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Comment Archives: stories: News: Indy Blog

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

Lost in all this insanity is that he was endorsed by the Missoulian. Time to be done with that out of state rag as well.

Posted by kory on 05/30/2017 at 6:59 AM

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: “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.

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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: “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: “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: “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: “Good theater and the meaning of life in Between the Lines' production of Stupid Fucking Bird

I absolutely loved this production. The casting was perfect. I could hear; I could see; I could laugh; I could cry. I could relate. The time flew.
Congratulations tonMason Wagner for risking & making this year's series happen. All the seats were full so he is tapping into audience who wants more new work. Keep it coming Mason!!

Posted by Sandy Sheppard on 05/20/2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “UM buyouts a 'win-win-win?' Not so fast.

A lot of these faculty can't retire because it'd drive their cost of insurance up. It's why so many professors 'retire' and then come back a semester later to work part-time. It saves them hundreds if not a thousand dollars or more a month in insurance premiums. Then it's just waiting to hit 65 and Medicare age.

So...how's that going to be addressed?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/26/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

What a shame the paper sold out,just goes to show what we all know,money rules everything.How sad.

Posted by old al on 04/23/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

That pisses me off ! Sold down the river. If that isn't confirmation that worship of money is the religion of this damn country now, nothing is. Nothing is sacred anymore, money rules EVERYTHING in this country now.

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Posted by alf on 04/18/2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

If charges get filed, some folks might be "inde" thick of it.

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Posted by David Fadness on 04/17/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

It wasn't vandalized, just repainted in expressive new colors ;-}

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Posted by Bye Bye Independent on 04/17/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

Free thinking? Yeah if you're living in a "progressive" bubble.

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Posted by stalemate on 04/17/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “So, about that sale...

It will take awhile but when you look at the other purchases; the Adit in Helena, Mini-Nickel in Bozeman, the Thrifty Nickel in Billings, etc. They all become part of the daily newspaper eventually. First the right-sizing, then the "great cross-selling opportunities", then "why not save money by moving in to the Missoulian" then, "Why do we have duplicate management?", then "Wow, the numbers are really looking bad, we should deliver the Indy in the Missoulian to save money", then it fades away. The really sad thing is that Matt and Lynne were given a plan to fix things in short order but thought it might cause too much stress. Matt is about to understand stress.

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Posted by Ben There on 04/17/2017 at 1:20 AM

Re: “So, about that sale...

When they asked if I wanted to come down and build the platform for me and my friends to hang from, I was lall, like, no thanks dude man but I'm good.

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Posted by Jimmy toes on 04/15/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “So, about that sale...

Well, looks like my support and ad dollars will be moving to the Missoula Current, apparently one of the last independent news sources in MT.

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Posted by Underwhelmed on 04/14/2017 at 8:09 AM

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