Quote for the Day…
Every once in a while someone amazing comes into your life. And here I am. You’re welcome! – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a look at these people/issues:
- Dispose of Properly
- Cascade County Local Races
- Montana Supreme Court
- Ketanji Brown Jackson
- Eric Greitens
- The Western Word Poll
There’s a lot to write about today…
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY:
After my COVID and influenza fight, I have started going for walks again.
To be completely truthful, I hope to become a burden to my children in my old age.
The other day during a 30-minute walk, I counted over 30 masks laying on the ground, LIKE THIS ONE.
What is wrong with people – throw those used masks away!
CASCADE COUNTY LOCAL RACES:
Check out the local races in Cascade County (Great Falls), HERE.
The primary is June 7.
MONTANA SUPREME COURT:
The Montana Free Press (MTFP) is reporting that a state judge has blocked a scheduled voter referendum on switching the elections that pick justices for the Montana Supreme Court from statewide to district-based elections. The March 21 ruling, by District Court Judge Peter Ohman, finds that the ballot measure is unconstitutional, conflicting with a 2012 Montana Supreme Court ruling that struck down a similar proposal. Ohman’s order, which is likely to be appealed, bars Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen from placing the Republican-backed referendum on this fall’s ballot.
Many of those bills that were passed in the legislature are now failing when challenged in court. Is this a great country or what?
KETANJI BROWN JACKSON:
Here is my prediction – Ketanji Brown Jackson will be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
I watched several hours of the hearings on Tuesday.
The best and brightest from the Republican party (Graham, Cruz, and Hawley) all came across like asses when attacking Jackson. She held her own with the help of Democrats on the senate judiciary committee.
The AP has a story about the attacks HERE.
Someone posted on Facebook, “Sometimes it seems like the only reason for senate hearings is for Republicans to show what assholes they are.”
This one goes out to my friends in Missouri…
The Associated Press (AP) reported this week that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, now a leading Republican Senate candidate, was physically abusive and demonstrated such “unstable and coercive behavior” that steps were taken to limit his access to firearms, according to new allegations from his ex-wife revealed in court records on Monday.
Many officials, both right and left, have said that Greitens should withdraw from the race.
If he does not withdraw, look for the Democrats to pick up a senate seat in Missouri. I know there are a lot of far-rightwing wackos who support Greitens, especially in northern Missouri.
Read the complete AP story HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you support a NATO-enforced no-fly zone over Ukraine?” (Background HERE and HERE)
The results will be posted Thursday.
I listened to as much of the confirmation hearing as I could stomach. Unfortunately, my stomach seems to be weaker than I realized. There is an old adage among lawyers that says, “If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts; if you have the law on your side, pound the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, pound the table.”
The far right, along with the spineless enablers like Greasy Graham and Creepy Cruz, et cetera ad nauseam, seem to be doing nothing but table-pounding these days.
Fred – one thing for sure, a lot of Republicans on that committee want to be President.
Dang, Jackie!! I was planning on a good night’s sleep tonight, and there you went and spoiled it.
Haha – Sorry!
The Daily Beast described the right wing show as “a festivus of grievance”.
Terry – Great definition! Thanks, JmB
I paraphrase Dana Milbank: Septictank Cruz promised “This won’t be a political circus.” Then the clown car rolled in.
I tweeted that we should raise funds to send the GOP members of the judiciary committee a dictionary so they could look up the definition of “woman.” -JmB
“Many of those bills that were passed in the legislature are now failing when challenged in court. Is this a great country or what?”
Nice! Thanks, JmB