Initiative numbers will be finalized on July 15 and you'll get a complete report on where the Montana Marijuana Movement goes from there by reading www.bigskywords.com
Did anyone catch the Montana Public Radio piece on the Northern Rockies Wilderness bill?
"The Montana Wilderness Association declined our invitation for a taped interview." - Montana Public Radio
That pretty much says it all, doesn't it? I mean, with a staff of 24 people, including a beefy communications/PR team, the Montana Wilderness Association couldn't even get on air with Montana Public Radio to let the people of Montana know their opinions about the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, a bill that would essentially protect the remaining roadless wildlands in our region and also protect important wildlife corridors?!?
Fact is, the Montana Wilderness Association these days operates best in the shadows, outside the public eye, where they can control the message, hand-pick the messengers and just host dog-n-pony show events where they know they will never be asked the tough questions or be held accountable.
Of course, one irony here is that the Montana Wilderness Association has been working closely with their "timber partners" from the Montana Wood Products Association and some timber mill owners and managers to dramatically increase logging on America's National Forests in Montana in exchange for some very small pieces of Wilderness protection.
The public can get more detailed information about the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (including detailed maps) here: http://bit.ly/1YuyXeR.
It's also worth pointing out that NREPA has 7 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate, while the House version of NREPA, which was re-introduced last year, currently has 37 co-sponsors.
Tester = DINO. He's as disappointing as obummer.
Few politicians think big or long term. Big, long term thinking, like "Yellowstone to Yukon" is the kind of thinking that's necessary literally for the survival of the planet; not the small, incremental, this-election-cycle, this-year's-bottom-line, only-as-usual stuff we're used to.
Bernie Sanders is the only one in the Senate with a big, long range forward-looking vision (there may be a couple in the House). Sadly, and scarily, Congress is full of right wing, backward looking whackos that want to take ups back to the middle ages, or turn the country into a theocracy or a fascist dictatorship. Exaggerating ? Maybe a little, but not much I don'' think.
Seeing that Strohmaier and other Democrat transplants want to see my job disappear and their seemingly endless appetite for spending I can't see any reason to for Democrat.
The Missoula Democratic establishment backed Rye to the hilt.
So...why'd she lose?
It's because many of use are growing exceeding sick of how the Missoula Democratic establishment conducts itself.
Whether it's falling all over itself for Hillary, the corrupt Williams Dinner (just 40% of donations go to candidates), or the abysmal turnout we had (you're telling me our Missoula precinct captains can only turn out 44% of registered voters?) and it's clear that many people realize the Missoula Democratic establishment is not working for they and their families, it's just working for itself.
I'll be heading down to Hellgate High tonight to watch the Missoula Democratic establishment select its delegates to the weekend convention in Helena.
Check www.bigskywords.com to get a good picture of what politics in the Garden City has become.
What's especially funny and ironic is that fired, disgraced, Baylor ex-prezeldunce Ken Starr is the same Ken Starr who was the special prosecutor appointed by the repuglikans in kongress to go after Slick Willy Clinton because of his affair with monica lewinski -- which was nobody's damn business, outside the clintons' and lewinski's.
So 20 or so years ago, he wasted how many millions of taxpayers dollars snooping in other peoples' bedrooms (or more accurately, under other people's desks), but when the shoe's on the other foot, and it's to his advantage, he does his damnedest to sweep a far worse situation under the rug. What a goddam hypocrite !
Ha ! I love it!
While their behavior might be 'repelling,' they allegedly 'rappelled' in Arches. More to the point, the shallow selfie culture--which jeopardizes wild places and wild nonhuman animals in addition to the ego-driven selfie-snapper--and the 'mob mentality on social media' (as you so aptly put it) are sad illustrations of human values' race to the bottom.
This lust to sell the rest of our natural resources to China at our expense is nauseating! The people of Montana don't want that dirty coal being shipped through their neighborhoods then through yours in Idaho and Washington to be put on ships that may or may not make it across the Pacific to China which only increases the world wide pollution problem... especially when China is trying to stop it's own reliance coal. Let's just end this sell-off of coal for $$ - and do what the people want... big coal should just start investing in wind, solar and fusion technologies now!
Kill King Coal
Wind and solar produce energy too.
Whoa, whoa...stop the presses.
Did you forget one of everyone's favorite activities...trying to drive home with a few in your system without getting caught?
C'mon - this is Montana! Please don't leave out the popular games.
How about just an honest guy just trying to live out his faith in a country that no longer seems to share it? Does that make him a hero, or merely an anachronism?
Yet another hypocritical religious extremist.
Blah blah blah jobs, blah blah blah taxes and then hires out of state companies to produce his campaign material.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
I'm suspending the board of trustees from my circle of trust until further notice...
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