Quote for the Day…
You learn nothing from life if you think you’re right all the time. -Anonymous
Caught My Eye (CME) is the once-a-week column that is posted every Friday morning. This is when I look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week.
Here are some of the things that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- Energy Discussion
- GFPS – No Operational Levy
- Team USA
- One More Thing
MTN News reported this week that energy production is a hot topic across the United States, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) got some perspective this week from energy industry representatives. “Bottom line is unleashing American energy production, it’s critical,” Daines said in his opening remarks during a roundtable discussion about energy production.
I happened to see the video of Daines’ meeting. It was not held at a round table. That makes me wonder about the accuracy of the rest of the reporting…
That last paragraph is a joke.
MTN News also interviewed U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) who agrees all forms of energy production need to increase and says that includes restarting the Keystone XL Pipeline project.
Did someone send Tester the Republican talking points to solve all the problems in the world: open the Keystone XL Pipeline? (Source)
“I think it’s really important that we encourage responsible energy production,” said Tester. He noted there are more than 12 million acres of land leased by oil companies that the companies are not drilling on.
Read the complete report from MTN News HERE.
GFPS – NO OPERATIONAL LEVY:
The Electric reported this week that the Great Falls Public Schools board budget committee unanimously voted during their March 16 meeting to recommend to the full school board that the district forgo an operational levy this year. The committee will make the recommendation at the March 28 full school board meeting. The district is projecting, for the first time in roughly a decade, to have a small surplus in funds for the next budget year, which begins July 1.
This will create a dilemma for the anti-public school folks in the Great Falls community – what will they have to bitch about?
Read the complete report from The Electric HERE.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday to suspend normal trade relations with both Russia and Belarus amid the war in Ukraine. This would have been a great time to show some unity, but no.
The bill passed 424-8. (Source)
Eight Republicans voted against the bill.
U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT/AL) voted for the bill. After reading who voted against it, I am surprised at Rosendale’s vote. The eight who voted against it are his people.
Here are the eight Republicans who voted against the bill:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina, Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin, and Rep. Chip Roy of Texas.
Pack your bags, you commies…
ONE MORE THING:
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. ― Harry S. Truman