The Wednesday Read   

Quote for the Day…

Maybe money doesn’t buy happiness, but I am accepting donations to test that theory. -Unknown

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

  • Full-Sized Candy Bars
  • Election Fraud
  • Conspiracies
  • Reading Assignments

FULL-SIZED CANDY BARS:

It was interesting to see the responses to Montana Governor Greg Gianforte’s post on Facebook and Twitter about trick or treating:

Susan and I are excited to welcome trick-or-treaters to the State Capitol tomorrow. Bring your kiddos by the south side of the capitol between 4 and 6 p.m. for a full-sized candy bar.

It was far more interesting to read some of the responses.

Someone responded with, “Did you buy those, or did we buy those?”

On Twitter, someone said, “That’s awesome. Candy is way better than school lunches and affordable housing.”

Another person asked, “Aren’t you the guy that attacked a reporter? Are these kids going to be safe??”

I thought it was nice for the Governor to give out full-sized candy bars to the trick-or-treaters, but why advertise it? Everyone knows that Gianforte can afford to buy the big candy bars. He could send one to every Montanan. I bet he can easily “super-size” his meals, too, without looking for change in the console.

The folks who attacked him on social media have every right to do that, but can we ever take one day or event off from nasty politics?

In the immortal words of Wooderson from Dazed and Confused, “Be a lot cooler if you did.”

By the way, while writing this, I ate two .75 oz Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

ELECTION FRAUD:

There was an interesting segment on 60 Minutes this past Sunday that showed just how crazy the folks on the right are about election fraud.

The segment dealt mostly with Arizona which faces some serious problems if some of the election deniers are elected this month. One could be elected Secretary of State, which oversees elections in Arizona.

Luckily there were some Republicans who had some common sense and said no to the election vote conspiracies promoted by Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Jenna Ellis.

Mark Brnovich is the Arizona attorney general. A Republican. 60 Minutes reports that he has brought indictments in every 2020 vote fraud case that he can back with evidence. All together, to date, from the general election, Arizona has indicted 12 defendants in cases involving a total of 12 ballots—12—statewide. Biden won Arizona by 10,000.

Brnovich had the following to say about all the voting conspiracies:

We, as prosecutors, deal in facts and evidence. And I’m not like the clowns that throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks.

There are a lot of clowns throwing stuff against the wall in Montana, too.

Read/Watch the 60 Minutes story HERE.

CONSPIRACIES:

Those on the right don’t have many answers to the problems these days, so they throw out crazy claims like the one below that was debunked by the Associated Press (AP):

CLAIM: Dansville Central School in western New York has put a litter box in a school restroom for students who identify as animals.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There’s no truth to this claim, according to Dansville Central School District Superintendent Paul Alioto. The same false claim has surged in school districts nationwide in recent weeks, aided by politicians and candidates amid the culture wars and legislative action involving gender identification in schools.

Read the complete report from the AP HERE.

READING ASSIGNMENTS:

Here are some articles you should read…

WTF406.comCascade County’s Right-Wing Royalty– The House of Galloway
Interesting history of the Galloways…

The Hill Conspiracy theories aided by Musk, Trump soar after Paul Pelosi attack
Some of the lies have been spread in Montana, too…

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5 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read   

  1. Given the behavior and mentality (both embarrassingly poor) displayed by the maga’ts at school board meetings, why would anyone think their children might even be litter-trained?

  2. PSA – If you haven’t got your Montana Millionaire ticket yet, better sprint out the door. Only 28,000 tickets left as of 8:30 a.m. … one day after they went on sale.

    Another interesting read: Seems the long time and popular manager of the west side Albertson’s was fired after confronting some teenagers in the parking lot for shoplifting. Against Albertson’s policy. Word on the street is the parents of the little darlings called Albertson’s HQ to whine. Time for an Albertson’s boycott.

    https://www.krtv.com/news/great-falls-news/great-falls-community-upset-over-alleged-firing-of-albertsons-store-manager

    • Terry – As for Montana Millionaire, I checked around 11:45 and they are sold out.
      That’s an interesting deal at Albertsons. Thanks for the info!
      -JmB

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