Monday’s Quick Hits

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. – Stewart Udall

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • John McCain
  • Steve Daines
  • Ryan Zinke
  • Nothingburger

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The Wednesday Read: Health Care, Fagg, Monument, & Gianforte

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. – E. B. White

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

  • Senate GOP Health Care Bill
  • Judge Russell Fagg
  • Missouri Breaks National Monument
  • Greg Gianforte

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The Wednesday Read: Gianforte, Tester, & McCaskill

I take my vacation on the combine and tractor. – Jon Tester

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

  • Friends & Family Vacation
  • Gianforte & WH Press Briefing
  • Lee Newspapers & Tester
  • WaPo on Gianforte

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Monday’s Quick Hits

You can observe a lot by watching. – Yogi Berra

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • The Sanders Boost?
  • Humbly Ask
  • Final Days
  • COPP
  • The Zinke Dance
  • Saturday Night Live

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Terrific News Tuesday

We are always the same age inside. – Gertrude Stein

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:

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Zinke
  • On the Road
  • Chobani Yogurt
  • Coachella 2017
  • Stanley Cup & NBA Playoffs

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Caught My Eye…

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 Ryan Zinke and the horse, Greg Gianforte and the House, GF Police Department and Coercion, the Committee to Defend the President, the Montana Legislature and Daylight Saving Time, and much more!

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Zinke Confirmed; Time to Move On

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the Secretary of Interior this morning. The vote was 68-31. Montana Senators Steve Daines (R) and Jon Tester (D) voted for Zinke. Congratulations to Secretary Zinke and best of luck to him.

Here are some of my thoughts about Zinke and moving on from here.

I’m relieved that I won’t have to hear U.S. Senator Steve Daines tell the “Boys State” story about him and Ryan Zinke again. I have my doubts they were even buddies back then – or even very good buddies now.

There was a lot of complaining from the right side of the aisle about how long it’s taking for President Trump’s cabinet to be confirmed. Since the Republicans in the senate refused to give President Obama’s pick for Supreme Court a hearing, what did they expect?

Zinke totally disappointed me when he disappeared from his job after his nomination was announced. He was being paid to perform the duties as Montana’s Congressman and he failed.

In other words, Zinke, the so-called patriot who does not see “red” Montana or “blue” Montana, but sees “red, white, and blue Montana” quit on Montana.

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