ICYMI: Montana Political Reads for the Week of April 26, 2015

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This week, we’ve got a great collection of reads, including calls to regulate mining and student debt, as well as stirring, satirical piece by Sarah Laszloffy and the Montana GOP Young Guns. It’s funny stuff!

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an 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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Ms. Laszloffy says there are liberal Republicans. On a relative scale within the Kingdom of Republicans that may be correct. But within the Kingdom of Politics, there are no liberal Republicans, and there really aren’t any moderate Republicans. There are only conservative Republicans and tea party Republicans.

There are Democrats who desperately want to believe in the myth of moderate Republicans, but that’s a different subject.

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I hate to call it whining but I’m having a hard time coming up with another word. Ms. Laszloffy’s guest column mirrors that of House Speaker Austin Knudsen’s column that showed up about two weeks earlier: http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/ends-do-not-justify-means-on-rules-votes/article_c7bd772c-9886-5ea3-ad3c-f90d8b920e15.html They didn’t get their way and are blaming it on “rule maneuvering,” particularly when it comes to the Medicaid expansion bill. It seems incomprehensible to them that the legislature used existing rules to pass expanded Medicaid and other bills. They be crying over spilled milk. I also have to agree with Mr. Conner, above: “liberal Republicans?” That’s sort of like George Ochenski’s use… Read more »

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It’s a war I tell ya! You librul fascists are waging WAR against the inbreds! And they don’t like it one little bit!
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/04/obama-mocks-michele-bachmann-for-blaming-apocalypse-on-him-and-conservatives-are-furious/
Now, can we please find some common ground with these good xtian inbreds? Anyone? Anyone?

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I call it death by hero! This hero shit is bizarre. Now, here in GF, we have, get this, are you ready, “police week”! And of course, and endless stream of stories about the deputy who got himself killed while putting stop strips in the road. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? It doesn’t. Something else happened and we aren’t being told exactly what. Stories that I’ve heard are that another cop actually ran Dunn over. And really, that makes more sense than anything we heard so far. But if you’re TO DAMNED weeniefied to disarm a five foot pregnant woman with… Read more »

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What a bunch of freakin’ HORSE sh*t! I happened to go by their little ceremony, and the ONLY ones I saw there were some retart cops and the press! Come ON, people! There’s a friggin’ REASON that we have funerals! It’s called closure! But not at the GF Spitoon and the Keystone Cop Shop here in GF. They have to trot out every cop who ever got himself killed…..ENDLESSLY now! Give it a freakin’ rest, morons! I personally attended the funerals of two cops I knew who got killed, both outstanding men. But for god’s SAKE I can’t mourn them… Read more »

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Wow! Just wow! Even MORE hard hitting bullsh*t, OOPS!, I mean news from the GF Spitoon. Does the Spitoon really ever stop and think just who really CARES and gives two shits about this bullshit? What a joke newspaper. Why can’t they allow the dead to RIP ferchrissakes?! What does it benefit them to keep digging the dead dudes up to proclaim them as “heroes”? SOME dudes get them SELVES killed through dumbazz actions. It appears that Dunn did this. Somehow, the dude got his ass killed doing something that NEVER gets a guy killed. But sigh, now he’s a… Read more »

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When idiots bring you the news! I can see Ecke addressing his morons. “Boys, it’s a slow news day, so get out there and dig some up! Dig up some REAL news for our readers! Dig up Dunn again if you have to, but dammit, we need news! And for good measure, throw in cops from all around the country that no one knows or cares about. Oh, and be sure to mention their wives and kids too. And blacks? Show how cops love little ungrateful black kids who give’em the finger. For remember, it’s NEVER a slow news day… Read more »

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I offer up exhibit A. But be advised, this is a moron alert! This is NOT for the faint of heart or half way intelligent folks!

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/opinion/2015/05/14/lives-matter-national-police-week-sends-message/27311311/

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P.S. to my BS. My Native American pals call these morons who endlessly write about how sad they are that some cop got his ass killed “professional mourners”. And they’re right! There really do exist among us folks who are professional mourners, like the dinks at the GF Spitoon. NOTHING gets their journalistic jingoistice juices flowing like a cop who got his ass killed! Makes not matter that we STILL haven’t had any facts on the case, but a dead cop is live print! It USED to be said in the bizz that if it bleeds it leads. But now,… Read more »

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And by GOD if they didn’t do it again! Or as Brittney Spears would say, OOPS, I did it again! Even MORE hard hitting news from Montana’s premiere jr. high newspaper! They get a topic, they RUN with it! Forever! Endlessly! You see, for a while we had the oldest man in the world living in here in GF. We were treated to stories about this interesting man maybe two, three times a week for YEARS until the guy finally passed. And then, we had follow up stories for another couple of years. Eventually, the dead guy lost traction. But… Read more »

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HAPPY POLICE WEEK, Great Falls! Same thing happens here. I can remember a number of incidents in which the cops shot guys in the back who were running away! Oh, and the beatings? Common place, common practice! But by GOD and thunder mayor stumpy winters thinks our “heroes” can do no wrong! And so does the GF Spitoon! I think we should have at least THREE OR FOUR police weeks annually! They could trot out their tanks for a nice military parade!

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/breaking-grand-jury-indicts-baltimore-cops-for-assault-and-manslaughter-against-freddie-gray/comments/#disqus

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Yet a NOTHER hard hitting editorial from the GF Spitoon about their “heroes”! Hmm. Let’s see. If my calculations are correct, with the number of employees the Spitoon has, they should be able to print heartfelt testimonials about the heroes for about some FIVE YEARS!…….they’re beginning to look a wee bit simple minded down there along the river! If it wasn’t for the thin blue flame line and the military, there would be NO news at’all in the Falls! Oh, and wait. Church news! Now we are treated to church news! Like some old reruns of SNL, we get treated… Read more »

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The ONLY proper use if the stars and bars. As more and more inbreds from down south move up here to flood our welfare rolls, I thought that THIS roll might be more appropriate for them!
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