Review: The director’s cut of Heaven’s Gate

By John Ruberry Over the last few years I've been encountering snippets here and there about how that 1981 movie bomb, Heaven's Gate, was in fact, a better film than the reputation that surrounds it. After the success of The Deer Hunter, which gained him a Best Picture and Best Director Oscar, Michael Cimino, the … Continue reading Review: The director’s cut of Heaven’s Gate

the MSM Montana vs Manchester or: “Why do they hate us?”

Lt. Seymour Head of the Court: You've heard Captain Vere's account. Is it or is it not as he has said? Billy Budd: Captain Vere speaks the truth. It's just as Captain Vere says. But it is not as the master-at-arms said. I've eaten the king's bread and I'm true to him. Captain Vere: I … Continue reading the MSM Montana vs Manchester or: “Why do they hate us?”

Montana: Another fish threatens farmers

By John Ruberry It seems that the Obama White House, made up of urban elitists,  favors fish over farmers. The president sides with the unremarkable three-inch long delta smelt over the farmers who have grown bushels of all kinds of food for the rest of the nation for generations. Beginning with a court decision in 2008, … Continue reading Montana: Another fish threatens farmers

Ruptured Oil Pipeline in Montana

An Exxon-Mobil pipeline in Montana (just outside of Billings, near the Yellowstone River) ruptured yesterday. (NY Times story here.)  Crude oil spilled throughout the river and the land.  One hundred forty people in Laurel, Montana were evacuated; the oil poses a fire hazard.  Other pipelines to Billings were shut down. First things: I've been to … Continue reading Ruptured Oil Pipeline in Montana

Molatov cocktail thrown at anti-abortion protester, police: You’ve got to expect that sort of thing

At a pro-life prayer vigil an improvised Molotov cocktail was thrown at an elderly lady Thursday. Luckily the device missed her. Considering what's been going on in Madison I'm not surprised at this event in Montana, what I AM surprised is the reaction of police: ... instead of inspecting the bomb debris or calling evidence … Continue reading Molatov cocktail thrown at anti-abortion protester, police: You’ve got to expect that sort of thing