saltine 
Member since Feb 2, 2011


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Updated on February 2, 2011 at 12:06 AM

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Whatever you assume about me based on my comments here is wrong... except I truly don't care about your dogs. Have a nice day.

Recent Comments

Re: “Revealing ride

Both sides are wrong about the same thing: it's not "outsiders" that are providing opposition to their cause. Missoula isn't entirely composed of Nita Maddux's social circle, nor John McFarland's -- and to play the "we're the true locals" card is unproductive all around.

However, it sounds like Maddux went around planning this in a thoughtful way, so in the end I'm more sympathetic to her. There are certainly public events in Missoula that I would not care to attend, and that even go against my values. I give them a wide berth, and suggest that those opposed to the bike ride do the same. And while I'm not opposed to the bike ride in theory, in practice I will be elsewhere - very elsewhere.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by saltine on 08/14/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Vanished

Very moving and well-written article.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by saltine on 01/24/2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Battle lines

This is a bad piece and the author should feel bad.

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Posted by saltine on 01/24/2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “The road to Taylor Swift

personally i don't trust anyone who looks down on pop music. "a guy and his guitar" gets on my nerves after about 10 minutes.

4 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by saltine on 06/13/2013 at 5:36 AM

Re: “Not alone

is this dan brooks' first published column? let's hope it's his last

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Posted by saltine on 06/06/2013 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Stop. Yes, you.

I couldn't tell if this letter was a parody or not... it certainly read like one. In any case, it's a great Exhibit A for why backlash exists against Missoula's over-entitled bicyclists. (Not all Missoula riders are included in that category, of course... I would suspect the majority learned basic facts such as "bicyclists are subject to motor vehicle laws" before they hit puberty.)

PSA to Claire - you can't have it both ways! You can't expect people who drive motor vehicles and law enforcement to respect you & your bike lanes, when you can't be bothered to respect basic traffic laws. Join the rest of us car-driving plebes in being pulled over unexpectedly by traffic cops doing their jobs. It's part of operating a vehicle; deal with it.

And since we're on the subject, PSA to my fellow motorists in Missoula: bicycles are not some holy, enlightened form of transportation - although you'd think they were, when cars in front of me screech to a halt to let bikes cross Higgins, when the bikes don't have the right of way. I have nearly rear-ended cars due to this problem more than once over the last 7 years. Since bicycles are a major part of Missoula traffic, they need to be treated like traffic and be subject to the same rules & conventions as cars, trucks, and buses. (Pedestrians are a different matter.)

Posted by saltine on 09/17/2011 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Feeling the Squeeze

Why do people expect public lands to be as safe as playgrounds? What offends me most about the anti-trapping movement is their unnatural desire for a sanitized wilderness experience. Reality check: animals die on public lands every day, and that includes your precious dogs. Deal with it.

Posted by saltine on 02/02/2011 at 12:04 AM

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