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Saturday Morning Open Thread: Magic Legislation, Montana Alternate Reality Edition

  • Posted on: 19 February 2011
  • By: Open Thread

From Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse of DailyKos comes this incredible tidbit of reality disconnect: Montana Legislator Proposes Bill Declaring Global Warming 'Natural' and 'Beneficial'.

Yes, folks, you read that correctly -- by simply passing a bill, the Montana legislature has solved the global warming "problem" and turned all the scientifically supporting studies into just another pile of worthless paper. Abracadabra! It's magic Montana legislation, not anti-science Republicans!

It's not some cataclysmic case of denial that further undermines our nation, it's the GOP coming to rescue us from the dauntingly dismal effects of unrestrained reality!


...oh, and in other Montana news, "Glacier National Park has lost 83 percent of its glaciers, seasons have shifted, insect outbreaks have devastated forests..."

Good times, good times.

Now we just have to patiently wait for Montana's magic legislators to resolve the national jobs situation, fix the economy and do something about that pesky HCR.

In the meantime, keep doing whatever you're doing -- good or bad, Montana's magic legislators will fix it. And remember, this is an Open Thread.

Monday Morning Open Thread: Montana Foothold Situation, Extremist Lunatic Fringe Edition

  • Posted on: 25 January 2010
  • By: Open Thread

Note: I accidentally tweaked the title with a term I was intending to add to tags, and have re-adjusted back to the original title. Sorry. -- GH

With a hat-tip to Claimsman of DelphiForums for bringing this TPMMuckraker article to our attention, it appears that the lunatic fringe that populates the extreme right is getting even more dangerous:

MT Group Demands Local Leaders Boot Feds, Form Militia, Protect Guns

A group of nearly 200 "extremely concerned citizens" in a small Montana county are demanding that local leaders fill out a "questionnaire" pledging to form a local militia, prohibit mandatory vaccinations, boot the EPA out of town, allow citizens to bear any type of gun, and require federal government employees to get written approval before approaching "any Citizen."

Organized in part by a group called Celebrating Conservatism, which is lead by a woman who quit the state GOP after complaining of "fake" Republicans, the questionnaire was presented this week to the county commissioners and sheriff of Ravalli County, according to the local Republic newspaper.

Wow. Talk about scary-nutz.

What kind of lunacy has popped up in your neck of the woods lately, and is it heavily armed?

This is an Open Thread.

Random Thoughts Sunday - Open Thread

  • Posted on: 4 January 2009
  • By: Roxy

 From the Mailbag ...

Got this photo from an old friend in Montana.  Mother Nature recently dumped inches and inches of the white stuff. When I talked to my Mom on Saturday she was snowed in (the snow was so deep from the night before that she couldn't get her front door open.

Montana Snow

How is winter treating you in your neck of the woods?

Cool Tool!