As a veteran, it has always been pretty interesting to me to watch and read what people say and do on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. There is a big difference between the two. Read on…
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. – Terry Pratchett
Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME) – and the good news is that this is CME #299. How cool is that?
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 this week include Clinton/Trump in Billings, the new anti-Gianforte Ad “Believe,” Senate District 10 battle, comments about my recent column, bumper sticker mania, former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, Armed Forces Day, plus a lot more!
Here’s a look at some of the political news that caught my attention recently. Of course, I offer my commentary…
Public Service Commission:
Last week I wrote about the feud on the Public Service Commission (PSC). Some more commentary has popped up, this time from former PSC commissioner and Chairman Greg Jergeson (a Democrat). It is pretty good and you can read it HERE.
Jergeson writes the following about current commissioners Brad Molnar and Bill Gallagher (Republicans):
Brad Molnar has long had a reputation for a shoot-from-the-hip style when it comes to the PSC. He doesn’t do his reading, ignores advice of the PSC’s professional staff, and disregards evidence presented at hearings before the commission. It’s a shame that Bill Gallagher appears to be have allied himself with Molnar’s political antics.
In regards to Republican Commissioner Travis Kavulla, Jergeson writes:
I am more and more impressed with Kavulla’s work ethic and determination to ferret out the facts. He has rapidly established a reputation for decisiveness, integrity and thoughtfulness. Continue reading