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Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

Jr2jr2000, not a damn one of your four complaints about Ms. Juneau are at all relevant.
So what if she's a Native American, a liberal, a lesbian, AND a woman ?
BTW, I believe most lesbians are women, but maybe you know something I don't.

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Posted by alf on 12/08/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

I'm sure they will hire her because they will get a FOUR for ONE........ a far left Liberal, a Woman, a Lesbian, and a Native American. JACKPOT. Who cares about qualifications??

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 12/08/2016 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

Well written Dan! Concise, to the point and dead-on accurate! Denise Juneau is a product of the Montana educational system. A darn fine product! Im not certain that she belongs in politics where facts are there to be manipulated.
Somebody has let the air out of UMs tires. Dosent matter who. We need to limp into a gas station muy pronto. We dont need a genius. The problem is well defined. UM needs a leader that faculty, staff and local people will follow without hair-tearing and garmet wrending. I nominate Denise Juneau. Dave Dickensen is busy.

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Posted by smedley on 12/08/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

No, no she can not. Working with her at OPI, it was obvious that she could not even manage that office effectively. Much more of a spokesperson than a real leader. Also, she knows very little regarding higher education and is unfit for job. The UM needs someone experienced with modernizing liberal arts programs, mending faculty relationships, and increasing enrollment. Juneau is just not qualified. She would make a fine high school superintendent or maybe even dean of a small two-year college, but she is not capable of leading UM.

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Posted by helena_guy on 12/08/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Could Denise Juneau do what Royce Engstrom didn't?

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, maybe someone can ask Juneau 3 things that she'd do to get UM back on track.

What are 3 things the U needs to do?

What do we in the community need to do as well to see it get back on track?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 12/08/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Homeland hysteria

I do hope this is not a prescient article of things to come in our country.

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Posted by Anoninfear on 12/03/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “One job, one vote?

At least he's consistent. Don't forget that in 2009 the appropriately-named Butcher sponsored a bill to bring horse slaughter to Montana that also had provisions limiting citizen input on the hideously cruel and filthy slaughter plants.…

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Posted by Other Nations on 12/02/2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “One job, one vote?

Honey bear I swear you must be on to something here.
Ed Butcher's Rorshach sheets will be the evidence you need to demonstrate everything is just made into a shade. Pass me the "flesh tone" crayolas Dan.
And since you're up, I'll have another.
Two ice cubes no water.
Ed's pathology skews towards his mother's aggression and his father's scorn.
I am not sure work is work if the color isn't appropriate, within Ed's world that is.
If the color is at all shaded then the work is weed inspired and therefore can't be real.
Really a shame if you ask me.
My lawn is immaculate this time of year.
Ed once blamed his excess on my influence but hoovered all my drugs.
Poor 'ed. Caught between history and reality really.

Kind Regards,

Posted by Tacitus ambulans on 12/01/2016 at 10:07 PM

Re: “One job, one vote?

Dan Brooks, your last paragraph says it all. BTW if the UM is removed from the Missoula landscape, the so called permanent Missoula "conservative" residents would probably outnumber the "liberal socialist progressive" part- time student residents.

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Posted by niam on 12/01/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “One job, one vote?

How is it that Tomi Lahren has a show but Dan Brooks does not?

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Posted by Captain Crunch on 12/01/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Justice and us

The impeachment is so that he will lose his retirement pay you numskull. Why don't you spend a half second researching? It might have also prevented this garbage about how it's not the judges fault but rather all of our fault because this guy raped his daughter. You are nearly as bad as the enabling judge, who should be put in prison himself when this creature decides to rape again.

Posted by Terrible all around on 11/28/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Blame hall

My genius level IQ son, who was awarded a full tuition 4 year MUS honors scholarship to any school in Montana, currently speaks/writes/translates 4 foreign languages and wants to "pick up" a dozen more so he can work anywhere in the world, quite possibly for government and/or human rights and environmental organizations. For a number of reasons, Missoula was going to be the only town where he could afford to live while attending school and I hesitate to look through the, yes, very hard to navigate UofM website to see just what's been/going to be dropped. Gonna guess a lot of foreign languages are going to become unavailable. So hey good work there, did we just manage to deny an education to a brilliant Montanan who might have gone on to do some measurable good in this world because some incompetent dickbutt can't think his way out of the tiny paper bag separating UofM from its former success?

Posted by Percival on 11/25/2016 at 10:38 AM

Re: “An embryonic idea

It's pretty ignorant to state that a human baby is independent of its mother at 2 weeks old. I think women everywhere would disagree with that statement. Ironic given the article a few months ago decrying the lack available infant care in Missoula.

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Posted by mlsagal on 11/23/2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Left behind

The Open Primary belongs to the Montana voters, that's we pay for it.
Primaries were established by Initiative in 1912. The reason there has been so much fighting about it is the Anaconda Copper Company hated the primary because it couldn't control it. The company wanted to return to smoke filled rooms (aka company-financed conventions of both parties)

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Posted by Carole Mackin on 11/18/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Left behind

Political parties aren't even mentioned in the Constitution, yet they yield a lot of power regarding rule making. Get rid of them and/or definitely get rid of taxpayers financing their primaries.

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Posted by niam on 11/18/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Left behind

I made a prediction about Bullock winning the governor's office a second time. I didn't look at polls but I examined 100 years of Montana history. Only eight times, the political party in power has lost the governor's office. Five times the losing party wanted to get rid of the Open Primary. The party defending the "Open Primary" was almost always the winner.

You may scoff but look at the Attorney Generals 67% win versus Gianforte's 46% loss. The AG's office spent almost two years (2015-2016) fighting the GOP lawsuit to get rid of the open primary. Tim Fox won the fight and Montanans thanked him with their votes.

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Posted by Carole Mackin on 11/18/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Left behind

You just can't get over blaming it on racism can you?? DRAIN THE SWAMP and put Dan Brooks in it before you drain it. I'm sick of the racism card being paid by the whining liberals.
Just because Trump wants the rule of law followed pertaining to illegals coming into this country, doesn't make it racist. The laws are already on the books to deal with this, he just wants them followed. Are the laws racist?? Get over it. Have you seen the county by county national map? Over 92 percent of the counties in the US were won by Trump. There are now only 5 states that are ruled completely by Democrats (Govenor and both hoses). And only 16 Democrat Gov. I believe. Since Obama took office, over 1,000 state Dem. legislative seats have been lost. But it must be due to racism. And voter suppression laws is a fairy tail. Get real and open your minds

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 11/17/2016 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Left behind

And if Democrats don't "dwell on this failure"...then what?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 11/17/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Left behind

Latest numbers and still counting: now 799,019 more than 540,000 Gore had on GWB.

1,339019 more Americans voted for Clinton over Monumental F___ Up.
From 2016 National Popular Vote Tracker:
Updated 11/15/16 8:12pm MST

Remember Scott Walker?

Voter suppression laws may have given Wisconsin to Monumental F___ Up.

WI had the lowest voter turnout in twenty years.
41,000 fewer than 2012 in Milwaukee, largest city in WI.
61,000 fewer than 2012 in Milwaukee county.
Trumpster won WI by 27,257 votes.
Wisconsin implemented new voter suppression laws this year.

Republicans have spent years twisting, bending, manipulating the scales to their favor Gerrymandering and voter suppression, in every state.

It may not be all the electoral college's fault; though it obviously doesn't reflect the will of the people and should go away as an antiquated mess meant to favor slave states.

It's not all the democrat's fault either. Although I would rather had voted for Sanders, voting against the worst of two evils is pretty much what we are left with these days, it is rare to have an exceptional candidate for a choice. Hillary Clinton did have a lot of republican manufactured baggage. The 90s were the best economics times I have known in my life, the Reagan and Bush years the worst. Trumpster....I'm looking for it to be worse that GWB.

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Posted by McFrankenZoola on 11/17/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “A problem we still live with

The only Sharia law in the US is that of Christianity.

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Posted by Thinking in Missoula on 11/13/2016 at 6:51 PM

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