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Re: “Gallatin County judge releases Gianforte mugshot

When will some Montana Indy filmmakers make a short of GG and his most meaningful exploits? They could cast our own hometown, award winning actor JK in the lead role. He'd be perfect, especially drawing from his character in Whiplash.

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Posted by Anne Grant on 10/17/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Gallatin County judge releases Gianforte mugshot

When will some Montana Indy filmmakers do a short on GG and his most meaningful exploits? They could cast our own hometown, award-winning actor JK in the lead role. He'd be perfect, especially drawing from his character in Whiplash.

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Posted by Anne Grant on 10/17/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Gallatin County judge releases Gianforte mugshot

Across the web, the funniest thing about this mugshot is the reaction from those who had hoped to weaponize it.

"This can't be real!"

"We need to find out if the jail made an exception for Gianforte!"

"Rich white guys get different mugshots. What would it look like if he were black?"

"They shouldn't have let him smile!"

etc., etc.

I guess you'll just have to Photoshop something for the campaign ads and social media memes.

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Posted by Diogenes on 10/13/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Tobin Miller Shearer and the other white power

And, yes, he uses his "privilege" to continue the long, continuing, steady decline of a formerly (at least) passable university! Great job, prof! LOL

Posted by John Duffy on 10/13/2017 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Gallatin County judge releases Gianforte mugshot

Too bad the Reporter wasn't arrested and his mugshot put on display. He interrupted a private meeting, had been following Gianforte, and was "in your face rude." The joke is on the reporter as more of us will be voting for Gianforte as he has stood up for the forgotten man & woman. Gianforte.....he's the man! Go, Greg!!

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Posted by Gloria Roark 1 on 10/12/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Gallatin County judge releases Gianforte mugshot

Apparently Gianforte thinks his assault conviction is funny.

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Posted by DisgustedCitizen on 10/12/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Gallatin County judge releases Gianforte mugshot

This doesn't look like a mugshot to me. Where is the scale? Where is the side view? No wonder Gianforte didn't fight release of this photo. Looks like it was taken in the assembly room at a church potluck.

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Posted by Fearless on 10/12/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Tobin Miller Shearer and the other white power

Tobin speaks in hardly anything but buzzwords and slogans, showing how his ethos is nothing more than that of an ideological stooge. He might as well put his head on a yoke and whip himself for the high crime of 'being white and male' for all his rhetorical argument is.

But the real trick that this ideologue does is to claim being an 'expert' of history, throw out misguided and something completely false information, then try to guilt white people into being ashamed for what they are (evil oppressors) and convince non-whites/males that they are inherently oppressed. Why not just be honest and call them bourgeoisie and proletariat like a good comrade?

He cloaks himself in faux-righteous pacifism while getting thugs to defend himself and fake courage in stoking up molehills of being listed as a race-baiting demagogue. By the vehicle of blaming his race, he seeks to endlessly to throw white people under the bus and shield himself with the distraught and vulnerable to achieve his political aims. It's the passive-aggression of a manipulator and coward. The man should be excised from the University along with his entire cohort of similarly groveling, anti-white charlatans who are corrupting the minds of the vulnerable with this Marxist-inspired indoctrination.

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Posted by Garret Morrill on 10/02/2017 at 9:00 PM

Re: “UM releases fall enrollment numbers showing another overall drop

Have had wonderful positive encounters with employees at UM. As a parent of a Sophomore, who is thriving both socially and academically, I applaud UM! It is an accepting community of helpful people.
However, I'm from need to get out and advertise, recruit, sell your high points! We from CA WILL come. The WUE scholarship makes attendance affordable. Enrollment will climb, without a doubt.

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Posted by Patricia Gallagher Guidetti on 09/27/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “UM releases fall enrollment numbers showing another overall drop

Two reasons enrollment is down: one, interactions with the UM financial aid office is frustrating and difficult, and not many who attend UM do so without financial aid of some sort; and, two, my niece is a high school senior with a 4.0 gpa at a large 5A school in Colorado, and she has received direct mailings from MSU but nothing from UM.

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Posted by Ms. Jackson on 09/27/2017 at 4:33 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 the fools for fools...

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Posted by Joe Bear on 09/24/2017 at 2:05 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: “Remembering Esther Chessin

Esther was full of light and love. The article doesn't mention that her daughter has Down syndrome. We connected initially through Arbonne but ultimately through both having children with Down syndrome. My heart is heavy and I pray for Isabella and her future without her beautiful mother

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Posted by Monica Crumley on 09/10/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Remembering Esther Chessin

One of my favorite true Missoulian's ever! She has been a positive force in this community for decades, and in my life since day one of meeting her. Way back in 1992. We should rename one of our streets for this great woman, this exceptional human being should never leave our hearts and thoughts. Goodbye Esther. We love you!

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Posted by Andre Floyd on 09/09/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Remembering Esther Chessin


The good always die too soon, and the evil never soon enough.

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Posted by alf on 09/09/2017 at 11:38 AM
Posted by Rena Wetherelt on 08/30/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Helena to remove country's northernmost Confederate monument

The ultimate race baiter Al Sharpton want the Jefferson memorial defunded. Here we go.

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Posted by erlyirn on 08/17/2017 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Helena to remove country's northernmost Confederate monument

And where shall the removal of monuments end? Seriously. Anyone who naively thinks that once all the bad, evil Confederate statues are removed that the Marxists and their opportunist puppets will finally be satisfied is a complete fool. Next it will be all slave holders like Washington and Jefferson who 'are just as bad as the Confederates'. Next it will be all men who said something 'not PC' like Lincoln who wanted to ship every black person to Liberia after the Civil War.

Here's the hint: There is no end. They don't care about the damn statues, or the bathrooms, or human rights. These social parasites cloaking themselves in faux moral virtue complain and rabble-rouse for the express purpose of attacking the powerful and taking power from them. They attempt to paralyze decent folk who full well understand the madness of their desires, who foolishly believe that they can be placated by giving into just one more of their stupid demands. It is literally spelled out in Marxist doctrine and practice to do this in order to overthrow and destroy a society. This is not new whatsoever.

Every official who bows the knee to these people - councilmen, mayors, representatives, anyone - is at best a well-meaning dupe and at worst an outright traitor to their constituents. In all cases they are weak and dangerous and should be replaced as soon as possible from their positions with those who refuse to feed this political monstrosity.

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Posted by Garret Morrill on 08/17/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “On Sunday, Missoulians marched in solidarity with Charlottesville

Let me remind everyone: They are not 'love'. Their opposition is not 'hate'. They are ideologues, thralls, and well-meaning fools who take any opportunity to gild themselves in a thin veneer of righteousness so that they might rage against others with a clear conscience. The violence at that rally would have been impossible without Leftists actions, screaming and spitting and spewing vile lies and hatred against those they labeled 'hate'. Their side is as much responsible and perhaps even more responsible for these events than the opposition.

You know that car incident? There is footage showing one of the 'peaceful Leftist protesters' bashing it with a bat as the driver was trying to slowly move through the crowd, right before he accelerated. In fact he was breaking and stopping for people in the way up until that point suggests he wasn't just lining up for a premeditated attack and instead, like the other vehicles trapped in that blob of protesters, might have been simply trying to pass through. Might that aggression by some self-righteous asshole who thought themselves as 'love' have been a factor in the carnage that followed? Makes one think...

Let me end by saying that this little march here seems to have gone off without a hitch, because otherwise this publication would have immediately wailed and whined about it without a doubt. Could National Socialists enjoy the same non-violent treatment here? How about anyone who disagrees with these peoples' vapid ideologies? Free speech is not meant to protect the feelings and opinions of the mob - it is to protect ideas and people from the hysterical mob that would silence them. And I find all hysterical mobs to be embarrassing and vile, whether they are Marxist or Nazi.

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Posted by Garret Morrill on 08/14/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Wobbly like me?

Employers and workers do have different concerns and responsibilities, but a healthy relationship between the two is very clear: Both work together to guide a venture towards success that benefits the entire crew. If done in a truly virtuous manner this results in benefits to the entire community - and Marxists like Little and current Wobblies seek to kill that relationship.

Look, this issue was covered back in pre-empire Roman days. The metaphor was thus: There was a body that for many years all worked in harmony. The hands collected food for the stomach which digested it to provide energy to the brain to find the food in the first place. But one day the stomach looked at the brain and said, "Ho! Look at that - I work hard all day long digesting this food and that lump of flesh just sits up there and orders the rest of us around." "That's right!" said the hands, "We work our fingers to the bone, and all we get in return is more work! I won't do anything either!" So the hands and stomach righteously refused to collect or digest the food the brain sought to find, and all three soon perished. The moral of the story is obviously that each part has its function in a healthy body, and so too does each part of society.

Entrepreneurs take massive risks with their resources to create ventures which employ workers who exchange their labor for compensation. When the venture is successful thanks to their teamwork the entrepreneur is compensated for their risks taken and the workers enjoy steady, productive employment. Most workers want nothing to do with management - being a worker has the great benefit of having a small plate of responsibilities, basically over yourself only, while management must take on responsibilities over a vast host of workers. And managers are often not skilled enough at the workers' jobs nor have the time or energy to conduct it themselves. It is a win-win scenario, a symbiosis which is certainly fragile but when it works it works amazingly well for everyone in and around that business.

Blaming the employers as being the bad guys is like blaming the brain for 'doing nothing' in the eyes of the stomach. It's fundamentally suicidal, and arises from greed and envy. Little's murder was obviously horrible. His message was also horrible. The best function that Wobblies can serve today is to present their ideas in the public square so that the populace might be properly inoculated against this pernicious ideology, and for the public to bring no harm onto those persons for freely expressing their ideas so ideas good and bad might be found and mulled over by the masses.

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Posted by Garret Morrill on 08/08/2017 at 3:08 PM

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