Quote for the Day…
You were born with the ability to change someone’s life, don’t ever waste it. -Dale Partridge
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Confederate Statues
- The California Ban
- The Western Word Poll
- One More Thing
The Hill reported late Tuesday evening that the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would remove artwork from the Capitol that honors people with legacies of defending slavery, including by serving the Confederacy. The 285-120 vote was bipartisan, but it split Republicans. A minority of 67 Republicans joined with all Democrats in support, while 120 voted against.
Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT/AL) voted NAY. (Source)
Rosendale released a statement about his vote. Read it HERE.
THE CALIFORNIA BAN:
If you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook then you were one of the first to see a Reuters story about California adding Montana to its list of places where state-funded travel is banned because Montana has laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
Some on the right made fun of the ban. Montana’s junior U.S. Senator, Steve Daines, posted the story on his Twitter feed saying, “Is that a threat or a promise?”
It does not make Montana look good by discriminating. Overall, the actions by the last Montana legislature may please the homophobic people who reside in the state, but it will end up harming the state.
As for Daines, he was born in California. Montana’s Governor, Greg Gianforte, was also born in California. Some people might say they should have banned these two stooges from moving to Montana. You won’t get an argument from me about that.
Read the full report from Reuters by clicking HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison. (NBC News)
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you agree with the sentence given to Derek Chauvin?”
Click HERE to vote in the poll.
The results will be posted on Thursday.
ONE MORE THING:
It’s the monthly reminder that you should follow The Western Word on Twitter and “Like” The Western Word Facebook page.
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