Happy Earth Day!
Quote for the Day…
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now. -Unknown
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:
- Reefer Madness in Great Falls
- Great Falls’ Sanitation Rates
- Reading Assignments
- One More Thing
REEFER MADNESS IN GREAT FALLS:
The Great Falls Tribune reported this week that the Great Falls city commission voted 4-1 to deny the appeal from local marijuana dispensary owners over a Safety Inspection Certificate and to bring forward a proposed referendum package regarding adult-use marijuana sales in Great Falls on the ballot this November.
It was wrong to deny the Safety Inspection Certificate. We need some commissioners who don’t live in the 1950s.
I wonder how many times we will have to vote on the recreational marijuana issue before these dummies understand that Montanans want it.
We already approved it. As the Tribune reported, Ballot Initiative 190, legalizing recreational marijuana for those 21 and older, passed statewide in Montana and by a majority with 54% in support and 46% against in Cascade County.
Maybe if they approved local marijuana dispensaries inside the city limits, they might not have to raise rates for trash pickup (see comments below). We might have enough money to plow all the streets in the winter and place some more stop/yield signs around town.
Read the complete report from the Tribune HERE.
GREAT FALLS’ SANITATION RATES:
Hey Great Falls residents – your city commission voted to increase the sanitation rates. They voted unanimously to do this.
I always think it is good to identify those who vote to increase taxes and fees.
Here they are:
Mayor Bob Kelly, Commissioner Eric Hinebauch, Commissioner Joe McKenney, Commissioner Rick Tryon, Commissioner Susan Wolff.
They even raised the rates for senior citizens. Ouch!
It’s one of those political things that politicians like to do. They raise fees, but they can say they did not raise taxes.
Read an article about this issue from “The Electric” by clicking HERE.
Here are some articles you should read…
KTVH – Judge halts Montana birth certificate law affecting transgender citizens
I have a feeling this law will be thrown out for good…
AP – CNN’s streaming service shutting down a month after launch
Wow – that was fast…
ABC – Trump ordered to pay ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman $1.3M in legal fees
I doubt he has that much money…
ONE MORE THING:
A Trump supporter asked a Biden supporter, “Name one thing that Joe Biden has done to help America?”
The Biden supporter thought for a few seconds and replied, “He beat Donald Trump.”