The Wednesday Read: Shots Fired

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. – Earl Warren

I happened to catch the segment “Shots Fired” on 60 Minutes the other night and had to offer my opinion. You can read/watch the segment HERE.

Back in September 2016, Betty Shelby a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fatally shot Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old African-American man. Crutcher was unarmed.

Shelby has been charged with first-degree manslaughter.

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • More Quist Financial Troubles
  • Montana Special Election Lawsuit
  • Republicans & Healthcare
  • Fake News & 60 Minutes
  • Koppel & Hannity

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Monday’s Quick Hits

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. – Harry S Truman

Today I take a look at Montana Lawmakers Pay Raise, Jon Tester, Trump on 60 Minutes, Brawl of the Wild, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road. – Henry Ward Beecher

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Crisis Text Line
  • Montana Absentee Ballots
  • National Police Week
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Morley Safer
  • Conference Finals

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Terrific News Tuesday

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. – Mother Teresa

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – there’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Vietnam Voices
  • Hello Kalispell
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Yahoo & NFL
  • World Series & Royals

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Cheater

Dear Lance,

You disappointed me.

Sincerely,

Jack

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Until a few days ago Lance Armstrong was a hero to me – he was bigger than life and someone I looked up to. He was a great example – a person that we could tell our children about (you know the drill – the work hard, practice, don’t cheat line that we as parents use when talking to our children about life, sports, and competition).

Lance Armstrong beat the odds and he won all those races. He took all those drug tests and he passed them. Lance Armstrong was clean and he was a champion! The French people and other athletes in the cycling world were just resentful about his domination. It even looked like Scott Pelley and the entire CBS News organization was a little jealous of Lance’s domination in the cycling world and they were out to get him with all their stories on the evening news and 60 Minutes.

At least five times since August 2007 I stood up for Lance Armstrong on this website writing about people attacking him and saying he “doped.” I did not believe it. He was one of the good guys.   Continue reading

Armstrong

As I wrote about in July of 2010, doesn’t the United States Government have more important things to do than try to prosecute Lance Armstrong – who won some bicycle races?

Federal attorneys do know that our government is broke, don’t they?

I still think there are more important things (like real criminals) to go after than someone who rides a bike, hits or throws a baseball, or even tries to get a few favors for appointing a U.S. Senator (The Rod Blagojevich trial cost taxpayers millions and now the government is getting a do-over because Blagojevich was convicted on only 1 of 23 counts).   Good grief.

In fact, it’s asinine.  The quality of people running and working in our U.S Attorneys offices and at the U.S. Department of Justice must be at an all-time low. Continue reading