They're not playing the game in certain parts of montana
@coyotebill Lot's of no maskers here in Great Falls. Of course, in the college towns you get soundly harranged if you dare show your face. Doesn't bother me much. I just ignore them and walk on by with a smile that I know they can see.
Where is that sign?
Where in Montana are people pushing back?
We’ve lived there, but many years ago, and are thinking of retiring up there, so trying to figure out which areas haven’t gone mad. North of Billings, like Roundup, is particularly intriguing because the property is still more reasonably priced.
I haven't been down to Billings in a few months, but just when things were "ramping back up" in October, my wife ran a marathon down there and said there were lots of people without masks both outside and in public buildings. The whole state had closed it's restaurants and other stores for a few weeks back in May, but by June most things were open. I've been bowling in Great Falls every week since September. Not one mask in the place and it's packed wall to wall.
@MountainJay Two weeks ago the new governor repealed the mask mandate so people are feeling a little easier being seen in public with out it. Of course, now you have counties each passing their own mandates with fines to back it up. Power hungry douches.
@MrsShill I was just up in Kalispell last weekend. Since the governor lifted the mask mandate 70% of the people in Bigfork had no mask. Probably 50/50 in Kalispell.
@OTG_in_MT Excellent news!!
What do you think of the new governor? I've only started following Montana politics for the last six months or so, since realizing we'll be escaping Washington for greener pastures.
@MrsShill I don't know what to think of him yet. I thought it was funny that he punched a reporter in the face when he refused to get his mic out of his face a couple years back. I also like that he lifted the mask mandate two weeks ago, which in my opinion is a big reason the last Governor got voted out. I haven't really heard much else from him, not that I've been paying close attention...
@MrsShill Honestly, I keep my head mostly out of politics for my own sanity. I am truly thankful to live in this state through all of this though. Life has largely carried on as normal... or closer to normal that the vast majority of the country anyway.
@OTG_in_MT Aaaaand that's why you're about to get 80 gazillion new neighbors. 😁
Five from just the Shill family!
If I'm not mistaken, there is one square mile of territory per person in Montana. That should be room enough to go unmasked.
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