Tuesday’s Quick Hits

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


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.


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.


This week’s poll question asks, “Do you think Congress will pass any gun control legislation this year?” (Background)

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8 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. death by firing squad ? Not applicable. The government’s use of the death penalty requires some serious analysis, my exemplary blogger friend. Are you persuadable?

    • John – Sure I am. Sedition could be punishable by firing squad but it won’t. What punishment could the Feds give that would make people think twice before committing seditious acts?
      Most folks involved in the insurrection have received a slap on the wrist.
      Thanks, JmB

      • Thank you. You have thought this through. If they’re seriously willing to kill me because I adhere to the rule of law, the unfortunate consequence is that I will have to fight back. I’m not sure that these fat slobs understand their rhetoric. You want to kill me? Well ok then. It just might happen.

      • Happy to respond. First, remove the death penalty sanction from the government. Murder for murder has not worked. Second, preserve and reinforce to right to protest and petition the government (all levels) for a redress of grievances and, require an answer. Third, abide by the results of a free and fair election. Aye, there’s the rub. To fight a corrupt election is heroism. To fight a free and fair election is seditious at the least. Lastly, bring back the Fairness Doctrine as it was before Reagan began its demise. We must have, and require, debate, free and fair debate. No debate? No vote for you. Ryan Zinke (self-server) is a perfect example. To answer your question. A moderate sentence with a way out. Permanent probation and monitoring and life the second time. Vote for someone who supports Trump? Don’t besmirch yourself. I am sure I care about this wonderful state more than the bums we have elected. DON’T VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE !!. D.V.F.T.P.

  2. Lawyer I ran into yesterday in town, “I have never in my life voted a republican primary ballot until today. “

    • Of course. Incipient racism and hatred has no place in Great Falls and must not be allowed to flourish. Heck, the Bundys just might decide to claim Giant Springs as their own. Why not? They’ve done it before. And then Jesse, as all constitutionalist sheriffs are want to do, could provide security for the takeover.

      The office of sheriff is far to important to allow a sheriff Napoleon.

  3. Lawyer I ran into yesterday in town, “I have never in my life voted a republican primary ballot until today. “

  4. Very strange. From Slaughter’s FB page.

    “ Montanans For Limited Government
    Re-Elect Sheriff Slaughter Wishing you the best tomorrow!”

    Why would a group calling itself Montanans for limited government endorse Slaughter? Sounds like a tin foil hat group for sure. What do they hope to gain by backing Slaughter? Can a sheriff limit government? And why would we want that?

    Sumthin’ don’t smell right here. It ain’t his personal fiefdom.

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