The Wednesday Read

Quote for Today:

We’re all brave in our own way. For example, I am not afraid of raw cookie dough. – Unknown

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

  • Political News & Commentary
  • World Series
  • One More Thing


  • The Associated Press reported that the campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines filed a complaint with federal election officials on Tuesday over anonymous mailers attacking Daines that were sent to Montana voters.

I don’t think I received that one. I think everyone should put their name on the campaign information sent to voters, just like I do with each column here at The Western Word.

  • The Great Falls Tribune reported that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio addressed more than 50 people at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls Tuesday afternoon, where he encouraged them to vote for Montana’s Republican candidates.

I am surprised that only about 50 people showed up. They probably did not raise enough money to pay for Rubio’s plane ticket.

  • Public Policy Polling shows Steve Bullock up on Steve Daines 48%-47% with 4% not sure, and Donald Trump beating Joe Biden 49%-47% with 6% not sure here in Montana.

November 3 is going to be fun!

  • President Donald Trump was in the Midwest campaigning Tuesday. (AP)

Since he is behind in the polls, I doubt we see him in Montana again campaigning since he needs to focus on other states.


Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for winning the World Series – their first since 1988 – over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers won the series four games to two.

History Lesson: Back in 1988, Kirk Gibson of the Dodgers hit a home run in game one of the World Series to help win the game. He limped around the bases. It was Gibson’s only at-bat in the series. The Dodgers beat the Athletics four games to one.

Game six had an interesting substitution.

ESPN reported that Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner tested positive for COVID-19 and was pulled from the team’s World Series-clinching 3-1 win in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. Turner was removed from the game in the eighth inning.


I voted! I am one of the 71,063,593 people nationwide who, as of Tuesday, voted early. I am also one of the 389,942 Montanans who already voted as of Tuesday night.

I want the wackos on the right to know that I safely and securely voted by mail – so take that!

I voted for Democrats and Republicans. I voted for recreational marijuana.

Now I wait for the election night!

I hope we have a peaceful transition.

## VOTE ##

5 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read

  1. Trump was in the Midwest campaigning, and leaving his Omaha supporters out in the freezing cold for hours afterwards waiting for a bus. Several had to be transported to hospital. That’s a serious logistics failure. The incompetence of the people Trump hires never ceases to amaze.

  2. 1988 game. I’m sure I’m not the only one who said at the time,
    Gibson has to hit a home run, he can’t walk.

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