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Continue to fight for our REPUBLIC!

Looks like Montana is welcoming back winter.  We were enjoying our extended Indian summer.  Wasn’t the weather just great over Christmas and New Years? Global warming is so great.  But, alas, it is not so great for the snowbound towns and fuel short towns of Alaska.  Record snows and cold up there.  We count our blessings here.


We three managers of Montana Shrugged would like to thank the recent flurry of contributions that came in over Christmas. We especially would like to thank Greg from Red Lodge for his most generous contribution of $500.  These true patriots are helping us carve our way to more activities and rallies.


We have a huge battle in front of us this year to get good Constitutional and Fiscal conservatives elected in Montana and across the US.  We are feeling real good in this fight for freedom and prosperity.  Our belief is that over 100 million citizens follow our movement and support our ideas.  With this size of a voter block we WILL change the leadership in America.  And it is all thanks to you.Please ask your friends and family to sign up and contribute as you can.


We are working on plans for a unique activity for this year’s April 15th rally.  We are planning a large event with many surprises. There will be a final Governor Showdown at the OK corral if you will.  WE plan on having a real down to earth Hoedown.  Stay tuned for details and be sure to put the date on your calendars.


We can make this a huge deal for our beliefs.  WE can show the non believers that we are here to stay and we are here for all of America.  We do not leave out any percentages as the Occupy Wallstreet radicals do.  We are America.  We are the Silent Majority.  Hear US roar.


Please read the presentation on the event below and make every attempt to attend.  Robert Brown with the John Birch Society is very knowledgeable in the ways of our Constitution.  It will be very entertaining and educational to learn about the Greatest Document ever written to rule man.  Our Republic needs all of us to educate ourselves and educate others to the wisdom of this great document.  We are not a Democracy, where simple majority rules.  A democracy is where the socialist elites would have us heading.  Well, we the people need to stand up for our Republic and fight for the Constitution.


A note from the John Birch Society –

Robert Brown is coming to town this Tuesday the 17th! It has been some time since we have had the honor of a presentation from Robert. He has agreed to pump us up with a new presentation that he is preparing for video production and national distribution. Among other things, learn about sound money and how our Constitution can keep it that way.


I know this is a short notice but you don’t want to miss Robert’s smooth and entertaining delivery of a topic that we must understand in order to save the economy. Please come and bring a friend!


– 7:00 pm Tuesday 17th

– Lexington Inn and Suites

– 3040 King Ave W.


Please plan on attending this great educational event.  I apologize now, but Jennifer and I cannot attend as we are drilling a horizontal well north of Roundup, Montana. Yes, the rumors are true, we are actually drilling a well in Montana, not Pennsylvania, not Wyoming, not North Dakota.  Can you believe that?


Oh, and Jennifer, my wife, and I would like to thank the completely misguided cowardly liberal who keeps sending the awful postcards harassing us and our family.  It is only to be expected that liberals hide behind fences, blog sites, harassing mail, op eds, etc. to try to make their point.  The problem is that they have no point that they can stand on.  They have no base or legs to stand on. They are poor misguided souls, led completely by ignorance and by the lies of the Democratic Socialist elites.  Cowards they are.


I have challenged all Democratic political legislators to discuss the important issues of the day on my television interview show and none have accepted.  I have challenged all Republican political appointees and candidates and they have all accepted in one manner or another.


I have challenged all news agencies in Billings as well as others across the State to report fair and balanced news.  They refuse. They show their ignorance and their political bent by supporting the likes of Occupy Wallstreet and their totally misguided mission statements.  They ignore the one and only grassroots movement that has come along in the past 100 years that supports Constitutional and fiscally sound issues.  Issues that are so critical to our survival as the greatest country on earth.  What are they thinking?  Oh, they are not.  I forgot that they too are completely controlled by the liberal elitists such as George Soros.


Obama is playing his fiddle while America burns and they pull the wool over their reader’s eyes.  They are complicit in the destruction of America.  We should cancel our subscriptions.  We should not purchase from their advertisers.  We should do a mass email campaign against all of them.  We have the power to make real change happen. Unified, as one of the largest tea party groups in America, we can make that change start right here in Yellowstone County, Montana.


I have personally invited Senators Baucus and Tester to come on and discuss issues to no avail.  All I get is that somewhat polite but quiet approval but always a no show.  Are these the kind of leaders that we need? I think not.


I have to take my hat off to Congressman Denny Rehberg as he has braved my show for an hour and one half in the past year.  The Patriot Chronicles IS fair and balanced.  We report you decide, just like Fox News but without their political bias.


Enough said. As you can tell there is lots of work to do.  We need your help to increase membership and increase contributions.


God Bless you all and God Bless America.


Patriot Act Passes House – Tea Party Republicans Oppose

The U.S. House of Representatives voted this evening to renew three provisions of the Patriot Act that are due to expire this month. The renewal passed by a vote of 275-144, extending the provisions through December 8, 2011.

Last week, the House succeeded in blocking the renewal. Twenty-six Republican members, including seven Tea Party-backed freshman members, joined Democrats in an unusual alliance opposing the law. Votes of the Tea Party freshmen were decisive because the fast-tracked bill needed a two-thirds majority to pass.

The Tea Party Republicans support the protection of Americans’ Constitutional rights from government intrusion, and their commitment demanded a vote against the bill.

Last week Representative Rehberg voted against renewal. But he later backed Republican leadership in voting for a rule change to allow passage with a simple majority, making it easier for the law to pass.  Then tonight, in a paradoxical switch, he again voted against renewal.

One objectionable provision of the Patriot Act is the so-called “roving John Doe wiretap,’’ which allows the government to obtain authority to conduct intelligence surveillance without identifying either the individual or the site to be monitored. This broad authority makes it far easier for intelligence agents to obtain search warrants. The roving wiretap provision violates search-and-seizure protections by not requiring the government to tell a judge exactly what it wants to search or seize. The government should at least have to name a particular target.

Another provision allows the government to seize “any tangible thing’’ – such as library or financial records – without having to disclose how that thing might be relevant to terrorists or terrorist activities. The government should have to show probable cause.

The third provision, the “lone wolf provision”, to be granted only in secret courts, permits surveillance of people who aren’t US citizens and who have no connection to foreign terrorist organizations. This power has never been used. It could establish a worrisome precedent if ever used. Congress should let it expire.

The Republican leadership was taken by surprise that Tea Party newcomers opposed renewal.  Now the three troublesome provisions will move to the Senate, where Rand Paul and other Constitutionalists promise a fierce opposition, arguing that the government, under the cloak of anti-terrorism, is exercising powers unsanctioned by the Constitution.

PRESS RELEASE – On failure to extend provisions of the Patriot Act

     For Immediate Release – February 9, 2011
     Contact – montanashrugged@gmail.com
     Montana Shrugged, the state’s largest Tea Party group with over 5,000 active members, has issued a public “Thank You” to the 26 Republicans who broke with their party to vote NO on extending provisions of the Patriot Act yesterday, including Montana’s very own Denny Rehberg.
     “It’s a huge step forward”, said Eric Olsen, founder of Montana Shrugged.  “The Tea Party movement is about less government in our lives, and this vote is a big step in reducing the scope of government, and restoring fiscal sanity to Washington.  We’re especially proud that our own Congressman, Denny Rehberg was one of those brave enough to vote on principle and buck party leadership when it’s called for.”
     “The Patriot Act was a huge slap in the face of many Americans“, says Jennifer Olsen, a member of the board of Montana Shrugged.  “It was a violation of the civil liberties of every American citizen, and I’m proud that a freedom loving state like Montana has played a part in ending those violations.”
     The vote, held February 9, would have extended key provisions of the Patriot Act.  The vote came up short, with 26 Republicans breaking from the party to vote no.  Notable among those 26 are Congressman Ron Paul, Congressman Denny Rehberg, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, and a number of the so called “Tea Party” freshman Congressmen, including Rep. Justin Amash, and Rep. David Schweikert.

Crow Nation TEA Party to hold protest in downtown Billings

For Immediate Release:


The Crow Nation Tea Party with support of Montana Shrugged Tea Party Patriots will be holding a protest in Billings MT at the Federal Bldg in Downtown Billings MT beginning at high noon, January 26, 2011.


This protest is in regards to their concerns over the Water Rights Settlement Act which purports to deliver all water rights including those held privately by members to the Tribal government.  This is a direct violation of their rights as Native Americans and Tribal Members.


Please join them in their peaceful protest tomorrow.


We stand united with all citizens of America.



Rehberg coasts to sixth term

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg has ridden a wave of tea party-fueled conservative fervor and voter resentment of Democratic policies to a sixth term in Congress.

The state’s sole congressman was never in danger of losing to Democratic challenger Dennis McDonald. The incumbent spent the election cycle casting himself as an agent of change to the policies of Democrats in Washington, D.C.

Results show Rehberg leading McDonald 56 percent to 39 percent with 13 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night. Libertarian Mike Fellows had 5 percent.

McDonald, a rancher from Melville, struggled to raise enough money to give his attacks on Rehberg widespread attention.

McDonald argued Rehberg helped break the budget with deficit spending under the Bush administration, and he tried to keep the spotlight on Rehberg’s foibles.  READ REST OF STORY….

Watch Rehberg’s acceptance speech

Watch McDonald’s concession speech

.A lesson in progressivism.

I just attended a democratic “GOTV” event at MSU in Billings. I wasn’t actually invited. TEA Party is never invited to these events. But, did that stop us from utilizing our constitutional rights? You bet it didn’t!

This might tell how old Senator Baucus is…..he called the college campus “eastern”…..

Max Baucus being interviewed by local news media.

McDonald (candidate for US Congress running against incumbent Denny Rehberg) showed up without a horse….or an ass. I thought he was still on his trek across the state but I guess I was wrong. Apparently that is over with. He left them both at home.
Jon Tester was also there as well as the S.O.S. Linda McCulloch.

McDonald (running against incumbent Rehberg)

First I have to ask: Is it legal for the S.O.S. to tell a bunch of college students to ‘vote democrat’? She works for republicans and independent voters too doesn’t she? How can she spend our tax dollars travelling across the state to tell folks to specifically vote democrat?

Eric got a chance to visit with Baucus, Tester, McDonald and various staff members. This seems to be a once in a lifetime situation for the tea party as they don’t tend to show up to our events or hold town halls to allow questions from the general public.

McDonald refused to admit that he’d ever been invited on to our TV program, The Patriot Chronicles, but then when invited for the Thursday show he knew exactly what time and in what location we taped. Coincidence, or did he get all the emails I’ve sent him in the past couple months?

The democrats clearly do not want the tea party to appear at any of their events. That was evident from all the annoyed facial expressions and rolling of eyes that occurred.

I was approached by, who I believe to be, a college democrat from MSUB who tried to force me to wear a nametag. When I refused she quickly told me that if I did not wear a nametag she assumed me to be a protester (without any type of protest sign in my hand mind you!) and the “Free Speech Zone” was ¼ mile down the road! She attempted but failed to shoo me out the door.

Isn’t a college campus a public place? Also, can’t I listen to what my senators are talking about? Like I said before, this seemed to be ‘once in a lifetime deal’ as Baucus and Tester refuse to hold town halls without hand selected crowds.

A friend of mine’s 12 year old daughter wanted to meet Baucus, to shake his hand and ask a question. She got the hand shake in and as she began to ask her question Baucus quickly turned the other way and ignored her existence. Could he be any ruder? Why don’t you talk to your constituents Baucus? I realize she may not be of voting age but she’s impressionable and shouldn’t you want to know what she is thinking?

Van Dyk conversing with Senator Max Baucus

I believe every single candidate running on the D ticket in Yellowstone County was there including Kendall Van Dyk, Margie McDonald, and a bunch of others I won’t continue to list. That’s not the point I’m trying to make here. If you want to know the rest of their names you can feel free to visit the Montana election site.

All the D's standing in a row.....

Just like at the economic summit in Butte Baucus got up on stage and got the couple folks there to chant things such as “max max max” and “billings billings billings”. Jon Tester read off (a very short list at that) a list of all the accomplishments that the democrats have got through the door since he took office 2 years ago. Mcdonald said after tomorrow the blue sky will be ‘bluer’.

We were a bit disappointed that Kendall Van Dyk stayed far away from the both of us. He’s a self-declared “fiscal conservative” so you figure he’d be first in line to talk to the tea party. Especially since deficit spending and the budget is one of the most important issues to us. All we got from him was an ugly look and we figured we’d not approach him after that.

KVD with his buddy, Senator Jon Tester

We took video of the entire event so I will post that tomorrow once I get it converted. But all in all, I’m glad I went. We got another invitation for our TV program to Baucus, Tester, McDonald and also got one in to Jay Bell. I hope that they all agree to be guests on our show and to talk to the real people of Montana.

Max finally takes the time to shake the 'tea parties' hand.

As I’ve seen them ignore so many of us in the past I’m sure that will not happen, but it’s worth a shot.

What’s on your Congressman’s mind?

Some how the state of Montana ended up with a Republican Congressman who hosts townhalls in every single county every single year and two Democrat Senators who refuse to host any townhalls let alone show up in a public place in the state of Montana that has not got a crowd that is specifically handpicked by their staff members.

Do you see a problem there?  What happened to being a ‘public servant’?  Don’t Baucus and Tester realize they work for US?  We might not all agree with their agendas…..and some folks may strongly disagree…..but those ‘public servants’ should always be working with the people’s best interests in mind.  Not working for the best interests of their pocketbooks.

We had the honor of intervewing our sole Congressman, Denny Rehberg, on our TV show for the second time.  It’s not that I have never invited Baucus and Tester…..they have never have accepted our requests.  Same goes for the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Democrat legislative candidates…..get the picture?

We drove all the way to Bozeman for Jon Tester’s small business workshop to invite him on our show.  Did he accept?  No.  We even drove to Butte and attended the “Economic Summit” to invite Baucus on to our show and did he accept?  Of course not.  Although Baucus did say that if we tried to talk politics outside of the “free speech zone” that he’d cut us off at the knees.  Oh, and don’t forget the Giddyup speech!

So, here is your chance to watch our episode of the Patriot Chronicles.  There are 2 parts below.

Thanks for watching!

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