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Re: “Cuppa Christ

We love you pastor.

Posted by Courtney on 07/01/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “The one that got away

email me larainebaxter@hotmail.com

Posted by Laraine Baxter on 06/30/2016 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Becoming an Elk

Beautiful. Thank you for all your research in writing this.

Some get hung up on the belief in God requirement, even implying it's akin to racial discrimination.. Elks choose to say a nondenominational prayer at meetings and big events. I feel we have the right to safeguard that practice. Ultimately God is the source of our values, moral codes, and for me, the energy to serve others.

I spent many years in the state university system, great years even though more than a few times I faced hostility and disrespect toward my religion from the podium and theater stage.

However at an Elks lodge I am not put on the offense for being a believer. Moreover I think Elks should evoke God as a reminder of our duty toward others and as an expression of our gratitude. It also reminds us to be humble, a virtue waning. Thus I personally might argue that it is to a small but fundamental degree a religious organization, though overwhelmingly it is a fraternal and charitable organization.

I so respect and defend atheists' rights also to believe as they choose and to set requirements for their associations. If Elks are wrong in declaring upfront to any potential members that this is exclusively a theistic organization, what next? Charge the Salvation Army with discrimination for requiring that their captains believe in God?

Posted by Elk Doe on 03/12/2016 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Mr. Mushroom

Beautiful writing. Fine writing. Good for you. The only change, a cheap criticism, should be "a baby's hand," not "a baby's handshake." I know you thought about it, but babies are primarily still objects… of love, I suppose. They do not extend a handshake, nor do we want them to. Thanks for writing so well.

Posted by butterpie on 01/28/2016 at 1:30 AM

Re: “Judge not...

This last Tuesday and Wednesday, January 5th and 6th, 2015, I witnessed the corruption of this very Judge. He allowed a perpetrator of threatening e-mails to women, by a University of Montana employee, to convict, William Windsor, of “Lawless America” for Misdemeanors. Windsor is filming a major documentary about judicial corruption in this country. He came to Missoula to help women who have been victimized by the family courts in Montana. Judge Haynes had refused William Windsor a temporary order of protection, before a traffic court judge issued a temporary order of protection for the perpetrator. Judge Haynes, with his out of control tufts of silver grey hair, appeared as a deranged buffoon. Mr. Windsor was defending himself pro se, and was denied due process of law. The prosecutor, Jennifer Clark, consistently interrupted Mr. Windsor with her “Objection!”, to which nine times out of ten, Judge Haynes would retort, “sustained!” It was a ludicrous circus not intended by our forefathers in our United States Constitution. What hope is there for our precious country when the very people who are attempting to stop white collar batterers in the courts are circumvented from doing so. Haynes needs to be unelected. Deborah Lynne Connor 801-654-3140

Posted by Deborah Connor on 01/07/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Using Her Religion

There already is a Goddess. Just believe in her.

Posted by Steve Shuba on 11/23/2015 at 7:42 AM

Re: “What's that smell?

Did anyone think about enzymes? They are expensive but work!

Posted by DiAna Luttrell on 10/10/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Tribal tribulations

now the rest of the story. Rodney fish Gervais beat all the critics and overcame this crises. I was not convicted despite a tremendous amount of money and resources provided towards burying me. this was a clear case of a conspiracy dirty rotten politics. Have walked the curacy life, I am no angle but i was not quality of this bullshit they manufactured on me. i have made allot of mistakes in my life but in this case I was not guilty of the trumpet up charges my emeries leveled against me. dam they almost pulled it off . but I prevailed because i was innocent in this case and walked out of this miss with no criminal record and exonerated. looking back on this I learned never to trust the media, keep your allies close and your enemies closer. what goes around comes around, the highway patrol got himself into a sexual misconduct incipient and is no longer with the highway patrol, the prosecutor is in prison. the other council were all voted out of office. me I returned back to school an completed my masters in public admin in tribal government and am preparing to run for office come this next election. I beat them and am enjoying life now.

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Posted by rodney gervais on 09/13/2015 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Dogfight

The problem concerning roaming canines as of this day has been solved. As a business-owner, 206 Main Street, an avid chef and dog lover, I have been preparing spiced dog-sausage from the remains of these tasty well-fed beasts. Everyone remarks of the delicious woof sausage I am delivering free to all members of the Hot Springs community. Next week, after we round up 30 or more mixed-breed designer Chihuahuas, we'll be starting production of our famous new "hot dog". Bon Apetite.

Posted by jon dobson on 08/22/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Montana sucks

Sorry dud, But like most people in "rape Nation" you are full of yourself. I lived in you little backwards rape nation, alcoholic city for 6 miserable years. It is a city full of people who do not even realize what bigots they are.

A city more than any other that needs rape crisis counseling. A city which if full of politicians that are liberal, corrupt, Nimbys who have one access to culture. that is at the yogurt display in the local supermarket

They have a multi cultural market which means that vendors are 50 shades of white. You have an obamatron mayor who may be only good at winning a food eating contest if Chris Christie did not show up! The only national award the Griz will win is NCAA felon Champions or sexual abuse champions.

You have a city Clowncil that endorses a candidate who was arrested for drunk driving and a city that even serves beer at its downtown kids events. Where a drunk driver served less than 2 years for plowing down and killing two teenage firls.

Lets not even get into the morons who run the largest utility company in Missoula. Where you get a large utilty bill even if you do not use any electricity. While the price gougers who work for the company take vacations on your money. Of course this Left wing utilty company just blames it on Bush!

You restaurants serve overpriced bland food that in most cases fall short of even being able to compete with fast food. But, in Missoula, the residents have been taught to look through those rose colored glasses bad ignore how crappy your city looks to people with real lives.

A few years ago I visited a place called Treasure donuts, absolutely on of the most horrible Doughnut shops I had ever been to. The Missoulian raved about how wonderful it is. The nonelectric media raved about it. The locals went into their buy local mantra. But, as liberal Missourians do. They still bought their dozen donuts from the demon Wal Mart stores. As local business closes in Missoula , Larger companies continue to smash the local business. So much for the feel good liberal, buy local crap. It is where local hipsters can gather at an animal rights protest wearing Nikes and leather jackets. lol

Missoula, Montana........ A city that makes many claims that are nothing more than fiction. A city that is is denial that they have a much higher rape per ca pita rate than NYC. If that is not sad enough. Let's not forget that about half the rapes in Missoula are not even reported. Why would they be? When residents put te status of the lowly college football team ahead of the safety and sanity of female college students. A all white city that deserves the name "RAPE NATION"

Posted by Don Iarussi on 08/12/2015 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Montana sucks

Sorry dude, But like most people in "rape Nation" you are full of yourself. I lived in you little backwards rape nation, alcoholic city for 6 miserable years. It is a city full of people who do not even realize what bigots they are.

A city more than any other that needs rape crisis counseling. A city which if full of politicians that are liberal, corrupt, Nimbys who have one access to culture. that is at the yogurt display in the local supermarket

They have a multi cultural market which means that vendors are 50 shades of white. You have an obamatron mayor who may be only good at winning a food eating contest if Chris Christie did not show up! The only national award the Griz will win is NCAA felon Champions or sexual abuse champions.

You have a city Clowncil that endorses a candidate who was arrested for drunk driving and a city that even serves beer at its downtown kids events. Where a drunk driver served less than 2 years for plowing down and killing two teenage firls.

Lets not even get into the morons who run the largest utility company in Missoula. Where you get a large utilty bill even if you do not use any electricity. While the price gougers who work for the company take vacations on your money. Of course this Left wing utilty company just blames it on Bush!

You restaurants serve overpriced bland food that in most cases fall short of even being able to compete with fast food. But, in Missoula, the residents have been taught to look through those rose colored glasses bad ignore how crappy your city looks to people with real lives.

A few years ago I visited a place called Treasure donuts, absolutely on of the most horrible Doughnut shops I had ever been to. The Missoulian raved about how wonderful it is. The nonelectric media raved about it. The locals went into their buy local mantra. But, as liberal Missourians do. They still bought their dozen donuts from the demon Wal Mart stores. As local business closes in Missoula , Larger companies continue to smash the local business. So much for the feel good liberal, buy local crap. It is where local hipsters can gather at an animal rights protest wearing Nikes and leather jackets. lol

Missoula, Montana........ A city that makes many claims that are nothing more than fiction. A city that is is denial that they have a much higher rape per ca pita rate than NYC. If that is not sad enough. Let's not forget that about half the rapes in Missoula are not even reported. Why would they be? When residents put te status of the lowly college football team ahead of the safety and sanity of female college students. A all white city that deserves the name "RAPE NATION"

Posted by Don Iarussi on 08/12/2015 at 9:26 AM

Re: “George's claim

Check out the Oath Keepers website...they are going to come to Montana to protect "George" from the evil Forest Service. What I like best is they say that simply by staking a mining claim and filing it properly that claim becomes personal property and the government has to no right to regulate it. So....maybe environmental group members should start staking mining claims in the most important areas they want to protect...I mean if it works for some it should work for all and we can all have faith that the oathkeepers will rush in with their guns to protect our right to have our piece of paradise.

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Posted by kspar on 08/06/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Did Cody do it?

A previous commenter posted that the Montana innocence project kept coming to his house and bothering him, and the family and the witness told them to quit bothering us you are not welcome here. They had the nerve to say I don't know why they keep bothering us. Well duhh!! you idiots. If someone is innocent of something they've been convicted of, the only way to look further into the situation is to re-examine the information / witnesses that originally took part in the case. It makes sense that they don't want to be bothered because even if it really did happen, it's still annoying to be bothered all the time. That being said, it doesn't mean that you should be surprised or wondering why they keep attempting to talk with you. Or expecting them to stop bugging you. That is the only way they can re-evaluate the case. You think you don't want to be bothered, and you are sick of being pestered. Well put yourself in Cody's shoes believe me you would want someone on your side out pestering people to get the truth also.

Posted by Kelly T on 08/02/2015 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Skeletal remains

Just to clarify - I found " Debbie Deer Creek " or Marcella Bachmann on December 24th 1984 and I didn't have my dog with me.

Posted by Dan Standish on 07/12/2015 at 9:52 PM

Re: “It's your Griz package!

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Posted by Wimberly William on 05/21/2015 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Biking Bad

"I cut down many of the trees on Meow Mix in 2005, something for which I still feel ashamed, but what was I suppossed to do, quit my trails job. I fully agree with Mr. Power that any ecological damage caused by the original Meow Mix trail is dwarfed by the impacts from the Lolo N.F.' efforts to close the trail. "
Don't be ashamed. All one has to do is open a sattelite view on Google Maps and there are much greater damages being inflicted by others who simply have deep pockets. This dialogue has made me grow quite weary. I'm from missoula and my Dad and brothers rode the rattlesnake every day on their dirt bikes without issue. Seriously people there are millions of acres of forested land and a trail affects such a small percentage that I give serious kudos to those who are willing to break their back creating new trails. This new mentality that we were never supposed to use the land that is available to us, but rather leave it to timber companies and mining operations to rape and pillage drives me crazy. Stop hugging trees and use them. Stop tearing up artwork that many man hours went into creating and use your resources to plan more recreational opportunities.

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Posted by Born and Raised on 05/04/2015 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Missoula and beer: A history

Hello: It was great news to hear that "Highlander" was back and has been back for some time. Happened to thing about it his afternoon and went to the "web". Grew up in Polson. As a teenager in the early to mid 50's Highlander was "The Beer". It was in the bottle and not the can. Remember quite a few nights at Turtle Lake with classmates and Highlander. One beer that became somewhat popular was Coors - out of Denver (i think).
Hope to come back to Montana, living in Thailand at this time, and have a "Highlander" in the bottle.

Thanks for a great story.

bob

Posted by bob on 04/11/2015 at 5:27 AM

Re: “News without a view

as a 70's journalism student I learned to expect a lot from daily newspapers. My expectations continue a downward slide that coincides with the conglomeration/corporatism that has gutted American Journalism. At one time I made a point of reading at least two of our state's daily papers every day, cover to cover. I no longer bother. It was predicted that the internet and email would spell doom for the Postal Service, much the same is presumed to be true for print journalism. Online shopping turned doom to boom for USPS; not counting the 75 year pre-payment fiasco inflicted by Congress the Post Office has had multi-billion dollar surpluses for the past four years. Some more intelligent thinking could do the same turn-around for Print Media.

Posted by bob petersen on 04/03/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Has the Green Investment Group sold Missoula down the river?

I'd like to respond to the comment by Bathurst Native. I say that when life gives you rocks you can always use them to build a rock garden. If indeed all that has been left behind is a war zone, what those in power might do is work on bringing in a film crew and check out the viability of building this property into a film location perhaps even a film studio. MGM eat your heart out.

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Posted by maggie on 12/03/2014 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Under the halo

If you ever read this, Jim, I'm so sorry for your loss. I had no idea you lost your son so close to the death of my Grandpa Mike. That must have been an extremely tough month. Thank you for sharing your story with the Missoula Independent.

Posted by Sarah Boston on 11/06/2014 at 11:07 AM

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