The Monday Memo: Trump, McRaven, & Football

**Posting may be a little lighter this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday**

One of the best gifts you can give someone is a genuine thank you for being in your life. -Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Retired Admiral Bill McRaven
  • Self-Grading
  • Football
  • One More Thing

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That Uranium One Deal/Scandal

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

Probably one of the best explanations of the “Uranium One deal-Clinton Foundation scandal” came from Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith.

The Washington Post reported that Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal,” infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought [to] work for CNN or MSNBC.

Since I am a little older, I can still remember back to a time when we wanted and expected our anchors to tell us the truth and be accurate and not partisan.

You can catch the explanation from Smith below. It’s some of the best six minutes of reporting that you will ever see from the Fox News channel:

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Published in: on November 15, 2017 at 5:16 am  Comments Off on That Uranium One Deal/Scandal  
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Caught My Eye…

When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal. – Richard M. Nixon

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 on today include the Montana U.S. House race, Alert Message, Montana U.S. Senate 2018, the Sergeant Schultz defense, James Comey, shots fired update, Armed Forces Day, and much more!

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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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Caught My Eye…

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME) – the final CME before Election Day!

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 this week include Tschida vs Motl, School Bus Drivers, Gianforte Ads, I pick the 2016 election winners, One More Thing, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Tester, Essmann, Taxes, & Emails

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are. – Cal Thomas

Today is one of those days that make it great to be an independent blogger!

These items caught my attention for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Tester’s Fundraising
  • Essmann Tweets
  • The Sales Tax Issue
  • Deleting emails

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Thursday Numbers

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. – Andre Gide

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 Greg Gianforte, Democratic Governors Association, unemployment, National Education Association, Montana Democratic Party & Dirk Sandefur, FiveThirtyEight predictions, Tribune poll & judges, Twitter, Gannett & Great Falls Tribune, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Poll, Ryan for Ryan, Obamacare, & Bonuses

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. – Robert H. Schuller

Today these items caught my attention:

  • MSU-B Poll
  • Ryan for Ryan
  • Obamacare
  • Enlistment Bonuses

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Caught My Eye…

The press is the enemy. – Richard M. Nixon

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)! This is CME edition #320 – is that cool or what?

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 this week include Presidential debate poll results, Judge John McKeon, endorsements & Dirk Sandefur, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), City of Great Falls & cellphones, and much more!

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TWW Poll: The Final Presidential Debate

Who won the final presidential debate?

If you do not see the poll, click on “Continue Reading” to see it…

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Published in: on October 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm  Comments Off on TWW Poll: The Final Presidential Debate  
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