Quote for today…
You are never too old to play in the leaves. – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Today’s Column
- Paul Pelosi
- Montana Chamber of Commerce
- One More Thing
I usually write my columns in the evening for posting around midnight, but yesterday I was at the local hospital getting a procedure done. I was a little loopy (more than normal), so I went to bed very early and slept like a baby!
I know this is the second day in a row that I have written about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband and him being attacked with a hammer. I don’t know Paul Pelosi and I don’t care that much about his or Nancy’s life.
I do know that he and other spouses of elected officials should be safe. The elected officials should be safe and staffers, of which I was one for almost 12 years, should be safe at work and at home.
Now posts from haters on social media have taken the limelight. Somebody started reposting a story that said that Paul Pelosi had invited the suspect in the case, 42-year-old David DePape, (the man who was accused of attacking him with a hammer) into his home to have sex with him. (Source)
Then we have the ultimate dipshit, Donald Trump, Jr., making fun of the attack on Pelosi. (Source)
Even some dipshits in Montana posted or retweeted the fake story. (Source)
Others are saying the man accused of attacking Pelosi was here illegally. I don’t see what difference that makes. If true, that means he is a MAGA guy.
Even Snopes has already posted a story calling the story about Paul Pelosi bringing the man who attacked him with a hammer in October 2022 home from a gay bar, as false. (Source)
We should be better than this. Life and safety are more important than politics.
MONTANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
If you watch much local TV, then you have probably seen the campaign ad for State Supreme Court candidate James Brown that says that his opponent, current State Supreme Court Justice Ingrid Gustafson received an “F” rating from the Montana Chamber of Commerce.
It’s sad how far off in the deep right ditch the Montana Chamber of Commerce has veered. Several MAGA folks are employed there. If I owned a business, I would not join the Chamber because they are too political. I would probably tell them to “F” off if they asked.
I’m sure the Chamber will say they have no power to stop Brown from using their data.
The rating being talked about in the commercials shows Gustafson with a 48% score in 2020-21 and a lifetime score of 58%. (Source) The average for all the justices was just around 61% for 2020-21.
Ironically, a few years ago (2018-19) when Gustafson was not running for reelection, she came in with a 64% rating from the Montana Chamber. (Source).
I think the Montana Chamber should get an “F” rating for getting involved in political races.
I will be voting for Gustafson. I hope you will join me.
ONE MORE THING:
The Powerball jackpot is now at $1.2 billion! Here is a statement from Powerball:
The Powerball® jackpot has climbed to an estimated $1.2 billion ($596.7 million cash) for the next drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The jackpot rolled after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Monday night – white balls 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and red Powerball 13.
If a player wins Wednesday’s jackpot, it will be the second-largest jackpot in Powerball history, only behind the world record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot, and fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
Check out the Powerball website HERE.
You can buy a lot of politicians with this jackpot…