The Wednesday Read: Flynn, Reporters, and China

Journalism is what we need to make democracy work. – Walter Cronkite

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Michael Flynn
  • Be Kind to Reporters
  • China’s Social Credit System



Tuesday Commentary: VA Secretary, Secretary of State, & Snow

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. – Doug Larson

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • VA Secretary Nominee
  • Tester a “No” on Pompeo
  • Billings & Snow
  • The Western Word


Monday’s Commentary: Vote for Schools and Parks

There’s a May 8 School election in Great Falls that will elect two school trustees and approve/disapprove a $1.35 million elementary levy. The Great Falls Tribune reports that voters will also find on the ballot a section asking them to consider the creation of Park District-1 with an assessment amount of $1.5 million annually for the first three years to address $12.6 million in deferred maintenance identified in the city’s parks and recreation sites.

The ballots are in the mail according to a recent article in the Trib. Below you will find my commentary about both.


The Sunday Message

Psalm 23 (NASB)
A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

According to Dr. Lawrence Wilson, one of the most healing prayers that we have ever found is the Twenty-Third Psalm of David found in the Old Testament of the Bible. Repeated often, it can help turn around negative thinking and assist a person with fears, as can few others, in our experience.

Read more commentary from Dr. Wilson about the Twenty-Third Psalm by clicking HERE.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week!


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Caught My Eye…

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. – Sam Walton

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 Jon Tester and robocalls, the Billings Police and the wild wild west, Greg Gianforte and Sinclair Broadcasting, NFL schedules are out, and One More Thing!


Thursday Numbers

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie

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 Jon Tester, unemployment, ballot measure, the new union, Starbucks, oil prices, University of Montana, job approval rating, da bears, and much more!


The Wednesday Read: Drunks & Child Abuse

Montana, Montana, Glory of the West
Of all the states from coast to coast, You’re easily the best
Montana, Montana, Where skies are always blue…
-Montana State Song
-Lyrics by Charles Cohan, Melody by Joseph E. Howard

We are about to enjoy another one of those great summers in Montana, with thousands upon thousands of people visiting the state to see our mountains, visit our parks, and fish and float in our rivers.

Sadly, Montana is becoming well-known for a couple reasons that should bother us all: drunk driving and child abuse.


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Tuesday Commentary: Sheriff, Gianforte, Zinke, & Hannity

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. – Will Rogers

Happy Tax Day 2018!

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Cascade County Sheriff
  • Montana At-Large Race
  • Ryan Zinke
  • Sean Hannity


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Monday’s Quick Hits: Food Park, Comey & Trump, & Syria

The spine of the FBI is the rule of law. The spine of the FBI is a commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, while protecting civil liberties. – James Comey

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Madison Food Park
  • Comey vs Trump
  • The Photo


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The Sunday Message

If I couldn’t handle not being good at something, then how could I consider myself a successful person? – Gerald Hodges

Four years ago, Gerald Hodges made his high school swim team — perhaps the only kid to ever make a high school swim team without a clue how to swim.

Hodges is pretty good in other sports, but not swimming.

“On the Road” with Steve Hartman has the rest of Gerald’s story by clicking HERE.

Have a great week!



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