Too Much Reading Between The Lines?

by Travis Mateer

If you play by the unspoken rules of the game, you get rewards. Does taking funding mean shutting up about how wealth uses money helps the poors? I hope that’s not too much reading between the lines connecting the “charitable” Jeff Bezos to a beggars-can’t-be-choosers local recipient of $2.5 million.

I also hope the local mentally ill woman who is fixated on Jeff Bezos doesn’t hear about this charitable development to help people like her. If you want some documentation about this unhealthy fixation, here’s the one and only tweet she ever published.

Another factor that makes the timing of this local donation extra fun is the mystery warehouse our local newspaper wrote about last month. Any update, Missoulian?

If you want to follow the scent of money being earmarked to help people like Tracy at the STATE level, this is what the smell of a $2 billion dollar surplus looks like on Twitter:

Hannah, you seem nice, so here’s the VERY SIMPLE answer: money. I don’t think Greg swings in other ways this bleached-out political calculator would find useful.

There are more lines I’m starting to read between, like our Governor’s FWP budget games, and the priorities of the ACLU at the upcoming session, but I’ll save those for other posts.

Instead I’ll take a moment to enjoy the violence delivered on screen by Beth Dutton, the fictional blonde who lives to protect daddy’s ranch on the show Yellowstone.

In the previous episode, Beth screws up by beating the shit out of a woman for trying to steal her man. Here’s a portion of the conversation Beth has with her Attorney General brother, Jaime, after he bails her out:

Boy, you have really fսcking done it this time.

What’s the big deal, Jamie? I got into a bar fight in Bozeman. I mean, Montana Board of Tourism should put that on fսcking t-shirts.

I don’t think the Montana Board of Tourism is too fond of locals beating the shit out of tourists on vacation.

Well, that’s why I called you. You can find the rug to sweep this under, right?

There is no rug for this one, Beth. It’s a County Attorney issue.

Luckily for Beth, the County Attorney is a servile cog more than willing to get out of doing the paperwork on this case of aggravated assault on a California cougar. Almost makes you want to buy a t-shirt, doesn’t it?

It’s funny this t-shirt uses the Kardashians as the opposing force to Beth Dutton because Kardashian migratory patterns include landing and recreating at Lake Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho. I’ve heard this from several sources in recent travels to Spokane while shopping in local stores for trinkets.

To wrap this up I’ll mention another resident of the west, the black man formerly known as Kanye West. I suggest watching this video from this former resident of Cody, Wyoming.

What, you didn’t know Kanye digs Wyoming? Kind of makes you think twice about that weird line in the movie Real Genius, which I wrote about on Sunday.

Anyway, the Thanksgiving weekend is over. Time to get back to work. To help MY work, please consider making a donation at my about page.

Thanks for reading!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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4 Responses to Too Much Reading Between The Lines?

  1. Pete Talbot says:

    Any regrets for casting your ballot for Ye (Kanye, that is) in the last presidential election, Trav?
    From your “Stop the Steal” post of 9/27/21: “Before you assume I’m just a sore loser still angry at the results of the 2020 election you should know I voted for Kanye West for president.”

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