Terrific News Tuesday

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

Hey kids – it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Domestic Air Fares
  • Gas Prices
  • Small Business Workshop
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
  • Loyal Service

Domestic Air Fares:

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average domestic air fare decreased to $372 in the third quarter of 2015, down 6.2 percent from $396 in the third quarter of 2014, falling to the lowest level since 2010.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your stewardess speaking…We regret any inconvenience the sudden cabin movement might have caused, this is due to periodic air pockets we encountered, there’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your flight…By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? – Elaine Dickinson from the movie Airplane!

Gas Prices:

The good news is that gas prices are still falling. According to MontanaGasPrices.com, the lowest price per gallon in Montana is $1.56 and several places in Great Falls are selling gas for $1.69.

Road trip time…


Small Business Opportunity Workshop:

It’s always good to see our elected officials help constituents. U.S. Senator Jon Tester is hosting a Small Business Opportunity Workshop today in Billings. More info can be found HERE.

Small businesses are very important in Montana…

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition:

The good news (for some) is the Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit Edition 2016 release date was yesterday (Monday, February 15). According to SI, there will be not one, but three different Swimsuit covers. Plus-sized model Ashley Graham, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and model Hailey Clauson will each appear on an individual cover. (Source)

Is this a great country or what?

Loyal Service:

I think the good news here is that you can get awarded for loyal service…

For at least six years, a Spanish civil servant named Joaquín García failed to show up for work as a building supervisor, but quietly collected a $41,500 salary from his local government.(BBC)

Apparently he would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for him getting an award for his 20 years of loyal service.

I wonder if he learned about getting paid and not showing up for work from members of the U.S. Congress…

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10 thoughts on “Terrific News Tuesday

  1. C’mon JmB, let’s go for real humor. How about Anita Hill? Maybe that’ll get ol’ Silent Clarence to talking from the bench.

  2. I think you hit it, Joaquin Garcia did learn that from Congress. As interesting aside I heard last night was that President Obama could actually make a recess Supreme court appointment, guess Eisenhower made 2 during his term. What then followed was a fascinating discussion of how the Senate, who seems to be constantly on recess, could finish the year without again recessing. The fun continues.

    • Thanks Kathy – A recess appointment would about send the GOP over the edge to the point of no return. That would be fun to watch. – JmB

      • Indeed it would, but Obama has already said he will wait until after Congress comes back from recess which is next Mon.
        So sometime after that we’ll have a name.

  3. Domestic Airfares-
    Airlines continue to charge fuel surcharges in their fares that were introduced and needed for airline survival when oil was over $100/barrel. Now that it is under $30/barrel, we still pay…

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