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Why Eric Cantor Lost

Occam’s Razor –  states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but—in the absence of certainty—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better. The political world … Continue reading

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On Monster Making

I sat down today to write a post about LR-121, a rather disgusting piece of racist legislation passed here in Montana and now being held up in the courts. I got into a “Discussion” about this legislation with Ingemar Johannson … Continue reading

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The Big Tent Joke

Back in the late 70’s, when I first started to vote, the world was a very different place – and so was American Politics. The Republicans were the party of the working man. They were the ones wearing the crew … Continue reading

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The Echo Chambers we live in

It is no secret that we, in America, are currently experiencing the most hyper-partisan political environment we have had in over a century. It is reported in the news (both local and national) and even the news from other countries … Continue reading

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I am a Shooting Enthusiast

I am a shooting enthusiast. That does not mean that I am a “gun nut” or a “2nd Amendmenter” or any other derogatory term you wish to apply to me. I am a shooting enthusiast and it means that I … Continue reading

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It is time to loosen up your underwear, it is effecting your brain

Some days, I love Facebook. I like to see what is happening with my friends, I like the articles I read on the various pages I have liked and I like the cool ideas and information I gather from various … Continue reading

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Election 2012 – Filling out the ballot

This election cycle has been one of lies, misinformation and rancor the likes of which I have never seen in 50 years. The very idea that our politicians can lie to us – knowing that fact checkers will be commenting … Continue reading

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Jumping off the Cliff

In the last couple of weeks, I have been using a phrase on Facebook that many people wanted me to clarify. The simple fact that people are unaware of the financial cliff we are facing is more concerning to me … Continue reading

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The Buffett Rule fails – or did it?

As reported on CNN, the Republicans in the Senate were able to force a 60 vote rule on the vote for the  “Paying a Fair Share Act,” (The so-called Buffett Rule), and because the Democrats were unable to muster the necessary … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Jefferson Dinner

I want to get this down while it is still relatively fresh in my head. These are my impressions of the Candidates I met at the Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Dinner here in Dillon. I want to preface this by saying that I … Continue reading

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