Tell Congress to Stop Holding the National Park Service Hostage!

I urge all National Parks supporters to write to your representatives in Congress and tell them to stop holding the National Park Service hostage every time there is a budget crisis. The NPS budget is barely a drop in the bucket.

My letter to Montana’s Congressmen (subject: “Stop Holding National Parks Hostage”)

“Dear Sir, The [...]

Unethical Wildlife Photographers

On Saturday May 26, 2012, on a large family trip to Yellowstone, I arrived at the “Hitching Post” parking lot, joining a portion of our party that was in another vehicle. They had stopped to watch wolves chasing a cow elk. While there, my sister saw a couple badgers. Following them, she saw one enter [...]


Friends have, no doubt, noticed that I’m stuck, hung-up, PINNED on the topic of Pinterest lately. I know, I know… I complain about others “beating a dead horse” and yet I’ve been a broken record on the Pinterest topic. I contend I am not beating a dead horse. When it’s dead, I’ll stop whipping on [...]

Comment on Daylight Saving Time posters attributing a quote to an “old Indian”

I have a comment about this “quote” that’s been going around, often as a poster with the image of an American Indian wearing a headdress.

When told the reason for daylight savings time the Old Indian said, “Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew [...]

An Open Letter to Senator Max Baucus

Dear Senator Baucus,

This response concerns me greatly.  Your constituents trust you to comprehend the issues and ramifications of bills.  This cookie-cutter response that was sent to, apparently, every constituent who contacted your office to express their opposition to SOPA/PIPA (either/or), is not topical to the concerns I expressed and indicates a lack of understanding [...]

2 companies on shit list, 2.75 I’m pleased with after my 10 hour hassle today

At about 10:00 this morning I headed down the hill from home.  The car didn’t seem to be handling the ice well.  I crawled down in first gear and thought it must be icier than it looked.  As I turned onto Hwy 93 and accelerated it became obvious there was another problem.  I pulled [...]

Scarey “game” being played by Lolo kids

Yesterday evening I learned from my son, as he was telling me what he and his friends did with their free afternoon following an 11:30 dismissal from school to start Spring Break, that a pair of older boys in the neighborhood (perhaps middle school age) described and demonstrated the technique to play the “pass-out game” [...]

Constitutional Challenge ’round the Corner

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Can someone show me where the power to nationalize health care is granted to the federal government in the Constitution?

The 10th Amendment (above) specifically reserves any [...]

PEER = Public Employees FOR WHAT?!

PEER is at it again — campaigning to keep tribal employees from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) from working alongside federal employees at The National Bison Range, located on the Flathead Reservation.

The co-management and annual funding agreement (AFA) entered into by US Fish & Wildlife Services and CSKT is in keeping with [...]

PEER Back to Sour Grape Turf Wars at the National Bison Range

“One of the main concerns is that the CSKT, as a sovereign nation, may feel no need to be accountable once the federal check clears,” Ruch said. “If this Bison Range arrangement is an experiment, then that is all the more reason why it should be monitored closely.”

The words of a bigot. The [...]