I don’t have haters; I have fans in denial. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Homegrown Meth
- The Montana Post
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Several people have asked me about doing a podcast, so I am thinking about doing a weekly one. This podcast would focus on the normal things I write about plus some stories from my life.
To gauge what must be an enormous amount of excitement, that is this week’s poll question:
The results will be posted later this week.
In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) embarrassed Montana (again) with his talking points about immigration and drugs.
Here is what Daines had to say while visiting the United States/Mexico border:
“Twenty years ago in Montana, meth was homemade. It was homegrown. And you had purity levels less than 30 percent. Today the meth that is getting into Montana is Mexican cartel. It has purities north of 95 percent. Far more dangerous, far more addictive, and it’s less expensive.”
I kept waiting for Daines to say, “Buy Montana Meth first.”
Journalist Erin Ryan joked: “My dad was a meth farmer, and his dad was a meth farmer, and thanks to cheap imports last year they had to declare bankruptcy and sell the meth farm.”
I tweeted, “@SteveDaines – fourth-generation meth promoter. #mtpol #mtsen”
Now many folks across the fruited plains know what we in Montana know, and that is Steve Daines is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
THE MONTANA POST:
I learned Friday that the lights have been turned off at “The Montana Post” the leading blog in Montana. I’ll miss it.
The Montana Post was near the top of my reading list, and it was nice to see someone make some waves and hold people accountable. Those in the media could learn a thing or two from Don Pogreba.
I hope Don takes some much-needed time off and comes back in the future. Montana needs his views.
In the meantime, I saw that “The Montana Times” is up and running in its place. Click HERE to take a look.
As for The Western Word, I plan on still being here, as I have been since 2005. I have ordered a new computer to help with the journey. Every day I can’t wait to give my thoughts about the issues that affect us all.
Onward and upward…