Tuesday’s Quick Hits

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. ― Winston S. Churchill

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • MT GOP State Officers’ Convention
  • Randolph “Tex” Alles
  • Kirstjen Nielsen
  • Baylor Lady Bears
  • Virginia Cavaliers

Montana Republican Party State Officers’ Convention:

This is a Public Service Announcement from The Western Word –

The 2019 Montana Republican Party State Officers’ Convention will be held on June 13-15, 2019, at the Helena Great Northern Hotel.

More information about the meeting can be found HERE.

Randolph “Tex” Alles:

Most people don’t know Randolph “Tex” Alles, but he is the director of the Secret Service. He was appointed by President Donald Trump in April 2017.

Alles previously served as the acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as in the United States Marine Corps, in which he reached the rank of major general. (Wiki)

On Monday, the White House confirmed that Alles was leaving his post next month. It has been reported that James Murray, a career Secret Service agent, would take over the agency in May.

There are far too many changes in this administration. It’s hurting the country.

Kirstjen Nielsen:

Some of the messages about Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen leaving her position were funny. Here’s a sampling:

From @chelseahandler

Best of luck to Kirstjen Nielsen. I’m not sure where you’ll get hired with a resume that includes “locking kids in cages.” I’m kidding, good luck at Fox News.

From The Other 98%

If this were a Twilight Zone episode, Kirstjen Nielsen would wake up in a small cage with Latin American children on the outside watching her.

Baylor Lady Bears:

Baylor beat Notre Dame 82-81 to claim the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship on Sunday. It was a great game. Congrats to Baylor.

I enjoy watching women’s college basketball much more than the men’s game. The fundamentals are better in the women’s game.

Read the recap of the game HERE.

Virginia Cavaliers:

The Virginia Cavaliers beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 85-77 in overtime to win the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Monday night.

Fans may remember that last year (2018), the #1 ranked Cavaliers lost to #16 seed University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the first round of the NCAA tournament. That had never happened.

Now the Cavaliers are champs. That is quite a comeback.

It was a great game – the defenses were tough and the final score does not do justice to the game. Read the recap of the game HERE.

As for my brackets, I had Virginia going all the way on one bracket and finished in first place in the small group I was in.

Attention: Now that college basketball is over, the NBA playoffs start Saturday (April 13) and the NFL draft is April 25-27.

 

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