Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the Day…

Everyone has two eyes…but no one has the same view. – Unknown

In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:

  • Lee Enterprises sues PSC
  • State Senate District 13
  • The Western Word Poll
  • Reading Assignments


I am thankful that someone is holding the elected officials accountable here in Montana.

As reported by Lee Newspapers, Lee Enterprises last week sued the Montana Public Service Commission alleging the agency set excessive costs and hurdles for public records requests that violated the state’s open records laws. The petition, filed Dec. 3 in Lewis and Clark County District Court, raises three instances in which Lee Enterprises’ reporters sought PSC records and were met with upfront costs, in one case $31,000, and legal reviews before the documents would be disclosed.

The Republicans are running wild in Montana with very few checks and balances. It’s time that stopped.

Read the complete story from Lee Newspapers by clicking HERE.


Casey Schreiner is a Democrat running for State Senate District 13. He recently sent this email to his subscribers:

Extreme Republicans like Jeremy Trebas have put scoring political points for their party far above their duty to help their constituents.

Instead of protecting Montanans from COVID-19, Jeremy Trebas has been posting vaccine misinformation online and threatening health care workers that Republicans will end Medicare.

Instead of helping Montanans recover from record setting fire seasons, Trebas denies climate change, even as his constituents live with its consequences.

Instead of supporting teachers and students navigate the classroom during the pandemic, Trebas thought it was more important to push for an audit of the 2020 election – an election which he won.

These power games are a waste of time and add insult to injury for the thousands of Montana families still barely getting by as the pandemic rages on.

I don’t live in SD 13, so I don’t have a vote. I do know that one of the candidates works for a great organization that I won’t donate to again as long as he is employed there.

Visit the Schreiner campaign website HERE.


With the U.S. Supreme Court recently hearing arguments about abortion, this week’s poll question asks, “Will the U.S Supreme Court overturn the 1973 U.S. ruling known as Roe v. Wade?” (Background HERE and HERE)

The results will be posted later this week.


Here are some things you need to read…

GOP congressman’s gun-toting family Christmas photo sparks outrage days after school shooting
A little too much?

Rep. Devin Nunes to leave Congress to become Trump media company CEO
I don’t see this ending well…

Trump’s social media venture says it has raised $1 bln
I bet he goes through that in a short time…



9 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. I think Devin Nunes is going to be involved in a seriously educational experience in the coming year. Trumpsky’s “Troot Social” will be another fiasco, like everything else he attempts. He’ll milk a couple of million $$ from the usual low-wattage bulbs who contribute to anything he touts, then it’ll disintegrate, as usual. That’s when Nunes will learn that IT’S ALL HIS FAULT!! Then he’ll learn what the view of trumpworld is like from under a bus. Maybe he can claim the treadmarks are a fashion statement.

  2. If that picture of the Repub legislator and family grinning like idiots with weapons of war in front of a Christmas tree represents the righty Christmas that Trump supposedly saved, that’s a Christmas that deserves to be put out of its misery. Pronto.

    How much worse could anyone pervert a day supposedly dedicated to the message of Jesus Christ and insult Christianity itself? No wonder so many Americans think America is on the wrong track.

  3. Good Morning Jackie,

    There is so much more to the problems with the PSC which some investigation would bring to light. Total Republican control has led to a de facto deregulation of utility companies in Montana. The current PSC is more interested in staying true to some crazy ideology than protecting the interests of Montana utility customers. It makes you wonder why all these termed out legislators are trying to get positions on the PSC. Seems they might be seeking more than equity in our utility markets. Unfortunately, with our current Governor and AG, their is no one who has the public’s interest in mind so as to stop the mismanagement and investigate potential corruption. They seem to be trying to emulate the Texas Railroad Commission by appeasing their utilities and letting the public fend for themselves.
    There is potential for disaster in this area and no one should be confident in the ability of the current PSC to respond.

    • OLD – Good points. Like I said “The Republicans are running wild in Montana with very few checks and balances. It’s time that stopped.”
      Every little bit helps! Thanks, JmB

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