Caught My Eye…

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

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 Trophy Ranch or Cosmopolitan Castle, Rosendale’s Window, Two Citizen Initiatives, Sturgis, and One More Thing!

Trophy Ranch or Cosmopolitan Castle:

There’s a lot of name calling in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Matt Rosendale and U.S. Senator Jon Tester.

The latest tactic is to make Rosendale look bad for owning what some are calling a “Trophy Ranch” in Montana and to make Tester look like he has “gone Washington” because he owns a “Cosmopolitan Castle” back in Washington, D.C.

So in a new poll here at The Western Word, I ask readers, Which is worse – Matt Rosendale owning a “Trophy Ranch” or Jon Tester owning a “Cosmopolitan Castle?”

Click HERE to answer the poll. It will be active over the weekend.

Rosendale’s Window:

I received an interesting fundraising email from U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale (R) Thursday evening.

In the email that was titled “Window Smashed in Billings” Rosendale writes:

This past Tuesday, while Vice President Mike Pence visited Billings in support of our campaign, my office in Billings was VANDALIZED.

Rosendale then writes, “Violence is NEVER the answer. But that won’t stop us from continuing to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

He then asks for “$5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 today, or more if you can.”

I guess that’s trying to make lemonade out of lemons…

Two Citizen Initiatives:

The Associated Press (AP) reported that Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton’s Office has certified two citizen initiatives for the Nov. 6 election.

They are the initiatives to raise the tobacco tax and to set stricter cleanup standards for new hard-rock mines.

That means more commercials…


FYI – The 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally starts next Friday (August 3) and goes through August 12.

A list of events can be found HERE.


One More Thing:

Dave Barry tweets, “Thoughts and prayers with Mark Zuckerberg at this time of maybe having to sell a couple of helicopters.”

Have a great weekend!