Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the Day…

Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose. – Unknown

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

  • The Western Word Poll
  • Deaths From COVID Shots
  • Loyalty/Never Forget
  • Reading Assignments


This week marks the first year of the Biden/Harris Administration. (Info)

This week’s poll question asks, “What grade do you give the Biden/Harris Administration?”

The results will be released later this week.


I saw an article on a right-wing website telling their readers that “Montana is the second highest-ranking state in the nation for death via Covid “Vaccines” per 100,000 injections.”

Later, the author writes, “Don’t take these deadly shots. You don’t want to be a part of ‘Montana’s Number 2’ statistics.”

The author seems to believe what they are writing and that’s their right. I don’t believe it.

I guess it’s too late for me. I have taken two COVID vaccinations and the COVID booster shot, and I am still kicking. I believe former President Donald Trump is in the same category as me (2 shots/1 booster).

Here is what the CDC says:

Reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination are rare. FDA requires healthcare providers to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS, even if it’s unclear whether the vaccine was the cause. Reports of adverse events to VAERS following vaccination, including deaths, do not necessarily mean that a vaccine caused a health problem. More than 520 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through January 10, 2022. During this time, VAERS received 11,225 reports of death (0.0022%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine.

I like my chances.

The sad thing is that the extreme right-wingers won’t trust the CDC because they want to think the big bad “guberment” is out to get them.

You can read a PolitiFact article about deaths from COVID shots by clicking HERE.


Maybe I am old school, but I am loyal to those who have been my friends or my bosses and who treated me right. Even after they are long gone.

The other night on Twitter a person in the Montana journalism world responded to one of my tweets about a player in the football game. This is the same fellow who, after a person I deeply respected died, wrote a piece of shit article about him. I don’t like it when people write shit pieces about dead people. Dead people can’t respond. I can. Another prominent reporter in Montana did the same thing in their book. Again, the dead person can’t respond to your shitty book, but I can.

I don’t forget.

Anyway, I responded on Twitter with, “You might go eff yourself you piece of shit.”

A person or two asked me if I regretted tweeting that. The answer is “Hell No.” If you want to follow me on Twitter, you might want to be prepared.

I even took a screenshot of it as a memento. It was more about this person’s past than what he wrote on Twitter.

As I mentioned earlier this month, I plan to be more pointed in my commentary and on social media this year. Buckle up.

Years ago, people would get pissed at me and go to my boss and tell him/her to fire me. It never happened – no matter how much money or influence they had. I was told about each one of them usually over beers late at night. We laughed about it. I remember.

Today I have no boss that people can talk to about me. I have no job that anyone can threaten to take from me. I’m free to say what I feel.

I feel better already…


Here are some articles that you should read…

Gallup – U.S. Political Party Preferences Shifted Greatly During 2021
It’s looking good for Republicans…

Gallup – U.S. Political Ideology Steady; Conservatives, Moderates Tie
I am a moderate/independent. The political parties lost me…


4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

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  2. “Yes. American politics has become southernized in that the majority of states are under one party rule, as opposed to divided government.
    The longer that persists and the more extreme the gap in partisan power, the more likely non-southern states will encounter the same structural problems that have plagued the South.”

    I believe the above describes our current situation in Montana also. BTW, I greatly enjoy your keen insights and independent commentary free from the restrictions of worrying about what others may think. I bestow upon you chops. You run a top notch blog.

    But I know the feeling you describe. Thirty-five years ago I had a type of cancer from which you don’t survive. But I did. From that day on I determined that I would speak my mind and fight like hell for the causes that I believed in and to hell with the consequences. Let the chips fall where they may.

    That attitude has caused me endless problems and grief in work settings, but somehow I made it to social security and Medicaire plus a small VA disability pension that I finally received fifty years after serving in Nam on which I live. Took the bastards long enough. And now, I no longer worry about getting fired. I always figured that if I got fired for my activism, I could always rely on my physical strength to get another job. I had options. Strong back and weak mind.

    So I say let’er rip, amigo, and to hell with those that that can’t handle a dose of the TRVTH now and then. There’s plenty of nutjob blogs out there they can run to when they get their feelers hurt.

    Here’s the entire article. Enjoy.


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