Quote for the Day…
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. ― Steve Jobs
In today’s column, I look at these people/issues:
- Voter Suppression in Montana
- Free COVID-19 Tests
- The Western Word Poll
Note: If there are errors in today’s column, it is due to a Vitamin D deficiency…
VOTER SUPPRESSION IN MONTANA:
Four members of the Montana Supreme Court decided to make it harder for Montanans to vote in the upcoming elections.
According to the Montana Free Press (MTFP), Justices Beth Baker, Dirk Sandefur, Jim Rice, and Jim Shea overturned a lower court ruling that allowed Montanans to register to vote on election day.
MTN News is reporting that the Supreme Court’s ruling, which comes weeks before the state primary election, temporarily restores the laws while the legal challenges play out. (Source)
The bottom line is that all across the country, Republicans are trying to make it harder for people to vote – especially those who might not be voting for Republicans. It’s a shame that the Montana Supreme Court went along with what is clearly voter suppression.
You can read the full report from MTFP HERE.
I watch several cable news programs each day so I am better informed and can hear how the sides are spinning the issues. Sometimes I am amazed at what gets people’s attention.
On Tuesday, the ladies on the Fox News show “Outnumbered” were aghast about an Instagram post from Michelle Obama in which she spelled “woman” “womxn.”
Yes, “womxn” is a real word. According to Dictionary.com:
a woman (used, especially in intersectional feminism, as an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequences m-a-n and m-e-n, and to be inclusive of trans and nonbinary women):
The folks at Fox News posted a story about it HERE. It was trending on Twitter. There was some talk about it on social media in Montana.
It is kind of like inflation, mass shootings, Ukraine, and drugs are not that important, but slamming Michelle Obama for using a word that has been around for several years takes the prize.
FREE COVID-19 TESTS:
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Is this a great country or what?
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Which party will control the U.S. House and U.S. Senate after the November election?” (Background)
The results will be posted Thursday.
The more I find out about this “Pastor” Jordan Hall, the more I wonder about his close association with our constitutionalist sheriff Jesse Slaughter. This is weird, very weird stuff. I not making this up. Seems that he has a history that’s caught the attention of more traditional Baptist clerics. We need to ask ourselves why is Slaughter associating with guys like this? I don’t think the hatred tha Hall represents should be in any way influencing our sheriffs department.
If the feds come for my guns they will have to track down my kids who “borrowed “them. I recently had to quit driving so I hope they don’t do away with the mail in ballots. Getting old sucks.
Bill- sorry to hear that – I hope they stick with mail in ballots, too. Thanks, JmB
On the subject of voting, does anyone have a link to a map or detailed description of the latest House and Senate districts for the upcoming legislative session? Just looked at my ballot and it seems maybe I’ve been gerrymandered into totally different Senate and House districts. Want to make sure before I vote. The only thing I can find online from the state/legislature is – in typical fashion for almost everything they do as far as public information – out of date, providing answers for the 2021-2022 session, i.e., https://leg.mt.gov/map/.
Terry – I think the link you provided is the most current. According to the following article, the new state legislative districts aren’t drawn yet:
Thanks. If that’s the case I got the wrong ballot(s). Election irregularities!
I will head on down to the elections office and find out what’s what.