10) You found out about Johnny Cash from “Walk the Line”
9) You put in a “man-sized” dip, then promptly throw up
8) You have a “dinner plate” sized belt buckle, that you bought at the GAP
7) You wear cowboy boots...and you're a Senator from Virginia
6) You go to a bar and order a Zima Ditch
5) Your bolo tie doesn’t match your Abercrombie Jeans
4) Your best 8 second ride occurred when you were 14
3) You speak with a “Texas twang” despite going to Andover, Yale, and Harvard
2) You call what you are wearing an outfit
1) You’ve worked in stockyards all your life, except the brief stint working for a guy named Jack
Shot: "We will lower the cost of attending college if (Republicans) are returned to majorities in the next Legislature," Stapleton said. "We've done our homework, we know that we can live within our means and do it."
Chaser:"Which taxes does (Mr. Stapleton) plan to raise?" Schweitzer said. "He should know that I will veto his tax increase. If the Republicans try to raise taxes, I'll veto it."
The whole story.
In case you missed it, the Billings Gazette today comments on Burns’ election year conversion over protecting the Rocky Mtn. Front. The piece makes you want to hurl as Lee-owned opinion page editors fall all over themselves to praise Burns (probably because it’s been so long since they’ve had anything positive to say about him).
But what’s just as (maybe even more) interesting are the little jabs at Dennis Rehberg sprinkled in throughout the piece.
"Yet Rep. Denny Rehberg this week contended that the Front could be needed to solve America's energy problems and that if there is energy worth developing in the Front that it can be developed in an environmentally responsible manner." more ass-kickin'
Over 200 people and a donkey-- yeah, a real donkey-- came to eat, hang out in the sun and celebrate a new era in Montana with Jon Tester and the Big Sky Democrats last Sunday in Whitefish. As Jon and Conrad Burns exited the debate, our crowd of enthusiastic folks cheered "Tester Time" to kick off the late-morning tailgate. Conrad snuck away as Jon and the rest of us snacked on great food from our local organic farmers and played in the sun.
Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make it an awesome day.
The 4th of July holiday is, of course, a great time to be with friends and family and drink beer as brats sizzle while you wait for a fireworks show that’s sure to drive the neighborhood dogs insane. It’s a summer holiday that is to be treasured for sure. But let us not forget the real reason for this day off of work: It commemorates probably the most significant act in the history of this great country.
July 4, 1776, was the day that 56 brave patriots said enough is enough. It was the day they told the tyrannical King of England to go jump in a lake. They declared our independence and established the U.S. as a sovereign nation. more
For several years now, thoughtful conservationists, sportsmen and women, and others have been trying in earnest to set aside Montana’s famed Rocky Mountain Front from gas and oil development. They’ve had Montana’s senior senator in their corner from the beginning, but it’s the other, Republican, senator that now has people scratching their heads.
On Tuesday, Burns slipped a provision into the Interior Department spending bill that could, conceivably, protect the Front from future exploits. (Although it does nothing to protect it from permits that already exist on fed land on the Front). more
For a long time now, we've heard denial after denial from our junior Montana Senator, assuring us all in that drawn-out, sweet-tea-sippin' Missouri accent that votes he cast against...then for....(or was it the other way around) the Marianas island trade agreement and the Michigan Saginaw Chippewa gaming go-ahead and...well, who knows how many others...were completely on the up and up. "Pay no attention to the campaign donations behind the curtain!" as they shooed us away and poo pooed any and all eyebrow-raising when more and more details came to light that made us scratch our heads just a little bit about why - I mean WHY ON EARTH - would Conrad Burns DO some of this stuff?
Come join the Big Sky Democrats for a post- debate 'Tailgate for Tester!'
Who: Jon Tester, our local candidates, and other enthusiastic Democrats. That means you!
What: Come meet Jon Tester and hang out...we'll have Montana Coffee Traders coffee, watermelon and pastries. It's going to be a beautiful day, so bring your frisbees, volleyballs, and even more munchies if you like.
Where: Grouse Mountain Park, just across from the Grouse Mountain Lodge,
2 Fairway Drive, Whitefish.
When: This Sunday, June 25, from 10 A.M. (post-debate) to 1 P.M.
We'll see you there! Bring your family and friends to a celebration that will help kick off our efforts to WIN the fall election.
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I can’t seem to get that song out of my head. The rockabilly down-home sounds of Tester Time!
Left in the West has the slide show from Friday’s Path to Victory Tour, which was a whirlwind rally tour that hit 4 cities in one day. Large crowds (390 in Billings) greeted Jon, Max Baucus, Brian Schweitzer, Monica Lindeen, and John Morrison, who by the way is a giant in my book for standing with his Party after a hard-fought primary race. And big props to everyone who helped put those events on. That kind of road show doesn’t run itself. more
Mark your calendars! The Big Sky Democrats are going to raise a roof in Missoula on Saturday, August 19th by helping with a Habitat for Humanity house building project.
We will spend the day pounding nails for a Missoula family in need. Any and all volunteers are welcome to help us with this community service project.
A party of great proportions will be planned for that evening so mark your calendars and come to Missoula on that day.
More details to follow...