Take a story in the Garden City today.
Here in Missoula our fat, drunk and stupid mayor – together with his rubber-stamp City Council – continue to waste the taxpayer’s time and money.
The story comes to us from Martin Kidston at the Missoula Current.
Seems the City Council has engaged in yet another of their “symbolic gestures.”
Last time it was to give Wells Fargo a vocal slap on the wrist, this time it’s to join the Paris Accord.
Neither of these symbolic gestures make one bit of difference in average Missoulians’ lives.
But to the City Councilors that make about $1,500 a month to meet one Monday night a week – and our $100,000+ in salary mayor – these kinds of gestures are a big deal.
Yep, living in the clouds.
These politicians are so divorced from the average concerns of working Missoulians that it’s not even funny.
I expect most of the twits will win reelection.
It’s not just that these elected people are incredibly stupid, it’s that most Missoula voters are as well.
Over at Reptile Dysfunction, Travis Mateer did a good job taking entitled-Montana Senator Sue Malek to task for her idiocy.
Malek, like most Missoula legislators, doesn't know how to help Missoulians at all.
They like to think they do, but here in the Garden City our home prices go up, our rents go up, our wages stay stagnant, our taxes go up, and nothing ever seems to get better.
For these entitled legislators, however, it doesn’t matter – they make money whether you do well or not.
There is no incentive for them to try and make things better.
There’s a lot of incentive to make meaningless symbolic gestures – it’s easier than actually doing real work.
Real work is what Missoula desperately needs, though I fail to see how our current crop of elected losers will in any way bring this about.
Moving along I see that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking Congress for permission to prosecute medical marijuana users and medical marijuana providers.
He thinks this will reduce the opiate epidemic in this country, even though research says that medical marijuana actually reduces opiate use.
Those that read this site also know that getting our country out of Afghanistan would also reduce the opiate crisis.
Sadly, that wouldn’t profit Big Pharma and other drug pushers that cause the epidemic.
And let’s be honest – if we get rid of medical pot and legal pot too – we can get more people onto alcohol.
That benefits our lawyers – many of whom are also our loser politicians – as well as our private prison and jail system and court system and pay-to-play drug counseling system.
Follow the money, folks.
What else is there to bitch about…and what good will bitching do?
Ain’t gonna do MT Dems a bit of good.
Take that call of theirs yesterday for Gianforte to resign.
Just makes you look stupid saying silly and childish things like that.
I mean…what are ya gonna do when he doesn’t resign…call for him to do so again?
How about after 10 times, or 100?
Maybe after 1,000 times of saying such nonsense, MT Dems will actually sit down and think…, “Who the hell can beat this guy in ’18?”
That’s of course dependent on who can raise the most PAC and dark money.
Ah, Hilltop Public Solutions!
We’ll get one of their lackeys to run!
I’m already expecting arms-dealing Kelly McCarthy to enter the race, and perhaps even win the primary.
I’d never vote for him – he worked for the CIA!
That race is second fiddle anyways. I can’t wait to see who the Libertarians put up to go against Tester.
I sure won’t be voting for Tester, I can guarantee that, so it’ll probably be Libertarian…unless it looks like the GOPer can beat Tester.
My view is that anyone is better than Tester.
I just can’t abide PAC money, dark money, and Wall Street money corruption…three things that Tester has made it quite clear he’ll embrace at the expense of common Montanans.
Everyone always says they want to get money out of politics, but until you get rid of corrupt people like Tester, that’ll never happen.
I really do view money in politics and slavery as the same thing.
Both are corrupt systems, both times people that took part in those systems did everything they could to justify them.
- For slave owners, there was simply no other way they could stay in business as farmers without their slaves.
- For politicians, there’s simply no other way for them to get elected without that dark money.
In the former, we fought a war to prove this simply wasn’t the case, that it was in fact the lazy, entitled, corrupt and Godless practices of the slave owners and all doing business with them that was the real problem.
Farming continued just fine when you paid people to do it, or got off your lazy and drunk ass to do it yourself.
And we’ll find it’s the same case when a true leader comes along and gets money out of politics in this country.
It might take a war, and I’d be damn fine with that.
We need a good revolution in this country, a good spilling of the rich man’s blood and balance sheet.
Hell, it’s been 250 years.
Or we can just keep voting for D’s and R’s and keep the corrupt system we have.
We all know that’s not sustainable, however, whether you’re a D or an R.
America is broke, and in so many ways.
Mind, body and spirit, and of course financially with all the debt we have the money printing machines trying desperately to fend off the collectors with.
None of our elected political losers ever talk about this stuff.
They talk about things that have no bearing on your life and no meaning for your future.
They use pithy sayings and big talk, and fail to deliver on promises or just about anything else.
But by God do they enrich themselves.
And they’ll continue to, until the whole system comes crashing down on top of them.
It always does.