The Monday Memo

Happy Monday, faithful readers!

Here are some of the topics for today’s column:

  • Matt Rosendale
  • Trump at CPAC
  • Michael Knowles
  • The Conways
  • National Park Service


Several posts on Twitter show U.S. Representative Matt Rosendale (R-MT) posing with some people who are supposedly neo-Nazi and pro-Hitler supporters.

I don’t keep a list of folks who belong to these groups, and just because someone says a person is a Nazi, that does not make it true.

I do think that the posts have raised enough questions for Rosendale to respond. Of course, the old stand-by answer is, “As an elected official, I get my photo taken with hundreds of people.”

Who are THESE PEOPLE, Congressman?

More information can be found HERE.


At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Politico reported that as Trump walked onto the main stage Saturday night to give the keynote address, he was introduced as “the next president of the United States.”

It was reported that his speech lasted one hour and 45 minutes.

Politico reported that Trump said:

“We had a Republican Party that was ruled by freaks, neocons, globalists, open border zealots, and fools, but we are never going back to the party of Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, and Jeb Bush,” Trump said to the crowd. “People are tired of RINOs and globalists. They want to see America First.”

It was also reported that Trump said:

“In 2016, I declared: I am your voice,” he said, “Today, I add: I am your warrior. I am your justice. And for those who have been wronged and betrayed: I am your retribution.”


I did not know who Michael Knowles was until this weekend when his name started popping up in my trending feed on Twitter. So, I did some research.

According to Wikipedia, Knowles is an American conservative political commentator, actor, author, and media host. He has worked for The Daily Wire since 2016.

Knowles was speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this weekend where he reportedly said this:

“If [transgenderism] is false, then for the good of society, transgenderism must be eradicated from public life entirely.”

There is too much hatred on the conservative side of the fence toward people who are different or who have different beliefs. Saying a group should be eradicated cannot be allowed in our society.

You can read about this issue HERE and HERE and HERE.


The Washington Post reported over the weekend that George and Kellyanne Conway — the GOP power couple whose marriage drew intense public curiosity as he became ever more loudly critical of the Trump White House, for which she worked as a senior adviser — are divorcing after 22 years together, the couple confirmed late Saturday.

HERE is their statement.

They are great follows on Twitter. Their daughter is well-known on TikTok.


Since I am slower than a snail, I guess my wife and some of my conservative friends won’t ask me to go hiking after reading the following Tweet from the National Park Service:

“If you come across a bear, never push a slower friend down…even if you feel the friendship has run its course.”



9 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

  1. Hey did you see our Senate has voted to ban TikTok in Montana? Gonna force all Internet providers to spend a lot of time and money keeping TikTok off Montana’s Internet connections, which we will all eventually pay for with higher Internet bills.

    The senators think TikTok is a threat to our privacy, people are too dumb to know what they’re getting into, and besides that people are doing too many stupid challenges for their liking.

    These Republicans, they sure are working hard at “protecting” Montanans who never asked for their protection – women, transgender kids, and now TikTok users.

    What ever happened to those “Individual liberties” the R’s used to yammer on and on about when the subject was Covid masks and so on?

    “Oh so sorry. Your individual choice of whether or not to do TikTok – or anything else for that matter – does not fall under the umbrella of liberties. It’s a slippery thing, liberties … so just like Putin we decide that for you.”

    • I hope the state House will derail the ban TikTok train. It’s ridiculous and anyone who voted for it is dumber than a box of rocks. -JmB

  2. No shortage of hate to go around. We got this gem right here in Montana:

    “A white nationalist group appears to have taken credit for etching Nazi symbols on an outdoor recreational area managed by the Bureau of Land Management and named after a prominent Crow leader.

    The BLM confirmed that it is investigating graffiti carved into the Four Dances area, which is located approximately three miles south of Billings. The Big Sky Active Club said on its Gab social media account: “BSAC went on a hike and etched our message in stone. Tribe up or die.”

    Big Sky Active Club is a group linked to white supremacists.”

    And etc

    • Me, personally, I would never desecrate a Native American sacred site. I have spent a lot of time hiking in and around sacred sites and vision quest sites. They’re very spooky. I’ve seen things I couldn’t explain. They really are powerful spiritual sites. You can feel it when you’re there. Occasionally you get warned if you do something wrong, then it’s time to leave. I always tried to be as respectful as possible while there. But even so, I’ve been warned a time or two.

      I lived in Chester for four years, so the Sweet Grass Hills were my back yard. I was essentially the only one who regularly went up there. The Hills are one of the most sacred sites for all the Indians in North America. All the tribes made pilgrimages to the Hills to gather sweet grass and pray. And go on vision quests. They have found artifacts (masks) from tribes as far away as Louisiana in the Hills. And on the Canadian side is Writing on the Stone, where they recorded their histories in carvings on the rocks. All the tribes had their own locations for their vision quests in the Hills.

      Spent a lot of time in the Bear Paws too. They’re off limits to whites now, so I had to sneak up to the top. They’re still used a lot for vision quests. A native counselor I knew takes his clients who suffer from addiction etc. up there for four days and nights as part of their therapy. It’s pretty cool. Both the Bear Paws and the Hills are still active vision quest sites.

      My point to all this is I fear for the Nazis who did this. They really should try to make amends, for they have no idea what they’ve done, or who they’re messing with. They need to get with the elders and apologize for their own good. And learn about native culture. They desecrated a church, as surely as if it were Catholic Church, and that’s not right in anyone’s culture, even Nazi culture.

  3. I have never understood hatred against LGBTQA ( did I miss a letter?) people. Don’t bother to understand hatred. Just don’t hate. Your life will automatically improve.

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