Intelligent Discontent

Archive - November 2010

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Baucus Lays the Smack Down on Rehberg

It’s becoming quite clear that Denny Rehberg, concerned that having named a few post offices might not be enough of a resume for a Senatorial bid, is determined to ride his newfound opposition to earmarks as long a compliant media and...

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Tester’s Looking Good Early

Via Matt Singer, some good news for Senator Tester from Public Policy Polling headed into his re-election campaign: despite the strong Republican trend in Montana, he’s still seen quite favorably by Montana voters: Tester posts a 50-40 job...

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More Truthiness from Dave Lewis

While Republicans cry about Governor Schweitzer bullying them, I think more Democrats need to learn the value of calling them out on their nonsense and lies. Senator Dave Lewis, last week: Lewis said he is considering capping state employees’...

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Liberals and Their Sex Ed Agenda Strike...

Malaysia (well-known land of licentiousness and liberal values) is going to be teaching its students sex ed to reduce unwanted pregnancy: "This course is not to sensationalise sex or promote promiscuity. The classes starting in January...

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Facts in Five: Links

Interested in how the 2012 Senate races look today? Public Policy Polling has the early numbers for 18 races, though unfortunately, Senator Tester isn’t listed. Steve Daines is at it again: breaking the law before announcing his candidacy one...

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Senator Barkus and the Amazing Technicolor...

It’s hard to know what’s most offensive about the plea agreement reached between Senator Greg Barkus and Flathead County Attorney Ed Corrigan—the transparently political decision to delay its announcement until after the election or the...

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Peculiar Timing for a Plea…

It’s hard to imagine that it’s coincidental that Senator Greg Barkus is going to be taking a plea deal six days after the election, isn’t it? Remind me if I ever decide to get plastered and drive a boat into the shore at night...

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Time to Retire from Blogging?

It was certainly an interesting choice to take a vacation from blogging the weeks before the past election. Some of the reason for my absence was what has always been a struggle for me, balancing the demands of an incredibly time-consuming job...