The Monday Memo

Pretty funny how we used to eat cake after someone had blown on it. Good times... – Unknown

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

  • Max Baucus
  • MT Governor 2020
  • Social Media
  • One More Thing


Note to Montana Republicans: Max Baucus is not on the ballot this year in Montana.

I’m thinking the GOP folks should concentrate on keeping the junior U.S. Senate seat and the lone U.S. House seat in Republican hands.

The Great Falls Tribune reported the following over the weekend:

The Montana GOP on Thursday called on top Democrats to denounce comments made by former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus in a CNN interview in which he said he feared rhetoric against China was so strong that the United States was heading into an era comparable to red-baiting tactics used by Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the ‘50s and “a little bit like” Adolph Hitler in the ‘30s.

How did the Montana GOP even discover this interview? I thought President Trump banned CNN from all Republican televisions. Maybe it was fake news?

Most Montanans (me included) don’t care what Baucus says. I stopped caring when he became Ambassador to China.

This was a nothingburger.


There are a lot of flyers hitting the mailboxes across Montana from U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT). By the end of the 2020 election, Gianforte may personally save the United States Postal Service.

In case you are not aware, Gianforte is abandoning the U.S. House to run for Montana Governor which places Montana’s seniority in the U.S. House back near the bottom.

Sandwiched between two flyers for Montana Governor was one from Congressman Gianforte with updates about Covid-19. The information is probably old news now since it takes weeks to get these flyers printed and sent from the U.S. House.

The two-sided flyer is prepared, published, and mailed at taxpayer expense.

I’m sure these taxpayer-funded flyers are legal; it’s not that.

It’s all about getting your name out in the public leading up to the Montana primary election and Gianforte is doing just that. Sadly, it’s the taxpayers who are footing part of the bill.


I get a chuckle out of some of the posts I see on social media. Just this weekend someone posted “The Lord’s Prayer” and said that Facebook was taking it down. Posts like that have been false for years. There are even “The Lord’s Prayer” Facebook pages and, oh my, they even include different scriptures from the Holy Bible.

Someone else posted a quote from Winston Churchill that was fake. One time I posted a quote that was attributed to the wrong person. A faithful reader pointed it out and I quickly changed it. I did not tell them to, “kiss-off,” or ban them from my site. I thanked them because that is what adults should do.

The most interesting thing I saw on social media was posted several times from different people. It was a letter from an attorney named Dennis Guthrie who got nasty in a letter to Nancy Pelosi for saying attacks on healthcare was “un-American.”

The letter from Guthrie to Pelosi is real. It was fact-checked.

The problem is the letter was dated August 11, 2009. Yes, 2009.

Guthrie wrote in the letter that he was 75 years old. The letter was written 11 years ago.

I’m betting those who posted the letter never saw the date on the letter.

There is a lot a hatred for Pelosi from Trump supporters. Funny thing is most of the people hating on her can’t do a damned thing about her. They don’t live in her district. Pelosi can’t be impeached. Pelosi is in her 17th term (two years each) and she wins reelection with 70-80% of the vote. She was reelected last time with 87% of the vote.

Good luck with getting rid of Pelosi.


My friend thought when I said this lady was “out of his league” that I meant she bowls on a different night than him.


2 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

  1. the bible is not holy. Its historical use, long-ago put a disclaimer to that assertion

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