That is One HELL of a Nervous Tick

by jhwygirl


  1. Starla

    It was REALLY bad that day. You can tell he didn’t want to be in Missoula!

  2. elkamino

    any chance there’s a more complete clip of rehberg’s response? seems like a tragic moment to cut off, because my recollection is that he annoyedly questioned jason weiner’s reference to firefighter safety, then mumbled something about “seeing about that in court.”

    i couldn’t hear it exactly but boy it sure felt in the room as though denny was aware that he was having his version of the conrad burns-hates-the-firefighters moment, and couldn’t move along quick enough.

  3. Kick some ass Gabe.

  4. he’s up to the tops of his tony lama’s in this one.

    and if billings stands firm on this, denny’s political career is on the line. he knows it too.

    i can’t wait for the next chapter of this saga……

  5. jhwygirl

    Dennis is toast. You can NOT win this state w/out Yellowstone county. there is a huge # of registered Dems ther, but if you’ve read the comments over there at the Billings Gazette, even most conservatives are done waghim over this.

    You simply can not go after firefighters (and taxpyers pocketbooks) so blatently. Not in Montana. Damned fool really should have known better.

    Unless they can forget this, all McDonald has to do is sit back & not say a friggin’ word. Default win.

    Hey can pray. He can spend spend spend, but after this, he’s going to be known as the 23rd richest congressional representative who lost because he attacked the wallet of his hometown AND firemen.

  6. Might shave a point or two off his victory, and anyway, even if your guy won, what would we have? Another Democrat? Haven’t we seen over the last four years how much good that does?

    • JC

      You know Mark, sometimes getting rid of a smug, self-absorbed, entitled SOB incumbent is nothing more than that: getting rid of a smug, self-absorbed, entitled SOB incumbent.

      • Big Swede

        You need to add drunken to your description, JC.

      • It is very hard to unseat an incumbent under any circumstances. Ever after all his gaffes, Burns still damn near beat Tester. Not that it mattered, as it turns out. Rehberg has had the boat accident, and now the fireman’s lawsuit, but I really don’t see that being enough to unseat him. He is highly regarded by his base, and it happens that his base is probably 25% of the voters, just guessing. Another 25% will pull the “R” button reflexively, so he should win easily.

        And even if his poll ratings sag, this is the Citizens Untied era, and there will be tons of free advertising done for him. In the end, the one with the most money usually wins, and C/U is a huge factor.

        So I suspect, all things considered, it is a good time in Montana to be working issues. When there is a popular, hot-button, emotional issue, even Rehberg has to respond.

        Take for instance public lands – Burns co-sponsored a bill in the 90’s to privatize federal lands in conjunction with the state turning its lands over too – Tom Keating was part of it. R or D did not matter – he absolutely got slam dunked. Never touched the issue again. Still a third rail after all these years.

        But see now with Tester, who more or less tried the same thing in a lesser dose, it was harder to stop him because Democrats were not behind the effort. That’s why I think we were better off with Burns than Tester, and maybe so too with Rehberg.

        Just sayin’. Did I write all this shit? Sorry. Not much work to do today.

        • Big Swede

          It was the felonies like MN that put Jon over the top, right Mark?

          Oh by the way did you ban me? I commented a couple times with no results.

          • No – I don’t ban. Cannot ban! If you put links in your comment, sometimes the Spam filter gets overactive, even though I have it set to allow three links.

            I would never ban you, my man.

            Don’t know what “MN” means.

            • Big Swede

              Minnesota, as in the Coleman/Franken contest.

            • Oh – I don’t think that contest was rigged in any way. They have a very reliable voting system with paper ballots used for audit purposes. It was close as can be, and so complaints are to be expected. But I’ve seen no skewed exit polls or anything else to convince me that the result, while certainly too close to say for certain was correct, was intentionally fraudulent.

              That would have been Ohio, 2004. But then, had Kerry won, we would have had President … Kerry, and nothing would have changed. I don’t care much about vote fraud anymore.

              • Big Swede

                Missed this I take it.

                The six-month election recount that turned former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

                That’s the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.

                The final recount vote in the race, determined six months after Election Day, showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes — fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted, according to Minnesota Majority’s newly released study, which matched publicly available conviction lists with voting records.

                Furthermore, the report charges that efforts to get state and federal authorities to act on its findings have been “stonewalled.”

              • Lizard

                that’s cute. swede, you’re adorable. i’m sure voting irregularities in florida in 2000 also concern you, considering voting is sort of critical to a healthy democracy.

              • JC

                And I supposethat you think all 341 convicts voted… what democrat? And why wuold you assume so?

                And for every potential illegal dem vote a conservative outfit finds may have happened, how many irregular rep votes could a liberal group find?

                No election is perfect, BS. Didn’t Gore v. Bush teach you anything?

                Spilt milk and all that.

          • Comments released. I have no idea why you were spammed. Let me know when it happens in the future.

        • JC

          “Citizens Untied era”

          What, you become a member of Dylsexics Untied? Maybe you should read theDylsexiaUntied blog every now and then.


  7. if anyone is interested in following a good twitter site dealing with wild fire this is a good one…..

    also, it is interesting to see what this site makes of rehberg’s lawsuit targeting billings firefighters…

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