Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day!

The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood – rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky – they all turn out in one day. – David Byrne

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Tonight’s the Night
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
  • Election Night Parties
  • It’s a Holiday (for some)
  • Pete Davidson & Dan Crenshaw

Tonight’s the Night:

I plan on being up until all the major races are decided across the fruited plains.

We know that some counties (Cascade) in Montana use an abacus to help them count votes (that’s a joke, they are just slow) so we may not know some of the results until early in the morning.

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Don’t forget to vote today! Thanks to all of the candidates! 

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner:

Here are my predictions for some of the key races/issues on Tuesday:

  • U.S. Senate-MT: Jon Tester +4
  • U.S House-MT: Greg Gianforte +4
  • I-185: (Expand Medicaid) Approved (Yes)
  • I-186: (Hard Rock Mining) Approved (Yes)
  • LR-129 (Collecting ballots) Defeated (No)
  • U.S. Senate-MO: Claire McCaskill +2
  • U.S. Senate-TX: Ted Cruz +4

Final prediction – Democrats take control of U.S. House. Republicans will maintain control of U.S. Senate. The fun and battles begin in January.

Election Night Parties:

I plan on attending all the election night parties tonight dressed at the Grim Reaper. I’m just kidding. That would freak people out.

But, for those of you in the area, here is where some of the parties are being held:

  • Greg Gianforte: Bozeman – The Hilton Garden Inn
  • Matt Rosendale: Helena – Delta Hotels by Marriot Helena Colonial
  • Jon Tester: Great Falls – Holiday Inn of Great Falls
  • Kathleen Williams: Bozeman – Rialto Bozeman

There will be tears of joy and tears of sadness.

It’s a Holiday (for some):

It really does not make sense to me, but some local governments are closed on Election Day (Nov. 6) – like the City of Great Falls, City of Billings, City of Missoula, Yellowstone & Missoula Counties, to name a few.

It’s not just a holiday for some local governments in Montana it’s nationwide.

I guess they need to time off to help old people get to the polls…

Pete Davidson & Dan Crenshaw:

I watch Saturday Night Live (SNL) often and have for many years. I find some of their skits and jokes funny, others not so much.

This past week, SNL comedian Pete Davidson went too far when he poked fun at former Navy Seal Dan Crenshaw who lost an eye while serving. Crenshaw is running for U.S. House in Texas:

Davidson joked that the audience would be surprised to hear that Dan was not, in fact, a hitman from a “porno movie.” He said, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever. Whatever.”

It’s never cool to joke about an injury a veteran sustained while protecting us. Davidson has trouble being funny and he was not funny at all for these remarks.

Davidson should apologize to Crenshaw.



2 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day!

  1. “That’s when a man who appeared to be about six-feet tall, white and about 30 years old emerged from Zinke’s front door.

    “He said, ‘I’m Ryan Zinke.’ I said, ‘Dude, you’re not Zinke.’ I asked, ‘Who are you?’” Legere recounted.

    He said his name was Scott. “Scott what?”

    According to Legere, the man wheeled around toward the house without an answer and muttered as he walked to the front door. Within minutes, by around 9:30 p.m., U.S. Park Police arrived. Neighbors assumed the man named “Scott” had called them, since Park Police fall under Zinke’s department.
    Zinke and his wife have lived in the rental home since he began serving in Congress in 2015, Arlotto said, and have not been seen in the neighborhood frequently in recent months. The guest who impersonated Zinke, along with three or four other men, all left the house and piled into the Mercedes around 10 p.m.”


    Remember this if Zinke is stupid enough to run for office again in Montana.

    And where have Ryan and Lola been hanging their hats the past few months?

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