Tuesday’s Quick Hits

A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done. — Napoleon Hill

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Good News for Bullock
  • Bad News for Bullock
  • Daines Heading to China
  • One More Thing

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The Sunday Message

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (NIV)

In a 2009 movie called New in Town, Renée Zellweger plays Lucy Hill, who is a high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle. She is sent to a middle of nowhere town in Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. (IMBd)

Hill met with some of the residents of the small town and one of them asked, “Have you found Jesus?”

Hill responded with, “Well, I didn’t know he was missing.”

The residents did not look too amused and Hill added, “It was just a joke.”

One of the ladies politely responded with, “Normally we don’t joke about Jesus around here.”

In one of my favorite movies, Forrest Gump, Lieutenant Dan Taylor (Gary Sinise) asked, “Have you found Jesus yet, Gump (Tom Hanks)?”

Gump replied, “I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.” (IMBd)

Although some people take offense to jokes about religion, I have always found the above quotes to be funny.

Some religions believe that you have to ask Jesus to come into your life and ask for forgiveness of your sins (repent). You can do this by praying something like this prayer from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:

Dear Lord Jesus,
I know I am a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.
I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior.
Guide my life and help me to do your will.
In your name, amen.

Go to THIS WEBSITE if you have questions or want more information.

So, have you found Jesus?

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Jade Helm 15 Begins

The other day I watched a military helicopter flying near my home – they were probably monitoring some missile convoy traveling through town, which is common in Montana. The chopper was flying pretty low and it was loud. This action would probably freak out a few people especially those who are on the outer fringe – the conspiracy folks.

Maybe I should be writing today’s column from deep inside my bunker in Montana because today (Wednesday, July 15) is a special day – it’s the first day of Jade Helm 15. I hope my friends in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida are ready!

Back in March, I alerted my readers about Jade Helm 15. It’s been one of my most-read columns. Today is the day it all begins…

There are several conspiracy theories floating around about Jade Helm 15 – or are they? Nonetheless, it’s time to have a little fun with it…

Just like Lieutenant Dan getting those funny feelings about a rock or a trail or the road, and telling Forrest Gump and the other soldiers to get down and shut up, I’m getting a funny feeling about Jade Helm 15.

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Thursday Numbers

It’s Thursday – and that means your weekly dose of knowledge awaits!

In case you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about Samsung & Blackberry, Montana infrastructure, Obamacare, Starbucks, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Judge Kenneth Neill, unemployment, Denver Broncos & John Fox, Super Bowl, Forrest Gump, Ann Curry, must-follow Twitter accounts, job approval, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, and the most important problem facing the country!

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MT Senate 2014: In the Land of China…

Most Montanans who follow politics know that Max Baucus resigned from the U.S. Senate to become the U.S. Ambassador to China. He was given the Ambassadorship because he was not running for office again, and the Democrats wanted to give someone a head start to keep the senate seat with the Democrats. That someone ended up being Lt. Governor John Walsh.

Before all this happened, about all I (and Baucus) knew about China came from Forrest Gump who said, “In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.”

According to the campaigns of U.S. Senate candidates John Walsh and Steve Daines, China has something that belongs to Americans: American jobs. To hear them tell the story, it’s all because the other guy let the jobs go to China.

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Get down! Shut up!

Yesterday the Washington Examiner reported“Attorney General Eric Holder can imagine a scenario in which it would be constitutional to carry out a drone strike against an American on American soil, he wrote in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.”

Oh no. Holder said “can imagine.”

Politico reported that Sen. Rand Paul said this means “Americans could be killed while they’re ‘eating dinner’ or ‘at a cafe.’”

In other words, that means people like me who eat a lot are more likely to be killed by a drone. This is terrible news for the restaurant business…

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Thursday Numbers

It’s the first of December.   Oh my!

It’s been a couple of weeks since Thursday Numbers was published, but we’re back with all the numbers behind the news!

In case you’re new to The Western Word, Thursday Numbers is where we kind of countdown the numbers in the news and the stories behind them – with some commentary.

Today I take a look at some polls, Tebow, unemployment, buttocks, a birthday, columns, cows, turkeys, bowling, and much more – so read on…

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