The Wednesday Read: Ford vs Kavanaugh, Rosendale, & Poll

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. – Sophocles

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Maybe She Will; Maybe She Won’t
  • Rosendale’s Little Things
  • Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner Poll

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Fighter & Winner, Happiest States, & 57 Days

Whenever you feel like giving up, think of all the people that would love to see you fail. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Fighter & Winner
  • Happiest States
  • 57 Days

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Caught My Eye…

A fool tells you what he will do; a boaster what he has done. The wise man does it and says nothing. – 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 Trump’s MAGA Rally in Billings, Anonymous Sources, Brett Kavanaugh, the Griz/Cat Poll results, and One More Thing!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Tester, Rosendale, & Kavanaugh

The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great. – Meghan McCain

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Jon Tester Misspoke
  • Matt Rosendale – Admin & Moderator
  • Trouble for Kavanaugh?

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The Wednesday Read: School Starts, Anti-Tester ads, & Farewell Message

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • School Starts
  • Anti-Tester Attack Ads
  • Farewell Statement from Senator John McCain

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: MTSen Poll, Half-Staff, Corn Maze, & TWW Poll

Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • A New MTSen poll
  • Half-Staff
  • Battle of Flat-Tops Corn Maze
  • TWW Poll: I-185

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The Sunday Message: John McCain

I consider myself a Christian. I attend church. My faith has sustained me in very difficult times. – John McCain

Rest in Peace, John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain, who may be the last statesman in Washington, D.C., died on Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

McCain may best be remembered for a response he gave to a lady during an October 2008 townhall meeting when McCain was running for President (back then politicians still had the guts to hold town hall meetings).

The woman told McCain that she did not trust Barack Obama because he was an “Arab.”

“No, ma’am,” McCain replied. “He’s a decent family man, citizen, who I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is about.”

In watching McCain over the years, it was obvious that he could be just as tough on people from his own party as he was on people who were Democrats. I sometimes cringed when McCain questioned people during committee hearings because he was tough on many of them.

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Published in: on August 26, 2018 at 3:48 am  Comments Off on The Sunday Message: John McCain  
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The Wednesday Read: Montana Green Party, Cohen & Manafort

I don’t think inside the box. I don’t think outside the box either. I don’t even know where the box is. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Montana Green Party
  • Cohen/Manafort

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Bullock & Assault Weapons, & TWW Poll

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery. – Robin Williams

Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is getting a few minutes of fame. On Sunday he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he would support a ban on semiautomatic firearms.

The Associated Press (AP) reported that this is the first time Bullock has said he would “support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons.”

It wasn’t long before the Washington Post, and other news organizations picked up the story.

Breitbart put it this way:

Gov. Steve Bullock (D) announced Sunday that he would support prohibiting Montana residents from buying and possessing commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.

When I heard the comments, my first thought was that Bullock must have decided to never run for statewide office in Montana again.

Today’s poll asks, “Do you agree with Gov. Steve Bullock’s comments on CNN about banning assault weapons/some forms of semiautomatic weapons?”

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

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The Wednesday Read: Pearl Jam – Concert & Poster

Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • The Pearl Jam Concert
  • The Pearl Jam Poster

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Published in: on August 15, 2018 at 5:46 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Pearl Jam – Concert & Poster  
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