Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the Day…

The fact that you are still here is proof that whatever tried to beat you lost. – iFunny

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

  • State of the Union Address
  • Knudsen & TikTok
  • COVID Update
  • The Western Word Poll

Hello March – you beautiful thing…


In case you forgot, President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union (SOTU) address on March 1, 2022 (tonight) at 9 PM EST.

This is when one side of those in attendance (mostly Senators and Representatives) clap and give standing ovations and the other side sits on their hands. It all depends on which party the President represents.

Some members fall asleep because they are so freaking old, and this is way past their bedtime.

I watch the event on C-SPAN. It’s more interesting leading up to the actual speech and is not infected with the views of the political pundits. I don’t tune in and listen to the pundits afterward. It’s a full spin cycle after the SOTU.

I do wish my President the best as he tries to unite the country…


Here we go again…

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced an investigation into Chinese-owned social media company TikTok for possible violations of the Montana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. The civil investigative demand includes substantial evidence of dozens of past and current potential violations of Montana law including TikTok intentionally distributing a dangerous product without adequate warning and by publicly misrepresenting the dangers its product poses to Montana consumers. (MT DOJ Press Release)

I use TikTok and I don’t take everything I watch on there as the truth. That is called adulting. I have found some damned good air fryer recipes…

Don’t mess with my air fryer recipes, AG Knudsen, or I will be pissed.


As many readers may remember, I tested positive for COVID on my birthday (Feb. 10) – best birthday ever!

I did my isolation and reported my positive test to the City/County Health Department. A few days later a very nice guy from the Health Department called me to follow up. In the end, I thanked him for his work over the past two years and assured him that people like me supported and appreciated his work.

I can’t imagine how hard it is for healthcare professionals to work with elected officials who are asses like we have in our state government and on the city and county commissions.

I still have a cough that I can’t seem to shake. Other than that, I feel pretty good. I still wear a mask when indoors in public. Cascade County (Great Falls) is still rated high for case rate and positivity rate.

I think if our governor would have continued the mask mandates we would be out of the high case and high positivity rates by now. That’s just my opinion.

For now, with me still having a cough, I will continue to wear a mask indoors in public to protect my fellow citizens. That’s being a caring patriot!


On Friday, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Source)

Today’s poll question asks, “Would you vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?”

The results will be posted later this week.

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6 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. I have lost track of the number of lawsuits and investigation AG Knudsen has started in his 14 months in office. I am not sure if he just likes his name in the press or is he trying to prove how much more MAGA he is then the Texas Attorney General or is he just building his base for a run for Governor sooner then his turn. Well obviously taking on the popular crowd source funding site “Go Fund Me” and the 1 billion person monthly user site “TikTok” is a daunting task. I am not sure the Montana AG office staff has the numbers of attorneys and funding to get far with either of these lawsuits or investigations. Maybe will we need a special legislative session to increase the AG budget
    to keep these “good” fights going.

    • Clearly the AG staff lacks the staff to attack on all these fronts. The six-person Civil Service Bureau is down to two neophytes law-school grads, one of whom is not yet licensed to practice in Montana. As a result, DOJ signed a contract with one of Auggie’s political buddies to coordinate the litigation, at a taxpayer expense of $120,000.

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