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Category Archives: Letters

We’re being lied to about Obamacare

  We are all being lied to by various radio ads, sound bites and talk show hosts that assume and tell us we all must sign up for Obamacare! The US Code clearly states, from Title 42 – The Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 157 – Qualify, affordable health aare for all Americans, Subchapter VI…

Congrats to KECI

Congratulations to the reporters and staff of KECI television for their Sunday night 30 minute segment entitled, Scandal in Ravalli County, dealing with the ongoing County Treasurer debacle. Excellent in depth research and honest reporting of a situation that has consumed the Bitterroot and made the county a laughing stock throughout the state. Yet there…

There but for the grace of God go I

  Celia, your comments and remarks were just slightly overstated and a bit over-the-top. No pun intended, but don’t you think you were putting just a little bit of extra mustard on this particular hotdog of yours? Degradation, and disparagingly denigrating one, is not how you buy your way into another’s good graces, i.e., it’s…

Hiring process

  It seems to me that the election process is flawed. We are hiring these people to serve all the people within the designated political boundaries of their respective districts. In all my years of voting for candidates for office I have never received a complete truthful resume from any candidate. All I have ever…

Public art should be cherished

I called Rocky Mountain Bank, mistakenly thinking they had something to do with the hot dog cart in front of Jay Laber’s great sculpture entitled, “Two Left Feet Dancing Free.” They said that the town had issued a license for the hot dog stand so I have sent a letter to the town council. Jay…

Re: Hamilton City Council

  My political spirit was rejuvenated this past Wednesday after reading the Star’s news report of Hamilton City Council’s vote of 6 to 0 against the appointment of County Commissioner Suzy Foss to Hamilton City’s Planning Board. Hooray for them! Could this be a harbinger of good things to come? I know Commissioner Foss is…

Citizen militia essential

  This is in response to “Watching our ideologues and ourselves, fail” and his comment about citizens and the sheriff. You refer to them as radical believers, but the article you refer to says they were “extremely concerned citizens looking for assurances that the county commissioners and sheriff are willing to execute their legal obligations.”…

Senate replacement should be elected

  With the departure of Senator Baucus from the Senate, Montana’s longest serving statewide elected official is Ed Smith. Never heard of him?  Well, we have elected him Clerk of our Supreme Court five times. Ed served as Chief Clerk of the Montana House of Representatives three legislative sessions and was then appointed by the…

Paying dearly for lapse in vigilance

  Remember Celebrating Conservatism? That good old Johnny Reb revivalist show that camped at our publicly-funded fairground for a couple years after the 2008 elections? You must remember them, especially if you want to understand how this county got itself into this current pickle we are all paying dearly for. A reminder then. Celebrating Conservatism…

Re: Obamacare

  Van P. Keele spent an enormous amount of time and effort writing the Bitterroot Star editor to show support for Obamacare. Paragraph after paragraph after paragraph after paragraph of J&J this and J&J that, Republicans this and Republicans that, etc., etc., yadda, yadda, yadda. I had to take a nap in the middle and…