Economy

  • When a visiting group of Silicon Valley moguls and mavens asked if they could buy the middle fork of the Flathead River so they could irrigate their golf courses, Montanans were amazingly unified in their "Not no, but heck no . . .!"

Buy the River

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Economy, Energy, Landscapes, Montana|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Buy the River
  • Gloria had been looking for the Toyota dealership; she was shopping for a fuel efficient, inexpensive ride for everyday use, something that would be "green" and still have good resale value. And then she saw the car of her dreams, but it wasn't a Prius. When she asked about fuel mileage, the salesman muttered something about, "if you had to ask, you couldn't afford it . . ."

Not a Prius

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Economy, Energy, Vehicles|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Not a Prius
  • When Gina lost her job, her friend Kiki suggested pole dancing.  Gina was puzzled; dance with a Polish man up here? Too crowded . . . and was it to be ballet? Ball room dancing? An Irish  jig? Clogging or tap dancing?  Would she have to take lessons first . . . ?

Pole Dancer

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Economy, Pop culture|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pole Dancer
  • When the Washington bureaucrats said they wanted to cut farm subsidies, saying there wasn't a grain of truth in the farmers pleas, the farm lobby suggested the politicians price new tractors and combines . . .

Grain of Truth

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Economy, Politics|Tags: , |Comments Off on Grain of Truth

Flood Insurance

As the tropical depression turned into a tropical storm and perhaps later a hurricane, LaVerne (pictured) was trying to remember if she had paid her flood insurance premium. After the trouble she had collecting last year, she wasn’t sure she cared; it took a law suit filed in Judge Judy’s court to finally get the company to pay . . .

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Beach Scenes, Economy, Natural Disasters|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Flood Insurance

She Works Hard for Her Money

Lola took the job as border patrol spotter; the pay was good, the benefits better, but even with good thermal updrafts  to ride, 8 hours flying was hard work . . .

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Economy, Politics|Tags: , |Comments Off on She Works Hard for Her Money