Monday’s Odd & Ends

Hello Monday!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Smith’s Column in the Tribune
  • Lee Newspapers & MTN
  • Angela McLean
  • GOP Presidential Debate
  • Saturday Night Live Opening

Gregg Smith’s Column:

The former Electric City Weblog owner is now writing a monthly column from the conservative side of the fence for the Great Falls Tribune.

Bloggers everywhere should salute Smith for attaining this position.

In this month’s column, Smith writes about the campaign complaint against Great Falls City Commissioner-elect Tracy Houck. Smith tells readers:

Jon Motl, commissioner of political practices, found she violated campaign laws in this fall’s primary. The complaint is now in the penalty phase. Houck and Motl will either reach a settlement, or the case can proceed in court.

Smith then digs into the details of the infraction, and I imagine most readers turned the page.

I’m hoping in future columns Smith can delve into other conspiracies like Agenda 21, the President being a Muslim and/or being born in Kenya, chemtrails, no Christmas trees allowed in the Obama White House, and the red holiday cups at Starbucks.

Lee Newspapers & MTN:

Lee Newspapers seems to be upset that Montana Governor Steve Bullock released the emails about Lt. Gov. Angela McLean resignation to Montana Television News (MTN) and did not release them to Lee Newspapers even though Lee Newspapers claim they requested the emails.

I’m yawning here.

Pro Tip: When politicians have to release news that makes them look bad, they like to send the information to reporters who are (or who have been) friendly to them during their reporting.

Maybe Lee Newspapers will post scathing editorials about it in all their Montana Newspapers to get back at the Governor…

Angela McLean:

McLean must not be too despised in Montana Democratic circles because over the weekend she put her name on a fundraising email for the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (MDLCC).

In the email McLean writes:

I hope you know that in my new role, I will continue to fight for Montana’s kids. I hope you will continue to fight with me by ensuring we have legislators that support our values. Can you help us help Montana’s children with a donation to MDLCC today?

Isn’t that special…

GOP Presidential Debate:

The final Republican presidential primary debate of 2015 will be held Tuesday night on CNN. The nine candidates on the main stage will be Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Rand Paul.

Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki did not make the main debate and will debate earlier in the evening.

Read more about the CNN debate HERE.

Saturday Night Live Opening:

In case you missed it, Will Ferrell returned to Saturday Night Live doing his George W. Bush impression while talking about the current GOP Presidential candidates. It was hysterical.

When he was talking about immigration, he said, “The way I see it, unless your name is Running Bear or Chief Two Rivers, we’re all anchor babies.”

Watch it HERE.

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