Quote for the day…
You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Turnover at OPI
- Rep. Sam Graves
- New Rule: OK, Zoomer
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
It’s the first Monday after the time change! So, this week’s poll question asks, “Time Change – which do you favor?”
Results will be released later this week.
TURNOVER AT OPI:
The Montana Free Press (MTFP) reported on Friday that in the past five years, Montana’s Office of Public Instruction has experienced a turnover rate of nearly 90%, generating questions about the adequacy of agency staffing, loss of institutional knowledge, and downstream impacts on school districts statewide.
I wonder why?
The MTFP interviewed two former OPI employees who cited Superintendent Elsie Arntzen’s management style as their primary reason for accelerating their retirement plans, describing an atmosphere of intrusive behavior, condescension, and lack of understanding of agency operations.
If my math is correct, there have been Democrats running that agency for a little over 30 years, so maybe the place was full of cronies and needed some cleaning. That’s not to say I believe the current Superintendent, Elsie Arntzen, is doing a bang-up job. I think she is terrible at her job. Apparently, others do, too.
The best thing is Arntzen is finished after this term. Will Democrat Melissa Romano give it another try?
Read the full report from MTFP HERE.
REP. SAM GRAVES:
Sam Graves is the 6th District Representative in Missouri – the area where I was born and spent my youth. The 6th District is very conservative, and Graves has been in office since 2001. He has accomplished very little. If the good conservative folks want to elect a conservative, that is fine. They should also elect one who accomplishes something.
I follow Graves on Facebook, and he recently posted this statement:
No American should have to choose between getting a shot and keeping their job.
I found this statement ridiculous. There are many Americans who must get “a shot” to join or stay in the military (many shots), to work in healthcare, food service, education, and probably many other places we don’t even realize.
Of course, some of his devoted followers reposted the statement and were applauding Graves for his stance. They showed that they are as ignorant as Graves.
NEW RULE: OK, ZOOMER:
I try to watch Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO each week. This week in his “New Rule” segment he talked about Kylie Jenner and Greta Thunberg. It was pretty good!
Watch it by clicking HERE.
Here are some articles that you should read…
APPEALS COURT STAYS VACCINE MANDATE ON LARGER BUSINESSES
Although the conservatives are cheering this, it is just a temporary stay…
REPORT: THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION SHOULD BE SOILING ITSELF RIGHT NOW
I guess the headline says it all…
THE PROBLEM IS AARON RODGERS THINKS HE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS
I think Rodgers is about through…
CONGRESS APPROVES $1.2 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, SENDING MEASURE TO BIDEN FOR ENACTMENT
There’s a lot of great things for Montana in the bill. Only Jon Tester voted for it. Click HERE to review the list.