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Yet another hypocritical religious extremist.

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Posted by alf on 04/28/2016 at 12:41 PM

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Blah blah blah jobs, blah blah blah taxes and then hires out of state companies to produce his campaign material.

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Posted by erlyirn on 04/28/2016 at 12:05 PM

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What a bummer ! Living outside Montana now, this article was the first I'd heard of Chuck's death. I first met him at one of the Montana Wilderness Association's annual meetings, probably in the early 80s (before MWA sold its soul to the devil, and it was still an advocate for Wilderness, and not an apologist for "collaborators").

As the article so rightly states, Chuck was passionate about bears and he was universally recognized as one of the world's leading bear experts. And bears aside, he was a great guy.

One of the highlights of my life was, in November 1986, having had the privilege of joining a group of a dozen or so UM students he took to Churchill, Manitoba for a 10 day arctic ecology class and polar bear watching expedition.

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Posted by alf on 04/21/2016 at 2:45 PM

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Give the city another $1 million + a year and they will find a way to waste it or divert it elsewhere. The roads will not improve one bit I predict.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 04/07/2016 at 1:12 PM

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In 2014 the City of Missoula had an $11 million surplus. Where did that money go?

There is no reason to institute a gas tax. There is every reason to hold officials accountable for the tax money they already receive.

Where is it going, and why is it not being used to fix the roads?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/07/2016 at 12:09 PM

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I'll bet "Admiral" Zinke (did he ever mention that he was a Navy SEAL?) is a supporter of Il Duce Trumpolini. What a pair of identical twin assholes.

Posted by alf on 03/31/2016 at 1:22 PM

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Sen. Squires was a seat mate and a special friend of mine during the 05 and 07 sessions. She helped and inspired me the way she pushed through the sessions despite being ill and never let up on her issues.
I will miss her.
Former State Senator,
Lane Larson SD22

Posted by Lane Larson on 03/26/2016 at 10:18 AM

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I'm suspending the board of trustees from my circle of trust until further notice...

Posted by Dick on 03/17/2016 at 1:07 PM

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Used to be an artsy town. Not so much anymore.

Art requires freedom. Missoula now takes a sour attitude toward that 'silly' right. That's sad. Instead of moving forward we're stepping back. Stagnation of our minds has already set in.

Hopefully the students at that school will graduate soon, getting out from under these upright, moralistic ninnies.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/17/2016 at 8:52 AM

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What's wrong with my water now?

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 03/03/2016 at 10:55 AM

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The hypocrisy of this company was bad enough. Their feet-dragging, blaming of others, and petty excuses are especially bad, however. Now they're just digging the hole deeper. I have to shake my head at 'em.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/25/2016 at 11:16 AM

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At this point in time America does not need any more immigrants. It does not matter what their race, religion, country of origin or personal situation is, America needs to help itself first.

Posted by Robert on 02/24/2016 at 12:54 AM

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I don't support putting any refugees in Missoula.

I'm a bigot, aren't I? Because I disagree with an issue, I'm a bigot.

That's the message we've been getting from the media and the Montana Democratic Party. I'd like it to stop.

I don't agree with bringing refugees here not because of religion or race or any of that - I disagree because of economics.

We're broke. This country is broke. This city is broke. Last I looked, we had an $11 million surplus at the city level and that was for 2014.

Currently, we have to have numerous bonds to pay for anything.

To me, that's a huge red flag that our economy is not functioning properly or in a healthy manner. Adding a bunch of people that will depend on the local government or charities for a year or two, gosh, I don't think that's the answer.

But since we have a welfare town now, where you don't really need to work, I guess this "helps" us. After all, we probably get a bunch of federal kick-backs for being so poor.

All in all, I'm tired of this debate that points fingers. I'm tired of people saying I'm a bigot if I feel Missoula can't support this.

Others agree with me on this. I think a majority do, in fact. Let's not let a small, vocal minority of people drown out the debate that says Missoula has serious problems and refugees are not going to solve them.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/18/2016 at 9:42 AM

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Good for her ! I wish her well and I hope she pulls it off. Frankly, I was surprised when she won election as Supe of Public Instruction.

Now, coming out may be too much for too many Montanans. I'm afraid she has a very, very, steep hill to climb in Montana, being a woman, an Indian, and now it's revealed, a lesbian. I hope I'm wrong.

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Posted by alf on 02/11/2016 at 3:30 PM

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Simple question: What is Juneau's platform?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/11/2016 at 9:21 AM

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It's not that we CAN'T take care of our own, it's that we don't want to. Whenever this country wakes up to the FACT that Bonzo Raygun's trickle down economic theory is a complete sham and a total failure, whenever we start making corporations and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes, whenever we quit giving welfare to corporations that neither need nor deserve it, and whenever we quit supporting a corrupt, bloated, and largely incompetent congressional-military-industrial complex, maybe then we'll have the money to help those people - including refugees - who really do need our help and support.

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Posted by alf on 02/04/2016 at 3:34 PM

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I agree with Greg. Further, we are always having food drives, as children, in particular are starving. Most recently, children were pictured packing food for other children in a Missoulian article. We have so many homeless people living under bridges and encampments wherever they can set up a place to stay. Businesses have closed, and the economy is so poor...no jobs for the locals...only part-time. Russia is happy they are coming to the U. S. as they are considered, "troublemakers," as per a quote from Prof. Merdad Kia rhis morn on KGVO. Look at them as they march through Europe. See Media.

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Posted by Gloria Roark on 02/04/2016 at 1:41 PM

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I'm not a big fan of those protesters protesting refugees. I do like their discussion about how much taking care of those refugees will cost, and who will pay it.

We can't even take care of our veterans right now. We have veterans killing themselves each day in this country. Many are sleeping on the streets.

I'm sorry, but refugees are not more important than our veterans.

I think it's a shame that groups in this country put more time and effort into helping foreigners than they do for people that fought for this country. I think that's a real shame.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/04/2016 at 10:31 AM

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Many of us were reporting this 45 days ago. Where've you been?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 01/14/2016 at 9:38 AM

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Let's consider two situations:

First, coworkers and friends contact authorities. The young woman is happy yet angry. After all, that's kind of an invasion of privacy. Worse, now her boyfriend knows and that's going to get her an extra beating. That extra beating will likely come when authorities do nothing, either because they can't or because the young woman doesn't want them to.

Second, coworkers and friends contact authorities. The young woman is happy yet angry. She cooperates, however, and her boyfriend is arrested and charged. He spends a few weeks in jail, and because of our overcrowding jail and the cost of transporting inmates to other counties, he's let out. He then goes looking for vengeance.

Either way, our system isn't going to work for that young woman.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 12/31/2015 at 11:39 AM

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