The Wednesday Read: Elections, Ballot, Trump, Clinton, & Colbert

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. – Andrew Jackson

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Great Falls School Elections
  • Montana Special House Election
  • Trump Report on Andrew Jackson
  • Hillary Speaks
  • The Colbert Monologue

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Monday’s Quick Hits

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. – Ernest Hemingway

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • U.S. Attorneys
  • The Final Three
  • Montana VA Problems
  • Kasich on Meet the Press

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The Sunday Message

First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him. Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God. ¬1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NCV)

This Friday (Jan. 20) at noon eastern time, Donald J. Trump will become our newest President of the United States. Whether you voted for him or someone else, we all should want him to do well as our leader. We should pray for him and those he appoints to do well, too.

We should also thank President Barack Obama and his family and staff for their work and sacrifices over the past eight years.

There will be things we like and things we don’t like about our new President and other elected leaders. That’s what makes our country great – and guess what? Every few years we, as citizens, get to pick who we want to lead us.

So join me this Friday and pray for our new President. Pray that he makes the right decisions and pray for his safety and that of his family.

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Caught My Eye…

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine. – Walter Cronkite

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME) – the 331st 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 on today include the Montana Legislature, Gianforte & the House, Obamacare Repeal, REAL ID, Missouri Legislature, Buzzfeed News & Trump, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 Volkswagen, Montana Legislature, unemployment, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, VA Montana Healthcare System, University of Great Falls, the weather, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Today I take a look at what Montana’s elected officials (Tester, Daines, Zinke) are doing on their summer break, plus I comment about Obama and golf, Trump and nukes, and NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics!

Watch out…

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