Quote for the day…
Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see. You choose! ― Bob Proctor
Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:
- Matt Rosendale
- Montana Department of Agriculture
- Political Stunts
- Reading Assignments
U.S Rep. Matt Rosendale went after Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning last week calling her a tree-spiking eco-terrorist.
We’ve been down the “tree-spiking” trail several times with Stone-Manning and it has not stopped her from rising to top positions with a U.S. Senator, a Governor, and as Director of Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality.
She is highly qualified to be the Director of the BLM.
The interesting thing to come out of reports, like the one in the Billings Gazette, about Rosendale’s attack was the following:
Stone-Manning has answered questions about the incident for a decade as she advanced through government jobs. She is a former staffer for Sen. Jon Tester, a chief of staff for former Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and a past director of Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality. It’s the DEQ gig that required the approval of Montana’s state senators in 2013, among them Matt Rosendale, who listened to the Stone-Manning saga as a member of the Legislature’s Senate Natural Resources Committee, and then voted for her. And, he voted for Stone-Manning again on the Senate floor.
So, Rosendale voted for her twice. I bet his MAGA friends will go ape shit over that discovery. They might name him “Rosie the RINO.”
Rosendale is entirely too extreme to be representing Montana.
Read the report from the Billings Gazette HERE.
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE:
I think my jaw dropped when I read that the Montana Department of Agriculture lost more than $344,000 and another attempted theft was thwarted before an exchange of $1,000 in funds through an online phishing scam.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that the theft happened in 2020, so my first thought is why did it take so long for the public to hear about this. My second thought was is the person who allowed this to happen still employed there.
You can read the article from the Chronicle HERE.
I think that Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are looking for publicity when they chartered flights to take migrants to other states.
Their chartered flights are nothing but political stunts to get attention.
When I first heard about it, I felt sorry for the migrants.
Although I don’t like what they did, there is a need for the Federal Government to get even more involved in addressing immigration and help the border states handle the problems.
This is not just a Biden problem, just a Trump problem, or just an Obama problem. For as long as I can remember, we have had an immigration problem. The problem is politics always get in the way of finding a solution.
So, when the next politician blames a former or current President for the immigration problem, you should call bullshit on their claim.
For more information about the stunts, read THIS STORY from The Texas Tribune.
Here are some articles you should read…
WTF406.com – Galloways Host Militia Fundraiser
A yard sale in Great Falls to raise money for Tactical Civics…
Montana Free Press – Transgender athlete bill declared ‘unconstitutional’
A Gallatin County judge has permanently blocked three 2021 laws, ruling that lawmakers violated the Board of Regents’ authority.
AP – Trump openly embraces, amplifies QAnon conspiracy theories
After winking at QAnon for years, Donald Trump is overtly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory, even as the number of frightening real-world events linked to it grows.
No, ‘Matt the Rat’ won’t lose maga votes. He’ll just claim some legislative staffer must have changed his votes ………MORE ELECTION FRAUD!! See? That’s the sort of thing you can get away with when the members of your base have the intellects of creatures way back down on the evolutionary tree.
Question: What has 17 teeth and an IQ of 85?
Answer: The front three rows at a Trumpsky rally.
Fred – good one. Thanks, JmB
Bingo! The Lancet nails it. Too bad MAGAs and now Q don’t believe in science and education. It might be to their advantage if they did. Then, the Galloways might hold a garage sale to benefit education instead of the militia. We’re in a very bad place when a grifting con man like Trump can be apotheosized by nearly half the country. It’s worth seriously reflecting as to how this happened.
Kinda funny, but I posted a pic of the aforementioned one finger salute on my FB page and got banned for three days for hate speech. Go figure.