Caught My Eye…

It’s not what you are that holds you back; it’s what you think you are not. ― Denis Waitley

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may will be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Kavanaugh & Ford
  • 2018 Montana Pre-Election Survey
  • About that Poll
  • Bullock & I-185
  • Congressional Approval Ratings
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else. ― Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome to “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 sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the U.S. Space Force, Dallas Mavericks & Mark Cuban, unemployment, internet speed, Kansas City Royals, United States Air Force, Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner race, WD-40, Pope Francis, The Western Word on Twitter, the Great Falls Voyagers, Jon Tester & hunting, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Ford vs Kavanaugh, Rosendale, & Poll

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. – Sophocles

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Maybe She Will; Maybe She Won’t
  • Rosendale’s Little Things
  • Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner Poll

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Ford vs Kavanaugh

When President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, was derailed the Democrats cried foul and said how unfair it was. Now that President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is possibly being derailed, the Republicans are crying foul and saying it is unfair.

Welcome to politics in 2017-18. It’s a dirty business. I must admit the only thing better than watching a bunch of rich people beat each other up in Congress, is watching a bunch of rich people beat each other up on the football field on Sundays.

Surely the Republicans must have thought that the Democrats would use whatever they could to stop a Trump nominee. The Trump nominee had to be super clean. I know, don’t call you Shirley.

The Democrats found something on Brett Kavanaugh – from his high school days a mere 36 years ago – that could bring down the nomination. The Democrats waited until the 11th hour to spring it – those dirty rascals.

Full disclosure – I don’t remember my high school days, and I am around the same age as Kavanaugh. It was all kind of a fog. I still believe the movie “Dazed and Confused” was about my life.

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TWW Poll: Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner

One of the more exciting races that I am following this election season is the race for Sheriff/Coroner of Cascade County (Great Falls) Montana.

So that is this week’s poll question: Who will you vote for in the Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner race?

For more information about Bob Rosipal, click HERE or HERE.

For more information about Jesse Slaughter, click HERE or HERE.

If you do not see the poll, click on “more.”

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The Sunday Message

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace... – Ephesians 1:7 (NIV)

There’s a new Christian drama movie coming soon that is a sequel to a movie I enjoyed called, “Unbroken.”

It is based on a true story.

Here is the summary from Wikipedia:

Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a 2018 American Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk, and acts as a sequel to the 2014 film Unbroken, although none of the original cast or crew returns except the producer Matthew Baer. The film chronicles Louis Zamperini following his return from World War II and his conversion to evangelical Christianity after attending one of Billy Graham’s church revivals.

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Caught My Eye…

Well, I know what’s right
I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around
But I’ll stand my ground
And I won’t back down
– By Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may will be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Questions for Tester & Rosendale
  • Little Shell Recognition
  • NRA Endorsements
  • New Rosendale Ad
  • Kavanaugh Hail Mary
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. ― Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome to “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 sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Mega Millions jackpot, unemployment, median U.S. household, the Orioles & the Red Sox, Montana lawmakers & a pay raise, Trump or Media poll, Tester & Trump produce, Bob Woodward’s bestseller, Billings & Trump & #PlaidShirtGuy, Verizon, Apple iPhone, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Pay Raise, Kavanaugh, & Midterms

Caring about what people think of you is useless. Most people don’t even know what they think of themselves. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • 69% Pay Raise?
  • Faith & Freedom Coalition
  • Midterms

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September 11

Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live; when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon; when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol; when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends. It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us. –U.S. Senator John Kerry

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The following column has been slightly edited from a previous column…

Today we take a moment to remember September 11, 2001. It seems just yesterday that our country was attacked – but it has been 17 years.

On that day I remember staring at the television in shock. When the second plane hit the World Trade Center, I hoped and prayed that it was a replay of the first plane hitting it. It wasn’t. I hoped like many folks that the whole thing was just a dream. It wasn’t.

At that time I worked for U.S. Senator Conrad Burns in Great Falls, Montana, and I was scheduled to attend a meeting the morning of September 11 at Malmstrom Air Force Base. As I showed my ID to at the base gate, a breaking news alert came on my car radio saying a plane had hit the Pentagon – my Pentagon – our Pentagon. My thoughts shifted to friends and former colleagues who worked there.

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