Tuesday’s Quick Hits

You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you. – Climate Activist Greta Thunberg (age 16)

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Montana Campaign Contributions
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Kansas City Royals

MONTANA CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS:

There’s just a little more freedom of speech in Montana to those who believe campaign contribution dollars mean free speech.

Lee Newspapers reports that campaign contribution limits are going up slightly in Montana, following an every-other-year adjustment to match inflation required under state law. As an example, Lee said that contributions from an individual to a candidate for governor went from $680 to $710.

That means the campaigns can afford better pizza for the volunteers!

You can check out the new limits by clicking HERE.

By the way, you can send unlimited amounts of cash to The Western Word!

Is this a great country or what?

GRETA THUNBERG:

I love it when young people take on issues that are near and dear to them.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who is just 16, addressed the United Nation’s Climate Action Summit in New York City on Monday.

It was powerful – watch her five-minute speech below:

Thank you, Greta Thunberg.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS:

Yesterday I wrote that the Kansas City Royals had joined three other Major League Baseball (MLB) teams in losing at least 100 games. The Royals lost 104 games last season. They still have the same manager. I expect that to change at the end of the season. Their fans deserve better.

And just like that, today the Royals manager Ned Yost announced that he was stepping down at the end of the season. (MLB.com/Royals)

Yost has managed the Royals for the past 10 years. In his 16 years of managing (Brewers and Royals), Yost won two American League pennants and the World Series 2015.

His overall record is 1201 wins and 1338 losses (.473). He posted just five winning seasons. (baseball-reference.com)

Yost will probably never have to buy a drink for himself in Kansas City again because he led the Royals to the World Series title in 2015, but in all but two years (2014/2015) the Royals were not that competitive. He should have departed a few years back.

It would be great if the Royals could hire someone like former Yankees manager Joe Girardi – someone who knows about winning.

 

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