Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Song lyrics for the day…

Splashing through the sand bar
Talking by the campfire
It’s the simple things in life, like when and where
We didn’t have no internet
But man I never will forget
The way the moonlight shined upon her hair

All Summer Long (Kid Rock)

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

  • Senate Bill 319
  • States & Alcohol
  • The Western Word Poll


Lee Newspapers is reporting that State District Court Judge Mike Menahan granted a motion delaying sections in a new law plaintiffs argue could wreak havoc in the judicial system.

Those sections include:

One of the new policies at issue bans politicking in certain areas of college campuses. The other requires a judge to recuse themselves from a case if their campaigns for office received at least of half of the maximum individual contribution from a lawyer working on the case or involved party during the previous six years.

It was argued that those sections were added to the bill without public input and 24 hours before the legislature went home.

The Republican majority in the state legislature seems to have done many unethical things. The majority party seemed to be overanxious since this was the first time in 16 years they had a governor who would sign anything they passed.

Read the full story from Lee Newspapers HERE.


I like to have a couple of glasses of wine in the evening because life is hard being a professional blogger trying to save the world one post at a time. A couple of cold beers after mowing the yard is a must in my book.

I took notice of a story that ranked which state drinks the most alcohol. Where do you think Montana ranked? The answer is below. This is how they came up with the rankings:

Americans like to drink alcohol. A lot of alcohol. According to a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Americans drank 7.8 billion gallons of alcohol in 2018. That breaks down to 6.3 billion gallons of beer, 900 million gallons of wine, and 570 million gallons of hard liquor and spirits. Per capita, that breaks down to 2.35 gallons per person or about 501 drinks annually. Some states and regions, however, drink more than others. Here’s a ranking of all 50 states plus Washington D.C. when it comes to drinking alcohol.

Montana is ranked sixth. Montanans drink 3.1 gallons per person per year.

You can see where other states rank by clicking HERE.

By the way, don’t drink and drive.


Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, was sentenced Friday to 22 and a half years in prison. (NBC News)

This week’s poll question asks, “Do you agree with the sentence given to Derek Chauvin?”

Click HERE to vote in the poll.

The results will be posted on Thursday.