Monthly Archives: April 2017

Return to Twin Peaks

by William Skink May 21st, 2017, is the scheduled date for the return of Twin Peaks (I think I can trust the NYT for entertainment info). In preparation, I finished reading Mark Frost’s Secret History of Twin Peaks this morning, … Continue reading

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Mnuchin “Speaks” and we’re all F*cked.

By JC Listening to Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealing their tax cut package during a briefing at the White House today ( I know, torture time…), I heard the following response by Secretary … Continue reading

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Joshua Manning: Neoliberal Wolf in Progressive Sheep’s Clothing

by William Skink Common Defense is supposedly a group of progressive veterans, at least that is how it is described in the bio that always accompanies Joshua Manning’s posts at Cowgirl: Josh Manning is a combat veteran and serves on … Continue reading

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The Democrat Strategy for Staying in the Minority Forever

by William Skink One would think Trump’s support would be tanking after his myriad reversals and lack of accomplishments during the first 100 days, but if Democrats were hoping for a tidal wave of (justified) buyer’s remorse, recent polls tell … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Marching for Science as War Looms Large

by William Skink I’m not sure the science of it, but after forest fires do their thing, delicious fungi emerge, but only when the ground gets warm enough. This was the bounty from mother nature I sought today with my … Continue reading

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Reptile Dysfunction Endorses Greg Strandberg for City Council

by William Skink I don’t usually endorse political candidates, but when I do it’s because the candidate is Greg Strandberg. I first noticed Greg Strandberg in the comment threads of Missoulian articles. Like walter12, any article was game for commentary. … Continue reading

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What You Are Not Hearing About the Homeless Problem Downtown

by William Skink Spring is blanketing the valley with new growth (by growth I mean green and colorful things that grow, not banks and hotels). Easter has come, and gone, and the days are getting longer. Which means… It’s time … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

By JC Missoula Downtown Association Director Linda McCarthy: “…$850 million is being invested in downtown right now.” Mayor John Engen: “…homelessness is an almost unsolvable issue…”

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Why I’m Not Mourning the Sale of the Missoula Independent

by William Skink Those of us still around writing posts have watched the media landscape change dramatically. The corporate takeover of the Missoula Independent is just the latest blow to an industry on the ropes and struggling for relevancy. Corporate … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

by William Skink I recently put an old poem to new music and it’s got me thinking about the good old days of 2003-2007. I had just polished off my BA in creative writing at UM in 2003, so naturally … Continue reading

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