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In honor of the ass-kicking. . . .

In honor of the ass-kicking. . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2360: Last night’s election provided the best political news in, well . . . more that a year. So in honor of the Republicans getting their ass kicked last night, I went in search of a happy political photo on my hard drive. This photo, from 2006, shows me with […]

My take away from watching eight nights of convention speeches

My take away from watching eight nights of convention speeches

For as long as I can remember, I haven’t missed a State of the Union Speech, and I haven’t missed a Republican or Democratic nomination acceptance speech. But this year, for the first time, I watched all four nights of the Republican National Convention and all four nights of the Democratic National Convention. For anyone […]

President Obama: Savoring his last six months in office

President Obama: Savoring his last six months in office

Marty’s photo of the day #1862: As I watched President Obama’s speech last night, I couldn’t help thinking: “He’s the Democrat’s Reagan.” The big difference, of course, is that the Republican version of Ronald Reagan’s history is, shall we say, mostly fiction. In fact, we are still dealing with the severe damage done to our […]

Martyman watches the Republican National Convention

Martyman watches the Republican National Convention

Hi! Martyman here. I’m filling in on this blog for Marty Essen, who has taken the night off to be with his wife, Deb. As a patriotic person, Marty believes it’s every citizen’s duty to watch both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. However, his definition of “patriotism” seems to be looser than most, as […]

How could I say no to the Governor?

How could I say no to the Governor?

Marty’s photo of the day #1790: This is the most expensive book I own. Here’s why: several years ago the Ravalli County Democratic Central Committee held a fundraiser. My wife, Deb, contacted former Montana Congressman Pat Williams to see if he could get a signed copy of Hillary Clinton’s It Takes a Village for the […]

Republican-lites: No Money From Me

Republican-lites:  No Money From Me

Grrrrrrr! I find it frustrating trying to support the major Montana Democratic candidates, when so many come off as Republican-lite. This is especially true with the environment. Montana Governor Steve Bullock was highly critical of President Obama when the president stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline. Then, this week, after President Obama took action to reduce […]

I loved the Democratic Debate

I loved the Democratic Debate

I loved the Democratic debate last night. It was such a breath of fresh air to see candidates actually talk about real issues rather than anger-inducing, manufactured issues, like those generated by Republican candidates. Of the minor candidates, Lincoln Chafee would get killed in the general election—so it’s time for him to go. Jim Webb […]

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