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Gun Bills Move Forward: As Does Case Against Man Who Threatened to Shoot Up a Local School, Jewish Leaders

As the fight to nullify federal gun laws, force guns into college campuses and workplaces and encourage the proliferation of concealed weapons and ammunition stockpiles rages in in the Montana legislature, the Missoulian is reporting today that a man who threatened to kill hundreds of school kids and Jewish leaders will be…

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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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The Nutjoby-est Bill in America

by Cowgirl …does not, alas, emanate from the Montana Legislature. It comes from Idaho, our neighbor.  The Idaho Statesman reports that the chair of the education committee in the Idaho state Senate has introduced a bill to require school children to read “Atlas Shrugged” by…


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Wacky GOP Bills of the 2013 Session

Back by popular demand after the big hit in 2011, here is the current list of actual Republican bills in the 2013 Montana Legislature.  Enjoy. 1. Amend the U.S. Constitution to prevent President from entering into any arms treaties that infringe on gun rights. HJ 5…


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Conservatives Staying Home?

There is an unmistakable lull in the world of firebrand conservativism right now in the Montana legislature.  When the legislature was last convened in 2011, right-wing bills were getting big crowds of proponents lining up to testify, to rage against the machine, as it were….


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2013 Legislative Preview

As the 2013 legislature arrives, here are some bills that I’m told are already being drafted by certain legislators. Some I like, some not.  You be the judge.  (For those new to the Cowgirl Blog, referring to the 2011 Nutjob Bills may provide some context)….



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This is Frightening

The Montana Republican Party announced today that it wants to make sweeping changes to education in Montana. When the party responsible for the “broken, unconstitutional school-funding system had crashed and burned” calls for sweeping changes, be afraid.  The changes they’ve pushed for in Montana seem to be…


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The Mind Boggles

Those eagerly awaiting the next important idea to emante from the GOP legislature need only go to the Flathead Memo to see what much-needed policy advancement Sen. Edward Buttrey (R-Great Falls) has come up with this time.Tweet