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Re: “The birth of camp: Unpacking Pee-wee's Big Adventure

PeeWeeBoy and Nathan :
You need to get lives, both of you.
Are you into zombies, too ?

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Posted by alf on 09/26/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride

When is your next event?

Posted by Jim McTighe on 09/26/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Buffalo battle

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Posted by Scott Paul on 09/25/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Cutting teachers for dummies: How to maximize pain and minimize profit at UM

Allow the faculty to consider the problem of the budget and to make a considered decision on the budget.

ThE University of Montana is it's facilty. The University is a great institution and it's greatness must be conserved.

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Posted by Gil Moss on 09/24/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Cutting teachers for dummies: How to maximize pain and minimize profit at UM

While I agree with much of what you have written regarding the administration's approach to lecturers and budget cuts, I think it would have been better to avoid the cheap and ill-informed shot at Dr. Engstrom. He is actually teaching two courses this semester, and will teach more next semester. The course in Chemistry is 4 credits, has an enrollment of 50+ students, and includes 3 additional contact hours per week in recitations (meaning that contact hours are equivalent to two 3-credit lecture courses). Dr. Engstrom is teaching this course for the first time and putting a great deal of effort into developing it such that it will give students a greater chance of success in introductory science courses and advanced courses in science. So he his helping UM to address real challenges.

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Posted by Christopher Palmer on 09/24/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Zinke gets Interior staff into the “#sportsmen” spirit

They build their houses made of cards -- lies -- alternative realities-- and the silliness will never stop with today's career/fame and fortune driven republican politicians.

They use a similar formula for "success" as pop country...play the fools for fools...

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Posted by Joe Bear on 09/24/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “The real history lesson behind Helena's Confederate monument

The City is to be commended. The perfect opportunity to erect a monument which recognizes racism and promotes equality.

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Posted by Jay Sinnott on 09/24/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “The birth of camp: Unpacking Pee-wee's Big Adventure

I've watched Pee-wee's big adventure over 150 times. I will now appreciate it even more.

Posted by Nathan Kosted on 09/23/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “The birth of camp: Unpacking Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Oh, please. Motifs, Brechtian ideas, and analysis of sexuality? Stop trying to be so intellectual. If you want intellectual, how about we view a movie featuring the Saturday morning kids' show host through Occam's razor. The simplest explanation of Pee Wee's Big Adventure is that it was about a guy who has lots of zany fun and yes lives in the world of imagination. Nothing more or less.
And yes, he is funny. Not everyone has the same sense of humor. Maybe most jokes in the movie can be appreciated by kids. I'm sure there are people who- I'm sure most kids wouldn't appreciate your jokes, Mr. Brooks.
Anyway, try to tone it down and not feel compelled to make something simple so nuanced and adult. Your approach was with a razor much different than Occam's and you nearly cut up my childhood hero.

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Posted by PeeWeeBoy on 09/23/2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “The real history lesson behind Helena's Confederate monument

This reminds me of the big push back in the 1990s to erase the word 'squaw' from the English lexicon. The word police in Minnesota said 'squaw' had become offensive, so to protect the presumed delicate nature of Indian women, it was to be expunged.

Even if it had become offensive, censorship was the worse response. They could have started a campaign to reclaim this marvelous word meaning 'woman,' to rise up and take back one of the oldest Algonquin words in the Oxford English dictionary, dating from the circa 1660s. Instead, the name was changed, of one of the most beautiful lakes in the land of lakes. Squaw Lake, Itasca State Park, headwaters of the Mississippi, is now called Lake Oziwindib, the male Native American who guided the 1830s search for the headwaters.

In a stroke of a pen the presence of an Indian woman in this much visited park has disappeared. Instead of wondering, who was she? And how did she merit an exquisite body of water named after her, and her baby? For on the southeast side of the lake is a tiny island, called Papoose Island.

Whomever controls language, and what we see, such as statues, eventually controls how we think. We are too easily conceding to cultural gatekeepers what and how we should think.

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Posted by Caro K on 09/23/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Fraud? What fraud? Corey Stapleton doubles down on the doublespeak

Another phony, reprehensible repuglikan reptile.

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Posted by alf on 09/23/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Zinke gets Interior staff into the “#sportsmen” spirit

What a phony bastard ! No moral or ethical compass at all. All he seems to be interested in is advancing his own career and padding his own bank account.

Next stop ? probably K Street, with a high six or a seven figure a year salary. If he ever comes back to Montana at all (Let's hope not !), I'll bet it'll just be for an annual luxury, outfitted "hunt", or to schmooze with the likes of Gianforte and the other high rolling scum at Pig Sty, the Yellowstone Club, or on their showcase, tax-dodge, hobby ranches.

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Posted by alf on 09/23/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Cutting teachers for dummies: How to maximize pain and minimize profit at UM

Penny wise, pound foolish : the corporate model. You expected more ?

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Posted by alf on 09/23/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Lisa Triepke campaign surrogate Wes Spiker goes off script

This is very helpful. I just saw a little flyer supporting Triepke in my local grocery. I wondered who she was.
Now I know.
She won't get my vote, Spiker won't get my business, and hopefully, I won't have to not shop at that store that I really like!
Yuck!

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Posted by Krispen on 09/22/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Lisa Triepke campaign surrogate Wes Spiker goes off script

Well.... this simplifies so much! I just saw a sign advocating for Triepke in my local grocery store and wondered who she was.
Well, now I know. She won't get my vote, Spiker's business won't get mine, and I'll be thinking about whether I continue to do business with that store.
Dammit, I really like that store!

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Posted by Krispen on 09/22/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “The real history lesson behind Helena's Confederate monument

The removal of Montana's Confederate monument is nothing more than political opportunism. For the tribe or anyone else to claim offense to this monument is total nonsense. Its opportunism, victimology at its finest. And the City Council violated all consideration of as they say today, transparency. What do you tell your kids about things you have to do under cover of darkness. They should be ashamed. Quit rewriting history, Montana!

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Posted by Ed Kugler on 09/22/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Former Five Valleys Land Trust Director Grant Kier takes aim at Greg Gianforte's House seat

This sounds promising. And almost anyone would be an improvement over Gianforte.

So, Greg Strandberg, did you actually read this article? Mr. Kier has worked for a decade with all kinds of people all over western Montana. It's would make sense that he actually would understand the realities and concerns of many Montanans. Why would you think he doesn't?

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Posted by ol' az hippie chick on 09/22/2017 at 3:11 AM

Re: “Former Five Valleys Land Trust Director Grant Kier takes aim at Greg Gianforte's House seat

@Greg Strandberg - In your incessant, vituperous commenting across a multitude of forums on virtually every issue, I have yet to see a single hint even that you have any idea what the realities and concerns are for ANY Montanans.

What I have seen is pretty much just mouth and attitude, without reason or facts. It's called "trolling."

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Posted by claudius on 09/21/2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Lisa Triepke campaign surrogate Wes Spiker goes off script

So the folks in Ronan and Polson are going to Kalispell? Why? Because it is so much better to shop in a community that has attracted the likes of Richard Spencer and others who subscribe to fringe racist ideologies? Yeah, that's much better than those transients who allegedly spend all their time raping women. Like the Mexicans of course.

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Posted by Shortbull on 09/21/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Lisa Triepke campaign surrogate Wes Spiker goes off script

Wes Spiker is well known as a spoiled kook. I.E. former spokesperson for Stock Farm, attending posh American Express luxury publishing conferences (this list could stretch for pages). He's generally regarded as a boomer douche of the first order behind his back. There are numerous legends of his petulant behavior like crawling across a boardroom table while screaming "wah wah" while berating a client for being a "baby". It's pretty clear that he's the brains and $ behind Lisa's campaign. If he hates progressive politics so much maybe a McMansion in Big Sky is where he can be around folks like himself. I'd say good riddance.

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Posted by MiddleClassMissoula on 09/21/2017 at 11:18 AM

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