The Monday Memo: Tester, Legislature, Brown, Courts & Trump

The expert at anything was once a beginner. ― Helen Hayes

I’m back – I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Tester’s Next Term
  • Dome Lights
  • Bob Brown is Wise
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals & Trump
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Poll, Clerk, Trump, & Thoughts

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. – Sean O’Casey

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Big Sky Poll
  • Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court
  • Trump Spikes the Ball
  • Final Thoughts

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Kavanaugh, I-185, Daines, & Taylor Swift

Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. – Taylor Swift

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Justice Brett Kavanaugh
  • Initiative 185 (I-185)
  • Steve Daines – Publicity Hound
  • Taylor Swift

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Kavanaugh – An Independent View

On Friday the Senate Democrats won a small battle over the Senate Republicans when they convinced Republican Jeff Flake to announce that he wanted a week delay and to further investigate Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I also heard that Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins went along with Flake’s demand. The Republicans need their votes.

Anyone who watches politics knew the fight over Trump’s nomination was coming.

Over the years we’ve had the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas nomination process that turned nasty. Recently the Merrick Garland nomination was shut off by the majority Republicans, which was called a cheap tactic on one side and a great move on the other side. Others being nominated to the highest court could have turned nasty, too, if maybe they kept a calendar and drank some beer in high school. (I did one of those)

What goes around comes around. If the sides were flipped you can be sure the Republicans would try to win at all costs.

This “winning” turns my stomach and it should turn yours. It does give me something to write about.

Today we are concentrating on a prep school guy who may have assaulted a high school girl at some place she can’t remember, on a date she can’t remember, and she does not remember how she arrived at the unknown location of the alleged assault or how she left that unknown location.

We don’t have to believe her, but many do.

We don’t have to believe him, but many do.

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Caught My Eye…

This confirmation process has become a national disgrace. The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy. – Brett Kavanaugh 09/27/18

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Ford/Kavanaugh
  • Montana Debates?
  • U.S. House Poll

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The Wednesday Read: Rosendale, Ads, Poll, Laughing, & Thursday

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about. ― Jonathan Harnisch

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rosendale’s Bad Day
  • The Campaign Ads
  • TWW Poll: I-186
  • The World Laughed
  • Thursday Plans

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Kavanaugh, Anderson, Woods, & Memories.

Thanks to the people that walked into my life and made it better. And thanks to the ones who walked out and made it amazing. — Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Kavanaugh on Offense
  • Fred Anderson & Miles City
  • James Woods & Twitter
  • Calendar and Memories

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The Wednesday Read: Ford vs Kavanaugh, Rosendale, & Poll

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. – Sophocles

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Maybe She Will; Maybe She Won’t
  • Rosendale’s Little Things
  • Cascade County Sheriff/Coroner Poll

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Ford vs Kavanaugh

When President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, was derailed the Democrats cried foul and said how unfair it was. Now that President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is possibly being derailed, the Republicans are crying foul and saying it is unfair.

Welcome to politics in 2017-18. It’s a dirty business. I must admit the only thing better than watching a bunch of rich people beat each other up in Congress, is watching a bunch of rich people beat each other up on the football field on Sundays.

Surely the Republicans must have thought that the Democrats would use whatever they could to stop a Trump nominee. The Trump nominee had to be super clean. I know, don’t call you Shirley.

The Democrats found something on Brett Kavanaugh – from his high school days a mere 36 years ago – that could bring down the nomination. The Democrats waited until the 11th hour to spring it – those dirty rascals.

Full disclosure – I don’t remember my high school days, and I am around the same age as Kavanaugh. It was all kind of a fog. I still believe the movie “Dazed and Confused” was about my life.

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The Wednesday Read: Pay Raise, Kavanaugh, & Midterms

Caring about what people think of you is useless. Most people don’t even know what they think of themselves. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • 69% Pay Raise?
  • Faith & Freedom Coalition
  • Midterms

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