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Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

Robbie would be a lot more credible in his piece if he states that when he hears the noise of someone breaking into his home at 3 in the morning he will demand from the 911 operator that the police leave their guns at the station house before they come to investigate.

Posted by jack burton on 06/23/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “What are 'blockchain security services,' and why is the state pouring $416,000 into a warehouse in Bonner?

The letter "M" in the palm of ones hand does not discriminate by color or race and it goes way back and I mean way back. I didn't like it either when I realized I too have the same palm as the Ape, but on the other hand I've always wondered why I have all this monkey hair on me. You too?……

Posted by Walter Clemmons on 06/23/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “What Steve Daines doesn't understand about flags and free speech

Great article Dan!

Posted by Irratated citizen on 06/23/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “What are 'blockchain security services,' and why is the state pouring $416,000 into a warehouse in Bonner?

Steve buddies, what else? Steve happens to be a one man show who controls the entire state and who cares what the voter want as long as Steve gets what he wants that is all that matters. Getting off the subject a bit have you ever looked into the palm of your hand and noticed the letter "M"? Guess where else I found it? Some one want to try and explain this away for me? The more I look at the "M", I'm beginning to believe someone has been lying to me all my life... hmmm...…

Posted by Walter Clemmons on 06/23/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Correcting the record on Montana's marijuana tax

Way to smack down the Brooksderp, Cholewa. Hey Indy, you should make this a regular feature. Goodness knows there is an unlimited supply of derp when Brooks is the byline.

Posted by opus on 06/23/2017 at 2:56 AM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

Marxists and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.

The Second Amendment foes lying about gun control - Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government.

Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media hookers tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jews, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.

Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved.
Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?

American Thinker

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 06/23/2017 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

moderation is a form of censorship

The TRUTH about the "supremacy clause" - our Constitution does not delegate to the national government authority to restrict our arms, ammunition, regulate firearms dealers, do background checks, etc. The national government may not lawfully circumvent this restriction by means of a treaty wherein the signatory governments agree to disarm their Citizens or Subjects.…

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 06/23/2017 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power." [Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)]

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 06/23/2017 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Hanging offense: At the Sunrise Saloon, a painting sparks debate


For the sake of accuracy, the last hanging at the Missoula County Courthouse was in the stairway of the old jail some time in the 1940's. A man name Cole was hung after being convicted of murder for killing a family in their home at Lothrop (base of Petty Creek). I have it from an eye-witness the Cole was in fact a black man. But a jury said he did the crime and only a single man was hung that day. Making it about the black man is irrelevant - a murderer was hung and that is the end of it. Welcome to Montana, we don't give a rip that your black.

Then again, people who are basically unhappy about everything have to find something to try and make the rest of us unhappy about. That is all this is. Go back to your own miserable lives.

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Posted by David McGinnis on 06/22/2017 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Pinesdale polygamy fears

In 2014 i committed arson in missoula and was in a state inmate holding facility called M.A.S.C in missoula with 2 men from Pinesdale in for sex crimes, 1st was molested by parents/uncles then started sexually assaulting younger children when he was 14, wound up getting a 40 year sentence at the age of 15, the other (the 1st ones uncle) was abusing 2 girls aged 8 and 9 for 4 years, so for anybody who says 'nothing is going on there' i have been locked up with evidence to the contrary, they abuse the young until the young becomes the abusers, no specualtion here pure facts seen by my own eyes

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Posted by Ellwood Friedrich on 06/22/2017 at 9:09 PM
Posted by Janet Abbey on 06/22/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Hanging offense: At the Sunrise Saloon, a painting sparks debate

I'm offended that someone is offended.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 06/22/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Missoula is dead. Long live Missoula.

Apologies for the typos. "Knee" should read "one," and the rest are obvious. Fat thumbs/small screen.

Posted by John Kevin Hunt on 06/22/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Hanging offense: At the Sunrise Saloon, a painting sparks debate

This was a wonderful article, thanks for staying true to the story and not twisting it. There is however an unwitting inaccuracy that would be nice to have clarified: the 'I knows de ropes' piece was taken down after Antonio Morsette's (not Yolanda Garcia's) posting to Facebook, and in addition, Yolanda's concerns about them to the owners was not acknowledged until then either (which resulted in the meeting with Rick Zavarelli that we can see in Danielle Breck's live Facebook video).

Despite that, this is a great article!

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Posted by Zosia K on 06/22/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Missoula is dead. Long live Missoula.

A very well-written piece, albeit knee that proffers non-sequiturs and false equivalencies as argument. Really, is there equivalency between the old Hoerner-Waldorf lung-clogging mill (which technically was in French town), and the architecture of the Merc? The argument offered here concerning the Merc cold be offered about every legacy building in Missoula. Preservation is about maintaining a psychic connection to quality and community. I moved from Missoula to Oregon (soon to return), and an witnessing the same heartbreaking destruction of the downtown of the oldest Incorporated town west of the Mississippi (Oregon City). The oligarchs finally pulled it off. Remember, "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

Posted by John Kevin Hunt on 06/22/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Hanging offense: At the Sunrise Saloon, a painting sparks debate

You bring up that this person has lived her 17 years what about how long Rick zavarelli and his family. Oh but this is so one sided. She wrote a letter than confronted him and only started recording after her and the organizations she brought with her was talking over Rick. Montana history isn't pretty. United States history is pretty. When we forget our past we don't learn anything from it.

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Posted by Jackiehewitt85 on 06/22/2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Hanging offense: At the Sunrise Saloon, a painting sparks debate

Garcia "has been a sunrise saloon patron for years" as the article states. She never encountered racism from the staff, owners or it's patrons during all that time. She didn't even notice the painting in question until it was pointed out to her. Yet, she and affiliates now claim that the establishment, employees and patrons are suddenly racist and violent. I believe this is just a child crying for attention and creating a problem when there wasn't one.

The organization boasted how it "strategically chose a night when a band would be playing" to host their protest. Yet they have renamed their protest as a celebration of diversity and have moved the location of the event away from the Sunrise Saloon. They claim one reason for this is that they feared violent confrontations and had received threats. The truth is that the cause is not highly supported. Instead, the community has chosen to support the establishment and recognize it for what it contributes to the community: paying jobs for staff, bands, entertainment companies, fundraising and a friendly place to gather. If in fact, threats were actually made against Garcia or her affiliates, they certainly do not represent the nature of this community, this establishment or it's supporters. I would suggest reporting threats to the police and refrain from slandering businesses and their customers.

Lastly, I would warn that protesting just for the sake of attention is irresponsible. It dilutes the effort to bring attention to larger scale concerns. A more worthy cause would be to advocate fair wages for minorities and women. This is a cause that could improve lives apposed to removing a painting because it made someone sad.

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Posted by Frances Fitzgerald on 06/22/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Shooting back is just as violent as shooting first

So, Smedley, which do you think we have now : a government that is feared by it's subjects, or a government that fears it's subjects ? As for me, personally, speaking for myself, I think its the former.

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Posted by alf on 06/22/2017 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Hanging offense: At the Sunrise Saloon, a painting sparks debate

You stepped up to bring the matter to their attention. It's up to them now. So many of us are blind to the images with which we are bombarded every day. Thank you for being mindful and aware--a lesson for us all.

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Posted by Wendy L Cohan on 06/22/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “A six-mill levy supporting Montana universities has always passed before. That doesn't mean it's a shoo-in

Let's face it - going to a four-year school like UM no longer makes sense for the majority of today's high school graduates.


The cost.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 06/22/2017 at 12:30 PM

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