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Grant

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State/Local elections/issues
« on: November 09, 2016, 06:06:23 PM »
   Didn't see it and saw some important (for MT) results in:

  63-37% defeated a proposition that would have banned trapping on public lands.  I did some help in opposing that bill.   Glad to see there's still some Montanans with common sense.

  56-44% passed a bill expanding the medical marijuana use in MT.    A lot of people opposed it, but many conservatives/libertarians supported it.

  Our poopyhead of a governer Bullock(D) was retained for 4 more years at 50% of the vote.

  Our female, Indian, Lesbian "independent" candidate lost against our Republican rep (who is a craphead but better than her).

   Kept a GOOD state AG who is very pro-gun and got a good solid guy in as secretary or state so hopefully he can go on for governer in 4 years.

     Just was interesting as the local elections, EVERY.....from county to state, to governer, ALLLLLLL democrats used the word "Independent" I don't think I hardly saw an ad with the word Democrat in the ad.

 
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    « Reply #1 on: November 09, 2016, 06:47:20 PM »
    Trump won PA as the first republican since...  1988?  That helped give 'moderate' Pat Toomey (R) :vomit a boost over flaming liberal b____ Katie McGinty (D)  :vomit :vomit :vomit  I really didn't care for him, but I wanted to see a GOP senate, so...  I voted for the 2A traitor.  :facepalm

    Our republican US Rep. ran unopposed, and he is very solid.

    Democrats swept the rest of the open statewide positions, including a rabidly anti gun AG.  That sucks, but democrats well outweigh republicans in PA, mostly drawing from the Philadelphia area.  The rest of the state is pretty rural and conservative.  Fortunately, heavy handed gerrymandering allows the GOP to control both houses of the legislature.  I am not looking forward to redistricting in 2020...

    There was a ballot question that passed, but which I opposed: We were asked if we wanted to amend the state constitution to up the retirement age for judges from 70 to 75.  The state GOP supported it, and it passed, largely due to the dishonest way it was worded.  They want to allow republican judges to stay on longer, for the abovementioned demographic reasons, but I opposed it anyway.  I would have most 70 year olds relegated to a retirement community, not allowed to serve as judges for an additional five years.
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    « Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 07:12:04 PM »
    Question 790 would have allowed the state to use public or money to support a religion or religious institution was defeated at 57% against. That the baptist even got this up to be voted on is scary as hell. 

    Question 792 allows beer/wines over 3.2% alcohol to be sold in grocery stores/convenience stores and allow liquor stores to sell things besides liquor plus use refrigeration to store wines/beer. It passed at 66% for the law. So we can finally be a normal state.

    Question 780 reclassified drug possession as a misdemeanor instead of felony. It passed at 58%. This is actually a massive change for Oklahoma as we love to lock people up for multiple years for having one joint on them. 

    The sheriff for Oklahoma County remained Mr. Whetsel. Which is like saying a brick holds office. You know it is gonna be where you left it, but it sure as hell isn't going to do anything. The fellow running against him was just a rock. So not a large difference in rather a rock or brick sits in the chair. 

    We also had a bunch of state house offices come up. It got mostly won by Repubs on slim margins. It is all horribly uninteresting. The difference in OK democrats and republicans is minor at best. They are both for sure going to fellate Jebus, but the democrat might do it with ever so slightly less gusto. 
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    « Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 08:15:11 PM »
    There was a ballot question that passed, but which I opposed: We were asked if we wanted to amend the state constitution to up the retirement age for judges from 70 to 75.  The state GOP supported it, and it passed, largely due to the dishonest way it was worded.  They want to allow republican judges to stay on longer, for the abovementioned demographic reasons, but I opposed it anyway.  I would have most 70 year olds relegated to a retirement community, not allowed to serve as judges for an additional five years.

    Oregon had a similar measure, to abolish the mandatory retirement age for judges.  They didn't play word games with it, so it was pretty straightforward.  The measure lost, so Oregon judges continue to face mandatory retirement at 75, even if in the middle of a term.

    Our substitute Governor (cause K2 got caught being bad) got the incumbency push so now she has the job as her own.  Unfortunately she wants Oregon to be California light, and is going to try to push through all of their gun rules on Oregonians.

    Some morons up in Salem tried (again) to push through a $3+ billion dollar sales tax on corporations with over $25M in sales.  A sales tax on the gross sales, not the net.  Yeah.  Right.  Like corporations won't just pass that tax on.  Enough Oregonians saw through that one to defeat it.
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    « Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 10:49:42 PM »
    Most of the action in Kansas occurred months ago in the GOP primary.   A lot of the republican incumbents lost and were replaced by "moderates".  The democrats did pick up a few seats,  mostly in the Northeast corner of the state (KC, Johnson County, Topeka, etc.)  The GOP still holds a massive majority,  but it's somewhat squishier now.  Basically the economy is s___ and has been since 2010.  The state is constantly running short on money and tax revenues are down.  Of course these budget shortfalls are blamed on the business tax cuts that governor Brownback pushed for a a few years ago.    To be fair, that may be a factor.  However,  I think we'd still be in trouble even without those tax cuts.  The state economy has been sputtering along for years now, and that's not due to these tax cuts. 

    We've had a constant fight between the state supreme court and the legislature and governor over the issue of school funding for the past several years.   The court wants the state to magically cough up more money and the media is constantly harping on about how it's all "for the children".   In reality,  funding is adequate and if you look at the actual per student funding numbers,  they have way more than what they need.   Unfortunately, the media has sold everyone on the idea of how our schools have absolutely no funding and everything is a disaster.  There was a serious effort to recall a few of the justices, due to their constant meddling with the state budget and their overturning of some death penalty sentences in high profile cases, most notably the Carr brothers.  Unfortunately,  it fell short.  It is very difficult to get a judge removed from the bench once they are in there.  Seems like everyone always just checks "Yes" by default.

    The only other local issue was a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to hunt, fish, and trap.   Not really an issue here,  but it was put there pre-emptively to guard against PETA nutjobs coming in and causing trouble.   It was heavily supported by the KSRA and easily passed with 82% approval. 
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    « Reply #5 on: November 10, 2016, 01:34:57 AM »
    Arizona voted to send McCain back to the senate.  I honestly think term limits is a bad idea who's time has come.   :facepalm   Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost in Maricopa County to a former Phoenix police sergeant.  He was pretty badly damaged by the Obama DOJ and a couple of local judges and was prone to self inflicted wounds of the political and public relations variety so we'll wish him well as heads into the sunset.  We defeated a really well funded recreational marijuana measure similar to Colorado's but passed a mandatory increase in the state's minimum wage.   :doh    Fool's gold.   A really stupid idea that we will pay dearly for in years to come.   :bash 

    If it weren't for the  liberal cesspools of Phoenix and Tucson this would be a fantastic place to live.   :hmm
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    « Reply #6 on: November 10, 2016, 07:49:30 PM »
    And don't forget we still haven't finished counting the early and mail in ballots yet. Last I heard they still had about 400k of the 650k they started with!
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