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Eighteen Seconds of Dumbfounding Silence

It’s been a little rocky lately for the floundering TEA Party gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte in Montana. Yesterday we received this hilarious photo of Gianforte’s truck, parked at a Chamber of Commerce event, the bumper stickers entirely blacked out with black tape.  It would seem that a billionaire…

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Your Guide to the Billings City Council Races

Forward Montana has put together a nice guide to the 2015 Billings City Council races that allows you to get quick and relevant information on the candidates, find which candidates are in your ward, and easily share your picks on social media. Check it out…

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GUEST POST: Bookends

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls)   The bookends on the 7th week of the 64th session of the Montana legislature reveal what discriminating taste we Montanans have. Deliberations on the Senate floor last Monday began with a noble but doomed attempt by the…

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Montana Governor: Discrimination is Bad for Business

Urges other Montana Communities to Get on with it and Do the Right Thing by Ending Legalized Discrimination Great news.  The City of Bozeman tonight finally passed a local ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Here’s…

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Gianforte Weighs In On Montana Tech Rumpus

It was revealed last week that Greg Gianforte, the billionaire tech mogul from Bozeman who apparently believes that the earth is 4,300 years old, has been invited to speak at Montana Tech’s graduation. This touched off a stir,  with stories in Montana and national press….

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The Bozeman Whale Making Noise

The big news this week is that Greg Gianforte, the ultra-right-wing billionaire from Bozeman, is giving indications that he might run for office in the near future. Gianforte founded the high-tech computer software firm RightNow Technologies, and sold it for few billion dollars in 2011….

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Decision Time

The Helena City Commission will hold the “first reading” for the nondiscrimination ordinance tonight, Monday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers of the City-County Building.  When the ordinance passes, it will mean Helenans can no longer be fired, refused an apartment, or…

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Baloney

The leader of a local right-wing group claims in a podcast that gay people are not the targets of violence and that actual cases of anti-gay violence don’t exist. Pointing to one case of a young adult in Missoula who made up the story of being attacked…

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Satire at Its Best

Remember the conservative Helena City Commissioner who said he opposed Helena’s non-disrcrimination ordinance for LGBT citizens because it lacked protections for people who are bald or left handed? He is continuing to take heat this week. The Helena Vigilante’s Shane Castle has a created a…

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A Commissioner’s Wrath

There’s an interesting article in today’s Helena IR about Helena City Commissioner Dan Ellison (the conservative on the commission).  Mr. Ellison used last night’s City Commission meeting to  publicly assail one of the IR‘s best reporters, Sanjay Talwani. It looks like Mr. Ellison felt that…

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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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