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Comment Archives: stories: News: News

Re: “Tossed out

I personally don't think anyone really cares about this because hardly anyone knows about it. Reporting on it was very scant, though perhaps that was the idea.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 08/27/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Carbon footprint

I like the idea of solar panels on city buildings. I feel it won't get done, however, because when people realize the $500 million bonding debt hole we've dug for ourselves is truly a problem, funding habits of city government will change. Let's not even get into the current Missoula housing bubble. Any ideas on when that'll come crashing down on people's heads? I hope we hear more on that.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 08/27/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Postal service

People shoving uninvited/unwanted flyers under my mailbox "flag" have now bent it. The business owners don't deliver the flyers themselves, but hire unresponsible workers. Most of these flyers end up on the ground or flying down the street as trash. They are awful when it has rained or snowed. I refuse to patronize any business that is shoved or taped onto my mailbox. HANDS OFF MY MAILBOX !!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Broken mailbox on 08/26/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Back on the trail

Carol, you're mistaken on this as you are with a great many other issues. It's no wonder that the few people who do recognize your name roll their eyes when they hear or see it.

Most Montanans support fox's lawsuit against the feds, and most Montanans don't give a hoot what happens in deer lodge. If you think these issues will propel Tennessee lawyer Larry Jent into office, you live in a small bubble.

Jent is a lamb of the sacrificial sort. Even democrats know that.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by BobT on 08/19/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Back on the trail

I've watched Senator Larry Jent at the legislature for many years. He is effective and well respected. Even Republicans listen to his views. On the otherhand, A.G. Fox has bowed to the anal-retentives of the Republican Party in joining the "Bathroom" controversy when there are other important issues like finding space for the Licence Bureau in Deerlodge. These are two big mistakes that will send Mr. Fox back to private practice.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Carole Mackin on 08/19/2016 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Back on the trail

"On paper, Jent seems like the kind of candidate Democrats in Montana would clamor for..."

And yet they're not! His support is quite weak. As a previous commenter noted, the unions don't even want to touch him.

Ask female lobbyists and reporters from Jent's time in the legislature what they think of him. His behavior was deplorable.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MontanaJoe on 08/18/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Back on the trail

Didn't the voters uphold the 2011 medical marijuana changes when the referendum for SB 423 was on the ballot in 2012?

Jent filed for office just a few hours before the deadline, then admitted to media that he had to be talked into it and really only did it out of loyalty to his party. They didn't want the embarrassment of an empty spot on the ballot. His fundraising is anemic and his media appearances epitomize awkwardness and ignorance of the issues. Even the unions didn't endorse him and no one of note is going to bat for him publicly. Jent is going to get trounced in November.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BobT on 08/18/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “City budget

Grunke is good at benefiting himself, but I fail to see how he benefits anyone else. Leaving his wife and child behind in Idaho for this job is especially galling. He fails at work, fails in his home life. It's sad.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Greg Strandberg on 08/18/2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Back on the trail

I'll be leaving this race blank.

Shouldn't have voted against pot in 2011, Larry.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Greg Strandberg on 08/18/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Hot pursuit


Posted by Jess on 08/17/2016 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Hot pursuit

The Forest Service doesn't understand why crown fires have no problem burning through live fuels with high moisture content? I thought this is at least partially due to volatile oils in pine needles.

Posted by Pachistima on 08/16/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Politics

It's amazing what time management can do for you.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Greg Strandberg on 08/15/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Politics

What we need are good, anti-choice democrats like Greg Strandberg, whose occupation appears to be professional internet commenter. :-)

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeffy on 08/15/2016 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Politics

It is scary how judges help pedophiles, rapists, child pornographers get off. How come politicians aren't talking about harsher laws to keep women and children safer? Neighborhoods never can be deemed safe with child pornographers, rapists and child abusers running around. That would be something that would separate the every day BS stories we hear. A politician that talks about something important to save families and neighborhoods.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by New Politicians Needed on 08/13/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Politics

Which candidate is going to stop family court corruption by guardian ad litems? Children are at risk in every district because many guardian ad litems are lawless unethical immoral cutting deals that line their pockets instead of what's best for children. What candidate cares about children's safety? GAL reform is an epidemic that's run amuck systemic like a virus

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by do politicians care about babies? on 08/12/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “On the line

FWP should not drop the ball on this. The agency has a responsibility to help keep Kokanee and bull trout from disappearing here. It's also important to note that most of the netted lake trout are cleaned by volunteers and delivered to a local food bank and at least one raptor rehabilitation center. has a good mix of articles & reports that look at the science in support of continued lake trout suppression.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kate Waller Grant on 08/12/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Fairgrounds

This was never about what Missoula wants, this has always been about what Jean Curtis wants. She is suppose to be a voice for the people of Missoula County yet time and time again she proves she speaks and acts for herself. If she doesn't like racing/gambling then "Honey, don't bet the ponies!" Jean holds a position where she needs to be able to see past her own reflection and clearly, that's not the case... never was.

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Posted by Pony up on 08/12/2016 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Fairgrounds

"The list of alterations being made to the redesign does not, however, address one of the more frequent topics raised in public comment. Dozens of residents expressed frustration with the county's continued exclusion of horse racing facilities—a subject that has plagued the fairgrounds redevelopment debate for years."

This has been the case against Horse Racing since the redevelopment started planning in 2006 or so.

With this Commissioner Rowley stating "The current county commission voted last December against bringing horse racing back to the fairgrounds, as the previous commission had in May 2013. In fact, Rowley says, that's the only aspect of the redesign set in stone.

READ that last line... SET IN STONE... How can we get racing back with their attitudes? Its not good.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Leslie Price on 08/11/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Politics

The fix is in, Hillary will be crowned the next Pres. The most corrupt politician to run for the presidency in perhaps history. I voted for Bill Clinton the first time he ran. I could never bring myself to vote for another Clinton after all the corruption they have been involved in over the last 20 years. And they never even get a slap on the wrist. They have become extremely wealthy peddling their potential influence. Bill Clinton mad more money for two 30 min. speeches (set up by Hillary when she was Sec. of State) than 40% of Americans make in a lifetime. Yet the Clintons act like they are just ordinary folks like myself. Hillary is so full of BS she needs to wear pant suits to hide the crap running down her legs. Then there is the Clinton Foundation which is one huge can of worms. Go Jill

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by jr2jr2000 on 08/11/2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Fairgrounds

As long as Jean and Nicloe are on the County Commission Board.....they will do what ever they want. It's a shame that thousands of people spoke up and asked for horse racing to return....but Jean and Nicole turned a deaf ear. Also , Jean said that horse racing promotes gambling and is she turning her head the other way for Brew fest at the Fairgrounds this year ? So sad that all the charities will go without the monies again this year......thanks to those 2 people.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Val Crossland on 08/11/2016 at 1:01 PM

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