Wednesday’s Quick Hits

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are several stories that caught my attention:

  • Great Falls School Board Election
  • The “Rainbow” Forecast
  • Montana Speed Limit Increase
  • Chemtrails
  • Marathon Kiss
  • The AF General & Native Americans

Great Falls School Board Election:

It was really not a surprise to me that Bob Moretti defeated write-in candidate Barbara Going for the Great Falls Public Schools board. According to the Great Falls Tribune, the vote was 8,246-3,598. The Tribune also reported:

Because of the late write-in candidate filing, the Cascade County Elections Office had to work extra hours to get the ballots ready to print and out the door in a timely fashion, thus costing the school district about $45,000. Going said she believed that was unfairly held against her as she was just trying to participate in the democratic process and thinks it may have swayed people’s votes.

When I read Going’s comments, my first thought was “Ya think?”

The “Rainbow” Forecast:

It’s a tough job forecasting the weather in and around the Rocky Mountain area, and I imagine the local weather folks probably get a lot of “input” from their viewers. Yesterday the STORMTracker weather (@STWXMT) folks at KRTV (Great Falls, MT) forecast a “rainbow” for 5:14 p.m. local time. See their Tweet HERE.

I did not see a rainbow at 5:14 p.m.  You had one job…

Montana Speed Limit Increase:

The Associated Press reported that Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 375 on Monday, which increases speed limits from 75 mph to 80 mph on interstate segments outside areas with 50,000 or more people and where the Department of Transportation deems it safe. (Source)

I think it’s great they raised the speed limit. People can arrive at their destination more quickly – that is if they can survive not getting run over by a drunk driver or someone texting and driving…


There’s nothing much better than a good chemtrail debate! Read Dr. Ed Berry’s column titled, “Tea Bags attack scientist over Chemtrails” HERE.

The truth is out there…

Marathon Kiss:

The Associated Press reported that during the Boston Marathon, Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners.

So she kissed a man and her daughter snapped a photo. Later, her daughter tried to locate the man. She heard from his wife…

Read the whole story HERE.

The AF General:

The United States Air Force has taken some negative hits recently – especially in the Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) world. The negative hits continue in other parts of the Air Force.

Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz, who is the commander of the 19th Air Force, was serving as the convening authority at a company-grade officer’s Article 15 hearing April 9. Keltz said the accused and another officer looked “drunker than 10,000 Indians” while referring to a photograph of the two officers. (Source)

Keltz resigned, which is good riddance.

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