Submitted by MontanaMaven on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 1:36pm
I've never supported Obama and my friends know that. They also know I am out of electoral politics and gone independently left libertarian. Last night I tried to stay out of a political discussion at a small get together of friends. But I did say that I thought it was unacceptable when Obama said he "suspected" that his position on SS was similar to Romney's. Although, I added, it was the most truthful thing he said all night. And then added that IMHO, he looked uncomfortable because he had to pretend he had a different economic philosophy than Romney and that was tiring for him.
Then my friend said, "What does it get you to be a purist?"
I said I'd rather drop the subject especially when labels got attached. Read below the fold...
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:43am
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Mon, 01/09/2012 - 7:50pm
Not sure whether you had linked to this story, but Montana's Supreme Court upheld a state ban on corporate money in political campaign; a direct challenge to Citizens United.
We had a whole lot of corruption because of the Anaconda Copper Mine's influence over politics that the citizens of Montana had enough and passed The Corrupt Practices Law of 1912. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 7:51am
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 12:29pm
So you are a little girl in grammar school in 1917. Your name is Christine Shupp. You related to a neighbor here in Montana that as a child you were forced every morning after the pledge of allegiance to the flag to kneel down on the floor and kiss the flag. It is because you were German. And say you are a rancher in Rosebud County, Montana in 1918 and you call WWI “a millionaire’s war”. Whamo, you are dragged off by neighbors to jail. You're in a saloon and call war time food regulations "a big joke" and you are sentenced to from 7 to 20 years. http://www.seditionproject.net/index.html Read below the fold...
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Sun, 10/24/2010 - 7:47pm
Seems that my website "disappeared." Not sure if I'll try to find it or use its demise as a way to start anew, be born again, rise from the ashes, reboot and retoot.
For six years I tried like heck to "be part of the solution" by becoming active in the Democratic Party. I worked on two presidential campaigns, one US.Senate campaign, and one local state representative campaign. I became a County Chair, I was a delegate to the 2004 convention, I attended rallies, and state conventions and state dinners. I had dinner with the governor. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 1:58pm
Baucus has betrayed constituents by ignoring single-payer
The tragedy of Baucus' role in the health care debacle playing out in our wholly owned Congress is that an American citizenry that has been deceived, ignored, impoverished, scorned, fleeced, fired, and flimflammed by its government will have to continue to sweat and bleed to get mediocre health care at astronomical cost, due in large measure to the callous indifference to his own constituents' well-being of "Montana's Senator."
This, presumably, is what Baucus calls a "uniquely American solution". Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 12:50pm
The monies now paid to insurance company executives and shareholders will pay for care, not their lifestyles.
Letters to the editor remain our best way of getting the word out, especially in states like Pennsylvania, Vermont, and California which have strong single payer movements. Read below the fold...
Submitted by mass on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 12:29am
Now I know Governor Schweitzer is the Governor of a very liberal state, Montanans are practically the French, no? And, yet, he manages to very effectively dispel myths of "socialized" medicine, and argues for single payer, in a way that may even appeal to those Hyde Park Blue Dogs.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 08/05/2009 - 4:05pm
July 30 Great Falls Tribune
HELENA — Donors planning to attend Sen. Max Baucus' "Camp Baucus" fundraiser at the posh Big Sky Resort south of Bozeman this weekend will be met by an unfriendly welcoming committee.
On Friday, Baucus kicks off the first of the annual three-day fundraising event, and health care reform activists will be there to greet Baucus' donors as they drive the narrow and windy road to the event. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 07/25/2009 - 7:31pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 07/22/2009 - 7:15am
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is putting on a health summit in Bozeman Aug. 9 and 10, his office announced Monday.
The summit will be free and will feature world-class experts and top foundation and business leaders discussing ways to improve health and promote wellness in small communities across the state. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 07/21/2009 - 11:54pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 07/21/2009 - 12:07am
Baucus ‘spinning’ health care
As a former lifelong Republican I voted for Obama because he promised to take power from lobbyists and restore it to the American public, especially in areas of health care, energy and education reform. These areas need drastic changes, and thus far his personal efforts to promote such change has been pathetic. ... Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 4:39pm
Democratic chairman backs single-payer health care
HELENA — The head of the Montana Democratic Party, also a candidate for Congress, is coming out in favor of universal health coverage at a time when the issue is becoming increasingly difficult for senior Montana U.S. Sen. Max Baucus.
Dennis McDonald, who hopes to topple U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg in 2010, said the current proposals in Washington, D.C., are far too complicated. Read below the fold...