Quote for the Day…
You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head. Be kind to yourself. – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Navy SEAL Lawsuit
- Montana Marijuana FAQ
- The Western Word Poll
NAVY SEAL LAWSUIT:
Several anti-vaxxers on the right are cheering on a lawsuit from a group representing several members of the Navy SEALs over the vaccine mandate.
Earlier this month, Politico reported that a group of 47 Republican lawmakers filed an amicus brief in support of a federal lawsuit brought by more than two-dozen Navy SEALS seeking a religious exemption to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate.
Politico also reported that the lawsuit states the mandate violates their First Amendment rights, as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. It was filed by some outside group called the First Liberty Institute.
Good luck with that. It was also reported:
So far, none of the roughly 12,000 service members who have requested religious exemptions from the federal vaccine mandate has received one. The Air Force is processing 4,700 requests, while the Navy is working through about 2,700. The Marine Corps and Army is reviewing 3,100 and 1,700 requests, respectively.
MTN News in Montana reported that U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale from Montana (and who never served in the military) are part of a group of Republican members of Congress who have filed an amicus brief supporting 35 members of the Navy who are suing the government over the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
I’ve said from the beginning that those service members who refuse to take the vaccine should be discharged. Salute, march on up the hill, take the shot, or get the hell out of the way of the patriots who are taking the vaccine. As a 12-year veteran, I was qualified to go anywhere in the world, and I had all the shots that allowed me to do that at a moment’s notice. I received my third vaccine shot this month.
You can read the article from Politico HERE. You can read the MTN News article HERE. You can read the press release from First Liberty Institute HERE.
MONTANA MARIJUANA FAQ:
Five drunk guys will start a fight. Five stoned guys will start a band!
It’s getting closer, fellow readers!
Adult-use recreational marijuana sales begin in Montana on New Year’s Day 2022. From possession limits to travel tips, here’s what you need to know to keep on the right side of the new law, compliments of the Montana Free Press (MTFP).
Click HERE to read the article.
Remember to party responsibly.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
A jury on Thursday convicted a former suburban Minneapolis police officer, Kimberly Potter, of first and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during an April traffic stop. (WaPo)
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you agree with the verdict in the Kimberly Potter trial?”
The results will be posted later this week.
Re: Poll on Potter verdict – A mostly white jury deliberated intensively for days to arrive at guilty verdicts for 1st & 2nd degree manslaughter. It would seem that the testimony and video evidence convinced them of Potter’s guilt. There were just too many aspects of her conduct that didn’t fit the narrative of “mistakes happen.”
Do you think the recreational marijuana rollout will be the huge success that some of the people in the article expect? I have my doubts. We don’t have a Denver or Seattle or Chicago with all that population. But for the sake of the anticipated tax revenues let’s hope they are right.
Terry – I think some have put roadblocks up that will prevent it from being extremely successful. After a year or so i think it will take off and be really successful. At least I hope it is. Thanks, JmB
I grew eight plants in my greenhouse, learned a lot about growing it. One thing that surprised me was the the sunlight to dark ratio to triggering flowering. Here the 50/50 split happens in late October. Kinda late for our area. I worked around it and had enough product to keep my sons” friends happy. I broke a few rules with my experiment but nothing to look at now. I’m going to try cantaloupes now. Happy holidays
Bill – haha. Good luck with the cantaloupe! Thanks, JmB
Just idle curiosity – what’s the technique or equipment involved in smoking a cantaloupe?
Get an old fridge. Install some metal racks.
Hangs strips of melon from the rack.
Smolder moist wood from fruit trees in a cast iron frypan.
Pretty much the same process as fish but it smells better.
Speaking of the military, the poor MAGAs are still keeping the gallows at the ready! I hope Miley catches this punk alone some time and gives him a little drill instructor re-education. This incitement to violence has to be stopped one way or another.