by Travis Mateer
A very odd kind of protest took place recently at Beehive Homes, a congregate living facility serving disabled individuals. The issue, apparently, is the booster status of a Beehive resident who REALLY wants a booster shot, but can’t get it because they are in lockdown.
And why are they in lockdown? Is it because the vaccines aren’t working as we’ve been told? Or is it because 25% of Beehive staff are vaccine resistors?
“A disabled resident of BeeHive Homes recently contacted Summit Independent Living after contracting COVID-19 in the facility,” explained Travis Hoffman, the interim director of Summit.
Although the resident was vaccinated when all BeeHive residents were initially vaccinated, the resident decided to get a booster shot after contracting COVID last week, Hoffman said. Since the middle of January, BeeHive Homes of Missoula has been under health officer’s order from the Missoula City-County Health Department for an uncontrolled COVID outbreak.
That meant the resident has been unable to leave the facility to get a booster shot or have someone come in, Hoffman said.
“In addition, and more importantly, BeeHive does not require staff to be vaccinated,” Hoffman said. “Disabled people are at far greater risk from COVID-19, and people living in any congregate setting are at extreme risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19.”
The emphasis is mine because the little fact that the resident was ALREADY vaccinated SHOULD call into question the efficacy of the vaccines, but that is NOT what these “protestors” have taken away from this shit-show.
No, these vaccine bullies instead focused their ire on the staff who are refusing the pressure campaign and, as we’ll see, Montana Republicans who got HB 702 passed.
Several of the protesters, including Marsha Katz, Jenny Montgomery and Gavin Workman, asked Harding what he is doing to encourage his staff to get vaccinated. They suggested he offer incentives for vaccination, because a Montana law called House Bill 702, passed in 2021, prevents employers from requiring vaccinations.
Harding said the law, written by Republican legislators and signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte, prevents his facility from requiring vaccinations.
When I saw Montgomery’s name, I wondered what a booze peddler who got Covid relief money to stay in business was doing bullying a facility like Beehive to make their staffing crisis worse by coercing a medical intervention 25% of the staff are refusing. Then I read further and discovered Montgomery is ALSO a Summit Independent Living board member.
Jenny Montgomery, a board member of Summit Independent Living, said HB 702 has put people’s lives in danger. Monday’s protest was also aimed at trying to convince the 25% of staff members to get vaccinated and stepping up pressure on state government.
“We need the Legislature to step up and protect people,” she said, adding that she doesn’t understand how staff members rationalize not getting vaccinated when residents get extremely sick or die from COVID-19.
I would LOVE to educate Jenny Montgomery about the reasons people are refusing to get jabbed. Maybe I should go to her distillery to see if an educational opportunity presents itself?
That distillery, located on Front Street in downtown Missoula, was busy SAVING LIVES when this plandemic first got going, and it was this distillery where Jon Tester chose to tout the benefits of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
Senator Jon Tester made a visit to Missoula, touting President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the impacts that it is having on Western Montana.
The Montgomery Distillery was the scene for Friday’s press conference.
The distillery received aid from the plan that was passed by Congress back in March, but the plan didn’t just help financially, it helped the local vaccine supply in Western Montana.
Ah, cool, so Jenny Montgomery got some aid for her distillery where she makes the booze that does so many wonderful things for the people who consume it, then is pivoting to adding her voice to the pressure campaign to jab all Beehive employees so that one disabled person can get boosted because the first two jabs didn’t do the job.
One of my favorite parts of the bully article is when local comedian, Michael Beers, threatens to return and protest if the owner of Beehive doesn’t take additional guidance from the Health Department.
After an hour-long conversation, the protesters convinced Harding to at least seek guidance from the health department on how to get a booster shot for the resident.
“If you don’t, we’ll be back again with more people,” said protester Michael Beers.
With all this protesting and THREATS of protesting being discussed, I’m thinking of rallying some counter-protestors myself in SUPPORT of the staff refusing the jab.
I’m also considering a Friday evening megaphone session outside the Montgomery Distillery to raise awareness of the bullying tactics influencers like Jenny Montgomery are utilizing.
I’ve been aware of Jenny Montgomery since she got involved in the Mayor’s Downtown Advisory Commission all the way back in 2014. Four years later, Montgomery was giving a tiny little donation to Nancy de Pastino, the woman who tried to impose her gun control beliefs on the suicide prevention effort known as Project Tomorrow.
Here’s the screen shot of Montgomery’s Democratic support:
As I was researching Jenny Montgomery yesterday and leaving messages with comedians with the last name BEERS about their little threats (little, ha ha) and the counter-measures I am planning, I was SHOCKED to find a curious little proposal to BEER a vacant school building. This proposal got County Commissioner backing around this time last year for the Montgomery’s vision.
If you’re worried the Montgomery’s may run into a pesky “policy” regarding making money peddling booze in a school building, don’t worry. STRICT policies are only for my kids’ faces. LOOSE policies exist for those who loosen their purse strings for the GREAT political party serving GREAT LEADER.
Here’s the reporting on the bending of the rules for a pair of privileged enablers of LEADER’S GREATNESS!
“We were thinking about economic vibrancy, neighborhood development, more economic activity, jobs, etcetera, in what is right now a pretty unused space,” Slotnick said.
The proposal was brought forward by Ryan and Jenny Montgomery, owners of the Montgomery Distillery in Missoula.
MCPS has a district policy that prohibits alcohol on school property.
The County’s letter stated that they believe the Montgomery proposal is an ‘appropriate exception to that rule’.
Well, if it’s APPROPRIATE, who am I to complain?
No, complaining is the LAST thing on my mind. What I want to do is EDUCATE and I will use appropriately LOUD methods to ensure my message is heard.
Thanks for reading.