Caught My Eye…

In fact, as I know — as far as I know, I’m the first Press Secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders 08/02/18

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 the best haircut poll results, Debates, QAnon, and One More Thing featuring Kathleen Williams and Danni.

Best Haircut Poll:

Both Jon Tester and Matt Rosendale have done campaign commercials about their haircuts, so I asked readers, “Who has the best haircut, Matt Rosendale or Jon Tester?”

The results are:

Matt Rosendale – 52%
Jon Tester – 47%
Undecided – 1%

There will be another equally exciting poll coming soon! Thanks to all who participated!

Debates:

Montana Public Radio (MTPR) announced that the Republican and Democratic candidates for Montana’s U.S. House and Senate seats have confirmed they will debate this fall. Both events will be hosted by MontanaPBS.

MTPR reports that Democratic Senator Jon Tester will debate his Republican challenger, Matt Rosendale, Sept. 29 in Missoula. Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte will square off against his Democratic challenger, Kathleen Williams, a week later on Saturday Oct. 6 in Bozeman. Both debates will be broadcast statewide.

If you follow me on Twitter (@TheWesternWord) then you were one of the first to see this information.

I wonder if this is it for the debates or will there be more. Don’t be chickens, debate!

QAnon:

The headline in the Washington Post got my attention, “QAnon is terrifying. This is why.”

The headline was from an opinion piece in the Post. You can read it HERE.

If you’ve watched a Trump rally recently, then you have probably seen a few people in attendance wearing “Q” shirts or holding signs that read, “We are Q.”

It’s hard to describe “QAnon” but The Daily Beast tries:

QAnon springs from a series of cryptic clues that started to be posted online in October 2017. Starting on 4Chan before migrating to the even more fringe 8Chan, the anonymous person behind the clues goes by “Q,” a reference to a high-level government security clearance. The “Anon” in “QAnon” refers to both Q himself, and to Q’s nameless supporters, the “anons.”

Q is supposed to be revealing this top-secret information via the clues, which QAnon fans have dubbed “breadcrumbs.” They’re written in a short bursts, in a reference-heavy style that’s part poem, part ransom note.

In short, it’s based on conspiracy theories. The Washington Post calls QAnon a “deranged conspiracy cult” in THIS ARTICLE.

If “the storm” is coming as the group claims, I’m glad I have my bunker ready.

One More Thing:

Kathleen Williams (D) is running for U.S. House (MT-AL) here in Montana. Her main opponent is incumbent Republican Greg Gianforte.

Williams has a campaign commercial that features her dog, Danni. It’s pretty cute and worth a look:

You can find out more about the Williams campaign on her website HERE.

We need more campaign commercials with dogs.

 

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