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Thought Provokers: 1/25/2023

Making fun of short people is the last social taboo seen as acceptable. Murder is universally despised, and yet assassins are deemed cool. The actual reason children are a boundless fountain of energy is that they don’t have to use their brains...

 

Dear Editor: Ignorance is Bliss at COS

Dear Editor, Whether you are for or against the Convention of States (COS), please take a moment to read this and consider heavily what I have to say. I was at the Helena Capital building to absorb...

 

Dear Editor: Freedom to Practice Religion Starts with You

Dear Editor, I am by no means a lawless person, but neither am I one of those who say "there outta be a law." In the interest of peace and positivity, I'm not going to point fingers here, or name...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    January 25, 2023 

Just Ask Georgia: 1/25/2023

Georgia, I have a question, I have many men pursuing me. Many MANY men. My mom thinks this just isn’t right and that I should pick one and go from there. But why should I settle with one man when I have so many men chasing me? Hot Commodity Dear...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 25, 2023 

Connecting Point: An Honor Above

Have you ever complimented someone for being a great person? What about speaking to others highly about another individual? We all have a certain person we admire, which is fairly standard. Dating back for centuries the Jewish people have looked up...

 

HOROSCOPES: Week of 1/25/2023

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, make a concerted effort to focus your attention on something that interests you. This may require that you find something new to stoke your passion. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 It’s a week for love and you have all of the resour...

 

Editorial: Taking Some Travel Time

In 2023 I’m looking forward to some travel with family and friends and yes, that means the office will occasionally be closed. However, I do know those dates and will always put them on the calendar, giving everyone a heads up to when the Ledger...

 
 By KEN WALSH    Opinion    January 18, 2023

Dear Editor: Finish with Week II of the Legislature

Dear Editor, We are now finished with week two of the legislature. It has been very busy and successful. I have had several bills moving within the House and Senate. House Bill 86, the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) reauthorization has...

 

Dear Editor: The State Faces a Unique Challenge

Dear Editor, The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session, and the House has already gaveled in. This year the state faces the unique challenge of deciding how to spend a $2 billion surplus. As Leadership of the Montana House, our response...

 

Thought Provokers: 1/18/2023

Making fun of short people is the last social taboo seen as acceptable. Murder is universally despised, and yet assassins are deemed cool. The actual reason children are a boundless fountain of energy is that they don’t have to use their brains...

 
 By GEORGIA    Opinion    January 18, 2023

Just Ask Georgia: 1/18/2023

Georgia, I have a question, I’m planning to go on a weekend trip with a couple of my girlfriends. I’m going to be bringing my baby; she is seven months old and is strictly breastfed, so obviously, I have to bring her. One of my friends wants to...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 18, 2023

CONNECTING POINT: Who is Jesus? A Short Review Inspired by the Letter to the Hebrews

The Letter to the Hebrews provides a clear review of Christ all in one spot! You might like to get your Bible out and read it. It is not long. In 2013 authors Steven Skiena and Charles B. Ward wrote Who’s Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Ran...

 

Dear Editor: Thank you, Mr. Buterbaugh

Dear Editor, Thank you, Mr. Buterbaugh, for the information on the massive budget bill. The current spectacle of the House of Representatives is another example of what seems to be the inability to use reason. Joy Des Rosier Whitehall,...

 
 By TOM JENKIN    Opinion    January 11, 2023

Dear Editor: Basically Just Talk But No Action

Dear Editor, I attended the Special Meeting of the Whitehall Town Council on Jan. 4th, listened to the Recreational Proposal, and participated in the comments about the history of the current Recreation Complex. When the Town received the land from...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 11, 2023

Dear Editor: I Voted For the Rec Board Amended Resolution for Several Reasons

Dear Editor, At the January Town Council Meeting, I voted in favor of the proposed Rec Board Amended Resolution for several reasons. At our previous special meeting, there was overwhelming support from around our community to make collaborative...

 

Thought Provokers: 1/11/2023

Nothing is stopping any of us from going to a different restaurant every day and saying it’s our birthday for a little free cake. The only reason monsters don’t exist is that whenever we discover a real monster, it immediately becomes an animal....

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 11, 2023

Connecting Point: "Don't Drift," Says the Letter to Hebrews

At the beginning of winter not long ago, fishermen Jose and Ezequiel went to sea off the Mexican coast as was their routine, but that afternoon a storm pounded their small vessel and had its way with them. They survived, but a day and a half later...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 1/11/2023

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you are willing to take risks and never afraid to try new things. This benefits you as you seek new solutions regarding how to get things done. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, figure out a new goal to pursue and start to make...

 

Thought Provokers: 1/4/2023

Soy milk and soy sauce are two very different liquids derived from the same bean. There are so many different kinds of apples that all taste different, yet there’s only one apple juice flavor. The best part of cucumber tastes like the worst part of...

 

Dear Editor: A critique of Ledger's LTE 12/7/2022

Dear Editor, A “critique” of the Ledger’s Letters to the Editor on 12/7/2022. “J. Butt” - Blah blah blah blah blah boring. Double dribble. “Computer Kelly” - the Earth is flat. Elvis is alive. And the cow jumped over the moon. “The...

 

Dear Editor: Budgets and Pork

Dear Editor, One of the jobs the House side of Congress has is to plan a budget for the government to operate the following year. They are required to have this budget presented for a vote by the end of September, thirty days before the end of the...

 
 By KEN WALSH    Opinion    January 4, 2023

Dear Editor: Humbled by the Responsibility of Serving You

Dear Editor, The 68th Montana Legislative session is nearly upon us and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to again serve the constituents of House District 71 in my second term. As is always the case the biennial 90-day session will be packed...

 
 By GEORGIA    Opinion    January 4, 2023

Just Ask Georgia: 1/4/2023

Georgia, I have a question, I am 52 and getting married in about six months (first). My best friend, whom I love dearly, is assuming I want her to be my matron of honor. I have not asked her because she weighs about 400 pounds. I hate myself for not...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 4, 2023

Connecting Point: No Comparison

The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of twenty-seven New Testament writings with no clear author. Students have debated its scholarship for centuries. Many suggest Paul, and whoever the author was, his knowledge of the Old Testament was extensive,...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 1/4/2023

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Sometimes you have to hold some things in to safeguard others from sticky situations. It can be tricky keeping secrets, but this week it is for the best. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, there are a lot of people in your corner right...

 

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