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Attention DCer, a group of renegade Montanans is going to host their very own testicle festival in our nation’s capitol!

Montana’s Chief Justice of the state supreme court, Karla Gray, announces she will not seek re-election. Jeff Mangan pays homage to the retiring public servant.

Mike McGrath announces he’s a candidate for Montana’s now vacant Chief Justice seat.

Montana Senate, House adjourn without a state budget. Looks like we’re headed for a special session.

Gazette: “Legislature in tatters following angry tirade at Governor.”

David Sirota boils down the gridlock in Helena to one issue: taxes. Or more specifically, should tax relief go to average Montanans, or big money out-of-state interests?

Meanwhile Republicans may just revive HB 2, strip out some provisions, and vote on that. Thanks for wasting our time.

Nicole is irked that the House Republicans are using 5-year-olds as pawns in their political posturing.

The Notorious Mark T mulls the psychology behind The Obscene Rant and its apologists.

Matt urges us to read John Adams’ piece on Helena lobbyist, Jerome Anderson.

Matthew Koehler on why the Missoulian is misleading its readers on forestry and public lands issues.

Mark T prophesizes on a possible future under the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Let’s face it, Bill Moyers’ PBS show on the failure of the media before the Iraq War was neither long, nor new. Still, he’s got some great interviews with the biggest losers in the media’s pre-Iraq failure, and ties everything together neatly.

Glenn Greenwald calls the documentary a “valuable historical account,” and maintains – quite correctly, IMHO – that not much has changed in the national media since then.

On the other hand, Moyers’ segment scared a lot of journalists. Like Bill O’Reilly. So that’s good.

Mark Knoller defends the White Press Corps from Moyer’s accusation that they rolled over in an March 6, 2003, Presidential press conference. Atrios posts the questions. Knoller = idiot.

In the show, Moyer referred to an Oprah segment on Iraq in 2002, in which she talked with Judith Miller and Kenneth Pollack. Why doesn’t she invite them back and give them the James Frey treatment?

So Moyer succinctly showed what happened to those journalists who played cheerleader for the administration – nothing – but what he didn’t tell you, was what happened to those who spoke out against the Iraq policy.

Jane Hamsher roasts Tim Russert; John Amato, Bill Kristol; and digby trashes all the rich, journalist celebrities with their Nantucket summer homes pretending they’re poor, hard-working middle-class joes.

Jon Stewart: who’s to blame for the Virginia Tech shooter?

About, oh, a day after David Broder trashed Harry Reid and claimed Senate Democrats wanted to oust him as majority leader, the entire Senate Democratic Caucus (yes, including Joe) wrote the Post to unanimously support their leader. So does Broder just make up what he writes?

Ex-rep JD Hayworth (R-AZ) under scrutiny for Abramoff dealings. (Ol’ Connie got a mention in the article, too.)

Shane reviews the first Democratic presidential debate.

Guess who Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is referring to in this quote? “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

Another good government bureaucracy – the Center for Disease Control – getting the Bush treatment.

Condi Rice “not inclined” to respond to Congressional subpoena, which is, well, against the law. Only thing is, it’d be the Attorney General’s responsibility to bring her in.

Jon Stewart on Alberto Gonzalez’ testimony.

Former CIA Director George Tenet slams the administration for misusing his “slam dunk” comment…a couple of years too late.

President Bush “hopes someone is held responsible” for the mishandling of Pat Tillman’s death. Yeah, me too. Thank goodness for Henry Waxman.

The House and Senate vote to fund the troops, and set a timetable for withdrawal.

Coincidentally, the Pentagon announced the capture of a top al Qaeda operative…er…more than a year ago

Tell us the mission.

The Library of Congress gets a blog!

Wired: “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran.”

The New York Times undercuts Nicole’s efforts on behalf of Bozeman architecture.

I love the Internet. Really.


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    http://www.kten.com/Global/story.asp?S=6432805

    Terrorists strike in Austin Texas. Why isn’t this news? Because no one died…yet?

  2. Yeah, I saw that and wanted to write a post about that…




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