Quote for the day…
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. – Edgar J. Mohn
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- The Western Word Poll
- Great Falls Homeless Issue
- Quinnipiac Poll
- Reading Assignments
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
The men’s NCAA Basketball “Final Four” is set. This Saturday, Villanova takes on Kansas and then Duke takes on North Carolina. The winners will play for the national championship on Monday. (Source)
This week’s poll question asks, “Which two teams will play for the National Championship?”
The results will be posted later this week.
GREAT FALLS HOMELESS ISSUE:
It was nice to see that officials and agencies in Great Falls are addressing the homeless issue that has spurned a lot of hate toward those who are less fortunate in the Great Falls community.
The Electric has a story posted at explains what the local officials are trying to do. Read it HERE.
The Electric reported that on March 25, the Great Falls Police Department, Alluvion Health and United Way of Cascade County representatives went to the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) property to speak to the people there and ask them what services they need in attempt to connect them with the appropriate services.
I applaud them for doing this.
One thing I noticed in the story was no mention of elected officials from the city/county being in attendance on March 25. Maybe they attended but did not get noticed by the press.
Or maybe it’s easier for them to sit back and spew hatred and sew discord to their followers on social media about the homeless than it is to roll up their sleeves and work on the problem.
Nevertheless, Great Falls needs leadership and compassion in dealing with the homeless issue.
I watched “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO over the weekend between sporting events. One of the guests was U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Tester has been on the show several times.
One of the subjects was a Quinnipiac Poll that had the following information:
As the world witnesses what is happening to Ukraine, Americans were asked what they would do if they were in the same position as Ukrainians are now: stay and fight or leave the country? A majority (55 percent) say they would stay and fight, while 38 percent say they would leave the country. Republicans say 68 – 25 percent and independents say 57 – 36 percent they would stay and fight, while Democrats say 52 – 40 percent they would leave the country.
Here at the worldwide headquarters of The Western Word, we are prepared for that day. Ammo. Rations. Water. Medical supplies.
If someone wants to send me MREs that would be great! They are great to keep for a doomsday event or hand out to the homeless.
I am prepared to fight for my country until the end. It’s like when I signed my name on the enlistment document. I’m still serving. I may be old, but I still can give a few more ass-kickings.
I am angered at the statement, “…Democrats say 52 – 40 percent they would leave the country.” Are Democrats that chickenshit that they would leave rather than fight? Maybe some Democrats will provide an answer.
As for the poll, there were 1,374 U.S. adults nationwide surveyed from March 4th – 6th with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points.
Read the complete poll HERE.
Here are some articles you should read…
BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE – Editorial: State hospital demands lawmakers’ attention
It’s more important than election fraud. Montana needs to stop giving the middle finger to those who suffer from mental health problems.
BILLINGS GAZETTE: Freedom Rally in Helena pushes back against COVID mandates
From different reports, I learned that either dozens, or 160, or 200 people attended the event…
DAILY MONTANAN – Rosendale votes against bill to preserve history of Japanese-American WWII internment camps
Rosendale was one of 16 members voting against it…
THE HILL – Supreme Court restores Pentagon’s authority over deployment of unvaccinated SEALs
This is the right thing to do…