Campaign 2014: Potpourri

Happy Tuesday! It’s a potpourri of political news!

Today I write about John Lewis and the Montana GOP, my prediction that Amanda Curtis won’t run out of money for gas, Harry Reid’s glass being half-full about Montana, and a new Gallup poll finds we dislike their representative.

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Why?

Last Thursday, Cascade County (MT) Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Dunn was killed in the line of duty during a high-speed chase.

Adam Sanchez Jr. is accused of killing Deputy Dunn. He is in custody, and his bond is set at $2 million dollars according to an article in today’s (Monday) Great Falls Tribune.

After reading about Sanchez’s long criminal history from several different sources, I was left wondering why Sanchez was even free to roam our streets. After reading some on-line comments, it appears I am not the only one wondering.

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The Sunday Message

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

Cascade County (Montana) Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Dunn, age 33, was killed in the line of duty Thursday. He is survived by his wife and two small children, as well as his parents and two siblings. (Obituary)

Dunn was also a veteran of the Marine Corps and he served in Afghanistan.

Please join me in praying for his family, friends, and his fellow deputies during this very difficult time.

If you are so inclined, there is a page set up for people to make donations to help the Dunn family. You can visit the page by clicking HERE.

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Caught My Eye…

Prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of the Cascade County (MT) deputy sheriff who was killed in the line of duty Thursday.

Welcome to “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about Amanda Curtis, the nominating convention, Steve Daines and Bob Winger, the nude bike ride, Woodstock, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to another pretty exciting edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

“Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about Scrabble, unemployment, bison, a bridge, golf, this column, congress, Kansas City Royals, Sen. Jon Tester, Magic Johnson, Cindy Brady, Sen. John Walsh, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Ice Bucket Challenge, veterans, rain, drunk driving, best paying jobs, NFL pre-season games, living in Walmart, Gen. Viet Luong, and much more!

Your free dose of knowledge awaits…

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MT House 2014: All Hands on Deck

Besides putting together the Special Nominating Convention” to find a U.S. Senate candidate to run against Republican Steve Daines and Libertarian Roger Roots, the Montana Democrats continue to go after Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke about his military service.

It’s all hands on deck as the Democrats have probably surmised that they will lose the Senate seat and defeating Zinke is their best bet. Now a few Montana blogs are chiming in about Zinke and his military service.

They are starting to look a little desperate.

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MT Politics 2014: Veterans!

“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” – President Abraham Lincoln

On Monday, U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis sent press releases about veterans and military issues, and current U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that he was holding a veterans listening session in Great Falls.

Any day you can get candidates and elected officials to talk about veterans’ issues is a good day. It’s not even Veterans Day or Memorial Day!  There are over 106,000 veterans in Montana, and we vote.

It’s important for candidates to talk about veterans’ issues, and let us know what they will do if elected and what they are doing for us if they currently hold elective office.

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Campaign 2014: Potpourri

Happy Monday folks!

Today is “potpourri” day with my commentary about Ryan Zinke’s military records, the Great Falls Tribune’s editor’s note, and my perspective on Lee Newspapers’ “perspective.”

So grab your coffee and read on!

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The Sunday Message

Summer is always a great time for outdoor concerts – concerts just seem to sound better to me when music is being played outside at night.

One of my favorite outdoor concerts is coming up in Great Falls, Montana, next weekend (August 16/17). It’s the annual Downpour Christian Music Festival held at the Montana Expo Park.

IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE! IT’S FREE!

Here is the schedule for Saturday, August 16:
***ALL CONCERT START TIMES ARE P.M. AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

12:00-12:45 Brightworks
1:00-1:45 Group 1 Crew
2:00-3:00 Shonlock
3:15-4:15 Disciple
4:15-5:15 Break: reset stage
5:30-7:00 Seventh Day Slumber (with Joseph Rojas speaking)
7:15-8:15 Audio Adrenaline
8:30-10:00 NeedtoBreathe

On Sunday at 11:00 a.m. is the annual Church in the Park.

According to the website, “The mission of DownPour Ministries is to offer unique interdenominational ministry experiences sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and encouraging believers through Christian entertainment.”

More information:

Visit the Downpour Website HERE
Visit the Downpour Facebook page HERE
Visit the Downpour Twitter page HERE

See you there!

IT’S FREE!

 

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to another almost award-winning edition of “Caught My Eye!”

Disclaimer: “Caught My Eye” may be too intense for some viewers.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about the events surrounding John Walsh pulling out of the U.S. Senate race, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and online dating, and Beartooth NBC getting aggressive on the wrong issue. I also write about Richard Nixon, Peter Frampton, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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