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Re: “Being John Lewis

I think a number of Montanans have the same sentiment as Mr Logic. As for me, I'm making that statement known on the ballot. I'm voting Libertarian first and if no real choice available, NOTA

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Posted by niam on 10/18/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Explosive situation

Good heavens get a grip on yourselves. I made 61 years doing all kinds of crazy fun stuff like this. Life is for living you ignorant twit! You probably wear a helmet when you ride your bicycle. You idiots coddle your children and turn them into brainless idiots and sissies. No wonder there are not many real men left maybe it is your fault that we have queers everywhere.

Hell get out there and blow something up, run with the scissors, take up skydiving, jump off a high bridge into the shallow water below, dance naked on your porch, pee in your front yard, live for once in your life and stop letting someone else tell you how to run it. What a waste of life when you can't mind your own business you anal fool.

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 10/16/2014 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Attack mode

Are both of these candidates going to be the same old jack booted thugs that stomp on your rights and liberties. If so I am so sorry for you living in that county. You get what you deserve when the servant becomes the master. Wake up! Slaves unite! Find an honorable man and back him.

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 10/16/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “LGBT

I am so pleased that the laws have been changed so that these reprobates can marry. Is it really about marriage? Or is it the only way these mental cases can find some sort of social acceptance? I suggest the latter is the correct answer. Just because we change the laws of man it does not ever change the laws of the creator. We will all answer for our sins and I hope that folks will open their eyes and turn from their ways while there is still time. Liberalism in social behavior is in fact a mental disorder with the great deceiver at the helm.

Nuff said

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 10/16/2014 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Being John Lewis

America cannot stand another communist like good old Max. That traitor should be in prison. I would be ashamed to be associated with the Democrat party and certainly Max Baucus. Tell this clown to read the constitution and the bill of rights before he runs. We don't need another idiot sticking his nose in our lives and pocketbooks. Grow up Alex and smell the coffee. I hate the republicans as well so I guess I am an equal opportunity American.

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Posted by Mr. Logic on 10/16/2014 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Attack mode

TJ has run a clean and above board campaign while Clark and his group has been extremely negative with lies and half truths. This is the worst campaign that I have seen.

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Posted by truth defender on 10/16/2014 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Explosive situation

Madness, sheer madness ! The NRA and the other testosterone-dripping kooks, with their infantile pee-pees, go farther and farther off the edge almost daily.

Eventually, those of us who are still reasonably sane and rational will demand an end to this irresponsible nonsense.

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Posted by alf on 10/16/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Being John Lewis

I hope a "Being Mike Fellows" 5 page report is next.

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Posted by niam on 10/16/2014 at 12:20 PM

Re: “LGBT

You have to wonder what's their point if marriage is becoming a relic? I guess so are the constitutions approved and amended by the PEOPLE and not by some black robed bench sitter. I hear all the time, if you don't like the statute change it. If you don't like the "law" (MT Constitution Art XIII sec 7) repeal or amend it. Guess bypassing the statutes or the law only works for some of the people who are more equal than the others.

For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe : NPR
http://www.npr.org/2014/10/16/354625221/fo…

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Posted by niam on 10/16/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Bench politics

6 years, that's how long VanDyke will work to send your tax dollars to his out of state friends if he's elected.

People that worked with him said he was lazy and didn't want to work. He was invited up here by AG Tim Fox, and didn't want to work when he got here. This is all documented in letters from his colleagues to the state newspapers.

Mike Wheat's not afraid of work, he's been doing it here in Montana for decades, and with good results. He also headed off to Vietnam after finishing high school in Montana. He's the right choice this November.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/16/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Bench politics

The Montana Trial Lawyers Assoc. backs Wheat with all their political power and $ donations on his behalf. What does it tell you when Trial Lawyers back a judge candidate?? Tells me to NOT vote for him. Most judges of The Supreme Court of Montana are lap dogs for the MT Trial Lawyers because they helped them get elected. And the MT Supreme Court is one of the most overturned courts in the USA (large % of cases overturned)

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 10/16/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Bench politics

I attended the Montana Supreme Court Justice candidates' forum at the UM School of Law recently because I felt I knew very little about the candidates--certainly not enough to make an informed selection on my ballot. After hearing all the candidates presentations, I came away convinced that Lawrence Van Dyke is simply wrong for the Montana Supreme Court.

Mike Wheat's background does include public service in the Montana Legislature as a Democrat and he served as a local prosecuting attorney as a Democrat. Although partisanship is not a desired quality in justices who are to rule with impartiality, it is not uncommon for someone with a partisan background to end up on the high court (indeed, William Howard Taft, a Republican president, became the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court).

We all have some political background, great or small. The voters need to decide whether the record earned while serving in a political role helps or hinders a candidate in a judicial role. In Justice Mike Wheat's case, it has, and he deserves your vote returning him to another term on Montana's Supreme Court.

I don't know Justice Mike Wheat nor am I a political activist--I am a citizen who was born and raised in Montana. This letter was prompted by the mailing from the Republican State Leadership Committee--Judicial Fairness Initiative Montana PAC. I found this mailing offensive, misleading and I simply could not receive it in the mail without attempting in some way to counteract its nefarious intent.

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Posted by geoffb on 10/16/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Crowding the race

The three comments ahead of mine can be just as easily applied to daines and zinke (I intentionally didn't capitalize their names; neither of them deserve it). All three of these despicable slimeballs need to be not just defeated, but soundly beaten like a bass drum, and run out of the state.

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Posted by alf on 10/14/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Jumping off the page

Unfortunately no one will ever know unless some of those attendees write about it and promote it. That's what this festival needs if it wants to keep going. But the problem with many of you traditional authors is that you have such a fear of promoting.

And trust me, coming out of the woodwork for a few days a year is not any kind of promoting, at least here in the 21st century.

But then gosh darn it, why do I keep telling the 'competition' all the secrets?

Oh, that's right - I couldn't find it on your site, because it doesn't exist.

Good luck, guys.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/14/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Jumping off the page

I attended many of the events, and they were damn good.

I heard from a VERY reliable source that attendance was up this year.

Posted by alf on 10/14/2014 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Jumping off the page

What was attendance like at this year's event? The dead and dying falling all over themselves again, how many did we dredge up?

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/14/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “University of Montana

Wow, 8 dislikes on my comment about cutting salaries until better results are obtained. We know what's most important at UM, and it sure ain't the students.

This is probably a symptom of decades of failed leadership at the school. Oh, you can say raising millions for building is success, but I don't say that. I look at student debt and see a lot of smart people that don't have a clue what to do. And I'm talking about those in charge...the ones that got their educations when they were funded by the government.

What is the average age of a professor at UM?

Something like that might take reporting. The Indy might do that, but I think we have to give up on the Missoulian giving us any of that, what with the new publisher there.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 10/14/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “University of Montana

Kind of interesting that the author has to appologize for her own correct report. The UM lawyers (there are no students according to Mike Wheat, Jim Rice) seem to think the school is a closed shop. The public pays for your education, try to remember that when you lawyer up when you "get out". There is really no need to keep track of the percentage passed if students are prosecutors anyway. When the UM budget drops due to assaults, attendance drops at the law school, all the right things will happen. Nuff said.

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Posted by freeMontana on 10/14/2014 at 11:12 AM

Re: “For the mentally ill behind bars in Montana, life goes from bad to worse

I have a master's degree in psychology and a bachelor degree in biology. Sometimes it takes years to correctly identify a diagnosis and to prescribe the right medications that do not aggravate the condition. What amazes me is that this prison psychiatrist set this young man up for failure by not keeping him on medications that were working for him. You do not help the mentally ill by torturing them further! It is inhumane to do so. I have watched my own grandson be tortured because of the ignorance of the current judicial system in Great Falls, Montana. There are other professionals who do acknowledge this is wrong. Others do not care to intervene. Injustice currently happened to my grandson when he was doing so well and is not guilty of the charges. There was a partial judge on his case that I asked to be recused long ago. This young man was attending his Christian church, had finally talked someone into giving him a chance and hiring him, and was taking care of his family. he had already been held i isolation for 6 months before this judge's latest ruling. A plea bargain had already been reached by the attorney including the prosecuting attorney, and the psychiatrist..and yet the judge sentenced him to 15 years for ridiculous charges that are not even the truth. I intend to fight this to the end and also write the governor and editors of other newspapers before my grandson manages to commit suicide in their corrupt system of justice.

Posted by Peggy James on 10/13/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “University of Montana

To clarify, 64 percent of University of Montana School of Law test takers who took the July bar passed. If one includes the February exam, when four UM alum took and passed the bar, then the overall 2014 passage rate for UM graduates was closer to 70 percent.

Thanks,

Jessica Mayrer

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Posted by jessica mayrer on 10/13/2014 at 9:34 AM

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