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#MTLeg Tweets of the Session

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It’s interesting—reading back through each week’s winning tweets was sort of like reading a Sparknotes version of a novel. While the broad strokes of the session certainly came through, the real impact was a bit muted.

Thanks to everyone for the entertaining (and occasionally insightful) commentary that kept watch the session a bit more bearable.

I’ll be selecting the session winner in a few days, so feel free to point out your favorite.

  • @JameeGreer:There’s been gender neutral bathrooms in the #MTLeg basement for well-over a week now and nobody has died, been assaulted, or harassed.
  • @Mike_Wessler:You know what’s more irresponsible than a headline? Destroying our environment and constitution #MTLeg
  • @elliehill:So far, serving in the 62nd Montana Legislature is sort of like serving in the Alabama legislature… in 1954. #MTLeg
  • @problembear: all this legislative right wing intrusive anti-choice politics by #MTleg would die quickly if it involved penises instead of vaginas.
  • @ShelbiDantic: Fav quote of the day, Rep. Cook, “my passport is still valid- I don’t have to get one forthe confederate counties of MT.” Great day. #MTleg
  • @nikizupanic: Nullification: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” #mtleg
  • @problembear: after all the anti-woman republican maneuvers in #MTLeg these days the young republicans are looking kind of lonely on campus these days
  • @BobBrigham: #MTleg: GOP should introduce an English-only bill to get Montanans to quit referring to GOP this session as “Guano Loco”
  • @inthemilk:Sen. Windy Boy: Add retroactive applicability date of 1889 to bill requiring proof of U.S. residency for MT drivers license. #Awesome #MTLeg
  • @brycebennet:Rep. Wagner stands up for a fetus’ constitutional right to bear arms.
  • @Barkingskwerl:If #MTleg secedes our state from the union just think, Alberta can capture us and make Montana civilized again! Plus we’ll have health care.
  • @Helena_Dshbag:Can’t stand @AGBullock’s blatant campaign scheme to crack down on Drunk Drivers, Totally wrecking my way of life. Hale for Gov 2011!! #mtleg
  • @jknox65: Shame on those who laugh and claim we want to succeed
  • @KevHamm:So, to sum up the actions so far in the #MTLeg – Republicans will make you have that baby, but once it’s born, it can &@*@ (my edit, sorry) right off.
  • @kevhamm:Well, the #MTGOP took leave of their senses months ago, so why not take a leave of absence from their jobs they hate? #MTleg
  • @BarkingSkwerl:New HCR bill: All males should now get their prostate checked at Juffy Lube. In & out in 15 minutes. Cutting the cost of health care! #Mtleg
  • @TestaTime: Montana, spring 2011: Where the ski season and legislative sessions pretty much go on indefinitely. #mtleg
  • @jhwygirl:Gov. Jan Brewer became reasonable when she realized AZ could fade away because crazytown went to Montana. #MTleg
  • @snachodog:Maybe “The Zombie Legislature” because it just won’t Sine Die #mtleg

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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