I’m at that delusional age where I think everyone my age looks way older than I do. – Unknown
Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:
- Montana Legislature
- GFPD Lip Sync
- New GFPD Schedule
- Mueller’s Redacted Report
- Trump the Firefighter
According to an MTN News report, HB 658 which is the bill to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana was revived in the state Senate Monday morning by the narrowest of votes (26-24), setting up another debate and vote to possible move the bill toward approval.
It looks like the “third reading” of the bill is scheduled for today (Tuesday 4/16).
Members of the Montana Legislature who have a heart should vote for the Medicaid expansion bill.
Some other good news is that Hanna’s Act (HB 21) which passed the state House 99-0 earlier in the session passed the “second reading” in the state Senate 36-14.
This is another bill that if a Montana Legislator has half a brain they will support it.
GFPD Lip Sync:
Vote early and vote often!
MTN News is reporting that the musical talent of the Great Falls Police Department (GFPD) is catching some national attention. GFPD is one of 30 agencies whose lip sync video could appear on a CBS special, ‘Lip Sync to the Rescue.’
They need your votes – lots of votes. Click HERE to vote for GFPD.
New GFPD Schedule:
Over the weekend the Great Falls Tribune ran a story about a new schedule being used by the Great Falls Police Department. The story was titled, “Protecting Great Falls: New GFPD schedule puts officers where they’re needed.”
Maybe they have a new schedule so they have more time to shoot lip sync videos.
Here is part of the way the new schedule was explained:
Day shift now runs from 6 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Afternoon shift is split, with a sergeant and four officers working 10 a.m.-8:40 p.m. and the remaining two officers working 3:40 p.m.-2:20 a.m. Night shift runs from 7:20 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The Tribune also provided a chart so readers can see when most police officers are working so they can stay off their cell phones while driving.
Just kidding about the cell phone part.
I was thinking the online version of the story should have had the theme from “Cops” playing in the background:
Bad boys, bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When they come for you
I’m sure criminals will enjoy studying the chart, too.
Mueller’s Redacted Report:
The Department of Justice announced that they obtained enough black, blue, and yellow magic markers to finish the color-coded redactions and will be able to release the redacted Mueller report this Thursday.
I’m just kidding about the black, blue, and yellow magic markers part, but the Associated Press (AP) and other news organizations reported that the Justice Department announced Monday that it expects to release the redacted version Thursday morning. It will be released to Congress and to the public.
I believe a complete unredacted report should be released to the leaders of the House and Senate.
Trump the Firefighter:
During the fire that consumed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, President Donald Trump was on Twitter offering his ideas:
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!
That idea is right up there with his idea of raking forests to stop wildfires.