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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Caught My Eye…

Remember…Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

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:

  • Just Call Me Nostradamus (Kavanaugh)
  • Steve Daines – Publicity Hound
  • U.S. Senate Debate Postponed
  • The Old Fact Check
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

I enjoy a glass of wine each night for its health benefits. The other glasses are for my witty comebacks and flawless dance moves. – Unknown

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 the Mega Millions lottery jackpot, unemployment, Forbes 400, MLB losers and winners, U.S. Senate and House debate poll results, confidence in politicians, Brett Kavanaugh, Melania Trump’s travels, Rams, Chiefs, and the Cardinals.

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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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TWW Poll: Montana U.S. Senate Debate

Saturday night two candidates, Jon Tester (D) and Matt Rosendale (R), participated in a debate for the U.S. Senate.

You can watch the debate HERE.

Today’s poll asks, “Who do you think won the U.S. Senate debate?”

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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TWW Poll: MT House Debate

Saturday night, the three candidates (Greg Gianforte (R), Elinor Swanson (L), and Kathleen Williams (D)) for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat debated.

You can watch the debate HERE.

Today’s poll asks, “Who do you think won the Montana U.S. House debate?”

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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The Sunday Message

…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ­- 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)

This week seemed like a difficult one for our country. We are pretty divided and there’s a lot of hate being spewed.

I am asking readers to take a few moments this week and pray for our country. Pray for peace. Pray for truth. Pray for our leaders. Pray for kindness.

Thank you.

 

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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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Thursday Numbers

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

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 lottery, Matt Rosendale, unemployment, flu season, MLB losers, party goats, Bill Cosby, Initiative 186, roughing the passer penalties, Senate Judiciary Committee and Kavanaugh, plus much more!

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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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