Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Market Forces At Work

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

In Montana the minimum wage is $8.05 an hour.

We saw this sign outside the Wheat Drive McDonalds the other day.

Businesses throughout town have similar signs up, with starting wages of $10.00 an hour and up.

Inside McDonalds is this recruitment sign.

EUA refers to English Under the Arches, an on-the-clock English instruction program. Get a high school diploma. Learn the language. Free clothes. Subsidized food. Earn your way up. Looks like a stepladder to me. Elect a Democrat. Put an end to the madness.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday Pictures

We took a road trip today, motoring south past Big Sky and West Yellowstone and then through Yellowstone National Park, into Grand Teton National Park, and then across the Tetons to Idaho, returning to Bozeman via Island Park and Ennis. Here are a few things we saw along the way.

Four miles north of West Yellowstone we spied a cow moose and her two maturing calves munching aquatic flora in the Madison River. There are moose in Montana for sure, but they tend to be solitary and are seldom seen. A person actually has a better chance of seeing a bear, so it was a banner day, especially for Teresa who had not previously seen a Montana moose.

In Idaho we saw plowed potato fields and cut hay fields and a cemetery or two. For posterity's sake, here a few photos.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

There's a Bear in the B Wing

Actually they call it long hall.

I dropped my daughter off at Bozeman High School at 7:25 a.m. this morning for a period "0" class. She was joined by an uninvited guest at 7:30 am.

Video by Leon Uebelhoer, foreign exchange student from Germany
Posted by KBZK TV on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Just for the record, this being Montana, there was no lock down, classes went on as scheduled and the school was not evacuated -- not even an announcement over the PA. We understand that that the school deans and the principal banded together to escort the fellow out of the building where it was last seen crossing 11th Avenue into a homeowner's back yard. 

FYI, the man in the background is the principal -- their duties are a bit different in Montana.