Caught My Eye…

When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective. – George C. Marshall

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 dreamers & the wall, Robert Mueller, Oprah 2020, hypocrites, Sheriff Bob Edwards, and one more thing!

Dreamers & the Wall:

The Hill reported Thursday that the White House will endorse allowing as many as 1.8 million young immigrants to seek U.S. citizenship in an immigration plan that will be released next week. To make the deal, Trump will seek billions of dollars for a border wall and sweeping changes to the immigration system.

We’ll see how this issue plays out. Some will call it amnesty. It could take Dreamers 10-12 years to gain citizenship if they do it this way.

You’re (Almost) Fired:

The New York Times reported on Thursday that President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.

Trump said this report is “fake news.”

Listening to the White House counsel and not firing Mueller might just be the smartest thing Trump has done during his presidency.

Oprah 2020:

In an interview with InStyle magazine, Oprah Winfrey said she does not “Have the DNA” to be President.

And just like that, millions of dreams for 2020 are shattered.

You can read the whole interview HERE.

Hypocrites:

Hypocrite – a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. (Dictionary.com)

I applaud former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Steele was on MSNBC this week and ripped evangelicals for standing by President Trump amid reports Trump had a sexual encounter with an adult film star while he was married. (The Hill)

Steele said, “Just shut the hell up and don’t ever preach to me about anything ever again.”

Amen to that.

The Hill reported that evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham and Tony Perkins defended Trump.

Graham and Perkins give Christianity a bad name.

Sheriff Bob Edwards:

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards did a media tour this week. He did interviews with the Great Falls Tribune, KRTV, and KFBB.

I think he wanted to get out front of the release of the reports about his arrest in June when he was charged Misdemeanor Partner Family Member Assault in Helena. He also probably wants to test the water to see how much he has hurt his chances for reelection.

Edwards has serious problems. He’s only hurting himself by trying to justify that he received deferred prosecution. He contends that he did not put a gun in his mouth during the incident.

After the Tribune posted their story on Facebook, many people chimed in with comments and they were not all that good. There are claims that Edwards is still married and that his wife and he have been going through divorce proceedings for a couple years. This is not the same person involved in the Partner Family Member Assault.

I think Edwards needs to resign. He certainly should not run for reelection. He has some issues that he could use some professional help. Although he denies putting his gun in his mouth, if I were a member of his family or a close friend I would not want him around guns until he receives help to deal with his problems.

Read the stories from the local media and the police report by clicking on their links above.

One More Thing:

In case you did not know, you can keep on top of who filed for office by visiting the Montana Secretary of State’s Candidate Filing List HERE.

Thanks to all those people who decided to run for office!

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One Comment

  1. Strange times when the only important news is the news the President says is FAKE. It’s like waving a red cape in front of a herd of bulls. I think he should try a different response before he is gored.


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