The Monday Memo: Kobe

It was shocking to hear that former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. Reports also say his daughter was killed, too. There are reports that seven others were killed in the crash.

You can read the Associated Press story HERE.

Kobe was 41. His daughter, Gianna, was 13. Rest in Peace to all.

Kobe was just beginning to be free of the grind of being a pro athlete. He had so much more to offer, but now he’s gone. He will not be forgotten.

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Thursday Numbers

The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them. -Unknown

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Trump’s fundraising, ransom to hackers, unemployment, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Montana AFL-CIO convention, NBA Draft, Trump’s job approval rating, Bullock & the second debate, the congressional women’s softball game, Yellowstone, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Discipline is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t want to do it. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Daines & Pence
  • Gianforte & Three Republicans
  • George Ochenski
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Toronto Raptors

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. ― Winston S. Churchill

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • MT GOP State Officers’ Convention
  • Randolph “Tex” Alles
  • Kirstjen Nielsen
  • Baylor Lady Bears
  • Virginia Cavaliers

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The Monday Memo

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. ― John Wooden

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • New Zealand & Trump
  • Trump & McCain
  • Trump & Fox News
  • March Madness

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The Wednesday Read

Maybe my mom was right all those years ago. Maybe I won’t be happy until someone loses an eye. Maybe that’s what’s been missing. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Non-Citizens & Voting
  • NFL Free Agency
  • The NBA Problem

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Tuesday Commentary: Wired to Fight, Bots & Ingraham, & Villanova

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Tester’s “Wired to Fight” Campaign Ad
  • Russian Bots & Laura Ingraham
  • Villanova – National Champs

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Boom, Basketball, and Pizza

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • What’s that Sound?
  • Women’s College Basketball National Championship
  • Men’s College Basketball National Championship
  • Little Caesars

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