Monthly Archives: December 2018

If You Want Empty Catharsis That Won’t Explain Donald Trump Becoming President, Go See Vice

by William Skink Christian Bale plays a compelling Dick Cheney, but will the movie Vice actually do anything to put our current political predicament into context? No, I don’t think it will. Adam McKay did a great breakdown of the … Continue reading

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Standing Up To The Mayor And City Council About Inaction On Homelessness In Missoula

by William Skink On Monday night over a dozen people showed up to City Council to express their concern that our elected officials are not doing enough to address homelessness in Missoula. Today is Wednesday, and so far only KECI … Continue reading

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Russia, Russia, Russia…

by William Skink Nate Silver is skeptical about the impact of Russia on the 2016 election. Nate Silver has obviously been taken over by Russia. Russia has infiltrated everything. Black Americans were targeted by Russia and obviously would have universally … Continue reading

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On Free Speech, Boycotts And Selective Liberal Outrage

by William Skink People have the right to express their political opinions outside of the workplace without fear of retaliation by an employer. Political speech is protected speech. So what would you do if you were asked by your employer … Continue reading

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What Is The Headwaters Foundation And Why Does It Matter?

by William Skink “Yes, the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not … Continue reading

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

by William Skink When actions don’t match up to words, people stop believing the words. In Missoula I see this most clearly with claims from city officials about affordable housing. We know it’s one of the most important issues to … Continue reading

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Missoula Mayor John Engen Wants Cake, But Gets Crow

by William Skink Mayor John Engen and French President Emmanuel Macron have something in common.: both elected leaders have responded to public outrage by backpedaling on policy decisions that would have turned the financial screws on those who can least … Continue reading

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Yellow Vests, Yellow Blankets

by William Skink I put on a yellow vest– watch me as I grow sniveling, sycophant presidents in their bones will know but that’s across a big, big pond here– we’re more compliant I do not have a yellow vest … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Poem

by William Skink I submitted this poem to the Missoulian and it ran online yesterday. Have a happy weekend staying warm, Missoula. you can die on the sidewalk with no place to sleep because here in Missoula even sidewalks aren’t … Continue reading

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Missoula County Commissioners Deny Funding For Warming Center

by William Skink Missoula County Commissioners “temporarily denied” emergency funding for the Salvation Army warming center because, according to the Commissioners, it’s not an emergency. I presume those defining what is and is not an emergency all have warm homes … Continue reading

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