The most violent element in society is ignorance. ― Emma Goldman
In today’s column I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Transgender Youth
- The Inauguration
- Bad Job
- Conspiracy Believers
- One More Thing
I think the Associated Press (AP) kind of explained what the Montana Legislature is trying to do with this simple headline:
Transgender youth targeted by two proposed Montana bills
I’m not sure what the Republicans in the Montana Legislature are trying to accomplish, except to look silly, but the AP reported this:
The Montana House on Monday held a committee hearing on two bills that focus on transgender young people, echoing similar efforts underway in other states.
One of the bills would prohibit doctors from providing transgender youth certain gender-related medical treatment. Another would bar trans students from participating on school sports teams of the gender with which they identify.
I expect the backward-leaning Montana legislature to pass these bills. The good news is that they should be thrown out by the courts. This is 2021.
My opinion is the Montana Legislature should let the high school athletic association handle the transgender issue regarding sports. As for medical treatment, the legislature should not get between the doctor and the patient.
For more understanding of the issue, check out THIS ARTICLE.
It does not appear that President Donald Trump will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday. CNN reports that he’ll become only the fourth president to boycott his successor’s regularly scheduled inauguration and the first in more than 150 years to do so.
It has sore loser written all over it.
Trump kind of reminds me of Richard Nixon leaving the White House about an hour or two before Gerald Ford was sworn in. Nixon will end up being ranked higher than Trump as President. Watch for it.
The funny thing is that Trump wants a big send-off. Not just a greeting at the bottom of the stairs of Air Force One, but an “elaborate, military-style sendoff” according to ABC News. There are also reports of red carpet treatment, a military band, a flyover by the US Air Force, and a 21-gun salute.
There are also reports that he is inviting his best supporters and they can bring guests to the event.
So that begs the question, will U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale attend Trump’s “elaborate, military-style sendoff” to say farewell?
They are so afraid of the Trump family that they will probably attend. Hell, they might even offer up their firstborn to cheer up the miserable old man.
The Trump crazy train is about to end. Now we need to reprogram all those uneducated folks who followed him over the cliff. It may take years.
Gallup Polling is reporting that as President Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House, 34% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president, the worst evaluation of his presidency. His 41% average approval rating throughout his presidency is four points lower than for any of his predecessors in Gallup’s polling era.
Several other polls mirror these low job approval numbers. Even the first lady’s approval numbers are in the tank.
CNN has some new polling out about Trump and the election. This part caught my attention:
The public mostly rejects the baseless conspiracy theory behind the rioting — that Biden did not legitimately win enough votes to become president: 65% say that he did legitimately win enough votes, but a sizable share (23%) — and particularly among Republicans (58%) — believe that conspiracy theory to be true and that there is solid evidence to support it. There is no evidence that the election was illegitimate, nor that there was widespread fraud in the vote count
Sounds like the 58% of the Republicans have been drinking just a little too much Kool-Aid. They must be the uneducated folks who support Trump and who he talks about liking him.
ONE MORE THING:
I watched “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth” on Showtime this week and a MAGA woman was asked if she thought Donald Trump would be President in a week. She replied, “I will eat a shoe on camera if he is not.”
I hope they find her for next week’s show…
I’d like to congratulate Dominion on their impending diversification into pillows and bedding products.
Doug – Too funny. That will be interesting. Thanks, JmB
Transgender youth in sports. #1 problem in all Montana. Way ahead of jobs, summer fires, roads, pollution from old mines, whether or not to allow more logging, private landowners cutting off access to public lands, etc. It’s all my friends and I discuss. The Republicans in the legislature should spend way way MORE time and effort on this pressing #1 problem.
Terry – exactly. Much more important issues to deal with. Thanks, JmB