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The left’s love affair with doublethink

August 04, 2018 at 7:00 pm

If you have a hard time following the logic of some liberal arguments, don’t worry. It’s not you. Taking a page out of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” our modern prog friends have mastered the art of doublethink — “the power of hold...

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That time I was a dancing queen

July 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

For those of us baby boomers who came of age in the 1970s, there was no way to escape the addictive melodies of the many ABBA songs that swept the world during that era.“Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” played in every disco-themed night club...

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Looking back at 18 years of the ‘Best of the Flathead’

July 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm

In Sunday’s edition of the Daily Inter Lake, you will find the 18th annual “Best of the Flathead” magazine. Of course, for those of us who live here “Best of the Flathead” is somewhat redundant. It might as well be called “The Best of the B...

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Loons in the news

July 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

Two articles about the danger of lead poisoning of loons happened to cross my desk within a week. They caught my interest because observing a pair of black and white spotted loons calling to each other on a quiet Montana lake makes for a lu...

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Democrats embrace Ayn Rand’s wary blueprint for the decline of America

July 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

As the Democratic Party lurches, nay lunges, leftward, it is instructive to reflect on the writings of Ayn Rand, the prophet of capitalism.Rand’s 1957 masterwork, “Atlas Shrugged,” never ceases to amaze with its anticipation of the left’s m...

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Lake Superior whitefish

July 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

They’re baaaack…Lake Superior whitefish that is. This hard fighting, extremely tasty fish that are non-native to Flathead Lake, yet revered by so many, are starting to show up in isolated pockets on Flathead Lake. Just like last year, (but...

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Data overload: some surveys seem senseless

July 15, 2018 at 3:00 am

Sometimes I feel like we’re being surveyed and analyzed to death. Everybody and their dog wants to know how we rate every blessed thing we buy or event we experience.How was your stay at such-and-such hotel? Take this survey for a chance to...

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Walk away? Been there, done that ...

July 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Have you heard of the #walkaway movement?This campaign was started recently by Brandon Straka, a gay New York hairstylist, who said in a viral YouTube video, “For years now, I have watched as the left has devolved into intolerant, inflexibl...

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Sportsman hosts bighorns to benefit Wild Horse

July 08, 2018 at 3:00 am

Folks turned out in tall order to help an iconic Flathead Valley business celebrate its 50th anniversary.Sportsman & Ski Haus pulled out all the stops by offering big sales, free food and drink, and special events on two consecutive wee...

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Trump goes trolling for East Coast liberals in Montana!

July 07, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Two weeks ago, Donald Trump Jr. went fly-fishing in Montana. Last week, his father went fishing on Montana, too, but with a different target in mind.President Trump’s stemwinder of a speech at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls was all t...

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