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ICYMI: Montana Politics Reads for 08 February 2015

Enjoy this week’s look at the Montana blogosphere!

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a 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. Take a look, a GOOD look at this person, for she is the face of the new Pubbie/Teatard party in Montana. They say you get the face you deserve. Well, she’s living proof! Bitter, angry, ANGRY outta stater sent her by Cracker Jaysus to STEAL anything left for the Big Kockh brothers! And there’s really not much left to steal except our public lands. But you see, anything held in common for the common good is communisn, and hence, evil! And these self-appointed vile outta staters are comin’ in for the kill! Seriously, check out the pic.

  • Dangnabbit! Seems that there just ain’t no money in pandering any more! And that really sucks. Panderin’ Randy “pee cup” Panucci is mad as hell! He’s worth more than that! I mean, what IS a good panderer worth now days? So, I ask all my fellow fundiwackmentalists to TAKE up a collection so we can give Panderin’ Randy Pee Cup a nice brown paper bag of money to do the Lord’s work! This letter was in the GF Spitoon this a.m. And it’s a good one!

    He won’t respond

    ” Rep. Randy Pinocci, R-Sun River, is a rare breed in my experience — a Montana legislator who snubs his district’s voters. Granted, it’s a busy time in the state Capitol, but lawmakers are always busy during a legislative session; that’s what we pay them to be.
    PuhhhhhRAZE Vitory! And pray for Panderin’ Randy Pee Cup to keep the wacky Jaysus peein’ in a cup bills comin’!

    Maybe Pinocci hasn’t responded to my repeated inquiries about a particular bill he supported because he thinks he doesn’t make enough money to respond. Before taking office, he told the website, “This HD 19 job pays only about $3,300 a year, and I spent over $7,000 to put just my signs up … I have been asked to attend over 100 meeting(s) in the last 60 days alone with no pay at all … The pay is a joke …”

    Maybe now that he’s in the House, Pinocci doesn’t want to communicate on the record with some constituents. Maybe he simply can’t explain why he votes the way he does. As an HD 19 resident, I can only speculate about my representative.”

    — Linda Metzger, Great Falls

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