Caught My Eye…

Thanks for stopping by to read “Caught My Eye” – the last one for April, so buckle up!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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.

Today I write about Barry Beach and Bullock, Lawrence VanDyke and the Supremes, Corey Stapleton telling us “Folks are Upset,” Cliven Bundy telling us “about the Negro,” and (sadly) about 40 veterans who died in Arizona.

Plus, we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud! Read on…

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” – thanks for stopping by!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Facebook, Apple iPhones, mill levy, Governor Steve Bullock, Mariah Carey, Great Falls visitor center, coffee pot problems, IRS, Presidential sushi, Chicago Cubs, Jodie Foster, Obama’s job approval rating, 2014 Senators Classic Committee, Icebreaker, Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, clemency, earthquake, Russian bombers, unemployment, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” – the spring break edition! Let’s be careful out there!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Michael Bloomberg, Matt Rosendale, Steve Daines, John Walsh, Ryan Zinke, federal employees, unemployment, Hustler magazine, Reince Priebus, al Qaeda, Glamour’s Sexiest Men, Ford Mustang, Tea Party rallies, NBA playoffs, C-130 cargo planes, Steve Bullock, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Thanks for stopping by for “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 quick 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.

Everyone and everything is fair game!

Today I write about Col. Robert Stanley, the Air Force’s “Bloody Thursday,” Shrimp Peel, Powder River Training Complex, National Monuments, Zombie Apocalypse, plus I have declared TWO winners who are Making Montana Proud!

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Campaign 2014: Better Get a Dog

True friends stab you in the front. -Oscar Wilde

I think it was President Harry Truman who once said, “You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” The same thing could be said for 2014 party politics here in Montana.

Great Falls Tribune Capital Bureau reporter John S. Adams wrote a story for Tuesday’s paper with the headline, “Democratic Party breaks from tradition by backing a candidate in the U.S. Senate primary race.”

It was really not a surprise to me that the Montana Democrats backed John Walsh – he was about the only big name Democrat who did not turn down the chance to run. Besides, most people believe that after everyone else declined, the wheels were set in motion by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama, to get rid of Max Baucus and give John Walsh at least a fighting chance against probable Republican nominee Steve Daines. This was done by having Baucus step down to be an Ambassador to whatever country needed one at the time, and for Governor Steve Bullock to select Walsh to fill the remainder of Baucus’ term. Democrats are under great pressure to keep control of the U.S. Senate.

But former Republican now Democrat John Bohlinger would not go down without a fight. He went ahead and filed as a Democrat for U.S. Senate. He recently took the gloves off in an opinion piece writing that, after he refused to step aside, “it has been a long, cold winter in politics, in which I learned the dark side of power and money in politics.”

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about the Mega Millions jackpot, Taylor Swift, food stamps, Great Falls Public Schools, Obamacare, Uranus, John Lewis, Montana Democrats, unemployment, Montana Republicans, Obama’s approval rating, Bush’s approval rating, “FunnyOrDie,” flood warnings, veterans & suicide, Congressional job approval, Gov. Steve Bullock and his documents, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye” and, for those of you heading to a three-day weekend, be good!

In case you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about American Crossroads & Walsh, REAL ID & Daines, Lt. Governor Angela McLean, Senate Committee Assignments, KBGF (NBC) Great Falls, 24/7 DUI Program, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the first “Caught My Eye” of February!

In case you are new around these parts, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about the Baucus confirmation vote, Steve Daines & the deleted scenes, Zinke’s joke, Mansfield-Metcalf & Cecile Richards, Girl Scout cookies & Planned Parenthood, G.I. Joe, the cleavage poll, plus there’s a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Thursday Numbers

When I checked my weather app this morning, it said it was minus 32 here at the world headquarters of The Western Word in Great Falls, Montana. That was not counting wind chill.

We made it to February – now if we can just make it to spring and get through this cold weather! By the way, Major League Baseball’s spring training starts soon!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about ObamaCare, the winter Olympics, unemployment, Seattle Seahawks, CVS, Jason Priest & Montana DOJ, Steve Daines’ job interview, The Biggest Loser, the Montana National Guard, graduation rate, Tom Brokaw, the farm bill, Denver Broncos, barefoot driver, Montana At- Large, and much more!

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MT Senate 2014: Drip, Drip, Drip

The last month has not been too good for Lt. Governor John Walsh (D), who is running for U.S. Senate. I’d bet that Walsh and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie probably wish the drip, drip, drip, of negative information about them would stop.

Last month reporters “discovered” that Walsh improperly solicited other Guard leaders to join a non-governmental group. This information (a 2010 U.S. Army report) miraculously appeared and the press ran with it. Politics is a contact sport. The Walsh folks circled the wagons and did a pretty decent job handling it.

I wrote about it in the column titled, MT Senate 2014: Coercion? I basically made fun of the report. I like Walsh, and I really would like to see more veterans serving in Washington.

Now there’s more!

In the last few days there were reports that the “adverse 2010 Army report on U.S. Senate candidate John Walsh’s actions while head of the Montana National Guard blocked his promotion to the rank of general.”

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