Tuesday Commentary: Trump vs Tester, Fagg, Primaries, & More

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry S. Truman

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Trump vs Tester Poll Results
  • Russ Fagg – the Early Bird
  • Tuesday Primaries
  • One More Thing

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TWW Poll: Trump vs Tester

It’s time for another Montana poll from The Western Word! 

With President Trump going after U.S. Sen. Jon Tester over the VA Secretary issue, does that make you more or less likely to vote for Tester this November?

  • More Likely to Vote for Tester
  • Less Likely to Vote for Tester
  • No Difference

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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The Wednesday Read: Trump/Tester, Debate, Billings PD, and Lies

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. – Willie Nelson

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • More Trump vs Tester
  • U.S. House Debate
  • Billings Police Department
  • 3001 Lies

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Trump/Tester, Jackson, Daines, & WHCD

Trump is an idea guy – he wants to give teachers guns. And I support that because then they can sell them for things they need like supplies. – Michelle Wolf

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Trump vs Tester II
  • Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson
  • Daines is Bipartisan
  • Your Monday Laugh

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The Wednesday Read: Sweatpants, Tester, Census, & Second Amendment

You know the message you’re sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You’re telling the world, ‘I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable. – Jerry Seinfeld

Today’s topics are:

  • Tester Responds in Sweatpants
  • Tester’s New Campaign Ad
  • 2020 Census & Citizenship
  • John Paul Stevens & Second Amendment

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The Wednesday Read: Tester/Booker, Canada, Carson, & Guns

When one cow spies on another cow it’s called a steak out. – Unknown

It’s the last day of February and spring begins on March 20!

Today’s topics are:

  • Tester/Booker & Big Air
  • O Canada!
  • Ben Carson’s Furniture
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods

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The Wednesday Read: Tester Files for Re-Election

I have great faith in the people of Montana; they can’t be bought. – Jon Tester

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) filed the paperwork to run for a third term on Tuesday. Terms in the U.S. Senate are for six years.

Along with the filing, Tester’s campaign issued the following statement:

“As a United States senator, I have had the humbling opportunity to defend the state that three generations of my family have called home,” Tester said. “Over the years, we’ve fought to protect the Montana we know and love from outsiders while continuing to hold government accountable. Today, I’m honored to file to continue that fight for the people of the best state in the best country in the world.”

According to MTN News, there are four Republicans lined up to take on Tester: state Auditor Matt Rosendale, Big Sky businessman Troy Downing, former state District Judge Russell Fagg of Billings and state Sen. Al Olszewski of Kalispell.

They will face off in a June primary.

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Published in: on February 21, 2018 at 5:14 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Tester Files for Re-Election  
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The Wednesday Read: Tester Time

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. – Elizabeth Kenny

Montana’s Senior U.S. Senator, Democrat Jon Tester, is up for reelection this year. That means it’s Tester Time!

In case you missed it, Tester was one of 18 senators who voted against the short-term funding measure to reopen the government this week.

His “No” vote received a lot of attention. Roll Call reported it this way:

Montana Sen. Jon Tester was the only red-state Democrat up for re-election this year to vote against a stopgap funding measure Monday to end the three-day government shutdown.

Senators are well-known for the changes they go through the last couple years of their six-year term. They attend more meetings, issue more press releases, and are friendlier to the voters.

Sure Tester does some of the same things, but his “No” vote on the short-term funding bill only gave his opponents some much-needed ammo.

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Published in: on January 24, 2018 at 7:52 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Tester Time  
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Caught My Eye…

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. – Henry Ward Beecher

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 Jeff Sessions’ Reefer Madness, Trump’s Mental Health, the 25th Amendment, JonTester keeps on rolling. High School golf in Montana, One More Thing, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Taxes, Flynn, and Football

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. – H. L. Mencken

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Senate Tax Bill
  • Down Goes Flynn
  • CFB Playoffs
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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