I am strong, because I’ve been weak. I am fearless, because I’ve been afraid. I am wise, because I’ve been foolish. – 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:
- Biden Press Conference
- Q: Into the Storm
- Dumbass of the Week
BIDEN PRESS CONFERENCE:
I watched President Joe Biden’s first official press conference on Thursday. After a few minutes, it reminded me of watching an elderly man trying to read the menu at the nursing home.
It got better.
Biden was tasked with answering questions and then announcing the name of the next reporter to get a question. It was hard for him to keep track. The Press Secretary should have been calling the names of the reporters. As for the reporters, they asked some great questions, but why in the hell do they allow them to string together three, four, or five questions into one long sentence.
The next big plan for Biden is to tackle the infrastructure problem. This should be a bipartisan issue, but it won’t be. He also wants to address the immigration issue as well as guns.
After watching the press conference, I think the bottom line is that Biden genuinely cares about the average American; he cares about the children at the border and the working people of America. He wants us to be safe from gun violence.
Overall, I think the best thing about the Biden press conference was that Biden was holding it and not Donald Trump.
Read the transcript from the press conference HERE.
Q: INTO THE STORM:
HBO is airing a new six-part documentary called, “Q: Into the Storm.”
From the HBO website:
The series examines the connections between QAnon, President Trump, and political and ex-military operatives. It also explores QAnon’s influence on American culture and politics and probes the consequences of unfettered free speech permeating the darkest corners of the internet.
I watched the first two episodes and found them fascinating.
DUMBASS OF THE WEEK:
MTN News reported this week that a bill to end Election Day voter registration in Montana is only a few votes away from passing the Legislature, as the Montana Senate endorsed the measure 32-18 Tuesday. All Republicans in the chamber voted for House Bill 176, in the face of strong criticism from Democrats, who called it “voter suppression” that would take away the ability to vote for thousands of Montanans.
With that being the case, the 32 Republicans in the Montana State Senate share the title of “Dumbass of the Week” for suppressing voting in Montana.