The Monday Memo

Indecision steals many years from many people who wind up wishing they’d just had the courage to leap. — Doe Zantamada

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

  • Recess Rallies
  • Juan Williams & Trump
  • NFL Preseason
  • One More Thing

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Bullock & Assault Weapons, & TWW Poll

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery. – Robin Williams

Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is getting a few minutes of fame. On Sunday he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he would support a ban on semiautomatic firearms.

The Associated Press (AP) reported that this is the first time Bullock has said he would “support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons.”

It wasn’t long before the Washington Post, and other news organizations picked up the story.

Breitbart put it this way:

Gov. Steve Bullock (D) announced Sunday that he would support prohibiting Montana residents from buying and possessing commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.

When I heard the comments, my first thought was that Bullock must have decided to never run for statewide office in Montana again.

Today’s poll asks, “Do you agree with Gov. Steve Bullock’s comments on CNN about banning assault weapons/some forms of semiautomatic weapons?”

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

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Guns, Elections, Kimmel vs Hannity, & More

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban
  • 60 Minutes
  • Kimmel vs Hannity
  • Zuckerberg Heads to DC
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham

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 Powerball jackpot, unemployment, Billings Police Department, Billy Graham, assault weapons, gun laws, Trump’s job performance, Mike Patrick, U.S. Women’s Olympic hockey team, Montana candidate filing, Greg Gianforte, and much more!

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Tuesday Commentary: Las Vegas

Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. – Claire McCaskill

I’m skipping my normal Tuesday column, “Terrific News Tuesday” to comment about the shooting Las Vegas.

We saw plenty of “thoughts and prayers” comments and posts after the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

The President even took time out to talk about it Monday morning. He’s even going to visit Las Vegas this week because that is what Presidents do.

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