Monday’s Quick Hits: Who is America, Trump/Putin, & Dalton Highway

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Who is America?
  • Trump & Putin
  • Dalton Highway

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The Sunday Message

I’m against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman’s choice. – Nancy Reagan

Many people felt that Nancy Reagan was trying to be on both sides of the abortion issue by what she said in that quote.

That seems to be the answer some people have these days – it’s kind of like “walk a mile in her shoes” before you judge.

One of the quotes that I like most that deals with abortion came from former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming:

I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don’t believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.

With the process of appointing a new member to the U.S. Supreme Court beginning this week, Gallup Polling released the results of a poll about Roe v. Wade:

As the U.S. Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the public is strongly opposed to any attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. Currently, 64% of Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned.

It’s not like the Justices of the Supreme Court check the polls before deciding a case.

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Caught My Eye…

Friday the 13th is still better than Monday the whatever. – Unknown.

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

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Money Laundering, the Montana American Indian Caucus respond to Trump, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, the VP is coming to Billings, the Great Falls Rally fact-checked, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

You are remembered for the rules you break. – Douglas MacArthur

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 Mega Millions jackpot, Matt Rosendale & fundraising, unemployment, the cost of President Trump’s visit, fact-checking Trump’s speech in Great Falls, Brett M. Kavanaugh, the best president, Planet Fitness, U.S. Attorneys, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Opinions, Nastiest, Slurpee, & SCOTUS Poll

The pen is the tongue of the mind. – Horace

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Thanks for your opinion, but…
  • The Nasty Poll
  • Free Slurpee Day
  • SCOTUS Poll

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TWW Poll: SCOTUS

Should the U.S. Senate confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court?

  • YES
  • NO
  • No Opinion Yet

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

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Published in: on July 10, 2018 at 2:43 pm  Comments (2)  
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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Green Party, Daines, SCOTUS, & Trump/Putin

Leave the gun – take the cannoli. – Peter Clemenza (Godfather)

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Green Party
  • Daines & Russia
  • SCOTUS
  • Prump Tutin

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Killing Journalists, Rally Priests, & SCOTUS

I have never been hurt by what I have not said. – Calvin Coolidge

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Killing Journalists
  • Father, forgive me…
  • Supreme Court Pick

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The Sunday Message

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. – John 13:34-35 (NIV)

These two verses came to me this week as I was reading comments on social media about the President’s visit to Great Falls.

It seems we are forgetting how to debate the issues and to disagree with each other without hating each other.

A quote came to mind that fits pretty well with what I’m trying to say:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have a great week – and love more.

 

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Published in: on July 8, 2018 at 2:00 am  Comments Off on The Sunday Message  
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Caught My Eye…

This is a special edition of “Caught My Eye…” about President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Great Falls, Montana.

We need to work every day from now until the election. For your family, for your community, the country, for your constitution. And this November, I need you to get your friends, get your colleagues, get your neighbors, and get your ass out to vote. – President Donald J. Trump (Great Falls, MT 07/05/18)

I don’t think there’s a much more exciting thing to witness than the President visiting your town – it’s especially great when you don’t have to work or volunteer at the event.

The people in and around Great Falls, Montana, and almost every Republican I can think of from Montana showed up early and in massive numbers for President Donald J. Trump on Thursday (July 5) and the President delivered a speech that was, shall we say, typical Trump.

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