Monday’s Quick Hits: Taxes, Flynn, and Football

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. – H. L. Mencken

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Senate Tax Bill
  • Down Goes Flynn
  • CFB Playoffs
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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The Sunday Message

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
You’ll ever be unchanging!
A symbol of goodwill and love
You’ll ever be unchanging

Each shining light
Each silver bell
No one alive spreads cheer so well

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
You’ll ever be unchanging

– O Christmas Tree Lyrics | MetroLyrics

When my children were younger we would plan on heading into the Lewis and Clark National Forest with some friends around the first weekend in December to find the perfect Christmas tree. We would buy a tag from the Forest Service, load up the SUV, and head for the forest.

We would also bring plenty of food. We’d start a fire and enjoy the fresh air. We would spend the day in search of the perfect tree. I don’t know if we ever found it, but the kids had a blast playing in the snow that was sometimes very deep. They were normally worn out and sleeping before we made it back to the highway to head home with a tree strapped to the top of the vehicle.

Some years the “hunt” went smoothly; others years it was more of an adventure. We would always bring a tow rope and once or twice we got stuck, but it still counted as a great time!

The Great Falls Tribune posted a story back in 2015 about finding the perfect tree. Check it out HERE.

If you live near a place where you can “hunt” for your own Christmas tree, do it. The memories will last forever.

## MERRY CHRISTMAS or HAPPY HOLIDAYS (Whichever you like) ##

Caught My Eye…

If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies. – Jon Stewart

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 about today include the Senate tax bill, Bobby Hauck, the Thunderbirds, Alabama Senate Race, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. – Alan K. Simpson

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 national debt, unemployment, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Mariana snailfish, golf carts, area code, Tiger Woods, Eli Manning, Donald Trump, College Football Playoffs, Jeannette Rankin, LeBron James, and much more!

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Tuesday Commentary: Daines, Gianforte, & Pocahontas

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. – Will Rogers

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Daines & Taxes
  • Gianforte – Just Shut Up
  • Pocahontas

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Monday’s Quick Hits: NY Times, Tester, Trump, & Chiefs

If you don’t believe in winning, you don’t believe in free enterprise, capitalism, our way of life. – Tom Landry

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • New York Times & Great Falls
  • Tester’s Money
  • Trump & Time & Groping
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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