The spine of the FBI is the rule of law. The spine of the FBI is a commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, while protecting civil liberties. – James Comey
Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:
- Madison Food Park
- Comey vs Trump
- The Photo
Madison Food Park:
There is a proposed food plant planned close to Great Falls (MT) that has some people concerned. Reportedly the plant will be used for processing cattle, pigs, and chickens, and the related further processing facilities for beef, pork, and poultry. (KRTV)
It was also reported that developers expect that when the project is fully operational, it will directly create about 3,075 jobs, along with as many as 85 supporting jobs in the surrounding community.
It’s also been reported that the plant running at full capacity would use 3.5 million gallons of water per day.
The Great Falls Tribune reported that an “audience of more than 350” met at the Civic Center in Great Falls Saturday night about the food plant. It appears most were against the plant.
I don’t have a strong opinion for or against the plant. The jobs would be nice for the area. The water usage is concerning. I’ve known other plants that have created good jobs and helped local communities, but they have had spills that have harmed areas. I’m not sure I would want to live close to the plant either.
No matter what is decided about the plant, there will be winners and losers are both sides.
Comey vs Trump:
It was kind of cute to begin with, but now the name calling is getting a little out of hand – and old.
In case you missed it, James Comey was the head of the FBI and he was fired by President Donald Trump. Comey has written a book that comes out this week. It’s called, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.”
I guess the ultimate get back at your boss for firing you would be to write a book and go on all the morning shows and cable news stations and promote it.
The book will probably be a best-seller. With all the name calling, Trump and his people are making sure of it.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out a photo of people in the White House Situation Room on April 14 with the caption:
Last night the President put our adversaries on notice: when he draws a red line he enforces it. (Inside the Situation Room as President is briefed on Syria – Official WH photos by Shealah Craighead)
The photo led people to believe it was taken during the airstrike.
It was not long before people were asking why Vice President Pence was in the photo when during the April 13 airstrike on Syria he was in Peru.
Sanders then told the press that the photo was taken April 12.
Snopes.com has the whole story HERE.
The Trump White House really does not seem to realize how much scrutiny they are under. Even the smallest errors they make are magnified because nobody trusts the President or his people.
Trump will never get back the trust of the American people.