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Caron Cooper, Independent Candidate for Montana Public Service Commissioner

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By Caron Cooper, PhD

Caron Cooper is an independent candidate for the Montana Public Service Commission District 3 seat in southwest Montana. She is not accepting PAC or corporate funding. Find her on Facebook or at www.caroncoopermtpsc.com

My morning routine typically involves coffee and NPR in the kitchen. In 2014, I began to hear stories about…

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by Rob Kailey

Kailey is a long-time blogger and working guy who lives in Bozeman where he writes about everything from politics to football on A Chicken is Not Pillage, which Roger Koopman calls “hate-blogging.”

Roger Koopman is the District 3 representative to the Montana Public Service Commission.  As a Montana legislator, he was known as a provocateur, an eccentric, but remained at least nominally constrained by his own party leaders.  As a member of the PSC, he is somewhat more able to engage in behavior that hurts Montana.  At my own website I have a pet name for Mr.Roger Koopman, one I am certainly not afraid to share here.  Just as a monkey flings it own poo to establish intimidation and dominance, Koopman flings lies.  Hence he is, to me,

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In Defense of Roger Koopman

Roger Koopman’s daughter took to the comments section of this blog in the last few days, coming to the defense of her father who she believes has been unfairly maligned in these pages.  As evidence, she says I called her father a “crackpot,” said that…

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Note: This is a guest opinion piece by Rep. Jesse O’Hara (R-Great Falls).  As I mentioned earlier, the Cowgirl Blog welcomes guest post submissions.  The blog has in the past an will continue to consider guest opinion pieces from conservatives/Republicans subject to my discretion.  Rep….

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Look Who’s Back

2014 is going to be a great year for blogging. The former TEA Party Republican legislator and nullification nutjob from the Flathead who proudly marched in a Memorial day parade wearing the confederate flag says he’s running for the Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities in Montana….

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Some nutjobs lining up for vacant Gallatin seat

Henry Kriegel, a right-wing talk show host, former cult member and self-appointed Tea Party leader in Bozeman, is under consideration to fill a vacancy on the Gallatin county commission.   The Bozeman Chronicle’s Jodi Hausen has the story. When a county commissioner resigns, the law…

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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

…Roger Koopman and Bob Lake. For voting in the legislature to repeal the privacy rights of women and then for voting in the PSC to make the salaries of utility company CEO’s a secret (citing privacy concerns), Lake and Koopman are this week’s clear winners.

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Legislative Roundup

Roger Koopman Should Not Be In Charge of Taxi Cabs Rep. Ellie Hill of Missoula has proposed deregulation–not of energy, but of taxicabs.  Little did anyone know that the Public Service Commission is the branch of government that regulates taxis in Montana.  That is ludicrous….

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The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

…Roger Koopman. The honor is well-deserved. While running for a seat on the Public Service Commission, Koopman demanded that fellow Republicans be “sanctioned” for calling him “ineffective and divisive”.  He then used the first PSC meeting to vote against the PSC’s own legislative proposals–bills his…

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