The other day, the Missoulian ran a story about the dysfunction at Warm Springs in an article entitled, 40% of positions open at Montana State Hospital, staff blame administration.
After reading the long article, I put out the following comment, “Sounds like Gianforte needs to fire Kyle Fouts, and fast.”
The other two comments suggested that we fire Gianforte, or that we never should have hired him in the first place.
I feel sorry for those commenters.
I wonder how they’ll feel in November 2024 when Gianforte is elected to his second term.
Because as of now, there’s no serious challenger to him. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any credible Dem candidates for any of the 2024 statewide offices.
Not a one.
Helluva bench the Dems have. But hey…at least their executive director is making $6,000 a month in salary.
That’s a lot of money…all going to a very corrupt woman, Moffie Funk.
Remember how we exposed her corruption of ‘campaign money laundering’ back in 2016? But more than that….we exposed the pay-to-play Dem scheme in this state.
Is it any wonder Funk made it ‘to the top?’
Now she gets $6,000 a month. Yes, you can rest easy, knowing she’ll be fine.
Meanwhile…how are your household’s finances? Has the grocery budget taken a hit? I bet it has.
Who do you blame for that?
Biden? Trump? Gianforte?
Watch the media or read the commenting section or slog into social media, and you’ll see most sentiment is anti-Gianforte.
It’s always going to be like this, no matter what he does.
Like his current 12 Days of Giving Tour.
I first heard about this yesterday. There was a news story about him donating a third of his salary to the Livingston food bank.
Grocery costs are up 6.4% in that county this year, and the food bank says they’re seeing a 300% increase in demand.
The thing I like about Gianforte is that he puts his money where his mouth is.
He touts the fact that he’s a God-fearing Christian…and he acts like it. He feeds the poor.
Of course, it’s easy to do that when you’re a multi-millionaire. But the truth is, we can all do that. I don’t make much, but I’ve given over $600 to various charities this year.
Here are 25 Bible verses on giving.
Sometimes I don’t realize how much I have until I give some away.
One of my favorites is giving to Heifer International this time each year. This is the second year I’ve given them $120.
Last year it was so someone could get a goat; this year it’s a sheep.
Periodically through the year, they’ll send me an update on the person that received that animal, and how it changed their life.
Kind of gets me forgetting about gas and grocery prices. The About Schmidt moment.
Gianforte started his 12 Days of Giving Tour on November 30, the day the Christmas tree was put in the capitol building. That first day saw a coat drive, and he and his wife donated some coats for that effort.
It might sound inconsequential, but we just had a homeless person die in the Bitterroot last month from the cold.
Two dimes and a nickel, the story was called. Might not seem like a lot, but for some…it could be the world.
The Livingston food bank was the 6th stop on the governor’s 12-day giving tour.
We know he did coats on the first day because of a state press release. The media picked-up on Day 6 because of the large monetary donation, about $50,000.
I have no idea what he did on the other days, or what’s upcoming. The media doesn’t seem to care.
But I’m interested.
So I did something I rarely do…I visited Facebook.
The governor has an official page there, and he’s telling us what the media won’t.
- Day 7: Visit the Bozeman warming shelter and their Housing First Village.
- Day 6: The Livingston food bank donation.
- Day 5: Blood donation drive.
- Day 4: Gianforte and his whole cabinet donated to Toys for Tots.
- Day 3: Donating boots to the Great Falls rescue mission.
- Day 2: Montana food bank donations.
- Day 1: Coat drive.
I really encourage you to watch the Day 3 video (Dec. 2) on his Facebook page.
The line of people he was giving boots to were all older men, in their 50s and 60s. Homeless folks, people that have lost a lot of hope. The prime demographic for suicide.
I’m glad our governor is taking time to recognize these folks.
Well, there you have it.
We have five days left in the governor’s giving tour. I fully expect the media to ignore those days. I’ll try to give you an update when it’s done.
Thanks for reading.