The Wednesday Read: Corey, Melania, Jim, & Monica

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ― David Russell

Today’s topics include:

  • Corey Stapleton
  • Melania, Melania
  • Jim Acosta
  • One More Thing

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Kavanaugh, I-185, Daines, & Taylor Swift

Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. – Taylor Swift

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Justice Brett Kavanaugh
  • Initiative 185 (I-185)
  • Steve Daines – Publicity Hound
  • Taylor Swift

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Fighter & Winner, Happiest States, & 57 Days

Whenever you feel like giving up, think of all the people that would love to see you fail. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Fighter & Winner
  • Happiest States
  • 57 Days

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The Wednesday Read: Montana Green Party, Cohen & Manafort

I don’t think inside the box. I don’t think outside the box either. I don’t even know where the box is. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Montana Green Party
  • Cohen/Manafort

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Green Party, Daines, SCOTUS, & Trump/Putin

Leave the gun – take the cannoli. – Peter Clemenza (Godfather)

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Green Party
  • Daines & Russia
  • SCOTUS
  • Prump Tutin

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day, Tweets, & Pardon

If I were president of the United States and I had a lawyer that told me I could pardon myself, I think I would hire a new lawyer. – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Election Day
  • Junior Tweets
  • Pardon Me

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Don’t Forget to Vote!

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. – Sharon Salzberg

The ballots for my family have been completed. I am taking them to the Elections Office this morning.

I feel powerful when I vote!

Tomorrow (June 5) is Primary Election Day in Montana. Besides Montana, there are primaries in California, New Jersey, Iowa, and New Mexico.

Don’t forget to vote! You can still register to vote in Montana! Click HERE for more information.

Thanks to all those who are running for public office. Good luck!

Follow me on Twitter (@TheWesternWord) for updates throughout election night.

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Published in: on June 4, 2018 at 8:07 am  Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Vote!  
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The Wednesday Read: Edwards, Salaries, Havre, & the Pope

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Superintendent Salaries
  • No Spanish in Havre
  • Pope Francis

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GREAT FALLS MT: For Parks; Against Kids

After finding out the Operational Levy for Great Falls Public Schools failed, someone posted on Facebook, “What rotten excuses for human beings would vote no on the levy?!?!? Seriously, who would actually vote against this?!”

It seems it’s pretty easy for some people to vote against the kids in Great Falls. Many vote “against the kids” because they are jealous or mad that some administrators make a decent living.

The school levy was defeated 9,648 – 8,056 or by 1,592 votes. On the bright side, the creation of a Park District was approved 8,279 – 7,738. Another bright spot was that two solid people were elected to the school board, Teresa Schreiner and Kim Skornogoski.

Great Falls has a population of 59,178 and only 17,704 people voted. Shameful.

One of the selling points for voting for the school levy was the fact that other Class AA schools in Montana: Billings, Missoula, Butte, Bozeman, Kalispell, and Helena all spend more per pupil than Great Falls. After the defeat of this levy, there will be even more of a difference in spending.

The people who vote against schools and children are what I like to call ignorant. They are part of a group of haters that whatever officials do, they are against it. Whether it be the school board, the school administrators, the city commission, city employees, county commissioners, county employees, these haters are mostly against what they do.

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Published in: on May 9, 2018 at 8:53 am  Comments Off on GREAT FALLS MT: For Parks; Against Kids  
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Monday’s Commentary: Vote for Schools and Parks

There’s a May 8 School election in Great Falls that will elect two school trustees and approve/disapprove a $1.35 million elementary levy. The Great Falls Tribune reports that voters will also find on the ballot a section asking them to consider the creation of Park District-1 with an assessment amount of $1.5 million annually for the first three years to address $12.6 million in deferred maintenance identified in the city’s parks and recreation sites.

The ballots are in the mail according to a recent article in the Trib. Below you will find my commentary about both.

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Published in: on April 23, 2018 at 6:11 am  Comments Off on Monday’s Commentary: Vote for Schools and Parks  
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