Quote for the Day…
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Not on My Watch
- Pence in Montana
- Sidney Pastor Jordan Hall
- The Western Word Poll
NOT ON MY WATCH:
Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter has a new campaign ad out that is called, “Not on My Watch.” The ad is 30 seconds long and was posted to YouTube on May 1.
The ad is about guns and shows Slaughter firing his pistol (he’s slow on the draw).
In the ad, Slaughter says, “I’m a true Montanan raised the son of a sheriff.” He goes on to say that he was taught the value of being an American and the importance of protecting Second Amendment rights.
I support the Second Amendment; I just don’t think people should be able to buy tanks, grenade launchers, machine guns, and rockets.
Where Slaughter loses me and probably my vote is this next part:
He then talks about a bill he supported (HB 258) which prohibits local law enforcement from enforcing federal gun control. He states that if they come to take your guns, it’s very simple: Not in Cascade County Montana, not on my watch. He then asks for your vote and says together we’ll continue to fight for freedom.
I’m sure the federal law enforcement officials in Cascade County (FBI, U.S. Marshals, and Security/Law Enforcement at Malmstrom) will feel really secure having Slaughter as their backup after seeing that he won’t support their actions on guns in Cascade County. Contrary to what Slaughter thinks, he does not get to pick and choose which laws to enforce.
You can watch the ad HERE.
PENCE IN MONTANA:
Former Vice President Mike Pence was in Helena Friday visiting Governor Gianforte, and then he spoke at an event in Billings that evening.
It appears from press reports that the meeting was kept secret. Lee Newspapers reported that Gianforte spokesperson Brooke Stroyke wrote in an email Monday, “The vice president and the governor had a meeting which did not involve official state business.”
I could write a book on why that is a bullshit statement, but why waste the time.
Some right-wingers were quick to laugh at the press in the Montana capitol for not knowing the former Vice President was there.
I guess these MAGA folks fail to remember that several people from their party wanted to hang Pence in front of the U.S. Capitol just about 18 months ago.
It’s no wonder Pence and his people want to keep his meetings and location secret until the very end.
You can read the full report from Lee Newspapers HERE.
SIDNEY PASTOR JORDAN HALL:
Did you hear the story about a Sidney, Montana, pastor who was arrested on DUI and weapons charges? Read on…
The Sidney Herald is reporting that Jordan Daniel Hall, 40, of a 14th Street SW address in Sidney, was arrested at approximately 11 p.m. on May 11, 2022, on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence of drugs and multiple traffic violations and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (first offense).
It was reported that Hall pleaded not guilty to the charges on May 12 and has an omnibus hearing scheduled for July 19. The Daily Montanan reported that Hall claims the symptoms noticed by police were caused by a lack of vitamin D.
Lack of Vitamin D.
The Daily Montanan also reported the following:
As a result of the charges, Hall submitted his resignation as pastor of First Baptist Church in Sidney, but the resignation was denied, according to a statement from the church.
“The deacons and elders met yesterday and rejected his resignation in consultation with three well-respected and Godly pastors of other churches, as it was unanimously determined that, as no alcohol was used and Pastor Hall’s coordination/health issues have been well known, this unfortunate incident was not ministerially disqualifying,” the statement read.
It continued, “The council determined Pastor Hall was exhausted, potentially addicted to working, and must rest, do nothing for three months, and change his phone number (to not be bothered by outsiders).”
Beam me up, Scotty!
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Which party will control the U.S. House and U.S. Senate after the November election?” (Background)
The results will be posted later this week.