Dan Patterson 
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Re: “Collateral damage

It's a pathetic, sickening affair to watch conservatives throw their honor and wholesome ideology out the window in support of trump.

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 08/11/2016 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Daily grind

Brooks kills it! What do you do when the 1st Amendment is in jeopardy? Laugh! You'd better laugh, because the alternative is too much to handle. Maybe the funniest thing in this article was that Brooks is a subscriber to The Missoulian. Ludicrous!

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 04/12/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Surprising settlement

What's the big surprise? I was more surprised that it took me a third of the way through this story to learn that Johnson had been acquitted-- as in "not guilty". Then, in the next sentence, I was surprised to see "The case was later featured in author John Krakauer's Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."

So what?

More attention was given to Krakauer's book than to the witch hunt and Johnson's established innocence. "The woman he allegedly raped is the person who was treated unfairly in this case, as the U.S. Department of Justice made clear after thoroughly investigating the matter," he says in a statement. "If anyone should have received a big settlement, it was Johnson's victim."

Let's be abundantly clear on this point: Johnson did not rape that girl. She may have been victimized, but it wasn't at the hands of Johnson. That was thoroughly established in a court of law-- like it or not.

When you perpetuate lies and misconceptions about rape, you do a great disservice to those who are actual victims of sexual assault. I appreciate you shining a light on the cockroaches who perpetuate U of M's rape culture. That's a hefty responsibility you took on. Next time, make sure you're a little more specific in your finger pointing.

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 02/25/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Good country people

Not only is Carson "meek", he's also finished. I really didn't think the GOP would throw him under the bus until late March or early April. Adios, Ben.

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 02/11/2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Hold on tight

Dan Brooks's take on first dates is NOT romantic... and that's a breath of fresh air when we're smothered by this Hallmark holiday season. His experience and research left me pining for a pie chart. I want to know more about the "small talkers", the "avoiders of small talk" and the percentages of people who go too deep or kiss right away. Good research demands more research.

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 02/11/2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “An Atheist's Holiday

You had me at "two butt cracks" but lost me at your comparison between the Cleveland Browns and an existential void. Talk about your nihilism! Go about your heathen, atheistic ways but don't dare speak ill of the Church of The Cleveland Browns! Repent Ednor!

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 12/17/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Education

@ Strandberg: Montana's schools rank 50th in the nation for teacher pay? Where are you getting your info? This is completely false. I can't find a single source that ranks Montana 50th. It's true that no one is getting rich being a teacher, but that has more to do with an ag-based economy. Meagher county has more cows than people. They pay their teachers what they can. The state has very little to do with that.
Fever works tirelessly for Montana kids and teachers. That's been my personal experience with him. His "whopping salary" is in line with that of a high school principal. He makes about twice what a teacher makes. It's pretty standard.

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 11/13/2015 at 3:53 PM

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