Quote for the day…
If you know how quickly people forget the dead you will start living your life on your own terms instead of other people’s terms. ― Samuel Clément
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- BDC Editorial
- Reading Assignment
- One More Thing
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president. Fauci has been in the news recently after some of his emails were released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
BBC News reported that some conservative politicians and media pundits have cited the emails in their calls to sack Dr. Fauci for his work on the pandemic response, while across the political aisle, liberals have argued Dr. Fauci’s positions adapted to the scientific evidence available at the time.
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you trust Dr. Anthony Fauci?”
The results will be posted later this week.
I enjoy reading a good editorial. In my humble opinion (which I give here five days a week and put my name on) the Bozeman Daily Chronicle’s editorial board takes the blue ribbon/gold medal for their editorials.
Sunday’s editorial will anger those on the right, but it should serve as a wake-up to the righties. Here is the title:
The Montana attorney general’s recipe for a litigious hot mess
The Board starts the editorial with this observation:
There are public officials who put their heads down and do the work they were elected to do and there are those who merely seek to advance their political fortunes by calling attention to themselves at every opportunity.
Put state Attorney General Austin Knudsen in the latter category.
Here’s the reason for the editorial:
The Republican Knudsen recently issued an “opinion” banning the teaching of “critical race theory” in schools and employee training. He did so at the behest of Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen, a fellow Republican who is apparently also prone to self-aggrandizement.
The Board adds that Knudsen and Arntzen have fallen prey to the latest culture war bugaboo issued from national conservative circles.
No kidding. Their concerns amount to a nothing burger. It will end up costing the state a lot of money to defend.
Read the full editorial by clicking HERE.
Here are some articles that I think you will find interesting…
- Public Service Commission to hire director after violations
- Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons
- American Legion post in OH closing after cutting veteran’s mic during Memorial Day speech
- Guest view: Rosendale way off base on military
- Southern Baptists head for annual meeting at a crossroads on race and gender
ONE MORE THING:
From The Other 98%…
The devil’s best work was being able to convince Evangelicals that a vulgar, greedy, racist man who has five children with three wives, pays porn stars for sex, gropes women, incites violence, and never tells the truth, was sent here by God.