There were a lot of great posts this week about the Yellowstone oil spill. Over at the Button Valley Bugle, a great post about the lack of transparency happening as the whitewash cleanup happens. MT Cowgirl and Rob Kailey discussed Will Deschamps and his latest buffoonery. Finally, lizard argues that Governor Schweitzer needs to consider the broader implications of supporting oil extraction. 4and20 blackbirds featured a guest post by Larry Winslow about the dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Montana Cowgirl wrote a devastating critique of Neil Livingstone’s campaign fundraising and expenditures. It was so good that the newspapers even had to mention it.
I was traveling last week and missed D. Gregory Smith’s absolutely great post about the Catholic Church’s response to the changing landscape of marriage law in the United States. He writes “The sky isn’t falling after all. In fact, it’s beckoning us, welcoming us.” That’s pretty damn exciting.
Big Sky Political Analysis, a project from Montana State, pointed out the dubious nature of Karl Rove’s opening attack ad on Senator Tester.
And finally, just a quick link to an absolutely despicable post at PolyMontana—a site frequented by Montana legislators. William Biernat, the Executive Director of Montanans in Action, waited exactly one day after Betty Ford died to post a personal and political attack about the woman. In part, this cretin wrote “Betty was a great poster witch for promoting the works of Satan using the White House as a bully pulpit.”
These are the kind of people we’re dealing with. People with no compassion, no decency and no sense of proportion. People who pretend that they are promoting Montana values while they make a living whoring themselves out to out-of-state corporate masters.
Shame on you, Mr. Biernat.