Caught My Eye…

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

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 Trump, Daines, and Twitter, Fagg vs Rosendale, Ethics Complaint, Tester’s number 14, the canceled summit, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. – Sylvia Plath

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include unemployment, Scouting for Food, Indianapolis 500, same-sex marriage, leaving home, Memorial Day, the NFL and the National Anthem, Sunday Night Football, Brett Favre, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Edwards, Salaries, Havre, & the Pope

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Superintendent Salaries
  • No Spanish in Havre
  • Pope Francis

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Tuesday Commentary: Two Campaign Ads

Today I’m taking a closer look at the two competing U.S. Senate campaign ads from Republican challenger Matt Rosendale and Democrat incumbent Jon Tester.

Tester’s ad was posted on YouTube May 8 and is titled, “Jon’s Got Our Back” As of this morning it has 1,257 views.

Rosendale’s ad was posted on YouTube May 13 and is titled, “Stepped In It.” As of this morning, it has 957 views.

Most of the time these ads follow each other on television.

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Poll Results, Edwards, Malmstrom, & Manziel

Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. – Robert Kennedy

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • U.S. Senate Poll Results
  • U.S. House (MT-AL) Poll Results
  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Daines & Malmstrom
  • Johnny Manziel

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The Sunday Message

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. – Psalm 95:4-5 (NIV)

Many years ago a couple friends and I went “shed hunting” in the Sun River Wildlife Management Area here in Montana. We planned to get our fair share of elk antlers!

That year the opening of shed hunting started at midnight. We were about five minutes late, and the game warden told us we were about the 45th vehicle through the gates. There were lights all over the mountains. It was quite a scene.

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Caught My Eye…

I hate it when I see some old person and then realize we went to high school together. – Unknown

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 August recess, Montana ACLU and Steve Daines, E-City Beat, Trump’s salary, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer. – Yogi Berra

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Michigan State University, Powerball Lottery, unemployment, Trump’s ethics disclosures, Michael Avenatti & interviews, Indianapolis 500, satisfaction, “Top Gun,” Armed Forces Day, Billings’ bad boys, Special Counsel, the NBA Draft lottery, and much more!

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TWW Poll: Republican U.S. Senate Primary (MTSen)

Who will win the Montana U.S. Senate primary for the Republicans?

The candidates are:

Troy Downing (troydowning.com)

Russ Fagg (russformontana.com)

Albert Olszewski (alforsenate.us)

Matt Rosendale (mattformontana.com)

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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TWW Poll: Democrat U.S. House Primary (MT-AL)

Who will win the Montana At-Large U.S. House primary for the Democrats?

The candidates are:

John Heenan (heenanforcongress.com)

Grant Kier (kierforcongress.com)

Jared Pettinato (montanansforjared.com)

Kathleen Williams (kathleenformontana.com)

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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