Tag Archives: Montana

Man Confronts Tucker Carlson In Montana Sports Shop: “You Are The Worst Human Being Known To Mankind”

The Huffington Post reports: When a local fly fishing guide spotted noted vaccine skeptic Tucker Carlson at a sporting goods store in Livingston, Montana, he did not waste time. “You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that,” Dan Bailey can be heard telling the Fox News host in a video posted to his …

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Montana Man Faces Life On Hate Crime Charge After Shooting Into Home To “Get Rid Of Lesbians And Gays”

Via press release from the Justice Department: A federal grand jury in Billings, Montana, returned an indictment on May 20 charging a Montana man with hate crime and firearm violations for allegedly firing a gun into an individual’s house and threatening the individual with violent, homophobic slurs. According to court documents, John Russell Howald, 44, of Basin, is charged with …

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Native Americans Group Sues MT Over Voting Rights

The New York Times reports: The American Civil Liberties Union and the Native American Rights Fund filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging two new election laws in Montana as unconstitutional infringements on Native Americans’ right to vote. Montana legislators enacted the laws — H.B. 176, which eliminated same-day voter registration, and H.B. 530, which restricted ballot collection — this spring, …

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MT Gov Signs Bill Banning Trans Students From Sports

The Guardian reports: Montana’s governor has signed a bill that bans transgender athletes from competing on school and university sports teams that correspond with their gender. Greg Gianforte’s signing on Friday makes Montana the latest Republican-controlled state to approve such legislation. Conservative lawmakers in state capitols across the US have proposed more than 80 laws this year targeting trans people, …

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Disgraced Former Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Files To Run For Montana’s Coming New US House Seat

The Hill reports: Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to seek a new term in Congress, six years after leaving office to join the Trump administration. Zinke, 59, a Republican, won two elections to represent Montana’s lone congressional district, in 2014 and 2016. Zinke’s filing indicates he plans to run for Montana’s 2nd …

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Montana Gov Signs Bill Overriding Federal Gun Bans

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday signed a bill that prohibits state and local law enforcement in Montana from enforcing federal bans on firearms, ammunition and magazines. Supporters of the law have said it would protect the Second Amendment from stiffer gun control laws that could come from federal legislation or executive orders by President Joe Biden …

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Tony Perkins Celebrates Montana’s New Anti-LGBT Law

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: If Republicans want the Left to leave them alone, Governor Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) has a pretty foolproof plan: Don’t back down. The Big Sky leader has been signing so many good bills lately that his hand must be tired! And he’s done it despite the bullies who’ve come knocking! When it comes …

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Montana Gov Signs Anti-LGBT “Religious Freedom” Bill

The Montana Standard reports: Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, bolstering religious beliefs as a claim or defense in court. Democrats and other opponents have decried the new law, arguing it would empower people to freely discriminate against LGBTQ people with beliefs that they are immune in the courts. Democratic lawmakers in both chambers …

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GOP Montana Gov Is Sick With COVID, Mild Symptoms

Billings’s CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Greg Gianforte tested positive for COVID-19 Monday. The governor exhibited mild symptoms Sunday and took the test Monday out of an abundance of caution, according to his office. Following his doctor’s instructions and public health guidance, the governor is isolating for 10 days. Gianforte, 59, received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on …

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Montana Close To Legalizing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Associated Press reports: The Montana House has endorsed a bill that would allow people to challenge government regulations that interfere with their religious beliefs. The approval came Wednesday after lawmakers rejected an amendment that would have made it clear the law couldn’t be used to justify discrimination. Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the government would have to prove …

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GOP Senator Pines For Days Of Made-In-USA Meth

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) sounded a bit too nostalgic Friday for the days when drug users bought his state’s “homegrown” methamphetamine, before the Mexican cartels moved in. He claimed the meth trafficking was due to illegal immigration. Not everyone on the trip seemed to be buying it. Fellow Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was smiling through much …

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GOP Montana Governor Illegally Kills “Collared Wolf”

Boise Public Radio reports: Montana’s newly elected Republican governor violated state hunting regulations when he trapped and shot a collared wolf near Yellowstone National Park in February, according to documents obtained by the Mountain West News Bureau. Gov. Greg Gianforte killed the adult black wolf known as “1155” roughly ten miles north of the park’s boundary in Park County. Montana …

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Montana Church Recruits Militia To Stop “Mask Fascism”

Montana’s Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church is reportedly circulating flyers promoting a group calling itself “Tactical Civics.” From their website: This republic of sovereign States, founded in the Name of Jesus Christ and blessed for centuries, is now under Communist occupation by D.C., Beijing, and many state palaces. The massive fraud in the 2020 election, combined with the criminal COVID-19 …

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FBI Nabs Riot Suspect Thanks To His Company Hat

Law & Crime reports: Federal authorities say they identified a Montana man as one of the people who took part in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol after multiple videos showed him inside the Capitol Complex wearing a hat bearing the name of the firearms training school that he started in 2018. As a result, Andrew Cavanaugh, the …

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MT Gov: Biden “Degrades Himself” By Name-Calling

Fox News reports: Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte said President Biden “degraded” himself, following comments he made comparing red-state governors to Neanderthal’s. Gianforte explained that hospitalizations are down and Montana is “open for business” during an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” asserting that a “one-size fits all” approach to coronavirus mandates “doesn’t make sense” for the needs of every state. “For …

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US Settles With Citizens Detained For Speaking Spanish

The New York Daily News reports: A pair of American women detained by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent after they were overheard speaking in Spanish at a Montana convenience store have reached an undisclosed settlement in their lawsuit against agency, the ACLU announced. Ana Suda and Martha “Mimi” Hernandez were out buying groceries in the city of Havre, …

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Montana Voters Approve Legal Weed Initiatives

Marijuana Moment reports: Montana voters have approved a pair of marijuana legalization initiatives. The main statutory reform measure will establish a legal system of marijuana production and sales for adults in the state, while a separate constitutional amendment will stipulate that only those 21 and older can participate in the market. Opponents of the legalization attempted to quash the proposal …

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MT Gov. Steve Bullock Trails By 3 Pts In US Senate Race

The New York Times reports: Republicans hold a narrow lead up and down the ballot in Montana, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll Friday, as Democrats remain highly competitive in a state President Trump won by 20 points in 2016. Over all, Mr. Trump leads Joe Biden by six points, 49 percent to 43 percent, echoing favorable results …

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GOP Loses Bid To Keep Green Party On Montana Ballot

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports: Another effort to restore Montana Green Party candidates to the general election ballot has been denied, officials said Monday. Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied an emergency request from two candidates and two Green Party voters to restore the candidates to the ballot. Many of the signers who asked to remove their names …

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Trump Campaign Sues Montana Over Mail-In Voting

Reuters reports: Republican President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign sued the Democratic governor of Montana on Wednesday in an attempt to halt an expansion of mail-in voting in the run up to November’s election. The lawsuit comes as Trump frequently alleges – without providing evidence – that voting by mail is riddled with fraud, and as a record number of Americans …

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