The Monday Memo: Rock & Roll Song, Graham, & Football

Dear Past, Thank you for all the lessons. Dear Future, I am ready. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rock and Roll Song
  • Rev. Franklin Graham
  • Big Football Games
  • One More Thing

Rock and Roll Song:

Well now you shake it to the left
Shake it to the right
Do the hippy shake shake
With all of you might

The Associated Press is reporting that Democratic Rep. Jacob Bachmeier of Havre would like to see the 2019 Legislature declare the “Hippy Hippy Shake” Montana’s official rock and roll song.

Rest assured Montana Legislature watchers, this is not, and I repeat not, the batshit crazy stuff we’ll see in the coming weeks.

I have no problem with this being Montana’s rock and roll song, although there may be a few rockers in the legislature who have other ideas.

Maybe when the legislature meets for the first time in 2019 they can play “Send in the Clowns” in the House and Senate chambers because most of the Montana legislators will end up acting like clowns a few times during the 90 day session.

Rev. Franklin Graham:

Franklin Graham recently said, “The news media are so vicious and relentless in their fault finding and their attacks on the President. It’s just sickening.”

What is sickening to me how a man of God can look the other way when this President lies so much.

I think our country would be better off if Rev. Graham would stay out of politics. Instead, I would like him better if he just prayed for our country and our leaders – and yes that includes President Trump.

I get the feeling that Graham did not care to pray for President Obama.

What Graham does is divide people. His organization does some great work, but he is ruining the Graham name by being partisan.

Big Football Games:

The stage is set for the NFL playoffs. My Kansas City Chiefs have the number one seed in the AFC, so they get a bye week. The New Orleans Saints have the number one seed in the NFC, so they get a bye week.

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams also get byes.

The “Wildcard” round starts Saturday (January 5) at 2:30 p.m. Montana time (Colts at Texans). There are two games on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Click HERE for the schedule.

There is another big game on Saturday, January 5. It’s the NCAA Division I Football Championship between Eastern Washington University and North Dakota State. The game is being played in Frisco, Texas, and it starts at 10:00 a.m. Montana time. It will be carried on ESPN2.

More information can be found HERE.

The other big game is between Alabama and Clemson for the College Football Playoffs National Championship. That game is Monday, January 7, and it starts at 6:00 p.m. Montana time. It is being played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. That is where the 49ers play.

Clemson put a whipping on Notre Dame 30-3 on Saturday. Notre Dame did not belong in the final four. Georgia would have been a great final four team. Maybe even Ohio State.

Alabama went up on Oklahoma 21-0 before the Sooners could say, “What the …?” The final score was Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34. The Tide coasted some and the game was closer than it should have been. The SEC (Alabama) fields tougher teams than the Big 12 (Oklahoma). The Sooners’ Kyler Murray is a good college football player. He should go into pro baseball next.

I expect Alabama to roll over Clemson if Nick Saban can keep his players under control. They seem to lack discipline when it counts.

More information about that game can be found HERE.

One More Thing:

Happy New Year! Thanks for reading The Western Word in 2018.

Have a wonderful new year and please don’t drink and drive!