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  • Montana Sen. Jon Tester's displeasure with tax bill goes viral

    12/04/2017 9:41:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Fox 30 ^ | 12/2/17 | Bob D Angelo
    Sen. Jon Tester’s tweet about the passage of the Tax Reconciliation Act has gone viral, with more than 42,000 retweets, The Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday.... “I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote,” Tester said in the video. “One page literally has hand-scribbled policy changes on it that can’t be read.” “I want you to take a look at this, folks. This is your government at work,” Tester said as he brought the page with the side notations....
  • BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

    12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans were confident that they had the votes needed Friday to pass their tax plan as last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board. Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses. Then, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., committed to supporting the plan, leaving Republican leaders confident that they had the support. On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board. The GOP can...
  • MT: Bear Spray Works; Bear Saved, Hunter Injured

    11/26/2017 5:34:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A hunter who was tracking a wounded elk was attacked by a grizzly. The bear chomped on his hand, then retreated. The hunter had a rifle, but chose to use bear spray instead. He got ready for the bear with the bear spray. The bear came back.The hunter sprayed the bear and himself. The bear retreated. The bear came back. The bear spray was empty. They hunter threw the empty can at the bear.  The bear retreated.Having expended the potential for bear spray defense, the hunter readied his rifle.They bear did not come back. From krtv.com: He put up...
  • Celebrating Islam across North America

    11/14/2017 5:30:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 14, 2017 | Bruce Bawer
    From Mississippi to Ontario, adults and children alike are being fed the most grotesque of lies. It's happening all over North America – including places you might think were too remote to even conceive of such activities. Take Missoula, Montana, where the local newspaper, the Missoula Current, reported last April on a group called Standing Alongside America's Muslims (SALAM), formed a year earlier “to push back against a rising tide of Islamophobia.” The Current report on SALAM, as it happened, appeared two weeks to the day after the deadly suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg, Russia, Metro, by an affiliate...
  • MT: Pheasant Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly with 12 Gauge

    11/14/2017 7:11:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    11 year old Elliot Clark killed this charging grizzly with a shotgun in Alaska in July of 2017.  He used a 12 gauge shotgun. The first shot was ineffective, with bird shot. The second shot was a perfectly placed slug in middle of the nose. The third shot was to the shoulder. It is likely both would have been fatal. There were powder burns on the bears mouth from the third shot. The fourth shot was an insurance shot after the bear was down.In Montana, a few days ago, in early November, 2017, a 60-year-old pheasant hunter shot and...
  • Mike Lee wants Roy Moore to stop using his image on fundraising ads

    11/10/2017 8:49:32 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 120 replies
    Axios ^ | 11/10/2017 | Alexi McCammond
    Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore's team to stop using his image on their campaign fundraising materials, per The Hill. After four women accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct (when they were teenagers), his campaign blasted fundraising ads featuring images of some of the Republican senators who endorsed him — Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul specifically. Why it matters: Multiple Republican senators and lawmakers have said Moore should step down from the Alabama Senate race if the allegations are true, and now some of them (like Lee) are trying to completely remove themselves from his...
  • Sen. Mike Lee pulls Roy Moore endorsement

    11/10/2017 11:01:15 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 87 replies
    One of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's most prominent backers pulled his support Friday evening in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the former state Supreme Court chief justice. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, posted on Twitter that "having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I can no longer endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate."
  • GOP lawmaker: Senate should expel Moore if he wins

    11/10/2017 5:48:39 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 134 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 07:12 PM EST | By John Bowden -
    A GOP lawmaker is calling for the Senate to refuse to swear in Roy Moore (R) if the Alabama Senate candidate defeats Doug Jones (D) in a December special election.
  • Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations

    11/10/2017 4:51:24 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 77 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 06:07 PM EST | By Brandon Carter
    Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Both announced they would no longer endorse Moore for Senate on Friday night.
  • Father Uses .44 Magnum to Shoot Grizzly Bear off Son

    10/31/2017 5:21:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On the morning of 24 September, 2017, David Buckallew, 63, and his son, Rory, 35, were hunting black bear. David was along as an observer. Only Rory carried a rifle, a Remington model 700, semi-customized in the wildcat 6.5mm-06 caliber. Dave carried a Taurus Tracker stainless steel 4 inch .44 magnum in a Montana Holster shoulder rig made by Norm Schertenleib. Rory carried a Glock model 20 in 10mm.The morning was cool with a light frost in low spots at Kalispell, Montana.  There was little wind. Sunrise was at 7:28 local.  Before 9 am, the men had spotted a...
  • University of Montana J-school disinvites speaker due to ‘risk of offending students’

    10/18/2017 8:27:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 18, 2017 | Staff
    A controversial author and professor claims that he has been barred from speaking at a public university because of his conservative views. “I’ve been banned from speaking at [the University] of Montana because I do not share their values of being ‘tolerant’ and ‘welcoming,'” Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina, tweeted early this morning. “A Dean said that.”
  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krop’s characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesn’t match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has “hands-off” forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • Yellowstone Supervolcano May Rumble to Life Faster Than Thought

    10/12/2017 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | By Victoria Jaggard
    A new study of ancient ash suggests that the dormant giant could develop the conditions needed to blow in a span of mere decades. ===================================================================================== Steam rises off the Grand Prismatic Spring, one of the most stunning hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Photograph by Tom Murphy, National Geographic Creative ========================================================================================= If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought. After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at Arizona State University think the supervolcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the...
  • Trump administration: Court can't suspend pipeline decision [Keystone XL]

    10/10/2017 9:06:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2017 6:50 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    Attorneys for the Trump administration said a federal judge has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline as they seek to stop a lawsuit that would block the project. Justice Department attorneys are due in U.S. District Court in Montana on Wednesday to defend the administration’s March approval of the 1,179-mile pipeline — a lightning rod in the debate over what to do about climate change. The TransCanada proposal would transport Canadian crude oil through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with an existing system of lines to carry oil...
  • Feds admit harassing small Butte meat plant, but take no action

    10/01/2017 9:27:03 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 17, 2017 | DAVID McCUMBER
    As a boy growing up in Butte, Bart Riley loved spending time at the family business, Riley Meats, on West Park Street. Young Bart and his siblings would help out cleaning the shop after his father was done cutting meat for the day.
  • Colorado’s electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since haven’t been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the state’s electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply – 62.1 percent – across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...
  • Another Bear Spray Failure: Bow Hunter Mauled – WARNING Graphic Images

    09/14/2017 4:22:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Another case of bear spray failure occurred in Montana on September 4th at about 8 a.m.  A grizzly bear charged through bear spray to get at Tom Sommers.Sommers and his partner Dan were bow hunting for elk when they saw the bear about 30 feet away.  Dan put out a cloud of spray, but the bear charged through it.Sommers was unable to get the safety off his spray can and dropped it as the bear closed with him. He then accessed a pistol, but was unable to shoot before the bear swatted his hand down. As the bear attacked...
  • Heavy snow, significant rain on the way to Montana

    09/14/2017 2:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KRTV ^ | 8/13/17 | Mike Rawlins
    The STORMTracker Weather Team says a major storm system is on track to deliver heavy snow and significant rain to Montana. Cooler air is already spilling south out of Canada and temperatures will get even colder on Thursday and Friday. This storm is expected to be the beginning of the end of fire season across the state.
  • Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says

    09/10/2017 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 8 2017 | Clemence Michallon
    Complete Headline: Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says President Trump's motivated her to 'step up' and 'instill hope' in the trans community Anita Green, 26, will compete as part of the Miss Montana USA pageant on Sunday in Missoula University Of Montana grad made history last year by becoming the first openly transgender person elected as national delegate to a nominating convention She has thought about entering the pageant in the past but decided it was time after Donald Trump was elected president last year 'I wanted to be...
  • Joe Robertson Released from Prison (Elderly Vietnam Convicted for "EPA crimes)(Lost 60 lbs)

    09/07/2017 5:37:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 45 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | 9/7/2017 | Marjorie Haun
    (Free Range Report)-The elderly Vietnam veteran, Joe Robertson, convicted by the Obama Administration for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, has been furloughed from the federal prison facility where has been locked up since September of last year. Following his appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court on Wednesday September 6, Robertson was released into his own custody to enter a halfway house in Butte, Montana, with plans to later be admitted to the Veterans Administation Medical Center in Fort Harrison, Montana...... Mr. Robertson has lost 60lbs while in prison, and is suffering from poor health due to a lack...