Quote for the Day…
Only he who wanders, finds new paths. – Norwegian Proverb
In today’s column, I look at these people/issues:
- The Wolf Pup
- Great Falls Gun Show
- E-City Beat
THE WOLF PUP:
Several sources, including The Guardian, reported that Amber Rose Barnes, 36, was condemned for posting pictures of a dead Siberian husky – not the ‘predator wolf pup’ she believed she killed. She is a resident of Montana.
Here is The Guardian’s headline:
Outrage as Montana hunter poses with dog she killed after mistaking it for wolf
The story has gone viral. Some people believe she should have her hunting license revoked. I think that would be a good thing – a lifetime ban would be perfect. What is to keep her from shooting Smokey Bear or some hairy man she encounters in the great Montana wilderness.
I talked to my friend Bigfoot today. We met several years ago when we were on the UFO with Elvis. Bigfoot said he was heading deeper into the wilderness because “there are some dumbasses running around Montana with guns.”
I said, “Yep, that’s Montana!”
Even Fox News got in on the reporting with this headline:
Montana woman shoots, skins Siberian husky she mistook for a wolf
Nonetheless, she has embarrassed Montana and Montana hunters.
Read the report from The Guardian HERE.
GREAT FALLS GUN SHOW:
The story was so important to KMON radio in Great Falls that they put the headline in all caps on their Facebook page:
CANADIAN COPS SPYING ON LOCAL GUN SHOW?
At around ten Saturday morning organizers of the gun show said there was a suspicious person in the parking lot taking pictures of vehicles at the gun show. The man taking the pictures turned out to be officer Richard Kurina who identified himself as a Lethbridge Police Officer who was working on a task force with the Canadian Mounted Police. He says the task force is designed to catch Canadians smuggling illegal firearms into Canada.
It was also reported that he was working with an officer from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). For those of you not knowledgeable about the ATF, this agency is part of the United States Government. By the way, Montana is still part of the United States.
Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter responded to the fairgrounds and supposedly handled the situation. The ATF agent should have briefed the local law enforcement about their investigation unless they were worried that local law enforcement might rat them out. There seems to be a distrust of the Feds by “some” in the community, although the Federal government butters a lot of bread in central Montana.
Read the report from KMON HERE. Supposedly the Sheriff will be live on KMON Wednesday morning at 8:33 am to tell the story about how he saved our guns from the Feds and kept Great Falls from being overrun by a foreign country.
I can’t wait to read the book!
Rick Tryon, who occupies a non-partisan seat on the Great Falls City Commission, went after some of the local Democratic candidates in a post on the MAGA blog E-City Beat.
It seems that every election the folks at E-City Beat do a drive-by hit piece on a Democrat or two.
This time Tryon tied in the public safety levy to the Defund the Police cries a year or two ago. He went after Democrat Melissa Smith who is running in HD 23 against a MAGA candidate, Scot Kerns. Tryon said she “posted some troubling tweets concerning local law enforcement and public safety.”
I read the Tweets that Tryon shared. Since I live in HD 23 the race is important to me. I don’t agree with defunding the police, and I don’t want my taxes raised because Tryon and company can’t control spending in the city. They have raised my taxes and will continue to do so until we say enough.
I did not see anything in her tweets that will make me vote for her opponent.
Politics is a contact sport!