The Monday Memo

Quote for the day…

Stop saying, “They didn’t teach us that in school.” Yes they did. You were talking. -Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • The Western Word Poll
  • Gianforte: Do More
  • Reading Assignments
  • One More Thing


Schools are opening across the nation in the next few weeks. There are different opinions about children in public schools wearing masks. This week’s poll question asks:

The results will be released later this week.


In the Friday newspaper, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle editorial board says that Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) should do more to urge Montanans to get vaccinated:

The delta variant of COVID-19 is sweeping across the nation, threatening yet another surge in hospitalizations and death. And Montana is no exception. Vaccines are proven to be safe and effective tools in slowing and stopping the virus. And yet there are parts of the state where only one in four are fully vaccinated against the disease.
Among those with the most influence and potential to move those numbers, perhaps the most prominent is Gov. Greg Gianforte. And yet he seems to be conspicuously absent from the campaign to get everyone protected

They close the editorial with this piece of advice:

Only 49% of Montanans are fully vaccinated, putting us in 36th place among all states. Gianforte could help move those numbers up — especially among conservatives who are most likely to resist the vaccine. And he is strongly urged to do so.

I wholeheartedly agree with the Chronicle. Are Montanans really this dumb? It appears so. The 51% who are not vaccinated probably believe that chips will be implanted in them if they take the vaccine, that chemtrails are real, and that Trump actually won the last election.

Read the complete editorial HERE.


Gazette opinion: A refreshing display of bipartisanship — and Montana wins

Editorial: School districts and universities are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations elsewhere in the country. Why not here?

County Interviewing Justice of The Peace Candidates
Happy retirement, Mary. Thank you!

CNN reports on MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s recent symposium


One of my conservative friends is very mad at Facebook. Be advised: Harsh language, but I hope it gives you a chuckle.

Hey Facebook!!!! Suck a bag of Shit!!!! I posted something to a VERY GOOD FRIEND and it didn’t comply with your standards???? FUCK OFF!!!!! Put me in Facebook jail!!!! I’ll come up with another Facebook name and post whatever I fucking want!!! SUCK IT YOU LIBTARD ASSHATS!!!!

Have a great week!


7 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

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  2. Thanks. Don’t know if you’ll remember but my first civic activity was I volunteered to pass out Conrad door hangers in Riverview 23 years ago. That’s when I met you. I’d been in MT, from NYC about 4 months. Montana’s been very good to me.

    • Mary – I remember that. My son was about 8 at that time and you were very kind to him. I hope you stay engaged in local issues. Thanks, JmB

      • I have known Mary Jolley for a long time, and I have seen her in action. She is absolutely fearless. But not only that, of all the public figures I’ve known, Mary has more integrity than any of them. She can’t help herself. She’s hard wired that way. Local politics can be corrupt as hell, but Mary don’t play that game.

        Hate to see her go, but she’s earned a nice retirement. Good luck, Mary. Now go have some fun.

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