Scientists say the universe is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. They forgot to mention morons. – Unknown
Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!
If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!
Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:
- Graham, Daines, & Impeachment
- MLB Umpire Rob Drake
- Crosstown Games
- One More Thing
GRAHAM, DAINES, & IMPEACHMENT:
I watched the press conference on Thursday with U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talking about his non-binding resolution that, as the Associated Press (AP) reported, condemned the Democratic-run House for pursuing an “illegitimate impeachment inquiry” and demanding that Republicans be given more chances to question witnesses.
After I watched a few minutes of Graham trying to say other impeachment inquiries and closed-door hearings were different (they weren’t) I tweeted:
Sen. Lindsey Graham is ruining what’s left of his legacy. The late Sen. McCain would probably slap him.
Closer to home and just as ridiculous was comments from U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) who was able to get some ink from the Great Falls Tribune:
Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines on Thursday joined fellow members of the GOP to support a Senate resolution to condemn the House impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
“Precedent, transparency & due process — all still important in America,” Daines tweeted. “Proud to join @LindseyGrahamSC in a resolution to stop House Dems from their sham impeachment process.”
It’s important to know that Graham and Daines are both up for reelection in 2020 and if the Trump campaign goes into the shitter, they may be harmed at the ballot box. By the way, every member of the media should report in every story from 18 months and closer to an election something like, “Graham and Daines are both up for reelection in 2020.”
From the comments I read on the Tribune’s Facebook post about Daines, not too many people liked what he is doing regarding Trump.
I’m pretty sure even if Trump shoots someone on Fifth Avenue, he would still carry Montana and South Carolina in the Presidential election. Plus, Daines and Graham would still be his lackeys.
There aren’t many statesmen and stateswomen in D.C. these days.
MLB UMPIRE ROB DRAKE:
ESPN is reporting that Major League Baseball is looking into a since-deleted tweet by longtime umpire Rob Drake, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday.
ESPN obtained the Tweet that said Drake planned to buy an AR-15 rifle “because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020.”
Maybe he should buy a dictionary along with the AR-15…
Drake has since apologized probably because he does not want to lose his cushy job as an MLB umpire. Major League umpires begin at $120,000 annually, and seasoned umpires can earn as much as $350,000. Benefits, travel expenses, and daily per diem add to the compensation package. (Source)
In my opinion, Drake should be told, “You’re Outta Here” by Major League Baseball.
Here in Montana, a few crosstown games are happening Friday night. In Great Falls, it’s time for the annual Crosstown Showdown football game with the C.M. Russell High School Rustlers taking on Great Falls High Bison Friday night.
With both teams sporting a record of 2-5, they might want to rename it this year from the “Crosstown Showdown” to the “Toilet Bowl.”
The Rustlers and Bison shouldn’t worry – every team in Class AA makes the playoffs this year. There are 15 teams and the playoffs start November 1. (Bracket)
I am not sure if everyone gets a participation trophy or not…
ONE MORE THING:
A buddy from down south found this in his yard – do you know what it is?
Have a great weekend!