Month: May 2014

Montana GOP US Congress Debate

[youtube id=”7uiI0ffdG_k”] Be sure to vote on Tuesday, June 3. Thanks to Jim White of North West Liberty News and Americans for Prosperity, we can watch the debate replay. When you comment on the debate, please record the time when it happened so others can move the replay to that part of the debate. The debate showed important differences in the candidates. …

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Why I just dropped my endorsement of Derek Skees for Public Service Commission

by Ed Berry Below are 3 public emails sent to a Montana tea party group. The first (#1 at the bottom) is my email to the group where I state my reasons that supporters of Matt Rosendale would do better to vote for Corey Stapleton rather than for Matt Rosendale, if they wish to nominate a candidate more conservative …

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“Responsible Republicans”: Government-Minded, Liberty-Blinded

by Roger Koopman Talk to any Democratic politician about 10 different issues.  Then count how many times they will propose a governmental solution to the problem, versus how many times they express the belief that people, left alone and free, will come up with better solutions than the “programs” devised by meddling politicians. The final …

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Let’s analyze Matt Rosendale’s answers

by Dr. Ed Berry Matt Rosendale responded to Roger Koopman’s request for answers about Matt’s votes on 20 liberal bills with a personal meeting. Here’s the result of Matt’s meeting with Roger. First, we strike HB 186 in 2011 where TAB was wrong and Matt voted NO. Then, here’s how Matt explained his YES votes on …

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California drains reservoirs, stiffs agriculture, to “save fish”

by Tom McClintock (R) California US Congressman, Wall Street Journal One of the worst droughts in California’s history has devastated more than a half-million acres of the most fertile farmland in America. In communities like Sacramento, “water police” go from door to door to enforce conservation measures. There’s even a mobile “app” to report neighbors to …

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California Drought brings Water Cops

by Matt Petronzio, Mashable As of Thursday, 100% of California is now in “severe drought” or worse, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The state has had its driest start to the year ever recorded, and 2013 was its driest calendar year. Scientists say southern California shouldn’t expect significant rain until October or November, and record heat …

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Mega-Rich are buying your Water

by Jo-Shing Yang, Global Research This article was first published on December 21, 2012 A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace. Familiar mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman …

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Matt Rosendale answers Roger Koopman’s questions

by Roger Koopman, Montana Conservative Alliance  As you know, about a week ago I sent Matt Rosendale a memorandum in which I listed 20 examples of votes he had cast that — according to Montana Conservatives — generally advanced big government and the liberal agenda. This resulted in a surprisingly luke-warm TAB score of 54% …

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Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting

by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood. Carl Sagan was many things — a cosmic sage,voracious reader, hopeless romantic, andbrilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and common sense, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and openness. In …

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The Liberty and Energy connection

by Marita Noon Following my appearance on the Daily Show, I’ve received emails and phone calls from people who don’t agree with my views about energy and the advantages America’s energy abundance provides—benefits that drive both progress and prosperity. Some of the emails can’t be read in polite company, but one that can asked: “Please …

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Matt Rosendale and The Truth About Shooting Drones

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League Matt Rosendale (R), candidate for United States House of Representatives, quickly created a public image as a Tea Party conservative when he broadcasted a commercial where he shoots down a “government drone.” Looking at Rosendale’s state legislative record, however, evidence reveals that Rosendale really does not believe in “shooting …

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Will the real Matt Rosendale please stand up?

TO: Matt Rosendale FR: Roger Koopman, Montana Conservative Alliance RE: voting record questions DATE: May 17, 2014 As you know, Matt, there are many of us who want to believe that you are a verifiably sound and solid conservative — someone who will consistently cast a constitutional, less government vote in the US Congress. We …

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Revolutionists, Not Constitutionalists

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League I am convinced that most advocates of state nullification who oppose Article V (hereinafter referred to as “nullification purists”) are effectively revolutionists, not constitutionalists. An article that demonstrates my point is entitled Tool for Liberty: Nullifying for the Sake of Nullification, which was written by Tate Fegley and posted …

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Ecofreaks bastardize science, policy, and education

by Marita Noon Over a three-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data shows American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in environmental groups’ legal fees—and the actual number could be much higher. The real motivation behind the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, perhaps, could have more to do with vengeance and penance …

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Montana Conservative Alliance Endorsements

I disagree with Roger and Scott’s methods and conclusions but post this for the record. – Ed by Roger Koopman and Scott Orr The following legislative candidates have been vetted by the MCA board – primarily through their responses to our “Principles Questionnaire” – and have been identified, to the best of our ability, as …

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Environmental Extremism damages America

by William Perry Pendley, President, Mountain States Legal Foundation The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 23, 2014, at a Hillsdale College event in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For many or maybe even most Americans, reports that a rancher in Clark County, Nevada, was at odds with federal land bureaucrats, that scores of …

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Solar Industry uses your tax dollars to deceive you

by Marita Noon The Spain-based company, Abengoa Solar, claims to be “a global leader in solar thermal energy.” Its website boasts: “Abengoa Solar is the largest solar plant operator worldwide.” Abengoa went public in October 2013, and since, its stock price has doubled. With the support the White House gives to solar energy and the …

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Expose the Hypocrisy of the Rich Ecofreaks

by Marita Noon In a little “frontier” community in northern New Mexico, a national property rights battle is playing out with huge national implications and almost no one knows it is taking place. The outcome of two lawsuits that are pending against Mora County and its Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance have the …

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