Tuesday’s Quick Hits

The police came to my house last night and told me my dogs were chasing people on bikes. My dogs don’t even own bikes. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Presidential Debates
  • Daines & Socialism
  • Worst Counties
  • Mitch McConnell = Russian Asset

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES:

Round two of the Democratic Party presidential debates are upon us.

This time CNN will air the debates, which are being held in Detroit at Fox Theatre from 6 to 8 p.m. (Montana Time) Tuesday and Wednesday.

More info can be found by clicking HERE.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock will make his first appearance in the debates Tuesday night. Two of the top contenders, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will share the stage with Bullock. Seven others will also participate.

I’m sure we’ll see a press release from the Montana GOP condemning Bullock for being out of state when Montana is burning. It’s what they do.

This may be the last time we see many of these candidates, so look for some “Hail Mary” remarks from those who are struggling to get noticed. The next debates are September 12-13 and the polling criteria will be increased as well as the fundraising criteria to make it on the stage.

DAINES & SOCIALISM:

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) who is running for reelection scored some valuable points with Fox News when he introduced a resolution condemning socialism.

Fox News reported:

Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines introduced a resolution forcefully condemning what he called the “failed experiment” of socialism on Monday, warning that the United States had “two paths to take” — with one leading to “freedom,” and the other, “complete government control, undermining our constitution and our American way of life.”

Getting some publicity via Fox News is probably fundraising gold for Daines.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure that Daines knows much about the “freedom” he talks about.

I’ll leave Daines and his people with this quote:

Yes!, Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom! – Braveheart

Nobody is taking our freedom, Senator, although your friend, Donald Trump, seems to be destroying our country from within.

WORST COUNTIES:

I saw this on the Facebook page of “The Other 98%” and thought it was worth sharing:

Out of the 25 worst counties in the U.S. to live in, 10 are in Kentucky. Guess why Trump hasn’t publicly denounced its two Senators.

In case you don’t know, the two senators are Mitch McConnell & Rand Paul. Five of its six U.S. Representatives are Republicans.

I also verified the information. Click HERE for the full story from USA Today.

MITCH MCCONNELL = RUSSIAN ASSET:

A columnist for the Washington Post, Dana Milbank, pissed off U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by writing, “Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset.”

Milbank continued with:

This doesn’t mean he’s a spy, but neither is it a flip accusation. Russia attacked our country in 2016. It is attacking us today. Its attacks will intensify in 2020. Yet each time we try to raise our defenses to repel the attack, McConnell, the Senate majority leader, blocks us from defending ourselves.

Milbank was referring to McConnell blocking election security bills from getting a vote in the U.S. Senate.

McConnell went to the Senate floor and responded. You can read/watch it HERE.

I think we can just call McConnell “Moscow Mitch” from here on…

 

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