Happy Halloween from The Western Word!
Quote for the day…
I fear not the dark itself, but what may lurk within it. -Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- Paul Pelosi
- Cascade County Wackos
- Campaign Lit Update
- One More Thing
The attack on Paul Pelosi is a terrible stain on our society. Paul Pelosi is the husband of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
As much as Nancy Pelosi has been vilified over the years (even in Montana), it’s no wonder that one of the wacko MAGA folks broke into her home and attacked her 82-year-old husband with a hammer. The MAGA folks have little intelligence and as January 6 proves, they are easily persuaded to use violence.
David Depape, 42, was arrested for the assault. The Washington Post reports that he published hundreds of blog posts in recent months sharing memes in support of fringe commentators and far-right personalities. Many of the posts were filled with screeds against Jews, Black people, Democrats, the media, and transgender people.
I don’t pay much attention to the MAGA talk radio in Montana that much, because the hosts don’t care for facts, they just spew MAGA regurgitation. I did hear part of one show on Friday in which the jokes about Paul Pelosi getting hit with a hammer were flowing freely. One host did say it’s a serious issue but went ahead and told a joke. Shameful.
Readers may remember that some Republicans in Montana paraded an outhouse called the Obama Presidential Library with bullet holes in it at their convention. That received a good laugh from the righties.
When a candidate for the U.S. House can attack a reporter and still be elected and then be elected Governor, it shows just how ignorant and backward Montanans are when it comes to electing decent people.
We should be better than this, but the facts show we are not.
CASCADE COUNTY WACKOS:
The Great Falls Tribune published an article about members involved in several conservative groups making repeated allegations of voting irregularities across Cascade County and have demanded that the paper ballots from the 2020 general election be preserved for a possible future investigation.
It sounds like these wackos believe in “The Big Lie” that is spread by Donald Trump and the MAGA folks. They don’t like the “gubament.”
In the last election, every Republican candidate won in Cascade County which makes their allegations even crazier.
The Tribune reported:
Cascade County Clerk and Recorder Rina Fontana-Moore, the election administrator for the county, said the constant barrage of demands and accusations borders on harassment and has the potential to clog the elections process and delay the timely release of election results, now with the 2022 election less than two weeks away.
“They are relentless,” said Fontana-Moore. “The 2020 election was a Republican sweep across Montana. Donald Trump won here by 59%, and for the first time in Cascade County history, every Republican candidate won. Now, this group keeps coming in and they want a recount of the 2020 election. It makes no sense.”
By the way, please support Cascade County Clerk and Recorder Rina Fontana-Moore. She is very good at her job. She deserves another term.
When I posted a link to this story on Twitter, with the hashtags #MTPol and #Dumbasses, one person from the right responded:
I don’t go for the election conspiracy stuff, but are they acting within the law? When did it become our civic duty to accept everything a govt official says? I like Ronny Reagan’s appoach: Trust but Verify.
First, I am not a judge, so I don’t know if they are “acting within the law” but it does seem like harassment. I doubt many people, me included, “accept everything a govt official says.”
Face it, there are really dumb MAGA people roaming the streets in Great Falls as well as across Montana these days. This article just brought a few of them to light.
Read the complete Tribune story HERE.
CAMPAIGN LIT UPDATE:
If my count is correct, I have received about 68 pieces of campaign literature this campaign season as of Sunday.
I feel a lot of love.
ONE MORE THING:
The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the Powerball jackpot keeps getting larger because players keep losing. It happened again Saturday night as no one matched all six numbers and won the estimated $825 million grand prize. That means the next drawing Monday night will be for a massive $1 billion, according to a statement by Powerball.
ONE BILLION DOLLARS!!!
Check out the Powerball website HERE.
If I win the jackpot, I might start advertising…