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Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Zinke....spends more time in California than Montana.
Daines....born in California.
Giaforte....from California, schooled in Jersey.

Montana values....they all put the 'R' next to their names.

None actually ever represented Montana, just national GOP puppets, GG will be no different. Just rich white men out for fame and fortune.

Montana values!

Montana votes a monumental fuck up into the White House....a rich white man with an 'R' next to his name.

Montana values!

Zenke sells his soul to a monumental fuck up of a presidency and is rewarded with a cabinet position in this chaotic mess.

Montana values!

Daines has never been anything more than a national GOP puppet, but he is a rich white man with an 'R' next to his name.

Montana values!

An arrogant rich white man from California, educated in New Jersey, relocates to Montana twenty one years ago, grabs a reporter by the throat and beats him up for asking a question. Then this rich white man tells us what the "Montana way" is all about....how many millions of his own money has he spent trying to buy the minds of Montana voters? What does he expect to gain in return for all that money he spent? Greedy rich republicans don't get into this business because they have a charitable heart.

What has become "Montana values":

Believe only what the puppet masters of right wing propaganda teach.
Rich white men with the 'R' next to their name can walk on water.
Money dictates the content of the minds of Montana voters.


The puppet masters (rich white men) from out-of-state dictate what "Montana values" are these days, just like the days of the Copper Kings.

Republicans, you're being played for fools! You've completely lost your minds!

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Posted by Joe Bear on 05/29/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Hi Raymond,

I wrote this story. Steve Bullock won Big Horn County last fall with 2,724 votes to Gianforte's 1,497. Quist won Big Horn County with 1,348 votes to Gianforte's 1,183.

Best,
Derek

Posted by Derek Brouwer on 05/28/2017 at 11:54 PM

Re: “A seemingly endless election cycle finally comes to a finish

What a huge disappointment in some of the people of Montana for electing a real gangster from out-of-state... who proved that he hasn't the skill to be a representative of the people with his short temper and lack of vocabulary. The Koch Brothers are going to love the fact that they have a "tough guy" and a dolt running legislation for them and their gangster buddies while they drain the country of all of our assets and leave us devastated by sheer stupidity! Making the Country Great Again by turning back the clock 100 years. Sad Memorial Day in Montana, our boys still coming home in body bags.

Posted by Dennis Petrak 1 on 05/28/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Well hou information is wrong or you are telling the public a lie.
BigHorn county changed from red to blue reprint a retraction.

Posted by Raymond Bradley on 05/28/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “House race takes its most bizarre turn yet with Gianforte’s alleged assault of reporter

If Jacobs had grabbed Gianforte by the neck, body-slammed Greg to the floor, and started punching him, while saying this is the second time you butted in, do you think the Gallitan Sheriff would have charged Jacobs with misdemeanor assault or a felony? I would bet the charge would be a felony.
And, why did Gianforte run away before he could be questioned by the detectives, and reportedly state "...the police could talk with his attorney." When have the police allowed the perpetrator of a crime to run away on any other case.

Posted by Fenwoody on 05/28/2017 at 7:37 PM

Re: “'Midget wrestling' is still a thing, apparently

It's no surprise this event occurred at the Sunrise Saloon. I worked there for one cocktail server shift and almost walked out my first shift. I felt huge pressure to over-serve people. The bartenders kept -almost all of the credit tips I earned on the floor. At the end of the night I was told to tip the bouncers $20, that it was the policy no matter what. Forced tip-out is against the law, and it took me a month to get my paycheck. That establishment is sleazy. As far as 'midget wrestling', if people can make money participating and they enjoy it, go for it. I'm not a fan of exploitation and I won't go watch, but if the participants are fine with it, so am I. I just won't ever set foot in the Sunrise Saloon no matter what.

Bethany Barnett

Posted by Bethany Barnett on 05/28/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

Why is this article necessary? The absurdity of election night was already felt acutely. This is pouring salt into the wound of what your readership already knows about voters in the state of MT. The worst part of this scenario is Gianforte's incredible lying statement following the assault despite witness accounts. He never apologized (or was held accountable) about blatantly lying, victim shaming, and making an enemy of the press. He was such a flawed candidate to begin with. How can this man be trusted to make an OATH. He is not deserving to be a U.S. House Representative. Does his reasoning "I am sick and tired of you" allow me to Body Slam HIM? Because I am sick and tired of him and what he represents and would love to body slam him disarming him of his gun and wallet leaving him to face the consequences of his cowardice.

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Posted by Ichabod on 05/28/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Inside Gianforte’s election night party, or: How Montana Republicans learned to stop worrying and love the ‘body slam’

No one is talking about the other audio that the Gianforte campaign released, in a bizarrely celebratory swipe at supporters and detractors alike- https://s4gband.bandcamp.com/track/everybody-hates-greg-single

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Posted by Rico Mojave on 05/27/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Ever wonder how Ryan Zinke is spending your time?

Let's hope that the thuggish carpetbagger is as ineffective as a U.S. rep as Stinky was.

Posted by alf on 05/27/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “House race takes its most bizarre turn yet with Gianforte’s alleged assault of reporter

With any luck Trump will hire Gianforte to be press secretary and get him to return to where he came. Get the special election going again. Alas, a tyrantosuarus does live amongst us and now represents our great state.

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Posted by Larry Campbell on 05/26/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “House race takes its most bizarre turn yet with Gianforte’s alleged assault of reporter

16--603

Montana election laws apply to congressional delegations. Montana is one of the only states to allow this. The criteria are narrow, but a clever person could make a case for most. Change the charges from simple assault, a demeanor (sp?) to felony assault, and boom..there you go.

(1) Any person holding a public office of the state or any of its political subdivisions, either by election or appointment, is subject to recall from office.

(2) A public officer holding an elective office may be recalled by the qualified electors entitled to vote for the elective officer's successor. A public officer holding an appointive office may be recalled by the qualified electors entitled to vote for the successor or successors of the elective officer or officers who have the authority to appoint a person to that position.

(3) Physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of the oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of a felony offense enumerated in Title 45 are the only grounds for recall. A person may not be recalled for performing a mandatory duty of the office that the person holds or for not performing any act that, if performed, would subject the person to prosecution for official misconduct. History: En. Sec. 2, I.M. No. 73, approved November 2, 1976; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 364, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 59-612; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 398, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 109, Ch. 61, L. 2007.

Montana election laws apply to congressional delegations.

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Posted by Douglas Peterson on 05/26/2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “A conservative group put UM historian Tobin Miller Shearer on 'Professor Watchlist.' To Shearer, the threat sounds awfully familiar.

I am reading "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer. She describes how conservatives have created "think tanks" to propagate the dangerous ideas that lead to these types of "watchlists". It's very frightening to me. I'm encouraged by Mr. Shearer's brave stance. I believe all of us rational people need to work harder to fight the terrifying right-wing, anti-science agenda. Thanks for posting this article. It's a real eye-opener.

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Posted by Ellen Perry on 05/26/2017 at 3:13 AM

Re: “Street Talk: Imagine there's no Trump

The Democrats haven't been this pissed off (because of the Trump win) since the Republicans ended slavery in 1865

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 05/25/2017 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Muddy the waters: Ken Ham, Greg Gianforte, and the creationist assault on science in Montana

Creationism is nothing to do with the biblical Creation belief .... its just phony science.

No Christian should hitch his religion to a pack of lies that pretends to be science.

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Posted by Brett Allen on 05/25/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Ever wonder how Ryan Zinke is spending your time?

Stinke Zinke is doing exactly what he has done since he left his former life with the USN. Photo ops and Kodak moments. He was AWOL as our congressional rep for so long, we just kinda were hoping he'd gone away, being that Trump didn't choose him as a running mate. Big talk, little delivery. Next on his agenda will be to sell off Alaska and the Colorado river (Grand Canyon) native lands to the highest bidder, perhaps China?

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Posted by Whirled Peas on 05/25/2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “House race takes its most bizarre turn yet with Gianforte’s alleged assault of reporter

Carpetbagger, unqualified in every way, and a common thug to boot.

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Posted by alf on 05/25/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Ever wonder how Ryan Zinke is spending your time?

Zinke is almost as big of a hypocrite and scumbag as his boss, Drumpf.

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Posted by alf on 05/25/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “A seemingly endless election cycle finally comes to a finish

I am hoping for an end to the relentless phone calls from the GOP Trump/Zinke/Giantforte! Give me back my peace and quiet!

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Posted by Whirled Peas on 05/25/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “A seemingly endless election cycle finally comes to a finish

The last 3 or 4 paragraphs finally go around to talking about something substantive : Health care.

The reason - obviously - practically no members of either the repuglikan nor dimacrap branch of our one, dominate corporate-controlled party is willing to even consider universal/single payer health care is because they purposefully ignore the fact that they're (theoretically) elected to serve the "real" people's interests, not the interests of corporate "artificial people".

If they'd put the interests of humans ahead of corporations, we'd have had universal single payer health care decades ago.

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Posted by alf on 05/25/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “A seemingly endless election cycle finally comes to a finish

Seems the only candidate who's been lawful and orderly in this race is Mark Wicks.

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Posted by niam on 05/25/2017 at 1:29 PM

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