The world is a magical place full of people waiting to be offended by something. – Unknown
Welcome to another exciting edition of Caught My Eye (CME)!
CME is the once-a-week column that is posted every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week.
Here are some of the things that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- Reefer Madness
- Montana AG Austin Knudsen
- Helping Rosendale
- Dumbass of the Week
When I heard the draft bill about recreational marijuana in the Montana Legislature was 264 pages, I laughed. It is easy to see what the Republican clowns are trying to do. They want to kill it or over-regulate, so it dies a slow death.
The Republicans seem to think they know what is best for you and me. The people of Montana want this implemented. We voted for it.
The best thing about this whole issue is the people who support recreational marijuana are far and above more intelligent than the Republican clowns in the legislature and Governor Gianforte’s administration trying to derail it.
Read the story from Lee Newspapers HERE.
MTN News reports about the issue HERE.
MONTANA AG AUSTIN KNUDSEN:
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen received his 15 minutes of fame this week.
The Montana Free Press reported that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen are the lead plaintiffs on the complaint, which argues that Biden unlawfully changed energy policy set by Congress when he rescinded the Keystone XL pipeline permit.
There were stories about it all over the place.
Last month I wrote about the issue and said I have never had a problem with the Keystone XL Pipeline as long as they follow the rules and listen to those who are affected. On the other hand, if it gets canceled, I won’t lose that much sleep.
By the way, the cancellation of Keystone is not the reason that our gas prices are increasing. That is political spin. (Source) Everyone knew that if Biden were elected, he would cancel Keystone.
I find the lawsuit very interesting. It appears to be a classic Legislative branch versus the Executive branch case.
Earlier this week, “The Montana Post” and the “Daily Montanan” reported that U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT/AL), during a stop in Butte, yelled at union supporters, teachers, and retirees, and gave them the middle finger.
I happened across this little rhyme on Pinterest and thought that Rosendale could use it in his next campaign:
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’ve got five fingers, the middle one is for you!
You can thank me later, Matt!
DUMBASS OF THE WEEK:
Several people could have won the “Dumbass of the Week” award, but one stood out: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Vice News reported that a dozen House Republicans voted Thursday against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Capitol Police for its role in the January 6 Capitol insurrection. They apparently didn’t like the word “insurrection.”
The bill passed the House 413-12.
Several sources reported that Gohmert said, “We now know there was no armed insurrection. Nobody had arms, so we’re just trying to keep it honest so that we only put truthful things in the bill.”
For his comments about there not being an armed insurrection (that killed several people), Rep. Louie Gohmert is the “Dumbass of the Week.”
What’s with the section of that dope bill that outlaws home grows? I thought I remembered 4 plants for personal use or something along those lines being part of the initiative that the electorate overwhelmingly approved. And it was already legal as of Jan. 1 Maybe some R legislators with friends or financial interests in the wholesale dope industry don’t want competition? Another case of our authoritarian out-of-touch Republican legislators ignoring the will of the voters.
Terry- I think the Republicans want to do away with that section. It’s so silly it’s pathetic.
We actually need a National law to make pit legal. It would stop morons like our Montana Legislature from doing stuff like this. Thanks, JmB
What we need is a Montana referendum process that doesn’t allow the legislature to ignore the clear language of
referenda. The politcal animals of the MT legislature have quite a long track record of disdain for and “knowing better than” what the citizens actually passed.
Terry – YES! Thanks, JmB
If an elected representative gave the middle finger to his constituents, then that should be his greeting from his constituents and, that is what I will do if I ever greet Representative Rosendale.
People of Montana; wake up to what has been elected.
John – great idea! Thanks, JmB
I need to come visit this blog more often! Your content is amazing 🙂