Monday’s Quick Hits

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

Today’s quick hits include:

  • Bumper Sticker Mania
  • Social Security
  • Great Falls flooding
  • Blog of the Week

There’s much more, so watch out…

Bumper Sticker Mania:

Earlier this year I contacted several statewide candidates here in Montana asking for a free bumper sticker. Steve Bullock, Greg Gianforte, Kristen Juras, and Denise Juneau quickly responded and their bumper stickers were featured here at The Western Word.

They are also on display at The Western Word world headquarters.

I contacted several candidates for President, too. Only Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton responded. Donald Trump wants me to donate to get a bumper sticker. No thanks, Donald.

On Friday I received a bumper sticker from Monica Lindeen, candidate for Secretary of State. Thanks to Team Lindeen for sending me this bumper sticker and for being one of the candidates who was responsive to my request. I like that in an elected official:


It’s free (almost) publicity for the cost of a stamp!

Social Security Turns 81:

Yesterday was Social Security’s 81st Anniversary! Happy Anniversary!

Every year around this time we get to read emails, Tweets, and Facebook posts from politicians either saying they will fight to save Social Security or that we need to fight to make sure the other party or candidate does not privatize Social Security…blah, blah, blah.

I just hope it holds on until I get mine!

Great Falls Flooding:

I had quite a chuckle when I watched a story from KRTV in which Great Falls Public Works Director Jim Rearden talked about the recent flash flooding in Great Falls:

Public Works Director Jim Rearden says the system worked well to minimize flood activity and water damage.

He says the volume of water that fell during the two storms is what caused the flooding activity – not the city’s storm drains, which became overwhelmed with the amount of water.

I don’t think “the system” worked well. Probably many of the folks who had flooded homes and cars don’t believe the city storm system worked well.

I’m thinking Jim Rearden needs to get out of the office more. With last week’s flooding, it will be easier for Rearden and his people see where the help is needed.

Blog of the Week:

Once again “The Western Word” was named “Blog of the Week” by the Great Falls Tribune!

Thank you, Great Falls Tribune!

Last week I wrote about the spat between former Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler and the current general manager of the Broncos, John Elway. The Tribune used this part in their Blog of the Week section:

“I have never cared for former Denver quarterback and current general manager of the Broncos, John Elway. That’s mostly because I am a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan, but also because I’ve always felt Elway was sort of a crybaby.”

Go Chiefs!

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