The Monday Memo

Happy New Year – I hope 2022 is your best year yet!

Quote for the day…

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • The Western Word Poll
  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks
  • People’s House Rally
  • Reading Assignments


The FCS Football National Championship is this Saturday (Jan. 8) with Montana State University playing against North Dakota State University. (Background)

This week’s poll question asks, “Which team will win the FCS National Championship?”

The results will be posted later this week.


You might be a dumbass if you shoot fireworks in Great Falls, Montana, on New Year’s Eve with the temperature being minus 15 degrees.

According to the “rules,” fireworks can only be discharged from 10:00 pm on December 31 until 12:30 a.m. on January 1. (Source)

People have a hard time following these simple rules. I heard fireworks being discharged from 5:00 pm on December 31, until 3:00 am on January 1.

This is why we can’t have nice things, Great Falls. People won’t follow the rules. Maybe we should just ban fireworks completely.


Don’t forget that this Thursday (Jan. 6) the People’s House Rally will be held in Helena at the capitol.

According to the folks at the Montana Daily Gazette:

January 6 is a day that lives in infamy. It’s the day that U.S. Capitol Police open-fired on civilians and assaulted them, who were engaged in ‘unauthorized tourism’ in their own house, one that they own. We would encourage perusing the work of David Sumrall, on the ground with the camera – and thousands of thousands of hours of footage of people on the ground January 6 outside and inside the U.S. Capitol and accurately ascertain that there was no “riot” until police fired upon innocent people exercising their right to petition the government for grievances.

The Montana Daily Gazette also contends, “There was, of course, no insurrection. There was a lawful protest, with far less damage than the day Trump was inaugurated in 2017.”

There’s not much I agree with so far.

The following part from the article that I will link to below has rules for those attending:

There will be no visible firearms. There will be no shouting or misbehaving. There will be prayer, led by Montana clergy. There will be peaceful talks, by Montana patriots. There will be hymns, and a petition to God that the 2022 election season goes according to HIS plans.
We will petition that God will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven.

I think prayer is a great thing and petitioning God is something I do. I also pray that the 2022 election season goes according to God’s plan.

Unfortunately, I have a feeling what we are praying for is completely different.

You can read the complete article from the Montana Daily Gazette HERE.


Here are some articles that you should read…

Editorial: The cost of legislative zeal
Good editorial from the folks at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle…

Twitter permanently suspends Greene’s account over COVID-19 misinformation
There are a bunch of people giving out false information…

Conspiracy theories paint fraudulent reality of Jan. 6 riot
No kidding…


5 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

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  2. thou shall not bear false witness – where have we heard that before?
    the folks at the gazette may have some difficult questions when their prayers are answered and their moment of judgment comes.

  3. Ashli Babbit, martyr or nut job? Yes it’s sad that she died. But based upon her violent criminal past, I have no doubt that she would have violently attacked to the fullest of her abilities our duly elected members of congress. It was her choice. Apparently she didn’t fully understand the potential consequences of her actions. And that’s a hard lesson to learn. Regardless of what the Helena protestors say, the election was not stolen, Ashli was not a tourist, and the capital belongs to ALL of us, and not just them. And I seriously doubt that God gives preferential treatment to petitions from kooks claiming to be patriots.

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