The Monday Memo

Quote for the day…

A speaker of truth has no friends. – African Proverb

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • The Western Word Poll
  • Uvalde Report
  • Reading Assignments


This week’s poll question asks, “What should happen to the law enforcement officials who failed to properly respond to the mass shooting at Uvalde elementary school?” (Background)

The results will be posted later this week.


The Associated Press (AP) reported nearly 400 law enforcement officials rushed to a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school, but “egregiously poor decision-making” resulted in more than an hour of chaos before the gunman who took 21 lives was finally confronted and killed, according to a damning investigative report released Sunday.

The report is sickening.

“At Robb Elementary, law enforcement responders failed to adhere to their active shooter training, and they failed to prioritize saving innocent lives over their own safety,” the report said. (AP)

No one assumed command despite scores of officers being on the scene. (AP)

Family members of the victims in Uvalde received copies of the report Sunday before it was released to the public.
“It’s a joke. They’re a joke. They’ve got no business wearing a badge. None of them do,” Vincent Salazar, grandfather of 11-year-old Layla Salazar, who was among those killed, said Sunday.

You can read the full report HERE.


Here are some articles that you should read…

Daily MontananRecreational marijuana county and city opt-out votes have no end in sight
This is like a freaking yo-yo. It must stop.

Billings GazetteFor Wyoming Democrats, voting for Cheney is another chance to vote against Trump
How dumb can the Wyoming Republicans be to oust Cheney?

What the Funk E City Snowflakes
From one of the newer blogs in Montana – give them some love and views…



4 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

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  2. The Cascade County reefer madness people set up camp in front of the horse races on Saturday.

    “It’s very dangerous!” the lady assured her marks. Few if any takers. None that I saw.

    Temp quickly reached 97 or whatever and she soon departed.

    • Next time, sing her a song. This one came out in ‘74 and was banned on many stations. Prohibition works so well. Just ask the busy body church ladies who banned alcohol. Glad that put an end to drinking!

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