- Mexican cartels are targeting Montana – where they can charge 20 times the price for drugs compared to urban centers
- Native American communities are the main prey for drug lords who trap the communities in the addiction cycle
- Montana is the second most ‘addicted’ state in the US and is seeing insane growth in numbers of fentanyl and meth use
(Above: Link to article of February 15)
Rep. Zinke Voted in Favor of Impeachment (see his remarks)
“Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of House resolution 863 – the Impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas.
You know, Montana is about the same size as from here to Chicago plus two miles, it’s a long, long border. The few border people we have are generally deployed down south.
My friend and gentleman from New York said, what evidence do we offer? What evidence of negligence, what evidence of wrongdoing?
I’d say it’s easy to find.
It’s found in every street, every city, every county, every state across this nation. The evidence is found in every fentanyl pill, and death. The evidence is found in every woman that’s raped along our border. The evidence is found in every child trafficking case. It is in every city including Billings, Missoula, Chicago, and Washington D.C.. It’s found in every instance of children being sex trafficked. And I could go on.
The evidence of negligence is the willful and blind turning to this horror that we have in our Southern border. Our Northern border wall, which is not discussed a lot, is wide open.
This country doesn’t have a border and in Montana this administration can’t even prevent a balloon.
The evidence is clear, compelling, and not in dispute. The lack of action and blind willingness to do nothing is deserving of no less than impeachment. “
AG Knudsen Testified at Hearing:
“The Trump Administration overcame fierce opposition at every turn and was able to gain control of our southern border as no other previous administration could. But all that progress has been destroyed. Secretary Mayorkas is the architect of that destruction,” Attorney General Knudsen said.
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Mayorkas dodged impeachment initially …
House Republicans effort to impeach Joe Biden’s top border official fell short by two votes. But impeachment is still very likely.
The details: The GOP-led effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for refusing to enforce U.S. immigration laws was defeated in a near-party-line vote of 214 for to 216 against.
– Four Republicans crossed the isle to vote against it: Reps. Ken Buck of Colorado, Tom McClintock of California, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, and Blake Moore of Utah.
Not so fast: Rep. Moore supported impeachment but changed his vote at the last minute only to avoid a 215-215 tie – a parliamentary move that will allow Republicans to push forward for a second vote.
What’s the point of a second vote? Rep. Steve Scalise, who is in favor of impeachment, is currently away from D.C. receiving cancer treatments. When he returns, his and Moore’s vote will result in the House successfully impeaching Mayorkas.
| February 6, 2024 12:00 AM
Another notable Montana leader has joined a group of retired state Supreme Court justices throughout the country to urge the United States Supreme Court to uphold the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to disallow former President Donald J. Trump from appearing as a presidential candidate on the 2024 ballot.
In the meantime: “Biden being released from his decades of classified docs sticky fingers indictments as ‘a well meaning elderly man with a poor memory’. – So too enfeebled to stand at trial, but we can send him back to the Oval Office to convalesce… Nothing two tiered going on, nobody above the law, ha…”
“The recent news coming out of Glasgow is very concerning. A child was taken away from her parents by Montana Child and Family Services because the parents were opposed to her transitioning into a male. Child and Family Services is a department of DPHHS which is under Gov. Greg Gianforte…” (by Lukas Schubert, Feb 4, 2024)
Talking Points from MTGOP – Please distribute to all Republicans!
As voters in Iowa head to caucus, the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a new reminder that “Bidenomics” is not working for hardworking families. The December CPI report released this week shows inflation is back on the rise. The year-over-year Consumer Price Index rose to 3.4% last month.What you need to know:
- Core consumer prices — not including food and energy costs — shot up by 3.9% year-over-year.
- Areas that saw huge increases in inflation over the past year:
- Electricity: +25%
- Food prices: +20.2%
- Rent: +18.6%
- Car insurance: +20.3%
- Sporting event tickets: +14.9%
- Veterinarian services: +10.8%
- Car repair: +10.3%
- Nonprescription drugs +8.3%
- Baby food: +7.3%
- Trash collection: +6.5%
- Rent: +6.2%
- Dining out: +5.2%
- Americans are seeing prices increase as real wages remain lower than when Biden took office, a 2.5% pay cut.
- Gas prices remain about 30% higher today than the day Biden took office.
- Inflation remains twice the rate it was when Biden took office.
The bottom line:Fox News survey.Montanans know Joe Biden and Jon Tester are to blame for rising prices and the poor economy. Just 14% of voters say they have been helped by Biden’s economic policies, and 78% say the economy is in bad shape according to a
As the primary election is just months away, voters in Montana know Republican leadership will get our nation’s economy back on track.
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More mindboggling numbers offered by our local thinker, to describe what Bidenomics is doing to our country: “US debt… actually, our debt is 122% of our own GDP. Which commercially means, we’re bankrupt, but don’t know it. (Yet)… 64% Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, 25% have zero savings. A further 20% have less than 1,000 in a ‘rainy day fund’. Examples of what may be partially attributed to such economics: “DC 2023 crime – homicide up 35%, robbery up 67%, carjacking up 82%. Knowing 2022 wasn’t at zero… CA – Oaklands largest employer suggests its people stay in at lunchtime, to avoid large scale daylight crime….”
For more talking points, check under “RESOURCES”
See what Rep Rosendale posted on X January 13: Matt Rosendale on X: “It’s -30 degrees here in MT at the wind farm in Judith Gap this morning, and not a single wind turbine is turning. Coal, oil, and natural gas are necessary now and for the foreseeable future to supply our base load electric needs! https://t.co/kJhvFzd9yB” / X (twitter.com)
All Hands on Deck!
At the Lake County Central Committee meeting on January 3, the Chair noted that keeping Lake County Republican will be a challenge due to redistricting that splits our stronghold. This is another reason why all eligible voters need to make sure they use their sacred right to vote. Voter turnout is key to our success in 2024!
It is also important that we unite behind candidates that will be able to deliver on their promises. Accordingly, the LCRCC passed a resolution to endorse Donald J Trump as the Republican candidate for President of the United States.
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The Central Committee plans on inviting guest speakers to its meetings this year. Yesterday’s speaker was James Brown, PSC Commissioner. The presentation was very informational with a lot to think about. Mainly, what do Biden’s energy policies mean for Montana? Measures are aimed at shutting down coal mining. Brown anticipates Colstrip closing down within a matter of a few years. At the same token, there is the secret deal the Biden administration has made to breach the dams of Snake River. – An energy production crisis is looming. Montana could become a net energy importer within 10 years, after having been a net exporter! Affordable energy cannot be achieved this way.
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243 battalions were sent to Normandie for D-day. Compare to nearly 60,000 military aged men from China who are said to have entered our country illegally over the past couple of years. Quite a few battalions… Our thinker in the Hinterland muses: “If all the illegals were combined in a 51st state, only California would be larger.”
We need every legal voter to use their sacred right to vote in order to preserve our values.
Today, November 30, the Lake County Commissioners sent a letter to the Governor with examples of “questions or situations that need clarity as all impacted parties move through the passage of jurisdiction from the County to the State”.
The commissioners spoke to a full meeting room at 10 am this morning, and many officials were available to answer questions from concerned citizens. Sheriff Bell as well as CSKT Chief of Police Craig Couture assured that all 911 calls will be answered just as before. They will continue to make sure that everyone is safe, regardless of jurisdiction.
Solutions are needed to replace the system that was not working for Lake County. A lawsuit filed by inmates has cost the county upwards of $1 million, which has to be added to the $4 million of annual costs of PL280 – a bill footed by local taxpayers. Property taxes have seen hikes up to 27%, as mentioned by a taxpayer at the meeting.
The question was posed why we cannot use models in place in other Montana counties with reservations. County Attorney Lapotka explained that the uniqueness of Lake County requires different solutions, since only 20% of the population consists of tribal members.
The public is encouraged to write Gov Gianforte’s office asking for urgent attention to the matter. The Governor vetoed the bill put forward by the legislature regarding withdrawal, which was backed by tribal representatives also.
See Western Montana News today’s report here.
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Attached you will find a copy of the letter that the Lake County Commissioners have sent to Governor Gianforte to find out what the plans are for Lake County pulling out of PL280. The Commissioners, in partnership with legal counsel and law enforcement agencies in Lake County have pulled together several questions for the Governor. Please take a few minutes to read the letter!We are hoping that many of us send an email to Governor Gianforte asking him what he is planning on doing in Lake County going forward – we need to put some pressure on the Governor to respond to the letter!Please share this with your friends and neighbors as well.
Julie” (12/1/23)Send your emails to email@example.com