Get rid of him and all the obstructionists.
Daines voted to start the shutdown without having a plan in place to fix problems or any clue as to the ramifications of the shutdown itself. "What? You say it will cost billions?" So, in his ideological ignorance he was running blindly ahead into the dark without a plan. He only decided to change his mind after the population in a state heavily dependent upon the federal government started telling him what they thought of his support of the little tea party spearheaded fiasco.
Actually Daines voted with Nancy Pelosi to end the shutdown, increasing spending, and increasing government. That vote also increased our national debt. Daines wants to increase government like most folks who serve in Washington.
The Republicans just want to eliminate the competition. And had Rick Hill become governor you can be assured that SB 408 (LR 127) wouldn't have been pushed to the ballot for the voters to decide. SB 408 and SB 405 (ending same day registration) would have been sign into law. That's where the Republicans are upset with Libertarians because they held the balance of power in the governor's race. Of course Rick Hill had to run on his record which was brought out during the primary.
Daines would have voted for the budget bill but he's looking out for his Senate bid and making sure his votes will hold up next year when he has to explain them to the voters. Voters aren't looking for another big government conservative in Washington DC.
There are three states that have used a top-two primary, California (starting in 2011), Washington (starting in 2008), and Louisiana (starting in 1975 for state office and 1978 for congress, although it wasn't used in 2008 and 2010 for congress). There have been 85 instances in which a minor party member ran for federal or state office in a top-two election, and in which there were at least two major party candidates running. In all 85 cases, the minor party candidate did not place first or second and could not run in the general election. Mike Fellows is right; top-two is a method to smother minor parties.
Mr Daines has self-identified and acts as a member of the so-called "tea party caucus." As such, he voted nearly four dozen times to deny health insurance coverage to thousands of Montana citizens. He voted to shut down the government, thus costing taxpayers an unnecessary 24 BILLION dollars. Montana taxpayers are on the hook for a share of that. Then he voted against re-opening government operations so that wasted expenditure would keep piling up.
Mr Daines keeps mouthing platitudes about listening and serving Montana citizens, but I haven't seen even one instance of that. Instead, he has voted consistently in the House to serve the interests of far-right extremists at the expense of the people who elected him.
Actually here in MT there is no limit on the number of rounds you can have in a gun hunting big game. I was sure the limit was 4, but I asked a game warden directly and there is no limit (for big game hunting). So yes, if you wanted to you could hunt with an AK or an AR15. I hunt with a bolt action rifle, but its personal choice, not law.
As a Northwesterner, I'm tired of city folks trying to tell country folks how to live. I think it's time we dump wolves into the mountains of southern California and the rural areas outside of other major metropolitan areas.
And, then, I'll just lean back and...wait...
well put Bert Gill. Last time I checked the hunting regs, any gun having more than five rounds was illegal for big game hunting. so no ar-15 or ak-47 with thirty round magazines allowed. similar to pump or autoloading shotguns can only hold three shells for waterfowl.
Ya right, we need more "kids" hunting….read this:
I dont get the low blows on the NRA or the nonhunting gun owners. The NRA is the reason you get to hunt unfettered in the first place. Second, in 1970 a 10% tax was put upon all handguns with the money to be used for the Hunters Safety programs. So the people with the "big guns" are helping fund your recreation.
Hey Dan! This is indeed GREAT reportage! It is amazing what can be found out even if you are not the NSA!
There ARE alot of Natives in jail, and that would be because the legal system is about as corrupt as it gets. I used to sing in bars, and I can tell you that the majority of drunks I saw were WHITE. The WHITE culture introduced alcohol to the Natives, and there are at least as many WHITES driving drunk and getting into brawls as Natives, so WHY are the prisons being populated with Natives?
Havre does have it's problems, so you have to be careful who you piss off, when you go out and hit the town. The trouble is some people just can't handle alcohol.
I think the difference between you and an Indian, Greg, is that if you get hammered and wander around downtown, nobody claims that all white people are drunks.
Spot on, Dan. Thank you for the chuckles, while spotlighting ignorance.
Mr. Strandberg, please read history. It is a history far older than your ancestors in this beautiful country we white people now call our home. Had you, and yours, been treated so dismally, you might think differently.
My ancestors -- all from Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Scotland and England -- came to this country after it was stolen from the people who had lived here for thousands of years. I bear no gulit for my ancestors; I simply acknowledge this fact of depredation.
Drunk Indians is a common perception in the state, and having several of them walking around downtown Missoula in the summer while they're drunk doesn't help.
These opinions are going to stay in place until the tribes of the state stop feeling sorry for themselves, stop blaming the white man, and start taking responsibility for their actions. Having your representatives drive drunk and then act arrogant certainly doesn't help.
Indians in this state have yet to prove to me that their anything but a burden on our resources and a sad-luck case that I'm frankly tired of hearing about. My life sucks too and I've got no money, but no one would give a damn if I was complaining. I'm white.
I assume the CSKT owns the land in fee. Why does it want to put the land in BIA trust? To save $808?
Don't forget to add this to the "Drunk on Power" list....From a recent Indy no less....
Power grab: Bitterroot considers case for state ownership of public lands
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