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I wanted to correct the appalling error about the Montana Constitution being lost in the Missouri River along with our two term acting Governor Meagher. The Gov. may have been drunk and fell in the river, was pushed, or killed by a man that claimed he was paid $8,000 to do him in, but recanted when informed that this was actually a crime. In any case, the Montana Constitution for statehood was lost a year earlier in 1866. It was on its way to the printer and just never made it there. Rumor has it that alcohol was involved. Eighteen years later we took a second sober shot at the constitution but it was not ratified and I believe that document also went missing. Third time is the charm and in 1889 Montana became a state with a constitution we could hold on to. We actually keep it until 1972 when we rewrote it. The current constitution is a rather progressive document and we should really really try to hold on to it. I will give you an example with the preamble "We the people of Montana grateful to God for the quiet beauty of our state, the grandeur of our mountains, the vastness of our rolling plains, and desiring to improve the quality of life, equality of opportunity and to secure the blessings of liberty for this and future generations do ordain and establish this constitution." Wait there is more, article II states we have a right to a clean environment, a primary reason the legislature keeps talking about the need to rewrite this business unfriendly document. I guess this was not a real appalling error. Heck, I am always misplacing important documents, like notices from the IRS, speeding tickets, etc. Thanks for letting me vent on this , some may say, nerdy issue. Mike - for some reason I am unable to to register for the blog under my name. Since Zan and I share a computer the internet machine assumes I am Zan. It is a big disappointment that I cannot add my photo.
Hey, Jack! (Another band name? Jack and the Shiffletts?) How about investing heavily in my favorite band, The Tasty Wontons? (Ooops, someone already used that, then got caught fraudulently raking in a hundred thousand or so from unsuspecting investors). Sorry I can't match any of the well-deserving bands you mentioned, unless you're interested in hearing Prosthetic Overhang Jubilee (known for their eclectic blend of Rap and Gospel). Keep blogging! Zan
Jack: Glad to see the blog getting off the ground. It is truly entertaining. It is like Andy Rooney is out of retirement and has become a really good typist. Keep it up. Mike
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