Welcome to the Big Show which is called “Caught My Eye!”
By the way, it’s National Doughnut Day. I have to confess that I had a blueberry muffin before I realized this was National Doughnut Day.
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. Buckle up…
Today’s topics include:
- Sheriff Edwards & Fair Cops
- Kentucky Fried Chicken
- The Duggars & Megyn Kelly
- The Pentagon & NFL
- Ted Cruz
- Bucket List Dream
Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards seems to be a very serious man when it comes to filming “Fair Cops” at the Montana State Fair – maybe a little too serious.
A camera crew will be following around Sheriff’s deputies and Great Falls Police officers at the fair this year for an episode of “Fair Cops.” I wrote about it last week.
On Thursday the Sheriff posted a 360 word statement on the Facebook Page of the Cascade County Sheriff’s office in which he shared six points for “those of you that have ill intentions on your mind.”
He closes the statement with, “The bottom line…Don’t act like a fool.”
I actually think he’s being serious. I also think he’s wasting his/our time – and I’ll stop there with the criticism, except to say, “I ‘pity the fool’ who steps between the camera and the Sheriff.”
Kentucky Fried Chicken:
Life just got better in Great Falls (MT) with the reopening of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant. There were two stores awhile back and then they both closed. One store reopened Thursday and another one will be opening later.
I promise to never neglect you again, KFC.
By the way, is this a great country or what?
The Duggars & Megyn Kelly:
You will be shocked, but I actually watched Fox News Wednesday night. The good news is that I did not watch enough of it to become brainwashed! I watched the interview of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar about their son Josh who molested four of his sisters and a family friend. The Duggars are stars of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality show. Megyn Kelly of Fox News conducted the interview. You can see the video and transcript HERE.
The Duggars managed to shift the direction of the interview and Kelly allowed it to happen. They managed to make themselves out as victims because of the leak of juvenile records that were supposed to remain sealed. While the leak is wrong (possibly illegal) and it could be a goldmine for the Duggars in a lawsuit, Kelly allowed this to become the story. During the latter part of the show, Kelly seemed to feel sorry for the Duggars saying, “It must have been terrible. I mean I’m sure you’re going through hell right now.”
The Duggars are very good in front of the cameras and they performed wonderfully during this interview – they owned it.
As for Kelly, she may be the future of Fox News, but this interview showed she lacks the skills to do the big interviews.
Pentagon & NFL:
A salute goes to U.S. Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake, and Richard Blumenthal for trying to stop the paid military tributes at NFL games. Some teams were being paid by the Army National Guard to do these tributes. McCain claims the Pentagon paid $7 million to the NFL over the past three years to do these salutes. (Source)
I think there’s enough respect and honor for our troops to do these tributes for free.
I’ve known a few politicians who, when given a microphone, bad things can happen. Ted Cruz is one of those guys. He did it this week when he told a joke about Vice President Joe Biden a few days after Biden’s son died of brain cancer.
Read the story HERE. Cruz later apologized.
Ted Cruz is having problems with all the national attention.
Bucket List Dream:
Walter Thomas is 91 years old. He always wondered what it would be like to back an SUV through a garage door. With the help of his family, he can check this off his bucket list.
You can watch it HERE. I love the joy on Walter’s face…
One More Thing:
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. – Jack Kerouac