The Wednesday Read

Quote for the Day…

The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come. ― Kim SeokJin

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

  • More Reefer Madness
  • Isn’t it Ironic?
  • NFL Draft
  • The Western Word Poll

MORE REEFER MADNESS:

The Electric website is reporting that recreational marijuana may be on the ballot in November for whether it should remain legalized in Cascade County.

That is Cascade County – where it was already approved in 2020 with 54.73 percent voting in favor and 45.27 percent against.

The Electric also reported that last week the City Commission voted to send the question of whether marijuana sales should be legal within the city limits to the voters after denying a request for an inspection for a couple wishing to sell marijuana within the city limits.

These roadblocks are pure bullshit. We have some rednecks serving on the commission in the city and county and, from what I am reading, we have some ignorant asses serving in the legislature from Cascade County.

Just put on the ballot a measure to tax the already approved recreational marijuana and fix some potholes. It’s that simple.

Then bake some pot brownies and relax…

Read the complete report from The Electric HERE.

ISN’T IT IRONIC?

Guess what I received in the mail today (Tuesday)? My daughter and I received our ballots for the school board election!

I already voted and the ballot I received in the mail today was voided at the election office.

For some reason, the ballots took one week to arrive at my home in Great Falls.

Is this a great country or what?

NFL DRAFT:

Heads-up – The 2022 NFL Draft starts Thursday at 6:00 pm (Montana time). It will be broadcast on NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN Deportes.

Currently, my Kansas City Chiefs have 12 picks. Go Chiefs! See how many picks your team has by clicking HERE.

More information about the draft can be found HERE.

THE WESTERN WORD POLL:

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving a high school football coach who was reprimanded for postgame prayers on the football field’s 50-yard line. The coach. starting in 2008, began kneeling on the football field after games and conducting a brief prayer. Eventually, many of his players joined him, as did members of opposing teams. This continued without formal complaint until 2015, when the school told Kennedy to stop. The case is Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. (More Background)

This week’s poll question asks, “Should the U.S. Supreme Court side with Kennedy or Bremerton?”

The results will be released Thursday.

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5 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read

    • Ol Tester could grow organic weed in Big Sandy and make a killing. -JmB

  1. So Lola Sheldon-Galloway’s objections to sales of adult use marijuana shops rest on the current impossibility of one being located in her community. BUT if such a vaporware shop was to open in some far right fever dream world the resulting traffic might make the frontage road more dangerous, and such shops (plus any grow operations) might put a load on the power grid.

    Isn’t more traffic and more power load pretty much going to accompany any new business that opens in the Sun Prairie area? Then shouldn’t Lola oppose all those as well, for the very same reasons – if she has any integrity, that is? Get the word out, it seems Lola Sheldon-Galloway is anti-business! Either that, or the cutesy little slogan on her campaign signs should read LOLA – “Leave Out Logic Altogether”.

    Much of the re-vote impetus supposedly rests on the theory that people got duped and voted yes only because of the promises of tax money flowing to local communities, tax money which Reps like Sheldon-Galloway helped scuttle in the legislature by voting to rewrite the revenue language, and county commissioners like Briggs have done their best to scuttle by not even scheduling a vote on the local revenue option. So now, after using his elected position to ensure that money doesn’t flow, and based on the public comments of what reads to be three people, Commissioner Briggs seems ready of his own volition to schedule a re-vote after just four months of legal sales, ignoring the will of the 21,747 Cascade County voters who voted yes back in 2020 but who are apparently mere subjects of Commissioner Briggs. If you’re scheduling votes what about scheduling a vote on the local tax option and seeing what people think of that?

    It’s time for the anti-forces to move fast, though. Report last month said the marijuana tax revenue from the state HEART initiative is about set to start flowing to local governments to help with substance abuse and mental health treatment. Apparently it would be bad if people saw that money flowing into their community, too.

    • Terry – Great commentary. There are some batshit crazies In cascade county. Thanks, JmB

      • I just can’t believe Briggs is ready and willing to substitute his will for the will of the voters without a citizen petition with a lot of Cascade County voter names asking him – allegedly our elected representative – for a re-vote. Just listen to a couple anti-legal people at one meeting and it’s off to the races. It’s total disrespect of the electorate. That P.O.’s me the most.

        Not just him, either, but the whole right wing crew in Helena who ran roughshod over this referendum the people passed for themselves, as well as canceling an older referendum on citizen approval of nuclear power. They’re governing by royal fiat, with them being the royals.

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