Quote for the Day…
Should you ever find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, smallness, or insecurities, remember, things could be worse…you could be them. – 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:
- The Constitutional Sheriff
- In My Mailbox
- 2022 Election Guide
- Baby Formula
- One More Thing
THE CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFF:
The Great Falls Tribune is reporting that the Montana Human Rights Action Network (MHRAN) has published a report accusing Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter of siding with far-right organizations with roots in anti-government militia, racism, and anti-Semitism.
Ouch. That about covers all the shitty things a person could be in life.
The Tribune said they could not get a comment from Slaughter.
By the way, I voted for Slaughter last time.
On social media, Slaughter’s supporters, some who do drive-by hit pieces on candidates they don’t like, called the Tribune story and the report a drive-by hit piece. Isn’t that ironic?
The Tribune also reported that Slaughter has publicly identified himself as a “constitutional sheriff” multiple times, including before the legislature, at candidate forums and on broadcasts by Montana Gazette Radio (MGR).
In my opinion, a sheriff calling him or herself a “constitutional sheriff” means he/she is lacking in something. I have taken several oaths to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States over my lifetime and never felt the need to add “constitutional” to my titles.
Nonetheless, this report is alarming on many fronts. The story is behind a paywall on the Tribune website, but it won’t be for long. Click HERE to see if you can view it.
As for the MHRAN report, click HERE.
IN MY MAILBOX:
The “In My Mailbox” might become a weekly thing…
This week I received information from the Cascade County Republican Political Action Committee that was called a “Scandal Sheet.”
In the mailer, they endorsed Randy Pinocci for Public Service Commission, Joe Briggs for Cascade County Commissioner, and Desma Meissner for SD 12. They also endorsed two people in my area for the precinct committee.
As usual, they also advertised for a gun raffle.
There was a “Message from the Chairman” who talked about conservatives waking up and taking the country back from the Democrats and the RINOs (Republican in Name Only).
Republicans seem to get pissed if someone is not 110% Republican.
The interesting part was the line, “We need to take one step at a time and assert our God given domination over the earth and take it back.”
I did not know someone took the earth from us. I was probably napping.
A friend received the same mailer and that part stood out to him, too. I said it must be from the Book of MAGA because most of the Republicans in Cascade County are MAGA/tinfoil hat folks.
You can check out the message HERE.
2022 ELECTION GUIDE:
The Montana Free Press (MTFP) has an election guide posted on its website.
Check it out HERE.
Some on the right are upset about a story in the Washington Examiner with the clickbait headline “Illegal migrants first to get ‘pallets’ of hard-to-find baby formula.”
When one only reads the headline, you might not get the full story.
In the opening paragraph, we find why they are receiving “pallets” of the baby formula: They are detained by the Border Patrol.
For my friends on the right, detained means “to hold or keep in or as if in custody.” That means they can’t run out to the store for things like formula. I bet there are pallets of diapers being delivered, too, but that would not garner as much hatred from the right.
ONE MORE THING:
REMINDER – STAMP OUT HUNGER, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) food drive, is this Saturday, (Tomorrow) May 14.
Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 14. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and distribute them to local food banks, pantries, shelters and churches. (Press Release)
More information can be found HERE.