We’re just ten days away from the public hearing on Missoula’s emergency ordinance banning new soup kitchens and homeless shelters, and I personally cannot wait. City council has proposed a retroactive “urgency measure” designed to prevent Union Gospel Mission from moving to the former Sweetheart Bakery, pictured above, after nearby residents complain. A week from Monday, we get to hear homeowners explain why Missoula urgently needs to prevent charities from feeding the poor. In the meantime, you can read my snarky column on the subject at the Missoula Independent. It is biased and poorly thought-out, in that it assumes a law against helping the homeless is kind of absurd. We’ll be back tomorrow with Friday links.