A lot of people on the right call Mitch McConnell “the turtle.” I suppose this is because when things get tough, ol’ Mitch can just hide in that shell of his until things blow over.
He’s complaining about Dems not doing anything, yet he’s blocked tons of bills from getting a vote as well.
The guy has to win an election next year, and that should be easy. He’s a rich white guy, so you know he won’t have too many troubles. Got most of his money from his mother-in-law, who died in 2007.
The guy’s 77-years-old and has anywhere from $14 million to $55 million in the bank. Most of that is his wife’s, while ol’ Mitch only has about $2 million himself.
How anyone with that kind of wealth can understand the basic problems and conundrums of common Americans is beyond me.
The Shitty Pov
The Poverello Center does not care about the homeowners living near it.
This homeless shelter pulls in 200 people a night to stay at its shelter and often brags about serving over 500 meals a day. Many of the people that they serve meals to do not want to work and stay high and drunk all day. The Pov enables their drug and alcohol addictions for sixty days before telling them to move on.
In addition to enabling the addicts with free food and free places to sleep, the homeless shelter also provides daily showers, “access to coin-op laundry facilities, mail and phone, and a computer lab for education or vocational purposes.”
So for two months straight, the homeless shelter here in Missoula will give drug addicts free food, free beds, free showers, laundry, phones, internet and probably a lot more.
Let’s stop calling this a homeless shelter and call it what it is - an addict-enabling center.
You think some addicts that find themselves at the Pov are going to change?
Why the hell would they do that?
I suspect many of their problems with addiction actually get worse. Oh, I know many of these addicts can’t sleep at the Pov, but they get everything else there.
And my how the Pov rakes in the money!
Right now the drug-enabling-center is selling 2,000 pumpkins at $10 apiece, which will net them $20,000.
Despite that influx of cash this month, the Pov refuses to even consider cleaning up after itself.
What I’m getting at are all the drug addicts and alcoholics that the Pov feeds for sixty days. These are the worst of the worst that come to the Pov...people that just want to live off the generosity of others, people that have no intention of changing.
These are the people that are leaving their dirty needles all over the place and shitting in people’s yards.
On top of that, they also see the garbage that businesses put out back in their dumpster, take it out of the dumpster, and scatter it all over the alley as they look for anything that might be ‘of value’ to them.
The executive director of the Pov, Amy Allison, does not care about these neighbors and business owners and their problems.
Some neighbors began complaining five months ago to her, but it wasn’t until a couple weeks ago that Allison set up a meeting with the Pov’s neighbors.
I’m not sure why she did this, as she did not want to listen and only offered reasons why the Pov can’t help clean up its mess. No ideas were put forth by the Pov to clean up the mess the Pov itself is creating.
In fact, when one neighbor did the research and found out that it would cost just $125 a month to put in a port-a-potty, Amy Allison didn’t want to hear it.
“I would say that real change and change that works well -- it’s going to take time, and that solutions that happen overnight are not well thought out and are not going to be well received,” Allison said. “I think it’s important that we engage in thoughtful discussion about making a plan.”
Yeah...putting in a portable bathroom where people are shitting outside is "not well thought out."
Where'd Allison get her education? Probably at UM.
So despite raising $20,000 this month by selling overpriced pumpkins, the Pov won’t even spend $125 so the people they feed and house for sixty days will stop shitting in people’s yards.
$125 would do a great deal to create goodwill with the neighbors, but the Pov doesn’t even want to consider the idea.
Quite the woman, that Amy Allison is...quite the woman, indeed!
Who Isn’t Running?
How many more has-been’s, never-were’s, and never-will-be’s can we get into the 2020 races here in Montana?
Well, sounds like we’ll be adding another one soon - John Morrison.
I guess he’s not worried about the $130,000 that Graybill has in the bank, or the $60,000 that Dudik has.
He’s paid for a poll to determine if he has any support. The ego of most politicians will have them running even if their polls show them getting zero support. Such is politics.
We knew from the get-go that Dudik never had a chance, mostly because she had the audacity to work with Republicans in the legislature while she was serving in that body. She worked with Tim Fox to get legislation through as well.
This is a big no-no for Dems, and they never supported her candidacy and never will.
Graybill was the early favorite and will remain so if/when Morrison gets into the race. Morrison ran afoul of Tester in 2006, and Tester is the boss of the Party here. I suspect Tester may have had a hand in getting rid of Lindeen this week. One of his handpicked lackeys will probably be chosen to fill her spot.
Who might that be?
Christie Roberts or Dylan Laslovich from the Tester camp. Others that could be considered include Jenny Eck, Ted Dick, Jon Sesso, or even Dave Wanzenreid. I wouldn't discount Max Baucus, either.
Morrison would have a much better chance than the ‘handed-everything-on-a-silver-platter’ Graybill when it comes to the general.
Both Morrison and Bennion have written detailed and well-written books on Montana history. Both men are quite qualified to fill the AG office.
But Dems here in Montana aren’t going to win next year, mainly because of the machinations of national Dems.
GOP voters are rallying around Trump, and that’ll continue for the next 12 months. Here in Montana every statewide seat, every PSC race, and both chambers of the legislature will go to the GOP, and easily so.
My only real concern for the GOP is that Tester might put someone into Lindeen’s job that actually knows how to turn out the vote in rural areas, get more Dems to vote in Yellowstone County, and turn up the Dem vote in the cities more than it usually is.
But really...does such a person even exist?
I watch a six-month-old baby for 7-8 hours each day.
Takes just about all of my attention to do that.
One thing I’ve found, however, is that you can listen to the radio when you’re watching a baby because the radio is a hot medium, which doesn’t require as much involvement on the part of the participant.
So that’s what I do.
I start at 8 in the morning with KGVO here in Missoula. Around 8:30 I typically switch over to the Patriot and listen to Mike Gallagher for a bit until Aaron Flint comes on.
I like Aaron Flint’s show a lot better than the Missoula show. Here in Missoula, they always invite the eggheads from the university on to share their thoughts.
I don’t know anyone that wants to listen to them.
At 10 we get to the best three hours in media - the Rush Limbaugh show, based out of Florida. My, that’s entertaining and I find myself laughing out loud while nodding my head in agreement. He nails it!
By 1 PM we’re ready to switch back to the Patriot to listen to Michael Savage, based out of San Francisco. This guy is conservative, but doesn’t buy into the GOP narrative hook, line and sinker like so many others do.
I might get an hour or two of that until I have to pick my son up from school, then it’s family stuff until early evening.
At 7 PM we get the Armstrong and Getty show on the radio, which replays from that morning. It’s good, and boy...I laugh a lot at their commentary.
Nights are of course devoted to Coast to Coast AM, which gives us even more insight into the issues of the day.
All told, I listen to the radio for about 8 to 10 hours a day.
I encourage you to shut off your TV and give conservative radio a chance. You might be surprised.