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 …