Quote for the day…
I would like to apologize to anyone I have not yet offended. Please be patient. I will get to you shortly. – 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 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:
- Spiking the Ball
- Tucker Carlson
- Dumbass of the Week
- One More Thing
The Associated Press (AP) reported President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to send the bill to Biden, while the Senate passed the bill unanimously the day before.
The AP also reported that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which is the human resources office for the federal government, tweeted Thursday that most federal employees will observe the new holiday — Juneteenth National Independence Day — on Friday since June 19 falls on a Saturday this year.
Sadly, in the same AP report U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale, (R-MT/AL) was mentioned for his “No” vote on the bill. In the past week, Rosendale has embarrassed Montana several times.
Read the complete AP story by clicking HERE.
SPIKING THE BALL:
Republicans across the state are spiking the ball after Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter announced that he was switching parties from Democrat to Republican.
The Western Word was one of the first to report the news about Slaughter in my post from the late evening of June 15.
Like I said in that column, I voted for Slaughter. He has done a decent job. He needs to stay away from the politics and as the saying goes, “Stay in your lane, bro.” You are just the Sheriff. That’s it, bucko.
One of the questions that I have for any candidates who come to my door is, “Did you vote for Trump?” I would ask the same of Slaughter.
Finally, I hope Slaughter devotes more time to beefing up and training his “Search and Rescue” unit so families don’t have to call out of state experts to find cars and bodies in the Missouri River (in a few days) after Slaughter’s people could not do it in years.
It’s OK to spike the ball – just make sure you’re in the endzone, first.
I often wonder how long it will be before Fox News host Tucker Carlson crashes and burns. Carlson has worked for CNN, PBS, MSNBC, and now Fox News in his career.
He’s never had a following as strong as he does with his Fox News show.
The Washington Post reported this week that Carlson is spreading a new conspiracy theory about the January 6 insurrection. The WaPo reports:
Carlson’s theory is essentially that the presence of unindicted co-conspirators in the Capitol riot indictments means those people are government agents and that this, in turn, means the FBI was involved in organizing the riot. The idea has since caught on with conspiratorially minded congressional Republicans.
Beam me up, Scotty.
If you watch Tucker Carlson frequently, then you just might be a dumbass.
Read the whole Washington Post story HERE.
Vanity Fair reports on it HERE.
DUMBASS OF THE WEEK:
This week’s “Dumbass of the Week” is U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT/AL).
Rosendale embarrassed Montana by being one of the 14 members of the U.S. House who voted against a bill (S. 475) to establish Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. (Source)
Rosendale was also one of 21 Republicans to vote “Nay” on H.R. 3325. The bill would award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (Source)
U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale s hereby awarded The Western Word’s “Dumbass of the Week” award.
ONE MORE THING:
Golden country your face is so red
With all of your money your poor can be fed
You strut around and you flirt with disaster
Never really carin’ just what comes after
Well your blacks are dyin’ but your back is still turned
And your freaks are cryin’ but your back is still turned
You better stop your hidin or your country will burn
The time has come for you my friend
To all this ugliness we must put an end
Before we leave we must make a stand
-Gary Richrath/REO Speedwagon (Video)