Tuesday’s Quick Hits

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. – Vince Lombardi

Chiefs, Chiefs, CHIEFS!

Back when I was about 10 years old growing up in the town of Mill Grove, Missouri, I would play football in my parents’ garden after they had plowed and disk it for the winter. I could dive for the ball and not get injured in the soft dirt.

The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl IV on January 11, 1970, when I was 10. The Chiefs beat the Vikings 23-7. Yes, that was a long time ago.

In my play by play in the garden, I would be Lenny Dawson throwing a deep pass to Otis Taylor. Many times Dawson would hand the ball off to the running backs Mike Garrett or Ed Podolak and they would scamper for a touchdown. When the offense sputtered, coach Hank Stram would call on Jan Stenerud to kick a field goal.

Later on, I received a football helmet and shoulder pads for Christmas or my birthday and I practiced being Willie Lanier or Buck Buchanan. I would dive headfirst into my grandmother’s lilac bush like I was tackling someone. It left some cool marks on my helmet!

During several games, I was in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium braving the cold and wind to cheer on my Chiefs. We never made it to the Promised Land.

I know there are other teams who have never played in the championship. There are teams that have played in several Super Bowls and never won (Buffalo, Minnesota). As a life-long Chiefs fan, I have gone through years where I had hope only to be disappointed. As I grew older I just rolled with the punches, but last year we were so close that one offside call cost us a trip to the Super Bowl.

I just hoped that they would make it back to the Super Bowl while I was still living and could share the excitement with my family and friends.

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

I am starting to think I will never be old enough to know better. – Unknown

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Update – Stapleton and Israel
  • PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year 2019
  • Trump & Debates
  • Meme of the Day
  • One More Thing

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Impeachment: Crazy Train

Monday morning as I was watching the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, I thought of the song “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne, “I’m going off the rails on a crazy train.”

It seemed both sides were a little crazy, not to mention cranky. There were a few times that the committee train ran off the rails.

The House Democrats seem to be “all in” on this impeachment exercise. They are betting the House – the House of Representatives on impeaching Trump. We’ll see come November how the voters feel.

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus. – Unknown

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Bullock Suspends
  • Trump Won’t Participate
  • Pray for 45 T-Shirt
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

In order to be old and wise, you first need to be young and stupid. – Unknown

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Trump Picks Gianforte
  • Red Flag Laws
  • Rev. Franklin Graham
  • Brawl of the Wild

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. – Adlai Stevenson II

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Great Falls City Commission Debate
  • Daines Telephone Townhall
  • Adam Schiff Censure Attempt
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Fourth Democratic Presidential Debate
  • Shepard Smith
  • Neil Cavuto’s Common Sense
  • Lions vs Packers

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