thursday Quicktakes

TEA Party Sen. Jennifer Fielder New Head of Extremist Group The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting this week that TEA Party, militia affiliated state Senator Jennifer Fielder will replace Ken Ivory as head of the ludicrous public land takeover quacks known as the American Lands Council.  The…