Quote for the Day…
I promised myself I would do things differently today. So, I’m sitting at the other end of the couch. – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Masks in Schools
- Freedom Convoy
- The Western Word Poll
- Greg Gianforte is Cooking
MASKS IN SCHOOLS:
On Monday the Associated Press (AP) reported that the governors of four states (Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and Oregon) announced plans Monday to lift statewide mask requirements in schools by the end of February or March, citing the rapid easing of COVID-19′s omicron surge.
I have no problem with this decision if experts (scientists/doctors) are making the decision and not politicians. We need to ensure the local healthcare experts are advising the schoolboards about masking requirements and not politicians.
Read the complete article from the AP HERE.
I have not commented about the “Freedom Convoy” happening north of Great Falls and across Canada until now.
Canada and the United States are requiring truckers to be vaccinated to cross the border. About 85% of Canadian truckers are vaccinated, according to reports. (Source)
Many Republicans, like Steve Daines, and right-wing wackos are siding with the truckers. That is fine, but they are wrong. Daines spewed some anti-vax garbage about natural immunity proving he is a few fries short of a Happy Meal (Source).
Almost daily Steve Daines proves how out of touch he is with regular Montanans. He’s an elitist. Daines, Greg Gianforte, and Matt Rosendale are effing up Montana big time.
My advice to the truckers who don’t want to get vaccinated is this: Find a new occupation.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 13, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The kickoff is set for 4:30 pm (Montana time). It will be televised on NBC. (Source)
This week’s poll question asks, “Which team will win Super Bowl LVI?”
The results will be posted later this week.
GREG GIANFORTE IS COOKING:
If you Google “Greg Gianforte cooking” you’ll find about 14 hits.
I think Helena IR reporter Phil Drake is one of the best writers in Montana. I have a “Google Alert” for him, so I can make sure I read all his stories.
For some reason, Drake decided to write a story about Gianforte cooking wild game on Tuesday night.
I don’t know, but I figure nobody cares about Gianforte being good in the kitchen on Tuesday nights. I know I don’t.
I would much rather have a story about Gianforte’s use of a private plane, where he spends his evenings, how much time he spends in the capitol, etc.
By the way, I cook my family’s meals every night – so take that Gianforte. You ain’t got nothin’ on me.