An indy staffer witnessed a drunk and obnoxious mayor and didn't report it? What about the public's right to know?
What is going on with this guy? (He's our own Zootown version of Rob Ford, without the cocaine.) So much for transparency in government! And what's up with The Missoulian disabling its comments section on the relevant article on him in yesterday's paper? (Nice move guys. Don't you wish you had someone as "in the bag" for you as these guys were for him yesterday?) Precipitating event? Was it domestic? Was there and/or some other incident at the airport? Also, did the drinking effect this whole spiraling downward situation with the water company? (Mark my words, citizens of Missoula, we're going to be paying long and hard, and "through the nose" for a lifetime--through our rates and paying back bonded indebtedness for this personal Tinkertoy/obsession!) The spending, even so far, on this is like that of a drunken sailor! And, lastly, does he have no shame, already lining up his 2017 mayoral run? (Is there truly "something in the water" on this point? Talk about pol blood running through your veins.) From what I've seen, half of Missoula has already forgiven this guy--without all the facts. Be compassionate folks, but, as they say folks, don't be chumps! What a town!
It's apparent that the position of mayor is too overwhelming for Engen. First he can't stop a food addiction. Corrects it after tax $$$$ cover his operation. Now for alcohol abuse. Also complements from tax $$$$$. What will be his next psychological demon? For his own health, those who love him and the Missoulians who he claims he loves and is dedicated to, he should resign.
Fantastic that this man was wise enough to realize his problem and get help! A real hero! Wish there were more like him! Im proud of him and his accomplishment. HOOORAY John!
Who can or will run against Engen in 2017?
I know Harlan Wells has mentioned he might. I can see David "Doc" Moore mounting a challenge, perhaps Champ Edmunds, Susan Cundiff, Bill Murray, and...anyone else?
That's the GOP side. For the Dems, we know Engen needs a primary challenger so he can raise more money in the election cycle. Who might that be, and will they be a serious challenger or a paper tiger?
I hope we can start talking about this more. The city is the most taxed in Montana and we're trying to get a local option sales tax too. Jobs aren't paying that much and it's been that way for years.
I feel it's time for new leadership...but who?
John Engen is a very brave man in a public arena. I too I am a recovering alcoholic....27 yrs. It is a beast that lives with you everyday, because the drink is only as far away as the end of your arm....It is not an easy thing to say you have a problem then go to treatment, even if you have no public exposure. It is still very difficult to face the questions that you have to face and be honest about it.
I wish Our Mayor the Best in his Journey......I know he can do it.
We have no business sending troops to Standing Rock. The Indians are right! The Oil Companies are wrong! Bring those people back home today Governor!
"And I am 1/4 Native myself, so don't call me racist for my on-site observations." Sorry you are DEFINITELY a racist! And ignorant. I guess the two go hand in hand.
This isn't about fear of oil spills, if it were they would rather have the oil transported by this new, high tech pipeline rather that by Warren Buffets railroad or via tanker trucks. The odds of a disaster happening are many times higher by rail or truck transport. And I bet my bottom dollar that at least 80% of the NATIVES protesting have no job and probably never had one in their life, and that those same 80% suck off the government (taxpayers). What can you do when you don't work, suck off the government and are bored?? You go protest, smoke weed, get drunk and on and on. And I am 1/4 Native myself, so don't call me racist for my on-site observations.
Since when is a peaceful protest an "unlawful gathering"? ("The troopers made direct contact with demonstrators once: to arrest four people who 'would not disperse an unlawful gathering'")
And the gang of hired thugs ("security guards") that sicked their dogs on the water protectors back on September 3rd, as reported by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!, and quickly went viral, were a "lawful" gathering ?? Gimme break !
The Democrats entrenched with union powers to boot just cannot avoid the corruption so rampant in the colossal self protecting system so cozy to members of this class of high rollers. I'm a disabled veteran still not wanting to join in the feast off taxpayer blood.
Had the Dems ran a better candidate maybe they could have won, but instead they gave us the most corrupt, deceitful, lying candidate in history - Hillary. I just couldn't bring myself to vote for another crap sandwich.
Let's hope that the national dimacrap establishment learned something from this fiasco : to remember that the the blue collar workers were, and should still be, the bedrock foundation of the party, and can be ignored only at the party's peril.
Do we really think North Dakota Indians are more important than oil? I'm surprised the corporate media is even paying attention to the Standing Rock protests at all.
Do NOT trust them! They bought my forclosed home in July of 2015 and said to us "We want you to stay in your home" and in February of 2016 they called us and said "We want to make a profit off your home, (the home my parents built to raise me in) so please be out in 30 days." They are lying leeches and that is all they will ever be.
I have a feeling in 2018 Democrats will tell their $14 an hour canvassers not to collect ballots.
Totally laughable...I wonder what kind of lawyering she did in San Diego? Immigration rights??
Don't vote for Zinke. Vote for Denise Juneau.
Zinke's wife's comment makes me ill. Ryan is for sale and wants a cabinet position with Trump.
Talking about beating a dead horse. How can any woman support a man who demeans woman and other minorities right and left. Stop Zinke do not vote for him
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