Quote for the Day…
Wow, apparently it is rude to ask the parents with a child on a leash if it was a rescue. -Unknown
Welcome to Caught My Eye (CME)!
CME is the once-a-week column that is posted every Friday morning. This is when I look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week.
Here are some of the things that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- Matt, Matt, Matt
- General Mark Milley
- Fake News
- One More Thing
MATT, MATT, MATT:
On Twitter Thursday, U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT/AL) told his followers what he thought of Afghanistan nationals being settled in Montana:
Today I learned that 75 refugees from Afghanistan will be arriving in Montana. I strongly oppose the resettlement of these Afghan nationals in Montana.
I guess old Matt has never heard of the welcome wagon. Shame on him and those who think like him.
Most of the comments were critical of Matt’s stand against the refugees. For my part I tweeted this reply to him:
That’s probably the way Montanans felt when you and your family arrived here in 2002. Maybe we can make a trade?
Heck, maybe we can trade Rosendale, Greg Gianforte, and Steve Daines for the refugees. They all were born somewhere else and then moved here and used their wealth to buy the offices they now hold.
GENERAL MARK MILLEY:
There was a lot of chatter this week about Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
According to the Washington Post, the forthcoming book “Peril,” by Post writers Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, tells how Milley called a meeting of top military commanders to forestall any hasty nuclear strike order by then-President Donald Trump. It was also reported that Milley made two phone calls to his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army to let them know the United States would not strike.
Several Republicans are calling on Milley to be fired or for him to resign. President Joe Biden has said he does not know Milley. Just joking – Biden said he has “great confidence” in the General.
One way to look at this is to turn it around. What if Milley was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Barack Obama instead of Donald Trump and had done the same thing? The Republicans would be calling him a patriot and a hero for what he did. Not many elected officials in Washington look at things in a non-partisan manner. It’s all about scoring political points.
Milley did the right thing. Trump was acting batshit crazy after he lost the election. I’m glad Milley was looking out for the USA.
Read a report about the issue from PolitiFact HERE.
Read the WaPo story HERE.
One of the hateful people that I monitor on Facebook posted THIS PHOTO around the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.
The meme says:
85 surveillance cameras failed to capture even 1 second of video of a Boeing 757 crashing into the Pentagon. Huge coincidence or are they hiding something?
I knew several people who were working in the Pentagon on 9/11. To try and say this was a conspiracy and that officials are hiding something is downright un-American.
By the way, you can see video from one of those cameras capture the moment HERE.
As for the Las Vegas shooter (the other part of the meme), you can watch him via video take the guns into the hotel.
ONE MORE THING:
She said she missed me. Normally that would be good, but she’s reloading. -Unknown