"This is why business interests are so interested in transferring federal lands to the states: State government is easier to buy off."
More on this please.
What did you expect ? Comandante Zinke is just another egotistical, two- faced, opportunistic liar who's gone to Washington to feather his own nest.
Just face it... Washington is full of traitors to the people... all of the people except the rich!
This is a classic "Strawman" - meaningless tripe.
It's going to take more than consuming less to address the real harm coming to us from the current political Death Star. Finding and supporting new leaders with better ideas begins yesterday.
The foolish notion that we have the right to know is what gets us in trouble. The right to know what we are paying for has long been dead. We keep complaining about it, but do nothing to demand change. We claim to not be sheep, but are the first ones in line when the shears come out.
less meat, less heat, more life
You control what goes on your plate multiple times every day. No regulations or elected officials are needed for you to stop putting meat there. Meat production is wasteful, polluting and its consumption is actually not all that good for human health. What do you eat instead? everything else!
Curtis's senatorial campaign was too tepid and conventional, IMO.
When the repuglikan dirt-diggers "exposed" her strong union ties, Rather than trying to disavow it and distance herself from them, I feel she should have grabbed it, put it proudly on her sleeve, and run with it.
For example, in 1917, the Granite Mountain-Speculator mine fire killed over 160 miners. It remains to this day, the worse hard rock mine disaster in the country's history. Living in Butte, where that disaster occurred, Amanda could/should have used that as just one example of why she stands so strongly pro-worker and pro-union.
Even though that fire was 100 years ago, and safety and working conditions have improved, much remains to be done, and the gains made in the past century may very well be threatened by the incoming pretzeldunce and the repuglikan kongress.
Run Amanda, and don't be afraid to campaign as a true champion of the worker !
Your assertion that Amanda Curtis is a good candidate because she received 41% of the vote during a much abbreviated US Senate run really needs to be rolled back. Your logic would have us believe that a 41% return is a remarkable achievement, and given the chance at a longer effort Amanda would surely top 50%, as if the political climate in Montana is somehow akin to the Tortoise and Hair parable.
To be clear I believe that Amanda is probably well liked by the Democratic base, especially in certain areas. However, a vote for a candidate who is well liked by the base counts exactly the same as a vote for someone who is just mostly liked by the base. You can look no further than Ryan Zinke's recent victory as a good example of how this works.
It is very likely that the 41% of the popular vote that Curtis received in '14 represents just the base Democratic vote, with the addition of a few Independents who didn't want to vote for Steve Daines for whatever reason. That is a long way from winning. I have not read any compelling reason to believe that the Independents and moderate Republican voters needed to secure a statewide election in Montana will warm up to Amanda.
Don't get me wrong, Amanda Curtis most surely has a role to play in Montana Democratic politics for sometime to come, and it certainly takes a wide spectrum of folks to make politics work right. We desperately need all that energy, and Amanda seems to have a lot to offer.
Still, Curtis emerging as the early Democratic favorite might have more to do with the jockeying of the statewide teachers organization that funds a large percentage of the Montana Democratic Party effort than any careful consideration of Curtis as a truly viable candidate. Just ask yourself if you think that Curtis can match the broad appeal that Pat Williams had when he beat Ron Marlenee by 51% or Cy Jamison with just 49%. Ask yourself because that's exactly the kind of appeal it's going to take for a Democrat to win this seat for the foreseeable future. Is your answer no? Then let's keep looking.
Sarah, a beautiful story. It's obvious you loved Mucky. Even before I read your story, my response to this Daily Stormer proposal to have a march in Whitefish was to commit myself to going up there in opposition to this march. Not to belittle these guys but just to show them that there are people, and hopefully many people, that do not share your views. Your piece has only strengthened my resolve. Thank you.
Richard Spencer is a spoiled brat who needs to quit being coddled by his mother and get a real job. I hear he raised almost a half million dollars for his "think tank"... that's a lot of lift tickets! There's a sucker born every minute as the nazi scum trolling these comments demonstrate.
Dan, please put on your big boy panties and suck it up. Get some therapy and move on.
The nasty pig ho was the most disgusting candidate you ignorant progressives could have possibly run for president. Thank goodness Bernie the commie is out of the picture as well. The only thing this vote meant was that in spite of the votes of 10 million illegal Mexicans in California, Oregon and Washington the real Americans showed up to vote for America. We real Americans are sick and tired of the antics of all of the democrat and republican parties!
Thank goodness there is a chance to get this country moving again. Can't wait for the current commie to vacate the White House. I hope they don't try to steal the furniture from the White House like the Clintons did when Bill the pervert and the Pig Ho left back in 2000. Nuff Said
I agree with your column that we have essentially screwed ourselves with the upcoming Trump presidency. Hillary certainly is qualified to be an exceptional president but with the Russian hacking and then Director Comey sending his last minute letter to Congress over nothing, she was done in. Three states previously Democratic and ignored by the Democrats turned their backs on her by little more than 80,000 votes.
As a Republican Congress revokes the Affordable Care Act and Medicare goes to a voucher system and Social Security is threatened, millions will feel politically scammed. Trump and the Republican party will be responsible even though they lie about three systems that are working and can be tweaked to improve and last longer financially.
It is so hard to believe this kind of thing can be happening today!! I am part Jewish, my grandparents were Jewish but were certainly not wealthy! The last time I saw this kind of sickening attitude in this country was in 1960 when I joined the Air Force and was stationed in Charleston, SC. The prejudice and horrific treatment of people that were "not white" was incredible. I was young and had never seen it before. I became friends with blacks and then all hell broke loose. I was bullied and threatened but to me it just made me more determined not to give in to them...I feel the same today...the words "white supremacist" simply describe a mentally challenged idiot who will push someone else around because they do not believe the way you do...just another example of the disgusting KKK!!!
To Justafriend I have not lived a Shelter life. I in fact have lived at one time in the Ghetto in Seattle and being White and Indian was not easy. But I believe still that everyone and Race has good and Bad people in it. I was stabbed in the Fourth grade so I do know all about life good and Bad. I choose to try and look at the positive. And I do not agree with the woman trying to run any one out of town. Everyone has there right of freedom of speech but not to terrorize anyone for any reason no matter what faith or race you are. And believe me ,I do and my Family know how to defend ourselves if it came down to it.
Mrs. Lewis, Thank you for your post. It, despite what you realize supports our position: "race is real" and this fact is what Richard Spencer is all about. His existence is born out of necessity and validation of what you say, "all races are beautiful". If you do not realize I respectfully point you to contentions of nonwhite races living in our great nation who believe overwhelmingly whites are responsible for their troubles. Look around. Richard is simply sticking up for whites. I think you will agree by living in MO you live a sheltered existence. I would encourage you to travel if you have not to the inner cities and do so at night, unarmed and share your thoughts of their beauty with them. Tell them this... I am sure it will go over well. Before you judge us, maybe you should ask yourself who will say no to the many who desire harm upon whites when that day arrives? I will give you guess....
Beautifully written. This story is true.
It is quite disingenuous for the Jewish community to cry persecution when in fact they were the ones extorting Mrs Spencer and attempting to force the sale of her property. Non violent protest of this injustice is the right of all Americans.
The jewish realtor tried to force Richard Spencer mother to sell her building. The jewish realtor threaten protests that would drive down property values. The jewish realtor threaten the business of one of the renters of the building.
Playing the victim isn't working anymore, try something else.
Thank You for the beautiful story. More people need to remember History before it repeats its ugly self. All Races are beautiful and can be ugly too. You choose which you are going to be.
I live in the Flathead and I am a Native Montana. We need to let people know that we are not like this Man which does not deserve that respect being called a Man he is a child and is acting like a child.
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