Quote for the Day…
If you don’t do wild things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old. – 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 Great Falls Parade
- These Things Bother Me
- Get Ready…
- One More Thing
THE GREAT FALLS PARADE:
I got a kick from a post on the E-City Beat blog this week. The Editor-in-Chief of E-City Beat was upset about the Cascade County Democrats marching in the Great Falls Fourth of July parade and holding signs in support of abortion rights.
The Editor-in-Chief writes:
Following behind their float, which was decorated with local Democrat campaign signs, came a dozen or so slogan chanting marchers with signs declaring “Abortion is Healthcare”, “Bans off My Body” etc.
The Editor-in-Chief then adds:
Regardless of whether you’re pro-choice, pro-life, or somewhere in-between, you should be able to discern when and where it’s appropriate and respectful to play partisan politics with an extremely controversial hot button issue like abortion.
The horror. The horror.
I think it’s highly appropriate to show support for an issue during a parade on Independence Day. Those signs were seen by thousands – possibly the most people in one location from now until election day.
The Democrats delivered a message – a message that many support. According to many polls before and after the Supreme Court decision, a majority favor abortion. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
You see, I don’t think the Editor-in-Chief understands that women in this country can’t really cheer about “independence” or “freedom” or “liberty” because many feel the conservative U.S. Supreme Court took that away.
Remember that come November.
THESE THINGS BOTHER ME:
Here are some things that I noticed that the way they were (or are) being handled bothers me…
Robb Elementary School –
An Uvalde police officer asked for a supervisor’s permission to shoot the gunman who would soon kill 21 people at Robb Elementary School in May before he entered the building, but the supervisor did not hear the request or responded too late, according to a report released Wednesday evaluating the law enforcement response to the shooting. (Source)
This police department has shown the world how not to respond to mass shootings.
Jayland Walker –
A 25-year-old Black man suffered at least 60 wounds when police officers fatally shot him last week following a high-speed chase during which the man fired a gun out the driver’s side window, authorities said.
Jayland Walker was unarmed at the time he was killed, though a gun was recovered from his car after the shooting, (Source)
He was shot 60 times. My God…
Officer-involved shooting in Great Falls –
I am not sure if the Great Falls Police Department has someone who speaks for the department, but after THIS INCIDENT in Great Falls a few days ago, that person, if there is one, may need to find a new job.
It seems the city police department and the Cascade County Sheriff’s office only allow a trickle of information to come out when it concerns their departments. I know that sometimes a piece of information cannot be released due to the investigation. I think they rely on the “investigation” angle just a little too much. Remember for whom you work.
Sunshine is always better.
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ONE MORE THING:
I highly suggest that you show kindness to the person who may write your obituary. If not, you may end up with one LIKE THIS, written for Lawrence Pfaff Sr.
Here are some highlights:
- He passed away on June 27, 2022, living a long life, much longer than he deserved.
- He is survived by his three children, no four. Oops, five children. Well as of 2022 we believe there is one more that we know about, but there could be more.
- Lawrence, Sr’s hobbies included abusing his first wife and children.
- He loved to start projects but never followed through on any of them.
- It will be challenging to miss Lawrence, Sr. because he was narcissistic.
- Lawrence, Sr.’s passing proves that evil does eventually die, and it marks a time of healing, which will allow his children to get the closure they deserve.
- Lawrence, Sr. can be remembered for being a father to many, and a dad to none.
Note to self: Work on my obituary this weekend…
Why oh why?
Did you see the Harvard poll?
Majority in favor of a 15 week ban with exceptions for abortion “right” & not disturbed that it is now up to the states.
Mary – Thanks. I think I found the link:
Click to access HHP_June2022_KeyResults.pdf
I see that the poll also found that 55% were against the Supreme Court decision – if that’s the poll in which you are referring.
Thanks for your comments. -JmB
If you research ECB’s website you will see the only protests they didn’t have a problem with were led by Mr. Tryon. No matter the date.
Bill – Of course! The Republicans have taken over the county and it appears they will stop at nothing to keep their power.
Probably polled all men. Hard for me to understand why men get an opinion.
Mary sets the records straight. If polls are true, it’s slaves in favor of slavery. Doesn’t make sense.