The Monday Memo

Quote for the day…

So it turns out that being an adult is mostly just Googling how to do stuff. – Anonymous

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • The Western Word Poll
  • Making Montana Proud
  • Comments on TWW
  • Reading Assignments


This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving a high school football coach who was reprimanded for postgame prayers on the football field’s 50-yard line. The coach. starting in 2008, began kneeling on the football field after games and conducting a brief prayer. Eventually, many of his players joined him, as did members of opposing teams. This continued without formal complaint until 2015, when the school told Kennedy to stop. The case is Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. (More Background)

This week’s poll question asks, “Should the U.S. Supreme Court side with Kennedy or Bremerton?”

The results will be posted later this week.


MTN News reported that court documents state that on Thursday, April 21, 2022, a Montana Highway Patrol recorded a vehicle traveling at 97 miles per hour north on I-15 between Cascade and Ulm. The driver of the vehicle was Travis Lee Owens.

Owens, 57 years old, has been charged with driving under the influence (felony; 9th offense) and the following misdemeanors: speeding, driving with suspended/revoked license, unlawful possession of open alcoholic container in vehicle on highway, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Owens needs to be locked up for life.

Read the complete story from MTN News HERE.


I sincerely enjoy reading the comments left on The Western Word. I learn a lot from my readers. I also enjoy the back and forth that happens between commentators.

The best way for you to have your comments approved is to be commenting on something in the current post. If it does not, they will probably be sent to trash.

You can always alert me to news or information by sending me those things in an email.

Thanks for contributing!


Here are some articles you should read…

Montana StandardTammi Fisher: Time for GOP to condemn Tschida
This won’t happen – dream on…

NBCIn a first, firearms were leading cause of death for U.S. children and teens in 2020
We have a problem…

APMcCarthy, Trump have ‘positive’ call despite Jan. 6 audio
McCarthy is in a pickle, and I am enjoying it…



6 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

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  2. I watch football games because I want to watch football, not protests or prayers. The last few years I watched a lot less football.

    • Bill- it seems the networks stopped showing a lot of the pregame stuff like the anthem.
      Thanks, JmB

  3. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And more guns. And easier access. Guns taking #1 spot in cause of death for kids and teens prove that approach to gun violence is working splendidly.

    But as the Republican rep said after he got shot up during that congressional basketball game, it is merely “the cost of freedom”. Besides, it is mostly minority kids in big city neighborhoods paying that cost of freedom, so eh. But thoughts and prayers! And America isn’t racist!

    Now let’s get back to what’s really important, stricter “pro-life” laws.

    • Terry – Good points. I think that was a congressional baseball game that was shot up, not basketball.
      Thanks, JmB

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