Quote for the Day…
Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. ― Ashleigh Brilliant
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Great Falls School Board
- Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
- The Western Word Poll
- Reading Assignments
GREAT FALLS SCHOOL BOARD:
Last week I mentioned a flyer I received from the self-proclaimed “conservative candidates” running in the “non-partisan” election for Great Falls School Board.
This week I received another flyer that lists the choices of the Great Falls teachers for the school board. I like this one better.
Those who support the supposedly conservative candidates are already attacking the endorsed candidates. The more they attack the less they will change votes.
BEST & WORST SMALL CITIES TO START A BUSINESS:
I did a double-take when I read about WalletHub’s “Best Small Cities for Starting a Business” in which four Montana cities made the list.
Bozeman was ranked third. Missoula came in at thirteenth. Helena was ranked 42 and poor old Great Falls came in ranked 318.
Here is how WalletHub made the rankings:
To determine the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub compared the business-friendliness of more than 1,300 small-sized cities. Our data set of 18 key metrics ranges from average growth in number of small businesses to investor access to labor costs.
I chose Great Falls when I exited the Air Force, but over the past 30+ years I have lived here I have seen a lack of leadership to help the city thrive. There’s also hatred for those who have lived here all their lives for those who were not born here.
Great Falls does support the military because most people realize Great Falls would be Lewistown without it.
Great Falls and Cascade County need to clean house of the elected officials who have lived here forever. They have no vision for the future.
Read the complete report from WalletHub HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you approve of Steve Daines’ visit to Ukraine?” (Background)
The results will be posted later this week.
Here are some articles you should read…
Stars & Stripes – The nuclear missile next door
If it wasn’t for our nuclear missiles, we might be speaking Russian. The story has a Montana angle…
AP – Florida judge voids US mask mandate for planes, other travel
There were only a few days left of the travel mask mandate, so who cares…
NBC – Why one evangelical pastor left a radicalized, post-Jan. 6 America behind
Good read about how Trump destroyed evangelicals…
Scroll scroll scroll to end right before Comments. Scribe link to the ruling.
I read it via a link on Zerohedge. Just did a quick look to find it for you but lost patience. I’ll try again.
The CDC/WH are not going to appeal.
The extremely disconcerting thing about this decision is that it’s based upon nothing but a whim. It has no legal merit. Therefore, it sets a horrible precedent for any future decisions from this judge on matters much more complicated, like transgender rights, abortion, etc. I think it’s fair and necessary to question her qualifications.
What is that whim?
On this I defer to Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law.
“Her opinion is a shambles, filled with unsupported medical claims as though she were an expert in fields about which she knows even less than about law!” he went on.
She’s a MAGA more commonly found screaming at school board meetings who somehow found her way to a judgeship. Her views are so far right that they can be characterized as bizarre. She does not believe in paper money, and thinks that Clarence Thomas is the greatest American alive. Just to name a few. Google her. It’s a trip.
Best summation and implications of her decision that I’ve found. It’s startling on many levels. She chucked all legal precedent out the window based upon her misinterpretation of the word sanitation. Very strange way to arrive at such a momentous decision.
The rest of the story regarding the Florida judge who made the mask ruling. It all makes sense now.
It made sense to me after reading the 59 page order.
Where is that posted? My thought also was that any criticism should be directed at the legal merits of the decision, rather than the judge for who appointed her. Not that I’m a lawyer to really know if her legal reasoning was sound. Have you seen any legal analyses yet?