Quote for the Day…
If you want to improve your memory, lend someone money. – African Proverb
In today’s column, I take a look at these people/issues:
- Scouting For Food
- Counting Envelopes
- Knudsen Joins Lawsuit
- Trump’s Phone Records
- The Western Word Poll
SCOUTING FOR FOOD:
This Saturday (April 2) in Great Falls (I am not sure about other places in Montana) is the 28th Annual Scouting for Food Drive. The food will be donated to the Great Falls Food Bank.
Please take a moment and help!
The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the Missoula County Republican Central Committee is paying about $5,000 to have election officials recount signature envelopes from the November 2020 election in an attempt to alleviate voter concerns after a private group claimed its own count found nearly 4,600 more votes than envelopes in the election held by mail because of the pandemic.
Beam me up, Scotty!
They could have better used that $5,000 to buy tinfoil hats for the wackos who have taken over the Montana Republican Party…
Read the complete story from the AP HERE.
KNUDSEN JOINS (another) LAWSUIT:
According to a press release from the Montana Department of Justice, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined 20 other state attorneys general in a lawsuit to end President Biden’s continued mask mandate for airplanes and other forms of mass transportation. The mandate exceeds Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) authority and intrudes on Montanans’ rights.
Once again, Knudsen is filing lawsuits to get attention.
Read the complete press release HERE.
TRUMP’S PHONE RECORDS:
According to the Associated Press (AP), the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has identified an almost 8-hour gap in official White House records of then-President Donald Trump’s phone calls as the violence unfolded and his supporters stormed the building, according to two people familiar with the probe. The gap extends from a little after 11 a.m. to about 7 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021, and involves White House phone calls, according to one of the people.
If the country was not so partisan, this might be a big deal. It’s not.
Here is why: The Republicans will probably take over the majority in the House and the Senate come this November (midterm elections). The new Congress will be sworn in in early January (January 3, 2023). The January 6 panel will end, and all the investigations surrounding the insurrection on January 6 will go away. The House Panel’s jurisdiction for the new Congress will not be re-authorized. Of course, the Democrats will complain but winning the majority, as everyone knows, has its perks.
We may never know what happened behind the scenes on that day – at least until Bob Woodward writes the book, or Trump brags about it.
You can read the AP report HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
The men’s NCAA Basketball “Final Four” is set. This Saturday, Villanova takes on Kansas and then Duke takes on North Carolina. The winners will play for the national championship on Monday. (Source)
This week’s poll question asks, “Which two teams will play for the National Championship?”
The results will be posted Thursday.