Led by Fools
My, those talking heads on the Networks sure have us scared.
They’re paid a lot to keep us scared...nervous...controllable.
For instance, here in America we’ve had one Corona Virus death, this morning in Washington State.
Yeah...lots to get scared over. And here’s something to compare it to:
- We did have 7,653 people die in car wrecks yesterday.
- 4,000 more people just couldn’t take it anymore, and killed themselves.
- 2,962 others were murdered.
Friday is a tough day, and Corona Virus has nothing to do with it.
Wouldn’t know that from our corporate media.
The corporate media tanked the stock market this week, all in an effort to tank Trump. Cost me $500 off my portfolio.
Of course, my cruise ship stocks are down. My Big Pharma stocks are down. My coal stocks - finally - went up.
I don’t see the point in selling. What the hell else am I going to do with my money...put it in a savings account and get 0.09% a year, or in the market and get 20% or more?
Ain’t rocket science.
Sadly, most Americans are so materialistic that they just don’t have the money to invest. Most couldn’t come up with $400 in case of an emergency.
We’re a weak country, one that will become desperate very quickly.
We saw that quite clearly this week.
Montana’s Drug Crisis
We’ve had a number of stories lately that are fueled by drugs.
How else would you explain the behavior?
For instance, 27-year-old males usually don’t assault a mom with her three kids in a parking lot - attempting to abduct a 1-year-old baby, no less - unless they’re on drugs.
We had a 27-year-old Helena woman busted on heroin-related charges this week.
Last month another Helena woman was caught selling heroin to support her meth habit.
We see these stories more and more, and nothing is ever done.
And what can we do?
Our jails are full, the prisons too. As if we could incarcerate ourselves out of this problem.
People are turning to drugs because their lives are empty. How our society is structured makes a lot of people feel empty and worthless.
We’re a spiritually bereft people.
Bums and Junkies
Thank God we’re not California or Oregon.
Their cities are overrun by the addicts...addicts hooked on the Chinese drugs.
China is smart - the US and the UK got them hooked on opium 170 years ago, and actually fought two wars to keep them hooked. It wasn’t until Mao came along 100 years later that the country cleaned up its act...mostly by shooting all the opium addicts in the head.
America won’t be so lucky.
Not only won’t we shoot these addicts in the head, but we’ll actually let them live on the streets, doing anything they can to support their habit.
Law-abiding citizens in California and Oregon are sick of this, and in the former state, upwards of 200 people a day are moving out.
Many are coming here to Montana, bringing their liberal biases with them. We don’t have any affordable housing because of this.
You can’t blame ‘em. If I had a $100,000-a-year job in California, but had to walk over bums and their shit and piss each day while the state passes laws saying the bums and junkies can steal $1,000 and not be arrested...well, I’d move too.
I wonder how we’ll solve this drug crisis. Chances are good we won't. Someone is currently profiting of this misery.
Over at MT Post, they’re doing a lot of podcast interviews with various Democratic candidates.
I congratulate them on their effort.
And I promise you, I will never waste your time with podcasts.
I don’t listen to ‘em. I don’t know why I’d want to spend 20 minutes listening to something I could read in 5.
Podcasts have become incredibly popular over the past few years, as liberals begin to understand what conservatives have known for years - the spoken word is a powerful medium.
Personally, I prefer the radio.
Both MT Free Press and now the MT Post have spent a lot of time on their podcasts, hoping the number of visitors to their site goes up because of this.
I don’t think that’s the case.
In fact, with Don’s umpteenth redesign of his site this past week, we now know he’s not including the Facebook counter on his blog posts.
Despite that, the traffic to that site has gone up quite a bit since we checked two months ago.
On Facebook Likes
I don’t do Facebook.
I deleted it before the 2018 Election. I didn’t need all that negativity in my life.
I do not share any of this site’s posts on Facebook, and that’s why I was quite surprised to see 100 likes so far on the site’s last post.
What the hell is there to like in that one?
I will promise you that if you want to like something, you can...but I’m not going to start sharing anything on Facebook.
The Dem AG Race
Raph Graybill is killing it when it comes to social media imaging.
Here’s a quick look:
I look at that image of Dudik, and I can tell she does not want to be sitting next to that man.
My God, she hates him!
Wondrous photo on the part of the Graybill campaign. Couldn’t have taken a better shot.
Of course, Dudik’s campaign complaint against Graybill went nowhere. Now she’ll have to go with Plan B - winning on her own merits.
I wonder what Dudik will do when she loses this race in 94 days. Probably go back to private lawyer practice.
Lawyers. Probably the only ones that would try this shit:
Radio is by far the greatest media in the country, and has been for over a century.
It’s a hot medium, as Marshall McLuhan told us in his great 1964 book.
I listen to the radio a lot. I think the biggest reason for this is that I simply do not have a TV.
It’s figured that 272 million Americans listen to the radio each week, with around 15 million listening to conservative radio.
I love it, myself.
I start the day around 8 AM, and I choose 930 AM here in Missoula - the Patriot.
First we have Mike Gallagher, and then by 9 Aaron Flint comes on.
He’s pretty good. I only started listening to him a few months ago. For years I was a dedicated KGVO fan, which is on the competing 1290 AM.
Alas, that show has gone downhill. John King was a really good host and producer, but since he left I haven’t been interested in it.
From 10 to 1 we have the king of radio - Rush Limbaugh.
I was raised to dislike and distrust Rush, but then a couple years ago I gave him a chance.
I was quite surprised.
I’m pretty open-minded, and I can do my research. I was startled by the sheer amount of factual information this man was giving, and the sheer showmanship way in which he was doing so.
No wonder why the left hated him. This man was good.
I enjoy listening to him each day, and I wonder who’ll fill the gap when he goes...as he’s surely to do here this year (probably before the election) as he has serious lung cancer.
I hope Sean Hannity doesn’t take over that prime time slot.
I don’t listen to him, opting for Michael Savage instead. I consider him the best.
Bill Cuningham, the Great American, does his radio show on Sunday evenings. My, it’s good.
I encourage you to give radio a chance. Better than the talking heads on the networks.
The Supporting Cast
This week Mike Cooney chose Casey Schreiner as his LT running mate.
Candidate filing has to be done by next week, and you have to list two people on the gubernatorial ticket.
Whitney tells us that she’ll reveal her LT pick on Monday.
Fox chose his weeks ago, and Gianforte will probably unveil his this week. I suspect Gianforte will have a woman.
I think Cooney made a good choice, but I do worry that Schreiner will now become Cooney, Jr...a guy that is in politics for years, but one who no one knows and no one gets excited about.
Schweitzer used to be someone that people got excited about, and I’m sure Whitney was excited that he endorsed her this week.
A lot of has-been’s will be trotted out over the next couple of months, telling us that they’re supporting so-and-so.
The Democrats think that if they can just send out enough tweets on #mtpol, they’ll win in Montana this year.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
We’re lucky that the Dems have exiled themselves to social media, where they can bitch and commiserate with each other in their self-created bubbles.
Here in the real world, it looks pretty certain that it’ll be a GOP route in 247 days.
This week will of course be the most interesting we’ve had in awhile, what with Super Tuesday as well as the filing deadline in Montana (March 9th).
I wonder who the last minute filers will be.
I don’t think it’ll matter. Montana is a red state and it’ll go GOP for all offices. The legislature, the PSC, the statewides and Congress. We know that Trump will win here by 20 points.
Dems are powerless to stop this. The biggest hurdle for the Dems is their incredibly bad slate of candidates.
There’s nothing to get excited about. While it looks like Biden will win in South Carolina today, Bernie is pretty much unstoppable.
Dems know this, and they’re scared. Bernie and his ideas are one of the biggest boosts that the GOP will have this cycle.