Today I noticed that an article from December 27 called What Ever Happened to John Morrison? was getting a lot of hits. So I checked it out, and sure enough, there were some new comments (Facebook never informs me of comments on this site).
I was quite surprised to see our former State Auditor commenting on the post. What’s more, a few of his friends came along to comment as well. So if you want to know what John Morrison has really been up to, go check out those comments – he tells you.
Hey, this is my site…I can do what I want.
If you don’t like it, I suggest you leave. I have absolutely no problem with that. And if you think you can do a better job than me, go right ahead. I’ll be the first one at your website and I’ll come back each day to check out what you’re doing. Chances are, however, that you won’t be doing it for long.
Why is that? Because writing is tough, and blogging is tougher.
So that’s why I take a bit of offense to that comment from Michael. Nick can go fuck himself, as far as I’m concerned (they never comment on tax articles), but Michael has a good point – why not do more research?
For this article on John Morrison, I chose not to. I don’t care about John Morrison – no one does. Well, that’s not true – an article about him cheating on his wife and the scandal that followed would shoot right up the rankings!
But no one cares about Morrison’s other ‘accomplishments.’ That was the point of the article I wrote on December 27. Now, if John Morrison wanted people in Montana to care about him, he’d take action. Sure, working for a lot of private companies and law firms and non-profits is something…but that’s something that enriches you, not Montana.
Oh, that can be argued, and I love to argue.
I suppose it comes down to what Caitlin Copple did a few weeks ago, and that’s drop out. And that’s what John Lewis and Amanda Curtis did, they dropped out. Again, we can argue that there is no election cycle and that this is the good thing to do…but remember, few can keep that blog going either.
Now if he started a blog or started sending letters to the newspaper or went to those Democratic meetings in Helena each week, then I might say he still had some use to us. But right now, I’m just not seeing it.
I’m sorry if that offends you – it shouldn’t.
Perhaps I have no use, and that’s great – leave…don’t read me…find your news and opinions elsewhere. I have absolutely no problem with that. Remember, when I started on January 29, 2014, I was talking to myself, and I keep that mindset each and everyday. As far as I’m concerned, no one cares what I do.
That’s a great mindset to have, for you’ll be quite surprised when someone notices what you’re doing. Expecting someone to notice is far worse than being surprised when someone notices. In the former case you’ll be waiting forever.
Maybe most people are just doing nothing of note. There’s a reason they call it the private sector – it’s private, we don’t know what happens. So if you want someone to notice, you’ve got to toot your own horn…or have Marketing do it for you.
I toot my horn everyday, and I’d encourage those Montana politicians (and wannabes) to do the same. Remember, the time of people like John Morrison is through – and Nick and Michael will never have a time…they’re too busy with their own little worlds to run for office (or they just don’t want the cut in pay). You, however, maybe you’ve still got time.
How old are you? If you’re not a Baby Boomer you can do a lot. Hell, even if you are old and has-been you can still get worked up and pissed off, can’t you? If not, maybe the pasture really is the best place. (Ask Pat Williams that - I bet he'd cut off his left arm to get back in).
I’d like to see John Morrison come back and challenge Zinke in ’16. Hell, I’ve heard more from him than John Lewis! At least Amanda Curtis is making some appearances again. And you…what the hell are you doing?
City Council elections are coming up, and filing starts in May. Why not put your name out there, write a few letters to the paper, and start the journey to get your name known. You’ll learn about campaign finance firsthand and maybe even knock on a door. You’ll start saving campaign mailings instead of throwing them away. You’ll start to care…perhaps for the first time, or maybe for the first time in awhile.
A year ago no one knew who the hell I was. Now most do. Where do you want to be a year from now?