Quote for the day…
I believe in you. I also believe in Bigfoot so don’t get too excited. ― Anonymous
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 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:
- Ryan Zinke
- Montana Legislature
- Dumbass of The Week
- One More Thing
The news came out of right field – the Associated Press (AP) and several other organizations reported that former Interior Secretary and Montana congressman Ryan Zinke filed paperwork Thursday signaling his interest in running for the second U.S. House seat that was awarded to the state earlier this week. The AP said that Zinke filed documents with the Federal Election Commission to organize the “Zinke for Congress” campaign committee.
I think he has a good chance of winning the seat. He would have to be considered the frontrunner. His winning depends on things like how the new district is made up and how dirty the Democrats can make him look during his time at Interior. If he can get an endorsement from former President Trump, he could pull it off. I don’t know of a Democrat in the western part of the state that can compete with Zinke’s name recognition.
With Zinke indicating his desire to run, will that affect the way the redistricting committee does its job?
Read the full story from the AP by clicking HERE.
The Associated Press (AP) reported it this way:
The Montana Legislature wrapped up its 2021 session Thursday having passed a $12 billion two-year budget, set a framework for spending $2 billion in federal stimulus money over the next four years and implemented policy to enact the state’s voter-approved recreational marijuana law.
Right after I heard of the session being over I Tweeted:
Montana Legislature- What a freaking historical mess. #MTPOL #mtleg #circus
I did not see a lot of compromise. When the votes are predominately the majority party all voting “Yea” and the minority party all voting “Nay” that is not legislating.
Several moderate Republicans abandoned their principles and went along with the wackos of their party. Shame on you. I lost my respect for several moderates.
We’re going to see just how much damage was done by the majority party in the coming weeks and months. Many of the bills passed and signed into law were unconstitutional. Those could cost the state millions.
The good thing is the circus and the clowns are leaving Helena.
Read the full report from the AP by clicking HERE.
DUMBASS OF THE WEEK:
This week’s “Dumbass of the Week” is Tucker Carlson of Fox News.
The Atlantic and several other sources reported that Carlson recently told his audience:
“As for forcing children to wear masks outside, that should be illegal,” Carlson sputters. “Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from seeing someone beating a kid at Walmart: Call the police immediately; contact child protective services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you’re looking at is abuse. It’s child abuse, and you’re morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”
The CDC reports (this was updated last week) that:
- When you wear a mask, you protect others as well as yourself. Masks work best when everyone wears one.
- A mask is NOT a substitute for social distancing. Masks should still be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially when indoors around people who don’t live in your household.
- Masks should completely cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face without gaps.
- People age 2 and older should wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in their household.
For his comments about masks and turning parents into child protective services if their child is wearing one, Tucker Carlson of Fox News is The Western Word’s “Dumbass of the Week.”
ONE MORE THING:
In case you missed it, Jimmy Kimmel interviewed MyPillow CEO and Trump supporter Mike Lindell this week.
Click HERE to view.