Just one short snippet for this Sunday morning, for I am both exhausted and discouraged and most anything I write is going to come out surly at best.

Mr. Greg Gianforte first popped onto my radar in May 2017 when he beat up a reporter … yes, physically beat up Ben Jacobs, a reporter from The Guardian during a campaign event.  The fools in Montana elected him to the U.S. House of Representatives anyway, and last year they went one better and elected him as the governor of Montana.

Beating up a reporter who was simply trying to ask a question is a serious crime, one worthy of some prison time and certainly not one to be taken lightly, as the people of Montana have apparently done.  Gianforte had a history of abusing and damning the press even before the 2017 event, and he does not, obviously, have the temperament to be in government … in any position.

But what he did last month is, to me, worthy of a life-long prison sentence.  He committed murder.  Yes, murder … for no good reason whatsoever, he trapped and killed a black wolf in Yellowstone National Park.  Now, I’m in a rage because of what he did to the wolf … a collared wolf, meaning he was under the protection of the park.  Others, however, are only upset that Gianforte didn’t take a mandated trapper education course before murdering the wolf.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  He was given a warning, no fine, and is being allowed to keep the beautiful victim’s head and hide for … bragging rights?  The wolf, No. 1155, was born in the park, was estimated to be 6 or 7 years old and had been collared by park biologists in 2018.


This wasn’t Gianforte’s first murder, either, for in 2017, the same year he beat up Ben Jacobs, he murdered a bull elk and was given only a warning and a $70 fine.  Okay, as far as I’m concerned, we can cut Montana out of the United States map, if people there are stupid enough to first send this evil idiot to Congress, then elect him to the governorship, and not care that he murders beautiful, defenseless animals.  Gianforte, by the way, received a written warning.  He better hope that when I come back to earth as a wolf I don’t land in Montana!

And now I shall go howl myself to sleep …

howling wolf


  1. Jill, what has always bothered me about the Gianforte rise is, after the chest beating former president declared the press the enemy (primarily because they ask questions about his deceitful ways), beating up a reporter was glorified as some great conquest. It is not. It is battery. Keith

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    • Agreed! I’m surprised the former guy didn’t award him a Presidential Medal of Freedom for what he did. Among some, violence seems to be a thing to be proud of. Sigh.


  2. Education.

    Did I mention that education for empathy was important?

    And critical thinking.

    Did I mention that both are needed, together?
    For the long-term?
    For both adults and kids?


    Like, starting with libraries, maybe? And Health care, which, if they had those up in Montana, they might know to think of these things differently?

    Thank you, Jill, for educating us with every blog post,
    Stay safe,

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  3. It’s difficult to “like” this post. 😠

    The only excuse for the voters in Montana is they (like SO MANY other voters) simply voted “Republican.” I daresay the majority of them had NO CLUE related to the instances you mentioned.

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    • Yes, I’ve often said that WordPress needs a few other options besides “like”. Either you’re right and they just vote “Republican” without considering the person they’re voting for, else they are all arrogant bastards who believe it is their right to take the lives of animals … maybe even people. Sigh.

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  4. “the fools of Montana.” SIGH. So appropriate. Once again, the bigger the jerk, the more popular you are in the Republican Party. It’s a disease!!

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      • I’d like it to end in the complete demise and moderate rebranding of the Republican Party. I know, what the hell am I smoking, right?

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        • Sigh. Like you, I’d like the GOP to burn to the ground and have to re-build from the ashes, but first … Trump must die. I see no other choice, for far too many are enamored of the cruel, evil “man”. I guess I’m smoking something too … I thought that last tobacco I bought (I roll my own smokes) tasted a bit odd 😉

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          • LOL….Yes, how many tears would be shed for his criminal/lying ass? Only those in the cult would care. I doubt there would even be a state funeral. He sure as hell wouldn’t deserve it. Besides, just saw a study that said if he’d been an actual competent president, he could have saved 100’s of thousands of deaths from Covid. In other words, he’s a negligent accessory to thousands of deaths. We, of course, knew that already. Funny how the press never likes to mention it!

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  5. Thank you for sharing!!… obviously he is still controlled by his Neanderthal instincts and is able to fuel his ego by killing a animal, much to the delight of his followers (foundation).. that tells one a lot about his followers… “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom”( Isaac Asimov)… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your troubles be less
    Your blessings be more
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door
    (Irish Saying)

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