Quote for the Day…
My emotional support animal is a chicken. A four-piece. With a biscuit. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Montana DPHHS Emergency Rule
- Dogs and Watches
- The Western Word Poll
MONTANA DPHHS EMERGENCY RULE:
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte announced the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) issued an emergency rule to promote the role of parents as the ultimate decision makers on matters pertaining to the health of their children, including on the issue of wearing masks in schools. (Press Release)
As soon as I saw it on Twitter, I replied to the governor saying, “This is bullshit.”
The “new rule” has no teeth. It states, “…schools and school districts should consider…” The keyword is “should.” If Gianforte’s new rule was challenged in court it would be overturned. I am sure the court would say in this instance that the school trustees have the ultimate say.
Of course, the anti-maskers were all giddy about the decision, that is until they heard Bozeman would still require masks. Then Helena. Then Great Falls.
Read Gianforte’s press release HERE.
I’ll be standing by waiting for whatever stupid stuff Team Gianforte dreams up next.
DOGS AND WATCHES:
Snopes rates the claim that dogs were left behind as “False.”
Did President Joe Biden look at his watch during a solemn ceremony for the military personnel killed in Afghanistan?
UPDATE FROM USA TODAY (09/03/21)
Corrections & Clarifications: This story was updated Sept. 2 to note that Biden checked his watch multiple times at the dignified transfer event, including during the ceremony itself. The rating on this claim has been changed from partly false to missing context. Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/5663427001
I don’t think he did. If Hannity and the Fox News folks want to play the clip in slow motion over and over, one would think that Biden spent an hour looking at his watch. (Source)
The only person who knows for sure is Joe Biden.
It would be nice if people would check the facts before posting. It makes you look dumb when you post fake information.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Public schools are starting across the United States. There are several ideas about when schools should start.
This week’s poll question asks, “When should public schools begin the new school year?”
The results will be posted on Thursday.