Category Archives: In the News

Guest Billy Bob Wire Speaks Out on Guns

Hey, folks, how you doing? Billy Bob Wire here, sitting in for my second cousin Bob, who asked me to write a little something from a gun owner’s point of view for his blog today. (He’s only my second cousin … Continue reading

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Turn Out the Lights, Tea Party’s Over

(First published April 7, 2011)   Posturing Republicans and petulant Democrats continue to snap away at each other over the budget gap like two spoiled, bitchy Pomeranians. Meanwhile, thousands of soldiers who were foolish enough to think that the craven … Continue reading

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State Slogans Need an Upgrade

Out on the interstate, you see a variety of vehicles from nearly every state. That is one aptly named road, brother. While it’s not really fair to generalize about a state’s entire population (Alaskans are all hockey moms who sound … Continue reading

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The Blog That Killed NewWest

Four years ago this blog appeared in NewWest, a  Missoula-based site for whom I spent five years writing a humor blog. To their credit, they never rejected any of my writing, even when they knew it would bring some heat … Continue reading

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Hey, Jack Kerouac! Happy Birthday.

Five years ago I took an important road trip with my best friend. We piled into a borrowed 1960 Cadillac and drove from Missoula to Denver to witness the original manuscript for Jack Kerouac’s seminal book “On the Road.” The … Continue reading

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Oh My God! IT’S COMING RIGHT AT US!

I took my family to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas a couple of years back, and once I found the Asteroids machine my tour ended immediately. I pumped quarters into that thing until I owned six of the … Continue reading

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Rehberg Boat Crash Back In the News, Satirists Delighted

So the redacted report on Congressman Denny Rehberg’s late-night boat crash at the hands of former state Representative Greg Barkus has been released this week. Nothing too shocking has been revealed, but I was immediately moved to dig up this … Continue reading

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Finally! A Truly Entertaining Debate

These Presidential Debates have become anything but Presidential. Contentious, rude, overbearing and disingenuous, both candidates have turned me off like a Jagermeister spigot at an AA meeting. Other than rising to new levels of disrespect and condescension, are President Obama … Continue reading

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Revisiting Osama bin Laden’s Final Day

  A source who is intimately familiar with the day-to-day inner workings of Osama bin Laden’s fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, has released an account of the Al Qaeda mastermind’s last day. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity, … Continue reading

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My Affair With Herman Cain

You can carry around a secret for years, and it’s like a heavy backpack—weighing you down, always there, a constant burden. But when you finally decide to share that secret, your burden is immediately lifted. Others bear the weight of … Continue reading

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