The Wednesday Read

The Western Word is coming to you, STILL coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog! I have another photo from the underground bunker to share today

Quote of the day…

Not to brag, but I was washing my hands before it started trending. – Anonymous

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Super Tuesday Junior, Analysis
  • Montana Secretary of State
  • One More Thing


On Tuesday there were six states voting in the primaries/caucuses. The states were Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota (Caucus), and Washington.

It looks like Joe Biden won Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, and Missouri. Bernie Sanders won North Dakota. Washington is too close to call.

Biden increased his delegate lead. Going into the Tuesday contests he was up by about 77 delegates. Reuters reports that Biden won at least 157 delegates Tuesday night and Sanders 97.

During Biden’s speech late Tuesday night, Reuters reported:

The sweeping wins put Biden, 77, on a path to face Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election, and the former vice president quickly looked ahead with a call for party unity and an appeal to supporters of Sanders.

“We share a common goal, and together we are going to defeat Donald Trump,” Biden said in Philadelphia, thanking Sanders and his supporters for their energy and passion.

Biden will need the passion of the Bernie Sanders supporters to become President.

Although the contest is not over, the fat lady is warming up down the hall. It might just end next Tuesday – (March 17) when the folks from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio vote. (Primary Calendar)


In the song, “I Love This Bar” Toby Keith sings:

We got winners, we got losers,
Chain smokers and boozers.
An’ we got yuppies, we got bikers,
An’ we got , thirsty hitchhikers.
We got cowboys, we got truckers,
Broken hearted fools and suckers.
An’ we got hustlers, we got fighters,
Early birds and all nighters.

That seems to be the lineup for the Republicans running for Montana Secretary of State.

I have been looking over the candidates’ list on the Montana Secretary of State’s website for the last few days. When I got to the candidate filings for the Republicans running for Secretary of State, I shook my head.

If my count is correct, there are six Republican candidates running for Montana Secretary of State. They are Bowen Greenwood, Christi Jacobsen, Brad Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Forrest J. Mandeville, and Scott Sales.

The Democrats have one candidate, Bryce Bennett.

The Montana Republicans have once again shown that they are a few beers short of a six-pack. With six candidates, the best one probably won’t win.

There are a few of the Republican candidates who were elected to other positions in state government and still have time left on those terms, but their egos are too big to be satisfied with their current position. They shouldn’t get our votes. If elected as SOS, they would cost the state (taxpayers) money for an election to replace them.

Lee Newspapers has a story about all the craziness that came out of the last day of filing for elective office in Montana. Read it HERE.


I’m not sure if my gas mask will protect me from the coronavirus, but it makes me feel safer to have it handy. My flag will always protect me! Merica!

Besides, you never know when the feds will drop chemtrails on your position…

Have a great day!


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