The Wednesday Read

Tolerance is ensuring others have equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness even if you don’t agree with their choices. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Bullock for President
  • Pentagon’s $1.5B Wall Transfer
  • A Fun Run

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The Monday Memo

As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am…that you’re not here to ruin it for me. –Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Steve Daines
  • Malmstrom & Migrant Children
  • Islamophobia

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Poll Results, Edwards, Malmstrom, & Manziel

Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. – Robert Kennedy

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • U.S. Senate Poll Results
  • U.S. House (MT-AL) Poll Results
  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Daines & Malmstrom
  • Johnny Manziel

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Thursday Numbers

Into each life some rain must fall. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the Better Care Reconciliation Act & Montana, unemployment, Tester’s Facebook Live event, Gianforte, Daines’ tele-townhall, goats, Gerber Baby, Going to the Sun Road, Health Care bill polls, iPhone, Trump per-plate fundraiser, and much more!

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Montana Monday: Nukes, Healthcare, Bathrooms, Picnics, & Slurpees

Some of the major issues I will be writing about today include Malmstrom’s nuclear security, health insurance rate increases, the bathroom lawsuit, the topless picnic, and Slurpee Day 2016!

Malmstrom Nuclear Security:

The Great Falls Tribune has a story posted this morning about Malmstrom Air Force Base and the security of nuclear weapons. As of 6:00 a.m. this morning the Tribune story on the website began with these two paragraphs:

Many of the 450 intercontinental ballistic missile sites across 13,800 square miles in Montana are in remote areas, farmer’s fields, or may otherwise appear to be unprotected.

But a complex security network ensures each of the nuclear weapons in the care of airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base are secure at all times.

First, there are not “450 intercontinental ballistic missile sites across 13,800 square miles in Montana.” There are 150 missile sites in Montana. There once were 200, but in 2007 the congressional delegation (Sens. Baucus, Tester, and Rep. Rehberg) allowed the Air Force to start the process of removing 50 missiles.

Maybe the Tribune “military” reporter should take a road trip to count the missile sites?

U.S. Senator Steve Daines told his constituents in a May 2016 press release “Right now, our world’s most powerful weapons are sitting unsecured in Americans’ backyards.”

I called Daines’ statement “pure BS” and I’ve been proven correct many times since then. The article from the Tribune once again proves Daines is a failure at understanding defense issues.

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Terrific News Tuesday

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. – Zig Ziglar

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Veterans Healthcare
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • All-Female Missile Crews
  • Montana Energy 2016
  • Obama in Cuba
  • NAIA Basketball

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