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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 10:06 pm

Interim County Commissioner Cal Scott had a couple of jobs in the 1960s that made him realize his calling in life would be helping people.

One of the stints was selling baby pictures up and down the East Coast. He was the salesman who showed up at the table after the photographer was done to seal the deal and persuade parents to buy various photo packages of their children.

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          • Brick posted at 10:34 am on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

            Brick Posts: 17

            There's no place in governement for the likes of Socialist Gil Jordan.

            Someone posted it before I could....Jim Dupont would NEVER, EVER choose Gil Jordan to replace him. Gil Jordan represents everything Jim Dupont fought against. EVERYTHING.

            It would be a slap in the face to Jim Dupont's memory to have Gil Jordan in his seat.

          • bartha posted at 8:36 am on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

            bartha Posts: 3

            Clarify? I would say he is part of the problem not a victim . Where does he think his debt went.....Poof into the sky I don't think soooooooo.Those Banks that no one likes takes the hit! This guy is a snake charmer.Mabee he be a photographer again..There is NO PLACE in GOVERMENT for this Charleton....[beam]

          • Bonnie S posted at 4:19 pm on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            Bonnie S Posts: 43

            Luckygirl states..."We need to think for ourselves."

            Any idea of when you plan on doing that exactly?

            Gil Jordan is the most left wing extremist to ever run for this office besides Joe Brenneman (his mentor).
            Gil Jordan is the the 1st donor on Brenneman's C5 list. This fact alone should seal the deal for Jordan's defeat at the polls. We simply cannot afford any more 3 million dollar lawsuits like the one Brenneman gave to the taxpayers of Flathead County. The ultimate insult about that lawsuit was the Brenneman was never held personally responsible for it. The price tag was placed on the shoulders of the county taxpayers and Brenneman walked away scott-free. He went back to teet pulling on his dairy farm and we got stuck with the 3 million dollar bill.

            Gil Jordan is a disciple of Joe Brenneman. Gil Jordan must be rejected.

          • luckygirl posted at 11:46 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            luckygirl Posts: 107

            Transparency, if what you say about Jordan is true, I say neither candidate is worthy of public office. We as voters are such victims of the two-party system and doing what we are told. We need to think for ourselves. Can anyone suggest a credible write in candidate? Someone with a real chance? Warts are one thing, the negatives of these candidates go beyond minor flaws.

          • Transparency posted at 11:01 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            Transparency Posts: 87

            After reading the article and the comments, I take the points that all candidates have flaws and that place of origin doesn't always predict action.

            But let's start with what we know. Cal Scott served his country in the U.S. Army. Jordan was part of the hippy culture in California that protested the Viet Nam war. You know, the people that spit on returning soldiers.

            Cal Scott protested OCCUPY in Kalispell. Jordan not only supported OCCUPY, he helped fund it. We all have witnessed what a credit OCCUPY is to the Democrat party and the country.

            Jordan says in his Daily Interlake interview that he is a minister's son. As you will learn, he obviously does not believe in the Biblical axiom of; "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

            In 2008, Jordan, hired and attorney to file a lawsuit against one of his neighbors concerning a drainage ditch along side a road. The road in question was on the neighbor's property and terminated at the bottom of a hill where water pocketed when it rained or when snow melted. The neighbor established a drainage ditch which dried the road, but Jordan objected and filed suit in district court causing the retired couple in their mid-seventies to defend themselves against Jordan's ultimately unproven allegations. This guy Jordan is a real peach.

            In 2010 there was a dust-up between some of the museum's volunteers and Jordan which became so acrimonious that a third party outsider had to be brought in to settle the situation.
            A local attorney no less. Some volunteers left in disgust.

            For those of you who do not know Jordan, or know him well, be advised that he is one mean-spirited, vindictive individual.

            Were Jordan to be elected to the county commission, he would shortly become a cancer on
            Flathead County's taxpayers.

            All candidates have warts. In Jordan's case LET THE VOTER BEWARE!

          • luckygirl posted at 11:01 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            luckygirl Posts: 107

            While I don't always agree with Gary K's views, he has in my experience at least proven himself to be a "what you see is what you get" kind of guy. Not so with Cal S. Either way, Flathead County, get ready to have good old nutbar Russ Crowder back on the planning board within the blink of an eye. what a cf.

          • Yodah posted at 10:32 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            Yodah Posts: 26

            Keep in mind you must, two other commissioners , Jordan to keep in check. Cal Scott, unfocused dabbler or shifty con man, choose you must.

          • Plumber posted at 10:17 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            Plumber Posts: 82

            ROC-You are correct..

            I'll take ANY Republican that could have a train load of baggage any day of the week and twice on Sunday, over the extreme anti-business, anti-property rights, anti-growth, anti-everything Gil Jordan.

            Gil Jordan's extreme leftist agenda is a threat to the people of Flathead County and everything we hold dear. Gil Jordan must not be allowed 1000 yards from the door of the Commissioner's Office. Period.

          • pdrhnd posted at 9:34 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            pdrhnd Posts: 5

            Depending on, which article you read; Cal is either an expert in financing and real estaet or he's a victim of predatory lending. Which is it Cal expert or victim?

          • mtdawg posted at 7:29 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

            mtdawg Posts: 293

            How sad for Flathead County. Here we have a democratic candidate who is woefully out of touch with the needs of valley residents. On the other side we have a man who has problems with honesty and balancing his own checkbook. No matter who gets elected we are all screwed.

          • RIGHTOFCENTER posted at 10:44 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            RIGHTOFCENTER Posts: 181

            The issue is the extremism of Jordan's far left anti-property rights/anti-business agenda. This 60's retread hippy from the '60's Gil Jordan is a threat to our way of life in Flathead County. Jordan is the kook of all kooks. Anti-property rights to the core, this guy beams far left extremism. When the term "moonbeam" comes up, this guy fits the definition. This guy is anti-property rights to the core. Take all the constant attacks the 3 million dollar man DEMOCRAT Joe Brenneman made on property owners and multiply them by a millions and it still wouldn't equate to the threat this '60's hippy Gil Jordan will be to your property!!!

          • who new posted at 10:38 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

            who new Posts: 367

            I wish we had a credible write-in candidate for this position.


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