Quote for the day…
They burned the bridge, then asked why I don’t visit. -Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Gun Violence
- Worst Human Being
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Should elected officials tell their constituents that they received the COVID vaccine?”
Results will be released later this week.
According to ABC News, between Saturday, July 17, and Friday, July 23, the Gun Violence Archive tracked at least 915 shooting incidents — or, a shooting every 12 minutes — that left at least 430 people dead and 1,007 wounded. In total, more than 1,000 were wounded or killed this week alone.
We have got to get a handle on these shootings.
Read the ABC report HERE.
Go to the Gun Violence Archive by clicking HERE.
WORST HUMAN BEING:
Fox News personality Tucker Carlson was vacationing in Montana last week and ran into a local fishing guide who let him know how he felt:
“You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that.”
Welcome to Montana, Tucker! Now go home.
Read the report and watch the video from the Huff Post by clicking HERE.
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The wackos’ take on things. Very creative. Yes, I read all the sites.
Larry – Thanks for the info. Conspiracy stuff! -JmB
I do have mixed feelings about the Tucker incident in Livingston. Montana especially in that area has been catering to the rich and famous for 40 years ever since Chet Huntley proposed Big Sky. It has driven tourism in Montana to second place in our economy behind agriculture. Many businesses exist solely because of these rich and famous in Montana. Since last year was such a bust in tourism here due to COVID-19 people may need to really think about what they say and do to these pompous rich. It is I realize walking a fine line. Tucker Carlson has a huge audience,I certainly hope he says nothing about this incident. I think Tucker is a arrogant ass and I like October when the tourist all leave for most part. But we are where we are in regard to the rich invading out state and you can’t have it both ways,you may hate them but you must walk that fine line how to behave toward them. The store certainly made it known that was not their attitude toward Tucker.
Dennis – good points. Thanks for sharing. JmB
Being nice to known execrable person tourists simply for their money gives them the idea they’re welcome, so then they decide they’ll buy property here. We all know that just as soon as they buy up that big ranch that used to belong to long-time Montanans they won’t return the niceness, formerly well-used roads and trails will be fenced off, we all will be excluded from hiking across or hunting that land, and may very well hear shots flying overhead if we dare to stop on the gravel in the river to fish. Business owners have to smile no matter how awful a person the customer is. Regular folks do not have to fake it.
However, the guy did make one error. Tucker is only 2nd worst, well behind Marge Greene.
Terry- thanks for your comments. – JmB