Daylight Saving Whine

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Sen. John Esp (R-Big Timber) says he knocked on 4,800 doors during his campaign, and the biggest issue – besides not raising taxes – was getting rid of Daylight Saving Time. He introduced a bill to establish “Montana Standard Time,” which would remain constant year-round.

Who elected her?

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Our illustrious Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen, spoke at a Capitol rally supporting “school choice.” She said, “Public and private schools work together.” It’s good to have her back in the loco arena.


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It’s just the first week – it didn’t take long for weirdness to arise in the 66th Legislature. Senate President Scott Sales will introduce a bill to help fund The Wall, along with a resolution supporting Trump in his intransigent stance during the shutdown.

Fear of cooperation

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A  cabal of right-wing representatives fears a change to House rules that would enable a change from 60 to a simple majority of 51 votes to “blast” a bill from committee for debate on the floor.  Rules Committee Chair Derek Skees (R-Nutcase) shut down the committee before a vote could take place on the proposed change. He said it would create an “oligarchy” of Democrats and moderate Republicans.  Big word for Derek; he’s probably confusing it with “bipartisanship.”