Quote for the Day…
In a race between a lion and a deer, the deer will often win because a lion runs for food, and the deer runs for its life. Purpose is more important than need. – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Sheriff Jesse Slaughter
- First United Methodist Church
- Proud Boys
- The Western Word Poll
SHERIFF JESSE SLAUGHTER:
On Monday Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter on Facebook urged his supporters to return their absentee ballots in person.
It seems that spelling is not one of Slaughter’s strong points as you can see by this screenshot HERE.
Later in the day, Slaughter corrected the spelling as you can see HERE.
That makes me wonder if he can spell “constitutional” and if he can recite the second amendment word for word…
It really does not matter to me, Slaughter may win, but I voted for his primary opponent, Jay Groskreutz. I’ll sleep well tonight.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
KMON radio in Great Falls thought they had a scoop about the pastor of the First United Methodist Church leaving later this month for a new church in Colorado. That has been news for some time.
Pastor Jeff Wakeley and First United Methodist Church have been leading the charge in helping the homeless in Great Falls. They have been doing such a great job that the city decided to sue them because homeless people are camping on church property.
One of the local elected officials in Great Falls who acts like he is a mini-Trump posted the information from KMON on his Facebook page and then the haters came out.
I highly doubt the mission to help those less fortunate will cease because the pastor is leaving. I suggest those who want to assist the church in helping the homeless go to the church’s website HERE and donate.
We need real leadership and compassion from our elected leaders in Great Falls, not some bloviating fool who checks the direction of the political wind before taking a side. What an embarrassment.
The Associated Press (AP) reported that the former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.
The indictment alleges that the Proud Boys conspired to forcibly oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power. Henry “Enrique” Tarrio and the others — Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl and Dominic Pezzola — were previously charged with different conspiracy counts. They are scheduled to stand trial in August in Washington, D.C.’s federal court.
If these “Proud Boys” are found guilty, then in my opinion the best sentence would be death by firing squad.
Read the complete report from the AP by clicking HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Do you think Congress will pass any gun control legislation this year?” (Background)
Thanks for participating.