Quote for the Day…
People want to take your spot until they realize what it takes to play your position. – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- California Recall Election
- 60 Minutes
- September 18 Rally
- The Western Word Poll
CALIFORNIA RECALL ELECTION:
In case you missed it, the California gubernatorial recall election is today (Tuesday). Polls are showing the current Governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom, will survive the recall attempt.
The Associated Press (AP) explains how this election works:
Forty-six candidates are on the ballot to replace Newsom but it won’t matter who comes in first unless the effort to remove the first-term Democrat succeeds.
California voters are being asked these two questions: Should Newsom be removed from office, yes or no, and who should replace him? If a majority votes yes on Newsom’s removal, the candidate who gets the most votes on the second question would become governor for the final year of Newsom’s term.
But if the recall fails, the question of who would replace him would be irrelevant.
Read the full report from the AP HERE.
I highly recommend watching Sunday’s 60 Minutes (Sept. 12). The whole show was devoted to 9/11. The show was titled “60 Minutes Remembers 9.11: The FDNY.”
You can catch the show HERE. Have some tissues handy. God bless the FDNY.
SEPTEMBER 18 RALLY:
The Hill is reporting that Capitol Police and other law enforcement officials are ramping up security measures ahead of Saturday’s rally in Washington to support the pro-Trump insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol earlier in the year.
The rally is being called “Justice for J6” and you can find more information about the actual rally by clicking HERE.
Is this the day for Trump’s inauguration? 😊
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Last Thursday, President Joe Biden announced a six-pronged comprehensive national strategy to combat COVID-19.
You can view the President’s plan HERE.
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you agree with the President’s newest plan to combat COVID-19?”
The results will be posted later this week.
Enjoy the blog and the comments, first thing I read in the morning. Thank you.
Bill -Thanks for reading! -JmB
A little anthem for the anti vaxxers, science deniers, mask haters and horse paste reliers as they attack our school boards. They have the freedumb to be stupid, and it shows!
I was hoping you had watched the Zoon Crime Task Force meeting yesterday. I wanted a report.
Mary – I guess I missed it. Sorry. -JmB
I hear tell there was a tit for tat between Judge Parker and Commissioner Tryon.
The Trib’s Nicole Girten has a summary this morning. Sounds like hijinks ensued.
The video should be available at the City website one of these days along with the agenda, meeting packet, etc. in the links down at the bottom.
Terry – Thanks. After the reading the story, I feel the same way. -JmB
I will watch the video when I have time this evening. It was unclear from the story what triggered Commissioner Tryon to immediately go on the defensive about racism at the mere suggestion of examining other approaches to poverty and panhandling than telling people to move along. As far as I know the panhandlers and poor of Great Falls are not limited to one specific race.
If one happened to watch the video of the last meeting when the task force formulated its draft proposals, the Commissioner was similarly unaccepting of any suggestions to modify the prosposals he had written in his recommendations roadmap. Though that discussion didn’t rise to the level it seems this time did.
Watch enough of the proceedings and one gets the distinct impression the Task Force recommendations will end up being the personal tough-on-crime baby of the Commissioner, with the rest of the Task Force merely serving as an imprimatur. There’s stuff that suddenly appeared in his initial recommendations paper that was not discussed during prior sessions, and good suggestions made by other members that appear to have been left out of the final official draft.