Mark Blasdel


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Nutjob Bills in the Montana Legislature

Yes America, here are some of the major pieces of legislation that have been put forward in 2015 by the Tea Party Republicans who are now in control of the Montana legislature. This is not a joke. These are real bills, and they are currently taking…

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Wanted

by Cowgirl After a potentially tragic day on Friday in the Montana legislature, Montanans are not happy with GOP house speaker Mark Blasdel, who took advantage of an error to block private health insurance for 70,000 Montanans.

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Meeting of the Minds

In a little over a month, legislators from across Montana will descend on Helena to make the laws you must live by.  Let’s meet them. 1-Rep. David Howard (R-TEA Park City), Chair of the House Human Services Committee. Rep. Howard is on the record saying…

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Nuggets of Wisdom

Birther Bob Wagner is back. The former GOP state legislator from Harrison penned a guest editorial in the Flathead Beacon defending the Republican legislator who demanded to be paid for his time in gold and silver. Is your state Legislature and state employees hostile to…

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GOP Legislator Junkets Exposed

Today, new evidence of the extent to which Montana’s legislature has been corrupted by out-of-state corporate interests has come to light.  Citizen advocates have released documents showing that several Montana legislators received all-expense paid junkets where they were wined and dined by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)….

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R’s Move Right

The GOP has thrown out its leaders, and replaced them with more ideologically conservative purists. Jim Peterson, the Senate President, has been sent packing (literally–poor Peterson could be seen carrying his office contents, including a giant plant and a few framed pictures and a box…

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The Foul 57

Republican candidates across the county have tried to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who believes that rape victims should be forced to give birth and said that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that…

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Jon Arnold is running for legislature

We’ve Got a Screamer

Anti-intelligence candidate Jon Arnold has filed for office on the Republican ticket.  He says he wants voters to send him “kicking and screaming” to Helena.  I will go kicking and screaming into Helena, pushing our leaders to try to take back our powers that have…

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