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



The Wednesday Read

Maybe my mom was right all those years ago. Maybe I won’t be happy until someone loses an eye. Maybe that’s what’s been missing. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Non-Citizens & Voting
  • NFL Free Agency
  • The NBA Problem


TWW Poll: Cleveland or Golden State?

Which team will win the NBA Championship?

  • Golden State Warriors
  • Cleveland Cavaliers

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Tuesday Commentary: Wired to Fight, Bots & Ingraham, & Villanova

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Tester’s “Wired to Fight” Campaign Ad
  • Russian Bots & Laura Ingraham
  • Villanova – National Champs


Monday’s Quick Hits: Boom, Basketball, and Pizza

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • What’s that Sound?
  • Women’s College Basketball National Championship
  • Men’s College Basketball National Championship
  • Little Caesars


Tuesday Commentary: Daytona, NBA, MLB & the Royals

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. – Billie Jean King

This past weekend I watched some sports on television. By the way, I also scooped snow – lots of snow. Here are some thoughts about sports:

  • Daytona 500
  • NBA All-Star Game
  • MLB & the Royals


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The Wednesday Read: Body Slam poll, Sessions, Gianforte, & Warriors

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation. – Joe Barton

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

  • Body Slam Poll
  • Jeff Sessions
  • Greg Gianforte
  • Golden State Warriors


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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!


Terrific News Tuesday

Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. – Dalai Lama

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:

  • Armed Forces Day
  • Josh Huestis
  • Pawsitively Adorable
  • Crossing the Street
  • NBA Playoffs


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Monday’s Quick Hits

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Quist Campaign Signs
  • Gianforte’s Loan
  • Pence on a Horse
  • Game 7