The Monday Memo

Maturity is when you have the power to destroy someone who did you wrong, but you just breathe, walk away, and let life take care of them. –Unknown

Welcome to Monday – and to the first column of June!

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Stapleton vs Bullock II
  • U.S.S. John S. McCain
  • Meghan Markle

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The Monday Memo

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. ― John Wooden

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • New Zealand & Trump
  • Trump & McCain
  • Trump & Fox News
  • March Madness

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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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Monday’s Quick Hits: Agent Orange, Betting, Ballots, & Apologize

Hey folks – I am running late today due to medical appointments. Don’t worry – I am still healthy enough to continue to pick on Republicans and Democrats!

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Harmless to Humans
  • Place Your Bets
  • June 5 Primary
  • One More Thing – Apologize!

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The Wednesday Read: Health Care, McCain, & Special Election

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. – Otto von Bismarck

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

  • Senate Health Care
  • McCain’s Speech
  • Montana Special Elections

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Terrific News Tuesday

The road to success is always under construction. – Arnold Palmer

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • U.S. Senator John McCain
  • Miracle Treat Day
  • Montana State Fair
  • NFL Training Camps

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Thursday Numbers

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course. – Lee Trevino

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 Mega Millions, losing health insurance, unemployment, fact-checking the President, John McCain, Fox News Poll, drought disaster, Donald Trump, White House briefing, working together, the sixth month, and much more!

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