Author Archives: William Skink

About William Skink

I'm a poet and political cynic living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com

Quick Hits, July Edition

by William Skink Since I don’t have time to write more involved posts about the myriad issues swirling around that concern me, I’ll try to touch on a few of the issues briefly with the hope of writing more down … Continue reading

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Ween, Alex Jones and Bon Iver

by William Skink Summer break and light posting continues. Last night I went to the Ween show at the new Kettle House amphitheater. The venue was great, the sound was great, but the logistics of getting people in and out … Continue reading

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Clinton Supporters Seek Revenge Challenge Against Bernie

by William Skink You can thank James Conner for bringing my attention to these bitter Bernie haters: Vermont resident Jon Svitavsky announced on July 5 that he is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders in his upcoming re-election in 2018. In his … Continue reading

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Russia, The Media and Why I Think Jon Tester Will Lose in 2018

by William Skink While Trump pressed flesh with Putin today for like so much longer than scheduled, which was like totally suspicious all by itself–I mean, like, hours, not minutes, which might be treason and maybe we should unfriend anyone … Continue reading

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Missoula Mayor Walks Away From Jail Diversion Because Money Talks

by William Skink Last night I fell asleep much earlier than usual, exhausted from neighbors with an apparent four figure budget for fireworks, the heat that’s taken hold, and the different demands of three kids in various stages of development … Continue reading

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Big Sky Blogger Still Ignorant About Homelessness

by William Skink It appears another post is necessary because willful ignorance does not rest. Where to start? A year ago Greg Strandberg was trying to depict the homeless situation in Missoula as unique to the state of Montana, specifically … Continue reading

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Beware The Opportunistic Populism of Politician Wannabe Greg Strandberg #MTPOL

by William Skink When I said posting would be light at RD I didn’t give a reason why, but that didn’t stop the self-appointed ratings analyst of the MT blogosphere, Greg Strandberg, from assuming it’s because there’s nothing to write … Continue reading

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California Democrats Betray Single Payer

by William Skink Posting at RD will be light for the next month or two. That said, there will still be opportunities to point out how duplicitous Democrats are. Health care is getting lots of attention right now because Republicans … Continue reading

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New York Roy’s Orange Jumpsuit Ploy

by William Skink Another special election, another Democrat loss. Apparently no amount of money can get Democrats across the finish line. In Montana the party that lost the special election is really sticking it to Gianforte by, wait for it, … Continue reading

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Worse Than Birthers…

by William Skink Alternative Radio featured Thomas Frank this evening speaking about the America that elected Trump. I appreciate Frank because he understands, historically, how Democrats willfully transformed their party into the hot mess it is today. One of the … Continue reading

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