In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin
Today’s quick hits deal with:
- Cellphone Fines
- Toilet Cleaner
- Public Service Announcement
- Easter Egg Roll
- Saturday Night Live
The Great Falls Tribune recently reported about a bill advancing through the Montana Legislature that would cap the amount of money cities can fine people ticketed for driving while using their cellphones at $100 instead of the $400-$500 some communities such as Great Falls charge.
I support this bill (HB 562) and I hope it passes the Legislature. If it does, I encourage Governor Steve Bullock to sign it.
If you read this blog very much then you know I am against issuing tickets for using a cellphone while driving. Distracted driving can be caused by many things, like eating food while driving to adjusting your radio. Drivers should not do anything that distracts them while driving.
I also think the City of Great Falls is using their cellphone ban more as a fundraiser than as deterrence. Once they saw it was a moneymaker, they increased fines.
The state of Montana and cities, like Great Falls, would be better served to spend more time combating drunk driving.
A Montana State University professor is suing Walmart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a “toilet cleaner.”
If proven correct, some Walmart employee just cost the company several million dollars.
Public Service Announcement:
This is your friendly public service announcement from The Western Word: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is the deadline to file your 2016 tax returns.
If you need to file an extension, you can find out how by clicking HERE.
This has been a public service announcement from The Western Word.
Easter Egg Roll:
Today is the 139th Annual Easter Egg Roll at The White House. Around 21,000 people are scheduled to attend.(WhiteHouse.gov)
This is also a good time to remind folks that Easter candy should be on sale today, so stock up!
Saturday Night Live:
In case you missed Saturday Night Live (SNL), White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) apologizes for his comments about Hitler:
SNL was live coast to coast. It is nice to be able to watch it about an hour earlier.