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Re: “Should retirement homes have liquor licenses? The Montana Tavern Association (surprise, surprise) says nay.

The main problems with the current license framework in our great state of Montana are 1) licenses are limited and 2) licenses are transferable from one entity to another. The best way I can think to solve the problems is to phase in changes to these problems over a multi - year time frame. This would allow entities that have large investments in a license to not incur losses. A long term phased in approach would be good for the state economy, MTA, MBA and the citizens.

Posted by fishjd on 02/23/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Conserving energy extracted from public lands should be a no-brainer

"...whom will our Republican friends in the Senate listen to when it comes to a vote? Will they listen to the high-paid industry lobbyists, or will they listen to their constituents...." A rhetorical question, I assume. We all know damn well who they listen to !

Posted by alf on 02/23/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “A targeted solution to deadbeat dads: no hunting for you

It's up to the custodial parent to keep their info current with CSED so payments can be credited when they are made and keep in touch with them to make sure they haven't forgotten your case. Having been through this with my ex son-in-law they seem to favor the payer when hard ship is claimed. I had to call a couple of times a year to see what was happening with my case and when I found out he moved out of state I moved my case to that state. I may be dead before my grand daughter and daughter get what they are owed but I will never let him forget that he owes.

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Posted by erlyirn on 02/17/2017 at 12:41 AM

Re: “A targeted solution to deadbeat dads: no hunting for you

deadbeat is the right word...there is NO excuse for not taking responsibility and care of your children or for our "justice" departments to let you off the hook!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 02/16/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “A targeted solution to deadbeat dads: no hunting for you

*Very* well said, Dan Brooks.

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Posted by BigLover on 02/16/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “A targeted solution to deadbeat dads: no hunting for you

I think you hit on the real problem here: "Child support payments are pegged to income."

Montana has the 38th lowest personal income rate in the nation. We need to figure out how people can make more money here, and I'm not talking about adding a second or third part-time job.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/16/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Trump or Christianity: Greg Gianforte has a decision to make

Make America Great Again and start by draining the swamp with the unstable radicals in and out of our country no matter where they're from. Rat out public corruption. Go public with everything anyone is doing illegal. Call ICE on every illegal you see. This is the start of making America somewhat great. From there the sky is the limit of we all keep it going in that direction.

Good Luck!

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Posted by Liberating on 02/14/2017 at 9:53 PM

Re: “The Montana Senate's pre-emptive Sharia strike

I am completely and irrevocably opposed to spelling nonsensical "non-sensicle." Can we deport this guy?

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Posted by Ed Kemmick on 02/14/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “The Montana Senate's pre-emptive Sharia strike

Jeezus H. ! And the taxpayers are forces to pay these assholes not only a salary, but also per diem, to come up with this shit ?

When I lived in Montana, the politicians were a relatively sane lot (Pat Williams, for example). But now it appears that Montana's pols have gotten as stupid, irresponsible, idiotic, and out of touch with reality as have the ones in Idaho, when I currently live.

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Posted by alf on 02/11/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The Montana Senate's pre-emptive Sharia strike

Your snarky, sarcastic article only demonstrates your failure to be a well-read and informed citizen, not just of the US but of the world.

A proactive legislative body is, in my opinion, frequently more helpful than a reactive one.

This bill might not have been necessary if Missoula hadn't decided to play the phony "we're all so caring and loving here" card so a few people could pat themselves on the back for their good deeds and wait for the resettlement money to roll in.

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Posted by Linda Sauer on 02/10/2017 at 9:50 PM

Re: “The Montana Senate's pre-emptive Sharia strike

Your snarky, sarcastic article demonstrates only your personal failure to be an informed citizen, not only of the US, but of the world. In my opinion, a proactive legislative body is preferable to a reactive one.

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Posted by Linda Sauer on 02/10/2017 at 9:45 PM

Re: “The Montana Senate's pre-emptive Sharia strike

Must be something in the water in Missoula. Your article is as non-sensicle as the one in the Missoulian a week ago. Your ignorance, or perhaps your penchant to change America is showing. The Senators Bill makes perfect sense in our world today. Making fun of it shows your bias, as in all media today.

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Posted by Ed Kugler on 02/10/2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “The Montana Senate's pre-emptive Sharia strike

#SaveTheUtensils
Shared. Loved the article.

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Posted by Wyld Heart on 02/09/2017 at 10:45 AM

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

How is this a "Classic Strawman" argument? Zinke purports to be against federal land transfer, and last week Zinke voted to change house rules to make said land transfer easier. You either have poor comprehension skills, or you don't know wtf a strawman argument is.

Posted by Lynn Michele Wilbur on 02/07/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “The political appeal of going native

Anybody with an ancestor who not only lived and worked in Butte, America when Butte was Butte, if you follow me, but went to Deer Lodge for cattle rustling has my vote !

Posted by a on 02/07/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Trump or Christianity: Greg Gianforte has a decision to make

Gianforte has money and Jesus in the daytime depending on who he is talking to. He is really part of the problem of this era of little dictators wanting to turn us all into their serfs!

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Posted by Dennis Petrak 1 on 02/03/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The political appeal of going native

"prepare to hear boasts from candidates that "I'm a third (or fourth or fifth) generation Montanan."
Ever noticed that comments like "I'm an 8th or 10th generation Montanan" (anything beyond about 5 or 6) usually have the opposite effect? True natives who may be far more bonded than we immigrants just do not get the same consideration. Hmmmm!?

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Posted by Larry Campbell on 02/03/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Trump or Christianity: Greg Gianforte has a decision to make

In his inagural address, Trump stated two interesting ideas for Gianforte to mull over.
"We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone." "a child is ... infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator."

Perhaps he referred to Genesis 2-7: "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."

Posted by Carole Mackin on 02/03/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “The political appeal of going native

Democrats are the worst at pushing this narrative. Look at how Bullock's two east-coast ringers plastered the airwaves with Gianforte's out-of-state heritage a few months ago. They never could figure out where he was actually born. I'm sure we'll see more of it. Dems have to do anything they can to win, so low are their numbers outside the cities.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/02/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Trump or Christianity: Greg Gianforte has a decision to make

I was baffled by Gianforte's $20 million gift to his New Jersey university.

He only spent $6 million in the governor's race.

But would it have mattered if those numbers were reversed? He'd already spent more on TV ads than anyone else in the country, by voter or some such. That's pretty saturated.

If he couldn't win when all the other GOPers won via Trump's coattails, how's he gonna do it now?

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Greg Strandberg on 02/02/2017 at 10:52 AM

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