Caught My Eye…

Quote for the Day…

Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again. – Ain Eineziz

Caught My Eye (CME) is the once-a-week column that is posted every Friday morning. This is when I look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week.

Here are some of the things that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Biden is President
  • Dramatic Decrease in Theft
  • U.S. Public Schools


It seems some of the Montana MAGA Republicans are unwavering about Joe Biden not being a legitimate President.

Here at The Western Word, these people are referred to as clowns.

The Montana Free Press (MTFP) reported that Republican central committees in Ravalli and Lewis and Clark counties have in the last two weeks passed near-identical resolutions refuting the results of the 2020 presidential election and claiming Joe Biden “was not legitimately elected” to the presidency of the United States. The resolutions urge the Montana Legislature to do “everything in their power” to put “the responsibility of election integrity and accountability back into the hands of We the People.”

Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in Montana 56.9% to 40.5%. Trump lost the electoral vote 306-232. I think Trump beat Hillary Clinton by around that much and called it a landslide.

The Montana Republicans who go along with these MAGA clowns are embarrassing Montana. Biden is President, like it or not.

Read the complete story from MTFP HERE.


On the Facebook page of the Great Falls Police Department (GFPD), they posted the following:

POLICE BLOTTER 7/13/22 – Overall, we’ve seen a dramatic decrease in theft throughout the community.
☑️Check out these stats☑️
(2022 vs 2021, Jan 1 – July 11)
⬇️ Auto Theft 113/178
37% down
⬇️ Burglary 131/176
26% down
⬇️ Larc From Auto 155/329
53% down
⬇️ Robbery 7/18 61% down
⬆️ Shoplift 434/333
30% up

Of the five categories listed, four showed significant decreases. I applaud the GFPD for all they do to keep us safe.

According to the Great Falls Facebook Barney Fifes and haters of those less fortunate, all the homeless people are running around breaking the law, so I am surprised at the “dramatic decrease in theft throughout the community.”

You can view the post from GFPD HERE.


Gallup reported this week that Americans’ confidence in U.S. public schools remains low, with 28% saying they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the institution, similar to 32% last year. Both figures are down from 41% in 2020, reflecting a brief surge in the early months of the pandemic after registering 29% in 2019.

Of course, Republicans lead the way in having the least amount of confidence in public schools (14%), with Independents coming in at 29% and Democrats coming in at 43%.

I think the Republicans in the Montana Legislature want to destroy public schools. Montana has some of the better public schools in the country. It seems to me the Democrats care more about public schools than Republicans.

Remember that if you support public schools.

Read the complete report from Gallup HERE.


8 thoughts on “Caught My Eye…

    • Big Swede – no I have not. One thing in the trailer they got right is the sentence about ruining elections. They MAGA folks did that by promoting the big lie.
      Thanks , JmB

      • The Republican committees of Ravalli and L&C counties are not far off the main stream when it comes to the legitimacy of the election.

        “A growing number of likely voters believe that cheating tainted President Joe Biden’s 2020 win over former President Donald Trump, and even more feel that a key Democratic election reform scheme will increase fraud.”
        “In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 56% of respondents said, “It’s likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 41% who say it’s ‘very likely.’”
        That is a significant increase from April, when 51% said “Biden’s election was tainted by cheating.”
        The change comes as Trump has continued to raise election integrity charges and as Democrats have tried to force through liberal election reforms and shut down GOP state voting reforms.
        Democrats sure used the pandemic and COVID hysterics to grease the wheels of this operation, with secretaries of state bypassing legislatures to unilaterally change the voting rules on Election Day. In Michigan, it was only until weeks after the election that a court ruled that Michigan’s Democratic Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, illegally tweaked the voting rules. It’s obvious why she went this route; Michigan has a Republican legislature.”-Washington Examiner

      • Big Swede- thanks for the info. I don’t believe the 2020 election was fraudulent. The Republicans better look ahead instead of looking back.
        Thanks, JmB

  1. James makes some good points, especially his conclusion. I personally think that the MAGA clowns are clowns with a purpose. They’re really not stupid enough to believe that trump won. And yes there are some in the cult that believe it. But the legislators proposing resolutions are simply doing so to continue sending their incessant message to the rest of the country that Montana is the new MAGA homeland. It’s free advertising. It’s trumpian showmanship on the state level. And they’ve perfected it. Much of what they propose is nonsense. But it resonates with the MAGAs out there. Hence the huge demographic shift at the polls. The result is that we get guys like Rosendale, Knudsen, and ferrchrissakes even Zinke again. I don’t see it changing any time soon. I know that some big time employers here in town only hire outta staters and magas now. Not good.

  2. It seems some of the Montana MAGA Republicans are unwavering about Joe Biden not being a legitimate President.

    Caught my eye: Here at The Western Word, these people are referred to as clowns. Similarly REFERENCED here at my house.

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