Combat! blog got socked in at Georgetown Lake this morning, which was not a fun euphemism like it sounds. That’s a foot of snow overnight during the last week of September. That’s Montana. You would not approve of the mountain road I drove down in my rear-wheel drive pickup to escape, but it was worth it to bring you today’s extremely half-assed post. Behold! It’s my column in the Missoula Independent, about just what message Rep. Steve Daines tried to send with two purely symbolic votes in the House last week. Hint: he does not like food stamps, and he hates trees. We’ll be back tomorrow with Friday links, somehow alive.