Dem Rallies in Great Falls

I don’t know how many supporters the Obama team expected to attend this evening’s rally at the Four Seasons Arena, but I bet they were hoping for more than 2,400. Frankly, I expected to read that more people showed up, too.

And on the other side of the Dem divide, former President Bill Clinton will be in Great Falls on Sunday, appearing at 3:45 at the Paris Gibson Education Center.

If anyone attended the Obama rally, or plans to see Clinton, and wants to share their experience, drop a comment here.

UPDATE: some video and pictures of the Obama rally.

MORE: Jack The Blogger over at The Western Word offers some thoughts on the poor attendance.

Sip-n-Dip 101

This is awesome: Jack Velvet, a hipster from Vancouver, drove all the way to Great Falls just to experience our world-famous Sip-n-Dip, and his blog entry about the trip includes a nifty 9-minute video that serves as sort of a “Sip-n-Dip 101” that includes the legendary Piano Pat, some mermaids, and the ritual consumption of a fishbowl.
And Jack’s better half, Miss Pinky, also documented their trip to Great Falls and has a bunch of pictures to share.
Overall, they did a great job of capturing some of the retro elements of our community that make it so cool. Thanks for visiting, Jack & Miss Pinky!

KFBB Poll Bias?

Sometimes the tendency of news outlets to lead the charge in trumpeting bad news gets to be mind-numbing, such as endless recent headlines declaring economic doom-n-gloom and telling everyone that higher gas prices are ruining vacations. Case in point: the current poll at the KFBB website seems to indicate that the folks at KFBB know that higher gas prices are “personally” affecting all of us, and they want to know exactly what steps you and I are taking to lessen the impact:

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So: is KFBB deliberately targeting only people who are “personally” affected by higher gas prices? Or is KFBB presuming that higher gas prices are “personally” affecting everyone?