Wasn’t easy getting back to it for me…especially after working until 3 AM for the past four nights in a row.
Anyways, I can take a nap later. Until then, let’s take a brief look at some news stories.
That guy Shulkin is out and now Trump’s doctor is going to take over.
I can’t imagine how veterans’ lives are going to improve.
But then they haven’t been improving for years. And because of that, the VA privatization talk has increased.
Some say Tester is pushing this privatization effort. I dunno…maybe.
What I do know is that they current system has been broken for years, so perhaps it’s time to try other things.
America is not the greatest country in the world.
Look at the news:
- Just today a story is up saying that 32% of college students regularly go hungry and don’t have decent living places.
- Then we see tons of teachers around the country striking because they don’t make enough money ($500 more a month before taxes won’t cut it). Many have to live paycheck-to-paycheck…even as they’re living with their parents just to get by.
- The healthcare system has been broken for decades, with ‘profits over people’ being the driving mantra.
- HUD and the DOD have lost/misappropriated $21 trillion over the past 20 years.
- Most of the money in this country seems to go to those at the top, who don’t really do any kind of valuable work for the country. Oftentimes, their ideas hurt the country.
We usually put up with this because we work too much, the kids tire us out, and we choose to watch TV and play on the phone instead of being civically engaged…aside from the occasional weekend, ‘feel-good’ march.
Someone emailed me to point out the ‘pandering to big city interest groups’ that Bullock is taking part in.
This primarily involves the March 23 statement from the Governor’s Office to recognize Education and Sharing Day, in honor of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson.
Good question; I’d never head of him.
I guess he was a bigtime Jewish leader that died 28 years ago.
To that emailer, this is another indication that Bullock is running for president.
That may be. When you look at the FEC reports ending February 28 for the Big Sky Values PAC, Bullock has raised $508,000 and spent $332,000.
Wow…that’s a lot of money? Where the hell’s it all going?
The largest amount the PAC has spent so far is $16,200 for a strategic communications consultant from a company called OH LLC.
At least the company’s based in Montana. The next largest expenditure was $12,960 for digital strategic consulting from Massachusetts’ Arena Digital Strategies.
If you add up all the $3,000 here-and-there business that Missoula’s Brock Consulting is getting, I think they’d be the largest beneficiary of Bullock’s presidential ambitions.
It’ll be interesting to see where these ambitions go, and what doors they open.
Why are DACA Dreamers now left out in the cold?
It seems to me that congressional Democrats never put any kind of legislation forth…even after Trump offered them the olive branch.
Hell…Trump said numerous times that he’d make a deal here!
Maybe it comes down to the border wall, and its serious lack of funding.
What I do find interesting is that the media isn’t really covering this issue. That’s often the case when stories ‘hurt’ the Democrats.
Greens Pretty Much Done
Last night I read almost all of the recently-file lawsuit brought by the Dems against the Montana Green Party.
The Greens are supposedly 4 House Districts short of the signatures they need, mainly because some signatures don’t match the printed name, they’re “chicken scratch,” or maybe just a first or last name is listed, not both.
Dems could be right here. Now the case will go to COPP and we’ll see how that Dem-appointed commissioner rules on this.
I can’t help but think that Greens will be removed from the ballot.
And I can’t help but think that many of those potential Green voters will feel disgruntled, and I don’t think their votes will be going to the Dems.
Might go to the GOP, just in spite. Seems that’s the main theme of this election cycle, after all – spite.
Goodbye to Another Site
I’m taking Logicosity off my bookmark bar.
Their last post was March 11, and I’m getting awfully tired of seeing the same ‘bored girl’ image every time I visit that site.
Maybe they’ll post again.
I’m not really worried if they do or not. I don’t think I’ll miss it.
The site had good analysis and an interesting, almost ‘in-the-thick-of-it’ viewpoint on Helena issues, as well as university issues.
We never did know who wrote the site, as they used two different aliases. Where ‘they’ are now is anyone’s guess.
Perhaps a new site will start up soon to fill this gap.
Let’s hope it’s not one put forth by a paid, GOP or Dem PAC that fades away after the current cycle.