Quote for the Day…
Being nice to someone you don’t like doesn’t mean you’re fake, it means you’re mature enough to tolerate your dislike for them. – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Election Management System
- Omicron Variant in Montana
- Knudsen & Federal Contractor Mandate
- The Western Word Poll
ELECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:
According to several sources, including the Montana Free Press (MTFP), Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced Monday that the state will hold off on its transition to a new statewide election management system, indicating in a statement that the system has not met all the criteria required for a previously slated January launch.
I wonder if they are delaying the implementation of the new system because it does not count enough Republican votes.
I think this is the second time it has been delayed, which makes me wonder if the system will ever work. The whole process seems screwed up. The more SOS Jacobsen talks about elections, the more concerned I am that she is in over her head. Also, her voting commercial is terrible.
Read the complete story from the MTFP HERE.
OMICRON VARIANT IN MONTANA:
Lee Newspapers reported Monday afternoon that the omicron variant was detected in Montana from two residents in their 30s who recently traveled to South Africa.
I have a feeling we are looking at a resurgence of COVID over the holidays when people are traveling. When we approach the middle of January, look for the shit to hit the fan. We can blame the anti-vaxxers for the resurgence.
Regarding the omicron variant being detected in Montana, some dumbasses on social media tried to make a big deal out of the report that said these two people were fully vaccinated.
The big difference is that fully vaccinated people usually have mild symptoms. There’s less chance they will die and be hospitalized.
The White House COVID Response team had this to say on Monday:
For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.
So, our message to every American is clear: There is action you can take to protect yourself and your family.
Wear a mask in public indoor settings.
Get vaccinated, get your kids vaccinated, and get a booster shot when you’re eligible. (Source)
Read the complete story from Lee Newspapers HERE.
KNUDSEN & FEDERAL CONTRACTOR MANDATE:
According to a press release from the Montana Department of Justice, a federal judge granted Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s request for a preliminary injunction against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. The mandate was previously blocked nationwide by another court, but now federal contractors in Montana and their employees would be protected if that injunction were lifted.
This is like a ping pong game, and it should end. I hope the U.S. Supreme court rules on this soon, and we can move on.
Everyone who can get the vaccine and the booster should get it. It’s the patriotic thing to do.
Read the complete press release from the Montana Department of Justice HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you like or dislike self-checkouts?”
The results will be released later this week.