More on the politics of beer in Montana. Politics and beer have been joined together since the beginning of our country. Remember the Whiskey Rebellion? There's a good book on the history of the saloon period from 1870-1920 called "Faces Along the Bar" by Madelon Powers. People who say they loves their freedoms turn around and like to control other people's ability to brew their own brew. They also seek to control people's leisure time. It's an old story.
About “Save the Post Office” | Save the Post Office.
This is a good site for information on the U.S. Post Office. So is this one at On the Commons that gives a great history. Surely this is an issue that should unite all Americans and even those of the two warring tribes, the Democrats and Republicans.
In Montana You Can Make a Difference | Electric City Weblog.
This was a very good blog even though I disagreed with some, well OK a lot, of its perspectives. Contributors like Gregg Smith and Dave Budge kept things interesting. And Rob Natelson perspective as a constitutional scholar was much appreciated. He did a lot of work. They are closing down the blog. There is a lot of that going around.
As a friend recently said, this is a time for more action and less words, words, words. But I am grateful to those hardy souls who can take a lot of the noise out there and help us connect the dots and in so doing connect with each other again without interference from our feudal lords and their lackeys.
That was a great line in “Brokeback Mountain” spoke by one cowpoke to the other. And this week I heard it in reference to party politics. A neighbor came up and informed me that he’d just been to Helena, our state capital.
“The Republicans are plum out of their minds up there, ” he said. He was referring to the new batch of nonsense that clog up our legislative process every two years although it sounds like the atmosphere is not as bat-crap crazy as last time. Continue reading