Saturday, May 27, 2006

Just Can't Take It Anymore

So anyway, here I was minding my own business doing a springtime excavation of that pitiful little thing that is commonly referred to as my life and shutting the rest of the world out of my thoughts for a few days when I made the mistake of turning on the teevee while I was sorting the mail. Oh boy.

Iraq is fun for our soldiers, they are making rap videos and everything, yippee! Better yet, somebody wants to combine the lotto with voting, the economy is great and the radio is brimming with discussions of how the big bad enviros won't let our friends at Exxon drill a tiny little spot of ANWR that nobody likes anyway.

I'm not tough enough to do this, I'm not brave enough to look at this number grow while my friends have loved ones there and more on the way.

I think I will sit back and take Riggsveda's advice for a while now.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Passing On Montana's Flashing Highway Signs

Of all the obscure issues going on in this state, this one has the potential to dramatically change the landscape here in the Big Sky Country to look like any old flashy neon dive that doesn't have anything better to offer. This action alert came as a courtesy of our very own Democratic go to for a million things and they will get done. Thanks Joan, I am passing it along as is:

The Administrative rule changes proposed by the Montana Department of Transportation goes before the Transportation Commission for a decision on Thursday, May 25th.

If you are opposed to permitting electronic billboards and pictorial images on billboards in our great state of Montana, please call the commissioner for District 1, Kevin Howlett at 406-745-3525 or you can email him at

Please ask Mr. Howlett to vote no on the proposed administrative rule changes to billboards by MDOT. Tell him you do not want larger welcome signs, larger rural and ranch signs and to prohibit appreciation messages on electronic reader boards.

Montana's highways do not need any additional distractions, they are dangerous enough. Our scenic vistas we cherish so much are at risk. The industry points out most states have these electronic billboards. Well, folks, that's why we live here because Montana is not and does not aim to be like most states. It is unique.

Please call before Thursday; it's important that we have strong public involvement to say no to electronic billboards.

Thank you.

Okay, I did bold the date this goes before the commission to inspire you to get your two cents in before the deadline so get to it and pass it along as well, please and thank-you.