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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The Wednesday Read: Flynn, Reporters, and China

Journalism is what we need to make democracy work. – Walter Cronkite

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Michael Flynn
  • Be Kind to Reporters
  • China’s Social Credit System

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The Wednesday Read: Editorials, Zinke, Trump + Putin, & Resignation

Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage. – Amy Jo Martin

Today’s topics are:

  • Editorials, the Gazette & Zinke
  • Trump + Putin
  • Pondera County Sheriff

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Tuesday Commentary: Daines, Trump, Tribune, & Taxes

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • U.S. Senator Steve Daines
  • Tribune Follow-up
  • President Donald J. Trump
  • Property Taxes by State
  • Final Thought

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Lottery, DUI, Independents, Trump, & Chiefs

When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born. – Zig Ziglar

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Lottery
  • Drunk Driving
  • Political Independents
  • Fake News Awards
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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Tuesday Commentary: Fees, Shooting, & Cheaters

I fully support @realDonaldTrump’s interest in space travel to Mars, and I wish him the absolute best in his travels. – John Dingell (@JohnDingell) Former U.S. Rep. from Michigan.

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Sticking it to the Man
  • Shooting in Great Falls
  • Montana Democrats – Cheaters

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The Wednesday Read: Protests, Jerusalem, and #MeToo

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official. ― Theodore Roosevelt

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Great Falls Rising Protest
  • Jerusalem & Trump
  • Time Person of the Year 2017

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Caught My Eye…

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Bump Stocks, Rep. Tim Murphy – Hypocrite, Political Parties, Cam Newton – Sexist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and One More Thing!

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The Wednesday Read: MT Senate/House 2018, Primary, & Kilmeade

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. – Harry S Truman

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • MT Senate: Daines vs Zinke
  • Tester & Trump
  • Grant Kier – U.S. House
  • Moving On
  • Brian Kilmeade

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The Wednesday Read: Trump Rally, ESPN, & Powerball

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will. – Thomas Jefferson

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Trump’s Arizona Rally
  • ESPN & Robert Lee
  • Powerball

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