Monday’s Quick Hits

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • The Gianforte Interview
  • Bill Maher & Gianforte
  • Montana Democrats
  • Trump & Manning

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Caught My Eye…

Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. – Robert Kennedy

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 Greg Gianforte, Rob Quist, Mark Wicks, Donald Trump, the Stanley Cup, the NBA Finals, and Memorial Day!

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Thursday Numbers

When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered. – Christopher Dodd

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 healthcare, Memorial Day, unemployment, dirty money, veterans in Congress, President’s job approval, Greg Gianforte, House of Cards, Top Gun, and much more!

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Gianforte: Just Go Away

Sometime tonight (Thursday) after 8:00 p.m. Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte will probably be declared the winner of Montana’s special U.S. House election.

Some reports say that about two-thirds of the voting was completed by mail or absentee ballot before Gianforte’s incident with a reporter Wednesday night.

If he does hold on to win the seat, Gianforte should decline to take the seat. He should not be seated in Congress. It appears that Gianforte is not suited for the hectic and fast-paced life of running for or holding public office. He lacks the temperament to be a Congressman.

Gianforte is being charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly grabbed Ben Jacobs of The Guardian by the neck and then body-slammed him to the ground Wednesday night. The attack was caught on audio by the reporter and ironically it was witnessed by a Fox News team.

Jacobs wanted to get Gianforte’s comments about the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the American Health Care Act which is the bill recently passed by the U.S. House. It’s kind of a hot-button issue, but it should not result in a reporter getting punched.

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The Wednesday Read: House Prediction, Cold War, Budget, & the NFL

Everyone should have their mind blown once a day. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

  • The Trump Budget
  • A Cold War?
  • My U.S. House Prediction
  • Celebrate Good Times NFL

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Terrific News Tuesday

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up. – Rachel Corrie

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:

  • Military Retirees & Montana
  • Special U.S. House Election
  • National EMS Week
  • Quality Life Concepts Desperados
  • On the Road

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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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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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Thursday Numbers

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

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 Shelter Island Estate, Greg Gianforte & Rob Quist, immigrants, President Donald Trump, unemployment, civil rights laws, Ryan Leaf, Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Manning, Stephen Colbert, special election, Robert S. Mueller III, Five Guys, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: House Race, Trump, Comey, & Images

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end. – William Shakespeare

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

  • Deputy Mason Moore
  • Big Money in House Race
  • Trump & Classified Material
  • The Comey Memo
  • The Image

Deputy Mason Moore:

My condolences and prayers go to the family, friends, and co-workers of Broadwater (Montana) County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore. Moore was killed while on duty early Tuesday morning. Moore is survived by his wife and three children. He was 38.

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

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