Various & Sundry for the Weekend

by jhwygirl

Please consider this an open thread

One extraordinary fish: Benson the carp.

Wednesday or Thursday, Washington Post put out a lengthy piece giving some insight into the current guts of the Senate Finance Committee’s consensus-building version of health care not insurance reform.

How about seeking some consensus with me?!

Some fabulous music coming to town, I have to say: Bob Weir and Rat Dog at the Wilma Aug 26th. If your really adventurous and young at heart and have a portable schedule, you could hit a mini-tour of Dark Star Orchestra, starting at the Spud Drive-In in Driggs, (I can’t think of a more fantastic outdoor venue, it being on the backside of The Tetons and in the shadow of The Grand) next Wednesday…hit the Emerson Theater in Bozeman on Thursday, an then finish it with a Geothermal Jerry Bash at Lolo Hot Springs on both Friday and Saturday.

Honestly? If I think about that one too much, I think my head will explode….

In case you missed it in the news: For the first time in one year, job losses slowed.

It was also a good week for this woman. Wulfgar! is a bit harsh on himself as he breaks down the confirmation vote.

Pogie rails on some local stuff on the City of Helena – apparently the city is taking on a $65,000 per year public information officer. This isn’t keeping one, or even giving one a raise – it’s a whole new position!

He also had a good book review on Edward Royce’s Poverty and Power: A Structural Perspective on American Inequality.

The VA has launched a Veteran’s Justice Outreach Initiative, which, in reading it, seems like a gosh-darn common sense thing to be doing. I hope Missoula is able to grab up some assistance there, which might help out our overtaxed mental health system infrastructure.

There is no line that won’t be crossed in the vicious despicable tactics being used to defeat health reform.

And that’s all she wrote….

Have a nice weekend….


  1. goof houlihan

    Will do the DSO at the Emerson in Bozeman, then Ratdog.

    Will get to talk to the Senators this week.

    I think some form increased public outreach from the larger cities is warranted. I’ll read Pogie’s comments, but Bozeman already has an assistant to the city manager who does neighborhood outreach. Any applications are pushed out to the neighborhood associations during staff review, prior to planning board and commission review.

    Some sort of electronic push would be good too, where you can sign up for “you expressed an interest in ….recycling….the county commission is considering new…recycling…bin locations at the commission meeting…August 23rd.

    Sort of the Amazon.com model.

    Finally, flashing electronic signs are not allowed in Bozeman. Only entity to have one? The school district! They’re worse than developers when it comes to safety for pedestrians or motorists or school kids.




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