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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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Pappy Bush, Donnie Trump And Presidential Pardons

by William Skink It’s truly amazing to see US state media bestow sainthood on George H.W. Bush. If you watch or read US state media, you may be tempted to think this loving family man from the GREATEST generation is … Continue reading

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Brilliant Idea From Missoulian Op-Ed To Have A Discussion About Homelessness 

by William Skink I am so god damn excited that Missoula is going to have a discussion about homelessness. Yep, that is what this Missoulian editorial is calling for, a discussion, and not just any discussion, but one that includes … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Must First Appease Inclusivity Zealots Before Covering For Secular Government Failure

by William Skink I’ve been deliberately refraining from an immediate reaction to Missoula City Council’s interim zoning vote last Friday. I enjoyed the Thanksgiving break with friends and family and let my thoughts stew for a bit. I had talked … Continue reading

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Bring Your Babies To War

by William Skink I think it’s great Donald Trump has brazenly continued backing Saudi Arabia and explicitly tied that support to the US devotion to Israel. We are the true troika of terrorism, so let’s bring our babies to war!

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What Will Missoula Get With Trump’s Opportunity Zone?

by William Skink For all the opposition to Trump in liberal bastions like Missoula, money is still more important than ideology, so don’t expect any concern from city officials to be raised over the Opportunity Zone scheme unleashed by Trump’s … Continue reading

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Missoula, You Cannot Have It All

by William Skink Missoula’s political leadership likes to pretend we can have everything. We can have more open spaces, more development, more tech-sector investment, and more affordable housing. The problem? The problem is reality, and the reality is that no, … Continue reading

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