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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

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/elections/2012/article_364ac1b4-43e7-11e1-a3e0-0019bb2963f4.html 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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September 19, Belgrade News

September 19, 2011

  September 19, 2011      Last Friday’s Belgrade News had some interesting articles.  First, the news that Murdock  and Skinner “booted off” Kerry White and Doug Espelien from the planning board for being “strong property rights advocates who had voiced concerns about county initiated zoning efforts.”  Murdock was quoted as saying that both White and [...]

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Forced to Fight

August 4, 2011

     In my last blog post I talked about the county’s latest “end run around the law” in their attempt to adopt these newest and even more abusive floodplain regulations without proper legal notice and time for public comment.      I have now, personally, filed a lawsuit in District Court contesting the constitutionality of these [...]

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Eminent Domain or Imminent Domain

August 4, 2011

     I have preached incessantly about the insidious regulatory taking of our rights and freedoms.  I am sure I sound like a broken record at times but we are in a serious fight for our lives, at the state level, with this fight over HB198.      Basically, our legislators sold us down the river.  HB198 [...]

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July 20, Dear Mr. Gray

July 20, 2011

  July 20, 2011 Dear Mr. Gray,      I do not know how Joby could have ever been tricked into believing that you have even the slightest bit of honor and integrity.      I have enclosed a copy of the Montana Code Annotated that covers publication notices for public meetings.  Please note that under MCA [...]

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The Dishonesty Continues

July 20, 2011

July 19, 2011                                                                      The Dishonesty Continues     I just came from a meeting of the county commissioners wherein they would vote to approve the new proposed Gallatin County Floodplain regulations.  All I can say is:  Ruler’s Law is alive and well in Gallatin County!!      First of all the legal notice requirements were [...]

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Korner Klub Targeted

July 8, 2011

The July 5, 2011 issue of the Belgrade News reported that the Korner Klub, at four corners, is the latest target of Gallatin County’s Ruler’s Law, whims of men bureaucracy.  The paper reported that the owner, Jerry Ritter, has testified that he re-built the septic system in 1985 to the specifications of the health officer [...]

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