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post #31 of 50
If you stay in Missoula too long, you become an angry, sad, pathetic little four-eyed man. With a big old goofy chicken wing for an arm, and opinions that no one cares about. Beware.

Tragic.
post #32 of 50
What if you visit for a few days of skiing? Do you just develop mild symptoms?

Alfonse
post #33 of 50
No.
I read his post like he was looking for a long term commitment to the area, with the retirement comment and all.

No, no mild symptoms will develop, however you may experience some difficulty with the customer service which may leave you with a mild case of dyspepsia.
post #34 of 50
I see Montana as being like Vermont, Live and let live sort of thing. Vermont knows that tourism brings in lots of cash, but does not want to grow at all. Its tough to walk the line between Flatlanders(I am one and so was Ethan Allen!) and not biting the hand that feeds you sort of thing. One of the current issues happening is that with the internet now the world has really become smaller and people can live in these remote mountain areas more easily. That scares some places a bunch and if you do not grow smart things can get ugly. I appluad Telluride and Crested Butte for making seperate lodging towns in order to keep the integrity of the original towns in tact. I would not worry about Missoula, too cold and grey like the NE. People with the real cash will head to the sunny places in CO or Tahoe, or Utah.

Alfonse

Alfonse
post #35 of 50
I wish I were an idiotic selfgratified "xdog1" from NY. you know the kind, the type who thinks being caustic is funny, but the material offered caustically is not? the one who DOES NOT QUITE "get it"?

that's what I wish I were. so I could fire potshots at things I don't know or understand.

as to Missoula, and okolepuka's silly ramblings, it's NOT the hippie trustafarians who want to "close the door" as those folks are here on mom & dad's college trust savings and are not staying.

rather there are some of us who have lived in areas that quickly changed from rural to PUKE in less than a decade. if we love our homes, we want them to retain what makes us love them.

ugly sprawl, McEverything, chain stores, etc. You can move ANYWHERE and have that shyte.

why bring it here? we do not need it and generally, unless you are a politician, you don't want it.

as to locals who grew up here, you would be hard pressed to find one who agrees with another, so enough of that imagined monolithic geniality. :

and alfonse, thanks for being sensible... but you don't realize the gall of people who move to a new "rural" place where they imagine they will slow down and start to appreciate life. many have moved here to Missoula and already under their collective belt of "new rurality" have paved a lot of shyte that didn't need it, have added more streetlights and sidewalks where they weren't needed, have widened roadsd to make them into speedways, etc.

those are not the acts of people who respect a place and its sense of individuality.

they are the blinded acts of one who thinks that what is everywhere else and in great numbers is the highest value of all.

LCD.

fuggin' maroons.
post #36 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by MilesB
Don't stop now, you're on a roll! Like Batman fighting 4 henchmen at once!

KAPOW!! ZING!!! CRRRAAACCKKK!!! WANKKK!
don't forget...

ZOWIE!
post #37 of 50
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, scince for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despiceable an ignoreable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." -- Albert Einstein

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

and this one just for nolo, who played the ryan-parrot saying I just want to selfishly shut the door behind ME...

Albert Einstein
The conscientious objector is a revolutionary. On deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society.
post #38 of 50
"as to Missoula, and okolepuka's silly ramblings, it's NOT the hippie trustafarians who want to "close the door" as those folks are here on mom & dad's college trust savings and are not staying."

I never said anything about hippie trustafarians.



You need to chill out.
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by okolepuka
You need to chill out.
and you need an acetic acid anal lavage.
post #40 of 50
The way this is going, let me be the first to say it--so long Gonzo, its been swell.
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by lifer
The way this is going, let me be the first to say it--so long Gonzo, its been swell.
boundaries exist for a reason.

an unjust law has no moral force.
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
and you need an acetic acid anal lavage.

Ouch!
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by okolepuka

Ouch!
don't worry they send a cute nurse. be sure to tell them whether you're hetero or homo though, they have to send the proper gender and preference.
post #44 of 50
Female, please, big hooters.

This reminds me of the time when I was in my early 20s and I had to get an enema for an x-ray, the two techs that administered the enema were both in their late 20s and cute. I turned around while they were shooting the die in and caught them smiling at each other. If I wasn't in so much pain I would have laughed.
post #45 of 50
I knew a thread about Missoula would lead to the subject of enemas.
post #46 of 50
it is the best metaphor to use for those who wish to move here for "retirement" of the sort that spells "pavement, shopping, pavement, shopping, pavement, shopping"
post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
it is the best metaphor to use for those who wish to move here for "retirement" of the sort that spells "pavement, shopping, pavement, shopping, pavement, shopping"
Whether those moving to Missoula want "pavement and shopping", it will come. Development follows growth, whether it is desired or detested.

As a resident from 1990-99, I saw Missoula's rapid growth in population and commercialism first hand. Some of it suited me but much of it didn't. That part that really disgusted me more than sprouting franchise sprawl on Reserve Street was the casino that seemingly popped up on every corner.
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by lifer
Whether those moving to Missoula want "pavement and shopping", it will come. Development follows growth, whether it is desired or detested.

As a resident from 1990-99, I saw Missoula's rapid growth in population and commercialism first hand. Some of it suited me but much of it didn't. That part that really disgusted me more than sprouting franchise sprawl on Reserve Street was the casino that seemingly popped up on every corner.
the type of "it's inevitable so who cares" attitude you reference is precisely what allows ugliness to fester in every available pocket.

the only thing required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. -attribution unknown.

"accept the inevitable" - then just go kill yousrelf, okay? 'cuz you're gonna die anyway, so why bother living?
post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by gonzostrike
the type of "it's inevitable so who cares" attitude you reference is precisely what allows ugliness to fester in every available pocket.

the only thing required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. -attribution unknown.

"accept the inevitable" - then just go kill yousrelf, okay? 'cuz you're gonna die anyway, so why bother living?
Gonz, I hate to interrupt your rail against the machine. However, my actions and words have never supported commercial blight, urban sprawl, reckless energy consumption and the like although I would have to admit to feelings that they do seem inevitable. Still, recognizing the strength of the opposition and giving up in defeat are two different things.
post #50 of 50
Sad. Seems like he could've been a nice Irish boy at one time. Mom and Dad must be so proud.
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