There is a great opinion piece in the Missoula Independent today….
We know there is honor among thieves. This is a challenge to see if there is honor among judges. The embarrassing district judge Todd Baugh remains seated and despite the wrath of the public, his ability to preside over further cases continues and his conduct has been mostly met with silence from our courts. Despite a massive judicial blunder which is costing the state of Montana millions he continues to draw a salary of $117,600.00 from taxpayers. His conduct regarding the rape case of a 14 year old girl who subsequently committed suicide has been reprehensible. his legal knowledge regarding rape sentencing guidelines has been shown to be so lacking that he should be immediately removed from the bench before he can cause more mayhem and a judicial panel should be convened to conduct an investigation into his competence.
Judge Baugh’s breathtaking ignorance and colossal insensitivity toward the victim on his bench has attracted national coverage and his continued employment continues to heap humiliation on the state of Montana. Waiting will only supporate this wound further and reflect poorly on the judicial branch of this state. If honor still resides in our courts and if serving the law means anything to our court system, Judge Baugh’s removal should be the highest priority of all 45 district judges of Montana.
If there is indeed honor among judges, we shouldn’t need to spend another minute on this. I am thinking that one of Judge Baugh’s peers could simply take him for a long walk and suggest he resign and save Montana further embarrassment.
This guy is a Bushwhacker
dark money in Montana has angered me by targeting someone i like. Llew Jones is a life long Republican who has always followed his conscience and represents his constituency with decency and integrity. He practically supports the town of Conrad with his business endeavors. And i really like hunting pheasant with his friends. I don’t like “Bushwackers.” as Llew called them a few weeks ago.
Bushwackers are the worst sort of criminal. They hide behind masks and stay in the shadows. Now the Bushwackers have managed to intimidate enough Republican lawmakers here in Montana from doing the right thing by their constituents and vote against Medicaid Expansion to help mostly working poor here in Montana. Jake Eaton and his out of state Bushwackers have invaded the People’s House of our Montana Legislature and now it is down to the last week for our Legislature to pass Healthcare for Montana’s working poor. They have already managed to pass measures designed to suppress voters from registering on election day, which we will fight.
if i were a Republican i would be ashamed of my party right now. belly crawling cowardly hide in the dark money that Bushwhacks good people trying to take care of their constituents is my idea of pure evil.
The Bushwhackers have no shame. They don’t care whether or not Montana’s workers have Healthcare. They just want to please their masters back in Washington DC. Nobody in this state ever elected Jake Eaton to anything. who is he to tell our lawmakers how to vote?
the following legislators who were intimidated by these Bushwhackers should face the working poor constituents in their districts who will lose out on this Federal Program which would have provided their families with Health Care insurance and apologize for their cowardice…..
Reps. Liz Bangerter of Helena, Ted Washburn of Bozeman, Christy Clark of Choteau and Roger Hagan of Cascade.
and as far as mr Llew Jones goes…. he’s no coward. we need more like him in the legislature.
let’s hope it keeps getting tougher for them…..
Obama in Montana
my great grandfather O’sullivan had a peg leg.
He piloted the St Lawrence river
for Alcoa aluminum in 1903 when the ice trapped his barge
and Iroquois moose hunters saved him, but not his leg.
everyone in Colosse gave him up for dead
but John showed up and surprised my great grandmother Rosalie
at the back porch on easter
as she was preparing to go to church.
the nation electing Obama president feels like that.
note to any employers who limit the free speech of their employees based on religious or political views: read the first amendment again…..
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Limiting free speech is UnAmerican. period.
I support Obama
I support the right of all religions TO STAY THE HELL OUT OF GOVERNMENT
and I support your freedom of speech.all I ask is you do the same.
that is what America is all about.
if you feel that supporting Obama somehow threatens your business just remember that soldiers have fought for the right to vote and speak as we see fit in this country since the Revolutionary war. the first fathers of this country signed a pledge to protect these rights. Freedom is messy, but the only alternative is rule by aristocracy. and that is one thing I will not permit on my watch. SO if you want to stand up and be called an American, behave like one. because any employer so craven and foolish as to infringe on my right to choose whom I support deserves to be called an enemy of all this country stands for. I don’t care how much money you have. I will expose your hypocrisy at every opportunity.