Quote for the day…
The older you get, the uglier you’re willing to go out in public. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Jay Groskreutz
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Montana’s bipartisan redistricting commission has narrowed down the possibilities for congressional maps that would create two U.S. House seats in the state for the first time in 30 years. Commissioners selected nine maps on Tuesday to move forward as part of the once-a-decade process of redrawing the state’s congressional districts, which must be complete before the end of the year. (AP)
You can view each map by clicking HERE.
This week’s poll question asks, “Which congressional map do you prefer?”
Results will be released later this week.
On the opinion page in the Sunday Great Falls Tribune, Cascade County Deputy Jay Groskreutz announced that he is running for Cascade County Sheriff in 2022. He is running as a Republican.
The announcement is behind the Tribune paywall, but you can read the announcement on his Facebook page HERE.
In his announcement, Groskreutz said:
I’m running because the Sheriff’s Office and the county deserve an authentic, effective leader who is committed to making Cascade County safer, and I am that leader. Because of my experience in this county, I know where the Sheriff’s Office needs to improve in its service to our citizens and making our county a safer place for our kids to grow up. We can and should be doing better, especially in addressing the drug problem in our county.
I guess things are not so great in the Cascade County Sheriff’s office.
Earlier this year, the current Sheriff, Jesse Slaughter, switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican party – a move that angered many in the Democratic Party.
Now it appears that Slaughter will have a primary opponent.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS:
My Chiefs lost to the Buffalo Bills 38-20 Sunday night. The game was played in Kansas City on national television. It was embarrassing.
The Chiefs are not hungry. The Bills are hungry. The Bills are probably the best team in the AFC – a spot the Chiefs held for the past two years.
Teams have finally figured out the Chiefs and how to play defense against them. That started with Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl last season. The Chiefs have not adapted and are losing.
The Chiefs (2-3) are in last place in the AFC West. Unless they improve their defense, it is going to be a disappointing season.
Someone needs to tell the Chiefs that there is no “I” in team…
Here are some articles that caught my attention…
Gazette opinion: Open northern border — now (Billings Gazette)
Maybe our governor will invite a bunch of fellow governors to hold a publicity event in Montana at the border…
State epidemiologists say administration’s emergency mask rule spread misinformation (Helena IR)
If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything…
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near (WaPo)
It’s very simple – discharge them…