Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the Day…

My circle is small because I’m into quality, not quantity. – Anonymous

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

  • James Brown
  • Cascade County Reefer Madness
  • Stamp Out Hunger
  • Mark Esper
  • The Western Word Poll

JAMES BROWN:

No, not the “I feel good” James Brown, but the James Brown who is running for the Montana Supreme Court.

I am not a relative of either.

A mailer paid for by the Montana Republican State Central Committee hit my mailbox a few days ago. The Montana Supreme Court seat is non-partisan, but that did not keep Republicans from supporting Brown with U.S. Senator Steve Daines, Governor Greg Gianforte, and Attorney General Austin Knudsen writing glowing endorsements.

You can check out the mailer HERE and HERE.

CASCADE COUNTY REEFER MADNESS:

Will the reefer madness in Cascade County never end? Residents (including me) approved legalizing recreational marijuana for those 21 and older in the county by a 54% to 46% margin.

It seems the tinfoil hat/MAGA crowd wants a do-over. The Electric is reporting that the Cascade County Attorney’s Office has issued an opinion stating that the County Commissioners cannot place the question on the ballot of whether recreational marijuana sales should be allowed without a petition from citizens.

So now these tinfoil hat/MAGA folks will probably try to start a petition to get it on the ballot in November.

That’s their choice, but it would be much better if they would buy some recreational marijuana, get high, and stop messing with the cool people.

Read the report from The Electric HERE.

The Great Falls Tribune covers the story HERE.

STAMP OUT HUNGER:

Heads-Up: The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 30th annual national food drive this Saturday, May 14.

Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and distribute them to local food banks, pantries, shelters and churches. (Press Release)

Please donate!

More information can be found HERE.

MARK ESPER:

Mark Esper was President Donald Trump’s second Secretary of Defense and after watching his interview on 60 Minutes Sunday evening, I thank God he was in that position.

Check out the interview HERE.

THE WESTERN WORD POLL:

There is talk about the Biden Administration canceling student loan debt. (Background)

This week’s poll question asks, “What should President Joe Biden do about student loan debt?”

The results will be posted later this week.

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3 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. OMG. Occasionally, a public figure will say something so insultingly stupid, outrageous, inappropriate and offensive, that it will define them and follow them to the grave and beyond, and will live on in history far beyond anything they may have achieved in life. Steve Daines made history today. What a buffoon. What an embarrassment. Sen. Egg Man!

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/senator-daines-abortion-sea-turtles-b2076129.html?fbclid=IwAR1n7qeTVffESBFvhq5nxrLiIB9jlKl-x6kjUdLsorLWFJSifMkZvP05ij4

  2. Glad the Cascade County attorney decided a petition was needed to put the marijuana question on the ballot. For Chairman Briggs to have done it unilaterally like he threatened he would if he could would have been a serious diss of the voters of the county. The yes margin was something like 9,000 votes. There better be a substantial number of people who want to put it to a vote again, as opposed to few reefer madness zealots who have nothing better to do than show up for county commission meetings at 9:30 on a work day.

    If Briggs wants to put a marijuana question on the ballot how about asking the voters if they want the 3% local tax and money flowing to local coffers? Sitting on that and not even asking the question is an intentional abuse of power to try and undercut public support for the marijuana law. It’s not like 23% total tax is going to create a huge black market that 20% doesn’t. Assuming the tax creates any black market at all that didn’t already exist at least since I was in 7th grade at East Jr High in the late 60’s. Go Rams.

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