Each day the new news comes out.
Each day it’s about as same as the dross from the day before.
Despite that, we do see a few changes from time to time.
Another Bullock Blunder
That’ll of course make it easier to keep his $300 million surplus.
Sure, 27 people will lose their jobs…but so what – they’re just law enforcement positions.
It’s not like anyone in the governor’s office will be shit-canned.
Also, by demanding that we keep so much cash in surplus we’ll be forced to do bonding for infrastructure (won’t have the cash, right?).
So far since Bullock got reelected all I see from him are increased tax demands, calls for two news sales taxes, and cuts to spending.
Considering she has the baby to prove it, I’d say she’s telling the truth.
And let’s not forget that those in the state hospital and our state prisons get free health care.
That’s a helluva lot more than Obamacare has given you.
If you’re like my family, Obamacare has only given you a false sense of security while burdening you with yet one more monthly payment.
We all know Obamacare plans are useless for most Americans, the deductibles are so high.
I have no problems putting that program in the shit-heap.
My income is so low that any medical charges I get will be wiped out anyways.
Just one of the many benefits of living in poverty.
Yeah, the $3,000 in medical bills that Oregon hospital tried to slap on me have been wiped-out.
I sent them my income forms. They sent me a letter telling me they’d give me a 100% discount.
So I won’t be signing up for Obamacare in 2017 – there’s no need to.
I’m so poor that hospitals just eat those costs.
Who makes up those costs I’m not sure of, but I have a feeling it’s hard-pressed Americans with huge monthly premiums on their plans.
Write to your congressman. Write a letter to the newspaper. Or just vote.
Actually, a lot of people just did the latter.
It’s why Trump won. It’s why Obamacare is heading to the shit-heap.
The Old Bag
Yep, Nancy Pelosi will be the leader of the U.S. House Democrats once again.
This is terrible.
Pelosi is so clueless about the problems most people have.
- She’s 76-years-old.
- She went to college in the late-1950s.
- She has a net worth of at least $26 million.
The only reason she got as far as she did in politics was because of who daddy was.
I don’t think she’s ever had a real job, though being a homemaker often seems like one.
If this is who national Democrats want to pick as their leader then I’m not sure I’m a Democrat.
It seems the Democratic Party is the party of rich, old people.
The GOP is about the same.
Neither have any concern about me, a regular citizen living in poverty in the 44th-largest state of the union.
I feel that’s what the choice of Pelosi for another cycle means.
Already she’s been ensconced in that House leadership position for 14 years.
How long is she going to stay?
In case you haven’t noticed, Dems didn’t do too well in the election we had 4 weeks ago.
Despite that, we haven’t seen any substantive leadership changes, either at the national or the local level.
Yes, no changes have come to the Montana Democratic Party.
In this state we suffer under the same spell that’s beguiled national – an old woman with few ideas that thinks she can remain relevant by ‘leading.’
I’m of course talking about Nancy Keenan.
Why is she still in her position? Why hasn’t she been shit-canned yet?
Why is Amanda Frickle still in her position with the Montana Democratic Legislative Coordinating Committee?
Or did I somehow miss something and Montana Democrats didn’t suffer one of their worst shellackings in both legislative and statewide races in recent memory?
If monumental losses like that don’t lose someone their ‘leadership’ position, what does?
Oh, that’s right…this is Montana.
Here in Big Sky Country we’ll let you keep your job if your incompetent and haven’t the foggiest idea how to win.
If you’re anything like me these days, you’re just throwing your hands up in frustration while trying to ignore it all, find new interests to occupy your time.
It’s clear that those in charge of politics (read those that benefit from losing) don’t really give a damn.
Tester’s Millennial Push
It seems he’s doing something on his Facebook page around 6 PM tomorrow.
It’s part of his #Montennial tour, which he launched in October.
“I want to hear directly from you about the issues you care about most,” Tester says, “and I want you to hear directly from me too.”
I was born in December 1981 so I’m one of the oldest millennials, coming in at 34-years-old.
Many say that millennials didn’t come about until 1982, however, though some say 1980 was the year.
Before that it was Generation X.
Anyways, Tester wants to hear what the young folks of the state have to say.
I guess we should give him credit for trying. Personally, I don’t think many will take the time to give Tester their thoughts.
I also feel that many of the millennial generation has moved out of Montana, or is aiming to once they finish school.
That’ll probably be what Tester hears – there are no jobs, student debt is too high, jobs suck, we need to take care of the environment, and it’d be good if we had some decent jobs.
Did I mention jobs?
Well, I did…but how many of those talking with Tester tomorrow will?
Hell, when I was in college I didn’t care about jobs!
I cared about partying it up with my student loan money, going to the bars as much as I could, and getting laid as often as possible.
I feel most college students are about the same.
So it’ll be interesting to see what the discussion is like tomorrow night.
It’ll also be interesting to see if any of this ‘grasping for the youth vote’ will help Tester in 2018.
And that’s it for today, folks.
December will be here tomorrow.
Keep your eye out for my 43rd monthly report.