Monday’s Quick Hits

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Cellphone Fines
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Easter Egg Roll
  • Saturday Night Live

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Tuesday’s Political Potpourri

When there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today I provide that valuable independent commentary that you only get from The Western Word about Steve Daines the traveler, Americans for Prosperity & Rep. Frank Garner, a state-wide cellphone ban, and Dirk Sandefur wants to join the Supremes.

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do…

I almost snorted my Saturday morning coffee out my nose when I read in the Great Falls Tribune about Great Falls (MT) Mayor Michael Winters having his photo snapped as he was operating a motor vehicle while talking on his cellphone.

That is a violation of a city ordinance which Winters himself advocated and supported with his vote on the city commission.

Winters should have told the Tribune, “Busted! I was wrong and I shouldn’t have answered the phone until I pulled over.”

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Wednesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Wednesday! To those of you going on spring break after today – have fun and be safe! Today there were so many interesting political stories to comment about that I put them in a “Political Potpourri” column.

Today I write about Daines listening, Tester hopping on the train, anonymous blogs, a cellphone ban bill, plus I give some motivation for the righties! There’s much more so read on…

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Politics 2012: Cellphones, F-15s, Park Passes, & Polls

You made it to Wednesday – Yes!  The weekend is now coming into sight…so hold on!

Today on The Western Word, I write about a cellphone ban, F-15s, National Park passes, the Montana Growth Network, a final forum, and new polling data!  There’s a lot more so read on…you really must click on “continue reading.”  Come on…just click on it…

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That Darn Car Radio

With the National Transportation Safety Board saying that all cellphone use should be banned while driving an automobile, the issue has been brought to the forefront.  Of course, here at The Western Word I like to comment about things like this – so here goes…

Some cities have already taken up the cause and banned cellphone use while driving, and I like to call those cities wrong.

Yes, people have been killed or injured by someone using a cellphone while driving, but maybe they should ban hamburger and French fry eating, along with drinking coffee in automobiles, too.

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