From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle:
At the end of a stirring speech about the challenges America has faced and the ways it has overcome them, journalist and author Tom Brokaw asked a sold-out audience of 1,400 at Montana State University to "take a pledge." He gave a timeline of 1968: the Vietnam War raged, Martin Luther King, then Robert Kennedy, were assassinated, a generation of young Americans rebelled against the conventions of mainstream America. Yet at Cape Canaveral, Fla., scientists and pilots were hard at work to send Americans to the Moon, and launched a preliminary mission that year that gave astronauts an outside look at Earth in all its beauty. "Education is the great coin, the currency of the challenges that are before us," he said. "We cannot go forth as a great nation if we are constantly involved in a series of accusations and food fights," he said. "We cannot get stalled by petty feuds. We need to look at the big picture. We are at a pivotal time in this nation."No, we didn't go.
Bozeman has a rich history of journalism and love of Montana. Chet Huntley, who was born in Cardwell and attended then-Montana State College, was building the resort at Big Sky even as ip, and Joani it turns out, were living in Bozeman in 1976.
In other Bozeman news, a bar owner, unhappy with now-tabled Senate Bill 202, reacted to the brewer of famed Bozone Amber with the removal of its microbrews from his taverns.
The Montana Standard reports that hope has risen for Butte's endangered Miners Union Bar in the form of preservation savior, Nick Kujawa. Butte is enjoying an encouraging surge of investment in spectacular Uptown. Montanans can start a look for earthquake insurance here.
Buffalo Post brings news of Tim Giago's retirement.
NPR's Goddess of SCOTUS reports on the Court's strong defense of hideous public political farce even if it's "repugnant." If that body has a blog, does that make them Scroggers? I crack myself up.
Dakota Territory celebrates 150 years of rape, death, racism, and dismemberment on Bill Janklow's idea of public radio.
KJZZ reports on the resurrection in the Arizona legislature of the State of Baja while Texas tells Spring Breakers to stay the hell out of Mexico.
The Arab League (yes, Iraq is a member) mulls joining the African Union in enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya. My guess? Jordan and a coalition of the willful stumbling over their dicks.
Rehberg Dennygrates Groundhog Day's Bill Murray while blowing smoke up Montana's assets.