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Each Loss a Step Toward Tyranny

October 10, 2012

                                                              Each Loss a Step Toward Tyranny      I attended a meeting of the Bozeman planning board last night where the board was scheduled to discuss Equine Zoning in the Bozeman donut.      I was amazed at the ideas that the planners and the planning board committee seemed to think that they had a [...]

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Gootkin for Sheriff

May 23, 2012

                                                          Gootkin for Sheriff      Remember the law enforcement pay scandal here in Gallatin County where the commissioners and the county attorney did their “end run around the law” as Judge John Brown called it?      Remember that Sheriff Cashell could not stop his deputies from pursuing the lawsuit that cost us taxpayers 4 million [...]

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More Regulatory Taking

May 23, 2012

                                                              More Regulatory Taking      I read a letter to the editor in last week’s Western Ag Reporter concerning another regulatory taking of property rights being considered by our esteemed Gallatin County Commissioners.      I spoke with the author of the letter, Mike Elmose, of Three Forks, who is one of about 20 landowners [...]

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May 11, 2012

                                                                  Hubris      I learned a new word today that I think is worth sharing, in light of our present county bureaucracy.  Hubris:  extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance.  Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in [...]

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Rothing vs. White

May 4, 2012

                                                                        Rothing vs. White      During my brief time campaigning for Steve White’s commissioner seat I am finding just about what I expected to find.  Steve is well-liked and considered by most to be the conservative one of the commissioners.  I agree with that assessment but it is like saying; compared to Obama, Clinton was [...]

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Spread the Word

April 25, 2012

                                                                                                  Spread the Word      It has been awhile since I have written a blog post so here is a start at catching everyone up to date.      Last July I just happened to catch a legal notice in the paper about Gallatin County’s new “Floodplain Regulations”.  Do you remember “gravel pit zoning” [...]

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Letter to the Editor

January 21, 2012

       Thanks to Michael Tucker for announcing my candidacy for County Commissioner in the Belgrade News.  I did, however, want to clarify a few points.  The regulations I am opposing are not exactly handed down from the federal government.  If you all will remember the commissioners’ attempt to do “donut zoning” after their attempt [...]

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County Commisioner Election

January 21, 2012 Copy and paste this address to view the column at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle site.

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Picking a New Sheriff

December 25, 2011

12/21/11 Picking a New Sheriff On the 6 o’clock news a few nights ago they were talking about the retirement of sheriff Cashell and the fact that the county commissioners get to make the selection for our new sheriff.  They showed Bill Murdock saying that amongst the usual expected qualities of honesty, etc. that the new sheriff [...]

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Incompetent Corruption

November 26, 2011

     The November 23, 2011 issue of the Chronicle printed an article written by Michael Tucker that explained that there is some money from insurance to help pay the debt to the deputies that the commissioners chose to cheat out of their rightful pay.      As I have written in earlier blog posts this article [...]

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