Caught My Eye…

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. – Lewis Mumford

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With next Friday being Christmas and the Friday after that being New Year’s Day, this will be the last “Caught My Eye” of 2015. This is the 279th “Caught My Eye” of all time.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about Gov. Steve Bullock & Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, State Rep. Tom Burnett, Montana’s DUIs, millennial Muslims, Obama & Guns, Dakota Prukop, chemtrails, plus much more!

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Monday’s Odd & Ends

Hello Monday!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Smith’s Column in the Tribune
  • Lee Newspapers & MTN
  • Angela McLean
  • GOP Presidential Debate
  • Saturday Night Live Opening

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MT Governor 2016: Next Man/Woman Up…

It looks like Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) has a hard time keeping the seat warm in the Lieutenant Governor’s office.

Bullock has been in office since January 2013 (a little less than two years and 11 months) and already he is about to pick his third Lt. Governor.

Former Lt. Governor John Walsh quit his job as Lt. Governor when he was appointed by Bullock to the fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Max Baucus. Then Walsh unsuccessfully ran for the full term before quitting amid a scandal involving plagiarism. Now current Lt. Governor Angela McLean plans to step down to take a job with the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.

I’m sure McLean will do well in her new job – and she appears to be highly qualified for it. Nonetheless, the situation surrounding her resignation seems just a little odd. The Associated Press (AP) reported that McLean informed Bullock about her decision to resign only hours before it was announced she had accepted a new job.

While reading the AP’s timeline of events about the resignation, my first thought was, “Don’t they ever communicate?”

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Terrific News Tuesday

Welcome to September – it’s a new month and we get to start over!

There’s no better way to start off a new month than with another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

There’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Ballots in the Mail
  • Montana’s Labor Day Report
  • Air Quality
  • 50 is the new 42
  • A Lucky Man

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Caught My Eye…

Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye” and, for those of you heading to a three-day weekend, be good!

In case you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about American Crossroads & Walsh, REAL ID & Daines, Lt. Governor Angela McLean, Senate Committee Assignments, KBGF (NBC) Great Falls, 24/7 DUI Program, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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