Every morning on the radio, we ask our Question Of The Day. Normally, it's a fun, light-hearted question. We might ask what's your favorite food? Or what is your favorite band? A lot of times, we will focus on Montana-related topics, like the question we asked yesterday, what's the scariest thing about living in Montana?
I'll be honest, I thought people would respond with things like Bears, Snakes, or my personal answer, living on top of the world's largest Super Volcano.
Don't get me wrong, a couple of people mentioned Grizzlies, and there was a comment or two about the Volcano, but that was nowhere near the most popular answer. It seems the thing that most Montanans are scared about is...people.
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I should probably be a little more specific, it's not just people, but people not from Montana that seem to frighten us most. In fact, many of the comments were brutal and people sure didn't seem to hold back their feelings.
Here are a few highlights:
"Your new next-door neighbor that's just unloading the U-Haul is from California and has already put an "In this house we believe...." yard sign out front."
"It gradually changed into what Montana shouldn't be."
"The more that move here ...there more it's not home anymore."
"Crime and car wrecks are the new normal."
"The Californians moving into the state. Oh. And Billings. Billings is scary!!!"
"At least in Bozeman, the cost of housing and a non-conservative mindset."
"That it’s changing from the state I once knew. We have managed to stay sane amid the rest of the country’s woke craziness for a long time. But it’s creeping in fast."
"All the rich people buying and moving in, and legalizing drugs"
"Tourism and people moving in from out of state..."
There were several more like that, as many Montanans simply aren't fans of people visiting or moving to the state. Of course, we've talked about this numerous times and that certainly hasn't stopped the influx of people coming here whether it be for a visit or to stay permanently.
Personally, as a fellow transplant, Montana is a whole lot like where I came from, except for here we have mountains.
In my home state, there are a lot of small towns, and folks wave at each other when they pass on the road. We have our ways we like to do things and don't take too kindly to folks telling us we're wrong. We worry about the weather and how it will affect the farm, we help each other out after a storm rolls through, and we pray for each other when something bad happens to a family.
So maybe the real issue isn't people moving here, but the type of people moving here.
20 License Plates Banned In Montana
This is just a small glimpse at banned license plates in the state of Montana. There are well over 4000 that could be added to this list.
Now why some of these are banned is beyond me. I don't find any of them offensive, that's for sure; the state of Montana has the right to refuse:
"any combination of letters or numbers, or both, that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency or which are misleading or a duplication of license plates provided elsewhere."- Montana Motor Vehicle Department
What plates are banned in your state? Hopefully, they are not as picky as Montana.
Here's The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana
Montana is known by several nicknames. Big Sky Country, The Treasure State, and the Last Best Place to name just a few. Each year, millions of folks travel to Montana to partake in its beauty, while often seeking adventure in the outdoors. From skiing to rafting, fly fishing, to snowmobiling, Montana can certainly be described as an outdoor paradise.
No matter the season, there is always something to see and do in Montana. Here's a look at The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana.
Four Celebrity Couples Who Happily Got Married In Montana
Ever wonder if any celebrities shared the same wedding venue as you? Find out if you have that in common with these four celebrity couples!