The Wednesday Read: Junior & Russia, Recess, and Cash on Hand

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Junior & Russia
  • August Recess Delay
  • Cash on Hand

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Caught My Eye…

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey. – Malcolm de Chazal

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 on today include Steve Daines and recess, 911 callers, $8 Wine and Sharla Tester, ObamaCare Repeal Legislation, Trump/Putin Meeting, ESPN “The Body” issue, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 Discovery channel and the Duggars, health insurance and Montanans, unemployment, Tom Brady’s pool cover, the bonsai tree, the Marine Corps congressional fellow, Voting Rights Act, questions for the debate, worst moments in Presidential debates, the 24/7 sobriety program, the August recess, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 Tom Brady, Glacier National Park, Glendive MT, Most Beautiful, Medicare/Medicaid, Eric Berry, unemployment, August recess, Miracle Treat Day, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to Friday and “Caught My Eye!”  Are you ready for this?

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 both.

Today I write about the veterans’ reform bill and what Jon Tester and Steve Daines are doing/not doing about it. Then I take an in-depth look at Walsh and plagiarism, including my thoughts on how the New York Times got the story, Walsh’s foes and friends, Daines’ silence, and Walsh’s future. Plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

I think even Vice President Joe Biden would call today’s Caught My Eye “a big %^&$ deal” so read on…

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday – the first Friday of August!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is my weekly column where 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 some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about Concealed Weapon Permits, Protecting Montana’s missiles, Veterans Clinics, Wyoming Senate, G.I. Joe, Vacation time in D.C., the GrOpener, plus there are two winners in the Making Montana Proud category!

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Tuesday Political Potpourri

Here’s a roundup of some political news for your Tuesday – plus commentary! Enjoy!

Taxes:

Lee Newspapers is reporting that Montana State Senator Jonathan Windy Boy (Democrat) “owes more than $146,000 in federal taxes, penalties and interest, according to a document filed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.”

And here I thought the IRS was only going after people who leaned to the right…

Voter Guides:

The Associated Press reported yesterday that here in Montana “The commissioner of political practices says a political group is not to blame when voters leave guides in the election booth.”

I can agree with that.

The guides were handed out legally, “at least 100 feet from the precinct doors” and then people left them in the precinct.

I guess people “accidentally” left the voter guides behind. Someone, somewhere, just had a light bulb come on…

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