Quote for the Day…
Attack life, it’s going to kill you anyway. ― Steven Colbert
In today’s column, I look at these people/issues:
- Ryan Zinke
- Uvalde School Massacre
- Reading Assignments
I am not sure what Congressional candidate Ryan Zinke is trying to prove by not filing his financial disclosure documents on time. Supposedly he missed the latest deadline by more than a month. He reportedly missed another deadline before this one.
There are reports that he finally filed his report on Tuesday more than a month late. (Source)
People are looking for reasons not to vote for Zinke, and he is giving them several. He had a tough primary. He should beat Monica Tranel, but he can’t afford to make these silly mistakes – if they are mistakes. It makes him look like he thinks he is better than the rest of us.
There are rules, Ryan. Follow them.
As I posted yesterday before most others, WalletHub is reporting that Montana is ranked the second most patriotic state, just behind Alaska! (Source)
WalletHub also released “2022’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America” with two Montana cities making the list: Missoula and Billings.
In order to determine the best- and worst-run cities in America, WalletHub compared 150 of the most populated cities across six key categories: 1) Financial Stability, 2) Education, 3) Health, 4) Safety, 5) Economy and 6) Infrastructure & Pollution.
Although Great Falls is smaller than Missoula and Billings and was probably not included in the WalletHub study, the leaders in Great Falls could learn a few things from Missoula and Billings.
Read the complete WalletHub report HERE.
UVALDE SCHOOL MASSACRE:
The Associated Press (AP) reported that Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they would have found the door to the classroom where he was holed up unlocked if they had bothered to check it, the head of the Texas state police testified Tuesday, pronouncing the law enforcement response an “abject failure.”
My gosh, what a complete screw-up.
Police officers are supposed to protect us. They are expected to be braver than others. The police in Uvalde failed. They need to clean out that department and start anew.
Read the complete report from the AP HERE.
Here are some articles you should read…
AP – Senators reach bipartisan compromise on gun violence bill
This is about all we will get in the current political climate…
Reuters – U.S. Supreme Court backs public money for religious schools
I am not happy that the court did this, but this is the way it’s going to be for the foreseeable future.
AP – Facebook removes GOP Senate candidate’s ‘RINO hunting’ video
If Eric Greitens wins his Missouri Senate primary, the Democrats have a good chance of picking up a seat. Greitens has a lot of baggage…