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Re: “City skimps on Mutt Mitts

nice. Another good idea is to reuse the Missoulian newspaper delivery bags. Thats what i do. They make great mutt mitts, and i get a second use out of my newspaper bag.

Posted by dmgold on 07/22/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Bettering America

Love reading you as much as ever.

Posted by Janet Abbey on 07/21/2016 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Break with convention

xenophobic grief.....what's wrong with those people?

Posted by Jim Smith on 07/21/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Break with convention

His devotion to the other 98% of the GOP platform is what drives me to do everything in my power to send Denise to DC to replace him. I'm sure he's a nice guy and I'm glad to see so many of my fellow veterans continuing to serve their country even after discharge but his Party has lost it's bearings and is foundering on Fascist shores. Voting for anything other than the GOP candidates is simply a matter of self defense-we cannot allow the Greedy Oligarch Party to continue their destruction of our government, the tool We The People use to protect ourselves from aristocratic rule.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bob petersen on 07/21/2016 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Montana Film Office

I appreciate the story, but as with everything, there is so much more to it. Join the Montana Filmmakers & Media group via Facebook to learn more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MTFMA/?ref…

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by denster on 07/21/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Montana Film Office

Get an idea of film's economic impact in Montana, with actual numbers.

http://www.bigskywords.com/montana-blog/do…

Here's a plan to have the film office, the tourism office, and the Historical Society working hand in hand to get more films made about the state, and thus more interest in coming here and spending money.

http://www.bigskywords.com/montana-blog/th…

Posted by Greg Strandberg on 07/21/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Regents approve $70K signing bonus for UM vice president

Hey kinney...I realize as a MSU Alum it is difficult being able to find your fanny with both hands ..."Engtsrom is a great guy and is paying for Dennison"s mismanagement" ...what in the heck are you smoking I need get me some of that. Engstrom has been in charge 6 years now and it has been a disaster---- stop with the blaming everybody else when does Engstrom take responsibility after he has been here ten years???

For crying out loud give us all a break.

Posted by sal on 07/21/2016 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Shooting the moon

Waste of time and taxpayer money. The police in Missoula have shot more people than the criminals and just how many gun crimes are committed in Missoula?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chase on 07/20/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Regents approve $70K signing bonus for UM vice president

So.....cutting Jobs...cutting funding to various departments, cutting staff/hours and the like at the library....

Where the hell did they find the money for this little operation? If Engstrom is sharing his own over-inflated salary, I would support this...

But we all know he isn't. Is this where our Alumni "gifts" go? To finance another person who will not do a job, be a drain of financial resources, and end up failing?

Does the University, and the regents and such on the board, realize that CUTTING teachers, resources, funding for research and on campus facilities, actually detracts from any desire of prospective students to come here? Do they think that prospective students will read this and the other shenanigans that has plagued this school and say "Yes, i want to give them lots of money?"

Really?

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Posted by Morgan Kinney on 07/19/2016 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Regents approve $70K signing bonus for UM vice president

As an MSU alum I have more than enough competitive spirit to shriek with joy at anything MSU might do better than UM. That being said I just recently left a job where I worked with several hundred colleges and universities throughout the country including semi annual trips to UM over the entirety of the Engstrom Presidency and several years of Dennison. Dennison was a great guy but stayed way too long and in the end gave too much unchecked autonomy to too many. I saw UM as a speeding coaster on loose rails and it went off with all the publicity around the legally exonerated Jordan Johnson. He may be innocent in the eyes of the law and actually innocent but the manner in which the Dennison admin swept stuff under the rug with his and other cases, ignored it or worse yet didn't know it was happening has put UM into a tailspin it may not recover from. The downward trend in the pursuit of Liberal Arts degrees at a school that yes has STEM majors but isn't known for them hasn't helped. Any father with a daughter (and maybe even a son) google's UM and that Krakouer book is going to be on page one for some time even though assault is horrifically rampant on too many campuses. This was a necessary risk, at the right time to attract the best possible candidate. Engstrom is a great guy, a great leader that was handed a collapsing ivory tower of cards. The alternative theories of pay after performance are the reasons you get middle or lower tier candidates in job searches. Crady may fail, but so could anyone in this position. UM is a challenge for the next enrollment executive. He is taking a risk taking this job. A bigger one than at any similar institution. They had to invest and invest big in this position. We are at a precipice in higher ed of a bubble. Under utilized two years, ballooning 4 years and a demand for more for less will see hundreds of institutions, a smaller percentage state run, shut down in the coming decade. MSU's growth is phenomenal and against the trend and UM has a lot to offer, I've met a lot of college presidents and Engstrom is the right guy he's just swimming up a swift current and paying the price for years of neglect. I hate saying that as well because personally Dennison was a great guy as well but he stayed about 5 years too long.

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Posted by Tony Cerise on 07/19/2016 at 7:33 PM

Re: “A worthy investment

Facade -- you can put all the makeup you wish on that pig (giant tourist warehouse w/kitchenettes), it'll still be a pig!

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Posted by Joe Bear on 07/17/2016 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Smells like town spirit

Deja vu all over again....sort of....

The East Asians who migrated to the Americas from what is believed to have been Southwest Siberia can be said to have had a similar experience in all that they have lost and was taken from them by migrating colonialists in just a few generations. But the crimes committed on the First peoples of the Americas can not be compared to the migrations of today and deserve far more than just one line and I can not and will not try to serve that properly here.

Human migrations can be interesting:
From Africa to the world as a whole.
There was the First Peoples to the Americas from East Asia.
The Europeans to the Americas for colonialism.

To more modern times:
The dust bowl era mostly to California.
The rust belt to the southeastern part of the states for jobs and a better quality of life for their kids.

But the migrations are different now, seems to be more about whatever is trendy at the time:
Everybody in New England knows what a “Masshole” is.
Upstate New York disowns the city.
“Damn Yankees ruined The South”.
Wisconsin complains about Illinois.
Everybody from the Rocky Mountain states west complain about Californians.
Anybody remember Southern Utah or Colorado thirty years ago? Really some cool places before they were put on a map....

The new migrations seem to be focused on the rocky mountain states now, and specifically on Montana; but nobody comes to Montana for money unless you're a miner, real estate speculator, or a developer. So what is creating such a large draw? Why are so many migrating to a place that is expensive to live in and becoming more so as it grows and becomes more crowded and has few good paying jobs? Was it all those trendy magazine articles rating Missoula as the top ten of this, that, and the other thing?

Most Californians learned to be quiet about where they came from and why they were migrating here. Washingtonians were the opposite. They loudly and enthusiastically declared Montana to be “god's country” and therefor the trendiest place to be, and “Washington to be a hellhole” back in the late 90s, and by 2006, it seemed Washington state had annexed Western Montana. --why are local real estate prices nearly three times what local income can afford?

It is a bit too late, the horse has been let out of the barn, but we are experiencing some serious growing pains around here and we need to learn to step much more lightly and think about what we are doing to a place we all want to love before it is loved and capitalized on to death. I'm tell you that this cancerous growth this place is inflicted with is not sustainable and will kill this place! It has been seen many times before!

The “Last Best Place” is well on its' way to being just like everywhere else....but too expensive for locals to afford!

Posted by Joe Nomad on 07/17/2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Shooting the moon

It's to bad this councilor and the others can't focus on something more relevant like getting spending under control.

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Posted by erlyirn on 07/16/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Postal service

Sandra - that's a good point; one I didn't think about. The box is YOUR property; therefore, the post office shouldn't have say about who else touches it. You, however, have that right.

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Posted by ol' az hippie chick on 07/15/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Postal service

He has no business touching any part of my mailbox. If any of my mail comes up missing, he's suspect #1.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sandra Stillwell Hunter on 07/15/2016 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Shooting the moon

Perfect proof that being a "rocket scientist" doesn't necessarily make you smart. Let the Californication of Montana begin, starting with outsiders such as this bozo, funded by out-of-state money. And the funniest part isn't that this legislator is trying to bypass state law, but that if this somehow miraculously passes, pawn shops and gun shops in Missoula will feel the financial brunt of this due to Missoula residents simply patronizing out-of-city pawn shops and gun shops, or making sure their private transactions occur outside of Missoula.

Way to go, von Lossberg. You're on the road to financially impacting the constituents you allegedly serve. In fact, I would charge that you don't serve your Missoula constituents, but rather the out-of-state money interests that are funding your war chest. You're a disgrace.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by A proud Missoulian on 07/15/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Rehberg: I'm opening a Popeyes in Missoula

Garbage food, Anywhere USA! -- it's the trendy thing to do!

Where the hell is Missoula anyway, and do so many people want to relocate there?

Posted by Joe Bear on 07/15/2016 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Postal service

It will probably cost him more to go to court than it would have for bulk rate postage or for a couple of teens to hang them on doors.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by erlyirn on 07/15/2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Shooting the moon

"Days ahead of the Oct. 19 public hearing, Fox indicated his leanings in a press release saying he believes the proposed ordinance is prohibited by state law and "likely violates our constitutional right to keep and bear arms."

I don't have any Constitutional rights. I have unalienable Constitutionally PROTECTED rights which we the people created the govt and gave it the DUTY to protect.


"After the ordinance's public hearing in October, political and public will seemed to be in its favor. A survey of 350 Missoula County residents, commissioned by advocates, found that 82 percent of gun owners, including 73 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of independents, supported requiring background checks on all gun sales. The majority of submitted public comment and testimony was in favor of the ordinance. And the votes from council appeared to be there."

A survey commissioned by the advocates? Oh pleaeeeess. LOL If I pay you to do a survey you had better come up with results favorable to what I'm advocating. Behavior mod/group management facilitation 101

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by niam on 07/15/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “The long view

Yes it's true old ladies at school athletic events have been known to use the boy's bathroom. It's a common scene. A big crowd -- women and girls lined up at the girl's bathroom. Boy's room has emptied out.

Grandma forgot to put on her Depends and there's no denying -- it's an emergency. The only sane course of action is to post a guard at the boy's bathroom and follow nature's call. The alternative would be a puddle in the hall.

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Posted by Carole Mackin on 07/15/2016 at 8:55 AM

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