Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the Day…

Thanks to the people that walked into my life and made it better. And thanks to the ones who walked out and made it amazing. -Anonymous

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

  • The Western Word Poll
  • Fifth-Grade Abortion
  • Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • Great Falls International Airport


This week’s poll question asks, “Did you set off fireworks on the Fourth of July?”

The results will be posted later this week.


According to reporting from the Indianapolis Star, on Monday three days after the Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, took a call from a colleague, a child abuse doctor in Ohio. Hours after the Supreme Court action, the Buckeye state had outlawed any abortion after six weeks. Now this doctor had a 10-year-old patient in the office who was six weeks and three days pregnant.

Fortunately, Bernard said she would help the girl.

Some politicians, like some in Montana, are against abortion even in cases of rape or incest. Steve Daines opposes abortion in all instances except to save the life of the mother. (Source) Matt Rosendale says he is against any exceptions. (Source)

There are reports that at least 10 states make no exceptions for rape or incest.

Ten-year-old girls are in fifth grade.

Read the complete report from the Star HERE.


I try to watch this competition every year. I don’t care for hotdogs that much, but I am amazed at how many they can put down.

ESPN is reporting that frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gobbled his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess.

In a decisive chow down comeback, women’s record holder Miki Sudo downed 40 wieners and buns to win the women’s title after skipping last year’s frank fest because she was pregnant.

Chestnut won even after a spectator wearing a Darth Vader mask rushed the stage, Chestnut put the protester in a brief chokehold before contest officials hurried over and escorted the intruder away.


Read the complete report from ESPN HERE.


Early Monday morning I took a family member to the airport to fly to Denver and then to other places.

I don’t travel much these days. The last time I took a plane somewhere was in 2010. I think it was to Omaha via Salt Lake City.

2010 is just a little shorter than the last time I saw a movie in a theater, which was 2009.

I am not for long goodbyes, so I drop people off at the front door and say my goodbyes there. Maybe I’m cheap.

After leaving the front of the Great Falls International Airport, I almost got lost in the maze of roads leading out of the airport.

Do they make these hard, so you won’t leave? Maybe they want you to accidentally drive into the paid parking area to get a buck or two from you? As you depart it looks like you are heading to the area to pay for parking, but the road takes a sharp turn, and then it looks like you’re heading onto the National Guard base, but there’s another sharp turn and you are back to the main road.

Whew! I’m glad it was only dark and not snowing.

Yes, I have been to many major airports across the fruited plains, and they don’t seem to have a maze.

By the way, there’s a new Love’s Truck stop on the west side of I-15. It’s open.

I need to get out more. If I ever get lost in the airport maze, maybe I can walk there for help and some Chester Fried Chicken…


9 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. Pingback: Thursday Numbers | The Western Word

  2. If some candidate tells you that there is no right to privacy in the constitution, Bork them, Bork them good. Don’t vote for these people.

  3. Airport
    Do not ever park in the Longest Term Parking!
    You’ll wish you’d had a small plane to get to your car.

  4. Regarding abortion, I’m sure our MAGA legislature can win this race to the bottom with Gianforte at the helm. I know that MAGAs hate science and prefer Biblical “science,” but social science is real science and not to be denied. The outcome of this ruling is brutally and easily predictable. The effects of this ruling will be, not might be, vastly increased unnecessary death and suffering. And for what? Nothing.


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