I know you don't write much anymore on here, but I wish you did. You're the only voice of reason. I miss it. These pictures are a sad reminder of what's become of our state and our country.
I'd warn people away from writing about MT politics. It can become addictive, like a drug that's bad for your health but which you just can't seem to quit. Sometimes you can stop for awhile, but without professional help, you usually relapse.
Take James Conner. He was supposed to go until Monday without a post, but he only made it until yesterday. He has the same problem I have - you want to stop, but can't.
A big problem is just plain ol' indifference.
For instance, yesterday I shared an old post of mine called "10 More Great Mountain Man Fur Trapping Books" in a Facebook group for people interested in mountain men topics.
It shot up to 926 views, and it probably only had 50 to 100 before then.
Now take a political post.
"Rob Quist Wins It" from March 5 has gotten up to 528 views so far. My last political post, "It's Just Goin' to Shit, Ain't It?" has received 344 views.
So not a lot of people are interested in what I have to say. Contrast that with the often enormous amount of Facebook likes posts on ID and Cowgirl get. I'm not sure everyone is reading 'em, but they sure are liking 'em on Facebook.
And yet the candidates and the messages those two sites push continue to lose at the ballot box here in Montana.
Anyways, besides you and a couple others, I don't think many are interested in my viewpoint, or my tone. So I've been taking a break for now...even though it's an effort to do so.
If writing about MT politics is a drug, it's a good one.
Some great stuff on this post. Really like that Stephen King quote.
Quist will be good for one industry!
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