Quote for the Day…
A leader is great not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others. ― John Maxwell
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:
- Reminder – Scouting For Food
- Hate in Great Falls
- Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
- Daines Caught in Lie
- Rosendale & Insulin
- Now Hear This
REMINDER – SCOUTING FOR FOOD:
Don’t forget Great Falls readers that this Saturday (April 2) in Great Falls (I am not sure about other places in Montana) is the 28th Annual Scouting for Food Drive. The food will be donated to the Great Falls Food Bank.
Please take a moment to help those less fortunate.
HATE IN GREAT FALLS:
As I mentioned yesterday, the Great Falls Tribune reported that Tawny Cale of Great Falls (MT) found a sandwich bag in her driveway that contained a folded flyer with a popular phrase criticizing President Joe Biden. The flyer lists members of the Biden Administration and health officials, labeling them as “Jewish” and labeling some as “Transgender.”
The Great Falls Police Department posted a Facebook message about the flyers saying they have “assigned an officer to investigate this activity and we are seeking to identify those responsible.”
Then they said this: “DON’T CALL if you receive a flyer, please just throw it away.”
They also said to give them a call if you have information that may assist in identifying the persons responsible.
I would think the investigating officer would want to know if someone received the flyer so he/she could contact the people and see if maybe they had some camera or something to help identify those spreading the hate. What about fingerprints?
There’s a lot of hatred toward Biden and his folks on social media in Great Falls, as well as across Montana. I asked yesterday if “Grandpa Joe” was one of the names on the flyer – it’s a popular slam by some ignorant people on social media in Great Falls. Some are elected officials.
There are few elected officials in the Great Falls area who think they are mini-Trumps and try to emulate his assholish actions.
They aren’t saying much about this latest hateful attack, which is kind of ironic, don’t you think?
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE:
The Missoula Current reported that Missoula County praised its election’s staff on Thursday after a paid recount of signature envelopes submitted during the 2020 General Election found that a private group’s allegations of election fraud were unfounded.
According to the Missoula County Elections Office, the recount conducted this week and funded by the local Republic Central Committee found a 0.09% difference from the 71,924 affirmation envelopes counted by the county in November 2020.
Like I said earlier this week, the $5,000 spent by the Republicans for the recount could have better been used to purchase tinfoil hats for all the wackos that have taken over the Montana Republican Party.
Read the complete report from the Missoula Current HERE.
DAINES CAUGHT IN LIE:
If you thought for one minute that U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) would vote for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, then I have some oceanfront property to sell you near Geyser, Montana.
Daines is the guy who spends most of his time trashing Biden on social media, instead of trying to work with him.
Daines fired off a statement this week saying a scheduled meeting between him and Jackson was canceled. ABC/FOX Montana has the report HERE.
That was a lie. The meeting was rescheduled.
At the end of his statement, the clearly hurt Daines stated, “I will be voting no on Judge Jackson’s nomination.”
Oh, did the junior senator get his feelings hurt? This is the big league and different from selling laundry detergent and feminine hygiene products.
The only thing I can say is Daines should man up and do what is right for Montana once in a while, instead of his party.
ROSENDALE & INSULIN:
The U.S. House on Thursday passed legislation to cap the cost of insulin at $35 a month, a move that would significantly lower the price of the life-saving drug for more than 7 million diabetes patients. The bill passed on a mostly party-line vote, 232-193. (The Hill)
U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT/AL) voted NAY.
NOW HEAR THIS:
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