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Re: “Here's what Ryan Zinke committed to at his confirmation hearing

I continue to believe that being against the transfer or sale of federal public lands might be the lowest of low bar to hope that Zinke would step over. Hard to tell what his position on the matter really is, especially in the context that Trump is establishing the most anti-public lands, anti-environmental administration in history. The Trump Administration is essentially going to be a government for and by Big Oil, and Zinke will fit right in, especially considering he raked in $350,000 in oil, gas and fracking campaign contributions in just a couple of years.

Has anyone ever heard Ryan Zinke speak in favor of the Endangered Species Act? Has he ever once voted to better fund the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is charged with overseeing ESA issue? Has he voted many times to gut the ESA? Yes.

It's not like Zinke's 3% VOTING record with the League of Conservation voters came out of thin air. And it's not like LCV is some far left group, they are pretty mainstream. Also, he earned an "F" 9% rating from the National Parks Conservation Association, again, a very middle-of-the road group. These voting records were earned based on actual votes, not on some rhetoric or statement.

Oh, yes, but Zinke really likes Teddy Roosevelt. He brought up Teddy at least as many times during his hearing as he brought up being a former Navy Seal. I saw a blog post yesterday in which someone said that if you look honestly at Zinke's real voting record on the 'conservation spectrum' you will find that he is much more closely aligned with someone like Rob Bishop then he's aligned with Teddy Roosevelt.

Groups such as Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (both of whom get Trump money and have, perhaps as a result, seen huge increases in their budgets the past few years) would do well to stop pushing this "Zinke is Teddy reincarnated" BS and be more truthful and straightforward with the American people.

America's public lands, wildlife and wilderness legacy is at threat folks, and if anyone thinks Zinke, and his future boss President Trump, are going to protect (rather than exploit) that legacy is just being delusional.

Here's another good read about the hearing that Indy readers may be interested in.

Media normalizes climate science denial of Trump nominee for Interior Secretary

Now youre a hero if you dont imply that the worlds top scientists and governments are conspiring to deceive everyone

SOURCE: https://thinkprogress.org/media-normalizes…

Posted by Matthew Koehler on 01/19/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Obama should close the McKittrick loophole

Oh my God it had a radio collar? Such damning evidence, I'm sure 99 out of 100 Americans can pick out a radio collar at 200 yards, so yes lock them all up!!

especially lock up that dude who shoots a wolf that is in the location of his recently killed livestock, that rancher must be the most evil person I've ever met. A true drain on society, raising grass that converts carbon dioxide to oxygen, and providing you beef.

The #$%@ out of here with your California bull $#!t.

Posted by Rj Dieken on 01/19/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Student retention: UM's other (other) problem

People in Missoula have known about the Admin problems at the U for years now. Will we finally do something about it?

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 01/19/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Youth Dynamics expands teen addiction treatment to Missoula

We've got to get this country off of opium.The drug companies are getting us hooked. When the doctors realize this, they abandon us. Then we head to the street for the cheap stuff.

Most of it's coming from Afghanistan. We need to get our military out of that country. Then we need to clean up the corruption in Congress and turn that body's attention to Big Pharma and the evils they perpetrate against us.

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 01/19/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Obama should close the McKittrick loophole

are you aware that Eagles are often killed by these wind mill electrical generation sites? along with many other bird species? the DOE and USFW allowed a certain number to be killed, since it was inevitable that such happenings occur. However the government revised that allowable number to be Doubled- yes doubled, before punitive action results. Why are you not concerned with the Eagle deaths but yet are worried about wolves?

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Posted by Paul Middleton on 01/19/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Hey Betsy DeVos, you don't need a gun to get a bear out of your school—just ask Bozeman

a Black bear and a grizzly bear are two different animals.. Do some research before you write a dumb article. In the north east we have had just one black bear attack and it was back in 1960 s.. If you even get a glimpse of a black bear consider yourself lucky.

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Posted by Bob on 01/19/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Masters of their universe

Randy is a much appreciated model builder and manufacturer. Quality workmanship, modestly priced and devoted to making his customer happy. Thanks to the Missoula News for not painting model builders as nut cases interested in crashing toy trains. That stereotype image is very old. This is the world's greatest hobby. And building structures is my primary interest and has been for over 70 years.

Posted by Darryl Huffman on 01/19/2017 at 6:04 AM

Re: “Deepest cave discovered in the Bob

Wondering who will be the first to produce a documentary and sell viewing rights to PBS for all to enjoy. The journey in and out of the Bob alone would be well worth all the effort as another great adventure.

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Posted by Cynthia on 01/18/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Montana feeds Seattle

On the off hand that anyone stumbles across this story, here's another one to add to the list: Flint Creek (as in the mountain range), upstairs (upstream?) from Rock Creek ... http://www.seattleweekly.com/food/flintcreek-offers-up-a-meaty-menu-well-done/

Posted by Daniel Person on 01/18/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

I think you missed the point completely. I thought it was brilliant and so totally captured the love over ambition challenge. To me, it was not about the dancing or singing...or the brightly colored skirts. I am retired from professional theatre and have age and experience on my side - watched all the old musicals, as I am really ancient. Also saw many an actor who said, "I'm going to LA.", only to see them drag back into town two years later completely burned out. I got the movie 100% and would see it again!

Posted by Kate Haad on 01/17/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

"It's too long, the music isn't great, and I can't stand all the brightly colored twirling skirts." What a fucking joke you are. You probably wanted to make films yourself but you never made it so you throw out your miserable hatred on everything you can't understand. Let people dream and enjoy stuff that they believe is beautiful. Fucking Pseudo intellectual cunts.

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Posted by Spike Spiegel on 01/16/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Commander Zinke and the great land transfer flip-flop

For more information on federal land transfer issues go to: www.publiclandwatch.org

Posted by Tom Ribe on 01/16/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Commander Zinke and the great land transfer flip-flop

Zinke is going to find out that being wishy washy will make his life hard. Federal land transfers are a non starter with most people in the West. For more information on federal land transfers go to: www.publiclandwatch.org

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Posted by Tom Ribe on 01/16/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

A vastly overrated musical--Boring, too long, and irrelevant, at least to me. But, the Hollywood cronies love it. I was unable to sit through the entire film. I want my time back.

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Posted by RCA1042 on 01/15/2017 at 6:27 AM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

I love You Molly...you're just right

I apologize to "littlenightmusic" for clicking on "dislike"...was a finger error...sorry. I salute your comment instead.
Best regards from Panama

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Posted by Ricardo Quiel on 01/14/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

I love you. Before reading your opinion I felt like a pariah...kind of alien...now I'm alive again. Best regards from Panama

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Posted by Ricardo Quiel on 01/14/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “On record: For Better, Or Worse: John Prine

I couldn't agree more with the opening sentence of this review ("John Prine should be one of the four faces on songwriting's Mount Rushmore, cheek by jowl with Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen."). He's way under-rated. But I think the list should include Kris Kristofferson, and make it FIVE faces.

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Posted by alf on 01/14/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

What's next ? Remakes of those embarrassingly horrible, loony Busby Berkeley musical disasters of the 30s and 40s ?

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Posted by alf on 01/14/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

La La Land is far from glorious, unless it was a glorious train wreck. As a musical theater nerd/student/performer, I found the music awful. Anyone that thinks the songs were sophisticated obviously is not familiar with the works of Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Leonard Bernstein or anything else in the musical theater canon since the beginning of time. The songs were not memorable and none of them jumped out as something I would ever want to hear again. The dancing was also very lacking and that has more to do with the choreographer. Talented choreographers are able to take novice dancers and make them seem like they have been dancing all their life. If I want to watch a non-dancer dancing badly in their living room, I'll find it on YouTube. Don't make me pay for it and don't put it in a musical. I guess I was spoiled watching talented performers such as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and was hoping this movie would live up to the classics. This movie was complete crap compared to the great MGM musicals of the past. I felt like this film was a trick, where the producers emptied out expensive bottles of water and filled the bottles with toilet water and laughed at all the fools that drank it and thought "It's the best thing ever!". Those of us with formal musical theater training and experience we were not tricked and our well developed pallets were able to taste the sh*t in the water.

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Posted by LittleNightMusic77 on 01/13/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Fish, Wildlife and Parks appeals ethics knock over trailer loan

the MT FWAP cares NOTHING ABOUT OUR WILDLIFE....IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY...AND THEY MAKE A LOT FROM TRAPPERS!!!

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 01/12/2017 at 10:37 PM

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