Monday’s Quick Hits

When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal. – Richard M. Nixon

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Malcontent Malarkey
  • Lee Newspapers & Zinke
  • HB 430
  • Last Night in Sweden
  • NBA All-Star Game

Malcontent Malarkey:

In the “’I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” category, fellow blogger David Sherman over at has a post up titled “Malcontent Malarkey.”

Sherman is writing in response to comments from Rick Tryon, who lost a close city commission race back in 2015 to Tracy Houck:

Rick Tryon has taken some direct shots at me and at KRTV (and the Tribune), so here is my (personal) response.

Ever since he lost to Tracy Houck in the 2015 City Commission election, he has attempted to blame KRTV and the Tribune (he hasn’t mentioned KFBB, as far as I know). But every few weeks, he posts on Facebook that KRTV and the Trib failed to properly report on Houck’s campaign violations, which I guess he thinks caused him to lose to Houck in a very, very, very close election.

I’ve written about Tryon and Houck several times. Back in December 2015, I wrote:

There’s a lot of bitterness from Tryon and his supporters. It reminds me of the question, “You want some cheese with your whine?”

Maybe this is just a hunch, but I don’t think the saga of Rick Tryon and Tracy Houck will be going away anytime soon.

Read the whole post from Sherman HERE. I imagine there will be several responses…

Lee Newspapers & Zinke:

Lee Newspapers reported this weekend that current Montana Congressman and Secretary of Interior nominee Ryan Zinke has not been showing up for work.

Good job Lee Newspapers – You’re a few days (or weeks) behind several Montana blogs in reporting that Zinke is not doing his job…

HB 430:

Since I am getting up in years, I’ve told my kids when they put me in a retirement home to make sure I have an internet connection and cable TV in my room. I might want to amend that to make sure the retirement home has a liquor license.

In the Montana Legislature there is House Bill 430, which if passed would allow some senior living facilities, known as continuing care retirement communities, to apply for liquor licenses.(GF Tribune)

This would be much better than having kids or grandkids sneak in a bottle…

Last Night in Sweden:

In his campaign speech at a rally in Florida over the weekend President Donald Trump referenced an incident in Sweden. The New York Times (NYT) reports that Trump said this:

“You look at what’s happening,” he told his supporters. “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?”

The NYT then reported:

Nothing particularly nefarious happened in Sweden on Friday — or Saturday, for that matter — and Swedes were left baffled.

Of course, Twitter went wild. One of my favs was from Chelsea Clinton:

What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?

I love Twitter (#LastNightInSweden) and I love that our current president gives people like me plenty of material.

Yesterday, Trump explained on Twitter that his comments about “last night in Sweden” were in reference to something he saw on Fox News. Fox News…

NBA All-Star Game:

There wasn’t a lot of defense during the 2017 NBA All-Star game last night. The West All-Stars beat the East All-Stars 192-182. (ESPN)

A game of HORSE might have been more entertaining…


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2 thoughts on “Monday’s Quick Hits

  1. My wife’s family lives in a rural community in Sweden. They tell us women are advised not to leave home after dark. So much crime now since migrants started flooding in. They would love to send them all home.

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