Caught My Eye…

WARNING: Buckle up!

Welcome to another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye!”

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

Today’s topics include the difference between Memorial Day & Veterans Day, Lee Newspapers State Bureau, Veterans Affairs Appropriations, Patriot Act – The Big Picture, Top 10 Candidates, Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” show. There’s a lot more so read on!

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Caught My Eye…

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

Welcome to “Caught My Eye!”

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

Today I provide independent commentary about Armed Forces Day, Brad Johnson, Amtrak, Jeb Bush & Iraq, Walmart II, Tom Brady, darts, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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MT Supreme Court: We Have a Race!

It looks like we have a race for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court brewing!

State District Court Judge Dirk Sandefur announced in February that he would run for the seat being vacated by Justice Patricia O. Cotter. You can view his website HERE.

Earlier this week, the Great Falls Tribune reported that Kristen Gustafson Juras of Great Falls had filed for election to the Montana Supreme Court. I first read the news Monday via Twitter from Troy Carter who writes for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (BDC). You can read the BDC story HERE. The campaign website for Juras will go live June 1. You can view her website HERE.

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Zinke: Montana’s Airspace is ?

It’s always good to see our elected officials making their way around the state meeting with constituents to discuss the local issues that are important to Montanans.

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) spent last week visiting Missoula, Bozeman, Billings, Glasgow, and Great Falls.

Although the three main sources for news in Great Falls covered the event in Great Falls (KRTV, KFBB, Great Falls Tribune), the story in the Tribune was the one that caught my attention – especially the quote about Montana’s airspace in which Zinke said, “Montana has a huge amount of airspace that should be made available for training.”

After reading that, I thought, “What the %&$@?”

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Tuesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Tuesday – time for another political potpourri edition! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today I provide that valuable independent commentary you’ve come to love from The Western Word about:

  • State Rep. Randy Pinocci
  • Benghazi Hearings
  • Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee
  • NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll

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