Quote for the day…
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything. -African Proverb
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Gianforte’s Town Hall?
- The Rosendale Newsletter
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
The 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs are set. This week’s poll question asks, “Which team will be the 2021 World Series Champion?”
Results will be posted later this week.
GIANFORTE’S TOWN HALL?
The Daily Montanan posted a story on Friday that caught the attention of many on Twitter and Facebook.
It seems Governor Greg Gianforte (R-MT) is visiting Montana’s 56 counties. It’s an old publicity stunt that gets some attention from the local papers.
Here is the story.
Sidney Herald editor Mark Berryman, who took the helm of the paper in February, told the Daily Montanan that he received an email notice from the Governor’s Office this week that Gianforte would be visiting a meatpacking plant and meeting with business owners in Sidney and then hosting a town hall on Sept. 28.
Berryman posted the “town hall” information.
The Daily Montanan says the following happened:
“On Tuesday morning a representative from Gov. Gianforte’s office called and said the schedule was for information purposes only and for security reasons asked us to remove the post,” reads a post from the paper’s Facebook account. “They were quite insistent.” Berryman said the Governor’s Office told him the town hall was not in fact open to the public, but that they’d invited specific stakeholders to discuss specific issues.
I am not surprised at this. I figured when we see Gianforte meeting with people and taking photos they must be supporters. Now we know that is probably true. It’s a shame that so many of our elected officials are chickenshits when it comes to holding real town hall meetings.
Read the complete story from The Daily Montanan HERE.
THE ROSENDALE NEWSLETTER:
U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale published another newsletter on Saturday.
One part that caught my attention was Rosendale telling readers, “I also partnered up with Representative Biggs to introduce the Freedom from Mandates Act to block President Biden’s vaccine mandates.”
He says he is doing that because “The American people must be allowed to make their own health care decisions. It is their right.”
I guess he forgot that he does not want women making their own healthcare decisions when it comes to abortion.
The mask and vaccine mandate issue has really made Republicans look ridiculous.
Read the complete newsletter by clicking HERE.
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I expect the Montana laws to be thrown out…
‘This whole thing has become politicized’: inside Missouri’s Covid culture wars
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US hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall
If we were all masking and vaccinated, more people would live…