Intelligent Discontent

Category - Culture

las_vegas_strip

Son of ICYMI

There’s a proposal to turn our state highways into the Las Vegas Strip. As if regular billboards aren’t ugly enough, electronic billboards could grace (although that seems like bad choice of verbs) our scenic Montana roads. The...

timravndal

Freedom From Idiocy Rally This Monday in...

While a collection of bigots plan to offer their pale imitation of the recent hatefest in Hamilton at the Capitol Monday, locals will have the opportunity to paint Helena in a far more positive light at a counter-protest, called the Freedom...

Montana Capitol

Virtual Swords Into Plowshares

[Note: Feel free to skip reading if you’re tired of reading about warring blogs] I’ve received a few death threats since I began blogging. Only a couple, and both were on posts when I suggested that the state of Montana should...

stopsexualviolence

A Remarkable Story About Policing and Rape

This is just a remarkable piece of reporting by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, writing for ProPublica: Later that day, Mason talked to Rittgarn, his fellow detective, and said that — based on Marie’s inconsistencies, and based...

zinkeabortion

New Spam Filter

We’ve been having some serious issues with spam on the server lately and I’ve installed a new blocker to try to keep out the bad traffic and permit the good. The new system should do a better job of not marking legitimate comments...

TheUsualIrishWayofDoingThings

Anti-Immigrant sentiment weakens America

The delightful picture above (by Thomas Nast – titled “The Usual Irish Way of Doing Things”)is a pretty accurate description of 19th century views on the value Irish Americans had for the country as a whole, and implies pretty...