NBC Montana held the event for people to watch live on their website, and the video is still up.
Who won? Hard to say. I haven’t seen many reactions so far. Of course, every candidate and their supporters will say they won. Mostly, it’ll come down to how people fill out their ballots, which will probably start today.
One factor might be the TV ads for Elder that are set to appear, which might cause some to realize for the first time that we have an election coming up. Knopp is also going to be doing radio ads.
And yet so far still, not a single yard sign from Engen yet...that I’ve seen, at least.
Now let’s move on and talk a little bit about other issues.
When is the vote for Tracy Stone-Manning for BLM ever going to take place?
Nothing much has happened on it in about three weeks, ever since a Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee urged the full senate to withhold voting on her.
In other words, he wants this nomination to die in committee...though I’m not sure how much sway he has there. Joe Manchin is the chair of the committee at the moment. He held a vote, and Stone-Manning moved on to a full senate vote.
But a full senate vote hasn’t been called yet, and there’s no timeline on when that’ll happen. It seems the dual-infrastructure bills are the priority now, and of course, Afghanistan has taken center stage in the media, while Biden still tries to make covid the main story.
It seems like it’ll be another month before a vote happens, if one happens at all. At this point, it’s not even certain if Biden will be in office a month from now.
What’s happening in the Ward 3 race with Daniel Carlino? He’s going against Dori Gilels, and he’s killing it...or is he?
Carlino has raised over $5,000 so far compared to the around $9,000 that Gilels has raised so far.
So far Carlino has printed 160 yard signs, and I’ve seen a lot of them around town.
Some of Gilels donors include Nick Checota, John Engen, Donna Gaukler, Gwen Jones, Dan Kemmis, Marilyn Marler, and Fred Van Valkenburg, and Carol Williams...so she’s about as establishment as you can get.
You can see the split in the Missoula Democratic Party based on the two candidates’ donors, which mostly seems to come down to age, or kind of old guard/new guard mentality. Tom Winter, Bryce Bennett, Shane Morigeau, Wilmott Collins, and Maggie Bornstein are all donors to Carlino.
Gilels chose a Florida firm for her yard signs, getting 150 of the “ecofriendly” variety. That cost her $1,200. Carlino got 40 “rally signs” several months ago from a Missoula shop for $40, 2,000 meet-and-greet cards for $235, and 160 yards signs for about $1,300.
Gilels did get most of her postcards and letterheads done in Missoula, for $800, and she did hire a Missoulian for her website and logo, for $500. If she’s serious about winning this race, she needs to get her eco-friendly yard signs out there, and soon. Right now it seems like Carlino is winning, despite going against the Dem machine. But Gilels has him on the money and the backroom support, and that’s typically enough.
Elder and Elder
In California, a recall election will take place on September 14, and the establishment Dems are getting very scared of Larry Elder and are starting to attack the hell out of him, even calling this black man a white supremacist.
In Missoula, a mayoral election will take place on September 14, and the establishment Dems are getting slightly nervous of Jacob Elder and are starting to attack him a bit.
It’s interesting. I wonder which Elder will win...if either.
Jab vs. Natural Immunity
A big study in Israel just came out that said getting two shots of the Pfizer or BioNTech vaccine isn’t as effective as the natural immunity you develop from having the virus just once.
There are numerous studies in the report. One actually looked at 32,000 people and found that “the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 was 27 times higher among the vaccinated, and the risk of hospitalization eight times higher.”
Of course, you probably don’t want to hear this kind of science because it doesn’t conform to your already made-up-mind.
Bozeman Hospital Full?
A report came out on NBC Montana last night from a doctor at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. He says the place is full, with every ER bed taken.
Let’s look at the data, none of which this doctor gave us, nor the reporter.
On August 16, the Bozeman hospital had 57 non-covid patients, 8 covid patients, and 21 beds available.
On August 23, the Bozeman hospital had 59 non-covid patients, 14 covid patients, and 13 beds available.
Let’s look at their ICU, which the doctor says is nearly full.
On August 16 they had 2 covid patients and on August 23 they had 7. That first week, no one was on a vent, the second week, one person was.
Amazingly, the first week they had 8 ICU beds available but the next week they had 24.
So it is clear that the number of covid patients in the hospital has nearly doubled, from 8 to 14. At the same time, the hospital has 57 to 59 regular patients...or about 7 times as many.
If you’re healthy, you eat right, you exercise...you really have nothing to worry about.
In Missoula, the health department isn’t going to bother contacting close contacts of covid positive people anymore.
They don’t have the time or the staff. So now they want you to contact your close contacts instead.
Yeah...like some service industry worker is going to take the time to call up all his coworkers. It’s almost like the health department wants to make the situation worse.
Did you know that when Fidel Castro died in Cuba he had a net worth of $900 million? That was back in 2016, when most Cubans were earning $44 a month.
I got that from this article about Marx’s favorite quote, one I saw on the Christian Post. Here’s a little excerpt:
In his latest book, The Devil and Karl Marx, Kengor points out that Marx loved the line that comes from the devil character, Mephistopheles, in Goethe’s Faust: “Everything that exists deserves to perish.”
Dr. Kengor elaborates: “Friends said Marx would chant this. He would recite this–'Everything that exists deserves to perish. Everything that exists deserves to perish.’ This is a philosophy that's about tearing down, burning the foundation, leveling the house, to where you have Marx standing there in the smoldering embers, saying, ‘Now we are ready to begin.’ So anybody that thinks that this is a philosophy that is just about helping one another or sharing the wealth or redistributing wealth, they do not understand Marx and Marxism.”
And what do we see in our streets today? Destruction, riots, tear it all down. Let’s build a new and supposedly better world.
Ironically, Marx couldn’t even feed his own family. Even when he received a windfall of cash, he selfishly spent it all on himself. Marx couldn’t balance his own checkbook, but he presumed to tell the rest of the world how to run their economies. And everywhere his ideas have been implemented, they’ve driven their economies right into the ground.
Remember, this is at a time in America when 59% of Democrats think socialism is good, compared to the 49% that view capitalism the same way.
In 2017, the CDC said that we had over 612,000 abortions that year.
Amazingly, since 1973, it’s estimated that we’ve aborted over 62 million babies in this country.
We still argue if it’s a baby or fetus, whether it’s living or dead, if it has a soul or not. We do this to justify our actions and make ourselves feel better.
I was listening to this medium late on the radio one night, and she said Heaven was full of angelic care workers, all rushing about and taking care of all the babies they had, waiting until a family member finally arrived to care for them.
Another interesting number I just ran across today is that we have 800,000 divorces in this country each year.
That comes out to one every 36 seconds. And 74% of those divorces are among Christian couples.