Quote for the Day…
I was on a weight-loss website, and it asked if I would accept cookies. I thought, “Is this a test?” – 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:
- Reefer Madness
- MT Democrats Party Platform
- Brittney Griner
- Mike Lindell
- Alex Jones
- One More Thing
As I write this column, the great Eric Clapton is singing “Cocaine.”
If you got bad news, you want to kick them blues, cocaine
When your day is done, and you want to run, cocaine
She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie
That song was popular in 1977 – right in the middle of my kegger career…
Now about that reefer madness…
When I read stories about the issues with recreational marijuana in Montana, which was approved by voters 57% – 43%, I want to tell those putting up roadblocks to it being sold to “eff off.” Maybe I just need to visit a dispensary and ask for something to help me handle the dumbassery in Great Falls.
I happened to catch a story from The Electric which reported that Great Falls City Commissioners voted 4-1 during their Aug. 2 meeting to send the question of legalizing marijuana activities within the city limits to the November ballot.
When Great Falls residents vote to allow “marijuana activities within the city limits” what will be the next roadblock?
Read the complete story from The Electric HERE.
MONTANA DEMOCRATS PARTY PLATFORM:
I’ve been checking the Montana Democrats website and at the time of writing this column, their new party platform was not posted. The one from 2020 is still up.
Over at the Montana Free Press, they have posted a story about the platform. Read it HERE. You can also see some of the main parts on the Montana Democrats’ Twitter page @MTDems and on their Facebook page HERE.
It seems to me that both political parties in Montana do a piss poor job on social media.
It was not much of a surprise on Thursday as Brittney Griner was convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony.
As the Associated Press reports, now attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia that could get her home.
Some of the MAGA people, who feel they are the only patriots left in the USA, are pissed that Griner is getting this attention. It’s because she has spoken out against the USA and refused to be on the court when the national anthem was played.
Griner was protesting peacefully. That’s what we do in America – it’s free speech! Get over yourself.
Raw Story is reporting that MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell is hosting a conference later this month that will fold government officials and right-wing sheriffs into the “big lie” ecosystem that has developed after Donald Trump’s election loss.
I wonder if our right-wing sheriff in Cascade County will participate. I also wonder if participants receive free pillows…
Check out the story HERE.
I smiled when I heard the report that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones lost his case against two Sandy Hook parents.
The Associated Press (AP) reported:
A Texas jury Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million — significantly less than the $150 million being sought — in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly claiming the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a hoax.
It’s nice to see some of these conspiracy nuts being held accountable. If you followed Jones or reposted any of his conspiracies, you are just as much a scumbag as he.
Read the complete report from the AP HERE.
ONE MORE THING:
Republicans put party politics over veterans in the U.S. Senate regarding the PACT Act. Now, Nate Silver over at FiveThirtyEight.com says the Democrats are “slightly favored” to win the Senate. The House is leaning toward a Republican takeover.
This means the November elections are going to be fun to watch!