Baucus revises health care bill

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An article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle this morning mentions that Senator Baucus is revising his health care reform bill to address some Democratic concerns.  This is meant to only appease Democrats and possibly Republican Senator Snowe to go along with the package.  Obama has made it clear; this is his number one priority.

After months of debate and town hall meetings, the nation stands divided on the issue.  Many people fear our country cannot afford government run health insurance.  There are a lot of provisions that still need to be addressed in the, what is sure to be over 1,000 pages bill.

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Update- 9-12 TEA Parties Across the State

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Everyone,

We would like to inform you about another 9-12 TEA Party rally.

Here are the details:

Glendive: The Glendive TEA Party

  • Saturday, September 12, 2009
  • 11 pm- 2 pm Meet at E.P.E.C.  313 S Merrill
  • Contact: Betsey Hedrick (organizer) hedrick@midrivers.com (organizer email)
  • Speakers: Dr. Krayton Kerns – HD 58 Laurel, MT and many more…

Also, we strongly urge you to attend one of the 9-12 Tea Parties listed below:

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9-12 Tea Parties Across the State

912 Tea Parties

Everyone,

Here are the following details regarding the Montana 9-12 TEA Parties:

We wanted to inform you about the upcoming 9-12 Tea Parties happening across the state.

This Saturday, TEA Parties will be taking place in state capitals across the United States and in Washington, D.C. where Patriots like you will join together to make our voices heard to our state and federal political leaders.

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Obama’s Address to our Schoolchildren

Well, today is the day that President Obama will speak directly to our children in schools.  I have put an article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that ran on Sunday below and here.  I think it gives a good back and forth of both viewpoints.  Also, here is a link to our friend over at 2 Helena Handbaskets and her take on the issue.

I am torn on the issue, I know that the speech is not political, but I still had two issues with the speech.  The first was fixed after the administration pulled out of the curriculum the “what I can do to help the President.”  That was inappropriate, it should be “what I can do to help the country,” and I’m glad it was yanked.

I think it’s a good thing the President wants to address our children about their education goals and show the importance of this, but I think it should be done while the children are at home.  It is something they should watch and discuss with their parents.  People always talk about the importance of parents getting involved, well this would have been a perfect opportunity.

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UPDATE: Rehberg Status

Below is an update of Congressman Rehberg’s status from the Associated Press hosted on the Bozeman Daily Chronicle website.  The article can be found here.

It looks like Congressman Rehberg is going to be fine and we are all very thankful for that.

Montana Rep. Rehberg hospitalized after boat crash

By MATT GOURAS
Associated Press Writer

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, two staffers, a state lawmaker and another passenger were hospitalized in stable condition Friday after their 22-foot boat ran at high speed into Flathead Lake rocks in the dark – leaving the vessel perched on the side of a steep outcropping.

“It was a pretty serious accident near Wayfarers state park,” Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Tom Palmer said.

Rehberg underwent surgery Friday afternoon for a broken ankle, suffered cuts and bruises and likely faces “significant recovery time,” said friend and former chief of staff Erik Iverson. Rehberg was a passenger in the boat, Iverson said.

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Breaking News Rehberg in Accident

From CBS KTVQ:

Breaking News: Congressman Denny Rehberg in Boating Accident

U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg and state Senator Greg Barkus are among five adults who were injured in a boating accident on Flathead Lake Thursday evening.

Rehberg and Barkus were in stable condition Friday at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

The accident happened sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight Thursday when a 22-foot motorboat crashed into rocks on the shoreline at Wayfarers Park near Big Fork, Northwest Regional Supervisor of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Jim Satterfield said.

Five adults were transported to Kalispell Regional Hospital, two by ambulance and three by Life Flight, Satterfield said.

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Tea Partiers Trounce Union Thugs

Below is a guest column by Henry Kreigel a fellow Bozeman Tea Party Patriot, conservative radio host, and overall great guy.  He wrote a piece on the Obama protest other things Tea Party.  He also has just started a blog which can be found here.

Tea Partiers Trounce Union Thugs:

What Really Happened Outside Obama’s Town Hall Meeting

The Bozeman Tea Party and supporters clashed with paid union thugs outside the President’s Town Hall Meeting.  The union hacks, modern-day brownshirts, included Service Employees International Union, a group affiliated with ACORN and the Montana AFL-CIO who bussed down union members and paid community organizers from Missoula and elsewhere around the state. While the Obama supporters arrived in the middle of the night, claimed our permitted area and had an early advantage with numbers, we eventually turned out 300-350 people and trounced them. The conflict which bordered on getting physically violent was in stark contrast to the tightly orchestrated event inside the hangar where the town hall meeting took place.

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