Articles written by Virgil Vaupel

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 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    June 22, 2016

EPA and Corps of Engineers Out of Control

What the hell are those two government agencies doing picking on a 77-year-old disabled Navy veteran who is just trying to live out his life in relative mountain comfort and not bother anyone? Seems as time goes by, and more and more people are...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    June 15, 2016

Ain't No Such Thing As Just A Few

Don’t pay the ransom! Through nearly inhuman cunning and deceitful deception, I have eluded my captors and have returned to my disheveled home intact. There were jars scattered around the county with “Help Save Virgil” labels printed on them....

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 25, 2016

Attack Ads in Northeast Montana

I guess some of my liberal opposers will be saying “you’re a fine one to talk about attacking someone in print” and I suppose you’d be a little bit right but this kind of politikkin’ is something more better suited to Texas or Colorado....

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 18, 2016

Satellite Cable Dish or Antenna

My first draft of this week’s column went off into cyber space never to return. While reaching for my coffee, I accidentally hit ctrl and something else and off it went, hurtling at 1.6 million miles per hour through the universe. I tried hitting...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Netflix Roku

There are a lot of scams going on every day in this country and I believe I was the almost victim of one of them just the other day. I’ll tell you about this one so’s you can keep a look out for it should it come your way. It involves a company...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 4, 2016

A Most Embarrassing Moment

It took me 73 years and 71 days but I have finally had it! I know I have mentioned this before, but it seems to have fallen on deaf eyes, especially mine, but I don’t see a tangible solution to the growing problem. Several or more of the...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 20, 2016

The How And The Why: Part II

Imam Said Shakir told the New York Times, under the headline “US Muslim Cleric Seeks Modern Middle Ground.” (A closer look at Said Shakir will show that his birth name was Ricky Mitchell and he was raised in Connecticut and Georgia.) Imam Shakir...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Muslims: The How And The Why, Part One

I just read a book loaned to me by Howard about how the Islamic people will be in command of the world as we know it by the turn of the next century. Want to hear about it? If not, just turn the channel to another station. But as usual, I digress. I...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 6, 2016

More Government Waste

Just when I didn’t think it could get any worse, here comes this story in the Washington Free Beacon about the National Institute of Health spending $400,000 texting Latino men, telling them they’re too fat and that they need to exercise more....

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Changing The World In The Past 85 Years

I can’t give you the name of my source...yet. It would ruin the surprise, if that’s what we want to call it after the blanket is thrown back and the subject is shown. I will, however tell you it’s a magazine that celebrated its 85th...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 23, 2016

2015-2016 Eastern C Girls Basketball All-State Selections

'Tis quite an honor to be selected for the All-State Girls Class C Eastern Division Basketball Team. It's doubly sweet to have two girls from the same team chosen for this honor. Two of the North Country Lady Mavericks were chosen this season. It...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 23, 2016

More About Buffalo

Kudos go out to Representative Ryan Zinke for his calling out of the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management about the potential “change-of-use” permit in regards to the 3.5 million acres the APR wants for their free-ranging...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 16, 2016

One-Eyed Jack And Paybacks

Enough pollyticks for awhile. I have a true story in the trucking vein I thought you might enjoy. The sequence of events happened back in the day about 1972 or so. You must forgive me if some of the facts aren’t. There are two different styles of s...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 9, 2016

An Ageless Question

Let’s take a look back in history to Ronald Reagan’s reign as POTUS. He was a half-month short of being 70 years old when he was sworn in the first time. There were no outward signs of the loss of mental acuity in the first four years of his...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 2, 2016

Who Will You Choose?

Going into Super Tuesday, the count shows Trump leading with 82 delegates, Cruz with 17, Rubio with 16, Kasich with 6 and Carson has 4. Looks like a landslide for The Donald doesn’t it? But wait, there’s more. A lot can change when only 125...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    March 2, 2016

Fourth Place Finish Ends Season for Lady Mavericks

In their first game of the 2016 Girls Eastern C Divisional Tournament held in Wolf Point last Thursday, the North Country Lady Mavericks caused several of the Maverick faithful to need oxygen. This...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    News    February 24, 2016

Last Barber Standing

When Darrell Brenna retired from the barber business Glasgow lost a good hair cutter. Sixty years cutting hair with scissors and clippers with a shoulder massage tacked on for good measure. Strangers...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 24, 2016

Drivers Formerly Known as the Knights of the Road

As in most of the stuff you hear on Thanks for Listening, today’s story will deal with something foreign to most of us in this sparsely populated part of the Big Sky Country. Oh sure, we’ve seen it when we make trips to Billings or Great Falls...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Sports    February 24, 2016

Here We Are Again: The 2016 Divisional Basketball Tournament

Since 2007 at least one of the three towns that now make up the North Country Mavericks have sent one or more teams to state tournaments either in football (with Glasgow or Malta), volleyball,...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 17, 2016

Do We Owe Refugees Entrance?

First off I want to tell Hillary that the word protect is not pernounced pertect in polite sirkuls. Hillary tries so very hard to use good speech. Sometimes so much so that she comes across as being phony. Hey! I’m certainly not perfect as the...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 10, 2016

More on Gun Control

There are thousands of rules, regulations and laws that supposedly control guns in the United States. We do not need MORE laws. We simply need to enforce the ones already on the books, leaving the stupid laws and keeping the ones that actually make...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 3, 2016

Quality Time? I Think Not

Do you want to spend more quality time with your family? Are you sick to death with all those pharmaceutical commercials on TV? Do you scramble for the mute button every time a gorgeous female starts spouting the virtues of a certain bedroom enhancem...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 27, 2016

A General MacArthur Moment

For those of you concerned over where I have been the past couple months I must explain. To put it very simply … I was abducted by aliens from the planet Liberal 3. It is a planet 47 billion light years from Earth and is populated almost entirely...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 2, 2015

Save Your Town … Buy Local

Let’s see now … Is that person you sit beside at a high school basketball game a local business owner? Are you friends with that person? If you answered those questions with a yes then answer this one. Are you doing some of your shopping on the...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 25, 2015

Reverse Equal Opportunity

In her lame attempt to discredit me on my view on equal opportunity in hiring in America, Tess Fahlgren has missed the mark by a mile. I’m saying equal opportunity is an oxymoron. How can something be equal when it favors a certain population? In t...

 

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