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Last Saturday I watched the debate between John Lewis and Ryan Zinke, candidates for Montana’s lone seat in the US House of Representatives. Much of the debate focused on the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Lewis’s contention was that the health care reform bill provided insurance to many Americans that otherwise would not be able to afford it. He conceded that the program had some weaknesses that could be resolved by diligent bipartisan legislation.

Mr. Zinke believes that the health care act should be repealed outright. Then, if (and that is a BIG if) the GOP should tackle health care reform, he would support a provision that would address the problem of pre-existing conditions.

At the end of the debate each candidate was allotted two minutes to sum up their respective positions. During Ryan Zinke’s summation he intoned the Presidents full name, Barack Hussein Obama.  As he said his name, his lips seemed to turn down and his eyes narrowed as if to focus on a target. All I could think of was that he had destruction on his mind. It made me wonder what his thoughts are about our nations president.

  •  Is he a citizen of the United States?
  • Is he an Islamic extremist?
  • Is he not qualified to be our President even though the people of our nation have elected him twice?

Did he make the decision to use the middle name of President Obama himself? Or was it the decision of his big bucks handlers from the East Coast? Either way, I think that it was a cheap shot and disrespectful of our nations leader. I like to think that Montanans are better than that, no matter what side of the aisle they are on.Jack 2012 cropped




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Have you ever noticed the resemblance between Ted Cruz and Joe McCarthy?

Who says there is no such thing as reincarnation?Joe McCarthy


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Commissioner Adam Silver of the NBA really brought the hammer down  on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. It really presents a very strong message to owners of sports franchises, business leaders, politicians and educators, that bigotry in any form cannot be tolerated.

Our nation has  come a long way since President Johnson’s civil rights legislation. Obviously, we still have a long way to go. Isn’t it time that we accelerate our progress?Jack 2012 cropped



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It seems that Ol’ Rush Limbaugh, a confirmed prescription drug addict, is having a hard time holding onto sponsors. I think that folks are getting tired of listening to his vitriolic meanderings regarding anything Obama.

President Obama has been able to get things done, including extricating our nation from two very costly wars, healthcare reform, stimulus programs that have helped the country get back on track after the disastrous financial debacle of the previous administration and a small degree of reform of our financial institutions.

All of this in spite of relentless stonewalling by the GOP.Jack 2012 cropped



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The Koch Brothers, iron fisted controllers of one of the worlds largest privately held conglomerates, are on the take?

It appears that their companies have received government subsidies of about $88 million. That means they have been on the government dole to the tune of about 44 million bucks each. These are the same guys who encourage their congressional lackeys, such as my own millionaire Rep. Steve Daines, to cut food stamps for the impoverished and chop off payments to the unemployed.

Now, that is a great example of inequality.Jack 2012 cropped


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The Koch Bros. and their deep pocketed buddies at Americans for Prosperity have to pay actors to misrepresent themselves as dissatisfied victims of Obamacare. And they are already spending millions on ads in crucial Congressional Districts and Senate races to get out their sordid message. Yet, there are many real beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act coming forward to express their satisfaction with the program. Why aren’t they being featured in the AFP ads?

It seems to me that these multibillionaires just cannot stand the idea that Barack Obama, a black man, is accomplishing much during his presidency. This in  spite of the fact that the extreme right-wing of the GOP has put up every road block possible to make his administration a failure.Jack 2012 cropped




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I was pleased to hear that Gov. Brewer vetoed Arizona’s anti gay bill. I wonder what would happen if it had not been vetoed and became law. The next step might have been to pass legislation requiring gays, lesbians and other undesirables to have ID tattoos etched upon their arms so that they can be readily identified.

It wasn’t surprising to see that Rupert Murdock and his minions at the Wall Street Journal, Fox News and News Corp. refer to the legislation as the Religious Freedom Bill.

I believe that it was a very thinly disguised discrimination bill.  Jack 2012 cropped




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I just don’t get it. Michael Dunn was convicted on three charges of attempted second-degree murder. Were there not four kids in that vehicle? I think that he needed to be found guilty on four accounts of attempted murder. That he was successful in his attempt to murder Jordan Davis, means it does not count. It just doesn’t make sense to  me.

I think that the Florida judicial system is greatly flawed.

It makes me wonder what the outcome of the trial would be if the tables had been turned. Suppose that it was a black man who shot into a car full of white kids for playing ‘heavy metal’ music loudly. Would the verdict been the same? Would the prosecution have been so lax in their pursuit of a stronger conviction? I doubt it.Jack 2012 cropped


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