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How do you see this photo?

How do you see this photo?

Marty’s photo of the day #2709: Today is going to be a day of celebration. We can finally resist Trump with real teeth! At the same time, the election was bittersweet, with key races across the country going to the Republicans. Here in Montana, Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte has defeated Kathleen Williams for the […]

The woman who will defeat the Body Slammer

The woman who will defeat the Body Slammer

This is me with Montana’s Democratic candidate for Congress, Kathleen Williams. For those of you who don’t know, Montana only gets one congress person, so winning the congressional race here is a big deal. You may remember two weeks ago, Donald Trump made international news when he praised Republican congressman Greg Gianforte for criminally body […]

The biggest Democrats in Montana

The biggest Democrats in Montana

Here they are, the three biggest Democrats in Montana at this moment: Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams, Governor Steve Bullock, and Senator Jon Tester. At this moment Kathleen Williams is tied in the polls with the infamous Republican congressman Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte, and Jon Tester is up three points over Matt “Little Trump” Rosendale. […]

Trump’s Tester vendetta

Trump’s Tester vendetta

Donald Trump’s vendetta to defeat Senator Jon Tester continues today. This will be Trump’s fourth Montana visit (in addition to him sending Mike Pence here three times and Donald Trump Jr. more times than can be counted). Because of his desperation for revenge and to show he can influence Montanans, Trump gets more and more […]

Guest post from the Republican Jesus

Guest post from the Republican Jesus

Marty’s photo of the day #2391: Because of my frequent liberal posts, I have agreed to be fair to the other side and let the Republican Jesus have today’s post: “Hello Alabamans! Republican Jesus here. Thirteen months ago people just like you helped elect Donald Trump, a man who bragged about grabbing pussy without permission […]

Christian Values Voters

Christian Values Voters

Within a 13 month period, Christian Values Voters will have voted overwhelmingly to elect Donald “The Pussy Grabber” Trump to the presidency, Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte to the House of Representatives, and Roy “The Child Molester” Moore to the Senate. I never doubted that those voters had values, but isn’t it nice that they’ve […]

What Greg Gianforte meant by “full responsibility”

What Greg Gianforte meant by “full responsibility”

Republican Congressman-elect Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte (first breath): “I take full responsibility for my actions.” Republican Congressman-elect Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte (next breath): “As long as I don’t have to pose for a mug shot. That isn’t included in my responsibility. Mug shots are only for commoners. I’m a rich multimillionaire. People like […]

Sympathy for the Republican

Sympathy for the Republican

As of today, Republicans have rescinded the longstanding policy of allowing the media to ask questions of coming and going senators in hallways at the Capitol. Now reporters must get permission from the Senate Rules Committee before asking a question. I could go on a rant about how this is just one more step toward […]

No, I cannot find common ground with repugnant people

No, I cannot find common ground with repugnant people

The other day a conservative Democrat passionately criticized me because of my snarky treatment of Republicans. Instead, he said, I would be more effective if I tried to find “common ground” with them. I thought about it—for about a second—and rejected the idea. Montana’s special election is a good example of why I reject such […]

Montana embarrasses me

Montana embarrasses me

So Republican Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte won the special congressional election over Democrat Rob Quist in Montana. How embarrassing for the state I live in. Even though I have lived in Montana for 20 years, I’ve never quite been able to bring myself to call Montana my home state. I moved here because of […]

Republican cult behavior

Republican cult behavior

When my wife, Deb, ran for the Montana State Senate several years ago, I did exit polling to get a feel for whether or not she would win. It was a rainy day, so it was easy to bundle up and make sure no one would recognize me. When I counted just the people who […]

Greg Gianforte’s body slamming increased the Republican vote

Greg Gianforte’s body slamming increased the Republican vote

Did Republican Greg Gianforte’s body slamming, punching, and choking a liberal reporter actually help his standing with Montana Republicans? I say yes, and here’s my proof: I live in Ravalli County, and on the front page of today’s Ravalli Republic is a story about how the last-minute voter turnout was much higher than expected due […]

Montana . . . how could you?

Montana . . . how could you?

Marty’s photo of the day #2197: Last night I dreamed that whip scorpions were attacking me. That was okay, I’ve had worse dreams. Then I woke up and realized that I live in a country that elected Donald “The Pussy Grabber” Trump, and in a state that elected Greg “The Body Slammer” Gianforte. Now that […]

No matter the vote count, the Republicans lose tonight’s election

No matter the vote count, the Republicans lose tonight’s election

Today, without a doubt, Montana has its most watched election in history. And since Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte chose to body slam, choke, and punch a reporter from the Guardian, a British newspaper, the election is now even huge international news. When I posted on this last night, I was surprise by how many […]

Greg Gianforte is a sadistic humanoid

Greg Gianforte is a sadistic humanoid

Marty’s photo of the day #2065: Upon seeing this photo, a normal human being will likely say something like, “Awwww look at that cute ground squirrel!” But if you are Montana’s Republican candidate for US Congress, Greg Gianforte, you would say: “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?” […]

Watch out Martyman

Watch out Martyman

Marty’s photo of the day #2063: Watch out Martyman! Here’s what Montana’s Republican candidate for Congress, Greg Gianforte, said before going out to shoot massive numbers of prairie dogs with Donald Trump Jr.: “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?” When the Republican Jesus heard that, he thought, […]

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