Great commentary, Dan. Because of people like Strandberg, I fear for us all.
Howard Stern, huh?
I guess if I was a member of the People's Power League I'd be upset that Trump is going to win Montana as well.
I wonder what Miles Romney would have thought back in the 1910s. Remember, he railed against the same kind of corruption in the Democratic Party that we see today, left the Party because of it.
The answer to Mr. Strandberg's question. Howard Stern
Everyone knows that the first sign old-timers disease is a loss of short-term memory and repetition of what was just said because the old-timer didn't remember having just said it.
Nice article, Dan. You boiled it down to the basics.
The author of this article is completely discredited by failing to acknowledge the utter fraudulence of the Democrat candidate who admittedly stole her party's nomination - no, it's not a conspiracy theory - and who doesn't care that we all know it. This kind of half baked journalism is what I've learned to expect from biased social justice reporters who live in some fantasy world of imagined sleights and magic dragons.
I love the thinking of the media.
Let's recount the number of times the media has said Trump is done:
"They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists..."
"I like war heroes that aren't captured."
"Blood coming out of her...wherever."
"How stupid are the people of Iowa."
"Total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country."
And that was just last year.
This year we've had the Cruz JFK angle, the Khan family, and now the weight-gaining former Miss America.
I can't wait to see what the media says will sink Trump next.
hey strandberg--thug is a racist term---come mon man knok it off.
January 2013 comment by Pat Williams:
UM "recruited thugs for its football team.”
Here's an idea to improve Griz football and the community while driving down costs at the same time:
Stop recruiting thugs
Stop recruiting from CA
Of course, when someone like Williams comes along and tells it like it is we get all up in arms and threaten to take his job away, as was done.
No wonder nothing changes - why would you want to discuss the problems when you get that kind of backlash?
So we'll just see the same problems again. Happens all the time when you sweep things under the rug.
Let's not forget, our own Senator Tester was the first to use a must pass rider to delist an endangered species, the wolf. His precedent is going viral of course. Who needs democratic process when you need to get re-elected. Tester is blind to ecology or conservation, yet he boldly jumps in the deep end introducing radical policy changes that have terrible implications. His lack of appreciation for wild nature is rivalled only by his disdain of democratic process.
Any state employee is an appropriate passenger on the state-owned vehicle called the "Governors Plane." Even I have flown on this plane as an employee of DEQ. What might have been more of a problem was if Mrs. Bullock had been on the plane. State vehicles are for the use of state employees. So the Republicans have their complaint backwards -- as usual.
SO THE NASTIES DID IT AGAIN....SLAUGHTERHOUSE MONTANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We've got the same problem in Montana that we do nationally - people aren't that excited about voting for either candidate.
Maybe Matt Gibson should set an example and raise his employees a minimum of $72,000 per year so that they can all afford a house in Missoula.
I believe raising the minimum wage in communities like Missoula and tying them to the LIVING WAGE would be a good start. It would allow people to make enough to rent or possibly in time buy a home, and it would allow property owners to pay their taxes, mortgages, and repair costs whether they are owner occupied homes or rentals. With low wages, and a popular location to live, there is no solution. And government subsidies for "low-income" housing will never solve the problem.
Gee wiz Seems Missoula is allergic to the housing crisis facing the Congolese refugees. LOL
Capitalism in a trendy Boomtown!
Ain't America great!
A few trendy magazines need to sell their product; so they declare us to be in the top ten places to live for this, that, and the other thing; and somehow, even made up a few more categories to rate us with. Now we have an exploding population growth, exploding housing costs, and an abused and diminished quality of life.
It seems that Anywhere USA is the place to be so long as it is trendy and expensive. It was true that Missoula was a really unique and special place, but that was before those magazine articles. Most of my favorite places in this region aren't worth going back to anymore; the trendy have consumed everything like swarms of hungry locust.
A problem has been recognized. Now how do we stop the gentrification and the greed so the locals can remain in their homes. So those who grew up here could have a future here without having to wait to inherit their parents property, if they are one of the lucky 48% to own property in Missoula -- where is the "American Dream" in Missoula, MONTANA!?
Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was
Good column, Dan. Spot on!
You have just described all the problems we have in Santa Cruz, CA. Only multiply your Missoula numbers by 4 or 5.
Someone asked "what's the solution?" There is none, alas. Not until people stop using houses as investments, wanting to sell the house for more than they bought it and getting every last penny they can get.
And now add to the students mix the refugees. The R&P Abstract should have dealt with refugee housing in conjunction with student housing, low income, high rents etc.
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