Tuesday’s Quick Hits

I’m looking for a moisturizer that hides the fact that I have been tired since 2010. – Unknown

In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:

  • Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Deb Haaland
  • One More Thing


Don’t forget to participate in The Western Word poll that asks if you are going to get the vaccine when you are authorized. Click HERE to see the poll. The results will be posted Thursday.

I was able to sign up and obtain a COVID vaccine here in Great Falls. It was a struggle to leave the bunker, but since I love my fellow man (and woman), I thought it was my duty to start the process of getting vaccinated.

I went through CVS (I have their app on my phone) and signed up early Saturday morning around 3:00 a.m. (I don’t sleep too well). Just about all the appointments were open at that time, so I picked Monday morning.

When I arrived at CVS I was greeted and was soon in line for the next tech. The tech took my temperature and asked which arm. After that, it was over and I waited 15 minutes to see if there were any side effects. There were none and I was on my way. This is the Pfizer vaccine, so I will return in three weeks for round two. It’s been a few hours and my arm is a little sore, but that is it except for the third eye that is starting to grow in the middle of my forehead (just kiddin about the third eye).

The personnel administering the vaccines at CVS were very professional and polite. I give them a 10/10. It’s fun to get out of the bunker once in a while and meet new people!


The Associated Press (AP) reported late Monday afternoon that the U.S. Senate confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation’s tribes for nearly two centuries.

It’s about time!

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) voted for Haaland. U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), who tried his best to derail and delay the nomination, voted against the nomination. (Source)

The vote was 51-40. The AP reports that four Republicans voted yes: Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.


People say, “Go big or go home,” as if going home is a bad thing. Hell yeah, I wanna go home, and I’m gonna take a nap when I get there. – Unknown


4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. It is unfortnuate that Sen. Daines chose to use his best Breitbart-speak – radical, extremist, etc. – name-calling in attacking Rep Haaland. It reflects badly on the entire state of Montana. Makes us look like a pack of raving wingnuts. You wish he could communicate like a normal down-to-earth Montanan.

    Pres Biden’s crushing 7 million vote victory over Trumpism demonstrates that Rep Haaland’s and Pres Biden’s views of the stewardship of public lands are not radicalism but more the American mainstream, as opposed to the far-right extractive industry-friendly “dig it all up, pump it all out, cut it all down, kill-em-all off, and do it now” Trump approach that Daines continues to champion.

    • Terry- Good points. Daines seems to forget that his guy lost and with that loss Biden gets to put his people in place. All Daines does is attack and it’s getting old. I remember when new Presidents were allowed time before they were attacked.
      Thanks, JmB

      • Not only does he continue to simply attack, he continues to lose. Take that wasted energy while you’re in the minority and maybe redirect it into proposals to educate America’s kids in high tech and bring 21st century jobs to states like Montana, like the RightNow Technologies and spinoffs Gianforte and Daines built in Bozeman. The kids of Montana deserve more options than driving a truck in the pit at Butte or digging a hole for a pipeline. The Dems seem amenable to supporting new high tech ventures. Work with them.

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