Montana Blog Roundup 10 July 2011

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There were a lot of great posts this week about the Yellowstone oil spill. Over at the Buttonblogroundup 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.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-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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  • Wow!  Yippers.  Pretty classless, clueless, and shameless!  Anybody know who this Billy Beernut dude is?  He’s a dandy alright.  Even I usually don’t speak ill of the dead, unless the big dick cheney should decide pass.  But Betty Ford was NO big dick.  Big Dick is our very own Milosadick, an evil, vile, hatemongering war criminal.  Betty For was not.  Guess that Billy Beernut hates uppity women.  A feminist is a REAL threat to a insecure little dude like Beernut.

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