The Wednesday Read: Corey, Melania, Jim, & Monica

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ― David Russell

Today’s topics include:

  • Corey Stapleton
  • Melania, Melania
  • Jim Acosta
  • One More Thing

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Children in Cages

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper.Associated Press

Today would be a great day for the Trump Administration to stop separating children from their families at the border.

Over the weekend, more and more people came out against this cruel act being administered by the Trump Administration.

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The Wednesday Read: State of the Union Review

So let’s begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong. And together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America. – President Donald J. Trump (01/30/18)

Let’s face it – President Donald J. Trump is no President Barack Obama when it comes to delivering speeches. Not many can compete with Obama in that arena.

The first year in office is in the books for Trump. Now he owns the Presidency and the good and bad that happens along the way.

Tuesday night Trump delivered a decent *speech. He stayed on script for the most part and even when he could not get one Democrat to cheer for his ideas, he kept his cool and stayed the course. There were some Democrats who boycotted his speech. Like I wrote yesterday, anytime a member of Congress boycotts the SOTU address, no matter which party, this is pure pettiness. They should be adults and show up.

Trump kept his cool for the whole length of his speech – one hour and twenty minutes. That makes it the third-longest State of the Union speech in history. Bill Clinton owns the two longest speeches. Trump’s speech contained 5,830 words. (Source)

We’ll see if he can keep his cool on Twitter in the coming days.

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The Wednesday Read: Trump’s Exam, Approval Rating, & Greitens

Some people hear voices…some see invisible people…others have no imagination whatsoever. – Unknown

Today’s read deals with these important issues:

  • The Medical Exam
  • First Year Approval Ratings
  • Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

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Thursday Numbers

We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line! Don’t forget it! – Vice President Joe Biden, 07/27/16

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 Powerball, Veterans Administration & art, unemployment, beer historian, Donald Trump & Russia, the fire near Great Falls, Yellowstone National Park, President Obama’s speech, Robin Selvig, John W. Hinckley, Jr, Freddie Gray, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. – H. L. Mencken

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME) – and the good news is that this is CME #300.

300 – Let that sink in just a moment. I can’t wait to read the congratulatory messages from the President, Senators, Representatives, Ambassadors, foreign leaders, and teenagers.

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 Trump in Montana, Montana Political Donations, Montana Democrats & Accountability, Gianforte Welcomes Candidate, Gianforte’s problem, Daines is Learning, Memorial Day, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

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!

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Thursday Numbers

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. – Steve Jobs

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 just a wee bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the Democratic Presidential debate, Greg Gianforte, Max Baucus, Jeopardy, unemployment, Mike Huckabee, Planned Parenthood, Twitter, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Bill Clinton, and much more!

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Tick, Tick, Tick…

It’s looking more and more like the Federal government will shutdown tonight at midnight Eastern Time. If the government does shut down, who gets the blame? Take the poll (below) and check back often to see the results.

Since I follow politics and write a lot about it, this is a gold mine. I also love my country, so it is embarrassing that Congress and the President can’t work out their differences to keep the government operating.

Back in 1995-96, I was “furloughed” as a government employee (U.S. Senate staffer) when Democrats, led by President Bill Clinton, and Republicans, led by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, failed to come to an agreement.
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Bob Dole & the Republicans

In April, Roy Wenzl of The Wichita Eagle wrote a story about former Senator and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. It was a fascinating look at Dole’s life and his take on politics in 2013. On Sunday, Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace conducted an interview with Dole, now 89, which received lots of play on the cable news networks.

Today’s Republican Party should be listening to Dole.

Dole was asked what he thought about the Republican Party today, and he said, “I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says closed for repairs until New Year’s Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.” (more…)

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