Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Never worry about who will be offended if you speak the truth. Worry about who will be misled, deceived and destroyed if you don’t. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Fire Hydrants
  • Let the Lawsuits Begin
  • The Pence Speech
  • Roger Stone

Fire Hydrants:

Last night on the local news they did a story about Great Falls Fire Rescue reminding the public to make sure snow is not piled on hydrants. (KRTV)

Shut the front door!

I’m all for fire safety and can still vividly remember when my house burned down when I was a child. We lost everything.

By the way, Mr. Fire Rescue person, if I had a fire hydrant on my property it would be free of snow just like my sidewalks.

Great Falls Fire Rescue has bigger problems in Great Falls than accessing a fire hydrant – it’s getting to the freaking fire when the side streets are never plowed in the city. Imagine how much faster their response times would be if the roads were plowed inside the city limits of Great Falls. This also impacts medical emergencies. Seconds count.

Great Falls has received a little more than 21 inches of snow this month. While it’s not a snow apocalypse (yet), it’s getting tough to make your way around on many of the side streets – even if you have a big red truck with lots of sirens.

Let the Lawsuits Begin:

The Associated Press (AP) reported that California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Montana is not one of the states filing a lawsuit. The AP says that the states that did file suit all have Democrats as Attorney General (AG). Imagine that.

Plus, Montana AG Tim Fox (R) is running for Governor and he does not want to piss off the Trump people. He will spend the next year or so being a vanilla AG and only taking on causes that will help him in his race for governor.

Nonetheless, I am not an attorney and don’t even play one on TV, and I have not met too many attorneys I even like, but I think the states will win their case against the President. It will be fun to watch.

The Pence Speech:

USA Today reported that Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech to attendees of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

He mentioned he was there on behalf of a “great champion of freedom and of a strong national defense.” Then he said, “I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.”

He waited for applause. None came. Bueller. Bueller. Bueller.

See the story and the video HERE.

Roger Stone:

Several news organizations reported that Roger Stone, who was a former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, continued his strange post-arrest media strategy on Monday by posting an Instagram photo of the federal judge who is presiding over his case with crosshairs near her head. Shortly after posting it, however, Stone deleted the image from his Instagram feed. He also apologized to the judge. (Rolling Stone)

He had placed the following message on the post:

“Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges again [sic] Hillary Clinton and incarcerated Paul Manafort prior to his conviction for any crime. #fixisin Help me fight for my life at @StoneDefenseFund.com.”

He may end up spending time before his trial in prison so he can be a good boy and stay away from the cameras and social media.

 

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