The fridge is the perfect example of what matters is on the inside. -Unknown
Welcome to Caught My Eye (CME)!
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:
- Obama & Bullock
- MT Democrats Get Nasty
- Trump’s Total Acquittal Speech
- Pete Rose
- One More Thing
OBAMA & BULLOCK:
If you follow me on Twitter then you were probably one of the first to see the following story…
Several reports, like THIS ONE from Politico, surfaced Thursday that former President Barack Obama met with Montana Governor Steve Bullock in an attempt to get him to run for U.S. Senate against Republican Steve Daines.
Bullock has once again said no thanks which undoubtedly broke the heart of a few thousand Montanans.
Team Daines is probably breathing a sigh of relief. I imagine they are counting the days until the filing deadline, which is March 9.
If Bullock does run against Daines, then Daines will probably have a pretty easy time in November.
I’m a moderate independent and no fan of Daines, who was born in California, but still plays up the XX generation Montanan bullshit.
By the way, I guess bullshit is a word we can use often these days as President Donald Trump used it Thursday in the East Room of the White House. I remember when those places were kind of sacred.
Nonetheless, I can’t see myself voting for Daines no matter who his opponent might be.
MT DEMOCRATS GET NASTY:
The Associated Press (AP) reported this week that former Montana lawmaker and political science instructor David Wanzenried of Billings is asking the state Commissioner of Political Practices for a ruling on whether Democratic attorney general candidate Raph Graybill meets the requirements to run for office.
I wonder why Raph Graybill does not spell his first name like Rafe McCawley, who was the character played by Ben Affleck in the 2001 movie, Pearl Harbor.
The AP reports that Wanzenried contends Graybill does not meet the requirement that a person running for attorney general must be admitted to practice law in Montana and to have engaged in active practice of law for at least five years before election.
Kimberly Dudik is Graybill’s opponent. The AP says that Graybill’s campaign says Wanzenried has endorsed and held a campaign fundraiser for her.
Party politics are a hoot.
There are two Republicans running for AG. They are Jon Bennion and
Austin Powers, I mean Austin Knudsen.
I am leaning toward Bennion – he’s a good man.
TRUMP’S “TOTAL ACQUITTAL” SPEECH:
In case you missed it, President Donald Trump gave his “Total Acquittal” speech in the East Room of the White House on Thursday in front of his family, friends, and blind supporters.
Mitt Romney was not in attendance.
The speech was over an hour long. Trump went after all the regulars; Comey, Pelosi, Schumer, Vindman, Clinton, etc.
He talked about Rep. Steve Scalise getting whacked (shot) in 2017. Trump actually said whacked. Trump said Scalise only had a 25% chance of survival, and that he set a record for blood loss. Trump said Scalise looks better now than before he was shot.
Trump singled out a lot of elected officials who stood by him during the impeachment. Trump has many folks on the GOP side frightened to go against him.
Someone posted on social media that Trump will never have to worry about another President plagiarizing his speeches because they are all terrible.
I was surprised at some of the things Trump said. I should not be because he lies and misstates the facts all the time. He feels vindicated and will push the envelope a little more as if he did not learn anything from the impeachment.
The divide in this country is wider than ever. We should be ashamed of the man who is our leader. I know I am.
A transcript of the speech can be found HERE.
The Associated Press reported this week that Major League Baseball great Pete Rose has once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing.
In my opinion, Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame (HOF). Put a little note on it about his gambling, but give Pete Rose his spot in the HOF.
I’d like to see Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Mark McGwire in the HOF, too.
ONE MORE THING:
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Have a great weekend!
Fox Skews has to tell Fox Skews that their talking heads are liars.
“Fox News’ own research team has warned colleagues not to trust some of the network’s top commentators’ claims about Ukraine.
An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomon’s credibility, accusing him of playing an “indispensable role” in a Ukrainian “disinformation campaign.”
The document also accuses frequent Fox News guest Rudy Giuliani of amplifying disinformation, as part of an effort to oust former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and blasts Fox News guests Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova—both ardent Trump boosters—for “spreading disinformation.”
Doug – the partisan news organizations are harming America. Thanks, -JmB