Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the Day…

Watch out for people who are always bragging about who they are. A lion will never have to tell you it’s a lion. – Unknown

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

  • Picking on Joe
  • Family Research Council
  • Reading Assignments
  • The Western Word Poll


Some of the nitwits on the right are making a big deal about a story President Joe Biden told about his house burning in 2004.

Here is what Fox News quoted Biden saying:

Speaking on a New Hampshire bridge on Tuesday about his bipartisan infrastructure plan, Biden said, “Without this bridge, as I said earlier, it’s a 10-mile detour just to get to the other side. And I know, having had a house burn down with my wife in it — she got out safely, God willing — that having a significant portion of it burn, I can tell: 10 minutes makes a hell of a difference.”

Fox News says this is part of a “long list of embellished stories.”

I say, “Big deal.”

I guess Fox News and the righties forgot about the previous four years when Donald Trump’s false or misleading claims totaled 30,573. (Source)

Maybe the house did not burn “down,” but I think old Joe has a long way to go to take the crown as Liar-in-Chief from Trump.

By the way, for those of you still calling Biden “Brandon,” you do realize that “Brandon” beat your boy, right?


I subscribe to a lot of stuff from the left and the right. It helps me keep an open mind and hear from all sides.

The other day the Family Research Council (FRC) sent me a surprising email.

According to Wikipedia, Family Research Council is an American fundamentalist Protestant activist group, with an affiliated lobbying organization. FRC promotes what it considers to be family values by advocating and lobbying for policies in government. FRC was formed in the United States in 1981 by James Dobson and incorporated in 1983.

In their email they wanted me to “weigh in now and ask Senator Daines and Senator Tester to say ‘No’ to drafting our daughters.”

One of FRC’s main points was:

It is dangerous! There are natural, physical differences between men and women, and studies show that combat roles (in which most draftees serve) are considerably more dangerous for women. The draft is random, and the process for ensuring fitness is not as stringent, leaving the system unable to adequately ensure that physically more-capable men are drafted before women are conscripted.

In reviewing their website, the President of FRC, Tony Perkins, says it’s the “Left’s bright idea of sending your daughters to war against their will.” (Source)

I wonder what other demands FRC has for women?


Here are some articles that caught my attention…

Alden Global Capital moves to buy Lee Enterprises, owner of many Montana daily papers
This does not appear to be a good deal for Montana newspapers…

GOP lawmaker’s comments on LGBTQ people prompt rebuke from Democrats
Could elected officials just treat others with respect?

Official: More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline
See, that didn’t hurt at all…

Two Fox News Contributors Quit in Protest of Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Special
Good for them…

Target says it will never open on Thanksgiving again
Good for Target – other stores should follow their lead…


The University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats both made the FCS football playoffs. They both earned first-round byes and will next play on December 3 & 4. (Source)

This week’s poll question asks, “Which team will go further in the FCS Playoffs?”

The results will be released later this week.


7 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

    • Folks should probably check the Whitefish Pilot/ Daily Intercourse for more on Bill Dial. Rupert Murdoch’s rag kinda leaves that hanging.

      • Between Dial’s troubles with Trump’s justice dept, and Zinke’s iffy property deal with the Halliburton guy, and the Richard Spencer alt-right anti-Semitic campaign against locals that got The Daily Stormer involved, and the little Whitefish Energy company of two people that somehow was awarded the massive $300M Puerto Rico hurricane recovery infrastructure project, and now this, it’s an awful.lot of drama for a town of just 8600 people.

      • Terry, thank you for refreshing my memory. The malfeasance is like a water hose in the mouth. Hard to remember what occurred six months ago because the current is overwhelming.

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