Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs
Welcome to the “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with just a little bit of sarcasm.
This week’s topics include the Powerball lottery, unemployment, gonorrhea & Montana, Montana Republican Party, candidate filing, graduation rate, State of the Union speech, U.S. House, Republican Presidential debate, Nick Saban, Pro Picks contest, and much more!
So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us. – President Barack Obama
Welcome to Wednesday! Today is one of those days in which there are several major political stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!
Here are today’s topics:
State of the Union Wrap-Up
Kaiser & the Oregon Standoff
More REAL-ID Paranoia
Also mentioned in this column are U.S. Senator Jon Tester, U.S. Senator Steve Daines, and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. – Chanakya
Hey kids…it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!
In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!
Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. – Albert Einstein
Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home; I am a professional blogger…
Welcome to the big show to end the week! This is the first “Caught My Eye” of 2016, and the 280th “Caught My Eye” of all time.
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 – maybe both.
Today’s topics include:
Cascade County Attorney
GF Area Chamber of Commerce
CNN’s Town Hall Meeting
Natural Born Citizens
Plus Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke, Jon Tester, and Tim Fox are all mentioned in today’s column.
I am so looking forward to this year! 2016 will be a great year to be an independent blogger writing about politics.
Being independent means when I disagree with a candidate or elected official I don’t have to worry about to which party they belong, or how the Republican Party or the Democratic Party feels about my column. I won’t even have to worry if some lobbyist is ticked off at what I write, plus I won’t care of they want me fired. I can tell them (I’ll be nice since I like to keep this site rated at least PG) to take a hike.
Montana politicians worry about those things every day. Politicians from both sides of the aisle do. They are not alone in that most politicians from all across the fruited plains spend their terms in office worried that they will piss off their base of support and/or the people who spend money to get them elected. I have written many times that for the people serving in D.C. it’s all about the next election. Yesterday’s actions prove it.
Many voters in the middle are independent and if you have that independent streak in you, you need to stop by this website and my Facebook page every day – or better yet subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the box on the right. You’ll get my columns delivered to you via your email address! How cool is that?
Obama, guns, and the Montana Congressional Delegation: