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 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 7, 2016 

I Will Be A President For All The People P.S. The Check's In The Mail

Trump’s no dummy. But neither is he brilliant. A brilliant person who has just become President-elect of the United States would not make such a statement as “I will be a president for all the people.” Hey! President-elect Trump I am not in...

 
 By Russell Fagg    Opinion    December 7, 2016 

The Electoral College

I have never really understood the Electoral College (EC). Recently a friend and I were talking about people who are apparently trying to convince electors to the EC not to vote for President-elect Donald Trump, and he asked me if this was possible....

 

The Power of Protest

I am not going to lie. I truly do feel the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to deny an easement for the DAPL under Lake Oahe in North Dakota was a true win for all Americans. Why do I believe this? First of all, people have the right to...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 7, 2016 

Remembering the Flag

While driving to town the other day, I was listening to the news concerning the issues at the University of Massachusetts concerning the flying of OUR American flag. So many “remembers” flooded my mind: memories of my school days, when each day...

 

Discussing DAPL

I have largely ignored the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest; unable, thus far, to really form an opinion due to a lack of substantive information. I am an independent-minded person, and a self-professed libertarian who voted for Gary Johnson (protest v...

 

Listen to the Quiet: Part 10

A multitude of preparatory steps went into a typical washday in the homesteader’s modest home. It’s a certainty that the modern-day housewife would think twice before swapping places with the housewives of the early 1900s in rural Montana. Doing...

 

On Tax Reduction

First, to taxes as I see it. Every Presidential candidate since Nero has promised lower taxes. Here’s a quickie run-down of how the income tax occurred in the US. 1791 to 1802 federal taxes on booze, tobacco, snuff, slaves, refined sugar, carriages...

 

Interest Rates Gone-By

It is the season of gift giving. Do you remember receiving US Savings Bonds for Christmas and Birthdays? Not many of us thought of the value of this gift, probably because as kids we preferred something much more tangible. It seemed to be the thing...

 

The Best Part of Raising a Huge, Tremendous Family

Not that I mind, the shocked faces, or even looks of pure horror, I get when I inform people that I am a father of four awesomely well adjusted and outstanding children, and oh by the way my wife is also expecting our fifth. I usually kind of...

 

Open Hearts

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I’m the youngest of six, so when I was growing up, Thanksgiving meant my siblings who had gone off to college came home, filling the house with the comfortable noise and familiarity I missed while...

 

Remembering Business

Do you ever drive down the streets of your town and remember all of the businesses that used to be? I didn’t spend all of my early years in Glasgow and I don’t remember all the business that used to be, even in the early 60s, however I do have...

 

Listen to the Quiet: Part 9

Diamond willows brought from the Frenchman Creek have played a unique role in the lifetime of Otto Kientz, providing him with a handy supply of slender but sturdy fence posts. Sixty years is an unbelievably long life for a post supporting several...

 

Ten Tasty Turkey Tidbits

Feasting on Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings is something many of us eagerly anticipate. Deep conversation over dinner about the details of one’s personal life or the election results…not so much. If you think you might find...

 

'Listen to the Quiet:' Part 8

Correction: The last installment of Listen to the Quiet featured competing and/or incorrect spellings of the names “Kientz” (this being the correct version) and “Anne Poland Dippy” (also corrected). Certainly, no people lived closer to God...

 

All Together Now, or Not

Have ya’ seen it? All those Gen Xer’s, Millenials and Dreamers, along with a dubious assortment of disgruntled movie actors on the evening news protesting the election of Donald J. Trump? They had best take a closer look at what they’re saying...

 

Veterans Day Address

The following is the key note address delivered by SSG A.J. Etherington during the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ and American Legion’s Veterans Day Ceremony in Glasgow on November 11th. In the last year, I have been humbled on three occasions now to... Full story

 

On Voting

Last week a new president was elected. Since then, there have been many demonstrations against President elect Donald Trump. In an interview on 60 Minutes Nov. 23, Trump was asked about the demonstrations. He stated he was “sad to see them and if...

 

The Art of Killing a Turkey

There are days when my mind just cannot dredge up a memory from the past that I haven’t already touched on, this being one of those days. Since it is hunting season, along with the knowledge that Brian Austin has reopened his meat processing shop...

 

Media, Elections and Respect

Some readers know me intimately enough to guess at my personal political allegiances. Regardless, it should shock no one to learn that I do indeed have strong feelings on the subject of the national election. And yet, the most important thing to me...

 

Kor Keeps Teaching

Some readers know me intimately enough to guess at my personal political allegiances. Regardless, it should shock no one to learn that I do indeed have strong feelings on the subject of the national election. And yet, the most important thing to me...

 

Honoring Montana's Veterans

On July 17, 2012, while on patrol with his team in Afghanistan, Bo Reichenbach of Lockwood, who is now a retired Navy SEAL from Team Two, stepped on a 20-pound IED buried in a field. He lost both legs above the knee leaving him a double amputee. The...

 

Seeking VA Volunteers

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died...

 

Time to Think and Plan

This past week was a busy one. My husband had an appointment to see if the bleeding had resumed in his eyes. Thankfully, it hasn’t so he won’t have to have his eyes checked for two months. I had three medical treatments -- two of them in Glasgow...

 

Becoming Senior Millennials

Remember a time when you could find almost everyone’s phone number in the local telephone book? One of my readers commented on how frustrating it is to find a phone number for someone now that everyone has cell phones. O.K. if this person is readin...

 

On The EEOC

James Brovard proclaims, in his book Freedom in Chains “EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) officials have proclaimed private companies guilty of violating or impeding 'equal opportunity' because of their failure to 'race-norm' test...

 

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