The libelous daily diatribes authored by leftist activists Van P. Keele, Bill LaCroix, Lee Tickell, Phyllis Bookbinder and others are wearing on my nerves. In truth, theirs is an organized environmental-extremist movement seeking to discredit our hard-working county commissioners that the huge majority of us elected. Like spoiled children who did not get their way, this group of leftist antagonists throws daily tantrums demeaning to county government, all the while manipulating the public to believe their lies and exaggerations. They exhibit little concern for the truth, pay no attention to actual details and fail to objectively discuss real issues.
Activist Tickell maintains a website (rcwatchdog.org) masquerading as a public news service, where he offers video recordings of every word publicly spoken by Ravalli County Commissioners. He and his girlfriend Maggie Wright love to be seen and to hear themselves talk on the videos, more than any other individuals caught on tape. The website appears to serve primarily as an ego trip for them both.
This small band of less than thirty individuals, who are very good community organizers for protests and sign making, claim to represent the people, yet the only people who take them seriously are themselves. They are bad sports and poor losers. They could use lessons in behaving like mature adults.