Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the day…

Have the confidence of a naked toddler wearing a t-shirt on his head. – Unknown

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

  • 2021’s Most Patriotic States
  • Trump’s Statement
  • The Western Word Poll
  • One More Thing


Well hello, Montana! In case you missed it, Montana was ranked the #1 most patriotic state in America by the financial website WalletHub.

Here is how they made the determination:

In order to determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Our data set ranges from the state’s military enlistees and veterans to the share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.

More information, like methodology and other rankings, can be found by clicking HERE.

I knew when the outsiders took over (Greg Gianforte from California, Steve Daines from California, Matt Rosendale from Maryland, and of course, Jack the Blogger from Missouri) the old patriotism cup would runneth over!


I thought when I first heard about former President Trump’s Father’s Day statement that it was a joke. It was not. (Source)

Here is what it said:

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

Happy Father’s Day to all, including the Radical Left, RINOs, and other Losers of the world. Hopefully, eventually, everyone will come together!

I think it’s safe to say that Trump will be an ass until the end.


Last week, Cascade County (Great Falls), Montana, Sheriff Jesse Slaughter announced that he was switching political parties from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

This week’s poll question asks, “Do you agree with Sheriff Slaughter’s decision to switch political parties?”

Click HERE for background information and to participate in the poll.

The results will be posted Thursday.


Did you know that on the Canary Islands there is not one canary? And on the Virgin Isles? Same thing – not one canary there either! – Unknown


4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. If I might intrude regarding your tweet about UFOs, I was at Malmstrom shortly after those incidents occurred. I arrived in late 1972 after a year in Nam. I worked security in the missile fields my last year. I worked with guys that were actually there when the UFOs were hovering above the launch facilities. They described them in great detail. Scared the crap out of them. I also used to go down in the launch capsule and play cards with the launch crew. They told me how the power went out at all the missile sites for no apparent reason. They also told me a story about how they almost had an accidental launch of the missiles too. They were testing a launch simulation and the thing just kept going. Finally, at the last minute before blowing the blast doors off, the thing stopped. Very strange. I had no reason to not believe them.

    I had never really read anything about those incidents until much later. I didn’t know what to make of it at the time, but it was common knowledge among launch crews and security folks. Glad to see it coming out now.


    • Larry – when I was stationed at Malmstrom 89-92 there were still many wild stories. I worked in the missile complex (east side). Loved the summers in the missile complex. The tales probably grew taller as time went by. Robert Hastings has written about nukes and ufos some. Interesting stuff. Thanks, JmB

      • Got a lot of my info from capsule crew guy who had been a bird dog pilot in Nam. I thought of him as a very credible source. Can’t remember his name, but I don’t think he’d have any reason to embellish. I think the release of the report will shed a lot of light on what we know.

      • This really pisses me off that they didn’t go into more detail with the Malmstrom incident.

        “ In this country we’ve had incidents where these UAPs have interfered and actually brought offline our nuclear capabilities,” Luis Elizondo, former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, the earlier iteration of the Pentagon’s UAP taskforce, told the Washington Post. Elizondo resigned in 2017, out of frustration that UAP were not being taken seriously enough by defense leaders.

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        “We also have data suggesting that in other countries these things have interfered with their nuclear technology and actually turned them on, put them online.”

        While the US government was ordered to publish the unclassified report, experts said that a classified annex, which the public will not see, contains some of the juiciest details.”

        As I mentioned, the capsule crews told me the exact same thing fifty years ago. They were candid, honest men. Officers who had flown combat missions in Nam. I believed them. Whatever it was interfered with our nukes. I’m OK with that. Gives me hope they won’t allow us to incinerate this beautiful blue planet.

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